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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Dirk Hesseling

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 123 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

[The original version uses assorted typographical symbols to represent footnotes. To improve legibility, the online version uses the form (page number - note number.)]

In 1666, he was a resident of Albany where he owned a house; subsequently he removed to Schenectady where he bought a bouwery of Juriaen Teunise Tappen in 1671. The year following, — Feb. 1, 1671/2, he sold to Harmen Vedder "de Bouwery (daer de Voorz: Dirk Hessenlingh op woont op Schanechtede), soo het landt, als thuys, Schuer, ende twee berghen, &c., so als het de Voorn de Hesselingh — Van Juriaen Teunissen gecocht heeft gehadt," &c., to be delivered May 1 to Vedder together with the seed in the ground, the grantee promising to pay 20 whole beavers to Juriaen Teunissen. (123-1)

In 1670 he bought Dirk Van Schelluyne's land at Lubberde's landt [Troy] sold under an execution; this was still in his possession in 1675. (123-2)

In 1667 he married Eytje Hendrickse, one of three sisters who were taken prisoners by the Indians at Yonkers in 1655; Albrechtje was in captivity twelve years and was only rescued in 1667, being brought into New Haven; Eytje, probably a widow, was living in Schenectady in 1697. (123-3)

Notes

(123-1) This was the hindmost farm No. 8, of the bouwland, originally patented to Marten Cornelise Van Isselsteyn, now comprising the homestead of Mr. John D. Campbell. — Deeds, II, 796. Albany Co. Rec., 478.

(123-2) Albany Co. Rec., 502, 118.

(123-3) A Robert (Dirk?) Hesselingh was killed in the massacre of 1690. — Albany Annals, IX, 89.

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