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  • ID: I52573
  • Name: Abraham Isaacsen * VERPLANCK
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1606 in Edam,The Netherlands
  • Death: Abt 1690 in Albany,Albany,New York
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    ABRAHAM ISAACSE VERPLANCK and MARIA VERPLANCK, are said to have been married in New Amsterdam about 1634.10 Abraham was born about 1606 in the Netherlands. Maria was born about 1613 in Valenciennes, France, a city known for its fine laces ? and its Huguenots. Both of them died in Albany, Maria in 1670 or 1671 and Abraham about 1691.

    We do not know exactly when Abraham Verplanck arrived in New Netherland. The first definite reference to him comes from a map in the Library of Congress, which shows that in 1639 he owned a tract of land at Pouwells Hoek in what is today Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from New Amsterdam. This strategic property included a point where the Indian trails came together at a customary crossing point for those going to Manhattan Island. The area, which included a large portion of the shoreline of New Jersey and also some of Staten Island, had been patented by a man named Pauw ? hence its original name of Pavonia and present name of Paulus Hook. Pauw had hoped to become a patroon but did not succeed and so sold his rights to the West India Company, which in turn sold the land.

    Abraham Verplanck was the first to take advantage of the opportunity to buy land in Pavonia. He obtained a patent for his property from Director Willem Kieft on May 1, 1638, and Abraham and his wife probably lived there for a few years ? perhaps until the little settlement was devastated in the fighting between Indians and the Dutch during the early 1640s that we will discuss below. By 1643 Abraham had rented out his land, after which he mortgaged it and possibly lost it through foreclosure. He may well have decided that rebuilding after the Indians laid waste to it was not worth the expense and let the property be taken in order to satisfy the debt.

    Around 1640, then, Abraham and Maria were living on Manhattan Island. One place they lived, which Abraham apparently obtained by a grant from the West India Company in 1646, was a rather small lot immediately adjacent to the five stone houses that served as the Company's business headquarters ? one of the most desirable locations in the town. These houses, a major landmark in the little town, were built about 1635 some two hundred feet east of the wall of the fort.13 The small lane on which Verplanck's lot and house were located later became, and still is called, Bridge Street. The property was just to the northeast of what is now Whitehall Street and southwest of what is now Broad Street.

    How long Abraham lived on Bridge Street is not clear (his property apparently was subsequently taken by the Company for a marketplace), but in 1649 he seems to have purchased property north on The Strand, which is now Pearl Street. This relatively large lot, which fronted on Pearl and went back to higher ground away from the East River, was located in what was termed The Ferry or Smith's Vly (Valley). Abraham's property here is now covered by the intersection of Pearl Street and Fulton Street (the latter having been driven through it to the river early in the 19th century.)

    In truth it is sometimes difficult to determine exactly where Abraham did live, for on some lists in the court minutes he seems to be listed with those residing on or near Bridge Street and on others he is clearly shown as living in Smith's Valley. He may in fact have spent some of his time living in Albany (where his son Isaac was born in 1651) or else engaged in trade along the Hudson River or down on the Delaware River, which the Dutch called the South River. His name appears in the records of New Amsterdam from time to time, as when he is assessed a portion of the costs of repairing the fort or when he claims damages owing to a survey that was made. He was among the 40 or so citizens who in 1653 contributed, albeit modestly in his case, to the fund that erected the wall for which Wall Street is named. (The contributions were in actuality loans at 10% interest; there is no record of their being repaid, so perhaps New York City owes Verplanck's descendants quite a bit of money.)

    In 1659 Abraham Verplanck was among nine householders chosen to hang leather fire buckets (a dozen each) for ready access in case of fire ? what one book has described as ...the first systematic attempt to create a fire department in New Amsterdam.... In 1664 he was one of 93 residents who signed the remonstrance urging Director Stuyvesant to surrender the city to the British rather than risk its destruction in their imminent assault, and afterwards he was one of 272 persons who swore allegiance to the new British rulers. The next year, however, he ? like most other residents ? went on record refusing the new British governor's request that they billet British troops, a sore point with the conquered Dutch. In 1665 and 1674 Verplanck is mentioned as living in Smith's Valley and apparently remained there until his death in 1691. The reference in 1674 records the fact that Verplanck (and his brother-in-law, Jan Vigne) were being compensated for having their properties near the fort confiscated to strengthen its defenses; the government apparently agreed to build him a house in another part of the city.

