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Descendants of Hendrick Matthyse Smock (1998)

 

Generation One

1. Hendrick Matthyse1 Smock (1998)1,2,3,4 was born circa 1644 in Utrecht, Utrecht Province, Netherlands. He married Guertje Harmens Coerton (1999), daughter of Harmen Coerton (2439) and Aertje Gerrits (2440), circa 1668 in New Utrecht, Kings County Long Island, New York. He died after April 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.5

He was also known as Hendrick Mattyse Smack. He accompanied the immigration of Swaine Jansen (2864) in 1654 to New Utrecht, Kings County, New York; from Utrecht, the Netherlands. He bought land on 16 January 1665 in New Utrecht, Kings County Long Island, New York. His purchase was for plantation lot 10, containing 30 morgans (about 60 acres), from Jacques Cortelyou.6 He was appointed as the first magistrate (or constable) in 1669 in New Utrecht, Kings County Long Island, New York. This appointment was under the English following the submission of the Dutch powers to the English in 1664. He was further appointed magistrate in 1673, 1676, 1679, 1682, and 1689.7 He appeared on the census of 1675 in New Utrecht, New York; On the assessment roll. He sold a farm to Hans Hansen in 1677. He and Guertje Harmens Coerton (1999) became members of the Reformed Dutch Church under Domine Van Zuuren in 1678 in New Utrecht, New York.8 He appeared on the census of 1683 in New Utrecht, New York; On the assessment roll. He appeared on the census of 1685 in New Utrecht, New York; On the patent. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the King of England on 26 September 1687 in Kings County, New York. Thereon his name was transcribed as "Smack, Hendrick Matthysse."9 He appeared on the census of 1698 in Kings County, New York; "Freeholder of New Utrecht, with wife and four children." He relocated before 1706 and came to reside in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. He is listed in records as "Hendrick Smock, Assessor, West" in 1706 in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.

Guertje Harmens Coerton (1999) was born circa 1652 in Netherlands.4 She accompanied the immigration of Harmen Coerton (2439) on 12 February 1659; Aboard the ship De Trouw (The Faith) were "Harmen Coerten, from Voorhuysen and wife and 5 children." The ship was captained by Jan Jansen Bestevaer.10 She appeared on the census of 1698 in the household of Hendrick Matthyse Smock (1998) in Kings County, New York; "Freeholder of New Utrecht, with wife and four children." She witnessed (or was recognized by) the probate of the estate of Guert Coerton (2442) after 17 August 1701 in Bergen, New Jersey; Guertje Harmens, wife of Hendrick Matthyse Smock, is mentioned as "his brothers daughter" and Matthyse Hendricksen Smack as the oldest son of Guertje Harmens. She died in 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York.5

Children of Hendrick Matthyse1 Smock (1998) and Guertje Harmens Coerton (1999) were as follows:

She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Freehold and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1731. She was witness to a baptism on 28 November 1737 in the Dutch Reformed Church of Freehold and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey.


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