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Laurens Arentsen TOERS

Laurens Arentsen TOERS

Male 1640 - 1707  (67 years)

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  • Name Laurens Arentsen TOERS  [1
    Born 1640  Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 17 Jan 1640  Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 24 May 1707  Saddle River, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I210  The Turses
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2016 

    Father ARENT LOURENSSE TOERS,   b. Bef 1618, Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1674, Bergen, Hudson Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Mother ANNA CLAES,   b. Bef 1620,   d. 1682  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1639  Amsterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francyntje Thomas Fredricksen CUYPER,   b. 4 Apr 1655, Nieuw Amsterdam/New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Aug 1672  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Annetie TOERS,   b. Nov 1673,   d. 19 Dec 1673  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Arent Louwerns TOERS,   b. Apr 1675, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Laurensen TOERS,   b. 4 Apr 1687
     4. Claes Laurensen TOERS,   b. Apr 1679
     5. Maria TOERS,   b. Apr 1681,   d. Bef 28 Jun 1682  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. Antje (Nancy) Laurens TOERS,   b. Feb 1683
     7. Johannes TOERS,   b. Apr 1685,   d. 10 Oct 1686  (Age ~ 1 years)
     8. Mareytje TOERS,   b. Sep 1689
     9. Johannes TOERS,   b. Oct 1691
     10. Ariaen Laurensen TOERS,   b. May 1694,   d. Bef 1746  (Age ~ 51 years)
     11. Son TOERS,   b. 20 Sep 1696,   d. 2 Oct 1696  (Age 0 years)
     12. Cornelis Laurensen TOERS,   b. 1705, Acquackanonk, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1733, Hackensack Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 28 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1640 - Amsterdam, Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 May 1707 - Saddle River, NJ Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Vanderbeck House I
    Vanderbeck House I
    Brief history of house and land owned by Lauren Arentsen Toers and Jacob Vanderbeck. House built probably 1740.

  • Notes 
    • According to local history Laurens settled in Saddle River.

      The first attempt to settle lands west of the Saddle River was made in 1681, when a patent was issued by Governor Carteret and his council to Jacob Cortelyou, Hendrick Smock, Rutgert Joosten, and others, for 3,525 acres of section 29, adjoining the Saddle River on the east and south, partly on the Passaic River and partly on a brook, on the west. This patent was declared forfeited for non-settlement. The second attempt was made seven years later , when section 18, containing 5,320 acres, described as lying between the Passaic and Saddle Rivers,-" beginning at the meeting of the said rivers and running northerly along the Passaic River, its several turns, reduced to a straight line,. four miles and thirty-six chains to a white oak tree marked on four sides at the Bound Brook, thence from the Bound Brook north east by a great Rock of Stone, eighty four chains, thence north east along the line of the Indian purchase, one hundred and eight chains, thence along Saddle River southwesterly to the place where it began. Being in length, reduced to a straight line, six miles and a half,"-was patented by the proprietors to nine persons, to wit: Colonel Richard Townley, of Elizabethtown, N. J.; Captain Elbert Elbertsen , of Flatlands, L. I. ; Jaques Cortelyou, of New Utrecht, L. I.; Richard Stillwell, of Staten Island, N. Y.; William Nicholls, of the City of New York; Catharine IHoagland, of Flatlands, L. I.; Peter Jacobus Marius , of the City of New York; and Roloff Joosten and Hendrick Matthiesen, of New Utrecht, L. I. The survivors of these persons, and the heirs of those deceased, partitioned the tract, May 16, 1692, and thereafter sold it to settlers as follows : Joshua Bos , Thomas Jurianse . John Van Horn, John Post, Halmagh Van Houten, Garret Jurianse , Garret Garretson , Garret Garretson , Jr., John Garretson , Peter Garretson , Dirck Barentsen, Thomas Fredericksen, Warner Burger, Abram Van Varrick, Laurence Toers, Peter Jacobsen Morris, David Laurencen Ackerman, Dirk Van Zyle, Hendrick Vandelinda, Jacob Marinus, Thomas F. and Andries F. Cadmus, and John Billfield. This section is sometimes called in deeds " Acquackannock " and sometimes " Slotterdam," and comprised the greater part of the present Township of Saddle River. The "Rock" referred to is supposed to have been what is now Glen Rock.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph.

    2. [S765] Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms 1564-1910.

    3. [S764] Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948.

    4. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph, Original listing 1914 Holland Society Year Book.