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Posted by: Robert Barnes (ID *****7506) Date: February 12, 2011 at 20:50:40
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New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch; Vol I Register of the Provincial Secretary 1638-42 Arnold J. F. Van Laer (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974)
[p. 96] [71] Before me, Cornelius van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hans Steen, cadet, aged 24 years, and Thomas Coninck, at the request of Ulrich Lupolt, fiscal, and by true Christian words, in place and with promise of an oath if need be, that it is true and truthful that Jacob Swart, gunner’s mate on the ship De Liefde, whereof Marten Cael is skipper, has sold to the wife of Jan van Ditmarsen one pair of pattens and one pair of child’s shoes, ...25 Jan 1638 [sic]
[p. 188] [134] “By Wynant Pietersen, storekeeper, delivered to divers persons in cash and goods:... Louwies Jansen from Wyck fl. 27:10:-

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch; Vol II Register of the Provincial Secretary 1642 - 47 Arnold J. F. Van Laer (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974)
[p. 181] Deposition of Jan van Ditmersen and Cornelis Jacobsen in regard to leather stolen by Roelant Hackwaert from Laurens Duyts
[91a] Before me, Cornelis van Tienh [oven, secretary] of New Netherland, [appeared] Jan van Ditmersen, aged 36 years, and Cornelis Jacobsen, aged 34 years, who on the requisition of the fiscal attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if need be and requested thereto, that it is true and truthful that Laurens Duyts came to their house and said he had lost some leather, and saw a piece of leather which he said was his, said leather having been brought by Roelant Hackwaert to Jan van Ditmersen to have his shoe mended. He, Roelant Hackwaert, came next day to Jan van Ditmersen's and said: "Do not sole my shoe with that leather; were it under it, I should cut it off." Laurens Duyts, who came into the house, said: "That is my leather.” Jan van Ditmersen asked Roelant Hackw[aert: "How] came you by it?” He said: "I have stolen it." Done the [ ] of November Ao. 1643. Jan van Ditmersen
                                    This is the X mark of Cornelis Jacobsen

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch; Vol III Register of the Provincial Secretary 1648 - 60 Arnold J. F. Van Laer (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974)
[pp. 37-8] Power of attorney from Jan Jansen from Ditmersen to Jannetje Douwes to receive money left him by Annetje Sipke, his mother
        [12a] Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoveun, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jan Jansen from Ditmersen, a freeman residing here, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Jannitje Douwes at Amsterdam to ask, demand and collect for him, the principal, in the above named city of Amsterdam, from Paulus Jansen, his step-father, all such share of the inheritance coming to him, the principal, and left by his late mother Annitje Sipke, in her lifetime wife of the above named Paulus Jansen; also to see, read, or to hear read, the account, inventory or such other documents or Instruments as may have been made or written respecting the property left; likewise, in case the above named Paulus Jansz should refuse to turn over, [p. 38] tender and pay the above inheritance from his, the principal's, mother to the attorney or her substitute, the first penny with the last, Jannitje shall have power to substitute one or more persons, who as well as the attorney shall be empowered to carry on legal proceedings, to observe all terms of court, to hear judgment pronounced and to appeal therefrom, doing in all things what he, the principal, could or might do, were he present; he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held valid all that shall be done and transacted in the case above mentioned by the attorney or her substitute. Thus done and signed by the principal, with Jacob Kip and Johannes Roodenborch as witnesses hereto invited, the 9th of September 1648, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.
       Jan Jansz van Ditmarsen
Johannes Rodenborch, witness
Jacob Kip, witness
       Acknowledged before me,
       Cor. van Tienhoven, Secretary
[pp. 210-2] [73] 3 Jan 1650 (Manhattan) Aeltie Douwese, widow of Jan Jansz van Ditmersz, “assisted by her bridegroom, Leunis Jorisz vander Veeren”, for 250 Carolus guilders payable in 3 installments (100 down, 100 due new year 1651 & 50 due Jun 1651), conveyed Gysbert Arentsen from Bullick and Lowies Papeljon from St. Martin the Long Island farm received by patent 23 Mar 1647 near Pieter Schoorsteenveger. All 4 sign mark.
[pp, 280-1] [87h] 11 Jul 1651 Leunis Jorisen vander Veere, husband of Aeltin Douwesen, widow of Jan Jansen van Ditmersen, grants full title to above farm, the purchase price having paid in full. Farm is described as south of Pieter Schoorsteenverger. Witnesses: Tomas Fredricksz, Andrias Hopffa

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch; Vol IV Council Minutes, 1638-1649 Arnold J. F. Van Laer (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974)
[p. 89] [74] 9 Aug 1640 “Pieter Andriessen, plaintiff, vs. Aeltjen Douwes, defendant, for slander. Defendant has in court prayed the plaintiff for forgiveness, acknowledging and holding him to be an honest and honorable man.”
[p. 122] [102] 3 Oct 1641 “Jan Damen, plaintiff, vs. Jan Platneus, alledging that he is a perjurer and incompetent to give any testimony, because he has committed adultery with Indian women, according to the affidavit.” [Jan Damen vs. Lyntjen Adams, for slander]
[p. 330] [264] 26 Jul 1646 “Adam Roelantsen being summoned to court for slander which he is alleged to have uttered at Amsterdam, the defendant declares under oath that he said nothing to the sister of Aeltjen Douwens but “Go to New Netherland and save your sister, the whore, who in the Bermudas was threatened by the director of New Netherland to be put in irons.””
[p. 348] [276] 30 Nov 1646 “Jacob Jacobsen from Haerlem, plaintiff, vs. Aeltjen Douwens, defendant, for slander. Aeltjen Douwens declares that she knows nothing about the wife of Jan Jacobsen that reflects on her honor or virtue. Ordered that Aeltjen Douwens shall not offend the wife of Jan Jacobsen any more; likewise, her opponent shall keep quiet.”

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, vol. V Council Minutes 1652-1654 translated by Charles T. Gehring (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983)
[p. 55] [89] between 1 Oct - 11 Nov 1652 “Lenius Joresen, plaintiff, against Francois Pachod; the plaintiff demands that the defendant return his canoe which the Indians sold to the defendant and which he, the plaintiff, has been missing for about one year. The director and council [order] the defendant to seek his claim from the Indians who sold it to the defendant.”

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, The Register of Salomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-2 Edmond B. O’Callaghan (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978)
[p. 165] 23 Jun 1662 Pieter Louweresen, son of Louweris Jansen, deceased former resident of Gravesend.

