New Netherland and Beyond
Mayors of Albany
Mayor 1695-1696, 1707-1709
Evert Bancker, born January 24, 1665, was the son of Gerrit Bancker and Elizabeth Dirkse, daughter of Dirk Van Eps, one of the first settlers of Schenectady. He was a merchant of
prominence in Beverwyck, and held several important offices. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Stoffel James Abeel, September 24, 1686, by whom he had a large family. His sons, Christopher, Adrian
and Gerardus, settled in New York, and Willem and Johannes in Albany County as farmers.
In 1692, Bancker was Justice of Peace, and Mayor of Albany 1695-96, 1707-09. He was appointed Indian Commissioner August 10, 1696, and again in 1706, 1710, 1720, 1724, 1726 and 1728. He was elected
to a seat in the Assembly in 1702. Mr. Bancker was appointed Master in Chancery October 13, 1705. He lived in the house next to his father's on Yoncker, now State street, but retired to his farm in
Guilderland during the later part of his life.
Mr. Bancker was buried July 10, 1734, his wife's burial having occurred on March 20th of the same year. He made his will March 13, 1734, and it was proved July 31, 1734. In it he gives to his son,
Johannes, L50, "provided he continues to live with me till my decease, or till I dispose of my farm where I now live." He left a large estate, much of it invested in lands.
From The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 658.