Cornelis Lambertsen Brink

Cornelis Lambertsen BRINK (1661 – 1725) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Cornelis Lambertsen Brink was born on the ship as his parents and two siblings were coming to the new world.   His parents and siblings Huybert and Jannetje left The Netherlands 23 Dec 1660 aboard “de Trouw” (Faith). The entry upon the ship’s books is

” Lambert Huybertsen from Wagening [Wageningen], wife and two children.” To these must be added a son, Cornelius, born on the voyage.

Cornelis was baptized in New Amsterdam 4 May, 1661.  His parents were Lambert Huybertse BRINK and Hendrickje CORNELIS. Cornelius  He was captured, with his mother and his brother and sister by Indians. They were held three months before their release.  It was his children that started to use the name Brink. He married Marijken Egbertse MEYNDERSE in Kingston 23 April, 1685. Cornelis purchased a tract of land between the Esopus and Plattekill creeks in the south part of the present town of Saugerties on 6th of February, 1688. He thus became one of the earliest permanent settlers of that town. Cornelis died in 1725 in Hurley, Ulster, NY.

The village land of “Saugerties” was obtained from Esopus Indian Kaelcop, chief of the Amorgarickakan Family. Governor Andros purchased the land on April 27, 1677, for the price of a piece of cloth, a blanket, some coarse fiber, a loaf of bread, and a shirt. The village was incorporated in 1831 as “Ulster,” but it changed its name to “Saugerties” in 1855. In 1710, during the Palatine immigration, over 3,000 German Palatines were sent here by the English Crown to manufacture naval stores, tar, and turpentine.

Marijken Egbertse Meynderse was born 27 April, 1661 in New Amsterdam, Queens, NY. Her parents were Egbert MEYNDERSE and Jaepe JANS. Marijken died 8 Mar 1726 in Kingston, Ulster, NY

Children of Cornelis and Marijken:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Hendrickje Lambersen (Dolderbrink) 19 Apr 1686 Theunis Klaarwater
10 Feb 1716
Kingston, NY
2. Egbert (Heberth) Brink 26 Dec 1681
Marbletown, NY
Elsjen Kok
7 Jul 1715
Kingston, NY
 9 Jun 1775
Marbletown, Ulster, NY
3. Lambert Brink 13 Oct 1689 Rachel DuMond
19 May 1723
Kingston, NY
4. Hendrick Brink 28 Jan 1692 Grietjen Osterhoud
19 May 1721
Kingston, NY
5. Jacob Brink (twin) 3 Jun 1694 bef. 1696
6. Rachel Brink (twin) 3 Jun 1694 Arend Ploeg
30 Jun 1720
Kingston, NY
Ulster, New York,
7. Jacob BRINK baptized
5 Jan 1695/96 Saugerties, Ulster County, NY
Antje POST
17 May 1722 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY
Maria Elisabeth Merkel
22 Dec 1732
Mareitje Elich  of West Camp 25 Nov 1735
24 Oct 1757 Kingston, NY
8. Mynert Brink 1 May 1698 1700
Saugerties, Ulster, New York
9. Janneke Brink 7 May 1699 Samuel Burhans
16 Dec 1720
Walrand DuMond
5 Oct 1734
1 Jul 1782
Kingston, NY
10. Lysbert (Elizabeth) Brink 23 Mar 1701 Jan Pietersz Oosterhoud
20 Jun 1724
Kingston, NY
15 Mar 1758
Kingston, Ulster, NY
11. Annatie Brink 24 Mar 1706

The earliest known sale of land in the region of the Esopus involved a parcel sold by the Esopus Indians to Thomas Chambers, a carpenter and farmer residing at that time in Rensselaerswyck. The patent was confirmed on 5 Jun 1652. Though out the early history of the settlement, the presence of the Indians cast an ominous pall over the whole community. They were particularly vulnerable in their scattered houses and were often at fault for the bad relations. Director-General Peter Stuyvesant recognized the danger to them, and at his urging the settlers signed a bond on 31 May 1658, agreeing to erect a palisaded village and demolish their separate dwellings. Then on the night of 20 Sep 1659, a group of settlers and soldiers senselessly shot three Indians, killing one of them. The result was the First Esopus War, which did not end until the signing of a peace treaty on 15 Jul 1660.

