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Jiles Douwes, (Gilles D. Fonda)
Male 1604 - 1662


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  • Suffix  (Gilles D. Fonda) 
    Birth  1604  of Bommel, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1662  Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10587  default
    Last Modified  1 Nov 2006 

    Father  Douwe Evertse Fonda,   b. 1580, Agum (Near Amsterdam), Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1669 
    Mother  Hellentgen Claesdr,   b. Abt 1595, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1652 
    Family ID  F4370  Group Sheet

    Family  Hester Douwedr Jans Van Arnsveldt,   b. 1615, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Feb 1641  Diemen, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Desc of Jacob Harmense Fonda
      New Netherland CD Vital Rec
      www.fonda.org
    Children 
    >1. Douwe Jellis Fonda (Douwes)(Gilles),   c. 24 Nov 1641, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1700, Beverwyck, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Annetje Fonda (Jellis),   b. Abt 1641, of Bommel, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1697, Saugerties, Ulster, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Geertien Or Giertje Fonda (Jellis (Jilese),   c. 22 Sep 1643, Dutch Reformed Church, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Sara Gillise Douwes (Gillis) (Fonda),   c. 18 Jun 1645, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663-1682, Schenectady, Schenectady Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Abraham Jellise Douwes (Gillis) (Fonda),   c. 14 Apr 1647, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1662
     6. Saertje Fonda (Jellis),   b. Abt 1650, of Bommel, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID  F4349  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Desc of Jacob Harmense Fonda
      ch names from Dave Nellis dnellis@nycap.rr.com
      New Netherland CD Vital Rec gives patronymic name as Douweszen;
      d place Beverwyck. his occupation Blacksmith

      sub by Warren Leigh Brookes, 1664 Lamancha Dr, Lawrenceville, GA
      30244
      Hudson and Mohawk fam Memoirs fam hist p 1002

      www.fonda.org/notables
      Jellis Douwes Fonda; Innkeeper, Distiller, Blacksmith; born 1614, died 1659 at 45 years of age; Jellis Douwes Fonda (1614-1659) emigrated to America from Aegum (Agum), Friesland, Netherlands in about 1649. He had his wife, Hester and three young children upon arrival in Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) in 1651. Jellis had been an innkeeper in Agum, and was a brandy distiller and a Blacksmith in America. His date of death is uncertain, but must have been before Hester remarried, in 1660.


      Name Jillis Douwese FONDA in Coll on Hist of Albany
      p 122 and also Genealogies of the First Settlers in Albany p 38, 48
      "was in Beverwyck as early as 1654, his wife was Hester...; in 1666 a
      suit was brought against her for removing Lodovicus Cobes' wife's
      petticoat from the fence; defendant said plaintiff pawned the article
      for beaver; put over; 1664 Hester Douwse assisted by her son Douw
      Gillise and dtr Greetien Gillise sold to Jan Coster Van Aecken two distiller's
      kettles for 400 gl. seewant. She was then prob a widow. In 1666 Hester
      Douwse was the widow of Barent Gerritse."
      The above also from Gen of the 1st Settlers of Schenectady
      Arline Jardine of Nampa concurs with this inf

      Daughters of the Pilgrims p 641 b d & Marr. @ Renselaerwyck 1651; Albany
      1654. pg 558 Convert of the Reformation of 1516
      Hudson & Mohawk Valleys vol 3 p 1002, "family best known in Mohawk valley,
      ...intermarried with nearly all the early Dutch families, particularly with the
      Lansings...The family...loyally supported the cause of independence...Largely
      they were an agricultural family...The first Fonda of record in America was
      Jellis Douwse--at least he was the 1st of the name in the Mohawk valley.
      He was a native of Holland, and after arrival in America, he engaged in
      whaling industry. He was of Beverwyck as early as 1654."

      from Dave Nellis:
      Said to be a whaler, Gillis (Jillis) Douwse Fonda, a native of Friesland in the Netherlands, emigrated to America in 1642 and arrived in Fort Orange (present Albany, N.Y.) in 1651. He was accompanied by his wife, Hester Jans and three children, a son, Douwe aged about eleven years, and daughters: Geertien and Sara, aged about nine and seven years respectively.
      On October 19,1651 Gillis received permission from the court to distill liquor in Greenbush, a small village near Albany, “in a house next to Evert Pels, next to the brewery, on condition that he enter into a contract as to the dues for the Patroon and the co-directors of the Manor.
      Gillis Fonda brought court action on June 19.,1653, against a neighbor, Jan Dirrixsz Van Bremen, for delivery of a hog for which he had paid a half anker of brandy and other expenses in all a total of fl.30, for payment of which the Honorable Rut Jacobsz had become security.. Gillis attended a public sale on August 21., 1654 where he bought several items mostly tools to be used around the brewery. He was present on August 19,1657 when Thomas Konnig abused the court as unlawful, taking material from the sayings of Dyckman, who sang the 82nd Psalm and called the High Council rogues and tale bearers, all in the presence of Evert Pels, Art Jacobsen, and Gillis Fonda”.
      It is not known whether Gillis was incapacitated or deceased in 1658 when his wife, Hester Jans, unlike most women of the time, engaged in trade.
      children (Fonda):
      Douwe Gillis,born Nov.24,1641. Married Rebecca Jans. Was elected as a
      Magistrate of Albany County April 10, 1684. Dies Nov. 24, 1700.
      Geertie,born Sept. 22, 1643. Married (1) Jan Bricker:,m.(2) Teunis Sliingerland.
      Sara,born June 18, 1645. No further mention after the Indian massacre.
      Abraham: no further mention.

      from "A Career Woman in 17th Century NY" contributed to NY Gen & Bio.
      Rec by Mrs. John Spell--copy from Dave Nellis dnellis@nycap.rr.com
      He native of Friesland in the Netherlands, arr in Ft Orange (Albany) NY in
      1651. Accompanied by wife, Hester Jans and 3 ch: a son Douwe, ae abt
      11 yrs, and dtrs: Geertien & Sara, ae abt 9 and 7 yrs respectively.
      Jillis Douwse Fonda was either incapacitated or dec'd in 1658 when his
      wife, Hester Jans, engaged in trade. "It is supposed that Gillis Fonda d in
      1659, although only 45 yrs old."
      Bond btw Hester's 2 husbands because Gillis witnessed a contract btw
      Barent and Johannes Dyckeman (In the service of Abraham Staets).
      freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com Henry Fonda Pedigree
      inf on this fam on New Netherland CD Vital Rec from:
      PA, p 48-49; PS p 70-72; Early Am Fam by W.A.Williams p 24-34;
      DSSA vols 34-35; vol 48 p 17; DHM vol XXXVI Jan 1962;
      Rec., ol 39 p 117-118; vol 95 p 129; vol 119 p 1-3 Amsterdam Rec
      TAG vol 37 p 97-100; SRwk p 42-43
      Fonda Fam by R. Schermerhorn