Matthis Blanchan1

#6555, (1606 - )
Relationship8th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Leonin Blanchan2 ( - b 1649)
Mother*Isabeau Le Roy2 ( - b 1649)


Magdaleine Joire b. c 1611
Children 1.Marie Blanchan+1 (c 1640 - )
 2.Maximilian Blanchan10 (c 1642 - )
 3.Elizabeth Blanchan+3 (a 1643 - )
 4.Mattheu Blanchan Jr3 (a 1643 - )
 5.Madalena Blanchan+3 (c 1647 - )
 6.Catarinen Blanchan+3 (b 1648 - )
Matthis Blanchan was also known as Mattheus.3 
Baptismcirca 1606He was baptized circa 1606 at Neuville-au-Cornet, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, FranceG.4 
Birth*1606He was born in 1606 at Artois, Pas-de-Calais, FranceG.4 
Marriage*15 October 1633He married Magdaleine Joire, daughter of Petrus Joire and Jacoba Le Blan, on 15 October 1633 at Roman Catholic Church, Armentières, France.5 
26 April 1660He and Magdaleine Joire migrated to New YorkG along with three younger children, their daughter Marie and her husband Antione Crispell from Amsterdam on "De Vergulde Otter" (Capt. Cornelis Reyersz van der Beet) on 26 April 1660.6 
before 7 December 1660He and Magdaleine Joire removed to Wiltwyck, New York, before 7 December 1660.7 
8 October 1666Matthis Blanchan acquired real estate at New York on 8 October 1666 and a house from Jan Jansen van Oosterhout.7 
7 June 1673Matthis Blanchan acquired real estate at Hurley, Ulster Co., New YorkG, on 7 June 1673 in a deed of confirmation from Gov. Lovelace for 63 acres.8 
Baptism25 September 1681He sponsored the baptism of Anna Louw on 25 September 1681 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.9 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [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: "Antoine Crepel, or, as the name is now spelled, Anthony Crispell. In Mannheim Crispell married Marie, daughter of Mathew Blanshan, another
    refugee from France, and soon afterward — April 27lh, 1660 — set sail with his young wife and his father-in-law, for the New World, in the ship "Gilded Otter ["De Vergulde Otter"].". Hereinafter cited as "Crispell Family."
  2. [S679] Robert Hovenden, editor, The Registers of the Wallon or Strangers' Church in Canterbury (England: The Huguenot Society of London, 1891, 1894), III:725; Marriage Contracts, 12 Apr 1649; "Marriage contract between Anthoine Blanchamp [Blanchant], son of the late Leonin and the late Isabeau le Roy, his father and mother, assisted by Mathieu Blanchamp [Blanchan], his brother; and Martinne Valque, daughter of Jacques, assisted by Jaque Valque [Valke], her brother, and Mahieu Marhem. Mention of land in Arthois belonging to the said Anthoine. Witness, A. Denis (Vol. iv., No. 220)."
  3. [S663] Gustave Anjou, compiler, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records (New York: Gustave Anjou, 1906), I:30-31, citing Secretary's Papers, Liber A, p. 114 and Translations of Dutch Records, II:122; entry for Mattheus Blanchan, testamentary disposition, dated 7/17 Sep 1665, in Dutch. "Before me, Mattheus Capita" "appeared the worthy Mattheus Blanchan, born in the village of Noeuville o corne in the parish de la paroise Ricame de la conte de S: Paul in the province of Artois." — Long religious preamble. "Magdalen Joire" "lawful wife, shall possess the whole estate" "here in America, as long as she remains a widow" also "all the land in Artois" "where the testator was born" and in "Armentiers and other places" she to keep the "three children, Magddena, Elizabeth and Mattheu" "minors" "until they reach their majority or marry." "When they marry, she to act towards them as she treated the two other married daughters, Catarinen and Marien." — After remarriage, wife to have only one half of the property, for the purpose of bringing up the three minors. — "Wife being present, consents to these conditions." Signed by the testator, and witnessed by Wallerand Du Mont and Pier Nuee."
