Maria Thomas Badie

 

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Maria Thomas Badie   see FAMILY TREE

Born: Abt. 1608 Utrecht, Holland

Married; Abt. 1627 Jacob Verdon

Married: Abt. 1635 Willem Adriaenszen Bennet

Married: 9 Oct 1644 Paulus Van Derbeck

Died: After Feb 1697 Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
   

FATHER

Thomas Badie

MOTHER

Aeltie (Aeltje) Braconie

HUSBAND

1st Jacob Verdon b. 1599

2nd Willem Adriansz Bennet de Cuyper

3rd Paulus Van Der Beek

CHILDREN with Jacob Verdon

1. Magdalena Jacobs Verdon
    b. Abt. 1629 New Netherlands
    m. 21 Mar 1645 Adam Brouwer
    d. Aft. 1699

2. Thomas Verdon
    b. Abt. 1631 New Netherlands
    m. Abt. 1653 Barbara van Inbroeck

CHILDREN with Willem Adriaenszen Bennet

1. Adriaen Willemszen Bennet
    b. Abt. 1636
    m. 3 Dec 1662, Angenietje Jans Van Dyke

2. Willem Willemszen Bennet
    b. Sep 1638
    d. Aft 9 Sep 1704

3. Christaen Willemszen Bennet
    bap. 6 Jan 1641

4. Christaen Willemszen Bennet
    bap. 30 Mar 1642

5. Marritje Willemszen Bennet
    bap 9 Mar 1644

CHILDREN with Paulus Van Der Beeck

1. Catherine Vander Beek
    b. 20 Sep 1645
    m. 26 Aug 1661 Daniel Ruychou
    d. 13 Dec 1724

2. Coenradus Vander Beek
    bap. 1 Sep 1647
    m. Abt. 1670 Elsje Jans Van Huysum,
    d. 9 Jan 1706/7

3. Aeltje Van Der Beek
    bap. 29 May 1649
    m. 1 May 1672 Dirck Janse Ammerman
    d. 30 May 1710

4. Paulus Vander Beek
    bap. 27 Nov 1650
    m. 13 Jun 1677 Sara Schouten
    d. Bef. 8 Oct 1691

5. Hester Vander Beek
    bap. 15 Dec 1652
    m. 25 Nov 1673 Juriaen Blanck Jr.
    d. 20 Sep 1727

6. Isaac Vander Beek
    bap. 5 Nov 1656

Maria Badie
by Susan Brooke
Jan 2021

Maria Badie may have married her first husband, Jacob Verdon, before she arrived in the New Netherlands, or they may have met after her arrival.  The records indicate that their two known children were both born in the New Netherlands. (1) (2) Unfortunately, Jacob died shortly after the birth of their two children. Maria Badie was still in her 20's and she married as her 2nd husband, Willem Adriaenszen Bennet. He was an Englishman, and a cooper by trade.  About the same time that he married Maria Badie, he purchased, along with another man, 930 acres of land at Gowanus, from the Indians. The house he built there may have been the first house built by a white man in Brooklyn.  In 1639 he purchased his partner's interest. During the 1643 Indian raids on Long Island, the house was burned and destroyed (3)  Maria's husband, William, and her step-father, Cornelius Cool, died, possibly in these Indian raids. 
Maria's mother remarried on 04 Sep 1644 to her 3rd husband, Wilhelm Bredenbent, and "Mary Thomas (widow)" remarried to her 3rd husband, Paulus Van Derbeck, a month later on 9 Oct 1644. (4)  Paulus was a surgeon for the Dutch West Indies Company - he had served in Curacao and on the company's ships.   Maria and Paulus later moved to the Bennet house, in Brooklyn. He was the first physician or surgeon in the small settlement of Brooklyn, where he maintained a large and prosperous farm, and practiced his profession.  In 1675 his tax assessment was the tenth highest of New Amsterdam. (5) (7)
In January of 1663 there began a court action concerning patrimonial rights, initiated by the heirs of Jacob Verdon and William Adriaense Bennet against Paulus van der Beeck. By virtue of his marriage to their mother, Maria Badie, van der Beeck held control of his stepsons’ estate inherited from Bennet while they were minors, but van der Beeck did not relinquish the shares when they reached their majority. Maria’s sons, Adriaen Willemse Bennet, Thomas Verdon, and son-in-law Adam Brouwer appeared before the Court of Breuckelen to gain an order for van der Beeck to turn over their property. Marie testified on her sons’ behalf, and her husband, Paulus van der Beeck, was ordered to return their shares. (7) (8)
Maria's mother and step-father wrote a will in 1670 leaving everything to "wife's only daughter, Maerryke Tomas Baddie." (6) The will states that her mother Aeltien Brackenge, "by reason of great age was very weak." Her third husband, Paulus, died in 1679 as recorded in land records.(7) (9)  She was a very wealthy widow.  In 1684, Marie made the gift of two silver beakers to the Dutch Reformed Church of Breuckelen in celebration of the church’s 30th anniversary. The beakers were made by her son-in-law, Juriaen Blanck Jr. who was a silversmith, married to her daughter Hester van der Beeck. (7)
"Maria Baddie" was the witness to a baptism as late as 1690. On 28 February 1693/4 in a confirmatory deed, Mary Baddie, widow of Paulus Van der Beeck, confirmed to Anna Huyken, widow of William, the conveyance of 6 Aug 1679 by which Paulus Van der Beeck conveyed to William Huyken half of the farm formerly belonging to William Bredenbent, deceased. (9) Maria Badie died sometime after that transaction. She was in her late 80's.

