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Cossart and Cozart Families

From France and NC to Arkansas

Generation 1

THOMAS COSSART was born Abt. 1464, and died 1541. He married JEHANNE FLUERRY. She died Unknown.

Notes for THOMAS COSSART:
NOTE ABOUT SOURCES: Information on the first 3 generations of Cossarts and DuPonts came from (Senator) (Col.) Henry Algernon DuPont) the DuPont genealogy, commissioned by the DuPont family of Delaware and housed in the South Caroliniana Library in Columbia, SC. The information was sent by Linda McNish (Vol.12 Tree 1093 FTW) to Jim Caraway, who provided his information and documentation to me.

Child of THOMAS COSSART and JEHANNE FLUERRY is:
i. JEHAN COSSART, b. Abt. 1500; d. 1585, Rouen, France.

Generation No. 2

JEHAN COSSART was born Abt. 1500, and died 1585 in Rouen, France. He married JACQUETTE PUCHOT, daughter of NICHOLAS PUCHOT and ALIZON FERE. She was born Abt. 1511, and died Unknown.

Child of JEHAN COSSART and JACQUETTE PUCHOT is:
i. JACQUES COSSART, b. 1538, Normandy France; d. March 07, 1608/09, Rouen, France.

Generation No. 3

I. JACQUES COSSART was born 1538 in Normandy France, and died March 07, 1608/09 in Rouen, France. He married MARGUERITE TOUSTAIN, daughter of LAURENT TOUSTAIN and MARGUERITE LE CONTE. She was born 1559, and died 1638.

Notes for JACQUES COSSART:
From "THE COZAD FAMILY" by Clerissa H. Tatterson; Jan-Mar 1985 VOL IV Hacker's Creek Journal
"The Cozarts originated in the Duchy of Normandy. In the old records of Rouen the family can be traced back as far as the 12th century. The family was enobled in the 14th century.

Children of JACQUES COSSART and MARGUERITE TOUSTAIN are:
i. JACQUES JACOB COSSART, b. 1595, Picardy, France; d. Bet. 1641 - 1687, Rotterdam,Holland.
ii. MARIE COSSART, b. July 05, 1597; d. December 02, 1648.

Generation No. 4

I. JACQUES JACOB COSSART was born 1595 in Picardy, France, and died Bet. 1641 - 1687 in Rotterdam,Holland. He married RACHEL GELTON August 14, 1656 in Liege, Belgium. She was born 1610 in Liege, Belgium, and died Bet. 1642 - 1706 in Rotterdam,Holland.

Notes for JACQUES JACOB COSSART:
Jacques was descended from the Cossarts of La Rochelle, France where they were prominent. One position held was protecting the harbor from foreign enemies. The tower at the entrance of the harbor appears in the crest of the Cossart family. Jacques and is family were Huguenots and they fled France and went to Leyden, Holland, where they once again became a prominent family. He was given full civil honors upon his death and his tomb is engraved with the family crest.

The Birth records of his children are located at the State House at Frankenthal.

Children of JACQUES COSSART and RACHEL GELTON are:
i. JACQUES JACOB COSSART, b. May 29, 1639, Leyden, Holland; d. 1684, Bushwick, Brooklyn, LI, NY.
ii. RACHELLE COSSART, b. June 04, 1632, Amsterdam,Holland; d. Unknown.

More About RACHELLE COSSART:
Christening: June 04, 1632, Amsterdam,Holland

II. MARIE COSSART was born July 05, 1597, and died December 02, 1648. She married ABRAHAM DUPONT February 10, 1625/26, son of JEHAN DUPONT and GUILLEMINE BRIERE. He was born 1572, and died 1640 in Rouen, France.

Notes for ABRAHAM DUPONT:
The SC and Delaware DuPonts descend from him.

Children of MARIE COSSART and ABRAHAM DUPONT are:
i. ABRAHAM DUPONT, b. 1629; d. Unknown; m. MARIE GUIS, Abt. 1686; d. Unknown.
7. ii. JEAN DUPONT, b. 1631, Rouen, France; d. 1710.

Generation No. 5

I. JACQUES JACOB COSSART was born May 29, 1639 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1684 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, LI, NY. He married LEA LYDIA VILLEMAN August 14, 1656 in Walloons Church, (Dutch Reformed) Leiden, Holland. She was born April 11, 1638 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1685 in Long Island, NY.