New York Historical Manuscripts: English, Records of the Court of Assizes for the Colony of New York, 1665-1682 by Peter R. & Florence A. Christoph (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983)
[p. 115] [252] [from O’Callaghhan’s Calendar] 7 Oct 1670 A.M. Lewis Jansen (Johnson- p. 231) and Fittye Jans of Flatbush bound over from Gravesend sessions for adultery; the man was fined £10 and ordered to pay costs of prosecution, the woman was fined £5.

New York Historical Documents: English Nicholls-Lovelace Papers by Peter R. & Florence A. Christoph (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980)
[p. 202] First Wednesday, Oct 1670 “Lewis Jansen of Flatbush, bound over by the Court of Sessions at Gravesend, for committing Adultery with Fittye Jans, and shee the like for being with Child by him. The Constable and Overseers to prosecute”

Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-74 by Berthold Fernow
[v. 7] Minutes of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, 11 Sep 1673-10 Nov 1674
[p. 103] 26 Jun 1674 “For the case in question between Jan Cornelisse, pltf. V/s Louwies Jansen, deft., the W. Court have nominated and authorized as arbitrators skipper Jan Scholten and Thomas Vardon, who are hereby requested to here the case in question and to reconcile the parties if possible, or otherwise to report to the Court.”
[p. 136] 30 Oct 1674 “Paulus Richard, pltf. V/s Louwries Jansen, deft. Plft. Says, that deft. took up in divers goods at his house on his son’s a/c the sum of fl. 306:7, which said son now refuses to pay: he requests therefore that the deft. may be condemned to pay said debt with costs. Deft. admits having received so much on his son’s a/c to pay with the crop and says his son shall still do so. The court orders the deft. to give security, so that the debt shall be paid at Candlemas.”

Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New York, vol. 1: Dutch, 1630-1664 by Edmund B. O’Callahan (Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons, and Co., 1883?)
Land papers
[p. 374] 26 Mar 1647 Patent to Jan Jansen van Ditmerz for 29 morgens, 362 rods of land south of Peter [Andriessen] the Schoorstenverger [chimney sweep] [i.e. Newtown, Long Island] p. 169
part 2, [p. 380] 1654 Feb 26 Patent. Lieve Jansen, 25 morgans land beyond Hellgate on L. I. (Newtown) [1]
Register of the Provincial Secretary Vol. III
       [p. 59]       1655 Sept 10, Deed. Lieve Jansen to Andries Andriessen of house and plantation on LI adjoining Hellgate [137]

Rate Lists of Long Island, 1675, 1676, 1683 by Carol M. Meyers (Saugus, CA: RAM Publishers, 1967)
poll - poll tax or # of taxable males
Morgen - area can be plowed in one morning = 2 1/10 acres
pound, shilling, pence - lb, pd, shil, sh, d.
Stiver - dutch coin = 1/20 guilder
Guilder - Dutch = to 1/12 pound
[p. 14] Middelwout 22 Aug 1675 Reyn Jansen 2 polls, 3 horses, 3 cows, 2 of 1 year, 2 hogs £92; 13 morgens of land & valley £26 = total £118
Louis Jansen 1 poll £18
Jan Jansen 1 poll, 2 horses, 1 of 3 years, 2 oxen, 5 cows, 5 of 3 years, 2 of 1 year, 3 hogs £113; 17 morgens of land & valley £34- 147
[p. 41] Middelwout 20 Sep 1676 Jan Jansen Van Ditmersen 1 poll £18, 4 horses, 4 oxen, 8 cows, 2 of 2 years, 3 of 1 year £139.10; 30 morgens of land & valley £60 = total £199.10
[p. 62] Midwout (Flatbush) Sep 1683 Jan Van Ditmersen 2 polls, 3 horses, 12 cows, 3 of 3 years, 7 of 2 years, 9 yearlings, 120 acres £295
Lowys Jans 1 poll (£18), 1 horse £12, 2 cows £5, 1 of 2 years, 50 sh, 1 year 50sh £44
Cornelius Van der Veer
[p. 64] New Utrecht 28 Sep 1683 Louris Janssen

The Documentary History of the State of New York, Edmund B. O’Callaghan (Albany, C. Van Benthuysen, Public Printer, 1849)
[v. ?, pp. 366-7] Census of Orange County 1702.
Lowc Reynerssen aged 16-60, Reyn Janzen over 60 years, Lysbeth His Wijffe [not certain if refers to Lowe or Reyn], 1 male under 16 years, 1 female under 16 years, 1 female Negro under 16 years
John Hey; females: Trijntie, a widow, 2 children

The American Genealogist
[37, pp. 1-3] 1709 Assessment of Flatbush: Louwerens van ditmarse: 6 negroes valued £4.10s.
Jan ditmarse: 128 acres, 11 negroes, 2 horses (or other large animals), valued £78.5s.

Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York Excerpted from the Documentary History of the State of New York by Edmund B. O’Callaghan (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979)
[p. 181] 1715 Kings Cty Militia COL Richard Stillwell
CPT Daniel Remsen Troop: Lawrence Ditmarse
CPT Demenicas Vanderveere Troop: Johannis ditmarss, Johannis Ditmarss

Ecclesiastical Records of the State of New York by Edward T. Corwin (Albany: University of the State of New York, 1916)
[p. 3540] Flatbush Consistory 10 Apr 1755 Oppose Rev. Curtenius (as opposed to Arondeus) if favor of Rev. Van Sinderen, Louwerens Ditmarse.
[p. ????] 20 Jun 1759 Laurenz Ditmars, et al signed call for Rev. John Rubel to come to Kings County.

Early New York State Census Records, 1613-1772 by Carol M. Meyers (Gardena, CA: RAM Publishers, 1965)
[pp. 26, 27] The roll of those who have taken the Oath of Allegiance in Kings County in the Province of New York the 26, 27, 29, and 30th days of Sep 1687. Flatbush: Van Ditmaertz, Jan, native [of New York]; Janssen, barent, native
[pp. 37, 38] Circa 1698 census of Kings County on Nassauw Island. Flatbush alias Midwout: Van Ditmarsen, Jan 1 man, 1 woman, 1 child, no apprentices, 4 slaves.
[pp. 46, 47] 1738 census Flatbush, Kings County
Detmas, John white males: 4 over 10 years, 2 under 10 years; white females: 2 over 10 years, 2 under 10 years; black males: 1 over 10 years, 2 under 10 years; 2 black females over 10 years
Detmas, Larance white males: 1 over 10 years, 1 under 10 years, 2 white females over 10 years; black males: 1 over 10 years, 1 under 10 years; 1 black female over 10 years.
[p. 55] 18 Apr 1755 census of all slaves aged 14 years or more in Flatbush Twp, Kings County on Nassau Island, New York
Ditmars, Laurens: 1 male Claes, 3 females: Eva, Wyntje, Bett
Ditmarss, Douwe: 1 male Primus, 1 female Dyne
Ditmarss, Johannes: 2 males Frank & Frans, 1 female Syne
[p. 56] 1755 slaves over 13 years Flatlands: Ditmars, John 1 female (unnamed)

