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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 1722~1723

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

Personen met Geboden Anno 1723

Ingeteekent January 5; Jonathan Gleesen, j.m. V. Jerlant, met Mary Maggerits, Wed. V. William Best; Getrouwt January 20.

5; James Egelton, j.m. V. Schotland, met Agnietje Aartcher, j.d. V. N. Haarlem; 20.

26; Petrus Van S't Tome, j.m. V. groote Kil, met Susanna Cisco, j.d. V. kleine Jonkers; February 15.

Met attest. V. Tappan geteekent. den 27 Febr.; Jan Perry, j.m. met Catharina Stypers, Wed. V. Philip Serven, beide van Tappan en woonende aldaar; Maart 10.

Maart 2; Patrik Miller, j.m., & Elisabet Makneel, beide van Schotland en woonende alhier; 20.

9; Robbert Lason, Wed'r V. O. Engl't & Anna Hees, Wed. V. John Moglison V. Schotland, beide woonende alhier; 24.

29; Pieter Jager, j.m., & Catharina Riedig, j.d., beide uit Duidslandt en woonende alhier; April 19.

May 4; Andries Preslaar, j.m. uit duidslant, en Antje Wels, j.d. Van Staten Eylant, beide woon'e alhier; 21.

25; Jacob Vollenweyler, Wed'r, met Catharina Maul, Wed. V. Mich'l Moncleur, beide uit Duidslant en woonende alhier; Juny 8.

31; Joh's Vredenburg, j.m. V. N. York, met Jannetje Woeders, j.d. V. N. York, beide woonende alhier; 22.

Juny 8; James Sibbit, Wed'r V. London, met Martha Lie, Wed. V. Alex'r Simson V. N. York, beide woonende alhier; 26.

July 19; Walther Heyer, j.m. V. N. York, met Jenneke Van Vorst, j.d. V. Ahasyms; August 8.

19; Samuel Nyts, j.m. V. Breukelen, met Alida Berry, j.d. V. Akkinsak, beide woonende alhier; 11.

August 16; Jacobus Rrykman, j.m. V. Deutelbay, met Geertruy Adriaansse, j.d. mee V. Deutelbay; Septemb. 1.

1; Johannes Bussing, j.m. met Metje Cortregt, j.d., beide van N. Haarlem; 2.

Septemb. 22. Met attest. uit de Zuitsersche kerk; Paulus Tenkelbag, uit H. Duidslant, met Maria Appolonia, Wed: Van Urbanus Hents, wooend'e aan de kleine Jonkers; ____.

Octob. 6. Met attest. uit de Lutersche kerk; Jurriaan Willem Morig V. Elbinggrode met Anna Melkers Van Frankenstyn beide woonende alhier; Octob. 6.

Personen met Licentie Anno 1722

ingeteekent Decemb. 7; Cornelius Van Hoek & Jannetje Busch; Getrouwt Decemb. 8.

4; Henry Ten Broek & Mary Blanck; 27.

Anno 1723

January 5; Samuel Laurence & Anna V. Tuyl; January 6.

31; Barend de Foreest & Elisab'th ver Duyn; Febr. 9.

Febr. 9; Philip Monthorne & Joh'a Rall; 9.

22; Joh's Blank & Rachel Anderson; 23.

18; Richard Somes & Maria Garrison; 25.

27; Richard van Dam & Cornelia Beekman; Maart 1.

April 22; Robbert Forrest & Elisab'th Webb. Wed.; April 22.

20; Vaughan Davis & Cath'a Schaats; 26.

May 1; James Jacobs & Maria Swaan; May 5.

16; James Livingston & Mary Kiersted; 18.

24; Theophilus Elsworth & Esther Rome; 25.

Juny 22; Owen Callaghane & Susanna Merret; Juny 22.

July 19; Alexander Fenix & Elizabeth Boke; July 19.

August 10; Thomas Ellison & Margaret Gerbrandts; August 10.

15; Nathaniel Sele & Catharina Berkelo; 15 N.b.

16; John van Gelder & Maria Koning; 17.

20; William Williams & Hanna Farklin; 23.

23; Isaac Braesjer & Jane Cox; 23.

Sept. 21; John David & Elisabeth Carr; Septemb. 21.

Personen met Geboden Anno 1723

Ingeteekent Septemb. 13; Huyg Hartshoorn, j.m. V. Yerl't, met Sarah Fish, j.d. V. Nawesinks, beide woonende alhier; Getrouwt Octob. 16.

Octob. 11; Hermannus Stymets, j.m. V. Ahasyms, met Elsje Hereman, j.d. V. N. York, beide woon'e alhier; Novemb. 2.

October 25; Hendrik Kool, j.m. V. N. York, met Femmetje Foreest, j.d. V. N. York, beide woon'e alhier; Novemb. 10.

Novemb. 15; Bregon Coevers, j.m. V. Boswyk, met Anna Slover, j.d. V. Mannor V. Fordam, beide woonende alhier; Decemb. 1.

29; William Koek, j.m. V. Yerl't, met Cornelia De Grauw, Wed. V. Richard Mahoon, woonende alhier; 7.


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