Albany Households - March 1679

"A List of the persons who are to keep in repair the posts set around the town fence beginning at the gate opposite the new fort, northwards, and so back to the said gate, viz:"


1. Mr. Marte Gerritse..........3 rods
2. Annetie Goosens..........5.5
3. Dirk Wessells..........3.5
4. Myndert Harmense..........3.5
5. Johannes Wendell..........3.5
6. Pr. Soo gemackelyk...........1
7. Wouter Albertse Uthoff...........1.5
8. Gerrit Lansing...........2.5
9. Dirk Hesselingh..........1
10. Jurian Groenwout..........2
11. Geertruy Vosburgh..........2
12. Jan Nack...........1
13. Jan Janse Bleeker...........3.5
14. Luycas Gerritse...........2
15. Abraham Van Tricht...........2
16. Dirk Albertse Bradt...........2
17. Myndert Frederickse..........3
18. Gerrit Hardenbergh.....5
19. Jan Lansing..........4
20. Frederick Phillipse ...........5
21. Robt. Sanderse...........4
22. Omy de la Grangie...........3
23. Gerrit van Slichtenhorst...........2
24. Thom. de La Vall..........2
25. Claes van Rotterdam...........2
26. Jan Gaw...........2
27. Teunis de Metselaer...........2
28. Barent Myndertse...........2
29. Jan Ouderkerk............2
30. Evert Wendel Junr.............1
31. Hans Heyndrix...........4
32. Jan Hendrix Bruyn..........3.5
33. Claes Ripse van Dam............2.5
34. Martin Criger...........3
35. David Schuyler...........3.5
36. Pr. Lokermans...........2
37. Jacob Abrahamse..........2
38. Jan Andriese...........2
39. Juffr. Maria van Rensselaer..........3
40. Jan Byvank..........3.5
41. Jan de Backer...........1
42. Jacob van Laer..........1.5
43. Jacob van Vorst...........1.5
44. Jochim Ketelheyn...........1
45. Symon Volkertse..........1
46. Hend. Bries...........2.5
47. Adriaen Ilpendam..........1
48. Tackel Dirkse..........1
49. Paulus Martense..........1
50. Leendert Phillipse..........1
51. Pieter Meusen...........3
52. Albert Rykman..........2.5
53. Jan Salomonse..........1.5
54. Harme Gansevoort..........2
55. Harme Janse Weever..........1.5
56. Abraham Staets..........3
57. Johannes Rooseboom..........1
58. Gerrit Swart...........1
59. Gerrit van Ness...........3
60. Harme Thomase...........1
61. Mr. Saml. Willson...........3
62. Jan Trompetter..........3
63. Hend. Martense..........1.5
64. Jacob Voss..........1.5
65. Robert Gardiner ...........1
66. Willem Gysbertse...........1.5
67. Corn. Gysbertse..........1.5
68. James Penniman...........1.5
69. Jurian van Hoesen..........1
70. Ryck Claese..........1
71. Jan Harriss ..........1
72. Corns. Shelluyn..........1.5
73. Harme Burgers smitt...........2
74. Jacob ten Eyck...........2
75. Isaak Verplank..........1.5
76. Pieter Lassingh...........2.5
77. Zybrant van Schayck...........2.5
78. Pr Schuyler...........2.5
79. Claes Janse Stavast ..........2
80. Joris Hethcoat...........2
81. Mr. Paterson...........1
82. Jan de Vries...........2.5
83. Gerrit Visbeek ...........1.5
84. Antho. Lespinard...........3.5
85. Tierk Harmense...........2
86. Jacob Staets...........1.5
87. Wm. Loveridge...........3.5
88. Wm Loveridge Junr............2
89. Robert Livingston Secr..........2
90. Mr. Ands. Teller...........6
91. Philip Schuyler Capt..........6
92. Adriaen Gerritse...........4
93. Jacob Schermerhoorn...........3
94. Antho. van Shayk..........2.5
95. Timothy Cooper............1.5
96. Pr. Bogardus...........1.5
97. Volkert Janse............2
98. Rich. Pretty..........2
99. Jan Becker...........1
100. Jan Albertse Bratt...........1
101. Jacob van Noorstrant...........1
102. Harme Ruttgers...........3.6
103. Jochim Staets...........2.5
104. Jochim de Backer..........2
105. Ryer Schermerhooren...........3
106. Wm. Teller...........5
107. Maes Cornelise...........1.5
108. Jacob Tyse..........1.5
109. Lamt. van Valkenburgh..........1
110. Evert Wendel...........1
111. Frans Janse Pruyn...........
112. Storm vander Zee...........1.5
113. Gerrit Banker...........5.5
114. Jan Cloete..........5
115. Rutt Aertse ..........3
116. Mr. Corn. van Dyk..........3
117. Johannes Witthart..........3
118. Evert Janse Cuyper...........2.5
119. Hans Dreeper..........1
120. Jeronimus Wendell...........1.5
121. Aernout Corn. Viele..........2.5
122. Jacob Lokermans...........3.5
123. Johannes Provost...........2.5
124. Jurian Teunise ............2
125. Teunis Slingerlant...........1
126. Hend. Gerritse..........1
127. Harme Bastiaense..........2
128. Robert Story..........4
129. Lawrence van Ale..........3
130. Evert Luycasse..........1
131. Johannes d'Wandelaer..........3
132. Jan Vinnaegen..........2.5
133. Hend. Lansingh...........2
134. Carsten Frederikse..........4
135. Gerrit van Shayk...........2.4
136. Wynant vander Poell..........4
137. Melgert vander Poell..........2.5
138. Gabriel Thomase..........3.5
139. Hendrik Cuyler..........5
140. Brant Schuyler..........2.5
141. Harme Vedder...........1.5
142. Marritie Dame van Nesse..........2
143. Jacob Sanderse Glenn..........2.5

         [total] rods.......................341.5

The following have not yet any lot:

Corn. Steenwyck ..........3 rods
Annetie Evertse ..........1
Hend. Rooseboom..........2

"The above list was made by the constables, Johannes Wendell, Jacob Sanders, and Gerrit Lansing, and examined and approved by the honorable court and is recorded in order that hereafter every one may regulate himself accordingly. Actum in Albany, March 5, 1678/79."

notes

This list of householders with the number of rods of wooden stockade (palisaded fence) they were to be responsible for was printed in Court Minutes of Albany, vol 2, pp. 396-97. This survey document perhaps represents the earliest, purportedly comprehensive listing of Albany's householders. Used with the city census of 1697, the list of householders helps lend demographic structure to the Albany community during the last quarter of the 17th century. It also helps documents the increasingly exclusive nature and also the decline of the fur trade in Albany as perhaps a dozen of those with Albany houses in 1679 are best characterized as non resident traders from downriver or New England. The Albany houses of New York City mayor Thomas Delavall, Manhattan merchant Frederick Phillipse, and New Englander Timothy Cooper are outstanding examples of that opportunism. However, in 1697, except for the Schenectady refugees, none of the 174 householders listed would be classified as outsiders.



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