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Cornelis Hendricksz van Nes (1602 - 1684)

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Cornelis Hendricksz "Cornelius" van Nes aka van Ness, van Es
Born in Vianen, (Zuid-Holland), Utrecht, Nederlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Vianen, (Zuid-Holland), Utrecht, Nederlandmap
Husband of — married about in Rensselaerswyck, New Netherlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairfield, Essex, New Yorkmap
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Cornelis Hendricksz van Nes was a New Netherland settler.
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"Cornelis Hendricksz van Nes (van Es); was in the colony [Rensselaerswyck] in 1641, and probably came with Andries de Vos, on den Eyckenboom. From 1642, he is charged with tithes of a farm at Bethlehem, which he seems to have occupied till the fall of 1648, when van Slichtenhorst brough actions against him for calling him a liar and a cheat and for throwing oat straw on the dump heap out of spite against the director and to the detriment of the next lessee. In April 1649, he made preparations to leave the colony, but for some reason stayed and Aug. 25, 1650, he leased, for eight years at f225 a year, a farm in Greenbush, formerly occupied by Teunis Cornelisz van Vechten, together with six morgens of land belonging to the adjoining farm of Teunis Dircksz van Vechten. Van Nes served as raets persoon (councilor) of Rensselaerswyck, at an annual salary of f50, from 1652 to 1658, and again in 1660, 1661 and 1663. He lived with his wife Maijgen Hendricksen, at Vianen, province of South Holland, in 1625, and owned land at Scherperswyck, near Leksmond, in the neighborhood of Vianen, as late as 1661."[1]

Cornelis Van Ness was born 1599/1600. Was of Vianen Holland. He emigrated to Rensselaerswyck, New Netherland, in 1641. He was alive in 12 Nov. 1684. In 1664 he married as a second wife Marritje Damen widow of Dirk VanEpps and widow of Hendrick Andriessen VanDoesburg.[2]

In March of 1663, Cornelis van Es paid for the use of a large pall, [3] and that's likely when his first wife, Maijgen, died.

Upon his re-marriage 21 March 1664 he, as a member of the Council of Rensselaerswyck, secured for the children of his first wife, Mayeke Hendricx van den Burghgraeff, vizt. Gerrtie Cornelis wife of Reolof Cornelissen, Hendricke Cornelis wife of Jan Janzen van Oothout, Hendrick, Gerrit, Jan, Grietie Cornelis wife of Peter Claessen of Amersfoort, their mother's property. Albany Co NY Records. Notarial Records I, page 421. [4]


1599/1600 Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands, On The Haverdijk[5][6]
1600 Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands[7]
April 1602 in Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands


  1. Married/ Gehuwd July-1625 at/ te Vianen ',Mayke Hendricksdr van den Burchgraeff , In September 1638 Cornelis van Nes, then residing in Middelburg buys a half share in the ship " Kalmarsund " to sail with Jacob Cornelissen ( van Bornholm ), the Baltic countries, the IJsselmeer (South sea) and the Zeeuwse (Zeeland) islands.
  2. Cornelis van Nes remarries on 24-3-1664 Maritge Damen.
Mayke Hendricksdr van den Burchgraeff , born/ geboren 1602 te Lakerveld, buried/ begraven circa 1663 te Beverwyck (New York) daughter of/ Dochter van Hendrick Adriense and Annetje Janse (Anneke Jansdr). married / Gehuwd 07-1625 at Vianen Cornelis Hendricksz van Nes, born/ geboren circa 1600, died/ overleden 1681 te Fairfields.
Translated from Dutch source:
On July 16th, 1626 , Cornelis van Nes and Mayken Hendricksdr , married and residing (living at the) Havendyck mutual testament before Notary van Suylen van den Natewis at Vianen . whereafter both apparently left with six children on May 17, 1641 from Amsterdam with the ship the Eyckenboom and arrived August 20 in the New Netherlands They settled in Beverswyck ( from 1664 named Albany after the acquisition by the British) and were among the first settlers of the United West India Company in New Netherlands ..Cornelis works on a farm from 1642 to 1648 in Bethlehem and had plans in 1649 to leave the colony . In 1650 he rented for a period of 8 years for fl 225 a farm in Greenbush which was previously occupied by Teunis Cornelisz van Vechten .He is reats person at Rensselaerswyck from 1652 to 1658 and then in 1660 , 61 and 63 , for an annual salary of 50 fl


