Paulus JURCKSE (Yurckse) (1630 – 1682) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Paulus Jurckse (Yurckse) was born about 1630 in Texel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He may have only departed from Texel because that’s where all boats to the “New Land” left from in those days. He probably was born in Friesland, a northern province in the Netherlands. His parents were Goris JURCKXEN and [__?__]. The Jurckse family originated from Texel, the largest island in the West Frisian Islands across the Waddensee from the mainland of Holland. Paulus was seen in Rensselaerwyck, New York, (on the east bank of the Hudson River, south of Albany) on 13 Aug 1642. Paulus was a servant for the Maichael Jansz family for several years before coming to America. He married a daughter of the Jansz family Christina (Syntie) JANSE in 1652 in Esopus, Ulster, New York. He certainly lived in Esopus in 1658 and later, Albany. Paulus died in 1683 in Kings, New York, New York.
Christina Styntie Janse was born in 1632 probably in Holland. Many genealogies state she was born in Esopus, Ulster, New York, but Esopus was not settled until 1651. Her parents were Jan JANSE and [__?__]. In 1686 Styntie is listed in Reformed Dutch Church NY census as a widow living in a Poor House on S. Broad Street. Christina died in 1708 in New York
Children of Paulus and Christina:
|1.||Mynno Jemima Jurckxen||c. 1655
29 Nov 1679 Dutch Reformed Church, NY, NY
Deacon Abraham de Veaux
|2.||Johannes Paulusen JUROSEN
(Johannes Paulus Jurcks)
|c. 1658 Esopus (Kingston?), Ulster, New York.||Jannetje De RAEDT (DRET)
9 Jul 1681
(Phillips Manor, Westchester NY) or Reformed Dutch Church, New York, NY
Antje Jochems Van Wert
1697 Haverstraw, Orange, NY
Dobbs Ferry, (or Wysquaqua) Westchester, NY.
|3.||Antje Jurckse||c. 1662
|Matthys Adolphus Hoppe
2 May 1683 Bergen, NJ
|12 Feb 1718
|4.||Hilletje Jurcks Jurckxen||c. 1664
Kingston, Ulster, New York
14 Mar 1679/80
|5.||Cornelis Jurckse||c. 1666
N Albanien, NY
|Janeltie (Jannetje) Andries van Breuckelen
12 Nov 1696
|6.||Wyntje Jurckse||c. 1672
Kingston, Ulster, New York
|Casper Melcherts Springsteen
9 Aug 1693 Dutch Reform Church, NY, NY
|12 Feb 1718
|7.||Dirk (Dirik) Jurcks Jurckxen||c. 1674
|Fytje Hartmanne Vreeland
30 Jul 1699
|8.||Christina Jurckse||c. 1677
New York, NY
|9.||Eegie (Jurckse) Yurckse||c. 1677
|Jacob Jacobs van Winkel
11 APR 1703 in Acquackanonk (Passaic Aft 1837), Bergen, NJ
Paulis and Christina had 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys They were Johannis (1653), Mynno Jemima (1655), Antje (1657), Cornelius (1662), and Wyntie (1664).
From Albany the family moved to New Jersey, and then back to Haverstraw area and across the Hudson into the Philipsburgh area.
Paulis was at the christening of his grandchildren on January 1681 and April 1682.
In August of 1682, Paulis and Styntie are listed as members of the RDC.
Paulus was listed as a Freeholder in NYC on October 22, 1683 and died shortly thereafter,
It is believed that Janneke Jurckse (Yurckse) who married Laurens Ackerman is the aunt of Paulus Yurckse.
