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Sweer Theunissen VAN VELSEN

Male - 1690


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  • Name Sweer Theunissen VAN VELSEN 
    Gender Male 
    Name Sweer Theunissen VAN WESTBROECK 
    Died 9 Feb 1690  Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Pearson, Jonathan, Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800, Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1873 <http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/firstsettlers/vanv_ved.htm l>:

      Van Velsen alias Van Westbroek

      SWEER TEUNISE, one of the five patentees of the town of Schenectady in 1684. In 1664 he m. Maritie Myndertse, wid. of Jan Barentse Wemp, by which marriage he became possessed of the Poesten mill at Lubberde's land (Troy), and a lot of land in Albany. About this time he removed to Schenectady and built a grist mill on Mill Lane; this was carried away by a flood, and rebuilt in 1673, In consideration of his loss, he was allowed to take an eighth instead of a tenth, as toll. In 1676 he was made magistrate of the village. In the massacre of 1690 he was slain, with his wife and four negro slaves, leaving no heirs. Besides half of Van Slyck's island, he owned the land on the south side of State Street, from Church Street nearly to Cowhorne creek, and extending upon the low land so as to comprehend about 25 acres. Before his death it was understood that he had in his will devised a half or a third of his property to the church, and the remainder to his wife's children by her first husband, but as this will, if it ever existed, was burned in the massacre, the church had no legal claim upon his estate. A compromise was therefore effected in 1696, the church taking that portion of his land lying on the south side of State Street, between Church Street and Dock Street, together with the grist mill, and his wife's heirs the remainder.
    Person ID I27428  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Family Maritie MYNDERTSE,   b. Abt 1625, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1690, Schenectady, Albany [now Schenectady] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1664 
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F11929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart