Saturday, March 2, 2019


Jan Fransse Van Hoesen (1608–1665) our 9th great-grandfather
BIRTH 11 NOV 1608 • Husum, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
DEATH 29 NOV 1665 • Albany, Albany County, New York, USA

MARRIAGE: Volkje Juriaens Van Noorstrant (1618–1703), 15 May 1639 • Amsterdam, Netherlands


i. Juriaen Janse Van Hoesen
BIRTH 1642 • Albany, Albany, New York, United States
DEATH 15 MAY 1711 • Claverack, Albany, New York, United States
9th great-uncle (FUR TRADER)

+ii. Annetje Janse Van Hoesen
BIRTH 1648 • Ft Orange, Albany, New York, United States
DEATH OCT 1709 • Kinderhook, Albany County, New York, British America
8th great-grandmother

About Jan Fransse Van Husum 

In 1639, Jan Van Husum and his wife Volkje Juriens sailed from Amsterdam aboard the ship Den Harlinck, having agreed to settle in the colony of Rensselaerwyck for four years. They settled at Fort Orange, formerly a fur trading post established in 1624, and, over the years Jan made several purchases of land. Eventually a tiny community called Beverwyck would grow around the old fort.

In 1652, Jan purchased a lot now located on the corner of Broadway and State Street. The next year he received a grant of land above the town's stockade with an adjoining garden.

On June 5, 1662, Jan Van Husum, as had Kiliaen van Rensselaer years before, became a freeholder of land, PURCHASING FROM THE MOHICANS SEVERAL HUNDRED ACRES OF THE CLAVERACK LAND to the north of Rensselaerwyck. THE PURCHASE PRICE WAS 500 GUILDERS IN BEAVER SKINS. Jan's purchase included the present day city of Hudson and part of Greenport. It extended along the Hudson Riveron the north from Stockport Creek to the mouth of Keshna's Kill on the south, which empties into the South Bay near Mount Merino, and on the east of Claverack Creek. At this point, it met the boundary of Rennsalaerwyck.

In 1664,  New Netherlands fell to the British and Beverwyck was renamed Albany.

Jan Van Husum and the Patron Renssalaer would meet in a court of law, as van Rennselaer contested Jan's land patent. After Jan Van Husum's death, the case would be decided in his favor.

Our Lineage:

Jan Fransse Van Hoesen (1608 - 1665) -- 9th great-grandfather

Annetje Janse Van Hoesen (1648 - 1709) -- Daughter of Jan Fransse Van Hoesen

Jacobus Lucasze Wyngaard (1675 - 1727) -- Son of Annetje Janse Van Hoesen

Abraham Wyngaart (Winegard) (1705 - ) -- Son of Jacobus Lucasze Wyngaard

Peter (Pieter) Wyngaart (Wyngart) (Winegard) DNA proven (1741 - 1790) -- Son of Abraham Wyngaart (Winegard)

James Winegard (1785 - 1868) -- Son of Peter (Pieter) Wyngaart (Wyngart) (Winegard) DNA proven

Charity Winegard (Weingand) (1819 - 1874) -- Daughter of James Winegard

Charles Henry Plympton (1845 - 1925) -- Son of Charity Winegard (Weingand)

Geneva (Neva) Plympton (1870 - 1939) -- Daughter of Charles Henry Plympton

Lydia Corinna Brown (1891 - 1971) -- Daughter of Geneva (Neva) Plympton -- our grandmother

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