Johannes Westbrook and Magdalena Decker

    Johannes Westbrook was born in Albany, Albany, New York to Anthony Jansen Westbrook and Orsseltje Dircks. Johannes married Magdalena Decker in 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Magdalena was born in Kingston, Ulster, New York to Jan Broersen Decker and Heyltjen Jacobs. She was baptized 3 Oct 1666 in Kingston. His will was dated 25 Jan 1725/6, where it is recorded that he was of Knightsfield, and proved 10 Apr 1727.

Johannes and Magdalena had:

1. Orseltje (Ursulla) Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 6 Nov 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Johannes Hoornbeek in 1716 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, died before 1725/6.
2. Heyltje Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 25 May 1690 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Enoch Vreeland 30 May 1718 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
3. Anthony Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 17 Apr 1692 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Aaltjen van Etten 30 Apr 1714 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
4. Sara Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 10 Jun 1694 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Cornelis van Aken 30 Apr 1714 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
5. Johannes Westbrook, baptized 19 Jul 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, probably died before 1698.
6. Johannes Westbrook, Jr., born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 9 Jan 1698 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Antjen Roosa (the daughter of Arien Roosa and Maria Everts Pels-see Roosa family) 19 Dec 1715 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
7. Antje Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 28 Jul 1700 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Jacob Van Etten 22 Apr 1719 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
8. Cornelis Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 14 Mar 1703 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Annetjen Roosa 10 Apr 1724 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
9. Dirck Westbrook, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 15 Dec 1706 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Jenneken van Keuren 12 May 1728 in Kingston, Ulster, New York [1].

Sources:
1. Anjou, Gustave, Ulster County, New York, Probate Records, vol. II, ps. 112-3.
2. Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).


Will of Johannes Westbrook

"Liber 10, p. 422,-WESTBROOK, JOHANES, of Knightsfield.
Will dated Jan. 25, 1725/6, and written in Dutch.
"Myn Lieve huysvrouw Magdalena sall inte' volle besit blyve van myn geheele Staat geduurende De tyt van haar Natuurelycke Leven" (my dear wife, M., shall remain in possession of my whole estate during her natural life). "Aan myn Jongste soon Dirck als hy komt te heuwelyke Eeen goet parteen Een koegelyck myn andere kinderen gehadt hebbe" (to my youngest son, D., when he marries, a good horse and a cow, similar to what my other children have received). "Aan myn oudste son Anthony voortuyt drie Schelling voor syn Recht van Eerst geborene soon" (to my eldest son A. three schillings, in advance, as his right of primogeniture). "Aan myn jonste soon na syn moeders overleyde voor syn trouwe Dienst en goet paart En En geode Merry paart, Ende holl Koeyens" (to my youngest son after his mother's death, a good horse, and a good mare, and a (grazing?) cow). "Aan myn ses Kinderen met Namen" (to my six children by name) Anthony, Johannes, Cornelius, Dirck, Sarah, wife of Cornelius Van Aken, and Antie, wife of Jacob Van Eten "myn geheelle Staat (my whole estate) Elck van myn ses kinderen elck voor syn hooft betalen aan het soontie van myn overledene doghter Ursulla, genaamt Benjamin (each one of my six children shall pay equally to the little son of my deceased daughter U., called Benjamin). Wife and sons Anthony and Johanes appointed executors. Witnessed by Jacob Rutsen, Jr., Nicholas Roosa, Jan Hardenbergh, William Nottingham. Proved Apr. 10, 1727.
Source: Anjou, Gustave, Ulster County, New York, Probate Records, vol. II, ps. 112-3.


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.

Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
5 72 1666 Jan Broersen Maddelen Aeltjen Claes.
3 Oct. Heyltjen Jacobs Ariaen Appels.
Mariken Appels.
29 532 1687 Johannes Wesbroeck Osseltje Marietje Rutsen.
6 Nov. Magdalena Jans Derick Wesbroek.
35 647 1690 Johannes Wesbrook Heyltje The Father.
25 May (Wife's name not given) Rachel Bogardus.
Cornelis Bogardus.
37 702 1692 Johannes Westbroek Antoni Jacob Rutsen.
17 April Magdalena Jansen Marietje Ten Broeck.
43 810 1694 Johannes Westbrook Sara Mathys Mathysen.
10 June Lena Dekker Tjaatje de Wit.
47 914 1696 Johannes Westbroek Johannes Cornelis Decker.
19 July Lena Decker Elsje ten Broeck.
52 1013 1698 Johannes Westbroek Johannes Cornelis Dekker.
9 Jan. Magdalena Dekker Elsje Ten Broek.
59 1184 1700 Johannes Westbroeck Ante Gerrit Wyncoop.
28 July Lena Decker Catalyntje Oosterhout.
68 1387 1703 Joannes Westbroeck Cornelis Rut Blycker.
14 March Helena Decker Sara Rutse.
78 1607 1706 Joannes Wesbroek Dirck William Nottingham.
15 Dec. Lena Dekkers Grietie Rutse.

Kingston Marriage Register.

Page 509, Marriage # 84
1687, (Date of marriage not given)
JOHANNES WESTBROEK, born in Albany, and resid. here in Kingstoun, and MAGDALENA DEKKER, born and resid. in Kingstoun. Banns recorded, 12 May.

Page 529, Marriage # 312
1714, 30 April.
CORNELIS VAN AKEN, j. m., born under the jurisdiction of Kingstown, and ZARA WESTBROEK, j. d., born in Kingstown. Banns registered, 11 April.

Page 529, Marriage # 313
1714, 30 April.
ANTHONY WESTBROEK, j. m., born jn Kingstown, and AALTJEN VAN ETTEN, j. d., born in Horly (Hurley). Banns registered, 11 April.

Page 530, Marriage # 338
1715, 19 Dec.
JOHANNES WESTBROEK, junior, j. m., born in Kingstown, and ANTJEN ROOSA, j. d., born in Horly (Hurley). Banns registered, 11 Dec.

Page 532, Marriage # 357
1716, (Date of marriage not given)
JOHANNES HOORNBEEK, j. m., born in Horly (Hurley), and ORSELTJEN WESTBROEK, born in Kingstown, and both resid. in Raysester (Rochester). Banns registered, 23 Sept.

Page 534, Marriage # 388
1718, 30 May
ENOCH VREELAND, j. m., born in Gemoene-pad [2], and HEYLTJEN WESTBROEK, j. d., born in Kingstown. Banns registered, 18 May.

Page 536, Marriage # 404
1719, 22 April
JACOB VAN ETTEN, j. m., born in Horly (Hurley), and ANTJEN WESTBROEK, j. d., born in Kingstown, and both resid. under the jurisdiction of Raysester (Rochester). Banns registered, 22 March.

Page 545, Marriage # 524
1724, 10 April
CORNELIS WESTBROEK, j. m., born in Kingstown, and ANNETJEN ROOSA, j. d., born in Horley. Banns registered, 22 March.

Page 554, Marriage # 646
1728, 12 May
DIRK WESTBROEK, j. m., and JANNEKEN VAN KEUREN, j. d., both born under the jurisdiction of Kingstown. Banns registered, 21 April.

Source: Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).


Footnotes

[1] In the will of Dirck van Keuren of Kingston, dated 27 May 1742 and proved 22 September 1742, he lists a daughter "Janeke, wife of Dirck Westbrook". (Abstracts of Wills, Vol. III, 1730-1744, pgs. 371-2.)
[2] The present Communipaw, in New Jersey. See Ruttenber's "Indian Tribes of Huson's River," p. 376.


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