LEONIN BLANCHAMP, father of MATTHEUS BLANSHAN, father of MATHIEU BLANSHAN, father of
Nicolaus Blanshan was baptized July 2, 1682 to Margrietje Claes Van Schoonhoven and Mathieu Blanshan. He married Maria Hornbeck, daughter of Warnaar Hoornbeck and Anna De Hooges on Jun 10, 1710. Much more information is available about Maria's mother and father. (See below) Warnaar Hornbeck was born in Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y. in 1645. Warnaar and Anna had 8 children: Antoni, Evaatje "Eva", Lodewyck, Saartje, Joost, Johannes, Marietje and Annetjen. Warnaar died in 1715 in Rochester, Ulster County. A book called "Warnaar Hornbeck Descendants" by Mrs. R. H. Sayre and Duffy Hornbeck Sr. has been published and is available on ancestry.com. Nicolaus was listed as a member of the foot company of Militia of Hurley under the command of Capt. Cornelius Wynkoop, Lt. Antonie Crispel, as was his father Mathieu (listed as Matys Blansyan Jr.)
The children of Nicolaus and Maria Hornbeck Blanshan were:
Margaret Blanshan - baptized in Kingston on August 26, 1711. Her sponsors were Matthys Blanshan, Annetje Blanshan and Cathryn Blanshan.
Matheus Blanshan - baptized on September 28, 1718 in Kingston, N. Y. His sponsors were Matheus Blanshan, Anna Blanshan, Warnaar Hornbeck and Maria Hooges. He died young.
Matheus Blanshan - born June 10, 1716. He married Annetjen Freer, daughter of Hugo Freer and Brejen Terpenning. They resided in Bontecou. (See Matheus Blanshan page)
Annatje Blanshan - baptized on December 13, 1719. Her sponsors were Matthys Blanshan and Anna Van Putten. She married Nicholas Louw. They had sons Benjamin, baptized in Marbletown in 1746 under sponsors Jacob Ketor and Elizabeth Louw, and Niclaas, baptized December 2, 1744 under sponsors Matthys Blanshan and Anna Freer. Benjamin married Catrina Du Bois, baptized April 14, 1745, daughter of Gerrit Du Bois and Margritje Elmendorf.
Margrieta Blanshan - baptized on March 17, 1723. Her sponsors were Matthys Blanshan and Catrina Schuyler.
ANNEKEN "ANNA" DE HOOGES
Anna's father, Anthony de Hooges was of Flemish stock. He was a son of Johannes de Hooges born about 1590 Holland and Maria Tijron born about 1599 Holland. Anthony sailed from Texel on July 30, 1641 on the ship "der Cornick David" which was in a fleet of about 35 other ships. It arrived in Plymouth, England on Aug 19th and then began the four month voyage to America. Anthony was in charge of the business management of the colony of Renssalearwyck from 1644 until 1648 and then from 1648 until his death in 1655 he was Secretary of the colony.
Anthony married in October of 1647 to Affien "Eva" Albertse Bratt born about 1632, daughter of Albert Andriese Brad/Bratt born 1600 Norway and Annette Barentse Van Rymers, born Norway died 1662 NY (who was the daughter of Pieter Jacobsen Van Rynsburg born Norway and Oysje Barents Pieters born Norway). They sailed from Texel Oct 2, 1636 on the ship "Rensselaerwyck" and arrived in Amsterdam Mar 4, 1637. Albert was from Fredrikstad in the southeast part of Norway. Eva's siblings included: Barent Albertse; Storm Albertsen; Engeltje; Gisseltje; Jan Albertse; Dirck; Andries Albertse.
The mountain which lies between Westchester and Putnam counties, NY was named "Anthony's Nose" after him.
Following Anthony's death about Oct 11, 1655, Eva married to Roeloff Swartwout on Aug 13, 1657. He was born in Amsterdam 1634, the son of Thomas Swartwout and Hendridkjen, daughter of Barent Otsen. Roelof returned to the Netherlands in 1660 to recruit more settlers and while in Holland, he was appointed Sheriff of the Esopus.
Two of the children of Anthony and Eva remained in Albany, the remaining children went with their mother and stepfather to the Esopus. Anthony and Eva had issue:
1. Maria born about 1648 married first Hendrick Bries and second at Albany, Albany Co., NY Aug 21, 1696 to Jacob Lookerman.
