The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
The following is taken from "First Record Book of the 'Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow' Organized in 1697 and now The First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, N. Y.," An original translation of its brief historical matter, and a coy, faithful to the letter, of every personal and local name, of its four registers of members, consistorymen, baptisms, and marriages, from its organization to 1791, by Rev. David Cole, D.D., Yonkers, N. Y., Published by The Yonkers Historical and Library Association, 1901.
THIRD DIVISION (OR "BOOK").
Dirck Storm's Heading, in Dutch and English, of the list of Consistorymen (or Elders and Deacons), followed by the list itself, year by year, from 1697 to 1776, with the single addition of 1790.
In the Reformed CHurches, Elders and Deacons were always elected and served for a term of years, usually two. At the end of their terms they might be re-elected, but were usually superseded by other men, chosen in their places. This coming register announces, each year, upon a given date, the freshly incoming Elders and Deacons received and ordained, and also the retiring ones, of whom it speaks as "discharged." Its formula of announcement never varies far from the following, which is its form used with its announcement for 1699, when its first "discharge" occurred:--
For 1699--Was Joachim Wouters received and ordained for Elder and David Storm as Deacon,--and on the same date were discharged from their service Abram De Revier and the Deacon Jan Ecker.
This will make clear the following register.
ELDERS AND DEACONS
This is the second of the great registers. The following is Dirck Storm's Heading to it:
The Third Division of the Church Book of the Manor of Philipsburgh, dating from the year of our Lord 1697. In it are registered the Elders and Deacon, the time and year in which they were respectively ordained to their service, and the dates at which, after two years of service, their respective terms came to an end, with a proper account of their receipts and expenditures, as will be shown in the sixth book (division) of the Minutes.
Taking up the ordinations as before said, and giving the dates and the names of the respective men, we proceed as follows,
Starting with the year 1697:
ELDERS AND DEACONS OF THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.
[Read as follows: Date / Ordained Elder / Ordained Deacon / Retired Elder / Retired Deacon ]
1697 / Abraham De Revier. / Jan Ecker.
1698 / Ryck Abramse. / Wolffert Ecker.
1699 / Joachim Wouters. / David Storm
(Joachim Wouter's full name was Joachim Wouters Van Weert. See Register of Members, No. 6, where it was simply Joachim Van Weert.)
On the same day Abraham De Revier and Jan Ecker retired after two years of service. Jan Ecker's accounts are given at the opening of the Sixth Division (or Book).
Oct. 27, 1700 / Sybout Herriksen / Abraham De Revier, Jr. / Ryck Abramsen / Wollfert Ecker
Aug. 6, 1701 / Jan Hart / Jacobus Sie / Joachim Van Weert / David Storm
Aug. 20, 1702 / David Storm / Jan Ecker / Sybouwt Herrikse / Abraham De Revier, Jr.
Aug 22, 1703 / David Storm / Andries Van Dyck / Jan Hart / Jacobus Sie
1704 / Jan Ecker / Abraham De Revier / David Storm / Jan Ecker
Aug. 20, 1705 / Jan Hart / Gerrit Van Weert / David Storm / Andries Van Dyck
Aug. 21, 1706 / Wolffert Ecker / Barent Duytser / Jan Ecker / Abraham De Revier
Aug. 22, 1707 / David Storm / Isaac Van Dyk / Jan Hart / Geridt Van Weert
Aug 18, 1708 / Abraham De Revier / Abram De Vouw / Wolffert Ecker / Barent Duytser
Aug 17, 1709 / David Storm / Cornelis Van Texel / David Storm / Isaac Van Dyk
Aug 16, 1710 / David Storm / Geridt Van Weert / Abraham De Revier, Jr., and Abraham De Vouw
1711 - No record.
1712 - No record.
1713 - No Record..
1714 - No Record.
Aug 1715 / Jan Harmse* and Jan Hart / Jacobus Zie / (no name) / David Storm
*The name of Jan Harmse, strange to say, is not on the member register down to 1716. Yet here he becomes an Elder in 1715.
