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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Esaias, or Jesaias Swart

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 151-152 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.)]

Teunis Cornelise Swart had three sons who lived to maturity and had families, — Cornelis the eldest, who removed to Ulster county, (151-9) — Adam who settled in Kinderhook (152-1), and Esaias or Jesaias, who remained in Schenectady and became the progenitor of those who bear this name in this vicinity.

Esaias, born in 1653, married Eva, daughter of Teunis Van Woert of Albany, and had three sons, Teunis who settled in Schoharie; Wouter who, settled on the south side of the Mohawk river on the Thickstone place (152-2), whose daughter he married, and Jesaias who settled on the north side of the Mohawk at the Sixth flat, of which he received a conveyance Aug. 3, 1713, from the trustees of Schenectady for £6-19-6 yearly rent, together with 60 acres of woodland lying northward of the same. (152-3)

His village lot, of 40 feet front and 163 feet deep, was on the east side of Church street, 163 feet north from State street, the same having been reserved out of his father's lot when it was sold to his brother-in-law Van der Volgen. (152-4)

He had also had eight acres of bouwery No. 10, which his step-father Jacob Meese Vrooman and his mother Elizabeth, widow of Teunis Cornelise Swart, conveyed to him Feb. 20, 1685/6, — "bounded south by the hills, west by Symon Volckertse [Veeder], north by Claas Laurense Van der Volgen and east by a low place formerly a swamp, adjoining the pasture of Claas Laurense Purmerend [Van der Volgen], being a part of farm or bouwery No. 10 granted to said Teunis Cornelise [Swart] by patent Jan. 15, 1667. (152-5)


(151-9) Cornelis Swart was 70 years old 22 May, 1722, and was born therefore about 1652. Wills, I, Deeds, IV, 35; Albany Annals, VI, 48.

(152-1) Adam Swart Van Schenegtade married Metie Willemse Van Slyck Van Nieuw Albanie, Jan. 15, 1690; — in 1706 he resided in Kinderhook. — Albany Dutch Church Records.

(152-2) Above Hoffman's Ferry.

(152-3) Church and Toll Papers.

(152-4) Deeds, IV, 35.

(152-5) Deeds, III, 310.

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