1616 – 6/29/1686

From the notes of Jim Tillotson:

Jim Tillotson’s Notes on Roosa, Pels, De Jongh, Du Truy and Groot:

1798-Evert PELS (Judge [VINK]) Van Steltyn [AlHx]

b. 1616 in Stettin, Pomerana, Holland [LDSC]

m. 15 December 1641 [LDSC] or 1642 [LDSC] in Kingston [LDSC] or Esopus (later Kingston) [LDSC], Ulster Co, NY, or in Holland [LDSC] 1799-Janet/Jannetje [LDSC, UCHx, KMBR]/Jannatje [KiHx] Symons [LDSC]/Simons/Symens [UCHx, KMBR] Schepnoes [LDSC]/Schepmoes [KiHx]-see GROOT  dau. of 3598-Symon Symorse and Rebecca (de TRIEUX) GROAT

d.  29 June 1686 [LDSC] in Esopus (later Kingston), Ulster Co, NY [LDSC]

Kingston, NY

ch. m Hendrick, b. ca. 1643/44 [LDSC] in Kingston NY [LDSC], m.

(Indian) [LDSC]

f Jannetje, b. ca. 1646 [LDSC] in Kingston NY [LDSC], m. 21 October 1663 [LDSC] Hendrick Cornelisse VAN NES, d. 16 November 1688 [LDSC]

m Evert Evertsjen, b. ca. 1648 [LDSC] in Papscannab NY [LDSC], m. 13 August [AlHx]/September [LDSC] 1670 in New York [AlHx], New York Co, NY Brechtj [LDSC]/Breechtje [AlHx] ELSWAERT [LDSC]/ ELSWAERTS [AlHx], d. bef. 30 May 1678 [LDSC]

f Clara, chr. 10 September 1651 [LDSC] in Greenbush NY [LDSC] or in New Amsterdam NY [LDSC], m. 1671/72 [LDSC] in Kingston, Ulster Co, NY [LDSC] Gerrit Aartze [LDSC]/Aartsen [LDSC] Aertse [LDSC] VAN WAGNER [LDSC], d.in New York [LDSC]

f *Maria

f Elizabeth, b. ca. 1657 [LDSC] in Kingston NY [LDSC], m. 1676 [LDSC] in Old Dutch Church [LDSC], Kingston NY [LDSC] Joch ENGELBERTZ, d. in Kingston NY [LDSC]

f Sarah, b. 3 July 1659 [LDSC] in Kingston NY [LDSC], chr. 3 July 1659 [LDSC] in Kingston NY [LDSC], m. 25 February 1677 [LDSC] in Old Dutch Church [LDSC], Kingston NY [LDSC] Jacob Aertsen [LDSC]/Aertson [LDSC] VAN WAGENEN [LDSC] or Artse JACOBSEN [LDSC]

f Rebecca [LDSC]/Rabecca [KBMR], chr. 13 November 1661 [LDSC, KBMR] in Old Dutch Church [KBMR], Esopus [LDSC] or Kingston [LDSC] NY, m. 9 April 1684 [LDSC] in Albany, Albany Co, NY [LDSC] Jeronimus Hans BARHEIT

m Symon [LDSC]/Symen [KBMR], b. 1665 [LDSC] in Esopus NY [LDSC],

chr. 29 March 1665 [LDSC, KBMR] in Old Dutch Church [KBMR], Kingston NY [LDSC], m. 1 January 1683 [LDSC] in Old Dutch Church, Kingston NY [LDSC] Martie [LDSC] or Margetjen Hendrix AERTSEN [LDSC]

NOTE 1798-Everet Pels

[SPHx] bought a house and lot in Fort Orange from Jan Labatie, patened to him 12 April 1650 and owned by him 4 February 1661 (Albany Co Records 291)

[AlHx] p 58 mentioned as having a yacht in Albany Court Records

[AlHx] III: 153 Genealogies of first settlers of Albany:

Pels, Evert Van Steltyn, settled in Rensselaerswyck in 1642; was a brewer and erected a brewery in the Colonie; lived on Mill Creek in Greenbush; also owned a sloop on the river and a lot in Broadway Manathans which he sold in 1656; in 1657 he sent down to new Amsterdam 2100 beaver skins; his son Evert Evertse m. Breechtje Elswaerts in New York Aug. 13 1670.

