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Documentation on the years 1665 and 1666.
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2019, 12:42:05 PM »
Notes on the Council meeting of September 30th AD 1665
In January Kenda Glowbrenn, oldest son of Kurtiss Mersey and Emerly Glowbrenn went missing.
There have been reports of the prospectors group that there is a small log cabin some way to the west to which, possibly, the banished Grimberghens have settled down. More solid evidence is needed for a verdict and assembly of the Court of Law.

To aid the expansion processes, a watermill has been decreed to be constructed on the south side along the Ousetonack River.
In April the new stone quarry was finished setting up in the western hills and three stonecutters began work. In the same month , the decreed marketplace was finished behind the town hall. Furthermore, housing construction has been decreed to start around the Town Hall Square to accommodate the young in their housing needs.
In may a merchant tried to sell us jeweler, we declined  the offer.

In January Kylar Haynes, third son to Landy Haynes and Florina Mersey was born.
In June, Andell Glowbrenn was born, 4th son and 5th child of Emerly and Kurtiss.
In August, Hayde Mersey, the second daughter to Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn was born.
In June Orio Glowbrenn started an apprenticeship with Neva Haynes and moved into the new Main road house where the immigrations office is to be.

-540 of Squash
-1083 of Rye
-72 Melons
-12 Kegs of mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Governor’s Journal of January 6th 1666
Thus begins a year which has been anticipated with dread among the Christian community of the colony. My being Governor and a Muslim at this date has brought many to voice complaints about bad omens and hushed whispers of my being their Anti-Christ. I know I am a respected member of the Council, as was shown by my election through my peers, yet am uneasy with these times.
The Connecticut and Massachusetts colonies have grown uneasy and have been trialing more and more of their burgesses for witchcraft and devilry. I pray that these superstitions may not affect our free community.

Salvah ibn Chaara


Second Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, of August 30th AD 1666
The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiff being Myrone Grimberghen, aged 28.
The accused being Dayle, aged 16, and Adaliana Grimberghen, age 19, their child Barren. Son and daughter of Myrone and Winifreda Grimberghen.
Trialed and found guilty for the Detestable and  uncouth act of carnal fornication.
Dadro and Tajaney and their child, being Barren, born out of uncouth fornication have henceforth been banished, under pain of death, from the domains and estates of the Colony of Haynestown.

Furthermore, Myrone Grimberghen, has been sentenced to 20 floggings and, as this is the second offence on his part in failings in his duties as a father and general destruction of his good standing, has henceforth been expelled from the ruling Council until such time said Council sees him fit for reinstatement.

Thus sentenced and decreed the Court of Law of Haynestown, being Kurtiss Mersey, Governor Salvah Chaarason and Councilmen Humbert Haynes, Zecheriah Mersey Zachery Glowbrenn

Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 14th AD 1666, a year of bad omens.
With many children in want of good teachings and in plight of our enduring literacy, a school was decreed to be build. The Massechusts colonies have been enacting that every town of 50 families or more have a Latin school, we now follow this principle of wisdom.

In January 250 sacks of wheat were traded for wool to diversify the bakery’s produce.
In April the Northern trading dock was completed in what is to be the main area of commerce in our future.
September we traded 25 bronze tools for glass panes from a porting trader.
It with unease and apprehension hat the Council has taken the new of the renewed war between England and the Dutch. With New Amsterdam and it’s New Netherlands colonies already occupied for two years and the battles at sea taking on grim and awesome proportions we pray  This could not come at a less opportune moment.

With further unease, the Haynestown Colony had its second Court of Law assembly this April, under much the same circumstances as the first, regrettably.

In January, Colon Glowbrenn, first child and son to Aryant Glowbrenn and Skyleigh Mersey was born.
In March Nethew van Grimberghen, second son of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen was born.
And, the same month, Hessi Haynes, was born daughter of Neva Haynes. She named one Leftenant William Hugh, who serves on one of the Royal Navy patrol ships around these waters, as the father.

-492 of Squash
-888 of Rye
-12 Kegs of Mead
-72 Melons

Governor Salvah Chaarason

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Council Notes of 1667-1670
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2019, 04:36:33 AM »
Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 3rd AD 1667
As the fuel needed to feed our smelter has been a strain on our already slim log stockpiles it was decreed to construct a second forester in the Wester Woods. Furthermore, to allow the further growth of the Main Street the Chaarason herb garden, a boon for our tinctures and poutlices, is to be moved into the Wester Woods likewise.
As the young Glowbrenn prospectors scouted and mapped our regions in greater detail than we had before, it has come to the attention that bridges and crossings are needed to ease the traversing of the river and streams.

While our colony had some upheaval and wicked deeds in previous year, news has reached is of the on the hellish fires that consumed most of the City of London last year. The fear of such a thing happening in our town has raised concerns for an extra well to be dug at the center of the market place.
As for the new constructions to be decreed:
A new Rye field is to be built on the west side of the Main Street.
As decreed the Latin school has been under construction and is nearing completion during this meeting but has been halted in order to plough the new field for next spring.
A start was made on the construction canal that is to run through town. This will both aid in our sewage disposal and provide a speedier fare-through for passing traders.
A sick house is to be built on the new north side.
In May Norrin Haynes was born, first son of Neva, once again from absent Leftenant Hugh.
This month Verley Germain, second son of Errold and Krissa was born.

-72 Melons
-628 Squash
-907 of Rye
-30 kegs of mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Notes on the Council meeting of August 24th AD 1668
News reached us of more horrendous sea battles between the English and the Dutch. Apparently the Dutch sailed up the Medway river, commandeered or otherwise burned the ships they found and made their escape with the flagship of the Royal Navy. Either side, however has seemingly grown tired of the war and there is a peace between the as of last year’s July. As per this treaty we will no longer be scrutinized so harshly for trading with other nations.
Moreover, the treaty relinquishes the New Netherlands to the English Crown and, as it has been known for some time now, is to be named New York. With these developments in mind our colony sought unification and reliability. While we do not lightly throw in some of the freedoms we have enjoyed over these 30 years, we also are very much aware of that power being taken from us by force. Being united against such forces with our neighbors while retaining most of our fundamental rights was the basis for the mutual cooperation agreed upon with the Conecticut Colony.

Hereby, as of August 21st AD 1668, the town of Haynestown has joined the Connecticut colony. While the 1639  foundation holds true, in as much as His Royal Highness Charles II it deems fit, Haynestown will from henceforth be under the rules and freedoms of the Connecticut Charter of 1662. Henceforth, in accordance with said Charter, the Governor and one appointed ruling Councilmember of Haynestown will attend the General Assembly to act as the voice of the people of our territories.
Furthermore, in accordance with said Charter, the town of Haynestown will bestow the King with one-fifth of all gold and all silver mined on our territories.
While the 1662 Charter provides for a Connecticut Gorvernor, Haynestown is allowed to retain this position for the Governing of our territories, as per Foundation of 1639, under the same restrictions applied upon the function of the Gorvernor of Connecticut.

Singed, read and sentenced,
Governor of Haynestown Salvah Chaarason, and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being Humbert Haynes, Zecheriah Mersey Zachery Glowbrenn
Gorvernor of the Conecticut Colony John Winthrop the Younger and the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony


Notes on the Council meeting of November 11th AD 1668, the year of prosperity and progress.
In May Selmerson Haynes was betrothed to Liviana Mersey. They moved into the new house on main street.

In that same month out prayers were answered when a group of settlers from the New Amsterdam colony found their way to our town. They had fled the war and English occupation of the city and, hearing of the religious freedom our colony practices, made their way to these parts.
The ruling council hereby welcomes and registers the following families as commoners of Haynestown
The deHaart Family, from Amsterdam, being Remiah De Haart and Winnifreda Zeeuw and their children Konnell of 7  and Adinah of 5. Their 6-year-old indentured servant Austy Mott lives next door.
The Smith Familly, being Henden Smith and Vinces Vincian and Vinces’ child of a former marriage 3–year-old Ofelicity Paulussen.
The Barents family, from Meppel, being Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk, from Meppel, with ther 2-yrear-old daughter Deeannabel
The LeFevre Familly, from Calais, being Cleonidad LeFevre and Almire du Bois with their twins Alverne and Penella both one-year-old and their indentured servant maid Isha of 8 years old.
Princente Applegate and Verly Fox, from Kent, with their 4–year old daughter Kaiyann.

