Declaration of Hugh Duxdall and Michael Chatterton that Jan Haes called Nicolaes Tenner a rogue

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Juw Doutel, aged [blank] years, and Michiel Schaterton, aged 37 years, who ] jointly, at the request of Nicolaes Tenner,[1] declare, attest and testify, as they do hereby, in place and with offer of an oath if need be, that it is true that yesterday, being the 22nd of May 1642, Jan Haes berated Nicolaes Tenner as a rogue and a villain, without his having given him, Haes, any provocation thereto, only, as they were sitting and frolicking together, Jan Haes, among other words, said: “You are a rogue and a double rogue.” All of which the deponents declare to be true and that this is done by them to bear testimony to the truth. Done the 23rd of May anno 1642, in New Netherland.

Hugh Duxdall
Michaell Chattarton
Cornelis van Tienhoven
He was apparently the same person as Nicolas Tenier, from Bergen op Zoom, who sailed from Holland as supercargo in the ship Prins Willem, in 1647. See letter from the Directors to Stuyvesant, dated Dec. 19, 1656, inquiring about his whereabouts and the state of his accounts. Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N. Y., 14:375.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.