2. Anna born about 1650, Albany, Albany Co., NY married Warnaar Hornbeck about 1668-1670, Hurley, Ulster Co., NY. Anna died about 1690-1693 Ulster Co., NY.
3. Catrina born about 1651-52 married Harmen Rutgers.
4. Johannes born about 1653-54 married Margarita Post.
5. Eleanora born about 1655-1656 married Willem Mousnier de la Montagne.
Roelof and Eva had issue: 6. Hendreckje married Huybert Lambertse Brink, Mar 16, 1679.
7. Thomas married Lysbeth Gardenier (1622-1749)
8. Antoni born 1662 apparently died in infancy.
9. Antoni born 1664 married Jannetje Coobes in 1696.
10. Cornelia born 1667 married Hendrik Claessan Schoonhoven in 1688.
11. Rachel married Jacobus Kip (1666-1733) in 1694.
12. Eva married Jacob Dingman in 1698.
13. Bernardus bapt. Apr 26, 1673 married Rachel Schepmoes 1770.
Information about Warnaar Hornbeck is from the book Warnaar Hornbeck Descendants by Mrs. Ralph H. Sayre and Duffy C. Hornbeck Sr. The book begins with some speculation about the identity of his parents and his origin. It also reviews the historical setting of the Ulster County, New York, area in the mid-1600's where Warnaar first appears in court records in 1660. The Dutch and English were struggling for control of the present state of New York and there were battles with Indians in the area.
It was the Indian War of 1663 that was the basis for an edict made by Governor Stuyvesant which restricted the movements of every individual residing at Wildwyck (Now Kingston). He ordered a stockade be built around the settlement and nobody, not even farmers, should go outside without military guide. There were frequent violations of this order. Among the violators was Warnaar Hornbeck.
The first actual mention of Warnaar is a record of court proceedings on April 18, 1662 when he admitted "honestly the indebtedness for a pair of shoes to Pieter van Alan". Ordered: Payment out of the first wages without delay; payment to be made in wheat (3.5 measures).
Warnaar was at that time a farm hand of Geertrude Andriessen Bratt, daughter of Andries Bratt. She was the widow of Jacob Jansen Stol who had been ferrymaster at Beverswyck in 1603. It was while in her employ that he violated the ordinance against leaving the stockade without permission. It would appear from court records that he drove one of four wagons to the fields, under her orders, and when the case came to court he referred the court to his mistress (employer). On October 23, 1663, Roeloff Swartwout, Schout (sheriff) plaintiff vs Geertruyd Andriessen, defendant. Plaintiff demands from defendant a fine of 50 guilders for violating for the first time the ordinance enacted August 4, and a fine of 200 guilders for a second violation in having harvested with four wagons and a fine also for a third offense in having ...arbitrarily harvested with two wagons and having a gun in the field. Also a further fine for carrying fodder for her horses on a Sunday, on which occasion her horses were seized, but nevertheless the matter was settled with the Schout for five schepels of wheat and a can of brandy for the guard. Defendant answers that she several times was refused a convoy and therefore she was obliged to gather in her grain herself, without a guard, for fear that rain would spoil it.
The honorable court having heard both parties, orders the defendant to pay the full amount of the fines demanded for violating the ordinance, and to pay the plaintiff the agreed fine of five schepels of wheat and a can of brandy.
It is difficult to determine if Warnaar had been born in America with early records unavailable or lost; or if he had been born in Holland, and his name simply did not appear on a passenger list. It is even possible that the information is there but hidden by the custom of using a patronymic.
Whatever his origin. Holland or America, he certainly was in America by 1660 and, according to history, fathered 18 children by two wives. Although the names of all of the eighteen children have not been proven, some of these do appear on baptismal records in early New York.
The first wife of Warnaar Hornbeck was Anna, daughter of Anthony de Hooges and his wife, Eva Bratt. The date of their marriage has not been determined. The area was sometimes without benefit of clergy and a common practice had arisen of a couple announcing their intentions, setting up housekeeping, and making it legal when they had a chance. All perfectly legal according to the times in which they lived. Anna de Hooges apparently died sometime between 1688 and 1693. Warnaar married a second time to Margreit "Grietje" Tyssen (Dent Kruis).
Study of the local court records led the authors to describe Warnaar as follows: He was a "family man for sure, honest but often in debt, and perhaps a bit outspoken. He worked for a living and apparently learned the trade of wagonmaker."
