Hendrick HENDRICKSE Van Gouts (1598 – 1639 ) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts was born about 1598 in Zeltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands. He married Kiis [__?__]. He was believed to be in the group that opened Fort Orange, but families didn’t begin arriving until late 1624. He was an accountant with the West India Company; worked in Brazil during 1630s Hendrick died about 1639 in Fort Orange (Now Albany), New Netherlands.
Kiis [__?__] was born about 1608 in the Netherlands.
Children of Hendrick and Kiis:
|1.||Margriet HENDRICKS||c. 1622 Holland||Mathijs Jansen Van KEULEN
Thomas “Clapboard” Chambers, the “lord of the Manor of Foxhall” at Kingston, NY.
|2.||Willem Hendrickse||c. 1620
Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts sponsored a baptism in 1637 for a Willem Hendricks, and a Margriet Hendricks was also a sponsor. From this and other evidence it is believed that Hendrick Hendrickse Van Gouts was the father of the Margriet Hendrickse that married Mathijs Van Keulen.
2. Willem Hendrickse
Willem is found listed on the July 1639 manifest of the West Indies Raven (Harbor manifest, Court of New Amsterdam) that travelled from Recife, Brazil to New Amsterdam, New York. Along with him is his future brother-in-law Mathijs Jansen Van KEULEN.