Name: Jurian Westphalen
Given Name: Jurian
Birth: 12 Mar 1629 in Leyderdorf, Holland
Change Date: 01 Apr 2012 at 23:30
The following is information found on Jurian Westphalen. I have numberedthe information in the order in which I have found it. In some cases theinformation may repeat itself.
1. Immigration: 1642 Germany 1
Jurian Immigrated to New Amsterdam NY in 1642. He sailed in bondage forhis passage to the United States. He sailed from Texal, Holland in June1642 on board the ship "Der Houttuyn". He arrived at the port of NewAmsterdam 4 Aug 1642. It's not known if his parents came with him, buteverything indicates that he came alone. He was placed in the MichaelJansen household to work off his bondage.He drew wages in theRensselaerswyck Colony on 13 Aug 1642. In July 1644 he is referred to asa servant of Michael Janse. On Jan 14, 1649 Jurian and Jochem Kettekheymtook over a lease from Evert Pels of the remaining term, until 1 May1653, of the farm formerly occupied by Symon Walichsz. On Oct 8th 1651Kettelheym was released and Jurian became solely responsible. The farmwas locates on Papscanee Island. It is believed that Jurian was releasedfrom his obligation to the farm before 1 May 1653 because at that timePieter Hartgers took over the lease and in 1658 the land was sold toVolkert Jansen and Jan Thomasz.
He married Marretje Jansen, in 1653, and then settled in Rensselaerwyckof the same year.
He was killed by indians while acting as a guide for a troop of soldiers.
Father: Nicholas J WESTPHALEN b: 1594 in Westphalen Prov. Rhine Valley,Germany
Marriage 1 Maritje HANSEN b: 1636 in Nordstrand, Holstein, Holland(Prussia)
Married: 1653 in Kingston, Ulster, NY
Rymerick WESTVALL b: 1654 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster,NY
Johannes Jurian WESTFALL b: 1657 in Foxhall, Kingston, Ulster NY.
Abel WESTVALL b: 25 Sep 1661 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston,Ulster, NY
Symon WESTPHAL b: 30 Sep 1663 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston,Ulster, NY
Niclaas WESTPHAL b: 1665 in Foxhall, Kingston, Ulster NY.
Elsien WESTVALL b: 27 Jun 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, NY
Title: Immigration Records
Title: Death Record
Title: Westfall Family Reunion Book
Author: Robert Westfall
Publication: July 1981 reprint July 1991
Book was put together for family members attending the Westfall familyreunion. Only about 250 copies were made
Text: Family History of the
Westfall's as researched by Robert Westfall
Title: Marriage Record
2. Jurian was the first of this family to come to this country. He leftHolland June 06, 1642 and arrived in "New Amsterdam at the age of 13aboard the ship DeHoutwyn on August 4, 1642.
He then went up river 135 miles arriving at Fort Orange, Albany, NY onAugust 11, 1642.
He arrived as an indentured servant to Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. He wasplaced in the home of Michael
Jansen. Jurian moved south of Albany to Esopus ( Kingston) with hisfriend and fellow indentured
Servant Evert Pels about 1653. He was granted 32 1/2 Morgans ( 70 acres)of land September of 1654.
He married Marretje Jansen that same year. On August 17, 1759 Jurian andtwelve others petioned
Peter Stuyvesant to establish a church at Wiltwyke (Kingston). The churchwas established.
Numerous records regarding Jurian and his descendants are available inRecords of the Dutch
Reformed Church in New York.
3. LEFT HOLLAND ON JUNE 6, 1642 ABOARD THE SHIP DEHOUTWUN, UNDER CAPTAINADRIAEN DIRCKSEN HE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK AUGUST 4, 1642,TEHN WENT UP THEHUDSON 135 MILES ARRIVING ON AUGUST 11, 1642 AT FORT ORANGE( ALBANY)NEWYORK. .
