Name: Dirck VOLCKERTSZEN
ALIA: Dirck /de NOORMAN/
Birth: ABT 1595 in Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Death: 24 APR 1678 in Noorman's Kill, Kings Co, Long Island, NY
Occupation: Ship's carpenter, farmer
Immigrated 1626 New Amsterdam
Dirck's nickname 'de Noorman' is .
Dirck VOLCKERTSEN "de Noorman" (the Dutch form of 'the Norseman'), also known as Dirck HOLGERSEN, came from Bergen, Norway to New Amsterdam, probably in the group of Northmen for which Secretary Isaac De RAISIERE had applied to the West India Company in 1626 --- Northmen who would know how to render pitch from the pines in the New World.
Dirck VOLCKERTSEN married, before 1630, to Chistina VIGNE, dau. of Guillaume and Andrienne (CUVEILL) VIGNE, Walloons from Valenciennes in the north-eastern part of France (then Belgium).
-Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, vol.XII, pp.226-228, #11643; v.XIII, p.361-364, #12854;
-Virkus: THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.
From about 1632, Dirck VOLCKERTSEN and Abraham VERPLANCK had made their home with their wives' mother, Ariaentje CUVILJE, and step-father, Jan Jansen DAMEN. Their families grew, and in 1638, when old Jan DAMEN tired of being steward for all of Guleyn VIGNE's offspring, he threw the whole bunch of VOLKERSENS and VERPLANCKS out of the house, injuring Dirck VOLCKERSEN's wife, Christina (VIGNE) VOLCKERTSEN, in the process. In July 1638, Jan Jansen DAMEN brought suit against Abraham VERPLANCK and Dirck HOLGERSEN: "On motion of the plaintiff the defendants were ordered to quit his house and to leave him master thereof." Dirck however, charged Jan DAMEN with assault and furnished witnesses who testified "regarding an attempt of Jan DAMEN to throw his step-daughter, Christine, Dirck's wife, out of doors."
The VOLCKERTSENS settled at Green Point, across the East River; and the VERPLANCKS at Paulus Hook, across the North River.
-John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.69;
-Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, v.I, p.163.
Rachel, dau. of Dirck and Christine (VIGNE) VOLCKERTSEN, was baptized 8 Sept. 1641. Sponsor was Laurens PIETERSEN Noorman.
On 2 January 1642, the Fiscal arrested Gerrit GERRITSEN and Dirck HOLGERSEN (VOLCKERTSEN) for stealing rope from the yacht of the West India Company. GERRITSEN was brought to the guard house in chains; while HOLGERSEN was ordered not to leave until the case had been decided. Two weeks later, HOLGERSEN declared, on oath, that he had bought the rope of GERRITSEN in good faith. GERRITSEN and the sailors of the yacht "Reael" were ordered to appear next day in court to draw lots for punishment, or meanwhile satisfy the Fiscal. John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.69-70; Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, v.I, pp.78-79.
Volckert Dircksen, son of Dirck and Christine (VIGNE) VOLCKERTSEN, was baptized 15 Nov. 1643.
Following the Indian war of 1643-45, the families of Dirck VOLCKERTSEN and Abram VERPLANCK returned to Manhattan Island and eventually moved to houses built on adjoining lots in Smit's Valley. (Pearl St. from Wall St. North).
Dirck VOLCKERTSEN was patentee of 25 morgens at Mespath, 3 April 1645.
-E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.583.
Father: Volkert Dirkse HOLGERSON b: ABT 1570 in Hoorn, Noord Holland, Nederland
Christine VIGNE b: ABT 1610 in St. Waast-la-Haut, Vallenciennes, Nord, France
in Noorman's Kill, Nieuw Nederland
- Magdaleen Dirckse b: ABT 1633 in Bushwick, Kings Co, NY
- Rachel Dirckse b: BEF 8 SEP 1641 in New Amsterdam
- Volkert Dirckse Volkertsen b: BEF 15 NOV 1643 in New Amsterdam
- Adriantje DIRCKSE b: BEF 21 AUG 1650 in New Amsterdam