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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Bennony Arentse Van Hoek

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 182-183 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.)]

He was son of Arent Isaacse Van Hoek of Beverwyck; marrying Jacquemina Swart, widow of Pieter Cornelise Vielè, he settled in Schenectady. He is not known to have possessed any real estate save what he acquired by his marriage. (182-3)

Notes

(182-3) B. Van Hoek, Sept. 17, 1686, was cited to appear before the court at Albany on a complaint made by Cornelis Vielè and others,

"yt Bennony Arentse doth most crewelly and barbarously Beat ye Daughter of Pr Vielè deceased of wh he is the step-father, wh child being stood before ye justices of Peace is found all blak and blew, and ye said Bennony being sent for by a Warrant and appearing before ye justices doth excuse himself Because she is a whole night and somethings half a night out a seeking cows."

"Whereupon ordered yt ye sd Girle shal be delivered in ye hands of ye Trustees Jacob Meese [Vrooman] & Arnout Cornelise [Vielè], who is to dispose of her as they shal see meet, and if ye said Bennony Arentse shal for ye future abuse any of ye said children of Pr Vielè upon complaint they shall be delivered to ye Trustees who shall have Power to dispose of ye same accordingly and ye Bond of good behaviour given, ye tenth of ye instant to Remain in force." — Minutes of Common Coun. Albany: IV.

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