Our Family Genealogy Pages

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames
Search
First Name:


Last Name:



Claes Arentsen TOERS

Claes Arentsen TOERS

Male 1643 - 1724  (81 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Claes Arentsen TOERS 
    Born 1643  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 29 Oct 1643  Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    OCCU Magistrate, schout. lawyer 
    RELI RDC  [3
    Died 10 Oct 1724  [4
    Person ID I314  The Turses
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father ARENT LOURENS 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  [5
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacomyntje VAN NEST 
    Married 22 Jun 1684  Breuckelen Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Annetie TOERS,   b. 27 Jun 1685,   d. 28 Jun 1702  (Age 17 years)
    +2. Judicht Claes Arentse TOERS,   b. 11 Apr 1687, Bergen, Hudson, NJ, Kakait, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1749  (Age 62 years)
     3. Arent Claesen TOERS,   b. Oct 1691,   d. May 1694, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     4. Catalyntie TOERS,   b. 4 Feb 1694,   d. 7 Jun 1702, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     5. Pietertje Claes TOERS,   b. 6 Sep 1696
    +6. Arent Claesen TOERS,   b. 10 Jun 1699,   d. 17 Sep 1779  (Age 80 years)
     7. Nicolaes Claes TOERS,   b. 11 May 1703,   d. 13 Nov 1729, Bergen, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     8. Jooris TOERS,   b. 16 May 1707, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1707, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1643 - Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1684 - Breuckelen Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Claes Arentsen Toers served in several capacities as one of the earliest public officials in Bergen (Jersey City). He served as Schout (best described as a combination of bailiff, sheriff, and prosecuting attorney); was appointed Schouts, President and Town Clerk on 18 Aug 1673 during the period that the Dutch reoccupied New York after defeating the Engiish at sea; after earlier being appointed Court Messenger (1663) at Bergen, among other duties. The fact that he was appointed Schout in 1673 calls into question earlier records of his birth year being 1658, since he is found with parents in it is unlikely that he would receive this appointment at age 15. More likely, he was born in the mid-1640’s, as has been recently discovered thru records in the Netherlands Archive.He was appointed the second coroner of Bergen 6 Dec 1683. It is largely thru his public service and apparent literacy that we have the early history of the family.

      Witness to the will of Laurens Andress Van Buskirk together with Enoch Michielsen, Proved: 19 March 1692-3.

      Nelson’s History of Bergen and Passaic County (page 99) notes that Claes Arentsen was most likely admitted to the bar as an attorney in 1661. The records of the courts note that he served as an attorney between 1664 and 1678, but records are limited, and undoubtedly he served in this capacity as long as he was able. Winfield’s History of Hudson County (page 94) provides the dates of his appointment to posts in Bergen.

      Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 3rd Volume, published Paterson, NJ 1899 contain several citations of his legal documents. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S765] Netherlands, Select Births and Baptisms 1564-1910.

    2. [S762] .

    3. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph.

    4. [S58] Six Centuries of the Van Dorland Family (Uit de klei getrokken).

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

    6. [S27] RDC Bergen Records.

    7. [S592] History of the County of Hudson, NJ, Winfield, Charles H, (Kennard & Stationary M’fg and Printing Co, 1874).