On the constructions, decreed and otherwise:
New chapel as Four Pines parish is too crowded.
The paving of the Main street with sett stones started in spring.
With the growth of our colony in such a way our old Parish will no longer suffice for jubilations and Sunday mass. A new chapel is to be built once all families have found a home, outside the boariding house.
The Latin School was finished in order to educate the new generation and Emerly Glowbrenn started teacher.
The sick house was finished in the summer and Winnifreda Zeeuw started to stock the building with provisions to ward us from such diseases that have plagued the old world and the Indians as of late.
In September we traded 500 bags of rice for 63 glass panes with an East India Company trader to help our colonies food stocks.

In May Khristophe Glowbrenn was born , second son of Aryant Glowbrenn and Skyleigh Mersey.
This month Westine Mersey, second son to Deyner Mersey and Giann was born.

-603 of Squash
-1146 or Rye
-72 Melona
-24 kegs of Mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 18th AD 1669
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639, this council has elected Zecharaia Mersey to refill the role as 7th Governor of Haynestown.

In January Katience Haynes, second daughter of Haywardo and Katarine.
In February a large amount of children were born, namely:
-Emmie Barents, son of  Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk.
-Orris Grimberghen, son of Tomas Grimberghen , who had moved into the boarding house since her pregnancy, was born. She identified the father as being a Jan van Dyk from the Heemstee colony
-Anja Applegate, daughter of Princente Applegate and Verly Fox.
-Westine Mersey, son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn.
Late September Corter Vincian, son of Malace Mersey and Vincess Vincian.
Also Clellary Mersey, second daughter of Hershelby and Kamerica was born thos month.
Furthermore, Dela Germain, first child and daughter of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason was born.
It was a harsh winter to contend with, and our town had not the stockpiles to serf so many new families. We had to mourn the loss of Henden Smith who froze to death this February.

Elious Glowrenn and Blaken Haynes were betrothed in December last year and moved into the third story of the Baystreet corner.
In February Vergio Haynes  became the first to start his education at the latin school.
Vincess Vincian, shortly after her time of mourning her partner, Mister Smith, married Ballace Mersey in early April.
In December of last year we traded 15 full coats for 30 glass panes (including tax) to help Orio in his duties as tailor.
In the spring we started our militia in urgence with the appropriation of ball and powder through our quartermasters’ office on the northern docks. We can start looking towards building a sea-side fort on the mouth of the river.

-72 Melons
-577 Squash
-1997 of Rye

Governor Zecharia Mersey and the ruling Council, being: Humbert Haynes, Zachery Glowbrenn, Salvah Chaarason.


Notes on the Council meeting of September 29th AD 1670
In November of last year the following children were born
Bessee DeHaart, second daughter of Remiah DeHaart and Winnifreda Zeeuw.
Waylan Glowbrenn , first son and child of Brean Glowbrenn. She registered one John Fisher, a Carpenter’s mate on trading cog frequenting our port, as the father.
Damarco Swart, child of Dorothea Swart, a maiden recently arrived in town.
Zavie Haynes third child of Neva Haynes and Leftenant Hugh.
In July, Chaun Germain, son of Clarech Germain and Harron Chaarason was born.
and, McKaylan Glowbrenn, daughter of Aryant glowbrenn Skyleigh mersey was born.
In May Dicki Chaarason, son of Slavah Chaarason and Princess Haynes was born.

Florina Mersey died in November of last year during childbirth of her and Landy’s 4th child.
In April, Lyocely Mersey, Clerk of the Writ and Gorvernor’s wife, died during a track into the woods, we did not see her for several days and found her dead on the third day of searching.
Both have been buried in the Four Pines Parish graveyard.

During the 12 days of last year Denisha Chaarason moved in with Landy Haynes to provide comfort in the cold months.
During the year the new settlers moved to new housings along the main square and the main road; yet still a few families remain lodged in the boarding house. The new Rye field has been producing adequately, yet we need more sustenance. Hence we ploughed a new field this spring, in order to grow more melons.
In March a well-stocked trader ported in from New Haven from which we bought, 66 beer, military supplies, fancy homeware and 200 charcoal.
In May we traded some parcels of tea and kegs of cider for 720 beeswax, both the Baystreet corner pub and the Sheep’S Pen Pub benefited from these exchanges.
In September we traded 16 long coats for glass some panes of glass.

-290 Melons
-668 Squash
-2047 of Rye
-12 Kegs of Mead

Governor Zecharia Mersey
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Council Reports from 1671-1675
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2019, 05:06:21 AM »
    Notes on the Council meeting of October 13th AD 1671
    December of last year, Leeannine Haynes, third daughter of Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey,
    Aslo, Teressika Mersey, third daughter of Hershelby Mersey and Kamerica Chaarason,
    And, Dean Glowbrenn, daughter of Reana Glowbrenn, now serving the household of Gorvernor Zecharaia Mersey.[/li][/list]
    In March, Warney Mersey, son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn.
    In May Muhammed Barents, second son of Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk was born. The Barents Family  has been helped greatly by the Chaarason Family in settling in town and so the child was named in Salvah’s Muhammadan believes.
    also, Ellins LeFevre was born, third son of Cleonidad and Alimire Lefevre.
    In August, Wintony Vincian  Second son of Ballace Mersey and Vincess Vincian was born.
    In this month of October, Rooseveland Grimberghen, second son of Tomas Grimberghen,
    Also, Rockett Glowbrenn, first child and son of Elious Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes,
    as well as, Lessiah Glowbrenn, second son of Brean Glowbrenn.

    In January the Applegate family moved into a new house on the main street and Edwarden and Mistyn moved into a new cottage by the fields.
    Dorothea Swart the baker and her daughter moved into another such cottage. Haskelley moved in with them as to live closer to the Rye for his labors.
    Isha, servant to the LeFevre family moved into the next cottage along with Tomas Grimberghen and her son. Bertrude and Anjane moved into the new wing of the LeFevra family estate.
    In January, with our food stocks less filled as we would like, we traded a goodly amount of sweet Potatoes, Pineaples , a true delicacy to us here, and sugar cookjes for beeswax from a trader from Surinam.
    In May, however, our food stocks had run so dangerously low that people began to scavenge the woods for want of roots and berries.
    Only a few days ago, as of this meeting, an Indian trader from the inlands ported in from whom we bought a large amount of eggs and squash as well as some bison jerky and salted hog. This should provide us for at least the end of winter.
    In May the first log bridge was constructed over the Ousetonack River to allow for more easy access to the hinterland, was completed.
    With the prospect of accommodating more new colonists haste a new inn was was constructed
    Our tool shortage is still growing, but the decreed new blacksmith was completed earlier this month to accommodate this.
    A new sheep’s pen was decreed behind the Chaarason estate and a new Rye field is to be plated.
    Coal and oak seeds were traded for  what was most of our spare wool stockpile. An oak orchard is to be planted in the near future.

    A long, wet summer, resulted in a bountiful harvest, our prayers answered.
    -540 of squash
    -2159 of rye
    -756 melons
    -6 kegs of mead

    Governor Zecharia Mersey


    Notes on the Council meeting of October 5th AD 1672
    In November last year, Giovannalison third daughter of the Applegate family,
    Also Dallace Swart, second son of Dorothea Swart.
    In January, Sophronica van Grimberghen, fourth daughter of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen.
    In February, Kailah Chaarason, first child an daughter of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
    In April, Loreann Haynes, first daughter and third child of Neva Haynes.
    In August, Lessiah Glowbrenn, second daughter of Brean Glowbrenn.
    In September, Merricky Germain, son of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason,
    Also, Arvile Mersey, fifth son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn was born.
    This month, Veronald Barents, daughter of Jalentin and Maran was born.
    In May a trader ported in with whom we traded a fair amount of spare boar ribs , bacon and strawberries for our fine glass.
    The new forge of the blacksmith is exceeding our expectations and the tool shortage has been alleviated since this may.

