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Full text of "Calendar of N. Y. colonial manuscripts - indorsed land papers ; in the office of the Secretary of State of New York. 1643 -1803"

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N. Y. COLONIAL MANUSCRIPTS 



LAND PAPEES; 



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1643-1803. 



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LAND PAPEKS. 



VOLUME I. 

[Those marked thus (*) are in Dutch.] 

1642-1681. 



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1642. March 28. Deed from Gov. Kieft to the Rev. Francis 

Dougthy and associates, for a township at Mespath, L. I., 1 
1647. March 30. *Deed from Gov. Kieft to Hans Hansen, for 200 

morgens of land at Mespath, L. I., 2 

1653. Nov. 1. *Deed from Gov. Stuyvesant to Ensign Gerrit 

Jansen, for a garden lot in Fort Orange, 4 

1657. Aug. 22. *Conveyance to Mighiel Muyden of a house and 

lot in Winckel straat, in the city of N. Amsterdam, 5 

1660. May 7. Conveyance from Cornells Dirksen Hoogland to 

Joris Jacobsen, of a house and lot at the ferry, L. I., . . . 6 
1663. April 25. *Deed from Gov. Stuyvesant to Hendrick Cor- 

nelissen van Holsteyn, of a lot of land at Esopus, village 

of Wildwick, ;•.•;•••• 7 

1665. March 4. Order of Gov. Nicolls respecting the division of 

the Little Plains, between the towns of Hempstead and 

Jamaica, L. I., 8 

-n. April 8. Deed from Wm. Goulding, Sam Spicer and others, 

for a tract of land at the Neversinck, N. J., 9 

1666. Small Draught of land in difference between Mr. Pell and 

Mr. Richbell, 10 

April 29. Indian^deed to John Budd of a tract of land in 
Westchester, twenty English miles north of Apanammis, 
bounded on the south by Westchester path, on the east 
by the Blind brook, and on the west by Mamorinack 
river, and the north bounds are sixteen English miles 

from Westchester path up into the country, 10 

May 21. Draught of Eaton's Neck, 12 

1667. March 9. Deed from Gov. Nicolls to Philip Pinckney, James 

Everts and others, for a tract known as the "Ten ffarmes, 

or Eastchester," 12 

[No date.] Draught of Fordham and ye Meadows, 13 



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4 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Page. 
166V. [No date.] Draughts of the land in question between Mr. 

• Betts and Flatbush, 14-15 

[No date.] *The plot of Bronckx, his land, 61 

[No date.] Draught showing the location of Bronckx and 
Jessup's land, with Mamorineck river in Westchester 
county, and the location also of Vander Donck's house. 

[This draught is imperfect], 17 

1664-1667. List of the several patents in Kings Co., granted 

by Gov'r Nicolls with their lines, 18 

April 25. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Caspar 
Jacobsen, for land in Beverwick at Albany, 19 

May 21. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Arent 
Andriesen, for land in Beverwick at Albany, 20 

June 18. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Mat- 
thew Blanchan for a house and lot of grounds lying 
and being at Wildwyck, at Esopus, 21 

July 23. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Roelloffe 
Swartwout for land in Wildwyck, at Esopus, 22 

July 23. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Corne- 
ll) s Barents Slecht, for between forty and fifty acres of 
land at Esopus, 23 

August 6. Record of a Deed confirming to Sybout Claesen, 
two lots of Ground, one lying " to the north of the Waall," 
the other "to ye south of High Street" in the city of N. 
York, 24 

Oct. 16. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Manuel 
Sanders, a free negro for a parcel of land, house and 
garden, marked No. 11, lying on Manhattan Island, near 
Stuyvesant's Bowery, 25 

Oct. 19. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Cleyne 
Anthony, a free negro, for six acres of land, lying on 

Manhattan Island, 26 

1668. Feb. 1 7. Deed of Confirmation, from Gov. Nicolls to Thomas 
Verdun, for a lot of ground in the city of New York, 
lying and being in a certain lane, or street, commonly 
called by the name of the Smee straat, 27 

March 6. Confirmation Patent for the town of Hempsteed 
on Long Island, from Gov. Nicolls to John Hicks, John 
Seaman, Richard Gildersleeve and others, freeholders of 
said town, 29 

March 22. Declaration of Packaponchie, Sachem of Masse- 
peage, regarding the bounds of Mattinicock lands, L. L, 
[with a rough draught], 30 

June 18. Deed of Confirmation, from Gov. Nicolls to Izrail 
Helme, Hendrick Jacobse and others, for a piece of land 
lying upon Calcoon Hook on the west side of Delaware 
river, 31 

August 1. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Nicolls to Jan 
Van Bremen, for a piece of land containing about 70 
acres, lying in Katts kill, upon the North river, 32 

Oct. 16. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to John Richbell for a 
piece of land contained in three necks, bounded on the east 



vol. i.] LAND PAPERS. 5 

Pago. 
1G6S. by the Mamaroneck river, and on the west by Gravelly 

or Stony brook, which divides it from Pell's purchase, 33 

1670. April 13. Deed from the Indians to Gov. Lovelace, for an 

Island in Hudson's river, commonly called Staten Island, 
and by the Indians Aquehonga, Manacknong, 34 

Aug. 10. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to Christopher Bersford, 
for a lot and a half in the new town, laid out at Esopus, 
called Marbleton, 35 

Aug. 18. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to Richard Cage, for a 
house lot in Marbleton, 30 

Bounds of Carsten Fredericksen's land, 36 

Nov. 9. An account of every man's lot upon the first and 
second pieces of land belonging to Marbleton, 36 

1671. March 30. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to Jan Joosten for a 

Lot in Marbleton, 37 

[No date.] Memorandum of 7 lots between Bostwick and 
Newton, made by Mr. Nicolls to obtain a warrant of 
survey, 38 

April 11. '"Description of a survey of Jacob Kipp's land, on 
East river, on Manhattan Island, by Ja: Corteljou, 
surveyor, 39 

June 16. Deed of Confirmation, from Gov. Lovelace to 
Thomas Young, for a tract of land containing about 400 
acres, lying on the west side of Delaware bay, about two 
miles above St. Jones creek, > 40 

Oct. 11. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Lovelace to Gys- 
bert Crum, for a lot of ground in Marbleton, containing 
30 acres, 41 

Oct. 11. Deed of Confirmation, from Gov. Lovelace to John 
Joesten, for a lot of ground in Marbleton, containing 30 
acres, 42 

Dec. 16. Indian Deed, to Daniel Turneur, of New Har- 
laem, for a tract of land, lying upon ye maine next to ye 
land of John Archer, beginning at ye bay, on ye south 
side of Crabb Island, and so running along ye creek, 
parting ye maine and Manhattans' Island to B re mix land, 
extending east and west so far as the land of the said 
John Archer, 42 

1672. Feb. 23. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to Jaques Corteljou, for 

a parcel of land at Nayack, in the patent of New 
Utrecht, upon Long Island, 43 

Feb. 25. *Lease from Gov. Lovelace to Dirck Siecken, for a 
tract of laud in New York, outside the Land-gate, called 
the old Company's Bowery and Dominies Bouwery, at a 
yearly rent of 600 gl. wampum, 44 

April 1 . *Minute of a grant from the Court, at Kingston, to 
Cornells Hoogeboom of a lot of ground for a brick yard, 45 

April 1. *Petition to the Governor for Confirmation of the 
same, [with draught], 45 

June 25. Deed from Gov. Lovelace to Tierck Claessen de 
Wit, for a parcel of bush-land, together with a house, 
lot, orchard and calves' pasture, lying near Kingston, in 
Esopus, 46 



6 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Page. 

1672. July 3. Bounds of a tract of land above Schenectady, pur- 

chased of the Maquaes Indians, extending from Schenec- 
tady 3 miles westward, along both sides of the river, 
ending at Quaquarionu, where the last Mohawk Castle 
stands, 47 

Sept. 5. *Description of a survey of Andrew Norwood's 
land, on Staten Island, containing 150 acres, 47 

Sept. 9. Conveyance from Jan Clute to Jan Jans Bleecker, 
of a house and lot of ground, on the hill, in Albany, .... 48 

1673. Feb. 18. *Minute of a grant, from the Court at Kingston, to 

Jan Mattyson, of a lot of ground, 49 

April 14. *Minute of a grant, from the Court at Hurley, of 
a lot of ground, to Albert Hymans, 50 

June 7. Deed of confirmation, from Gov. Lovelace to Mat- 
thias Blanchan, for 36 acres of land in the town of Hurley, 
[2 copies], : 51-2 

July 15. Grant of a small piece of land, in Albany, lying 
Avithout the town, beyond the north port, by a Tann-pitt, 
from Gov. Lovelace to Cornelijs Van Schellijne, Shoemaker, 53 

Oct. 14. *Deed from Gov. Colve to Nicholas Bayard, of a 
lot of ground in the city of New Orange, [now New 
York], 54 

1674. Sept. 4. *Deed from Gov. Colve to Roeloff Vander Linde 

and others, of a tract of land of 264 acres, lying on the 
north west hook of Staten Island, 55 

Sept. 20. Conveyance from Robert Williams to John Cham- 
pion of 40 acres of land lying in Lusum, near Oyster 
Bay, on Long Island, 56 

Oct. 20. *Deed from Gov. Colve to Pieter Jansen Gouwanes, 
and his sons, of 290 acres of land, on the southeast side 
of Staten Island, 57 

[No date.] Draught showing the location of Yonker and 
Rum streets, in the city of Albany, with the guard house 
and city gates, [Incorrectly endorsed New Jersey,] .... 58 

1675. March 1. *Minute of a grant, from the Court at Marbleton, 

to Jan Bigs, of a small piece of land, . . . . , 59 

March 9. *Minute of a grant from the Court at Kingston to 
George Hall, of a small piece of land, 60 

Sept 2. *Conveyance from the Machicander Indians to Barent 
Myndertsen, Master Shoemaker, of a tract of land con- 
taining about 74 acres, beginning on the east side of 
Hudson's river, opposite the end of Schotax Island, and 
extends to a stream flowing in between Beeren and 
Schuters Islands [with map and survey], 61 

Sept. 10. *Minute of a grant from the Court of Hurley to 
Hyman Albertsen Roosa, of a piece of land, 61 

Oct. 1. Deed from Gov. Andros to Capt. Nathaniel Daven- 
port and others, for a neck of land upon the north side of 
Staten Island, opposite Shuter's Island, containing about 
660 acres, [2 copies], 62-3 

Oct. 15. Deed, from Gov. Andros, confirming, to Cornells 
Hogeboom, the lot of ground granted him by the Corpo- 
ration of Kingston for a brick yard. [See page 45], ... . 64 



vol. i.] LAND PAPERS. 7 

Page. 

1675. List of surveys, made on Staten Island, from 16*72 to 1677, 

by Jaques Cortelijou, 64 

Oct. 18. *Description of a survey of about 256 acres of land 
on the south side of Staten Island, for Gideon Marlett 
and sous, by Ja: Cortelijou, 65 

Oct. 18. *Description of a survey of 270 acres of land, on 
Staten Island, for Pierre Billeau and sons, by Ja: Corte- 
lijou, 65 

Oct. 20. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, 
lying on the west side of Staten Island, for William 
Roadsby, Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 65 

Nov. 1. Draught of a patent to be granted to John Garret- 
sen, for land on Long Neck, upon Staten Island, 66 

Nov. 1. Copy of the bounds of 243 acres of land on the 
south side of Staten Island; also 30 acres of salt meadow, 
lying at the mouth of Fresh kill, patented to Gideon 
Marlett and his two sons, Joshua and Paulus, 66 

Nov. 5. Deed from Gov. Andros to John Roads for a 
tract of land, containing 600 acres, lying "at the Whore 
kill, on the west side of Delaware bay, called Rehobah, 
lying upon Rehobah bay," 67 

1676. March 7. Conveyance from Madam Johanna De Laet, wife 

of Jeronimus Ebbing to George Hall, of a tract of land 
lying at the Great Bridge, at Kingston, 68 

March 17. *Conveyance from Albert Cornelissen Wantenaer, 
to Peter Simpson, of a house and lot, orchard and garden, 
in Brooklyn, 68 

March 31. Description of a survey of 256 acres of land, on 
the south side of Staten Island, laid out for Gideon 
Marlett and others, 69 

March 31. Description of a survey of 270 acres of land on the 
south side of Staten Island, for Peter Biliau and others, 69 

March 31. Description of a survey of 76 acres of land lying 
near the Great kill, upon Staten Island, for Robert Rider, 69 

Description of a survey of 90 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of the Fresh kill, on Staten Island, laid out for 
Francis Sheartree, by Ja: Corteljou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 180 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of the IVesh kill, laid out for Richard Come- 
well, by Ja: Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 180 acres of land, lying at the 
south of the Fresh kill upon Staten Island, laid out for 
Samuel Leete, by Ja: Cortilijou, surveyor, , 69 

Description of a survey of 180 acres of land, hang at the 
south side of the Fresh kill upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Christopher Hoagland, by Ja: Cortelijou, surveyor,. . 69 

Description of a survey of about 90 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, 
laid out for Hans Christead by Ja : Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of about 90 acres of land, lying on 
the south side of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Carston Jonson by Ja: Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 



8 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Pago. 
1676. Description of a survey of about 90 acres of land, lying on 
the south side of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Jon : Edsall, by Ja: Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of about 90 acres of land, lying on 
the south side of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Georg : Corbet by Ja : Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of a lot of land lying at ye south 
of ye Fresh kill, containing 80 acres, with six acres of 
salt meadow at ye south of Long Neck, and 4 acres of 
fresh in ye cove to the north of Seadar Poynte, laid out 
for Jon: Sharpe by Ja : Cortelijou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying at ye south 
of ye Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt 
meadow on ye south of Long Neck, and 4 acres of fresh 
in ye cove to the north of Seadar Poynte, laid out for 
Henry Newton, by Ja: Cortelijau, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying at ye 
south of ye Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, with 12 acres 
of salt meadow in ye south of Long Neck, and 8 acres of 
fresh in ye cove to ye north of Seadar Poynte ; laid out 
for Richard Still well, by Ja: Cortelijau, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying at ye 
south of ye Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, with 6 acres 
of salt meadew in ye cove of Karle's Neck, and 4 acres 
of fresh in ye cove to ye north of Seadar Poynte, laid out 
for Tho : Berryman by Ja : Corteljou, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land lying upon 
Karle's Neck, on Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt 
meadow, fronting, and 8 acres of fresh lying in ye cove 
to ye north of Seadar Poynte, laid out for Henry Taylor, 
by Ja : Cortelijau, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon 
Karle's Neck, upon Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt 
meadow adjoining Henry Taylors, and 8 acres of fresh in 
ye cove to ye north of Seadar Poynte, laid out for Elias 
Doughty, by Ja: Corteljau, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon 
Karle's Neck, on Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt 
meadow and 8 acres of fresh in ye cove to ye north of 
Seadar Poynte, laid out for Tho : Gibbs, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon 
Karle's Neck, on Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt 
meadow, and 8 acres of fresh in ye cove to ye north of 
Seadar Poynte, laid out for Wni. Lawrense, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon 
Karle's Neck, on Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt 
meadow, and 8 acres of fresh in ye cove to the north of 
Seadar Poynte, laid out for Thomas Wandall, 69 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land at ye head of ye 
meadows between Long Neck and Karle's Neck, upon 
Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow and 4 acres 



vol. i.] LAND PAPERS. 9 

Pago. 
1676. of fresh in ye cove to the north of Seadar Poynte, laid out 

for Jon : Bissell, 69 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land at ye head of ye 
meadows between Long Neck and Karle's Neck, upon 
Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow and 4 acres of 
fresh, in ye cove to the north of Seadar Poynte, laid out 
for Thomas Carr, 69 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land at ye meadows 
between Long Neck and Karle's Neck, upon Staten Island, 
with 12 acres of salt meadow and 8 acres of fresh, in ye 
cove to the north of Seadar Poynte, laid out for Thos : 
Laurense, ^ 69 

Description of a survey of 150 acres of meadow and upland, 
lying upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Thomas Wandall, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 69 

Description of a survey of 97 acres of upland with meadow 
proportionate, lying upon the north side of Staten Island, 
laid out for Thomas Berriman, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 69 

List of Staten Island patents, 69 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
north west side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt 
meadow, fronting the said lot, and 4 acres of fresh in ye 
cove to ye north of Daniel Perrin, adjoining to ye Poynte, 
laid out for Francis Lea, .... 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying on the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with six acres of salt 
meadow, fronting the said lot, and 4 acres of fresh, in ye 
cove to ye north of Daniel Perrin's meadow, laid out for 
William Churchill, 70 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying on the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 10 acres of salt 
meadow fronting the said lot, and 10 acres more lying at 
the head of Long Neck, laid out for William Nicholls, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt 
meadow, lying at the head of Long Neck, and 4 acres of 
fresh in ye cove to ye north of Dan : Perrin's, laid out for 
William Welch, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 3 acres of meadow 
fronting, and 7 acres of meadow at ye west end of ye 
Island of meadow, against Seadar Poynte, laid out for Elias 
Puddington, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
northwest of Staten Island, with 10 acres of meadow 
upon ye Island of Meadow against Seadar Poynte, laid 
out for Robt. Ryder, 70 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 20 acres of meadow 
upon the Island of Meadow against Seadar Poynte, laid out 
for Richard Charleton, 70 

I.— 2. 



10 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Page. 
1076. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 20 acres of meadow 
at the head of Long Neck, laid out for Thos. Smith, 70 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 20 acres of meadow 
upon Long Neck, laid out for Jon : Ryder, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow 
to ye north east of Seadar Poynte, and 4 acres of fresh in 
ye cove to ye north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out for John 
Fitz Garratt, 70 

Description of a survey of a lot of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 5 acres of meadow ad- 
jacent to ye creek of Granees, and 5 acres of moore to ye 
northeast of Seadar Poynte, laid out for Tho : Davison, . . 70 

Description of a survey of a lot of land lying upon the south 
side of Staten Island, with 5 acres of meadow adjacent to 
ye creek of Granees, and 5 acres of moore to ye northeast 
of Seedar Poynte, laid out for Thomas Younge, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon ye 
northwest side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt mea- 
dow and 4 acres of fresh in ye cove to ye north of Daniel 
Perrin's, laid out for Turcoate, 70 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon ye 
northwest side of Staten Island, with six acres of salt 
meadow, fronting, and 14 acres of meadow upon Long 
Neck, laid out for Sainuell Gannepaine, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
northermost part of Long Neck, upon Staten Island, with 6 
acres of salt meadow, fronting, and 4 acres of fresh, to ye 
north of Seadar Poynte, in ye cove, laid out for Jon : 
Garrison, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon Long 
Neck, on Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow and 
4 acres of fresh in ye cove, to ye north of Seadar Poynte, 
laid out for Andrew Canon, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon Long 
Neck, on Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow in ye 
cove of Long Neck, and 4 acres of fresh in ye cove to 
ye north of Seadar Poynte laid out for Jon : Casee, .... 70 

Description of a survey of a lot of land lying upon Long 
Neck, on Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow in 
ye cove of Long Neck, and 4 acres of fresh, in ye cove 
to ye north of Seadar Poynte, laid out for Richard 
Dodiman, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon 
Long Neck, on Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt mea- 
dow, at ye head of the meadows at ye head of the fresh 
kill, with 4 acres of fresh in ye cove to ye north of Seadar 
Poynte, laid out for Richard Harny, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 4 acres of meadow in 



vol. i.] LAND PAPERS. H 



1676. ye creek and 5 acres more to ye northeast of Seadar 

Poynte, laid out for Jon : Hinchman, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 10 acres of meadow 

adjoining in ye creek, laid out for Paulus Regrence, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon ye 
south side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow 
to ye northeast of Seadar Poynte and 4 acres of fresh in 
ye cove to ye north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out for Joseph 

Thorne, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow 
lying to ye northeast of Seadar Poynte, and 4 acres of 
fresh in ye cove to ye north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out 

for Samuel Curtisse, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow 
to the northeast of Seadar Poynte, and 4 acres of fresh 
in ye cove to the north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out for 

Tho : Joanes, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 6 acres of salt meadow 
to ye northeast of Seadar Poynte, and 4 acres of fresh, 
lying in ye cove to ye north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out 

for Thomas Moore, 70 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 10 acres of meadow to 
ye southeast of Fresh kill, laid out for Anthony Gleane, . . 70 
Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 12 acres of salt meadow 
to ye northeast of Seadar Poynte, and 8 acres of fresh in 
ye cove to ye north of Daniell Perrin's, laid out for Ralph 

Hutchison, 70 

Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, with 20 acres of salt meadow 
lying in ye meadow to ye southwest of the Fresh kill, 

laid out for Rutt Josta Jan Bront, 70 

Description of a survey of 90 acres of land, lying to the 
south of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out for Rich- 
ard Curtise, 71 

Description of a survey of 188 acres of land lying at the 
north side of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, between ye 
two runs of Karle's Neck and Long Neck, laid out for 

Jon : Chrushshuron, 71 

Description of a survey of 188 acres of land lying at the 

north side of Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, between 

Karle's Neck and Long Neck, laid out for Jacob Pullion, 71 

Description of a survey of a lot of land, at Staten Island, at 

Karle's Neck, at ye Fresh Kill, containing 94 acres, laid 

out for Edward Marshall, 72 

Description of a survey of a lot of land at Staten Island at 
Karle's Neck at ye Fresh kill, containing 94 acres, laid out 
for Thomas Morgan, 72 



12 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Page. 
1676. Description of a survey of a lot of land at Staten Island at 
Karle's Neck at ye Fresh kill, containing 94 acres, laid out 
for Barne Tisen, 72 

Description of a survey of 94 acres of land at Staten Island 
on Karle's Neck, laid out for Wolford Proll, 73 

Description of a survey of 94 acres of land at Staten Island 
on Karle's Neck, laid out for Jon : Martiline, 73 

Description of a survey of 94 acres of land lying at Staten 
Island on Karle's Neck, laid out for Isaac See, 73 

April 15. *Minute of a grant by the Court at Kingston to 
Win. Trophagen for 20 acres of land, 74 

April 24. *Description of a survey of 176 acres of land upon 
Staten Island under the Yserberg (or Iron Mount) for 
Louis Lakman by Ja : Corteljau, surveyor, 75 

April 24. *Description of a survey of about 96 acres of land 
upon Staten Island adjoining the preceding, laid out for 
Francois Martino by Ja : Corteljau, surveyor, 75 

April 24. *Description of a survey of 178 acres of land upon 
Staten Island, laid out for Jaques Guy on by Ja : Corteljau, 
surveyor, 75 

April 24. *Description of a survey of 88 acres of land upon 
Staten Island, laid out for George Cornmin by Ja : Cortel- 
jou, surveyor, 75 

April 26. Description of a survey of 40 acres of land lying 
at the Esopus, laid out for Paulus Paulessen by W. Mon- 
tague, surveyor, 76 

May 10. Indian deed to Jackeline Turnier widow and Daniel 
Turnier her son, of New Haerlem, for a tract of land at 
Mentipasse kill running northerly to a creek called Sa- 
prowha by Crabb Island, then east and west to Bronckx 
river in Westchester Co., 78 

June 5. Deed from Gov. Andros to Jacob Tyse Vander Hey- 
den, for a lot of ground " within the Towne's fence, at the 
corner of the street by the plaine " near the new Church- 
yard in Albany, 79 

Aug. 4. Description of a survey of a tract of land belonging 
to Marbleton in Esopus, called ye froid stuck and con- 
taining, by estimation, about 100 acres, to be patented to 
Wm. Ashfordby, 80 

Sept. 4. Description of a survey of 40 acres of land at ye 
Esopas at ye Mumbackers lying at ye Round Doubt river, 
laid out for Thomas Quicke, 81 

Description of a survey of 60 acres of land at ye Esopas, at 
ye Mumbackers, lying at ye Roundoubt kill, laid out for 
Charrat Clause, 81 

Description of a survey of 32 acres of land at the Esopas at 
ye Mumbackers, lying by ye Roundout kill, laid out for 
Aron ifranse, 81 

Sept. 5. *Memorandum of the dimensions of a piece of wild 
land at Kingston, for Tjerck Claesen, 82 

Sept. 5. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston of 

the preceding tract of land to the same, 83 

Sept. 5. Minute of a grant from the court of Kingston to 



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Pa s e - 
1676. Mattys Mattison and Dirck Jansen Skiprnouse, of a piece 

of land near that village, 84 

Sept. 15. *Minute of a grant from the corporation of Kings- 
ton to Captain Chambers of a piece of land lying on the 
great kill, 85 

Sept. 21. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, to 
Wessel Ten Broeck of a certain marsh containing 14 acres, 86 

Sept. 25. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston to 
William Ashfordby, of 104 acres of land in Marbleton, 
situated behind the Kaelebergh and called the fifth stuck, 
and 4 acres at the same place near a tract called the sixth 
stuck, 86 

Sept. 27. *Petition of Jan Adriansen, Michael Mot and other 
troopers of Kingston, praying the grant of a valley in the 
neighbourhood of that village for the pasture of their 
horses, 87 

Oct. 1 . Conveyance from Frederick Hussey to Claes Tunis- 
son, of a lot of land of about 50 acres, in Marbleton,. ... 88 

Oct. 2. Draught of a patent to Wessel Ten Broeck, for a 
marsh at Kingston, 88 

Oct. 2. Deed from Gov. Andros to Anthony Addison, for a 
certain parcel of land above Marbleton in Esopus, lying 
over against the Kael Bergh, called by the name of Brooke- 
boone hook, containing the quantity of 20 acres, 89 

Oct. 2. Deed from Gov. Andros to William Trophagen for a 
certain piece of land at Esopus, lying north east from 
Capt. Thomas Chambers' ffarm, containing about 10 acres, 
as also another piece of land containing 10 acres, lying 
north and south, alongst the greate creeke or kill to the 
water kolch, . . . « 90 

Oct. 2. Draughts of the aforesaid patents to Trophagen and 
Chambers, 91 

Oct. 2. Deed from Gov. Andros to William Ashfordby, for a 
certain piece of land belonging to Marbleton in Esopus, 
lying behind the Kaelbergh, called by the name of the 
fifth piece containing about one hundred and four acres, 
and also about 4 acres on the sixth piece to the east of 
the Kaelbergh, 92 

Oct. 5. Description of a survey of 372 acres of land "lying 
upon ye easterne side of Staten Island," laid out at ye re- 
quest of Andrew Norwood of ye Island of Barbados, 
merchant, by Ro : Ryder, deputy surveyor, [with 
draught,] 93 

Oct. 7. Description of the meadow land assigned to the fore- 
going by Ro : Ryder, deputy surveyor, 94 

Nov. 13. Description of a survey of about one acre of fliy 
lying upon ye towne of Kingston at Esopus, laid out by 
order of ye magistrates of Esopus for Wessel Ten Brooke, 96 

Description of a survey of about 7 acres of tfly before ye 
. towne of Kingston at Esopus, laid out for Matias Mati- 
son Derricke Jonson Schapemos, 96 

Description of a survey of 8 acres of ffly lying before ye 



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1676. towne of Kingston at Esopus, laid out for ye troopers of 
Esopus, 96 

Description of a survey of 20 acres of land being part of a 
tract known as the Butterfield, lying to ye southwest of 
Marbletown, laid out for George Hall, [with draught,] ... 97 

Description of a survey of 20 acres of land, being part of a 
tract known as the Butterfield, lying to ye southwest of 
Marbleton, laid out for Sam : Leette, [with draught,] 97 

Description of a survey of 22 acres of land, being part of a 
tract known as the Butterfield, lying to ye southwest of 
Marbletown, laid out for Thomas Kerton, [with draught,] 97 

Description of a survey of 28 acres of land, being part of a 
tract known as Butterfield, lying to ye southwest of Mar- 
bletown, laid out for Jon. Kerton, [with draught,] 97 

Nov. 20. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land on Man- 
hattan Island upon the East river, laid out for Gabriell 
Curtese by Bo : Ryder, surveyor, 97 

The bounds of the town of Southampton, given in by C. 
Howell, 98 

The bounds of the town of Southold, as in the record, 98 

Draught of a patent confirming to Lewis Morris a tract of 
land " lying and being upon the main over against the 
town of Harlem, commonly called Bronckx land," 98 

French draught of part of Staten Island, 99 

Dec. 8. Description of 400 acres of land in Cedar creek, laid 
out for Jas. Loten, 100 

Dec. 12. Description of a survey of 60 acres of land on Man- 
hattan Island, lying to the north of Turtle bay and south- 
west of the land of Jacobus Fabretius for Cornelius Mat- 
ison by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 100 

Dec. 28. Description of a survey of an island in Rondout 
river, containing 73 acres, commonly called by the In- 
dians, Assincke Island, with 16£ acres near the same, laid 
out for Henry Bateman and Herman Hendricks, by Ro : 
Ryder, surveyor, [with draught,] 100 

1677. Jan. 27. Description of a survey of 60 acres of land on Man- 

hattan Island, bounded in front by the river and on the 
northwest by the commons, laid out for Jacobus ffabri- 
sius by Ro : Ryder, deputy surveyor, 101 

[No date.] Petition of John Dally praying a grant of a tract 
of land lying in the rear of his lot upon the south side of 
Staten Island, 101 

March 10. Description of a survey of a lot of ground in 
Smith's streete in the city of New York, " no w inhabited 
by Jon : Henry, formerly possessed by his wife Mary, ye 
widow of George Dobson." Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 102 

March 15. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land lying 
upon Manhattan Island, to ye northeast of Turtle bay, 
laid out for John Danielson by Ro : Ryder, surveyor,. . . 103 

[No date.] Description of a survey of a tract of land in the 
town of Marble, lying on the south side of the Esopus 
kill, laid out for George Hall and others by Leonard 
Beckwith, surveyor, [with draught,] 103 



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Page. 
1677. March 16. Copy of Wynant Pieter's patent for a certain piece, 
of upland at the Redhook or point over against Nuten 
Island within the limits of Brucklyne in the west riding 
of Yorkshire upon, 104 

March 16. *Description of a survey of a parcel of land on 
the Kil van Kol upon Staten Island, containing 160 acres, 
together with 12 acres of valley, laid out for Peter Jan- 
sen GoAvanes by Ja : Corteljou, surveyor, 105 

March 16. *Description of a survey of a parcel of land con- 
taining 172 acres, lying on the west side of Staten Island, 
adjoining the mill land, laid out for Gerrit Croose by Ja: 
Corteljou, surveyor, 106 

March 19. Certificate of the deputy mayor and alderman 
Lewis of New York, in relation to John Henry's lot in 
that city. (Seepage 102.) '. 107 

March 28. Draught of a patent to for a tract 
of land in the west Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long 
Island, lying on the west side of the new lots belonging 
to Flattbush, 108 

March 28. Draught of a patent to Arien Hendricksen, for a 
tract of land in the west Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long 
Island, lying near the new lots belonging to the town of 
Flattbush, 108 

April 6. Surrender of Richard Patteshall of all interest in the 
patent granted by Gov. Andros to him in partnership 
with Capt. Nathaniel Davenport and others, for a tract 
of land on Staten Island, 109 

April 25. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land upon 
Manhattan Island, on the river side, laid out for George 
Elphenstone, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 110 

April 25. Description of a survey of 32 acres, upon Manhat- 
tan Island, on the river side, laid out for Jacob Younge, 
by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 110 

*Minute of a grant from the court of Kingston to Albert 
Gevertson, of a tract of land on the opposite side of the 
kill, which runs through the Esopus land, 110 

May 8. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston to 
Jan Williamsen Hoogtig, of about 8 acres of land, Ill 

May 8. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, to 
Lieut. George Hall, of 6 acres of land over the Mill kill, 112 

May 8. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, to 
Joost Adriansen, for 6 acres of land over the Mill kill, . . 113 

May 26. *Deed from the Esopus Indians to Louis Dubois 
and associates, of a tract of land over the Rondout 
kill, beginning at the high hill called Moggonck, thence 
southeast to Juffrous Hook in the Long Reach on the 
great river (called in Indian Magaat Ramis), thence 
north to the Island called Rappoos, lying in the Kromme 
Elbow, at the commencement of the Long Reach, thence 
west to the High hill to a place Waracahaes and Tawa- 
eretagne, along the High hill southwest to Moggonck, 
with free access to the Rondout kill, (New Paltz.) 114 

June 2. Description of a survey of " 80 acres of land and 10 



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Page. 
1677. acres of meadow," lying upon the west side of Staten 
Island, by the river side, laid out for Etiene Gayneaw, by 
Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 115 

[No date.] Draught of a patent to Richd. Charlton, for 160 
acres of land, with 20 acres of meadow lying upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, 117 

June 28. Surrender of Tho : Thacher, on behalf of the 
widow of Nathaniell Davenpoi*t, deceased, of land on 
Staten Island, granted to the said Nathaniell Davenport, 
in his life-time and since unimproved, 118 

July 9. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land lying 
upon Manhattan Island, to ye southwest of Murdanies 
my, between the commons of Harlem and Hudson's river, 
laid out for Hen : Hendrickson Bosh, by Ro : Ryder, sur- 
veyor, 119 

July 20. Description of a survey of 60 acres of land lying 
upon Manhattan Island, by ye Coble kill, upon the East 
river, laid out for David Deffore, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 120 

[No date.] Petition of Jonathan Right, John Embree and 
others, inhabitants in the town of Flushing, upon Long 
Island, praying a warrant to survey 60 acres of land for 
each of them, pursuant to the Governor's order, 120 

July 20. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land lying 
upon the river on the southeast side of Manhattan Island, 
laid out for John Benew, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 121 

[No date.] Dimensions of the land for John Turwell of 
Hampstead, lying on Cow Neck, at a place called ye 
Barey Beck, being bounded on the south by Hampstead 
Harbour, 121 

July 26. Description of a survey of 60 acres of land upon 
Manhattan Island, on the East river side, laid out for Jon : 
Bassett, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 122 

Sept. 24. Petition of John Garton, of Marbleton, hi Esopus, 
for leave to build an habitation on his lot in the fourth 
stick, with ' 122 

Oct. 6. Report in favour of granting the same, 122 

Petition of Anthony Addison, to whom a tract of land has 

been granted, not far from Marble, but remote by reason 

of the kill, requesting leave to live over ye kill, and also, 

: that a certain parcel of land containing about 20 acres, 

may be granted him, with, 122 

Oct. 6. Report in favor of granting the same, 122 

Sept. 25. *Petition of Claes Teunissen, for a deed of lot of 
land at Marbleton, 123 

Sept. 25. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, tc 
Jacob Rutgerson, of a piece of land containing 40 acres, 124 

[No date.] Petition of John Rodhs, praying a grant of 500 
acres of land lying upon the south side of a creek called 
Slatter creek, and on ye north side of a neck of land 
called Plomhooke, 124 

Sept. 27. *Indian deed to Jacob Rutgerson, of 40 acres of 
> i i land at Kingston, 125 



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Page. 
1677. Sept. 27. *Conveyance from Jan Boi-hans to Joost Andrian- 

sen, of a house and lot situated in Kingston, 126 

Sept. 29. Deed from Gov. Andros to Henry Newton for 90 
acres of land, with meadow proportionate, lying at Karle's 
Neck, upon Staten Island, 127 

Oct. 8. Deed from Gov. Andros to Tjerck Claesen, of a piece 
of woodland containing about 50 acres, lying at Kingston, 
in Esopus, to ye west of the towne, 128 

Oct. 8. Deed from Gov. Andros, to the troopers of Esoptis, 
of 7^ acres of land, lying beneath the towne of Kingston, 129 

Oct. 10. Description of a survey of 25 acres of land upon 
Staten Island, laid out for Andrew Norwood, and lying 
to the northward of his plantation. Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 130 

Oct. 16. Description of a survey of a small piece of ground, 
about one quarter of an acre, on Manhattan Island, lying 
by the edge of ye hill near ye fresh water, laid out for 
Nicholas Demeyer, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 131 

Oct. 22. *Petition of Louis du Bois and others, for a patent 
at the Esopus, 132 

Oct. 22. Description of a survey of 144 acres of upland and 
18 acres of meadow, lying upon the south east side of 
Staten Island, laid out for Nathaniel Brittaine, by Ro : 
Ryder, surveyor, 133 

Oct. 24. Description of a survey of 124 acres of land, lying 
at ye New Dorp, on Staten Island, formerly called ye 
Governor's lot, laid out for Obadiah Holmes, by Ro : 
Ryder, surveyor, 134 

Oct. 24. Description of a survey of 78 acres of land, lying 
at ye New Dorp, upon Staten Island, laid out for Jon : 
Watson, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 135 

Oct. 25. Patent from Gov. Andros to the freeholders and in- 
habitants of the town of Oysterbay, L. I., 136 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 35 acres of land, lying 
upon ye Island Manhattan at ye sand hills neare the Bow- 
ry, laid out for Wolfert Webber, Henricke Cornelius and 
Bastian Elson, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 137 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 108 acres of meadow 
and upland lying at ye New Dorpe upon Staten Island, 
laid out for Jon: Kingdom by Ro : Ryder, surveyor,. ... 139 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 109 acres of meadow and 
upland lying at ye New Dorp upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Daniell Still well by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 140 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 275 acres of land lying 
upon ye west side of Staten Island, laid out for William 
Dyer by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 141 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 78 acres of land lying at 
ye New Dorp upon Staten Island, laid out for Richard 
Dodiman by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 142 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 90 acres of meadow and 
upland lying upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out 
for Robert Goldsberry by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 143 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 69 acres of land lying 



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Pago. 
1677. upon ye southeast side of Staten Island, laid out for Hen- 
ry Comely by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 144 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of 79 acres of land lying up- 
on ye southeast side of Staten Island, laid out for Richard 

Michell by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 144 

[No date.] Draught of a patent to Cornelius Mattyson for 
60 acres of land upon the Island Manhatans lying to the 

northward of Dewtel bay, 145 

Oct. 28. Description of a survey of 73 acres of land lying 

upon the southeast side of Staten Island under ye hills, 

laid out for Thomas Stillwell by Ro: Ryder, surveyor,. . 145 

Oct. 28. Description of a survey of 78 acres of meadow and 

upland lying upon Staten Island on ye hills, laid out for 

William Stillwell by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 145 

Oct. 31. Description of a survey of 246 acres of land lying 
upon the south side of Staten Island, laid out for William 

and Peter Jonson by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 146 

[No date.] Petition of Henry Pawling for a grant for a piece 
of ffleyland lying under Hurley joining to Wasmaker's 
land, being about 20 acres or thereabouts, as also a piece 
of land lying over against Cuxing on ye west side of the 
Redout kill, with a small piece of woodland together 40 

acres or thereabouts lying under Marbletowne, 146 

Oct. 31. Description of a survey of 82 acres at the New 

Dorp, laid out for Jon. Dawley by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 147 
Oct. 31. Description of a survey of 98 acres of land lying 
upon the southeast side of Staten Island, laid out for 

Frans Laurus by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 147 

Oct. 31. Description of a survey of 98 acres of land lying 
upon the southeast side of Staten Island, laid out for 

Samuel Curtise by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 147 

Nov. *Draught of Martin Gerritson's 24 acres of land. By 

Peter Meesey Vrooman. E. A. Apple, 1677, 148 

Nov. 10. Description of a survey of 15 acres of land lying 
near the Bowery on the Island Manhatans, laid out for 
Peter Jansen of ye Bowery by Ro : Ryder, surveyor,. . . 149 
Petition of Bartell Claesen and Dirk Johnson Vander Vliet, 
overseers of ye towne of Flattbush, praying that the quit 
rent upon the new lots of land containing 30 acres, or 
thereabouts, granted to ye town of Flatbush, by a general 

patent, may be remitted, 149 

*A plott for Gerrit Lennox land, containing 78 acres, 150 

1678. April 13. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, to 

Wessel Ten Broeck, for a lot of wild land, 151 

Copy of Wynant Pieter's patent, for a certain piece of upland, 
at the Red Hook, or point over against Nuten Island, 
within the limits of Brucklvne, in the west riding of York- 
shire, upon Long Island, 151 

Dec. 28. Indian deed to Louis Dubois, for land at the Esopus, 
embracing ye lands on both sides of ye creeke, and ye 
land called in ye Indian tongue Pawachta to Pakaseek, 
Wakaseeck, Wakankonach, 152 

1679. April 11. Description of the bounds of a parcel of wood- 



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Pago. 
1679. land, lying on ye south side of Kingstowne, and a small 
meadow, lying and being by the mill creek to ye west of a 
rocky hill, containing, in all, 16 acres, with a house lot in 
Kingstowne, granted to Wm. De Meyer, 153 

April 28. *Conveyance from the court, at Albany, to Jan 
Clute, of lot No. 11, on the hill, in Albany, dated 8th of 
June, 1668, N. S., with certificate on the back that it 
properly belongs to Capt. Clute, who desires a patent for 
the same, having sold it to others, 154 

May 2. Letter of Robert Sanders to Capt. Matthias Nicolls, 
in relation to a patent to include ye Bowery, and a piece 
of wood land bought of the Indians, and lying to ye south 
of his Bowery, with Walleviss Island, 154 

June 9. Draught of Roelofie Hendrick's patent at the Esopus, 155 

July 1 . Agreement between Capt. James Carteret and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Bedlow for his resignation of Love Island,. . . . 155 

July 5. Order from the court held for the Whorehill to have 
Barnard Hodge's land surveyed, 157 

July 23. Description of the bounds and measure of lot No. 
11, on which a house now stands, to be granted to C. J. 
Cluet, without quit rent, J. J. Bleecker being concerned, 158 

Aug. 18. Letter of Robert Sanders to Capt. Matthias Nicolls, 
in relation to the land for which he desires a patent. (See 

page 154,) 158 

1677. Sept. 29. Deed of Confirmation from Gov. Andros to Domo: 
Johannis Theodore Polhemius for a tract of land in the 
town of Midwout, in the west riding of Yorkshire, upon 
Long Island, 159 

1679. Nov. 8- Draught of Conveyance, from Gabriel Minvielle, to 

George Lockart, of a tract of land, within the limits of 
the town of Woodbridge, in the province of New Jersey, 159 

Dec. 5. Description of a survey of 35 acres of land, lying 
near ye Fresh kill, upon ye Island Manhatans, laid out for 
Peter Jacobsen, by Ro: Ryder, surveyor, 160 

Dec. 5. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land, lying 
near ye Basse Bowry, upon the Island Manhatans, laid 
out for Yealous Johnson, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 160 

Dec. 5. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land, lying at 
ye reare of ye lotts at ye greate kill, upon the Island 
Manhatans, laid out for Solomon Peterson, by Ro : Ryder, 
surveyor, 160 

Dec. 5. Description of a survey of 30 acres of land lying at 
ye Fresh kill, upon the Island Manhatans, laid out for 
Casper Caster, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 160 

Dec. 11. Description of a survey of a house lot in Broad 
street, in the city of New York, surveyed at the request 
of the owner, Mr. George Cobbett, by Ro : Ryder, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 161 

Two draughts of land undescribed, 162 

[No date.] ^Description of a survey of a neck of land, upon 
Staten Island, containing 932 acres, laid out for Christo- 
pher Billip, by Ro: Ryder, surveyor, [with draught,]. . . 163 

1680. Feb. 14. Report of Elias Doughty and others, in relation to 



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Page. 
1680. the bounds of the patent granted to Thomas Fisher, for 

the land known as Cornbcrry Neck, 163 

[No date.] Draught of a confirmation patent to John Gerrits, 
for 48 acres of land, lying by the town of New Utrecht, 
in the west riding of Yorkshire, upon Long Island, with 
about 4£ acres of meadow, and a lot of ground lying on 
the north side of John Ceelan, and on the southeast of the 
swampe, 164 

July 5. Petition of Thomas Higby and others, inhabitants 
of the town of Huntington for a neck of meadow land, at 
the south, which is not yet purchased, 164 

July 18. Description of a survey of an island at the rocky 
point of the Rondout kill, about the quantity of six acres ; 
also a parcel of meadow land, at the west side of the 
Rondout kill, in the neighborhood of said island, contain- 
ing about 40 acres, with a parcel of Woodland, commonly 
called Pamahaky and Bartman's koke, containing about 
one hundred acres, laid out for Michael Garton, 165 

[No date.] *Draught of Robert Sander's land, 166 

Aug. 13. Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston to 
John and William Demeyer and Matthias Mattison, of 
about 6 acres of land, under the fall of the Platte kill ; 
also wood land, as far as they have need to cut wood, for 
the saw mill, 167 

[No date.] Description of a survey of a piece of land lying 
at the Esopus, laid out for Michael Garton, 168 

Sept. 16. *Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston, to 
Win. De Meyer, of a lot of wild land, over the mill kill, 
south of Kingston, containing 16 acres, with 3 acres of 
valley ; also a house lot, 169 

Sept. 28. Petition of Jean Guenon, Francois Breteau and 
Jean Apre, inhabitants of the town of Flushing, for more 
than 20 years, praying a further grant of land, proportion- 
ate to the other inhabitants of said town, 170 

Nov. 2. Certificate of the corporation of Kingston, to the 
eflect that Wm. De Meyer is the right owner of half of 
the mill and kill called by the name of the Platte kill, in 
company with Matias and John Mattison, 170 

Nov. 10. Description of a survey of 180 acres of land, lying 
on the northeast side of Staten Island, joining the north- 
west side of the farm of Col. Francis Lovelace, laid out for 
Phillip Welles by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, [with draught,] 171 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of a neck of land, upon the 
northwest side of Staten Island, containing 600 acres, 
laid out for John West by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 172 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 38 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for Jacob 
Cornells, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,]. . 173 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 98 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for James 
Gilles, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 173 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 91 acres of land, lying 



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Pago. 
1680. upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for Jacob 

Corbet, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,]. ... 174 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 91 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for Edrnond 
Arosmith, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,]. . 175 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of about 145 acres of land 
lying upon the northeast side of Staten Island, laid out 
for Lambert Dorland, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] , 176 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 68 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for John 
Lee, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 177 

Nov. 29. Description of a survey of 91 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for Edward 
Clarke, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] .... 178 

Dec. 2. Description of a survey of a piece of ground situated 
on the south side of Stoney street, known by the name of 
the ground of the five houses, now laid out into 4 lots, No. 
1 for Capt. Brockholes, No. 2 for Jno. Darvall, No. 3 for 
Step : Courtland, No. 4 for Phillip Welles, surveyed by 
Phillip Welles, [with draught,] 179 

Dec. 6. Description of a survey, of about 150 acres of land, 
lying upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Anonias Turner, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 180 

Dec. 6. Description of a survey of about 68 acres of land, 
lying upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Philip Bendall, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] ^ 181 

Dec. 6. Description of a survey of about 135 acres of land, 
lying upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for 
John Taylor, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 182 

Dec. 6. Description of a survey of 134 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, against Suters 
Island, laid out for Anonias Turner, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, [with draught,] 183 

Dec. 12. Description of a survey of about 144 acres of land, 
lying upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for 
James Graham, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 184 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of about 88 acres of land, 
lying upon the south side of Fresh kill, on Staten Island, 
laid out for Robert Waite, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 185 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of about 88 acres of land, 
lying upon the south side of the Fresh kill, on Staten 
Island, laid out for Francis Pew, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 186 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of about 90 acres of wood 
land, lying upon the south side of Fresh kill, on the north- 
west side of Staten Island, laid out for Richard Curtis, 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 187 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land, 



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Page. 
1680. lying upon the south side of Fresh kill, on the northwest 
side of Staten Island, laid out for Daniel Stillwell, [with 
draught,] 187 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land, 
lying upon the south side of Fresh kill, on Staten Island, 
laid out for William Elston, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 188 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land, 
lying upon the south side of Fresh kill, on Staten Island, 
for Francis Walker, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 188 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 228 acres of wood land 
and 20 acres of meadow, lying upon the northwest side 
of Staten Island, near Smoaking Poynt, and formerly pos- 
sessed by William Dyer, laid out for George Loclort by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 189 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 160 acres of wood land 
and 16 acres of meadow, lying upon the northwest side 
of Staten Island, near Smoaking Poynt, laid out for 
Thomas Williams by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 189 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land 
and meadow, lying upon the west side of Staten Island, 
on Smoking Poynt, laid out for Francis Barber, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 190 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land 
and meadow, lying upon the west side of Staten Island, 
on Smoaking Poynt, laid out for John Bridges, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 190 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land 
and meadow, lying upon the south side of the Fresh kill, 
upon the southwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
John Morgan by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 191 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land 
and meadow, lying upon the south side of the Fresh kill, 
on the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Abraham Lakeman, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 191 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon Staten Island, in the rear of Capt. Cornelius Corsen 
& Co.'s land, upon the Great plain, laid out for Jon: 

Taylor, by Bo : Ryder, surveyor, [with draught,] 192 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon Staten Island, in the rear of Capt. Cornelius Corsen 
& Co.'s land upon the great plain, laid out for Phich : 
Garrat, by Bo : Byder, surveyor, [with draught,] 193 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land upon 
Staten Island, in the rear of Capt." Cornelius Corsen & Co.'s 
land upon the Great plain, laid out for David Thomas, by 
Bo : Byder, surveyor, [with draught,] 194 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for Peeter 



tol. i.] LAND PAPERS. 23 

Page. 
1680. Johnson Goanas, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 

draught,] 195 

Dec. 21. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Staten Island, laid out for John 
Vincent, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,]. . . 100 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Peeter Cresson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 197 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Cresson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 198 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out for Ed- 
mond Land, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 199 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 143 acres of land, lying 
upon the northwest side of Staten Island, on the east 
side of a small creeke, laid out for John Hendrixson, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 200 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 92 acres of land, lying 
upon the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Joly Coeur, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 201 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 352 acres of land, lying 
upon Staten Island, to the westward of mill creek, laid 
out for Cornelius Coursen and others, by Ro : Ryder, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 202 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 260 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Staten Island, laid out for Wm. 
Daruall, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] . . . 203 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of about 88 acres of land, 
lying upon the south side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Anthony Tyce, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 204 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of about 180 acres of land, 
lying upon the northwest side of Staten Island, laid out 
for Phillip Wells, by Ro : Ryder, surveyor, 205 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 88 acres of land, lying 
upon the nortlrwest side of Staten Island, laid out for 
John Shatwell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 206 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 176 acres of land, lying 
at the head of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for James Hubard, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 207 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of 176 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Staten Island, laid out for Richard 
Halle, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 208 

Dec. 24. Description of a survey of a neck of land, contain- 
ing 116 acres, situated on the northwest side of Staten 
Island, and known by the name of Black Poynt, laid out 
for John Tunisson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] " 209 

Dec. 28. Description of a survey of 180 acres of land, lying 



24 LAND PAPERS. [vol. i. 

Page. 
1680. near John Palmer's rami, upon Staten Island, laid out for 
Capt. Cornelius Coursen and^ others, by Ro: Ryder, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 210 

Dec. 29. Description of a survey of 357 acres of land, lying 
at the head of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Robert Ryder, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 

draught,] 211 

1G81. Jan. 4. Description of the bounds of a lot near ye 5 houses 
in the city of New York, ordered to be laid out for Fred- 
erick Phillips, 212 

June 6. Description of a survey of two lots of land, in 
Flackbush, one for Peter Lott, the other for Moeder 
Polhemius, 212 

Description of a survey of the several lots of ground before 
ye five houses, in the city of New York, belonging to 
Peter Reemer and Peter Gronendyck, [with draught,].. 213 

June 13. Draught from Ja: Corteliou, of the seven lots at 
Flatbush, belonging to Van Didniarsen, Polhemius, and 
others, pursuant to ye Governor's order of ye 28th 
December last, [with duplicate in Dutch,] 214 

Aug. 8. Draught of the seven lots at Flatbush, by Mr. 
Wells, showing the depai'ture from the true lines in the 
former survey, owing to the variation of the compass, . . 215 



VOLUME II. 

[Those marked thus (*) are in Dutch.] 

1681-1700. 



1681. Sept. 3. Description of a survey of a certain tract of wood 

land, lying on the south side of Staten Island, beginning 
by the water side and containing 82 acres, laid out for 
Daniel Stillwell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 

draught,] 1 

Sept. 3. Description a survey of a certain tract of wood land, 
lying on the south side of Staten Island, containing 165 
acres, laid out for Capt. Richard Stillwell, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 2 

1682. March 2. License from the court at Kingston to Jacob 

Bruyn and Michiel Modt to buy of the Indians a parcel 

of land behind the Paltz, 2 

Petition of Eenamant and Mongowack, Indians of Recowack 
praying that their gift to Jan Hansen and others of a 
certain neck of land, lying and being at Long Island, in 
the northwest point of Racowack, beginning from a cer- 
tain creek called Coekwas, running thence south be west 
to another kill called Hapax, and further to the other side 
of the river or plain may be confirmed, 3 

March 13. Copy of a letter sent by ye commander's order to 
ye constables and overseers of the town of Hampsted 
about the Indian gift to Hansen and others, 3 

April 4. Minute of a grant from the court at Kingston to 
W essel Ten Brock for 8 acres of land in addition to 1 2 
acres conveyed to him by William Ashfordby, lying over 
the mill dam, between the path of the great valley and 
the small valley, 4 

April 5. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, laid 
out in two lots, upon the south side of the Fresh kill, upon 
Staten Island, for John Magan, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, 5 

Sept. 4. Petition of William Loveridge praying that the pur- 
chase of 40 acres of wood land adjoining his lot at Katts- 
kill may be confirmed, 6 

1683. Jan. 4. Petition of Anna Fabraus als Fabricius, for an 

appeal in the matter of a certain piece of land lying at 



26 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ii. 

Page. 
1683. Mispath kills, of which she has been wrongfully dispos- 
sessed by Luke Delaw, *i 

March 5. Petition of John West for a license to purchase a 
tract of laud on ye east side of Cow neck, on Long 

Island, 8 

March 5. Petition of Samuel Blachford praying that a lot of 
land lying upon ye little plains, adjoining to ye souldiers 
lots, on Staten Island, may be laid out for him, {see 

post 60,) 10 

March 5. Petition of Daniel Stillwell and John Morgan for a 
small slip of land, lying between their lands and the lands 
of Marmaduke Potter, on the south side of the Fresh kill, 

upon Staten Island, 11 

April 1. Description of a survey of a lot of land situated on 
the east side of Cow neck, on Long Island, containing 
about 932 acres of land, laid out for John "West, by Phillip 

Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 12 

Description of a survey of 81 acres of wood land and 

eight acres of meadow, lying upon the west end of 
Staten Island, laid out for William Merrell, by Phillip 

Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 13 

[No date.] Petition of Francis Rumbouts and Guiline Ver- 
planke, of the city of New York, for a license to purchase, 

each of them, a tract of land upon Hudson's river, 14 

May 15. Description of a survey of 88 acres of wood land 
and 8 acres of meadow, lying upon the northwest side of 
the Staten Island, upon the south side of the Fresh- kill, 
bounded on the southwest side by the land of Josiah 
Corson ; laid out for William Douglass, by Phillip Welles, 

surveyor, [with draught,] 15 

June 26. Description of a survey of a lot of land containing 
81 acres with 8 acres of meadow, situate in the middle or 
bodv of Staten Island, upon a ridge known by the name 
of Chesnut hill, laid out for Joseph Arosmith, by Phillip 

Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 16 

June 26. Description of a survey of a lot of land containing 
81 acres, with 8 acres of meadow, situated in the middle 
or body of Staten Island, upon a ridge known by the 
name of Chesnut hill, laid out for Samuell Blachford, by 

Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 11 

June 26. Description of a survey of a lot of land containing 
81 acres, with 8 acres of meadow, situated in the middle 
or body of Staten Island, laid out for Daniell Shotwell, by 

Phillip' Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 18 

June 29. Petition of Robert Story for a license to purchase 
any parcel or tract of land that is not already sold, lying 
or* being anywhere upon Hudson's river or backward 

some distance from said river, 19 

July 6. Petition of Jacob Tunis DeKay and others for a 
license to purchase a certain tract of land on the east side 

of Hudson's river, at the entrance to the High lands, 20 

July 29. Description of a survey of a lot of land, (about 93 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 27 

Page. 
1683. ncres) situated upon the west end of Staten Island, laid 

out for Richard Tottashall, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. 21 

Petition of Richard Hayes, of the Esopus, praying a patent 
for a tract of land, 22 

Petition of Jacob Rutgerts praying a patent for a certain tract 
of land of 30 morgans at the Esopus, 23 

April 18. Indian deed to Jacob Rutgerts for 30 morgans of 
land at the Esopus, ' 23 

Sept. 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, situate 
on the south side of Staten Island, laid out for James 
Largey, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 24 

Petition of Ryck and Jacob Abrams praying a patent for 

a tract of land in the High lands, 25 

1G84. Jan. 28. Petition of Robert Wright for a grant of a parcel 
of land lying in the rear of the front lots on the south side 
of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, 26 

[No date.] Communication of Stephen Hesiott to the gover- 
nor in relation to a certain piece or parcel of land on 
Staten Island, at the head of Pyse creek, next adjoining 
to Peter Johnson and Wm. Johnson's lots, 27 

March 1. Minute of a town meeting at Flushing granting 
unto Governor Dongan 400 acres of wood land as it is 
already laid out, joined with ye 200 acres given to ye 
governor by the town of Hempstead running from ye edge 
of ye Great plain into ye hills near Success pond, 28 

March 6. Petition of Maria Van Ranslaer widow, Jacobus 
Courtland and others, praying a license to purchase a 
small tract of land lying above Albany, on both sides of 
a creek called Hoosick, beginning at ye bounds of 
Schackoock, and so to a fall called Quequicke, and thence 
upwards to Nachassickquaack, and that ye same may be 
confirmed by patent, 29 

March 17. Petition of John Richbell, of Momoroneck, pray- 
ing an order of council to prevent his being interrupted 
in disposing of his land called the White Plains, 30 

March 20. Petition of Robert Sanders and others, of Albany, 
for a license to purchase a tract of land on the east side 
of Hudson's river, beginning at a place called Schachog, 
and so running along to the west as far as a certain creek 
called Riches, near to Jacob Milbourne's grant, 31 

March 20. Petition of John Hansen and others, for a patent 
for a tract of land lying at a creek called Oppeax, and so 
running to another creek, which is called by the Indians 
Copwax, (see page, 3,) 32 

March 29. Description of a survey of 4500 acres of land 
" situated in the middle or body of Staten Island," laid 
out for John Palmer, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 33 

March 31. Petition of John Palmer, of Staten Island, and 
James Graham, and others, of the city of New York, for 
a license to purchase a tract of vacant land, on Hudson's 
river, and that the same may be confirmed by patent, ... 34 

April 5. Description of a survey of 85 acres of land, situated 



28 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ii. 

Page. 
1684. upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for Matthew 

La Rue, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 35 

April 5. Description of a survey of 106 acres of land, lying 
upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for Anthony 
Fountaine, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 36 

April 5. Description of a survey of 85 acres of land, lying 
upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for William 
Merrill, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 37 

April 5. Description of a survey of about 103 acres of land, 
lying upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Matthew Ardwin, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 39 

April 5. Description of a suiwey of about 103 acres of land, 
lying upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for 
Anthony Fountaine, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 39 

April 5. Description of a survey of 84 acres of land, lying upon 
the northwest side of Staten Island, near Smoking point, 
laid out for Clans Smith, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, ... 40 

April 5. Description of a survey of 255 acres of land, lying 
upon the west side of Staten Island, laid out for Marke 
Dusachoy, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 41 

April 11. Petition of Obadiah Holmes, of Staten Island, 
praying that his proportion of land may be made up 
pursuant to the directions of Gov. Andross, respecting 
the lots upon said Island, 42 

Petition of Henry Alberts, inhabitant of Esopus, praying a 
patent for a parcel of wood land by ye south side of the 
great creek, . 43 

1683. March 7. Minute of a grant from the court at Kingstown, to 

Henry Alberts, for a parcel of wood land, by ye south 
side of ye great creek, 44 

1684. May. Petition of Minnie Johannes, for a license to purchase 

a tract of land, containing 300 acres, lying behind his 
farm at the Haverstraw, in the county of Orange, 45 

June 3. Petition of Jacob Melyen, in behalf of himself and 
others, praying a license to purchase some land on Long 
Island, 46 

June 24. Petition of Major Tho : Willett and others, of 
Long Island, for a license to purchase a tract of land, lying 
on Cow Neck, 46 

June 24. Order in council upon the same, requiring the 
inhabitants of Hempstead to appear and bring their Indian 
witnesses, on the last day of September next ensuing,. . 47 

June 25. Petition of Caleb Carman and others, of Jamaica, 
praying a patent for a certain tract of land, lying within 
the jurisdiction of the town of Flushing, upon Long 
Island, 48 

May 26. *lndian deed to Gysbert uyt den Bogaert, of a 
tract of land, lying on the north bank of the Cattskill, 
extending from Boomtie's hook (at the mouth of the 
Cattskill) up the Hudson river, to a small kill opjiosite 
Vastrix Island, thence west to Dirck Teunissen's mill ; 
thence south to the first little kill that flows into Hans 
Vossen kill ; thence along the same, to where it falls into 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 29 

Pago. 
1684. the Cattskill, and thence along the Cattskill to Boomtie's 

hook, 49 

July 9. Petition of Jacob Kipp, praying a grant of a certain 
piece of land, lying round in a cripple bush, north of the 
land now in his possession between Turtle bay and Peter 
Stoutenbourgh, (N. Y. Island,) 50 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land upon 
Chestnut hill, on Staten Island, laid out for Daniell Shot- 
well, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 51 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, upon 
Chestnut hill, on Staten Island, laid out for Joseph Aro- 
smith, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 52 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
at the south side of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, 
laid out for Thomas Ward, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 53 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
upon Chestnut hill, on Staten Island, laid out for Richard 
Wood, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 54 

[No date.] Petition of Samuel Eburne, of Seatalcot, on Long 
Island, for a license to purchase a tract or neck of land 
called Snakeneck, on the south side of Long Island, Avithin 
the bounds of said town, bounded to the east on Winne- 
croscombs neck, to the west on the head of Pattersquas 
river, to the north upon the common, and to the south 
upon the meadows adjoining to the bay, containing 300 
acres, 55 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
at the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out for Matthias 
Blachford, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 50 

[No date.] Petition of John Bulle, praying a grant of a lot 
of land, at Staten Island, or in any other convenient 
place, 57 

August 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
at Smoking Point, on Staten Island, laid out for Leonard 
Bereyman, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 58 

[No date.] *Description of a survey of 65 acres of flatland 
lying on this side of the Maquaese river, laid out for Ja- 
cobus Peck and Isaac de Preux, by Joris Arissen Vander 
Baast, ! 58 

*Description of a survey of about 32 morgens of flatland 
lying on this side of the Maquaase river, laid out for 
Daniel Jansen, by Joris Arrissen Vander Baast, 59 

August. 6. Description of a survey of two lots of land con- 
taining together 176 acres, lying on the south side of 
Fresh kill upon Staten Island, laid out for Samuel Blach- 
ford and Anthony, his son, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. . 60 

Oct. 22. Description of a survey of 15 acres of land adjoin- 
ing the rear of the Bass Bowery on Yorke Island, laid out 
for Francisco Bastiane, a negro, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 61 

Petition of Robert Story, for a license to purchase some land, 
lying about 6 or 7 miles beyond ye town where ye Wal- 
loens dwell, upon ye same creek ; ye name of ye place is 



30 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ii. 

Page. 

1684. Chawanghungh and Nescotack, two small parcels of land 
lying near together, 62 

Oct. 28. Petition of Sarah Burgher, in behalf of her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Shackerly, the orphan of John Shakerly, 
deceased, in relation to a lot of land in Broadway, in the 
city of New York, appropriated by the corporation of 
said city for a highway, 63 

Nov. 25. Description of a survey of 966 acres of land adjoin- 
ing the rear of Cow Neck, upon Long Island, laid out for 
Richard Cornewell, senr. & Company, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, [with draught,] 64 

1685. Petition of John Knight, for a license to purchase a parcel 

of land near Byrom river, bounded on the east side by ye 
division line last run between ye colony of Connecticut 
and this province, 65 

April 3. Petition of John Clute, in relation to a tract of land 
at Kattskill, mortgaged to his uncle Jan Clute, late of 
Albany, deceased, by the Indian owners thereof, and since 
granted by Gov. Andros to Capt. Salsbury and Martin 
Gerrittse, praying a patent for the same, or such other 
relief as may be just and equitable, 66 

April 4. Description of a survey of sundry lots of land (in 
all about 163 acres,) situated on the hill to the east of the 
old town in the county of Richmond, laid out for Thoruas 
Walton, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 67 

April 4. Description of a survey of 85 acres of land, which 
was formerly laid out for two lots, at the old towne in the 
county of Richmond, laid out for Sarah Scidmore, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, 68 

April 4. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying 
at Carle's Neck, on Staten Island, laid out by Phillip 
Welles for Aron Praull, who purchased it from Thomas 
Wandall, to whom it was patented in 1675, 70 

[No date.] Petition of Cornelissen, praying a warrant 

to survey a tract of land allotted to him by the Indians, 
at a place called by them Tersarge, being to the eastward 
of the town of Huntington, on the north side of Long 
Island, 69 

April 4.\Description of a survey of 101 acres of land, lying 
in ye old town in the county of Richmond, laid out for 
Peter Neve, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 71 

April 4. Description of a survey of 58 acres of land " in ye 
new lotts at the old towne in the county of Richmond," 
laid out for Abraham Lutine, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 72 

April 4. Description of a survey of 145 acres of land in ye 
new lotts at the old towne in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for Thomas Stilwell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, ... 73 

April 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of Staten Island, laid out for Petrus 
Thesschenmaker, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 74 

April 4. Description of a survey of 35 acres of land lying in 
the old town in the county of Richmond, laid out for 
Francisco Martino, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 75 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 31 

Tago. 
1685. April 4. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land "in the 
new lots at ye old towne, in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for Issack Belew, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 70 

April 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying in 
the neighbourhood of Smoaking Poynt, upon Statcn Island, 
laid out for Francis Pew, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. . . 77 

April 4. Description of a survey of 83 acres of land, in the 
new lots at ye old towne in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for Hans Christophell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, . . 78 

April 4. Description of a survey of 120 acres of land lying 
in the vicinity of the Iron Hill, upon Staten Island, laid 
out for Peeter Lakeman, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, ... 79 

April 4. Description of 160 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of Staten Island, laid out for Obadiah Holms, 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 80 

April 4. Description of 80 acres of land, lying upon the south 
side of Staten Island, laid out for Anthony Tyce, by Phil- 
lip Welles, surveyor, : 81 

April 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
upon Staten Island, in the vicinity of Smoking Point, laid 
out for Abraham Coale, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. ... 82 

April 4. Description of a survey of 40 acres of land in the 
new lots in the old town, in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for Dirck Johnson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 83 

April 4. Description of a survey of 64 acres of land, in the 
new lots hi the old town, in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for the inhabitants of said county, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, being " granted for the use of an English school 
or minister," 84 

April 4. Description of a survey of 167 acres of land, lying 
upon Staten Island, in the vicinity of Smoking Point, laid 
out for William and Phillip Welles, surveyor, 85 

April 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Staten Island, laid out for Sara 
Scidmore, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, {seepage 32,) .... 86 

April 4. Description of a survey of 181 acres of land, lying 
in the old toAvn upon Staten Island, laid out for Mary 
Britton, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 87 

April 4. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land lying in 
the rear of the land laid out for John French upon Staten 
Island, against Smoaking Point, laid out for Francis Pew, 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, (copy of the survey, p. 40,) 88 

April 6. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
in the rear of the land laid out for Clase Smith, upon 
Staten Island, against Smoaking Point, laid out for Abra- 
ham Coalle, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [copy of the sur- 
vey, p. 45,) 89 

April 5. Petition of Capt. Thomas Fleete, praying that the 
inhabitants of the town of Huntington, on Long Island, 
may be required to deliver up his land within the bounds 
of said town, and that the same may be surveyed in order 
to a confirmation by patent, 90 

April 6. Description of a survey of 120 acres of land, lying 



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Page. 
1685. upon the west side of Staten Island, to the north of Long 
Neck, and to the south of Darnell's Neck, laid out for 
Jonsia Cronsoon, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 91 

April 16. Petition of William Creed and his associates, in re- 
lation to the caveat, entered by John Browne and Matthias 
Harvey, against the application of the petitioners, for a 
tract of land within the bounds of Flushing, upon Long 
Island, 92 

April 24. Petition of Arent Schuyler, of Albany, for a 
license to purchase about 2 or 300 acres of vacant land, 
near the Wappings kill, adjoining to the land of Mr. 
Rumboute and company, 93 

May 5. Description of a survey of 847 acres of land, lying 
within the bounds of Hempsted, upon Long Island, being 
known by the name of Hempsted little plains, laid out for 
William Merrit and John Knight, by Phillrp Welles, 
surveyor, [with draught,] 94 

[No date.] Petition of Peter Lassen, of Esopus, praying a 
license to purchase about 100 morgans of vacant land 
there, 95 

May 23. Description of a survey of 200 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Esopus kill, or river, cutting upon 
the land of Capt. Thomas Chambers, and known by the 
name of Upton, in the county of Ulster, laid out for 
Edward Whitaker, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 96 

May 26. Description of a survey of 672 acres of land, lying 
upon both sides of Rondout kill, or river, including part 
of the Paules river, and known by the name of Hardick, 
in the county of Ulster, laid out for William Fisher, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, 97 

May 27. Description of a survey of 830 acres of land, lying 
upon both sides of Rondout kill, or river, and known by 
the name of Moggewarsinck, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for Henry Beakeman, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 98 

May 28. Description of a survey of 963 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Rondout kill, or river, and known 
by the name of Roasindale, in the county of Ulster, laid 
out for Jacob Rutsen, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 99 

May 28. Petition of Francis, Charles, Elias and Jacob 
Doughty, of the town of Flushing, praying a grant of 
about 250 acres of land each on Long Island, 100 

May 29. Description of a survey of 400 acres of land, lying 
upon the Rondout kill, and known by the name of 
Wawarasinke, in the county of Ulster, laid out for Ann 
Beake, and her children, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. . . 101 

June 6. Petition of Richard Pattishall, praying a patent for 
a small Island, in the jurisdiction of Pemaqnid, called 
Damarillas cove, containing about 200 acres, lying in the 
sea, having to the east Ponikin Island to the west Seguin, 
to the north Epiquest and Kebonowagen, (state of 
Maine,) 102 

June 6. Description of a survey of a tract of land contain- 
ing 160 acres, lying upon both sides of the Mumbacke- 



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Pago. 
16S5. house kill or brook, in the rear of the land of Tirke Clans 
Dewitt in the county of Ulster, laid out for Tunis Jacobs 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, (town of Rochester,) 103 

June 6. Description of a survey of 290 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Rondout kill and known by the 
name of Mumbackhouse, in the county of Ulster, laid out 
for Tercke Claus Dewitt, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
(town of Rochester,) 104 

June 6. Description of a survey of 212 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, lying on the south side of Rondout 
kill and known by the name of Mumbackehouse, laid out 
for Leonard Coale, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, (town of 
Rochester,) 105 

June 8. Description of a survey of 344 acres of land lying 
upon the south side of Rondout kill, being known by the 
name of Mumbackhouse in the county of Ulster, begin- 
ning at ye mouth of a run known by ye name of Stone 
kill, laid out for Nicholas Antonia, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, (town of Rochester,) 106 

June 8. Description of 208 acres of land lying upon the 
south side of Rondout kill or river, and known by the 
name of Mumbackhouse in the county of Ulster, laid out 
for Claus Loiter, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, (town of 
Rochester,) 1 07 

[No date.] Petition of the inhabitants of Hurly in relation 
to the enlargement of the bounds of Kingstown and the 
alteration of the dividing line between that town and 
Hurly, in order thereto, as petitioned for by the towns- 
men of Kingstown, 108 

June 8. Description of a survey of 222 acres of land lying 
upon the north side of Rondout kill and known by the 
name of Mumbackhouse in the county of Ulster, laid out 
for John Garretts Daker, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
(town of Rochester,) 109 

June 9. Description of a survey of 176 acres of land lying 
on the north side of the Rondout kill in the county of 
Ulster, laid out for Peeter Cole, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, Ill 

June 9. Description of a survey of 386 acres of land lying 
on the north side of Round out kill in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for Peeter Helebrand, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, 112 

June 9. Description of a survey of 100 acres of land lying 
on the north side of Rondout kill in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for Gisbert Alberts, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 113 

June 12. Description of a survey of 2960 acres of land lying 
upon Hudson's river betwixt the Round out kill and the 
Cline Esopus, and known by the name of Husey's hill, 
including the Cline Esopus my and Sunken my at the 
mouth of the Rondout kill, with the two lakes, laid out 
for ffrederick Hussy and others, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, 114 



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Page. 
1685. June 14. Description of a survey of the dividing line be- 
tween Hurly and Kingston, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 115 

June 16. Description of a survey of 259 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of Esopus kill, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out in two parcels, for Waldron Dumont, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 116 

June 16. Draught of Waldron Deraunt's land, on the south 
side of the Esopus kill, together with the land of Tirke 
Claus Dewitt, 117 

June 16. Description of a survey of two pieces of land, con- 
taining together 83 acres, lying on the south side of Eso- 
pus kill in the county of Ulster, together with a house 
lot in Kingstown, on ye north side, bounded to ye north- 
east by the house lot of Wessell Tenbrooge ; laid out for 
Matice Matison, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 118 

June 17. Description of a survey of 324 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Roundout kill and known by the 
name of Mumbackehouse, in the county of Ulster, laid 
out for Rowlife Hendrick Infelt, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor. (Town of Rochester,) 119 

June 18. Description of a survey of 100 acres of land, lying 
at Esopus, in the county of Ulster, being near and on ye 
east side of Esopus kill, and in the rear of the land of 
Capt. Thomas Chambers and William Traphagen ; laid 
out for Derricke Henderson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 120 

June 20. Description of a survey of 327 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Esopus kill, or river, in the county 
of Ulster, near the dividing line between Kingstown and 
Hurley; laid out for Tirke Claus Dewitt, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 121 

June 20. Description of a survey of a lot of land containing 
about 4 acres, lying by Kingstowne in ye county of 
Ulster, to ye northwest of the mill lot, also a house lot in 
Kingstowne, laid out for Corneilus Hogaboom, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 122 

July 7. Description of a survey of 290 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Round out kill, being known by 
the name of Mumbackus, in ye county of Ulster, laid out 
for Leonard Beckwith, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 123 

July 9. Petition of William Beekly, for a license to some 
surveyor, to lay out in order, for confirmation, a neck of 
land, beginning at a certain spring, being to the south of 
Crab island, and so running from New Harlem river east 
to a small brooke which separates the said neck from 
Daniell Turnerr's land, 124 

July 13. Petition of Tierck Claus Dewitt, in relation to a 
parcel of land containing 100 acres, which lies near his 
land on ye Esopus creek, in the county of Ulster, for 
which Waldron Demunt has procured a grant, (see page 
117,) 125 

July 30. Description of a survey of 80 acres of wood land, 
lying upon the east end of Staten Island, beginning upon 



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1685. the bank by the water side ; laid out for Daniel Kelly, by 

Phillip Welles, surveyor, 120 

August 6. Description of a survey of a tract of land lying 
upon the north side of Long Island, within the township 
of Oysterbay, in Queens county, and known by the name 
of Matinicock, together with the eastermost island and 
the meadow adjoining, containing in all 1054 acres; laid 
out for Col. Lewis Morris, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. 127 

Aug. 10. Description of a survey of a certain neck of land 
lying upon the main and joining upon Harlem river, be- 
ginning at a certain spring to the south of Crabb Island, 
containing 184£ acres; laid out for William Bickley, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, (see page 124,) 128 

Aug. 24. Description of a survey of 618 acres of land, lying 
in the township of Hempsted, on the northwest of the 
plaines in Queens county, laid out for Thomas Dongan, 
by Phillip Welles, suiweyor, 129 

Aug. 26. Description of a survey of 837 acres of land, lying 
upon Long Island in Queens county, being part within 
the township of Hempsted, and part within the township 
of Flushing, and lying to the southeast of the little neck 
or Cornbery, laid out for Richard Cornwell, senior, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, 130 

Aug. 27. Description of a survey of 280 acres of land lying 
within the township of Hempsted upon the south side 
of the plaines, and known by the name of Boskabell, on 
Long Island, laid out for John Spragg, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, 131 

Sept. 10. Petition of Henry Filkin, for a license to purchase 
a certain small neck of land containing 500 acres or there- 
abouts, lying upon Long Island, at a place called Mattini- 
cock, within the bounds of Oysterbay, 132 

Sept. 29. Description of a survey of 640 acres, " being a mile 
square of land, lying upon the main, being part of an 
ainchant pattent belonging to Yonker Van Donck, and 
bounded to the south, west and north by the land of Fred- 
erick Phillips and John DelavalPs land of the Yonkers, 
and to the east by Bronkes river," laid out for Ebenezer 
Jones and others, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 133 

Oct. 1. Petition of Derrick Johnson Hogland, in relation to 
a certain parcel of land in the town of Flatbush, in Kings 
county, now wrongfully detained from him by one Peter 
Lott, , 134 

Oct. 15. Petition of Jane Rider, widow and relict of John 
Rider, deceased, praying a patent of confirmation for a 
certain farm at Maspeth kill, made over to her by her 
husband in his lifetime, 135 

Oct. 15. Petition of Henry Taylor, for a warrant to lay out 
200 acres of the unappropriated land in the town of Flush- 
ing, in Queens county, being his proportion as an inhabi- 
tant of said town, 135 

Oct. 22. Petition of Peter Schuyler, of Albany, praying a 
patent for 800 acres of land near the New England path, 



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Page. 
1685. being butted and bounded as follows : beginning from the 
bounds of John Browne, where three white oake trees are 
marked, lying upon the small creek to the south of Pom- 
ponick, called by the Indians Kenaghtiquak, and runs to 
the great Kinderhooks creek, 136 

Oct. 22. Petition of Jaspar Smith, of Flushing, upon Long 
Island, praying a warrant of survey, for his proportion 
of the lands of that town, 137 

Oct. 22. Petition of John Tuder, Wm, Merritt and Henry 
ffilkin, praying a license to purchase a certain parcel of 
land, lying part within the bounds of Oysterbay and part 
within the bounds of Hempsted in Queens county, on 
Long Island, 137 

Oct. 22. Petition of John Lawrence, of the city of New 
York, praying a warrant to survey 300 acres of land in 
the bounds of Flushing (L. I.,) to be added to what he 
already possesses, 138 

Oct 28. Petition of James Lloyd, praying a patent for Horse 
Neck, in Queens county, on Long Island, and that the same 
may be for the future called Queen's Village, 139 

Oct. 29. Petition of John Palmer, praying that the time lim- 
ited, in the license under which he purchased the tract of 
land, on the south side of Long Island, known as Rocka- 
way, be prolonged for 8 days, and that Nathaniel Pearsall 
be ordered to appear in the mean time, and show cause 
why a patent should not be granted for the same, 140 

Nov. 3. Reasons given, by Nathaniel Pearsall, of Hempstead, 
why Capt. John Parmer should not have a patent for any 
land at Rockaway, 140 

Nov. 6. Petition of Arien Tuenissen for a license to pur- 
chase 600 acres of land lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river, in Dutchess county, bounded on the north by ye 
land of Robert Sanders, and on the south by the land of 
Severen Tenhout, 141 

Petition of Andrew Gibb, of Seatalcott, for a license to pur- 
chase 200 acres of land within the bounds of that town,. . 141 

Nov. 17. Petition of Andrew Gibb, of Seatalcott, for the 
allowance of six weeks' longer time for completing the 
purchase of the land mentioned in the foregoing petition, 142 

Nov. 20. Petition of Thomas Higby, of Huntington, in 

behalf of himself and others, for a license to purchase, 

for each of them, out of the vacant land, in that town, 

■ the quantity of 20 acres of meadow ground, and fifty 

acres of upland, 143 

Dec. 4. Petition of John West, for license, to take up 500 
acres of vacant and unappropriated land, within the towns 
of West and Eastchester, or either of them, 144 

Dec. 11. Petition of Patrick Magregorie for a warrant to 
take up a tract of land, which lies vacant and unappro- 
priated, within the bounds of Billop's Point, on Straitine 
Island, over and above what is contained in Capt. Billop's 
■ patent, 145 

Dec. 16. Description of a survey of the northeast side of Wall 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 37 

Pago. 

1685. street, in the city of New York, by Leo: Beckwith, dq> 
uty surveyor, „ 145 

Warrant to Phillip Welles to survey and lay out the land 
possessed by Joseph Hadley of the Younkers, in order for 
a patent, 146 

Dec. 17. Petition of Daniell Whitehead, of Jamaica, for a 
grant of 2 or 300 acres of vacant land. [Endorsed, granted, 
provided it be to the eastward of Hempstead, and not 
already purchased from the Indians], 14G 

1686. Jan. 7. Petition of Andrew Gibbs, in relation to the caveat 

entered by the inhabitants of Seatalcott, against granting 
the 50 acres of land purchased by him, upon Little Neck, 
on the north side of Long Island, within tne bounds of 
that town, 147 

Feb. 10. Description of a survey of a tract of land contain- 
ing 360 acres lying on the northeast side of Staten Island 
beginning by the water side against Cunstables hook, 
and. bounded on the north by the Kill van Cull, likewise 
a stream of water with liberty to make a dam and build 
a mill with the ground adjacent to the said stream, con- 
taining 56 acres and 40 acres of meadow, laid out for 
Phillip Welles, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 148 

Feb. 18. Petition of Phillip Phillipson of the city of New 
York, for a longer time than that limited in his license 
for the purchase of a tract of land upon Hudson's river 
north of the land of his father, Mr. Frederick Phillips, 
reaching to Kertawen creek, and by the Indians called 
Sink Sinck, which is to run upon an east line to Bronckx 
river and the northerly bounds to be Kertawen creek,. . 149 

March 8. Petition of Richard Cornall and others in behalf 
of themselves and the rest of the antient inhabitants of 
ye town of Flushing, in relation to the encroachments 
upon their just rights by new patentees, 150 

March 10. Description of a survey of 161 acres of land 
lying upon Long Neck in the county of Richmond, laid 
out for Andrew Cannon, by Phillip Welles, surveyor,. . . 151 

March 11. Petition of David Scudder and Robt. Arther, in 
relation to the purchase of a home lot, which was Wm. 
Brotherton's, with four score and ten acres adjoining to 
it and seven acres and a half of sunken meadow and five 
acres of creek thatch, bordering on Nessequack river,. . . 151 

March 11. Petition of John Tuder for an order to take up 
300 acres of vacant land within the limits of East and 
West Chester, 152 

March 11. Petition of John Ferris and others, the inhabi- 
tants of West Chester, in relation to the grant of 500 
acres of land to John West, praying that the same may 
be revoked, 153 

March 11. Description of a survey of 161 acres of land 
lying upon the point of Long Neck in the county of Rich- 
mond, laid out for John Garrats De Muff, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 153 



38 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ii. 

Page. 
1G86. March 15. Answer of Jonathan Wright and others in be- 
half of the freeholders and inhabitants of Flushing to 
the petition of Tho : Willet and others, 154 

March 18. Petition of John Tuder for an order to take up a 
parcel of vacant land lying adjacent to the purchase line 
of Newtown and on the back side of the land of the 
Povre Bowrey and Thomas Lawrence's and others on 
Long Island, and a warrant to survey the same in order 
to a confirmation by patent, 155 

March 25. Petition of Henry ffilken for liberty to take up a 
small tract of land lying in the bounds of New Towne, 
adjacent to the lands of Thomas Wandall, and a warrant 
to survey the same, (2 copies,) 155 

March 25. Petition of James Lerkan for a license to pur- 
chase a certain tract of t land in Queens county on Long 
Island, called by the Indians, Masopike, 156 

March 25. Petition of Richard Gibbs, of Long Island, for a 
grant of a certain piece of vacant land, containing about 
half an acre, lying next to the land of the petitioner, and 
for a warrant to survey the same in order for confirma- 
tion by patent, 157 

March 25. Petition of Jacob Lookerman, of Albany, for a 
license to purchase a certain piece of ground, lying 
between Cattskill and Sagers kill, on a creek called Caters 
creek, containing about 150 morgans, 157 

April 1. Petition of Phillip Schuyler, for a license to purchase 
a certain piece of wood land, lying upon ye west side of 
a creek or kill that runs in Hudson's river, being on ye 
east side thereof, and there commonly known by ye name 
of Roelotf Johnson's kill, which said land is called by ye 
Indians Quasighkook, and contains, with the vleys or 
marshes lying thereabouts, about 200 acres, 158 

April 4. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying 
upon both sides of the Walls river, of the New Pauls, 
beginning on the east side of the river, and at the south 
end of a small island, in the river, at the mouth of the 
river Chauwangung, in the county of Ulster, laid out for 
James Graham and John Delavall, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 159 

April 5. Description of a survey of a tract of land, contain- 
ing 85 acres, lying upon the north side of the Esopus kill, 
within the limits of Hurly, in the comity of Ulster, and 
known by the name of the " old bourey," laid out for 
Garrat Cornelias, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] (2 coynes,) 160 

April 7. Petition of the overseers of ye poore, for the towne 
of Easthampton, on Long Island, in relation to the lot of 
land, formerly given by them to Thomas Squier, a lunatic, 
since deceased, 161 

April 9. Description of a survey of a fny or meadow ground, 
upon the great Binwater, lying to the northeast of Kings- 
town, in the county of Ulster, containing about 38 acres, 



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Page. 
1680. laid out for Henry Clavson and Yochum Englebcrt Van 

Naunam, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] . . 1G2 

April 10. Description of a survey of 69 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Esopus kill, within the limits of 
Hurley, in the county of Ulster, laid out for John Ham- 
mell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 162 

April 11. Petition of William Bickley, praying a patent for 
a certain neck of land, lying upon ye main, joining upon 
Harlem river, 163 

April 12. Description of a survey of 19 acres of land, lying 
within the limits of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, laid 
out for John Ewenson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 163 

[No date.] Petition of Andrew Brown, for a license, to pur- 
chase a certain tract of land, of about the quantity of 
500 acres, lying to the westward of Albany, and known, 
by the Indians, by the name of Schohare, 164 

[No date.] Petition of Edward Griffin, on behalf of his son, 
John Griffin, in relation to his proportion of the common 
lands in the town of Flushing, 164 

[No date.] Petition of Elias Doughty, for a warrant to lay 
out the quantity of 300 acres of land, in the town of 
Vlusheing, on Long Island, in order to the obtaining a legal 
right for the same, 165 

April 13. Description of a survey of 200 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of the Esopus kill, within the limits 
of Marbletown, in the county of Ulster, laid out for John 
Jost, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 166 

April 13. Description of a survey of 158 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of Esopus kill within the limits of 
Marble in the county of Ulster, laid out for Gisbert Cvom, 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 166 

April 13. Description of a survey of two parcels of land, 
lying on the south side of the Esopus kill, or river, one 
lying entirely in Marbletown, the other being part within 
Hurley and part within Marble, containing, together, 69 
acres, laid out for Garrat Gisbertson, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, 167 

April 15. Petition of John Delaval and others, for a license 
to purchase a tract of land, lying on Long Island, to ye 
eastward of ye towne of Easthampton, commonly called 
and known by the name of Montauk, 168 

April 15. Petition of Tashanisk, an Indian, in behalf of him- 
self and other Indians concerned, in relation to the 
encroachments of the inhabitants of Brookhaven, upon 
their lands to the westward of East Conecticutt, 169 

April 15. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land, 
known by the name of Primaker's land, lying upon Esopus 
kill, within the limits of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, 
together with other lands in the same vicinity, containing 
in all, about 321 acres, laid out for Venike Rosen, by Ro : 
Falertown, [with draught,] 169 



40 LAND PAPERS. [vol. n. 

Page. 

1686. April 20. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, within the bounds of Marbletown, upon 
the south side of the Esopus kill, touching a hill called 
the Calibar, laid out for William Johnson, by Ro : Fuler- 
town, [with draught,] 170 

April 23. Description of a survey of 300 acres of land, lying 
upon Hudson's river, to the northwest of Maudlin's Island, 
within the limits of Kingstown, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for William Haines, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 171 

April 23. Description of a survey of two lots of land, con- 
taining, in all, about 130 acres, lying on the south side of 
Esopus kill, within the limits of Marbletown, in the county 
of Ulster, laid out for John Coke, by Ro : Fulertown, 
[with draught,] 172 

April 26. Description of a survey of a lot of land, containing 
about 169 acres, lying on the north side of Esopus river, 
within the limits of Marbletown, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for Henrik Cornelius Bogart, by Ro : Fulertown, 
[with draught,] 173 

April 26. Description of sundry tracts of land, (in all 196 
acres,) lying on the south side of Esopus kill, within the 
limits of the town of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, 
adjoining the Mother kill, on the west, laid out for Derick 
Skipmouse, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 173 

April 27. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land, 
by the Round out kill, within the limits of Kingstown, in 
the county of Ulster, and known by the name of ye 
Plain Field, together with swamp land, amounting in all 
to 144 acres, laid out for Thomas Chambers, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 174 

April 27. Description of a survey of three pieces of land, 
containing in all about 90 acres, lying in the county 
of Ulster, within the bounds of Marbletown, laid out 
for John Bigges, by Ro : Fulertown, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 1 74 

April 28. Description of a survey of 8 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, within the limits of Kingstown ; also a 
house lot lying upon ye west street in Kingstown ; also 
out for Jacob Aretson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 175 

Description of a survey of 3 acres of land, lying without 
Kingstown, in the county of Ulster, westward by ye 
mill pond, laid out for Jacobus Elmindorp, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, 175 

April 29. Petition of John Knight, to be allowed additional 
time in the purchase of a certain tract of land, on the 
Roundout kill, in the county of Ulster, 175 

May 1. Description of a survey of 47 acres of land, lying 
upon the north side of Esopus kill, within the limits of 
Kingstown, in the county of Ulster, together with an 
island called Pearl island, lying to the north-east of the 
same, containing about 21 acres, laid out for William 
Legg, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 176 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 41 

Pago. 
1086. Description of a survey of 600 acres of land, lying upon 
Hudson's river, to the northward of Callicoone Hooke, 
within the limits of Kingstown, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for John Tyson and company, by Phillip Welles, 
surveyor, [with draught,] 1 76 

May 3. Description of a survey of about 87 acres of land, 
lying within the limits of Kingstown, in the county of 
Ulster, upon the north side of Esopus kill, and fronts 
upon ye Platte kill, laid out for Peter Whinny, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 177 

May 4. Description of a survey of 201 acres of land, lying 
in the county of Ulster, about two miles southward from 
Kingstown, laid out for Cornelius Slight and Cornelius 
Hoghboom, by Ro : Fulertown, [with draught,] 177 

May 4. Description of a survey of 54 acres of swamp, lying 
within the limits of Kingstown, in the county of Ulster ; 
likewise about 7 acres of land, lying in ye valley, to 
the eastward of the southeast gate, in Kingstown, laid 
out for John Tyson, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 178 

May 4. Description of a survey of 100 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of Esopus kill, within the limits of 
Kingstown, in the county of Ulster, beginning at ye 
falls, laid out for Arian Tunisson, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 179 

May 4. Description of a survey of 25 acres of land, lying at 
the Green kill head, in the bounds of Hurley, in the 
county of Ulster; also 6 acres on the upland, by the 
wagon path, on the south side of the Esopus creek, laid 
out for Cors Elmdorp, by Ro : Fulertown, 179 

May 4. Description of a survey of about 216 acres of land, 
lying upon Esopus kill, within the limits of Kingstowne, 
in the county of Ulster, laid out for Hendricke Alburts, 
by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 180 

May 4. Description of a survey of 27 acres of land, lying in 
the county of Ulster, on the east side of the Klyn fly, on 
the west side of the town of Kingston, together with a 
garden lot, at Kingston, containing 5 acres, and a piece of 
wood land, lying on the south side of the Esopus creek, 
near Kingston, containing 25 acres, laid out for Girth 
Artson, by Ro : Fulertown, surveyor, 181 

May 7. Description of a survey of about 442 acres of land, 
lying in the county of Ulster, at the mouth of Esopus kill, 
being a part of the tract called the Sagiers, laid out for 
Geo. Meales and others, by Ro : Fulertown, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 182 

May 7. Description of a survey of 252 acres of land, lying 
about three miles westward from the mouth of Esopus 
creek, in the county of Ulster, beginning at the side of a 
run called the Beaver kill, being a part of the tract called 
Sagiers, laid out for George Mealls and others, by Ro : 
Fulertown, [with draught,] 182 

May 8. Description of a survey of 300 acres of land, lying 
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42 LAND PAPERS. [vol. h. 

Page. 
1686. in the county of Ulster, northward from the mouth of 
Esopus creek, being a part of the tract called Sagiers, laid 
out for George Mealls and others, by Ro : Fulertown, 
[with draught,] 183 

May 8. Description of a survey of 201 acres of land, lying 
in the county of Ulster, crossing the run called Sawyer's 
kill, about a mile northwest from the mouth of Esopus 
creek, being a part of the tract called Sagiers, laid out for 
George Mealls and others, by Ro: Fulertown, [with 
draught,] 184 

May 14. Description of a survey of 797 acres of land, lying 
in the county of Ulster, on the west side of Hudson's 
river, in the neighborhood of Wanton Island, (Saiifjerties,) 
laid out by Ro : Fulertown, for himself, [with draught,] . . 184 

May 24. Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying 
upon the south side of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, 
laid out for Edward Antall, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 
[with draught,] 185 

Description of a survey of 80 acres of land, lying upon the 
south side of the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out 
for Edward ■ , 185 

May 28. Description of a survey of a lot of land, containing 
about 63 acres, being part of Hurley great piece, lying on 
the north side of Esopus kill, within the limits of the 
town of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, laid out for 
Matthew Blanjohn, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 186 

May 28. Description of a survey of a house lot in Kingstown, 
in the county of Ulster, on ye north side of the Bridge 
street, together with another small lot, without Kings- 
town, by the mill, laid out for Matice Slight, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 187 

May 28. Description of a survey of 47 acres of land, being 
part of Hurly great piece, lying upon the north side of 
Esopus kill, within the limits of Hurly, in the county of 
Ulster ; likewise a house lot in the same town, and two 
lots of Hurley fly, or meadow ground, known as Nos. 1 1 
and 13; laid out for Rowlife Swartwood, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 187 

May 31. Description of a survey of a lot of land, containing 
about 64 acres, lying upon ye north side of Esopus kill, 
within the limits of Marble towne, in the county of Ulster, 
laid out for Tho : Vandemarke, by Phillip Welles, [with 
draught,] 188 

June 3. Description of a house lot, in the Church street, in 
Kingstowne, in ye county of Ulster, laid out for Mart 

Hufman, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 188 

May 7. Description of a survey of sundry lots and pieces of 
land, lying within the limits of Hurley, in the county of 
Ulster, and containing, in all, about 35 acres, laid out for 
John Elta, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 189 

June 8. Description of a survey of 100 acres, lying on both 
sides of the Mother kill, and known by the name of Ot- 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 43 

Page. 
168G. ford, being within the limits of Kingstown, in the county 
of Ulster, laid out for John Hall, by Phillip Welles, sur- 
veyor, [with draught,] 189 

June 15. Petition of William White and other inhabitants 
of the town of Jamaica, on Long Island, for an order to 
require Daniel Whitehead to appear and answer their 
complaint, 190 

June 16. Description of a survey of 400 acres of land, lying 
upon Hudson's river, within the limits of Kingstowne, in 
the county of Ulster, laid out for John Spragg, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 191 

July 7. Petition of Jacob Dayton and others, inhabitants of 
the town of Easthampton, on Long Island, for their pro- 
portion of the lands of said town, 192 

July 7. Petition of Thomas. Tallmage and others, the inhabi- 
tants of Easthampton, upon Long Island, in relation to 
persons who have petitioned for some part of their lands 
without the knowledge of the town, 193 

July 29. Order in council upon the petition of Jacob Dayton 
and others, for land in Easthampton, {see page 192,) 194 

August 16. Petition of John Hendrix Bruyns, praying a 
patent for a tract of land purchased, by him, from the Indi- 
ans, and lying on Kinderhook creek, adjacent to the lands 
patented to him by Governors Nicolls and Lovelace,. ... 195 

License to Minnie Johannes, to purchase a tract of land, con- 
taining about 300 acres, lying behind his farm, at the 
Haverstraw, in the county of Orange, 196 

License to Hendrick Kuyler, to purchase a certain piece of 
land called Adorguta, near to Clausgrowen hook, in the 
neighborhood of Schenechteda, containing about 30 acres 
of lowland and 50 acres of upland, 196 

Sept. 1. Petition of Hendrick Kyler, of Albany, for a license 
to purchase a certain piece of land called Clausgraven 
hook, near Scheneghteda, containing about 30 acres of low 
land and 50 acres of upland, 197 

Sept. 30. Petition of John Tuder, in relation to the patent of 
William Hollet, the east line of which encroaches upon 
the land granted him upon Long Island, adjoining to 
Newtown purchase, 198 

Oct. 18. Description of a survey of 200 acres of land, lying 
at Cow neck, upon Long Island, laid out for Richard 
Cornwell, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,]. . 199 

Oct. 18. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying 
at Cow neck, upon Long Island, laid out for Thomas 
Hicks, senr., by Leonard Beckwith, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 199 

[No date.] Petition of Lord Neil Campbell, for a license to 
purchase a certain tract of land, adjacent to the land of 
Stephanus Cortlandt, and Jacob Decoy, upon the east 
side of Hudson's river, within the Highlands, designing 
to bring a considerable number of servants from England, 200 

Oct. 18. Description of a survey of 100 acres of land, lying 



44 LAND PAPERS. . [vol. ii. 

Pago. 

1686. at Cow neck, upon Long Island, laid out for Mr. Elly 
Dowty, Bern*., by Leonard. Beckwith, [with draught,]... 201 

[No dale] Petition of Gerrit Claessen, in relation to part of 
the land on Staten Island, patented by Gov. Andross, to 
his father, Claes Arentse, which Phillip Welles has taken 
and unjustly detains from the petitioner, 201 

Oct. 18. Description of a survey of 100 acres of land, lying 
at Cow neck, upon Long Island, laid out for John 
Cornwell, seur., by Leonard Beckwith, surveyor, [with 
draught,]. 202 

[No date.] Petition of Peter Jansen Staets, in relation to the 
encroachments of Gerret Claesen, upon his land in Rich- 
mond county, 202 

Dec. 2. Petition of Obediah Holmes, for a warrant to survey 
and lay out a certain piece of land lying in the county of 
Richmond, adjoining to the land of the petitioner, upon 
the head of Tyson's creek, 203 

Dec. 9. Description of a survey of two pieces of my or 
meadow ground, containing in all 89 acres, lying to the 
north of Kingstowne, in ye county of Ulster, laid out at 
the request of Win. Demyre, by Leonard Beckwith, [with 
draught,] 204 

Dec. 13. Patent of confirmation to John Cornwell, for 100 
acres of land, on Cow neck, upon Long Island, (see p. 
202,) 204 

1687. Jan. 1. Minutes of a town meeting, held in Westchester, in 

relation to the boimds of that town, and the patents of 
Tho : Bodient, Tho : Hunt, senr., Tho : Willet and others, 205 

Jan. 6. Draught of a patent to William Richardson and 
others, trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the 
town of Westchester, 206 

Jan. 13. Petition of Robert Arthur and Daniel Scudder, of 
Smithston, in the county of Suffolk, a grant of several 
islands in the Drowned meadows and creek thatch, in 
Nisequaugh river, 207 

[No date.] Petition of Andrew Gibb, of Brookshaven, 
praying a patent for two small islands of creeke thatch 
meadow, in the Rassepegue bay, the first being the 
second island from the harbor's mouth, to the northwest- 
ward of Stony brook, and the other next adjacent to the 
northwestward, also containing betwixt them both the 
quantity of 20 acres or thereabouts, 207 

Jan. 17. Description of a survey of 5,100 acres of land, 
lying upon Staten Island, on the Kill van Kull, together 
with the great island of salt meadow, near the Fresh 
kill, and opposite to Long neck, laid out for John 
Palmer, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, 208 

Jan. 20. Description of a survey of 410 acres of land, in the 
by the Indian name of Chauwaugung, in the 
county of Ulster, laid out for Thomas Loycle, by Phillip 
Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 209 

Jan. 28. Description of a survey of 1,600 acres of land, lying 
upon ye west end of Staten Island, beginning upon the 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 45 

Pago. 
1687. north side of a certain creek opposite to the land of 
Gabriel Manuealle, crossing said creek, and so running 
by the main river to the bay, laid out for Christopher 
Billip, by Phillip Welles, surveyor, [with draught,] 
(Bentley's Manor,) 210 

Feb. 22. Deed from Lucas Santon to William Smith, of New 
York, of all his right, title and interest in and to a tract of 
land purchased in company with John Spragg and others, 
from the Indians, and known by the name of Westen- 
hook, (Columbia county,) 211 

March 5. Description of a survey of a house lot in Kings- 
towne, containing about 10 acres, laid out at the request 
of Henry Denyke, by Leonard Beckwith, surveyor, [with 
draught,] 212 

March 5. Description of a survey of 340 acres of land, 
lying upon the east end of Staten Island, bounded on the 
north by the Kill van Kull, and known by the name of 
Loulace's Farnie, laid out for Capt. Thomas Loulace, by 
Phillip Welles, surveyor, 213 

July 6. Description of a survey of several small pieces of 
salt meadow, on the northwest side of Staten Island, near 
the Fresh kills, beginning at the southermost branch of 
the Fresh kill, where it joins the sound ; thence south- 
ward to Jacob de Muffes his creek, including a peninsula 
of meadow called Edsall's island, laid out for Christopher 

Billip, by Ro : Fulerton, 213 

1691. Nov. 9. Description of a survey of a due south line, from 
the head of Mattagaretts bay (Queens county,) to 
Hungry Harbour, over Rockaway river, to the sea or 

ocean, Aug: Graham, surveyor, [with draught,] 214 

1693. March 30. Indian deed to Lawrence, Frans and John 
Wessells, Aert Albertsen and Ryn Johnson, of a certain 
piece of ground in Hudson's river, at a high, rocky place, 
called ye Verdrietige hook, containing about 3 or 4 
morgens, whereupon are several oyster shells, 215 

May 16. Draught of two parcels of land, one containing 105, 
the other 25, lying on the west side of Sopus creek, laid 
out for Hendrick Cornelius Bogard, by August : Graham, 
surveyor, 215 

July 31. Draught of a certain range of lots, lying along 
the Kill van Kull, being part of the late Gov : Lovelace's 
estate, now belonging to Gerritt Crouze, Gerritt Vick and 
Phillip Wells. Aug : Graham, surveyor, 216 

July 31. Description of a survey of the last mentioned lots 
belonging to Gerritt Grouse, Peter Johnson, and Gerritt 
Vicks, lying upon Staten Island, near the land of Coll. 
Dongan, 216 

Sept. 25. Description of a survey of 400 acres, or thereabouts, 
of land, lying at Unquetague, on the south side of Long 
Island, in the county of Suffolk, being two necks of land, 
called by ye names of Marigies and Namanock, laid out 
for Thomas Willett, and Henry Taylor, by Aug : Graham, 
surveyor, 217 



46 LAND PAPERS. [vol. n. 



169.3. Sept. 30. Description of a survey of land, lying on the south 
side of Long Island, in ye county of Suffolk, bounded 
west by East Connecticut river and Yaphanck creek, north 
by the country road, east by a line striking the head of the 
Mastick river, and running south to the Sinckes river, near 
the sea, including Punecatane and Hog necks, together 
with a tract of beach meadow, along the south side of the 
island, (24 miles from east to west) with all the islands in 
the bay, from Huntington east gutt, to Cupchauge, being 
the western bounds of Southampton, and south by Setauck 
neck, (St. George's Manor,) [with draught,] 21 Y 

Dec. 14. Description of a survey of 3 pieces of land, contain- 
ing, in all, about 160 acres, lying near the great kill, upon 
Staten Island, laid out for Isaac Billiew, by Aug: Graham, 

surveyor, . 218 

1695. July 24. Description of a survey of 20 acres of land, lying 
at the Fresh kill, on Staten Island, laid out for William 
Barker, by Aug: Graham, surveyor, [with draught,]. ... 219 

August 4. Description of a survey of 40 acres of land, laid 
out for William Barker, lying in the rear of his present 
plantation, on Staten Island, Aug: Graham, surveyor, . . . 219 

August 8. Statement of Aug: Graham, surveyor, in relation 
to his being interrupted in making a survey of 12 acres 
of salt, and 8 acres of fresh meadow, on Staten Island, 
for Arent Praell, pursuant to the Governor's warrant, . . . 220 

Dec. 4. Statement of Aug : Graham, in relation to his being 
interrupted in surveying the eastermost bounds of the 
land at Momoranack, belonging to Ann Richbell, relict 

of John Richbell, deceased, [with draught,] 220 

1695. Jan. 9. Draught, demonstrating how the townes of Newtown, 
Brooklyn, Bostwick and Flatbush do interfere, laid down 
by Aug : Graham, surveyor, 220 

Jan. 10. Description of a survey of 160 acres of land, lying 
upon Long neck, upon Staten Island; also 120 aci'es lying 
on the south side of Hobart's plantation, at a certain 
ready cove, and 35 acres of meadow, on the north side 
of the Fresh kill, laid out for Arent Praall, by Aug : Gra- 
ham, surveyor, [with draught,] 221 

March 29. Petition of Gritie Vrooman, wife of Akus Cor- 
nelisse Van Slyck, deceased, for an island in the Mohawk 
river, above Schenectady, 221 

June 20. Petition of Lucas Van Tienhoven and others, for a 
warrant to the surveyor general, to survey a tract of land 
in the county of Orange, recently purchased, by them, 
from the Indians, 222 

June 23. Petition of Tobias Stoutenberg, for a confirmation 
of his patent for a lot of ground, in Broadway, in the city 
of New York, 222 

July 25. Description of a survey of a tract of vacant land, 
in Orange county, containing about 100,000 acres, begin- 
ning at a tree, marked by the Indians, and running to a 
certain hill called the Thome, said to be the bounds of 
Haverstraw, thence W. N. West, to the blew hills, and 



vol. n.] LAND PAPERS. 47 

Pago. 
1695. so by the said hills and Acquekcnon creek to the south . 
bounds of this province, thence to DeMeres's kill, and 
along the same to the place of beginning, purchased by 
Luycas Tienhoven and John Cornelius, Aug: Graham, 
surveyor, 223 

Oct. 1. Petition of Thomas Noxon, for a grant of about 200 
acres of land, lying behind Marbletown, in the county of 
Ulster, 223 

Nov. 21. Petition of Samuell Bayard, Arent Schuyler and 
company, for leave to purchase, of the Indians, a tract of 
land, lying within the bounds of Orange county, and 

known by the name of Ramepog,.. 224 

1690. Jan. 9. Petition of Jacob Rutse and others, of the county of 
Ulster, and Dan Honan and others, of the city of New 
York, praying leave to purchase from the Menissing Indi- 
ans, the land called Great and Small Menissing, in the 
time of three years, 224 

Feb. 20. License from Gov. Fletcher to Caleb Heathcote and 
Augustine Graham, to purchase vacant land on Hudson's 
river, from the Indians, , 224 

[No date.] Petition of William and Jarvais Marshall, 

praying confirmation, by letters patent, of a purchase, 
from the Indians, of lands in Orange county, known by 
the name of Quesbell, 225 

April 2. Deed, from two Indian women, to the children of 
Nicholas Anthony, for a tract of land, lying to the south 
of Rondout kill, in the county of Ulster, 226 

[No date.] Petition of John Brundage for leave to purchase 
a tract of land, containing about 400 acres, lying upon 
Biram river, in the county of Westchester, at the dist- 
ance of fourteen miles from the sound, 226 

Petition of Nicholas Bayard to have his lands, in the city and 
province of New York, confirmed to him, by letters patent, 226 

April 16. Petition of John Cuyler, for a patent, for sundry 
pieces of land, lying at a place called the Long Reach, 
opposite Wappinger's creek, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, and at the Dans Kamer, 227 

Petition of Henry Beeckman, for a patent, for land, in 
Dutchess county, lying opposite Esopus creek, and known 
by the name of Sepeskenot, 227 

May 18. Resolution of a town meeting, at Flushing, (L. I.,) 
for the settlement of the differences and controversies 
relating to the common land of that town, 228 

May 21. Description of a survey of 930 acres of land, lying 
at the Gowanos, on Long Island, for Adrian Bennet, by 
Aug: Graham, surveyor, 228 

May 21. Description of a survey of a lot of land, lying at 
the Gowanos, on Long Island, for Adrian Bennett, by 
Aug : Graham, surveyor, [with draught,] 228 

[No date.] Description of a survey of ye land in possession 
of Hendrick Ten Eyck, and ye land or island of Mattas- 
sink (Rockland co.,) surveyed at the request of Mr. 
Lancaster Symes, by Pieter Corteljou, [with draught,].. 229 



48 LAND PAPERS. [vol. n. 

169G. June 15. Bounds of the patent of Daniel Honan and Michael 
Harclon, known by the name of Kackyacktewacke, on a 
neck called Shemiewack or Pesqua, which runs under a 
great hill, from whence is continued a direct course to 
a barren plain, called Wesegroraep, until this plain bears 
south ; thence S.S.E., to a falling into David Demere's 
creek, south of the land called Waranshau (Orangetown, 
Rockland co.,) 229 

June 17. Description of 100 acres of vacant land, adjoining 
Arent Praell's land, on Long neck (Staten Island,) laid 
out for Nathaniell Brittain, by Aug : Graham, surveyor, . 230 

June 19. Description of a survey of 121 acres of land, on 
Long neck (Staten Island,) laid out for Abraham Lake- 
man, by Aug : Graham, surveyor, 230 

[No date.] *Description of a survey of Jan Tunissen's valley, 
on the Kill van Kull (Staten Island,) amounting to 24 
acres. Pieter Corteljon, surveyor, 230 

[No date.] *Description of a survey of 56 acres, adjoining 
the preceding, beginning at a point called the Church- 
yard, and proceeding to the Great neck point, 230 

Petition of Samuell Bayard, for four Indian fields, lying 
vacand and unappropriated in Orange county, known by 
the names Wieremins, Peskeck, Gomagkie and Nara- 
sonk, being part of Luycas Tienhoven's Indian purchase, 231 

Oct. 15. Description of a survey of a lot of vacant land upon 
Staten Island, lying in the rear of Abraham's Lakeman's 
lot ; also a gore of land comprehended between the rear 
of Barker's farm and the front line of Abraham Marlett, 
comprising in all 82 acres, laid out for William Barker, 
by Aug : Graham, surveyor, 231 

Nov. 2. Petition of Col. Stephen Cortlandt and Jacques 
Pullion, for the vacant land in the rear of their lots, on 
Staten Island, 232 

Nov. 18. Description of a survey of a lot of land lying on 
the west side of the King's garden, in the city of New 
York, laid out for Caleb Heathcote, by Aug: Graham, 

surveyor, 232 

1697. May 6. Description or a survey of a lot of land, on the west 
side of Staten Island, at Smoking point, containing 85 
acres, together with one acre of meadow, fronting the 
said land, and nine acres at the mouth of the Fresh kill, 



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over against Cedar point, laid out for John Lake and 
Joakim Gulick, 233 

May 6. Petition of Lewis Morris, for letters patent, for a lot 
of land, No. 5, lying in Queens county, about five miles 
north from Hempsted, on a certain tract of land called 
Mattinicock, abutting to Hempsted, 234 

May 7. Petition of Caleb Heathcote, Augus : Graham and 
others, for a tract of vacant land in Dutchess county, on 
the west line of Connecticut colony, 234 

May 14. Petition of Thomas Swartod and others, to have 
Jacob Rutsen and company restrained from unlawfully 
obstructing them in perfecting their title to 1,200 acres of 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 49 

Page. 
1697. land, lying at a certain place called by the Indians Wagh- 

gagkemek, 235 

May 16. Petition of Matthew Clarkson, for a patent for "a 
certain piece of ground in a certain street in the East ward 
in the city of New York, which runs along by the slip, 
which leads from that part of Queen's street, which is 
opposite to Maiden lane," 236 

May 19. Petition of Arent Schuyler, for a patent for a tract 
of land in Ulster county, 237 

May 20. Draught of Menissinck, 238 

May 27. Petition of Johannes Cuyler, for a hearing on his 
patent, concerning the objections by thereto, 
by Coll : Cortlandt and Coll : Schuyler, 239 

May 27. Petition of Joast Van Metren, for a tract of stoney 
woodland, lying within the bounds of Marbletown, in 
Ulster county, 240 

May 27. Petition of Thomas Egburse, for a patent, for a lot 
of land lying near the Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, 
containing about 80 acres, 241' 

[No date.] Petition of Stephen Cortlandt, to be confirmed 
in the possession of sundry lots of ground in the city of 
New York, and in the counties of Suffolk, Richmond and 
Kings, 242 

June 3. Petition of Humphrey Davenport, for a warrant of 
survey, for 150 acres of land, lying upon the Mumback- 
house kill, in Ulster county, 242 

June 14. Description of a survey of Phillips' patent, in Put- 
nam county, 243 

June 17. Petition of Samuell Bayard, praying a patent for 
land in Orange county, (the Indian fields,) 244 

June 1 7. Petition of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, for confirma- 
tion of three tracts of' land, the first lying upon the east 
side of Hudson's river, called Keghtawonck, the second 
lying at John Peake's creek, as far as the north side of a 
hill called Anthony's noose, the third lying in the same i 
neighborhood, and called Sackonck and Matightekonck, . 245 

June 17. Petition of Adolp Phillips, for a patent for a tract 
of land lying upon the east side of Hudson's river, in 
Dutchess county, 246 

June 17. Petition of Samuell Haight, for a patent for a tract 
of land in the town of Flushing, on Long Island, con- 
taining about 150 acres, 248 ' 

June 17. Petition of Mathias Blansan, praying a patent for 
100 acres of land, lying on the south of the Cale Bergh, 
in the limits of Marble towne, in the county of Ulster, . . 249 

June 17. Petition of Wm. Pinhorne, praying to be admitted 
a purchaser with Coll. Schuyler, Domine DalUus and 
others, in the purchase of a tract of land in the Mohaques 
country, lying upon the river 50 miles, and 2 miles on 
each side of the river, and for a patent for the same, 250 

July 22. Petition of John Harrison, Edward Whittox and 
others, for a patent for a certain tract of land purchased 

from the Indians, at Oysterbay, 251 

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50 LAND PAPERS. [vol. a. 

Page. 
1697. July 29. Petition of Richard Merrel, praying a grant of 
confirmation for a piece of land lying upon a place called 
Daniel's neck, in the county of Richmond, 252 

July 31. Petition of Peter Schuyler, William Pinhorne, 
Domine Dallius and others, praying a patent for a tract 
of land extending four miles on each side of the Mohawk 
river, 253 

Sept. (?) Petition of Henry flilkin, praying a license to pur- 
chase a tract of vacant land, lying on Hudson's river, . . . 254 

Sept. 28. Petition of Cornelius Clausen, praying a patent for 
sundry pieces of land in Orange county, 255 

Oct. 14. Petition of Peter Hendrix DeHans, praying a 
patent for a tract of vacant land, in Albany county, be- 
tween the Cohoes and Connestegioni, on the south side of 
Schenectady river, 256 

Oct. 14. Petition of William West, of the county of Ulster, 
praying a patent for a tract of land in that county, on 
which he has erected a corne mill ; also the vacant land 
adjoining said tract, the whole being bounded on the 
south and east by lands of Coll : Beekman, the Round 
out kill, and a direct line over the hills to the bounds of 
Hurley, 257 

Oct. 17. Petition of a survey of 24 acres of meadow, lying at 
Fresh kill, upon Staten Island, laid out in two parcels, for 
Thomas Codrington, by Aug: Graham, surveyor, 258 

Nov. 12. Petition of Rooloffe Swartwout, praying for 200 
acres of land, lying in Ulster county, being part of a tract 
of land called Waghgashkenck, 259 

Nov. 25. Warrant from Gov. Fletcher to Aug: Graham, 
surveyor general, to survey and lay out for Thomas Still- 
well, a tract of meadow land on Staten Island, 260 

Dec. 9. Petition of Peter Peterson & Co., owners of two lots 
of land, lying in the neighborhood of Capt. Cornelius 
Coursen's land, upon Staten Island, praying to be con- 
firmed in the possession of the same, and that 15 acres of 
meadow adjoining thereto may be shared between them, 261 

Petition of Hendrick Van Rensselaer, praying a license to 
purchase a tract of land, lying upon the east side of Hud- 
son's river, between the land of Eghbert Teunisse and the 
bounds of Saraghtoga, being in length upon the river 
about six miles, (Schaghticoke ?) 262 

[No elate.] Petition of Peter Mene and Anthony Tyce, pray- 
ing a grant for a tract of vacant land, on the south side of 
Staten Island, 263 

[No date.] Petition of Dorety Clarke, widow of Edward 
Clarke, setting forth her right and title by " ancient 
demise and prior patent, to a piece of meadow, on Staten 
Island, claimed and surveyed for John Tunisson," 264 

[No date.] Petition of Romeyn and others, inhabit- 
ants of New Yarsie, for license to purchase the four 
Indian fields, lying in Orange county, between Saddel 
river and Hackingsack, known by the names of Wier- 
emins, Peskeck, Gomagkie and Narrasonck, 265 



vol. ii.] LAND PAPERS. 51 

Pago. 
1697. [No date.] Petition of Jacob Codeber, Thomas Swartwout 
aud others, praying a patent for a tract of land in Ulster 
county, being part of a tract called Waghaghkemeck, .... 266 

[No date.] Petition of Hans Lawrence, of the county of 
Richmond, praying a warrant for a survey of a piece of 
land on Staten Island, containing about 40 acres ; to- 
gether with a small island of meadow, of about 2 acres, 
lying at the mouth of Oyster creek, for which he has a 
patent, 267 

[No date.] Petition of Egbert and Hendrick Schoonmaker, 
of Kingstowne, praying a grant for a tract of vacant 
land, about 600 acres, lying opposite to the high lands 
or thereabouts, being on both sides the Oudt mans kill 
or creek, having been formerly patented to Capt. Evans, 
but since broken by an act of generall assembly, (town 
of Marlbro, Ulster Co.,) 268 

[No date.] Petition of Severyn Tenhout, of Ulster county, 
praying a patent for a tract of land formerly granted to 
Capt. Evans, 269 

[No date.] Petition of Lucas Keerstede, Johannes Kipp and 
William Teller, in behalf of themselves and others, pray- 
ing a patent for a neck or point of land on the east side 
of the North or Hudson's river, over against the Verdre- 
da hook, commonly called by the name of Sleeper's haven, 
and by the Indians, Navish, the meadow being called 
Senasqua, bounded by a creek called and known by the 
name of Nannakans, (Tellers point, Westchester Co.,). . . 270 

1698. Oct. 23. Petition of Ryer Schermerhorn, in the behalf himself 

and others, the inhabitants of the town of Schanegtade, 
in the county of Albany, praying a new patent for said 
town, 271 

1699. July. Petition of Teunis Gysbertsen, of Kings county, pray- 

ing that the surveyor general may be ordered to run the 
lines between his land, at Breuckland, and the land of 
John Muserell, according to their patents, 272 

[No date.] Petition of Maudalena Rosekrans, widow, of the 
county of Ulster, praying a confirmation for lands granted 
to her husband in his lifetime, 273 

August 2. Petition of sundry Indians, on behalf of them- 
selves and their nation, praying that John Pell and Mr. 
Richbell may be ordered to satisfy the petitioners for 
sundry parcels of land, and that they may have more 
than was actually sold, sold unto them, 274 

Oct. 18. Petition of Bernardus Swartwout, on behalf of him- 
self and others, the owners of sundry lands at Waghah- 
kemeck, near Menissincks, complaining of ill-treatment by 
Indians, who are instigated to the same by Jacob Rutsen 
& Co., and praying that they may be protected in the 
peaceable enjoyment of their possessions, 275 

Dec. 14. Petition of Engelbert Lot and others, inhabitants 
of the town of Flatbush, on the island of Nassaw, pray- 
ing that Daniel Polhemus and others may be restrained 



52 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ii. 



