Simon's Family History

 
TWELFTH GENERATION


Hendrick HENDRICKS / HENDRIX, HENDRICKSEN etc. / OBE / OBEE

It appears that there may have been several different Hendrick Henricks / Hendricksen etc. in New Amsterdam at times. The Dutch Patronymic naming system, together with a new colony subsequently taken over by the English, gave rise to numerous names for the same individuals, sometimes based on strict patronymic, other times surnames, occupations or place names. Hendrick Obe is distinguished in some of the records as Hendrick Hendricks or Hendricksen, Hendrix etc., i.e. Hendrick the son of Hendrick; sometimes described as the "drummer"; and even as Hendrick Tambour, the Dutch word for drummer. Those records identifying him definitively as the same person as Hendrick / Henry (Hendricksen) Obe or the drummer can obviously be accepted. Of the records that only have Hendrick Hendricksen some are identifiable as Hendrick Obe because follow up records of the same case identify him as Hendrick Obe or the drummer. He starts appearing in the records5f as Henry Obe from 1669. Otherwise caution must be exercised in attributing all the Hendrick Hendricksen records to him unless a link can be established. However having said that out of the 160 instances where the names Hendrick Hendrickson / Obe etc. are recorded in the 7 volumes of The Records of New Amsterdam 1653 to 1674, only 10 cannot be positivly identified as Hendrick Obe. Thus it would seem that any other instances of possible Hendrick Hendricksen's in New York at this period are sparse and possibly fleeting.

There are some baptisms in the Dutch Reformed Church that show the possibility of one or two other Hendricks :-
1643 - A child to Hendrick Hendrickszen, sponsor Isaac Hendrickzen. This could be a child from an earlier marriage of Hendrick Hendrickszen Obe, or not. It preceeds the children by 8 years.
1651, 1652 & 1654 - Three children to Hendrick Hendrickszen, no mother stated.
1657 to 1659 - Three children to Hendrick & Aeltje Claes following nicely in date sequence to the above three. Hendrick named as Hendrick Tambour, Hendrick Obbe & Hendrick Hendrickszen Obee.
1661 - one child to Hendrick Hendrickszen and Aeltie Hendricks, almost certainly Aeltje Claes.
1662 & 1664 - Two children by Hendrick Hendrickszen and Annetje Jans. Is this another person or an alternate name for Aeltje Claus as they nicely follow in date sequence to the other children?
1668, 1674, 1676 & 1679 - Four children to Hendrick Hendrickszen & Wyntie Rycken. This must be another Hendrick as Hendrick Obe's wife Aeltje Claus is still alive in 1686 when she is listed with Hendrick as church members. However what is odd about these is that again they follow in a nice date sequence to the other children.

Other Hendrick Hendricksens, some may or may not be Hendrick Hendricksen Obe :-

  • In 1639 Hendrick Hendrickssen from Doesburch - delivered goods.7
  • In 1644 Hendrick Hendricksen from Stambuit in Friesland aged 20 years. [Council Minutes 6 July 1644]8
  • In 1646 Hendrick Hendrickssen from Doesorgh plaintiff in a slander case [Council Minutes 18 May 1646]8
  • In 1648 Hendrick Hendricksen of Eerlant made a power of attorney to Jacob Parghens to receive moneys due to him by the West India Company at Amsterdam. Eerland was indexed by the editor as Ireland but that makes no sense which the New York Archive translator agrees but they can still cannot identify the place. His name is written variously in this document but is signed Heinrich Heinrichs which is possibly German, and his signature does not match the signature of Hendrick Hendricksen in the Deed of 1654. 6
  • In 1654 Hendrick Hendricksz, tailor [Council Minutes]. This was probably Hendrick Hendricksen Kip, tailor.
  • In 1656 Hendrick Hendricksen, a baker, in the Fort Orange Court Minutes.

Could one of the cases above be indentifying the origins of Hendrick Obe? It is strange that the vast majority of the The Records of New Amsterdam 1653 to 1674 can be identified as Hendrick Hendricksen / Obe, why this disparity if there were these other Hendrick Hendricksens? Perhaps they were only resident in New York for a short while?

