Carel (interpreted as Carl or Charles) ENJART of Flanders (Holland) was born 26 June 1625. He appears to have married ca 1650 in Holland to an unknown wife. Their first born child, Yellis, was born 01 February 1651/52.
One "CHARLES ENGARD" appears 1646 in York County, Virginia, then disappears from records. Was this our Carl/Charles ENJART? Then as "Charles ENSARDT" he appears to have made an affidavit in connection with a trial in New Amsterdam (New York) as early as 15 March 1655.
Sometime before or in 1655 Carel immigrated alone to America.
"Court Minutes of New Amsterdam" for CHARLES ENSARDT
15 Mar 1655
"Cornelis van Tienhoven in quality of Sheriff, pltf (plantiff) v/s Jacques de la Motthe deft. The Hon(ora)ble pltf. requests, that deft. may be heard and examined before the Court on certain interrogatories as to what he has seen at Leendert Aerden's house between Nicolaes Hosteyn and Geurt Coerten's wife. Deft. answered on the Interrogatories and confirmed his declaration by oath. Done in Court aforesaid. Cornelis van Tienhoven in quality of Sheriff demands, in writing, as the Court has heard the declaration of the beforenamed Jacques de la Motthe, and seen the affidavit of CHARLES ENSARDT, whence it appears that Nicolaes van Holsteyn and Geertie, wife of Geurt Coerten, were caught in adultery, that the Court shall imprison the afresaid Geertie, and then proceed duly against her and the said Nicholaes Meyyer. Whereupon was by the W. Court endorsed" Fiat, this 15th March 1655."
Minutes of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, 1653-1655, New York, 1897.
Republished: Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1976, p. 298)
Sometime after this, he appears to have returned to Holland for another son (unknown) was born 1656/1657, and in 1660 a daughter (unknown) was born. He apparently gathered his family and belongings together for a permanent trip to New Amsterdam (NY). So in 1664 Carel immigrated with his family (wife and three children) to New Amsterdam. They boarded the Dutch vessel, De-E(e)ndracht (aka Concord), which was under contract with the West India Company to settle the new land.
More research and documentation needed.
Theories of Carel being father of Yellis/Giles appears based upon preponderance of evidence at this time.
The family settled on Staten Island, New York residing in what is now Richmond County, New York. There is no found record indicating the wife's name nor her death. There is no record found at this time recording additional information on the family or death of Carel. The Olive Tree Genealogy Immigrant Registry indicates that Carel was deceased after 1664 at Staten Island, Richmond County, NY. Of the three children who accompanied the family, Yellis Enjart, is the only one known to marry and have children.
YELLIS (aka Giles) ENJART/ENYART, son of Carel (aka Charles) Enjart/Enyart and unknown wife, is the only known child of the three children who came with his parents. It is not known if the other children survived to adulthood, married and had children. Yellis was born was born 01 February 1651/52 in the Netherlands, and immigrated with his parents and siblings to America in 1664.
Yellis married 1st to Antje (Alice) VAN WOGGELUM and 2nd to Trientie 'Catherine' Servaes VLIERBOOM.
(Source: Internet, Jan 2000, The Roll Family Genealogy Windmill by William Henry ROLL, A Genealogy of the Roll, Van Woggelum, and Related Families)
In records, Yellis is listed as a farmer and in 1701 is said to to be a highway surveyor of Staten Island.
It appears that sometime after the above date that Yellis was deceased.
He is said to have died March 1706-1707 Staten Island, Richmond County, New York or in Orange, Orange County, New York.
I also have referenced a book called "Pioneers & Founders of New Netherland" which I know nothing about. Can anyone else fill me in on references that they may have concerning the above information? We need to validate this history...step by step. My e-mail is at the bottom here on this page. Or, if you are a member of the discussion list, you are welcome to share your comments with the list. We need to get in writing so all can have input. This is your history and my husband's [David Hancock] history. [ASH]