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

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 140-141 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.)]

Reynier Schaets "chyrurgion," eldest son of Dominie Gideon Schaets, was an early settler of Schenectady, where he was appointed justice of the peace by Leisler in 1689. (140-5) His house lot was on the north side of Union street, 100 Amsterdam feet west of Church street and extended throngh to Front, — 404 feet, having a front on both streets of 51 feet. (140-6) A portion of this lot fronting upon Union street was owned by the late Dr. Alexander G. Fonda, now by the county. Schaets and one of his sons were killed in 1690, when the village was burned by the French and Indians. His widow Catrina Bensing, afterwards married Jonathan Broadhurst of Albany, April 23, 1696. Two of Schaets' children, — a son named Gideon, who sold the above mentioned lot in 1700 to Albert Vedder, — and a daughter Agnietje who married Matthys Nak of Albany.

Notes

(140-5) Doc. Hist., II, 198; Col. MSS., XXXIII, 12.

(140-6) Deeds, V, 106.

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