Pieter Montfoort Sr.

Pieter Janse Montfoort Sr. (1616 - 1661)

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Pieter Janse (Pieter) "Pierre, Peter" Montfoort Sr. aka van Montfoort, Monfort, Monfoort, Montfort, Montfoor
Born in Valenciennes, Hainaut, Spanish Netherlands (Nord, France)map
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlandsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wallabout, Brooklyn, Kngs County, Long Island, Nieuw Nederland (New York)map
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jun 2015
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Categories: De Eendracht, sailed Jan 1624 | French Immigrants to New Netherland | New Netherland Huguenots | Huguenot Migration | New Netherland Settlers | New Netherland Settlers Project Needs Biography | New Netherland Main Profile.

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Pieter's wife, Sarah De Planken, married secondly Lambert Janse Bosch. The children's vital dates are christening dates.[1]


20 JAN 1616, Valenciennes, Hainaut, Netherlands[2]


Marriage (banns) Amsterdam, 01 March 1636
Name groom: Montfoor, Pierre
Name bride: [de] Plancke, Sara [3]
Husband of Sarah (de Plancken) van Monfoort — married January 12, 1630 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Holland [2] [4] [5]


17 SEP 1639, New Netherlands, New York[2]


His passing was noted in the DRC minutes February 1661, giving date of his passing as 4 February 1661. Image att of entry.[6][5]

Church records

  1. 1646 May 08 Jannetje - Pieter Montfoort. Wit.: Philip d'Ermojen, Marie Cornelis.
  2. 1648 Feb 23 Jan - Pieter Montfoort. Wit.: Philip Graer, met syn huys vr., Geleyn Corn. met syn huys vr.
  3. 1652 Jul 21 Pieter - Pieter Montfoort. Wit.: Enoch de Clereq, Philip Le Graet, Sara Rapalje, Heyltie Pieters.
  4. 1656 Apr 02 Sara - Pieter Montfoort, Sara Planck. Wit.: Cornelis Barentszen, Ariaentje. [7]


  1. references "New. York Ge. 7 Boig. Register" vol. 7 p. 153 (Rootsweb Worldconnect, datbase of Chris Baker).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 from small2.ged
  3. bronverwijzingbronverwijzing: DTB 444, p.154 opmerkingen: Huwelijksintekeningen van de KERK. Archief van de Burgerlijke Stand: doop-, trouw- en begraafboeken van Amsterdam (retroacta van de Burgerlijke Stand) Ondertrouwregister: NL-SAA-26379117 scan left page, middle entry source reference
  4. from either Charles Oliver or Parker1778.ged (searching through Changes / merges may reveal source)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Source: #S189
  6. DRC minute book.
  7. 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.

Van Nice Family History 1661-1979, or Vannice, Van Nuis, Van Nuys. A Record of the Family of Isaac Van Nuys (or Vannice) of Harrodsburg, Kentucky son of Issac Van Nuys of Millstone, New Jersey by Carrie Allen 1916

  • Source: S189: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File; Ancestral File Number FH8N-17 (Date of Import: Mar 8, 2007). Type: Record Change; Date: 06 JUN 2004.
  • Source: S-2141108661: Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  • Source: S189 Title: O'Bryan extended Family Tree (Date of Import: Mar 8, 2007).
  • Source: S165: Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  • Source: FamilySearch
  • Source: Elmer Leonard Hauser Genealogy
  • Source: William Howard Hauser Genealogy
  • Source: Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven
  • Source: Ancestry.com RootsWeb's WorldConnect
  • Source: Information in a merged profile for this person had "LDS Baptism: 3 APR 1936" and cited "LDS Temple: SLAKE" (so source was apparently LDS). Searching through Changes / merges may verify source of this note, possibly from small2.ged.
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File: Ancestral File Number: FH8N-17
  • Source: S011680 Title: HERBERT(4).FTW
  • Source: S011686 Title: HERBERT2.FTW
  • Source: S001744 Title: HERBERT(4).FTW Repository: Call Number: Media: Other
  • Source: S001752 Title: New Jersey EASy - Indexing Project (batch) # B07194-1; source file # 584573; Ref # v X p 392 Repository
  • A History of the City of Brooklyn|A History of the City of Brooklyn]] (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1869)
  • Vol. 1, Page 29: "the farms and tobacco plantations of Jan and Pieter Montfoort"
  • Vol. 1, Page 84: "Peter Montfoort received, May 29th, 1641. from Governor Kieft a patent for..."


