Willem Van Schelluyne


Willem Van Schelluyne was born in February 1698. He was the son of Cornelis and Geertje Visscher Van Schelluyne. He grew up in the second ward home of a middling leatherworker who died in 1728. His mother passed on six years later leaving a number of middle aged offspring to share in the family estate.

Like most of his siblings, Willem does not appear to have married nor to have raised a family.

His name is not on the roster of the Albany militia company that counted three brothers in 1715.

He served as a constable in the second ward for the year 1735.

In 1742, his name appeared on a list of freeholders from the second ward.

In 1743, he was named among the heirs in the will filed by his older brother.

Willem Van Schelluyne was buried from the church in May 1752.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Willem Van Schelluyne is CAP biography number 6445. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 3/20/13