Jan Evertszen Bout
Jan Evertson Bout was the first known settler of the Village of
Communipaw (Mill Creek Point) which was a row of houses facing New York
Bay from Mill Creek southerly, later outlined by the present Phillips St,
with scattered houses between the shore and the hill to the west. This
area later was incorporated into the village of Bergen and is now in
Jersey City, NJ.
Jan came to this area in 1634 as an official of Michael Pauw, the Patroon. Bout sold in 1646 a portion of his farm to Michael Jansen and moved to Breuckelen (Brooklyn). He moved because of the Indian War which burnt down his house and barn. Considered a leader of New Amsterdam listed in the settlement of Cornelius Van Vorst estate.
Soldiers attacked the Indians at Jan De Lacher's Hook behind Jan Evertsen Bout's bouwery at Pavonia (set up in 1630 when Michael Paauw, Lord of Achttienhoven, caused to be purchased for him from the Indians not only the tract on which Hoboken now stnads but also Ahasymus and the entire territory extending from there to the Kill van Kull. The entire tract was called Pavonia) on 24 Feb 1643.
When the original board of Twelve Men convened 29 Aug 1641 to advise the government about the course of action to follow in dealing with the Indians (composed of delegates from Manhattan and surrounding settlements) Jan Evertsen Bout was added to the Pavonia members. Jan Evertsen Bout's house & barn had been destroyed by the Indians. Jan's land produced a good wheat crop and was sold to Michel Jansen Vreeland for 8,000 guilders.
From Bergen Records, 1666-1788 Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen in NJ by Dingman Versteeg & Thomas E. Vermilye, Jr. pp 4, 11, 12, 14 v2; 1, 2 v3.
E.B.O'Callaghan, "The Register of NEW NETHERLAND 1626 to 1674,"
(Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc, by Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Inc., 1995) Originally published Albany, NY 1865.
On page 52: The Twelve Men.
"This Board represented Manhattan, Breuckelen and Pavonia, and were
elected to suggest means to punish the Indians for a murder they had committed. This is the
first glimmer of a Representative form of Government within the limits of the present States of New York
and New Jersey.
1641 Aug.29. David Pietersen de Vries, President
Jan Jansen Dam,
Abram Pietersen, the Miller.
Jochim Pietersen Kuyter,
In a subsequent record occur the names of:
John Evertsen Bout,
1642 Feb. 18. Board abolished."
* Banished in November 1642, for having spoken disrespectfully of Govenor Kieft.
AND on page 53: "The Eight Men.
Elected to adopt measures against the Indians. These delegates were to meet every Saturday for deliberation. Five was a quorum.
1643 Sept. 13. Jochim Pietersen Kuyter,
Jan Jansen Dam,
Abraham Pietersen, the Miller.
Gerrit Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven),
Sept. 15 Jan Evertsen Bout, vice Dam expelled.
1645. Jacob Stoffelsen,
Jan Evertsen Bout,
Oloff Stevensen van Cortland."
www.ancestry.com NYC Wills
Page 67.--Whereas JAN EVERTS BOUT, late of Brooklyn, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, did in his will appoint Adrian Heggeman of Flatbush, alias Midwout, his executor; and there being no Court of Sessions until the month of December, he is confirmed as executor, September 27, 1671. Francis Lovelace.