Frans Pruyn, Jr.


Frans Pruyn, Jr. was born in September 1683. He was the son of Albany residents Frans Janse and Alida Pruyn. He grew up in a tailor's home on Pearl Street. He was known as "Frans Pruyn, Jr."

His wife was Margarita or Anna Margarita "Macklier." Between 1715 and 1733, the marriage produced eight children who were christened in the Albany Dutch church where he was an occasional baptism sponsor.

He did not follow in his father's trade but instead turned to farming. In 1720, his name was included on the list of qualified voters (freeholders) living in Rensselaerswyck. In 1733, he inventoried the estate of Manor resident Gerrit Vandenbergh.

Frans Pruyn, Jr. was still alive and witnessing baptisms in Albany in 1741.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Frans Pruyn, Jr. is CAP biography number 3536. This baseline sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 1/10/06