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I originally became interested in Henry Hope when I took a tour of Welgelegen, his summer home that now houses the government offices of the Province of North Holland.
One day a year these premises (including the private gardens) are open to public viewing.
While on the tour, the guide mentioned in passing that negotiations for the Louisiana purchase once took place in this building.
I was hooked. That was more than 15 years ago, and since then, whenever I have been able to find out more information I have collected it.
This is a place to share what I have learned.
|Henry Hope||1735-1811|| b. in Braintree near Boston, to Sarah Willard and Mr. Hope, no marriage, and no issue, but many babys named after him!
,--Henry Hope ?1640 - ?? ,--Henry Hope 1669 - after 1733 | '--Anna Hope ABT 1640 - 16-06-1712 no issue--Henry Hope 1735 - 1811 | ,--Daniel Willard 29-Dec-1658 - 23-Aug-1708 '--Sarah Willard ABT1704 - ABT1737 '--Mary Mills 1-Apr-1670 - 1723
He was apprenticed for 6 years to a well-known merchant house in London, Gurnell, Hoare, & Harman (now Hoare's bank), who were somehow affiliated with Amsterdam, probably through Jeremiah Harman, who was the executor of all Hope wills.
He moved to Amsterdam in 1762 to become partner with his uncles Adrian & Thomas and cousin Jan.
He bought the villa Welgelegen as a summer home in 1769, two years year after his cousin Jan bought Groenendaal in Heemstede.
He built a new house called Paviljoen Welgelegen in 5 years from 1785 - 1789.
Thomas Jefferson visited and sketched Hope's House on 20 March 1788 (before completion).
In 1782 Adam Smith dedicated 'The Wealth of Nations' to him.
Henry Hope fled to London in 1794 and merged later with Barings, issuing the Louisiana Purchase shares in 1804.
Henry was very nice to the young Hope & Co. clerk John Williams, taking him into his house when he was sick.
Henry later arranged an advantageous marriage for his young clerk Pierre CezarLabouchere, who by marrying the daughter of Francis Barings became a partner for the London branch of Hope & Co.
Henry formally adopted John Williams when John Williams married his niece Ann Goddard. John Williams changed his name to Williams Hope, and after the death of Henry's cousin Jan/John Hope he called himself John Hope.
Henry also had another ward, his godson James Horatio Watmough, who he was related to through his mother’s sister Mary Willard (JHW's grandmother). At about the same time as his adoption of John Williams, he bought a very nice country house for young Watmough as a wedding present in 1782, now known as Hope Lodge in Pennsylvania. This I found very puzzling, since James Horatio didn’t marry his wife Anne Carmick until 1784 (in Phile!) and Hope Lodge is a very big house to buy for a first cousin once removed.
Perhaps cousin Maria Ellis was Henry's unrequited love of his life? His young cousin JHW went into the family business of merchant banking in Philadelphia.
He wouldn’t be the first young man to accept favors from Henry Hope and subsequently marry the daughter of a merchant friend of Henry’s. I couldn’t find any satisfactory info on this at all.
In any case, both James Horatio and John Williams were grateful, naming their first children Henry (Henry Hope Watmough and Henry Williams Hope).
|Harriet Hope||1740-1814|| Henry's sister (and as far as I know, only sibling), b. in Braintree near Boston, to Mary Willard and Henry Hope the elder
Harriet is Henry’s sister and is said to have lived 1740-1814 (as yet no data found). She is his only surviving relative of the first degree. She has emigrated from Massachusetts and marries in Rotterdam around the time that he finishes his apprenticeship in London and joins Thomas & Adrian Hope in Amsterdam. She marries the son of a Rotterdam merchant with English heritage, John Goddard. I can’t tell if she met him in Rotterdam or Massachusetts. The Goddards are a well know name in Newport, Rhode Island as cabinetmakers, and the Willard family on Harriet’s mothers’ side are well known clock makers in Grafton, MA. Especially since Thomas Hope Jr., grandson of Thomas Hope the VOC director, wrote a book on interior decoration and designed furniture.
|m. John Goddard||1737-1800||John Goddard was a merchant in Rotterdam that worked together with the Hopes, but it is not clear to me in what way. Certainly he was a broker in shipping cargoes, because we see that he is charged with late payment on a sugar cargo from France. I believe he is related to the Goddards of Rhode Island, a family of cabinetmakers, that he supplied with mahagony from the West Indies. John Goddard, Engels koopman te Rotterdam, 1690-1767.
