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Matys CORNELISSEN

Male Bef 1644 - Aft 1709  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Matys CORNELISSEN 
    Born Bef 1644  Jutland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1663  New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Matthys CORNELISSEN 
    Name Matthys VAN HORNE 
    Died Aft 12 Aug 1709 
    Notes 
    • (1) E-mail message dated January 8, 2010 to the compiler from Marleen Van Horne :

      There were three immigrants to New Netherlands whose descendants took some version of the Van Horne surname. The three men were Jan Cornelissen, from Hoorn, North Holland; Christian Barentsen, probably from Hoorn, Terschelling Island, Friesia; and Matthys Cornelissen from Jutland. These men were not related, and had absolutely nothing to do with one another after coming to North America. . . .

      Matthys Cornelissen's two sons were baptized in Brooklyn, the family moved to Monmouth County, New Jersey by 1700.

      (2) Chris Chester, The Brouwer Genealogy Database <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brouwergenealogydat a/index.htm>:

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      Matys Cornelissen

      b. before 1644

      • Matys Cornelissen was born before 1644 if it is assumed he was an adult when he arrived in New Amsterdam. Born in Hoorn, North Holland, according to Our Van Horn Kindred, but without the offer of any proof other than the fact that descendants choose the surname "Van Horne." His marriage record would imply that he was born in Jutland, Denmark. Research done by Paul H. Van Horn, relayed in a manuscript on file with the New Jersey Historical Society, states that his efforts to locate the origins of Matthys have come up empty.

      • He married Fytie Adamse Brouwer, daughter of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Jacobs Verdon, on 20 February 1692; He is called Matys Cornelissen van Jutland, Denmark, on his marriage record.

      • Also known as Matthys Van Horne.

      • He came to New Netherlands in about 1664.

      • In 1658 a Mathias Cornelius immigrated to Maryland with his wife Margaret and daughter Alicia (Md. Patents, Q:63). Mathias Cornelison, Swedish, late of New Amstel, was granted denization by Maryland Council on 29 July 1661 (Archives of Md., 3:429-430). Matthias Cornelius sells to Peter Mounson, 50 acres in 1665 (Baltimore County Deeds, IS#IK:20). Maryland Chancery Court Proceedings, 16 Jan 1676/77: Jury of inquiry held by virtue of writ dated 13 May 1676 presented by Capt. Jonathan Sibrie and Mr. Wm. Pearce of Cecil County, to inquire what lands Matthias Cornelius late of this county died seized of. Inquisition finds that he died seized of 50 acres on north side of Sassafrax adjoining Marquis Saverton, it being a plantation that he bought of Clement Nickolson, but we cannot understand if the land was ever planted. The value we judge but little,it being decayed ruinante plantation. He died about eleven years ago, without any heir. Verdict read in open court on 27 April 1677.

      It is clear from the above, that the Mathias Cornelison of Maryland and Matthys Cornelissen of Kings County, Long Island, cannot be one and the same.

      • Matys Cornelissen took the Oath of Allegiance in September 1687 at Kings Co., New York, as "Matthys Cornelisen, 23 jeare" (in this country for 23 years).

      • His name was on the assessment roll of New Utrecht in 1693.

      • He appeared on the census of 1698 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, as Matthys Cornelisse, with a household of 1 man, 1 woman, and 5 children.

      • On 20 Apr 1709, Nicholas Brower of Brookland, "am holden and firmly bound unto Mattyse Corneliusse of Brookland, in the penal sum of 350 pounds." The conditions of the obligation required Nicholas to pay "unto Cornelius and Abram the two and only sons and children of Mattys Corneliusse and Feytie his wife," the sum of 175 pounds each, within twelve months of the decease of Matthys Corneliusse and Feytie his wife, and in the meantime to pay yearly, and every year to Matthys and Fytie, his wife, and the longest liver of them after, the rate of six percent, payable on 1 May, yearly (a payment schedule is then described). Signed by Nicholas Brower. Then on 12 Aug 1709, Mattyse Corneliusse bound himself to Nicholas Brower, for the same sum of 350 pounds.

      • He was living in April 1709; as per the above mentioned indenture. Otherwise, no date or place of death, nor of the settlement of Matthys' estate, has ever been found.

      • The inventory of the estate of John Bowne of Mattawan, Middletown Twp., Monmouth County, New Jersey, taken in 1716, includes a list of mortgagors. Among the mortgagors are "Mathias Corneliuson and Cornelius Van Horn" (N.J. Wills 1:50-54. The will is dated 14 Sep 1714).

      • In a deed, Abraham Van Horn sells to Capt. Richard Saltar, land that was originally acquired by Abraham's father Matthys Cornelisson.

      • Descendants of Matys Cornelissen have used the surname Van Horne, also spelled Van Horn or Van Hoorn. In 1959, Elsie O. Hallenbeck published Our Van Horne Kindred, a revision of Our Kindred which had been published in 1888 by her grandfather, Abram Van Horne. Hallenbeck's work has been used here as a guide for the descendants of Matys Cornelissen, but as it is a secondary source, which did not include source references or citations, it is to be used as a guide to be augmented by the uncovering of primary documentation.
    Person ID I19535  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 

    Family Fytie Adamse BROUWER,   b. Bef 1660, Gowanus, Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1709  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1692  Reformed Dutch Church, Flatbush [now Brooklyn], Kings County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Abraham VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 15 Jan 1699,   d. Nov 1759, Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Cornelis VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 4 May 1695,   d. 12 Feb 1744, Whitehouse, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 17:08:00 
    Family ID F8713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Flatbush DRC MarriageRecords 1677-1757 : 1692 20 Feb; Matys Cornelisen, van Jutland, ym; Fytye Adams, wid Evert Hendricks, both liv Bkln.