Capt. Martin Cregier1

#9379, (say 1620 - 1713)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis

Family

Lysbeth _____ b. s 1615
Children 1.Frans Cregier+16 (c 1638 - c 1666)
 2.Martin Cregier Jr.17 (s 1640 - )
 3.Tryntie1 Cregier18 (c 1643 - b 1645)
 4.Willem Cregier19 (c 1644 - )
 5. Trÿntje Cregier+1 (c 1645 - )
 6.Lysbeth Cregier20 (c 1647 - )
 7.Cornelis Cregier+21 (c 1652 - )
Capt. Martin Cregier was also known as Krygier. 
Capt. Martin Cregier was also known as Kregier. 
Birth*say 1620He was born say 1620. 
Marriage*say 1636He married Lysbeth _____ say 1636.1 
5 April 1643He on 5 April 1643 at New Amsterdam, New Netherland.1 
Baptism4 November 1646He sponsored the baptism of Jochem Lambertszen Van Valkenburgh on 4 November 1646 at Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.2 
4 March 1649He (then Lt.) Was present at meeting of the Council on 4 March 1649 at New Netherland.3 
19 July 1651He was present at a "solemn council" with all the Indian chiefs in the area on 19 July 1651 at Fort Nassu, New NetherlandG.4 
2 February 1653He was appointed as (one of two) Burgomaster at New Netherland on 2 February 1653.5 
5 December 1656He was commissioned as Captain on 5 December 1656 for New NetherlandG.6 
Baptism5 July 1662He sponsored the baptism of Elizabeth Cregier on 5 July 1662 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.7 
Baptism1 November 1662He sponsored the baptism of Dirck Hoagland on 1 November 1662 at New Netherland.8 
8 September 1664He was a signer of the Ratification of the Articles of Capitulation, surrendering New Netherland to the English on 8 September 1664 at New Netherland; Ratification of the Articles of Capitulation, surrendering New Netherland to the English.9 
Baptism29 October 1664He sponsored the baptism of Elizabeth Hoagland on 29 October 1664 at New YorkG.10,11 
Baptism31 January 1666He sponsored the baptism of Harmanus1 Hoagland on 31 January 1666 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York, New York.12,11 
1672He removed to Canastagione (now Niskayuna), Schenectady Co. (now), New YorkG, in 1672.13 
Baptism11 December 1678He sponsored the baptism of Susanna Cregier on 11 December 1678 (or poss. an unidentified Martin Cregier Jr.)14 
Death*1713He died in 1713 at Canastagione (now Niskayuna), Schenectady Co. (now), New NetherlandG.15 
"Martin Krygier, the first Burgomaster of New Amsterdam, having distinguished himself as a fearless warrior, and performed for many years the duties of an exemplary magistrate, retired, with his General, into private life. He finally settled at Canastagione (now Niskayuna) on the banks of the Mohawk, 'where the Indians carried their canoes across the stones.' In this retired and romantic spot, this brave soldier and good man laid himself down to rest in the early part of 1713. Though his descendants are numerous throughout this State, the original homestead at Niskayuna still remains in the family, a circumstance highly illustrative of the steady habits and domestic virtues of our Dutch citizens."15 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)

