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EARLY RECORDS 



OP THE 



CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY, 



(1656- 1675.) 



JONATHAN PEARSON, 

PROFESSOR OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN UNION COLLEGE. 




ALBANY, N. Y. : 

J. MUNSELL, STATE STREET. 

1869. 



PREFACE. 



Among the registers kept in the office of the clerk of the county of 
Albany, seven volumes of the earliest records, viz : three labelled Deeds, 
two Notarial Papers, one Mortgages, and one Wills, are wholly or in part 
written in the Dutch language, and contain a variety of papers — deeds, 
bonds, mortgages, contracts, wills, vendue sales, inventories of personal 
estates, marriage contracts, proposals and sales of the slaughter, and of the 
wine and beer excise, leases, affidavits, indentures of apprenticeship, powers 
of attorney, correspondence with the governor and council, proceedings of 
Indian councils, in a word, records of all such formal transactions as were 
usually drawn up by and acknowledged before the chief officer of Fort 
Orange, or the secretary of the village of Beverwyck. All these are 
original papers bearing the autograph signatures of the parties concerned, 
such being the custom of the Dutch, whose statutes were based on the civil 
or Roman law. This custom continued many years after the Dutch West 
India Company ceased to bear rule over the province of New Netherland. 
The earliest registers were simply quires stitched together, which at a later 
date were gathered up by some one ignorant of the language, and bound 
and labelled regardless of dates or subjects. 

The following work contains a translation of all the papers bound in 
the two volumes labelled Deeds, A and B. These documents are of a 
miscellaneous character, ranging in date from 1654 to 1678, and are in 
the handwriting of the following officers : 

Johannes Dyckman appointed commies,^ in 1651, held the office 
till July, 1655, when he was incapacitated by insanity. His earliest 
records extant begin August 19, 1654, and end July 7, 1655. They 
comprise nearly one hundred and fifty pages of volume B, and are a 
severe trial to the patience of any one who tries to decypher them, some 
portions being quite illegible. 

JoHAN De Deokeee Was appointed to succeed officer Dyckman, the 
21st of June, 1655; his first official act is recorded on July 7th, following, 

' Commies may usually be translated clerk, but bere it Bignifies tbe cbief ofilcer of Fort 
Orange. 



iv Preface. 

and the last on the 6th of July, 1656. He was evidently an ofacer of 
good capacity and spirit. His correspondence with G-overnor Stuyvesant, 
shows clearly that his office was anything but a sinecure. 

Johannes De La Montagne received his appointment as vice director 
and commiei the 28th of September, 1656; his first official act was recorded 
12th of October, following, the last, on the 24th of October, 1664. He 
was accompanied by Johannes Provoost in the capacity of clerk, in whose 
beautiful handwriting the register was mostly kept during his adminis- 
tration. A portion of his record, from 17th of December, 1657, to 16tb 
of July, 1659, are unfortunately missing. 

Johannes Provoost served as secretary of Albany, colonie Kens- 
selaerswyck and Schenectady, from the 12th of November, 1664, to the 
8th of August, 1665, when he was succeeded by 

Dirk Van Schelluyne, who came to Beverwyck, in 1660, in the 
capacity of notary public. His first official act as secretary is dated 
September 10, 1665, and his last the 9th of August, 1668. 

Ltjdovicus Cobes followed hioi in the same office on the 5th of Sep- 
tember, 1668, and continued until the 24th of October, 1673, when 

Johannes Provoost was reinstated and held the office until the 11th 
of August, 1675. 

Robert Livingston became secretary of Albany, September, 1675, and 
held the office till 1721, when he resigned in favor of his son Philip. 

In addition to the above officers Adriaen Van Ilpendam acted as notary 
public in Albany from the 16th of August, 1669, to the 12th of November, 
1685, his official acts being recorded in the volumes entitled Notarial 
Papers. 

The papers of which the following work is a translation contain the 
oldest public records extant relating to the city and county of Albany. 
Hitherto they have been sealed books. Until the year 1865 they were 
not even included in the indexes of the office ; and only now and then a 
curious antiquarian had patience to bring to light their hidden contents. 
If they have no other value to the legal profession, the informal methods 
of conveying and pledging real and personal property — here presented 
afford an interesting view of the simplicity of those times. The local 
historian will find the facts here recorded in many cases new. The many 
curious customs long since disused and the habits and manners of a rude 
border community are here clearly portrayed; and inasmuch as the earliest 



Preface. ■ v 

church registers before 1683 are lost, these records furnish in many cases 
the only authentic facts respecting the first settlers of. Albany and the 
upper Hudson. 

There is scarcely an old Dutch family in this region, the names of whose 
original ancestors from Fatherland may not be found here written (if the 
record be rightly interpreted), often hundreds of times and in various and 
interesting business relations. The right interpretation of these names, 
however, is a matter of considerable difficulty, only to be acquired after 
great familiarity with the writings in which they occur. This difficulty 
arises mainly from the constant disuse of surnames, a custom brought from - 
Fatherland and practiced here more or less, a hundred years after the 
settlement of the country. Thus the original ancestors of the family of 
Schuyler were Philip and David Pieterse, brothers; of Douw, Volkert 
Janse; of Wendell, Evert Janse; of Vander Poel, Wynant Gerritse; of 
Hun, Harmen Tomase; of Van Buren, Cornelis Maasen; of Visscher, 
Harmen Bastiaense; of Van Benthuysen, Paulus Martense; of Vos- 
burgh, Pieter Jacobse; of Van Schaick, Goosen Gerritse, etc. 

In the following pages the surnames have been supplied in brackets 
[ ] as often as it was thought necessary, and to such persons chiefly 
whose names are still perpetuated in the ancient county of Albany. It 
should be remembered, however, that many of the persons named in this 
volume never obtained a permanent foothold here. The little hamlet of 
Beverwyck for fifty years or more, was mainly a trading station ; the resort 
of adventurers from New Amsterdam and Fatherland, particularly at the 
business season (June, July, and August). For convenience and to 
obtain the burgher's rights in trade they purchased houses and lots. 
This trading community was changeable, some departing, and others 
arriving to take their places. After the conquest by the English, in 
1664, many of this transient population retired, and immigration from 
Holland soon ceased. • 

It will be noticed that the following conveyances are for lots in Bever- 
wyck, or for lands beyond the limits of RensselaersWyck; in Schenectady, 
Kinderhook, Claverack, Coxsackie, Catskill, etc.. The reason for this 
limitation is found, of course, in the fact that the manor lands were under 
a different jurisdiction, leases and conveyances being made by and before 
the patroon and his court. 

The identification of the village lots, here described, is rendered nearly 
impossible by the brevity and vagueness of the descriptions, the streets and 
lanes being without names. A few lots have been located, others may be, 
perhaps, by a long and patient examination and comparison. 

The first settlement at Albany was clustered around Fort Orange, near 
the foot of Lydius street ; for two reasons this was soon after changed to 



vi • Preface. 

higher ground farther north, along the present Broadway,^ first to avoid 
high water, and secondly to give space around the fort for free range of 
the guns. 2 The old church near the fort was used till 1656, when 
another was erected in the street at the junction of State street and 
Broadway, which made it necessary to lay out these streets of unusual 
width. Broadway, however, as it approached the north gate and main 
guard at Steuben street, was reduced to a mere cart path, and hence 
called the Fuyck,^ a name very commonly applied to the village instead of 
Beverwyck. 

It will be seen therefore, that Port Orange and Beverwyck, though 
often confounded, were two distinct localities. 

Some years after the surrender of the province to the English, another 
fort called Fort Albany, was built at the head of State street opposite the 
present Lodge street, and the old fort was abandoned.* The lands in 
the vicinity of Fort Orange, as the conveyances of a later date show, 
were mainly divided up into gardens, whilst the house lots, for safety, 
were mostly located within the palisades, which then ran from the river 
up Hudson and Steuben streets, curving north and south so as to join the 
new fort at the head of State street. Lots fronting on any street west 
of Broadway, the highest being Bergh, now Chapel street, were said to be 
" on the hill." The contracted space within which the village was 
crowded led to a very minute division of land in the best streets, and lots 
only fifteen to twenty feet wide, and of corresponding depth were quite 
common. 

At the period of these records most of the dwellings were built on four 
streets, viz : Broadway from Hudson to Steuben; State from Broadway 
to Chapel; North Pearl to Steuben, and Chapel from State to the palLsades 
which crossed this street about half way between Maiden lane and Steuben 
street; Beaver, Norton, State between Broadway and the river called Staats's 
alley. Exchange and Steuben which extended only from Broadway to 
North Pearl street contained but few dwellings; Hudson from Broadway 
to Green being simply the rondwegh, and James street a mere alley had no 
dwellings. 



1 A great part of Fort Orange, was waahed away in 16B6, by high water, and application was 
made to Governor Stuy vesant, for aseistance in rebuilding It. — Deeds, n, 136. 

2 All grants for lands within 600 paces of the fort were annulled in 1652, by the governor and 
council.— Dutch Manuscripts, v, 6, 25. 

3 Albany " was formerly named the Fuyck, on account of two rows of houses standing there 
opposite to each other ; which being wide enough apart in the beginning finally ran quite 
together like a fuyck," i. e.,hoopnet.— iJanfers and Sluyter's Journal, p. 319. It is believed that 
no street in Beverwyck, would answer to this description except Broadway, between State and 
Steuben streets, alterwards called the Handelaer's street. 

4 In 1680, when Bankers and Sluyter revisited the village the old fort was still standing ; it 
had not then been long enough abandoned for the palisades to fall away by decay.— Dankers 
and Sluyter's Journal, p. 320. 



Preface. vii 

A word may be allowed, perhaps, in relation to this translation; it is 
not claimed to he elegant English , indeed, the original could hardly admit 
of such, unless a mere paraphrase, instead of a tolerably literal rendering, 
were made of it. The translator was forced to contend with a hand writing 
in many places almost illegible, with much bad spelling, bad grammar and 
obsolete phrases and law terms. 

A proper consideration, therefore, it is hoped will be made of all these 
difficulties in judging of this performance. 

Whenever additions have been made they will in general be found 
enclosed in brackets [ ], except the notes, which have been made brief 
either from want of information, or because they were thought sufficient 
for the elucidation of the text. In annotating this volume the translator 
desires specially to acknowledge his indebtedness to the historical writings 
of Dr. E. B. O'Callaghan and to the Annals of Albany compiled and pub- 
lished by Mr. Munsell. 

J. P. 

December 1st, 1868. 



ALBANY COUNTY RECORDS. 



Appeared before me Johannes De La Montagne,i in the service of the 
Privileged West India Company, Clerk and Vice Director at Fort Orange 
and the village of Beverwyck in the presence of Messrs. Eut Jacobsen^ 
[Van Schoenderwoert] and Andries Herbertsen^ -[Constapel, Vander 
Blaas], Commissaries' of the same jurisdiction, Thomas Jansen Mingael, 
who declared that he had transferred, as, by these presents, he does trans- 
fer and grant, in true, actual, and permanent possession, to the behoof of 
Jan RoelofFsen [De Goyer], his heirs, or whomsoever may receive title or 
action from him, the full half of a house and lot, lying in the village of 
Beverwyck in New Netherland, with all permanent fixtures, 5 bounded 
south by the street, north by the lot of Marcelus Janssen [Van Bommel], 
east by a cross street and west by the hill, according to the patent given 
by the Honorable Director General and Council of New Netherland, of 
date 24th March, 1654, to the aforesaid Jan Roeloffsen," including the 
half of the aforesaid house, for the sum of one hundred and ten whole 
merchantable beavers' [skins], which number of beavers the before men- 
tioned Jan Roelofi'sen promises to pay in specie, without delay, on the 
four and twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred and fifty-seven, for the payment of the same, pledging his 
person and estate, personal and real, without any exception ; the said 
Thomas Janssen Mingael promising to free the said part of the aforesaid 
house and lot from all seizures, demands or claims that he or any other 
person may have upon said house and lot, renouncing all rights, laws, 
or customs, repugnant to his real interest, and henceforth putting the 
aforesaid Jan RoelofFsen in full possession of said house and lot under a 
pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable, presentand future. 
Done in the village of Beverwyck in presence of Claas Henderickse^ 

I Johannes Le Montague sncceeded Johannes De Decker, as vice director and deputy at Fort 
Orange, 28th Sept., 1656. Johannes Provoost was secretary, and Ludovicus Cobbes court mes- 
senger. See p. 9, note. 

= Kutgor Jacobsen Van Schoenderwoert, alias Eut VunWoert, married Tryntje Jansen Van 
Bristede of New Amsterdam, 3d June, 1646, and had two daughters and one son, viz : Margaret 
who married Jan Janse Bleecker, Engel liaptized in New Amsterdam, 10th April, 1660, and 
Ryckert Eutger3en.(?) 

s Andries Herbertsen, constapel (gunner), was at Fort Orange as early as 1654 ; 1662 he killed 
Seger Cornelisse in self-defense, and his wife petitions in his iavor ; in 1662 he was deceased. 
^ Kommissaris^ commissioner or magistrate. 

^ Alles waiter in is aert en nagel vast; i. e., all that is made fast by earth and nail, as for in- 
stance the fence, and outhouses, and all permanent fixtures belonging to the house. 

^ Jan Roeloifee De Goyer, perhaps son of Roeloff Janse and Anneke Janse, was one of the 
early settlers of Schenectady where he was killed Feb. 9, 1690. in the destruction of that place 
by the French and Indians. In 1670 he accidentally killed Gerrit Verbeek in Albany, but on 
trial was acquitted, and pardoned by Gov. Lovelace. 
' A beaver skin at this time was worth 8 to 10 guilders, or f3.50 to $4. See p, 13. 
sK'aas Hcndrikse Van S. was brother of Guert Hendrikse V. S., from whom the families of 
this nami3 in the vicinity of Albany have descended. Klaas had a patent for a lot in Beverwyck 
in 1657 ; he died about 1661, when his widow Neeltie Frederickse married Willem Janse 
Slyckoten. 

1 



Albany County Records. 
[Van Schoonhoven] and Cornelis Teunisse [Bos] called as witnesses 



thereto. 



Done in the village of Beverwyck this 16th Oct., 1656. 

As witnesses. Thomes Jansen Mingael. 

C'laes Hendrychsen. 

Cornelis Thoniscn Bos.~ 

Rutger Jacobsen. 

Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me, /* /^/^7M7^yt^^^^^--r 



Appeared before me Johannes De La Montagne Clerk at Fort Orange 
and village {dorp) Beverwyok, in the service of the Privileged West 
India Company, the Hon. Pieter Hartgers'^ and Jan Tomassen [Mingael], 
who constituted themselves, as, by these presents, they do constitute them- 
selves, sureties and principals, for the payment of the one hundred and 
tec whole beavers, mentioned in the above written conveyance; the same 
to pay without delay, for the person of Jan Koeloffse to Thomas Janssen 
Mingael, on the four and twentieth day of September, one thousand six 
hundred and fifty-seven, under a pledge of their, persons and estate, 
movable and immovable, renouncing all reservations which might militate 
against their intent. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 16th of Oct., 1656. Present 
Henderick Jochimse and Jan Clute. 

As witnesses. Jan Tomas. 

Hendrick Jochemse. 
Johannes GluteA h& Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the Privi- 
ledged West India Company, Vice Director, and Deputy " of Fort 
Orange and the appendances of the same, the Honorable Rutger Jacob- 
sen, inhabitant of the village of Beverwyck in New Netherland, who, in 
the presence of Messrs. Andries Herbertsen and Gosea Gerritsen [Van 
Schaick],'' commissaries of the same jurisdiction, has acknowledged, as by 

1 Thomas Janse Mint^ael's wife was Maritie Abrahamse, daughter of Abraham Pieterse Vos- 
bnrg. They had one son, Capt. Johannes Thomasu M., who lived on north corner of James 
street and Maiden lane, and was buried in the church 16th April, W31. T. J. M. was not living In 
1663. 

2 Cornelis Teunise Bos was much given to gossip and backbiting : on the 7th March, 1657, he 
and his wife were accused of slander by Do. Schaets. On the 8th July, 1658, complaints were 
made that he had defamed the court, and on the 28th Oct., 1659, he was fined 1,200 guilders and 
banished for 18 years lor the same offense, and the next year he was again arraigned before the 
court for a similar offense against Wm, TaWor.— Dutch ManuscrijiU, 

3 Pieter Hartgers Van Vee came over in 1643 and first settled in Fort Orange as commissary 
1654, died in Holland 1670. He married Sytje Eoeloflse, daughter of Anneke Jansc, by whom he 
had two daughters : Jannetie and Rachel.— 0' CaUaghan's tkslory of New Netherland, i, 441. 

•> Johannes Clute vyaa from Nuremburg ; he was commonly called captain, and was held in 
esteem by the Mohawks. He was a trader and large land-holder in Loonenburg, Niskayuna 
and Albany. After his death, about 1684, his nephew Johannes Clute inherited his property 
Erom the latter and from Frederic Clute (his brother ?) have descended the families of this name 
in the vicinity ot Albany. 

s Kommies, deputy or clerk. 

« Capt. Gozen Gerritse Van S., brewer, is said to have married first, Geertie, daughter of 
Brandt Peelen Van Nieukerke ; and second, Annatie Lievens 2d July, 16B7. He had three sons ■ 
Gerrit, Anthony and Sybraut, and three daughters : Geertruy, Gfiritie and Margaret. He and 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler had permission to purchase the Halt Jloon, now Waterford of the 
Indians, to prevent " those of Connecticut " purchasing it. ' 



Albany County Records. 3 

these presents, he does acknowledge, that ho is honestly indebted to the 
Honorable Johannes Withart, merchant, dwelling in the city of Amster- 
dam in New Netherland, in the sum of fifteen hundred and twenty eight 
Carolus guilders,' growing out of the delivery to him of certain bills of 
goods (caryo soonen) and merchandise by the said Johannes Withart, to 
his content, which sum he promises to pay without any vacillation, in 
good whole winter beavers on the last day of June, in the year 1657, 
under a pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable, present 
and future, especially, both of his houses and lots in the aforesiid village 
ofBeverwyck, and another lying in said city of Amsterdam; submitting 
himself and his estate to all courts and justices, for the payment of the 
above mentioned sum, without taking shift or subterfuge in any laws or 
customs, which might militate against the same. 

In witness of the truth whereof he has signed these presents, with his 
own hand, in Fort Orange, this day 17th of Oct., 1656. 

Andries Eerherts. Kutger Jacobsen. 

The mark of -\- Gosen Gerritse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes De La Montagne, in the service of the 
Privileged West India Company, Vice Director and Deputy of Fort 
Orange and appendances of the same, Femmetie De Baxter, who in the 
presence of the Honorable Andries Herbertsen and Rut Jacobsen, com- 
missaries of the same jurisdiction, has acknowledged, as she, by these 
presents does acknowledge, that she is honestly indebted to the Honorable 
Goose- Gerritse, inhabitant of the village of Beverwyck in New Nether- 
land, in the sum of ninety-six Carolus guilders,-^ which she promises to 
pay in the month of April, in the year one thousand six hundred and 
fifty-seven, under a pledge of all her estate movable and immovable, 
present and future, especially her house situated in the aforementioned 
village, submitting herself to all laws and justices for the full payment of 
said sum; renouncing all laws, statutes, and customs which have been 
made in favor of woman. 

In acknowledgment of the truth [whereof] she has with her own hand 
signed these presents. Done in Fort Orange the 17th, Oct., 1656. 

This is the mark of-)- Femmetie Baxter. 
Rutger Jacobsen. 
Andries Herhertsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy in Fort Orange. 

Upon this 21st day of October, 1656, appeared before me Johannes 
De La Montagne, in the service of the Privileged West India Company, 

1 The gailder was worth about 40 cents. 

^ It is not uncommon, in the provinces of Holland where the language is spoken with the 
greatest purity, that the n is omitted in the pronunciation of words terminating in that letter, 
as will be found all through this work. Hence this name Gozen ia frequently written Goose, the 
pronunciation of which is G6~ze or Hose. / 

3 Specie was scarce in the province at this time, and as paper money had not come into use, 
heaver skins and wampum or sewant became the currency of the people. A guilder heaver 
was worth about 40cts, whereas a guilder sewant was worth but one-third of that sum. " A 
good merchantable beaver skin," usually sold for $3.30 to $4. 



4 Albany County Records. 

Deputy in Fort Orange and tbe appendanoes of the same, in the presence 
of the afternamed witnesses; Dirrick Bensick,' inhabitant and burgess 
of the village of Beverwyck in New Netherland, who has declared, that 
to procure the payment of certain moneys to him belonging, by testament, 
consequent upon the decease of one Jurriaen Baxban, late provost at St. 
Casteel De Mina, in Guinea, and from one Nicholaes Twie, soldier, deceased 
in the year 1648, on the ship Thoff of Zeeland : Power of attorney was given 
to Koeloff Gerritse, crane master, at Groeningen, in virtue of the same to 
demand and receive tbe payment of said moneys from the Honorable the 
■ Directors of the Privileged West India Company, of the Chamber of 
Groeningen, for the receipt of which, he [Bensick] gave another warrant to 
Tryntie Van Rechteren, his mother-in-law, to demand of the said Roeloif 
Gerritse, an account of the residue of the same, and since the aforesaid 
Tryntie Van Rechteren died without having given intelligence of whatshe 
had done in the matter, the aforesaid principal [comparant] gave another 
warrant to Prans Pieterse Klau, carpenter, to demand of the above named 
RoelofF Gerritse a restitution of the moneys, and an accounting for the 
remainder, in case he had received such moneys, or if not, to demand and 
receive said moneys from the Directors of the Privileged West India 
Company at the chamber of Groeningen ; but since the aforesaid Frans 
Pieterse Klau,'- of this country, has fallen sick, and not knowing the event 
of his sickness : for the greater security in his case, and in the event of 
his disease, the aforementioned (principal), Dirck Bensick, has constituted, 
and, by these presents, does constitute the Honorable Johannes Withart, 
merchant, at present dwelling in Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
attorney, in his name and for his benefit to demand of the above named 
Roeloff Gerritse, or from his heirs, and those holding title from him, the 
restitution of the above mentioned moneys, or an accounting for the 
remainder of the same, in case he has received them, or in case he has 
not received them, to demand the same of the Directors of the Privi- 
leged West India Company. Also to demand of ChristofFel Cornelise Bui, 
citizen of Amsterdam, husband of Tryntie Van Rechteren, his mother-in- 
law, the will and certain other letters belonging thereto, which will and 
other papers relating to the same, he, the principal, delivered into the 
hands of his said mother-in-law, Tryntie Van Rechteren ; likewise to 
present his claim to said Christoffel Cornelise Bui and his wife as coheirs 
or in case of refusal, to take proceedings for the division and partition of 
the estate and goods left by Tamson Berck, late husband of Tryntie Van 
Rechteren, father and mother of Catrina Berck, wife of this principal ; 
the respective portions and parts to receive ; of the same quittance to 
give ; or in case of refusal of payment to proceed according to law. Like- 
wise to claim, demand, and receive of William and Hendrick Berck, his 
wife's brothers, the sum of one hundred and forty Carolus o-uilders 
according to their obligation, whereof an authentic copy is hereto annexed ' 
moreover to reaeive certain fifty guilders due [?] on the demise of one 
Altien Berck, his wife's aunt, who died at Ringborck [? ] ; and generally 
to receive whatever he, the principal, has outstanding in fatherland (Pa- 
tria) — quittance for his receipts to give, full discharge to grant • in case 



wWm?-"°/i.°'" ^'""°°* ™' ^'''"'"^ '" ^'"'°' ^'^^ "^ "■"'"' C^t'^'y" Bores is called 

2 Frans Pieterse iuauw settled in Kinderhook, He had iwo sons Wr-nrlriv „„j t ■ , j 

perhaps other children), who lived in the same place, and hadftrnm^s Jurriauu (and 



Albany County Records. 5 

of refusal the unwilling to constrain to payment according to law ; all 
terms of courts as well substantial as accidental to keep ; to look after all 
suits against all persons with power of substitution in common form ; in 
courts to conclude suits; submitting to composition and agreement; 
sentence and determination to follow up ; if beneficial to yield, or put to 
execution : or in case of loss of suit to appeal ; and do in the aforesaid 
matters all that his judgment shall find good, as he, the principal; if 
present, might or could do, if so be that any precept more especial than 
above written demands; promising to hold as good and true all that shall 
be done and transacted by the attorney or his substitute ; under a pledge 
of his person and estate, present and future, without exception, submit- 
ting the same to all courts and judges, provided that the attorney shall 
be held to act properly with the receipts, and proper accountings of the 
remainder to exhibit, under a like pledge as above mentioned. 

Done in said Fort Orange in New Netherland, in the presence of Johan- 
nes Provoost,! Lambert Van Valkenburgh, and Jan Clute, as witnesses 
thereto called. The mark of -f Derick Bensick. 

The mark of -j- L. Van Yalkenhurgh. 
Johannes Clute. 
Johannes Provoost. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On the 25th of October, A. D. 1656, appeared before me Johannes La 
Montagne, etc., Claes Henderickse [Van Schoonhoven], who declared that 
he had granted, as, by these presents, he does grant and convey, in real 
and actual possession, for the behoof of Harmen Jacobsen [Bambus?], and 
Dirck Bensick, burgesses and inhabitants of the village of Beverwyck, for 
their heirs and successors, a certain house and lot situate in the village of 
Beverwyck, as it lies in -fence, and as it at present is occupied by Jan 
Tomassen, except thirty wood feet- on the north side of the same in front 
and rear, together with the buildings, which stand upon said lot of thirty 
feet; for the number of two hundred and fifty-one whole merchantable 
beavers, which said number, said buyers shall pay, without delay in the 
month of July, A. D. 1657, to wit, the half of said number; and 
the other half in the month of July, A. D. 1658, the following year, 
under a pledge of their persons and estates, fast and movable, present and 
future, subject to all courts and judges, the seller promising to set said 
house and lot free from all demands, seizures or other claims, which may 
be upon said house and lot, renouncing under the above mentioned pledge, 
all exceptions, laws, and customs, which might be prejudicial to the same, 
which freeing of said house and lot [from incumbrances] the seller stands 
obligated to accomplish by May next, A. D. 1657. 

1 Johannes Provoost was town clerk and notary public at Albany from 1656 to 1675. 8th Sept., 
1693, he was lately deceased. He had three wives, of whom the second was Sarah Webber, 
widow of L. Vander Spiegle, married 26th June, 1685, and deceased Dec. 23, 1G85 ; and the 
third was Anna, widow of Dr. Van Nieuwenhuysen, married 18th July, 1687. The only child 
baptized in Albany was Isaac, son of his first wii'e, baptized 23d Sept., 1683. 

2There were two kinds of foot used by the Dutch in this province. The Jimit or wood foot, 
equal to 11.15 inches English, was commonly employed for all short measurements, and where 
simply the word foot is found in writings this kmd is intended. The Khynland foot, equal to 
12.36 in. English, was used in long measurements such as land. When the rod was used it was 
always the Shynland rod, consisting of 12 Rhyuland feet. 



6 Albany County Records. 

Done at the above date in the village of Beverwyok, in the presence of 
Hendevick Jochemsen and Frans Barentsen [Pastoor], witnesses for that 

purpose called. 

Claes Hendrycksen. 

Harmen Jaoobse. 

This is the mark + of DiRCK Bensinck. 
Eendreck Jochemsen,^ as witness. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor, as witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

And at the same time and before me, the aforesaid deputy, appeared 
Kem Janssen [Smit], and Hendevick Andriese Van Doesborch, citizens 
of the village of Beverwyck, and constituted themselves sureties and 
principals (hurgen en j>rincipalcn), for the above mentioned number ot 
two hundred and fifty-one whole merchantable beavers, for the full pay- 
ment of the same, under a pledge of their persons and estates, fast and 
movable, present and future, subject to all laws and judges. 
Present, Henderiok Jochemse and Frans Barentse [Pastoor]. 

Kem Janssen. 
Hendryck Aendeyessen.2 
As witness, Hendrich Jochemse. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor, as witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
Privileged West India Company, deputy at Fort Orange, and the append- 
ances of the same, Rem Janssen [Smit], citizen of the village of Bever- 
wyck in New Netherland, and in the presence of Messrs. Ruth Jacobsen 
[Van Schoenderwoert], and Andries Herbertsen [Gonstapel, Van der 
Blaas], commissaries of the same jurisdiction, declared that he had 
granted and conveyed, as, by these presents, he does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession, for the behoof of Hendrick Gerritse^ [Van Wie, 
or Verwey (?)], his heirs or assigns (die van hem reght hebben sullen') ; 
a certain lot for a house, lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded 
south by Adrian Janssen De Vries, north by Hage Bruyns, west and 
east by the wagon road; breadth five rods,'' length, seven rods and a half, 
in a square; according to the patent to the grantor, given by the Honor- 
able Director General and Council of New Netherland, on the 25th of 
Oct., 1653, which lot the aforesaid grantor, to the aforesaid Henderick 



1 Hendrik Joehemse was lieutenant of the Burger Company in 165S.— Dutch Manuscripts 

2 Hendrils; Andriese Van Doesburgli was in Beverwycli as early as 1653, but was deceased in 
1664. His wife was Maritie Damens, widow of Dirk Van Bps ; by her he had one daughter 
Jannetie, who married Martians Cregier, son of Capt. Martinus C, of New Amsterdam and 
settled at Niskayuna, where their descendants may still be found. After Heudrik Andriese's 
death, his widow married in 166i Cornelis Van Nes. 

2 Frans Barentse Pastoor had been a magistrate in Beyerwyck at least two years previous to 
1657. His house lot was on Broadway next north of Bleecker Hall. He left no descendants 
here. 

i Hendrik Gerritse Van Wye, or Verwey, was a volunteer in the expedition against Canada 
in 1691, and was desperately wounded at La l^raire ; on his return he was cared for at the 
house of widow Jacob Tyssen VanderHeyden. It is presumed that he did not lono- survive 
In 1691 he made his will ; about this time Pieter Schuyler petitioned the governor and council 
lor his relief. He left three sons, Gerrit, Jan, and Hendrik. 

" The Ehynland rod consisted of 13 feet Rhynland, or 1:}.36 feet English 



Albany County Records. 7 

Gerritse, has conveyed, promising said lot to free from all demands and 
claims that may be made against the same ; by these presents, renouncing 
all laws, statutes and customs repugnant to this conveyance ; under a 
pledge of his person and estate, fast and movable, present and future, 
submitting the same to all laws and judges, for the maintenance, of this 
present conveyance. 

Done in Fort Orange the 16th Octob., A. D. 1656. Present Johannes 
Provoost and Daniel Verveelen,i witnesses. Rem Janssen [Smit]. 

Daniel Verveelen, 

Johannes Provoost, icitness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La JloNTAGNE, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On this 28th of October, A. D. 1656, appeared before me Johannes La 
Montague, in the service of the Privileged West India Company, 
etc, the Honorable Adriaen Janssen Van Ulpendam, burgess and citi- 
zen of said village, and in the presence of Messrs. Kuth Jacobsen and 
Andries Herbertsen, commissaries, etc., declared that he had granted 
and conveyed, and, by those presents, does grant and convey, in actual 
and real possession, for the behoof of Adriaen Gerritsen- [Papendorp], 
fellow burgess and citizen of the same village, his heirs or assigns, a 
certain house and lot in said village of Beverwyck, bounded on the 
south side by the public road, on the north by Pieter Loookermans, on 
the west by Gerrit Janssen, on the east by Ruth Arentsen [Sehoemaecker], 
according to patent to said Adriaen Van Ulpendam, granted by the 
Director General and Council of New Netherland, the 25th of October, 
A. D. 1653 (excepting from said lot a parcel of about three feet on the 
street, being a corner (hoecke) on the east side of said house, which 
corner the said Adriaen Van Ulpendam, heretofore, has conveyed to Rem 
Janssen [Smit] ; for the sum of eighteen hundred Carolus guilders, which 
the grantor acknowledges he has received, and is content and satisfied; 
together with a certain garden entitled number five in said patent, for 
which garden said Adriaen Van Ulpendam, acknowledges he has received 
satisfaction, acquitting said Adriaen Gerritse of said sum: which house, 
lot, and garden the grantor promises to set free from all demands and 
claims, renouncing all laws, statutes and customs repugnant to the same, 
under a pledge of his person and estate, fast and movable, present 
and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges for the perfecting 
of his promises. 

Done in Fort Orange, at the above date. 

Rutger Jacohsen. Adriaen Van Ilpendam. 

Andries Herbertsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

' In 1687 Daniel Verveelen petitioned for the renewal of the grant of the ferry at Spyting 
Devi], formerly held by his father, Johannes Verveelen. — English Manuscripts, xsxv, 135. 

2 Adrian Gerritse Papendorp served as commissary or magistrate several years ; he made his 
will in 1688 and speaks of his wife Jannatie Croon, but not of children. 

3 Adrian Janse Van Ulpendam was notary public in Albany for a time ; in Jan., 1674-5, he 
said he was 56 years old. — Notarial Papfis. In 1686 he committed suicide by hanging. — 
Colonial Manuscripts, xxxin, 43. Jacobus Do Beavois was his uncle and heir. — Deeds, iv, 12. 



8 Albany Coaniy Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in tlie service of the 
Privileged ^\^est India Company, etc., Zacharlas Sickelsi Van Weenen, 
dwelling at Fort Orange and in the presence of the after named witnesses, 
who has appointed and empowered, as, by these presents, he does appoint 
and empower, Adrlaen Simonse, in the appointer's name and for his benefit 
to demand of the Honorable Directors of the West India Company of the 
Chamber at Amsterdam, the payment of such moneys as are due to him 
for services rendered by him for said company, on the island of Curagoa, 
as appears by a settlement made on said island, and )f date A. D. 1655, and 
for its receipt quittance to give in proper form ; with power in ease 
necessity requires it, to substitute one or more persons in his place, for 
the furthering the payment: promising to hold good all that the afore- 
said attorney or his substitutes shall do in this matter (provided that the 
aforesaid attorney or his substitute, shall be holden to render an accounting 
of the money received to the principal or his attorney), under a pledge 
of his person and estate, fast and movable, present and future, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange this 4th day of November, A. D. 1656, in presence 
of Johannes Provoost and Jan Lambertse [Van Bremen]. 

Witness. Saokarybt Seokels. 

This is the mark of -|- Jan Lanibertsen. 
Johannes Provoost. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes De La Montagne, in the service of the 
Privileged West India Company, etc., Hendrick G-erritse [Van Wie, or 
Verwey], citizen of the village of Beverwyck, and in the presence of Messrs. 
Philip Pleterse [Schuyler], '-^ and Jacob [Janse] Schermerhooren,^ com- 
missaries, etc., who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as he 
does grant and convey, by these presents, in real and actual possession, 
for the behoof of Pleter Janse Loockermans,-' his heirs or assigns, a certain 
house lot-5 situate in the village of Beverwyck, bounded on the south by 
Adrlaen Janse De Vrles, north by Huge Bruynsen, east and west on the 
wagon road, which lot is five rods wide; in length seven and a half rods 
in a square, according to the patent to Kem Janse [Smit], granted by the 
Honorable Director General and Council of New Netherland, on the 23d 
of Octob., 1653, of which lot the grantor according to said patent received 
a deed from said Rem Janse, on the 16th Oct. last, and said grantor promises 
said lot to free from all incumbrances, claims and demands, which may 
come against the same, under a pledge of his person and estate, movable 
and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all courts 
or judges; acknowledging that he has received satisfaction for said 



iZachfirias Sikels was corporal in the Company's service in 1658; in 1661-2-3hp wna thn 
town's herder and contracted to perform this duty for 18 guilders each beast for the season In 
1689 he was ratel watch lor the town ; and in 1693 he removed to New York oeasuu. in 

2 Col. Philip Pieterse and David Pieterse (Schuyler), brothers, early settled in Albanv Tho 
formermarnedMargaretaSlichtenhorst, 22dDec.,1665, attheaeeof 23 vears atirllinri .,' r„,i it 
often children. He died 9th of March, 1683-4. ^ ^^ years, ana had .i family 

s Jacob Janse Schermerhooren was a native of Waterland, Holland : he earlv settlpd in no^„,. 
wyckasa trader, and acquired a large estate for the times, which he left to his r iie Hiiirir»T 
He died n Schenectady in 1688 Alf the families of this name in the s ate oFnc v -Tork are 
believed to be descended Irom him. " iorK are 

4 Pleter Janse Lookermans was a brother of Govert L. of New Amsterdam and in ir=;s w a 
boatswain in the West India Company's seiryiix — Dutch Manuscripts vm 8'« 

^ See page 6. i- . . uoo. 



Albany County Eecords. 9 

lot, and acquitting said Pieter Janse Loockermans of the payment of the 
same. 

Done in Fort Orange, 16 Nov., 1656. 

Hendrick Gerritse, 
Jacob Schermerhooren. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne,' Deputy at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Jan De La Montague, in the service of the Privi- 
leged West India Company,. Vice Director and Deputy at Fort Orange, '- 
and village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Messrs. Rutger Jacobse 
and Philip Pieterse, commissaries, etc., the Honorable Frans Barentse 
Pastoor, burgess and citizen of said village of Beverwyck, who declared 
tliat he had granted and conveyed, as he does grant and convey, by these 
presents, in real and actual possession, for the behoof of Michael Jansen, 
citizen of the city of Amsterdam in New Netherland, a house situated at 
Fort Orange, the place which was granted by the Honorable Director 
General and Council of New Netherland, to Jacob Janee Hap [or Stoll,] 
of date 3d July, 1649, which house the grantor, by virtue of a conveyance 
to him made by the said Jacob Janse Hap, occupies according to the tenor 
of said conveyance ; for whiqh house said Michael Janse [Van Broec- 
huysen] ^ shall pay the sum of seven hundred guilders in good strong 
seewant (wampum),'* the half next May, A. D. 1657, and the other half 
in May, 1658, under a pledge of his person and estate, without exceptions, 
which house said grantor promises to free from all seizures, claims and 
demands, which may be made upon the same, under pledge of his person 
and estate, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the 
same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, 20th of November, A. D. 1656. 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 

1 Johannes La Montagne, a magistrate at Albany, N". T., under tlie Dutch colonial govern- 
ment, was bom in 1592 ; was a Huguenot physician, of varied acquirements, and came to New 
Netherland in 1637 ; in 163S was appointed one of the council under Kieft ; married. 1, Rachel 

„, ^. ^^MoDjtHit; 2, AgrittaFillis, 18 Aug., 1647; 1641 was appointed by Kieft to command an expedition 

Sz^'iVHa^/consisting of fifty men in two yachts to Fort Good Hope, now Hartford, on the Connecticut river, 

^ to maintain the Butch rights there against the encroachments of the English ; but the enterprise 

was stayed by the pressure of affairs nearer home ; 1643 saved the life of Director Kieft, attacked 
by Maryn Adriaensen, and same year was sent to Staten island with three companies to put 
down the Indians, from which he returned laden with the spoils of several hundred bushels of 
com ; 1644 headed an expedition against the Indians of Long Island, where one hundred and 
twenty savages were h illed ; 1645 accompanied Kieft on his first voyage to J^ort Orange, to secure 
the friendship of the Mohawks, on which occasion he conducted an analysis of the war paint of 
the natives, and discovered gold therein, to the great comfort of Kieft I 1647 was retained in tte 
council by Stuyvesant ; 1648 was dispatched to the South river to secure the Dutch acquisitions 
there, which was successfully done ; 1662, it having been determined to establisli a school in the 
city tavern, he was ior the time appointed schoolmaster ; 1653 he was in the enjoyment of an 
income of nearly four hundred dollars a month from his public offices ; 1656 on the retirement of 
De Decker he was appointed vice director at Fort Orange, now Albany ; 1660 headed a detach- 
ment of soldiers to discover and arrest forestallers {bosh-loopers^ bush runners), or persons, 
among_ whom were some of the magistrates of the city, who went out to intercept the Indians 
on their way to Fort Orange with furs, with a view to make advantageous purchases against the 
regulations of trade ; 1664 surrendered Fort Orange to the English, and swore allegiance to ttie 
new dynasty. His bouwery in New York was east of Eighth avenue, and extended from 93d 
street north to Harlem river, containing about two hundred acres, which was called Vredendael 
(peaceful vale). — O'' Callaghati's History of New Netherland ; Documents relating to the Colonial 
History of New Tor/c. 

2 Fort Orange was situated on the river side between Denniston and Lydius streets. Gov. 
Stuyvesant claimed for the West India Company all lands within 600 paces or 250 Rhynland rods 
of the fort, and in 1652 all grants which fell within that space were annulled. Dorp Beverwyck, 
situated t') the north of the fort, fell within the laud claimed by the Van Rensselaers. 

3 Michnel Janse Van Bioechuysen came over to Beverwyck in 1636, as a servant, with his wife 
and children. Having amassed a fortune in a few years in the fur trade, he removed in 1646 to 
Manhattan.— 0' Callaghan's History of New Netherland, i, 436. 

4 A guilder sewant was one-third of the guilder beaver, and was worth about 13X cents. 

2 



10 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the Privi- 
leged West India Company, etc., Adrian Janssen [Appel] Van Leyden,i 
who declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he does appoint 
and empower, Honorable Arent Van Curler, in the principal's name and 
in his behalf to cite Marcelis Janssen [Van Bommel,] late farmer of the 
tapster's excise of beer and wine, and against the same to proceed to a 
decisive sentence, for payment for loss and interest on an anker ~ of 
brandy wine drawn in a violent manner through the public street, by 
Marcelis Janssen ; from said sentence to apjDeal, or to acquit of the same; 
and in this matter to represent his person before the court of Fort 
Orange and village of Beverwyck; promising to hold good all that the 
said Curler shall do in this matter, under a pledge of his person and 
estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in Fort Orange, Deo. 1st, A. D. 1656. 

Adrian Jansse Van Leyden. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the Gene- 
ral Privileged West India Company, etc., Jan Bembo Van Lingen,^ 
dwelling in the colony Kensselaerswyck, who in the presence of the after 
named witnesses, appointed and empowered, as he, by these presents, 
does appoint and empower the Honorable Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] in 
the principal's name, and in his behalf, to demand of the Honorable Directors 
of the General Privileged West India Company, at the Chamber in Amster- 
dam, or of the Honorable Director here, the payment of such moneys as 
are due to him, for service by him performed for the aforesaid Company, 
in New Netherland ; according to an accounting to this principal given, 
signed by Petrus Stuyvesant under the credit side and by Carel Van 
Bruggen' under the debit side and quittance to give for the receipts, with 
power to substitute one or two [persons] in his place to further the pay- 
ment of the aforesaid accounting, promising to hold as good and true all 
that the attorney shall do in this matter, under a pledge of his person 
and estate, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange, in presence of Johannes Provoost, and Arent 
Vanden Berch,'5 5th January, 1657. 

Jan Bembo. 

This is the mark of -\- Arent Vanden Be7-ch, as witness. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms on which Frans Barentse Pastoor intends to sell 



1 Adrien Janae Appel Van Leyden wae an innkeeper ; in 1654 he receiyed a patent for a lot at 

2An anker was about 10 gallons Englisli. 

3 In 1658 Jan Bembo was a soldier in tbe West India Company's serylce He waa nt Wnrf 
Orange in 1656 and 1657.— Ziate/i Manuscripts. v-"mpaiij a seryice. ue was at Fort 

■iCarel Van Bruggen was provincial secretary at New Amsterdam anfl rliefl nt Wl^^hi,,™ i t 
in 1682.- O' Callaglian-s Hislary of New JVet/ierlana ^"^^''™"°'' ""^ ai<*<i »* Flushing, L. I., 

lesr"™' "^'"'''™ ^""^ ^^^ ^ '""'''°'^' " '"^ "^^'' ^°'^''' Company's service at Fort Orange in 



Albany County Records. 11 

to the highest bidder, at a public sale, his house, lot, brewery and 
garden, as they are at present occupied and possessed by him, according 
to the patent thereof. First. — The house and brewery shall be delivered 
to the seller, as they stand, to wit, permanent fixtures (a.erdt en nagel 
vast), except furniture and household goods, also the lot and garden, as 
they stand within their fences, according to the patent, with the horse 
stable and a hogsty. With the brewery, shall be delivered an under- 
trough (underback), a cooler, (koolbach), a brew kettle, a wort kettle 
(J)ruypot), a wort tub, a barrel kettle (?) (yaetback), and twenty stout 
half barrels and beer tubs (bier vlooteii), an iron vise (?) {iverck greep) 
a little kettle, a wooden funnel, a neest (?) cloth, a brewer's sling, two 
gutters, a long and short gutter, and a scoop. The delivery shall take place 
on the 1st day of Muy, 1657, until which time the seller keeps posses- 
sion. Payment shall be made in these terms, to wit, on delivery a third 
part, on the 1st of August next coming a second, and the third on the 1st 
of May, 1658. The payment shall be made in good whole merchantable 
beavers, or by exchange on Holland, for which the buyer shall be 
allowed ten per centum advance. The buyer shall be holden to furnish 
two suiEcient sureties each as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller. 
The per centage (siuiver geldy becomes a charge upon the buyer. With 
the first payment a proper conveyance shall be made for the buyer, and 
with the last the patent shall be delivered. If the buyer cannot produce 
sufficient sureties in the time of four and twenty hours, then at his cost 
and charge it shall be sold again, and whatever it falls short the buyer 
shall be held to make good ; but if it becomes of greater value he shall 
derive no benefit therefrom. On this 11th day of December, A. D. 
1657, at a public sale of the house, brewery and appurtenances of the 
same, according to the specifications in the above conditions, the highest 
bid made was three thousand six hundred and thirty guilders, and 
Hendrick Andriessen [Van Doesburgh] stood the buyer, according to the 
conditions above narrated. 

Done at the above date, in the village of Beverwyck ; present Jacob 
[Janse] Schermerhooren and Lowies Cobus ; and was subscribed by Hen- 
derick [Andriessen] Van Doezborch, Jacob Schermerhooren and Lowius 
Cobus. - 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

At the same time appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, Deputy 
at Fort Orange, etc., Ilem Janssen Smit and Dirck Bensinck, citizens of 
the aforesaid village, and declared that they had constituted themselves, 
as by these presents they do constitute themselves sureties, each as prin- 
cipal, for the person of Henderick Andriessen, for the sum of three thou- 
sand six hundred and thirty guilders, upon the terms of payment, and in 
the currency specified in the above conditions, under a pledge of their 
persons and estate, movable and immovable, present and future, submit- 



1 The siuiver geld was an arrangement made at all public sales, both of real and personal property, 
by which it was stipulated that the buyer should pay 21 stnivers to the guilder on the amonnt 
of his purchase, the odd stuiver being the auctioneer's fees, and was equivalent to 2^ per cent. 

2 Ludovicus Cobes was the tip staff or court messenger of Beverwyck in 1656, appointed 
notary pnblic 167-3, and secretary of Schenectady in 16T7. He left but one child, a daughter, who 
married Johannes Kleyn of Schenectady. He died about 1681. 



12 Albany County Records. 

ting tte same to all laws and judges, and renouncing all exceptions which 
may be repugnant to said pledge. _^ 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, this 11th of December, A. D. lbf)b; 
present Kutger Jacobsen and Jacob Sohermerhooren, commissaries of the 
jurisdiction of this place : was subscribed by 

Kem Janssen Smith. 1 
This is the mark of + DiRK Bensick. 
Rutger Jacohsen. 
Jacob Janse Schermerhooren. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La BIontagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of the 
General Privileged West India Company, Vice Director, etc., Henderick 
Andriessen [Van Doesburgh,] who declared that he had surrendered, as 
by these presents he does surrender, to Philip Henderickse [Brouwer]- 
his claim upon the house, brewery, lot and garden, and the appurtenances 
of the same, which he, the assignor, as the highest bidder, publicly 
bought of Frans Barentse Pastoor, on the eleventh of this month, accord- 
ing to the conditions and contract of sale, made the same date; with all 
the rights and claims which the assignor may have upon the aforesaid 
house, brewery, etc., for the sum of four thousand Carolus guilders, in 
good whole merchantable beavers [skins], at eight guilders a piece [skin], 
which sum the said Philip Hendrickse shall pay in three payments, to 
wit, the first on the first day of August of the coming year 1657, the 
second on the first day of August in the year 1658, and the last on the 
first day of August in the year 1659, with interest on the last two pay- 
ments at 10 per cent, from the first day of Blay in the year 1657, until 
the final payment, under a pledge of his person and estate, movable and 
immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, this 17th of December. A. D. 1656, 
in presence of Claas Hendrickse [Van Sohoonhoven], and Hendrick Keur, 
witnesses for that purpose called ; and was signed by Hendrick Andriesse, 
Philip Hendrickse, Hendrick Janssen Reur, and Claas Hendrickse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqnb, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms on which Jan Verbeeck 3 proposes to sell, to the 
highest bidder, at public sale, his house situate and standing on the 
river side, where he at present dwells. First. — There shall be delivered 
to the buyer, the house of two planks length, with a kitchen (koockhiiys) 
of sixteen feet square attached to said house, with a chimney and an oven 
therein, and the whole lot, in which are contained his two gardens, one 
behind and the other before said house, all according to the patent there- 

1 Rem Jansen Smit was in Eensselaerswyck aa earlj' as 1656. A person of this name waB in 
New Amsterdam 1643-61 ; and in 1663 wasat tlie Waalebocht, L. I., and being complained of bv 
Adriaen Hageman for carrying off a ploughshare, was ordered by the court to replace it in the 
spot where ne found it, and if ne had any claim to prosecute it at law. — Dutch Manuscripts 

' Philip Hendrikse Brouwer was one of the original settlers of Schenect»dy in' 1668 The 
following year, 1663, he accidentally shot Claas Cornelise Swits : the next year 1664 he died 
His wife's name was Elsie Tjerck. It is not known that he left any children ' ' 

3 Jau Verbeek was one of the magistrates of Beyerwyck for several years His name often 
appears in the public records. If he left any children their names do not appear in the church 
registers. 



Albany County Records. 13 

of, together with a well and hogsty. The buyer shall receive the lot as 
it lies within its fence, with all the permanent fixtures, both in the 
house and on the lot, except furniture and household goods, and the 
tailor's shopboard. Delivery shall be made on the 1st day of May, A. D. 
1657, until which time the seller shall have possession. Payment shall 
be made in three terms, to wit, on receipt of the property a just third 
part, and on the first day of August, the second part, and the third or 
last part on the first day of May, A. D. 1658. The payments shall be 
made, the half in good whole merchantable beavers, and the other half 
in good strung sewant, at tea guilders the beaver,' to be reckoned at the 
payment of the beavers. The buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient 
sureties as principals jointly and severally to the content of the seller. 
The per centage to become a charge against the buyer. With the first 
payment the buyer shall receive a proper conveyance, and on the last the 
patent (grondbrief) shall be delivered. If the buyer can furnish no 
sufficient sureties within twenty-four hours, then it shall be sold again at 
his charge and cost, and whatever less it conies to be worth the buyer 
shall be held to replace, and whatever more it comes to be worth he shall 
derive no profit therefrom. After much bidding, Claas Uendrickse [Van 
Sohoonhoven] remained the last bidder, for the sum of eighteen hun- 
dred and twelve guilders, who, in presence of Rutger Jacobsen and 
Andries Herbertsen, said conditions accepted, under a pledge of his person 
and estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck this 10th Jan., A. D. 1657, and 
was signed by Claas Hendrickse, Andries Herbertsen and -Rutger 
Jacobsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On same date appeared the Honorable Johannes Baptista Van Eens- 
selaer - and the Honorable Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] who offered 
themselves as sureties and principals for the persons of Claas Hendricksen, 
under pledge of their person and estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck at the above date, and was subscribed 
by Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer and Philip Pieterse. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms upon which Jan Verbeeck proposes to sell, at 
public sale, a house lying on the hill,'' south of the house of Lourens 
Lourensen, and on the north side of the public road, with the whole lot 
acoordingto the patent thereof. First. — The house with the whole lot [and 
all that is] fastened by earth and nail, shall be delivered to the buyer. 
The delivery shall be made on the 1st of May, A. D. 1657. The pay- 
ment shall be made in two terms, to wit, on receipt of the property a 

1 The beaver akin was worth therefore about $4 in this transaction, but oftener it is quoted 
at 8 guilders, and worth but $3.30 in our currency. 

2 JohannesBaptistaVanRensaelacrwassonof Kiliaen thefirstpatroon. He was thefirstofthe 
family who visited this country. He died 16th Oct., 1688. 

3 The first settlement at Beverwyck was around the Fort (Orange), near the foot of Lydius - 
street, by the river aide ; subsequently those grants,of lota were annulled, and the chief settle- 
ment was made farther north on higher ground along Broadway and Stute street, which was 
called the Hill. The land south of the city wall and Hudson street was called the Plain. 



14 Albany County Records. 

just half; and on the first day of August next coming, the last payment. 
The payment shall be made in good whole merchantable beavers. The 
buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient sureties as principals, jointly 
and severally, in the space of twenty-four hours, and if he cannot furnish 
sufiicient sureties in the space of four and twenty hours, then at his cost 
and charge it shall be again sold, and whatever less it comes to be worth, 
the buyer shall be holden to replace, and if it comes to be worth more, he 
shall derive no benefit therefrom. With the first payment, the buyer 
shall receive a proper conveyance; with the last payment the patent. The 
per centage a charge upon the buyer. After many bids, Hendrick 
Andriessen [Van Doesburgh] remained the last bidder for the sum 
of twelve hundred and ten guilders, who, in the presence of Rutger 
Jacobsen and Andries Herbertsen accepted said conditions, under a 
pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in the village of Bcverwyck this 10th of January, A. D. 1657, 
and was subscribed by Henderick Andriessen [Van Doesburgh], Rutger 
Jacobsen and Andries Herbertsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On the same date appeared Jurriaen Teunissen [Glasemaeker ?] and 
Pieter Bronok, who, as sureties and principals, offered themselves for 
the person of Hendrick Andriesse, under pledge of their persons and 
estates, movable and immovable. 

Done as above : was subscribed Jurriaan Teunissen and Pieter Bronck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

Upon this 13th day of Jan., A. D. 1657, appeared before me Johannes 
La Montagne, in the service of the General Privileged West India Com- 
pany, Vice Director, etc., the honorable Rutger Jacobsen, burgess and 
citizen of said village of Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he is in- 
debted to TeunisDircks [Van Vechten]i and Cornells Teunissen -^ as -uar- 
dians of the estate of Cornells Maasen [Van Buren],'' the sum of six 
hundred and sixty guilders remaining of the sum of 1500 guilders which 
the said Rutger Jacobsen owed the said guardians, growing out of the sale 
of a certain parcel of land lying on the island of Manhattan, belono-inff to 
the afore mentioned Cornelis Maasen in his life time, which sum°of six 
hundred and sixty guilders he promises to pay in good strung sewant within 
a year from date, with interest on the same, in beavers reckoned at nine 
guilders the piece [or skin],' under a pledge of his person and estate 
movable and imniovable, present and future, especially the above mentioned 
piece ot land, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 



iTeanisDirkseVanVechtencameontfromHolland'withwifeandchilrlin tho 4-.^= ^at 
and had a larm in 1848 at UreenbuBh. north of that occupied brTSsCornpli^v„ "^ N"™'''?. 
referred to m 16(i3 as " an old inhabitant here " — c OaUnahJn^mXtlfS-^^ Xr^J- ^e is 
488. He was deceased in 1700, leaving 4 children '''""»!"'«" « Bi^toryqf New Netherlands i, 

= Cornelis Teunissen Van Vechten, son of Tounis Dirlcae? 

3 Cornells Maase Van Buren of Gelderland, Holland, came out in 1R21 in ti,o =>,,- u 
wycli. He had a farm at Papsknee. He and his wife Cata^nfJStense died f,i i Ss"^''","'?',''^"- 
opeemn daqh zynbegraaven:^ He left 6 children, all of whom weSvinI iSf ^' ?-"« ?'^'?' 

■• The beaver skin is worth in this transaction about ^3,60. 



Albany County Records. 15 

Done in Fort Orange, as above, in presence of Johannes Provoost and 
Jan Roeloifsen [De Goyer]. 

RUTGER JaCOBSEN. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Jan Roeloffse, as witness. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Privileged West India Company, Vice Director, etc., William 
Frederickse Bout,' farmer of the wine and beer excise consumable by the 
tapsters, in Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck and appendancies of the 
same, who declared that he had transferred, as by these presents, he does 
transfer, to Jan Andriessen the Irishman from Dublin, dwelling in 
Catskil, the right in the aforesaid excise belonging to him, the assignor, 
in Catskil, for the sum of one hundred and fifty (150) guilders, which 
sum the aforesaid Jan Andriesse promises to pay, in two terms, to wit, 
on the first day of May, the half of said sum ; and on the last day of 
October of the year A. D. 1657, the other half; under a pledge of his 
person and estate, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange this 19th of January, A. D. 1657, present 
Johannes Provoost and Daniel Verveelen. 

This is the mark of ^~] ~ William Frederickse Bottt. 

4 

This is the mark of ^^ Jan Andriessen. ^ 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Daniel Verveelen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms upon which Dirck Bensinok^ and Harmen 
Jacobsen Bembus, propose to sell at auction, the house where Jan 
Tomassen [Mingael ?] at present dwells, to the highest bidder, together 
with the lot. First.- — The house shall be delivered to the buyer, as it 
stands fast by earth and nail, with the lot, in breadth on the west side 
seven and fifty wood feet, and on the east side seven and forty wood feet 
and a half, with the fence so far as the breadth extends as well as the 
fence lengthwise on the south side, all according to the patent thereof. 
The delivery shall be made on the first of May, 1657. The payment 
shall be made in two terms, in good whole merchantable beavers [skins], 
the first shall be made in the month of July, A. D. 1657, and the 
second in the following year, A. D. 1658, also in the month of July. 
With the first payment, a conveyance shall be given to the buyer, and 
with the last, the patent {jjrondhrief] shall be delivered up. The buyer 
shall be held to furnish two sufficient sureties, each as principals, to the 



1 Willem Frederickse Bout, perhaps in Beverwyck in 1642. In 1657, and afterwards, he kept a 
public house, and was also farmer of the excise on beer, wine, etc. 

2 His Irish name was probably John Anderson; his nick name was Jantie or Johnny. 

3 His descendants write this name Benson, Bensen, or Bensing. 



16 Albany Gounty Records. 

content of the seller, before lie goes out of the house. If the buyer can 
not furnish sufficient sureties, then, at his cost and charges, it shall again 
be sold, and what it falls short, he shall be holden to pay, and that within 
three months. The per centage becomes a charge against the buyer. 
After much bidding, the bid remained with Jan Verbeeok, for the sum 
of two thousand and nineteen guilders, according to the above conditions. 

Done in Beverwyck this 22d January, A. D. 1657. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On the same date appeared (Jlaas Hendriokse [Van Schoonhoven] and 
Marcelis Janse,i who stood as sureties and principals, for the sum of two 
thousand and nineteen guilders, for the person of Jan Verbeeck, under 
pledge of their persons and estates, movable and immovable. 

Done as above ; present as witnesses, Johannes Provoost and Lowies 

Cobus. 

Claas Hendryckse. 

Marcelys Jansen. 

Johannes Frovoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms according to which Jacob Janse Schermerhooren 
proposes to sell to the highest bidder his house standing in Fort 
Orange, where deputy Johannes La Montogne at present resides, with 
a garden behind the fort. Fii-st. — The house, whatever is fast by earth and 
nail, shall be delivered to the buyer according to the patent thereof. 

[The above paper not having been executed, was erased]. 

Conditions and terms according to which, Caspar Jacobse [Halenbeek]^ 
proposes to sell his house, lot and garden, standing in the village of 
Beverwyck. First, The house and permanent fixtures shall be delivered 
to the buyer with the lot and garden, altogether sixteen rods^ long and 
in breadth four rods and four feet, except the cherry trees, all according 
to the patent thereof. Delivery shall be given on the 8th of May, A. D. 
1657. Payments shall be made in two terms ; the first on delivery [of the 
property], to wit, the 8th of May, A. D. 16-57, and the second payment 
on the 8th of May, in the year 1658. The payments shall be made in 
whole merchantable beavers [skins]. The per centage becomes a charge 
upon the buyer. The buyer shall furnish two sufficient sureties to the 
content of the seller. If the buyer cannot furnish sufficient sureties, then 
the property shall be sold again at his cost and charge, and whatever less 
it shall come to be worth, shall be a charge against the buyer. After 
much bidding, Harmen Jacobse [Bambus] remained the last bidder, for 

1 Marcelis Janse Van Bommel was a tavern keeper in 1666. He seems to have been a man 
of good capacity and large business. His children went by the name of Marcelis, which name 
has been perpetuated by many families in Albany, Schenectady and elsewhere 

' Caspar Jacobse Halenbcek, one of the early settlers of Beverwyck, left two sons Isaac and 
Jan, from whom have descended the families of this name in Albany and vicinity —MunseWs 
CoUeciions on tlie History of Albany, n, 410, et seq. 

2 Ehynland rods, 12 feet to the rod, and 12.36 English Inches to the foot. 



Albany County Records. 17 

the sura of eight hundred and ten guilders, according to the above con- 
ditions. 

Done in Beverwyck the 22d of January, A. D. 1657. 

Harmen Jacobsen.i 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On the same date appeared Adrian Janse [Van Ilpendam] and Abra- 
ham Pietersen [Vosburgh], who were offered as sureties and principals, 
for the sum of eight hundred and ten guilders, for the person of Harmen 
Jacobsen, on a pledge of their persons and estate, movable and immovable. 
Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 22d of January, 1657. 

Adrian Van Ilpendam. 
Abraham Pietersen Vosburght.'^ 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms upon which Marcelus Janssen [Van Bommel] 
proposes to sell, at public sale, to the highest bidder, his house where he 
at present lives. First. — The house shall be delivered to the buyer, just as 
it stands, with a piece of the lot running through from top to bottom, the 
lot shall be 30 wood feet^ wide at the top and bottom, and where the said 
house stands, with the permanent fixtures, except the hogsty, which the 
seller keeps to himself. Delivery shall be made the first day of May 
next. Payment shall be in two terms, to wit, on the first day of 
July, the first payment, being the first half; and on the first day of 
July, 1658, the last payment, being a year after the first payment. The 
payment shall be in good and whole merchijntable beavers. The 
buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient sureties, as principals, jointly 
and severally, to the content of the seller. If the buyer cannot furnish 
sufficient sureties in the time of twenty-four hours, the property shall be 
sold at his cost and charge, and, besides, he shall be holden to replace 
whatever less it shall come to be worth, and if it shall become worth more 
he shall derive no profit therefrom. The per centage becomes a charge 
to the buyer. After much bidding, Cornells Wyncoop remained the 
highest bidder, for the sum of nine hundred and eleven guilders, ' accord- 
ing to the above conditions, on a pledge of his person and estate. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 29tb of January, A. D. 1657. 

CORNEIilS WyNCKOOP.5 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On the same date, appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, deputy 

> Harmen Jacobse Bambas fled from Beverwyck in 1657 to escape imprisonment for debt, and bis 
eloop and other property were attached at the suit of Ratger Jacobse. Having concealed him- 
self at Esopus he was there shot by an Indian in 1658, and his body was carried to New Amster- 
dam for interment. — Dutch Manmcripts. 

' Abraham Pieterse Vosburg was one of four brothers, all of whom settled in Beverwyck — sons 
of Pieter .Tacobse V. The four brothers were Jacob, Isaac, Pieter and Abraham. The latter was 
deceased in 1674. " , „ j ^ . 

s Wood feet, at 11.15 inches English each. The wood toot, however, was commonly called 11 
inches English. 

4 |;364.40. 

» Cornelia Wynkoop is supposed to have been a son of Pieter W. He is said to have removed 
from Albany to Esopus in 1664, where he resided until his death in 1674, leaving six children. 
o 



18 Albany County Records. 

at Fort Orange, etc., Henderiok Andriessen [Van Doesburgh], and 
Robert Engel, who stood as sureties and principals for the person of Cor- 
nelis Wyncoop, for the sum of nine hundred and eleven guilders, on 
pledge of their persons and estates. 
Done as above. 

Robert Engel. 

Hendeick Andriessen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Jurrian Teunissen Grlasemaecker' pro- 
poses to sell his house and lot, where he at present dwells, to the highest 
bidder. First. — The house, with all permanent fixtures, shall be delivered 
to the buyer, with the lot, length and breadth ten rods, according to the 
patent thereof, with two hogsties; also a part of a lot lying to the south 
of the house, in breadth about 23 feet. Delivery shall be given this cur- 
rent year in the month of May. The payment shall be made in good 
whole merchantable beavers, in two terms, to wit, on the first day of July, 
A. D. 1657, the half, and the other half on the first day of July, A. 
D. 1658. With the first payment a transfer (transport) shall be made 
to the buyer, and with the last payment, the patent (grondbrief) shall 
be given. The buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient sureties, each 
as principals, in the time of four and twenty hours, to the content of the 
seller, and if the buyer cannot furnish sufficient sureties in the time of 
four and twenty hours, then it [property] shall be sold again at the cost 
and charge of the buyer, and all that it shall become less worth, he shall 
be holden to replace, and if it become worth more he shall enjoy no 
benefit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge to the buyer. 
After much bidding, Andries Herbertsen remained the last bidder, for 
the sum of one thousand five hundred and ten guilders, according to the 
above conditions, which he has accepted, on pledge of his person and 
estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 29th of January, A. D. 1657. 

Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On the same date, appeared Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] and Marcelus 
Janssen [Van Bommel], who constituted themselves sureties and princi- 
pals for the person of Andries Herbertsen, for the sum of one thousand 
five hundred and ten guilders, and that upon pledge of their persons 
and estates. 

Done ut supra. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 
Marcelys Janssen. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Abraham Pieterse Vosburo-h proposes to 
sell to the highest bidder, his house and lot, lying in the vilfage of Bever- 

' Glazier. See page 14. 



Albany County Records. 19 

wyck, where he at present dwells. First. — The house, with all that is fast 
by earth and nail, shall be delivered to the buyer, with the lot, in breadth 
in front on the street from Tomas Clabbort's lot to the south side 
of his house, and in breadth in the rear four rods, and in length ten rods, 
provided that the door and windows on the south side of the seller's 
house shall remain closed, all according to the patent thereof 

[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted]. 

Terms and conditions on which Rutger Jacobsen [Van Schoenderwoert 
or Van Woert], proposes to sell to the highest bidder, his garden, lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, according to the patent thereof First. — There 
Khali be delivered to the buyer, the garden^ with its enclosure, lying by 
Herr Van Rensselaer's on the river side ; and westerly on the road ; in 
length 8 rods and 7 feet; along the river 8 rods and one foot: bounded 
on the north on the lot of Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaiok] 6 rods, 
breadth on the south side three and a half rods, according to the patent, 
except the sagetrees {salij hoomen) and the fruit which is thereon. De- 
livery shall be made on the 16tLi April, A. D. 1657. Payment shall be 
made in two terms, to wit, on delivery, the half in good merchantable 
sewant; the other half on the first day of August of this year 1657, in 
merchantable beavers. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient 
sureties in four and twenty hours, to the content of the seller. And if 
the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, then it shall 
be again sold at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be 
worth, he shall be holden to replace, and whatever more it shall become 
worth, he shall not profit thereby. The auction fees become a charge 
upon the buyer. On this date the 29th of January, A. D. 1657, Frans 
Barentse Pastoor remained the last bidder for the sum of two hundred and 
eighty-six guilders, according to the conditions. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck this 29th of January, A. D. 1657. 

Fbans Barentse Pastooe. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On the same date, appeared Jan Verbeeck and Gerrit Slechtenhorst, 
as sureties and principals, for the person of Erans Barentse Pastoor, and 
for the sum of two hundred and eighty-six guilders, on a pledge of their > 
persons and estates. 
Done ut supra. 

Gerrit Sliohtenhorst.^ 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Rutger Jacobsen [Van Schoender- 
woert] proposes to sell to the highest bidder a lot situated at the west of 
his house where he at present dwells. First. — There shall be delivered to 

1 This garden lay on the east side of Broadway, south of State street. 

2 Gerrit Slichtenhorst came to Beverwyck in 1616, with his father Brant Arentse S., and served 
as schont-flacaal for a short time. He removed to Kingston ahout 1672, where he died the 9th 
of January, 1684. 



20 Albany County Records. 

the buyer, the lot situate to the west of the house where he at present 
dwells, in breadth on the road 30 feet, in the rear or south side 27 feet in 
breadth ; length on both sides 62 feet. The delivery shall be made on 
the 16th April, 1657. The payment shall take place on the first day of 
May, 1657, to wit, the half in good merchantable seewant, and the other 
half in good merchantable beavers. The buyer shall be holden to furnish 
two sufficient sureties and that in the time of four and twenty hours, to 
the content of the seller. If the buyer cannot furnish sufficient sureties 
in the aforesaid time, then at his cost and charge it shall again be sold, 
and what less it shall become worth he shall be holden to replace ; and 
although it come to be worth something more, he shall enjoy no profit 
therefrom. The auction fees become a charge to the buyer. After 
much bidding Glaas Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven] remained the last 
bidder, for the sum of five hundred and six guilders, according to the 
above conditions. 

Done in the village of Beverwyok the 29th of January, A. D. 1657. 

Claas Henderycksen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On same date appeared before me Johannes La Montague, deputy at 
Fort Orange, the Hon. Johannes Baptist Van Kencelaer and Jacob 
[Janse] Schermerhooren, as sureties and principals, for the person of Claas 
Henderickse, for the sum of five hundred and six guilders, on a pledge 
of their persons and goods. 

Done ut supra. 



Acknowledged before me, 



Jan Baptist Van Kensselaer. 
Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Gerrit Eeyersen [Lansing ?] proposes 
to sell at public sale his house and lot standing by Jurrian Glasemaecker 
and now occupied by Jan Broersen. First.— There shall be delivered to 
the buyer, the house by earth and nail fast, with the lot, four rods 
broad and 8 rods long, according to the patent thereof 

[This paper was not executed]. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc. of the 
General Privileged West India Company, Vice Director, etc. the Honor 
able Rutger Jacobsen [Van Schoenderwoert], who declared that he had 
sold to Harmen Vedder, his house and lot lying in the villao-e of Bever 
wyck, in breadth front and rear six and thirty feet, with an^allev of five 
feet in breadth in length to the kil, which alley lies between Goosen 
Gerritse [Van Schaick] and the seller, with a portion of the place where 
his brewery stands; which brewery shall be worked [by the seller! unHl 
next November of the year 1657, and the lot of said brewhousi S 
then be dehvered, for the sum of two thousand three hundred and 
twenty-five guilders, which he promises to pay in three terms to wit thn 
first payment on the 20th of May, A, D. 1657, being a just third p 't „ 
good commercial seewant, reckoned at ten guilders the beaver; the second 



Albany County Records. 21 

payment shall be made on the first of August of the year 1657, in good 
whole merchantable beavers; and the third payment on the first day of 
August, A. D. 1658, also in good whole merchantable beavers, the seller 
promising to give the buyer a deed (transport) on the 20th of May, on 
the first payment ; under pledge of their persons and estates, movable 
and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 31st of January, A. D. 1657, in presence 
of Henderisk Andriessen [Van Doesburgh] and Johannes Provoost. 

Etjtger Jacobsen. 
Harman Vedder.i 
Bendrick Andriessen. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., and in 
the presence of Rutger Jacobsen and Andries Herhertsen, commissa- 
ries, etc., Frans Barentsen Pastoor, burgess and citizen of the village of 
Beverwyck, and declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these 
presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the 
behoof of Henderick Andriessen [Van Doesburgh], also a citizen of said 
village, a house, brewhouse, lot and garden lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck, according to the patent granted to him by the Director General 
and Council of New Netherland, for the sum of three thousand six 
hundred and thirty guilders, which the aforesaid Henderick Andriessen 
shall pay in three terms, in good whole merchantable beavers, to wit, on 
the first day of May of the current year 1657, a just third part; on the first 
day of August next coming the second third part, and the last third part 
on the first day of May in the year 1658 ; which house, brewhouse, lot 
and garden the grantor shall free from all claims and demands, which 
may be upon the same ; the parties respectively to the observance of this 
contract, pledging their persons and estates, present and future, and 
submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the tenth day of February, A. D. 1657. 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Rutger Jacobsen. 
Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Upon this 10th of February, 1657, appeared before me Johannes La 
Montagne, Deputy, etc., Andries Harperssen, burgess and citizen of the 
villao-e of Beverwyck, who declared that he had granted to Jan Martense 
[Beekman]'-^ also a citizen of the same village, all the right that he, the 
grantor has in the house and lot of Jurrian Teunisse [Glazemaecker] by 

1 Harman Albertse Vedder was early a trader in Albany. In 1672 lie honght a bouwenj in 
Schenectady, where he settled with hia five eons and one daughter. He was not hvmg in niB. 
Thefamiliesofthisnamein the vicinity of Albany are descended from him. ,, u* ,* 

2 Jan Martenfe Beekman, son of Marten Beekman, blacksmith, married, 1, Machtelt, 
dauffhter of Jacob Janse Schermerhooren ; and 2, Eva Vinhagen, on the 2fath of October 
1692 He had 15 children baptized, of whom 13 were mentioned as living, in his will, made Ibttt 
December, 1728. He was buried September 30, 1732. 



22 Albany County Records. 

him, the grantor, obtained at a public sale held on the 20th of January, 
1657 according to the conditions read at the time, for the sum of three 
and twenty hundred guilders, which sum the said Jan Blartense promises 
to pay in good strung seewr.nt, or corn at the market price, in three terms, 
the first, on the first of May of the current year 1657 ; 800 guilders on 
the first day of May of the year 1658; and the third or last on the first 
day of May, A. D. 1659 ; and all on a pledge of their persons and goods, 
movable and immovable, submitting the same to all courts and judges. 

Done ut supra, in presence of Marcelus Janssen and Kutger Jacobsen 
as witness called for that purpose. 

This is the mark of >+ Jan Martense. 

Rxitger Jacobsen. 
Marcelys Jansen. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell, to the 
highest bidder, his log house {balchenhui/s), at public sale, and the lot 
thereof. First.^Thete shall be delivered to the buyer the house fast 
by earth and nail, with the lot, which is in length a hundred and fifty- 
four feet and a half; rear sixteen wood feet ; breadth oq the road the 
same as the house, with an alley on the south side seven feet in breadth. 

* * * :|t * * * 

[On the 26th of February, A. D. 1657, the above property was bidden 
in by the owner, atthe house of William Frederickse Bout, and of course 
this paper was not executed]. 

Terms and conditions according to which Pieter Bronck proposes to 
sell, to the highest bidder, at public sale, his house lying on the hill. 
First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer the house and fixtures 
with the lot, 20 rods in length and five rods in breadth, according to the 
patent thereof; which house is leased until the first day of May, A. D. 
1658, for the sum of five and twenty beavers, which five and twenty 
beavers the buyer shall receive. 

[This property was bidden in by the owner, Pieter Bronck, 26th of 
February, A. D. 1657, at the house of William Frederickse Bout, and 
the above paper was not executed]. 

Terms and conditions according to which Pieter Bronck proposes to 
sell his house standing to the north of the log house {lalckenhuys), with 
the lot. First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer, the house and 
all the fixtures, with the lot 83 wood feet in length, and 8 eight feet in 
breadth in the rear, with a hogsty ; which house is leased until the first 
day of May, A. D. 1657, for the sum of 12 beavers, which 12 beavers 
the buyer shall receive, etc. 

* * * * * ^ :(: 

[The above property was bidden in by the owner Pieter Bronck, on 
the 26th of February, A. D. 1657, at the house of William Frederickse 
Bout, and this paper was not executed]. 

Terms and conditions according to which Claas Hendrickse [Van 
Sohoonhoven] proposes to sell his lot, which he holds from B.utger 



Albany County Records. 23 

Jacobsen, lying to the west of the house of Rutger Jacobsen. First. 

There shall be delivered to the buyer the lot, thirty feet broad on the 
road, in the rear or south side seven and tweoty feet broad, length on 
both sides sixty-two feet. Delivery shall be made on the 16th of April, 
A. D. 1657. Payment shall be made in good whole merchantable beavers, 
in two terms ; with the delivery, the half, and on the first day of July, 
A. D. 1657, the other half. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two 
sufficient sureties to stand as principals to the content of the seller. If 
the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid time, then 
it shall be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever 
less it shall come to be worth, he shall be holden to replace, and if it shall 
come to be worth more, he shall receive no benefit therefrom. The 
auction fees become a charge against the buyer. After much bidding, 
Claas Hendrickse remained the last bidder on the 26th of February, A. D. 
1657, at the house of William Erederickse Bout. 
[This paper was not executed]. 

Conditions and terms according to which Do. Gideon Schaets i proposes 
to sell his garden lying behind Fort Orange, on the south bounded by 
Gillis Pieterse [Timmerman], and on the north side by Jacob De Brouwer, 
on the east side by Pieter Hartgers, and on the west side by the 
road, more or less as described in the patent. The delivery shall be 
made for ready pay (contant). The payment shall be made in good whole 
merchantable beavers, the last of July, in the year 1657. The auction 
fees become a charge upon the buyer. After much bidding, Jan Van 
Aecken remained the bidder for the sum 107 guilders, according to the 
above conditions. 

Done in Fort Orange this 26th of February, A. D. 1657. 

This is the mark of ^^Ci^ Jan Coster Van Aecken. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne. 

Tennis Teunissen Metselaer proposes to sell a garden, 7 rods long 
and four rods broad, lying behind Jan De Wever's house, by Fort Orange. 
Delivery shall be made on the first of March, A. D. 1657. Payment shall 
be made in the month of October, A. D. 1657, in good whole merchanta- 
ble beavers. The auction fees become a charge on the buyer. After 
much bidding, Jan Clute remained the last bidder, for the sum of 38 
guilders, according to the above conditions. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 26th of February, A. D. 1657. 

Johannes Cltjtb. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne. 



1 Do. Gideon Schaets became minister of tlie cliurch in Albany in 16.53, and continued in oflBce / 
until his death about 1691, at the age of S3 years. On the 13th of Aug., 1686, his age is thus spoken 
of in the church records ; " Veaer Gideon Schaats van syn negen en Seventioe jaaren syn 
ouderdoms," etc. His house was on the east side of Broadway between State and Beaver streets, 
near the bridge over the Eutten Ml. He had two wives, the second of whom was Barentje 
Hendrikse of New York, whom he married 22d Aug., 1683. His children were Keynier, who 
was killed in Schenectady Feb. 9, 1690, Bartholomew, who settled in New Tork, and Anneke, who 
married Thomas Davidtse Kikebell of New York. 




24 Albany County Records. 

I the subscriber, Daniel Kinckhout,i acknowledge that I have hired of 
Reynier Wisselpenningh,^ a house standing and lying in the village of 
Beverwyck, for the sum of one hundred guilders, half beavers and half 
seewant, which I am to pay as the rent becomes due, from the middle of 
next August, of the year 1657, to the first day of June, of the year 
1658, when the lessee shall be holden to deliver up the said house, glass 
and roof tight. Below, the parties respectively pledge their persons and 
estates, movable and immovable, the same submitting to all laws and 
judges without craft or trick. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 23d of February, (?) A. D. 1657, 
iu the presence of Jan Roeloffse [De Goyer] and Pieter Lambertsen. 

Daniel Ringhout. 
Ryniek Wisselpenningh. 
Jan Roeloffse. 
Pieter Lamhertsen. 
Copy of a certain paper given by Jacob Adriansen^ \_Raadm,aec'ker'\, 
to the trustees of the estate of Kit Davids and Cornelia De Vos, his late 
wife, which Jacob Jansen Tol [Stol]' wrote with his own hand. I, the 
subscriber, Kit Davids, acknowledge that I have well and truly sold Jacob 
Janssen Hap [or Stoll] those my lands lying in the Great Esopus, next 
the farm {bouwei-i/) of the late Johans De Hulter, with a road passing 
over the same; provided that he make payment to the seller. Kit Davids, 
from this date, "being the 17th day of August, to wit, in three terms, 
the first payment to be after delivery made, provided that he. Kit Davids, 
gets him a clean transfer from the Indians (wildeii), and moreover a 
patent (grondbrief), from the Honorable [West India] Company. In 
accordance with my own hand, with witness hereto called and asked 
and that for the sum of 1400 guilders, say, fourteen hundred guilders, 
without any abatement or haggling (accordatie). So have I as seller, 
with my accustomed sign manual, subscribed this [paper] was subscribed. 
This is the mark of p Kit Davids,^ with my own hand as seller. 

Jacob Janssen Stol. 
As witness, Jacoh Adriaense. 
Agrees with the principal so far as we could read it. 
Quod Attestor. 

La Monxagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Inventory of the estate of Kit Davids, and of the late Cornelia De Vos 
[his wife]. 

In a great chest. 
A pair of red and yellow sleeves. 
A Haerlemer damask under waistcoat, red and blue. 



1 Daniel Rinkhout was a baker, 36 years of age in 1662, from Pomeren, Holland. He made hie 
will in 1662 and gave his propertj'to his brother Jan, save 25 guilders, to his l)rother Aertman of 
Pomeren, if living.— Notarial papers, i, 63. 

' Eeynier Wisselpenningh was probably a carpenter. He brought an action against the church 
in 1668 for building a baptistry {doop huysje), and obtained judgment for 270 guilders.— Dutch 
Manueeripts. 

= Jacob Adriaensen Vau Utrecht came to Beverwyck in 1639.— 0' Uallaahan' s Histoi-v nf Nrm 
Netherland, I, 436. i/w ^"u, 

' Jacob Janse Stoll (or Hap) came to Beverwyck iu 1630, and succeeded Hendrik Albertsen 
as ferry master. He removed to Esopus about 1657. He corresponded with Governor Stuyvesant 
in relation to the Indians and other matters. — Dutch KanuscHpts. 

Christoffel Davids was a native of England. In 1656 lie received a patent for 36 morgens of 
land at Esopus from which he was driven by the Indians, and in 1U63 asks permission to reenter 



Albany County Records. 25 

A red cloth under waistcoat. 

A red cloth under petticoat. 

A Pooyse apron. 

A black silk damask gown with red lining. 

13 napkins, made up. 

6 ditto cut unmade. 

A pair of curtains with a valance. 

2 old dark green ditto with a valance. 

A little table cloth. 

A child's yellow jacket. 

5 bed sheets {laeckens). 

10 pillows. 

A piece of fine linnen, of IJ ells. 

7 cotton swathing cloths (lui/ers). 
A package of childs bed linnen. 

7 night neckercheifs. 

5 white bibs (voor schooteii). 

5 Tuckers (neer stucken). 

5 womans handkercheifs, 

A package of child's bed linnen tied in a square linnen cloth. 

Also two corn bags and two deer skins, a bed with its bolster, two pil- 
lows, two towels, with a coverlet and a sheet. 

This inventory was made in the presence of ChristofFel Davids, Jan 
Verbeeck,! and Evert Wendels, orphan masters, at the request of Andries 
De Vos, guardian, in the absence of Arent Andriesse (Bratt) fellow 
guardian, by me Johannes La Montague, as officer at Fort Orange and 
village of Beverwyck, who had the above mentioned goods locked and 
sealed in a great chest, on the 2d of March, A. D. 1657. Was subscribed 
by Jan Verbeeck, Evert Wendels,^ and Andries De Vos, as orphan masters. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of the West 
India Company, deputy, etc., Andries De Vos apd Arent Andriessen 
[Bratt] of the one side, and the Honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor of the 
other side ; who [have come to an agreement] with each other, in respect 
to the sale of the garden, which said Frans Barentsen, at a public sale, 
purchased, on the 29th of January, A. D. 1^57, of Rutger Jacobsen ; 
which garden was again purchased afterwards by Ghristofifel Davids, at a 
public sale, on the 26tb of February, of said Frans Barentsen in this man- 
ner, to wit, that the aforesaid Andries De Vos,^ and Arent Andriesse 



upon the same. His wife was Cornelia De Vos, who was deceased in 1657. Their son David 
settled at Schenectady where with his -lyife and 4 children he was killed by the French and 
Indians, February 9. 1690. 

1 Jan Verbeek and family arrived at Manhattans 29th Nov., 1641. In 1670 he had a grant of a 
lot on the west comer of James and Steuben streets. In 1697 he was eighty-five years old, and 
died about 1699. , , ^ ^ o^ ^ ^ . ,.. ,. 

a Evert Janse Wendel had a house lot on the north corner of James and State streets, which 
was occupied in 1714, by his son Thomas. He yfaa sixty years old in 1675, had two wives, Elsie 
and Anantie ; and sons, Evert and Johannes, and perhaps Thomas, Hieronimus, Philip, and 

s Andries De Vos had a lot on the west comer of James and Columbia streets, afterwards 
owned in 1726 by Harmanus Wendel ; also ground north of Steuben and west of Pearl streets. 
He was brother-in-law of Barent Pieterse Coeymans and father-in-law of Comelis Vos. His 
daughter Oatalyntie married, 1, Arent Andriese Bratt; 2, Barent Janse Van Ditmars, who 

4 



26 Alhany County Records. 

[Bratt], trustees legally appointed, of the estate left by Cornelia De Vos, 
late wife of the above mentioned Christoffel Davids, have obligated them- 
selves, by these presents in said capacity [of trustees] as principals, to 
pay the sum of two hundred and eighty-six guilders, to the Honorable 
Eutger Jacobseu; for and in place of said Frans Barentse [Pastoor], in 
the same money as the conditions of said sale, made on the 29th of Janu- 
ary, A. D. 1657, mentioned ; and, moreover, to said Frans Barentse the 
sum of thirty guilders, and to the deputy the sum of fourteen guilders 
six stuivers for per centage; which obligation the aforesaid Frans 
Barentse has accepted ; the parties respectively pledging for the observ- 
ance of these presents, their persons and estates, movable and immovable, 
present and future. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, this 5th of March, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendels, orphan masters, as wit- 
nesses; was subscribed, Andries De Vos, with the mark of Arent 
Andriesse [Brat] ;i Frans Barentse Pastoor, Jan Verbeeck, witness, and 
Evert Wendels, as witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes De La Montagne, in the service, etc., 
Jan Janssen Van Kromenborch, who in the presence of the after named 
witnesses, declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he does ap- 
point, Sacharias Siokels corporal at Fort Orange, in his name to demand 
of the commissary of the West India Company in New Netherlands, the 
settlement of his wages earned, and the payment of the same, in a proper 
manner; promising to hold good all that the attorney [Sickels] shall in 
this matter do, on a pledge of his person and estate. 

Done in Fort Orange the 13th of April, A. D. 1657, present Jan Jans- 
sen Van St Tobyn^ and Marcelis Janssen [Van Bommel]. 

This is the mark of -|- Jan Janssen Van Keomenboroh. 

This is the mark of ^ Jan Janssen Van St. Tohyn. 

Marcelya Janssen. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Hans 
Coenradtsen [Backer] late soldier in the seryice of said company, who 
declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he does appoint, Jan 
Van Eeckelen,3 at present citizen of the village of Beverwyck in the 
constituent's name and in his behalf, to demand and procure a settle- 
ment and payment of the honorable commissary, and the receipt of 
all such moneys from New Netherland as are coming to your consti- 
tuent, for his services rendered to the aforesaid company in this country • 

■was killed at Schenectady February 9, 1690; and 3, Claas Janse Van BnetlinpvoT, wi,^^ =i,„ 
outlived, and died about 1712 in Sctienectadf Cornelia, wife of OtoStoffH mv7lt= Z}2 ^^^ 
bly another daughter of Andries De Vos. ' ^-nristonol Dayidts, was proba- 

Sleltrdy'*^"^"'^'^ "'"^ '"'' '^ *"^'-^°- ^™- '-^^ b^a-'n^rSele^c^^dSd'ttlLVatn 
2Jan Jansen St. Obyn was a resident of New Amsterdam.- Dafc/i Manuscrivts 
= Johannes VanBeckelen was a school master in Flatbush in ml-m^SManmcHpts. 



Albany County Records. 27 

promising to hold good all that the attorney in the constituent's name shall 
do, on a pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in Fort Orange the 18th of April, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Johannes Provoost and Thomas Poulus. 

This is the mark of H Hans Coenradts. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Thomas Poioall.^ 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
G-eneral Privileged West India Company, etc., Albert Grerritsen [Lan- 
sing?], who declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he does 
appoint, the Honorable Symon Janssen, dwelling at Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, in the constituent's name and for his behalf, to sell and con- 
vey a certain lot lying in the city of Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
next the house of Adrian Vincent; length and breadth as the patent of 
the same, of date the first of June, A. D. 1644, and as the conveyance 
afterwards made, mention ; promising to hold good all that the attorney 
[Janssen] shall do in this matter on pledge of his person and estate, 
movable and immovable, present and future. 

Done in Fort Orange the 18th of April, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Jan Cloet and Johannes Provoost, witnesses for that purpose called. 

Albert Gerretsen. 
Johannes Clute. 
Johannes Provoost. witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes La Montagne, Deputy of Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, deputy, etc., Hans Vos,^ 
dwelling at Catskil, who in the presence of Rutger Jaoobsen and Philip 
Pieterse [Schuyler], commissaries of the same jurisdiction, acknowledges 
himself to be honestly indebted to Pieter Bronck, Dirck Bensick and 
Philip Hendriokse Boeckhout, in the sum of three hundred guilders, 
which sum he promises to pay, within the time of one year from this 
date, on a pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable. 

Done in Fort Orange the 28th of April, 1657, in presence of Albert 
Janssen-^ and Johannes Provoost. 

This is the mark of \ Hans Vos, signed by himself. 
This is the mark of -\- Albert Janssen. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which William Frederiekse Bout, and Jan 
Carstensen'i propose to sell their yacht, at public sale, as it at present lies 



1 Thomas Powall, witli othera, petitioned in 1664 for permission to bay a parcel of land between 
Kinderhook and Neutenhoek.— Z>MteA JfaraTOcrWs. ,,„,,., ^ „_„^ 

2 Hans Vos Van Baden came to Beyerwyck in 1643, whence he removed to Catskil. In 1658 he 
and his wife were committed to prison, probably for selling liquor to the Indians. In 1661 he 
was appointed deputy ihst'iS.— Butch Manusaripts. 

3 Albert Jansen Byckman Van Amsterdam came to Beyerwyck in 1642. 

* Jan Carstense contracted to serve itemmert Jansen as a blackamith in 1643.— Ximka Manu- 
ecripts. 



