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Dirck Jansen Van der Vliet

Male Abt 1612 - Aft 1680  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Dirck Jansen Van der Vliet  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1612  Nederhemert, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1613  Nederhemert, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aft Jan 1680  Flatbush, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death Aft 29 May 1689  Flatbush, Kings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8075  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2016 

    Family Lÿnke Aerts,   d. Bef 1647, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jul 1642  Well, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Hendrickje Van Der Vliet,   b. Bef 3 Apr 1643, Well, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Apr 1694  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F3023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Dirck Jansz Van der Vliet.

      Emigrated 1663 on de Bonte Koe (the Spotted Cow).

      "Commissioned 25 Oct 1673 as Ensign of the Amersfor (Flatbush) militia under Capt. Elbert (Stoothof) and Lieut. Roelif (Schenk)." (Perry Streeter)

      From Teunis G. Bergen, Register, in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y., From its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700, New York, 1881:

      "Settled in Flatbush, where he obtained Nov. 24, 1654 [sic -- this must actually mean 24 Nov 1664] a patent for 25 morgens, as per Col. Man. On assessment rolls of Flatbush of 1675, '76, and '83; magistrate in 1679, '80, and '81; member of the Reformed Dutch church in 1677 and deacon in 1680; on Gov. Andros's patent for the New Lotts of 1677; and took the oath of allegiance in said town in 1687. Jan 15, 1679/80, he and his w. Gerrtje made a joint will, which is recorded on page 95 of Lib. AA of Flatbush records."

      From Perry Streeter, "Dirck Jansz Van der Vliet of Flatbush, New York," 1999, 2003:

      "DIRCK JANSZ VAN DER VLIET was probably born in Nederhemert, just west of Well, a village on the south side of the Bommelerwaard in Gelderland, Netherlands in 1612/13; he died Flatbush (now Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island), New York after January 1679/80 when he made his will there. Dirck was married three times in Well: 'Dirck Jansen van der Vliet, j.g. van Nederhemert [and] Catelÿn Aerts, j.d. te Wel' 17 July 1642; 'Dirck Jansen van de Vliet, wedr van Lÿnke Aerts [and] Huybert Geeritsen, j.d., beiden te Well,' 10 January 1647; 'Dirck Jansz, van der Vliet, wedr van Huÿbertgen Gerrits, te Wel, [and] Geertgen Gerrits, j.d. te Wel,' 21 May 1654.

      "The West India Company account book...shows that 16 April 1663 Dirck Jansen Van Vliet [sic] was charged for the passage on de Bonte Koe of his wife Grietje [sic] Gerrits and two children 9 and 4 years old (Book KK, p. 74; HSYB 1902: 25). When Dirck took the oath of allegiance in 1687 he stated he was in the country 23 years, as did his sons Jan (DHNY 1:659), but it is likely that both should have said 24 years, and that Dirck arrived shortly before the rest of his family.

      "The two children on de Bonte Koe must have been Jan and Hendrick; Herske (Hendrickie) apparently came over at another time, while Gerrit remained behind and Gerardus must have died young. The immediate descendants of Dirck Jansz Van der Vliet can be traced in Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings County; none of the later accounts of the family are worth mentioning."

      From the Find a Grave entry for Dirck Jansz Van der Vliet:

      "The Dutchman Dirck Janse is the progenitor of the Vliet family in the United States. The 'Van Der' portion of the name was dropped by his sons prior to 1700. The Vliet family is distinct from the Van Vliet family that kept the 'Van', meaning that the Vliets and the Van Vliets are two different families.

      "For Van Vliet family genealogies see, 'A Genealogy of the van Vliet Family in America', by Allison van Vliet Dunn, circa 1970. For Vliet family genealogies see, 'Some of the Vliet Family of New Jersey', by Claire Ackerman Vliet, 1946.

      "The Van Der Vliet and Vliet family relationship proof was obtained through DNA analysis. The analysis may be viewed on the Internet at: http://www.halcyondays.com/flatt/. There is more information about Vliet family DNA at:
      http://www.familytreedna.com/public/flattfleetvliet/default.aspx?/publicwebsite.aspx."

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Jerre Chumley, "Descendants of John Nelson and Hendrickje Van Der Vliet". 12 Oct 2005.

    2. [S203] "Dirck Jansz Van der Vliet of Flatbush, New York," by Perry Streeter, 1999, 2003.

    3. [S1139] Ancestral Lines, Third Edition: 206 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California: 1998.