"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."
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.
In March of 1663, Cornelis van Es paid for the use of a large pall,  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. 
1599/1600 Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands, On The Haverdijk
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.
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
↑ 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.
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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 .
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"
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!
Cornelius Hendriksz, Hendrikse van Nes aka van Ness, b. abt. 1600-1602, in Vianen, Holland, was not the son of Hendrick G. Van Nes and Anneke Gerritje Wessels as that couple did not marry until 1654 in New Amsterdam. (Text:1654 19 Apr; Hendrick Gerritszen, van Es in Embderlandt; Anneken Wessels, van Colen).
According to William Hoffman's article "An Armory of American Families of Dutch Descent: Van Ness-Van Burchgraff", NYGBR (OPS! Vol. missing! 1941 was the year) p. 150, Hoffman seems to have identified the correct family for Cornelius, but he was unable to identify the specific link so the actual names of Cornelius parents are still unknown.
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