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Manuscript Group 1077, Bogart-Marselis Family (Albany, NY)
Papers, 1725 - 1817 (Bulk dates: 1759 - 1769, 1793, 1816 - 1817), 0.25 linear feet / 1 small manuscript box
Call Number: MG 1077
Chiefly financial accounts and bills of Hendrick I. Bogart (1729-1821) and Captain Henry Marselis (fl. 1790-1793), both based in Albany, New York. The papers provide information on the costs of a variety of foodstuffs. Among the oldest items in this collection is the will of a woman, Hendricke Boghaert (1699-1764), written in 1741 and some items relating to her husband, Isaac Boghaert (1695-1770). There is a small amount of correspondence.
Isaac Bogart, the son of Jannetje Quackenbush and Jacob Cornelius Bogaert, was born on January 18, 1695. He married Hendrickie Oothout (1699-1764), the daughter of Caatje Volkert Douw and Hendrick Jants Oothout, on November 25, 1725, and with her had six children: Jacob (1726-d. young), Hendrick I. (1729-1821), Jacob (1733-1733), Jacob (1734-1746), Catharine (b. 1734), and Isaac (1741-1818). The family resided in Albany, New York, where Isaac Bogart died on September 15, 1770. It is possible that Isaac Bogart was part of the merchant shipping firm of Bogert and Marselis (which was in existence in 1760), for his son Hendrick I. (also known as Henry), married Barbara Marselis (1728-1816), the daughter of Johanna Beeckman and Johannes Marselis, on February 19, 1758.
Barbara and Hendrick I. Bogart lived in Albany, New York where they had five children together: Hendrickie (1760-1812), Johannes (John) (1761-1853), Johanna (1763-1767), Isaac Henry (1765-1841), and Gerrit (1770-1820). Hendrick seems to have held various public offices in Albany, one of which was the inspector of the revenue of the Port of Albany to which he was appointed by George Washington on March 21, 1791. Hendrick I. Bogart died in Albany on June 27, 1821.
Both the Marselis family and the Bogart family had connections to the sea. Hendrick’s oldest son, John Bogart (1761-1853) was a captain; and Hendrick (Henry) Marselis (fl. 1790-1793), who operated out of Albany and New York, was captain of the sloop Vley.
"Bogaert Genealogy," Bogart Family File, The New Jersey Historical Society, pgs. 6-7, 12, 16.
The source of this collection is unknown.
The papers largely consist of the receipts and bills, and a smaller amount of correspondence of the allied Bogart and Marselis families, particularly Hendrick I. Bogart and Captain Henry Marselis. The papers date from 1725-1817, however a large portion of the documents fall within one of three time periods: 1759-1769, 1793, or 1816-1817. A few of the documents in the collection relate to Isaac Bogart, John Bogart, Grt. Marselis, and the merchant shipping company of Bogert & Marselis. The collection also contains the 1741 will of Hendrickie (Oothout) Bogart. The papers are organized by document type and then arranged by family member and date.
The correspondence, consisting of five letters mostly to Captain Henry Marselis, dates from the year 1793. Correspondents include George Palmer, Gerrit G. Lansing, Stephen Minton, William Prince, Jr., and Alexander Warmsley, all of whom discuss financial matters.
The financial documents and business papers are largely made up of the receipts and bills of Hendrick I. Bogart and Captain Henry Marselis. The former’s receipts date from 1753-1817 and largely document items bought. The latter’s receipts date from 1790-1793 and document items purchased along with items shipped and delivered. This series also contains a number of receipts from Isaac Bogart, John Bogart, and the City of Albany – the last of which records costs for City Hall and the courthouse. There is also a 1760 receipt for Grt. Marselis, a 1761 receipt for the company Bogert & Marselis, and a few of Captain Henry Marselis’ shipment orders and lists of items shipped.
Isaac Bogart (1695-1770) = Hendrickie Oothout (1699-1764)
Jacob Bogart (1726-d. young)
*Hendrick I. Bogart (1729-1821)
Jacob Bogart (1733-1733)
Jacob Bogart (1734-1746)
Catharine Bogart (b. 1734)
Isaac Bogart (1741-1818)
*Hendrick I. Bogart (1729-1821) = Barbara Marselis (1728-1816)
Hendrickie Bogart (1760-1812)
**Johannes (John) Bogart (1761-1853)
Johanna Bogart (1763-1767)
Isaac Henry Bogart (1765-1841)
Gerrit Bogart (1770-1820)
**Johannes (John) Bogart (1761-1853) = 1) Catharina Ten Broeck (1759-1792)
= 2) Christiana Vought (d. 1836)
Processed by Kim Charlton, August 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The New Jersey Historical Society