Paulus Martense Van BENTHUYSEN (1624 -1717) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Paulus Martense Van Benthuysen was born in 1624 in Rijnsburg diocese, Benthuizen, South Holland, The Netherlands. His parents were Marten OEM and Margaret BOUQUET. He married Catalyntje Van KLEECK before 1661 in Albany, NY. Paulus died in 1717 in Albany, New York.
Catalyntje Van Kleeck was born 18 Jan 1637 in Haarlem, New Holland, Netherlands. Her parents were Barent Baltus Van Der LIPSTADT and Mayken De GUYTER. She emigrated with her parents about 1639. Catalyntje died 4 Feb 1705 or 23 Mar 1722 in Albany, New York.
Children of Paulus and Catlyntje:
|1.||Catrina (Catryntje) Van BENTHUYSEN||8 Mar 1661 Albany, NY||Jacobus TURCK
|4 Feb 1705 Albany, NY|
|2.||Gertruy (Gertrude) Van Benthuysen||1663
Robert Teuwise Van Deusen
21 Aug 1718
|3.||Barent Van Benthuysen||1664
30 Apr 1699
Jannetie Aertson Van Wagenen
21 Apr 1701
7 Apr 1728
|31 Mar 1723
|4.||Marten Pauluse Van Benthuysen||1670
2 Jun 1696
|31 Mar 1723
|5.||Baltus Pontese Van Benthuysen||8 Mar 1683
13 Feb 1707
New York City
|31 Mar 1723
|6.||Maritie Van Benthuysen||John Careny|
Paulus Martense arrived in New Netherland in before 13 August 1654. By the end of the decade, he had settled in Beverwyck (Albany)
He was known as a wheelwright and/or windowmaker. He lived at several locations in Albany and was an active buyer and seller of properties within the stockade. He lived on Market Street before he sold the property to Harme Gansevoort in 1677. In 1679, his name appeared on a census of Albany householders. In 1697, his household included Catharina and one child. Two years later, signed an oath pledging allegiance to the King of England. In 1702, his first ward house was assessed at ten pounds!
In March 1682, she was accused but cleared of a charge of accepting stolen goods from two “negroes” who, at that time, were before the Albany court.
In 1709, her name (“Cathalina V Benthuysen”) appeared on the first ward assessment roll. In December 1717, she was identified as the widow of Paulus Martense and was living in a house on the same street as her daughter, the widow of James Parker (Beaver and Green Streets). Catharina Van Kleeck Van Benthuysen died in March 1722 and was buried from the Albany church.
It is believed that Paulus Martense Van Benthuysen arrived in New York or New Netherland in 1654, when we have our first record of him. It is not known whether he settled in New Netherland or any other place before his arrival in Albany, NY in 1654. He married Catherine, a daughter of Barent Baltus Van Kleeck of Flatbush. Catherine was born in Holland about 1639 and came to America in 1654 with her father and his five other children. It is believed that he immigrated from near Haarlem, Holland. Paulus was a wheelwright and sashmaker during his early days in the colony. It is assumed that he had some social status as he was invited to the funeral of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Director of Rensselaerswyck Colony on 17 October 1674. He later engaged in farming and may have been involved in the Albany real estate field. He is shown in 1694 and 1695 as Inspector of Supplies for Albany County.
Paulus Martense Van Benhuysen probably was dead by 1709 when “Cathalina V Benthuysen” was listed on the assessment roll.”
Paulus Martense’s sons Baltus, Marten and Barent were some of the first fifteen settlers in Schenectady, New York.
Schenectady was first settled by Europeans in 1661 when the area was part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Settlement was led by Arent van Curler, a prominent figure in the colony who had emigrated from Nijkerk in the Netherlands, after purchase from the Mohawk Nation. The Dutch purchased additional land from the Mohawks in 1670 and 1672. In 1664 the English seized the Dutch colony and renamed it New York. Twenty years later (1684) Governor Thomas Dongan granted letters patent for Schenectady to five trustees.
1. Catrina (Catryntje) Van BENTHUYSEN (See Jacobus TURCK‘s page)
2. Gertruy (Gertrude) Van Benthuysen
Gertruy’s first husband [__?__] Becker was born
Gertruy’s second husband James Parker was born xx. His parents were Sgt. William Parker and [__?__].
Gertruy’s third husband Robert Teuwise Van Deusen was born 1665 in Albany, Albany, New York. His parents were Teuwis Abrahamsen Van Deursen and Helena Roberts. He first married 22 Sep 1689 in Albany, New York to Cornelia Martense Van Buren (b. 1665 in Albany; d. 1717 in New York).
3. Barent Van Benthuysen
Barent’s first wife Aaltje Elting was born 1675 in Hurley, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Jan Elting and Jacomyntje Viele Slecht. She first married 6 Oct 1695 in Kingston, Ulster, New York to Barent Van Wagenen b. 18 Apr 1675 in Kingston, Ulster, New York; d.17 Apr 1699 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Aaltje died 21 Apr 1701 in Ulster, New York
Barent’s second wife Jannetie Aertson Van Wagenen was baptized 25 Jun 1682 in Kingston Dutch Church. Her parents were Gerrit Aertson and Clara (Pels) Van Wagenen. Jannetie died 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
Barent’s third wife Margaret Leg was the daughter of William Leg and Susannah Marrid.
Barent served as Sheriff of Ulster County in 1700. In 1725 he purchased from Peter Schuyler a quarter of the town of Red Hook 5,562 acres and moved there.
4. Marten Pauluse Van Benthuysen
Marten’s wife Feitje Boorsboom was the daughter of Pieterse Jacobse Boorboom.
Marten served as Captain in Harmon Van Slyck’s Second Foot Company during the Indian Wars.
Marten’s daughter Catryntje (Catrina) Van Benthuysen married Isaac Truax 1719 in Schenectady Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York, not Jacobus TURCK‘s wife of the same name.
5. Baltus Pontese Van Benthuysen
Baltus’ wife Lydia Dally was born 8 Mar 1683 in New York. Her parents were John Dally and Elizabeth Obee. Lydia died 1753 in Albany, New York.
6. Maritie Van Benthuysen
Maritie’s husband John Careny was born about 1673 in Albany, New York.
The Van Benthuysen Genealogy, by Alvin Seaward Van Benthuysen and Edith M. McIntosh Hall, published in 1953 by Wilson Engraving and Printing Company, Clay Center, Kansas