Dirck Albertse Bradt


Dirck Albertse Bradt was born during the 1640s. He was the youngest son in the large family of New Netherland pioneers Albert Andriesse and Anna Barents Bradt. He grew up on his father's farm and mill on the Normanskill and at Albert Andriesse's house in Beverwyck/Albany.

He seems to not have married but was identified as a householder in Albany in 1679 and participated in real estate and other transactions with his father and other family members. In 1681, he joined with oher Albany burghers in petitioning the court regarding the Indian trade. In 1684, his Albany taxes were in arrears.

By the early 1680s, Dirck Albertse's aging and irascible father came to live in his Albany home. Dirck Albertse occasionally appeared before the Albany court. But, following the death of his father in 1686, his life in the community's record is best described as marginal.

Dirck Albertse Bradt died sometime after 1702 when he was elected constable for Canastigione.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Dirck Albertse Bradt is CAP biography number 4343. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. However, this individual may have been the Dirk Bratt whose household (including a woman and children) was configured on the census of Schenectady taken in 1697.

first posted: 4/25/06