28 Albany County Records. 

in the roadstead, with all her appurtenances according to the inventory 
thereof. First. — The aforesaid yacht shall be delivered to the buyer 
with all her appurtenances. Delivery shall be given immediately. Pay- 
ment shall be one half in good whole merchantable beavers, and the other 
half in good current sewant, in two payments, the first on the 23d of 
July next coming [and] the second, one year thereafter, on the 23d of 
July, A. D. 1658. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two suflBicient 
sureties, and that immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer 
can furnish no sufficient sureties in paid time, then it shall again be sold at 
his cost and charge, and whatever less it shall become worth he shall be 
holden to replace, and if it come to be worth more, then he shall enjoy no 
profit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge on the buyer. After 
much bidding, Dirck Bensick remained the buyer for the sum of one 
thousand nine hundred and seventy-one guilders, according to the condi- 
tions ; for which sum Claas Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven] stood surety as 
principal, on a pledge of his person and estate. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 23d of May, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. Was subscribed, 
This is the mark of -i-]h- Dirck Bensick. 

As surety, Olaas Hendrickse. 
Lowies Cobussen, as witness. 
Johannes Provoost, as witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., in the presence of 
Jacob [Janse] Schermerhooren and Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] commis- 
saries; Jochem Wessels Backer,' burgess and citizen of the village of 
Beverwyck, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as he by 
these presents does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, for 
the behoof of Wouter Albertsen [Vanden UythofiF], his heirs or assigns 
(dxe reght van hem hebhen sullen) ; his house and lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck, bounded southerly by the kil, northerly by the alley 
easterly along the river side, westerly by the new house of Jochem Wes- 
sels, for the sum of nmeteen hundred and fifty guilders in beavers, and 
that m two terms; the first payment, the half, to be paid in June, next 
commg, 1657, and the second shall be made in July, A. D. 1658 • which 
house and lot the aforesaid Jochem Wessels promises to free from all 
actions and claims, on a pledge of his person and estate, movable and 
immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange this 30th of May, A. D. 1657 

Philip Pieterse ^Schuylerl '''^^'^ [Wesse.se] Backer. 
Jacob Janse Schermerhooren. 
Acknowledged before me, 
La Montagne, D eputy at Fort Orange. 

Schuylers," which hia widow, Geertmy HieronZus sold fn R^v^n''''''™H''P*- ^'''"P Reterse 
then described as a house and lot "aSutyeXrch" Jan 0?^™'°"^^™'*' ?'*''' ^'"^<=h' 1683, 
said Geertruy. ' i.nurcn. Jaa Casparse was only son and heir of 



Albany County Records. 29 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, etc., in the presence of 
the Honorable Jacob [Janse] Schermerhooren and Adrian Gerritse 
[Papendorp], commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Claas Henderickse 
[Van Schoonhoven], burgess and citizen here, who declared that he had 
granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession, to the behoof of Jan Tomassen [Mingael], 
commissary and burgess of the village of Beverwyck, his heirs or assigns, 
his house and lot lying in Beverwyck on the hill, with a garden thereto 
belonging, according to the patent granted by the honorable director 
general and council of New Netherland, to Philip Pieterse Schuyler, of 
date 16 June, 1656, signed Petrus Stuyvesant, and lower down by ordi- 
nance of the honorable director general of New Netherland, stood C. V. 
B,uyven, secretary, and in exemplification, of date the 7th October, 1656, 
signed Petrus Stuyvesant ; of which patent the aforesaid Claas Hende- 
rickse received a conveyance, from the aforesaid Philip Pieterse Schuyler 
the 4th of July, 1656, signed Jan De Decker, i and again ratified on the 
back of the said patent, written the 29th November, A. D. 1656, 
signed La Montague, vice director and deputy; for which house and lot 

1 Jan de Decker, for several years a notary pabllc at Schiedam, having connections in the 
Amsterdam chamber, and being a young man of sound judgment and high character, waB sent 
out by the company to New Netherland, in November, 1654 ; he arrived April, 1655, as supercargo 
of the ship Black Bagle, vnth instructions to receive the first vacant office. These recom- 
mendations having been renewed in the spring, he was accordingly commissioned vice director 
of fort Orange. In the following May, orders were sent to appoint him receiver-general and 
member of the council, but his private affairs calling him home, he returned to Holland, Decem- 
ber, 1656, where he married the daughter of Jacob van Belcamp. With her he returned to New 
Netherland, May, 1657, as receiver-general and member of the council, at a salary of 78 gl. per 
month, and 200 gl. for board. In April, 1662, Ms father-in-law applied, at his daughter's request, 
for Mr. De Decker's discharge from the company's service. This caused his employers much 
regret, who expressed a hope that he would he prevailed on to remain in this country. He was 
afterwards employed, in 1668, in visiting the Bsopns as member of the council, and attending to 
the interests of that settlement ; after which, he was sent to Virginia to reclaim the company s 
ship, The Arms of Amsterdam, which an English privateer had captured on her voyage Irom 
Guinea with a cargo of slaves, and carried into the Chesapeake.* He remained there half a year, 
but returned to New Netherland without accomplishing the object of his mission, having 
quarrelled it Is said, with the authorities of that place. Some misunderstanding occurred be- 
tween him and Stuyvesant, to whom he wrote, in July, what the latter considered an " igno- 
minious and insufferably harsh letter, filled with false accusations and calumnies." The approach 
of the En"lish left no time to the parties to follow up the quarrel. The country surrendered to 
Nicolls Mr. De Decker, being one of the Dutch commissioners, signed the treaty of capitulation, 
7th September. 1664, at the close of which month he was banished, for reasons set forth in the 
following order • " Whereas the Heer John de Decker, late of the councill for the Dutch West 
India Company in New Torke, did (contrary to the 14th Art. of Surrender) actually travaile from 
hence and trafflcke with powder and negroes unto ffort Albany and other places upon Hudson 
river without requesting or having a certificate from mee, or liberty so to doe ; and being fully 
informed that then and there he did endeavor by discourses to alienate the mindes of H. M. Dutch 
subiects from that happy reconcilement without bloodshed, uppon articles so lately toade, and 
that he did committ these misdemeauors before that ffort Albany was surrendered unto his 
majesty's obedience, the consequences whereof are contrary to the peace of this government ; I 
have therefore, thought fitt to order and appoint, and doe by these presents order and appoint, 
that the said John de Decker shall within the space of ten days transport himselfe out ot this 
eovernment. Given under my hand and scale the 80th day of September, 1664, at ffort James, 
%c E Nicolls." On the 8th of October he received permission to sail with eight negroes for 
anv of the French plantations of Martinico, Guadaloupe, or St. Christopher's, and from thence to 
Holland There was dne-to him at this period ';,850 gl. from the West India Company, and he 
had besides some land on Staten island. He complained to the Duke of Jork, and obtained a 
reference on his petition to Gov. Lovelace, with which he arrived in New York in January, 1671. 
He succeeded in obtaining a grant for 120 acres of land on Staten island, "though according to 
the strictness of the laws and customs of the country his right thereunto is lapsed. He was 
bound to settle this land within a year. For the arrears ot salary which he claimed, he was re- 
ferred to the West India Company. It is presumed that he remained in this country, where 
many of his descendants are still to he found, who have given the name of Deckerville to a 
settlement in northern New Jersey. The whole of his official correspondence whilst vice director 
of Fort Orange, is still among the Dutch Records in the county clerk s office^ Albany The 
reference of the Duke of York is in the Hegister of Wills, surrogate's office. New York,-0' Gidla- 

^^*TAn??iZfof^l^™falSbe^^^^^^^^^ 

<J/ %hn and Arms ofAms&rdam, 1659-63, with Appendix of Additional Papers relating to the 
S aveTra7eu4TtheDSL7?mnslatedfrom the original Dutch Manuscripts, with Introduc- 
tion, by B. B. O'Callaghan. >. Munsdl, Albany, 1867, Svo, pp. xxxvi, 232.] 



30 Albany County Records. 

the above mentioned Jan Tomassen grants and conveys to the above men- 
tioned Claas Hendrickse, for him, his heirs or assigns a lot, to the north 
hounding on Andries Herbertsen, on the south the common highway, 
on the east and west a common road, in length ten rods and in breadth 
six and a half rods, and in addition to the same a garden bounding on the 
south side on Henderick Janssen Westercamp,i east, west and north on a 
common path in length six rods ten feet, in breadth six rods and one foot, 
according to the patent, granted to the aforesaid Jan Tomassen, by the 
director general and council of New Netherland of date 23d April, A. D. 
1652 ; the respective parties each for himself promising to free said lots 
from all actions and claims, renouncing all rights and customs contrary 
to their sincere intentions, on a pledge of their persons and estates, mova- 
ble and immovable, present and future, the same submitting to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the last day of May, A. D. 1657. 

Jan Tomas. 
Claas Hendrycksen. 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren, 

Adrian Gerritsen [^Papendorpj. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., and in presence of 
Jacob Schermerhooren and Adrian Gerritsen [Papendorp] commissaries 
of said jurisdiction, the Honorable Kutger Jacobsen [Van Schoender- 
woert], burgess and citizen of the village of Beverwyck, who declared that 
he had granted and transferred, as by these presents, he does grant 
and transfer, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Claas Elen- 
derickse [Van Schoonhoven], a lot to the west of his house, where he at 
present dwells, in breadth on the road thirty feet, in the rear, or on the 
south, twenty-seven feet in breadth, length on both sides sixty-two feet, 
which lot is a part of what was granted him by patent of the director 
general and council of New Netherland, of date 23d of April, A. D. 1658, 
for which lot the afore mentioned Kutger Jacobsen acknowledges that he 
has received the sum of five hundred and six guilders to his satisfaction; 
promising to free said lot from all actions, claims or demands, which may 
be against said lot, on pledge of his person and estate, movable and immo- 
vable, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, last day of May, A. D. 1657. 

RuTGER Jacobsen. 
Jacob ja7ise Schermerhooren. 
Adrian Gerritsen l^Papendorp], 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., and in the presence of 
Honorable Abraham Staets'^ and Jan Tomassen [Mingael] commissaries 



'Hendrick Jansen Weatercamp was in Beverwyck in 1645, haying come there from New 

2 Major Ai)raham Staeta (written Siaes by liimself) was a surgeon and settlpfl in -RiMiaBoinora 

Hrwi^dectased ii 170:°°' ""~' '' ^'^'^"'Seon," Ms eldest son,^Abrahaman^^ribaWy Samuei: 



Albany County Records. 31 

of this jurisdiction, Claas Henderickse [Van Schoonlioven] burgess and 
citizen of the aforesaid village, who declared that he had granted and 
conveyed, as he by these presents, does grant aad convey, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of Jan Vinhagel and Barent Reyndersen 
[Smit], also burgesses and citizens of the afore written village, their 
heirs or assigns, his lot lying to the west of the house of Rutger Jacobsen, 
in breadth on the road thirty feet, on the rear or south side seven and 
twenty feet in breadth, length on both sides sixty-two feet, which lot is 
a part of what was granted to the aforesaid Rutger Jacobsen by patent of 
the director general and council of New Netherland, of date 23d of April 
1653, for which lot the aforesaid Vinhageli and Barent Reyndersen 
promise to pay five hundred and twenty-five guilders, in good whole 
merchantable beavers; topay half in August, A. D. 1657; promising said 
lot to free from all actions or demands, which may be against said lot, 
under a pledge of their persons and estates, movable and immovable, 
present and future, and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 2d of June, A- D- 1657. 

Claas Hendrycksen. 
Abram Staes. 
Jan Tomas. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On this the 28th of July, A. D. 1657, Claes Hendrieksen declared 
before me Johannes La Montagne, deputy at Fort Orange and village 
of Beverwyek, that he is honestly and truly paid the sum above mentioned. 

Done in Fort Orange ut supra. 

Claas Hendryckse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Jan Van Hoesen proposes to sell his 
house on the hill, with all that is fast in earth and nailed and ready to 
dwell in, with a lot belonging to the same, according to the patent thereof. 
First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer, the house a plank and 
a half long, and in breadth nineteen feet, with a hall (uytleaedinge) of 
five feet broad leading through it, with a cellar, chamber, a garret, and 
a lot ten rods' in length, and four rods in breadth. Delivery shall be 
made the 20th of this month of June. The payment shall be made in 
good whole merchantable beavers in two terms, the first on delivery, the 
second on the first day of October of the current year 1657. 

[This paper was erased and not executed]. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., and in the presence 
of Honorable Abraham Staets and Adrian Gerritsen [Papendorp], com- 
missaries of this jurisdiction, Caspar Jacobsen [Halonbeek],^ who declared 



i.Tan VinhaeRen, Sen., born in 1633, was living in Albany in 1108. His son (?) Johannes 
married Maria Van Fright 2l9t March, 1706, and had a family of 7 children, 
'Rhynland rods of 12 Ehynland feet each. , , „ , „ ,. j x 

3 Casper JacobseHallenbeek wastheflrst of the namewho settledmBeverwyck. Hehadtwo 
sons, Isaac and Jan, who had large families. 



32 Albany County Records. 

ttat he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Harmen Jacobsen 
rBambus], his house, earth and nail fast, and lot and garden, whole 
length sixteen rods, and breadth four rods and four feet, according to the 
patent thereof, for the sum of eight hundred and ten guilders to be paid 
in "ood whole merchantable beavers, in two terms; the first on delivery 
and the second payment on the 8th of May in the next coming year, 
1658 ; for which payment the buyer has furnished two sureties to the con- 
tent of the seller, to wit, Adrian Van Ilpendam and Abraham Vosburgh,' 
on pledge respectively of their persons and estates, movable and immov- 
able, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange this 5th of June, A. B. 1657. 

This is the mark of K Y Caspar Jacobse. 

Abram Staes, 
Adrian Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Jan Roeloffsen [De Goyer] proposes to 
sell his house lying on the hill, with the lot, according to the patent 
thereof. First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer, the house, fast 
in earth and nailed, with the lot thereof, seven rods and five feet broad ; 
to the west, and along the hill four rods and eleven feet; to the north on 
Marcelis fJanse ?] 17 rods in length, all according to the patent thereof. 
if if * * * * * 

[This paper was not executed, the s^le not taking place]. 

Terms and conditions on which Jan Roelofi'se [De Groyer] proposes to 
sell a lot lying to the north of his house, according to the patent. First. — 
There shall be delivered to the buyer, the lot one rod and eleven feet 
broad on the east, to the west two and a half rods, and five rods long. 

* * ?l< * * * 51= 

[This paper was unexecuted and erased]. 

Terms and conditions on which Jan Roeloffse [De Goyer] proposes to 
sell a lot lying to the north of his lot. First. — There shall be delivered 
to the buyer, the lot two rods and a half broad on the east, to the west 
three rods wide, arid in length on the road five rods, according to the 
patent. 

[This paper is unexecuted and erased]. 

Terms and conditions on which Reyer Elbertsen proposes to sell his 
house and lot, except the brick oven, with the bricks [steeneri], lying in 
the village of Beverwyck. First. — There shall be delivered to the 
buyer the house, and all the fixtures, with the lot four rods wide and 
twenty rods long, according to the patent. 

* * * * * ^ ^ 

[This paper is unexecuted and erased]. 



1 Abraham VoBbnrgh, perhaps son of Pieter Jacobse Vosburgh, deceased in 16M. 



Albany County Records. 33 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of the 
General Priviledged West India Company, etc., and in the presence of 
Honorable Jacob Schemerhooren and Abraham Staets, commissaries of 
the same jurisdiction, the Honorable Jan Tomassen [Mingal] burgess 
and citizen of the aforesaid village, who declared that he had granted and 
conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, for the behoof 6f Claas Hendericksen [Van Sohoon- 
hoven], also burgess and citizen of the afore mentioned village, his heirs 
or assigns, a house and lot bounded on the north by Andries Her- 
bertsen, on the south by a common highway, on the west and east by a 
common road; in length four rods, and in breadth six and a half rods, 
with a garden bounding on the south side on Henderick Janssen Wester- 
camp, on the east, west and north on a common path, in length six rods 
and ten feet, and in breadth sis rods and one foot, according to the patent 
to him, the grantor, given by the honorable director general and council of 
New Netherland, of date 23d of April, A. D. 1650, for which lot and 
garden the grantor acknowledges that he has had satisfaction, and pay- 
ment of said Claes Henderickse, acquitting him of the same; and promis- 
ing to free said lot and garden from all actions and claims on pledge of 
his person and estate, movable and immovable, and the same submitting 
to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 23d of June, A. D. 1657. 

Jacoh Jansen SchermerTiooren. ^^^ ToMASSE. 

Aliram Staes. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Privileged West India Company, etc., and in presence of the 
Honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Abraham Staets, commissaries of 
the same jurisdiction, Claas Hendricksen [Van Schoonhoven], who de- 
clared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Harmen 
Bastianse [Visscher],i his heirs or assigns, a garden bounded on the 
south side by Henderick Janssen Westercamp, east, west and north by a 
common path, in length six rods ten feet, and in breadth six rods and 
one foot ; which garden is a part of the patent of Jan Tomassen, to him 
granted by the honorable director general and council of New Nether- 
land, of date 23d of April, 1650 ; for the number of seventeen whole 
merchantable beavers, to be paid in the month of June, A. D. 1657, the 
grantor promising to free the aforesaid garden from all actions, demands 
and claims, on pledge of his person and estate, movable, present and 
future, and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 25th of June, A. D. 1657. 

T T CY I 7. Claes Hendryckse. 

Jacob Jansen iScfiermernooren. 

Abraham Staes. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 



1 Harmen Bastianse Viescher (or De Vyselaer) ™ i° Ne^ -^""f^^f^-^^vfthSr ilLfl^i'^Hoom 
1644 ie was agedtwenty-fiye years, and was deceased in 1693. In 1675 hia father lived m iioorn, 

5 



S4 Albany Gounty Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., Tjerok Claessen [De 
Witt]," who declared that he had conveyed, as by these presents he does 
convey, to Carsten Claessen'^ and Jan Barensen [Wemp] the sum of 
one hundred and eighty guilders, to be paid in whole merchantable 
beavers, growing out of the sale of a stallion, at public sale, of which Jan 
Koeloffse remained the last bidder, for the aforementioned sum; which 
stallion was delivered to his content,' renouncing all demands that he, 
the grantor, upon the aforementioned sum may claim; appointing by 
these presents, the said Carsten Claessen and Jan Barentsen^ the payment 
of said sum to demand, and the same in case of refusal by court to prose- 
cute. 

Done in ¥ort Orange the 25th of June, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Dirck Bensick and Johannes Provoost. 

Tjeeck Claessen. 

This is the mark q/-l— ]-f Dirck Bensick, icitness. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms on which Adrian Blomert^ proposes to sell his 
house and lot lying in Manhatans, next the City Hall, according to the 
patent thereof. First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer, the 
house and all its fixtures with the lot, in breadth on the street forty-seven 
feet, and in the rear forty feet. Delivery of the house shall be made on 
the last day of September of this year, 1657 ; but the seller shall retain 
the use of the rear house and little cellar, until the first of May, A. D. 
1658, with the garden. Payment shall be made in three installments ; 
the first on delivery of the house, the second on the first of May, A. D. 
1658, and the third on the first of September, A. D. 1658 ; the first in- 
stallment, in whole good merchantable beavers, the second in good current 
seewant, and the last also in good whole merchantable heavers. The 
buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties as principals, 
jointly and severally {een voor al en elck'), to the content of the seller, and 
that in the space of four and twenty hours. If the buyer can not furnish 
sufficient sureties in the aforesaid time, then it shall be again sold at his 
cost and charge, and whatever less it shall become worth he shall be 
holden to replace, and he shall receive no benefit from whatever more it 
comes to be worth. The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. 
After much bidding Rem Janssen Smit-' remained the last biddev, for the 
sum of four thousand and twenty guilders, according to the aforesaid 



Holland His wife was Heater Tjerkse. Tliey had flvo sons, viz : Johannes, Baatian, Nannins 
Frederick and Tjerk From these have sprung the various families of the name in this TictaSy 
Many changes have been made in the spelling of the name viuuiiy. 

1 Tjerk Claessen De Witt was a resident of Esopus.- English Manmcnpts. 

2 Carsten Claessen Timmerman [carpenter), in 1658 

= Jan Barentsen Wemp (or Wemple) arrived in Beverwyck in 1644, where he remained until his 
death m 1663 He was one of the proprietors of Schenectady. After his deaT his widow 
Marytie Mynderse, married, in 1664, Sweer Tennis Van Velsen of Schenectadv and ta tS 

=f;d%re^;lTM''eir ii?r!t^d^Th*^|?J5^^^^ 

tteK^'mon^^a^n±r^°"'^^ ■^^'^''- ^^'^"-^^ '-^^^^^^^^ 



Albany County Records. 35 

conditions ; for which sum Abraham Isaacksen Verplanoki and Henderick 
Williamsen Backer stood his sureties, each as principal, on pledge of their 
persons and estate. 

Done in the the village of Beverwyck, the 5th of July, 1657, in presence 
of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Rem Janssen. 
Abraham Verplanok. 
HiNRiK Willemsen Backker.2 
I/udovicus Cobus, tipstaff^. 
Johannes Provoost, as witness. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., in the presence of 
the Honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], 
commissaries; the Honorable Rutger Jacobsen [Van Schoenderwoert], 
who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of 
Frans Barentsen Pastoor, a garden lying in the village of Beverwyck, next 
the Heer Renselaer, on the river side, in length westerly on the road 
eight rods and seven feet, length on the river side eight rods and one 
foot ; breadth on the north on the lot of Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] 
six rods ; and breadth on the south side three and a half rods ; which 
lot the aforementioned Frans Barentsen at public sale bought on the 29 
January, A. D. 1657 ; and that for the sum of two hundred six and 
eighty guilders, which sum the aforementioned Rutger Jacobsen acknow- 
ledges to be paid, and for the same the said Frans Barentsen gives, etc., 
quittance ; promising said lot to free from all claims and demands, on 
pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. 

Done in Port Orange the 6th of July, A. D. 1657. 

Rutger Jacobsen. 
Jacob Janse Schermerhooren. 
Philip Pietersen [^Schuyler']. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, etc., the Honorable Frans 
Barentsen Pastoor, who, in presence of Jacob Schermerhooren and 
Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], commissaries of the same jurisdiction, de- 
clared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents, he does 
grant and convey, to Christoffel Davids,'^ citizen of the village of Bever- 
wyck, a certain garden lying in the aforesaid village, next the Heer 

• Abraham laaacse Verplanck. See Valentine'' s Manual, 1863 ; and 0' Oallaghan's History of New 
Netherland, i, 186. 

2 Hendrik VPillemse Bakker was a baker of New AmBterdam ; in 1658 lie made a contract to 
bake for the government.— Dutch Manrncripts. 

3 Christoffel Davidts was a native of England. In 1650, he lived on a farm at Dominie's hoek, 
now called Van Wie's point; 2oth September, 1656, he received a patent for thirty-six morgans of 
land at Esopns aboat a Dutch mile inland from the North river, and having been driven from it 
by the Indians he asks permission in 1663, to reenter upon it. He married Cornelia De Vos, 
daughter of Andries De Vos, They had at least one son, David, who, with his family, was 
killed by the French and Indians, Feb. 9, 1690, in Schenectady. Cornelia De Vos was deceased 
in 1657.— 0' OaUagluaCs History of New Netherland ; Deeds, i ; and Dutch Manuscripts. 



36 Albany County Records. 

Rencelaer's, on the river side, in length westerly on the road eight rods 
and seven feet, along the river side eight rods and one foot, breadth 
northerly on the lot of Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] six rods, and 
breadth on the south side three and a half rods ; which lot the afore- 
said Christoffel Davids, at public sale, bought of the aforementioned 
Frans Barentse on the 26 February, A. D. 1657, for the sum of three 
hundred and thirty guilders, with the expenses, which sum the said 
Frans Barentsen acknowledges to be paid ; promising the same lot to free 
from all claims or demands, on pledge of his person and estate, movable 
and immovable, present and future. 

Done in Fort Orange the 6th of July, 1657. 

Frans Barentsen Pastoor. 

Jacoh Janse Schermerliooren. 

Philip Pieterse \_Schiii/ler]. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., and in the presence of 
the Honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], 
commissaries, the Honorable Andries Herbertsen [Constapel Vander 
Blaes], who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these 
presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the 
behoof of Leendert Philipsen [Conyn],i his heirs or assigns, a house and 
lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded to the south by Jan 
Tomassen [Mingal], to the north by Pieter Bronck, to the east by the 
river side, to the west by the common road, length nine rods, and 
breadth six and thirty wood feet ; which lot is a part of the whole lot 
which was granted to him, the grantor, by patent of the director general 
and council of New Netherland, given of date, 23d of April, A. D. 
1652, for which house and lot the grantor acknowledges to have received 
nine hundred guilders to his satisfaction ; and promises the same lot to 
free from all claims or demands which may be upon the same, on pledge 
of his person and estate, movable and immovable, present and future, and 
submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 10th July, A. D. 1657. 

Andries Herberts. 
Jacoh Janse Schermerhooren. 
Philip Pietersen \_Schiiyler']. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of the Honorable Abraham Staets and Jan Tomassen [Mingael], 
commissaries, etc., the Honorable Andries Herbertsen, who declared that 
he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Leendert Philipse 
[Conyn], his heirs or assigns, a house lot and garden, which is a part of 
the whole lot, to the grantor, conveyed by the honorable director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date 23d of April, A. D. 1652, the re- 

1 Leendert Philipse Conyn had two sons, Philip and Caspar (and perhaps Jacob), who settled 
in Coxsackie and Claverac. He died in 1104. *• i 'y 



Albany County Records. 37 

mainder of the same being as large as it stands within the fence, for the 
sum of eighteen hundred guilders, to be paid in whole merchantable 
beavers, in two installments, to wit, the first in cash down, and the other 
half within one year after the date of these presents, and with the last 
payment the grantor shall deliver to the buyer the patent ; all this on 
pledge of their persons and estate, movable and immovable, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 10th of July, A. D. 1657. 

Andries Herberts. 
Leendert Philipse [Conyn]. 
Abram Staes. 
Jan Tomas. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of Honorable Jan Tomassen [Mingael] and Adrian Gerritse 
[PapendorpJ, commissaries, etc., the Honorable Jurriaen Teunisse [Glaze- 
maecker], burgess and citizen of said village, who declared that he had 
granted and conveyed, as he, by these presents, does grant and convey 
in real and actual possession, to the behoof of the Honorable Andries 
Herbertsen, also burgess and citizen of the aforesaid village of Beverwyck ; 
a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck ; length and breadth 
ten rods, which is part of the whole lot conveyed to him, the grantor, by 
patent from the director general and council of New Netherland, of date 
25th of October, A. D. 1653, for the sum of one thousand five hundred 
and ten guilders, to be paid according to these conditions, to wit, in two 
terms; the first installment on the first of July, A. D. 1657, in good 
whole merchantable beavers; the grantor promising to free said lot from 
all claims or demands, on pledge of his person and estate, movable and 
immovable, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 12th July, 1657. 

jureyan tunissen.i 
Andries Herberts. 
Andriaen Gerrietsen [^Papendorp], 
Jan Tomas \_Mmgaer\. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of Honorable Abraham Staets and Adriaen Gerritsen [Papen- 
dorp] commissaries, etc., the Honorable Andries Herbertsen, citizen of the 
village of Beverwyck, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, 
as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual pos- 
session, to the behoof of William Janssen Schut, also burgess and citizen 
of the aforesaid village, a lot, next to his lot, which he, by deed of 22d of 



1 Juriaen Tennise Glasemaecker was an innkeeper. In 1668, Isaac De Forest 'brought an action 
against him for sixty guilders, being half of his wife's passage money fi-om Holland. In 1660, he 
was complained of for beating some of the magistrates at Mrs. Dyckman's house, and for abus- 
ing the worshipful court : he pleaded intoxication, and was fined thirty guilders. He was again 
arraigned with Marcellus Janse, also a tavern-keeper, for entertaining persons at night after the 
ringing of the bell, and each was fined seventy guilders. — Dutch Manuscripts, 



38 • Albany County Records. 

August, A. D. 1654, received from Frans Boon'^ husband of Lysbet Cor- 
nelfse, late widow of Gysbert Cornelissen Van Wesep,^ according to the 
patent to the aforementioned Gysbert Cornelissen Van Wesep, granted 
by the director general and council of New Netherland, of date 25th of 
October, 1653, which portion was to him, the grantor, given by the Heer 
director general and the court on the 6th of October, A. D. 1657, per 
order, which lot is in length on the north along the road ten rods and 
one foot, to the east a road breadth three rods, to the west the hill 
one rod, for which lot the aforesaid William Janssen Schut shall pay in 
cash, the sum of two hundred guilders, amounting to the number of five 
and twenty beavers ; which lot the grantor promises to free from all actions 
and demands, on pledge of his person and estate, movable and immovable, 
submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 17th of July, A. D. 1657. 

Andries Herberts. 

Ahram Staes. 

Adrian Gerritsen l_Papendorp]. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., in the presence of 
Honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Philip Pietersen [Schuyler], com- 
missaries, etc., the Honorable Jan Verbeeck, burgess and citizen of the 
village of Beverwyck, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as 
by these presents he does grant and convey, in actual and real possession, 
to the behoof of Honorable Heer Johan Baptista Van Rencelaer, director of 
the colony of Eencelaerswyck ; his lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, 

according to the patent thereof, of date for the sum of eighteen 

hundred and twelve giiilders, of which sum the aforesaid Heer Rence- 
laer has already paid to the grantor twelve hundred and eight guilders, 
to the content of the same grantor, and six hundred and four guilders, 
the said Heer promises to pay, the half in merchantable beavers and the 
other half in current seewant, on the first day of May, A. D. 1658, on 
pledge of his person and estate, personal and real ; which house and lot 
the grantor promises to free from all actions, claims or demands, on 
pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, submitting the same 
to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 18th of July, 1657. 

Jan Verbeeck. 
Jacol) Jansen Schermerhooren. 
Philip Pietersen Schuyler. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., in the presence of 
Honorable Jan Tomassen [Mingael] and Adrian Gerritsen [Papendorp], 

1 Francis Boon was aErencIi Indian trader who married Lysbet Comelise Van Voorhoiidt it is 
said against lier parents' wishes. He suhseanentlv remnvpd tn ■nto,., A™.f„ voornouat, it is 
acquired wealth, a& renioved from thenee to t^rwStlnrel-FaSLi'X^^ 

= Gysbert Cornehse Van Wesep also called Aen de Be?g and op de BerV 4cSe h? liv'ed on 
the Hooge Berg at the lower end ol Papsknee, came to Beverwyck in 1645 His wTdow LtsIip^ 
Comehse Van Voorhoiidt married Prans Boon, a French trader, before the yea? 1^57 -O'S 
ghan'sButory of New Netherlana, i, 441. "^-i"»>- mv- .ycai iooi.— u vaua- 



Albany Gotmty Records. 39 

commissaries, etc., the Honorable Abraham Staets, commissary and citi- 
zen of the aforesaid village, who declared that lie had granted and 
conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of the Honorable Johannes Van Twillert 1 
his heirs or assigns, a house lying in Port Orange, on the east side of the 
aforesaid fort, in length four and forty feet, and in breadth twenty feet, 
with a garden behind the aforesaid fort, according to the patent thereof 
of date 27th of April, 1649, for the sum of two thousand three hundred 
and twenty-five guilders, which sum the grantor acknowledges to have 
received to his content ; promising the aforesaid house to free from all 
claims and demands, on pledge of his person and estate, movable and 
immovable, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 18th of July, A. D. 1657. 

Abram Staes. 
Jan Tomas. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Jacob Joosten [Van Covelens] proposes 
to sell his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. First. — 
There shall be delivered to the buyer, the house, tight all around, with 
all that is fast in earth and nailed, with a new bedstead, and a cellar; of a 
plank long on each side, and a trap door in it; also a lot thirty wood feet 
long, and in the rear twenty-eight feet broad inthe clear (ij/y erff). The 
delivery of the house shall be on the 21st of this month of July, A. D. 
1657. The payment shall be within twelve days, and that in good whole 
merchantable beavers, to wit, the first installment on delivery, and the 
second on the first of May, A. D. 1658. The buyer shall be held to furnish 
two sufficient sureties and that immediately, to the content of the seller. 
If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid time, then 
it shall be sold again at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to 
be worth, he shall be holden to pay, and whatever more it shall become 
worth, he shall enjoy no benefit therefrom. The auction fees become 
a charge on the buyer. After much bidding, Jan Dareth^ remained the 
last bidder, for the sum of five hundred and seventy guilders, according 
to the aforesaid conditions; for which sum Rutger Jacobsen and Hen- 
derick JochemsenS stood sureties as principals, jointly and severally, on 
pledge of their persons and estates. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 18th of July, 1657, in presence 
of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Dareth. 
Rtjtger Jacobsen. 
Hendrick Jochemse. 
Ludovicus Cobes. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

1 Johannes Van Twiller of Beverwyck, merchant, WBi.— Dutch Manuscripts. 

2 Another John Dret [Dareth] lived in Albany in ITSG, but how related tq the above iB not 
known. 

3 Hendrik Jochemse was lieutenant of the burgher company.— Dutch Manuscripts. 



40 Albany County Eecords. 

Terms and conditions on whioli tbe trustees of the estate of Jacob 
Luyersen propose to sell the house of the late Jacob Luyersen, with the 
lot of the same' lying next to Fort Orange, according to the patent 
thereof. First. — There shall be delivered to the buyer, the house with 
all the fixtures, and the lot, in length eio-ht rods, in breadth in front on 
the road four rods and a half, in breadth on the west side three rods and 
five feet, all according to the patent thereof, except the garden stuff 
(gadereii) which is therein. Delivery of the house shall be on the 20th 
of August of this year, 1657. The payment shall be in two installments 
in good current seewant; the first installment shall be on delivery of the 
house, and the last on the first day of May, A. D. 1658. The buyer shall 
be held to furnish two sufiicient sureties and that immediately, to the 
content of the seller. If .the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in 
the aforesaid time, then it shall be sold again at his cost and charge, and 
whatever less it comes to be worth he shall be held to make good, and 
whatever more it becomes worth, he shall enjoy no benefit therefrom. 
The auction fees become a charge on the buyer. After much bidding, 
Henderick Janssen Van Wytert remained the last bidder, for the sum of 
eight hundred and thirteen guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions. 

Done in Fort Orange the 18th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

This is the mark H of Henderick Janssen Van Wytert. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

On this the 20th day of July, appeared William Frederickse [Bout] 
and Harmen Bastianse [Visscher], who, as sureties and principals, stood 
for the person of Henderick Janssen Van Wytert on pledge of their 
persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in Fort Orange, ut supra. 

This is the mark of '~T~ William Frederickse. 

Harmen Bastiaense. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, deputy, etc., Arent Van 
Den Berch, who declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he 
does appoint and empower, Heer Eobert Vasterick, merchant of Amster- 
dam in the appointer's name and in his behalf, to claim and demand of 
the honorable directors of the General Privileged West India Company 
ot the chamber of Amsterdam, the sum of six hundred and sixty-eight 
guilders and nine stuivers,^ by the appointer earned for the aforesaid 
company m New Netherland, as his settlement shows, signed under the 
credit side by P. Stuyvesant and under the credit side of the same by 
tarel Van Brugge,- giving him power, one or more persons to substitute 



\ ?? Btuiyers make a guUder of 40 cents value, 
cials'ecreter?.^™^^' ^'■^ '^^ ^^'"^'^ """^^ company's accounts in New Netherland, also provin- 



Albany County Records. 41 

[for himself] in case of need ; promising to hold good all that the attorney 
[Vasterick] in this matter shall do, on pledge of his person and estate, 
movable, present and future. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 19th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Evert Hedeman and Johannes Provoost. 

This is the mark of <~^ Arent Vanden Berch. 
Eherhardt Hedeman. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

On this date the 20th of July, appeared Andries Vander Sluys,i who 
declared himself to be surety for the person of William Frederiokse 
[Bout] in the action respecting the house, which Henderick Janssen Van 
ilytert,2 bought of the trustees of the estate of Jacob Luyersen deceased, 
for so much as the half of the aforesaid house comes to, to wit, the sum 
of four hundred and six guilders and ten stuivers. 

[This paper is imperfect and erased]. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., in the presence 
of Honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] and Adrian Gerritse 
[Papendorp], commissaries, &c., flarmen Jacobsen [Bambus], who de- 
clared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of 
the Honorable Claas Hendericksen [Van Schoonhoven],^ burgess and citi- 
zen of the aforesaid village, his heirs or assigns, a house, lot, and garden 
lying in the aforesaid village of Beverwyok, altogether 16 rods long and 
4 rods and 4 feet in breadth, according to the patent thereof, for the sum 
of nine hundred guilders in whole merchantable beavers, of which sum 
the aforementioned Claas Henderickse has already paid the half, and pro- 
mises to pay the other half in the month of July in the coming year 
1658; which aforesaid house, lot, and garden, the aforementioned 
Harmen Jacobson promises to free from all claims and demands, on 
pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, submitting the same 
to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 21st of July, A. D. 1657. 

Harmen Jacobs. 

Claas Hendrycksen. 
Adriaen Gerritsen, 
This is the mark of J-[ Goosen Gerritsen. 

Conditions and terms on which Cornelis Cornelissen and Jan Witmondt 
propose to sell their brew house lying in the Greenbush, in the colony 
Rencelaerswyck. First. — The brew house shall be delivered to the 
buyer, with all that is fast in earth and nailed, with a well, and the tools ; 

1 Andries Vander Sluys lived at Esopus. In 16B8,lie wrote to Gov. Stuyyesant, requestrng 
to be appointed voorlezer and schoolmaster.— Dutch ManuacHpts. 

' See Van Wytert. 

' Claas Hendericksen Van Schoonhoven was brother of Guert Hendericksen Van Schoon- 
hoven. He had considerable transactions In real estate as appears by his frequent conveyances. 
It Is not known that he left any descendants. 

6 



42 Albany Comity Records. 

a brew kettle, a work tub, a wort tub, with a cooler, an under trough, a 
handmill with four stones, thirty stout half barrels and six tubs {vlooten), 
two beer stillings, with two round tubs, (ronde knyperi), a neest (?) that 
is upon it, a beer yoke, and a beer tankard, a new stable seventeen feet 
long and fifteen feet broad, which shall be delivered tight wich a garden 
attached, except the garden stufi' which is therein. Delivery shall be 
made on the first of November, A. D. 1657. Payment shall be made in 
•three terms ; the first on delivery, in good whole merchantable beavers, 
and the second installment on the first of March, A. D. 1658, in good 
current seewant, and the third installment on the first of November., A. D. 
1658, in good whole merchantable beavers. The buyer shall be held to 
furnish two sufficient sureties, and that immediately, to the content of the 
seller. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties, in the aforesaid 
time, then shall it be sold again at his cost and charge, and whatever less 
it shall become worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever 
more it shall become worth he shall enjoy no profit thereby. The auction 
fees become a charge on the buyer. After much bidding, William 
Brouwer remained the last bidder, for the sum of twelve hundred and 
seven guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions ; for which sum Cor- 
nelis Wynooop stood surety, as principal, for the payment of the aforesaid 
sum, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real. 

Done in village of Beverwyck the 19th of Sept., A. D. 1657, in pre- 
sence of J. Provoost and Lowies Cobus. 

William Brouwer.' 

CORNELIS WyNCKOOP. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Ludovicus Cobes, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Port Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Cornells Cornelissen '- proposes to sell 
his house lying in the village of Beverwyck. First.— The house as it is, 
with its fixtures, shall be delivered to the buyer, with a lot of nine rods 
in length and four rods in breadth, with a garden behind Port Orange ; 
m the house there shall be delivered a garret, with a double chimney. 
Delivery shall be on the 8th of August, A. D. 1657. The payment shall 
be in three terms : the first with the delivery, in good whole merchant- 
able beavers, and the second installment on the 8th of Pebruary A D 
1658, in good current seewant, and the third installment on the'stli of 
July, A. D. 1658, in good whole merchantable beavers. The buyer 
shall be held to furnish two sufficient sureties, and that immediately to 
the content of the seller. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties 
in the aforesaid time, then it shall be sold again at his cost and charge, 
and whatever less it shall become worth, he shall be holden to make 
good, and whatever more it shall become worth, he shall enioy no profit 
therefrom. The commissions shall be a charge to the buyer After 



' William Brouwer, the ancestor of the Schenectaflr T!rraiui.ov= n,„„ v 
Philip HendrikBe Bro,, wer. He was buried inrbany Aifc- 3 TfiRCi' % P"*^^?.P=' "^ brother of 
the deacon's boolj under this date has this entry '"totde^ijeVraevpni"?" w'l, '° &' '^^^"' 
40 g. 15." After his death the brewery passed into the possession ofT»n n^",";, ^J"^" Brouwer, 
^^Ofthen.anyCorneliBesitisdii«cult''to say Which ^h^inrr^lr^o^^if/So^re^,"^^^^^ 



Albany County Records.. 43 

mucli bidding, Daniel Rinokhout remained the last bidder, for the sum of 
seven hundred and twelve guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, 
and Henderick Andriesse [Van Doesburgh] and Marcelis Janssen, stood 
as sureties and principals, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal 
and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 23d of July, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Henderick Reur and Johannes Provoost. 

Daniel Ringhougt. 
Hendriok Andriesen. 
Marcelys Janssen. 
Mendrick Reur. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms on which Rem Janssen [Smit] proposes to sell 
his little house, where G-ysbert Janssen 1 dwells, with the smith's house 
there, except the smith's tools. First. — The house with the smith's 
house and all its fixtures shall be delivered to the buyer, except the 
smith's tools, with the lot behind, as long as the lot of the large house, 
and as broad as the house, with the smith's house, and a bake oven 
therein. * * ;)c * * * 

[This paper is unexecuted and imperfect]. 

Conditions and terms on which Rem Janssen Smit proposes to sell his 
great house lying in the village of Beverwyck, with all its fixtures. 
First. — The house shall be delivered to the buyer, except the smith's 
bench and vise, with the lot as broad front and rear as the house is, and 
as long as the rear is fenced, with a free alley running through between 
both houses ; and there shall be delivered a cow stable and a hogsty, and 
a bleaching field with a bake oven. Delivery shall be made the last of 
September. Payment shall be made in three terms ; the first installment 
with the delivery, in good whole merchantable beavers ; the second install- 
ment on the first of May, A. D. 1658, in good current seewant ; and the 
third or last installment on the first of September, A. D. 1658, in good 
whole merchantable beavers. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two 
suflScient sureties, and that immediately, to the content of the seller. 
If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid time, 
then it shall be ofi'ered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever 
less it shall become worth, he shall be held to make good, and whatever 
more it shall become worth, he shall enjoy no profit therefrom. The 
commissions become a charge to the buyer. After much bidding, 
Cornells Teunisse remained the last bidder, for the sum of three thousand 
two hundred and twenty-five guilders, according to the above written 
conditions, and as security for the above mentioned sum, Rutger Jacobsen 
and Gerrit Bancker stood, on a pledge of their persons and estates, real 
and personal. 



'In 1660 Gyetert Jansen was brought before the court by the Buperinteudent °l}'^^Zf},t' 
and directed to pay his proportion of the cost of construction of a public well.— i^'cft Manu 



44 Albany County Records. 

Done in Fort Orange the 23d of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Hendrick Keur and Johannes Provoost. ^^^^^^^^ Thonisbn. 

EUTGER JaCOBSEN. 

Hendrick Reur. Gerrit BanCKER.i 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, _ , ti i. n 

La MONTAGNE, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

,1 Daniel Rinckhout, the . subscriber, acknowledge that I have leased 
to Reinier Wisselpenninck, a house standing and lying in the village oi 
Beverwyck, for the sum of one hundred guilders, half beavers and half 
seewant" from the middle (?) of August next in the year 1657, to the 
first of July, in the year 1658, to be paid as the rent becomes due whei^- 
upon the lessor shall be holden to deliver the aforesaid house tight in 
roof and glass; the respective parties below pledging their persons and 
estates, real and personal, submitting the same to all laws and judges, 
without craft or guile. . 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 23d of July, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Jan Roeloffsen and Pieter Lambertsen. 

Was signed by Daniel Rinckhoudt. 

Reynier Wisselpenninck. 
Jan Roeloffsen, and 
Pieter Lanibertsen.- 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Teunis 
Teunissen MetselaerS and Bgbetje Egberts, husband and wife, who 
declared that they had appointed, as by these presents, they do appoint 
and empower, Teunis Swaneken, in their names and in their behalf, to 
procure and receive the payment from Joncker Quarp, of such a sum 
as belongs to the appointers, according to the lease, which the attorney 
[Swaneken] already has in his hands, and for the furtherance of this 
object to proceed according to the method of law to a definite sentence, 
and from this sentence to proceed to execution, or to appeal from tbe 
same, as necessity demands, with power to substitute one or more persons, 
and to do in the case as if the appointers themselves were present; they 
promising to hold good all that the attorney shall do on pledge of their 
persons and estates, real and personal, submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

1 Gerrit Banker probably came from AmBterdam, Holland, wbere Ms brother William 
resided in 1698. He married Elizabeth Van Eps, daughter of Dirk Van Eps, and Maritie 
Damens, and had one son Evert, born 24 January, 1665. His house lot in Beverwyck was on the 
Bouth side of Joncker street, now State street, the ttiird (now second), east from South Pearl 
street. He also owned a lot on the north side of Beaver street, next west of the aloQS house. 
After her husband's death Mrs. Banker removed to New York, where she opened a store and 
resided until her death, on the 3d of July, 1693. The inventory of her property, made 26 August, 
1693, shows that she had houses and lands in Schenectady, Albany, Catskil and New York, 
besides a large amount of personal property. 

■ In 1658, complaint was made against Evert Nolden for drawing his knife and hanger on 
Pieter Lambertse. — Dutch Manuscripts, 

3 Teunis Teunissen Metselaer made his will in 1685, and then speaks of his wife Egbertie 
Egbertse and of hie children, Maritie, wife of Harmen Lievese, Egbert, Gerritie, wife of Andries 
Hanse, Dirke, wife of Bastian Harmense [Visscher], Willemtje aged 23 years, Anna aged 21 
years, and Marten aged 19 years. 



