Hendrick G. Lansing


Hendrick G. Lansing probably was born prior to 1640 and came to America with his parents, New Netherland pioneers Gerrit Frederickse and Elizabeth Hendrix Lansing. The Lansings settled in Beverwyck and this individual was first noted in Albany area records in 1666.

His wife was Elizabeth Caspers (Hallenbeck) - the mother of at least five children prior to her passing in 1685. He was a longtime member of the Albany Dutch church.

By 1679, he was identified as an Albany householder. For the next three decades, he was a pillar of the Albany community - serving on juries, acting as surety, and appearing in cases before the Albany court. Like his brothers, he was a fur trader whose property ranked him with other middling Albany businesssmen. In 1697, his householdwas configured on the city census - next to that of his mother and step-father. At that time, it included a woman (perhaps his eldest daughter) and two children. Two years later, he joined with other Albany mainstays in signing a loyalty oath to the King of England.

In 1702 and in 1709, his home in the third ward was valued moderately on citywide assessments.

New Netherland pioneer Hendrick G. Lansing died in July 1709.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Hendrick G. Lansing is CAP biography number 3350. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 5/20/04; re-cast and revised 12/12/14