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Henry BRASIER / BRESER / BRASHER etc. He was married to Susanna SPICER on 9 Oct 1644 in New York, USA. Marriage entry has Henry Brasher of the Province of Essex to Susanna Walters, widow of Wm. Walters.
  • Henry's pedigree is not known at this stage. He has been mentioned as of Essex, England. His marriage entry above simply says "Province of Essex". However many American States have locations or Counties named Essex. I have seen this confusion between American place names & English place names in other family references. In both these latter cases the author has definitely confused the American place name with the British. Henry is mentioned as being an Englishman in a slander case, (see below - 2 Oct 1648), however he is also referred to as being Dutch (see below - 1674 List of owners). Whether this last item was based on the written records, or was merely an assumption by the author I cannot say. Some pedigrees featuring Henry have him as being from Nazeing, Essex, England. There are in fact Brasier families in Nazeing and nearby parishes at the time. There are two possible baptisms for Henry in Nazeing on the 10 Sep 1615 & 30 Aug 1618, parents names not stated. There is no burial between the two baptisms, so it cannot be deduced (at this time) whether they were by different parents or not, and indeed who the parents were. Possibly they were William Brasior & Mary Wilkinsonne, who married in Nazeing on 28 Sep 1600. Or Edward BRASIER, turner, of Nazeing, who appeared in a Court case in 1642 :-
    "Francis Swift gent., Edward BRASIER turner and George Beech labourer, all of NAZEING, 23 June, about the hour of 11 in the forenoon, at Waltham Holy Cross, riotously broke into the close and forest of the King called Waltham Forest and Killed a buck feeding there with "a handgun" charged with 'gunpowder and a bullett' ". [Essex Record Office ref -  Q/SR 318/23, Q/SR 318/31]. 
    We know from Henry's will that he was also a turner, as likewise his son Abraham, and grandson Luke or Lucas. All in all, the two baptism dates in Nazeing, Essex, are ideal for our Henry who married in 1642, and died in 1689/90. More research is needed before any definitive conclusions can be drawn.

4 Sep 1645 - Patent. Harry Breser; 16 morgens 486 rods of land on the shore of the East River, adjoining Claes Dircksen, the ferryman, and running through the maize land to the valley (Brooklyn).
[New York Dutch Patents - Vol.GG, pg.265.]  Full transcript

2 Oct 1648 - Sentence. Jan Teunisen, for slandering Harry Breser, an Englishman, and running away, taking with him the company’s ferry boat, to work 100 days for the company, and 50 for the church, and to give bail for the faithful performance of his work.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 120 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.IV, pg.418.]

8 Feb 1649- Acceptance, by Henry Breser, of Philip de Truy’s house and lot from Nicholas Stillwell.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 45 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.29.]
[Dutch Records, Albany - Vol.V, pg.100
] - Abstract

29 Aug 1651 - Deed. Herry Breser to Cornelius de Potter, of land and cattle on the East river, at Long Island, between the lands of Cornelius Dircksen Hoogland and Frederick Lubbertsen.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 54 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.92.]

4 Jan 1652 - Deed. Cornelius Dircksen Hooglant, ferryman, to Cornelius de Potter, of a lot of land on Long Island, containing 12 morgens 55 rods, adjoining Harry Breser, together with a house and lot in Breuckelen.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 55 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.99.]

7 Mar 1652 - Deed. Jacob Leendertsen van de Grist, on behalf of Frederick Lubbertsen, his father-in-law, to Jan Hendricksen Stelman, of 15 morgans of land on the East River, adjoining the lands of Harry Breser and Edmund Wiscock.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 56 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.105.]

9 Sep 1652 - Casper Steimits vs. Henry Bresier, action to recover 12 guilders; defendant acknowledges that he passed his word for Mark Meggs for 12 English shillings; judgment for the plaintiff for that amount.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 127 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.V, pg.53-55.]

18 Nov 1652 - Court Proceedings. Thomas Stevenson vs. Harry Bresier; plaintiff rented a farm from defendant, who was to build a house on the premises whilst plaintiff was to build a tobacco house which he was to leave on the ground, in return defendant was to furnish the nails and half a barrel of beer; plaintiff sues on the contract; the farm having meanwhile been sold to Cornelius de Potter, the case is taken under deliberation; various actions for debt.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New  York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 130 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.V, pg.92, 93.]

