Witnesses: Abram de Boys, Jan Hamel
From the "Genealogies of WV Families, from the WV Historical magazine Quarterly, 1902-1905, p. 40, article by Samuel Gordon Smyth": Hendrix Van Meteren was baptised at Kingston 1 Sept 1695, sponsored by Abraham du Boys and Jan Humel.
Baptismal & Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Reformed
Church of Kingston, NY: #863, child--Hendrick, Bapt: 1 Sep 1695.
Parents: Joost Jansse, Sara de Boys. Witnesses & Sponsors: Abram deBoys, Jan Hamel.
"Here his [Jan Joosten's] grandsons, Jan, Hendrick and Isaac Van Meteren, first bought 3000 acres of land, which subsequently grew into 6000 acres, so that the Van Meterens were early among the largest property owners and most prominent residents of southern New Jersey."
Migrated to Salem County, NJ in 1714±
Hendrix VAN METEREN766 was born before 1 Sep 1695 in USA, New York, Ulster Co., Marbletown.766 He was baptized on 1 Sep 1695 in USA, New York, Ulster Co.. Sponsers: Abram du Boys and Jan Hamel He signed a will on 2 May 1752 in USA, New Jersey, Trenton.881 Henry's will, recorded May 2, 1752, was proved Dec 8, 1759. It names the following childen: Joseph, David, John, Ephraim, Fetters. Benjamin, Jacob. Elizabeth, and Rebecca. All the land, 2,400 acres, was left to the sons. He died between May 1752 and Dec 1759 in USA, New Jersey, Salem Co., Pittsgrove Tsp.. Henry Van Metere also migrated to New Jersey and lived in Salem Co. He is said to have married four times. He was a fellow bondsman with his brother John as securities of the second brother Isaac for his administration of the estate of Hendrix Mullinaer of Somerset Co.
766. A genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre family : from civil, military, church, and family records and documents, p. 16.
880. Anonymous, Biographical, genealogical and descriptive history of the First Congressional District of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1900, 1368 pgs. ), p. 36.
881. Ibid., p. 37.