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Ancestors of Sherry Lea Ratchford


13568. Roelof Swartwout

The surname Swartwout, literally meaning "Black Forest", was derived from a forest covered manor in Frisia, now located north of the city of Leeuwarden in the district of Ferwerderadeel in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands.

The ancestor in Holland from whom the American family claims descent was Roeloff Swartwout of Gronigern, Holland. Roeloff was born about 1585 and married Catryna (last name unknown) sometime before 1607. He died in 1634, and she predeceased him. They had four sons -- Wybrant, Tomys, Herman and Aldert.

13575. Gysje Geesje Barentsdotter

Name of Ship: Den Waterhondt Arrival Date: Fall of 1640 Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ca 1591 Altenbruch Germany? Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: ca 1648? NY Immigrant's Spouse: Barent (Van) ROTTMER Source of Information: Bradt: A Norwegian Family in Colonial NY by Peter R. Christoph Immigrant's Children: Annatie Barents Van Rottmer b ca 1608 Germany m Albert Andriessen de Noorman aka BRADT b 1607 Norway Barent Barents Van Rottmer b ca 1610 Germany m1 Annetie Jans van Schoonhoven m2 Cathalina Michiels m3 Annetie Jans
Notes: Geesjie's name can be written Gissel/Geesie. She was known as Barents and Barentsdr. (Barentsdotter) meaning "d/o a man named Barent". Geesjie married ca 1640 or earlier, Pieter Jacobsz VAN RYNSBURGH a gunner at Fort Orange. She filed a joint will with Pieter in June 1642 in New Amsterdam.
On April 12, 1648 Pieter paid for an adult pall at Fort Orange, so it is likely that Geesjie had died that previous winter or in the spring. Pieter went on to marry Elisabeth d'HONNEUR.