Ouders John Goddard in Rotterdam DTB:
Datum trouwen 31-10-1734 Bruidegom John Goddard , jongeman , Bristol (NB: the father of John Goddard was not a native of Rotterdam) Bruid Elisabeth Smit , jongedochter , Nottingham Plaats Rotterdam Datum ondertrouw 15-10-1734 Opmerkingen ieder 3 gld. Birth John Goddard: Dopeling John Goddard Vader John Goddard Moeder Elisabeth Goddard Plaats Rotterdam Datum doop 18-04-1736
I am trying to find a link to the Newport RI Townsend-Goddard cabinetmakers
In the 18th cent. Bristol, UK was active in the colonial triangular trade: English goods went to Africa; African slaves to the West Indies; and West Indian sugar, rum, and tobacco to Bristol. The Great Western (1838), one of the first transatlantic steamships, and the Great Britain (1845) the first ocean steamship with a screw propeller, were launched from Bristol.
Nottingham is close to Bristol, UK, but so is Nottingham, NH and Bristol, Mass!
Hudson, NH was a part of Nottingham, Massachusetts. The town was separated in 1741, and named Nottingham West. Owing to confusion with the town of Nottingham in the north, voters petitioned to have the town renamed in 1830. The name Hudson was chosen because of its position near the Merrimack River, once supposed to flow east from the Hudson River, creating the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire
|Henry Hope Sr.||1699-1737|| According to Buist, this is Archibald Sr's oldest son. Henry's father is still a mystery to me. He was born in Rotterdam I believe, but I can't find any record other than this one:
Rotterdam DTB Register:
Datum doop 20-01-1669 Dopeling Henry Hoop Vader Henry Hoop Moeder Anna Hoop Plaats Rotterdam
This would be the baptism of Archibald Sr.'s younger brother Henry, who was born in 1664.
It would make sense if this Henry grew up and had a first-born son called Henry, who would be the Henry who emigrated to America and had Henry, showing the normal way of naming the first-born son after the father. It is also possible that this Henry died young and Archibald named his oldest son after his brother.
Buist says that Archibald Sr. had an oldest son Henry who emigrated to America. In which case perhaps the Henry of the baptism entry above died young.
After this Henry, let's say Archibald's son, emigrated to America, he seems to have disappeared after his marriage. He was a freemason however.
I have so far no trace of him after mention in the Grand Lodge of Henry Price (Henry Hope was grand master). He was in that lodge together with Edward Ellis, his brother-in-law. Henry probably died, together with his wife.
Freemason: On Monday of July 30, 1733, Henry Price convened at Boston the following Brethren: Andrew Belcher, Thomas Kennelly, John Quane, Henry Hope, Frederick Hamilton, John McNeall, Peter Hall, Matthew Young, John Waddell and Edward Ellis at the house of Edward Lutwyteh "at ye Sign of the Bunch of Grapes in King Street. Henry Hope was chosen Master and he nominated Frederick Hamilton and James Gorder as Wardens. Andrew Belcher was a well-known merchant, unpopular because he hoarded grain to export to the West Indies in times of great hunger and scarcity. He was the son of Jonathan Belcher. Lutwyche of Lutwyches Ferry Merrimack NH. Ferry later confiscated and became known as Thornton's Ferry. All of these men, including Price, are Tories/loyalists. Colonel Edward Goldstone Lutwyche - head of regiment; son of Capt. Lawrence and Sarah (Lindall) Lutwyche, born in 1737 and resided in Merrimack, NH, in the Thornton's Ferry (formerly Lutwyche's Ferry) section of town; he was selectman in 1763 In 1780 Matthew Thornton, physician and signer of the Declaration of Independance for NH, purchased the confiscasted estate of "Tory' Edward Goldstone Lutwyche, including the site of the current Thornton's Ferry Cemetery. Lutwyche was a well educated man, a lawyer by profession, and a colonel of the 5th NH provincial regiment of militia. He fled to Boston to join General Gage's army, and fought with him in the American Revolution, leaving his wife behind. Mrs. Lutwyche found that running the Ferry was too much of a hardship and she petitioned the legislature for a release. In 1778 Edward Lutwyche superintended the King's Brewery at New York, being paid at the rate of 10/day. He married in 1748 to Jane Rapalje. His will was probated 23 January 1816 in Canterbury, England.
|m. Sarah Willard||1704-1737|| Henry's mother, b. 1704 at Braintree, Boston,
have so far no trace of her. Her sister Mary Willard seems to have taken Sarah's place.
