The Dutch families of Losee, Koeck, Denton & Brush in New York, mid 1600's



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Richard Denton, father and sons (Samuel, Richard, Nathaniel & Daniel /historian/ & Thos Ireland & Urs Washburn.) and several of his parishion­ers, aggrieved at the limited franchises granted the town of Stamford by the New Haven Colony, left the jurisdiction of England and took up land under the Dutch Government on the south side of Long Island. They named the town Hempstead after Hummel Hempstead, a town near London, England, where some of the people came from. Denton became the first min­ister of Hempstead and is said to have been the founder of Presbyterianism in America. He had been ordained in the Church of England but was won over to the Puritan side. In L.I. he did not please a large part of the settlers, many of whom had been accustomed to forms of language and style very different from his and they were so widely scat­tered that they could not readily attend church at one place. By 1650 the orders to attend church could not be enforced and his wages were not paid”

Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors /Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe p 110

1644 abt of Bushwick, L.I., NY Cornelius Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh Later he married

Geertje Denton of Jamaica & Oyster Bay, N.Y. Daughter of Richard Denton Jr.

Cornelius took an oath of allegiance as a native of Bushwick in 1687.

Still living in 1742, of Oyster Bay, Nassau, N.Y.

[Other sources say he was born 1654 or 1664 - see Cornelius birth entries -1654 & 1664]

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1650 Long Island, NY. “The Rev. Richard Denton[Sr] of Catherine Hall, Yorkshire, England

“…took up land under the Dutch Government on the south side of Long Island. They named the town Hempstead ... In L.I. he did not please a large part of the settlers, many of whom had been accustomed to forms of language and style very different from his and they were so widely scat­tered that they could not readily attend church at one place. By 1650 the orders to attend church could not be enforced and his wages were not paid”



Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors /Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe p 110

1651 Bushwick Long Island, NY, "Cornelius Losee took an oath of allegiance in Bushwick in 1687as having been in the

country 36 years. [1687-36=1851] … was on the Bushwick census list 1698 as having a wife, Grietje Tilburgh, and six children. The Losees' at first lived on Long Island but after the first two or three generations many of them went to Duchess County and other places in New York State."

Cornelius who emigrated from Utrecht, Holland, to Brunswick, Long Island, in 1651.”

Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors /Losee Van Cott in America/ Europe p 54

Cornelius Losee arrived in New Amsterdam in 1651 and settled at Bushwick, Long Island, N.Y. (Doct. Hist. S. of N.Y. Vol. 2. p. 215) He is listed as one of ye souldjers for ye expedition to Albany as 25 shillings per month and provisions 1689. marr. Grietje Tilburgh.”



Mackensie, Grenville C, "Families of Old Phillipsburg, NY"
The Losee Family

In 1651. Cornelius Losee (or Lozier) left his home in Utrecht, Holland, to try his luck in the New World. He settled not far from the growing city then called New Amsterdam (now New York), amongst the many Dutch merchants and boers. Sixteen years later, the area became an English colony under the terms of the Peace of 1667. The Losees multiplied, settling mainly in Bushwick, Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Jamaica, on Long Island.”



Lamb, J. William. William Losee: Ontario's Pioneer Methodist Missionary, Page 2- 3

1654-64 Oyster Bay Cornelius Losee, son of Cornelius and Grietje Tilburgh is born

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

Source: Holland Society Year Book 1896, 1897, 1094, p 160

NY Historical Society Collections vol. 2,, p 215

Early Settlers of Kings County by Bergen. NY, K2c

Kings County Genealogical Club Collections p 84

1653 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Peter Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Married 14 Mar 1680 Sarah Coeff or Colfs – he was buried 1768

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1655 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Jacobus Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Lysbeth or Elizabeth

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1659 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Jannetje Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Adriaen de la Forge

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe 75

1659 Long Island, NY. To Eng “The Rev. Richard Denton[Sr] of Catherine Hall, Yorkshire, England

“… his wages were not paid [in Long Island] so in 1659 he returned to Eng.



(with his wife. She died there.) [She lists no name for his wife]

He was blind in one eye. Cotton Mather said of him,’... And though he were a little man yet had he a great soul and wrote a system of divinity.’”



Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors /Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe p 110

1661 Flatbush, L.I., New York "A Lourens Corneliszen Koeck son of Cornelis Koeck, emigrated in 1661 from Dennemarken ...

to Long Island where he lived in Flatbush and also Bushwick."

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe

Flatbush: “The Dutch built a trading and military post here as early as 1614; but every thing was

swept away in the war of 1644-45. Another settlement was commenced in 1652, and abandoned in 1655. The first permanent settlers came in soon after, but suffered much from Indian hostilities for several years.

“…1777…a British force under Sir Henry Clinton on the 7th of Oct. …public records were hastily removed to the back settlements, and the place was burned.” P 664



French, J.H., Gazetteer State of New York,

1662 Essex, Eng The Rev. Richard Denton[Sr] “… died in (Essex) England in 1662-3”

Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors /Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe p 110

1664 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Cornelius Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh[see birth in 1644 & 1664]

Later married Geertje Denton still living in 1742

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1664 abt Jamaica, L.I. Geertje Denton dau of Richard Denton & Ruth Tileston is born probably in 1664

[Md to Cornelis Losee 2G grandfather. Dentons were in Mass. before NY] [see also 1668]

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1664 New York City “During most of the seventeenth century, …there was but one legal religion in Virginia



(Anglican) and in Massachusetts and Connecticut (Congregational in both colonies); and prior to 1664, the Reformed faith (primarily the Dutch Reformed Church) was the only legal religioon in what is today New York.

Backman, M V, “The heavens Resound.” Off the computer

1668 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Geertje Denton is born to Richard Denton Jr. and ? of Jamaica and Oyster Bay, NY

Later married Cornelius Losee [see also 1664]

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1668 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Jan Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Maritie or Marytje Koeck

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1670 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Marritje Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Gerrit Janse

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1671 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Sarah Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Jan Bras or Brass

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

1672 NYC New York "...a post to go monthly from New York to Boston and back.

"The Graft (or mote) in Broadstreet was ordered to be 'made up by ye Owners Manhattan of ye houses or Lotts - uppon ye said mote' as far as the lane..." p 167

I.N. Phelps Stokes The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

1673 abt of Bushwick, L.I., N.Y. Dorthea Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh

Later married Cornelius VanderWater

Family Group Sheet for Cornelius Losee & Grietje Tilburgh s. Mrs Claude Flander

Annie A Van Cott. The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe.

1675 Manhattan, NYC New York "Various improvements were made ... A fair or market ... was ordered held in

November; and a night watch composed of the constables, soldiers, and citizens was established. A new dock in front of City Hall, was built, ... the people living in the street called Heeregraft (Broadstreet) were ordered to fill in the graft to make it level with the street, and then to pave before their doors with stones."

I.N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

1676 Mar 5 ?Flatbush, L.I “Lourens Corneliszen Koeck son of Cornelis Koeck…, married 5 Mar 1676, Margrietje

Barents …who was most likely the daughter of Barent Arenszen and Marrietje Cornelis as they were witness to the baptism of Margrietje's first child, Cornelis, who would be named after his paternal grandfather and also his maternal grandmother. Lourens Koeck was on the assessment rolls of Flatbush of 1676, the year he married, and also of 1683.”

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe,

[Lourens is the 2g grand father to my Abigail Losee who married John McCord Lamoreaux.]

Children of Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents “…born in Bushwick: baptized in Flatbush: Cornelis

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe,

1677-8 Feb 2 Flatbush “‘Feb. 2, 1677-8 or Dec. 29, 1687, Laurens Cornelise, a farmer of N. Arnheim in

Boswyck, bought of Stoffel Janse, carpenter, 2 lots of woodland nos. 32 & 33 in the new lots of Flatbush for 300 gl., bought by said Stoffel of Minne Johannes.’ Both he and his wife had their names on a mortage of land in Bushwick 24 Jan. 1692.

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1677 Mar 28 Bushwick/Flatbush Cornelis Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

Barent Arenszen and Marrietje Cornelis, his wife witness the baptism of Margrietje

Koeck's first child, Cornelis, who would be named after his paternal grandfather and also his maternal grandmother. Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

1678 Dec 21 Bushwick/Flatbush Grietje Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

[a note at end of the entry is “d.y.” means died young?] Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1680 Colonial NY Losee Name…

Mr Provost gives an interesting account of how Jan Corneliszen, progenitor of the fourth family included in this volume, acquired the surname Losee. His sons Cornelis, Pieter, and Jacob, about 1680, adopted the name of Loyse which, with its variant forms, ultimately became Losee.”



AN6 N vol. XCV #3 July 1964 (from Aunt Vida) page 165?

Provost, ?? . Secretary of the Province of N.Y. Previous to ????

