Simon's Family History
Parker-Galbreath Family Tree - Eleventh generation
4 Sep 1645 - Patent. Harry Breser; 16
morgens 486 rods of
land on the shore of the East River, adjoining Claes Dircksen, the
running through the maize land to the valley (Brooklyn).
[New York Dutch Patents - Vol.GG, pg.265.] Full transcript
2 Oct 1648 - Sentence. Jan Teunisen,
for slandering Harry
Breser, an Englishman, and running away, taking with him the
boat, to work 100 days for the company, and 50 for the church, and to
for the faithful performance of his work.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 120 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.IV, pg.418.]
8 Feb 1649- Acceptance, by Henry
Breser, of Philip de
Truy’s house and lot from Nicholas Stillwell.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 45 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.29.]
[Dutch Records, Albany - Vol.V, pg.100] - Abstract
29 Aug 1651 - Deed. Herry Breser to
Cornelius de Potter, of
land and cattle on the East river, at Long Island, between the lands of
Cornelius Dircksen Hoogland and Frederick Lubbertsen.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 54 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.92.]
4 Jan 1652 - Deed. Cornelius Dircksen
to Cornelius de Potter, of a lot of land on Long Island, containing 12
55 rods, adjoining Harry Breser, together with a house and lot in
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 55 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.99.]
7 Mar 1652 - Deed. Jacob Leendertsen
van de Grist, on
behalf of Frederick Lubbertsen, his father-in-law, to Jan Hendricksen
of 15 morgans of land on the East River, adjoining the lands of Harry
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 56 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.III, pg.105.]
9 Sep 1652 - Casper Steimits vs.
Henry Bresier, action to
recover 12 guilders; defendant acknowledges that he passed his word for
Meggs for 12 English shillings; judgment for the plaintiff for that
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 127 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.V, pg.53-55.]
18 Nov 1652 - Court Proceedings.
Thomas Stevenson vs. Harry
Bresier; plaintiff rented a farm from defendant, who was to build a
house on the
premises whilst plaintiff was to build a tobacco house which he was to
the ground, in return defendant was to furnish the nails and half a
beer; plaintiff sues on the contract; the farm having meanwhile been
Cornelius de Potter, the case is taken under deliberation; various
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 130 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.V, pg.92, 93.]
22 Jun 1654 - Deed. George Rapalje to
of a house and a lot in Pearl Street, New Amsterdam.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 57 - Dutch Manuscripts. Vol.III, pg.115]
15 Oct 1654 - Mortgage. Henry Breser,
of his house, a lot
and garden, on the Island of Manhattans, as collateral security to
and Thomas Hall, for a bond signed by them.
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 57 - Dutch Manuscripts. Vol.III, pg.123]
5 May 1655 - Order. Allowing Harry
Brasier, who left in the
time of the troubles, to trade and sell his property in New Amsterdam
but not to
['Calendar of Historical Manuscripts., Sec. State New York' by Edmund O'Callaghan, pg 148 - Dutch Manuscripts Vol.VI, pg.37.]
1657 - The small burgher right :-
17 Apr 1657 - Herry Breser
[Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 1885 - V.18, pg.23]
1658 - In the records of the Orphan's Court (Holland
Society Year Book,
1900) it is stated that Jan Hutsitson (Hutchison) died at the
house of Henry
Brasar, and Thmas Hal and Isaack Grevers were appointed administrators.
will, dated Oct. 4, 1658, Jan Hutsitson willed to jan, son of Joris
guilders; to Susanna, daughter of Henry Breser, his god-daughter, 120
and the balance of his estate to Mary, Rebecca, Susanna and Martje,
['The history of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell, proginator.....' by John E. Stillwell, 1929, pg.137.]
8 Feb 1659 - Gravesend, Long Island - "The town agrees
with Henry Brazier for the building of a mill, within the towne, for ye grinding
ye corn of the inhabitants, and ye towne will give him 500 guilders; and every
man has a team, to cart one day, and such as have none, to give 2 days a piece,
in making a dam."