Sarah and Mary Willard were related to the Willard clockmakers and Major Samuel Willard.
Father Henry is also disappeared after the birth of the kids, except for mention in freemason records.
|Dr. Edward Ellis||1698-1771|| Henry's uncle, b. 23 Feb 1698/99 at Boston,
MA; baptized at Old South Church, Boston, MA. He was Surgeon General of Massachusetts Troops on 19 Feb 1744.These 'Massachusetts Troops' are otherwise known as the Massachusetts Rangers or Gorham's Rangers, a Tory military unit reknowned for their unorthodox terrorist attack methods. They were successfull in maintaining the fort at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia.
Random Notes: 1. Return Holcombe died in 1832 in Greene NY. He served in 1776, as a private in Capt. Edward Ellis' company, Colonel Sage's Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Wadsworth's brigade. 2. Freemason: On Monday of July 30, 1733, Henry Price convened at Boston the following Brethren: Andrew Belcher, Thomas Kennelly, John Quane, Henry Hope, Frederick Hamilton, John McNeall, Peter Hall, Matthew Young, John Waddell and Edward Ellis at the house of Edward Lutwyteh "at ye Sign of the Bunch of Grapes in King Street. Henry Hope was chosen Master and he nominated Frederick Hamilton and James Gorder as Wardens. Andrew Belcher was a well-known merchant, unpopular because he hoarded grain to export to the West Indies in times of great hunger and scarcity. He was the son of Jonathan Belcher. Lutwyche of Lutwyches Ferry Merrimack NH. Ferry later confiscated and became known as Thornton's Ferry. All of these men, including Price, are Tories/loyalists. Colonel Edward Goldstone Lutwyche - head of regiment; son of Capt. Lawrence and Sarah (Lindall) Lutwyche, born in 1737 and resided in Merrimack, NH, in the Thornton's Ferry (formerly Lutwyche's Ferry) section of town; he was selectman in 1763 In 1780 Matthew Thornton, physician and signer of the Declaration of Independance for NH, purchased the confiscasted estate of "Tory' Edward Goldstone Lutwyche, including the site of the current Thornton's Ferry Cemetery. Lutwyche was a well educated man, a lawyer by profession, and a colonel of the 5th NH provincial regiment of militia. He fled to Boston to join General Gage's army, and fought with him in the American Revolution, leaving his wife behind. Mrs. Lutwyche found that running the Ferry was too much of a hardship and she petitioned the legislature for a release. In 1778 Edward Lutwyche superintended the King's Brewery at New York, being paid at the rate of 10/day. He married in 1748 to Jane Rapalje. His will was probated 23 January 1816 in Canterbury, England. 3. 1635: Concord, Mass. was settled by Simon Willard as an Indian fur trading post. Simon Willard was the brother-in-law of Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard College, and a founder of the effort the Christianize the native peoples of New England. 1640-1650: Simon Willard, a trader, explored this decade, the lower reaches of the Merrimack River, north of Boston.
|m. Mary Willard||1695-ABT1745||
daughter of Daniel Willard and Mary Mills; 1st wife, 2nd husband; |
Mary Willard, m. Mr.Schuyler; m. Dr. Edward Ellis after 1712.
she and John (Sch/C)uyler had their "marriage intention" published in Boston: (Boston marriage intentions) Mary Willard & John (of Albany) Schuyler, Aug. 2, 1711
She died 16 June 1745 in Halifax or Boston, "on the night of the illumination for the capture of Louisbourg." Note that John Schuyler was a hero from skirmishes with the Indians. Note that Mary's death is similar by date/place to husband of Abigail Otis, leading me to believe that both Edward Ellis and Andrew Halliburton were in Halifax in 1745, perhaps as Massachusetts/Gorham Rangers at Annapolis Royal. Since Edward Ellis was a surgeon and son of a doctor, Andrew Haliburton may have been his patient, which is how he met Abigail Otis, his second wife.
