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Willem Jansen Schutt

Birth
Ulster, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death
4 Jun 1722 (aged 74–75)
Ulster County, New York, USA
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He made his first appearance in Beverwyck records on August 22, 1654, when a burgess and citizen he bought a lot in Fort Orange, the central part of the village. A day later he purchased a suit and offered clothing for sale, beginning his career as a tailor there. He purchased more land in Beverwyck on July 27, 1657. Beaver skins were the chief product of the region, and his enthusiasm for the business brought him afoul of the law on July 15, 1660, he and others being charged with going into the woods or employing Dutchmen as brokers for trade there with the Indians. On April 20, 1661 he declared that he was about to depart for the Esopus (an early name for Kingston, New York, also applied to the area of the Esopus river, and finally a town east of Kingston). By September 11, 1663 he sold his house and lot in Beverwyck. The summer of 1663 was a trying one for him. On June 7 the Indians sacked and buried Wildwyck and took his wife Grietje and their child away. Sympathy was so great that when Jonathan Withart sued him for debt in July, the judge was lenient with him because of his situation in the sad war times. The story is not revealed about how she was recovered. This time he settled in Ulster County to stay, buying land in Kingston on January 30, 1671. On June 27, 1671 he conferred power of attorney for the collection of debts in New Albany. In 1674 he became magistrate for the town of Marbletown.
He made his first appearance in Beverwyck records on August 22, 1654, when a burgess and citizen he bought a lot in Fort Orange, the central part of the village. A day later he purchased a suit and offered clothing for sale, beginning his career as a tailor there. He purchased more land in Beverwyck on July 27, 1657. Beaver skins were the chief product of the region, and his enthusiasm for the business brought him afoul of the law on July 15, 1660, he and others being charged with going into the woods or employing Dutchmen as brokers for trade there with the Indians. On April 20, 1661 he declared that he was about to depart for the Esopus (an early name for Kingston, New York, also applied to the area of the Esopus river, and finally a town east of Kingston). By September 11, 1663 he sold his house and lot in Beverwyck. The summer of 1663 was a trying one for him. On June 7 the Indians sacked and buried Wildwyck and took his wife Grietje and their child away. Sympathy was so great that when Jonathan Withart sued him for debt in July, the judge was lenient with him because of his situation in the sad war times. The story is not revealed about how she was recovered. This time he settled in Ulster County to stay, buying land in Kingston on January 30, 1671. On June 27, 1671 he conferred power of attorney for the collection of debts in New Albany. In 1674 he became magistrate for the town of Marbletown.


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