NameOrseltie “Ursula” DYRCKS/DIRKS, 8G Grandmother
Birthca 1630, Holstein, West Prussia, Germany
Death1678, New York
MotherChristina VIGNE (ca1610-1663)
Misc. Notes
Ursel Dircks, from Holstein, with two children, was a passenter to New Netherland in “De Moesman”, (The Market Gardener) and arrived May 1, 1658. she was a widow for the second time. The ages of her two children should be shown as two years and ten months resectively. The names of the tw children are unknown.274

Ursul Dircks, a young daughter from Hamburg, living at the “Leuvenhaven”, was first married to Jan Hendricksen, a young man, at Hillegersberg, near Rotterdam, on October 25, 1653, after a publication was made of the intended marriage on sept. 21, 1653. On aug. 29, 1655, a publication was made of the intended marriage of Teunis Jacobs, a young man from Beeckum, living at the Pannekoestratt, and orsel Dircks, widow of jan Hendricksen, living at the Nieuwe Gogelsang.275

While enroute t join her third husband at Albany, Ursul dircks ordered some new clothes from Antony De Lorme, corner of goldweighers and Broad Strees, New York, on april 23, 1658, and received an advance of money in silver and gold.562
Birth1635, Westbroeck, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death1674, Albany, Albany, New York
FatherJan THEUNISE (ca1592-)
MotherEyglye Cornelise BOS (1594-)
Misc. Notes
Anthony Jansen Westbroek and his wife Orrseltie Dircks are the progenitors of this New York Westbrook family. they were married about 1658 or 1659. They had a tavern and resided at Flatbush on Long Island, and at Albany, New York. Their names appear in over 125 colonial records during the period April 23, 1658 and December 22, 1678; many of these records have not been published.

We note that other persons from the village of Westbroek, The Netherlands, contracted with Kiliaen van Renssalaer for employment in the colony of Renssalaerswijck, now Albany, New York, one of whom was Jan Teunisen, a carpenter; and that Jan Teunisen may properly name his son Anthony Jansen in keeping with the dutch custom of family naming. Anthony Jansen is the only person who adopted the surname “Westbroek” when he was required to distinguish himself from the other contemporary Anthony Jansens when the British controlled the colonies. they were Anthony Jansen van’tOoch, A. J. van Salee, A. J. Van Vees, and A. J. van Vlieringer. He signed his full name shortly before his death.562

On November 30, 1662, Antonis Jansen paid for the use of a small pall, and on June 11, 1664, he again paid for the use of the pall. The names of the two children are unknown.563

The site of Anthony Jansen’s tavern at Albany is described as a housem, lot and garden, located on the south side of State Street, east of Broadway.564, pg 140
Marriage1659, Albany, Albany, New York
ChildrenJohannes (1662-1724)
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