was also known as Claes Jansen Romeyn. He was also known as Klaes Jansen Romeyn. He was also known as Klaes Jansen. He was also known as Klaes Romeyn. He was also known as Claes J. Romeyn. He was baptized on 21 July 1652 at Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, New York County, New York. He was the son of Jan Claeszen
and Leysebet (Unknown)
. Claes Jansen resided at at New Amersfoort, Kings County, New York, in 1679. He married Styntje Albertse Terhune
, daughter of Albert Albertse Terhune
and Geertje Denyce
, on 2 May 1680 at Dutch Reformed Church, Amersfort, Kings County, New York. Claes Jansen resided at at New Amersfoort, Kings County, New York, in 1692. He resided at at New Barbados Twp., Bergen County, New Jersey, on 2 December 1695. John Bergen of Bergen County to Claes Yansen Romine of Essex County, 150 morgens, S. E. of Hackingsack R., N. E. Albert Albertson Terhune, N. W. a branch, S. W. Urion Luberts: also 15 morgens of meadow, down Hackingsack R., Lot 10 on 15 May 1696. He John Berry of Bergen Co., to Claes Yansen Romine of Essex Co., for lot No.1 of Hackingsack meadows, formerly surveyed for Antony Antonyseen on 5 November 1696. John Berry of Bergen Co., to Claes Yansen Romine of Essex Co., for 360 acres in Essex Co., S. E. Folker Hanson, N. W. fresh meadow and swamp adjoing, William Bertholfe, Nico. Devo and Sadle River on 10 September 1697. Patent to Clause Yansen Romine of New Barbados Neck, Essex Co., for 600 acres in said Co., S. W. Sadle River, on all sides unsurveyed, including 20 a. of meadow on the West side of Pescack R., S. E. from the first tract and at the rear of Gawen Lawrie on Hackingsack R. On 30 November 1697. On after 9 December 1697 Petition of __________ Romany and others, inhabitants of "New Ears", for license to purchase the four Indian fields, lying in Orange County, between Saddle River and Hackensack, known by the names of Wiremen's, Peskeeck, Gomagkie and Narrasonck.
On 1 December 1698 Claes John Romine and Elias Macheilson, John Treat, Jasper Craine and John Harriman, Sr. made return of the election results for Essex Co, NJ to Sherrif Wm. Sandford.
Claes Romine, yeoman, of Bergen Co., New Jersey to Paulus vander Beck, yeoman, of same Claes Jansen90, 60 acres, west side of Hackensack River, joining John Bardan and David Ackerman...line of Poulus vander Beck and Isaac van Giesen. Signed Claes Romine. Wit: Jan Bardan, Jan [X] Verway and Jorst Ryersen. On 20 January 1715. He sold land Claes and Carhina Romine, yeoman, of Bergen Co, New Jersey to John Romine, of same, Claes Jansen400, west side of Hackensack River and next to Saddle River...line of Isaac van Giesen and Jurion Westervelt...paid to heirs of John Berry...indenture made 15 July 1696 between John Berry and Clase Romine, father to the said John Romine. Signed Claes Romine and Carhina (X) Romine. Wit: David Ackerman, John Bardan, Thomas van Boskerk and George Ryerson on 23 April 1715. He left a will on 31 October 1719 at New York City, New York County, New York.
In the name of God, Amen. This 31 day of October, 1718, I, CLAAS ROMEYN, of the outward of the City of New York, being in perfect health. I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me, trusting to be saved through the only merit of my Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And as touching the disposal of my temporal estate as follows. I leave to my wife, Chrystintie Romeyn, for her natural life (she remainging my widow and not otherwise), all my estate, real and personal. After her death I give to my eldest son, John Romeyn, if preference to all other gifts, all that land and farm now in my possession, on New York island, which I bought of Captain Edward Blagge, and he is to pay for the same, for the use of all my heris, the sum of 600 Pounds. If he refuses to do, my executors are to sell the same, and my son Samuel is to have the use of 100 Pounds for six years without interest. The 600 Pounds of the proceeds of the farm, are to be divided among my children and grandchildren, namely, John, Albert, Daniel, and Samuel Romeyn, Gertrude, wife of Danie [David] Akerman. The four children of my daughter Leysbet, wife of John Sabrissie, deceased (for one share), Lydia, wife of Johanes Slingerland, and Saertie, wife of Hendrick Van Giesen. All the rest of my estate, after my wife's decease, is to go to all my children. I appoint my sons, John, Daniel, and Albert, executors." Witnesses, Esther Chevalier, Rip Van Dam, Jr., Stephen Bayard. Proved, November 16, 1730, before Frederick Morris, "being by me delegated thereto." John Montgomerie.
His estate was proved on 16 November 1730 at New York; The probate date more likely reflects the date of the death of his wife rather than his own as it provides for her to hold everything for her lifetime as long as she remains his widow. Only after her death is the estate to be divided. The exact date of his death has not yet been found.