    This June, twenty-five new settlers unboarded from the Lorenzo, anchored of our coast. The new families hereby accepted and registered as commoners of Haynes town are:
    The Gowan family, being Macker Gowan and Essee Wilson with their 7 year old son, Vesteban and negro servant, Arti.
    The Stevens family with Germain Stevens and Moria Stevens and Moria’s son Lamon Hanfort from a previous marriage.
    The Davenport family being Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol, their 10-year old daughter …and indentured servant Jessiah.
    The Jung family, being Herschelen Jung and Tenne Krause and their 2 year old daughter Loraine Jung.
    The Le Veelu family with Lashade Le Veelu and Harli Guyot with their children Beverli  Le Veelu and Audio Le Veelu. The Negro servant family, owned by the Le Veelu family, with Kevonte and his 8-year old sister Opher.
    The Trowbridge family being Glenwoody Trowbridge and Talian Wheeler and their children Evangel Trowbridge and Wood Trowbridge.

    With our Latin school now housing 16 children a second teacher, Anjane Glowbrenn, was employed.
    As of this writing, a sudden spread of dysentery has struck the colony and is causing quite a discomfort for many. Herschelen Jung is currently tending to the afflicted.

    -644 of squash
    -12 of mead
    -752 melons
    -1925 of Rye

    Governor Zecharia Mersey


    Notes on the Council meeting of September 8th AD 1673
    In November, Dalindsay, first child and daughter of Selmerson an Liviana was born.
    In  March the following children were born:
    Neva Glowbrenn, first daughter of Brean Glowbrenn
    Egbertie Stevens, son of Germain Stevens and Moira Stevens
    Myrone Haynes, Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey.
    Myrone Gowan, Son of Macker Gowan and Essee Wilson.
    In May, Sincer Applegate first son of Princente Applegate and Verly Fox.
    Also, Michelly Glowbrenn, first daughter of Elouis Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes..
    In June the following:
    Princenza Chaarason, daughter of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
    Herlie Mersey, daughter of Bertrude Mersey and Anjane Glowbrenn.
    In August:
    Bennifred Davonport, daughter of Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol.
    Waylando Jung, son of Werschelen Jung and Tenne Jung.
    Waymond Le Veelu, son of Lashade Le Veelu and Harli Guyot.
    In May, Forren Germain, son of Kevonte of Lashade and Savannamae Germain. Thus Forren was born free.

    In November AD 1672, young Merricky Germain, one of the first to be so afflicted, died in the sick house, in spite of Mister Jung’s laborious work. He has been buried in the Four Pines Cemetery.
    Most of the ailments from the Dysentery had been alleviated by the end of January.

    In November of last year the new Sheep’s Pen Inn was completed in time to house most of the new families.
    An oak tree orchard was planted behind the school as well as several lanes of these magnificent giants throughout the town for the enjoyment of our future generations.
    Two mollusk fisheries by the South bay docks were completed in spring.
    In January we traded 52 Flemish muskets for our beeswax and wool.
    The planned fortification of our sea-side bay is well underway. A star fort is under construction at the river mouth so that we may defend our colony from any attackers by sea.
    In march we traded a few stacks of coal and 25 fine winter coats for 8 glass panes.
    We sold 42 of our cleaned wool for £200, including taxes.

    A Royal Navy messenger from the Frigate Laurel ,anchored in our Northern bay, informed us late in August that a new Act of Navigation, namely ‘Act for the incouragement of the Greeneland and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade´ had been passed by His Majesty. While this new Act does allow more dealings with foreign personnel and thereby relaxes some of the strain on our colonies workforce, the Act also tightens the rope on the Act of 1660, for it makes the English trader wholly responsible for the levies on their transported goods, which are henceforth to be registered by a Commissioner of Customs back in England. Thusly ships’ captains will be forced to take these taxations when dealing with our New England colonies.
    While the duties on the produce of whaling has been voided for the coming decade, our colony has yet to endeavor into this trade.

    -540 of Squash
    -2594 of Rye
    -755 of Melons

    Governor Zecharia Mersey


    Notes on the Council meeting of November 4th AD 1674

    As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Zachery Glowbrenn to refill the role as 4th Governor of Haynestown.
    Furthermore, it was deemed nessicary to enlarge the ruling council to reflect and convey the opinions and persons of the younger generations.
    The ruling Council members as of this date are the following:
    Zecheria Mersey, Darney Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes

    December AD 1673, After having moved into the Sheep’s Pen Inn, Madonnie gave birth to a daughter, Rilla. She could give naught but the name William Stone, although the child has a dark skin which has caused many to doubt her word.
    Also, Ludgwight Vincian, son of Balance Mersey and Vincess Vincian.
    In January, Cammi Haynes, daughter of Neva Haynes.
    In February, Hall Towbridge, son of Glenwoody Towbridge and Talian.
    Also, Alberto Glowbrenn son of Reana Glowbrenn.
    In April Sorentio Grimberghen, daughter of Tomas Grimberghen.
    In May, Chaun Swart , son of Dorothea Swart.
    In June, Tamathi Haynes, Daughter of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana Mersey.
    This month, Giancarly Haynes, Daughter of Landy Haynes and Denisha Chaarason.
    On January 26, Myrone Grimberghen, aged 52, died after a short cold. So passes another of the founding members of the colony. He was buried in the Four Pines Parish graveyard.

    We traded some whale meat for 42 glass panes in December of last year.
    It was decided that with glass being so good for commerce as it is, the production will , once again, be increased.
    We traded copper and silver bars for stock of beeswax in January.
    In may we traded peaches, kale, turnips and fruit wine as our food larders are still quite empty.

    The council has received the plans of the Barents family on how to further our canal progress. It was proposed to take not of the New Amsterdam design, with a long, inward side-fare. These plans will be deliberated upon. Agreed upon at once was that a watermill at the Baystreet was to constructed and, as of this meeting, far in progression.

    On December 2nd  AD 1673, the first graduate of our Latin school, Adinah deHaart, assumed work. The youth will soon be generally able to read the scriptures for themselves.

    The news of the English and the Dutch once again engaging in war came as a small but unwelcome surprise. Over the last few years they appear to have settled what grudges was left after the wars of last decade. While the neighboring New York colony remains legitimately while the Suriname colony is now held by the Dutch.

    With the influx of French and Flemish settlers, there has grown a small but vocal Catholic community in our town. While this dismays some of the Protestants, it is with the freedoms of believe and ownership that this colony has been thriving. It is the truth that Old World was seen horrendous destruction and bloodshed over this topic. For many, it was just this cause that let them to come to the Americas in the first place.
    Thusly, the ruling Council accepts and decrees a small Catholic church to be build. This, only when the current construction on the new Chapel has been finished.

    -580 Squash
    -2375 of Rye
    -6 kegs of mead
    -720 melons

    Gov. Z. Glowbrenn and the ruling Council of Haynestown beign, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Salvah Chaarason.


    Notes on the Council meeting of October 3rd AD 1675
    In January Keller Stevens, daughter of Germain and Moria Stevens.
    Aslo, Camilagros Germain, daughter of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason.
    In May, Brion Jung, daughter of Herschelen Jung Tenne Jung.

    As of this date Isha, henceforth known as Isha Liberey, has served her 7 year indeturement to the LaFervre family and is by contract and council decree, hereby named a Free Planter. 
    In January the palisade of the Fort was started to be erected.
    To further our clothing produce, something that has been severely lacking and has done no good for the reputation of our town, it was decreed to build a weaver’s hall and a uniform maker for our militia was to be made.
    Thus the council agreed and decreed.

    During January and February a large number of children started their educations, while throughout the rest of the year almost half as many students finished theirs, and started work.
    Earlier this year Demar and Madonnie and her child Rilla moved into one of the of the new houses by the Rye fields. This way will henceforth be known as Rye Road.
    Hoster Haynes and Opher the servant moved into a new Baystreet residence in May.
    In April the stone quarry was exhausted and Monsieur Le Veelu started the excavation of the new quarry a little while from it. In early September most of the miners could resume their work.
    In August, a new Rye field was ploughed, yet too late to be sown.

    -2270 rye
    -540 of squash
    -761 melons

    No mead was produced as the honey was used for consumption by the apiary households.