Friday, 20 March 1654 - i.174
Fort Amsterdam, in extraordinary session.
Mr. Isaac Allerton, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant. Plaintiff proves by the testimony of Jan Wodtkock, Robert Hop and Mary Cocksael, widow, that defendant Herry Breser had said, he, Isaac Allerton, had sold here his provisions and inladen goods contrary to law; whereof he demands suitable proof. Defendant Herry Breser appearing in Court declares, that he had never said, that Mr. Isaac Allerton had sold here any of the provisions and goods laid in now on this voyage, much less that he has any knowledge of such an occurrence, rejecting one of the deponents; all which he subscribed with his signature in Court. (Signed) d the mark of Herry Breser. The Honourable Coucillors aforesaid having heard the declaration of Herry Breser, acquit him, Breser, of the slander, and Mr. Isaac Allerton's claim is dismissed. Thus done at the aforesaid session in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland. done as above.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

15 Oct 1654 - Mortgage. Henry Breser, of his house, a lot and garden, on the Island of Manhattans, as collateral security to Thomas Spicer and Thomas Hall, for a bond signed by them.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 57 - Dutch Manuscripts. Vol.III, pg.123]

25 Nov 1654 - i.266
Thomas Hall and M. Spicer, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant. All in default.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

5 May 1655 - Order. Allowing Harry Brasier, who left in the time of the troubles, to trade and sell his property in New Amsterdam but not to be domicilated.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 148 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.VI, pg.37.]

24 Jan 1656 - ii.23
Tomas Griddy, plaintiff v/s herry Breser, defendant. Both in default.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1657 - The small burgher right :-
17 Apr 1657 - Herry Breser
[Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 1885 - V.18, pg.23]

1658 - Friday, 4th January - ii.289, also v.vii.166
In the City Hall.
Herri Breser is, by order of the Heerem Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. Netherland, hereby directed to make up his sheetpiling and to raise and fasten it forthwith. Done as above, by order of the Heerem Burgomasters.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1658 - In the records of the Orphan's Court (Holland Society Year Book, 1900) it is stated that Jan Hutsitson (Hutchison) died at the house of Henry Brasar, and Thmas Hal and Isaack Grevers were appointed administrators. By his will, dated Oct. 4, 1658, Jan Hutsitson willed to jan, son of Joris Hom, 100 guilders; to Susanna, daughter of Henry Breser, his god-daughter, 120 guilders, and the balance of his estate to Mary, Rebecca, Susanna and Martje, children of Henry Breser.
['The history of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell, proginator.....' by John E. Stillwell, 1929, pg.137.]

1658 - 12 Oct - vii.196
In the City Hall. Present the Heerem Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Olaf Stevensen Cortlandt.
Thomas Hal and Isaacq Grevera in quality as curators of the estate left by Jan Hutsitson decd. appearing in Court relate, that Herry Breser is unwilling to bring security into the City Hall the goods left by the aforesaid Jan Hutsitson, according to order. Thomas Hall demands an attachment against the person and goods of James Reel, and an order that he may not remove his goods on board.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1658 - 15 Oct - vii.195
In the City Hall. Present the Heerem Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Olaf Stevensen Cortlandt.
Herry Breser appears in Court, who is told to declare, what he knows of the outstanding debts of Jan Hutsitson decd.? He delivered to the Court an a/c and obligation against Isaacq Allerton Senior for the sum of fl.426.; declaring further that he knows nothing more : The above transferred to the Orphan Book.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

8 Feb 1659 - Gravesend, Long Island - "The town agrees with Henry Brazier for the building of a mill, within the towne, for ye grinding ye corn of the inhabitants, and ye towne will give him 500 guilders; and every man has a team, to cart one day, and such as have none, to give 2 days a piece, in making a dam."
['The History of Long Island' By Benjamin Franklin Thompson. - 1843]

19 Oct 1659 - Will of Isaac Allerton proved - "Due from Henry Brasser for rent for 28 months, from the first October 1656, to the last of May 1658, for three rooms at three guilders a week. I am in debt for work of the old acco which must be deducted. [At a [Court of Magistrates 16 Oct  1659. Acknowledgments to : http://aitchcrests.tripod.com/besheersgivennames/id9.html]

1660 - Tuesday, 13 January - iii.97
In the City Hall.
The Heer Scout Nicasius de Sille, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser defendant. The plaintiff says that defendant's Negro has struck a hole in the head of Capt. Jacob Berck's boy - demanding the fine. Defendant says, he has punished the Negro, and if the Magistrates also will punish him they may do it : declaring to have heard from the mouths of the boys in the streets, that they have pelted each other with snowballs and that Capt. Jacob's boy had abused his Negro, whereupon he gave him a blow on the head. The Court order the Officer to inform himself further.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1660 - Tuesday 31 Aug - iii.197
Paulus Heimans, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant. Defendant in default.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1661- Tues 25 Oct - iii393
Herry Breser, plaintiff and arrestant v/s Willem Jacobzen Backer, arrested and defendant. Defendant in default. Plaintiff says defendant is gone away from arrest.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1662 - Tues 28 Feb - iv.42
Herry Breser, plaintiff and arrestant v/s Cristiaan Antony, arrested and defendant. Plaintiff demands from defendant forty six guilders eighteen stivers, for rent. defendant acknowledges the debt saying, that the plaintiff may retain, what Herry Breser owes him for the sawing of a plank. Plaintiff says, defendant must according to agreement dig a well in his plot. defendant says, plaintiff must build him a cellar and make the roof tight, which he first built two months since. Plaintiff says, it was not agreed on in the lease. The W : court order the defendant to pay the plaintiff fl.46. 18. and if parties have anything else to do with each other they shall have to prove their case.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1662 - Tues 10 Oct - iv.47
Herry Breser, arrestant and plaintiff v/s William Jacobzen, arrested and defendant. Plaintiff in default.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1662 - Tues 10 Oct - iv.149
Herry Breser, arrestant and plaintiff v/s William Jacobzen, baker, arrested and defendant. Plaintiff's wife appearing demands from defendant sixty five guilders. defendant says, he owes only fifty eight guilders and gave her some goods in pawn; requesting a months delay promising to pay then and in default the plaintiff may sell the goods at his expense. The W : Court order the defendant to pay plaintiff.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1662 - Tues 10 Oct - iv.150
Herry Breser, plaintiff v/s Reinier Wisselpenninck, defendant. Plaintiff's wife entering demands four beavers from defendant. defendant admits the debt. The W : Court order defendant to pay the plaintiff.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1663 - Tues 27 Nov - iv.336
Henry Breser, plaintiff v/s Dirck Clazen Pottebacker, defendant. Defendant in default. Plaintiff's wife appearing complains, that defendants hogs break through her fence, * requesting that this may be provided for, as she suffers great loss thereby and one of her children must constantly be in attendance. Burgomasters and Schepens commission and authorize Abraham Verplanck and Jan hendricksen stelman to make ocular inspection of the fence in presence of scepen Jan Vinge, whether the same be in good order or not and to dispose absolutely of the case, as they shall think proper.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]
*The properties of these parties adjoined each other. Breser had 33 acres near Franklin Square and Pottebacker (the potter) was his neighbour on the East, his land extending further East to Skipper Louw, afterwards Hughsens Point near the present junction of Cherry and Roosevelt Street. [Valentine, Manual, 1861, p.595 : Hoffman, Estate and Rights, ii., 230.]

