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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
Historical Appendix: Progenitors L

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. xxv-xxvi of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Labatie

Jean, also known on records as Jan Labaddie), was a native of France and consequently his name was sometimes written "Johan Labatie fransman"; arrived on the "Arms of Rensselaerswyck," at New Amsterdam, March 4, 1637; journeyman carpenter; began service at Rensselaerswyck, Apr. 2, 1637, for the Patroon; received permission, June 15, 1647, from West India Co., to erect a house in Fort Orange, and to brew therein; was referred to as being in charge of the fort, in 1649; married Jillesje (or Jellice) Claes Swits, of Schenectady.

Lambertsen

Cornelis, came from Doorn, near Utrecht, Holland, arriving on "den Houttuyn," at New Amsterdam, Aug. 4, 1642; but although he sailed with Dominie Megapolensis, with expectation of continuing to Rensselaerswyck, his name does not appear in the colony, and probably remained in Manhattan.

Lansing

Gerrit Frederickse (Lansingh, Lansinck), was son of Frederick Lansing, came from Hassel, near Zwoll, Province of Overyssel, Holland, to New Amsterdam, with his three sons and three daughters, and probably settled in Rensselaerswyck about 1650. Gerritt F. Lansing was probably dead before Oct. 3, 1679, when his children executed a joint conveyance. Gerrit, the oldest child, was a baker, and had nine children, living in Albany, the last of whom was baptised Jan. 20. 1689.

Lassing

Pieter Pieterse (Lassingh), ran away from his master, Volckert Janse Douw, in 1659, to Hartford, Conn.; purchased a brewery of Harmen Rutgers at northeast corner Broadway and State st., Albany, in 1675, in company with Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick; was at Esopus in 1685; his son, Pieter, born in Albany, married there, Cornelia Rees, of Claverack, Oct. 28, 1704.

Laurensen

Laurens (Laurence), came from Copenhagen on "d'Eendracht" ("The Unity"), sailing in July, 1531 [1631?]; engaged to erect a sawmill at Rensselaerswyck.

Leendertsen

Willem, was referred to as "Willem leenertsz geelgieter" and as "Willem de geelgietter," or brass-founder; was employed on de Vlackte farm in Rensselaerswyck, from July 1, 1647. The name would signify Leonardson.

Lespinard

Antony, a baker at Beverwyck; leasing that of Jan Rinckhout, in 1670, with permit to bake for both Christians and Indians; made will Apr. 2, 1685.

Levy

Asser, a Hebrew trader of New Amsterdam, who owned a house and lot and did business in Beverwyck, 1661-65.

Lewis

Tames (Luwes), married Mary French and probably resided in Albany previous to 1700, as their child, Tames, was baptised there, Nov. 19, 1707.

Lievens

Jans, conveyed his house and plantation of 25 morgens, near Hell Gate, to Andries Andriesen, in 1657, and removed to Beverwyck. Harmen, probably his son, had a farm on Van Schaick's Island, at mouth of Mohawk river, in 1681; married Maritje Teunise, and had these children, baptised there or in Albany: Tomas, Feb. 24, 1684; Egbertje, Apr. 2, 1686; Pieter, Dec. 15, 1689; Rachel, Jan. 13, 1692.

Livingston

Robert, was the son of a Scotch clergyman, and for political reasons removed to Holland; came to Albany in 1674, and in March, 1675, bought land "on the hill," at the northwest corner of State and Pearl streets; appointed secretary of Albany, September, 1675, serving until 1721; married Alida Schuyler, Albany, 1679, she being widow of Rev. Nicolaas Van Rensselaer, who died November, 1678; petitioned for his first tract of land near Roelof Jansen's kill, Claverack, which was granted Nov. 12, 1680, and secured a deed for larger tract from Mohegan Indians, dated July 12, 1683, which patent was granted by Dongan Nov. 4, 1684.

Lock

Claes Hendrickse, was in Albany in 1665; owned a sloop in 1674; master of sloop "Sarah," plying Albany to New York City in 1684; married Cuiesje Hendricksen, widow, at New York, in 1671.

Lodewycksen

Thomas, a carpenter at Rensselaerswyck in partnership with Reynier Wisselpenningh; recovered 270 guilders in suit brought for building the baptistry, in 1658; built a sloop in 1661.

Loockermans

Jacob and Pieter Janse, two brothers, settled in Beverwyck. Jacob was there as early as 1657; commissioner to make peace treaty between Mohawk and Northern Indians, in 1664. Pieter came there in 1656; boatswain for Dutch West India Co., in 1658. A third brother, Govert, remained in New Amsterdam, and was skipper of the "Good Hope," on which Coorn fired when the vessel was passing Rensselaerssteyn, stone fort of castle, on Beeren Island, 14 miles south of Albany, July 1, 1644, because Peter Stuyvesant's man refused to dip his colors in recognition of the staple right of Van Rensselaer.

Loveridge

William, a hatter; bought house from Pieter Jacobse Borsboom on east side of Broadway (where crossed when Hudson ave. was opened), Albany, 1671; owned farm at Catskill, 1680.

Lubbertson

Gerrit, came from New York city; married Alida Evertsen, Albany, March 12, 1684, and their three children baptised there, up to March 4, 1688.

Luycassen

Evert, a baker at Beverwyck in 1657; bought land from Indians at Kinderhook, 1655, which he sold to Jacob Janse Gardenier, 1677.

Luyersen

Jacob, was in Rensselaerswyck before Oct. 19, 1651.

Lydius

Dominie Johannes, arrived in Albany from Holland with Dominie Barnhardus Freerman, July 20, 1700, officiating in Dutch church until his death, March 1, 1710.

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