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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 1713

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

Personen met Geboden. Anno 1713.

Ingeteekent April 24; Carste Burger, j.m. V. N: York, met Sara Waldron, j.d. V. N. York; Getrouwt May 17.

met attest: V. Bergen. Sub dato 21 May; Johannes Gerritse V. Wagenun, j.m. V. Bergen, met Margritje Sip, j.d. V. Bergen; 21.

April 24; Johannes Luwis, j.m. V. N: Haarlem, met Hester de Lameeter, j.d. V. N. Haarlem; 22.

May 8; Abraham Barsjo, j.m. V. O. Engel't, met Geertje Bras, j.d. V. N. York; 23.

8; Raef Potter, Wed'r V. Ierlant, met Elisabeth Ekkisse, Wed. V. Dirk Uittenbogert; 26.

15; Richard Stoon, Wed'r uit O. Engel't met Ariaantje Van der Graaf, Wed. V. Andries Douw, V. N. York; 31;

22; Jacob Koning, j.m. V. N. York, met Agnitje Ganjon, j.d. V. Kingstown; Juny 13.

Juny 4; Pieter Ubregt, j.m. V. Brabant, met Maria Dyman, Wed. V. James Huwit V. Albanie; Juny 22.

August 7; Cornelis Tienhoven, j.m. V. N. York, met Geertruy Hibon, j.d. V. N: York; August 27.

Sept. 25; Jacobus Van Gelder, Wed'r., met Marytje Wynants, Wed. V. T. Roseboom; Octob. 17.

Octob. 9; Joh's Odel met Johanna Vermilje; 29.

do 9; Joh's Vermilje met Sarah Odel; 29.

28 met attestatien Van geboden V. Akkinsak & Bergen gedaseert; Gerrit Hermanisse Van Wageninge, j.m., met Annatje Sip, j.d. V. Bergen; 28.

November 1; Louis Rou, Predicant in de France Gemeente te N. York, met Renee Marie Gouion, j.d. V. N. Rochel; Novemb. 3.

7; Phhilip Pieter, Wed'r V. Tielenbuk uit Duitsland, Woont te Raretan, met Anna Kinnejondaar, Wed. V. Lodewyk Roos, Van Browsvelt, Woont alhier; 22.

19; Lodewyk Layk, Wed'r uit de Pals in Duidslalnd, met Veroneca Walen, Wed. V. Matthys Swiegen uit de Pals; Decemb. 7.

Personen met Licentie Anno 1713.

ingeteekent May 23; John Dunlope & Rachel Grant; Getrouwt May 26.

29; Jacob Van Dyk & Maria Hollaar; 30.

29; Jan de Groof & Claasje Bogaart; 31.

Juny 19; Charles Phillips & Maria TenBroek; Juny 20.

July 4; Beniamin Goodwin & Susanna Wessels; July 5.

4; Cornelis Cornelisse, & Hanna Bikkers; 9.

11; William Murphy, & Hanna Van Ekele; 11.

25; John Stephens & Catharina Blank; 25.

August 26; Stephen Van Cortlant & Catharina Staats; August 28.

28; Philip Schuyer & Anna Elisabeth Staats; 28.

Novemb. 18; George Brewerton, & Maria Verduin; Novemb. 20.

23; Griffen White & Maria Owens; 23.

Decemb. 4; John Prise & Maria Miserol; decemb. 4.

Personen met Geboden Anno 1713.

Ingeteekent Novemb: 13; Frans Van Dyk, j.m. V. N: York, met Resule Montras, j.d. V. N. Tuyn, Woonende alhier; Getrouwt Decemb. 8.

Decemb. 8. met attest. V. Bergen; Marte Wennem j.m. V. N. Alban. met Antje Van Vorst, j.d. V. Ahasym. 9.

23. met attest V. Bergen gedateest; Gerrit Gerritze van Wageninge, j.m. met Marytje Gerbrands j.d. beide V. Bergen; 23.


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