    Gov. Z. Glowbrenn

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    State of the Colony-1677, Genealogical data.
    « Reply #33 on: February 06, 2019, 02:44:31 AM »
    State of the Colony-1677
    I think I’ll do one of these ever 10 years or so, depending on what the dynamics are within the colony’s growth and developments.
    I’m working on ways to have more interactivity in the wars; maybe even do some in other games in custom maps to reflect the happenings. Also, I have, in rare optimism, created the geographical outlay of the Haynestown surroundings in Cities Skylines, so that, when and if the time comes to switch to the modern era, I can continue the Haynestown Story in that game.

    On to genealogy!
    As feared, the second generation had some trouble finding mates, or rather, looking beiond their next of kin. Quite a few of the newest generation of parents are cousins. Welcome to Hicktown ya’ll.
     We were, however saved by two pretty big nomad arrivals. The food production has been at a low ever since, but at least we won’t be making inbread mutant-babies for the future (probably). Inter-cousin marriage and children would still be a major offense in these times, but I have to draw the line somewhere as having to banish these people is a real annoyance and takes a lot of work to see through; work that has to come from be and the town, neither of which should want or have to spend that much time on it.

    As there were quite a few pare ups with children well under 13 and the older woman giving birth, I opted for an ‘outsider’ approach. Sexual contact with adventurous types, travelers and especially seaman was common and left quite some single mothers. A mother had to give up the name of the husband at birth as to legitimize it, when a father was an out-of-towner there was little the magistrates could or wanted to do to investigate these person, real or made up.

    Some statistics as of year 39, 1677. The top 10 family composition is as follows:
    1. Glowbrenn, 15% (29)
     2. Haynes, 13% (25)
     3. Mersey, 11% (21)
     4. Grimberghen, 6% (11)
     5. Chaarason, 6% (11)
     6. Germain, 4% (9)
     7. van Grimberghen, 3% (6)
     8. LeFevre, 2% (5)
     9. Jung, 2% (5)
     10. Barents, 2% (5)
    Number of individuals: 183 (living and dead)
    Males: 95
    Females: 88
    Number of families: 47
    Unique surnames: 35

    The Glowbrenns keep skyrocketing and are incredibly influential. Their youngest generation is, once again, big and very much present. They, amazingly, have had no true incestual relations so far, which makes their dynasty that more impressive. Their youngest generation is bolstered by three single mothers, Brean, Madonnie and Reana who are responsible for 6 of the 7 new Glowbrenn’s. I really hope Orio will become a baker at some point, but it appears he’ll spend his life making warm coats.

    It’s good to see the Haynes family keeping their head up. Quite some 2nd generation children are passing on the family name so they are well for the future. The Haynes have the biggest off-shore wealth and are planning to move to their woodland estate in the near future. One of the first 3rd generation Haynes was named Humbert II, I really hope this will become a tradition within the Dynasty.

    The Mersey family are everywhere, they have solidified their influence by marrying into every major family. Through Darney and Bertrude their family name will be passed on. Zacheria’s brisk and just conduct has earned him three terms of Governorship thus far. Their matriarch and pillar of the community Loycely met a sad end but her offspring will carry on her dreams.

    The Grimberghen family is still in decline and only by the fact of their inherent influence are they still on the same position as last time. However, only 3 new Grimberghens were born since then so there is very little chance of them coming to anything big. It is likely that within the next 10-15 years the van Grimberghens will become bigger than their counterpart. As a toll for their impending downfall, their dishonored patriarch Myrone, died soon after having cleansed his name a bit and even having a few children named after him
    The Chaarasons are slightly bigger in name since last check-up but their influence reaches far deeper.
    Their tight bonds with the Haynes and Germain families makes them a political cornerstone. Salvah was an effective Gorvernor in turbulent times, even though the merging with the Connecticut colony is still a sore point for many.

    Germain is an active community around the Baystreet area and its production. There have yet to be any 3rd generation Their family tree isn’t as big yet, but quite interesting. I want to display history with all its nasty scars, including slavery. I don’t want to offend anyone, but I try to represent people as they might have been. It was interesting to see Savanamea move in with the La Veelu’s slave. My choosing to make their offspring free was part out of necessity, part out of principal with the colony. They follow English and Connecticut laws with their ow free twist influenced by the New Netherlands freedoms. It would be decades before this kind of freedom would emerge in England and the other colonies, but here’s a start.

    As for the newcomers, a lot of French, as their colonies grow and a lot of border friction develops. With the secret Treaty of Dover, Charles II and Louis XIV had made a pact to ease the frictions between the big powers and to form a alliance against the Dutch.
    The two main French families LaFevre and Le Veelu are pretty wealthy and will probably cause some shifts in culture over the coming years. The Bloodless Revolution, the Anglo-French wars and the colonial conquests between them will make things spicy.

    I’ve added some more mods to accommodate the architecture of the coming centuries.
    Kid’s Colonial Houses and Recourse, Necora’s Maritime Sherbrooke, RK’s Choo-Choo, Ketchup Inc. and Storage Inc. and DS’s Blast Furnace being the biggest ones.

    I’m working on some cartographic maps and street-plans to give the narrative more flavor.
    Thanks for reading, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to improve the narrative, both historically as well as textually.
    I will try to make the reports shorter, less dry and, as time moves on, the format will become more bureaucratic and maybe even move away from governmental reports to New Papers and such.

    Edit: I found out that I was quite behind on the database and these figures presented here are incomplete. Severs me for working on this late.
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    Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
    « Reply #34 on: February 07, 2019, 04:44:39 AM »
    It's very impressive how you keep track of your inhabitants. Do you follow the game all the time or do you adjust the story from time to time?

    Your reports are indeed a bit long. I only look through them and read a little here and there. But I guess you make them mainly for your own amusement, so I don't really mind. We also have a proverb here in Sweden that says; "you shouldn't throw stones in a glasshouse"; meaning that if I complain on you, I might better look at myself first. ;)

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    Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
    « Reply #35 on: February 07, 2019, 05:52:44 AM »
    I keep track of all things going on while playing via notes. These notes I work out into texts and add to the database.
    It's a constant game of working what the story, reacting to and anticipating things the game throws at me. And of course, taking historic events into context.

    But yeah, I'm taking way too much time writing those reports; I'm not keeping to my final rule of keeping it enjoyable too well.;)
    I'll try and figure out to make it the text less dry and the images more speaking for themselves.^^

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    « Reply #36 on: February 09, 2019, 04:37:47 AM »
    Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 9th AD 1676
    November last year , Norrin Glowbrenn, son of Elouis Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes.
    December Teressandra Germain, daughter of Kevonte of Lashade and Savannamae Germain.
    In February, Justy Chaarason, son of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
    In April Lavaras Glowbrenn, daughter of Brean Glowbren.
    Also, Lettylou Davonport, daughter of Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol.
    In June, Amala Haynes, daughter of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana.
    In August, Farreed Glowbrenn, daughter of Madonnie Glowbrenn.

    For the past few years we have heard horrible tales of battles with the Indians in the East. This war, led by an actual Indian King, named Philip, appears to be moving our way. The urgency to  complete our fort and prepare out militia becomes this much more apparent. As both not being in state of readiness the ruling Council voted against sending out  help to battle this heathen enemy.
    In April we opened our second protestant church, namely, the Church of The Trinity, Anjane Glowbrenn assumed the  role clerk.
    As decreed, the construction of the first Catholic Church was started soon after. It will be noted here that the papacy does not and will hold no authority in our colony, in accordance with the Laws of the Connecticut Colony. Our Latin school reached 38 students this year so that our new generation can read the scriptures themselves. As our school building is spacious and new building will not be decreed, thus, the Papist and Protestant children will have to share in their education. A good foundation of a blessed future.
    The construction of our weavers hall was finished and the production of cloth from wild cotton was started. In the future we might contemplate importing this article from the southern colony plantations.
    It is hereby decreed by the ruling council that a clay excavation will be started along the river, west of wester wood. This, to gather the recourses for a , on a later date, to be constructed brick kiln. So that we may build some of our houses in baked brick as is the habit in England.
    In August we traded 4 pigs for 100 pears, 85 coper ores and some glass panes.
    These enlargements of our livestock herds should in a few years’ time prove good enough to replenish our larders.

