Frans Arie De Lange

Frans Arie De Lange

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  • Name Frans Arie De Lange  [1, 2
    Born 24 Apr 1681  Esopus, Ulster Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1755  Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 74 years 
    Person ID I36060  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Adrianus Francisuszoon De Langet
              b. 5 Mar 1655, Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Apr 1699, Kingston, Ulster NY (USA) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rachel Jansen Pier
              b. 1657, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Apr 1705, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1680  Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maritje Van Schaack
              b. 1688, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1760, Beekman, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1703  Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years and 5 months - She was 15 years and 9 months  
    Married: 1x1. Arie Delong
              b. 4 Feb 1705, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Oct 1770, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Rachel Delong
              b. Abt 1708, Fishkill, Dutchess Co.,, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Jannetje De Lange
              b. 1715, Kingston, Ulster NY (USA) Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Nicholas Delong
              b. 4 Feb 1705, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1711, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F13384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1681
      Ulster County
      New York, USA
      Death: May 29, 1755
      Dutchess County
      New York, USA

      The following notes from the late John D. Baldwin (50+ year Delong researcher). (note various spellings of surname in this text.../rd)

      FRANS (1-2) bpt. Kingston, April 24, 1681, sponsors Pieter Pieterson and Gretjen Jans (might she have been sister of Frans' mother?) .... from records of Old Dutch Church, Kingston, New York.

      1703 - The marriage intentions of Frans with Maritje Van Schaick were recorded Albany D.R. Church July 31, Frans recorded as born Esopus, Ulster Co., resident of NYC, Maritje born at and resident of Kinderhook (in today's northern Columbia County). At that time, Kinderhook included what is now Stuyvasent so perhaps the Van Schaicks lived near the Hudson.

      The marriage took place Sept. 6 at Gerrit Van Esch's house. Elizabeth McDonald advised that Van Esch lived at Greenbush which was on the West side of the Hudson north of Kinderhook and just south of Albany in today's Albany County.

      Maritje, born as late as 1788-9 (upwards of 70 in 1758) and of Kinderhook, was no doubt daughter or granddaughter of Claes Van Schaick of that place. Claes' widow was born ca 1635. Their age difference argues for granddaughter, not daughter, yet Maritje named her second son Niclaas which in patronymic style would be for her own father. (Frans and Maritje followed patronymic procedures in naming oldest son for the paternal grandfather, but seemingly did not do so with their daughters. The first daughter was named for the father's mother rather than mother's; it is unlikely an earlier daughter named for Jannetje could be fitted into the known chronology.)

      Melwood Van Scoyac of Sarasota, Fla, Van Schaick genealogist, wrote in 1988 that little is known of Claes other than being father of Dominicus b. 1667 and Emanuel b. 1680. Other likely sons were Elias and Laurens of Kinderhook 1720, both of which names are found among Maritje's children. "Jannetje Claas Beevers, or Van Schayk's widow, about 94 years old" died Kinderhook and buried there Feb. 10, 1729 (NyG&B Vol. 105 Jan. 1974)

      In discussing the marriage of Joseph Doty and Geesje [1-2-12] DeLong, the Doty Genealogy gives her parents as Frans and "Elsha", the latter an obvious error and presumably confusion with Maritje's youngest daughter Egge or Echa. The book then adds "Legend is that 'Elsha' was the daughter and sole heir of an Amsterdam banker and that she eloped with a French officer. The story makes it difficult to obtain full information on some branches". The story is also another of the 19th century attempts to assign a French heritage to a Dutch family. Frans was not a French officer, he was born to Dutch parents and in the new world. I doubt if Claas Van Schaick was an Amsterdam banker before emigration, and Maritje was not likely his sole heir.

      An even more inane version appears in the History of Danby (Vermont) which says Lucretia Doty was daughter of "Hielcha DeLong, the wife of Francis DeLong, a French officer. They say she let herself down from a two story building in Amsterdam in 1780, came to America, and settled on Long Island." So this puts American-born Frans in Amsterdam and eloping at the age of 99! I hope he didn't hold her ladder.

      In a dictionary, Daniel Burdick found "upwards of" mean "in excess of". Thus Maritje could have been born seven years prior to 1688, making her closer fo Frans and not a teenager at marriage. She could also have been a dau. of Nicholas' (Claus) wife born ca 1635.

      1704-8 - the first three children were baptised in NY City; F. Doherty considers this to indicate they lived there during those years; note he had been recorded as NYC resident at time of marriage.

      17__ - Without giving a date, Doherty says Frans settled in Arthursburgh in the present town of LaGrange, probably on the farm that later belonged to Samuel and Enoch Dorland. The farm probably contained land on both sides of present day route 82 and included much of Clapp Hill Road. (Dutchess Co., NY)

      1711 - July, 'ffrans deLange' on list from Ulster County, under command of Captain Wessel ten Broeck to march upon "ye expedition to Canada". [1:442 -Annual Report New York State Historian, 1869]

      1714 - Frans had crossed the Hudson River into Dutchess County, and is found in the 1714 census as 1/4/1. At this time he, to our knowledge, had only three sons but also one daughter, so perhaps 1/3/2 was intended.

