Jan DeWitt1

#14131, (circa December 1700 - )
Relationship1st cousin 7 times removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Lucas DeWitt1 (s 1671 - 1703)
Mother*Annatje Delva1 (s 1674 - )
Birth*circa December 1700He was born circa December 1700 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.1 
Baptism8 December 1700He was baptized on 8 December 1700 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.1 
15 February 1702/3In Lucas DeWitt's will dated 15 February 1702/3, Jan DeWitt was named as an heir.2 


  1. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, compiler, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (New York: De Vinne Press, 1891), p. 60, no. 1203. Jan de Wit, son of Leucas de Wit and Annetje Delba, bapt. 8 Dec 1700; sponsors Tjerck Claasse de Wit and Barbara de Wit.
  2. [S663] Gustave Anjou, compiler, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records (New York: Gustave Anjou, 1906), I:65-66. "Myn oudste sooon Jan sal vooruyt genieten voor syn voorreght als Gudste Soon als hy tot syn Mondige Jaren is uyt de geheele Staat de somme van vyf pont aan gelt."
    "Myn vrouw Antie sal hebben d' geregte helft van alles wat overigh sal blyven te Weten van buys, Erf, Roerende en onroerende goederen En oock van t' geene my gemaakt is van myn vader, t'welck syn Testament sal uyt wysen."
    "Myn kinderen te Weten myn Soon Jan, En myn doghter f annetje. En t'geen myn vrouw Antie nu swanger van is, sullen de andere helft hebben te Weten van huys, Erf, Roerende en onroende goederen en oock van t' geen my gemaakt is van myn vader t'welck syn testement sal uytwysen te Wetten Elek syn part de eene niet meer als de andere."
    'Indien myn vrouw Antie Comt weder te hertrouwen Sal gehouden syn" "twe voogden te Stellen over de onmondige kindei-en" and to
    "leveren" to them "de geregte halve staat te Weten de kinders haar part."
    "Indien myn vrouw Weduwe of Ongetrout blyft so sail sy in t'volle besitt van de Geheele Staat blyven."

    (My eldest son Jan shall have, in advance, as his birth right, being my eldest son, when he reaches majority, out of the whole estate the sum of £5. — My wife, Antie, shall have the just half of the residue in house, land, real and personal property, as well as all that is coming to me from my father, as his testament will show. —My children, i. e., my son Jan and my daughter Jannetje, and my wife, Antie, who is at present with child, shall have the other half (as before). — If my wife should remarry, she is to appoint guardians over the minors, and to deliver to them one half part of the estate. If she remains unmarried, she is to possess everything.)
    Signed by the testator.

    Teunis Elissen (his mark)
    Teunis Tappen
    Jan Heermans Juer
    C. Bogardus

    (Cornelius Bogardus, Teunis Tappen, & Jan Heermans Junior, appeared before the Court, March 9/10, 1703/4, proving the will).