Arondt VanHook

Male 1747 - 1798


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  • Christened  25 Oct 1747  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Sep 1798  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Isaac VanHook,   c. 8 Oct 1721, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1809, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Cornelia Sebring,   c. 17 Apr 1720, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1773, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family  Abigail Stevens,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 16 May 1810, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Apr 1771  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • NYDRC Baptisms
      25 Oct 1747; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Arent; Arent Van Hoek, Maria Provoost, huis v.v. Fredrik Sebring.

      Marriage licenses issued by the State of New York
      30 Mar 1771 - Arondt Van Hook and Abigail Stevens

      NYDRC Marriages
      04 Apr 1771 - Arendt van Hook and Abigael Stevens

      Note: It is possible that this is the second marriage for Abigail Stevens. There is a New York marriage license issued 29 Nov 1768 for Alexander Watson and Abigail Stevenson.

      NYDRC Baptisms
      5 Jun 1774 - Arent Van Hock and Abigail Stephens baptized Isaac; witnesses Isaac Van Hock and Cornelia Sebring

      (The following records from South Schraalenburgh Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh [now Bergenfield], NJ, founded in 1723. In 1913, became the South Presbyterian Church)

      Schraalenburgh, NJ DRC Records, Vol I, Part II, page 192
      Aarint Van Hook and Abigail Stevese had baptised William, Jan 1, 1783, b. Oct 17 1782

      Schraalenburgh, NJ DRC Records, Vol I, Part II, page 203
      Aaron Van Hook and Abigail Van Hook had baptised Frederick Aug 27 1786, b. Aug 12. Sponsors, John Durye & Maria Demarest

      Schraalenburgh, NJ DRC Records, Vol I, Part II, page 32
      Church members since the year 1786
      Aaron Van Hook and his wife Abigail Stevenson who have been baptised also Sept. 14, 1782

      Nov 1790 - Church Members List - NYDRC, page 378
      Aaron Van Hoeck by cert. from Schralenbergh
      Abigail Stevenson wife of Aaron Van Hook by Certificate from Schralenbergh

      Following entries from "Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York, 1784-1831, Volume 2"

      Apparently Arent Van Hook took over as jailor ("gaoler") from Thomas Hazard in late 1796. Hazard replaced Arent as jailor in fall of 1797.

      Page 310 - 15 Dec 1796 - "Ordered that Mr. Recorder issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook for Watchmen at Gaol: 31 and 17 shillings."

      PP. 314-315 - 28 Dec 1796 - "On a suggestion that the Goalor extorts from Debtors confined in Goal unreasonable Compensation for indulgencies in the Use of certain Rooms in the Goal Aldermen Bayard, Roosevelt & Delamontagnie were appointed a Committee to enquire into the subject & report to the Board." (findings of this committee, if any, are unknown)

      Page 319 - 13 Jan 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook for subsisting criminal prisoners: 185, 4 shillings, 8 pence."

      Page 330 - 13 Mar 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook, Gaoler for subsisting criminal prisoners in January and February last: 231 and 9 shillings."

      Page 340 - 28 Apr 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook Gaoler for subsisting criminal Prisoners: 110, 19 shillings and 1 pence."

      Page 353 - 29 May 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook for subsisting criminal Prisoners: 35."

      Page 358 - 26 Jun 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Arent Van Hook for subsisting criminal Prisoners in Gaol: 24 and 16 shillings."

      Page 380 - 28 Aug 1797 - "Ordered that Mr. Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to pay Aront Van Hook for subsisting criminal prisoners: 70 and 16 shillings."
      Arent is described as an "Dutch Reformed clergyman of the old Holland Dutch stock" in notes about his son William in the Throckmorton genealogy.

      "An Appeal to Impartial Posterity"
      By Roland (Marie-Jeanne), Louis Augustin Guillaume Bosc,
      Published 1798, Printed by Robert Wilson, For A. Van Hook, Proprietor of the Reading-Room

      Mortuary Notice
      Date: Thursday, September 13, 1798
      Paper: Daily Advertiser (New York, NY)
      Volume: XIV
      Issue: 4243
      Page: 3
      "Died - On Monday evening, in the 49th year of his age, after a fevere and painful illness, which he bore with great fortitude, Mr. Arondt Van Hook. He was an affectionate husband, a tender parent, a true friend to his country, and to the poor a generous friend."

      "An Account of the Malignant Fever, Lately Prevalent in the City of New York"
      By James Hardie, Published 1799, Printed by Hurtin and McFarlane at the Literary Printing Office ... and sold by the author ... by John Low ... the other booksellers and the printers - Page 135 - List of Burials:
      "Aarondt Van Hook, proprieter of the reading room, 149 Water Street"
      (apparently Arent died of yellow fever)

      From "A history of the New York Swamp" - New York: Pub. for the author by the Chiswick Press, copywrite 1901, Frank W. Norcross
      page 37 - "The first public reading room in America was established by Adrien Van Hook, the owner of a tanyard in Gold Street, in the Swamp." "It was," says the "Farmers' Weekly Museum" of January 7, 1799, "sufficiently encouraged during his lifetime, but upon his unfortunate decease was closed, to the regret of lovers of literature."

      8 May 1810 - New York Evening Post
      Mrs. Abigail Van Hook, aged 57, died this morning, relict of late Arondt Van Hook.

      Mortuary Notice
      Date: Wednesday, May 16, 1810
      Paper: Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY)
      Volume: XIII
      Issue: 4663
      Page: 3
      Died - "This morning after a tedious illness which she bore with unexampled fortitude, in the 57th year of her age, Mrs. Abigail Van Hook, relict of the late Arondt Van Hook. Her friends and relations and those of her family, are requested to attend her funeral from the house of Isaac A. Van Hook, No. 13 White-street, to-morrow afternoon at 5 o'clock."
    Children 
     1. Isaac Alvan VanHook,   b. 1774, New Yok, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1834, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William VanHook,   b. 17 Oct 1782, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1864, Stamford, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frederik VanHook,   b. 12 Aug 1786, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1815, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F45  Group Sheet