      1715 - A child was baptized back across the river in Kingston, the Dutchess County church not being established until 1716.

      1715 - November 21, 'Frans deLangen' on list of military forces from Dutchess County under Captain Barend Z. Van Kleeck [1.553, Annual Report]

      1716 - March 14 - Lott 8, Nine Partners, New York 1/2 of 1/2 Woolfert Weber of Bowery which Hendrick Van Schyk bought from Jacobus Dekey, merchant, and Sarah of New York City January 10, 1698/9 L 100.

      1718 - Doherty points out the record is unclear. Maritje joined the Fishkill DR Church Jan. 21, 1718 while Frans joined either at that time or on Oct. 27, 1731 (another interpretation is that they were both members at the earlier date according to a membership list of the latter).

      1717/8 - taxed south Ward through 1738-8, then Beekman until June 1756, and last the estate taxed Feb, 1756.

      1719 - Captain Frans DeLange with Peter Lassing was overseer of the Kings Highway in the South Ward, April 7.

      1720 - he was paid 10 shillings for a wolf's head.

      1720 - Elected overseer on the "Way from Pagquaick" April 5. Was road overseer in the South ward through 1736.

      1720/1 - assessed £20.

      1721 - juror, Court of Common Sessions.

      1722 - assessed £20.

      1723/4 - taxed Jan. 16 on £23.l.3

      1724 - assessor at Fishkill April 7

      1724/5 - taxed Feb. 1 on £½, listed next day as assessor.

      1725 - assessor April 6 Fishkill.

      1726/7 - elected overseer of highways, South Ward. Appears same day in a deed from Catherine Brett to George Cooper near a place called Poughquaick about three English miles South from Frans DeLongs [D 1;63]

      1727 - As juror France deLangs, Oct 17.

      1730 - sponsors for granddaughter Maritje Losee.

      1731 - on church membership list, see 1718. In 1731, Frans was one of fifteen men who called for a permanent pastor for the church.

      1734 - sponsors Rhinebeck March 17 for Maria, daughter of Franck Cool and Cath. Van Ette.

      1734 - road description of Dec. 13: .. a highway Leading from ye land of Cornelius Wiltse over ye hills as ye road now go's as it is marked to ye Roade yt [which] goes from Capt. DeLongs to ye fish Kill...

      1736 - road description of Sept. 18 ... beginning by the house of Nicholas Du Langes and so along the fence of Arey De Lange and to runn as it is Now Mark'd to Capt Frans de Lange and so along the road to the Bridge that is upon the Meadow Whare the Roads Meet one another upon the Plains.. [The roads meet one another on the plains at East Noxon and Rymph Roads - FJD] [SBP 1:337].

      1737 - Frances DeLang was captain of a company of 100 men [NY: Annual Rept. 1869; 2:493].

      1738 - jurors included France DeLangh and son-in-law Lowrence Lossy.

      1738/9 - taxed at Beekman.

      1739 - jurors included Frans DeLangh and Simon Flagler whose sister married Arie (1-7-1).

      1739 - Capt. Frances DeLange of Beekman Pct (Dutchess Annual Report 2:500).

      1739 - Court of General sessions: ordered that an attachment be given to the sheriff.

      1740 - sponsors for grandson Frans (1-2-1-4).

      1741 - juror in October Frans DeLangh.

      1740 - An early map ca 1740 shows Frans DeLong just North of the Northwestern tip of the Poughquag purchase, His son Arie DeLong appears just Northeast of him. (Note 1736 above). Perhaps the same property was "The next settler west [of Johnsville] on the road leading to Fishkill village was Francis DeLangdon. The house that he built was taken down in l844" [Bailey: Local Tales and Historical Sketches p. 371; Fishkill 1874].

      1741 - Bail bond October Court. On taking the body of said defendant to hold to bail to Frans DeLangh. Frans called of Beekman Precinct. Taken and acknowledged 9 [October?] 1741 by Fras. Filkin.

      1741 - October, Petition relating to the stopping of the High Roads commissioner of Rumbout precinct to lay out a certain a public high road leading from old Poghquaick Low land in Beekmans precinct to Poughkeepsie to begin where Beekman precinct divides from Rombouts at such convenient place by such division near the road as it now goes as shall be adjudged most convenient by such division near Captain De Langh's from thence to lay it out in the straightest and best manner as the ground will admit of until the bridge over the Wappingers Creek at Simon LaRoy's land forthwith -- [General Sessions].

      1742 - July 23, Capt. Francis DeLong Dr to a mare of myn he says to have sold to one Baeker at Pouguag for his wife & he accounts to me for four pounds ten shillings £4 10 [ELP].