    Other references to Abraham Verplanck in the records of New Amsterdam involve disputes with other residents, although the disputes do not seem any more serious than most of the other disputes that appear in these records. At other times, though, Abraham Verplanck showed that he could be another of those contentious and cantankerous Dutchmen who seem to populate my family: in 1642, for instance, he tore down certain ordinances posted by the council and director (in the days before newspapers and other media, the only way they could communicate their orders and decisions). As a result of this incident, and what he said afterwards, he was heavily fined.

    One source describes Abraham Verplanck as a farmer. On the property he bought, rented, or inherited he probably raised tobacco like the other farmers of New Amsterdam, who preferred this easily grown and highly profitable cash crop to agricultural produce. His numerous appearances in the court records, however, suggest that like so many others in New Amsterdam he eventually became a trader and perhaps a merchant of some sort: many of the disputes in which he was a party concern commercial transactions stemming from trading. His wife Maria was a defendant in at least one case, so perhaps the whole family was involved the business. I think the evidence suggests that he also speculated in land, probably renting out the properties that he owned.

    This conclusion is reinforced by the fact that in 1646 Abraham and three others (including Jan Vigne) obtained from Director Kieft a sizable grant of land along the west bank of the South River in what is now Pennsylvania. Kieft was eager to see this area settled by the Dutch in order to prevent the Swedish foothold that had been established further south from developing into a rival trading force. The site of Verplanck's grant is about where the Walt Whitman Bridge connects to the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware River.

    In July of 1655, Verplanck was one of the 120 men in eleven ships who accompanied Director Stuyvesant in the expedition Stuyvesant led against the Swedes at their stronghold on the South River, Fort Christiana, near present-day Wilmington, Delaware. After the Swedes surrendered their fort, Verplanck signed as a witness to a secret treaty with the Indians in which the Dutch acquired the Indians' lands in that vicinity, and he later claimed some of this land for himself.

    Abraham Verplanck was not one of the more prosperous and prominent burghers of New Amsterdam. In 1657 he was one of 238 persons who qualified for or were willing to pay cash for the ...small burgher right,... which enabled them to engage in trade and hold minor offices. Only nineteen persons qualified or paid to become Great Burghers, who could hold the higher offices. Verplanck evidently lost several properties for the debts he owed and mortgaged most or all of his remaining properties, and he may well have been in rather straightened financial circumstances during his final years. (Smith's Valley, where Verplanck lived out his life, was by now a pocket of low-income laborers.) Abraham may also have become enfeebled, since for the first time he now did not sign his name to a document but only put his mark on it. Ironically, Abraham's children did quite well in life (and married well), and both of his sons sired large families that became prominent in the history of New York.

    Abraham Verplanck may be most vividly remembered for his involvement in what was probably the most unpleasant chapter in the relationship between the Dutch colony and its neighboring Indian tribes. By 1640 expansion of the new settlement began to squeeze the Lenapes, from whom the Dutch had obtained their land, and the local tribes related to the Lenapes. Director Kieft was pressuring the Indians to pay for their by the West India Company and its military force, payments the Indians viewed as a form of extortion. Inevitably there was friction as the Lenapes and other tribes were caught in a vise between the Dutch growth and the more powerful tribes to the north. The culmination of the friction was the so-called Pig War of 1641, when some Raritan Indians were accused of killing some marauding swine belonging to settlers in New Amsterdam. Director Kieft decided to exploit the clash as a way of putting further pressure on the Indians, and possibly of eliminating them altogether. He assembled a kind of advisory council called ...the Twelve... to help him devise and gain support for an aggressive policy toward the Indians.

    Abraham Verplanck was among the men the residents of New Amsterdam chose in 1641 to serve as the Twelve. This group at first advised restraint, then sanctioned a limited punitive expedition to retaliate for the Indians' raids. In return for their willingness to endorse some action against the tribes, though, the Twelve presented Kieft with a petition ? the first petition ever drafted in the colony ? asking to have the group become a permanent body that would have a say in the colony's governance, as well as for the end of certain restrictions. This was more than Kieft had wanted, so he thanked the Twelve and then proceeded to ignore them.

