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Re: Marsalis Roll Call
Posted by: Sharon Marsalis (ID *****6903) Date: March 28, 2009 at 06:55:16
In Reply to: Re: Marsalis Roll Call by Paul VanDenburgh of 50

The only thing I know about a Hendrick Marselis is a very brief bio in Munsell's Collection of The History of Albany, Genealogies of The First settlers of Albany.
This excerpt was included in the 1971 book A SEARCH FOR POLLY.

MARSELIS, Hendrick, was one of Melyn's colonists of Staten Island, having come over, probably with others in the New Netherland's Fortune in 1650. In 1654 he had a grant of a lot in Beverwyck.When Staten Island was attacked by the Indians in 1655, he fled with his wife and two daughters and a servant, and removed to Fort Orange, where he made a permanent settlement. In 1673 he dwelt "behind Kinderhook" where his son-in-law Matthys Cochraedse lived. His other daughter married Patrick McGregory.
He (Hendrick) acted as City porter in 1697, in which year he died about November. His wife was Tryn den Berg."

ASFP then says that Hendrick was possibly the first Marselis in America--before our Pieter van Marselis who arrived in 1661.

Then it states "his son-in-law Mattys COENREADS (Ten Eyck). Hendrick was married to Tryn (Tryntje), Catherine Vanden Berg. They had only two children, both daughters.
One married Mattys Coenraeds, the other Mattys Hooghteeling."


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