Appointment of Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel to be orphan masters

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The 7th of February there appeared by order of the court Jan Verbeecke and Evert Wendels, chosen curators of the estate of the surviving children of Jacob Luyersen, deceased, who accepted the said office and promised to acquit themselves of their duties to the best of their knowledge and ability.
The court, having considered the need of orphan masters in this place and experienced the faithfulness of Jan Verbeecke and Evert Wendels, have for the service and best interest of the country appointed them orphan masters, to take charge of all estates which otherwise ] would remain uncared for through the death of the husband or wife. Actum in Fort Orange, the 7th of February 1657.

La Montagne
Rutger Jacobsen
Anderies Herbertsen
Jacob Schermerhorn
Philip Pietersen


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New Netherland Documents Series: Vol. 16, part 2, Fort Orange Court Minutes, 1652-1660 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press: 1990).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.