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Jan BASTIAENSEN

Male 1618 - Aft 1677  (> 59 years)


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  • Name Jan BASTIAENSEN 
    Born 1618  Leerdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1663  New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Jan Bastiaensen VAN KORTRYK 
    Died Aft 8 Jan 1677 
    Notes 
    • (1) Abbott, John Howard, The Courtright (Kortright) Family, New York, NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1985, p. 25:

      Jan Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk), born 1618, at Leerdam, Holland, went to the town of Beest, not far from Leerdam, where he married and where his children were born, these being Cornelis, Hendrick, Laurens and Belitie. With his brother Michiel and their families, he sailed for New Amsterdam, embarking in the Spotted Cow April 16th, 1663, and had a Bouwery on Staten Island, but probably spent a part of his time at Harlem.

      (2) Courtright, Dudley Vattier, History of the Van Kortryks or Courtrights, Columbus, OH: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1924, pp. 12, 14:

      Jan, born 1618, married and settled farther up the Linge in the village called Beest within sight of Wolfswaert castle and also of the ruined abbey of Marenwaert within the Gelderland border. It is here his three sons were born: Cornelius Jansen, 1645 . . . [,] HENDRICK JANSEN, 1648 . . . [, and] Laurens Jansen, 1651 and a daughter, Belitie Jansen, 1659. . . .

      These two brothers [Jan and Michiel] and their families, the boys approaching manhood, yielded to the flattering offers held out to colonists and agreed to leave together for that distant land, America. The contagion of emigration had also, among many others, seized their neighbor, Jan Louwe Bogert, a young man with a wife and two children. Accordingly they proceeded to Amsterdam and embarked April 16, 1663, in the ship "Brindle Cow," Jan Bergen, master, with several Wallons and other Dutch colonists, in all 90 odd passengers.

      It cost Jan Bastiaensen for himself and family 204 florins and 10 stivers. The Dutch florin or guilder valued at 40 cents and the stiver at 2 cents or in our money $81.80. Considering the purchasing price of a dollar in those days Jan Bergen was very well paid.

      Family names were the exception and not the rule among our early Dutch ancestors and the mass of people in the Fatherland used only a patronymic formed by adding to the child's Christian name that of the father with the affix sen meaning "son." The affix was often shortened to se or z and always in the case of females to s. Thus Jan Bastiaensen Van Kortryk meart "Jan son Bastiaen from Kortryk," and afterwards in Haarlem were sometimes called the Jansens.

      The Bastiaensen Brothers after landing went to Stuyvesant's Bouwery but soon left and moved to Haarlem.

      These Bastiaensen brothers were the progenitors of the entire Kortright or Courtright family in the states of New York and New Jersey.

      Laurens Jansen, youngest son of Jan for some reason took the name of Low, Laurens Jansen Low and is the ancestor of the Low family of Harlem and Somerset Co., N. J. (Riker.) . . .

      JAN BASTIAENSEN VAN KORTRYCK owned a bouwery on Staten Island in 1674 (N. Y. Col. Mss. xxiii, 403) and is last mentioned in the records Jan. 8, 1677, when he is witness to a power of attorney, given by his old Schoonrewoerd friend, with whom he came over, Jan Louwe Bogert, to Hendrick Jansen Baker to collect money due Bogert on Brooklyn property sold to Thos. Lambert.

      On Sept. 25, 1670, Jan Bastiaense, father, and Bastiaen Elyessen father-in-law of Cornelius Jansen, witnessed an agreement between Cornelius and Laurens Jansen his brother in re land transaction, Laurens then departing for Esopus and married there.

      Bastien Kortright was given a deed to the piece of land which he had purchased from Johannes Vermilye, April 1, 1693, at Kingsbridge (p. 137 New Harlem Past and Present). . . .

      Jan's children, all born in Holland, were . . . Cornelius, b. 1645 the ancestor of the Harlem family . . . [,] HENDRICK, b. 1648 our ancestor [,] . . . Laurens, b. 1651 the ancestor of the Low family [, and] . . . Belitie, b. 1659 married in 1678 Jacob Jansen Decker of Esopus, N. Y., whither her brother HENDRICK had gone to live (Riker p. 258).

      (3) http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/nnship23.shtml:

      DE BONTE KOE (The Spotted Cow)

      Sailed from Amsterdam 16 April 1663, arrived in New Amsterdam between 11 May 1663 and 17 August 1663

      Captain Jan Bergen

      Jan Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and Wife and four children 19, 15, 12, & 6 yrs
      Giel Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and Wife and four children 8, 9, 5 & 1 yr
    Person ID I11351  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Bastiaen VAN KORTRYK,   b. 1586, Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Cornelis Jansen KORTRIGHT,   b. 1645, Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689  (Age 44 years)
     2. Hendrick Jansen CORTRIGHT,   b. 1648, Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741  (Age 93 years)
     3. Laurens Jansen KORTRIGHT,   b. 1651, Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727  (Age 76 years)
     4. Belitie JANS,   b. 1659, Beest, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart