Hope Farm Press & Bookshop
252 Main Street Saugerties New York 12477 845-246-3522
You are asked to direct interested people to this page rather than copying and pasting to various lists.
Home Page Ulster/Greene NYGenWeb
A WYNKOOP FAMILY BIBLE RECORD
From Olde Ulster Magazine
Miss Sarah B. Reynolds, of the City of Kingston, has courteously permitted OLDE ULSTER to publish the following family record in the Dutch Bible of an ancestor Cornelius Wynkoop; which translated from the Dutch is as follows:
' I, Cornelius Wynkoop, born in the year of our Lord and blessed Jesus Christ one thousand, six hundred and eighty-eight, the thirtieth day of May in Kingston, Ulster county. " At the age of 18 or 19 years had I the inclination to go and see other lands over the sea. So that I, the 28th day of May, 1708, went out of my father's house to intend to go to Karson, and on the 31st came to New York. The 18th of June I sailed from New York with skipper Phillip Sloo, and came that day just outside the Highlands, and the 22nd ditto, in the morning at sunrise, under convoy with five vessels and with a stiff west wind, the 13th of July passed by the line of the tropics, and on the 22nd ditto, in the morning we had a cape in sight from whence a French privateer came out of a corner and took us in sight of the island of Karson's, and we with our skipper, and also one of our men went on his vessel. The 26th, ditto, we came to San Domingo, a Spanish city on the island of Hispaniola. The 15th of August sailed out from San Domingo and passed the island Saboona Moona, in Porto Rico, and came the 21st to St.Thomas. In the 16th of September sailed from there with the Bermuda skipper named Joseph Faester and arrived October 4th again in New York. And on the 11th ditto I am again in Esopus by my parents and friends.
" On the 14th of December, 1711, was I confirmed in the blessed state [of marriage] by Domine Vas with Hendrica Nukerck, daughter of Arien Gerretsen, born 7 November, 1692.
Following this is a leaf underwritten. [This is lost.]
" On the 22 of August, 1712, on Friday evening about 9 o'clock a daughter was born to us and on the 31st of August she was baptized by Domine Petrus Vas and named Judickje, and my father and mother were witnesses to the baptism.
" On the 31st of December, 1714, another daughter was born to us on Friday about 8 o'clock in the morning and on the 9th of January baptized by Domine Vas and named Elizabeth, the witnesses were Arian Gerretson and his wife.
" On the 15th or March, 1717, another daughter was born to us on Monday about 9 o'clock in the morning, and on the 17th was baptized by Domine Vas and named Cornelia; witnesses were Jacob Ten Broeck and his wife. " On the 19th day of August, 1719, on Tuesday about 3 o'clock in the afternoon was born to us a son and baptized on the 16th by Domine Vas and named Johanis. The witnesses were Thomas Beekman and his wife.
" On the 6th of February, 1722, a daughter was born to us on Tuesday about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. On the 18th was baptized by Domine Vas and named Cathrina. Witnesses Dirck Wynkoop and Arrienantie Newkirk.
" On the 24th of May, 1724, on Sunday night at 11 o'clock another daughter was born to us, and on the 31st was baptized by Domine Vas and named Leah. The witnesses were Jacob Rutsen, Jr., and his wife Leah.
" 1726 about midnight between the 28th and 29th of January our daughter Leah went to her rest in the Lord after she had been very sick on the same day.
" 1726 on the 14th of August, about 1 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday a son was born to us and baptized on the 21st by Domine Vas and named Adrien. The witnesses were Jan Newkirk and Rebecca Hansee the second wife of Arian Garretson.
" 1726, 21 October, Friday afternoon, is our younger son named Adrien asleep in the Lord, after that he about two days less than ten weeks was out and had no health thereafter so long as he was in the world.
" 1727, 29th September, Friday, 10 hours in the mormng is again a daughter born and the 7th January was baptized by Domine Vas and named Leah. Witnesses Gerrit Nukerck and his wife.
" 1730, 5 April, Sunday, three hours after dinner is my one son born and on the 19th ditto, baptized by Domine Vas and named Adrien. Witnesses Cornelius Nukerck and his sister Leah.
" 1732, the 4th November, Saturday, at the break of day is my wife in travail of a son and is the day after, the 5th baptized by Domine Mancius and named Cornelius. Witnesses, Johannes Lametter and his wife, my sister Christina.
" 1734, 20th December, Friday evening, is my wife in travail of twins. On the 22nd a daughter was bap tized by Domine Mancius and named Maria; witnesses my brother Johannes Wynkoop and his wife Maria and the son is named Petrus, witnesses Jacobus Elmendorf and Margriet Cole, wife of my brother Dirck Wynkoop."
End of Wynkoop Bible Records
Table of Contents --- Whimsy --- Community Events --- New Releases
For ordering information, or to email your comments. . .
Hope Farm Press
Copyright © 1999 by Richard Frisbie -- All rights reserved.