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Jans Pieterse HARING

Jans Pieterse HARING[1]

Male 1633 - 1683  (49 years)

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  • Name Jans Pieterse HARING 
    Born 26 Dec 1633  Hoorn, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1683  New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2223  The Turses
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2016 

    Father Pieter Janszen HARING 
    Mother Maritje PIETERS 
    Family ID F1605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grietje/Margaret COZYNS (GERRITSEN),   b. 1641, Harlem, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Orange, Schuyler, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 May 1662  New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Vroutje Janse HARING,   b. 3 Mar 1663, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Pieter Jansen HARING,   b. 13 Aug 1664, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Piermont, Orange Co., Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Vroutje Janse HARING,   b. 3 May 1667, Nyc, Ny, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Cozine Jansen HARING,   b. 3 Mar 1669, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1743  (Age 74 years)
     5. Cornelius Jans HARING,   b. 4 Mar 1672, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1775  (Age 103 years)
     6. Brechtie HARING,   b. 4 Jul 1675, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1709  (Age 33 years)
    +7. Marytie HARING,   b. 27 Sep 1679, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Abraham HARING,   b. 24 Nov 1681, New York City, New York, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1772  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 

    • Jan Pietersen Haring was born in Hoorn, Holland on December 26, 1633. This date is reported as having appeared in family Bible records and is also in the Haring Family Notebook which appears on the source website, Dutch Door Genealogy.

      That his family was from Hoorn was confirmed in 2005 in a communication to historian Firth Haring Fabend from the archivist at the Westfries Archives
      in the Netherlands. He says:

      "Indeed Jan Pietersz Haring was present in Hoorn on May 25, 1680 when the Hoorn notary Cornelis Nopper wrote his notarial deed. This deed concerned the inheritance of Ariaantje Claas, widow of Cornelis Pietersz
      Metselaar, a brother of Jan Pietersz Haring who was one of the successors."

      "A metselaar is a brick layer. A 'successor' in this sense means that JPH was one of his brother's heirs. It is amazing that this record survives, as 90% of the seventeenth-century records in Westfries have disappeared."

      It's interesting that the surname "Haring" was used to refer to JPH at this date, when surnames were not all that common. Note that he was referred to as "Jan Pietersz Haring of New Netherland". Although he probably only lived in this country for little more than 20 years, he made significant contributions, most especially as the leader of the Tappan Patent group, which acquired 16,000 acres of an area that straddles the present New York/New Jersey line, on the west side of the Hudson River.

      Jan Pietersen Haring married Grietje Cosyns as her second husband at Whitsuntide in 1662. Whitsuntide (i.e. White Sunday, from the custom of wearing white on that day) is Pentecost (in Dutch, Pinxster). The
      record of this marriage has not been found, and this information is from family records. The Haring Family Notebook is available on the source website. The original is now in the manuscript collection of the Library of the DAR in Washington, D.C. The Notebook states that theirs was the first marriage at the New Dutch Church on Stuyvesant's Bowery in New York. Do. Henricus Selyns ministered both in Brooklyn and at Stuyvesant's Bowery from 1660 to 1664, but it is not known at what date a church building was constructed. There is nothing, however, that contra-indicates the Notebook record of the marriage.

      Her parents, Cosyn Gerrits and Vroutje Gerrits, are recorded as members of the New Amsterdam church in the late 1650's. During the time that Domine Selyns ministered on Sunday evenings at Stuyvesant's chapel at the Bowery, Cosyn and Vroutje must have been members there, because it is recorded that they rejoined the New Amsterdam church after Selyns returned to the Netherlands because of the illness of his father. This record appears in the membership lists between the entries for 1664 and 1665. Daughter Grietje Cosyns is listed separately there, and at that time she was already married to Jan Pietersen Haring. On October 28, 1668 JPH himself joined the New Amsterdam church as Jan Pieterszen Hearing, but his
      name never appears in the Stuyvesant Chapel records, which are themselves found with the records of the Brooklyn church.

