Lambert Huybertsen (Brink)

Lambert Huybertsen (BRINK) (1629 – 1702 ) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Lambert Huybertsen (Brink) was born in 1629 in Wageningen, Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands. His family did not use “Brink” until after immigration to America, but it is used here to clarify family lines. His parents were  Huybert LAMBERTSE and Jantsen JOOSTEN.  He married Hendrickje CORNELISSE about 1654 while in the Netherlands and before his emigration to America. The Brink Family in America are descended from Lambert who with his wife Hendrickje and children 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.

Wageningen is a town on the right bank of the Rhine in Gelderland. It is about twelve miles from Arnhem. It contains the state agricultural college and the school for forestry. These are beautifully situated on a bluff. Our Van WAGENEN family came from this town and take their name therefrom. Lambert died 1702 in Hurley, Ulster, NY.

Wagenengin, Gelderland, Holland

Hendrickje Cornelisse was born in 1639 in Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Her parents may have been Cornelis Barentsen Van de CUYL and Lysbeth ARENTS, however, they look to be too young to me. Her parentage is disputed and other possible family lines for her to have born into include , Vernooy, Osten, and Van Duyn. Hendrickje died in 1702 in Hurley, NY.

Children of Lambert and Hendrickje:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Huybert Lambertsen (Brink) c. 1655
Wageningen, Gelderland
Hendrickje Swartwout
16 Mar 1679
Hurley, NY
Hurley, NY
2. Jannetje Lambertse (Brink) c. 1657
Cornelis Teunissen Kool
7 Sep 1736
Hurley, NY
3. Cornelis Lambertsen BRINK born on the ship as his parents and two siblings were coming to the new world
baptized New Amsterdam 4 May, 1661
Marijken Egbertse MEYNDERSE Kingston
23 Apr 1685
1725 in Hurley, Ulster, NY
4. Hendrick Lambertse (Brink) Hurley, NY;
5 Dec 1663
Kingston, NY
Gcesje Jansen
Claverack, Columbia, NY
5. Lysbet Lambertse (Brink) Hurley; baptized Kingston
14 Feb 1666
Arien Gerretsen Nieuwkirk (Newkirk)
17 Oct 1686
6. Gerret Lambertse (Brink) 1668
Antje Hoogland
Ulster, NY
Marbletown, NY
7. Pieter Lambertse (Brink) Born in Hurley; baptized Kingston
26 Jun 1670
Geertruy Matthysen Teunissen (Newkirk)
2 May 1757
Minisink, Sussex, NJ

Lambert Huybertsen [Brink]’s father, Huybert Lambertsen [Brink], owned a home and farm at Dolderbrink which was just ouside the walled city of Wageningen, Netherlands and he raised tobacco and sheep. This farm was sold 28 Nov 1660 after Huybert Lambertsen [Brink]’s death by his heirs (wife Jannetje and children Lambert, Gysbertje, Pieter). Many immigrants to America took their last place of residence as their surname when surnames became required and Lambert Huybertsen’s family took “Brink”

A correspondent of Olde Ulster writes from Holland that the father of Lambert Huybertsen (Brink) must have died within a year after the emigration of his son to America as he finds a protocol on record of which he sends the following translation

“Protocol van Vestenisse Wageningen 1660. Enjoined at the Archives of the Kingdom at Arnhem.

“Jantsen Joosten, widow of Huybert Lambertse, assisted by Claes Jansen, chosen by her as her representative in rights, for one moiety, and Lambert Huyberts, Peter Huyberts and the above named Claes Jansen as the husband and the representative in right of his wife Gysbertjen Huyberts and also representing the minor brothers and sisters of his wife, all heirs of the late Huybert Lambertse, their father, for the other moiety, declare to have sold, transported and given in plain possession to Gerrit Hindercamp and Aeltjen Foenissen, his wife, and their heirs, a certain house and garden situated on Dolderbrinck, in the neighborhood of Wageningen, etc.” Here follows the description. It is declared to be a free and heired estate.” It is dated 28 November, 166o.

The Lambert Huyberts mentioned must have been the one who emigrated to America during the previous year. The family seems to have come to Wageningen from Harderwyk, in the same province of Gelderland, a score or more miles north.

The word Brink means ” park, square or village green.” and the Brink family is very numerous in the Netherlands. The name is in various forms as van den Brink (of the Brink); van Brink (of Brink); Ten Brink (the Brink); Brinkhuis (Brink house); Brinkhorst (Brink grove); Brinkenberg (mount Brink); Brinkerhoff (a paved square); Dolderbrink (valley Brink).  There are many country seats and villas in Holland with the name de Brink or den Brink, among others a magnificent country seat near Arnhem called de Brink (the park).