    -374 Carrots in their first harvest
    -1755 of Rye due to an early strong winter
    -540 Squash
    -528 Melons
    -Another year without Mead production. Yet our cellars and two pubs are quite well stocked so it was decided to halt the production altogether for the tie being

    Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


    Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 19th AD 1677
    In August Noelian van Grimberghen was born, daughter of Jonniel van Grimbergen an Lotilie Glowbrenn after their marriage earlier that year.
    This month, Humbert Haynes II , first child and son to Vergio Haynes and Tatia Volynia, who recently arrived in town. So named for his grandfather.

    The Winter was blistering this year. A few street urchins froze to death in the alleys.
    In August, we had the sad occasion of the passing of Edgardner Glowbrenn, at age 39. While hunting in the Haynes reserve he was charged by a mothering boar and died soon after. He was buried in the Four Pines cemetery.

    This year’s plight was to put our work force to use and produce more food.
    Work on the Fort continues as the fighting with the Indians out East and North grows more brutal.
    In light of our resent loss the fort is to be named Fort Edgardner.
    The same merchant of last year ported in and offered us pigs of a wilder breed, but for a lower price.
    We declined, our pigs will do.

    -540 Squash
    -752 Melons
    -2256 of Rye
    -558 Carrots

    Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


    Notes on the Council meeting of September 28th AD 1678
    In February, Kathey Glowbrenn Son of Madonnie Glowbrenn.
    In May, Chandace Germain, daughter of Savanamae Germain and Kevonte.
    In July, Hubertha Haynes, Son of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana Mersey.
    In August Earnet Glowbrenn, Daughter of Elious Glowbrenn and Blaken Hanyes.
    On August 5th AD 1678, Anasta Glowbrenn, Governor’s wife, died of natural causes, aged 56. She had been feeling distraught ever since the passing of her oldest son. She was buried in the Four Pines cemetery.

    We traded some 50 bags of feathers for  silver bars in February.
    During the early spring About 50 refugees flooded our streets. Fleeing the bloodshed by the Indians out east. Had to turn these poor retches away as our food stocks would not hold for such a large amount of mouths to feed.
    That same month the Tannery and housing on top of the uniform tailor were finished, where Germain and Moira and family took residence.
    The new Catholic Church of Saint Damasus on the Main Street has been finished and was opened in August.

    -344 acorns were harvested in the orchards first year of bearing fruit.
    -1630 of rye in a abominable harvest
    -738 melons
    -563 squash
    -341 carrots

    Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


    Intermediate Council meeting of July 26th AD 1679
    In light of recent passings the council was forced to reconvene at this time, as to address the reordering of its members. Reason being the following events:

    On July 13th AD 1679, Salvah Chaarason, aged 57, 6th Gorvernor and ruling Council member of Haynestown died of natural causes. Leaving behind wife Princes Haynes and a community that he had help build.
    He was buried next to his first wife on the Chaarason Estatem with the wishes that Princes should join them when her time comes.
    A week later, Zachery Glowbrenn, aged 56, 2nd and 8th Gorvernor of Haynestown and ruling Councilmember, patriarch of the Glowbrenn Family, passed away as well.
    With the loss of our Gorvernor and a senior Council member the following was agreed and dicided upon by the ruling Council.
    That Humbert Haynes will henceforth be the 9th Gorveronor of Haynestown.
    That Clarench Germain and Chaarason should be included in the ruling Council as to represent their families and generation.

    Thus was said, decreed and singed upon,
    H.H. and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Haywardo Haynes, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

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    « Reply #37 on: April 02, 2019, 04:56:01 AM »
    Notes on the Council Meeting of September 29th AD 1679, a year of the loss of Founding Fathers.
    In March Solonel Mersey, son of Gian Glowbrenn and Darny Mersey.
    Also, Cloraina Barents daughter of Maran Luyk and Jalentin Barents.
    In May, Sheilanie Glowbrenn, daughter of Andell Glowbrenn and Verline Lyon.
    Again this winter at least 3 vagabonds were found frozen on the street.
    As noted in the Intermediate Council Meeting of July 26th of this year, both Salvah Chaarason and Zachery Glowbrenn died in that month.

    In February, we traded 175 pearls for cherry seeds, a valuable treasure indeed!
    A month later we acquired much needed construction materials, being 250 logs and 160 stone blocks for bags of feathers, beeswax ad 70 wool. With this, the planned canal system should be finished in a shorter time frame.
    In April we traded some copper and glass panes for 500 sacks of flower and 177 boxes of limes.
    In June Monsieur Lashade opened up a second mine, one for salt extraction to aid in our food preservation and leather tanning.
    In August the Pub Kitchen, an extension to the Saint Damasus Church was completed. This is to feed the vagabonds and homeless as well as the less well to do families during winter.
    An early frost this month destroyed large parts of our crops being lost. A harsh winter is ahead of us.
    As a premeasure, a part of the chicken flocks was butchered.

    -440 acorns
    -554 squash
    -1630 of Rye
    -451 carrots
    -630 melons

    H.H. and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Haywardo Haynes, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain


    Notes on the Council Meeting of October 5th AD 1680, a year of prosperity.
    During the cold December months, Madalia van Grimberghen , daughter of Jonniel van Grimberghen and Lottilie Glowbrenn.
    In February, Norinnea Haynes, first child and daughter of Hoster Haynes  and Opher of Le Veelu. Norinnea was thus born free.
    In April, Loraina Haynes, daughter of Landy Haynes and Denisha Chaarason.

    The temperatures during the winter were at an all-time low but our precautions have surely saved some poor souls from damnation and starvation as no deaths were reported.
    Early on in the year we reached 55 students on our Latin School, a bright future awaits this generation.
    In January, we traded 500 sacks of chickenpeas and beans as well as a 100 sorghum sacks and a few dozen starched vegetable stew pots for a 100 glass panes of glass, some dried flowers and 80 coper ore; a great boon during this harsh winter.
    In August we traded 3 Beef cows for 105 copper res, 89 Pearls and a 100 fertilizer kegs.
    In May a new cottage along the river was constructed besides the clay pit so that a start was made on the collection of this matter to speed along our brickworks.
    Savanamea and Kovonte, a ship’s mate just out of servitude, moved into the cottage.

    -888 melons
    -2220 rye
    -660 squash
    -523 carrots
    -354 acorns

    A fortuitous start of this, our fourth decade.


    Notes on the Council Meeting of November 1st AD 1681
    December of last year, Nancine Haynes, Daughter of Vergio and Tatia.
    In June Delville, son of Jonniel and Lottilie.
    This month of November, Benney , son of Darney and Giann was born.

    March, Winnifreda Grimberghen, aged 58, matriarch of the Grimbergen family died of old age.
    The Oak orchard has been producing well and as such, a roasting pit has been put into use and the first roasted aircorns have been sold on the marketsquare.
    The new house on Butcherally was completed and Talonso Mersey and Deeannabel Barents moved in.

    In May a group of 28 refugees from Brookfield, fleeing the King Philip wars asked residence.
    As there was insuficcient housing available to give these poor souls a respite, a camp of tents was set up to temporarirly house them. The following families have been recorded from this group:
    The Barrow family , Nathew Barrow and Haron Walker
    The McUbene family Millam McUbene and Bessika Willox, child Milbur,
    Brand Family, Rodolf Brand and Dolli Ely, child Xanders Brand.
    The Roos family Alfredric Roos and Mallon O’Horan, children Arle and Calvia
    Also Javio Stern and Mandie Roos, adopted child Heribert Winter(parents killed In raid on village) and Harlsie Roos.
    The Green family Rowens Green and Briel Dordt, cousin Ernellis Green, child Lakenzie Green
    The Shaw family Rayburnie Shaw and Ernestin Hill.
    The Tyling Family Lurlindsay Tyling with children of diseased husband, Tuckery Newse and Aurthurson
    The Molin Family, Verley Molin and Jacquilinett Yver
    Boy, Ranson Short.
    Maiden, Lila.
    Racque Bowen, freeman.
    Arlyle Hide, freeman
    Jenne de Grondy, freewoman

    Herschelen and Tenne Jung moved into the Gowan leanto, Norrin Haynes and Lila Moved into Lashade leanto to work in their service.
    Colon Glowbrenn moved in with Jenne de Grondy at the end of summer.
    Tool shortage: our iron production had to be increased. For this, Lashade and his company are prospecting an Iron mine location.
    To accommodate the refugees and supply a workforce for these mines, new houses are to be build along the Carrot field and besides the Sawmill bridge, thus was decreed.

    688 squash
    2215 rye
    762 melons
    The first 2 cherries were picked from our orchard
    Carrots yet to be accounted for in late slow harvest



    Notes on the Council Meeting of Novebember 12th AD 1682
    December, Artholomew Haynes, son of Hoster and Opher.
    Also, Gennifred , daughter of Aryle.. and Imaniel van Grimberghen. Now residing in the Grimbergen home.
    Amintie Brand, daughter of Rodolf Brand Dolli
    Lassidy Germain,  son of Patriz
    Bessica Haynes, Aryant and Sqkyleigh
    Giancarly, son of Racque
    Ethaniel, son of Patriz Germain
    April, Yazmine, daughter of Vergio and Tatia
    Hilip, son of Rowens and Briel.
    In June, Orlan, son of Talonso and Deanabel

    On May 16th, AD 1682, Edwarden, after working on the new dock boardwalks fell into the river and drowned.
    On May the 28th, Zacheria Mersey, 3d, 5th and 7th Gorvernor, Patriarch of the Mersey family and father of 8. Passed away at Aged 70. As per his wishes he was entombed in a new Mersey Crypt at what is to be the graveyard of the Church of The Trinity.

    Having finished his apprentice with Neva, Orio moved in with Zavie and Cammi Haynes, son and daughter of Neva.  On the new Butcheralley cornerhouse.
    Jonniel and Lottillie moved into one of the new riverside cottages in July. They were followed by Javio Stern and Heribert Winter and, later, the Rowens and Briel families.  Henceforth the road on which these houses are constructed will be known as Brickstreet.

    In January the fish drying shack was finished as to preserve our fishes for the winter.
    In December we traded stone and copper tools and 80 stone and 40 iron for large amounts of feathers, beeswax, wool and fur.
    In February we traded a goodly amount of fertilizer kegs and 20 pearls for a copper alloy tools from Germany.
    In June, we traded another 40 stone blocks, some military supplies and boxes of tea for 400 fresh flowers.

    On June 20th, a raging storm blew past our colony along the River. While no one got hurt, a giant swath of forest was cut down towards the sea. A testament to the temperament of these, as of yet, untamed lands.

    2587 of Rye
    859 of Melons
    676 of squash
    714 carrots
    312 cherries
    640 acorns



    Notes on the Council Meeting of  September 27th AD 1683, a bloom of growth and birth
    Late November, Nico deHaart, son of Konnell deHaart and Mistyn Haynes, remarried after her late husbands’ passing.
    December, Melissie Stern, daughter of Javio Stern, a frequenting trader from Carribiean, and Mandie Roos.
    In April, Ayler Glowbrenn, daughter of Adell Glowbrenn and Verline Lyon.
    In May, Mile Haynes, son of Hoster Haynes and Opher.
    In June, Ezekiah Bowen, son of Racque Bowen, father unknown.
    and Rock LeFevre, son of Cleonidad and Almire LeFevre
    July, Tanjaneen
    August, Gret Glowbrenn, daughter of Colon Glowbrenn and Jenne de Grondy.
    September, Lizabethel Haynes, first child daughter of Norrin and Lila Haynes.
    and, Scarli Brand, daughter of Rodolf Brand and Dolli Ely.

    In Novemer of last year, some shellfish and meat was traded for 160 of our beeswax.
    In June we traded some of our fertilizer kegs for a 1174 fresh apples.
    Averne an Lakenzie moved into the new town square house while Alfredric and Mallon moved into the new house behind the carrot plantation and Emmie Barents and Delorelanet(an urchin apparently missed during the registering of refugees) moved into another carrotfield-house.
    In Early summer, Lashade opened up an new, larger, stone quarry to accommodate the town growth and foresee in the masonry needed for both town walls and canals.
    As several crossings across the river have been build, so too should we protect these bridgeheads.
    To this end, the town walls are being fortified with stone gates.
    The kilns for brick production  have been fired up as more people started living near the clay pits along the river. Between these and the Carrot-Field houses, many of the refugees are finding a more permanent place to live and the camp has been slowly growing smaller.

    In August, a new colony ship arrived with 14 settlers. Although we had not yet accommodated most of the last immigrants, we welcomed them into our midst.
    • The Turner family, being Xzavie Turner 22a and Hellene Morris 31a and son Jarench Ward, 18a and daughter Cassandrea Turner 6a
    • The Price Family, being Wald Price, 22, Bernadith Bennet, 24, and son Dustic Price, 7.
    • The Harrison family, Wintonewall Harrison, 24, and Michelsey Lee, 27, daughter Rhiannah Harrison, newborn.
    • The betrothed couple, llewell Ludlow, 11, and Hessi Hartfort, 17.
    • Freeman Damar Safi
    • Freeman Jenne Pride
    • Freeman Verline Bernice

    2110 of rye
    1050 melons
    660 squash
    845 carrots
    312 cherries
    220 acoirns


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    « Reply #38 on: April 08, 2019, 07:50:16 AM »
    Third Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, November 6th AD 1683
    The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
    The Plaintiff being Herschelen Jung, aged 31.
    The accused being Tenne Jung, , aged 37, wife of Herschelen and mother of their three children, Loraine, Waylando and Brion Jung. 
    The accused was trialed and found guilty of adultery with young Vestaban Gowan, aged 18, with whom the family shares a house.

    Being part of the Connecticut Collonies, the law of these territories applies, being that ‘ No bill of divorce shall be granted to any man or woman lawfully marryed but in case of adultery, fraudulent contract, or willfull desertion for three years with totall negelect of duty, or seven years' providentiall absence being not heard of after due enquiry made and certifyed.'

    Thusly the marriage between Herschelen and Tenne has been voided and both are considered divorced. Tenne will no longer be allowed to make us of the Jung name and will henceforth be known under her maiden name of Tenne Brechmann.
    Furthermore, Herschelen was been granted a new cottage on the Brickstreet and custody of both Loraine and Waylando Jung. Tenne Brechmann will remain in the Gowan leanto with custody over Brion Jung.

    Thus sentenced an decreed the Court of Law of Haynestown, under the Charter of the Connecticut Colonies. Being  Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, Governor Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

    Notes on the Council Meeting of  September 8th AD 1684, a year of Births
    As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooporation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Aryant Glowbrenn to fill the role as 10th Governor of Haynestown.

    Mela Green, daughter of Rowens Green and Briel Dordt
    Zollis , son of Aryle and Imaniel, whom married in late summer.
    Mauriel van Brimberghen, son of Joniniel van Grimberghen and Lottilie Glowbrenn
    Lakeneth Germain, daughter of Patriz Germain
    Doloree Turner, daughter of Xavie Turner and Hellene Morris
    In March, Lawana Roos, daughter of and Mallon O’Horan
    In May, Thadden Shaw, son of Rayburnie Shaw and Ernestin Hill
    June, Ivetter Barents, daughter of Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk
    Augsust, Ennifer Price, son of Wald Price and Bernadith Bennett.
    October, Cornelio son of Clellary Mersey. As the pregnancy was due to fraternization with a porting sailor, she and her sister Hayde Mersey have taken up caring for the child.
    Also, Mine Ludlow, daughter of Llewell Ludlow and Hessi Hartfort.

    In November of last year the Court of Law of Haynestown assembled for the third time to grand divorce to two couples.

    In March a few merchant vessels ported in with whom we traded 15 leather coats for feathers and beeswax and bag of pumpkin seeds for pearls and fertilizer kegs in September.

    To accommodate the new amount of mouths to feed, work has started of clearing ground for new plantation area.
    Damar Safi and Adinah DeHaart were married and moved into a new Brickstreet cottage in August.

