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Grietje Reyniers

Female about 1602 - 1666  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Grietje Reyniers 
    Born about 1602 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 April 1666  Gravesend, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hazel Van Dyke Roberts, The New York Geneaological & Biographical Review, January 1972:
      “The records of the Gemeente-Archief in Amsterdam show that on 26 September 1626 Grietje Reyniers of Amsterdam, aged twenty-four years, parents unnamed, assisted by her cousin, Heyltge Gerris Schaeck, married Aelbert Egberts, from Haarlem, a tailor, aged twenty years, having no father, and assisted by his mother, Hillegond Cornelis. The records further show that on 15 December 1629 Grietje Reyniers, from Wesel, Germany, widow of Aelbert Egberts for over two years, and Anthony Jansz, seaman from Cartagena (Spain), aged twenty-two years, parents not named, received a certificate allowing them to get married ‘on board.’ Thus Grietje was about five years Anthony's senior.
      “The decision to marry on shipboard could have been the result of a sudden decision to marry, or the preference of Anthony, either a Mohammedan then, or influenced by that religion, to be married by a sea captain rather than by a Dutch minister. Sailing in December 1629, they would have reached New Netherland in 1630. Thus Grietje did not come on the Southberg with Van Twiller and Bogardus.
      “Whether Grietje Reyniers was Dutch or German remains uncertain. Her name indicates that the family was of Huguenot descent. That she was of Amsterdam at the time of her first marriage seems to suggest Dutch origin.
      “The question arises as to why Anthony called himself a seaman from Cartagena Spain rather than from Sale or Fez as he was afterwards known. To have been in Holland as Anthony Jansen, a seaman from Sale, would have been to advertise the fact that he had been a pirate in the fleet of Jan Jansen. Fortunately, at this time there was an armistice between Spain and the Dutch.”
    Person ID I96737  Schirado
    Last Modified 22 August 2011 

    Family/Spouse 1 Aelbert Egberts 
    Married 26 September 1626 
    Family ID F71462  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Anthony Jansen Van Salee,   d. March 1676, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 December 1629 
    +1. Sara Van Salee,   b. about 1635,   d. 1715, Gravesend, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +2. Cornelia Antoine Van Salee,   b. about 1638
    +3. Eva Antonise Jansen,   b. about 1641, New Amsterdam Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F63636  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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