2. Thomas Skillman II was born in 1671 in Newtown (Maspeth Kills), Queens, NY. He died on 4 July 1740 at the age of 69 in Helgate Neck, L. I., NY. He was buried on 7 July 1740 in Flatbush, Kings, NY. Thomas was baptized at Church of Belgic Confession in New York. His SOA Number is 2. 4/1/1699 deed bequeathing land given to Thomas II by Sarah & Cornelius. He
was Commissioner of Highways in 1714.
Name signed with others, "inhabitants of Helgate Neck," to a petition, May 11, 1703. Was Commissioner of Highways, Newtown, 1714; joint owner also with Jos. and Sam'l Hallett, Sam'l and Jos. Moore, and Isaac Bragaw, of a plat, 30 x 22 feet for a School House, May 20, 1721. This building was at Middletown (near Dutch Kills), on the road from Hallett's Cove to Newtown Village. His name appears as witness to deed given by his son, Isaac, to Sam'1 Albertus in 1729. Subscribed £5 for erection of Dutch Ref. Church of Newtown, 1731. The first board of Kerck Meesters (wardens or trustees) of this church, chosen 1736, were Peter Berrien, Thomas Skillman, and Petrus Schenck. His pew in this church was No. 1, on the northwest side of the middle aisle and his family home (which had been his father's, the homestead) was at Dutch or Maspeth Kills. In 1693, Thomas, m. Annetje, dau. of Adriaen Hendricksen Aten (Aaten, Aate, Aeten, Atje) "immigrant, 1651, 36 y'r" (his age then), from Holland (van Doesburg), who settled at Flatbush, L.I.; was chosen Constable, Oct., 1665; sold parcels of land there, April 3, and again Nov. 5 of that year; bought house-lot at Flatbush of Jan Strycker, March 27, 1680. The father and his son Thomas, "native of Flackbush," took oath of allegiance, 1687, wife and mother being Lysbet Thomas, widow of Guysbert Lubbertse. Annetje Aten, wife of Thomas Skillman and mother of his children, was a communicant member of Newtown (Ref. Dutch) Church, 1741. Her parents, March 20, 1696, made a joint will, dividing their estate at death equally among their children, except that Maritje (bap. at Flatbush Dutch Church, March 31, 1678) was given a double portion, she remaining unmarried and having chief care of the father and mother, perhaps. The will of Thomas2 Skillman (Records of Kings County and Queens), dated Feb.13[note 1], 1739, witnessed by Barnadus[Bernardus] Van Zandt, John Rapalje[Rapalye], and Cornelis [Cornelius]Berrien, Jr., probated July 4, 1740, names his wife, Ann[Anne], and all their then living children. Two had died young.
Note 1: Feb 23 in Abstracts of Wills--Liber 13, pg 299.
Thomas Skillman II and Annetje Aten were married in 1693 in Flatbush, Kings, NY. Annetje Aten, daughter of Adriaen Hendricksen Aten and Elizabeth Thomas, was born about 1667 in Flatbush, Kings, NY. She died after 1741 at the age of 74 in Long Island, Kings, NY. Ancestral File She was buried after 1741 in Flatbush, Kings, NY.
Thomas Skillman II-18 and Annetje Aten-19 had the following children: