Pieter Winne1,2

M, b. before 14 April 1609, d. before 7 March 1693
FatherFranciscus Winne
MotherAnna (?)
     Pieter was born before 14 April 1609 in Ghent, Flanders, Netherlands. On 14 April 1609, he was christened in Ghent, Flanders, Netherlands, at St. Baaf's Cathedral. Pieter married Aechie Jans van Schaick circa 1640 in Ghent, Flanders, Netherlands.
. "Pieter was also known as Pieter de Vlamingh (the Fleming). He arrived at Fort Orange in 1652, when he began paying rent of f275 and tithes for use of a farm near Bethlehem. Included with the farm were three mares, one yearling mare, one stallion, one gelding, four cows, and one young      bull. On 10 April 1655, the farm was taken over by Eldert Cruyff (or Gerbertsz). In 1652, he was reimbursed by the Dutch Reformed Church for a cot he made for a sick person. On 11 May 1655 he requested lot #5,     toward the hill. From 17 October 1672 to 7 October 1684, he served as magistrate. He purchased a saw mill on the Bethlehem Kil from Stephan Van Cortlandt in 1673. In July 1675, he bought of Volkert Janse Douw one half of Constapel's Island. The island lied over against de Paerde hoeck (Horse Point). The other half of the island was owned by Teunis      itsbergen and leased by Marten Cornelissen Van Buren. It included half a house, barn, and rick. The island was to be paid for in three     installments, ending in 1677. The down payment was six beaver skins, and the three installments were 21 beaver skins each. Also in 1677, he bought of Nicholas Van Rensselaer a saw mill in Bethlehem, which formerly had been the property of Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff. He must have been quite involved in the church, as on 28 September 1676 he served on an "extraordinary court" convened by the governor and council of New York to resolve a dispute between Rev. Nicolaas Van Rensselaer and      Dominie Gideon Schaets concerning some allegedly heretical declarations concerning doctrines made by Van Rensselaer in a sermon he preached on 13 August 1676. The decision of the court was "that Parties, shall both forgive and forget as it become Preachers of the Reformed Religion to do; also that all previous variances, church differences & provocations shall be consumed in the fire of Love; a perpetual silence and forbearance being imposed on each respectively; to live together as Brothers for an example to the worthy Congregation, for edification to he Reformed Religion, and further for the removal and banishment of all scandals." On 21 June 1681, Harmon Jansen Lyndyarer gave him a deed to a house and lot in Albany. On 27 June of that year, he sold half his interest in the saw mill. On 6 July 1684, he made a will in which he stated that he was born in Gent in Flanderen. This will replaced one he had made on 1 June 1677. His final will was dated 31 December 1688. He died sometime after 4 May 1690, when he witnessed the baptism of his grandson by his son Frans, and before 7 May 1693, when his second wife Tanneke Adams married Martes Cornelisz Van Buren."3 Pieter's wife, Aechie, died circa 1642 in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, West Indiea, leaving him a widower. Pieter married Tannetje Adams circa 1652 in Leeuwaerden, Vrieslandt, Netherlands. In 1677, he bought of Volkert Janse Douw, one half of Constapel's island, In the same year he bought of Nicolaas Van Renselaer, a saw-mill in Bethlehem, late the property of Eldert Gerbertse Cruyft. Pietre & his wife, Tannatje made a joint will 1 June 1677 at Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. Pieter made his will on 6 July 1684 at Albany, Albany County, New York.