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
[v. 28] 29 Jan 1801 Sir John Wentworth, Lt. Governor & Commander-in-Chief by royal grant to John Ditmars: 500 acres in Digby Twp, County Annapolis
[V. 36, p. 206] Family Bible of Johanes Lott, son of Engelbert & Cornelia. His son Pieter married Neeltie Vander Veer 8 Jul 1749. Pieter’s second child (first daughter) Jannetie was born & baptized in Newtyn 1 Nov 1754; witnesses: Dominicus Vanderveer [Neeltie’s father] and Catylyntie Ditmars (godmother)
[V. 105, p. 68, 1974] 16 Oct 1777 Loyal Militia of Kings County, Declaration Against Catholicism
       26 Aug. 1777 mustered Flatbush Co. Foot (CPT Vanderveer), PVT Joannes Ditmars
       [p. 69] 25 Aug 1777 mustered Flatlands Co. Foot (CPT Schenck), PVT Johannis Ditmiss
[V. 10, p. 156] 12 Jan 1686/7 Garret Cornellissen Van Duyn bought from Lowrents Jansen a farm on the new lots of New Utrecht with part of the Point lying along the land of John Ditmas.

The Social History of Flatbush... in Kings County by Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt (Brooklyn: Frederick Loeser, 1909)
[p. 79] 1767 Bill of Sale for an estate: Laurence Ditmaerse bought een kas (1 clothes chest) for £8. Douwe Van Duyn bought a large looking glass for £3.
[p. 161] RD Cem Flatbush Englebert Lott, Sen ‘Overleyden” 17 Nov 1779 ‘Out Synde 60 jaar?
hv       Marytie Ditmas over ley den 27 Ap 1797.
Philipus son of Johannes & Jannetie Ditmas over leyden 20 Oct 1797 een jaar ses maanden 13 dagen.
[p. 179-80] We have been informed the old homestead of the Ditmas family (Douwe’s) was an old stone house, south of the present residence of Mr. Henry S. Ditmas. John Ditmars m. — Suydam and built houses for 2 sons on that farm, south for Abraham & north for Henry. see Strong’s History of Flatbush.
[p. 186] Engelbert Lott was united in marriage with Maritje Ditmas, daughter of Johannes and Helena Ditmas, who was born January 8, 1723, and died April 27, 1797.
[p. ] I Abraham Ditmas of ... Flatbush, yeoman, do certify ... female child named Sook aged 8 mos. was born 5 July last of a slave belonging to me... March 5, 1802.
Abraham J. Ditmas was member of the Board of Improvement that 1874-5 built the Flatbush Town Hall.

History of the Town of Flatbush in Kings County, Long Island by Thomas Strong (New York: T. R. Mercein, Jr., 1842)
[p. 43] 12 Nov 1685 patent to inhabitants of Flatbush: John Johnson Ditimus, Lewis Jansen
[p. 60] 1683-5 Jan Jansen served as Overseer in Flatbush
[p. 62] Overseers: Apr 1727-Apr 1728 Johannes Ditmarse
[p. 63] Constables: 1687-8 Jan Ditmarsen, 1727-8 Lawrence Ditmarse, 1729-30 Johannes Ditmarse, 1728-9 Jacob Remsen
[p. 87]House for parsonage bought from Johannes Johnson
[p. 115] 18 Aug 1773 Johannis Ditmars was one of 3 chosen to find a new schoolmaster. 1763 Schoolmaster forbid the speaking of Dutch.

       Holland Dutch Society Cemetery Inscriptions Flatbush Dutch Reformed Cemetery (LDS microfilm 17,117)
Andrew son of John & Sarah Ditmas died 29 Jun 1858 aged 36 years, 10 months, and 16 days
Jane Ditmas died 13 Oct 1841 in 72nd year
Maria Ditmas wife of Dr. William D. Creed died 11 Jul 1836? In 46th year
Philip son of Johannis & Jennetje Ditmas died 20 Oct 1797 aged 1 year, 6 months and 13 days
John I. Ditmas died 14 Sep 1829 aged 44 years 8 months
Priscilla Burr wife of John I. Ditmas died 28 Mar 1855 aged 68 years 7 months and 10 days
Abraham Ditmas died 13 Oct 1803 aged 39 years 6 months and 19 days

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York... 1660-1752 A. P. G. Jos van der Linde (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983)
[p. 103] 3 Jan 1750 Consistory meeting Flatbush attended by Louwerens Ditmarsen et al
[p. 134] 4 May 1695 christened Klaes of Gerrit Klaessen & Marritje Ariaensen; witnesses: Jan & Ariaentje van Ditmarsen
[note, records list Aeltje Jans, Annetje Jans, Neeltje Jans, Trijntje Jans, Ditmaer Jansen, Laurens Jansen and other possible siblings]

       Kings County Genealogical Club Connections (LDS FHL microfilm 17,729)
v. 2 Inscriptions on Tombstones in Cemeteries of the Reformed Dutch Church: Flatlands, Long Island
p. 19 Abraham Ditmars died 19 Apr 1843 aged 28 years 9 months 5 days
Ann Rider wife of Abraham Ditmars died 8 Aug 1858 aged 28 years 4 months 3 days
James Ditmars 3 Jan 1822 - 8 Jan 1858
Catharine Ann daughter of Ja’s & Gittie Ditmars 6 Aug 1849 - 8 May 1851
Margaret daughter of Ja’s & Gittie Ditmars 23 Mar 1843 - 18 Apr 1852
James son of John & Elizabeth Ditmars 19 Dec 1878 - 18 Feb 1879
John Ditmars died 20 Aug 1827 aged 44 years 2 months 20 days
Margaret Van Sicklin wife of John Ditmars died 10 Apr 1874 aged 88 years 8 months 28 days
Margaret Ditmars 10 Aug 1803 - 19 Dec 1865
John Ditmars died 28 Aug 1844 aged 38 years 4 months 10 days

       Kings County Genealogical Club Collections (LDS FHL Microfilm 17,126)
v. 1, #1 Inscriptions on Tombstones in Cemeteries of the Reformed Dutch Church: 1 Jun 1882, New Utrecht, Long Island
[p. 15] Matilda Ditmars VanderVeer, b. 3 May 1798, d. 21 Jun 1881

