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Maria van Beverhoudt is the second member of the family to appear in the St. Thomas records. At the time of her engagement, she was stated to be "a girl from the island of Saba with the name Maria van Beverhout".130 On the 31 May 1692, she was engaged and on the 28th of June 1692, she married in the St. Thomas Lutheran Church, to Joachim Melchior von Holten,131 who was born on 17th March 1671, in Helsingør, Denmark and died on 21 December 1708 in St. Thomas.132 He was in the service of the West India-Guinea Company and finally became the Vice-Commandant of St. Thomas in 1708.

In 1694, the family took up a plantation on the east end of St. Thomas, and there they lived in 1699 and 1700.133 However, they also had a residence in Charlotte Amalia in a house owned by Lucas van Beverhoudt.134 After the death of her husband Joachim Melchior von Holten, she was remarried on the 15th June 1712, to Jacob Jørgensøn Magens,135 who was born on 4 May 1682 in Helsingør, Denmark.136

In March 1713, she held at his baptism by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, Casper Creitzmer, the son of Cristian Creitzmer and a Black woman. 137

She died prior to the 13th January 1718, when the probate for her estate began.138

He died on 25 March 1731 in St. Thomas.139

Maria van Beverhoudt and her first husband, Joachim Melchior von Holten, had at least six children, all but two of whom died in their childhood. Of the two surviving, Anna Maria von Holten, married Adrian van Beverhoudt.140


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Johanna van Beverhoudt held a girl, Annicke, the daughter of Peter Batrich, at her baptism on 6 January 1708.141

On 9 February 1711, she was a witness to the baptism of Claudi Beverhoudt and Elisabeth DeWint’s son, Johannes, who was baptized at home by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church in St. Thomas. 142


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Anaika van Beverhoudt, on 18 March 1720, at the baptism of Johanna Maria, the daughter of Erik Bredal and his wife, Alletta van Beverhoudt, she held the child at her baptism by the Lutheran Pastor, St. Thomas. 143

Claudi [Glaudi] van Beverhoudt is the third member of the family to appear in the St. Thomas records. The first time he is found is in March 1693, as a resident with Lucas van Beverhoudt and his wife, at their plantation on the east end of St. Thomas.144 The following year, he was still resident with Lucas van Beverhoudt and his wife.145 Later in 1694, he took up his own plantation in the East End of St. Thomas.146 On 1 May 1695, he took an oath of allegiance to the Danish King and to the West Indian Company.147 In1698, Glaudi van Beverhoudt was listed as a bachelor with 9 male and 1 female slaves on his plantation on St. Thomas.148 In 1699, his laborers on his plantation had increased to 10 male and 2 female slaves.149 His laboring force on his plantation remained the same the following year, 1700.150

On the 1st September 1703, Claudi van Beverhoudt became engaged to Anna Martens, and 4th October 1703, he married her in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas.151 She was born in about December 1689 on St. Thomas, a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and the daughter of Frans Martens and his wife Maria Martens, born Uytendael.152

On 12 January 1704, his wife, Anna, held the child, Cecilia, at the baptism, and he stood as a witness, for the daughter of Isaac von Wonderghem, as it was administered by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church in St. Thomas.153

On 29 December 1705, she held Joachim Melchior and Maria (van Beverhoudt) von Holten’s daughter, Jacob, at her baptism on that day in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas.154

On 6 December 1707, he stood as a witness at the baptism of Johanna, Lieutenant Johannes Selsch’s daughter at the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas. 155

She died on 18 January 1708.156

Claudi van Beverhoudt was engaged on 20 July 1708 and remarried on 22 August 1708, in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, to Elisabeth de Windt,157 daughter of Pieter de Windt, and the was the widow of Peter Ronnels. 158

On 23 January 1710, he stood as witness at the baptism of Anna, the daughter of Johannes de Windt and Maria Derideau at home by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church in St. Thomas. 159

He died prior to 7 February 1714, when his wife, Elisabeth de Wint was remarried to Gerhard Moll. 160
[[[ In July 1722, he was listed as resident on St. John, and he had agreed to oversee the West India Guinea Company's indigo works on the island.161

In 1728, the widow of Claudi Beverhoudt [who is she?] owned an estate on St. John, in Little and Large Cruz Bay, which had been started in 1720, and here she herself was living with three children and a manager ["Mesterknegt"].162 In addition, there 4 male and 2 female slaves, along with 3 male and 1 female manqueroons. The plantation had a rum factory.163 In 1729, she continued to own the estate. In a note concerning the taxes for the estate, it is stated that in the years 1723 & 1725, five slaves were brought from Saba.164 In 1730, no information was given, and thus what was repeated was from the previous year. She was living there with her three children and a Mesterknegt, along with 6 slaves, 4 manqueroons and 2 children.165 In 1731, there was no change. However, an added note indicated that on 6 February 1732, one of the male slaves, Prince, had died.166 This estate would eventually come to Johannes van Beverhoudt, Claudizoon. By 1755, it belonged to Johannes' heirs, and the following year, 1756, the estate came to Jochum Melchior Magens [This estate was in Caneel Bay.]]]]

Children of Claudi/Glaudi and Anna (Martens) van Beverhoudt:


1. i. Anna van Beverhoudt, b. c1705.
Child of Claudi/Glaudi and Elisabeth (de Windt) van Beverhoudt:
2. i. Johannes van Beverhoudt, b. c1711

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1. Anna van Beverhoudt was born in about 1705, and was baptized in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, on 9 April 1705. 167

She married Lucas Volkers.

2. Johannes van Beverhoudt [Cz.] was presumably born on St. Thomas in about 1711 and was baptized at home on 9 February 1711, by the St. Thomas Lutheran Pastor.168 He was held at the baptism by Catharina DeWint, Christian Seeberg’s wife, and the witnesses were Christian Seeberg and Johanna Beverhoudt. 169

Beginning from 1737 to 1742 (& probably beyond), he and Johannes de Windt jointly had estate numbers 1, 16 & 17 in Prince’ Quarter, St. Croix.170

He was married to Anna van Uytendaele.171

He and his wife both stood as god parents to Johannes Burein’s son, Sampson, in the St. Croix Dutch Reformed Church, in Christiansted on 21 February 1754.172


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Johannes van Beverhoudt, Claudizoon, was born about 1711 and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.

He married, before 16 September 1733, Anna de Nully, who was born in about 1716, and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.173

She died before 9 November 1740.

In 1749, he moved with his family to Bloomingdale on Manhattan Island, New York, where he built a house.174 Four sons came with him to New York, including Claudius (Gertrude’s husband) and he and his four sons were naturalized in 1750. 175

He died 25 November 1751, in New York and was buried by the Pastor of the New York Dutch Church.
Children of Johannes and Anna (de Nully) van Beverhoudt, Claudizoon:
1. i. Johannes van Beverhoudt
1. Johannes van Beverhoudt was from St. Thomas, and was married to the daughter of J. Wm. Sohl and Ronneberg.176

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Johannes van Beverhoudt is the fourth and last of the early members of this family on St. Thomas. He made his appearance in March 1700 when he is listed as having recently begun a plantation on the East End of St. Thomas.177 The following year, on the 15th August 1701, he was permitted by the Vice Commander to be engaged to Sara Mooy, the late Captain Daniel Mooy's daughter, and on the following day they were engaged.178 On 11 September 1701, he married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Sara Mooy.179 She was born on St. Thomas in about 1687, and was the daughter of Captain Daniel Mooy and his wife Dorothea.180

On 5 March 1705, his wife held the boy and Johannes was a witness at the baptism of Thomas Jansen DeWint’s son, Johannes, in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas.181

On 10 May 1708, she held a child, Peter, the son of Adrian Abrahamsøn, at the baptism at home by the Lutheran Priest. 182

