Laurens Mattijsz Bancker Jr.

Brief Life History of Laurens Mattijsz

When Laurens Mattijsz Bancker Jr. was born in November 1650, in Netherlands, his father, Laurens Mattyse Bancker Sr., was 20 and his mother, Jannetje Hendriks Harnensen, was 20. He married Jannetje Hendrickse in 1680, in New York City, New York County, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1735, in North Tarrytown, Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Laurens Mattijsz Bancker Jr.
Jannetje Hendrickse
Marriage: 1680
Annetje Matthijzen Bancker
Abraham Matthijzen Bancker
Hendrick Matthijzen Bancker
Maria Bancker
Rombout Matthijzen Bancker
Frederick Matthijzen Bancker
Adolph Laurens Matthijzen Bancker
Jacob Matthijzen Bancker
Rombout Louwerens Bancker
Barbara Bancker

Sources (13)

  • Laurens Mattyse Bancker in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Lourens Mathyse in entry for Adolff Mathyse, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Louwrens Banckert in entry for Johannes Banckert, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

World Events (5)


In 1655 Adriaen Van der Donck, a Dutch colonist, first published a work which referred to the Pocantico River as Slapershaven or, literally, Sleepers’ Haven. Sleepy Hollow appears to be a later, Anglicized version of this name and actually applied to the valley of the Pocantico River. It now serves as the name of the incorporated village.


After the English took over in the 1660s, the colony was renamed New York, after the Duke of York


Historical Boundaries 1683: Westchester, Colony of New York, British Colonial America 1776: Westchester, New York, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Siegfried, Bodo, Gerhardt, Heinz, Horst, Kurt, Waltraud.

German (mainly Bäcker): variant of Becker . Compare Backer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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The earliest Banker, or Bancker of which we have any record was Laurens Mattyse Bancker who came on the scene in Harlem in 1673. For an account of his life and some of his descendants we quote extract …

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