||Jan Martense Schenck was a New Netherland settler.|
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In the name of Jesus Christ, in the year which we write 168 8/9, the 28 day of January. Jan Martensen, present sickly abed. His wife, Janitie Stevense [Van Voorhees], shall remain in full possession of all estate, movable and immovable, until the youngest child is of age or married, and then his son,Marten Jansen, shall take in his possession the old land with the small Island and mill, and he shall pay every year to his mother, the sum of 600 gilders yearly for life. The youngest son, viz., Steven Jansen, shall have the lot of land in the neck, with the meadow to Hoggs neck, with the apurtenances. The other children shall have as follows, viz.: Steven Jansen shall have 100 pieces of 8. Jannetje Jansen shall have 100 Pieces of 8, and 2 cows, and a bed and a due outfitting, and Willamentie and Neeltje Jansen shall have the same. My wife being at present with child, in case she shall have a son, he shall have the money standing out at New York, being 1,600 gilders. But if a daughter, she shall have no more than the other daughters.
Done in Amesfoort, in Kings County, January 28, 168 8/9. Signed, Jan Martensen Schenck. Witnesses, John Van Duyckinhuys, William Gerritsen Van Cowenhoven.
Jan is commonly presumed, along with his siblings, to be a child of Martin Peterse Van Nydeck formerly Schenck aka van Nydeggen or of Martinus Schenck and Maria Margaretha von Bockhurst (van Boeckhorst), which is in dispute. See the bio for sources and detailed explanations. 1. Martin Peterse was not the one married to Maria Margaretha von Bockhurst (Boeckhorst) and 2. They (Martinus Schenck and his wife Maria Margaretha van Boeckhorst were to young to be his parents . The only thing that's certain is that his father was named Marten Schenck
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On 21 May 2016 at 17:40 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
In this case it's a patronymic and a patronymic is not a middle name, so it belongs in the first name field. And here you can find more about naming for Dutch (Roots) Profiles :) Dutch Names and Name fields or the shorter explanation Glossary Netherlands
On 21 May 2016 at 03:29 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
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On 2 Apr 2014 at 19:36 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
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