NameMattys Blanchan
Birthaft 1615, Noeuville-au-Corne, Ricame, Artois, France
Death30 Apr 1688, Ulster Co., New York
FatherLeonin Blanchon (1578-<1649)
MotherIsabeau Leroy (1582-<1649)
Misc. Notes
alternate: Blanchon or Mathese or Matthew

Matthew Blanchon b abt 1615 in Noeuville-au-Corne, Ricame, Artois, France and d 1688 in Ulster County, New York. He moved to Armentieres and mar Magdeleine Jorisse (Joire?) by 1635. (It is speculated that her father could have been Joris Serge.) By 1649 they were living in or near Canterbury, England where their presence is recorded at the Walloons or Strangers Church of Canterbury for the marriage of his brother Anthoin. The passenger list of "De Verguige Otter" (The Gilded Otter) under Capt. Cornelis Reyersz Van der Beets lists "Mattheu Blanchand, farmer, from Artois, wife and three children, 12, 9, and 5 years old." They arrived at New Amsterdam April 26, 1660. Also listed is his new son in law Anthony Krypel (Antoine Crispell). Matthew Blanchon acquired title to a considerable amount of land in the Esopus (New Paltz). Aspects of his life were also well documented in court records of the time. His last will was dated August 22, 1671 and proved March 4, 1687 in Kingston.

Matthys Blanshan fled to Mannheim, Germany, from France, to escape French
perseution. But once he
was there, he became disillusioned, went to Holland, and immigrated to
the Dutch colony of New
Netherlands in 1660. Four years later, in 1664, England took control of
the Dutch colony and New
Netherlands became New York. Back in the Palatinate, some of Blanshan's
friends and relatives
decided to follow his lead. So they immigrated too. When they got to New
York they secured a "Patent"
for land to settle on from the English government. They founded New Paltz
on the Hudson in 1678. New Paltz was named in remembrance of their
friends back in the Palatinate, also called the Rheinland/ Pfalz, or
Pfalz. Those Huguenots were the first immigrants to leave Germany as
Birth27 Oct 1611, Asrment, France
Deathabt 1689, Kingston, New York
FatherPierre Jorisse (~1575-<1666)
Marriage15 Oct 1633, Artois, France
ChildrenCatherine (1627-1713)
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