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New Netherland Signatory Handmarks

One of the very interesting items found about Dutch ancestors is that they often used handmarks, or signatory marks.

A handmark is a representation of a signature, used when an individual cannot write his or her name. Handmarks range from a very simple X to a stylized letter (often the first letter of the first or last name of the individual) to very elaborate designs.

Some of the handmarks I have chosen to publish here on the New Netherland section of Olive Tree Genealogy are few from "Papers Relating to the Condition of New Netherland" dating from 1643-1647 as found in Vol. 1 of Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York. Some are from my personal research in the Amsterdam Archives.

See the following Dutch settlers signatory hand marks. I will add more Signatory Hand Marks as I find them.
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Abraham Jacobsen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Ambrose Loman
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Barent Dirckse
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Claes Carstersen & Claes Caerlessen are the same man
  • Hand Mark of Claes Montelaar
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Cornelis Souleman
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Cornelis Swilwan
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Egbert Woutersen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of George Holmes aka Joris Homs
  • Hand Mark of Gerrit Wolphert
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Hans Hansen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Hendrick Heyndricksen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Isack de Forest
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Jacob Stoffelse
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Jan Haer
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Jan Picces
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Laurens Pieterse
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Lawrens Pietersen (different man)
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Louis Crain (thought to be Teunis Cray below)
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Pieter Adriaensen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Teunis Cray
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Thomas Sandersen
  • Hand Mark 1648 of Wolphert Gerrits - same man showing evolution of his mark over time?
  • Hand Mark with Signature of Marritie Damen



 
 

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