Some say he was from Obry in Denmark as per his accepted surname of Obe / Obee as time progressed, however I have yet to see any reference or documentry proof of this and I suspect that it could be a guess by those trying to match up patrynomics and place names.

He married  to (1) Aeltje / Keltie CLAUS.

Children :-

  • Catharina OBE was christened on the 20 Apr 1651 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Lysbeth OBE  was christened on the 28 Jul 1652 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Hendrick OBE was christened on the 7 Jan 1654 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Claes OBE was christened on the 15 Apr 1657 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Lydia OBE  was christened on the 5 Jun 1658 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Grietie OBE  was christened on the 17 Aug 1659 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1
  • Claes OBE was christened on the 1 May 1661 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York.1

Henrick married a 2nd time :- 13 Jan 1692, Hendrick Obee, widower of Keltie Claes, to Marritje Jans, widow of Willem Janszen.1


New Amsterdam / New York

As per the 1660 Castello map below Hendrick Obe is connected to two properties described on the map :-
Block G, No. 7 - 1654 (See further info in the chronological order below)
Block G, No. 11 - 1669 (See further info in the chronological order below)


A better view of no's 7 & 11 in Block G can be seen on the coloured illustration :

 
In the following list those marked with an asterick * after the year date are not confirmed as Hendrick Hendricksen Obe but may refer to him.
 
