Note: the information in the order in which I have found it. In some cases the information may repeat itself.
1. Immigration: 1642 Germany 1 Note:
Jurian Immigrated to New Amsterdam NY in 1642. He sailed in bondage for his passage to the United States. He sailed from Texal, Holland in June 1642 on board the ship "Der Houttuyn". He arrived at the port of New Amsterdam 4 Aug 1642. It's not known if his parents came with him, but everything indicates that he came alone. He was placed in the Michael Jansen household to work off his bondage.He drew wages in the Rensselaerswyck Colony on 13 Aug 1642. In July 1644 he is referred to as a servant of Michael Janse. On Jan 14, 1649 Jurian and Jochem Kettekheym took over a lease from Evert Pels of the remaining term, until 1 May 1653, of the farm formerly occupied by Symon Walichsz. On Oct 8th 1651 Kettelheym was released and Jurian became solely responsible. The farm was locates on Papscanee Island. It is believed that Jurian was released from his obligation to the farm before 1 May 1653 because at that time Pieter Hartgers took over the lease and in 1658 the land was sold to Volkert Jansen and Jan Thomasz. He married Marretje Jansen, in 1653, and then settled in Rensselaerwyck of the same year. He was killed by indians while acting as a guide for a troop of soldiers.
Father: Nicholas J WESTPHALEN b: 1594 in Westphalen Prov. Rhine Valley, Germany Mother: Mrs.
Marriage 1 Maritje HANSEN b: 1636 in Nordstrand, Holstein, Holland (Prussia) Married: 1653 in Kingston, Ulster, NY 6 Children: Rymerick WESTVALL b: 1654 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, NY Johannes Jurian WESTFALL b: 1657 in Foxhall, Kingston, Ulster NY. Abel WESTVALL b: 25 Sep 1661 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, NY Symon WESTPHAL b: 30 Sep 1663 in Wildwyck, Dutch Colony, Kingston, Ulster, NY Niclaas WESTPHAL b: 1665 in Foxhall, Kingston, Ulster NY. Elsien WESTVALL b: 27 Jun 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, NY Sources: Title: Immigration Records Title: Death Record Title: Westfall Family Reunion Book Author: Robert Westfall Publication: July 1981 reprint July 1991 Note: Book was put together for family members attending the Westfall family reunion. Only about 250 copies were made Text: Family History of the Westfall's as researched by Robert Westfall Title: Marriage Record
2. Jurian was the first of this family to come to this country. He left Holland June 06, 1642 and arrived in "New Amsterdam at the age of 13 aboard the ship DeHoutwyn on August 4, 1642. He then went up river 135 miles arriving at Fort Orange, Albany, NY on August 11, 1642.
He arrived as an indentured servant to Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. He was placed in the home of Michael Jansen. Jurian moved south of Albany to Esopus ( Kingston) with his friend and fellow indentured Servant Evert Pels about 1653. He was granted 32 1/2 Morgans ( 70 acres) of land September of 1654.
He married Marretje Jansen that same year. On August 17, 1759 Jurian and twelve others petioned Peter Stuyvesant to establish a church at Wiltwyke (Kingston). The church was established. Numerous records regarding Jurian and his descendants are available in Records of the Dutch Reformed Church in New York.
3. LEFT HOLLAND ON JUNE 6, 1642 ABOARD THE SHIP DEHOUTWUN, UNDER CAPTAIN ADRIAEN DIRCKSEN HE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK AUGUST 4, 1642,TEHN WENT UP THE HUDSON 135 MILES ARRIVING ON AUGUST 11, 1642 AT FORT ORANGE( ALBANY) NEWYORK. .
BIO SKETCHES OF THE PASSENGERS IN THE VAN RENS BOWIER
MANUSCRIPTS(REPRODUCED IN THE NEW YORK STATE LIB.90TH ANNUAL REPORT VOL. 2, SUPPLEMENT 7 1997:"Juriaen Bestval (Bestvall, Bestivall, Westval, Westvael, Westvaelt, van Westvaele), from Luyderdorp [Leiderdorp, near Leyden]; came by den Houttuyn and drew wages in the colony from Aug. 13, 1642. In July, 1644, he is referred to as servant of Michiel Jansz. Jan. 14, 1649, Juriaen Bestval and Jochem Kettelheym took over from Evert Pels the remaining term of the lease, till May 1, 1653, of the farm formerlly occupied by Symon Walichsz; Oct. 8, 1651, Jochem Kettelheym was released from his obligations and Juriaen Bestval became solely responsible. This farm was on Papscanee Island and was leased from May 1, 1653, to May 1, 1658, by Pieter Hartgers, and in 1658 sold to Volckert Jansz and Jan Thomasz."
A footnote on the page where this appears says: [re his name]
"This name is given in the account books among the *Rensselaerswyck Mss* as *Jurriaen Bestvall, Bestevall, Bestivall, Bestwall, Westval, Westvael, Westvaelt, and Westphael.* [* indicates italics] In a patent to Johanna de Laet, for land at Esopus, March 27, 1657, *Dutch Patents, HH,* p. 74, he is referred to as *Juriaen van Westphalen."
On another page [p.740], in something called "Memorandum of farms in the colony" [a footnote says this is not part of the Van R. Bowier MSS, but is found in the Rensselaerwyck Mss.. It is endorsed: *1651 Notietie Vn de Bouwerijen In Nieunederland Ende Wat deselve Behoorde te Rendeeren: Vut Capt. slijters Raport* (1651, Memorandum of the farms in New Netherland and what rent the same should bring; from Capt. Slijter's eport)--we have the entry for our Juriaen.
"One ditto [farm] used by *Juriaen Weestmael* [footnoted: Jurriaen Westvael or Bestval] on *papsichine* Island; also one of the best farms. Has never paid yet and gives tithes f42:-- Guilders f560 Morgens 28 Horses 10 Cows 5
AMERICAN NOMADS, EMILY STOWELL:Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfall daughter of Johannes. The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for a number of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and looted the town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 women and 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at the time, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians JURIAEN WAS AN INDENTURED who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he was guiding a troop of British soldiers.
KINGSTON, NY. 8/17/1659, JURIAEN AND 12 OTHERS PETIONED PETER STUYVESANT TI ESTABLISH A CHURCH AT WILTWYCK ( KINGSTON) AND THAT REV. HARMANUS
BLOOM, WHO HAD RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM HOLLAND, WOULD ACCEPT THE POSITION AS PASTOR. EXCEPT FOR THOMAS CHAMBERS, JAN VAN OSTERHOUT, AND CORNELIOUS SLECHT, ALL PETIONERS SIGN WITH A MARK. JURIAEN SIGNED WITH A 3 PRONGED FORK OR TRIDENT MARK.
Note: The following is information found on Jurian Westphalen. I have numbered
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