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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam/New York - Marriages

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 1738

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

Personen met Geboden Anno 1738

April 1; John Mare j.m. van Devonshire in oud Engeland & Mary Bes j.d. van Nieuw Jork, beide woonende alhier; April 26.

14; Jacob Trimper j.m. v. Hoogduidsland met Anna Maria Feffer j.d. v. N. Y'l, beide woonende alhier; May 1.

May 13; Hendrik Cordes, j.m. v. N. York, met Elisabeth Miserol, j.d. v. N. York, beide woonende alhier; Juny 3.

Juny 3; Abraham Mils, j.m. v. N. York, met Hesther Blank, j.d. v. N. York, beide woonende alhier; 18.

3; Georg Schwartz, j.m. v. Darmstad in H. Duidsl't met Sara Barnhard, j.d. v. Bosswyk op't lang Eyl'd, beide woonende alhier; 21.

May 12; Jabobus Meet, j.m. v. N.Y., woonende te Pompton in N. Yersey met Anna Maria Maul, j.d. van Tilburg in H. Duidsland, woonende alhier; 23.

Juny 16; Jan Sprong, Wed'r, v. 't Lang Eyland, met Sara Hansse, j.d. v. Deutelbay, en beide woonende aldaar; July 21.

Personen met Licentie Anno 1737

Ingeteekent Novemb. 11; John Massa & Margrita Krankheid; Getrouwt Novemb. 13.

19; Edward Smith & Rachel Hunter; 19.

26; Jacobus Kierstede & Elisab'th Saybrant; 27.

Decemb. 17; Johannes Remsze & Elisab'th Waldron, Wed. Decemb. 18.

17; Gerard Smith & Catharina Sebring; 18.

Anno 1738

Decemb. 26, 1737; Burdit Pitkingston Fleetwood & Margarita Cregier; January 1.

January 11; Robert Gregory & Maria Robinson; January 11.

11; Pieter Kock & Catharina van Horne; 19.

Maart 9; Isaac Koning & Gerritje Herte; Maart 17.

17; John Mandeviel & Hanna Somerendyk; 18.

April 21; Andrew Varik & Aafje Ten Eyck; April 23.

May 4; Patrick Smith & Rachel Montagne; May 4.

April 27; Benjamin Stouwt & Femmetje du Foreest; 6.

May 5; Cornelis van Horen & Maria Buys; 6.

16; Benjamin Morgan & Maria Tiebout; 17.

23; John Robinson & Maria Sims; 24.

Juny 3; John Elow & Vrouwtje Heyer; Juny 4.

5; Patrik Scandling & Jannetje Stryker; 8.

17; William Lane & Sara Holmes; 17.

13; William Dandy & Margriet McKlain; 18.

23; William Dawson & Elisabeth Read; 25.

26; James de Hart & Elisabeth Maurits; 26.

July 7; William Heyer & Tabita Simson; July 8.

7; James Man & Eva Bussing; 9.

11; Jacob Leonard & Maria Moor; 11.

19; Charles Smith & Cornelia Williks; 24.

August 3; George Munnel & Jane Worry; August 3.

16; Robert Benson & Tryntje van Borsom; 18.

15; Isaac Bussing & Elisab'th Tellee; 19.

Personen met Geboden Anno 1738

Ingeteekent Sept. 2; Abraham Blank, j.m. met Sara Baerkly, j.d., beide v. N. York, en woonende alhier; Getrouwt Sept. 17.

16; John Joynog, j.m. van London in O. Eng'lt met Maria Cannely, Wed. van John Hand v. Ierland, beide woonende alhier; Octob. 2.

21; Johannes Staat j.m. v. Niewit woonende alhier, met Catharina Pister uit Pals in H. Duidsl't, van Zynbeek; 29.

Novemb. 10; Everardus Brouwer, j.m. v. L. Eyl't woonende alhier, met Cornelia de Lanoy, j.d. v. N. Y'k, woonende op 't L. Eil'd.; Novemb. 30.

Anno 1739

Febr. 21; Michael Wever, Wed'r, v. Dorlag in H. Duids L't, met Anna Maria Klein, Wed. v. Michael Fischer v. Wittenberg in H'g Duidsl't, beide woonende alhier; Maart 4.

Juny 8; Johannes Bas, j.m. v. Deutelbaay met Elsje van Yveren j.d. v. Bloemendaal; July 6.

August 18; Hans Jacob Graaf, Wed'r van Zurig in Switzerland, met Maria Catharina Miller, Wed. v. Michiel Broek, v. Niewit in H'g Duidsland; August 26.

Personen met Licentie Anno 1738

Aangeteekent August 24; Samuel Bell & Jane Bisset; Getrouwt August 26.

Septemb 5; Johannes Heirbeig & Martha Corstang; Sept. 5.

14; Joseph Jadwin & Elener Martin, Wed. 17.

26; John Mesnard & Anna Bradt; 29.

30; James Wily & Elisabeth Logan; 30.

Octob. 10; Rem Remsse & Tryntje Berren; Octob. 14.

18; Victoor Bikker & Anna Turk; 27.

28; Jacob Phenix & Maria Rome; 29.

Novemb. 14; Alexander Lamp & Anna Mattiks; Novemb. 14.

11; Gerard van Benthuyzen & Francis Lewis; 12.

15; Samuel Richards & Elisabeth Staats; 17.

17; William Stdyford & Hanna v. Gelder; 19.

Decemb. 1; Teunis Somerendyk & Geertruy Herris; Decemb. 2.

12; Samuel Bowyer & Maria Clowdy; 19.


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