Elsje Meyer

Female 1677 - 1704


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  • Christened  12 Mar 1677  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1704 
    Father  Living 
    Mother  Living 
    Family  Barent "Bernardus" Smith,   b. 1674, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1747 and 1750, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Oct 1698 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • NYDRC Marriages - 1698
      den 25 Octob. Bernardus Smith, Jm. van Boschwyck en Elsje Meyers, Jd. van N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. den 30 dicto. met een licentie.

      Elsje Meyer was the grand-daughter of Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, who was the immigrant ancestor and progenitor of the Roosevelt family in the United States.

      Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 1886
      List of freemen in New York
      2 Feb 1698/99 - Bernardus Smith, Cordwainer

      New York City Census - 1703
      Barnardus Smith - Master of Family
      1 male 16-60
      1 female
      1 male child
      1 female child

      Following is will of Elsje Myer's brother, Johanes de Meyer:
      In the name of God, Amen. Be it known and manifest unto all People, that I, Johanes De Meyer, of New York, cordwainer, being very sick. My executors are to sell all my estate " with all convenient speed." I leave to my nephew, Hendrick Smith, of this city, cordwainer, the son of my deceased sister Elsie and Bernardus Smith, 100. To my sister Janetie, wife of Abraham Provoost, I leave 1/4 of the money arising from the sale, and 1/4 to my sister Katharine, wife of Harmanus Rutgers. I leave 1/4 to my nephew, Hendrick Smith, and my niece Elizabeth, wife of Henry Filkin, children of my sister Elsie and Bernardus Smith. And I leave 1/4 to Abraham, Johanes, and Hendrick Vanderhail, my nephews, sons of my sister Mary, deceased, and Hendrick Vanderhaill. I make my brother-in-law, Harmanus Rutgers, brewer, executor.

      Dated September 13,1725. Witnesses, Petrus Kip, John Dyer, Abraham Bocke. Proved, October 23, 1725.

      Liber 17, page 217 - Will of Bernardus Smith of New York, " Cordwainer."
      All estate real and personal, " except my negro man Adam" to be sold by executors. Leaves to wife Johanna the negro man Adam. Rest of estate is left to children, Hendricus, Elizabeth wife of Henry Filken, Anatje wife of John Ten Broeck, and Catharine widow of Albertus Bosch.
      Dated Nov. 10, 1746.
      Proved Sept. 22, 1750.
      Witnesses.
      Alm Lefferts
      Jasper Bosch
      Gerardus Beekman
    Children 
     1. Elsje (Elizabeth) Smith,   c. 17 Sep 1699, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Henricus Smith,   c. 31 Aug 1701, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750
     3. Abraham Smith,   c. 26 Sep 1703, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. died young
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F3710  Group Sheet