Person:Christoffel Romeyn (1)

Christoffel Jansen Romeyn
b.abt 1650
d.abt 1708
m. abt 1643
  1. Leysebet JanseAbt 1645 -
  2. Claes Jansen Romeynabt 1648 -
  3. Christoffel Jansen Romeynabt 1650 - abt 1708
  • HChristoffel Jansen Romeynabt 1650 - abt 1708
  • WGeertje WyckoffABT 1660 -
m. 17 March 1678
  1. Grietje Stoffels Romeyn1680 -
  2. Jannetje RomeynABT 1697 - ABT 1766
Facts and Events
Name Christoffel Jansen Romeyn
Alt Name Stoffel Jansen Romeyn
Alt Name Stoffel Jansen
Alt Name Christopher Johnson Romeyn
Alt Name Stoffel Romine
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1650
Immigration[3] 1653 New Netherlandscalculated date
Marriage 17 March 1678 Flatlands, Kings, New York, United StatesThis is probably a marriage banns publication date.
to Geertje Wyckoff
Property[2] 1 May 1699 Gravesend, Kings, New York, United Statesformer owner
Death? abt 1708

No proof of a birth date or place for Stoffel has yet been found. His parentage is proven by an inheritance agreement that was signed on 16 Dec 1666 between his mother and her third husband and the guardians who had been appointed to see to his welfare.

In 1687, Stoffel was required to take the Oath of Allegiance to the British monarch. At that time the person taking the oath was asked how many years they had lived in the province and that number was entered after their name if they were immigrants and "native" was entered if they were born in the province. Stoffel stated that he had been in the province for 34 years which would make 1653 the year of his arrival. He was listed as a resident of Gravesend at the time he took the oath.

  1. Flatbush Town Records. Auke Jansen/Leysebet Jans inheritance agreement. (Liber D. Court Minutes, Vol. 1, 1665-1670, p. 189), Primary quality.

    Text can be viewed at the above link.

  2. Deed: John Emans to Andries Emans, 1699, in Gravesend, Kings, New York, United States. Deed: John Emans to Andries Emans, 1699. (Town Records, Book 6 Patents, Deeds, 1645-1701), p. 121, Primary quality.

    See link above for text of the deed.

  3. 1687 Oath of Allegiance, in O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), and New York. Secretary of State. The documentary history of the State of New-York. (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1849), 1:661, Primary quality.