It is reported that the family came to America in 1624, but that date may not be correct. Philippe was appointed "Court messenger at New Amsterdam" by Gov. Kieft upon the Gov's arrival at Manhattan in 1638. Referred to as Court Messenger Philip de Truy". Philippe seems to have been killed by Indians, probably along with his son. He had sold a house and lot in town - in Manhattan, near today's South St. Seaport - but I haven't found any reference to another house. Certainly his work as court messenger (sheriff) had him travel to all inhabited parts of New Netherland, so he would have known the whole territory of the colony very well.
Official records show the almost constant strife between the settlers and the Indians, without recording all the names of those murdered, although some are identified. This page includes many notes on the times, as well as specific records for Philippe. If you're interested in this page, let me know, and I'll email you when I post updates - because this is a work in progress!
Visit the Homepage of the Association of Descendants of Philippe du Trieux