Metje (Bastiaens) Bastiaens of New Amsterdam
Metje Bastiaens was born in about 1645 in Werckhoven, Dutch Republic And, Metje immigrated 8/1660 with her family to New Amsterdam, Dutch America.
In about 1663, Metje married Claes Theuniszen, who evidently died early. Metje is first found in records in November 1665 when she married Cornelis Janszen b. c. 1640 Beesd, the Dutch Republic. And from this record, we learn that Metje was already a young widow.
Metje and Cornelis had a wonderful life, living on his many properties in Harlem, NY. Cornelis died after 2/1689 in Manhattan NY. And, Metje died after 3/1705 when his will was probated.
Born c. 1642 Werckhoven, Dutch Republic
Immigrated before 8/1660 w/ family to New Amsterdam, Dutch America
|DE VERGULDE OTTER (The Gilded Otter):
Sailed 26 April 1660 after 1 April 1660. Arrived New Amsterdam before 25 Aug. 1660. Captain Cornelis Reyersz Van Der Beets
Bastiaen Elissen farmer from Kulenborgh, wife and 5 children, 17, 14, 11, 7 yrs and a nursing child
Married c. 1663 in New Amsterdam to Claes Theuniszen b. c. 1638
1664 New Amsterdam captured by an English fleet sent by the Duke of York, renamed New York
7/1665 Manhattan NY Church Record
Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan NY: 7/12/1665
| Lovys Angola
|Lucretia (triplet)|| Anna Wallis
Married 11/08/1665 in New York to Cornelis Janszen b. c. 1640 Beesd, the Dutch Republic
|Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan NY:
1665 08 Nov; Cornelis Janszen, van Breesd;
Metje Bastiaenszen Werckhoven, wid Claes Theuniszen
Cornelis died after 2/1689 New York NY
|Abstracts of New York City Wills Vol I 1665-1707, p. 301:
25 of February, 1689. . .in the town of New Harlem. . .Cornelis Jansen. . .appoints after his decease, his lawful wife Meetye Bastianse, the guardian over all his estate. . . Proved, March 18, 1705/6.
Died after 3/1705 Manhattan NY