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A History of Discovery  

Westbrook

                 The Westbrooks in our Family

                                        by  

                                  Richard Lilley

 
Direct Descendants of Anthony Jansen Westbroek

 
1   Anthony Jansen Westbroek 1625 -
...   +Ursel Dircks 1620 -
2   Johannes Westbroek 1662 - 1725
......   +Magdalena Jans Decker
.. 3   Antoni Westbroek - 1755
........   +Aaltje Van Etten
..... 4   Johannes Westbroek 1707 - 1787
...........   +Magdalena Westbroek
....... 5   Anthony Westbrook 1738 -
.............   +Sarah Dekker 1739 -
......... 6   Alexander Westbrook 1766 -
...............   +Mary 1776 -
............ 7   [1] Deborah Westbrook 1808 - 1868
..................   +[2] Enoch Tompkins 1782 - 1846
.............. 8   Marion D. Tompkins 1835 - 1923
....................   +Benjamin Kite Wetherill 1832 - 1898
................. 9   Anna Isabel Wetherill 1865 - 1937
.......................   +Charles Christopher Mason 1859 - 1936
................... 10   Olive Isabelle Mason 1892 - 1972


It may be truly said that English-speaking Canada had no existence before the immigration of the Americans, which began in 1783. Immediately after the conquest of Canada small detachments of English soldiers, generally accompanied by their wives and children, were placed in charge of the outposts and forts about the frontier. As far back as the attack on the British posts by Pontiac, we have evidence that some thirty of such posts were held by English soldiers with their families. These men invariably received grants of land, as sparse beginnings of settlements were beginning to form around Fort Frontenac, at Niagara, and along the water-highway of the Ottawa.




Deborah Westbrook Tompkins b. 1808 in Canada West, Ontario
d. 1868 in Clear Lake, Iowa

Enoch Tompkins married Deborah Westbrook who was born in New York in 1808 and died in Clear Lake Iowa in 1868. Enoch and Deborah had six children and our great-grandmother, Marion, being the 4th child.
 
  That is one theory, the other is that Deborah lived Canada West when she met Enoch and they were married.

  Enoch along with his brother Caleb and Caleb’s wife Sarah moved to Norwich Ontario in what they called Canada West in about 1830. Enoch was a Currier and tanner working with hides and leather. He had a accident while clearing land and removing a stump in which he lost his leg. My mother used to tell me the ghost story of Enoch and how he lost his leg while sleeping in a cabin one night and something kept calling his name. He setup on the edge of his bed and something came out from under the bed and grabbed his leg and mangled it. This story had been passed down through the family for a hundred years until I got an e-mail from a relative in Norwich that knew how he really lost his leg.

Enoch, Caleb, Sarah, Caleb’s wife and Sears Mott with wife Marium Tompkins are all buried in the Norwich Cemetery in Ontario.

  After Enoch pasted away in Dec. 1846   Deborah married John Adams Jan. 12 1848 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, married by Solomon Snider’ Witnesses were Henry Force and Charles Tayor of East Oxford

This is a Twp just north and east a little from Norwich. It is still in Oxford County.   There is a John Adams, age 52 labourer, listed living with a wife Deborah 42 and 4 children: Marion age 18, Maria age 11, Justus W.T. age 6 and Eliza J age 2.  
Deborah had one son by John Adams named Eliza J.

Deborah and her family moved to Iowa Falls, Iowa in abt.1856 and after her son Winslow was discharged from the civil war they lived in Clear Lake Iowa.   We do not know what ever happened to John Adams.




  Facts on Deborah Westbrook Tompkins
Father: Alexander Westbrook b: 3 JAN 1766 in Machackemack, Orange, New York or Sussex Co., New Jersey c: 28 MAY 1766 in Dutch Reformed Church, Machackemeck, Orange, New York
Mother: Mary b: ABT 1776 in New York

Marriage 1 Enoch Tompkins b: 4 OCT 1782 in Washington, Dutchess, New York
Children
Ann Tompkins
Clayton Tompkins b: 1833 in Canada
Marion D. Tompkins b: 18 FEB 1835 in Canada West (Ontario)
Winslow Cassidy Tompkins b: 31 JAN 1836 in Lockport, Niagara, New York
Justus T. W. Tompkins b: 3 MAY 1845
Caleb Tompkins b: 1846





Alexander Westbrook b: 3 JAN 1766 in Machackemack, Orange, New York or Sussex Co., New Jersey c: 28 MAY 1766 in Dutch Reformed Church, Machackemeck, Orange, New York
  Mary


HISTORY OF THE WESTBROOKS by Robert Daniel McBride 1922
The first Westbrook of which we have record had three sons,-. (1)John, (2)Alexander and (3)Andrew.
...
(2) Alexander is thought to have been born near Branford Canada in 1774, although he may have been born in the state of N.Y. (Note: now known to have been born in NY or NJ in 1766) He lived to be 104 years old. While he and his brother John were out trying to catch a horse they were captured by a band of Mohawk Indians. Shortly after this John was released but Alexander was held for several years, and his treatment by them was for the most part rough and unkind. He would have fared much worse however, if it had not been for an old Indian woman who took a special Interest in him. This kindness he did not forget, and in later years he annually went to see her to show his appreciation for as long as she lived. In 1797 he married Mary - who was of Danish descent. Her ancestors were supposed to have moved from Denmark to Ireland where they owned a large estate; and later immigrated to Canada. Their children were:
(4)Antone, (5) Joel, (6) Jesse, (7) Sally, (8) Deby, (9)Nancy and (10)Lucy.


Eighteenth Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, 1929, page 77, Land Book A. 28th June, 1794
Alexander and Sarah Westbrook. Petitioners are the son and widow of a loyalist who served during the war in the Indian Department under Captain Brant. Prays for four hundred acres of land in the Township of Ancaster. Ordered that the same be granted.

1851 census Oakland, Brant, Canada West (Ontario) Misindexed as Westrick
Alex Wesbrook NY Gentleman B 87
Mary None NY B 73
Mary Spinster Can B 27
Caleb Tompkins Can B 7 (Deborah's child)

Not found in Ontario deaths 1869-1934


Father: Anthony Westbrook b: 2 SEP 1738 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Mother: Sarah Decker b: 29 MAY 1739 in Machachemeck, Deerpark, Orange Co., New York

Marriage 1 Mary b: ABT 1776 in New York
Married: ABT 1796 in <Brantford, Brant, Ontario>
Children
Antone Westbrook b: in Canada West (Ontario)
Joel Westbrook b: 14 FEB 1798 in Caradoc, Middlesex, Ontario
Jesse Westbrook b: in Canada West (Ontario)
Sarah Westbrook b: BET 1804 AND 1806 in Brantford, Brant, Canada West (Ontario)
Deborah Westbrook b: 1808 in Canada West (Ontario)
Nancy Westbrook b: 1810 in Canada West (Ontario)
Lucy Westbrook b: in Canada West (Ontario)
Susannah Westbrook b: 1817 in Canada West (Ontario)




Anthony Westbrook   b.September 02, 1738   Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Sarah Dekker   b. May 29, 1739   in Machackemack, Deer Park, Orange, New York

Anthony fought under Brandt in 1777, was captured and held prisoner for 21 months.
Anthony Westbrook was a member of Joseph Brants war party July 29, 1779. (Public Papers cf George Clinton, Vol. V, 1901, p. 163.) He appears with his family as a Loyalist on the Return of Persons at Niagara, 1793. (Haldimand Papers, Vol. 105, P. 395a, in the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.)


Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (c. 1743 –  24 November 1807) was a Mohawk leader and British military officer during the American Revolution. Brant was perhaps the most well-known North American Indian of his generation. He met many of the most significant people of the age, including George Washington and King George III. The American folk image emphasized the wartime atrocities his forces committed against settlers in the Mohawk Valley; in Canada, he was remembered for his efforts to regain land for the Mohawk people.

Starting at about age 15, Brant took part in a number of French and Indian War expeditions, including James Abercrombie’s 1758 invasion of Canada via Lake George, William Johnson's 1759 Battle of Fort Niagara, and Jeffery Amherst's 1760 siege of Montreal via the St. Lawrence River. He was one of 182 Indians who received a silver medal from the British for his service.


On November 11, 1775, Guy Johnson took Brant along with him when he traveled to London. Brant hoped to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances. The British government promised the Iroquois people land in Canada if Brant and the Iroquois nations would fight on the British side in what was shaping up as open rebellion by the American colonists.

In 1778, during Brandt's raid, a year before the attack on Machackemeck (now Port Jervis) and the lower valley, a warning had come that Fort DeWitt had been attacked. Everyone hurried to Fort Depuy, a large stone building with a cellar and attic that had been erected earlier, at the time of the French and Indian War, by Moses DePUY. Situated on a knoll, the people could see the Indians maneuvering and sneaking around below, and the officer in charge had the women don uniforms and march around the parade grounds, and the Red Men gave up the plans to attack.


In 1783, Brant consulted with Haldimand on Indian land issues. At Brant's urging, British General Sir Frederick Haldimand made a grant of land for a Mohawk reserve on the Grand River in Ontario in October, 1784. In the fall of 1784, at a meeting at Buffalo Creek, the clan matrons decided that the Six Nations should divide, with half going to the Haldimand grant and the other half staying in New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Brant

Solomon J. WESTBROOK was interviewed by Solomon VanETTEN in 1889. He related the following:
"I am 82. I was born Sept. 1, 1807 in New Jersey three miles below the brick house on the farm now owned by Jacob WESTBROOK. My mother's name was Jane DECKER, daughter of Major (Johannes) DECKER (1735-1817), a major all through the Revolutionary War. My grandfather was John I. WESTBROOK (m. Hester SHIMER).
"The Black Rock Schoolhouse stood over the brook at the time they made the raid here and Uncle Ben DECKER (m. 1788 Rachel CORTRECHT) and Dan DECKER (m. Catherine ROSECRANS) went to school there.
"When Brant came through, there was a VanAUKEN taught there and he could not get away. He was lame. He told the children to go out and get away, but they could not. They took many of the boys prisoners and a part of them went down to where your grandfather (Anthony VanETTEN) lived. The old stone house was there and some went into the house and some stayed outside and got playing around the house. There was a lot of old women in the house. They sat on the bench of slabs and told the boys to crawl under their dresses under the bench and in that way saved them. Brant and the rest of the Indians came along and they told them that the rest of the Indians had taken all the boys with them. Yes, the children had to stand outside and see their teacher killed. That is when he marked the girls' aprons.
"When the children were at the schoolhouse, Uncle Ben was a young man and he went and got his books and slate and ran as far as the mill (Solomon Davis's mill) and an Indian came after him....
"Grandfather (Johannes DECKER, Jr.) had been down to Jerry VanAUKEN's to a funeral. It was right in the harvest and they had all the people out of the forts and BRANT came down the road to where a man by the name of WESTBROOK lived. This is where they crossed the river. Major DECKER lived on the place now occupied by Henry G. CUDDEBACK. ...BRANT came in the night. ...there was a thick bunch of pines and there he went in with his Indians and laid there for two days. ...A son of this WESTBROOK had his family there and all his goods. He turned out to be a Tory and went and got BRANT to come down through the valley. After they saw Grandfather go off, WESTBROOK went to the barn and began to peek around the corner. Grandmother (Magdalena WESTBROOK DECKER 1716) and a colored woman were out laying clothes on the grass...saw him...had no idea that he was a Tory. ...He went and got an armful of wood and laid it on the floor...and said 'I am going to set the house on fire.' ...Grandfather had bought his farm from the Indians. ...BRANT stood in the yard. She went right up to him and spoke to him. Just then an Indian came out with my mother on his arm and he told the Indian to give up the child to my grandmother and he did. Grandmother asked BRANT if he would allow her to go into the house and take any goods. He said 'Yes.' ...BRANT told an Indian to go over and take the goods wherever she wanted them. ...She went back and got another load and BRANT sent another Indian to help her. Grandfather was down to the funeral and when he went to look after his horse, he saw smoke and knew it was his buildings. He started and when he got to VanVLIET's there he met BRANT with his raid and his house was going so fast that he rode right trough them. One Indian shot him through his hip. When he got to the top of the hill, there was a chestnut tree cut down and his horse run right into that and got fast. He went on and hid in a seam in the rocks."


Peter Westbrook, Cainsville P.O., is a son of Major John Westbrook, who was born in Pennsylvania prior to the revolutionary War. When but seven years old, he, with his elder brother Alexander, while out cow-hunting, were captured by the Mohawk Indians and carried off into Canada. After quite a long stay with the Mohawks, learning their language and many traits common to that tribe, they were traded to the united States Government for provisions, and being returned to their parents, persuaded them to come to Canada. Their Grandfather, Anthony, soon agreed to join them in a return trip to Canada, where his sons had no doubt formed favourable opinions of the Mohawks, as John purchased of Captain Brant a large tract of land. Alexander, the one son settled in Oakland, but Anthony and his other son settled on Fairchild's Creek, where he died. John was a stout, hearty man able to withstand all the hardships he might have to encounter, in early days attending mill at Niagara, and passed through all the principal battles in the War of 1812. through his whole life he was closely associated with Capt. Brant they being warm friends. He married Elizabeth Gage, of Hamilton. She died aged 81 years, and he 76. They had a family of sixteen children

On April 28, 1786 he submitted as Anthony Westbrook, late of Orange County, N. Y. in the dissident colonies, but now of Niagara in the Province of Quebec, a claim for relief due to the loss of his property at the time of his escape to the British Army in the year 1778, and sold by the Commissioners of the State of New York. The claim was received too late, and is on file "A. O. 13/80," (Audit Office Paper), in the Public aecord Office, Chancery Lane, London, England.)

Dec 1783 Province: Ontario Place: Niagara District
Source: Norman K. Crowder, Early Ontario Settlers, A Source Book, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1993.
Return of Persons under the Description of Loyalsists, Specifying the Number, Ages and Sexes of each family in the Indian Department at Niagara 1 December 1783.
Index# Name Age
A779 Anthony Wesbrook 47 7 family members, the rest "in the colonies."
A780 Alexander 16
A781 Sarah 45
A782 John 13
A783 Andrew 10
A784 Hagiah 8
A785 Elizabeth 14

1786 Niagara Grand River Landing
Loyalist(s) Vicutaling at the Grand River Landing and the Head of Chipaway Creek 14th November 1786
J544 Anthony Westbrook 1 Man 1 Woman 2 boys 2 girls
Source: Norman K. Crowder, Early Ontario Settlers, A Source Book, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1993.

He was a Land Applicant in Upper Canada certified as follows:
Anthony Westbrook served as a Volunteer with Captain Brant during the last war and was taken prisoner at Canada Creek 30 Oct. 1781, was confined in jail and cruelly used by the Americans. He brought a wife and five children into the Province in 1786» His wife is since dead; the children are able to support themselves. (Signed): Robert Kerr, J. P., Oct, 10, 1796. (Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Records of the Heir and Devises Gonanission, Upper Canada. R. G, 1, L. 5, Volume 76.)