Sources

(1) Marriage of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Verdon

Marriage of Adam Brouwer to Magdalena Verdon


(2)
O'Callaghan, 
The Documentary History of the State of New-York, "The Roll of Those who Have Taken the Oath of Allegiance in Kings County,"  "Thomas Verdon native".

(3) North American Histories
William Adriaense Bennet, an Englishman, and a cooper by trade, was in this country prior to 1636, for in that year he and one other purchased from the Indians 930 acres of land at Gowanus, and he appears to have bought out the interest of the other man Dec. 26, 1639.  He married Mary Badye (sometimes written Mary Thomas) daughter of Aeltien Brackhonge (wife of Willem Bredenbent) by a former husband, and widow of Jacob Verdon.  William Adriaense Bennet died prior to 1644, and his widow married again and was living as late of January, 1697.  He and his wife had 5 children,.

(4) American Marriages Before 1699

Name: Paulus Van Derbeck
Spouse: Mary Thomas (Widow)
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1644
Marriage Place: Flatbush, New York

(5) Brooklyn Daily Eagle Jan 22, 1898

Paulua Van der Beeck surgeon

(6) Will of William Breden-Bent and Aeltien Brackenge, his wife.  Dated June 22, 1670.  The wife by reason of great age very weak. Wife's only daughter Maerryke Tomas Baddie.  Witnesses: Jan Stryker and Willem Jacobse Van Boerum.  (Flatbush Town Records, Liber C, page 81)
William Bredenbent emigrated from Cologne.  Married Sept 4, 1644, Aeltien Brackhanye, widow of Cornelis Lambertse Cool. 
Brewer Genealogy
"Her will was dated on 22 June 1670 (joint will) names Aeltje's only daughter, Mary Thomas Badie (to have two milch cows, several pieces of jewelry, and all her clothing). Signed by Willem Bredenbent, and the mark, AB, of Aelitent Brackan˙e. Two notations: "Copy given to Marike Thomas Badie, 1681, the 8th of April," and "Copy given to Adam Brouwer, 1681, April 28th." The will was never probated."

(7)

Maria Thomas Badie, Silver Beaker Donor of 1684

Silver Beakers donated by Mary Badye
click to enlarge

In January of 1663 there began a court action concerning patrimonial rights, initiated by the heirs of Jacob Verdon and William Adriaense Bennet against Paulus van der Beeck. By virtue of his marriage to their mother, Maria Badie, van der Beeck held control of his stepsons’ estate inherited from Bennet while they were minors, but van der Beeck did not relinquish the shares when they reached their majority. Maria’s sons, Adriaen Willemse Bennet, Thomas Verdon, and son-in-law Adam Brouwer appeared before the Court of Breuckelen to gain an order for van der Beeck to turn over their property.[13] Marie testified on her sons’ behalf, and Paulus van der Beeck was ordered to return their shares.[14]

Paulus was rich without keeping Marie’s sons’ property: in 1675 his tax assessment was the tenth highest of New Amsterdam, only nine men paid more. Included in that wealth, he had also retained a share of Marie Badie’s mother and step father’s farm in Gowanus which she had inherited in 1670, for he sold half of it in 1679 to Willem Huycken.[15],[16]

Paulus died about 1680 and is buried in the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery.

