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Jacobus Jacobsen DeKay Capt.

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Jacobus Jacobsen DeKay Capt. aka De Key, de Key, De Kay, DeKey
Born in New Amsterdam, New York, New York, USAmap
Husband of — married in New York, NYmap
Died about in Warwick, Orange, New York, USAmap
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Jacobus Jacobsen de Key aka de Kay, De Key, De Kay


Jacobus Jacobsen de Key|DeKay|de Kay was bp. on November 27, 1672. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Manhattan, New York.[1]


  • Father: Jacob Theunisen de Key
  • Mother: Sarah Willet


Jacobus held the title of "Captain" .


Jacobus Jacobsen DeKay, 09 June 1694, married Sarah Thomas Willett (1676) daughter of Thomas <Thomas> Willett and Heijltje <Elbert> Stoothoff. [2][3] on 1716 in Newtown, Queens Co, NY[4]


Children of Jacobus <Jacob> DeKey and Sarah <Thomas> Willett were as follows:

  • i. Jacob <Jacobus> DeKey was born 1695).baptized 3 January 1725 and died 1801) [Charlotte Barton] [Hannah Post] [Hannah Mcwhorter].
  • ii. Thomas (1) <Jacobus> DeKey was born 1696 and died before 1698).
  • iii. Thomas(2) <Jacobus> DeKey Colonel, who was born 03 February 1698 and married Christina <George> Duncan DeKey .
  • iv. Hillegond <Jacobus> DeKey Edsall , who was born August 1699 and married about 1720 Richard <Samuel> Edsall, b. April 1683 and d. at Vernon, Sussex NJ, son of Samuel <John> Edsall and Ruth <Richard> Woodhull. She died about November 1733, at 34 years of age.
  • v. Mary <Jacobus> DeKey Edsall/Bank and m1. on Dec 27, 1726 at Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ, Samuel <John> Edsall, b. 1704; d. ca. September 1750, aged 46; son of John <Samuel> Edsall and Charity <Michael> Smith. He m2. on 14 August 1753 at Reformed Dutch Church, South Schraalenburgh (Bergenfield), Bergen County, New Jersey James Ms. Bank. Residence 1. Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ. Residence 2. Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, NJ. [5]
  • vi. Eleanor <Jacobus> DeKey De Riemer/Morris and married Petrus <Isaac> De Riemer .
  • vii. Elizabeth <Jacobus> DeKey Edsall, who was born August 1714 and died before December 1734 at 20 years of age. She married Philip <Richard> Edsall , who was born 1713 and died 21 February 1791 at Newtown, Queens County, New York at 78 years of age, a son of Richard <Samuel> Edsall and Keziah <Philip> Ketcham Edsall . Baptized on 29 August 1714. [6]


Jacobus died on Jan 1725, aged 53, at Warwick, Orange, New York.


  • Marriage and Baptism records of the New Amsterdam Reformed Church, New York, New York, USA
  • Thomas Willett - [1]


  1. NYRDC Bapt. Record: Page 107 - 1672 Nov 27; Jacob Theuniszen de Key, Hillegond Theunis; Jacobus; Claes Bording, Jonas Bartelszen, Wyntie Theunis
  2. Source [The American Genealogist: Volume 33 1957 page 227]
  3. Marriage Licenses Issued by the State of New York - Supplementary List 1665-1786: 1694 09 May; Jacobus Dekey; Sarah Willet
  4. 1694 09 May; Jacobus Dekey; Sarah Willet--Marriage Licenses Issued by the State of New York - Supplementary List 1665-1786
  5. The American Genealogist: Volume 33 1957 page 227
  6. The American Genealogist: Volume 33 1957 page 227


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