Elizabeth Cornelis1

#14174, (between 1622 and 1630 - circa 22 January 1707)

Family 1

Marcus Pieterszen b. bt 1622 - 1630, d. b 1659

Family 2

Gerrit Hendrickszen b. s 1624, d. b 1663

Family 3

Guert Gerrits b. bt 1620 - 1630, d. c 1697
Elizabeth Cornelis was also known as Lysbeth. 
Randolph, in "Tryntje Jacobs and Her Four Husbands" says (p. 266) "Elizabeth Cornelis apparently had children by herfirst marriage (MOM-I-244), but none by her second or third." This citation, however, is ambiguous.2 
Her married name was Pieterszen.3 
Her married name was Hendrickszen.1 
Her married name was Gerrits.1 
Birth*between 1622 and 1630She was born between 1622 and 1630.1 
Marriage*between 1643 and 1651She married Marcus Pieterszen between 1643 and 1651.3 
Marriage*2 October 1659She married Gerrit Hendrickszen on 2 October 1659 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.3,1 
Baptism5 September 1663She sponsored the baptism of Caspar Steynmets on 5 September 1663 at New Netherland.4 
Marriage*19 October 1664She married Guert Gerrits, son of Gerrit _____ and ____ _____, on 19 October 1664 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York, New York.5,1 
Baptism10 September 1671She sponsored the baptism of Dirck Straatemaker on 10 September 1671 at New York.6 
1688She left a will in 1688 at Bergen, New Jersey.7 
Death*circa 22 January 1707She died circa 22 January 1707 at New JerseyG.1,8 
Burial*24 January 1707She was buried on 24 January 1707 at New Jersey.8 


  1. [S1344] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Tryntje Jacobs and Her Four Husbands", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 56:3 (Jul 1925): p. 266.
  2. [S1345] Berthold Fernow, editor, The Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam 1655 to 1663 (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902), p. 244. Monday, 18 Jun 1663, at City Hall.
    Lysbet Cornells, widow of Gerrit Hendricksen van Hardenwyck, coming in is asked, whether she and her late husband had made a testament. She answers, that on the day before his death she had asked her husband, whether he did not intend to leave something to her or to his children, whereupon he said, it was not necessary, as the property of their mother [Ytie Jans] was settled on the children and if there were a surplus, she and the children should share equally. As upon the death of said Gerrlt Hendricksen's first wife Hendrlck Hendricksen Ode and Pieter van Couwenhoven have been made guardians of the children, they are now continued.

    [See Court Proceeding of 17 Oct 1659, appearance of Gerrit Hendrickszen. There is some ambiguity in the phrase "to her or to his children" possibly meaning "her children" and "his children" but this is not likely. The guardians "continued" were those appointed for Gerrit's children only. VWH]
  3. [S666] Samuel S. Purple, editor, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York: Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801 (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1890), p. 24. Gerrit Hendrickszen, wid. of Ytie Jans, and Lysbeth Cornelis, wid. of Marcus Pieterszen, 2 Oct 1659.
  4. [S1344] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Tryntje Jacobs and Her Four Husbands", 257–258.
  5. [S666] Samuel S. Purple, Records of the RDC in NY Marriages 1639-1801, p. 30. Geurt Gerritszen, j. m.Van Zutphen, en Lysbeth Cornelis, Wed. Gerrit Hedrickszen, 19 Oct 1664.
  6. [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. 103. Dirck, son of Jan Dirckszen and Geesie Gerrits, bapt. 10 Sep 1671; sponsor Lysbeth Cornelis.
  7. [S1344] Howard S. F. Randolph, "Tryntje Jacobs and Her Four Husbands", p. 266, citing N. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll. 1892-280. "In 1688 they made a joint will before Claas Arentsen Tours in Bergen, N. J., “testator sicke in body and the testatrix in health going and standing.” In this will they mention the testator’s sister Geesie Gerrits; Antie Jans, daughter of Jan Dircksen Stratenmaker and Geesje Gerrits; Elizabeth Ottose, daughter of Otto Gerritsen (Elizabeth Cornelis’ step-son) and Engeltie Pieterse; and the children of the testator’s sister Janettie Gerritse, “seven in number,” namely, Johannes, Gerritse, Antie, Christofells, Urselina, Mary and Benjamin Stymetts. This list of the children of Caspar Steynmets is most interesting, as it does not include Altje (No. 5 ), or Caspar (No. 9), who had probably died, and it calls Joanna (No. 11) “Mary.” But in spite of his illness Guert lived on until Feb. 28, 1697, and his widow died Jan. 24, 1707. [Other citations omitted]
  8. [S1135] "Bergen Records (3rd Book)", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1915): p. 33, bur. no. 200, 24 Jan 1707. Lysbeth Gerrits, wid. of Guert Gerritsen, at Bergen.