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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Capt. Barent Wemp

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 226-227 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.)]

Barent, son of Jan Barentse Wemp, was born in 1656, and married Folkje, daughter of Symon Volckertse Veeder. They had ten children. He was appointed captain of the company of foot by Leisler in 1690.

His village lot was on the east corner of State and Centre streets, which was conveyed to him in 1703, by the trustees; this lot he made over to his son Jan Barentse, who by deed dated Feb. 7, 1727/8, conveyed the same to his brother Barent, described as "a lot in Schenectady, bounded east by the lot of Dirk Bratt, south and west by the common highway [State and Centre] and north by a lot of Wouter Vrooman's in length by the lane [Centre street] 675 feet, and on the other [east] side 725 feet, in breadth in front [on State street] and rear 100 feet wood or Dutch measure; — by virtue of a transport to him given by his father Barent Wemp, 9 Mar., 1708/9, which is confirmed by a transport made over to his said father Barent Wemp by Reyer Schermerhorn, J. B. Van Eps and Jan Wemp as trustees of Schenectady, 11 Feb., 1702/3." (226-2)

The front of this lot is now occupied by the Carley House.

Barent Wemp also owned the land on the south side of State street from Dock street, nearly to Coehorn kil and extending in the rear to the meadow of Gerrit Symonse Veeder, which land was inherited by his son Jan Barentse Wemp.

Notes

(226-2) Deeds, VII, 275.

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