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32 Jan Gerritse STRYCKER.3  Born in 1615 in Ruinen in the province of Drenthe, Holland.4 Immigrated in 1652 to New Amsterdam with wife and four children from Ruinen in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands.3 Immigrated about 1654 to Flatbush from N.A.3 Jan Gerritse died before 1697 in Midwout (now Flatbush), Long Island, New York.3 Buried in Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Flatbush, Kings, New York. Occupation: armorer, chief magistrate of Midwout, "Schepen" (judge).3,4 Religion: Dutch Reformed Church. Alias/AKA: Jan STRIJCKER.4

From T.G. Bergen's Early Settlers, p.289:3
Jan, the common ancestor of the Flh branch of the family, and supposed to be a brother of Jacob Gerritse, emigrated in 1652 from Ruinen in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands, settled in Flh as early as 1654, having probably previously resided in N. A.; was b. in 1615; m. 1st Lambertje Seubering, by whom all his children; m. 2d, Apl. 30, 1679, Swantje Jans wid. of Cornelis de Potter of Brn; m. 3d, Mar. 31, 1687, in N. Y., Teuntje Teunis of Flh, wid. of Jacob Hellekers, alias Swart or Swartcop, of N. Y.; d. prior to 1697. On a declaration he made in 1679 he is styled "armorer," as per p. 80 of Cal. of Eng. Man. Mag. of Flh for several years; one of its representatives in the Hempstead convention of 1665; name on its town patents, and took the oath of allegiance there in 1687. Issue:--Altje, b. in the Netherlands, m. Abm Jorise Brinckerhoff; Jannetje, also b. in the Netherlands, m. Cors Janse Berrian; Gerrit Janse; Angenietje, m. 1st Claas Tysen, m. 2d Jan Cornelise Boomgaert or Bougaert; Eytie or Ida, m. Stoffel Probasco of N. L.; Pieter of Flh, b. Nov. 1, 1653; Sara, m. Joris Hansen Bergen; and Hendrick. Signed his name "Jan Strycker."
He had eight children, including sons, and his daughters married into the families of the Brinckerhoffs, the Berriens and the Bergens [according to the following information].

From Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, p.667:4
The numbers in this line refer to the Strycker family genealogy by William S. Stryker, of Trenton, New Jersey.

(I) Jan Strycker was born in Holland, in the year 1615. He emigrated from Ruinen, a village in the province of Drenthe, with his wife, two sons and four daughters, and arrived at New Amsterdam in the year 1652. Leaving behind him all the privileges and rights which might be his by descent in the old world, he sought to start his family on new soil in habits of industry and honesty. He was a man of ability and education, for his subsequent history shows him to have been prominent in the civil and religious community in which his lot was cast.

His first wife in Holland was Lambertje Suebering, and by her all his children were born there or in this country. She was certainly living in 1663. Jan Strycker remained in New Amsterdam a little over a year after his arrival there, and in the year 1654 he took the lead in founding a Dutch colony on Long Island, at what was called Midwout, probably from a little village of that name in the province of North Holland. It was also called Middlewoods. The modern name of the place is Flatbush.

On the 11th of December, 1653, while still in New Amsterdam, Jan Strycker joined with others in a petition of the Commonalty of the New Netherlands and a remonstrance against the conduct of Director Stuyvesant. The petition recited that "they apprehended the establishment of an arbitrary government over them; that it was contrary to the genuine principles of well regulated governments that one or more men should arrogate to themselves the exclusive power to dispose at will of the life and property of any individual; that it was odious to every freeborn man, principally so to those whom God has placed in a free state or newly settled lands. We humbly submit that 'tis one of our privileges that our consent, or that of our representatives is necessarily required in the enactment of laws and orders."

It is remarkable that at this early day this indictment was drawn up, this "bill of rights" was published. But these men came from the blood of the hardy Northmen and imbibed with the free air of America the determination to be truly free themselves next, on the present state of the country.

To turn from the civil and military man we find him in the first year of his residence at Midwout, one of the two commissioners to build the Dutch church there, the first erected on Long Island, and he was for many years an active supporter of the Dominie Johannes Theodorus Polhemus, of the Reformed Church of Holland, in that edifice.

After raising a family of eight children, every one of whom lived to adult life and married, seeing his sons settled on valuable plantations and occupying positions of influence in the community, and his daughters marrying into the families of the Brinckerhoffs, the Berriens and the Bergens, living to be over eighty years of age, he died about the year 1697, full of the honors which these new towns could bestow, and with his duties as a civil officer and a free citizen of his adopted country well performed.

