In 1697, he married Neeltje (Cornelia) Van Iveren Van Bergen - a widow who already had given birth to six children. By 1709, their six Douw children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member, deacon, and frequent baptism sponsor. His pew seat later was transferred to his son, Johannes.
These Douws lived in Rensselaerswyck where Hendrick held several parcels of land - including a farm on Papskanee Island. Both he and Neeltie also owned houses in Albany. Hendrick's third ward dwelling was rented. He served as a constable for Rensselaerswyck. In 1715, he was a juror at the Albany court. His name appeared on a list of freeholders in Rensselaerswyck in 1720.
Hendrick Douw filed a will in 1749. It left real property east of the Husdon and substantial personal assets to his children and a smaller bequest to his wife. He died in May 1751.
first posted: 4/10/03; revised 2/15/09