Jamaica Branch. Named for paternal uncle.
On 20 March 1778 the sexton of Jamaicas Grace (Episcopal) Church was paid for a grave for Evert Van Wicklens wife, he was apparently then still living.
He was a lifelong resident of Jamaica, where deeds mention his land, and he was elected Overseer of Highways in 1737 and 1750. He evidenty did not support the Revolution. Evert Sr., son Gerrit and grandson Evert signed a declaration of loyalty to the King 27 January 1775, and none of the family appear on three lists of Jamaica men supporting the Provincial Congress during that year. Evert, Garret and Johans Van Wicklen in 1777 were among Jamaica contributors to the Loyalist Fannings New Corps, at the request of British Governor Tryon.
Named “Edward” in “Early Long Island” by Martha Bockée Flint, p 508: as signer of list of Oath of Allegience 21 Oct. 1776.
Probably the “Edward” Van Wicklen who signed the Oath of Allegience to George the III, 21 Oct.1776, [“Early Long Island : a colonial study” by Martha Bockée Flint, New York: Putnam, 1896, 561 pgs., p.508:]
“Evart Van Wyckelyn came to Long Island in 1664; m. Elizabeth Van Liew. He was in Flatbush, anbout 1687; bought 800 acres of William Dockwra about 1700. Thomas Cardale of Jamaica, L.I., in 1703, sold Gerrardus Beekman, M.D., Leffert Peterse and Evart Van Wyckelyn, of Kings Co., land on the south side of the Raritan, beginning at Richard Jones’Raritan lot No. 67, north-west corner, about 3 1/2 miles from Albany St./ New Brunswick; south-west 140 ch. (chains-a measure of distance); north-west, distance omitted; east to Raritan and down river to beginning, an all 450 acres, for £200 (Book I, Sec’y States Office, Trenton.
An Evart Van Wickle (same) m. Elizabeth Van Liew; had son bapt. Mar.5, 1699 (error - his own). [”New Brunswick in History” p.351: by William H. Benedict, self, 1925.]
1.+Frederick Van WICKLEN, b.abt.1725 Jamaica, Queens Co., New York
2.+Catryntie Van WICKLEN, bap. 22 Mar.1730 Jamaica,
3.+Gerret Van WICKLEN, bap. 13 May 1733 Jamaica,
4. Johannes Van WICKLEN, bap. 4 July 1736 Jamaica,
5. Derrick/Dirck Van WICKLEN, bap. 9 Nov.1740 Jamaica,
William H. Benedict in his “New Brunswick in History” p.352 “An Evart Van Wickle m. Elizabeth Van Liew; had son bapt. Mar 5, 1699.” (this seems to be an error, as it was Evert who was bap. on this date. - MW)