1664 Manhattan map showing two of Henry Brazier's properties. [Eric Homberger - The Historical Atlas of New York City]

1667 - 9 Jan - vi.53
On this day, is Herry Breser ordered by a Warrant under the Mayor's hand to deliver unto William Broune, certain coat with one pair of stockings, & one pair of shoes, now in the custody of the said Breaser, out of the goods & effects of George Jones late deceased : whereas the said Joanes before his death hath bought the said goods of the aforesaid broune, but never made payment for the same.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 15 Jan - vi.53
At the Mayors Court held at New York.
Patrick Hayes, Onfrie Cley & Herry Bresers wife sworn to what they shall declare to the secretary Bayard touching the estate of George Joanes.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 26 Mar - vi.65
Capt. Silvester Salisbury, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant. The plaintiff : as administrator of the estate of George Joanes declares that the defendant hath several goods & bills in his hands belonging to the said estate, whereof this plaintiff demands restitution, except this defendant : could made appear, that the said bills by the said George Joanes where assigned over to him. The defendant replies that no assignemnet was made upon the bills, but can prove by witnesses that the said bills where assigned over to him by the said Joanes. It is ordered that the defendant shall deliver the goods as are in his hands belonging to the estate of the said Joanes, & bring in his just debt the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 16 Apr - vi.70
Capt. Silvester Salisbury Executor of George Joanes deceased, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant : After some debates, it is ordered that the plaintiff shall draw his declaration against the defendant & deliver it in the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 7 May - vi.71
Capt. Silvester Salisbury, plaintiff v/s Herry Breser, defendant : The plaintiff presenting his declaration, it is ordered that the defendant shall give his answer thereunto the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 18 Jun - vi.80.
Herry Breser presents a note from Adrian Dirksen whereby the said Adrian Dirksen doth declare that he had paid the 20 shill ; or 4 Schippels wheat of George Joanes to the said Breser by the special order of the said George Joanes. whereupon the Honourable Court did order that the said 20 shill : should be allowed to the said Breser.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 9 Jul - vi.83
At a Court held at New York.
Upon the complaint of John Sharp attorney of Capt. Salisbury; it is ordered that in case the defendant Herry Breser doth not appear the next Court day for to answer the complaint of the said Sharp, that the said Breser shall pay costs of suit.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 16 Jul - vi.88
John Sharp requesting judgment against Herry Breser, for the charges in the action betwixt Capt. Salisbury and the said Breser, it is ordered that the accompts of charges shall be brought into Court, the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1667 - 30 Jul. - vi.90
The honourable Court having seen& examined the Courts charges in the case late depending between Capt. Salbury Executor of George Joanes Plaintiff & Herry Breser defendant they did order that the defendant should pay the said charges to wit to the Clerk of the Court as appears by accompt Silr. 0: 16 to John Sharp attorney of the plaintiff : as appears by accompt, Wamp : fl.18.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

13 Sep 1667 - Deed - Henry purchased a lot of ground in the Smith’s Valley, without the water port.
[New York Patents - Bk.2, pg 100] - Full abstract

1669 - 12 Jan - vi.160
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Egbert Myndersen, defendant : The plaintiff declareth that the defendant hath taken up out of the woods, & killed an oxe of this plaintiff : Without any consent or knowledge of the plaintiff : Which oxe this plaintiff computeth to be worth six pounds besides 5lb damages this plaintiff sustained in seeking of the said oxe, loss of time etz. Upon which this plaintiff : commenced his suite, and prayeth judgment accordingly. The defendant replies that he by mistake took up out of the woods an oxe of the plaintiff in stead of his own, which now is found & brought up, and proves the same by three witnesses that it was done by mistake, but proffers to give satisfaction to the plaintiff to the value of the said oxe. the Court did order that the plaintiff should bring in & prove the next Court day what damages he hath sustained by the want of the said oxe, until which time this Court do adjourn to pass judgment : in this cause.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 26 Jan - vi.162
At the Mayors Court held at New York..
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Egbert Myndersen, defendant : Upon hearing of both parties this Worshipful Court did decree & order that the defendant should pay this plaintiff for the ox killed by the defendant : the sum of five pounds, and should likewise to repay all such charges, as the plaintiff shall prove that he hath disbursed, towards looking up of the said ox with cost of suit.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 16 Feb - vi.167
Herry Breser appearing in Court for to prove what expenses he had been at and disbursed towards looking up of the ox of Egbert Myndersen, did say, that Egbert Myndersen was a thief, and that he would prove it : which the Worshipful Mayor, ordered that it should be entered and ordered the said Breser to make his saying good.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 2 Mar - vi.170
Herry Bresers attorney appearing this day in Court produced three Certificates by which it appeared that he hath disbursed towards fetching up of the ox that belonged to Egbert the slaughter the sum of fl.37. Wampum. Whereupon the Worshipful Court ordered in pursuance of an order of Court bearing date the 26th of Jan last past, that he the said Egbert Myndersen should make restitution of the said sum unto Herry Breser aforesaid.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 16 Mar - vi.173
At the Mayors Court held at New York..
Egbert Myndersen plaintiff : v/s Herry Breser, defendant. The defendant : 1st. defaut.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

17 Mar 1669 - Deed - Henry purchased a parcel of valley or meadow ground at Maspeth Hills.
[New York Patents - Bk.3, pg 90] - Full abstract