    -2800 of rye
    -950 melons
    -540 squash
    -312 cherries
    -463 acorns

    Governor Aryant Glowbrenn,
    and the ruling Council of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

    Notes on the Council Meeting of Octopber 28th AD 1685
    December, Gracee Bowen, daughter of Racque Bowen.
    March, Hayde
    and, Cleonidad,
    June, Tianne McUbene, daughter of Millam McUbene and Bessika Willox

    Lurindsay Tyling, aged 37, starved while clearing up future plantation land. The event promted awareness of the bad living conditions in the Brickstreet.
    Aurthurson Newse, aged 16, son of Lurindsay, starved after not being able to afford food when moving into a new home on Butcheralley.
    They have been buried in a family grave in the new graveyard.

    Colon Glowbrenn an Jenne de Grondy moved into a new stonesite house.
    Vergio Haynes an Tatia Voliana moved into the new big Baystreet house.
    Ofelicity Paulussen moved into a new cottage by brickstreet.
    Kaiyann Applegate was betrothed to Tuckery Newse and moved in with her.
    Westine Mersey and Arle Roos were betrothed and moved into the house left behind by Authurson.

    The progress on the canals has been steady and the first trader docked in on the quay of the Main square via the canal during Lente. In August the first fired brick home was completed alongside the canal.
    Jarench and Penella moved into the bottom, Zavie and Aylie van Brimbergen moved in the upper.
    Furthermore, construction on the Baygate and wall was completed, with that, a start on bay bridge was made.
    In the mids of all these constructions, a band of 26 colonists ported in. The Council shortly assembled and quickly decided to not let them reside in our town by reason of too little space and food to accommodate such numbers.

    The colonists came bearing ill news from England, however, as our Royal Majesty Charles II has died last February. Moreover, the King on his deathbed, converted to the Catholic church and his brother, now King James II, succeeded him and is also a fervent Catholic.
    While our community has been open to all faiths and limiting in its restrictions on the practice thereof, the idea that England is now under the rule of the Papacy is something many of our older citizens are very opposed to, while most of the large French community welcomes the change. Troubled times are once again brooding.

    Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

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    State of the Colony-1685
    « Reply #39 on: May 01, 2019, 03:10:04 AM »
    State of the Colony-1685
    I tired myself out again over the project a while back; with a big backlog of data to put into journal form and an ever growing amount of families to keep track of, it is starting to get too stressful. I’ll take things easier from now on with longer times between posts and probably some format change soon. As I mentioned, newspapers or more focused journals would be far more interesting to read, and write, without losing the historic aspect. I’ll see how I’ll continue; this project will have to endure until the game gives out. My hope is to at least make it to the 1800s, so that’s another 120 years. Making it to the Civil War would be awesome but things would have to be changed in order to make this feasible.
    That said, let’s get into the genealogy!

    The statistics for year 47, 1685. The top 10 family composition is as follows:
    1. Glowbrenn, 13% (38)
     2. Haynes, 12% (37)
     3. Mersey, 8% (25)
     4. Germain, 5% (16)
     5. Chaarason, 4% (13)
     6. Grimberghen, 3% (11)
     7. van Grimberghen, 3% (9)
     8. Barents, 2% (7)
     9. LeFevre, 2% (6)
     10. [Missing Surname], 2% (6)
    Number of individuals: 287 (living and dead)
    Males: 138
    Females: 148
    Number of families: 74

    The most interesting thing is the enormous boost in people. In 8 years there has been a population increase of a 104. This is mainly due to a pair of major nomad acceptations, but most of the main families have had a boost in their name bearers.

    The Glowbrenns are still at the top with 9 more members than previous tallying. Their founding Mother and Father (Zachery and Anasta) have died at the end of the 70’s and Emerly, Krissa and Aryant are in full control of the clan, with the latter being the first 1.5 Gen Governor.  The 3rd Gen has yet to produce offspring, but when it does, there is sure to be a huge increase in their numbers.

    The Haynes family is still the second largest , and arguably the most influential, of the founding families.
    Humbert and Adalia are still healthy and involved where most other founding mothers/fathers have died in the last decade. While a large part of the 3rd Gen bears the Glowbrenn name, there is still a substantial amount of children who will pass on the family name, making sure the town will remember its namesake.

    The Mersey’s have been through a rough time, dynasty wise, while the 3rd Gen has plenty of children and even a 4th Gen family, many of the offspring have taken on different family names. It’s the 7 children of Darney and Giann that will determine the future of the family name. It is probable that they will be outgrown by one of the other families in the coming decades, although the Germains are almost 10 people behind on them in 1685.

    The Germains are steadily growing, but nothing outrageous. As a family they are still on the forefront of integration and welcoming of new colonist in the community as they are mainly based around the port side and many marry into immigrant families.

    The Chaarason family name hasn’t grown much in the last decade, but this is due to the 3rd Gen mainly bearing other family names. It will be up to the children of Mistyn Haynes and Edwarden Chaarason and Aryle Chaarason and Imaniel van Grimberghen to keep the name alive.
    There has been some pretty nasty (and inevitable) incestuous marriges in the 2nd Gen that I didn’t feel like addressing as it would take way too much effort to sort that out.
    Likewise the ‘generation’ definitions, muddy as they are, are pretty hard to pinpoint. The Haynes-Chaarason bond still runs strong.

    My prediction that the van Grimberghens would take over their root family in a decade was wrong, but not far off. It is now up to Single mother Tomas and, later on, Dayle, to preserve the family name.
    But this won’t be enough to gain over the 5 1st Gen van Grimberghens of whom some already have flourishing families.

    Of the newcomers the Barents and LeFevre families are the quickest growing. The first due to quick marriage into other families, the later due to a large baby boom and a decent amount of wealth with the Mining Company.

    And lastly, while not a top-10 family jet, I really like the femme-fatal Vincian Vincess who’s started her own little dynasty which could grow out to be something big. She’s grown a habit of marrying younger men and having their children with Ballace Mersey being the latest one. Looking forward how this story will unfold.

    I really want to continue the game, but I am still struggling with how to keep it from draining me while updating the database and making reports. In my previous attempts I drew a line at some point and appointed ‘noble’ families which would be the only ones I would record. This is effective but it loses the bigger picture of the town.
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    1685-November-Canal Trading Post Complete.jpg (721.65 kB, 1920x1080 - viewed 9 times.)

    I like how you place those bridges.

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    Thanks! I'm quite pleased with how they turned out; it's going to be even more impressive when row-houses line the canals.
    I'm for the early New Amsterdam/New York and Utrecht city plan canals, applying Dutch tradition to new world coastal geography.
    Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy

    I hadn't really had a chance to play around with the new canal water textures; this makes so much of a difference.:)

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    I like those old maps too. So good for inspiration.  :)

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    Council Reports and documents of 1686-1689
    « Reply #43 on: May 23, 2019, 05:00:56 AM »
    Notes on the Council Meeting of October 28th AD 1686
    June, Emeryl Glowbrenn, aged 51, dedicated Clerk of the Three Pines Parish and wife of Magistrate Kurtiss Glowbrenn, she was not buried in the Glowbrenn mausoleum but instead wished to be laid to rest on a special plot of the Three Pines Parish graveyard. .

    Of the Populace:
    In June, Milam, Rodolf and the Ransom families moved into new main street houses, followed in August, by Verley Molin and Jacqulinett Yver in the last house on that side of the street.
    also, Zechard and Casandrae were engaged and moved into the new Baystreet bridge house.
    During the winter the training of our town’s militia began in earnest. The musket range set up near Fort Edgardner has seen the first roses hit and people are becoming more used to the occasional powder crack going off in the distance.
    To enlarge our food stocks, work continued on the new pastures across the river. Plans are being made to move most livestock from the city, to this area to provide more grazing grounds and less noise an filth within the city walls. In August Katarin and Haywardo’s goat herd, now counting 7 in size, was brought to one of the new pastures across the river.
    As there is a near constant lack of flour for our bakeries a new, more modern, windmill was decreed to be built in the coming years. Furthermore a new cranberry bog was constructed on the Bayside.

    Of Trade:
    As more and more traders and seafarers port into our town the need arises on our already crowded churches for a place of worship. To this end the council hereby decrees a shrine to be build on the North bay side to this purpose.
    In November, traded 600 ginseng roots for 75 glass panes.
    In May, 600 green beans for 75 glass panes.
    While the Crown presses us to export any and all grains back to England, we could not pass up a deal for 2000 bags of wheat from the  colony which we traded for 90 pearls and a 100 kegs of fertilizer.

