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From: "Elsie H. Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: [D-Col] Who is Metje Grevenraet
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:17:50 -0500
Dear Dutch Col. Listers,
The Jan Martensen mentioned below, is possibly the Jan Martensen listed in
later years in New Amsterdam, Beverwyck, Esopus and Kinderhook as Jan
Martensen de wever and whose family became the Van Alstynes. Jan Martensen
and his wife, Dirkje Harmens Boertgen ran a tavern in Beverwyck in the
1650's and 1660's. Jan Martensen de Wever owned several yachts: De Hoop,
The Blind Ass, etc.. I have earlier shown on this list that the Jan
Martensen who was a partner with Hendrick Jansen below, was not Jan
Martensen Schrenck (he was not yet in NN.) Any more information that anyone
can contribute to the identity of Hendrick Jansen mentioned below will be
The boat mentioned below was the yacht, de Hoop/Hope. It may or may not
have been the same yacht mentioned as being a larger "seaworthy" vessel. It
appears that "de Hoop", "Good Hope", etc. were often used by the Dutch in
that era for forts, ships etc.
>He is referred to as "late gunner" and I think this ties him to the Hendrick
>Jansen from Bremen. His penalty was forced servitude to the WIC for one month
>and a fine of 19 guilders and costs.
>This might possibly be the Hendrick Jansen who with Jan Martensen purchased a
>yacht in 1646. Bill of sale dated December 11, 1646 (CDM, page 36).
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