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Nicholas William STUYVESANT

Male Bef 1648 - 1698  (> 49 years)

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  • Name Nicholas William STUYVESANT 
    Born Bef 22 Dec 1648  New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1698 
    Will 13 Aug 1698 
    Will 13 Aug 1698 

    • (1) Fish, Stuyvesant, "Peter Stuyvesant," An Address Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America, April 21, 1930, Baltimore, MD: 1930, pp. 27-28:

      NICHOLAS WILLIAM STUYVESANT, son of Peter Stuyvesant and Judith Bayard, was baptized Dec. 22, 1648, and had for sponsors the Directors of the Dutch West India Co. He married first; on May 12, 1672, Maria Beekman, daughter of William Beekman; married second, Sept. 15, 1681, Elizabeth Van Slechtenhorst, daughter of Gerrit Van Slechtenhorst. She was either married to a man called Sydenham before she married Stuyvesant or just after Stuyvesant died. A letter in her handwriting reads as follows:

      "Memoranda van Klaverack.

      ["] At the time that Governor Andros was Governor for the first time, my father Slichtenhorst bought land from the savages, Red Hawk, the savage, and more others which is called Klaverack. Jan Hendrick Salberge also had a piece of land which was situated nearby, so they have a deed together, each half of the land; now as my father Slichtenhorst was on his deathbed, he thought it well to leave this land to his children; firstly he gives to Alida Slichtenhorst sixty acres; Cato Hillegondt the remaining, to my brother Gerret Slichtenhorst and Elizabeth money and gold; now, as Gerret Slichtenhorst was going to Holland, he left his land to me by testament and deed of gift, which Geradts has now; Gonda was compelled to transfer hers to Sydenham, as he gave her no peace. When I had been unhappily married to Syndanham for about a year and a half, I come along the Broad Way, go where . . . Pamerton lived, sees me passing, calls me and asks me whether I was making a fool of him; I said that I did not know for what, and that, never in my life, had I spoken one word to him or against him; well, he says here is a writing or deed of gift of Klaverack to signed; I said that I knew nothing of it, that whoever had put him to work might sign it too, so I thought that Sydenham did not know I had it, as I had never told him, but had it already recorded with Mr. Sierpis, how about 4 months after I was very ill, being pregnant with Jan Syd, so he sends the sleigh to town where a party was being given by the Pamertis, and Mr. Bockly and crooked Lodloo; in the drawing room they had their fun, as they were in the middle of their sport, I had an attack, and could not speak a word and Pamerton, who had also come, did not believe but what I was dying, runs to them and says: do you sit here and are so merry, Madame Syd lies dying; at once all came out who were there and began to read; honest Loodloo, who is the contriver of all evil, his name I heard read, as I thought, but as soon as it was done, Syd takes a seat in the bed to hold me up, while Pameter wrote with my hand, also it is said that they have asked me whether I did this of my free will, and I should have said yes; what I do believe to be the truth, because since Pameter had spoke to me, I lived in Hell; locked up everything there was; many a time I have concealed the food for my children in the cellar under the tub, locked the cupboard that contained the food, yes, not so much as a drink of beer for myself or for the children, tied the negroes up and whipped them for nothing yes, threatened me to cut the tongue from my throat if I said anything against him; his wife was his own as long as he did not beat her to death.

      * * *

      and so I have forgotten how I came into the land of Klaverack, after my brother had gone to Holland, war came with the savages, so that my sister Cato had to leave her land, Alyda was burned twice, Hillegant was also in want of money, so that I bought these three parts without Stuyvesant's knowledge, and have paid it through neighbor Moonviele and Abram de Pister, and had Robber Lifvenston, who was Secretary, write it in Stuyvesant's name, as will appear; now, as Stuyvesant was on his death bed, I have brought these transfers to him, and said that he should dispose of them as he thought good, it is bought and paid for; so he had made it over to me by a deed of gift.

      ["]Elis Stuyvesant."

      Nicholas William Stuyvesant's will is dated Aug. 13, 1698. His second wife died April 20, 1738.

      Nicholas William Stuyvesant was a Captain of Militia 1684, and Alderman 1684, and his signature appears on addresses made to the King in 1687, 1690, and in the Leisler troubles 1689, about a year after making his will August 13, 1689.

      By his first wife, Maria Beekman, he had the following children, all of whom died young:

      1. Judith, baptized Oct. 22, 1673, died before Dec. 5, 1694.

      2. Petrus, baptized July19, 1676. Died young.

      3.Catherina, baptized Aug. 17, 1678. Died young.

      By his second wife, Elizabeth Van Slechtenhorst, he had the following children:

      1. Petrus, baptized Dec. 26, 1683, died an infant.

      2. Petrus, baptized March 21, 1685, died Dec. 11, 1705. Married and had one child, Benoni, baptized May 2, 1706. Illegitimate under the Dutch law.

      3. Elizabeth, baptized March 13, 1687, died young.

      4. Ann, baptized April 17, 1689; married Thomas Prichard in June 1704. She died 1759. Her husband died shortly after they were married.

      5. Gerardus, baptized Oct. 25, 1691, died 1777; married March 5, 1722 Judith Bayard.
    Person ID I20922  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father Peter STUYVESANT,   b. 13 Oct 1602, Scherpenzeel, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1672, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Judith BAYARD,   b. Bef 16 Nov 1608, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687  (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Aug 1645  Walloon Church, Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria BEEKMAN 
    Married 12 May 1672 
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F9273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth VAN SLECHTENHORST,   d. 20 Apr 1738 
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F9274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart