Declaration of Tryntje Jonas that Hillegont Joris first declared that Jan, the pilot, and afterwards that Laurens Cornelissen was the father of the child

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Tryntje ]n Jonas, midwife of ] New Netherland, declares and testifies at the request of Laurens Cornelisz that she was called by Euyter's wife to attend Hillegont Joris, where being come, she, the midwife, found that Hillegont Joris had been delivered of a young daughter so that she, the midwife, had no occasion to assist her. She then asked Hillegont Joris who was the father of the child, to which she answered the deponent: "Jan, the pilot, is father of the child." But towards evening, being again asked, Hillegont Joris said: "Laurens Cornelisz is father of the child." All of which she, the deponent, declares to be true and truthful, offering to confirm the same on oath. Done the 7th of July A°. 1644, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Tryntjen Jonas
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.