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Captain James Bollen (1629 – 1682) New York from the Dutch 9th Great Grandfather


Captain James Bollen played an important role in England taking over what is now New York from the Dutch. It turns out he was my 9th Great Grandfather, and we are his descendants.

9th Great Grandparents - Captain James Bollen 1629–1682/ Anne Vanquellin 1633-1683


Born: Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands, England 1629

Death Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, British Colonial America 1682


From "The History of Union County NJ 1664-1923 by A Van Doren Honeyman 1923 James Bollen came over with the English fleet in 1664, and as he was "Captain," he may have been in command of one of the vessels that pulled into New Amsterdam (now New York). He was deputized by (Col.) Nicolls to receive the surrender of the fort at New Amsterdam, (Sep. 8, 1664) and was appointed by him "Commissary of the Ammunition at New York." He remained at New York until August 1665, as his name appears often in court records. James Bollen was made secretary of the new province and accompanied the governor in August to Elizabethtown."


We are descendants from his daughter Mary Bollen. She married Peter Stout who was the son of Richard Stout and Penelope Prince. Penelope was one the ancestor that was attacked by Indians and left for dead.

Here is how Captain Bollen ties into our family.

  • 9th Great Grandparents - James Bollen (1629 – 1682)/Anne Vanquellin (1633-1683)

  • 8th Great Grandparents - Peter Stout (1654 – 1703) / Mary Bollen (1655-1692

  • 7th great Grandparents - John Stout (1677 – 1719) / Sarah Stout (1693 - )

  • 6th Great Grandparents - Peter Stout (1715 – 1802) / Margaret Cypert (1716 – 1799

  • 5th Great Grandparents - Peter Stout (1754 – 1832) / Hannah Brown (1756 – 1833)

  • 4th Great Grandparents - Ebenezer Doane (1768 – 1838) / Elizabeth Stout (1774 – 1808)

  • 3rd Great Grandparents - James Coppock Tomlinson (1799 – 1892) Nancy Ann Doane (1800 – 1890)

  • 2nd Great Grandparents - Moses Tomlinson (1836-1927)/ Martha Jackson (1844-1917)

  • Great Grandparents - Francis (Gramps) Calbert (1882 – 1971) / Eunice Elba Tomlinson (1882 – 1950)

  • Grandparents - John Henry Bombei (1908 – 1977) / Rose Lavada Calbert (1911 – 1979)

  • Parents -Robert D. Bombei (1934 – 2018) / Betty Jean Cline (1936 – 2010)



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