The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 52 (Google eBook)

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Richard Henry Greene, Henry Reed Stiles, Melatiah Everett Dwight, George Austin Morrison, Hopper Striker Mott, John Reynolds Totten, Harold Minot Pitman, Louis Effingham De Forest, Charles Andrew Ditmas, Conklin Mann, Arthur S. Maynard
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1921 - New York
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There is again a perfect example of speculation, assumptions and myths pertaining to completely undocumented ancestry. "Seigneur Pierre Mabille de Nevi" is not a recorded ancestor of "Capspar de Sergiant" or Jan van Naerden, Jan Pieterse Mebie etc. Those claims show a lot of creativity, though. How can one connect those names to the same family? Dutch recordings contain patronymics and topiems as well as professional designations and are offen confusing, yet it all is said with " there is no abolute proof..." there is no proof that said French Seigneur arrived in New Amsterdam in 1650 and his son Caspar de Sergiant (Assuming this means "Sergeant") in 17 Feb. 1647.
New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed church records say
6 Nov. 1650 baptismal sponsor is "Caspar Sergiant"
17 Feb. 1657 baptismal sponsor is "Pieter van Aerden" or "Pieter Gaspard"??
There is no recorded baptism of Caspar 15 Feb. 1650 in New Amsterdam of Jan in 4 Oct. 1654
The fact is "there is no documented connection or evidence for any of these claims.
In my over 25 years of research I am disappointed to find such speculation in the NYGBS (although it has happened before)
 

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