1646* Hendrick Hendricksen vs Annetje, wife of Arent Steffenierse, slander.6
1653* Sale of oxen and cart to Capt. George Right of Gravesend, as per Gravesend records.9
1653 Deed. Auke Janse, carpenter to Hendrick Hendricksen of Middleborch, house and lot west side of the Great Highway, Manhattan Island. 6 (Action of 14 July confirms he is Hendrick the drummer).
1653* 10 Feb at Fort Amsterdam - Hendrick Hendrickson plaintiff v/s Andries Pietersen Kuyper of Cooper, demands payment of 31fl, deft. agrees to pay within one month. [pg51].5a
1653* 17 Feb - Jacob Kip v/s Hendrick Hendricksen. Kip demands delivery of 10 schepels of barley or 30fl. Ordered to pay in 14 days. [pg.53]. 5a
1653 14 July at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, the drummer. Jansen asks for payment of 48fl due as the balance of the purchase money for the house & lot (See deed above), also 10fl for a pig. Court decides that Jansen is bound to give a deed before receiving his money from deft. [pg.86].5a
1653 21 July at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen of Middlesburgh. Jansen demands 48fl as balance of the above mentioned house and lot, he having given the deed dated 2 Mat, and 10fl for the pig. Deft. claims the wall of the city diminishes the lot. Both parties to bring in their complaints and answers in writing at the next session. [pg.89].5a
1653 11 Aug at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer. It is decided to inspect the lot. [pg.97].5a
1653 18 Aug at the City Hall. Aukem Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer. Commissioned the burgomasters to inspect the lot. [pg.101].5a
1653 1 Sep at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer. Burgomasters order defendant to pay Jansen fl.29:25. Jansen to provide deed and letter of ownership. [pg.112].5a
1653 15 Sep at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer. Jansen demands payment of money owing together with fl.10 for hogs delivered. Defendant contends that the fl.10 is included in the previous judgement of fl.29:3 Court decides that the fl.10 was not included and defendant to pay. [pg.119].5a
1653 20 Oct at the City Hall. Auken Jansen v/s Hendrick Tambour [drummer] for payment of seven guilders. Defendant condemmed to pay. [pg.124].5a
1654 13 Apr 1654 at the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer, prosecutes for fl. 188:14 in the hands of Jacob Strycker on account of Jan Snediger, which attachment he has made according to to the declaration of the Court Messenger for Claes Bordingh. Postponed until the next session. [pg.186].5a
1654 2 May at the City Hall. As in the above case of 13 Apr. Brugomasters decide that the defendant pay the plaintiff 80 gl. out of the moneys attached in the hands of Jacob Strycker and Hendrick Hendricksen Tamboer [Drummer]. [pg.190].5a
1654 Castello Plan of New York - Block G, No.7 (as per map above) : In June 1654 George (Joris) Rapalje sold it to Hendrick Hendricksen Obe 6, who, although he was a drummer at Fort Amsterdam, found it convenient to live at Middleburgh (Newtown) "for the present", and therefore sold it again to Pieter Lucasen, from Goes, in Holland [N.Y. Col. Mss., III; 115; Liber Deeds A5]. However the house reverted to the Drummer; but it was generally rented out.2
1654 24 Aug at the City Hall. Hendrick, drummer, plaintiff v/s Antony lodewycksen. Defendant in default. [pg.230].5a
1654 24 Aug at the City Hall. Hendrick, drummer, plaintiff v/s Antony lodewycksen. Defendant in default. [pg.234].5a
1655 31 May 1655 in the City Hall. Petition signed by various residents including Hendricksen, the Drummer, presented to the Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens, relative to the imoral lives of Jacob Stevenson and Mary Joosten. [pg.317].5a
1655 21 June in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricks, drummer, requests payment of his remaining half years wages, due on 5 June last, being fl.40 and offers his further service; whereupon endorsed shall be paid forthwith. [pg.324].5a
1655 23 Aug 1655 in the City Hall. Lyca Dircksen v/s Hend'k Hendricksen, Drummer, defendant in default. [pg.347].5a
1655 15 Oct. Whereas the following persons being summoned remain absent, they are therfore taxed as follows :- Hendrick Hendricksen, Drummer 10fl. [pg.374].5a
1655 18 Oct in the City Hall. Jorsey Rapalje v/s Hend'k Hendricksen, Drummer. Plaintiff states that defendant had leased his house. Requested that Hendrick be condemmed to quit the house. Defendant says he did not give up the house; but that he did, if it happened, that he wanted the house whilst he was away, and he did not occupy it, he might enter on it; but as he intended to return within a month, he agreed that the house should be his again. He undertook to prove the same and was granted a day to do it. [pg.377].5a