    More clashes in 1642 and 1643 gave Kieft further excuse and opportunity to strike at the Indians. In February of 1643, one of Kieft's sympathizers, after plying three members of the Twelve (including Verplanck) with alcohol, persuaded them to sign a petition ? which Kieft had ready ? urging an attack on the Wechquaskeek Indians, who were camped in Pavonia. Kieft used the petition to justify the resulting massacre of more than one hundred Wechquaskeek and Hackensack men, women, and children by Dutch soldiers and armed settlers. One book on the subject has described Abraham Verplanck as a ...militant... when it came to dealing with the Indians, and it is very likely that he personally participated in this raid on February 25, 1643 ? particularly since he had a property interest in the area (which may help to explain his attitude, too). Indeed, one old (1897) book portrays him as the ...commander... of the Dutch forces during this war with the Indians, and if that is so he might well have been placed in charge of the soldiers and citizens who attacked the Indians in Pavonia because he knew the territory well. Certainly he would have felt a strong stake in the outcome of the affair.

    Kieft's foolish offensive against the Indians (foolish because the Dutch were, after all, a heavily outnumbered minority that depended on the Indians for many things, not least the furs that were the colony's economic engine) backfired when the Indians retaliated. The continuing warfare in 1643 and 1644 left many settlers' properties in ruins, including those in Pavonia. (As we have seen, Verplanck's own holdings were among those damaged in the conflict.) There was heavy loss of life, refugees forced to abandon their properties huddled in the fort, and much of what had been accomplished during the previous dozen years was lost. In addition, perhaps as many as half of those who had come to New Netherland, returned to Europe, and the population of New Amsterdam in particular dropped precipitously.

    The warfare that followed Kieft's offensive against the Indians also gave rise to a famous anecdote, repeated for nearly four hundred years now, that involves Abraham Verplanck's mother-in-law, Adrienne Vigne, a woman we will meet in due course but whose reputed actions should be related in this context. (Adrienne was actually Adrienne Damen at this time, having married another member of the Twelve, Jan Damen, sometime during the 1630s.) In one successful Dutch raid on the Canarsie Indians, numerous prisoners were taken and the heads of other Indians were brought back to New Amsterdam displayed on poles as trophies. As the prisoners and the poles were coming into the town, many of the women abused the captives. Adrienne gained her notoriety by (it is said) kicking around heads that had fallen off the poles, much as one would a soccer ball. This story, firmly implanted in the folklore of New York City, continues to be repeated in contemporary scholarly histories of the city ? although Adrienne's identity as the kicker is not always given in these accounts.

    After hostilities had died down (and the West India Company had begun to show an interest in investigating the matter), Kieft's enemies tried to blame him for the conflict and Kieft tried to make scapegoats out of the signers of the petition. Abraham Verplanck was one of three men whom, on the advice of an investigating group, the Company summoned back to the Netherlands for ...examination,... but it does not appear that he actually returned.21 Historians differ as to whether Kieft or the others should bear the brunt of the responsibility for this unsavory incident. Some of Abraham's contemporaries did lay a share of the blame on him, and it seems clear that he was at least an instigator and perhaps worse. On the other hand, we should not lose sight of the fact that through his participation in these events Abraham Verplanck played a role in a key turning point in New Netherland's history: his membership among the Twelve, whatever we may think of his views toward the Indians, is in itself significant because that group is regarded as having laid the foundation for popular government in the colony. In addition, the incident helped to undermine the Company's confidence in Kieft so that it replaced him with a far more significant figure, Petrus Stuyvesant.

    The name of Abraham Verplanck's father, we know from the younger man's patronymic, was ISAACSE VERPLANCK. We do not know the name of Abraham's mother, but there are hints that it might have been Abigail (the name of the first daughter of Abraham and Maria). Isaacse, born about 1580 perhaps, may have immigrated to New Netherland, but there is no record of his having done so. A woman named Abigail Verplanck did come to New Netherland during the mid-1600s, but we do not know her age and cannot be sure that she was related to Abraham.

