Note: as the son of Jacob Backer and Margaret Stuyvesant, half-sister of Director-General Pieter Stuyvesant. Age 45 in the 1709 census, Nicholas was born about 1663/4. In his will written 15 July 1726 and proved 27 Aug 1726, he names his children Neelkie, Elizabeth, Ann, Catherine and Jacob. His daughter Margaret, listed in the sensus, apparently had died before 1726. Nicholas bequeathed the farm to his son Jacob and requested that as long as his wife Catherine remained a widow she should live in the house and be maintained by the profits of the farm, "peaceably and independent of my son Jacob," who was his executor. All of Nicholas' children were of his first wife."
Staten Island Census of 1706-1709. Backer Jacob 2 3 boy; Baker Trinthe 2 3 Woman; Baker Neelthe 2 4 girl; Baker Margreat 2 6 girl; Baker Elisabeth 2 7 girl; Baker Anne 2 8 girl; Baker Trinthe 2 9 girl; Baker Nicolus 45 2 4 man; Baker John 22 2 31 man.
Note: The NYG&B Record, Vol 130, Number 12 April 1999. Barbara A. Barth.. p. 103. "Nicholas Baker w
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