Hendrick Epkese Banta 1
- Born: Jun 1655, Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands
- Marriage (1): Marritje Lubbertsdr Westervelt on 17 Nov 1678 in Bergen, (Jersey City), Bergen County, New Jersey
- Marriage (2): Angenetie Hendricksdr Hellingh
- Died: Abt 1740, Bergen Co, NJ about age 85
# Immigration: 12 FEB 1659 America
Hendrick was about 4 years of age when he came to America with his parents and four brothers; they sailed from Harlingen aboard the ship De Trouw.
He grew up on Long Island.
# Will: 10 JUN 1708
# Note: "Hendrick Banta, yoeman," made his will and a deed to his eldest son, Jacob for his farm. Son Jacob recorded this deed nine years later on July 19, 1717.
# Occupation: farmer
# Event: Hendrick moved Migrated BEF 1675 Bergen Co, New Jersey
# Event: Hendrick was one of 221 signers of the famous Remonstrance to the King of England. Event 1700
# Note: The early New Jersey colonists suffered many injustices from colonial governments. Many colonists were required to pay for their land several times. The original patents were voided. The new proprietors made many overlapping grants of land. Police and military protection were woefully inadequate. Between 1689 and 1692 there was no government of any kind in the Hackensack community. During that time, bands of hostile Indians and outlaws roamed the countryside. In 1700 the disgruntled colonists appealed for better government with the famous Remonstrance to the King of England.
# Event: Hendrick was one of ten men granted a patent to about 3,000 acres of land LAND 30 NOV 1695 Bergen Co, New Jersey
# Event: Hendrick and Maritje joined the Dutch Church at Member 29 MAR 1680 Bergen, (Jersey City) Bergen Co, New Jersey
# Event: Hendrick and Maritje became charter members of Member BET 1680 AND 1686 Hackensack Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co, New Jersey
# Event: Hendrick Banta was chosen to the office of Deacon in the Office 15 JUL 1686 Hackensack Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen Co, New Jersey
# Note: This was the famous Church-on-the-Green. Hendrick was chosen Deacon again in March of 1694 and Elder in May 1705.
Hendrick married Marritje Lubbertsdr Westervelt on 17 Nov 1678 in Bergen, (Jersey City), Bergen County, New Jersey. (Marritje Lubbertsdr Westervelt died about 1694.)
Hendrick next married Angenetie Hendricksdr Hellingh. (Angenetie Hendricksdr Hellingh was born about 1674 in Bergen Co, NJ and died in Bergen Co, NJ.)