    It seems quite possible that Isaacse was the relative ? perhaps the nephew ? of Jacob Albertsen Planck of Edam in North Holland, the Netherlands, whom the patroon Kiliaen van Rensselaer had hired in 1634 for a three-year term as his representative and agent in Rensselaerswyck. Planck and the patroon made their agreement in March of 1634 and Planck arrived on the Eendracht (Unity) during the summer of that year. Since Abraham is known to have arrived in New Amsterdam about then, it is possible he sailed aboard the same ship. We do know that Jacob Planck co-signed a note for Abraham Verplanck's purchase of the former Pauw land in 1638, which argues for some sort of family relationship. Perhaps young Abraham (a younger son without many prospects in the Netherlands?) was sent over with his uncle Jacob, who had brought along his own son named Abraham, but we have no solid evidence that Jacob Planck and Abraham Verplanck were related. If they were, we are probably right in thinking that Abraham too was from Edam and that the name of his grandfather, Isaacse's father, was Albert Verplanck.

    In addition, there are scattered references to Verplancks in the Netherlands that offer some possible clues about the origins of the Abraham Isaacse Verplanck we have been considering. Many of these Verplancks were from the southern part of the country, perhaps even from what is now Belgium, and at least one was a Huguenot. That one of them served in the Dutch fleet with a relative of Kiliaen van Rensselaer hints at how the patroon might have decided to hire Jacob Albertsen Planck as his representative in New Netherland. All of this must be considered pure conjecture, as we know nothing definite about the Verplancks in the Netherlands.

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    Abraham Isaacsen Verplank was the son of Isaac Ver Planck . Abraham Isaacsen Verplank was born in 1606 at Netherlands. He married Maria Vigne , daughter of Guillaume Vigne and Adriana Cuveille , circa 1632. Abraham Isaacsen Verplank died circa 1690 at Albany, Albany County, New York. He was also known as Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck. He was also known as Abraham Verplanck. He was also known as Abraham Isaacsen Ver Planck. He was also known as Abraham Isaacsen Ver Planken. He was also known as Abram I. Ver Plank. He was also known as Abraham Isaacsen Ver Planck. He immigrated circa 1633. He land in what is now Hudson County, NJ. This land was the first conveyance of land in Hudson County of a tract at Paulus Hoeck, situated westward of the Island of Nanhatta, and estward of Aharsimus, extending from the North River into the valley, which runs around it there. On 1-May-1638. On 21-Jun-1638 Damen sued to have Abraham Ver Planck and Dirck De Noorman "quit his house and leave him the master thereof." Dirck countered with a charge of assault and had witnesses testify that Jan tried to "throw his step-daughter Christine, Dirck's wife, out of doors." In the following year, the third Vigne daughter married and left the household. She was only 16 when she married Cornelis Van Tienhoven, the 28-year-old Secretary to the Director. He resided at at Paulus Hoek, New Jersey, in 1640; the owner. He held the position of 12-man council assembled by Director Willem Kieft to "advise" him on Indian affairs. He was really only trying to drum up popular support for his plans to eliminate the local Indian tribes. In the following year Kieft disbanded the council because it disagreed with his military ambitions. Abraham had such a falling out with the Director that he was threatened with banishment if he continued to insult the Company's officers. In 1641. On 1643 Indian war forced Maria and Abraham to seek the safety of the fort at Manhattan. He They bought a lot from brother-in-law Van Tienhoven at Smits Vly, near Pearl Street and Maiden Lane, and built a house there. In 1649. On 1664 when the English fleet showed up on the Hudson River, Abraham was one of the signers of the petition requesting that Peter Stuyvesant surrender. A fight with the English would have destroyed New Amsterdam. The people were more interested in keeping their homes than keeping Stuyvesant as their leader.
    Children of Abraham Isaacsen Verplank and Maria Vigne :
    Abigael Ver Planken + b. 1635 Gelyn Ver Planck b. Jan-1637, d. 1684Catalyntje Ver Planck b. Feb-1639, d. 8-Oct-1708 Isaac Ver Planken b. 26-Jun-1641, d. before 1651 Susanna Ver Planck b. 25-May-1642 Jacomyntje Ver Planck b. 6-Jul-1644 Arientje Ver Planck b. 2-Dec-1646 Hillegond Ver Planken + b. 1-Nov-1648, d. before 4-Jun-1724 Isaac Ver Planck b. 26-Feb-1651, d. 1729

    Sale of Land on King Street in New York City


    The document transcribed below is an indenture - a legal contract, hand written on sheepskin (vellum), in keeping with legal practice dating back to Medieval times. The top edge of the document shows the wavy, or "indented" margin that gives these documents their name. As a safeguard against counterfeiting, the copies given to all parties were placed together and cut in the margin in a wavy, irregular patt ern, uniquely identifying the authenticity of each copy.