The British took over New Netherland and named it New York in 1664. In the spring of 1665, the citizens in the Kingston area rebelled against the English soldiers' abuse. They had been compelled to board the soldiers in their homes and were tired of being "pushed around" by them. On May 26, 1665 some of the residents went to the guardhouse with guns. There was some drunkenness and shoving involved and the end result was a court case in which Warnaar was called to testify.
Monday, June 1, 1665 (Excerpt)
Jan Hendricksen, Alias Jan Buyr was asked whether his watch fell on last Tuesday evening and replied "Yes, because Warnaar Hoorenbeeck on the previous night took his watch" and that on said evening he mounted guard for Warnaar.
The Secretary Court Minutes also records this story involving Warnaar Hornbeck:
"On this January 3, 1671/2 Roelof Swartwoudt informs the honorable court that he, Warnaer Hoorenbeecq, Johannes de Hooges and Daniel Purine, while returning from Marbleton, between Hurley and Marbleton, found a fire on a wood path and near it four savages, busy cooking something, and, judging from their language they were southern savages, which they themselves acknowledged. They asked Swartwout and the whole company from whence they came and Johannes de Hooges answered, "from Waerwaersink" and the aforesaid savages said they also intended to go to Waerwaersink and after much talk they said to the savages, "We shall follow you." and for the purpose of making the savages follow them, returned right away to the spot and found the savages gone, and they could see by the burns of the fire that the savages had departed after them and maintain that the savages are planning mischief, and therefore informed the honorable court. Captain Chambers proposes the necessity of keeping a watch. The honorable court orders a watch of four men till further orders because the messenger remains away beyond the time Captain Chambers proposed the necessity of having the village closed as per the decree."
In April of 1670, a proclamation was issued to "raise and exercise the inhabitants of Hurley and Marbleton according to the discipline of Warr; Whereupon proclamation was made by Beat of Drum according to the Warrant underwritten." Among the names listed for the town of Hurley was Wardener Hornbeck.
The village of Hurley, situated in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains was founded by fifteen Dutch and Hueguenot families in 1661. The old stone homes which were built still line Hurley's streets today and each year Stone House Day is held on the second Saturday in July.
Warnaar had probably met his first wife, Anna de Hooges, when she accompanied her step-father, Roelof Swartwout, to the Esopus following his marriage to Eva Alberts Bradt. Eva was a first cousin to Warnaar's employer, from whom Roelof had rented a farm. The first children of Warnaar were born at Hurley according to their marriage banns. We are fortunate to have a description of the house they must have occupied such a short time before the death of Anna, as follows:
"Warner Hornbeck of Hurley and Antie his wife deed to Lois du Bois of the New Paltz meadow ground in Hurley by name of number 14r between lot of Mathys Blanshan and Roelof Swarthout. Signed 31 Mar. 1686 in Kingston, Warner Hornbeck, Annetie Hornbeck. Witnesses: Jan Hendricks, Antey de Moot. Entered May 19, 1686. John Ward. dpt. clk."
*11 Feb, 1685 Arent Teunison, attorny of Peter Jacobson of New York doth for him Let unto farme Warner Hornbeek of Hurley in the county of Ulster, Land in the limits and county of Mobakus known by the name of Warwarasinck amounting to 30 morgan or 60 acres for ten yearses beginning on the 1 May next. Warner Hoornbeek to occupy said tract and put it into sufficient fences, to build a sufficient dwelling house 30 foot long and 24 foot wide with breast work or ye easing: that shed compleat as it ought to be with two door cozens and one window cozen with a chamber floor to be laid as it ought to be with a chimney in the middell of the said house; and a barn 40 foot long and 28 wide with three leantos on each side and on the end, the barn must be thatched; also a stack or borgh with six rods of poles accordingly as they are commonly made. Warner Hoornbeek to pay 4 bushells of good winter wheat yearly. At the end of ten years he is to have 30 schepels winter wheat sowed, and to leave land in good fence with good house, barn and stack aforesaid.
Signed: Arent Tennison, Warner Hoornbeek.
Witnesses: Richard Hays, Huybert Lammerson."2
The children of Warnaar and Grietje Tyssen appear to have been born in the area of the village of Rochester in Ulster County and that is where Warnaar died in 1715.
Ref erences: Mrs. Ralph H. Sayre & Duffy C. Hornbeck, Sr, Warnaar Hornbeck Descendants (McClain Printing Co., Parsons West Virginia, 1977)1 325 pages. Earliest English Deeds of Ulster County, New York, Vol 1, p 123,Liber AA