Claes Jansen Romeyn
21 Jul ; Jan Claeszen; Claes; Jan Pieterszen, Tryntie Pieters
Baptismal Records of Dutch Reformed Church of New Amsterdam
18 Dec ; Child, Gesbrechtje; parents, Klaas Jansz Romeijn and Stijntje
Alberts; witnesses, Albert Albertsz and Hendrikje Stephens.
Flatbush Church Records. David Vorhees. Holland Society.
12 Aug ; Child, Lijsbeth; parents, Klaas Jansz Romein and
Stijntje Aalberts; witnesses, Jan Albertsz, Geertje Pieters. dated 12 August
1683 New Utrecht.
Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York. First Book of
Records, 1660-1752. trans. and ed. by A. P. G. Jos van der Linde.
New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch. Holland Society of New York.
Reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore: 1983.
p. 117 1678, July 28
Aeltje; parents: Johannis Christoffel, Marrij
Johnannes; witnesses: Klaes Jansen, Khatarina van der Beeck
p. 125 1686, May 2
Albert; parents: Klaes Jansen Romijn; Stijnten Alberts;
witnesses: Dirck Jansen, Aeltje van der Beeck
p. 157 1678, March 31
Davidt; father: Willem van Barculo; godfather:
Stoffel Jansz; godmother: Steijntie Alberts
"Kings County, N. Y., Wills" contributed by David McQueen.
Island Source Records. From the New York Genealogical and Biographical
Record. ed. by Henry B. Hoff. Genealogical Publishing
Co., Inc. Baltimore:1987.
p. 98 Dec. 16, 1666. Lysebet Jans, widow of Jan Claesen, deceased,
engaged to Auke Jans. The said Lysbet Jans has chilren which she
bore to Jan Claessen, deceased, excepting a son named Johannes Cristoffels,
whom she bore to Cristoffels Schaeten. The children of Jan Clessen
are Leysebet Jans, Claes Jansen, and Cristoffel Jans. The said Leysebet
Jans is married to Willem Jansen van Barkeloo. (Flatush Town Records,
Liber D, page 85.)
[vol. 3, p. 59-67--Van Barkelo Family]
Washington Ancestry. Charles Hoppin.
Record Commission, Kings County NY, Flatbush Town Records, Liber D.
Court Minutes, Vol. 1, 1665-1670, pg. 189. Translated abstract from
the Dutch original.
Appeared before us, the undersigned Magistrates & Overseers of
the Court of Midwout, Leysebet Jans, widow of Jan Claessen, dec. &
at present married to Auke Jans. Leysebe Jans has some surviving
children which she bore by Jan Claesz., dec'd., excepting a son she bore
by Christoffels Schates. The children born by Jan Claes, dec'd. are
: Leysebet Jans, Claes Jansen & Christoffel Jansen. The
aforesaid Leysebet has agreed to all love & frienship with the appointed
guardians, viz., Tuenes Helbrant Van Dickhuys & Jan Sueberen, that
the said children shall received for their father's patrimony or inheritance
once & for all as follows: viz., Johannes Christoffel shall have
400 guilders, which he has already received. Lysbet now married to
William Jansz Van Borkeloo, shall have 400 guilders. Claes &
Christoffel Jans shall have 1000 guilders of 500 guilders each when they
shall become of age or arive at the marriage day. They shall receive
1 heifer which they have received & which shall remain on shares with
their step-father & mother as long as they live, provided that the
said children shall receive the whole profit thereof except the butter
& milk, provided also that Auke Jans and wife Elysebet Jans shall treat
& rear said children Claes & Christoffel as a father & mother
should their own children. Executed 12/16/1666. Signed Aucke
Jans Van Nuys. Elysabet Jans[by mark], Tomus Hillabrant, Jan Suebering,
Jane Aersen Vandebyldt [bby mark]. Jan Hansen, Willem Jansz. Van Barkeloo.
Register in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County,
Long Island, N. Y., from its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700.
Teunis G. Bergen. Polyanthos. Cottonport: 1973.
p. 244. Claes or Klaes Jansen, emigrated to this country about
1653, m. May 2, 1680, Styntje Albertse Terhune. Of Fld in 1679 and
'92. Mar. 3, 1659, he bought of Wm. Comton of Gd platation-lot No.
23. Rev. Theodorus B. Romeyn, a descendant, says Claes emigrated
at first from Holland to Brazil, and then to N. N. in 1661, settling at
first at New Amersfoort (Fld), afterwards at Haccensack, N. J., and finally
at Greenwich, where he died. Of this have seen no account on our
local or State records. Issue:--Gerrebrechtje, bp. Dec. 18, 1681,
in Fld, m. David Ackerman; Lysbeth, bp. Aug. 12, 1683, in N. U.,
m. 2d James Slingerlant; Albert, bp. May2, 1686 at Br; Jan Claesen; Rachel,
b. 1700, m. Joris Van Giesen; (sup.) Sarah, m. Hendrick Van Giesen; and
Daniel--all of whom settled in Bergen Co., N. J. Signed his name
Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey. Harvey.
ROMEYN, JAMES A.
The Romeyns, Romaines, and Romins,
of Berg County claim to be of Italian lineage, which they trace to one
Giacomo de Ferentino, an Italian gentlemen who settled at Rongham Manor,
Norfolkshire, England, in the early part of the 13th century and married
an English lady, Isabella de Rucham, by whom he had issue 2 sons, one whom
was Peter. This Peter was sent to Rome to be educated and on his
return took the surname of Romaeyn (Peter the Roman). He married
a daughter of Thomas de Leicester. Many of Peter's descendants become
noted men in England, one of then, Jan Romeyn, went from England to the
Low countries (Holland) and settled in Amsterdam. He had several
children, among who were Claes Jansen, Simeon Jansen, and Christofer Jansen.