Aug 1716 / David Storm / Jan Van Texel / Jan Harmse / Jacobus Zie
Aug 1717 / Cornelis Van Texel / Tomus Storm / David Storm / Jan Van Texel
Aug 1718 / Sybout Harckse and Barent Duytser / Deliefferins Cancklie and Abram Martelingh / Jan Van Texel / Tomus Storm
Aug 1719 / Gerrit Van Weert / Jan Boeckhout / Delefferins Cancklie / Abraham Martelingh
Aug 1720 / Jerimyas Kinniff and Abram Van Deyck / Tomus Storm / Gerrit Van Weert / Paulus Retan
1721 / No Record
Aug 1722 / Barent Duyser / Pieter Buys / Gerrit Van Weert / Jan Boeckhout
Aug 28, 1723 / David Storm / Harrick Crancheyt / Cornelis Van Texel / Thomus Storm and Abram Lent
Aug 1724 / Abram De Vouw / Deleverins Cancklie / Barent Duyser / Pieter Buys
Aug 21, 1725 / Jeremias Kenniff / Willem Hemmen / David Storm / Herrick Crancheyt
Aug 19, 1726 / David Storm and Harrick Lent, "Elder for the Manor of Cortlandt." / Jan Boeckhout / Abram De Vouw / Delifferins Canckely and Sybout Harckse Crancheyt
Aug 20, 1727 / Jan Van Thessel / Jacobus Stoutenburgh / Jeremias Kennieff / Willem Hemmen
Aug 18, 1728 / Abram Martelingh / Mathis Canckely / David Storm / Jan Boeckhout
July 27, 1729 / David Storm / Jacobus Stoutenburgh / Jan Van Texel / (no name)
Sept 20, 1730 / Abram Martelings and Thomas Storm / Pieter Buys and Jan Van Weert / (no name) / Matthis Cancklie
Aug 21, 1731 / Gerrit Van Weert / Jorus Juel / David Storm / Jacobus Stoutenburgh
Aug 16, 1732 / Jacobus Stoutenburgh / Joannis Clemens / Abraham Martelings / Pieter Buys
Aug 22, 1733 / David Storm / Jan Belyee / Gerrit Van Weert / Jorus Juel
Aug 21, 1734 / Jan Boeckhout / Joghem Van Weert / Thomas Storm / Jan Van Weert
Aug 30, 1735 / WIllem Hemmen / De Lifferins Canckelie / (no names) / (no names)
It was now determined to increase the numbers of Elders and Deacons to two of each annually. So no one was retired in 1735.
Nov 20, 1736 / Jan Van Thesel and Thomas Storm / Johannis De Vouw and Adolf Bancken / Jacobus Stoutenburgh and David Storm / Joannis CLemens and Jan Belyee
Aug 28, 1737 / Barendt Duyser and Pieter Buys / Steven Ecker and David Ackerman / Jan Boeckhout and WIllem Hemmen / Joghem Van Weert and Delefferins Canckely
Aug 9 & 10, 1738 / Jacobus Stoutenburgh and Jan Van Texel / Hendrick Van Texel and Adof Bancken / Thomas Storm / Johannis De Vouw
Aug 7, 1739 / David Storm and Jan Boeckhout / Jacob Van Weert and Harmanis Gerdenier / Barent Duyser and Pieter Buys / Steeven Ecker and David Ackerman
1740 / No Record
1741 / No Record
Sept 25, 1742 / Johannis Clemens and Thomas Storm / Johannis Syffer and Jan Storm / Jacobus Stoutenburgh and Jan Van Thexel / Jacob Van Weert and Adolff Bancken
June 28, 1743 / Pieter Buys and Jorus Juel / Willem Davidsen and Dirck Van Thexel / David Storm and Jan Boeckhout / Hendrick Van Thexel and Harmanis Gardenier
Aug 22, 1744 / Johannis Clemens and Johannis De Vouw / Everdt Bruyn and Hendericus Storm / Thomas Storm / Johannis Syler and Jan Storm
Aug 30, 1745 / Jan Boeckhout and Hendrick Van Tessel / Johannes Duitser and Jacob Buys / Pieter Buys and Jores Juel / Dirck Van Tessel and Willim Davids
Aug 22, 1746 / Jooris Juell and Tomus Storm / Harmen Jurckse and Jan Balye / Johannis Clemens and Johannis De Voe / Evert Bruyn and Hendericus Storm
1747 / No Record
June 22, 1748 / Willum Davids and Johannes Seyfer / Mathys Cancklingh and Barent Duytser / Jan Bockhout and Hendrick Van Tessel / Johannis Duytser and Jacob Buys