      1742/3 and 1743/4 - taxed Beekman as Captain

      1747 - Henry Beekman paid Capt. Frans DeLong June 2 for staying at his house for three nights at three shillings a night [ELP].

      1750 - Court of Common Pleas. Frans De Lang against John Simpson [his son-in-law].
      1 May Poughkeepsie. Frans had a black roan stallion worth £15 New York money of his own proper stallion and so being thereof possessed the same Frans after-wards to witt the said 1st day of May in year aforesaid the said black roan stallion out of his hand and possession casually lost which said black stallion so being lost as aforesaid afterward to witt 2nd day May aforesaid at the place and within the jurisdiction of him the said John Simpson by finding did come... (much more about Simpson knowing it belonged to DeLong and refused to return it).. 3rd day of May aforesaid at the place and within the jurisdiction afore-said to be his own proper use did covert and dispose to the damage of him the said Frans £15 [Ancient Records #2347].

      1750 - Frans DeLong vs. John Simpson. The Sheriff returns the defendant in custody on motion of Mr. Crooke attorney for plaintiff. Ordered that on service of a copy of the declaration and this rul on the sheriff or defendant in custody be plead in twenty days of judgment (Common Pleas Court).

      1750 - Frans DeLange against John Simpson. John owes Frans £3.15.11 for divers works labours and services Frans did at the special Instance and request of John (much repetition). Asking £8 John had refused to pay Frans (Ancient Records #2346).

      1751 - Frans of Beekman Pct., will May 9: Francis DeLang of Beakmans Prect., Dutchess Co. Wife Mary all the estate, real and personal while she remains my widow. But if she be married to.. another man, she to have what the law allows her. The rest to my children Arre, Rachel, Nicolas, Catherine, Elias, Gesgee and Egie. Real and personal property. Executors were the wife, Benjamin Hasbrouck and Peter Van DeWater. Witnesses were John Winslow and William Haff.

      1753 - Assessed 1, 10 in February.

      1754 - Sponsor Nov. 28 for dau. of dau. Catherine Simson.

      1755 - he died in the Spring, will proved May 29, Surrogste's Court, NY City, before Matthew DuBois, Judge of Common Pleas, Bartholomew Noxon and William Davenport, justices (NYWF 106, WN-YHS V:243).

      1755-6 - estate taxed June .1755 through Feb. 1756.

      1757 - Mary taxed Rombout.

      1758 - Mary taxed Beekman in Feb.

      1758 - June 23. A petition of Henry DeLaenge [must be transcription error for Herrie, Arie; see next] and other children of Frans DeLaenge of Beekman . . says Frans died Spring of 1759. Widow Mary, now upwards of 70 is deprived of her reason and understanding. There is an affidavit by William Huff and affirmations by Robert Dinge and Samuel Durland to that effect. Petition that Benjamin Hasbrouck and Peter Van der Water be appointed guardians to care for the body and estate of Mary. [Records of the New Chancery Court, New York: Guardianships: Cpp 87-90].

      1758 - Petition of children and legatees of Frans DeLaenge, signed by Herrie DeLaeng [compare Henry immediately above], Peter Wan der Water and wife Egie, Maria Vandewater [I think this is clerical error for Maria Wiltsie], Joseph Doty and wife Persis [i.e. Geesje], Ledeah DeLaeng [why her maiden name only?], Larns Losee and wife Rachel, Benjamin Hasbrouck and wife Jane, Elizabeth Elsworth [Ref: Chancery Court as above BM 534-0].

      1759-62 - death of Mary.

      1763 - May Court Poughkeepsie, the executors of the will of Frans Delong, "and Maria his widow, deceased" sued Coenrat deLong (1-7-7) of Beekman for money lent to Coenrat 21 Nov. 1751 by Frans. Coenradt has refused to pay both Fransa and the executors and his refusal is delaying execution of the will. F. Doherty has confirmed that Mary was deceased, earlier readings did not indicate so. Apparently, having been named an executor, she had to be accounted for in this suit by the surviving executors.

      1764 - May, executors vs. Conrad DeLong - Court ordered judgment by default.

      1764 - Oct, executors vs Conrad sheriff possessed defendant's goods and chattels.
      Frans & Maritje's children: (surnames & exact dates omitted to avoid controversy)

      1. Arie b. 1704-05.
      2. Nicholas b. 1706.
      3. Rachel b. 1708.
      4. Nicholas b. 1711.
      5. Lawrence b. 1713.
      6. Jannette or Janetje "Jean" b. 1714.
      7. Maritje "Maria" b. 1716.
      8. Lydia b. 1718.
      9. Elizabeth b. 1720.
      10. Catherine b. 1722.
      11. Elias b. 1723.
      12. Geesje "Lucretia" b. 1725.
      13. Egge/Edje/Eghye b. 1727.

  • Sources 
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