He took the oath of allegiance, in Ulster county, in 1689. In 1700 he was Ensign of a foot company in the counties of Ulster and Duchess, under Conrad Elmendorf, Captain (D. H. N. Y., i., 363.) In 1712 he was a Deacon of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Kingston and, as such, joined in a petition, May 1st, for the incorporation of a Dutch Church. (D. H. N. Y., iii., 967.)
ÊÊÊÊIn 1717 he removed his family to the township of Moreland, then in the county of Philadelphia, now Montgomery, Pennsylvania. His wife, at this time, was Helena Elte or Else. (F. B. of H. W.) She may have been a second wife, or her name may have been differently written after her removal. Perhaps the tradition incorporated in the Bible record was incorrect.
GERRET WYNKOOP, (the third son of CORNELIUS VAN WYNKOOP and MARIA JANSE VAN WYNKOOP nee LANGEDYK), was born about 1666-1667 in Albany, New York. He married in Kingston, New York<* HILLETJE FOECKEN (FOKKER, who was known as HILLETJE ELTINGER on account of being the step-daughter of Judge Eltinger. THE said GERRET WYNKOOP took the oath of allegiance in Ulster Co., N. Y. in 1689. He was an engine in 1700 in the counties of Ulster and Dutchess, New York, under Captain Conrad Elmendorf. He was Magistrate of Kingston, N. Y.; in 1706-1709 and was a deacon in the Dutch Church in Kingston and as such joined in the petition for its incorporation in 1719. He was also a planter. He removed to the Township of Moreland, then in the County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1717 where he was referred to as GREAT (GERARDUS) WYNKOOP, Gentleman. (Author's note" Query: Did he return to Kingston, New York ,as he joined in the petition to incorporate the Dutch Church in Kingston, N. Y., two years after his emigration to Pennsylvania?) He afterwards settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and established this branch of the Wynkoop family in Penn. His son was CORNELIUS WYNKOOP, (second of this given name in this direct ancestor line in America), see 3 below.