Despite the war and the uneasiness of the ensuing peace, the population of the community continued to grow. By 2 May 1661, the hamlet had been named Wildwyck by Stuyvesant. About May of 1662 a second community was established nearby, called Nieuw Dorp (New Town) [now Hurley] which was settled by former residents of Beaverwyck and Wildwyck. The farmland bought by Evert Pels was between Wildwyck and Nieuw Dorp.

The fragile peace ended on 7 Jun 1663, when the Indians burned Nieuw Dorp and attacked Wildwyck.  On that morning a number of Esopus Indians entered Wildwyck [now Kingston] to sell their produce, corn and beans to the settlers, between 11 and 12 in the forenoon, some people on horseback, rushed thru the Mill gate, from the New Village, crying out “the Indians have destroyed the New Village.” Upon hearing this, the Indians fired a shot and attacked the settlers at each house with axes, tomahawks, rifles and pistols. Sixteen settlers were killed and a number were carried off as prisoners including Cornelis’ mother Hendrickje (pregnant) and her children Hytbert, Jannetje, and Cornelis who were rescued after about 3 months.

1 Sep 1689 – Oath of Allegiance, Ulster County, NY

6 Feb 1688 – Cornelis Lambertse purchased a tract of land between the Esopus and Plattekill creeks in the southern part of the present town of Saugerties, NY. He was the first permanent settler of that town

30 Dec 1701 – Cornelis Lammertse signed the “Petition of the Protestants of New-York to King William III” complaining of injustices in the English government of New York.

21 Jul 1706 -Cornelis Lambertse and Marytie Ekbertse appear as witnesses at the baptism of Margery, daughter of Saomon Schut and Jannetie Chissam  at Kingston, Ulster, NY.


1. Hendrickje Lambersen (Dolderbrink)

Hendrickje’s husband Theunis Klaarwater was born May 1690 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York and baptized in Kingston 25 May, 1690.  His parents were Theunis Jacobsen Klaarwater and Marretie Hansen Vos.  Theunis died in 1760 in Ulster, New York.

2. Egbert (Heberth) Brink

Egbert’s wife Elsjen Kok  was born 3 Jun 1694 in Marbletown, New York. Her parents were John Kok and Madalena Wood. Elsjen died 1732 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

Egbert was the first of the American Brink family to abandon the custom of using his father’s name as a surname, and resume the family name of the Netherlands. Egbert Brink was one of the assistant trustees of the town of Marbletown in 1738 and his name appears as one of those who organized the Reformed Dutch Church of Marbletown in 1743. He lived to be one of the signers of the Articles of Association of the patriotic citizens of Ulster county on the 9th of Jyne, 1775. Preceding his residence in Marbletown he lived in the town of Hurley where he served as one of the 146 trustees of that town in 1727. He was an elder in the Marbletown church in 1747.

3. Lambert Brink

Lambert’s wife Rachel Du Mond was baptized 5 Jun 1698 in Kingston Dutch Church. Her parents were Walron Du Mond and Catrina Ter Bosch (Bos).

Lambert Brink was the collector of the town of Hurley in 1727.

4. Hendrick Brink

Hendrick’s wife Grietjen Osterhoud was baptized 3 Oct 1697. Her parents were Pieter Oosterhout and Hyltje Schut .

6. Rachel Brink (twin)

Rachel’s husband Arend Ploeg was born 1692 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Hendrik Albertse Ploeg and Tryntje Pieterzen. Arend died 1737 in Ulster, New York.

7. Jacob BRINK (See his page)

9. Janneke Brink

Janneke’s first husband Samuel Burhans was baptized 3 Jun 1694 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Jan Burhans and Helena Traphagen. Samuel died 16 Oct 1732.

Janneke’s second Walrand DuMond was born 15 Aug 1693 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Walrond DuMond and Catrina Ter Bosch. Walrand died 14 Feb 1783 in Kingston, Ulster, New York,

10. Lysbert (Elizabeth) Brink

Lysbert’s husband Jan Pietersz Oosterhoud was baptized 16 Apr 1699 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Teunis Oosterhout and Hyltje Schut. Jan died 1742 in Ulster, New York


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  12. Payton Thomas Brink, were the miners an offshoot like the Brink's? says:

    who are the Miner’s? Cornelis Lambertsen Brink is my 10th great grandfather so Alex whoever he is, it would be cool to meet you but i’m a generation behind what ye are

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