1680 Dec 9 New York City “The Great Comet of 1680 – The Commissaries of Albany to Capt. Brockholes, Jan.1, 1681

Hond. Sir. According to former Practise in this season of ye year, wee have sent this Post, to acquaint you, how all affaires are here with us, which is (thanks be to God) all in Peace and quietnesse, The Lord continue ye same, through ye whole government wee doubt not but you have seen ye dreadfull Comett Starr which appeared in the Southwest, on ye 9th of December last, about two o’clock in ye afternoon, fair sunnshyne wether, a little above ye Sonn, which takes its course more Northerly, and was seen the Sunday night after, about Twy-light with a very fiery Tall or Streemer in ye West To ye great astonishment of all Spectators, and is now seen every night with clear weather undoubtedly God Threatens us with dreadful punishment if we do not Repent… [this goes on- bad copy]

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1751 - p758

1680 Dec 19 Bushwick/Flatbush Marrietje Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

later marries Jan Losee - Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

Pre 1682 New York, “… make no mention of a French church there, and some of the settlers on Staten Island told



them that they then had "neither church nor minister."

This unfortunate state of affairs was remedied in 1682, by the arrival of the Rev. Pierre Daille, …On his arrival here, he applied himself at once, and with characteristic energy, to the interesting but difficult and laborious task of preaching the gospel to his brethren scattered through the province of New York. He began his work by reor­ganizing the French church of New York, which con­tinued to prosper under his diligent-care till 1692. A number of Huguenot families, which had become members of the Dutch church, at once joined the French. Even Governor Andros, "understanding and speaking both Low Dutch and French," became an attendant at the French services, which were held, like the English services, in the Dutch church within the fort. Mr. Daille next revived the church on Staten Island,…” Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle york, Registers of the births, marriages, and deaths



from 1688 to 1804; Rev Alferd V Wittmeyer, edit.; Found in Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. P xix – xx

1682 Nov 19 Flatbush Grietje Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1683 Flatbush “Lourens Koeck was on the assessment rolls of Flatbush of 1676, the year he married, and

also of 1683.”

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe,

1683 Dec 8 NYC "... the city magistrates agreed upon a division of the city into six wards, -the South,

Dock, East, West and North Wards which included all the land south of the Fresh Water or Collect Pond; and the Outward which took the rest of the island including Harlem Village." p 175

I.N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

The former Eglise françoise a la Nouvelle York, the records of which are here published for the first time, properly dates only from 1688. Back of this date there lies, however, an interesting chapter in the history of the Huguenots of New York, which cannot be passed over in silence. Long before 1688 many Walloon and Huguenot families had found their way to Manhattan Island, special divine services were at times held for them, and the influence of the French element was already widely felt throughout the province. In1692 these separate services were merged with those of the more recently established French church, which thus became the representative Huguenot church of New York. As such it continued until 1804, when it became an Episcopal church, in which form it still exists in the present French Church Du Saint-Esprit.

A complete view of the history of the Huguenot church of New York may, therefore, be conveniently divided into four very nearly equal periods, the first of which extends from 1628, date of the first French service held at New Amsterdam, to 1688; the second, from 1688 to 1750 ; the third, from 1750 to 1804; and the fourth, from 1804 to the present time. The first period embraces the slow formation of the new society; during the second period the society reaches the highest point of its development, and the materials for its history are abundant; during the third period it declines rapidly, largely in consequence of the troubles caused by the revolution, until, at the beginning of the fourth period,…”

Talks about, “exiles for conscience' sake”

Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle york, Registers of the births, marriages, and deaths from 1688 to 1804; Rev Alferd V Wittmeyer, edit.; Found in Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. P xv

1684 Nov 23 Bushwick/Flatbush Gerrit Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

[a note at end of the entry is “d.y.” means died young?] Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1685 France-NY Meanwhile, on the 22d of October, 1685, the Edict of Nantes was finally revoked, and soon



afterwards the refugees began to arrive in such numbers that the Huguenot church of New York entered upon a new period of its history. They came principally by way of Hol­land, England, the West Indies, South Carolina and Massachusetts; and, besides largely strengthening some of the already existing French settlements, they founded the important town of New Rochelle. In 1689 New York City alone sheltered some two hundred Huguenot families, and their number and importance were increased for some time by the accessions which they received in subsequent years. Nor did their strength prevent them from being everywhere cordially welcomed. As early as l683 Governor Dongan was instructed to give them “all fitting encouragement, so far forth as may be consistent with his Majesty's service"; and this cordial disposition towards them on the part of the home Government was warmly seconded by all classes in the colony. Some of them had Become British subjects during their sojourn in England; others, in order to become qualified to trade, applied here for letters of denization, which were freely granted. Accordingly they took an active interest in the affairs of the province, and many of them attained to the highest positions of trust and influence.

Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle york, Registers of the births, marriages, and deaths from 1688 to 1804; Rev Alferd V Wittmeyer, edit.; Found in Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. P xx - xxi

1686 June 22 Bushwick/Flatbush Marrietje Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

Witness Sarah Barents, Hebricus de Forest - Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1687 Bushwick, Long Island, NY "Cornelius Losee (Father, & sons, Cornelius & Pieter) took an oath of allegiance in

Bushwick in 1687 as having been in the country 36 years. [1687-36=1851 - Sons stated they were natives.] The father, Cornelius, was one of the soldiers sent to Albany in 1689 and was on the Bushwick census list 1698 as having a wife, Grietje Tilburgh, and six children. The Losees' at first lived on Long Island but after the first two or three generations many of them went to Duchess County and other places in New York State."

The Losees’ at first lived on Long Island but after the first two or three generations many of them went to Dutchess County and other places on New York State. Some went to Canada about the time of the Revolutionary War. This record is only of the Losses in Long Island.”

Lourens Koeck … took the oath of allegiance in Bushwick in Sept. 1687, being 26 years in the country.

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott -America & Europe,

“Cornelis Loyse 36 Jeare”- The entries either say ‘native’ or ‘Jeare’ - Oath of Allegiance in Kings County”

Boyer, Carl III. Ship Passenger Lists, New York and New Jersey (1600-1825) page 88

1687 Long Island, NY "Cornelius Losee, son of Cornelius Losee and Grietje Tilburgh married to Geertje Denton

of Jamaica, Long Island daughter of Richard Denton Jr. 10 children are listed for them

Annie A Van Cott, The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe

All persons desirous of entering the married state were obliged to appear before the Court of Justice, or the Minis­ters of the Church of their place of abode, where they had their fixed domicil for the last year and day, and to apply there, for three Sundays or Market Days, when publications of the banns were to be made in the Church or the Court House, or other places where the Court of Justice was held; and everyone who had any impediment to propose, was obliged to state the same in the meantime, on pain of being otherwise deprived of that right.

These proclamations were designed to preserve the right of a third person; marrying in church being held to be only an external ceremony of a public confirmation intro­duced likewise for better security.

“As cases, however, might arise where it would be impossible to comply with the general law, provision was made for dispensing with such proclamations for legal and valid reasons, by consent of the government, or (some held) of the judge.

From these provisions of law, Marriage Licenses – which are only dispensations from the proclamation of Banns­ took their origin in this country.



“ When the Colony passed into the hands of the English, the practice continued to prevail; Marriage License issued by them, bearing date as early as 29th December, 1664, being found on record, Subsequently, the collating, to Benefices, granting Licenses of Marriage and Probate of Wills were declared in the Royal Instructions, to be exclusively reserved to the governor.

“The License was issued from the Provincial Secretary’s office, and in return those obtaining it gave a Penal Bond in the sum of £500, that there was no ‘lawful let or impediment of Pre-Contract, Affinity or Consanguinity, to hinder the parties being joined in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, and afterwards their living together as Man and Wife.’”

There are forty volumes of these Bonds in the office of the Secretary…”



“Names of Persons for whom Marriage lisceneses were issued by the secretary

of the Province of New York previous to 1784. #974.7 V25m Page IV & V

1687 abt of Oyster Bay, NY Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton marry

Children listed on the Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton family Group sheet are; Simon Losee, Jonathan Losee, James Losee, Daniel Losee, Hannah Losee, Abraham Losee, Isaac Losee, Cornelius Losee, Elizabeth Losee, and Jane Losee.

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

Cornelius Losse Jr., son of Cornelius & Geertje Tilburgh [written in] took the oath of allegiance as a native in Brunswick in 1687 together with his father and brother, Pieter. He married Geertje Denton of [Oyster Bay is crossed out- Jamaica written in.] sup. A daughter of Richard Denton Jr. (see Denton Family) and lived in Oyster Bay and was alive in 1742.



Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

Source Records of Huntington by Scudder, p 68

Kings Co. Gen. Club Coll. P 84. Correspondance.

"...the Dutch were an open-minded people. 'The trans-ocean trade brought more than profit: it made windows into the mind," wrote the historian J. H. Plumb, and this was certainly true when it came to religious tolerance." Although Calvinism is the principal religion, ... in Amsterdam alone there are every day 12 to 14 masses secretly read." "Amsterdam, a haven for all sects, throve on this attitude of easygoing tolerance."

