Thomas Theunissen Quick and Rymerick Juriaens Westfall

    Thomas Theunissen Quick was baptized 24 Apr 1644 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, the son of Theunis Thomassen Quick and Belitje Jacobs. Between 1662 and 1665, Thomas moved to Kingston, Ulster, New York. He seems to have had some trouble before he married with two of his employers, who both discharged him, according to New Amsterdam and Kingston court records.
Thomas married Rymerick (Rynberg) Jurriaensen Westphale (banns registered 7 Dec 1672).
    Rymerick was the daughter of Juriaen Westfael and Marritje Hansen. [1] On 8 June 1696, "the widow of Thomas Quick", along with her brothers Johannis, Claes, and Simon Westphalen and others bought land from Native Americans in the Minisink Valley (in New and New Jersey). Thomas probably died in 1695 or 1696, as his last child had been born in 1695.

Thomas and Rymerick had:

1. Teunis Quick, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 18 Apr 1675 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Claartje de Hooges 24 Sep 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
2. Antje Quick[2] born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Hendrick Decker 18 Dec 1696 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
3. Jurriaen Quick, born in Mombaccus, Ulster, New York, baptized 20 Apr 1679 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Rebecca Titsoort 21 Apr 1701 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
4. Johannes Quick, baptized 9 Sep 1683 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
5. Weyntje Quick, baptized 28 Mar 1686 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
6. Elletje Quick, baptized 21 Jul 1688 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
7. Johannes Kwik, born in Rochester, Ulster, New York, baptized 26 May 1691 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Bregjen Middag 20 Aug 1716 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
8. Wyntje Kwik, born in Rochester, Ulster, New York, baptized 29 Sep 1692 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Niclaas Schoonhoven 24 Feb 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
9. Geertje Quick, baptized 25 Aug 1695 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.

Sources:
1. Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.
2. Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).
3. Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Vol. I, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.
4. Versteeg, Dingman (trans.), New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Kingston Papers, 2 vols., original translation 1899, Samuel Oppenheim's pub. 1912, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.
5. 1696 Deed for Menissing and Waggacknock.


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at New Amsterdam.

Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
1644 Teunis Thomaszen Metselaer Thomas Albert Janszen,
24 Apr Belitje Jacobs Sybrant Claeszen,
Claes Beydegar,
en Sara Pieters

Source: Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.

Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
9 128 1675 Toomas Teunesen Teunes Capt. Chambers.
18 April (Wife not named) Margariedt Chambers.
12 181 1679 Thomas Theunisse Quick Jurriaen Jan Joosten.
20 April Reimerick Jurriaens Maeiken Hendrixs.
Theunes De Key.
19 323 1683 Thomas Quick Johannes Nicolaus Antoni.
9 Sept. Rynberg Westvael Engeltie Hendrixz.
26 462 1686 Thomas Quick Weyntie Simon Westvaal.
28 March Rynberg Westvaal Elsie Westvaal.
31 580 1688 Thomas Teunisse Quick Elletje Jacob Rustsen.
21 July Rymerick Jurieu Klaes Jurieu.
Martha Rustsen.
36 668 1691 Thomas Quik Johannes (No witnesses named.)
26 May (Wife's name not given.)
38 715 1692 Thomas Quik Wyntje (No witnesses named.)
29 Sept. (Mother not named.)
45 860 1695 Thomas Quick Geertje Carsten Luerse.
25 Aug. Rymerick Westphale Jacob Rutse.
Geertje Quick.

Kingston Marriage Register.

Page 512, Marriage Number 121
1696
24 Sept.
TEUNIS QUICK, j. m., born in Kingstouwn, and resid. in Mombackes (Mombaccus), [3] and CLAARTJE DE HOOGES, j. d., born and resid. in Horle (Hurley). Banns published, but dates not given.

Page 51, Marriage Number 126
1696
18 Dec.
HENDRICK DECKER, j. m., born in Kingstouwn, and ANTJE QUICK, j. d., born Kingstouwn, boh resid. in Mombackes (Mombaccus). Banns published, but dates not given.

Page 516, Marriage Number 168
1701
21 April
JURIE QUICK, j. m., born and resid. in Mombackes (Mombaccus), and REBECCA TITSOORT, j. d., born in Schannegtadde (Schenectady), and resid. in Mennissing (Minisink). Banns published, but dates not given.

