Andries Dewitt1

M, #711, b. 1 January 1656/57, d. 22 July 1710
Father*Tjerck Claesen Dewitt b. c 1620, d. 17 Feb 1699/0
Mother*Barbara Andriessen b. c 1637, d. 6 Jul 1714
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William Robert Thomas Boyd
ChartsWilliam Robert Thomas Boyd Pedigree
Marjorie Carolyn Hartle Pedigree
     Andries Dewitt was born on 1 January 1656/57 at New Amsterdam, America, son of Tjerck Claesen Dewitt and Barbara Andriessen. Andries Dewitt was baptized on 12 January 1657 at New Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, America.2 He married Jannetje Egbertsen, daughter of Egbert Meindertse and Jaepsie Jans, on 7 March 1681/82 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster, New York, America.3,4 Andries Dewitt died on 22 July 1710 at Kingston, Ulster, New York, America, at age 53.3 He was buried circa 25 July 1710 at Kingston, Ulster, New York, America.
     He I am not a DeWITT researcher but happen to own a 1929 book "Dutch Houses in the Hudson Valley Before 1776, by Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, which says the following: Andries DeWitt, oldest son of Tjerck and Barbara DeWitt, is said by tradition to have been given by his father land in Marbletown on which he lived for a short time but from which he returned to Kingston (perhaps at his father's death in 1700). He married in 1682 to Jannetje Egbertson, and he met a sudden death in 1710 when he was crushed under two beams that fell upon him. An old record says "Captain Andries DeWitt departed this life in a sorrowful way, through the breaking of two sleepers; he was pressed down and very much bruised; he spoke a few words and died." Captain DeWitt was buried in the northwest corner of the yard of the Dutch Church at Kingston, where the stone at his grave was lately to be seen, marked: A D W 22 Dy Iuly 1710. It is supposed that Andries DeWitt bought out the interests of his brothers and sisters for he succeeded his father on the farm between Kingston and Hurley.

The book gives further history of this man and the sons of Tjerck Claessen DeWitt, which included Andries, Jan, Jacob, Lucas, Peek, Tjerck Jr.

Immediately after the accident to Captain Andries DeWitt, his eldest son, Tjerck (grandson to Tjerck Claessen DeWitt), on September 28, 1710, made a formal division of his estate. By the division, Tjerck himself was to receive: "the land and buildings in Kingston corporation devised by his grandfather to his father." Tjerck DeWitt (born 1683, died 1762) occupied the farm on Hurley Avenue, Kingston, and left behind him there an iron fireback, marked: T D W 1749; and an inscription on a barn in a barn as: T D W 1768. A later Tjerck (ancestor) who lived in the house dated a farn: T D W 1796, and put a brass knocker on a door, inscribed: T D W 1799. The house remained in the possession of the DeWitt family until 1875 when it was sold to John C. Suydam. The present owner is Mrs. Gertrude Suydam Smith, and for 20 years John H. Beatty has been the lessee. in 1711.5,6


Jannetje Egbertsen b. c 1660, d. 23 Nov 1733
Last Edited11 Jan 2013


  1. [S18] Various, Ancestory Dot Com.
  2. [S28] Edmund West, "FamilySearch Individual Records", Ancestral File,

    name:Andries DE_WITT
    birth:1 JAN 1657 New York,Manhatten,New York
    christening:12 JAN 1657New Amsterdam,Montgomery,New York
    death:22 JUL 1710Kingston,Ulster,NY
    AFN: 2KX5-9F2
    father:George Nicholas Tjerk_Claessen DE_WITT (AFN: 2KX5-7WL )
    mother:Barbara Andriessen (AFN: 2KX7-D2K )
    Marriages (1)
    spouse:Jannetje EGBERTSEN (AFN: 2KX7-44L )
    marriage:ABT 1698Albany,Ulster,New York.
  3. [S18] Various, Ancestory Dot Com,
    one world tree.
  4. [S42] Unknown author, Records Of Old Dutch Church of Kingston NY,
    1682 [Date of marriage not given] 52 Andries De With, j.m. born in Nieu Jorck [New York] and resid. in Kingston, in the Esopus, and Jannetie Egbertsdr, j.d., born in Nieu Jorck, and resid. in Kingston. First publication of banns 4 March.
  5. [S34] Various, Internet,
  6. [S28] Edmund West, "FamilySearch Individual Records", Ancestral File,
    "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 August 2012), entry for Andries /De Witt/.