Van Der Grift, Jacob Leendertsz

Birth Name Van Der Grift, Jacob Leendertsz [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1611 Amsterdam, NEDERLANDS  
Immigration 1644 New Amsterdam (aka. New York)  
Death 1690 Newton, Long Island, New York  


Married Wife Frederickse, Rebecca Lubbertsen
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1648-07-19    
  1. Vandergrift, Nicholas Jacobse

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 20
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Jacob Leendertsz Van Der Grift (1611-1690) was born in 1611 in Amsterdam,
        Netherland and came to New Amsterdam (aka. New York) in 1644. He was employed by the
        West India Company of Holland as the captain of the ship, Swel, which traveled between
        Curacao (an island owned by the Dutch located in the Caribbean Sea) and New Amsterdam. The ship was salvaged in 1644 while stationed in New Amsterdam ending his shipping career. Jacob remained in New Amsterdam and became a bottler. He married into wealth when he married
        Rebecca Frederickse Van Der Grift (1628-1711) on July 19, 1648 and prospered, becoming a
        small burgher in 1656, and later was commissioned to be a cargo grain measurer. However,
        being burdened by a large family, he requested the city council for some debt relief and was
        party to numerous suits about money, both as a plaintiff and debtor. He endured many financial
        hardships. After the British took over New Amsterdam in 1664, Jacob was charged to quarter
        100 British troops. Jacob died in Newton, Long Island, New York in 1690.


    1. Van Der Grift, Jacob Leendertsz
      1. Frederickse, Rebecca Lubbertsen
        1. Vandergrift, Nicholas Jacobse