1699. from laying out and inclosing the common land of said 
town, 275 

1700. April 19. Indian deed to Engeltie, wife of Step. Gasherie, of 

a tract of vacant land, lying in the county of Ulster, on 
the south side of the Rondout kill, at a small jun of 
water, to the west of the land of Rochsinck, called by the 
Indian name Wiggewappog ; thence along Rondout kill, 
to a small run of water called by the Indian name of 
Warraminninck, together with a certain fall named 

Sanchatisinck, adjoining unto said land, 276 

July 31. Report of the committee of grievances, of the 
houses of assembly, upon the petition of the inhabitants 
of Hampstead, , 277 



VOLUME III. 

[Those marked thus (*) are in Dutch.] 

1700-1704. 

Page. 
1700. May 1. Petition of John Hutching, John Sands, Daniel 
Whitehead and William Huddleston, owners of a piece of 
land in the county of Orange, known by the name of Ver- 
dredick hook, and called, in the Indian language, Quas- 
peeck, praying that the same may be surveyed and 
partitioned, 1 

May 14. Petition of Evert Byvanck, in behalf of himself and 
the trustees of the freeholders of the town of Westches- 
ter, in the county of Westchester, praying that a warrant 
may issue to the surveyor genl. directing him to run the 
line between the said town and John Pell's patent, accord- 
ing to an agreement made between said parties in rela- 
tion thereto, 2 

Copy of the articles of agreement between John Pell and 
the freeholders of the town of Westchester, referred to 
above, bearing date April 14, 1700, 2 

June 6. Petition of Hendryck Croosen and Dirck Croosen, 
sons of Gerryt Croosen, deceased, praying a warrant of 
survey to run the lines of the farm on Staten Island, left 
to them by their father, 3 

June. Warrant from Gov. Nanfan, to the surveyor general, 
authorizing and requiring him to survey the land of Hen- 
dryck and Dirck Croosen, lying upon Staten Island, near 
Coll. Lovelace's plantation, 4 

June 6. Petition of William George, representing that he 
has purchased two tracts of land, adjoining on Staten 
Island, one in the rear of the other, from Peter Johnson, 
who had patents for the same, and that there were 16 
acres of meadow, granted in said patents, which have 
never been laid out, and praying a warrant of survey for 
the same, 5 

June 1 9. Petition of Amarens, widow of John Stout, late of 
the island of Jamaica, praying that the lands on Staten 
Island, purchased by her husband, of Andrew Norwood, 
to whom the same were patented, may be surveyed, .... 6 

July 3. Petition of Henry Fowler, Thomas Pinckney and 
John Drake, in behalf of themselves and the inhabitants 



54 LAND PAPERS. [vol. hi. 

Page. 

1700. of Eastchester, representing their right to the land 
described in a stipulation between the town of Westches- 
ter and John Pell, and praying that the petition of Evert 
Bancker, for the running of the lines between the said 
town of Westchester and the patent of John Pall, be not 
granted, until the inhabitants of Eastchester be heard, 
{see page 2,) 7 

August 1. Petition of Thomas Walton, for 20 acres of land, 
adjoining his farm, on the east end of Staten Island,. 8 

August 16. Petition of Jean Rosie, for license to purchase, 
from the Indians, about one hundred acres of woodland, 
lying on the east side of the river of Canistigiyone, .... 9 

[No date.] Description of a survey of land near the Paltz, 10 

1701. April 2. Petition of Samuel Staats, Dyrk Vanderburgh and 

Barne Cosen, for relief against Caleb Heathcote, who has 
defeated them in the purchase of 1,000 acres of land, or 
thereabouts, situated at the head of the lines of the towns 
of East and Westchester, for the purchase of which, from 
the Indians, they had been granted a prior license, 11 

June 26. Petition of Abraham De LaNoy, praying a patent 
for a small piece of land, formerly granted to his brother 
Peter, now deceased, 12 

Declaration of P. V. Coi'tlandt and Phillip Welles, bearing 
date 1681, concerning the grant from Govr. Andros to 
Peter De LaNoy of the land above mentioned, 12 

Consent of Englebert Lott and Abraham Kip, to the issuing 
of a patent for the same to Abraham De LaNoy, 12 

July. Description of a survey of the same for Peter De 
LaNoy, bearing date July 4, 1 700, Aug : Graham, sur- 
veyor genl., 12 

August 7. Petition of John Baptist Van Eps and LaAvrence 
Classe, interpreters at the late conference with the Five 
Nations of Indians, held at Albany, praying a patent for 
five small islands, lying in the Mohoges river, between 

Rosendalle and Marl , given to them by the Indians, 

in consideration of their services on that occasion, 13 

Sept. 15. Conveyance from Englebert Lott and Abraham 
Kip to Abraham De LaNoy, of a certain lot of ground in 
the possession of Andries Grevenraet, 14 

Oct. 30. Petition of Dirck Vandenburgh and Abraham 
Staats, praying a patent for a tract of land, being part of 
a tract purchased by the widow Pawling, from the In- 
dians, and by her conveyed to them, 15 

Nov. 6. Petition of Leigh Atwood, Richard Slater, Abraham 
Staats and company, praying a patent for a parcel of land, 
vested in the crown, having not yet been granted to any 
person, and also license to purchase, from the Indians, a 
tract of land in Dutchess county, " the southern bounds 
of which are the ffishkill, bounded by the lands of Caleb 
Heathcote and company, to the northward, bounded with 
the lands of Peter Schuyler and Joachim Staats, and to 
the eastward by Wapping creek," 16 

Nov. 7. Covenant of Samuel Staats and Derick Vandenburg, 



vol. in.] LAND PAPERS. 55 

Page. 
1701. of Dutchess Co., to allow "a patent to pass to Leigh 
Atwood and company, including one mile in front to ye 
waterside, in ye middle of our land, as shall be judged by 
a surveyor to be ye most convenient passage to ye lands 
granted to ye said Leigh Atwood and company, behind 
us," 17 

Nov. 21. Petition of Brant Schuyler, praying that a patent 
of confirmation may be granted him for a piece of ground 
lying in Queen street, in the city of New York, being 
bounded southerly by the harbour, or river, at low water 
mark, and westerly by the house and ground, partly of 
James Emott, and partly by the land belonging to Coll 
Albra : Depeyster and Robt. Lurting, 18 

Nov. 21. Petition of Jacobus De Key, praying that a patent 
of confirmation may be granted him for 235 acres of land 
upon Manhattan Island, conveyed to him by the corpora- 
tion of the city of New York, bounded on the north side 
by the land of Tunis Ives, and southerly by Harlem line, 
between the land of Thomas Turner and Hudson's river, 19 

Dec. 10. Description of a survey of 710 acres of land, lying 
in the county of Ulster, at a place called Maschabeneer 
Schawengonck, laid out for Matthias Nott, by Pieter Cor- 
telyau, surveyor, [with draught,] 20 

July 9. Affidavit of Jacob Rutsen, concerning the purchase 
of the land above mentioned, from the Indians, 20 

Sept. 22. Petition of Matthias Mott, praying a patent for 
about 400 acres of land, in Ulster county, at a place 
called Shawungung, which was given him when a child, 
by the Indians, 20 

[No date.] Petition of John Smedis and Jacobus Greeyer, 
praying a patent for a tract of land, about three hundred 
acres, lying in the county of Ulster, on the south side of 
Nesquatalk, on both sides of the Paltz river, for which a 
patent was promised by his late excellency, the Earl of 
Bellomont, 21 

[No date.] Petition of Robert Sanders, praying a patent for 
" a certain tract of land, in the county of Ulster, begin- 
ning at a fall called Arackook, and running northerly on 
the east side of Palts creek, until it comes to a place 
called Kachawaweek, and from thence on a due east line 
four miles into the woods, and from thence on a parallel 
line with the Palts creek, until a due west line shall touch 
the aforesaid ffall where it begun," 22 

[No date.] Petition of Thomas Highby, John Scudmore, 
John Whitman and Barne Cosens, praying a license to 
purchase from the Indians, a piece of vacant land, in the 
county of Suffolk, on the island Nassau, beginning at 
"Whitman's hollow, 23 

[No date.] Petition of John Hardenbergh, of Ulster county, 
praying a grant of 300 acres, or thereabouts, lying and 
being on the north side of the Esopus creek, in said 
county, commonly called or known by the Indian name 
Aquameeck, 24 



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Page. 
1702. Jan. 2. Petition of Matthew Clarkson, praying a license to 
purchase " a parcel of land, in the county of Orange, situ- 
ate on or about Demares creek, about 1,000 acres, more 
or less," which the Indians are willing to sell, 25 

Jan. 8. Petition of Luycas Kerstead and others, praying a 
patent for an island in Orange county, which was con- 
veyed to the petitioner's mother, by the Indian pro- 
prietors, 26 

Jan. 24. Petition of John Du Puy and others, praying a 
grant of several lots of vacant and unpatented land, in the 
county of Richmond, one in the rear of Mr. Osselton and 
others, one at a place called Smokers point, one at the 
west side of Thomas Pusling, and one to the front of 
Brearle, containing in all about 200 acres, 27 

Jan. 24. Petition of Susanna Waughton, widow, praying a 
grant of 300 acres of land, lying in the vicinity of the 
Crom Elboogh, in Dutchess county, which she alleges to 
be part of a purchase made by Henry Pawling, under a 
license granted to her husband, in company with said 
Pawling, and for which 300 acres no patent has as yet 
been granted, with , 28 

Feb. 5. Testimony of Mr. Jamison, in relation to the foi'ego- 
ing purchase, 28 

Jan. 26. Petition of Samuel Staats and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land called Wawayanda, in 
the county, of Ulster, containing by estimation about five 
thousand acres, more or less, lying about 30 miles back- 
wards in the woods from Hudson's river, 29 

Feb. 2. Petition of John Hutchins, praying that he may be 
heard in regard to the petition of Jarvis Marshall and 
company, for vacant land to the northward of the bounds 
of a tract of land called Quaspeck, in Orange county, now 
in the possession and tenure of the said John Hutchins 
and company, and which the said Hutchins alleges to be 
a fraud, got up to deprive him of a portion of his said 
patent, 30 

Feb. 9. Petition of Matthew Clarkson and others, represent- 
ing that Col. Caleb Heathcote has failed to comply with 
the provisions of the license granted hin, in 1696, to pur- 
chase of the Indians " a tract of vacant land, in the 
county of Westchester, between S river, on the 
north bounds of Mr. Harrison's purchase," and praying 
the same may be inquired into, and the land transferred 
to the petitioners, (2 copies,) 31 

Feb. 14. Warrant to the solicitor general to prepare a patent 
for Robert Walters, Caleb Heathcote, Matthew Clarkson 
and others, for " all that certain tract of land, situate, 
lying and being in the county of Westchester, bounded 
northerly by Croton river, easterly by Byram river and 
Bedford line, southerly by the line of John Harrison and 
his associates and Rye line, stretching to Byram river 
aforesaid, and westerly by the land of ffrederick Phillips 
and Bruncks river," 31 



vol. in.] LAND PAPERS. 57 

Pago. 
1702. Feb. 17. Petition of John Dcpuyster, Matthew Clarkson 
and others, praying a license to purchase a tract of land, 
lying in the county of Orange, upon the head of Hacken- 
sack, Sadie and Pysauk rivers, 32 

Feb. 19. Petition of Samuel Staats and others, representing 
that a license was granted him on the 26th day of Janu- 
ary last past, to purchase 5,000 acres of land, in Ulster 
county, called Wawayanda, from the native Indians ; that 
they are since informed the said land is altogether a 
swamp and hardly worth anything, and therefore pray a 
license to purchase 5,000 acres adjoining thereto, 33 

March 2. Petition of Robert Walters and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, lying and being in the county 
of Westchester, bounded westerly by the township of 
Bedford and Heathcote's patent, northerly by the manor 
of Cortland and Croton river, southerly and easterly by 
the colony lines, purchased from the Indians under a 
license granted 1 7th of February last ; and also for a small 
tract of land, beginning westerly at a great rock on the 
westermost side at the southermost end of a 

and from thence to Bronckx river, con- 
taining in all, by estimation, about 5,200 acres, 33 

Feb. 24. Indian deed to Caleb Heathcote, of a tract of land 
in the county of Westchester, bounded eastwardly by 
the westermost bounds of a certain tract of land sold by 
the same Indians to the said Heathcote, March 13, 1701, 
northwardly by Bronckx river, and southwardly and 
westwardly by Hen. ffowler's purchase, 33 

Feb. 25. Indian deed to Robert Walters and others, of a 
tract of land, lying and being in the county of West- 
chester, bounded westwardly by Bedford and the patent 
granted to Caleb Heathcote, northwardly by the manor 
of Cortland and Croton river, southwardly and easterly 
by the colony lines, 33 

March 3. Petition of Samuel Staats and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land containing about 1,000 
acres, lying at the head of the lines of the towns of East- 
chester and Westchester, 34 

March 5. Petition of David Provoost and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land in Ulster county, 
" bounded southerly by the land granted to Capt. Jno. 
Evans, westerly by the boundaries of the falls, northerly 
by the boundaries of the corporation of Kingstown, and 
easterly by Hudson's river," 35 

Feb. 14. Description of a patent in Westchester county, 
granted to Robert Walters and others, 36 

Feb. 17. Description of a patent granted to Caleb Heathcote 
and others, (Westchester county.) 36 

March 2. Description of a patent granted to Robert Walters 
and others, 36 

March 12. Report of the Solicitor General on the letters 
patent for confirmation of several lands in the county of 
Westchester, to Caleb Heathcote, likewise for erecting the 



58 LAND PAPERS. [vol. in. 

Page. 
1702. said lands into a manor, by the name of the Manor of 

Scarsdale, 37 

March 12. Petition of Wm. Caldwell and others, praying a 
license to purchase a certain tract of unappropriated land 
in ye hands of ye native Indians, lying in Dutchess county, 
to ye westward of Westenholks creek, and to ye eastward 
of Pogkeepke, and called by ye Indians by ye name of 
Wayanaghtanock, 38 

March 12. Petition of John Middagh, of ye county of Ulster, 
praying a license to purchase about 300 acres of land, 
called by ye Indians Wenacksink, lying over ye Shawen- 
konck kill, on both sides of ye Wals kill, in ye said 
county, 39 

March 12. Petition of Albert Rosa, of ye county of Ulster, 
praying a license to purchase about 300 acres of land, 
called by ye Indians by ye name of Anguagekonk, lying 
to ye northwest of Kingstown, in said county, upon a cer- 
tain creek called Sawkill, westerly above Wm. Legg's saw 
mill, and near ye high mountains, 40 

March 12. Petition of John Hardenbergh, of ye county of 
Ulster, praying a license to purchase about 250 acres of 
land, called by ye Indians by ye names of Sakewaneec- 
kock and Pog Kanecook, lying to ye northwest of ye town 
of Kingstown in said county, upon a certain creek called 
Sawkill, 41 

March 12. Petition of Mark Desachoy, of Staten Island, 
praying a new patent for a parcel of land on the west side 
of said Island, to reconcile a difference in relation to the 
quantity contained within the bounds described by the 
former patent and the original grant to the petitioner for 
said land, 42 

March 18. Petition of Isaac Deriemer and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land called by the Indians 
Massaback, and in English, half hill, in the county of Suf- 
folk, on the Island Nassau, about three miles long and 
two miles in breadth, close by the town of Huntington, . . 43 

March 26. Petition of Pieter Cortelyau, praying a grant of 
a tract of barren Avood land, lying in the New Dorp, on 
Staten Island, contiguous to the land of John Louisse, . . 44 

March 30. Petition of Abraham Gouveneur and others, pray- 
ing a license to purchase a certain tract of land in Ulster 
county, called Wiesasack, lying to the southward of Wa- 
yanaglanock, to the westward of Westenhock creek, .... 45 

March 31. Description of a survey of 155 acres of land, 
lying in ye New Dorp, in ye county of Richmond, on 
Staten Island, laid out for Peter Corteleau, by S. Clowes, 
surveyor, (see page 44,) with 46 

April 4. Letter from S. Clowes, transmitting the above, .... 46 

April 6. Petition of Susanna Vaughton, widow, praying for 
an equal share witli Leigh Atwood and others, of certain 
land lying in Dutchess county, for which said Atwood 
has already petitioned, 47 

April 13. Petition of David Provoost and others, praying a 



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Page. 
1702. patent for about 1,500 acres of profitable land, besides 
waste and wood land, lying in Ulster county; bounded 
on the south by the land of Capt. John Evans, west by 
the boundaries of the falls, north by Kingstowne, and 
east by Hudson's river, 48 

April 13. Petition of "Peter La Count, praying a patent for 
83 acres of land on the west side of Staten Island, together 
with a piece of meadow in the neighborhood of the same, 49 

April 13. Petition of Abraham Luteiue, praying a patent 
for some land and eight acres of meadow, bought from 
Thomas Stilwell, in Staten Island, 50 

April 13. Petition of Thomas Still well, praying that a war- 
rant of survey may be issued to lay out a piece of beach, 
marsh and boggy meadow, lying near ye old town on ye 
south side of Staten Island, 51 

April 13. Petition of Abraham Lane, praying a new patent 
for a tract of land containing 1 65 acres, lying in the county 
of Richmond, and that 20 acres in addition thereto may 
be granted him, to make up the full amount patented to 
Thomas Carhart, whose right to the same the petitioner 
has purchased, 52 

April 13. Petition of Thomas Parsell, of Great Barnes Is- 
land, praying a grant of 4 rods square into ye water, on 
ye north side, called little Helgate, to make a dock to 
secure a mill which he has erected on said Island, 53 

April 13. Petition of Francis Martino, praying letters patent 
for a tract of land on Staten Island, with meadow propor- 
tionable, granted him by Coll. Dungan, 54 

April 13. Petition of Thomas Weaver and Mark De Salhoy, 
praying a patent for two lots of ground in ye county of 
Richmond, formerly called William Merrill and Phillip 
Merrill's lots, together with one lot of ground formerly in 
possession of Nicholas Smith, 55 

April 13. Petition of Thomas Weaver, James Sullion and 
Mark De Sacoy, praying that they may have a warrant to 
survey 80 acres of land in the rear of William Pinkhorne's 
land, also two lots adjoining the possessions of Anthony 
Tice and Peter Manny, together with about 150 acres of 
meadow, all in the county of Richmond, 56 

April 13. Petition of Nathaniel Brittain, praying a new 
patent for land, in Richmond county, 57 

April 15. Petition of Leigh Atwood and Richard Slater on 
behalf of themselves and company, in relation to the land 
in Dutchess county, for which they have before prayed a 
grant of, 58 

April 15. Petition of Isaac Depeyster and Capt. Cornelius 
Depeyster, praying a survey in order to ye obtaining a 
patent, for a certain tract of land, running along ye North 
river, and lying between ye Yonckers and Spegkendiple, 
and so to Bronkes river, known by ye name of Menen- 
taach, 59 

April 18. Petition of Robert Sanders, praying a patent for 
about 2,000 acres of profitable land, besides waste and 



60 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ni. 

Page. 
1702. woodland, lying in the county of Ulster, and called by 

the Indians Oghgotacton, 60 

1688. June 4. Certificate of Gov. Dongan, that Robert Sanders 
paid a certain amount, and is entitled to receive the 

same for a piece of land mortgaged by an Indian, 60 

1702. April 21. Petition of Isaac De Riemer and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of unpatented land, situate in 
the county of Suffolk, on the island Nassau, to the east- 
ward of the town of Huntington, and to the westward 
of Nessequack, commonly called by the Indians Katawa- 
make, and in English by the name of Crope meadow,. . . 61 
April 23. Petition of Anthony Tysson, praying a patent for 
27 acres of meadow, adjoining his land, in the county of 

Richmond, 62 

Petition of Daniel Lake and Joseph Holmes, praying a 
patent for 200 acres of land, lying in the county of Rich- 
mond, bounded on the northwest by the lands of Lakeman 
& Barker, on the northeast by the lands of Eghberts & 
Fountain, on ye southeast by the lot of Isaac Billjeau,. . . 63 
1696. Description of a survey of 200 acres of land, lying on Staten 
Island, laid out for Daniel Lake and Joseph Holmes, by 

Aug : Graham, surveyor, 63 

1702. April 23. Warrant to the solicitor general, to prepare letters 
patent to Daniel Lake, for 200 acres of land, in the county 

of Richmond, 63 

April 28. Petition of John Shadwell, of the county of Rich- 
mond, praying that 8 or 10 acres of land, lying between 
his lot and the long creplebush, in said county, may be 
surveyed, in order that he may obtain a patent for the 

same, 64 

April 30. Petition of John Gonzales, for relief, against 
Nicholas Manning, who has dispossessed him of a lot of 

land, on Staten Island, 65 

June 4. Petition of John Champion, praying for relief, 
against John Williams, who has disseised him of a tract 
of land, lying at Lusum, near Oyster bay, in Queens 

county, 66 

June 10. Petition of Sovereyn Tenhout, setting forth reasons 
why the land in Ulster coimty, petitioned by Matthias 

Mott, should be granted to the present petitioner, 67 

Petition of Soverigne Tenhout, for 300 acres of land on 

knowne by the name of Showengonck, in the county 

of Ulster, 67 

1693. June 19. Extract from the minutes of the court at Kingston, 

in relation to the granting of land to Soverijn Tenhout, . . 67 
Description of a survey of acres of land, in Ulster 

county, called by the Indians by the name of Masseecks, 

near Shawengonck, [with draught,] 67 

June 13. Petition of Killian Van Ranslaer, to have remitted 
four years' quit rent, of a tract of land, lying on the fron- 
tiers of the province, to indemnify him for the losses by 
the incursions of the French and Indians in that quarter, 68 
June 13. Petition of Ellis Duxbury and Mary his wife, for a 



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Page. 
1093. patent for a small tract of land upon Staten Island, left 

him by his nncle Capt. Thomas Lovelace, deceased, 69 

August 21. Description of a survey, of 340 acres of land, 
with 25 acres of salt meadow, lying on the north side of 
Staten Island, laid out for Ellis Duxbury, by Pieter Cor- 
telyau, surveyor, 69 

June 29. Petition of Peter Coitileau, who has assigned 155 
acres of land, on Staten Island, lying in the New Dorp, 
to Joseph Billop and Abraham Lakeman, praying that a 
patent may issue to said Billop and Lakeman for the 
same, 70 

June 30. Petition of Paul Samuel DuFour, praying a patent 
for a tract of land, lying vacant in Esopus alias Dutchess 
county, adjoining to that Adolp Phillips, on ye south 
side; on ye north to Fish kill, westward to Hudson's 
river, and eastward to New England bounds, and will 
amount to 800 acres of land in all, or thereabouts, 71 

July 29. Petition of Geraldus Comfort, of the county of 
Albany, praying a patent for a tract of land on the north 
of the Mahoggs river, in said county, adjoining Kaqua- 
rajoine, the westerly bounds of Schanhegtade patent, ... 72 

July 22. Petition of John Pietersen Mebie, of Schanhegtade, 
praying to be confirmed in the possession of a tract of 
land, lying and being upon Trindorogoes creek, on both 
sides, commonly called Kadarode, made over to the peti- 
tioner by Roode, the Indian, in his life time, principal 
sachem, by and with the consent of the rest of the Pray- 
ing Indian Castle, in the Mohoggs country," 73 

July 27. Petition of Adam Vrooman, praying a patent for 
a certain creek called Sand creek, near Schenectady, on 
which he has built a mill, 74 

July 27. Petition of Helmer Janse, praying a patent for a 
certain piece of woodland, lying on the north side ot 
Cattskill, stretching from femmenhook, that lyes opposite 
to Boomties hook, at ye mouth of Cattskill, and runs 
northward along the west side of Hudson's river, about 
1,200 paces to a small kill or creek, called Stuck, which 
comes into ye river, over against Vastricks island ; from 
thence into ye woods westwards, to beneath Dirk 
Teunises' mill, to ye southward of ye first creek that runs 
into Hans Vossen kill, till the same comes into Cattskill, 
and so along till you come to Boomties hook ; also 3 
acres lying a little above where Hans Vossen kill comes 
into Cattskill, 75 

July 29. Petition of John Van Loon, praying the governor 
to remit the quit rent accruing on his land, during the war 
with France, 76 

August 1. Petition of David Schuyler, praying a license to 
purchase 50 acres, or thereabouts, of land, lying upon 
Hudson's river, on the north bounds of Saragtoga patent, 
on the west side of said river, 77 

August 1. Petition of Robt. Livingston, Junr., praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land lying about 40 miles 



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Page. 
1693. above ye city of Albany, beginning from the north bounds 
of Sarachtoga patent, on the west side of Hudson's river, 
over against a creek called Tioneend chousere, 78 

Sept. 8. Petition of the freeholders of the county of Ulster, 
to remit their quitrents, accruing during the war, which 
greatly distressed and harassed "them, 79 

Sept. 8. Petition of William and Phillip Merrell, of Staten 
Island, praying a patent for a double lot of land, lying 
in the rear of those lots laid out against Smoking point, 

whereof they have been for some time possessed, 80 

1689. March 15. Description of the survey of land on Staten 

Island, belonging to said Merrill, 80 

Nov. 7. Petition of Dirck Benson, praying a patent for a 
tract of land, on Staten Island, with some meadow lying 
between Long neck and Daniel's neck, , 81 

[No date.] Report made to the Governor, by Sa: Sh. Brough- 
ton, Rip Van Dam and John Bridges, on the granting a 
patent to Dirck Benson, for the land prayed for in the 
above petition, 81 

Sept. 17._ Extract from the minutes of a council held at Chear 
hall, in Orange county, referring the petition of Dirck 
Benson, to the attorney general, Mr. Van Dam and Dr. 
Bridges, to report what is convenient to be done therein, 81 

Sept. 8. Petition of Sampson Broughton, in behalf of himself 
and company, praying a license to purchase vacant land 
in Dutchess county, 82 

Sept. 8. Petition of Gertruydt, the widow of Col. Stephen 
Cortlandt, praying a patent for two tracts of land, one 
lying upon Cowneck, in Queens county, containing about 
500 acres, the other called Appletree neck, in Suffolk 
county, 83 

Sept. 8. Extract from the minutes of a council held at Chear- 
hall, in Orange coiinty, referring the above petition to 
Mr. Van Dam and Col. Heathcote for their examination, 83 
1705. July 6. Report of Rip Van Dam, and Caleb Heathcote on 

the same, 83 

1702. Sept. 12. Petition of Gerrit Aersen"in behalf of himself and 
several other antient inhabitants of the county of Ulster, 
praying relief against the unjust encroachments of Thomas 
Swartwout and company, upon the land called Great and 

Little Minnisinck, 84 

1696. June 3. Articles of agreement between the proprietors of 
Wagachemeck, and of those of Great and Little Min- 
nisinck, 84 

Act confirming the above articles, 84 

1702. Sept. 12. Petition of Mr. Charles Congreve, in behalf of 
himself and company, praying a warrant of survey may 
issue for the surveying of a tract of vacant land in the 
county of Suffolk, near the bounds of Huntington, that a 
patent may be obtained for the same, 85 

Sept. 12. Petition of the inhabitants and freeholders of ye three 
townes or villages of Hurley, Marbletown and Mombackus, 



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Page 
1702. praying that the common and wood land, belonging to 

said villages, may be secured to them by patent, 80 

Sept. 12. Petition of William Nottingham, inhabitant of ye 
county of Ulster, praying a patent for a piece of land 
lying and being on Esopus creek, on ye second piece at 
ye towne of Marbletowne, 87 

Oct. 29. Petition of Francis Vincent, Jaques Pullion and 
Mark Desachoy praying a warrant to survey two lots of 
land on Staten Island, situate in the rear of Wm. Pullion, 
John Brevell and Francis Osleton's lotts, with one hun- 
dred and fifty acres of salt meadow, on the said island, 
in order to the obtaining a patent for the same, 88 

Caveat entered by John Hutchins and others, against the 
issuing of any patent for lands between Haverstraw and 
David De Mares kill, 89 

Nov. 2. Caveat of David Jamison, in behalf of William and 
Phillip Merrel, that no patent pass for two lots of land on 
Staten Island, about 15 years since, laid out for the said 
William and Phillip, 89 

Nov. 13. Petition of Anderis Gardinier, praying a patent 
for a tract of land on the east side of Hudson's river, 
in the county of Albany, between the colony Renselaers- 
wyke and the patent of Chinder hooke, 90 

Aug. 27. Certificate of the trustees of Kinderhook, that they 
have no objection to the granting the above land, 90 

Certificate of K. Van Rensselaer that he does not object to 
granting the land specified in the above petition, provided 
it will not interfere with the settlement made in that 
quarter, by Jerominas and John Hanse, 90 

Nov. 6. Petition of Caleb Heathcote and company, praying 
that a warrant maybe issued to survey 350 acres of 
upland and 50 acres of meadow, more or less in the 
county of Richmond, 91 

Nov. 1 1 . Petition of the trustees of the freeholders and com- 
onalty of borough and town of Westchester, praying a 
warrant to issue to the surveyor general to run the divi- 
sional line between that town and Eastchester, 92 

Nov. 19. Petition of Robert Lurting and Sampson Brough- 
ton, for themselves and company, praying a license to 
purchase a tract of land in Dutchess county, 93 

Nov. 23. Petition of Samuel Staets and others, praying a 
patent for about ten thousand acres of land, lying at 
Wawayanda or Woerawin, 94 

Oct. 29. Petition of Francis Vincent and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, lying on Staten Island, (see page 
88,) 95 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of sundry small pieces of 
land, lying upon Staten Island, laid out for Francis Vin- 
cent and others, 96 

Nov. 25. Petition of Dirck Vandenburgh and others, for 
leave to purchase land in Orange and Ulster counties, ... 90 

Nov. 27. Draught of warrant to survey the county of Rich- 
mond, 97 



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in. 



Page. 

1702. Nov. 30. Petition of John Pieterson Mebie praying a patent 

for land lying on both sides of Tionderogoes creek, (see 
page 73,) 98 

Dec. 10. Petition of Peter and Magdalain Fauconnier and 
others, praying a patent for sundry small tracts of vacant 
land on Staten Island, 99 

Dec. 10. Petition of Daniel Coxe, praying a warrant of sur- 
vey, for sundry tracts of land, lying at Westenhook, in 
the county of Albany, at Kingstowne, in the county of 
Ulster, and at Crabb meadow, on the Island Nassau, in 
the county of Suffolk, 100 

Dec. 1 0. Petition of William Lawrense, praying a patent for 
a small island, near to his abode on the Island Nassau, at 
the mouth of Little Hellgate, between Great and Little 
Barren Islands, containing about 3 acres, 101 

Dec. 10. Petition of Samuel Staats and others, praying a 
patent for 10,000 acres of land at Wawayanda or Woer- 
awin, (see page 94,) 102 

Dec. 11. Petition of Abraham Lakeman and Peter L. Conte, 
executors of the last will of John L. Conte, deceased, 
praying a patent for sundry pieces of land and meadow, 
lying on the west side of Staten Island, 103 

Dec. 11. Petition of Isaac De Riemer and company, praying 
a patent for a tract of land in the county of Suffolk, called 
by the Indians, Massakack, 104 

Dec. 24. Petition of Charles Congreve, in behalf of himself 
and company, praying a patent for 3,500 acres of land, in 
the county of Suffolk, called Wynycornick, 105 

Dec. 1. Description of a survey of 3,500 acres of land, lying 
10 miles eastwai'd of Huntington, for Mr. Charles Con- 
greve and company, by Tho : Cardale, dep : surveyor, ... 105 

Dec. 3 1 . Extract from the minutes of a council, held at ffort 
William Henry, ordering " that Mr. David Jamison do 
attend the board on Thursday next, and give account of 
his knowledge, with relation to the petition of Oloff van 
Cortlandt, for grant of Indian land, with petition," 106 

1703. Jan. 14. Petition of Phillip French and others, praying a 

license to purchase sundry tracts of vacant and unappro- 
priated land, lying in the counties of Orange and Ulster, 
(Minisink patent,) 107 

Jan. 21. Petition of John Chadeayna, of Richmond county, 
praying a patent for three lots of land in said county, con- 
taining in all 242 acres, and also a warrant of survey to 
lay out meadow land proportionate to the same, 108 

Jan. 22. Petition of Lancaster Symes and Michael Hawdon, 
praying a license to purchase a tract of land in the county 
of Suffolk, at the mouth of a river called Oriock, 109 

Feb. 5. Petition and complaint of Henry Filkin and others, 
in relation to a tract of land in Dutchess county, by 
Crown Elbow, 110 

Feb. 5. Petition of Isaac DeReymer and company, praying 
the speedy consideration of his former petition, (see page 
104,) ... Ill 



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Page. 
1703. Feb. 5. Petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Schon- 

egtedy, to have their quit-rents remitted; granted,. ..... 112 

Feb. 11. Petition of Samtiel Staats and company, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, containing about 10,000 acres, 
at Wawayunda or Woerawin, (see page 102,) 113 

March 1 1 . Petition of Dr. John Bridges and company, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land in the county of Orange, 
purchased under a license, granted in September last,. . . 114 

March 11. Petition of Richard Sacket, praying a license to 
purchase a tract of vacant and unappropriated land, in 
Dutchess county, to the eastward of Hudson's river, near 
a place called Weshiack, 115 

March 22. Petition of Charles Congreve and company, pray- 
ing a patent for 3,500 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Suffolk, ten miles east of Huntington, (seepage 105,) . . 116 

March 25. Petition of widow Cortlandt and Oloff Cortlandt, 
her son, praying a patent for three necks of land, on the 
south side of Nassau Island, with 117 

March 25. Indian deed of the same to the petitioners above 
named, 117 

April 13. Petition of Cornelius Dykeman, praying a patent 
for a tract of land about 12 miles above Albany, at a 
place called Nesscayoune, 118 

April 13. Affidavit of Myndert Harmense, of Pokeepsinck, 
in relation to 1,200 acres of land, in Dutchess county,. . . 119 

April 21. Petition of Benjamin Faneuil and others, praying 
a license to purchase an island in Orange county, or on 
the bounds of the county of Ulster to the west and south- 
west of Waghackemeck, and called by the Indians Pic- 
quack, together with a piece of land near adjoining 
thereto, called Tiessaghshemonck, lying over against a 
place called the first creek, containing together 12,000 
acres, 120 

April 22. Petition of George Hadley, of West Chester, pray- 
ing that he may be put in possession of certain lands in 
West Chester county, to take charge of the same, until 
his right and title to said lauds shall be legally de- 
termined, 121 

April 22. Petition of Sampson Shelton Broughton, in behalf 
of himself and company, praying a license to purchase a 
tract of vacant land, in the county of Albany, known by 
the Indian name of Kayaderrosres, adjoining to the north 
bounds of Schenectady, on the east side thereof, to the 
west bounds of Soroctoge, on the north side thereof, and 
to Albany river on the west side thereof, 122 

May 6. Petition of Susannah Vaughton, widow, praying a 
grant of land in the vicinity of Crom Elbow, in Dutchess 
county, 123 

May 8. Petition of Lawrence Van Schayke and Lawrence 
Van Allen, planters, praying a license to purchase "a 
tract of unappropriated land, lying to the southward of 
the bounds of Kenderhooke, and to the northward of 
Killian Van Ranslaaer (comonly called patroon,) pattent 



66 LAND PAPERS. [vol. hi. 

Pago. 
1703. of Potkoke, and to the eastward of Major Abraham's 
pattent, of Claveracke ; from thence easterly into the 
woods eight English miles, being in ye county of Albany, 
[with draught,] 124 

May 8. Petition of Claes Clase Sluyter, praying a patent for 
a tract of land, " lying and being at the Round out kill, 
north upon ye said kill, in ye county of Ulster, contain- 
ing 400 acres, between ye land of ye widow Pawling and 

ye widow of Dirck Kyser," with 125 

1698. Oct. 22. Extract from the minutes of a council, held at fort 
Wm. Henry, referring the same to ye justices of Kings- 

towne, in the county of Ulster, also, 125 

1700. August 24. Minutes of the court at Kingstowne, reporting 

favourably to the prayer of the petitioner, 125 

1703. May 11. Petition of several of the freeholders and inhabit- 
ants of the town of Newtown, in Queens Co., on the 
island Nassau, setting forth the differences existing in 
relation to the common lands of said town, and praying 
relief in the premises, in order to determine the same,. . . 126 

May 14. Letter from B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to 
Thomas Davis, requiring to repair to Newtown, to notify 
Samuel Moore and others, to appear before the council, 
on Tuesday, seaven-night, in relation to the foregoing 
petition, 127 

May 25. Petition of Cornelius Dykeman, for a patent, (see 
page 118,).. 128 

Petition of Andries Gardiner, praying a license to purchase 
a tract of land, in the county of Albany, between the 
patent granted to Killian Van Renslaer, and the patent 
granted to the town of Kinderhook, having Hudson's 
river to the west, and unappropriated land to the east, 
containing about 1,000 acres, 129 

Jan. 5. Indian deed to Andries Gardiner, for the land de- 
scribed in the foregoing petition, 129 

June 10. Petition of Helmer Janse, praying a patent for a 
piece of woodland, on the north side of Katskill, (see 
page 75,) , 130 

June 16. Petition of Captain Thomas Garton, for and on 
behalf of the inhabitants of the town of Marbletown, in 
the county of Ulster, praying the appointment of trus- 
tees for said town, and the issuing of letters patent 
accordingly, 131 

June 16. Petition of Col. Henry Beekman, for and on behalf 
of the inhabitants of the town of Mumbackus, in the 
county of Ulster, praying the appointment of trustees for 
said town, and the issuing of letters patent accordingly, 132 

June 18. Petition of Col. Henry Beeckman, praying a new 
patent for two parcels of land, in Dutchess county, 133 

June 7. Petition of John ffort, alias Libertee, praying a 
patent for a certain lot of ground lying at Onestigioene, 
in the county of Albany, 134 

June 24. Petition of Phillip French and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land lying in the counties of Orange 



vol. in.] LAND PAPERS. 67 

Page. 
1703. and Ulster, called and known by the name of Magocka- 

mock and Magatsoot, (Minisinck Pat.,) 136 

June 25. Copy of Marbletown patent, 137 

Feb. 15. Petition of William Nottingham, of the county of 
Ulster, (see page 87,) with 138 

Feb. 18. Extract from the minutes of a council held at Fort 
William Henry, referring the foregoing petition to Henry 
Beekman, Wm. Denneyer and John Wyncoop, justices of 
the peace of the county of Ulster, also, 138 

April 23. Report of the said justices upon the petition,. ... 138 

July 1. Warrant to the attorney general, to prepare a draft 
of letters patent, for William Nottingham, 138 

Description and draught of Wm. Nottingham's land, 138 

July 27. Petition of Isaac Deremier and Company, praying 
a patent for a parcel of land in the county of Suffolk, 
called half hollow hills, with memorandum of sundry 
grants in said county, 139 

July 5. Description of a survey of 3,840 acres of land, lying 
in Suffolk county, and known by the name of half hollow 
hills, Tho : Cardale, D. surveyor, [with draught,] 140 

August 6. Petition of Jacobus Van Cortlandt, of the city of 
New York, praying a patent for sundry lots near the 
dock, in said city, 141 

August 6. Extract from the minutes of a council held at 
Fort Anne, ordering the attorney general to compare the 
papers relating to the lots above mentioned, with regard 
to the bounds thereof, and report to the council thereupon, 141 

August 9. Report of the attorney general pursuant to the 
above, 141 

August 10. Petition of Thomas Cardale, in behalf of himself 
and Company, praying a license to purchase " three necks 
of land, and other parcels of waste land adjoining near 
the said necks, part of which are lying in Queen's county 
and part in Suffolk county," 142 

August 10. Petition of Derick Johnson Hoglandt, of Flat- 
bush, in Kings county, praying a warrant of survey for a 
tract of land on the west part of Long Island, " beginning 
where the road crosses a hollow which leads from fflatt's 
land to Gravesend," 143 

1702. Petition of the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of 

Bedford, praying that the eastermost line of Richbell's 
patent may be run, in order to determine whether it will 

interfere with said town, 144 

Sept. 8. Extract from the minutes of a council held at Chear 
Hall, in Orange county, referring the foregoing petition to 
Mr. Attorney General, Dr. Bridges and Mr. Van Dam,. . 144 

Sept. 11. Report upon the above petition, 144 

Sept. 17. Extract from the minutes of a coimcil held at 
King's Bridge, approving the above report and granting 
the prayer of the petitioners, 144 

1703. August 2. Petition of the freeholders and inhabitants of the 

town of Bedford, in Westchester county, praying a patent 

in pursuance of the above grant, 144 



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Page. 
1703. August 5. Petition of the freeholders and inhabitants of the 
town of Bedford, in the county of Westchester, praying 
a patent of confirmation for said town, 144 

August 31. Petition of the freeholders and inhabitants' of the 
town of Bedford, praying a patent, 145 

Sept. 17. Petition of John Bridges and Company, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of vacant and unappropriated 
land, in the county of Orange, 146 

Sept. 17. Petition of Col. Henry Beekman and others, pray- 
ing a license to purchase a tract of vacant land called 
Ruwataweginck, and also another known by the name of 
Warquomkasineck, both lying northwesterly from Kats- 
kill, 147 

Oct. 7. Petition of Naning Harmense and Company, praying 
a license to purchase a piece of vacant and unappropriated 
land, to the north of the city of Albany, adjoining to the 
colony of Ranslaerwijck, lying in the bite of the Cohoes 
falls, containing about 600 acres, also another piece of 
vacant land lying upon the Norman's kill, to the west of 
the city of Albany, commonly called by the Indian name 
of Dewasentha, containing about 1,000 acres, 148 

Oct. 20. Petition of Richard Sackett and Company, praying 
a license to purchase lands in Dutchess Co., (see page 115,) 149 

Oct. 21. Petition of Nanning Hermense and company, pray- 
ing a license to purchase a tract of vacant land lying in 
the county of Albany, on the north side of Schonnectady 
river, from the land granted unto Anthony Van Schayaks, 
and so runs westerly along the bounds of Mistoggunes 
land, from thence runs northerly into the woods about 6 
miles, 150 

June 24. Petition of fflores Crom, in behalf of himself and 
the rest of the inhabitants at Haverstraw, in Orange 
county, praying a confirmatory patent for said town, .... 151 

Oct. 22. Report of Sa : Sh : Broughton, Wm, Lawrence and 
Caleb Heathcote, upon the foregoing petition, 151 

Oct. 22. Petition of John Cloet, praying a patent for a tract 
of land lying at Nestegannah, in the county of Albany,. 152 

Description of bounds of said land, 152 

1684. Dec. 18. *Deed from Jan. Clute to Gerrit Claesz, for a tract 

of land in Canastagione, 152 

1703. Nov. 3. Petition of Killion Van Ranslaer, praying a patent 

of confirmation for the Manor of Ranslaerwick, 153 

Nov. 3. Extract from the minutes of a council held at Fort 
Anne, referring the foregoing petition to the members of 
the board, or any three of them, to report thereupon,. . . 153 

Nov. 4. Report of Wm. Smith, Pa : Schuyler and Sa : Sh : 
Broughton, in accordance with the above, 153 

Nov. 4. Petition of Arian Garretson and others, in behalf of 
themselves and the rest of the inhabitants of the town 
of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, praying a patent for 
said town, 154 

Dec. 24. Petition of William Peartree and others, praying a 
license to purchase a small tract of vacant and unappro- 



vol. in.] LAND PAPERS. 69 

Pago. 
1703. priated land, bounded on the west by Brunk's river, on 
the south by the township of Eastchester, and on the east 
by the land of Mr. Pell and that lately purchased by Col : 
Heathcote, 155 

Nov. 6. Report of Rip Van Dam, G. Beeckman and Caleb 
Heathcote, concerning the town of Newtown, in Queens 
Co., with respect to the mode heretofore pursued in allot- 
ing the common lands of said town 156 

Dec. 22. Petition of Tierck Harmense, praying a patent for 
the vacant land lying on the east side of Hudson's river, 
between Swartahook and Great Nutten Hook, compre- 
hended between the Kinderhook patent and land at pre- 
sent owned by the petitioner, 157 

Deed from Essie Hendrickse, widow and relict of Hans Hen- 
drickse, of ye city and county of Albany, deceased, to 
Tierck Harmense, for a certain parcel of land near Albany, 
lying and being at ye east wall, beginning northward of 
the first point of Nutten Hook, and stretching along the 
side of ye Little Nutten Hook, till you come to Marme- 
head creek or hill, and soe runs into the woods about a 
Dutch mile, 157 

1703. Dec. 23. Petition of Capt. Robert Lurting and Sampson 

Broughton, in behalf of themselves and company, praying 
a renewal of a license to purchase a tract of land in 

Dutchess county, 158 

Dec. 24. Petition of Philip French and others, praying a 
patent for the land in the counties of Orange and Ulster, 
known as Minisincks and Waghackemacke, 159 

1704. Jan. 4. Petition of Richard Sacket and company, praying a 

patent for a land in Dutchess county, on the east side of 
Hudson's river, at a place called Weshiack, {see page 149,) 1G0 

Jan. 6. Petition of Sampson Shelton Broughton, praying a 
renewal of his license to purchase a tract of land in 
Dutchess county, 161 

Jan. 8. Letter from B. Cosens, clerk of the council, to the 
surveyor general, requiring him to appear before the 
council, concerning land in the counties of Ulster and 
Orange, 162 

Jan. 13. Petition of Ebenezer Wilson and others, praying a 
patent for a small part of the land purchased by them, by 
virtue of a license bearing date Nov. 25, 1702, beginning 
on the northeast side of the mouth of Weachackamack 
creek, where it enters Minissinck river, and thence by the 
foot of the hill, on each side of the aforesaid river, to the 
southwest end of great Minissink Island, including said 
island, and all the upland and lowland, within the bounds 
aforesaid, (Minisinck patent,) 163 

Jan. 13. Petition of Peter Fauconnier and others, praying a 
license to purchase 1,000 acres of vacant and unappropri- 
ated land in Suffolk county, 164 

Jan. 27. Petition of Thomas Cardale and company, praying 
a warrant to survey nine islands in Queens and Suffolk 
counties, as also two necks of land lying eastward of the 



70 LAND PAPERS. [vol. in. 

Pago. 
1704. town of Hempstead, called by the Indians Rockaway and 

Seatquaa, with all the outlands thereunto belonging,. ... 165 

Feb. 17. Petition of Richard Sackett and company, praying 
an order of council in relation to the execution of his deed 
of purchase from the Indians, by which he may the more 
speedily receive a patent, 166 

Feb. 17. Return of the surveyor general between French 
and company, and Wilson and company, about lands in 
Ulster and Orange counties, (Minisinck,) 167 

Feb. 24. Petition of Benj : Aske, praying a warrant to 
survey a tract of land on the north side of the county 
Suffolke, on Wissiquack river, 163 

March 20. License to Benj : Aske, to purchase a tract of land 
in the county of Suffolk, called Tackan, 168 

Feb. 24. Description of a survey of 24,283 acres of land, 
on Nessequage river, on Nassau Island, purchased by 
Benjamin Ask & Co., from ye Indians, Tho : Cardale, D. 
surveyor, 168 

March 1. Petition of Daniell Honan and Michael Hawdon, 
praying a warrant to survey a tract of land in the county 
of Orange, commonly called by the Indians, Kackyack- 
taweke, 169 

March 9. Memorial of Barne Cosens, clerk of the council, 
offering to the consideration of the board, if the persons, 
are to be charged with the quitrents, reserved upon the 
old patents of 1666, granted by Col. Nicolls, and since 
confirmed in the year 1686, 170 

March 1. Petition of John Hutchins and company, praying 
a warrant to survey a tract of land in the county of 
Orange, commonly called and known by the Indians by 
the name of Quaspeck, 171 

March 3. Petition of Anthony Badgeley, praying a warrant 
to survey his lot of ground in the town of Flushing, called 
Hemp lot, in order to end the encroachments of Thomas 
Hedger and others, 172 

March 23. Petition of Christopher Rousby, of the city of 
New York, and Sarah his wife, praying a patent for 
sundry parcels of land in their possession, and lying on 
the island Manhattan, 173 

March 23. Petition of Robert Lurting and Sampson 
Broughton, praying a warrant of survey, for a certain 
tract of land, in Dutchess county, 174 

March 23. Petition of Jacob Regnier and company, praying 
a patent for a parcel of vacant land, in Dutchess county, 
adjoining the land of the widow Pawling, 175 

March 23. Petition of Barent Pieterse Coeyman, of the 
county of Albany, praying a patent of confirmation for a 
tract of land in said county, 176 

March 23. Extract from the minutes of a council, held at 
ffort Anne, referring the foregoing petition, 176 

March 23. Report of Sa: Sh: Broughton and others, upon 
the petition as above referred, 176 

[No date.] Report of Coll. Schuyler and Mr. Van Dam, of 



vol. in.] LAND PAPERS. 71 

Page. 
1 704. an examination of sundry Indians, in relation to the dis- 
posing of lands in the counties of Orange and Ulster, .... 177 

Examination of Johes Nye and Elizabeth Springsteed, with 
reference to the same, 178 

April 3. Petition of Matthew Ling and others, praying a 
patent for 20,000 acres of land, beginning at Basties land, 
and running southwesterly along Mackack kill, and the 
fish kill, on the northeast, and so on both sides of the 
river until that number of acres be complete, (Minisink 
pat.,) 179 

April 7. Petition of John Riggs, praying a license to pur- 
chase a trast of vacant land, in the county of Orange,. . . 180 

April 13. Petition of Hendrick Martinz Wittz, praying a 
warrant of survey for his small farm, in Queens county, 
within the bounds of Newtown, 181 

April 13. Petition of John De Marest and others, praying a 
warrant to survey a tract of land, on Hackingsack river, 
near the line between this province and New Jersey,. . . 182 

May 4. Petition of Pieter Lansing and Arnout Corneliesen 
Viele, praying a patent for a tract of land, in Dutchess 
county, lying on Hudson's river, beginning at a creek 
called Paeaksing, by ye river side, 183 

April 20. Petition of Collo. Peter Schuyler, praying a patent 
of confirmation for a tract of land, situate on the east side 
of Hudson's river, in Dutchess county, over against Mag- 
dalen island ; as also another tract or parcel of land 
containing 800 acres, beginning from the bounds of John 
Brown, lying upon the small creek to the south of Pom- 
ponick, and runs to the great Kinderhook creek, 184 

April 21. Petition of Essia Hanse, widow, and relict of 
Hanse Henricks, praying a patent for a-tract of land on 
Hudson's river, in ye county of Albany, running from 
great Nutten hook, about a mile northward, along ye 
river side, to Swarta hook, and so carrying the same 
breadth eastward four miles into ye woods, 185 

April 21. Memorial of the inhabitants of Schonectady, in 
relation to the appointment of trustees for the manage- 
ment of the common affairs of said town, 186 

April 21. List of ye lands and income of the town of Scho- 
nectady, 186 

1684. Nov. 1. Patent to the town of Schenectady, 186 

1704. April 21. Petition of the trustees, of the freeholders and 
inhabitants of the borough and town of Westchester, in 
Westchester county, praying a patent of confirmation for 
said town, 187 

April 25. Report of Sa: Sh: Broughton, Rip Van Dam and 
Tho : Wenham, upon the foregoing petition,. 187 

April 27. Caveat of William Peartrie and others, inhabitants 
of the town of Eastchester, against granting the patent as 
petitioned for above, ; 187 

The case of Westchester town and borough, [with draught,] 188 

April 28. Petition of Wm. Peartree and others, freeholders 
and inhabitants of the town of Eastchester, in the county 



72 LAND PAPERS. [vol. in. 

Page. 
1704. of Westchester, praying that a tract of land in said 
county, recently purchased from the Indians, by virtue of 
a license to the petitioner and others, beginning at Hutch- 
inson's brook, and from thence northwest to Bronkes 
river, and so along said river to Col. Heathcote's land, 
and from thence to the head of Hutchinson's river, and 
so along said river to the northeast and southAvest line of 
Eastchester patent, may be annexed by patent to said 

town of Eastchester, 189 

[No date.] Draught of the partition line, between York and 
Jarsy, 190 



v. 



VOLUME IV. 

[Those marked thus (*) are in Dutch.] 

1704-1709. 

Page. 
1 "704. June 1 7. Description of a survey of the lands in controversy 
between the inhabitants and freeholders of Westchester, 
the inhabitants and freeholders of the town of Eastches- 
ter, who have joined themselves with William Peartree 
and Jacobus Van Cortland, containing 3,308 acres now 
pretended to be vacant, between Bronks river and East- 
chester north bounds, and Hutchinson's river; Augus: Gra- 
ham, surveyor general, 1 

May 4. Petition of Jonathan Smyth and Samuel Smyth, of 
Smithtown, Nassaw Island, on behalf of themselves and 
others, praying to be secured in the possession of their 
lands in said town, 2 

May 5. Petition of Essia Hanse, widow, praying a patent for 
a tract of land being part of a tract now in her posses- 
sion, lying between Great Nutten Hook and Swarta Hook, 3 

May 8. Petition of Thomas Wenham and George Clarke, in 
behalf of themselves and company, praying a license to 
purchase a tract of land lying above Albany, 4 

May 8. Petition of William Nicoll and Andrew Gibb, pray- 
ing a warrant to survey 190 acres of land in the undivided 
grounds of the town of Hempstead, granted by the inha- 
bitants of said town to Adam Mott, with minute of town 
meeting held at Hempstead, March 15, 1697, 5 

May 11. Petition of Barent Pieterse Coeyman, praying to 
be confirmed in his antient right to a tract of land, the 
title to which is disputed by Killean Van Ranslaer, 6 

May 21. Petition of Tiercke Harmense, praying a patent for 
a tract of land recently purchased of Essie Hendrykson, 
and also 300 acres of vacant land lying between said pur- 
chase and the southerly and westerly hounds of Kinder- 
hook patent, 7 

May 13. Petition of Matthew Ling and others, praying a 
patent for a certain tract of vacant and unappropriated 
land, lying in the counties of Orange and Ulster, (Min- 

isinck,) 8 

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Page. 
1704. May 18. Report of the attorney general, in relation to 
" Ryer Schermerhorn's breach of the trust committed to 
him in the patent granted by Col. Dongan, in 1684, to the 
towne of Schenectady," 9 

May 19. Petition of David Debonrepos, minister of the county 
of Richmond, praying a grant of vacant land in said 
county, 10 

May 23. Petition of Hendrick Martines Wiltz, praying a 
warrant to the surveyor general to survey his farm, lying 
within the bounds of Newtown, in Queens county, and 
also to run the lines of the land belonging to Wm. Hallet, 
lying in said town, 11 

May 22. Report of the surveyor general, in relation to sur- 
veying the last mentioned land, , 12 

April 5. Description of a survey of the purchase of Henry 
Pawling, containing 10,000 acres, including the 4,000 
acres granted to the widow of said Pawling, for Jacob 
Regnier, by Angus : Graham, surveyor gen'l, 13 

May 25. Petition of Jacob Regnier and others, praying a 
patent for 6,000 acres of Pawling's purchase, 13 

May 27. Petition of Bartholemew Le Roux, and others, pray- 
ing that they may be heard before a patent is granted to 
the inhabitants of the town of Eastchester, joined with 
other persons, for lands in county of Westchester, 14 

March 22. Description of a survey of 6,100 acres of land, 
pursuant to the limits mentioned in a deed of sale from 
John Pell, of the manor of Pelham, to Jacob Leisler, 
(Westchester Co.,) [with draught,] 14 

May 30. Petition of Robert Milward, praying a warrant to 
the surveyor general to survey and lay out a parcel of 
vacant and unappropriated land on Staten Island, 15 

May 30. Petition of David Debonrepos, praying a warrant 
to the surveyor general to survey a parcel of vacant land 
on Staten Island, adjoining to the land of Stephanus Van 
Cortland, deceased, on the east, to the land of John Joruee 
on the west, to the land of John Breville to the north, and 
to the land of Abraham Merlett and John Boudine to the 
south, with meadow, 16 

June 16. Petition of Hendrick Van Esse and company, pray- 
ing to have their quitrent remitted, on the land granted 
them by Col. Dongan, in 1688, lying to the northeast of 
the city of Albany, about 25 English miles into the woods, 
and known by the Indian name of Hoosack, 17 

June 19. Petition of Charles Congreve, praying a warrant to 
the surveyor general to survey divers small pieces of land 
in the county of Richmond, 18 

June 19. Description of the lands mentioned in the forego- 
ing, ••••.•; 18 

July 1. Petition of John Berry, praying a patent of confirma- 
tion for a tract of land containing about 2,000 acres, lying 
upon Hackingsack river, 19 

April 18. Petition of Richard Sackett and company, praying 
a patent for a tract of land in Dutchess county, 20 



1704. 



vol. iv.] LAND PAPERS. 75 

Pago. 

April 12. Indian deed to Richard Sacket and company, of a 
tract of land lying on ye east side of Hudson's river, in 
Dutchess county, beginning at a place called by the Indians 
Qtierapogatt, at ye southwest corner of said land, thence 
northerly to a place called Wishshiag, and so on about a 
mile northwest of ye Allumn rocks, thence easterly to 
a high mountain called Weeputting, and from thence to 
the southeast corner of a place called Womunting, 20 

Feb. 17. Description of a survey of the land last mentioned, 
laid out for Richard Sackett and Company, by Angus : 
Graham, surveyor general, [with draught,] 20 

June 9. Extract from the minutes of a council held at Fort 
Anne, in relation to the return made upon the warrant to 
survey the lands petitioned for by Richard Sacket and 
Company, and requiring the surveyor general to appear 
before the board or any three of them, and explain the 
same, 20 

July 8. Report of Sa : Sh : Broughton, Rip Van Dam and 
Tho: Wenham, before whom the surveyor general ap- 
peared, that the land, 20 

July 18. Petition of Sampson Shelton Broughton, praying a 
patent for two lots of land on Staten Island, one lying on 
the northwest side, containing 82 acres, with 8 acres of 
meadow on the west side of the island ; the other contain- 
ing about 82 acres of upland, at the south side of the 
Fresh kill, with 10 acres of salt meadow, 21 

Aug. 14. Petition of Thomas Hunt, junior, praying a war- 
rant to survey one messuage or tenement, and the moiety 
or one-half of a certain parcel or tract of land in the 
county of Westchester, near the towne of Westchester, 
bounded on the east by the river, called by the Indians 
Aquehung, and otherwise called Bronk's river; on the 
west by a brook, called by the Indians Sackrorahung, and 
on the south by the sound ; as also a moiety, or one-half 
of the neck of land, called by the Indians Quinnahung, . . 22 

Sept. 27. Warrant to the attorney general, to prepare a draft 
of letters patent, for Tierk Harmense land, in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, in the 
neighborhood of Nutten Hook, 23 

Oct. 17. Petition of Captain John Nanfan, praying relief in 
the matter of a judgment recovered against him, by Capt. 
James Weemes, in order that he may regularly apply for 
an injunction to stay all proceedings in the same, 24 

Oct. 20. Petition of John Bronck and others, praying that 
their quit rent may be remitted, in consideration of their 
services during the last war, 25 

Oct. 24. Petition of Cornelius Cool, for and on the behalf of 
the freeholders and inhabitants of Hurley, in the county of 
Ulster, praying a warrant to the surveyor general, to lay 
out and ascertaine the limits and bounds of a tract of land, 
lying between the north bounds of Kingston and the 
great mountains, commonly called the Blue hills, 26 

Oct. 24. Petition of Hilletie van Olinda, praying a patent for 



76 LAND PAPERS. [vol. it. 

Page. 
1704. a tract of woodland, known by the Indian name of Dew- 
aethoeiacocks, lying on the south side of the Maquase 
river, being bounded on the north side by Killian Van 
Ransleaer's patent ; on the west by the patent of Peter 
Hendrick de Haes ; easterly down along the said river, by 
the Kahoos or Great falls, containing about 400 acres,.. . 27 

Oct. 6. Indian deed of the last mentioned land, to Hilletie 
Van Olinda, 27 

Nov. 2. Petition of Isaac Switz, an ancient inhabitant of the 
frontier garrison of Schenectady, praying a warrant for 
thirty pounds, awarded to him upon a former petition, by 
Col. Peter Schuyler and others, to whom the same was 
referred, in consideration of damages sustained by the 
fortifications of said town ; or otherwise to have a grant 
of a parcel of land, on Norman's creek, in lieu thereof, . . 28 

[No date.] Petition of David Schuyler and Robert Livings- 
ton, junior, praying a patent for a tract of land, recently 
purchased of the Indians, " lying on the west side of Hud- 
son's river, above Saraghtoga bounds, beginning opposite 
a creek called Tioneendogah, and so running along the side 
of the said river, above the second carrying place, to a 
small island in the said river, and westward into the 
woods, as far as said Indian's property belongs," (Sara- 
toga Co.,) 29 

[No date.] Petition of David Schuyler and Robert Livings- 
ton, junior, setting forth the bounds of the lands last 
mentioned more fully, viz. : " from on the west side of 
Hudson's river, above Sarachtoge, beginning from the 
north bounds of Sarachtoge patent, opposite to the creek 
called Tioneendogahe, and runs along the river side about 
eight miles, more or less, to a place called by the Indians 
Egwageha, westward into the woods four English miles," 30 

Nov. 2. Petition of Sampson Shelton Broughton, in behalf 
of himself and company, praying a grant of one year 
longer from the expiration of their former license, to pur- 
chase from the Indians the tract of land known as Kaya- 
derrosres, adjoining to the north bounds of Schenectady, 
on the east side thereof, to the west bounds of Saractoge, 
on the north side thereof, and to Albany river on the west 
side thereof, 31 

Nov. 2. Petition of Naning Harmense and company, praying 
a patent for a tract of land in the county of Albany, on 
the north side of Kanestigejoens river, abutting to the 
bounds of Anthony van Schayck, on the east side, 32 

Nov. 6. Petition of Killian Van Renselaer, of the county of 
Albany, praying an order to enjoin Pieterse and Andreas 
Coeymans, from trespassing upon the manor of Renslaer- 
wyck, till an action of trespass now pending against them 
is determined, 33 

Nov. 6. Petition of Sampson Shelton Broughton, in behalf 
of himself and company, praying a patent for the tract of 
land known as Kayaderrosres, adjoining the north bounds 
of Schenectady patent, 34 



vol. iv.] LAND PAPERS. 77 

Page. 
1705. Feb. 15. Petition of Ann Bridges, widow and relict of Dr. 
John Bridges, late chief justice of the province of New 
York, in behalf of herself and son, praying a patent for a 
tract of land, beginning at the northwest corner of the 
lands lately patented to Ebenezer Wilson and others, on 
the river Delaware, and runs up the said river to the 
head thereof, and then by a line due east, to the patented 
lands on Hudson's river, so by said patented lands to ye 
bounds of Kingstown, Hurley, Marbletown and Roches- 
ter ; thence to the Sand bergh, and so by the north bounds 
of the said patented lands of Ebenezer Wilson and com- 
pany, to the place of beginning, 35 

March *24. Petition of John Bronk, praying a patent for a 
small piece of land called Pascakook, containing 50 acres 
or thereabouts, lying upon the north side of Katts kill 
creek, and bounded on the east, west and north by a 
certain hill, and on the south by said creek, 36 

March 24. Petition of Thomas Wenham and Geo. Clark, on 
behalf of themselves and company, praying a grant of a 
tract of land, lying upon Ochnekonie creek, beginning 
where it runs into the Mohoggs river ; and another parcel 
of land lying on both sides of the said Mohoggs river, 
near the Oneida carrying place, 37 

March 29. Petition of George Booth and company, praying 
a license to purchase a tract of unappropriated land, in 
Westchester county, 38 

Warrant enlarging the time for sueing out a patent for said 
land, 38 

March 29. Petition of Jacob Regnier and others, praying a 
new warrant to the surveyor general, to draft letters 
patent for the tract of land on the east side of Hudson's 
river, in Dutchess county, called by the Indians Eaquaqua- 
uessnick, 39 

March 29. Petition of James Mott and others, praying a 
license to purchase a tract of land in Westchester county, 
lying upon ye east line from ye eight mile stake, to the 
southward of Byram river, as it was settled by Col. 
Dongan, between Connecticut and this government, 40 

March 29. Petition of Anna Bridges and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land lying in Orange county, called 
Cheesecockes, 41 

March 29. Petition of Mary Broughton, widow of Sampson 
Shelton Broughton, deceased, praying that her name may 
be inserted instead of her husband's, in the patent about 
to be granted for the tract of land adjoining the north 
bounds of Schenectady, known by the Indian name of 
Kayaderosres, 42 

March 29. Petition of John Van Loon, of the county of 
Albany, praying to have his quit-rent remitted on a tract 
of -land in said county, 43 

April 3. Petition of. John Auboineau and company, praying 
a license to purchase a tract of vacant land in Westchester 
county, 44 



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Page. 
1705. April 29. Petition of Joseph Hedger, of Flushing, in Queens 
county, on Long Island, praying an order to require the 
patentees of said town to appear at a certain time and 
place, to show cause why the petitioner should be excluded 
from his just right and equal proportion of the lands of 
said town, 45 

Report of Rip Van Dam and others against the foregoing 
petition, 45 

May 30. Petition of Daniel Kirkpatrick and Thomas Ford, 
in behalf of themselves and many others of the inhabi- 
tants of the town of Flushing, in Queens county, praying 
an order to prohibit the laying out of the common lands 
of said town, until a hearing can be had in relation to the 
same, 46 

Report of Rip Van Dam and others against the foregoing 
petition, 46 

[No date.] Brief of papers and pleadings in the case Kirk- 
patrick and the town of Flushing, 46 

1696. April 1, May 18. 1*704. Feb. 4. Minutes of sundry town 
meetings at Flushing, in relation to laying out the undi- 
vided land of that town, 46 

June 2. Minute of council in relation to the disputes con- 
cerning the undivided lands of the town of Flushing, ... 46 
1687. Feb. 22. Agreement of the six men appointed to manage 
and lay out the same, together with a vote of town meet- 
ing, same date, 46 

1705. April 14. Petition of Cornells Dykman, praying a patent for 
a tract of land lying about 12 miles above Albany, at a 
place called Nescayone, extending from Scherlynes creek 
to Stoney creek, with 47 

June 9. Report of a committee of council, upon the same, . . 47 

April 14. Petition of John Clapp, in behalf of himself and 
company, praying a warrant to survey a tract of land in 
Westchester county, recently purchased of the Indians 
under a license granted for that purpose, and bounded as 
follows : " By Birame river west, southerly by the collony 
line, and running easterly till it meet with an older patent, 
and northerly by Bedford line," 48 

April 14. Petition of Mary Broughton, widow of Sampson 
Shelton Broughton, in behalf of herself and company, 
praying a patent for a tract of land bordering on branches 
of the Ten Mile and Wiantomick rivers, lying to the 
northward of the land lately patented to Richard Sackett, 
in Dutchess county, purchased of the Indians by her hus- 
band, in his lifetime, 49 

Draft of warrant to attorney general, to prepare a patent 
therefor, 49 

April 18. Petition of Isaac De Riemer and company, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land in Suffolk county, called 
Half Hollow Hills, 50 

May. Petition of Hendrick Jansen Van Dyke, praying a 
patent for a tract of land on Staten Island, 51 

June 28. Petition of John Peterson Mebie, for a new patent 



vol. iv.] LAND PAPERS. 79 

Pago. 
1705. for a piece of land called Kadarrode, surrounded by a 
great hill downwards of a creeke called Tiondorogoes 
creek, till you come to a great Coofe running at the water 
side, 52 

July 12. Petition of John and Hope Williams, praying an 
act of general assembly, to vacate a deed given by them 
to Anthony Wright, for 2,700 acres of land, in the town 

of Oysterbay, in Queen's county, with 53 

1702. April 13. The deed referred to, and 53 

1705. July 12. Minute of council, ordering the last mentioned peti- 
tion to be enquired into and reported upon, also, 53 

July 12. Report of Ph : Schuyler and others, pursuant to the 
above order, in favour of the petitioners, 53 

July 17. Petition of Peter Schuyler, Derrick Wessells and 
company, praying a patent for certain parcels or tracts of 
land lying on a creek called Westenhook, beginning at an 
Indian burying place hard by Kaphack, thence running 
northerly on both sides the said creek to a fall or rift in 
the same, called Sasigtonack, into ye woods westerly, to 
ye bounds of Kinderhook and Pateook, together with 
another parcel or tract of land lying on Westonhook 
creek, extending on both sides from Sasigtonack northerly 
to another rift called Pachwake, then into the woods west- 
erly to the bounds of Rensselaer wick, 54 

July 26. Petition of George Booth and company, praying a 
warrant to survey and lay out a tract of land in West- 
chester county, 55 

July 30. Petition of Cornells Van Texell and others, pray- 
ing a patent for " a tract of land on Long Island, in the 
county of Suffolk, near the town of Huntington, called by 
the natives Anendesak, in English Eaderneck's beach, and 
so along the sound four miles or thereabouts, until the 
fresh pond called by the natives Assawanama, where a 
creek runns into the sound, and from the sound running 
into the woods 6 miles or thereabouts," 56 

July 31. Petition of Ebenezer Willson, in behalf of himself, 
Coll. Peter Schuyler and the rest of their company, in 
relation to the land at Westenhook, (see page 54,) 57 

August 4. Petition of Sackamawiggra, an Indian, praying 
that his admittance may be allowed in making out his 
right and title to a tract of land known by the name of 
Hopepeck, in the county of Westchester, bounded on the 
south by Scrotons river, being a surplus found upon a 
survey of the land conveyed by the petitioner to Col. 
Stephen Cortlandt, to be over and above what was actually 
agreed for, and sold to said Cortlandt, 58 

Sept. 25. Deed from rev. Peter Meautys, for land in Suffolk 
county, 59 

Sept. 27. Petition of Ebenezer Wilson, praying a license to 
purchase a tract of vacant land in the county of Albany, 60 

Sept. 27. Petition of John Clapp and company, inhabitants 
of the town of Rye, in the county of Westchester, for a 



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Page. 

1705. patent for a tract of land purchased under a license, and 
lying within the limits of said town, 61 

Sept. 27. Bounds of the land referred to in the foregoing 
petition, 01 

Oct. 12. Petition of Maria Broughton, widow and relict of 
Sampson Shelton Broughton, praying a patent for a tract 
of land known as Kayaderosres, adjoining the north 
bounds of Schenectady, 62 

Nov. 13. Petition of the trustees of the freeholders and 
inhabitants of the town of Westchester, praying a patent 
of confirmation for their lands, 63 

Bounds of Westchester, as now desired, 63 

Dec. 27. Petition of Ann Bridges and others, praying an 
extension of the time granted them for suing out a patent 
for a tract of land in Westchester county, 64 

Dec. 27. Petition of George Booth, William Bond and com- 
pany, in relation to certain lands in Westchester county, 
claimed by Mr. Clapp and others, 65 

1706. Feb. 21. Petition of George Booth, William Bond and com- 

pany, praying a warrant to survey a tract of land in 
Westchester county, recently purchased by them from the 
Indians by virtue of a license granted for that purpose, . . 66 

Feb. 21. Petition of John Clapp and company, praying a 
patent for a tract of land lying to the eastward of Byram 
river, in Westchester county, 67 

Feb. 23. Warrant to survey and lay out the patent of Anna 
Bridges and others, in Westchester county, into five equal 
parts, pursuant to their application, 68 

Feb. 26. Petition of Robert Puddington, of New York, and 
others, praying a patent for a lot of ground, lying on the 
Island of Manhattens, at the ferry, and known by the 

name of Cherry garden, with 69 

1682. June 10. Codicil of Tho: De LavalPs will, relating to the 

above, , 69 

1671. June 10. Sale of Cherry garden, to Thomas de Lavall, 69 

Abstracts of title to said lot, and 69 

1706. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the whole 

matter was referred, (2 copies^) 69 

March 1 1 . Petition of the freeholders of the town of East 
Chester, praying that no patent may pass to the town of 
West Chester, for vacant land, in that vicinity, until a 
hearing is had in relation to the same, 70 

March 22. Description of a survey of 2,697 acres of land, 
adjoining the bounds of Flattlands, in Kings Co., upon 

Long Island, belonging to Hoghlands, Win. Bond, 

surveyor, 71 

April 4. Petition of Sampson Broughton, to have his name 
inserted in the patent applied for by his mother, for lands 
in Dutchess county, 72 

April 23. Petition of Peter Fauconnier and others, praying 
a new license for the purchase of vacant and unappropri- 
ated land, in Suffolk county, 73 

April 25. Petition of Sampson Broughton, in behalf of his 



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Page. 

1706. mother, Mary Broughton and company, praying that a 
patent may be issued for the land known as Kayaderosres, 74 

June 20. Petition of Ebenezer Willson and John Abeel, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land in the county of Albany, 75 

July 4. Petition of Dirck Vanderburgh and Thomas Saunders 
praying a license to purchase a tract of land in the county 
of Albany, upon Schenectady river, 76 

July 16. Petition of Johannis Hardinbergh and company, 
praying a license to purchase a small tract of vacant land 
in the county of Ulster, 77 

Oct. 3. Petition of John Abeel and Ebenezer Willson, pray- 
ing that the quitrent on a tract of land, called Chutson- 
dakte lying above Schenectady, on the north side of the 
Mohocks river, may be lessened, 78 

Oct. 15. Petition of Nanning Harmanson and company, 
praying a patent for a tract of land called Shenonde- 
howah, ranging in a north line from the Schenectady 
river, and adjoining the eastermost bounds of Nasti- 
giuna patent, 79 

Oct. 17. Petition of Sampson Broughton, in behalf of his 
mother, Mary Broughton and others, praying the draught- 
ing of letters patent for the land called Kayaderosres, 
without the exception suggested by Col. Schuyler, 80 

Oct. 21. Petition of Isaac Switts, of Schenectady, praying a 
license to purchase a certain parcel of woodland, lying 
on the south side of Schenectady or Canastagioene river, 
to ye west of ye bounds belonging to John Schuyler, to 
ye north of ye colony Renselaerwyk, and to ye east of ye 
bounds of Schenectady, 81 

Dec. 2. Description of a survey of the lines and bounds of 
the town of Bushwick, in Kings county, [with draught,] 82 

Dec. 23. Petition of Peter Praa and others, on behalf of 
themselves and the rest of the freeholders of the town of 
Bushwick, praying a confirmatory patent, and that the 
bounds may be described therein, as laid down in the 
foregoing draught, 83 

1707. Jan. 3. Will of John Bodien, 84 

Jan. 16. Petition of Naning Hermanse and others, praying a 

patent under ye name of Clifton's park, for a tract of land 
above Albany, known by the Indian name of Shanonde- 

haway, 85 

Feb. 27. Petition of Anne Bridges and Lancaster Symes, in 
behalf of themselves and company, praying a patent for a 
certain tract of upland and meadow, lying and being in 

the county of Orange, called Cheescocks, with 86 

Feb. 27. Minute of council, in relation to the same, ....... 86 

Report of Rip Van Dam and others, in favour of the forego- 
ing petition, S6 

1709. March 14. Petition of Charles Congreve and company, for 

lands in the county of Suffolk, 87 

1707. March 17. Petition of Johannis Hardenberg and others, 
praying the appointment of a day to hear both sides 
concerning the caveat entered against granting him a 
11 



82 LAND PAPERS. [vol. rv 

Pago. 
1707. patent for a tract of land in Ulster county, adjoining the 

bounds of Marbletown and Rochester, 8S 

March 17. Bounds of the land referred to in the foregoing, 88 

March 1 9. Petition of Hendrick Tenike and company, praying 
a patent for a tract of land in the county of Orange, 
called Verdrietige or Sorrowfull hook or point, being 
bounded to the southward, by a brook called Kill the 
Beast, running out of a great pond on said hook, towards 
Demarie's creek ; to the westward by said creek ; to the 

• northward by a high hill, called the Toone, and to the 
eastward by Hudson's river, 89 

March 22. Petition of Thomas Jones and John Townsend, 
of Oysterbay, praying a license to purchase several par- 
cels of vacent land in said town in Queens county, belong- 
ing to the Indians, 90 . 

June 9. Petition of Johannis Hardenbergh and others, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land, in Ulster county, 91 

March 22. Indian deed to Johannis Hardenbei'gh, for a tract 
of land in the county of Ulster, adjoining the bounds of 
Marbletown and Rochester, 92 

March 22. Indian deed to Johannis Hardenbergh, for a tract 
of land in the county of Ulster, extending from the north- 
west bounds of Marbletown, to a certain place called 
Kawienesinck, and stretching northeast to a certain creek 
or kill, called by the Indians Anquathkonckkill, and south- 
westerly to the west corner of Marbletown, 93 

June 19. Petition of Jacob Galliott and others, of Richmond 
county, for a warrant to lay out a cartway from their 
lands to the king's highway, 94 

June 1 9. Petition of Nanning Hermanse and others, praying 
a patent for Shenondaway, alias Clifton park, (Saratoga 
Co.,) (see page 85,) 95 

June 19. Petition of Arian Garrittson and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, lying between Marbletown and 
Kingstown ; and also a tract of land, lying between Kings- 
town and the Blew hills, 96 

1706. Oct. 18. Description of a survey of a tract of land, lying 

in the county of Ulster, bounded on the N.W. by the 
mountains ; on the N.E. and east by Kingston ; on the 
S.E. and S.W. by the New Paltz and Marbletown, laid 
out for the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of 

Hurley, by Aug : Graham, surveyor, 97 

Oct. 18. Draught of the land described in the foregoing, . ... 9b> 

1707. July 3. Petition of William Peartree and others, praying a pa- 

tent for a tract of land, in the county of Westchester, 100 
July 12. Petition of John Abeel and others, praying a license 

to purchase a tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, 101 
Aug. 14. Petition of John Huchings, Michael Hardon and 
others, praying for time to make a survey of the lands at 
Quespeck, Verdrietige hook and the Torne, and other 
places, before the hearing, with respect to the differences 

concerning the said lands, 102 

August 14. Petition of Lidea Rose, widow, praying a patent 



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1 707. for a lot of ground in the city of New York, lying and 
being in the street formerly called Single street, now Wall 
street, betwixt the house of Jacob Swann on the east, and 
the house of Peter Lakeman on the west, now occupied 

by John King, 103 

Sept. 10. Petition of Wm. Tietsoort, of Ulster county, black- 
smith, for relief, in the matter of a purchase, made under 
a license of a tract of land, lying and being at Mauga- 
kemeck, named and commonly known by the name of 
Schackaeckaninck, in an elbow, which land has been since 
patented to Matthew Ling and others, 104 

Sept. 10. Memorial of Aug: Graham and Wm. Bond, sui'- 
veyors of the province of New York, in relation to their 
charges for surveying the lines and limits of Newtowne 
and Bushwick, and for attendance on the council at the 
hearing respecting the same, 105 

Oct. 2. Petition of Adam Vrooman, for a new patent for the 
Sand creek, with the mill standing thereon, in the county 
of Albany, to settle a dispute concerning the same, 106 

March 20. Petition of John Lovell and others, praying a 
patent for a certain small island, or a great rock, in Hell- 
gate, lying between the island Nassau and the island 
Manhattans, on which a mill is erected, 108 

Oct. 21. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, upon the same 
favourably thereto, 108 

Petition of John Marsh, in favor of John Lovell's application, 108 

[No date.] Petition of Isaac Mercier and others, on behalf of 
themselves and the inhabitants of New Rochell, praying 
a warrant to survey and run a line through the middle of 
their lots, and that Peter Simon and his wife, may be 
ordered to appear and state their reasons for opposing the 
same, 109 

Nov. 27. Petition of George Booth and company, praying 
a patent for a tract of land in Westchester county, called 
swallow field, 110 

1708. Jan. 22. Petition of Evert Banker, mayor of the city of 

Albany, for himself and the corporation of the said city 
and county, praying that all action on the petition of Peter 
Schuyler and others, for some lands on Hudson's river 
may be deferred till the petitioners are heard in opposition 
to the same, Ill 

Feb. 4. Petition of Johannis Hardenbergh and others, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of vacant land beginning at ye 
sandbergh or hills at ye N. E. corner of ye lands of Ebe- 
nezer Willson & Co., at Minissink, thence northwesterly 
. to ye Fish kill or river, and so to ye head thereof, including 
the same, thence to the head of a small river, called Cart- 
wright's kill, and so by said kill to ye northermost bounds 
of Kingstown, on said kill, thence by ye bounds of Kings- 
town, Hurley, Marbletowne, Rochester and other patented 
lands to the place of beginning, 112 

March 18. Petition of Tierck Harmense Fisher, of the city 
of Albany, praying a warrant to survey a tract of land on 



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. . Pa K e - 

1708. the east side of Hudson's river, beginning at the first 

point of Nutten hook, and stretching along the little Nut- 
ten hook to Marmhead creek, and backwards into the 
Avoods, easterly four English miles with an addition of all 
the lands between the farm of Abraham Staats, deceased, 
at Claverack, and the land of Hans Hendrickson, upon 
Nutten hook, 113 

March 18. Petition of Col. Schuyler and company, praying 
a grant of confirmation for a tract of land above Albany, 
" with a clause of exception to all patented lands within 
their boundaries," 114 

March 18. Petition of Cornelius Cool and Adrian Geritse, of 
the county of Ulster in behalf of themselves, and the 
inhabitants of the town of Hurley, " withdrawing their 
caveat against the passing of a patent to Johannes Hard- 
enbergh and praying a patent for the remaining lands in 
their petition contained and not contained in the petition 
of said Hardenbergh," 115 

April 8. Petition of Cornelius Seabring and Henry Filkin, 
for and on behalf of themselves and others, the freehold- 
ers of the town of Broockland, in Kings county, praying a 
patent for all the lands from high water to low water 
mark on the salt water river, the length and extent of 
their patent on the same, 116 

April 8. Petition of Lawrence Clausen, interpreter, praying 
a license to purchase " a small tract of land lying south 
of the Maquaes river, on that side of Chindroge, known 
by the name of Roberts little flatt, containing about 24 
acres, together with the woodland adjoining to the south 
and southwest thereof to Chindroge river, distant there- 
from about one mile," > 117 

April 8. Petition of Lancaster Symes & Co., praying a pat- 
ent for a tract of land in the county of Orange known as 
Verdritige hook, bounded on the east by Hudson's river, 
north by a line of marked trees, west by the land or island 
called Mattassink, and south by the creek that runs out of 
the great pond that empties itself into Demarie's kill, . . 118 

April 9. Report of P. Schuyler and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
same be granted, " with a saving to the patent of Michael 
Hawdon, Honad & Co.," 118 

April 13. Petition of Win. Appel, of the city of New York, 
praying a patent for a tract of land lying at the north side 
of the river Schanegtada, nigh the bounds of the said town, 119 

April 14. Petition of Cornelius Swits, praying a patent for 
a tract of land lying on the south side of the Canasti- 
gioenc river, bounded on the west by the bounds of the 
woodland, belonging to the town of Schenectady, on the 
east by the bounds of Canastigioene, containing 1,000 

acres, with 120 

1707. August 16. Indian deed to Isaac Swits, father of the above 
named petitioner, for the land for which a patent is 
prayed in the foregoing, ' 120 



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Page. 
1708. April 20. Warrant to the attorney general to draft letters 

patent for Cornelius Swits, for the land above described, 120 

April 15. Petition of Jan Rosie and others, praying a patent 
for a tract of woodland, lying in the rear of their lands 
in the north side of the Mohacks river, at a place called 
Nastigioune, bounded on the east by Mother creek, on 
the west by ye west by ye said creek, called Great stone 
creek, and extending to the northward for the space and 
distance of one English mile, 121 

April 20. Warrant to the attorney general, to draft letters 
patent for Jan Rosie and others, for the land described in 
the foregoing petition, 121 

April 23. Petition of Peter Praa and others, freeholders of 
the town of Bush wick, (same as on page 83,) 122 

June 21. Warrant of survey to lay out, for Abraham De- 
peyster and others, their several and respective lots of 
land on Queens street, in the city of New York, ranging 
in the slip where the new market house is erected, accord- 
ing to the boundaries mentioned in the grants thereof, . . 123 

April 8. Petition of the mayor and corporation of the city 
of Albany, praying an enlargement of time to be heard 
on the petition of Col. Schuyler, for a patent for lands 
above that city, on both sides of Hudson's river, 124 

April 9. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the 
above petition was referred, recommending that their 
prayer be granted, 124 

June 22. Certificate of I. Abeel and others, on behalf of the 
mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of Albany, 
declaring that they have no objection to the patent passing 
to Ph: Schuyler and company, for the land above Albany, 
provided the south bounds begins on ye east side of Hud- 
son's river, at the north side of the mouth of Skachkook 
kill, and from thence to run with a due east line, six miles 
into ye woods abutting to ye bounds of Sckachkooke pa- 
tent, late belonging to Capt. Henry Van Renselaer, and 
from thence northwards as far as their former patent men- 
tioned, 124 

Aug. 1. Petition of William Peartree, John Van Home and 
Jacobus Cortland, praying a new patent for a tract of 
land beginning at Hutchinses brook at the end of the 
half mile mentioned in Eastchester patent and so up the 
same to its head, and thence N. W. to Brunch's river, and 
so up said river till it bears with the head of Hutchinses 
river due southeast, and so down said river to Eastches- 
ter patent and along the bounds of the same to the head 
of Rattlesnake brook, 125 

Boundaries of Long Reach, 125 

Sept. 9. Affidavit of Edmon Ward and others, in relation to 
the foregoing, 125 

Draught of the above described tract of land, 125 

August 5. Petition of Ellis Duxbury, praying a patent for a 
tract of land, on which he resides, 126 



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Page. 
1708. August 5. Petition of Elias Boudinot, for a patent for a 
small gore of vacant and unappropriated land, lying be- 
tween the township of Bushwick and Bruykland, in Kings 
county, upon Long Island, 127 

1707. March 25. Description of a survey of 5,000 acres of land, in 

the neighborhood of Nutten hook, for , by Wm. 

Bond, deputy surveyor, [with draught,] 128 

1708. August 19. Petition of Tirck Harmense Fisher, praying a 

patent for a tract of land, in Albany county, 129 

August 21. Petition of Francis Vincent, praying a patent for 
about two lots of land, on Staten Island, lying in the rear 
of the lots of William Pinhorne and others, together with 
one hundred and fifty acres of salt meadow, on said island, 130 

August 21. Report of tho : Wenham and others, to whom 
the foregoing petition was referred, recommending that it 
be granted, 130 

August 16. Petition of Peter Fauconnier, praying a patent 
of confirmation for all such land of which he is in posses- 
sion, on the Hackingsack river, as shall be found upon the 
running of the division line to be in the province of New 
York, 131 

August 24. Report of Tho : Wenham and others, upon the 
foregoing petition, recommending that the prayer thereof 
be granted, 131 

August 24. Report of Tho : Wenham and others, upon the 
petition of Ebenezer Wilson, for a patent for a house and 
lots of land in Wall street, in the city of New York, 
recommending that the same be granted, 132 

Warrant to the attorney general for a patent of confirmation 
to Ebenezer Wilson, for the lots last mentioned, 132 

August 27. Petition of John Jackson, senior, and John 
Jackson his son, both of Jerusalem, in the bounds of 
Hempstead, praying a patent for a certain tract of beach 
or meadow land, lying on the south side of Long Island, 
bounded on the east by Huntington line ; on the south by 
the sea, on the south side of ye beach to low water marke ; 
on the north by the bay that parts the beach from the 
meadows, 133 

August 27. Report of P. Schuyler and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
same be granted, 133 

August 24. Petition of Anne Bridges and others, praying a 
grant for a small parcel of land, lying between the town- 
ships of Bushwick and New Town, xipon Long Island,.. . 134 

Sept. 1. Report of P. Schuyler and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
same be granted, 134 

Sept. 15. Petition of Rip Van Dam and others, praying ad- 
ditional time for the settlement and improvement of the 
land granted to them, in Dutchess county, 135 

Sept. 16. Petition of John Berry and James Wright, both of 
the city of New York, praying a grant for 200 acres of 
land, in Queens county, Long Island, lying on the east 



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Page. 
1708. side of Hempstead harbour, between the said harbour and 

the cartway, leading from Musketo cove to Hempstead,. . 136 
Sept. 17. Petition of Ann Bridges and others, praying a new 
patent, for a certain tract of land, in the county of West- 
chester, beginning at Cohanning brook, where the said 
brook empties itself into Mahanus river, with a further 
term of two years, for clearing and making improvement 

thereon, 137 

Sept. 17. Warrant for a patent to Nanning Harmense and 
others, for a tract of land, in the county of Albany, called 

Shenondehowah, alias Clifton park, with 138 

Sept. 16. Petition of Nanning Harmense for said land, 138 

Sept. 22. Petition of Anne Bridges and others, praying a 
grant for a tract of land, lying on the east end of Long 

Island, called Muntack, 139 

Sept. 17. Petition of Claude Buissonet, praying to be con- 
firmed in the possession of a tract of land, lying in the 

county of Richmond, 140 

Sept. 23. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 

same be granted, 140 

Sept. 27. Warrant for a. patent to Claude Buissonet, for 
about 90 acres of land, lying on the northwest side of 

Staten Island, 140 

Sept. 23. Petition of John Bodein, praying a patent of con- 
firmation, for a tract of land, lying in Richmond county, 141 
Bounds of the tract last mentioned, as follows: "on the 
east by ye rear of the lot that was granted to Paulus 
Richards, and on ye southwest by ye line of Task Masker, 
and on ye north by the line of Wm. Barker extended," 

{with draught,] 141 

Sept. 23. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 

same be granted, 141 

Sept. 27. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, for John 

Bodein, for land on Staten Island, 141 

Sept. 24. Petition of Wm. Bond, praying a grant for two 
islands, lying at the mouth of Flushing bay, called and 

known by the name of the Two Brothers, 142 

Sept. 23. Petition of Jaques Guyon, praying a patent of con- 
firmation, for 178 acres of land, lying on the south side of 

Staten Island, 143 

Sept. 23. Report of Tho : Wenham and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 

same be granted, 144 

Sept. 27. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, to Jaques 
Guyon, for 178 acres of land, on Staten Island, adjoining 

the land of Daniel Lake, 145 

[No date.] Petition of Sampson Broughton, on behalf of his 
mother, Mary Broughton, widow of the late Sampson 
Shelton Broughton and company, for the land called 

Kayaderosseras, (same as on page 80,) 146 

Sept. 9. Petition of Phillip Rokeby, praying to be con- 



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Page. 
1708. firmed in possession of a house and lot of land, in Queens 

street, in the city of New York, 147 

Report of P : Schuyler and others, to whom the foregoing 
petition was referred, recommending that the same be 
granted, 147 

Sept. 27. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, to Phillip 
Rokeby, for a certain house and lot of land lying in 
Queens street, in the city of New York, hounded on the 
west by the house and ground of Simon Van Buren, and 
on the east by the house and ground late of Aaron Bloom, 147 

Sept. 29. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, to Ebenezer 
Wilson and John Abeel, for a certain tract of land called 
Chutsandackte, lying above Schenectady, on the north 
side of the Mohocks river, 148 

August 30. Petition of Ebenezer Willson and John Abeel, 
for an enlargement of the time allowed for settlement and 
improvement in their patent, for land above Schenectady, 149 

Sept. 9. Petition of Ebenezer Wilson, for himself and others, 
for an enlargement of the time allowed for settlement and 
improvement in their patent, for a tract of land called 
Westenhook, 150 

Sept. 29. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, to Peter 
Schuyler, Ebenezer Wilson and others, for the land called 
Westenhook, to extend the time for the settlement and 
improvement of the same, as prayed for in the foregoing 
petition, . . . . 151 

Sept. 28. Memorial of Augustin Graham and William Bond, 
surveyors, praying that the patentees of the vacant land 
between the boimds of New Towne and Bushwick, may 
be ordered in proportion to their grants, to compensate 
the petitioners for laying out the same, 152 

Sept. 30. Report of G. Beekman and others, upon the fore- 
going, recommending that the prayer thereof be granted, 152 

Sept. 30. Petition of Peter Schuyler and company, praying 
a patent of confirmation for a tract of land at a place 
called Sarightoge, according to the true intent and mean- 
ing of their several interests in the same, 153 

Oct. 1. Petition of Anne Bridges and others, praying a war- 
rant to survey a tract of land patented to them, lying 
upon Long Island, between BushAvick and New Town,. . 154 

Oct. 8. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, upon the peti- 
tion of Andries Gardineer, for a tract of land in the county 
of Albany, recommending that the same be granted, . 155 

Oct. 11. Warrant for a patent to Andries Gardinier, for a 
tract of woodland lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river, beginning by Davidties hook, thence running up 
said river to the south bounds of Renslaerswick, being 
over against the south end of Barren Island, thence into 
the woods eastward, six English miles or thereabouts, to 
a small lake which empties into the Great Fish Lake, 
being bounded between the patent of Kinderhook and the 
colony of Renslaerswick, 155 



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1708. Oct. 11. Petition of John Moubray, praying to be confirmed 

in possession of certain lands in Suffolk county, 156 

Oct. 12. Petition of Cornells Cool and others, of the town 
of Hurley, in the county of Ulster, praying a patent for a 
tract of land in that county, adjoining the bounds of New 
Palts, 157 

Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the foregoing 
petition was referred, recommending the passing of a 
patent to Cornelius Cool and his associates, with a saving 
to the rest of the inhabitants of the town of Hurley, to 
pay a rateable proportion of the charges, and be admitted 
to the benefits of the same, 157 

Sept. 27. Petition of Lancaster Symes, praying a patent for 
"some small vacancies of land on Staten Island," now 
vested in the crown, 158 

Oct. 14. Report of Ph : Schuyler and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
same be granted, 158 

Oct. 26. Warrant for a patent to Lancaster Symes, for the 
last mentioned land, 158 

Oct. 21. Petition of Thomas Wenham, praying a patent for "a 
parcel of small islands or broken land lying in the sound, 
between the island Nassau and the continent, commonly 
called Norwark islands, being adjacent to the town of 
Norwark, in the colony of Connecticut," 159 

Oct. 21. Report of Ph: Schuyler and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
same be granted, 160 

Sept. 27. Petition of Naning Hermanse and company, pray- 
ing a patent for the land known as Kayadorosres, lying 
on Schenectady and Hudson's river, above Albany, and 
that the same may be called Queens Brough, 161 

Oct. 22. "Warrant for a patent to Naning Hermanse and 
others, for the last mentioned land, 162 

Oct. 8. Petition of Peter Schuyler and others, praying a 
patent of confirmation for the land known as Saraghtoga, 163 

Oct. 21. Report of Rip Yan Dam and others, upon the fore- 
going petition, recommending that the same be granted,. 164 

Oct. 25. Warrant for a patent of confirmation to Peter 
Schuyler, for a certain tract of land lying on both sides 
of Hudson's river, above the city of Albany, and known 
as Saraghtoga, 165 

1707. Nov. 19. Petition of Peter Schuyler and others, for a grant 

of Saratoga, 166 

1708. Nov. 27. Petition of Mark Dusachoy, of Staten Island, pray- 

ing a patent for two lots of vacant land containing 80 
acres each, lying in the rear lot of land now in his posses- 
sion in the neighborhood of Daniel's neck, on said island, 167 

Nov. 29. Petition of Gozen Adrianse, praying to be con- 
firmed in the possession of 88 acres of land on Staten 
island, patented in 1675, by Gov. Andross, to William 
and George Comins, 168 

Nov. 2. Deed from Hendricus Beekman and Johanna, his 
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Page. 

1 708. wife, to Pieter Loun, for a tract of land lying in the town 
of Rochester, including several small parcels of land called 
by the Indian names Wasshawassink, Eghonck, Magtig- 
kenigkonk, Saminawawagkink, Ragawaak, Showarawa- 
honk, also, all the land that lies on the Mombackus kill, 
within the bounds belonging to the Indians, from the 
bounds of Kahansinck to the bounds of the high moun- 
tains, 169 

Nov. 1 9. Petition of Henry Beekman, of Kingston, hi Ulster 
county, praying a patent for that part of the tract called 
Kiskatam, and the land lying between Kingston and Kats- 
kill bounds, belonging to the Indian proprietors between 
the great movintain of Katskill and Hudson's river, which 
is not already patented, 170 

Nov. 24. Petition of Bartholmay Le Reux and others, of 
New Rochell, in the county of Westchester, praying that 
the petition of Peter Valeau and others, for a warrant to 
survey the land purchased of Jno. Pell, and the lots on 
the east and west side ye middle line, may be rejected,. . 171 

Dec. 10. Petition of Wm. Anderson, praying a patent for 
" some small islands, lying in the soimd, fronting the main 
land, being to the westward of Norwalk islands, lately 
granted unto Coll. Tho : Wenham, and to the eastward 
of those islands, formerly granted unto Thomas Pell, 
being called Patrick or Captain islands, Manassink, &c, 
also a small slip or goar of land, lying and being in the 
county of Ulster, to the westward of Hudson's river, 
bound to the north by the line of Kingston, to the south 
by the Pals, to the east by Hudson's river, and to the 
west by the intersection of the lines of Kingston and 
Pals," 172 

Dec. 15. Petition of Gertruyd Van Cortlandt, praying a 
patent for a tract of land on Cow neck, in Queen's 
county, bounded on the south by the land late of John 
West, deceased, on the west by the division line, on the 
north by the land of Richard Cornell, and on the east by 
the river, 173 

1709. Feb. 3. Petition of Gertruyd Vau Cortland, for land in 

Queens county, 173 

Description of the lines of a tract of land granted to Tach- 
kapanuk, for himself and other Indians, on the east side 
of Cow neck, in Queens county, on Long Island, between 
Mr. John West and Mr. Richard Cornwall, containing 
150 acres, 174 

1702. August 8. Report of committee of the council, in favor of 

granting Gertrude Van Cortland the above land, 174 

1687. June 24. Patent to Tackapanuck and other Indians, of a tract 

of land at Cowneck, 174 

1709. Feb. 24. Petition of Margarett Magregare and others, pray- 
ing a patent for 2,000 acres of land each, out of the pur- 
chase made in 1684, of the land on the west side of 

Hudson's river, called the Highlands, • . . . . 175 

March 25. Petition of George Clarke and' others, praying 



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Page. 
1709. for 2,000 acres of land, being part of a tract of vacant and 
unappropriated land, in her majesties grant, adjoining to 
Shawungung, Nescotack and the Palze, and formerly 
granted, together with a larger tract, to Capt. John 
Evans, which grant has been since declared null and void, 1 76 

*Rough draught of sundry tracts of land, between the Wall 
kill and Minissinck, 177 

Draught of the land granted to Abram Hassebrook & Co., 
by Sr. Edmond Andros, surveyed at the request of the 
inhabitants, 178 

April 29. Description of a survey of the land granted to 
Abram Hassebrook and company, beginning at a certain 
point on the hills, called Moggonick, and running south 
to a certain small creek, called Moggonck, and thence to 
the south side of Uflroes hook ; thence up Hudson's river 
to the north end of the Little Esopus Island, and thence 
running west to a certain rock near the Palts river, and 
thence to Tawarataque, a flat rock on the point of a small 
ridge of hills, and thence to the place of beginning, [with 
draught,] (New Paltz, Ulster Co.,) 178 

May 11. Petition of Win. Sunderland and Wm. Chambers, 
praying a patent for 1,000 acres of land, lying in the 
county of Ulster, north of Murderer's creek, " boimded 
north by the widow Blettle and Quassaick creek, east by 
Hudson's river, and west by the Hill Much Hattoos,"... . 179 

May 14. Petition of Jan Midday, of the county of Ulster, 
praying a patent for 300 acres of land, lying in said 
county, at a place called Wineskink, being part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, which grant 
has since been vacated, 180 

July 27. Indian deed to Sir Henry Ashurst, of the kingdom 
of Great Brittain, baront. of Samuel Staats and others, 
for a certain tract of land, by the Indians called Winegte- 
konk, and parts adjacent, lying on both sides of Mur- 
derer's creek, in the county of Ulster, containing about 
sixteen miles square, 181 

August 18. Petition of Alexander Griggs, of the county of 
Ulster, praying a grant for 600 acres of land in said 
county, lying on the west side of Hudson's river, begin- 
ning on ye south side of Old Man's creek, and running up 
the river to a point called Old Man's hook ; together with 
6 acres of meadow, lying at a certain place called ye 
Dance Chamber, 182 



VOLUME V. 



1709-1713 



1709. Sept. 8. Petition of Gerrardus Bakeman, in company with 
Gen-it Brass, for a grant of 3,000 acres of the land in 
Ulster county, formerly patented to Capt. John Evans, . . 1 

Oct. 6. Petition of David Provoost and others, for a grant of 
2,500 acres of the land in Ulster county, formerly patented 
to Capt. Jno. Evans, 2 

Oct. 13. Petition of Caleb Heathcote, in behalf of himself and 
others, for a grant of 7,200 acres of the land, formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 3 

Oct. 19. Petition of Gabriel Ludlow and Wm. Bradford, for 
a grant of 3,000 acres, of the lands formerly patented to 
Capt. John Evans, 4 

Nov. 1. Petition of Peter Barberie, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of the land formerly patented to Capt. John Evans, 5 

Nov. 4. Petition of John Smith and others, for a grant of 
2,400 acres of the land formerly patented to Capt. John 
Evans, 6 

Nov. 8. Petition of Daniel Crommelin and others, for a grant 
of 2,000 acres each, out of the land formerly patented to 
Capt. John Evans, on the west side of Hudson's river, 
just above the High lands, 7 

Nov. 8. Description of a survey of 400 acres of land, in 
Shawangonck, in the county of Ulster, on the south side 
of the land of John Van Camp and company, laid out for 
Evart Derwilighe, [with draught,] 8 

Nov. 10. Petition of John Van Home and others, praying 
that the dock from Burgor's path, to Capt. Theobald's 
slip, fronting their lots, may be erected, and made a 
public landing place, 9 

Petition of Severin Tenhout, of the county of Ulster, praying 
a patent for 200 acres of the land in said county, formerly 
patented to Capt. John Evans, 10 

Nov. 12. Description of a survey of 200 acres of land, lying 
on Shawongonck kill, in the county of Ulster, laid out for 
Severin Tenhout, [with draught,] -. 11 



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v.] LAND PAPERS. 93 



1709. Nov. 14. Petition of Barent Waldron, for a grant of 1,500 

acres of the land formerly patented to Capt. John Evans, 12 

Petition of Jacobus Bruin and Benjamin Smedes, of Shawun- 
genck, in the county of Ulster, praying a patent for 400 
acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 13 

Nov. 15. Description of a survey of 400 acres of land, lying 
in Shawagonck, in the county of Ulster, near a small hill, 
called in ye Indian tonge Wichquatennunck, laid out for 
Jacobus Bruin and Benjamin Smedes, [with draught,].. . 14 

Petition of John McClean, of Shawangonck, in the county of 
Ulster, praying a patent for 300 acres of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. Jno. Evans, 15 

Dec. 2. Description of a survey of 330 acres of land, in 
Shawangonck, in the county of Ulster, lying on the east 
side of Shawangonck river, laid out for Zacharias Hoft- 
mans, [with draught,] 16 

Nov. 28. Description of a survey of 300 acres of land, lying 
on the northwest side of the Paltz kill, at Shawangonck, 
in the county of Ulster, laid out for John McClean, [with 
draught,] • 1? 

Petition of Frederick Seabring and Johanna Seabring, for a 
grant of 600 acres of the resumed land formerly patented 
to Capt. John Evans, 19 

Petition of Naning Hermanse and partners, praying a patent 
for a certain tract of land on Schenectady river, above 
Albany, pursuant to the warrant issued for that purpose 
above two years since, but stayed by reason of a caveat 
entered against the same, 20 

Petition of Matthias Mott, of Ulster county, in relation toa 
certain tract of land upon Showangunk river, in said 
county, praying that the same may be so divided between 
him and Soverain Tenhout, (to whom 300 acres of the 
same has been granted,) that he may have a proportion- 
able share of the good land upon said river, 21 

Petition of Hugo Frere and others, inhabitants of ye Palts, 
in the county of Ulster, praying a grant of a reasonable 
quantity of the resumed land formerly patented to Capt. 
John Evans, 22 

May 11. Petition of Peter Matthews and others, for a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, near the 
New Palze, about twenty miles backwards in the woods 
from Hudson's river, upon or near Palze creek, being part 
of the land formerly patented to Capt. John Evans, 23 

Petition of Zacharias Hofeman, of Shawangonck, in ye 
county of Ulster, praying a patent for 330 acres of land 
in said county, being part of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, 24 

Petition of Col. Henry Beekman, in behalf of himself and 
his son, Henry Beekman, junior, praying for 2,300 acres 
of the tract purchased by him from the Indians in the 
county of Albany, at a place called Kyskitam meetshe, 
lying on the north side of Katers kill, 25 

Petition of Daniel De Voor, for a grant of part of the vacant 



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Page. 

1709. land, at the high lands up Hudson's river, on the west side 
thereof, 26 

Petition of Henry Oblinus and company, for a grant of 1,500 
acres of the vacant land on Hudson's river, at a place 
called the high lands, 27 

Petition of Evert Derwilighe, of Shawungonck, in the county 
of Ulster, praying a patent for 400 acres of land in said 
county, being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, 28 

Petition of William Bradford and Gab'll Ludlow, praying a 
patent for 400 acres of land, lying on Hudson's river, 
beginning near Martler's rock, being part of the tract 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 29 

Petition of William Apple and Katherine Dow, the daughter 
of Adrian Apple, deceased, in relation to a lot of ground 
in the city of New York, near to Her Majesty's Fort, 
which is now or lately hath been in the possession of Col. 
William Smith, or his heirs, 30 

1710. Feb. 15. Petition of Charles Huddy and Phillip Brooks, 

praying a patent for 4,000 acres of the resumed land on 
the west side of Hudson's river, formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, 31 

Feb. 15. Memorial of Henry Beeckman, in behalf of himself 
and Henry Beeckman, Junior, his son, praying a patent 
for a certain tract of vacant land in the county of Albany, 
known by the name of Kiskitam meeche, on the north 
side of Katers kill, containing 2,000 acres, also another 
small piece of land in the same county, on the west side 
of Hudson's river, at present occupied by Myndert Smith, 
containing 300 acres, 32 

Feb. 15. Petition of Thomas Jones and company, praying a 
patent for 2,000 acres of the resumed land on the west 
side of Hudson's river, formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, beginning at a certain wiggwam on the north side 
of Murderer's creek, about V miles west from the mouth 
of said creek, , 33 

Feb. 20. Petition of Roger Mompesson, praying a grant of 
1,000 acres of ye land lately resumed, to be laid out and 
patented according to her Majesty's instructions, 34 

Feb 23. Petition of Roger Mompesson, in behalf of himself 
and his son, Pinhorn Mompesson, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres lying in the neighborhood of Murderer's creek, 
being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, 35 

Feb. 23. Petition of Augustine Graham, surveyor gen'l, for 
a patent to him and Alexander Griggs, for 1,200 acres of 
land at ye Old Man's creek, being part of the resumed 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 36 

Feb. 27. Petition of Rip Van Dam and others, praying a 
grant of 6,500 acres of land in the neighborhood of Mur- 
derer's creek, for a township, being part of the land for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, 37 

Feb. 27. Petition of Lancaster Symes, praying that a patent 



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Page. 
1710. may be granted to Mark Dusochoy, for two pieces of land 
on Staten Island, one containing about 80 acres, bounded 
on the east by the lot late of Sarah Cole, on the west by 
ye land of the said Mark Dusochoy, on the south by ye 
land late of Anthony Tys ; the other containing about 40 
acres, bounded on the east by ye land of Thomas Pearsall, 
on the west by ye lot of Peter Wynants, on the south by 
ye land of Mark Dusochoy, and northerly by ye sound 
between Staten Island and ye main, and about 20 acres of 
meadow, on the southwest side of Daniell's neck, 38 

Feb. 27. Petition of Ebenezer Willson and company, pray- 
ing a patent for 2,000 acres of land in the county of 
Orange, lying between the hills of Scoonemuck, being 
part of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 39 

March 2. Petition of Ebenezer Willson, for himself and the 
rest of the persons concerned in a tract of land called 
Minisinck, and Lancaster Symes, in behalf of himself and 
others concei'ned in that tract called Wawawanda, pray- 
ing that the surveyor general be directed to run and 
ascertain the south Avest limits of Capt. Evans' patent, ... 40 

March 2. Petition of Peter Barberie, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of land, lying on the southeast side of the 
Palts creek, being part of the tract formerly granted 
Capt. John Evans, 42 

March 2. Petition of Obadiah Hunt, in behalf of himself and 
company, praying a grant of 2,500 acres, out of the tract 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 43 

March 2. Petition of William Glencross, in behalf of himself 
and company, praying a grant of 3,000 acres, of the tract 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, _ 44 

March 4. Petition of William Peartree and others, praying a 
patent for 4,000 acres of land, beginning at the southeast 
corner of a small island, lying in the Palts creek, and 
on the southwest side of the land granted to Captain 
Matthews and company, and is in breadth upon the Palts 
river, on a strait line, one hundred and eighty-six chains, 
being part of the land formerly possessed by Capt. John 
Evans, 45 

March 6. Petition of William Peartree and others, praying 
a warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and lay out 
for them, 4,000 acres or thereabouts, of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 46 

March 7. Petition of John Barberie, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of land, beginning on the west side of Hud- 
son's river, at the south bounds of the Paltz patent, and 
runs along said river, on a strait line southerly one hun- 
dred chains, being part of the tract formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, with 47 

March 7. Warrant to the attorney general, for the draught- 
ing of letters patent, pursuant to the foregoing petition, . . 47 

March 7. Petition of Jon. Hasbroek and others, freeholders of 
the town of the New Palts, in the county of Ulster, pray- 
ing a grant and confirmation of some land settled and 



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1710. improved by them, and recently discovered to be not 

included in their patent, 48 

March 7. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, recommending that the 
owners of the adjoining lands be heard before the same 

is granted, 48 

March 7. Petition of Gerardus Beekman and others, praying 
a patent for 3,000 acres of land, adjoining the land of 
Wm. Peartree and company, being part of the land 

formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 49 

March 7. Petition of Charles Congreve, for 600 acres, out of 

the resumed land, formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 50 
March 13. Petition of Joost Paldinck, for 600 acres of the 

vacant land, lying in the High lands, 51 

March 14. Petition of Wm. Anderson, who stands seized in 
right of his wife, being one of the heirs of Major Nicholas 
DeMeyer, late of the city of New York, deceased, of two 
lots of land, one in Queens street in said city, the other 
in Harlem, praying a patent of confirmation for the same, 52 
March 14. Petition of Chas. Congreve, praying a patent for 
600 acres of land granted him on a former petition, begin- 
ning at the Stony point, to the south of Marsler's rock, on 
the west side of Hudson's river, and extends south along 

said river on a strait line, 31 chains, with 53 

The bounds of Capt. Congreve's land, 53 

March 2 1 . Petition of Robt. Read and others, for a license 
to purchase 4,000 acres of vacant land, in the county of 

Westchester, with bounds of the land, 54 

March 23. Petition of Thomas Lawrence, one of the execu- 
tors of the last will and testament of Thomas Lawrence, 
deceased, praying a warrant to the surveyor general, to 
survey four lots of land, lying on Hellgate neck, within 
the bounds of Newtown, in Queens county, on Long 

Island, 55 

March 24. Petition of Obadiah Hunt and others, praying a 
patent for 2,500 acres of land, granted upon a former 
petition, beginning at a certain small brook, called Tent 
brook, and extends along the said brook to the Palts 
river, and is in breadth on said river, on the north and 
south side of the said brook, sixty chains, being part of 

the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 56 

March 24. Petition of John Thomas, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres out of the resumed lands, formerly granted to 

Capt. John Evans, 57 

March 24. Petition of William Provoost and others, of the 
city of New York, praying a grant of 2,400 acres, out of 

the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 58 

March 24. Petition of Dirck Bensen, praying a grant of 1,000 
acres, out of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 

Evans, in Ulster county, 59 

March 24. Petition of Abraham DePeyster and others, pray- 
ing a grant of 8,000 acres of resumed lands, formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 60 



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Page. 
1710. March 24. Petition of Wm. Bond, for a grant of part of the 
resumed lands, formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
lying in the south part of said grant, beginning at ye 
northernmost bounds of Haverstraw ; thence running over 
the mountains northwest, till a due east line, running 
down to Hudson's river, will complete 600 acres of land, 01 

March 21. Petition of Lancaster Symes, for a patent of con- 
firmation, for two small houses and ground, in the city of 
New York, in the street formerly called the Cingle street, 
now called the Wall street, between the houses and 
ground late of Dirck Smith and Joost Kochuyt, contain- 
ing in breadth, on the north side towards said street, 
three rod seven feet and five inches, 62 

March 21. Report of Rip Van Dam and others, to whom the 
foregoing petition was referred, 62 

March 24. Warrant for a patent to Lancaster Syrnes, for the 
premises described in the last mentioned petition, 62 

March 25. Petition of Wm. Glencross and others, praying a 
patent for 3,000 acres of land, promised them upon a 
former petition, beginning at the run of water, on the 
west side of Hudson's river, to the southward of the Old 
Man's creek, and extends along Hudson's river to the said 
creek, one hundred and eighty chains, ' 63 

May 15. Petition of Aert Arrisen and others, for liberty to 
erect a mill on their land, in Kings county, at or near a 
place called Jan Martyn's hook or Wallaboght, 64 

May 23. Petition of John Vanhorn and others, owners of 
property fronting the harbour, in the city of New York, 
praying that the dock from Burger's path to Capt. Theo- 
bald's slip, fronting their lots, may be erected, and made 
a public landing place, 65 

Sept. 29. Bounds of the tract of land in the manor of Living- 
ston, in Dutchess county, on ye south of ye river called 
Roeloft Jansen's kill, and on ye east side of Hudson's 
river, conveyed by Robert Livingston to Gov. Hunter, hi 
trust for her majesty, for settling ye Palatines, 66 

[No date.] Memorial of the inhabitants of Jamaica, in Queens 
county, in relation to their meethig house and land belong- 
ing thereto, of which they have been, by force and violence, 
dispossessed, (2 copies,) 67-68 

Petition of Samuel Bayard, for an exclusive right of ferry 
between the southermost clifts of Tappaen and Ahasimus, 
the same to run from a place called Wiehake to New York 
Island, 69 

Oct. 19. Memorial and Petition of Nicholas Bayard, in rela- 
tion to a certain tract of land called Schohaars, containing 
about 4,000 acres, lying in the Maques country, about 40 
miles above Albany, near or adjoining to the first Indian 
castle, purchased under a special license, bearing date May 
16, 1694, and patented in 1695, which patent has been 
since vacated ; praying that the charges may be refunded 
or otherwise that the former patent be ratified and con- 
firmed, 70 

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1710. Nov. 18. Petition of the trustees of Hempstead, for an order 

to run out the line between that town and Oysterbay, ... 71 

Nov. 23. Petition of Margt. Magregory, widow of Patrick 
Magregory, deceased, praying relief in relation to a tract 
of land on the west side of Hudson's river, in Orange 
county, settled by her husband in his lifetime, of which 
she was dispossessed some time since by Capt. John Evans, 72 

Letter from Saml. Bayard to Mr. Whileman, deputy secre- 
tary, requesting a copy of the late secretary Matthew 
Clarkeson's will, together with the contents, limits and 
boundaries of his land which he holds by patents, either 
in company with others or particular to himself, also copy 
of a patent granted by Lord Cornbury to John Bronk, at 
Katskil, in the county of Albany, 73 

Nov. 27. Petition of the trustees of the burrough town of 
West Chester, for an order to survey and lay out the limits 
of the said town and burrough, and such of ye lines of 
the adjacent patents as may be necessary to demonstrate 
the claim of the petitioners and the encroachments made 
thereon, V4 

Nov. 27. Warrant to the surveyor general to survey the 
, bounds of West Chester as above, 75 

Petition of Jacob Rutsen and Cornelius Coel, in behalf of 
themselves and the rest of the inhabitants of Hurly, for a 
warrant to the surveyor general to run the division line 
between that town and Marbletown, and also to lay out 
the other lines of the said town of Hurly, 76 

Petition of John Pearsall, in relation to the surveying of a 
tract of meadow ground in Queens county, about which 
an action of ejectment brought by Robert Blackwell, the 
lessor, is now pending against the petitioner, 77 

Petition of James Fitchie, for a grant of ten acres of land, 
which he has settled and improved on Staten Island,. . . . 78 

Petition of Roger Mompesson, on behalf of himself and his 
son, Pinhorne Mompesson, praying a patent for 1,000 
acres of land, lying upon Murtherer's creek, about 8 Eng- 
lish miles from Hudson's river, being part of the land 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (see page 35,) ... 79 

Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, upon 
the foregoing petition, 80 

Petition of Robert Livingston, junr., and John Schuyler, for 
a grant of 800 acres of the land formerly granted to 
Godvredus Dalleus, two hundred acres thereof to be laid 
out at Fort Nicholson, two hundred acres on the road of 
the carrying place in the swamp, two hundred acres on 
the east side of the carrying place, on both sides of the 
wood creek, and the remaining two hundred acres on both 
sides of the wood creek at Fort Ann, all on the east side 
of Hudson's river, 81 

March 9. Inquisition of the sherhT of New York, stating 
what property George Sydenham and wife are possessed 

of, 83 

1711. March 29. Warrant to the attorney general, for a patent to 



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Page. 

