American Silversmiths

Dirk Janse Van Dyck
(Abt 1654-)
Ursella Schepmoes
Peter Van Dyck
(1684-Bef 1751)


Family Links


1. Rachel Le Roux
2. Cornelia Van Varick

Peter Van Dyck
  • Born: 17 Aug 1684, Hackensack NJ
  • Marriage (1): Rachel Le Roux on 27 Oct 1711 in New York City NY
  • Marriage (2): Cornelia Van Varick on 22 Jul 1715 in New York City NY
  • Died: Bef 5 Jan 1751, New York City NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • Apprenticed in 1700 to Bartholomew LeRoux in New York City NY 1

  • Mustard pot, c 1705-1715
    Yale University 13
    h: 5 1/8"
    d: 3 3/8" (base)
    wt: 4 oz, 18 dwt
    Apparently the only known example in this form from this period; based on Dutch prototypes

  • Caster, c 1705-1715
    Yale University 13
    h: 7 1/2"
    d: 3 1/4" (base)
    wt: 12 oz, 1 dwt
    Engraved with the Schuyler family arms and made for Myndert Schuyler, husband of Van Dyck's cousin, Rachel Cuyler.

  • Covered porringer, c 1705-1715
    Private Collection
    d: 6 1/8"
    wt: 17 oz, 12 dwt

  • Tankard, c 1705-1715
    Yale University
    h: 7 3/16"
    d: 5 7/16" (of base)
    wt: 35 oz, 6 dwt
    Engraved "A over H W" on handle and Wendell arms on front for Hermanus and Anna (Glen) Wendell.

  • Serving Spoon, c 1705-1720
    Yale University
    l: 17 1/8"
  • Appointed in 1708 as Constable of East Ward in New York City NY 8

  • Teapot, c 1715-1725
    Yale University 13
    h: 7 3/4
    d: 3 5/16 (base)
    wt: 18 0z
    Engraved V B over I M for Johannes and Margaretta (Provoost) Van Burgh who married in 1695. One of the few pieces of American silver displaying, in the strapwork on the lid, a direct Huguenot influence.

  • Cup, c 1720
    Private Collection
    h: 4 3/8"
    d: 3 3/4 (of base)
    Engraved M over E * M for Matthew and Elizabeth (Chatfield) Mulford.

  • Brandywine bowl, c 1720
    Private Collection
    w: 9" (over handles)
    wt: 10 oz

  • Teapot, c 1725
    Yale University 13
    h: 7 1/8"
    d: 3 1/2" (base)
    wt: 21 oz, 18 dwt
    No other example of this form survives, though an advertisement in the American Weekly Mercury, 23 March 1727 offered as a lottery prize "an Eight Square Tea-Pot" by Simon Soumain.
  • Appointed in 1727 as Appraiser of Lottery in New York City NY 8
  • Advertised in the New York Gazette (New York City NY), 28 Mar 1728, as goldsmith 8

  • Caster, 1729-1750
    Winterthur Library 7
    h: 3 1/4"
    w: 2 5/16" (of base)
    wt: 3 oz, 1 dwt
    Engraved B over N * E for Nicholas and Elizabeth (Rynder) Bayard. The lid is a modern replacement; the original undoubtably had a finial.
  • Appointed in 1730 as Assessor of City in New York City NY 8
  • He wrote his will on 1 Aug 1750 in New York City NY
    Peter Van Dyck, being very sick, leave to my son, Richard 5, in lieu of all pretence as heir-at-law, grandchildren, Daniel and Richard Shotford, 40 each at interest till of age. Daughters, Hannah and Cornelia, each a silver mugg, to Lena, my silver teapot, Sarah, my smallest silver tankard, Mary, my largest silver tankard, each by weight, as part of share in Estate. All rest of Estate to children, Richard, Rudolphus, Hannah, Cornelia, Lena, Sarah and Mary.

    Proved 05 January 1751

Peter married Rachel Le Roux, daughter of Bartholomew Le Roux and Gertrude Van Rollegom, on 27 Oct 1711 in New York City NY. (Rachel Le Roux was born about 1690 in New York City NY and died before 1715 in New York City NY.)

Peter next married Cornelia Van Varick on 22 Jul 1715 in New York City NY. (Cornelia Van Varick was born about 1690 in New York.)

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