      Jan Pietersen's name appears in the records for the first time at the birth of his second child and first daughter, Vroutje, in 1667. The baptism of his first child, his son Pieter, does not appear. It should be noted that his birthdate August 13, 1664, as recorded in the Haring Family Notebook, was after
      Do. Selyns had returned to the Netherlands. The last baptism performed by Do. Selyns was July 20, 1664, and the next baptism recorded was October 16, 1666, so there is an obvious gap in those records. JPH and Grietje had six more children (including Vroutje) - a total of four sons and three daughters, all of whose baptisms are recorded in the Dutch Reformed Church records of New York.

      Grietje Cosyn had been married previously to Harmen Theuniszen on 19 April 1654. They baptized a daughter Vroutje in 1658, but this child did not survive.

      Jan Pietersen Haring served as a schepen - the Court Minutes of New Amsterdam for 1674 read as follows:

      "From the nomination made by the Outside People beyond the Fresh Water, the W:Court with the approbation of the Honorable Governor General, have elected and confirmed as Magistrates for the ensuing year:
      Jan Pietersen Haaring,
      Adriaen Cornelissen, Old Schepens
      Jacob Pietersen de Groot,
      Wolphert Webber, New Schepens
      Which aforesaid Magistrates are hereby authorized and empowered, after having taken the customary oath at the hands of the W:Court here, to govern the Outside People in their district according to the instruction granted them to this effect: - further regulating themselves according to all such orders and instructions as shall in addition be given them from time to time. Done, City Hall of the City N: Orange 2nd October 1674.

      Schepens received a salary and were entitled to the Great Burger Right, which meant they could run a business, carry on a trade, vote and run for office. They were empowered to give final judgment on all cases involving sums of less than a hundred guilders and had full power in all criminal cases.

      There is a record in the Andros Papers dated 1676 of a group of men applying for land which reads as follows:


      The names of the persons For Land upon Manhatens Island.


      Wolferd Webber Constable
      Jno. Peterson: wheelemaker
      (note: these two names are bracketed together with the number 2)
      Arien Cornelius Son
      Tunis Edisse
      Bastian Elson
      Henry Corneliusson
      Spunge Yonson
      Claus Manuell a Negro
      Jon: DeFreeze Molatt
      William Antonis Molatt
      David Defore and his son Jon: Defore 2
      Garrat Cozensee
      Solomon Peterse
      Andrews Vriance
      Old Mingoe:
      Severeene Laurenson
      Ebbert Foctuse
      Arnold Webber
      Assent Negroe
      Michaell Negroe
      Old Franciscoe Negroe
      Lewis Smith Negroe
      Jon. Bennue
      Daniell Clarke
      Theophilus Elsworth
      Clement Elsworth
      Marcke de Susswaie Senior
      Marcke De Susswaie Junior
      Marten Hardwen

      [ENDORSED:] Persons for land upon Manhatans Isl. 1676

      Then in the Andros Papers in 1677/78 there is a note
      referring to:

      "The Land of Wolford Webber and Jon: Peterson Hering knowne by the Name of The Land Hills"

      ("Land Hills" should properly read "Sand Hills".)

      This brief reference does confirm that the "Jno. Peterson: wheelemaker" of the previous application for land was indeed Jan Peterse Haring, and that the land was granted.

      JPH's father-in-law Cosyn Gerritsen is known to have been a wheelmaker, and whether JPH learned the trade from him, or had apprenticed to learn it earlier is not known.

      JPH's most significant accomplishment was as the head of the group of 13 families who purchased the land known as the Tappan Patent. The deed to purchase the land from the Indians was in 1681/2, and the final grant was in 1686. Unfortunately JPH died without settling on the land. His widow married Daniel DeClark, a man 12 years her junior, in 1685. The house in Tappan most commonly known as the DeWint House was built for Grietje by her third husband, with the date 1700 over the door - it is the oldest house
      standing in Rockland County.

      Jan Pietersen Haring died on December 7, 1683.

      More history of the Haring Family and the Tappan Patent is available at http://www.rockleigh.org/History/Families/Haring_Family.htm [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S300] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [S302] Dutch Door Genealogy Rockland County History.