Family:Claes Roosevelt and Jannetje Tomas (1)

30 Jul 1742
  1.   Whittelsey, Charles Barney. The Roosevelt genealogy, 1649-1902.

    The Roosevelt Genealogy, 1649 - 1902, compiled and published by Charles Barney Whittelsey, Hartford, CT, 1902.


    New Netherland, now New York, in one of the most memorable
    years in the history of his time, for it was about 1649, when the
    Dutch government was seriously embarrassed. A contest had
    been waged between the people and the Sovereign of England,
    as it had long before been carried on in the Netherlands. Oppo-
    sition had been succeeded by revolt and civil war. Charles the
    First was beheaded in front of his own banqueting hall, and
    England declared a republic. The shock which troubled Europe
    was felt in America. In that year Winthrop died. The Dutch
    and other traders were forbidden to trade with the New England
    savages. Arms were brought to New Amsterdam from Holland,
    the people fearing that war would break out with the savages.
    Public opinion was running strong against Stuyvesant. Food
    was scarce. The winter was so cold that "ink froze in the pen."
    About this time a Burgher government was demanded, and dele-
    gates were sent to Holland. Katskill and Claverack were settled.
    Stuyvesant opposed the reformers. Fort Nassau was demolished.
    Esopus (N. Y.) and Newtown (L. I.) were settled. The Burgher
    government was conceded to Manhattan. War was declared be-
    tween the English and the Dutch nations. The Dutch built forti-
    fications across New Amsterdam. In 1652- 1653 all business
    was at a standstill, and the people were under arms, not knowing
    when an attempt would be made against the Colony. The next
    year the Dutch found danger still greater, as Cromwell had dis-
    patched a fleet to America, and as the fleet was leaving New
    England for New Amsterdam it was met by a vessel bringing
    news of peace between England and Holland. Later, in 1655,
    the Colony awoke one morning to find itself in possession of the
    Indians, but Stuyvesant established quiet by presents instea.d of
    by arms.

    Claes Martenszen van Rosenvelt was among the numerous
    Holland colonists who came over to New Amsterdam in 1649 or
    1650, undoubtedly bringing with him his wife, Jannetje Samuel-
    Thomas. In Munsill's American Ancestry, Vol. VI., p. 19, we
    find the statement that he emigrated to New Amsterdam, with his
    wife, in August, 1649. No record of their marriage in New-
    Amsterdam has been found, but it is a matter of record in the
    "Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, August 6, 1655," that "Jan-
    netie Hamel, wife of Nicholas Martensen, declares," etc. The
    baptismal records of their children in the Reformed Dutch church
    of New York City are signed by their parents as Claes Martenszen
    van Rosevelt - Jannetje Samuels - Jannetje Thomas, as shown by
    the records herein given,

    Styntie Claes Rosevelt was admitted member of the church
    November 28, 1678. Claes Rosevelt was admitted December'4,
    1679, to th^ Reformed Dutch church of New York, where they
    and their descendants have attended for 250 years.

    Their children were :

    2 CHRISTIAEN, bap. in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y., Oct. 23,
    1650; par .'Claes Martenszen; wit. Herman Smetman, Beckje en
    Fytie. This child died in infancy.
    3+ELSJE, bap. in [Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y., Feb. 11, 1652;
    par. Claes Martenszen Van Rosewelt; wit. Thomas Hall, Lys-
    beth Dircks, Alfje Van Tienhoven; m. Hendrick Jillish Meyert.
    4+ANNA MARGARIET, bap. Aug. 29, 1654; par. Claes Martenzen
    Van Rosenvelt; wit. Hendrick Hendrickszen, Margriet Lou-
    mans; m. Heynians Alderste Roosa.
    5+CHRISTINA, bap. in iReformed Dutch Church, N. Y., July 30,
    1656; par. Claes Martenszen, Jannetje Samuels; wit. Garret Co-
    erton, Christina Grevenrats; m. 1st, Nicalsie de la Montague;
    2d., John Hammel.
    6+NICHOLAES, bap, in Reformed Dutch Church of N. Y., Oct. 2,
    1658; par. Claes Martenszen, Jannetie Thomas; wit. Nicholas
    Velthuysen, en syn huysor, Aeltje Bicker; m. Heyltje Jans
    7 ANNA, bap. in Reformed Dutch Church, N. Y. Sept. 10, 1662; m.
    Jan Van Dalfsen de Vries from Haarlem, Holland.
    "Jan Van Dalfsen de Vries, from Rockland County and his wife Anna
    Van Raasvelt, joined the church in New York. Feb. 27, 1702. He died
    about 1712 at Tappan, where he had served as 'voorleser.' " (Riker's
    History of Bap. records copied from Church records, Harlem, p. 532.)