Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness
was also known as Cornelius Hendrickse Van Ness. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was born in 1599/0 at Nes, Island of Ameland, Netherlands. He was the son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Ness
and Gerritje (Unknown)
. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness resided at at Vianen on the Haverdijk, South Holland, Netherlands, in 1625. He married Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff
, daughter of Hendrick A. Van Der Burchgraeff
and Annetje Janse
, on 31 July 1625 at Harvendijk, Zeeland, Netherlands. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness and Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff
immigrated in August 1641 to Rensselaerseick, New Netherlands; probably came aboard the ship "den Eyckenboon" which arrived at New Amsterdam in August 1641. He is mentiooned with Andries de Vos and Corneilis Segers van Egmont as being the prionciple farmers of Rensselaerswyck colony whose terms all other farmes must accept in 1643. Cornelis, his wife and son-in-law Peter Claes, had arguments with Director Brant Aertsz van Slichtenhorst of Rensselaerswyck. These arguments resulted in several law suits, and Van Ness was forced to apoogize for the slanderous language he used against the Director. In 1648. On 25 August 1650 Cornelis Van Ness leased tor eight years a farm in Greenbush, Renssselaerswyck.
Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1652 and 1658. He was granted a patent fo 50 morgens of land at Amerrsfoort (Flatlands, Long Island), where in 1664 his dughter Grietie and her husband, Peter Claes, later called Wyckoff, lived on 23 May 1659. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1660 and 1661. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck in 1663. He married Maritie Damen
on 21 March 1663/64 at Renselaerwyck, Rensselaer County, New York. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was grandted a patent of 21 Morgens of land in Schenectady on 16 June 1664. He left a will in 1677 at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. He and Maritie Damen
resided at at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, in 1677. On 12 November 1684 the last record of Cornelis Van Ness, he is referred to as "old Van Nes."
Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness died after 12 November 1684 at Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.