Settlers of Rensselaerswyck, 1630-1658


Author: Van Laer, A. J. F.
Publication Date: 1908
Reprint Date: 2005
Pages: 54 pp.
ISBN: 9780806303598


This work consists of brief notices of the first settlers of the colony of Rensselaerswyck (in the neighborhood of Albany, New York, then New Netherland). A paragraph, varying in length from a few sentences to half a page, is devoted to each settler, giving a concise record of his arrival in the colony and his occupation, together with other essential data such as names of wife and children, dates of marriage and death, and references to land grants, leases, agreements, etc. This information is based on ledger accounts, court proceedings, resolutions of the Commissioners of the Colony, deeds, contracts, powers of attorney, and the account books of Jeremias van Rensselaer.

Settlers of Rensselaerswyck is excepted and reprinted from The Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, pages 805-846, first published in 1908.

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