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Sailed 16 April 1660 from Amsterdam, arriving New Amsterdam

Captain Pieter Lucasz

Source unless noted otherwsie:Lists Of Inhabitants Of Colonial New York by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan Chapter entitled Early Immigrants to New Netherland 1657-1664

New Netherland Ships Passenger Lists Project
I've started reconstructing ships' passenger lists from various source (see below for details) and will be providing these lists online as I complete them. In some cases, I've been able to reconstruct names for a ship list that has never been published before! In other cases, I've been able to add names to previously published lists. This is an Olive Tree exclusive.

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Lorine's Research Notes With Sources: I reconstructed the names of those sailing on various ships from the following sources. Please note that not every source was used to reconstruct every ship. I have indicated which sources were used for each individual:

  1. Abstracts from Notarial Documents in the Amsterdam Archives by Pim Nieuwenhuis published in New Netherland Connections in series Vol. 4:3,4; Vol. 5:1-3 (hereafter NNC)
  2. Early Immigrants to New Netherland 1657-1664 from The Documentary History of New York (hereafter EINN)
  3. Settlers of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1658 in Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (hereafter VRB)
  4. E. B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany NY (hereafter CHM)
  5. New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 edited by Michael Tepper (hereafter NWI)
  6. Emigrants to New Netherland by Rosalie Fellows Bailey, , NYGBR; vol 94 no 4 pp 193-200 (hereafter ENN)
  7. De Scheepvaart en handel van de Nederlandse Republiek op Nieuw-Nederland 1609-1675 unpublished thesis by Jaap Jacobs [hereafter JJ][Olive Tree Genealogy database]
  8. The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 [hereafter RNA] [an online book from Ancestry.com]

  • Jan Soubanick, from Byle in Drenthe [NWI]
  • Albert Jansz from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Pieter Jacobsz, from East Friesland [NWI]
  • Cornelis Bartels, from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Steeven Koorts from Drenthe, wife and 7 children; 22, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 yrs old [NWI]
  • Jan Kiers, farmer, and wife from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Focke Jansz, farmer from Drenthe, wife and 7 children: 19, 17, 13, 11, 9, 3 yrs old, and nursing child [NWI]
  • Claes Arentsz from Drenthe, wife and 3 children: 6, 4, 3/4 yrs old and a boy aged 14 [NWI]
  • Gerrit Egbertsz, farmer's servant from Meppelt [NWI]
  • Beertien Dircx, maiden from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Egbertie Dircx, maiden from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Pieter Jansz, shoemaker from Drenthe, wife and 4 children: 15, 13, 9, 1/2 yr old [NWI]
  • Coert Cartensz, famer's servant from Drenthe [NWI]
  • Roeloff Swartwout, farmer (on his return to New Netherland where he previously resided) [NWI]
  • Cornelis Jacobsz Van Leeuwen in the employ of Swartwout [NWI]
  • Arent Mertensz from Gelderland in the employ of Swartwout [NWI]
  • Ariaen Huijbertsz from Gelderland in the employ of Swartwout [NWI]
  • Albert Heymans, farmer, from Gelderland, wife and 8 children: 17, 15, 14, 9, 8, 7, 4, 2 yrs old [NWI]
  • Peter Timkam, tailor from Nimwegan, in the service of Director Stuyvesant [NWI]
  • Jan Jansz Mol [NWI]
  • Annetie Harmens, maiden, resides with paulus Leendertsz Van de Grift [NWI]
  • Beletie Foppe, resides with Jacob Leendertsz Van de Grift [NWI]
  • Elias Gijseling from Zeeland [NWI]
List Of Soldiers [NWI]
  • Claes Petersen, Adelborst from Detmarsum
  • Claes Hayen from Bremen
  • Jan Petersen from Detmarsen
  • Gerrit Manneel van Haen
  • Conraet Croos from Switzerland
  • Hendrick Eyck from Srahuys
  • Christian Bartels Ruysh from Amsterdam
  • Hendrich Steveterinck from Osnasnigge
  • Peter Martens from Laens
  • John Hamelton of Hamelton [ENN: owes David Craffort for his transprotation]
  • Johan Verpronck from Bonn above Ceulen; a Smith and Baker [ENN: Johan Spronck from Bonn above Ceulen]
  • Jan Wilekheresen from Bergen in Norway
  • Peter Petersen from Amsterdam, 1with his Wife and 3 children
  • Brant Kemenes from Dockum [ENN: Brant Hemmes from Dockum]
  • Dirck Jansen from Rylevelt
  • Harman Jansen Engsinck from Oldenseel [ENN: Assigns wages per yer to Beertie Jansen, his mother]
  • Johannes Levelin from Bulhausen
  • Michiel Brouwnal from (Berg) Mont-eassel
  • Jurriaen Fransen [name crossed out]
  • Jans Hansen Graer [name crossed out]
Footnote 1: It is a commonly held misconception that Pieter Pietersen from Amsterdan was the ancestor of the Ostrander family. Recent research by Chris Brooks, published in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, clearly show the true origins of the Ostrander family. Read about Chris' findings on my Pier pages.

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