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Marriage Book of the Register of the Persons who are herin recorded, and who were married here or outside the city of New York from the 11th Dec. 1639

Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record published 1890 and 1940


  • New York was New Amsterdam until 1674
  • Researchers in this time period should also familiarize themselves with common Dutch phrases used in Baptismal, Marriage and death records. The serious researcher will also need to be very familiar with Dutch naming systems and patronymics
  • Remarks within square brackets [ ], are Lorine's own notations and research. The names are for the most part, in patronymic form. The actual surname the family may have taken, would not have developed for some years. If known, I have indicated the family name which this individual or his/her descendants eventually took.
  • Remember that spelling was largely phonetic in this time period - and your ancestor may be found under a variety of names (patronymics) and spellings ..... so... be creative! In these early records the use of "Van" is not usually part of the surname, but is intended as "from" showing the place of origin of the individual.

Understanding these records:

From 27 August 1673 on, the first date is the date the parties registered their intent to marry. The last date is the date of the actual marriage. Example:

"den 3 May. Willem Heyer en Catalyntie Mol den 26 May"

"den 3 May" means Willem and Catalyntie registered on the 3 May of that year. "den 26 May" is the actual marriage date.

dicto means that entry occured in the same month as the preceeding entry (the one above it). If the preceeding entry also uses "dicto", keep reading up until you find a month. Example:

"den 3 May. Willem Heyer en Catalyntie Mol, j.d. Van N. Yorck, den 26 May"
"den 28 dicto. James Spencer en Maria Carlee met een licentie den 28 dicto."

Here we see that James Spencer and Maria Carlee registered their intent to marry on 28 May (as per the entry before theirs)

eodem means the entry occured on the same day as the one preceeding. Example: In the following three entries we see that Andries Holst registered his intent to marry on the same day as Francois de Fenne. Francois' entry uses "den 6 dicto" so we must read up to find the first preceeding entry with a month - and that is Delivery Stantely with the month of Sept. Thus Francois' entry is 6 Sept. as is Andries'.

"den 2 Sept. Delivery Stantely, en Engelje Boeckhout, Getrouwt den 2 Octob."
"den 6 dicto. Francois de Fenne, en Margareta Blanck, Getrouwt den 9 Octob."
"Eodem. Andries Holst, en Cornelia Van Tienhoven Getrouwt den 23 Septemb."