       Kings County Wills [LDS FHL microfilm 872,178]
[1, p. 182, 27 Apr 1795] 31 Mar 1795 Johannis Ditmars of Flatlands. Son Johannes Ditmars and William Kowenhoven are appointed executors. Within 2 months of decease executors are to pay his wife Lammitie £250, also the portion bequeathed her by the late George Remson of Brooklyn, also the £200 bequeathed her by her father Johannis Lott, late of Flatlands. When son Johannes Ditmars is of age, he is to receive the farm I now live on with all the meadows & woodlands belonging thereto, also the farm of my grandfather, and the land bought from Jeremiak Van Der Belt, and the meadow bought from Harmanus Hoogland, now deceased, also a piece of swamp & meadow lying between Albert Terhune and a straight line of woodland of the late Roelef Vorhees, also all household furniture, and all slaves except hanna, Bet, and Harry, also all horses & cattle except 6 milch cows, all farm equipment, and all money remaining after debts have been paid. Daughter Margaret Ditmars to receive £200 when of age or at marriage, also when of age the farm of the late Roelef Voorhees except the quarter part sold William Kouwenhoven, of the slaves hanna, the youngest, and 6 milch cows of her choosing. The son & daughter each are given 1 silver tankard, Margaret to recive the one recived by bequest from the late George Remsen. Land in Shrewsberry, NJ, Flatlands Neck, Freshkill Point (woodland), also ¾ of the pettianger called Debby, with the same proportion of her tackle & rigging, and the pettianger Royal Oak to be sold at public auction and the proceeds used to pay for the farm of the late Roelif Voorhees. Witnesses: Rem Hageman, Samuel Harris, blacksmith, and John Reid, all of Fltlands Twp.
[1, p. 420, 16 Nov 1804] 4 Oct 1803 Abraham Ditmas of Flatbush, yeoman. Wife Janitie to enjoy the use of all property while widow, and all funds necessary to raise & educate the children until the reach 21 or marry. On her remarriage only £500. Two sons Hendrick Suydam Ditmas and Johannis Ditmas bequeathed all land in Flatbush & elsewhere for £400 each to be paid their sisters Maria & Rebecca Ditmas in 4 equal annual payments to begin 1 year after his wife dies or remarries. If either son dies without heirs, land is to descend first to the other son, that son to pay the entire £800 remaining due his sisters. If one daughter dies then the other to receive the entire £800. Sons to receive all horses and farm tools. Daughters to receive £200 (each) dowry at their marriage. Remaining personal estate to be equally divided by children. Executors are wife Janetie, brother Johannis Ditmas, and brothers-in-law John Vanderbilt and Cornelius Bergen, all of Flatbush. Witnesses: Johannis E. Lott, farmer, Saml. Osborn, Rem Hegeman.

       Brooklyn, Kings County, NY Deeds
[2, p. 61, June 25, 1695] Thomas Willett & wf. Helena of Flushing. Garrett Stoothoff and wife Johanna of Flatlands deed John Vandyckhuys of Flatlands several parcels of land there. Abuttors John Ditmarse,, Roeloff Martinse & John Albertse, all sign names but Johanna who puts mark.
[2, p. 236, 8 May 1702] Peter Tyson and wife Barbara of New Utrecht deed John Ditmarse of Flatbush land in New Utrecht bounded by that of Garrett Cornelinsse, Abram Williamse and Jacobus Okee, formerly owned by Arian Laning and others but now by Peter. Both sign mark. Wit. Henry ffilkin and Jacob ffardon. Recd. Aug 13, 1702 by Henry ffilkin, Reg.
[2, p. 282, 25 March 1710] John Ditmarse of Flatbush quit claims to Peter Tysen of New Utrecht his interest in a farm which was mortgaged to him May 8, 1702 by Peter Tysen. Signed John Jansen Ditmarse. Wit. Henry ffilkin.
[2, p. 284] Recorded for Reyne Janse, Depostion concerning sale of a patent given in Kieft’s time to John Janse Vanditmarse for land in Maspeth Kills “now in possession of Jooras the cooper” sold to said Jooras by Reyne Janse’s “father-in-law” by name of Loury Janse. [-in - law means step —. The step being crossed out in record.]
[2, p. 98, 21 Mar 1695/96] Commonalty of Flatbush John Van Ditmarse, Stoffle Probasco & Lefert Peterson chosen to “run over and stake the meadows”; signed by Joseph Hegeman & Stoffle Probasco. Confirmed by court of sessions, May 12, and Rec’d May 13, 1696 by Henry ffilkin, Reg.
[6, p. 360, 12 Oct 1786] 29 Ap 1786 Johannes Ditmas & wf. Jannetie, Rem Hageman & wife Jannetye, Abraham Ditmars all of Flatbush Twp, yeoman heirs of late Peter and John Staats of Gowanis in the Brooklyn Twp, decd to Cornelius Van Brunt of New Utrecht Twp, yeoman for £1850, land in Gowanis, Brooklyn Twp 120 acres (borders land owned by Cornelius Van Brunt, John Vanderbilt & Walter Berry together)
[6, p. 415, 20 Jul 1789] 9 May 1789 Douwe Ditmars, Sr. of Clements, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, farmer gives his son Douwe Ditmars, Jr., Esqr of Clements power of attorney in all legal actions in any court of New York or New Jersey to receive all debts, money or effects. 18 Jul 1789 Johannis Remsen of Kings Co., yeoman testified that the writing was Douwes.
[6, p. 432, 23 Sep 1789] 26 Aug 1789 Douwe Jr. Gentleman as executor of last will of Douwe Sr. of (late of Jamaica, Queens Co. farmer deceased) appoints Johannes Remsen of Flatlands, Gentleman Attorney for him to receive all due estate.
[7, p. 35, 11 Mar 1796] 27 Jun 1795 Johannes Ditmars of Flatbush & William Konwenhoven of Flatlands executors of last will of Johannis Ditmars late of Flatlands, dec’d sell James Vanburen of Flatbush, yeoman a lot of woodland and meadow in Flatlands neck (will dt’d 31 Mar 1795) for £290

       Jamaica Presbyterian Church [LDS FHL microfilm 17, 713]
17 Jan 1785 Abraham Ditmars Jr married Sarah Denton

Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals Recorded at Grace Episcopal Church, Jamaica, Long Island, New York, 1759-1853 by Henry Onderdonk (Josephine C. Frost, manuscript at Long Island Historical Society) [microfilm 17,713; also 974. 724/jv V 26]
21 Sep 1781 christened Douwe of Douwe & Catherine Ditmus
13 Dec 1792 Abraham Ditmus married Harriet Doughty

