Arian Fransen Langet
(Abt 1658-Bef 1699)


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Rachel Jansen Pier

Arian Fransen Langet 2

  • Born: Abt 1658, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Marriage: Rachel Jansen Pier about 1678
  • Died: Bef 1699, Ulster, New York

bullet   Other names for Arian were Adrian, Arian Fransz, Arie, Arien, de Lange, Arie Fransen Delange, DeLeng, DeLong and Franssen.


bullet  General Notes:

Have seen birth listed as Abt. 1639 in Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Father supposedly Frans Delange

may have come from Etten en Leur, Noord Brabent, Netherlands

Frederick A. Virkus - Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy:
Aryan Fransen (Aaron the Frenchman) DELONG, Huguenot; fled to Holland; settled at Kingston, R.I.; m Rachel Jansen PYER.{{Virkus as Ref: There is absolutely no primary evidence to support the claim of Huguenot descent. This was a 19th. century gloss based on Americans' desire to take everything possibly construed as French (e.g. the De) and claim it was so. As to our subject he seems to have been good old Dutch Arie Frans] "Nothing is known of Arie Fransen (sometimes surnamed Langet, Langerth)'s birth and all we know he was living 1693-5 and deadby 1699...a birth ca 1650 is perhaps based on his being the Arian ffrancon of the militia in 1670. He could have been a different man and younger - his first known child was 1680 (or another possible 1678). Or he might have been the Arenk Franken who sailed for the New Netherlands Feb 12, 1659 on board the "DeTrouw". This could throw his birth back to ca 1640 or even earlier."
1st. Generation: ARIE FRANSEN, a Dutch Patronymic meaning Aaronson of Frans, was probably born in the Netherlands. Mention will now be made of an Amsterdam church record for the reference of future researchers, however it seems a few years too late to be subject Arie who was in the N.Y.Militia in 1670, and far too late if he were the immigrant of 1659. This ref. is either a birth or baptism on March 5, 1656 in Amsterdam, Netherlands for one Ariaen Fransen, son of Fran Fransen and Ariaantje Pieters (Ref: Bijzonderh 105 Kerk 61). --Surnames were just coming into common usage among the Dutch in Arie's lifetime, in some but not all records, he is surnamed Langet and similar variations, probably a reference to his height and conveniently serving to distinguish him from a shorter Arie nearby though we have no reason to think it was another Arie Fransen. Thus he is found in either church or other documents as Ary Frans Langet, Ariaan France Lange and Arie Fransen Langerth, but in others simply as Aryan Fransen, Ary Frans, Arie Fransen, Ary Franze, Ariaan France, Adriaan Franzen etc. His children became DeLanges, his grandchildren became DeLongs. Such versions as France reflect solely the inconsistancy of spelling in this era but regrettably are the source of such mistranslations as "Aaron the Frenchman". It is of course possible that he could have originated from a French Reformed (Huguenot) family, many of which did go into the Netherlands, but there is absolutely nothing existing in primary evidence which would confirm so. 1659 - The February 12, 1659 passenger list for the ship "DeTrouw" (The Faith) from Netherlands to New Netherlands includes Arent Franken, a baker from Jever, no doubt a place somewhere in Holland though some researchers have associated it with both the French towns of Evron near Lavalle in Moyenne, and Evran, Cotes-du-Nord, Brittany. 1670 - Under yet another version if his patronymic, he appears as Arian Francon, one of a group of militiamen. (New York StateLibrary #22:99, Minutes of Executive Council of Province of New York). Perhaps this is also the source of the statement he appeared this year on the muster roll of Captain Pawlings's company. The Minutes apparently indicate he and others drew lots "the following day" at Kingston, Marble- town and Esopus. This is presumably the origin of the 32 acres he reportedly had at "ye roundout kill" which is Esopus. Thus he was in Ulster Co. by this date and likely earlier. 1671 - Adrian Fransen was witness in a knife assault (Versteeg's NY Historical Manuscripts Dutch - Kingston Papers p.464). 