Anna and Wolfert Webber

Episodes from the lives of Anna and Wolfert Webber appear in the records of both the NYC Municipal Archives and the Stadsarchief Amsterdam. A selection of episodes is excerpted below.

As you read about the Webbers, consider the following question, then post your reactions in the comments on our blog:

New Amsterdam’s court system was available to everyone in the city and residents like Anna and Wolfert Webber often found themselves appearing before the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens.  From the cases included here, what can you say about the way the city court served the people of New Amsterdam?