I'm so glad this thread has helped a fellow Essenhigh researcher. If Hendrik is your 6-great-grandfather, which of his children are you descended from? I am descended from his son Morrice. I have searched a lot of Dutch records on Ancestry and elsewhere, but have not yet found any record of his birth in Netherlands. There must be something somewhere, unless of course the records were lost for one reason or another.
I would love to have any information you have on Essenhighs. Likewise, if there's anything I can help with, let me know.