       Grace Episcopal Sexton Records, Jamaica
26 Aug 1775 Mrs. Ditmas paid for husband’s grave, pall & bell
29 Oct 1776 Abraham Ditmas, pall
9 Oct 1781 Dow Ditmas, pall
[p. 23] Abraham Ditmas was overseer of poor for Jamaica
1 Feb 1798 John Ditmas: mother 12 l.; bell and pall
4 Jul 1811 John Ditmas paid for his child
21 Sep 1816 Jno. A. Ditmas, bell for wife

       Prospect Cemetery, Jamaica
George D. Ditmis 22 Jul 1818 - 1 Feb 1896, wife Phebe Johnson 4 Jul 1824 - 27 Dec 1866
Martin G. J. Ditmis 30 Jan 1862 - 18 Feb 1876
Caroline M. Ditmis 9 Nov 1863 - 10 Aug 1864; Margaret N. 30 Jan 1862 - 8 Oct 1862
John Ditmas 12 Dec 1766 - 1 Mar 1853, wife Catalina Johnson 4 May 1773 - 6 Jul 1847
Martin Ditmas 9 Aug 1792 - 2 Sep 1872
John J. Ditmas 1 Jun 1798 - 22 Dec 1845
Maria Ditmas 3 May 1808 - 8 Jan 1888
Catalina Ditmas 3 Nov 1810 - 21 Jan 1855, George Ditmas 22 Jun 1813 - 13 Sep 1839
Dow L. Ditmas 11 Feb 1785 - 2 Jun 1853; wife Catharine Disbrow 3 Nov 1796 - 27 Oct 1880
John Ditmas 6 Apr 1822 - 14 Jan 1893
A.D. 1767; G.G. 1769; S.D. 1749; I. (or F.) D. 1732 (possibly Duryea family)
David R. Ditmars 20 Jun 1809 - 10 Jul 1871
Eliza A. Ditmars 15 Sep 1814 - 8 Aug 1889
James Ditmars, 27 May 1785 - 26 Jul 1862
Sarah Row, wife of James Ditmars, 27 Oct 1789 - 2 Sep 1857
James D. Ditmars 9 Apr 1819 - 28 Jun 1879

Portrait and Biographical Record of Queens County, Long Island, New York (New York: Chapman Publishing Co., 1896)
[p. 151] The Honorable Abram D. Ditmars, one time mayor of Long Island City and now an untarnished lawyer in New York City residing in Brooklyn. 14 Feb 1822 born Newtown to Dow (born 20 Jun 1771 Jamaica), the son of Abram of Jamaica. Dow, raised in Jamaica was schooled at Hackensack, NJ and graduated from Princeton College. After teaching school, he studied medicine with Dr. Ledyard, then went to Demerara from 1804-1816. When Dow returned to Hellgate, Long Island he farmed until his death 1860. Dow married Anna E. Riker (16 May 1785-Aug 1860) survived by 1 of 4 children. Abram D. attended public schools in Newtown, then studied law under John L. Riker until 1844 when he was admitted to the New York bar. He is also a successful real estate dealer. 1870 elected first mayor of Long Island City, serving 3 years. 1871, he secured a new charter for the city making it the best in the state. He was re-elected 1875, but resigned that fall. Until 1876 he lived on Shore Rd, when he moved to Brooklyn. 1876 Newtown, Abram married Miss Lavina Riker (native there), daughter of John L. She died in Brooklyn Nov 1886 leaving children: John R. (now resides Orange County, NJ), Anna M. (living with father), Edward W. (graduate of a well-known school of NY and 1884 of Columbia Law School, now lawyer in NYC), and Samuel R. (rancher in Colorado). Abram D. is a Democrat and member of the Holland Dutch Society.
[p. 675] J. Adrian Ditmis born 31 Dec 1824 Manhasset, Long Island. Attended school regularly and studied at Union Hall Academy. A farmer of Jamaica, Republican in politics, and elder in Dutch Reformed Church at Queens. He was an ardent protectionist of American industry. 1 Jun 1859 married Miss Helen W. Stoothoff of Jamaica (died 29 Oct 1868) & had Sarah C. (living with father), and Helen W. (married Charles Vanderveer, farmer in Jamaica & had Sarah & Charles). Adrian’s brother, John, spent his last years living with him until dying 14 Jan 1893.
[p. 1035] George O. Ditmis resided near the village of Queens from the age of 12 until his death in 1896. He was born 22 Jul 1818 on the farm, now part of Hollis. While in his second year, his parents moved to Manhasset. His father Dow I. (born about 1795 in Jamaica south) had fought during the War of 1812 at the engagement at Fort Green. 27 Apr 1817 he married Catherine Onderdonk (1796-1880, many years a schoolteacher). Dow spent his last years on George’s farm where he died 1853. Dow was the son of John D. Ditmis, a native of Flatlands and MAJ in the Revolution- later elected Surrogate of Queens Cty and State Senator. His brothers were John, a well off farmer who died 1893. George was the eldest and married 19 Jun 1854 Phebe (died 1866), daughter of George Johnson. Their children were Catherine (never married) who cared for George in his later years, Georgianna (married I. Cornell Remsen farmer west of Jamaica & had Richard and Martin), John D. (married Miss May Payntar & lives on the farm), and Martin G., Johnson (died 18 Feb 1878). George was an active member (served as elder) of the Dutch Reformed Church until last years when he became almost totally blind. His mind was always active & alert.

History of Rockland County, New York:... by David Cole (New York: J. B. Beers & Co., 1884)
Settlement “New Hempstead” Herman Dow, Johannes Hey, and Lawrence Rydersen van Ditmars Town Haverstraw
[pp. 147-8] Oct 1685 petition of Flores Crom for Inns of Haverstraw mentions was made part of East Jersey Colony for a while; Johannes Minnie, Ryn Jans and Cryntie Jans were to obtain confirmation of ownership. Hendrick Ryer sold his land (obtained Dec 1686) to Harme Hay & Laurie Jans... Crom’s share was sold to John Van Horne with 23 Nov 1705a release given by Johannes Hay, son of Harme, for his undivided share. Borders Ryn Jans on the south and to the west the hills. 1722 north part of Florus Falls was given to Johannes Hay. Later mention one Michael Hay & his son Thomas (a former county sheriff). Ryn Jans probably received his land from a share of Laurie Jans. It was sold to James Lamb. Ahequerenoy (land north of Brook Florus Falls to Stony Point at partition of the Crom patent to Johannes Hay. He sold it (200 acres) 29 Jul 1723 to Edward Blagge for £123, probaly by mortgage as no money was listed as delivered. COL Thomas Hay died 12 Oct 1825, aged 55, and was buried “Calico Hill” where the church once stood. After his decease, his wife Sarah (daughter of Joshua Hett Smith) moved with children to Charleston, SC [stopped p. 159]
Tappan Dutch Reformed Church 12 Oct 1698 christened Geesje of Dirck Staat & Tryntje Buys; witnesses: Jan Straat & wife [see also baptisms 55, 98, 108, 120, 145, 152, 153, 188, 193, 205]
149 Samel 29 Jun 1709 [not baptized?] Sam Kanklie & Immetye Hey; witnesses: Kornelis Haringh, Titie Hey [stopped 264, didn’t copy “Lawrens” baptisms]

Genealogical Data from the New York Post-boy, 1743-1773 by Kenneth Scott (Washington: National Genealogical Society, 1980)
[p. 35] [1753 Feb 26] Mr. Detmas of Flatbush, LI a farmer- on Tuesday last fell from a wagon and was run over by the wheels.