Known child of John Schuyler and Mary Willard was John Schuyler born at Albany, New York. Son Schuyler; died in infancy. The three known children of Mary Willard and Dr. Edward Ellis were as follows:
Note: The Willards were clockmakers in Grafton, Mass (see Willard clockmakers), who worked together with the Goddards of Rhode Island to make exclusive mahogany clock cabinets. Sam Slick was a 'clockmaker from Connecticut'. Sarah and Mary Willard were related to Cotton Mather, Reverend Samuel Willard and Major Samuel Willard.
|m. Abigail Otis||1703-aft1760||
daughter of Job OTIS Junr & Thankful OTIS of Scituate,MA; 2nd wife, 2nd husband; |
m. Abigail Otis 18 Oct 1756 at Narragansett, RI;
Scituate marriages:Job OTIS Junr & Thankful OTIS, 16 Feb 1726
Andrew HALLIBURTON & Abigail OTIS, 22 Feb 1730
On 22 Feb 1730 Abigail first married Andrew Halliburton, (son of William Halliburton (ca 1674-6 Dec 1698) & Janet Allan), at First Parish Church, Scituate. Andrew died at Kingston, NS, on 2 Sep 1745. Note that Abigail Otis lost her husband at the same time that Edward Ellis lost his wife Mary Willard.
6 Children of Abigail Otis & Andrew Halliburton:
*William Halyburton (Haliburton) was one of the original Rhode Island Settlers, or Planters, to answer Governor Lawrence's call to people the fertile lands around the Avon and St. Croix rivers. (Lawrence's document was later dubbed "the Charter of Nova Scotia" by Sam Slick, a.k.a. T.C. Haliburton.) William Halyburton and his young wife, Lucy, arrived in 1761 and settled in what came to be known as Newport, just outside Windsor. After the death of their first son William and Lucy moved to the town of Windsor. In 1767 they gave birth to William Hersey Otis (W.H.O.) Haliburton, Thomas' father. Sam Slick was the pseudonym of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a Canadian judge and author.
|Archibald Hope Sr.||1664-1743|| Henry's grandfather, founder of Hope & Co. b. 1664 in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam DTB Register:
Datum doop 07-12-1664 Dopeling Archbald Hop Vader Hendry Hop Moeder Anna Hop Plaats Rotterdam
Datum begraven 08-04-1743 Overledene Arcijbalt Hoop Man Anna Claus Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 08-04-1743 Opmerkingen Franse kerk eige kelder; overledene liet na 7 meerderjarige kinderen; Haringvliet naast Scheepers
G.Sanders made a portrait of Archibald Hope, koopman about 1700.
According to Buist, six of eight sons of the Scottish merchant Archibald Hope (1664-1743) went into the family banking business of Hope & Co. Children: Henry (bef 1698), Archibald Jr. (1698-1734), John, James, Isaac, Thomas (1704-1779), Anna, Elisabeth, Adrian (or Adriaan)(1709-1781), Zachary, and Lewis
The six sons in the merchant banking business were Henry (who emigrated to Massachusetts), Archibald Jr. (died young), Thomas (the most famous son in NL thanks to his connection to the stadtholder William and the VOC), Adrian (the "bookkeeper" in Amsterdam), and Zachary (the "slave trader").
Rotterdam Haringvliet 84, 86, 88, 90, 92 en 98. Bouwjaar ca. 1700-1710, dit zijn 8 panden uit de rij van 11 panden die op Rijksmonumentenlijst zijn geplaatst. Het zijn 18e-eeuwse Rotterdamse koopmanshuizen. De bebouwing op de zuidzijde van het haringvliet werd vroeger het Rijkelui's Haringvliet genoemd.
|m. Anna Claus||16??-1752|| Henry's grandmother, b. in Amsterdam daughter of an Amsterdam buttonmaker, and like Archibald, a Quaker.