Claes and christofer sailed from Rotterdam, Holland to Brazil, as members
of an expedition to that coutry commanded by Prince Maurice of Nassau.
Soon after arriving in Brazil that country was ceded to Portugal, and thereupon
the two Romeyns sailed for America. There is a disagreement as to
the date when they arrived, but is probably about 1661. They settled
first at New Amersfoort, L.I. Christopehre married in 1673 Grietie
Pieters Wyckoff, and settled in Monmouth County, N.J.
Claes married (it is said) May
2, 1630, Styntie Alberts Terhune, and in 1690 went to Hackensac, where
he bought 4 Indiah fields between the Saddle River and the Hackensack River,
called in his deed Wierimus, Paskack, Gemagkie, and Marroasonek.
These 4 tracts were north of Paramus on the east side of the Saddle River.
He did not locate on these lands, but returned to New York and located
in the Greenwich district of the city, where he died. His children,
to whom he devised all his lands on his death, divided them into farms
and mutally released or sold to actual settlers. Claes Janssen's
children of the second generation were: 1. Gerrebrect
4. Albert C.
5. John C.
Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York. Excerpted from the Documentory
History of the State of New York. Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan.
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore: 1979.
[List of Gravesend, Long Island Rateables]
0 2 1
2 Cowes of 3 years
0 0 8
1 Cow of 2 years
0 0 2 1/2
0 2 0
1 Horse of 1 year
0 0 3
44 acors land
0 3 8
0 1 6
0 10 4 1/2
Abstracts of Wills. Vol. III--1730-1744.
New York Historical Society--Collections. 1892.
p. 2 "In the name of God, Amen. This 31 day of October,
1718, I, CLAAS ROMEYN, of the outward of the City of New York, being in
perfect health. I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God
who gave it me, trusting to be saved through the only merit of my Saviour
and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And as touching the disposal of my temporal
estate as follows. I leave to my wife, Chrystintie Romeyn, for her
natural life (she remainging my widow and not otherwise), all my estate,
real and personal. After her death I give to my eldest son, John
Romeyn, if preference to all other gifts, all that land and farm now in
my possession, on New York island, which I bought of Captain Edward Blagge,
and he is to pay for the same, for the use of all my heris, the sum of
600 Pounds. If he refuses to do, my executors are to sell the same,
and my son Samuel is to have the use of 100 Pounds for six years without
interest. The 600 Pounds of the proceeds of the farm, are to be divided
among my children and grandchildren, namely, John, Albert, Daniel, and
Samuel Romeyn, Gertrude, wife of Danie [David] Akerman. The four
children of my daughter Leysbet, wife of John Sabrissie, deceased (for
one share), Lydia, wife of Johanes Slingerland, and Saertie, wife of Hendrick
Van Giesen. All the rest of my estate, after my wife's decease, is
to go to all my children. I appoint my sons, John, Daniel, and Albert,
executors." Witnesses, Esther Chevalier, Rip Van Dam, Jr., Stephen Bayard.
Proved, November 16, 1730, before Frederick Morris, "being by me delegated
thereto." John Montgomerie.
p. 161 1695, Dec. 2 [Writ of Election for a General Assembly] with
return of John Browen and John Treat for Newark, John Harriman senior and
William Looker senior for Elizabethtown, Albert Terhorne and Claes Jansonromin
for New Barbados and Achquickanunck; by Sherrif John Gardner.
Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1665-1703.
ed. by William Nelson. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore:
1976. [Reprint of Documents Relating to the Colonial History of
the State of New Jersey. vol. XXI. Calendar of Records in the
Office of the Secretary of State, 1664-1703. ed. by William Nelson.
State of New Jersey. Paterson, NJ:1899.]
p. 162 1698 Dec. 1. [Writ of Election for a General Assembly]
with the return of Elias Macheilson, Claus John Romine, John Treat, Jasper
Craine, John Harriman senior and Andrew Hamton for Essex Co.; by Sherrif
p. 279 1697, Nov. 30. Patent to Clause Yansen Romine of New Barbados
Neck, Essex Co., for 600 acres in said Co., S. W. Sadle River, on all sides
unsurveyed, including 20 a. of meadow on the West side of Pescack R., S.
E. from the first tract and at the rear of Gawen Lawrie on Hackingsack
R. (Liber F, p. 545)
p. 282 1696, May 15. [Deed]. John Berry of Bergen Co. to
Claes Yansen Romine of Essex Co., for 150 morgens (200 ares), S. E. Hackingsack
R., N. E. Albert Albertson Turhune, N. W. a branch, S. W. Urion Luberts;
also 15 morgens of meadow, down Hackingsack R., lot No. 10. (Liber
F, p. 567)
p. 282 1697, Sept 10. [Deed]. [John Berry of Bergen Co., to Claes
Yansen Romine of Essex Co., ] for 360 acres in essex Co., S. E. Folker
Hanson, N. W. fresh meadow and swamp adjoing, William Bertholfe, Nico.
Devo and Sadle River. (Liber F., p. 569)
p. 282 1696, Nov. 5. [Deed]. [John Berry of Bergen Co., to Claes Yansen
Romine of Essex Co.,] for lot No.1 of Hackingsack meadows, formerly surveyed
for Antony Antonyseen. (Liber F., 571)
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