Laurens Mattyse Bancker Jr.

MaleNovember 1650–1735

Brief Life History of Laurens Mattyse

When Laurens Mattyse Bancker Jr. was born in November 1650, in Holland, Netherlands, his father, Laurens Mattyse Bancker Sr., was 20 and his mother, Annechien Henricks, was 19. He married Jannetjie Hendrickse in 1680, in Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1735, in North Tarrytown, Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Laurens Mattyse Bancker Jr.
Jannetjie Hendrickse
Marriage: 1680
Annetje Matthijzen Bancker
Abraham Matthijzen Bancker
Hendrick Matthijzen Bancker
Marytje Banckert
Rombout Matthijzen Bancker
Frederick Matthijzen Bancker
Adolph Laurens Matthijzen Bancker
Jacob Matthijzen Bancker

Sources (12)

  • Laurens Matthijzen in entry for Anneken Laurens, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Laurens Mattyse Bancker in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Louwrens Banckert in entry for Johannes Banckert, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1680Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (5)


    Age 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.


    Age 14

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


    Age 39

    France fought with the Netherlands.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight


    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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