Genealogical Data from Colonial New York Newspapers by Kenneth Scott (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982)
[p. 139] [New York Gazette Mercury, 1769 Jul 31] Lawrence Detmus died Friday last week at Flatbush, LI, aged 92
[p. 236] [New York Gazette Mercury, 1782 Jun 17] Frank, Negro slave, age 19, ran away from Douwe Ditmars of Jamaica, LI 12 Jun

Rivington’s New York Newspaper Excerpts from a Loyalist Press 1773-1783 by Kenneth Scott (Staten Island: New York Historical Society, 1973)
[pp. 102-3] [2 Feb 1775] 27 Jan 1775 declaration of loyalty to King George by inhabitants of Jamaica, New York: Powell Amberman, Dow Ditmas Jr, Isaac Ditmas et al
[p. 295] [15 Jun 1782] Frank, Negro slave, age 19, ran away from Douwe Ditmars of Jamaica, LI 12 Jun
[New Jersey Gazette, Dec 1782] Dowe Ditmars, Ensign of Queens Cty Militia signed farewell to CPT David E. Scott, Esq, commissary of the artillery horse, returning to England
[p. 358] [Gaine, 8 Nov 1783] Johannes Ditmars of Flatlands, Kings Cty £20 reward for the capture of four men who last night, 5 Nov, about 8 o’clock forced their way into his home with weapons & beat him and his mother in a most cruel manner. Through his resentment three went off, the fourth, who said his name was Jos. Mosier, age 23, was put in Flatbush jail, but escaped the same night wounded in the head.

Calendar of British Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New York, 1664-1776 by Edmund B. O’Callaghan (reprinted Ridgewood, NJ: Greeg Press, 1968)
[p. 814] 10 Feb 1773 Spring Hill Cadwallader Colden recommended Dow Ditmis, Jr for a Justice of the Peace in Jamaica & Flushing
[p. 834] 29 Sep 1775 Johannes Ditmars, as one of the elders of the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church, petitioned for a charter for church

American Archives, 4th Series
[2, p. 839] 21 Apr 1775 Jamaica Twp, Queens County poll list for sending deputies to the provincial congress that would select New York’s delegation to the 2nd Continental Congress. Dow Ditmass & Abraham Ditmass voted No with the majority.

Calendar of New York Historical Manuscripts - Revolutionary Papers
[1, pp. 180-6] 7 Nov 1775 (Tuesday thru Saturday) Poll list Jamaica, Queens County for deputies to provincial Congress. Voting No: Dow Ditmars, Isaac Ditmars, Powell Amberman
[1, p. 217] 19 Jan 1776 Douwe Ditmars, Isaac Ditmars, Paul Amberman and sundry other residents of Queens County signed a declaration of future support for the American cause of Liberty.

Documents and Letters Intended to Illustrate Revolutionary Incidents of Queens Co.:... by Henry Onderdonk (New York: Leavitt, Trowand Company, 1846)
[p. 74] 1 Jul 1776 Cpt. Abm. Ditmar's Co., 1st Regiment, Queen Co.
[p. 102] Col. Remson (a Whig) had served during the French War and was with Dowe Ditmars of Jamaica at the taking of Havana.
[p. 108] Abm. Ditmas put in prison
[p. 163] 12 Jun 1782 $10 reward Run away Negro boy Frank took a pale blue broadcloth coat and jacket and a new castor hat. Imagined that he intends to go on board a privateer Douwe Ditmars

Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut by Frederic G. Mather (Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon, 1913)
[p. 995] 30 May 1776 Suffolk County 1st Regt of Minute Men: PVT Garret Ditmas
[p. 1001] Payroll for 25 Jul - 31 Aug 1776 Queens Cty Militia, COL Josiah Smith’s Regt, 10th (CPT William Ludlum’s) Co.: PVT Abm. Ditmars
[p. 1008] 22 Aug 1776 Muster Queens County Militia, COL Josiah Smith’s Regt, 10th (CPT William Ludlum’s) Co.: received pay to 23 Nov, drawing 18 rations during that time.
[p. 1052] 19 Jan 1776 Douwe & Isaac Ditmars signed oath not to aid or join King’s troops, also an affidavit that all their weapons had been turned over to patriot authorities.

       New York Genealogical & Biographical Record (1974)
[105, p. 68] 16 Oct 1777 Loyal Militia of Kings County, Declaration Against Catholicism
       26 Aug. 1777 mustered Flatbush Co. Foot (CPT Vanderveer), PVT Joannes Ditmars
       [p. 69] 25 Aug 1777 mustered Flatlands Co. Foot (CPT Schenck), PVT Johannis Ditmiss

       Public Records Office - Kew
AO. 12 Claims, American Loyalist Index
       Ditmars, Dow       v.110, 157
       Note: A012 is apparently compiled claims from AO.13 that were considered valid. They were combined by states probably to easily confront state commissioners.