Datum begraven 09-09-1752 Overledene Anna Claus weduwe van Archibald Hope Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 09-09-1752 Opmerkingen Franse kerk eigen; overledene liet na 7 meerderjarige kinderen; Haringvliet, naast Mevr. Schepens
11 Children: Henry (bef 1698), Archibald Jr. (1698-1734), John, James, Isaac, Thomas (1704-1779), Anna, Elisabeth, Adrian (or Adriaan)(1709-1781), Zachary, and Lewis
when she died there were 7 kids left. The 4 children who died before their mother Anna Claus were John, Archibald Jr (1734), Lewis, and either this no-name child (1711/12-1716) or Elisabeth (1711), though the baby was perhaps Elizabeth’s! Anna Claus was the sister of Magdalena Claus, married to Warner Lulofs who was a banker-speculator in Amsterdam. Possible relation to Jan/Jacob Claus of the William Penn Quakers.
|Archibald Hope Jr.||1698-1734|| |
Henry's cousin. Archibald Jr was the second son of Archibald Sr. after Henry, (if Henry was indeed a brother and not the first son of Achibald Sr.s brother!) and went to Amsterdam to work as an apprentice for his uncle Warner Lulofs, who married his mother’s sister.
|m. Geertruij der Resen||17??-1726|| Married Archibald Jr. in 1726; b. in Amsterdam daughter of a merchant in the Warmoestraat?
Died the same year of marriage, probably from childbirth, no issue.
Archibald did not remarry and only survived her by 8 years.
|James Hope||1701?-1754|| |
Overledene James Hope Plaats Rotterdam
|Isaac Hope||1702?-1767|| |
Bruidegom Isaac Hoope , jongeman , wonend: Rotterdam
|m. Maria van Vlierden||170?-173?|| Married Isaac in 1730; b. in Rotterdam
Bruidegom Isaac Hoope , jongeman , wonend: Rotterdam Bruid Maria van Vlierden , jongedochter , wonend: Rotterdam Plaats Rotterdam Datum trouwen 22-11-1730 Datum ondertrouw 19-10-1730 Opmerkingen dhr de Raet, die de aentekening ten huijse van de
|Thomas Hope||1704-1779|| |
Thomas Hope the elder (1704-1779) married in 1727 the Amsterdam daughter of a merchant, Margaretha Marcelis (1705-1758). He had gone to Amsterdam to work for his older brother Archibald in 1720-25.
|m. Margaretha Marcelis||1705-1758|| Married Thomas in 1727; b. in Amsterdam
They were Mennonites and had an only son Jan/John (1737-1784) who they later rebaptized in the reformed church, a more respectable church for the Dutch nobility.
|Anna Hope||1706?-1774|| |
Overledene Anna Hope Plaats Rotterdam
|Elisabeth Hope||1725?-1768+|| Rotterdam DTB: Bruidegom Cornelis Jongsma , jongeman , Leeuwaerden
Bruid Elisabet Hope , jongedochter , wonend: Rotterdam Plaats Rotterdam
Datum trouwen 03-03-1745 Datum ondertrouw 10-02-1745 Opmerkingen datum ondertrouw: tenhuise van de Bruijd door dhr (further text not given)
Overledene Kornelis Jongsma Man Elizabet Hope Plaats Rotterdam
Datum begraven 11-05-1768 Opmerkingen Franse kerk eigen; Hoogstraat bij Convooijsteeg
Naam kind: Cornelis Jongsma (doop latere man die trouwde met Elisabet Hope??)
Naam vader: Cornelis - Jongsma Naam moeder:
Geboortedatum: Doopdatum: 27-05-1712 Opmerkingen: schepen
Naam: Cornelis Jongsma (vader latere man Elisabet Hope?)
Straat of woonplaats:
Datum overlijden: 28-02-1744 Datum begraven: 09-03-1744
Datum kist: Leeftijd: jaar Geboorteplaats:
Opmerkingen: Vroedsman sedert 2-4-1707 Signatuur/pag.: OAA-L206/0
This puzzling series of DTB entries could be an unrelated Hope, but it could also be a daughter of Isaac or Zachary. Not sure.
|Adrian Hope||1709-1781|| |
Adrian/Adriaan was a real bookkeeper. He never married and after going into business with his older brother Thomas made himself at home in Amsterdam and never left.
|Zachary Hope||1717?-1770+|| |
Zachary and his brother Isaac married two sisters, which is the same thing their brother Henry and his friend Edward Ellis did in Massachusetts.