On 5 October 1709, at their home, a baptism occurred for the child of Jan Chitior and Catharina Aisten, form Beef Island, namely Lowis, and Johannes Beverhoudt was one of the witnesses. 183

On 14 January 1711, he stood as a witness for the baptism of Johannes, the son of Joseph Uytendahl, who was baptized by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church in St. Thomas.184

On 12 April 1714, he stood as the witness for Hans Henrich Magnus in his engagement to Annatnie Abrahams. 185

In about 1721, he took up an estate in what was then called Pieter de Loos Bay, St. John.186 In July 1722, he was listed as a resident on St. Thomas and an owner of property on St. John, and was characterized as "good and reliable subject."187

As of 1728, he had a manager [Mesterknegt] on the plantation with 14 male slaves, 2 female slaves, along with 2 male and 3 female manqueroons. He and his family lived on St. Thomas.188 In 1729, the situation had not changed, with the exception that now there were 27 slaves on his St. John plantation.189 In 1730, no real change had occurred, as there were 14 slaves, 9 manqueroon and 3 boys under age with a Mesterknegt. Johannes and his family were still living on St. Thomas190.

In 1731, Johannes's estate had his son as a Mesterknegt, and there were 15 male and 2 female slaves, 7 female house slaves, 7 manqueroons, 10 boys and 6 girls under age. Johannes, his wife and children continued to live on St. Thomas.191

In 1730, Johannes also acquired Robben Preyer's plantation after the latter’s death, and it was described as growing a little cotton. There were no slaves there.192 In 1731, a little cotton was grown and there were some animals, but there were not slaves.193

Also in 1730, Johannes acquired a half part of estate no. 39, which had belonged to Jan van Harmael.194

In 1731, estate no. 38, in Riff and Fish Bay, was said to have been acquired by Johannes on 10 October 1730, from Lucas Volkers and deceased Jan van Hermael or Jan van Hermael and Johannis Laurert Carstensen, which had been purchased at auction. There were no slaves on it195.


Children of Johannes and Sara (Mooy) van Beverhoudt:
1 i. Engel Peter van Beverhoudt, b. c1706, d. before 31 January 1737.

2. ii. Dorothea van Beverhoudt, b. c1709, d. 8 August 1807.

3. Johannes van Beverhoudt,

4. Pieter van Beverhoudt


1. Engel van Beverhoudt was born in about 1706 and was baptized on 17 February 1706 in the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas.196 Thomas de Wint, the elder’, wife held the boy at the altar and the witnesses were Peter Smith and Thomas De Wint, the elder. 197

In 1728, there is a reference to the ownership of an estate on St. John, in Small and Large Cruz Bay, as follows: "Engel van Beverhoudt Junior on St. Thomas, has two plantations, the one given to his wife[,] the wife of Nully[,] and the second to Maria de Windt." There were on this cotton site as of 1727, 11 male and 3 female slaves, and 1 male manqueroon and 1 bosal.198 In 1729, matters remained the same on his St. John estate.199 In 1730, Engel van Beverhoudt, Junior, moved from St. Thomas, and his family consisted of himself, a 14 year old daughter and 4 children under age. Resident was also a Mesterknegt. Among the slaves there were 60 adults, 22 children under age, 1 boy 11 years old and a girl 10 years, along with 5 manqueroons.200

In 1731, a plantation in Small and Large Cruz Bay was listed as belonging to Engel Beverhoudt Junior's widow, on which she was resident, which was reported by Johannes van Beverhoudt. Among the children with her were a daughter, 14 years old, a son, 12 years old, and two boys and a girl also lived there, along with the Mesterknegt. In addition there were thirty able slaves, 4 manqueroons, 15 boys and 12 girls, who were under age.201

He died before 31 January 1737.


