Nicasius De Sille 3435
- Born: 23 Sep 1610, Arnhelm, Gelderland, Netherlands 3435
- Christened: 3 Oct 1610, Arnhelm, Gelderland, Netherlands 3435
- Marriage (1): Cornelia Meulmans
- Died: Cir 1674, New Utrecht, Kings, New York, British Colonial America about age 64 3435
Noted events in his life were:
• Education. 3435 He studied at Leyden and the Univerity of Orleans where he graduated "with the cap," a Doctor of Law, as his father had done before him.
• Offices, 1660. 3435 A University-educated attorney, he was commissioned by the Dutch West India Company as first councilor to the provincial government of New Amsterdam; In his role as "schout fiscal", he acted as sheriff and prosecuting attorney, and also participated in law-making; He also held the positions of church warden, fire warden, and even for a time, captain-lieutenant; He served as advisor to Director-General Peter Stuyvesant; In 1660 his "List of the Inhabitants of Nieuw Amsterdam" was completed at the behest of Stuyvesant; He was a thorough statesman and an experienced lawyer, and, having built a large house on the corner of Broad street and Exchange place, entertained his friends in the same elegant manner as that to which he had been accustomed in the Hague; He reportedly brought to this country more silver plate than any one before him, and took special pride in its exhibition; In 1655, he was one of the first to purchase a lot in the newly surveyed town of New Utrecht (now Brooklyn), where he built the first stone house, with a roof of red tiles imported from Holland; he wrote a brief history of the settlement of New Utrecht, and resided there until his death.
Nicasius married Cornelia Meulmans, daughter of Peter Meulmans and Anna Marschalk. (Cornelia Meulmans was born in 1616 in Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands 3434 and died circa 1653 in The Netherlands 3434.)