1658 New Netherland [8]


Albany, Albany, New York, USA[9]


1681 Fairfield, Essex, New York, United States[10]
1681 (1 JUL 1681), Fairfield, Essex, New York
November 12, 1684 in Fairfield, Essex, New York, USA


1681 (1 JUL 1681)


  1. Van Rensselaer Bowier: Page 824-825.
  2. references, records of Henry Huff, Database of Chris Baker
  3. Janny Venema and N.Y. Albany. Deacons' Accounts, 1652-1674, First Dutch Reformed Church of Beverwyck/Albany, New York. Rockport, Me.: Picton Press ;, 1998. 111.
  4. Calendar of NY Wills.
  5. Imported only 1599 from Birth Date and marked as uncertain.
  6. from Van Ness-68
  7. Ancestry Family Trees, Records for Grietje Cornelis Van Ness and Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness
  8. Ancestry Family Trees, Records for Grietje Cornelis Van Ness and Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness
  9. Source: #S115 Page: 4.
  10. Ancestry Family Trees, Records for Grietje Cornelis Van Ness and Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness
  • New York State Library, Kiliaen van Rensselaer, Arnold J. F. Van Laer, Nicolaas de Roever, and Susan De Lancey Van Rennselaer Strong. Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (Albany, University of the state of New York, 1908)
  • Fernow, Berthold. Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State, 1626-1836. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1896. p. 443.
  • Hoffman, M.S., F.G.B.S, William J. "An Armory of American Families of Dutch Descent: Van Ness - Van Den Burchgraeff." In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 148-155. 2nd ed. Vol. 72. New York, N.Y.: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1941.
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: Numerous Ancestry Family Trees were cited in earlier versions of this profile; most of them have been abandoned. The current citation may not point to the content that was cited. Page:
  • Title: New Jersey EASy - Indexing Project (batch) # B07194-1; source file # 584573; Ref # v X p 392
  • Ancestral File Number: 8K3B-JV. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998). Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Ancestral File Number 8K3B-JV.
  • The Wyckoff Family In America, A Genealogy. The Wyckoff Association in America, editor. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., 1950.
  • Title: HERBERT(4).FTW
  • Title: HERBERT2.FTW
  • Title: HERBERT(4).FTW
  • Millennium File. ( Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;)
  • Source: S196, Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 ( Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;) GenealogieOnline


  • The WikiTree profile Hendrickz-2 was created on April 11, 2014 by changing the LNAB field for Van Ness-8.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Ness-8 was created on 19 October 2010 through the import of Ancestors of Lois Greene.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-31 created through the import of Lent_Vise_2011-05-11aa.ged on May 26, 2011 by Bryan Sypniewski.
  • This person was created through the import of grant2.ged on 07 February 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-39 created through the import of Godfrey non-living.ged on Jun 14, 2011 by Jim Godfrey.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-58 created through the import of Ancestor's that we lost, the Decendants they left behind_2011-08-28_01 (2).ged on Sep 12, 2011 by Willette Bryant.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-44 created through the import of Mary Lee Morris.GED on Aug 18, 2011 by Lawrence Schliessmann.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-47 created through the import of Hilliard Morris.ged on Aug 18, 2011 by Lawrence Schliessmann.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Ness-4 was created on 14 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-37 created through the import of FISCUS Family Tree.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Liisa Small.
  • WikiTree profile VanNess-59 created through the import of Misty_s ancestry.ged on Sep 16, 2012 by Misty Wood.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Ness-68 was created by Richard Draper through the import of EED1.ged on Sep 15, 2011
  • Thank you to Kathryn Smith for creating WikiTree profile Van Ness-127 through the import of Wikitree Jan 2013 GEDCOM.ged on Jan 25, 2013.
  • The WikiTree profile Van Ness-16 was created through the import of indygrandma.ged on 02 January 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Van Ness-118 created through the import of cz1254_67155820735zf10x84z954.ged on Nov 27, 2012 by Bryan Rowe.
  • Vanness-76 was created by Mark Stuckenborg through the import of Stinnett_Distant_Ancestors.ged on Jan 28, 2014.
  • Thank you to Heath Vogel for creating WikiTree profile Van Ness-124 through the import of Vogel Wiki Upload.ged on Jan 22, 2013.
  • Van Ness-237 was created by Scott Jackson through the import of Jackson Direct Line Tree.ged on Nov 11, 2014.
  • Documents from Albany Court records read and inserted here by Beryl Meehan another supposed descendant, 20 June 2017.

