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  • ID: I3909
  • Name: Antoine* CRISPELL French Huguenot
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 11 FEB 2015
  • Birth: 1635 in Artois, France
  • Note: near the border with Belgium. 1
  • Immigration: 27 APR 1660
  • Note: on the ship "Gilded Otter"
  • Will: 06 NOV 1707 Ulster, New York
  • Note: that was proved 10 Jun 1708
  • Death: BEF 10 JUN 1708
  • Event: Note
  • Note: "During the 17th Century, long and devastating wars were fought; many of the inhabitants were forced to flee from their fertile and productive farms. Antoine, a young farmer, went to Mannheim in the Lower Palitinate. There he married and sailed on the 'Gilded Otter' to New Amsterdam on 27 Apr 1660. Upon arrival they immediately moved to Esopus in Ulster County, NY. They later settled in Hurley. In 1663, there was an Indian uprising and his wife and an infant daughter were captured; they were soon rescued."
  • Event: Note
  • Note:
    From a brochure published by the Crispell Family Association, P.O. Box 35, Tafton, PA 18464 and found in New Paltz, NY September 2001: "In 1660, 25-year-old Antoine and 20-year old Maria (Blanchan), his wife of 3 months, sailed into New York on the "Gilded Otter." They had married in Mannheim, Germany and came with other Huguenots who had fled France.
    "They first settled in Kingston. In 1663, they moved to Hurley, where they started their farm and family.
    "By 1678, more of the group that had met in Germany arrived and decided to move south to New Paltz. Twelve of them had traded valuables to the Esopus Indians for nearly 40,000 acres and then received a patent from the English Governor.
    "Even though Antoine was one of the 12 patentees, he and Maria chose to stay in Hurley with their five children. She might have been ill at the time, because she died soon after.
    "In 1680 Antoine remarried. He and Petronella (DuMond) had three children. Two of them died young, but the first generation of Crispells in America was complete.
    "In New Paltz...
    "Antoine was active with the other 11 patentees in New Paltz, and was one of the twelve men who governed their new land.
    "Historians have referred to "The Twelve Men" as "The Duzine." It's reported to be the first example of democratic government in America.
    "The French Church, built on Huguenot Street in 1972, is a replica of the original built in 1717. It was built by the Crispell Family Association ... as a tribute to Antoine and his descendants, to memorialize his presence on Huguenot Street.
    "In the Village of Hurley...
    "On Hurley Street you'll find several old stone houses, some dating back to the 1600s.
    "One is a house reportedly built by Johannes Crispell in 1724... now the rectory for the adjoining Dutch Church....
    "The Burial Grounds circa 1715...
    "At the end of a right of way, next to the Polly Crispell cottage, you'll find the burial grounds. Many of the gravestones bear the Crispell name....
    "In Kingston...
    Antoine died in 1707 and was buried where the Old Dutch Church now stands, on Wall Street.
    "On the north end of the cemetery, which borders Main Street, on the north side of the church, you'll find a memorial tombstone erected in 1989 by the Crispell Family. Inside the church, you'll find another memorial which includes the names of Antoine and his wife Maria."

    Marriage 1 Marie* BLANCHAN b: 1640 in Armentieres, France
    • Married: 31 JAN 1660 in Mannheim, Germany
    1. Has Children Zara CRISPEL b: BEF 18 JUN 1671

    Marriage 2 Petronella LEMAN b: ABT 1660
    • Married: ABT 1680
    1. Has Children Jannetje CRISPEL b: AFT 1680

    1. Title: Crispell Family Association, New Paltz, NY, Page: Internet
      Abbrev: Crispell Family
      Publication: 2001
    2. Title: Crispell Family Association, New Paltz, NY, Page: Internet
      Abbrev: Crispell Family
      Publication: 2001
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