Albany County Records. 45 

Done in Fort Orange the 25th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Adrian bimonsen [Boer or Bat] and Johannes Provoost. 

Teunis Teunissen Metselaer. 
Egbertyen Egbers. 
This is the mark of -f- Adrian Simonsen. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Frans 
Jacobsen, who declared that he was honestly indebted to Adrian Simonsen 
in the sum of thirteen whole beavers ; which number of beavers he 
promises to pay the next year, 1658, in the month of May, with interest 
on the same at twenty per cent,i on pledge of his person and estate, 
real and personal. 

Done in Fort Orange the 25th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of Jan 
Cloet and Johannes Provoost. 

Fbans Jacobsen. 
Johannes Clute, witness. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of Jacob Schermerhooren and Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], com- 
missaries of the same jurisdiction, Teunis Teunisse [Metselaer], burgess 
and citizen of the village of Beverwyck, who declared that he had granted 
and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of Jan Cloet, his heirs or assigns, a garden 
lying behind Fort Orange, by Jan De Wevers,^ in length seven rods, and 
in breadth four rods, and that for the sum of eight and thirty guilders, 
in good whole merchantable beavers, to be paid in the month of October, 
A. D. 1657; and promises the same to free from all actions, claims or 
demands that may be upon the aforesaid garden^ on pledge of his person 
and estate, personal and real. 

Done in Fort Orange the 26th of July, A. D. 1657. 

Teunis Teunissen Metselaer. 

Jacob Janseu Schermerhooren. 

Philip Pieiersen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Privileged West India Company, deputy, etc., Cornells Cornelissen 
De Vos,3 who declared that he had appointed, as by these presents he 
does appoint and empower, the honorable Dirok Janssen Croon* in his 
name and in his behalf, to procure the payment from the honorable 

1 The usual interest at this time was 10 per cent. 

2 Jan Martense De Weever, who subseqaently settled at Kinderhook. 

3 Andries De Vos is called S(;Ao(»M;ffi*?'(father-in-law) of Cornells Yos.— Seeds, n, 1667. 
< Dirk Croon was of Amsterdam in imi.—Mnglish Manuscripts. 



46 Albany County Records. 

director general of New Netherland, of the sum of two hundred and 
forty-five guilders and eight stuivers fourteen pennies and two-ninths 
parts, earned by the appointor in the service of the Honorable West India 
Company, as appears by his settlement, signed by P. Stuyvesant and A. 
Reyser, also to procure the payment from said Heer [Stuyvesant] of two 
beavers, disbursed by the appointor, at the time of the English war, as the 
billet signed by Rutger Jacobsen shows ; acquittance for receipts to pass 
in case necessity requires it, and to do in this matter all that shall be right 
and just; promising to hold good all that the attorney [Croon] shall do in 
the matter, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real. 

Done in Fort Orange the 26th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Harmen Jacobsen [Rambus] and Johannes Provoost. 

COKNELIS Vos. 

Harmen Jacobs. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., the 
honorable Francoys Boon, who declared that he had appointed, as by 
these presents he does appoint and empower, the honorable Johaniies 
Van t'Willer of Newkerck in Gelderland, in his name and in his behalf, 
to procure [the payment] of a certain bill of exchange passed by Gysbert 
Philipse Van Velthuysen, upon the appointer [Boon] for the sum of six 
hundred Carolus guilders in current money, which bill of exchange was, 
by Cornells Pietersen Huysman, dwellingat Velthuysen, not accepted and 
was protested, because G-ysbert Philipsen Van Velthuysen had received 
of the aforementioned Cornells Pietersen Huysman the value of fifty 
guilders in money, for which sum he demands a settlement of him ; the 
aforesaid attorney [Van t'Willer is authorized] to procure the payment 
of said sum of six hundred guilders and to proceed against him [Philipsen] 
according to law, before competent judges, namely, before the honorable 
magistrates of the province of Gelderlant, to definite sentence, the same 
to execute or waive, as he shall find good, for the receipt of the -aforesaid 
money acquittance to pass, and in said matter to act as if the appointer 
himself were present ; promising to hold good all that the attorney [Van 
t'Willer] in this matter shall do without the exception of any privilege 
or action, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present 
and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 28th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Evert Heedeman. 

Francoos Boon. 
Eberhardt Hedeman, as witness. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Jan 
Labit6,i who declared that he had appointed and empowered, as by these 

r^of-n^S ^^^'i^'i/*!?"'"'® °^<«^'"''"'S' '^^^ °°* previous to 1634; he was commissary for the 
patroon, ami held the same offloe in Fort Orange nnder the company. He married Jillisie Claes 

x^tt"prl?rtlatlrio°n| feffi thtil'^"'^^'^ °™'°^ '""^^ ^^ ^ '^^^ '°' ^' B.^..^...^,, i£ 



Albany County Records. 47 

presents he does appoint and empower, Reyndert Hoorn, in his name and 
in his behalf, to ask and to procure of the honorable director general of 
New Netherland, payment of the sum of three hundred and sixty-three 
guilders, seventeen stuivers and thirteen pennies, earned by the appointer 
for the honorable West India Company, as appears by his settlement 
for the receipt of said moneys acquittance to pass, and in the matter to do 
as if the appointor himself was present ; promising to hold good all that 
the attorney [Hoorn] 1 in this matter shall do, on pledge of his person and 
estate, personal and real, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange the 30th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Teunis Tempelier and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Labatie. 
Thuenes Pietersen Temper.^ 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Teunis 
Pietersen Tempelier, who declared that he had appointed, as by these 
presents he does appoint and empower the Honorable Philip Pieterse 
[Schuyler] and Jan Mangelsen,3 in his name and in his behalf, to ask 
and to procure all the debts which are due to him, according to his 
account book, for the receipts thereof to pass acquittances, and in the 
matter to do as if the appointer himself were present; promising to hold 
for good all that the attorneys [Schuyler and Mangelsen] in this matter 
shall do, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 30th of July, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Thunes Pietersen Temper. 

Ludovicus Oobes. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known by the contents of this 
present instrument, that in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ, sixteen 
hundred seven and fifty, on the thirtieth day of the month of July, before 
me Johannes La Montagne, etc., and in the presence of the after named 
witnesses, appeared the honorable G-oosen Gerritsen [Van Schaick], 
widower of Gerritie Brant', bridegroom, on the one side, and Annetie 
Lievens, daughter of Lievens Janssen^, bride, of the other side, who 
declared that, for God's honor, they are resolved upon a future marriage, 
and before the bands of the same, have willingly made the following con- 

1 In 1662 Reyndert Janeen Hoorn had permission to come to New Amsterdam and reside there 
four months free from arrest to settle with his creditors.— Z)«teA Manuseripts. 

2 Tennis Pietersen Temper was prohably in trade at Beverwyck for a short time. In 1660 
certain beaver skins — property of his — were confiscated in New Amsterdam.— />MfcA Manu- 
seripts. 

3 Jan Mangelse, an Indian trader in 1681. — Butch Manuscripts. 

< Gerritie Brant was daughter of Brandt-Peelen [Van Nieuwkerke] who came to Albany in 
1630 — 0' Callaghan' s History of New Netherland. r, 433. 

5 Lievens Janssen received a patent for 25 morgens of land in Newtown, L. I., adjoining 
Hellgate in 1654, on which he built a house. The next year he sold this plantation to Andries 
Andriessen and removed to Beverwyck.— Dutch Manuseripts. 



48 Albany County Records. 

tract. First. — For the maintenance of this marriage, the aforesaid married 
people shall mutually bring together and bestow all their goods and effects, 
however much, of whatever kind and nature, in whatever place, and with 
whatever persons the same may lie outstanding and remaining; none of 
those effects are to be excepted, which they each at present possess and 
which it is just should be possessed in common by them, according to 
the customs of Holland ; except that on the part of the bridegroom, there 
shall be reserved, six thousand guilders, for his four children left by 
G-erritie Brant, his late wife, to wit, Geertien Goossen, Gerrit G-oossen, 
Sybrant Goossen and Antony Goossen, for their contingent possession 
from their late mother : which sum shall remain in common or in the 
hands respectively of the bridegroom and bride, until the time that each 
of said children comes to competent age, or the marriage state, at which 
time, to each one of the same shall be given his contingent possession, 
without rent or interest ; there is also excepted all the clothing and jewels 
of Gerritie Brant, his late wife, which she in her life time gave to 
Geertjen Goossen, his oldest daughter, which, or the value of them, shall 
be given to her at her majority, or marriage; provided that the other 
three children, each out of his portion be assessed as the aforesaid clothing 
and jewels shall be estimated by two impartial persons, which portion 
shall be taken from the aforesaid sum of six thousand guilders. Item 
that the aforesaid children shall be brought up and maintained in victuals 
and clothes, until their majority or marriage, without lessening their 
matrimonial [maternal ?] estate, using only the income of the aforesaid 
sum of six thousand guilders; which marriage and conditions the said 
bridegroom and bride promise to keep without craft or guile, on pledge 
of their persons and estate, personal and real, submitting the same to all 
laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck ut supra, in presence of Philip 
Pietersen [Schuyler] and Johannes Provoost." 

This is the mark of -|- Goosen Geeritsen. 
Philip Pietersen Schuyler. Annetgb Lievens. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before ine Johannes De La Montagne, in the service, etc. 
the honorable Glaas Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven], who declared that 
he had appointed, as by these presents he does appoint and empower the 
honorable Jan Verbeeck and Hendrick Andriessen [Van Doesbur<.h1 
and his wife Cornelia Prederickse, in his absence, to direct all his affairs 
debts to receive and for the same discharge to give, debts to pay from his 
effects, transfers to give, and in all his affairs to act as if he himself were 
present; promising to hold good all that the said attorneys, with his said 
wife shall do, on pledge of his person and estate, pers.;nal and real 
present and future, and submitting the same to all laws and iudc.es 

Done in Fort Orange, in presence of Zacarias Sickelssen and Evert 
iideman, witnesses for that purpose called, the 3d of August, 1657. 

/y 7 « , , Claes Hendrycksen. 

Zacharj/as Sechels. -"-oji". 

Eherhardt Ifedemann. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orano-e. 



Albany County Becords. 49 

At this date the sixth of August, A. D. 1657, Harmen Jacobse 
LBambus] and Hendenck Bierman, came to an agreement about the 
burgher excise of beer and wine, whereupon Harmen Jacobse, as farmer 
ot the same, transferred it wholly to the above mentioned Henderick 
Bierman, and that for the sum of six hundred guilders to be paid in two 
installments; the first, four hundred guilders, to be paid in the time of 
eight days from the date hereof, to Eut Jaeobsen [Van Schoenderwoertl 
and the other two hundred guilders, when the excise falls due, for which 
aforesaid sum of six hundred guilders, Marcelus Janssen [Van Bommel] 
and Henderick Driessen [Andriessen Van Doesburgh] stood sureties 
on pledge of their persons and estates, real and personal. ' 

Done in the village of Beverwyck ut supra, in presence of Claes Hen- 
derickse and William Prederickse [Bout]. 

Harmen Jacobs. 
This is the mark -|- of Henderick Bierman. 
Marcelys Janssen. 
Hendrick Andriessen. 
As witnesses, Claas Hendrycksen. 
This is the mark of -\- William Frederickse, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., Har- 
men Jaeobsen [Bambus], who declared that he had granted and conveyed, 
as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual posses- 
sion, to the behoof of the honorable Kutger Jaeobsen, burgess and citizen 
of the villajic of Beverwyck, his yacht, named the Oak Tree {Eyckenloom'), 
just as it at present lies in the roadstead, with all its appurtenances, for 
the sum of eighteen hundred guilders, for which sum the aforesaid Har- 
men Jacobse, the same yacht from said Kutger Jaeobsen bought, and from 
failure of payment, the same yacht, by these presents, he has been obliged 
to reconvey, yielding, by these presents, all claims that he upon said yacht 
may have, on pledge of his person and estate, personal and real. 

Done in Fort Orange the 10th of August, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
William Martense [Hues] and Johannes Provoost. 

Harmen Jacobse. 
Willem Martense Hues. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before tne, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known by the contents of this '^ 
present instrument, that in the year sixteen hundred and fifty-seven, on 
the thirteenth day of the month of August, appeared before me Johannes 
La Montagne, in the service of the General Privileged West India Com- 
pany, deputy at Fort Orange and village of Beverwyck, Roeloff' Swart- 
wout,' in the presence of his father, Tomas Swartwout, on the one side, 
and Eva Albertsen (Bratt), widow of the late Antony De Hooges,'- in the 

' Roeloff Swartwout was appointed the flrat sheriff of Bsopna in 1660.— O'CaUaglum's Bistory 
of New Nelherland, ii, 430. 

2 Anthony De Hooges sncceeded Arent Van Carler in 1642 as sapenntendent of the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck.— ffCaMagJian'e Eiatory of New Netherlands i, 382. 



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50 Albany County Records. 

presence of Albert Andriessen [Bratt] her father of the other side, 
who in the following manner have covenanted this marriage contract, to 
wit, that for the honor of God the said Eoeloff Swartwout and Eva 
Albertsen -after the manner of the Reformed religion respectively held 
by them shall marry; secondly, that the said married people shall con- 
tribute and bring together all their estates, personal and real, of whatsoever 
nature they may be, to be used by them in common, according to the 
custom of Holland, except that the bride, Eva Albertse, in presence of 
the orphan masters, recently here chosen, to wit. Honorable Jan Verbeeck 
and Evert Wendels, reserves for the children of her and Antony De 
Hooges, for each of them, a hundred guilders, to wit, for Maricken, 
Anneken, Catrina, Johannes, and Eleonora De Hooges, for which sum of 
one hundred guilders for each child respectively [she] mortgages her 
house and lot, lying here in the village of Beverwyok ; it was also 
covenanted, by these presents, by the mutual consent of the aforewritten 
married people, that Barent Albertse [Bratt]' and Tennis Slingerland, 
brother and brother-in-law of the said Eva Albertse, and uncles of said 
children, should be guardians of said children, to which the aforesaid 
orphan masters have consented ; which above written contract the respective 
parties promise to hold good, on pledge of their persons and estates, 
personal and real, present and future, the same submitting to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Eort Orange ut supra, in presence of Pieter Jacobsen and 
Johannes Provoost, witnesses, for that purpose called. 

KoELOFP Swartwout. 
This is the mark of -|- Eva Albertse. 

Thomas Swartwout. 

Albert Andriessen. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

Evert Wbndel. 

Teunis Cornelissen.2 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
This is the mark of -\- Pieter Jacohsenfi 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagnb, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Terms and conditions on which Jan Roeloffso [De Goyer], purposes to 
sell at public sale his house and the whole lot lying on the hill according 
to the patent thereof. First.— The house shall be delivered to the buyer 
with all the fixtures, with the whole lot, twenty rods long, and in breadth 
to the east, five rods one foot, or two exclusive ; to the west the hill in 
breadth seven and a half rods. The delivery of the house and lot shall be 
given on the first of October of this year, 1657. The payment shall be 
made in two terms, the first installment with the delivery of the house 
and the second installment, on the first of August, 1658, and that in whole 



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1 Barent Albertse Bratt liTed without the north gate of Beverwyok in Wnn inst w„at „f*K 
mam guard near or on the east corner of Steuben street and Broadwar He hid frL ! °' """ 
ingB from the common council not to fence in certain srounda twT'l,„^„ ■ fl^iuent warn- 

, mmeWs Annals of Albany, it, 109, etc. ; vn, 84 grounds there belongmg to the city.- 

2 TeuniB Cornelise Slingerland came early to Beverwvck nnfl BotHo.q „t /^ ■ 

: Niskata, now New Scotland, where his descendants may be fmrr,d ?n tl5 'i 0°»squathaw or 

Engeltie Albertse Bratt, and among their children were Arent a5w In^r '^''l- ^l "amed 

in Schenectady. '"" ""'^'^ ■*'^'*°^' ^'oert; and Cornells, who settled 

= Pieter Jacobsen (Borsboom?), brickmaker (steeniakker), who early removed to Schenectady. 



Albany County Records. 51 

merchantable beavers. The buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient 
sureties, jointly and severally, to the content of the seller and that imme- 
diately. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties immediately, then 
it shall be offered for sale again at the cost and charge of the buyer, and 
whatever less it comes to be worth he shall be held to make good, and 
whatever more it shall come to be worth, he shall enjoy no benefit from it. 
The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. After many offers, 
Cornells Segerse [Van Voorhoudt] ' remained the last bidder, for the sum 
of two thousand and twenty-one guilders, according to the abovesaid con- 
ditions, whereupon the aforesaid Cornells Segerse bought the said house, 
upon coudition that Jan Koeloffse shall take his horse, named Little Star 
(Kolletie), for the sum of four hundred guilders, as a deduction from the 
first payment, which horse the buyer shall deliver to the seller, with the 
delivery of the house, for which sum of two thousand and twenty-one 
guilders, the honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Francoys Boon stood 
his sureties, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 20th of August, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

CoRNELis Segersen, with his own hand signed. 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren. 

Francoos Boon. 
Ludovicus Oobus, as witness. 
Johannes Provoost, as witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Upon the date underwritten Harmen Jacobsen [Bambus], who at public 
sale remained the last bidder, in behalf of a garden lying behind Fort 
Orange, belonging to Jan Roeloffsen [De Goyer], promised to make 
payment for the same in two installments the first on the first of May, 
A. D. 1658 : with the first payment the garden shall be delivered to Har- 
men Jacobsen, and that for the sum of one hundred and thirty-eight 
"•uilders ; whereupon Pieter Jellesen Metselaer, stood surety for the last 
payment, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 20th of August, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Harmen Jacobs. 
Pieter Jellesen Metselaer. 
Ludovicus Oohes. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Privileged West India Company, vice director, etc., in the 
presence of the honorable Jacob Schermerhooren and Abraham Staets, 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Harmen Bastiaensen [Visscher], 

I Cornelia Se^erae Van Voorhoudt came to Beverwyck in 1642^ "and succeeded Vand^Donck 
on t£e7arm calfed Weelysbnrgh, on Castie island He married Bja^ Jacobs^ by whom he ^ 
six children. Many of the family now pass by the name of Seger, m Albany county. 
0' Oaaaghati's Kutory of New Netherland, i, 433. 



52 Albany County Records. 

who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents 
he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of 
"William Hofmeyri his heirs or assigns, a garden, bounding upon the 
south side of Henderick Janssen Westercamp, east, west and north a 
common road, length six rods ten feet, breadth six rods and one foot, 
which garden is a part of the patent of Jan Tomassen [Mingael] to him 
granted by the director general and council of New Netherland, of date 
23d of April, 1650, for the sum of two hundred and sixty guilders, in 
good current seewant, to be paid in cash ; the grantor promising the 
aforesaid garden to free from all claims or demands, on pledge of his 
person and estate, personal and real, the same submitting to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 28th of August, A. D. 1657. 

Haemen Bastiaens. 

WiLLEM HOFEMETEE. 
Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren. 
Abraham Staes. 
Acknowledged, 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of Jacob Schermerhooren and Philip Pieterse Schuyler, Chris- 
toffle Davids, burgess and citizen of the village of Beverwyck, who 
declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, in real and actual pos.session, to the behoof of Jan 
Tomassen [Mingael ?], also citizen of the same village, his heirs or assigns 
a house and garden lying in said village of Beverwyck, next to the Heer 
Kenselaer, on the river bank, in length on the west side along the road 
eight rods and one foot, on the east along the river eight rods and one 
foot, on the north on the lot of Gossen Gerritse [Van Sohaiok], in breadth 
six rods, on the south side, in breadth three and a half rods, which garden 
was received from Frans Barentse Pastoor, of date 6 July, 1657, for 
the sum of three hundred and fifty guilders, of which sum said Christofel 
Davids acknowledges he has had satisfaction ; promising the said garden 
to free from all claims and demands, which may be against said garden, on 
pledge of his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, the 
same submitting to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 7th day of September, 1657. 

This is the mark of -f- Christopeel Davids. 
Jacob Janse Schermerhooren. 
Philip Pietersen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

Conditions and terms according to which Cornells Vos [De Vos] 
proposes to sell at public sale his new house and lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck. First. — The house shall be delivered to the buyer, wirti 
all the fixtures, in breadth in front upon the street, nineteen feet and 



> Willem Hoffmeyer was fined BOO gmlders ($200 and baniahed two years for convevine beer 
np the river and selhng it to the In&ns. The next year he had a suit with Jochem Welaelae 
Bakker, hw BtepUXhei, mteleience to a UoMse.- Dutch Manuscripts "" """ ""caem wesaeiae 



Albany County Records. 53 

four inches, and breadth in the rear, eighteen feet, length five and twenty 
feet, with a lot behind of five and sixty feet in length, and in breadth 
fourteen feet, stretching from the kil to the breadth of the hou=e ; also the 
lot is nineteen feet four inches in breadth in front on the street, in the 
rear on the kil side the breadth is fourteen feet. * * * * 
[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted.] 

Conditions and terms on which Cornells Vos [De Vos] proposes to 
sell at public sale his old house where he at present lives, with the lot. 
First. — The house shall be delivered to the buyer as it at present is 
occupied by the seller, with its fixtures, except the signboard ; the aforesaid 
house is twenty-one and a half feet broad and five and twenty feet long; 
with the lot five and twenty and a half feet broad ; the lot is four feet 
wider than the house, to have a free gangway ; the whole lot with the 
house is one hundred and four feet long. 

[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted.] 

Conditions and terms on which Jacob Kipi proposes to sell publicly, 
to the highest bidder, his house, kitchen, hen or hog yard, and lot 
lying in the city of [New] Amsterdam, over against the house of 
Heer Olofi' Stevense [Van Cortland],- as the same is occupied by him. 
The house two and thirty feet long and twenty feet broad, inclosed 
with thick planks and a glazed pantile roof, has a garret and floor, cellar 
walled up three, four or five feet with stone, and has a brick chimney 
in the front room, also a shop, the partition wall of bricks, the inner room 
built up with brick all around (rundtom), bedstead, counting house, and 
larder therein, besides the aforesaid house, there is a kitchen eight or 
nine feet wide and seventeen or eighteen feet long, on the side of the 
house, with a brick chimney, in use by him, together with a hen or hog 
yard in the rear, and the place paved with bricks, and an apple tree 
therein, also a common gangway on the west side of the house six feet 
wide, and a common well, and what more is thereon and fast in earth and 
nailed, except the andirons (handizer^ and hearth stone. * * * * 

[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted.] 

Conditions on which the Heer deputy and commissaries of Fort Orange 
and village of Beverwyck, desire to farm out to the highest bidder, the 
burgher wine and beer excise, for the time of one year. The farming, 
as well as the duties shall begin on the first day of November, A. D. 
1657, and end on the last day of October, A. D. 1658, according to the 
ordinances of our fatherland. The farmer of the excise shall receive for 
a tun of strong beer (goedt bier') one dollar {daelder'), for a tun of small 
beer (Jdein bier) ten stuivers (20 cts.), for a hogshead of French wine, six 
guilders ($2.40), for an anker^ of brandy, Spanish wine or spirits (waters) 
two guilders (80 cts.). The farmer of the excise shall be holden to 



> Jacoh Kip waa a resident of New Amsterdam : for an account of this family, see O'Calla- 
ghan's History of New Neth^rland, n, 213. 
' Ibid., I, p. 212. 
3 About 10 gallons. 



54 Albany County Records. 

furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly and severally, as principals, to 
the content of those who farm out the excise {verpuchters), to pay the 
aforesaid farmer's excise every quarter, a fourth part of the whole sum. 
In case that the farmer shall fail of the aforesaid sureties, thenit shall 
be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes 
to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever more it comes 
to be worth he shall enjoy no benefit therefrom. After many offers, 
Marcelis Janssen [Van Bommtl]' remained the last bidder for the sum 
of two thousand one hundred and fifteen guilders, according to the above- 
written conditions, and Andries Herbertsen and Jan Van Aken- stood 
sureties as principals, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal 
and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 5th of October, A. D. 1657. 

Maroelys Jansen. 

Andries Herberts. 

This is the mark of -^-^f^^J^ Jan Van Aeoken. 



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Conditions upon which the honorable deputy and commissaries of Fort 
Orange and village of Beverwyck desire to farm out to the highest bidder, 
the slaughter excise for the space of one year. The farming of the 
aforesaid slaughter excise shall commence on the first day of October, in 
the year 1657, and end on the last day of September, A. D. 1658. The 
farmer shall receive for slaughtered animals, that is to say, oxen, cows, 
bulls, calves, hogs, goats and sheep, a stuiver for every guilder'^ of the 
value of the same, in case of dispute, to be valued by impartial persons ; 
the farmer shall stand holden to furnish two sufiicient sureties to the 
content of the Heer commissaries, for the excise money, to be paid, one 
just fourth part of said excise every quarter of a year, and if the farmer 
can furnish no sufficient surety, it shall again be offered for sale at his cost 
and charge, and whatever less it shall come to be worth, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it shall become worth, he shall 
receive no profit therefrom. After many offers, Marcelus Janssen [Van 
Bommel] remained the last bidder for the sum of seven hundred and 
twelve guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions; and as sureties for 
the aforesaid sum, Andries Herbertsen and Jan Van Aeoken [offered 
themselves], on pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 5th of October, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Ludovicus Cobussen. 

Marcelys Jansen. 
Andries Herherts. 
This is the mark of X Jan Van Aeoken. 
LudovicHS Cobus, as wilncas. 
Johannes Provoost, as witness. 

This farming was made in the presence of the vice director, J. La 
Montague, and Jacob Schermerhooren, Philip Pieterse Schuyler, Jan 



' Marcelis Janse was one of the innkeepers of Beverwyck. 

'Jan Coster van Accken ia often mentioned in these records. No names of the famllv aooear 
on the ancient church register of baptisms. 
3 This eicise amounted to 2 cents for every 40 cents in the value of the animals mentioned. 



Albany County Records. 55 

Tomasse [Mingael], Goossen Gerritse [Van Schaick] and Adrian Gerritse 
[Papendorp], commissaries, the 5tli oP October, A. D. 1657. 

La Montagne, V. Br. of Fort Orange. 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 

Jan Tomassen. 

Adrian Gerrietsen. 

Conditions on which the director general and council of iNew Netherland 
propose to farm out the excise of beer, wine and strong waters consumable 
by the tapsters in Port Orange, village of Beverwyck, and appendauces of 
the same. First. — That the farming out, as well as the collecting the 
duties, be done in pursuance of the laudable customs of our fatherland, and 
in accordance with the printed ordinance and placards of the honorable 
their high mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands, 
to that end made (in respect to the matter of finances and subsidies 
required for the common weal) whereof a printed exemplar shall be put 
into the hands of the Heer deputy and commissaries. The farming of the 
excise shall begin on the first of November, of the year 1657, and end on 
the last of October, A.. D. 1658, during which time the farmer, of himself, 
may collect and receive, or by his deputy or collector may collect and 
receive, for all wines, beers, or distilled (?) waters by any tapsters, 
innkeepers or retailers, to be drawn and consumed by the small measure, 
in Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck, colony of Renselaerwyck, Catskil, 
Esopus, and other places, lying between them, or falling within this 
period, as follows : for a tun of domestic brewed beer, 4 guilders (11.60), 
for a tun of oversea or foreign beer, 6 guilders ($2.40), for a hogshead of 
French wine or Rhenish wine (rincewyn), sixteen guilders ($6.40), for 
an ankeri of brandy or of distilled waters, malmsey (maelueseyeii), Spanish 
or Canary wines, 16 guilders ($6.40) per anker, and proportionally for 
greater or less casks (^fustatie). Inasmuch as at the sale'^ two or more 
persons may make the same bid, it remains for the Messrs. contractors 
to choose according to their liking and approbation, and to grant the 
excise to one of the bidders at their pleasure, or to offer the same at public 
sale again, if they find it proper to do so. The farmer stands holden to 
furnish two sufficient sureties to the content of the Messrs. contractors 
for the excise money, and to pay every quarter a just fourth part in 
current seewant, to the receiver of the director general and council, or to 
their attorney, and that upon order of the honorable Messrs. director 
general and council. Next, to prevent all caviling, misunderstanding, 
compounding and frauds, the Messrs. contractors stipulate and agree that 
after the expiration of this contract, whenever the farming out shall be 
renewed, it shall be permitted to the new farmer, immediately, or on the 
following day, or at the longest within the time of three days, after the 
new farming, in common form and in presence of the late farmer, if he 
wishes to be present, to guage the remainders of the wines, beers and 
distilled waters kept over by the tapsters, innkeepers or retailers, and by 

1 lOJf sallona. 

2 There were two methods of offering property at public sale : by one, the purchasers commenc- 
ing at a low figure gradually raised the price until the seller was willing to pronounce the article 
sold ■ by the other, the seller offered the article at a higher figure than he expected to get, and 
gradually lowered the price until some one of the purchasers cried out "mm." The latter 
method called by the Dutch mining, was more commonly used by them than the former. 



56 Albany County Records. 

them given over for the new farming, for which wines, beers, or distilled 
waters held and found over two-thirds of the excise received or due, shall 
be returned and restored to his successor. The director general and 
council reserve to themselves the interpretation and amplification ot these 
presents, and promise the farmer all proper aid and assistance in his acts 
and arrests. At the public sale of the above farming, William Frede- 
rickse Bout,i became the farmer for the sum of four thousand two 
hundred and fifty guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, and the 
Messrs. Arnoldus [Arent] Van Corlaer and Cornells Teunisse [Bos] stood 
sureties for the farmer, for the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their persons 
and estates, personal and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, 
in presence of Lowies Gobus and Johannes Provoost. 

This is the mark of ''^^f^ Willem Fredbrickse Bout. 

A. Van Ourler.s 

COENELIS ThONISEN BOS. 

Ludovicus Oohes. 
Johannes Provoost, cleric. 

Conditions and terms on which JuiFrouw Johanna De Hulter^ proposes 
to sell at public sale her brick kiln {steen bakkerij') as it stands. First. 
The brick kiln shall be delivered to the buyer as it stands fenced, and shall 
be shown to him, in free ownership, except that he shall pay as an 
acknowledgment, two guilders yearly, to the patroon. The delivery 
shall be made on the 8th of November, 1657. The payment shall be 
made in three terms, to wit ; the first installment on the first of July, 1658, 
one-half in good whole merchantable beavers, and the other half in good 
current seewant; the second installment on the first of July, A. D. 1659, 
the half also in good whole merchantable beavers, and the other half in 
good current seewant ; and the third instalment, on the first of July A. D. 
1660, also to be paid in the aforesaid currencies. The buye? shall be 
holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, and that immediately, to the 
content of the seller. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in 

1 Willem Frederickae Bout was one of the innlieepers of Beverwyck. 

2 Arendt Van Curler came out from Holland in 1630, as assittant commiBsary of the patroon, 
hut was soon after his arrival appointed conitnissary-general, or superintendent of the colony, 
and acted as colonial secretary until 1642; his jurisdiction extended from Beeren island to the 
mouth of the Mohawk on both sides of the river ; 1642 he rescued father Jogues from the Mohawks ; 
1646 married Antonia Slaghhoom, and visited Holland; and on his return moved to the flats 
above Albany, where he had a farm ; 1659 held a conference with the MohHwks at Caughnawagas, 
and renewed the treaty of sixteen years slanding with them ; 1660 assisted Stuyvesftlit at a nego- 
tiation with all the Indian tribes at Esopns (Kingston) ; was one of the leaders in the settlement 
of Schenectady 1661-2; and on the surrender of New Netherland to the English, was specially 
Bent for by Gov. Nicoll to he consulted on Indian affnirs and the interests of the country generally ■ 
was highly respected by the governors of Canada; was invited by the viceroy, Tracy, to visit 
Quebec, 1667, and set out accompanied by M. Fontaine, whom he had rescued from the Indians— 
hiB influence among them being so unlimited, and his memory so liighly esteemed, that all 
succeeding governors of New York were addressed by the name of Corlaer, in honor of him. In 
attempting to cross Lake Charaplain in a canoe, he was overtaken by a storm and drowned, it is 
supposed near Split rock, and the country experienced a great loss, and the French of Canada a 
warm and efHcient friend.— 0' Callaghan^s History of New Setlierland, i, 322. 

' Johan De Hulter, one of the partners of Eensseiaerswyck, emharkcd in May, 16B3, from Amster- 
dam, in the vessel called the Qraef, with different families, taking with them a number of free 
men, among whom were several mechanics, as one extraordinary potter (steenbakker hrick- 
maker), who intended to settle either in the colony or any other convenient p\ncQ.— Albany 
Mecords, iv, 93. Mrs. De Hulter was a daughter of Johannes De Laet. In 165T she obtained a 
patent for 600 acres of land at 'Eso^us.— Dutch Mamiscnpta, hh, 74. 



Albany County Hecords. 57 

the aforesaid time, it shall again be offered for sale at his cost and charge, 
and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be holden to make good 
and whatever more it shall become worth he shall enjoy no profit therefrom. 
The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. After many offers, 
Adrian Jansen Van Ilpendam remained the last bidder, for the brick kiln^ 
of Juffrouw Johanna de Hulter, for the sum of eleven hundred guilders, 
according to the aforesaid conditions, on pledge of his person and estate, 
personal and real. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, 
in presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Adrian Van Ilpendam. 

At the same time, Pieter Loockermans and Cornells Teunissen Bosch^ 
stood as sureties and principals for the person [of Adrian Van Ilpendam], 
and the aforesaid sum of eleven hundred guilders, on pledge of their 
persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done ut supra in presence of the above written persons. 

COENELIS ThONISEN BoS. 

Pieter Loockermans. ^ 

Madam [Juffrouw'] Johanna De Hulter proposes to sell at public sale , 
her tile kiln (j>annenbackerij"), according to the aforementioned conditions 
for the brick kiln, provided that the tile kiln be bound to be worked one 
year at her own expense, according to the contract made with the late 
Heer De Hulter, and that she shall receive five and twenty guilders a 
thousand and a suit of clothes during the year as a present. After many 
offers, Pieter Meese [Vrooman], remained the last bidder, for the tile 
kiln, for the sum of three thousand seven hundred and seventeen guil- 
ders, according to the foregoing conditions, on bond of his person and 
estate, personal and real. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost, for which sum Andries Her- 
bertsen an(? Cornells Woutersen [Cornelisse Sterrevelt] stood sureties on 
the aforesaid pledge. 

Pieter Meese Vrooman.* 
Andries Herbertsen. 

CORNELIS CORNELISSEN StERREVELT. 

Lvdovicus Gobes. 
Johannes Provoost. 

Madame Johanna De Hulter proposes to sell, atpublie sale, her pasture, 
as it stands in fence, except the garden stuff, which is thereon, and it 

1 The often repeated tradition of dwellings built of bricks brougbt from Holland would seem 
to be discredited by the fact that bricks and tiles were made in the province at so eariy a date. 

2 Cornelia Teunisse Bos, imuwkmcht to Comelis Maase Van Buren in 1631, was commiasary 
at Fort Orange previous to 1662.— 0' GaUaghan's History of New Netherlands i, 434. 

3 A brother of Govert Loockermans of New Amsterdam, who came from Tumhout, Holland. 
Jacob Loockermans, another brother, was also a citizen of Beverwyck at this time. — Dutch 



4 There were three brothers Vrooman in Albany, Jacob, Pieter, and Hendrik. The latter 
settled early in Schenectady, where he was killed by the French and Indiana, Feb. 9, 1690, leaving 
a large family of children from whom have descended all the Vroomana of this vicinity. The 
first brother, Jacob, died in Albany in 1691, leaving no children. Pieter was a surveyor and died 
in 1684. A son and daughter survived him ; but the son had no descendants, save one daughter 
Geertruy. 



58 Albany County Records. 

shall be delivered on the 8th of November free and clear, the payment 
as before. After many oifers, Jan Janse Van Otterspoor' remained the 
last bidder, for the pasture of Madam Johanna De Hulter, for the sum ot 
eight hundred and eighty guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, 
and Cornells Teunisse [Antonisse] Van Slyck and Jurian Teunisse 
[Glazemaecker] stood as sureties, for the aforesaid sum, on pledge ot their 
persons and estates, personal and real. . 

Done in Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Janssen. 

CoRNELis Anthonissen [Van Slyck].^ 

JUERYAN TtlNISSEN. 

Madam Johanna De Hulter proposes to sell at public sale her 
dwellino- house, as it stands in fence, with a barn (schuurhercli) and a 
garden," which lies within the fence; it shall be delivered to the buyer, 
on the first of June, A. D. 1658, free and clear, and the payment shallbe 
according to the conditions, before stated. After many offers, Didrick 
Van Hamel3 remained the last bidder, for the dwelling house of Madam 
De Hulter, for the sum of two thousand one hundred guilders, according 
to the aforesaid conditions, and the honorable Johan Verbeeck and Adrian 
Janse [Appel] Van Leyden, stood as sureties for the aforesaid sum, on 
pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 8th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobus and J. Provoost. 

D. V. Hambl. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

Adrian Janssen Van Leyden.'* 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, deputy, etc., Jan Gillissen 
Kock, who declared that the last of the month of October, being on the 
yacht of Evert Pels' he heard Jan Van Breemen" say among the farmers 
at Katskil, coucorning there being fodder for the beasts, which were in 
the yacht of the aforesaid Evert Pels, that no fodder was provided for 
the beasts, six in number, because the kil was dry, and he had taken two 
men also, to wit; the boor of his farm, and Gerrit Segersen, to drive the 
beasts overland to Port Orange; upon which Tryntje Jurriaensen asked 
said Jan Van Breemen, if there was no feed about the country to be had 
with a cart; whereupon he, Jan Van Breemen, answered " The devil may 

1 There was a place at Manhattans on the east riyer, called the Otterspoor (the otter run).— 
Dutch Marmseripts. 

' Cornells Antonisse "Van Slyck arrived in Albany in 1641, and was the first patentee of Catskil 
in 1646, giTcn to him for eminent services rendered in bringing about a general peace, and in 
raiiBODiing prisoners in the hands of the Indians. — 0' GaUaghan^s Hisionj of New Netlierlanci, 
I, 384. He had an Indian wife, by whom he had at least three children, Jacques, Marten, and 
Hilletie. The former settled in Schenectady and left a large family ; the latter married Fieter 
Van OLinda, and also left descendants. Cornelia Antonisse Van Slyck was sometime called 
Broer Cornelia. 

3 Mr. Van Hamel was secretary of Rensselaerswyck. — Dutch Mafmscripts . 

^ Adrian Janse Appel, atias Van Leyden, waa an innkeeper in Beverwyck whence he removed 
to New Amsterdam. He had at least two sons, Johannes and Willem, who were wounded at the 
sack of Schenectady, Feb. 9, 1690. 

6 Evert Pels Van Steltyn, brewer, and wife lived at the Mill creek, Greenbush. They came 
to New Nctherland in 1642, with Do. Megapolensis.— O' Oallaghan's History of New Netlierland, 
1,440. 

« Jan Jansen Van Bremen came over in 1640, and lived at Bethlehem ; in 16B0 he removed to 
Catskil.— i6i«?., J, 441, 



Albany County Records. 59 

draw it by land." Also, that he said to Tryntie Jurriaense, " We should 
let the beasts die of hunger if we should let them be driven overland to 
Fort Orange," whereupon the aforementioned Tryntje Jurriaense said, 
" There is no danger for the beasts from the Indians or others," Jan Van 
Breemen answered, " I will stand the danger of it for a guilder," and 
further, he had them brought out of the yaeht, and. they ran away, so 
that they were not to be found, which he [Kock] affirms to be true, and 
when necessary will confirm the same with an oath. 

Done in Eort Orange, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence 
of J. Provoost and Nataniel Pietorsen, by me. 

Jan Jellissen Koock. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Nattanael Piettersen. 

Madam Johanna De Hulter proposes to sell, at public sale, the house 
where Piet Bout^ dwells, but nothing more than the premises shall be 
delivered to the buyer, the payment six weeks after date according to 
the aforesaid conditions. After many offers, Aernoldus'^ Van Curler 
remained the last bidder, for the sum of seven hundred and forty guilders, 
according to the aforesaid conditions, and Johan Dareth and Frederick 
Hendericksen stood sureties for the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their 
persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence 
of Lowies Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

A. Van Ctjrlee. 

Jan Dareth. 

Frederick Hendrick. 

Madam De Hulter proposes to sell, at public sale, her cart with a horse, 
named Old Cato, which shall be delivered in the morning being the 8th 
November, but the payment shall be made on the first day of July, A. D. 
1658, half beavers and the other half in merchantable seewant. After 
many offers, Pieter Jacobse Borsboom'' remained the last bidder for two 
hundred and eighty guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, and 
Cornells Cornelisse Sterrevelt and Jan Anderiessen De Graeff' stood 
sureties for the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their persons and estates, 
personal and real. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 7th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Pieter Yacopse Borsboom. 

Jan Anderressen De Graep. 

Cornelis Cornelissbn Sterrenvelt. 

Appeared before me J. La Montague, in the service, etc.. Evert 
Luycassen [Backer], who acknowledges that he has received and been 



1 Pieter Bent or Boat was a briokmaker. He 'bronght an action tUs year against Pieter Jacobse 
Borsboom for breach of contract In refusing to manufacture bricks for ima.— Dutch Manuscripts. 

2 This was probably intended for Arent. 

3 Pieter Jacobse Borsboom was among the early settlers of Schenectady. He was a brick- 
maker (steenbakker). He died about 1689. His will made in 1686 mentions five children, Cor- 
nells Anna, Maritie, Pytie and Tryntie. The four daughters married into Schenectady famihes, 
save the last, who married John OUver. Nothing is known of the son, who probably died young 

* Jan Andriesse De Graaf, brother of Claas Andriesae De Graaf, one of the first settlers of 
Schenectady, was a bricknmker in Albany, and afterwards in New Amsterdam. 



60 Albany County Records. 

paid, by David Wessels,' the sum of five hundred and sixty guilders in 
diverse payments, to wit, in the year 1654 a hundred and fifty guilders, 
and in the year 1657, in the month of August, the sum of four hund:red 
and ten guilders, for which sums the aforesaid Evert Luycassen discharges 
the said David Wessels from all claims and every demand. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 10th of November, A. D. 1657, in presence 
of Johannes Provoost and Willhem Montague. 

Evert Ltjckas. 

Appeared before me J. De La Montague, in the service of the General 
Privileged West India Company, vice director, etc., Jan Roeloffse [De 
G-oyer], burgess and citizen of the village Beverwyck, who declared in 
the presence of Flip Pieterse Schuyler and Jan Tomasse [Mingael], 
commissaries of this jurisdiction, that he had granted and conveyed 
as he by these presents does grant and convey, in real and actual 
possession to the behoof of Corn«lis Seegers [Van Voorhoudt],^ his 
heirs or assigns, a certain house and lot lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck ; in length twenty rods and in breadth on the east five rods, one 
foot, or two exclusive; on the west on the Hill, in breadth seven 
rods and a half, which length and breadth was changed by the road 
(raucK), made by the director general and commissaries of this place, so 
that it does not agree with the patent thereof granted; for which house 
and lot the aforesaid Cornelis Seegers has promised to pay, at a public 
sale, the sum of two thousand and twenty-one guilders, of which sum the 
grantor acknowledges that he has received the sum of one thousand and 
forty-two guilders, and the remainder of said sum of two thousand and 
twenty guilders, the aforementioned Cornelis Seegers promises to pay, on 
the first of August, A. D. 1658, in whole merchantable beavers; the 
respective parties pledging, for the maintenance of this contract, their 
persons and estates, personal and real, present and future, without 
exception, or subterfuge to any custom or laws, submitting the same to all 
courts and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 10th of December, A. D. 1657. 

Jan Eoeloefse. 
V. Q. m. 6, [C. Zeegees]. 
Philip Pietersen \_Schvyler'\. 
Jan Thomas \_Mingaer\. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Deputy at Fort Orange. 

Conditions and terms on which Albert Gerritsen^ proposes to sell, at 
pubHc sale, his house lying in the village of Beverwyck. First. — The 
house of the said Albert Gerritse shall be delivered to the buyer, being 
bounded on the northside by Gerrit Bancker's house, on the south side by 
his own house, where Jan Van Eeckelen dwells ; breadth front and rear 

1 David Wessels was probably a citizen of New kmateri&m .— Dutch Manmcripis 

2 Cornells Segerae Van Voorhoudt, was among the early settlers of Albany. His wife was 
Bregje Jacobaen. They had three sons and three daughters. His son Seegcr was tilled in 1662 
by Andriea Herbertsen (comtapd) in a.ivwi^es.'bva.vn.— O'CaUat/han'sSutory of New Netlier- 

3 Elbert Gerritaen was son of Gerrit Eeyerse ; he married Maria Pruyn in 1693 and had three 
daughters and two sods, Gerrit and Hendrik. He was buried in the church IS ikav IT^n His 
wife, Marytie, was buried ^IstofAug., 1731.- ^rewiso/^ZSanj/, I, 8. '^" ^° J-io>'-. i™"- -fis 



Albany County Records. 61 

twenty wood feet, with a lot, in length ninety-four feet, and breadth 
twenty wood feet, with a bakery, which house and lot shall be delivered 
with all that is fast in earth and nailed, the 10th May, A. D. 1658. ' 
[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted]. 