1655 15 Nov in the City Hall. Luycas Dircksen v/s Hend'k Hendrix, Drummer. Demands 16 beavers for Jan Sybrantsen according to assignment. Defendant acknowledged debt, ordered to pay plaintiff 16 beavers within one month. [pg.400].5a
1656 15 Mar 1656 in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricx, Drummer, declared to constitute himself bail for Thomas Swartwout. Signed Hendrick Hendricksen, Drummer. [pg.64].5b
1656* 15 May in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricks as attorney for Maria Luyckersen. [pg.99].5b
1656* 18 Sep 1656 in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricks v/s Andries Hoppen. Plaintiff complained that Hoppen will not pay him according to a previous judgement. Wants payment with costs : And states that the defendant's wife has scandalously slander his wife. Defendant to pay fl13.10 and both parties to remain at peace. [pg.166].5b
1656 2 Oct in the City Hall. Nicolaes Boot, plaintiff v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, Drummer, deft. Plaintiff says that the deft. bought one of his hogsheads of tobacco from Mr Willet. Claims deft. owes for the same, which deft. denies saying the responibility lies with Mr Willet. Parties ordered to appear next Court day. [pg.178].5b
1656 10 Nov in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrix, Drummer, appears and declares to remain security for Pieter Luyckersen. Signed Hendrick Hendricksen. [pg.226].5b
1656 20 Nov 1656 in the City Hall. Jan Perie, tavernkeeper, defendant, charged that at the office of Notary M: de Vos without provocation struck four different times Hendrick the Drummer and treated him with violence. Notary de Vos and Hendrick summoned to appear the next Court date to be heard. [pg.229.]5b
1657 8 Jan 1657 in the City Hall. Notary de Vos testified that Jan Perie the deft. raised an argument and repeatedly struck one Hendrick the Drummer, and that they were at such handgrips, that it was necessary to separate them. Deft. shall be punished by either having his right hand cut off, or that he shall be condemned in such fines as the Court shall deem proper. Deft. pleaded drunkeness and was fined. [pg.255].5b
1658 14 Jan in the City Hall. Nicolaas Boodt plaintiff v/s Paulus van der Beeck and Hendrick the Drummer. Plaintiff twice in default and Mr Paulus van der Beeck in default. [pg.297].5b
1658* Order increasing pay of Hendrick Hendricksen, soldier. Feb 5th.6 [Whether this refers to Hendrick Hendricksen Obe the drummer cannot be ascertained as yet.]
1658 17 Jun in the City Hall. Jacob Leendersen plaintiff v/s Hendrick Hendricksen, the drummer, deft. Pltf. demands fl.70 for rent of a cellar. Deft. denies to owe so much and says he agreed to pay 60 guilder on condition that the cellar should be made tight which has not been done. [pg.404].5b
1658 19 Jun in the City Hall. Jacob Leendersen requests an end to the case in question between him and Hendrick the drummer. Asked if he has entered it , answers - No. [pg.408].5b
1658 24 Jun in the City Hall. contin. Jacob Leendersen plaintiff v/s Hendrick , the drummer, deft. Cornelis Langevelt apperaing asked if he had any knowldge of the agreement about the rent of a celler. Answers, he heard that pltf. asked fl.70, and that Hendrick the drummer offered fl.60. Court condemn Hendrick to pay the sum of fl.62 as the cellar was not delivered as agreed. [pg.409].5b
1658 11 July. Sentence. Hendrick Hendricksen, drummer, for assult and breach of the peace; to lose six months wages.6
1658 10 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Tambour the drummer pltf. v/s Tryntie van Campen deft. Hendrick claims fl.10 1/2 for wages. Deft. denies owing so much, and says she paid all up to the drawing of water. Parties ordered to produce due accounts the next day. [pg.6].5c
1658 17 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen Obe v/s Barbertge Abbesen. Deft. in default. [pg.10].5c
1658 17 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen pltf. v/s Tryntje van Campen. (contin. of case of 10 Sep). Plaintiff exhibits an account against the deft. Deft. says he will bring in an a/c against in on the next day, ordered to do so. [pg.11].5c
1659 2 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen Obe replies to the answer of the Curators of Jeems Cutt. Court orders a copy to be furnished at the next Court day. [pg.37].5c
1659 9 Sep in the City Hall. Schepen Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven and Nicolaas Boot rejoin to Hendrick Hendricksen Obe's reply. Parties to exchange with each other papers used in the suit and to [produce their deduction and principal on the next Court day. [pg.45].5c
1659 Friday Oct 17th, 1659 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam3
Gerrit Hendricksen, appearing before the Board, states that he intends to marry again and names the Hon. Pieter van Couwenhoven and Hendrick Hendricksen Obe as guardians of his three children.
1659 Nov 19, 1659 - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
