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Henry Filkin (1651 - 1713)

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Henry "Henrie" Filkin aka Filken
Born in Cheshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in New York, NY, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Flatbush, Kings, New Yorkmap
Filkin-3 created 9 Oct 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 Oct 2017
17:15: Beryl Meehan edited the Biography for Henry Filkin. (inserted bio from Bergen) [Thank Beryl for this]
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FILKIN, Henry, of Flatlands m. Catryna ; d. about Oct. 23, 1713. Member of Assembly for Kings Co. 1693 to 1696; justice of the peace 1693; on census. of Flatlands of 1698 as of English descent; clerk of Kings Co. 1704 to 1714. Oct. 9, 1689, bought a lot of John Smith at Brooklyn ferry, as per p. 188 of Lib. I of Con. Sept. 10, 1685, he petitioned for license to purchase a small neck of 500 A. at Mattinock, Oyster Bay, L. I., and in 1686 to take up a parcel of vacant land in Newtown, as per pp. 132 and 154 of Vol. II. of Land Papers. In 1697 obtained a patent for about 22,000 A. in Dutchess Co. Will dated Sept. 22, 1713; pro. Apl. 20, 1714; and rec. p. 273, Lib. 8, N. Y. surr. off. Page 114 Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings Co., NY. [1] Issue:—

  1. Jane;
  2. Henry Jr., m. Nov. 27, 1709, Elizabeth Smith and settled in Dutchess Co.;
  3. Magdalena, bp. Oct. 31, 1697, d. young;
  4. Abram, m. Jan. 28, 1729, Poryntje Tiebout;
  5. Isaac;
  6. Francis of N. Y., m. Catharine da. of Col. Leonard (Helen his da. m. John Vanderbilt of N. Y. and FP');
  7. Cornelius, of Brooklyn in 1738;
  8. Katharine, m. June 16, 1727, Court Van Voorhies of Dutchess Co.;
  9. Jacob;
  10. Johannes;
  11. Ante, m. Francis Hegeman.

Page 114 Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings Co., NY. [2]


Name: Henry /Filkin/[3]


Date: 26 May 1651
Place: Cheshire, England[4]

Church records

  • 1700 May 19 Cornelis; parents: Arje Bennet, Berbertje. Wit.: Henrie Filkin, Magdaleentje van Dijck. [5]

Bible Records

Henry Filkin geboren 26 May 1651, Catherine 9 March 1670, Jannetie 3 Sep 1696 and so on through the children. This Bible came into the possession of the Van Kleeck family when the son Francis married the widow of Peter Van Kleeck. [6]

Purchase of a "Cottage Lot" at the Ferry in Brooklyn

At 30 March 1695 Garrett Sprong and his wife Annike to Henry Ffilkin a deed of a cottage lot at the Ferry in Brooklyn, which was owned by Garret's late father John Sprong, now owned by John's widow Annike who is re-married to Claes Tunise Cleer.[7]

Will Abstract of

2 Sep 1713 Henry Filkin of Flatbush, Kings NY, all estate to wife Katherine during her lifetime, then to my children Jane, Henry, Abraham, Isaac, Francis, Cornelius, Katherine, Jacob, Johannes, and Anke, my wife's daughter. Named wife as exe., friends, William Nicoll, Richard Stilwell, Ohe Reynerse, Peter Stycker, Joseph Hegeman as overseers. Probate 20 April 1714. Abstracts of NY Wills page 130. [8]


Henry Filkin was clerk and register of Kings Co, NY Record, Vol. 98, pg 25, The Van de Waters of NY - 11 Jun 1702 Henry Filkin named Clerk of the Peace & of the Court of Common Pleas


  3. Source: #S-1797888308 Page: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Note: Note: Data: Text: birth date: 26 May 1651 birth place: Cheshire, , England APID: 1,7836::407737
  4. Source: #S-1797888308 Page: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Note: Note: Data: Text: birth date: 26 May 1651 birth place: Cheshire, England APID: 1,7836::407737
  5. A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983). via Chris Chester, "The Brouwer Genealogy Database".
  • Source: S-1797888308 Repository: #R-1799506703 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Note: APID: 1,7836::0 Repository: R-1799506703 Name: iOS Application Address: http://www.iOS Application Note:


  • WikiTree profile Filkin-3 created through the import of Rockwell Family Tree.ged on Oct 9, 2012 by Toby Rockwell. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Toby and others.

Research notes

A merged profile had this person as a Lt. Col. without sourcing.

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On 29 Jun 2015 at 23:00 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Filken-1 and Filkin-3 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. I would aka Filken. Thanks!

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