Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Blaw/Blue Chalice
This silver cup has been passed down from father to son in the Dutch Blue family since the 1600’s.
It was crafted by silversmith Jurian Blanck, New York City
The major Dutch BLUE family descends from a couple associated with the Dutch West India Company, Frederick Janss and Grietje Janss. They are believed to have originated in the northern part of The Netherlands and appear in the records of the Dutch Reformed Church in Recife, Brazil, in the year 1646. By 1651 they were in
New Amsterdam, where Frederick Janss received a grant of land. Their son, Jan Frederickse (John, son of Frederick) took on the surname BLAUW after the British took over the colony. Many of Jan’s descendants migrated to New Jersey, then westward to Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia (West Virginia). From these locations they spread throughout the United States and Canada.
From "The Chalice" Newsletter of the National Blue Family Association, Volume 28, No. 1, Winter 2010
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