    The indenture was signed by the NY attorney, ABRAHAM De PEYSTER (b. 1658, d. 1728); an important colonist, merchant and politician in Colonial New York. Among other things, he was a member of the Governor's Council in the Province of New York, 1698-1702, 1708, 1710-1722; Mayor of New York City, 1691; Chief Justice of the Province, 1701; Receiver-General, 1708; Treasurer of the Province, 1706-1721 and Colonel of a Regiment of Foot Soldiers in 1695.

    In the document, it appears that JOHN ABEALE (Abeel) signed for the VERPLANCK (Verplank) heirs using power of attorney. Names mentioned in the document can be classified int o four general categories: The buyer of the property, the sellers (VERPLANK heirs/lineage), those acting in an official capacity, and those who are mentioned in reference to the property being transferred. These individuals are as follows:

    Buyer: WILLIAM HUDDLESTON (Huddlestone) an affluent gentle man of New Amsterdam.


    Officials: JOHN ABEALE (power of attorney for the heirs) and ABRAHAM De PEYSTER (member of His Majesty's Council in the Province of New York)

    Referents: NICHOLAS BYARDT was referenced in his official capacity, while CHRISTOPHER HOOGLAND, THOMAS LODWICKSON , JOHN RODMAN, LUKE VAN THIENHOVEN, and JOHN VAN ZEE were referenced in terns of the land and its location. A predominantly illegible signature appears on the back of the document, which appears to be JAMES EVOTTS. Because this latter signature is so hard to read, It is not known if it is correct or who he was.

    Colonial New York City:

    In 1677, there were three hundred and sixty-eight houses in New York City. In 1693, the number was approximately five hundred and ninety-four, and by 1696, it was about seven hundred and fifty. By 1731, it had grown ten-fold to 8,6 28; and likely contained 1,200 houses. Houses were generally small and not very high (a good thing since there was no means for extinguishing fires except the carrying buckets of water and using ladders and fire-hooks). Originally , buildings were only one story, rarely exceeding two stori es. The first three-story house, located on Pearl Street , opposite Cedar Street, was built by a member of
    De Peyster family about the year 1690 (History of New York City).

    Abraham Isaacc Verplank appeared to be a fairly generous man. Cornelia Roos, his step-great granddaughter was an heir (as well as a Peter Roos, who may have been Cornelia's brother, or possibly her son).
    The original spelling from the indenture is used where possible. Occasionally, you will see *s - these mean that either the words are illegible, or could not be deciphered fro m the old script. The names of the people are in upper case - in the original manuscript, they are not.