1711. Mindert Scutt, for a certain parcel of land in the county 
of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, at Saw- 
yer's creek, containing 308 acres, 84 

April 25. Petition of Daniel Van Olinda, of the county of 
Albany, for a warrant to the attorney general, to prepare 
letters patent for a tract of woodland in said county, 
called by the Indians Dewaethoeiacocks, being on the 
south side of the Maquase river, bounded on the north by 
Colo. Renselaer's patent, to the west by Peter Hendrick 
De Haes, easterly along the said river by the Kahoos or 
great falls, containing 400 acres, more or less, 85 

Sept. 13. Petition of John Parcell, for a warrant directing 
the surveyor general to survey and lay out ye limits of 
his land in New Town, in Queens county, upon Long 
Island, according to his antient patent, and such other of 
ye adjacent patents as may be necessary to demonstrate 
his claim and ye encroachments made thereon, 88 

1712. Jan. 17. Petition of Samuel Staats, of the city of New York, 

praying a grant of a certain tract of vacant land in the 
county of Orange, beginning along the river side at a 
place called the Poeploops kill, to the Princes fall, and 
back into the woods from the said fall on a N. W. line to 
the foot of the high mountains, and thence along the said 
hills, and then with a S. E. line out of the woods to the 
said Poeploop's kill, with 87 

Jan. 24. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
in relation to the foregoing petition, and S7 

March 22. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land 
in Orange county, beginning on the west side of Hudson's 
river, against Anthony's nose, at ye mouth of a small 
runlet called by the Indians Ass in napaink, then up Hud- 
son's river as it runs, two hundred chains which is about 
4 chains north of Princes falls, together with a small 
rocky isle and a small piece of boggy meadow called John 
cantton huck, containing in all 400 acres ; also a small slip 
of land 4 chains broad on each side of a fall of water that 
falls into a small rnn that comes into Hudson's river, just 
below ye meadow at ye said John cantonhuck, surveyed 
for Dr. Samuel Stats, by Wm. Bond, dep. surveyor, 87 

April 7. Petition of Augustin Graham and Alexander Griggs, 
praying a patent for a tract of land in the county of Ulster, 
being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, now vacated and resumed, lying at the Old man's 
kill, 88 

May 8. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
upon the foregoing petition, 89 

[No date.] Petition of George Clarke and Leonard Lewis, 
for license to pui'chase 3,000 acres of vacant land in 
Dutchess Co., 90 

April 24. License to George Clarke and Leonard Lewis, to 
purchase 3,000 acres of vacant land, in Dutchess county, 91 

April 25. Petition of Nath : Britton and others, freeholders 
in the county of Richmond, praying not to be disturbed 



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Page. 
] 712. in the possession of their ancient patents, by adverse 

grants, 92 

May 1. Petition of Jacob Rutzen, of the county of Ulster, 
praying a patent to include several tracts of land in said 
county, of which he is at present possessed, 93 

May 1. Petition of Sebringth Brewer, owner of half of a 
hook of land, lying at a place called Gowanos, in ye 
township of Brookland, in Kings county, for a warrant to 
survey and lay out ye limits of said land, according to his 
antient patent and conveyances thereof; as likewise the 
land of Nicholas Brewer, adjoining thereto, and such 
other of the adjacent patents as may be necessary to 
demonstrate the petitioner's claim, and the encroachments 
made thereon, 94 

May 6. Petition of Henry Wileman and Henry Van Bael, 
for 3,000 acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, since vacated and resumed, 95 

June 30. Certificate of the land board, for 3,000 acres of 
land to Henry Wileman and Henry Van Bael, in the 
county of Ulster, on the east side of Paltz river, begin- 
ning at the southwest corner of the land of Rip Van 
Dam & Co., 97 

May 14. Petition of Harmen Jorise, praying a patent for a 
certain parcel of land, situate on ye north side of Staten 
Island, containing about 40 acres, and 4 acres of salt 
meadow, with a messuage or tenement thereon standing, 99 

May 3. Petition of William Bond, for a grant of 600 acres 
of land adjoining John Barberie's, on Hudson's river, in 
Ulster county, being part of Capt. John Evans' patent, 
now vacated and resumed, with 1 00 

May 13. Report of S. Staats and others, of the council, to 
whom the foregoing petition was referred, also 100 

May 15. Warrant to the surveyor general, to lay out for 
Wm. Bond, the land prayed for in the above petition, 
and 100 

June. Description of a survey of 600 acres of land, on the 
west side of Hudson's river, in Ulster county, laid out for 
Wm. Bond, Aug: Graham, sur. genl., [with draught,].. . 100 

May 20. Description of a survey of 154 acres of land, on 
Staten Island, beginning by the water side of Phillip 
Welles, laid out for Lambert Jansen Dortland, by Aug : 
Graham, survr. genl., 101 

May 30. Petition of John Macklain and Richard Winfield, 
praying patents for their lands, in Ulster county, being 
part of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 102 

May 31. Memorial of Derrick Johnson Hogheland, for 3,400 
acres of land, in Kings county, which is unjustly detained 
from him, by several of the inhabitants of said county,. . 102 

June 5. Petition of Hugo ffrere and others, for 2,000 acres 
of land, near adjoining to the.Pults line, at a place called 
the Platte kill, (Ulster Co.,) 103 

June 5. Petition of Jacob Ruttsen, of the county of Ulster, 



vol. v.] LAND PAPERS. 101 

Pago. 
1712. for 2,000 acres of the vacant land of said county, near the 

land of which he is already possessed, 104 

June 5. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the foregoing petition was referred, recommend- 
ing that it be granted, 104 

June 5. Petition of John Ruttsen and Jacob Bruyn, of the 
county of Ulster, in behalf of themselves and company, 
for 3,000 acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, lying contiguous to their improved lands, in said 
county, 105 

June 5. Report of A. DePeyster and others of the council, 
to whom the foregoing petition was referred, recommend- 
ing that the same be granted, 105 

June 6. Petition of Win. Bond, for a warrant to the attorney 
general, to draught letters patent, for 600 acres of land in 
the county, granted him upon a former petition, 106 

Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying on the 
north side of the Maquaes river, beginning at a small creek 
which runs into said river, called Dadanascarie, and 
extends down the said river on a straight line one hun- 
dred chains ; then north and west into ye woods two 
hundred chains, laid out for Hendrick and Hans Hansen, 
pursuant to warrant, dated 23 October, 1712, 106 

June 10. Petition of Henry Wilenian and Henry Van Bael, 
praying a warrant to the attorney general, to draught 
letters patents, for 3,000 acres of land in Ulster county, 
granted them on a former petition, being part of the lands 
formerly patented to Capt. John Evans, (see page 95,). . 107 

[No date.] Petition of Thomas Dongan and Walter Dongan, 
for warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and lay out 
several tracts of land, on Staten Island, formerly the 
estate of the late Earl of Lymerick, 108 

June 10. Petition of Jacob Rutsen, of the county of Ulster, 
r for a warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and lay 
out 2,000 acres of land, adjacent to his present possessions, 
in said county, 109 

June 10. Petition of John Macklain and Richard Winfield, 
for a warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and lay 
out some small tracts of lands on which they now live, in 
ye county of Ulster, being part of the resumed lands of 
Capt. Evans, 110 

June 5. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
to whom a former petition, of Macklain and Winfield, was 
referred, recommending that the same be granted, (see 
page 102,) Ill 

June 12. Warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and lay 
out the above mentioned land, 112 

June 12. Petition of Peter Johnson, for a grant of 500 ■ 
acres of land, lying to the northward of a small run of 
water, which runs into Hudson's river, to the southward 
of the Dance Chamber, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 113 



102 LAND PAPERS. [vol. v. 

Pago. 

1712. June 16. Report of committee of council, in favor of the 

above, 113 

June 10. Petition of John Rutsen and Jacob Bruyne, of the 
county of Ulster, for a warrant to the surveyor general, 
to survey and lay out 3,000 acres of the resumed lands of 
Capt. John Evans, lying to the southward of John Mack- 
lain, to the west of Capt. Matthews, and to the northward 
of William Peartree's, which was granted them on a 
former petition, with Ill 

June 10. Certificate of the land board for said land, and. ... 114 

June. Description of a survey of 3,510 acres of land, in 
Ulster county, called Shawongunge ; together with a 
small slip, containing 200 acres, laid out for John Rutsen, 
by Aug : Graham, survr. genl., [with draught,] 114 

June 13. Petition of John Rutsen and Jacob Bruyn, for a 
warrant to the attorney general, to draught letters patent 
for the same, 115 

June 16. Warrant to the attorney general for a patent to 
John Rutsen and Jacob Bruyn for the same, (2 copies,) . . 116 

[No date.] Description of the bounds of land, of the John 
Macklaine, 116 

June 16. Petition of Harmen Jorise, for a warrant to the 
surveyor general to survey and lay out 40 acres of land 
and 4 acres of meadow, on the north side of Staten Is- 
land, granted him on a former petition, 117 

May 22. Warrant to the attorney-general to prepare a patent 
to Harmen Jorise, 118 

June 18. Description of a survey of a small gore of land on 
the north side of Staten Island, in breadth on the north 
by the water side 45 rods, and runs into the woods by 
the line of the lots formerly laid out for Jno. Lee and An- 
nonias Turner, containing about 31 acres, also 4 acres of 
meadow near John Tunisson's neck, laid out for Harmen 
Jorisen by Aug. Graham, surveyor general, [with draught,] 119 

June 21. Certificate of the land board for the land above 
described, 120 

June 24. Petition of Mark Dusachoy of Staten Island, for 
two lots of vacant land on said island, containing about 
80 acres each, lying contiguous to the land on which he 
now resides, being bounded on the north by the water 
side, together with meadow proportionate to be laid out 
on the southwest side of Daniel's neck, 120 

Sept. Petition of several of the freeholders in the county 
of Richmond, praying not to be disturbed in the posses- 
sion of their lands by adverse grants, (see jmge 92,) 121 

Sept. 18. Petition of Hendrick Hansen of the city of Al- 
bany, praying a patent for about 100 acres of lowland 
lying on the north side of the Mohoggs river, beginning 
right over against the creek called Tinnondargece creek, 
thence westward along the north side of said river to Da- 
denoscarrie creek and back into the woods, 121 

Sept. 27. Memorial of Thomas Byerly in relation to the 



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Page. 

1712. patents for lands granted by the several governors, and 
the quit rents of the same, 123 

Oct. 8. Indian deed to George Clarke and Leonard Lewis 
for a certain tract of land in Dutchess county, to the north 
of the land of Runabout, Van Cortland, &c, at a place 
called Matapan, to the south side thereof, bounded on the 
west by John Casperses creek, 124 

Oct. 15. Petition of David Provoost, junior, for a warrant 
to the surveyor general, to survey and lay out a certain 
tract of land patented to him in company with John De 
Peyster and others by Gov. Nanfan, lying and being in 
county of Ulster, "boundeth, on the north by the corpora- 
tion line of Kingstown, south to that of John Evance, 
east to Hudson's river, and Avesterly to the limits of the 
Paltz," he being now the only surviving patentee, 124 

Oct. 20. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council 
upon the petition of Hendrick Hansen of Albany, submit- 
ting that the same may be safely granted, {see page 121,) 125 

Oct. 23. Petition of Richard Merrell, praying a patent for 
a certain tract of land on Staten Island granted him in 
1697, lying on both sides of a certain creek, on which he 
has built a mill, 125 

1713. April 2. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council 

to whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitting 

that the same may be safely granted, 125 

1712. Oct. 23. Warrant for the surveying of a tract of land on ye 
north side of ye Mohawks river for Hendrick Hansen, 
{seepages 121 and 125,) 125 

Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land upon the Mo- 
hacks river, laid out for Hendrick Hansen by Aug : Gra- 
ham, surveyor general, {seepage 106,) with 126 

Description of a subdivision of the same, equally between 
Hendrick and Hans Hensen, 126 

Oct. 23. Warrant for the surveying of a tract of land for 
David Provoost, {see page 124,) 127 

Petition of Peter McGregor, praying a patent for a small 
tract of land in Ulster county, assigned to him by Laird 
of Manivard and Major McGregory, out of the lands on 
which they settled, and afterwards held by the petitioner 
imder a lease from Capt. Jno. Evans, 128 

Nov. 15. Petition of the same for the same, describing the 
lands as follows : " All that the hill and land whereon 
the petitioner lives encompassed with a swamp, beginning 
where one Collum then lately lived, and so running along 
a swamp next the land on the one side, down to Hudson's 
river on ye other side, bounded by the said river on the 

• third side beginning at the end of said swamp, and run- 
ning to ye foot of ye upland till it comes to said Hudson's 
river, excluding ye morass," 128 

Oct. 2. Order of the court of chancery, directing a survey 
to be made of the lands in dispute between Thomas Lau- 
rence and William Hallett and others, 129 

Dec. 5. Report of a survey of Van Harlem's lott, and the 



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Page. 
1712 lot next adjoining called Adrian Dircksen's lot, pursuant 
to the foregoing order. Pieter Corteyou, surveyor, [with 

draught,] 130 

1713. Jan. 6. License to Solomon Davis, to purchase 1,000 acres 
of land in ye western division of ye province of New 
Jersey, 131 

Feb. 5. Petition of Robert Black well, for an order to the 
surveyor general to survey his land on Long Island, and 
also the land of John Parcell which adjoins thereto, and 
such other of the neighbouring patents as may be neces- 
sary to demonstrate his claim, {seepage 86,) with 132 

Feb. 29. Warrant to the surveyor general, pursuant to the* 
prayer of the foregoing petition, 132 

Feb. 9. Petition of Thomas Clark, for a patent of confirma- 
tion for a part of the wharf and dock fronting the river 
against his land on the east side of the slip at the end of 
"Wall street, whereof he stands seized by a grant from the 
corporation of the city of New York in 1692, and an- 
other part of said wharf adjoining thereunto on the east 
side, granted to him and Capt. Ebenezer Willson, by the 
said corporation in 1694, which together, make in length 
along the river or harbour 81 feet, with the privilege of 
loading and unloading goods, &c, on the same, by the 
name of Hunter's key, 136 

April 2. Warrant to the attorney general to prepare letters 
patent for John Belue and John Dove of Staten Island, 
to keep a ferry at a place called the Sand Bay to run from 
thence to New York, Long Island and other adjacent 
places, 137 

April 2. Petition of Mangle Johnson Roll and others, pray- 
ing a patent for 2,000 each, out of a tract of land pur- 
chased by John Mangle (their ancestor) of the Indians 
lying at Canastigione, in the county of Albany, on the 
other side of the river, beginning at the upper end of 
Rick Claesen land, and stretches along the river over a 
certain creek called Orskondaraogos, 138 

April 9. Petition of Elias Boudinott of ye city of New York 
for a warrant to the surveyor general to survey and lay 
out a certain tract of land in Kings county, according to 
his patent, and for ye better demonstration of his bounda- 
ries, to survey the limits and bounds of Flattbush, Bush- 
wick and Brookland, and such other of the adjoining 
patent as may be necessary, 139 

April 13. Petition of Leonard Lewis and John Cruger, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land in Dutchess county, {see 
page 124,) 140 

April 13. License to Elisha Parker and Adam Hude, of 
Woodbridge, N. J., to purchase 2,000 acres of land in said 
province from the Indians, in virtue of a deed from William 
Robinson, 141 

April 30. Warrant to the surveyor general to survey and lay 
out, for the Germans at Quasseck creek in ye county of 



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Page. 
1713. Ulster, such quantity of lands as they have petitioned for, 

in distinct parcels to each, 142 

May 8. Petition of Bartholomew ffeurt, of the city of New 
York, for a warrant to the attorney general to prepare 
letters patent for a lot of ground in said city, on the south 
side of Queens street, extending to the river, . 143 

May 27. Petition of Samuel Bayard in relation to the tract 
of land granted to his father in the county of Albany, 
called by the natives Scohaare, {seepage 70,) 144 

May 28. Warrant to the attorney general for a patent to 
Bartholomew ffeurt, of the city of New York, for a lot 
of ground in Queens street, in said city, {seepage 143,) . . 145 

June 18. Petition of Jacob Paitsen, of ye county of Ulster, 
praying a patent for several tracts of land formerly granted 
and conveyed to him, and 2,000 acres of vacant and unap- 
propriated land contiguous thereto, 146 

June 18. Warrant for a patent to Jacob Rutsen, for the last 
mentioned land, 146 

Copy of the boundaries of a certain parcel of vacant land 
and meadow ground lately granted by patent to Col. 
Jacob Rutsen, lying on the north side of the Walls or 
Paltz creek, contiguous and adjoining to his land called 
Guilford, _ 146 

June 12. Map of a tract of land adjoining Knightsfield, sur- 
veyed for Col. Jacob Rutsen, Win. Bond, deputy surveyor, 
(Wawarsing, Ulster county,) 147 

1712. June 12. Map of 1,165 acres of land, lying and being in the 

county of Ulster, contiguous and adjoining to a certain 
tract of land on the Palts river, belonging to Col. Jacob 
Rutsen, known by the .name of Guilford, (New Paltz, 
Ulster county,) 148 

[No date.] Draft of 831 acres of land within the purchase 
of Jacob Rutsen, in Ulster county, by Wm. Bond, 150 

Description of the boundaries of a certain tract of land laid 
out for Col. Jacob Ruttsen, lying contiguous and adjoin- 
ing to his land on the Paltz river, called Guilford, in the 
county of Ulster, as also another tract of land in the said 
county, lying within the purchase of s'd Jacob Ruttsen, 
containing, in all, 3,090 acres, 151 

1713. June 11. Petition of Solomon Du Bois and Lewis Du Bois, 

of ye county of Ulster, for a grant of 2,000 acres of the 
resumed land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans,. ... 153 

June 16. Letter from Gov. Hunter, in relation to the license 
for an Indian purchase, in ye names of Col. Cox, Mr. 
Gardner, &c, and the caveat entered against it, by Col. 
Morris, 154 

April 30. Warrant of survey, for Richard Merrell, for a cer- 
tain tract of land on Staten Island, lying upon both sides 
of a creek, (see page 1 25,) 155 

June 23. Description of a survey of 37 acres of land on Sta- 
ten Island, laid out for Richard Merrell, by Aug : Graham, 
surveyor general, [with draught,] 156 

Jane 25. Petition of Archibald Kennedy and Oliver Bayly, 
14 



106 LAND PAPERS. [vol. v. 

Page. 
1713. praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of 
Ulster, out of the resumed land formerly granted to Capt. 

John Evans, with 157 

June 27. Report of P. Schuyler and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, submitting that the prayer 
thereof may be safely granted, 157 

June 29. Certificate to the minister, churchwardens and ves- 
try of Saint Andrews, in the county of Richmond, for the 
stone church, called St. Andrew, and the tenement and 
lot of ground whereon it is built, situate and being on 
Karles neck, at the head of Fresh kill, with 158 

Description of the bounds and measure of said property,. . . 158 

June 29. Petition of Johannis Veder, of ye county of Albany, 
for license to purchase 60 acres of vacant land, lying 
behind ye meadow lands of Schonectady, with 159 

July 6. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitting 
that the same may be safely granted, 159 

July 17. License to Johannis Veder, to purchase the land 
mentioned in the last petition, 160 

July 2. Petition of Matthias De Mott, praying a patent for a 
tract of land in Ulster county, called Maskack, near Sho- 
wangungh, containing 710 acres, 161 

July 6. Warrant for letters patent to Richard Merrell, for a 
tract of land on Staten Island, [see page 155,) 162 

July 2. Petition of Hendrick Hansen, of ye city of Albany, 
and Hans Hansen, his son, praying letters patent for 2,000 
acres of land, on the north side of ye Mohocks river, laid 
out for them pursuant to a warrant issued upon a former 
petition, [see pages 106, 126,) with 163 

July 6. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
1 to whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitting 

that the same may be safely granted, 163 

July 17. Warrant for the draughting of letters patent, pur- 
suant to the prayer of the last petition, 164 

July 17. Certificate and patent to Hendrick and Hans Han- 
sen, for the same, 165 

July 8. Petition of Lancaster Symes, praying letters patent 
for a certain house and lot of ground in Dock street, in 
the city of New York, with 166 

Oct. 1. Warrant for letters patent, for the same, 166 

July 15. Petition of Peter Oblienis and others, in behalf of 
themselves and the rest of the freeholders and inhabitants 
of the town of New Harlem, in relation to a suit insti- 
tuted against them by the receiver general, " for great 
sums pretended to be due from the said inhabitants, whilst 
they held under the duke of York," 167 

July 10. Petition of Francis Harrison and company, praying 
for a patent for 5,000 acres of land, 170 

July 17. Petition of Henry Holland, in behalf of himself and 
other patentees of a tract of land above Albany, called 
Shenondohowah, for an order to the surveyor general to 
run out the westerly line of the boundaries of one Anthflny 



vol. v.] LAND PAPERS. 107 

Pago. 

1713. Van Schayck's land, it being the west line of the land of 
said petitioners, (2 copies,) 171 

July 21. Report of P. Schuyler and others, of the council, to 
whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitted that 

the same be granted, 171-2 

Oct. 1. Petition of Sam'l Bayard, in relation to the land called 

Scohaare, (see pages 70, 144,) 173 

Petition of Richard Merrell, for a warrant to the attorney 
general to prepare a draught of letters patent for land on 
Staten Island, (seepage 102,) 1 74 

April 1 8. Letter of Richard Merril, in relation to the above land, 174 

Bounds of Richard MerriPs land, 174 

Aug. 20. Petition of Myndert Schuyler and others, for a 
grant of 500 acres, out of the vacant land lying on both 
sides of the German's creek, in the county of Albany, to 
the northward of Col. Raenslar's line, 175 

Aug. 24. Letter from Myndert Schuyler to George Clarke, 
to obtain an order for the surveying of Johannis Vedder's 
grant of 60 acres, together with 60 acres which the Indians 
have given him, in addition thereto, (seepage 159, etseq.,) 176 

Aug. 25. Petition of Jacob Hendrickse Hasting, of the 
county of Richmond, for a grant of 20 acres out of the 
vacant land adjoining that at present in his possession, to 
make up the quantity of 165 acres, which he is entitled 
to by virtue of a patent granted to Thomas Carhart, with 178 

1714. April 16. Report of S. Staats and others, of the council, to 

whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitting 
that the same may be safely granted, 178 

1713. Aug. 27. Petition of Isaac De Peyster and others, for a 

warrant for the surveying of a tract of land purchased 
from the Indians in 1672, by Jan Hendrick Van Baal, 
lying near Schenectady, by ye kill or creek called by ye 
Indian name Tawalsoutha, otherwise ye Norman's kill, 
stretching from ye sandy hills northwest to an outhook of 
land, which it also includes, containing in length and 
breadth, on both sides ye kill, all the land as it lies in a 
square, with 179 

1714. April 16. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the coun- 

cil, to whom the foregoing petition was referred, submit- 
ting that the same be granted, 179 

1713. Sept. 25. Petition of Andries Coeymans, of the county of 
Albany, for a warrant to the surveyor general, to lay out 
several lots in the city of Albany, which were granted to 
Andries De Vos, his grandfather, 180 

Oct. 1. Petition of Samuel Bayard, for an enlargement of 
the order referring his former petition to a committee of 
council, to the end that he may be admitted to the proofs 
and allegations in said petition set forth, (see page 173,) 181 

Oct. 5. Petition of Wm. Appell, of the city of New York, 
in relation to a lot of ground in said city, to the south of 
Beavers path, between the fort and the lot of Jan Hevert- 
son, stretching on the north side along Beavers path,. ... 182 



VOLUME VI. 



1713-1718 



Page. 

1713. Oct. 8. Petition of Charles Mott and others, for a "warrant 

to the surveyor general, to survey and lay out a tract of 
land in the county of Orange, granted to Michael Haw- 
den and Daniel Honan, in 1696, the one equal undivided 
moiety of which they have lately purchased from the 
executors of Michael Hawden, deceased, 1 

Oct. 8. Warrant to the surveyor general, to survey the land 
mentioned in the foregoing petition, 2 

Oct. 29. Petition of Peter Van Brugh, of ye city of Albany, 
for license to purchase 600 acres of vacant land in the 
Mohaeks country, 3 

Oct. 29. Petition of Lawrence Claese and Hendrick Vro- 
man, for license to purchase 400 acres of vacant land, 
lying in the county of Albany, on ye Norman's creek, 
near the north line of ye Manor of Renselaerwick, 4 

Nov. 18. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the counsel, 
upon the petition of Samuel Bayard, (see vol. 5, 181,) . . . 5 

Nov. 19. Petition of Robert Livingston, of the county of 
Albany, praying a confirmatory patent for the Manor of 
Livingston, with the privilege that the freeholders of said 
manor may elect and return one deputy or representative 
to sit in the General Assembly, 6 

Petition of Francis Harrison and others, for a warrant to 
the surveyor general, to survey 5,000 acres out of the 
resumed land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, with 8 

Nov. 23. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the foregoing petition was referred, recommend- 
ing that the same be granted, and 8 

1714. April 10. Warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and 

lay out the said land, 8 

Form of a grant of a township, (no place,) 9 

March 24. Petition of Jonathan Whitehead, John Smith and 
Joseph Sackett, justices of the peace, in Queens county, 
praying the renewal of an order of council concerning 
the boimds of Newtown, 10 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 109 

Page. 
1714. April 3. Petition of Johannes Schuyler, of ye city of Albany, 
for 2,000 acres of the resumed land of Domine Delius, in 
the county of Albany, 11 

April 9. Petition of Adam Vrooman, of Schenectady, for a 
license to purchase 340 acres of land adjoining upon the 
small creek that runs from the hills into Scohare river, on 
the northeast side thereof, on the southeast side it is 
bounded by Schohaare river, and on the southwest side 
and northwest side by the hills called Onitstagrawae, 12 

April 10. License to Adam Vrooman, to purchase the land 
last mentioned, 13 

April 10. Warrant of survey for Adam Vrooman, for the 
same, 14 

April 10. Warrant of survey for Johannis Vedder, of ye 
county of Albany, for a small tract of vacant land, con- 
taining 120 acres, lying behind ye meadow land of Sche- 
nectady, beginning about 600 yards south of Poenties kill, 15 

1713. May 15. Petition of Cornelis Van Texell and others, the 

children and heirs of Jan Cornelis Van Texel, deceased, 
for a warrant of survey to lay out on Long Island, a tract 
of land called Crap meadow, 16 

1714. April 16. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 

to whom the foregoing petition was referred, submitting 
that the same be granted, 16 

April 1 9. Answer of Anthony van Schaick, of Albany, to the 
petition of Henry Holland, (see vol. 5, page 171,) with.. . 17 

April 19. Bounds of the land of Anthony Van Schaick, being 
to the north and above the town of Albany, and is com- 
monly called and known by the name of the Half Moon, 1 7 

April 22. Warrant of survey, for Cornelis Van Texell and 
others, for a certain tract of land called Crap meadow, 
situated on Long Island, in Suffolk county, (see page 16,) 18 

1713. Nov. 18. Petition of Myndert Schuyler and others, for 

license to purchase 500 acres of vacant land, lying on 
both sides of ye Norman's creek, in ye county of Albany, 
to ye northward of Coll. Renselaer's line, with 19 

1714. April 16. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 

to whom the same was referred, submitting that license 

be granted, and . . . , 19 

April 22. License to Myndert Schuyler, to purchase the said 

land, 19 

1712. June 10. Petition of Hugo ffrere and others, of New Parts, 
in ye county of Ulster, for a warrant of survey, for 2,000 
acres of land, near or adjoining to ye Palts line, at a place 
called ye Piatt kill, (see vol. 5, p. 103,) 20 

June 12. Warrant of survey for Hugo ffrere, for the last 

mentioned land, 21 

1714. May 3. Description of a survey of 1,200 acres of land, lying 
about six miles to ye westward of Hudson's river, on both 
sides of ye Piatt kill, in the county of Ulster, laid, out for 
Hugo ffrere, by John Beatty, dep. survr., [with draught,] 22 

Petition of Stevanus Groesbeck and John Dunbar, for license 
to purchase a certain tract of vacant land and meadow 



110 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vt. 



1714. ground, up Schohare creek, about one English mile from 
the Mohaques castle, on the same side of the creek whereon 
the said castle stands, about the quantity of 500 acres,.. . 23 

May S. Petition of Meyndert Schuyler and others, for a grant 
of 10,000 acres, out of the land formerly granted to 
Nicholas Bayard, lying in the county of Albany, and 
commonly known by the name of Scohare, since resumed 
by an act of assembly, with 24 

May 25. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
submitting that the same be granted in one square plot, 
on u or either or both sides of the creek," 24 

June 3. Warrant of survey for Meyndert Schuyler and 
others, for the last mentioned land, 25 

May 28. Petition of Abraham Cuyler and others, of the city of 
Albany, for confirmation of a gift, from the native owners 
of the land at Skohere, of a certain tract of land there, 
lying and being on the west side of Sckoharie creek, 
containing in length by the said creek, about one mile, 
beginning on the north by a stone mountain, called by 
the natives Onekeedsienos, and so from thence up the 
said creek to a certain small run of water, called Nets- 
taghcokaarawe Caghsoone, containing in breadth from 

the said creek into the woods, one mile, with 26 

1710. July 19. Indian deed to Abraham Cuyler and others, for the 

same, 26 

1714. June 10. Petition of Sam: Staets and Rip Van Dam, for 
license to purchase 2,000 acres each, out of the vacant 
land, in the county of Albany, at a place called Foxes 
creek, with 27 

Nov. 8. Report of R. "Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, submitting that license be 
granted, 27 

June 10. Petition of Johannes Vedder, of the county of 
Albany, praying a patent for 120 acres of land, laid out 
for him behind ye meadow land of Schenectady, beginning 
about six hundred yards to ye southward of a kill or 
creek, known by the name of Poenties kill, (see vol. 5, p. 
176,) 28 

June 12. Certificate of land board, to Johannes Yedder, for 
the last mentioned land, 29 

June 12. Warrant for the draughting of letters patent, for 
the same, 30 

June 12. Petition of Eldert Tymensen and Cornelius Christi- 
ansen, of ye county of Albany, for license to purchase 600 
acres of vacant land, adjoining their farms, at a place 
called Rosendale, near Conestigione, in said county, with 31 

July 15. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, submitting that license 
be granted, 31 

June 12. Petition of Meyndert Schuyler and others, praying 
a warrant of survey for 500 acres of land, lying on both 
sides of the Norman's kill, in the county of Albany, and 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. Ill 

Page. 
1714. called in the Indian language Annachque, beginning to 

the northward of Col. Renselaer's line, {see page 19,) ... . 32 

June 12. "Warrant of survey for the land last mentioned... . . 33 

July 12. Petition of Adam Vrooman, of Schenectady, pray- 
ing for 600 acres of the reserved lands, at Schohare, 
beginning at a small run of water, coming from a white 
pine swamp, and running into Schohare river, which is 
the westermost bounds thereof, and from where the said 
run comes into Schohare river, it is bounded southerly by 
said river as it runs, until it comes to another small run 
of water, which runs on the northeast part of the hills 
called Onitstagrawae, and is the easterly bounds thereof, 
{see page 1 2,) with 34 

August 23. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the 
council, to whom the same was referred, submitting that 
a patent be granted, 34 

August 26. Warrant for the draughting of letters patent, for 
Adam Vrooman, for the land last described, 36 

Sept. 5. Clerk of ye council! and secretaries ffees, &c, about 
passing ye patent for Adam Vrooman, amounting to £13, 37 

June 16. Warrant to the attorney general, to prepare a confir- 
mation for John Gardiner, of the release of the quit rent of 
Gardiner's Island, granted by Govt. Lovelace, (2 copies.) 33 

June 17. Petition of George Lockstadt, on behalf of him- 
self and the rest of the Germans settled near Quassaick 
creek, upon Hudson's river, praying for a grant of a 
proportionable quantity of meadow ground, out of that 
lying vacant, at the distance of an English mile behind 
their lots, upon the west side of the river aforesaid, in 
Lister county, 39 

[Xo date.] Petition of Phillip Schuyler, praying a patent for 
a tract of land, conveyed to him by deed of gift, from the 
Maquas Indians, 40 

June 1 7. Petition of Phillip Schuyler, of the city of Albany, 
for a license to purchase 2,000 acres of land, bounded 
north by a piece of woodland, belonging to Cornelius 
Switts ; on the east by the west bounds of Cannistagajone, 
and the south by the north bounds of the town of Schen- 
ectady, 41 

1711. July 17. Indian deed to Phillip Schuyler, for the land de- 
scribed in the last petition, 42 

1714. June IS. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom was referred the petition of Gysbert Mereellis, 
of Schenectady, for confirmation of lands, recommending 
the granting of the same, 43 

June 23. Certificate of land board to Guysbert Mereellis, for 
a certain great island called Joris Aertse Island, in ye 
Maquaes river, above Schenectady, between Scotia and ye 
land called Claes Graenen's hoock, containing about 30 
acres ; together with a house lot in ye town of Schenec- 
tady, having to ye north and west the High street, being 
a corner lot ; as also all these small islands which he about 
the said great island, in the boght or bay, between the 



112 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 
1714. hook aforesaid and Scotia, on ye north side of said river, 
excepting only two islands within the said bounds, one 
whereof is called Cruisbesse Island, and ye other Spiten- 
divel ; and 6 acres of land upon ye maine, on the other 
side of the river, abutting on the east side of the land 
called Claes Graenen's land, 44 

June 23. Warrant for a patent to Gysbert Marcellis, for the 
island last described, 45 

July 10. Certificate of land board to Francis Harrison and 
others, for certain tract of land in Ulster county, bounded 
on the north by Andrew flblk's land, and ye nine German 
families, on the west, and north by land unsurveyed, and 
on the east by Hudson's river, containing 5,000 acres, ... 48 

July 10. Warrant for a patent to Francis Harrison and others, 
for the land last described, 49 

July 15. Petition of Jannetie Cregier, widow, praying a 
patent of confirmation for a tract of land at Cannastagione 
situate between two creeks, abutting upon the Maquas 
river over against Great Island, with wood land opposite 
the same on the other side of the river, 50 

July 15. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the coun- 
cil, to whom the foregoing petition was referred, recom- 
mending that the same be granted, 51 

Aug. 5. Warrant of survey for the woodland prayed for by 
Jannetie Cregier, in the last mentioned petition, 52 

Aug. 5. Petition of Margaret Mackgregory, widow of Maj. 
Patrick Mackgregory, concerning a tract of land at the 
Murtherer's creek in Ulster county, purchased by her hus- 
band in his life time, under a license from Gov. Dungan, 
praying to be allowed to congregate the native proprie- 
tors yet remaining alive before the magistrates of that 
county, and other christian evidences to certify the limits 
of said land, with 53 

Report of P. Schuyler and others of the council, upon the 
same, 53 

Aug. 5. Petition of John, Thomas and Walter Dongan and 
others, for 2,000 acres each of the lands formerly patented 
to Capt. John Evans, but since vacated and resumed, ... 54 

April 8. Petition of Samuell Babbington of the city of Al- 
bany, praying a patent, and that a warrant of survey may 
issue in order thereto, for a certain flat or piece of plain 
land lying upon the south side of the Maquaes river about 
24 English miles above ye town of Schenectady, common- 
ly called and known by the name of Robert's flat, and in 
ye Indian language Stragrogoha, stretching from the said 
river to the foot path over the Tuchtanvendase hill, to- 
gether with an island in the said river over against the 
said land, all of which was purchased from the native 
proprietors by Robert Sanders, through whom the peti- 
tioner derives his title, with, 55 

Aug. 1 9. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred recommending that a 
warrant be issued accordingly, 55 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 113 

Page. 
1714. Aug. 19. Warrant of survey for the land last described, 56 

July 8. Petition of George Lockstadt, on behalf of himself 
and the rest of the Germans settled near Quassaick creek 
upon Hudson's river, praying a patent for the land laid 
out for them in ye county of Ulster, according to the sev- 
eral allotments expressed in the survey of the same, with 57 

Oct. 20. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
upon the same, and 57 

Aug. 12. Order of council for a patent to George Lockstadt 
and others, for the same, 57 

1713. Nov. 18. Petition of Robert Milward, praying that 1,500 

acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
may be surveyed and laid out for him pursuant to a grant 
from Gov. Ingoldesby, with 58 

1714. Aug. 17. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the coun- 

cil, upon the same, 58 

Aug. 19. Warrant of survey for 1,500 acres of land lying in 
the rear of the land laid out for Francis Harrison & Co., 
for Robert Milward, 59 

Draught of the last mentioned land, by W. Bond, 60 

July 29. Petition of Cornelius Seberingh, for a grant of 1,500 
acres out of the resumed lands in the counties of Ulster 
and Orange, with 61 

Aug. 17. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
upon the same, 61 

Aug. 19. Warrant of survey for the last mentioned land,. . . 62 

Aug. 25. Petition of Cornelius Van Brunt, for a grant of 
1,500 acres near or contiguous to the lands granted Corne- 
lius Sebering, with 63 

Sept. 9. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
upon the same, and 63 

Sept. 9. Warrant of survey for the same, 63 

Aug. 26. Certificate of land board to Adam Vrooman, for 
600 acres of" land at Schohare, (seepage 34, et seq.,) 64 

Aug. 3. Petition of Andries Coeymans of the manor of Ren- 
selaarswyck, in the county of Albany, praying a confirma- 
tion of a certain tract of land, beginning at Peter Bronks 
creek, or the creek of Coxhacks, including the same on 
the west side of Hudson's river, thence up along the said 
river to about the middle of Jan Ryersen's Island, to a 
small run of water, thence up into the woods west, and by 
north 12 miles, being the north bounds of said land, the 
southern bounds beginning at the mouth of the said Peter 
Bronk's creek, up the same as it runs to Coxhacks, and 
thence up into the woods due west until it makes from 
the mouth of said creek 12 miles, from which last station a 
straight line goes to the west end of the north bounds, with 65 

Aug. 25. Report of S. Staats and others of the council, upon 
the same, ■ • • 65 

Aug. 26. Warrant for a patent of confirmation to Andries 
Coeymans for the land last described, 66 

Sept. 7. Clerk of ye council and secretary's fees about pass- 
ing ye confirmation for Andries Coeymans, £6 11.6, 67 

15 



X14 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 
17 14. Aug. 26. Warrant to the surveyor general to lay out for 
Lewis Morris and others, 5,000 acres of land lying on 
both sides of Old Man's creek in Ulster county, near 
Hudson's river being part of ye lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, 68 

Aug. IV. Petition of Dirick Bensing, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of land lying between the south limits of the land 
granted to Doct. Samuel Staats, and the south side of 
the Dunder Bergh, being part of the resumed lands for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, with 69 

Aug. 17. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
upon the same, and 69 

Sept. 9. Warrant of survey for the same, 69 

Sept. 22. Petition of Dirck Wesselse, for license to purchase 
2,000 acres out of a tract of land granted in 1697 to the 
petitioner in company with William Pinhorne and others, 
but since vacated and resumed, lying upon the Mohaques 
river above a place commonly known by the name of 
Orathbe, beginning from a place called by the natives 
Owwendroen, 70 

Sept. 22. Petition of Evert Bancker, for license to purchase 
2,000 acres out of the tract of land last described, 71 

Sept. 28. Petition of Peter Livingston and others, for license 
to purchase 6,000 acres of land on the south side of the 
Mohoggs river about a mile and a half above Fort Hun- 
ter, beginning at a creek called Oghrachkee, stretching 
along the river westward, to a place called by ye natives 
Tepitsaghrove, being a small stony hill that comes into 
the river, 72 

Oct. 17. Petition of Samuel Staats, for two several war- 
rants of survey for two tracts of land, one lying on ye 
west side of Hudson's river in ye county of Albany over 
against Claverack, extending along the shore of the said 
river north and south fromye land of Peter Broncks to 
ye meadows by ye corner or neck of ye main land lying 
behind Barents Island called Mackawameck, and running 
in breadth westerly into the woodland to Katts kill road 
or path ; which land was called Loonenburgh ; the other 
lying on Hudson's river in Dutchess county, and called 
by ye Indians Eaquaquanessinck, with 73 

Oct 7. Warrant of survey, for the land known as Loonen- 
burgh, and such of the adjoining patents as may be 
necessary, to demonstrate the encroachments thereon, ... 73 

Oct. 21. Petition of Robert Mil ward, praying a patent for a 
tract of land, surveyed and laid out for him, pursuant to 
a warrant issued upon a former petition, the return 
whereof is hereunto annexed, {see page 58, et seq.,) 74 

Oct. 16. Description of a survey of 1,500 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, on ye west side of Hudson's river, 
being part of the resumed lands of Capt. John Evans, 
adjoining on the north side to the land of Francis Harri- 
son & Co., laid out for Robert Milward, by Wm. Bond, 
dep. survr., [with draught,] and 74 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 115 

Page. 
1714. Oct. 21. "Warrant for a patent to Robert Milward for the 

same, 74 

Oct. 14. Petition of John Collins, of ye city of Albany, 
and others, for license to purchase a tract of vacant 
meadow land, lying on the west side of the Maquas river, 
about 2 English miles above Fort Hunter, beginning by 
the river side, at a creek called Yondutdenoghschare, at 
the uppermost bounds of the land lately patented to 
Hendrick Hansen, and runs up along the said river, to 
the further side of a creek, called by the Indians Oghre- 
gehhoonge, by the Christians the Canada kill ; together 
with the said creek and the woodland lying behind the 
said meadow, containing in all 2,000 acres, with 75 

Oct. 22. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
upon the same, 75 

Oct. 25. License to John Collins, to purchase the land last 
described, 76 

Oct. 31. Letter of Phillip Schuyler to Mr. Wildman, in 
relation to a deed of gift from the Indians, of a tract of 
land, dated at Schenectady, (see page 40, et seq.,) 77 

Nov. 3. Petition of Meyndert Schuyler and others, praying a 
patent for 10,000 acres of land, at Schohare, laid out for 
them, pursuant to a warrant issued upon a former peti- 
tion, (see page 24,) 78 

Nov. 3. Warrant for a patent to Meyndert Schuyler and 
others, for the last mentioned land, 79 

Nov. 10. Clerk of ye council and secretary's fees, &c, about 
passing ye patent for Meyndert Schuyler & Co., for land 
at Schohare, 80 

Nov. 3. Petition of Meyndert Schuyler, Arent Van Petten 
and John Dellemont, praying a patent for 500 acres of 
land, lying in ye county of Albany, on both sides of ye 
Norman's kill, beginning to ye north of the line of Killian 
Van Renselaer, (see pages 32, 33,) 81 

Oct. 13. Description of a survey of the land referred to in 
the foregoing petition, laid out for Meyndert Schuyler 
and others, by Nicholas Schuyler, dep. survr., [with 
draught,] 82 

Nov. 3. Certificate of land board to Meyndert Schuyler and 
others, for the last mentioned land, ■. 83 

Nov. 3. Warrant for a patent to Meyndert Schuyler and 
others, for the same, 84 

Nov. 10. Clerk of ye council and secretaries' fees &c, about 
passing ye patent for Meyndert Schuyler and others, for 
the same, 85 

Nov. 2. Petition of John Collins, of ye city of Albany, and 
others, for a warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land, 
lying on the west side of the Maquas river, about 2 
English miles above Fort Hunter, (2 copies,) (see page 
75, et seq.,) 86 

Nov. 4. Warrant of survey for John Collins and others, for 
the last mentioned land, 87 



116 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 

1714. Petition of John Collins and others, in relation to the plan 

to be observed in laying out the same, 88 

Description of the bounds of the land on the North side of 
the Maquaes river, purchased and granted to Mr. John 
Collins & Co., and divided between the said John Collins, 
Margaret Collins his wife, and Edward Collins his son, 
according to his excellency's warrant, 89 

Draught of 2,000 acres of land, on the north side of the 
Maquaes river, as divided between John, Margaret and 
Edward Collins, Phillip Verplank, dep. surveyor, 90 

Nov. 4. Petition of John Collins and others, praying a 
patent for the same, 91 

Nov. 4. Warrant for a patent to John Collins and others, 
for the same, 92 

Oct. 22. Petition of Robert Walter, of the city of New 
York, and others, for license to purchase a tract of vacant 
land, lying and being in or nigh the county of Albany, on 
the north side of the Mohaks river, beginning at a 
creek, called by the natives Oghregehhoonge, and by the 
Christians the Canida's creek ; thence up the said river 
westward, as it runs to a certain kill, called Anthony's 
Neus, whose point comes into the said river, and so up into 
the woods on both sides, till it makes 6,000 acres of land, 
with 93 

Nov. 8. Report of S. Staats and others, of the council, upon 
the same,. 93 

Nov. 3. Warrant for a patent of confirmation, to Ryer Scher- 
merhorn, for a certain tract of land beginning at the 
Maquas river, by the town of Schannectady, and runs 
thence westerly on both sides up the river, to a certain 
place, called by the Indians Canaquariveny, being reputed 
3 Dutch miles or 1 2 English miles ; and from the said 
town, down the river one Dutch or four English miles, to 
a kill called the Ael place, and runs into the woods, to 
the distance of one mile, on each side of the river, 94 

Nov. 11. License to Robert Walter and others, to purchase 
6,000 acres of land, (see page 93,) (2 copies,) 95 

1715. Oct. 27. Order in council, that the foregoing license be en- 

larged for another year, 95 

1714. Nov. 11. License to Samuell Staats and Rip Van Dam, to 
purchase 2,000 acres each, at a place called Foxes creek, 
in ye county of Albany, 96 

Nov. 16. Warrant to the surveyor general, to survey and 
lay out the town of Schenectady, and also the several and 
particular lots or parcels of land within ye said town, ... 97 

Nov. 13. Petition of A. DePeyster and others, for license to 
purchase a tract of vacant land, lying on ye north side of 
ye Maquaes river, near Kanajora, in ye county of Albany, 
with 98 

Nov. 18. Report of S. Staats and others, of the council, 
upon the same, 98 

Dec. 2. License to A. De Peyster and others, to purchase 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 117 

Pago. 

1714. the quantity of 2,000 acres each, of land near Kanajora, 

on ye north side of ye Maquaes river, (2 copies,) 99 

Nov. 18. Petition of Henry Wileman, for a warrant of sur- 
vey, for a certain tract of land in ye county of Orange, 
granted in 1697, to Benjamin Corse, and conveyed by 
him to the petitioner, 100 

Nov. 19. Warrant of survey for Henry Wileman, for a 
certain tract of land in Orange county, called Ramepogh, 
lying upon Pompton creek, about twenty miles above ye 
mouth of said creek, where it falls into Pequaneck river, 
being a piece of low land, lying at ye forks, on ye west 
side of ye creek, containing about twelve or fifteen acres, 
and going down said creek for ye space of 6 or 7 miles, 
to a small run, running into said creek out of a small 

lake, several small'p lying on both sides of said creek, 

computed in all about 90 or 100 acres, with upland ad- 
joining thereunto, to ye quantity of 1,200 acres, ^101 

Dec. 10. Petition of Peter Schuyler and others, for license 
to purchase a tract of land lying upon the Maquaes river, 
above a place commonly known by ye name of Orachkee, I 
fowmerly granted to William Pinhorne and others, but 
since vacated and resumed, with 102 

Dec. 14. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
upon the same, and 102 

Dec. 16. License to Peter Schuyler and others, to purchase 
2,000 acres each, on the south side of the Maquaes river, 102 

1715. March 17. Petition of Eldart Thymesen, of Canistagayone, 

in the county of Albany, for license to purchase 6 or 700 
acres of woodland, at that place adjoining his lowland, 
and running up into the woods to that of Kilian Van 
Renslaer, 103 

March 17. Petition of Francis Salisbury, for license to pur- 
chase 1,000 acres of vacant land, lying at a place called 
by ye Indians Teteachkie, upon Katskill creek, in ye 
county of Albany, 104 

March 24. Order from the King, for a grant to Gregory 
Gougeon, of a plantation in the province of New York, 
acquired by Elias Cothonneau, deed., who left it to his 
brother, William Cothonneau, 105 

March 31. Petition of John Thompson Vos, of the city of 
New York, for 500 acres of land, lying to ye northward 
of a small run of water which runs into Hudson's river, 
to ye southward of ye Danse chamber, being part of the 
resumed lands formerly granted to Cajjt. Jno. Evans, 106 

March 31. Petition of Elizabeth Regnier, widow, for a war- 
rant of survey for " all that one full moiety, or one half 
part of a certain piece or parcel of land, lying under 
Bushwick, in Kings county, between Francis Titus and 
Jacob Bobine, called by ye name of Coycole farm ; and 
also, one half of one other piece of meadoAV land, con- 
taining about 10 acres, lying between Peter Pral's land 
and Hannah Falcot's ; and also, another piece of land at 
Bushwick, aforesaid, bounded eastward by the land of 



118 LAND PAPERS. [vol. yi. 

Page. 
17 15. said Francis Titus, and westward by the town aforesaid, 

containing 14 acres," with 107 

April 28. Warrant of survey for the same, 107 

April 21. Petition of Abraham Staats, of Albany, for a war- 
rant to survey and lay out 400 acres, adjoining the north 
line of a neck of land containing 200 acres, now in his 
possession, called Ciskhekainck, on ye north side of 

Claverack, on ye east side of Hudson's river, 108 

April 21. Petition of Cornelius Seberingh and others, for 
license to purchase 6,000 acres of land, being part of a 
patent formerly granted to Mr. Delius and others, now 

resumed, 109 

May. 5. Petition of John Petersen Mebie, of Schenectade, 
for license to purchase 80 acres of the land known as 
Kadarode, adjoining 80 acres of said land which he holds 
by patent, on the east side of Tionondorogoes creek ; and 
also, 120 acres of the same, adjoining 80 acres which he 
holds by patent, on the west side of said creek, with. ... 110 
May 12. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 

upon the same, 110 

May 11. Petition of Evert Van Ness, praying a patent of 
confirmation for 220 acres of land, lying at Konistagajone, 
on ye south side of the river, beginning from ye mouth 
of a certain creek called Schirluyns kill, and ranges east- 
ward along the said river to another creek, called Stoney 
creek, which comes out into the great rift above the land 
of Cornelius Claesen, and so backward southerly between 
the said creeks to ye northermost bounds of the manor of 

Renselaerwick, with Ill 

Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, upon 

the same, Ill 

May 16. Petition of Henry Holland and others, for a war- 
rant to run the east bounds of a certain tract of land in 
the county of Albany, called Shenondohawah, which is 
the west bounds of one Anthony Van Schaick's land, with 

another 112 

1713. July 17. Petition of Henry Holland and others, in relation 

to the same, (see page 17,) 112 

1715. May 17. Warrant of survey to run the line referred to in 

the foregoing petition, 113 

May 26. Petition of John Macklain, praying a patent for 
300 acres of land, lying on the north side of Shawan- 
gonck creek, bounded on the southwest by the land laid 
out for Soveraigne Tenhout, south by the creek aforesaid, 
east by a small run which flows into Shawangonck creek, 

and northwest by lands not yet laid out, with 114 

May 30. Draught of certificate to John Macklain, for the 

same, 114,115 

May 31. Petition of John Peterson Mebie, (see page 110,) . 116 
May 31. Warrant to the surveyor general, to survey the 
several tracts of land on both sides of Tionondoroques 
creek, in order to a determination petition of John Peter- 
son Mebie, (see page 110,) .. < 117 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 119 

Page. 
1715. June 6. Petition of Hugo ffrere, senr., and others, praying a 
patent for 1,200 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 
part of the re-assumed land of Capt. John Evans, lying 
about six miles westward of Hudson's river, on both 
sides of ye Piatt kill, that watereth out into ye Paltz 
river by the land of Solomon Duboys, bounded to ye 
northeast by or near by the southwest bounds of New 
Paltz, and having for its other bounds the King's woods, 

(see page 20,) with 118 

June 28. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 

upon the same, .... 118 

June 30. Certificate to Hugo ffrere and others, for the last 

mentioned land, 119 

June 30. Warrant for a patent to Hugo ffrere, for the same, 120 
June 23. Petition of Archibald Kenedy, for a warrant of 
survey for 2,000 acres, out of the re-assumed lands of 

Capt. John Evans, 121 

June 23. Petition of John Crook, senr., and others, for a 
grant of 6,000 acres out of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, lying on ye Paltz creek, in ye county 

of Ulster, 122 

June 30. Petition of Servas ffleeraboom, on behalf of Johan- 
nes Johnson and others, children of Peter Johnson, de- 
ceased, for 300 acres of land, lying north of a small run 
which comes into Hudson's river south of the Dance 
chamber, being part of the tract formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, lying with the bounds of the lands of 
Francis Harrison and comp., but excepted and reserved 

out of his patent, (see page 106 ?) 123 

June 30. Warrant of survey for Servas Fleeraboom, for the 

last mentioned land, > 124 

June 30. Petition of Maudlene Rosecrants and Marinus Van- 
nakin, of Rochester, in ye county of Ulster, for a war- 
rant of survey for a tract of land lying on the south side 

of ye Rondout creek, in the town aforesaid, 125 

May 11. Petition of Evert Van Ness, (see page 111,) with 

report, 126 

July 19. Warrant of survey for Evert Van Ness, for a tract 

of land at Kanistagaione, in the county of Albany, 126 

Aug. 11. Petition of Archibald Kennedy, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of land, being part of the resumed land of 
Capt. Evans, in the county of Ulster, (see page 121,) .. . 127 
July 14. Petition of Cornelius Van Brunt and others, for a 
grant of 6,000 acres of the resumed lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, on the west side of Hud- 
son's river, adjoining the north bounds of the lands of 

Mr. Beard & Co., with 128 

Aug. 1 1 . Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 

on the same, 128 

Sept. 15. Warrant of survey for Cornelius Van Brunt and 
others, for the 6,000 acres prayed for in the foregoing 
petition, 129 



120 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 
1715. Oct. 1. Warrant for a patent of confirmation to Robert Liv- 
ingston, for the Manor of Livingston, and 130 

The same, 131 

Oct. 1 9. Warrant of survey, for Peter Fauconnier and others, 
for a tract of land beginning at the north bounds of the 
land of Richard Sackett, in Dutchess county, and runs 
south to Wimpoting, and so to the southeast corner of said 
land, and thence easterly to the colony line of Connecticut, 
and thence northerly, by the said line and Wiantenuck 
river, to the south bounds of the land purchased by John 
Spragg & Co., at Owassitanuck, thence westerly to the 
southwest corner thereof, thence to ye manor of Living- 
ston, and by the south bounds thereof, unto the lands 
purchased and patented to Col. Peter Schuyler, over against 
Magdalen Island, thence to Col. Beekman's land, over 
against Clyn Esopus fflye, and thence, by the said land, to 
the southeast corner thereof, and thence eastei'ly to the 
southwest corner of Sackett's land, and thence to ye place 
of beginning, 132 

Oct. 27. Petition of Lancaster Symes and John Cholwell, in 
behalf of themselves and others, patentees of sundry tracts 
of land in the county of Westchester, for a warrant of 
survey, to lay out the bounds of said lands, according to 
their respective patents, 133 

Oct. 27. Warrant of survey for Lancaster Syms and John 
Cholwell, on behalf of themselves and others, for the lands 

last described, 134 

1716. Jan. 6. Letter of Phillip Schuyler to Henry Wileman, in 
relation to obtaining a patent for a tract of land near 

Schenectady, dated at Albany, (see page 77,) 136 

1715. Oct. 7. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying 
on the east side of the bounds of Schonaghtaday, in the 
county of Albany, and adjoining Killian Van Renselaer's 
west line, surveyed, at the request of Phillip Schuyler, by 
Schuyler, deputy surveyor, [with draught,] 137 

Nov. 6. Warrant for a patent, to Ryer Schermerhorn and 

others, for a tract of land, 138 

16. Feb. 10. Petition of John Christ Garlach, for license to pur- 
chase one hundred and fifty acres of vacant and unappro- 
priated woodland, on the east side of the Skoheres creek, 
in the county of Albany, 138 

Mar. 7. Petition of Elias Boudinot, for a grant of part of a 
tract of land, on the east side of Hudson's river, to the 
northward of Sarogtoga, beginning to ye north bounds of 
Sarogtogas patent, extending allong said Hudson's river, 
northward, as the said river runs, between the Wood creek 
and the said river, 139 

May 14. Indian deed, to Rebecca, the daughter of John 
Scot, for a certain tract of land, lying on the south of the 
Mohaugs river, opposite, over against the land given by 
the same Indians to the wife of John Collins, and her son, 

beginning at the head of Kanowawahkee, to the kill 

or creek, so joins to Orachkee, 139 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 121 

Pago. 
1716. June 14. Petition of Richard Lawrence, of Flushing, for 
warrant of survey, to lay out and subdivide a farm in said 
town, a moiety of which was left him by his father, 140 

Feb. 13. Copy of the will of John Lawrence, in relation to 
the land mentioned in the foregoing petition, 141 

June 12. Affidavit of Elizabeth Roa, in relation to the last 
petition, 142 

Affidavit of Mary Laurance, in relation to the same, 142 

June 14. Order in council, upon the petition of Richard 
Lawrence, 143 

June 21. Petition of Robert Walter & Co., for an enlarge- 
ment of their license for the purchase of land, on the 
north side of the Maquas river, to 8,000 acres, and for an 
extension of the time for one year longer, with, (see page 
95,) 144 

July 13. Report of Gerardus Beekman and others, of the 
council, upon the same, 144 

Aug. 22. License to Robert Walter & Co., to purchase 8,000 
'acres, on the north side of the Mohawk river, 145 

June 21. Petition of Samuell Odell, praying a patent for the 
southermost part of a certain island, called Monussen 
Island, lying between the town of Rye, in the county of 
Westchester, and the sound, containing about 150 acres 
of land, 146 

June 21. Petition of Noah Barton, of the manor of Phillips- 
borough, in ye county of Westchester, and others, for 
license to purchase 3,000 acres of vacant land, being part 
of a tract of vacant land in said county, bounded southerly 
by the northermost bounds of the manor of Cortland, east- 
erly by the colony line, northerly by the patent of Richard 
Sackett, and westerly by Croton river, 147 

Petition of Samuell Babington, praying a patent for a certain 
tract of land, lying in ye county of Albany, on the south 
side of the Maquaes river, about 24 English miles above 
ye town of Schenectady, beginning at a certain rock, 
called, in ye Indian language, Estaragoha, and runs south 
to ye footpath, over the Tutchtanoendase hill, containing 
343 acres, 148 

Aug. 23. Petition of Samuel Babington, in relation to the 
same, 149 

1715. May 18. Description of a survey of 343 acres of land, on the 

south side of the Maquaes river, as subdivided between 
Samuel and Mrs. Elizabeth Babington, Phil. Verplank, 
dep. survr., [with draught,] 151 

1716. Aug. 24. Warrant for a patent, to Samuel Babington, and 

Elizabeth Babington, his daughter, for the land last 
described, .* 152 

Sept. 1. Certificate of land board, to Harman Van Slyck, for 
a certain tract of land, on the north side of the Maquaes 
river, 153 

Sept. 27. Petition of Thomas and Walter Dongan, for a war- 
rant of survey, for several tracts of land on Staten Island, 

formerly the estate of the late earl of Lymerick, 154 

16 



122 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 
1716. Sept. 27. Warrant of survey, for Thomas and Walter Don- 

gan, for the last mentioned land, 155 

Nov. 10. Letter of Jacob Rutsen to Henry Wileman, giving 
his reasons for objecting to the passing of Capt. Hofman's 
patent, for land at Chauwangung, with 156 

Nov. 10. Bond to Zacharias Hofman, in relation to the same, 156 
.1717. Feb. 14. Certificate of land board, to Johannes Harmense 
ffisher, of the city of Albany, for a certain tract of land, 
lying about a mile above Fort Hunter, containing 700 
acres, and bounded north and south by Tienonderoge river, 157 

Feb. 28. Certificate of land board, to Alexander Baird and 
others, for 6,000 acres of land, in the neighborhood of 
Quassick creek, in Ulster county, being part of the lands 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, but since vacated 
and resumed, bounded easterly by the west line of the nine 
German families, and westerly by the line of the land of 
Henry Wileman & Co., 158 

Mar. 25. Certificate of land board, to Lt. Col. John Schuyler, 
a certain tract of land at Conistigione, in the county of 
Albany, containing 1,696 acres, 159 

April 4. Petition of Coenraat Borghart and Elias Van Schaack, 
for license to purchase the quantity of 2,000 acres each, 
within the limits of two tracts of land, one lying on the 
east side of Hudson's river, behind the land of Major 
Abraham Staats, and thence, along the north bounds of 
ye land of Col. Killian Van Renselaer, to the bounds of 
Westenhook, being the land heretofore granted to Col. 
Peter Schuyler and others, and so along the same to the 
bounds of Kinderhook ; the other, lying on the east side 
of Hudson's river, behind the land of Andries Gardiner, 
and thence, along the north bounds of the town of Kin- 
derhook, to the bounds of Westonhook, with 159 

April 11. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the coun- 
cil, upon the same, 159 

March 27. Warrant for a patent to Hendrick Hendrickson 
of New Utricht, in Kings county, and Isaac Hansen of 
the county of Richmond, for a ferry from the landing 
place of the former on Long Island shore to that of the 
latter on Staten Island shore, 160 

April 11. Warrant of survey for Coenraat Borghart and 
Elias Van Schaack, for the land referred to in the petition, 
page 159, 161 

1716. May 23. Petition of Daniel Van Olinda, for a tract of wood- 

land called by ye name of Dewaethoeisocks, on the south 
side of the Maquase river below Canastagioene, is bound- 
ed on the south by the manor of Renselaerwick, on the 
west by the land late belonging to Peter De Haes, on 
the east the said river by the Kahoos or great falls, con- 
taining 400 acres, with 162 

1717. May 3. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 

upon the same, 162 

1704. Oct. 24. Copy of a warrant for a patent to Hillctie Van 

Olinda, for the land described in the foregoing petition,. 163 



vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 123 

i Page. 

1717. June 27. Bill of fees for passing Johannes Hallcnbeeck's 

patent, 164 

March 5. Bill of fees for letters patent of confirmation to 
John Shotwell of 14 acres of land on Staten Island,. . . . 164 

May 7. Warrant of survey for Daniel Van Olinda, for a tract 
of land known by the name of Dewaethoeisocks, (see 
page 162,) 165 

Aug. 27. Certificate of land board to Henry Beekman, for 
a certain tract of land lying under the great mountains 
commonly called the Blew hills, by a certain place called 
Kiskatammeeche, beginning at a turn of Catrick's kill 
ten chains below where Kiskatammeeche kill watereth 
out into Catrick's kill, bounded on the east and northeast 
by the land of Francis Salisbury & Co., to the west and 
northwest by the great mountains commonly called the 
Blew hills, containing in all 370 acres, 166 

Sept. 26. Petition of Johannes Hardenberg, praying a patent 
for two parcels of land, part of ye re-assumed land lately 
belonging to Capt. John Evans, lying in ye woods near 
Shawangonck creek in the county of Ulster, one of which 
lies near a certain creek called Verkerde kill, containing 
about 500 acres, and the other lying about 4 miles from 
Shawangunck creek, containing about 150 acres, 167 

Sept. 26. Petition of Jacobus Bruyn, praying a patent for 
two parcels of land, part of the re-assumed land lately be- 
longing to Capt. John Evans, lying in ye woods near 
Showangunck creek in the county of Ulster, one of which 
parcels is called by the Indians, Peckanasinck, containing 
about 500 acres, the other containing about 200 acres, 
with 168 

Sept. 27. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the coun- 
cil, upon the same, 168 

Oct. 24. Petition of the trustees of Kingston in the county 
of Ulster, for a warrant to the surveyor general to lay out 
the bounds of their town according to their patent, 170 

Oct. 24. Warrant of survey to lay out the bounds of Kings- 
ton, 171 

Oct. 24. License granting one year longer to Robert Walters 
and others, for the purchase of 8,000 acres on the north 
side of the Maquaes river, (see page 144,) 172 

Oct. 25. Description of a survey of two tracts of wood land 
containing together 4,000 acres lying on the east side of 
Hudson's river by Kinderhook, laid out for Conrat Borg- 
hart and Elias Van Schack, by John Beatty, deputy sur- 
veyor, (see page 159,) 173 

Oct. 25. Draught of the two tracts of land surveyed for 
. Coenradt Borghart and Elias Van Schack, 1 74 

Warrant for a patent of confirmation for Claverack, 175 

Nov. 2. Petition of Johannes Halenbeeck, for a license to 
purchase 1,000 acres of vacant land lying on both sides of 
Cattskill about twelve miles from Hudson's river, behind 
the patent granted to John Van Loon, Jechim Staats and 
Johannes Provoost, called the great filat or plaine, with 186 



324 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vi. 

Page. 

1717. Nov. 4. Report of P. Schuyler and others of the council, 

upon the same, 176 

Nov. 7. License to Johannes Halenbeeck, to purchase the 
last mentioned land, 177 

Nov. 19. Description of a survey of two parcels of land 
containing together 700 acres, one called Packanassinck, 
lying on the north side of Shawangonck creek, beginning 
where the Verkerde kill flows into said creek, the other 
being marsh and wood land thereto adjoining called Shen- 
shechonck, lying on the south side of Shawangonck creek 
about an English mile from said creek, laid out for Jacobus 
Bruin by John Beatty, deputy surveyor, [with draught,] 
{seepage 168,) 178 

Nov. 20. Description of a survey of 300 acres of land lying 
within the patent granted to Francis Harrison & Co., on 
the west side of Hudson's river in the county of Albany, 
near the Dans Chamber, being part of the resumed lands 
of Capt. John Evans, laid out for the children of Peter 
Johnson, deceased, by Wm. Bond, deputy suiweyor, [with 
draught,] (seepage 123,) 179 

Nov. 21. Petition of Omy La Grange, senior, and Johannes 
Symmonsen of the Norman's kill in the county of Albany, 
for a warrant of survey for a tract of land near Schenec- 
tade which they have purchased from the heirs of Jan 
Hendrick Van Baal, (see vol. 5, p. 179,) 180 

Nov. 21. Warrant of survey to lay out the bounds of the 
land last mentioned for Omy La Grange, senior, and 
Johannes Symmonsen, 180 

1718. Feb. 13. Petition of Richard Alsop and Alexander Baird, 

praying a patent for so much of Maspeth kill, as runs 
between their lands in the towns of Boswick and New- 
town on Long Island, for the sole liberty of fishing 
therein, 181 

June 16. Petition of Johannes Hallenbeek, for a warrant of 
survey for a tract of land on the west side of Hudson's 
river, having on the east the land called the Vlackte and 
Cocksackie, and to the south the line of Sylvester Salis- 
bury and company, and to the west the Catts kill hills, 
and to the north the line of Andries Coemans, (seepage 
176,) 182 

Feb. 5. Indian deed to Johannes Hallenbeeck, for the land 
described in the foregoing petition, 1 84 

June 7. Warrant of survey to lay out the same for Johannes 
Hallenbeeck, 185 

June 27. Petition of Johannes Hardenbergh of the coimty 
of Ulster, praying a patent for two certain parcels of land 
lying in the woods to the northward of the Shawangonck 
creek within the bounds of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, sincere-assumed, (seepage 167,) 186 

June 27. Petition of Jacobus Bruyn of the county of Ulster, 
praying a patent for two certain parcels of land lying in 
ye woods upon and near ye Showangunck creek in said 



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vol. vi.] LAND PAPERS. 125 

Page. 
1718. county, being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. 

John Evans since re-assumed, (see page 178,) 187 

June 28. Petition of Joshua Kockershal, on behalf of him- 
self and the rest of the Germans settled on Quasseck 
creek upon Hudson's river in relation to their lands, 188 

June 28. Petition of Andriaen Gerrytse, in behalf of himself 
and others, inhabitants of Hurley in Ulster Co., in rela- 
tion to the bill for settling the boundaries between Hur- 
ley and Marbletown, 189 

June 24. Report of Robert Walter, chairman of the commit- 
tee to whom was referred the bill for settling the bounda- 
ries between Hurley and Marbleton, 190 

June 30. Petition of Evert Vanness, praying a patent for a 
certain tract of land lying on the south side of the Maques 
river, and known by the name of Kanistagaione, begin- 
ning at the mouth of Scarliun's creek, and running thence 
up along the east side of the said creek to the north 
bounds of Kilian Van Rensler, Esq., thence east ninety 
one chains to the Stone creek, thence along by the west 
side thereof to the Maques river by a rift called Wat- 
hoiack, thence up along the said river to the place where 
it first begun, containing in all 450 acres, [seepage 126,) 191-2 



VOLUME VII. 



1718-1720. 

Pago. 

1718. July 19. Petition of Anne, the wife of Peter Mullinder, for 
a grant of 1,000 acres of unappropriated land near Sho- 
wangunck, on part of the land formerly granted to Capt. 
Evans, since vacated and resumed, with 1 

July 17. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 1 

July 19. Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, for Anne Mullinder, 2 

Oct. 8. Petition of Patrick McGregor, praying a grant for a 
tract of land on Hudson's river, formerly held under the 
patent to Capt. John Evans, whh (see vol. 5, page 128,). 3 
1697. Oct. 18. Lease from Capt. John Evans to Patrick McGregor, 

for the same, 3 

1718. Oct. 8. Petition of John Haskal, for a grant of 2,000 acres 
out of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
(since vacated and resumed,) with 4 

Oct. 8. Report of R. "Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 4 

Oct. 9. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land, for John 
Haskoll, 5 

Oct. 6. Petition of Cadwallader Colding, James Kennedy 
and James Alexander, for a grant of 6,000 acres out of 
the resumed lands of Capt. John Evans, with 6 

Oct. 8. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 6 

Oct. 9. Warrant of survey for 6,000 acres of land, part of 
the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since 
vacated and resumed, for Cadwallader Colden and others, 7 

Oct. 9. Petition of Rebecca Scott and Hunter Scott, for a 
license to purchase 2,600 acres of the vacant land lying 
about three or four miles from Fort Hunter, with 8 

Oct. 9. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 8 

Oct. 8. Warrant of survey to run and ascertain the lines 
and bounds of the land formerly patented to Captain 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 127 

Pago. 
1718. Evans, since vacated and resumed, and the lines of such 

patents as lie contiguous thereto, if necessary, 

Oct. 6. Petition of Andrew Johnston and three others, for 
a grant of 8,000 acres of the resumed land formerly 
patented to Captain Evans, with 10 

Oct. 9. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 10 

Oct. 10. Warrant of survey for 8,000 acres of land, for 
Andrew Johnston and others, 11 

Nov. 6. Petition of Robert Walter and three others, for a 
renewal of their license to perfect the purchase of 8,000 
acres of land, lying on the north side of the Maquaas 
river, beginning at a certain creek called by the natives 
Oghregehoonge, and by the Christians the Canada Creek, 
thence up the said river westward as it runs, to a certain 
hill called Anthony's News, whose point comes into the 
said river, and so up into the woods on both sides, till it 
makes 8,000 acres, (see vol. 6, page 172,) 12 

Nov. 21. Petition of Anne Mullinder, the wife of Peter Mul- 
linder, praying a patent for a tract of land laid out for 
her in the county of Ulster, part of the resumed land 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (see page 1,) . . . . 13 

May 1. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land in ye 
county of Ulster, adjoining the land of Hugo Frare, be- 
ing part of the resumed lands of Capt. John Evans, laid 
out for Anne Mullinder, by Wm. Bond, dep. survr., [with 
draught,] 14 

Draft of proclamation ordering immediate payment of quit- 
rents, 15 

Nov. 26. A plot, demonstrating how the lines of Hurly run 
to the bounds of the New Palts, as expressed by their 
patents and act of General Assembly, together with a 
description of the bounds of Hurly, by Henry Van Der 
Burgh, dep. survr., 10 

Dec. 27. Description of a survey of 6,000 acres of land hi 
three several lots, on the south side of the Palts river, 
laid out for Cadwallader Colden, James Kennedy and 
James Alexander, by John Ver Kerk, dep. survr., (Orange 
Co.,) (see page 7,) 17 

Draught of 6,000 acres of land, laid out for Cadwallader 
Colden and others, by John Ver Kerk, dep. survr., (see 
next above,) 18 

Oct. 10. Description of a survey for Andrew Jonsen and 
three others, of 8,000 acres of land, in four severall lots, 
by John Ver Kirk, dep. survr., (see page 10,) 19 

Oct. 10. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, part of the land formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, since vacated and resumed, begin- 
ning at the southwest corner of John Haskell, laid out for 
Andrew Jonsen, by John Ver Kerk, dep. surv., (see next 

above,) 20 

1719. April 9. Petition of Andrew Johnston, praying a patent for 

the land last described, 21 



128 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 
1719. April 9. Petition of Peter Schuyler, for license to purchase 

1,000 acres of the vacant land near Canajoharee, 22 

April 9. Petition of Patrick McKnight, praying a patent for 
a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, part of 
the land formerly granted to Captain John Evans, since 
vacated and re-assumed, 24 

Description of a survey of a certain tract of land in the 
county of Ulster, part of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, since vacated and resumed, beginning 
at the west corner of the land laid out for Phineas Meo- 
citash, laid out for Patrick McNight, by John Ver Kerk, 
dep. survr., 25 

April 9. Warrant for a patent to Patrick McNight, for 
2,000 acres, being the land described in the foregoing, . . 26 

April 9. Petition of John Lawrence, praying a patent for a 
certain tract of land in the county of Ulster, part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since vacated 
and re-assumed, beginning at Col. Ingoldsby's rear line, 
which is his northwest line, by Goesen road, 27 

April 2. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, 
being the tract described in the foregoing petition, laid 
out for John Lawrence, by John Ver Kerk, dep. survr.,. 28 

April 9. Warrant for a patent to John Lawrence, for 2,000 
acres of land, (see above,) 29 

April 9. Petition of Phineas Mcintosh, praying a patent for 
a certain tract of land in the county of Ulster, part of the 
land formerly granted to Captain John Evans, beginning 
at the northwest corner of Roger Mompesson's land, .... 30 

Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, being the 
tract described in the foregoing petition, laid out for 
Phineas Mclntash, by John Ver Kerk, dep. survr., 31 

April 9. Warrant for a patent to Cadwallader Colden, for 
2,000 acres of land lying in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
beginning at the southwest corner of William Baird and 
company, 32 

April 9. Petition of John Haskol, praying a patent for a 
tract of land in the county of Ulster, part of the land 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, beginning at the 
southwest corner of William Baird and company, 33 

Description of a survey, of 2,000 acres of land, being the 
tract described in the foregoing petition, laid out for John 
Haskell, by John Ver Kerk, dep. survr., (see pages 4 
and 5,) 34 

April 9. Warrant for a patent to John Haskoll, for 2,000 
acres, as described above, 35 

April 9. Petition of Cadwallader Colden, praying a patent 
for a tract of land, in the county of Ulster, part of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since vacated 
and re-assumed, beginning at the southwest corner of 
William Baird and company, 36 

Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in Ulster 
county, beginning at the southwest corner of William 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 129 

Page. 
1719. Baird and company, laid out for Cadwallader Colden, by 

John Ver Kerk, dep. surveyor, 3V 

Warrant for a patent to Phineas Mcintosh, for a tract of 
land, in the county of Ulster, being part of the land 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since vacated and 
re-assumed, beginning at the northwest corner of Judge 
Mompesson's land, containing 2,000 acres, (see page 30, 
et seq.,) 38 

Aj)ril 9. Petition of James Alexander, praying a patent for 
a tract of land in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, beginning on 
the south side of Palts River, at the southwest corner of 
Henry Wileman, 39 

April 9. Warrant for a patent to James Alexandei', for 2,000 
acres of land, in the county of Ulster, beginning on the 
south side of Palts river, at the southwest corner of 
Henry Wileman's land, 40 

April 9. Petition of Archibald Kennedy, praying a patent 
for a certain tract of land, in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
and since resumed, lying at the S.W. corner of a tract of 
land conveyed for James Alexander, at Palls river, 41 

Warrant for a patent to Archibald Kennedy, for the land 
last mentioned, being 2,000 acres, 42 

April 9. Petition of divers of the proprietors of several tracts 
of land, within the province of New York, bordering on 
the line that divides the two provinces of New York and 
New Jersey, on behalf of themselves and the ancient 
inhabitants and settlers of the said lands, 43 

April 23. Petition of Killian Van Ranslaer, of the manor of 
Ranslerwick, for a warrant to survey a certain parcel of 
land, lying and being within the said manor, consisting 
of six fflatts, containing about 100 acres, for which a pat- 
ent was granted to Albert Slingerlandt, 44 

April 23. Warrant of survey for the land last mentioned,. . 45 

April 9. Petition of Patrick McGregory, for a grant of 500 
acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. Evans, and 
since resumed, (see page 3,) 40 

April 30. Report of Gerard Beekman and others, of the 
council, to whom the same was referred, 46 

May 22. Petition of Col. Jacob Rutsen and Cornelius Cool, 
in behalf of themselves and the rest of the inhabitants of 
Hurley, in relation to the patent for said town, prayed for 
in a former petition, and the caveats entered against the 
passing of the same, 47 

June 4. Petition of Henry Beekman and Gilbert Livingston, 
for a grant of 2,000 acres of the land lying under the 
Blew hills, commonly called the Katts Kill hills, pur- 
chased under a license, by Col. Henry Beekman, in his 
life time, 48 

June 4. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land, for Henry 
Beekman and Gilbert Livingston, 49 

June 4. Petition of David Galatian, praying a patent for a 
17 



180 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 
1719. certain tract of land, in the county of Ulster, being part 
of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, begin- 
ning at the southwest corner of the land laid out for Col. 
Gerardus Beekman, on the west side the Palts creek,. . . 50 

May 5. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, on 
the west side of Palts creek or river, laid out for David 
Galatian, by Aug : Graham, survr. genl., 51 

June 9. Description of a survey of a tract of land, known 
by the name of Kiskatammetie, lying under ye Blew 
hills or Katts Kill hills, on ye west side of Hudson's 
river, beginning on the east side of Rater's kill, contain- 
ing 2,370 acres, laid out for Henry Beekman, and Gilbert 
Livingston, by Aug: Graham, survr. genl., {seepage 48,) 52 

Map of 2,370 acres of land, known by the name of Kiske- 
tametie, (Kisketamine, town of Catskill, Greene Co.,). . . 53 

Warrant for a patent to Henry Beekman and Gilbert Living- 
ston, for 2,370 acres of land, known as Kisketametie, . . . 54 

Description of a survey of 1,300 acres of land, beginning at 
the great fall of Hudson's river, known by the name of 
Cohuars, laid out for Daniel Van Olinda, by Aug : Graham, 
survr. genl., 55 

Description of a survey of 1,300 acres of land, beginning at 
the great fall of Hudson's river, known by the name of 
the Kohoars, and bounded on the north and east by Hud- 
son's river, and on the south by the manor of Renslaars 
Wyck, laid out for Daniell Van Olinda, by Aug : Graham, 
survr. genl., {see next above,) 5G 

June 19. Description of a survey of a certain tract of wood- 
land, lying on the south side of the Maques river, and 
known by the name of Dewathojaaks, &c, containing 
1,284 acres, laid out for Daniel Van Olinda, by Phil: Ver- 
planck, dep. survr., [with draught,] 57 

June 23. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, lying 
about fourteen miles westward of Hudson's river, on both 
sides of the Katts kill, laid out for Johannes Hallenbrook, 
by Aug: Graham, survr. genl., 58 

June 23. Draught of 1,000 acres of land, laid out for Johan- 
nes Hallenbrook, by Aug: Graham, survr. genl., 59 

June 29. Petition of Johannes Hallenbrook, praying a patent 
for 1,000 acres of land, on the west side of Hudson's 
river, lying on both sides of the Katts kill, 60 

Draught of a certificate to Johannes Hallenbrook, for 1,000 
acres of land, lying on both sides of Katts kill, 61 

June 25. Draught of a warrant for a patent, to Johannes 
Hallenbrook, for 1,000 acres of land, lying on both sides 
of Katts kill, 62 

July 13. Petition of William Bradford and others, of the 
city of New York, for a grant of 3,000 acres of land, 
lying on the west side of the Paltz creek, in the county 
of Ulster, on ye southwest side of ye land granted to 

Adolph Phillips and company, with 63 

1709. Oct. 20. Minute of council, granting 2,000 acres of land to 
Gabriel Ludlow and Wm. Bradford, out of the tract 



vol. vn.j LAND PAPERS. 131 

Pago. 
1709. formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, and since resumed 

to the crown, 63 

1719. Aug. 6. Petition of Kilian Van Ranselaer, complaining of 
being obstructed in the survey of certain lands claimed by 
him, 64 

July 15. Affidavit of Peter Goewey to the above facts,. ... 64 

Aug. 6. Petition of John Johnson and two others for a grant 
of 2,000 acres each out of the lands formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, but since resumed to the crown, with 65 

Aug. 6. Minute of council referring the same to the con- 
sideration of a committee, 65 

Aug. 6. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the petition of John Johnston and others was 
referred, 66 

Aug. 20. Petition of William Bradford and Gabriel Ludlow, 
complying with the requirements of the report upon the 
petition of John Johnston, with whom they are associated 
in an application for 6,000 acres of land, 67 

Aug. 20. Petition of Stephen De Lancey, Lancaster Syms 
and Henry Wileman, for themselves and others, patentees 
of Minisinck, for a grant of lands as an equivalent for the 
low lands cut off from their former patent by the Jersey 
line, 68 

Aug. 20. Petition of Mary Ingoldesby, widow, for a patent 
of confirmation for 4,000 acres of land, being part of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, and since 
resumed to the crown, 69 

Aug. 27. Petition of Servas Fleeraboom, on behalf of the 
infant children of Peter Johnson, deceased, praying a 
patent to the said children for 300 acres of land on the 
west side of Hudson's river near the Danse Chamber, 
being part of the re-assumed lands of Capt. John Evans, 
with 70 

Oct. 1. Report of A. D. Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 70 

Aug. 28. Report of A. D. Peyster and others, a committee 
of the council, to whom was referred the petition of Jacob 
Rutsen and Adriaen Gerrytsen, in behalf of themselves 
and the rest of the freeholders and inhabitants of the 
town of Hurley in the county of Ulster, (see page 47,) . . 71 

Draught of warrant for a patent to Jacob Rutsen and others, 
inhabitants and freeholders of the town of Hurly accord- 
ing to the foregoing report, 72 

Aug. 31. Petition of Francis Salisbury and Gerret Van Ber- 
gen of the Katts kill, for a warrant of survey for a tract 
of land consisting of five great plains, lying at a certain 
place called Katts kill, on the west side of Hudson's river 
and on both sides of the kill, consisting of five great 
plaines, the first called Wachachkeek, the second Wich- 
quanachtekack, the third Pachquiack, the fourth Assis- 
kowachkock, and the fifth called Potick, together with 
the woodlands around the said plains to the distance of 
four miles, 73 



132 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Pago. 
1719. Sept. 3. Petition of Thomas Bycrly, praying a patent for two 
dwelling houses and tenements, fronting on the east to 
Kings street, and the southermost on the south side to 
the wharf and harbour, in the city of New York, 74 

Sept. 5. Deed from Cornelius Dykeman and Janatie his wife, 
to Evert Van Nest, for a certain parcel of land lying at a 
place called Neastegayone, in the county of Albany, being 
bounded by a certain creek called Scarlones creek, and so 
ranges eastward along the river to the Stoney creek, .... 75 

Sept. 24. Petition of Daniel Van Olinda, praying a patent 
for a tract of land lying on the south side of the Maques 
river, and known by the name of Dewathojacks, contain- 
ing 1,284 acres, with (see page 57) 76 

Oct. 1. Report of A. d Peyster and others, in favor of the 
same, 76 

Oct. 8. Warrant for a patent to Johannes Johnson and 
others, the children of Peter Johnson, deceased, for a 
tract of land containing 300 acres, lying on the west side 
of Hudson's river, near a place called the Dans Chamber, 
(see page 70,) 77 

Aug. 27. Petition of Melcher Gellis, praying a patent for 300 
acres of land being part of the re-assumed land of Capt. 
John Evans, lying on the west side of Hudson's river near 
the Dans Chamber, the said land being comprehended 
within. the limits of the tract granted to Francis Harrison 
& Co., but excepted and reserved out of their patent, with 78 

Oct. 1. Report of A. D. Peyster and others, a committee to 
whom the same was referred, 68 

Oct. 7. Certificate respecting the descent of Cornells Vieles 
land at the aal plaats near Schenectady to one DyCkman, 
and 78 

Feb. 12. Certificate of Dyckman's departure when the French 
burnt that place, 78 

Oct. 8. Warrant for a patent to Melcher Gellis, for a certain 
tract of land in the county of Ulster, containing 300 acres 
of land lying on the west side of Hudson's river, near a 
place called the Dans Chamber, 79 

Oct. 15. Petition of Burger Myndertsen, for a warrant of 
survey for 350 acres of land, being part of the resumed 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, conveyed to 
the petitioner by a Palentine for whom it was formerly 
laid out, 80 

Nov. 16. Petition of Jacobus Bruyn, praying a patent for 
two certain parcels of land laid out for him in the woods 
upon and near the Showangunck creek, being part of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since resumed 
to the crown, with 81 

Nov. 17. Report of A. De Peyster and others, a committee 
of the council, to whom the same was referred, 81 

Nov. 26. Warrant for a patent to Jacobus Bruyn, for two 
certain tracts of land in the county of Ulster, upon and 
near the Shawangunck creek, within the bounds of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, one lying on 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 133 

Page. 
1719. the north side of the said creek and called Packanasinck, 
beginning where the Verkerde kill watereth out into the 
same, containing 500 acres, the other being a marsh and 
woodland thereto adjoining called Shensheconck, lying 
about one mile south of Shawangunck creek, containing 
200 acres, 82 

Nov. 16. Petition of Johannes Hardenbergh, praying a patent 
for two certain parcels of land laid out for him in the 
woods to the westward of the Shawangunck creek, within 
the bounds of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, 83 

Draught of a certificate to Johannes Hardenbergh, for two 
certain tracts of land near Shawangunck, in the county of 
Ulster, in the woods to the westward of the Shawangunck 
creek within the bounds of the land formerly granted to 
Capt, John Evans, one of which is called Langhawake 
and lyeth on a certain brook commonly called the Yer- 
keerde kill, containing 200 acres, the other being a meadow 
or marsh land called Manjakan, with woodland thereto 
adjoining, 84 

Nov. 26. Warrant for a patent to Johannes Hardenbergh, 
for the land last described, 85 

Nov. 26. Petition of Jacobus Kip, John Cruger, Phillip Cort- 
landt, David Provoost, Oliver Schuyler and John Schuy- 
ler, for a warrant of survey for 7,000 acres of land adjoin- 
ing the land granted to Francis Harrison & Co., being 
part of the tract granted to Capt. John Evans, with .... 86 

Nov. 26. Report of A. DePeyster 'and others, a committee 
of the council, to whom the same was referred, 86 

Nov. 26. Warrant of survey, for 7,000 acres of vacant land, 
for Jacobus Kip and others, lying southerly to land lately " 
granted to Mr. Alexander Baird, east to land granted to 
Francis Harrison & Co., being part of the re-assumed land 
formerly belonging to Capt. John Evans, 87 

Nov. 26. Petition of Francis Vincent, praying a patent of 
confirmation for a dwelling house and lot of ground in 
Broadway, in the city of New York, with 88 

Nov. 26. Report of A. D. Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 88 

Dec. 3. Warrant for a patent of confirmation to Francis Yin- 
cent, for a dwelling house and lot of ground in Broadway, 
in the city of New Yoi - k, (see next above,) 89 

Sept. 1 7. Petition of Evert Yan Ness, praying a patent for a 
tract of land at Canastagajone, in the county of Albany, 
with, (see page 75,) 90 

Nov. 26. Report of A. D. Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 90 

Dec. 9. Warrant for a patent to Evert Yan Ness, for 450" acres 
of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the south side of 
the Maquaes river, known by the name of Kanastigione, 
beginning at the mouth of Scarluins creek, and runs up, 
along the east side of the same, to the north bounds of 
Killian Yan Renselaer's, thence, by the east side of the 



134 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 

1719. Stone creek, to the Maquaes river, by a rift called 
Wathoiack, and thence to the place of beginning, 91 

Oct. 29. Petition of Edward Gatehouse, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of land, upon the Paltz creek, in Ulster county, with 92 

Dec. 10. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 92 

Dec. 1G. Petition of Andries Volk and Jacob Weber, in 
behalf of themselves and others, the Palatines, settled 
near Quassaick creek, in the county of Ulster, praying a 
patent for 2,190 acres of land, laid out for them at the 
place aforesaid, according to the proportion allotted to 
each in the return of the same, 93 

Dec. 17. Petition of Jeremiah Schuyler and others, for a grant 
of 10,000 acres of land, in the county of Ulster, about 12 
or 14 miles backwards, in the woods, from Hudson's river, 
upon and near the Palze creek, being part of the land for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, since resumed to the 
crown, with 94 

Dec. 18. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, and 94 

Dec. 18. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom was referred the petition of the Palatines, (see 
page 93,) 94 

Dec. 18. Copy of a patent, for 500 acres of a glebe land, by 
the Quassaick creek, in Ulster county, 95 

Dec. 23. Petition of Egbert Van Borsum, owner of a lot of 
ground in Queen street, lying along Vandercreefs slip, 
fronting to the river or water side, praying a patent, 
whereby he may build out his dock 130 feet into the river, 
as broad as his lot, together with the passage or street 
along the said Vander Cleif slip, 9G 

Dec. 24. Petition of Gerard Schuyler and others, for a grant 
of 1,000 acres each, out of the land, in Ulster county, 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since resumed to 
the crown, 97 

Dec. 29. Draft of warrant of survey, for 3,292 acres of land, 
for Cornelius Low and others, lying in the county of Ulster, 
on the west side of Hudson's river, about 12 or 14 miles 
backwards, in ye woods, being part of the resumed lands 
lately belonging to Capt. John Evans, (see page 94,) (2 
copies,) 98, 99 

1720. Jan. 13. Caveat of Anthony Duane and others, inhabitants 

of Queen's street, in the city of New York, against the 
granting of any patent to ye owners of lots on said street, 
for extending their lots or making wharfs further into the 
river, and building thereon, until the said Duane and oth- 
ers shall be heard in relation thereto, 100 

Caveat of the corporation of New York, against the granting 
of a patent to Thomas Clark and others, to gain upon the 
water between the house of Rip Van Dam, by the end of 
Maiden lane, and the corner, by Capt. Thomas Clarke, 
next the market house, at the lower end of Wall street, 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 135 

Page. 

1720. and likewise against the petition of Eghbert Van Borsom, 

until they may be heard upon the same, (see page 96,) ... 101 

Jan. 21. Description of a survey, for Jeremias Schuyler and 
others, of 10,000 acres of land, in the county of Ulster, 
lying upon the west side of Paltz river or creek, back- 
wards in the woods, on the west side of Hudson's river, 
adjoining the land lately granted to Edward Gatehouse, 
and the land laid out for Gerardus Beekman & Co., being 
a part of the resumed land lately belonging to Capt. John 
Evans, 102 

Jan. 22. Warrant for a patent, for 10,000 acres of land, for 
Jeremiah Schuyler and others, lying in the county of 
Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, on the west side of Paltz river, backwards 
in ye woods, on ye west side of Hudson's river, 103 

Jan. 22. .Petition of Edward Gatehouse, praying a patent for 
a certain tract of land in Ulster county, lying upon the 
Paltz creek, and adjoining the land of David Galatian, 
(see page 92,) 1 04 

1719. Dec. 29. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, lying 

in the county of Ulster, upon the west side of Paltz river, 
adjoining the land of David Galatian, laid out for Edward 
Gatehouse, by Allane Jarratt, survr. genl., [with draught,] 

(see next above,) 105 

Map of lands, on the w T est side of Paltz river, including 
Beekman's, Galatian's, and Gatehouse's, (Shawangunk, 
Ulster county, and Montgomery, Orange county,) 106 

1720. Jan. 22. Warrant for a patent, to Edward Gatehouse, for 

1,000 acres of land, lying on the west side of Paltz river, 
(seepage 105,) (Montgomery, Orange county,) 107 

Jan. 22. Petition of Jeremiah Schuyler and others, praying 
a patent for 10,000 acres of land, being part of the lands 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, and since vacated 
and resumed, (see page 103,) (Crawford and Montgomery, 
Orange county,) 108 

Jan. 26. "Petition of Cornelius Low and others, for a grant 
of 3,292 acres of land, yet vacant, in the tract formerly 
patented to Capt. John Evans, since vacated and vested in 
the crown, (see page 98,) with . . 109 

Jan. 26. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 109 

Mar. 4. Description of a survey of 3,292 acres of land, in 
Ulster county, laid out for Cornelius Low and others, 
by Allane Jarratt, survr. genl., (New Windsor, Orange 
county,) (see next above,) 110 

Dec. 17. Petition of Thomas Brasier, for 2,000 acres of land, 
within the limits of the patent formerly granted to Capt, 
Evans, since vacated and vested in the crown, with, 
(Montgomery, Orange county,) Ill 

Jan. 26. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, Ill 

Jan. 28. Warrant of survey, for 2,000 acres of land, for 
Thomas Brasier, 112 



136 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 
1720. Mar. 4. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in 
Ulster county, being part of the land lately belonging to 
Capt. John Evans, laid out for Thomas Brasier, by Allane 
Jarratt, survr. genl., [with draught,] (Montgomery, Orange 
county,) 113 

Jan. 28. Petition of Mary Ingoldsby and Mary Pinhorne, 
widows, praying a patent of confirmation, for 4,000 acres 
of land, lying in the counties of Orange and Ulster, (see 
page 69,) 114 

March 17. Petition of John Macgregere and others, children 
of Patrick Macgregere, dec'd, and of Thomas Toshaek, 
son of David Toshaek, laird of Minivarid, deceased, for 
4,000 acres of land in Ulster county, {seepage 46,) 115 

March 17. Petition of Charles Brodhead and others, trustees 
of Marbletown, in the county of Ulster, in behalf of 
themselves and others, the freeholders and inhabitants of 
said town, asking protection against the unjust proceedings 
of Col. Jacob Rutsen, justice of the peace, in relation to 
trespasses committed on their lands by inhabitants of the 
town of Hurly, 116 

March 17. Petition of Thomas Brasier, praying a patent for 
a certain traet of land in the county of Ulster, containing 
2,000 acres, (see page 111,) 117 

March 17. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Brashier, for 
2,000 acres of land in Ulster county, in the patent late of 
Capt. John Evans, 118 

March 1 7. Petition of Thomas Noxon, for a warrant of sur- 
vey for 2,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
since vacated and vested in the crown, with 119 

March 18. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the coun- 
cil, to whom the same was referred, 119 

March 17. Petition of Cornelius Low and others, praying a 
patent for 3,292 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 
being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, (see page 110,) 120 

March 17. Warrant for a patent to Cornelius Low, for 3,292 
acres of land, as prayed for in the foregoing petition,. . . 121 

March 31. Petition of Johannis Hey and others, for a grant 
of 150 acres of land, along ye river on ye S. E. side of 
Thunder kill, in ye highlands, and 650 acres more on ye 
northwest side of ye said Thunder kill, to ye west of a 
meadow of late belonging to Col. Stephanus Van Cort- 
landt, 122 

Petition of Charles Crommelin, in relation to the land laid 
out for him on the Wall kill, 123 

Map of lands lying on the east side of Paltz river, showing 
the tract petitioned for by Charles Crommelin, (Montgo- 
mery, Orange Co.,) 124 

March 17, Petition of William Bond, for a warrant of sur- 
vey for 500 acres of land in Ulster county, in the patent 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, since vacated and 
resumed, "(Plattekill,) with -. 125 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 137 

Page. 
1720. March 17. Report of A. DePeyster and others, of the coun- 
cil, to whom the same was referred, 125 

Draft of ye conveyance or declaration in trust, from Isaac 
Bobin to George Clarke, for one-fifth part of the land 
granted to Jeremiah Schuyler & Co., lying on the Paltz 
river, (see page 108,) 126 

April 1. Warrant of survey for 4,000 acres of land, in the 
counties of Orange and Ulster, for Mary Ingoldsby and 
Mary Pinhorn, lying on the west bank of Hudson's river, 
adjoining to the lands of Chambers and Sutherland on the 
north, and on the south and west to the Butter hills, (New 
Windsor and Cornwall, Orange Co.,) (see page 114,) .... 127 

March 31. Petition of William Huddleston, for a warrant of 
survey to lay out 2,000 acres of vacant land in the patent 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, adjoining the land 
of Mr. Barberie on the west, and Mr. Matthews on the 
we t, (Shawangunk, Ulster Co.,) with 128 

April 1. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 128 

April 16. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land, in 
Ulster county, for William Huddleston, (Shawangunk,) 
with 130 

May 25. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land in 
Ulster county, being part of the land lately owned by 
Capt. John Evans, laid out for William Huddleston, by 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., [with draught,] 130 

May 5. Petition of Bernardus Swart wont, in behalf of him- 
self and company, the proprietors of 1,200 acres of land 
in the Minnissinks, in the county of Orange, for relief 
against the violent encroachments of sundry persons who 
are settled upon a part of their lands, with 131 

May 5. Deposition of Bernardus Swartwout, in relation to 
the same, 131 

May 11. Petition of Richard Van Dam, for warrant of sur- 
vey to lay out for him 1,000 acres of the land remaining 
vacant in the tract formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, 
near and adjoining some of his father's lands, near the 
Mord'rs creek, (Orange Co.,) with 132 

May 12. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 132 

May 12, Petition of Phillip Schuylei-, junr., and Christopher 
Abell, praying that 1,000 acres of the vacant land in 
Orange county, adjoining the land of Madm. Ingoldsby, 
may be laid out for them, with 133 

May 12. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 133 

May 19. Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of land in Orange 
county, for Phillip Schuyler, junr., and Christopher Abell, 
adjoining the land of Madm. Ingoldsby, 134 

May 19. Petition of Charles Cromline, in behalf of himself 
and others, praying that an order of council granting 
them 3,000 acres of land may be revived, and the same 

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138 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vn. 

Page. 
1720. granted to them in the name of 1,000 acres each, (see 

page 124,) with 135 

May 12. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, and 135 

1710. Feb. 27. Minute of council, granting 1,000 acres apiece to 

Danl. Crymline and 3 others, 135 

1720. May 19. Warrant of survey for 3,000 acres, for Charles 
Cromline and 2 others, out of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, since resumed and vested" in the 
crown, 136 

May 12. Petition of Vincent Matthews, praying that 800 
acres of the vacant land in the tract formerly owned by 
Capt. John Evans, bounded upon the land of William 
Sutherland, Alexander Beard and Madm. Ingoldesby, 
(New Windsor, Orange Co.,) with 137 

May 12. Report of R. Walters and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 137 

May 19. Warrant of survey for 800 acres of land, for Vin- 
cent Matthews, being part of the land formerly owned by 
Capt. John Evans, (NeAv Windsor, Orange Co.,) 138 

[No date.] Petition of Thomas Noxon, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, being part of 
the land formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, adjoining 
the north bounds of the land of Patrick McKnight, (see 
page 119,) (Montgomery, Orange Co.,) 139 

May 24. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, laid out for Thomas Noxon, by Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., [with draught,] (Montgo- 
mery, Orange Co.,) 140 

May 25. Description of a survey of a tract of land contain- 
ing 5,500 acres, lying in the counties of Orange and 
Ulster, being part of the lands formerly owned by Capt. 
John Evans, laid out for Mary Ingoldesby and Mary Pin- 
horn, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl, (see page 127), 
(New Windsor and Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 142 

Draft of the land on Murderer's creek, granted to Mary 
Ingoldesby and Mary Pinhorn, (see next above,) 144 

Petition of William Huddleston, praying a patent for a tract 
of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Ulster, being part 
of the land formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, adjoin- 
ing the lands of Mr. Barberie and Col. Peter Matthews, 
(see page 128,) 145 

May 28. Warrant for a patent to William Huddleston, for 
2,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, being part of 
the lands formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, 145 

May 26. Petition of Gerardus Beekman and others, for a 
warrant of survey to lay out for them meadow and other 
lands, in all about 1,500 acres, adjoining their patent in 
the county of Ulster, in order to make up a deficiency in 
the same, with 146 

May 31. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 146 

May 26. Petition of Phillip Schuyler and others, for a war- 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 139 

Page. 
1 720. rant of survey, to lay out for them a tract of land, contain- 
ing 8,000 acres, lying in Ulster county, beginning at the 
northwest corner of the tract of 10,000 acres, lately 
granted to Jeremiah Schuyler and Co., (Crawford, Orange 
Co.,) with 147 

May 31. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 147 

June 2. Warrant of survey for 8,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, for Phillip Schuyler and others, being 
part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
and afterwards vacated and resumed by the crown, 
(Crawford, Orange Co.,) (2 copies,) 148 

May 26. Petition of Francis Harrison and others, for a war- 
rant to survey and lay out for them 5,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the resumed land of 
Capt. John Evans, beginning at the southeast corner of 
the tract of 10,000 acres, lately granted to Jeremiah 
Schuyler, on the west side of Paltz creek, with 149 

May 31. Report of A. De Peyster, of the council, to whom it 
was referred, and 149 

June 2. Warrant of survey for the same, 149 

May 28. Warrant for a patent to Thos. Noxon, for 2,000 
acres of land, in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
resumed lands of Capt. John Evans, {seepage 140,) 150 

June 16. Petition of Vincent Matthews, praying a patent for 
800 acres of land, in the county of Ulster, being part of 
the resumed lands, formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, 
adjoining the land of Mrs. Ingoldesby, (Orange Co.,).. . . 151 

June 15. Description of a survey of 800 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly owned 
by Capt. John Evans, beginning at the northwest corner 
of Mrs. Ingoldesby's land, near the land of William 
Sutherland, laid out for Vincent Matthews, by Cadwal- 
lader Colden, survr. genl., (Orange Co.,) 152 

June 17. Warrant for a patent to Vincent Matthews, for the 
land described in the foregoing survey, 153 

June 17. Petition of Richard Merrill, praying for a new 
patent, for the land and premises laid out for him, pursu- 
ant to an application made in 1713, for which a patent 
was then drawn, but never sealed and passed by reason of 
his own neglect, 155 

June 17. Petition of Isaac Anderson, for a patent of confir- 
mation, for sundry small parcels of land, within the town- 
ship of Rye, containing in all about 88 acres, as well as 
for the privilege of the stream of Byram river, from the 
great rock to the mouth of the said river, which has been 
granted him by the township aforesaid, to erect thereon 
a mill or mills, (Westchester Co.,) 156 

June 17. Petition of Henry Beekman and John Stouten- 
burgh, for a grant of 2,000 acres, out of a tract of vacant 
land, in the county of Ulster, being part of the tands 
lately owned by Capt. John Evans, joining to the back 
line of Wm. Sutherland and Wm. Chambers, and betwixt 



140 v LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 
1720. the lands of Vincent Matthews and Alexander Beard, 

( , Orange Co.,) with 157 

June 22. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 157 

June 17. Petition of Mary Ingoldesby and Mary Pinhorn, in 
behalf of themselves and others, praying a patent for 
5,500 acres of land, in the counties of Orange and Ulster, 
4,000 acres thereof lying next to Hudson's river, to the 
petitioners Mary Ingoldesby and Mary Pinhorn, the elder, 
and the 1,500 acres, the remainder thereof, in the rear of 
the said tract, from the northwest line to the southeast of 
the same, to the petitioners, Mary Pinhorne, the younger, 
and John Pinhorn, (see page 42,) (New Windsor and 
Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 158 

June 17. Petition of Capt. Joseph Budd and others, praying 
a patent of confirmation, for a tract of land in the town- 
ship of Rye, in the county of Westchester, known as 
Budd's neck, bounded easterly by Blind brook and Mill 
creek ; northerly by West Chester road and Harrison's 
patent ; westerly by Mamarroneck river or harbour, and 
southerly by the sound, containing 1,250 acres; together 
with a small island, lying in the sound, over against the 
lands aforesaid, about a quarter of a mile from the shore, 
called Henn Island, containing about 10 acres, all which 
lands were included in a purchase, made by John Budd, 
deceased, under a license from the colony of Connecticut, 
of a tract of land, lying on the main, then called Apanam- 
mis, butted and bounded on the east with a river then 
called Mockquams river, and on the south with the sea, 
against Long Island, and on the west with a river, then 
called Pockotessewacke river, 159 

June 17. Petition of William Bond, in relation to the war- 
rant of survey, for 500 acres of land, issued upon his 
former petition, which the surveyor general refuses to 
obey, (see page 125,) with 160 

April 16. Warrant of survey, referred to in the foregoing 
petition, 160 

June 17. Petition of Wm. Chambers, praying that 400 acres 
of woodland may be laid out for him, in the county of 
Ulster, near to a place or hill called Muchattoes, with. . . 162 

June 22. Report of A. De Peyster and others, of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 162 

June 20. Petition of Patrick Magregere, for a warrant of 
survey, for 500 acres of land, in Orange county, to be laid 
out on Mad : Ingoldesby's southeast line, near the hills, 
(see page 115,) 163 

June 23. Petition of Francis Harrison and others, praying a 
new warrant to survey and lay out 5,000 acres of land, 
lying between the corner of the land lately granted to 
Mr. Kennedy, on the Palts creek, and the southerly 
bounds of Capt. Evans, on both sides of said creek, (see 
page 1 49,) 1G4 

June 23. Petition of Phillip Schuyler and others, for a new 






vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 141 

Page. 

1720. warrant of survey, for 8,000 acres of land, lying to the 
northward of a certain tract of 5,000 acres, petitioned for 
by Francis Harrison and others, and to the westward of 
the patent of 10,000 acres, granted to Jeremiah Schuyler 

& Co., and adjoining to those two tracts, (see page 148,) 165 
June 30. Memorial of Lewis Morris, respecting a petition, 
for a grant of a certain quantity of the vacant land, in the 
part of the tract formerly owned by Capt. John Evans, in 
which he was concerned with others, and praying that the 
same may be laid out in district tracts to the several 
petitioners, 166 

1721. July 1. Warrant for a patent, to Lewis Morris, for a certain 

tract of land, in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, beginning at 
the southeast corner of the land granted to Andrew John- 
ston, and adjoining the line of Richard Van Dam, con- 
taining 1,000 acres, 167 

1720. June 29. Petition of Richard Van Dam, praying a patent for 
a certaiu tract of 1,000 acres of vacant land, lying in the 
counties of Orange and Ulster, or near the division line 
of those counties, beginning at the most southerly corner 
of the land of Cornelius Low & Co., (seepage 132,) 168 

May 19. Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of land, for 
Richard Van Dam, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, (see next above,) 169 

June 30. Warrant for a patent to Richard Vau Dam & Co., 
lor a certain tract of land near the division line of the 
counties of Orange and Ulster, containing 1,000 acres, 
being part of the lands lately owned by Capt. John 
Evans, adjoining the lands of Cornelius Low & Co., and 
Rip Van Dam & Co., 170 

June 20. Petition of Daniel Purdy and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, in the township of Rye, in the 
county of Westchester, beginning at the southernmost 
part of Pinnigoe neck, and runs along the sound easterly 
until it comes to the mouth of Byram river, and running 
up the said river and the line between Connecticut and 
New York, northward to Limping Will's purchase, and 
so across the line of the same northwest, to the river 
called the Blind brook, and so down the said river and 
creek, called the Mill creek, to the sound, 171 

July 1 . Description of a survey of 8,000 acres of land being 
part of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
afterwards vacated and resumed, laid out for Phillip 
Schuyler and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 
[with draught,] (Crawford, Orange Co.,) (see page 165,) 172 

June 30. Warrant of survey for 5,000 acres of land for 
Francis Harrison & Co., in the county of Ulster, within 
the bounds of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans and afterwards vacated and resumed by the crown, 
lying on both sides the Paltz creek, between the corner 
of the land lately granted to Archibald Kennedy, and the 



142 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 
1720 southerly bounds of Evans' patent, (Montgomery, Orange 

Co.,) (see page 164,) 178 

July 1. Description of a survey of 5,000 acres of land lying 
on both sides of Paltz creek, laid out for Francis Harri- 
son & Co., by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., [with 
draught,] (Montgomery Orange Co.,) _ 173 

July 7. Petition of Francis Harrison and others, praying a 
patent for 5,000 acres of land, being part of the tract for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, (Montgomery, Orange 
Co.,) 174 

July 7. Warrant for a patent to Francis Harrison and others, 
for 5,000 acres of land, lying on both sides of Paltz creek, 
being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, (Montgomery, Orange Co.,) 175 

June 30. Warrant of survey for 500 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster for William Bond, being part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (seepage 
160,) (Plattekill,) 176 

July 6. Desci-iption of a survey of 500 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, beginning at the south end of a meadow 
on the west side of the hills (called the Blew hills,) which 
are on the west bounds of the lands granted to Col. Morris 
& Co., laid out for William Bond, by Cadwallader Col- 
den, survr. genl., (Plattekill,) [with draught,] 176 

July 7. Petition of William Bond, praying a patent for the 
land laid out for him in Ulster county, 177 

July 7. Warrant for a patent to William Bond, for 500 acres 
of land in Ulster county, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, (Plattekill,) 178 

July 7. Petition of Phillip Schuyler and three others, pray- 
ing a patent for 8,000 acres of land laid out for them in 
the comity of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, (see page 172,) 179 

July 7. Petition of Capt. Joseph Budd and others, for a 
patent of confirmation for 1,500 acres of land in the 
township of Rye in the county of Westchester, [with 
draught,] (seepage 159,) 180 

July 7. Warrant for a patent to Phillip Schuyler and others, 
for 8,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 

(seepage 179,) 181 

1721. July 8. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom was referred the petitions of Kathrin Evans, 
Jane Lawrence and others, Peter Macgrere, Mary In- 

goldesby and Mary Pinhorne, (see pages 163, 158,) 182 

1720. July 12. Petition of Lewis Morris and others, for 6,000 acres 
of vacant land in Ulster county, being part of the tract 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, with 183 

July 12. Report of A. De. Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 183 

June 30. Petition of John Kelly, executor of Dirk Benson, 
deceased, for a new warrant to survey 1,000 acres of the 
land ordered to be laid out for said Benson before his 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 143 

Pago. 
1720. death, in the patent of John Evans now vacated, lying 
between the south limits of the land granted to Dr. Samuel 
Staats, and on the south side of the land called Dunder- 
bergh, (Orange Co.,) 184 

July 11. Indian deed to John Scot, for a tract of land on the 
south side of the Mohaugs river, bounded by the said 
river northei'ly, beginning over against Capt. John Collins' 
old barn, then easterly along the Mohaugs to the second 
creek commonly called by the Dutch the Mudder kill, and 
it runs into the Mohaugs river, and from the said river 
from the east and west bounds take in all the meadow 
land southerly to the hills, 185 

July 8. Petition of Robert Walter, for a warrant of survey 
for 1,000 acres of vacant land in the patent formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, lying in Ulster county, 
beginning at the southeast corner of the tract of land 
lately granted to Thomas Brashier, and alongst the line 
of Alexander Baird's land, to the southward of Dr. Col- 
den's, with 186 

July 14. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 186 

July 21. "Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of land in Ulster 
county for Robert Walter, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 187 

July 14. Petition of Walter Baker, praying a patent for a 
messuage and dwelling house next to the wharf in the 
city of New York, with 188 

July 14. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, and 188 

July 18. Caveat entered by Thomas Byerly, against the con- 
firmation of the said report, 188 

June 2. Warrant of survey for about 1,500 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, for Gerrardus Beekman and others, 
lying near Showangunck, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, with [see page 146,) 189 

July 14. Description of a survey of two tracts of land lying 
near Showangunk river in the county of Ulster, one con- 
taining 240, the other nearly 776 acres, laid out for Gerar- 
dus Beekman and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. 
genl., [with draught,] (Shawangunk, Ulster Co.,) 189 

July 14. Report of Joseph Budd, upon the petition of Daniel 
Purdy and others, in relation to land in the township of 
Rye in the county of Westchester, {seepage 171,) 190 

Description of the survey of a lot of land in the town of 
Rye, 190 

July 7. Petition of William Chambers, complaining that the 
surveyor genl. pays no regard to the order in council 
directing him to survey and lay out for the petitioner a 
certain tract of land in Ulster county, {seepage 162,). . . 191 

July 14. Warrant of survey for 400 acres of iandin Ulster 
county, for William Chambers adjoining the lands of 
Alexander Bard, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, 192 



144 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vii. 

Page. 

17 19, Sept. 15. Petition of Patrick Mcgregor, praying a patent for 

two tracts of land laid out for him in the tract formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, one containing 500, the 
other 80 acres, with (see page 163,) 193 

1720. July 8. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 

to whom the same was referred, 193 

July 14. Warrant of survey for Patrick Magregor, otherwise 
called Peter Magregor, for 500 acres of land, heing part 
of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, and 
also 80 acres at present in his possession, (see next above,) 194 

July 14. Warrant for a patent to Mary Ingoldesby and 
others, for a tract of land in the counties of Orange and 
Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, lying on the west bank of Hudson's river, 
joining on the north to the land of Chambers and Suther- 
land, and on the south to Butter hill, laid out in two par- 
cels, one containing 4,000, the other 1,420 acres, and the 
remaining 80 acres thereof, to be excepted and reserved 
to Peter Macgregory, (see page 158,) 195 

Warrant of survey for the land last described, 196 

July 14. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land for 
Henry Beekman, junr., and John Stoutenburgh, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
joining to the back line of Southerland and Chambers, 
and betwixt the lands of Vincent Matthews and Alexan- 
der Beard, (see page 157,) 197 

July 19. Description of a survey of two certain tracts of land 
in the county of Ulster, of 1,000 acres each, being part 
of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, lying 
next to the lands of Andrew Johnstone, John Haskol and 
Cadwallader Colden, laid out for James Greme, by Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., (Newburgh and New Wind- 
sor, Orange Co.,) [with draught,] 198 

July 19. Petition of Gerrardus Beekman and others, praying 
a patent for two tracts of land, one containing 240, the 
other 776 acres, lying contiguous to the lands formerly 
granted them, being part of the tract once owned by 
Capt. John Evans, (see page 189,) 199 

Warrant for a patent to Gerrardus Beekman and others, for 
two tracts of land, lying and being near Shawangunck 
river, in the county of Ulster, containing in all, 1,016 
acres, 200 

July 21. Petition of Henry Beekman, junr.., and John Stou- 
tenburgh, praying a patent for the land laid out for them 
in Ulster county, (see page 1 97,) 201 

July 27. Petition of Patrick Magregore, for a warrant of 
survey to cover the actual quantity of land in the piece 
upon which he resides, the same being found to contain 
more than, was specified in the warrant issued upon his 
former petition, (see page 193,) 202 

July 14. Caveat entered by the heirs of Col. Patrick Mac- 
gregore and David Toshagh, Laird of Minnivard, against 
the report to be this day made upon a reference of the 



vol. vii.] LAND PAPERS. 145 

Page. 
1720. last petition of Mrs. Ingoldesby and her daughter, in 
behalf of themselves and the children of Mary Pinhorn, 

(see pages 115, 158,) 202 

July 28. Warrant of survey for Patrick Magregore, other- 
wise called Peter Magregore, for the land lying within 
his fence and now in his possession, (see next above,) 203 



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VOLUME VIII. 