New Amsterdam (New York City) Reformed Dutch Church Marriages 1688

Contributor Christopher H. Wynkoop
  • den 20 Jan. Jonas Liewens j. m. Uyt oudt Engelt, en Aefje Cornelis, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende tot N. Haerlem. den 5 Febr. tot N. Haerlem.
  • den 4 Febr. Johannes Martier, j. m. Van Leyden en Hester Van Couwenhoven, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. den 22 dicto.
  • den 13 dicto. Eduard Earle, j. m. Uyt Marienlant, en Elsje Vreedlant, j. d. op Goemoenipa, met Atestatie Van Bergen. den 13 dicto.
  • den 29 dicto. William Greene, Van Lanckashire, en Maria Wouters, j. d. Van N. Yorck, met licentie Van d' Hr Anthony Brockhorst. den 29 dicto.
  • den 10 Mart. Francisco Van Angola, j. m. Van Bloemendal, en Dorathee Bresiel, j. d. Van de Barbados, d' eerste wonende op Bloemendal, en twede op Fredrick Philipszen lant. tot N. Haerlem.
  • den 16 Mart. Joost Palding, j. m. Uyt 't lant Van Cassant, Catharina Duyts, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. den 1 Apr.
  • den 23 dicto. Johannes Vander Spiegel, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Marritje Luersen, j. d. Van Voren, beyde wonende alhier. den 16. dicto.
  • den 11 April. Roelof Lubbertszen Westervelt, j. m. Van Meppelen, en Urselina Steymets, j. d. Van Bergen. Met attestatie Van Hackinsack en Bergen. den 11 dicto.
  • den 13 dicto. Jacob Van Gesel, j. m. Van N. Castle, en Geertruydt Reymers, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. den 9 May.
  • den 27 dicto. Paulus Turck, Junior, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Marritje Reyers, j. d. Van Blommendael, beyde wonende alhier. den 16 dicto.
  • den 2 May. William Lyne, en Marie Jans Van den Burg, j. d., beyde wonende alhier. den 2 dicto. meteen licentie.
  • Eodem. Andries Thomson, en Maria Breedstede, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde wonende alhier. Eodem. met een licentie.
  • den 5 dicto. Johannes Clopper, Wedr Van Maryken Sourt, en Margareta Hagen, j.d. Van Amsterdam, beyde wonende alhier. den 24 dicto. Hemelvaert.
  • Eodem. Pieter Janszen Van Langendyck, j. m. en Geertie Cornelis, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. den 23 dicto.
  • den 12 dicto. Jan Hybon, j. m. Van 't Breuckelsche Veer, en Geertruyd Breedstede, j. d. Van N. Yorck. beyde wonende alhier. den 4 Jun.
  • Eodem Gysbert Van Imburg, j. m. Van Kings touwne, en Jannetje Messuer, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde wonende alhier. Eodem.
  • den 2 Jun. Jacobus Berry, j. m. Van de Zuytrivier, en Elisabeth Lucas, Wede. Van Jan Stephenszen, beyde wonende alhier. den 17 dicto.
  • den 9 dicto Nathaniel Southfield, j. m. Van de Barbados, en Styntie Jans, j. d. Van de Zuytrivier, beyde ver by Stuyvesants Bouwerye. Getrouwt tot N. Haerlem.
  • den 9 Jun. John Sillkwood, j. m. Van Wigby in Engelt., en Catharina Smith, Wede van Huybert de Riemer, beyde wonende alhier. den 28 Jun.
  • den 22 dicto. Albertus VandeWater, j. m. en Pieternel Kloppers, j. d. beyde geboren en wonende alhier. den 18 Jul.
  • den 13 Jul. George Dolstone, j. m. Van Miltfort in O. Engelt, en Margariet Starcks, Wede Van Rendel Evins, beyde wonende alhier. den 29 dicto.
  • den 10 Aug. Willem Depuy, j. m. Van Boswyck, en Lysbeth Weyt, j. d. Van de Barbadas, d' Eerste wonende op Mernach, en twede tot Kichtewang. Vertoog Verleent. Om te trouwen tot Kichtewang.
  • den 6 Sept. Bernhardus Hardenbroeck, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Elisabeth Coely, jonge d. als boven beyde wonende alhier. den 3 Oct.
  • den 14 dicto. Jan Legget, j. m. , Van de Barbados, en Catalina Tenbroeck. j. d. Van N. Albanien, d' Eerste wonende alhier, entwede tot N. Albanien. Vertoog Verleent. om te trouwen tot N. Albanien.
  • den 21 dicto. Johannes de Peyster, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Anna Banckers, j. d. Van N. Albanien, d' Eerste wonende alhier, en twede tot N. Albanien. Vertoog Verleent. Om te trouwen ut Supra.
  • den 28 dicto. Cornelis Arentszen Viele, j. m. Van N. Albanien, en Maria Adolfs, jonge d. Van N. Yorck, d' Eerste wonende tot N. Albanien en twede alhier. den 14 dicto.
  • den 12 Oct. Jacob Janszen, j. m. Van N. Haerlem, en Grietie Kermer, Wede Van Hendrick de Boog, beyde wonende alhier. den 30 dicto.

* Nota. Op den 16 dicto is de trouwbosch geligt door Fredr: Philipszen en N. de Meyert, en bervomden in de zelve f1335: 8:
* (On the 16th of October the marriage fee-box was emptied by Fred. Philipsen and N. de Meyert, and found in the same 1335 florins and 8 stuyvers.)

  • den 19 dicto. Herman Janszen, Wedr Van Brechtie Elsewaert, en Geesje Schuurmans, Wede Van Bruyn Hagen beyde wonende alhier. den 7 Nov.
  • Eodem. Cornelis Dirckszen Hoyer, j. m. Van de Zuyt rivier, en Cornelia Bogardus, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. Eodem.
  • den 26 dicto. Leendert Lievens, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Lysbeth Hardenberg, j. d. Van N. Albanien, beyde wonende alhier. den 16 dicto.
  • den 30 dicto. Roelof Martenszen, Wedr Van Annetje Pieters, en Catharina Cregier Wede Van Stoffel Hooglt d' Eerste tot Amersfort en twede alhier. met Attestatie getrouwt op N. Amersfort.
  • den 2 Nov. Pieter Van Brug, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Sara Kuyler, j. d. Van N. Albanien, beyde wonende alhier. den 21 Nov.
  • den 14 dicto. Alexander Lam, j. m., nyt Schotlant, en Lysbeth Koningk, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. den 14 Dec.
  • den 16 dicto. Bartholomeus Le Roux, j. m. Van London, en Geertruyd Van Rollegom, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. Eodem.
  • den 7 Dec. Jous Borger, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Lysbeth Lubberts, Wede Van Dirck Evertszen, beyde wonende alhier. Ao 1689 den 9 Jan.
  • den 21 dicto. Hermanus Van Gelder, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Teuntje Teunis, j. d. Van N. Uytrecht, beyde wonende alhier. Eodem.


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