Hendrick Claesse Schoonhoven

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Hendrick Claesse Schoonhoven, son of Claas Hendrickse and Cornelia Fredrickse, married Cornelia Swartwout, daughter of Roeloff Swartwout and Eva Albertsen, about November 1688.1,2

On 12 November 1688, Hendrick Claesse Schoonhoven wrote what he said was a last will and testament, but from the contents appears to be a virtual prenuptual agreement:

"I acknollig before ye After mentioned witnesses that Cornelia Swartwout my Espoued and truly belouwed Brid is and Schal bee And Remain the Only herriss of my whole Estaet."
"And iy Schold please God to giueue Childeren to her and that she after my Death Shold Com to remarry than Schall y hallif of y Estaet Remaen inviolable to ye Children that hauf been proceated and Agriment Alder bout ouer "Children Schall Equilly inherit as well sons as Doghters only ye Eldest son Schall haufe an Engelish Schilling
"And furdher to hinder And Scham All manner of troubbell that might Arrise by ye same So Schall be Give unto the Recerdit Basterd Child named Claes whoes modder is called Debora an English Schilling". "And to hold this my matrimony, Condisyon and Last will and testament, as by this written, I disanull and revoke all manner of wills and testaments" and "Swere before ye Leving and Almeighty God" "that I Schall neuer fforsack nor Lefe Cornelia Swartwout" "my betroued" bryd untill ye End of my death."1

Family 1

Debora Davidtz
  • Niclaas Schoonhoven3 b. 1 Feb 1685

Family 2

Cornelia Swartwout b. 13 Mar 1667, d. bef. 30 Mar 1714
  • Ifje Schoonhoven4 b. 28 Apr 1689
  • Cornelia Schoonhoven5 b. 4 Oct 1691
  • Nicolaes Schoonhoven6 b. 3 Jun 1694
  • Francyntjen Schoonhoven+7,8 b. 15 Nov 1696, d. 1737
  • Henricus Schoonhoven9 b. 6 Aug 1699
  • Margriet Schoonhoven10 b. 22 Jan 1702
  • Rudolphus Schoonhoven11 b. 22 Sep 1705
  • Catharina Schoonhoven12 b. 12 Oct 1707
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [S1456] Gustave Anjou, Ulster County, N. Y.: Probate Records in the Office of the Surrogate, and in the County Clerk's Office at Kingston, N. Y.(New York: p.p., 1906), 49, further cited as Anjou, Ulster Co. Probate Records.
  2. [S1411] Laurel Shanafelt Powell, A Brink Book: Some Descendants of Lambert Huybertse and His Wife Hendrikje Cornelisse (the American Progenitors of the Early Brink Family) From Wageningen, Gelderland, Holland-In 1660 to New Amsterdam on The Faith (Ocala, Florida: Powell-Shanafelt Family History Books, 1996), 48, further cited as Powell, A Brink Book.
  3. [S1431] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (Formerly Named Wiltwyck, and Often Familiarly called Esopus or 'Sopus), For One Hundred and Fifty Years From Their Commencement in 1660(New York, New York: De Vinne Press, 1891), 23, further cited as Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages.
  4. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 34.
  5. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 36.
  6. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 42.
  7. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 48.
  8. [S1411] Powell, A Brink Book, 55.
  9. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 56.
  10. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 64.
  11. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 74.
  12. [S1431] Hoes, Kingston Baptisms & Marriages, 81.