Nicholas Verleth1

#14212, (say 1624 - 1675)
Father*Caspar Verleth1 (s 1592 - 1662)
Mother*Judith Tintenier1 (s 1595 - )


Susanna Jillis b. c 1628, d. b 1656
Children 1.Abraham Verleth8 (c 1650 - )
 2.Susannah Verleth9 (c 1652 - )
Birth*say 1624He was born say 1624.1 
Marriage*circa 1648He married Susanna Jillis circa 1648.2 
16 November 1655Nicholas Verleth became Judith van Beeck's guardian on 16 November 1655.3 
Baptism14 September 1664He sponsored the baptism of Vrouwtje Claesen Kuyper on 14 September 1664 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.4 
Baptism16 April 1666He sponsored the baptism of Joanna Idens Van Vorst on 16 April 1666 at Dutch Reformed Church, Bergen (now Jersey City), New Netherland.5 
Baptism5 September 1669He sponsored the baptism of Samuel Bayard on 5 September 1669 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York, New York.6 
Death*1675He died in 1675 at New JerseyG.7 
"Nicholas Varleth or Varlet, was a man of note. The first his name appears in the records of New Netherlands is December 9, 1652. From this time his success was remarkable. October 14, 1656, having lost his wife, he married Aima, the sister of Governeur Stuyvesant, and widow of Samuel Bayard. April 7, 1657, he was appointed Commissary of Imports and Exports; April 17, 1657, he was admitted to the rights of a small burgher; April 23, 1658, became ''collector," also "Farmer of Duties on Exports and Imports to and from New England and Virginia." In the same year being " an old and suitable person," he was invested with the "Great Burgher Eight," and appointed "Searcher and Inspector," and "Commissary of the Company's Stores." February 27, 1660, he was sent with Brian Newton as ambassador to Virginia, "to condole the death of Gov. Matthews, to propose a league ofiensive and defensive against the Indians, to conclude a commercial treaty, and to request permission to enlist" men for the New Netherland army (N. Y. Col. MSS.), ix. 101; was named a commissioner to agree on terms of capitulation, September 6, 1664; appointed captain of the militia in Bergen, Gamoenepan, Ahasimus, and Hooboocken, October 6, 1665; on the same day a member of the court at Bergen, and on the first of November following a member of Carteret's Council. These positions he continued to hold for several years. He died in the summer of 1675.
"In the patent from Cartaret, this tract is said to contain 276 acres. At what time Varlet obtained possession of it is not known, but it was previous to March, 1656, N. Y. Col. MSS., vi. 347. He received a patent for it, said to contain 138 morgens, February 5, 1663. He left two children, Abraham and Susanna."7 


  1. [S1349] Mrs. Russel Hastings, contributor, "The Deposition of Judith Varlet", with additional material by William J Hoffman, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 71 (Apr 1940): "The following deposition [dated 19 Feb 1709/10] by Judith Varlet, the wife of Col. Nicholas Bayard, is taken from a manuscript owned by the New York Public Library, which has kindly given permission for publication.
    The diposition of Mrs Judy Varlet the wife of Coll°. Bayard, being deposed uppon the Holy Evangelist, Saith—-—
    That now about fifty nine yeares ago the said deponant came from holland to New York then called New Amsterdam, in a certaine Ship called the Fortune; she the Deponant being then about fifteen years of age ;-—-
    That at the same time in said ship likewise came over this deponants Brother Nicholas Varlet and Susanna his Wife who are both since dead;—-
    That some time in the month of December A.D. 1650, this deponant was present when the said Susanna the wife of hur depont said brother, was delivered in Child Bedd of a Son, on board of Shipp in a great storme, some few days before the Shipp arrived at or made a place called Martins Vinyard in New England, and that the mariners computed that said Shipp was within soundings of the Maine Land of said Martins Vinyard at the time of said Childs birth; That some few days after said Shipps departure from Martins Vinyard, they arrived at New York, then called New Amsterdam, where the said young born son was baptised by the dutch Minister Mr Megapolensis and named Abraham :--.
  2. [S1138] Edwin R. Purple, Contributions to the History of Ancient Families of New Amsterdam and New York (New York: privately printed, 1881), p. 81-82.
  3. [S2456] "Extracts from Dutch Documents Bound in a Book Labelled 'Original Records of Burgomasters and Orphan Masters'", Year Book of the Holland Society of New York (1900): p. 111. Entry on 16 Nov 1655. "Meeting of Burgomasters in their quality of Orphanmasters : Appoint as guardians of child of Johannis Van Beeck, his brother Joost Van Beeck, and the widow's brother Nicolaes Verleth."
  4. [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. 74. Vrouwtje, dau. of Claes Janszen and Annetje Cornelis, bapt. 14 Sep 1664; sponsors Nicholaes Verleth and Marritie Jacobs Varrivanger.
  5. [S1134] "Bergen Records (1st Book)", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1913): p. 20, no. 3. Joanna, dau. of Jde van voorst and Hellitje Jans, bapt. 16 Apr 1666; sponsors Sr. N. Varlet, Cornel Klopper and Jannetje Steynmets.
  6. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 95. Samuel, son of Nicolaes Baÿard and Judith Verleths [sic], bapt. 5 Sep 1669; sponsors Nicolaes Verleth and Anna Stúyvesant.
  7. [S1132] Charles H. Winfield, History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N. J. 1609–1871 (New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1872), p. 39.
  8. [S1171] Thomas Grier Evans, Records of the RDC in NY: Baptisms 1639–1730, p. 28. Abraham, son of Nicolaes Verleth. bapt. 1 Jan 1651; sponsors Abraham Verleth, Francois Heyblom and Judith Verleth.
  9. [S2064] Howard S. F. Randolph, "The House of Truax", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1926-1928): LVII: 217-218.