Anneka Webber
(1605-Abt 1663)


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1. Rev. Everardus Bogardus

2. Roloff Jans

Anneka Webber 196

  • Born: 1605, Amsterdam, Holland 196
  • Marriage (1): Rev. Everardus Bogardus in Mar 1638 in New Amsterdam, America 117,192
  • Marriage (2): Roloff Jans in 1624 in Holland
  • Died: Abt 23 Feb 1663, Beverwyck (now Albany), NY about age 58 196

  Noted events in her life were:

Marriage, 1624. 196 Anneke married Roloff Jans in 1624 before emigrating to the US. Jans died in 1637 leaving Anneke with four small children. Anneke then remarried to Rev. Bogardus.

Emigration, 1630. 196 Roelof Jansen was among the first immigrants to New Amsterdam and in 1630 was commissioned to farm land in the new colony of Rensselaerswyck for $72 a year. Roelof and Anneke, together with their two children, a party of colonists and probably Anneke's mother and sister, set sail on March 21, 1630 from the Texel for New Amsterdam aboard the ship "Eendracht", arriving on May 24,1630.

Land grant, 1636, New Amsterdam, America. 196 The 62 acres of land which Anneke inherited from her first husband, Roelof Jansen, acquired the name 'Domine's Bouwerie". Combined in English days with the 'Company's Bouwerie" and granted to Trinity Church in 1705 by the Colonial Governor, Lord Combury, as a representative of Queen Anne of England, this questionable conveyance of ownership of the original property of Anneke Jans became the basis for repeated and hotly contested lawsuits initiated by her descendants to claim their apparent legitimate part-ownership. As recently as the 1920's, when the property was then considered to be worth "billions", some descendants were still attempting to obtain a favourable settlement from the courts, having been denied restitution in preceeding generations. Nationwide 'Anneke Jans Bogardus Heirs Association" chapters were established to help finance the legal costs involved, and questionable lawyers obtained millions of dollars from gullible, presumed descendants, on the basis of undocumented or dubious genealogical evidence. Of course, none of the lawsuits were ever settled in favour of the descendant "heirs". fn reviewing the facts again today, however, one could conclude that the heirs of Anneke Jans were treated unfairly, but it is also plainly clear that no such lawsuit should ever be initiated again because of the finality of the court judgements that were previously rendered.

Anneka married Rev. Everardus Bogardus, son of Unknown and Unknown, in Mar 1638 in New Amsterdam, America 117.,192 (Rev. Everardus Bogardus died on 27 Sep 1647 off the coast of Wales in the shipwreck of the Princess Amelia 193,194,195.)

Anneka next married Roloff Jans in 1624 in Holland.

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