In the name of God, Amen. By the contents of this present public instrument know all men that in the year after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one thousand six hundred and eighty-four, on the 6th of July, about midday, and in the thirty-sixth year of his majesty's reign Charles the second, before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., and before the hereinafter named witnesses, came and appeared the Honorable Pieter Winne, magistrate, born in the city of Gent in d Landeren, at present sick in body but of sound memory and understanding as is clearly apparent, who, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof, therefore wishing to dispose of his temporal effects to be left behind while he yet by God's grace is able, and doing so of his own free will and motion, without the inducement or misleading of anyone, he now ordains and determines that his last will and testament in form and manner following:
First and foremost commending his immortal soul (whenever it shall be separated from his body) to the gracious and merciful hands of his Creator and Savior and his body to a Christian burial, likewise canceling and revoking and annulling thereby all and every such testamentary disposition and bequest as he before the date hereof may have made and executed, especially that will by himself and wife made under date of the first of June 1677, written by Mr. Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public, holding the same null and of no effect and now making a new disposition, this testator declares that he has nominated and instituted, as he does nominate and institute hereby, his worthy and beloved wife Tannetje Adams as his sole and universal heir of all his lands, property real and personal, claims, credits, money, gold, silver coined and uncoined, jewels, clothing, linen, woolens, household furniture, etc., nothing excepted, so long as she remains in her widowed state, without her being called upon or annoyed by any one of the children, or anyone for them, for an inventory or anything appertaining to the estate and after her death shall his estate be equally divided among the children whom they have begotten together, share and share alike. But if his wife enters the marriage state again, then she shall be holden to divide and apportion the whole estate; that is to say, a just half thereof as it then may be found to the behoof of the children whom he has begotten by his present wife aforenamed, namely Adam Winne, Livinus, Frans, Allette, wife of Casper Leendertse Tenyn, Killiaen, Tomas, Lyntje, Marte, Jacobus, Eva, Daniel, and Rachel Winne; and the other half to the behoof of his wife, and this reservation that she remain holden to the minor children to bring up in the fear of the Lord, and cause them to learn reading and writing and a trade or handicraft wherewith in due time they may, by God's favor, and with honor obtain their subsistance, the legitimate portion of said minor children remaining so long in the hands of their mother aforesaid and the rents and profits thereof being by her received until they arrive at maturity and enter into matrimony, she giving good security that the portions of the minor children be not lessened; and to the other children who may be already married and have arrived at their majority to pay over their portion pro rata, as their shares in the estate may be, share and share alike, no more to the eldest than to the youngest; she being holden to deliver an inventory of the whole estate and confirm the same, if necessary, by oath. The testator wills and ordains hereby that after his death his oldest son Pieter Pieterse Winne, dwelling in the Sopus, shall out of the common estate receive once for all the sum of ten beavers in place of his legitimate portion and entire inheritance, wherewith he shall be content, without any more, not willing that he or anyone for him shall make the least claim any more upon the testator's estate, directly or indirectly.
The testator further desires that if it please God the Lord both he and his wife to remove, both being now sick, the whole estate shall be kept together, without any division or partition, until the youngest child shall attain her majority or enter the marriage state, and then be divided among the aforesaid twelve children, share and share alike, the portion of that child or children who die in their nonage to go to the survivors.
The testator excludes herein the honored orphan masters (saving all honor and respect) and in their place requests and constitutes, as he hereby does Mr. Marte Gerritse and Mr. Cornelis van Dyck (who have accepted the same) to see the contents of this his last will and testament promptly and uprightly carried out in all its parts and provisions. All which he, the testator, declares to be his last will and testament, desiring the same after his death to have full force and effect whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as the same may be last maintained, notwithstanding that some formalities demanded by law or custom may not have been fully observed herein; desiring the utmost benefit hereof to be received, and one or more copies hereof to be made and executed as occassion may require. This done and executed at Bethlehem, lying in the county of Albany on Hudson's river, two miles to the south of the city of Albany, at the house of the testator, which [will] he has signed and sealed in the presence of Mr. Marte Gerritse and Mr. Cornelis van Dyck, magistrates called as witnesses hereto, the year, month and day aforenamed.
Dated July 6, 1684. Witnesses: Marten Gerritse and Cornelis van Dyck.4
[Printed in Early Records of Albany, Volume 4: pages 127-29]

Pieter made his will on 31 December 1688 at Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. In this final will, Pieter gave his estate to his youngest son Daniel, provided he pay equal shares to his siblings over a six year period after the death of his wife, Tannetje. Pieter departed this life before 7 March 1693 in Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. Bethlehem is two miles south of the city of Albany. Letters of administration were issued to Livinus Winne I Caspar Leendertse Conyn, 22 February 1695/6. They mention their children Pietre Pieterse, Adam, Livinus, Frans, Alette, wife of Caspar Leendertse Conyn, Kiliaan, Thomas, Lyntie, Marten, Jacobus, Eva, Daniel & Rachel. In 1697 his estate was valued at 860 pieces of 8.5,6

