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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 1724~1725

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

Personen met Geboden Anno 1724

Decemb. 21 [1723]; George Wats, j.m. V. O. Engl't, met Sarah Frensh, Wed. V. Pieter Mark V. O. Engl't, beide woonende alhier; January 5 [1724].

27; John Ellener, j.m. V. O. Engl't, met Aplonia van Aarnem, j.d. V. N. York, beide woonende alhier; 26.

A'o 1724, January 10; Thomas Meeners, j.m. V. O. Engl't, met Sarah Koller, Wed. V. William Baastrik V. Westchester, beide woonende alhier; 26.

10; Johan Willem Crollius, j.m. V. Nieuw Wit, met Veronica Cortselius, j.d. V. Nieuw Wit, beide uit H. duidsl't, en woonende alhier; 30.

10; Thomas Watson, j.m. V. O. Engl't, met Elisabeth Borris, j.d. V. Bouwery, beide woonende alhier; February 8.

10; John Willingham, j.m. V. O. Engl't, met Lucresia Yong, j.d. V. N. York, beide woonen alhier; 9.

Februar. 21; Joris Walgraven, j.m. V. N. York, met Magdalena Lessier, j.d. uit H. Duidsl't, beide woonende alhier; Maert 10.

21; Isaac Somerendyk, j.m. V. G. kil, met Sarah Van Norden, j.d. mede V. G. kil, beide aldaar; 14.

Maart 7; Joost de Milt, j.m. V.N. York, met Margrietje Willemsze, j.d. V. Philipsburg, beide woonende alhier; 22.

May 1; Hendrik Labach, j.m., met Elizabeth Lesjer, j.d. beide uit H. Duidsl't en woonende alhier; May 17.

8; Willem Bandt, j.m. met Margrietje van de Water, j.d., beide v. N. York & woon'e alhier; 31.

Personen met Licentie Anno 1723

Ingeteekent October 18; John Schuyler, Junior, & Cornelia V. Cortlant; Getrouwt October 18.

October 18; Henry Brestede & Geertje Wessels; October 20.

28; John Brady & Maria Robbinson; 28.

29; Nathaniel Charles & Anneke Bollard, Wed.; 29.

Novemb. 11; John Gibbs & Anna Smith, Wed.; Novemb. 11.

18; James Mills & Maria Hitskok; 18.

23; Lucas Braesier & Judith Gageri; 24.

28; Joseph Taylor & Gerretje V. Velsen; 30.

Decemb. 11; David Provoost, Junior, & Hannah Rynders; Decemb. 12.

18; Archibald Fisher & Catharina Van Horne; 19.

31; William Ricks & Elisab'th Richardson; 31.

Anno 1724

January 27; John Louw & Sarah Provoost; January 30.

16; John Dunk & Margarita Parker; February 2.

31; William Warner & Neeltje Chahaan; 13.

Maart 6; John Vrooman & Mary Appel; Maart 8.

28; Randal Staeve & Margari'th Lauwerier; 29.

30; John Heyer & Margari'th Bulleau; 31.

April 1; William Tilladams & Jane Britau; April 1.

25; Teunis van Gelder & Jane Bradt; 25.

23; Robert Thiobalds & Agnes Lynsen; 26.

May 8; Cornelius Wynkoop & Elisabet van der Spiegel; May 9.

16; Jesse Kierstede & Jacoba Lewis; 17.

23; Jacob Loring & Maria Van'r Grift; 24.

30; Abel Hardenbroek & Anna Elsword; 31.

Personen met Geboden Anno 1724

Ingeteekent May 16; Laurens Louw, j.m. V. Nieuw Haarlem, & Jannetje Van Vlekkeren, j.d. van Bloemendaal; Getrouwt Juny 12.

12; Hendrik Hermsze, j.m. V. Breemen, met Margritje Lins, j.d. uit Pals, beide woonen alhier; 28.

12; Pieter Stauben, Wed'r met Coenradina Manderbag, Wed. V. Jacob Steerts, beide V. Nieuwit, woonende alhier; 30.

July 10; Hendrik Paulsze, j.m. V. N. York, met Neeltje Van Duerzen, j.d. V. N. York, beide woonende alhier; July 26.

Sept. 11; Joh's Laurier, j.m. V. N. York, met Maria Barends, j.d. V. N. York, beide woon'e alhier; Sept'r 27.

August 10; Nicolaas Syn, j.m. uit Duidsl't, met Urseltje Maulin, j.d. uit Duidsl't, beide woonen alhier; Octob'r 1.

Octob. 30; David Keuning, j.m. uit Duidsl't, met Anna Catharina Tipel, j.d. mede uit Duidslant, beide woo'e alhier; Novemb. 22.

Anno 1725

Decemb. 24 [1724]; Jonas Frederiksz, j.m. Van Philipsburg woonende op Springfielt, op't Lang Eyl't, met Marytje Ras, j.d. Van Jamaica opt lang Eyl't, en woonende te Nieuw York; January 12 [1725].

January 1; Simson Pels, j.m. V.N. York, met Maria Bensing, j.d. V. N. Haarlem; 22.

16; Ryer Michielsze, j.m. V. Mannor V. Fordam, met Elisabeth Dreak, j.d. V.'t lang Eyl't, woonende op Mannor Fordam; February 4.

22; John Stokford, j.m. V. O. Engl't, woonende alhier, met Alida Sikkels, j.d. V. betfort opt L. Eyl't, woonende aldaar; 8.

22; Nicolaus Hamler, j.m., met Mari Magdalena Simon, beide uit H. Duidsl't, en woonen alhier; 13.

22; Nicolaas Burger, j.m. V. N. York, met Debora Blyenburg, j.d. V. t Lang Eyl't, beide woonen alhier; _____.

Maart 5; John Ellen, j.m. V. N. York, met Marytje Akkerman, j.d. V. Hakkinsak, beide woonende alhier; Maart 21.


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