Govert
Loockermans
ID
151 - Govert Loockermans
Gender
Male
Born
1612-00-00
Died
1671-03-00
Occupation(s):
Ancestor Notes

PORTRAIT USED FOR 3D MODEL IS A PLACEHOLDER. Future research may lead to a validated portrait of Govert Loockermans. For the moment we have used A. van Dyck's portrait of Frans Snyder. TD 8-3-09

See the NYC Municipal Archives & The Archives of the The City of Amsterdam for documents and stories about Govert
http://www.archives.nyc/newamsterdamstories/loockermans/

See this link for his appointment as the orphan master:
http://digitalcollections.archives.nysed.gov/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/55412

Biographical Notes:

Loockermans, Govert (1612-1671), JACOB LEISLER’s step-father-in-law, merchant; born Turnhout, Antwerp Province, Spanish Netherlands, son of Jacob Loockermans and Mayken Leonarts; bapt. Sint-Pieter’s Roman Catholic Church, July 2, 1612; arrived in New Netherland as cook’s mate aboard St. Martyn, 1633; employed as Company clerk 1634-1639; New Netherland agent for the Amsterdam firm of Gillis Verbrugge [q.v.], 1641; married (1) Ariantje Jans (d. Amsterdam, 1649), widowed niece of Verbrugge, Amsterdam, Feb. 26, 1641; issue: Marritje [Maria or Mary] Loockermans [q.v.] and Jannetje Loockermans; closely associated in business with Adriantje’s brother-in-law, Jacob Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven and brother-in-law Oloff van Cortlandt [q.v.]; received patent with Cornelis Leendersz, father of Dirck Cornelissen van Wensveen [q.v.], for a house on East River, Manhattan, March 1642; received with Isaac Allerton two lots of over 161 rods on east side of the great highway, Manhattan, 1643; forbidden to trade on South [Delaware] River, 1644; vocal opponent of the policies of Company director Willem Kieft; selected to the Board of Nine Men, September 1647; elected fire inspector, 1655; schepen 1656, 1660; churchwarden 1656-1665; made New Amsterdam Great Burgher, April 1657; orphan master 1663-1665; married (3) Marritje Jans [q.v.], with intention dated July 11,1649; issue: Jacob Loockermans [q.v.]; separated, 1666; moved to New Utrecht, 1666; died intestate March 1671, leaving an estate valued at 52,702 guilders. Govert was also involved in the fur trade as were many of the settlers : "In 1647 Govert Loockermans hoped to dispatch approximately two thousand pelts." The Colony of New Netherland, Jaap Jacobs, p110. The shipment mentioned here went down on the Princess Amelia, see Ship Journeys for more. To purchase the book click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801475163?ie=UTF8&tag=friendsofnewneth&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0801475163 See also Ship Journeys 1641-King David, Govert and his wife are listed as 'returning to New Netherland' in the passenger list of this vessel.

Biographical Notes Source:

David Voorhees, Jacob Leisler Papers; See also Stokes Taxlot Q14 fo more details. The audio clip below is from the Amsterdam/New Amsterdam Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, 2009.

Vorhees Notes

David Voorhees, Jacob Leisler Papers; See also Stokes Taxlot Q14 fo more details. The audio clip below is from the Amsterdam/New Amsterdam Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, 2009.