Power of attorney from Janntje Claes, widow of Urbanus Luyersen, to her mother, Beatrix Hermans, to collect wages earned by her deceased husband on the ship De Princes

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jannetie Claes, widow of Urbanus Luyersz from Wageningen,[1] in his lifetime mason in New Netherland in the service of the honorable West India Company, who appoints and empowers, as she does hereby, her mother, Bejatres Hermans, residing at Amsterdam, on Boom street, to ask, demand and receive in her, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber of Amsterdam, the sum of two hundred and twenty-one guilders, one stiver and 5 1/3 pennies, earned from their honors by her aforesaid deceased husband on the board the ship De Princes, as appears by the accompanying account. On payment of the said sum by the honorable directors to the above named Bejatres Harmans or her order, she is authorized to execute therefor a formal receipt in full, which shall be valid, she, Jannetie Claesz, holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter aforesaid by her above mentioned mother. Thus done and signed in the record by the above named Jannetie Claes, with Jacob Kip and Gysbert Abramsz, as witnesses hereto invited, the 19th of September 1648, in New Amsterdam.

Yanse Claes
Gysbert Abramse
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven ]


A city 11 miles W. of Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands.
Her full name was Jannetje Claes Boones. Her deceased husband was a brother of Jacob Luyersen, the ancestor of the Kuykendall family


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.