Page 527, Marriage Number 291
1713
24 Feb.
NICLAAS SCHOONHOVEN, widower of NEELTJEN VAN DER SCHUYVE, born in Kingstown, and WEYNTJEN KWIK, j. d., born in Rosester (Rochester), and resid. in Mennissing (Minisink). Banns registered, 8 Feb.

Page 532, Marriage Number 355
1716
20 Aug.
JOHANNES KWIK, j. m., born in in Raysester (Rochester), and BREGJEN MIDDAG, j. d., born in Nescotak, [4] both resid. in Mennissing (Minisink). Banns registered, 29 July. Married in Menissing.

Source: Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press (New York), 1891).


From the Court Minutes of New Amsterdam

Volume IV, Page 162, 14 Nov 1662
Tomas Teunisen Quick, pltf. v/s Symon Clazen, deft. Deft. in default.
Weintje Teunis, pltf. v/s Symon Clazen, deft. Deft. in default.

Volume IV, Page 164, 21 Nov 1662
Thomas Teunissen Quick, pltf. v/s Symon Claasen, deft. Pltf. demands from deft. payment of wages earned, saying that he, the deft., discharged him, undertaking to prove it. Deft. denies that he has discharged him, saying that he ran away and let the work stand several times. Pltf. replying denies it, saying that deft. refused him food and wished to drive him away from the cupboard. The W. Court order pltf. to prove that deft. gave him the sack.

Volume IV, Page 166, 28 Nov 1662
Tomas Teunissen, pltf. v/s Symon Clazen, deft. Pltf. appearing with his sister, produces according to the order of last Court day declaration, that deft. bade him go away. Deft. on the declaration being read, says he never mentioned such reasons. Oventje [5], the pltfs. sister, appearing with the pltf. declares that the deft. discharged her brother saying, that he stated, he would not have his brother within his door. Deft. denies it, saying that pltf. ran away six or seven times and threatened to strike him, and says he can prove, that the pltf. boasted to him, he should make a fool of him as often, as he pleased. Pltf. is asked, how much the deft. got? Answers ninety five gldrs. in the half year and he received thereof twenty guilders, ten stivers. Parties are asked, if they will leave their case in question to the Magistrates as moderators and not as judges? Answer, Yes. Burgomasters and Schepens having heard parties decree and judge, that Symon Clasen shall pay to Tomas Teunissen fifty guilders for his service rendered him and order parties on both sides to trouble each other no more, which parties promise to do and to be content with the decision.

Source: Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Vol. I, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.


From the Court Records of Wildwyck (now Kingston, New York).

Vol. I, Page 236, 2 Jun 1665
Examination of the below-mentioned persons, in regard to the turmoil on May 26 last...
Tomas Teunissen Quick, having been asked what induced him on May 26 last to take hold of he gun, when he did not have the watch? says that he did as any other, and that he was very drunk. Neither does he know who took his gun from him.
Who persuaded him to do so? says that he was in company with a number of young fellows drinking and bowling, and then went out with the others. Of whom he received the word? says not being able to remember whether he had the word, because he was very drunk...

Vol. I, Page 258, 3 Nov 1665
Henderick Palingh, Plaintiff vs. Teunis Tomassen Quick, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 30 gldrs. in sewan, Defendant admits the debt and promises to satisfy plaintiff in five or six days. The hon. court orders defendant to satisfy plaintiff's demands, as per his promise, in the above stated time.

Vol. I, Page 345, 26 Mar/5 Apr 1667
Willem Beeckman, Plaintiff vs. Tomas Teunissen Quick, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 43 gldrs. 16 st. in sewan, for delivered goods. Defendant admits the debt. The hon. court orders defendant to satisfy plaintiff's demand.

Vol. I, Page 372, 5/15 Nov 1667
Willem Beeckman, Plaintiff vs. Thomas Quick, Defendant. Absent.

