Nicholas Bayard

Nicolaes Bayard (bef. 1644 - abt. 1707)

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Nicolaes (Nicholas) Bayard aka Baijard
Born before in Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Nederlandmap
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Husband of — married in New York, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in New York, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010
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According to references and recordings he was the brother-in-law of Peter Stuyvescent, Governor. He married Judith Varlet/Varleth in 1666, thus saving her from being murdered from the accusations of witchery. The couple had one son, Samuel.

Church records

  • 1666 23 May Nicolaes Bayard, j.m. Van Alphen, en Judith Verlet, j.d. Van Amsterdam. [1]
  1. 1669 Sep 05 Samuel, de Hr. Nicolaes Baijard, Judith Verleths. Wit.: Nicolaes Verleth, Anna Stuyvensant. [2]


7 May 1707 Nicholas Bayard, merchant of New York, all estate to wife Judith and after her decease to son Samuel Bayard. Proved 19 April 1711. It then states: Judith Bayard having since deceased. Abstracts of NY Wills page 36. [3]


  1. Samuel S. Purple. "Marriages from 1639 to 1801 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. I. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
  2. Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
  3. page 68-9
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Nicholas Bayard
  • Ancient Families" series in NYGBR, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January, 1879) by Samuel Purple
  • The Deposition of Judith Varleth" in NYGBR 71:117.
  • New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 about Judith Verleth Bayard
  • Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Vol4,p 366


  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.

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Baptism Nicolaes Bayard, 24 February 1644 Alphen aan den Rijn
Baptism Nicolaes Bayard, 24 February 1644 Alphen aan den Rijn


On 12 Dec 2017 at 21:51 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Oops Carrie, my second comment was waitung to be submitted while I was busy on G2G answering Stuart...

Probably "amsterdam" Nicolaes died in infancy, will try to find burial.

On 12 Dec 2017 at 21:47 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Found 1644 Alphen baptism record after all (right page top entry):

"Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1076-1916," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 August 2014), Nederlands Hervormde > Alphen aan den Rijn > Dopen 1622-1817 > image 161 of 918; Rijksarchiefdienst Nederlands, Zuid-Holland (Netherlands National Archives, Zuid-Holland).

On 12 Dec 2017 at 20:43 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

His marriage states that he was "Van Alphen", perhaps just baptized in Amsterdam? Or perhaps he grew up in Alphen.

On 12 Dec 2017 at 17:05 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Profile does not have source citations for the 1644 birth of Nicholas in Alphen.

But there is a baptism record for Nicolaes Baijert, July 31,1639, Amsterdam, parents Samuel Baijert and Anna Stuijvesant.

Nicholas is 12 degrees from Claude Monet, 14 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 11 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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