1720-1722 



Page. 

1720. July 21. Petition of Isaac De Peyster and others, praying a 

warrant of survey for 8,000 acres of land in the county 

of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly granted to 

Capt. John Evans, adjoining the several grants to Mullin- 

der, Barberie, Huddleston and Dubois, with 1 

July 22. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 

to whom the same was referred, 1 

July 28. Warrant of survey for 8,000 acres of land in the 
County of Ulster, for Isaac De Peyster and others, (New 

Paltz,) 2 

July 27. Memorial of Cadwallader Colden. surveyor general, 
in relation to the warrant of survey for 400 acres of land, 

for Wm. Chambers, (see vol. vn, pages 191, 192,) 3 

July 20. Caveat eutered by Cadwallader Colden, surveyor 
general, against the granting any lands that are not first 
set out conformable to his Majesties' royal instructions, 
and particularly against Joseph Budd and others, inhabi- 
tants of Rye, in ye county of Westchester, till ye same 

be set out accordingly, (see vol. vn, page 159,) 4 

July 28. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom was referred the petition of Daniel Purdy and 
others, for lands in the town of Rye, in the county of 

Westchester, (see vol. vn, pages 171, 190,) 5 

July 28. Affidavit of John Frost, in relation to the souther- 
most part of a certain island called Mounsting Island, 
lying between the town of Rye, in the county of West- 
chester, and the sound, possession whereof was delivered 
by Jonathan Vo wells to Samuel Odell, in the presence of 

said Frost, 6 

July 28. Affidavit of Nathaniell Sherwood, in relation to 
the southermost part of a certain island called Mounsting 
Island, lying between the tOAvn of Rye, in the county of 
Westchester, and the sound, possession whereof was deli- 
vered by Jonathan Vowells to Samuel Odell, 7 

July 28. Affidavit of Samuel Odell and Patience, his wife, 



vol. viii.] LAND PAPERS. 147 

Page. 

1720. in relation to the southermost part of a certain island 

called Mounsting Island, lying between the town of Rye 

in the county of Westchester, and the sound, containing 

about 1,050 acres, conveyed by Jonathan Vo wells to the 

said Odell, 8 

July 28. Affidavit of John Lancaster, of the Younkers, in 
relation to the southermost part of a certain island called 
Mounsting Island, lying between the town of Rye, in the 
county of Westchester, and the sound, containing about 
1,050 acres, conveyed by Jonathan Vo wells to the Samuel 
Odell, 9 

Aug. 11. Warrant of survey for a certain tract of land be- 
tween Byram river and Blind brook, in the town of Rye, 
in the county of Westchester, for Daniel Purdy and 
others, (see page 5,) 10 

Aug. — . Petition of Patrick MacGregory, praying a patent 
for two tracts of land lying in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
one containing 500, the other 50 acres, 11 

Aug. 5. Description of a survey, of a tract of 160 acres of 
land, for Patrick McGregory, lying in the county of Ulster, 
within his fence and in his possession, beginning at the 
southwest corner of the land of William Southerland, laid . 
out by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., [with draught,] 
(New Windsor, Orange county,) (see vol. vn, page 203,) . 1 1 

Aug.6. Warrant for a patent to Patrick Magregory, other- 
wise called Peter Magregory, for two tracts of land in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, one containing 500 acres, 
and adjoining the line of Col. Ingoldesby's land, near the 
foot of ye Butter hill; the other lies upon Murderer's 
creek, within his fence, and contains 160 acres, (New 
Windsor, Orange county,) 12 

Aug. 8. Warrant for a patent to William Baker, for a certain 
messuage and dwelling house, in the city of New York, 
being ye corner house next to the wharf, and twenty-four 
foot next the street called King's street, together with the 
yard, and all the land the said house stands upon, (see vol. 
vii, page 188,) 13 

Aug. 11. Petition of Mary Ingoldesby, Mary Pinhorn and 
others, praying a patent for two tracts of land in the 
counties of Orange and Ulster, laid out for them pursuant 
to warrant, (see vol. vn, pages 295, 202,) 14 

Aug. 11. Warrant for a patent to Mary Ingoldesby and Mary 
Pinhorn, for 4,000 acres of land, upon the west side of 
Hudson's river, on Murderer's creek, and 1,360 acres, 
adjoining thereto, to Mary Pinhorn and John Pinhorne, . 15 

Aug. 11. Description of a survey of two tracts of land, in the 
counties of Orange and Ulster, one containing 4,000 acres, 
for Mary Ingoldesby and Mary Pinhorn ; the other, con- 
taining 1,360 acres, for Mary Pinhorn and John Pinhorn, 
laid out by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 16 

Aug. 11. Description of a survey of 4,500 acres of land, in 



148 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vm. 

Page. 
1720. the township of Rhye, in the county of Westchester, for 
Daniel Purdy and others, hy Cadwallader Colden, surveyor 

genl., IV 

Aug. 11. Petition of Daniel Purdy and others, praying a 
patent for several small tracts of land, laid out for them 
in the township of Rye, in the county of Westchester, . . 18 
Aug. 11. Warrant for a patent, to Daniel Purdy and others, 
for a parcel of land, lying between Blind brook and 
Byram river, in the township of Rye, in the county of 

Westchester, 19 

Sept. 9. Petition of John Clut, praying a patent for about 
300 acres of land, lying upon Hudson's river, above the 
city of Albany, and is bounded by the land of Johannah 
Cregier, the northerly bounds of the manor of Ranselaer, 
the boundaries of the patent granted to Johannes Schuy- 
ler, and the river aforesaid, near a creek, called Lissies 

creek, [with draught,] 20 

Sept. 9. Description of a survey of 7,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Captain John Evans, beginning at the great 
pond, seven chains to the northward of the eel fishing 
place, or the beginning of Quassaick brook, and adjoining 
the lands of Henry Wileman and Alexander Baird, laid 
out for Jacobus Kip and others, by Cadwallader Colden, 

surveyor general, (see vol. vn, pages 86, 87,) 21 

Sept. 9. Draught of 7,000 acres of land, in the county of 
Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, surveyed for Jacobus Kip and others, Cad- 
wallader Colden, surveyor general, (Newburgh, Orange 

county,) 22 

Sept. 12. Petition of Jacobus Kip and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land, in , the county of Ulster, laid 

out for them pursuant to warrant, (see next above,) 23 

Sept. 15. Warrant for a patent, to Jacobus Kip and others, 
for 7,000 acres of land, in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 

(Newburgh, Orange county,) 24 

Sept. 14. Warrant of survey, for 6,000 acres of the vacant 
and unappropriated land, in the county of Ulster, belong- 
ing to the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, for 

Lewis Morris and others, (see vol. vn, page 183,) 25 

Sept. 14. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, beginning at the southeast 
corner of the land laid out for Lewis Morris, and adjoin- 
ing the respective lines of Richard Vandam and John 
Johnstone, Junr., laid out for Capt. Vincent Pierce, by 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. general, [with draught,] (Corn- 
wall and New Windsor, Orange county,) 26 

Sept. 14. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Lewis Morris, 



vol. viil] LAND PAPERS. 149 

Page. 
1720. by Cadwallader Colden, survr. general, [with draught,] 

{seepage 25,) (New Windsor, Orange county,) 27 

Sept. 15. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Orange, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Andrew Nicolls, 
by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., [with draught,] 
(Cornwall, Orange county,) 28 

Petition of James Graham, praying a patent for two tracts 
of land, of 1,000 acres each, laid out for him, in the county 
of Ulster, pursuant to warrant, (Newburgh and New 
Windsor, Orange county,) {see vol. vii, page 198,) 29 

Oct. 25. Petition of Mary Van Ranselaer, widow, relict of 
Kilian Van Ranselaer, of the manor of Ranselaerwick, 
late proprietor, complaining of Johannes Apple, for 
obstructing the survey of a certain parcel of land, within 
the bounds of said manor, consisting of six flatts, and 
containing about 100 acres in the whole, with 200 acres 
of woodland, adjoining to the said flatts, {see vol. vn, 
page 64,) 30 

1719. April 23. Warrant of survey, issued upon the petition of 

Kilian Van Ranselaer, to lay out the land therein men- 
tioned, 31 

1720. Aug. 15. Affidavit of Andries Coeyman, Garrit Van Schaick 

and Daniel Winne, in relation to the survey of a certain 
parcel of land, within the bounds of the manor of Ranse- 
laerwick, and the obstruction offered thereto, by Johannes 
Apple and Teunis Slingerlandt, {see next above,) 32 

Aug. 3. Copy of the notice served upon Johannes Apple, 
informing him of the day when the lines of the patent, 
held by said Apple, in company with Teunis Slingerlandt, 
within the bounds of Renselaerwyck, will be run, with. . 33 

Aug. 24. Affidavit of Philip Verplanck, in relation to the 
service of the same, {see above,) 33 

1719. Aug. 6. Minute of council, upon the petition of Killian Van 

Renselaer, ordering that a copy of the same, with the 
depositions of Thomas Williams and Peter Goewey, be 
served upon Johannes Apple, and the said Apple appear 
before the board, that day month, after the service of the 
said copies, to answer the complaint of the said petition, 

with 34 

Oct. 22. Minute of council, upon the appearance of Johannes 
Apple before the board, 34 

1720. Nov. 3. Petition of Coenraat Borghart and Elias Van 

Schaack, for a warrant of survey for 3,590 acres of land 
lying near Kinderhook on the east side of Hudson's river 
near their farms, with {see vol. vi, page 173,) 35 

Nov. 4. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 35 

Nov. 16. Petition of Charles Brodhead and Cornelius Elt- 
ing, trustees of the town of Marbletown, in the county of 
Ulster, in behalf of themselves and others, the freeholders 
and inhabitants of the said town, praying to be heard by 
their council, the bill for settling the boundaries between 



] 50 LAND PAPERS. [vol. viii. 

Tagc. 

1720. the towns of Hurley and Marbletown aforesaid, before 
the same shall pass into a law, 36 

1721. Oct. 31. Survey of the line of Marbletown, Ulster Co., [with 

map,] 37 

1720. Nov. 18. Petition of Catherina Brett, widow, praying a 

special warrant for a tract of land in Dutchess county, 
lying upon and adjacent to the Wappings kill or creek, ' 39 

Nov. 28. Petition of John Haskoll, for a grant of 2,000 acres 
out of the vacant and unappropriated land in the province, 
with 40 

Dec. 7. Report of A. De Peyster and others of the council, 
to whom the same was referred, 40 

1721. Feb. 3. Warrant for a patent to John Johnston, junior, for 

two certain tracts of land in the county of Ulster, 1,000 
acres each, being part of the tract formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, 41 

Feb. 9. Petition of Catherina Bratt, for a warrant of survey 
for a certain tract or parcel of land in Dutchess county, 
lying upon and adjacent to the Wappings kill or creek, 
{see page 39,) 42 

May 23. Warrant of survey for a certain tract of land con- 
firmed by patent to Henry Van Ranslaier, beginning at 
the Kinderhook creek over against Major Abraham Staats 
house by Hudson's river, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, from thence southerly along the same until opposite 
the south side of Vasterix Island by a creek called Wag- 
hankasick, and stretching from thence into the woods 24 
English miles, from thence to the N. E. corner of Kinder- 
hook patent, and by the bounds of the same to Major 
Abraham's fall upon Kinderhook creek, thence down ye 
said creek to the place of beginning, 43 

June 28. Petition of Daniel Brondige and Samuel Hunt, for 
a warrant of survey for the White Plains purchase, (West- 
chester Co.,) 44 

June 28. Warrant of survey for White Plains, in the county 
of Westchester, 45 

June 28. Warrant of survey for the lands belonging to 
Daniel Brondige and Samuel Hunt, and lying within the 
bounds of the White Plains purchase in the county of 
Westchester, 46 

June 28. Certificate of land to Capt. Vincent Pierce, for a 
tract of land lying and being in the county of Ulster, 
being part of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, [seepage 26,) (Cornwall and New Windsor, Or- 
ange Co.,) 47 

June 28. Certificate to Lewis Morris, for a certain tract of 
land lying and being in the county of Ulster, being part 
of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans (see 
page 27,) (New Windsor, Orange Co.,) 4& 

July 1. Petition of Vincent Pearse, praying a patent for a 
certain tract of 1,000 acres of vacant land in the county 
of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly granted to 



vol. viii.] LAND PAPERS. 151 

Page. 
1721. Capt. John Evans, {see page 47,) (Cornwall and New 

Windsor, Orange Co.,) 49 

July 1. Petition of Lewis Morris, praying a patent for a 
certain tract of 1,000 acres of vacant land lying in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, (see page 48,) (New Windsor, Or- 
ange Co.,) 50 

July 1. Warrant for a patent to Vincent Pierce, for a cer- 
tain tract of 1,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 
being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, (seepage 49,) (Cornwall and New Windsor, Or- 
ange Co.,) 51 

July 1. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Morris and Vincent 
Pierce, for two tracts of land in the county of Ulster, 
to hold the same in severalty, (seepage 47, et seq.,) 52 

Petition of Gilbert Livingston and others, proprietors of a 
certain tract of land formerly granted to Col. Henry 
Beekman, deceased, bounded upon the patent granted to 
Francis Rumbout & Co., praying a warrant for the run- 
ning and ascertaining the south and east limits of said 
Rumbout's patent, in order for the better discovering the 
division line between their land and the said patent,. ... 53 

July 7. Petition of Catherina Brett, widow, praying for pro- 
tection against certain Indians who violently obstructed 
the surveyor in running the lines of her lands near the 
Wapping's kill in Dutchess county, and threatened her 
with bodily harm, and " that measures may be taken for 
bringing to condign punishment all persons who have 
been instrumental in the stirring up and inciting said 
Indians to such violent and dangerous practices," (see 
page 42,) 54 

July 26. Petition of Andrew Nicolls, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres of land in the county of Orange, being part 
of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (see 
page 28,) (Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 55 

Aug. 15. Exemplification of a description of a survey of two 
tracts of wood land, lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river by Kinderhook, one containing 3,590 acres, bounded 
to ye west by Claverock's creek, and ye Kinderhook creek 
and on ye other sides by ye King's woods, the other con- 
taining 410 acres, bounded to ye north by the manor of 
Ranslierswick, to the south by the bounds of the general 
patent of Kinderhook, to the west by the land of Andreas 
Gardiner, and to the east by the King's woods, laid out 
for Conrat Borghart and Elias Van Schak, by John Beatty, 
dep. survr., (see vol. vi, page 173,) 56 

Aug. 16. Petition of John Waldron, for a grant of 2,000 
acres out of the vacant lands in the province, with 57 

Oct. 2. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, = 57 

Aug. 16. Petition of Patrick Hume, for a grant of 2,000 
acres out of the vacant lands in this province, with 58 



152 LAND PAPERS. [vol. viii. 

Pago. 
1721. Oct. 2. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, 58 

Aug. 24. Petition of John Haskall, praying a patent for 2,000 
acres of land laid out for him in the county of Ulster, 
adjoining the land of Chambers & Southerland, and the 
land laid out for the German families, (vol. vii, page 33, et 

seq.,) (New Windsor, Orange Co.,) 59 

July 24. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for John Haskol, 
by Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen., [with draught,] (see 

next above,) (New Windsor, Orange Co.,) 60 

Aug. 24. Petition of R. Walter and others, to have the lands 
owned by them in Westchester county erected into a 

township, 61 

August 24. Warrant for letters patent of incorporation, for 
the lands of Robert Walter and others, in Westchester 

county, 62 

Sept. 29. Petition of James Smith, for a grant of 2,000 acres, 

out of the vacant land in the province, with 63 

Oct. 2. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, 63 

Sept. 29. Petition of Wm. Bradford, for a grant of 2,000 

acres, out of the land lying vacant in the province, with 64 
Oct. 2. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 

whom the same was refeiTed, 64 

Oct. 3. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant land, 
in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for Patrick 

Hume, (see page 58,) 65 

Account of patents, from Dec. 1719, to Oct., 1730, 66 

Oct. 3. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant land in 
Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for John Wal- 

dron, (see page 57,) 67 

Oct. 3. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant land, 
in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for James 

Smith, 68 

Oct. 3. Petition of James Henderson, praying a patent for, 
2,000 acres of land, lying vacant and unappropriated in 

the province, 69 

Oct. 3. Report of Gerard: Beekman and others, of the 

council, to whom the same was referred, 69 

Oct. 4. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant land, 
in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for James 

Henderson, 70 

Oct. 23. Petition of Major John Hardenbrooke, on behalf of 
i himself and others, the owners of a certain tract of land, 
situate and being in the counties of Ulster and Albany, for 
a warrant to survey, and lay out such parts of the bounds 
of Kingstowne, Hurley, Marble Towne, Rochester and 
other patented lands, lying next to their tract aforesaid, 
as shall be thought necessary to ascertain the true bounds 
thereof, 71 



vol. vih.] LAND PAPERS. 153 

Pago. 

1721. Oct. 23. Warrant of survey, to conform with the prayer of 

the foregoing petition, 72 

Oct. 25. Description of a survey of a tract of wood land, on 
the east side of Hudson's river, in the county of Albany, 
extending south from Kinderhook along the river, to the 
north bounds of Livingston manor, and thence on an 
easterly course, 24 miles to Westenhook, laid out for 
Hendrick Van Renselaer, by James Livingston, dep. 
survr., [with draught,] (see page 43,) (Claverack, Colum- 
bia Co.,) ' 73 

Oct. 7. Petition of Thomas Garland, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of the land lying vacant and unappropriated in the 
province, : 74 

Nov. 2. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 74 

Oct. 23. Petition of Richard Ashfield and Evert Wendell, for 
a grant of 2,000 acres, of the land lying unsettled and 
uncultivated in this province, with 75 

Nov. 2. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 75 

Nov. 7. Petition of Lewis Morris and others, for a license to 
purchase 12,000 acres of vacant land, upon the Mohacks 
river, of the native Indian proprietors, 76 

Nov. 9. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 76 

Nov. 9. License to Lewis Morris and others, to purchase 
12,000 acres of land, upon the Mohacks river, of the 
native Indian proprietors, 77 

Nov. 10. Petition of Cornelius Vanhorne, for a grant of 
2,000 acres, of the land now lying unsettled and unculti- 
vated in this province, 78 

Dec. 4. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 78 

Nov. 10. Petition of Henry Lane, for a grant of 2,000 acres, 
of the land now lying vacant and unappropriated in this 
province, with 79 

Dec. 4. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 79 

Nov. 10. Petition of John Van Home, for a grant of 2,000 
acres, of the land now lying vacant and unappropriated in 
this province, with 80 

Dec. 4. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 80 

Nov. 10. Petition of Richard Alsup, for a grant of 2,000 
acres, of the land now lying vacant and unappropriated hi 
this province, with 81 

1722. Jan. 9. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, 81 

1 721. Nov. 14. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, adjoining the lands granted to Cad- 
wallader Colden and Cornelius Low & Co., laid out for 
Patrick Hume, by Cadwallader Colden, surveyor genl., . . 82 
20 



154 LAND PAPERS. [vol. virr. 

Page. 
1721. Nov. 15. Caveat entered by David Ogden and Caleb Hyatt, 
in behalf of themselves and many others of the inhabitants 
of White Plains, in the county of Westchester, against the 
proceedings of Daniel Brondige and Samuell Hunt, under 
colour of a warrant obtained by them, to survey and 
ascertain the land belonging to them, within the White 
Plains aforesaid ; also praying that no return of survey 
made thereon may be filed, nor any futher power or autho- 
rity granted them, until the said Ogden, Hyatt and others, 
shall be heard thereupon, 83 

Nov. 22. Letter from Mr. Wileman to Mr. Bobin, deputy 
secretary, requesting him " to draw a petition, in ye new 
fforme, for Jacobus Bruyn and Henry Wileman, for 2,600 
acres of land, and putt it in councill ye next councill day," 84 

Nov. 22. Petition of Jacobus Bruyn and Henry Wileman, 
for a grant of 2,600 acres, of the land lying vacant and 
unappropriated in this province, 85 

Nov. 28. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 85 

Nov. 28. Petition of Gilbert Willetand Edward Gatehouse, 
for a grant of 4,000 acres out of the land lying vacant 
and unappropriated in this province, 86 

Nov. 28. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 86 

Dec. 2. Warrant of survey for 4,000 acres of the vacant land 
in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for Gilbert 
Willet and Edward Gatehouse, (2 copies,) 87 

Dec. 2. Warrant of survey for 2,600 acres of the vacant land 
in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for Jacobus 
Brugh and Henry Wileman, (see page 85,) 88 

Petition of Samuel Hunt and Daniel Brondige, for a new 
warrant of survey to embrace the whole of the White 
Plains purchase, in order the better to ascertain the limits 
and bounds of their several rights therein, (Westchester 
Co.,) (see page 83,) 89 

Dec. 7. Order for a warrant to survey all lands ungranted by 
the crown, in and about the White Plains, and to describe 
and ascertain the pretensions of Daniel Brondage and 
Samuel Hunt, in and about the same, 89 

Dec. 21. Petition of Joseph Budd and others, praying a 
patent of confirmation for a tract of land called the White 
Plains, (Westchester Co.,) 91 

Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to whom the 
same was referred, 91 

Dec. 23. Description of a survey of 5,500 acres of land in 
Westchester county, known by the name of the White 
Plains; also 380 acres, being part of the aforesaid tract, 
for Samuel Hunt, and 300 acres, being part of the same, 
for Daniel Brondige ; Robt. Crooke, dep. surveyor, (see 
page 89,) , 92 

Nov. 27. Petition of Stephen Deblois, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of the land now lying vacant and unappropriated in 
this province, with 93 



vol. vin.] LAND PAPERS. 155 

Page. 

1721. Dec. 21. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, 03 

1722. Jan. 11. Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of the vacant 

land in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for 
Stephen Dublois, 93 

1721. Dec. 7. Petition of Peter Vanderlyn and Thomas Foller, for 

a grant of 4,000 acres of the land lying vacant and unap- 
propriated in this province, with 94 

Dec. 27. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 94 

Dec. 12. Petition of John Dupuy, for a grant of 2,000 acres 
of the land lying vacant and unappropriated in this pro- 
vince, with 95 

1722. Jan. 9. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 

whom the same was referred, 95 

Petition of Burger Minders, for a warrant of survey for 500 
acres of vacant land adjoining the land now in his posses- 
sion, and bounded to land granted to Alexander Beard 
and Alderman Kipp and company, being part of Evans' 
patent, now vested in the crown, 96 

Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant land in 
Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, 97 

Jan. 10. Petition of Lancaster Symes and others, for a spe- 
cial warrant to suiwey Staten Island, in order to discover, 
lay out and ascertain the sundry parcels of land and 
meadow granted them upon a former petition, with (see 
vol. iv, page 158,) 98 

Feb. 17. Report of R. Walter and others, of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 98 

Jan. 10. Petition of Robt. Walter and others, for a license 
to purchase 8,000 acres of vacant land, upon the Mohaks 
river, of the native Indian proprietors, with 99 

Jan. 17. Report of Gerard: Beekman and others of the 
council, upon whom the same was referred, 99 

Jan. 11. Petition of Samuel Hunt and Daniel Brondige, 
praying a patent for two tracts of land in the White 
Plains, in Westchester county, one containing 300, the 
other 380 acres, with (see page 92,) 100 

Jan. 17. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 100 

Affidavit of Edward Rogers, concerning the lands of Samuel 
Hunt, in the White Plains purchase, (see next above,) ... 101 

Jan. 12. Indian deed to Lewis Morris and others, for a cer- 
tain tract of meadow and woodland, lying on the south 
side of the Maquaes river, about eleven miles above Fort 
Hunter, beginning from the east side of a certain creek 
by the said river side, called and known by the name of 
Onezereah, and so runs up along the said river to the west 
side of a brook called Utsogowanhe, and thence into the 
woods to the depth of one mile in a straight line, embrac- 
ing all the lands between the said creeks to the distance 
aforesaid into the woods from said river, (see page 76, et 
seq.,) 102 



156 LAND PAPERS. [vol. vih. 

Page. 
1722. Jan. 18. Petition of Garret Vanhorn and others, owners of 
that space of ground in the city of New York, upon the 
shore of the East river, bounding upon low water mark, 
from Rip Van Dam, his corner at the lower end of Maiden 
Lane, to the corner of Thomas Clark that comes from 
Wall street, and the wharves thereon, praying a grant of 
so much of the soil of said river as is beyond low water 
mark, within the space of two hundred feet from the pre- 
sent wharfs, within the bounds aforesaid, in order to 
extend said wharfs for the convenience of trade, 103 

Jan. 23. Report of Gerard: Beekman and others of the 
council, to whom the same was referred, 103 

Jan. 1 1 . Warrant of survey for the tract of land called the 
White Plains, and to describe and ascertain the preten- 
sions and claims of Joseph Budd and others, therein, (see 
page 91,) (Westchester Co.,) 104 

Jan. 11. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant 
land in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for John 
Depuy, 105 

Jan. 18. Petition of Francis Harison and others, for a license 
to purchase 12,000 acres of vacant land on the Mohacks 
river, of the native Indian proprietors, with 106 

Jan. 18. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, to 
whom the same was referred, 106 

Jan. 22. License to Francis Harrison and others, to purchase 
12,000 acres of vacant land in ye Mohacks county, within 
this province, of the native Indian proprietors, 107 

Jan. 23. Order to surveyor general, to prepare a map of 
the soil of the East river, in the city of New York, peti 
tioned for by Garret Vanhorn and others, for the extension 
of their wharves, (seepage 103,) 109 

Jan. 21. Petition of Thomas Jansen and Thomas Cock, in 
behalf of themselves and others, the freeholders and in- 
habitants of Marbletowne, in the county of Ulster, praying 
that the inhabitants of Hurley may be restrained from 
committing any further waste upon the lands in contest 
between the said towns, until the true bounds and limits 
of their respective rights shall be determined, 110 

Jan. 22. Petition of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty, of 
the city of New York, praying that the application of 
sundry of the city's grantees, for leave to extend the 
wharves, between the corner of the slip, by the end of 
Wall street, and the slip at the end of Maiden lane, may 
be rejected ; also for a confirmation for their charter ; for 
leave to choose a double number of constables in their 
wards, and other privileges, (see page 109,) Ill 

Jan. 24. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Thomas Gar- 
land, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., (see page 74,) 
(New Paltz,) 112 

Jan. 25. Certificate to Thomas Garland for 2,000 acres of 



vol. viii.] LAND PAPERS. 157 



1722. land, in the county of Ulster, being part of the tract 

formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (see next above.) 1 13 

Jan. 26. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Garland, for 2,000 
acres of land, in the county of Ulster, 114 

Jan. 26. Map of the soil of the East river, showing the pro- 
posed extension of the wharves, between Maiden lane and 
Wall street, in the city of New York, Cadwallader 
Colden, survr. genl., (see page 109,) 114 

Feb. 1. Petition of Abraham Kettletas and others, on behalf 
of themselves and most of the inhabitants of the city of 
New York, more especially of Queens street, against the 
petition of Garret Van Horn and others, for leave to 
extend the wmarves, between Maiden lane and Wall 
street, and that they may be heard by their counsel upon 
the same, (see next above,) 115 

Feb. 2. Letter of Thomas Clarke, to atty. genl., authorizing 
him to insert name of Cornells Low, in patent, for a 
certain wharf, 116 

Feb. 13. Minute of council, upon the petition of the mayor, 
aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, and 
the petition of Garret Van Home and others, (see pages 
103, 111,) 11 7 

Feb. 5. Report of Gerard : Beekman and others, of the 
council, to whom was referred the petition of Garret Van 
Home and others, 117 

Feb. 12. Petition of Thomas Braine, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of land, lying vacant and unappropriated, in this 
province, 118 

Feb. 22. Report of Lewis Morris, Jun., chairman of the 
committee of council, to whom the same was referred, . . 118 

Feb. 14. Petition of Robert Walter and Henry Beekman, 
for a grant of 4,000 acres of the land lying vacant and 
unappropriated in this province, 119 

Feb. 23. Report of Lewis Morris, Jim., chairman of the 
committee of council, to w T hom w r as referred the petition 
of Robert Walter and Henry Beekman, 120 

Feb. 15. Petition of Robert Crook, for a grant of 1,500 acres 
of the land lying vacant and unappropriated, in this pro- 
vince, 121 

Feb. 16. Petition of George Burnet, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of the land lying vacant and unappropriated, in this 
province, with 122 

Report of Lewis Morris, Jun., chairman of the committee of 
council, to whom the same was referred, 122 

Feb. 24. Warrant of survey, for 1,000 acres of the vacant 
land of Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for George 
Burnet, 123 

Feb. 21. Description of a survey of the White Plains, and 
the bounds of the claims of Joseph Budd and others 
therein, Will'm Forster, dep'y surveyor, (Westchester 
county,) (see page 104,) 124 

Feb. 24. Draught of the White Plains, (Westchester Co.,) . 125 

Feb. 26. Report of Fra : Harrison, chairman of the com- 



158 LAND PAPERS. [vol. viii. 

Page. 
1722. mittee, to whom was referred the claims of all parties 

concerned in the White Plains, (Westchester county,). . . 126 

Feb. 22. Petition of Edward Blagge and Johannis Hey, for 
a grant of 4,000 acres of the land lying vacant and unap- 
propriated, in this province, with 127 

Feb. 26. Report of Fra : Harison, chairman of the commit- 
tee, to whom the same was referred, 127 

Feb. 23. Deposition of Abraham De Lameter, concerning 
the bounds, set out by the Indians, for a tract of land 
between the Fish kill and the Wappauks kill, in Dutchess 
county, 128 

Feb. 23. Petition of John Teller and Jacobus Stoutenburgh, 
for a grant of 3,000 acres of the land lying vacant and 
unappropriated, in this province, 129 

Petition of John Chambers, for a grant of 1,000 acres of the 
land lying vacant and unappropriated, in this province, with 130 

Feb. 24. Report of Fra : Harison, chairman of the commit- 
tee, to whom the same was referred, 130 

March 1. Warrant of survey, to run out and ascertain the 
limits and bounds of the land granted to Andrew Nicolls, 
in Ulster county, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, 131 

March 1. Warrant of survey, to run out and ascertain the 
limits and bounds of the land granted to John Lawrence, 
in Ulster county, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, 132 

March 1. Warrant of survey, to run out and ascertain the 
limits and bounds of the land granted to Patrick Home, 
in Ulster county, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Ca})t. John Evans, 133 

March 2. Warrant of survey, to run out and ascertain, for 
Peter Low, the limits and bounds of a tract of land, in 
the county of Ulster, within the precincts of Rochester, 
beginning by a great fall, called Honeck, from thence up 
the creek, northerly, to ye high mountains, including sev- 
eral small parcels of land, called, by ye Lidian names, 
Wasshawassinck, Eghonok, Maghgkenigkonk, Tamina- 
wawaghghink, Ragawaak, Showarawahonk, with all ye 
uplands thereunto belonging, and also all ye land that 
lyes on ye Mombackus kill, within the bounds belonging 
to the Indians, from ye bounds of Kahansinck to the 
bounds of the high mountains, as the said bounds were 
formerly settled, by the articles of peace with them, includ- 
ing all the parcels of land called Malaghonk, Maggewakke, 
Tapoonus, with all the lands thereunto belonging, without 
any reservation, except about 200 acres, granted to War- 
near Koornbeck, 134 

March 7. Petition of Jan Christian Garlick and others, pray- 
ing a patent for a tract of land meadow and wood land in 
Mohacks country, beginning in the woods two or three 
miles from the Mohacks river, at a kill or creek called 
Canida's kill, from thence along the bounds of Hendrick 
Hansen & Co., and Harmen Van Slyck & Co., to Garoga 



vol. vni.] LAND PAPERS. 159 

Page. 

1722. creek, and up along the same to Cajaduta creek, from 
thence to the aforesaid Canida's creek, and down along 
the same to the place of beginning, with 135 

March 8. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee 
to whom the same was referred, 135 

March 7. Petition of William York and others, praying a 
patent for a tract of land in the Mohacks country, lying 
on the south side of Schohare, beginning on the east side 
of Schohare kill, at the south boimds of a patent granted 
to Myndert Schuyler & Co., and on the west side of said 
kill, at the south bouuds of a patent granted to Adam 
Vrooman, so going up south along both sides of said 
kill, and the foot of the hills as they wind and turn till 
it takes in six hundred acres, with 136 

March 8. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee 
to whom the same was referred, 136 

March 9. Warrant of survey for the tract of land petitioned 
for by Jan Christian Garlick and others, to be laid out 
according to the report made thereon by the committee of 
council, (seepage 135,) 137 

March 9. License to John Conrad Weiser and others, to pur- 
chase a tract of land in the Mohacks country, three miles 
distant from any part of the Mohacks river, 138 

March 10. Certificate to Saml. Hunt and Danl. Brondage, 
for two tracts of land on the White Plains, in Westches- 
ter county, one containing 264, the other 294 acres, 139 

March 10. Description of a survey of 264 acres of land being 
part of the White Plains, for Samuel Hunt, and 197 acres 
part of the same, for Daniel Brondige, Cadwallader Col- 
den, survr. gen., (Westchester Co.,) 140 

March 10. Description of a survey of 4,435 acres of land in 
the county of Westchester, commonly known by the name 
of the White Plains, laid out for Joseph Bud and others, 
by Cadwallader Colden, 141 

March 3. Petition of Godfred De Wulffen, for a grant of 150 
acres of the land lying vacant and unappropriated in this 
province, with 143 

March 12. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom the same was referred, 143 

March 24. Warrant of survey for 150 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, for Godfried Dewulfen, 143 

March 24. Petition of Hugh Munro, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of the vacant and unappropriated land in this pro- 
vince, 144 

March 24. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee 
of the council to whom the same was referred, 144 

March 24. Petition of Anne Ilooglandt, praying a grant for 
so much of the 2,000 acres allotted to her husband in his 
lifetime, in the patent of Wawayunda as shall be found 
to lie within the bounds of Evans patent, 1 45 

Oct. 4. Report of Gerard : Beekman, from the committee to 
whom the same was referred, 115 

April 5. Petition of Detcrich Marterstock, praying a patent 



160 LAND PAPERS. [vol. viii. 

Page. 
1722. for 500 acres of land in this province of which the crown 

now stands vested, 146 

April 24. Description of a survey of 2,500 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, upon Shawungunk river, being part 
of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out 
for Jacobus Bruyn and Henry Wilernan, by Cadwallader 
Colder, survr. gen., 149 

April 25. Description of a survey of a tract of land in Ulster 
county, (or in Orange county near the bounds of the 
county of Ulster,) being part of the re-assumed lands of 
Capt. John Evans, laid out for John Lawrence, by Cad- 
walladen Colden, survr. gen., 150 

March 27. Description of a survey of a tract of land in 
Orange county, on the Murderer's creek, being part of the 
re-assumed lands of Capt. John Evans, granted by patent 
to Andrew Nicolls, Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen.,. . . . 151 

May 7. Description of a survey of 1,250 acres of land in the 
county of Orange, being part of the land formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, laid out for John Dupuy, by Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. gen., 152 

May 7. Certificate to John Dupuy, for a certain tract of land 
in the county of Orange, containing 1,250 acres, being 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, . . 153 

May 8. Warrant for a patent to John Dupuy, for a tract of 
land in the county of Orange, 154 

May 22. Petition of Jaques Pullion, for a warrant of survey 
to run out and ascertain the precise bounds of a tract of 
land on the south side of Staten Island, confirmed by 
patent to one John Bodine, and now vested in the peti- 
tioner, (see vol. iv, page 141,) 155 

May 23. Petition of Henry Van Ranselaer, in relation to 
the iDretensions of Coonradt Borghardt and Elias Van 
Schaack, and praying a warrant to run out and ascertain 
the northern and eastern bounds of Claverack, 156 

May 22. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, adjoining the patent of 
Jacobus Kip and others, laid out for William Bradford, 
by Cadwallader Colden, surveyor gen., 157 

May 23. Warrant for a patent to William Bradford, for a 
tract of land in the county of Ulster, 158 

June 20. Warrant of survey for a tract of land in the Ma- 
hauks country, about three miles from the river at a kill 
called Otsquage, purchased under a license by John Con- 
Weisser, junior, and others, beginning by a creek which 
comes in the kill of Otsquage, and so running up west on 
both sides of the said kill Otsquage to a place called the 
Keykuyt, 159 

June 20. Certificate to Godfried Dewulfen, for a tract of 150 
acres of land in the county of Albany, lying on the west 
bank of Hudson's river, (seepage 142,) 160 

June 21. Petition of Charles Congreve, praying a patent for 
a tract of land containing 600 acres, formerly laid out for 



vol. viil] LAND PAPERS. 161 

Pago. 
1722. him in the tract of land late Capt. John Evans, with the 

addition of 200 acres adjoining to the same, 161 

June 23. Petition of Charles Congreve, for a grant of 800 
acres of the land lying vacant and unappropriated in this 
province, 162 

June 28. Petition of Adrian Gerritse, in behalf of himself 
and others, the patentees of the town of Hurly, in rela- 
tion to the division line between Marbletown and Hurly, 163 

June 16. Affidavit of Albert Roosa, one of the trustees of 
the town of Hurley, that Cornells Eltinge, in the month 
of January, hath carried away wood from the land in dis- 
pute between Hurley and Marbletown, 164 

May 4. Map of 2,740 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 
being the tract in difference between the towns of Hurley 
and "Marbletown, surveyed at the request of the trustees 

of Hurly town, by Corns. Low, junr., dept. survr., 165 

1718. Nov 26. Map demonstrating how the lines of Hurly run to 
the bounds of the New Paltz, as expressed by their 
patent and act of Generall Assembly, surveyed by Henry 

Van Derburgh, dept. survr., . . . , 166 

1722. July 5. Petition of Cornelius Elting, in relation to the lands 
in dispute between Marbletown and Hurley, and his own 
right therein, 167 

June 1. Affidavit of Cornelius Elting, that the lands held by 
him and his ancestors for many y^ars past, in the town of 
Marbletown, have by the division line lately established, 
fallen within the town of Hurley, 167 

July 9. Indian deed to John Conrad Weiser, junr., and 
others, for a certain tract of land lying and being on both 
sides of the Mohaugs river, beginning at the first carry- 
ing place, being the eastermost bounds, called by the 
natives Astenrogen, running along on both sides of the 
said river westerly unto Ganendagaraen or the upper end 
of it, it being about twenty-four English miles long on 
both sides of the said river, together with all the wood- 
land northerly and southerly of the said meadow land, as 
far as the said Palintins or high Dutch men please, 168 

July 30. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Stephen Du- 
blois, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 169 

July 30. Certificate to Stephen Dublois, for a certain tract 
of 1,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, being part 
of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 1 70 

Aug. 9. Affidavit of Albert Miner, concerning the bounds of 
the highlands and Evans' patent, 171 

Feb. 13. Affidavit of Francis Wessels, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands and Evans' patent, 172 

Feb. 13. Affidavit of John D'Honneur, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 173 

Feb. 13. Affidavit of Cornelius Low, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 174 

21 



162 LAND PAPERS. vol. viii. 

Page. 
1722. Feb. 13. Affidavit of Charles Phillips, concerning the bounds 

of the highlands, 175 

July 6. Affidavit of Peter Herring, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 176 

Feb. 13. Affidavit of William Bond, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 177 

Aug. 8. Affidavit of David Provoost, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 178 

Aug. 8. Affidavit of Goser Van Schaick, concerning the 
bounds of the highlands, 178 

Aug. 8. Affidavit of Cornelius Low, junr., concerning the 
bounds of the highlands, 178 

Aug. 8. Affidavit of Abraham Wendell, Harmanus Fisher, 
Evert Bogardus and Jacob Schermerhorn, concerning the 
bounds of the highlands, 179 

Aug. 8. Affidavit of John Van Ness, concerning the bounds 
of the highlands, 180 

July 6. Affidavit of Peter Corteyleau, concerning the bounds 

of the highlands, 181 

1718. Oct. 10. Memorial of Aug: Graham, surveyor general, in 
relation to the bounds of Evans' patent, and the warrants 

issued to him for laying out lands therein, 182 

1722. Feb. 13. Report of R. Walter and others of the council, 

concerning the bounds of Evans' patent, 183 

March 1. WaiTant of survey to run out and ascertain the 
limits and bounds of Evans' patent, 184 

Caveat entered by Ebenezer Willson, John Van Home and 
Anthony Rutgers, on behalf of themselves and others, 
the patentees and persons interested in the lands known 
as Wawayunda and Minisincks, against the recording of 
the return of any new survey of the line of division be- 
twixt the said lands and the lands formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, and against the passing of any grant 
for any tracts of land comprehended within the aforesaid 
new supposed division line and the former division line, 
until they be heard thereupon by their counsel, 185 

May 30. Description of a survey of part of the limits and 
bounds of Evans' patent, beginning at Stoney Point and 
running northwest over a hill part of which makes the 
Stony Point, and is called in the Indian, Kunnoghky or 
Kunnoghkin, Cadwallader Golden, survr. general, 186 

Aug. 13. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom was referred the minute prepared by 
the attorney general, upon a hearing of several affidavits 
taken, concerning the northwest line of Evans' patent,. . 187 

Petition of John Scott, for license to purchase a tract of 
land lying about four miles above Fort Hunter, on the 
south side of the Mohauks river, 188 

Aug. 31. Report of Lewis Morris, junr., chairman of the 
committee of council, to whom the same was referred,. . 188 

Sept. 3. Indian deed to Lewis Morris and others, of a cer- 
tain tract of meadow and wood land on the south side of 
the Maquaes river, about 10 miles above Fort Hunter, 



vol. viii.] LAND PAPERS. 163 



1722. beginning from the west side of a hill by 'the said river- 
side, called by the Indians Kanendahhere, by the Chris- 
r tians lately called Antony's nose and so runs up along the 
said river to the west side of a certain creek called On- 
nezereah, from thence goes into the woods the depth of 
four English miles, carrying the same breadth all the way 
into ye woods from the river side, 189 

Sept. 6. Indian deed to Lewis Morris and others, of a certain 
tract of meadow and wood land lying on the south side 
of the Maquaes river about twelve miles above Fort Hun- 
ter, beginning from the west side of a certain kill by the 
river side called Utsogowanhe, and so up along the said 
river westerly to a certain fountain known by the name of 
Goghnonrede, about a quarter of a mile from the river, 
then into the woods to the depth of four English miles, 
carrying the same breadth all the way into the woods as 
it hath by the said river side, 1 90 

July 5. Warrant of survey for all such parcel or parcels of 
land as have been formerly possessed and enjoyed by the 
minister of the parish of Rye, (Westchester Co.,) 191 

Sept. 24. Description of a survey of two parcels of land for- 
merly possessed and enjoyed by the minister of the parish 
of Rhye, in the county of Westchester, one situate in the 
townfield, beginning near the fence of Ebenezer Kniffen, 
and containing about 7^ acres, the other called the home 
lot in which the town house or parsonage stands, contain- 
ing about 2 acres, William Forster, dep. surveyor, [with 
draught,] 192 

Oct. 3. Indian deed to Lewis Morris and others, of a certain 
tract of meadow and wood land on the south side of the 
Maquaes river about thirteen miles above Fort Hunter, 
beginning at the river side on the west side of a certain 
fountain called Ioghnowreda, which lies about a quarter 
of a mile from the river, and so runs up along the river 
to a hill called Tsidiosowenyou, which comes down to the 
river, being about three English miles above Ioghnow- 
reda aforesaid, thence runs into the woods to the depth 
of four English miles, carrying the same breadth all the 
way into the woods as it hath by the said river side, as 
also the islands in the river over against the said meadow 
land, 193 

Oct. 3. Petition of Francis Harrison, Lewis Morris, junior, 
and others, praying a patent for 12,000 acres of land 
within the bounds of a tract in the Mohauks country, 
purchased by them under a license, lying on the north 
side of the Mohauks river, beginning at the northwest 
bounds of the land belonging to Abraham De Peyster and 
Harmen Van Slyck, running thence north along the river 
to the place where the river makes a turn to the eastward, 
at which place there are two or three islands, which is 
little above the castle called Dekagjoharone, and back 
into the woods five miles, 194 



164 LAND PAPERS. [vol. viii. 

Page. 
1722. Oct. 4. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred, 1 94 

Dee. 16. Warrant of survey for the docks and wharves to be 
erected on the East river, between Maiden lane and Wall 
street in the city of New York, 194 

Dec. 20. Description of a survey of that part of the soil of 
the East river between Maiden lane and Wall street, in 
the city of New York, in which the new wharves are to 
be erected, surveyed for Garret Vanhorne and others, by 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen., 195 

Oct. 3. Petition of John Scott, praying a patent for 1,500 
acres within the bounds of the tract purchased by him 
under a license, on the south side of the Mohauks river, 
opposite over against the land of John Collins, beginning 
at the head of Kanowahkee to the first kill or creek so 
joins to Orachkee butting the river northerly, and run- 
ning round under the hills to the southward, together 
with the woodland, 197 

Oct. 4. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee 
of the council to whom the same was referred, 197 

Sept. 25. Petition of Christopher Denne, praying a patent 
for a tract of about 2,000 of land in the county of Orange, 
which has been cut off from Wawayunda, to which he 
supposed it proper belonged by the new N. W. line of 
Evans patent, with 198 

Oct. 4. Report of the committee of council to whom the 
same was referred, 198 

Oct. 6. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, beginning at the southeast corner 
of the land laid out for Stephen Dublois, laid out for 
George Burnet, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen., ... 199 

Oct. 19. Description of a survey of 1,500 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, on the south side of Mohawk's river 
about two miles above Fort Hunter, being part of a larger 
tract purchased from the Indians, beginning at a certain 
brook called by the Indians Oghrackie, otherwise known 
by the name of Arie's creek where it falls into Maquaes 
river, laid out for John Scot, by Cadwallader Colden, 
suvr. gen., 200 



VOLUME IX. 



1722-1726. 

Pago. 

1722. Oct. 19. Certificate to John Scott, for a certain tract of land 
on the south side of the Mohawk's river, about two miles 
above Fort Hunter, 1 

Oct. 22. Description of survey of a certain tract or parcel of 
land on the south side of the Mohawk's river, being three 
tracts of land purchased of the native Indians, beginning 
at the northwest side of a certain hill on the south side 
of the Maquaes river, called by the Indians Kanendakhe- 
rie and lately called by the Christians Anthony's nose, 
containing 6,000 acres, surveyed for Lewis Morris, by 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 2 

Oct. 23. Petition of Stephen Dublois, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of the land lying vacant and unappropriated in this 
province, 3 

Oct. 24. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee of 
council, to whom the same was referred, 3 

Oct. 23. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Morris and others, 
for a ti-act of land lying on the south side of the Mohawk 
river, (see page 2,) 4 

Oct. 24. Warrant of survey for 1,000 acres of the vacant 
land in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for 
Stephen Dublois, 5 

Oct. 29. Petition of Lancaster Symes, in behalf of himself 
and others, praying a warrant to survey Staten Island, in 
order to ascertain the quantity of vacant land thereon, . . 6 

Nov. 1. Petition of John Christ Gerlach, in behalf of him- 
self and other distressed palatines, for a license to pur- 
chase a tract of land in the Mohauks country, at some 
miles distance from any part of the Mohauks river, on a 
creek commonly called the Canada creek, 7 

Nov. 1. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee of 
council to whom the same was referred, 7 

Nov. 2. License to Godfrey Dewolven, John Christ Gerlach 
and others, to purchase a tract of land in the Mohauks 
country, on the Canada creek, 8 



166 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1722. Nov. 29. Petition of William Burnet, junior, and others, for 
a license to purchase some vacant land on* the Mohacks 
river, 9 

Dec. 1. Report of John Barberie, chairman of the committee 
of council to whom the same was referred, 9 

De^. 3. Description of a survey of 1,140 acres of land, for 
Christopher Denn, being that part of the land now in his 
possession, which is within the northwest line which is 
the southwest bounds of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl.,. ... 10 

Dec. 5. Certificate to Henry Lane, for 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, adjoining the patents to Mcintosh, 
McKnight and Noxen, 11 

Dec. 5. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, beginning at the northwest corner of 
the land granted to Phineas Mcintosh, being part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. Jno. Evans, surveyed for 
Henry Lane, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 12 

Dec. 6. Petition of Francis Child, praying to be admitted 
as a patentee in the patent for extending the wharves be- 
tween Maiden lane and Wall street, 13 

Dec. 6. Warrant for a patent to Henry Lane, for a tract of 
land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, 14 

Dec. 13. License to William Burnet, junr., and others, to 
purchase 6,000 acres of vacant land in the Mohacks 
country, 15 

Dec. 14. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, adjoining the lands of 
Thomas Noxen and Patrick MacKnight, surveyed for 
James Smith, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 16 

Petition of Henry Lane, attorney to Daniel Legg, of Lon- 
don, for a warrant of survey for 1,500 acres of land, part 
of the estate in Dutchess county, of Mrs. Catherine Brett, 17 

Petition of Richard Sackett, for a warrant of survey to run 
the north line of Mrs. Brett's patent, his land lying adjoin- 
ing thereto, (Dutchess Co.,) 19 

Petition of William Apples, in relation to lot of ground in 
the city of New York, lying and being to the south of 
the Beaver's path, between the fort and the lot of John 

Stevenson, 20 

7 , T 23. Jan. 11. Petition of Francis Harison and others, praying 
that the 12,000 acres of land purchased by them in the 
Mohacks county, may be taken up in three patents, (see 
vol. viii, page 194,) 21 

Jan. 17. Warrant of survey for a tract of land for John Jost 
Petri and Conradt Rickert and others, lying on both sides 
of the Mohacks river, beginning at the first carrying place, 
being the eastermost bounds called Astenrogen, running 
along on both sides of the said river westerly unto Ganen- 
dagaren or the upper end of it, being about twenty-four 
English miles long on both sides of the-said river, 22 

Feb. 6. Indian deed to William York and others, of a cer- 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 167 

Page. 
1723. tain tract of land lying and being on the east side of 
Schohare kill, at the south bounds of a patent granted to 
Mr. Myndert Schuyler and company, and on the west side 
of the said kill, at the south bounds of a patent granted 
to Adam Vrooman, and so south along both sides of said 
kill and the foot of the hills as they wind and turn till it 
takes in 600 acres, (see vol. vm, page 136,) 23 

Feb. 11. Certificate to James Henderson, for two certain 
tracts of land in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, one contain- 
ing 1,184 acres, the other 530 acres, (New Windsor and 
Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 24 

Feb. 1 1 . Description of a survey of two tracts of land in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, one containing 1,184 acres, the other 
530 acres, (New Windsor and Cornwall, Orange Co.,) . . 25 

Feb. 11. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land on 
the Verkeerde kill, in the county of Ulster, being part of 
the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, surveyed 
for Stephen Dublois, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 
(Shawangunk,) 26 

Feb. 11. Certificate to Stephen Dublois, for 1,000 acres of 
land on the Verkerde kill, in the county of Ulster, (Sha- 
wangunk,) 27 

Feb. 12. Indian deed to Jan Christian Garlick, of a certain 
tract of land in the Mohacks country, on the north side of 
the Mohaks river, between Canidas kill and Garoga creek, 
(see vol. vm, page 135,) 28 

Feb. 12. Warrant for a patent, to Stephen Dublois, for a tract 
of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, (see 
page 27,) 29 

Feb. 12. Warrant for a patent, to James Henderson, for two 
certain tracts of land set out to him, as appears by a cer- 
tificate, (see page 24,) 30 

Feb. 12. Caveat, entered by Thomas Clarke, against grant- 
ing any patent to Francis Childs, or any other, to fill up 
or build between the wharf of said Clark (which begins 
on the east side of Wall slip and runs east 68 feet) and 
the water side, (New York city,) (see vol Y,page 136,) . . 31 

Feb. 22. Caveat, entered by Gerard Schuyler and Peter De 
Grove, in behalf of themselves and Adolp DeGrove, to 
prevent any persons having a patent to fill up or build 
between the wharf commonly known by the name of 
Clarke's, lying on the east side of Wall slip, and so runs 
eastward 68 feet, «2 

Mar. 1. Warrant of survey, for 2,000 acres of the land in 
Evans' patent, of which the crown now stands vested, (see 
vol. vm, page 145,) 33 

Feb. 28. Petition of Robert Walter, Rip Van Dam and 
Hendrick Hansen, in behalf of themselves and company, 
praying a patent for 8,000 acres of land, within the bounds 
of then- purchase in the Mohacks country, with (see vol. 
vm, page 99,) 34 



168 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1723. Feb. 4. Report of Gerard : Beekman, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 34 

Feb. 28. Petition of David Provoost and Phillip Schuyler, 
praying a patent for a certain piece of wood land, in the 
county of Albany, bounded to the north by the wood land 
of Cornelius Swits, on the east by the west bounds of 
Counestagajone, on the south by the north bounds of the 
town of Schenectady, 35 

Mar. 4. Report of Gerard Beekman, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 35 

Mar. 4. Petition of Edward Broomhead, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of land, lying vacant and unappropriated, in this 
province, 36 

Mar. 8. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee, 
to whom the same was referred, 36 

Mar. 4. Petition of John Conrad Weisser, Jun., and others, 
for a license to purchase a tract of land, in the Mohauks 
country, three miles distant from any part of the Mohacks 
river, near a creek, called by the Indians, Otqshage, .... 37 

Mar. 8. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee, 
to whom the same was referred, 37 

Mar. 4. Petition of Dederick Marterstock, for a grant of 150 
acres of land, lying vacant and unappropriated, in this . 
province, with 38 

Mar. 8. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the committee, 
to whom the same was referred, 38 

Mar. 7. Petition of Rip Van Dam and others, praying a 
patent for two hundred feet of the soil of the East river, 
beyond low-water mark, between Rip Van Dam's corner, 
at the lower end of Maiden lane, to the corner, called 
Thomas Clark's corner, that comes from Wall street, (New 
York,) (see vol. viii, page 103,) 39 

Mar. 16. Description of a survey of six tracts of land, within 
the bounds of a tract, on the Maquas river, purchased by 
Francis Harrison and others, of the Indians, containing, 
in all, 12,000 acres, surveyed for the purchasers, by Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., (Oppenheim and Palatine, 
Montgomery county,) (see page 21,) 40 

Mar. 7. Petition of Gerrardus Beekman, praying a patent for 
a lot of land, in the East ward, in the city of New York, 
bounded westerly by Robert Winnalls, easterly by the 
tanyard of George Aston, southerly by ClyfF street, and 
northerly by land now or late of Henry Beekman, and 
contains, in breadth, in front and rear, forty-four feet 
>» and a half, and in length, on both sides, 100 feet, 41 

Mar. 16. Description of a survey, of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Orange, within the bounds of the tract for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, being a tract of land 
formerly surveyed for her, by agreement with the paten- 
tees of Wawayandee, surveyed for Amie Hooglanclt, by 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. general, (see vol. viii, page 
1 45,) 42 

Mar. 13. Certificate to Anne Hooglandt,- for 2,000 acres of 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 169 

Pago. 
1723. land, in the county of Orange, within the bounds of the 

patent formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 43 

Mar. 14. Warrant for a patent, to Anne Hooglandt, for a 

tract of land set out for her, as appears by a certificate, . . 44 
Mar. 1 7. Warrant for a patent, to Francis Harrison and othr 
ers, for six tracts of land set out for them, as appears by 

a certificate, • • 45 

Mar. 16. Certificate to Francis Harrison and others, for six 
tracts of land, of 2,000 acres each, within the bounds of a 
tract purchased by them, in the Mohacks country, (see 

page 40,) 45 

Mar. 25. Petition of Hendrick Ten Eyck, for a license to 
purchase 800 acres of land, on the south side of the 

Mohauks river, in the Mohauks country, 46 

Mar. 25. Petition of Johannes Roseboom, for a license to 
purchase a tract of land, on the south side of the Mohauks 

river, in the Mohauks country, 47 

Mar. 28. Description of a survey of sundry tracts of land, on 
both sides of the Mohawk's or Maques river, above the 
falls, called, by the Indians, Astenrogen, surveyed by 
Phillip Verplanck and Nicholas Schuyler, deputy survey- 
ors, (see page 22,) 48 

Mar. 30. Draught of a Avarrant of survey, for the tract of 
land on the north side of the Mohauk's river, purchased 
by Francis Harrison and others, and for which a patent 
has been granted to the said purchasers, (seepage 45,) ... 50 
April 6. Affidavit of Robert Bloomer, attesting the payment 
of the quit-rent due upon his land, in John RichbelPs 
patent, for which said land was seized, in the time of Gov. 

Dongan, and the loss of the receipt for the same, 51 

April 6. Affidavit of Robert Bloomer, Jun., corroborating 

the same, 51 

April 18. Petition of Martha Heathcote, widow, and others, 
for an order to the receiver general, to deduct and allow 
the quit-rent paid by Robert Bloomer, as appears by the 

foregoing affidavits, with 52 

April 19. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council, to whom the same was referred, 52 

May 25. Warrant for a patent, to Edward Broomhead, for a 

tract of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, . . 53 
May 24. Certificate to Edward Broomhead, for 2,000 acres 
of land, in the county of Ulster, lying near the village of 
Showangunck, beginning on the west side of the Klyne 
kill, near the hills, at a place called, by the Indians, 

Weighquatenhonk, • 54 

Petition of Lewis Morris and others, praying a new patent 
to cover a mistake in that granted him for 6,000 acres of 

land on the Mohaws river, 55 

May 25. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Morris and others 
for a tract of land set out to them as appears by a certifi- . 

cate, 56 

May 24. Description of a survey of a tract of land on the 
south side of the Mohawks river near Anthony's nose, 
22 



170 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1723. containing 6,450 acres, laid out for Lewis Morris and 

others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen., 57 

May 10. Indian deed to Conradt Wyser, junior, and others, 
of a tract of land in the Mohacks country, about three 
miles from the river at a kill called Otsquage, beginning 
by a kill which comes into Otsquage, called Otsoquene 
and so running up west on both sides of the Otsquage 
kill to a place called the Keykuyt, 58 

May 10. Draft of certificate to Charles Congreve, for 800 
acres of land lying upon Hudson's river in the county of 
Orange, beginning at Stony Point, being part of the lands 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (Haverstraw, Rock- 
land Co.,) 59 

May 10. Description of a survey of 800 acres of land lying 
upon Hudson's river in the county of Orange, beginning 
at Stony Point, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, surveyed for Charles Congreve, by 
Cadwallader Colden, surv. gen., (Haverstraw, Rockland,) 60 

May 10. Exemplification of a certificate to Charles Con- 
greve, for a tract of 800 acres of land lying upon the 
west side of Hudson's river in the county of Orange, 
beginning at Stony Point, being part of the lands for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, (Haverstraw, Rock- 
land Co.,) 61 

May 11. Warrant for a patent to Charles Congreve, for a 
tract of land set out to him as appear by a certificate,. . . 62 

May 20. Indian deed to William Bowen and others, of a cer- 
tain tract of land in the Mohauks country, beginning at 
Candida creek, behind Captain John Collins' line and 
Hendrick Hansen's line, 63 

May 23. Petition of Daniell Chubb, for a grant of some 
vacant land near the Connecticut line, 64 

May 24. Certificate to Edward Broomhead, for a certain 
tract of land in the county of Ulster, near the village of 
Shawangunck, being part of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, beginning on the west side of a certain 
brook called Klyne kill, (see page 54,) 65 

May 24. Certificate to Anne Hooglandt, for a certain tract 
or parcel of land in the county of Orange, being part of 
the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, having 
been formerly surveyed for her by agreement with the 
patentees of Wawayandee, (see page 43,) 66 

May 24. Patent to Anne Hooglandt, for 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Orange, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, being likewise a tract of 
land formerly surveyed for her by agreement with the 
patentees of Wawayandee, 66 

May 24. Description of a survey for Edward Broomhead, of 
1,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, near the vil- 
lage of Shawongunk, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, beginning on the west side 
of Klyne kill, .- — -; 67 

May 25. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Morris and others, 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 171 

Page. 
1723. for a tract of land set out to them as appears by a certifi- 
cate, G8 

May 24. Exemplification of a certificate to Lewis Morris and 
others, for a certain tract of land on the south side of the 
Mohauks river, striking said river on the west at a place 
where the hill called by the native Indians Tsidrosowen- 
gon reaches the bank of said river, and containing in all 
6,450 acres, 63 

May 30. Petition of John Pieterse Mebee, praying a grant 
and confirmation ef 400 acres of wood land adjoining his 
patent on the Tiondorogoes creek, 69 

June 13. Petition of Richard Jerrard and William Bull, 
praying a patent for 2,600 acres of land in the county of 
Orange, including the land purchased by them from the 
patentees of Wawayunda, recently found to be within the 
bounds of Evans' patent, 70 

June 13. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee to whom the same was referred, 70 

June 20. Description of a survey of 600 acres of land lying 
in four lots, the first begins at the southermost bounds 
upon Schohary creek of the lands granted to Myndert 
Schuyler and others, the second begins at a place com- 
monly called the Afgevallen Berghen, and along Schohary 
creek, the third tract begins at the northermost point of 
a piece of flatland called the first Brekebeen, the fourth be- 
gins at the northermost corner on the west side of the 
creek called the second Brekebeen, surveyed for William 
York and others, 71 

June 21. List of names to be inserted in patent for Lawyer's 
purchase at Schohare, containing as by estimation about 
40,000 acres, 72 

June 21. Warrant for a patent to William York and others, 
for four tracts of land laid out for them as appears by a 
certificate, with 73 

June 20. Exemplification of a certificate to William York 
and others, for 600 acres of land purchased by them of 
the native Indians lying in four several lots on the Scho- 
hary kill, (see page 71,) 73 

June — . Draught of a patent to William York, and others, 
for four tracts of land on Schohary kill, containing in all 
600 acres, (incomplete,) 73 

June 21. Description of a survey of 1,100 acres of laud being 
a tract lying in the county of Albany on the^north side of 
the Mohawks river, above the fall of the said river, which 
is about 40 miles above Fort Hunter, surveyed for Anna 
Kast and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. gen.,. ... 74 

June 21. Certificate to Anna Kast and others, for a tract of 
land on the north side of the Mohawks river about 40 miles 
above Fort Hunter, beginning at a certain hill about 
sixty chains below a certain brook called by the Indians 
Rascetath, containing 1,100 acres, 75 

June 22. Warrant for a patent to Anna Kast and others, for 
a tract of land set out to them, as appears by a certificate, 76 



172 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 

1723. June 26. Certificate to Francis Harrison, for a certain lot of 

land now in his possession, being his share in an allotment 
of 5,000 acres granted him in company with Mary Tatham 
and others, beginning on the west bank of Hudson's river, 
and containing 1,000 acres, together with an undivided fifth 
part of ye meadow ground called the Dance Chamber, 
and 315 acres adjoining the west bounds of the aforesaid 
tract of 1,000 acres, for highways, 77 

June 27. Warrant for a patent to Francis Harrison, for two 
tracts of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, 
with = 78 

June 26. Exemplification of certificate to Francis Harrison, 
for the same, 78 

June 27. Certificate to William York and others, for a tract 
of land lying on the south side of Schohare, in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of a place called Schohare kill, 
at the south bounds of a patent granted to one Myndert 
Schuyler, and laid out in four parcels, (see page 73,) 79 

June 27. Petition of John Pieterse Mebee, for a license to 
purchase 600 acres of vacant land in the county of Albany, 80 

1724. March 31. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee 

to whom the same was referred, 80 

1723. June 21. Exemplification of a certificate to Anna East and 
others, for 1,000 acres of land on the north side of the 
Mohauks river, (see page 76,) 81 

Description of a survey of two tracts of land for Francis 
Harrison, one containing 1,000 acres, being his share in 
an allotment of 5,000 acres granted him in company with 
Mary Tatham and others, the other lying upon the west 
bounds of the aforesaid tract and containing 315 acres, 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., (see page 77,) 82 

Aug. 9. Description of a survey of 2,600 acres of land in 
the county of Orange, being part of the tract formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Richard Jer- 
rard and William Bull, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. 
genl., 83 

Aug. 10. Warrant for a patent to Richard Jerrard and Wil- 
liam Bull, for a tract of land set out to them, as appears 
by a certificate, with 84 

Aug. 9. Exemplification of certificate to Richard Jerrard and 
William Bull, for a certain tract of land in the county of 
Orange, being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. 
JohnEvans, beginning at a certain point in the line that 
is supposed to divide the counties of Orange and Ulster, 
commonly called the west line, 84 

Aug. 10. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Rou, minister of the 
French church in the city of New York, for two lots and 
houses in the dockward of said city, bounded southerly 
by Mill street otherwise Jew street, being the estate of 
Richard Ellet, deceased, which, in default of heirs, has 
escheated to the crown, 85 

Description of a survey of a tract of land in the county of 
Albany, about two miles from the north side of the Mo- 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 173 

Page. 

1723. hawks river, and about seven miles above Fort Hunter, in 
separate allotments, for John Christian Garlach and his 
associates, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 86 

Sept. 13. Draught of certificate to John Christian Garlack 
and others, for a tract of land lying in the Mohauks 
country, beginning in the woods two or three miles from 
the Mohauks river, at a kill or creek called Canidas kill,. 87 

Sept. 14. Warrant for a patent to John Christian Garlack 
and others, for a tract of land set out to them, as appears 
by a certificate, with 88 

Sept. 13. Certificate to John Christian Garlick and others, 
for a tract of land in the Mohauks country, set out to 
them in separate allotments, 88 

1724. Jan. 20. Petition of Conradt Weisser, junr., and others, for 

a patent for a tract of land in the Mohauks country, about 
three miles from the river, at a kill called Otsquage, 
beginning by a creek which comes into the kill of Ots- 
quage, called Otsoquene, 89 

Jan. 23. Petition of William Burnet, junr., and others, for a 
license for one year longer to purchase a tract of 6,000 
acres of land in the Mohauks country, 90 

Jan. 27. License to William Burnet, junr., and others, to 
purchase 6,000 acres of land in the Mohauks country, ... 91 

Feb. 1. Draught of a patent to Edward Broomhead, for a 
tract of land in the county of Ulster, near the village of 
Showangunck, on the west side of the Klyne kill, at a 
place called by the Indians Weighguatenhonk, 92 

March 9. Warrant of survey to William York, for a tract of 
land lying on the south side of Schohare, in the county 
of Albany, beginning on the east side of Schohare kill, at 
the south bounds of a patent granted to Myndert Schuyler, 93 

March 19. Petition of Andrew Fresneau and John Dupuy, 
for a grant of a certain lot of land lying in the east ward 
in the city of New York, of which John Macloud died 
seized, now reverted in the crown by escheat, 94 

April 8. Petition of Hartman Vindeker and others, of the 
distressed palatines, for a license to purchase a tract of 
vacant land above the great falls, in the Mohauks country, 
or the creek called Kahjarue, 95 

April 8. License to Hartman Vindeker and others, to pur- 
chase a tract of land in the Mohauks country, above the 
great falls or the creek called Kahjarue, 96 

May 23. Description of a survey of 300 acres of land, con- 
veyed to James Gembell and John Humphreys, by Patrick 
Home, surveyed for them by Cadwallader Colden, survr. 
genl., [with draught,] (New Windsor, Orange Co.,) ... . 97 

June 6. Petition of Richard Jerrard, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of the vacant and unappropriated land in this pro- 
vince, with 98 

June 13. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
of council to whom the same was referred, 98 

June 13. Petition of William Burnet, junr., and others, pray- 
ing to have the license granted them to purchase lands in 



174 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1724. the Mohacks country, upon a former petition recalled, and 
a new one for 8,000 acres of land in that country granted, 
they having admitted Robert Livingston, junr., as a party 
to the same, 99 

June 13. Draught of a license to William Burnet, junr., and 
others, to purchase 8,000 acres of land in the Mohacks 
country, 100 

June 13. Petition of Jacob Sharp, Christophel Hagabom and 
Jacob Shoemaker, in behalf of themselves and others, 
palatines, praying a patent for all that certain tract of land 
lying and being in the mannour of Livingston, in Dutchess 
county, on the south side of Roeloff Johnson's kill, and 
east side of Hudson's river, beginning at a landing place 
called Point Robert which is about two English miles 
south of the mannour house, and containing about 6,000 
acres, 101 

June 13. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
of council, to whom the foregoing petition was referred, 102 

June 13. Order in council upon the foregoing report, 103 

June 22. Draught of a patent to Anna Kast and others, for 
1,100 acres of land on the north side of the Mohawks river 
above the fall of the said river, which is about 40 miles 
above Fort Hunter, beginning at a certain hill about 60 
chains from a certain brook there called Raxcetoth, 104 

June 13. Petition of Archibald Kennedy, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of the vacant and unappropriated land of this pro- 
vince, 105 

June 13. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
to whom the same was referred, ... 105 

June 13. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
to whom was referred the petition of John Haskoll, for 
a lot of land formerly belonging to Macloud, 105 

June 24. Petition of Wm. Bull, for a grant of 500 acres of 
the vacant and unappropriated land of the province,. ... 106 

June 29. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
to whom the same was referred, 106 

June 29. Patent to John Haskoll, for a lot of ground in the 
eastward in the city of New York, bounded south by 
Queen's street and north by Clyff street, being part of 
the estate of John Macloud, deceased, which escheated to 
the crown in default of heirs, ... 107 

Petition of John Haskoll, for a lot of ground in the east 
ward of the city of New York, which belonged to John 
Macloud, in his lifetime, but now vested in the crown,. . 108 

June 29. Warrant for a patent to John Haskoll, for a lot of 
ground in the eastward of the city of New York, bound 
south by Queen's street and north by Van Clyff street,. . 109 

July 1 . Petition of Phillip Pipon and Abraham Gouvernour 
of the city of New York, owners of nine lots of land 
lying and being in the township of Harlem, within 

this , for a warrant to survey a tract of land called 

Jochem Pieterses flatts 'or plain, which lies next to the 
lots aforesaid, 110 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. I75 

1724. July ] 1. Warrant of survey for a tract of land called Jochem 

Pieterse's flatts or plain, 110 

Aug. 10. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, for Richard Jerrard, being- part 
of the tract formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, like- 
wise 500 acres of land for William Bull, beginning at the 
northwest corner of Jerrard's tract, Cadwallader Colden, 
survr. gen., HI 

Aug. 10. Certificate to Richard Jerrard, for 1,000 acres of 
land in the county of Ulster, being part of the tract for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, and likewise to 
William Bull 500 acres, beginning at the northwest cor- 
ner of Jerrard's, 112 

Aug. 11. Warrant for a patent to Richard Jerrard and Wm. 
Bull, for land set out to them as appears by a certificate, 
(2 copies,) 113 

Aug, 10. Exemplification of a certificate to Richard Jerrard 
and William Bull, H3 

Aug. 26. Letter of Cadwallader Colden to the governor in 
_ relation to the land petitioned for by the Palatines, 114 

List of all heads of families who are willing and who are 
not willing to settle on the same, 114 

Aug. 27. Report of Ja: Alexander, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom was referred the petition of Jacob 
Sharp and others, 115 

Sept. 7. Warrant of survey for 6,000 acres of land within 
the bounds of the manor of Livingston for Jacob Sharp 
and others, 1 1 q 

Aug. 27. Petition of Jno. Scott, junior, for a warrant of sur- 
vey for 1,100 acres of land remaining unpatented in his 
father's purchase in the Mohauks country about 4 miles 
above Fort Hunter, 117 

Aug. 27. Report of Ja: Alexander, chairman of the com- 
mittee to whom the same was referred, 117 

Aug. 27. Warrant of survey for 1,100 acres of land in the 
Mohauks country for John Scott, jr., being part of his 
father's purchase about 4 miles above Fort Hunter remain- 
ing yet uncultivated, 113 

Aug. 6. Petition of Lewis Morris, junior, and Andries Coey- 
mans in behalf of themselves and the rest of the heirs of 
Samuel Staats, deceased, for a warrant of survey for 2,000 
acres of land near adjoining to the lands of Schohare, 
purchased of the Indians by Rip Van Dam and Phillip 
Schuyler, with 119 

Sept. 4. Report of Fra: Harrison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom the same was referred, 119 

Sept. 3. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land near 
Schohare for Lewis Morris, jr., and Andries Coeymans, 120 

Sept. 25. Indian deed to William Burnet, jr., David Provoost, 
Archibald Kennedy and Robert Livingston, junior, of all 
that certain tract of land on the south side of the Mohaks 
river, bounded easterly to ye land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Scott, and so westerly along the sd. river till 



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Page. 
1724. it comes to a certain hill called by ye Indians Kanendenra 
otherways by the Christians Anthony's noos, and so up 
into the woods to the foot of said hill, and likewise south- 
erly so far up into ye woods along ye bounds of ye said 
John Scott till it contains ye quantity of 8,000 acres of 
land, 121 

Sept. 27. Indian deed to Rodolph Stekle, Jurch Bender and 
other distressed Palatines, of all that tract of land lying 
between the great flatt or plain, and the land granted to 
the wife and children of Johan Jarch Kest, and the other 
tract being on the west of the sd. granted land on both 
sides of the Maquaes river, running up westward to a 
certain creek called and known by the natives Sedachquee- 
dee, and in breadth in the woods on both sides of the 
river six English miles, 122 

Oct. 2. Declaration of the use of the Indian purchase, of 
Burnet, Provoost and others, (seepage 121,) 123 

Oct. 6. Description of a survey of 600 acres of land, in the 
county of Orange, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, surveyed for Isaac Bobine, by Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. general, 124 

Oct. 7. Warrant for a patent, to Isaac Bobin, for a tract of 
land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, with .... 124 

Certificate to Isaac Bobin, for a certain tract of land, in the 
county of Orange, being part of the tract formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, beginning at the most southerly 
corner of the land granted to Patrick McGregory, and 
containing 600 acres, 124 

Oct. 15. Petition of Abraham Vanhorn and William Provoost 
and others, for a license to purchase 8,000 acres of vacant 
land, upon the Mohauks river, with 125 

Oct. 15. Report of Rip Van Dam, from the committee of 
council, to whom the same was referred, 125 

Oct. 15. Petition of Thomas Noxon, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of the vacant and unappropriated land of this pro- 
vince, with 126 

Oct. 29. Report of John Barberie, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council, to whom the same was referred, 126 

Oct. 22. Description of a survey of 6,000 acres of land, on 
the east side of Hudson's river, formerly granted by 
Robert Livingstone to Brigadier Hunter, surveyed for 
Jacob Sharp, Johannis Herner, and other Palatines, by 
Cadwallader Colden, surveyor genl., 127 

Oct. 23. Warrant for a patent, to Jacob Sharp, Johannes 
Hermer and others, for a tract of land set out to them, as 
appears by a certificate, 127 

Nov. 11. Petition of Obadiah Palmer and others, for a war- 
rant to survey the great neck of land at Mamoroneck, in 
the county of Westchester, with 128 

Nov. 11. Warrant of survey to Obadiah Palmer and others, 
for the same, 128 

Nov. 12. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant 



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Page. 

1724. land in Evans' patent, now vested in the crown, for Tho- 
mas Noxon, 128 

Oct. 29. Petition of John Mebee, praying a patent for 680 
acres of land, in the Mohauks country, 129 

Oct. 29. Report of John Barberie, chairman of the commit- 
tee to whom the same was referred, 129 

Sept. 21. Indian deed, to John Peterse Mebee, for a tract of 
land, in the county of Albany, lying on the west side of 
a certain creek, Tiondorogue, adjoining to the west of the 
low land granted to Jan Peterse Mebee, containing about 
600 acres, 130 

Nov. 12. Petition of Nathaniel Osborn, of Haverstraw, in 
the county of Orange, for a grant of 2,000 acres of the 
vacant and unappropriated land in this province, 131 

Dec. 14. Draught of a patent, to Richard Jerrard and William 
Bull, for two tracts of land in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
one containing 1,000 acres, the other 500 acres, 132 

1725. Jan. 14. Petition of Cornelius Low and others, praying that 

some rates may be established for wharfage, &c, upon 
their wharf, 133 

Jan. 19. Report of Ja : Alexander, chairman of the commit- 
tee to whom the same was referred, 133 

Jan. 28. Draught of a patent to Cornelius Low and others, 
to collect wharfage, <fcc, according to the rates specified 
in the foregoing report, 133 

Jan. 25. Warrant of survey, for 600 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the west side of Tiondoroque creek, 
for Jan Peterse Mebee, 134 

Draught of a certificate, to John Pieterse Mebee, for 680 
acres of land, in the Mohauks country, on the west side 
of Schohare creek, called, by the Indians, Tiondorogue, . 135 

Jan. 27. Petition of the heirs of Gerard Beekman, deceased, 
Rip Van Dam, Adolp Phillipse and Anna Peartree, in 
relation to their patent, of 4,000 acres of land, in Ulster 
county, near Shawongunk river, and the quit-rent upon 
the same, 136 

Feb. 18. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee of council, to whom the foregoing petition was 
referred, 137 

Petition of Rodolph Stekle and Nicholas Eeckerd, in behalf 
of themselves and other Palatines, praying a patent for 
two tracts of land : the first lying and being between the 
great flatt or plain above the fall, and the land granted to 
Anna Kust and others ; and the other begins on the west 
of the said granted land, on both sides of the Maquase 
river, running up westward to a certain creek, called by 
natives, Sedachqueedee, and in breadth, in the woods, on 
both sides of the river, six English miles, 138 

March 25. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 138 

Warrant of survey for the land described in the same, 138 

April 3. Warrant for a patent to John Conrad Weiser, junr., 
23 



178 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1725. and others, Palatines, for a. tract of land set out to them, 

as appears by a certificate, 139 

April 2. Certificate to John Conrad Weiser, junr., and others, 
palatines, for 1,637 acres of land lying on the south side 
of the Maquas river, and on the north side of a creek 
called Otsquage, 139 

June 11. Letter from Cadwallader Colden to Isaac Bobine, 
deputy secretary, in relation to the survey of said land 
made by Mr. Verplank, 139 

April 2. Description of a survey of 1,637 acres of land on 
the south side of the Maques river, and on the north side 
of a certain creek by the Indians called Otsquage, sur- 
veyed for John Conrad Weiser, junr., and others, by Phil : 
Verplank, dep. survr., [with draught,] (Minden, Montgo- 
mery Co.,) 140 

April 17. Warrant for a patent to James Alexander and 
others, for a tract of land set out to them, as appears by 
a certificate, 141 

April 16. Certificate to James Alexander and others, for a 
certain tract of land on the north side of the Mohauks 
river, about five miles above Fort Hunter, beginning at 
the westerly bounds of the land granted to John Collins, 
and at the north side of a brook commonly called Canada 
creek and by the Indians Teodondariegoe, 141, 142 

April 29. Petition of William Burnet, junr., and others, pray- 
ing a patent for 8,000 acres of land within the bounds of 
their purchase on the south side of the Mohauks river, 
bounded easterly by the land formerly granted by patent 
to John Scott, and so running westerly along the said 
river till it comes to a hill called by the Indians Kanen- 
denra, otherways by the Christians Anthony's nose, 143 

April 29. Report of Rip Van Dam, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to whom the same was referred, 143 

May 22. Draught of a warrant of survey for 8,000 acres of 
land on the south side of the Mohauks river, for William 
Burnet, junior, and others, 144 

May 20. Description of a survey of 1,100 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohauks 
river, about three miles above Fort Hunter, surveyed for 
John Scott, junr., by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., . . 145 

May 20. Description of a survey of two tracts of land of 
2,000 acres each, in the county of Orange, being part of 
the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, one begin- 
ning at a point on the northwest side of Scunamok hill, 
near the west end of Wenihkonk hill, the other adjoins 
the lands of Roger Mompesson and Anne Hooglandt, 
surveyed for Edward Blagg and Johannes Hey, by Cor- 
nelius Low, junr., dep. survr., 146 

May 21. Warrant for a patent to John Scott, junr., for a 
tract of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate,. . 147 

June 23. Certificate to John Scott, junr., for a certain tract 
of land in the county of Albany, on the south side of the 



179 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 

1 725. Mohauks river, about three miles above Fort Hunter, c< 

taining 1,100 acres 147 

Sept. 29. Petition of Peter Mebee, praying that the surveyor 
general be directed to make return of the warrant granted 
to his father before his death, for surveying a tract of land 
on Schohare creek, in the petitioners name, that he may 

obtain a patent therefor, 148 

Oct. 4. Description of a survey of 600 acres of land lying on 
the west side of Schoharie river, commonly called by^the 
Indians Tiondorogue, surveyed for Peter Mebee, by Cad- 

wallader Colden, survr. genl., 149 

Oct. 13. Warrant for a patent to Peter Mebee,'fo'r'a tract of 

land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, 150 

Oct 12. Certificate to Peter Mebee, for 600 acres of land on 
the Schohare river, commonly called by the Indians Tion- 

dorogue, 150 

Oct. 28. Petition of William York, in behalf of himself and 
other Palatines, for a license to purchase 1,000 acres of 
vacant land at Connajagara, above 4 miles from the Mo- 
hauks river, j 5 i 

Nov. 2. Report of Lewis Morris, junr.,' chairman' of' the 

committee to whom the same was referred, 151 

Oct. 28. Petition of Wm. York and Lewis York,' praying a 

patent for 300 acres remaining unpatented of the land 

purchased by them of the Indians, lying on the south side 

of Schohare, adjoining to the land of Adam Vrooman,. . 152 

Nov. 2. Report of Lewis Morris, junr., from the committee 

of council to whom the same was referred, 152 

Nov. 2. Warrant of survey for 300 acres of land upon' the 
south side of Schohare, adjoining the land of Adam Vroo- 
man, for William York and Lewis York, Palatines, 153 

Description of a survey of 300 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, to the southward of Schohary, beginning at 
the southwest corner of Adam Vrooman's land, on the 
north side of Schohary river, surveyed for William York 
and Lewis York, Palatines, by Phillip Verplank, deputy 

surveyor, 154 

Oct. 28. Petition of Lewis Morris, junr., and Andries Coey- 
man, for a license to purchase 1,500 acres more of vacant 
woodland, lying in the county of Albany, adjacent to the 
bounds of Schohary, on the east side of said bounds, by 

a certain creek called Jeux's creek, 155 

Nov. 2. Report of Rip Van Dam, from the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred, 155 

Nov. 4. Petition of Lewis Morris, junr., and Andries Coey- 
man, praying a patent for 3,500 acres of land near a place 

called Schohare, with l 5 g 

Nov. 4. Report of Fra : Harrison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom the same was referred, 156 

1726. Feb. 4. Warrant for a patent to William York andLewis 
York, for a tract of land set out to them as appears by a 

certificate, 15^ 

Feb. 3. Certificate to William York and Lewis York,Paia- 



180 LAND PAPERS. [vol. ix. 

Page. 
1726. tines, for a certain tract for parcel of land lying in the 
county of Albany, to the southward of Schohare, begin- 
ning at the southwest corner of Adam Vrooman's land 
on the north side of Schohare river, containing 300 acres, 158 

March IV. Petition of Abraham Van Horn and others, to 
whom a license was granted to purchase 3,000 acres of 
vacant land upon the Mohauks river, praying to be allowed 
one year longer to perfect the same, with 159 

March IV. License to Abraham Van Horn and others, to 
purchase 8,000 acres of vacant land upon the Mohauks 
river within one year from date, 159 

April 28. Warrant for a patent to Hendrick Ten EyCk, for a 
tsact of land set out to him as appears by a certificate, 160 

April 27. Certificate to Johannes Roseboom, of the city of 
Albany, for 1,500 acres of land on the south side of the 
Mohauks river, beginning at the mouth of a brook called 
by the Indians Otstowa, on the west side of the same, 
and along the stream of said Mohauks river to a point on 
the same near a hill called by the Indians Canendenra, and 
by the Christians Antony's noose, 160 

1725. May 21. Warrant for a patent to Edward Blagge and 

Johannes Hey, set out to them as appears by a certificate, 163 

1726. May 20. Certificate to Edward Blagg and Johannes Hay, 

for two certain tracts of land in the county of Orange, 
being part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, the first beginning at the southwest side of Schuna- 
inock hill near the west end of Wenihkonk hill, contain- 
ing 2,000 acres, the other begins at the northwest corner 
of the land granted to Roger Mompesson and contains 
2,000 acres, y 163 

April 15. Petition of Hendrick Ten Eyck, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of land within the tract purchased by 
William Burnet, jr., and others, embracing all that part 
of said tract which begins at a place called Awendjora, and 
runs thence westward along the Mohawk river to the 
mouth of a creek call D'Wasontha, including a small 
island lying opposite to the said land in the said river,. . 164 

April 18. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee to whom the same was referred, 164 

April 27. Certificate to Hendrick Ten Eyck, for 1,500 acres 
of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
and on the west bank of a brook called by the Indians 
Wasentha, 165 

April 1 8. Petition of Johannes Roseboom, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of land within the tract purchased by 
William Burnet, jr., and others, embracing all that part 
of said tract beginning at the west side of the mouth of 
the creek called Otstowa, and runs westward along the 
Mohauks river to a hill called Kanendenra, including 
therein an Island in the river opposite to the land, 166 

April 18. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee to whom the same was referred, 166 

April 20. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the tract 



vol. ix.] LAND PAPERS. 181 

Page. 
1726. of land purchased by William Burnet, jr., and others, for 

Johannis Koseboom, 167 

April 21. Petition of Jacob Rutsen, in relation to a tract of 
land adjoining to a certain tract called by the Indians 
Nescotack, and by the Christians Guilford, and containing 
794 acres as was supposed by his patent, but found upon a 
recent survey thereof to fall short about 200 acres, 168 

April 21. Draught of survey for the land described in the 
foregoing petition, 169 

April 26. Petition of a survey of 1,500 acres of land on 
the south side of the Mohauks river, beginning at the 
west bank of a brook called by the Indians Wasentha, 
surveyed for Hendrick Ten Eyck, by Cadwallader Colden, 
survr. general, (see page 165,), 170 

April 28. Warrant for a patent to Johannes Roseboom, for 
a tract of land set out to him as appears by a certificate, 171 

April 27. Certificate to Hendrick Ten Eyck, for 1,500 acres 
of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
and on the west bank of a brook called by the Indians 
Wasentha, (see page 170,) 171 

Petition of Johannes Vischer, praying a patent for 2,000 
acres of land within the bounds of the tract purchased by 
William Burnet, jr., and others, on the south side of 
the Mohauks river, embracing that part of said tract 
bounded easterly by the land formerly granted by patent 
to John Scott, and runs from said bounds westerly along 
the river till it come to a hill called Awendjora, 172 

Jan. 5. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee to 

whom the same was referred, 172 

1725. April 30. Draught of a patent to John Joost Petri and 
Conradt Rickert, in behalf of themselves and other dis- 
tressed Palatines, for all that tract of land lying on both 
sides of the Mohauk river, beginning at a place there 
called the First Carrying Place, being the eastermost 
bounds called by the natives Astenrogen, running along 
on both sides of the said river westerly unto a place called 
Gannendagaraen or the upper end of it, it being about 24 
English miles long on both sides of the said river, (see 
page 48,) 174 



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1726-1731. 



Page. 

1723. March 28. Certificate to John Joost Petri and Conradt 
Rickert, in behalf of themselves and other distressed 
Palatines, for all that tract of land on both sides of the 
Mohauks river, beginning at the first carrying place, being 
the eastermost bounds, called by the natives Astenrogen, 
running along on both sides of said river westerly unto 
Ganendagaraen or the upper end of it, it being about 24 
English miles long on both sides of said river, the same 

being set out for them in lots of 100 acres each, 1 

March 29. "Warrant for a patent to John Joost Petri and 
Conradt Rickert and other Palatines, for lands set out for 
them, as appears by the above certificate, (German Flatts,) 1 

1727. Memorandum of the differences between the attorney gene- 
ral's draught of a patent granted to the Palatines and the 
record thereof, 3 

1726. April 29. Petition of Evert Wendell, for and on behalf of 
Jane Janse Bleecker, Phillip Schuyler and others, paten- 
tees and proprietors of a certain tract of land called Wes- 
tenhook, upon the Eastern borders of this province, in 
relation to the running of the partition line between this 
province and the colonies of Massachusetts and Connec- 
ticut, praying of the Governor to interpose in order that 
they may be continued in the peaceable possession of such 
part of Westenhook as may happen to fall within the 

bounds of those colonies, 4 

Nov. — . Warrant of survey for Lewis Morris, junr., and 
Andries Coeymans, of the city of New York, for 1,500 
acres of land in the county of Albany, near a place called 
Schohare creek, in addition to 2,000 acres for which a 

warrant has been already issued, 5 

April 30. Description of a survey of two tracts of land in 
county of Albany, lying at a place called Hunters field, 
the first of which begins at a large fountain on the west 
side of Schohary creek, opposite to Fountain Flatt, and 
contains 2,580 acres, the second begins at a certain place 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 183 

Page. 

172G. four chains to the southward of brook, and contains 

920 acres, laid out for Lewis Morris, junr., and Andries 
Coeyman, of the city of New York, by James Living- 
stone, deputy surveyor, 6 

May 2. Warrant for a patent to Lewis Morris, junr., and 
Andries Coeymans, for two tracts of land set out to them, 
as appears by a certificate, 7 

April 30. Exemplification of a certificate to Lewis Morris, 
junr., and Andries Coeymans, for two tracts of land in 
the county of Albany, at a place called Hunters field, con- 
taining together 3,500 acres, (see pages 5, 6,) 7 

May 19. Petition of Cornelius Cuyper and Charles Mott, in 
behalf of themselves and others, purchasers of a tract of 
land called Kackyacktawcke, bounded on the north by a 
creek called Sheamaweck or Peasqua, from then.ce on a 
direct west course until the W. S. W. side of a barren 
plain oalled Wesegrorap, bear south, thence to a creek 
that runs unto David Demare's creek to the southward of 
the land called Narranshaw, and down along the said 
creek, praying that the patents adjoining the same may 
be surveyed, in order to settle the true bounds of said 
tract, S 

May 21. Petitioii of George Burnet, for a grant of 400 acres 
of the vacant and unappropriated lands of this province, 9 

May 24. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee of council to whom the same was referred, ... 9 

May 23. Petition of William Jevon, of the city of New 
York, for a grant of 2,000 acres of the vacant land of the 
province, in common with 2,000 acres formerly granted to 
Mr. Bradley, attorney general, 10 

May 24. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee to whom the same was referred, 10 

May 30. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the land lying 
vacant and unappropriated in Evans 1 ' patent, for William 
Jevon, 11 

May 30. Description of a survey of 4,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, beginning at the northwest corner 
of Peter Barberie ; laid out for Richard Bradley and 
William Jevon, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., .... 11 

July 26. Petition of Henry Hoofe, praying a patent for about 
1,070 acres of land conveyed to him by Adam Vrooman, 

and lying on the Mohauks river, 12 

1727. Jan. 5. Report of R. Walter, chairman of the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred 12 

1726. Nov. 24. Exemplification of an Indian deed for all that land 
lying and being sixty miles distance, taken directly from 
the water into the country, beginning from a creek called 
Canahogue, on the Lake Oswego, all along said lake and 
the narrow passage fromthe same to the falls of Oniagara, 
Canaquaragne, and all along the river Oniagara ; and all 
along the Lake Catarackquis to the creek called Sodoms, 
belonging to the Smekes, thence to the hill called Teger- 



184 LAND PAPERS. |vol. x - 

Pago. 
1726. hunksewde, belonging to the Cayonges, and from thence 
to the creek called Caynunghage, belonging to the Onnon- 
dages, 13 

Certificate to Henry Hoffe, for two certain tracts of land 
lying in the county of Albany, on the Mohauk's river, the 
northermost of which begins at a small brook opposite a 
small island containing with four small islands in the said 
river, 599 acres, the other begins at the foot of a certain 
hill on the southeast side of a brook called Tijoghtenoenda, 
23 chains distant from the soixth side of the Mohauks 
river, containing, with three small islands lying in said 
river, 534 acres, 14 

Oct. IV. Petition of Adam Vrooman, to whom was granted 
a tract of land bounded south by the Schoharee river, 
and north by the hills called Onitstagrawae, containing 
about 600 acres, praying that the same may be surveyed, 
in order to ascertain the precise quantity of acres therein, 15 

Oct. 21. Description of a survey of Adam Vrooman's patent, 
on the Schohare river, near the hill called Onitstagrawae, 
containing 1,100 acres, Phillip Verplanck, dep. surveyor, 16 

Nov. 7. Petition of Edwd. Blagge and others, praying a 
warrant of survey to ascertain the true bounds of a tract 
of land in the township of Haverstraw, in the county of 
Orange, 17 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey, 775 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of the Mohawk's river, and beginning 
at the northeast corner of the land of Hendrick Ten Eyck, 
being a tree standing on the west bank of a creek, called 
Wasentha, laid out for Archibald Kennedy, by Phillip 
Verplanck, deputy surveyor, 18 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of 775 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of the Mohawk's river, laid out for 
William Burnet, Junior, with the consent of his partners, 
by Phillip Verplanck, deputy surveyor, 19 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of 775 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of the Mohawk's river, laid out for 
Robert Livingstone, Junior, with the consent of his part- 
ners, by Phillip Verplanck, deputy surveyor, 20 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of 775 acres of land, lying 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, laid out for David 
Provoost and others, with the consent of their partners, 
by Phillip Verplanck, deputy surveyor, 21 

Nov. 25. Warrant for a patent, to William Burnet, Jun., for 
a tract of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, 
with 22 

Nov. 24. Certificate to William Burnet, Jun., for 775 acres 
of land, lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
being his share of a tract lately purchased of the Indians, 22 

Nov. 25. Warrant for a patent to David Provoost and others, 
for a tract of land set out to them, as appears by a certi- 
ficate, 23 

Nov. 24. Certificate to David Provoost and others, for 775 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 185 

' . pa ^- 

1726. acres of land, on the south side of the Mohawks river, 

beiug their share in a tract lately purchased of the Indians, 23 
Nov. 25. Warrant for a patent, to Archibald Kennedy, for a 

tract of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, . . 24 
Nov. 24. Certificate to Archibald Kennedy, for 775 acres of 

land, being his share in a tract of land, on the south side 

of the Mohawk's river, lately purchased of the Indians, . 24 

1727. Jan. 5. Warrant of survey, for 2,000 acres of land, for 

Johannes Visser, being that pai't of the tract, purchased 
by William Burnet and others, on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, which lies next to the patent of John 
Scott, and from thence, up along the said river, westward, 
till it comes to a hill, called Awendjora, 25 

Feb. 1. Description of a survey of 900 acres of land, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, purchased of the native 
Indians, by David Provoost, deceased, for the use of 
Johannes Visger, Phillip Verplank, deputy surveyor, ... 26 

Feb. 1. Certificate to Johannes Visger, for 900 acres of land, 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, adjoining John 
Scott's patent, purchased for said Visger, by David Pro- 
voost, deceased, 27 

Feb. 2. Warrant for a patent, to Johannis Visger, for a tract 
of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate, 28 

Feb. 1. Certificate to Johannis Visger, for 900 acres of land, 
on the south side of the Mohawk's river, adjoining John 
Scott's patent, purchased for said Visger, by David Pro- 
voost, deceased, 28 

Feb. 25. Warrant for a patent to Robert Livingstone, Jun., 
for a tract of land set out to him, as appears by a certifi- 
cate, with 29 

1726. Nov. 24. Certificate to Robert Livingston, Jun., for 775 acres 

of land, on the south side of the Mohawks river, being his 
share in a tract of land lately purchased of the Indians, . 29 

1727. May 6. Petition of Robert Livingstone, Jun., and Lancaster 

Syms, Jun., for a license to purchase 2,000 acres of land, 
upon Cobells kill, between Schohory and Canajoghory, 
and about twelve miles from a place called Antonies Nose, 
in the Mohacks country, 30 

Sept. 28. Petition of Johannes Hornebeck, for a license to 
purchase five hundred acres of vacant land, at the Blew 
hills, near Cataricks kill, between Albany and Esopus, . . 31 

Sept. 29. License to Johannes Hornebeck, to purchase 500 
acres of land, at the Blew hills, near Catarick's kill, 
between Albany and Esopus, 32 

Oct. 26. Petition of Abraham Vanhorn and others, for a 
license to purchase 8,000 acres of vacant land, in the 
Mohauks country, 33 

Nov. 7. Warrant for a patent, to Henry Hoffe, for two cer- 
tain tracts of land set out to him, as appears by a certifi- 
cate, with 34 

Certificate to Henry Hoffe, of the city of Albany, for a tract 
of land, lying on the Mohauks river, on each side thereof, 
extending four miles in length into the woods, containing 
24 



186 LAND PAPERS. [vol. x. 

Page. 
1727. about 70 acres of land, with certain small islands of Little 
Cripple Bush, contained in the same, as also so much 
upland adjoining thereto as shall contain 500 acres, 34 

Nov. 6. Description of a survey of two certain tracts of 
land, lying the county of Albany, on the Mohauks river : 
the northermost of which begins at a small brook, tailing 
into the north side of said river, opposite a small island, 
and contains, with four small islands, lying in the said 
river, opposite to the said tract, 539 acres ; the other at 
a hill, on the southeast side of a brook called Tejogh- 
tenoenda, and contains, with three small islands, lying in 
the Mohawks river, opposite said tract, 544 acres ; laid 
out for Henry Hoff, by Phillip Verplanck, deputy sur- 
veyor, . . .' 35 

Nov. 15. License to William Provoost and others, to pur- 
chase 8,000 acres of vacant land, in the Mohauks country, 36 

Nov. 15. Memorandum of the sale of 300 acres of land, in 
Albany county, lying on both sides of the Kateraks kill, 
and also two certain marshes between said kill and the 
Blew mountains, to Johannis Halenbeck, 37 

Nov. 15. Memorandum of the sale of two parcels of land, to 
Johannis Halenbeck, lying in Albany county, on both sides 
of Kats kill, each parcel containing 100 acres, and also a 
certain marsh, under the Blew mountains, with one hun- 
dred acres of land, 37 

Nov. 18. Petition of Sarah Varick and others, the proprie- 
tors of the grounds and wharves in the dock ward of the 
city of New York, beginning on the east side of the house 
and ground of Sarah Varick, and running westward as far 
as the corner of the house and ground of Koenraet Ten 
Eyck, deceased, praying a patent for the same, with the 
privilege of extending the wharves 200 foot into the East 
river, 38 

Nov. 23. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, 
lying and being in the county of Ulster, on both sides of 
the Paltz river, or Wallkill, being part of the lands for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, laid out for Thomas 
Noxon, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 39 

Nov. 24. Warrant for a patent, to Thomas Noxon, of the 
city of New York, for a tract of land set out to him, as 
appears by a certificate, 40 

Nov. 23. Certificate to Thomas Noxon, for 2,000 acres of 
land in the county of Ulster lying on both sides the Paltz 
river or Wallkill, being part of the land formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, 40 

[No date.] Petition of Jannetie Criger, of the city of Albany, 
widow, for a license to purchase 2,000 acres of vacant 
land about 12 miles distant from the Mohauks river,. ... 41 

Nov. 25. Petition of Joseph Sacket and Nathaniel Hazard, 
praying a grant of 3,000 acres of the land lying vacant 
in the counties of Orange or Ulster, in one or several 
parcels as the same can be most conveniently found, .... 42 

Nov. 25. Petition of Rip Van Dam and others, to have six 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 187 

1727. years further time allowed them for completing their 

Avharves on the East river, 43 

Dec. 26. Description of a survey of two tracts of land in 
the comity of Orange, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, one of which is situated to 
the southeastward of a high hill called Skonemugh and 
contains 1,560 acres, the other begins at the southwest 
corner of the land formerly granted to Rip Van Dam and 
others, now in the possession of Vincent Matthews, and 
contains 2,000 acres, laid out for Joseph Sacket and Na- 
thaniel Hazard, by John Alsop, deputy surveyor, 44 

Dec. 12. Letter of to Mr. Bobin, (dep. sec.,) in relation 

to Hoof's patent, asking that the same "may not be 

dropped," 45 

Dec. 22. Description of a survey of two tracts of land in 
the county of Albany, one of which lies on both sides of 
a brook called the Caterak's kill, and begins on the south 
side of a brook called the Fall kill, containing 300 acres, 
the other lies on both sides of a brook or river called 
Kattskill and contains 200 acres, laid out for Johannis 

Hornebeek, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 47 

Dec. 26. Certificate to Joseph Sacket of Flushing, in Queen's 
county, and Nathaniel Hazard of the city of New York, 
for two tracts of land in the county of Orange, contain- 
ing together about 3,900 acres, with (see page 44.) 48 

Dec. 30 ; Warrant for a patent to Joseph Sackett and Na- 
thaniel Hazard, for two certain tracts of land set out to 

them as appears by a certificate, , . . . 48 

Dec. 26. Certificate in favor of the above parties, 48 

Dec. 30. Warrant for a patent to Johannes Hornebeek, for 
two certain tracts of land set out to him as appears by a 

certificate, 49 

Dec. 30. Certificate to Johannes Hornebeek, for two tracts 
of land in the county of Albany, containing in all about 

500 acres, 49 

1728. Feb. 28. Petition of Cornelius Low and others, patentees of 

several lots in Burnets street and wharf, praying that the 

other grantees of the outer wharf may remain obliged to 

finish and complete said wharf by the time limited, with . . 50 

Feb. 28. Report of the committee of council to whom the 

same was referred, 50 

Petition of William York and others, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres of land in the Mohauks country in the county 

of Albany, between Cannajagara and Schohare, 51 

Feb. 28. Petition of Martha Heathcote of the city of New 
York, widow, praying a patent for a certain toft or parcel 
of ground in that city, with the addition of 100 feet in 
length into the North river beyond the low water mark, 

and of the breadth of the said lot, for a Avharfe, 59 

March 2. Warrant for a patent to Martha Heathcote, for a 
parcel of ground in the city of New York, with the addi- 
tion of 100 feet into the North river fronting said lot, for 
a wharf, 53 ? 54 



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Page. 
1728. March 28. Draught of a license to Peter Van Brugh and 
others, to purchase 12.000 acres of vacant land lying on 
the eastward of the patent of Hosick, on both sides or 
near a small creek which comes into the Hosick or Schaah- 
kook creek, 55 

March 28. Petition of Peter Van Brugh and others, for a 
license to purchase a tract of land lying on the eastward 
of the patent of Hosick on both sides or near a small 
creek which comes into the Hosick or Schaahkook creek, 56 

March 28. Report of the committee of council to whom the 
same was referred, 56 

April 5. Petition of Abraham Vanhorne and others, for a 
new license to purchase 8,000 acres of land on the Mo- 
hauks river, 57 

April 5. Exemplification of a license to Abraham Vanhorne 
and others, to purchase 8,000 acres of land on the Mo- 
hauks river, 58 

April 5. Draught of a warrant of survey for 500 acres of 
land for Deterick Marterstock, 59 

April 6. Exemplification of a warrant for a patent to Deterick 
Marterstock, for a tract of land set out to him as appears 
by a certificate, 60 

April 9. Exemplification 1 of a certificate to Deterick Marter- 
stock, for 500 acres of land in the county of Albany, 
lying on the east side of Sawyer's kill, 60 

April 9. Description of a survey of 500 acres of land lying 
in the county of Albany, on the east side of Sawyer's kill, 
surveyed for Deterick Martenstack, by John Crooke, junr., 
and Martin Hoffman, deputy surveyors, 61 

April 1 1 . Description of a survey of two tracts of land in 
the county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, one of which begins at the 
west southwest corner of the land granted to Anne Mul- 
lender, and contains 3,000 acres, two thousand for An- 
dreas Maerschalk and the remainder for John Spratt ; 
the other begins at the northwest corner of the land 
granted to the nine German families and contains 1,000 
acres, for John Spratt, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 
(Plattekill, Ulster Co., and Newburgh, Orange Co.,) .... 62 

April 6. Warrant for a patent to Andreas Marterstock, for a 
tract of land set out to him as appears by a certificate, . . 62 

April 11. Warrant for a patent to Andreas Marschalk and 
John Spratt, for lands set out to them as appears by a 
certificate, 63 

April 11. Draught of a certificate to Andreas Maerschalk 
and John Spratt, for two tracts of land being part of 
Evans' patent, 63 

April 25. Description of a survey of 1,000 acres of land 
lying about seven miles to the northwestward of Hun- 
tersfield, on both sides of a certain brook called by the 
Indians Oscalleghe, laid out for William York and others, 
by Phillip Verplank, deputy surveyo.r, 64 



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172S. April 25. Certificate to William York and others, for the 

land last described, 65 

June 15. Petition of Phillip Cortlandt, on behalf of himself 
and others, for a warrant of survey, to lay out and ascer- 
tain the several tracts of land, in the counties of West- 
chester, Dutchess and Orange, of which Stephanus Van 
Cortlandt died seized, in order to a partition of the same 
among the devisees, 66 

June 15. Warrant of survey, for several tracts of land, in the 
counties of Orange, Dutchess and Westchester, for Phillip 
Cortlandt and others. . , 67 

June 21. Petition of Gerrit Zeagers, for a license to purchase 
1,000 acres of land, lying upon the Schohare river, towards 
the Katts Kill mountains, 68 

July 13. Petition of Phillip Livingston and others, for a 
license to purchase 6,000 acres of vacant land, in the 
county of Albany, 69 

August 10. Petition of Albert Pawling and his wife, and 
Gilbert Livingston and his wife, to admit affidavits to be 
read, of their intentions to apply for an act to enable them 
to sell lands, 70 

August 9. Printed advertisements, that Albert Pawling 
intends to apply to the assembly, for an act to enable him 
to sell certain lands, 71 

Oct. 22. Petition of Richard Bradley and William Jamison, 
for a grant of 4,000 acres of vacant land, in the counties 
of Ulster and Orange, or one of them, 72 

Nov. 7. Petition of Johannis Christman, of the city of Al- 
bany, for a. license to purchase 300 acres of vacant land, 
woodland, above Burnet's field, in the county of Albany, 
including a creek adjoining thereto, 73 

Nov. 7. Petition of Solomon Dubois and Lewis Dubois, pro- 
prietors of a tract of land adjoining the town of New 
Paltz, in the county of Ulster, praying that the south 
bounds of that town may be surveyed and marked out, in 
order to avoid disputes, 74 

Nov. 7. Petition of Andrew Nicholls and others, for a license 
to purchase 6,000 acres of vacant land, in the county of 
Albany, 75 

Nov. 10. Warrant to survey the south bounds of New Paltz, 
in the county of Ulster, 76 

Nov. 30. Petition of John Riggs, captain of one of his ma- 
jesty's independant companies, posted at New York, 
praying a patent for a lot of ground now in his posses- 
sion,' in the city of New York, on the east side of the 
fort, 77 

Petition of the proprietors of a certain tract of land, in 
Orange county, called Kikeout, containing acres and 
upwards, praying that the same may be erected into a 
township, by the name of New Hempstead, 78 

Petition of Christian Castleman, William York and others, 
praying a patent for 2,000 acres of land, within the 



190 LAND PAPERS. [vol. x. 

Page. 

1728. bounds of a purchase, lying about 18 miles above Sko- 
hare, 79 

Petition of Richard Sackett, praying a warrant to survey the 
north line of the Catherine Brett's patent, in Dutchess 
county, in order to determine the true bounds of a tract 
of land of which he has been dispossessed, by Henry 
Beekman, 80 

1729. March 10. Petition of Burgher Mynderts, Junr., of the 

county of Ulster, for a grant of 500 acres, of the vacant 
land, in that county, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, ... 81 

April 10. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 81 

March 24. Caveat entered by James DeLancey, of the city 
of New York, in behalf of himself, Rutger Bleecker and 
others, against the granting of any patent, for a tract of 
land, lying on the south side of the Mohauks river, on 
both sides of a creek called Otsquake, beginning by the 
land of James Alexander, and from thence westward up 
along the river, to a run of water called Skahoiakeeron, 82 

April 7. Description of a survey of the south bounds of New 
Paltz, beginning at a certain high point in the hills, lying 
on the west side of the Paltz river, commonly called the 
Paltz point, and ending at the south of Euphrow's hook, 
and the northeast corner of John Barberie's land, on 
Hudson's river, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 83 

April 10. Petition of Abraham Vanhorn and others, praying 
a new license, to purchase 8,000 acres of vacant land, 
upon the Mohawks river, 84 

April 10. Warrant of survey for 6,000 acres of land, for 
Rutger Bleecker and others, lying on the south side of 
the Mohawks river, on both sides of the creek called Ots- 
quake, beginning by the land of James Alexander ; from 
thence westward up along the said river, to a certain 
brook called Tkahoiakeeron, being opposite to the east 
part of an island lying in the river, Ms, 84 

May 12. Description of a survey of four several tracts of 
land, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, three lying in the county of Ulster, contain- 
ing together 3,000 acres, and the other in the county of 
Orange, containing 1,000 acres, laid out for Richard 
Bradley and William Jamison, by John Alsop, deputy 
surveyor, (Plattekill, Ulster Co., Newburgh and Monroe, 
Orange Co. and Haverstraw, Rockland Co.,) 85 

May 14. Warrant for a patent to Richard Bradley and 
William Jamison, for the land last above mentioned, (2 
copies,) 86 

May 1 9. Description of the boundaries of a patent, granted 
to Nieltie Pawling, in Dutchess, beginning at the river 
side, and running eastward, by the side of a fresh meadow 
called Mansakin, and a small creek called Nancapacon- 
nick, and following said southerly and .southwesterly as it 
runs to Hudson's river, by the Crom Elbow, called by the 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 191 

Page. 

1729. Indians name Eaquorsinck, containing within the said 

bounds 4,000 acres, 8 < 

May 30. Petition of Johan Peter Kniskern, for a license to 

purchase 300 acres of land, lying on Schohare creek, 88 

June 13. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 

same was referred, 88 

June 26. Petition of Fredk. Pelliuger, for a license to pur- 
chase 250 acres of land, lying at Burnet's field, in the 

comity of Albany, 89 

July 26. Report of Phillip Livingston, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 89 

Sept. 3. Petition of Vincent Matthews and others, praying a 
grant of 7,000 acres, out of the vacant lands in the 

province, 90, 91 

Sept. 18. Report of Fra: Harrison, from the committee of 

council, to whom the same was referred, 91 

Sept. 13. Description of a survey of 4,300 acres of land, on 
the south west side of the Mohawks river, and on both 
sides of a brook called Osquage, beginning at the mouth 
of a run of water called Kahowegheron, where it Mis 
into the Mohawks river, and runs up the river to where a 
certain spring called Teuchsoweny, empties itself into the 
said river, laid out for Rutger Bleecker and others, by 

Edward Collins, deputy surveyor, 92 

Sept. 13. Certificate to Rutger Bleecker and others, for the 

land last above described, 93 

Sept. 14. Letter of Cadwallader Colden to Mr. Bobine, at 
the secretary's office in New York, in relation to the 
patent to be issued to Rutger Bleecker and others, dated 

at the Highlands, 94 

Sept. 22. Warrant for a patent to Rutger Bleecker and others, 
for a tract of land set out to them, as appears by a certi- 
ficate, 95 

Sept. 29. Petition of Rutger Bleecker and Nicholas Bleecker, 
of the city of Albany, praying a patent for 1,700 acres of 

land within the boimds of their Indian purchase, 96 

Sept. 29. Warrant of survey for 1,700 acres of land for Rut- 
ger Bleecker and Nicholas Bleecker, within the bounds of 
a tract of 4and on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
beginning at a place called Tkahojakeeron, and from thence 
westerly up along said river to a certain hill called Kat- 
siejogtoharie, and including an island called Kawenog-_ 
koke, and southerly into the woods to the distance of 

three English miles, 97 

Oct. 21. Petition of John Pieter Knieskerk, praying a patent 
for 300 acres of land within the bounds of a purchase 
lying and being at Schohaire, beginning at the north 
bounds of a patent granted to Andries Coeymans and 
Lewis Morris, jr., and running southerly on both sides of 

Schohare creek, 98 

Sept. 27. Indian deed to John Peter Knieskerk, for 300 acres 

of land on Schoharie creek, 99 

Oct. 22. Petition of Jno. De Peyster, of the city of Albany, 



192 LAND PAPERS. [vol. x. 

Page. 

1729. for a license to purchase 600 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, and to the 
north of the manor of Renselarswyck, 100 

Oct. 29. Petition of Richard Colburn Riggs, praying a patent 
for a lot of ground lying on the east side of the fort in 
the city of New York, : 101 

Nov. 12. Caveat entered by Jo. Chambers, on behalf of the 
corporation of Albany, against the granting of any license 
or patent for any lands at or near Tionondorogo, until 
they be heard, 102 

Petition of Burgher Mynderts, for a grant of part of the 
vacant lands in the county of Ulster, . . • 103 

Petition of Christian Castleman and others, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of land within the bounds of an Indian 

purchase, 18 miles above Schohare, with 104 

1139. Feb. 1. Warrant for a patent to Alexander Cosby and others, 
praying a patent for a tract of land on the east side of 
Schohare river, with 104 

Feb. 2. Certificate and warrant for 6,000 acres of land in 
Albany county, for Major Cosby and sons, 104 

1730. Feb. 18. Petition of Thomas Williams and others, for a 

license to purchase 1,000 acres of land lying on both sides 
of Kinderhook creek, between the north line of Kinder- 
hook patent and the south line of the manor of Ranslaers- 
wick, 105 

March 7. Petition of Peter ffauconnier, in behalf of himself 
and the rest of the grantees of a certain tract of land in 
the county of Westchester, praying that no warrant of 
survey be issued upon the petition of William Anderson 
& Co., 106 

March 12. Caveat entered by Jacob Vosburgh and others, 
against "the incroaching petition of Thomas Williams 
and others," (see page 105,) 107 

March 17. Caveat entered by Moses ffowler against Thomas 
Pells, having a warrant to run the west bounds of his 
patent, until said ffowler is heard in behalf of himself and 
the rest of the patentees of Eastchester patent, 108 

March 19. Caveat entered by Obadiah Palmer and others, 
against the same, 108 

March 25. Petition of Kasparus Rouch, for a license to pur- 
chase 600 acres of land lately found to be without the 
bounds of Kinderhook patent, lying on the north side of 
the lands of Dirck Teunisson and Dirick Wessels, 109 

March 25. Petition of Thomas Pell, praying a warrant to 
survey and run out the bounds of a tract of land in West- 
chester county, with (see page 108,) 110 

Order of the Governor that the petitioner do serve Moses 
Fowler with a copy of the same, likewise the trustees of 
Westchester and the other towns or the owners and 
patentees of lands lying contiguous thereto, and to give 
public notice of the same to all other persons concerned 
•therein, 110 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 193 



1730. March 25. Petition of Thomas Pell, for a warrant of survey, 

with governor's order, 110 

1731. June 1G. Deed of partition between John Thomas, Benja- 

min Birdsell, of the first part, and Adam Ireland, of 

second part, Ill 

1 730. April 1 7. Order upon Pell's petition, Ill 

April 22. Petition of John Schuyler and Jochim Bradt, for 
license to purchase 4,000 acres of land on or near the east 
side of that branch of Hudson's river that goes to Canada, 112 

March 6. Petition of Isaac Bobin and Abraham Lodge, of 
the city of New York, for license to purchase 4,000 acres 
of land between the south bounds of the manor of Rans- 
laerwick and the north bounds of Kinderhook patent, 
adjoining to the 1,000 acres of land lately petitioned for 
by Thomas Williams, with 113 

April 23. Draught of a license to Isaac Bobin and Abraham 
Lodge, to purchase the same, 113 

April 23. Petition of Abraham Vanhorn and others, for a 
grant of a tract of land lying on the south side of the 
Maquase river, beginning at a place called by the natives 
Kajuyouchtoohary, thence running westward along the 
river to a place called Onieyode, being over against a 
large creek, thence into the woods southward two Eng- 
lish miles, 114 

Feb. 16. Indian deed to Abraham Vanhorn and others, for 
the land last named, 115 

April 23. Petition of Thomas Williams and others, praying 
that some time may be appointed for a hearing upon his 
former petition and the caveats entered against the same, 116 

May 12. Indian deed to John Schuyler and Jochim Bradt, 
of 2,000 acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river, 
beginning at a place on the north side of Tamhenick, . . . 117 

June 1. Description of a survey for Rutger and Nicholas 
Bleecker, of a tract of land lying on the southwest side 
of the Mohawks river, beginning at the mouth of a run 
of water called Kahowegeron, opposite to the south end 
of a large island called Kawenaghoke, and extends up the 
Mohawks river to the north end of said island, containing 
with the island, 675 acres, 118 

June 1. Draught of a certificate to Rutger Bleecker and 
Nicholas Bleecker, of the city of Albany, for the last 
mentioned land, Ms, 118 

June 20. Letter of Cadwallader Colden to Rich'd Bradley, 
in relation to the foregoing certificate, dated at Colding- 
ham, 119 

July 1 . Indian deed to Abraham Van Hoorn and others, of 
all that tract of land, on the west side of the Maquas 
river, beginning at a place called Onieyodee, thence, along 
the said river, to the westermost end of a certain place 
called Jurkannanodago, thence, with a direct line, into the 
woods, 10 English miles, thence easterly, 10 English miles 
'or thereabout, thence northerly to the place first begun, . 120 

25 



194 LAND PAPERS. [vol. x. 



1730. July 14. Letter from Cadwallader Colden to Isaac Bobine, 

deputy secretary, in relation to Jacob Burst's certificate,. 121 

July 23. Petition of Walter Butler and others, for a license 
to purchase 12,000 acres of vacant land, at a place called 
Tiondoroge, 122 

July 23. Order in council, that the corporation of Albany be 
served with a copy of the same, and that they be heard 
upon their caveat, on the second Thursday of August next, 122 

July 23. Petition of John DePeyster, of the city of Albany, 
praying a patent for 600 acres of land, lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river, and to the north of the manor of 
Renslarswyck, at a creek called Tomheenecks, beginning 
at the southerly bounds of Hooseck, and so running up 
southerly, on both sides of said creek, over the path which 
goes to Sanckhaick, 123 

July 23. Petition of John Schuyler and Jochim Brat, of the 
city of Albany, praying a patent for 2,000 acres of land, 
on the east side of Hudson's river, beginning on the north 
side of Tamhenick, 124 

July 30. Warrant for a patent, to William York and others, 
for 1,000 acres of land set out to them, as appears by a 
certificate, 125 

Aug. 9. Petition of Pieter Andrevet and Lambert Garritson, 
for a warrant to run out and ascertain the bounds of their 
patent and meadow land, on Staten Island, 126 

Aug. 12. Petition of Johannes Van Alst, praying a warrant 
of survey, to lay out a tract of land lying at Maspeth kells, 
in the county of Queens, 127 

Aug. 13. Warrant for a patent, to Rutger and Nicholas 
Bleecker, for a certain tract of land, with an island 
therein included, set out to them, as appears by a certifi- 
cate, with 128 

June 1. Certificate to Rutger and Nicholas Bleecker, for a 
certain tract of land, with an island, containing, in all, 
675 acres, 128 

Aug. 13. Warrant to survey, for the corporation of New 
York, 400 feet beyond low water mark, on Hudson's 
river, from Bestavers killitie to the limits of the fort, from 
thence (leaving out, for the use of the fort, all the west 
side of the street that leads down to Whitehall) eastward 
along the East river, to the north side of Corlaer's hook, 129 

Sept. 2. Description of a survey of the same, containing about 
210 acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 129 

Petition of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city 
of New York, for a confirmation of their charter, and the 
enlargement of their bounds, to comprehend 400 feet 
below low water mark, between Bestavers kill on the 
North river and Corlaer's hook on the East river, 130 

Aug. 7. Report of Ja : Alexander, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council, to whom the same was referred, 130 

Aug. 13. Warrant for a patent, pursuant to the same, 130 

Sept. 1. Petition of the mayor, aldermen and comonalty of 
the city of Albany, for a grant of 4,000 acres of low land, 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 195 

Page. 
1730. in trust for the Mohawk Indians, adjoining the rear of a 
tract of 1,000 acres, lying on both sides of Tionondrogo 

river, formerly granted to said city, 132 

Certificate of Myndert Schuyler, Phil. Schuyler and J. Van 

Rensselaer, in relation to the same, 132 

Sept. 3. Petition of Thomas Hanley, Nathan St. John, and a 
great number of people, their associates, as well inhabit- 
ants of the town of Ridgefield as of the eastern parts of 
this province, praying a patent for 50,000 acres of the 

equivalent lands, 1 33 

Sept. 8. Petition of Gabriel Ludlow and Wiliiam Ludlow, 
for a grant of 4,000 acres of the vacant and re-assumed 
lands of Capt. John Evans, in the counties of Orange and 

Ulster, 134 

Sept. 16. Petition of Hartman Windecker, and other dis- 
tressed Palatines, for a license to purchase 2,000 acres of 
land, on the south side of the Maquas river, to the west- 
ward of the land granted to Peter Wagenaer and others, 

about 3 miles distant from said river, 135 

Sept. 5. Petition of Cornelius Cuyler and William Ketelhijn, 
for a license to purchase a tract of land, lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river, and to the northward of the lands 
belonging to the patentees of Sarachtoge, in order to 

obtain a patent for 1,500 acres thereof, 136 

Sept. 18. Petition of David Jamison and others, proprietors 
of a tract of land in Dutchess county, for a warrant of 
survey, to lay out the south bounds of the same, which 

extend 16 miles up Wappingeis creek, with 137 

Oct.— Report of Phillip Livingston, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 137 

Sept. 24. Petition of Elizabeth Bruice and others, praying a 
patent for " all that certain parcel of woodland, called, by 
the Indians, Kightowan, with a creek thereunto adjoining, 
lying on the east side of the North river, in the county of 

Westchester," 13g 

Oct. 29. Description of a survey of a tract of land, lying on 
both sides of Schohary river, together with island in said 
rivei', containing, in all, 300 acres, laid out for Johan Peter 
Kniskern, by Edward Collens, deputy surveyor, (Scoha- 

rie, Schoharie county,) 139 

Sept. 28. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land, 
on the east side of Hudson's river, on a certain creek, 
called Tomheeneck, to the southward of the bounds of 
Hooseck, containing 600 acres, laid out for John De Pey- 

ster, by Edward Collons, deputy surveyor, 140 

Sept. 29. Warrant for a patent, to John De Peyster, for 600 

acres of land set out to him, as appears by a certificate,. 141 
Sept. 29. Certificate to John De Peyster, for 600 acres of land, 
lying on the east side of Hudson's river, on a certain creek, 

called Tomheeneck, {see pages 140, 141,) 142 

Sept. 29. Warrant for a patent, to Johan Peter Kniskern, for 
a certain tract of land, lying on both sides of Skohare 
river, {seepage 139,) . . , . 143 



196 LAND PAPERS. [vol. x. 

Page. 

