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Abraham VAN HORNE

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  • Name Abraham VAN HORNE 
    Born Bef 31 Jan 1677  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 31 Jan 1677  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 27 Dec 1740 
    Died Bef 28 Jan 1742 
    Probate 28 Jan 1742 
    Reference Number JCVH 010 
    Notes 

    • (1) Zabriskie, George Olin, "The Jan Cornelisen Van Hoorn/Van Horne Family," The American Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 3 (July 1970), pp. 170-171:

      Abraham Van Horne, son of Cornelis Jansen . . . by his wife Anne Marie Jans, was born in New York and baptized there in the Dutch Reformed Church on 31 Jan. 1677, witnesses: Assuerus Hendrickszen and Hillegond Joris (the child's grandmother and uncle by marriage). Abraham was a merchant and property owner in New York City. His home and storehouses and the like were on the south side of Wall Street. He is the Abraham Van Horne of New York City who was the focal point of subsequent tales of fortune which have been previously discussed. In the census of the East Ward taken about 1703, his household consists of one male 1 and one female adult, one female child and three negroes. On 20 Feb. 1711 he joined with his brothers and others in asking protection from pirates. On 17 June 1722, his recently acquired son-in-law, Governor William Burnet asked the Lords of Trade in London to appoint Abraham as a member of the Council of the Province. Burnet referred to him as "one of the most eminent Merchants of this City." He served on the Council until his death, but not without some difficulties. In 1729 it was reported that he was being subjected to "scandalous, unjust and false reflections, . . . in particular . . . that [he is not] a perfect master of the English language"; also that he was "nigh or about 60 years of age [Both dreadful faults, of course, especially in view of the mastery of English by their Hanoverian majesties! - Ed.] In 1737, as a member of the Council, he attended a conference with the Indians at Albany. In 1739 Lt. Governor George Clarke complained to the Lords of Trade that Van Horne did not attend Council meetings, and on 15 Dec. 1741 Clarke reported that "Mr. Vanhorn dyed this year." Two years later, on 18 Nov. 1743, Governor Clinton nominated a successor. The will of Abraham Van Horne of New York was dated 27 Dec. 1740 and proved 28 Jan. 1741/2 (NYW 3:340), and mentions wife Mary, sons David and Samuel, daughters Mary (deceased wife of Governor William Burnet), Catharine (wife of Peter Cock), Margaret and Anne. He also mentioned, but did not name, two grandchildren, children of daughter Mary. The executors were his wife and children. On 16 Sept. 1700 he married in the Dutch Reformed Church in New York Maria/ Mary Provoost, born 2 April 1682, baptized in the Dutch Church 26 April 1682, daughter of David Provoost Jr. and Tryntje Laurens, and sister of the wife of his brother Gerrit. As surviving executor of the estate of Governor William Burnet, she entered into a suit in 1750 in Middlesex County, New Jersey (NJA 12:650).

      Children: baptized in New York Reformed Church . . .

      i. Anna Maria/Mary, bapt. 28 Jan. 1702. . . .

      ii. Catharine, bapt. 30 July 1704.

      iii. Cornelius, bapt. 16 Oct. 1706, witnesses: Gerret Van Hoorn and his wife Elsje (child's uncle and aunt); no further record, prob. d.y. He was definitely not Cornelius Van Horne of Whitehouse, N.J.

      iv. Jannetje, bapt. 7 Nov. 1708, witnesses: Abraham Santvoort and Vrouwtje, his wife (child's aunt and her husband). She was probably the Jenneke van Hoorne who joined the same church, 25 Aug. 1730.

      v. Helena, bapt. 24 Nov. 1710, witnesses: Evert Van de Water and wife Catharine Provoost (the child's aunt and her husband); joined the same church, 25 Aug. 1730; d. 2 Sept. 1738 in New York, entry listing her as Miss Helena Van Horne, sister of the wife of late Gov. Burnet (NYGBR 96:8)

      vi. Abraham, bapt. 8 March 1713, witnesses: Johannes and Margareta Van Brugh (child's aunt and her husband); no further record, probably d.y., but he was definitely not Abraham Van Horne of Whitehouse, N.J.

      vii. David, bapt. 8 Aug. 1714, witnesses: David Provoost Jr, and Aefje Theobles (child's paternal aunt and maternal uncle); d.y. . . .

      viii. David, bapt. 20 July 1715. . . .

      ix. Margaret, bapt. 6 March 1717.

      x. Samuel, bapt. 6 April 1720, witnesses: Abraham Boelen and Maria Provoost (child's maternal uncle by marriage). He received from his father's estate a dwelling house, bolting and baking house and grounds on the north side of Wall Street, premises shown in 1894 as 56 and 68 Wall Street. He d. 11 Feb. 1786 in New York, apparently unm. His will, as merchant, of the City of New York, was dated 16 Oct. 1771 and proved 18 March 1786 (NYW 13:304-6; HSYB 1899 203). Among those mentioned in it were nephew Gerard Beekman, son of late sister Ann; Henry, Mary, Ann and Margaret Vanderspiegel, children of sister Margaret Vanderspiegel, deceased.

      xi. Cornelia, bapt. 16 Sept. 1722, witnesses: Zyn Excell. Willem Burnet, Anna Maria Burnet, s.h. v. (child's sister and her husband). . . .

      xii. Anne, bapt. 6 March 1726.
    Person ID I19593  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 

    Father Cornelis Jansen VAN HOORN,   b. Between 1636 and 1637, Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Marie JANS,   b. Abt 1640, Itamarac??, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Banns 4 Oct 1659  Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 4 Oct 1659  Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria PROVOOST,   b. 2 Apr 1682, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750  (Age > 69 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1700  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Margaret VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 6 Mar 1717, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1740  (Age < 23 years)  [natural]
     2. David VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 20 Jul 1715, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1775, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)  [natural]
     3. David VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 8 Aug 1714, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Jul 1715, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 6 Mar 1726, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1746  (Age > 20 years)  [natural]
     5. Cornelia VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 16 Sep 1722, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Samuel VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 6 Apr 1720, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1786, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)  [natural]
     7. Cornelius VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 16 Oct 1706, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Youth; New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Catharine VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 30 Jul 1704, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Mary VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 28 Jan 1702, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1727, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)  [natural]
     10. Abraham VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 28 Jan 1702, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Youth; New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Helena VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 24 Nov 1710, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Jannetje VAN HORNE,   b. Bef 7 Nov 1708, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 14:42:13 
    Family ID F8740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Records of the ReformedDutch Church in New York ??? Marriages, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 1875), pp. 172, 176: Ingeschreven: Eodem [11 Sept. 1700]. Abraham Van Horen, j.m. Van N. Yorck, en Maria Provoost, j.d. als boven be??de woonende alhier. Gertro??wt: den 16 dicto [Sept. 1700] met een licentie.