Stokes, I. N. Phelps The iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909 (v. 6)

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daughter, Sytje (Sophia), who later married Pieter Hartgers.
It is evident that Anneke Jans had been in New Netherland
earlier, had gone back to Holland, and then (with her husband)
had contracted with KiUaen van Rensselaer to emigrate to
Rensselaerswyck as pioneers in his colony.

Before June 27, 1632, Jansen had "a complete farm and a
suitable house" on de Laets-burgh in TwUlers Dale, where he
was sworn as schepen, July 1, 1632.—Ibid., ig8, 203.

In April, 1634, Van Rensselaer wrote to his nephew, Wouter
van Twiller, then director at the Manhatans, "I see that Roe¬
loff Janssen has grossly run up my account in drawing provi¬
sions. ... I think that his wife, mother and sister and
others must have given things away, which cannot be allowed.
He complains that your honor has dismissed him from the
farm and your honor writes me that he wanted to leave it."—
Ibid., 281-a.

Roelof Jansen and his famUy came to New Amsterdam.
In 1636, Van Twiller granted this bouwery to Anneke and to
her husband, Roeloffe Jansen. The patent was not recorded.
The statement that it was granted to them in common is
taken from the confirmarion.

Roelof Jansen died the following year. Kiliaen van Rens¬
selaer, writing to Van Twiller under date of Sept. 21, 1637,
says: "I only have from you the recommendation ofthe widow
of Roelof Jansen, written to me hastily and with few words.
... I released the said widow from her debt long ago. My
reason for so doing I wUl tell you orally when we meet."—
Ibid; 351-2.

It is apparent that the patroon and his nephew knew Anneke
Jans quite well. Her husband is said to have been from Sweden.
Anneke herself was evidently Dutch. Probably the family had
been domiciled in HoUand for some rime before they came to
the new worid.

Between March and August, 1638, Anneke Jans married her
pastor, the Reverend Everardus Bogardus. Before that time
her son, Jan Roeloffs, was born. She then had three daughters
and one son.

The Manatus Maps, i63g, list the farm as the bouwery of the
"Senikant" (Predlkanc),-Vol. JI: 196.

August i6, 1647, the "Princess" sailed from New Amster¬
dam, having as passengers former director Kieft and dominie

The vessel was wrecked in the English Channel on September
27. Bogardus and Kieft were drowned, as were about eighty
others.   The Chronology gives a fuller account of this dls-

Mrs. Bogardus, thus left a widow for the second time, re¬
moved from New Amsterdam to Albany, where she lived until
her death.

1651, Nov. 1. The farm known as the Anneke Jans farm and
which "has heretofore been occupied by Egbert Woutersen,"
is leased for six years beginning May 1, 1652, to Evert Pels.
The lessee is also to have the use ofthe Dominie's Hook farm
at Maspeth for raising hay thereon.—Records N, Neth.
(O'Callaghan's trans.). Ill:  97.

The grant from Van Twiller had never been recorded. The
widow Bogardus procured a new patent.

Petrus Stuyvesant, Director, etc., to Annetje Jans,
widow of the late Everardus Bogardus, Ground-brief dated
July 4, 1654.—Liber HH-2:   13 (Albany).

Conveys "a piece of land on the Island of Manhattan along
North River beginning at the Palisades near the house at the
River side and running north-by-east to the division line of Old
Jan's land 210 rods; from there along the said division Une
east-by-south to the Swamp, then south-west 160 rods; from
the Swamp to the River side, extending west in breadth 50
rods; the land which lays south of the house and east of the
division line of the Company's land begins at the palisades and

runs south to the Post and Rail fence of the Company's land,
without obstruction to the road, is in breadth 60 rods, in length
on the south side along the Post and Rail fence 160 rods [should
read 120 r.] on the east side to the Gate of the Kalckhook in
breadth 30 rods; in length on the north side along the Kalck¬
hoeck to the division Une ofthe aforesaid piece of land running
west in length 100 rods containing together 31 morgens." (A
translarion by O'Callaghan in the Man, Com, Coun,, 1870,
differs sUghtly.)

WiU of Anneke Janse, dated Jan. 29, 1663, in the county
clerk's office at Albany,   Notarial Papers, p, 296.

"Anneke Janse, first wife of Roeloff Janse, van Masteriand
and now, last of Do. Everhardus Bogardus. Residing In
the village of Beverwyck."

(The will was witnessed by Rutger Jacobsen and Evert
Jansen Wendell.  Signed with her mark X.)

Will recites:

I.   Sarah, married to Hans Kiersted. (She married him June
29, 1642; after his death she married Cornells van Borsum of
the ferry to Brooklyn; after his dearh in 1683,Elbert Elbertse.)

II.   Catrina (who married Lucas Rodenbergh, and later
Johannes van Brugh).

III.  Sytje (Sophia) (who married Peter Hartgers van Wee.
Peter Hartgers died in Holland, in 1670, leaving two daugh¬
ters, Jannetje and Rachel),

IV.  Jan (who was not married when his mother died. He
is supposed to have been killed in 1690). These were the chil¬
dren by her first husband.

V.  William Bogardus.

VI.   Cornelis Bogardus, b. 164O.

VII.  Jonas Bogardus, b, January, 1643.

VIII.  Pieter Bogardus, b. 1645.

—Joel Munsell, The Will of Anneke Janse in Dutch and
English.  Albany, 1870,

Anneke Jans Bogardus died in 1663.

Richard Nicolls, Governour, etc, to the heirs of Anneke
Bogardus. Confirmarion dated March 27, 1667,—Liber
Patents, IV:   28 (Albany),

Confirms the ground-brief of July 4, 1654, This confirma¬
tion in full in the Chronology. An exempUfied copy in Land
Papers, LX:   113 (Albany).

The heirs of Anneke Jans, except Cornelis Bogardus, united
in the following conveyance.

Johannes van Brugh, in right of his wife Catrina Roe¬
lofse, and attorney of Pieter Hartgers (who was the hus¬
band of Sytje Roelofs); Willem Bogardus, for himself and
his brothers Jan Roelofsen and Jonas Bogardus; Cornelis
VAN Borsum, in right of his wife Sarah Roelofs, and by
assignment of Pieter Bogardus. All children and heirs of
Annetje Bogardus, late widow of dominie Bogardus, deed.,
to Francis Lovelace. Deed dated March 9, 1671.—Book of
Records of Deeds and Transfers (1665-1672), 193, in city clerk's
office. New York,

Conveys Lot toward the North River containing 62 acres.
Recites ground-brief from Stuyvesant, July 4, 1654; Confir¬
mation from NlcoUs, March 27, 1667.

This deed is said to have been in Liber Deeds A; 222.
(Recitals in Bogardus vs. Trinity Church.) It was recorded in
Liber Deeds B: 181 (New York). Copied for the Title Guar-
ancee and Trust Co. Neither of these books now in the office
of the register of New York. The Liber Deeds A, now in that
office, does not contain this instrument.

Feb. 25, 1672, Lovelace leased the old Company's Bouwery
and the Domine's Bouwery to Dirck Siecken, at a yearly
rental of 600 guilders, wampum.—Land Papers, I: 44. In
August, 1674, the Duke of York issued a warrant to Andros,
authorizing him to seize the estate of Francis Lovelace, late
governour, to satisfy a debc of about £7,000.   In 1677, Gov.
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