BRANT COUNTY, ONTARIO BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
Bottom Page 361-362 - The earliest settled district of this township was among the oak openings on the banks of the brook known from the name of the first settler along its margin, as "Fairchild's Creek." There the land reclaimed from the primeval forest repaid the labours of its first cultivators by a return of forty bushels of grain to the acre. The fame of its fertility became known, and a sprinkling of settlers soon gathered on either side of the creek and to the eastern bank of the grand river. Among these pioneers of Brantford Township were John Oles, Senr., and Isaac Whiting; also Major Westbrook. The latter was the son of one of the veterans of the War of the Revolution, Mr. Anthony Westbrook, the representative of an old English family of high Tory and Cavalier principles, who settled for two generations in New York State, but refused to acknowledge the new order of things, or change the Union Jack for the Star and Stripes. He cast his lot with the other Loyalists who gave up a settled home in a prosperous country to seek a precarious sustenance in the unsettled wilds of the Canadian forest. Such men were no ordinary immigrants. Under the stroke of their stalwart arms the forests disappeared, the land gave forth its increase, the wild beast and the painted savage receded, English-speaking Canada, With all its wealth of cultivated soil and settled country, came into being. Among the earliest of these settlers, as has been said, was Mr. John Oles the elder, who came to Brantford Township in 1806, and found himself on a wilderness, without a track through its forest except the trail known to Indian hunters, and no white neighbours nearer than the few dwellers in the log shanties around the mill at Brantford. In 1810 there were but three families settled in the region between Brantford and Ancaster, to the eastern side of the Grand River. Where the undulating ground beside Fairchild's Creek indicates the alluvial deposits of some mightier water-course in prehistoric ages, several settlers took up land which amply repaid their labours; and in twenty-five years from its earliest settlement , the entire township had become a well cultivated and thriving settlement.


Father: Johannes Westbroek b: BEF 24 FEB 1716/17 in Nytsfield, New York
Mother: Magdalena Westbroek b: BEF 29 JAN 1715/16 in Hurley, Ulster, New York

Marriage 1 Susanna Kittle b: BEF 4 JUN 1738
Married: 5 AUG 1757 in Orange co. NY
Children
Maria Westbrook b: 1759 in Deerpark, Orange, NY

Marriage 2 Sarah Decker b: 29 MAY 1739 in Machachemeck, Deerpark, Orange Co., New York
Married: BEF 1764 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Children
Alexander Westbrook b: 3 JAN 1766 in Machackemack, Orange, New York or Sussex Co., New Jersey c: 28 MAY 1766 in Dutch Reformed Church, Machackemeck, Orange, New York
Elizabeth Westbrook b: 16 OCT 1768 in Machackemack, Orange, New york or nearby c: 12 MAY 1769 in Minisink Church Machackamack (now Port Jervis) New York
John Westbrook b: 6 NOV 1770 in Minisink, New York
Andrew Westbrook b: 17 JUN 1773 in In or near Minisink, Orange, New York
Haggai Westbrook b: 20 OCT 1775 in Machackemack, Orange, New York or nearby New jersey







Johannes Westbroek   b. 1707 in Nytsfield, New York  
d. July 16, 1787 in Deer Park, Orange, NY
Magdalena Westbroek   b. in Hurley, Ulster, New York

For some years he kept a small store for Indian trade and a tavern. He was captain of a company of militia. He lived to be 80. History of Deerpark, 1890, pp 70, 86.

He lived in Peenpack, Orange Co. NY.

Married his first cousin Magdalena on March 31, 1738.

A home called the Westbrook Fort, reputed to be his, existed until very recently along the Old Mine Road along the Delaware in Sussex Co., NJ near Montague. The area is now public land. The house was mistakenly demolished. This may be the location for all or most of the births of his children. Baptisms took place in nearby Machackamack (spelled variously), now called Port Jervis NY, as a result, New York is given as the birthplace of many of the children.