Frederik de Brincke and his sister Christina gave goods to the church of Keppel, in Gelderland, in 1349. Lambert Brinck is mentioned in a charter of Duke Arnold of Guelder in 1437. In 1503 another Lambert Brinck was master of the Sanct Crucis Guild at Harderwyk. This family dwelt in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries principally at Harderwyk, and several members were Burgomasters there.

Ernst Brink was the son of Dr. Alphert and was a very learned man and celebrated antiquarian. He was born in Harderwyk in 1581. From 1612-15 he was the secretary of the Dutch embassy at Constantinople, and from 1618-48 librarian of the University of Harderwyk. His sister Elizabeth married Lambert van Domselaer.” The name of Lambert was a favorite one in the family.

The arms of the family are thus described:

“d’argent an boeuf de gueules, corne’d’or, marchant surune terrassede sinople. Bourlet et lambrequens d’argent et de gueules. Cinier: une corbeille d’or en sortent des flamines de feu.”

Arriving at New Amsterdam Lambert Huybertse (Brink) had the son born at sea baptized Cornelis and then his family traveled up the Hudson River to the Esopus (name of river and Algonquin Indian tribe) area to Wiltwyck (soon Kingston).   He was one of the first settlers at Nieuw Dorp (soon Hurley) and in 1662 signed a five year lease with the Dutch West India Company (GWC) Director Stuyvesant on land there west of the creek.

In the Spring of 1662, Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch Governor of Niew Amsterdam, established the village of Niew Dorp on the site of an earlier Native American Settlement. On 7 Jun 1663, during the Esopus Wars the Esopus Indians attacked and destroyed the village, and took captives who were later released. England took over the Dutch Colony on 6 Sep 1664. On 17 Sep 1669, the village, abandoned since the Esopus Indian attack, was resettled and renamed Hurley. It was named after Francis Lovelace, Baron Hurley of Ireland.

After Director Stuyvesant declared war on the Esopus Indians and attacked and killed and captured and shipped some out as slaves, the Indians retaliated with the 7 Jun 1663 destroying of Nieuw Dorp [Hurley] and Wiltwyck in which they burned and killed and took captives including Lambert’s wife Hendrickje (pregnant) and children Hytbert, Jannetje, and Cornelis who were rescued after about 3 months.

In 1667 at the end of his land lease agreement, Lambert  purchased the land he had leased and more land also from the English who had taken over in 1664 (and mandated surnames) and the deed was dated 5 Aug 1667 and was filed at Kingston, NY. Nieuw Dorp, at that time, included parts of present-day Rosendale, Marbletown, Woodstock, and New Paltz.  The area was settled around 1669 but received its patent (to Henry Beekman, Thomas Garton, and Charles Brodhead) only in 1703. The community of Marbletown once served briefly as the state capital. The Town of Marbletown is near the center of Ulster County, southwest of the City of Kingston.

Lambert  was one of the Dutch settlers to protest their treatment by the British military in the “mutiny at the Esopus” in 1667. The Wiltwyck document concerning this was signed by 31 men including Lambert on 28 Apr 1667.

Lambert Huybertsen Brink was a soldier in Henry Pawlings company in 1670.

Lambert’s name frequently appears in the records of the Schout’s Court in various capacities.  His name is signed as witness twice to the renewals of the celebrated Indian treaty negotiated in 1665 by Governor Nicolls. He was one of the protesting burghers at what Governor Nicolls called “the mutiny at the Esopus” in 1667.

He  is a Witness to the Indian treaty made in Hurley in 1677, purchasing parts of present-day New Paltz, Rosedale, Esopus, and Lloyd, upon which the New Paltz Patent is based. New Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots, including Louis DuBois, who had taken refuge in Mannheim, Germany, for a brief period of time before coming to America.

Lambert was one of the inhabitants of the Esopus who petitioned Governor Sir Edmond Andros in 1680 that a minister be sent there.

He had charge, for some time, of the lands in the Esopus of Director Petrus Stuyvesant, and at one time leased one of his farms there. The homestead farm of Lambert Huybertse Brink was the farm of the late Peter P. Brink, west of the creek at Hurley, and during these two hundred and forty-four years since it came into the possession of the family has never passed out of it. Across the road lies the farm of the late James D. Wynkoop which, like the Brink lands, has never passed from the family since 1662.