BIO SKETCHES OF THE PASSENGERS IN THE VAN RENS BOWIER
MANUSCRIPTS(REPRODUCED IN THE NEW YORK STATE LIB.90TH ANNUAL REPORT VOL.2, SUPPLEMENT 7 1997:"Juriaen Bestval (Bestvall, Bestivall, Westval,Westvael, Westvaelt, van Westvaele), from Luyderdorp [Leiderdorp, nearLeyden]; came by den Houttuyn and drew wages in the colony from Aug. 13,1642. In July, 1644, he is referred to as servant of Michiel Jansz. Jan.14, 1649, Juriaen Bestval and Jochem Kettelheym took over from Evert Pelsthe remaining term of the lease, till May 1, 1653, of the farm formerllyoccupied by Symon Walichsz; Oct. 8, 1651, Jochem Kettelheym was releasedfrom his obligations and Juriaen Bestval became solely responsible. Thisfarm was on Papscanee Island and was leased from May 1, 1653, to May 1,1658, by Pieter Hartgers, and in 1658 sold to Volckert Jansz and JanThomasz."
A footnote on the page where this appears says: [re his name]
"This name is given in the account books among the *Rensselaerswyck Mss*as *Jurriaen Bestvall, Bestevall, Bestivall, Bestwall, Westval, Westvael,Westvaelt, and Westphael.* [* indicates italics] In a patent to Johannade Laet, for land at Esopus, March 27, 1657, *Dutch Patents, HH,* p. 74,he is referred to as *Juriaen van Westphalen."
On another page [p.740], in something called "Memorandum of farms in thecolony" [a footnote says this is not part of the Van R. Bowier MSS, butis found in the Rensselaerwyck Mss.. It is endorsed: *1651 Notietie Vn deBouwerijen In Nieunederland Ende Wat deselve Behoorde te Rendeeren: VutCapt. slijters Raport* (1651, Memorandum of the farms in New Netherlandand what rent the same should bring; from Capt. Slijter's eport)--we havethe entry for our Juriaen.
"One ditto [farm] used by *Juriaen Weestmael* [footnoted: JurriaenWestvael or Bestval] on *papsichine* Island; also one of the best farms.Has never paid yet and gives tithes f42:-- Guilders f560 Morgens 28Horses 10 Cows 5
AMERICAN NOMADS, EMILY STOWELL:Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfalldaughter of Johannes. The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for anumber of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and lootedthe town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 womenand 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at thetime, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians JURIAEN WASAN INDENTURED who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he wasguiding a troop of British soldiers.
KINGSTON, NY. 8/17/1659, JURIAEN AND 12 OTHERS PETIONED PETER STUYVESANTTI ESTABLISH A CHURCH AT WILTWYCK ( KINGSTON) AND THAT REV. HARMANUS
BLOOM, WHO HAD RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM HOLLAND, WOULD ACCEPT THE POSITIONAS PASTOR. EXCEPT FOR THOMAS CHAMBERS, JAN VAN OSTERHOUT, AND CORNELIOUSSLECHT, ALL PETIONERS SIGN WITH A MARK. JURIAEN SIGNED WITH A 3 PRONGEDFORK OR TRIDENT MARK.
Father: Nicholas J. Westphalen b: 1594 in Westphalen Prov., Rhine Valley, Germany
Maritje Hansen Or Janson b: 1636 in Nordstrand, Holstein, Holland (Prussia)
in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
- Change Date:
27 Nov 2006
- Remerick Westphalen b: 1654 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, New York
- Johannes Jurian Westphalen b: 1657 in Foxhall, Ulster, New York (New Amsterdam)
- Abel Westphalen b: 25 Sep 1661 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, New York
- Symon Westphalen b: 30 Sep 1663 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, New York
- Nicholas Westphalen b: 1665 in Foxhall, Ulster, New York (New Amsterdam)
- Elsien Westphalen b: 27 Jun 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
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