Overledene N.n. N.n. Saggarias Hoope Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 01-06-1739 Opmerkingen Nieuwe kerk eige kelder; Haaringvliet vooraan
Overledene N.n. N.n. Kind van Sacharias Hope Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 05-10-1745 Opmerkingen overledene was 2½ jaar; Franse kerk eijge kelder; Haaringvliet naast P. Schep
Overledene Agatha Maria Hope Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 10-12-1805 Opmerkingen overleden 05-12-1805; overledene was bejaarde jongedochter; Haringvliet
Overledene Agatha van Vlierden Huisvrouw Sacharias Hope Plaats Rotterdam Datum begraven 18-09-1747 Opmerkingen overledene liet na 3 minderjarige kinderen; Nieuwe kerk eijge kelder; Z. Zijde Haringvliet
RTD Archief: Handschriftenverzameling (Rotterdam)
1. 2911 Giftebrief, verleden voor schepenen van Rotterdam, waarin Gerrit Groenevelt, Jan Groen en Wilhelmina Verhoef, weduwe van Krijn van Hoest, 3/8 part in het fluitschip "Vrij Nederland", schipper Jurriaen Cornelisz., verkopen aan Isaac en Sacharij Hope Datering 1743 december 18 NB Geschenk van Van Kempen, Begeer en Vos. Aanw. 1926 (1259) Omvang 1 stuk 2. 3157 Project ter intekening voor een Sociëteit van Assurantie te Rotterdam onder directie van Zachary Hope, Jan Gerard François Meyners, Isaac Hubert en Bastiaan Molewater Datering ca. 1770 NB Geschenk van mr. dr. K. F. O. James te Amerongen. Aanw. 1951 (1632) Omvang 1 stuk
|m. Agatha van Vlierden||171?-1745|| Married Zachary in 1737 seven years after Zachary's older brother Isaac married her older sister Maria; b. in Rotterdam
From the list of DTB entries for this couple, I gather that they had 5 kids, two of whom died quite young, since Agatha died the same year that Archibald Jr. was born, probably from complications arising from the birth of Archibald. At her death, there were only 3 children still living. These would be the baby Archibald, young Lucia of six, and Agatha Maria who was two. Archibald Jr. went on to do great things for the WIC and politics, while Lucy married a Haarlemmer and died in childbirth. The youngest daughter remained a spinster, probably frightened of childbirth since her sister and mother had problems. She apparently never left home as her address at death was Haringvliet.
|Lucia Hope||1741-1765|| Zachary's daughter married the son of his Haarlem associate André/Andries Heshuysen/Heshuijsen.
The DTB registers of Rotterdam and Haarlem tell her sad story, not uncommon at the time. She was married to a young man of promise who had just come into his own after his father’s death, and she died the next year.
Adolf Jan Heshuijsen’s father André had been a successful merchant in Haarlem with 10 children born to him by Louise Visscher.
When he died in 1764 his sons inherited and married into good merchant families.
The wedding of Jan Adolf and Lucia has three entries in the Rotterdam archives: betrothal and wedding in Rotterdam, and church blessing in Delfshaven, showing the importance.
Lucia moved to Haarlem with him and died probably from complications resulting from childbirth.
Going through the Haarlem archive listings for the Heshuijsens, both the brothers Jan and Andries had many children. Andries had 10 and Jan had 6. Frans Jacob and Adolf Jan were the sons of Andries, amd both got married when their father died.
Another brother Louis Diederick, went to Virginia and married Elizabeth Newall.
Adolf Jan got married three times, the first time in a grand wedding to Lucia Hope, who tragically died, leaving no trace, the second time to a Wickevoort Crommelin who also apparently died, and the third time to Johanna de Roo, with whom he was so wise as to draw up a testament beforehand in 1770.
|Archibald Hope||1747-1821||Archibald (1st son of Zachary) was born in 1739 and died the same year. |
This son Archibald (1747-1821) was the youngest baby of Zachary and Agathe and his birth probably caused her death.
Archibald became a member of Dutch Parliament, regent of the West Indian Company (WIC), and built the former palace in the Hague formerly known as 'Hope House' and now known as 'Palace Lange Voorhout'.
Archibald joined the Amsterdam Hopes (Thomas, Adrian, Jan, and Henry) as apprentice in 1774, at about the same time that young John Williams joined the firm as an apprentice.
Archibald got married in the same year to Magdalena Antonia van de Poll, who he probably met in Heemstede, where her family had a summer home next to Jan Hope’s Groenendaal.
Thomas Hope helped him through his connections to become appointed to the West Indian Company (WIC) in 1776.
Proof that Archibald was friends with John Williams is the record showing that in 1785 he was witness at the baptism of John Williams son Henry. The story goes that Henry Hope took John Williams into his own house when he was too ill to come to work one day and he was not being cared for at his own lodgings. From that day on John Williams lived with Henry Hope, who adopted him and arranged a marriage with his sister’s daughter Ann Hope. That must have taken place somewhere between 1774 and 1785.