AO.13 Index to Claimants
Ditmars, Dow or Douwe of NY       bundle 94
Ditmars, Douwe, Jr.              bundle 24

[AO 13/24 Nova Scotia New Claims D-G] [p. 119] certificate: I certify that Douwe Ditmars of Anapolis Late of Queens, Co., Long Is, Prov. of New York was a reputable farmer and always behaved as a hearty loyalist throughout the late war. His son Douw Ditmars, Jr was an officer in the Militia, and so continued until the evacuation of New York and supported an unexceptionable caracter (sic) both in respect in loyalty and integrity. Paul Amberman son in law of the above said Douw Ditmars was remarkably acute as a loyalist and was therefore charged by me when superintending the Police with the exacting each man's quota of wood in the district of Jamaica for fuel and repairing the huts in that quarter; for these services he was paid; but the resentment of his neighbors left him no prospect of safety after the evacuation of New York. St. Johns, New Brunswick, Geo. D. Ludlow, March 30, 1786
[p. 120] certificate: To Col Thomas Dundass of Pemberton Esq Commissioners be - The Memorial of Douwe Ditmars Jr. Loyalist sheweth that your memorialist has ever evinced the finest attachment to the British Government and was amongst the first who suffered for their loyalty to his majesty.
       That your memorialist was entrusted with ammunition to distribute to the friends of Government by Gov. Tryon, which the rebels getting intelligence of, I was obliged to leave my family and went on board the Duchess of Gordon with his excellency and afterwards at his desire went on shore to the defense of the lighthouse. After which I was employed by his excellency as a spy to give intelligence of what the rebels was doing on Long Island. Upon the appearance of the fleet I joined his Majesties forces and served as a Volunteer. When the troops lay on Staten Island I was sent by the governor to order the friends of Government to be in readyness with their teams etc. when the forces landed on Long Island to bring off spies and get intelligence, during these excursions I made several narrow escapes, on the troops landing at Gravesend, Long Island I was appointed guide to that part of the Army when they moved to attack the rebels in their works at Brookline and continued in service until I embarked for Nova Scotia during which period I have rendered Government every possible service in my person. That your memorialist is known to his honour Lt. Gov. Fanning and others of the first character in this province who I make no doubt will attest to every circumstance set forth in this memorial. Your memorialist therefore prays you will be pleased to take his services and losses into consideration and order such compensation you may think they merit, and your memorialist shall ever pray. Douwe Ditmars
[p. 121] I Douwe Ditmars, Jr, late of Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, Province of New York but now of Clements County of Annapolis Royal, Prov. of Nova Scotia maketh oath and saith that he resided on Long Island from the 15th July to September 1783 at which period he embarked for Nova Scotia were he hath continued ever since and this deponent further saith that he was utterly incapable of preferring or delivering to the commission appointed by act of Parliament passed in the 23rd year of the Reign of his present Majesty ... [paraphrased] that didn't previously make claim within the established time frame (15 July 1783 - 25 Mar 1784) because he thought only real estate would be reimbursed. Douwe Ditmars
       Annapolis -- March 25, 1786 sworn to magistrate Labeled as New Claim, 18 Apr 1784, rejected May 27
[p. 122] Estimate of damage done Douwe Ditmars late of Jamaica, Queens Co., Long Island but now of Annapolis Royal, Prov. of Nova Scotia by his majesties troops N. York
       Two horses at £20 ea and a wagon valued at £15 entered the service when troops first landed on Long Island and never returned -              £ 55.0.0 total
              nine milch cows at £10 ea              £ 90.0.0
              one heifer                            £ 3.0.0
              one young Bul                     £ 2.0.0
       Douwe Ditmars, Jr.
       Witnessed by John Ramson, Farmer, Clements
                      Paul Amberman, Farmer, Granville

       New Claims A - C Paul Amberman (paraphrased)
[p. 4] certificate: Paul Amberman on first appearance of British fleet left family to join H. M. forces but was captured by Col. Robertson of rebel forces, put in jail and tried "for my life by a County Committee". He escaped soon after the trial and had the fortune of joining the troops as they landed. He "gave intelligence by importance to Genl. Sir William Howe". He then took up arms in defense of H. M. Government where he continued until embarking for Nova Scotia.
       Witnesses: Douwe Ditmars, John Ditmars, Capt. Richard Betts. Note the handwriting has been same as signer for Douwe Ditmars (see Previous claims) - later [page 5] an X is below Amberman's name. The signature for John Ditmars appears to be authentic as the hand is much sloppier.
[p. 5] Losses of Amberman formerly of Jamaica, NY now of Granville, County of Annapolis Royal, N. S.
       Fine for refusing to serve in the Militia              £ 5.4.0
       "To my being rob'd by a party of the King's American
       Regiment May 6, 1780 of cash in gold and silver”        £180.-.-
       Household furniture, Plate - and wearing apparel       £120.0.0
       Two cowes        £12 each                            £ 24.0.0
                                                        £329.4.0 York C--
       Wit by Cpt Richard Betts & Cpt Douwe Ditmars, both of Clements
[Back of p. 5 - p. 6] Declaration of Paul Amberman to Magistrate: formerly at Jamaica, Queens Co, NY now of Granville, Annapolis Royal, N.S. resided 15 July 1783 - Sep of year at Long Island when he embarked for N.S. Hadn't made claim previously because thought only Real Estate reimbursed. File Annotated New Claim 18 Apr 1786, rejected May 27.

[AO 13/94 Various Claims D.] [p. 55] Dow Ditmars late of Queens Co, LI, NY uniformly and steadily attached to HM person and Gov., and opposed to the measures of the American Congress. He joined HM troops on their landing on LI... rendered them every assistance in his power to suppress the rebellion... in consequence... he hath been indicted under the laws of the state of NY, and his real and personal estate amounting to... £3845 NY currency equal to £2162, 5 shillings sterling money of Great Britain... before the evacuation of NY by HM's troops for personal safety he removed with his family to Annapolis Royal, NS... by Abijah Willard and John Le Roomey his attorney, London 23 March 1784 N. 81 Charlotte St., Portland Place
[p. 56] Power of Attorney - I Douwe Ditmars, formarly of Queens County, NY... appointed my trusty and esteemed friends, Abijah Willard, Esqr. late Deputy Commissary, and John Le Chevalier Roomes late of the city of New York Esqr. ...- to get what they can.
       30 Dec 1783 Douwe Ditmars - his wax seal is no longer readable (it may have been a flower). Wit: Amos Botsford, Daniel Hammill
[p. 57] County of Annapolis, NS. 6 Jan 1784 before Justice of Peace Joseph Winnett, Esqr. appeared Douwe Ditmars, formerly of Jamaica, Queens Co., LI, NY, farmer, owned farm 200 acres with a good dwelling house, barn and outhouses and orchard within about 9 miles of the city of NY - £2300 NY money, at 8 shillings the Spanish milled dollars, also another farm in same Co containing 100 acres with a good new dwelling house - £750. Bonds upon interest here produced £794 all NY money. Total RE£3050. PE£794 (these values based on gold or silver previous to 1776. All had to be abandoned. Ram Ramsen and Paul Amberman persons of good faith and worthy credit, neighbors in Jamaica witness original deposition 7 Jan 1784.
[p. 58] Notarized 26 Jan 1784 by Amos Botsford.
Farm 200 acres of land with buildings and
improvements thereon at Jamaica, Queens Co.       £2300
Another farm in same County containing 100 acres.       £ 750
Debts due to him in bonds              £ 794
                     NY Currency       £3844
                            = £2162.5.0 Sterling
Marked as received 25 Mar 1784

