The Albany descendants of New Netherland pioneer Teunis Teunise are known as Egbertse, Metselaer, and Teunise. The appellation "de Metselaer" (the mason) identified the trade practiced by Teunis Teunis and others of this family! Perhaps Teunis Teunise Egbertsen died during the mid-1680s. Caution is warranted here as prior to 1700, members of the Van Vechten family and others as well sometimes were referred to as "Teunisz."
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 resource has been posted by M. Thompson. This substantial and informative resource strains to make an Albany connection.
first posted: 3/20/04