On this day, the 28th of March, A. D. 1657, Claas Hendrickse [Van 
Schoonhoven], as seller, and Jan Vinhagen' and Barent Reyndersen as 
buyers, covenant and agree in regard to the sale of a certain lot on the 
following conditions: First. — The seller shall deliver the lot in breadth 
and length, and upon the same conditions, as the aforesaid Claes Hen- 
drickse purchased said lot of Rutger Jacopse, at the house of Hendrick 
Jochemse,- lying by the side of the house of the aforesaid Rutger Jacopse 
[Van Woert] ; the aforesaid buyers shall pay for said lot five hundred and 
twenty-five guilders, in good whole beavers; the payment shall be made, 
in August, A. D. 1657, all without craft or guile : So we have subscribed 
to it, with our own hands, and as witnesses thereto, have called Rem 
Jansen [Smit] and Barent Mynderts.^ 

Done as above in Beverwyck, A. D. 1657. Was subscribed. 

Claas Hendrickse. 
Jan Vinhagen. 
Rem Janse. Barent Reyndersen. 

Barent Mynders, as witnesses. 

Conditions and terms on which Cornells Cornelisse [De Vos ?] proposes 
to sell, at public sale, his house and lot, lying in village Beverwyck. 
First. — The house shall be delivered to the buyer as it stands, with all 
that is fast in earth and nailed, with the chimney and garret therein, with 
a lot 4} rods long and 4 rods wide, and a garden. Delivery shall be made 
within the time of eight days from this date. (On the 18th of December, 
A. D. 1657, the aforesaid lot was delivered to Tomas Poulusse). The 
payment shall be made in three terms; the first on the first of May, A. D. 
1658, in good whole merchantable beavers; the second installment on the 
first of August, A. D. 1658, in good whole merchantable beavers; and the 
third or last installment, on the first of February 1659, in good current 
seewant. The buyer shall be h ilden to furnish two sufficient sureties and 
that immediately, or in the time of 24 hours, to the content of the seller. 
If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid time, then 
it shall be ofi'ered for sale again at the cost and charge of the buyer, and 
whatever less it shall come to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, 
and whatever more it shall become worth, he shall enjoy no benefit 
therefrom. The auction fees become a charge on the buyer. After many 
offers, Tomas Poulussen remained the last bidder for the sum of seven 
hundred and eight guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, and 
Sander Leendertse [Glen]* and Pieter Loockermans stood as sureties for 

1 Johannes Vinhagen, bom in 1633, was living in 1708. His eon, Johannes, Jr., married Maria 
Van Tright in 1708, and liad a family of seven children. 

2 Hendrik Jochemse was lieutenant of the bnrgher company.— Dutch Mammcripte, xvi, 103. 

5 Barent Mynderse was a shoemaker, born in 1627 ; he died about 1689, when Pieter Vosburgh 
administered upon his estate. It is not known that he left any descendants : those of the name 
in this vicinity have descended from Myndert Frederickse. 

< Sander Leendertse Glen, a servant of the West India Company, was at Fort Nassau on the 
Delaware in 1633. He returned to New Amsterdam and thence to Beverwyck, where he settled 
about 1643 as a trader. In 1662 he became one of the proprietors of Schenectady, calling the 
name of his plantation, Scotia. His wife Catharine Dongan died in 1684. The following year 
he died, leaving three sous, Jacob, Sander and Johannes, 



62 Albany County Records. 

the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal and 
real, submitting the same to all laws and judges. -pk ice ■ 

Done in village Beverwyck, on the 18th of December, A. D. 1657, in 
presence of Henderick Jochemse and Johannes Provoost. 

Thomas Powel.i 
Sander Lbnbsen [Glen]. 
Witness, Hendrich Joghemse. Pieter LooCKERMANS. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Conditions and terms on which Teunis Teunissen Metselaer proposes 
to sell, at public sale, his house and lot lying in village Beverwyck. 
First. — The aforesaid house shall be delivered to the buyer, with all that is 
fast in earth and nailed, with the lot in length from one street to the other, 
and in breadth in front of the house fifty-three [feet], in breadth in the rear 
sixty [?] feet. Delivery shall be made on the first of May, A. D. 1658. 
The payment shall be made in three installments : the first with the 
delivery, in good current seewant; the second installment on the first of 
July the next coming year, in good whole merchantable beavers; the 
third installment on the first of July, A. D. 1659, in good whole mer- 
chantable beavers. The buyer shall be held to furnish two sufficient 
sureties, and that immediately, or else in the time of 24 hours, to the 
content of the seller. If the buyer can not furnish sufl&cient sureties in 
the aforesaid time, then it shall be offered for sale again at his cost and 
charge, and whatever less it shall become worth, he shall make good, and 
whatever more it shall become worth, he shall enjoy no benefit therefrom. 
The auction fees shall become a charge to the buyer. After many offers, 
Andrios Herbertsen [Constapel, van der Blaas], remained the last bidder, 
for the sum of one thousand two hundred and four guilders, according to 
the aforesaid conditions, and the honorable Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] 
and Philip Henderickse [Brouwer], stood as sureties and principals, for 
the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal and 
real. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 17th of December, A. D. 1657, in presence of 
Lowies Cobus and J. Provoost. 

Andries Herberts. 

Philip Pietersen. 

Flip Hendrioksen. 

Conditions and terms on which Maroelus Janssen proposes to sell, at 
public sale, to the highest bidder, the house of Jan Van'Hoesen,^ lying 
on the hill. First. — The house shall b'e delivered to the buyer as it stands, 
with all that is fast in earth and nailed, with a lot of ten rods in length 
and four rods in width. 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions and terms on which Jan Anderessen^ proposes to sell at 
public sale his horse, and to deliver it immediately; to be paid for on the 

1 In 1664 Thomas Powel with others petitioned for permission to purchase a parcel of land 
between Kinderhook and Neutenhook.— xliiteA Manuscripts. 

2 Jan Franse Van Hoesen was not living in 1667, perhaps not at the date of the proposed sale 
above. His wife was Volkie Juriaense ; they had a large family, of whom eight sons and daun-hters 
were living in 1694, viz : Judaan, Jacob, Volkert, Anna, Styntie, Maria, Catharina, Johannes 

2 Jantie (Johnny) the Irishman ? 



Albany County Records. 63 

first of August, A. D. 1658, in good whole merchantable beavers. The 
buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties and that imme- 
diately to the content of the seller. The auction fees to the charge of the 
buyer. After many offers, Jan Eoeloffsen remained the last bidder for 
the sum of one hundred and ninety-four guilders, according to the aforesaid 
conditions, and Pieter Loockermans, Junr., and Geurt Hendeiickse [Van 
Schoonhoven], stood as sureties for the aforesaid sum, on pledge of their 
persons and estates, personal and real. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 17th of December, A. D. 1657. 

Jan Koeloffsb [De Goyer]. 

Pieter Loockermans. 

G-EUERT HeNYDRIOKSE. 

[There is a break in the records here of nearly seven years. The 
foregoing papers are chiefly in the handwriting of Johannes Provoost, 
clerk, though acknowledged before Johannes De La Montague as vice 
director of Fort Orange]. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the jurisdiction of 
Albany, and in presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Jacob 
Schermerhoorn, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, the honorable 
Adrian Gerritse [Papendorp], who declared that he had granted and 
conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, to and for the 
behoof of Jan Cloet, his heirs or those who shall acquire title from him, a 
bouse and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, on the hill, bounded on 
the north by the street, on the south by Jan Hendrickse Van Bael,i on 
the east by Jau Tomase [Mingael], on the west by Wouter Albertsen 
[Van Den Uythoff], of such magnitude as it lies enclosed in the fence; 
which he does by virtue of a conveyance given him by Sander Leen- 
dertsen [Glen], and the grantor acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied 
for the purchase and delivery of these premises, with the sum of six 
hundred and thirty guilders in beavers; wherefore he promises to free the 
aforesaid house and lot from all actions, claims, and demands, which 
hereafter may come against the same; pledging his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, and putting 
himself in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany, the -^ of November, A. D. 1664. 

Adrian Gerretsen [Papendorp]. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Conditions and terms on which the trustees of the estate of Jan 
Andriessen,^ the Irishman, deceased, in the presence of the Messrs. 
commissaries, propose to sell, at public sale, to the highest bidder, several 
horses and beasts, for which payment shall be made in beavers, or seewant, 
at 24 guilders the beaver, or corn at beaver's price; and that in the time 

1 Jan Hendribse Van Bael or Baelen, iiad a patent for land on the Normanskil, which was 
sold by his heirs in 1716 to Omy La Grange ana Johannes Symonse Veeder for £250. Van Bael 
had one son, Henry, who with his father had long been dead in 1716, and four daughters, viz ; 
Hannah, non compos mentis ; Maria, who married Isaac De Peyster of New York ; Margaret, wife 
of Nicolaas Evertsen of New York ; and Rachel, wife of Henry Wileman of the same place. 

2 Jan Andriessen the Irishman, alias Jantie (Johnny), was at Beverwyck in 1645. He 
removed to Catskil and bought laud of Pieter Bronck, 



64 Albany County Records. 

of sk weeks from tlie date hereof, and it is, by these presents, expressly 
IdTtioned, that no one shall purchase hy a off ,f --^f.^^'^^e 
be due from Jantie the Irishman, deceased, but shal deliver the purchase 
money in to the hands of Johannes Provoost, and wait for a pro lata d stri 
Z^Z The buyer shall be held to furnish sufficient sureties as principals 
for Xe securing of the purchase money. In paying as aforesaid, the 
auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. 

In Albany, 28th November, A. D. 1664. 

Pieter Adriaense^ [Soogemackelyk or Van Woggelum], one ^^^^ 

mare (merrij paert), • " • "" ' 

security, the person standing below, Lucas ^erryts. 



as I 



Lucas Gerritse [ W^ngaard']. 



Pieter Bronck, one mare colt,..: / 

[Sureties], Cornells Tonisen Bos. 
Daniel Ringhougt. 

David Maries, a mare, ■.VVVT'"V""p "^ "'^^^^'^'^ 

(pa on this 48 guilders in seewant, also paid 14 schepels ot 

wheat.) 
[Sureties], Thomas Powell. 

This is the mark of Jan Beicker, + with his 
own hand set. 

Evert Luycassen [Backer], a stallion, / 62.00 

[Surety] , Jocheni Backer. 

Cornelis Segersen [Van Voorhoudt] Senior, a cow, / 75.00 

[Surety], Jacoh Schermerhooren. 

Also Cornelis Segersen Senior, a heifer, / 90.00 

Offered for sale again and bought by Jan Kloet. 

Jan Cloet, a heifer, / 84.00 

Surety, Jan Heind [?] 
Heer Jeremias Van Renselaer, a young black bull, / 40.00 

also a red white faced bull, / 55.00 

[Surety], Anthony Jansen. 
Poulus Martensen [Van Benthuysen],^ an old cow, for / 32.00 

[Sureties], Jacoh Tyes [ Van Der Heyden\.'^ 
Adrian Van llpendam. 

Hans Caresen, an old gelding, / 36.00 

[Surety], Davidt Schuler.^ 

Carried forward, /804.00 

1 Pieter Adrianse (Soegemaokelyk), was innkeeper in Beverwyck. His father for Btepfatlier) 
Barent Janse Bal, was deceased in 1660, but liis motlier, Anna Keteree, was living then. He 
■was one of the early proprietors of Schenectady, hut soon sold out hla share to Helmer Otten 
and probably never resided there. 

s Lucas Gerritse Wyngaard was a baker. He married Anna Janse Van Hoeaen ; made his 
will 30 Oct., 1709, and speaks of wife and five children then living. 

" Paulus Martense Van Benthuysen had three sons, Baltus, Marten and Barent, who were 
heads of families, and perhaps daughters. His widow was living in 1717 on the corner of Beaver 
and South Pearl streets. 

4 Jacob Tyse Van Der Heyden was a tailor. He married his wife, Anna Hals, in Amsterdam, 
Holland, the 25 July, 1665. She outlived him, kept a public house and died In 1691, leaving, 
probably, but one son. Dirk, who raised a large family. 

s David Schuyler, a brother of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, came from Amsterdam and married 
Catalyn Verplanck of New Amsterdam, 13 October, 1667. His widow was living in 1692 on the 



Albany Oouniy Records. 65 

Brought forward, /804.00 

Jacob Tyssen [Van Der Heyden], a young heifer, / 25.00 

[Sureties], Adrian Van llpendam. 
Jacob Lokermans. 
Jan Henderickse Cruyn, a heifer of two years that is at 

present at Bethlehem, boughtfor / 52.00 

As surety, Johannes Clute. 

Jacob Loockermans,! an ox also bought as he at present stands 

there [in Bethlehem ?], in the third year of his age, / 49.00 

As surety, Daniel Ringhougt. 

Eldert Gerbertsen,^ a bull calf, six months old, at present at 

Pieter Bronck's where he shall receive it, / 10.00 

[Surety], Glaas Janse \_Van BoekJwvenP] 

Gerrit Bancker, a calf of three months, at present at Pieter 

Bronck's, where he must receive it, / 7.00 

[Total], /937.00 

On the 9th January, old style, sold at the house of Pieter Bronok a 
copper Kettle of Jantie, the Irishman, deceased, to Frans Pieterse^ [Klauw] 
for y 12 in seewant. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the jurisdiction of 
Albany, and in the presence of Gerrit Slichtenhorst* and Jacob Scher- 
merhoorn, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Tomassen [Mingael] 
and Gerrit Bancker, citizens of the village of Albany, who declared that 
they had granted and conveyed, as, by these presents they do grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Pieter 
Claerbout, chorister (yoorsanger) in the church here, his heirs or those 
who shall derive title from him, a house and lot, lying in said village, 
bounded on the north by the street, on the east by Cornelis Teunissen BosS 
and on the west by Jan Van Aecken, in breadth in front on the street 
two rods and one foot and six inches, on the east in length six rods and 
three feet, on the north, in breadth one rod and six feet, on the west in 
length six rods and three feet ; which house and lot the grantor received 
by conveyance from Hem Janssen Smit,^ of date 3 August, A. D. 1660, 
and acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied for the sale and delivery of 

Sontli comer of Broadway and Steuben street and was succeeded by her sous, Jacobus and 
Abraham. David Schuyler had five sons, Pieter, Jacobus, Abraham, David and Myndert, and 
perhaps daughters. 

1 In 1664 Jacob Loockermans was one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty of peace 
between the Moliawks and northern Indians. In 1657 the sheriff brought a suit against him for 
having; assaulted Meuwes Hoogenboom and split his face open from his forehead to his underlip 
with Eis knife ; he was find 300 guilders ($120) and further to pay for loss of time, board and 
surgical attendance. — Dutch Manuscripts, xvi, 98, 103. 

2 Eldert Gerbertsen was twice prosecuted for defamation in 1657 and 1658. — Butch Manuscripts. 

3 Frans Pieterse Clauw or Klauw was a carpenter. He settled in Kinderhook, where his two 
sons also resided — Hendrik and Juriaen. 

■» Son of Brant Arentse Slichtenborst. See O'Callaghan's History of New Netlierland, ii, 69. 

5 Cornelia Teunisse Bos was complained of in 1658 for defaming the court, and in 1660 for 
calling Willem Teller a backbiter. — Dutch Manuscrwts, A, 155, xvi, 214. In retaliation Cornelis 
brongnt an action against Wm. Teller for calling Jacob Tyse (Van Der Heyden) and himself a 
rabble. — Dutch Manuscripts, xvi, 159. 

fl Rem or Remmert Jansen Smit (blacksmith) was in New Amsterdam as early as 1643. Rem 
Jansen Smith of Waalebocht is complained of m 1663, by Adriaen Hegeman for carrying off hia 
ploughshare : Rem is ordered to replace it in the spot where he found it, and if he have any 
claim to prosecute it at law.— Dutxh Manuscripts, x, 327, 329. 

9 



66 ■ Albany County Reeords. 

these premises ; wherefore he promises to free the same from all actions, 
demands or claims, which hereafter may come against the same, pledging 
his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, putting him- 
self in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany the 7th of December, A. D. 1664, new style. 

Jan Tomas. 
Gerrit SUchtenhorst. Gerret Bancker. 

Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the village of Albany, 
and in presence of the honorable Gerrit Slichtenhorst and Jacob Scher- 
merhooren, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Claerbout, 
citizen of said village, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, 
as he does grant and convey by these presents, in real and actual 
possession, to and for the behoof of Rut Arentsen [Sohoemaecker],i his 
heirs, or those who shall have title from him, a house and lot, lying in 
the village of Albany aforesaid, on the public highway, bounded on the 
north by the aforesaid highway, on the east by the grantor, on the west 
by Jan Coster van Aecken ; in length three rods, nine feet, ten inches, 
breadth in front on the street eleven feet and seven inches, on the north 
[south ?] in breadth seven feet, which lot is a part of the transfer made to 
him, the grantor, by Jan Tomassen and Gerrit Bancker, of date the 7th 
of this month, by virtue of which [transfer] his ownership is apparent : 
and he acknowledges further that he is paid and satisfied for the sale and 
delivery of these premises; wherefore he promises to free the aforesaid 
house and lot from all actions, demands or claims, which hereafter may 
come against them, pledging his person and estate, personal and real, and 
putting himself in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany the 17th of December, A. D. 1664, new style. 

Pieter Claerboudt. 
Gerrit Slichtenhorst. 
Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Proyoost, clerk. 

Conditions and terms on which William Prederiokse Bout^ proposes to 
sell, at public sale, by virtue of the patent, his house and lot lying in the 
village of Albany, before this, named Beverwyck; bounded oa the 
south side by Tennis Cornelisse, on the west side by the public highway, 
on the north by the heirs Jaques Tyssen,3 on the east by the horse mill 
of the Heer Rensselaer. The aforesaid house and lot shall be delivered 
to the buyer, in length to within two feet of the aforesaid horse mill, and 
in breadth twenty-nine wood feet, front and rear, and that, free and 
unencumbered, except the Heer's right in consequence of the aforesaid 
patent, granted to Tennis Cornelise of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652. 

[This paper is imperfect]. 



I Rut Arentsen was In New Amsterdam perhaps In ie4Z-4.- Dutch MamiscHpts, n, 130. 
_Wi lem Fredenckse Bout was an innkeeper, and was complained o(in 1658 fir evading tie 
excise ]a.w. bis hunor -WHS aeizei.— Dutch Manuscripts, A, 118. ""u »"i oniuiug i,in, 

" Jacob Tyse Van Der Heyden. 



Albany County Records. 67 

Conditions and terms according to which William Frederickse Bout 
proposes to sell, at public sale, to the highest bidder, his house and lot, 
lying in the village of Albany, before this, named Beverwyck, bounded 
on the south side by Teunis Cornelise, on the west side by the public 
highway, on the north side by the heirs of Jaques Tyssen [Van Der 
Heyden], and on the east side by the horse mill of the Heer Jeremiah Van 
Kenselaer. The house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer in length 
from the front on the street to within two feet of the aforesaid mill, and 
in breadth twenty-nine wood feet, front and rear, and that, free and 
unencumbered except the Heer's right; which is done by virtue of a 
patent of a greater lot granted to Teunis Cornelisse, of date the 23d of 
April, A. D. 1652 ; of which aforesaid house and lot the buyer with the 
last payment shall receive a proper conveyance, and the same shall begin 
with this date. Payment shall be made in three installments : the first 
installment fourteen days after this date, in beavers, or failing of beavers 
to be paid in good strung seewant, at 24 guilders the beaver ; the second 
installment on the first day of August of this year 1665, new style ; and 
the third installment on the first day of May, A. D. 1666, new style, and 
in currency as before. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient 
sureties as principals, jointly and severally, and that immediately, to the 
content of the seller. If the buyer can not furnish the said sureties in 
said time, then shall the aforesaid house and lot be offered for sale again 
at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be 
held to make good, and whatever more it becomes worth, he shall enjoy no 
profit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge on the buyer. After 
ofi'ering this property at public sale, one person, Jan Cloet, remained the 
bidder and buyer of the house and lot of Willem Bout, according to the 
above standing conditions, for the sum of three hundred and ninety guil- 
ders; for the payment of which Jurrian Teunissen' [Glazemaecker] and 
Dirk ^Vessels [Ten Broeck], stood sureties and as principals, jointly and 
severalty, according to the conditions aforesaid. 

Done in Albany, the 2nd of January, A. D. 1665, new style. 

Johannes Cltjte. 
jurbyan tunsen. 

DiERK WeSSELS.2 

On this date the 9th of January, A. D. 1665, old style, Frans Pieterse 
[Clauw], in presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Gerrit Slich- 
tenhorst, commissaries of Albany, and in the presence of Johannes 
Provoost, secretary, has measured the farm or cleared land of Pieter 
Bronck,3 which is found to comprise one hundred and seventy-six 



1 Jnriaan Tennise was a tavern keeper ; in 1662 he applied for permission to keep a tavern at 
the mouth of Esopns kil, but was rejected. In 1660 he was fined 30 guilders for beating some of 
the magistrates at Mr. Dyckman's house ; and was complained against for entertaining persons 
at night after the ringing of the bell, and fined TO guilders.— Dutch Manuscripts, xvi, Sll, 232. 

2 Major Dirk Wesselse Ten Broeck was a trader, born in 1642 ; he died in 1717. His wife, 
Christina Cornelise Van Buren, died in Albany in 1729. In 1715 they had eleyen adult children 
living. Major Teu Broeck's house was on the east comer of James and State streets. In the 
family Bible his death is thus recorded : " 1717 Den 13 Sept. in Boeloffs Jansen's kil is myn 
Vader Dirk Wesselse in den Heere gerust op syn bouwery op Eoeloff Jansen's kil. De Heere 
geve hem een zalige opstandinge." 

3 This farm was at Coxsackie. Pieter Bronck came to Beverwyck in 1645 and built a tavern 
there in 1651 : the third in that place then. He afterwards lived at Coxsackie, the creek at which 
place was called by the Dutch, Pieter Bronck's kil. He had two sons, Jan and Pieter.— 
0' CaUaghan's History of New Netherland, i, 4-11. 



68 Albany Gmmty Records. 

moreens 1 and one hundred and ten rods. In like manner the land of 
Jantien [Andriessen]^ the Irishman, deceased [was measured], which was 
sold off from the land of Pieter Bronok and he bought of said Bronck, 
and it amounted to sixty-nine morgens and 345 rods; lying in a square 
345 rods long and 121 rods wide, front and rear; besides a lot tor a 
homestead, lying next to Pieter Bronck, where he proposes to build, 
northeast of him [Bronck], and is 30 rods long and twenty rods wide, 
and which at the north is separated by the kil or a flat (laeghte) Also 
was measured a piece of land taken off from the aforementioned land of 
Pieter Bronck, which belonging to Andcries Hanssen- was granted to 
him by Pieter Bronck, and by Johnny (Ja««ie) the Irishman, deceased 
a part ; length on the south side 54 rods, and on the north 95 rods ; breadth 
on the west 41 rods, and on the east 58 rods, and was estimated at 6 
morgens and 100 rods. The calf pasture of Pieter Bronck measured 65 
rods, as long as broad, being square, and contains 7 morgens and lb 
rods ut supra. 

Conditions : The guardians over the estate left by Dirckjen Pieterse, 
deceased, wife of Cornelis Vos ; propose at once to sell, at public sale, 
some household stuff, whereof the payment shall be made in good strung 
merchantable seewant, and that in the time of 8 days, and conditioned 
that no one shall purchase by an offset of any debts, as the aforesaid house- 
hold stuff by order of the honorable court is retired, and destined for the 
payment of the funeral expenses (dootschult). The auction fees become a 
charge on the buyer. Payment as aforesaid. 

Done on the 6th of February, A. D. 1665, in Albany. 

Rykert Van Rensselaer, a looking glass, / 25.10 

also a trammel chain with a pothanger, / 24.00 

also two andirons (hrandisers), Jt 27.00 

Poulus Martenssen [Van Benthuysen], 2 old kettles, ^ 10.00 

also 3 white earthen bowls and a ditto salt cellar, / 8.10 

Luycas Pieterse [Coeymans],* a maul (?) (kol/t), / 5 00 

Barent Pieterse [Coeymans], the miller, a shovel and tongs,.. / 12.00 

Barent Pieterse [Coeymans], a hammer, and chopping knife,. / 12.00 

Jan Evertsen [Sohoemaker],^ a horn and knife, , / 4.00 

Johannes Provoost, a chain and also other things {en noch 

anders), f 12.00 

Lowies Cobus, a spice box, a hand candlestick, etc., / 6.00 

Anderies De Vos, a plate (port), almanac, and 2 little pictures 

(schildertien), / 4.00 

Doctor (Meester) Adriaen, 3 tin plates and a liquor measure 

{mutsje), / 10.00 

Carried forward /159.20 

1 A morgen, old Amsterdam measure, was 3.0076 acres, or 2 1-13 acres. 

2 Jan Andriessen Van Dublin leased a bouwerie in 1649, described as lying " north of Stoney 
Point, being the north half of the Flat." — 0' Oatlaghan's History of New NetKerland^ i 441. 

3 Aadriea Hanse Barheit, ," yeoman of the great Flat neer Coxhachky," — Deeds iy, 1692. 
His wife was Greetie, daughter of Teunis Teunisse Metselaer. She was not living in 1699 'when 
Egbert Teunise (her brother?) became guardian to her four children.— ^nnafoo/^Waras^' i 99 
and Deeds, ry. . . . 

4 For an account of the Coeymans family, see O'Callaghan's History of New Netherland i 435. 
« In 1661, he was complained against for smuggling shoes.— Dutch Manuscripts, ix, 716.' ' 



Albany County Records. 69 

Brought forward, /159 20 

Henderick Eosenboom,i 4 plates and 3 spoons, !.'""."! / 13 10 

Cornelis Van Dyck, a tin platter, .' f 15^00 

also one ditto, y \^\(\ 

Barent Pieterse [Coeymans], one ditto, ; / nioo 

Daniel Rinckhout, 2 platters, tin, f lyjo 

Henderick Rosenboom, 2 curtains and a valance, / 14.10 

Poulus Martense [Van Benthuysen], 2 valances, / 8.10 

Eyckert V. Eenselaer, a floor cloth {tajpeyt"), / 33.00 

Lambert Van Neck,3 2 women's pocket handkerchiefs, / 28^00 

Jan Evertse [Schoemaker], 2 funeral bands (6e/e?i), / 6.00 

Willem [Frederickse] Bout," 2 bonnets {kapers, similar to 

those worn by Shakers), f 4 QO 

Adrian Gerritse [Papendorp], a church [foot] stove 

(kerckstooff), , / 5.00 

/330.10 
The persons who have paid on the above standing sale. 

Eyckert V. Eenselaer, /109.10 

Jan Evertse, f 10.00 

Lambert Van Neck, / 18.00 

Adrin Gerritse, f 5. 00 

Adrian Van Ilpendam, f 10.00 

Hendrick Rosenboom, f 28.00 

Cornelis Van Dyck,3 y 29.10 

Paulus Martense, f 27.00 

Lambert Van Neck, also, / 10.00 

D. Rinckhout, / I7.IO 

Inventory of the goods and estate left by Tryntie Janssen, deceased, 
wife of Jan Michielsen'' [Van Edam], taken the ^ February, A. D. 1665. 
A black hrat (?) cloak and a stomacher with agrogram gown, 

being a black [one], / 80.00 

A black cloth bodice, a fur coat trimmed with black (swart 

gebbant), and a pair of sleeves, and a black curtain stuff 

(hraf), worth, / 50.00 

A colored upper petticoat (machajer, striped goods worn by 

servants), / 36.00 

A blue gown {dosyntiers ?), / 20.00 

Carried forward, /186.00 

1 Hendrlk Boseboom was tbe voorlezer and sexton of the chnrch. He had two wives ; the 
last marriage is thus recorded in the church register : "Hendricli Eoseboom de oude, 
wednwenaar van Gysbertje Lansing, en Tryntje Janse, weduwe van Rut Jacobse [Van Schoen- 
derwoert]," etc. They probably had four sons, Johannes, Gerrit, Hendrik, and Myndert. His 
last wife, Catharine Breestede, was the licensed midwife of the city. 

2 Lambert Van Neck was fined in 1656, for committing an assault.— Butch Manuscripts, xvi, 40. 

3 Cornelis Van Dyck, son of Schout iMscal Hendrik Van Dyck, studied medicine with Jacob 
D'Hinse, chirurgeon of Albany, and practiced his profession there until his death, which occurred 
about 1687. The name of his first wife is not known ; his second wife was Elizabeth Beck, widow 
of captain Sylvester Salisbury. She survived Dr. Van Dyck, andinl691 was married a third time 
to captain George Bradshaw. She was deceased in 1701. Dr. Van Dyck had two sons and two 
danghters; the formerfollowedtheirfather'8profession;Hendnk settling in Albany and Jacobus 
in Schenectady, 

- * Jan Michielsen came over in 1637; he vras a tailoi.— 0' Oallagihan's Bistonj of Jfew Jfether^ 
land, I, 437. 



70 Albany County Becords. 

Brought forward, • /186.00 

2 white aprons, 3 smocks, 2 table cloths, and small lot ot 
articles (perM&n), total, • • •" J 

2 pair of old stockings, and cap with a little box, and an oia 
cap or two; one old cloak with loose sleeves, one bone lace 
pillow with bobbins, = •• J 

3 earthern.dishes, 6 little pictures, 1 little tin cup, 2 copper 
candlesticks, 1 tin salt cellar, and 3 tin cups, 4 tin platters, 

and 4 tin trenchers, a little tin basin, with five spoons,, / ^b.UU 

A patched bed pan, 1 church stool, •■■•• / ^*'-"" 

A. great iron pot, with a little copper pot, 3 little copper 
kettles, a copper pan Qpannelcoeckx'!), 3 earthen pots, a 
pepper mill, a little earthern mug, an earthern and tm 

plate, a butter tub, a sieve, ••••• ■• / oU.OU 

A pothanger chain, a shovel and tongs, gridiron, pothooks, a pail, / d^.UU 

4 chairs with a little table, / 1(U)0 

[Total], /414.00 

Unvalued goods which Jan Michielse keeps at his house. 
2 Sheets (laeckeri), 

5 pillowbiers, 

2 blankets (deeckens), 
Ibed, 

1 bolster, 2 pillows, 

A chamberpot (waterpot'), 

2 curtains with a valence, 
and for the chimney, one, 

6 books, among which two old Bibles, 
2 axes and an iron vise, 

2 chests, 

1 tailor's shears. 

These appraised goods, Willem Janssen Schut has taken to himself for 
the maintenance of Jan Michielse [Van Edam], in board during his life, 
and at the decease of the aforesaid Willem Schut, the aforesaid goods shall 
be taken as a payment of the board of Jan Michielse at 200 guilders see- 
want per annum, and if they come short of paying the board money, 
Willem Schut shall not claim more ; on condition thut all work, mending 
and sewing, that Jan Michielse may do at the house of Willem Schut, shall 
not inure to his benefit, but shall be for the profit of the aforesaid Willem 
Schutj which they with their signatures attest (?) and promise to perform. 
Done in Albany, the 21st of February, A. D. 1665 ; done in presence 
of Stoffel Janssen [Abeel]i and Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Jan Mtchgyelsoon. 
Jacob Schermerhooren. WiLLEM Jansen Schuidt. 

Stoffel Janse. 
Acknowledged before me, 

J. Provoost, Secretary. 

1 stoffel Janee Abeel was a master carpenter. His wife was Neeltle Janse ; and lie was 
T)rotlier-in-law of Tennis Comelise Vander Peel and Adrian Gerritse Papendorp who were his 
execntors. His children were Magdalena, born 1653 ; Maria, hom 1656 ; Johannes, horn 1659 ; and 
Elizabeth. He was deceased In 1684. 



Albany County Records. 71 

• Conditions and terms according to which the administrators of the 
estate of Jan Andriessen [the Irishman], with the Messieurs commissaries, 
propose to sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, the land of the said 
Irishman, lying near Pieter Bronk's [at Catskil]. First. — The aforesaid 
land shall be delivered to the seller, in area nine and sixty morgens arable 
land, without trees, or only a few about the woodside at the west, together 
with a spot for a homestead, lying next to Pieter Bronk's, where he was 
proposing to build, in length 30 rods and in breadth 20 rods, and is sepa- 
rated at the north [from Pieter Bronck], by a kil or flat {laeghte); more- 
over the buyer shall have the right, with Pieter Bronck, to use the 
surrounding woodland for pasturing cattle. Delivery shall be given so 
soon as the buyer shall please to take possession. Payment shall be made 
in beavers, or good strung commercial seawant, at 24 guilders a beaver, and 
in two installments; the first on the first day of June, of the year 1665; 
and the second on the first day of June, A. D. 1666, being a year there- 
after, and with the last payment, a proper conveyance shall be given to 
the buyer. The buyer shall be held to furnish two sufiicient sureties, 
jointly and severally, as principals, immediately, to the content of the 
seller. If the buyer can not furnish the aforesaid sureties in said time, 
the said land, together with said homestead, shall be oflFered for sale again 
at the buyer's cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it comes to, he shall enjoy no 
profit therefrom. T-he per centage becomes a charge to the buyer in 
paying, as aforesaid, on the 9th of March, 1665. On the 9th of March, 
A. D. 1665, the schout and secretary of the colony of Renselaerswyck, 
for a certain consideration, being asked if they, in the name and behalf of 
the patroon, had any claim against the land of Johnny the Irishman, 
deceased, which lies by Pieter Bronck's, and they answered they had no 
claim whatever against the same. 
Done ut supra. Which I witness. 

Johannes Pkovoost, Secretary. 

We, the undersigned, administrators and guardians of the estate of 
Dirkje Pieterse,' deceased, late wife of Cornells Vos,'^ acknowledge that, 
in respect to the goods sold of said Dirkje deceased, they are paid and 
satisfied by the vendue master, Johannes Provoost. 
Done on the -^ March, A. D. 1665, in Albany. 

Andhyes De vos. 
This is the mark of 4- Barent Pieterse [Coeymans].^ 
with his own hand set. 
Adriaen Gerritse [_Papendorp], witness. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Albany, and in 
the presence of Jan Verbeeck and Jacob Schermerhooren, magistrates of 
the jurisdiction of Albany aforesaid; Jochim Kettelheym,* citizen of said 
place, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these pre- 

1 Dirkje Pieterse Coeymans (?) was probably sister of Barent Pieterse Coeymans, alias Mole- 

"^2 Two years later (1667), Cornells Vos or De Vos had married again, and was tlien called the 
son-in-law of AndriesDe Vos.— ^e«(is, n. „ ^i , j ^oe 

3 For an acconnt of the Coeyman family, see O'Callaghan's Bistory of New Netherland, i, 435. 

i Joachim Kettelhuyn came to Beverwyck in 1642, the first settler of this name in the county. 
By his wife, Anna q), he had three sons : Wlllem, David, and Daniel, who had families. The name 
is now degenerated mto Kittle. 



72 Alhany County Records. 

sents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for- 
the behoof of Barent Meyndersen,i shoemaker here, his heirs or those 
who shall obtain title from him, a lot, lying in the village of Albany, 
lying over against the house of Gillis Pieterse- [Timmerman ?], (and 
bounded) south and west by the king's highway, north by Aernout Cor- 
nelise [Viel6],3 and to the east the grantor, and is in breadth, front .and 
rear, nine and twenty feet, Rynland measure, and in length forty and a half 
feet, which lot is a part of the patent, given to the grantor by the director 
general and council of New Netherland of date 25 Oct., A. D. 1653; 
moreover the grantor promises to free said lot from all actions, claims, 
and demands, which hereafter may come against the same, binding his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and submitting 
himself to all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany, 19th of Feb., old style, 1665. 

This is the mark W of Jochim Kettelheym, 
with his own hand set. 



Jan Verheech. 
Jacob SchermerhooreM. 
Acknowledged before me, 



J. Provoost, Secretary. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Albany, and in 
the presence of Jan Verbeeck and Jacob Schermerhooren, magistrates of 
the jurisdiction of Albany aforesaid; Jochim Kettelheym, citizen of said 
place, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as by these 
presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and 
for the behoof of Jacob Abrahamse,'* cooper [kuyper Yosburgh ?], his 
heirs, or assigns a lot, lying in Albany, bounded on the west by the street, 
on the east by the grantor's lot, on the north by the grantor's house, and 
on the south .by the house of Arnout Cornelise [Viele] ; in length three 
rods nine feet and seven inches, breadth one rod eight feet and an inch, 
which lot is a part of a patent given to the grantor by the director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date 25 Oct., A. D. 1658 ; wherefore 
he promises to free the same from all actions, claims and demands, which 
hereafter may come against the same, binding his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, putting himself in subjection to all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Albany, 19th Peb., 1665, old style. 

This is the mark of W Jochim Kettelheym, 
with his own hand set. 



Jan Verheech, 

Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Acknowledged before me. 



J. Provoost, Secretary. 



1 Barent MsTidertse was born In 1627 (Notanal Papers), and died about 1689 wben Pieter 
VoBburgli administered on hi s estate. It is not known that Ae left any deBcendanta those of tWa 
name in this vicinity having descended from Myndert Frederickse lieBcenaants, those otthis 

2 GiUis Pieterse owned a lot in 1657 behind Fort Orange, next toDo Schaeti'a lot n w 

» Arnout Cornelise Viete was Indian interpreter for many years at all the great meetines held 
by the natives m Albany, and was held in high esteem by them. His son, Imout was farried 
away captive by the French and Indians in 16S0, when Schenectady was sadked and wal absent 
three years before his return. He also became an Indian interpreter ™'=^«''' "^^a ™3 absent 

•1 Jacob Abrahamse Vosburgh, probably. 



Albany County Records. 73 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, Secretary of Albany, Jochim 
Kettelheym of the one part, and Gabriel Tomassen of the other part, 
who in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, declare that they have 
come to an agreement in the manner following, namely, Jochim Kettel- 
heym lets, by these presents, his house to said Gabriel Tomassen,' except 
the cellar belonging to the above house, and that for the time of six 
months, commencing on the first of May next, new style, and ending on 
the last day of October, new style, for which Gabriel Tomassen promises 
to pay Jochim Kettelheym for tbe hire during said six months, nine 
pieces of good whole merchantable beaver skins, and that upon the first 
of August, new style, next coming; wherefore the respective parties for 
the performance of these covenants, put themselves in subjection to all 
laws and judges. 

Thus done, without craft or guile, on this ^ of April, A. D. 1665, in 
presence of Arent Vanden Berg, as witness, hereto called. Done in 
Albany. 

This is the mark W of Jochim Ketteihetm, 

with his own hand set. 
This is the mark -|- of Gabriel Tomassen, 
with his own hand set. 
This is the mark q/ A B Arend Van Bergh, with his own hand set. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Inasmuch as Jan Clute,^ and Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, and Juriaen 
Teunise [Glazemaecker], have shown at the session of the court at 
Albany, the consent, at their request, of the governor of New York and 
of the Indians, to purchase a certain parcel of land, lying on the west side 
of the North river, over against the Claverrack, near Fort Albany, so 
there have appeared before him the underwritten, secretary of Albany, 
five Indians (wilden), namely : Sachamoes, Mawinata, alias Schermer- 
hoorn, Keesie Wey, Papeuna, Masseha, owners of the above mentioned 
land, and also having a commission from the other owners; who declared, 
in the presence of the after named witnesses, that they had sold, granted 
and conveyed, as by these presents they do grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of tbe aforesaid Jan Cloet and Jan Hen- 
drickse Bruyn, the said land, called Caniskek ; in magnitude stretching 
along the river side from the land of Pieter Bronck to the vale, which lies 
on the point of the mainland, behind the Beeren island, named Macha- 
wameok, and so running into the woods, both on the south and the north, 
even to the Katskil path; and that for a certain sum in goods {cargasoen) 
which the grantors acknowledge that they have received from the buyers 
and therewith are completely paid; and [said grantors] waive their former 



1 In 1662 Gabriel Thomase Stridles hired out to Thomas Powell, for two years, at hread- 
making for 22 beavers ($'r0.40) and found. In 1665 he hired a honse of Jochim KettelhajB, and 
probaffly commenced business for himself. He had four children baptized in Albany, and two m 
New York, whither he removed about 1690. He died there in im , , ., „„ ,.„, 

2 Captain John Clute came to Beverwyck, about 1656 ; he was a trader and considerable land- 
holder at Loonenburgh (now Athens), Niskayuna, Albany, etc., and had great influence with the 
tidian inhabitants. It is not known that he had any family. He came onginally from Neuren- 
burg ; and, on his death, about 1683, his property passed to his nephew, Johannes Clute, the 
bosU)i>per. 

10 



74 Albany County Records. 

title [to said land], and declare Jan Clute and Jan Hendrickse [Bruyn]i . 
to be the rightful owners thereof; and promise to free said land from all 
actions claims and demands of other Indians, who might sinisterly lay 
claim to some portion of said land, or the right to set deer traps. 

Done in Albany in the presence of Harmen Bastiaense [Visscher] and 
Hendrick Gerritse as witnesses hereto called, on this 20th of April, A. U. 

1665, old style. , . , , . , , ^ 

This is the mark of Keesiewet +, with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of Sachamoes r^with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of Papexjna -^ with his own hand set. 
This is the mark of Massehas ^^ with his own hand set. 
This is the mark of Mawinata I<-j alias Schermerhorn, 

^^ with his own hand set. 

Barmen Bastiaense, as witness. 

Hendrick Gerritsen [ Van Wie'], as witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of the jurisdiction 
of Albany, in the presence of Capt. John Manning,^ one of the Mohican 
Indians, named Wattawit, owner of a certain parcel of land lying behind 
Kinderhook, who declared in the presence of Jan Dareth,3 interpreter, 
that he had sold, granted and conveyed to Evert Luycasse [Backer],* as 
by these presents he does [grant and convey] his aforesaid land lying on 
the east side of the kil, being the half of the middle piece; the other 
half he declared he gave to Volckert Janse [Douw], and had presented 
it to him as a token of his friendship and in satisfaction of an old debt 
for maize ; also the grantor waives his [claim] to said middle piece on the 
east of the kil, declaring Evert Luycasse and Volckert Janse to be the 
rightful owners of the same, and acknowledges that he has had of Evert 
Luycasse perfect satisfaction for his part, and [promising] to free it from 
all claims and demands which hereafter may be [made against the same]. 
Done in Fort Albany the 6th of May, A. D. 1665, old style. 

This is the mark of Wattawit —j «= with his own hand set. 

Musquaemseeck '^^ ^** mark with Ms own 

hand set, as witness. 
Oramp Q his nfiark made with his own hand set, as witness. 

Jan Dareth. 
John Manning. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



1 Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, or De Bruyn, had an uncertain residence. In 1678, in answer to the 
sheriff forbidding him to trade with the Indians on the ground that he was a New Yorker, he 
alleged that he had heen a burgher of Albany for upwards of twenty years, notwithstanding the 
court adjudged that he should be prohibited from trade because he had not kept " fire and 
light " in Albany for one whole year ; to which Bruyn protested. — English Manuscripts. 

^ Capt. John Manning was sheriff of New York at this time. 

8 Jan Dareth from Utrecht, married Eyckje Van Dyck in New Amsterdam, in 1654, and in 1657 
bought a house and lot in Beverwyclc, where he became a permanent resident. 

4 Evert Luycasse Backer, was in Beverwyck as early as 1657. In 1680, with Laurens Van 
Alen he petitioned for an additional tract of land behind Kinderhook.— Bnglisti Manuscripts. 



Albany County Records. 75 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of the jurisdiction of 
Albany, and in the presence of the after named witnesses, Jan Gerritsen 
Van Marcken,! who declared by these presents that he had granted and con- 
veyed to and for the behoof of Harmen Rutgers - and Volokert Janse 
[Douw],3 the following sums ofmeneyseewant (drawn off from the assignor's 
account book), to be received from the under mentioned persons, making 
payment to him, Jan Gerritsen Van Marcken, by a deduction of such a 
sum of money as he owes to the aforesaid Harmen Rutgers and Volckert 
Janse, provided said Harmen Rutgers and Volckert Janse hold open the 
suits of those persons from whom they can collect no money by reason of 
a denial of debt or a failure to pay ; but these shall remain as a charge to 
the assignor ; promising this assignment truly to keep under a pledge of 
their persons and estates, personal and real. 

The debtors or assigned sums are these : 

Kleynde Goyer [the thrower], / 37.13 

Henderick Hendericksen ^ [Bakker], / 18.10 

Poulus Cornelissen,5 / 18.08 

ditto, also some money detained by him belonging to 

Kleyn Keesie [little Cornelius], / 00.00 

Jan [Roeloffse] de Goyer, / 91.08 

Pieter the Frenchman," / 89.02 

Hendrick the Spaniard, / 25.12 

Hans the Norman, / 6.13 

Jan the little cooper,7 / 81.02 

Tys Barentse,8 / 9.17 

Poutien the sash-maker, ■. / 13.08 

Storm Albertse [Bratt],9 / 9.00 

Pieter Bronck, / 6.08 

JanNak,!" / 38.02 

Elias Van Ravensteyn, / 17.17 

• Jan Gerritse Van Marcken and Us wife, Geertje Hnybertse, came over in tlie ship St. Jacob, 
in 1654. In 1657 he was at Fort Casimir, where he received a patent for a lot ; from thence he 
came to Beverwyck about 1659. He was farmer of the excise at Fort Orange 1662, and in 1673 he 
was appointed sheriff of Schenectady, where he resided several years. 

2 Harmen Kutgers was a brewer. In 1678, Kichard Pretty, collector of the excise at Albany, 
entered a complaint against him for defrauding the excise and selling beer to the Indians, and 
after considerable litigation the complaint was withdrawn. He was living in Albany as late as 
VtfXl.— Mnglish Marmscnpts. 