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In connection with this purchase of Jersey land it is well to note that the Dutch land owners in and around New York thought the rule of the British Crown very oppressive. Looking across the harbor they saw the fine farms and the benign rule of the proprietors. In the year 1654 Jan Strycker was selected as the chief magistrate of Midwout, and this office he held most of the time for twenty years. The last time we find notice of his election was at the council of war holden in Fort William Hendricks, August 18, anno 1673, where the delegates from the respective towns of Midwout, Bruckelen, Amersfort, Utrecht, Boswyck and Gravesend selected him a "Schepen."

In Dr. O'Callaghan's Colonial History of New York, Volume II, page 374, we find a letter to the Right Honorable Petrus Stuyvesant, Director General and Council of New Netherlands, from the same Long Island towns just mentioned, "naming Jan Strycker as one of the embassy from New Amsterdam and the principal Dutch towns to be sent to the Lord Mayors of Hollands; they complain that they will be driven off their lands unless re-enforced from Fatherland."

On the 10th of April, 1664, he took his seat as a representative from Midwout in that great Landtag, a general assembly called by the burgomasters, which was held at the City Hall in New Amsterdam, to take into consideration the precarious condition of the country. This meeting was presided over by Hon. Jeremias Van Rennselaer, and Governor Stuyvesant was presant at this august and memorable council. (See Mrs. Lamb's History of New York, Vol. 1, pp. 205, 206 and 207. Also O'Callaghan's New Netherland Register, p. 147.)

Director Stuyvesant, August 28, 1664, addressed a letter to the Dutch towns on Long Island, calling upon them "to send every third man to defend the Capital from the English now arriving in the Narrows." This the court of commonalty of the town of Midwout unanimously answered by Jan Strycker that it was impossible to comply with his demands, as "we must leave wives and children seated here in fear and trembling, which our hearts fail to do, as the English are themselves hourly expected there."

He was one of the representatives in the Hempstead convention in 1665, and he appears as a patentee on the celebrated Nichols patent, October 11, 1667, and again on the Dongan patent, November 12, 1685.

On October 25, 1673, he was elected captain of the military company at Midwout, and his brother Jacobus was given the authority to "administer the oaths and to install him into office."

On March 26, 1674, Captain Jan Strycker was named as a deputy to represent the town in a conference to be held at New Orange to confer with Governor Colse "on Monday, of Jersey, and they resolved that at least some of their descendants should settle there. The exactions of the English in the matter of their town governments, and more especially the establishment of the Church of England among them, made them long to remove further away from their conquerers. Various parcels of land were purchased by companies, and the Strycker family selected the fertile soil of Somerset county for their future home.

Before 1648 Jan Gerritse married Lambertje SEUBERING,3 in Ruinen, Drenthe, Holland.

They had the following children:
i. Sarah4 (1649-)
16 ii. Pieter (1653-1741)
iii. Altje3
iv. Jannetje3
v. Gerrit Janse3
vi. Angenietje3
vii. Hendrick3
viii. Eytie3 (~1654->1705)

33 Lambertje SEUBERING.3  Born in 1616 in Ruinen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Christened in 1621 in Beilen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Lambertje died on 21 Jun 1675 in Flatbush, Kings, Long Island, New York. Buried on 21 Jun 1675 in Flatbush, (Brooklyn), Kings, Long Island, New York.

34 Barent JOOSTEN.3 Born about 1633 in Witmont, Emderit. Immigrated in 1652 to America from 'Witmont in Emberland,' settling in Buk in 1661.3 Barent died on 4 Nov 1711 in Flatbush, Kings, Long Island, New York. Occupation: "ridder" (horseman or knight), magistrate of Bushwick in 1663 and '64; constable in 1683, '86, and '87.3 Alias/AKA: Made his mark "B. J." to documents;3 Joosten Barent.

From T.G. Bergen's Early Settlers, p.169:3
JOOSTEN, BARENT, from "Witmont in Emberland," "ridder" (horseman or knight), emigrated in 1652, settling in Buk in 1661, of which place he was a mag. in 1663 and '64. Apl. 6, 1675, he and Jan Hansen (Van Nordstrant) bought, of Francois de Bruynne, Anthony Jansen from Salee's patent in Gd and N. U. of 100 morgens, which they sold Dec. 11, 1693, to Albert Coerten (Van Voorhees) for 38,750 gl. wampum value, or about $15,340--a large sum for that period. On ass. rolls of N. U. of 1675, '83, and '93; constable in 1683, '86, and '87; on Dongan's patent of 1686; on cen. of 1698; and took the oath of allegiance in said town in 1687. He m. Dec. 7, 1658, Cytie, Seytie, or Eytie Laurens of L. I., and had issue:--Annetie, bp. Nov. 2, 1659, in N. A; Joostje Barents, bp. Dec. 26, 1661, in Brn; Joost Barents, bp. Jan. 7, 1663, in Brn; and Geertruyt Barents, bp. May 11, 1664, in Brn. Made his mark "B. J." to documents.
On 7 Dec 1658 Barent married Seytie LAURENS,3 in New York, New York.3