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Minutes of the court of Rensselaerswyck, 19 December 1648
Minutes of the court of Rensselaerswyck, 19 December 1648


On 14 Apr 2018 at 07:39 GMT Herman Overmars wrote:

Cornelis Van Ness

by Stefan Bielinski

Cornelis Van Ness was born in Holland about 1630. He emigrated to New Netherland about 1641.

He appears to have married twice. In April 1654, he wed Anneke Wessels in New Amsterdam. In 1664, he married a widow born Marite Damens. That marriage produced seven children. An affidavit dated November 1665 identified him as her husband and guardian. In 1670, Maritie was able to take possession of her land at Canestagione.

Traditional sources tell us he was a brewer who had a house in Beverwyck and a house, lot, and brewery in Greenbush and that he died in New Jersey in 1679 or about 1682.

However, in 1697, the home of a Cornelis Van Ness in the Manor housed two men.

In any event, the name of this Cornelis Van Ness dropped from Albany area rolls by the end of the century.

notes Sources: The life of Cornelis Van Ness is CAP biography number 887. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek more definitive information on his origins and passing.

On 18 Jul 2017 at 04:35 GMT Carolyn (Olsen) GiaMarco wrote:

my 12x great grandparents

On 18 Jul 2017 at 04:30 GMT Carolyn (Olsen) GiaMarco wrote:

my 12x great grandparents

On 9 Jan 2017 at 03:36 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Carrie, thanks for working on this profile. FYI, he is our common ancestor.

On 9 Jan 2017 at 01:29 GMT US Presidents Project WikiTree wrote:

Van Ness-237 and Van Nes-28 appear to represent the same person because: based on family line, intended to be the same person

On 31 Dec 2016 at 00:53 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

The name van Nes probably doesn't have to do anything with the places named Nes in Ameland or Friesland , but is referring to de Nes in the area of Lexmond . I have been looking at some transcripts of the Rechterlijke archieven (Court minutes) of Lexmond and there, in an inheritance, are parcels of land and a house lying (or situated) in de Nes, mentioned. So it might have been a hamlet or something or a specific area, but it probably is referring to this de Nes mentioned in the court minutes of Lexmond and located in the area of Lexmond .

On 13 Apr 2016 at 12:22 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Van NESS-295 and Van Nes-28 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. Thanks!

On 21 Aug 2015 at 13:44 GMT Barbara X wrote:

Assumptions without documentation--Cornelis Hendricksz van NES originates form town of NEs (one of three poss. in Netherland_ Hendrick Gerritszen van ES in Emberlandt marr. 19 Apr. 1654 -That is town of Esens in Emberland meaning East Frisia which is not in Netherland, Hendrick would have to be ab. 80 years old in 1654 if he were father of Cornelis. Children of Cornelis are rec. as Gerritie,Hendrickie,Hendrick,Gerrit and Jan. and Grietie--There are no Simon, Aeltje,Adriaen, Evert or Cornelis. Cornelis did not die in Fairfield not in 1681 (he is recorded alive in early records of Albany p. 278) or in 1684. There is no documented death date, but likely 1684 before 1686/7

Cornelis has no doc. birth/place. He was from Nes, and he lived in 1625 in Vianen in the street called"Havendyck"

On 22 May 2015 at 13:57 GMT Bertram Sluys wrote:

This profile needs a lot of cleaning! I would clean it except that I am not certain I am authorized to do so.

On 3 Mar 2015 at 18:38 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Van Ness-124 and Van Nes-28 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!

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