Father: Antoni Westbroek b: BEF 17 APR 1691 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Mother: Aaltje Van Etten b: BEF 11 NOV 1694 in Hurley, Ulster, New York

Marriage 1 Magdalena Westbroek b: BEF 29 JAN 1715/16 in Hurley, Ulster, New York
Married: 31 MAR 1738 in Machackemeck Reformed Dutch Church, Orange Co., New York
Children
Anthony Westbrook b: 2 SEP 1738 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Johannes Westbrook b: BEF 19 SEP 1740 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Antje Westbrook b: BEF 23 DEC 1744 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Johannes J. Westbrook b: BEF 16 NOV 1746 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Alida Westbrook b: BEF 21 JUN 1747 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Samuel Westbrook b: BEF 12 MAR 1748/49 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Elizabeth Westbrook b: BEF 24 MAR 1750/51 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Sara Westbrook b: BEF 17 JUN 1753 in Minisink Region, New York or New Jersey
Joel Westbrook b: 27 NOV 1755 in Monatague, Sussex, New Jersey
Gideon Westbrook b: 20 SEP 1759 in Peenpack, New York

1756 A Pert Amboy story of 19 August 1756, reported "from the northern frontier that Abraham VanAUKEN, Esq., who lived on the present Port Jervis Country Club property, was shot and wounded by an Indian while driving his team with a load of grain. Riding on the load was Van AUKEN's daughter. The father yelled for her to run for her life and as she fell off the wagon the Indian caught up and was attacking her when the old man rushed at him with a pitchfork and drove him away. Three men --- Geradrus SWARTWOUT, Samuel FINCH and Peter WESTPHALN, were found murdered, stripped and scalped.
Then Major SWARTWOUT was Slain. On 29 March 1757, the WESTFALL barn had been burned with 24 cows, 9 horses and 400 bushels of grain." On 2 May, Jacob VanCAMP and Peter BRINK were slain. On 9 November John DOTY and Otho MAHURIN were killed. The next day, Gideon WESTBROOK was killed near Brink Fort. The following day, John PRESSER. On 15 May 1758, Nicholas COLE's four children and three Germans were slain by the Indians. Cornelius WESTBROOK and Abraham WESTBROOK were killed 8 June 1758. On 12 June, Bastian CORTRIGHT and Mary KIRKENDALL; and on 13 June, eight men at Urian WESTFALL's. These were but a few of the deaths reported during the Indian Wars of 1755-1763.



Antoni Westbroek   born in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Died in Millersville, Ulster, NY
Aaltje Van Etten b. in Hurley, Ulster, NY

Anthony Westbrook was a Judge and an elder in the Dutch Church and a large landowner. Aeltje was received into the Minisink Church 20 Dec. 1745. They resided in Ulster Co. until about 1730 then removed to the present town of Montague, Sussex Co., NJ. They had descendants living in Port Jervis. Reference: Minisink church records page 282; American Compendium Vol. 6 page 164. Hoe's page 43 and
Monnette's First Settlers on The Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge Co. NJ Volume 6 page 1235.

More About Antoni Westbrook:
Baptism: 17 Apr 1692, Witness-Jacob Rutsen and Marietje Ten Broek
Father: Johannes Westbrook
Mother: Magdalena Janse Decker

The will of Anthony Westbrook was proved Feb 24, 1759, recorded in Book G of Wills, page 34.


Father: Johannes Westbroek b: BEF 3 OCT 1666 in Albany, New York
Mother: Magdalena Jans Decker b: BEF 3 OCT 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York

Marriage 1 Aaltje Van Etten b: BEF 11 NOV 1694 in Hurley, Ulster, New York
Married: 30 APR 1714 in Kingston Dutch Reformed Church
Children
Johannes Westbroek b: BEF 24 FEB 1716/17 in Nytsfield, New York
Janetjen Westbrook b: BEF 10 JAN 1719/20
Jacob Westbrook b: BEF 1 JUL 1722
Lena Westbrook b: BEF 15 OCT 1727
Marya Westbrook b: BEF 28 JUN 1730 in New Paltz, Ulster Cty., NY
Gideon Westbrook b: BEF 4 JUL 1733
Salomon Westbrook b: BEF 19 MAY 1736
Antonie Westbrook b: BEF 19 MAY 1736