[AO.12/110/p.157 Accounts Book] #245 - No 7 for 12 Aug 1783 Claimant - Dow Ditmar of Newtown, Queens Co, Long Island. Nature of Claim: 195 Timber trees cut by a Mr Herring for the Engineers Department valued at £195. Nature of Evidence: (paraphrased) only deposition by Mr. Ditmars, witnessed by George Rapalje and John Suydam of same County as he failed to obtain a certificate at the time the timber was cut or to have it valued. Apparently was paid £113.16.4. sterling
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with an Historical Essay by Lorenzo Sabine (Roxbury, Mass: 1864)
[1, p. 381] Ditmars, John J. of Long Island, NY settled in Nova Scotia, dying there 1829 at the age of 97
[2, p. 507] Ditmars, Douw of Long Island, NY. 1776 acknowledge allegiance to Crown & Sir William Howe. 1777 appointed trustee to provide fuel & other supplies for the hospital on Long Island. Later served as Militia ENS and as an “Addresser” of Commissary Scott.

Marion Gilroy, Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia (Public Archives of Nova Scotia Publication No. 4, Halifax, 1937).
Annapolis County Grants
Ditmars, Dowie              1784       Clements Twp       200 Acres       Captain
Ditmars, Dowie              1786       Clements Twp       495 Acres
Ditmars, Dowie Jr.       1787       Clements Twp       120 Acres
Ditmars, Dowie Sr.       1787       Clements Twp       72 Acres
Ditmars, Dowie 3rd       1787       Clements Twp       128 Acres
Ditmars, John              1787       Clements Twp       145 Acres
Ditmars, John              1801       Digby Twp       500 Acres
Ditmars, Dowe, Jr.       1784       Digby Twp       200 Acres       Escheated 1800
Ditmars, Dowie       1784       Digby Twp.       100 Acres       Escheated 1800
Ditmars, John       1784       Digby Twp.       500 Acres       Escheated 1800

The Annals of Hempstead, 1643 to 1632... by Henry Onderdonk (Hempstead, NY: L. Van de Water, 1878)
[pp. 91-2] letter to Mr. John Kissam, Hempstead dated Granville 4 Oct 1785: “... There are several Loyalists gone back to the States, and some glad to get back again by paying £100, some £500 as Col. Barton, old Mr. Ditmars and Mr. Jackson and his wife...” signed Edward Thorne

       Nova Scotian Marriage Bonds [partial]
18 Dec 1847 John Ditmars (security: Abraham Ditmars) & Mrs. Elizabeth Morse (widow)

       Anglican Records
Nova Scotia, Digby County, Digby [LDS index, microfilm 1,376,194]
20 Nov 1794 married Dowie Ditmars & Elizabeth Fowler
22 Oct 1801 married Abraham Low & Phebe Ditmars
12 Oct 1805 married Jeremiah Ditmars & Elizabeth Low
28 Nov 1805 married John Ditmars & Jane Vroom
27 Feb 1806 married John Roop & Mary Ditmars

       Nova Scotia Vital Records
Deaths [1864-77, PANS microfilm 15852-54]
[1801, p. 84] #100 Elizabeth Ditmars, female, age 75, married, born Clements (father was a shoemaker), died 1 Apr 1873 Clements of Caner [sic]; informant John Ditmars at Clements

Supplement to the History of the County of Annapolis... by Alfred W. Savary (Toronto: William Briggs, 1913)
18 & 29 June 1784 Muster Rolls of Discharged settled (Loyalists Moose River)
Dimars, Douwe: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 child over 10 years, 4 servants over 10 years, 7 total in family
Ditmars, John: 1 man, 1 woman, 5 servants over 10 years, 2 servants under 11 years, 9 total in family
Ditmars, Dow Jr.: 1 male

       1791 Poll Tax Rolls [from index, see PANS microfilm 13580]
Nova Scotia, Annapolis County, Clements Twp
[RG1, vol. 444, sheet 6] Ditmars, Douwe taxed £050
                     Ditmars, John, taxed £050

       1838 Census
Nova Scotia, County Annapolis, Clements Twp
#563 Ditmars, John H., Farmer: v. 449, file #2, p. 4; 2 males under 6 years; females: 1 aged 6-14, 1 over 14 years; 5 total
#626 Ditmars, Douwe J., Farmer: v. 449, file #2, p. 6; females: 1 aged 6-14, 2 aged over 14 years; 4 total
#627 Ditmars, Gilbert F., Farmer: v. 449, file #2, p. 6; 2 males under 6 years, 1 female over 14 years; 4 total
#640 Ditmars, Isaac, Farmer: v. 449, file #2, p. 6; males: 1 under 6 years, 1 aged 6-14, 3 over 14 years; females: 1 under 6 years, 2 aged 6-14, 2 over 14 years; 11 total in family
#655 Ditmars, John, Justice of the Peace: v. 449, file #2, p. 7; 2 males over 14 years; females: 1 aged 6-14, 2 over 14 years; 6 total in family
#656 Ditmars, John 2d, Farmer: v. 449, file #2, p. 7; males: 2 under 6 years, 1 over 14 years; females: 1 under 6 years, 5 over 14 years; 10 total in family

       1861 Census
Nova Sotia, Annapolis County, District 8
[p. 4] [line 21] D. Ditmars, 4 males, 3 females; 1 female over 15 years cannot write
       [line 26] Jeremiah Ditmars, 1 male, 3 females (1 aged 1 year)
       [line 27] Lemmia Ditmars, 2 males, 2 females
       [line 37] I. W. Ditmars, 2 males (1 aged 1 year), 2 females
[p. 5] [line 30] John Ditmars, 2 males, 2 females
       [line 31] Jeremiah P. Ditmars, 3 males (1 under 1 year), 1 female
       [line 33] G. Ditmars, 1 male, 2 females
       [line 34] Abe Ditmars, 3 males, 3 females (2 under 1 year)
[p. 6] [line 10] W. H. Ditmars, 1 male, 2 females
       [line 14] G. F. Ditmars, 3 males, 1 female
       [line 20] John A. Ditmars, 5 males, 1 female

McAlpine’s Maritime Provinces Directory for 1870-71, ... (Halifax, NS: David McAlpine, 1870; printed by Ballantyne & Company, Edinburgh and London)
[p. 427] Annapolis County. Clementsport.: Ditmars, Charles, merchant; G. F., excise officer; H. John; William, Captain
Clements, west: Ditmars, Abraham, farmer; George, farmer; Jeremiah, farmer; William J., farmer

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