In “Random Notes Concerning Settlers of Dutch Descent” published in The American Genealogist (1953-1954) as republished in “Ship Passenger Lists, New York and New Jersey 1600-1825” compiled by Carl Boyer 3rd (2007), William J Hoffman writes that Van Laer translated the documents compiled by Dutch historian, Nicolaas de Roever. Hoffman translated and cataloged the original documents. Two quotes from his referenced article follow.
“The Van Rensselaers obtained many of the settlers for their Colony from the villages around Nykerck, where the family lived, a neighborhood in which the Rensselaer Farm was and still is located; also from near Huizen where from 1620 the rich jewelry merchant, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer had his country estate ….” Page 95
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