' Capt. V olkert Janse Douw, the first settler of the name in Beverwyck, was there as early as 
1638. He and Jan Tomase Mingael, received, in 1664, a conveyance from the Indians of a tract 
of land at Schodac. He was deceased in 1686. His wife Doretee (Boortje, or Dorothy) died 22d 
Nov., 1701. They had fonr,sons, Jonas, Hendrik, Volkert and Andries, all of whom left families 
in Albany. Col. Douw first located on Papaknae island, and had three houses and a brewery 
there about 1666, when an extraordinary freshet swept everything away, houses, cattle, and all 
his personal property, ipcluding his papers and records ; the family barely escaping with their 
lives. 

■> Henderick Henderickse, the baker, was fined and prohibited from following his trade m 
Beverwyck, in 1656, because he sold bread below the regular weight. 

s Paulus Oomelise was in Beverwyck in 1658. In 1654, he, with Jan Cornelise Vander Heyden, 
was agent for Maritie Myndertse, widow of Jan Barentse W emp. 

" Perhaps Pieter De Garmean, alias Villeroy. 

' Jan Janse Ouderkerk was called smalle kuyper. He lived on the north side of Yonker 
now State street. His wife was Neeltie Clause, widow ol Henderick Gardenier of Schenectady. 
They had four daughters, but no sons. 

8 Tys Barentse Schoonmaker Van Edam, came to Beverwyck in 1636. 

» Storm Alberts Bratt, alias Vanderzee, son of Andriese Bratt De Noorman, was horn at sea in 
a storm, hence he was called Storm Vanderzee, and many, if not all of his descendants, assumed 
the latter name. In 1662, he was complained of for smuggling in New Amsterdam. 

i» Jan Nak, trader and gunstocker, from Utrecht, came to Beverwyck about 1663. He married 
Catharina Eoomers of New Tork, the same year. They had one son, Matthys, who also settled 
in Albany. 



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Albert De Norman,i / 15-10 

Claes Jansen, / 81.19 

Claes Vanden Bergli,^ / 3.16 

Claes Van Kotterdam, / 26.19 

Luycas Pieterse [Coeymans],^ / 31.07 

Sander Leendertse [Glen], ■ / 13.06 

William Martense Moer [negro ? ], / 21.10 

William Hoffmeyer, / 10.04 

Paulus de Boer [the boor], / H-OO 

Walrave Claerhout, / 3.15 

The said assignor, Jan Gerritsen, also by these presents, appoints and 
empowers the aforesaid Harmen Kutgers and Volckert Janse the aforesaid 
sums to collect, demand and receive ; acquittance to pass for receipts, and in 
case of neglect payment to exact by law, and the severity of justice to a 
definitive sentence and execution. Thus done [without] craft or guile on 
this -^ June, 1665, in Albany, in presence of Gerrit Swart « and Jan 
Bastiaense van Gutsenhoven as witnesses called hereto. 

J. G. V. Mauoken. 
G. Swart. 
Jan Bastiaensen Van Gutsenhooven. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Albany, and in 
the presence of Jan Van Aken and Jacob Schermerhoorn, commissaries 
of the same jurisdiction, Teunis Cornelissen,^ who declared that he had 
granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jan Evertse,^ his heirs 
or assigns, a house and lot lying in the town of Albany, bounded on the 
north by Symon Volckertse [Veeder, alias De Backer],' and on the south 
by Willem [Frederickse] Bout, on the east by the street ; of such mag- 
nitude as the grantor possesses, and as it lies encompassed by the fence 
between the said Willem Bout and Symon Volekers, with a garden in 
the rear as it also lies in fence, being the whole patent, given to the 
grantor by the director general and council of New Netherland, of date 
April 23d, A. D. 1652, about seven rods in breadth, and in length to the 
fence of the garden, which was separated and sold to the behoof of Jacques 
Tyssen, deceased, 8 and Willem Bout ; further the grantor waives all his 
title or claim [to said house and lot], and also acknowledges that he is 
completely paid and satisfied for the aforesaid house, lot and garden, with 
the number of two and twenty beavers, and promises the grantee to free 
the same from all claims and demands, which may hereafter come against 

• Albert Andriesse Bratt. For an account of Mm, see O'Callaghan's Bistory of New Nether- 
land, I, 435. 

2 Three brothers (?) Van den Berg settled in Bererwyck, tIz : Gysbert, Gerrit and Claas all of 
whom left sons. Claas had at least one son, Cornells, who married Susanna Ouderkerk and had 
a family of sis children. ' 

3 For an account of the Coeyman's family see O'Callaghan's History of New Netlierland i 435 
< Gerrit Swart was appointed sheriff of Ecnsselaerswyck in 1653, and held the office until 

1670.— 0' Oallarjhan's History of New Netherland, ii, 184. 
s This was so common a name that it is impoasible to know what was his surname. 
^ One Jan Evertse [Schoemaker], was complained of for smuggling shoes in X^l.^Dutch 



' Symon Volkertse Veeder, alias De Backer, was among the earliest settlers of Schenectady 
All those who bear this name in this vicinity are his descendants. 
s Jacques Tyssen Van der Heyden ? 



Albany County Records. 77 

the same ; binding his person and estate, personal and real, present and 
future, and submitting himself to all judges and laws. 
Done in Albany, the ^ July, A. D. 1665. 

This is the mark ^ of Tettnis Coenelisse, 

with his own hand set. 
Jan Koster [ Van Aken\. 

Inventory of the goods of Jan Eeyersen,i deceased, taken on the yacht 
of Gerrit Visbeeck,2 if July, A. D. 1665. 

Found in a great chest. 
1 tin mug, 1 tin cup, 3 spoons, 1 tin beaker, 
1 tankard-tin, 1 smoothing iron, 1 little copper pan, 
1 chopping knife, 1 tin platter, 2 copper basins, 

1 iron candlestick, 2i ells of red calico (dosyntiens), 

2 prs. new Icelandish stockings, 

2 prs. old ditto, 

1 Talance with 2 curtains, 

35 articles, caps, neckkerchiefs, santees^ and handkerchiefs, 3 shirts of 

coarse cloth, and a parcel of old ragged clothes, 
an iron pot with a cook pan, 
1 salt box and a candle box, 
1 pothook, 2 forks, with a handle (een greep), 

3 sichten with a maihoeck,'^ 1 schincheP of a waggon, 

4 old horseshoes, 2 iron wedges, 

1 bail of a pail, 1 old spade, 1 copper kettle, 

2 iron bands for a cart, 8 axes, 

1 mattock, 1 pail, 2 torch holders, 

1 ploughshare, 1 sack of wheat meal, 

1 butter pot (?) with some butter therein, 

1 little tub of corn meal, 

1 great earthern pot of peas (?), 

1 bed bolster, and 2 pillows and a blanket, 

1 milk tub, 1 empty tub, 1 old wooden bowl, 

1 small basket Qmantie) and pot of fresh butter, 

a white coverlet. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Albany, and in 
presence of Jacob Schermerhooren and Jan Van Aken, magistrates of 
the same jurisdiction, Claes Janse Timmerman, citizen here, who declared 
that he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant 
and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Andries 
Jochimsen, dwelling at New York, his heirs or assigns, a house and lot ^ 

1 Jan Eeyersen came to Beverwyck in 1637. He succeeded Rykert Rutgersen in the posses- 
sion of tlie Bethlehem island in 1653, and gave his name to it. — (?' GaUagharCs History of New 
mtherland, i, 437. 

2 Gerrit visbeeck, in 1673, sold land in Claverack to Jan Hendrik Van Salabcrgen.— English 
Manuscripts. 

' Santee, or gezondheld, is a flannel worn about the abdomen and loins, as a sanitary bandage. 

< These compose an instrument used in cutting buckwheat. 

'' This belongs to a peculiar kind of wagon, used only in two or three provinces of Holland, 
and is of iron. 

8 This lot was on the east side of North Pearl street, second south of Steuben, and ran through 
to James street In the rear. 



78 Albany County Records. 

lying in the village of Albany, bounded on the north by Jan Verheeck's, 
to the south by Stoffel Janse [Abeel],i east and west by the street ; breadth 
front and rear thirty wood feet, and length one hundred and fifty-two 
wood feet and a half, which lot is a part of the patent granted by the 
director general and council to Jan Tomasse [Mingael ?] of date 23d of 
April, A. D. 1652 ; and the grantor acknowledged that he was fully satis- 
fied and paid for the sale and conveyance of the same, and therefore he 
promises the aforesaid house and lot to free from all actions, claims and 
demands which hereafter may be made ; binding his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, putting himself in subjection to all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Albany the 3d of August, A. D. 1665, old style. 

Claes Janse. 

Jacob SchermerJiooren. 

Jan Koster [ Van Aken\. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of the jurisdiction 
of Albany, and in the presence of Hon. Jacob Schermerhooren and Jan 
Coster Van Aeoken, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jochim Wesselse 
Backer, citizen of the aforesaid place, who declared that by virtue of a 
conveyance from Francis Boon, 17th July, 1664, he had granted and 
conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession to and for the behoof of David Pieterse Schuyler, his 
heirs, or those who may receive title from him, a house and lot lying in 
the village of Albany, bounded on the east, west and south by the king's 
highway, and on the north the house of Gillis Pieterse, 2 and of such size 
as it lies inclosed in fence, with all the right and jurisdiction which he, 
the grantor, has therein, which lot was granted by patent to Jacob Hen- 
drickse Sibinck and Stoffel Janse [Abeel], of date 25th October, A. D. 
1653 ; and the grantor acknowledges that he is paid and fully satisfied 
for the sale and delivery, and therefore promises to free the aforesaid 
house and lot from all actions, claims or demands, which hereafter may be 
made ; pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and 
future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany the 8th of August, 1665, old style. 

JoCHEM Backer. 
Jacob Schermerhooren. 
Jan Koster [ Van AkenJ. 

Conditions and terms, according to which the administrators of the 
effects of the late Jan Keyersen propose to sell to the highest bidder at a 
public sale, two horses and two calves, two old' heavy (loggeii) hogs, 
together with some other articles of farming utensils and furniture. The 
payment for the beasts, horses and hogs, also the bed, bolster and pillows, 
shall be made in good whole merchantable beavers, and that on the first 
of June, A. D. 1666, or otherwise in good strung seewant, beaver's price, 
at 24 guilders the beaver, which last payment shall be made on the 1st of 



> Stoffel Janae A"beel, master carpenter, was in Beverwyck in 1662, perhaps earlier and died 
before 1684. He made his will 4tli December, 1670, and then speaks of the followine'children • 
Magdalena, 17 years old ; Maria, 14 years old ; Johannes, 11 years old, and Elizabeth His wife's 
name was Neeltje Janse Croon. 

2 Gillie Pieterse Timmerman. 



Albany County Records. 79 

April, next coming; as it respects the farming utensils or furniture, they 
shall be paid for within three days from date in good strung seewant. 
The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer, in payments as aforesaid! 
Besides it is expressly conditioned that no one shall purchase by offsetting 
moneys, which may be due him from said Jan Reyersen, deceased, but 
shall deliver the purchase money into the hands of the vendue master 
and await for a pro rata division. The buyer shall be holden to furnish 
two sufficient sureties, jointly and severally, as principals for the purchase 
money,, to the content of the seller. 
Done the 31 Aug., 1665. 

Teunis Cornelise [Van Vechten], remained the buyer of an old mare, 
according to the above standing conditions, for the sum of one hundred 
and sixty-seven guilders. 

This is the mark |J^ of Teunis Cornelise, 

with his own hand set. 
As sureties stood Jan Verbeeek and Dirk Teunisse. 

Jan Verbeeok. 
DiRCK Teunisse [Van Vechten]. 

Cornelis Segersen [Van Voorhoudt] remained the last bidder and buyer 
of a young mare for the sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders, 
and Jan [Janse] Oothout' and Cornelis Cornelisse [Viel6] stood sureties 
for him, according to the foregoing conditions. 

Cornelis Seegers. 
Jan Jansen Oothoet. 
This is the mark -(- of Cornelis Cornelisse [Viel^].^ 
with his own hand set. 

Cornelis Van Nes^ remained the buyer of an old cow for the sum of 
seventy guilders, and Abram Staets and Jan Koster [Van Aken], stood 
sureties for him, according to the foregoing conditions. 

Cornelis Van Nes. 

Abram Staas. 

Jan Koster. 

[Note]. The 7 April, 1668, Cornelis Van Nes has paid 9 beavers 
and /•• 13.10 in seewant, so that there still remains/ 18 in 
beavers. 30 May, Van Nes has paid off the/ 18 in beavers. 

Teunis Dirricxse [Van Vechten]^ remained the buyer of a young cow, 

1 Jan Janae Oothout was a brewer in Greenbusli, and made his will 13 March, 1687-8, and letters 
of administration were issued to his sons, Hendrik and Jan, 3 Jan., 1695-6. {WUls^ i). He left 
six children, three sons and three daughters. 

2 Cornells Cornelise Viel6 owned the lot on the west comer of State and South Pearl streets, 
which in 1673 he sold to Richard Pretty. A little before this (1668), he bought a houwery in Sche- 
nectady, and settled there. In 1671 he had license to tap strong drink in Schenectady.— Qen, 
Entr., rr, 83. 

3 Cornelis Hendrikse Van Ness came to Beverwyck in 1642. His first wife was a daughter of 
Jan Janse Oothout, the brewer of Greenbuah, by whom he had three sons : Henderick, Jan, and 
Gerrit, and perhaps daughters. His second wife was widow Maritie Damens, whose -two former 
husbands were Dirk Van Bps, and Hendrik Andriese Van Doesburgh. 

■* Florin, equivalent to guilder, i. e., 40 cts. 

s Teunis Dirkse Van Vechten is said to have come to Beverwyck in 1638, with wife, child, and 
two servants, and had a farm at Greenbuah. Pour of his children were living in 1700, viz. : Dirk 
Teunisse, Cornelis, Gierrit, and Pietertje, who married Ifyndert Frederickse Smith. 



80 Albany County Records. 

for the sum of eighty guilders, and Jan Koster [Van Aken], and Jan 
Oothout stood as sureties, according to the foregoing conditions. 

The mark of Thetjnis + Dieeixse, with his own hand set. 

Jan Kostek. 

Jan Jansen Oothouet. 

Jan Verbeeck remained the buyer of a bull calf for thirteen guilders, 
and Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], stood as surety, according to the 
above conditions. J^N Verbeeck. 

GoosEN Gerritsbn. 

Ryck Claes [Van Vranken],i remained the buyer of a boar (ieerwer/^e), 
and that for nine guilders, and Barent Reyndersen^ stood as surety, 
according to the above conditions. 

Ryck Claessen. 

Barent Reyndersen. 

Jan Evertse remained the buyer of a bull calf for eleven guilders ; 
surety therefor Cornells Bos. 

The mark of Jan -|- Everts, with his own hand set. 

Cornells Van Nes was the buyer of a sow, for twenty guilders. 

Symon [Volkertse Veeder De] Backer^ remained the buyer of a sow 
for four and twenty guilders ; surety therefor Wouter Arentse. 

The mark of Symon -\- Volkertse, by him set. 
The mark of -|- Wouter Arentse, by him set. 

Gerrit Bancken became the buyer of a boar for eight guilders. 
Cornells Theunissen Bos became the buyer of a little boar for eleven 
guilders. Gerrit Bancker. 

Harmen Vedder.* 

Jan Janse Ouderkerk became the buyer of a bed with its appurtenances 
for eight and fifty guilders ; sureties therefor. Storm Albertse [Bratt] 
and Eldert Gerbertse. 

Jan Janse Ouderkerk.^ 
Eldert Gerbertse Cruiif.^ 
Storm Van per Zee.' 

1 Two brothers, Qerrlt and Eyckert Claes Van Vranken, sons of Claas Van Vranken, early 
bought land in Niskayuna. From these have descended the families of the name in this vicinity. 

2 Barent Reyndersen bought a house and lot in Beverwyck in 1657. — Ifeeds^ i, 77, 161. 

s Symon Volkertse Veeder De Backer, was one of the early settlers of Schenectady. He had 
four sons : Peter, Gerrit, ohannes, and Volkert, all of vphom left families ; also three daughters. 
The seven he speaks of in his will, made Jan. 8th, 1696-7. 

* Harmen Albertse Vedder was also one of the first settlers of Schenectady, where he bought 
a bouwery in 1672. Previously he was a trader in Albany. He had five sons and one daughter, 
all of whom were living in 171B, and heads of families. 

" Jan Janse Ouderkerk, " de smalle kuyper," lived on the north side of Yonker, now State 
strGct. 

8 In 1657. Eldert Gerbertse Cruiff was prosecuted for defaming Ulderick Kleyn's wife : the next 
year he was again brought before the court for calling Jochim Kettlehuyn a thief. — Dutch 



' Storm Albertse Vander Zee, aHas Bratt, was the son of Albert Andriese Bratt De Noorman 
who settled early in Beverwyck, and gave the name to the Norman's kil. Storm was born in a 
storm at sea, and hence he was called Storm Van der Zee, which name he and his descendants 
have since borne.— 0' CanagharCs Bistmy of New Netlwrland, i, 433 - 4. 



Albany Comity Becards. 81 

Goods of Jan Kyersen, deceased, sold at public sale, to be paid for in 
good strung seewant, in the space of three days : 

Jan Janse Ouderkerk, debit, 

1 chopping knife and some other things, / 8 00 

1 coverlet !.'!!!!!/ 20.00 

28.00 

Symon [Veeder] De Backer, debit, 

1 coverlet, .....f 26.00 

Jan Evertse Schoonmaker, debit, 

1 coverlet, f jq.oO 

Young Keesie [Cornelius], debit, 

a pot hanger and a pan, f 18.00 

a plough share and schinchels for a cart, ,..., / 20.00 

Poulus Martense [Van Benthuysen],i 

1 pot (?) with a little butter therein, / 10.10 

some trumpery for, f g.QO 

1 old box, f 7.00 

a parcel of old linnen, , f 8.00 

31.10 

Meester (Doctor) Cornelius Van Dyck,^ 

an old kettle and salt tub, , , f 12.00 

Cornelis Teunisse Bos, debit, 

4 horse shoes, two wedges, and other things for / 26.00 

also some trumpery, f 27.00 

to linnen goods, / 11.07 

64.07 

Dirck Wesselse [Ten Broeck], debit, 
a can, , / 5.00 

Jacob Flodder {alias Grardenier],^ 

3 sichten and two torch holders, , / 16.10 

also to a bolster, / 20.00 

/ 36.10 

Jan Cornelise, 1 grindstone, / 29.00 

Jacob Engel, 2 axes, and an adze, / 16.00 

Jan Gauw, 1 bag of maize meal, and one tub of wheat meal, / 12.10 

» PaulnB Martense Van Benthuysen was the first of his name In Beverwyck. He had three 
sons : Baltns, Barent, and Marten, who settled in Schenectady. They all left families. 

2 Doctor Van Dyck was a son of Hendrik Van Dyck, of New Amsterdam, who was Gov. 
Stuyresant's schont fiscal for a time. Cornelius studied medicine with Jacob D'Hinse, who gaye 
him a certificate of four years' study in the business of cMrurqle. — Notarial Papers, i, p. 91. In 
1687, he was deceased. He bad two wives : the last, Elizabeth Beck, widow of Cant. Sylvester 
Salisbury. He left two sons, Hendrick and Jacobus, both physicians, and two daughters. 

3 Jacob Flodder, alias Qardenler, came to Beverwyck in 1638, as servant to Claes Janse 
Euyter.— 0'' CaUaghari's Bistory of New NetTierland, i, 438. He had two wives : the first, Josyna 

: and the second, Barentie Straetsmans, who was his wife in 1674. She had previously been 
the wife of Coenraedtse Backer. In 1688, she was a widow again with fifteen living children, ten 
by her first husband and five by the last, and her estate was to be divided into fifteen parts, one 
for each. 

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82 Albany Comity Records. 

Eldert Gerbertse [Cruiff], /■ 4Q 00 

a piece of calico (dosyntiens), •• / ^y.UU 

[Note.] paid througli Marcels Janse [Van Bommel] a tun 
of beer, / 28; further, paid to the citizens (bur- 
gerif) /28. 

Jan Clute, 

one kettle, and some ironwork, / r^'^J: 

one little pan and basin, / I"-"" 

/ 32.10 

Frans Jansen,i debit, 

1 pair of curtains, / }(f^ 

2 copper scales and other things, / o-'^" 

/ 17.00 

Mary Hoffmeyer,^ 
1 pewter can, 1 platter, / 25.00 

Cornelis "Wyncoop, 
a coat and some rubbish for, / lo-lO 

Adriaen Van Ilpendam, 
1 chest, - / 25.00 

[Total], /507.07 

On the ^ October, delivered to the administrators of the 
estate of Jan Reyersen the sum of, •_••/ 398.07 

deduct for Cornelis Teunis Bos, deceased, which was not paid 
because of his death, / 67.11 

/ 330.16 
To young Kees [Cornelis], for forage for the beasts, / 6.00 

/ 336.16 

Terms and conditions on which Willem Hoffmeyer proposes to sell, at 
once at public sale to the highest bidder, some furniture and goods, 
together with two cows, for which the payment shall be made on Monday 
next, without longer delay, the furniture in good strung seewant, and 
the cows in good whole merchantable beaver's skins ; also the great shot 
gun. The buyer shall be held to furnish sufficient sureties for the pur- 
chase money. The auction fees in payment, to be a charge on the buyer. 

Done the -^ October, 1665, Albany. 

Hendrick Meese [Vrooman],^ a gun, for seewant, / 16.00 

Daniel Rinckhout, a straw cutter (suyhanck,') f 15.00 



1 Frans Janse Prayn is the first of the name who settled in Albany. In 1699, he could not take 
the oath of allegiance, etc., because he was a papist.— Annals of Albany, in, 280. In 1708, he 
owned a lot on the east corner of James street and Maiden lane.— Annals of Albany, rv, 183. 

2 Perhaps the wife of Willem Hoffmeyer. 

" Hendrik Meese, one of the brothers Vrooman, early settled in Schenectady. He had two 
eons, Jan and Adam, from whom have descended all the families of the name in this vicinity. 
Hendrik Meese was killed Feb. 9, 1690, in the sack of Schenectady, by the French and Indians. 



Albany County Records. 83 

Terms and conditions on which Sieur Cornelis Steenwyck i proposes to 
sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house and lot lying in village 
of Albany, on the hill, between Harmen Vedder's and Barent Reyn- 
dersen's. 

****** 

[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted]. 

Terms and conditions according to which Sieur Cornelis Steenwyck 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house and lot 
lying in the village of Albany, on the hill, between Harmen Vedder's 
and Barent Reyndersen's, as it was received by him by conveyance from 
Rutger Jacobsen, deceased, of date 7 Aug. , 1662, new style, which, besides 
this paper, shall be read to the bystanders. 

****** 

[This paper was not executed]. 

Conditions and terms on which the administrators of the estate of the 
late Rutger Jacobsen [Van Schoenderwoert], propose to sell at once at 
public sale to the highest bidder some furniture, goods and household 
stuff, for which payment shall be made in good strung seewant, within 
the space of a month j and it is expressly conditioned that no one shall 
pay by deducting moneys due him from the aforesaid Rutger Jacobsen, 
but that the buyer shall deliver the money into the hands of the vendue 
master, and wait for a pro rata division. The buyer shall be holden to 
furnish two sufficient sureties for the purchase money. The auction fees 
for the payment aforesaid become a charge to the buyer. 

Done the 9th of December, 1665, old style. 

Claes Lock, a stew pan, ; / 30.00 

Rycker V. Renselaer, a copper kettle, / 10.00 

Mr. {Meester, i. e. Doctor), Jacob [D'Hinse],^ a copper kettle,... / 14.10 
Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], 1 ditto (copper kettle), 1 pan, 1 

skimmer and candle {kandeV), f 20 00 

J. Gr. van Ball, 4 earthen platters, / 2.00 

Andries Teller,^ 3 earthen platters, and 1 ditto little drinking 

cup, / 12.00 

Stoffel Janse [Abeel], 1 tin dish, little cup, and saltcellar,... / 14.10 

Jan Vinhagen, 1 child's bed basket (luyermant), and 1 little 

calabash (calhasje), / 8.10 

Jan C.lute, one pothook, / 13.00 

Barent Pieterse [Coeymans the miller], a slate with aframe, / 10.00 



1 Cornells Van Steenwyck was a merchant doing business in New York. 

2 Jacob D'Hinse was surgeon andphysician in Beverwyck as early as 1656. In 1657 he brought 
an action against Tomas Powelsen [Powell], for fees ; but the defendant answered by saying that 
he had engaged to attend his tamily for two beavers ($6.40), a year ; the plaintiff assented, but 
urged that wounds willfully inflicted were not included in this contract. The case went over, and 
how settled is not known. — Dutch Manuscripts. He was deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church 
in 1670, and his record of the transactions for that year is preserved in the archives, and an 
abstract thereof may be found in Munsell's Bistorical Collections, i, 32. 

3 Andries Teller was a son of William Teller, the first settler, who was long resident in Albany 
as a trader. Soon after 1690, the whole family removed to New York, except Johannes, who 
lived in Schenectady. Andries Teller married Sophia Van Cortland, daughter of OlofF Stevense, 
and had three children, two of whom, Andries and Margareta, were mentioned in their father's 
will, made in 1703. 



84 Albany County Records. 

Daniel Rinckhout, one ditto without a frame, f 4.00 

Jochim Wesselse [the baker], a weysluyp,^ / 13.00 

Claes Lock, 3 pewter plates, f 14.00 

Cornelus Bogardus,^ a chain pothanger, / 15.10 

Volkert Janse,3 2 pewter platters, / 25.00 

Jan Byvanck,* 2 pewter ditto, / 10.00 

Johannes Provoost, 3 earthen platters, / 17.10 

Abram Staets, 5 little earthen ditto, / 16.00 

Daniel Rinckhout, 8 ditto, / 12.10 

John Clute, 3 ditto, / 16.10 

Jan G. Bruyn, 9 pewter spoons^ / 8.00 

The Heer Renselaer,=5 3 great wine glasses, f 5.05 

Barent [Pieterse Coeymans], the miller, two old firelocks, f 41.00 

Mons. [Arent Van] Curler, a tap auger, f 7.15 

Barent [Pieterse Coeymans], the miller, two books,... / 30.10 

Abram Staets, a parcel of old books, f 17.00 

Juriaen Teunisse [Glazemaecker], a great clothes basket, f 18.10 

Jan G. Bruyn, 1 scrub brush (hoende), 1 brush, and wooden bowl,/ 7.10 

Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], a picture, , f 35.00 

Johannes Provoost, 2 little pictures, , f 17.10 

Gabriel Tomassen [Stridles], a looking glass, f 43.10 

Philip Pietersen [Schuyler], a picture, / 100.00 

Mons. Arent Van Curler, one ditto, f 85.00 

Robert Sandersen [Sanders], ^ one ditto, / 36.00 

Arent Van Curler, an earthern pot, f 8.05 

Loweis Cobussen, an ash shovel, f 4.00 

Daniel Rinckhout, a piece of lace, f 10.10 

Prans Janssen [Pruyn], f §.05 

Robert Sandersen [Sanders], 2 andirons, f 20.00 

Jan Clute, a table, f 10.05 

Cornells Teunisse Bos, 1 silk wagon cover {toersJdeet,') / 97.00 

Barent [Pieterse Coemans], the miller, 1 pair stockings with a 

pair of breeches, f 15 00 

Jan G. V. Bael, 3 chair cushions, f ig.oo 

Juriaen Teunisse [Glazemaecker], a chimney hanging, / 9.00 



mo™llir^ *" instrnment Binular to a harrow, for passing oyer the ground in spring to level 

! Comelis Bogardus was the second son of the famous Anneke Janse and her second hnshanrt 
Do. Bverhardns Bogardus, of New Amsterdam, and was hanfi^pri q wt ic^n ?? ""^Dano, 

grhie%^^irsorrpS5^f^a;^,tn^^fe^^^^^^ 

^^^^^ol^Si?V'o^ll^T!Lse^£l,a?-^^ '°"' °'""'^"«' who^feif VcriXtJt'; S^^tfnlV 
4 Jan Byvang or Byranck was born in 1634, in Oldenzeel Hollanr! • in n..t iara », _ • j 
Bolitje Bvertse Duyching, in Hew York Only three of' thriro^Ti'^iL'' ^^?®; '"'married 
Alhaiy church books, yfz : HendrrlcurbapS I^FeS S- Sft iTm,'? 1^ 
12 Feb., 1688. In 1692 he married his second wife, Sara ifrliS 'of New Yorf ^' ^' ^'^"'• 

s Jeremias Van Rensselaer, " who succeeded his brother V»i. ««««=*„■ j- ^ , i,. 
colony, m 1658, and administered its aS for sixteen rears ^twV»„'t "^''^^ 
dxBmeiiou:-- O^Callaghan'sHutmy of New NL^lanlTmr' ^ ^"^ P™1™<=e and 

« EobertSanders,Bonof Thomas Sanders, Jr., of Amsterdam and Snmii rnm-non-ir r, 
of New Amsterdam : was baptized in New'Amkerdam 10 N?y IMl He w^^^^^^ ^.I'^l'^A 

two wiyes : Ist, Blsie Barentse ; 3nd, Ahda ■ and one son KnVmt 'h»5L i trader, and had 

he obtained a patent, in connection with Mynde?t Vander Cgart for a mHet^^^l^^^^ 
Dutchess county, including the site of the present city of Pouehleeosie Hp^«, S ? °' i^?*^;,™ 
Journal of Jasper Danckers and Peter ^luyter, 1670 at joSerable ipilS'^'^r°''^^ V^''^S. 
^.'"r^aflate'rioT^^^' '^^ ""' "^ n.am^e often i°cc„?^ Tl^l ^^g^^f&S 



Albany County Records. 85 

Lowies Cobus, a chair, y? j2 10 

Hans de Poolt, for Volkert, a safe for provisions (eetens hasse,') f 9.00 

Teunis Gerrits Verwey [or Van Wie], a chest, , / 28.10 

Mr. \_Doctor] Jacob [D'Hinse], a table, / 2.05 

[Total], /983.10 

We, the undersigned, acknowledge, that we have received from the 
hands of the receiver Johannes Provoost the sum of nine hundred and 
eighty-three guilders and ten stuivers, on account of the estate of the late 
Kut Jacobsen, arising from the household stufiF sold. 

Done f^ Jan., 166^, Albany. 

R. V. Renselaer. 
Jan Van Bael. 

The administrators, as before, of said estate of Eut Jacobsen, propose 
now to sell some silver ware and gold jewels, the payment for which 
shall be made in good whole merchantable beaver's skins, to be paid in 
the space of two months from date ; and it is conditioned as before, that 
no money shall be deducted by reason of an account contra. The buyer 
shall be holden to furnish sufficient sureties for the purchase money. In 
paying, the auction fees become a charge against the buyer as before. 

9th December, 1665, old style. 

Abram Staets, a pair of favors (sin'Mew), / 20.17 

J. Provoost, one ditto, / 25.16 

Jan Clute, a gold ring, / 15.10 

Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], a fine ring (roossens ringh), / 18.00 

Jeremias V. Kenselaer, one diamond ring, / 17.00 

Immetie De Baxter, 2 half barrels (mand,} , f 7.08 

Jeremias Van Kenselaer, 1 double ring (dubhelde hoep), / 26.00 

Idem, a gold bodkin (haernaelt), / 29.00 

Idem, a gold chain,, / 80.00 

Idem, a silver dish (schae^),....^ , / 24.00 

Abram Staets, a silver salt cellar, / 16.16 

Ryckert Van Renselaer,^ 4 silver spoons, / 30.00 

Arent Van Curler, a silver beaker, / 68.00 

Abram Staets, a silver beaker, / 52.13 

Andries Teller, 4 silver spoons, / 31.00 

Jeremias Van Renselaer, 6 ditto mannetiens,^ ./ 51.00 

/ 512.14 

We, the undersigned, acknowledge, that we have received from the 
hands of the receiver, Johannes Provoost, the sum of five hundred and 
twelve guilders and fourteen stuivers, beaver money, for the gold and 
silver ware sold. 

^ Jan., 166^, Albany. R. V. Renselaer. 

Jan Van Bael. 

> Ryckert Van Rensselaer, brother of Jeremias, the patroon. 
2 That is, having a human flgnre engraved upon them. 



86 Albany County Records. 

Terms and conditions on whioii Jacob Schermerhooren, attorney for 
Pieter Symonse [Van Oostsanen], proposes to sell at public sale, to tlie 
highest bidder, the yacht [sloop], that Rutger Jacobsen, deceased, com- 
manded, by virtue of a mortgage, with such appurtenances, as are below 
mentioned. Said yacht shall be delivered to the buyer, within the space 
of 24 hours, and with it shall be delivered a mizzen sail and foresail, 
mizzen and foresail falls, both the sheets, a lift, a pulley, an anchor with a 
cable, grapple rope, the Prince's flag, a pair of oars, a boat, which is said 
to have floated away to the other side of the river, and to lay under the 
snow, and is there at the command of the buyer, who has to look for the 
same. Payment shall be made in good whole merchantable beaver skins, 
or failing in that in good strung current seewant, at 25 guilders a beaver, 
in two installments; the first, half in June, A. D. 1666, and the second 
installment also a half in June, A. D. 1667. The buyer shall be holden 
to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly and severally, as principals, and 
that immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer can not fur- 
nish the aforesaid sureties in the aforesaid time, then the aforesaid yacht 
shall be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever less it 
comes to be worth, he shall be held to make good, and whatever more it 
happens to be valued at, he shall derive no profit therefrom. The auction 
fees for the payment, as above mentioned, are accounted a charge against 
the buyer, in specie. According to the before mentioned conditions, 
Daniel Rinckhout remained the highest bidder and buyer, for the sum of 
two hundred and fifty-nine guilders, for the payment of which Jan Ver- 
beeck and Juriaen Teunisse [Glazemaecker] stood for him as sureties and 
principals, according to the aforesaid conditions. 

Done in Albany, the 18th of December, 1665, old style. 

Daniel Ringhout. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

jurejan tunse. 

Goods of Stoffel Janse [Abeel],i sold for the behoof of the poor, to be 
paid in good strung seewant, on the first of March, 1666. 

Done the 18th December, 1665. 

Antony Janse, a black coat {toerse, coarse cloth), f 127.00 

Antony Janse, a ditto cloak, f 34.00 



/ 161.00 

Terms and conditions on which the attorney of Peter Hartgers'^ pro- 
poses to sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, the house of said Peter 
Hartgers, which was overturned by the ice. ***** 

[This paper is imperfect and unexecuted]. 

Terms and conditions on which the attorney of Pieter Hartgers pro- 
poses to sell, at public sale, to the highest bidder, the house ofthe said 
Hartgers, which has been overturned by the ice. The aforesaid overturned 



I Stoffel Janse Abeel was not deceased until after 1670, in which year he made his will 

= Pieter Hartgers Van Vee come oyer in 1643, and fl^st settled in Fort See in Tesi as 

commisBary or magistrate. He returned to Holland, where he died in ma-8'CaUaahan^ 

Eutory of New mherland i 441. He married Sytje Roeloffse, daughter of the famous 

AnnekeJimse, by whom he had two daughters: Jannetie, and Ractel tamous 



Albany County Records. 87 

house shall be delivered to the buyer as it lies, upon the lot, with the iron, 
appendages and dependencies of the same, and wheresoever any part of 
the woodwork may have been driven, the buyer shall seek for, and gather 
together the same. The payment shall be made in good current seewant, 
to be paid within ten months from this date. The buyer shall be held 
to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly and severally, as principals, and 
if the buyer cannot furnish the aforesaid sureties, then the aforesaid 
house shall be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever 
less it becomes worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever 
more it becomes worth, he shall derive no profit therefrom. In paying 
as above, the auction fees become a charge to the buyer. 

Done April 12th, 1666. 

The highest bid was/ 160, by Geurt Henderickse [Van Schoonhoven]. 

Terms and conditions on which Gerrit Slichtenhorsti proposes to sell 
to the highest bidder, at public sale, his pan tile shed, to wit, the fallen pan 
tile kiln. All the wood and iron work that belongs to the aforesaid shed 
shall be delivered to the buyer as it lies upon the lot, and as it respects 
what has been swept off (by the ice and water), the buyer must search for 
the same at his own risk ; likewise the buyer shall receive the tiles, which 
are in the aforesaid shed; all of which the buyer may at once begin to 
remove from the lot and use at his pleasure. ***** 

[This paper was not executed]. 

Terms and conditions on which the house and lot, and some furniture 
and goods of the late Cornells Bogardus, shall he sold. The house and 
lot, situate here in Albany, shall be delivered to the buyer, free and unen- 
cumbered, 'according to the conveyance thereof, of date -^ May, 1666, to 
which reference is made, and which shall be read to the bystanders. 
The buyer, or bidder, shall occupy the aforesaid house and lot on the first 
day of November, first coming, new style. The payment therefor shall be 
made in two installments, half beavers, half seewant; the seewant 
reckoned at 25 guilders the beaver ; the first payment, or the first half, 
on the first of November aforesaid, and the remaining half in the month 
of July, A. D. 1667, at which time the aforesaid house and lot shall be 
conveyed to the buyer. The buyer, or bidder, of the furniture and goods, 
shall pay for the same in seewant, at the price at which they bought 
them, or bid them off, within the space of six weeks. The buyer, or 
bidder, shall not have the power to deduct, or hold back the price, under 
any pretext whatsoever. The buyer, or bidder, shall be holden to 
furnish sufficient sureties, for what he buys or bids off, to the content of 
the administrators, failing of which the same shall again be offered for 
sale, and sold at his cost and risk. The auction fees become a charge 
against the buyer. 

Household stuff of Cornelis Bogardus, sold, according to the conditions, 
-^ September, 1666, to be paid in good strung seewant, within six weeks. 

1 Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst was son of Brant Arentse Van Slichtenliorst, and came to Rens- 
selaerawyck with iiis father, in 1646, from Nieuwkerk, Gelderlaod. For a short time he served 
as schout fiscal, also as magistrate, at Schenectady, in 1672. Afterwards he removed to Kings- / 
ton, where he died in 1684. He married Aeltie Lansing, of Beverwyck. — O'OaUaghan's 
MsUny of New Netherland, n, 69. 



88 Albany Gounty Records. 

Jan Gr. Bruyu, 2 pewter platters, for, / 21.00 

Idem, a ditto porridge dish, and one ditto platter, / 29.10 

Jan Janse Bleycker, i 3 great pewter platters, / 56.00 

Jan Clute, 6 pewter plates, / 31.00 

Dirk Hesselingli,2 6 ditto, new, f 39.00 

Jan Wolsengracht, one pewter salt cellar, and one ditto mustard 

pot, / 12.05 

Tomas the drummer (de tamhoer), 1 pewter pot and 6 spoons,... / 10.00 

Jan Vinhagen, 5 little earthen platters, / 9.50 

Mr. {^Doctor] Adriaen, 2 earthen bowls, / 7.00 

Jan Janse Bleaker, 2 ditto, / 8.05 

Barent the shoemaker, 3 great earthen platters, / 26.10 

Wouter, the baker, 1 earthen bowl, and 2 ditto platters, / 30.00 

Jan Clute, 2 little pictures, / 16.00 

Idem, 3 pictures, / 3400 

Aernout Cornelise [Viele], 2 little pictures, / 17.00 

Jan Bleycker, a framed (lyst) almanac, [or calendar,] / 10.15 

Abraham Staets, a looking glass, / 31.00 

Joachim Kettel [huyn], 1 earthen pot, and 1 d\tto colander, / 7.00 

Philip Schuyler, a little iron pot, f 23.10 

Aernout Cornelise [Viele], an earthen cheesepot, / 8.10 

Abraham Staets, 3 ditto pots, / 12.00 

Harmen Metselaer, a copper kettle,,,....,, / 10.00 

Geertie Bouts, ^ a copper kettle, / 9.05 

J. Provoost, a pothook, and a copper pan, / 11.05 

H. Rooseuboom,* 1 little copper pan, and 2 iron caiidlesticks,...y 11.05 

Robert Sandsrsen, an old innosent,^ / 32.10 

Gabriel Tomassen [Stridles], an old serge {sargie) garment, / 30.00 

Jan Corneel, soldier, a leather and a cloth breeches, / 36.10 

Jan Clute, a copper mortar, and a brush, / 30.00 

Abram Staets, a woolen garment,,, f 45.00 

Henderick Lansingh,8 a black grogram garment, / 205.00 

Gabriel Tomassen [Stridles], a pair of black silk stockings, / 24.10 

Do. Staets, 2 blue waistcoats, / 28.05 

Harmen Vander Bos [Bogart?], a little white coat of napped 

cloth, / 30.00 

Dirck Hesselingh, 2 old hats, / 10.00 

Jan Bleecker, a pair of old white silk stockings, / 16.00 



1 Jan Janse Bleecker, came from Meppel, province of Overyssel, In 16B8. He was a trader, 
and fUled many important civil offices, the last of which was that of mayor in the city, in 
1700-1. He married Margaret, daughter of Rutger Jacohsen, by whom he had a family of nine 
children. He died In 1T32, at the age of ninety-one years, and she the year following, in her 
eighty-seventh year. 

' Dirk Hesselingh was a resident of Schenectady for a time. In 1673 he sold his bonwery 
to Harmen Vedder. Robert Hesselingh (perhaps a brother), was killed in Schenectady, Feb. 
9, 1690, in the sack of the place, by the French and Indians. 

3 Geertle Bouts was, perhaps, a resident in Schenectady, in 1690, when her adopted son 
Stephen was carried away captive by the French and Indians. 

' Hendrik Roseboom, the first settler, was the voorlezer and sexton of the chnrch. In 1674 
he brought a suit, to recover his fees, against a man, who had employed the OTave digger 
of the Lutheran church, who is styled an mterloper ; judgment for the plaintiff 18 euild^s 
He died in 1703, leaving four &on&.— Munseirs BUtorwal Oollectkms, i, 3S-54, ' 

<> It is with much difficulty that some of these terms are decyphered, and others cannot now be 
defined, the articles as well as their names having become obsolete. 

" Hendrik Lansingh was one of the three sons of Qerrit Lansing, who came from Hassell 
nearZwoll, inOveryssel. Hendrick left one son, Jacob. He died 11 July, 1709.— Church Eecm-ds. 



Albany County Records. 89 

Willem [Frederickse] Bout, 2 pair of woolen stockings, / 14 15 

Jan Janse Bleecker, 2 bands with lace, f 22 10 

Dirk Wesselse [Ten Brock], 2 ditto, without lace",..".'....'.'...!.'.'.".'.'.. /■ 4 00 

Aernout Cornelise [Viele], 2 ditto, ' f 2 10 

Do. Schaets,! 2 ditto !!..'!].."!!." f 2 15 

Ludovicus Cobus, 2 linnen and one woolen cap, / 6.05 

G-ysbert Janse, '^ two cravats (dasiens), \\f 7^00 

Arent Vanden Bergh, !.!!.!..!!.!! f 5 10 

Lowies Cobus, a shirt, f 13 05 

Do. Schaets, a shirt, y 15 jq 

Willem Frederickse Bout, one ditto, ■■■■■■/ 18!l5 

Lowies Cobus, one ditto, f 29 10 

Jan Gauw, 2 pillow biers, f 19.00 

Idem, 2 ditto, !.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!."/ 22^00 

Arnout Cornelise [Viele], white drawers, / 15.05 

Jan Janse Bleycker, 6 pocket handkerchiefs, ,../ 16.15 

Jau Vinhagen, a Psalmbook, f 30.05 

Dirk Wesselse [Ten Brock], two silver breeches buttons, f 14.00 

Juffrouw De Witt, 2 silver spoons,....,., / 26.00 

Aernout Cornelisse [Viele] , a little silver beaker, / 65.00 

Jochim Wesselse [De Backer], 11 ells Haerlemer stuff, / 36.00 

Abram Staets, a pipe mould, ' f 6.00 

Lowies Cobus, a pot chain, and iron tongs, / 17.00 

Abram Staets, a painted casket, / 59.00 

Gerrit Bancker, a little milk pot and a barber's basin (schaerhort), f 10.00 

Jacob Schermerhooren, a meat tub, / 10.00 

Pieter Loockermans, Senior, a water pail, / 2.00 

Elias Van Kavensteyn, 3 gun barrels (loopen), and ^ lock, / 40.00 

Philip Schuyler, 4 gun barrels, / 25.00 

Jan G. Bruyn, 2 guns and 2 gun barrels, / 58.10 

Eobert Sanderssen, 7 old pistol barrels and 2 locks, / 81.00 

Henderick Rooseboom, 5 gun locks / 45 00 

Jacob Loockermans, a dirk and one old hanger, f 21.10 

Henderick Cuyler,-5 a little .vessel of red paint (many), / 26.00 

Jan G-. Bruyn, 7 axes and 2 old andirqris, , / 42.00 

Abram Staets, a smith's bench screw, / 54.00 

Jan Clute, a saw with a bit stock {stamper boor"), / 11.00 

Idem, a parcel of box maker's tools, / 68.00 

Jan Clute, a provision safe with drawer (eetens lasie'), / 27.05 

MyndertHarmense [VanderBogart],'' a cabinet of drawers (laa),f 50.00 

Jan Clute, a wash tub, ..f 7.10 

1 For account of the Eev. Gideon Schaets, see Annals of Albany, passim; also Histpry of Mew 
MetherlaTid : the Lahadists, Bankers and Sluyter, allude to him with much censure of his man- 
ners and habits, see Memoirs Long Island BistoHcal Society, i. 