In 1786 Archibald went to Surinam to become director there until 1789. He became regent of Amsterdam and acquired other prestigious memberships before becoming a member of Dutch Parliament in 1814.
He lived during that period in his ‘Hope house’ (palace 'Lange Voorhout') in the Hague.
He was knighted in NL in 1815.
Just as his older cousins Henry and Jan, he purchased a country home in the Haarlem area.
He bought Broek in Waterland in Velsen in 1781 and hired the same gardener as Henry to do the landscaping.
I haven’t been able to discover if he had any children or not, and it’s not clear to me if he left his wife at home or took her with him to Surinam.
Amsterdam DTB: gehuwd Magdalena Antonia van de Poll 16 januari 1774
regeringsgezind (onder Willem I) (1814-1848) in de periode 1814-1819: lid notabelenvergadering (1814), lid Staten-Generaal, lid Tweede Kamer, staatsraad in buitengewone dienst born: Rotterdam, 31 augustus 1747 died: 's-Gravenhage, 7 juli 1821 - poorter van Amsterdam, vanaf 24 mei 1774 - koopman te Amsterdam, vanaf 24 mei 1774 - bewindhebber W.I.C. (West-Indische Compagnie), van 1776 tot 1786 - directeur kolonie Suriname, 1786 - schepen van Amsterdam, 1789 - lid Raad der Westindische koloniën, vanaf 1792 - lid Staatsraad in buitengewone dienst bij de sectie koophandel en koloniën, van 1807 tot 1809 - lid municipale raad van 's-Gravenhage, van 1811 tot 1813 - lid provisionele raad van 's-Gravenhage, vanaf 5 januari 1814 - lid Vergadering van Notabelen voor het departement Monden van de Maas, 29 maart 1814 - lid Staten-Generaal der Verenigde Nederlanden voor de provincie Holland, van 2 mei 1814 tot 1 september 1815 - lid Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal voor de provincie Holland, van 16 oktober 1815 tot 18 oktober 1819 - lid Raad van State in buitengewone dienst, vanaf 14 juli 1820 - weesmeester van Amsterdam, van 1790 tot 1792 - commissaris Fonds van Amortisatie Publieke Schuld, vanaf 12 mei 1807 - president kiesvergadering departement Amstelland, vanaf 17 oktober 1807 - president Fonds van Amortisatie Publieke Schuld, omstreeks 1809 - Bouwde het Paleis Lange Voorhout - Amsterdam (onder Herengracht en Amstel) - buitenhuis Waterland te Velsen - 's-Gravenhage, vanaf 1813 - Commandeur in de Orde der Unie, 23 april 1808 - Commandeur in de Orde van de Reünie, 29 februari 1812 - jonkheer, 16 september 1815 J.E. Elias, "De vroedschap van Amsterdam 1578-1795", dl. II (Haarlem, 1905)
|Henry's US cousins||1725-1740|| I am still not sure when Henry left Massachusetts. He was born around the same time and in the same town (Braintree) as John Adams, but they don't seem to be friends. Henry did have contact with Ben Franklin however.
Ties to the US:
|Maria Ellis||1730-1754+|| Maria Ellis was the oldest daughter of Edward Ellis and Mary Willard. Known children of Capt. Edward Watmough and Maria Ellis were:
|m. Edmund Watmough||1729-1761+|| Married Maria Ellis Jan. 30, 1748. Also spelled Watmouth. Was Captain and served in Nova Scotia, but can't find much info on him. His two sons JH and Edward Ellis (clearly named for his wife's father) were listed as Rhode Island settlers in Nova Scotia in Hants County in November 1760.
|Sarah Ellis||1730-1758+|| b. 1 May 1730. Apparently no issue.
|m. Isaac Deschamps||1722-1801+|| Isaac Deschamps (1722-1801) married, for a second time, Sarah Ellis, at Halifax, on 17th October, 1758. Likely of Swiss extraction, Isaac Deschamps, it seems, came to Halifax the year it was founded, 1749 (so after deportation of Acadians in 1745). In 1754 Deschamps was in charge of the truckhouse owned by Joshua Maugher and located at Piziquid (Windsor). At Piziquid trades for furs were made with the local Acadians and Indians in exchange for fire-arms, ammunition, cloth, blankets, pots, knives, and alike. Deschamps could speak and write both English and French. In 1760, with the French power in America finally broken and the Indians coming under English control, Deschamps was to be the "truckmaster" for the trade at Fort Edward (Windsor) and justice of the peace for Kings County; the following year, a judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas and judge of probate for Kings. In 1759, Deschamps became the first member of the Nova Scotia Assembly to represent the new county of Annapolis. All along he kept up at his commercial activities including entering into contracts with the military for certain of its supplies.