1730. Sept. 29. Certificate to John Peter Kniskern, for the same, 143 
Oct. 8. Indian deed to Hartman Windecher and others, of all 

that tract of land on the south side of the Maquase river 
to the westward of the land granted to Peter Wagenaer 
and others, lying about 3 miles distant from said river,. . 144 

Oct. 8, Petition of Peter Caverly of Oysterbay, in Queen's 
county, praying a patent for a ferry between a neck of 
land in that town called Caverly's Island and Rye, 145 

Oct. 9. Petition of Arent Brat of Schenectady, for license to 
pui-chase 300 acres of woodland, and a marsh or meadow 
adjoining the same, lying to the westward of that town 
about 5 or 6 miles from the Mohawk's river, 146 

Oct. 14. Petition of Benjamin Blagge, praying a patent for 
a tract of land in the county of Orange, containing about 
1,500 acres, being part of the lands formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, 147 

Oct. 23. Report of James De Lancey, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to whom the same was referred, 147 

Petition of Elias Pipon, tenant in tail of certain lands in the 
city of New York, in relation to an act of assembly to 
impower him to dispose of a part of the same for the better 
improvement of the rest, 148 

Oct. 15. Affidavit of Johannes Martinus Van Harlingen in 
relation to the same, 148 

1731. Oct. 15. Indian deed to Jurch Hough and others, of all that 

tract of land lying on the south side of the Maquasse 
river behind the lands of Cadwallader Colden & Co., 

beginning upon a creek called Kaniochragaronde or , 

thence up the same to Teohogon which is about two Eng- 
lish miles, and keeping the breadth of one English mile 
on both sides of the said creek till the same shall take in 
2,500 acres, 149 

1730. Oct. 16. Petition of Joseph Sacket and Joseph Sacket, Jr., 

pi'aying a patent for 222 acres to makeup the compliment 
of a tract of land in the counties of Orange and Ulster, 
granted to the former, and also to grant to the other peti- 
tioner liberty to take up 2,000 acres within the bounds of 
Evans' vacated patent, with 150 

Report of James De Lancey, chairman of the committee of 
council to whom the same was referred, 150 

Oct. 21. Petition of Thomas Standard and Thomas Ham- 
mond, praying a patent for 2,000 acres of land in the 
county of Orange or Ulster, being part of the land for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, 151 

Oct. 23. Report of James De Lancey, chairman of the com- 
mittee to whom the same was referred, 151 

Nov. 3. Warrant of survey for the north bounds of Kinder- 
hook patent, in order to determine the disputes relative to 
the land petitioned for by Thomas Williams & Co., 152 

1731. May 20. Articles of agreement between Phillip Livingston 

and others, and David Schuyler, in relation to the pur- 
chase of lands in the Mohawks country, 153 

June — . Petition of Johannes Vanalst, for a warrant to survey 



vol. x.] LAND PAPERS. 197 

Page. 
1731. and run out the bounds of a tract of land at Mespeth kills 

in Queens county, 154 

Petition of John Lindsay and others, for license to purchase 
30,000 acres of vacant land in the Mohawks country,. . . . 155 

June 8. Warrant of survey for 50,000 acres of the equiva- 
lent lands for Thomas Hanly and others, inhabitants of 
the town of Ridgefield, 156 

June 8. Description of a survey of 50,000 acres of land being 
part of the equivalent lands, laid out in four tracts for 
Thomas Hanly and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. 
genl., 157 

June 8. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Hanly and others, 
for four tracts of land set out to them as appears by a 
certificate, 159 

June 8. Certificate to Thomas Hanley, for four tracts of land 
being part of the equivalent lands, containing in all about 
50,000 acres, 159 

Certificate to Hanley, (another copy,) 160 

June 9. Description of a survey of six parcels of land in the 
township of Oysterbay, in Queens county, containing in 
all about 290 acres, laid out for Charles Boyle, by James 
Livingston, deputy surveyor, 161 

June 24. Petition of Petrus Van Driessen, for license to pur- 
chase 2,500 acres of land in the county of Albany, 162 

June 24. Report of Francis Harrison, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to whom the same was referred, 162 

June 24. Petition of James Wallace, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of land in the counties of Orange and Ulster, or in 
one of them, being part of the lands formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, 162 

June 24. Report of Francis Harrison, chairman of the com- 
mittee to whom the same was referred, 162 

June 24. Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of land for James 
Wallace, 163 

June 24. Petition of Cornelius Cuyler and Wm. Ketelthuyn, 
praying a patent for a tract of land on the east side of 
Hudson's river, beginning at the bounds of a patent 
granted to Cornells Van Dyk & Co., at the north side of 
a creek called by the Indians Dinoondehowe, and running 
up the river to the second carrying place and extends back 
into the woods two English miles, 164 

Report of Fra: Harrison, chairman of the committee of 
council to whom the same was referred, 164 

June 24. Petition of Charles Boyle, in relation to the lands 
in Oysterbay, of which John Newman died seized, 165 

June 9. Warrant for a patent to Charles Boyle, for seven 
tracts of land in Queens county, on Nassau Island, and 
for the lands undivided or in common in Oysterbay, old 
and new purchases of which John Newman lately died 
seized, 166 

June 9. Certificate to Charles Boyle, for sundry tracts of 
land in the town of Oysterbay, in Queens county, 166 

June 24. Petition of Daniel Ketelhuyn and Thomas Sharpe, 



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r. . . Pa £ e ' 

1731. for license to purchase a certain tract of wood land lying 
at a distance from Hudson's river on the east side, to the 
north of the line Renselaer's wyck, and south of the lands 
belonging to the patentees of Saratogue, 167 

June 24. Report of Fra : Harrison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council, to whom the same was referred, 167 

July 13. Petition of Jennike Cregier, for license to purchase 
2,000 acres of woods land lying on the southeast side of 
Schohare River above Kadasede, beginning at the said 
river at a place called Yagoughsitawawanie, thence run- 
ning up the stream to a place called Chenochquatha, thence 
into the woods on both side, 168 

Sept. 7. Report of Win, Provoost, from the committee of 
council, to whom the same was referred, 168 

August 10. Petition of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty, 
of the city of Albany, for license to purchase 4,000 acres 
of woodland, at Tionondrogo, in trust for the Mohawk 
Indians, 169 

August 10. Petition of Burger Huijk and others, for a grant 
of 6,000 acres, adjoining to lands of which they are now 
possessed, at the north bounds of Kinderhook patent,. . . 170 

August 10. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 
committee of council, to whom the same was referred,. . . 170 
I August 12. Order in council, empowering the governor to 
grant a patent to Anthony Rutgers, for a certain swamp 
and fresh pond, called the Fresh water, adjacent to the 
Duke's farm, upon New York Island, containing in all 70 
acres, (2 copies,) 171, 172 

August 25. Petition of Robert Livingston, Junr., and others, 
for license to purchase 10,000 acres of land, up the Mo- 
hawks river, in the county of Albany, 173 

August 25. Petition of John Vander Spiegel and others, for 
license to purchase three or four hundred acres of land, 
called Mart Gerritson's Island and Rattle Snake plate, 
near adjoining to the west bounds of Kinderhook, 174 

Sept. 21. Report of James DeLancey, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 174 

Sept. 3. Petition of Thomas Smith, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres of vacant land, lying next his farm, in Orange 
county, being part of the tract formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, with 175 

Sept. 7. Report of Wm. Provoost, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 175 

Sept. 15. Petition of Johannis De Wandelaar, ofSchogkook, 
in the county of Albany, for license to purchase 2,000 
acres of land, above the Half Moon, on the east side of 
Hudson's river, 176 

Sept. 17. Petition of Stephen Van Courtlandt and others, for 
license to purchase 8,000 acres of land, lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river, to the northward of the manor of 
Renselaarswick, to the south of the lands of the patentees 
of Saragtoga, and to the south and .north of Hosick 
patentees, 177 



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1731. Sept. 1 7. Petition of Teunis Van Sleyk and Pieter Lodewijck, 
for license to purchase 1,000 acres of land, to the north- 
ward of Kinderhook, at a little creek called Stone creek, 178 
Sept. 21. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 178 



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1731-1735 



Page. 
1731. Sept. 7. Petition of Hartman Windecker and others, praying 
a patent for 2,000 acres of land, on the south side of the 
Maquases river, about 3 miles distant from said river, to 
the westward of the lands granted to Peter Wagenaer 
and others, 1 

Sept. 21. Report of the committee of council, to which the 
same was referred, 1 

Sept. 22. Petition of Henry Van Rensselaer, of the county 
of Albany, in relation to the petition of Burgher Huyck 
and others, for land southward of the south bounds of the 
manor of Ranslaerswyck, and esteemed to be within the 
township of Kinderhook, 2 

Sept. 23. Report of Phillip Livingston, chairman of the com- 
mittee to which the same was referred, 2 

Sept. 24. Petition of Abraham Vanhorn and others, praying 
a patent for so much of a tract of land, lying on the west 
side of the Maquas river, beginning at Onieyodee ; thence 
along the river westerly, to a place called Jurkannanodago, 
and into the woods ten English miles, as will with the 
land surveyed for them, on the south side of the Maquas, 
beginning at a place called Kajurgouchtoohary, make up 
8,000 acres, 3, 4 

Sept. 23. Petition of Jurch Hough and others, for a license 
to purchase certain vacant and unappropriated wood 
lands, lying to the southward of a certain place called by 
the natives Canajoharie, about four miles from the Mo- 
hawks river, to the back of the lands granted to Cadwai- 
, lader Colden and others, 5 

Sept. 23. Report of Phillip Livingston, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 5 

Oct. 2. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land, 
lying in the county of Albany, on both sides of the Kin- 
derhook creek, containing 6,000 acres, laid out for Burger 
Huyk and others, by Jacobus Bruyn, deputy surveyor, 6 

Sept. 25. Petition of Petrus Van Driessefc and Johannis Ehl, 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 201 

Pago. 
1731. praying a patent for 2,000 acres of land, lying on the 

south side of the Mohawks river, 6 

Sept. 30. Report of Phillip Livingston, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 6 

Warrant for a patent to Burgher Huyk and others, for a 
tract of land, on hoth sides of the Kinderhook creek, set 
out for them, as appears by a certificate, 7 

Certificate to Burgher Huyck and others, for 6,000 acres of 
land, 7 

Oct. 15. Description of a survey of six tracts of land, in the 
county of Orange, in the Highlands, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, being some of the vacated lands, late of 
Capt. John Evans, laid out for Gabriel and William 
Ludlow, by Charles Clinton, deputy surveyor, 8 

Oct. 25. Petition of Tunis Van Slyk and Pieter Lodewyck, 
for a license, to purchase 1,000 acres of vacant land, to 
the northward of Kinderhook, at a little creek called 
Stone creek, 9 

Oct. 25. Report of Frederick Morris, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 9 

Oct. 25. Affidavit of Wm. Hopkins and Daniel Hogan, in 
relation to the service of a copy of the foregoing petition, 
upon the owners of the adjoining lands, 9 

Nov. 2. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying 
about three miles from the south side of the Mohawks 
river, laid out for Hartman Windeker and others, by Ed- 
ward Collins, deputy surveyor, 10 

Nov. 8. Description of a survey of 8,000 acres of land, lying 
on the west side of the Mohawks river, beginning on the 
bank of said river, a little above the upper end of a certain 
island, lately granted to Rutger Bleeker and others, and 
along said river to the mouth of a rivulet, called by the 
Indians Jurhannannodago, including the small islands in 
the river, laid out for Abraham Van Horn and others, by 
Edward Collins, 11 

Nov. 11. Warrant for a patent, to Hartman Wendecker and 
others, for a tract of land, set out to them, as appears by 
a certificate, 12 

Nov. 11. Certificate to Hartman Wendecker and others, for 
a certain tract of land, lying about three miles from the 
south side of the Mohawks river, beginning at the north- 
east corner of the lands granted to Peter Wagenaer and 
others, containing 2,000 acres, 12 

Nov. 13. Warrant for a patent, to Abraham Van Home and 
others, for a certain tract of land and some islands therein 
included, set out to them, as appears by a certificate,. ... 13 

Nov. 12. Certificate to Abraham Van Home and others, for 
a tract of land, lying upon the west side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning at a point a little above the island, 
granted to Rutger Bleecker and others, and extending 
along the river to the mouth of a rivulet, called by the 
Indians Jurhannanodo, including several small islands, 

containing in all 8,000 acres, 13 

26 



202 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xi. 

Pago. 

1731. Nov. 18. Description of a survey of a tract of land, lying on 

the east side of Hudson's river, on both sides of a certain 

creek called Tomlenack, containing nearly 2,000 acres, 

laid out for John Schuyler and Joachim Bradt, by Cad- 

wallader Colden, surveyor general, 14 

Dec. 1. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land, on 
the west side of Hudson's river, beginning on the east 
side of Sawyer's kill, and bordering on the Caters kill, 
and the land called Kiskatameteky, containing 4,000 
acres, laid out for Vincent Mathews and others, by Chas. 

Clinton, dep. surveyor, 15 

Nov. 11. Petition of Jurch Miller and others, for a license to 
purchase 3,500 acres of vacant wood land, lying some 
distance from the Mohawks river, on the north side 
thereof, to the west of Stone Rabia, being lands hereto- 
fore granted to Bartholomew Pickard and others, 16 

Nov. 2. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 

same was referred, 16 

Dec. 2. Petition of Nathaniel Hazard, Junr., praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of the vacant land, being part of the lands 

formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 17 

Dec. 23. Report of James Alexander, from the committee of 

council, to whom the same was referred, 17 

Dec. 2. Petition of Jurch Hough and others, praying a 
patent, for all that certain tract of land, on the south side 
of the Maquase river, behind the lands granted to Cad- 
wallader Colden and company, beginning at a creek, 
called by the natives Kaniochragaionde, and running up 
the same, to a place called Teohogon, which is about two 
English miles, and keeping the breadth of one English 
mile, on both sides of the creek, till the same takes in the 

quantity of 2,500 acres, 18 

Dec. 2. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 

same was referred, 

Dec. 6. Letter of Cadwallader Colden, to Richard Bradley, 
Esq., in relation to a patent for 4,000 acres of land, in 
which Mr. Heath is in ti-ust for him, dated at Coldenham, 19 
Dec. 7. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, lying near the patent of Francis 
Harrison and company, laid out for James Wallace, by 

Charles Clinton, deputy surveyor, 20 

Dec. 8. Certificate to James Wallace, for the last mentioned 

land, 21 

Dec. 9. Petition of Gabriel Ludlow, Junr., of Orange Town, 
praying a patent for 2,000 acres of the vacant land, in 

Orange county, being part of Evans' patent, with 22 

Dec* 23. Report of Ja: Alexander, from the committee of 

council, to whom the same was referred, 22 

Dec. 20. Warrant for a patent, to Vincent Matthews and 
others, for 4,000 acres of land, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, lately set out to them, as appears by a 
certificate, 23 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 203 

Page. 

1731. Boundaries of the land surveyed by Vincent Matthews, be- 

ginning on the east line of Sawyer's kill, and running 
along by the Caters kill and Kiskatameteky, 23 

Nov. 11. Petition of Frederick Bell and Hendrick Hager, for 
license to purchase 800 acres of land, not far from Oris- 
konie, near to the Maquase river, with 24 

Dec. 23. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 24 

Nov. 11. Petition of Johan Jurch Kast, Junr., and Jacob 
Hilts, for license to purchase 1,000 acres of vacant land, 
and a run of water, near Burnet's field, 25 

Dec. 2. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 25 

Dec. 23. Petition of John Collins and others, for license to 
purchase 16,000 acres of vacant land, '. 26 

Dec. 23. Report of Ja: Alexander, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to whom the same was referred, 26 

1732. Jan. 25. Warrant for a patent, to James Wallace, for 2,000 

acres of land, in the county of Ulster, lately set out to 
him, as appears by a certificate, 27 

Feb. 4. Petition of John Vanderspiegle and others, praying 
300 acres of the land called Marte Gerritson's Island and 
Rattle Snake platt, near adjoyning to the west bounds of 
the patent of Kinderhook, 28 

Feb. 4. Report of Ja : Alexander, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom the same was referred, 28 

Feb. 11. Petition of Henry Lane and others, praying a patent 
for three pieces of ground in the city of New York, part 
whereof are covered with water, the first beginning on 
the south side of the street that leads from the Parade to 
the North river, and extends 400 feet into the North river ; 
the second begins on the north side of the west end of 
Pearl street, and the third begins at the southeast corner 
White Hall, with 29 

March 13. Report of Phillip Cortland, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to whom the same was referred, 29 

March 13. Petition of Samuell Heath and others, praying a 
patent for 6,000 acres of the lands lying vacant in coun- 
ties of Orange and Ulster, formerly patented to Capt. 
John Evans, 30 

March 13. Report of Phillip Cortland, chairman of the com- 
mittee to whom the same was referred, 30 

March 22. Description of a survey of two parcels of land in 
the county of Orange, being part of the tract formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, one of which contains 750 
acres, the other 250 acres; laid out for Thomas Smith, by 
Charles Clinton, deputy surveyor, 31 

April 23. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Smith, for two 
parcels of land lying in the county of Orange, set out to 
him as appears by a certificate, 32 

April 22. Certificate to Thomas Smith, for two tracts of land 
in the county of Orange, 32 

April 28. Petition of Thomas Hanly, Nathan St. John and 



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Page. 
1732. others, for a warrant to survey and run out the courses 
and bounds of several lots into which the 50,000 acres 
granted them in the equivalent lands, are divided, with. . 33 

Report of the committee of council to whom the same was 
referred, 33 

April 28. Petition of John Lawrence, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres of the vacant lands in the tract heretofore 
granted to Capt. John Evans, in the counties of Orange 
and Ulster, or either of them, 34 

April 28. Report of the committee of council to whom the 
same was referred, 34 

May 1. Description of a survey of a tract of land for Corne- 
lius Cuyler, lying on the east side of Hudson's river, be- 
ginning on the north side of Batten kill, otherwise called 
Dionondohowe, where it falls into the said river, and 
thence along the north bounds of the land called Sarag- 
toga, containing 750 acres, also a tract of land for Wil- 
liam Kettelhuyn, beginning on the northwest corner of 
the aforesaid creek, and containing 850 acres; Edward 
Collins, dep. surveyor, 35 

May 1. Letter of Cadwallader Colden to Frederick Morris, 
dep. secretary, in relation to the passing of a patent to 
Cornelius Cuyler and William Kettelhuyn, for the two 
tracts last described, dated at Newburgh, 36 

May 5. Warrant for a patent to Cornelius Cuyler and Wil- 
liam Kettelhuyn, for 1,600 acres of land on the east side 
of Hudson's river, lately set out to them, as appears by a 
certificate, 37 

May 5. Certificate to Cornelius Cuyler and William Kettel- 
huyn, for 1,600 acres of land on the east side of Hudson's 
river, 37 

May 9. Indian deed to Petrus Van Driessen and Johannes 
Ehl, ministers of the Gospel, of all that tract of land 
lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of the 
Mohawks river, beginning at the westei'most corner of 
the land granted to Francis Harrison & Co., on the bank 
of said river, and runs northeasterly along the bounds of 
said tract two English miles and a half, then northwesterly 
one mile and a half, then southwesterly two miles and a 
half, to the Mohawks river, and down the same to the 
place where it began, 38 

May 18. Description of a survey of a tract of land for John 
Lawrence, lying in the county of Orange, next to the 
patents of McGregory and Bradley, being part of the land 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, containing 765 
acres, Charles Clinton, dep. surveyor, 39 

June 1. Description of a survey of two islands in Hudson's 
river, opposite to Kinderhook, one of which is known by 
the name of Marte Garritsons Island, and contains 225 
acres, and the other called Rattle Snake Piatt contains 35 
acres ; surveyed for John Vanderspeigle and others, by 
Edward Collins, dep. surveyor, " 40 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 205 

Page. 
1/32. June 7. Warrant for a patent to John Lawrence, for 765 

acres of land in the county of Orange, with 41 

June 19. Certificate to John Lawrence, for 765 acres of land 

lying in the highlands, in the county of Orange, 41 

June 16. Warrant for a patent to John Vander Speigle, Wil- 
liam Smith and John Borghghart, for some wood land and 
meadow in the county of Albany, called Marten Gaerit- 
sons island and Rattle Snake island, near adjoining to the 
west bounds of Kinderhook, and both of them contains 

260 acres, rt 42 

June 2. Certificate to John Vanderspeigle and others for the 

same, 42 

Aug. 25. Petition of Peter Van Brugh, praying a patent for 
the use of himself and the other patentees of Hunters 
Field, for 400 acres, beginning on the west side of Scho- 
harie creek, and adjoining to the west side of the afore- 
said patent, to make up a deficiency in the same, 43 

Aug. 35. Report of Geo. Clarke, from the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred, 43 

Aug. 25. Petition of Cornelius Van Ness and others, praying 
a patent for 1,200 acres of land on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, recently released to the crown by the Indian 

proprietors, with 44 

Aug. 25. Report of Geo. Clark, from the committee of coun- 
cil to whom the same was referred, 44 

Sept. 15. Petition of Daniel Kettelhuyn and others, for 
license to purchase 15,000 acres of land on the east side 
of Hudson's river, near or about a tract of land called 

Hosick, with 45 

Sept. 15. Report of Rip Van Dam, from the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred, 45 

Sept. 15. Petition of Petrus Van Driesen and Johannes Ehl 
and others, praying a patent for a certain tract of land on 
the north side of the Mohawks river, recently released to 

the crown by the Indian proprietors, 45 

Sept. 15. Report of Rip Van Dam, from the committee of 

council to whom the same was referred, 45 

Sept. — . Exemplification of an order of the king in council, 
empowering the governor to grant the fee simple and in- 
heritance of a certain swamp and fresh pond called the 
Fresh Water, adjacent to the Duke's Farm on the Island 
Manhatten, now called New York, to Anthony Rutgers, 

the same containing about 70 acres, '•. . 46 

Sept. 16. Warrant for a patent to Anthony Rutgers, for the 

land last described, 47 

Sept. 22. Petition of John Kelly and Simon Johnson, attor- 
neys at law, in relation to a clause in the letters patent, 
lately granted to the city of New York, by which they 
are " with many others excluded and debarred from prac- 
tising in the Mayor's court of said city," '. . 48 

Oct. 10. Indian deed to Daniel Kettelhuyn and others, of all 
that tract of land on the east side of Hudson's river near 



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Page. 

1732. and adjoining a tract of land called Hosick, containing 
15,000 acres, 49 

Oct. 23. Warrant of survey for Petrus VanDriessen, Johannes 
Ehl and others, for a tract of land on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, 49 

Nov. 9. Petition of Daniel Ketelhuyn and others, praying 
a patent for a tract of land on the east side of Hudson's 
river near and about Hosick, 50 

Nov. 9. Report of Archd. Kennedy, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to whom the same was referred, 50 

Petition of Wessel Ten Broeck, praying a patent for 1,000 
acres of a tract of land called Loin, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, 52 

Nov. 9. Report of Geo. Clark, from the committee of coun- 
cil to which the same was referred, 52 

Nov. 9. Petition of Charles Williams and Frederick Morris, 
praying a patent for an island lying in a bay or arm of 
the sea which runs up between the towns of Easthamp- 
ton, South Hampton and Southhold, in the county of Suf- 
folk, commonly called Robin's Island, with 53 

Nov. 9. Report of Geo. Clark, from the committee of coun- 
cil to which the same was referred, 53 

Nov. 10. Petition of Johes Vischer and Johes Beekman, in 
behalf of themselves and the rest of the owners of Kaya- 
derosseras, for a warrant to survey the lines and bounds 
of their patent, 54 

1733. April 18. Petition of Peter Whine and others, for a license 

to purchase 22,000 acres of wood land lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river to the northward of the patent 
Hoseke, or Rensselaerswick and Schotocock, and to the 
eastward of Sarachtoga patent, 55 

April 18. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 55 

June 13. Description of a survey of 150 acres of land on the 
Cater's kill adjoining the patent of Johannes Hanlenbeck, 
alias Johannes Hornebeek, laid out for Vincent Matthews 
and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 56 

June 19. Description of a survey of 825 acres of land for 
Wessel Ten Broeck, lying on the west side of Hudson's 
river, beginning at the most northerly corner on said 
river of the land lately granted to Vincent Matthews, Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., 57 

Aug. 23. License to Peter Bayard, to purchase 27,000 acres 
of vacant land lying on the east side of Hudson's river 
to the northward of Saraghtoga patent, between the lands 
lately granted to Cornelius Cuyler and Wm. Kettlehuyn, 
and a small rivulet in the upper end of the large carrying 
place, together with the several islands in the river in the 
aforesaid bounds, 58 

Aug. 23. Petition of Charles Williams and Frederick Morris, 
and Samuel Heath, praying a patent for 6,000 acres of 
the land lying vacant in Evans' patent, with 59 



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Page. 
1733. Aug. 23. Report of James De Lancey, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 59 

Aug. 28. Petition of Walter Butler and others, for a license 
to purchase a certain tract of land lying near a place 
called Tiononderoge, 60 

Aug. 28. License to Walter Butler, to purchase 86,000 acres 
of vacant land near Tiononderge, 61 

Aug. 28. Petition of Peter Bayard and others, praying a 
patent for a certain tract of land lying on the east side of 
Hudson's river above Saraghtoga, (seepage 58,) 62 

Aug. 28. Report of the committee of council to whom the 
same was referred, 62 

Aug. 30. Letter from Cadwallader Calden to Richard Brad- 
ley, attorney general, 63 

Sept. 29. Petition of William Dick, praying a patent for a 
lot of ground in the city of Albany where the old fort 
formerly stood, with 64 

Sept. 29. Report of Henry Lane, chairman of the committee 
of council to whom the same was referred, 64 

Oct. 16. Petition of Walter Butler and others, praying a 
patent for 86,000 acres of a tract of land lying on the 
south side of the Mohawk's river, beginning at the land 
in possession of David Carvill, from thence running 
along the said river to the mats or lowland of Tionon- 
deroga, thence round said flats to Tiononderoga creek, 
thence along the same to Schoharie, thence along the 
bounds of Schoharie as they run southerly and easterly, 
thence to the bounds of Schenectady, then round the 
bounds of other patented lands to the place where it first 
begun, , 65 

Oct. 16. ^Report of Ph : Livingston, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom the same was referred, 65 

Sept. 18. Indian deed to Walter Butler and others, for the 
same, 66 

Description of a survey of 2,850 acres of land for Vincent 
Mathews, being the remaining part of 7,000 acres ordered 
to be surveyed for them, beginning at the southeast cor- 
ner of a tract of 201 acres formerly granted to Geo. 
Meales and Richard Hayes, being a tree standing on the 
old path between Kingston and Albany, near a run called 
the Sawyer's kill, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 67 

Oct. 2. Certificate to Vincent Matthews, for 150 acres of 
land on the Cater's kill to make up a deficiency in the 
patent granted them for 7,000 acres, 68 

Oct. 3. Warrant for a patent to Vincent Matthews and 
others, for the last mentioned land, 69 

Oct. 14. Petition of John Roseboom, junr., and others, for 
a license to purchase a tract of vacant wood land lying to 
the northeast of Kinderhook upon or near to a creek 
called the Stone kill, 70 

Oct. 24. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 70 

Oct. 24. Petition of Frederick Morris, in behalf of himself 



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Page. 
1733. and two others, for a license to purchase 6,000 acres of 

vacant land in the Oniadies country, on Schenectady river, 7 1 

Oct. 24. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, VI 

Oct. 24. Petition of John Schuyler and others, for a license 
to purchase a certain tract of vacant land, at or near 
Wood creek, 72 

Oct. 24. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, 72 

Oct. 29. Copy of an act to repeal so much of a clause, in the 
act entitled a bill for the vacating, breaking and annulling 
several extravagant lands, made Col. Benjamin Fletcher, 
late governour of this province, as concerns a certain 
swamp and fresh pond, called the Fresh water, and adja- 
cent to the King's farm, formerly called the Dukes farm, 
on the Island Manhattens, 73 

Nov. 3. Petition of Charles Williams and others, for license 
to purchase a certain tract of vacant land, lying on the 
easterly side of Kinderhook, and to the northward of Col. 
Hendrick Rensselaer's patent, in order to obtain a patent 
for 15,000 acres thereof, 74 

Nov. 3. Report of Henry Lane, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom the same was referred, 74 

Nov. 3. Petition of Abraham Glen and others, for a license 
to purchase 15,000 acres of land upon Schohare creek, . . 75 

Nov. 3. Report of Henry Lane, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom the same was referred, 75 

Petition of Jacob Glen and others, for license to purchase 
15,000 acres of vacant land, in the county of Albany,. . . 75 

Nov. 3. Report of Henry Lane, chairman of the committee 
of council, to whom the same was referred, 75 

Nov. 12. Description of a survey of Robins Island, lying to 
the southward of Booth neck, in the bay between South- 
old and Southampton, containing 375 acres, for Charles 
Williams and Frederick Morris, Cadwallader Colden, 
survr. genl., 76 

Nov. 12. Warrant for a patent to Anthony Rutgers, for all 
that swamp and fresh pond, called the Fresh water, adja- 
cent to the Duke's farm, upon the Island Manhattan, now 
called New York Island, 77 

Nov. 9. Warrant for a patent, to Wessell Tenbrook, for 825 
acres of land, on the west side of Hudson's river, which 
was set out for him, as appears by a certificate, 78 

Nov. 9. Certificate to Wessell Tenbrook, for a certain tract 
of land, lying on the west side of Hudson's river, begin- 
ning at the most northerly corner, on Hudson's river, of 
a tract of land granted to Vincent Matthews and others, 
and containing 825 acres, 78 

Dec. 1 8. Petition of John Lindesey, praying a patent for a 
tract of land, lying on the west side of Hudson's river, 
near Kats kill, containing about 300 acres, with house, 
orchard and barn thereunto belonging, whereof Helmer 
Janse died seized, the same having escheated to the crown, 79 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 209 

Page. 

1733. Dec. 18. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 

same was referred, 79 

Draught of a warrant to the attorney general, to prepare a 

patent for the same, 79 

Dec. 18. Petition of Richard Nicholls, praying a patent for 
400 acres of land, in Ulster county, bounded on the west 
by Paltz creek, on the north by the land of Henry Wile- 
man, on the east by land formerly granted to Thomas 
Brasier, and on the south by land granted to James Alex- 
ander, with 80 

Dec. 18. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
same was referred, , 80 

1734. Feb. 2. Description of a survey of 275 acres of land, lying 

on the Paltz river, in the county of Ulster, for Richard 

Nicholls, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 81 

Feb. 20. Warrant for a patent, to Charles Williams and 
Frederick Morris, for an island called Robins Island, lying 
to the southward, of Booth's neck, in the bay between 
Southold and Southampton, containing 275 acres, 82 

1733. Dec. 7. Certificate to Charles Williams and Frederick Mor- 

ris, for the same, 82 

1734. Feb. 27. Petition of Walter Butler and others, praying a 

patent for a certain tract of vacant wood land, adjoining 
the back lines of the lands formerly granted to John Col- 
lins and others, on the north side of the Mohawks river, 

containing 4,000 acres, 83 

Feb. 27. Report of Henry Lane, chairman of the committee 
of council, to which the same was referred, 83 

1733. Nov. 14. Petition of George Clarke, praying a patent for 

900 acres of vacant land, near Schoharie, 84 

Nov. 14. Report of the committee of council, to which the 
same was referred, 84 

1734. March 19. Description of a survey of 12,000 acres, lying on 

two brooks, in the county of Albany, one of which is 
called Marooneschaak, and the other Maquaimkeeck, for 
Cornelius Van Ness and others, Edward Collins, dep. 
survr., 85 

March 27. Warrant for a patent, to Richard Nicholls, for 275 
acres of land, lying in the county of Ulster, being part of 
the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 86 

Mar. 27. Exemplification of a certificate to Richard Nicholls, 
for the same, 86 

April 18. Indian deed to Colonel Cosby, for land on the 
south side of the Mohawk river, adjoining the lands of 
Colden, Alexander & Co., 87 

April 28. Petition of Coenraet Frank, praying a patent for 
300 acres of land, lying at Burnet's Field, on the south 

side of the Mohawk's river, 88 

1732. Jan. 28. Indian deed to Cornelius Van Ness, Stephen Van 
Renselaer and others, of all that certain tract of land, on 
the east side of Hudson's river, on a certain brook, called 
Maroomskaak, which rims into the Hoosick kill, near a 
place called Sanckhaick, beginning from the bounds of 
27 



210 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xi. 

Page. 
1732. Hoosick patent, and so about easterly and north easterly 
up along both sides of the said brook, and another brook, 
called Maquaemkaeck, until it takes in the quantity of 

12,000 acres, ~ 89 

1734. Aug. 3. Affidavit of Stevanus Groesbeek, one of the sub- 
scribing witnesses, in relation to the signing of the same, 89 

May 17. Petition of John De Peyster and others, for license 
to purchase a tract of land on the east side of Hudson's 
river, to the northward of the city of Albany, 90 

May 17. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 90 

May 23. Draught of a letter of R. Bradley to Frederick 
Morris, in relation to Richard Nicholl's patent, 92 

May 23. Answer to the same, 92 

May 24. Letter of R. Bradley to Mr. Nicholls, 93 

May 24. Letter of Richd. Nicholls to Richard Bradley, in 
relation to his patent, 94 

Case of Mr. Richard Nicholl's patent, 95 

May 30. Description of a survey for George Clarke, of a tract 
of land near a place called Schohary, beginning at the 
south bounds on the west side of Schohary river of 
another tract known by the name of Hunters field, and 
containing 900 acres, 96 

Warrant for a patent to Anne Willmot, for all that certain 
tract of land lying in the county of Albany, near Fort 
Hunter, between tjhe Schohary brook or river and the 
Mohawks river, 97 

June 21. Petition of David D. Schuyler, for a license to pur- 
chase 2,000 acres of land in the Mohocks country, 98 

June 21. Report of the committee' of council to which the 
same was referred, 98 

June 22. Petition of Thomas Freeman and others, praying a 
patent for 20,000 acres, being part of a tract purchased 
by Nicholas E. Ker and sundry other Germans, in the 
Mohauks country, on both sides of the river between the 
great flatt or plain above the fall and the land granted to 
to the wife and children of Johan Jurch Cast, with 99 

June 22. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 99 

June 24. Indian deed to Peter Winne and others, of all that 
tract of land on the east side of Hudson's river to the 
northward of the patented lands commonly called Hoseke 
or Rensslaers wick and Schotocock, and to the eastward 
of Sarachtoga patent, 100 

July 1. Letter of Richard Nicholls representing the case 
relating to his patent, 101 

June 13. Petition of John Lyne, Thomas Freeman and others, 
praying a patent for 20,000 acres of land in the Mohauks 
country, 102 

July 13. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee* of council to which the same was referred, 102 

July 13. Petition of Joseph Warrell and others, praying a 
patent for 20,000 acres in the Mohawks country, 103 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 2H 

1734. July 13. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 103 

Aug. 7. Indian deed to Daniel Denton, of a certain tract of 
land on the west side of Hudson's river and on the west 
side of the Blew hills of Catts kill, bounded along each 
side of Chawtickignank creek, to the Schowherres creek, 104 
Aug. 7. Indian deed to Michael Duning, of Orange county, 
of a certain tract of land lying on the west of Hudson's 
river and on the west side of the Blew hills of Catts kill, 
bounded along each side of the Chawtickignank creek to 

the Schowherres creek, 105 

[No date.] Petition of the sachems or chiefs of the Scho- 
harie Mohawk Indians, in behalf of them and their castles, 
in relation to their lands in the county of Albany, on the 
west side of Hudson's river and the Blew hills of Katts 
kill, along each side of Chawtickagnack creek the Schoha- 
ries creek to the nearer falls to Schoharie, containing in the 
whole about 6,000 acres, which have been stolen from them 
by the River Indians and sold to Vincent Mathews, Michael 
Dunning and Daniel Denton, (see above,) [with draught,] 106 
Aug. 23. Petition of Peter De Lancey, praying a patent for 
a small tract of land in the county of Westchester, bounded 
eastwardly by Mamaroneck river, and westerly by the old 
colony line settled in the year 1664; as also a small island 

in Mamaroneck harbour, 107 

Aug. 23. Report of Fra: Harrison, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 107 

Aug. 23. Petition of Daniel Horsmanden, in behalf of him- 
self and two others, for license to purchase 6,000 acres of 
a certain tract of vacant land on the east side of Hudson's 

river, in the county of Albany, 108 

Aug. 23. Report of Fra: Harison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom the same was referred, 108 

Aug. 23. Petition of Johannes Lansingh, in behalf of him- 
self and two other persons, for license to purchase 6,000 
acres of a tract of land on the west side of Hudson's 
river, at and near the Kats kill, in the county of Albany, 109 
Aug. 23. Report of Fra: Harison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to which the same was referred, 109 

Aug. 23. Petition of William Dick and others, for license to 
purchase 16,000 acres of a certain tract of vacant land on 
the south side of the Maquase river, near Connijgonie, . . 110 
Aug. 23. Report of Fra: Harison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to which the same was referred, 110 

Aug. 24. Warrant to William Dick and others, to purchase 

the last mentioned land, Ill 

Aug. 23. Petition of William Cosby and others, praying a 
patent for 20,000 acres, part of the lands by them pur- 
chased of Nicholas Ecker and sundry other Germans, in 

the Mohauks country, 112 

Aug. 23. Report of Fra: Harrison, chairman of the commit- 
tee of council to whom the same was referred, 112 

Oct. 3. Petition of William Dick and others, praying a 



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Page. 
1734. patent for 1,600 acres of land on the south side of the 

Maquase river, near Connyjorie, {see page 111,] 113 

Oct 3. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to which the same was referred, 113 

Oct. 3. Petition of Vincent Matthews, Michael Dunnig and 
Daniell Denton, praying a patent for 6,000 acres of land, 
recently purchased by them of the Indians, on the west 
side of Hudson's river, with 114 

Oct. 3. Report of the committee of council, to which the 
same was referred, 114 

Oct. 3. Petition of Thomas Williams and Edward Collins, in 
behalf of themselves and two other persons, for a license 
to purchase 8,000 acres of vacant land, on the west side 
of Hudson's river, 115 

Oct. 3. Report of Cadwallader Colden, from the committee 
of council, to which the same was referred, 115 

Oct. 3. Petition of Johannes Lansingh and company, praying 
a patent for 6,000 acres of land, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, and to the westward of Katts kill, in the 
county of Albany, 116 

Oct. 3. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to which the same was referred, 116 

Oct. 3. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying 
in the county of Orange, being part of the land formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, surveyed for Nathaniel 
Hazard, Junr., by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 117 

Oct. 4. Description of a survey of 20,000 acres of land, lying 
on both sides of the Mohawk river, surveyed for John 
Lyne and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl.,.. . 118 

Oct. 4. Description of a suiwey of 22,000 acres of land, lying 
on both sides of the Mohawks river, beginning at a 
certain place on the south side of that river, on the west 
side of the mouth of a certain creek called Sadaghquede, 
which empties into the same, laid out for Joseph Worrel 
and others, by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 119 

Oct 5. Description of a survey of three several tracts of 
land, lying on the west side of Cats kill mountains, on a 
creek called Chawtiekignack and Schohary kill, contain- 
ing in all 6,000 acres, surveyed for Vincent Matthews, 
Michael Dunning and Daniel Denton, by Cadwallader 
Colden, survr. genl., 120 

Oct. 12. Warrant for a patent, to Joseph Worrell and 
others, for 22,000 acres of land, lying on both sides of the 
Mohauks river, 121 

Oct. 5. Certificate to Joseph Warrel and others, for the 
same, 121 

Oct. 12. Warrant for a patent, to John Lyne and others, for 
20,000 acres of land, on both sides of the Mohauks river, 122 

Oct. 5. Certificate to John Lyne and others, for the same,. . 122 

Oct. 12. Warrant for a patent, to Vincent Matthews and 
others, for 6,000 acres of land, on the west side of Hud- 
son's river, 123 

Oct. 5. Exemplification of a certificate, to Vincent Matthews 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 213 

Page. 
1 734. and others, for three tracts of land, containing in all 0,000 

acres, 123 

Oct. 17. Petition of John Schuyler and others, to have the 
time enlarged for making the purchase of a certain tract 
of vacant land, at or near a place called Wood creek, .... 124 

Oct. 18. Report of Phillip Cortland, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 

Oct. 17. Petition of Robert Lurting and others, for leave to 
make proof before the council, that they have published 
notices of their intention to divide a tract of land, in 
Dutchess county, of which they stand seized, and to 
selling a part of the same, to defray the expenses of the 
partition, 125 

Sept. 7. Affidavit of John Sackett, in relation to the publica- 
tion of the notices referred to, 125 

Oct. 17. Petition of David D. Schuyler, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of lowland, meadow and upland, lying on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, 126 

July 9. Indian deed to David Schuyler, for all that tract of 
land on the south side of the Mohocks river, beginning a 
little above a place called Onawedake, 127 

Petition of David Schuyler, praying a patent for 2,000 acres 
of land, on the south side of the Mohawks river, 128 

Oct. 24. Report of Phillip Cortlandt, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 128 

Oct. 24. Proposals offered to his excellency and council, by 
the surveyor general, attorney general and secretary, to 
encourage the settling of lands, in the remote parts of the 
province, 129 

Oct. 26. Petition of Gerrit Johanese Lansingh and Robert 
Lansingh, praying a patent for 1,000 acres of the lands, in 
the county of Albany, called Kaghkamekaek, 130 

1733. Indian deed to Gerrit J ohannesse Lansingh and Robert Lan- 

singh, of all that tract of land called Kaghkamekaek, 
beginning at a certain place called Sepewechkaseck, and 
running with an easterly line, to a place called Paptaneck, 
and from said Sepewechkaseck with a westerly line to ye 
bounds of Kinderhook, and along said bounds southerly, 
to ye patent of Col. Hendrick Ranselaer, 131 

1734. Oct. 26. Petition of Paul Richards and others, for license to 

purchase a tract of vacant land, lying in the Mohawks 
country, in order to obtain a patent for 1,000 acres 
thereof, 132 

Oct. 29. Report of James DeLancey, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 132 

Oct. 26. Description of a survey of a tract of land, for Wil- 
liam Cosby and others, lying near Fort Hunter, between 
the Schohary brook and the Mohawks river, and contain- 
ing 28,000 acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 133 

Oct. 29. Petition of George Clark and John Lindesay, in 
behalf of themselves and two others, for license to pur- 
chase 8,000 acres of vacant land in the Mohawks country, 134 



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Page. 
1734. Oct. 29. Report of James DeLancey, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to which the same was referred, 134 

Oct. 29. Petition of Charles Boyle, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of vacant land, in the county of Albany, .... 135 

Oct. 29. Report of James DeLancey, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 135 

Oct. 29. Petition of Jacob Glen and others, praying a patent 
for 24,000 acres, on the north side of the Maquase river, 136 

Oct. 29. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee 
of council to whom the same was referred, 136 

Oct. 29. Petition of Fredk. Morris & Company, for an en- 
largement of the time limited in the license granted them 
to purchase a certain tract of vacant land in the Oniades 
country, on Schenectady river, for the space of twelve 
months longer, , 137 

Oct. 29. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee 
of council to which the same was referred, 137 

Oct. 29. Petition of Walter Butler and Archibald Kennedy 
and others, for license to purchase a tract of vacant land in 
the county of Albany, 138 

Oct. 29. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee 
of council, to which the same was referred, 138 

Nov. 1. Petition of James Strihgham and Danl. Everitt, 
praying a patent for 4,000 acres of lands lying vacant and 
unpatented in the tract formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, 139 

Nov. 1. Report of Archd. Kennedy, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council, to which the same was referred, 139 

Nov. 5. Petition of William Cony, for a grant of 100,000 
acres of land in the Mohocks country near Aries creek, 
Tienonderoga creek, Godority patent and Schoharie,. . . . 140 

Nov. 6. Petition of Cornelius Van Home and others, for 
license to purchase 36,000 acres of vacant land in the 
county of Albany, .... 141 

Nov. 6. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee of 
council, to whom the same was referred, 141 

Nov. 8. Indian deed to Edward Collins and Thomas Williams 
of the city of Albany, of all that certain tract of land in 
the county of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river 
bounded northerly by the west line of the manor of 
Renselaers wyke, southerly by the lands granted John 
Bronck and Martin Gerritse Van Bergen, easterly by Hud- 
son's river, and westerly by the high woods known and 
called by the Indian name Sticktekook, 142 

Nov. 11. Warrant for a patent to George Clarke, for 900 
acres of a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, 143 

July 15. Certificate to George Clark, for 900 acres of vacant 
land at or near a place called Schoharie, beginning at the 
south bounds of Huntersfield on the west side of Scho- 
hary river, 142 

Nov. 12. Petition of William Cosby, junr., and others, for 
license to purchase a tract of land in the Mohauks country, 144 



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1734. Nov. 12. Report of Geo. Clark, from the committee of coun- 

cil to which the same was referred, 144 

Nov. 12. License to William Cosby, junr., and others, to pur- 
chase a tract of land in the Mohauks country, 145 

Nov. 15. Warrant for 25,000 acres within the bounds of 
Evans' patent between the old and new northwest line for 
John Hamilton & Company, 146 

Nov. 6. License to Walter Butler and Archibald Kennedy, 
in behalf of themselves and others, to purchase eight thou- 
sand acres of a certain tract of vacant land in the county 
of Albany, 147 

Nov. 20. Petition of George Clark, owner of lot No. 48, in 
a tract of land in Orange Co., granted to Matthew Ling 
and others, praying a patent for so much of said lot as by 
a survey thereof is found to be within the bounds of 
Evans' patent, 148 

Nov. 20. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 148 

Nov. 20. Petition of Peter Winne and others, praying a 
patent for 22,000 acres of a tract of land on the east side 
of Hudson's river, above the city of Albany to the north- 
ward of the patented lands commonly called Hoseke or 
Renselaerswick and Schotocock, and to the eastward of 
Sarachtoga patent, 149 

Nov. 20. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 149 

Nov. 25. Petition of John Hamilton and others, praying a 
patent for 25,000 acres of land in the county of Orange, 
adjacent to the southerly bounds of a patent formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, 150 

Nov. 25. Report of Phillip Cortlandt, from the committee 
of council to which the same was referred, 150 

Nov. 25. Petition of Elizabeth Denne, widow, praying a 
patent for 1,140 acres, surveyed for her husband in his 
lifetime and lying upon the northwest line of Evans' 
patent, 151 

Nov. 28. Report of Phillip Cortlandt, from the committee 
of council to which the same was referred, 151 

Dec. 2. Petition of Jacob Lansingh, for license to purchase 
2,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, 152 

Dec. 2. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, from the committee of 
council to whom the same was referred, 152 

Dec. 11. Indian deed to William Cosby, junr., and others, 
of all that tract of land lying to the westward of Hud- 
son's river near the Schohary creek, between the Cattskill 
creek and the aforesaid Schohary river, the one called 
Kahosetthare, and the other Gataraga hill, including the 
said hills and the land between them, 153 

Dec. 12. Warrant for a patent to Elizabeth Denne, for 1,140 
acres of land lying in the county of Orange upon the 
northwest line of Evans' patent, 154 

Dec. 30. Certificate to Elizabeth Denne, for the same, 154 

1735. Jan. 3. Description of a survey of a tract of land for Walter 



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Page. 
1735. Butler and others, lying adjacent to the back line of the 
lands formerly granted to John Collins and others, on the 
north side of the Mohawks river, and containing 4,000 
acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 155 

Dec. 3. Description of a survey of a tract of land for James 
Stringham and Daniel Everitt, lying in the county of 
Ulster, upon the line which is supposed to divide that 
county from the county of Orange, being part of the lands 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, containing 3,850 
acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 156 

Division of the six tracts of land into which 28,000 acres of 
land, lying between the Mohawk and Scohary river, is 
divided, 157 

Jan. 4. Certificate to James Stringham and Daniel Everit, 
for a certain tract of land in the county of Ulster, con- 
taining 3,850 acres, 158, 159 

Jan. 10. Warrant for a patent, to James Stringham and 
Daniel Everit, for 3,850 acres, being part of the tract for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, 159 

Feb. 5. Petition of Thomas Williams and Edward Collins, 
praying a patent for 8,000 acres of land, in a certain tract 
on the west side of Hudson's river, bounded northerly by 
the west line of the manor of Penslaerwycke, southerly 
by the lands granted to John Bronck and Martin Gerritse 
Van Bergen, easterly by Hudson's river, and westerly by 
the high woods known and called by the Indian name, 
Stiktekook, 160 

Feb. 15. Warrant for a patent to Anne Willmott, for 2,000 
acres of all that certain tract of land lying near Fort 
Hunter, between the Schoharie brook and the Mohawks 
river, 161 

Feb. 15. Certificate to Anne Wilmot, for the same, 161 

Feb. 15. Warrant for a patent, to Charles Williams and oth- 
ers, for 14,000 acres of all that certain tract of land lying 
near Fort Hunter, between the Schohary brook and the 
Mohawks river, 162 

Feb. 15. Certificate to Charles Williams and others, for the 
same, 162 

Feb. 15. Warrant for a patent, to Maynard and Elizabeth 
Guerin, for 4,000 acres of all that tract of land lying 
near Fort Hunter, between the Schoharie brook and the 
Mohawks river, 163 

Feb. 15. Certificate to Maynard and Elizabeth Guerin, for 
the same, 163 

Feb. 15. Warrant for a patent, Edward and Phillis Harri- 
son, for 4,000 acres of all that certain tract of land lying- 
near Fort Hunter, between the Schohary brook and the 
Mohawks river, 164 

Feb. 15. Certificate to Edward and Phillis Harrison, for the 
same, 164 

April 3. Petition of William Cosby and others, praying a 
patent for 14,000 acres of a tract of land in the Mohauks 
country, to near and between the Schohary river and the 



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Page. 
1735. Katts kill creek, and between the aforesaid river and two 
certain hills, lying on the west side thereof, the one called 
Kahosetthare, and the other Gataraga hill, including the 
said hills and the land between them, 165 

April 3. Report of Francis Harrison, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 165 

April 3. Petition of Frederick Morris, in behalf of himself 
and others, praying a patent for 6,000 acres of a tract of 
land lying in the county of Albany, being in breadth three 
English miles on each side of the Mohauks river, 166 

April 3. Report of Francis Harrison, from the committee of 
council, to which the same was referred, 166 

April 5. Petition of Thomas Williams and Edward Collins, 
in relation to their former application for a patent for lands 
on the east side of Hudson's river, and the caveat entered 
against the passing of the same, by Andries Coeymans, . . 167 

April 22. Description of a survey of a tract of land, for 
Frederick Morris and others, in the county of Albany, 
beginning at a certain place, on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, opposite to a certain hill, called Towerir- 
gonne, being the most northerly bounds of the township 
of Schenectady, and containing 1,000 acres, Cadwallader 
Colden, survr. genl., 168 

May 28. Warrant for a patent, to John Schuyler and Joachim 
Bradt, for a certain tract of land on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, containing nearly 2,000 acres, 169 

1734. Oct. 3. Certificate to John Schuyler and Joachim Bradt, for 

a certain tract of land lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river, on both sides of a certain brook, called Tomlenack, 169 

1735. June 10. Warrant for a patent, to Maynard Guerin and Eli- 

zabeth Guerin, for a certain tract of land in the county of 
Albany, containing 4,000 acres, 170 

June 10. Certificate to Maynard Guerin and Elizabeth Guerin, 
for 4,000 acres of land, lying upon Schoharie river, 170 

June 10. Warrant for a patent to Anne Wilmot, for a cer- 
tain tract of land in the county of Albany, containing 
2,000 acres, 171 

June 10. Certificate to Anne Wilmot, for 2,000 acres of land, 
beginning at the most easterly corner, on the Mohawks 
river, of a tract of 14,000 acres, granted Charles Williams 
and others, 171 

June 10. Warrant for a patent, to Edward Harrison and 
Phillis Harrison, for a certain tract of land in the county 
of Albany, containing 4,000 acres, ; 172 

June 10. Certificate to Edward Harrison and Phillis Harri- 
son, for 4,000 acres of land, beginning at the most south- 
erly corner, on Schohary river, of a tract of 14,000 acres, 
granted to Charles Williams and others, 172 

June 10. Warrant for a patent, to William Cosby, Jun., for 
a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, contain- 
ing 2,000 acres, 173 

June 10. Certificate to William Cosby, Jun., for a tract of 
land, containing 2,000 acres, beginning at the bounds of 
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Page. 
1735. the township of Schenectady, at a place on the south side 
of the Mohawks river which is opposite to a hill, on the 
north side of said river, called Towerirgonne, 173 

June 10. Warrant for a patent, to Charles Williams and oth- 
ers, for a tract of land in the county of Albany, contain- 
ing 14,000 acres, 174 

June 10. Certificate to Charles Williams and others, for 
14,000 acres of land, lying upon Schohary river, 174 

June 10. Warrant for a patent to Henry Cosby, for a certain 
tract of land in the county of Albany, containing 2,000 
acres, 175 

June 10. Certificate to Henry Cosby, for 2,000 acres of land, 
beginning at the most westerly corner, on the Mohawks 
river, of a tract of 2,000 acres, granted to William Cosby, 
Jun., 175 

June 23. Deed from David Schuyler to John Lindesay, for 
2,000 acres of low and upland, a little above a place 
called Onawedake, by the mouth of a small creek on the 
Mohawks river, 175 

June 27. Petition of Jacob Glen and others, for license to 
purchase two tracts of land in the county of Albany, from 
the native Indians, 177 

Division of the four lots into which 4,000 acres granted to 
Capt. Butler & Co., are divided, (Schohary,) 178 

July 4. Warrant for a patent to Lieut. Walter Butler and 
others, for a certain tract of vacant wood land lying on 
the north side of the Mohawks river, and containing 
nearly 4,000 acres, 179 

June 12. Certificate to Walter Butler and others, for the 
same as subdivided, 179 

July 4. Petition of John Groesbeek and others, for license 
to purchase a tract of land on the south side of the Mo- 
hauks river, in the county of Albany, 180 

July 4. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee of 
council to which the same was referred, 180 

July 4. Petition of William Dick, for license to purchase a 
tract of vacant land in the county of Albany, situate on 
both sides of a certain creek called Tekayonharonwe, on 
the back of the lands granted to Rutger Bleecker & Co., 
the south side of the Mohawks river, 181 

July 4. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee of 
council to which the same was referred, 181 

July 4. Petition of Lieut. Walter Butler and Grietije Vrou- 
man, widow, for license to purchase 600 acres of vacant 
land at Schoharie, 182 

July 4. Report of James De Lancey, from the committee of 
council to which the same was referred, 182 

July 5. License to Lieut. Walter Butler and Grietije Vroo- 
man, to purchase a certain tract of vacant land at Scho- 
. harie, 183 

July 10. Indian deed to Jacob Glen and others, of a tract of 
land in the Mohaks country, on the south side of the 



vol. xi.] LAND PAPERS. 219 

Page. 
1735. Mohaks river, beginning on the southwest corner of the 

land granted to Capt. John Scott, near Aries creek, . 184 

Sept. 2. "Petition of Aaron Stephens and John Lindesay, 
praying a patent for 2,000 acres of a tract of vacant land 

in the Mohauks country, 185 

Sept. 2. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, chairman of the com- 
mittee of council to which the same was referred, 185 

Sept. 8. Description of a survey of a tract of land for Thomas 
Freeman and others, lying in the county of Albany, begin- 
ning at the northwest corner of a tract of land at the 
same time surveyed for Augustus Fitz Roy and others, 
and containing 5,000 acres ; Cadwallader Colden, survr. 

genl., 186 

Sept. 10. Indian deed to John Lindesay and others, of all 
that tract of land in the Moquas country, on the north 
side of the Moquas river, and being on a creek called 
Caquago creek or Kennedy kill, about four miles from the 
river, and so up said creek or kill for the space of twenty 
miles, and three miles along on each side of the creek or 

kill,. 187 

Sept. 25. Indian deed to John Lindesay and others, of a tract 
of land lying on the south side of the Maquas river, behind 
the tract of land granted to Capt. Wll. Dick and others, 
beginning at a large hill where there is a brook, and so 
westerly 12 miles, thence southerly 7 miles, thence easterly 
12 miles, thence northerly to the place where it first begun, 188 
Oct. 24. Petition of Archibald Kennedy and Lewis Johnston, 
for a license to purchase 4,000 acres of land on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, upon a certain hill commonly 

called the ffall Bersc, • 189 

Oct. 24. Report of Henry Lane, from the committee of council 

to which the same was referred, 189 

Oct 7. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Freeman and others, 

for 5,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, 189 

Sept. 10. Certificate to Thomas Freeman and others, for 5,000 
acres of land, being part of a tract of 86,000 acres granted 
to Walter Butler and others, on the south side of the 

Mohawks river, .- I 89 

Nov. 3. Petition of David Schuyler and John Lindesay, 
praying a patent for 3,000 acres of a tract of land lying 
in the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohauks 

river, with a report thereon, 190 

Nov. 7. Petition of Peter De Lancey and John Lyndesay, 
praying a patent for 3,000 acres of land in the county of 

Albany, on the south side of the Mohauks river, 191 

Nov. 7. Report of Cadwallader Colden, chairman of the 

committee of council to which the same was referred,. . . 191 
Nov. 15. Letter from Cadwallader Colden to Mr. Morris, in 
relation to the pateat to David Schuyler and John Lynde- 

192 
say, ^ 

Nov. 27. Description of a survey of two tracts of land for 
Joseph Sacket and Joseph Sacket, junr., lying in the 
country of Orange, being part of the lands formerly 



220 LAND PAPERS. [vol. n. 

Page. 

1735. granted to Capt. John Evans, one containing 2,000, the 
other 222 acres ; Cadwallader Colden, snrvr. genl., 192 

1736. March 24. Petition of James Stringham, praying a patent 

for 2,000 acres of land within the bounds of Evans' patent, 193 
1735. Dec. 22. Indian deed to Jacob Lansingh, of a certain piece 
of wood land lying at Kanajohere, in the county of Albany, 
on the north side of land granted to Peter Waganor, and 
on the west of ground and land belonging to Phillip Liv- 
ingston, 194 



VOLUME XII. 



1736-1738. 

Page. 

1736. Feb. 23. Petition of John Lyndesay, for 300 acres of land 
on the west side of Hudson's river near Catts kill, with 
house, garden, barn and premises thereunto belonging, of 
which Helnier Janse died seized, the same having escheat- 
ed to the crown in default of heirs, 1 

Warrant for a patent to John Lyndesay, for the same, 1 

Feb. 17. Indian deed to John Groesbeck and others, of a 
certain tract of land lying on the south side of the Mo- 
hawks river, on the east side of a certain lake called 
Ootseke, beginning at a hill called Sheyoheyade, running 
with a direct line from thence six English miles, and so 
farther that the said tract shall comprehend in the whole 
six English miles, four square, 2 

[No date"] Petition of John Schuyler and Nellie Bradt, 
widow, praying a patent for 2,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's, as laid 
out for said Schuyler and Joachim Bradt, deceased, 3 

March 18. Petition of John Groesbeeck and others, praying 
a patent for 22,000 acres of a tract of land in the county 
of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, .... 4 

March 18. Report of Dan : Horsmanden, from the council to 
which the same was referred, 4 

March 18. Petition of William Bo wen and others, praying 
a patent for 6,000 acres of land on the south side of the 
Mohawks river in the Mohawks country, 5 

March 18. Report of Dan: Horsmanden, from the commit- 
tee of council to which the same was referred, 5 

March 25. Petition of James Stringham, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of the land lying vacant in Evans' patent, 6 

March 25. Report of the committee of council to which the 
same was referred, 6 

March 25. Petition of John Schuyler and Nellie Bradt, 
widow, ; ' 

March 25. Report of the committee of council to which the 
same was referred, * 



222 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xn. 

Page. 
1736. March 25. Petition of John Lindesay and Phillip Livingston, 
praying a patent for 3,000 acres of land within the bounds 
of a tract on the south side of the Mohawks river, pur- 
chased of the Indians by said Lindesay in conjunction 
with David Schuyler, 8 

March 25. Report of the committee of council to whom the 
same was referred, 8 

April 22. Petition of Joseph Sackett, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of the land lying vacant in patent of Capt. 
John Evans, 9 

May 6. Report of Dan Horsmanden, from the committee of 
council to which the same was referred, 9 

March 16. Description of a survey of two tracts of land for 
James Stringham, being part of the lands formerly granted 
to Capt. John Evans, the first lies on the east bank of the 
Paltz creek, in the county of Ulster, and contains 1,630 
acres, the second containing 370 acres, lies in the county 
of Orange, and begins at the most westerly corner of a 
tract of 222 acres granted, surveyed for Joseph Sackett, 
by Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 10 

May 13. Petition of John De Peyster and Johes Lawyer, 
praying a patent for 1,500 acres of vacant land at Scho- 
harie, being part of the land purchased in 1714 by Myn- 
dert Schuyler and others, ._ 11 

May 18. Report of Jno. Peagrum, from the committee of 
council to which the same was referred, 11 

May 25. Warrant for a patent to Joseph Sackett and son, 
for two tracts of land in the county of Orange, one con- 
taining 2,000, the other 222 acres, 12 

April 26. Certificate to Joseph Sacket and son, for the same, 12 

June 1. Warrant for a patent to James Stringham, for 2,000 
acres of vacant land vested in the crown within the bounds 
of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 13 

May 18. Certificate to James Stringham, for the same, 13 

June 7. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land 
lying and being above Burnet's field, on both sides of the 
Mohawks river to the westward of Cosby's manor, begin- 
ning on the south side of the river, and on the west side 
of a brook called Sadachqueda where it empties into the 
river, and contains 3,185 acres ; also another tract lying 
on the north side of said river, beginning over against 
the mouth of Sadachqueda brook, and containing 2,815 
acres, surveyed for Frederick Morris and others, by Ed- 
ward Collins, deputy surveyor, 14 

June 12. License to Walter Butler, to purchase 2,000 acres 
of vacant land at Schoharie, 15 

June 10. Petition of Walter Butler, for license to purchase 
2,000 acres of vacant land in the county of Albany, 16 

June 10. Report of the committee of council to which the 
same was referred, 16 

June 11. Warrant for a patent to Frederick Morris and 
others, for two certain tracts of land containing in the 



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Page. 
1736. whole 6,000 acres, lying above Burnet's field on both sides 

of the Mohawks river, 17 

June 10. Certificate to Frederick Morris and others, for the 
same, 17 

May 20. Petition of Adoniah Schuyler, praying a patent for 
a ferry from the nearest part of Staten Island, (right 
across the meadows,) to Elizabeth town point in East 
New Jersey, 18 

June 10. Report of the committee of council to which the 
same was referred, 18 

June 17. Description of a survey of a tract of land for John 
Lyndesay and Phillip Livingston, lying on the south side 
of the Mohawks river, beginning at the mouth of a small 
brook where it falls into said river a little above the flatt 
lands called by the Indians Onawedaghe, and containing 
3,000 acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 19 

June 17. Petition of William Dick and others, praying that 
16,000 acres of land, on the Maquase river, near Cannajo- 
harie, on the south side of the said river, which they have 
purchased under a license granted for that purpose, may 
be set out to them in allotments of 2,000 acres each, 20 

June 17. Report of the committee of council, to which the 
same was referred, 20 

June 18. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, for 
Frederick Morris, lying near Canajohary, on both sides of 
a certain brook, called by the Indians Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 21 

June 18. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, lying 
for William Dick, lying near Canajohary, on both sides 
of a certain brook, called by the Indians Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 22 

June 18. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, for 
John Lyne, lying near Canajohary, on both sides of a 
certain brook, called by the Indians Tecayonharonwe, 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., (see page 20,) 23 

June 18. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land, for 
William Cosby, sheriff of New York, lying near Canajo- 
hary, on both sides of a certain brook, called by the 
Indians Tecayonharonwe, Cadwallader Colden, survr. 
genl., (see page 20,) 24 

June 19. Warrant for a patent, to William Cosby, for 2,000 
acres of land, near Canajoharie, (see page 25,) with 25 

June 1 9. Certificate to William Cosby, for the same land, . . 25 

June 19. Warrant for a patent, to Frederick Morris, for 
2,000 acres of land, near Canajoharie, 26 

June 19. Certificate to Frederick Morris, for the same land, 26 

June 19. Warrant for a patent, to John Lyndesay and 
Phillip Livingston, for 3,000 acres of land, on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, beginning at the mouth of a 
small brook which falls into said river, a little above the 
flat lands, called by the Indians Anawedaghe, 27 

June 18. Certificate to John Lindesay and Phillip Livings- 
ton, for the same, 27 



224 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xii. 

Page. 
1736. June 21. Draft of a patent, to John Lyndesay and Phillip 

Livingston, for the land last above described, 28 

June 24. Petition of Richard Nicholls, for a grant of 300 
acres of waste land, lying next to his tract of 275 acres, 
upon the Paltz creek, in" Ulster county, and also for as 
much more as will make up the whole 2,000 acres, if he 
can discover so much vacant and unpatented land, with 29 
June 26. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 

same was referred, 29 

[No date.] Petition of James Stringham and John Sacket, 
praying a grant of 4,000 acres of land, within the bounds 

of Evans' vacated patent, 30 

June 26. Petition of Walter Butler, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of land, within the bounds of an Indian pur- 
chase, near Schoharie, which beginning at the south 
bounds of Lawyer and York's patent, in Schoharie, and 
runs thence to the great falls, on both sides of Schoharie 

river, 31 

June 26. Report of the committee of council, to which the 

same was referred, 31 

June 29. "Warrant of survey for 2,000 acres of the vacant 
land, within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, for 

Richard Nicholls, (see page 30,) , 32 

June 29. Warrant for a patent, to William Dick, for 2,000 

acres of land, near Canajoharie, 33 

■ June 19. Certificate to William Dick, for the same land, ... 33 

July 15. Petition of Thomas Noxon, praying a patent for 
three tracts of land within the bounds of Evans' vacated 

patent, containing in all 2,000 acres, (2 copies,) 34 

July 15. Report of the committee of council, to which the 

same was referred, 34 

July 10. Warrant for a patent, to John Lyne, for 2,000 

acres of land near Canajoharie, 35 

June 19. Certificate to John Lyne, for the same, 35 

July — . Warrant of survey for three tracts of land, for 
Thomas Noxon, lying within the bounds of Evans' vacated 

patent, and containing 2,000 acres, 36 

July 28. Petition of James Monell, praying a patent for 300 
acres of land, within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 

with 37 

August 5. Report of the committee of council, to which the 

same was referred, 37 

August 5. Petition of John Wemp, for license to purchase a 
tract of land, lying on the south side of the Maquase 
river, beginning by a certain rock, called by the Mohawks 
Estaghrogon, on the bank of the said river, containing 
about 540 acres ; and also three small islands in said 
river, lying opposite the land of Wouter Swart, containing 

together about 14 acres, with 38 

August 5. Report of the committee of council, to which the 

same was referred, 38 

August ] 3. Indian deed to John Wemp, of a tract of land, 
Tying on the south side of the Mohacks river, which 



vol. xii.] LAND PAPERS. 225 



1736. begins at a certain rock called Estagrogon, on the bank 
of the river, and contains 540 acres ; together also with 
three small islands in that river, opposite the land of 
Wouter Swart, containing 14 acres, 39 

Sept. 23. Petition of John Wemp, praying a patent for the 
land last above described, 40 

Sept. 23. Petition of Frederick Morris and Samuel Heath, 
praying a patent for 4,000 acres of land, within the 
bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 41 

Sept. 23. Petition of Thomas Hunt, Junr., for land imder 
water, adjoining his premises, 42 

Sept. 23. Petition of Wouter Vrooman, for license to pur- 
chase 2,000 acres of a tract of land, between the manor of 
Renslaerwick and the township of Schenectady, with .... 43 

Sept. 23. Petition of James Henderson and John Lindesay, 
for a license to purchase 2,000 acres of a tract of land, in 
the Mohocks country, 43 

Oct. 7. Petition of James Henderson and John Jost Petrie, 
in behalf of themselves and company, for license to pur- 
chase 6,000 acres of a tract of land on the south side of 
the Mohawks river, above the falls, 44 

1737. Oct. 12. Description of a survey of a tract of land for Samuel 

Heath and others, lying to the southward of the Mohawks 
river and westward of Schohary river, otherwise called 
Tienonderoga kill or creek, containing 24,400 acres ; Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., 45 

1736. Oct. 21. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres of land for 
Elizabeth Colden, lying on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, near the patent of Morris and company; Cadwal- 
lader Colden, survr. genl., 46 

Oct. 21. Description of a survey of 2,000 acres for Alexander 
Colden, lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
near the land of Rutger Bleecker & Co., Cadwallader 

Colden, survr. genl., 47 

Nov. 4. Petition of Wm. Cosby and Charles Clinton, praying 
a patent for 4,000 acres of a certain tract of vacant land 
lying on both sides of the Mohawks river, and extend- 
ing westwardly about 25 English miles from the first 
carrying place on the said river, called by the Indians 
Astenrogen, 48 

Nov. 4. Memorial of Cadwallader Colden, surveyor general, 
in relation to sundry large tracts of lands said to be pur- 
chased of the Mohawk Indians by several of the inhabi- 
tants of the county of Albany, 49 

Nov. 8. Deed of the minister, church masters, elders and 
deans of the Dutch Reformed Protestant Church at Tap- 
pan, in the county of Orange, to Gabriel Ludlow, in behalf 
of the inhabitants of said town, for all that piece of ground 
being 100 feet square, together with the town house and 
goal thereon standing, 49 

Nov. 10. Petition of James De Lancey and others, praying 
a patent for 10,000 acres of land in the Mohawks country, 

on Aries creek, 50 

29 



226 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xii. 

Page. 
1736. Nov. 11. Petition of John Poole and others, for license to 
purchase a tract of land at or near the Cattskill hill, in 
the county of Albany, 51 

Nov. 13. Description of a survey of two tracts of land for 
James De Lancey and others, lying adjoining to each other 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, on Aries kill, one 
containing 6,000 acres, the other containing 4,000 acres ; 
Cadwallader Colden, surveyor general, 52 

Nov. 22. Description of a survey of five certain tracts of 
land for Joseph Sacket, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, lying upon VerKerdy and 
Shawangunck kills, and containing in all about 2,000 
acres ; Cadwallader Colden, survr. general, 53 

Nov. 22. Description of a survey of two certain tracts of 
land for Frederick Morris and Samuel Heath, lying in 
Ulster county, on Shawangunck kill, being part of Evans' 
vacated patent, one containing 3,468 acres, the other con- 
taining 532 acres ; Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., .... 54 

Draught of a certificate to John Wemp, for a certain tract 
of land in the Mohauks country, on the south of the Mo- 
hawks river, beginning by a certain rock on the bank of the 
said river called by the native Indians Estagrogan, also 
three small islands in the said Mohocks river, opposite 
the said tract, 55 

Nov. 24. Description of a survey of a tract of land for 
Thomas Noxon, in the county of Ulster, being part of 
Evans' vacated patent, beginning at the most westei'ly 
corner on a brook called Shawangunk kill, of a tract of 
land called Pacanasink, and containing 2,000 acres ; Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., 56 

Dec. 15. Warrant for a patent to Elizabeth Colden, for 2,000 
acres of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, 57 

Nov. 11. Certificate to Elizabeth Colden, for the same, being 
part of a tract of 16,000 acres, near Canajoharie, 57 

Dec. 15. Warrant for a patent to Alexander Colden, for 2,000 
acres of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, 58 

Nov. 11. Certificate to Alexander Colden, for the same, being 
part of a tract of 16,000 acres near Canajoharie, with. . . 58 

Petition of Phillip Livingston, praying a patent for 2,000 
acres of a tract of land lying between the lands of James 
Alexander & Co., and the lands of Kutger Bleecker and 
company, on the Mohawks river, 59 

Draught of a deed of trust to George Clark, from Frederick 
Morris and others, of 6,000 acres of land lying on both 
sides of the Mohauks river, to the westward of Cosby's 
manor, 60 

Jan. 6. Petition of James Stringham and John Sacket, for 
a grant of 4,000 acres of land within the bounds of Evans' 
vacated patent, 61 

Jan. 6. Petition of Valentine Hermann and Fredk. Rouw, for 
a license to purchase 1,200 acres of -a certain tract of 



vol. xii.] LAND PAPERS 227 

Pago. 

1736. vacant land on the west side of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany, 62 

Jan. 6. Petition of Samuell Van Home, praying a patent for 
800 acrep of a certain tract of land lying in the highland, 
within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 63 

Feb. 7. Description of a survey of a tract of land for Petrus 
Van Driessen, lying on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, near Canajohary, beginning at the mouth of a cer- 
tain brook called the Canada kill, and containing 1,026 
acres ; Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 63 

Jan. 24. Warrant for a patent to Frederick Morris and Samuel 
Heath, for two certain tracts of land lying in the county 
of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, 64 

Dec. 10. Certificate to Frederick Morris and Samuel Heath, 
for two certain tracts of land on Shawangunck kill, in the 
county of Ulster, 64 

1737. March 22. Affidavit of Johannes Martinus Van Harlingen, 

of the township of Harlem, in the city of New York, in 
relation to the advertisement of the sale of the island 
called Little Barns Island, and all the lands at Harlem 
which lately belonged to Elias Pipon, 65 

[No date.] Petition of Elias Pipon, for leave to make proof 
before the council, of his having published his intention 
to sell all his land on New York Island and all ye island 
called Little Barnes Island, 66 

Copy of the governor's letter to Mr. Elick, warning him 
not to interrupt or disturb Mr. Dederick in the possession 
of his lands, 67 

Feb. 21. Warrant for a patent to Joseph Sacket, for five cer- 
tain tracts of land, the four first being situated in the 
county of Ulster, and the fifth in the county of Orange, 
lying within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 68 

1736. Dec. 10. Certificate to Joseph Sackett, for five certain tracts 

of land, 68 

1737. Feb. 21. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Noxon, for a cer- 

tain tract of 2,000 acres of land lying in the county of 
Ulster, within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, .... 69 

1736. Dec. 10. Certificate to Thomas Noxon, for 2,000 acres of 

land in the county of Ulster, beginning at the most west- 
erly corner on Shawangunck kill of a tract of land called 
Pecaunsink, 69 

1737. March 3. Petition of Cloude Delametre and others, for 

license to purchase 10,000 acres of a tract of land in Ulster 
coimty, at or near a place called by the Indian name Kis- 
higton, 70 

April 14. Petition of Thomas Ellison, for a warrant of sur- 
vey to lay out 2,000 acres of land in several small tracts 
that quantity being granted him within the bounds of 
Evans' patent, 71 

Desmption of a survey of three tracts of land for John De 
Peyster and Johannes Lawyer, lying at a place called 



228 LAND PAPERS. , [vol. km. 

Page. 
1737. Schohare, containing in all ],500 acres, Cadwallader Col- 
den, survr. genl., 72 

April 12. Description of a survey of two tracts of land of 
2,000 acres each, for Timothy Bagley and Charles Wil- 
liams, lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, Cad- 
wallader Colden, survr. genl., 73 

April 12. Description of a survey of three several tracts of 
land lying in the county of Albany, on the east side of 
Hudson's river, for David Abrahamsen Schuyler and 
others, c 74 

May 4. Warrant for a patent to Petrus Van Driessen, for a 
certain tract of land lying in the county of Albany, with 75 

April 19. Certificate to Petrus Van Driessen, for all that 
. . certain tract of land on the north side of the Mohawks 
river near Canajohary, beginning at the mouth of the 
Canada kill, and containing 1,000 acres, 75 

Draught of a certificate to Alexander Colden, for 2,000 acres 
of land being part of a tract of 16,000 acres on the south 
side Maquase river near Connahjoharie, 75 

May 4. Warrant for a patent to Timothy Bagly and Charles 
Williams, for two certain tracts of land lying on the south 
side of Mohawks river, 76 

April 18. Certificate to Timothy Bagly and Charles Wil- 
liams, for two certain tracts of land of 2,000 each, being 
part of a tract of 16,000 acres lying on the south side of 
the Maquase river near Cannahjoharie, 76 

May 4. Warrant for a patent to John De Peyster and 
Johannes Lawyer, for three certain tracts of land lying 
in the county of Albany, 77 

April 1 9. Certificate to John De Peyster and Johannes Law- 
yer, for three certain tracts of land at Schoharie, contain- 
ing in all 1,500 acres, 77 

May 4. Warrant for a patent to David Abrahamson Schuy- 
ler and others, for three tracts of land in the county 
of Albany, 78 

April 18. Certificate to David Abrahamson Schuyler and 
others, for three certain tracts of land on the east side 
of Hudson's river near Hosick, containing in all 11,250 
acres, 78 

May 5. Petition of Captain Peter Warren and others, for 
license to purchase 6,000 acres of a tract of land in the 
county of Albany, 79 

May 5. Petition of James Stringham and John Sackett, for 
a warrant of survey to lay out for them 4,000 acres within 
the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 80 

May 5. Description of a survey of three tracts of land in the 
county of Ulster, on the northwest side of a brook called 
Shawangunk, within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, 
containing in all 2,000 acres, laid out for Thomas Ellison, 
Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., 81 

May 3. Petition of Francis Harison, attorney for Sir Joseph 
Eyles, Kt., and others, to suspend a warrant of survey to 
run and settle certain boundaries on the equivalent land 



vol. xii.] LAND PAPERS. 229 

Pago. 
1737. recently issued upon the petition of Thomas Howlcy and 

others, 82 

May 9. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Ellison, for three 
tracts of land in the county of Ulster, containing in the 
whole 2,000 acres, 83 

May 9. Certificate to Thomas Ellison, for three tracts of land 
in the county of Ulster, on the northwest side of a brook 
called Shawangunk kill, part of Evans' vacated patent, 
containing in all 2,000 acres, 83 

May 13. Petition of Thomas Ellison, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of land within the bounds of the tract for- 
merly granted to Capt. John Evans, 84 

May 23. Description of a survey of 10,000 acres of land for 
George Ingoldesby and others, beginning at a certain place 
on the south side of the Mohawks river opposite to a cer- 
tain hill called Toweriyoune, being the most westerly 
bounds of the township of Schenectady, Cadwallader 

Colden, suiwr. genl., 85 

1735. Dec. 24. Indian deed to Walter Butler, for all that tract of 
land in the Mohawks country, beginning at a place called 
by the Indians Aries creek, running up said creek by the 
edge of the flatts near Fort Hunter, on the west side to a 
creek called Tiononderoga, and thence up the said creek 
round Godority patent till it comes into said Tiononderoga 
creek again, then up the said creek to Schoharie, con- 
taining about 36,000 acres, 86 

1737. June 28. Assignment of James De Lancey and three others, 
of all their right and title to said lands to George Clark, 
lieut. governor, 86 

July 2. Indian deed to James Henderson and others, of 7 
miles square, of land about three miles below the fall hill, 
on the south side of the Moquas river, 87 

July 11. Indian deed to John Poole and others, of a certain 
tract of land, on the west side of Hudson's river, near the 
Katts kill hills, beginning at a certain point of land, on 
the northeast side of a brook called Kisktameneegtack, on 
the west side of a high round hill called Waweiantepa- 
chook, and runs from thence north, near a pool of water, 
called Nepeesteek, and thence by various courses to a 
brook called Kapeesteegtock, containing 3,470 acres, 88 

July 11. Certificate of Jacob Ten Broeck, justice of the 
peace, in relation to the same, 88 

Jan. 19. Indian deed to Valentine Herman and Frederick 
Rouw, for a tract of land east of the Katskill mountains, 89 

July 26. Warrant for a patent, to George Ingoldsby and 
others, for a certain tract of land, in the county of Al- 
bany, containing 10,000 acres, 90 

July 25. Certificate to George Ingoldsby and others, for 
1,000 acres of land, beginning at a certain place, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, opposite to a certain 
hill called Toweriyoune, being the most northerly bounds 
of the township of Schenectady, 90 

April 1. Warrant for a patent, to John Schuyler and Neltie 



230 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xii. 

Page. 
1*737. Bradt, for 2,000 acres of land, laid out for them, as 

appears by a certificate, 91 

Memorandum of patents to be sealed in Glen's purchase, ... 92 

Sept. 26. Petition of John Lindesay and others, praying a 
patent for 8,000 acres of a tract of land, on the south side 
of the Maquase river, behind the tract of land granted to 
William Dick, 93 

Sept. 26. Petition of William Corry, for license to purchase 
73,400 acres of land, on the southwest side of the Mo- 
hawks river, and to the southward of the northernmost 
part of 12,000 acres of land, formerly granted to Lewis 
Morris and others, in order to make up 100,000 acres, 
which the governor and council directed he should have, 94 

Oct. 10. Petition of Zacharias Hoffman and Evert Derwille- 
gen, praying a patent for two tracts of land, purchased of 
Johannes Rutsen, within the bounds of Evans' vacated 
patent, one containing 300, the other 450 acres ; and also 
so much of the vacant land adjoining, as will amount in 
all to 1,400 acres, 95 

Petition of Frederick Morris and Samuel Heath, praying a 
patent for 4,000 acres of land, within the bounds of 
Evans' vacated patent, 96 

Petition of William Leggitt and Gabriel Leggitt, for license 
to purchase 2,000 acres of a tract of land, in Ulster 
county, at or near a place, by the Indian name called 
Kegh Sleighton, with description of lots, 97 

Draught of a warrant of survey for 7,000 acres of land, for 
William Kettelhuyn and others, within the bounds of a 
certain tract of land, lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river, above the landing of the carrying place, called Fort 
Nicholls, being part of the land formerly granted to 
Godfrey Dellius and company, the patent whereof has 
since been vacated, and the lands re-assumed, 98 

1736. Sept. 29. Petition of the principal inhabitants and freeholders 

of the township of Schenectady, in relation to a certain 
piece of wood-land, lying between the manor of Renslaers- 
wick, the town of Schenectady, the precinct of Canastagi- 
one, and land belonging to the heirs of Cornelius Swits, 
praying that any attempt by Wouter Vrooman, or any 
other particular person or persons, to obtain a patent for 
the same, may be discountenanced, 99 

1737. Oct. 13. Petition of John Lindesay, praying a patent for 

2,000 acres of a tract of land, on the south side of the 
Maquase river, behind the land lately granted to William 
Dick and Co., 100 

Oct. 14. Petition of Jacob Lansing, for land near Canajo- 
harie, 10 ° 

Oct. 25. Warrant of a patent, to James De Lancey and 
others, for two tracts of land adjoining to each other, and 
lying on the south side of the Mohocks river, one contain- 
ing 6,000, the other 4,000 acres, 101 

1736. Dec. 10. Certificate to James De Lancey and others, for two 
tracts of land, in all 10,000 acres, lying on the south side 



VOTj . xii.] LAND PAPERS. 231 

Page. 

1736. of the Mohocks river, and on a certain brook called Arie's 
kill^ 101 

1737. Oct. 25. Warrant for a patent, to Samuel Heath and others, 

for 25,400 acres of land, lying to the southward of the 
Mohocks river, and westward of Schohary river, other- 
wise called Tienonderoga kill, 1° 2 

Oct. 24. Certificate to Samuel Heath and others, for the 

same • 

Oct 28.' Petition of Johan Jury Kast and company, for 
license to purchase a certain tract of land, on the north 
side of the Mohocks river, above Burnet's field, in order 

to obtain a patent for 7,000 acres thereof, 103 

Oct. 28. Petition of Arent VanDyck and company, for li- 
cense to purchase a tract of land, on the east side of 
Hudson's river, part thereof lying to the north of the land 
granted to Col. Peter Schuyler & Co., and part to the 
east of the manor of Renselaerswyck, and to the west of 
the supposed line of the province of the Massachusets bay, 

in order to obtain a patent for 7,000 acres thereof, 104 

Oct. 28. Petition of Henry Van Renselaer, Junr., and others, 
for license to purchase a tract of land, on the north side 
of the Mohocks river, to the northward of Stone Rabia, in 

order to obtain a patent for 6,000 acres thereof, 105 

Oct. 29. Description of a survey of a tract of land, for John 
Wemp, lying on the Mohawks river, comprehending part 
of the flat or low lands, at Fort Hunter, and containing 
450 acres ; and also three small islands in said , oppo- 
site the land of Wouter Swart, containing together about 

14 acres, Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl., - . 106 

Nov. 3. Description of a survey of 1,310 acres of land in 
the county of Ulster, for Zacharias Hoffman and Evert 
Derwilligen, being part of Evans' vacated patent ; Cad- 

wallader°Colden, survr. genl., 10? 

Nov. 4. Description of a survey of 3,870 acres for Aaron 
Bradt and John Wemp, beginning at the southwest corner 
of the township of Schenectady, and running along tiie 
bounds of the same; Cadwallader Colden, survr. genl, . 108 
Nov. 12. Warrant for a patent to Arent Bradt and John 
Wemp, for a certain tract of land lying in the county of 

Albany, ;■;•;••- ; ' 109 

Nov. 11. Certificate to Arent Bradt and John Wemp, lor 

the same, • •• • • • • • • • • • • ; • • 109 

Nov. 12. Warrant for a patent to John Wemp, for a certain 

tract of land lying in the county of Albany, .110 

Nov. 11. Certificate to John Wemp, for a certain tract ot 
land on the south side of the Mohawks river, near Fort 
Hunter, beginning by a certain rock on the bank of the 
river called Estagrogan, and containing 450 acres, together 

with three smalf Islands containing 14 acres,. HO 

Nov. 19. Warrant for a patent to Zacharias Hoffman and 
Evert Derwillegen, for a tract of land lying in the county 

of Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated patent Ill 

Nov. 14. Certificate to Zacharias Hoffman and Evert Der- 



232 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xii. 

Page. 
1737. willegcn, 1,310 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 

being part of Evans' vacated patent, Ill 

Nov. 22. Petition of William Kettlehuyn and others, pray- 
ing a patent for 7,000 acres of a tract of land situate on 
the east side of Hudson's river, above the landing of the 
carrying place called Fort Nicholls, being part of the 
vacated patent of Dillius and company, 112, 113 

[No date.] Petition of Robert Livingston, junr., for license 
to purchase 2,000 acres of a tract of land on the west side 
of Hudson's river, near a place called by the natives Putt- 
quathik and Napastuk, 114 

Nov. 22. Petition of Valentine Herman and Frederick Rouw, 
praying a patent for 600 acres of a tract of land on the 
east side of the Katts kill mountains, 115 

Nov. 22. Petition of Aron Bradt, praying a patent for 2,000 
acres of a tract of land behind Connajohorie, in the county 
of Albany, within the bounds of the purchase lately made 
by John Lindesay and others, in the year 1735, 110 

Nov. 29. Return of a survey of a tract of land on the east 
side of the Catts kill mountains, for Valentine Herman 
and Frederick Rouw, bounded on the Fly kill and Dwafs 
kill, and containing 600 aci'es, 117 

Dec. 3. Warrant for a patent to Valentine Herman and Fred- 
erick Rouw, for a tract of land on the east side of the 
Katts kill mountains, 118 

Dec. 2. Certificate to Valentine Herman and Frederick Rouw, 
for the same, 118 

Dec. 6. Petition of Timothy Green and Martin Van Bergen, 
for a renewal of a license to purchase a tract of land at 
or near the Katts kill hills, 119 

Dec. 5. Petition of Johannes Van Deurson and Johanes Van- 
derpool, for license to purchase a tract of land on the 
south side of the patented lands of Jeremiah Van Rensse- 
laer, (commonly called the Patron's patent,) and is on 
both sides of the Kinderhook creek, containing, by esti- 
mation, about 1,000 acres of woodland, also another tract 
lying at a place called by the Indians Petann nook, being 
to the north of the patented lands of the township of Kin- 
derhook, and containing, by estimation, 1,500 acres, 120 

Dec. 6. Petition of John Schuyler, junr., and others, praying 
a patent for 12,000 acres of a tract of land on the east 
side of Hudson's river, above Saraghtoga, between the 
lands lately granted to William Kettlehuyn and a small 
rivulet at the upper end of the large carrying place, 
together with all the islands on the said river, 121 

Dec. 16. Draught of a patent to Aaron Bradt and John 
Wemp, for 3,870 acres of land, beginning at the south- 
west corner of the township of Schenectady and running 
along the bounds of the same, 122 

Petition of the principal inhabitants and freeholders of the 
township of Schenectady, in relation to a piece of wood 
land lying between the manor of Renselaerswyck, the 
town of Schenectady, the precinct of Canastagoine, and 



vol. xii.] LAND PAPERS. • 233 

Page. 

1737. land belonging to the heirs of Cornelius Switts, setting 
forth that the granting of the same to Wouter Vrooman 
or any other particular person or persons, will be a great 
damage to the petitioners, 123 

1738. Jan. 9. Indian deed to Johannes Van Duesen and Johannes 

Vanderpoel, of a tract of land situate at a place by the 
Indians called Petan-nook, to the north of the patented 
lands of the township of Kinderhook and to the south of 
the patented lands of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, . .> 124 

March 16. Petition of James Henderson, junr., and others, 
praying a patent for 6,000 acres of a tract of land below 
the Fall hill, on the south side of the Maquase river,. ... 125 

March 16. Petition of Philip Livingston, praying a patent 
for 2,000 acres of a tract of land lying between the lands 
granted to Lewis Morris & Co., and the lands granted 
Rutger Bleecker & Co., 126 

March 16. Petition of Henry Van Renselaer, junr., and others 
for license to purchase 8,000 acres of a tract of land on 
the south side of Mohocks river, 127 

Petition of Charles Boyle, praying a patent for one whole 
right of land in the new purchase in the town of Oyster- 
bay, which originally belonged to one Henry Bell, also a 
piece of meadow land situate at a place called the cove, 
containing about 4 acres, with a piece of land lying upon 
the Main street, over against Rose Burcham's, containing 
about 10 acres, and 100 acres in the old purchase near the 
Milo river, which three pieces are situate within the town- 
ship of Oysterbay, aforesaid, in Queens Co., 128 

March 16. Petition of Arent Bradt and others, for license to 
purchase 20,000 acres of a tract of land on the south side 
of the Mohocks river, 129 

March 31. Return of a survey of 2,000 acres of land for 
Walter Butler, lying on both sides of Schohary river,. . 130 

April 12. Warrant for a patent to Walter Butler, for 2,000 
acres of land lying on both sides of Schoharie river, .... 131 

April 12. Certificate to Walter Butler, for the same, (see 
page 130,) 131 

May 5. Petition of Arent Bradt and Jacob Glen of the town 
of Schenectady, praying a patent for a tract of wood land 
between the manor of Rensselaerswick, the aforesaid town 
of Schenectady, the precinct of Canastgione, and land 
belonging to the heirs of Cornelius Switz, deceased, con- 
taining about 2,500 acres, to hold the same in trust for 
the said corporation, 132 

May 5. Petition of Joseph Carpenter and John Lattin, pray- 
ing a patent for a ferry across the sound, from the near- 
est distance comprehended between the mouth of Oyster- 
bay harbour and the point of the Barrow Beech, in 
Queens county, to the nearest distance between the mouth 
of By ram river and the mouth of Mamaroneck river, in 
the county of Westchester, to and from the said places 
within the counties aforesaid, 133 

May 20. Indian deed to Johannes Van Deusen and Johannes 
30 



234 • LAND PAPERS. [vol. xii. 

Page. 
1738. Van Derpoel, for a tract of land on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, and on both sides of Kinderhook creek, 134 

June 6. Return of a survey of a tract of land for Arent 
Bradt and Jacob Glen, in trust for the use of the corpora- 
tion of Schenectady, lying between that town and the 

manor of Renslaerwick, 135 

June 7. Return of a survey of 6,000 acres of land for Jacob 
Lansing and others, lying near Canajohary, on a creek 

called Osquaghe, 136 

June 12. Return of a survey of a tract of land for John 
Schuyler, junr., and others, lying on the east side of Hud- 
son's river above Sarahtoga, including six small islands 

in the river, and containing in all 1 2,000 acres, 137 

June 12. Draught of a certificate to Jacob Lansingh, junr., 

and others, for a tract of land near Conajoharie, 138 

June 13. Draught of a certificate to Arent Brat and Jacob 
Glen, for a tract of wood land lying between the manor 

Renslaerswick and the town of Schenectady, 139 

June 22. Return of a survey of a tract of land on the east 
side of Schohary river, containing 6,000 acres for Alexan- 
der, William and Phillip Cosby, 140 

June 23. Return of a survey of a tract of land for Arent 
Bradt, lying behind Canajory, on a small branch of Sus- 
quehana river, and containing 800 acres ; also another 
tract lying near Canajohary, on the south bank of the 
Mohawks river, containing 3,200 acres, twelve hundred 
whereof for Arent Bradt, and the remainder for Phillip 

Livingston, 141 

July 13. Warrant for a patent to Arent Brat and Jacob 
Glen of the town of Schenectady, for a certain tract of 

land containing 2,540 acres, 142 

June 13. Certificate to Arent Brat and Jacob Glen, for a 
tract of land between the town of Schenectady and the 

manor of Renslaerwick, 142 

July 13. Warrant for a patent to John Schuyler, junr., and 
others, for 12,000 acres of a certain tract of land on the 

east side of Hudson's river above Saraghtoga, 143 

June 13. Certificate to John Schuyler, junr., and others for 

the same, 143 

Return of a survey for Phillip Verplank and others, of 
three several tracts of land distinguished in a map of a 
larger tract, of which they are part, by the names of lot 
No. 1, No. 4 and No. 39, which larger tract lies on the 
north side of the Mahawks river near the falls of the said 

river below Burnet's field, 144 

August 1. Return of a survey of 7,050 acres of land, for John 
Lindesay and others, lying on the south side of the Mo- 
hawks river, 145 

July — . Draft of a certificate, to Alexander Cosby and 
others, for 6,000 acres of land, on the east side of Scho- 
hary river, being part of a tract of 86,000 acres, purchased 
by John Lindesay & Co., under a license granted them 
for that purpose, 146 



vol. xii.] LAND PAPERS. 235 

1738. Draught of a certificate, to Avent Bratt and Philip Living- 
ston, for a tract of land near Connajohary, 147 

July — . Draught of a certificate, to Arent Bratt, for 800 
acres of land, lying behind Connajohary, on a small 
branch of Susquehana river, 148 

August 1. Return of a survey of a tract of land, for John 
Lindesay, containing 1,965 acres, and lying behind the 
lands of Win. Dick, in a brook called Ticayonharonwe, 149 

August 1. Return of a survey of a tract of land, on the 
west side of Hudson's river, beginning at the mouth of a 
small run of water, where it runs into Vassent's creek, 
below Samuel Van Veighty's old grist mill, and runs 
along said creek as it runs to Cattskill river, and along 
the same to Hudson's river, then up said river to the 
mouth of a brook called Stuck, opposite Vastrix Island, 
containing 460 acres, laid out for John Lindesay, 150 

July — . Draft of a certificate, to John Lindesay, for a tract 
of land, in the county of Albany, lying on the west side of 
Hudson's river, near Katts kill, of which Helmer Janse 
died seized, leaving no heirs, 151 

Draught of a certificate, to John Lindesay, for a certain tract 
of land, on the south side of the Maquase river, behind 
the land granted to Captn. William Dick and others, .... 152 

Draught of a certificate, to Arent Bratt and" Philip Living- 
ston, for two tracts of land, lying behind Connajohary, on 
a small branch of Susquehana river, 153 

August 17. Warrant for a patent, to Patrick McClaghry and 
Andrew McDowal, for five several tracts of land, situate 
on the north side of the Maquase river, and containing 
3,700 acres, 154 

August 10. Certificate to Patrick Claghry and Andrew Mc- 
Dowal, for the same, being part of a tract purchased by 
Jacob Glen & Co., eight miles above Schenectady, 154 

August 15. Certificate to John Lindesay, for a certain tract 
of land, on the south side of the Maquase river, behind 
the lands of William Dick, 155 

August 18. Warrant for a patent, to John Lindesay, for 
1,965 acres, set out to them by the foregoing certificate, 155 

August 15. Certificate to John Lindesay and others, for a 
tract of land, on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
adjoining the tract last above described, and containing 
7,050 acres, with 156 

August 18. Warrant for a patent, to John Lindesay & Co., 
for the same, 156 

August 15. Certificate to John Lindesay, for 460 acres of 
land, near Katts kill, being the land of which Helmer 
Janse died seized, leaving no heirs, 157 

August 19. Warrant for a patent, to John Lindesay, for the 
same, 157 

August 22. Petition of Ebenezer Holly and others, for license 
to purchase a certain tract of land, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, on the east side of the Katts kill hills, in 
order to obtain a patent for 40,000 acres thereof, 158 



236 LAND PAPERS. [vol. in. 

Pago. 
1738. August 22. Petition of Cadwallader Colden and Conraet 
Rightmeyer, praying a patent for 3,000 acres, of a tract 
of land, in the county of Albany, adjoining the lands of 
Jacob Lansing & Co., 159 

August 22. Petition of Johannes Van Deursen and Johannes 
Vanderpoel, praying a patent for 2,500 acres of land, on 
the south side of Jeremiah Van Renslaer's patent, 160 

August 22. Certificate to Archibald Kennedy, for three 
tracts of land, containing together 1,950 acres, being part 
of a tract purchased by Jacob Glen and others, lying on 
the north side of the Maquase river, about 48 miles above 
Schenectady, beginning below the falls, at the common 
landing, and so up along the river to the Kennedy kill,. . 161 

August 15. Certificate to James De Lancey, John Lyndesay 
and Abraham Glen, for eight several tracts of land, being 
part of a purchase, 48 miles above Schenectady, which 
begins at the common landing, and runs along the Maquase 
river, to the Kennedy kill, three of which containing to- 
gether 1,950 acres, for James DeLancey, two containing 
together 1,540 acres, for John Lyndesay, and the remain- 
ing three containing 1,936 acres, for Abraham Glen,. ... 162 

August 23. Warrant for a patent, to James De Lancey, John 
Lindesay and Abraham Glen, for the same, 162 

Sept. 25. Petition of Edward Clarke, for license to purchase 
1,200 acres of vacant land, at Schohare, 163 

Sept. 27. Petition of John Lindesay, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of vacant land, lying behind the lands of 
William Dick & Co., on the Maquase river, 164 

Sept. 29. Petition of Robert Hunt, praying a patent for a 
certain quantity of earth or soil, in the county of West- 
chester, covered with water, beginning at or near the 
negroe burying place, upon a place called Little neck, so 
running thro' the middle of the cove, between Long neck 
plantation and the channel of the main river, then easterly 
along the said channel to the middle of the cove, on the 
east side of the said neck, to Oyster point, 165 

Oct. 4. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land, near 
Canajohary, on the south side of the Mohawks river, con- 
taining 3,000, laid out for Cadwallader Colden, the 
younger, and Coenraet Rightmeyer, 166 

Oct. 13. Petition of Anne, Sarah, Catherine, George, Eliza- 
beth and Mary Bradley, the daughters and younger son 
of Richard Bradley, for a grant of 4,800 acres of vacant 
land in Evans' vacated patent, 167 

Oct. 17. Petition of John McNeall, praying a patent for 
1,000 acres of a tract of land near Wood creek, 168 

Oct. 17. Petition of John Thomas, praying a patent for a 
ferry from Byram point, in the county of Westchester, to 
Long Island, 169 

Oct. 17. Petition of Alexander Montgomerie and others, pray- 
ing a patent for 7,200 acres of land near Wood creek, with 170 

List of persons to be included in said grant, 1 70 



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Page. 
1738. Oct. 17. Petition of Ronald Campbell, praying a patent for 

1 000 acres of a certain tract at or near Wood creek, 1 

Oct.'20. Indian deed to Capt. Edward Clark, of all those two 
certain tracts of land, lying on both sides of the Schoha- 
rie creek : one beginning at the bounds of Walter But- 
ler's land, and extending to the great falls, about V miles 
in leno-th and one in breadth ; the other lies at the north 
end of the land lately sold by the Indians to Walter But- 
ler, on both sides of the Stone creek, and contains about 
100 acres, • 

Oct 5. Certificate to Cadwallader Colden, the younger, and 
others, for a tract of land near Connajohary, on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, running along a stream called 
Otsquaghe, and containing 3,000 acres, with 3 

Oct. 24. Warrant for a patent to Cadwallader Colden, Jun., 
& Co., for the same, • 3 

Certificate to Arent Bratt and Philip Livingston, for two 
certain tracts of land, one of which lies behind Connajo- 
harie, on a small branch of Susquehanna river, and con- 
tains 800 acres, the other lies near Connajoharie, on the 
south bank of the Mohawks river, and contains 3,200 
acres, with • • • • • -v.;/. " 

Oct. 24. Warrant for a patent to Arent Bratt and .Phillip 
Livingston, for the same, • ■ • ■ 4 

Oct. 18. Petition of John Thomas, praying a patent for a 
ferry, from the most convenient distance comprehended 
between Byram river mouth or point and Mamaroneck 
harbour, in the. county of Westchester, across the sound 

to Long Island, \"'\'\ ' ' ' • ' * 5 

Oct. 18. Certificate of John Carhartt, in relation to serving 
Samuel Purdy an order in council on the same, 5 

Oct. 28. Petition of Timothy Bagley and others, praying a 
patent for 6,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, 
being part of a large tract purchased by Lieut : Walter 
Butler from the native Indians, in the year 1733, 6 



238 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiii. 

Page. 

1738. Oct. 8. Return of a survey of a tract of land, called Wal- 

lumschack, lying in the county of Albany to the eastward 
of Hoseck, and containing 12,000 acres, laid out for Cor- 
nelius Van Ness and others, 7 

Oct. 10. Return of a survey of a tract of land in the county 
of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, and 
westward of the township of Schenectady, containing 
6,000 acres, laid out for Timothy Bagly and others, [with 
draught,] 8 

Nov. 22. Return of a survey for Anne, Sarah, &c, Bradley, 
of land in Evans' patent, 9 

List of caveats, 10 

1739. Jan. 20. Warrant for patent to Timothy Bagley, 11 

Jan. 4. Certificate to Timothy Bagley, 12 

Description of sundry tracts of land granted to Henry Cosby, 

"William Cosby and others, 13 

Memorandum of deed and leases of land in Rochester, 1733 
and 1734, 14 

Abstract of the land titles of William and Henry Cosby,. . 15 

Feb. 9. Petition of Leonard Gansevoort and others, for leave 
to purchase land, 16 

Feb. 9. Petition of Phillip Livingston and others, for leave 
to purchase 12,000 acres of land, north of Mohawk river, 17 

Feb. 9. Petition of George Ingoldesby and others, for leave 
to purchase land on the Mohawk river, 18 

Feb. 12. Warrant for patents for Arent Brat and others,. . . 19 

March 28. Indian deed to John Lindesay, 20 

March 15. Warrant for patents for the Bradley s, and certifi- 
cate, 21 

April — . Petition of Jacques Corteljou and others, for land 
under water, and privilege to keep a ferry at the Nar- 
rows, 22 

April 12. Warrant for a patent to Walter Butler and others, 
for a certain tract of land lying on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, with 23 

April 12. Certificate to Walter Butler and others, for a tract 
of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, and 
to the westward of the township of Schenectady, contain- 
ing 6,000 acres, .' 23 

April 13. Warrant for a patent to Capt. John Budd and 
others, proprietors and inhabitants of the town of Rye, in 
the county of Westchester, for a ferry from the said town 
of Rye unto and from the bounds of Oysterbay in the 
island of Nassau, 24 

March 27. Order in cotmcil to regulate the ferriage or toll 
fees of the ferry referred to, and ... 24 

Table of fees for the ferry between the township of Rye, in 
the county of Westchester, and the township of Oyster- 
bay, in Queen's county, 24 

March 1. Exemplification of the petition of Capt. John Budd, 
praying a patent for said ferry, 24 

March 1. Report upon the same, 24 



vol. xiii.] LAND PAPERS. 239 

Page. 
1739. May 9. Warrant for a patent to Archibald Kennedy, for 

three several tracts of land in the county of Albany,. . . 25 
May 15. Return of a survey of 500 acres of land on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, behind the lands of 

William Duck & Co., for John Lindesay, 26 

May 19. Petition of Cornelius Dubois, praying a patent for 
three several tracts of land within the bounds of Evans' 

vacated patent, containing in all about 1,500 acres, 27 

May 17. Petition of Edward Clarke, praying a patent for 
600 acres of land lying on both sides of Schoharie and 

Stone creeks, 28 

May 17. Petition of James Henderson and Phillip Living- 
ston, for a grant to each of them respectively the quantity 
of 2,000 acres of land lying about 3 miles below the fall 

kill on the south side of the Maquase river, 29 

April 10. Indian deed to Arent Bratt and others, of two 
tracts of land lying about twenty miles to the west- 
ward of Huntersfield, the one tract twelve miles square 

and the other tract about 8 miles square, 30 

May 17. Petition of Arent Bradt and Volkert Van Veghten, 
in behalf of themselves and company, for a grant of 1 2,000 
acres of two large tracts of land westward of Hunter's 

field, 30 

May 17. Petition of Samuel Burn and William Helen, for 
license to purchase two certain tracts of land on the east 
side of Hudson's river, and to the eastward of the lands 

called Schaetehote, 31 

May 17. Minute of council on the petitions of Corns. De 
Bois, Edw'd Clarke, Henderson & Livingston, Bratt & 

Co., and Bum & Helen, 32 

May 17. Petition of James De Lancey and Edward Collins, 
praying that their names may be inserted in a patent to 
be granted for 12,000 acres of a certain tract of land in 

the county of Albany called Wallumschack, 33 

May 17. Petition of Jeremiah Dunbar, to have 6,000 acres 
of land laid out for him in the county of Albany, on the 

south side of the Mohawks river, 34 

May 21. Answer of Cadwallader Colden, surveyor general, 

to the foregoing petition, 35 

May 17. Affidavit of Edward Collins, in relation to the peti- 
tion of Jeremiah Dunbar, 36 

May 20. Warrant for a patent to Edward Collins and others, 

for a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, 37 

May 19. Certificate to Edward Collins and others, for a tract 
of land called Wallumschack, lying to the eastward of 
Hoseck, 37 

1738. Nov. 8. Return of survey of a certain tract of land 'called 

Wallumschack, lying to the eastward of Hoseck, contain- 
ing 12,000 acres, 38 

1739. May 15. Return of a survey for John Lindesay, of 500 acres 

of land lying behind the lands lately granted to William 
Dick & Co., on the south side of the Mohawks river, ... 39 



240 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiii. 



1739. Warrant for a patent to John Lyndesay, for a certain tract 

of land in the county of Albany, and 39 

Certificate to John Lindesay, for a certain tract of land on 
the south side of the Mohawks river, 39 

June 15. Warrant foi-a patent to Edward Collins and others, 
for a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, 40 

June 25. Return of a survey for Cornelius Dubois, of two 
tracts of land, being part of Evans' vacated patent, one 
of which lies in Ulster county, on the southwest side of 
the Platta kill, and contains 1,056 acres, the other is situate 
in Orange county and begins on the northwest side of 
Schonamock hill, near the west end of Wienachonk hill, 
containing 1 86 acres, 41 

June 28. Petition of Edward Clarke, praying an additional 
grant of 400 acres, to make up with the land granted him 
on both sides of Schoharie creek, the quantity of 1,000 
acres, 42 

June 28. Petition of Charles Boyle and others, for license to 
purchase 6,000 acres of a tract of land near Connajoharie, 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, 43 

June 29. Warrant for a patent to Cornelius Dubois, for two 
certain tracts of land, part of Evans' patent, with 44 

June 28. Certificate to Cornelius Dubois, for the same, (see 
page 41,) 44 

July 7. Description of a survey of two several tracts of land 
containing 1,000 acres each, lying on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, westward of the Fall kill, being distin- 
guished in a map of a larger tract of land of which they 
are a part, as lots No. 5 and No. 12 ; Laid out for James 
Henderson, 45 

July 7. Return of a survey of land for Edward Clarke,. ... 46 

Aug. 1. Patent to George Ingoldesby and others, for 32,000 
acres of land on Mohawk river, 47 

Aug. 8. Petition of James Gillam, for land on the south side 
of Mohawk river, 48 

Aug. 8. Warrant for patent for James Henderson and others, 
for 4 tracts of land, and certificate, 49 

Aug. 14. Petition of Martin Van Bergen, for land near Katts 
kUl, 50 

Aug. 14. Petition of Charles O'Neill, for land at Catts kill,. 51 

Aug. 25. Warrant for a patent to Edward Clarke, and certi- 
ficate, 52 

Sept. 28. Return of a survey of land for Arent Bratt and 
others, west of Schoharie, 53 

Oct. 18. Return of surveys for Philip Livingston and others, 
for lands on Mohawk river, 54 

Oct. 16. Return of a survey for Philip Livingston and others, 
for lands on Mohawk river, 55 

Oct. 23. Warrant for a patent, to Arent Bradt and others, 
for four several tracts of land, with 56 

Oct. 18. Certificate to Arent Bradt and others, for four sev- 
eral tracts of land, lying to the westward of Schohary: 
the first of which, called Shannevers' land,.is situate upon 



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Page. 
1739. two branches of the Susquehana river, where they meet, 
and contains 2,000 acres; the second, containing 1,000 
acres, is situate on the eastermost of the two branches 
aforesaid, commonly called Shannevers' creek, and begins 
at the east end of a lake, called by the Indians, Cana- 
croine ; the third, containing 1,500 acres, is situate on the 
creek above mentioned, between the aforesaid tracts ; and 
the fourth, containing 6,000 acres, is situate on a branch 
of Delaware river, and begins at a point on a spruce pine 
ridge, called by the Indians, Onaanta, and on the south 
side of said branch, where another brook, called Kanaga- 
raguihro, falls into the said branch of Delaware river, . . 56 
Oct. 24. Warrant for a patent, to Philip Livingston and oth- 
ers, for five several tracts of land in the county of Albany, 57 
Oct. 24. Warrant for a patent, to Philip Livingston and oth- 
ers, for five several tracts of land in the county of Albany, 58 
Oct. 24. Certificate to Philip Livingston, for five several 
tracts of land, lying about three miles below flail hill, on 
the south side of the Mohawks river, at the west end of 

a ffly, 58 

Oct. 25. Petition of Peter Winney, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of a certain tract of land in the Palatine pur- 
chase, at Burnet's field, 59 

Nov. 27. Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself 
and sundry protestant families from North Britain, for a 

grant of the vacant lands in the province, 60 

[No date.] Petition of Robert Livingston, for license to 
purchase a certain tract of land on the west side of Hud- 
son's river, near the Catskill, 61 

Draught of a tract of land on the west side of Hudson's 

river, (Catskill, Greene county,) 62 

1740. April 3. Petition of the Rev. Henry Barclay, for a license to 
enable him to purchase a certain tract of land on the south 

side of the Mohawk's river, 63 

April 3. Petition of Peter Winne and James Dillon, for 
license to purchase a tract of land on the south side of the 

Mohawks river, 64 

April 25. Petition of Jacob Mase and others, for license to 
purchase 6,000 acres of a tract of land in the county of 
Albany, on both sides of the Albany river, at or near a 

place called by the Indians, Sachendage, 65 

May 1. Indian deed to Peter Winne and others, of a tract of 
land, lying and being at Canajohere, in the county of 

Albany, on the south side of the Mohacks river, 66 

June 2. Indian deed to Jacob Mase and others, for a tract 
of land, on both side of the Albany or Hudson's river, 
near unto a place called Sachondage, to begin where the 
Sachondage creek comes into said river, and to run up 
the same six English miles, and to extend, on each side 

thereof, the breadth of one mile, 07 

July 26. Petition of Volkert Oothout and others, praying a 
patent for 13,000 acres of land, on the south side of the 

31 



242 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiii. 

Page. 

