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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 1702

New Amsterdam (New York City) Reformed Dutch Church Marriages transcribed by anonymous volunteer for Olive Tree Genealogy.

Note from Contributor:
The Marriage register becomes complicated as it begins to split between marriages with Banns, and marriages by license. I will add comments in [] brackets, where appropriate.


Of lyst der Personen die hier ten Huwelyken Staat Ingeschreven Enhier of Cuiten dere Stadt Getrouwt Zyn of ook met een Licentie Zig ten Huwelyk begeeren hebben 't Sedert den 5 July in 't jaar des Heeren 1701.

[BOOK OF MARRIAGES; or list of persons registered for marriage, who have been married here or outside the City. And also those, who have entered into the bonds of wedlock with a license Since the 5th of July in the Year of our Lord. 1701]

On the left, Ingeschreven.
On the right, Getrouwt.

Anno 1701: Personen met geboden getrouwt

Julius August: Ingeschreven den 2 Augustus; Adrian Quakkenbosch j.m. Van N. Alb'y, met Annetje Cornelis, j.d. Van Van [sic] N. Haarl.; Getrouwt tot Haarlem den 22 Augustus 1701.

den 12 Septemb; Matthys Smak j.m. Van N. utrecht met Elisabeth Stevens Wed. Van N: York; [no date entered]

den 12 do; Jan Kuur j.m. Van Engl't., met Gerritje Gerritz j.d. Van N. York; den 28 Sept.

den 3 October; Philp. Delly j.m. Van Staatenylandt met Cornelia Van Gelder j.d. Van N. York; den 22 Octob.

Anno 1702.

den 23 decemb'r; Johannes byvang j.m. Van N. Alban'y met Aaltje Hooglandt, Jonge dochter; den 1 Januaries 1702.

den 30 January 1702; Johannes Meyer j.m. Van N. Haarl'm met Tryntje Van Dalse, j.d. Van Haarlm; [no date given]

den 14 Maert; Thomas Siggelse, j.m. Van N Alban'y met Jannetje Brevoort j.d. Van Haarlem; den 5 April.

den 10 April. Michiel Jansze j.m. Van N. York met Marytje Stevens j.d. Van N. York; den 26 April.

Anno 1701: Personen met en licentie getrouwt

Julyus de licentie gereekent den 3 July; Andries ten Broek met Lyntie Splinters; Getrouwt alhier de 5 July 1701.

den 7 Augustus; Thomas Evens. met Jane Timmer; den 9 August.

den 9 do; Adriaan Man met Hester Boerden; den 10 do.

den 25 do; Francois Van Dyke met Fytje Dirksz; den 26 do.

den 5 September; John Mantajgne met Elisabeth Fredrikz; den 8 Septemb.

den 8 October; Kielian Van Renslaar met Maria Van Cortlandt; den 15 October.

den 27 October; Willem Van Nieuwenhuizen met Elisabeth de Hart; den 27 October.

Anno 1702. [met licentie]

den 3 Maart; Hermanus Myer met Helena Pop; den 6 Maart.

den 13 January; Thomas Pell met Aaltje Beek; den [ ] Maert

den 21 Maert; Joseph Proster met Elisabeth Verwyde; den [ ] Maert

den 21 April; Petrus Kip met Emmetje Vandyk; den 24 April

den 25 April; Isaac Drederiks met Hester Van Flek; den 26 April.

Anno 1702. Perzonen met geboden getrouwt.

den Mai 5, ingeschreven; Arien Van Schaayk, j.m. Van N. York, met Jannetje Jans, j.d. Van N. York; getrouwt den 29 May.

den 8 do; Tehunis Korsse, j.m. Van N. York, met Josyntje Van Oblinis, j.d. Van N. Haarlem; [no date given]

den 8 do; Denys Woertman, j.m. Van Breukelen op't L.Y. met Margarita Beekman, j.d. Van N. York; den 24 May.

den 7 Juny; Theunis Pier, j.m. Van Esopus, met Margriet du Foer, j.d. Van N. York; [no date given]

den 28 Juny; Hermanus Benssing, j.m. Van N. Alb'y, met Aaltje Bikkers, j.d. Van N. York; den 19 July.

den 6 July; William Persons, Van O. Englant, met Helena Van Gunst, j.d. Van N. York; den 19 July.

den 28 July; Johannes Bruyn, j.m. woonende op Accergchenont, met Rebecca Van den Boog, j.d. Van N. York; [no date given]

den 21 Aug.; Jan Van Hoorn, j.m. Van N. York, met Magdalena Karstens, j.d. Van N. Albn'y; den 13 Sept.

den 21 do; Joh. Dykman, j.m. Van N. Alban'y, met Rachel de Vae, j.d. Van N. Haarlem; [no date given]

den 22 Sept.; Elias Smith, j.m. Van Middelburg in Zelandt, woonende op Akerg'y, met Cornelia Jacobsz., j.d. Van de bouwery; [no date given]

den 23 do; Jacob Paerker, j.m. Van O. Engl't, met Maria Booljer, Wed. Van Steven Leveyns; den 27 do.

den 2 Oct; Albert Lauw, j.m. Van N. Haarlem, met Susanna de Lameeters, j.d. Van N. Haarlem; [ndg]

den 3 do; Harmen Lutjens, j.m. Van Hamb'h, met Anna Maria Sipkins, j.d. Van N. York; [ndg]

den 13 Novemb.; Salomon Goewy, j.m. Van N. Albanie, woonende op de deutelbay, met Catharina Dooren, j.d. Van N. York; getrouwt den Decem.

Anno 1702. Personen met Licentie getrouwt.

ingeschreven, den 14 Novemb; Cornelis Turk, j.m. Van N. York, met Elisabeth Van Schayk, j.d. Van N. York; Getrouwt 1702, den 3 decem.

N.B. den 7 was dit op Haarlem getrouwt; Johannes Berk, j.m. Van N: Alban'y met Anna Catharina Nagels, j.d. Van N: Haarlem; 4 do.

den 16 do; Abraham Mol j.m. Van N. York, met Sara Kwik, j.d. Van N. York; den 16 do.

den 20 Novemb; Karel Robberson, j.m. Van London, met Elisabeth Wessels Weduwe Van Laens Roosdel, Van de Barbados, Woonende alhier; den 16 decem. N. B. Vandeze heb ik ook een licentie.


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