Jacob Tysse Vanderheyden
Beginning during the late 1650s, he appeared frequently before the Beverwyck and Albany courts. In 1660, he was identified as one of the fur traders advocating more liberal trading policies. Earlier, he also was known as a tailor.
In 1679, he was identified as an Albany householder. In 1681, he was among the Albany burghers who signed a petition advocating more structure for the fur trade. In 1684, he was exempted from taxes because his house had burned down. During these years, he owned and sold a number of pieces of property in and around Albany.
Sources: The life of Jacob Tysse Vanderheyden is CAP biography number 5688. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1/10/06