The Albany descendants of New Netherland pioneer Barent Egbertse are known variously as Egbertse, Metselaer, and Teunise. The appellation "de Metselaer" (the mason) identified the trade practiced by several men in this family! The patriarch died in Albany about 1687!
The next generation seems to have gravitated to the southern parts of Albany County.
Sources: This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. After 1700, most family members were known by some form of "Egbertse." The most informative online resouce has been posted by M. Thompson.
first posted: 3/20/04