The New York genealogical and biographical record Volume 31

 
9781130533286: The New York genealogical and biographical record Volume 31

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...of Early New York. It may be found in Documents, etc., page 256 et seq. and page 323 et seq.; Doc. Hist., N. Y., Vol. 4, page 39 et seq., and in Bt-Centenary Re-union of the Descendants The authorities above cited contain many accounts of the acts of Roosa in the early making of Kingston, in all of which he appears as a leader and director of events. In September, 1665, soon after New Netherland had become a Province of Great Britain, the English Governor, Richard Nicolls, visited Kingston and placed Captain Daniel Brodhead in command at that place. Owing to that officer's tyrannical conduct, and the many acts of oppression and cruelty by the English soldiers under his command, the inhabitants rose in open hostility in 1667. In their petition to Governor Nicholls for redress, the inhabitants set forth numerous deeds of cruelty by the soldiers; eight of the items are as follows, viz: "I. Cornelis Barentsen Sleght is beaten in his owne house by his Souldr. George Porter, and after this by the other Souldrs. forced to prison, and was by some souldrs. at his imprisonment used very hard. 3. It is happened that Capt. Broadhead, comminge at the house of Lewis Du Bois tooke an anchor of Brandy and throwed it upon the ground, because the sd. Bois Refused him Brandy without paiment, and did Likewise force this sd. Bois to give him Brandy: 4. And the sd. Bois his wife coming for hur monny at the sd. Broadheads house, he drove the said Bois his wife, with a beare knyff out of his house. 6. Albert Heymans Roos, going with his plouw yron towards the Smits, was assalted by five souldrs. whoe wounded him very much, whereupon 7. The souldiers said the sd. Albert Heymans going without any Reason brought him to Imprisonment was most griviously wounded by Richard Hamer. 1...

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