His son, Jacob C. Ten Eyck moved from Manhattan to Albany after 1664 and married farmer's daughter Geertje Coeymans. Jacob practiced the shoemaker's trade and died in Albany about 1693. Geertie lived in their Albany house for several decades. Her children married well, prospered, and established the Ten Eyck family in Albany and in the upper Hudson region.
Their son,Coenradt (1678-1753), was a silversmith and the father of ten children - eight of whom married. His son, Jacob C. Ten Eyck (1705-93), was mayor of Albany in 1748. A younger son, Barent, was a prominent Albany silversmith. Silver objects made by Ten Eyck family members survive in museum and private collections as outstanding reminders of the family's accomplishments.
Arriving in Albany after 1664, the Ten Eycks were a successful and prolific Albany-based family that branched out into the manor and beyond. Despite their late start, the Albany Ten Eycks were able to acquire considerable real estate during the eighteenth century.
Follow this link to an essay on the "last Ten Eyck in Albany."
Ten Eyck Avenue, Ten Eyck Insurance Company, Ten Eyck Plaza, and many Ten Eycks in the Albany phone book, the family is still prominent in Albany today!
A massive Ten Eyck family account book covering the first half of the eighteenth century in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art is an extremely promising resource to be explored!
first posted: 3/30/02; updated 12/3/11