    Of administration:
    As of August, Loycelyne Haynes has relinquished her position as Clerk of the Writ, an office she held for 36 years, to attend to the general ground keeping and management of the Haynes Estate. Errold Germain has taken on this task. With this change, it was decided to no longer note down the births of each year in the Council Reports and to add this as an appendix to said reports, to be produced by young mister Errold.
    News from Hartfort: His Mayesty the King, James II has decreed a new territory to encompass the whole of the New England Colonies, the Connecticut Colony included as of last month, namely, the Dominion of New England. The decree revokes all standing Charters, to be combined under one. This preposterous idea can only be described as  the musings of one so far removed from his subjects as to declare them, one and all, dotards under the Royal thumb.
    While several of the elders of the Colony expressed doubt in this ruling, it is the opinion of the Ruling Council that this mandate should not be taken to heart unless enforced; a task appointed to Joseph Dudley of Boston.
    We are therefore glad that the Connecticut Colony has decide to not honor this, and work under the Connecticut Royal Charter of 1662, regardless.

    Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

    Notes on the Council Meeting of October 2nd AD 1687
    In January the big oak orchard behind the Latin School was blighted and had to be cut down in fear of spreading to the rest of town. That same month we traded strawberry seeds for fur, wool, beeswax and feathers. The first strawberries were harvested in the summer.
    In April we traded Tea seeds for cloth, bonemeal, glass panes and bricks, we hope to make a fine profit in export to England. The first tea orchards are to be built on the Haynes estate grounds.

    Of construction:
    On April 7th the main canal was finally finished and officially opened by Humbert Haynes. The construction was started 20 years ago under Governor Salvah Chaarason and has, as such, been named the Salvah Chaarason Canal in his honor.
    In July the construction of the great new mill was started, and was finished in September.
    As our workforce grows, we find ourselves, again, in need of more tools than we can produce. Hence a new blacksmith has started working by the mines. The noisome chickens have mostly been moved out of citybounds so that more room for housing and industry can be used.
    Jaquiliniet started work in the care of the lord at the seaman’s shrine by the north port.

    Of the populace:
    In May, 29 new settlers ported in, which we again had to refuse. In order to accommodate the growth of our colony and supply the new fields with ample workforce, a new bunk house has been decreed to be built across the bridge.
    During the summer Xavie an Hellene moved into the new saltbox building by the New Pastures
    In order to make room for the canal houses, Haywardo and Katarin were removed out of their Baystreet house and now reside with Leanine at the Saint Damasus hostel, the council has  taken note of their objections. Myrone married Dela shortly after and moved into a new brick house along the canal.
    As of September 14th of this year Jessiah has fulfilled his 18 year indenturement to the Davonport family and is, as of this day, a freeman of the colony. He has chosen the name of Porter for himself and shall be known as Jessiah Porter. Until a new home can be found he will remain employed by and living with the Davonports by the carrotfield.
    Our efforts to increase our harvest’s efficiency have succeeded; we enter winter with nicely stocked barns.

    3005 of Rye with a portion producing 608 sacks of flour.
    927 melons.
    724 carrots
    663 squash
    157 pumpkins
    620 strawberries.

    Governor Aryant Glowbrenn


    Notes on the Council Meeting of September 18th AD 1688
    Of the populace:
    By November last year, the new bunkhouse at the New Pastures was completed. However, as of yet, there are no burgesse willing to move to, what they consider, wild Indian country. In spring Nathew and Haron moved into a new floor of one of the brick canal houses.
    Milbur and Racque moved in next door this October.
    Ottie Germain has taken command of the musket training which has now become something of a pastime for many of the gentry in town.
    Brion Jung, now 13 years of age, appealed to the Ruling Council to renounce his family name and take that of his mother, as he has been estranged from his father since the unbinding of the marriage. He shall, as of September 1688, be known as Brion Brachmann.
    Of the trade:
    In February a group of Golden Hill Indians ported in with a selection of animals, among them were a group of docile red deer. Adalia  Haynes took upon this opportunity and traded three of them for a goodly amount of bricks and glass. The deer are to be kept as pets on the Hanynes estates grounds.
    As the harvest was being accounted we traded another 1000 Rye to supply our mills and some cotton to fill our coats for some 300 kegs of fertilizer and  49 pearls.

    788 carrots (which Leaninne will be making into Mutton stews)
    931 Melons
    3353 Rye
    800 Sqwuash

    Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

    Supplement Report of the Council meeting of October 31st,   All Hallow’s Eve 1688- a gathering in the dark of night, at the Haynes Estate.
    The following on political matters. Not to be included in official archives.
    As per Charter and by invitation, Gorvernor Arynant Glowbrenn and respected Council Member Humbert Haynes were called for a meeting with the Council of Connecticut at Hartfort, as the Royaly appointed governor-general, Sir Edmund Andros, was due to visit the town and reclaim the Charter of 1662. Our delegation arrived in early October of last year and a few weeks , the following transpired.
    As the Royal Charter was laid out upon the table in the meeting hall of the Wyllys Mansion, when all lights were suddenly snuffed out. As the candles were relit, it became apparent that the Charter was no longer in its former place and was indeed nowhere to be found. Sir Andros was send home without his quarry.
    It was later confounded to Gorvernor Glowbrenn that, indeed, it had been Captain Joseph Wadsworth, who had staged the act and had quickly thrown the Charter out of the window to later gather it and stow it away in a nearby, hollow oak.
    Let this be a lesson to those whom oppose the free spirit we endure in these lands.
    The Fox fareth well, when he is cursed!
    Sir Andros has also further banned holding of Town meetings with the exception for the purpose of electing officials. The Ruling Council we do so only for an outside image and will contidue their meetings in private in the Hanyes Estate cottage of miss Joycelyne Haynes.
    Aryant Glowbrenn


    Notes on the Council Meeting of September 29th AD 1689
    As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Haywardo Haynes to be the 11th Gorvernor of Haynestown.

    Of the populace:
    Egbertie and Anja moved into the new house by the New pastures in December, 1687.
    This April, a remembered the occasion of the founding of our colony. The remaining original colonists remenissed over the early years and the original town’s square has been renovated and paved. A strong oak has been planted in memory of 50 years of our colony.
    In May the LeFevre trench quarry hit its limit, 11 people had to be transferred to the fields.
    During Lente a large group of western settlers arrived at the city gates but we had to deny all 49 of them accommodation; we have at present not enough production supply that many extra mouths. The first of the Haynes Estate tea was harvested this summer and Humbert and Adalia continue to plan out the construction of its holdings.
    On another note of communal matters; it has been noted that the Mersey family, with Magistrate Kurtis Mersey being the latest example, has been in the deplorable practice of marriage between cousins. The Ruling Council hereby warns the family and presses on council member Darney Mersey to put a stop to this at once.
    Of trade:
    In April we traded 650 lentils for bonemeal and glass in spring
    we sold a large pack of fine wool for 500 guilders.
    November, Traded 80 tools for some glass.

    Of the colonies:
    This May, more news from England reached us. Our Royal Mayesty James II has been deposed  by an invading Dutch army and William III of the Dutch Republic and Mary II whom are now King and Queen of the Isles. All this, without spilling a drop of blood.
    While James II, a Catholic, appeared to strived for what we hold dear in these lands and our Colony. Namely the freedom to practice any religion by our citizens. However, the creation of the Dominion of England was an atrocity which is hardly forgivable, thus the Ruling Council openly welcomes our new King and Queen with high hopes for better times in tow. As this news reached the Colonies, a wave of elation and anger washed over the burgesse. In Boston, Sir Adros (and accomplices) have been arrested and jailed. The Connecticut Colonies have, likewise, declared themselves free of the rule of the Dominion and are glad to function under the original charter to their Majesties prosperity.
    These events have stirred up the already tense relations between our mostly Catholic French community and our Dutch Calvinist churchgoers, however, the removal of the Dominion of New England prevails in bringing the community together. The Ruling Council  does see the need for regulation and official voices for these groups within their midst. It is thusly that Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes introduces Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre to represent their respective families and interests.

    Governor Haywardo Haynes,
    and the ruling Council of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre

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    Nice pictures again.  :)