Cornelis Barentsen Slegt1

#6537, (say 1622 - )
Relationship7th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family 1

Tryntje Bos b. c 1624, d. b 1684
Children 1.Hendrick Slegt14 (s 1641 - )
 2.Jan Cornelisen Slegt3 (c 1643 - )
 3.Jacomyntje Slegt+14 (c 1645 - )
 4.Annetje Slegt14 (1647 - )
 5.Pietronella Slegt+14 (s 1655 - )
 6.Mattys Cornelis Slegt+1 (s 1657 - )

Family 2

Elsje Janse b. c 1622
Cornelis Barentsen Slegt was also known as Cornelis Barentsen.1 
Birth*say 1622He was born say 1622 at NetherlandsG.2 
Marriage*circa 1642He married Tryntje Bos circa 1642 at NetherlandsG; (est. from birth of first child.)3 
before 1655He and Tryntje Bos migrated to New NetherlandG before 1655 (prob. between 1651 and 1655.)4 
2 May 1661He was one of three Magistrates for the Town of Wiltwyck, New Netherland, on 2 May 1661.5 
17 August 1676He left a will on 17 August 1676 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.6
Baptism28 August 1681He, the grandfather, sponsored the baptism of Maria Magdalena Slegt on 28 August 1681 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.7,8 
Baptism29 December 1681He sponsored the baptism of his grandson Cornelis Elting on 29 December 1681 at Old Dutch Church, Swichtolaer, Ulster Co., New YorkG; (also sponsor Engeltie Hendricd.)9 
Baptism15 January 1682He sponsored the baptism of Cornelis Jochemsen on 15 January 1682 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.10 
Marriage Contract*26 September 1684A contract for the marriage of Cornelis Barentsen Slegt and an unknown person was signed on 26 September 1684 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.11 
Marriage Bann26 September 1684Marriage banns for Cornelis Barentsen Slegt and Elsje Janse were published on 26 September 1684 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.12 
Marriage*circa October 1684He married Elsje Janse, daughter of Jan Jansen and Engeltje Jans, circa October 1684 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.12,13 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S663] Gustave Anjou, compiler, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records (New York: Gustave Anjou, 1906), I:33-34, entry for Tryntie Barentsen, wife of Cornelius Barentsen: Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, widower of Tryntie Bos, of Woerden, Holland, m. 2., after Sept. 26, 1684, Elsie Janse, of Breestede, Danmark, d. of Jan Jansen Breestede, and widow of Adrian Petersen Van Alcmaer; she m. 3rd [hw. "2nd"] Hendrick Jochemsen Schoonmaker (see Jochem Schoonmaker's will, dated Dec. 9, 1729).
    On July 23, 1664-7 [sic], Cornelius Barentsen Slecht had a deed of confirmation from Gov. Nicholls of 40-50 acres of land at Esopus (N. Y. Land Papers, I., p. 23) - Cornelis Barentsen (Borensen) "convicted upon oath and affirmance for taking of arms in a riotous and illegal manner upon the 16th of Febr., 1666, to awe, terify and supress his Majesty's English Garrison established at Esopus" "deserves to be put to death" but the Governor sentences him "to be banished for three years, giving him liberty to sell his estate at the Esopus."
    a. Petronella m., Aug. 16; 1679, Jochem Hendrick Schoonmaker, oldest s. of the above Hendrick Jochemsen Schoonmaker (see Jochem Schoonmaker's will).
    b. Jacomyntie m. 1., Apr. 29, 1663, Jan Barentsen Kunst (when she is called Jakemyntje Cornelis) and had a. Jannetje, bt. Febr. 24, 1664, b. Barent, bt. Jan. 30, 1667; m. 2., after Oct. 27, 1668, Gerrit Focken, of Ritsen, East Friesland, and had c. Hillitje, who m. Gerrit, s. of Cornelius Wynkoop and Maria Janse Langedyk (q. v.); m. 3., 1677, Jan Eltynge (Elting Roelofsen, q. v.) (*See Elting Roelofsen for Jacomyntie's children, and their marriages.), [and had] d. Jacomyntje, m. Henry Pawling; e. Tryntje, m. Solomon Du Bois
    c. Annetje, m. Cornelis Hoogeboom (q. v.).