They had the following children:
17 i. Annetje Joosten (1659-1717)
ii. Joostje Barents3 (~1661-)
iii. Joost Barents3 (~1663-)
iv. Geertruyt Barents3 (~1664-)

35 Seytie LAURENS.3  Born about 1637 in Long Island, New York.3 Alias/AKA: Cytie, Seytie, or Eytie Laurens.3

38 Hendrick DE HAES.3 Born in 1632 in Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands. Alias/AKA: Hendrick DEHAES.

In about 1659 Hendrick married Maria BOMME.

They had one child:
19 i. Maria Magdalena (1660-1729)

39 Maria BOMME.  Born in 1634 in Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands.

40 Jan Cornelisse DOMINICUS.6  Born about 1585 in Kloetinge, The Netherlands.6 Jan Cornelisse died about 1649 in Wemeldinge, Zeeland, The Netherlands.6

Jan Cornelisse married Unknown UNKNOWN.

They had the following children:
20 i. Cornelius Janse (1622-ca. 1702)
ii. Jacob Janse6 (1626-)
iii. Janneken Janse (1629-)
iv. Maeijken Janse (1631-)

41 Unknown UNKNOWN.

42 Gillis Jansen DE MANDEVILLE.  Born in Jun 1626 in Normandie, France. Christened in Jun 1626 in Doesburg, Netherlands. Gillis Jansen died on 22 May 1701 in Long Island, Nassau, New York. Alias/AKA: Aegidius/Giles/Gillis/Jillis Jansen MANDEVILLE/DE MANDEVILLE/DE MANDERVILLE, Giles Jansen Aegidius DE MANDEVILLE, Aegidius DE MANDEVILLE,7 Jillis MANDEVIELL.6

"Gillis Mandeville" appears on the ship listing of The Moesman (The Market Gardener) that sailed from Netherlands to New Netherland in April, 1659.

From New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Wills, Vol. I, 1665-1707, 1892, p.102 (corrected):8
LIBER 1-2.

Page 372.--John Nanfan, Lieut. Governor, Commander in Chief, etc. Know ye that at New York on the 22d day of May, 1701, the last will of JELLIS MANDEVILLE of New York was presented and proved.

JELLIS MANDEVILLE, New York. "I, Jellis Mandeville of Greenwich, in the city of New York, being of sound and perfect health." Leaves to wife Elsie all estate during widowhood. "I give to my son Hendrick Mandeville, in preference to all other gifts and in regard of his being my eldest son, all that my farm in Queens County, in the jurisdiction of Hempstead, with houses, barns, etc. To son David, in consideration of his great services, my negro Peter and 50." All the rest of estate is left to his children. Hendrick, David, Tryntie, wife of Cornelis Jansen Vanderveer, Helike, wife of Lawrence Johnson, Geritie, wife of Peter De Milt, and Gertrude, wife of John Meet. I specially command that my farm or Bowery at Greenwich be sold with the horses, etc., to the highest bidder of my children and the money to be divided. Makes wife Elsie, sole excutor.

Dated September 15, 1696. Witnesses, Symon Brestede, Samuel Bayard. [CORR: Will of Jellis Mandeville was proved May 22, 1701.]
In 1646 Gillis Jansen married Elsje HENDRICKS,6 in Guilderland, Netherlands.

They had the following children:
21 i. Tryntie (1654-)
ii. David (1670-)
iii. Hendrick
iv. Helike
v. Geritie
vi. Gertrude

43 Elsje HENDRICKS.6 Born about 1628 in Gelderland, Netherlands. Christened in 1626 in Guelderland, Holland. Elsje died on 22 May 1701 in Flatbush, Nassau, New York. Alias/AKA: Elsie HENDRICKS,7 Eltje HENDRICKSON.5

46 Rochus VAN WESEL.5

Rochus married Margriete Simonsdr DE VRIES.5

They had one known child:
23 i. Cornelia (~1663-1737)

47 Margriete Simonsdr DE VRIES.5

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