Pieter van Couvenhoven and Hendrick Obe, by the Orphanmasters of this City elected guardians of the children of Jeltje Jans dec'd., the parties of the first part in administration of the estate.
1660 28 January in the City Hall. Having read the vouchers, documents etc. in the suit between Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, pltf., against Pieter van Couwenhoven and Nicolaas Boot as curators of the insolvent estate of Jeems Butt, that the defts. shall give him transport of the bark sold at auction and bought by him. Defts. to convey to the pltf. the bark in due form. Parties pay own costs. [pg.119].5c
1660 * Here starts a number of entries only identifiable as Hendrick Hendrickzen. It cannot be ascertained with certainty that they refer to Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, however considering the large number of other entries for him it is quite likely.
1660* 8 June in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen pltf v/s Anna Webbers. Demands in writing the sum of fl.21:11, balance of fl.6:16. Pltf. denies the debt saying that the pltf. worked for her, and that he concealled nine ells of linen and a skepel of gray peas. Referred for examination of the parties and to reconcile them if possible. [pg.171].5c
1660* 15 Jun in the City Hall. Beletje Hendricks v/s Hendrick Hendrickzen, deft.. Deft. in default. [pg.176].5c
1660 Wednesday Nov 17 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
As Jan Jansen Hagenaar was unfortunatley drowned in the East River on the 22nd of November a.c. and Orphanmasters  appoint administrators -  Sieur Isaak Greveraat and Hendrick Hendricksen Obe. Done etc. Nov 23 1660.
1660* 31 Aug in the City Hall. Petition by Hendrick Hendrickzen requesting pieces and papers used at trial against Wolfert Webber and were lost. Allowed to take those registered with the Secretary. [pg.197].5c
1661* 18 Jan in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen pltf v/s Simon Hermsen Cort deft. Deft. in default. [pg.249].5c
1661* 18 Jan in the City Hall. Wolfert Webber v/s Hendrick Hendrickzen, deft. Plaintiff's wife appears for him, whereas the summons declared invalid and the wife ordered to cause her husband to appear. [pg.250].5c
1661* 8 Feb in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen pltf v/s Simon Hermzen deft. Deft. 2nd default. Plaintiff demands restitution of his lot sold to him; saying he has not paid anything on it, nor will he pay. Ordered to summons deft. again. [pg.263].5c
1661* 15 Feb in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen pltf v/s Simon Hermzen Cort deft. Deft. 3rd default. Pltf demands that he may resume the lot. Permitted resume the lot and to institute his further action against the deft. [pg.267].5c
1661* 8 March in the City Hall. Wolfert Webber produces an account of the costs of suit which Hendrick Hendricks has against him, requests taht the same be taxed. Hendrick hendricks ordered to produce at the next session particulars of all costs incurred in the suit. [pg.276].5c
1661 15 Mar in the City Hall. Jan Rutgersen v/s Simon Turck. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe appointed as one of the conciliators referred by the Court to take up the accounts of the parties, decide the same, and if possible to reconcile the parties, if not report their decision to the Court. [pg.278].5c
1661* 15 Mar in the City Hall - (continuation of case of 8 Mar.) Hendrick Hednrickzen appears in Court delivering his specification of the a/c, considered and examined by the Burgomasters, whereupon Wolfert Webber is ordered to pay the plaintiff the same except the itemn of one guilder ten stivers, on request relative to the lost vouchers. [pg.279].5c
1661 10 May in the City Hall. The Schout, Pieter Tooneman pltf. v/s Jeremias Janzen and Marten van Waart, defts. The Heer Officer demands a fine of fity guilders for street riots and fighting committed with each other by night and at unreasonable times, at the house of Hendrick Hendricks Obe and in the street.
Defts. deny it. Burtgomasters find that the defts. committed great insolence, noise and uproar by night and unreasonable hours, as well as at Henrick Hendricksen Obe's house as in the street, yea so much many sprung out of bed, opened doors and windows, not knowing what was doing. Defts. fined thrity six guilders with costs and ordered not to repeat it. [pg.298].5c
1661 Monday June 13,  1661 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
Further action by Sieur Isaak Greveraat and Hendrick Hendricksen Obe ordered to settle the said estate as above.
1661 Thursday June 16, 1661 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
Further action re. administrators as named above - Sieur Isaak Greverat and Hendrick Hendricksen Obe to see to the settlement of the estate by Saturday.
