Jan Dirckszen Meyer
was also known as Jan Meyers. He was also known as Jan Dirkszen Meyers. Jan Dirckszen Meyer was born circa 1630 at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He was the son of Dirk Meyer
. Jan Dirckszen Meyer married Tryntje Andries Grevenraet
, daughter of Andries Grevenraet
and Metje Jans
, at New Amsterdam, New York County, New York.
ORDINANCE Of the Governor-General and Council of New Netherland directing the demolishing and removal of certain Buildings in New Orange, and providing payment for the same. Passed 16 October, 1673. [N. Y. Col. MSS. XXIII. 119.] Preamble WHEREAS Fort Willem Hendrick and the city of New Orange, situate on Manhatans Island, is seriously incumbered and weakened by the houses, gardens and orchards which lie so close under its walls and bulwarks, that it is impossible to defend it properly when occasion requires, against its enemies, unless at least some of those houses, lots and orchards be demolished and removed. It is therefore considered necessary by the Governor General, by and with the previous advice of his Council, to demolish, pull down, and remove the undernamed houses, gardens and orchards, and the owners thereof are hereby most strictly ordered and commanded instantly to commence demolishing and pulling down their houses, gardens and orchards, and to remove them to such lots as are laid out within this City by the Governor’s order to that end, and shall be shown to each of them by the Burgomasters, on pain of depriving those who shall be found contumacious or negligent, of the indemnity, which, according to the terms of this publication, are granted and allowed to the following persons or those among them who shall come to remove their undernamed houses, gardens and orchards, and, over and above, on the first arrival of some ships, of having their houses demolished or burned, to wit: The houses, gardens and orchards of Peter de Riemer, Lodewyck Post, George Cobbet, Jan Dircksen Meyer, Jacobus van de Water, Symon Blanck, Andries Meyer, Gerrit Hendricx, Peter Jansen Slott, situate under the walls and bulwarks of Fort Willem Hendrick. Gerrit Jansen Boos, Peter Stoutenburgh, Henry Taylor, The Lutheran congregation, Willem van Vredenburgh, Peter Jansen Miesier, Martin Meyer Smith, Augustine Hermans, Lysbet Tyssen, Peter Harnsen, situate under the fortification and bulwarks of the city of New Orange. Johannis van Brugh, Sara van Borsim. But whereas said houses cannot be removed except at great and heavy expense to the proprietors, to whom, in return, indemnification and satisfaction ought, in equity, be allowed, because said removal is done for the public benefit and better defense; it is therefore resolved, that the grounds and lots belonging to said persons, with the necessary expense which they shall happen to incur in the removal of their houses, shall be valued by impartial persons, and to the proprietors instead of these lots shall be shown and conveyed, subject to like valuation, any other lots within this city, to which they will be at liberty to remove, and whatever their canceled lots and the expenses of removing their houses, will be found to exceed in value what shall be shown them instead, shall be promptly made good, fulfilled and paid to them from the extra Duty which, for that purpose, it is resolved and ordered to collect from now henceforth, until said indemnity and damage shall be promptly paid to said persons, and no longer, to wit: From all Beavers and peltries which will be exported from this government to Patria or elsewhere after the publication hereof, two and one-half per cent. From Duffels and Blankets, imported from Patria or elsewhere into this government, two per cent. And from powder, lead, muskets, wines, brandies, distilled waters and rum, five per cent. Hereby ordering and commanding all and every, the subjects and inhabitants of this government and all others whom it in any wise concerns, that they shall have to give notice to the Collector of the importation or exportation of the above specified goods, and shall pay therefore the said.
Jan Dirckszen Meyer married Beertjen Kip
, daughter of Hendrick Hendrickson Kip
and Tryntie Lubberts
, on 12 December 1677 at New York City, New York County, New York. Jan Dirckszen Meyer died on 17 January 1700 at New York City, New York County, New York.