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Janse Marcelis

Janse Marcelis

Male 1629 - 1700  (71 years)

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  • Name Janse Marcelis 
    Born 1629 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1700 
    Person ID I40277  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2020 

    Family Annatie Ryerse Gerritse,   b. 1627,   d. 30 Nov 1702  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Huybertje Marcelis,   b. 1662, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1730, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F13566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Marcellus Jans
      by
      Stefan Bielinski


      Marcellus Jans (Marselis Jansen) came from Bommel in Gelderland, Holland. He was the founder of the Marselis family of early Albany.

      In February 1655, he was a Beverwyck tavern owner who was fined for being open on Sunday. In 1661, he was identified as a "corporal" and on the payroll of the West India Company. Beginning In 1677, he was paid an annual stipend as the Albany "rattle watchman."

      During the 1660s, 70s, and 80s, he acquired and traded numerous parcels of land in Albany and its hinterland. He also was a frequent litigant and witness before the Albany court.

      In 1697, his house was enumerated on the census of Albany householders.

      His wife was Anna Gerrits. In June of 1690, five of their children were named in his will. They took the surname "Marselis." In 1683, he was a member of the Albany Dutch church.

      Marcellus Jans Van Bommel was dead by 1700. His wife was alive when he filed his will in 1690. She was left total use of all of his estate during her lifetime. She lived in Albany for more than a decade afterwards.