Saturday, December 03, 2016

Green Immigrants

Will of Peter King 1713

King, Peter,Cecil Co.,26th Dec., 1713; 
8th Jan., 1713. 
Wife Susannah Slover, extx., sole legatee of estate during widowhood; if she marry, plantation is devised to 4 child., viz., Jacob, Sarah, Isaac and Susannah, and in event of death of wife without naming an ex., brother-in-law Hendrick Van Levenigh is named as administrator. 
Test: Derick Colakman, Petrus Bouchelle, Henry Sluter. 
13. 707. Save
Note–To this will the widow, Susannah Slover, adds that, being ill, she confirms the will of her late husband and appoints, in conjunction with brother-in-law Hendrick Van Leuvening, as guardian of child., Thos. Heyerd and Jacob King. 
N. B. The exs. named in will of Peter King refused to administer, being residents of Penna., and administration was granted to Jacob King, his eld. son. Matthias Van Bibber appointed his guardian. Page 710.

Bouchelle and Slu(y)ter were family names from the Labadist religious colony at Bohemia Manor.
Van Levenigh is the previous last name of Susannah Slover's mother Hester before she married Isaac S(e)lover
Parent Category: Green and Stookey

Isaac Selover 1660-1715


The book The Dutch schools of New Netherland and colonial New York lists Isaac Selover as a schoolmaster in Flatbush, New York (present day Brooklyn) from 1711-1715. Other sources list him as a schoolmaster in the Netherlands before coming to New Castle Delaware where he is found on tax lists in 1683 and 1687.

He also is on tax lists as a shopkeeper in New York and had church membership transferred from New Amersfoort to New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church September 3, 1696. On June 10, 1700 membership was transferred to the French Church in New York City.

 He was married Jan 13, 1695 in New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed Church to Jannekan van Wilkenhof. He was previously married to Hester Leenda with whom he had daughter Susannah Slover.

Parent Category: Green and Stookey