Gysbert Lubbertsen Van BlarcomBirth: 1624 · Edam, Noord, Netherlands
Oldest brother to Jan, Gysbert was born in about 1624, making him 10 years old when the family left Holland.
On February 24, 1655, he married Elizabeth Thomas of London, England, in the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam. Gysbert and Elizabeth had at least 2 children, Lubbert born sometime between 1655 and 1658 and Annatje who was baptized September 10, 1659, in Bergen.1
As Gysbert was married early in 1655 he may have been living on his property at the time of the Indian raid of 15 September 1655. If so, he and his wife were among those who escaped death or capture. Exactly where Gysbert and his family lived after the raid cannot be determined from available records. On 14 May 1657, before the Bergen Neck settlers were permitted to return to their farms, Gysbert indorsed his patent over to Pieter Jansen Slot. He and his family may not have returned to New Jersey. However, his daughter Annatje, who was born in 1659, was shown as "from Bergen and residing there" at the time of her marriage.1
No records concerning Gysbert's death or estate have been found.
1Zabriskie, George Olin. The Van Blarcom Family of New Jersey. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 99, No.3. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. July 1968; 144-145.