1740. Mohawks river, heretofore purchased by John Lindesay 
and others, 6S 

Nov. 24. Indian deed to Rev. Henry Barclay, of a tract of 
land on the south side of the Maquase river, adjoining the 
land of John Wemp, and containing 300 acres, 69 

Dec. 4. Petition of Stephen Bayard, in behalf of himself and 
others, of New York, the proprietors of the wharf com- 
monly called the Dock street wharf, and 200 feet of the 
soil and water lots fronting the same, from the west side 
of Coenties great slip to the east side of Coenties dock, 
all in the dockward of the said city of New York, setting 
forth that they are extending their said wharf further into 
the river, and praying a patent, making the said wharf or 
water lots a lawful key or wharf, 70 

Dec. 17. Lease for a year by Ja : Alexander to Abraham De 
Peyster, of all that lot of ground adjoining on the north 
east side of the house of the said Abraham De Peyster in 
front to Queens street about 27 feet, and in front to Bur- 
net's street twenty-four feet, and in length, from Queen's 
to Burnet's street, about 200 feet, 71 

1741. April 2. Return of a survey for Martin Van Berghen, of 

two certain tracts of land near Cattskill, on the west side 
of Hudson's river : the first of which begins on the north- 
east side of a brook, called by the Indians, Kiskatamena- 
koak, on the west side of a high round hill, called Wawe- 
antepakoak, and contains 950 acres ; the other begins at 
the northermost fall of water in a certain brook, called by 
Indians, Nepestekoak, and contains 570 acres, 72 

April 15. Petition of Lauchlan Campbel, in behalf of him- 
self and forty heads of families from North Britain, pray- 
ing a patent for 30,000 acres of land, near Wood creek, . 73 

April 15. Petition of Lauchlan Campbell, in behalf of him- 
self and others, praying a patent for 100,000 acres of 
vacant land in the county of Albany, with 74 

April 15. List of names of proposed patentees, 74 

April 22. Petition of Lauchlan Campbell, in behalf of him- 
self and several others, praying a patent for 100,000 acres 
of land, 75 

April 22. List of names, 75 

April 28. Report of the committee of council, to whom the 
petition of Lauchlan Campbell was referred, 76, 77 

May 8. Warrant for a patent to Martin Van Berghen, for 
1,600 acres of land in two tracts situate near the Katts 
kill hills on the west side of Hudson's river, 78 

April 16. Certificate to Martin Van Berghen, for the same, 78 

June 15. Petition of Hendrick Ramsen, in behalf of himself 
and others, for license to purchase 40,000 acres of land 
on the west side of Hudson's river, 79 

July 28. Return of a survey of 4,000 acres of land for Peter 
Winne and James Dillon, situate on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, beginning near Anthony's nose at the 
corner of the land formerly granted to Lewis Morris & 
Co., and running along the land of Wm. Corry & Co., . . 80 



vol. xiil] LAND PAPERS. 243 

Page, 
1741. [No date.] Petition of Peter Schuyler, in behalf of himself 
and others, proprietors of the wharf and water lots lying in 
the city of New York, extend west side of Rodman's slip 
and the east side of Counter's keys slip, setting forth that 
they have carried their wharf further into the river than 
heretofore, and praying a patent to make the same a law- 
ful key or wharf, 81 

July 29. Return of a survey of several tracts of land at Bur- 
net's field for Peter Winne, situate partly on Canada kill 
and the Mohawks river, together with all the islands in 
said river from the upper end of the Great falls below 
Burnet's field, to a place where the Canada kill falls into 
the said river and in the Canada kill within the bounds 
of the said lands, containing in all 2,000 acres, 82 

Aug. 1. Return of a survey of 13,000 acres of land lying on 
branch of the Susquehana river, for Volkert Oothout and 
others, 83 

Aug. 17. Warrant for a patent to Volkert Oothout and 
others, for 1 3,000 acres of land, 84 

Aug. 17. Certificate to Volkert Oothout and others, for 13,000 
acres of land lying on a branch of Susquehanna rivei', ... 84 

Aug. 17. "Warrant for a patent to Peter Winne, for 2,000 
acres of land, 85 

Aug. 5. Certificate to Peter Winne, for the same, 85 

Aug. 18. Return of a survey of 2,000 acres of land on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, westward from the Fall 
kill being part of a larger tract called Petries purchase 
and distinguished in a map thereof as lots Nos. 3 and 4, 
surveyed for Alexander Colhoun, 85 

Sept. 2. Warrant for a patent to Alexander Colhoun, for a 
tract of land, 86 

Sept. 2. Certificate to Alexander Colhoun for the same, 8G 

Sept. 25. Petition of Peter Winne and James Dillon, pray- 
ing a patent for 4,000 acres of land lying at Connajoharie 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, 87 

Sept. 25. Petition of Rev. Henry Barclay, praying a patent 
for 300 acres of land situate on the south side of the Mo- 
hawks river to the westward of the land of John Wemp, 88 

Sept. 30. Warrant for a patent to Peter Wimie and James 
Dillon, for 4,000 acres of land, 89 

Sept. 30. Certificate to Peter Winne and James Dillon, for 
4,000 acres of land lying on the south side of the Mo- 
hawks river adjoining the land of Lewis Morris & Co.,. . 89 

Oct. 1. Warrant for a patent to John Lindesay, for 2,000 
acres of land, 00 

Oct. 1. Certificate to John Lindesay, for 2,000 acres of land 
lying on the south side of the Mohawks river westward 
of the Fall hill, the same being part of the purchase of 
Henderson & Livingston, 90 

Jan. 10. Indian deed to , of a tract of land situate on 

the bank of Oswego lake, six miles eastward of Tieronde- 
quat, 91 

Oct. 1. Return of a survey of 2,000 acres of land for John 



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Page. 
1741. Lindesay, situate on the south side of the Mohawks river 

westward of the Fall hill, 92 

Oct. 6. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land for 
Jacob Mase & Co., situate on both sides of a large branch 
of Albany or Hudson's river, at or near a place called 
Sachendaga, and containing 6,000 acres, 93 

Oct. 6. Petition of Lendert Gansevoort and others, praying 
a patent for 28,000 acres of land on the north side of the 
Mohawks river over against Fort Hunter, 94 

Oct. 6. Petition of John Schuyler, praying a patent for a 
tract of land lying about 17 miles above the city of Al- 
bany, known by the name of Mase Island, containing 
about 1 1 acres, (2 copies,) 95, 96 

Oct. 6. Petition of Gerardus and John Groesbeck, for license 
to purchase a tract of land on the east side of Hudson's 
river at or near a place called Wallumschaak 97 

Oct. 10. Return of a survey of 300 acres of land, for Rev. 
Henry Barclay, situate on the south side of the Mohawks 
river near Fort Hunter, adjoining the land of John 
Wemp, 98 

Oct. 11. Warrant for a patent to John Schuyler, confirming 
unto him a certain island in Hudson's river, commonly 
called Mase Island, containing about 11 acres, situate 
about 1 7 miles above Albany, 99 

[No date.] Petition of Jacob Mase and others, praying a 
patent for 6,000 acres of land on the north and south 
sides of Albany river, at or near a place called by the 
Indians Sachendaga, 100 

Oct. 13. Warrant for a patent to Jacob Mase and others, 
for a tract of land, 101 

Oct. 13. Certificate to Jacob Mase and others, for 6,000 
acres of land on both sides of Albany river, at or near a 
place called Sachendaga, 101 

Oct. 13. Return of a survey of a tract of land for John 
Groesbeck & Co., situate on the south side of the Mohawks 
river and on the bank of a lake from whence a large 
branch of Susquehanna river issues, and containing 17,200 
acres, 102 

Oct. 19. Warrant for a patent to the Rev. Henry Barclay, 
for a tract of land containing about 300 acres, 103 

Oct. 19. Certificate to Henry Barclay, for 300 acres of land 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, near Fort Huntei', 
and adjoining to the land formerly granted to John Wemp, 103 

Oct. 29. Petition of Lendert Gansevoort and others, praying 
a patent for 28,000 acres of a certain tract of land situate 
on the north side of the Mohawks river, over against Fort 
Hunter, beginning at the northwest corner of the land 
heretofore granted to Hendrick Wansins, and including 
the place called Ogsaquindge, 104 

Nov. 2. Warrant for a patent to John Groesbeck and others, 
for 17,200 acres of land, 105 

Nov. 2. Certificate to John Groesbeck and others, for 17,200 
acres of land, lying on the south side of the Mohawks 



vol. xiii.] LAND PAPERS. 245 

Page. 
1 741. river and on the bank of a lake from which a large branch 

of Susquehanna river issues, 105 

[No date.] Petition of Altjc Colden and others, praying a 
patent for 5,000 acres of land situate contiguous to a patent 
lately granted to Jacob Mase and others, and compre- 
hended in a purchase by them made of the native Indian 
proprietors, 106 

Nov. 7. Return of a survey of a tract of land for Lendert 
Gansevoort and others, situate between the Mohawks 
river and another large branch of Hudson's river running 
to the northward of the Mohawks, and contains 28,000 
acres, 107 

Nov. 20. Warrant for a patent to Lendert Gansevoort and 
others, for 28,000 acres of land, 108 

Nov. 20. Certificate to Lendert Gansevoort and others, for 
the same, 108 

Nov. 26. Petition of Stephen Bayard and others, for license 
to purchase 16,000 acres of land lying on the south side 
of the manor of Renslaerwick and on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, 109 

Dec. 7. Petition of Philip Livingston, junior, and others, for 
license to purchase 16,000 acres of land lying on both sides 
of a branch of Hudson's river, above Sarachtoga, 110 

Indian deed to Stephen Bayard and others, of a tract of land 
beginning by a certain fall upon Kinderhook river, and 
going up upon the said river, which said fall is called by 
the Indians Kasesjewack, taking in all the lands on both 
sides of said river 2 miles on each side to a certain place 
called by the natives Mogonghkamigh, then up the south- 
east branch of the said river to a place called by the 
natives Mohauack, and from thence with a straight line to 
the foot of a hill called by the natives Wapeem watsjoe, 
and in Dutch de Karstenge Bergh, always keeping the 
breadth of two English miles in each side of the kill till 
you come by the foot of the said hill, the whole breadth 
of the said tract is four English miles, Ill 

Dec. 25. Petition of Edward Collins and others, praying a 
patent for 5,000 acres lying contiguous to a patent lately 
granted to Jacob Mase and others, known by the name of 
North Hampton, 112 

Petition of Nicholas Vechte, the owner of a tract of land at 
Bompies Hook, in the township of Brookland, in Kings 
county, fronting the East bay or river, and particularly 
of and in part of a certain beach, 113 

Dec. 3. License to Phillip Livingston, junior, & Co., to pur- 
chase 16,000 acres of a certain tract of land lying on 
both sides of a branch of the Hudson's river, above 

Sarachtoga, 114 

1742. March 10. Petition of Richard Bradley, for a grant of 200 
acres of a parcel of land in Orange county, near Stony 
point, adjoining the northwest line of a tract of the peti- 
tioner's land there, and also 250 acres of a parcel of land 
in the same county, which lies at the foot of a mountain 



246 LAND PAPERS. [vol. mi. 

■ ■- Page. 

1742. called or known by the name of Bear hill, to the south- 
ward and eastward thereof; and near to other of the peti- 
tioner's land, 115 

April 7. Petition of Hendrick Ramsen, in behalf of himself 
and others, for license to purchase 10,000 acres of land on 
the west side of Hudson's river, and on the south side of 
the land of Jeremiah Van Renselaer, 116 

April 12. Petition of Joseph Sacket, junr., of New York, 
who is seized in fee of and in a small piece of land at a place 
called New Windsor, in Ulster county, lying on the west 
side of Hudson's river and contiguous thereto, between 
the land of John Alsop on the north and of Thomas 
Ellison on the south, praying a grant of the sole liberty 
of having a ferry at any convenient place within the dis- 
tance of five miles on each side of his said land, with the 
privilege of landing on the opposite shore, 117 

April 18. Surrender by Daniel Ketelhuyn, in favor of John 
De Peyster, of all claim to a tract of land, on east side oi 
Hudson's river, 118 

June 24. Petition of James Alexander and John Moore, con- 
cerning the quit rents paid and to be paid upon their 
lands, on the Paltz river, which have been found by 
survey to contain but 1,940 acres, instead of 2,000, as was 
heretofore supposed, 119 

April 19. Draught of 1,940 acres of land, on the east side of 
Paltz river, granted to James Alexander, April 9, 1719, 
(Montgomery, Orange county,) 119 

April 30. Petition of Adoniah Schuyler and Samuel Bayard, 
Jr., in behalf of themselves and others, for license to pur- 
chase 30,000 acres of a tract of land, lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river, between the east line of the manor 
of Renselaerwick, and the boundaries of Westenhook, . . . 120 

July 2. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land, being 
part of the tract purchased by Jacob Mase & Co., begin- 
ning at the most easterly corner of the land lately granted 
to the said Jacob Mase & Co., and containing 1,250 acres, 
surveyed by Edward Collins, 121 

July 2. Return of a survey of a tract of land, for Arent 
Stephens, adjoining the preceding, and within the pur- 
chase of Jacob Mase & Co., containing 1,200 acres, 121 

July 2. Return of a survey of a tract of land, for Cornelia 
Schuyler, widow of John Schuyler, Junr., deceased, con- 
taining 1,300 acres, situate within the purchase of Jacob 
Mase & Co., and adjoining to a tract granted to Jacob 
Mase & Co., 121 

July 2. Return of a survey of a tract of land, containing 
1,250 acres, for Henry Holland, situate within the pur- 
chase of Jacob Mase & Co., and adjoining the preceding 
tract, ^ 121 

Warrant for a patent to Edward Collins and others, for 
5,000 acres of land, 122 

July 14. Petition of Stephen Bayard, in behalf of himself 



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Page. 

1742. and others, praying a patent for 12,000 acres of a tract of 
land, lying to the northeast of Kinderhook, 123 

July 14. Petition of Jeronimus Greslaer, in behalf of himself 
and others, for a license to purchase a tract of land, lying 
near unto a hill, known and called by the Indians Onenta- 
dego, and to another hill, known and called by the 
Indians Janaentadego, 124 

August 26. Petition of Richard Bradley, for a grant of 500 
acres, of the vacant lands, near Bear hill and Stoney 
point, in the county of Orange, 125 

August 30. Indian deed to Bartholomew Vroman and others, 
of a tract of land, in the county of Albany, beginning by 
a certain creek, known and called by the Indians Iutrach- 
cogte, where the said creek comes into another which 
runs westerly, and from thence up and along the said 
creeck, until it comes to certain hill, known and called by 
the Indians Janoentago, and from thence along the said 
hill, and from thence to the aforesaid creek, where it first 
begun, 126 

Sept. 1. Petition of John Alsop and Eupham Alsop, praying 
a patent for 4,000 acres of the vfcant lands, in the counties 
of Orange and Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated patent, 127 

Sept. 5. Indian deed to Philip Livingston, Junior, and 
others, of a tract of land, lying on a branch of Hudson's 
river, above Saraghtoge, embracing the quantity of 32,000 
acres, 128 

Oct. 2. Petition of William Bauch and Jacob Frederick 
Lawyer, for license to purchase 4,000 acres of a tract of 
land, lying near unto Schoharie, and contiguous to certain 
lands now in their possession, 129 

Oct. 2. Petition of Johannes Lawyer and others, for license 
to purchase 9,000 acres of a tract of land, lying southwest 
of Schoharie, 130 

Oct. 13. Petition of Bartholomew Vrooman and others, 
praying a patent for 800 acres of a tract of land, lying in 
the county of Albany, beginning by a certain creek, 
known and called by the Indians Jutrachcogte, 131 

Oct. 29. Petition of Solomon Finch, praying a patent for 300 
acres of land, lying in two parcels, within the bounds of 
Evans' vacated patent, 132 

Nov. 23. Return of a survey of 4,000 acres of land, for John 
and Eupham Alsop, situate in the county of Orange, 
within the bounds of Evans' vacated patent, on the south 
side of a certain brook, in the Highlands, falling into 
Hudson's river, opposite Anthony's nose, called Poplop's 
kill, and adjoining the west bounds of the lands of Samuel 
Staats, 133 

1743. Jan. 6. Indian deed to Casparis Bronck, of a tract of land, 

called by the name of Stighcook, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, in the county of Albany ; and also another 
tract lying between the said Hudson's river and Stigh 
cook, the first containing 2,560 acres, the other 100 
acres, 134 



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Page. 
1743. April 12. Return of a survey of 300 acres of land, for 
Richard Nicholls, situate in the county of Ulster, and 
being part of Evans' vacated patent, 135 

April 22. Return of a survey of 400 acres of land for Richard 
Nicholls, situate in the county of Ulster, being part of 
Evans' vacated patent, beginning at the corner of the 
corner of the lands on the Paltz River, adjoining to the 
lands of the New Paltz, formerly granted to Lewis Du 
Bois, (New Paltz, Ulster Co.,) 136 

April 29. Petition of Casparus Brunck, in behalf of himself 
and others, praying a patent for two certain tracts of land 
lying on the west side of Hudson's river, one of which is 
called Stighcook and contains 2,560 acres, and the other 
lies between Stighcook and the river, and contains 100 
acres, 137 

April 29. Petition of Richard Bradley and his daughters 
Anne and Catherine, praying a patent for 4,800 acres of 
vacant land on the west side of Hudson's river, at the 
Cater's kill, (Catskill, Greene Co.?) 138 

April 29. Petition of Moses Northrop, Abigail, his wife, and 
Moses Northrup, junr., for license to purchase vacant 
lands in the county of Dutchess, where there dwelling 
house stands, 139 

April 29. Petition of Moses Northrup and others, for the 
same, 140 

May 12. Return of a survey of two tracts of land for Cas- 
parus Brunk and others, lying on the west side of Hud- 
son's river and to the westward of Coghsacky, one of 
which is called Stighcook, and contains 2,430 acres, the 
other is on the north side of a brook called the Stoney kill 
and the west side of the old Catts kill foot path, and con- 
tains 100 acres, 142 

May 13. Warrant for a patent to Casparus Brunck and other, 
for the tracts last above described, 143 

May 13. Certificate to Casparus Brunck and others, for the 
same, 143 

May 13. Warrant for a patent to Richard Nicholls, for 700 
acres of land in the county of Ulster, with 144 

May 13. Certificate to Richard Nicholls, for 700 acres of land 
in the county of Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, and lying next to the lands of Lewis Dubois, on 
the Paltz river, 144 

May 24. Petition of John De Peyster, praying a warrant of 
survey for 1,200 acres of land, 145 

May 25. Petition of Richard Bradley, for 800 acres of land 
including Bear hill, and part of Puplope's kill, part of 
which has been petitioned for by John Alsop, 146 

May 27. Petition of John Little, in relation to the taxes on 
a certain tract of land in Ulster county, which are claimed 
by the county of Orange, 147 

June 16. Petition of Stephen Bayard, of the city of New 
Yox-k, praying a patent for 1,800 acres of land on the east 



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Pago. 
1748. side of Hudson's river, above Seraghtoga, adjoining to 

the lands lately granted to John Schuyler, junr., & Co.,. . 148 

June 23. Warrant for a patent to Stephen Bayard, for 1,300 
acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river, 148 

June 23. Certificate to Stephen Bayard, for the same, 149 

Petition of Abraham Lansing, junr., and others, for license 
to purchase 12,000 acres of land lying above Connajoharie 
on the Mohocks river, 150 

June 21. Return of a survey of 800 acres for Bartholemew 
Vrooman and others, situate about 24 miles west from 
Schohary, and on the south side of a brook there called 
by the Indians Tagquetainigo, 151 

June 21. Return of a survey of 1,300 acres of land for 
Stephen Bayard situate on the east side of Hudson's river, 
above Seraghtoga, 151 

June 21. Petition of John Ruthford, in behalf of himself 
and five others, therein concerned, for a license to purchase 
16,000 acres of land on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, near certain lands granted to Jacob Glen and others, 152 

June 29. Return of a survey for Stephen Bayard and others, 
of 4,380 acres of land lying to the northeast of Kinder- 
hook, about 15 miles from Hudson's river, upon Kinder- 
hook river and some branches thereof, part of which tract 
is known by the Indian name of Mawighanunk, 153 

July 1. Return of a survey of 106 acres of land for Richard 
Bradley, lying upon the west side of Hudson's river, near 
Stony Point, 154 

July 12. Warrant for a patent to Bartholomew Vrooman 
and others, for 800 acres^of land, 155 

July 12. Certificate to Bartholomew Vrooman and others, 
for 800 acres of land, lying about 24 miles west of Scho- 
hary, 155 

July 29. Warrant for a patent to Stephen Bayard and others, 
for 4,380 acres of land, 

July 30. Certificate to Stephen Bayard and others, for 4,380 
acres of land lying to the northeast of Kinderhook, about 
15 miles from Hudson's river, upon Kinderhook river, and 
some branches thereof, part of which tract is called Ma- 
wighanunk, (Columbia Co.,) 156 

July 29. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land in the 
county of Orange, within the bounds of Evans' vacated 
patent, beginning on the north side of a brook in the 
Highlands called Poplop's kill, which falls into Hudson's 
river ojmosite Anthony's nose, and containing 800 acres, 
surveyed for Richard Bradley, (Monroe, Orange Co.,) . . . 157 

Sept. 2. Return of a survey of 1,275 acres of land on the 
east side of Hudson's river nigh Schachtekok, by the lands 
of Johannes Becker, (part of paper is lost,) 158 

Sept. — . Indian deed to Phillip Livingston, junr., and others, 
of all that tract of land in the county of Albany, on or 
about Hudson's river above Saraghtoge, bounded west- 
erly by the lands of John R. Bleecker and others, 159 

Nov. 2. License to William Bauch and Jacob Frederick 
32 



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Page. 

1743. Lawyer, to purchase 4,000 acres of land near Schoharie 
and contiguous to certain lands in the possesion of the 
said Bauch and Sawyer, 160 

Nov. 2. Warrant for a patent to John De Peyster, for 1,275 
acres of land in the county of Albany, 161 

Nov. 2. Certificate to John De Peyster, for a tract of land 
on the east side of Hudson's river nigh Schachtekok, con- 
taining 1,275 acres, 161 

1744. May 11. Petition of John Baptist Van Renselaer and others, 

for license to purchase 16,000 acres of vacant land in the 
county of Albany, 162 

May 11. Petition of Phillip Livingston, junr., and Henry 
Holland, praying a patent for 4,000 acres lying on a branch 
of Hudson's river above Saratoga, 163 

May 18. Petition of Stephen Bayard and others, for license 
to purchase 28,000 acres on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, 164 

Indian deed to Jacob Frederick Lawyer and others, of a 
tract of land lying on the southwest part of Schoharre in 
the county of Albany, 165, 166 

Oct. 15. Petition of John Becker, in behalf of himself and 
Johannes Eckerson, for license to purchase 4,000 acres of 
land lying upon the branch of a creek called Schoharie 
and lying to the southeast of Schoharie, 167 

Petition of Richard Nichols in behalf of himself and others, 
for license to purchase 8,000 acres of land on the west 
side of Hudson's river and near unto Catskill, 168 



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VOLUME XIV. 



1744-1752 



1744. Jan. 11. Petition of Philip Verplanck, for a grant of 1,000 
acres of a tract of land in the county of Orange, to the 
southward of that part of the manor of Cortlandt which 
lies in that county, • • 

Jan. 14. Petition of Philip Verplanck, praying a patent tor 
a quantity of the soil of Hudson's river fronting his lands 
on both sides of said river in the counties of Orange and 
Westchester, in order to establish a ferry, 2 

Jan. 14. Petition of Phillip Verplanck, for the same, with. . 3 

Jan. 14. Minute of Council, ordering that a copy be served 
on James Lambwith of Haverstraw, who has entered a 
caveat against the granting of the same, and 3 

March 18. Affidavit of Phillip Verplank, attesting the ser- 
vice of a copy of his petition on James Lambwith, 3 

1745. March 29. Petition of Thomas Lamb, for a grant of Magda- 
len Island and Shipsteen Island, ten miles above Esopus 

landing, '-,'•' \' '+> 

March 29. Petition of Henry Lane and Hendrick Lemsen, 
for leave to purchase a tract of land on west side of Hud- 
son's river, • 

March 24. Petition of Joseph Sackett, for 2,000 acres of 

land near Shannemock hill, 6 

April 8. License to Henry Lane and Hendrick Remseii, to 

purchase lands from the Indians, 7 

July _. Return of survey of two tracts of land in the High- 
lands, for Philip Verplanck, • 8 

Sept. 1. Indian deed to Hendrick Renisen, for a tract ot 

land on both sides of the Kattskill, «.'•••; 9 

1738. Dec. 15. Deed from William Jamison and wife to Richard 
Nicholls, for 23d part of a tract of land in Orange and 
Ulster Co's ; also half a lot in Broad street, New York, 9 
1746. April 16. Release from Richard Nikols to William Jamison 

of the aforesaid, • • 

May 10. Return of John Lefever and Noah Eltinge, for two 
tracts of land adjoining New Paltz, 10 



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Pago. 

1746. Nov. 3. Petition of John Moore, for a grant of land in 

Orange county, 11 

1747. Jan. 5. Return of survey of 280 acres of land for Col. 

Moore in Evans' patent, 12 

March 17. Warrant to prepare letters patent, for John 

Moore, for above land, 13 

March 17. Certificate of the committee of the council, in 

favor of the above petition of Mr. Moore, 13 

May 15. Petition of Otto Van Tyle and others, against 
granting Jacob de Hart a patent, for a ferry between 
their land and the river, and the land between high and 
low water mark, (Staten Island,) with caveat, 14 

1748. Nov. 2. Petition of Solomon Comes, for a ferry between 

Staten Island and New York, &c, 15 

1747. Nov. 24. Petition that his ferry between Staten Island and 

New York, may be declared a public ferry, 16 

Nov. 27. Petition of William Salisbury & Co., for land at 

Cats kill, 17 

Nov. 28. Petition of Henry Lane and Hendrick Remsen, for 
leave to purchase land of the Indians, near Jeremiah Van 
Renselaer's land, on the west side of Hudson's river, and 
in Co. of Albany, 18 

1748. March 9. Petition of Noah Elting and Nathaniel Lefever, 

for a patent for land near New Paltz, 19 

March 28. License to Henry Lane and Hendrick Remsen, to 

purchase land from the Indians, 20 

April 27. Return of survey, of Elting and Lefever's land, 

near New Paltz, , 21 

May 9. Warrant to prepare a patent for said land, 22 

Sept. 30. Caveat entered, by Otto Van Tyle, against the 

grant of a ferry, in front of his land, on Staten Island,. . . 23 
Oct. 8. Petition of Thomas Smith, for 2,000 acres of land, in 

Orange county, 24 

Oct. 26. Petition of John Dickinson, of Queens county, for 

land in Nassau Island, 25 

Dec. 5. Indian deed to Henry Remsen, for land south of 

Jeremiah Van Renselaer, in Albany county, 26 

Dec. 9. Indian deed to Abraham and William Salisbury, for 

land north of Katskill, 27 

Dec. 22. Petition of five of attorney general Bradley's 

children, for 6,000 acres of land, in Evans' patent, 28 

1749. Jan. 12. Petition of inhabitants of Staten Island, against 

granting the prayer of the petition of Solomon Coomes, 
so as to exclude them from the benefit of ferrying from 
their own lands, 29 

Jan. 18. Petition of Zacharia Hoffman and Abraham Smed- 
dies, for 4,000 acres of land, in Ulster Co., 30 

Jan. 18. Petition of Henry Lane and Hendrick Remsen, to 
purchase 4,000 acres of land, south of the manor of Rense- 
laerswyck, 31 

Feb. 9. Return of survey for Henry Lane and Hendrick 
Remsen, for 2,300 acres of land, at Katskill, 32 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 253 

Page. 
1749. Feb. 7. Petition of David Rees, for 1,800 acres of land, in 

Orange county, 33 

Feb. 27. Return of survey for 2 tracts of land, near Katskill, 
for Salisbury's and Bronck, 34 

March 14. Petition of Henricus Dubois and Cornelius Shoen- 
maker, jr., for land in Ulster Co., 35 

March 16. Petition of Thomas Lane and Joris Remsen, for 
leave to purchase land of the Indians, 36 

March 22. Warrant to prepare patent for Henry Lane and 
Hendrick Remsen, 37 

March 22. Certificate of a committee of the council, in favor 
of the above grant, 37 

March 28. Petition of David Seaman and others, for a tract 
of land west of Hempstead, L. I., 38 

April 11. Warrant for a patent, to Abraham Salisbury and 
others, for 4,000 acres of land, with 39 

April 11. Certificate to Abraham Salisbury and others, for 
all those two certain tracts of land, situate in the county 
of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, near the 
Katts kill, one of said tracts lying on that kill, and the 
other on Poeteek's creek, containing in all 4,000 acres of 
land, 39 

April 12. Letter of G. Banyar to David Seaman, respecting 
the petition of the latter, and the public notice required 
to be given to the inhabitants of Oysterbay and Hemp- 
stead, of the prayer thereof, before the council will act 
upon the same, 40 

April 29. Advertisement of the intentions of David Sea- 
man & Co., to petition the council for lands, in Queens 
county, and 41 

May 8. Affidavits of William Butler, certifying the publica- 
tion of the same, 41 

June 21. Return of survey, for Sarah, Catharine, George, Eli- 
zabeth and Mary Bradley, some of the daughters and the 
younger son of Richard Bradley, of four certain tracts of 
land, situate in the Highlands, in the county of Orange, 
being part of Evans' vacated patent, and containing to- 
gether 6,000 acres of land, (Cornwall and Monroe, Orange 
Co., and Haverstraw, Rockland Co.,) 42 

Return of a survey, for Hendricus Dubois and Cornelius 
Schoonmaker, Junr., of five certain tracts of land, situate 
in the county of Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, the first of which joins the southerly bounds of 
New Palts, and lies on the west side of Palts river, con- 
taining 50 acres ; the second lies along the foot of the 
high hills or Shawongunk mountains, and joins upon the 
lauds of Rutsen & Bruyn, John Macklain, Zacharias Hoff- 
man and Stephen Dublois, and contains 630 acres, 43 

August 8. Petition of Cornelius Ten Broeck, praying a 
patent for so much of a tract of land, lying upon both 
side of the Katers creek, as shall be found vacant, not 
exceeding 800 acres, 44 

August 8. Petition of Jane Colden and Ellis* Colden, dauarh- 



254 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiv. 



1749. ters of Cadwallader Colden, surveyor general, praying a 
patent for 4,000 acres of vacant land, in Evans' vacated 
patent, to the northwestward of the land granted to 
James Stringham, 45 

Sept. 27. Caveat entered by Nathaniel Hazard, Jr., against 
the granting of a patent, for a parcel of land in Orange 
county, in Schonmack clove, lying and joining on the west 
side of lands granted to Nathaniel Hazard, Junr., 46 

Return of a survey of two tracts of land, for Jane Colden 
and Alice Colden, Junr., being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, the first begins w T here the southerly line of Evans' 
patent crosses the Wall kill or Paltz river, and contains 
1 ,000 acres of land ; the other lies on the southeast side of 
Sh.iwongunk kill, and contains 3,000 acres, 46 

Oct. 8. Return of a survey of a tract of land for Cornelius 
Tenbroeck, situate on the west side of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Albany, on the east and Avest sides of the 
Katers kill, beginning where the Bever kill runs into said 
Caters kill, and down the stream of said kill, to a place 
called Quatawicknock, 47 

Oct. 14. Certificate to Jane and Alice Colden, two of the 
daughters of Cadwallader Colden, surveyor general, for 
two certain tracts of land, situate in the county of Ulster, 
being part of Evans' vacated patent, 48 

Oct. 23. Warrant for a patent, to Jane and Alice Colden, for 
two certain tracts of land in the county of Ulster, being 
part of Evans' vacated patent, » 49 

Oct. 24. Petition of George Murray and Jacobus Bruyn, 
praying a patent, 4,000 acres of the vacant land in Evans' 
vacated patent, 50 

Oct. 26. Petition of Peter Van Brugh Livingston and John 
Provoost, praying a patent for 3,000 acres, out of the 
unappropriated land in Evans' vacated patent, in the 
county of Ulster, northwestward of the lands granted to 
Thomas Noxon and James Stringham, 51 

Nov. 15. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land, situ- 
ate in the county of Ulster, being part of the Evans vaca- 
ted patent, beginning on the southwest bounds of said 
patent, called the northwest line, and containing 3,000 
acres, laid out for Peter Van Brugh Livingston and John 
Provoost, 52 

Dec. 1. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land in 
Queens county, beginning in the east bounds of Hamp- 
stead patent, at Thomas Powell's plain land, and contain- 
ing 720 acres ; also a tract of salt meadow, lying in the 
county aforesaid, being the easterly part of Seaman's 

Island, and containing 80 acres, 53 

1748. Dec. 21. Petition of Henry Lane and Hendrick Renson, 
praying a patent for two tracts of land: the first of which 
lies to the southward of the lands of Jeremiah Van Ren- 
selaer, on the west side of Hudson's river, and near to the 
lands of Johannis Hallinbeck, and begins on the north 
side of Katts kill, containing about 590 acres ; and the 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 255 

Page. 

1748. other of said tracts is situate near the land of said Hal- 
lenbeck, and begins on the south side of the Catts kill, 
containing abont 1,500 acres, and likewise about 200 acres 
of vacant land, which lie contiguous to the last mentioned 
tract, • 5 4 

1749. Dec. 22. Caveat entered by Micajah Townsend, in behalf ol 

himself and the township of Oysterbay, in Queens county, 
against the granting of a patent to any person or persons 
for any lands or meadow land between the said township 

and Hempstead, until a hearing takes place, 55 

Dec. 28. Petition of Douw Funda and Johannis II. Vroo- 
man, praying a patent for 300 acres of vacant land in the 
Mohawks country, on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, between the lands formerly granted to John Collins, 
deceased, and the lands granted to Abraham Governeur, 
deceased, » 5 *> 

1750. March 14. Return of a survey of six certain tracts of land, 

in the county of Orange, near Schunamock, for Thomas 
Smith, containing, in all, 2,000 acres, 57 

March 15. Petition of Thomas Ellison and Lawrence Roome, 
praying a grant of 4,000 acres of the unappropriated land 
in Evans' vacated patent, 58 

March 23. Warrant for a patent to Cornelius Ten Broeck, 
for 800 acres of land in the county of Albany, with 59 

1749. Nov. 29. Certificate to Cornelius Ten Broeck, for all that 

certain tract of land on the west side of Hudson's river, 
on both sides of the Caters kill, extending down the same 
to a place called Quatauriknock, and containing 800 acres, 59 

1750. March 28. Petition of George Harrison, of the city of New 

York, for a grant of the unappropriated lands of Evans 
vacated patent, lying near the New Paltz, not to exceed 
2,000 acres, 60 

March 30. Petition of Thomas Lane and Joris Remsen, son 
of Hendrick Remsen, for license to purchase 4,000 acres 
of land, on the west side of Hudson's river, to the south- 
ward of the manor of Ranselaerwick, 61 

April 4. Petition of Anthony Tancret and Samuel Rogers, 
praying a patent for two tracts of land : one lying in 
Dutchess county, between the nine partners and the 
colony line, bounded southerly by the Ten Mile river, 
westerly by the nine partners, northerly by lands in the 
possession of one Thomas Golden, and easterly by the 
colony line, containing about 2,500 acres ; the other lying 
in the county of Albany, and is bounded northerly by 
Tachanick mountain, easterly by the colony line, southerly 
by the oar beds, and westerly by the single teer of lots, 
containing about 400 acres ; the said tracts being part of 
the lands called or known by the name of the cast or 
hove-out lands, 62 

April 11. Petition of Hugh Wentworth, of Flushing, in 
Queens county, praying a patent for 1,000 acres of the 
vacant lands lying near the New Paltz, in the county of 
Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated patent, 63 



256 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiv. 

Page. 
1750. April 12. Petition of Jacob Roseboom and others, for license 
to purchase a tract of land containing about 8,000 acres, 
and bounded on the north by three patents, one granted 
to Barent P. Coeman, one to Matys Hoogtaling, and the 
other to Casparus Bronck ; on the east by the patent of 
the great flatts or Lonenburgh, on the south by Salisbury 
and Van Bergen's patent, and on the west by a patent 
lately granted to Casparus Bronck, 64 

April 12. Petition of John Ayscough, praying a patent for 
2,000 acres of vacant land in a tract called the Equivalent 
lands, surrendered by the colony of Connecticut to this 
Government, which are part of the cast or hove-out lands, 
and lye adjoining to or near the township of Danbury, in 
Connecticut, 65 

April 4. Warrant for a patent to Peter Van Brugh Living- 
ston and John Provoost, for 3,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, with 66 

April 11. Exemplification of a certificate to Peter Van Brugh 
Livingston and John Provoost, for a tract of land situate 
in the county of Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, beginning on the southwest of the said patent, 
commonly called the northwest line, at a place where it 
crosses the Wall kill, and contains 3,000 acres, 66 

May 23. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Smith, for six cer- 
tain tracts of land in the county of Orange, being part-of 
Evans' vacated patent, with , . 67 

April 11. Exemplification of certificate to Thomas Smith, 
for six tracts of land in the county of Orange, near Schu- 
nemock hill, being part of Evans' vacated patent, and 
containing together 2,000 acres, ■ • 67 

July 2. Petition of William Smith, of the city of New York, 
and James Brown, of Salem, in the county of Westches- 
ter, praying a patent for 4,000 acres of the Equivalent 
lands, including the land purchased by them of the New 
Fairfield proprietors, 68 

June 21. Petition of Hugh Wentworth, of Flushing, in 
Queens county, praying a patent for 1,000 acres of land 
in Evans' patent, lying near the New Paltz, 69 

June 30. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land con- 
taining 2,000 acres, being part of the Equivalent lands, 
for John Ayscough, 70 

June 30. Return of a survey for George Harison, of three 
several tracts of land situate on the west side of Hudson's 
river, in the county of Ulster, being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, containing in all 2,000 acres, 71 

July 2. Petition of Johan Joost Herkimer, for license to pur- 
chase 2,000 acres of vacant land lying on the south side 
of the Mohawks river, between Connajoharie and Burnet's 
Field, 72 

July 2. Petition of Hendrick Myer, praying a patent for a 
tract of vacant land lying near Conajohare, on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, between the lands granted to 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 257 

Page. 
1750. Hartman Windecker and others, and the lands granted to 

Messrs. Bleecker and Groesbeck and others, 73 

July 20. Warrant for a patent to George Harison, of the 
city of New York, for 2,000 acres of land in the county 
of Ulster, with 74 

July 20. Certificate to George Harison, for 2,000 acres of 
land in Ulster county, laid out in three tracts, 74 

Aug. 8. Warrant for a patent to Sarah, Catherine, George, 
Elizabeth and Mary Bradley, for four certain tracts of 
land in the county of Orange, containing together 6,000 
acres, with 75 

Aug. 8. Certificate to Sarah, Catherine, George, Elizabeth 
and Mary Bradley, for four certain tracts of land situate 
in the highlands, in the county of Orange, containing to- 
gether 6,000 acres, 75 

Aug. 9. Affidavit of Joseph Tompkins, of Ulster county, 
respecting the bounds of Paltz Patent, and the point called 
Jefrous hook, 76 

Aug. 14. Return of a survey of 5,000 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, on the west side of the Walkill or Paltz 
river, being part of Evans' vacated patent ; laid out for 
George Murray and Jacobus Bruyn, 77 

Aug. 22. Warrant for a patent to John Ayscough, for 2,000 
acres of land Equivalent lands, surrendered by the colony 
of Connecticut, being part of the lands commonly called 
the cast or hove-out lands, and lying adjoining to or near 
the township of Danbury, in Connecticut, 78 

Aug. 7. Certificate to John Ayscough, for two thousand acres 
of the Equivalent land surrendered by the colony of Con- 
necticut to this Government, being part of the lands called 
the cast or hove-out lands, 78 

Sept. 14. Petition of Staats Long Morris, praying a patent 
for two parcels of upland, meadow and flatts, lying on 
both sides of Hudson's river, between the banks of the 
river and low water mark, one parcel whereof lies on the 
east side of said river, and begins at a place called Sus- 
kampka, in Dutchess county, which is the northwest cor : 
ner of Col. Schuyler's patent, and runs from thence 
southerly along the bank of the river to the Saw kill, and 
the other parcel lies on the west side of the river, in Ulster 
county, and begins at the Esopus creek, and runs from 
thence northerly along the bank of the river to the Saw- 
yer's creek, where BuiTegan's mill is erected ; also, two 
islands in the said river, one called Magdelen's, and the 
other Slipsteen's Island, containing in all, by estimation, 
about 1,200 acres, 79 

Sept. 11. Petition of John Becker and Johannis Eckerson, 
for further license to complete a purchase of 4,000 acres 
of land lying upon a branch of Schoharie creek, to the 
southeast of Schoharie, 80 

Sept. 1 4. Warrant for a patent to George Murray and Jaco- 
bus Bruyn, for 4,000 acres of land in the county of Ulster, 81 

Aug. 22. Certificate to George Murray and Jacobus Bruvn, 
33 



g58 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xit. 

Page. 
1750. for a certain tract situate in the county of Ulster, on the 
west side of the Walkill or Paltz river, being part of 

Evans' vacated patent, 81 

Sept. 15. Petition of Jacob Corsen, praying a patent for his 
ferry between his land on Staten Island and the shore of 
Bergen in East New Jersey ; also for all the ground be- 
tween high and low water mark, fronting and contiguous 
to his land, and all other the vacant and unpatented 

ground between high and low water mark, 82 

Aug. 9. Affidavit of William Beekman, respecting the lines 
of the Paltz patent in Ulster county, and the location 

of Iefrows hook, 83 

Sept. 24. Petition of Jacob Rooseboom and others, praying a 
patent for a certain tract of land situate on the west side 
of Hudsons' river, beginning on the old Cats Kill foot 
path, or west bounds of the patent of the Great flatts or 

Lonenburgh, containing about 5,000 acres, 84 

Sept. 26. Caveat entered by Barent V. Benthuysen and R. 
R. Livingston, against the granting of any lands between 
high and low water mark from Saskahampa to the Saugh 

kill, 85 

Sept. 29. Caveat entered by Joseph Banks, against the grant- 
ing of any patent for Calves Island, which lies about a 
mile to the eastward of Byram river, and is esteemed to 

be within the colony of Connecticut, 85 

Oct. 12. Caveat entered against granting any patent for any 
lands on the west side of Hudson's river opposite An- 
thony's nose, at or near a place called Poplops kill, 85 

Oct. 17. Indian deed to Thomas Lane and Joris H. Remsen 
of the city of New York, of all that tract of land lying 
to the southward of Ranselar's manour, beginning by 
lands patented to Henry Lane and Hendrick Remsen, on 
the west side of Kats creek, and down the stream of 
said creek from where a creek called Matenit falls into it, 

and contains 3,408 acres, 86 

Oct. 17. Petition of Staats Long Morris, praying a patent for 
two parcels of meadow and flats, one being in the county of 
Ulster, and adjoining on the south side of Esopus creek, 
and along the branch of Hudson's river, on the west side 
of the same, containing about 100 acres, the other is a 
certain flatt in the middle of said river, called and known 
by the name of Large Nutten Hook flat, about twenty 
miles below Albany, fronting Coxsackey landing, on the 
west side, and the upper end of Large Nutton Hook on the 

east side, containing about 12 acres, 87 

Oct. 18. Petition of Johannis Jansen, in behalf and by order 
of the trustees of the corporation of Kingston, praying 
that no grant be made upon the petition of Staats Long 
Morris, for certain parcels of land, one whereof is de- 
scribed to be lying on the east side of Hudson's river in 
the county of Ulster, and beginning at the Esopus creek 

or kill, 88 

Oct. 18. Petition of Staats Long Morris-, praying that an 



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Page. 
1750. order be made requiring those persons who have entered 
caveats against his former petition to give security imme- 
diately that they will pay costs in case said caveats or any 
of them be set aside, , 89 

Oct. 24. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land for 
David Rees, lying in the county of Orange, on the west 
side of Hudson's river in the highlands, and on the back 
of lands there granted to Doct. Samuel Staats, being part 
of Evans' vacated patent, containing 800 acres, 90 

Nov. 1. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land for 
Jacob Roseboom and others, on the west side of Hudson's 
river and adjoining to the patent of the Great flats or 
Loonenburgh and containing 4,530 acres, 91 

Nov. 3. Return of a survey for six tracts of land for Thomas 
Ellison and Lawrence Roome, being part of Evans' vacated 
patent, four of which are situate in the county of Ulster, \ 
and the other two in the county of Orange, the whole 
containing 4,000 acres, 92 

Dec. 14. Petition of William Bauch and Frederick Lawyer, 
for license to purchase in connection with Nicholas York 
and Jeronimus Greslaer, a certain tract of land situate on 
both sides of Schoharie creek, that is to say on the. back 
of lands on the west side of said creek, granted to Johan- 
nis Lawyer and John De Peyster,. and on the back of 
lands on the east side of said creek granted to Adam 
Vrooman, having to the northeastward the lands granted 
to Lieut. Walter Butler, now belonging to Maj : Edward 
Clarke, containing by estimation about 5,000 acres, 93 

Nov. 12. Warrant for a patent to Thomas Ellison and Law- 
rence Roome, for six certain tracts of land situate in the 
counties of Ulster and Orange, being part of Evans' 
patent, with 94 

Nov. 12. Exemplification of a certificate to Thomas Ellison 
and Lawrence Roome, for six certain tracts of land being 
part of Evans' vacated patent, four of which lie in the 
county of Ulster, and the other two in the county of 
Orange, containing in all 4,000 acres, 94 

Nov. 16. Petition of Thomas Lane and Joris Remsen of the 
city of New York, praying a patent for a certain tract of 
land lying to the southward of the manor of Renselaerwick, 95 

Nov. 16. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land for 
Anthony Tancret and Samuel Rogers, being part of the 
equivalent lands surrendered by the colony of Connecticut 
to this government, which is part of the lands commonly 
called the cast or hove-out lands, containing 3,000 acres, 96 

Nov. 29. Petition of Johannis Becker and Johannis Ecker- 
son, praying that 4,000 acres of land, purchased by them 
on the east side of Schoharie kreek, a little above Schoha- 
rie, be excepted out of any license which may be granted 
to Hieronimus Crissler and others to purchase lands on 
the east side of that creek, 97 

Dec. 5. Return of a survey of three tracts of land for Hugh 
Wentworth, on the west side of Hudson's river, at Jeff- 



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Pago. 

1750. rous Hook, in the county of Ulster, being part of Evans' 
vacated patent, containing together, 2,000 acres, 98 

Dec. 20. Petition of Alexander Phoenix and others, praying 
a patent for 1,200 acres of the unappropriated lands in 
Evans' vacated patent, situate in the county of Orange, 
near Buttermilk falls, 99 

1751. Jan. 2. Return of a survey of a certain tract of land, situate 

in the county of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's 
river, and to the southward of the manor of Renslerwick, 
beginning on the south side of a brook, called by the 
Indians, Mateniet, and on the west side of Cattskill, where 
the said brook empties itself into said kill, and containing 
3,400 acres, for Thos. Lane and Joris Remsen, 100 

Jan. 2. Petition of Richard Durham, of the city of New 
York, praying a patent for 2,000 acres of vacant land, in 
a the county of Ulster, joining easterly to land granted to 
Hugh "Wentworth, and to other land granted to William 
Bond and Richard Bradley, and westerly and northerly 
to other vacated land in Evans' patent, 101 

Jan. 31. Petition of Jacob Borst and others, for license to 
purchase a certain tract of woodland, in the county of 
Albany, about six miles west from Schohary, between the 
mountains of Schohary and the hills, called by the Indians, 
Onuntadass, and containing, by estimation, about 20,000 
\ acres, 102 

Feb. 1. Warrant for a patent, to Jacob Roseboom and oth- 
ers, for a certain tract of land, situate in the county of 
Albany, and containing 4,530 acres, with 103 

Nov. 25. Certificate to Jacob Roseboom and others, for a 
certain tract of land, lying on the west side of Hudson's 
river, adjoining the patent of the great flatts or Lonen- 
burgh, and containing 4,530 acres, 103 

Feb. 4. Petition of Benjamin Nicoll and Co., for license to pur- 
chase 12,000 acres of land, lying to the southeast of Scho- 
hary, on both sides of a certain creek, called Foxes creek, 104 

March 6. Warrant for a patent, to Anthony Tancret and 
Samuel Rogers, for 3,000 acres of land, being part of the 
cast or hove-out lands, surrendered by the colony of Con- 
necticut to this government, with 105 

1750. Dec. 24. Exemplification of a certificate, to Anthony Tancret 

and Samuel Rogers, for a certain tract of land, being part 

of the cast or hove out lands, 105 

1751. March 22. Description of a survey of a certain tract of land 

for Phillip Livingston, situate on a branch of Hudson's 
river, near a place called Sachendaga, and containing 
4,000 acres, 106 

Petition of William Bauch and Jacob Frederick Lawyer, for 
license to purchase land from Indians, 107 

March 29. Petition of Thomas Braine, to have the surveyor 
general lay out two thousand acres of land in the county 
of Albany, on the Norman's kill, 108 

April 3. Petition of Luykas Johs. Wyngaard and others, for 
license to purchase 10,000 acres of vacant land between 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 261 

Page. 
1751. the lands granted by the patent of Schoharie and the lands 

granted by patent to John Lindesay, 109 

April 6. Return of a survey of 1,000 acres of land, for Alex- 
. ander Phoenix and others, situate in the county of Orange, 
in the high lands, near Buttermilk falls, and is part of 
Evans' vacated patent, 110 

April 1 0. Warrant for a patent, to Thomas Lane and Joris 
Remsen, for 3,400 acres of land in the county of Albany, 
southward of the manor of Renselaerwyck, with Ill 

Jan. 2. Certificate to Thomas Lane and Joris Remsen, for a 
tract of land, on the west side of Hudson's river, south- 
ward of the manor of Renselaerwick, and on the west of a 
brook called the Catts kill, containing 3,400 acres, Ill 

April 13. Caveat entered against trustees of the corporation 
of Kingston, against the grant of any uplands, meadows 
or islands, mentioned in the several petitions of Staats 
Long Morris, 112 

April 24. Petition of John Neilson, praying a patent for 
about 2,000 acres of vacant land, lying upon or near the 
Skunamock hills, in the county of Orange, which are part 
of Evans' vacated patent, 112 

April 24. Letter from Wm. Johnson to Goldsbrough Ban- 
yar, deputy secretary, desiring him to make out a petition 
for a license to purchase a tract of land, and lay it before 
his excellency, with 113 

May 6. Description of a tract of land, to the south and 
southwest of Schoharie, beginning near or by a creek, 
called by the Indians, Adaquaghtangey, and joining on 
one side to Pensilvania patent, and containing 130,000 
acres, 113 

May 16. Petition of William Johnson and others, for license 
to j>urchase a certain parcel of vacant land, lying in the 
county of Albany, near and adjoining to the lake, called 
by the Indians Canunda, which is about two miles distant 
from the Onondaga castle, and likewise said lake, 114 

May 16. Petition of Hendrick Meyer, of Conajohare, for 
license to purchase about 500 acres of vacant land, lying 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, between the 
lands granted to Mr. Philip Livingston, Hartman Win- 
deker and company, 115 

May 23. Indian deed, to Jacob Borst and others, for all that 
tract of land, situate about six miles west from Schohary, 
between the mountains of Schohary and a brook, called 
by the Indians Oscallaghe, and containing about 25,000 
acres, 116 

May 23. Warrant for a patent, to Alexander Phoenix, Abra- 
ham Bockee and John Exceen, for 1,000 acres of land, 
situate in the county of Orange, in the Highlands, near 
Buttermilk falls, with 117 

April 24. Certificate to Alexander Phoenix, Abraham Bockee 
and John Exceen, for 1,000 agres of land, in the county 
of Orange, in the Highlands, near Buttermilk falls, being 
part of Evans' vacated patent, 117 



262 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiv. 

Page. 
1751. May 28. Indian deed, to Captn. Johan Jost Herckimer, of 
all that tract of land, situate in the county of Albany, on 
the south side of the Mohawks river, at the Fall hill, he- 
ginning on the south bank of said river, at the northwest 
corner of a tract of land granted to John Lindsay, con- 
taining 3,200 acres, with a small island, containing about 
two acres, lying in said river, 118 

May 31. Petition of Theobald Yongh and others, for license 
to purchase 28,000 acres of a tract of land, lying on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, 119 

Nov. 19. Petition of William Smith, of the city of New 
York, and James Brown, of Salem, in the county of 
Westchester, for land in the Oblong, 120 

Nov. 19. Description of above lands, 121 

June 10. Petition of Jacob Borst and others, praying a 
patent for the quantity of 18,000 acres, of a certain tract 
of land, situate in the county of Albany, about six miles 
west from Schohary, between the mountains of Schohary 
and the hill, called by the Indians Onuntadasha, 122 

June 11. Petition of Koenradt Kanterman, for license to pur- 
chase 2,000 acres of a tract of vacant land, in the county ■ 
of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, near 
a place called the Gyten Bergh, adjoining or near to the 
patent of Peter Wagener, 123 

June 12. License to Mathew Ferral, to purchase 130,000 
acres of land, lying on the south and southwest of Scho- 
hary, beginning near a branch of a creek, called by the 
Indians Adaquashtangey, and continuing down the same, 
to the place where it empties itself, 124 

June 12. Petition of Mathew Ferrall, in behalf of himself 
and company, for the above license, 125 

June 12. Petition of Johan Joost Herkimer, and his son 
Hendrick, praying a patent for 2,500 acres of a certain 
tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, at the Fall hill, beginning on 
the south bank of the Mohawks river, at the northwest 
corner of Lindesay & Co.'s patent; together with a small 
island, containing about two acres, lying in said river, 
above the place where said tract begins, and 150 acres on 
the south side of said river, near Conajohary, and conti- 
guous to lands granted Peter Wagener and others, 126 

June 20. Warrant for a patent, to Hugh Went worth, for 
2,000 acres of land, situate in the county of Ulster, near 
the New Paltz, with 127 

1750. Dec. 29. Certificate to Hugh Wentworth, for three tracts of 

land, on the west side of Hudson's river, in the county of 
Ulster, in the vicinity of Jeffrow's hook, containing to- 
gether 2,000 acres, 127 

1751. Sept. 6. Petition of Abraham Hasbrouck and others, praying 

a patent for the quantity of 2,000 acres, out of the unap- 
propriated lands in Evans' vacated patent, in the county 
of Ulster, lying to the southward and southwestward of 
New Paltz patent, and some parcels lying to the south- 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 263. 

Page. 
1751. ward of the land granted to Noah Eltinge and Nathaniel 

Lefever, 128 

Sept. G. Petition of Alexander Colden and others, the pro- 
prietors and inhabitants of a tract of land, above the 
Highlands, at a place called Qnassaick, now commonly 
called Newburgh patent, in Ulster county, praying a 
confirmation of 500 acres of land to the present trustees, 
formerly held by the Palatines as a glebe, 129 

Sept. 17. Return of a survey, for Thomas Braine, of 2,000 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, being part of a 
tract purchased of the Indians, by Walter Butler and 
others, beginning at the southwest corner of a tract of 
land, near the township of Schohary, formerly surveyed 
for James De Lancey, 130 

Sept. 18. Return of a survey, for Johan Joost Herkimer, and 
his son Hendrick Herckimer, of two tracts of land, situate 
in the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mo- 
hawks river ; the first includes a hill called the Fall hill, 
begins on the south bank of the Mohawks river, at the 
north corner of a tract of land granted to John Lindsay 
and Phillip Livingston, and contains 2,180 acres, includ- 
ing a small island in the Mohawks river ; the other lies 
near Conajohary, begins at the northeast corner of a tract 
of land granted to Coenradt Wiser and others, and con- 
tains 144 acres, 131 

Sept. 18. Return of a survey for Jacob Borst and others, of 
two certain tracts of land situate in the county of Albany, 
between the mountains of Schohary and the hill called by 
the Indians Onuntadagka, on a creek called by the Indians 
Oschaleghe, otherwise Cobus kill, containing together 
18,000 acres of land, 132 

Sept. 23. Affidavit of Samuel Morrell, in relation to the 
appointment of Alexander Colden, and Richard Albertson 
as trustees for the Glebe land of Qnassaick patent, 133 

Oct. 5. Petition of Jacob Borst and others, praying a patent 
for 18,000 acres of land surveyed for them to the west- 
ward of Schohary, 134 

Oct. 7. Petition of John Frederick Bauch and others, for 
license to purchase 12,000 acres of a tract of land lying 
about 12 miles west from Schohary and on the southerly 
side of the creek called Otsgarege, 135 

Oct. 8. Petition of John Lawyer and Phillip Bergh, for license 
to purchase 4,000 acres of land situated northerly from 
the patent of Schohary, three several vacant tracts, the 
first of which lies on the west side of the patent of Morris 

. and Coeymans, the second between the aforesaid patent 
and the lands granted to Myndert Schuyler and Co., and 
the third tract lies between the last mentioned lands, and 
the manor of Renselaerswyck, 136 

Oct. 8. Rough description of the foregoing lands, drawn up 
by Lawyer and Bergh, 137 

Oct/8. Petition of Stephen Bayard and others, praying a 



264 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiv. 

Page. 

1751. further license to purchase 28,000 acres of land on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, 137 

Oct. 18. Petition of John Leake, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of the land lying unappropriated in Evans' vacated 
patent in Ulster county 138 

Nov. 7. Petition of John Beecker and Johannis Eckerson, 
praying a further license to purchase 4,000 acres of land 
situate to the southeast of Schoharie, upon a branch of a 
creek called Schoharie, on the east side of the said creek, 139 

Nov. 19. Minute of council in relation to land purchased at 
Onondago, from the Indians, by Col. Johnson, 140 

1752. Jan. 8. Petition of Goldsbrow Banyar and two others, pray- 

ing a patent for 6,000 acres of vacant land lying to the 
westward of Schohary, between two tracts lately surveyed 
and laid out for Jacob Borst and others, 141 

March 3. Warrant for a patent to Alexander Colden and 
Richard Albertson, for the glebe lands at Quassaick, in 
the county of Ulster, containing 500 acres, 142 

March 14. Deed of surrender of Alexander Colden and 
Richard Albertson, of 500 acres of land, being the glebe 
land of Quassaick patent in Ulster county, 143 

April 16 Petition of Rudolph Staley and Johan Joost 
Herckheimer, junior, for license to purchase 16,000 acres 
of a tract of land situate on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, above the fall called the Long fall, adjoining to the 
southermost part of the patent of Burnet's Field, 144 

April 23. Indian deed to Coenrad Contreman, of Canajoharie, 
of a tract of land situate in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river near Canajohary, and 
upon the south side of a creek called by the Indians Ots- 
quaga, containing 950 acres, 145 

May 1. Indian deed to Johannes Lawyer and Phillip Bergh, 
of two several tracts of land situate near Schohary, in the 
county of Albany, the first being about four miles east of 
Schohary, and beginning at the eastermost corner of a 
small tract of land granted to Lewis Morris and Andries 
Coeiman, thence running to Kings creek, and containing 
about 2,800 acres, the other of the said tracts being about 
one mile west from Schohary, and containing 200 acres,. 146 

May 7. Petition of Jacob Zimmerman and John Joost Schnell, 
for license to purchase 4,000 acres of the tract of land 
lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of the 
Mohawks river, about six miles below the great flatts, 
between the lands there belonging to Petrus Van Driesen 
and Cornelius Cuyler, 147 

May 7. Petition of Jacob Starnbergh, for license to purchase 
a tract of land lying in the county of Albany, at Schoharie, 
between the two patents of Kneescarns town, containing 
about 500 acres, 148 

May 8. Petition of Teady Magin, of the city of Albany, in 
behalf of himself and others, for license to purchase 8,000 
acres of a certain tract of vacant land lying in the county 
of Albany, beginning at the bounds of Stone Raby patent 



vol. xiv.] LAND PAPERS. 265 

Page. 
1752. and running from thence to a creek called Canadas kill, 
at Burnet's'field, and adjoining to the patent of Connajo- 

harie, 149 

May 13. Caveat entered by Nich. Beryard and company, 
against the granting of any patent to Theobald, Adam, 
Frederick and Andries Young, for a tract of land lying 
near Peter Wagener's patent, on a creek which empties 
itself into the great lake, until they are heard, 150 

May 20. Petition of Henry Holland, for a patent for a house 
and lot of ground situate in Dock street in the city of 
New York, 150 

May 21. Deed of Henry Holland, surrendering the remain- 
der of the term of ninety-nine years in a lot of ground in 
Dock street in the city of New York, 151 

May 21. Indian deed to Teobalt Yong and Adam Yong of 
Canajoharie, in the county of Albany, of a tract of land 
situate on the south side of the Mohawks river, twelve 
miles distant from the same, and lying to the west of a 
tract granted to Pieter Wagenear and others, beginning 
by a hole where a stream of water runs into the ground 
called by the Indians Theoghsowone, 152 

May 21. Warrant for a patent to Henry Holland, for a house 
and lot of ground in Dock street in the city of New York, 153 

May 25. Petition of Augustus Van Cortlandt, praying a 
patent for a tract of vacant land in the county of Albany 
at Schoharie, between two patents there granted to Myn- 
dert Schuyler & Co., and to Lewis Morris & Co., and 
containing 887 acres, 154 

June 15. Return of a survey for William Smith and James 
Brown, of four several tracts of land within that tract of 
land called the equivalent lands lately surrendered by the 
colony of Connecticut to the government, containing 
together 3,590 acres, I 56 

June 18. Petition of Koenradt Kanterman, praying a patent 
for a tract of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks 
river near Canajohary, upon the south side of a creek 
called by the Indians Otsquaga, containing 950 acres of 
land, 157 

June 24. Petition of John Leake, praying a patent for 200 
acres of land bounded northerly by the patent of New 
Paltz, in the county of Ulster, and southerly by the lands 
there belonging to Noah Elting, 158 

June 24. Petition of Johannes Lawyer and Philip Bergh, 
praying a patent for two tracts of land lying near Scho- 
harv, in the county of Albany, containing about 3,000 
acres, loy 

June 24. Petition of Augustus Van Cortiandt, praying a 
patent for 2,000 acres of land at Schoharie, lying between 
two patents there granted to Myndert Schuyler, Robert 
Livingston and others, and to Lewis Morris and Andries 
Coeman, 160 

June 24. Petition of Theobalt Yongh and others, praying a 
patent for 14,000 acres of a certain tract of land in the 
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266 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xiv. 

Page. 
1752 county of Albany, on the south side of Mohawks river 
about twelve miles distant from said river lying to the 
west of a tract granted to Peter Wagener and others,. . 161 

June 26. Affidavit of Peter D. Schuyler, in relation to the 
land purchased of the Indians at Canajogarie, by Theo- 
bald Young, 162 

June 26. Affidavit of David Schuyler, in relation to the lands 
purchased of the Indians at Canajogarie, by Theobald 
Young, 163 

June 30. Petition of Arent Stevens, in behalf of himself and 
company, for a license to purchase 30,000 acres of a cer- 
tain tract of land situate on the north side of the Mohawks 
river beginning at or near Canada creek, and running 
from thence along the bounds of Van Dam & Co.'s patent 
to a place called Anthony's nose, being about twelve miles 
in breadth, 164 

June 30. Petition of David Schuyler and others, praying a 
license to purchase 32,000 acres of a tract of land on the 
south side of the Mohawks river and on both sides of and 
near a creek called Ooks creek, 165 

July 1. Petition of Stephen Bayard and others, for a con- 
firmation of 20,000 acres of a purchase made by them of 
the Indians on the south side of the Mohawks river which 
has been infringed upon by a later purchase of Theobald 
Young & Co., 166 

July 1. Petition of Abraham Kipp of Dutchess county, and 
Moses Cantyne of Kingston in the county of Ulster, pray- 
ing a patent for a ferry across Hudson's river, 167 

July 6. Return of a survey for John Neilson, of the several 
tracts of land in the county of Orange, being part of 
Evans' vacated patent, and containing in all 2,000 acres, 168 

July 11. Affidavit of John V. Cortlandt, in relation to the 
lands on the Mohawk river, purchased of Stephen Bayard 
& Co., and Theobald Yongh & Co., 169 

July 13. Petition of John Chambers and others, praying a 
patent for the soil of the Hudson river fronting their lots 
in New Windsor, Ulster county, to the distance of 60 feet 
from high water mark, 170 

July 14. Petition of Archibald Kennedy, collector of his 
majesties customs, praying a grant of the lot in the city of 
New York, on which the building used for a custom 
house formerly stood, the said building having been pre- 
sented by a grand jury as a nuisance and accordingly 
demolished, 171 

July 21. Warrant for a patent to Archibald Kennedy, for 
the last mentioned lot, with 172 

July 21. Map of the same, (between Dock and Bridge streets 
in the city of New York,) 172 

July 25. Return of a survey for Abraham Fonda, of a cer- 
tain island on Hudson's river between Clavereck and the 
manor of Livingston, commonly called and known by the 
names of Fosterick or Tien Pondts Island containing 250 
acres, .- 173 



vol. xrv.] LAND PAPERS. 267 

Page. 
1752. July 28. Petition of Teleman Cuyler and others, for a license 
to purchase 6,000 acres of vacant land on the west side of 
Hudson's river to the southward of the manor of Rense- 

laer, and on the north side of Caters kill, 174 

Aug. 1 . Return of a survey for Johannes Lawyer and Phillip 
Bergh, of two certain tracts, one of which lies about four 
miles east of Schoharie on the road from thence to Albany, 
and the other lies about one mile west from Schoharie, 

containing together 2,640 acres, 175 

Aug. 1. Return of a survey for Coenradt Kanterman, of a 
certain tract of land situate in the county of Albany, on 
the south side of the Mohawks river near Cannojohary, 
and upon the south side of a creek or brook called by the 
Indians Otsquaga, beginning where another brook called 
Oekstingo falls into the same, and containing 905 acres, 176 



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1752-1760. 



1 '752. August V. Petition of Abraham Fonda, praying letters patent 
for a small island lying in Hudson's river, in the county 
of Albany, near Claverack, and known by the name of Fos- 
terick or Tien pondts Island, (Vastrick's Island, Columbia 
county,) 1 

August 10. Return of survey for Theobald Young and oth- 
ers, of a certain tract of land, containing 14,000 acres, 
situate in the county of Albany, being part of a tract 
lately purchased, in his majesty's name, from the Indian 
proprietors, by Theobald Young and Adam Young, on 
the south side of the Mohawks river, about twelve miles 
distant from said river, lying to the west of a tract of laud 
granted to Peter Wagganer, David Schyler and others, 
and to the south east of a tract of land granted to James 
Henderson and others, (Warren, Herkimer county,) .... 2 

August 10. Return of survey for Richard Durham, of a tract 
of land, containing 2,000 acres, lying on the west side of 
Hudson's river, in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (Plattville, 
Ulster county,) 3 

Return of survey for John Lake, of three several tracts of 
land, containing together, 2,000 acres, lying on the west 
side of Hudson's river, in the county of Ulster, being 
part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
(Plattville, Ulster county,) 4 

August 10. Petition of Thomas Ellison, praying a patent of 
2,000 acres of the land formerly granted to Capt. John 
Evans, and also for the soil now lying under water, six 
hundred feet from high water mark into Hudson's river, 
the whole extent of a certain tract of land belonging to 
said Thos. Ellison, in the county of Ulster, at a place 
called New Windsor, (Shawangunk, Ulster county,) .... 5 

August 14. Petition of Samuel Auchmuty and eight others, 
praying a patent for 18,000 acres of land, being part of 
two tracts : the one purchased by Walter Butler, from the 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 269 

Page. 
1752. Indians, in 1733, situate in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, and to the westward of 
the township of Schenectady ; and of another tract, pur- 
chased by Jacob Glen and others, from the Indians, in 
1734, situate in the comity of Albany, on the north side 
of the Maquase river, near fifty miles above Schenectady, 
(Duanesburgh, Schenectady county, and Fairfield, Herki- 

ker county,) (see page 35,) 6 

August 21. License to Teleman Cuyler and others, to piir- 
chase, in his majesty's name, of the native Indian proprie- 
tors, 6,000 acres of the vacant lands lying in the county 
of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, to the 
southward of the manor of Renslaer, and on the north 

side of Katers kill, (Greene county,) 7 

Sept. 22. Return of survey for John Chambers and fourteen 
others, of water lots fronting the lands on Hudson's river, 
and lying between the north bounds of the land belonging 
to Thomas Ellison and the north bounds of the land 
belonging to said John Chambers, (at New Windsor, 

Orange county,) ° 

Sept. 22. Return of survey for Augustus Van Cortlandt, of a 
certain tract of land, containing 1,270 acres, situate in the 
county of Albany, at Schohary, between two tracts of 
land, the one granted to Myndert Schuyler and others, 
and the other to Lewis Morris, Jun., (Schoharie, Schoharie 

county,) 9 

Sept. 25. Petition of Danl. Hasbroucq and others, praying 
that letters patent may be granted unto Abrm. Hasbrouck 
and others for a certain tract of land, containing 2,000 
acres, laid out for them, and always reputed to be within 
the bounds of the New Paltz patent, until the year 1709, 

(New Paltz and Shawangunk, Ulster county,) 10 

Sept. 26. Caveat entered by Noah Elting, in behalf of him- 
self and others, against the granting letters patent to 
Abrm. Hasbrook or to any other persons whatever, for all 
or any part of a certain tract of land lying in the county 

of Ulster, near the N. Paltz, 11 

[No date.] Petition of Johannes Lawyer, Jun., and others, 
praying letters patent for 6,000 acres of a certain tract of 
land, purchased from the Indians, lying south and south 
west from Schoharie, in the county of Albany, beginning 
at a certain place, called by the Indians, Jothahoike, on 
Schoharie creek, then up the stream of said creek to the 
utermost branch thereof, and on the east side of said creek 
every way ten miles from the beginning place thereof to 
the end, and on the west side of said creek, every way 
twenty miles, containing upwards of 12,000 acres, (Scho- 
harie county,) 12 

[No date.] Petition of Jacob Frederick Lawyer and Hiero- 
nimus Kreisler, praying letters patent for 4,000 acres of a 
certain tract of land, purchased of the Indians, lying in 
the south and south west part of Schoharie, in the county 
of Albany, (Schoharie county,) 13 



270 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 

1752. Oct. 5. Petition of William Bauch and others, praying let- 
ters patent for a certain tract of land, containing about 
6,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany, on both sides 
of Schoharie creek, and contiguous to several small tracts 
of land granted to William York and others, and also for 
three small islands in said creek, containing together about 
12 acres, (Middleburgh, Schoharie county,) 24 

1744. April 17. Indian deed to Jacob Fredk. Lawyer, William 
Bauch and Heronimus Kreisler, of a certain tract of land, 
lying in the south and south west of Schoharie, in the 
county of Albany, and begins at the foot of a hill called 
Furberg, then with a straight line to the north east corner 
of a patent granted to Capt. Edwcl. Clarke, then westerly 
along the line of the aforesaid land to Schoharrie creek 
river, then one mile more westerly into the woods from 
said river, then northerly to a creek, called by the Indians, 
Oneyagine, and by the Christians, Stone creek, then one 
mile more northerly from said Stone creek, then easterly 
to the south west corner of the great patent of Schoharie, 
granted to Myndert Schuyler, Peter Vonbrugh and others, 
including all the lands on both sides of Schoharie river, 
between the before mentioned patents, that were not sold 

before, (Schoharie county,) indorsed with, 15 

April 17. Certificate of Johannes S. Lawyer, that the Indians 
received full payment for said tract, and also with 15 

1752. Oct. 4. Acknowledgment of Edwd. Holland, that the same 

was duly executed by the Indians, in his presence, 15 

Sept. 1 8. Certificate of Direck Hagadorn and Lodowig Reik- 
ert, that they were sent by Nichs. York, William Bauch 
and Jacob Fred : Lawyer, to Johannes Becker, requesting 
him to go along with them to New York, before the 
govr. and council, and bring with him all his writings 
concerning the land in dispute between said parties, with 16 

1744. April 16. Account of monies paid the Indians, for land round 
and between the patent of Nichs. York, Jacob Fred. 
Lawyer and others, 16 

1752. Oct. 13. Return of survey for Abrm. Hasbrouck and others, 
for two certain tracts of land, containing together 870 
acres, situate in the county of Ulster, being part of the 
lands formerly granted to Capt. Jno. Evans, (New Paltz, 

Ulster Co.,) 17 

Oct. 26. Indian deed for Arent Stephens, Dow Fonda and 
others, for a certain tract of land, beginning at a great 
rock, lying on the west side of a creek, called by the In- 
dians Caniadutta, and runs from said rock, to a tract of 
land granted to Peter Winne and others, and along the 
bounds thereof, to a tract of land granted to Harme Van 
Slyke and De Peyster ; then along the bounds thereof, to a 
tract of land called Stonerabie, and then along the E. and 
N.E. bounds thereof to the place where it began, contain- 
ing about 20,000 acres, (Ephratah, Fulton Co.,) with 18 

Oct. 19. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, surveyor, and of 
Col.William Johnson, one of his majesty's council, of the 



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Page. 
] 752. province of New York, that the bounds therein described 

are correct, *° 

Nov. 9. Indian deed to John Fred : Bauch, and four others, 
for a certain tract of land, in the county of Albany, to the 
westward of Schoharie, and on the south side of a creek, 
called by the Indians Otsgarege, and by the inhabitants 
Cobus kill, containing about 4,000 acres, (Cobleskill, 
Schoharie Co.,) indorsed with 19 

Nov. 9. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, that the bounds 
described therein are correct, and that the purchase 
money has been paid and is legally executed, 19 

Nov. 13. Petition of Lambertus Starmbergh, praying a li- 
cense to purchase 2,000 acres of the vacant lands, situate 
in the county of Albany, on the east of the large Scho- 
harie patent, and on the north and south of Fox's kill, and 
also a small piece lying on Cobus kill, near Hendk. Stub- 
raghs, (Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,) 20 

Nov. 13. Petition of Lawrence Lawyer, praying a license to 
purchase 2,000 acres of the vacant lands, situate in the 
county' of Albany, between Schoharie and Cobus kill, 
(Schoharie Co.,) 21 

Nov. 13. Petition of Jacob Miller, praying a license to pur- 
chase 400 acres of the vacant land, situate in the county 
of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks river, be- 
tween the patent of the German flatts and Glen's pur- 
chase, (Herkimer, Herkimer Co.,) 22 

Nov. 13. Petition of Johannes Becker, Junr., and others, 
praying a license to purchase 6,000 acres of vacant land, 
in the county of Albany, on the north side of Cobus kill, 
and on the east of the patent granted to Jacob Borst, 
Jacob C. TenEyke and others, near Schoharie, (Carlisle 
and Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,) 23 

Nov. 15. Petition of Arent Stevens and nine others, praying 
a patent for 20,000 acres of a certain tract of land, pur- 
chased from the Indians, situate in the county of Albany, 
on the north side of the Mohawks river, near Stonerabie, 

(Ephratah, Fulton Co.,) 24 

Nov. 15. Petition of Christopher Blondel, storekeeper of the 
fort at New York, praying a lease of a certain lot and 
tenement, situate on Hudson's river, to the northwest- 
ward of the northwest corner of Fort George, in the city 
of New York, said lot was formerly granted by Govr. 

Hunter to Thomas Elde, (see page 29,) 25 

Nov. 16. License to Jacob Miller, to purchase of the native 
Indians, 400 acres of some vacant land, situate in the 
county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, between the patent of the German flatts and Glen's 

purchase, (Herkimer Co.,) • • • • 26 

Nov. 20. Draft of a warrant, to survey the lake Canunda, 
and the lands there purchased, by Col. Win. Johnson, of 

the Irdians, * * * \« 

Nov. 21. Petition of Matthew Ferrall, in behalf of himself 
and company, praying a license to complete the purchase 



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Page. 

1752. from the Six Nations of Indians, of 130,000 acres of a 
large tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, to the 
south and southwest of Schohary, 28 

Nov. 23. Warrant to Christopher Blundell, storekeeper of 
the fort at New York, granting him a lease of 99 years, 
for a lot and tenement : the lot was formerly granted by 
Govr. Hunter to Thomas Elde, 29 

Nov. 30. Petition of John Fredk. Bauch and others, praying 
letters patent, for a certain tract of land, in the county of 
Albany, to the westward of Schoharie, and on the south 
side of a creek, called by the Indians Otsgarage, and by 
the inhabitants Cobus kill, containing about 4,800 acres, 
(Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,) 30 

Nov. 30. Return of survey for Goldsbrow Banyar, John 
Benson and Joseph Webb, junr., of a certain tract of land 
land situate in the county of Albany, eight miles west 
from Schoharie, containing about 4,000 acres, (Cobleskill, 
Schoharie Co.,) 31 

Nov. 30. Bond from Joseph Simson to Abrm. Hasbrouck 
and others, for fifty pounds, conditioned that Noah Elting 
shall pay the costs and charges that shall be awarded to 
the said Abraham Hasbrouck and others, by reason of a 
caveat entered by Noah Elting against granting letters 
patent to the said Hasbrouck and others for a certain tract 
of land in the county of Ulster, (New Paltz and Shawan- 
gunk, Ulster Co.,) 32 

Dec. 6. Letter from Cadwallader Colden to Goldsbrow Ban- 
yar, Esq., secretary of the province, directing him to 
change the course of a certain patent, 33 

Dec. 15. Memorial of Walter Rutherford, in behalf of himself 
and others, praying further time to prove the allegations 
of the persons interested in a certain tract of land com- 
monly called the Canajoharie patent, (Canajoharie, &c, 
Montgomeiy Co.,) 34 

1753. Feb. 5. Return of a survey for Saml. Auchmuty and others, 

of sundrey tracts of land containing together 18,000 acres 
of land, being part of two larger tracts situate in the 
county of Albany. The one of which said two larger 
tracts is on the south side of the Mohawks river, and to 
the westward of the township of Schenectady, purchased 
in the year 1733, from the Indians, by Walter Butler and 
others, the other of said larger tracts is on the north side 
of the Mohawks river, near the falls below Burnet's field, 
about fifty miles from Schenectady, and purchased in the 
year 1734, from the Indians, by Jacob Glen and others, 
(Butler's purchase, Duanesburgh, Schoharie Co., and Glen's 
purchase, Fairfield, Herkimer Co.,) 35 

Feb. 5. Return of survey for Thomas Ellison, of two certain 
tracts of land situate in the county of Ulster, being part 
of the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans ; and 
also, of the soil under the water, fronting said Ellison's 
land in Ulster county, ( Wallkill and Crawford,) 36 

Feb. 5. Return of survey for Arent Stephens and others, of 



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Pago. 
1753. a certain tract of land containing 20,000 acres, situate in 
the county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks 

river, near Stone Rabie, (Ephratah, Pulton county,) 37 

Feb. 23. Petition of Noah Elting, praying a stay of the 
patent intended to be granted to Abrm. Hasbrouck and 
others, of a certain tract of land in the county of Ulster, 
near the New Paltz, formerly patented to Lewis Dubois, 
(New Paltz and Shawangunk, Ulster Co.,) 38 

Feb. 13. Offer of Noah Elting to Abrm. Hasbrouck and others, 
to convey to the owners of the New Paltz patent a share 
of so much of the lands contained between the line run 
from Mogonck to the marked tree at Hudson's river, being 
south fifty -two degrees east, and the line run from Mo- 
gonck to the Great Stucks heck, to a marked stone, and 
another line run from the said stone, at the Great Stucks 
heck to the said marked tree, and comprehended within 
a patent lately obtained by said Noah Elting, in propor- 
tion to their several rights in the Paltz patent, they pay- 
ing their proportionate parts of the costs and expense in 
obtaining said patent, upon condition that he shall hold 
the lands, &c, in his possession, which he claims under 
the title of Lewis Dubois, and that said Abrm. Hasbrouck 
first give a deed in trust, to convey the same to him in 
fee simple, after said Hasbrouck obtains a patent, and also 
unto Nathl. Lefever, the lands in his possession and a pro- 
portionate part to each of them, of the undivided lands 
comprehended in their patent and claimed by the owners 
of the Paltz patent, (New Paltz and Shawangunk, Ulster 
Co.,) 39 

Feb. 23. Order for Mr. Elting to serve a copy of his petition 
on Mr. Hasbrouck, and appointing a day for the parties 
to be heard in relation thereto, and that Mr. Elting do 
give security to answer such charges as shall be awarded, 40 

Feb. 24. Bond of Noah Elting and George Harrison, for the 
sum of £30, to pay such costs and charges as shall be 
adjudged unto Abrm. Hasbrouck and others, in case the 
petition of said Noah Elting be found frivolous, 41 

March 2. Petition of Nich's Colton and Edward Wilkins, 
praying letters patent for 2,000 acres of land in Evans' 
patent, lying in the highlands, in the county of Orange, 
upon and between the mountains contiguous to the lands 
lately granted to the children of Richd. Bradley, deceased, 42 

April 10. Answer and petition of John Becker and Johannes 
Eckerson, in pursuance to his Excellency's order, showing 
why the prayer of the petition of Wm. Bauch and others 
ought not to be granted, and praying letters patent for 
3,000 acres of a tract of land purchased by them from 
the Indians, (Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,) 43 

April 13. Petition of Johannes Saml. Pruyn and DirckBratt 
Van Schoonmaker, praying a license to purchase 4,000 
acres of a tract of vacant land, situate in the county of 
Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, and on 

35 



274 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 
1753. the west of Schoharie creek, near a kill called by the 

Indians Canagharagarie, 44 

April 16. Caveat entered by Thomas Ellison against grant- 
ing to John Chambers and Company or any others, the 
soil under the water of Hudson's river fronting the lot of 
land on which he dwells until he shall be further heard 
concerning the same, 45 

April 27. Petition of Rudolph Staley and Johan Joost Herch- 
heimer, junr., praying a license to purchase 16,000 acres 
of a tract of woodland, situate in the county of Albany, 
on the south side of the Mohawks river above the fall 
called the Long Fall, adjoining the southernmost patent 
of Burnett's field, and extending southerly into the woods, 
(German Flats and Columbia, Herkimer Co.,) 46 

April 27. Caveat entered by Frances Nicoll, widow, against 
granting to Thomas Ellison, the soil under Hudson's river 
fronting the lot of land on which she dwells until she be 
heard concerning the same, 47 

April 28. Petition of Abrm. Deyou, praying letters patent 
for 2,000 acres of the land in Evans' patent in the county of 
Ulster to the southward and southwest of the New Paltz 
patent, 48 

May 1. Petition of Teady Magin, praying a license to pur- 
chase of the Indians 30,000 acres of a certain tract of 
land in the county of Albany, beginning at the bounds of 
Stone Rabey patent, and running from thence to a creek 
called Canada kill, adjoining the patent of Canajoharie, 
and is in breadth about twelve miles, (Oppenheim & Eph- 
ratah, Fulton Co.,) , 49 

May 6. Draught of the land patented to Wm. Bauch and 
others, and of the lands adjacent thereto, claimed by 
Johannes Becker and Teunis Eckerson, as having been 
conveyed and confirmed to them both by purchase, and a 
deed of gift from the Indians, (Middleburgh, Schoharie 
Co.,) (see page 43,) 50 

May 19. Indian deed to Lambartus Starnbergh, of two tracts 
of land lying at Schohary in the county of Albany, the first 
of which beginning in the east line of the lands granted to 
Myndert Schuyler and others, called the Schohary patent, 
and at the northwest corner of a tract of land granted to 
Lewis Morris and Andries Quieman, and runs from thence 
along the said line of Schohary patent north twenty-five 
degrees east one hundred and forty chains, then south 
seventy-five degrees, east one hundred and fifteen chains, 
then south twenty-five degrees, west one hundred and forty 
chains to the said tract granted to Lewis Morris and An- 
dries Queman, and then along the same to the place where 
this tract began, containing 1,500 acres; the other tract 
begins at the southeast corner of the said tract granted to 
Lewis Morris and Andries Quieman, and runs from thence 
south twenty-seven degrees, west one hundred and thirty 
chains, then north*seventy-five degrees,_ west one hundred 
and twenty-five chains to the said east line or bounds of 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 275 

Page. 
1753. Schohary, and then along the same and the bounds of the 
said tract granted to Lewis Morris andAndries Quieman, 
to the place of beginning, containing 1,600 acres, (Scho- 
harie, Schoharie Co.,) indorsed with 51 

May 19. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
bounds described therein are correct, and that the purchase 
money had been paid to the Indians in his presence, &c, 51 

Mary 19. Indian deed to Johannes Becker and others, of a 
certain tract of land about six miles west from Schohary 
in the county of Albany, on the northeast side of a creek 
called by the Indians Aschalege, and by the Christians 
Cobus kill, containing 6,000 acres, (Carlisle and Cobles- 
kill, Schoharie Co.,) indorsed with 52 

May 19. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
purchase money has been paid to the Indians in his pre- 
sence, &c, 52 

May 29. Petition of Annatie U. Ziellie, David Becker and 
others, freeholders and inhabitants upon the low lands 
at Schohary in the county of Albany, praying a grant of 
1,000 acres of woodland adjoining their plantations, and 
petitioned for by Thomas Eckerson and others, (Middle- 
burgh, Schoharie Co.,) 53 

May 29. Caveat entered in behalf of Annatie V. Ziellie, 
widow, David Becker and others, against Thomas Ecker- 
son and others, obtaining a grant of the unpatented lands 
adjoining their plantations at Schohary in the county of 
Albany, until they be heard concerning the same, 54 

June 6. Petition of Jacob Starnberger and others, praying 
a license to purchase of the Indians 8,000 acres of a cer- 
tain tract of land situate in the county of Albany at Scho- 
hary, between the large patent of Schohary and the patent 
of Renselaerwyck, on both sides of Foxes' creek, (Scho- 
harie, Schoharie Co.,) 55 

June 27. Petition of David Schuyler and others, praying a 
license to purchase of the Indians a certain tract of vacant 
land about 7£ miles square, situate in the county of Albany, 
adjoining the west side of a lake called Caniadarage, and 
contiguous to lands lately granted to Adam Young, (Plain- 
field, Richfield and Exeter, Otsego Co., and Winfield, 
Herkimer Co.,) 56 

July 4. Petition of John Schuylef and Abrm. Douw, in behalf 
of themselves and others, praying a license to purchase 
of the Indians 28,000 acres of a' certain tract of land lying 
in the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, on both sides of a creek called Ooks creek, (Sacon- 
daga patent, chiefly in Fulton Co.,) 57 

July 16. Return of survey for John Frederick Bauch and 
others, of a certain tract of land containing 36,000 acres 
situate in the county of Albany to the westward of Scho- 
hary and on the south side of a creek called by the Indians 
Otsgarage, and by the inhabitants Cobus kill, (Cobles- 
kill, Schoharie Co.,) 38 

July 18. Petition of Johannes Becker, Junr., and others, 



276 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 
1*753. praying letters patent for a certain tract of land, situate 
about six miles west of Schohary, in the county of Al- 
bany, on the north side of a creek, called by the Indians 
Aschalege, and by the Christians Cobus kill, containing 
6,000 acres, (Carlisle and Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,) (see 
page 52,) 59 

July 18. Petition of Lambertus Starnbergh and Adam Starn- 
bergh, praying letters patent for two certain tracts of 
land, lying at Schohary, in the county of Albany, and 
containing together about 3,100 acres, (Schoharie, Scho- 
harie Co.,) (see page 51,) GO 

July 26. Petition of Jacob Timberman and Johan Joost 
Snell, praying a license to purchase of the Indians 4,000 
acres of a certain tract of land, lying in the county of 
Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks river, about 
six miles below the great flatts, between the lands there, 
belonging to Petrus Van Driesen and Corns. Cuyler, 
(Manheim, Herkimer Co.,) , 61 

July 20. Petition of Johannes Lawyer, Junr., and others, 
praying a license to purchase of the Indians 8,000 acres 
of a certain tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, 
about twelve miles west of Schohary, on the west and 
north side of a patent, granted to Jacob Borst, Mathw. 
Bowman and others, (Sharon, Schoharie Co.,) 62 

July 28. License to Johannes Lawyer, Junr., and others, to 
purchase of the Indians 8,000 acres of a certain tract of 
land, lying in the county of Albany, about twelve miles 
west of Schohary, on the west and north side of a patent, 
granted to Jacob Borst, Mathew Bowman and others, 
(Sharon, Schoharie Co.,) 63 

July 28. Petition of James Stewart, in behalf of himself and 
others, praying a license to purchase of the Indians 8,000 
acres of a parcel of land, lying in the county of Albany, 
on the north side of the Mohawks river, beginning at the 
south and southeast corner of a tract of land, granted to 
Arent Stevens, Dow Fonda and others, and from thence 
to the bounds of Peter Winne and Hans Hunns patents, 
called Sachendage, and also two small parcels of land, 
containing together 500 acres, lying on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, one of which lies between the lands 
of Walter Butler and Marian Scott, and the other be- 
tween the patents of Col. Schuyler, De Peyster Van Slyke 
and others, (Johnstown, Fulton Co.,) , 64 

August 7. Petition of John McNeile and others, praying a 
license to purchase of the Indians a certain tract of land, 
4 miles square, situate in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, about eight miles to the 
westward of Conagoharie castle, contiguous to lands 
there, belonging to David Young, lying partly between 
two places, called by the Indians Johaide and Joshua, 
(Stark, Herkimer Co., and Springfield, Otsego Co.,) 65 

August 27. Petition of Ury Rightmeyer and Hendk. Weaver, 
in behalf of themselves and others, praying a license to 



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PagQ. 
1753. purchase 32,000 acres of a certain tract of land, situate in 
the county of Albany, to the southward of Schoharie, be- 
ginning at the southernmost bounds of a patent granted 
to Capt. Edwd. Clarke and others, called Breakabine, and 
running from thence up along both sides of Schohary 
creek, "to the patent of the Vanbergens, running ten miles 
into the woods, on each side of the said creek, (Blenheim 

and Broome, Schoharie Co.,) (see page 69,) 66 

August 31. Petition of Augustine Moore and John Meyer, 
praying letters patent for 4,000 acres of a certain tract of 
land, lying in the county of Albany, on the south side of 
the Mohawks river, about twelve miles distant from said 
river, to the west of a tract granted to Peter Wagener, 
David Schuyler and others, and to the southeast of a 
tract granted to James Henderson and others, (Blenheim 

and Broome, Schoharie Co.,) 67 

Sept. 21. License to Ury Rightmeyer and Hendk. Weaver, 
in behalf of themselves and their associates, to purchase of 
the Indians 32,000 acres of a certain tract of land, situate in 
the county of Albany, to the southward of Schohary, be- 
ginning at the southernmost bounds of a patent, granted 
to Captn. Edwd. Clarke and others, called Breakabine, 
and running from thence up along both sides of Schoharie 
creek, to the patent of the Vanbeigens, running ten miles 

into the woods, on each side of said creek, with 09 

Sept, 7. Appointment of John Dies, by Cadwallader Colden 
and Alexr. Colden, as deputy surveyor, to survey the 

same, 69 

Sept. 1. Return of survey for John Chambei-s and others, of 
the water lots, fronting the lands of the owners and pro- 
prietors of lands on Hudson's river, between the north 
bounds of the lands of said John Chambers, and the 
north bounds of the lands of Thomas Ellison, (at New- 
Windsor, Orange Co.,) 70 

Sept. 1. Map of the soil fronting the lands of the owners and 
proprietors of lands on Hudson's river, between the north 
bounds of the lands of John Chambers, and the north 

bounds of Thomas Ellison's land, 71 

Sept. 10. Return of survey for Lambertus Harnbergh and 
Adam Harnbergh, of two certain tracts of land, contain- 
ing together 3,000 acres, lying at Schohary, in the county 

of Albany, (Schoharie, Schoharie Co.,) 72 

Sept. 10. Return of survey for Johannes Becker, Junr., and 
others, of a certain tract of land, situate about six miles 
west from Schohary, in the county of Albany, on the 
north side of a creek, called by the Indians Aschalege, 
and by the Christians Cobuskill, containing 6,000 acres, 

(Carlisle and Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,) 73 

Sept. 27. Extract of letters patent of confirmation granted 
to Wm. Leveridge, of three tracts of land lying in Kats- 
kill, near the fall of water called by the Indians Quata- 

vichnack, (Greene county,) 74 

Sept. 13. Bond from John Van Dyck and Jacob Van Dyck, 



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Page. 

1753. to Thomas Eckeroon and others, for £50, conditioned 
that the said John Van Dyck shall pay to said Thomas 
Eckerson and others, the costs and charges that may be 
awarded to the said Eckerson and others, by reason of a 
caveat entered by said John Van Dyck in behalf of him- 
self and others, against granting letters patent to Thos. 
Eckerson and others, for a certain tract of land lying on 
both sides of Schohary creek, in the county of Albany,. 75 
Oct. 2d. Petition of Ury Rightmeyer and others, praying 
letters patent for 8,000 acres of a certain tract of land 
situate in the county of Albany, about eight miles to the 
southward of Schohary, between the lands patented to 
Capt. Edward Clarke and to Garet Van Bergen, Erancis 
Salsbury and others, (Blenheim, &c, Schoharie county,). 78 
Nov. 7. Petition of Hendk. Peterson and other Mohawk 
Indians, praying that the Germans may have part of the 
land that Teady Magin intends taking up, (Russia, Nor- 
way, Salisbury, West Brunswick, <fcc., Herkimer county,) 77 
Nov. 13. Indian deed to Frederick Miller, Adam Scheifer 
and others, for a certain tract of land lying on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, and bounded as follows, viz. : 
on the north and northwest sides thereof upon Wnggoners, 
on the east and northeast sides upon Cherry Valley and 
another small patent of 500 acres, on the south and south- 
west sides thereof upon Livingston's patent, and upon the 
west side upon the lake called by the Indians Otseke, and 
a creek issuing out of the said lake, being a branch of 
Susquehannah river, indorsed with 77 

1761. March 30. Deposition of Jchn Butler, that the contents 
thereof was interpreted to the Conojohary Indians, and 

also with 77 

March 23. Certificate of Win. Johnson, that the purchase 
money specified therein was paid, 77 

1753. Nov. 18. Indian deed to James Stewart and others, for a 
certain tract of land beginning at the southeast corner 
of the land purchased by and granted to Arent Stevens, 
Dow Fonda and others, lying on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, about twenty miles above Schenec- 
tady, and about four miles and a half from the Mohawks 
river, and running from thence northerly along westerly 

bounds of a tract of land granted to Winne, Hance 

Hunn and others, then southerly to the north corner of a 
tract granted to Arent Stevens, Dow Fonda and others, 
west to the rock on the side of Canigaghthudda creek, 
where Stevens land began, from thence back the same line 
north seven degrees, west eighty-nine chains to the west 
side of Garoge creek, thence along the westerly side of 
said creek, as it runs, to the place where another creek 
called Caniahdutta, falls into the said Garoge creek, then 
closing on Stone Arabie, and also two small parcels of land 
on the north side of the Mohawks river, one of which 
begins at the southwest corner of Walter Butler's land, 
(Johnstown, Fulton county,) indorsed with 78 



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Page. 
1753. Nov. 18. Certificate of Peter Van Driesen, that the same 

was surveyed in the presence of the Indians, and also with "78 
Nov. 23. Certificates of Win. Johnson, that the purchase 
money mentioned therein was paid, and the contents 
thereof duly interpreted, 78 

1752. July 8. Bond of Win. Spencer to Geo. Clerk, for ten pounds, 

conditioned that he shall settle within six months, lot 85, 
in the township of Cherry Valley, formerly taken up by 
Charles Parker, and also that he shall be forthcoming for 

the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego county,) with 79 

List of articles contained in the obligations settled upon Mr. 
Clark's land in Cherry Valley, 79 

1753. April 27. Bond of Robert Shankland to Geo: Clerk, for £10, 

conditioned that he shall settle within six months, lott 67, 
in the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) : 80 

April 27. Bond of Geo: Burne to Geo: Clerk, for £10, con- 
ditioned that he shall settle within six months, lot 6, in 
in the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 81 

May 9th. Bond of Geo. Rickart to Geo. Clerk, for £10, con- 
ditioned that he shall settle within six months lots 4 and 
5, in the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 82 

May 12. Bond of Win. Farguson to Geo. Clerk, for £10, 
conditioned that he shall settle within six months lot 35, 
in the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 83 

May 22. Bond of Peter Cratty to Geo. Clerk, for £10, con- 
ditioned that he shall settle within six months lot 41, in 
fhe township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall be 
forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 84 

July 10. "Bond of Bassil Taus to Geo : Clerk for £10, condi- 
tioned that he shall' settle, within six months, lott 46, in 
the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall be 
forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, 85 

Oct. 16. Bond of Alexr. Dunlop to Geo : Clerk for £10, con- 
ditioned that he shall settle, within six months, lott 53, in 
the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall be 
forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 86 

Nov. 22. Bond of John Taus to Geo. Clerk for £10, condi- 
tioned that he shall settle, within six months, lott 45, in 
the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 87 

Nov. 28. Bond of John Harper to Geo : Clerk for £10, con- 
ditioned that he shall settle, within six months, lott 35, 



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Page. 

1753. in the township of Cherry Valley, and also that he shall 
be forthcoming for the rents and profits thereof, (Otsego 
county,) 88 

1754. Jan. 31. Copy of the 26th, 27th, 56th and 59th articles of 

his majesty's instructions to Sir Danvers Osborne. The 
26th and 27th articles relate to appeals in courts of law. 
The 56th relates to the granting and distributing 6f lands, 
the quit rents to be reserved on every 100 acres of land 
granted ; no person to be allowed more than 1,000 acres ; 
due regard to be paid to the number of persons each 
grantees family consists of, and his ability to cultivate the 
same. The 59th article requires that every person apply- 
ing for a grant of land, shall make it appear they are in a 
condition to settle and cultivate the same ; that the sur- 
veyor general cause a warrant of survey to be made out, 
and that the same be entered in the auditor's office, and 
registered in the secretary's office, &c, 89 

Feb. 25. Report of the committee .of council, to whom the 
56th and 59th articles of his majesty's instructions to Sir 
Danvers Osborne, relating to the passing grants of lands, 
were referred, 90 

March 1. Petition of Fredk. Miller and others, praying a 
further license to purchase of the Indians 24,000 acres of 
a certain tract of vacant land, in the county of Albany, 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, between a cei- 
tain lake, called Otsege, and a creek called by the Indians, 
Adaquicktinge, containing in the whole, about 30,000 
acres, 91 

March 1. Petition of Mathew Ferrall, in behalf of himself 
and company, praying a further license to purchase of the 
Six Nations of Indians, 130,000 acres of a certain tract 
of land lying in the county of Albany, to the south and 
southwest of Schohary, (Ephratah, Fulton county,) 92 

March 5. Affidavit of Wm. Johnson, to prove the purchase, 
by Mathw. Ferrall, of 130,000 acres of land, lying in the 
county of Albany, to the south and southwest of Schohary, 93 

March 1. Report of the committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Matthew Ferrall and others, praying for 
a further license to purchase 130,000 acres of land from 
the Indians, 94 

March 1. Petition of John Christr. Hartwick, in behalf of 
himself and others, praying a further license to purchase 
of the Indians, 24,000 acres of land, in the county of 
Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, to the 
westward of Schohary, (Hartwick, Otsego county,) with 95 

March 5. Affidavit of Wm. Johnson, to prove the purchase 
of certain lands, by John Christr. Hartwick, of the Cono- 
johary Indians, 96 

March 5. Report of the committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of John Christr. Hartwick, in behalf of him- 
self and others, and the petition of Fredk. Miller and 
others, praying a further license to purchase of the Indi- 
ans, 24,000 acres of land, 97 



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Pago. 
175-1. March 14. Petition of Wm. Walton and others, praying let- 
ters patent for making the wharf in Montgomery ward, in 
the city of New York, fronting the east river, from Robt. 
Livingston's lot to the east end of James Debrosses lot, a 
free wharf for the shipping and unloading of goods, wares 
and merchandize, (east of Beekman street, New York,). 98 

April 26. Petition of Evert VVynkoop and Petrus E. Elmen- 
dorph, praying the grant of a new charter to the corpora- 
tion of Kinston, in the county of Ulster, 99 

April 27. Indian deed to Johannes S. Pruyn and Dirck B. 
Van Sconover, for three certain tracts of land, situate in 
the county of Albany, to the west of Schohary, (Schoha- 
rie county,) indorsed with 100 

April 27. Certificate of Cadwallader Golden, Jun., that the 
same was surveyed by him, and the purchase money men- 
tioned therein was paid in his presence, and also with. . . 100 

April 29. Certificate of Wm. Johnson, that the same was 
duly executed, 100 

May 1 . Return of survey for Ury Rightmeyer and others, of 
three certain tracts of land, containing together 8,000 
acres, lying in the county of Albany, about 8 miles to the 
southward of Schohary, between the lands granted to 
Capt. Edwd. Clarke, and to Garret Vanbergen, Frs. 
Salisbury and others, (Blenheim and Broome, Schoharie 
county,) 101 

May 17. Draft of a warrant to Wm. Kempe, attorney gen- 
eral, to prepare letters patent to Wm. Walton and others, 
for a free wharf in the city of New York, {seepage 98,). 102 

May 18. Indian deed to Rudolp Stale and Johan Joost 
Herchkeimer, for a certain tract of land, situate in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning on the south bank of said river, at the 
uppermost marked tree, or westermost bounds of the patent 
of the great flatts, and runs from thence along said river, 
to a creek called ye Half Way kill, where it falls into the 
said river, thence south thirty-eight degrees, west six hun- 
dred and eighty chains, then south fifty-two degrees, east 
six hundred and fifty chains to and along a tract of land 
lately surveyed for Peter D. Schuyler and others, to a 
tract of land granted to David Young and others, then 
along the bounds thereof to another tract of land formerly 
granted to James Henderson and others, and then along 
the bounds thereof, north three hundred and thirty-five 
chains, and south seventy-eight degrees, and east one hun- 
dred and ninety-seven chains, and southeast one hundred 
and twenty chains, and then north to the land formerly 
purchased of the Indian proprietors thereof by the people 
of the great flatts, and then along the same to the place 
where the tract began, containing about 45,000 acres, 
(German Flats and Columbia, Herkimer county,) indorsed 
with 1 03 

May 18. Certificate of Johan Joost Herchkeimer, justice of 
the peace, that the same was duly executed, and also with 103 
36 



282 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 
1754. May 18. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
same was surveyed by him and the purchase money men- 
tioned therein paid in his presence, 103 

May 27. Indian deed to David Schuyler, Peter D. Schuyler 
and Nich's Pickett, for a certain tract of land lying in the 
county of Albany, on on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, and on the west side of a lake called Caniadarage, 
containing 45,000 acres, (Schuyler's patent, Otsego Co.,) 
indorsed with , 1 04 

May 27, Certificate of Cadwallader Colclen, junr., that the 
same was surveyed in the presence of the Indians, and the 
purchase money mentioned therein, paid in his presence, 
aud also with 104 

May 27. Certificate of Hendk. Fry, justice of the peace, that 
the same was duly executed, 104 

May 29. Indian deed to Johan Joost Schnell and Jacob Timer- 
man, for a certain tract of land lying at Canojohare, on 
the north side of the Mohawx river in the county of 
Albany, beginning at a large white pine tree marked with 
a blace and three notches on four sides, standing on the 
west side of a creek or stream of Avater called Cannady 
kill, eleven chains below a great fall in said creek, ninety 
chains from said Mohawks river, measured on a north, 
twenty degrees east course, and runs from said tree north 
eighty-four degrees, west one hundred chains, thence north 
forty-five degrees, west eighty chains, thence south three 
degrees thirty minutes, west sixty-eight chains to the said 
Mohawks river, at a marked tree standing eight chains 
below the mouth of a creek called by the Indians Cathe- 
tackne, then up the stream of the said Mohawks river, as 
it runs to a young walnut tree marked on three sides stand- 
ing opposite to the dwelling house of Han Nickoll Her- 
chen, then north fifty degrees, east forty chains, thence 
south eighty degrees, east eighty chains, to the said creek 
called Cathetackne, then up the stream thereof as it runs 
to a birch tree marked with IS, being ninety-five chains in 
a straight line, and from thence north seventy degrees, 
east ninety-one chains to the said Cannady kill, and thence 
down the stream thereof to the place of beginning, con- 
taining about 3,600 acres, (Manheim, Herkimer Co.,) in- 
dorsed with 105 

May 29. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
same was surveyed by him, and the purchase money men- 
tioned therein paid in his presence, and also with 105 

May 29. Certificate of Hendk. Fry, justice of the peace, 
that the same was duly executed, 105 

May 29. Indian deed to John Christr. Hartwick, for a tract 
of land lying on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
beginning on the west side of Susquehannah river at 
the northerly bounds of a patent granted to Arent Bradt, 
Volkert Van Veghten aud others, and running from thence 
up the said river six miles to a young lime tree, standing 
near said river extending in breadth from said river 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 2S3 

Pago. 
1754. into the woods six miles, (Hartwiok, Otsego Co.,) indorsed 

with 106 

May 29. Certificate of Win. Johnson, that the Indian pro- 
prietors have duly acknowledged the sale thereof, and that 
the purchase money therein mentioned was paid in his 
presence, and also with 10G 

May 30. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
same was surveyed in the presence of the Indians, 103 

June 6. Indian deed to Johannes Lawyer, junr., and others, 
for a certain tract of land situate in the county of Albany, 
to the westward of Schoharre, beginning on the east side 
of a creek called Otsgarrege, and containing 13,000 acres, 
(Sharon, Schoharie Co.,) indorsed with 108 

June 6. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
same was surveyed, and the purchase money mentioned 
therein paid in his presence, and also with 108 

June 6. Certificate of Jno. Babtist Van Eps, justice of the 
peace, that the same Avas duly executed, 103 

June 6. Indian deed to George Zemer and others, of a cer- 
tain tract of land lying in the county of Albany, on the 
east side of Schohary, beginning at the northeast corner 
of the northermost of two tracts of land surveyed for 
Lambertus Sternbergh, and runs from thence north twenty 
seven degrees, east ninety-two chains, then south sixty- 
six degrees, east one hundred and fifty-five chains, then 
south thirty-one degrees, east two hundred and ten 
chains, then south thirty-two degrees, west three hundred 
and ninety-eight chains, then north fifty-nine degrees, west 
four hundred chains to the bounds of the old patent of 
Schohary, then along the bounds thereof north 25 degrees, 
east thirty chains to a tract of land surveyed for Lamber- 
tus Stenbergh, and then along the bounds thereof to a 
tract of land granted to Johs. Lawyer and Phillip Bergh, 
and then round and along the bounds of the same to the 
first mentioned tract surveyed for Lambertus Stenbergh, 
and thence to the place where the first mentioned tract 
began, containing about 13,000 acres, (Schoharie, Scho- 
harie Co.,) indorsed with 109 

June G. Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., that the 
same was surveyed and the purchase money mentioned 
therein paid in his presence, and also with 109 

June G. Certificate of John Babtist Van Eps, justice of the 
peace, that the same was duly executed, 109 

June 29. Petition of some Muhheckkaunuck or river Indians, 
praying compensation for the following tracts of land, 
which have been patented without (as they allege) having 
been purchased from them : A tract lying at Wohnock- 
kanmeekkuk, to the east of Mr. Hoaftinan's, and running 
south some miles ; another tract at the upper part of 
Clavereck, or the south part of Kinderhook ; another 
large tract on the east side of Hudson's river, opposite 
Albany, beginning about two miles from the river, and 
running south till it comes to Hudson's river, excepting 



284 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 

1754. the meadows or low lands; the south part of Ransler's 

Island, a little below Albany ; another large tract, east of 

Kinclerhook, and reaching several miles to the east, taken 

tip by Mr. Van Ransler ; and another large tract called 

Tovichchook, 110 

July 4. Petition of George Klock and Wm. Nellis, hi behalf 
of himself and others, praying a license to purchase a cer- 
tain tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the 
north side of the Mohawks river, between two creeks 
there, the one called Garoge creek, and the other Caio- 
haron or Canada creek, beginning at the back or northerly 
bounds of the patented lands there, on the said river, 
formei'ly granted to Francis Harrison and others, and 
tending from thence into the woods two miles and a half, 
the whole breadth between the said creeks, and contain- 
ing about 12,000 acres, (Oppenheim and Ephratah, Fulton 

Co.,) ...Ill 

July 5. Indian deed to Teady Magin, for a tract of land, 
lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of the 
Mohawks river, between two creeks there, the one called 
Garoge creek, and the other Caioharon or Canada creek, 
beginning at the distance of about five miles from said 
river, on" the back of the northerly bounds of the lands 
there, purchased by George Klock and Wm. Nellis, in 
behalf of themselves and others, and extending from 
thence seven miles into the woods, being in breadth the 
whole distance between said creeks, (Oppenheim, Ephratah 

and Stratford, Fulton Co.,) 112 

July 22. Covenant of Augustine Moore, to convey to Golds- 
brow Banyar, one-half of a tract of land, situate in the 
county of Albany, about twelve miles to the south of the 
Mohawks river, and lying to the west of a tract of land 
granted to Peter Wagener, David Schuyler and others, 
and to the southeast of a tract granted to James Hen- 
derson and others, on his obtaining his majesty's letters 
patent, for 4,000 acres of said tract, petitioned for by the 
said Augustine Moore and John Myer, (Schuyler's patent, 

Otsego Co.,) H4 

July 30. Petition of David Schuyler and others, praying 
letters patent, for a certain tract of land, lying in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, and on the west of a lake called Caniadarage, con- 
taining 45,000 acres ; and also praying that John Myer 
and Augustine Moore may each be granted 2,000 acres of 
said tract, and that Coenradt Mathys may likewise be 
granted 1,000 acres of said tract, (Schuyler's patent, Ot- 
sego Co.,) 115 

August 12. Petition of Saml. Rodman, of the county of 
Westchester, and John Woolley, of Hempstead, in Queens 
county, praying letters patent, for establishing with a 
privilege a ferry across the East river, extending from 
Anne Hooksneck to Gravelly or Cedar Tree brook, on the 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 285 

Pago. 
1754. north side, and from the head of Hempstead harbour, to 

Matagarisons bay, on the south side of said river, 116 

August 24. Deed of Margaret Mahon, of the island of St. 
Christopher, conveying in fee to her son John Mahon, all 
the lands, tfec., in the province of New York, Long Island 
or the Jerseys, late the property of her father, Ebenezer 
Wilson, deceased, 117 

Sept. 3. Petition of Hendk. Ten Eyck, praying letters patent, 
for a small piece of land, in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, between two patents 
there, the one formerly granted to said Hendk. Ten Eyck, 
and the other to Johannes Visger, containing 195 acres, 
(Glen, Montgomery Co.,) 118 

Sept. 3. Petition of James Stewart and others, praying letters 
patent, for 24,000 acres of two certain tracts of land, lying 
in the county of Albany, on the north side of the Mo- 
hawks river, one of which lies adjoining a tract of land 
granted to Arent Stevens and others, and the other con- 
tiguous to the lands belonging to Walter Butler and 
Marian Scott, (Johnstown, Fulton Co.,) 119 

Sept. 16. Promise of some Conajohary Indians, to give to 
John Fellys a piece of land, instead of a piece which he 
lost in the patent of Peter Wagener, 120 

Sept. 30. Petition of Wm. Bauch and others, praying letters 
patent, for three tracts of land, lying in the county of 
Albany, on both sides of Schohary creek, except the part 
to the eastermost of said three tracts, lying to the north- 
east and southeast of little Schohary or Mill creek, and 
controverted by Jonannes Becker and Johannes Eckerson, 
and the petitioner on behalf of Thomas Eckerson ; and 
also for three small islands, in Schohary river, containing 
altogether about 4,000 acres, (Middleburgh, Schoharie 
Co.,) 121 

Oct. 14. Petition of Rudolph Staley, John Joost Herkimer, 
Junr., and others, praying letters patent for 34,000 acres 
of a certain tract, lying in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, adjoining to the patent 
of the great flatts, and containing about 45,000 acres, 
(German Flats and Columbia, Herkimer Co.,) 122 

Oct. 28. Indian deed to Richd. Shuckburgh, for a certain 
tract of land, lying in the Mohawks country, about four 
miles above the Mohawk castle, on the west side of Tien- 
onderoge, alias Schohoree creek, in the county of Albany, 
being bounded on the north by the patents of John P. 
Maybe and Jacob Glen and Co., southwesterly by the 
patent of Wm. Cony, and easterly by the Tienonderoge 
or Schoharee creek, containing 1,166 acres, (Glen, Mont- 
gomery Co.,) indorsed with 123 

Oct. 25. Certificate of John Lewis, that the same was sur- 
veyed by him in the presence of the Indians, and also 
with 123 

Oct. 25. Certificates of Wm. Johnson and John Lewis, that 



286 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 
1754. the purchase money mentioned therein was paid in their 

presence, and that the same was duly executed, 123 

Nov. 21. Petition of Richd. Shuckburgb. and Jacobus Van 
Dyck, praying letters patent for a certain tract of land in 
the county of Albany, about four miles above the Mohawks 
Castle on the west side of Tienonderoga or Schohary 
creek, bounded northward by lands granted to James De 
Lancey and others, southerly by lands granted to Wm. 
Correy and others, and eastwardly by Schohary creek, 
containing 1,166 acres, and also for a small tract on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, in the county of Albany, 
lying between the lands granted to Capt. Jno. Scott and 
the lands granted to James De Lancey and others, on 
both sides of a creek called Aries creek, containing 177 
acres, (Glen, Montgomery county,) 124 

Nov. 6. Covenant of Wm. Bauch and Nich's York, in behalf 
of themselves and Jacob Fredk. Lawyer, to convey to 
Johan Joost Mattys and Johan Nich's Mattys, 50 acres 
out of the eastermost end, and 100 acres out of the wester- 
most end of three certain tracts of land lying in the county 
of Albany, on both sides of Schohary creek, on their ob- 
taining letters patent for the same, (Middleburgk, Schoha- 
rie county,) 125 

July 5. Indian deed to George Klock and "Wm. Nellis and 
others, for a certain tract of land lying in the county of 
Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks river, between 
Garoge Creek and Caiharon or Canada creek, beginning 
about two miles and a quarter from said river, at the back 
or northerly bounds of the patented lands there on the 
said river, formerly granted to Frs. Harrison and others, 
but since belonging to said George Klock and others, and 
extending from thence into the woods two miles and a 
half, the whole breadth between the said two creeks being 
bounded towards the east by Garoge creek, towards the 
north by the lands purchased by Teady Magin, towards 
the west by Canada creek aforesaid, and towards the south 
by the patented lands aforesaid, containing about 12,000 
acres, (Oppenheim, andEphratah, Fulton county,) indorsed 
with 126 

Nov. 16. Certificates of John Lewis and Hendk. Fry, justice 
of the peace, that the same was surveyed by him in the 
presence of the Indians, and that the purchase money was 
•paid, and also that the same was duly executed, 126 

Dec. 10. Petition of George Klock, "Wm. Nellis and others, 
praying letters patents for a certain tract of land in the 
county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks river, 
between Garoge creek and Caiharon or Canada Creek, (see 
page 126,) 127 

Dec. 1 8. Return of survey for George Klock and "Wm. Nellis, 
and others, of a tract of land lying in the county of 
Albany, on the north side of the Mohawk river, contain- 
ing 16,000 acres, with map of the same, 128 

Dec. 19. Return of survey for Abrm. Duyon, of a certain 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 287 

Pago. 

1754. tract of land lying- on the west 3ide of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Ulster, containing 175 acres, being part of 
the lands formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, (New 
Paltz, Ulster county,) : • • • 129 

1755. Feb. 1. Return of survey for James Stewart, Hamilton 

Stewart and others, of a certain tract of land lying in the 
county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, near Canighadutta creek, containing 24,000 acres, 
(Johnstown, Fulton county,) 132 

Feb. 1. Return of survey for David Schuyler, Nich's Pickard 
and others, of a certain tract of land lying in the county 
of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, and 
on the west side of a lake called Caniadaraga, containing 
43,000 acres, (Schuyler's patent, Otsego county,) 133 

Feb. 5. Petition of Johannes Saml. Pruyn and Dirck Bratt 
Van Schoonhoven, praying letters patent for three tracts 
of land lying in the county of Albany, on the west side 
of Schohary, containing together about 2,300 acres, 134 

Feb. 5. Petition of Jacob Timberman and Johan Joost 
Schnell, praying letters patent for a tract of land at Cona- 
joharie, on the north side of the Mohawks river, in the 
county of Albany, containing about 3,600 acres, (Man- 
heim, Herkimer county,) I 35 

Feb. 28. Petition of Johannes Becker, Johannes Eckerson 
and Thos. Eckerson, praying letters patent for three tracts 
of land at Schohary, in the county of Albany, the first of 
which begins at the southeast corner of the patent of 
Schohary^ formerly granted to Myndert Schuyler, being 
on the north side of a brook called the Mill creek or little 
Schohary ; the second of which begins at the same place 
and runs thence south thirty-eight degrees, &c, and the 
third of which is a small piece of land known by the name 
of Hunters land, lying on both sides of said Mill creek, 
containing together 2,330 acres, (Middleburgh, Schoharie 
county,) 136 

April 5. Petition of John Christr. Hart wick and others, 
praying letters patent for a certain tract of land in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
beginning on the west side of Susquehannah river, at the 
northerly bounds of a patent granted to Volkert Oothoudt, 
John De Witt and others, and running from thence up 
the said river six miles to a young lime tree standing near 
said river, marked with the letters I-W, 1754, extending 
in breadth from said river into the woods six miles, con- 
taining about 24,000 acres, 137 

April 25. Petition of Jacob Foltz, Johan Joost Peterie and 
others, praying a license to purchase from the Indians '■■ 
50,000 acres of a tract of land in the county of Albany, 
on the north side of the Mohawks river, between two 
creeks, called Cajoharon and Canada creek at Burnet's 
field, and runs twenty miles into the woods, (Herkimer 

Co,) -138 

June 21. Promissory note of John Dies, for the payment of 1 1 



288 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 

1755. £155, to Cadwallader Colden and Alexr. Colden, as their 
fees for the survey aud return of a tract of land for 
Rudolph Staley, Johan Joost Herchkeimer and others, 
with receipt of Alexr. Colden, acknowledging the pay- 
ment thereof, ...... 139 

July 22. Petition of Godfried Miller, Adam Scheifer and 
others, praying letters patent for a certain tract of land 
lying in the county of Albany on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, bounded northerly by the lands granted 
to John Lindsey and othei's, southerly by a tract granted 
to Volkert Othout and others, and westerly by the lake 
Otsege and lands purchased by Jno. Christopher Hart- 
wick, containing about 32,000 acres, (Middlefield, Otsego 
Co.,) 140 

July 17. Return of survey for John Christr. Hartwick and 
others, of a tract of land in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, beginning at the north- 
westerly bounds of a tract of land granted to Volkert 
Othout and others, and runs thence west four hundred 
and eighty chains, <fec, containing 21,500 acres, (Hart- 
wick, Otsego Co.,) 141 

1756. Sept. 30. Indenture between Severyn Sybrandt and Joanna, 

his wife, of the first part, and Mary Alexander, widow, 
and sole executrix of James Alexander, deceased, of the 
other part, bargaining and selling to her, the said Mary 
Alexander, all that ninth part of Van Dam's ninth part 
of the tract of land in the county of Dutchess, commonly 
called the little or second nine partners tract, (Milan, Pine 
Plains, &c, Dutchess Co.,) 142 

1755. Dec. 20. Petition of Gilbert Burnet, eldest son and heir at 

law of Wm. Burnet, deceased, praying the annulment of 
letters patent, dated 9th April, 1719, for a certain tract of 
land containing 1,000 acres, Avhich was patented to Ann 
Mullender, and subsequently conveyed to Wm. Burnet, 
the bounds of which as described in said patent were 
found to be incorrect, and also praying a grant of said 
tract, described as follows, beginning at the northeast 
corner of the land granted to Hugo Frere, and runs then 
south forty-five degrees, east one hundred chains to the 
side of the mountains, thence along said mountains south 
thirty degrees, west one hundred chains, thence north 
forty-nine degrees, west one hundred and six chains to 
the line of Hugo Frere, and thence along the line of Hugo 
Frere as it runs north thirty degrees and thirty minutes, 
east one hundred and six chains to the place of beginning, 
(New Paltz, Ulster Co.,) 142 

1756. March 12. Advertisement of Stephen V. Cortlandt and Pierre 

V. Cortlandt, executors and devisees of P. V. Cortlandt, 
deceased, giving notice of their intention of selling several 
lots of land lying in the manor of Cortlandt, in the county 
of Westchester, in order to satisfy several debts owing 

i,: by said testator, ' 144 

1759. Feb. 12. Petition of some Houseatonuck or Stockbridge In- 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 289 

Page. 

