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September 7, 2017

New Book on Captn. Adriaen Post of New Netherland

Are you a descendant of Captain Adriaen Post? The Dutchman Adriaen Crijnen Post and his wife Claartje (Clara) Moockers are found in Recife Brazil in 1646. By the time Brazil fell to the Portuguese in 1654 Adriaen and his femily had left for the Netherlands. From there they sailed to New Netherland.

As a representative of Baron van der Capellan, Adriaen established a thriving colonly on Staten Island. The colony was burned to the ground in the Peach Tree War in 1655 and 23 colonists were killed by Indians. Adriaen, his wife, 5 children and 2 servants were among the 67 colonists taken prisoner.

This book in my New Netherland Settlers series follows Adriaen and Clara in New Netherland and also provides information on their children and grandchildren.

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