|Cornelis Jansen Van Texel
Cornelis Jansen Van Texel 548
Noted events in his life were:
• Name, Bef 1625. 548 The original form of the family name, "Van Texel" - of Texel <http://www.texel.net/e/tx-fr-nav1.html>indicates that the general ancestor was born, or for a time resided on the well known island of that name, situated off the coast of Holland.
• Emigration, Between 1609 and 1625. 548 The year of his coming cannot be exactly fixed, as the records of that time are incomplete. But he must have come over in one of the Dutch vessels which commenced trading with the Indians shortly after Hendrick Hudson, in 1609 sailed up the River which bears his name, and could not have arrived in this country later than 1624. In all probability he came over a few years earlier. From papers examined it is the belief that he came here from the province of North Holland, in the Netherlands.
• Binds his son, 1639. 548 The following agreement, the original of which was contained in Volume one of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts, on file in the Archives Room of the New York State Library in the Capital, Albany, N.Y., until it was burned in the great fire of March 29, 1911, which partially destroyed the Library. It reads as follows:
Cornelis next married Geertje Teunis before 1662.