1759. dians, praying his majesty's approbation, for disposing 
of a certain tract of land in the province of New York, 
bounded easterly by the line dividing the government of 
Boston from New York, northerly by New Hampshire, 
westerly by some lands formerly patented, southerly partly 
by Van Schaacks and Company's patent, and by the 
Patroon's patent, together with all the lands north of said 
Patroon's in the government of New York, east of Hud- 
son's river, which remain unpatented to Josiah Haywood 
and others, by granting letters patent for the same, 145 

Feb. 12. Petition of Josiah Haywood and others, praying a 
license to purchase of the Indians a certain tract of land 
land in the county of Albany, bounded northerly by the 
manor of Renslaerwyck, southerly by the patents of Kin- 
derhook, Claverack and Westenhook, 146 

Feb. 13. Petition of Samuel Robins, Asa Douglass and others, 
praying letters patent for a certain tract of land to the 
southward of the manor of Renslaerwyck, and to the 
eastward of Kiuderhook patent, (Columbia Co.,) 147 

May 25. Petition of John Tabor Kempe and Goldsbrow Ban- 
yar, praying letters patent for a certain parcel of land in 
the county of Orange, in the precinct of Haverstraw, con- 
taining 218 acres, late the property of Jobs. Mutts, who 
died without an heir, with 147 

June 21. Draft of the 62d instruction of his majesty which 
relates to the disposal, &c, of escheats and forfeitures,. . 147 

May 23. Caveat of Vincent Mathews, against granting let- 
ters patent for any of the lands within Evans' patent 
until he be first heard, (Ulster Co.,) 143 

May 25. Caveat of John Tabor Kempe, against granting let- 
ters patent for any of the lands within Evans' patent until 
he be first heard, (Ulster county,) 148 

June 21. Petition of Johannes Montauie and others, praying 
a grant of two houses and lots of ground in the city of 
New York, one of which is situate in Chamber St., late 
the property of Patk. Smith, who died intestate, and 
which became vested in Rachel, his wife, and devised by 
her to said Johannes Montanie and others, 148 

June 21. Petition of Vincent Mathews and David Mathews, 
praying letters patent for two tracts of land lying in the 
county of Orange, near Puplops kill in the highlands, 
adjoining on both sides of the lands granted to George 
Bradley and his sisters, and the lands granted to John 
Nelson, and the lands granted to Gabriel and Win. Lud- 
low, containing 1,800 acres, (Monroe, Orange Co.,) 149 

Dec. 25. Certificate of Herbert de Munster, major of the 4th 
battalion royal American regiment, that Francis Gurney 
has served for the space of 4 years, 151 

1760. Jan. 10. Petition of John R. Bleecker and others, praying a 

license to purchase of the Indians, 30,000 acres of a tract 
of land lying to the north eastward of the city of Albany, 
on the east side of Hudson's river, to the north of manor 
of Renselaer, to the west and south west of Hosick patent, 
37 



290 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv 

Pago. 
1760. and to the east of Tomhenack creek, (Cambridge, Wash- 
ington county, and Pittstown,Schaghticoke and Lansing- 
burgh, Rensselaer county,) 152 

Feb. 1. Petition of James Bradshaw, in behalf of himself 
and his associates, Nathl. Taylor and Dank Taylor and 
others, praying letters patent for a ti'act of land on the 
east side of Hudsons river, six miles square, beginning at 
Fort Edward, and running thence along Hudsons river 
towards Lake George, and to be laid out in the form of a 
township, (Kingsbury, Washington county,) 153 

Jan. 22. Petition of Danl. Prindle and 39 others, praying a 
grant of a township, six miles by eight miles, lying on the 
west of the township supposed to have been granted to 
James Bradshaw, of New Milford, in Litchfield, (Queens- 
bury, Warren county,) 154 

Feb. 11. Obligation of Elihu Marsh and 36 others, who were 
admitted as partners in the tract of land granted to Danl. 
Prindle and others, binding themselves to pay to sd. Danl. 
Prindle, their proportion of the costs and charges of sur- 
veying and dividing said tract, and also to settle a fiunily 
upon each right by them respectively owned, within the 
time limited, (Queensbury, Warren county,) {seepage\hi^) 155 

Feb. 14. Petition of Jehiel Hawley and 85 others, praying 
letters patent for a tract of land sufficient for a township 
of twelve miles square, lying to the eastward of Fort 
Edward, upon Wood creek, (Washington county,) 156 

Feb. 13. Petition of Nathan Seelye and 39 others, praying a 
grant of a township of land, six miles square, at South 
bay, or Wood creek, or adjoining upon Mr. Prin die's, 
north or south, (Washington county,) 157 

Feb. 18. Petition of Benjamin Hoy t and 35 others, praying a 
grant of a township of the land at or near Tionderoga, 
and that the same be laid out so as to include the mills 
near the fort at Ticonderoga, and the land on both sides 
of Wood creek, 158 

Feb. 20. Memorial of James Bradshaw, Danl. Prindle, True- 
man Hinman, Ebenezer Lacy, Jehiel Hawley and Benj : 
Hoyt, in behalf of themselves and their respective com- 
panies, praying to have their several grants of land located 
as follows, viz. : That said Trueman Hinman and company 
be placed to the eastward of the lands granted to James 
Bradshaw and company ; that Ebenezer Lacy & Co. be 
placed to the westward of Trueman Hinman and Co., and 
to the eastward of said Danl. Prindle & Co. ; and that 
Jehiel Hawley and Co. be placed to the eastward of said 
Trueman Hinman and Ebenezer Lacy and their Cos., to 
extend so far eastward as to be clearly within the province 
of New York, and to extend so far northward as to com- 
prehend the quantity of lands prayed for in their respective 
petitions, — 159 

Feb. 22. Petition of Isaac Lawyer, John R. Bleecker and 48 
others, praying a license to purchase of the Indians, three 
tracts of land in the northern part of the county of Albany : 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 291 

Pago. 
1760. The first of which is bounded on the south by the manor 
of Renslaerwick, on the west by Hudson's river, on the 
north partly by lands granted by the patent of Schachti- 
cook and partly by the lands granted by the patent of 
Hosick, and on the east by said patent of Hosick, includ- 
ing all the lands in Hudsons river opposite to the said 
tract. Another tract of about 600 acres, formerly reserved 
in the patent of Schachticook for the use of the Indians. 
And also another tract, bounded southerly by the said 
Hosick patent, on the west and south west by the patent 
of Saraghtoge, on the north by the northerly side of a 
rivulet, called Batten kill, and on the east by the patent 
of Wollomscock, and also by a line from the northwesterly 
corner of said Wollomscock patent, due north to the north 
side of said Batten kill, (Cambridge, Washington county, 
Pittstown, &c, Rensselaer county,) 160 

March 3. Petition of Wm. Cockroft and others, praying 
letters patent for 26,000 acres of a tract of land, lying 
between Fort Edward and the falls of Wood creek, and 
also two tracts of 500 acres each, one for a glebe, and the 
other for the maintenance of a school master, (Hartford, 
Washington county,) 161 

March 3. Petition of Enos Ay res, praying letters patent for 
1,000 acres, of three small pieces of land lying in Evans 
patent, on the north side of the road leading from Goshen 
to the water side, above the mountains of the Highlands, 
(Orange county,) 162 

March 5. Petition of Elijah Miller, Robt. Graham, Wm. 
Hooker Smith, and others, to the number of eighty, pray- 
ing letters patent for 51,000 acres of land in the northern 
part of the province, bordering on Lake Champlain, and 
also two tracts of 500 acres each, one for a glebe, and the 
other for the maintenance of a school master, 163 

March 20. Return of a survey for Nichs. Colton and Edward 
Wilkins, of four tracts of land, lying the county of Orange, 
in Evans' patent, containing together, 2,000 acres, 164 

March 18. Affidavit of Edward Wilkins, in relation to his 
petition, praying letters patent for four tracts of land in 
Evans patent, in the Highlands, in the county of Orange, 
upon and between the mountains near the lands granted 
to the children of Richd. Bradley, 165 

March 27. Affidavit of Nichs. Coulton, confirming the claims 
set forth in the affidavit of Edwd. Wilkins to the lands 
petitioned for by him, 166 

April 5. Affidavit of Vincent Mathews, in relation to the 
contract made between him and Nichs. Colton, for the 
lands lying in Evans' patent, in controversy between him, 
the said V. Mathews, and Edwd. Wilkins, 167 

April 17. Affidavit of Michl. Warner, confirming the facts 
set forth in the affidavit of Vincent Mathews, in relation 
to the contract between him and Nichs. Colton, for lands 
lying in Evans' patent, in the county of Orange, 168 

April 18. Affidavit of Fletcher Mathews, in relation to the 



292 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xy. 

Page. 
1760. contract made between his father, Vincent Mathews, and 
Nichs. Coulton, for lands lying in Evans' patent, in the 
county of Orange, 169 

April 24. Affidavit of Wm. Smith, to support the grant of 
lands, on petition of Nichs. Coulton and Edwd. Wilkins, 
(see 2Ki(/e 164,) 1 70 

March 26. Petition of James Bradshaw, in behalf of himself 
and Co., praying letters patent for a tract of land 6 miles 
square, to begin at Fort Edward, and run from thence 
along Hudson's river, towards Lake George, together 
with the unpatented islands in Hudson's river, opposite 
said tract ; also two lots of 500 acres each, one for a glebe 
and the other for the maintenance of a school master, 
(Kingsbury, Washington Co.,) 171 

April 5. Petition of Wm. Winne, John Winne and 38 others, 
praying a license to purchase of the Indians, such a con- 
venient tract of the unpatented lands, situate in the 
county of Albany, lying between the western bounds of 
the manor of Renslaerwyck, and the tract commonly 
called the patent of Schoharie, and then running along the 
said western boundary of the manor of Renslaerwick, to 
the southwest corner of said manor, and along the south 
line thereof, to the tract commonly called Coyerman's 
patent, and inclosed by lines parallel to the southwest 
boundary of the manor of Renslaerwick, at the distance 
of four miles therefrom, 172 

March 10. Petition of David Abeel and James Abeel, pray- 
ing a license to purchase of the Indians, a small tract of 
land, containing about 2,000 acres, lying in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, opposite the 
Half Moon, to the north of a parcel of land granted to 
Fredk. Morris, Chs. Williams and others, and bounded on 
the west by Hudson's river, (Lansingburgh, Rensselaer 
Co.,) 173 

[No date.] Petition of Jacob Vanwagenen and nine others, 
owners of a tract of land, late the property of Jacobus 
Aertse, deceased, lying in the county of Ulster, on both 
sides of the Rondout kill, and known by the name of 
Maggewarsick ; and also that tract of upland, that lies to 
the south of the aforesaid lands, to the bounds of the New 
Paltz, praying that if the trustees of the town of Kings- 
ton should petition for a grant or confirmation of said 
tracts, that such their petition may not be granted, until 
they or their council be served with a copy thereof, and 
have an opportunity of being heard, 1 74 

May 9. Petition of Sarah Magin, widow of Teady Magin, 
Wm. Fox and eleven others, praying letters patent for 
26,000 acres of the land purchased by Teady Magin, pur- 
suant to a license granted by Govr. Clinton, (seepage 49,) 175 

May 13. Petition of Wm. Smith and Edwd. Wilkins, pray- 
ing that a warrant be issued to the surveyors genl., for 
surveying and setting off 800 acres of land, lying in the 
Highlands, in the county of Orange, in Evans' patent, in 



vol. xv.] LAND PAPERS. 293 

Page. 
1760. lieu of the 800 acres granted to Vincent Mathews and 

David Mathews, with 176 

May 13. Affidavit of Edwd. Wilkins, in relation to the value 
of the 800 acres of land, granted to David Mathews and 
Vincent Mathews, compared to a like quantity in any 
other part of Evans' patent, 176 

[No date.] Petition of John Benninchoff and others, pray- 
ing a license to purchase of the Indians, 40,000 acres of a 
tract of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the north 
side of the Mohawks river, above Burnet's field, bounded 
northwesterly by the patent of Ariskene, southerly by 
three tracts of land, one granted to Fredk. Morris and 
others, another to Joseph Warrel and others, and the 
other to Jno. Linn and others, southeasterly by a tract of 
land, on Canada creek, granted to Peter Winne, and 
northerly by the unpatented lands there, (Herkimer Co.,) 177 

July 31. Petition of Wm. Cockeroft and others, praying 
letters patent for 26,000 acres of the vacant lands, lying 
between Fort Edward and falls of Wood creek, (Hart- 
ford, Washington Co.,) 178 

August 4. Petition of Archibald McBride, James Crawford, 
Junr., John Umphry and Archd. McNeile, praying letters 
patent for 4,000 acres of the unpatented lands, in Ulster 
county, on the west side of the Wall kill, in the western 
part of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans,. . 179 

August 4. Petition of Archd. McBride, James Crawford, 
James White and David Crawford, praying letters patent 
for 4,000 acres of the unpatented lands, in the county of 
Ulster, on the west side of the Wall kill, in the western 
corner of the land formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 180 

August 15. Petition of Thomas Moore and Lewis Pintard, 
praying letters patent for 1,300 acres of a tract of land, 
in the county of Orange, on the west side of Hudson's 
river, and partly on the back of the lands there, granted 
to Dr. Saml. Staats, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. Jno. Evans, 182 

August 20. Petition of Wm. Smith and Edwd. Wilkins, re- 
citing the prayer of a former petition, presented by them, 
on the 13th May, 1760, and praying an immediate deter- 
mination thereof, (Monroe and Cornwall, Orange Co.,) . . 183 

Sept. 13. Petition of Oliver De Lancey, Peter Du Bois, 
Philip Schuyler and Garret Abeel, and their associates, to 
the number of 100 persons, praying a license to purchase 
of the Indians, 100,000 acres of a vacant tract of land, 
lying in the county of Albany, above Saratoga, on the east 
side of Hudson's river, adjoining a tract granted to Phillip 
Schuyler, Junr., and others, and to begin at the northeast 
corner of said tract, and to run southerly along said tract 
four miles, then east twelve miles, then northerly fourteen 
miles, then west fourteen miles, and then southerly ten 
miles, to the northern bounds of the above mentioned 
tract, then along the same tract to the place where it first 
began, (Argyle, Hebron, Hartford, &c, Washington Co.,) 184 



294 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xv. 

Page. 
1*760. Sept. 11. Petition of Henry Wisner and three others, praying 
letters patent for 4,000 acres of the unpatented lands 
formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, in the county of 
Ulster, on the west side of the Wall kill, and on both 
sides of Shawangunk kill, 1 85 

Sept. 12. Petition of Oliver De Lancey, Peter Du Bois, Philip 
Schuyler and Garrett Staats and their associates, to the 
number of 100 persons, praying a license to purchase of 
the Indians 100,000 acres of two tracts of vacant land, 
lying on both sides of the Mohawk river, above the Ger- 
man Flatts ; the first of which lies on both sides of the Mo- 
hawks river, between Cosby's manor and Ariskene patent 
and on the rear of both said patents, and the other lying 
above Fort Stanwix, to the northward of a tract granted 
to Thos. Wenham and others, and on several branches of 
the Mohawks river, (Deerfield and Whitestown, Oneida 
county,) 187 

Sept. 19. Petition of Johannes Van der Pool and Robt. Van 
Deursen, praying the grant of a warrant to the surveyor 
general to survey and run out a certain parcel of land at 
a place called by the Indians Petann Hook, being on the 
east of the lands patented to Derick Wessels and Garret 
Teunisse, and to the north of the patented lands of the 
township of Kinderhook, and to the south of the lands 
of Jeremiah Van Renselaer, commonly called the Patroons " 
patent, containing about 1,500 acres, 1 88 



VOLUME XVI. 

1760-1763. 

Page. 

[No date.] Petition of Ebenezer Robison and 27 others, 
volunteers in the service of the province of New York, in » 
the year 1759, praying their proportion of the unpatented 
lands in said province, as sett forth by proclamation of 
Lieut. Govr. Delancy, 1 

[No date.] Petition of Myndert Roseboom and three others, 
praying letters patent for 4,000 acres of land lying in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
north of the manor of Ranslarwyck, east of Hossack, 
south of Wollomscock, and the south, north and west 
bounds of the land laid out for Hendrick Snyder and 
others, 2 

[No date.] Petition of Jury Weever and George H. Bell 
and their associates, praying letters patent for 25,000 
acres of land lying on both sides of the Mohawk river, 

above and adjoining Burnet's field, 3 

1760. Sept. 9. Petition of Jacob H. Ten Eyck and four others, 
praying license to purchase 5,000 acres of land lying in 
the county of Albany, to the northward of Hunter's field 
or Schoharie, on both sides of Schoharie, adjoining a tract 
granted to Myndert Schuyler, Peter Van Brugh and others, 
(Esperance, Schoharie county,) (see license, page 25,) ... 4 

Oct. 15. Petition of Johan Joost Petrie and his associates to 
the number of fifty persons, praying a renewal of the 
license granted to him on the 6th April, 1755, to purchase 
50,000 acres of land bounded southwardly partly by the 
Mohawks river and partly by patented lands, eastwardly 
by Caioharee or Canada creek, opposite Fort Hendrick, 
and northwardly by Canada creek at Burnets field, and 
extending into the woods, (Manheim, Salisbury, Norway 
and West Brunswick, Herkimer county,) 5 

Oct. 21. Petition of Samuel Auchmuty and eight others, 
praying letters patent for 18,000 acres, (formerly petitioned 
for and surveyed and laid out for them,) of that part which 



296 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1760. remained unpatented of two tracts of land ; one of which 
lies in the county of Albany, on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, to the westward of Schenectady, and was 
purchased in the year 1733, from the Indians, by Walter 
Butler ; the other of which lies in the same county on the 
north side of the Moquase river, near fifty miles above 
Schenectady, and was also purchased from the Indians in 
1734, by Jacob Glen and others, 6 

Oct. 20. Petition of George Kloek, praying license to pur- 
chase a small piece of land in the county of Albany, on 
the north side of the Mohawks river, to the south of Can- 
ada creek or Caihoree, bounded easterly by a tract granted 
to William Nellis and others, containing about 800 acres, 
(Herkimer county,) (see page 17,) 7 

Oct. 27. Petition of Philip Livingston, in behalf of himself 
and his associates, praying license to purchase a tract of 
land in the county of Albany, on the south side of the 
Mohawks river, bounded by the lands granted Rutger 
Bleecker & Co., and southerly by lands granted to Peter 
Van Wagener & Co., commonly called Wagener's patent, 
* easterly by other patented lands, and westerly partly by 
patented and partly by vacant lands, containing about 
35,000 acres, as also another tract containing about 500 
acres, lying in the county of Albany, on the south side 
of the Mohawks river at Canajoharie, bounded by the 
lands granted to Philip Livingston and others, lands grant- 
ed to Rutger Bleecker and others, and by lands granted 
to Hartman Windecker and others, 8 

Oct. 27. Petition of Frederick Young and Corns. Ten Broeck, 
in behalf of themselves and associates, praying license to 
purchase a tract of land in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river near Canojoharie, bound- 
ed southerly by lands granted to James Henderson and 
others, northerly and westerly by patented lands, and 
easterly by vacant lands, containing 30,000 acres, (Cherry 
Valley and Sharon, Otsego and Schoharie counties,) .... 9 

Oct. 28. Petition of Henry White and his associates, pray- 
ing license, to purchase 25,000 acres of land lying on the 
south side of the Mohocks river, beginning at the north- 
westwardly bounds of the lands petitioned for by Oliver 
Delancy and others, and extending along the rear of a 
tract granted to Thos. Winham and others, towards Fort 

Stanwix, 10 

Oct. 30. Petition of Isaac Vrooman, praying letters patent 
for a small tract of land in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the Mohawks river, between the patented 
lands, to wit : bounded easterly by lands granted to Maritie 
Damen, southerly by the manor of Renslaerwick, westerly 
by other patented lands, and northerly by the Mohawks 
river, containing with five small islands in said river, 
opposite the said tract about 300 acres, 11 

Oct. 30. Petition of Godfried Miller, Luke Van Ranst and 
fourteen others, praying a warrant of survey and letters 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 297 

Pago. 
1760. patent for a tract of land lying in the county of Albany, 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, bounded north- 
erly by the lands granted to Peter Wagener & Co., east- 
erly by lands granted to John Lindesay and others, south- 
erly by a tract granted to Volkert Oothout and others, 
and westerly by lake Otseghe and lands purchased by John 

Christr. Hartwick, containing 32,000 acres, 12 

Oct. 30. Petition of Hendrick Ten Eyck, praying letters 
patent for a small tract of land in the county of Albany 
on the south side of the Mohawks river, between the 
patented lands, to wit : bounded easterly by lands granted 
to Johannes Visker, southerly by other patented lands, 
westerly by lands granted to said Hendk. Ten Eyck, and 
northerly by the Mohawks river, containing about 200 

acres, (Glen, Montgomery Co.,) 13 

Nov. 1. Return of survey for Archibald McBride, James 
Crawford, junr., James White and David Crawford, of 
three tracts of land lying in the county of Ulster, on the 
west side of the Wallkill or Paltz river, containing together 
400 acres, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, (Wallkill and Crawford, Orange Co.,) with 14 

Nov. 1. Plot or description of said three tracts, 14 

Nov. 5. Draft of warrant to survey and lay out 800 acres of 
land in the coimty of Orange, for Wm. Smith and Edwd. 
Wilkins, to be returned together with 1,200 acres for- 
merly surveyed for Nichs. Colton and the said Edwd. 

Wilkins, (Monroe and Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 13 

Nov. 5. Petition of John Bennechoff and nineteen others^ 
praying license to purchase 40,000 acres of a tract of 
vacant land in the county of Albany, on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, above Burnet's field, bounded north- 
westerly by the patent of Oriskeene, northerly by three 
tracts of land, the one granted to Fredk. Morris and 
others, and the other granted to John Linn and others, 
southeasterly by a tract of land on Canada creek, granted 
to Peter Winne, and northerly by unpatented lands, 

(Oneida Co.,) 16 

Nov. 1. Draft of license to George Klock, to purchase a small 
piece of land containing 800 acres, lying in the county of 
Albany above Canojoharie on the north side of the Mo- 
hawks river, to the south of a creek, commonly called 
Canada creek or Caioharie, bounded eastwardly by a tract 
of land belonging to Petrus Van Driesen, and northward- 
ly by a tract granted to Wm. Nellis and others, (Herki- 
mer Co.,) 17 

# Dec. 1. Warrant of survey for Isaac Vrooman, of a tract of 
land lying in the coimty of Albany, on the south side of 
the Mohawk river ; also five islands lying in said river, 
between the dwelling house of Saml. Cregier, and the 
island called Green Island, including said island, contain- 
ing together 250 acres of land, (Watervliet and 5 islands 

in Mohawk river,) with 18 

Dec. 1. Plot or description of said tract, 18 

38 



298 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 

1760. Nov. 10. Petition of Thomas Jones and his associates, pray- 

ing license to purchase 25,000 acres of a tract of vacant 
land lying on the head of the Mohawk river and its several 
branches, and extending into the woods, (Hartford, Wash- 
ington Co.,) 19 

Nov. 20. Petition of Wm, Walton, Junr., Jacob Walton, 
Thos. Walton and Gerard Walton, and their associates, 
praying license to purchase 25,000 acres of the vacant 
lands petitioned for by Thos. Jones, (Schuyler, &c, Her- 
kimer county,) 20 

Dec. 2. Return of survey for Hendk. Ten Eyck, of a certain 
tract of land, containing 1 85 acres, lying in the county of 
Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, begin- 
ning at the north east corner of a tract of land formerly 
granted to said Hendk. Ten Eyck, (Glen, Montgomery 
county,) with 21 

Dec. 2. Plot of said tract, 21 

Dec. 10. Petition of Cadwallader Colden, Junr., and David 
Colden, praying letters patent for a tract of land, not 
exceeding 1,000 acres of the vacant and unappropriated 
land, adjoining a tract of 2,000 acres formerly granted to 
Cadwallader Colden, and to a tract in the possession of 
said Cadwallader Colden, Junr., (Montgomery, Orange 
county,) 22 

Dec. 13. Return of survey for Philip Phillips, Beverly Robin- 
son and Roger Morris, of the two first tracts of land, lying 
in the county of Dutchess, at the distance of twenty miles 
from Hudsons river, between the lands formerly granted 
to Adolph Phillips and the equivalent lands surrendered 
by the colony of Connecticut to the province of New 
York, containing 4,505 acres, 23 

Dec. 30. Return of survey for Philip Phillipse, Beverly Robin- 
son and Roger Morris, of two tracts of land, lying in the 
county of Dutchess, at the distance of twenty miles from 
Hudsons river, and between the lands formerly granted to 
Adolp Philipse and the equivalent lands surrendered by 
the colony of Connecticut to the province of New York, 
both tracts containing together, 4,725 acres, (the patent 
of Adolp Phillips, now Putnam county,) with 24 

Dec. 30. Plot of said two tracts, 24 

Dec. 31. Ly cense to Jacob H. Ten Eyck and others, to pur- 
chase 5,000 acres of a tract of land, lying in the county of 
Albany, to the northward of Hunter's-field or Schoharie, 
on both sides of Schoharie river, adjoining a tract of land 
granted to Myndert Schuyler, Peter Van Brugh and oth- 
ers, and lying between the said tract and the land com* 
monly called Butler's purchase, (Esperance, Schoharie 
county,) with 25 

1761. April 16. Appointment of John R. Bleecker to survey said 

tracts, 25 

Jan. 6. Petition of Wm. Smith, Jr., Johannes H. Vrooman 
and others, praying a license to purchase 25,000 acres of 
unpatented land, lying on the south side of* the Mohawks 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 299 

Page. 
1761. river, in the county of Albany, laying partly between two 
rivulets, one called Otsquage, and the other Canojoharie 
or Skremeling's kill, and partly to the southward of the 
rivulet last mentioned, bounded northerly by certain lands 
petitioned by or granted Philip Livingston, Corns. Lind- 
say, and other patented vacant lands, southerly by unpa- 
tented lands, and easterly by lands granted to Capt. Dick 
and others, (Canajoharie, Montgomery county,) 26 

Jan. 7. Petition of Jellis Fonda and others, his associates, 
praying a license to purchase 25,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, 
to the northward of Otsquage creek, bounded southwardly 
by said creek, easterly by lands petitioned for or granted 
to Lansingh Livingston and others, and a small stream, 
called Jurondonondago, westerly by the lands of John 
Anderson and others, and northerly partly by lands 
patented, and unpatented lands, (Stark and Danube, Her- 
kimer county,) 27 

Jan. 10. Petition of Alexr. Colden and three others, praying 
letters patent for 4,000 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Albany, on both sides of the Mohawks river, bounded 
westerly, on both sides of said river, by a tract of land 
granted to John Lyn and others, and easterly, on the 
south side of said river, by lands granted to Rudolph 
and others, and easterly, on the north side of said river, 
by lands granted to John J. Petri and Conradt Richard 
and others, and a tract granted to Peter Winne, (Herki- 
mer, Schuyler and Frankfort, Herkimer county,) 28 

Jan. 28. Petition of Arah. Ward and 29 others, praying 
license to purchase a township of 25,000 acres of land, in 
the province of New York, beyond Delaware river, bor- 
dering on the province of Pensylvania, 29 

Jan. 28. Petition of Zacharias Hawkins and 30 others, pray 
ing license to purchase a township of 25,000 acres of land, 
in the province of New York, beyond Delaware river, 
bordering on the province of Pensylvania, 29 

1760. Nov. 20. Petition of Abrm. Dowe and his associates, to the 

number of 25 persons, praying license to purchase 25,000 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, on the north side 
of the Mohawks river, bounded southwardly by lands 
petitioned for by John J. Petrie and others, eastwardly 
by Canada creek, opposite Fort Hendrick, northwardly 
by Canada creek and Burnets field, and extending between 
said creeks into the woods, (Salisbury, West Brunswick, 
&c, Herkimer county,) 30 

1761. Jan. 29. Petition of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Hendk. 

Walraat and Thomas Smith, in behalf of themselves and 
22 others, praying license to purchase 25,000 acres of land 
on the south side of Oneida lake, lying between the royal 
block house and the west end of Oneida lake, (Sullivan, 

Lenox, Madison county,) 31 

Feb. 16. Petition of Trueman Hinman and 65 others named, 
and their associates, praying a grant of 36,000 acres of 



300 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1761. land, to be laid out in a township between Fort Edward 
and Crown Point, to be settled by seventy families, 
together with 500 acres for a minister and also for a 
schoolmaster, (Kingsbury, Fort Ann, Dresden, &c, 
Washington county, and Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 
Essex county,) 32 

Feb. 20. Petition of Capt. Walter Rutherford," in behalf of 
himself, and Capt. Quintin Kennedy, Lieut. John Duncan, 
Lieut. George Coventry, and twenty-one other officers, 
non-commission officers and soldiers, employed during the 
war, praying license to purchase 25,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, to the southwest of Burnetsfield, on both sides a 
branch of Susquehana river, called by the Indians, Janon- 
derie, (Herkimer county ?) 33 

March 9. Petition of James Rodgers and his associates, 
praying license to purchase a certain tract of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, 
beginning at the falls on said river, above Fort Edward, 
at the northwest bounds of the patent called Kayaderos- 
seras, and running south westerly, on the line of said 
patent, ten miles, then northwesterly to Hudsons river 
aforesaid, and then down the said river to the falls therein, 
the place of beginning, in order to enable them to obtain 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of said tract, 34 

March 9. Return of survey for Cadwallader Colden, Junr., 
and David Colden, of 720 acres of a tract of land in the 
county of Ulster, part of the land formerly granted to 
Capt. John Evans, (Montgomery, Orange county,) with . 35 

March 9. Plat of said tract, 35 

March 10. Petition of Major Robert Rogers and 24 others, 
praying letters patent for 25,000 acres of a certain tract 
of land, lying in the county of Albany, beginning at the 
garison lands of Fort William Henry, from thence run- 
ning west two miles, then northerly to the head of Put- 
nam's brook, that falls into the northwest bay of Lake 
George, then easterly to a place called the First Narrows, 
on the said lake, to the place of beginning, including 
the islands fronting the said tract, (Caldwell ? Warren 
county,) (see page 39,) 36 

March 16. Petition of John Jones and his associates, praying- 
license to purchase a certain tract of land, lying about 
three miles from the west end of Oneida lake, beginning 
at the north east corner of lands lately petitioned for by 
Thos. Jones and others, and runs from thence easterly 
three miles, thence southerly four miles, thence westerly 
three miles, thence northerly three miles, to the place of 
beginning, containing about 8,000 acres, (Verona, Rome, 
&c, Oneida county,) 37 

March 16. Petition of Thomas Jones and his associates, pray- 
ing license to purchase a certain tract of land, lying near 
Oneida lake, beginning at the west end of Wood creek, 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 301 

Page- 
1761. where said creek empties into the east end of said lake, 
near the block house known by the name of Fort Howell, 
runs thence northerly along Oneida lake, two miles, thence 
easterly, by a line that shall be found parallel to the gen- 
eral course of that part of Wood creek, three miles, thence 
southerly four miles, then westerly three miles, and thence 
northerly two miles to the place of beginning, containing 
about 8,000 acres, (Vienna, Oneida county,) 38 

March 10. Petition of Major Robt. Rogers and his associates, 
praying license to purchase a certain tract of land in the 
county of Albany, beginning at the garison lands of fort 
William Henry, from thence running west two miles, then 
northerly to the head of the brook called Putnam's brook, 
that falls into the northwest bay of Lake George, then 
easterly to a place called the First Narrows, on the said 
lake, and from thence along the bank of said lake to the 
place of beginning, (Caldwell ? Warren Co.,) 39 

March 17. Petition of Mozes Hazzens and his associates, 
praying license to purchase a certain tract of land lying 
in the county of Albany, beginning on the north line of the 
patent called Kayaderosseras at the distance of ten miles 
from the northeast boundary of the said patent, then run- 
ning southwesterly to the northwest bounds of the said 
patent, then northerly to the lands granted by letters patent 

to and Co., then northerly along the bounds of the 

patent last mentioned to Hudson's river, then down the 
said river to the northerly bounds of the lands lately peti- 
tioned for by Capt. Jas. Rogers and his associates, then 
southeasterly to the place of beginning, 40, 41 

March 17. Return of survey for Godfried Miller and 14 
others, of a certain tract of land lying in the county of 
Albany on the south side of the Mohawks river, begin- 
ning at a certain large Birch tree, marked with the letters 
P. W., which said tree stands on the east side of Otsego 
lake, then run from said birch tree along the bounds of a 
tract granted to John Groesbeck, Peter Wagener and 
others, to the west corner of a tract granted to Jno. Linde- 
say, then along the said tract to another tract of 500 acres 
granted to John Lindesay, then along said tract of 500 
acres to the most northerly corner of a tract granted to 
Volkert P. Oouthout, John Dewit and others, then along 
the northerly and westerly bounds of last mentioned tract 
to where the river issuing out of Otsego lake, crosses the 
last mentioned bounds, then up along the east side of said 
river as it runs to the aforesaid lake, then along the south 
and southeast side of said lake to the aforesaid birch tree, 
containing 29,000 acres of land, (Middleburgh, Otsego 
Co.,) 42 

March 23. Deed between Abrm. Palding of the one part, 
and Wm. Leahy on the other, conveying for the considera- 
tion of £300, a house and lot of ground 132 feet in length 
and twenty-five feet front and rear, more or less, together 
with all the edifices, buildings, &c, &c, appertaining to 



302 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1761. said house or lott, lying in Montgomery's ward in city 
of New York, and bounded as followeth : to the south- 
ward joining on said Abrah. Palding's estate, inhabited 
by Wm. Vernald, on the westwai'd joining on said Pauld- 
ing's estate inhabited by Dr. Lockwood, to the north bind- 
ing on Abram Pitt, and to the eastward, binding on Rosi- 
vilt street, 43 

March 26. Petition of John Christr. Hartwick and ten others, 
praying letters patent for a certain tract of land in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning on the west side of Susquehannah river 
at the northerly bounds of a patent there gi-anted to Vol- 
kert Oothout, John De Witt and others, and running 
from thence up said river six miles to a young lime tree, 
standing near the said river, marked with the letters H W, 
1754, and extending in breadth six miles into the woods, 
containing about 24,000 acres, (Hartwick, Otsego Co.,) . . 46 

March 27. Petition of Sir William Johnson, baronet, and 39 
others, praying license to purchase 40,000 acres of a tract 
of land lying in the county of Albany, on the north side 
of the Mohawks river near to Canojoharie castle, and 
beginning at the northwesterly corner of the rear line of 
a patent purchased by the late Teady McGin, of a creek 
called by the Indians Dekayoharonwe, and running a 
westerly course to the west bank of another creek or kill 
called by the Indians Deyoshtoraron and the Christians 
Canada kill, at Burnetsfield, from thence down along the 
west side of said creek to the lands patented formerly, so 
down to the Mohawks river, then running round the 
several tracts of land already patented within the above 
mentioned two creeks, from the rear line of the Mohawk's 
river, (Fairfield, Salisbury, Norway, &c, Herkimer Co.,) 45 

April 2. Petition of Ryer Schermerhorn, Jacob Schermer- 
horn and John Q.uakenbush, in behalf of themselves and 
20 others, praying license to purchase 25,000 acres of 
land in the county of Albany, on the east side of the Hud- 
son's river, between a certain tract called Wallumscot on 
the south, and Batten kill on the north, and lies to the 
east of a tract lately for, or granted to one Sawyer and 
others, (White Creek, Washington Co.,) (see page 65,) . . 46 

April 30. Caveat entered by Wm. Livingston, against grant- 
ing any of the lands lying between the manor of Living- 
ston and the manor of Renselaerwyck, within 20 miles to 
the east of Hudson's river, until he is first heard, (Claver- 
ack, &c, Columbia Co.,) 47 

May 1. Caveat entered by Johs. Snyder, jr., and others, the 
corporation of Kingston against the petition of Tobias 
Wynkoop, Valentine Fiers, Peter Schuyler or any others, 
who may petition for a grant of any lands to the south of 
a northwest line to be drawn from the head of Sawyer 
creek to the blue mountains, which might interfere with 
the patent granted to the trustees of the corporation of 
Kingston, » - ^ 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 803 

Page. 
1761. May 6. Petition of Philip Van Patten, Simon Schermerhorn, 
and John Glen, junr., in behalf of themselves and their 
associates, praying license to purchase 30,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, about fourteen miles above Schenectady, to the 
northward of a tract of land, called Caniaderosseros, and 
to the southward of a tract called Sagendage, (Fulton 

county?) 48 

May 20. Indian deed to Arent Corlaer and Nich's. Lake, of 
a certain tract of land lying on the east side of Hudson's 
river, in the county of Albany, on both sides of a brook 
or rivulet called by the Indians Tightillijaghtikook, and 
by the people the south branch of Batten kill, bounded on 
the south by the patent of Wallomsack ; on the west by 
Sawyer's and Lansing's purchase, on the north by Batten 
kill, and on the east by the high mountains, (White Creek, 

Washington county,) 49 

May 26. Certificate of Major John Spital, certifying that 
John Garrison served 6| years as private soldier in Capt. 
Thos. Smith's company, being the time for which he 

engaged to serve, 50 

May 27. Petition of Catharine Colden, Goldsbrow Banyar 
and 11 others, praying letters patent for 1,000 acres to each 
respectively, of land lying in the county of Albany, bounded 
northerly by the manor of Renslaerwyck, westerly by the 
lands granted to Andries Gardiner, the lands granted to 
Burger Fuych and others, and the lands granted to the 
inhabitants of Kinderhook, and south by the lands granted 
to Henry Van Renselaer, known by the name of Claver- 
ack, (Chatham, Austerlitz, Canaan, &c, Columbia county,) 51 
May 29. Petition of George H. Bell and George Wever, 
praying a license to purchase 25,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning at the west side of Canada creek, at Bur- 
net's field, and runs along the north line of said patent of 
Burnet's field westward till it meets with the east corner 
of the manor of Cosby, thence northerly ten miles into 
the woods, then easterly to Canada creek aforesaid, then 
southerly along the said creek to the place of beginning, 
(Newport, Herkimer county, and Trenton, Oneida county,) 5 1 
June 3. Petition of Conradt Franck and 4 others, praying 
letters patent for 5,000 acres of land lying in the county 
of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, be- 
tween two tracts of land granted to Rudolph Staley and 

six others, (German Flats, Herkimer county,) 53 

June 10. Petition of Isaac Sawyer and GO others, praying 
letters patent for four certain tracts of land lying in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, con- 
taining in the whole about 60,000 acres, with such addi- 
tions to the largest tract of the said four tracts, as will be 
made by extending the east line thereof, north over Batten 
kill, and thence forty chains, and from thence northeasterly 
to the northeast corner of the patent of Saraghtoge, 



304 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1761. which small addition of about 2,000 acres, being part of 
the land formerly granted to Godfrey Dellius, is now vested 
in the crown, (1st and 2d tract inSchaghticoke and Lansing- 
burgh, the 3d tract in Pittstown, all in Rensselaer county, 
and the 4th tract in Cambridge, Washington county,) . .54, 65 

June 10. Petition of Vincent Mathews and David Mathews, 
praying a return of survey, in order to obtain letters 
patent for 800 acres of land, being part of a tract of 1,800 
lying in the highlands, in the county of Orange, formerly 
petitioned for by them, a part of which tract was also 
petitioned for by Nich's Colton and Edward Wilkins, and 
for which his honor the late Lieut. Governor, in council, 
was pleased to order a warrant of survey to be made of 
800 acres out of said tract, which warrant of survey was 
denied them by reason of a caveat entered by Wm. Smith, 
in behalf of himself and Edward Wilkins, against the 
said survey, (Monroe, Orange county,) 56 

June 15. Petition of Arent Van Corlaer, Nich's Lake and 3 
others, praying letters patent for 5,000 acres of land lying on 
the east side of Hudson's river, in the county of Albany, on 
both sides of a brook or rivulet called by the Indians 
Tightikillijagtikook, by the white people the south branch 
of Batten kill, bounded on the south by the patent of 
Wallumschack, on the west by Sawyer's and Lansingh's 
purchase, on the north by Batten kill, and on the east by 
the high mountains, (White Creek, Washington county,) 
{see page 49,) 57 

June 15. Petition of Johannes Lawyer and six others, pray- 
ing letters patent for 11,000 acres of a tract of 13,000 
acres formerly purchased from the Indians, lying in the 
county of Albany, to the west of Schoharie creek, on the 
north and west sides' of a tract of land formerly granted 
to Jacob Borst, Barent Huser and others, (Sharon, Scho- 
harie county,) 58 

June 15. Petition of John McNeile and three others, pray- 
ing letters patent for a certain tract of land lying in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning at a hole where a stream runs into the 
ground, being the beginning of a tract granted formerly 
to Adam Young and others, (Stark, Herkimer county, and 
Springfield, Otsego county,) 59 

[No date.] Caveat entered by Volkert P. Douw, mayor, and 
Abm. Ten Broeck, in behalf of the corporation of the city 
of Albany, against granting to any person the quantity of 
500 acres of meadow land, patented to said corporation 
and their successors, in such part of Schaahtecogue, or 
the land adjacent, as the said corporation should think 
most convenient; also against granting the quantity of 
1,000 acres of meadow land, lying at Tionnondorage, 
which was conveyed by the same letters patent to the said 
corporation and their successors, in such part of Tion- 
nondorage, or the land adjacent, on both sides the river, 
as they should think most convenient, . : 60 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 305 

Page. 
1 701. June 1 7. Warrant to Cadwallader Colden and Alerr. Golden, 
to survey for Johs. Vander Pool and Robert Van Duer- 
6en, two certain tracts of land, containing together 2,500 
acres, the first of which, containing 1,000 acres, was pur- 
chased by a license obtained on a petition, presented by 
Johs. Van Duersen, father of said Robt. Van Duersen 
and John Vander Pool, to the honble. Geo. Clarke, lieut. 
governor ; said tract lies in the county of Albany, on the 
south side of the patented lands of Jeremiah Van Rense- 
laer (commonly called the Patroon's patent,) and on the 
north side of a patent granted to Burgher Huyck, John 
Van Alstyne and others, and is on both sides of Kinder- 
hook creek; and the other tract of 15,000 acres, lies at a 
place called Petam's hook, being to the east of lands 
patented to Derick Wessels and Garret Teunisse, and on 
the north of the patented lands of the township of Kin- 
derhook, and on the south of the line of the said Jere- 
miah Van Renselaer, (Westenhook patent,) with 61 

June 17. Appointment of Peter Dubois, as deputy surveyor, 
to execute the above warrant, 61 

June 17. Warrant to survey Westenhook patent, 62 

June 23. Petition of Wm. Cunningham, praying letters 
patent for three small tracts of land, containing together 
8,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany, on the north 
side of the Mohawks river, the first of which is situate 
between the patent of the German flatts and Glen's pur- 
chase, the second of which is bounded northeasterly by a 
lott of woodland, in Burnet's field, called Number Six, 
southwesterly by lott Number Five, and south by the 
Mohawks river ; and the third of said tracts is bounded 
by certain lotts of woodland, in Burnett's field, called and 
known by the name of lots No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, 
No. 6 and No. 24, (Herkimer, Herkimer Co.,) 63, 64 

June 24. Reasons offered by Ryer Schermerhorn, Jacob 
Schermerhorn and John Quackenbos, in behalf of them- 
selves and others, against granting the petition of Arent 
Van Corlaer and others, praying a grant of 5,000 acres of 
land, on the east side of Hudson's river, (White Creek, 
Washington Co., ?) (see page 46,) 65 

June 27. Return of survey for Johannes Lawyer, Jr., and 
six others, of a certain tract of land, containing 7,000 
acres, in the county of Albany, to the westward of Scho- 
hary, on the north and west sides of a tract of 15,000 
acres, formerly granted to Jacob Borst and others, (Sha- 
ron, Schoharie Co.,) 66 

June 29. Petition of Wm. Van Bergen, Martin Garetse Van 
Bergen and James Umphry, Junr., praying license to pur- 
chase 3,000 acres of a tract of land, lying in the county of 
Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, between 
Cattskill creek and Schohary, near Batavia, (Windham, 
Greene Co.,) 67 

July 1. Petition of Abrm. Lott, Jr., and nineteen others, 
praying letters patent for 20,000 acres of a tract of land, 
39 



306 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1761. lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of the 
Mohawks river, between two creeks, the one called Gar- 
oge creek, and the other Caioharon or Canada creek, 
about five miles from said river, on the back or northerly 
bounds of lands there purchased and since granted to 
George Klock, Win. Nellis and others, and extending 
from thence seven miles into the woods, (Oppenheim, 
Ephratah and Stratford, Fulton Co.,) 68 

July 2. Petition of Hendk. Schneyder and nine others, pray- 
ing a grant of a certain tract of vacant land, lying in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
bounded northerly by the patent of Wallumschack, south- 
wardly by the manor of Renselaerwyck, westwardly by 
the patent of Hoseck, and eastwardly by other vacant 
lands, containing about 10,000 acres, (Hoosick, Rensselaer 
Co.,) 69 

July 6. Return of survey for Vincent Mathews and David 
Mathews, of two tracts of land, containing together 180 
acres, lying in the county of Orange, adjacent to Puplop's 
pond, being part of the lands formerly granted to Capt. 
John Evans, (Monroe, Orange Co.,) with 70 

July 6. Draft of the same, 70 

July 8. Petition of Jacob H. Ten Eyck and three others, 
praying letters patent for two tracts of land, containing 
together 3,500 acres, lying in the county of Albany, the 
first of which was lately purchased by them, and lies on 
the west side of Schoharie river, containing about 1,855 
acres ; the second of said tracts lies on the east side of 
Schoharie river, and is part of a large tract formerly pur- 
chased by Walter Butler and others, and contains 1,645 
acres, (Esperance, Schoharie county, and Duanesburgh, 
Schenectady county,) 71 

July 8. Petition of Fredk. Bell and his associates, praying 
license to purchase a certain tract of land, containing 
25,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany, to the north- 
ward of Burnet's field, at the distance of ten or twelve 
miles, lying on both sides of a creek called Onnejohegadie, 
(Newport, Norway and Fairfield, Herkimer Co.,) 72 

July 15. Return of survey for Arent Van Corlaer and four 
others, of a certain tract of land, containing 5,000 acres, 
lying in the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, beginning at the most northerly corner of the patent 
of Wallumschack, (White Creek, Washington Co.,) with 73 

July 15. Draft of the same, 73 

July 17. Petition of Nichs. Bayard, John Livingston and 
Barent Vrooman and their associates, praying license to 
purchase 25,000 acres of a tract of land, containing 50,000 
acres, lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, between the Sackondago patent, 
granted to Peter Winne and others, and the Cajadarosere 
patent, granted to Nanning Harmense and others, and 
Abeel's patent, (Mayfield, Fulton Co., ?) 74 

July 17. Petition of Isaac Vrooman, Dirk -Ten Brook and 



vol. xyi.] LAND PAPERS. 307 

Page. 
1761. their associates, praying license to purchase 25,000 acres 
of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the north side 
of the Mohawks river, on both sides of Sacondago river, 
■where a certain creek called the Sackondaga fly, falls into 
Sackondaga river, and running thence up said Sacondaga 
river northwesterly, as the said river runs, ten miles, on 
each side of the said Sacondaga river, two miles more or 
less, (Broadalbin, Northampton and Mayfleld, Montgo- 
mery Co.,) f 5 

July 21. Petition of Wm. Smith, jr., and nineteen others, 
praying letters patent for 20,000 acres of land, lying in 
the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 



river, . 



76 



July 21. Caveat entered by John Van Rensselaer, against 
granting to any person, any of the land patented unto 
him, lying on the east side of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany, beginning at the mouthy of Major 
Abrm. Staats or Kinderhook kill, and running south- 
wardly along Hudson's river, to a creek commonly called 
Wahanhasigh, opposite the south side of Vatrix Island, 
and from thence with an easterly line into the woods 
twenty-four English miles, to a place called Wawanagu- 
amsick, and from thence northwardly to said Abrm. 
Staats' kill, (Claverack, Taghkanick, &c, Columbia Co.,) 77 
July 21. Petition of Philip Livingston and nineteen others, 
praying letters patent for a tract of 20,000 acres of land, 
lying in the county of Albany, on the south side of the 
Mohawks river ; and also for a tract of 500 acres, lying 
contiguous to the aforesaid tract, (Minden, Canajoharie, 
Stark and Cherry Valley, Montgomery, Herkimer and 
Otsego counties,) > ^ 

1766. July 22. Memorial and petition of Wm. Story, agent for the 
town of Stockbridge, (Vermont,) praying a re-grant and 
confirmation of the said township, to him and his asso- 
ciates, and to allow them further time for settling the 
same, with f 9 

1761. July 21. Original patent to Wm. Dodge and others, to the 
number of seventy-two persons, from the province of New 
Hampshire, of 28,100 acres of land, for the settlement of 

the town of Stockbridge, 79 

July 25. Petition of Nehemiah Men-it and 9 others named, 
in behalf of themselves and 15 other persons, praying a 
grant of 25,000 acres of a tract of land, lying on the east 
side of Hudson's river, between Fort Edward and Lake 
George, bounded westerly by Hudson's river ; southerly 
by the township lately surveyed for James Bradshaw and 
his associates, and Danl. Pringle and his associates, and 
northerly by land petitioned for by Robert Rogers and 
his associates, (Fort Ann, Washington Co., and Queens- 
bury, Warren Co.,) 

August 18. Petition of Dirk Schuyler and 24 others, praying 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of land, on the northern 
frontier of the province of New York, beginning at the 



3C8 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xyi. 

Page. 
1761. garrison land opposite Crown Point, on 1he east shore of 
Lake Chainplain ; thence running northeasterly to the 
lower fall, on the Otter river; thence northerly to the 
aforesaid lake, and then along the said lake to the place 
of beginning, (Madison Co., Vermont, ?) 81 

August 24. Return of survey for Jacob H. Ten Eyck and 3 
others, of two tracts of land, containing together 3,500 
acres, lying in the county of Albany, on both sides of 
Schohary creek, (Esperance, Schoharie Co., and Duanes- 
burgh, Schenectady Co.,) 82 

August 24. Draught of said tract, 82 

Sept. 1 . Petition of Henry Van Driesen and five others, pray- 
ing license to purchase a tract of about 6,000 acres of 
land, lying in the county of Albany, between the lands 
granted to Wm. Corry and others, and lands granted to 
Johs. Bleecker and others, (Carlisle, Schoharie Co., and 
Charlestown, Montgomery Co.,) 83 

Sspt. 1. Petition of Nichs. Groot and Abrm. Wemple, pray- 
ing license to purchase a tract of about 2,000 acres of 
land lying in the county of Albany, to the east of the 
lands granted to John Lindesay and others, commonly 
called "Cherry Valley, (Cherry Valley, Otsego Co.,) 84 

Sept. 2. Return of survey for Alexr. Colden and three others, 
of a certain tract of land lying in the county of Albany, 
on both sides of the Mohawks river above Burnet's field, 
(Herkimer, Schuyler and Frankfort, Herkimer Co.,) with 85 

Sept. 2. Draught of the said tract, 85 

Sept. 1. Petition of John Van Rensselaer, praying that pro- 
ceedings upon the petition of Miss Colden and others, 
Solomon Bebee and his associates, Johannes Vanderpool 
and Robt. Vandeursen, for lands with that part of the 
manor of Rensselaerwyck called Claverack, may be stayed 
and the hearing of the caveat deferred for three months, 
{for caveat see page 77,) 86 

Sept. 3. Petition of John Anderson, praytng letters pateut for 
three islands in the East river, near Byram river, the larg- 
est of which contains 16 acres, and is known by the name 
of the Great Captains Island, another containing two acres 
and the other half an acre, 87 

Sept. 9. Petition of Jacob Lansing, junr., and 4 others, pray- 
ing license to purchase a tract of land of about 8,000 
acres, lying in the county of Albany, on the north side of 
the Mohawks river, beyond John J. Cass's, and on the 
north side of a tract granted to Governor Cosby, (Tren- 
ton, Oneida Co.,) 88 

Sept. 9. Petition of Michl. Nestel, in behalf of himself and 
others, praying license to purchase a tract of land of about 
20,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany on the south 
side of the Mohawks river, between the two lakes in 
which the Susquehanna rises, (Springfield, Otsego Co.,) . . 89 

Sept. 11. Return of survey for Danl. Prindle, of a certain 
tract of land, containing 23,000 acres, lying in the county 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 309 

Page. 
1761. of Albany, between Fort Edward and Lake George, 

(Queensbury, Warren Co.,) 90 

Draught of the said tract, 90 

Sept. 10. Return of survey for James Bradshaw, of a cer- 
tain tract of land containing 23,000 acres, lying in the 
county of Albany between Fort Edward and Lake George 
(Kingsbury, Washington Co.,) with 91 

Sept. 10. Draught of said tract, 91 

Sept. 12. Petition of Josiah Swart and three others, praying 
license to purchase 8,000 acres of the vacant land lying 
in the county of Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, on the west side of Schoharie river, about twenty- 
four miles from Schoharie, adjoining on the north side of 
a tract of 800 acres granted to Bartholomew Vrooman 
and others ; also another small parcel lying on the second 
Breakaben creek, about eight miles west of Schoharie, . . 92 

Sept. 14. Confirmation granted unto Priscilla, William and 
John Holmes, children of George Holmes, deceased, for a 

certain lott of ground upon Manhatan Island, 93 

1677. March 29. Patent granted to Jacobus Fabricius, for some 

land upon Manhatans Island, 93 

March 14. Confirmation of, granted unto Gabriel Curtisee, 
on Manhatans Island, 93 

May 1. Patent granted to Jacob Young, for a piece of land 
on Manhatans Islands, 93 

Sept. 29. Patent and confirmation for apiece of land on Man- 
hatans Islands granted to John Benew 93 

March 15. Confirmation of some land on Manhatans Islands, 
unto John Danielson, 93 

Sept. 29. Patent of a piece of land granted unto Abraham 
Shotwell, 93 

Oct. 9. Patent of a piece of land on Manhatans Island, 
granted unto John Basset, 93 

Oct. 9. Patent of a piece of land on Manhatans Island granted 

unto David Duffore, 93 

1761. Sept. 17. Petition of Johannes Evertse Wynkoop and Joh's 
Trumbor, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of such vacant 
lands as they may be, on the north side of the line of 
division, between the counties of Albany and Ulster, as 
a recompense for running said line, , 94 

Sept. — . Return of survey for Fredk. Young and nineteen 
others, of a certain tract of land, containing 20,000 acres 
in the county of Albany on the south side of the Mohawks 
river, beginning at the southeast corner of land granted to 
Alexr. Colden, (Cherry Valley and Sharon, Otsego and 
Schoharie counties,) with 95 

Draught of the said tract, 95 

Sept. 28. Return of survey for Hendk. Schneyder and nine 
others, of a certain tract of land, containing 10,000 acres, 
lying in the county of Albany on the east side of Hudson's 
river, beginning at the southeast corner of a tract granted 
to Corn's Van Ness and others, and by the name of Wal- 
lumschack, (Hoosic, Rensselaer Co.,) with 96 



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Page. 
1761. Sept. 28. Draught of the same, 96 

Oct. 1 . Return of survey for Conradt Franck and 4 others, 
of a tract of 5,000 acres of land lying in the county of 
Albany, on the south side of the Mohawks river, part 
thereof lying between the two tracts of land granted to 
Rudolph Staley and sixteen others, and part thereof lying 
between one of the afoi-esaid tracts granted to Rudolph 
Staley and others, and a large tract of 16,000 acres known 
as Petries, purchase in small tracts of 1,000 acres each, to 
James Henderson and others, (German Flatts, Herkimer 
Co.,) with , 97 

Oct. 1. Draught of said tract, 97 

Oct. 2. Petition of Jacob Starnberger and five others, pray- 
ing letters patent for 6,000 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Schoharie, adjoining to the 
patent of Schoharie, (Schoharie, Schoharie county,) 98 

Oct. 2. Return of survey for Wm. Cunningham, of three 
tracts of land lying at Burnet's field, in the county of 
Albany, on the north side of the Mohawks river, contain- 
ing together 410 acres, (Herkimer, Herkimer county,) with 99 

Oct. 2. Draught of said three tracts, 99 

Oct. 15. Petition of John Borghart, praying a grant in coun- 
cil of a warrant for surveying and laying out the bounds 
and limits of a certain parcel of land near Albany, lying 
and being at the east wall, beginning northwards at the 
first point of Nutten Hook and stretching along the side 
of little Nutten Hook, 'till you come to Marmhills creek, 
and runs into the woods about a Dutch mile, and formerly 
patented unto John Hendrickson, his heirs and assigns,. . 10& 

Oct. 15. Return of survey for Ryer Schcrmerhorn, Jacob 
Schermerhorn, John Quackenboss and their associates, of 
a certain tract containing 10,000 acres of land, lying in 
the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
on the south side of Batten kill, and to the east of a tract 
granted to Isaac SaAvyer, Edmund Wells and others, 
(White Creek and Jackson, Washington county,) with. . . 101 

Oct, 15. Draught of said tract, 101 

Oct. 16. Warrant to Alexr. Colclen and Cadwallader Colden, 
to survey certain lands belonging to John Borghart, 102 

Oct. 17. Petition of Darius Zobdell, in behalf of himself and 
his associates, to the number of one hundred, praying 
license to purchase 50,000 acres of land for the settlement 
of a township to the northward of Fort Stanwix, border- 
ing on the Mohawks river, (Rome, Oneida county,) 103 

Oct. 19. Petition of Peter Ferris, junr., in behalf of himself 
and his associates, to the number of one hundred, praying 
license to purchase 50,000 acres of land for the settlement 
of a township, to the northward of Fort Stamvicks, bor- 
dering on the Mohawks river, and on the east side thereof, 
(Rome, Floyd, &c, Oneida county,) 104 

Dec. 1. Caveat entered by Richd. Morris against granting a 
license to any person for purchasing any of the lands 
between the following bounds, to wit : between the south 



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Pago. 

17C1. bounds of the patented lands called Schoharie, and the 

north bounds of a tract of land called Batavia, and 

between the west boundary of Ranslaerwyck and the cast 

side of Schoharie kill, until he is first heard, (Middlesex 

and Broome, Schoharie county,) 105 

Dec. 2. Petition of John Van Renslaer, praying that the 
hearing on the caveat entered by him, against granting 
lands within the manor of Claverack, on the petitions of 
Miss Colden, Solomon Beebe and Johs. Vanderpool and 

their associates, (Claverack, Columbia county,) 105 

Dec. 23. Indian deed to Wm. Van Bergen, Martin Garretse 
Van Bergen and James Umphrey, junr., for four tracts of 
of land lying in the county of Albany, on the west side 
of Albany river, containing together 2,141 acres ; the first 
of which begins at a fall of water on the west side of the 
brook called Kats kill ; the second lies near Batavia, on 
the west side of the Kats kill mountains ; the third tract 
lies about eight miles to the west of the last mentioned 
tract, on the west of a brook called Schohary creek, oppo- 
site the land formerly granted to Vincent Mathews and 
others, along Schohary creek and on the north end of a 
small piece of low ground called Elks plain, where a 
small run of water falls into Schohary creek; and the 
fourth tract or parcel begins at the most southerly bounds 
of the above mentioned tract granted to Vincent Mathews 
and others, (Durham, Cairo, Windham and Greenville, 

Greene county,) with • • • • • 108 

Certificate of Isaac Vrooman, deputy surveyor, certifying 
that the said tracts or parcels of land were surveyed by 
him, and that the bounds described in the Indian deed 

were marked in the presence of the Indians, 106 

Dec. 23. Certificate of Martin Van Bergen, justice of the 
peaee for the county of Albany, and Isaac Vrooman, 
deputy surveyor, that the purchase money was paid in 

their presence, - 10b 

Dec. 23. Certificate of Martin Van Bergen, J. P., that the 
said Indian deed was duly interpreted to the Indians 

named therein, 108 

1762. Jan. 16. Petition of Harmanus Brat, Christopher Yates and 
John Van Sice, junr., praying license to purchase 3,000 
acres of land in three tracts, lying in the county of Albany, 
on the west side of Hudson's river ; the first of said tracts 
lies on both sides of a brook called Katts kill, to the north 
of the land formerly granted to Henry Lane and Henry 
Remsen, and to the south of the manor of Renslaerwyck 
and to the east of lands lately laid out for Wm. Bergen 
and others, and to the west of other vacant lands ; the 
second tract lies to the north of Batavia and to the south 
of land granted to John Dies and others, and to the west 
of vacant land, and to east also of vacant land ; and the 
third of said tracts lies between the Katskill and Katts- 
kill mountains, and to the northward of land formerly 



312 LAND PAPERS. [vol xvi. 

Tage. 
1762. granted to Francis Sauldsberry and Martin G. Van Ber- 
gen, and to the south of other vacant lands, 107 

Jan. 10. Petition of Win. Van Bergen and James Umphrey, 
jr., praying letters patent for a quantity of land not ex- 
ceeding 3,000 acres, of four tracts lying in the county of 
Albany, on the west side of Hudson's river, between Catts 
kill and Schohary creek near Batavia, 108 

Feb. 12. Petition of John Borghart, in behalf of himself and 
his four brothers and two brothers-in-law, praying letters 
patent for a tract of land containing 8,590 acres, or such 
part thereof as he is entitled to, lying on the east side 
Hudson's river, bounded as follows : beginning on the 
east side of Kinderhook creek by the fall called Major 
Abram's fall on the bounds of Kinderhook, from thence 
running east, then south by west, then northwest, then 
north, then down the Claveracks creek to the place of 
beginning, surveyed pursuant to a petition formerly pre- 
sented by his father, Coenradt Borghart and Elias Van 
Schaaek, for 2,000 acres of land, (seepage 110,) 109 

Feb. 6. Exemplification of the original Indian deed, dated 
4th August, 1729, to Coenradt Borghart, for a certain 
parcel of land in the county of Albany, on a kill or creek 
that waters out in to Claverack kill, 110 

Exemplification of the warrant of survey by John Beatty, 
deputy surveyor, for two tracts of land containing together 
4,000 acres, surveyed and laid out for Coenraat Borghardt 
and Elias Van Schaaek, and lying on the east side of Hud- 
son's river by Kinderhook, in the county of Albany,. — 110 

March 10. Letter of Thomas Ackeson to Mr. Banyer, depy. 
secretary of New York, requesting his assistance in ob- 
taining a license for Adam Ziellie, to purchase a tract of 
land containing 3,000 acres, lying adjacent to Schohary 
creek, Ill 

March 20. Petition of Ever Schermerhorn, Jacob Schermer- 
horn and Johs. Quackenbos, in behalf of themselves and 
their associates to the number of ten in all, praying let- 
ters patent for 10,000 acres of land lying in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, on the south 
of Baten kill, lying to the eastward of a tract granted to 
Isaac Sawyer and others, .... 112 

March 30. Petition of James Bradshaw and twenty others, 
praying a grant of a tract of land in the form of a town- 
ship, six miles square, lying to the northward of lands 
formerly granted to John Schyler and others, and Stephen 
Bayard and others, between Fort Edward and Lake 
George, . 113 

March 81. Petition of Danl. Prindle and 22 others, praying 
letters patent for a tract of land six miles square, adjoin- 
ing the lands laid out for James Bradshaw and others, 
between Fort Edward and Lake George, 114 

June 24. Petition of Benj. Palmer, Joseph Palmer and Saml. 
Le Rue, praying letters patent to be granted said Benjn. 
Palmer, for the land under high water mark to the dis- 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. -31-3 

Page. 
1 762. tance of 600 feet into the Sons 1 all round the island called 
Minefora or Minefords Island lately purchased by said 
Benjn. Palmer, for the benefit of docking, (now called 

Hunter's Island,) 115 

June 26. Petition of David Hunt and twelve others, purcha- 
sers of Minefords Island, lying in the manor of Pelham, 
in the county of Westchester, praying letters patent for 
six hundred feet of the land from high water mark of the 
said island to run into the Sound, and to hold the said 
length all round the said island lor the purpose of making 

wharves and docks, 1 16 

July 16. Petition of Wm. Ernest Spornheyer and Wra. 
Heints, praying letters patent for 2,000 acres of two par- 
cels of vacant land lying in the county of Albany near 
Schoharie, the first is included within the hounds of the 
lands purchased by Jobs. Sawyer, jr., and the second 
parcel is included within the bounds of the lands pur- 
chased by Jacob Borst and others, (Sharon and Cobles- 
kill, Schoharie Co.,) 117 

Aug. 12. Petition of Thomas Moore and Lewis Pnnthard, 
praying letters patent for two tracts of land, or a quantity 
thereof, not exceeding 2,000 acres, the first of which tracts 
lies to the west of Hudson's river in the county of Orange, 
partly on the back of lands formerly granted to Doctor 
Saml" Starts, and contains 1,100 acres, and the second lies 
adjacent thereto, and on the back of a tract of 1 ,000 acres 
granted to Alex. Phenix, and contains about 000 acres, 

(Cornwall, Orange Co.,) 118 

Aug. 18. Petition of Benjn. Palmer, Joseph Palmer and Saml. 
Le Rue, praying letters patent to be granted unto said 
Benjamin Palmer, for the land under Hwater, 600 feet 
from common high water mark, surrounding Minefora or 
Minefords Islands in the sound, being part of the manor 
of Pelham, in the county of Westchester, {seepages 115, 

116,) H9 

Sept. 3. Petition of Benjn. Palmer, Joseph Palmer and Saml. 
De Rue, showing that they formerly presented a petition 
praying letters patent for the land under water surround- 
ing Mineforda Island to the distance of 600 feet into the 
Sound, with a condition in the letters patent restraining 
proprietors and inhabitants of said island from wharfing 
or building thereon, so as to obstruct the channel between 
said island and Pell's neck, and praying a grant of 200 
feet from high water mark, beginning at a northerly part 
of said Island opposite a southerly point of land in Pell's 
neck and fronting the house where Capt. Thomas Pell 
formerly resided, and so running round the north end of 
said island until that part thereof which is opposite to the 
most southerly point in the Sound called High Island, the 
property of John Wooley, and for 600 feet around the 

said Island, 120 

Sept. 20. Petition of Jacob Starnberger and seven others, 
praying letters patent for 1,000 acres to each of them, of 



314 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page 
1762. a certain tract of land in the county of Albany, on the 
east side of Schoharie creek, adjoining the patent of Scho- 
harie and other patented lands there, (Schoharie, Schoharie 
Co.,) 121 

Sept. 24. Return of survey for John Anderson, of three 
islands, lying in the East river or Sound, commonly called 
Captain's Islands, the first of which is known by the name 
of Great Captain's Island, and contains 16 1-2 acres; the 
second of which contains 2 1-2 acres, and the third of 
said islands contains 1-2 acre, (in Long Island sound,) 
with 122 

Sept. 24. Draught of said islands, &c, 122 

Sept. 25. Return of survey for Wm. E. Spornheyer and Wm. 
Heints, of two certain tracts of land, containing together 
2,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany, near Schoharie, 
the first of which begins at the most westerly corner of a 
certain tract of land, granted to Jacob Borst, Jeronimus 
Greslar and others ; the second of which tracts begins on 
the east side of Oschelage or Cobus kill, (Sharon and 
Cobleskill, Schoharie Co.,) with 123 

Draught of said tracts, 123 

Oct. 8. Proclamation appointing a day, for hearing the com- 
plaint of certain Indians, of the Canajoharie tribe, relative 
to the purchase of the Canajohary patent ; also for the 
hearing of allegations of persons interested in said patent, 124 

Oct. 15. Petition of Hendricus Dubois and Solomon Dubois, 
praying letters patent for 2,000 acres of certain tracts of 
vacant lands, lying in the county of Ulster, within the 
bounds of the line formerly granted to Capt. John Evans, 
to the south of the Shawangonck mountains, and to the 
northwest of Wall kill, and some other parcels of vacant 
land, lying without the bounds of Evans' patent, on the 
west side of the Shawangunk mountains, and to the north- 
ward and northeastward of the great Minnissinck patent, 125 

Nov. 15. Petition of John Wason and 24 others, praying 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, beginning 
in the north bounds of the patent of Saraghtoga, at the 
southeast corner of a tract, granted to Corns. Cuyler, and 
runs thence along the north bounds of the said patent of 
Saraghtoga to Batten kill ; then up the stream thereof, to 
the northeast corner of a tract of land, granted to Isaac 
Sawyer and others ; thence northerly about five miles ; 
then west to the east bounds of a tract of twelve thousand 
acres, granted unto John Schuyler, Junr., and others, and 
then along the east and south bounds of the last men- 
tioned tract, to a tract granted unto Wm. Kettelhuyn, 
and then along the east bounds or the said tract, granted 
to Corns. Cuyler, to the place of beginning, (Greenwich, 
Washington Co.,) [seepage 157,) 126 

Nov. 16. Petition of Garret Erickson and 24 others, praying 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, bounded 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 315 

Page. 
1762. westerly by lands granted to John Schuyler, Jr., and 
others, and to Stephen Bayard ; northwardly by the lands 
granted to James Bradshaw & Co.; southwardly by the 
lands petitioned for, by John Wason and others, and east- 
wardly by unpatented lands, (Argyle, Washington Co.,) 127 

Nov. 22. Petition of Alexr. Turner and 24 others, praying 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Albany, beginning at the northeast corner of a tract of 
land, eastward of the patent of Saraghtoga, granted to 
Isaac Sawyer and others ; thence running northerly along 
the east bounds of lands petitioned for by John Wason, 
Richd. Cullen and others ; then easterly about nine miles ; 
then southerly about two miles ; then westerly about six 
miles ; then southerly to Batten kill, and then down the 
stream thereof to the place of beginning, (Salem, Wash- 
ington Co.,) (seepage 157,) 128 

Nov. 23. Petition of Saml. Deal, Senr., Saml. Deal, Jr., and 
nine others, praying license to purchase a tract of vacant 
land, lying in the county of Albany, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, and on the southwest side of Katts kill, 
between the following patents : the manor of Renselaer, 
the patent granted to Henry Lane and Hendk. Remsen, 
the patent granted Ury Reghtmeyer and others, and the 
settlement of Batavia, (Windham, Greene Co.,) 129 

Nov. 23. Petition of Thomas Dick and 24 others, praying 
letters patent for 25,000 acres of land, lying in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, beginning 
at the northwest corner of the lands petitioned for, by 
Alexr. Turner and his associates ; thence running along 
the east bounds of lands petitioned for by Garret Erick- 
son, Herman Peters and others ; then easterly ; then 
southerly, to the aforesaid tract, petitioned for by Alexr. 
Turner and others ; then westerly to the place of begin- 
ning, (Argyle and Greenwich, Washington Co.,) 130 

Nov. 23. Petition of Mathew Dubois, Junr., praying a grant 
of the exclusive right of ferriage, on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, for the distance of one hundred and sixty 
chains, to the southward of an east line across the said 
river, from the north side of Quasic creek, for the purpose 
of establishing a ferry across said river, (Newburgh, 
Orange Co.,) 131 

Dec. 10."Petition of George Clock, Gol. Banyar and Peter 
Du Bois, praying license to purchase a piece of vacant 
land, of about 800 or 1,000 acres, lying in the county of 
Albany, above Canojoharie, on the north side of the Mo- 
hawks river, to the south of Canada creek or Caioharee, 
opposite to Fort Stanwick, bounded easterly by a tract, 
granted to Petrus Vandriesen, and northward by a tract, 
granted to George Klock, Wm. Nelliss and others, (Op- 
penheim, Fulton Co.,) 132 

Dec. 8. Petition of Wm. Moore, of the city of New York, 
boatman, praying letters patent for a certain Island called 
Barren Island, and also of the beach adjoining, which is 



316 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1762. vacant and unpatented, and supposed to lye in Kings 
county, and opposite to the patent of the Flatt lands, con- 
taining about 30 acres of upland, and by computation 
about 70 acres of marsh or salt meadow land, 133 

Dec. 16. Petition of Fredk. Dederick and four others, pray- 
ing license to purchase a certain tract of land of about 
3,000 acres, lying in the county of Albany, on the west 
side of Hudson's river to the southward of Cat's kill creek 
and the patent of Schoharie, and lying about northeast 
of a tract commonly called New Batavia, and twenty-five 
or thirty miles northwest from the Cat's kill town or set- 
tlement, 134 

Nov. 12. Petition of Abrm. Hasbrouck and Isaac Hasbrouck, 
jr., praying letters patent for a quantity of land not ex- 
ceeding 2,000 acres of certain tract of vacant land lying 
between another certain tract of 10,000 acres, in the 
county of Ulster ; and the 8,000 acres tract granted to 
Philip Schuyler and others, together with several other 
tracts of vacant land lying to the north and northeast- 
ward of the old rejmted northwest line of said tract of 
10,000 acres, 135 

Nov. 27. Petition of David Hunt and 14 other persons 
named, in behalf of themselves and associates, to the 
number of one hundred, proprietors of Minefords Island, 
praying letters patent for 400 feet of the soil under water, 
from common high water mark into the sound, beginning 
at that part of the island which in a due east line is oppo- 
site to the house of Samuel Rodman, and holding the 
same distance westward into the sound in every part round 
the island, and so running along the east end of said island 
unto that part thereof which is opposite to the most south- 
erly point of an island in said sound, commonly called 
High Island, the property of Capt. John Wooley, (now 
Hunter's Island,) 136 

Dec. 22. Petition of Isaac De Forrest and 4 others, praying 
letters patent for 5,000 acres of land lying in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, on the 
north of Batten kill, and adjoining the lands granted to 
Ryer Schei'merhorn, lying on the south side of said kill, 
(Hebron, Washington Co.,) {see vol. xvn, page 1,) 137 

Dec. 29. Petition of John Tabor Kempe and 29 others, pray- 
ing letters patent for 30,000 acres of land, of a tract lying 
in the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, in the county of Albany, to the northward of land 
petitioned for by Isaac De Forrest and others, and Batten 
kill, to the southward of the township of Kingsbury, 
(Hebron, Washington Co.,) {see vol. xvn, page 2,) 138 

Dec. 31. Petition of Ryer Schermerhorn, Jacob Schermer- 
horn and John Quackenboss, in behalf of themselves and 
five others, praying a grant of 5,000 acres of land lying 
on the north side of Batten kill, and adjoining land for- 
merly granted said Ryer Schermerhorn and others, in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river,. . . 139 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 817 

Pago. 
1763. Jan. 5. Petition of Thomas Willett and 29 others, praying 
letters patent for 30,000 acres of the vacant land lying in 
the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
to the southward of *Fort Edward and between said Fort 
and the northerly bounds of certain lands lately granted 
to Isaac Sawyers and others, and the northerly bounds of 
certain other lands granted to llyer Schermerhorn and 
n-fctieES 140 

Jan. 5. Petition of Donald Campbell, George Campbell and 
James Campbell, in behalf of themselves and their asso- 
ciates, praying a grant in fee of 100,000 acres, to be 
selected in one tract near Wood creek, between the falls 
of that creek on the north and Batten kill on the south, a 
line of twenty miles from Hudson's river on the east, the 
east side of Lake George, and a south line thence to said 
Hudson's river on the west, (Argyle, Washington Co.,) 
(see page 159,) 1*1 

[No date.] List of Families and their descendants that came 
in three vessels with Capt, Lauchlan Campbell, from the 
Island of Isla, in North Britain, in the years 1738, 1739 
and ] 740, • • • • • ••••.• 142 

Jan. 6. Petition of John Troup and Thomas Willett, in 
behalf of themselves and others, praying that their an- 
nexed petition be considered as if preferred yesterday, and 
to be heard in support of it, • • 143 

Jan. 6. Petition of John Tabor Kempe and John Morin 
Scott, in behalf of themselves and others, praying that 
they may be heard in support of their petition of the 29th 
Dec, for 30,000 acres of land, to the northward of the 
land petitioned for by Isaac De Forest and others and 
Batten kill, and to the southward of Township of Kings- 
bury, (Hebron, Washington Co.,) : • . 144 

Jan. 19. Petition of llobt. Harpur, shewing that haying 
transmitted some favorable descriptions of this province 
to his friends in Ireland, he was, in consequence applied 
to by between 70 and 100 families there, with their min- 
ister and schoolmaster, all protestants, in order to encour- 
age them to this province ; he prays a grant of 1,000 acres 
of land, free from quit rents, &c, for the first eight or ten 
years, for the accommodation of each family, 145 

Jan. 26. Petition of Joseph Walton and 23 others, soldiers 
during the warr, praying letters patent for a tract of 
vacant land on the east side of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany ; beginning on Forks creek, where it 
empties into Wood creek, and up said Forks creek so as 
to contain 24,000 acres, (Fort Anne, Washington Co.,) ... 140 
Jan. 31. Petition of Wm. Cockroft and eight other persons 
named, and their associates to the number of twenty-six 
in all, praying a grant of 26,000 acres of land, lying be- 
tween Fort Edward and the falls of Wood creek, includ- 
ing a part of the carrying place between Fort Edward 
and Fort Anne, and part of the lands on Wood creek, 
whereof the spot on which Fort Anne was erected to be 



315 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1763. the centre as conveniently may be, (Hartford, Washing- 
ton Co.,) (see vol-, xvn, page 4,) 147 

Feb. 1. Petition of John Embury and 24 others, natives of 
the kingdom of Ireland and all of the established church, 
praying letters patent for 25,000 acres of a tract of land 
lying in the county of Albany, to the westward of the 
patent of'Queensbury, granted to Danl. Prindle and others, 
and on both sides of a branch of Hudson's river, which run- 
neth northwardly, bounded northwardly by vacant lands 
and lands which are petitioned, and southerly by Hudson's 
river, for the purpose of forming an immediate settlement 
and for the introduction and promotion of the linen and 

hempen manufacture, (see vol. xvn, page 2,) 148 

Feb. 8. Certificate of discharge for John McCann, certifying 
that he had served seven years in one of his majesty's 

New York independent companies, 149 

Feb. 10. Memorial of Truman Hinman, in behalf of himself 
& Co., Ebenezer Lacy, in behalf of himself and Co., and 
Jehiel Hawley, in behalf of himself & Co., praying a 
grant of 1,000 acres of land to each of them and to their 
associates respectively, that is to say, to the said Truman 
Hinman, and his associates 36,000 acres, beginning at the 
southeast corner of the township of Kingsbury, extend- 
ing six miles east, thence north on both sides till the said 
quantity of 36,000 acres, with the usual allowance for 
highways is completed ; and to the said Ebenezer Lacy 
and his associates 36,000 acres, extending the same breadth 
of six miles to the northward of a tract granted to said 
Truman Hinman and his associates, till the said quantity 
is completed ; and to the said Jehiel Hawley and his asso- 
ciates, beginning at the southeast corner of the lands pray- 
ed for by the said Truman Hinman and Ebenezer Lacy, 
to extend as far north as the said tracts prayed for by the 
said Truman Hinman and Ebenezer Lacy and their asso- 
ciates, to extend as far eastward as to be clearly within 
the province of New York, and to complete the quantity 
of 50,000 acres, 150 

1760. Feb. 19. Minute of council showing that the memorial of 
James Bradshaw, Danl. Prindle, Truman Hinman, Ebene- 
zer Lacy, Jehiel Hawley and Benjn. Hoyt in behalf of 
themselves and their respective companies, concerning 
the location of their lands, was read in council, 151 

1763. Feb. 16. Report of the committee in council, containing 
regulations to be complied with by petitioners previous 

to their obtaining grants of lands, 152 

Feb. 1 7. Certificate of discharge for Danl. Shaw, serjeant in 

the 108th company of marines, 153 

Feb. 23. Petition of Alexr. Montgomery, Alexr. McNaugh- 
ten and 100 others, the fellow emigrants of Capt. Laughlin 
Campbell and descendants of others, his fellow emigrants, 
praying a grant of 1 000 acres of land to each respectively 
in one entire parcel within the bounds "following : begin- 
ning at or about the head of South Bay, extending south- 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 319 

Page. 
1763. erly to lands petitioned for by Ebenezer Lacey and his 
associates, to extend eastwardly towards New Hampshire 
line, and westerly by mountains and vacant lands still 
vested in the crown, 154 

Report of the committee in council on the petition of Alexr. 
Montgomerie, Alexr. McNaughton & Co., recommending 
that the petitioners be granted the quantity of land prayed 
for, in such proportions and divisions to each family as in 
a list therewith annexed are particularly mentioned, and 
under the conditions that such families respectively shall 
on or before the first day of June next settle on the said 
lands, (see page 167,) 154 

March 2. Petition of John Montanye, Benjr. Payne, John 
Brower and 20 others, heirs and devisees of Rachel Smith, 
praying letters patent for two dwelling houses and lots of 
ground in the city of New York, the property of the late 
Patk. Smith, who died intestate, and was afterwards de- 
vised by his wife Rachel Smith to the petitioners, 155 

March 2. Exemplification of a warrant of survey to Cadwal- 
lader Colden and Alexr. Colden, surveyors general, to sur- 
vey and lay out on the lands formerly patented to Capt. 
John Evans for Nichs. Colton and Edwd. Wilkins, in any 
number of tracts not exceeding four, 2,000 acres of the 
several parcels of land remaining unpatented, and lying in 
the county of Orange and between the mountains, contigu- 
ous to the lands granted to the children of Richd. Bradley, 156 

March 3. Report of the committee in council on the petition 
of Alexr. Turner and 24 others, praying letters patent for 
1,000 acres to each of them respectively, of a tract of land 
lying on the east side of Hudson's river in the county of 
Albany, beginning at the northeast corner of a tract of 
land granted to Isaac Sawyer and others, and also on the 
several petitions of John Wason and others, for a grant 
of 25,000 acres respectively, (see pages 126 and 128,) .... 157 

Jan. 13. Deposition of Thos. Dick, of Pelham, in the 
county of Hampshire, in the province of Massachu- 
sets bay, testifying that he appointed in the spring of 
1761, Alexr. Turner, and several other persons, to make 
application for obtaining a grant of lands in the province 
of New York ; and that petitions were afterwards pre- 
ferred by him, the said Thos. Dick and his associates, 
praying a grant of two tracts of 25,000 each ; and that 
the said deponent and petitioners have formed themselves 
into a society, consisting of about seventy persons, for the 
purpose of settling said lands, and have entered into an 
agreement in writing, to bear their proportion of all 
charges that may accrue in the premises, and have em- 
powered said deponent to act for them therein, in order 
to counteract the claim of John Lydius, for said lands, 
&c, : ... 158 

March 4. Report of the committee in council, on the petition 
of Donald Campbell, George Campbell, Jas. Campbell 
and their associates, recommending a grant of 1,000 acres 



320 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1763. respectively, to said Donald Campbell, Geo: Campbell and 
James Campbell, and to Rose Graham, Margaret Eustace, 
Lilly Murray, Allen Campbell, Jr., to be laid out in one 
tract, on the east side of Hudson's river, in the county of 
Albany, and to be bounded on the south by the patent of 
Saraghtoga and Batten kill, on the west of the lands 
granted to Corns. Cuyler and Win, Ketelhuyn ; then along 
the south line of the patent of Schuyler and others, and 
from thence so far into the woods, as by another line to 
Batten kill, to comprehend 10,000 acres, (see page 141,) 159 

Petition of Eli Mygatt and 24 others, most of whom were 
subscribers of a petition, formerly presented by Benjn. 
Hayt, for a grant of a township, to be found at or near 
Ticonderoga, praying that they be excused from going to 
New York, (in consequence of their dread of catching the 
small pox,) for the purpose of taking the oath, complying 
with the regulations on the report of the committee of 
council, for the settlement of lands, with 160 

March 5. Deposition of Comfort Starr, justice of the peace, 
for Fairfield county, deposing that Eli Mygatt and 24 
others, appeared personally before him, at Danberry, and 
severally took oath, that they will comply with the regu- 
lations, in the report of the committee of council, and also 
with 160 

March 14. Deposition of Obadiah Wells, of the city of New 
York, that he well knows the before mentioned subscrib- 
ers, and was present when they took oath, 160 

March 14. Memorial of Obadiah Wells and 39 others, in 
behalf of themselves and associates, showing that they 
formerly presented a petition for a grant of 25,000 acres 
of land, near Ticonderoga; that about twenty-six of them 
have taken the oath, agreeable to the regulations of the 
report of the committee of council, and praying a grant 
to each of them respectively, of 1,000 acres of land, lying 
west of Lake Champlain, including the saw mills on the 
south, and with an extension of nine miles toward Crown 
Point, extending westward in small tracts not exceeding 
three, 161 

March 14. Memorial of Robt. Harpur, of King's College, 
showing that he formerly presented a petition for a tract 
of land, to accommodate between 70 and 100 families, of 
his majesty's protestant subjects in Ireland, who had ap- 
plied to him for that purpose ; and finding that said peti- 
tion was imperfect, for want of a particular location, he 
now prays for a reservation of 100,000 acres of land, 
situate to the northward of the townships of Kingsbury 
and Queensbury, to the northward, eastward and west- 
ward of the lands already prayed for, lying at or near 
Wood creek, and to the westward of the province of New 
Hampshire, extending westerly so far north as the north 
branch of Hudson's river, and to the southward of lands 
prayed for by Major Robt. Rogers and others, and will, 
upon obtaining a promise of said reservation, give secu- 



vol. xvi.] LAND PAPERS. 321 

Page. 
1763. rity to settle in the first three years 100 families thereon, 
and in four years after, settle 100 families more, (see vol. 
xvn, page 22,) (Luzerne and Queensbury, Warren Co.,) 162 

March 16. Petition of Duncan Read and three others, in 
behalf of themselves and their associates, fellow emigrants 
of Capt. Laughlin Campbell, praying that whatever quan- 
tity of land be granted them, may be located in one entire 
tract, as described in a former memorial, presented by 
them, (see page 154,) 163 

April 4. Petition of Abrm. Thomas and 13 others, praying a 
grant of 14,000 acres of the lands, lying in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, between Fort 
Edward and Lake George, northward of townships sur- 
veyed for James Bradshaw and his associates, and Danl. 
Prindle and his associates, now called Kingsbury and 
Queensbury, with 164 

April 4. Deposition of Timothy Soule, justice of the peace 
for Dutchess county, deposing that the petitioners ap- 
peared personally before him, and severally made affidavit, 
that if the lands petitioned for by them are granted to 
them, they intend to settle it, and that their names are 
not made use of in trust for any other person, 164 

April 12. Letter from Robt. Harpur, to his excellency Gov. 
Monckton, informing him that he has received advices 
from the minister mentioned in his petition, concerning 
his, &c.'s encouragement to America, and submits the 
purport of his letters. He desires to know if he could get 
a spot on Hudson's river, (the conveniences of which 
were formerly delineated to him,) that would not only 
accommodate 70 or 100 families, as mentioned in the peti- 
tion, but a number of no less than 200 or 300 families; 
and further desires to know if they should have any title 
to send members to the N. York council, to have magis- 
trates of their own, and concludes by assuring, that two 
or three congregations more are on the wing, and hopes 
to be the instrument of settling a colony of sober, indus- 
trious people, &c. ; and desires to know the fate of the 
memorial or petition, that he may write the gentleman by 
the first packet, 165 

April 19. Return of survey for Wm. Smith and Edward 
Wilkins, of six tracts of land, lying in the highlands, in 
the county of Orange, being part of the lands formerly 
granted to Capt. John Evans, containing together 2,000 
acres, with 166 

April 19. Draught of said tracts, (Monroe and Cornwall, 
Orange Co.,) 166 

May 2. Report of the committee in council on the petition of 
Alexander McNaughton and others, recommending a grant 
to the persons named in the annexed schedule, of 47,450 
acres of land, to be laid out in one tract, vested in the 
crown, lying on the east side of Hudson's river, within 
the county of Albany, adjoining on the south to 10,000 
acres proposed to be granted to Donald Campbell and 
41 



322 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvi. 

Page. 
1763. others, and Batten kill, and to extend so far northward as 
to contain said quantity ; and that the said grant be made 
to Duncan Read, Alexr. Montgomery, Alexr. McNaugh- 
ten, Neal Shaw, Henry Van Vleck, Archd. Campbell, Neal 
Gillaspie, Alexr. McLean and Ennis Graham and their 
heirs, as trustees to hold 500 acres in trust, and for the 
use of a minister and schoolmaster, resident on said tract, 
for ever, and to hold all the residue in trust and for the 
respective uses of the several persons named in the annexed 

schedule, with 167 

Schedule of the names of persons referred to in the report 
of the committee in council on the petition of Alexr. Mc- 
Naughton and others, 167 



VOLUME XVII. 

1763, 1764. 



Page. 
1"763. May 12. Report of the committee to whom was referred the 
petition of Isaac De Forest, William Hun, Johannes Hesse, 
Thomas Conklin and Jeremiah Wool, praying letters 
patent for a grant of 5,000 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, on the north 
side of Batten kill, adjoining lands granted to Ryer Sche- 
merhorn and others, (see vol. xvi, page 137,) 1 

May 12. Report of the committee on the petition of Joseph 
Walton and others, of John Embury and others, of Root. 
Harpur and others, of John Tabor Kempe and others, 
and of Thos. Willett and others, (see vol. xvi., pages 138, 
140, 144, 145, 148 and 162,) 2 

May 20. Petition of John Tabor Kempe and 16 others, pray- 
ing a grant of 1,000 acres each, of a tract of vacant land 
in the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, to the eastward of Fort Edward, (Argyle, Wash- 
ington Co.,) 3 

May 21. Report on the petition of William Cockroft and 
others, and of John Tabor Kempe and others, (see page 3,) 4 

May 25. Petition of Moses Clark and 13 others, owners of 
lands on Hudson's river, praying a grant for a shoal, be- 
tween the point of Butter hill and the high water mark 
on Murtherers creek, for the purpose of docking the same 
for their own convenience, (Cornwall, Orange Co.,) .... 5 

July 3. Certificate of Capt. James Grant, certifying that 
John Allman served for the space of eight years in Capt. 
Bradstreet's Co., 7 

July 3. Certificate of Major Grant, certifying that Noah 
Flood served in Capt. Cambell's company for the space of 
three years, 8 

July 5. Certificate of Major Forbes, certifying that Richd. 
Gamblin served for the space of seven years, 9 

July 5. Certificate of Major Forbes, certifying that Hugh 
Shields has served for the space of seven years, 10 



324 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvit. 

Pago. 
1763. Aug. 15. Petition of William Gilliland, of the city of New 
York, praying a grant of 60,000 acres of land, lying either 
near South Bay or between Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 
on the west side of Lake Champlain ; or if a sufficient 
quantity cannot be granted at either of these places, the 
residue to be on a small tract adjoining the river Boquet, 
for the settlement of a number of families who are daily 
expected from Ireland, 11 

Aug. 13. Certificate of Brigadier General Murray, certifying 
that Andrew Kainnard has served for the space of six 
years, 12 

Aug. 17. Certificate of Brigadier General James Murray, 
certifying that Miles Cunningham has served for the space 
of six years, 13 

Aug. 24. Certificate of Frederick Haldeman, colonel, certi- 
fying that Philip Richards has served for the space of 
three years, 14 

Sept. 3. Petition of David Wooster, late colonel of a regi- 
ment in the pay of the colony of Connecticut, in behalf of 
himself and his associates, all officers in the same regiment, 
praying a grant of 1,000 acres to each, of a tract of land 
on the west side of Lake Champlain, between the fort at 
Crown Point and the fort at Ticonderoga, and extending 
in breadth between the said two forts, and along the north 
end of Lake George about six miles, containing upwards 
of 40,000 acres, 15 

Sept. 9. Petition of Major Phillip Skene, setting forth that 
being encouraged by Sir Jeffrey Amherst, in the year 1760, 
he formed the design of making a considerable settlement 
on lands on both sides of Wood creek, and in prosecution of 
such design, he did soon after at a large expense, settle 
and subsist about thirty families there, but, being ordered 
on the expedition against Martinique and Havanna, some 
of the settlers in his absence abandoned the settlement, 
&c, and praying for himself and 49 others, his associates 
in the army, a grant of so much as shall be found fit for 
cultivation of the lands lying on, and adjacent to Wood 
creek in the county of Albany, beginning on the north line 
of Kingsbury near the spot occupied by Griffith, Park 
and Bemis, then extending to Scone creek, &c, (White- 
hall, Washington Co.,) (see page 26,) 16 

Aug. 24. Certificate of Major John Beckwith, certifying that 
Charles Dougherty has served for the space of eight years 

and four months, 17 

Sept.' 10. Certificate of Capt. Alexr. McLeod, certifying that 

Robt. Morris has served for seven years, 18 

Sept. 14. Memorial of Duncan Reid, Neil Shaw, Archd. 
Campbell, Alexr. McNaughten and Neil Gillespie, five of 
the patentees named for the tract of land surveyed and 
laid out for sundry Scotch people, who emigrated with 
Captain Lauchlin Campbell, showing that they are unable 
to raise the monies towards the obtaining the patent, from 
the several persons who have shares therein, and praying 



vol. xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 325 

Page. 
1 763. that the memorialists may be the sole trustees in the grants 

to said persons, 19 

Sept. 1 4. Petition of John Embury, Philip Embury, James 
Willson, Thomas Proctor, George Willson, Saml. Will- 
son, John Willson and Solomon Vickers, setting forth the 
lands described and prayed for in their petition of the 1st 
Feby. last, and granted to the petitioners therein named, 
are 'entirely mountainous and incapable of culture, and 
praying a grant of 8,000 acres of a tract of vacant land 
lying in the county of Albany, between the lands granted 
to Ryer Schermerhorn and the colony line, (Jackson and 

White Creek, Washington Co.,) with 20 

Feb. 1 . Exemplification of a petition presented by John Em- 
bury and 24 others, praying a grant of 25,000 acres of 
land for the settlement of a number of families from Ire- 
land, (see vol. xvi, page 148,) 21 

Sept. 14. Petition of Goose Van Schaickand 14 others, pray- 
ing a grant of 15,000 acres of a tract of land lying in the 
county of Albany, bounded southerly by the north line 
of a tract of land proposed to be granted to Isaac De- 
forest and his associates, westerly by the lands proposed 
to be granted to Alexr. McNaughten and his associates, 
extending northerly to the south line of the lands proposed 
to be granted to Will Cockroft and his associates, and 
setting forth that the petrs. has served in many campaigns 
during the war, and that a petition to this effect was pre- 
sented on the 12th of June last, 22 

Sept. 14. Petition of Thomas Williams and 27 others, there- 
in named, praying a grant of 28,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, to the northward of Fort Edward and 
adjoining lands already granted, and setting forth that 
they have all served in many campaigns during the war, 23 
Sept. 26. Petition of James De Lancey of the city of N. York, 
setting forth that his late father, the Honble. James De 
Lancey, Esqr., deceased, was concerned and interested in 
a certain tract of land purchased of the Indians, lying in 
the county of Albany, and known by the name of Butler's 
purchase, for which a warrant of survey was issued to the 
surveyor general to survey for the said Honble James De 
Lancey, Esqr., deceased, 5,600 acres, and which return of 
survey was made, but neglected obtaining letters patent 
for the same, and that Messrs. Bratt and Wemp of Sche- 
nectady, some time after, petitioned for and obtained let- 
ters patent for 3,870 acres of said tract, and praying letters 
patent for the remaining 1,730 acres, for himself and 
Thomas Jones of the city of New York, attorney at law, 

(Princetown, Schenectady Co.,) {see page 28,) 24 

Oct. 27. Affidavit of Jonathan Fowler, Charles Vincent, 
Thomas Butler and Lewis Guion, all of the county of 
Westchester, in the suit of Trinity church, at New 
Rochelle, against Peter Flandereau, Samuel Gillot and 

Elizabeth Rylander, (see page 30,) 25 

[No date.] Petition of Major Philip Skene, in behalf of 



326 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvii. 

Page. 
1763. himself and his associates, (named in the schedule 
annexed,) praying a grant of a certain tract of vacant 
land, adjacent to Wood creek and South bay, formerly 
petitioned for, and surveyed and laid out for him, (see 
page 16,) with 26 

Nov. 12. Report of the committee on the foregoing petition, 
recommending that the said petitioner and his associates, 
each of them respectively, be granted the quantity of 
1,000 acres of land, to be laid out in one square tract, 
on both sides of Wood creek, beginning to the west- 
ward of the saw mill, built by the petitioner, near the 
falls of said creek, &c, so as to contain 25,000 acres, on 
condition that the grantees do give security to settle one 
family on every 1,000 acres of the same, and advising that 
if Joseph Walton forego his claim to a small parcel of 
land to the southward of said tract, whereon the said 
Major Skene hath already settled some families, that the 
same be granted unto him, 26 

Nov. 23. Petition of Robert Harpur, of King's college, 
praying a warrant of survey for lands lying to the north- 
ward of Queensbury, part of Kingsbury, and the lands 
surveyed for the artillery officers, and also lying to the 
eastward of Lake George, and formerly petitioned for, 
(see page 2,) 27 

Nov. 25. Draft of a warrant of survey, for James De Lancey 
and Thomas Jones, of a certain part of Butler's purchase, 
formerly surveyed and laid out for the late Honble. James 
De Lancey, deceased, (see page 24,) 28 

Nov. 29. Certificate of Alexr. McLeod, captain of the 78th 
regiment, that Donald Fraser is dismissed, and allowed to 
go about his lawful affairs, 29 

Dec. 23. Affidavit of Jacobus Bleecker, in an action of the 
minister, &c, of the church of New Rochelle against 
Peter Flandereau and others, 30 

Dec. 3. Memorial of John Stoughton, setting forth that he 
has served in one of the New York independent compa- 
nies, and praying a grant of 2,000 acres of* land, between 
Lake George and South bay, with 31 

Dec. 29. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that John 
Stoughton has served during the war, 31 

Dec. 8. Petition of Major Allan Campbell, and Lieut. John 
Kennedy, praying a grant of 7,000 acres of a vacant tract 
of land, lying in the county of Albany, bounded by a line 
beginning at the foot of the first mountain to the west of 
the carrying place on Lake George, where said mountain 
touches the lake, and running northerly, along the foot of 
said mountain, to where it touches Lake Champlain, near 
Crown Point, from thence eastwardly and southerly, along 
the bank of Lake Champlain, to the mouth of the river 
that empties itself out of Lake George into Lake Cham- 
plain ; from thence, along the foot of the mountain to the 
east of said river, to where said mountain first touches 



vol. xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 327 

Page. 

1763. Lake George ; from thence, by the bank of Lake George, 

to where it first began, with 32 

Dec. 22. Certificates of Genl. Gage, certifying that Major 
Allan Campbell, and Lieut. John Kennedy, had served 
during the Avar, 32 

Dec. 8. Petition of Lieut. Alexr. Colquohoun, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, adjacent to the south side of a 
creek, commonly called East creek, opposite to the redout 
at Ticonderoga, and adjoining to the waters that run into 
Lake Champlain, with 33 

Dec. 21. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Alexr. Colquohoun hath served during the war, 33 

Dec. 1 1 . Letter of Capt. George Clarke to Lieut. Govr. Col- 
den, stating that he served during the war, and desiring a 
captain's proportion of the land on the east side of the 
entrance of Lake Champlain, opposite Ticonderoga, and 
to extend partly along the lake to Crown Point, and to 
run east along South bay, from its confluence with that 
part of Lake Champlain at Ticonderoga, and to continue 
on both sides of said bay, 34 

Dec. 13. Petition of James Ross, apothecary's mate, setting 
forth that he has served eight years in North America, 
and praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land within the 
bounds petitioned for by Major Campbell and Lieut. Ken- 
nedy, if on surveying, there should be so much more land 
within these bounds than they require ; but if there is 
not, then as much of certain tract of vacant land in the 
county of Albany, bounded by a line beginning on the 
west shoi-e of Lake Champlain, eight miles to the north- 
ward of Split Rock, and running west one mile and three 
quarters, thence east to Lake Champlain, thence by Lake 
Champlain southerly to where it first began, (Willsbo- 
rough, Essex county,) with 35 

1764. April 9. Certificate of General Gage, that James Ross, apo- 

thecary's mate, served during the war, 35 

1763. Dec. 15. Petition of Capt. Nichs. Sutherland, praying a 

grant of 3,000 acres of land, lying between the landing, at 
the north end of Lake George, and the saw mills on the 
east side, and adjoining the waters, and between the saw 
mills and Crown Point, on the west side, and adjoining 
the waters, which run into Lake Champlain, (Ticonderoga, 
Essex Co.,) with 30 

1764. Jan. 3. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Capt. Nichs. Suther- 

land served during the war, -. 36 

1763. Dec. 15. Petition of Capt. Robt. Grant, praying a grant of 

3,000 acres of land, lying between the landing, at the 
north end of Lake George, and the saw mills, on the east 
side of and adjoining the waters, and between the saw 
mills and Crown Point, on the west side of and adjoining 
the waters which run into Lake Champlain, (Crown 
Point, Essex Co.,) with 37 

1764. Jan. 3. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Robert 

Grant served during the war, 37 



328 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvii. 

Page. 

1763. Dec. 15. Petition of Capt. Alexr. Mcintosh, praying a grant 

of 3,000 acres of land, lying between the landing, at the 
north end of Lake George, and the saw mills, on the east 
side of and adjoining the waters, between the saw mills 
and Crown Point, on the west side of and adjoining the 
waters which run into Lake Champlain, (Ticonderoga, 
Essex Co.,) with 38 

1764. Jan. 3. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Alexr. Mcintosh 

served during the war, 38 

1763. Dec. 17. Petition of Lieut. Donald Campbell, late of the 

Royal American Regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres 
of land, bounded by a line beginning at the foot of the 
mountains, on the east side of the river that empties itself 
out of Lake George into Lake Champlain, and running 
westerly (half a mile south of the falls of said river) two 
miles into the woods ; then northerly two miles ; then 
easterly about one mile and a half, until it touches Lake 
Champlain, and thence southerly along the bank of said 
lake to where it first began, 39 

Dec. 16. Petition of Lieut. Hugh Wallace, praying letters 
patent for 2,000 acres of land on the west side of Lake 
Champlain, adjoining to the north line of the lands peti- 
tioned for by Major Campbell, (see page 32,) with 40 

Dec. 21. Certificate of General Gage, that Hugh Wallace, 
Lieut., served during the war, 40 

Dec. 20. Memorial of Sir John St. Clair, baronet, colonel in 
his majesty's service, and late Lieut. Col. in one of the 
reduced battalions of the Royal American Regiment, 
pi\aying a grant of 5,000 acres of land, 42 

Dec. 20. Petition of Lieut. Roger Killet, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, within the bounds of lands, petitioned 
for by Major Campbell and Lieut. Kennedy, should there 
be found upon surveying the same, so much more im- 
provable land than they require ; but if not, as much of 
a certain tract of vacant land, in the county of Albany, 
situated on Lake Champlain, to be bounded by said lake, 
to the eastward, and by the river Boquet on the north- 
ward, (Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) with 43 

Dec. 20. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut Roger Kellet 
served during the war, 43 

Dec. 28. Petition of James McBride, late sergeant in the 
47th Regiment of Foot, praying a grant of 200 acres of 
land, on the west side of Lake Champlain, to be bounded 
by the river Boquet on the south, and by the said lake on 
the east, 44 

Dec. 29. Petition of David Wooster, praying letters patent, 
for 3,000 acres of land, on the east side of Lake Cham- 
plain, opposite to Crown Point, to be bounded westerly 
by said lake, with 45 

Dec. 28. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Captain 
David Wooster served during the war, 45 

1764. Jan. 5. Petition of Ensign Mervin Perry, praying letters 

patent for 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, to 



vol. xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 329 

Page. 
1764. the eastward of the lands intended to be granted to Isaac 
De Forest and others, and to the northward of lands to 
be laid out for Alexr. Turner and his associates, (Hebron, 
Washington Co.,) with 46 

Jan. 9. Certificate of General Gage, that Mervin Berry, en- 
sign, served during the war, 46 

Jan. 7. Petition of Capt. Valentine Gardiner, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of a tract of vacant land, lying in the 
county of Albany, running along the east side of Lake 
Champlain, opposite to the fort at Crown Point, (Ver- 
mont,) with 47 

1763. Dec. 20. Certificate of General Gage, that Valentine Gardi- 

ner, captain, served during the war, 47 

1764. Jan. 7. Petition of Capt. John Graham, praying a grant of 

3,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, running 
along the east side of Lake Champlain, opposite the fort 
at Crown Point, with 48 

Jan. 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that John Graham, cap- 
tain, served during the war, 48 

Jan. 14. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Thos. Pocock 
Mant seiwed during the war, 49 

Jan. 9. Petition of Lieut. Alexr. Campbell and Lieut. Willm. 
Haggart, reduced officers, praying a grant of 4,000 acres 
of a tract of land, lying on the banks of Otter creek, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, adjoining immediately 
to said lake, with 50 

Feb. 16. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieuten- 
ant Win. Haggart served during the war, 50 

Jan. 9. Memorandum of Captains Small, Forbes and Camp- 
bell, Lieutenants Archd. Campbell, Cameron, Charles 
Menzies, Gordon, Gregor, McCullock and Adjutant Wil- 
liam Gregor, requesting of Lieut. Govr. Colden a grant 
of lands on Otter creek, extending from the Great Falls 
on said creek for twelve miles upwards on both sides, 
which distance is supposed to comprehend the proportions 
of land they may be entitled to pursuant to his Majesty's 
proclamation, with 51 

Jan. 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. John Small 
served during the war, 51 

Jan. 16. Petition of Lieutenants Donald Campbell, James 
Rumsey, John Martin, Thomas Menzies, Alexr. Menzies, 
praying a grant of 16,000 acres of land on the Otter creek, 
on the east side of Lake Champlain, adjoining to the tract 
petitioned for by Lieut. Alexr. Campbell and Lieut. Will 
Haggart, in pursuance of the royal proclamation, with. . 52 

Jan. ] 9. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that the above 
named persons served during the war, 52 

Jan. 17. Petition of John Wilkins, major, praying a grant 
of 5,000 acres of a tract of land on the west side of Lake 
Champlain, between Ticonderoga and Crown Point, with 53 

Jan. 11. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Major Wilkins served 
during the war, 53 

Jan. 20. Petition of Lieut. Allen Grant, praying a grant of 
42 



330 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvii. 

Page. 
1764. 2,000 acres of land, beginning at the north bounds of the 
land petitioned for by Capt. John Graham, and extending 
northerly along Lake Champlain and easterly into the 

Avoods, with 54 

Jan. 16. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Allen Grant 

served during the war, 54 

Jan. 24. Petition of Lieut. Abrm. Low, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of a tract of land in the county of Albany, 
bounded on the south by the river Boquet, which empties 
itself into Lake Champlain on the west side, and on the 

east by Lake Champlain, with 55 

Feb. 17. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Abrm. Low 

served during the war, 55 

Jan. 24. Certificate of Capt. James Robertson, that Alexr. 

Young served during the war, 56 

Jan. 24. Certificate of discharge from Captain James Robert- 
son to Duncan Kennedy, served during the war, 56 

Jan. 24. Petition of Win. Munro, quarter-master, praying a 
grant of 2,000 acres of a tract of land in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, adjoining to 
the several tracts petitioned for by Alexr. Turner and his 
associates, Isaac Deforest and his associates, and John 

Tabor Kempe and his associates, with 57 

Jan. 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that William Munro, quar- 
ter-master, served during the war, ^ 57 

Jan. 26. Petition of Lieut. James Brodie, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land on the east side of Wood creek, in the 
county of Albany, adjoining to the east line of lands pro- 
posed to be granted to Major Philip Skene, (Hampton, 

Washington Co.,) with 58 

Jan. 23. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that James Brodie, lieut., 

served during the war, . 58 

Jan. 28. Letter from James Dow, of Philadelphia, (to Lieut. 
Gover. Colden,) in relation to his and son's claims to lands 
to be granted to reduced officers who served during the 

war, with 59 

Jan. 23. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. James Dow 

served during the war, 59 

Feb. 1. Memorial of Henry Farrant, a reduced lieut., pray- 
ing that directions be given to the dep. surveyor at Schen- 
ectady to measure 2,000 acres of land for him, with 60 

Feb. 3. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Henry Farrant 

served during the war, 60 

Feb. 1. Petition of Henry Munro, late chaplain to the 77th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land situate 
directly to the eastward of the provincial grant, bounded 
on the south by Mr. Kemp's lands, (Hebron, Washington 

Co.,) with 61 

Feb. 1. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Harry Munro, chap- 
lain to the 77th regt., served during the war, 61 

Feb. 1. Petition of Duncan Read, Neal Campbell, Archd. 
Campbell, Alexr. McNaughten and Neal Gillespie, trus- 
tees for the emigrants of Captn. Lauchlin Campbell, set- 



vol xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 331 

Page. 
j 76 i. ting forth that they run great hazard in becoming security 
for all such costs and charges as shall attend the obtaining 
letters patent, &c, for the lands intended to be granted, 
and praying a clause may be inserted in the letters patent 
empowering the petitioners, or their survivors to sell and 
dispose of such grantees' lands as do not pay within a 
certain time, to the petitioners, all such expenses, 62 

[No date.] Schedule of names, with the number of acres to 
each grantee, respectively, in the Argyle patent, 63 

[No date.] Duplicate of the foregoing, with remarks added, 64 

Feb. 1. Petition of Capt. James Robertson, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land to the eastward of the provincial 
grant, and bounded on the south by Mr. Munroe's lands, 
with 65 

Feb. 3. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. James Robert- 
son served during the war, 65 

Feb. 2. Minute of council relating to orders for surveying 
and making maps of the lands to be granted to reduced 
officers who served during the war, pursuant to the royal 
proclamation, 66 

Feb. 6. Petition of Moses Campbell, Alexr. McPherson and 
Alexr. Fraser, late Serjeants ; and John McPherson, late 
corporal ; praying a grant of 800 acres of land adjoining 
to that lately granted to Major Campbell, upon Lake Cham- 
plain, with 67 

Feb. 6. Certificate of Capt. John Graham, certifying that 
the above said persons served during the war, also with 67 

March 30. Certificate of Lieut.-Col. John Reed, that Moses 
Campbell served during the war, 67 

Feb. 6. Petition of Isaac Man of the city of New York, 
mercht., setting forth that he is the owner of a certain 
tract of land in the county of Albany, on the west side of 
Hudson's river, being part of the tract called Saratoga, 
and praying a grant of the soil to the distance of 80 feet 
under water, from the northeast corner of the said tract 
to a brook known by the name of Still water, for the pur- 
pose of docking, 68 

Feb. 6. Petition of Cain Callannan, a reduced soldier, pray- 
ing a grant of land, with 69 

Feb. 6. Certificate of Gavin Cochrane, capt. of the 1st bat- 
talion of royal American regt., that Cain Callannan 
served during the war, • 69 

Feb. 7. Petition of Willm. Able, John Pearce, Willm. Blay- 
lock, Serjeants, and Buckridge Webb, private, praying 
then- proportion of lands to be granted to disbanded 
officers, 70 

Feb. 8. Petition of John Gibson, serjeant, and 32 other non- 
commissioned officers and 6 privates of the 77th regiment, 
and one private of the 78th, praying a grant of land adjoin- 
ing that petitioned for by Capt. Robertson and Revd. Mr. 
Munro, with 71 

Feb. 8. Certificate of Capt. Robertson, that the several non- 



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Page. 
1764. commissioned officers and privates in the foregoing peti- 
tion served during the war, 71 

Feb. 8. Petition of Capt. John Campbell, praying a grant of 
3,000 acres of land to the northward of a tract petitioned 
for by Captain Robison, and to the eastward of a tract 
granted to the provincial officers, (Granville, Washington 
Co.,) with 72 

Jan. 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that. Capt. Campbell served 
during the war, 72 

Feb. 11. Petition of Captain Charles Forbes, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land to the northward of the tract peti- 
tioned for by Captain Campbell, and to the eastward of a 
tract granted to the provincial officers, {see page 72,) with 73 

Jan. 7. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Captain 
Charles Forbes served during the war, 73 

Feb. 13. Petition of the trustees of the township of Hunting- 
ton in the county of Suffolk on the Island of Nassau, in 
behalf of Jacob Wheeler, a freeholder and inhabitant of 
said town, praying a patent with an exclusive right for 
establishing a ferry between the town of Huntington afore- 
said, and Norwalk in the county of Fairfield and colony 
of Connecticut, 74 

Feb. 14. Petition of Lieut. Ann Gordon, praying a graut 
of 2,000 acres of land in the county of Albany upon the 
Rivierre la Barbe, betwixt Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 
with 75 

Feb. 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Ann Gordon 
served during the war, 75 

Feb, 16. Memorial of Peter, Marquis de Conty, praying a 
grant of the land to be distributed to disbanded officers, 
with 76 

Feb. 1 7. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Lieuten- 
ant Peter de Conte, served during the war, 76 

Feb. 20. Certificate of Lieutenant Colonel A. Prevost, that 
Ludwig Simon served during the war, 77 

Feb. 16. Petition of Abraham Albey, late Serjeant, praying 
his quota of the land to be granted to disbanded officers, 
pursuant to his majesty's proclamation, 78 

Feb. 18. Petition to Lieutenant Abraham Cuyler, praying a 
grant of land in the county of Albany, on the east side 
of Lake Champlain, lying on both sides of Otter creek, 
bordering on said lake, with 79 

Feb. 16. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Lieu- 
tenant Abraham Cuyler served during the war, 79 

Feb. 9. Petition of Lieutenant Archibald Campbell, praying 
a grant of 2,000 acres of land rejoining the lands surveyed 
for the provincial officers, and the lands petitioned for by 
Capt. Campbell of the 42d regiment of foot, with 80 

Feb. 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage that Lieut. Archibald Camp- 
bell served during the war, 80 

Feb. — . Petition of Allan McArthur, Donald Livingston, 
Donald Irvin, David McLeah and Kenneth McKenzie, late 
soldiers of the 78th regiment, praying their quota of the 



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Page. 
1764. lands to be granted pursuant to his majesty's proclama- 
tion, 81 

Feb. 28. Petition of Allen Cameron and three others, late 
Serjeants, and seven privates in the 77th regiment, pray- 
ing their quota of the lands to be granted to non-commis- 
sioned officers and privates who served during the late 
war, pursuant to his majesty's proclamation, 82 

Feb. 28. Letter of William Eyre to the lieut. governor, relat- 
ing to the petition of Lieutenant Abraham Low, for lands 
upon the river Boquet, and requesting to withdraw the 
former petition, and to locate it in the southern division 
of Long Island, lying nearly between Grand Isle and the 
Isle la Motte, containing about 2,000 acres, 83 

Feb. 29. Memorial of Barnaby Byim, a reduced lieutenant, 
praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land to the eastward of 
a tract laid out for William Cockroft, Beamsly Glazier 
and others, pursuant to his majesty's proclamation, (Gran- 
ville, Washington Co.,) with 84 

Feb. 20. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Lieu- 
tenant Barnaby Byrn served during the war, 84 

March 1. Memorial of Erick Sutherland, a reduced lieuten- 
ant, praying a grant of land lying to the eastward of a 
tract laid out for William Cockroft, Beamsly Glazier and 
others, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 85 

Feb. 1. Schedule of petitions from reduced officers who have 
served in America, for lands, pursuant to the royal pro- 
clamation of the 7th Oct., 1 763, 86 

March 3. Memorial of the attorney general, in relation to 
the draft of letters patent for the township of Argyle, 
granted in trust for the emigrants of Captain Lauchlin 
Campbell, deceased, 87 

March 4. Memorial of Captain Robert Campbell, praying a 
grant of 5,000 acres of land, lying to the eastward of a 
tract of twenty-six thousand acres, granted to the provin- 
cial officers, with 88 

March 6. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Cap- 
tain Robert Campbell served during the war, 88 

March 6. Petition of Samuel Munro, in behalf of himself 
and other inhabitants on a certain vacant tract of land in 
the county of Dutchess, bounded to the northward of 
certain patents, granted to Colonel Stephanus Van Cort- 
landt and Co., and Colonel Henry Beekman, and to the 
southward by a patent granted to Adolph Philips, praying 
a license to purchase said vacant tract from the Indians, 
and that they may obtain letters patent for the same,. ... 89 

March 6. Memorial of Lieut. Du Perron and Alexander 
Potts, surgeon, praying a grant of 4,000 acres of land, 
lying to the eastward of a tract of twenty-six thousand 
acres, granted to the provincial officers, with 90 

March 5. Certificates of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Philip Du 
Perron, and Alexr. Potts, surgeon, served during the war, 90 

March 7. Petition of Duncan Read, Alexr. McNachten, Neil 
Shaw, Archd. Campbell and Neal Gillaspie, intended 



334 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvii. 

