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Nicholas STILLWELL

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  • Name Nicholas STILLWELL 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2311  Hays-Haine Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 

    Father Nicholas STILWELL 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice,   b. Abt 1570,   d. 27 May 1609  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail HOPTON 
    Children 
     1. Richard STILLWELL,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 1688, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  []
     2. Nicolas STILLWELL,   b. 1640,   d. 1715  (Age 75 years)  []
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anetje (Ann) VANDYCK,   b. New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah STILLWELL,   c. 13 Jan 1663, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1749  (Age ~ 85 years)  []
     2. John STILLWELL,   b. Abt 1660,   d. 1724  (Age ~ 64 years)  []
     3. Daniel STILLWELL,   b. 1653, New Amsterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     4. Thomas STILLWELL,   c. 09 Jul 1651, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1705  (Age ~ 53 years)  []
     5. Elias STILLWELL,   b. Abt 1657, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1705  (Age ~ 48 years)  []
     6. Mary STILLWELL,   b. Abt 1655, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708  (Age ~ 53 years)  []
     7. William STILLWELL,   c. 03 May 1648, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     8. Alice STILLWELL,   b. New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     9. Ann STILLWELL,   b. Abt 1643, New Ansterdam, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Lt.) Nicholas Stillwell immigrated to America in 1638. He had a tobacco plantation at the hamlet of Hopton on Manhattan in the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. Hopton was on the east shore of Manhattan, nearly opposite Blackwell's Island, in a small indentation called "Deutel" by the Dutch and "Turtle Bay" by the English.

      Nicholas and other Turtle Bay colonists temporarily abandoned this settlement in 1643 due to difficulties with the Indians and took refuge at Ft. Amsterdam. While at Ft. Amsterdam, they made the acquaintance of a group of English exiles who had left Massachusettes, Rhode Island and Connecticut to avoid religious persecution. This group included Lady Moody, her son Sir Henry Moody, Thomas Spicer, John Lake and others. These two groups joined and obtained permission from the Dutch government for a new settlement. A committee selected a site on Long Island from the unallocated lands of the Dutch West India Company. The new settlement was named Gravesend (Dutch, Graven-Zandi). Nicholas Stillwell seems to have had no use for Puritans and a decided preference for the Dutch. Because of differences between the two groups, it was decided to leave religious matters to the individual. Unusual in New England towns, no reservations were made for church purposes.

      In 1644, Nicholas Stillwell left the new colony for a year and led a force from New Netherlands against the Indians of Virginia.

      Toward the end of his life, in 1664, the Dutch colony of New Netherlands fell into English hands and was re-named New York.