Citations

  1. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York: Baptisms From 1639 to 1730 (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1901), p. 15. Catharina, dau. of Marten Cregier and Lysbeth [no surname given], bapt. 5 Apr 1643; sponsors Jeurgie Roelofszen, Sergt. Hans Steyn, Thomas Welert, Jillis de Voogt, Tryntie Everts, Annetje Jans and Marritje Philips.
  2. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 21. Jochem, son of Lambert Van Valckenburg [mother not named], bapt. 4 Nov 1646; sponsors Marten Cregier, Jan Hartman and Lyintie Jochems.
  3. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland or New York Under the Dutch (New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1848), II:90. The Supreme Council in the countries of New Netherland consisted of three persons, namely the Director as President, his Vice and the Fiscal.
  4. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland, II:166. "The tract in question lay on the east and west sides of the South [now the Delaware] River...These the Indians now conveyed to "the grand Sachem of the Manhattans." For greater security and July better understanding, a solemn council was called at Fort Nassau. It was attended on the part of the Indians by all the chiefs of these parts; and on the part of the Dutch, by the Director-general, the Rev. Mr. Grasmeer, Isaac Allerton, Cornelis de Potter, Capt. Newton, Ensign Baxter, Isaac de Forrest, Capt. Krygier, and Surgeon Abraham Staets. The sachems, after a long and full explanation, in which they maintained that the Swedes had usurped all the land they claimed except the spot on which Fort Christina stood, presented the Dutch, "as a free gift," with all the territory extending from the west point of the Minquaas Kill to Boemties Hook, called by them Neuwsings; " the Chief, Pemenatta, only conditioning that they should repair his gun, when out of order," and give the Indians, when they required it, "a little maize."
  5. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland, II:213. "On the feast of Candlemas, or the 2d of February, 1653, Feb. 2, the Director-general [Stuyvesant] issued a proclamation, appointing Arent van Hattem and Martin Krygier burgomasters."
  6. [S1355] E. B. O'Callaghan, editor, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York (n.p.: n.pub.), I:646, Commission of Captain Martin Kryger (from the Groot Memorael, IV. [poss. XV.], 119, in the Stad Huys, Amsterdam.
    The Burgomusters and Regents of the City of Arastelredamme being resolved to send a Company of Soldiers to their Colonic in New Netherland, and therefore requiring to appoint an experienced and proper- person to command those Soldiers as Captain, the person of Martin Kryger was proposed as such to them, Make known: That they, on the good report rendered them of the fitness, fidelity and experience of the abovenamed Martin Kryger, have accepted, appointed and commissioned him, do hereby accept, appoint and commission him, as Captain, to command the aforesaid Company of Soldiers, and to employ them in New Netherland aforesaid, and wherever it shall be necessary as he shall deem most serviceable, according to the letter of instructions and further orders which their Worships shall consider good and proper; wherefore, we order and command all officers and soldiers belonging to the aforesaid Company to hold, acknowledge and respect the aforesaid Martin Kryger as their Captain, and, moreover, to obey all whatsoever he shall command them on the part of the aforesaid City for its service, for such is their Worships' pleasure. In witness whereof, the Seal of the said City is affixed hereunto, the 5th December, 1656. (Was signed) J. Corver. Having impressed the seal in green wax.
  7. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 65. Elisabeth, dau. of Frans Kregier and Walburg de Silla, bapt. 5 Jul 1662; sponsors Marten Kregier, Nicasius de Silla and Elisabeth Kregiers [sic].
  8. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 67. Dirck, son of Christoffel Hooglant and Tryntie Cregier, bapt. 1 Nov 1662; sponsors Marten Cregier and Elisabeth Cregier.
  9. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland, II:162. The signers were:
    P. Stuyvesant, Director General;
    N. de Sille, Councillor;
    Martin Cregier, Paulus L. van der Grist, Burgomaster;
    Peter Tonneman, Schout;
    Jacob Backer, President of the Board of Schepens;
    Timotheus Gabry, Schepen;
    Isaac Greveraet, Schepen;
    Nicholas Meyer, Schepen.
  10. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 75. Lysbeth, dau. of of Stoffel Hooglant and Tryntie Cregiers, bapt. 29 Oct 1664; sponsors Marten Cregier, en Syn hyisvr [his wife], and Hendrick Huygen.
  11. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, History and Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in America (New York: privately published, 1891), images online Ancestry.com, pp. 55-64. Hereinafter cited as Hoagland Family.
  12. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 82. Dirck, son of Christoffel Hooglant and Tryntje Cregiers, bapt. 31 Dec 1666; sponsors Marten Cregier and Elisabeth Cregier.
  13. [S1364] Austin A. Yates, Schenectady County New York, Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century (n.p.: The New York History Company, 1902), p. 30. "Captain Martin Krigier, (Crigier) leaving New York, settled on his farm in Niskayuna in 1672, ending his days there in the early part of 1713, aged about ninety years. The farm, or some portions of it, is still possessed by some of his descendants. He was the first burgomaster of New Amsterdam (New York); was a fearless and skillful military leader and an exemplary magistrate."
  14. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 135. Susanna, dau. of Cornelis Kregier and Anna Bordings, bapt.11 Dec 1676; sponsors Marten Kregier and Trÿntie Kregier.
  15. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland, II:554.
  16. [S520] VWH, Marten and Lysbeth were sponsors for the baptism of Frans Cregier's first child in 1662.
  17. [S1355] E. B. O'Callaghan, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, II: 248-249. Martin Kregier, Jr., signatory to the "Remonstrance of the People of New Netherland to the Director-General and Council," Aug 1664, requesting aid as "four of the English King's frigates are now lying in the road at Nyack, with six hundred soldiers, not only ordered hither by his Majesty, but bearing also commissions to all the Governors of New England (a populous and thickly inhabited country), to impress troops, in addition to the forces already on board, for the purpose of reducing New Netherland to bis Majesty's obedience." II: 676, "Mr. Marten Kregier, Junior, merchant at Willemstadt," commissioned to regulate the estate of Thomas de Lavall of Willemstadt.
  18. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 20. Tryntie, dau. of Marten Cregier [mother not named], bapt. 31 Dec 1645; sponsors Cornelis Van Tienhoven, Secrts.; Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlant; Ariaen Dlrcks; Sara Roelofs, wife of Mr. Hans Van Kierstede.
  19. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 17. Willem, son of Marten Cregier [mother not named], bapt. 28 Aug 1644; sponsors The Honorable Willem Kieft, Governor; Michiel ter Uyken, Fiscael; Capt. Jan de Vries; Mr. Hans Kierstede; nefens 3 Vrouws personen ["also 3 married women"].
  20. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 23. Lysbeth, dau. of Marten Cregier [mother not named], bapt. 24 Nov 1647; sponsors Gerrt. Vastrick, Augustyn Harmens, Rachel Vinge and Marie Philips.
  21. [S520] VWH.