Notes for JACQUES JACOB COSSART:
Jacques and Lydia and their two children, aged 5 years and 18 months,sailed to America on the De PURMERLANDER KERCK (Captain Benjamin Barentsz, master) ,leaving Leyden,Holland and arriving on October 12, 1662. They settled on Manhatten Island (then New Amsterdam). For a while, Jacques was the Collector of Revenues for the pay of the clergy and soldiers. They moved, along with some other Huguenots and Dutch,and founded the village of Bushwick (Brooklyn). There is a portrait of Jacques hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.
Information from THE COSSAIRT FAMILY by Joseph A. Cossairt.

De Purmerlander Kerck (The Purmerland Church) Oct.12, 1662 Ship's Passenger List
From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS; NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 1600-1825; Edited and pub. by Carl Boyer III, Newhall, CA 1978
Claes Paulusz, from Ditmarsen, and wife.
Nicholaes Du Pui, from Artois, wife and three children, 6, 5 and 2 yrs.
Ernou Du Tois, from Ryssel (Lisle), wife and child, 14 yrs. old.
Gideon Merlitt, wife and four children, 15, 8, 6, and 4 yrs.
Louis Lackman, wife and three children, 6, 4 and 2 yrs.
Jacques Cossaris, wife and two children, 5 and 1- 1/2 yrs. old
Jan De Conchilier (Consilyea)
Jan Bocholte (Boeckholt), wife and five children, 13, 9, 8, 4 and 1 yr. old
Jacob Colff, from Leyden, wife and two children, 5 and 3 yrs.
Judith Jansz, maiden, from Leyden
Carsten Jansen
Ferdinandus De Mulder
Isaac Verniele, wife and four children, all over 20 yrs. of age.
Abelis Setskoorn
Claes Jansen Van Heyningen

April 1, 1663, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam. 1683: He paid personal property and real estate taxes of 114 pounds. He had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land.
1664, he took the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown.
1673, the family moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn) where he owned a mill and was a tax collector. (From information received from Joyce Nickless, by Jeanine Cozad Bass.)
After 1685, his widow's name was on the church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart".

From Crispin Vessell's website: "Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well."

In October 1664 Jacques Cossart swore allegience to the British by the following oath:
"I swear by the name of the Almighty God, that I wil l be a true subject to the King of Great Brittaine , and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Govenors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by this authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Magesties territories: So help me God."

More About JACQUES JACOB COSSART:
Baptism: May 29, 1639, Leyden, Holland
Immigration: October 14, 1662, First Immigrant bearing name of Cossart to American Colonies
Occupation: 1666, Was collector of weekly assessment for the behoof of soldiery and the support of the clergy of New Amsterdam
Religion: April 01, 1665, Joined the Dutch Church in New York City

Children of JACQUES COSSART and LEA VILLEMAN are:
i. ANTHONY COSSART (COZART), b. November 14, 1673, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1756, Somerville, Somerset, NJ.
ii. LEA COSSART, b. May 31, 1657, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
Notes for LEA COSSART:
Baptism: May 31, 1657 (According to the records at the State House at Frankenthal)
iii. RACHELLE COSSART, b. November 11, 1658, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
Notes for RACHELLE COSSART:
Baptism: November 11, 1658 (record at State House at Frankenthal)
iv. SUSANNE COSSART, b. March 02, 1660/61, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
Notes for SUSANNE COSSART:
Baptism: Feb.3, 1661(records at State House at Frankenthal)
v. JACOB COSSART, b. April 11, 1668, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1731, NY.
vi. JANETTJE COSSART, b. November 28, 1665, Manhatten Island, NY; d. Abt. 1736.
vii. DAVID COSSART, b. June 18, 1671, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY; d. January 13, 1738/39, Bound Brook, Somerset, NJ.

II. JEAN DUPONT was born 1631 in Rouen, France, and died 1710. He married MARIE DU BUSC September 17, 1656. She was born June 06, 1632, and died March 05, 1674/75.

Children of JEAN DUPONT and MARIE DU BUSC are:
i. ABRAHAM DUPONT, b. December 03, 1658; d. 1731.
ii. JEAN DUPONT, b. 1662; d. 1731.

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