In 1783, he was named to Council (the chief executive body in the cabinet form of government),
and in 1785, he was appointed the acting chief justice.
|Elizabeth Ellis||1735-1817|| Elizabeth Ellis was born on 22 March 1735. |
She was the daughter of Dr. Edward Ellis and Mary Willard.
Elizabeth Ellis married Capt. Peter Jacob Dordin on 25 September 1757. Peter Dordin, Fellowship Club and Trinity Church member, sailed to Amsterdam as well as to Africa and invested in the vessel he captained. Probably a slave trader. He died in 1769.
Elizabeth Ellis then m. Peter Francis Christian de Les Dernier, son of Gideon de Les Dernier and Madelon Martine, on 17 January 1773 in Newport, Rhode Island, by the Rev. W. Bissell of the Episcopal Church; 2nd husband; d. 1817 at Salem, NH.
|m. Peter Dordin||172?-1769|| Capt. Peter Jacob Dordin : Charter of the Fellowship Club, instituted at Newport, R.I. Dec. 5th, A.D. 1752, and incorporated June 15th, A.D. 1754 which charter was renewed and altered, by the General Assembly, June 15th, A.D. 1785, and incorporated by the name of the Marine Society. If a captain survived -- and many did not -- he "had nothing to lose and a great deal to gain from a slaving venture," says historian Sarah Deutsch.
In addition to a monthly wage, captains received a 5 percent commission on every slave sold. Many also received a bonus, or "privilege," of four or more slaves per 104 Africans aboard. The captains were free to sell them or keep them.
Some made enough to invest in later trips to Africa. Many joined the Fellowship Club, a mutual aid society, established in Newport in 1752. When the club received a charter from the Rhode Island legislature, 17 of the 88 members had made at least one voyage to Africa. Shipping records Brigantine Apollo Capt. Dordin Amsterdam 1765-1766 Vernon family Collection 165 - “Invoice of sundrys” shipped by John Turner & Son, on the brig Apollo, Capt. Peter Dordin mentioned at end of document. (trex 3981)
Children of Elizabeth Ellis and Capt. Peter Jacob Dordin who were born after their marriage, so 1758+
|m. Peter Delesdernier
|| Peter Francis Christian de Les Dernier was the son of Gideon de Les Dernier and Madelon Martine. He was a at one time a merchant on Long Warf, Newport. Peter Francis Christian de Les Dernier married Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of Dr. Edward Ellis and Mary Willard, on 17 January 1773 in Newport, Rhode Island, by the Rev. W. Bissell of the Episcopal Church. Peter Francis Christian de Les Dernier died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of yellow fever. This was probably in 1793 during the great plague of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia.
Note: Gideon de Les Dernier was the brother or uncle of Moses Delesdernier: DELESDERNIER (Le Derniers, Les Derniers), MOSES, landowner and “improver,” office holder, land agent, and author; b. c. 1713 in Russin (canton of Geneva, Switzerland); d. 8 Sept. 1811 in Halifax, N.S. Moses Delesdernier and his first wife, Judith Martin (Martine), emigrated to London, England, in 1740, and ten years later came to Halifax with Gideon Delesdernier, either Moses’s brother or his uncle. In Nova Scotia Moses became involved in Abram Dupasquier’s scheme to recruit settlers from the Palatinate (Federal Republic of Germany) and returned to Europe in the fall of 1750. The venture proved most unsuccessful and he was back in Halifax in August 1751.
Children of Peter Francis Christian de Les Dernier and Elizabeth Ellis were:
Citations [S24] Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb, Early New England People, p.158. Early New England People. Some account of the Ellis, Pemberton, Willard, Prescott, Titcomb, Sewall and Longfellow, and their families. (Boston: W.B. Clarke & Carruth, 1882). Hereinafter cited as Early New England People.