1600-1663 – Looking at a map of ancestors, I was surprised to see Belgium. “Cornelius Melyn Trades with the Indians” Apparently the trades were fine and friendly enough but it didn’t always stay that way. He went back and forth across the ocean. Peter Stuyvesant didn’t like him, sent him and a bunch of others on a ship that ended up crashing with most of the people dying with him and 18 others surviving. Another time one of the voyages got taken over by pirates. Whole thing was a bit of a mess all around. 11th Great Grandfather. Ultimately Belgium to New Haven, CT but also Staten Island and some other spots.

1600-1663 – Looking at a map of ancestors, I was surprised to see Belgium. “Cornelius Melyn Trades with the Indians”
Apparently the trades were fine and friendly enough but it didn’t always stay that way. He went back and forth across the ocean. Peter Stuyvesant didn’t like him, sent him and a bunch of others on a ship that ended up crashing with most of the people dying with him and 18 others surviving. Another time one of the voyages got taken over by pirates. Whole thing was a bit of a mess all around.
11th Great Grandfather. Ultimately Belgium to New Haven, CT but also Staten Island and some other spots.

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