Barent "Bernardus" Smith

Male 1674 - Between 1747 and 1750


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  • Nickname  Bernardus 
    Born  1674  Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  14 May 1674  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Between 1747 and 1750  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Hendrick Barents Smith,   b. Abt 1638, Lochem, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1690, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Geertje Willems,   b. Abt 1643, Nieuwkerke, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1690 and 1692, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family 1  Elsje Meyer,   c. 12 Mar 1677, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704 
    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

    Family 2  Annatje (Johanna) Colevelt,   c. 18 Nov 1674, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750 
    Married  30 Jun 1705  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Bernardus Smith married by license in the New York Dutch Church on 30 Jun
      1705 "Johanna Hadding". Johanna was the widow of Laurens Hadding. Her
      first marriage took place in the NY Dutch Church on 11 Sep 1698:

      "Laurens Heddig, young man from Amsterdam, and Hanna Colevelt, young woman
      from New York [City], both living here."

      Johanna's baptism took place on 18 Nov 1674 in the same church. She was
      the daughter of Laurens Koolevelt and Sara Waldron.

      Laurens Hadding and Anna Colevelt had their daughter "Sara" baptized on 31
      Aug 1701 in the NY Dutch Church.

      Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, pages 298 & 299:
      Page 222.--In the name of God, Amen, I, BERNARDUS SMITH, of New York,
      cordwainer, being somewhat indisposed in body. All my estate, real and
      personal (except my negro man "Adam"), is to be sold by my executors, and all
      debts and burial expenses paid. I leave to my wife Johana my negro man Adam.
      I leave to my son Hendricus, before any division, 10 shillings. All the rest
      of my estate is to be divided into three parts, and I leave 1/3 to my wife
      during her life, and the other 2/3 to my children, Hendricus, Elizabeth, wife
      of Henry Filken, Anatjie, wife of John Ten-Broeck, and Catharine, widow of
      Albertus Bush. I make my son Hendricus and my sons in law, Henry Filken, and
      John Ten Broeck, executors.

      Dated November 10, 1746. Witnesses, Abraham Lefferts, Jasper Bosch, Gerardus
      Beekman. Proved, September 22, 1750.
    Children 
     1. Sara Smith,   c. 12 Jun 1706, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1746
     2. Barnardus Smith,   c. 15 Oct 1707, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. died young
     3. Gerrardus Smith,   c. 6 Oct 1709, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. died young
     4. Johanna (Annetje) Smith,   c. 12 Sep 1711, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750
     5. Gerritje Smith,   c. 13 Oct 1714, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. died young
     6. Catharine Smith,   c. 2 Dec 1719, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F3711  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • NYDRC Baptisms - 14 May 1674
      Hendrick Barentszen, Gerritje Willems; Barent; Stephanus Van Courtlant, Annetje Hardenbroeck