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Egbert Stevense Van Seyl

Egbert Stevense Van Seyl, son of Steven [Van Seyl], married Annaken Dutuo (Anna Dutouit; DuToit), dau. of Abraham DuToit & Jeanne Bocquet (Bokee).

Anna Du Toit was accepted into membership at the Dutch Reformed Church of Bergen, NJ 30 Sep 1689.

Children of Egbert Stevense Van Zile & Annaken Dutuo:



----- Jannetje Van Zile, baptized 17 Apr 1692 NYC Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Assuerus Hendricxen, Judith Dutuo); married 31 March 1716 Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church Johannes Van Blarcom, son of Johannes Hanse Van Blarcom.

----- Johannes Van Zile, bp. 23 July 1693 NYCRefCh (wit Mangel Janszen, Annetje Hendricx); probably married Elena Van Blarcom.

----- Abram Van Seyl, b. 26 Sep 1695; bp. Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church [someone has crossed out "Sept." and written in "Dec." on the copy of these records I used] (wit: Abram Dutouit. Grytie); m. Rachel Van Blarcom.

----- (probably) Steven Van Seyl, m. Neeltje Messecar.

----- (probably) Dirk Van Zile, m. Tryntje Van Blarcom.

-----(possibly) Isaac Van Zile

----- (possibly) Elizabeth Van Zeyl, m. (poss) Isaac Vanderhoff

----- (possibly) Lea Van Zeyl

----- (probably) Marytje Van Zeyl, m. Hendrick Messeker.


Johannes Van Zile

Johannes Van Zile, probable son of Egbert Van Zeyl & Annatje Dutouit, married Elena Van Blarcom (Helena), probable daughter of Johannes Van Blarcom & & Metje Jans Springsteen.
Johannes Van Zile was baptized 23 July 1693 NYC Reformed Dutch Church; died before May 1762.

The Van Zyle tract, a lot of 145 acres (over 1000 feet wide running east and west; 6600 feet long, running north and south) was located running from what is now the Wortendyke section of Midland Park northerly into Wyckoff (Godwin Avenue was later laid out running through its center). It was sold by deed made 18 March 1712/13 by John Barbarie, Andrew Fresneau, and Peter Fauconnier, to Johannis Van Zeyl for 45. The tract was subsequently divided into 3 equal parts, and the north third of the land was inherited by John Van Zeyl, Junior, who sold it, on 5 May 1762 to Hendrick Messeker (Masker).

The following information probably pertains to this Johannes Van Zile. From The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey from 1725 to 1744, Perth Amboy (Re: Ramapo Tract; paraphrased unless in quotes)
----- Vol. II, p. 171)...23 June 1742...9 April last William Ramsay came and told Mr. Alexander that one Hannes Vansyle has this winter by pretence of a lease from Fauconier, cut a great deal of timber near Van Syle's place and elsewhere, and hurts the land...
----- (Vol. II, p. 296)...[John Forman's journal]...28 May 1743...asked Hannes Vanblercum how the vacant land lay between him and John Hopper. He said it also joined to Hannes Vansile, Peter Deboue, John Van Buskirk, Hannes Traphangle and Urey Westerfelt, and said there was at least 600 acres of vacant land there...
----- (Vol. II, p. 363)...18 June 1744...the following persons agreed to pay 20 pr 100 acres for land which they claimed under Fauconier title...Hannes Vanzile for 100 acres...
----- (Vol. III, p. 10)...14 March 1745...Alexander as Surveyor General axamined the returns of the surveys made at Romopock by Mr. Forman and Mr. Stelle and they are these: Johannes Vanblercum & Johannes Vanzeil, 246.8 acres...
----- (Vol. III, p. 15)...5 April 1745...Board of Prop., Trustees of Romopock, executed following deed: Johannes Vanzeil, 146 acres for consideration of 29:4:0.
----- (Vol. III, p. 194)...27 March 1751...Mr. Ramsey requested a lease of 400 acres upon the north side of Vansiel's tract, including the 200 acres already leased to said Ramsey.
----- (Vol. III, p. 403, chart)...19 August 1763...Board executed lease at Romopock to Johanes Van Zile, lot no. 180, 50 acres at 10 s, 9 August 1763.