Page. 
1764. grantees in trust for themselves and others, of a tract of 
land, called Argyle, praying some amendments in the 
draft of letters patent for said tract, 91 

March 7. Petition of Henry Ertly, in behalf of himself and 
others, non commissioned officers and privates, who served 
during the war, praying a grant of 1 ,000 acres of land, to 
be laid out in one tract, on the west side of Wood creek, 
adjoining the tract of land proposed to be granted to Major 
Philip Skene, and extending southerly along the said 
creek, northerly by the foot of a mountain, and from 
thence to the south west corner of said tract, or to the 
westward thereof, 92 

March 8. Memorial of Sir John St. Clair, baronet, colonel, 
and late lieut. col., in one of the reduced battalions of the 
American regiment, praying a grant of 5,000 acres of 
land on the east side of the waters which run from Wood 
creek into Lake Champlain, bounded southerly by lands 
intended to be granted to Major Skene, westerly by the 
aforesaid waters, and extending easterly into the country 
so as to include the above quantity, (Vermont,) with .... 93 

March 8. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Colonel 
Sir John St. Clair served during the war, 93 

March 8. Petition of Lieutenant James Dow, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, lying on the east side of the waters 
which run from the Wood creek into Lake Champlain, 
bounded southerly by the land petitioned for by Sir John 
St. Clair, westerly by the aforesaid waters and extending 
easterly into the country so far as to include the above 
quantity, 94- 

March 8. Petition of Lieut. Archd. Blane, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of the waters 
which run from the Wood creek into Lake Champlain, 
and bounded southerly by lands petitioned for by Lieut. 
James Dow, with 95 

Feb. 28. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Archd. Blane served during the war, 95 

March 8. Petition of Lieut. Archd. Dow, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of the waters 
which run from Wood creek into Lake Champlain, adjoin- 
ing the lands prayed for by Sir John St. Clair, James 
Dow, and Archd. Blane, 96 

March 8. Petition of Lieut. Thomas Etherington, praying a 
grant of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of Wood 
creek, in the county of Albany, between the bounds of a 
tract proposed to be granted to Major Skene and the lands 
intended to be granted to the officers of the artillery, with 97 

Feb. 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieutenant 
Thos. Etherington served during the war, 97 

March 9. Petition of Lieut. William Leslie, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of Wood creek, in 
the county of Albany, between the bounds of the tract 
proposed to be granted to Major Skene, and the lands 
intended to be granted to the officers of the artillery, with 98 



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1 764. Feb. 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 

Wm. Leslie served during the war, 98 

March 10. Petition of John Montressor, Francis Mee and 
Robt. Wallace, praying a grant of a tract of land lying 
on the west side of Lake Champlain, called Ligonier Point, 
between said Lake and the Bay of Perou, which together 
with four small islands, (les Isles des quatres ve?its,) in the 
lake to the eastward of said Point ; and another island to 
the northward of it called Schuyler's island ; the whole 
containing about 3,000 acres, (Willsborough, Essex Co.,) 99 

March 10. Memorial of Capt. James Allaz, Lieut. Edwd. 
Barron and Lieut. David Borry, praying a grant of 7,000 
acres of a tract of land lying to the eastward of a tract 
of twenty-six thousand acres granted to the provincial 
officers, to be granted pursuant to the royal proclamation, 
(Granville, Washington Co.,) with. . . .• 100 

Feb. 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
James Allaz served during the war, 100 

March 10. Petition of Wm. Farquahar, in behalf of his son 
Lieut. Wm. Farquahar, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land lying to the eastward of a tract of twenty-six thou- 
sand acres granted to provincial officers, (Granville, Wash- 
ington Co.,) with 101 

March 12. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Wm. Farquahar served during the war, 101 

March 21. Memorial of Lieut. George Schneider, praying a 
grant of 2,000 acres of land to the eastward of a tract of 
twenty-six thousand acres, granted to the provincial 
officers, (Hebron, Washington Co.,) with 102 

March 9. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
George Schneider served during the war, 102 

March 21. Memorial of Lieut. Col. Reid, in behalf of eleven 
Serjeants, ten corporals, three drummers, and thirty-four 
privates who served during the war, praying a grant of 
land for each of them respectively, pursuant to the royal 
proclamation, 103 

March 23. Memorial of Lieut. Col. Augustine Prevost and 
his son Lieut. Augustine Prevost, praying a grant of 7,000 
acres of land in the county of Albany, on the west side 
of Hudson's river, to the south of the manor of Ranseller 
and the west side of Coyemans and others, to the north 
side of Garret Van Barragon and others, to the east of 
John Dice and others, (Greenville? Greene Co.,) with. . 104 

March 22. Certificates of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. _J — 

Colonel Augustine Prevost and Lieut. Augustine Prevost 
served during the war, 104 

April 2. Petition of Lieut. Guy Johnson, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, upon or near 
Wood creek, adjoining to the south or to the east bounds 
of a tract of 25,000 acres granted to Major Skene, 105 

March 5. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Guy Johnson served during the war, 105 

April 2. Petition of Capt. Simon Ecuyier, praying a grant 



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Page. 
1764. of three thousand acres of land in the county of Albany, 
to the southward and adjoining the land petitioned for by 
Lieut. Jas. Brodie, (Hampton, Washington Co.,) with . . 106 

March 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Capt. 
Simon Ecuyier served during the war, 106 

April 2. Petition of Lieut. David Mooney, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land on the east side of Wood creek, in 
the county of Albany, to the southward of, and adjoining 
lands petitioned for by Simon Ecuyier, (Hampton, Wash- 
ington Co.,) with 107 

March 14. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
David Mooney served during the war, 107 

April 10. Petition of Capt. Alexr. McDonald, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Albany, to the eastward of the lands peti- 
tioned for by Ensign Mervin Perry, (see page 46,) with. 108 

April 10. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Capt. 
Lieut. Alexander McDonald served during the war, 108 

April 11. Letter of James Bain, a reduced lieutenant, apply- 
ing for a grant of 2,000 acres of land in conjunction with 
Major Small and other reduced officers, agreeable to a 
memorial presented by him for the same, 109 

May 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. Jas. 
Bain hath served during the war, , 109 

April 1 1 . Petition of Lieut. James Grant, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Albany, to the eastward of the lands peti- 
tioned for by Capt. Alexr. McDonald and Quarter-Master 
Wm. Munro, 110 

April 14. Memorial of George Faesch, late Capt. Lieutenant, 
praying a grant of 3,000 acres of land to the eastward of 
land 3 petitioned for by Lieut. Etherington and Lieutenant 
Wm. Leslie, (Hampton, Washington Co.,) (see page 98,) 
with Ill 

April 6. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Capt. Lieut. 
George Faesch served during the war, Ill 

April 14. Petition of John Field, late surgeon's mate, pray- 
ing a grant of 2,000 acres of land in the northern part of 
the province, to be bounded by Lake Champlain on the 
east, and by the River Boquet on the north, providing 
that tract be not granted to Lieut. George Kellett, but in 
case it does, then the petitioner prays for a grant of 2,000 
acres to be bounded by Lake Champlain on the east and 
the River Boquet on the south, (Willsborough, Essex 
Co.,) with T 112 

April 12. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that John 
Field, surgeon's mate, served during the war, 112 

April 14. Petition of Lieut. Archd. Lamons, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of a certain tract of land in the county of 
Albany, bounded on the north by the lands petitioned for 
by Lieut. Fraser on that part of Lake Champlain called 
Button Mould Bay, and on the west side by sd. lake, but 
if this should be already petitioned for- by any other per- 



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Page. 
1764. son, he prays for it on any part on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, adjoining to said lake, from Ticonderoga to the 
mouth of Otter creek, with 113 

April 14. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Archd. Lamont, served during the war, 113 

April 14. Memorial of Lieut. Lancelot Hilton, praying a 
grant of 2,000 acres of land lying on the eastward of lands 
petitioned for Lieut. Thomas Etherington and Lieut. 
Leslie, and the lands proposed to be granted to Major 
Skene, with 114 

April 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lancelot 
Hilton, lieut., served during the war, 114 

April 16. Petition of Lieut. Wm. Brown, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, bounded 
on the east by that part of Lake George called North 
West Bay, and joining the lands petitioned for by Lieut. 
Alexr. Fraser, with 115 

April 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Wm. Brown served during the war, 116 

April 16. Petition of Lieut. Alexr. Fraser, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, bounded 
on the east by that part of Lake George called North West 
Bay, and joining the lands petitioned for by Lieutenants 
Thomas and Alexr. Menzies, and Alexr. Grant, with. ... 116 

April 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Fraser served during the war, 116 

April 16. Petition of John Conolly, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of a vacant tract of land in the county of Albany, 
to be bounded by Lake Champlain on the east, and by the 
river Boquet on the south, providing that tract be not 
granted to John Field, but if it does, prays for a grant of 
2,000 acres situated at Cumberland on the west side of 
Lake Champlain, (Willsborough, Essex Co.,) with 117 

April 16. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that John 
Conolly, surgeon's mate, served during the war, 117 

April 18. Petition of Capt. John Dalrymple, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land to be situated near Legonier bay 
or point, and to be bounded by Lake Champlain to the 
eastward, and if there should not be as much land there 
as is already petitioned for, prays a grant for the remain- 
der in Cumberland county, with 118 

March 1. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Captain 
Dalrymple served during the war, 118 

April 18. Petition of James Judd, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land in Cumberland bounded by the river Boquet 
on the Avest, (Essex, Essex Co.,) with 119 

April 17. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that James 
Judd, surgeon's mate, served during the war, 119 

April 18. Memorial of Lieut. Henry Farrant and George 
Phyn, reduced officers, praying a warrant of survey in 
order to obtain letters patent for 2,000 acres of land on 
the east side of Hudson's river, above Saratoga, on both 
sides of Batts kill, bounded west by lands laid out for 
43 



338 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvii. 

Page. 
1764. Turner and others, and land granted to John Quackenbos 
and others, having on the east, north and south vacant 
lands, (Hebron, Washington Co.,) 120 

April 19. Petition of Lieut. Wm. Mcintosh, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river, 
in the county of Albany, to the eastward of lands peti- 
tioned for by Sir John St. Clair, (Whitehall, Washington 
Co.,) with 121 

April 18, Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
William Mcintosh served during the war, 121 

April 2 1 . Memorial of Frederick Hartel, late serjeant, praying 
a grant of 200 acres of land to the eastward of land peti- 
tioned for by Lieut. George Faesch, 122 

April 24. Petition of John Hicks, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land to be included within the bounds of a tract 
petitioned for by Major Campbell and others, between 
Lake George and Crown Point, providing a sufficiency 
of good land may remain ungranted there, but in case 
there should not, prays a grant of 2,000 acres between 
Spliten Rock and Cumberland Bay, and to be bounded on 
the eastward by said lake, (Essex, Essex Co.,) with 123 

March 5. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that John 
Hicks had served as surgeon during the war, 123 

May 1 . Draft of a recital of a patent for land to be granted 
to Alexr. Turner, &c, in the county of Albany, on the 
east side of Hudson's river, beginning at the northeast 
corner of a tract (eastward of the patent of Saratoga) 
lately granted to Isaac Sawyer and others, &c, so as to 
contain 25,000 acres, 124 

May 2. Bond of John Tabor Kempe and John Morrin Scott, 
for £100, conditioned for the settling of 17 familes within 
three years after obtaining letters patent for a tract of 
land petitioned for by them and their associates, 125 

May 2. Petition of Volkert P. Douw, mayor of the city of 
Albany, in behalf of the corporation of said city, praying 
sufficient time to answer the petition of the inhabitants of 
the township of Schenectady, for incorporating said town, 127 

May 2. Bond of Michl. Thodey and others, for £300, condi- 
tioned for settling 52 families on a tract of land, petitioned 
for by them and their associates, within three years after 
obtaining letters patent for the same, 128 

May 2. Petition of David Hepburn, surgeon, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, with 129 

April 18. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that David 
Hepburn served during the war, 129 

May 8. Memorial of Captain John Small, Lieutenants Ann 
Gordon, John Gregor, James Bain and Adjutant Wm. 
Gregor, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, lying on 
Battens kill, bounded on the west by a tract granted 
Isaac Sawyer and others ; on the north partly by lands 
granted Ryer Schermerhorn and others ; on the east by 
vacant land, and on the south by Wallamscock, (White 
Creek, Washington Co.,) : 130 



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Page. 
1764. May 10. Petition of George Munro, physician, and Wm. • 
Barr, surgeon, praying a grant of .3,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, in a piece of vacant land belonging 
to the crown, with 131 

April 2. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that George 
Munro, physician, served during the war, 131 

[No date.] Description of a piece of vacant land vested in 
the crown, being part of that reserved by Governor Don- 
gan, at the lime the two Van Renselaer's surrendered 
their estates, in the county of Albany, with 133 

Map of the foregoing piece of land, 134T* 

May 16. Petition of Lieutenants Francis and Samuel Mc- 
Kay, praying a grant of 2,000 acres to each, of a tract of 
land, in the county of Albany, bounded on the west by 
that part of Lake Champlain, called Button Mould bay, 
with 135 

May 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieuts. 
Francis and Samuel McKay served during the war, 135 

May 23. Order of the king in council, to grant 30,000 acres 
of land, to Donald Campbell, 136 

May 23. Order of the king in council, to grant 10,000 acres 
of land, to James Napier, 137 

May 23. Order of the king in council, to grant 20,000 acres 
of land, to Major Philip Skene, 138 

May 23. Petition of Lieut. Stair Campbell Carre, praying a 
grant of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, and adjoining to the land petitioned for by Lieuten- 
ant Wm. Mcintosh, (Whitehall, Washington Co.,) with 139 

May 1. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieutenant 
Stair Campbell Carre served during the Avar, 139 

May 26. Petition of Lieut. Jenkins, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land, lying on the east side of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Albany, to the eastward of and adjoining 
to the lands petitioned for by Lieut. Stair Campbell Carre, 
(Hampton, Washington Co.,) with 140 

May 25. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Edward Jenkins served during the war, 140 

May 29. Petition of Robert Bass, Senr., apothecary, praying 
a grant of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, 
with 141 

April 2. Certificate of General Gage, certifying that Robert 
Bass, apothecary, served during the war, ... 141 

May 29. Petition of Duncan Forbes, surgeon's mate, praying 
a grant of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, 
near South Bay, (Vermont,) with 142 

April 16. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Duncan 
Forbes, surgeon's mate, served during the war, 142 

June 6. Extract of an Indian deed for a tract of land, pur- 
chased by Lawyer, Junr., Jacob Borst, Junr., Geo. Foster 
and Richd. Heints, lying and being in the county of 
Albany, to the westward of Schoharree, on the northwest 
side of a tract, granted to Jacob Borst, Barent Keyser 
and others, 143 



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Page. 
1764. June 6. Petition of George Dernier, Lieut., praying a grant 

of 2,000 acres of land, with 144 

June 6. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
George Dember served during the war, 144 

June 8. Exemplification of an Indian deed to Henry Remsen, 
of two tracts of land, on the west side of Hudson's river, 
and adjacent to Catts kill, (Cairo and Durham, Greene 
Co.,) 145 

June 9. Memorial of Capt. John CampbelL Arch : Cameron 
and others, reduced officers, setting forth that Capt. 
John Small, and other reduced officers, in behalf of them- 
selves and the memorialists, petitioned in Deer., 1763, for 
a certain space of land on Otter creek, lying between 
Lake Champlain and Connecticut river, and praying to 
be allowed to withdraw their former application, and to 
admit of that made in their behalf, by Capt. Small, after 
the survey of the unlocated lands on Battens kill, if there 
should be found a sufficient quantity for them to occupy ; 
and in case the lands on Batten kill should not be exten- 
sive enough, that there be reserved for them a tract of 
land on the northeast branch of Hudson's river, issuing 
from Scanidaroon lake, and running parallel to Lake 
George ; and in case this last mentioned tract be con- 
tested, they pray that they be provided with lands, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, from opposite Ticonde- 
roga to Crown Point, or on Otter creek, (see page 51,) . . 146 

June 17. Petition of Lieut. Townshend Guy, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, adjoining 
lands petitioned for by Lieutenant Edward Jenkins, (Ver- 
mont?) (seepage 140,) with 147 

June 16. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. T. 
Guy served during the war, 147 

June 20. Petition of Saml. Adams, praying a grant of 500 
acres of land, at Sabbath Day Point, on Lake George, in 
the county of Albany, 148 

June 22. Petition of Capt. John Graham and 9 others, re- 
duced officers, in behalf of themselves and some non-com- 
missioned officers, praying a grant of a tract of land, 
situate in the county of Albany, on the east side of Kin- 
derhook river, and bounded on the south by lands granted 
to Mr. Ranslaer, and also on the said tract, to grant 6,750 
acres to the reduced non-commissioned officers of the 42d 
Regt., as p. petition formerly presented by Col. John 
Reid, making in the whole 31,750 acres, and to have all 
former petitions for land withdrawn, (Chatham, &c.,- Co- 
lumbia Co.,) 149 

June 23. Petition of Ralph Barrass, Skeen Douglass, Win. 
Sharp, John Smith and Thomas Saunders, miners, who 
served during the war, praying a grant of 200 acres to 
each of them, of land between lands petitioned for by 
Capt. Clark, and the lands petitioned for by Capt. Valen- 
tine Gardiner, on the east side of and adjoining the waters 



vol. xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 341 

Page. 
1764. that run out of Lake George into Lake Champlain, (Ti- 

conderoga ? Essex Co.,) with 150 

June 26. Certificate of Capt. Wm. McLeod, certifying that 
the persons named in the foregoing petition, received ten 
shillings and six pence per week, and therefore are en- 
titled to the same quantity of land as is allowed non-com- 
missioned officers, ■ 150 

June 24. Caveat entered by Wm. Smith, Junr., and D. C. 
Mathews, agents for Col. Stephen Van Renselaer, and the 
proprietors of the patent of Westenhook, against granting 
of lands lying between Housatonick or Westenhook river 
and Hudson's river, and between the north boundary of 
the manor of Livingston, and the line continued in that 
course to Westenhook river, and the southeasterly sides 
of Kinderhook creek, from its course to Hudson's river, 
and to the southward of the Lin's run, &c, until Col. 
Renselaer and the proprietors are heard by their council, 151 
June 26. Petition of Lieuts. Thos. Etherington and William 
Lesley, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, bounded on the east by Kinderhook 
river, and on the south by lands granted to Mr. Van 

Ranslaer, (Chatham, &c, Columbia Co.,) 152 

June 29. Petition of William Gaul, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, on the east side of 
Kinderhook river, bounded on the west by Kinderhook 
patent, and on the north by Kinderhook river, and on the 

south by lands granted to Mr. Van Renselaer, with 153 

June 8. Certificate of Gen. Gage, certifying that Lieut. Wil- 
liam Gaul served during the war, 153 

June 29. Petition of Lieut. Abrah: Low, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, on the east 
of Kinderhook river, on the w^est by Kinderhook patent, 
on the north by Kinderhook river, and on the south by 
lands granted to Mr. Van. Ranselaer, (Chatham, *fec, Co- 
lumbia Co.,) 154 

July 2. Petition of Gilbert Lester, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land in two tracts, lying in Queens county ; the 
one tract bounded westerly by Hempstead bounds ; south 
by John Seaman's thousand acre tract ; east by the west 
bounds of Oyslerbay, and north by Thomas Powell's plain 
land ; the other tract being the easterly part of Seaman's 
Island so called, lying on the south side of a creek that 
divides the necks of meadow from the islands, where the 

bounds of Hempstead cross said creek, &c., 155 

July 3. Petition of Lieut. James Henderson, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, in the county of Albany, adjoining 
to Renselaer's manor, and next those lands already peti- 
tioned for by Lieut. Wm. Brown, with 156 

June 30. Certificate of Gen. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 

James Henderson served during the war, 156 

July 3. Petition of Lieut. Wm. Brown, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of a certain tract of land, in the county of 

Albany, (see page 156,) 156 

32 



342 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvn. 

Page. 

1764. July 4. Memorial of Lieut. Thomas Hobson, praying a grant 

of 2,000 acres of land, with 157 

July 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Lieut. 
Thomas Hobson served during the war, 157 

July 9. Petition of Serjt. Joseph Franklin and Serjeant Ben- 
jamin Porter, praying a grant of 200 acres of land, to 
each of them respectively, in the county of Albany, to the 
west side of Lake Champlain, bearing west-north-west 
thirty-nine chains, from the salient angle of the king's 
bastion, Crown Point, fronting the lake half a mile, and 
then west-north-westerly, until it completes the said num- 
ber of acres, (see page 159,) with 158 

July 4. Certificate of Lieut. Col. John Maunsell, certifying 
that Serjeants Joseph Franklin and Benj. Porter served 
during the war, 158 

July 4. Letter from Lieut. Col. John Maunsell, to Secretary 
Banyar, enclosing the foregoing certificate, and desiring 
his aid in obtaining a certain grant of land, pointed out 
by them on Lake Champlain, (see page 160,) 159 

[No date.] Note of survey, showing the bearing of the land 
laid out for Serjts. Franklin and Porter, taken by Mr. 
Benzell, engineer, 160 

July 9. Petition of Lieut. Henry Watson, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, lying in the county of Albany, on the 
east side of Kinderhook river, bounded on the east by 
Kinderhook river ; on the west by Kinderhook patent ; on 
the north by Kinderhook river, and on the south by lands 
granted to Mr. Van Ranselaer, 161 

July 7. Certificate of Gen. Gage, certifying that Lieut. Henry 
Watson served during the war, 161 

July 10. Memorial of Capt. Jacob Muller, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land, to the northward of a tract, sur- 
veyed for Robt. Campbell, or to the eastward of the 
provincial tract, with 162 

July 7. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Capt. Jacob 
Muller served during the war, 162 

July 10. Return of survey of 5,000 acres of land, situate in 
the county of Albany, between Ticonderoga and Crown 
Point, on the west side of the river which empties out of 
Lake George into Lake Champlain, surveyed for Allan 
Campbell, (Crown Point ? Essex Co.,) 163 

Map of the same, 163 

July 11. Petition of George Munro, physician, and Will : Barr, 
surgeon, setting forth that there is a certain tract of land 
in the county of Albany, bounded on the south by the 
manor of Ranslaerwyck, on the west by the limits of the 
city of Albany, on the north by the township of Schenec- 
tady, and on the east by patented lands, and praying a 
grant of said land and so much of the unpatented land 
contiguous, as will make up the quantity of 3,000 acres to 
each, 164 

July 14. Petition of Michl. Schlaetter, late chaplain, praying 
a grant of 2,000 acres of land situate .in the county of 



vol. xvii.] LAND PAPERS. 343 

Pago. 
1764. Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, to the east- 
ward, and adjoining a tract of land lately granted to 
Hendk. Schneyder and others, and south of Wallumschack, 
with 1C5 

July 13. Certificate of Genl. Gage, certifying that Michl. 
Schlaetter, chaplain, served during the war, also with. . . 165 

July 19. Order of the Lieut. Governor, for surveying the 
land petitioned for by Michl. Schlaetter, 1 Gi> 

July 20. Order of his Majesty in council, to survey for Lieut. 
James McDonald 10,000 acres of land in the province of 
New York, 166 

Nov. 12. Letter from O. Partridge to Lieut. Govr. Colden, 
concerning his grant of the town of Halifax, which lies 
twelve miles west of Connecticut river, and bounds south 
on the line of the province of Massachusetts Bay, the 
settlement thereof, and the jurisdiction of New York over 
the same, &c, (Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont,) 167 

Dec. 18. Abstract of letters patent to Adolph Phillips, for 
certain tract of land lying in the county of Dutchess, and 
being in the highlands on the east side of Hudson's river, 
bearing date the 17th day of June, 1697, recorded in book 
of patents, vol. vn, page 119, &c, 168 



VOLUME XVIII. 



1764, 1765. 



Page. 
1764. July 20. Mandamus of the King in council, for 20,000 acres 
of land to be surveyed and laid out for the Earl of Ilches- 
ter, in the province of New York, 1 

July 20. Mandamus of the King in council, for 20,000 acres 
of land to be surveyed and laid out for Lord Holland, in 
the province of New York, 2 

July 20. Mandamus of the King in council, for 20,000 acres 
of land to be surveyed and laid out for Clotworthy Upton, 
in the province of New York, ... 3 

July 24. Return of survey for John Stoughton, late lieute- 
nant in one of his Majesty's independant companies, of 
two tracts of land containing 2,000 acres, in the county 
of Albany, east and west of Lake George, and adjacent 
to a river which empties out of said lake into Lake Cham- 
plain, (Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) 4 

Map of the same, 4 

Aug. 1. Return of survey for John Kennedy, late lieutenant 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of land containing 2,000 
acres, in the county of Albany, between Ticonderoga and 
Crown Point, (Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) 5 

Map of the same, 5 

Aug. 2. Return of survey for Roger Kellet, late lieutenant 
in the 44th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, between Ticonderoga and Crown 
Point, (Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) 6 

Map of the same, 6 

[No date.] Petition of David Pryce, late agent to transports 
in America, praying a grant of 5,000 acres of land to the 
north of the manor Ranslerwyck, and to the eastward of 
lands already petitioned for, 7 

Aug. 2. Affidavit of Capt. David Pryce, before W. Purback, 
Mayor of Southampton, that he is now reduced and on 
half pay, y 

June 19. Certificate of Genl. Amherst, that Capt. David 



vol. xviii.] LAND PAPERS. 345 

Page. 

1764. Pryce served as agent of transports in North America, 

with the troops under his command, from Louisburg to 

Boston, in 1758, and that he continued since that time to 

his return to Europe, in 1763, for the most part at New 

York, as agent of transports, 7 

Aug. 3. Return of survey for Robert Grant, late captain, in 
the 77th regiment, of a tract of 3,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, on the west side of the river that runs 
out of Lake George into Lake Champlain, (Crown Point, 

Essex Co.,) 8 

Map of the same, 8 

Aug. 3. Return of survey for Nicholas South erl and, late 
captain in the 77th regiment, of a tract of land in the 
county of Albany, between Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 
on the west side of the river that runs out of Lake George 

into Lake Champlain, (Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) 9 

Map of the same, , 9 

Aug. 3. Return of survey for Alexr. Mcintosh, late captain 
in the 77th regiment of foot, of a tract of land containing 
3,000 acres in the county of Albany, between Crown 
Point and Ticonderoga, on the west side of the river 
which runs out of Lake George into Lake Champlain, 

(Ticonderoga, Essex Co.,) 10 

Map of the same, 10 

Aug. 4. Return of survey for Revd. Harry Munro, late chap- 
lain to the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, adjoining a tract of 26,000 acres 
granted to Wm. Cockroft, Beamsly Glasier and others, 

(Hebron, Washington Co.,) 12 

Map of the same, 11 

Aug. 6. Bond of John Van Cortlandt and Peter Dubois, both 
of the city of New York, for the sum of £300, condition- 
ed for the settling of fifty families within three years 
after obtaining letters patent for the land petitioned for 
by Alexr. Turner and others, and laid out for them, begin- 
ning at the northeast corner of a tract, (eastward of the 
patent of Saraghtoga,) lately granted Isaac Sawyer and 

others, 12 

Aug. 6. Return of survey for George Schneider, late lieuten- 
ant in the 60th regiment, of a tract containing 2,000 acres 
of land in the county of Albany, east of a tract granted 
Wm. Cockroft, Beamsley Glazier and others, and north of 
a tract surveyed for the Revd. Harry Munro, (Hebron, 

Washington Co.,) 13 

Map of the same, 13 

Aug. 7. Petition of Christopher Blundell, late store keeper 
of Fort George in New York, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land on the east side of and adjoining the waters 

between Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 14 

Aug. 7. Return of survey for David Borrey, late lieutenant 

in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in 

the county of Albany, east of a tract of 26,000 acres 

granted to Willm. Cockroft and others, and north of a 

44 



346 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvih. 

Tage. 
1764. tract surveyed for George Schneider, (Granville, Wash- 
ington Co.,) '. 15 

Map of the same, 15 

Aug. 8. Return of survey for Win. Farquahar, late lieuten- 
ant in the 47th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, east of a tract of 26,000 acres 
granted Wm. Cockroft and others, and north of the land 
surveyed for Lieut. David Borrey, (Granville, Washing- 
ton Co.,) 1 G 

Map of the same, l(j 

Aug. 9. Return of survey for Phillip Duperon, late lieuten- 
ant in the 60th regiment, of a tract of land containing 
2,000 acres in the county of Albany, east of a tract of 
26,000 acres granted Wm. Cockroft and others, and north 
of a tract surveyed for Lieut, Wm. Farquahar, (Granville, 

Washington Co.,) 17 

Map of the same, 17 

Aug. 10. Petition of Francis Stephens, storekeeper and pay- 
master, of ordnance at New York, praying to have his 
name inserted in the place of Thomas Sibson, deceased, as 
one of the grantees for a tract of 24,000 acres of land 

granted to Joseph Walton and twenty-three others, 18 

Aug. 10. Return of survey for James Allaz, late captain in 
the 60th regiment, of a tract of land containing 3,000 
acres in the county of Albany, east of a tract of 26,000 
acres granted Wm. Cockroft and others, and north of a 
tract of land surveyed for Lieut. Philip Duperon, (Gran- 
ville, Washington Co.,)- 19 

Map of the same, 19 

Aug. 1 1 . Re urn of survey for Robert Campbell, late captain 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 3,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, east of a tract granted to Capt. 

James Allaz, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 20 

Map of the same, 20 

Aug. 13. Return of survey for Francis Hutchinson, late lieu- 
tenant in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of 
land in the county of Albany, south of a tract surveyed 
for Robert Campbell, (Granville, Washington Co.,) ..*... 21 

Map of the same, 21 

Aug. 14. Return of survey for Lancelot Hilton, late lieuten- 
ant in the 34th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, east of a tract surveyed for Capt. 
Robert Campbell, (partly in Granville, Washington Co., 

and Pawlet, Vermont,) 22 

Map of the same, 22 

August 15. Return of survey for Edwd. Barron, late lieut. 
of the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, to the south of a tract surveyed for 

Lieut. Lancelot Hilton, (Pawlet, Vermont,) ' 23 

Map of the same, 23 

August 16. Return of survey for Alexr. Potts, late surgeon 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of laud in the county of 



vol. xviii.] LAND PAPERS. 347 

Page. 
1764. Albany, south of a tract surveyed for Lieut. Edwd. Bar- 
ron, (Pawlet, Vermont,) 24 

Map of the same, .... 24 

August 17. Return of survey for Charles Gallot, late lieut. 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of land containing 2,000 
acres, in the county of Albany, south of a tract surveyed 

for Alexr. Potts, (Pawlet, Vermont,) 25 

Map of the same, 25 

August 25. Petition of Edward Smith, William Jones, Jno. 
Felan and Charles Morse, for a grant to each of 1,000 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, on the east side of 

Lake Champlain, 26 

Sept. 3. Return of survey for Erick Sutherland, late lieut. in 
one of the independent companies, of a tract of land con- 
taining 2,000 acres, in the county of Albany, south of a 
tract surveyed for Lieut. Francis Hutchinson, (Granville, 

Washington Co.,) 27 

Map of the same, 27 

Sept. 4. Return of survey for Barnaby Byrn, late lieut. in 
one of the independent companies for the province of 
New York, of a tract of land containing 2,000 acres, in 
the county of Albany, south of a tract surveyed for Lieut. 

Erick Sutherland, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 28 

Map of the same, 28 

Sept. 4. Return of survey for Peter Marquis de Conty, late 
lieut. of a company in a corps of rangers, commanded by 
Major Joseph Gorham, of a tract of land containing 
2,000 acres, in the county of Albany, south of a tract 
granted to John Tabor Kempe, John Morin Scott and 
others, (part in Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y., and part 

in Rupert, Vermont,) 29 

Map of the same, 29 

Sept. 4. Memorial of Philip Embury, Peter Embury, James 
Wilson, Moses Cowen, John Wilson, Samuel Wilson, 
George Wilson and Thomas Proctor, praying letters 
patent for 1,000 acres of land to each, in a tract already 
petitioned for, (see vol. xvi, page 148, and vol. xvn, page 

20,) 30 

Sept. 5. Petition of Ralph Wilkinson and twenty-four others, 
all of the county of Albany, praying a grant of 1,000 
acres of land to each, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
and north of the manor of Ranslerwyck, to be laid out in 

a township, 31 

Sept. 5. Petition of Lifjut. John Phillips, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, on the east side of Kinderhook river, 
bounded on the west by Kinderhook patent, and on the 

south by lands granted Mr. Van Ranselaer, 32 

Sept. 4. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. John Phillips 

served during the Avar, 32 

Sept. 6. Petition of Christopher Manlove, apothecary's mate, 
praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, on the east side of 
Kinderhook river, bounded on the west by Kinderhook 



348 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xyiii. 

Page. 
1764. patent, and on the south by lands granted Mr. Van Ran- 

selaer, 33 

June 28. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Christr. Manlove, 
apothecary's mate, served during the war, 33 

Sept. 7. Return of survey for Lieut. Alexr. Grant, of the 77th 
regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land, in the county 
of Albany, north of a tract returned for Lieut. Thomas 
Menzies, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 34 

Map of the same, 34 

Sept. 7. Return of survey for Thomas Menzies, late lieut. in 
the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, north of a tract returned for Alexr. 
Menzies, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 35 

Map of the same, 35 

Sept. 7. Return of survey for Lieut. Alexander Menzies, late 
of the 77th regiment, of a tract of land containing 2,000 
acres, in the county of Albany, north of a tract- granted 
Capt. James Allaz, (Granville, Washington Co.,) 36 

Map of the same, 30 

Sept. 20. Petition of Capt. Win. Erving, praying a grant of 
3,000 acres of land, east of Kinderhook patent, bounded 
east by Westenhook patent, north by Kinderhook river, 
and south by lands granted to Mr. Ranslaer, 37 

April 10. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Wm. Erving 
served during the war, 37 

Sept. 27. Petition of Samuel Steel, lieutenant of the 42d 
royal highland regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres 
of land, 38 

Sept. 27. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Steel served 
during the war, , 3S 

Oct. 1. Bond of Johannes Quackenbos, of the city of New 
York, baker, for the sum of £60, conditioned that Isaac 
De Forest, Wm. Hun, Johannes Hesse, Thomas Conklin 
and Jeremiah Wool, shall settle ten families within three 
years after obtaining letters patent for the lands petitioned 
for, and granted them, (see vol. xvi, page 137,) 39 

Oct. 4. Petition of Evert Bancker, junr., and 16 others, pray- 
ing a grant of 1,000 acres each, of land between Hudson's 
river, (twenty miles distance and east of the same,) and 
Connecticut river, to begin twenty miles due east of Bat- 
ten kill, 40 

Oct. 6. Petition of Major Henry Gladwin, praying a grant 
of 5,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, bounded 
east by the west bank of Connecticut river, 41 

Oct. 8. Petition of Francis Lewis, late commissary of stores 
and provisions in America, praying a grant of 3,000 acres 
of land north of the manor of Ranslerwyck, 42 

Sept. 28. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Francis Lewis, late 
commissary of stores and provisions, served during the 
war, 42 

Oct. 14. Memorial of Ensign Alexr. Fraser, late of his 
Majesty's 78th regiment, praying a grant of land in the 



vol. xvni.] LAND PAPERS. 349 

Page. 

1764. county of Albany, east of Hudson's river, north of land 
lately laid out for Lieut. James Baine and Wm. Gregor, . 44 

Oct. 12. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Ensign Alexr. Fraser, 
junr., served during the war, 44 

Oct. 18. Bond of John Williamson, William Forrman and 
Francis Stephens, all of the city of New York, for the 
sum of £300, conditioned that Joseph Walton, John Wil- 
son and twenty-two others, shall settle forty-eight families 
within three years, for a tract of land petitioned for by 
them, 45 

Oct. 22. Memorial of Colonel Ralph Burton, late command- 
ing the 95th regiment, praying a grant of 5,000 acres of 
land, 46 

Oct. 22. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Colonel Ralph Bur- 
ton served during the war, 46 

Oct. 25. Memorial of Capt. William Shirrefl* a reduced cap- 
tain in the 47th regiment, praying a grant of 3,000 acres 
of land, 47 

Oct. 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. William Shir- 
riff served dnring the war, 47 

Oct. 25. Memorial of John Carden, a reduced captain of his 
Majesty's second battalion of the Royal American Regi- 
ment, graying a grant of 3,000 acres of land, 48 

Oct. 29. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Jno. Carden 
served during the war, 48 

[No date.] Memorial of Lieut. John Desbruyeres, late of the 
56th regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land,. . 49 

Oct. 30. Return of survey for Ensign Mervin Perry, of a 
tract of land containing 2,000 acres, in the county of 
Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, east of a tract 
granted Isaac Deforest, William Hun and others, (Hebron, 
Washington Co.,) 49 

Map of the same, 49 

Nov. 1. Return of survey for John McKenzie, late serjeant 
in the 77th regiment of foot, of a tract of land containing 
200 acres in the county of Albany, on the east of Hudson's 
river, south of a tract surveyed for John Provost, 50 

1765. June 1. Certificate of Lieut. Col. John Sharp, that John Mc- 

Kenzie served during the war, 50 

1764. Nov. 1. Return of survey for George Bremner, late a private 
in the 42d regiment, Christopher Asfield, Simon Naye and 
Martin Redmiller, late privates in the 60th regiment, of a 
tract of 200 acres of land in the county of Albany, on the 
east of Hudson's river, east of a tract granted Lieut. 

George Schneider, (Hebron, Washington Co.,) 51 

Map of the same, 51 

Nov. 1. Retui'n of survey for Jacob Huber, late a drummer 
John Greter, late a corporal, John Davis, late a serjeant, 
in the 60th regiment, and William Johnson, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 800 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, on the east of Hudson's river, east 
of a tract granted to George Bremner and others, 
(Hebron, Washington Co.,) 52 



350 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xviii. 

Pape. 
1764. Map of the same, , 52 

Nov. 1. Return of survey for John McPherson, late Serjeant 
of the 77th Regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, on the east of Hudson's river, south 
of a tract granted John Davis, (Hebron, Washington 
Co.,) 53 

Map of the same, 53 

Nov. 1. Petition of Ralph Spooner, Samuel Richardson, 
Joseph Fearley, Robert Robinson and Benjamin Robin- 
son, praying a grant of land on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, at Five Mile Point, between Ticonderoga and 
Crown Point, 54 

Oct. 31. Certificate of Adjutant John Williamson, that the 
above named persons served as miners during the war, . . 54 

Nov. 2. Petition of Lieut. Charles Menzies, late of the 42d 
Regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 55 

August 1. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut: Charles Men- 
zies served during the war, 55 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for John McLean, la*te corporal in 
the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, south of a tract surveyed 
for Duncan Stewart, (partly in Hebron, Washington Co., 
and Pawlet, Vermont,) 56 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for Joseph Casper and Andries 
Ley, late Serjeants in the 60th Regiment, of 400 acres of 
land, in the county of Albany, on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, north of a tract surveyed for Thomas Dunn 
and George Chinnery, (Rupert, Vermont,) 57 

Map of the same, 57 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for Thomas Dunn and George 
Chinnery, late mattrosses in the 2d Battalion, Royal Artil- 
lery, of 100 acres of land, in the county of Albany, east 
side of Hudson's river, north of a tract granted Lieut. 
Peter de Conty, (Rupert, Vermont,) 58 

Map of the same, 58 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for John Reid, late corporal in the 
77 th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, south of a tract surveyed 
for Archibald McVicar, (partly in Hebron, Washington 
Co., New York, and Pawlet, Vermont,) 59 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for Archibald McVicar, late a Ser- 
jeant in the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, east of Hudson's river, south of a tract 
surveyed for John McLean, (partly in Hebron, Washing- 
ton Co., and in Pawlet, Vermont,) 60 

1765. May 7. Discharge from Capt. Robert Grant, of the 77th 

Regiment, to Archibald McVicar, 50 

1764. Nov. 2. Return of survey for Kenneth McKlennen, late a 
private in the 77th Regiment, of 50 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Ver- 
mont,) 61 

Nov. 2. Return of survey for Joseph Hunt, John McNicoll 
and Adam Davidson, late corporals of the 77th Regiment, 



vol. xviii.] LAND PAPERS. 851 



1764. of 600 acres of land, in the county of Albany, east of 
Hudson's river, (partly in Hebron, Washington Co., and 
Pawlet, Vermont,) with 62 

1765. August 2. Certificate of Alexr. McDonald, Capt. Lieut, in 

the 77th Regiment, that the above named persons Avere 

corporals in said regiment, 62 

1764. Nov. 2. Return of survey for Duncan Stuart, late Serjeant 
in the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (partly in Hebron, 

Washington Co., N. Y., and Pawlet, Vermont,) 63 

Map of the same, 63 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for Charles Hutchins, late a cor- 
poral in the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the 

county of Albany, (Rupert, Vermont,) 64 

Map of the same, 64 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for John McDonald, late a corporal 
in the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the county 
of Albany, (partly in Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y., and 

Pawlet, Vermont,) , 65 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for William Farguson, late cor- 
poral in the 77th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Hebron, Wash- 
ington Co., and Pawlet, Vermont,) 67 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for Jonathan Read, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 

of Albany, (Pawlet, Vermont,) 68 

Nov. 3. Petition of Alexr. McKenzie, late serjeant in the 40th 
regiment, praying a grant of land west of Lake Champ- 
lain near Crown Point, 69 

Nov. 4. Return of survey for Duncan McCarter, late private 
in the 77th regiment, of 50 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Hebron, AVashington 

Co.,) 70 

Map of the same, 70 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for Alexr. Willson, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, of 2,000 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) . . 71 

Map of the same, 71 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for James Shaw, late a serjeant in 
the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) .... 72 

Map of the same, 72 

Nov. 3. Return of survey for Donald Fisher, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 

of Albany, (Rupert, Vermont,) 73 

Nov. 5. Return of survey for James Campbell, late serjeant, 
John Mclntire, late corporal, and John Gibson, late ser- 
jeant in the 77 regiment, of 600 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) . . 73 

Map of the same, 73 

Nov. 5. Return of survey for Robert Monro, late serjeant 
in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) . . 74 



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Page. 

1764. Nov. 5. Return of survey for Duncan Campbell, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, and Wm. Devine, late Serjeant in 
the 60th regiment, of 400 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) . . 75, 76 

Map of the same, 70 

Nov. 5. Return of survey for John Mcintosh, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) . . 77 

Map of the same, 77 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Allan Cameron, late Serjeant 
in the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) . . 78 
Nov. 6. Return of survey for Donald Paterson and Duncan 
Kennedy, late privates in the 77th regiment, of 1,000 
acres of land in the county of Albany, east of Hudson's 

river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 79 

Nov. 7. Memorial of Lieut. Alexr. Grant, praying a grant 

of 2,000 acres of land, 80 

March 9. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Alexr. Grant 

served during the war, 80 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Donald McDonald, late corpo- 
ral in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) . . 81 

Map of the same, 81 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for John Grant, late a corporal in 
the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) .... 82 

Map of the same, 82 

Nov. 9. Return of survey for David McConkey, late corpo- 
ral in the 77th regiment of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 82 

Map of the same, 82 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Alexr. Frasier, late Serjeant in 
the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 83 

Map of the same, 83 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Alexr. Frasier, late Serjeant in 
the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) .... 84 

Map of the same, 84 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Alexr. Frasier and John Fra- 
sier, late privates in the 78th regiment, of 100 acres of 

land in the county of Albany, (Rupert, Vermont,) 85 

Map of the same, 85 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Wm. Frasier, late Serjeant in 
the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 

Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 87 

Map of the same, 87 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Donald Munro, late corporal 
in the 77th regiment, 200 acres of land in the county of 

Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 88 

Map of the same, • 88 

: ■ Nov. 6. Return of survey for George Murray, late corporal 



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Page. 

1764. in the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 

of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) . . 89 

Map of the same, 89 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Donald Livingston, Allan 
Mc Arthur and Jno. McDonald, late privates in the 78th 
regiment, of 150 acres of land in the county of Albany, 

east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 90 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Jno. Mcintosh, late private in 
the 78th regiment, of 50 acres of land in the county of 

Albany, east of Hudson's river, 91 

Map of the same, 91 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for George Stuart and John 
McDonald, late private soldiers in the 78th regiment, of 
100 acres of land in the county of Albany, east of Hud- 
son's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 92 

Map of the same, 92 

Nov. 6. Return of survey for Kenneth McKenzee, late pri- 
vate in the 77th regiment, and Angus McDugald, late a 
private in the 42d regiment, of 100 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Ver- 
mont,) 93 

Map of the same, 93 

1765. March 12. Certificate of Lieut. Col. John Reid, that Angus 

McDugald, of the 42d regiment, was wounded, and was 
disbanded in consequence of the reduction of said regi- 
ment, . 93 

1764. Nov. 6. Return of survey for Alexr. Frasier, late serjeant in 
the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) .... 94 

Map of the same, 94 

Nov. 11. Petition of William Beard, serjeant in the New 
York independents, praying a grant of 200 acres of land, 
east of Lieut. Thomas Menzies' tract, 95 

Nov. 13. Petition of Nathl. Powers and ten others, inhabit- 
ants of Springfield, on the west side of Connecticut river, 
supposed to be in New Hampshire, praying a grant of the 
lands they have settled on, 96 

Nov. 15. Indenture, dated 12th Oct., 1764, by Neal Shaw, 
of the city of New York, roapmaker, conveying to Peter 
Middleton, doctor of physic, of the same city, 600 acres 
of land in the county of Albany, (Argyle patent, Wash- 
ington Co.,) 98 

Nov. 27. Certificate that Nathaniel Powers did present to 
the lieutenant-governor of the province of New York, a 
petition signed by himself and ten others, and to which 
the lieutenant-governor, has been pleased to answer that 
he shall always be disposed to favor those who have settled 
and cultivated lands, but a more positive answer cannot 
be given till his majesty's orders are received, (see page 
96,) 99 

Dec. 6. Petition of James Duane of the city of New York, 
praying that a certain tract of land in the county of Al- 

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1764. bany be erected into a township, (Duanesburgh, Schenec- 
tady Co.,) 100 

Dec. 7. Warrant to Ebenezer Hultz of Brookhaven, in the 
county of Suffolk, to take up five acres of land, being 
part of a lot formerly belonging to John Coombs, who 
died without heirs, 101 

Dec. 8. Petition of James Boggs, apothecary's mate, in North 
America, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 102 

Oct. 6. Certificate of Genl. Gage that James Boggs, apothe- 
cary's mate, served during the war, -. 102 

Dec. 19. Memorial of Major Philip Skene, setting forth that 
he obtained just before his departure for England, from 
the lieutenant-governor of the province of New York, a 
grant of 25,000 acres of land, and that when in England 
he obtained an order of the King in council, for a further 
grant of 20,000 acres, which he transmitted to this pro- 
vince for the sueing out letters patent for the same, and 
that he has brought over with him his own family and 
sixty others, and has engaged a hundred families more to 
come from Europe for that same purpose, &c, and pray- 
ing that a grant of 25,000 acres agreeable to the first 
order, be made out for him, and that he be not restricted 
to the 20,000 acres, 103 

Dec. 19. Memorial of Ensign John Watkins, of the late 80th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, . 104 

Dec. 14. Certificate of Genl. Gage that Ensign John Wat- 
kins served during the war, 104 

Dec. 19. Mandamus of the King in council to grant Capt. 
Walter Patterson 20,000 acres of land, in one contiguous 
tract, in such part of the province of New York as he or 
his attorney shall choose, 1 05 

Dec. 1 9. Mandamus of the King in council to grant Lieut.- 
Col. Charles Lee 20,000 acres of land in one contiguous 
tract, in such part of the province of New York as he or 
his attorney shall choose, 106 

Dec. 20. Memorial of Josias Harper, late surgeon's mate 
in the 80th regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land, 107 

Dec. 20. Certificate of Genl. Gage that Josias Harper, served 
during the war, 107 

Dec, 22. Petition of surgeon Donald McLean of the late 
77th regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land to 
the eastward of Kinderhook patent, 108 

Dec. 24. Memorial of Major Philip Skene, setting forth that 
as several of the parties recommended for the grant of 
25,000 acres of land are absent beyond sea, that the let- 
ters patent for the same be granted to himself and 23 
others named in this memorial, and that the same tract be 
constituted a township, 109 

Dec. 26. Petition of Capt- Daniel Disney, late of the 80th 
regiment, praying a grant of 3,000 acres of land lying on 
Otter creek, 110 



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Pago. 

1764. Dec. 18. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Danl. Disney- 

served during the war, 110 

Dec. 21. Letter from Capt. Maturin, recommending Capt. 
Disney's application, 110 

1765. Jan. 5. Memorial of Duncan McVicar, late quarter master to 

the 55th regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, about twenty miles to the east 
of Hudson's river, to begin at the southeast corner of a 
tract laid out for Wm. Gregor, Ill 

Jan. 5. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that quarter master Dun- 
can McVicar, served during the war, Ill 

Jan. 10. Petition of Gilbert King, lieutenant in the late 80th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, with. . 112 

1764. Dec. 18. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Gilbert King 

served during the war, 112 

1765. Jan. 10. Petition of Saml. Dick, late mate in his majesty's 

general hospital in North America, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, 113 

Jan. 3. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Samuel Dick, late a 
mate in his majesty's general hospital served during the 
war, 113 

Jan. 10. Petition of Nidi's Ward, late Lieut, in the 80th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 115 

1764. Dec. 21. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Nicholas 

Ward served during the war, 114 

1765. Jan. 13. Petition of John Allen, late private in the 40th 

regiment, praying a grant of 29 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the lands formerly granted 
Capt. Jno. Evans, 115 

Jan. 14. Petition of John Young, praying a grant of 2,000 
acres of land on the east side of Lake Champlain, north 
of Otter creek, 116 

Jan. 14. Order of Lieut. Govr. Colden to Alexander Colden, 
survr. genl., to survey for John Young the tract petitioned 
for, 116 

1764. July i0. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that John Young, provost 

marshal, served during the war, 116 

1765. Jan. 15. Petition of Wm. Spaight, mate on board H. M.'s 

ship the JPortmahon, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land, 117 

Jan. 19. Petition of Patrick Stone, late serjeant in the second 
battalion of his Majesty's 1st royal regiment of foot, pray- 
ing a grant of 200 acres of land on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, in the county of Albany, 118 

Jan. 23. Petition of Lieut. Edmund Newland, of the 80th 
regiment, now reduced and on half pay, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, 119 

Jan. 22. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Edmund New- 
land served during the war, 119 

Jan. 23. Petition of Lieut. Richard Williams, of the 80th 
regiment, now reduced and on half pay, praying a grant 
of 2,000 acres of land, 120 



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1764. Dec. 21. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Richd. Wil- 

liams served during the war, 120 

[No date.] Petition of George Fraile, as attorney in behalf 
of Lieut. Thomas Hobson, a reduced officer of the second 
battalion of royal Americans, for 2,000 acres of land in 
the vacant tract bounded north by the manor of Renselaer, 
east by Coeyman's patent, west by a branch of the Katts 
kill, and south by vacant lands, 121 

1765. Feb. 4. Petition of Rev. Thomas Brown, clerk, late deputy 

chaplain to the 60th regiment or third battalion of royal 

Americans, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 122 

1761. Feb. 22. Letter from Genl. Amherst to the Rev. Mr. Brown, 
desiring him to continue to officiate at Albany during Dr. 
Ogilvie's absence at Montreal, and that he considers his 
services in the same light as if he were doing duty in the 
regiment, 122 

1764. Oct. 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that the Rev. Thomas 

Brown served as deputy chaplain to the 3d battalion royal 
American regiment during the war, 122 

1765. Feb. 15. Petition of David Shaw, attorney for John "Wat- 

kins, ensign in the late 80th regiment ; for Wm. Beard, 
serjeant in the late New York lndependants ; for Alexr. 
Ross, late serjeant in the 1st battalion of the royal Ame- 
rican regiment, and for David Bell, late serjeant in the 
55th regiment, praying a grant of land to each, 123 

Declaration of Lieuts. Alexr. Grant and Thomas and Alexr. 
Menzies, that they resign all claim to the lands petitioned 
for by the aforesaid persons, . 123 

Feb. 21. Petition of John Storm, late surgeon's mate in the 
60th regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land,. . 124 

Feb. 5. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that John Storm, surgeon's 
mate, served during the war, 124 

Feb. 25. Petition of James Napier, late inspector and direc- 
tor general of his Majesty's military hospital in North 
America ; Geo : Munro, late physician in said hospital ; 
Wm. Bar and Jonathan Mallet, late surgeons of said hos- 
pital, praying a grant of 10,000 acres of land in one con- 
tiguous tract, in such part of the province as the said 
James Napier shall choose for himself, and 3,000 acres for 
each of the other petitioners, west of the Green Moun- 
tains, 125 

1764. April 2. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Jonathan Mallatt, 

surgeon to his Majesty's hospital served during the war,. 125 

1765. Feb. 27. Return of survey for Major Philip Skene, John 

Maunsel and 23 others, of a tract of 25,000 acres of land 
on both sides of Wood creek, in the county of Albany, 

(Whitehall, Washington Co.,) *. 126 

Map of the same, 126 

March 1. Petition of Daniel Nimham, Jacobus Nimham, 
One pound Pock two, Stephen Cowenham and other 
Wappinger Indians, setting forth their claim to a tract of 
land in Dutchess county, adjoining Westchester, and pray- 



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Pago. 
1T65. ing redress from encroachments made thereon by several 

persons, 127 

March 9. A brief state of the controversy subsisting between 
Daniel Nimham, sachem, and other Wappinger Indians, 
petitioners, and the heirs and legal representatives of 
Adolph Philips, late of the city of New York, deceased, 
relative to a tract of land in the southermost part of the 
county of Dutchess, and represented by an annexed plot 
of the same, 128 

March 4. Return of survey for James McBride, late serjeant 
of the 47th Regiment, of 200 acres of land, in the county 
of Albany, west of Lake Champlain, north of the mouth 
of the river Boquet, (Willsborough, Essex Co.,) 129 

Map of the same, 129 

March 4. Petition of Lewis Powell Williams, for 2,000 acres 
of land, east of Hudson's river, in the county of Albany, 
bounded east by Kinderhook river, running from Stock- 
bridge to the manor of Ranselaer, 129 

1764. April 9. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lewis Powell Wil- 

liams, surgeon's mate, served during the war, 129 

1765. March 4. Return of survey for Willm. Potts, late Lieut, in 

the 60th Regiment, of 2,000 acres of land, on the west 
of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Essex, 
Essex Co.,) 130 

March 4. Return of survey for James Ross, late apothecary's 
mate of 2,000 acres of land, west of Lake Champlain, in 
the county of Albany, (Willsborough, Essex Co.,) 131 

Map of the same, 131 

March 5. Return of survey for Daniel Wriesberg, late Lieut, 
in the 60th Regiment, of 2,000 acres of land, on the west 
of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Wills- 
borough, Essex Co.,) 132 

March 4. Return of survey for John Hicks, late surgeon of 
H. M.'s Independent Company, of 2,000 acres of land, on 
the west of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Essex, Essex Co.,) " # 133 

March 4. Return of survey for James Jucld, late surgeon's 
mate, in the American hospital, of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, on the west side of Lake Cham- 
plain, (Essex, Essex Co.,) 134 

Map of the same,. 134 

March 4. Return of survey for John Field, late surgeon's 
mate, of 2,000 acres, west of Lake Champlain, in the 
county of Albany, on the south side of river Boquet, 
(Willsborough, Essex Co.,) 135 

March 4. Return of survey for John Connolly, late surgeon's 
mate, of 2,000 acres of land, on the west side of Lake 
Champlain, (Willsborough, Essex Co.,) 136 

March 4. Return of survey for Jno. Wharton, late Capt. in 
the 60th Regiment, of 3,000 acres of land, west of Lake 
Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Essex, Essex Co.,) 137 

March 5. Return of survey for George Faesch, late Capt. 



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Page. 
1765. Lieut, in the 60th Regiment, of 3,000 acres of land, in the 

county of Albany, (Hampton, Washington Co.,) 138 

Map of the same, 138 

March 5. Memorial of Duncan Mc Vicar, late quartermaster 
to the 55th Regiment, John Munro, merchant of the city 
of Albany, in behalf of Lieuts. Nichs. Ward and Edward 
Newland, both of the 80th Regiment, for 4,000 acres of 
land, in the county of Albany, about twenty miles east of 
Hudson's river, 139 

March 5. Petition of George McDougall, late Lieut, in the 
Royal American Regiment, for a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land, on Patten kilns, bordering on a tract of 2,500 acres, 
granted non-commissioned officers and soldiers, 140 

Feb. 5. Certificate of General Gage, that Lieut. George Mc- 
Dougall served during the war, 140 

March 6. Petition of John Munro, Henry Brower, John 
Rickey and Cornelius Brower, praying a grant of 4,000 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, on the east of 
Hudson's river, 141 

March 6. Report of the committee of council, on the me- 
morial of Roger Morris, Beverly Robinson and Philip 
Philipse, proprietors of a tract of land, in the county of 
Dutchess, recommending that the attorney general prose- 
cute Samuel Munroe, Stephen Wilcocks and others, for 
spiriting \ip several Indians to lay claim to said tract, as 
the original proprietors thereof, 142 

1764. Sept. 6. Petition of Isaac Vrooman, John Van Sice and 24 

others, praying a grant of 1,000 acres of land to each, in 
the county of Albany, about twenty miles, east of Hud- 
son's river, on both sides of the branches of Batten kill, 
and that the same be erected into a township, 143 

1765. March 9. Report of the committee of the council, on the 

foregoing petition, recommending that the prayer thereof 
be granted, 144 

March 9. Report of the committee of the council, on the 
petition of Ralph Wilkinson, Philip Steers and twenty- 
three others, for a grant of 1,000 acres to each, of certain 
lands, lying in the county of Albany, on the east side of 
Hudson's river, north of the manor of Ranselaerwyck, 
recommending that the prayer thereof be granted, 145 

March 13. Petition of Benjn. Wickham, for 2,000 acres of 
land, 146 

Jan. 22. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. Benjamin 
Wickham served during the war, 146 

March 15. Bond of Philip Skene and of John Gifford, both 
of the city of New York, for the sum of £300, condi- 
tioned for the settling of twenty-five families, within three 
years from the date of obtaining letters patent, for a cer- 
tain tract of land, containing 25,000 acres, granted to 
said Skene and his associates, 147 

March 18. Memorial of Philip Skene, major of — brigade 
to the forces in America, praying a warrant of survey for 
20,000 acres of land, granted him by h'is majesty's order, 



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Page. 
1 765. to be laid out north and east of lands granted to him and 
others, called Skenesborough, ■•■••••••••: 

March 25. Return of survey for Moses Campbell, late Ser- 
jeant in the 42d Regiment, of 200 acres of land, on the 
east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Charlotte, Vermont,) j™ 

Map of the same, • • • • • • • • • ■ ■ • • 

March 27. Petition of James Edwards, for a grant of 2,000 
acres of land, • • ■ ■ • • • • 

Jan. 28. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that James Edwards, sur- 
peon's mate, served during the war, . . . . _••;■•• 

March 27. Petition of John Cook, Philip Cook and eight 
others, setting forth that they and their associates, pre- 
ferred a petition for a grant of 1 ,000 acres of land to each 
and obtained a warrant of survey for the same, but found 
that the lands laid out were no way adapted to the trade 
and manufactures they were brought up to, and praying 
a grant to each of them respectively, of 1,000 acres oi 
certain vacant lands, in the county of Albany, east side oi 
Hudson's river, and west of Connecticut river, lol 

April 4. Return of survey for Robert Harpur, of two tracts 
of land, in the county of Albany, north of Queensbury, 
Kingsbury and the Artillery patent, containing 34,800 



acre* for the accommodation of sundry protestant fami- 
lies, from Ireland, (Warren and Washington Co's,) 15 



52 
52 



Map of the same, . 

April 4. Another copy of the foregoing survey,. . . . • «M 

April 9. Certificate from Col. Frederick Haldnnand, com- 
mandant of his majesty's battalion of the 60th or Royal 
American Regiment, that Augustine Stine, serjt., served 
in the above said regiment, for the space of seven years 

and two months, and is hereby discharged, .. lo4 

April 10. Order to the attorney general to prosecute Joshua 
Smith, Nathl. Owen, George McNeish, David Moore, 
Samuel Wickham, William Cox, Robt. Ferguson, Jabish 
Cooley, Charles Seely and others, whose names are urn 
known, intruders on certain crown lands, m the county ot 

Ulster, ■ ; • • 155 

April 14. Certificate from George Lahunt, major command- 
ing the 80th Regiment, that George Fmgle, soldier, 
served in the above regiment, for six years, the term 

whereof is expired, '."'J'-i' '« rt *A." -d" 

April 14. Certificate of N. McLeod, captain of the 80th Re- 
giment, that the above discharge is just,. . . . . •.••••• lo6 

April 14. Petition of John Cruikshank, late Lieut in the 

47th Regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, . lo7 
April 13. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. John Cruik- 

shank served during the war, • . • • ■ 157 

April 15. Memorial of James McDonald, late Lieut, in the 
60th Regiment, praying that the 10,000 acres of land 
granted him, by his majesty's order of the 26th July, 
1764 be laid out in a vacant tract, m the county ot 
Ulster, lying on both sides of the Shawangunk kill, 158 



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1765. April 16. Petition of Henry Jeffery and John Oneil, late 
corporals in the 60th Regiment, praying a grant to each 
of them, of 200 acres of land, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, and west of Connecticut river, 159 

April 22. Certificate of Capt. Prevost, that John Oneil was 
late a corporal in the Royal American Regiment; also 
with 159 

May 2. Certificate of Col. Henry Bouquet, that Henry Jef- 
frey, late corporal in the 60th Regiment, was to have 
been discharged at the reduction of said regiment, but 
being on duty at Niagara, he did not obtain his discharge 
till he arrived at Lancaster, in February last, 159 

May 2. Certificate of Col. Bouquet, that John Oneil, late a 
corporal in the 60th regiment, was to have been discharged 
at the reduction of said regiment, but being then on duty 
at Detroit did not obtain his discharge till he arrived in 
Philadelphia, 159 

May 2. Letter from David Colden to his brother Alexr. Col- 
den, stating that Henry Jeffery, being under the same 
circumstances as John Oneil as to his discharge, the 
Governor is wjlling that a return of land be made out for 
him, 159 

April 18. Return of survey for Henry Farrant, late Lieut, in 
one of the independant companies, of 2,000 acres of land 
east of Hndson's river, in the connty of Albany, (partly 
in Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y., and in Rupert, Ver- 
mont,) 160 

April 19. Petition of Kennedy Farrell, a reduced officer, 
praying a grant of 3,000 acres of land, 161 

April 17. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Kennedy Farrell, 
waggon-master genl. in America, served during the war, 161 

April 20. Petition of Lewis Powell Williams, setting forth 
that he presented a petition on the 4th of March, 1765, 
for land near Kinderhook, which was rejected on supposi- 
tion that the same was within the manor of Renselaer- 
wyck and Westenhook patent, and asking to withdraw 
his location in Ulster county, and to admit the above peti- 
tion, 163 

April 22. Return of survey for John Willson, Buchridge 
Webb and Edward Smith, late soldiers in the 4th batta- 
lion of the 60th regiment, and Daniel Gerhard, private in 
the 3d battalion, of a tract of 200 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, (Charlotte, Vermont,) 164 

Map of the same, 164 

April 24. Return of survey for Robert Bass, late senior 
apothecary, of a tract of 3,000 acres of land east of 
Wood creek, in the county of Albany, (Hampton, Wash- 
ington Co.,) 165 

April 27. Petition of John Bowen, late Lieut, in the 45th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 166 

March 28. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. John Bowen 
served during the war, 166 

May 2. Petition of John Carter, late surgeon's mate to his 



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Page. 
1765. Majesty's hospitals in North America, praying a grant of 

2,000 acres of land, 167 

April 9. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that John Carter, sur- 
geon's mate, served during the war, 167 

May 2. Letter of Ebenezer Morse to Lieut. Govr. Colden, in 
behalf of himself and the proprietors of the township of 
New Fane, situate upon West river, six miles from Con- 
necticut river, requesting that the said Township may not 
be disposed of by charter, until they have an opportunity 
to make proper application in order to secure their late 
property in said township, &c, 168 

May 2. Return of survey for Nathl. McCullock, late Lieut, 
in the 42d regiment, of 2,000 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Hebron, Washington 
Co.,) 169 

Map of the same, 169 

May 6. Representation from the inhabitants of the township 
of Andover, dated at Lebanon, Connecticut, showing their 
titles to the several lots of land possessed by them in said 
township, and describing a confirmation thereof, 170 

May 6. Return of survey for John Friswell, late acting Lieut. 
in the navy at the reduction of Quebec, of two tracts of 
land west of Lake Champlain, in the comity of Albany, 
containing 2,000 acres, (Essex, Essex Co., and Plattsburgh, 
Clinton Co.,) 171 

May 6. Return of Survey for Peter Stewart, late master's 
mate on board H. M.'s ships Shannon and Shrewsbury, at 
the reduction of Louisburgh and Quebec, of a tract of 
2,000 acres of land on the west side of Lake Champlain, 
in the county of Albany, opposite Isle Valeur, (Peru, Clin- 
ton Co.,) 172 

Map of the same, 172 

May 6. Petition of Thomas Roskruge, late Lieut, in the royal 
regiment of artillery, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land to the west of Condecticut river, and 173 

May 5. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Thos. Roskruge 
served during the war, 173 

May 7. Return of survey for Wm. Mcintosh, late Lieut, in 
the 27th regiment, of a tract of land containing 2,000 
acres, in the county of Albany, on the east bank of Wood 
creek, (Whitehall, Washington Co.,) 174 

Map of the same, 174 

May 7. Certificate of a committee of the proprietors of Hart- 
ford, Vermont, of the expenses attendant in getting said 
township and settling the same, with the names of the 
present proprietors of said township, and of those in the 
original charter granted by New Hampshire, 174 

May 8. Petition of Peter De Lancey, in behalf of himself 
and the heirs and devisees of Stephen De Lancey, the 
elder, and Stephen De Lancey, the younger, both deceased, 
for a grant and confirmation of their proportion of the 
Angle of Minisink, claimed under the Minisink patent, . . 175 

Mav 8. Petition of Alexr. Dingwall, late serjeant of the 55th 
46 



362 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xvm. 

Page. 
1765. Regiment, praying a grant of 200 acres of land, west of 

Crown Point fortress, 176 

May 8. Petition of David Johnston, in behalf of himself and 
Oliver Delancey, for a grant and confirmation of their 
proportion of certain lands, commonly called the Angle 
of Minisink, under the Minisink patent, 177 

May 8. Return of survey for John Stewart, Donald Dunbar 
and Hugh Mc Intosh, late private soldiers in the 77th 
Regiment, of 150 acres of land, east of Hudson's river, in 
the county of Albany, 178 

May 8. Petition of John Waterhouse, praying a grant of 
2,000 acres of land, 179 

April 17. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that John Waterhouse, 
surgeon's mate, served during the war, 179 

May 9. Petition of James Gorrell, late Lieut, of the 60th 
Regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, on the 
east of and adjoining the waters running from South bay 
to Ticonderoga, 180 

1764. Feb. 1. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. James Gorrell 

served during the war, 180 

1765. May 9. Petition of James Rogers, late Capt. of one of H. 

M.'s Independent Companies of Rangers, praying a grant 
of 3,000 acres of land, east of and adjoining the waters 

that run from South bay to Ticonderoga, 181 

April 2. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Capt. James Rogers 
served during the war, 181 



VOLUME XIX. 



1765. 



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[No date.] Memorial of Christopher Horsefall, late Lieut. 1 
the 80th Regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 
in a tract in dispute, between Mr. Van Ranselaer and 
sundry reduced officers, or in any other place where Dun- 
can McViccar, his attorney, may apply for it, 1 

1764. Dec. 10. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. Christopher 

Horsefall served during the war, dated Dec. 10th, 1764, 1 
[No date.] Memorial of James Grant, late Capt. in the 80th 
Regiment, praying a grant of 3,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the east of Kinderhook river, 
bounded on the west by Kinderhook patent, and on the 

south by lands granted Mr. Van Ranslair, 2 

Dec. 19. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Capt. James Grant 
served during the war, dated Dec. 19th, 1764, 2 

1765. March 29. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. John Hall 

served during the war, 3 

Jan. 28. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Gilbert Lester, sur- 
geon's mate, served during the war, 3 

March 27. Representation from Alexander Colden, surveyor 
general, to Lieut. Gov. Colden, in relation to encroach- 
ments made by several persons on the Minisink patent,. . 3 

April 19. Petition of Robert Harper of King's College, in 
behalf of himself and 86 others, praying a grant of 34,800 
acres of land to the north of the township of Queensbury, 
part of Kingsbury and the Artillery patent, 4 

April 24. Certificate of Lieut.-Col. John Reid, that Murdock 
Kennedy, served in the 42d or Royal Highland Regiment 
for the space of two years, • . 5 

May 8. Certificate of Capt. McLeod and Lieut. Wm, Irwin, 
that Patrick Gilchrist, corporal, Lewis Welch, corporal, 
Thomas Lee, drum major, and Thomas and Jacob Huzey, 
privates, are entitled to lands pursuant to the royal pro- 
clamation, * 

May 8. Petition of David Jamison, son and heir of William 



364 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Page. 
1765. Jamison, deceased, praying a grant and confirmation of 

certain lotts of land in the Minisink angle, 6 

May 9. Return of survey for Thomas McPherson, late pri- 
vate in the 78th regiment, of 50 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) . . 7 
May 9. Return of survey for Donald Mclntyre, late a corporal 
in the 78th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Ver- 
mont,) 8 

May 9. Return of survey for Neil Stuart, late corporal in 
the 77th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Pawlet, Vermont,) 9 

Map of the same, 9 

May 9. Return of survey, for Donald McGilvray, John Mc- 
Kinvin, Donald Irvin, Kenneth McKenzie, all privates in 
the 78th regiment, and John Forbes, George Southerland 
and Donald McColl, late privates in the 77th, of a tract 
of 350 acres of land in the county of Albany, east side 

of Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 11 

Map of the same, 11 

May 9. Return of survey for Norman McLeod and John 
McKinney, late of the 40th regiment, Evan Cameron and 
Donald Cameron, late soldiers in the 77th, of a tract of 
200 acres of land in the county of Albany, east side of 

Hudson's river, (Rupert, Vermont,) 12 

Map of the same, , 12 

May 9. Return of survey for Donald Urquhart, John Suth- 
erland, John Simpson and John Mclntire, late privates in 
the 78th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Rupert, 

Vermont,) 13 

Map of the same, 13 

May 9. Return of survey for Norman McLoud, late serjeant, 
in the 77th regiment of a tract of 200 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, east . side of Hudson's river, (He- 
bron, Washington Co.,) 14 

May 11. Certificate of discharge from Capt. Grant to Nor- 
man McLeod, 14 

1763. Aug. 24. Certificate of Capt. John Sinclair, that Norman Mc- 
Leod, served for six years, 14 

1765. May 9. Return of survey for Danl. Grant, late serjeant, in 
the 80th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Char- 
lotte, Vermont,) 15 

Map of the same, 15 

May 9. Return of survey for John Oneil, late corporal in the 
60th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land in the county 

of Albany, (Charlotte, Vermont,) 16 

Map of the same, 16 

May 9. Petition of Wm. Smith, praying a grant and confir- 
mation of lot No. 35 in the Minisink angle, 17 

May 14. Return of survey for David Johnston and Oliver 
De Lancey, of three lots of land, Nos. 16, 39, 43, in the 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. S6o 

Page. 
1 765. angle of Minisink, containing together 3,040 acres, (Cal- 
houn, Orange Co.,) 18 

May 13. Return of survey for Peter De Lancey, the elder, 
and the heirs and devisees of Stephen De Lancey, the 
younger, both deceased, of two lots of land Nos. 36 and 
38 in Minisink angle, containing together 2,150 acres, 

(Calhoun, Orange Co.,) 19 

May 14. Petition of Peter Hasenclever and four others, for 
a grant of 5,000 acres of land in Evans' patent, 20 

May 15. Petition of Revd. John Ogilvie, in behalf of him- 
self and others, heirs and devisees of Lancaster Symes, 
for certain lotts of land claimed in the Minisink patent, . . 21 

May 16. Return of survey for Isaac Vrooman and 25 others, 
of a tract of 26,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, 
about twenty miles east of Hudson's river, on both sides 
of the branches of Batten kill, (Princeton, Bennington 
Co., Vermont,) 22 

May 18. Petition of Lemuel Stoughton, William Gardines, 
and Wm. Newton, in behalf of themselves and their asso- 
ciates, for 20,000 acres of land on the west bank of Con- 
necticut river, and south of the township of Newbury,. . 23 

May 22. Petition of Benjamin Whiteing, in behalf of himself 
and twenty-five others, for a grant of the township of New- 
bury on the west bank of Connecticut river, 24 

May 22. Petition of Richard Morris, John Morris and Wm. 
Wickham, in behalf of themselves and seventeen others, 
for a grant of a certain tract of land, north of the town- 
ship of Fairly, 25 

June 24. Certificate of discharge from Lieut.-Col. Hassy to 
John Woodman, soldier in the Enniskillen regiment, .... 25 

May 23. Petition of Gualtherus Du Bois, in behalf of him- 
self and the other lawful representatives of Henry Van 
Bail, deceased, and of John Nicoll, in behalf of himself 
and the other lawful representatives of Doctor Jno. Nicoll, 
deceased, for a grant and confirmation of lotts No's 33, 
37 and 42, in the angle of Minisink, 26 

May 23. Return of survey for Allan Cameron, late corporal 
in the 78th regiment of a tract of 200 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, 
(Rupert, Vermont,) 27 

May 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Alexr. Campbell, 
lieutenant, served during the war, 28 

May 28. Memorial of the inhabitants of the township of 
Shaftsbury, praying a confirmation of their grant for that 
township under New Hampshire, 28 

A true and exact account of the settlements and improve- 
ments in the township of Shaftsbury, 28 

May 30. Return of survey for James Gorrell, lieutenant of 
the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, east side of the waters running from 
South Bay to Tienderoga, (Benson, Vermont,) 29 

Map of the same, 29 

May 30. Return of survey for Edward Jenkins, late Lieut. 



366 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

• , Page - 

1765. in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land on 

the east side of Wood creek, in the county of Albany, 

(Fairhaven, Vermont,) 30 

Map of the same, 30 

May 30. Return of survey for John Montresor, Frs. Mee and 
Robert Wallace, of a tract of land on the west side of 
Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, containing 
together with four small islands called Les Isles quatre 
Vents, lying in said lake, to the east of Legioner Point, 
3,000 acres, (Willsboro, Essex Co.,) 31 

May 30. Return of survey for James Rogers, captain in one 
of H. M.'s independant companies of rangers, of a tract 
of 3,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, east side 
of the waters that run from South Bay to Tienderoga, 
north of a tract surveyed for Lieut. Jas. Gorrell, (Benson, 
Vermont,) 32 

May 30. Return of survey for Archd, Blane, late a Lieut, in 
the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land on 
the east side of the waters running from South Bay to 
Tienderoga, (Benson, Vermont,) 33 

Map of the same, 33 

May 30. Return of survey for Townsend Guy, late a lieute- 
nant in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, northeast of a tract surveyed for 
Lieut. Stair Campbell, (Fairhaven, Vermont,) 34 

Map of the same, 34 

May 30. Return of survey for Thomas Proctor, late a bom- 
badier in H. M.'s royal regiment of artillery, of a tract of 
200 acres of land on the east side of Lake Champlain, in 
the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) ... 35 

Map of the same, 35 

May 30. Return of survey for Alexr. McKaga, late a private 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 50 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, south of a tract surveyed for Allan 
Cameron, late corporal in the 78th regiment, (Rupert, 
Vermont,) 36 

May 6. Certificate of Col. Henry Boquet, that Alexr. McKaga 
was to have been discharged at the reduction of part of 
said regiment, but being then on duty at Niagara, he did 
not obtain his discharge till his arrival at Philadelphia,. 36 

May 31. Return of survey for Michael Schlatter, late captain 
in the 60th regiment, for 2,000 acres of land, east side of 
Hudson's river, county of Albany, (Bennington, Vermont,) 37 

May 31. Return of survey for Frederick Weelyart and Cle- 
ment Pless, late privates in the 3d battalion of the 60th 
regiment, of a tract of 100 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) 38 

May 31. Return of survey for Barnaby McAtley and Michael 
Rhoad, late soldiers in the 80th regiment, of a tract of 
100 acres of land on the east side of Lake Champlain, in 
the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) ... 39 

May 31. Return of survey for Joshua Hartshorne, late Ser- 
jeant, George Ketsbower and Wilhelm Beuman, of three 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 367 

Pago. 
1 765. lots of land containing 600 acres, on the east side of Lake 

Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, ^ 

Vermont,) • • • • • • • ■ ; • v : * V 1" 

May 31. Return of survey for Andrew Frederick, late sei- 
(eant in the 4th battalion of the 60th regiment, James 
Cherry and Henry Erkley, late corporals in said regiment, 
of a tract of 600 acres of land on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Shelburne, Ver- 

mont,) • • • \ 

May 31. Return of survey for John Sangster, late corporal 
in the 80th regiment of a lot of land containing 200 acres, 
on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county oi 
Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) ............. 42 

May — . Petition of Anna Rose, widow of Hugh Rose, late 
Lieut, in the army, for a grant of 1,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, on each side of the east branch ot 
Batten kill, bounded on the west by lands granted Isaac 

Vrooman and others, • ; • 

June 1. Return of survey for Henry Persloe, late corporal in 
the 80th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on the 
east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 

(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) •••;••"•• 44 

June 1. Return of survey for Jonathan Davis and John Har- 
rison, late privates of the 80th regiment, of two tracts ol 
land containing 100 acres, on the east side of Lake Chain- 
plain, in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Ver- 
mont,) • • ■ ■ • • ; • ■ • • " ■ "t V * 

June 3. Certificate of Capt. Norman McLeod, that John 
Harrison was private in the 80th regiment, and was dis- 
charged at the time of the reduction thereof, . . 45 

June l.°Return of survey for William Crooks, late sergeant 
in one of H. M.'s independant conpanies, and for Daniel 
Teeson, late corporal in the 80th regiment, of a tract of 
400 acres of land in the county of Albany, on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) . 46 
June 1. Return of survey for Alexr. Clark and Morris His- 
sernon, late corporals in the 80th regiment, of a tract of 
400 acres of land on the east side of Lake Champlain, in 
the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) ... 47 
June 1. Return of survey for John Wiley, late corporal in 
80th regiment, and Moses Ibbot, late Serjeant in the 55th, 
of a tract of 400 acres of land on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, 

Vermont,) • • • • • • • • • • • • 

1761 June 23. Petition of William Cunningham, ot Burnet s held, 
in the county of Albany, for three small tracts of land con- 
taining about 800 acres, on the north side of the Mohawk 

river * 

1765. June 1 .' Certificate of Sir William Johnson, that the said 

three small tracts are vested in the crown, ^ . 49 

June 3. Return of survey for Benjn. Porter, late serjeant in 
the 27th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on the 
west side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 



368 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 



1765. north of tract surveyed for Joseph Franklin, (Moriah, 

Essex Co.,) 50 

June 3. Return of survey for Joseph Franklin, late Serjeant 
in the 27th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on 
the west side of Lake Champlain, opposite Crown Point, 
in the county of Albany, (Moriah, Essex Co.,) 51 

Map of the same, 51 

June 4. Petition of James Grant, late lieutenant in the 45th 
regiment, for 2,000 acres of land, 52 

June 4. Return of survey for Alexr. Dingwall, late serjeant, 
in the 55th regiment, of 200 acres of land in the county 
of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's river, east of a 
tract surveyed for Dugal McFarland, 53 

June 4. Return of survey or Henry Nicholas Kaester, late 
corporal in the 4th battalion of the 60th regiment, of a 
tract of 200 acres of land east side of Lake Champlain in 
the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vei-mont,) . . 54 

June 5. Return of survey for John Waugh, late serjeant in 
the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on the 
east side of Lake Champlain in the county of Albany, 
(Charlotte, Vermont,) 55 

June 5. Petition of Josiah Willard and Medad Pomroy, in 
behalf of themselves and their associates, for a grant of 
a tract of land, on the west side of Connecticut river, at 
a place known by the name of the Great Meadow, con- 
taining 1 9,000 acres, and praying that the same be erected 
into a township, by the name of Putney, 56 

June 5. Return of survey for John McPherson, late corpo- 
ral in the 42d regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, 
east of Lake Champlain in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) 57 

May 1 1 . Certificate of P. Balneavis, captain lieutenant of the 
4 2d regiment, that John McPherson, corporal, served in 
said regiment, 57 

June 6. Petition of John Treby, late captain in the 80th regi- 
ment, for a grant of 3,000 acres of land to the east of 
Hudson's river, 58 

June I. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. John Treby, 
served during the war, . 58 

June 8. Petition of David Embury and twelve others, for 
a grant of 13,000 acres of land on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, east of lands granted Alexr. Turner and others, 59 

June 11. Petition of Nathan Whiting, late corporal in one 
of H. M.'s independent companies, for a grant of 3,000 
acres of land on the west side of Connecticut river, ad- 
joining the present line between this province and the 
province of Massachusetts Bay, and formerly laid out into 
a township by the name of Cumberland, 60 

1764. April 18. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Nathan 

Whiting served during the war, 60 

1765. June 11. Petition of Nathan Whiting, in behalf of himself 

and nine others, for a grant of 10,000 acres of land on the 
west side of Connecticut river, adjoining the present line 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 369 

Page. 
1765. between this province and the province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay, formerly erected into a township by the pro- 
vince of New Hampshire, by the name of Cumberland, 60 
June 12. Petition of James Brakenridge, in behalf of him- 
self and others, for a grant of a tract of 23,000 acres of 
land north of Sandgate, and praying the same be erected 

into a township by the name of Rupert, 61 

June 12. Petition of Norman Macleod, late captain of the 
80th regiment, for a grant of 3,000 acres of land in the 
township of Cumberland, 62 

1764. Dec. 19. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Capt. Lieut. McLeod 

served during the war, 62 

1765. June 13. Petition of Surgeon Donald McLean, of the late 

77th regiment, for a grant of 2,000 acres of land in the 
township of Cumberland, 63 

June 13. Return of survey for John Yourfg, late provost 
marshal, of 2,000 acres, on the east side of Lake Cham- 
plain in the county of Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) . . . 64 

June 13. Petition of Isaac Searle, in behalf of himself and 
twenty-two others, for a grant of 23,000 acres of land, east 
of the township of Arlington, and that the same be erect- 
ed into a township by the name of Sunerland, 65 

June 13. Abstract of letters patent to Isaac Vrooman and 
twenty-five others, of a certain tract of land containing 
26,000 acres in the county of Albany, about twenty miles 
east of Hudson's river, and on both branches of Batten 
kill, 05 

June 14. Petition of Ebenezer Cole, in behalf of himself and 
thirty others, for a grant of a tract of land containing 
23,040 acres, north of Bennington and south of Arlington, 
and that the same be erected into a township by the name 
of Shaftsbury, (see page 28, ) 66 

June 15. Petition of Hugh Fraser, late Lieut, in the 78th 
regiment, for a grant of 2,000 acres of land, on the east 
side of Hudson's river, 67 

1764. August 29. Certificate of General Gage, that Lieut. Hugh 

Fraser served during the war, 67 

[No date.] Paper relating to instructions from the surveyor 
general to his deputy, for laying out lands petitioned for 
by Lieut. H. Fraser ; and also relating to the locating and 
surveying of 8,000 acres of land, to the north and west of 
Princetown, for Mr. Duane, 68 

1765. June 18. Return of survey for James Jefferies, late private 

in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 50 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, north of a ^ 
tract surveyed for Alexr. Dingwall, 69 

June 20. Return of survey for John Culbert, John McFarlan 
and John Wright, late Serjeants, and Saml. Scoffel, late 
drummer, all of the 80th regiment, of a tract of 800 acres 
of land, on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county 
of Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) 70 

June 21. Petition of Ephraim Doolittle, Ephraim Curtis, 
Wm. Ward and others, for a grant of the township of 
47 



370 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 



1765. Shoreham, on the east side of Lake Champlain or Wood 
creek waters, the southwest corner being on the shore of 
said waters, due east of Ticonderoga fort, VI 

June 21. Petition of Nathan Baldwin, Ephraim Doolittle 
and others, for a grant of the town of Bridport, on the 
east side of Lake Champlain or Wood creek waters, 
bounded south by the township of Shoreham, 71 

June 24. Petition of Joshua Johnson, Samuel Brewer and 
others, for a grant of the township of Pitsford, west of 
Connecticut river, on Otter creek, north of Rutland, .... 72 

June 26. Return of survey for Alexr. Munroe, late Serjeant 
in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 73 

June 6. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that Serjt. Alexander 
Munroe served during the war, 73 

June 26. Return of survey for Fredk. Hartill, late Serjeant in 
the 3d Battalion of the 60th regiment, of a tract of 200 
acres of land, on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the 
county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Veimiont,) 74 

June 26. Return of survey for Peter Graff, late Serjeant in the 
3d Battalion of the 60th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres 
of land, on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county 
of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 75 

June 29. Return of survey for John Titts, late corporal in 
the 47th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, on the 
east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 76 

June 29. Return of survey for William Ellis, late Serjeant in 
the 80th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of Lake Champlain, 
(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 77 

June 29. Return of survey for James McDonald, late Lieut. 
in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 10,000 acres of land, 
in the county of Ulster, on both sides of the Shawangunk 
kill, (Calhoun, Orange Co.,) 78 

Map of the same, 78 

July 1. List of officers, non-commissioned officers and pri- 
vates, with rank, regiment and the dates of their discharge, 
and application for land, 78 

July 1. Petition of James Marsh and 50 others, for a grant 
of the township of Linfield, adjoining the township of 
Sharon, 79 

July 2. Petition of Isaac Marsh, Benjamin Spalding and 
Joseph Parkhurst, for a grant of the township of Sharon, 80 

July 2. Return of survey for Samuel Higginson, late corpo- 
ral in the 4th Battalion of the 60th regiment, of a tract 
of 200 acres of land, on the east side of Lake Champlain, 
in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) . . 81 

July 3. Petition of James Eddington, late lieutenant in the 
42d regiment, for a grant of 2,000 acres of land on 
the west side of Connecticut river, in the township of 
Cumberland, 82 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 371 

Pago 

1764. Sept. 29. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. James Ed- 

dington served during the war, 82 

1765. July 4. Return of survey for Andrew Coulter, late corporal 

in the 46th regiment, of 200 acres of land on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) 83 

Feb. 28. Copy of an Indian deed, dated 18th May, 1754, for 
a tract of land containing about 45,000 acres, south side 
of the Mohawks river, beginning at the west bounds of 
the patent of the Great falls, sold by certain Oneida 
Indians to Rudolph Stale and Johan Joost Herkhimer, 
junr., 84 

Certificate of Cadwallader Colden, junr., deputy surveyor, 
and Johan Jost Herchheimer, justice, that the bounds of 
said tract were mai'ked in presence of the Indians, and 
the purchase money paid, dated 18th May, 1754, 84 

July 6. Certificate of Sir Wm. Johnson, that the lands des- 
cribed in the above said Indian deed, were bona fide pur- 
chased of the native Indian proprietors thereof, with the 
consent of the Oneida castle of Indians, 84 

July 8. Petition of sundry non-commissioned officers and 
soldiers, for grants of land on the east side of Lake Cham- 
plain, to the north of Otter creek, 85 

July 8. Protest of Mr. De Lancey, in behalf of himself and 
the rest of the proprietors of Minisink patent, against 
granting letters patent to any person for any lands that 
may have been laid ont by the commissioners for dividing 
said patent, for defraying the expense of the partition 
thereof, 85 

July 8. Petition of Peter Brown, late surgeon's mate in H. 
M.'s hospital in America, for a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land, on both sides of a mountain which projects into the 
township of Dorset, or to the north of Princctown, .... 86 

May 17. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Peter Brown, sur- 
geon's mate, served during the war, 86 

July 8. Petition of Peter Brown, late a lieutenant in the 
royal regiment of artillery, for a grant of 2,000 acres of 
land, already granted him by the Governor of New Hamp- 
shire, 87 

May 28. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. Peter Brown 
served during the war, 87 

July 8. Caveat entered by Oliver De Lancey and John Morin 
Scott, against the grant of any lands in the Minisink 
patent, laid out by the commissioners for defraying the 
expenses of the partition of said patent, 83 

July 9. Order of Lieut. Govr. Colden, for the persons enter- 
ing the above caveat to exhibit before him, on or before 
the 23d inst., their reasons against granting the lands in 
question to Lieut. James McDonald, and that in default 
thereof, the said caveat be dismissed, 83 

July 9. Petition of Peter Goelet, in behalf of the lawful 
representatives of Alice Ratsey, deceased, praying confir- 
mation of certain lots of land within the Minisink angle, 83 



372 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Page. 
1765. July 10. Return of survey for Robert Munroe, late corporal 
in the 47th regiment, of a tract of land containing 200 
acres, on the east side of Wood creek, in the county of 
Albany, east of a tract granted Joseph Walton and others, 89 

July 10. Petition of Ebenezer Morse, Ephraim Doolittle and 
Job Cushing, in behalf of the proprietors of the township 
of New Fane, situate on West river, west of Connecticut 
river, formerly granted under the government of New 
Hampshire, praying a grant in confirmation of said town- 
ship, 90 

July 11. Return of survey for Wm. Gregor, late adjutant in 
the 42d regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Shafts- 
bury, Vermont,) 91 

Map of the same, 91 

July 1 1 . Return of survey for John Gregor, late lieutenant 
in the 42d regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (White- 
creek, Washington Co.,) 92 

Map of the same, 92 

July 1 1 . Return of survey for Ann Gordon, late lieutenant 
in the 42d regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, east side of Hudson's river, (Shafts- 
bury, Vermont,) 93 

Map of the same, 93 

July 11. Return of survey for John Andrew, late Serjeant in 
80th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) 94 

July 11. Return of survey for Chai'les Sapeteen, late private 
in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 50 acres of land on the 
east side of Wood creek in the county of Albany, (Gran- 
ville ? Washington Co.,) 95 

July 11. Return of survey for James Bain, late lieutenant in 
one of H. M.'s independent companies, of a tract of 2,000 
acres of land on the east side of Hudson's river in the 
county of Albany, (White Creek, Washington Co.,) 96 

July 1 1 . Return of survey for Duncan McVicar, late quarter 
master of the 55th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of 
land, east side of Hudson's river, in the county of Albany, 
(Shaftsbury, Vermont,) 97 

July 12. Certificate of Major Moncrieffe, that Duncan Mc- 
Vicar was quarter master in the 55th regiment, 98 

July 13. Return of survey for John Storm, late surgeon's 
mate in the 60th regiment, of 2,000 acres, east side of 
Lake Champlain in the county of Albany, (Shelburne and 
town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 99 

July 14. Return of survey for William More, late Serjeant 
in the 80th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, east 
side of Lake Champlain in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) 100 

March 15. Copy of an Indian deed for a tract of land con- 
taining nearly 60,000 acres in the county of Albany, on 



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Page. 

1765. the south side of the Maquaes river, beginning at the 
northeast corner of a tract granted John Lindsay and 
others, called Cherry Valley, sold by certain Indians to 
William Smith, Junr., Johannes Handreekse Vrooman, 
Frederick Young, Cornelius Tenbrock and Philip Living- 
ston, 101 

1761. June 29. Certificate of Isaac Vrooman, deputy surveyor and 
Wilhelmus Dellenback, justice of the peace for the county 
of Albany, that the bounds described in the aforesaid In- 
dian deed were marked out in the presence of the Indians 
and the money paid them, 101 

1765. July 13. Certificate of Sir Wm. Johnson, in pursuance to 
the order of council of the 27th Febr'y, 1765, in the peti- 
tion of Fredk. Young and nineteen others, and the peti- 
tion of Wm. Smith, junr., and nineteen others, that the 
lands described in the foregoing Indian deed were bona 
fide purehased and paid for, and the sale acknowledged 

by the Canajoharie Indians, 101 

July 16. Memorial of Lieut. Alexr. Graydon, setting forth 
that he served during the war in the 2d battalion of the 
royal American regiment, and praying a grant of 2,000 

Sept. 4. Certificate 01 jMtfjoi •o,ll:/^.l:;j.:,-j 1 a;„^aca:: „;'■. 
don was reduced upon half pay as an additional lieuten- 
ant in the 2d battalion of royal Americans, commanded 
by Major Genl. Murray, 102 

July 16. Return of survey for Duncan Forbes, late surgeon's 
mate, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in the county of 
Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 103 

July 16. Return of survey for Denis Croner, late Serjeant 
94th regiment, of 200 acres of land on the east side of 
Lake Champlain in the county of Albany, 104 

[No date.] Petition of Vincent Mathews of the county of 
Orange, for 600 acres of land in the tract formerly granted 

Capt. Jno. Evans, 105 

17G6. June 18. Caveat by Peter Hasenclever, against granting any 
lands within Evans' patent to David Mathews or Vincent 
Mathews, until he is first heard, 106 

Map of vacant lands in Evans' patent, 107 

1765. July 20. Return of survey for Charles McCarty, John Drum- 
mond, John Scouten, Richd. Mallatts, Nicholas Howell, 
Giles Alpine, Thomas Harman, William Miller, John Per- 
sons, Jacob Snyder, Patrick McFall and John McEkron, 
late privates in the 80th regiment, of a tract of 600 acres 
of land on the east side of Lake Champlain in the county 
of Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) 108 

June 12. Certificate of Capt. Norman McLeod, that John 
McEkran served in the 80th regiment, and was reduced 
at the reduction of said regiment, 108 

April 26. Certificate of Capt. N. McLeod, that the non-com- 
missioned officers and privates whose names are given, 
are entitled to lands, 108 

July 20. Return of survey for Robert Greame, John How- 



374 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Page. 
1765. ard, Richard Bahen, William Searles, Daniel Conolly and 
Hugh Montgomery, late privates in the 80th regiment, 
of a tract of 800 acres of land, on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Shelburne, Vt.,) ... 100 

July 20. Return of survey for Michl. Garway, John Chuuck, 
Win. McMann, late privates in the 60th regiment, of a 
tract of 200 acres of land, on the east side of Lake Cham- 
plain, in the county of Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) ... 110 

Sept. 13. Certificate that John Elisha, soldier in the 60th 
regiment, served during the war, 110 

July 20. Return of survey for Alexander McPherson and 
Alexander McHarg, late privates of the 1st regiment of 
Foot, of 100 acres of land, east of Hudson's river, county 
of Albany, Ill 

Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that Alexr. McPherson and 
Alexr. McHarg, soldiers in the 1st regiment, were dis- 
banded on the reduction of said regiment, Ill 

July 23. Return of survey for Christian Stadle, late Serjeant 
in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, 
in the county of Albany, on the east side of Hudson's 
river, 112 

otadle, Serjeant m Uapt. Winepress company, ol the 55th 

regiment, served in said regiment, 112 

1765. June 12. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that Christian 

Stadle, serjeant, served during the war, 112 

July 23. Return of survey for Evan Cameron, late corporal 
in the 78th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, on 
the east side of Hudson's river, in the county of Albany, 113 

July 24. Return of survey for Wm. Paul, late corporal in the 
55th regiment of a tract of 200 acres of land, on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) 114 

July 24. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that William Paul, 
corporal, served during the war, 114 

July 25. Return of survey for Thomas McGuire, late corpo- 
ral, William Patterson, Leckamyes Dekeyser, John Colly, 
late Serjeants in the 80th regiment, and Roger Smith, late 
serjeant in the 55th, of a tract of 1 ,000 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Shelburne and Burlington, Vermont,) 115 

July 25. Certificate of David Stanclish, Capt. Lieut., that 
Wm. Linthwait, serjeant in the 58th regiment, was dis- 
charged, 115 

July *25. Return of survey for Garret Keating, late a serjt. 
in the 27th regiment, William Able and Walter Sweeny, 
late Serjeants, and George Goodchild, late drummer in 
the 60th regiment, of a tract of 800 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, (Burlington, Vermont,) 116 

July 25. Return of survey for John Dawson, John Coulter, 
Thomas West, Thomas Goldsmith and John Underhill, 
late corporals in the 80th regiment, of 1,000 acres, east 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 375 

Page. 
1765. side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Shel- 

buvne, Vermont,) 117 

July 25. Memorial of James Murdock, surgeon's mate to the 
42d o'r Royal Highland regiment, praying a grant of 
land, 118 

July 26. Return of survey for Edward Lacells, and Patrick 
McMullen, late privates in the 55th regiment, of 100 
acres of land, in the county of Albany, east side of Lake 
Champlain, (Shelburne, Vermont,) 119 

May 20. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that Andrew Suther- 
land, Capt., James John Colder, corporal, Samuel Win- 
ders, private and John Fithey, Patrick McMullen and 
Edward Lacells, privates, served during the war, 119 

July 26. Return of survey for Thomas Laing, late drummer 
in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Shelburne, Vermont,) 120 

July 27. Return of survey for Christ'r Blundel, late store- 
keeper of Fort George, in New York, of a tract of 2,000 
acres of land, on the east side of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany, (Hebron, Washington Co.,) 121 

August 1. Letter containing the governor's order dismissing 
the caveat entered by Oliver De Lancey and John M. 
Scott, against granting land surveyed for Lieut. James Mc- 
Donald, and directing that letters patent be prepared for 
granting 10,000 acres of land, to said Lieut. James Mc- 
Donald, 122 

August 5. Return of survey for Thomas Armstrong, late 
corporal in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of 
land, in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vt.,). 123 

July 27. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that Thomas Arm- 
strong, late corporal in the 55th regiment, served during 
the war, ' 123 

August 6. Return of survey for Wm. McDonald and Donald 
Mathewson, late privates in the 77th regiment, of a lot 
of 100 acres of land, being the eastermost half of a lot, 
east of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town 
of Charlotte, Vermont,) " 124 

August 6. Return of survey for James Hedding and Edward 
Roche, late privates in the 47th regiment, of the wester- 
most half of lot No. 135, containing 100 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 125 

August 2. Certificate of William Shirreif, aid-de-camp, that 
James Hedding and Edward Roach, are discharged sol- 
diers of the 47th regiment, 125 

August 9. Certificate of Lieut. Thos. Gamble, that Edward 
Low served in one of the companies of the 44th regi- 
ment duringthe war, 126 

August 10. Return of survey for Philip Jones, late drummer 
in the 48th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Ferris- 
burg, Vermont,)" 127 



376 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Pago. 
1765. May 24. Certificate of Barnaby Byrn, ensign of the 48th 
regiment, that Philip Jones, drum beater, served in said 
regiment during the war, 127 

August 10. Petition of Jehu Hay, late Lieut, in the 1st Bat- 
talion of H. M.'s Royal American 60th regiment, for a 
grant of 2,000 acres of land, 128 

July 30. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. Jehu Hay 
served during the war, 128 

August 12. Certificate of Charles Clinton, apothecary's mate, 
for a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 129 

1764. May 7. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Charles Clinton, apo- 

thecary's mate, served during the war, 129 

1765. August 13. Return of survey for Robert Lewis, late serjt., 

Lewis Walsh, Patrick Gilchrist, late corporals in the 80th 
regiment, John Sunderland, Serjeant, and John Colder, 
corporal in the 55th regiment, of 1,000 acres, on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Ferris- 
burg, Vermont,) 130 

July 3. Certificate of Lieut. William Irwin, that Robt. Lewis 
is a reduced Serjeant, and served during the war, 130 

August 13. Return of survey for Thomas Lee, late drummer 
in the 80th regiment, John Wilmot, late corporal in the 
60th regiment and Patrick Stone, late serjeant in the 2d 
Battalion of the 1st Royal regiment, of three lots of land, 
containing together 600 acres, east side of Lake Cham- 
plain, in the county of Albany, (Ferrisburg, Vermont,) 131 

August 15. Petition of Nathl. Powers, in behalf of himself 
and twenty-nine others, for a tract of land, lately called 
Springfield, on the west bank of Connecticut river, and 
that the same be erected into a township, by the name of 
Concord, 131 

August 17. Petition of Zedekiah Stone and David Stone, 
Junr., in behalf of themselves and their associates, for a. 
grant of land, containing 23,000 acres, on the west side 
of Connecticut river, and that the same be erected into a 
township, by the name of Windsor, 132 

Petition of Gideon Lyman, in behalf of himself and twenty- 
four others, for a grant of the township of Springfield, on 
the west side of Connecticut river, formerly granted under 
New Hampshire, 132 

List of the original grantees, and present owners of the 
township of Springfield, 132 

Minute of an agreement between Phineas Lyman, in behalf 
of several of the settlers upon the township of Springfield, 
and Col. Thomas Chandler, 132 

August 19. Petition of Lieut. Allan Grant, for 2,000 acres of 
land, 133 

August 1 7. Certificate of Gen. Gage, that Lieut. Allan Grant 
served during the war, .> 133 

August 23. Petition of Ezra Taylor and Caleb Stone, in be- 
half of himself and twenty-five others, for a grant of the 
township of Rutland, lying on the upper waters of Otter 
creek, formerly granted under New Hampshire, 134 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 377 

Page. 
1765. Aug. 23. Petition of Joshua Willard, Kenelum Winslow and 
David Stone, in behalf of themselves and twenty others, 
for a grant of the township of Reading, formerly granted 
under New Hampshire, 153 

Sept. 2. Petition of Benjamin Doughty, of the county of 
Ulster, for a grant and confirmation of a lot in Minisink 
angle, 136 

Sept. 4. Petition of Ann McPherson, wife of Alexr. McPher- 
son, deceased, for 2,000 acres of land, 137 

Sept. 5. Petition of Wm. Kempe, James Lamb and John 
Crum, of Orange county, for a grant, not exceeding 1,000 
acres, in the county of Orange, 138 

Sept. 6. Copy of a mandamus of .the King in council, for 
5,000 acres of land, to be surveyed in one contiguous 
tract, in the province of New York, for John Tabor 
Kempe, 139 

Sept. 6. Petition of Isabella Jones, for, and in behalf of her 
husband Philip Jones, absent in Virginia, praying letters 
patent for a certain tract of land laid out for him, 140 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land to be surveyed in one contiguous tract, in the pro- 
vince of New York, for Francis Legge, captain in tfie 4fit,h 
regiment, 140 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of thp. K^ing in council, for 10,000 acres 
of land, to be surveyed in one contiguous tract, in the 
province of New York, for John De Berniere, Thomas 
Swords, John Anthy. Kernes and Charles De Berniere,. 141 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
William Edmeston, captain in the 48th regiment, 141 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Thomas Grserne, captain in the 42d regiment, 141 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 10,000 acres 
of land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
James Montresor, lieut. col., and director of engineers in 
America, 142 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
John Adair, director of the hospitals, 143 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
John Wrightson, 143 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed hi the province of New York, for 
John Small, captain in the 21 st regiment, 143 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Robt. Mayne, 144 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Sir William Mayne, Bart., 145 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
48 



378 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Page. 
1765. land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 

Robert Edmeston, 145 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Edward Mayne, 145 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Joseph Williams, captain in the 59th regiment, 146 

Sept. 6. Mandamus of the King in council, for 5,000 acres of 
land, to be surveyed in the province of New York, for 
Thomas Ord, lieut. col. of the royal regiment of artillery, 146 

Sept. 9. Return of survey for Philip Embury, Peter Embury, 
James Willson, Jno. Willson, George Willson, Samuel 
t Willson, Moses Cowen and Thomas Proctor, of a tract of 
8,000 acres of land in the county of Albany, east of lands 
granted Ryer Schemerhorn and others, (White Creek, 
Washington Co.,) 147 

Map of the same, 147 

Sept. 1 1 . Return of survey for James Weir, late corporal in 
the 1st or royal regiment, of a tract of land on the east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (Shel- 
burne, Vermont,) 148 

Sept. 2. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that James Weir, 
corporal in the 1st or royal regiment, was discharged,. . . 148 

Sept. 12. Return of survey for Samuel Hoobs, late Serjeant 
in the 2d battalion of the 60th regiment, of a tract of 
land on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of 
Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 149 

Sept. 13. Return of survey for James Knight, Sebastian 
Kinch, Bartholomew Shane, Lawrence Smith, Timothy 
Callahan, William McCullum, late privates of the 60th 
regiment, John Fithy, Samuel Winders, late privates in 
the 55th regiment, Thomas Aske, Jacob Huzey, Robert 
Piggot and Robert Milligan, late privates in the 80th 
regiment, of three lots of land containing 600 acres, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Ferrisburg, Vermont,) ". 150 

Sept. 13. Lease from Coenradt Frank and others, to Sir Wil- 
liam Johnson, and others, of two thirds of 5,000 acres of 
land near Burnet's field, in the county of Albany, 151 

Sept. 14. Release from Conradt Frank and others to Sir Wil- 
liam Johnson and others, of two thirds of 5,000 acres of 
land near Burnet's field, in the county of Albany, 152 

Sept. 17. Return of survey for Jacob Starnberger and others, 
of a tract of 8,000 acres of land* in the county of Albany, 
on the east side of Schohary, adjoining the patent of 
Schohary, 153 

Map of the same, 153 

Sept. 17. Return of survey for John Allan, late a private in 
the 40th regiment, of a tract of 29 acres of land in the 
county of Ulster, being part of the land formerly granted 
Capt. John Evans, 154 

Map of the same, 154 



vol. xix.] LAND PAPERS. 379 

Page. 
1 7G5. Sept. 1 9. Petition of Zedekiah Stone, Nathan Stone and David 
Stone, the second, in behalf of themselves and twenty 
others, for a grant of the township of Windsor on Con- 
necticut river, formerly granted by New Hampshire,. ... 155 
List of names to be inserted in the patent for the township 
of Windsor, 155 

1763. Sept. 1. Grant under the seal of NeAV Hamshire of the town- 

ship of Thomlinson, to Jonathan W T hitney and fifty-seven 

others, 157 

1765. Sept. 19. Petition of John Kilburn, for one right or share of 

the township of Springfield, 158 

1754. June 6. Copy of an Indian deed to George Zimmer, Jacob 
Starnberger, Frederick Weaver and Jacob Zimmer, for 
13,000 acres of land in the county of Albany on the east 

side of Schohary, 158 

1765. Sept. 20. Certificate of Sir W 7 illiam Johnson, that the said 
lands were purchased bona fide, and that the Indians lay 
no claim thereto, 158 

Sept. 20. Return of survey for Guy Johnson, late lieutenant 
in one of his majesty's independent companies, of a tract 
of 2,000 acres of land in the county of A 1 Veiny, on the 
.ninth side of the Mohawks river, adjoining a tract granted 
Conrad Frank and others, (^prmau rials and Little Falls, 
Herkimer Co.,) .' 159 

Map of the same, 159 

Sept. 20. Petition of Walter Patterson, in behalf of the Earl 
of Ilchester, Lord Holland, Charles Lee, Clotworthy Up- 
ton and himself, for a grant of 100,000 acres of land, .... 160 

Sept 24. Memorial of Lieut. James McDonald, late of the 60th 
regiment, praying a grant of 2,000 acres of land, 161 

1764. Dec. 24. Certificate of Genl. Gage, that Lieut. James Mc- 

Donald, served during the war, 161 

1765. Sept. 25. Petition of George McNish, Thomas Gale, Abraham 

Gale and David Corwin, for a grant of lot No. 17, in 
Minisink angle, 161 

[No date.] Petition of Thomas Chandler, for a grant of the 
township of New Flamstead, 162 

[No date.] Petition of Angus McDonald, private of the 78th 
regiment, Miles Carmichal and John Black of said regi- 
ment, and John Sutherland, private of the 77th regiment, 
for a grant of 200 acres of land on the east side of Kin- 
derhook river, 163 

Sept. 26. Return of survey for William Smith, of a certain 
tract of land containing 1,070 acres, being lot 35 in the 
Minisink angle, (Calhoun, Orange Co.,) 164 

Map of the same, 164 

Sept. 26. Return of survey for Gualtherus Dubois and others, 
representatives of Henry Van Bael, deceased, of a cer- 
tain tract of land containing 1,050 acres, being lot No. 33, 
in the Minisink angle, (Calhoun, Orange Co.,) with 165 

Map of the same, 165 

Sept. 26. Return of survey for John Nicoll and others, rep- 
resentatives of Doctor John Nicoll, of two tracts of land 



380 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xix. 

Page. 
1765. containing together 2,080 acres, being lotts 37 and 45 in 

Minisink angle, (Calhoun, Orange Co.,) 166 

Map of the same, 166 

Sept. 26. Return of survey for John Brown, late drummer, 
Mathias Former and William Linthwaite, late a Serjeant 
in the 58th regiment, of three tracts of land containing 

• together 600 acres, on the east side of Lake Champlain in 
the county of Albany, 167 

Sept. 26. Return of survey for Win. Wensell, Christian 
Wedderman, Wm. Snyder, Michael Jennick and twelve 
others, privates, of four tracts of land containing together 
800 acres, on the east side of Lake Champlain in the county 
of Albany, 168 

Sept. 28. Petition of Eliakim Hall, for himself and nineteen 
others, for a grant of the township of Wallingford, for- 
merly granted under New Hampshire, 169 

List of the original grantees and present owners of the town- 
ship of Wallingford, 170 

Sept. 28. Petition of Danl. Lyman, for himself and fifty-one 
others, for a grant of the township of Weathersfield, for- 
merly giantcd under New Hampshire, 171 

Sept. 29. Memorial of Jas- McDonald, late lieutenant **» +v,„ 

fiOt.h ro ojIirLont, piling grant e\f 9,000 ac.rnH uf loncl in tho 

county of Albany, on the east side of Kinderhook river, 172 
Sept. — . Petition of Theodore Atkinson and others, for a 
grant of the township of Cavendish, adjoining Weathers- 
field, formerly granted under New Hampshire, 173 

Oct. 1. Petition of Bildad Andros, Wm. Willard and others, 
inhabitants of the township of Westminster, for a grant 
of said township, formerly granted under New Hampshire, 174 



VOLUME XX. 

1765, 1766." 

Page. 

1765. Oct. 1. Return of survey for Roderick McDonald, late a Ser- 
jeant in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, 
east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 

(Shelburne, Vermont,) , l 

Oct. 3. Return of survey for Edward Lowe, late a private 
in the 46 th regiment, of a tract of 50 acres of land, east 
side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town 

of Charlotte, Vermont,) 2 

Oct. 3. Return of survey for John Maccadoo, late a private 
in the 47th regiment, of a tract of 50 acres of land, in the 

county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, Vermont,) 3 

1763. Sept. 6. Certificate of Major John Spital, that John Macadoo 

served in Capt. Gardiner's company, of the 47th regiment, 3 
1765. Oct. 3. Certificate of William Shirreff, aid-de-camp, that 
John Maccadoo was discharged from the 47th regiment, 

and is entitled to land, 3 

Oct. 7. Memorial of Oliver Partridge, in behalf of himself 
and associates, proprietors of the township of Halifax, 
adjoining the north line of the Massachusetts bay, and 
west of Connecticut river, formerly granted under New 
Hampshire, praying a grant and confirmation of the same, 5 
List of the lots in the township of Halifax, on which the 

owners have done no duty, 5 

Oct. 7. Return of survey for James Grant and Arch. Camp- 
bell, late Lieuts. in the 45th regiment, of a tract of 4,000 
acres of land, on the east side of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany, adjoining a tract surveyed for Lieut. 

John Gregor, (White Creek, Washington Co.,) 6 

Oct. 8. Return of survey for James Mustard, late a drummer 
in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 200 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 

(town of Charlotte, Vermont,) V 

June 22. Certificate of Capt. Moncrieffe, that James Mus- 
tard, late a drummer in the 55th regiment, served during 
the war, « 



382 LAND PAPERS. [vol. xx. 

Page. 
1765. Oct. 9. Petition of Lieut. John Hall, for a grant of 2,000 

acres of land, in the county of Albany, 9 

Oct. 9. Petition of Quartermaster John Clark, for 2,000 acres 
of land, to the west of land laid out for Sir John St. Clair, 
Lieuts. James Dow and Archcl. Blane, 10 

Oct. 9. Petition of Daniel Jones, in behalf of himself and 
nine others, for 3,800 acres of land, in the township of 
Guilford, 11 

Oct. 10. Return of survey for David Wooster, late a captain 
in the 51st regiment, of a tract of 3,000 acres of land, on 
the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county of Albany, 
(Addison, Vermont,) 12 

Oct. 10. Return of survey for Valentine Gardiner, late a 
captain in the 55th regiment, of a tract of 3,000 acres of 
land, on the east side of Lake Champlain, in the county 
of Albany, opposite Crown Point, (Addison, Vermont,) 13 

Oct. 11. Return of survey for George Phyn, late a Lieut, in 
the 44th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land, in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of waters running from 
Wood creek to Lake Champlain, (Shoreham, Vermont,) 14 

Oct. 1 1 . Return of survey for Wni. Shirreff, late captain in 
the 47th regiment, of two tracts of land, in the county of 
Albany, the first containing 1,000 acres, and lies on the 
east side of Lake Champain, south of a tract surveyed for 
Capt. Valentine Gardiner; the second containing 2,000 
acres, and lies on the east side of Hudson's river, adjoin- 
ing a tract surveyed for the Revd. Harry Munro, (Brid- 
port, Vermont, and Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y.,) ... 15 

Oct. 11. Return of survey for John McDonald, late a Lieut. 
in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land, in 
the county of Albany, on a branch of Hudson's river, near 
Sachendaga, adjoining a tract surveyed for Lieut. James 
McDonald, 16 

Oct. 11. Return of survey for Jas. McDonald, late a lieute- 
nant in the 60th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of 
land in the county of Albany, on a branch of Hudson's 
river, near Sacondaga, adjoining a tract surveyed for 
Jacob Mass and others, with 17 

Draught of the same, 17 

Oct. 12. Petition of James Rogers in behalf of himself and 
twenty-two others, for a grant of land containing 26,000 
acres, west of Tomlinson, 18 

List of the proprietors of the township of Kent, 18 

Oct. 14. Caveat of Jacob Marsh, for himself and his asso- 
ciates, against granting any lands within the township of 
Shaftsbury, 18 

Oct. 14. Petition of John Dewit, Mattheus Hopper, Peter 
Williams and Anthony Bulson, for a grant of 2,000 acres 
in a tract of land on the east of Hudson's river, in the 
county of Albany, north of the Deepakill, south of Simes 
Killitie, and on the east side of Brat's patent, 19 

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1765. vacant land between Schatecook and the land granted 

Abraham Peter Schuyler & Co., 19 

Oct. 15. Return of survey for John Mabeess, late corporal 
in his majesty's first battalion of the royal American regi- 
ment, of a tract of 200 acres of land on the east of Lake 
Champlain, in the county of Albany, (town of Charlotte, 
Vermont,) 20 

Oct. 15. Return of surrey for Charles Miller, late a serjeant 
in H. M.'s fourth battalion or 60th regiment, of a tract of 
200 acres of land on the east side of Lake Champlain, in 
the county of Albany, (Shelburne, Vermont,) 21 

Oct. 16. Return of survey for Alexr. Grant, late a lieutenant 
in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land in 
the county of Albany, on the east side of waters running 
from Wood creek into Lake Champlain, (Shoreham, Ver- 
mont,) 22 

Oct. 16. Return of survey for George Clark, late captain in 
the 77th regiment, of a tract of 3,000 acres of land in the 
county of Albany, on the east side of the waters running 
from Wood creek into Lake Champlain, (Shoreham, Ver- 
mont,) 23 

Oct. 18. Return of survey for James Rumsey, late a lieute- 
nant in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of 
land in the county of Albany, on the east side of Lake 
Champlain, (Addison and Panton, Vermont,) 24 

Oct. 18. Return of survey for Donald Campbell, late a lieute- 
nant in the 77th regiment, of a tract of 2,000 acres of land 
in the county of Albany, on the east side of Lake Cham- 
plain, (Panton, Vermont,) 25 

Oct. 18. Return of su