['The History of Long Island' By Benjamin Franklin Thompson. - 1843]
19 Oct 1659 - Will of Isaac Allerton
proved - "Due from Henry Brasser
for rent for 28 months, from the first October 1656, to the last of May
for three rooms at three guilders a week. I am in debt for work of the
which must be deducted. [At a Court of
Magistrates 16 Oct
1659. Acknowledgments to : http://aitchcrests.tripod.com/besheersgivennames/id9.html
13 Sep 1667 - Deed - Henry purchased a lot of ground in the Smith’s Valley, without the water port.
[New York Patents - Bk.2, pg 100] - Full abstract
17 Mar 1669 - Deed - Henry purchased a parcel
of valley or meadow ground at Maspeth
[New York Patents - Bk.3, pg 90] - Full abstract
1673 - New York - A list of the principal citizens and the value of their
estates, compiled by the burgomasters and schepens at the Stadthuys :- Henry
Bresier 300 Guilders.
[The American metropolis, from Knickerbocker days to the present time; : New York City life in all its various phases, / by Frank Moss. With an introd. by Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst, an historiograph of New York - Author: Moss, Frank, 1860-1920 - pg's 46-7.]
10 July 1673 - Henry purchased a house & lot of ground in New York - Full abstract
1674 - List of the owners in the City, about the year 1674, at the final
cession of the English, the property being classified according to its relative
value, as first, second, third and fourth; with the national descent of the
persons named - given to illustrate the condition of the population at that era
- and their estimated worth :-
On the West side of the present Pearl Street, between Franklin Square and Wall Street; known at that time as 'The Smith's Valley'.
- Henry Brazier....... Third ......... Dutch ........$1,500. [pg.319]
On the South side of the present Wall Street, between Broadway and Pearl Street, then known as 'The Walls'.
- Henry Brazier....... Third ......... Dutch ......... [pg.322]
['History of the City of New York' by David Thomas Valentine - 1858]
1676 - An Assessment and Tax made the 10th day of November 1676 for ye
defrayinge of the Charges of the New docke & payinge the Citty debts and
other publique dutyes att one penny halfe penny per pound :-
Of the City of New York :- Henry Brasier - 12s 6d.
[Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 : in eight volumes. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905, 3774 pgs.]
1677 - Rate of Taxacion (sic) made this 24th day of July :-
1 - Henry Brayier ..... 0 5 6
1 - Henry Brazier ..... 0 6 6 - The Walls
Henry Brazier, 29 foot front, 30 foot deep ..... 0 6 0 (Vacant places)
['Historical Index to the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York' - NY Common Council, Samuel J. Willis etc. - 1848]
Henry died between 23 Apr 1689, when he made his will, and 4
Feb 1690/1, when
it was proved :-
Henry Brasher, New York - In the name of God Amen the 23rd day of April 1689.
I Henry Brasher, turner.... leaves -
to son Henry 10 shillings, other 2 sons Isaac & Abraham 5 shillings, my daughters each 5 shillings, rest to wife Susannah, executor.
[Surrogate Court Will extracts 1661-1743 - NY Hist. Soc, 1893.]
He was married to Susanna Walters widow, nee Spicer, on 9 Oct 1644.
1st husband William Walters. NB. I have seen Susanna's first marriage name also referred to as Wathens & Watkyns.
In 1691 Susanna sold a lot of ground lying and being upon Manhattans Island to the South of Wolpherts Meadow - Deed
Susanna made her will on 10 July 1694 - see will abstract.
i. Mary, christened 29 Sep 1645 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
ii. Willem, christened 18 Nov 1646 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
iii. Rebecca, christened 26 Apr 1648 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
iv. Breser, christened 9 Feb 1653 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
v. Marchtelt, christened 21 Nov 1655 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
vi. Martha, christened 20 May 1657 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
vii. Sara, christened 14 Dec 1659 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
viii. Henry, christened 29 Jul 1663 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
ix. Isaac, christened 16 May 1666 Reformed Dutch Church of New York1.
i. Abraham BRASIER, christened 25 Nov 1668
1. Register transcripts of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.
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