    d. Mattys Cornelis Sleght m. Marya Maddeleen Crupel (Crispel), and had issue: a.Maria Maddelen, bt. Aug. 28, 1681; b. Tryntie, bt. Jan. 27, 1684, m, March 5, 1703, Matthys Mattysen, Jr.; c. Antoni, bt. May 25, 1690, m. Nov. 1, 1715, Neeltje Boogaard; d. Jan, bt. Nov. i, 1694, m. Aug. 6, 1716. Elizabeth Smedes; e. Cornelis, bt. Oct. 10, 1697; f. Petrus, bt. Sept. 21, 1701; g. Hendricus, bt. Dec. 22, 1706, m. Jan. 3, 1736, Zara Kierstede).
    Source: Ulster County Probate Records I:32-33 notes to " BARENTSEN, TRYNTIE, wife of Cornelius Barentsen. Testamentary disposition, dated Aug. 17 (year not mentioned), and written in Dutch." Note inserted "Baptism and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church at Kingston (Hoes 1891) show that at time of marriage (p. 507, No. 70) of Cornelis Barentz Slegt, widower of Tryntie Bos. and Elsie Jans, she was widow of Hendric Jochemz (Hendrick Jochemsen Schoonmaker no doubt) and not the widow of Adrien Peterson (Van Alcmaer) as stated at bottom of p. 33. It would seem that the footnote to p. 114, Vol. 2 is correct and that Elsie Jans m, (1) Adriaen Petersen (Van Alcmaer), (2) Jochem Hendricksen Schoonmaker, and (3) (as his third second wife) Cornells Barentsen Slecht or Slegt. See also Baptismal records in above which show that children of Hendrick Jochemsen and Elsje or Elsjen Jans were baptised as follows (in addition perhaps to others) : Hendrick and Volkert 17 May 1665 (Jan Jansen Van Breestee was a witness); Engeltjen 18 Mar 1663; Hilletie 30 Oct 1669. Therefore, if she m. Cornelis Barentsen Slecht after 36 Sep 1584 she could not have m. Hendrick Jochemsen (Schoonmaker) as his 3rd wife and had the above children by him in the 1660's. D.S.P.
  2. [S520] VWH, est. year from date of Elsje Janse's first marriage (1643).
  3. [S1352] Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1076-1916, manuscript on film, online, Nederlands Hervormde > Woerden > Dopen 1628-1672 > image 307 of 663, folio sheet 151. Anno 1643 Den 6 Maart. Jan, baptized, son of Cornelis Barents Slechtt and Tryntjen Mathys Bos.
  4. [S1353] E. B. O'Callaghan, The Register of New Netherland (Albany: J. Munsell, 1865), p. 128. Mrs. Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, midwife for Esopus, 1655. "Midwives in Holland, before being licensed, were duly examined by a board of Physicians. One of such licensed women was appointed Midwife to a Town or Village. This custom was transferred to New Netherland."
  5. [S1353] E. B. O'Callaghan, Register of New Netherland, p. 71. Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, one of three magistrates for Wiltwyck, 2 May 1661 (the others were Evert Pels and Albert Heymans).
  6. [S663] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records, I:32, citing Liber B., p. 262, and Translations of Dutch Records, Liber 2, p. 244.
    Testamentary disposition, dated Aug. 17 (year not mentioned), and written in Dutch [date est. on prior and subsequent documents- VWH]
    "Cornells Barentsen, her husband, co-testator" and herself "desire that the whole estate" "shall be inherited by the survivor" and at their deaths by "the children: Jacomeyntie, Hendrick, Annette, Mattys, and Petronella. "If any of the testators should re-marry, one half of the property is to be divided immediately among the children.— "A linen-chest made by Jan Jansen, which Petronella has, is above her portion (Een Kasse gamaakt door Jan Jansen" "voor linen kasse date Petronella voor uyt heeft boven haar portie").
    Wessel Ten Broeck Signed Cornelis Barentse Slecht
    Jan Heyndericksz by me Tryntye Tysen Bosch.
  7. [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. 14, bapt. 231. Maria Maddeleen, dau. of Mattys Cornelis Sleght and Marya Maddeleen Cruipel, bapt. 28 Aug 1681, sponsors Cornelis Sleght and Pieternel Cruepel. [The godmother was the second wife of Antoine Crispell, Petronella Dumond - VWH].
