Note: IMAGRATED FROM HOLLAND IN 1640 WHEN HER MOTHER DIED MARRETJE WAS JUST 9 YEARS OLD. HER FATHER PLACED HER AND HER SISTER ELSA IN THE HOME OF PHILLIP GARRETSON, A FARM FAMILY, WHERE THEY WERE TAUGHT SEWING, COOKING AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES.
Kingston court records again In 1670, a Maritie Hansen appears in court, as wife of Jacob Jansen, suing Edward Whitaker for doctor bills, etc, because Edward beat her husband senseless, leaving him unable to work. She "further requests to be relieved of the farm because her husband can no longer manage same."
Ref: NY HISTORICAL MSS DUTCH, VOL II REGISTER OF THE PROVINCIAL SEC 1642-1647
23 May 1644, Fort Amsterdam - Indenture of MARITIE HANS, dau of HANS JANSEN, to Phillip Gerritsen, tavern keeper, for the term of 3 consecutive years,beginning on New Year Anno 1645, and ending on New Year Anno 1648. Gerritsen is to provide Maritie with board, lodging, & necessary clothing & have her taught sewing. HI -- mark of Hans Jansen
STOUTENBURGH, HENRY A. , DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE DUTCH CONGREGARION, OYSTER BAY, NY. 2 VOLS. , 1904, NY. VOL 2, OAGE 509., PAGE 675: MARRETHE WAS THE GIRL BOUND TO THE TAVERN-KEEPER. 7 FEB 1667 COURT SESSION, GERRIT FOKEN, PLAINTIFF, BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST MARRETIE HANSE, DEFENDANT, DEMANDING 102 GUILDERS FOR HIS SHARE WITH INTEREST WHICH JUR. WESTPHAEL HAD PROMISED ON MAY 2, 1662. THE DEFENDANT, MARRETIE HANSEN, ADMITS THE DEBT OF 102 GUILDERS AS ALSO THE 16 SCH. OF WHEAT, AND SAYS THAT SHE CAN PAY NO EXPENSES AND ALSO BECAUSE OF THE TIMES, AS WELL ON ACCOUNT OF THE WAR AS FOR OTHER REASONS, HAVE NOT PERMITTED HER TO PAY. THE HON COURT SENTENCES DEFENDANT TO PAY PLAINTIFF AS ATTORNEY FOR VOCKJE JANSS THE DEMANDED 16 SCH. OF WHEAT WITH THE INTEREST, BECAUSE THE SAME WERE ACCEPTED BY HER DECEASED HUSBAND JUYR. WESTPHAEL ON MAY 2, 1662. SOURCE: NEW YORK
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS-KINGSTON PAPERS P 386.
STOUTENBURG,HENRY A. DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE DUTCH CONGREATION OF OYSTER BAY NEW YORK Vol.2, P509.
Marritje, dau. of Hans Jansen Noordstrandt [meaning, I think, "from Noordstrandt"] married about 1659, Juriaen Westphael and settled at Kingston, where they had a number of children baptised. He died about 1667. She then married Jacob Jansen (sup.) Stoutenburgh
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