  4. [S677] Blanshan Family in America, online, "Mattheus, born in 1606, is the immigrant ancestor (at least as far as is known) of all of the Blanshans in America. He was born in 1606 in the former province of Artois, France to Leonin Blanchan and Isabeau LeRoy and baptised in the village of Neuville-au-Cornet in Artois. He married Magdeleine Joire (baptized on October 27, 1611) from Armentieres...on October 15, 1633. Magdeleine was the daughter of Petrus (Pierre) Joire and Jacoba Le Blanc or Le Blan. Magdeleine was baptised Catholic (her sponsors were Bartholomeus LeBlanc and Magdalena Gruson), but Mattheus was a Huguenot."
  5. [S1369] Gwenn F. Epperson, "Magdalena Joire: A "Mademoiselle From Armentières"", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 122:85–87 (Apr 1991): p. 87. "15 Oct 1633 Cont. Mat., Mattheus Blanchart et Mag la Joire test. Petrus Joire et Michaele de estr. [Translation] 15 Oct. 1633 Contracted Marriage, Mattheus Blanchart and Magdalena Joire, witnesses Petrus Joire and Michaele de Lestre." Citing Marriages Roman Catholic Church of Armentières,1630-1736, FHL1,122,754.
  6. [S678] "Passengers to New Netherlands", Year Book of the Holland Society, Holland Society of New York (1902): p. 16; Passengers to New Netherland, 1654-1664; April 26, 1660. In De Vergulde Otter (The Gilded Otter), Captain Cornelis Reyersz Van der Beets. (New York Colonial MSS., VOL. XIV., P. 97.)
    Joost Huyberts, farmer, from Gelderland, wife and two children, 6 and 3 years old.
    Philip Gassier, farmer, from Calais, wife and four children, 23, 16, 12, and 3 years old.
    David Usilie, farmer, from Calais, wife and nursing child.
    Mattheus Blanchand, farmer, from Artois, wife and three children, 12, 9, and 5 years old.
    The wife of Jan Adriaensen Van Duyvelant (see under May 1, 1658, in De Moesman).
    Anthony Krypel, farmer, from Artois, and wife.
    The wife of Canster Jacobsz, from Hoesem, and daughter, 17 years of age.
    Willem Jacobsz, farmer, from Haerlem.
    Bastiaen Elissen, farmer, from Kulenborgh, wife and five children, 17, 14, 11, and 7 years old, and a nursing child.
    Gerrit Jansz Van Veen, farmer's boy, from Kulenborgh.
    Gerrit Aertsz, farmer, from the county of Buren.
    Gerrit Cornelissen, farmer, from the county of Buren.
    Cornelis Abrahamsz, farmer, from Gelderland.
  7. [S663] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records, I:30-31, citing Secretary's Papers, Liber A, p. 114 and Translations of Dutch Records, II:122; note to entry for Mattheus Blanchan.
  8. [S663] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County N.Y. Probate Records, I:30-31, citing Secretary's Papers, Liber A, p. 114 and Translations of Dutch Records, II:122; note to entry for Mattheus Blanchan: "a deed of confirmation from Gov. Lovelace to M. B. for 63 acres land in Hurley. (N. Y. Land Papers, I., p. 51)."
  9. [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. 15, bapt. 238. Anna, dau. of Pieter Cornelisz Lau and Elysabeth Blan Jean, bapt. 25 Sep 1681, sponsors Matys Slegt, Cathrina Blan Jean and Sara Kellenaar.
  10. [S680] Gary W Watson's Genealogy, online \\, citing New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Volume 122, April 1991, p. 85, "A Mademoiselle from Armentieres" by Gwenn F. Epperson: "(Baptisms Roman Catholic Church of Armentieres, 1640-1648, FHL 1,133,313), which reads: 14 August. 1642, baptizatus fuit Maximilianus Blanchart filius Mathei et Magdalenae Joire. Pubr Maximilanus Lalau et Joanna Cousmart. [Translation] 14 August 1642, was baptized Maximilianus Blanchart son of Matheus and Magdalena Joire. Godparents Maximilanus Lalau, and Joanna Cousmart.". Hereinafter cited as Gary W Watson's Genealogy.