Child of Engel van Beverhoudt:
5. i. Johannes van Beverhoudt
2. Dorothea van Beverhoudt was baptized at home on 26 August 1709 by the Pastor of the Lutheran Church, St. Thomas.202 Maria Van Beverhoudt, the wife of the deceased Governor von Holten, held the child and the witnesses were Thomas Rasmussen and the father, himself. 203
3. Johannes van Beverhoudt was the son of Johannes van Beverhoudt.204

He was married to Diena Marcheé.205 He wrote a will on St. John on 9 April 1749.206 He was referred to as "Burgher Captain."207

He had an estate on St. John in Reef Bay, from at least 1755 until 1762, after which it was listed in his wife's name, as his widow.

He was dead before 1 January 1767, and left no direct descendants.208 He left only 20 s. to his heirs, and 1000 s. to each of his brother Pieter's sons.209

On 18 August 1767, when Diena Marcheé made her will, she was living on St. Thomas.210
4. Pieter van Beverhoudt, son of Johannes van Beverhoudt and brother of Johannes van Beverhoudt.211

He was married on 11 June 1744 by the Lutheran Pastor in St. Thomas to “the widow Miss” Bødker.212 The witnesses were: Johannes van Beverhoudt, Miss Beverhoudt, Mrs. Bødker and Miss Bødker. 213


Children of Pieter and unknown (Bødker) van Beverhoudt:214
6. i. Johannes van Beverhoudt, b. c1745

7. ii. Daniel van Beverhoudt


5. Johannes van Beverhoudt was married by March 1785, to Johanna Elizabeth Wood. 215
Child of Johannes and Johanna Elizabeth (Wood) van Beverhoudt:
8. i. Maria van Beverhoudt, c1785
6. Johannes van Beverhoudt was born in about 1745 and was baptized on 28 May 1745 by the Lutheran Pastor on St. Thomas. 216 Witnesses at the baptism were Johannes Beverhoudt, Miss Runnels who held the child at the baptism, Miss Beverhoudt and Mr. Runnels. 217
7. Daniel van Beverhoudt
8. Maria van Beverhoudt was baptized on 13 March 1785 in the St. Croix Dutch Reformed Church. 218
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Johannes van Beverhoudt was married to Maria Duurloo, both of whom were members of the Dutch Reformed Church on St. Thomas.219

He owned an estate on the east end of St. Thomas.220

In 1733-1734, he was the Captain of the militia on St. John.
Child of Johannes and Maria (Duurloo) van Beverhoudt:
1. i. Lucas van Beverhoudt, b. c1726

2. ii. ? van Beverhoudt, b. 23 October 1728


1. Lucas van Beverhoudt was born in about 1726 and was baptized at his parent’s home on an estate at the east end of St. Thomas by the Lutheran Pastor on 18 November 1726.221 He was then baptized in the St. Thomas Lutheran Church on 12 December 1726.222 The godparents were: Elisabeth Uytendaele, born Delicat, along with Peter Duurloo, Senior and Peter Duurloo, Junior,.223
2. ? van Beverhoudt was born on 23 October 1728 and was baptized in the St. Thomas Lutheran Church on 5 November 1728.224 The godfather was: Cornelius Duurloo, brother to Maria van Beverhoudt, born Duurloo..225
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John Beverhoudt
Child of John Beverhoudt: 226
1. i. Pieter Beverhoudt, b. c1753
1. Pieter Beverhoudt was born in about 1753 and was baptized on 25 October 1753 in the St. Croix Dutch Reformed Church in Christiansted. 227 Witnesses were Mathys Taarling and Neeltje Taarling, born van Beverhoudt. 228

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Rebecca v. Beverhoudt had a relationship with a man with the surname, Coppy.229
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Neeltje van Beverhoudt was married three times. 230

She was first married to unknown Hazzel.231

On 10 June 1746, she was married in a house on St. John by the St. Thomas Lutheran Pastor, as her second marriage, to Mathys Taarling. 232

Finally she married William MacDougall, the elder.233

She stood as sponsor with William MacDougall at a baptism on 4 March 1759 at the St. Croix Dutch Reformed Church.234

They had children baptized between c1759 and 1767 in the Christiansted Anglican Church.235

She died on St. Thomas on 5 December 1767. 236
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Sara van Beverhoudt was married in about 1757 to Lucas
Benners. 237
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Dorothea van Beverhoudt was born on St. Croix238 in about 1760. 239

She was married to Peter Vogelsang, who was born in Norway in about 1752.240

They were married by November 1788.241

She died 8 August 1807. He died on 2 December 1827.