Family 1

Aechie Jans van Schaick b. 1619, d. c 1642

Family 2

Tannetje Adams b. c 1634, d. c 1695


  1. [S168] J. Munsell, Collections on the History of Albany From Its Discovery to the Present, Volume IV: page 184 - list of his children,
    page201 - Diagrams of Lots in Beverwyk: Pieter had a lot between James Street & Broadway 1719-1727;
    page 215 - 1672-1675 Pieter Winne; John Gilber, son-in-law Arent vanden Bergh - west side of North Pearl Street between Maiden Lane and State Street;
    page 494 - Albany County Records: speaks of a piece of land lying between Pieter Winne and Jan [de la] Wardt [may be family Eva m. into [klm].]
  2. [S1534] Curacoa Island: The original inhabitants of Curaçao were Arawak peoples. The first Europeans to see the island were members of a Spanish expedition under the leadership of Alonso de Ojeda in 1499. The Spaniards enslaved most of the indigenous population and forcibly relocated the survivors to other colonies where workers were needed. The island was occupied by the Dutch in 1634.
    The Dutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the 'Schottegat'. Curaçao had been ignored by colonists, because it lacked gold deposits. The natural harbour of Willemstad proved to be an ideal spot for trade. Commerce and shipping — and piracy—became Curaçao's most important economic activities.
    - Wikipedea.
  3. [S533] The People of Colonial Albany: A Community History Project - /www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/index.html.
  4. [S534] Late Professor Of Natural Philosophy In Union CGollege Jonathan Pearson, Early Records Of The County And City Of Albany And Colony Of Rensselaerswyck, Volume 4 : (Mortgages 1, 1658-1660, and Wills 1-2, 1681-1765) - page 127 - Will of Pieter Winne 1684; Transformed by: Nan Mullenneaux.
  5. [S534] Late Professor Of Natural Philosophy In Union CGollege Jonathan Pearson, Early Records Of The County And City Of Albany And Colony Of Rensselaerswyck, Letters of administration were granted to Casper Leendertse Conyn and Livinius Winne on February 22, 1696.
  6. [S1531] Albany Probate Records: Page 145 - Release by the heirs of Pieter Winne for their respective portions of their father's estate[99]

    Whereas Pieter Winne of the city and county of Albany, deceased, by his last will and testament dated the 31st of December 1688 did bequeath and devise his estate, real and personal, remaining after his and his wife's death and the payment of all of his debts, to his youngest son Daniel Winne, on condition that he pay to his brothers and sisters within six following years, each year a just sixth part, [their portion of the estate] according to appraisal made by impartial persons, [said estate] to be divided among said brothers and sisters share and share alike; and whereas the court of Albany has appointed as administrators of the estate Livinus Winne and Casper Leendertz and as apraisers Jacob Lokermans, Luyks Gerritz, Gerrit van Nes and Anthony Bratt, who have appraised the same at the sum of two hundred and forty one pounds, sixteen shillings current money and whereas there are eleven heirs, to each of whom there is coming for his portion L 21-19-71/? and after the appraisal some debts against the estate have come in amounting to [amount on my copy not legible] by that there remains due to each L 21-7-71/?; and whereas Eva Winne died after having received five yearly portions and Frans Winne, as guardian of her children, has received the sixth or last part, being L 3-2, and Marte Winne has deceased and left a child to whom there is due as his inheritence L 11-14, which Frans Winne, guardian of the aforesaid child, has received; and whereas Adam Winne, eldest son of the testator, died before the appraisal or partition of the estate was made, so that Livinus Winne, guardian of the children of his brother Adam Winne, deceased, has received the full portion of the inheritance left, to wit, L 21-7-71/2; therefore we, the undersigned, heirs of the estate of Pieter Winne, deceased, acknowledge and [100] declare that we have been fully satisfied for our inheritance, real and personal, that we have no further claims, whether large or small, against the estate, and that this shall serve as a general acquittance for the same. Given under our hands in Albany this 29th day of January 1703/4.

    Was signed:
    Livinus L. W. Winne
    Casper K L Leenderse
    Frans Winne
    Jelles Vonda
    Jacob I W Winne
    Teuntie T Winne
    Daniel X Winne