Martin Cregier, Jr.


Martin Cregier, Jr.* was the son of New Netherland pioneer Capt. Marte Cregier. He probably grew up on Manhattan Island where his father was a prominent figure.

In September 1671, he married Jannetie Hendricks Van Doesburgh at the Dutch church in New York City. They had at least seven children. Their last three were christened at the Albany Dutch church from 1686 to 1693. He was an Albany church member and baptism sponsor.

He first settled on his father's property in Niskayuna. In 1679, we believe the son was listed on a subscription roll as an Albany householder. From inclusion on a "burgher's list" in 1681 to an assessment roll in 1702, he appears to have been an Albany mainstay for the next two decades. His home was configured on the city census taken in 1697. He bought and sold houses and lots within the city limits. His name also appeared on petitions regarding the fur trade during the early 1700s.

Martin Cregier, Jr. filed a will in January 1702. His widow was listed on an assessment roll in 1709. His will passed probate in March 1711.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Martin Cregier, Jr. is CAP biography number 5312. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/15/06