On 27 April 1689 Lambert Huybertsen Brink “makes over” to sons Huybert and Pieter 324 acres at Hurley and on 09 March 1702 “makes over” to son-in-law Cornelis Cool (husband of daughter Jannetje) 63 acres at Hurley, NY.

On 12 Feb 1696, Lambert Huybertse (Brink) made and executed his last will and testament, which will was proved on 11 Apr 1702.   Son Hendrick was not in the will and is presumed to have died before it was written. Son Gerrit was not in the will and this is a mystery to researchers as is the fact that his descendants went by the surname “Terpenning”.  Lambert is believed to have been buried at the Dutch Reformed Bruial Ground at Hurley, but no proof had been found.The old cemetery in Old Hurley contains some very ancient slabs of redstone adjacent to the graves of generations of the family on which may be traced initials of the early members of the family dying more than two hundred years ago.  The will is written in Dutch from which the below is translated.

Be it known hereby to everybody, that to-day, the 12th day of February in the year of our Lord 1695/6, I, Lambert Huybertse, of Hurley in the county of Ulster; well in body and in full power and use of my mind and memory, (praised be the Lord), considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof, and desiring to set everything in order, make this my last will and testament, in manner and form as follows: Revoking, annulling, declaring null and void, all and every testament and testaments, will and wills, heretofore made and passed, either verbally or in writing, and this alone to be taken far my last will and testament and no other.

First, I commend my soul to God Almighty, my Creator, to Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, and to the Holy Spirit my Sanctifier, and my body to the earth, whence it came, to be buried in a Christian manner, and there to, rest until my soul and body shall be reunited on the last day and enjoy the eternal joy of immortality, which God in his grace has promised and prepared by the only merits of our Saviour, for all who truly repent and believe in him. Concerning such wordly state of houses, lands, money, goods. accounts or what further belongs to my estate, which the Lord has been pleased to grant me beyond my merits, I order, give, and dispose thereof in form and manner following:

First, it is my wish and will, that all my honest debts shall, in due time, be paid.

Secondly, I give to my youngest son, Pieter Lambertse two horses, also, that the house in which he lives, shall be finished in garret, floor doors, win- dows, &c., out of my estate without anything being paid therefor to my other heirs. I further give to my said son, his order, heirs, or administrators, one just fifth part of my whole estate.

Thirdly, I give to my sons, Huybert Lammerse and Cornelis Lammerse, and to my sons-in-law, Cornelis Cool and Arien Gerretsen, one just fifth part of my whole estate, to dispose, each for himself, of said fifth part of my estate, as he pleases, only under this condition, that Arien Gerretsen shall have and enjoy the just fifth part of my land, lying next to the land belonging to him, and that in consideration of the fertility of this land my other four heirs shall have and enjoy in ownership my house, barn, &c., without paying therefor anything to said Arie Gerretse. but they shall divide in equal shares all other movable estate among themselves

Fourthly, I appoint as executors of this my last will and testament my said heirs, to-wit, Huybert Lammertse, Cornelis Lammerse, Pieter Lammerse, Cornelis Cool, and Arie Gerretse, demanding this my foregoing testament shall be fully obeyed and carried out. Thus done at Kingston on the day and year as above.

Before signing and passing this it is my wish that my son-in- law Cornelis Cool shall have in one piece two shares of the land occupied by me, to wit, the one now made over to him, and the other bought by him from my son Lammert Huybertse.

LAMMERT HUYBERTSE Signed, sealed and published by Lammert Huybertse as being his last will and testament in our presence. WESSEL TEN BROECK, JACOBIS LAMETER, ARIE ROOSE. [Proved 11 April 1702].


1. Huybert Lambertsen (Brink)

Huybert’s wife Hendrickje Swartwout was born 8 Jun 1658 in Wiltwick, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Roeloff Swartwout and Eva Albertse Bradt. Hendrickje died 28 May 1699 in Hurley, Ulster, New York.

Huybert  was in Captain Gorsonnes company of footmen along with his father and brother Cornelis. On 27 April 1689 Huybert Lambertsen Brink’s father “makes over” to he and brother Pieter 324 acres of land at Hurley, NY and Huybert Lambertsen Brink inherited and stayed on the home farm there. In 1710 Huybert Lambertsen Brink was taxed at Hurley for 1 chimney and 1 stove and 1 slave. In 1711 Huybert Lambertsen Brink volunteered for a military expedition to Canada under Captain Ten Broek and there is no more in the colonial records after this pertaining to Huybert Lambertsen Brink. Huybert Lambertsen Brink’s is the oldest grave marker still identifiable at the Dutch Reformed Church Burial Ground at Hurley .

