In January 1745, he married Albany native Maria De Wandelaer at the Schenectady Dutch church. By 1758, the marriage had produced at least five children - most of whom were christened at the Albany church where he was a pewholder and later would serve as a deacon.
This William Winne was a skipper and merchant who had some accounts with the Albany government. His third ward property was valued moderately on city assessment rolls. He was called "captain" also because he was in charge of an Albany militia company.
During the war, he was into his sixties yet lent some support to the Revolutionary cause as he was called on to carry items on his boat. Afterwards, he was accorded a land bounty right for service in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.
Sources: The life of Willem Winne is CAP biography number 3121. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/5/07