1682 - ______
|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
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.
WARNAAR HORNBECK (abt 1645-abt 1715)
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
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
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
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.
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
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