Vol. I, Page 380, 3/13 Dec 1667
Thomas Quick, Plaintiff vs. Reyner Van Coelen, Defendant
Plaintiff says that defendant hired him till May for 40 sch. of wheat and that defendant has now discharged him without reasons. Therefore, he demands his full hire. Defendant says that he hired his man Thomas Quick till May and that he ordered him to cart wood which he refused, and that he several times fed clean wheat to the horses, which he did to cause trouble. Plaintiff denies having fed the horses clean wheat. Defendant agrees to prove the same and produces his threshers Jacob Van Etten and Jan Broerssen, who declare having seen several times wheat in the horses' manger. Leendert Barents also a thresher declares having taken a quantity of wheat out of the horses' manger and all the threshers together say that said Thomas Quick has several times fed the threshed wheat against their will to the horses. The hon. court, having considered the case, orders defendant to pay plaintiff in proportion of his rendered services and time.

Vol. II, Page 392, 11/21 Feb 1667/8
Thomas Elger, Plaintiff vs. Thomas Quick, Defendant. Default.

Vol. II, Page 392, 11/21 Feb 1667/8
Freryck Peters, Warnaer Horenbeeck, Thomas Quick and Matth. Blanchan request the hon. court to have judicially enforced their obtained judgments against Reynier Van Coelen. The officer is ordered to proceed with the execution.

Vol. II, Page 393 18/28 Feb 1667/8
Thomas Elger, Plaintiff vs. Thomas Quick, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant eight gldrs. and the costs of the present. Defendant admits the debt and is therefore ordered to satisfy plaintiff's demand with costs.

Vol. II, Page 398, 3/13 Mar 1667/8
Mr. Christoffel Berisford, Plaintiff vs. Tomas Quick, Defendant. Default.

Vol. II, Page 401, 10/20 Mar 1667/8
Mr. Berisford, Plaintiff vs. Tomas Quick, Defendant.
Plaintiff demands of defendant 88 gldrs. for Mrs. Brodhad. Defendant admits the debt of 82 gldrs., and says having a claim against Mrs. Brodhad for a pair of shoes. Plaintiff answers and says intending to write Mrs. Brodhad concerning the shoes, as also concerning six (quarter- ?). which defendant says she also received. The hon. court orders defendant to pay plaintiff the admitted 82 gldrs.

Vol. II, Page 408, 21 Apr 1668
Herman Hend., Plaintiff vs. Tomas Quick, Defendant. Default.

Vol. II, Page 423, 9/19 Feb 1668/9
Harmen Hendricksen, Plaintiff vs. Thomas Teunesen Quick, Defendant. Default.

Vol. II, Page 489, 7 Dec 1672
This December 7, 1672, William Fisher had his banns registered with Jannetie Crafford of Amsterdam which banns shall be publicly announced in the church tomorrow.
Same date, Thoomas Teunesen Quick, born at New York and Rynbregh Jurriaensen, born at Kingston.

Vol. II, Page 536, 13 Dec 1675
Jan Pietersen, Plaintiff vs. Dirck Hendrix, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant pain money, doctor's bill and loss of time, because defendant has wounded him, amounting in all to 10 sch. of wheat. Defendant say that plaintiff has hit his wife on the nose, so that her nose and mouth were bleeding, and that plaintiff has challenged him. Offers to prove the same. Wybreg Jurriaensen, having been heard under oath, and also Joosje Trophaegen, say that Griedt Gooyers assaulted Jan Pietersen, and that Jan Pietersen hit her so that her nose bled, and that he said, "Let her husband come, you are a woman." And she said, "Ho there, give me a knife." Thereupon Dirck came with a sword at Quick's house. Jan Pietersen said, "Come with the same arms as I have." Then they went to a tree and commenced to fight, where old Machiel separated them. Joosje Trophaegen said having heard Jan Pietersen say to Griedt Gojers that she should leave him alone. "You whore, I have nothing to do with you, let your husband come." Has also seen them fighting with knives near a tree.

From the Kingston, Ulster, New York Secretary's Papers

Vol. II, Page 704, 7 Oct 1671
(Signed as witness of the lease of a farm by Capt. Thomas Chamber to Henderick Albertsen and Adriaen Fransen:)
...the mark  of Toomas Tonnesen Quick...

Source: Versteeg, Dingman (trans.), New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Kingston Papers, 2 vols., original translation 1899, Samuel Oppenheim's pub. 1912, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.


