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Jacobus Oloffs Van Cortlandt (1658 - 1739)

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Jacobus Oloffs "James" Van Cortlandt
Born in New Amsterdam, New Netherlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in New York City, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Yonkers, Westchester County, Province of New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Oct 2013 | Last significant change: 11 Oct 2018
23:38: Natalie (Durbin) Trott edited the Biography for Jacobus Oloffs Van Cortlandt. [Thank Natalie for this]
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Jacobus Van Cortlandt was a wealthy merchant and notable as the 30th and 33rd Mayor of New York City from 1710 to 1711 and again from 1719 to 1720. He owned a plantation in what is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York. At that time, the plantation was considered Yonkers. He was brother of a prior mayor, Stephanus, and the grandfather of John Jay, the famous founding father and first Chief Justice of the United States.

Will, a brief abstract of

Jacob Van Cortlandt's will pages 308-312 Abstracts of NY Wills - Liber 13 - Van Cortlandt, Jacobus Page 425 - 12 May 1739 - was in good health, mentions a pre-antenuptial between Jacobus and Frederick Phillipse, deceased, father of my late wife Eva - a right to a corner house in NY now at 1739 occupied by a Peter Jay; mentions son Frederick to have certain lands; eldest dau Margaret married to Abraham De Peyster, daughter Mary wife of Peter Jay. Other daughter Anna. If any die without issue their share is to go to their siblings. Son Frederick exe. Proved 13 Sep 1740. [1]


  • Detail of will inserted by Beryl Meehan 29 June 2017.
  • Source: S-1355264749 Repository: #R-1567008084 Title: New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s Author: Genealogical Research Library, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - For specific source information see the publication information listed with each entry. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library c Note: APID: 1,7854::0 Repository: R-1567008084 Name: Address: Note:
  • Source: S-1355274972 Repository: #R-1567008084 Title: Family Data Collection - Marriages Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: APID: 1,5774::0


  • WikiTree profile VanCortlandt-30 created through the import of Morrison Family Tree.ged on Aug 15, 2012 by Shawna Morrison.
  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.

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On 24 Aug 2015 at 22:01 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

VanCortlandt-30 and Van Cortlandt-9 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge into the NNS PPP. No tree conflicts. From this match we need to keep the full birth Born July 7, 1658 in New Amsterdam, New, Netherland. Thanks!

On 17 Jul 2015 at 23:53 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

See the match for info.

Jacobus Oloffs is 12 degrees from Claude Monet, 17 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 10 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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