  8. [S676] Thomas G. Evans, "The Crispell Family of Ulster County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record [Crispell] XXI:II (April 1890): pp. 83-86. Hereinafter cited as "Crispell Family."
  9. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 15, bapt. 245. Cornelis, son of Jan Ente and Jacomyntie Slegt, bapt. 29 Dec 1681; sponsors Cornelis Slegt, Jochem Hendricse and Engeltie Hendricd.
    Footnote on Cornelis Slegt: "Spelled Kierstede in corresponding list in Vol. II," "Baptisms No. 238—3I2, all by Domine Johannes Weecksteen,were ?rst recorded by him in the latter part of the earliest book of records. He subsequently commenced a new record-book (the present Vol. II.) by copying therein the baptisms recorded b him in Vol. I. There are minor variations in the two lists, but we have deemed it proper to follow the original list of Vol. I., and to indicate in foot-notes the more important variations."
  10. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 15, no. 249. Cornelis, son of Jochem Hendricz and Pietronella Slegt, bapt. 15 Jan 1682; sponsors Cornelis Slegt and Tryntie Bos.
  11. [S1338] Donald C. Lockhart, A Survey of Four Microfilm Rolls of Old Dutch and English Records Held by the Ulster County Clerk's Office in Kingston, New York (Needham, Massachusetts: Nehoiden Press, 2011), p. 17. "September 26, 1684. Cornelis Barentsen Slecht & Elsje Jans. Appeared before me Wm D. LaMontagne, Clerk at Kingston the worthy Cornelis Barentsen Sleght widower of the deceased Trynntie Tyson Bos, bridegroom of the first part, and Elsje Jans widow of Hendrick Jochemsen, bride, of the second part, who declare having agreed in regard to marriage conditions in the following manner: 1° Their beginning be in the name of the Lord, Amen. Promise to observe the lawful marriage [wettelycke trouw]. 2° The estate, possessed by each, each party, on either side, shall retain, unmixed for the heirs of either party. 3° The married couple shall live on what shall be gained during their married life. And what, upon the demise of either one of them shall be then found to be in existence, shall be equally divided, and the deceased's heirs shall receive the just half. Only the bridegroom donates to the bride as a dowry or bridal present two hundred sch. of wheat or the value of the same. The survivor is entitled to keep the gains [winste] until death or remarriage, viz. that which is gained during the married life, provided a reliable inventory shall be taken [so that] the same [can] not be diminished. In case the survivor, remaining single, should need the same, no inventory need be taken, but after the demise of both the heirs of both parties shall equally divide. In testimony of the truth have subscribed to the present with our own hand, this September 26, 1684, at Kingston.[signed] Cornelis Barents Slecht This is the mark X of Elsje Jans, by herself [signed] Jan Eltinge [illegible signature?] To which testifies [signed] Wm DlaMontagne, Clerk. (Court Records, Book 5, old page 239; M1:686; V2:595-596.)."
  12. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 507, marr. no. 70. Cornelis Barentz Slegt (wid. of Tryntie Bos), of Woerden, in Holland, and Elsie Jans (wid. of Hendric Jochemz), of Breestee, both res. in Kingstouw[N]. First publication of banns 26 Sep 1684, no marr. date given. [(p. 500) Woerden is in the province of South Holland, on the Old Rhine, 18 miles E. S. E.; (p. 507) Breestee is the present day Bredstedt, a village of Sleswick, Denmark, near the North Sea and 24 miles W. S. W. of Flensborg]
  13. [S716] John O. Evjen, Scandanavian Immigrants in New York 1630--1674 (Minneapolis: K. C. Holter Publishing Company, 1916), p. 212: "Elsje Jans, from "Breestede" (Bredstedt), a daughter of Jans Jansen and Engeltje Jan van Breestede, came with her parents to New Netherland in 1636. She was married, on May 17, 1643, to Adriaen Pietersen van Alcmar, widower of Grietje Pietersen.
    ...After the death of Adriaen Pietersen, Elsje married Hendricksen Jochemsen, of Esopus. After his death she married Cornells Barentsen Slecht (Sleght), who was in New Amsterdam in 1662, and at Wiltwyck (Esopus) in 1664. Elsje had three sisters and one brother in New Netherland."
  14. [S663] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records, I:32-33; ""the children: Jacomeyntie, Hendrick, Annette, Mattys, and Petronella."