Allert Hendricksen Ploeg

M, #2858, b. before 1674
     Allert Hendricksen Ploeg was born before 1674 at Kingston, Ulster, New York, America. He married Rachel Jans Pier on 17 April 1699 at Reformed Dutch Church, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, America.1


Rachel Jans Pier b. 1658, d. 22 Apr 1705
Last Edited11 Jan 2013


  1. [S42] Unknown author, Records Of Old Dutch Church of Kingston NY,
    1699 17 April 143 Allert Hendricksen Ploeg j.m. born and resid. in Kingstouwn, and Rachel Pier, widow of Arie Franssen, born in Amsterdam, and resid. here. On the margin of this entry is the following: "In the presence of Ariaan Roos, Geesje Pier, Maria Nucella, and Mary Singer, was Rachel Pier, with her chemise over her cloths, married to Albert Hendrickse Ploeg, by me [Domine] Nucella.

    This curious custom, occasionally practiced in Great Britain and America, was based upon an erroneous belief that a widow, when married in this manner, relieved her new husband from all responsibility for debts contracted by the first husband.