Aert "Arthur" Jansen Vankirk Jr.

about 1688–1742 (Age 54)
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Aert "Arthur" Jansen

When Aert "Arthur" Jansen Vankirk Jr. was born about 1688, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, Aerd Jansen Verkerk, was 33 and his mother, Gratioser Bundock, was 29. He married Gratioser Bundock about 1709, in Sussex, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1742, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Aert "Arthur" Jansen Vankirk Jr.
Gratioser Bundock
Marriage: about 1709
George Vankirk
Margaret Vankirk
Dorothy Vankirk
Grace Van Kirk

Spouse and Children

about 1709
Sussex, Delaware, United States


    George Vankirk


    Margaret Vankirk


    Dorothy Vankirk


    Grace Van Kirk


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+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1698 · Pirates Sail Along Delaware

Age 10

From 1698-1700 pirates including Captain Kidd sailed along Delaware. Most of their activity was in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
1701 · Three Lower Counties

Age 13

From the Beginning of Delaware it was known as the three lower counties. It wouldn't be until 1787, that it would become known as Delaware
1731 · Willington Founded

Age 43

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Van (den) Kerck, a topographic name for someone who lived by a church, Middle Dutch kerke, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word.

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

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