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Anthony de Hooges

Male 1623 - Abt 1655  (~ 35 years)

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  • Name Anthony de Hooges 
    Alternate birth 1618  [1
    Birth Between 1620 and 1623  Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 11 Oct 1655  Beverwijck (now Albany), New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I31326  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2021 

    Family Eva Albertse Bratt,   b. Bef 9 Jan 1633   d. 1689, Hurley, Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years) 
    Marriage Oct 1647  Fort Orange (now Albany), New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    +1. Anna de Hooges,   b. Abt 1650, Fort Orange (now Albany), New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1688 (Age ~ 38 years)
    Family ID F18592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2021 

  • Notes 
    • From "Anthony de Hooges, Secretary of Rensselaerswyck, and His Descendants" (citation details below):

      The place and date of birth of Anthony de Hooges is not as yet known. He was younger than Arent van Curler, and van Curler was 18 when he came over in 1637. Van Curler was said to have been baptised Feb. 6, 1620; so de Hooges was probably born between 1620 and 1623, as it is unlikely that he was younger than 18 when he came over in 1641. [...]

      Mr. A. J. F. van Laer, Archivist of the University of the State of New York, writes under the date of June 3 and 7, 1935:--

      "Mr. G. Beernink, in his Biography of Arend van Slichtenhorst and his father, Brant van Slichtenhorst, p. 159, says in a footnote that a Johannes de Hooges was not only a shareholder, but also bookkeeper, of the West India Company, at Amsterdam. He does not give his authority for the statement and does not state that Anthony de Hooges was related to him. That, however, is quite likely and I assume therefore that Anthony came from Amsterdam." "The fact that Anthony de Hooges' only son was named Johannes certainly strengthens the supposition that the Johannes de Hooges mentioned by Mr. Beernink was his father."

      On July 17, 1641, Kiliaen van Rensselaer issued the following

      "Instructions for Anthonie de Hooges, engaged as under bookkeeper and assistant to Arent van Corler, according to which he must faithfully conduct himself, this 17th of July 1641, in Amsterdam.

      "Going on board at the Texel, with God's help he shall first of all see whether the people, who are to sail now for the colony, are on board ship, namely, etc."

      On July 30, 1641 Anthony de Hooges was on board den Coninck David, and commenced a journal of the voyage to America which he later sent to van Rensselaer. This journal is published in its entirety in the Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, pages 580 to 603. The boat had a long and stormy passage of four months. On July 30, the company on board den Coninck David set sail from Texel with about 35 or 36 other boats. On August 19th they reached Plymouth, where they stayed until the 30th. Setting sail again, this time with five other vessels, they passed the Madeira Islands on September 16th and 17th, and on the 19th and 20th passed the Canary Islands, leaving the other ships, except for one galley, there. By October 4th they were running short of water.

      "We began to look at each other. At last after some questions had been asked we decided unanimously that for the preservation of both man and beast it was necessary to go to the island of Christoffel [St. Christopher or St. Kitts in the West Indies] and continue our voyage after we had obtained a supply of water."

      They reached the Leeward Islands on October 16th, and anchored at St. Christopher on the 18th. Here they took on water, and remained until the 23d. On November 3d "At half past two in the night the wife of Govert Loockemans [Ariaentje Jans] gave birth to a daughter." This child was baptized as Marritje at New Amsterdam on Dec. 1, 1641. On November 29th den Coninck David sailed past Sandy Hook, where they ran aground on a reef which delayed them two hours, and finally anchored in the afternoon in the East River off Smits Vly.

      For a time, Anthony de Hooges stayed at the home of Oloff Stevensen van Cortlandt in New Amsterdam. He did not reach Rensselaerswyck until April 10, 1642. He was van Curler's assistant, at a salary of £150. a year until October, 1644, when van Curler returned to Holland. He was then entrusted with the business management of the colony until van Slichtenhorst's arrival on March 22, 1648. From then until his death in 1655 de Hooges was secretary of the colony and gecommitteerde (commissioner), for which he received salaries of £360. and £100. a year. He also received a salary of £56. as voorleeser (reader in the church) for a little over two months in 1653. He was also a deacon in the church in 1654. [...]

      In October, 1647, de Hooges married Eva Albertse Bratt, daughter of Albert Andriesz Bratt and Annetje Barents. By her he had five children, Maria, Anna, Catrina, Johannes and Eleanora. All of these children grew up and married, and had children of their own.

      Anthony de Hooges is thought to have died on or about Oct. 11, 1655, as his wages were paid up until that date. [...]

      According to Egbert Benson (Memoir read before the Historical Society of the State of New York, Dec. 31, 1816, p. 63) Anthony's Nose, the mountain on the east bank of the Hudson at the division line between Westchester and Putnam counties, was named after Anthony de Hooges. This statement has been widely quoted, but it is hard to determine at this time if it is founded on fact.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5933] Descendants of Albert and Arent Andriessen Bradt by Cynthia Brott Biasca. Wolfe City, Texas: Henington Publishing Company, 1990.

    2. [S5071] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Anthony de Hooges, Secretary of Rensselaerswyck, and His Descendants." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 67:4, Jan 1936.

    3. [S5072] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Bradt or Bratt of Albany and New York." The American Genealogist 24:231, 1948., year only.

    4. [S5933] Descendants of Albert and Arent Andriessen Bradt by Cynthia Brott Biasca. Wolfe City, Texas: Henington Publishing Company, 1990., year only.