2. Jannetje Lambertse (Brink)

Jannetje’s husband Cornelis Teunissen Kool was born 1655 in Holland. His parents were Teunis B. Kool and Marretje Gerrets VanLookere.. Cornelius died 7 Sep 1736 in Hurley, Ulster, New York.

3. Cornelis Lambertsen BRINK (See his page)

4. Hendrick Lambertse (Brink)

Hendrick’s wife Geesje Jansen was born 1653 in Hurley, Ulster, New York. Her parents were Jan Lambertszen and Grietjen Jansen. Gessje died in 1707.

5. Lysbet Lambertse (Brink)

Lysbet’s husband Arien Gerretsen Nieuwkirk (Newkirk) was born 1663 in Midwout, New York.  His father was Gerretse, grandfather Cornelisse. Arien died in 1704.

In the 1663 Esopus War, Albert Gerretson was wounded and his house was burned. Barent Gerritsen was murdered snd Mattys Gerretsen is mentioned, among others.(These were evidently brothers of Arien.)

Arien was a Justice of the Peace and Judge of the Ulster County Probate Court before 1725

The area is now Midwood, Brooklyn, derived from the Dutch word, “Midwout” (middle woods), the name the settlers of New Netherland called the area of dense woodland midway between the towns of Boswyck (Bushwick) and Breuckelen (Brooklyn). Later, it became part of old Flatbush, situated between the towns of Gravesend and Flatlands.

6. Gerret Lambertse (Brink)

Gerret’s wife Antje Hoogland was born 1663 in Bedford, Long Island, New York. Her parents were Dirck Hooglandt and Anneken Bergen. Antje died 1703 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York.

7. Pieter Lambertse (Brink)

Pieter’s wife Geertruy Matthysen Teunissen (Newkirk) was born 18 Sep 1671 in Bergen, New Jersey. Her parents were Mattheus Cornelisse Van Nieuwkercke and Anna Lubi. Geertruy died 20 Feb 1759 in Minisink, Sussex, New Jersey.

Historically, the name Minisink, which dates to the mid 17th century, has applied to a much larger area than the current town, running as far north as Minisink Ford, twenty miles northwest of present day Minisink, south to the Delaware Water Gap, thirty miles southwest of present day Minisink, and from the Kittatinny Ridge to the east to the Poconos to the west.  The Minisink Patent, granted in 1704, was a somewhat smaller area, but still far larger than the present town, which was given its present boundaries in 1800. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the New York – New Jersey border was previously seven or eight miles north of its present location: Minisink, now in New York used to be in New Jersey.


This entry was posted in 12th Generation, Immigrant - Continent, Line - Shaw, Pioneer, Veteran and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Lambert Huybertsen (Brink)

  1. Pingback: Egbert Meynderse | Miner Descent

  2. Pingback: Cornelis Lambersen Brink | Miner Descent

  3. Pingback: Origins | Miner Descent

  4. Pingback: New England Pioneers | Miner Descent

  5. Pingback: Peer Jan Hendricks | Miner Descent

  6. Pingback: Esopus Wars | Miner Descent

  7. Pingback: Second Esopus War | Miner Descent

  8. Hello. I have been working on my family tree for quite a while and have run into a stumbling block, namely the ancestry of my third great-grandmother, Hettie Ann DuBoise. About 20 years ago I found among the papers of my second great-grandfather, George Homsher of Camden, OH, a family tree that went back to a family named DuBois in the 1400s. A commentary contained certain elements that I recall: The family was Huguenot and fled to Mannheim to avoid persecution. At some point the family was awarded a very large piece of land in what was in the 1800s Belgium and authorities were attempting to locate current heirs, which is how it all came to the attention of George Homsher. Also in his narrative was the story of Aquila and Thomas Chase, so I believe there is some connection. I noticed your comment about Louis DuBois of New Paltz, and wondered if any of the elements I mention above sound familiar to you, and if so, would you be kind enough to share your thoughts with me. Thanking you in advance, I am
    Libby Edwards
    New York, NY
    P.S. You can locate my family tree on – Public tree Edwards/Klopp/Morgan. While it appears to go back into the dawn of time (literally), I have not verified the lineages past the 1600s and have simply been following “hints” to verify at a later date, once I’ve exhausted all the hints. Some of it seems quite preposterous, i.e. that my 100+ great-grandfather is Perseus of Mycenea, born on Mt. Olympus!

  9. Pingback: Indian Kidnaps | Miner Descent

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s