Friday, August 15, 2008

On This Date: August 15th

Church Membership

Phillipe Du Trieux (1585 - 1653), my 11th great-grandfather, and his first wife Jaquemyne Noirett (abt 1592 - 1621) were made members of the church in Leyden, Holland, on August 15, 1617. However by the end of the year that were also made members of the church in Amsterdam, Holland. Jaquemyne would die in 1621 and Phillipe would go on to marry Susanne Du Chesne (abt 1601 - aft. 1654), my 11th great-grandmother.

"The date that Philippe Du Trieux and his wife, Jacquemine Noiret became members of the church at Leydon is given as August 15, 1617, instead of October 1617, as given on p. 209 in the New York Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. LVII."[1]

Phillipe's presence in Amsterdam was important: it was here that he came in contact with future Pilgrims planning to migrate to the New World. Phillipe and his family arrived about the ship Nieu Nederlandt in 1624 and settled at Fort Orange, Albany, New York. While his exact death date is not known, it is believed that Phillipe and his second son, Phillipe (b. 1619) were killed by Indians sometime before September 8, 1653.


[1] "The House of Truax" - Descendants of Philippe Du Trieux, 1586-1653, edited by Howard S.F. Randolph from a manuscript by T. de Truax in the possession of the New York Genealogical and biographical Society, p. 336: Quote:

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