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Arien Willemsen Bennet

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Burial Flatbush, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 174285683 View Source
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Son of Willem Adriaenszen and Maria Badie.

Born in 1636 or 1637 at Gowanus, Kings County, (according to testimony on 14 Feb. 1664, he stated he was then 27 years of age, residing at New Utrecht).
John Reynolds Totten, "Van Der Beek Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 64, pp.229-243; 367-387 (1933): p.235; Index Chart, Descendants of Aeltje Braconie.
Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:197.

Married Agnietje Jans Van Dyck, daughter of Jan Thomaszen Van Dyck and Tryntje Agges, at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 3 December 1662.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 213. Arie Willemse, "from N(ieuw) Nederl(an)t", to Annetie Jans; witnesses: Mr. Paulus van Diepenbeeck, stepfather of the bridegroom, Jan Thomasze, father of the bride.

Witnessed the baptism of Maria Willemse Bennet , daughter of Willem Willemszen Bennet and Gertrude Van Mulheym, on 10 April 1661 at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, (sponsors Paulus Van der Beek, Arie Willemszen, Marritie Willems).
"Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.5- (1874-): 6:92. Marie; parents: Willem Willemszen, Geertruyd Van Wulm.

Member of the at Old First Reformed Dutch Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 29 May 1661 Arie Willemszen, from New Netherland. Witnesses: Willem Bredenbent, Aeltie Brackunee.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 20-21.

After his marriage he resided in New Utrecht, Long Island on property which his wife had inherited from her father. Adriaen also owned extensive real estate fronting on the bay at Yellow Hook (now Bay Ridge). On 29 May 1661 he was received as a member of the Brooklyn Dutch Church. He was recorded as a member and deacon in 1677 (according to Bergen, which is not in accordance with the published transcript the records [HYSB:1897:137] but does appear in that printed in Stiles, History of Brooklyn, v.1, p.428, of the records made before 1867 by Bergen). He served as Constable of New Utrecht in 1676. Ariaen Willemsen and associates of New Utrecht, in 1673 petitioned for land on Staten Island. If it was received, he probably never occupied it. In 1677 he also owned lots nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 fronting on the Bay and extending back to the present day Third Avenue at Yellow Hook. On 26 Jan 1681/82, he sold his Bay Ridge premises to Denyse Theunise and his New Utrecht house and lot to Hans Harmense Van Barkelo. He also sold his farm in 1681 to Carl Janse Van Dyck and moved back to Gowanus, where he had bought land on 14 Jan 1681 from his mother for 12,000 gl. of good merchantable wheat. The property was later known as the Schermerhorn farm at Gowanus. He is found on the Brooklyn assessment roll for 26 Sept. 1683 and was rated at 1 poll, 5 horses, 6 cows, 1 ox of 4 years, 4 oxen of 4 years (sic), and 3 oxen of 1 year, £109, 25 morgens of land £50; total £159. His name appears in the Dongan patent of 13 May 1686. He was a commissioner in 1687, and he appears as Adriaen Bennet on the 1698 census at Brooklyn with a family consisting of 1 man, 2 women, and 4 children. The last known reference to Adriaen was on 9 Feb. 1703/04 when "Adryan Bennet and wife Ananitie" sold to son Abraham land in the latter's possession bounded by that of John and William Bennet. He had previously sold land in Gowanus to Simon Aerson and Agias Van Dyck.
Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:198.

In 1664 Arien Willemsen Bennet resided at Gowanus, Long Island.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 114. Trijntie; parents: Willem Willemsen, Agnietie Jans (from Cujanes).

He and Agnietje Jans Van Dyck were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, in 1677 at New Utrecht.
David William Voorhees, editor, Records of The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York, Vol.1, 1677-1720 (New York: Holland Society of New York, 1998), page 361. Old Members found here in the 4 Villages in the year 1677. New Utrecht. Adriaan Willemsz Bennet and wife Agniete van Dijk, for Brooklyn.
Ibid., page 363. Brooklyn. New Members, either arrived with certificate, or received upon their acknowledged profession. Arien Willemsz Bennet and wife Agniete Bennet from Utrecht.

Deacon at Reformed Dutch Church, New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, in November 1677 (the first occasion in which an elder was elected at New Utrecht).
Ibid., page 199. Elections of Elders and Deacons, 1677-1706. The congregations at each of the four locations, Amersfort (Flatlands), Brooklyn, Midwood (Flatbush), and New Utrecht, each elected their own elders and deacons.

He and Agnietje Jans Van Dyck were members of the at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 19 November 1679 residing at Gowanus.
Ibid., page 337 Register of the Members from the Four Villages. 19 Nov 1679. Gowanus. Arien Willemsz Bennetsz. and wife Agniete van Dijk. At page 349, Utecht: Names of Members, left for Brooklyn, Arien Willemsz Bennet and wife Agnietje Jans (their names are crossed through).

Arien Willemsen Bennet and Agnietje Jans Van Dyck were members of the at Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 4 July 1680.
page 365. Arien Willemsz Bennet and wife Agnietie Bennet from Utrecht.

Elder of at New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, on 17 November 1680 in place of Daniel Verveelen.
Ibid., page 203. Elections of Elders and Deacons, 1677-1706.

Witnessed the baptism of Jacob Pietersz Staats , son of Pieter Janszen Staats and Anna Janse Van Dyck, on 4 October 1685 at Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses Adriaen Willimse, Anneke Pieters).
Ibid., page 440. Jacob; parents: pieter Jansen, anneke Janse; witnesses: adriaen willimse, anneke pieters.