1669 - 6 Apr - vi.174
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Egbert Myndersen plaintiff : v/s Herry Breser, defendant. In an action of disfamation (defamation). Upon the desire of both parties, it is ordered that this cause should be tried by a jury, the ensuing Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 6 Apr - vi.175
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Wm Pattisson, defendants. In an action of debt. The plaintiff declareth that this defendant accepted to pay to this plaintiff for the account of George Woolsey fl. 100 guilders. Wampum for which he craves judgment : With cost of suit. Upon hearing of both parties this Worshipful Court did decree and order that this defendant should pay the said sum of fl.100 zewant with cost of suit.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1669 - 27 Apr - vi.178
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Egbert Myndersen plaintiff : v/s Herry Breser, defendant. In an action of disfamation (defamation). The plaintiff declared that the defendant on the 16th of feb last past had declared in open Court as may appear upon the record, that this plaintiff was a thief, and prayeth that the Court for reparation of his honour and punishment according to the merits with cost of suit. The Jury brought in their verdict & found for the plaintiff : that the defendant : pay Cost of Court, and further they do not find Egbert Myndersen to be a thief in this case. The Worshipful Court ordered that judgment should be entered according to the tenure of the said verdict and the defendant to pay cost of suit.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 8 Feb - vi.217
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Guilliam d'honeur & Martin Hofman , defendants. The Worshipful Court ordered that the defendants should bring in their proof at the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 1 Mar - vi.221
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Guilliam d'honeur & Martin Hofman , defendants. the deft: 2. defaut.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 15 Mar - vi.225
At the Mayors Court held at New York..
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Guilliam d'honeur & Martin Hofman , defendants. The plaintiff declares that the defendants are indebted unto him for hire of his Boot (Boat?) fl.207 Seaw. The defendants produce an account whereby there remaineth due to the plaintiff : f.78: 12 : Wampum which they tender in Court. The Worshipful Court ordered that the money should remain in the custody of the Sec. Bayard, and do suspend the trial of this cause until next Court day, when the defendants are to prove the Demorrage occasioned bt the plaintiff.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 12 Apr - vi.229
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Guilliam d'honeur & Martin Hofman , defendants : upon the defendants complaint, that they had no due warning of the Court day, to the end they could get their witnesses summoned, desiring time till the next Court day for to prove that the demurrage was occasioned by the plaintiff : or by want of sufficient proof they would pay the whole debt, according to the plaintiff's demands, Whereupon the Court allowed the defendants time till the next Court day to prove the same.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 10 May - vi.232
At the Mayor's Court held at New York
Herry Breser, plaintiff : v/s Guilliam d'honeur & Martin Hofman , defendants. In an action of debt to the sum of f.207 in Seawant. Upon hearing of the debates of both parties, the Worshipful Court did decree & order that the defendants should pay the said debt of f.107 : deducting for goods paid to the plaintiff:, as also for 3 days demurrage which was occasioned by the plaintiff : in all the sum of four score and eight guilders & eighteen stivers and the Court charges to be paid the 2/3 thereof by the plaintiff : & the 1/3 by the defendants.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 23 Aug - vi.250
Warnaer Wessells, plaintiff vs. Herry Breser defendant. The plaintiff declares that he hath seized upon two ancors and 5 Kan of Rom of the defendant for which the defendant : making a profession of tapping or selling of drink by retail, therefore the plaintiff : demands six time the value besides the forfeiture of the said Rom; The defendants wife appearing in Court, answered that the said Rom was to be sent for Nevesincx, and that she had given notice thereof to the plaintiff : before seizure was made. Herry Nuton deposeth that before seizure was made he heard the defendant say that the said Rom was to go for Nevesincx. The Worshipful Court do recommend unto Mr. Jacob Leiseler, Thimothy Gabrie, Phillip Johns, & John Garland to endeavour a composure betwixt both parties, and to make a return thereof at the next Court day.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 6 Sep - vi.253
Warnaer Wessells, plaintiff vs. Herry Breser defendant. The Court do suspend this case till the arbitrators have brought in their report according to the last order of Court.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 27 Sep - vi.255
Warnaer Wessells, plaintiff vs. Herry Breser defendant. Suspended until the arbitrators have brought in their report.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 18 Oct - vi.264
Warnaer Wessells, plaintiff vs. Herry Breser defendant. Suspended by a former order of Court.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1670 - 29 Nov - vi.269
Warnaer Wessells, plaintiff vs. Herry Breser defendant. The persons to whom this case referred this day making their report, that they could not bring the business to a composure, wherefore they returned the said parties back to this Court to be decided by the Court aforesaid. Whereupon the Worshipful Court having heard and examined both parties and their witnesses, did decree and order, Whereas the defendant had committed an error by taking wine in his house without a permit from the plaintiff and the plaintiff having upon his own authority taken away the said wine and conveyed it to his house, That the one half of a dobble ancor of wine should be forfeited to the use of the plaintiff and no more, and the charges to be paid equally betwixt them.
[The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno Domini,New York: 1857]