A Sweet and Alien Land, the Story of Dutch New York, H & B Van der Zee

1687 Dec 29 Long Island “Feb. 2, 1677-8 or Dec. 29, 1687, Laurens Cornelise, a farmer of N. Arnheim in Boswyck,

bought of Stoffel Janse, carpenter, 2 lots of woodland nos. 32 & 33 in the new lots of Flatbush for 300 gl., bought by said Stoffel of Minne Johannes.’ p 75 [ in another copy it is p87]

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe,

1688 New York, NY "Governor Dongan gave encouragement to the immigration of French Protestants and

Irish into New York Province. In 1688, French Huguenots erected a church on what is now Marketfield Street."

I.N. Phelps Stokes The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909 p 179

1688 New York “There are besides myself on this island, eight English preachers. Of these, I have spoken only

of three of them. One is an Episcopalian, the second an Independent, the third a Presbyterian. All are able men and in harmony. The French congregation increases by daily arrivals from Carolina, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. Lately two French preachers came over. …The Reformed Church of Christ lives here in peace with all nationalities.”

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1751 - p956

1688 New York City “…Sir Edward Andros, Governor at Boston, has now also been appointednGovernor over

New York,… He is a member of the Church of England, but he understands and speaks both Dutch and French, and we usually preach (in Dutch) and Mr Daille (in French.)”

It has pleased God to visit this city and the country with a new kind of measles, with sad after results, (recidiven).”



Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p958

1680-8 Oyster Bay, Nassau, NY Simon Losee, son of Cornelius Losee and Geertje Denton is born

b. abt 1688; d. 1763; md. Twice. P 56

Simon Losee, son of Cornelius Jr. and Geertje Denton, lived at Flatbush and Wheatly. He married first



Margariet Koeck bp. 15 Oct 1693, Bushwick, daughter of Laurens Koeck the emigrant and Margariete Barents (see Koek Family). He married

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe p59

Also - Family Group Sheet by Sarah Christina Merrell

1688 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Simon Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married 1) Margaret Koeck

Will proved 15 Oct 1763.at Wheatly, Queens, N.Y

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

SIMON LOSEE, SON OF Cornelius Jr. and Geertje Denton, lived in Flatbush and Wheatley. He married first Margaret Koeck bp 15 Oct 1693, Brunswick, daughter of Laurens Koeck the emigrant and Margarietje Barents (see Koeck family)….buried 11 July 1776. His will dated 13 May 1760, proved 18 Oct 1763.” ???Check dated. There are two Simon Losee. p59



Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

1689 Albany, NY Cornelius Losee “…was one of the soldiers sent to Albany in 1689 and was on the Bushwick

census list in 1698 as having a wife Grietje Tilburgh [hand written name] and six children.”

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

Cornelius Losee arrived in New Amsterdam in 1651 and settled at Bushwick, Long Island, N.Y. (Doct. Hist. S. of N.Y. Vol. 2. p. 215) He is listed as one of ye souldjers for ye expedition to Albany as 25 shillings per month and provisions 1689. marr. Grietje Tilburgh.”



Mackensie, Grenville C, "Families of Old Phillipsburg, NY"

1690 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Jonathan Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married Antje Heptonstal

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1691 Mar1 Bushwick/Flatbush Barent Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

1692 abt of Flatbush, L.I., NY Margaret Koeck is born to Laurens Koeck & Margaretje Barents

Later married Simon Losee

Family Group Sheet by Sarah Christina Merrell

Margaret Koeck bp 15 Oct 1693, Brunswick, daughter of Laurens Koeck the emigrant and Margarietje Barents (see Koeck family).” p59



Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America & Europe,

1692 Jan 24 Bushwick, LI [Laurens Cornelise Koeck & Margrietje Barents] “Both he and his wife had their names

on a mortage of land in Bushwick 24 Jan. 1692.” [children are listed here] p 75 or p87

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

1692 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY James Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married Elizabeth Denton

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1692 Oct 12 New York “…the congregation to which Mr. Dallie ministered continued to meet in the Dutch



church till 1692, when it finally united with the congregation worshipping in the church in Marketfield street: Mr. Selyns, the Dutch minister, under date of October 12th, 1692, thus reports this event: "We must not omit to mention that the two French churches have been united, and that Dom. Peiret will perform service in the city for the most part, and Dom. Daille in the country ­all to be one church, and the income to be divided equally between them."

Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle york, Registers of the births, marriages, and deaths from 1688 to 1804; Rev Alferd V Wittmeyer, edit.; Found in Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. P xxi- xxiii

1693 Oct 15 Bushwick., L.I. "Margaret Koeck is baptized dau of Laurens Koeck the emigrant and Margrietje Barents.”

"Children born in Bushwick; baptized in Flatbush"

[Mother of Peter Losee She marries Simon Losee abt 1710]

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/Europe

Records of the French Church , Bristol, England

Witnesses: Michiel Palmentier & Neeltje Palmentier

Kings Co Gen Club Coll, v 1 # V & VI. Brooklyn Baptismal Records, & Mar – p 73

1694 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Daniel Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married Hannah Denton

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1695-1699 New York City New York Tax Lists – are they listed in 1695 or 1699? No André?



Gerrett Duyckinck house 80 00 12 01 00

Daniell Meseroo [Mercereau] Estate in Sd house 7 00 01 00 02

New York Tax Lists Vol II, 1695-1699 and East Ward 1791 - Page 226

From:- "Isabelle Cluff" Mon, 6 Nov 2000

Subject: - New Mercereau data - from Treemaker Genealogy Library

[Look for Losee & etc]
1696 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Hannah Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married Henry Burtis, of Hempstead, 10 Sept 1733

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

1697 NYC Governor Fletcher is recalled partly for being too friendly with pirates.

The Earl of Bellomont is commissioned.

The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909, Stokes.

1698 Mar 13 NYC Trinity Church was first opened for service. They had been using the fort.

I.N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

1698 Long Island, NY "Cornelius Losee ... was one of the soldiers sent to Albany in 1689 and was on the

Bushwick census list 1698 as having a wife, Grietje Tilburgh, and six children. The Losees' at first lived on Long Island but after the first two or three generations many of them went to Duchess County and other places on New York State."

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

1698 NY A census of this year is mentioned. "Early History of the Sicard-Secor Family" by Gray NY G&B Record

"The earliest enumeration of the inhabitants of the Province of New York was made in 1698 'by high sheriffs and justices of the peace in each respective county' at the direction of Governor Bellomont." chap XI

Shonnard, F, & Spooner, W W ,History of Westchester Co, NY, - Early to - 1900,

1698 May 1 Bushwick, NY Lysbeth daughter of Pieter Losee and Sarah Colfs is baptized Witnesses were Cornelius

Losee and Geertje Losee, his wife

Annie A Van Cott , The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in America and Europe

Her sources: Holl. Soc. Year Book 1897, pp 159, 169, 172;

year 1898 pp 88, 118; year 1899.

NY Hist Soc. Coll. Vol. 2 & Early Settlers of Kings County by Bergen, p194

Kings Co Gen. Club Coll. Pp 77, 81, 67.

1698 abt of Oyster Bay, Nassau., NY Abraham Losee is born to Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton

Later married Anne Dircksen

Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff

[Other children listed on the Cornelius Losee & Geertje Denton family Group sheet are; Isaac Losee, Cornelius Losee, Elizabeth Losee, and Jane Losee.] Family Group Sheet by Isabelle Lamoreaux Cluff- her sources 1. Archive sheet by Mrs. Grace Flanders of Salt Lake City - 2. “Family Ancestors of Losee VanCott in Am & Europe by Annie VanCott pg 66-69, 71 - 3. Records of Huntington, N.Y by Scudder pg 68 - 4. Kings Co Gen Club Collect. Pg 84.
1699 Jul 15 New York City There is a tax list for 15 July 1799 listed in

"Tax lists of the City of New York, Dec. 1 1695-July 15, 1699," 2 vols.

New-York Historical Society, Collections Publication Fund Series, XLIII-XLIV. New York, 1910-11.

1695- 1699 NYC New York Tax Lists Vol II, 1695-1699 and East Ward 1791 - Page 226



"New York Tax Lists Vol II, 1695-1699 and East Ward to 1791" pg 226 (online at Ancestry.com)

[FIND: Are our people listed on any of these?] [Check court records.]
1699- 1700 Oct 8 NY City October 8, 1699 -1700“In this list of freeman is: …”

"Freeman made in the Mayoralty of David Provost, Esqr.---NY City"

NY Historical Society Vol XVIII, pg 74 (TreeMaker Genealogical Lib)From Isabelle Cluff

[Note Dec 1699, Mar 1699-1700 and Oct 1700… The New Year was celebrated in March so the months from Jan thru March are written as 1699-1700 , to show which year it was.]

[What age were freeman – what were the requirements?]
1700 - 1749 pre-revolution New York Continuous fighting with the French (& Indian) War out of Niagara H. Swiggett

This resumed again 1754-1763

The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909, Stokes

In 1702 England declared war against France and Spain. The contest was prolonged until 1713. Canada was the objective point of the English, until they finally conquered it in 1763.- Dix, 142-3.”



Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p1492
"Paving of New York roads began in 1657 and continued throughout the last quarter of the century. Each householder was responsible for paving, at his own expense, a specific distance from his own door front towards the center of the street. Covered with good pebble stones, the new roads were graded to allow drainage into the waters surrounding the island. These pathways needed constant attention and periodic relaying; Beaver Street, for example, was paved four times between 1684 and 1701. The waterfront area posed special problems, and persons who lived on streets along the shore had to build wharves 30 feet broad between their property and the low water mark.

"The people of Manhattan drew their water from wells dug in the streets. ... Common Council designated well sites throughout the city and paid half of the expense of their construction. The inhabitants of the neighborhoods thus supplied with water paid the remaining costs, and a local resident was made responsible for maintenance of each of the stone wells.

"Clean, paved streets and available water assisted the authorities in their efforts to prevent and fight fires, the most grave threat to the growing city. ... For the tragic times when fires did start, the city required its householders to have water buckets available." p 82

Thomas J Archdeacon, Minutes of the Common Council

quoted in New York City, 1664 - 1710 Conquest and Change,

Both English and Dutch currencies remained strong throughout the colonial period, and therefore the rate of exchange varied little…”



Randall Balmer, A Bable of Confusion, p 175.

1700 (about) Andre' (Lamoreaux), having heard of the new land of America, many of whose colonists

were subjects of King George III, decided to take his family and any friends who dared venture in his ship, across the great Atlantic, secure in the thought that they would still be under the protection of this great sovereign."

"The Life Story of David Burlock Lamoreaux", Edith Ivans Lamoreaux, p 2

The French Reformed Protestant Church of New York, "Pine and Nassau Streets, Manhattan (was) organized (in) 1688 by Rev. Pierre Peiret as Eglise francaise a la Nouvelle York. Originated with occasional French services held in Church in Fort ... from 1628. Incorporated Feb 20, 1796. First services in private dwellings to 1689, when occupied stone church on Market Street (Pettycoat Lane). Cornerstone of church laid July 8, 1704 by Lord Cornbury, ... Known as La Temple du St. Esprit. First clergyman, Rev. Pierre Peiret, 1688-1704. p 35



Inventory of the Church Archives of New York City, Reformed Church in America prepared by Historical Records Survey, WPA, NY aug 1939

A married, woman or widow, at times used her maiden name…” e g Susanne de la tour.

French Protestant Refugees Relieved Through The Threadneedle Street Church, London 1861-1687, by Hands & Scouloudi, Huguenot Society of London, vol XLIX, p 20.

"An old Huguenot custom required the presence of numerous relatives and friends, on such occasions [ie. marriages & baptisms]

History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, C.W. Baird vol II p 99

New York NY has always been the financial center of our country.

1700 New York “Other immigrants with earliest known dates, …Daniel Mercereau, 1689; (Mercereau)

Jacques Many, 1692; …Andre’ Lamoureux, 1700; …the French citizens, shows that they were men of note in business and public life of the time.” P 222

From Rouen came …Pierre Chaperon, … In 1703 the governor authorized …a French and English school in the city of New York.” P 221

Fosdick, L. J., The French Blood in America, Baltimore, 1973.

“During the mid-1700's, several of the Losee clan moved inland where land for farming was being leased in Dutches County. The exact year is uncertain, although a 1740 list of freeholders contains the names of three "Lossee's": John, Cornelius and Lawrence.”

Dutches County at that time stretched east from the Hudson River for 20 miles to the western border of Connecticut, and ?2?5? miles north from Westchester Country. Its main towns were Fishkill (now Beacon), Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck. Large tracts had been granted to wealthy landowners.”



Lamb, J. William. William Losee: Ontario's Pioneer Methodist Missionary, Page 2- 3

1702-1713 Queen Anne's War between the British and the French in North America begins.



[In America the fighting was called, Queen Ann's War; in Europe it was called, War of Spanish Succession]

In 1702 England declared war against France and Spain. The contest was prolonged until 1713. Canada was the objective point of the English, until they finally conquered it In 1763.- Dix, 142-3.”



Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p1492

[See 1763 for more on the fighting]
1702 May NYC Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, arrived in New York to act as Governor Thomas J Archdeacon, New York City, 1664 - 1710 Conquest and Change,

"Gov Bellomont was succeeded by Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, a cousin of Queen Anne, but a man of bad morals and a spendthrift,”

Stokes. The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

New York “ Cornbury was appointed successor to Bellomont June 13, 1701; commissioned



September 9, 1701; arrived May 3, 1.702:

Says Dr. Dix in his History of Trinity Church:“The Clergy” (of the Episcopal Church) “regarded his arrival as a great deliverance; and no wonder, considering the reign of terror which he found here. Letters are extant from the Rev. John Bartow and other Missionaries of the Venerable Society, graphically depicting the perils of the Church (of England) under the administration of Bellomont and Nanfan, and hailing the arrival of the new Governor as an auspicious event."



Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1489

[The fort was renamed “Fort Anne” by Cornbury for his cousin Queen Anne.It had been Fort Orange also later; Fort WIlliam]
1702 June New York Gov Cornbury is commanded to “…cause Her Majesty to be proclaimed Queen of

England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Supreme Lady of the Province or New York and Plantations of the same…”

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1492

1702 Summer NYC During this summer there raged in the city an epidemic so severe ... many of the people fled into the country and Lord Cornbury himself retired to Jamaica, Long Island.

[Losee were on Long Island.]

The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909,

"... every Sabbath day, the people assembled from twenty miles around, from Long Island, Staten Island, New Rochelle, and other points for public worship. Every street near was filled with wagons as early as Saturday evening, and in them many passed the night and ate their frugal Sunday repast, ... named 'L'Eglise du St. Espirit' (The Church of the Holy Spirit) ... Pine Street..." "the church reached it's highest point of development ... 1690 to 1750, declining in the next half century, largely because of the Revolutionary War."

The French Blood in America, L. J. Fosdick, Baltimore, 1973.

“…the hand of God that has gone forth against us in epidemical contagious sicknesses for more that the space of one year past, which greatly distressed us,…” [small pox?]



John R Brodhead, agent.

Documents Relative to the Colonial Hist - State of New York… vol III, p 419-420

“…the great mortality just then prevailing. More than five hundred had died in the space of a few weeks, and that very week about seventy had died.” [small pox?]

About this time the Rev. Mr. Bartow, a missionary of the Society for Propagating the Gospel, settled In Westchester, and began a work for the Episcopal Church in that section, which continues to the present time.”

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1492

1702-1713 “In 1702 England declared war against France and Spain. The contest was prolonged until



` 1713. Canada was the objective point of the English, until they finally conquered it In 1763.”

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1492

1702 June New York “…all the Gentlemen and Merchants of the City of New York cause Her Majesty to be proclaimed



Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Supreme Lady of the Province or New York and Plantations…”

Ecclesiastical Records, State of NY, Hugh Hastings p 1492
Later New York was divided into five wards; West, East, North, South and Dock Wards. The West Ward is the area located north of Beaver Street (which is north of Market Street) bounded on the east by New Street, (half way between Broad Street and Broadway), bounded on the west by the Hudson River. Originally the wards only went north to Wall Street. As the city expanded so did the East, North and West Wards. Basically the West Ward included people living on Broadway? I think. See Map. I gather that the Dock Ward was the most affluent, North was the poorest, South was generally well to do and East and West were in between or mixed. [There were] "Seventy-four individuals or heads of [French] families in 1703, distinguished primarily from the records of the Eglise du Saint-Esprit" "French New Yorkers also married primarily within their own group. Not a single one of the 44 weddings which took place in the Eglise du Saint-Esprit between 1689 and 1710 involved a non-French person."

Thomas J Archdeacon , New York City, 1664 - 1710 Conquest and Change,

[FIND THESE "Tax rolls for July, September, and December 1703, and Feb 1703/4 estimate the value of the houses and estates, or simply the estates of slightly more than a thousand heads of families." These are found in the "Min(utes) Com(mon) Coun(cil), ... Klapper Library, Queens College, City University of New York"]



[Is this where D.K. Martin teaches or can he go there to research? It was on his postcard.]

Thomas J Archdeacon , New York City, 1664 - 1710 Conquest and Change,
1702 June16 Bushwick/Flatbush Pieter Koek is baptized to Lourens Corneliszen Koeck and Margrietje Barents

Born Bushwick – baptized Flatbush

Annie A Van Cott The Female Ancestors of Losee Van Cott in Am/ Europe,p87

Witnesses Joost Durlant & Madaleentje his wife

Kings Co Gen Club Coll, v 1 # V & VI. Brooklyn Baptismal Records, & Mar – p 73

1703 NYC The population of New York, city and county, was 4,436

The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498 * 1909, Stokes


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