Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes Kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh

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Het Notite Boeck der Christelyckes kercke op de Manner of Philips Burgh [1] is a rare surviving record book of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow in Sleepy Hollow, New York.[2]

Abraham de Revier, Sr. evidently kept a private memorandum book that is now lost to history, which was heavily drawn upon in 1715 by Dirck Storm to compose the church's history. The Old Dutch Church's book of records is one of the most important books in early American history—chronicling Dutch Colonial American village life in the English-occupied Province of New York.

The book is divided into five "books" or divisions:

  • First Division: Dirck Storm’s Brief History of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.
  • Second Division: Members Registrar, 1697-1775
  • Third Division: List of Elders and Deacons, 1697-1776, 1790
  • Fourth Division: Baptisms, 1697- c.1778, 1791
  • Fifth Division: Marriages, 1697-1790


  1. ^ Notitie Boeck would be the proper old Dutch spelling, also a bit strange is the use of the English word of (in Dutch van), which is clearly not the Dutch word of which means or in English
  2. ^ Reproduced as: First Reformed Church (1901). First Record Book of the "Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow," Organized in 1697 and Now the First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, N.Y. North Tarrytown, N.Y.: Yonkers Historical and Library Association. 

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