    This Indenture made the twenty sevendth day of February in the yeare of our Lord Christ one Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Nine and in the Twelfth yeare of the Raigne of our Sovernign Lord William the Third by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland. King defender of the faith and between JOHN ABEALE of the Citty of New York Merchant of the one parte. Whereas ISAAC VERPLANCK, SAMUEL VERPLANK, JOCOBUS VERPLANK, HENDRETH KIPP, CATLINNA VERPLANK, SYLVESTER GARLAND, CORNELIUS TUNISE SWARTH, ABRAHAM ACKERMAN, DAVID ACKERMAN, MELGERT VANDERPOOL, JOHANNES VAN GELDER , CORNELIA ROOS and PETER ROOS the heirs or children of ABRAHAM ISAACC VERPLANK in and by a certain instrument or power of Attorney Irrevocable beareing the date the thirteenth day of September which was in the tenth year of his now Mirjsys Raigne and in the Yeare of Our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Nine did give and grant to the said JOHN A BEALE amongst other things theirin specified and contained full power and absolute and lawful Authority to grant bargaine alein sell and convey all or any part of their estates. Reall and personall land tenements and hereditainment s property relating and belonging to the undivided estate o f the said ABRAHAM ISAACC VERPLANK deed and upon the sale of all or any part or parcel thereof sufficient deed or deed s for them and in their names generally or perticularly to sign seale and deliver as by the said instrument beareing date as aforesaid relation being thereunto had More fully and at large will appeare. How this indenture wittnesseth that the said JOHN ABEALE *Qualarie as aforesaid for consideration of two hundred and twenty five pounds current money of the province of New York **robbin well and truly in hand paid before the unsealing and delivery hereof by the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself herewith to be fully satisfied contented and paid. And thereof and herefrom and of and from every part and parcel thereof he doth fully freely and absolutely acquit, exonerate and discharge him the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs executors administrators and assigns by these presents hath granted bargained and sold conveyed a ssured and confirmed and doth by these presents grant bargaine and sell convey assign and conffirments him the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON and to his heirs and assigns forever. What that certain parcel of land situating and being within the Citty of New York bounded East by JOHN RODMAN South by King Street West by Smith Street and North by the land of LUKE VAN THIENHOVEN containing in ****the East side by JOHN RODMAN one hundred and two foot on the West fronting to Smith Street one hundred eleven foot. In benth South King Street seventy seven foot three inches and North by LUKE VAN THIENHOVEN eight foot--all English measure. As also a certaine tract of land whereto the City of New York aforesaid bou nded on the south and west sides by the kings farme on the North by the Land luff** of THOMAS LODWICKSON deceased and on the East by the land of JOHN VAN ZEE deceased containing five Morgan and two hundred and ten Rood and is called Lot One being the fourth part of thereabouts of A Certain field called the Culkehook as appears by A contract or deed of Varicom***made the 17th April Ano Nui 1671 (*??*) betwixt the partners and persons interested in the said field from Qcuilin (**?) VERPLANCK, JOHN VAN ZEE, THOMAS LODWICKSON and CHRISTOPHER HOOGLAND the said contract being recorded in the publishing Records of this Citty and witnessed by NICHOLAS BYARDT, the then secretary. Provided that the all naymes of the said WILLIAM HUGGLESTON his heirs and assignes shall at all times and from time to time shall for ever and ever hereafter. Holding the East side of said tract of land leave out twelve foot thereof in breadth for and towards a passage for the owners of the other two lots as by the said instrument of partition is enjoyned together with all ways parts passages easements ***humminges***Liberties Priviledges Hereditiments and appurtances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any manner or ways appertaining or ****all used and enjoyed as parte parcel or member thereof and all the Estate right first interest properte possession claim and demand whatsoever WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and assigns forever. And the said JOHN ABEALE for him self his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant promise and agree for and with the said WILLIAM HUDDLE STON his heirs and assigns and every one of them by these presents that he the said JOHN ABEALE at the time of the ensealing and delivery hereof hath by virtue of the instrument above in parte recited in himself good right full power a nd Lawfull and absolute authorite to grant bargaine and sell unto the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and assigns fo rever the aforesaid parcel and tract of land and all and singular other the premises with the appurtances herein before granted intended to be hereby bargained and sold and every parte and parcell thereof unto the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON or his heirs and assigns for ever according to the true i ntent and meaning of these present.