1673 - New York - A list of the principal citizens and the value of their estates, compiled by the burgomasters and schepens at the Stadthuys :- Henry Bresier 300 Guilders.
[The American metropolis, from Knickerbocker days to the present time; : New York City life in all its various phases, / by Frank Moss. With an introd. by Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst, an historiograph of New York - Author: Moss, Frank, 1860-1920 - pg's 46-7.]

10 July 1673 - Henry purchased a house & lot of ground in New York - Full abstract

1674 - List of the owners in the City, about the year 1674, at the final cession of the English, the property being classified according to its relative value, as first, second, third and fourth; with the national descent of the persons named - given to illustrate the condition of the population at that era - and their estimated worth :-
On the West side of the present Pearl Street, between Franklin Square and Wall Street; known at that time as 'The Smith's Valley'.
- Henry Brazier....... Third ......... Dutch ........$1,500. [pg.319]
On the South side of the present Wall Street, between Broadway and Pearl Street, then known as 'The Walls'.
- Henry Brazier....... Third ......... Dutch ......... [pg.322]
['History of the City of New York' by David Thomas Valentine - 1858]

1676 - An Assessment and Tax made the 10th day of November 1676 for ye defrayinge of the Charges of the New docke & payinge the Citty debts and other publique dutyes att one penny halfe penny per pound :-
Of the City of New York :- Henry Brasier - 12s 6d.
[Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 : in eight volumes. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905, 3774 pgs.]

1677 - Rate of Taxacion (sic) made this 24th day of July :-
1 - Henry Brayier ..... 0  5  6
1 - Henry Brazier ..... 0  6  6  - The Walls
Henry Brazier, 29 foot front, 30 foot deep ..... 0  6  0 (Vacant places)
['Historical Index to the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York' - NY Common Council, Samuel J. Willis etc. - 1848]

Henry died between 23 Apr 1689, when he made his will, and 4 Feb 1690/1, when it was proved :-
Henry Brasher, New York  - In the name of God Amen the 23rd day of April 1689.
I Henry Brasher, turner.... leaves -
to son Henry 10 shillings, other 2 sons Isaac & Abraham 5 shillings, my daughters each 5 shillings, rest to wife Susannah, executor.
[Surrogate Court Will extracts 1661-1743 - NY Hist. Soc, 1893.]

He was married to Susanna Walters widow, nee Spicer, on 9 Oct 1644.

Susanna SPICER

1st husband William Walters. NB. I have seen Susanna's first marriage name also referred to as Wathens & Watkyns.

1664 - Tuesday the 8th April 1664; In the City Hall.
Susanna Bresar, plaintiff, v/s Symon Janzen Romein, deft. Plaintiff demands, that the defendant, as attorney of Pieter Lucasen van der Goes, shall repair the fence of the aforesaid Pieter Lucasen's lot as she suffers much damage in her garden from the hogs. Defendant promises to do so and to make the fence close this week. Burgomasters and Schepens order defendant to observe his promise. [Court Minutes of New Amsterdam - 'The Records of New Amsterdam from 153-1667' edited by Berthold Fernow, pg.41]

In 1691 Susanna sold a lot of ground lying and being upon Manhattans Island to the South of Wolpherts Meadow - Deed

Susanna made her will on 10 July 1694 - see will abstract.

Children were:

child i. Mary, christened 29 Sep 1645 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child ii. Willem, christened 18 Nov 1646 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child iii. Rebecca, christened 26 Apr 1648 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child iv. Breser, christened 9 Feb 1653 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child v. Marchtelt, christened 21 Nov 1655 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child vi. Martha, christened 20 May 1657 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child vii. Sara, christened 14 Dec 1659 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child viii. Henry, christened 29 Jul 1663 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child ix. Isaac, christened 16 May 1666 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
child i. Abraham BRASIER, christened 25 Nov 1668

Other Sources
1. Register transcripts of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.




 

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