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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 1673

Contributor Liz DuBois
  • 26 Jan. Mathys Brouwer, j. m. Van N. Jorck, en Margrietje Pieters, j. d. Van N. Amersfort.
  • 2 Febr. Jan Sackerley, j. m. Van Absin in Engelt., en Sara Catharine Bedlo, j. d. Van Amsterd.
  • Eodem. Evert Aertszen, j. m. Van N. Jorck, en Marritje Hercks, j. d. Van N. Jorck.
  • 9 May. Jan Janszen Van dyck, j. m. Van Amsterd., en Theuntje Thys, j. d. Van Buuren in Gelderlt.
  • 16 dicto. Hendrick Kiers, j. m. Van Gees in't lantschap Drenthe, en Metje Michiels, j. d. Van Schoonderwoert.
  • 23 dicto. Jan Vincent, j. m. Van N. Jorck, en Annetje Jans, j. d. als voren.
  • 24 dicto. Arent Hermanszen, j. m. in't Graefschap Benthem, en Susanna La maistre, j. d. Van Midwout, op N. Haerlem.
  • 8 Jun. Jan de Foreest, j. m. Van N. Jorck, en Susanna Verleth, j. d. Van Amsterdam.
  • 15 dicto. Jan Dyckman, j. m. Van Benthem, en Magdaleentje Tourneurs, j. d. Van Midwout.
  • 2 Jul. Hendrick Bastiaenszen, j. m. Van Cuylenburg, en Marritje Hendricks, j. d. Van Brevoort, in't Sticht Van Uytrecht, op Stuyvesants bouwereye.
  • 29 dicto. Jan Auckesze Nuys, j. m. Van Amsterdam, en Barber Provoost, j. d. Van N. Jorck.

CONTINUATION OF THE MARRIAGE BANNS after the New Style. New York changed to New Orange by the Netherlanders on 9 August. Note the change with date of banns on left, and marriage date on right.

  • 27 Aug. Hendrick Gerritszen, j. m. Van N. Orangien, en Marritje Waldron, j. d. als voren. 20 Sept.
  • 10 Sept. Jan Stephenszen, j. m. Van't Fort Orangien, en Lysbeth Lucas, j. d. Van N. Organgien, beyde wonende alhier. 4 Oct.
  • Eodem. Jan Laurentszen Duyts, Wedr. Van Jannetje Jeuriaens, en Neeltje Adriaens, j. d. Van Breda, beyde in Mispats Kill. 27 Sept.
  • 24 dicto. Daniel Waldron, j. m. Van Amsterd. en Sara Rutgers, j. d. Van Wesop. 11 Octob.
  • Eodem. Gerrit Cosynszen, j. m. Van N. Nederland, en Belitje Jacobs, j. d. Van't Fort Orangien, beyde op Stuyvesants bouwerye. 25 dicto.
  • 25 Octob. Adries Roelofszen, j. m. Van Malmuyden, Quartiermr. onder Capt. Corn. Ewoutszen, Catharine Van Zandt, j. d. Van Aernhem in Gelderlt., wonende ter Stede N. Orangien. 25 Nov.
  • 25 dicto. Jeuriaen Blanck, de Jonge, Van N. Orangien, Hester Ven der Beeck, j. d. Van Gauwanes. 25 dicto tot Midwout.
  • Eodem. Jan Corszen, j. m. Van't Recif in Brasiel, en Metje Theunis, j. d. Van N. Orangien. 8 dicto.
  • 3 Decemb. Justus Witvelt, j. m. Van Amsterd. Vaerende op't Flands schip Suriname. 25 Dec.
  • Eodem. Cornelis Vander Burg, j. m. Van N. Orangien, en Lievyntie Leunen, j. d. als voren. 1674 7 Jan.


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