||Pieter Enloes was a New Netherland settler.|
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Pieter Enloes, a silversmith, sailed from Amsterdam to New Amstel in America, in 1657 aboard the ship "De Bever" with his wife and children: Anthony and Abraham, and a brother, Hendrick Enloes. They were part of a group of Dutch colonists brought to America to increase the Dutch population of New Amstel. When the English conquered the territory in 1664, after Pieter's death; the Enloes family dispersed. In fact they were fortunate to save their lives as many of the Dutch colonists in New Amstel were either killed or sold as indentured servants by the new English governor. New Amstel became New Castle, Pennsylvania (= Delaware after 1701).
Hendrick Enloes went to Maryland; Abraham settled next to Saint Augustine Creek, where he ran a ferry to Penns Landing, across the Delaware River in New Jersey, and son Anthony moved to the Whorekill area of Sussex County, now Lewes, Delaware.
Antonij Enloos was named as Pieter Enloos' father in Pieter's civil marriage register entry. Pieter's age was given as 22 years in 1646.
Pieter was baptized as an adult into the Mennonite Church in Amsterdam on 15 Apr 1646, sponsors were his father, "Tönnis" Enloos and his huisvrou (wife).
It does not seem likely that Pieter Enloos sailed to Nieuw Amstel on De Bever, as it sailed in December 1656 and again in 1658 and would make the following contract impossible:
5 Mar 1657. Contract between Pieter Endloos, silversmith, and Saertje Vluch, before Notary Joannes Hellerus, with which Pieter Endloos at his departure for New Netherland takes on Saertje Vluch as a housemaid for his wife for three years.
Based on the above noted contract, it would seem more likely that Pieter sailed on the Blauw Dulf or Draetvadt. (see: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/mm_shipamny.shtml)
8 Sep 1669 Abraham Clement assigned his right of land due for the transportation of certain people to Maryland – list of those transported included: Peter Inloe. (refers to transportation to Maryland from Nieuw Amstel)
Special thank you to Jan Terink for his assistance in locating and translating the FamilySearch marriage register entries.
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