Cornelis Jacobsz Steenwyck

Cornelis Jacobsz Steenwyck (bef. 1626 - bef. 1685)

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Cornelis Jacobsz Steenwyck aka Steenwijck, Van Steenwyk
Born before in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Nederlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and
Husband of — married in New Amsterdammap
Died before in New York, Province of New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Jan 2016
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Cornelis Jacobsz Steenwyck was a New Netherland settler.
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Preceded by
Thomas Willet
Mayor of the City of New York
Succeeded by
Thomas Delavall
Preceded by
William Dyre
Mayor of the City of New York
Succeeded by
Gabriel Minvielle




1658 11 May; Cornelis Steenwyck, van Haerlem; Margareta Riemers, van Amsterdam. Getrouwt 5 Jun [1] [2]


"one of the most prominent men in early New York", mayor in 1682. (Totten, p. 138). He also for a time had title to the Manor of Fordham.

Will was proved Apr. 28 1685 (Totten p. 137)

Will, notes on the abstract of

Manhattan, NY 28 Nov 1684 Lib 19b page 135. Proved 28 April 1685 Joint will of Cornelis Steenwyck in ill heath, wife Margareta Reimers in good health. He leaves 1/2 of his estate to her and other to his sister Jannettie wife of John Van Gooten who reside in Harlem, Holland and to his half brother Jacob Maurits on his mother's side and Annettie Maurits, widow of Dr Wilhelminus Van Niewenhuysen also his half-sister on his mother's side. These others can only claim after death of Margareta. Page 414-5 Abstracts of NY Wills [3]

Inventory of his estate taken 20 July 1686 included a house and lot in Whitehall and Bridge Streets, NY, same east of the Fort, a garden on the north of Bridge Street, a strip of ground in the Broadway, one half of a farm lying over the Fresh water, a farm on Staten Island at Smoakers Point, a tract of land in Bergen, New Jersey, plus jewellery, 389 gallons of rum from Barbadoes, total 14 pages of items, totalling a value of 4,382 pounds. Plus book debts of 1,588 pounds with almost every man in the city. Page 444 Abstracts of NY Wills [4]

Church records

  1. 1626 Mar 27 Cornelis kerk: Haarlem Gereformeerd; vader: Jacob Meijndertsz van Haarlem; moeder: Grietgie Cornelis Godtschalck; getuige: ? Cornlis Godtschalck, Annetie Cornelis. [5]


  2. Samuel S. Purple, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, reprint 2003, original 1890 NYG&BS), p.22. Cornelis Steenwyck, Van Haerlem, en Margareta Riemers, Van Amsterdam. Getrouwt den 5 Jun.
  5. "Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 August 2014), Nederlands Hervormde > Haarlem > image 283 of 570; Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst, Den Haag (Netherlands National Archives, The Hague). left page, top entry
  • J. R. Totten, "Anneke Jans-Bogardus (1599-1663) and her possible blood connection...", NYGBR V. 57 (1926), includes a careful analysis of Cornelis' will pp. 137-141.

See also:

  • "The De Riemer Family ... " NYGBR v. 36, no. 1 (Jan. 1905) , p. 6f.


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