Blanck’s mark on the base of our beakers. Credit: New-York Historical Society

In 1684, Marie made the gift of the silver beakers to the Dutch Reformed Church of Breuckelen in celebration of the church’s 30th anniversary. The beakers were made by her son-in-law, Juriaen Blanck Jr. who was a silversmith, married to her daughter Hester van der Beeck. His father, Juriaen Blanck Sr. had also been a silversmith. The father had learned his trade in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and was the first documented silver and goldsmith to practice in New Amsterdam.

Detail of a figure from our beaker. Credit: New-York Historical Society

We know that Juriaen made other matching beakers, one in 1683, and another in 1711, which are jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Kingston, New York. They are on view at the museum. Here is a link to the Kingston beakers. Like ours, each is engraved with female representations of Hope, Faith, and Charity and are equally cherished.

Teunis Bergen recorded the year of Maria’s death as 1697.[17] Marie Thomas Badie Verdon Bennet van der Beeck is buried in the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery.

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(8) Lee Family History
Deposition by Maritie Tomas
The following deposition was made by Maritie Tomas in 1663:
Today, the 15th of February 1663, appeared before me, Walewyn van der Venn, Notary Public, etc., Maritie Tomas, formerly widow of Jacob Verdon, then of Willem Ariensen Bennet, and now wife of Mr. Poulus van der Beek, who at the request of her sons, Tomas Jacobsen Verdon and Willem Willemsen Bennet by her aforesaid first and second husbands, declared that after the death of her said second husband, Willem Ariensen Bennet, she and her first child's guardians have found, as there had never been a partition of their property in common, which she brought to her present husband Mr. Paulus van der Beek, that (the estate consisted) after her house had been burned and destroyed in the war with the savages about 19 years ago first of a bouwery and valley at Gouwanes according to the patent thereof, then a lot with a house on the Beaver's Graft (Beaver Street) in the city (New Amsterdam), upon which there were still to be paid 100 fl., further a handmill with belongings, sold by her present husband van der Beek to Albert Pietersen Molenaer (miller), also a press with belongings to set up a cornstack, four iron hoops for a stack, a plough share, and what else belongs to a plough, a cow with her first calf, two goats, 70 skepels of wheat, a hogshead of spun tobacco, delivered at 14 st. the pound, and cash paid for it and received, half an aem of brandy; besides the aforesaid her said second husband's cooper's tools with furniture and household goods. Said estate was, however, indebted for 600 fl. to be paid to Jacob Stoffelsen for a mare, which having been paid (the) said Jacob Stoffelsen gave her, the affiant, for the prompt payment, a cow with her fist calf. Herewith she closed her deposition promising, if necessary and she be asked, to confirm it under oath. Thus done and signed in the presence of Jacob Sam and Willem Bogardt as witnesses, who signed this record with me, the Notary, on the day as above.
Jacob Sam -The mark of Marite Tomas - W. Bogard.8

(9) Brouwer Genealogy

1643 Jun 28 "Marie Thomas" witnessed the baptism of Jan Janszen, son of Jan Pieterszen and Elsje at Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam.

1648 Feb 9 "Marie Thomas" witnessed the baptism of Pieter Corneliszen Viele, son of Cornelis Volkertszen Viele and Maria du Trieux at Reformed Dutch Church

1675 Aug 7 "Maria Van der Beeck"  and Paulus Van der Beek witnessed the baptism of Maria Blanck, daughter of Jeuriaen Blanck and Hester Van der Beek.

1679 Nov 19 "Maria Badye" member of the Brooklyn Reformed Dutch Church.  Recorded next to Aeltje Bredenbent.

1680 Oct 4 "Maria Van der Beek" witnessed the baptism of a child Van der Beek, child of Paulus Van der Beek and Sara Schouten

1683 Sep 23 "Marretje Badie Van der Beek" witnessed the baptism of Thomas Verdon, son of Jacob Verdon and Femmetje Westervelt.

1690 Apr 20 "Maria Baddie" witnessed the baptism of Abraham Ver Hulst, and Isaac Ver Hulst,  sons of Jacobus Cornelisz Verhulst and Maria Willemse Bennet

On 28 February 1693/94 In a confirmatory deed, Mary Baddie, widow of Paulus Van der Beeck, confirmed to Anna Huyken, widow of William, the conveyance of 6 Aug 1679, by which Paulus Van der Beeck conveyed to William Huyken half of the farm formerly belonging to William Bredenbent, deceased.

Harry Macy Jr., "Some New Light on Aeltje Braconie and Maria Badie", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 142, pp. 21-36 (2011): 142:29. Kings Co., NY Deeds, 2:80. Hereinafter cited as "Some New Light on Aeltje Braconie and Maria Badie."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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