George Woolsey

Male 1652 - 1740  (87 years)


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  • Name George Woolsey  [1, 2
    Born 10 Oct 1652  New Amsterdam, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 12 Oct 1652  New Amsterdam, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Joris Woolsey 
    Buried Jan 1740  Dosoris, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 19 Jan 1740  Dosoris, , New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • bIn 1727, George was appointed by Gov. Burnet, captain in Col. John Reading's Regiment of Hunterdon.

      WOLSY, Joris/b, came to New Amsterdam in 1643; md 9 Dec 1647, in New Amsterdam [Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church], Rebecca Cornell. Issue: Sara, bp. 7 Aug 1650; Joris, bp 18 Oct 1652; Rebecca, bp 4 Apr 1659; Johannes, bp 16 Jan 1661; Maritje, bp 19 Mar 1664 - all at New Amsterdam [New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed Church]; and William and Marritje, bp 30 Jun 1678, at Brooklyn [Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church]; by which it may be inferred he resided there at that date. There was, as per p. 128 of Vol. IV. of the Genealogical Record, a George Woolsey, an English boy, b in 1610, who had resided with his parents in Rotterdam, came over in a Dutch vessel with emigrants in 1623 and went to Plymouth, MA, and in 1647 made his appearance in New Amsterdam. In 1648 he was a fire-warden in said city. In 1661 there was a George Woolsey among the freeholders of Jamaica, and in the beginning of the 18supth/sup century there were Woolsey, probably descendants of Joris or George, residing in Flatlands. Signed his name "Joris Wolsy."

      George Woolsey Jun. B: 10 Oct 1652 C: 13 Oct 1652 D: 19 Jan 1740 Dosoris,, Long Island George & Hannah Van Zandt M: about 1679 George was Christened in the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam Elisie Nutton was one of the sponsors at the baptism of George, the son of George Woolsey; George was made Captain in 1696. He removed from Jamaica to Hopewell New Jersey about 1710; Sources: New York Genealogical & Biographical Record vol. 6 & 6; 1653 JAMAICA, QUEENS, Long ISLAND, NEW YORK

      Captain George Woolsey's Accounts 1603-1703 of a general store in Jamaica, Long Island, kept by Capt. Geo. Woolsey (52 pp), continued by his grandson Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1720-1758) (p. 53-83), followed by personal accounts - 1759 - 1766-1770) of the latter's wife Rebecca (Lloyd) Woolsey (1718-1796).
    Person ID I21038  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2011 

    Father George Woolsey,   b. 27 Oct 1610, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1698, Flushing, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Cornell,   b. 31 Jan 1629, Saffron Walden, , Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1713, Jamaica, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Dec 1647  New Amsterdam Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F07852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Lloyd,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F09235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Van Zandt,   b. 1654, Jamaica, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Long Island City, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1679  Jamaica, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Woolsey,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Hannah Woolsey,   b. Abt 1679, Long Island City, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774  (Age ~ 95 years)  [natural]
     3. George Woolsey,   b. Abt 1682, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Daniel Woolsey,   b. 1685, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     5. Benjamin Woolsey,   b. 19 Nov 1687, Oyster Bay, Livingston, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1759, Dosoris, Nassau, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     6. Joseph Woolsey,   b. 1691, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1749, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F09236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S006082] FindAGrave.com.

    2. [S014093] WOODLAND Family Tree, Josephine650.

    3. [S012037] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.).


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