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Geurtruy van Beverhoudt seems to have been married to a Runnels.242

She was subsequently married to Joris Jeems.243

He was dead by 27 June 1765.244

In 1765, she was living on St. John.245

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Geurtryde van Beverhoudt, who was born on St. Thomas in about 1737, was buried in Christiansted on 21 March 1813 by the Danish Lutheran Pastor.246
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Thomas Magens van Beverhoudt, 1779

See Appendix for property.


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Engel van Bewerhoudt, from St. Thomas, 1779.

See Appendix for property.

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Martha van Beverhoudt, who was a member of the Anglican Church, was married on 20 November 1780 at home by the Lutheran Pastor to Peter Holte.247
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Anna Maria van Beverhoudt was born on St. Thomas in about 1739 and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and was classified as a mulatto. 248

She came to St. Croix in 1746. 249

On 26 July 1769, she received a Freedom Certificate from Governor Clausen. 250

In 1816, she was living in Queen’s Cross Street, Christiansted, and was employed as a School Mistress. 251


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Anna Susanna van Beverhoudt,, known as Great Catrientje, was born in Africa in about 1756 and was a member of the Lutheran Church and was classified as a Black. 252

She came to St. Croix as a child. 253

On 26 July 1769, she received her Freedom Certificate from Governor Clausen, and at that time she changed her name from Great Catrientje to Anna Susanna van Beverhoudt. 254

In 1816, she was living in Little Hospital Street, Christiansted, and was engaged as a Washer. 255

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Anna Susanna Beverhoudt was classified as free in 1817. 256

She was a leader in the Christiansted Lutheran Mission Church. 257

On 3 April 1817, she took communion in the Church. 258
Susanna van Beverhoudt was married by 1778 to Adam Søbøtker .259
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Helena van Beverhoudt was married on 24 September 1788 in the St. Croix Dutch Reformed Church to Michael de Hottman. 260
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Abraham Beverhoudt, who was born on St. Thomas in about 1775 and was a member of the Lutheran Church, and he was classified as a mulatto. 261

He was in possession of a deed, dated 28 October 1798, granted by Mrs. Haxthausen, stating that he was free. 262

He came to St. Croix from St. Thomas in about 1810. 263

He was married to Eliza, who was born on St. Croix in about 1765 and was a member of the Lutheran Church and she was classified as a mulatto. 264

On 20 August 1796, she received a Freedom Certificate signed by the Governor, Malleville. 265

In 186, they were living 13 Prince’s Street, Christiansted, and he was employed as a Huckster, while she was engaged in Sewing.266


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Maria Susanna van Beverhoudt was born on St. John in about 1777 and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and was classified as a mustice. 267

On 5 June 1778, her mother received a Freedom Certificate from Governor Clausen, and she was included in that certificate. 268

She arrived on St. Croix in about 1786. 269

In 1816, she was living at 53c East Street, Christiansted, and she was engaged in Huckstering. 270


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Rebecca Beverhoudt was born on St. Croix in about 1780 and was a member of the Anglican Church, classified as a mustice. 271

On 21 November 1794, she received a Freedom Certificate from Governor Lindemann. 272

In about 1808, she had a relationship with an unknown Miller. 273

In 1816, she was living with her son in Company Street, Christiansted, and was engaged as a Shop Keeper. on St. Croix in about 1812 and was baptized in the Lutheran Church, as free. 274

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