  • A WikiTree profile for this person was created through the import of small2.ged on 30 November 2010. It included "Reference: 7946," the user ID:
  • A WikiTree profile for this person was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • A WikiTree profile for this person was created through the import of Sheppard_Duncan_Bickham_Stroud.ged on 01 February 2011.
  • A profile for this person was created through the import of Parker1778.ged on 25 March 2011 (prior to import, this record was last changed 01:00:00 25 Jul 2003).
  • The WikiTree profile Monfoort-18 was created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Monfoort-1 was created through the import of O'Bryan Family tree.ged on Sep 6, 2011 by Tim Tropeck.
  • The WikiTree profile Monfoort-34 was created through the import of dherron76.ged on Apr 2, 2012 by Derik Herron.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Montfoort-11 was created through the import of LTStorms.ged on Dec 12, 2013 by Michael Foos.
  • The WIkiTree profile Montfort-170 was created by Jeff Pringle through the import of Perrysburg Pringle Family Tree(1).ged on Feb 25, 2014.
  • This profile (Montfort-195) was previously Monfoort-2 .
  • WikiTree profile Monfoort-24 created through the import of Mary Lee Morris.GED on Aug 18, 2011 by Lawrence Schliessmann.
  • WikiTree profile Monfoort-26 created through the import of Hilliard Morris.ged on Aug 18, 2011 by Lawrence Schliessmann.

Research notes


Montfoort is the surname given for Pieter's family by the Huguenot Society of America. The New Netherland Settlers project uses the surnames given by the Society for the immigrants of the family. Quackenbush-118 20:06, 23 March 2017 (EDT)

Needs paraphrasing

Geni.com biography

"Pieter Monfort was the son of a Walloon Huguenot family. They were French-speaking Belgians. Pieter's parents, Jean Jan and Jacqueline Moreau Monfort were from Valenciennes where their son Pieter was born. Valenciennes was then in the province of Hainault but is today in the French Department du Nord. The Protestant Monfort family had fled to Holland to escape religious persecution. [8] In early 1624 Jean and Jacqueline Monfort had sailed on the "Eendracht" with the very first settlers to go to America to establish the Dutch settlement of New Netherland. The Rapaljes, Joris and Catalyntje, were also in that group. The Monforts later returned to Holland where their son Pieter Monfort was married at the Walloon Church in Amsterdam to Sara de Plancken. Pieter and his father were lace weavers in Amsterdam. In 1639 Pieter and Sara sailed for America. Pieter's parents, Jean and Jacqueline Monfort, accompanied them and thus, they came to New Netherland for the second time. In May of 1641, Pieter acquired title to land at the Wallabout on Long Island in present Brooklyn, and he subsequently acquired title to more land. Pieter and an Italian named Cicero Alberto farmed at the Wallabout under an agreement between them. Pieter Monfort was a member and Deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church at Brueckelen (Brooklyn), established in 1660. He was a well-to-do man as indicated by his being one of the highest taxpayers at the Wallabout. He was a magistrate in Brooklyn in 1658. (Source-"Leaves From a Tree" by Jack T. Hutchinson.) ... May 29, 1641, a patent was granted to Jan Monfoort for land on Long Island next to Rinnegakonc and adjoining the premises of Pieter Monfoort, for which he also obtained, on 17 Aug 1643 another patent, in which the pre mises are more particularly described, and said to contain 28 morgen; and May 1, 1647, a patent was granted for an additional 190 rods. In addition to lands on Long Island, Jan Monfoort obtained, Mar 16, 1647, a patent for a lot on Manhatten Island, on the north-east side of the Graft; and Pieter Monfoort obtained on the same date a patent for a lot on said Island on the north- east side of the Graft. June 28, 1654, th ey both obtained patents for lots on the Sheeps pasture on said Island. ... Jan Monfoort married Geertie Pieterse Luyster, and in 1677 he and his wife were members of the reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn. - Register of Ancestors. He died prior to April 1701, his plantation on that date being sold by the children of his son Pieter to Garret Cowenhoven. More About Jean* Monfort: AKA (Facts Pg): Jan Montfoort Baptism: 11 Oct 1583, Valenciennes, Hainault100 Church: 28 Nov 1617, Walloon Church, Amsterdam Forename Variant: Jan, Jean Immigrant Ancestor: 25 Jan 1623/24, Netherlands to New Netherlands Migration: 25 Jan 1623/24, Amsterdam, Netherlands, aboard the Endracht Patent: 29 May 1641, obtained patent to land at Wallabout [Sr or Jr?] Religion: Catholic, later Walloon-Huguenot? Surname Variant: Monfort, Monfoort, Montfort, Montfoort" Source: http://www.geni.com/people/Pierre-Janse-Monfort/6000000000433565064?through=6000000002132235842 www.geni.com.Seen March 3, 2014 by Philip van der Walt.

