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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Jacobus Van Dyck

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 175-176 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

[The original version uses assorted typographical symbols to represent footnotes. To improve legibility, the online version uses the form (page number - note number.)]

He was son of Cornelis Van Dyck, "Chirurgeon" of Albany, and grandson of Hendrick Van Dyck, schout fiscaal at New Amsterdam under Stuyvesant's administration. Having studied medicine with his father, he settled in Schenectady where he practiced his profession until his death. He married Jacomyntje, daughter of Johannes Sanderse Glen, Oct. 25, 1694, and had two children, — Elizabeth and a son Cornelis who followed his father's profession, and inherited his possessions.

Dr. Van Dyck was surgeon of the fort at Schenectady at one shilling a day.

His house lot, 153 feet front and 105 feet deep, was on the west side of Church street, 106 feet north from State street. This lot was sold to him July 7, 1713, by Jan Baptist Van Eps for 10 pounds [$25], and is described in the deed as "bounded east by the street [Church] 153 feet, south by the lot of the heirs of Andries Bratt, now in possession of Harmanus Vedder, 101 feet, — west by lot of heirs of Andries Bratt, now in possession of Arent Bratt 145 feet, and north by the lot of Reyer Schermerhorn, now in possession of Helmus Veeder, 109 feet… eleven inches to the foot, — of which said Van Dyke has had possession since 1698." (176-1)

Notes

(176-1) H. Yates' Papers; Deeds, V, 217.

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