Deed (1696)

Know all men by these present that Achparreny, Orreguan, Harmon Hekan, Tadepaa, Sansanan, Wackheeck, Toorakawa, Paghetenson, Koerdereson. Tindemopigton, Namesjaront, Mabertogaropson, Tonnespaam, Mossingsinck, Capiskeham, Indians sendeth greetings, for and in consideration of fifty pounds current money five guns, five blancoats, five coats of shrouds, five coats duffels, five laps, five shirts, five pistols, five drawn knives, five axes, five hats, five pair of stockings, five swords, fifty pounds of powder, two ancors rum, forty barrels lead, fifty needles, fifty ailds, fifty fishing hooks, eight barrels strong beere (?), and six fur coats to them in kind payed before ensealing and delivery of those present by Jacob Rutse Gerrit Aarios, Jacob Aartss, Dan Honan, Conraet Elmendorph, Thomas Swartout, Dirck Vanderburgh, Anthony Swartout, Jacob Cuddeback, Johannis Westphalen, Claes Westphalen, and Simon Westphalen, the widow of Thomas Quick, Barnardus Swartout, Peter Gumair, Elyas Und Cornelis Switts Hendrick Janson Cornelius Clase, Cornellus De Duyster, Hendrick Decker have bargained sold and assigned and leftover to the said Jacob Rutse, Gerrit Aartss, Jacob Aartss and Dan Honan, Thomas Swartout and the rest of the partners that have obtained a grant from his estate and council for Monissing and Waggackemech. All that certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the bounds of Menissing & Waggacknock beginning at the west bound of the land called Noponack to a small runn of water called by the Indian name of Assawagkemeck and soe alongst said run of water and the land of Hansjorr the Indyan, to have and to hold the said tract of land unto the said Jacob Rutse, Gerrit Aartss, Jacob Aartss Dan Honan, Thomas Swartout and the rest of the partners above their heirs and assigns forever. The said Ackparreny, Orreguon, Hermon Hokan {sic} Dotti (?) futher covenant, promise engage to warrand and defend the said Jacob Rutse, Gerrit Aartss Jacob Aartss, Dan Honan, Thomas Swartout, and the rest of the partners, for the said land against all manner of Indyans that shall claim the lands. In testimony whereof wee have hereunto left our hands in Kingstowne this 8th day of June 1696

Signed in the presence of
Roscoff Swartout
 

W.D. Meyer

In the presence of
Dirck Schopnoos
Justice of the peace
 

A true copy &c
J. Wottinghan clerk
 

Ackparreny X his mark
Orreguan X his mark
Harmon Hekan X his mark
Tadepaa X his mark
Sansanan X his mark
Wackheeck X his mark
Toorakawa X his mark
Paghetenson X his mark
Koerderson X his mark
Tindemopigton X his mark
Namesjarout X his mark
Mabertogaroposon X his mark
Tonnespaam X his mark
Mossingsinck X his mark
Capiskeham X his mark
Tonnespaam X his mark
Paghetesson X his mark


Footnotes

[1] Reymerick and Thomas' second eldest son is named Jurriaen and also, Reymerick used the patronym of Jurians, indicating that her father was Juriaen. In addition, the widow of Thomas Quick was named in a deed just after the names of Johannis, Claes, and Simon Westphalen.
[2] No baptismal record was extant for Antje. Hendrick and Antje (Hanna) had their eldest son, Thomas, baptized in the Kingston DRC (#1485). This indicates a probable connection to Thomas Theunissen Quick's family.
[3] Note from R. R. Hoes: "Mombaccus was the early name for the general tract of country now embraced, in whole or in part, in the town of Rochester, Ulster Co. This tract was not called Rochester until early in the last century (18th century), after which the name of Mombaccus was applied, as it now is, to a small locality in the same town." (Italics added by MB.)
[4] Note from R. R. Hoes: "Nescotak was originally the Indian name of 'a certain tract of land (in Ulster Co., N. Y.) on the Paltz river, belonging to Col. Jacob Rutsen, known by the name of Guilford.' See N. Y. 'Land Papers,' pp. 105, 181.
[5] It is believed that this was a mistranscription and should read “Wentje”, not “Oventje”. The Ov- would have been the W- with O being the first part (with a flourish) of the W and the v the second part.MB


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