Margarita Van Tricht Douw
Stefan Bielinski

Margarita Van Tricht probably was born during the 1670s. She was the daughter of Albany physician Abraham Van Tricht and his wife, New Netherland native Elizabeth Teller Van Tricht.

Her father died in 1687 and her mother re-married in 1692. Margarita married Albany native Volkert Douw at her mother's house in November 1701. The marriage produced at least five children who were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members.

These Douws lived in Albany's first ward and also were able to retreat to Douw family farms across the river in Rensselaerswyck. In 1720, Margarita was was left a house in Albany by her mother.

Margarita Van Tricht Douw died in January 1752 ending a marriage of over fifty years. Her husband died the next year.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Van Tricht Douw is CAP biography number 6693. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 5/10/04