Abraham Van Tricht
Stefan Bielinski

Abraham Van Tricht probably was in Beverwyck at the time of the English takeover. In legal documents, he was identified as a "churgeon" and seems to have acted as a coroner in addition to treating patients in a variety of ways!

His wife was Elizabeth Teller with whom he had several children. He was a member of the Albany Dutch church and an occasional baptism sponsor. In 1675, he also was a deacon at the New York Reformed Church.

Van Tricht's Albany home was located on the hill of what became the second ward. That house and lot was sold to Isaac Verplanck in 1678. His new home was listed on a census of householders taken in 1679 and was referenced in subsequent real estate transactions. In 1686, Van Tricht was one of the first assistant aldermen appointed under Albany's new municipal charter.

The rise of Abraham Van Tricht was cut short by his death in October 1687. He was buried from the Albany Dutch church. Elizabeth re-married in 1692. Without sons, the Van Tricht name passed from Albany rolls following his death.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Abraham Van Tricht is CAP biography number 6599. This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. He probably was the brother of trader Gerrit Van Tricht, ERA, vol. 3, p. 95n. We seek defining information on his origins!

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first posted: 11/30/03