Cornelius Barenise Wyck
b.11 APR 1641 Wijck bij duurstede, Utrecht, Netherlands
d.23 JUN 1713
Facts and Events
Cornelius Barend Van Wyck emigrated to New Netherland, probably from Brazil, in 1660. He settled in Flatbush, and owned a farm therein1661. In 1676, he had 19 morgens of land, and in 1683, he owned100morgens of land and valley land. He owned a lot in Midwont(theofficial name of Flatbush) April 2, 1680 (Lot 20 of New Lots)which hesold to Claes Barents Dec. 4, 1687. He sold land east of theFlatbushChurch, on the north side of the road, leading from NewUtrecht toFlatbush in 1688, to Roelof Janse.He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church at Flatbush in 1677, andtook the oath of allegiance in 1687.October 20, 1713, Cornelius Barentse and Anna do. were witnesses tothe baptism of Elizabeth Wiltsee daughter of Cornelius Wiltseeand Ruth Smith.He and his son, Theodorus Van Wyck Jr. and his son, Cornelius Van Wyckof RemboutPrecinct and Abraham Van Wyck of the city of New York were among theoriginal purchasers of the site of the city of Fishkill, DutchessCounty, New York on August 6, 1743. There was an Anthony VanderWyckwho had a da. Jannetje bpt. April 2, 1676, on which occasionAbrahamVander Wyck and Jannetje his w. were witnesses.Note--The grave of Cornelius Barend Van Wyck has been seen on GreatNeck, on the Thorne estate, within the last generation. It was markedby afield stone having this inscription engraved on it: "Cous Wyck."Anna Palherniuswas also buried there. More recent owners of the placehave removed the headstones, and leveled the mounds, and no traces ofthe graves are left.