Varick, Rudolphus Vox

Varick, Rudolphus Vox a clergyman of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was settled upon Long Island, in what is now Kings County, over the churches of Brooklyn, Flatlands, Bushwick, Flatbush, New Utrecht, and Gravesend, 1685-94. With dominies Selyns, Dellius, and. Daille, he stood firm against the high- handed proceedings of the usurping governor, Jacob Leisler, and was obliged to flee to New Castle, Deh Upon his return, in 1.69u, he was charged with treasonable designs to rescue the fort from Leisler, and was dragged by armed men from his house, and imprisoned in the fort six months. He was also fined eighty pounds by a pretended judge, Lanoy; sentenced to prison till the fine be paid, and to be deposed from the ministry. His friend Selyns was refused as his bail, and threatened with imprisonment. The fine was not paid, and he was released, but died of his ill-treatment in August, 1694, and the persecuting Leisler was deposed and executed. See Documentary History of New York, 2, 431, 432; Letter of Gentlemen of New York (1698); Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, s.v. (W J. R. T.)

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