Name: Hester Douw JANS
Given Name: Hester Douw
Birth: 1616 in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands 1
Age: 74y in Albany Co., NY 3
Burial: 5 1 2
Note: b. Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; d. Albany Co., NY; after Jellis' death, Hester m2. Barent Gerritsen in 1660 who died in 1663 (killed by Indians); then she m3. Theunis Dirckse VanVechten in 1670; Hester's maiden name was VanArentsvelt; the Dutch family tree lists her as Hester Douwedr, using her father's first name in Dutch tradition; another source lists her father as "Douwe Janzoon deVries VanArentsvelt". Another lists Jans as Hester's maiden name, which is from her mother, Maria Jans; Barent Gerritse married Hester Fonda, widow of Jillis, sometime between 1656 and 1661 and was killed in the second Esopus War in 1663. Hester and daughter Sara were taken prisoner by the Indians. The widow eventually returned to Albany, her name appearing in occasional Albany records, as late as 1681. She had apparently made a third marriage to Theunis Dirckz Van Vechten, sometime before 1672; [R023] Founders and Patriots of America Index; [R065] A Career Woman in 17th Century New York (Hester Jans); [R043] De Fryske Ofstamming Fan Myn Fiere Efternicht Jane Fonda; [R004b] American Ancestry; [R048a] Old Dutch Families: Fonda Family; [R126] Famous Frisians in America >> www.fonda.org <<
Father: Douw Janszoon VANARENTSVELT b: 1580 in Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands
Mother: Maria JANS b: 1589 in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands
Jellis Douw FONDA b: 1615 in Eagum, Friesland, Netherlands
10 FEB 1641
in Diemen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands 6
- Note: m. Diemen, near Amsterdam, Noord, Netherlands
- Douw Jellis FONDA b: 24 NOV 1641 in Netherlands
- Giertje Jellise FONDA b: 22 SEP 1643 in Netherlands
- Sara Jellise FONDA b: 18 JUN 1645 in Netherlands
- Abraham Jellise FONDA b: 14 APR 1647 in Netherlands
Barent GERRITSEN b: 1620 in Netherlands
Teunis Dirckse VANVECHTEN b: 1610 in Vechten, Utrecht Province, Netherlands
21 MAR 1670
- Title: A Career Woman in 17th Century New York (Hester Jans)
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Publication: New York, NY
Edition: Vol. 95, No. 5 (July 1964), pp.129-137
- Title: De Fryske Ofstamming Fan Myn Fiere Efternicht Jane Fonda
(The Frisian Descent of My Distant Cousin Jane Fonda)
Publication: Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Publisher: Genealogysk Jierboek, Fryske Akademy
Publication Date: 1986
Author: Van der Meer, D.J.
- Title: American Ancestry
Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans whose Ancestors Settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence
Publication: Albany, NY
Publisher: J. Munsell Co.
Publication Date: 1887
Edition: Vol. I, p.28
Author: Hughes, Thomas P.
- Title: Founders and Patriots of America Index
National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
Publication: Washington, DC
Publisher: Geneological Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication Date: 1909
Author: Mrs. Herman E. Weston, National President
- Title: Early Irish in Old Albany, N.Y.
with special mention of Jan Andriessen, "De Iersman Van Dublingh"
Publication: Boston, MA
Author: Danaher, Franklin M.
Text: [...the court records show that on August 18, 1651, "Thomas Konnig abused the court as an unlawful court, taking materials from the sayings of Dyckman, who sang the 82nd Psalm and called the high council rogues and tale bearers in presence of Evert Pels, Art Jacobse and Gillis Fonda."]
- Title: Amsterdam Records of the Fonda Family
Publication: New York, NY
Publisher: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Edition: Vol. 119, No. 1 (January 1988), pp.1-5
Author: Cooney, Robert G. Jr.