1661 21 June in the City Hall. Willem Pieterzen de Groot v/s Schepen Pieter van Couwenhoven and Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe defts. Hendrick Hendrickzen in default, and granted one default. [pg.321]. 5c
1661 28 June in the City Hall. Willem Pietersen de Groot v/s Hendrick Hendricksen Obe deft. Plaintiff demands by virtue of a procuration from Antony Rigge, the sum of fl.75 for wages earned on the bark Jan and Mary. Deft. says he is not bound to pay, as he did not set him to work but that Schepen Couwenhoven did so. Couwenhoven says in the first instance before the sale of the bark, but not after that date as the deft. had taken possession of the bark. Deft. produces judgement dated 28 Jan last, and papers, stating that the case is disposed of thereby. The W: Court persists in the judgement dated 10th Sept 1657. [pg.329]. 5c
1661 5 July in the City Hall. Willem Pietersen de Groot petitions that the Bailiff be authorized to notify Hend: Hend: Obe to pay him the sum of fl.75 according to judgement 10 Sep 1657 on account of wages earned by Anthony Riggen. Bailiff ordered to notify Hend: Hendricksen Obe to pay. [pg.339]. 5c
Petition by Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, to break and retract the wrongfully rendered judgement, and to order the Heer Couwenhoven to convey to him in due form according to definitive judgement dated 30 Jan 1660. Marginal order - The W: Court persist in their judgement dated 18 June 1661. [pg.339].5c
1661 12 July in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe, ptf v/s Willem Pietersen de Groot. Plaintiff demands that the deft. suing as attorney for Anthony Rigge, shall prove the justice of the claim of 75gl. according to order of 24 Sep 1657 whereof no proof is exhibited. Deft. says he holds to the judgement of the magistrates, and that Anthony Rigge worked for 5 weeks on the bark, earing thrity six guilder a month, and spent thirty guilders board. Plaintiff produces an acte of the Court messenger  dated 22 Aug wherein he told Anthony Rigge in the name of Piter van Couwenhoven to take care of the bark. de Groot ordered to prove when Rigge went on board and left the bark and how long he served.5c
1661 19 July in the City Hall. (contin.) Hendricksen v/s de Groot. Whereas the deft. remains in default of proving justice the plaintiff concludes to be absolved from the suit entered against him and sues for costs. Court orders defendant to prove the order came from Couwenhoven. [pg.352].5c
1661 Saturday August 6, 1661 -  at the City Hall - Minutes of the Burgomasters of New Amsterdam.4
Before the Board appeared Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, who was asked when he engaged as City drummer. Answering, in June, he is told that the City had to bear many burdens and therefore it had been resolved that one drummer should not have more pay than the other, and each is allowed 50fl. He says, he will not engage for that and rather serve without pay; he asks for his discharge whereupon it was decided that Hendrick Hendricksen should be told by the Court messenger to consider until Monday. Steven Geneve, brazier, summoned comes in and is asked whether he would care to enter the City's service as a drummer. Answering yes, he is asked what pay he expects and says 250fl., but only 50 are offered to him as that is given to others.
Monday August 8, 1661
Hendrick Hendricksen Obe is asked what he has concluded to do since Saturday. He answers, he is of the same mind as before and requests to be discharged. The Burgomasters grant his request and he is discharged from his duties as drummer.
Friday Sept 16, 1661
Hendrick Hendricksen Obe is herewith ordered by the Burgomasters to beat the drum at the coming fair and when the train band marches up under the orange flag, for which he shall receive what is fair. Done etc.
1661 10 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen v/s Symon Hermzen Cort. Plaintiff demands nine guilders seven stivers the balance of fl.19 as per a/c exhibited and moreover indemnification for a hog killed by the deft. with payment of glass thrown out by him. Deft claims he has an offset a/c, and denies charges. Pltf. undertakes to prove same. TheOfficer requests copy of the demand of platf which was granted him by the W: Court. [pg.352].5c
1661 4 Oct in the City Hall. Hendrick appointed as one of the conciliators by the Court in a case between Cornelis Pluyvier v/s Symon Hermsen Cort. To decide the parties cases, to reconcile them if possible, if not report to the Court. [pg.375].5c
1662 On a list of catechumens of Brooklyn Church.9
1662 13 June in the City Hall. Daniel de Haart v/s Thomas Wandel. Hendrick Obe and two impartial persons appointed to inspect five tubs of tobacco in the dispute, and they were found to be not merchantable. [pg.96].5d
1662 27 June in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe v/s Cornelis Boshuyzen. Deft in default. [pg.103].5d