III: 198 1652 patented to William Frederickse Bout; 1655 Evert Pels; 1661 Jerimaih Van Rensselaer; 1667 Theunis Dirkse lot on east side of Broadway, south of Division street to River (Patents 760; Albany County Records 292, 293)

1652-5-67 patented to Sander Leendertse Glen; 1655 Evert Pels; 1661

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer lot adjacent to above (Patents 492; Albany County Records 217, 293)

III: 248 offered surity for Evert Nolden on 27 April 1659 [UCHx]

p 39 Evert Pels among those who precipitaed First Esopus War his son (not named) taken captive, adopted by Indians and may have married and stayed with Indians with descendents

p 44 had a trading house near fort in Wiltwyck in 1661

p 45-46 appointed as schepen with Elbert/Albert Heymanse Roosa and Cornelis Barentsen/Barentse Slecht

p 47 Pels and Slecht were old settlers. Pels lived on Mill Creek (now Greenbush), opposite Albany in 1641. When the exodus from that neighborhood took place, he joined in and squatted on the north side of the Rondout or Ponckhochie Creek. He came from Settin Germany and took for his spouse Jannetje Symens. Kept a store in Wiltwyck for a few years and then moved again for Ponckhockie where he continued trade.  He left that for Albany. By definition of the name is furred coat or petticoat. It is anciently quite fashionable to trim coats and the bottom of petticoats with fur, hence Evert de Pels.

p 48 List of Old Lots in Wiltwyck 1661: Evert Pels

(Albany Rec xvi. 155, 157)

p 61-62 Taxed to pay for parsonage for Kingston Church 1660: tax of one rix dollar ((2 1/2 guilders)/morgan, payments made in wheat, total cost 1202.96 dollars mor gl. sw.

Evert Pels 36 90 00

p 62 15 April 1661-received as members by attestation coming from Fort Orange

Evers Pels, removed Jannetje Symens, his wife, r’m’d

p 62 24 June 1661-members received witness Maritje Symens, removed Jannetje Symens

p 63-64 General Assembly delegates elected 31 march 1664 signed by Evert Pels

p 66 Juriaen Westphael, Evert Pels and Nicholas Wilhelmus Stuyvesant, son of Peter Stuyvesant, had occupied some land claimed by English in Marbletown in 1670

p 69-70 names of Male Inhabitants of Ulster Co in 1689 Those that did not appear for oath Pelce Euert

NOTE 1798-Everet Pels (continued)

p 485 Pells: The Pells family find their ancestor in Evert Pells. He came to Albany in 1642. He purchased land in Esopus in 1654 and within a few years thereafter settled upon them. He married Jannatje Schepmoes

[KiHx] p 27 Evert Pels, Cornelis Barentse Slecht and Elbert Hymans Roosa were by charter designated as the first board of schepens

[FILB]Arrived New Netherlands 1620-1664 Ref 9135 page 10

New York State 1642 8360 137

New York,New York 1642 with wife and several children 1898 426

New York, New York 1642 with wife 6306 440 New Netherlands (NY, NY) 1642 with wife and servent

[NYHC] p 143-5 on 1 November 1651 the farm of Annetje Jans in New Amsterdam (Manhattan) was let to Evert Pels for 6 years from 1 May 1651 to 1 May 1658, for a rental of 225 guilders and 30 pounds of butter

NOTE 1798/1799

[KMBR] Baptisms

2/10 Rebecca 13 November 1661

4/55 Synen 29 March 1665

Pels-unclear which Pels [RiHx] Pells mentioned as one of Pioneers of “ye olde town” of Rhinebeck Pels also mentioned as one of the early sloop captains

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