1671 - ...Appeared ...Capt. Thomas Chambers (of the first part) and Hendrick Albertson and Adriaen Fransen of the second part, who declare having agreed in the following manner: Capt.Chambers declares having let the aforesaid Hend. Alberts and Adraien Fransen having leased certain farm near "Wisquaemsickz" of the same extent as expressed in the deed existing of the same, for a period of ten consecutive years which shall commence immediately, Oct 7, 1671, and terminate Oct 7, 1681. The aforesaid Chambers is to furnish with the farm two good horses, mares with a stallion or gelding, two cows, a wagon and a plow. The natural increase of the horses and cows shall be equally divided, the risk shall be equally borne, but at the expiration of the lease they are to return the same number they have received. Also will return the wagon and the plow, at the expiration of the lease, in as good condition as they have received the same. The natural increase is to be divided every three years. The lessees are permitted at the expiration of the lease to sow, for their own benefit, ten morgens of land with winter grain. The lessees will yet receive two sows which are tobe returned as big at the expiration of the lease. The buildingssuch as dwellings, barn or stack as also the fence shall beappraised in the lessees' behalf by impartial men, and thus bepaid for by the lessor at the expiration of the lease. The lessees shall pay nothing the first year, but during the other nine years shall pay for each year 140 sch. of wheat, in all grains, in proportion, as the value of the same shall be at the time. In case war should break out, which God forbid, with the aborigines of this land, so that the animals should be destroyed, the losses shall be equally divided, and in case, on account thereof it should not be safe to cultivate the land, they shall during such a time pay no rent, but when at there-establishment of peace they can again cultivate the same, shall pay as per contract. Promise to comply with the above under obligation as per law and have, on both sides, subscribed to the same in the presence of Matthys Mattysen and ThomasTonnesen Quick as witnesses invited for the purpose this October 7, 1671, at Kingston (Ulster County, NY) (signed) Thomas Chambers, the mark X of Hendrick Albertsen, by himself, the mark X of Adriaen Fransen, by himself. (Signed) Matys Matysen, the mark X of Toomas Tonnesen Quick. To which certifies, (signed) W. Montagne, Secretary. (Ibid 703 1671/72 - Adriaen Fransen dues as debtor (Ibid 476) 1672 - Ordinary Session, December 3, 1672. Present.... Gorge Hal, Plaintiff vs. Adrian Fransen, Defendant. Plaintiff demands as per obligation an amount of 32 sch. of wheat, for which Hendrick Jochemsen has surety. Adriaen Fransen admits the debt. Adriaen Fransen, Plaintiff vs Schout Grevenraedt, Defendant Adriaen Fransen says that the schout has dismissed Van der Coelen upon surety, without plaintiff's permission. The schout says that Van der Coelen called on him and said that the court of sessions had ordered him to go to the schout to give bail, and took with him as surety Gerrit Cornelissen, whereupon thes chout said, "Why does not the secretary write the bond?" He answered, "The secretary is so busy that he cannot possibly write the bond," whereupon the schout said, "it is the same with me." And Van der Coelen said, "I am about to depart. I have 'Esenties.' Won't you believe it? The court will immediately be here." Whereupon the schout wrote the bond and as soon as thesame had been finished, it was shown to the court of sessions when they appeared at the schout's house for the purpose of having dinner, and asked them whether the same was sufficient and was satisfactorily gotten up. And they answered, "Yes,"where-upon Van der Coelen took leave. --Hendrick Jochemsen and Jan Cornelissen request that the attachment shall be declared valid against certain moneys which are coming to Van der Coelen from Michiel Modt amounting to 2766 gldrs. --Schout Grevenraedt gives notice of an attachment levied against the money of Reynier Van der Coelen, laying on Wallerand DuMont's loft.