1662 8 Aug in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe v/s Jeems Mils. Plaintiff demands four hundred guilders in tobacco besides costs, Deft. acknowledges debt. The W: Court orders payment and costs. [pg.107].5d
1662 12 Aug in the City Hall. Schout Pieter Tonneman v/s Catarina Boots, wife of Stoffell van Laar. Deft charged with fighting and at handgrips with Abigail Verplanck. Deft. denies fighting sayoing they only had words with each other. Scout summons  Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe. The officer requests that the Obe be heard under oath on interrogatories. Obe answers same, then before confirming his answer by oath requests copy of the same and answer. Deft. granted copy thereof. [pg.110].5d
1662 22 Aug in the City Hall. Schout Pieter Tonneman v/s Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe in case against Catarina Boots as above. Demands that the deft. testify to the truth of the interrogatory. Deft. says he saw them together and hold each other fast and heard sharp words, but cannot say what words had previously passed and declares, as he remembers to have heard from Abigail, that she was called a whore. Offered to confirm the same by oath if necessary. [pg.116].5d
1662 22 Aug in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe v/s Cornelis Steenwyck, deft. Pltf. demands preference for a sum of 395 guilders 3 stivers according to account for board. Deft. says he did not know then that preference was mentioned. Pltf. undertakes to prove preference. The W: Court orders deft. to produce further proof. [pg.118].5d
1662 12 Sep in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen Obe appears in Court delivering request to be preferred in the monies from the sold ship Nathaniel and goods. He is asked for proff as per order of the 22nd Aug. Answers, nothing besides what is known to Schepen Joannes van Brugh who declares that when the general creditors of Jeems Mills were together at Wernaar Wessel's house, they unanimously decided that plaintiff Obe and deft Steenwyck should enjoy preference for the board received by Jeems Mills. Court decides plaintiff Obe shall enjoy preference for the board, along with deft Steenwyck, and that from the little ship and effexts of Mills. [pg.133].5d
1662 4 Oct 1662 - Witness to a document between Pieter van Hael & Barentie. [NYG&BR - Vo. 68, pg 239]
1662 10 Oct in the City Hall. (contin from 12 Sep). Hendrick Hendricksen Obe entering demands the board money from the sold goods of Jeems Mills. Court decides first to speak to Cornelis Steenwyck. [pg.144].5d
1662* 24 Oct in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen pltf. v/s Cornelis Hooghboom deft. Deft. in default.
Hendrick Hendrickzen pltf. v/s Jan Teunisen deft. Deft. in default. [pg.151].5d
1662 12 Dec in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen Obe pltf. v/s Eghbert Meindersen, deft. Plaintiff demands 117 guilders 6 1/2 stivers according to an account produced. Deft. denies owing the whole and says he has an offset account. Court refers the matter to two conciliators to look at the two accounts, discuss the same, hear the parties, and to decide the case if possible and reconcile them, if not to report to the Court. [pg.171].5d
1662 On a list of catechumens of Brooklyn church. [Register in alphabetical order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N. Y., from its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700 by Teunis G. Bergen (1881)]
1663 9 Jan in the City Hall. Eghbert Meindersen v/s Hendrick Hendricksen Obe. Both in default. [pg.178].5d
1663 23 Jan in the City Hall. Schepen Isaack Greversat and Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, plaintiffs v/s Willem Doeckles, deft. Plaintiffs as curator and guardians of Adriaan Jansen minor son of Jan Jansen Hagenaar regarding the boy's employment with the deft. [pg.184]. 5d
Also on 30 Jan. Plaintiffs report and the boy is eleased from the deft's service. [pg.192].5d
1663 27 Feb in the City Hall. Eghbert Meindersen pltf, v/s Hendrick Hendricksen Obe, deft. Pltf. demands from deft. 25 guilders arising from meat seized by him in quality as Farmer of the Excise, belonging to one Nicolaas Davidts and not entered. Deft. maintains that the agreement made with the pltf. is of no value, as the sae occured without the knowledge of the Officer and says that Nicolaas Davidts is a foreigner and not acquainted with the custom of the place. The Officer requests that the monies which the deft. promised to pay shall be distributed to the poor as the agreement was made without his consent. Court decids that the dft. to pay the pltf. the 25 guilders. [pg.206].5d
1663 13 Mar in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe pltf. v/s Eghbert Meindersen deft. Plat. demands payment of 75 gl. Deft. says that the pltf. gave him time and delay until the fair at Amsterdam and so he can prove. Pltf. denies it. Court condem deft. to pay without delay unless he shall prove he was granted a delay. [pg.213].5d
