Source: New York Historical & Biographical Records. "Cornelis Melyn, Patroon of Staten Island.
One daughter Cornelia and her husband Jacob Schellinger lived on Staten Island with or near Cornelis. Jaob was taken into captivity by the Indians on the oaccasion of the Staten Island Massacre of Sept. 1655. He escaped fom his confinement in New Netherland and fled to New Haven, where Cornelis was living. In 1668 and 1669 he was one of a company at Southampton, Long Island associated for the purpose of whaling along teh cost.
Another son of Cornelis Jacob came to New Netherland with his parents in "The Oak Tree" in 1641. After the Indian massacre in Sept. 1655, in which he was much wounded, but recovered, not without great difficulty, went to New Haven with his parents and took the formal Oath of Fidelity to the English in 1657. Jacob and his brother Isaac accompanied their father to Holland, sailing from New England in 1658, and returned to New Netherland on De Liefde "The Love" arriving 05 March 1660. Jacob and his brothers in law Mathias Hatfield, Humphrey Spinnin and John Winans were among these residents of New Haven who were the original "Associates who founded Elizabeth town, New Jersey. Jacob purchased land in New York City in 1674. About 1700 he bought property in Boston. Susanna's husband John Winans was a weaver. After the death of Susanna, John Winans married about 1693 to Ann Robertson.
Believed to have died at New Haven, Connecticut.
Cornelis and Janneken had 11 children: Cornelia, Feb. 27, 1628; Joannes, April 27, 1629; Cornelis, Jr. Sept. 6, 1630 (died before Oct. 4, 1633). Cornelis, Jr. Oct. 4, 1633; Abraham, May 27,1635; Mariken, March 29, 1637; Yzaak, Nov. 21, 1638; Jacob, April 17, 1640; Sanna (Suzannah), June 3, 1643; Magdalena, March 3, 1644; and Yzaak, July 22, 1646.
Cornelis was born at the House called The Sack in the Rue du Sac (Zak Straat or Sack Street), Antwerp. Was Christianed at Saint Walburga Church, Antwerp. He was orphaned at the age of 6, his uncles became his legal guardians. He was reared by his half brother, Abraham Melyn.
Married: Janneje April 22, 1627 Amsterdam, Holland
Married 22 Apr 1627 Amsterdam, Holland Jannetje Andrians Van Myert
Sailed with his family on Aug 14, 1641 on the ship "Den Byckenboom" (The Oak Tree) to New Netherlands, USA (New York) He was appointed 19 June 1642 as the 3rd Patroon of Staten Island, NY
His date of death is approximate and no burial records exist.
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Father: Andries Melijn
Mother: Marie Ghuedinx-Botens
September 17, 1600
New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
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