Teunis Egbertse (Metselaer) may have been born in October of 1680. However, that would have made him almost thirty-six-years-old at the time of his marriage. In 1704, he was mentioned in the will of his father, Albany resident Egbert Teunise. His mother would have been Maritje Bradt who grew up in a home near where he would eventually settle.
During the decades of peace following the end of hostilities in 1713, Teunis Egbertse was a mainline participant in community activities. In 1713, he was appointed constable for the third ward where he would establish his home. In 1715, he was a member of an Albany militia company. In 1718, he served as firemaster. In 1722, he was elected assistant alderman in the third ward and served for a year. In 1720 and again in 1742, his name appeared on third ward freeholders'lists.
He purchased wheat from and was indebted to the city government. In 1748, his third ward property was noted in the will of his neighbor, Dirck Ten Broeck. After that, his name is absent from Albany rolls.
first posted: 7/5/04