' In Beverwyck as early as 1651.— Dutch Manuscripts. 

' Hendrlk Cuyler was horn in 1637, probahly In Amsterdam, where. In 1675, his brother, 
Eeynler, cnomemaecker, resided. In 1680 his house lot was on the soath side of State street, 
west of Pearlj "near ye Fort," which lot passed Into the bands of his son-in-law, Pieter Van 
Brugh. He also had a patent for land on the western bounds of Schenectady, above Hoffman's 
Ferry. By his wife, Anna, he had two sons, Johannes and Abraham, and a daughter, Maria. 

* Myndert Harmense Van Der Bogart, son of Harmen Van Der Bogart, a trader, settled in 
Albany, and married Helena Schermerhooren, daughter of Jacob Janse Schermerhooren. His 
house lot was on the south side qf State street^ west of Pearl. In 1691, he, and Robert 
Sanders obtained a patent for a mile square of land, including the present city of Poughkeepsie. 

12 



90 Albany County Records. 

Eobert Sandersen, a manger (Jcrebhe), / 4.00 

Carsten [Frederickse],' de Smit, a little table and table cloth, and 

a bench, / 15.10 

Jan Clute, a little rack to set platters on, / 6.10 

/ 2014.15 

The vendue master, Provoost, has paid to us the administrators of the 
estate of the late Cornelis Bogardus, a sum, according to the above 
written sales. 

Albany, ^ November, 1667. 

Philip Pieterse [Schuyler]. 
d. v. schelluyne.'- 
1667. 

A grey garment of Jan Olute's sold at auction by Gerrit Slich- 

tenhorst, for, / 64.00 

to be paid in beavers in 6 weeks. 

Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Rutger Jacobsen 
[Van Schoenderwoert], deceased, propose to sell at public sale, a garden, 
lying behind the Fort Albany; being three gardens, contained in one, 
whereof the delivery shall be immediate, and of such magnitude as it lies 
within fence, with some posts and boards, which are thereon ; breadth 7 
rods, and length 15 rods; but the buyer shall at his own expense solicit 
the patent of the Heer governor. Payment shall be made within the 
space of three weeks, from this date, in good current seewant. The buyer 
shall be holden to furnish sufficient sureties for the purchase money. 
The auction fees become a charge against the buyer. It is conditioned 
that, if the buyer can obtain no patent, the sale shall be null and of no 
value. Jan Clute remained the bidder and buyer of the garden for the 
sum of sixty-two guilders, and Philip Schuyler offered himself as surety, 
according to the above standing conditions. 

The 8th of April, 1667. 

Johannes Clute. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 

Jan Clute is the buyer of an iron fire plate (yierplaet), to be 

paid in cash, seewant, ,y 41.00 

Willem Brouwer,3 a settle bed (slahanck'),..., f 10.00 

Lowies Cobus, a copper pan, f 4.10 

J. V. Renselaer, an iron wedge, f 4.05 



/ 59.15 



1 Carsten Frederickse was brother of Myndert Frederickse Smith, one of the elflprs of thp 
Lutheran church, in 1680. 

2 Dirk Van Sohelluyne came over in 1650 as a notary, and for a time resided in New 
Am6terdam. He was appointed town clerk of Albany, in 1660, In 1667 he had a grant of land 
m Niskayuna for Bemces, He had three sons: Cornells, Tielman and Johannes The r»mp 
has disappeared from Albany, j-^c uomc 

2 Willem Brouwer was in Beyerwyck, as early as 1657, He was buried .3 Ans- IfifiR anri \-n 
the church book is the following entry: "tot die begraeyenisse van WiUeiS' Brouwer 40 
g(uilders) 15 Btuivers." His son Hendrik, early settled at Schenectady, and his descendants 
may be tound there in considerable numbers. It is not known that he had any other children 



Albany County Records. 91 

Jan Clute, a ploughshare with a coulter, belonging to J. G. V. 

Bael, cash, to be paid in seewant, f 49. 00 

Terms and conditions on which Sheriff Swarti will sell, under an 
execution, the household goods of Harmen Jansen Bos, together with a 
horse, for which payment shall be made in good whole merchantable 
beaver's skins, or in good strung current seewant, at 25 guilders the 
beaver; conditioned by these presents, that no one shall have the power 
to buy any goods by offsetting any debt, which the buyer might truly 
demand of said Harmen Bos, but the purchase money shall be delivered 
into the hands of the sheriff. The per centage becomes a charge against 
the buyer, in payments as aforesaid. 

Elmer Otten^ remained the highest bidder and buyer of the 

horse for, f gl.OO 

Jacob Tyssen [Vander Heyden], a musket, / 28.00 

Henderick Van Nes, two guns, / 25.00 

Jacob Tyssen [Vander Heyden], two ditto, / 14.00 

[Henderick] Kosenboom, two gun barrels and 3 locks, / 16.00 

Dirck Van Schelluyne, a sword, / 8.03 

Jacob Tyssen [Vander Heyden], 1 pistol and an ax, / 6.00 

Carsten [Frederickse], the smith, two coverlets, / 16.00 

Jacob Tyssen [Vander Heyden], a parcel of old trumpery, / 11.00 

Dirk Hesselingh, 3 hams, one flitch of bacon (s?!?'), and 5 

smoked pieces of pork, / 19.00 

Jacob Ty.'sen [Vander Heyden], one hat, / 17.00 

Lowies Cobus, one little cloth coat and a pair of serge breeches,/ 54.00 

Idem, a little white napped cloth coat, / 7.10 

Dirck Hesselingh, one ditto, / 8-00 

Barent, the smith, a parcel of gloves (Aran c^bes), / 5.10 

Black Marten, a parcel of old stockings, / 15.00 

Elmer Otten, a parcel of flints (yiersteenen), f 3.00 

Gysbert Vanden Bergh,^ an innosent and a waistcoat, f 14.00 

Sheriff [Gerrit] Swart, 8 ells of linnen, / 28.00 

[Hendrick] Roosenboom, a bit of cotton cloth, a powder horn, 

and a pair of (?), / 4.05 

Gerrit Hardenburgh,'' three old shirts and one valance, / 8.00 

/ 388.08 

On this day, the 14th of June, A. D. 1673, appeared before me Ludo- 
vicus Cobes, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerwyck and Schaen- 

> Gerrit Swart was appointed Bchont flscaal, or sheriff, of Reneselaerswyck, in 1653, and held the 
ofilce until 1670, when he was succeeded by Captain Salisbury. He was born in 1607.— C Collar 
ghaiCs Bistory of New Netherlanii, n, 184. 

^ Helmer Otten was a baker. His wife was Adriaontje Arentse Bratt, daughter of the first 
settler and proprietor of that name in Schenectady. In 1670 he bought a bouwery of 26 mor- 
eens at Schenectady, of Pieter Adriaense Soegemaeckelyck, and soon after died, leaving one 
daughter, Catharina, who married Gerrit Simonse Veeder. His widow married Eyer Scher- 
mernorn, another of the early settlers of Schenectady. 

3 Gysbert Vanden Bergh was living in Albany as late as 1685. He had two sons, Cornelis and 
Willem, who left families ; also a daughter Maritie, who was baptized 5th July, 1685. 

■■Gerrit Hardenbnrgh and his wife, Jaessie Schepmoes, made a joint will in 1678 (Notarial 
Papers) ; in 1583 theyliad a daughter baptized by the name of Barendine. In 1690 he owned 
the sloop Eoyal, AliSLny. — UngTish Manuscripts. 



92 Albany Gourdy Records. 

hechtade, in the presence of the honorable the magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst and Adriaen Gerritse [Papeu- 
dorp], Jacob Seven and Gerrart Swart and Adriaen Van Ilpendam, as 
administrators of the estate of the late Reyndert Pieterse, who declared 
that, in true right, free ownership, they had granted, conveyed and 
transferred, by these presents, to and for the behoof of Mr. Henderick 
Roosenboom, a certain house and lot lying here in Albany, on the hill, 
bounded on the south by Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], on the north 
by Lourens Lourense, on the west by the hill, and on the east by the 
wagon way ; breadth five rods, and length twenty rods, lying in a square, 
by virtue of the patent thereof of date the 30th of April, 1667, from the 
right honorable Governor General Nioolls, and conveyance of date the 
5th of August, 1662, passed by Secretary Schelluyne, and that, free and 
unencumbered, without any charge standing or issuing against it, save only 
the governor's right, and without the grantors in the aforesaid characters 
[of administrators] having any more the least claim thereupon. Also 
acknowledging that they are quite satisfied and paid therefor, the first 
penny with the last ; giving therefore plenum actionem cessam, and perfect 
power to the aforementioned Mr. Roosenboom, his heirs and successors, 
or those who hereafter may receive his right and title, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and lot, as he with his patrimonial estate 
and efiects might do ; promising to keep the same safe against every one 
and to free the same from all troubles, demands and charges, as is right, 
and further, nevermore to do, nor permit anything to be done, against 
this, either according to, or without the laws, in any manner whatever, 
thus agreeing thereto under obligation according to law. 

Actum in Albany of date ut supra. 

The mark of Jacob Heven ^ , with his own hand set. 
G. Swart. 
Adriaen Van Ilpendam. 

In my presence, 

Ltjdovicus Cores, Secretary. 

On this, the 19th day of June, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus 
Cobus, secretary of Albany, in the presence of the honorable commissaries 
of the same jurisdiction, Messieurs Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp], and 
Andries Teller; Gerrit Janse Stavast, who in the matter in question 
between him and Mr. [Doctor] Jacob Vervanger,i by special provision, 
mortgages his house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, according 
to the sentence of the duke's (hteren) laws, and further [pledging] 
generally his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, 
without exceptions ; submitting the same to the force of all the duke's 
judges and laws, by which, in case of need, to recover payment without 
cost or damage. 

Albany of date ut supra. Gerrit Jansen Stavast. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ludovicus Cores, Secretary. 



irJ?''-"'^*P°''^®°?''¥!SX.^''™°f^'^ ^?^ '" tlieWest India Company's service from 1646 to 
1662, residmg most ofthe time in New Amsterdam. i"""; » oeivioe irom io4t> to 



Albany County Records. 93 

The contents of [the above paper] are canceled, destroyed {gemortifi- 
ceert doodt), and annihilated, pursuant to the act notarial in the margin 
of the copy of the mortgage, written by Willem Bogardus,i reading as 
follows : " On this date, the 8th of July, 1673, the contents of the above 
written mortgage, with another obligation, were canceled, destroyed, and 
annihilated. In witness of this, subscribed in N. Yorck, ut supra; was 
subscribed by Jacob Hendrickse [Varravanger] lower down stood 

" Acknowledged before me, 

W. BoGAUDUS, Not. Pub." 

Compared with the principal, Albany, the 16th July, 1673, 

LuDOVicus COBES, Secretary. 

On the 17th day of July, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus Oobus 
secretary of Albany, etc., in the presence of the honorable commissaries 
of the same jurisdiction, Messieurs Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp] and 
Andries Teller, Gerrit Visbeeck, who declared that in true right, free 
ownership, he had granted, conveyed and transferred by these presents to 
and for the behoof of Jan Hendricx Van Solsbergen'^ and Mr. Gerrart 
Van Slichtenhorst, a certain parcel of land, lying on the east bank [of 
the Hudson riverj, stretching along the river and inland towards the 
woods from the second claeuer (clover ?) to the little stone kil {steene 
Jcilletie), alias in the Indian language called Treeuwen Point (hoeck),^ by 
virtue of the patent thereof from the right honorable governor, Richard 
Nicoles, and that free and uncumbered, without any charge standing or 
issuing against the same, except only the duke's (Jieer's) right ; without 
the grantor's making any more the least claim upon [said land], acknow- 
ledging that to his content he is satisfied therefor and paid the first 
penny with the last, granting moreover plenam actionem cessam, and full 
power to the aforesaid Jan Hendricx and Mr. Slichtenhorst, their heirs 
and successors or those who hereafter may acquire their right and title, 
to do with, and dispose of the aforesaid parcel of land, as they with their 
patrimonial estate and goods might or could do ; promising to keep the 
same safe against every one, and to free it from all trouble, claims and 
charges (as are lawful) ; and further, never more to do or suifer to be done 
any thing against the same either with or without the laws, in any manner 
whatsoever, thus agreeing thereto under obligation according to law. 

Albany, of date ut supra. 

Gerrit Visbeeok. 

Adriaen Gerritse. 
A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

Ludovicus Cobus, Secretary. 



1 WUlem Bogardas was the oldest of the four sons of Do. BverharduB Bogardus and Anneke 
.Tanse In 1656 he was appointed clerk in the secretary's office in New Amsterdam, and, in 1687, 
post master of the province. His first wife was Wyntje Syhrantse, of Amsterdam, by whom he 
had four chUdren ; only Anna (the wife of Jacob Bronwer, of Gowanus), arrived at maturity. Hy 
his second wife, Walburga De Sille, the widow ol Frans Cregier, he had five children. 

2 Jan Hendrlkse Van Salshersen's first wife was Bmmeke Lucasse ; the second, Tanneke 
Janse " weduwe van Eyk Eiddersen ; " he married 30th of Jan., 1693 ke had four sons : Jan 
Ss', Henrik7and Harmen, who settled in CTaverack or Kinderhook. and had families, with 
the exception perhaps of the first. 

a This parcel of land was situated in Claverack. In 1673 Van Salsbergen «o°™y«^ *° 7S 
S'ichtenhOTSt half a tract of woodland on Maj. Abram Staets's kil, the same as the stone kil 
m'entioned above perhaps.— .KreyfeA Manuscripts, xxv, 5. 



94 Albany County Records. 

On the 30th day of July, 1673, appeared before me, Ludovicus Cobes, 
secretary of Albany, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Capt. 
Thomas Willett, who acknowledged that he had received from the hands 
of Juriaen Teuuissen [Grlasemaecker], the quantity of one hundred good 
mercbantable beaver's skins, for which the appearer (comparanf) promises, 
with the very first opportunity, this summer, herein Albany, to deliver to 
Juriaen Teunissen, free and unencumbered, eight hogsheads of good 
French [wine?] and an anker of brandy, besides also the refusal of four 
hogsheads of French [wine ?], provided that Juriaen Teunisse shall pay 
therefor, according to agreement; below pledging his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted ; submitting the 
same to all the duke's laws and judges. 

Thus done in Albany, of date ut supra, in presence of Joris Ghristoffclse 
as witness, called for that purpose. 

ThO : WlLLISTT.l 

Nota bene. — For the sake of formality, and to prevent all trouble and 
disputes, it is agreed between the parties, that each hogshead must con- 
tain and hold 6 ankers, and what more is found in the casks Juriaen 
Teunisse must make compensation for. 
Joris Ghristoffelse Davits.^ 

Upon this 1st day of August, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus 
Cobes, secretary of Albany, etc., in the presence of the honorable com- 
missaries of the same jurisdiction. Messieurs G. V. Sliohtenhorst and 
Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp] ; Capt. Silvester Salisbury,^ sheriff here, 
who declared that in true rights, free ownership, he had granted, con- 
veyed, and transferred by these presents to and for the behoof of Mister 
{Sinjeur) Andries Teller, trader here, a certain house and lot standing 
and lying here in Albany, next the house of the said Teller, by virtue of 
a conveyance thereof, derived from Cornells Viele ; and that free and 
unencumbered, without any claim standing or issuing against the same, 
except only the duke's (Jieersyn) right ; without the grantor's makino- 
the least claim any more upon the same ; also acknowledging that he is 
perfectly satisfied and paid therefor, the first penny as well as the last ; 
giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid 
Mr. Andries Teller, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
receive his right and title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; promising 
to defend the same against every one, and to free it from every trouble, 
claim, and charge, as is lawful ; and furthermore, neither to do nor suffer 



1 Thomas WiUett, from New Plymouth, N. E., was in New Amsterdam as early as 1644 He 
engaged in trade with success, and m 1665 was appointed mayor of the city; 1650 was onTif the 
commissioners to agree on a boundary between New Netherland and New England -IfSfi wVs a 
commissioner to settle the boundary line of the town of Gravesend : also the same v'pai^n Tettlp 
differences between the town of Middleburg (Newtown) L. I., and'Thomas S?e°enson • IBM to 
inquire by what authority certain persons were attempting to reduce Middleburg and th'e neish" 
boring towns on Long island, under the English— 0' Oallaahan's New Nffhf'^n^ii ^JISSt^ 
115-69. He died 4 Aug., 1674.- VdenU-m's Mmml, 1853, p. 379 mtheHanH Beguter, 

= Joris ChristoMseDavidts was son of Christoffel Dayidts, an Englishman who early settled 
Feb 9™1™90 Bou, David, who, with hie family? wasTS'ed in Schenectady 

' Capt. Sylyester Salisbury was commissioned lieutenant of the governor's rnm™iT,-„ „f f^^f ;„ 
1670, and commander of the fort in Albany. He continued in tYircZmayunt?n,^s Zth 
about 1682, HiB widow, Elizabeth Beek, then the wife of Doctor CorSeUs Van DycL ad^lnisl 
tered on his affairs the same yent.— Engislh Manuscripts. "3^'^< aominis- 



Albany Count y Records. 95 

anything to be done against the same, either with or without the laws; 
in any manner whatsoever, under an obligation provided therefor 
according to the laws. 
Albany, of date ut supra. 
Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adrian Gerritsen. 

SiiiVES? Salisbury. 
In my presence, 

Ltjdovicus Cobus, Secretary. 

On this the first day of August, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus 
Cobus, secretary of Albany, etc., in the presence of the honorable 
commissaries of Albany, G. V. Slichtenhorst and Adrian Gerritsen 
^Papendorp], Mine Heer Thomas de Laval,' who declared that, in true 
rights and free ownership, he had granted, conveyed and transferred by 
these presents to and for the behoof of Mr. {Sinjeur) Daniel Hondecoutre, 
trader here, a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, 
inhabited by Mr. Pretty,'- and standing next to the house of Gerrit Janse 
Stavast, in virtue of a patent thereof, and that free and unencumbered, 
without any claim standing or issuing against the same, except only the 
duke's (heeresyji) right, without the grantor's making any more the least 
claim upon the same ; also acknowledging himself perfectly satisfied and 
paid therefor, the first penny as well as the last; and therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam, and complete power to the aforesaid Mr. Honde- 
coutre, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter receive his 
right and title, that he may do with, and dispose of the aforesaid lot as 
he might do with his patrimonial estate and efi'ects ; promising the same 
to defend against every one and to free it from all troubles, claims 
and charges, as is right; and further, never more to do or sufi'er any thing 
to be done against the same, with or without law, in any manner whatso- 
ever, under obligation as provided by the laws. 

Albany, of date ut supra. 

Tho. De Lav all. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 
In my presence, 

Ludovicus Cobus, Secretary. 

On this 21st day of September, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus 
Cobes, secretary of Willemstadt,3 etc., in the presence of the honorable 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction. Messieurs Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst 
and Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp]; Hendrick Marselis" dwelling behind 

■ Captain Thomas De Laval was in New York as early as 1668 engaged in trade His 
residence was cMeflv in New York, aUhongh from the fact of his owning a house m Albany, 
It is probable he occasionally resided there for the purposes of trade or otherwise. 

2 Richard Pretty was many years sheriff and collector of the excise for Albany county. He 
a.\e& in im^.— English ManwcHpts. . .,!,.„„ 

3 Daring the short time that the province was a second time under Dutch rule, in 1673, Albany 
was called Willemstadt. . 

4 Hendrik Marselis was one of Melyn's colonists on Steten island and P^Tf 1? <=""^ °™JJ'J° 

%!^^l^ %'^'iZn^t^^^iX^ "^P^^^^^^SB 
Sir.S^.^Ti^r^— -' We«g?' ,rr ^r^Ta'S^^and 
probably, no sons. 



96 Albany County Becards. 

Kinderhook, offering himself as surety for his son-in-law, Matthys 
Coenraets, and acknowledging by these presents that Lourens Van Alen 
has disbursed and paid a certain sum of money to them in payment of the 
farm hands (homo volck), and of other sums (i-estanten, remainders) 
honestly due to him, for which moneys this appearer (comparant), 
specially pledges a mare and a heifer, and all the grain that shall not 
now have been taken off, before he, Lourens Van Alen, has his; which 
payment he [Hendr : Marselis] shall deliver here (in Albany), or on the 
river bank, according to Lourens's [Van Alen] i election ; and further 
generally [the appearer, Blarselis, pledges] hispersonand estate, personal 
and real, present and future, without exception, in order that it may be 
possible to recover payment thereby in due time if need be, without cost 
and loss. 

Willemstadt, of date iit supra. 

The mark of Hende. Marcelis A,, with his own hand set. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adriaen Gerritssen . 
In my presence, 

LuDOVious CoBES, Secretary. 

On this 17th day of October, 1673, appeared before me Ludovicus 
Cobes, secretary of Willemstadt, in the presence of the honorable com- 
missaries of the same jurisdiction, Mr. (^Sinjeur') Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst 
and Adriaen Gerritsep [fapendorp] ; Mr. David Pieterse Schuyler, who 
declared that, in true right and free ownership, he granted, conveyed and 
transferred by these presents to and for the behoof of Johannes Wendell, ^ 
a certain parcel of ground lying on the hill, next to Jacob Janse [Scher- 
merhoorn], in breadth one rod less one inch, and in length according to 
the patent, of date 15th of September, old style, 1670, from the late right 
honorable General Francis Lovelace, whereunto reference is made ; and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same, except only the duke's (Jieersyii) right, without the grantor's 
making the least claim any more upon it; also acknowledging that he is 
quite satisfied and paid for the same, the first penny as well as the last ; 
giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and entire power to the afore- 
said Johannes Wendel, his heirs and successors, or those who may 
receive in after times his right and title, to do with, and dispose of, the 
aforesaid lot as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; pro- 
mising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges (as are lawful), and neither to do nor suffer 
anything to be done hereafter against the same, with or without law, in 
any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided according to law. 

Done in Willemstadt. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. Davydt Schuyler. 

Adriaen Gerritssen. 

In my presence, y /-i o , 

■' ^ ' Ludovicus Cobus, Secretary. 

> Lourens Van Alen was probably son of Pieter Van Alen, of Albany. By Me wife Elbertie 
Evertse, he hscl five sons, and, perhaps, dangbters. ' 

2 Capt. Johannes Wendell, merchant, was, perhaps, a son of Evert Janse Wendell His house 
lot was on the south side of State street, west of Pearl. His will was proved 9th February 169- ■ 
and wife, Elizabeth, made executrix. By hie two wives, Maritie Jillise and Elizabeth Staats he 
had twelve children — six sons and six daughters. ' 



Albany County Records. 97 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of the court of 
Willemstadt, colony Renselaerwyck and Schanhechtade, in the presence 
of David Pieterse Schuyler and Cornelis Van Dyck, magistrates (schepenen) 
of the same, Cornelis Cornelisse Viele, who declared that he has granted 
and conveyed, and that in right and true ownership, as by these presents 
he does [grant and convey], to and for the behoof of Mr. Richard Pretty, 
his house and lot, lying in Willemstadt, and lying to the south of the 
Broad street [State]; to the north of the kill [Rutten], joining westerly 
on the house of Pieter Hartgers, and easterly by the little street [South 
Pearl] ; in breadth in front on the street one rod [12 ft.] three feet and 
eleven inches, and in the rear on the [Rutten] kil one rod one foot and 
four inches; length on the east side five rods one feet and ten inches, 
and on the west side five rods five feet and two inches, Rynland measure,' 
by virtue of the patent thereof from the late Rt. honorable governor 
general [Nicols], of date the 2nd of May, A. D. 1668; to which 
reference is made; and that free and unencumbered, without any 
claim standing or issuing against the same, save the duke's (heersyii) 
right, without the -grantor's making the least claim any more upon it ; 
acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor ; and therefore 
giving complete power to the aforesaid Richard Pretty, his heirs and 
successors, or those who hereafter may receive title from him, to do with, 
and to dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his 
other patrimonial estate and effects ; and promising to defend the same 
from all persons, and to free the same from all troubles, claims and 
charges which are lawful, and further, neither to do nor suffer anything 
to be done against the same with or without law, in any manner what- 
soever, under obligation, provided according to law for that purpose. 
Done in Willemstadt, 24th of October, A. D. 1673. 

Cor. Cor. Vielen. 
Davydt Schuylers. 
Cornelis Van Dyck. 

In my presence, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt, etc., 
in the presence of Messieurs Marten Gerritsen [Van Bergen] ^ and Pieter 
Bogardus,3 magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr. Richard Pretty, 
who declared that in true rights and free ownership he had granted, con- 
veyed and transferred, as by these presents he does [grant, convey, etc.], 
to and for the behoof of Juffrouw Elizabeth Salisbury,* wife of Captain 

1 This lot was on the west comer of State and South Pearl streets hefore the latter was 
widened. 

2 Martin Gerritse Van Bergen is said to have arrived in Beverwyck in 1630. He settled in 
1668 on Castle island, afterwards called Marten Gerritse's island, and subsequently on the 
mainland. — 0' Callagmri's History of New Netherlands i, 438. For many years he was one of 
the magistrates of the county, and captain of the foot company. By his two wives, Jannetie 
Martouse, and Neeltie Mynderse, he had five sons ; two of whom, Gerrit and Myndert, are 
spoken of in letters of administration issued to his wife in 1696. 

3 Pieter Bogardus was the youngest son of Do. Everhardus Bogardus and the famous Anneke 
Janse, and was horn in 1645 in New York. He subsequently settled in Albany, where, in 1673, he 
was one of the magistrates, and in 1690 was commissioned with others to treat with the Five 
Nations, and to look after the defense of the town. By Ijis wife, Wyntje Cornelise Bosch, he had 
eight children. He made his will in Feb., «01-2, and died in Kingston, in 1703. 

« Captain Salisbury died about 1682, and his widow, Elizabeth Beck, married Doctor Cornelis 
Van Dyck, soon after. About 1690 Doctor Van Dyck died, and the next year she married Captain 
George Bradshaw. She died in 1701. 

13 



98 Albany County Records. 

Silvester Salisbury, his certain house and lot lying in Willernstadt lying 
to the south of the Broad street [State] ; to the north of the [Kutten] kU 
joining on the west upon the late house of P.eterHartgers on the east 
upon the little street [South Pearl]; in breadth in front upon the [State] 
street one rod three feet and eleven inches, and on the rear on the 
[Kutten] kil one rod one foot and four inches; length on the east side 
[on South Pearl street] five rods one foot and ten inches and on the west 
side five rods five feet and two inches, Kynland measure i by virtue of the 
patent thereof from the late governor, Richard Nicols, of date 2nd of May 
A D 1668 to which reference is made; and that free and unencumbered 
without any claim standing or issuing against the sarne, except the duke s 
(heersyrC) right; without the grantor's making the least claim any more 
upon the same, acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, 
and giving therefore full power to the aforesaid Elizabeth Salisbury, her 
heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter receive title from her, to 
do with and to dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as she might do with 
her other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to defend the same 
against all persons, and to free it from all troubles, claims, and charges 
which are lawful, and further, neither to do nor suffer anything to be 
done henceforth against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation in accordance with the laws. 
Done in Willemstadt, the 'Zd of November, A. D. 1673. 

Richard Pretty. 



Marten Gertse. 
Pieter Bogardus. 
Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



On this ISth'day of December, A. D. 1673, appeared before me Jo- 
hannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt, in the presence of Cornelis 
"Van Dyck, magistrate of this jurisdiction, Henderick Lambertse [Bont],2 
who declared by these presents that he is honestly indebted to Mr. Gerrit 
Slichtenhorst in the sum of two and thirty guilders in beavers [$12.80], 
which he promises to pay within the time of two months from date ; 
specially pledging therefor his cow, at present standing in the. stall at 
Schanhechtade, by Adam Vrooman's,'^ to promote the payment of the 
aforewritten sum in case of need, without cost and loss. 

Done ut supra, of date ut supra. 

This is the mark of Henderick Lambertse (-^ , with his own hand 

set. 
Cornelis Van Dych. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

1 On the a4tli Oct., tUs lot was conveyed to Eiclmra Prettj; by Cornelis Comelise Viele. It 
now lies in and forms a part of Sontli Pearl street, wMch is the ''little street" ((is liUyne 
straaC), widened. 

2 Henderik Lambertse Bont, or Bent, owned land above the city of Schenectady, which he con- 
veyed to Douwe Aukes in 1692, and removed to Claverack. His son Jan, also of Claverack, in 
1713, confirmed the above conveyance, and gave more specific boundaries. 

= Adam Vrooman was the son of Hendrik Meese Vrooman, who was killed at the sack of 
Schenectady, in 1690, at which time Adam, by his brave defense of his house, gained the admira- 
tion of the French, who spared his life. All the Vroomans of this vicinity are descended from 
this Adam and his brother Jan. 



Albany County Records. 99 

The above standing mortgage (yerhintenisse) of the cow charged against 
Henderick Lambertse, Mr. Gerrit Sliohtenhorst acknowledges that he has 
been fully paid therefor. 

Done in Willemstadt, this 20th October, 1674. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Pkovoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Eenselaerswyck, and in presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
Koeloff Jansen and Jan Coneel, who declare by these presents that they 
have made a contract with each other as follow.^, viz : jRoeloff Jansen has 
sold to Jan Coneel aforesaid, his lot lying on the hill.i between Jacob 
Tyssen Vander Heyden and Jan [De La] Waerd,^ and that of such 
magnitudie as it was received by him, the seller, from Jacob Tyssen at. 
public sale,3 which lot the buyer shall immediately begin to build upon, 
and on payment for the lot the buyer shall receive a proper deed, for 
which lot the said Jan Coneel promises to pay four good, whole merchant- 
able beaver skins, and that punctually on the first day of July next 
coming, thus done without craft or guile, in presence of Maas Cornelise 
[Van Buren], and Jan Gauw, as witnesses. 

Done in Willemstadt, the 27th of February, A. D. 1674. 

RoELOFF Jansen. 
John Conell. 
This is the mark of Jan Gauw-\-, with Ms ownhand set. 
Maas CornelysA 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Pkovoost, Secretary. 

On this 2nd day of July, A. D. 1674, appeared before me Johannes 
Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt, in the presence of the honorable 
Cornells Van Dyck and Pieter Bogardus, magistrates of the same juris- 
diction, Hendrick Willemsen [Backer], who declared that in true rights 
and free ownership he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof 
of Stofiel Janse Abeel, by virtue of an accompanying patent, his certain 
house and lot here standing and lying in Willemstadt, bounded to the 
north by Hans Dreper,^ to the south by Pieter Loockermans, Senior, and 
is in breadth in front on the street three rods five feet and one inch, in 
the rear three rods less three inches ; length on the north side seven rods 
and one foot, on the south side in length from the street to the fence of 
Adrian Gerritse [Papendorp], and that free and unencumbered, without 



1 It was agreed at the time that tlie seller should beholden to deliver to the buyer the aforesaid 
lot forty feet long from front to rear, and twenty feet broad in front on the street. 

^ Jan De La Warde came over from Antwerp in 1663 ; in 1684 he bought land at Niskayuna, and 
subsequently, in 1698, he acknowledged satisfaction for an island in the Mohawk, above Sche- 
nectady, between Claas Gravens Hoek and said village, sold to Joris Aertse Vander Baast, 
deceased. He died 28th January, 1702, 

3 In 1706, Margaret, widow of John Coneel, had a lot in Maiden lane, next east of Mr. Min- 
gael's, near James Btveet—AimaU of Albany, v, 132, 133. 

* Maas Cornelise Van Buren was son of Cornells Maas Van Buren. He married Josina Janae 
Gardenier, and had five sons and one daughter. His wife died in 1701, and he in 1704,— Albany 
Church Records. 

s In 1656 he had a patent for a lot in New Amsterdam.— DwteAiiraaMsmpte. 



100 Albany County Becwds. 

any claim standing or issuing against it, only excepting the duke's 
(Aeersyji) ' right, without the grantors laying claim any more upon the 
same, acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving 
therefore full power to the aforesaid Stoffel Janse Abeel, his heirs and 
successors, or those who hereafter may receive right and title from him, 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with 
his own patrimonial estate and efi'ects ; promising to defend the same 
against every person and to free it from all trouble, claims and charges 
which are lawful, and further, never more to do or permit anything to 
be done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation thus provided according to law. 
Done in Willemstadt, datum ut supra. 

This is the mark of -f- Hendertok Willemse, 
with his own hand set. 
Oornelis Van Dyclc. 
Pieter Bogardus. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

On this 31st day of July, A. D. 1674, appeared before me Johannes 
Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and colony Kenselaerswyck, in the 
presence of the honorable Gerrit Sliohtenhorst and David Schuyler, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jochem Wesselse Backer, burgess 
and citizen here, who declared that in true rights, and free ownership, 
he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Henderiok 
Cuyler, his certain house here and two lots, standing and lying together 
here in Willemstadt upon the hill, lying to the west of Myndert fJar- 
mense [Van De Bogart],i to the east of the town's fence [stockade], to the 
south of the street [State] and to the north of the fence of the Lutheran 
church; the lot upon which the house stands is in breadth, front and 
rear, twenty wood feet, and in length to the fence of the Lutheran church ; 
the other lot to the west thereof, is in breadth two rods three feet and 
eight inches ; length as before to the aforesaid fence," which he does by 
virtue of the patent of Grovernor Lovelace; the one of date 19 October, 
1668 ; the other of the 15th of August, 167 — , and that free and 
unencumbered without any claim standing or issuing against the same, 
only excepting the duke's (heersyn) right, without the grantors having 
any more the least claim against the same, acknowledging that he is fully 
satisfied and paid therefor, giving therefore free power to the aforesaid 
Hendrick Cuyler, his heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may 
receive right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 



1 Myndert Harmense Van De Bogart was a eon of Hannen Myndertee Van De Bogart, a sur- 
geon in the West India Company's serrice, who died in Albany, in 1649. He waB baptized in New 
York, 3d of May, 1643, and married Helena, daughter of Jacob Janee Schermerhorn. In 1686, in 
connection with Robert Sanders, he obtained a patent for 13,000 acres of land in Dutchess county, 
including the site of the city of Poughlteepsie. About this time he removed with his family to 
Dutchess county. 

^ The lots above described were on the south side of State street, the fifth and sixth west of 
South Pearl: in ITOl, "ye house of Mr. Cuyler was near ye Port." In 1703 Pieter Van Brugh, 
son-in-law of Henderick Cuyler, owned the whole or a part of these lots ; his house being a corner 
house with the stockadoes in the rear. The lot next west Gerrit Luycasse Wyngaart bought with 
a depth of only 30 ft. by reason of the rondweg and city stockadoes. The Lutheran church lot 
was the Centre market lot. 



Albany County Records. 101 

house and lot as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects • 
promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free the same 
from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and further, neither 
to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsover, under obligation for that purpose 
provided according to law. 

Done in Willemstadt, datum ut swpra. 

JOCHEM WeSSBLSE B. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Davidt Schuyler. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Peovoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Renselaerswyck, in the presence of Messieurs Cornelis Van Dyck 
and Pieter Bogardus, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Wouter 
Albertsen Wyttenhoff, attorney for the late Pieter Claerbout'si effects 
here, who declared that, in true rights, just ownership he had granted 
and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to and for the behoof of Jan Harmense Backer, his heirs 
or those who shall obtain title from him, the house and lot of said Pieter 
Clairbout, lying here in Willemstadt, which he does by virtue of a patent 
from Governor Eichard Nicols, of date 14 May, A. D. 1667, being of such 
breadth, length and limitation as it lies inclosed in fence, lying between 
the house of said Bogardus and Rut Aertsen, and that free and unen- 
cumbered, without any claim standing or issuing against it, excepting only 
the duke's (Jieersyn) right, without the grantors laying the least claim 
any more to the same ; also acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and 
paid therefor, and therefore giving full power to the aforesaid Jan Har- 
mense Backer, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter receive 
right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and 
lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects; promising to 
defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
and charges, as is right, and further, never more to do or suffer anything 
to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided according to law for that purpose 

Done in Willemstadt, 24th of August, 1674. 

As Jan Harmensen was not satisfied, that the measure of the lot was 
not expressed in this instrument, since the grantor according to contract 
has sold him the house and lot as it lies in fence, so Jan Harmense has by 
the surveyor caused the same to be measured, and the length is six rods 
three feet and three inches, breadth in the rear nine feet and a half, and 
in front on the street fourteen feet, Rynland measure; which he desires to 
claim from him the [grantor]. 

Wouter Albertsen. 
Cornelis Van Dyck. 
Pieter Bogardus. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

> Pieter Claerbont was the worlezer of the clinrcli. 



102 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
.colony Renselaerswyck, and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
Jan Coneel and James Penniman, who in love and friendship declare that 
they have agreed and contracted with each other about the sale of a house 
and lot in the manner following;: Firstly. — Jan Coneel acknowledges 
that he has sold and James Penniman that he has bought of him, his, 
Coneel's, house and lot, lying here in Willemstadt, where the seller at 
present dwells ; for which he, the buyer, promises to pay to the seller the 
sum of seventy pounds sterling, in Boston money, in two installments, the 
first of which shall be in the month of July, A. D. 1675, a sum of thirty 
pounds sterling, to be received by the seller in Boston, together with 
thirteen ells of serge for his, the seller's, wife for a dress; and the second 
installment, a year after, being A. D. 1676, also in the month of July, the 
sum of thirty pounds sterling, to be paid in New Orange, i in rum at 
three shillings six stuivers the gallon, besides also ten pounds sterling, 
which the buyer shall pay in hats at market price ; about which the parties 
contracting are mutually well content as being done * * * without craft 
or guile ; the respective parties pledging their persons and estates to the 
performance of this contract. 

Thus done in Willemstadt, in presence of Andries Teller and Willem 
Percker [Parker], as witnesses called for that purpose, on this the 10th 
day of August, 1674. 

John Coneel. 
James Penimanb. 
A. Teller, witness. 
Wm. Parker. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Kenselaerswyck, in the presence of the honorable magistrates, 
Cornells Van Dyok and David Schuyler, commissaries of the same juris- 
diction, and the honorable William Nottingham, ^ who acknowledged by 
these presents that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Goossen 
Gerritsen [Van Schaiok], in the quantity of six and twenty good, choice 
beaver skins, each of which must weigh one and a half pounds ; also 1 
guilder, two stuivers and eight pennies in beavers ; besides three beavers 
of seven quarters [of a pound] weight, good and merchantable, for goods 
and merchandise received therefor to his satisfaction ; which aforesaid 
beavers he promises to pay to the aforesaid Goosen Gerritsen or his 
attorney punctually on the first of August, A. D. 1675, with interest on 
the same at 12 per cent yearly, to commence on the date of this instru- 
ment, and running until full payment ; except in case the mortgagor 
[Nottingham], during the year, gives full satisfaction for and pays said 
beavers, he shall be exempt from paying the interest; to the full per- 
formance of which the said William Nottingham pledges his person and 
estate, personal and real, present and future, especially mortgaging and 
pledging both of his houses and lots lying here in Willemstadt, as 
security, if need be, for the recovery of the payment of the aforesaid 

1 On the recapture of New York by the Datch In 1673, they changed the name of New York to 
New Orange. 

^ In 1676, William Nottingham and wife, Anne, were residents of Kingston. In 1715 he was 
captain of the military company of Marbletown, and was atiU living in IIUH.— Miglisfb Mami- 



Albany County Records. 103 

nine and twenty beavers, one guilder, two stuivers and eight pennies in 
beavers, without cost or loss. 

Done in Willemstadt, the first of October, A. D. 1674. 

Wm. Nottingham. 
Cornells Van Dych. 
Davydt Schuyler. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Frovoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Renselaerswyck, and in the presence of the honorable Gerrit 
Slichtenhorst and Pieter Bogardus, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, 
the honorable William Nottingham, who acknowledges by these presents 
that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Andries Teller in the 
quantity of sixteen good, whole and merchantable beavers' skins, for 
goods and merchandise received to his content and satisfaction ; which 
aforesaid sixteen beavers he promises to pay between this autumn and 
the middle of the month of November next coming, and failing of pay- 
ment in said time, he promises to pay interest at the rate of ten per cent ; 
thereto pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and 
future, herewith mortgaging as a special pledge his two houses here in 
Willemstadt, lying on the hill, if need be, for the recovery of the pay- 
ment of the aforesaid sixteen beavers, without cost and loss. 

Done in Willemstadt, the 15th of October, A. D. 1574. 

Wm. Nottingham. 
Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Pieter Bogardus. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Renselaerswyck, and in the presence of the honorable Cornelis 
Van Dyck and Pieter Bogardus, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the 
honorable William Nottingham, at present residing here, who, by these 
presents acknowledged and declared that he is well, truly and honestly 
' indebted to the heirs of Captain Thomas Willet, deceased, in the sum of 
three hundced and seven and fifty guilders, payable in good, whole and 
merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders each, for goods and merchan- 
dise, received to his content and satisfaction, and promises to pay the 
aforesaid sum to the said heirs, said administrators, or their attorney, just 
as soon as they shall make a demand upon him, the mortgagor ; thereto 
pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and future; 
mortgaging herewith and especially pledging his two houses and lots here 
in Willemstadt, lying on the hill, to secure the payment if need be of 
the aforesaid sum of three hundred and seven and fifty guilders, without 
cost and loss. 

Done in Willemstadt, the 16th of October, A. D. 1674. 

Wm. Nottingham. 
Cornelis Van Dyck. 
Pieter Bogardus. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



104 Albany/ County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Renselaerswyok, and in presence of honorable Marten t^erritse 
[Van Bersenl and Pieter Winne.i magistrates of the same jurisdiction ; 
Geertruy Pieterse, late widow of Abraham Pieterse Vosburgh,^ deceased, 
who declared that she had granted and conveyed, as by these presents she 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and tor the behoot 
of Wynant Gerritse Van der PoeP her half of the sawmill, lying in colony 
Renselaerswyck, on the east bank [of the Hudson river], opposite the 
bouwery of Mr. Philip Schuyler, standing on the kil," which les on the 
south side of the bouwery of Mr. Jeronimus Ebbingh, with all the tools 
there to belonging, which she possesses, and that free and unencumbered, 
only excepting the lord patroon's right, without the grantor s making 
any further claim upon it, acknowledging that she is fully satisfied and 
paid therefor, giving therefore full power to the aforesaid Wynant 
Gerritse, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter receive right 
and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid half saidmill 
as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising 
the same to defend against all persons and to free the same from all 
actions, claims or charges, which hereafter may come against the same 
and are lawful, and further neither to do nor to suffer anything to be 
done against the same, with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Willemstadt, the 18th Oct., 1674. 

This is the mark -|- of Geertruy Pieterse, 
with her own hand set. 
Marten Gerritse. 
Pieter Winne. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary of Willemstadt and 
colony Renselaerswyck, and in the presence of the honorable Adriaen 
Gerritse [Papendorp], and Marten Gerritse [Van Bergen], magistrates of 
the same jurisdiction, Gerrit Bancker, who declared that; in true right, 
free ownership, he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the 
behoof of Jacob Staets,'' his, the grantor's, house and lot, standing and 
lying here in Willemstadt, at present inhabited by Hans Dreper, to the 
south bordering upon Stoffel Janse [Abeel], and to the north upon 
Myndert Frederickse, as the same stands in fence; in breadth in front 

> Pieter Winne was bom in the city of Ghent, in Flanders. His wife, Tanneke Adams, was 
a native of the "city of Leeuwaerden, in Vrieslandt." He resided In Bethlehem, two miles south 
of Albany, where he made his will, in 1684 ; when he had thirteen children living. His estate 
was valued in 1696, at 860 pieces of eight, at six shillings each. 

2 Abraham Pieterse Voeburgh was the fourth son of Pieter Jacobse Vosburgh. He died in 
1660, leaving one son, Pieter, probably, who settled in Kinderhook. 

" Wynant aerritsc Van der Poel, trunkmakcr, was in Beverwyck aa early as 1657 ; by his 
wife, Tryntje Melgers, he had two sons: Melgert, and Gerrit; and a daughter, who married 
Willem Van den Bergh. In 1695, when he made his will, he was a resident of New York, 
''late of Albany." His will was proved in 1702. 

1 This kil was afterwards, and to this day is, called the Wynant's kll, having received its 
name from Wynant Gerritse Van der Poel, who owned the mill hereby conveyed. 

<• Jacob Staets was the eldest son of Major Abraham Staets, surgeon. He followed the 

profession of his father. His wife's name was Kyckie ; but it is not known that he left any 

children. 



Albany County Records. 105 

upon the street three rods and four feet, in the rear ten feet and a half, 
Rynland measure, free and unencumber-ed, without any claim standing or 
issuing against the same, only excepting the duke's Qieersyn) right, 
without the grantor's having any further claim upon the same ; acknow- 
ledging that he has received therefor full satisfaction and payment, 
giving therefore full power to the aforesaid Jacob Staets, his heirs and 
successors, or those who may receive hereafter right and title from him, 
to do with and dispose of the said house and lot as he might do with his 
other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to defend the same from 
all persons, and to free it from all actions, claims and charges, which may 
hereafter come against it, and are lawful, and further neither to do nor 
to suffer anything to be done hereafter against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Willemstadt, the 6th of November, A. D. 1674. 

Gerrit Bancker. 

AtJriaen Gerritsen. 