--Wallerand DuMont says that Van der Coelen owes him 18 sch. of wheat and says that Van der Coelen told him that he had to pay Hendrick Jochemsen 8 Sch. of wheat, and to pay it from his grain. --The hon. court, in case Adrian Fransen is not satisfied with the surety, refers him to the hon. court of sessions, because the judgment was pronounced by the hon. court of sessions. (ibid p. 488) 1672 - Appeared before me, William Montagne, secretary for the hon. court at Kingston, Adriaen Fransen and Dirck Hendricksen. Dirck Hendricksen takes upon himself, and takes the place of Adriaen Fransen, in the share of the third farm which HendrickAlbertsen and Adriaen Fransen had leased of Capt. Thoomas Chambers, but with the proviso that Adriaen Fransen shall receive his share of the grain which is just at present in the stack, and which had, last summer, been grown on the land. Dirck Hendricksen, with the consent of Capt. Thoomas Chambers, discharges Adriaen Fransen from the conditions and lease entered upon with said Capt. Chambers, so that Adriaen Fransen is released of the same, and Dirck Hendricksen is taken in full partnership under conditions as are fully specified in the proper form by the lease, and with which he is obliged to fully comply. And we, Hendrick Albertsen and Dirck Hendricks, being now present, declare to be partners, and are to comply as fully with the conditions of the lease as prior to this should have been done by Hend. Albertsen and Adriaen Fransen, and also declare having received of Capt. Chambers what said Chambers was obliged to furnish by virtue of the lease. Promise to comply with the foregoing, pledging person and estates, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting them as per law. For the purpose of legalizing this we have suscribed to the same, in the presence of Jan Hendrick and Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant, this November 5, 1672, at Foxhall. (Signed) the mark X of Adriaen Fransen, the mark X of Dirck Hendericks, the mark X of Hendrick Alberts, Thomas Chambers. (Signed) Jan Heyndericks z, N.W.Stuyvesant. To which testifies, (Signed) W.D laMontagne, Secretary. (ibid 724) 1672/3 - Adrian Fransen sued as debtor (ibid 492) - Adraien Frans sued as debtor (ibid 493) - The court orders the officert o judicially enforce the judgment against Adrian Fransen in behalf of Mr. Hall 1674 - Schout Grevenraedt, plaintiff, vs Adriaen Fransen, defendant. Plaintiff says that defendant had been fighting with several persons, yea, 'till blood was shed, and was the cause of the quarrel. On this account, he demands a fine of 50 gilders, with the costs of the present. Defendant says he knows nothing about it, and requests the plaintiff shall pay the same. The hon. court condemns defendant to pay a fine of 30 gilders, with the costs of the present. (ibid 515) 1674 - Hendrick Paeldin vs. Adriaen Fransen. Plaintiff demands of defendant a sum of 32 1/2 sch. of wheat for vendue, and further, for the mirror nine gilders, five staters. Defendant admits the debt. (ibid 519) 1675 - Adrien Fransen a witness to lease of parcel of land called the Brabander's thicket. (ibid 746) (Note a Jan Brabanterin 1662 held the old lot #10 in Wilkwyck.) 16xx - Unreferenced correspondence reports he was skipper of a yacht. New Amsterdam Records 3:49 reports a suit by Werner Wessels vs. Derek Smitt which centers around 120 florins of tobacco asked of Arie Fransen. It seems Arie was to go toVirginia (as a skipper?) but didn't, and Wessels was demanding payment of tobacco. (Year = ?) 1678 - Could he have had a first wife? Maria, daughter of Arie Freese was baptised at Hurley, Ulster County, September 29; Subject Arie Fransen's daughter Maritje baptised Kingston, Ulster County in 1684. Maritje is Dutch for Mary/Maria and the marriages of two distinct Maritje DeLangs are found in the early 1700's, both of whom are clearly associated with subject's family. 1679-80 - He was married by this time to Rachel Jans (their son Frans born 1681). 1685 - "15 February 1685 Leanard Coale of Marbletown and Mary his wife to Francis Rombout of the Citty of new york," deeds for10 shillings land over the Rideouts Kill or creek at Mombackes which Leonard hath let unto farme to Arien France of Mombackus.." (Early English Deeds, Ulster County 1:26) --1687 -He was naturalized Ulster County September 1. 1689 - Arrie France on list of Ulster County inhabitants (Early NY State Census Records) 1694/5 - "Tjercke Clase de witt of Kingston sells for 50 pounds to Cornelis Swits of Mombackus land at Mombackus to west of other lands of sd. (said) Tjerck de witt, now in possession of Jan de witt: and East of land of Mr. Frederick Philips, containing about 60 acres, and formerly sold to Tjerck de witt by Ariaan France and James Pemmits; with small peece of pasterland".. Signed in Kingston Feb. 1694/95 (Early English Deeds, Ulster County I:150) 1696-98 - Death of Arie accured during this period


Arian married Rachel Jansen Pier, daughter of Jan Teunisze and Maritje Jans, about 1678. (Rachel Jansen Pier was born about 1659 in Amsterdam, Holland and died after 1723 in New York.)

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