Following the death of his uncle about 1684, Jan Clute, Jr. took over his Albany property and a number of more rural holdings as well. In 1684, he owned and sold a plot of land outside Albany's north gate. By that time, he is believed to have taken up residence on his uncle's farm at Canastigione.
He was primarily a trader who ranged far from Albany in search of furs. Such activities proved dangerous. In June 1682, he was identified as a "boslooper" who was being held prisoner in Canada.
He seems to have settled at Canastigione. He was buried there in November 1726. He was survived by three sons and five daughters who further established the family in the Mohawk Valley. Some descendants took up residence in Albany!
first posted: 3/10/04