Road Return Book A, pg. 53 (Budke Vol. 11): Recorded at the request of Benjamin Oldis Ramapoch July 1st 1762. Wee the surveyors of the County of Bergen being called and have mett at the house of Benjamin Oldis and have all agreed have laid a road of one rodd wide beginning at Ramapough Road and likewise at the corner of the fence where the road turns to the house of Johannis Van Zeil on the East side of the fence as it now stands untill it comes unto the line of Benjamin Oldis its [?] to an northerly course so as to be a rodd distance from the barn and so wee the surveyors have hereunto sett our hands day and date above mentioned.-- Stephen Sobrisko, Lambartus Laroe, Nikolcas Rix, Hendrick Hoppe, and have all agreed was before the ensealing.
Children of Johannes Van Zile & Elena Van Blarcom:



----- Elena Van Zile, baptized 5 Mar 1721 Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church (no wit); d. intestate 1792; married 6 Aug 1740 Hackensack Ref Ch, Isaac Conklin of Westchester Co., NY.

----- Johannis Van Zile, b. about 1722 or later; m. Catryntje Rykman.

----- Egbert Van Zile, baptized 25 Jan 1725 Hackensack Reformed Church (wit: Steven Van Syl; Antje Dito); married (NJ License 30 Aug 1754) Sara Hendrickson.

----- Peter Van Zile, b. about 1727; m. Lena -?-.

----- Sara Van Seil, b. 6 Oct 1728; baptized 27 Oct 1728 Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Isaac Van Seil, Sara Key); married 4 March 1743 Acquackanonk Ref Dutch Ch, Arend Klaasen.


Steven Van Zile


Steven Van Zile, probable son of Egbert Stevense Van Zeyl & Annatie Dutouit, married Neeltje Messeker, dau. of Harmen Messeker & Marytje Rycker.

Neeltje Messeker was baptized 1707 Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY.

Note that a "Neeltje Messeker" (not necessarily this Neeltje) had bp. at Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church (now Passaic NJ) 16 July 1727 a child, Neeltje born 17 April ("Illigitimate' and "father unknown" in bp. rec.) The witness was the mother. Another "Neeltje Messecor" and her husband "Jacob Scheerman" had a dau. Antje (b. 19 Feb) bp. Acqauckanonk 28 Mar 1731 (the wit: Jacob Thomasse, Maria Gerbrandse).

Children of Steven Van Zile & Neeltje Messeker:



----- Martje Van Syl, bp. 11 Feb 1728 Second River Reformed Dutch Church (Belleville) (wit: Harmen Messeker; Martje Messeker)

----- Egbert Van Seyl, b. 29 Dec 1729, bp. 1 Mar 1730 Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Hendrik Messeker, Femmetje Messeker)

----- Harmen Van Seyl, b. 14 Feb, bp. 24 Apr 1732 Acquackanonk Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Frans Koek, Sara Franse)

----- Abraham Van Zeyl, bp. 20 July 1742 Gansegat Reformed Dutch Church (Fairfield) (wit: Ab. Messeker; Marytje Messeker) (bp. also recorded at Acquackanonk)


Peter Van Zile

Peter Van Zeyl, son of Johannes Van Zeyl & Helena Van Blarcom, married Lena (Massacre?).
Peter was born about 1727.