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The Walloon Church in Amsterdam (Oudezijds Achterburgwal met de Waalse kerk , 1758 - 1787)
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Monfoort, Pieter, notice of his death in the church minutes
Monfoort, Pieter, notice of his death in the church minutes

Marriage (banns) Amsterdam 1 March 1636, Pierre Montfoor and Sara de Plancke
Marriage (banns) Amsterdam 1 March 1636, Pierre Montfoor  and Sara de Plancke

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On 6 Sep 2017 at 20:32 GMT Madehlinne (x) Linneman wrote:

SOMEBODY needs to re-read that entry on Pieter's death! It is incorrect. The entry in the DRC record book is dated 9 Feb. 1661 <~~ !! Pieter died, however, as stated on 4 Jan. 1661. You simply cannot have the date of the DRC minutes occurring BEFORE the actual death date. OOPS! ;)

On 23 Mar 2017 at 23:32 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

Montfort-195 and Montfoort-36 appear to represent the same person because: another merge please

On 21 Dec 2016 at 21:36 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Liz,

For me things look fine ? Using Google Chrome ..will try how it looks in Microsoft edge as well.. update: in Microsoft edge it looks fine as well...

On 21 Dec 2016 at 20:49 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

not sure what's wrong, but the display on my browser (Firefox) has the project box for NNS in the text for the caption of the church.

On 9 May 2016 at 08:24 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Thanks Michael,

It really is a great tool eeh, corrected his mother, his grandmother was set as his mother.

On 9 May 2016 at 02:27 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Please check siblings and children. For example Willem Van Montfoort is both a brother and a child. Thanks to the tool Liz gave us.

On 8 May 2016 at 17:00 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Thanks Liz ..indeed it's really awesome ! :D

And corrected it and removed the marriage to his mum of course ..;)

On 8 May 2016 at 15:18 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Mother is also a spouse - error found through this awesome feature... see this G2G post for more info.

Cheers, Liz

On 13 Dec 2015 at 04:37 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi ,

Reorganized some, templates next to each other, the migration one at content migration. Added marriage + source and corrected date of marriage as well .

On 25 Jun 2015 at 16:22 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Montfort-195 and Van Montfoort-13 appear to represent the same person because: Van Montfoort-13 and Montfort-195 appear to represent the same person because: This newly created duplicate is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain that needs to be merged into the NNS PPP.

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Pieter is 18 degrees from Judy Garland, 16 degrees from Mindy Silva and 14 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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