Hendrick Barents Smith

Male Abt 1638 - Abt 1690


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  • Born  Abt 1638  Lochem, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1690  Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Living 
    Family  Geertje Willems,   b. Abt 1643, Nieuwkerke, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1690 and 1692, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jun 1663  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Note: the following baptism record ties Hendrick's brother Dirck ("Dirck Smit van Lochem") together with Styntie Laurens (the mother-in-law of Hendrick's future daughter Johanna), as well as placing Dirck's origin as "Lochem" - NYDRC Baptisms:
      1655 Apr 18; Lucas Dirckszen, Annetje Cornelis; Hendrick; Dirck Smit van Lochem, Vaendrif, Elmer Huysen, Styntie Laurens

      From Keister, 31-32 "Hendrick Barents Smith, emigrant from Lochem, Holland, father of Johanna Smith who married Lawrence Van Hook; his wife was Geertje Willems; records of their family. He came to New Netherlands from Lochem, Holland, lived in Newtown and Bushwick, N.Y. His brother Dirck (Richard) Smith, Ensign and Captain of the Dutch West India Co., troops against the Swedes on the Delaware and against the Esopus Indians. Hendrick Barent Smith was a Cadet with the Dutch West India Co., Oct. 24, 1656 he petitions for a discharge which was granted. He was also a Magistrate."

      He was the Constable for Bushwick, NY in 1666. He was the Magistrate for Bushwick in 1673.

      Calendar of historical manuscripts in the office of the secretary of state, Albany, N.Y. New York (State). Secretary's Office; O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880, Dutch Manuscripts 1630-1664, Vol III:

      (page 59) 11 May 1655 - Council Minutes: Power of Attorney, Hendryck Barentsen Smith to Dirck Smith, to receive money due him (page 131)

      (page 176) 24 Oct 1656 - Council Minutes: Hendrick Barentsen Smith, cadet, for his discharge; granted (page 246)

      Holland Society Yearbook - 1901
      (New Netherland) Index to Grantees/Grantors 1659-1664
      Rachel Van Tienhoven to Hendrick Barentzen Smith (page 166)

      Court Minutes of New Amsterdam Vol. III
      (5 Oct 1660) Pieter Terragon and Marcus de Sousey, pltfs. v/s Hendrick Barensen, smith deft. Pltfs. complain that deft's hogs commit damage in their land. Deft. says, he has yoked his hogs and their fences are not close. Requests that some one be appointed to examine it. The Court appoint Pieter Jansen de Witt and Cornelis de Zeuw* to inspect the fence and reconcile parties if possible; if not to report their proceedings to the Court.
      (12 Oct 1660) Hendrick Barensen Smitt, pltf. v/s Pierre Terragon and Marcus de Soasoy, defts. Pltf. was ordered in Court, inasmuch as the matter in question is referred to arbitrators, to demand a letter from under their hand and to exhibit the same.
      (7 Dec 1660) On the petition of Hendrick Barenzen, smith, is noted in the margin:--Petitioner is to draw up an acte of what is contained herein. It is further ordered:--Burgomasters and Schepens direct Marcus de Sousay to make his fence close and Pieter Terragon and Marcus de Sousay are ordered to keep quiet and peaceable, and no more to vex or trouble Hendrick Barentsen, smith, or that provision shall be made by the Court.
      (22 May 1661) Marcus de Sousoy, pltf. v/s Anneken, widow of Dirck Smitt, deft. Pltf. says, he hired land from the deft. and that deft. sold it without his knowledge and that he had a year of it. Demands to remain out his time. Deft. says, pltf. has not fulfilled his contract, inasmuch as she has not received of him more than three pounds of butter from three cows and he paid no rent; he also did not return a skepel of seed corn and that she sold the land with his knowledge; that he should quit and promised to do so; undertaking to prove the same. The W. Court order the deft. to produce her proof by the next Court day.

      (page 243) 28 Dec 1662 - Council Minutes: Hendrick Barents Smith, to remove his residence from his farm to the village of Bushwick (page 298 - see below)

      From "A history of the town of Bushwick, Kings county, N.Y. and of the town, village and city of Williamsburgh, Kings county", N.Y (1884), by Henry Reed Stiles:
      "Hendrick Barent Smith, in contempt of the published and recently renewed orders, continued to reside on his separated plantation in the neighborhood of Boswyck, to the detriment and injury of said village," ordered him to break up his building within twenty-four hours; and in case of his default, the magistrates were empowered to demolish it.

      NYDRC Baptisms
      12 Mar 1664; Rosenvelt, Annetje Croesvelt; Marten; Hendrickje Smits

      "The Documentary history of the state of New-York": arranged under direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, secretary of State, Volume 2
      Rate list of Bushwyck, 8 Sept 1683
      Hendrick Barents Smit; 16 morgens of land & valley; 32 pounds

      The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 47
      Will of Hendrick Barnese Smith of Newtowne and Boswyck. Dated October 24th, 1687. Revokes former wills and codicils. Estate to wife Geertie Willemy or Smith until remarrying. To elist and only son Bernardus Smith two young mares. Cossen Hendrick Hendrickse. Residue of estate after death of wife to children of wife Gerritte Smith: Willimtie, Aeltie, Johanna, Bernardus and Annetie Smith. Daughter Willimtie married to Fred. Vander Grifft. Executors: Stephanus Van Cortland, Joost Darge. Witnesses: Raphe Doxey, Isaac Le Fevre. (Recorded Oct. 7, 1690, in Liber i of Conveyances, page 236.)

      VANDER ENDE-ONDERDONK House (or as known today the ONDERDONK House) is located at 1820 Flushing Avenue, in Ridgewood on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. It is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City.

      Peter STUYVESANT granted the land it sits on in the mid-seventeenth century, and by 1660, Hendrick Barents SMIDT occupied a small house on the site.

      The site was part of a land grant of 54 morgens (108 acres) issued by Peter STUYVESANT, governor of New Netherlands, on December 15, 1654.

      In 1709, Paulus VANDER ENDE of Flatbush, purchased the farm and began construction of the current house. The building was a prominent marker in the 1769 settlement of the boundary dispute between Bushwick in Kings County and Newtown in Queens County.





      It is called the ONDERDONK House because on April 27, 1821, Adrian ONDERDONK purchased the 58-acre farm with the house and barn for $6,000. The farm extended south from Flushing Avenue to what is now Catalpa Avenue. During the 1820's, Adrian ONDERDONK erected a small frame addition to the stone house immediately above the remnants of the foundation of the 1660
      building. Its architectural features are typical of Dutch buildings in this period:
      a gambrel roof, Dutch doors, central hallway and double hung windows with shutters.
    Children 
     1. Willimintie Smith,   b. Abt 1664, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marritje Smith,   b. 1665, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Johanna Hendricks Smith,   b. Abt 1673, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1747, Faggs Manor, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Barent "Bernardus" Smith,   b. 1674, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1747 and 1750, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Grietje (Margaret) Smith,   b. Abt 1675, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, Tarrytown, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Annetie "Anna" Smith,   b. 1677, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1745, Rye, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Aeltie Smith,   b. Abt 1680, Bushwyck, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F979  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Hendrick Barentzen Smith (1637-1690)
    Hendrick Barentzen Smith (1637-1690)
    Biographical narrative of Hendrick Barentzen Smith (1637-1690) and his family, including brother Dirck Smith.