Albert Slingerland


Albert Slingerland probably was born during the 1660s. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Teunis and Engeltie Bradt Slingerland. He grew up on the family farm in today's Bethlehem and also in Albany where his father owned a house.

Perhaps in June 1695, he married one "Hester Brikkers" ( or Becker) in the Reformed church at Hackensack, New Jersey. At that time, both partners were said to have been from Albany. By 1704, five children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and regular baptism sponsor.

In 1697, his Albany home was configured on the county census. At that time, his household consisted of a man, a woman, and one child. In 1702, his first ward house was valued on the Albany assessment roll.

In October 1706, he was paid by the provincial Council for boarding Lt. Richard Brewer in his Albany house. In August 1707, he was among those who testified in and Albany death inquest. After that, his name has not been found in the community-based record.

In January 1713, he was named as the brother and co-executor of the estate of Arent Slingerland of the Colony. In 1715, his name appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company. However, he does not appear to have held municipal offices.

In July 1725, he is said to have filed a will. It named his wife and several living children. Albert Slingerland was dead by July 1731 when the will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Albert Slingerland is CAP biography number 5408. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Will: Will information was printed in PFS (p.102) and not in the more likely probate records examined so far. Seven children were named.

first posted 6/10/05; recast and revised 3/20/15