Gérard de Forest

Gérard de Forest[1]

Male 1583 - 1654  (71 years)    Has 57 ancestors and 21 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Gérard de Forest 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1583  Avesnes, Flandres, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1654  Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I161076  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father Jean de Forest,   b. 1543, Avesnes-sur-Helpe, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1620, Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anne Maillart,   b. 1551, Felleries, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1640, Amsterdam, NH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1570 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F31375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther de LaGrange,   b. Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Aug 1611  Leiden, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Crispin de Forest,   b. 9 Dec 1612, Avesnes, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1636, Amsterdam, NH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F64849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Gerard was a dyer as was his brother Jesse. He was quite fortunate having invested in the fur trading post of Van Rensselaer near Fort Orange (now Albany, NY) to the extent that he appears in a notarized contract witnessed by the notary van
      den Ven on August 8, 1636.
      Gérard, had signed a contract on 8 August 1636, to finance half the cost of establishing the settlement of Fort Orange (Albany, New York) (E. De Forest 1914, 2:350-352). This colonial initiative was under the leadership of Kiliaen van Rennsselaer (L. Forest 1977, 27-28).
      According to J. W. De Forest (1900, 55, 186), the probate records of The Hague indicate that the estate of Gérard de Forest, widower of Hester de la Grange, was partitioned on 7 June 1656. His heirs are listed as Crispin des Forest, Sara des Forest, widow of Barent von de Kaskelen, and David de Toit, husband of Hester des Forest. They are dividing an estate valued at 15,325 florins.
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      Huguenot name

  • Sources 
    1. [S1209] History of the Acadians, Vol. 2.


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