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Kortright-Von Walterstoff

L. Kortright (View posts)
Posted: 2 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortright, Hendrichsen, Von Walterstoff, Heyliger
Cornelius Kortright and Elizabeth Hendrichsen had several children in St. Croix. Cornelius Hendrichsen Kortright was baptized on Sept. 2, 1765. He married Hylleborg Margretha Von Walterstoff in St. Croix June 8,1785. She was the daughter of major General Christian Von Waltestoff of the Danish Army.
Among their children, all born in St. Croix, there is a Cornelius Kortright.
I am looking fo any and all related to these families.

Ernst Frederich v Walterstorff

Richard Bond (View posts)
Posted: 3 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: von Walterstorff

Ernst Frederich von Walterstorff was Governor of the
Virgin Islands from February 2nd 1802 to February 2nd 1803 On October 21 Chamberlain Major General Ernst Frederik von Walterstorff was appointed Governor General. Under the command of Captain P. C. Wessel Brown, the frigate Iris was fortified with forty cannons and three hundred and eighty men to transport the Governor General and a few new government emplyees to the West Indies. Walterstorff made his entrance into Christiansted on January 15th 1802. The actual handing over of government took place on February 16th St Croix.

Ernst Frederich v Walterstorff

Richard Bond (View posts)
Posted: 3 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: von Walterstorff

Ernst Frederich von Walterstorff was Governor of the Virgin Islands from February 2nd 1802 to February 2nd 1803

Status Quo in DWI 1800 to 1815

Richard Bond (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: none

Denmark was not in a position to resist either Napoleons expansionist France or Britain. When France went into Denmark the British went into the DWI. The number of British ethnics in the DWI was greater than the number of
Danes. Christopher McEvoy of Whim Greathouse was a Danish King's counsellor his nephew pledged allegiance to the British when they invaded.

St. Croix

l. Kortright (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortright, von Walterstoff
The British occupied the Danish west indies in 1801-2 and later in 1815. On your response you describe what amounts to preparations for recapture by the Danish of their territories. What was the political situation in the first decade of XIX since the Danish Virgin Islands had a multinational population including Danish and English nationals.

Dr Edward Stevens & Hester Kortright Stevens

Richard Bond (View posts)
Posted: 1 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kortright, Hendrichsen, von Walterstorff, Heyliger
The book "St Croix, 500 Years" by Erik Lawaetz mentions your ancestors as the family of Dr Edward Stevens Alexander Hamilton's best friend.

In 1804, he returned with his family to St Croix and lived in Major Sobotkers' house on King Street in Christiansted until the following year when he was able to take over the house at Nos 7 and 8 Strand Street which his wife and her sisters had received as a gift from their maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hendrichsen, nee Pickering (apparently from Tortola) Major Cornelius Hendrichsens widow. Through his second marriage, Dr Edward Stevens entered into the plantation aristocracy of St Croix. His wife, Hester Kortright, was the daughter of planter Cornelius Kortright, who died on July 11, 1777, and Elizabeth Hendrichsen, who died June, 7, 1832 afer her second marriage to Samuel Newton, who died May, 9, 1807. Among her brothers and sisters were: planter: Cornelius Hendrichsen Kortright, who, on June 8, 1785 married Hylleborg Margaretha Juliana v. Walterstorff. [sister to the future Governor General] born November 15, 1766: sister Sarah Heyliger Kortright [deceased 1839], who, on May 11, 1787, had married Governor General Ernst Frederik v. Walterstorff, born April 1, 1755 [deceased October 13, 1820]; and sister Elizabeth Kortright, who , on January 8, 1784 married businessman Christian Benjamin Yard, who died between July 28and and September, 1787. These new relatives that Edward Stevens acquired by his second marriage corresponded with Hamilton. A letter, written on April, 20, 1803, from Governor Walterstorff, answering Hamiton's letter of August 5, 1802, shows that the connection was Doctor Stevens. Not only did Walterstorff express great interest in Hamilton, but so did the Danish Foreign Minister Grev Bernstorff. He described Hamilton as a person whose abilities and writings were exceptional.

During the years, Dr Edward Stevens undoubtedly became a wealthy man and invested his wealth in estates. In the last years of his life he also became a victim of a crisis that plagued St Croix: he had to sell his and his wifes estates. Upper Love, Brooks Hill, Little La Grange and Oxford were put up for auction for the non payment of taxes. Edward Stevens died on Estate Grove Place on St Croix on September 30, 1834. His wife survived him.

Re: Dr Edward Stevens & Hester Kortright Stevens

Posted: 1 Sep 2009 10:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am completing a doctoral disseration on U.S. diplomacy with Saint-Domingue, in which Edward Stevens features prominently. Does the statement "Through his second marriage, Dr Edward Stevens entered into the plantation aristocracy of St Croix" imply that Stevens was or became a slaveowner? Thank you.

Re: Dr Edward Stevens & Hester Kortright Stevens

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 9:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a journalist researching Hamilton, and I would like to find out as much as I can about the Thomas Stevens family in St. Croix. Edward Stevens was Hamilton's close friend. The Stevens family took Hamilton in after his mother died. Do you have any information about father and son, Thomas and Edward Stevens. Both appeared to have died on St. Croix. Dates of death?
Your information seems to suggest that Edward Stevens suffered financial difficulties late in life? How and when did his father, Thomas Stevens die? Any help or sources you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you.
Robin Lloyd
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