Witnessed the baptism of Angenietje Janse Van Dyck , daughter of Jan Jansen Van Dyck and Teuntje Thijse, on 29 April 1686 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Arien Bennet, Anenietje Jans).
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 125. Angenietje; parents: Jan Jansen, Teuntje Tijssen.

Witnessed the baptism of Catharina Van Dyck , daughter of Carel Jansz Van Dyck and Lijsbeth Aersen van Hert, on 30 June 1686 at Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York, (sponsors Arie Willemszen Bennet, Agnietje Jans).
Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), page 174. Catharina; parents: Carel Jansz Vandyck, Lysbeth Aerts Vanderhorst; witnesses: Arie Willemszen Bennet, Agnietje Jans.

On 7 May 1690, Whereas the widow of Johannes Schaers being to remarry to Hendrick Tyssen and before the solomation of her second wedlock she has chose for guardians and overseers of her children procreated by her by her said husband Johannes Schaers, deceased, by name Christoffel Schaers, Heltie Schaers and Sara Schaers, to wit Adriaen Bennet and Cosenradus Vander Beeck...said widow is to pay to each of the said children upon th eday of their lawful age or marriage each 700 guilders in money, and also 700 guilders in like specie to Maria Schaers married to Wouter Van Pelt within two years of the date here of, and the eldest son by name Christoffel Schaers is to have 50 guilders more. Signed Hendrick Thyssen, Maria Schaers, Adriaen Bennet (mark), Conradus Vander Beeck.
Kings County, New York, Deeds v.1-4; FHL #1413189 (New York, New York, Salt Lake City, Utah: Recordak Corp.; Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957), Microfilm of original records at the New York Registers Office in New York City., 1:242. Settlement of the estate of Johannes Christoffel Schaers.

Witnessed the baptism of Adriaen Bennet , son of Jan Adriaensen Bennet and Femmetje Rapalje, on 7 June 1697 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Arien Bennit, Agenietje Bennet).
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 138. Arien; parents: Jan Bennit, Femmitje Bennit.

Witnessed the baptism of Arie Bennet , son of Isaac Adriaense Bennet and Magdalena Joosten, on 7 August 1698 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Arie Bennet, Angenietje his wife).
Ibid., page 139. Arie; parents: Jsaeck Bennet, Lena.

Witnessed the baptism of Angenietje Bennet , daughter of Jacob Adriaense Bennet and Barbara Verdon, on 8 September 1700 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Arje Bennet, Angenietie his wife).
Ibid., page 143. Angenietje; parents: Jacob Bennet, Berbara.

Witnessed the baptism of Jacob Van Doorn , son of Jacob Van Doorn and Maria Adriaense Bennet, on 27 April 1703 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (sponsors Arien Bennet, Angenietje Bennet).
Ibid., page 147. Jacob; parents: Jacob van Doorn, Marytje.

Witnessed the baptism of Adriaen Bennet , son of Abraham Adriaense Bennet and Jannetje Folkers, on 7 October 1703 at Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Kings Co., Long Island, New York, (witnesses: Adriaan Bennet, Agnenietje his wife).
Ibid., page 147. Adriaan; parents: Abram Bennet, Jannetje.

Adriaen did not leave a will, and there are gaps in the Brooklyn Dutch Church records during the period in which his children were born, so a precise record of his family is difficult to construct. The last confirmed record of Adriaen is 7 Oct 1703, when he was a baptism sponsor.
Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:199.

W. V. Ledley (NYGBR 93:199-200) assigns two additional sons, Willem (no. 8) and Cornelis (no. 13) to Adriaen Bennet, calling them "perhaps." No evidence that either existed has been found.
Ibid., 93:199-200.

Children by Agnietje Jans:
Tryntje Adriaense Bennet b. 3 Feb 1664, d. b 25 Jul 1748
Jan Adriaensen Bennet b. ca. 1668
Adriaen Adriaense Bennet b. ca. 1670, d. between 6 Oct 1742 and 17 Nov 1743
Maria Adriaense Bennet b. ca. 1672
Jacob Adriaense Bennet b. ca. 1675
Isaac Adriaense Bennet b. ca. 1678, d. 1710/11
Abraham Adriaense Bennet b. 28 Mar 1680
Angenietje Adriaense Bennet b. 3 Sep 1682
Engeltje Adriaense Bennet b. 26 Jul 1685
Antje Adriaense Bennet b. ca. 1687
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 114. Trijntie; parents: Willem Willemsen, Agnietie Jans (from Cujanes).
Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 94:35. #9 in the genealogy.
Ibid., 93:200.
John Reynolds Totten, "Verdon Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 64:105-132 (April 1933): p.118.
A. P. G. Jos van der Linde, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York: First Book of Records, 1660-1752, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), page 121. Anenietje; parents: Arien Willemsen Bennet, Anenietje Jans.
Thomas Grier Evans, editor, Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Vol. 2 (New York: Printed for the Society, 1901), page 168. Engel; parents: Adriaen Willemsz. Bennet, Agnietie Jans.
Wilson V. Ledley, "Willem Adriaense Bennet of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Some of His Descendants", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vols.93, pp. 193-204; 94, pp. 34-41, 107-114, 156-169, 205-213; Vol. 95, pp. 10-27, 155-165, 204-207 (1962-1964): 93:200, 94:108-109. #18 in the genealogy.

Bio includes data from The Brouwer Genealogy Database.
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