New Netherland

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New Neth·er·land

A Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware Rivers. The first settlement was made at Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) in 1624, although the colony centered on New Amsterdam at the tip of Manhattan Island after 1625-1626. New Netherland was annexed by the English and renamed New York in 1664.
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New Netherland

(Placename) a Dutch North American colony of the early 17th century, centred on the Hudson valley. Captured by the English in 1664, it was divided into New York and New Jersey
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New` Neth′erland

a Dutch colony in the Hudson River region, captured by England in 1664 and divided into New York and New Jersey.
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Noun1.New Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New AmsterdamNew Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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On the banks of the Hudson River was a colony of Dutch, who had taken possession of that region many years before, and called it New Netherlands.
When I began to research my Ryckman ancestors, the Daughters of the American Revolution ancestor roster included eight men named "Ryckman" as my surname has been spelled since as early as a document in 1663 in Beverwijck, New Netherland, now Albany, New York, with occasional variations in spelling.
It takes nothing away from our colony's English roots to remember that while we were subjects of the English crown for over a hundred years, we had an earlier identity, in which for almost half a century the colony was New Netherland, Manhattan was New Amsterdam, Albany was Beverwijk (or beaver district), and just up the road, the Dutch in 1624 built Fort Orange.
A director of the Dutch Colony of New Netherland (modern-day Delaware and Connecticut) he bought it for Dutch settlers.
The book's content ranges geographically --in the nomenclature and the borders of the times--from New France and New Netherland to New Spain and the West Indies.
Originally known as Pagganuck ("Nut Island") to the Lenape Indians, the island was the first landing place of the Dutch settlers when they founded New Netherland. In more recent history, just over 200 years ago, the land belonged to the U.S.
As Kim Todt and Martha Dickinson Shattuck note in their essay, "whether trading abroad, intra-or inter-colonially, or at home in New Netherland, gender did not determine participation" (pp.
In 1664, England's King Charles II granted an area of land on the East Coast of present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.
Susanah Shaw Romney, New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America.
Gehring (New Netherland Research Center) and Starna (emeritus, anthropology, State U.
As he navigates the history of New Netherland, a province that spanned from Albany to the Delaware Bay, he reacquaints readers with familiar subjects while introducing them to others relegated to obscurity.