Teunis Teunisse may have come to the Albany area as early as 1641.
By 1654, he had married Egbertie Egberts. The marriage produced at least seven children who probabaly were baptized at the Albany Dutch church in the years prior to the preservation of church baptism records. He was a church member, regular contractor, and frequent baptism sponsor.
He seems to have supported himself in the building trades - erecting, for example, chimneys and a brick house. In 1679, he was identified as an Albany householder. Four years later, a church list stated that he lived outside the North Gate.
Teunis Teunisse Egbertse died during the early 1680s. His joint will with Egbertie, identified their seven living children - the youngest then being aged nineteen. It passed probate in August 1685.
Sources: The life of Teunis Teunisse Egbertse (de Metselaer) is CAP biography number 4498. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/25/04