1663 20 Mar in the City Hall. (Continuation of 13 Mar) Eghbert Meindersen pltf. v/s Hans Stein and Adolf Pietersen defts. Pltf. demands that the deft. shall give evidence that he was give a delay in payment to Obe. Defts declare that Obe was promised payment on Amsterdam Fair, that Obe was satisfied, but that Eghbert said that if Obe wanted anything, whether meat or something else, he may take it and such should be entered in deduction of a/c. [pg.216].5d
1663 5 May in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendricksen Obe was one of two conciliators appointed in a matter of debt. [pg.239].5d
1663 12 June in the City Hall. Hendrick Hendrickzen Obe pltf. v/s Grietje Cruytdop, deft. Plaintiff says he has attached monies belonging to defts husband in the hands of Jan Denman for a claim, which he has against Barent Cruytdop according to a/c for 83 gl 4 st., requests that the same be made valid. Deft. says she does not know how much is due, and produces an a/c appearing due of 59 gl. 6 st. Both parties ordered to settle with each other and the attaghment was declared valid for as much as the deft. shall be found indebted. [pg.255].5d
1663* June 14th. List of holders of powder form the Book of Equipments and Munitions of War No.11 f. 24 :
Hendrick Hendricksen 1 pound, cr. 1fl. 10
1663 Monday June 18, 1663 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
As upon the death of said Gerrit Hendricksen's first wife, Hendrick Hendricksen Obe and Piter van Couwenhoven have been made guardians of the children, they are now continued.
1663 Thursday Nov 22, 1663 at the City Hall - Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam.3
Hendrick Obe guardian and administrator with Piter van Couwenhoven of the children of Gerrit Hendricksen van Harderwyck - to take as soon as possible an inventory of all the property, bonds, debts and credits and report it to this Board for further disposition. Done etc.
1664 Took the oath of allegience to the British in New York.
1664 The New Amsterdam burhers borrowed  money from the resident to strengthen the place with a stone wall on the land side and palisades along the river front. Hendrick Obe subscribed 300 florins. [A Century of Banking in New York by Henry Wysham Lanier - pg.82]
1669 Castello Plan of New York - Block G, No.11 (as per map above) : Francis Boon had bought the house by January 1669. Hendrick Obe then occupied it. Boon tried to eject him. Obe's attorney, John Sharp, said : "in case the plaintiff [Boon] had not sinisterly brought the house, he would never have got itt". [Original source - Rec. N. Am. VI:163]
1673 20 Jan 1672/3 - Deed - Hendrik buys a tract of land on Long Island from Jacob Hendricksz Varrevanger.11
1673 1 Feb 1672/3 - Deed - Hendrick sells the avove Long Island property to Thomas Lawrence.11
1673 25 Mar 1673 - Deed - Hendrick Hendrik sells a house in New York to Luyckas van Thienhoven.11
1673 When Colve took New York in August 1673, one of his first acts was to engage the services of Hendrick Obe "as City-drummer for fl.400 zewant, for which he shall serve three Burgher Companies according to his ability".2
[Original source - Rec. N. Am. VI:402]
1686 List of Church members of the Dutch Reformed Church of New York :-
Breede Weg (Broadway) - Hendrick Obee en zyn h. v. (and his wife) Aeltje Claes.

Sources
1. Register transcripts of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.
2. The Iconography of Manhattan Island V.2 by Isaac Newton Phelps
3. Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam 1655-1663 V.1 - Edited by Berthold Fernow - NY 1907
4. Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam 1655-1663 V.2 plus the Minutes of the Burgomasters of New Amsterdam- Edited by Berthold Fernow - NY 1907.
5a. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 1.
5b. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 2.
5c. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 3.
5d. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 4.
5e. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 5.
5f. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 6.
5g. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 edited by Berthold Fernow Volumes 7.
6. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New York edited by E.B. O'Callaghan.
7. New York Historical Dutch Manuscripts; Dutch, Translated and annotated by Arnold J. F. Van Laer. V.1
8. New York Historical Dutch Manuscripts; Dutch, Translated and annotated by Arnold J. F. Van Laer. V.4
9. Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island by Teunis G. Bergen.
10. Documents relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York edited by E. B. O'Callaghan.
11. Collections of the New York Historical Society 1913 - Book of New York Deeds.


 
 


 

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