The spelling of the Jurcksen name was eventually changed in English records, to Yorks/Yerks/Yerxa/Yerex, all lines of which exist today. The family settled primarily in the Tarrytown area, with many of them attending the Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow and many buried in that cemetary. The Reformed Dutch Church NY census of 1686 has Styntie,widow of Paulus Jurxen, living at the Deacons House for the Poor on Broad Street in NY City. There are several Court Records for Albany, Rensselaerwyck and Schenectady for Paulis and Styntie in the 1660s and 1670s. Descendents of the Yerks line still reside in the Tarrytown/Ossining area of NY. The family with the Yerxa name were Loyalists who moved to Canada after the Revolutionary War and then back into the US through Eastern Maine. Some of the Yorks line moved west across the Hudson to Haverstraw and later into Ulster County, then migrated, after the Civil War, to Ohio and Michigan
1. Mynno Gemima Jurckxen
Mynno was christened in the Albany Dutch Reform Church, Albany, NY.
Mynno’s first husband William Hoppen was baptized 29 Mar 1654 in New Amsterdam. His parents were Andries Willemszen Hoppe and Geertje Hendricks. William died about 1690.
Mynno and William had five children: Christina (1681), Gertrude (1682), Beletie (1684), Andrew (1686), and Paulis (1687).They lived in Hackensack, NJ. William died in 1687 and Mynno married Abraham DeVoe in 1690.
Mynno’s second husband Abraham DeVoe was born in 11 Jun 1668 in Mannheim, Baden, Germany. His parents were Nichalas DeVaux and Maria See. They arrived in New Netherlands in 1674. Mynno and Abraham also had five children: Maritje (1691), Wyntie (1696), Rachel (1698), Susanna (1701), and Johannes (1700).
2. Johannes Paulusen JUROSEN (See his page)
3. Antje (Anna) Jurckse
Antje’s husband Matthys Adolphus Hoppen was born on March 3, 1658 in New Amsterdam. He died 1715. They were members of the RDCNY of Hackensack. They had five children: Andries, Christina, Lea, Rachel, and Johannes.
4. Hilletje Jurcks Jurckxen
I think Hilletje’s marriage information may belong to a different woman.
Hilletje’s first husband Lubbert Westervelt was born 1660 in Meppel, Netherlands. His parents were Lubbert Westervelt, The Immigrant and Gesie Roelofse. He married Hilletje Pouluse on Mar 14, 1679/80 in Bergen, NJ. Lubbert died about 1694 in Hackensack, Bergen, NJ. Some sources say that Hilletje’s father was Peiter Pouluse. I haven’t found details of Lubbert from a Jurckse perspective, so perhaps this is a different Hilletje.
This Hilletje’s married second Jan Loots intentions Oct 12 1695 Hackenskack. Jan Loots was from Norwich England
This Hilletje’s parents were Paulus Pietersen, b ca 1630 Merven, Stift Cologne and was buried at Bergen December 18, 1702. He married (int) Sept 1 1658 NewAmsterdam Trijntje Martens, b ca 1632 at Aken in Gulickerland. Treyntje was buried March 5, 1702 at Bergen.
5. Cornelis Jurckse
Cornelis’ wife Janeltie (Jannetje) Andries van Breuckelen was born 1667 in Albany, Albany, New York.
6. Wyntje Jurckse
Wyntje’s husband Casper (Ghaspar) Melcherts Springsteen was born about 1664 in Boswycj, Long Island, NY Casper died 21 May 1729 probably in Brooklyn, NY.
7. Dirk (Dirik) Jurcks Jurckxen
Dirk’s wife Fytje Hartmanne Vreeland was born 21 Feb 1683 in Aquackanonk, Passaic, New Jersey. Her parents ere Hartman Vreeland and Metje Dirckse Braecke.
8. Christina Jurckse
Christina’s husband Johannes Marynus was born 1675 in Bergenfield, Bergen, New Jersey.
9. Eegie (Jurckse) Yurckse
Eegie’s husband Jacob Jacobs van Winkel was baptized 20 SEP 1676 Bergen,Bergen,NJ. His parents were Jacob Jacobse Van Winkle b: Bef 16 OCT 1650 in New Albany, Albany, New York c: 16 OCT 1650 in Reformed Dutch Church New Amsterdam and Aeltje Daniels b: 1655