Appointment of Andries de Vos and Arent Andriessen as curators of the estate of the late Cornelia Vedos

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Baefjen Pietersen, plaintiff, against Jan Janssen Cuyper, defendant
Default. The defendant failing to appear, default is taken against him.

Foppe Barentsen, plaintiff, against Comelis Vos, defendant.
2d default. The defendant defaults for the second time.

Foppe Barensen, plaintiff, against Willem Brouwer, defendant.
The court orders the parties respectively to submit their documents in order that after examination of them judgment may be given.
The honorable magistrates, plaintiffs, against Henderick de Backer, defendant.
The defendant is condemned to pay the court messenger the balance of ƒ3:12, with costs.

Anderies Herbertsen, magistrate, complains that Henderick de Backer, said that he was the cause of the judgment against him.
Henderick de Backer, requests time until he has spoken with Jan Verbeeck.
The court has promised Jacob Adriaensen the sum of /100:- and a lot at the hill, south of Pieter de Vlamingh, in lieu of his surveyed lot.

Appeared before the court Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel, orphan masters of the court, who declared that seeing the bad management of Chrstoffel Davids in administering the estate left undivided between himself and his children, the heirs of Cornelia de Vos, his deceased wife, they had thought fit for the preservation of the said property and the protection of the children to nominate and propose the persons of Andries de Vos, the father of the said Cornelia de Vos, and Arent Anderiessen, uncle on his wife’s part of the said children,[1] as curators thereof, as far as the rights of the minor children are concerned; who, appearing before the court, have voluntarily agreed and promised upon oath to acquit themselves therein to the best of their knowledge and to the best advantage of the estate and the children. Wherefore the court has granted them authority as lawful curators of the said estate and guardians of the aforesaid children, with power to do therein and in all that is connected therewith as they jointly shall see fit for the benefit of the aforesaid estate and children, binding themselves to render an accounting whenever time or necessity shall demand it. Done in court at Fort Orange, the 27th of February Anno 1657.


Arent Andriessen’s wife, Catalijntje de Vos, was a sister of Cornelia de Vos.


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.