    And that the aforesaid parcell and tract of land and premises and every part and parcell thereof at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents are soe at all times for ever hereafter and from time to time shall remaine coming**and be unto the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and assignes clearly accquitted and dischanrged or otherwise sufficiently saved and kept harmless of and from all and all manner of former and other bargaines Sales Cisrs grants Leases Joinries Powers usses wills Jurailes statues Recognizes Judgments Executions Seizures Inclusions Extents an d of and from all and Singular other Charges titles troubles Incumbrances and demands whatsoever had made acknowledged Consent unto procured done or suffered by the above mentioned heirs of ABRAHAM ISAACC VERPLANCK or any of them or their or any of their heirs or by him the saide JOHN ABEALE since the power acrued to him as aforesaid or by any other persons or persons whatsoever Lawfully having or Claiming any right or title to the same by his or their or any of his or their meannes title or procurement And the saide JOHN ABEALE for himself his heirs Executors and administrators doe Covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and assigns by these presents that neither the said heirs of ABRAHAM ISAACC VERPLANCK or their heirs nor any other person or persons whatsoever shall at any time hereafter shall make any lawful claim or ** *to the premises hereby granted shall at all times and from time to time for everafter jusfifie anow maintain ratify allow and continue this instrument as their and each of their absolute good sufficient and essecruall conveyance in the law irrevocable and more over that the said JOHN ABEALE and his heirs and all and every other person and persons whatsoever having or claiming or which shall or may have a claim or pretense have any manner of right fiffe interest or any other thing into or out of the before mentioned to be bargained promises or any parte or parcel thereof from or under him the saide JOHN ABEALE or from or under the heires of the saide ABRAM ISAAC VERPLANK shall and will from time to time and at all times for space or seven years now next ensueing upon every reasonable request and at the cost and charges in the law of the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON and heirs and assigns make doe suffer acknowledge or cause to be made done suffered acknowledged and executed all and every such **ffurtherlanafull** act and acts thing and things device and devices conveyances and assureances in the law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect assurance surity sure making and conveying of all and singular th e herein before bargained premises and every part and parcel thereof unto the said WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and as signs forever as by conncill learned in the law of the saide WILLIAM HUDDLESTON his heirs and assigns in that behalf shall be reasonably devised advised or required IN WITNESS where of the said JOHN ABEALE hath hereto sett his hand and seal the day and year first written.


    attorney of saide heirs of ABRAM ISAAC VERPLANK

    sealed and delivered in the presence of

    New Yorke the 22nd of March, anno domi 1699

    these appeared personally before me ABRAM DEPASTER one of his Mirjsys's council for this Province of New Yorke that within mention JOHN ABEALE and acknowledged this to be his voluntary act and deed


    applied from JOHN ABEALE

    for lott in King Street at the Calkhook
    The exact date of arrival and name of ship is unknown. It is believed he came from Holland about 1630 and that he was born about 1608. He married Maria deVigne, daughter of Guillaume Vigne, after he came to New York. Abraham Ver Planck's father-in-law was Guleyn deVigne. Abraham owned Kolk Hook farm, now the site of Broadway, Reade and Church streets, New York. He bought land, "Paulus Hook," or "Pouwel's Hoeck" of Director General Kieft, 1 May 1638, on "Island Manhates" for 550 gilders, the gilder at 2 0 stivers.
    [taken from notebook researched by Mary Mildred Hedges Reiner]. Source: Stewart A.
  • Change Date: 1 JAN 1996 at 02:51:24

    Father: Isaacse VER PLANCK b: Est 1580

    Marriage 1 Maria * VIGNE b: Bet 1610 & 1613 in Valenciennes,Flanders,France
    • Married: Abt 1632
    1. Has No Children Abigael VER PLANCK b: 1634/1635
    2. Has Children Gelyn 'Gulian' VER PLANCK b: Bef 1 JAN 1636/1637 in New Amsterdam,New Netherland
    3. Has Children Catalyntje 'Catherine' * VER PLANCK b: FEB 1639 in New York
    4. Has No Children Isaac VER PLANCK b: Bef 16 JUN 1641 c: 16 JUN 1641 in New York (New Amsterdam Until 1664),New York,NY
    5. Has No Children Susanna VER PLANCK b: Bef 25 MAY 1642 in New Amsterdam c: 25 MAY 1642 in New York (New Amsterdam Until 1664),New York,NY
    6. Has No Children Jacomyntjie VER PLANCK b: Bef 6 JUL 1644 c: 6 JUL 1644 in New York (New Amsterdam Until 1664),New York,NY
    7. Has No Children Ariantje VER PLANCK b: Bef 2 DEC 1646 c: 2 DEC 1646 in New York (New Amsterdam Until 1664),New York,NY
    8. Has Children Hillegonde 'Hillegont' * VER PLANCK b: Bef 1 NOV 1648 in New Amsterdam,(New York City,New York)
    9. Has No Children Isaac VER PLANCK b: Bef 26 FEB 1651 c: 26 FEB 1651 in New York (New Amsterdam Until 1664),New York,NY
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