History of the County of Schenectady, N.Y., from 1662 to 1886 ...

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W. W. Munsell & Company, 1886 - Schenectady County (N.Y.) - 218 pages

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There are errors: Namely Hilletie van Slyck married Pieter Danielse van Olinda did not "sell with her husband the island in 1669" The deed is executed by Pieter van Olinda alone. Also she did not die in 1807, it is said (not documented ) her death occured in 1707, the last recording for her is 1701.
Overall, this books is a good, but not always reliable sources, numerous biographies are interpretive and some data pertains to Jonathan Pearson and his undocumented information.
Also, Carel Hansen Toll did not marry Lysbeth daughter of Daniel Rinckhout.Lysbeth was daughter of Jan Rinckhout, Daniel's brother. Daniel Rinckhout made a will in 29 Aug. 1662, declaring himself an "elderly bachelor about 36 years old" Again, many references in this book are base on Prof. Pearson's writings and are faulty

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Page 8 - Parcells, of Land and Premises, with their and every of their Appurtenances, unto the said...
Page 120 - The village master taught his little school. A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and every truant knew: Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he; Full well the busy whisper circling round, Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned.
Page 26 - Coudre, and that of a widow who had six children, whither M. de Montigny had been carried when wounded. All the rest were consumed. The lives of between fifty and sixty persons, old men, women, and children, were spared, they having escaped the first fury of the attack.
Page 7 - ... it may be some drunken fellows may have made some writing without their knowledge, — That they have only bought the Grasse and now are going to live upon it, but they ought to pay for the land as well as the Grasse...
Page 11 - ... that in their opinion five trustees, who shall have arrived at the age of twenty-five years, from among the descendants should be elected annually l>y the male descendants, who are arrived at the age of twenty-one years, on the second Tuesday of June of every year, whose duty it shall be to render and account yearly and every year of their proceedings to their successors in office, or to any of the descendants who shall wish to have access and examine the same; and to have the deposit, care,...
Page 28 - Streets were strew'd With many a bleeding corse. The Village soon began to Blaze, Which shew'd the horrid sight,— But, O, I scarce can Beare to Tell The Mis'ries of that Night. They threw the Infants in the Fire, The Men they did not spare: But killed All which they could find, Tho' Aged or tho
Page 26 - Messieurs d'Iberville and de Montesson took the left with another detachment, in order to make themselves masters of that leading to Orange. But they could not discover it, and returned to join the remainder of the party. A profound silence was every where observed, until the two commanders, who separated, at their entrance into the town for the purpose of encircling it, had met at the other extremity. The signal of attack was given Indian fashion, and the entire force rushed on simultaneously.
Page 8 - Kingdome of England, Yielding and Paying therefor, Yearly and every Yeare, as a Quitt rent, for his Royall Highnesse use, unto such officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same att Albany forty Bushels of Good Winter Wheat, on or before the twenty-fifth day of March.
Page 26 - Major of the place, and who lived at th'e other side of the river. He was not willing to surrender, and began to put himself on the defensive with his servants and some Indians ; but as it was resolved not to do him any harm, in consequence of the good treatment that the French had formerly experienced at his hands, M. d'Iberville and the great Mohawk proceeded thither alone, promised him quarter for himself, his people, and his property, whereupon he laid down his arms, on parole, entertaining them...
Page 99 - Ogilvic at St. Peter's, Albany, and after him the Rev. Harry Monroe, seem to have ministered now and then to the church people here, baptizing their children and burying their dead, until the arrival of Mr. William Andrews. This gentleman had been for some time catechist among the Mohawk Indians. He was a native of Great Britain. He returned home in 1770, when he was ordained by the bishop of London, and appointed missionary at Schenectady. He may be considered the first resident minister, or rector,...

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