Aug 30, 1749 / Abraham Martlinghs and Hendrick Van Tessel / Willum Van Waert, David Storm and Benjamin Bruyn / Thomas Storm and Joris Juell / Harmen Jurckse
Aug 19, 1750 / Thomas Storm and Hendrick Van Tessel / Hendricus Storm and Harman Jurckse / Willum Davids and Johannes Seyfer / Barent Duytser
Aug 10, 1751 / Willum Davids and Jan Bolye / Hendrick Storm and Jochim Van Weert / (retired: no record)
1752 / No Record
Sept 2, 1753 / Willem Hemman and Joris Juell / WIlliam Brit and Jeremias Mebie / Thomas Storm and Hendrick Van Tessel / Hendrick Storm and David Storm
Aug 19, 1754 / Hendrick Van Tessel and Jan Boekhout / Barent Duythen and Harmon Davids / William Davids and Deleverens Cankling / Jochum Van Waert and William Artse
1755 / No Record
1756 / Joris Juell and Hendrick Storm / Dirck Storm and Abraham Martlinghs, Jr. / Joris Juell and William Hemmon / WIlliam Britt and Jerimias Mebie
Oct 26, 1757 / Thomas Storm and Johannis Siffer / Johannis Van Tessel and William Van Noorstrand / Hendrick Van Tessel and Jan Boeckhout / Barent Duythser and Harmon Davids
Oct 25, 1758 / WIlliam Aertse and David Storm / Jan Entens and Johanis Van Tessel / Joris Juwell and Hendrick Storm / Abraham Martlinghs and Dirck Storm
1759 / No Record
Nov 7, 1760 / Hendrick Storm and Johanis Duytser / David Sie and Johanis Van Tessel / Thomas Storm and Johanis Syffer / Willim Van Noortstrant and Johanis Van Tessel
1761 / No Record
Sept 8, 1762 / Hendrik Van Tessel and Benyamin Bruyn / WIlliam Jurckse and Ary Van Wormer / (no Elders mentioned) / David Sie and Johanis Van Tessel
Nov 8, 1763 / (no elders given) / Isaac Hemmen, in place of Johanis Van Tessel, deceased / (retired: no names)
Nov 4, 1764 Tomes Stoerm and Jan Enters / Nicklaes Storm / Hannes Duitser and Hendrick Storm / Davit Sie
1765 / No Record
Oct 29, 1766 / Weillem Van Wert and Weillem Aerse / Arie Bueis and Arie Van Wermer / Tomes Storm and Beniemen Bruin /
Nov 1, 1767 / Dirrjck Van Tessel and Hendrick Stoerm / Aberam Bruin and Jan Hemmen / Hendrick Van Tessel and Jan Enderies / Nicklaes Storm and Isack Hemmen
1768 / No Record
Oct 31, 1769 / Weillem Van Noorstrant and Weillem Aerse / Aberam Stoerm and Tammes Sampenwa / Weillem Van Wert / Arie Bueis and Arie Van Wemer
Oct 31, 1770 / Claes Stoerm and Weillem Jurckse / Marteines Van Wert and Jacob Van Tessel / Dirck Van Tessel and Hendrick Stoerm / Jan Hemmen and Aberam Bruein
Nov 6, 1771 / Willim Van Wart and Abraham Bruyn / Jacobus Davids and Jacobus Sie / William Aarse and Willim Van Norstrand / Abraham Storm and Tomas Sampenwa
1772 / No Record
Nov 9, 1773 / Jan Enters and Abraham Storm / Barent Lemetter and Jacob Boekhout / Niclaas Storm and WIllim Jurckse / Jacob Van Tessel and Martines Van Waart
Nov 6, 1774 / WIllim Aarse and Martynis Van Wart / Peter Hick and Jan Storm / Abraham bruin and David Sie / Jacobus Davids and Jacobus Sie
1775 / No Record
Oct 20, 1776 / Henderickis Storm and David Sie / Jacob Van Wart and Petrus Sie / Jan Enteris and Abraham Storm / Barent Lemetter and Jacob Boekhout
1777-1789 / No Records on this Register
June 4, 1790 / Isaac Johnson, Hendrick Storm and Thomas Buys / Willim Van Wart and Jan Van Tessel / Jacob Van Wart Abraham Devoe and Benjamin Bruyn / Abraham Martlings and Cornelis Van Tessel
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