Evert Everts


Albany resident Evert Everts is said to have been born just before 1650. This individual mostly was known as "Evert Janse" but also as "Evert Janse [de] Cuyper." He was the patriarch of the Albany Evertse family. He is sometimes confused with New Netherland pioneer Evert Evertse Pels (1624-86), who appears to have been more closely associated with New Amsterdam, Esopus, and Rensselaerswyck. We cannot say that the subject of this sketch was his son.

This presentation organizes information relating to the life of the Albany resident of uncertain origins who was active during the last quarter of the seventeenth century known as "Evert Janse Cuyper."

His wife was Maria who died in 1720. Three sons were living in 1725. They adopted the surname "Evertsen."

In 1674, Evert Jansen Cuyper was among those invited to a Van Rensselaer funeral.

In 1679, Evert Janse "Cuyper" was identified as an Albany householder.

His household was not included on the Albany census in 1697. Perhaps, he was living in New York at that time.

However, in 1709, his third ward property near that of his sons in Albany was valued substantially.

In 1720, he was listed along with his sons on the list of third ward freeholders.

Evert Janse Evertse is said to have filed a will in May 1725. It named his three sons. His will passed probate in 1733.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of the first Evert Everts has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

The base reference to the will seems to have been PFS. We seek an original source for this important probate document.

Copied from PFS, p. 120: Evert Janse, (kuyper the cooper), perhaps son of Jau Evertse above; had a lot on east corner of Maiden Lane and Broadway in 1700. afterwards occupied by his son Johannes Evertse; made his will, April 8, 1725. proved Dec. 28.1733, in which be speaks of sons Johannes Evertse, the eldest; Jacob; and Hans [who was buried in Lutheran church yard, Dec. 12.1741.] His wife was Maria He was buried in the Lutheran churchyard, Nov. 8, 1720.

first opened: 5/30/11; public: 4/30/12