The following information probably pertains to this Peter Van Zile, but may possibly pertain to the Peter Van Zile listed below. From The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey from 1725 to 1744, Perth Amboy (Re: Ramapo Tract; paraphrased unless in quotes)
----- (Vol. III, p. 223)...31 August 1752...Lease for land at Romopock executed to No. 123 to Egbert Vanzeil and Peter Vanzeil of 206 acres for 3 years, 1.0.0.
----- (Vol. III, p. 403, chart)...19 August 1763...Board executed lease at Romopock to Hendk Messenger & Peter Van Zile, lot no. 123, 206 acres at 40 s, 9 August 1763.
----- (Vol. III, p. 403, chart)...19 August 1763...Board executed lease at Romopock to Peter Van Zile, lot no. 236, 125.5 acres at 25 s, 9 August 1763.

Children of Peter Van Zile & Lena



----- Marytje Van Zile (twin), bp. 5 Jan. 1752 Paramus (wit: Hendrik and Marytje Messeker; Isack and Lena Conkling)

----- Lena Van Zile (twin), bp. 5 Jan. 1752 Paramus (wit: Hendrik and Marytje Messeker; Isack and Lena Conkling)

----- Hannes Van Zeyl, bp. 4 May 1754 Paramus (wit: Hans and Lena Van Zeyl)

----- Hermanus Van Zeyl, bp. 9 May 1756 Paramus (wit: Hermanus Vanblerkom)

----- Egbert Van Zeyl, b. 1 Feb. 1761; bp. 1761 Paramus (wit: Egbert and Saartje Van Zeyl)

----- Saartje Van Zeyl, bp. 12 Nov. 1762 Paramus (wit: Egbert and Saartje Van Zeyl)



Peter Van Zile

Peter Van Zile married Jannitje -?-.

Children of Peter Van Zile & Jannitje



----- Rachel Van Zeyl, bp. 7 May 1752 Paramus (wit: Hannes A. and Triena Van Zeyl)

----- Divertje Van Zeyl, bp. 28 July 1754 Paramus (wit: Gerrit and Eva Bense)

----- Abram Van Zile, bp. 28 Apr 1765 Paramus (Hendrik and Marytje Messiker)



Johannes Abramse Van Zile


Johannes A. Van Zile married Catriena -?-.

From The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey from 1725 to 1744, Perth Amboy (Re: Ramapo Tract; paraphrased unless in quotes)
----- (Vol. III, p. 223)...31 August 1752...Lease for land at Romopock executed to No. 126 to Johanis Abrahamse Vanzeil of 92-1/2 acres for 3 years, 0.10.0.
----- (Vol. III, p. 403, chart)...19 August 1763...Board executed lease at Romopock to Johanes A. B. Van Zile, lot no. 126, 92.5 acres at 20 s, 9 August 1763.

Children of Johannes Abramse Van Sile & Catriena:



----- Johannis Van Zile, bp. 1 July 1759 Paramus (wit: Hannes and Marytje Van Blerkom)

----- Lena Van Zile, b. 27 Jan.; bp. 1 Feb. 1761 Paramus (wit: Hendrik Ryke and Lena Baremole)

----- Hendrick Van Zile, bp. 7 Aug. 1763 Paramus (wit: Hendrik and Marytie Messeker)


Harmanus Van Zile


Harmanus Van Zile married Elizabeth -?-.

Harms. Van Zyle is listed as a householder in the Dec 1780 Franklin Twp. Rateables, just after Peter I. Van Zyle and just before Johan Yury Fox.

Children of Hermanus Van Zile & Elizabeth -?-:



----- Polly Van Zile, bp. 17 May, bp. 18 June 1786 Paramus Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Pieter & Susanna Debouw)

----- Pieter Van Zile, b. 11 Jan, bp. 1 Feb 1789 Paramus Reformed Dutch Church (wit: Robert McCall and Betsey Conklin)

----- Susannah Van Zeyl, bp. 26 Feb 1792 Paramus (wit: Pieter & Susannah Debow)

----- Polly Van Zyl, b. 1 Jan, bp. 29 Mar 1795 Paramus (wit: Thomas and Geertje Myer)


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