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Anthony Cossart1673 - 1756 (82 years)
Name Anthony Cossart Born 14 Nov 1673 Manhattan Island, New York Gender Male Died 1756 Somerville, Somerset Nj Notes
Anthony Cousaar and his wife Elizabeth sold their house and lot in
Cripple Bush, Brooklyn, March 20, 1703. See Brooklyn Deed Book, Liber 2,
at page 190.
"This indenture made and concluded the 20th day of March in the second
year of the reign of Anne, by the grace of God Queen of England,
Scotland, France ......... and in the year of our Lord God 1703 between
Anthony Cossaer and Elizabeth Cossaer, his wife, of Cripple Boush within
the jurisdiction of Brookland in King's County upon the Island of Nassaw,
of the one part, and Thomas Jacobse, of the same place, of the other part
That the said Anthony Cossaer and Elizabeth, his wife, have and in
consideration of eight pounds good and lawful money of New York to them
in hand paid by the said Thomas Jacobse, his heirs ...... granted,
bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell
unto the said Thomas Jacobse, his heirs and assigns forever and all that
...... certainhome lot of ground situated and being in the Cripple Bush
...... on the one side the same lot ........etc., etc.
"Anthony Coosaer, 1 male, 1 wife, 1 child, 1 apprentice and no slaves."
Freeholders of Brookland, Census of Kings County, L.I., about 1698.
It appears to be a reasonable supposition that Anthony, with his family
migrated to the Raritan region of New Jersey prior to 1712 with other
settlers who left in such large numbers from the neighborhood of Brooklyn
between 1680 and 1720. He is listed as Anthony Cozar among the early
settlers of Piscataway Township, Middlesex Co., NJ. This list was
published in the Boston Evening Transcript of May 3, 1916, and represents
the leading names of the early settlers of this new colony. Later his
name appears on the records of the Dutch Reformed Church at Raritan
(Somerville), Somerset Co., NJ.
Progenitors of the Crozatt, Corzatt, Cosad, Cozad, Casad, and most of the
Baptism: 19 NOV 1673 Dutch Reform Church, NYC
Baptism: Witnesses:Jean Letuer, Rachel Dircx
Census: 1698 Kings Co.,NY; Listed as COESAER
Residence: 1703 Moved from Brooklyn to Raritan,NJ
From the book: THE COSSAIRT FAMILY by Joseph A. Cossairt (received from
"The four sons of Anthony Cossart became the fathers of numerous
families, the descendants of which are widely scattered throughout the
United States and some foreign lands. By referring to old documents,
church lists, etc., now on filein NY,NJ & PA, it will be found that
about this time the family began changing the spelling of the name from
the French & German to English and it may befound spelled in different
ways, viz.,Cosad,Cosed,Casad and cosart. The descendants of the three
eldest sons of Anthony's son Jacob, i.e.,Jacob,Samuel and Job, finally
adopted COZAD as their name, while the descendants of his son Anthony,
retained the "s" instead of a "z" in the name. Those remaining in the
east, spelled it COSAD and those in the west later changed it to CASAD.
(note: there are other spellings of the name. Anthony's descendants also
used COZART and CAZORT)
Birth Record from Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam: 19November
1673: JACOB CASAR,LYDIA WILLEMS; Witnesses: Jean Letuer and Rachel Dircx.
Marriage record of Dutch Reformed Church: "Anthony Cousart Ingeschreven
July 17, 1696, j.m.Van N.Yorck,en Lysbeth Valentine,August 2,
1696,j.d.VanSchenecatde,beyde Woonende alhier".
He was listed on the 1701 Census of Brooklyn, NY. Listed as ANTHONY
COSSAR with wife, 2 children and apprentice and 10slaves.
March 20, 1703: Sold house and lot in Cripple Bush,Brooklyn. Migratedto
the Raritan area of New Jersey by 1712 with many other settlers who left
Brooklyn.(Brooklyn Deeds, Lib. 2, pg. 190)
The Cripplebush home was located at about the modern intersection of
Nostrand and Flushing Ave.
(This info from Bill DeCoursey website: "Ancestors of William L
Person ID I11944 Wood Last Modified 27 Nov 2006
Father Jacques Jacob Cossart, b. 29 May 1639, Leyden, Holland , d. 1685, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York (Age 45 years) Mother Lea Lydia Villeman, b. 11 Apr 1638, Leyden, Holland , d. 1698, Bushwick, Kings, New York (Age 59 years) Married 14 Aug 1656 Walloons Church, (Dutch Reformed) Leyden, Holland Family ID F3925 Group Sheet | Family Chart