Johannes Westbroek b. October 03, 1662 in Albany, NY
d. in Ulster Co., NY
Magdalena Jans Decker b. in Kingston, Ulster, New York

(Anjou: Probate Records of Ulster County, N. Y. vol. 2, p.
112-13). Kg. Mar. # 87 )

They resided at first in Kingston, but later removed to the Town
of Wawarsing in the southwestern part of Ulster County and lived
at Knightsfield (this may have been a name given by Johannes
Westbroek to his estate). Dates of death and places of burial
have not been found. Jan Broerse Decker emigrated from Schleswig-
Holstein, b. about 1630, died between 1710-1712 in Ulster County;
settled at Esopus by 1658, and was a prominent man there (Decker
ms. by Richard J. Schermerhorn, Jr. in N.Y. Geneal. & Biog.
Library).

The will of Johannes was admitted to probate April 10, 1727 (see Anjou II, pg. 3 and 113) and is recorded in liber 10 of wills,page 422. Johannes' marriage banns were called May 12, 1687 (Hoes 84). He served as trustee of Kingston in 16?4. He was one of the six white founders of the Minisink Village. Other resources : Westbrook Genealogy and Decker Family Genealogy.


Father: Anthony Jansen Westbroek b: ABT 1612 in Westbroek, Holland
Mother: Ursel Dircks b: 1620 in Hamburg, Germany

Marriage 1 Magdalena Jans Decker b: BEF 3 OCT 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Married: AFT 12 MAY 1687 in Kingston Dutch Reformed Church
Children
Orseltje Westbroek b: BEF 6 NOV 1687 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Heyltje Westbroek b: BEF 25 MAY 1690 in Kingston
Antoni Westbroek b: BEF 17 APR 1691 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Sarah Westbroek b: BEF 10 JUN 1694 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Johannes Westbroek b: 19 JUL 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Johannes Westbroek b: BEF 9 JAN 1697/98 in Hurley, Ulster, New York
Antjen Westbroek b: BEF 28 JUL 1700 in Rochester, Ulster, New York
Cornelius Westbroek b: BEF 14 MAR 1702/03 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Dirk Westbroek b: BEF 15 DEC 1706 in Minisink, Ulster, New York



Anthony Jansen Westbroek   b. 1625 in Westbroek, Holland
d. in Kingston, Ulster, New York
Ursel Dircks b. 1620 in Hamburg, Germany

Anthony Jansen Westbroek had a tavern in Albany, N.Y.

He is the first to use the name Westbrook/Westbroek. He used the name of his birthplace when family names were required after England took over New Amsterdam. He resided in Flatbush where he had a tavern. He was a court messenger from 1860 to 1662. His wife Orseltie (Ursel, Ursula) was an immigrant from Holstein, with two chidlren, on the ship "De Moesman" (the market garden) which arrived 1 May 1658. Her children were aged 2 years and the other 10 months. She had been married twice, once to Jan Hendricksen, and then to Teunis Jacobs, who apparently died in Holland prior to her leaving. She married Anthony in 1658/59. Her two children by prior marriage apparently died 1662 and 1664. She had 3 children with Anthony, Johnnes, Dirck, and Anna.


Father: Jan Teunisen b: 1600 in Westbroek, Holland
Mother: Eijghje Cornelise Bos b: 1596

Marriage 1 Ursel Dircks b: 1620 in Hamburg, Germany
Married: ABT 1658 in Albany
Children
Anna Westbroek
Dirck Westbroek b: 1660
Johannes Westbroek b: BEF 3 OCT 1666 in Albany, New York

 

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