Marten Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable Adriaen Gerritse and Jacob Janse Schermerhoorn, 
commissaries, etc., Mr. Willem Teller,' who declared that in true right, 
free ownership he had granted, conveyed and transferred as by these 
presents he" does [grant, convey, etc.], to and for the behoof of Johannes 
De Wandelaer;'^ so does he, J. De Wandelaer, in like form, hereby, and 
at once, transfer and convey again to Mr. Jan Henderickse Van Bael, a 
house and lot, lying here in Albany on the hill ; in breadth in front on 
the street twenty-one feet ; length, to the lot of Captain Backer, and 
breadth in the rear twenty feet, Rynland measure, out of which breadth 

of said lot there lies a foot and a half on the \ . , side of said house, 

( west.' ' 

forajialley in common, with Dirck Hesselinge, who also has a foot and a half 
there, so that the said alley is three feet in its whole breadth, for the use 
of both of them; adjoining, on the east, the grantor (cicceptant), on the 
west, Dirck Hesselinge; on the south. Captain Backer's lot ; and to the 
north, the street, and that by virtue of a conveyance of date .j^ July, 
A. D. 1668, given by Jan Coster Van Aken, to the behoof of the first 
grantor, Willem Teller; free and unencumbered, without any claim, 
standing or issuing against the same, excepting the duke's right; the 
grantors' acknowledging that they are satisfied and paid by Jan Hende- 
rickse Van Bael, the first penny with the last, in respect to the bargain 



1 Wm. Teller was born in 1620, and arrived in New Amsterdam In 1639. He served the 
West India Company ; at first as corporal at Fort Orange, but vpas soon advanced to the office of 
quarter-master. He resided in Albanj^ until 1693, when ne removed to New York with his family, 
except one son, Johannes, who remained in Schenectady. He became a trader after leaving the 
service of the company. By his two wives, Margaret Donohesen, and Maria Varleth, he had 
eleven children, the most of whom lived to mature years and left families. 

'' Johannes De Wandelaer came over from Leyden, and on the 17 March 1613, married Sara 
Schepmoes, of New York. Soon after, he removed to Albany, where he remained until about 
1702, when he is found in New York. He was a trader, and had a house on the west corner 
of Maiden lane and Broadway ; of his ten children eight were living in 1705, when his will 
was made. 

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106 Albany County Records. 

for the aforesaid house and lot, giving therefore full power to the aforesaid 
Jan Henderickse Van Bael, his heirs, and successors, or those who may 
hereafter receive right and title from him, to dispose thereof as he might 
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, without the grantors' having 
any further claim upon the samej promising to defend it against all 
persons and to free it from all trouble and claims, and never more to do 
or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without 
law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, this 15th of December, A. D. 1674. 

WiLLEM Teller. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. Johannes DE Wandelaer. 

Jacoh ScJiermerhooren. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, and Adriaen Ger- 
ritse, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, a certain Katskil Indian by 
the Dutch commonly called Schermerhooren, offering himself as surety 
and principal for diverse Esopus and Katskil Indians to the behoof of 
Mr. Jan Clute, burgess of this town, on account of certain goods and 
moneys disbursed, which sum with others, amounts to eighty good whole 
merchantable beaver skins and fifteen good otter skins, which aforesaid sum 
he promises to pay promptly to said Jan Clute or to his order, within 
two and a half (derdehalff) years from this date, but if he [Schermer- 
hoorn], happens to die in the meantime, or the aforesaid time having 
expired, he has not paid said sum, then with free deliberation he entirely 
agrees that the aforesaid Clute or his order, may take to himself in 
complete ownership his, Schermerhooren's, and his, participant's, land, 
being the half of the land belonging to the Indians at Katskil, together 
with the free range (uitdrift) in the woods ; and their lots shall be cast 
who shall have the preference as to the selection; and binds himself in 
such a manner that in case he comes to act otherwise than above mentioned, 
either directly or indirectly, or by any evasion howsoever it may be, it 
shall be null and of no effect whatever; well understanding that the land 
belonging to Jan Bronok' is not included herein. All that is above written 
he promises to hold valid and true, under obligation as provided therefor 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of January, 167|-. 

This is the mark -j- of the Indian, named Schermerhooren, 
with his own hand set. 
7%is is the marie of -f Lepelmaker \_S'poonmaker'\, with his own hand 
set as witness. 



Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



1 Jan Pieterae Bronck, son of Pieter Bronck, lived at Catakil. By Ms wife Commetie 
Loondertse Conyn, lie had six sons and two daughters, of whom five sons are mentioned in 
his will, made 9 Sept., 1738, and proved 6 Oct., 1742. meniionea in 



Albany County Records. 107 

I, John Clute, heir of Capt. John Clute, late of Canastagieone of county 
of Albany, deceased, do acknowledge, on the 24th of March, 169|-, to 
have reed, of Neele Van Bergen,' late widow of Capt. Marten Gerritse, 
dec'i, on y^ behalf of y^ above mentioned Ind", the full contents of ye 
afore mentioned mortgade, wittnesse my hand. 

Albany, ye 27th of Sept., 1703. 

Johannes Clut.'^ 

Appeared before mc Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., an Indian, 
commonly called by the Dutch, Schermerhoorn, for himself, and specially 
commissioned for another Indian, named Siachemoes; who declared, in 
presence of the honorable G-errit Van Slichtenhorst, and Adriaen 
Gerritsen, commissaries, etc., that he had granted, conveyed and trans- 
ferred, as by these presents he does transfer, to and for the behoof of Jan 
Bronck, his heirs, or those who shall receive title from him, a certain 
piece of land, lying in Katskil, lying on the north side of the kil, called 
by the Indians Paskoecq, situate under the hill which stands to the west, 
moreover he grants him free range for his cattle ; which he does by virtue 
of being the natural and rightful proprietor of said land, and that, out of 
a liberality shown him and for friendship enjoyed ; refraining from any 
further claim on said piece of land ; giving therefore to said Jan Bronck 
and his heirs full power to dispose thereof, the same as he might do with 
his other patrimonial estate and effects, without the grantor's making the 
least claim any more upon it ; promising to defend the same against all 
persons, and to free it from all actions, claims or charges of other Indians, 
or all other persons who may succeed them, and never more to do or suffer 
anything to be done against the same, with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of January, A. D. 167^. 

This is the mark. Outs, of an Indian, named Schermekhoorn. 
Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable Adriaen Gerritse, and Andries Teller, commissaries, etc., 
Jan Coneel, burgess and citizen here; who declared, that in true rights, 
free ownership, he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, to and for the behoof of Evert Janse Wendell, also a 
burgess here, a house and lot, lying in Albany, on the hill, with all that 
is fast therein by earth and nailed; the lot is in breadth, front and rear, 
five and twenty feet; in length on the south side four rods six feet and 
three inches; bordering upon the east side Claes Van Rotterdam; on the 
south side Gerrit Lansingh f on the west and north sides the highway, 

1 Captain Marten Gerritse Van Bergen ; Neeltie Myndertse was liis second wife. 

^ Johannes Clute, nepliew and lieir of Captain Johannes Clnte, inherited Ms large landed 
property in Niskayima, Loonenburg, and Albany. He resided in the former place. By his 
wife, Bata Slichtenhorst, he had nine children ; from him and Frederick Clnte, also of Niskayuna, 
have descended the families of this name in Albany and Schenectady counties. 

8 Gerrit Laneingh was a native of Hasselt near Zwoll, in Overyssel. He was deceased before , 
1679, leaving three sons: Gerrit, Hendrib, and Johannes; and three daughters; Aeltie, 
Gysbertje, and Hilletjo, all of whom had families, and lived in Albany or its vicinity. — 
Deeds, in, 51. 



108 Albany County Records. 

according to the measure and survey of the surveyor, of date the fifth of 
May, 1668, and pursuant to a conveyance from Mr. Thomas De Laval, of 
date the 17th of August, A. D. 1670, to him, the grantor, given, to which 
reference is made; and that free and unencumbered, vrith no claim 
standing or issuing against the same, save the duke's right, without the 
grantor's having any further claim upon the same, acknowledging that he 
has received full satisfaction and payment therefor, the first penny with 
the last, giving therefore full power to the aforesaid Evert Janse Wendel, 
his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter derive right and 
title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he 
might do with his patrimonial estate and effects; promising to defend the 
same against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims and charges, 
which are lawful, and further never more to do or suffer any thing to be 
done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner what- 
soever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 11th of March, A. D. 167*. 

John Conell. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable Gerrit Slichtenhorst, and Jacob Schermferhoorn, 
commissaries, etc., Jan Coneel, citizen here, who declared that he had 
sold, granted, conveyed and transferred, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of 
Robert Livingston, i merchant, a certain lot lying here in Albany, being 
named No. 1, received by him the grantor, by deed from Andries De 
Vos, of date 18 June, A. D. 1672, and lying on the hill, adjoining 
westerly Jan (De La) Ward, easterly the highway, northerly Pieter 
Winne ; breadth on the south side four rods, and westerly three rods and 
six feet; and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against the same, excepting the duke's right, without the grantor's 
having any more the least claim upon the same, and acknowledging that 
he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore, full power to the aforesaid Robert Livingston, his heirs and 
successors, or those who hereafter may derive right and title from him 
to do with and to dispose of the aforesaid lot, as he might do with his 
patrimonial estate and effects; promising to defend the same against all 
persons, and to free it from all trouble, charges and claims, which are 
lawful, and further, never more to do or suffer anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided by law therefor. 

Done in Albany, the 11th March, A. D. 167|. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. "^^^^ Coneel. 

Jacob Schermerhooren. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

1 Robert Livingston was the first settler in this province of this well known familv He was 
for many years secretary of Albany, mayor of the city, Indian commissioner, etc. He married 



Albany County Records, 109 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable Andries Teller, and Jacob Janse Schcrmerhoorn, com- 
missaries, etc., Andries De Vos, burgess and citizen here, who declared, 
that in true rights, free ownership, he had sold, granted, conveyed, as by 
these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to 
and for the behoof of the deaconry (diaconye) here in Albany, his house 
and lot and garden, here lying on the hill, adjoining and southward of 
the third ki],i northward of the highway, westward of Paulus Martense 
[Van Benthuysen], eastward of a lot of the grantor, of such magnitude 
and limitation as it lies inclosed in its fence, together with a little piece 
of hop land, lying below on said third kil, bounding to the east Keyer 
Elbertse, to the west the kil, to the south and north the hill, and is in 
length on the south side, thirty-one rods; on the north side, thirty rods; 
breadth on the west side, fifteen rods; on the east side, twenty-three 
rods;^ and that, free and unencumbered, with no claim, standing or 
issuing against the same, excepting only the duke's right, which he does 
by virtue of patents; the one of date 10th Sept., and the other the 11th 
ditto, A. D. 1667, to him, the grantor, given by Governor R. Nicols, and 
acknowledging that he. the grantor, has been fully satisfied and paid 
therefor, the first with the last penny ; therefore giving to the aforesaid 
diaconate or those who may hereafter receive title from them, full power 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house, lot and garden, with the 
piece of hop land, as they might deal with and dispose of their other estate ; 
promising the same to defend and to free from all trouble and charges or 
claims which hereafter may arise, and never more to do or suffer any- 
thing to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the first of April, A. D. 1675. 

Andrys De Vos. 



A. Teller. 

Jacob Schermerhooren. 
Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., und in the 
presence of the honorable Jacob Schermerhooren, and Adriaen Gerritse, 
commissaries, etc.. Evert Janse Wendel, who declared that he had sold, 
granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Nehemiah Pears,-^ his 
house and lot, lying in Albany, on the hill, with, all that is therein fast 
by earth and nailed; bounded on the east side by Claes Van Rotterdam, 
on the south side by Gerrit Lansingh, on the north and west sides by the 
highway ; breadth in front on the street twenty-five feet, and in the rear 
on Gerrit Lansingh's house; from the upper corner stretching to the 

Allda Schuyler, widow of Rev. Nicholas Van Rensselaer, and had seven children. His house lot 
was on the north comer of State and Pearl streets. He died 20 April, 1725, and was hurled in the 
church. He was succeeded in the office of secretary by his nephew, Robert, Jr. 

I The three principal kils in the city were sometimes numbered as follows : First Kl, or 
Beaver kil ; Second kil, or Rutten kil ; Third HI, or Vossen kil. 

" These lots lay northward and west of Steuben and North Pearl streets, in the valley of the 
third or Vossen kil, now Canal street. 

3 Nehemiah Pearse was perhaps the father of Jacob and Johannes Pearse, who settled e^rly at 
Niskayuna. 



110 Albany County Records. 

bottom in a straight line along said Lansingh's house drop free ; it is in 
breadth in the rear fourteen feet less two inchcH, and in length on the 
south side four rods six feet, and three inches, length on the north side 
four rods three feet and three inches, all as it is at present inclosed in 
fence, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of conveyance, acquired by 
him from Jan Coneel, of date the twenty-first of March, A. D. 167^, to 
which reference is made, free and unencumbered, with no claim standing 
or issuing against the same, excepting the duke's right, without the 
grantor's making the least claim upon it any more ; acknowledging that 
he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving therefore full power to 
Nehemiah Pears, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
derive right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
house and lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects; 
promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims or charges which may hereafter arise, and never more to 
do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with law or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 21st of April, A. D. 1675. 

EvEET Janse Wendell. 

Jacob Schermerhooren. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Peovoost, Secretary. 

On the day and date underwritten, appeared before me Johannes 
Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses : 
Jacob Salomonse [Groewey],' of the one side, and Sara [Roeloffse] Van 
Borsum,-! commissioned by her husband, Cornelis Van Borsum, of the 
other side, who declare that, in perfect friendship and amity, they have 
contracted with each other and made a bargain in the manner following, 
namely: Jacob Salomonse 'acknowledges that he has sold Sara Van 
Borsum, and Sara Van Borsum, that she has bought of him, his, the 
seller's, certain house, lot and garden, lying in Albany, by the Beaver's 
k;l, with all that is therein and thereon fastened by earth and nailed, the 
magnitude, length and breadth according to the patent thereof, with such 
rights as he, the seller, possesses in the same, for which said house and 
lot and garden, Sara Van Borsum promises to pay to the said Jacob 
Solomonsen, or to bis order, the number of fifty good whole merchantable 
beaver's skins, in two installments ; the first, on the first day of July of 
the year 167-5, and the second installment, on the first day of July a'd 
1676, at each time a just half of the promised purchase money' The 
aforesaid house and lot shall be given and delivered to the buyer on the 
first of June, next coming ; wherewith the contracting parties have full 
satisfaction, and the same truly to keep and for the consummation of the 
same, the aforesaid parties respectively pledge their persons and estates 



1 Jacob Salomonse Goewey was perhaps a brother of .Tan Salomnn.n ««»,„„„ ,„i. xt 

ancestor of the Goeweys of Albany. '"' -""i "-"onionBe Goewey, who was the 

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Albany County Records. IH 

real and personal, present and future, submitting themselves to all laws 
and judges. 

Thus done in Albany, in the presence of Cornelis Van Dyck and Dirck 
Wesselse [Ten Broeck], as witnesses hereto called, upon this 24th of 
April, A. D. 1675. 

This is the mark J. S. of Jacob Salomon se, 
with his own hand set. 

Sara Van Borsbm. 
Cornelis Van Dych. 
Derek Wesaehe. 
Quod Attestor, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of honorable Adriaen Gerritsen, and Andries Teller, commissaries, etc., 
Jan Tomassen [Mingael], also commissary, who declared that, in true 
right, free ownership he had granted, conveyed and transferred, as by 
these presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession, to 
and for the behoof of Harmen Rutgers, his, the grantor's, half brewery, 
lot and garden, as he, the grantor, possesses the same in company with 
Volkert Janse [Douw], according to the patent received by said Volkert 
Janse and the acceptant from the governor Francis Lovelace, of date the 
24th of March, 166f, and is according to the tenor of the same; in 
breadth on the east side or the highway, six rods nine feet ten inches ; 
length on the south side on the alley of Abraham Staets, five. rods and 
eleven feet; on the west also on Abraham Staets's paling, six rods five 
feet ; on the north side the street, seven rods one foot ; -the garden [is 
bounded] on the west side by the road, length six rods nine feet; on the 
north side by the road, four rods seven feet; on the east by the river, 
seven rods and five feet; and the south side again on Abraham Staets 
[alley], five rods and five feet;i all free and unencumbered, with no 
claim standing or issuing against the same, excepting only the lord's 
right, without the grantor's making the least claim any more thereupon, 
acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving therefore 
full power to the said Harmen Rutgers, his heirs and successors, or those 
who may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid brewery, lot and garden as he might do with his 
other efiects and patrimonial estate; promising to defend the same against 
all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims and charges, which 
hereafter may arise, and never more to do or allow anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided therefor, according to law. 

In Albany, 28th March, A. D. 167|, 

Jan Thomas. 
Adriaen Gerritsen. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



' The first lot, above described, on which the brewery stood, was the easterly half of the 
block, on which the Exchange stands, bounded by Broadway, Exchange, Dean, and State 
streets. Captain Abram Staets tben owned the westerly half, fronting upon Broadway. State 



112 



Albany Cawnty Recoi-ds. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of honorable Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, and Jacob Schermerhoorn, com- 
missaries, etc., Volkert Janse Douw, who declared, that in true rights, 
free ownership, he had granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof 
of Harmen Rutgers; his, grantor's, just half of his brewery, lot and gar- 
den, as they have possessed the same in company, according to the patent 
granted to them, the grantee and grantor, by the governor, Francis 
Lovelace, of date 24th of March, 166f, and having the following dimen- 
sions : breadth on the east side or highway, six rods nine feet ten inches; 
length on the south side, on the alley of Abraham Staets, five rods eleven 
feet; on the west, also on Abraham Staets paling, six rods five feet; on 
the north side the street, seven rods one foot ; the garden [is bounded on] 
the west side by the road, length six rods nine feet; on the north side the 
road, four rods seven feet ; on the east, on the river side, seven rods five 
feet ; on the south side, again on Abraham Staets [alley], five rods and 
five feet;' and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against the same, excepting only the lord's right, without the 
grantor's having the least claim any more upon it ; acknowledging that 

street, between Broadway and the river, was merely an alley to ttie water side. Subsequently, in 
1785, Sybrant Van Schaick received a conveyance of half of the same property ftom Retor 
Pieterse Lansing.— .4nrao/s qf Albany^ x, 60. The garden lot lay between the river and Dean 
street, then a space barely sixty feet wide. Bean Bcreet was first called Dock street, and was 



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subject to Inundation in high water as well as the space between it and the river The late 
Cornells Truax said that when the Yankees began to come in thev ventured to build below 
Dock street, and were told by the Dutchmen if they had seen the river break up they would 
not build there. Before the pier was erected the current of the river swept toward this point 
with great force, especially in times of high water. ^..-..oi-i i^io i^^^i^.. 

1 The other half of this property was conveyed to Herman Rutgers, by the last deed. 



Albany County Records. 113 

he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving, therefore, full power to the 
said Harmen Kutgers, his heirs and successors, or those who may here- 
after acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid brewery, lot and garden, as he might do with his other patri- 
monial estate and effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, 
and to free it from all trouble, claims and charges which are lawful, and 
never more to do or suffer anything' to be done against the same, either 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as 
provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, this 28th of April, A. D. 1675. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. VoLKERT Janse Dotjw. 

Jacob Schermerhoren. 
n w e ge e ore me, Johannes Peovoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the afternamed witnesses, Gerrit Van Nes,i of the one side, and Jacob 
Salomonse [Goewey], of the other side, who declared that in love and 
amity they have contracted and made a bargain in manner following, 
namely : Gerrit Van Nes acknowledges that he has sold, and Jacob 
Salomonse, that he has bought of him, his, grantor's, certain house, 
standing and lying in the colony of Renselaerswyck, at the Greenbush, 
lying between a vacant lot and the house of Jan Oothout; and that, with 
all that is therein fast by earth and nailed at this date, free and unencum- 
bered, with no claim standing against it, save only the patroon's right 
(he.ersynrecht) ; also the seller makes over to the buyer the use of the lot 
and garden, so far as it lies in fence, in form and manner as lots and 
gardens used by other colonists ; and, as the buyer granted to Frederick 
de Visser,- deceased, leave to build a little hpuse on a corner of the lot, 
which he [de Visser] has done, the buyer must not allow said little house 
longer to remain there, by reason of the delay of said Frederick, whereas 
he or his successors are h olden to cause the same to be removed therefrom ; 
for which aforesaid house Jacob Salomonse promises to pay the number of 
thirty-four and a half good whole merchantable beaver skins, in two install- 
ments ; the first, on the first day of July of this year, a just half; and the 
second installment, on the first of July, A. D. 1676; each time seventeen 
beavers and two guilders in beavers; the house remaining in possession of 
the seller until next Monday, when delivery shall be made; all which afore 
written, the contracting parties declare is to be held valid and true. 

Thus done, without craft or guile, in the presence of Cornelis Van 

Dyck, and Direk Wesselse, as witnesses, hereto called, on this 11th day 

of May, A. D. 1675, in Albany. ^ ,r xt 

•" ' •' Gerret Van Nes. 

This is the mark X of Jacob Salomonsen, 

Cornelis Van Byck. with his own hand set. 

Diercle Wesselse. 

Acknowledged before me, ^ ■,-, o ^ 

° ' Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

1 Gerrit Van Nes was Bon of Cornelis Hendrik Van Nes, and bom in 1645. He was Hving in 
Greenbush, in 1663. In Ms will, made 1707, he speaks of his second wife, Maria Pieterse 
Loockermans, whom he married m 1677, and of a son, Willem, mariner, and Jannetie, wife of 
Lourens Van Schaick. He had also a son, Gerrit, bom about 1681, and living in 1702, but 
probably dead at date of his will. 

^ Now Visscher or Fisher. 

15 



114 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable commissaries Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, and 
Jacob Sohermerhoorn, etc., Harmen Rutgers, citizen here, who declared 
that in true rights, free ownership, he had granted and conveyed,^ as by 
these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to 
and for the behoof of Mr. Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick, and Pieter 
Lassingh, in company,i his, the grantor's, certain brewery, lot and garden, 
according to the pateat granted to him and Volkert Janse Douw, in 
company, by the Governor General Francis Lovelace, of date 24th of 
March, A. D. 166f, having these dimensions; breadth on the east side or 
highway, six rods nine feet ten inches ; length on the south side, on the 
alley of Abraham Staets, five rods and eleven feet ; on the west, also on 
Abraham Staets paling, six rods five feet; on the north side, seven rods 
one foot ; the garden has on the west side the street, length six rods nine 
feet; on the north side, also the road, four rods seven feet; on the east, 
on the river side, seven rods and five feet; on the south, on Abraham 
Staets [alley], again five rods and five feet;- and that free and unencum- 
bered, with no claim, standing or issuing against the same, only excepting 
the lord's right, without the grantor's making the least claim any more 
upon it ; acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving 
therefore full power to the aforesaid Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick, and 
Pieter Lassingh, their heirs and successors, or those who may acquire 
right and title hereafter from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
brewery, lot and garden, as they might do with their other patrimonial 
estate and effects ; promising to defead the same against all persons, and to 
free them from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and 
never more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as 
provided therefor by law. . 

Done in Albany, this last day of May, A. D. 1675. 

Herman Rutgers. 
Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Jacob Schermerhoren. 



Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



Albert Ryckman, as attorney for Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyfi^, of the 
honorable court of Albany, has solicited relief from the trouble and com- 
mission imposed upon him by said Cruiff, and likewise from the books and 
papers, made over [to him] by said Cruiflf, touching the creditors, also 
that he, Ryckman, may remain in the further possession of the household 
stuff and the dwelling house, with the appendances and dependencies of 
the same, on his paying to the owner of the house 700 guilders in beavers, 
which was allowed by the honorable court aforesaid, according to their 
honors' verdict thereon pronounced, of date 21 January, A. D. 167^- also 
two special mortgages are charged against Eldert Gerbertsen 3 Cruyfi' afore- 
said, whereof that of Jan Hendrickse Bruyn has the preference accordin"- 

> Pieter Pleterse Lassingh, afterwards sold Ms half of the brewery and lots to Syhraut 
Goosense Van Schaick, who owned it in 1735. — AnTials of Albany^ s, 60. 
\ 2 gee note on page 111. 

s Herhertsen ? Q and H were used quite promiscuously, and ffoosen was pronounced Hozen. 



Albany County Records. 115 

to the verdict of the honorable court aforesaid, of date Feb. 4, A. D. 167±- 
wherefore Albert Kyckman,' and Stephanus Van Cortlandt as director of 
the colony Renselaerswyck, are agreed, that said Ryckman shall assume 
the mortgage of Mr. Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, and that I, Stephanus Van 
Cortlandt, as director, will be satisfied with the superstructure and 
the appurtenances of the saw mill on Bethlehem kil, and the house at 
Bethlehem and the rights, which the aforesaid Cruyff had in Katskil • 
because we find that the effects of the said Cruyff can reach no further ■ 
provided that the aforesaid Ryckman shall be holden to satisfy the said 
mortgage of Mr. Bruyn, [and having received] some outstanding debts, 
a cow, some iron work, and certain other trifles, we mutually acknowledo-e 
that we are satisfied therewith. 

Thus done in Albany, without craft or guile, on this 2nd of June, A. 
D. 1675. 

s. v cortlant.- 
Albert Janse Ryckman. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, Secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of Adriaen Gerritsen, and Andries Teller, commissaries, etc., 
Albert Jansen Ryckman, who [declared] by [these presents that], as he 
had made a contract and agreement with Mr. Stephanus Van Cortlant, 
director of colony Renselaerswyck, by consent of Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, 
for the satisfaction of the junior [of two] mortgages, both of which 
the said Bruyn holds against Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff, so, he, the mort- 
gagor, Albert Janse Ryckman, in consideration of the renouncement 
which said Henderick Bruyn makes of his claim upon the person of 
Eldert Gerbertsen Kruyt [Cruyff], by reason of his right of preference 
for his mortgage against said Kruyff, acknowledges that he is bound and 
obligated for the payment of said mortgage, assuming the same by these 
presents as his own debt, amounting to the sum of three hundred and 
nine and ninety guilders and four stuivers, in good whole merchantable 
beaver skins, which aforesaid sum of 399 guilders four stuivers and 
interest on the same at ten per cent. I, Albert Reeckman, promise to 
pay in two installments; the first, being the just half, in the coming 
year, A. D. 1676 ; the other half, a year after, in A. D. 1677, for which 
payment he pledges as a valid mortgage and special hypothecation, his 
house, brewhouse, and brewkettle, all as they were bought and the bill of 
sale thereof mentions, and in preference also to 700 guilders beaver, for 
which the house still stands indebted to the owner, together with a 
distiller's kettle, and two heifers, an iron trammel (Jiengel) for a saw mill, 
an iron pinion, and an iron spindle; and further [he pledges] his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, for 
the recovery of payment, in case of need, of the aforesaid three hundred 

1 Captain Albert Janse Ryckman was a brewer. His hoase was on the soatli (?) comer of 
Hndaon street and Broadway, in 17M. 170-2-3 he was mayor of the city. His mother, Tryntje 
Janse, was married to Eldert Gerbertse Crayff. By his wife, Neeltje Quackcnbos, he had 
twelve children, of whom nine were living and spoken of in his will, made in 1736. He was 
bnried Jan. 12, 1737, and his wife on 17th of Oct., of the following year. 

- Stephanns Van Cortlandt vvas son of Oloff Stev. Van Cortlandt. For an account of this 
family, tee O'Callaghan's Bislory of New Netherlaiul , i, 212. 



116 Albany County Records. 

and ninety-nine guilders and four stuivers, in beavers, without cost and 
loss. 

In Albany, on this 2nd June, A. D. 1675. 

■^ ' Albert Janse Ryckman. 

Adriaen Gerritse. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

On this, the 3d day of Aug., 1678, appeared Jan Hendrick Bruyns 
before the secretary, and acknowledged that he is fully paid and satisfied 
for the contents of the above standing mortgage, by Albert Janse Ryckman. 

Done in Albany, datum ut supra. 

Jan Henderok Brtjyns. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro : Livingston, Secretary. 

The Messieurs commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswyck and 
Schanhechtade, declare by these presents, that in true rights, free owner- 
ship, they do grant and allow to and for the behoof of Mr. Cornelis Van 
Dyck, chirurgeon, in a certain parcel of land, lying here in Albany, on 
the plain, 1 by and upon Mr. Philip Schuyler's, and Pieter Bogardus, 
[land, and having] to the east, a breadth of thirteen and a half rods; to 
the south, a length of sixteen and a half rods ; on the west, a breadth of 
eleven rods ; and to the north, a length of sixteen rods ; for a pasture for 
a horse, and that free and unencumbered ; the same is so done by way of 
exchange and barter for a little piece of land on the Rutten kil, of one 
and a half morgens, formerly to him granted by conveyance, of date the 
10th of April, A. D. 1673 ; and which extended so as to inconvenience 
the range of the burgesses cattle ; giving therefore full power to the afore- 
said Mr. Cornelis Van Dyck, his heirs and successors, or those who may 
hereafter acquire right and title from him to dispose thereof as he might 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, and for which he is 
empowered to solicit a patent of the right honorable governor general. 

Done in Albany, this 5th of June, A. D. 1675. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Jacob Schermerhoren. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

The Messieurs commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswyck and 
Schanhechtade, declare by these presents that, in true rights, free owner- 
ship, they do grant, convey and transfer, to and for the behoof of Mr. 
Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, in a certain lot, standing and lying in Albany, 
hard by the plain, within the town fence [stockadoes], on the survey (?) 
of Rut Aertse's garden, to the east the street; and is at the west side on 
the street, in breadth, four rods and two feet; at the south, along the 
town's fence, in length nine rods ten feet and four inches ; breadth in the 
rear or to the east, six feet; to the north the length [is] from the front on 

1 The plain included the area south ot the Rutten kil and east of Pearl street. The Rutten Itil 
is the covered sewer, crossing Pearl street, ahout equidistant between Beaver and Howard streets, 
and emptying into the river near the foot of State street. 



Albany County Records. 117 

the street to the rear on the other street; and that free and unencumhered, 
without their honors making the least claim any more thereupon, and 
acknowledging that they are fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving 
therefore full power to the aforesaid Mr. Slichtenhorst, his heirs and 
successors, or those who may hereafter acquire right and title from him, 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his other 
patrimonial estate and effects, granting herewith consent to solicit of the 
governor general a patent for the same. 

Thus done by the court in Albany, on this 27 May, A. D. 1675. 

/ Jacob Schermerhoren. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

The Messieurs commissaries of Albany, etc., declare by these presents, 
that in true rights, free ownership, they do grant, convey and transfer, to 
and for the behoof of Adriaen Gerritsen, in a certain lot, standing and 
lying in Albany, hard by the plain, within the town's fence, between the 
lot of Mr. Slichtenhorst, and Rut Aertse, on the east side the street, and 
is at the west side, in front on the street, in breadth, three rods and nine 
feet; to the north on Rut Aertse, in length, nine rods and one foot; in 
the rear against the other street, being to the east, in breadth, six and 
thirty feet; on the south side, in length from the front on the street to 
the rear street; and that free and unencumbered, without the grantor's 
having the least claim any more upon the same, and acknowledging that 
they are fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving therefore full power to 
the aforesaid Adriaen Gerritsen, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter receive right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid lot, as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and 
effects, granting him, by these presents, consent to solicit a patent of the 
right honorable governor general. 

Thus done by the court in Albany, on this 27th of May, A. D. 1675. 

Jacob Schermerhoren. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable Messieurs Adriaen Gerritse, and Andries Teller, 
commissaries, etc., Sweer Teunissen [Van Velsen],i who declared, that 
he had in true rights, free ownership, granted and conveyed, as he by 
these presents does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and 
for the behoof of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer,^ and Lucas Pieterse [Coey- 
mans],3 his, the grantor's, certain saw mill, together with the kil whereon 

1 Sweer Teanisae Van Veleen, or Van Westbrook, was one of the early eettlers of Schenectady, 
where he hnllt the first grist mill, in 1669, on the Sand kil, and maintained it until hia death, 
when it passed by bequest to the Dutch church. He married Maritie Mynderse, widow of Jan 
Barentse Wemp, in 1664. In the sack of the village of Schenectady, in 1690, he was killed, 
probably leaving no children ; for hia property was distributed among the children of his 
widow, by Wemp, and to the church. 

2 Alias Gow. 

3 Lucas Pieterse was one of the four brothers Coeymans, who came out in 1636, from TTtrecht . 
He Avas probably the same person as Lucas Pieterse Houtsager (houtmager, wood or timber 
sawyer), mentioned in the records. 



118 Albany County Records. 

the mill stands, and two morgens of arable land (houiolandt) , lying in the 
colony Kenselaerswyck, up the [Hudson] river, on the east bank over 
against Stoney point (steene hoeck), before this called Poesten mill,i 
together with free egress and a road along the hill, by Pieter Pieterse 
Van Woggelum's,- to the shore, as it has been used before this ; which 
land is a part of the patent granted to him, the grantor, by Governor 
Richard Nicols, of date the 13th day of April, A. D. 1667; and that free 
and unencumbered, with no claim, standing or issuing against it, except 
the lord's right, without the grantor's making the least claim any more 
upon it, and acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, 
the first penny with the last ; giving therefore full power to the aforesaid 
Jan Cornelise Vyselagr, and Lucas Pieterse, their heirs and successors, 
or those who may hereafter acquire right and title from them, to do with 
and dispose of the same, as they might do with their other patrimonial 
estates and eifects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and 
to free it from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and never 
more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of June, A. D. 1675. 

SWEER ThOONTJSSEN. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable Adriaen Gerritsen, and Andries Teller, com- 
missaries, etc., Dirck Hesseling, who declared that he had in true rights, 
free ownership, granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant 
and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Jacob 
Hevick, a little parcel or lot of land, lying at Lubberden land, in the 
colony Kenselaerswyck, bounded on the east by the highway; to the 
west, the river bank; to the south, Henderiok Eeur, deceased; and to 
the north, Gerrit Swart; breadth, eighty wood feet; and length, from the 
river bank up to the highway; and that free and unencumbered, excepting 
the lord's [patroon's ?] right, which he does by virtue of a decree of the 
court, the two certain sentences made against Dirck Sohelluyne, the first 
owner, etc. 

[This paper is not executed]. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the afternamed witnesses : Volkert Janse Douw, and Pieter 
Winne, who declare that, in friendship and amity, they have bargained 
with each other for a half of the island, lying over against {de Paerde 



1 Hence, perhaps, Poesten Ml, the name given to a stream in Rensselaer county. In Dutch, 
the r^oViii poesien signifies bellows — the verb poesten, to puif or blow. 

2 Pieter Pieterse Van Woggelum was probably a son of Pieter Adriaense Van Vfoggelnm 
alias Soegemackelyci:, who was one of the first proprietors of Schenectady. Pieter Pieterse 
Van Woggelum early became possessed of the land, on which the present city of Troy 
stands, which he sold to Dirk van Der Heyden. The latter conveyed this farm to his three 
sons: Jacob, David, and Mattys.—2)ee(is, V 835; Woodwortli's Troy,%ia& passim 



Albany County Records. 119 

hoeclc),^ Horse Point, and in the manner following : Firstly. — Volkert 
Janse acknowledged, that he had sold, and Pieter Winne, that he had 
bought of him, the aforesaid half island, lying as aforesaid over against 
Paerde Hoeek, which was aforetime named Constapel's island. (The 
other half of which at present belongs to Tennis Spitsbergen, and is leased 
by Marten Cornelissen [Van Buren]), with the half the house, barn and 
rick, and all that is thereon fast by earth and nailed ; the same shall be 
delivered free and unencumbered to the buyer, only excepting the lord's 
[patroon's?] right. For which aforesaid half island, with the half of the 
house, barn and rick, Pieter Winne promises to pay the number of nine 
and sixty good whole merchantable beaver skins, six pieces [skins] of 
which he shall pay down to the seller's wife; the remainder in three 
installments, each time twenty-one beavers, of which the first shall be on 
the first of November, next coming ; the second on the first of November, 
A. D. 1676 ; and the third or last installment, on the first of November, 
A. D. 1677. Further, it is hereby agreed and conditioned, that, as the 
aforesaid half island is still under lease to Marten Cornelise for the term 
of six years, from the first of May last, the lease shall have its full efi'ect; 
and as [it is rented] for fifty-six schepels of wheat yearly for the whole 
island, as the seller says, the buyer shall receive five years' rent thereof, 
and the seller the rent of the current year, each time twenty-eight 
schepels for the half; wherewith the contracting parties acknowledge 
that they are well satisfied ; pledging hereto for the performance of this 
contract their respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future. 

Thus done in Albany, in the presence of Adriaen Gerritseu, and 
Andries Teller, as witnesses, hereto called on this 26th of July, A. D. 1675. 

Pieter Winne. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable Adriaen Gerritsen, and Andries Teller, com- 
missaries, etc., Mr. Jan Hendrickse Bruyns, who declared that he, in 
true rights, free ownership, had granted, conveyed and transferred, as he 
by these presents does [grant, etc.], to and for the behoof of Myndert Frede- 
rickse Smit, here in Albany, his just third part of land, to him belonging, 
in company with Jan Clute and Jurriaen Teunissen, with all the right and 
title, which he, the grantor, therein has, according to patent thereof, from 
the right honorable Governor General Nicols, of date the 25th of May, 
A. D. 1667, whereto reference is made; and that free and unencumbered, 
with no claim, standing or issuing against the same, excepting the lord's 
[duke's] right, without the grantor's making the least claim any more 
against it, and acknowledging, that he is fully satisfied and paid for the 
same, the first with the last penny, by him, Myndert Frederiokse, giving 
therefore plenam actionem, cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Myn- 
dert Frederickse, his heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may 
acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 

' Paerde Hoeck is spoken of as early as 1643.— O' Oallaghan's Eistory of New Netlierland, i, 440. 



120 Albany County Records. 

third part of land and the appendances of the same, as he might do with 
his patrimonial estate and efiects ; promising to defend said third part of 
land and appendances of the same, against all persons, and to free it from 
all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and further, never more 
to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, this 7th of August, A. D. 1675. 

^ Jan Heinderck Bruyns. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of honorable Adriaen Gerritsen, and Anderies Teller, com- 
missaries, etc., Mr. G-errit Swart, and Mr. Adriaen Van Ilpendam, as 
administrators of the estate of Jan Stuart, deceased, who declare by these 
presents, that they have granted and conveyed, and in true rights, free 
ownership, have transferred to and for the behoof of Lourens Van Alen, 
for a certain house and lot of the aforesaid Jan Stuart, standing and 
lying in Albany, on the hill, between the house of Evert Janse Kuyper 
[Cooper], and Wynant Gerritse [Van der Poel], and said lot is according 
to conveyance from Jan Coneel, of date 20 Aug., A. D. 1670; breadth, 
twelve feet seven and a half inches, Rynland measure ; and length to the 
rear, six rods and five feet, or according to the bill of sale, as large as it 
lies inclosed in fence; which being measured by the surveyor, was found 
to be on Evert Jansen's side, six rods * * * and two inches ; on Melgert 
Wynants' side, length six rods six feet and one inch ; breadth in the rear, 
one rod * * ten inches; in front to the street on the hill [?], breadth 
one rod * * * ten inches, Rynland measure; and that free and unen- 
cumbered, with no claim, standing or issuing against the same, excepting 
the lord's [duke's ?] right, without the grantor's in aforesaid character 
[of administrators], making any further claim upon it, also acknowledging, 
that they have been fully satisfied and paid by said Lourens Van Alen, 
the first penny with the last, moreover giving full power to said Lourens 
Van Alen, his heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may acquire 
right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot, as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; promising 
to defend said house and lot from all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and never more to do or 
suffer anything to be done against the same, cither with or without law 
in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, 11th of Aug., A. D. 1675. 

G-. SWARTT. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. Adriaen Van Ilpendam. 



A. Teller. 
Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Secretary. 



1 Melgert Wynantse Tan der Poel, gunstocker waa a son of Wynant "Van der Poel By 
Ms two wives: Ariaantje Verplanck, and Elizabetn Teller widow of Abraham Van Tricht lie 
had ten children, seven sons and three daughters. His lot was in State street, frontine'the 
Eort. He was not living Sept. 19, inO. ^ 



Albany County Records. 121 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony 
Eenselaerswyck, etc., and in tlie presence of the honorable commissaries 
of the same jurisdiction, Major Abraham Staets, and Adriaen Gerritz, 
Jurian Teunissen Tappen,' who acknowledges that he is well and truly 
indebted to Mr. Philip Schuyler, in the quantity of one hundred and fifty 
good and merchantable beavers, growing out of a matter of moneys paid 
to Jurian Teunise to his content, which aforesaid hundred and fifty 
beavers the mortgagor promises to pay to Mr. Schuyler or his order, 
within the space of one year, commencing on the first of August, A. D. 
1675, with interest at ten per cent., pledging therefor specially his house 
and lot, lying here in Albany, together with his farm,^ with horses and 
cattle, and generally his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, without exception, submitting the same to the force of all the 
duke's (Jieeren) laws and judges, to procure, if need be, the payment 
thereof without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of September, 1675. 

Jure JAN Ttjnsen. 
Abram, Staes. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Secry. 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, etc., and 
in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Mr. Nehemiah Pearse, and 
Samuel Holman, who declare that they, in friendship and amity, have 
agreed and contracted with each other about the sale of a house, in 
manner following: First. — Nehemiah acknowledges that he has sold, 
and Samuel Holman, that he has bought of him, his, Nehemiah Pearse's, 
house and lot, lying here on the hill, where now Elias Van Ravesteyn 
lives, for which ho, the buyer, promises to pay to the seller the sum of 
thirty pound sterling, in Boston money, and that on or before the 21st of 
July, 1676, coming, to wit, twenty pounds here in Albany in duffels and 
stroudwaters, free from all freight and customs, the duffels at 40 per cent, 
advance on England, and the stroudwaters at 50 per cent ; and the remaining 
ten pounds as the parties can agree, to wit, to be paid out of such goods 
as said Holman shall bring up here, and if Nehemiah Pearse does not 
like such goods as said Holman shall bring here, he must wait until the 
second journey, always understanding that said Pearse shall have a choice 
of said Holman's wares ; as it regards the rent of the aforesaid house, the 
seller shall receive it until the first of June next coming j but the buyer 
shall from this time forward have possession of said house, and the seller 
shall provide and well point with lime, the pan tiles lying upon the afore- 
said house ; with which the contracting parties are mutually^well satisfied 
as being arranged without craft or guile, and the respective parties pledge 
their persons and estates for the observance of these presents. 

Thus done in Albany, in presence of Jan Byvanck,^ and Dirk Wesselse 



> Perhaps the same person as Jnriaen Teunise Qlazemaker. 

2 This farm lay on the east bank of the Hudson river, and on the north side of the Wynants kil. 

3 Jan Byvanck of Oldenzee, Holland, was bom in 1637. In 1666 he married Bolitje Eyertae 
Duyching, of New York ; and in 1693 he married Sara Frans, of the same place. Of his 
children, three : Heudricns, Gerrit and Maria, are recorded in the records of the Albany church. 
He proi)ably had other children, who settled in New York. 

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122 Albany County Records. 

[Ten Broeck], as witnesses hereto called, this twenty-first day of 

October, 1675. 

Nehemiah Pears. 
Samuell Holman. 
Jan Byvanch. 
Dierch TFes.se&e. 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, etc., and 
in presence of the afternamed witnesses : Elmer Otte," and the honorable 
Domine Nicholas Van Renselaer,^ who declare that they, in friendship 
and amity, have agreed and contracted with each other, about the sale of 
a house and lot, standing and lying here in Albany, in Joncker [now 
State] street, being a corner house, bounded on the west by the house of 
Johannes AVitthardt, and on the east the highway, in manner following : 
Fir&t. — Helmer Otten acknowledges that he has sold, and Dom. 
Nicholas Van Eenselaer that he has bought the aforesaid house and lot, 
for which he, the buyer, promises to pay to the seller the sum of two hundred 
good merchantable beavers, in three payments, to wit, a third part of the 
two hundred beavers on the first of April, 1676, and the third part on 
the first of January, 1677, and the third third part on the first of April, 
1678 ; the seller promises to make the aforesaid house water tight, roof 
tight, and glass tight, also to leave ten posts for the fence ; it being under- 
stood that the seller has nothing to do with the cellar only to make the 
glass tight. The seller also promises to furnish sureties against all 
trouble, claims or charges, and also to give a proper conveyance thereof 
to the buyer, so soon as the last installment is paid. The seller has made 
delivery of the aforesaid house and lot to the buyer to-day ; about which 
the contracting parties are mutually well satisfied as being done without 
craft or guile ; the parties respectively pledging their persons and estates 
for the observance of the same". 

Thus done in Albany, in the presence of Jan Byvanck, and Juriaen 
Janse G-roenwout,^ as witnesses, hereto invited, on this 6 Nov., 1675, and 
in the 27th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, Charles, by the grace 
of God, King of G-reat Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the 
faith, etc. 

Helmer Otten. 
NiooLATjs Van Rensselaer. 
Jan Byvanck. 
This is the mark -j- of Juriaen Janse Groenwout, with his own hand set. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston. 



of 



Appeared [before] me Robert Livingston, secretary, etc., in the pres&nce 
the afternamed witnesses, Christopher Skaysse, and Samuel Massie, 



1 Helmer Otten was a baker. His wife, Adriaantje Arentse, was daughter of Ai-ent Andriese 
Bratt, one of the first proprietors of Schenectady. In 1670 he purcliasea a bouwerv of 26 
morgens at Schenectady of Pieter Adriaense Van Woggelnm, alias Soegemackelyck and within 
a few years died leaying one daughter, Catharyna, who snhseciuently married Gerrit Symonse 
Veeder. His widow married Hyer Schermerhorn, who became possessed of Otten's bouwerv 
portions of which are still held by the family. "v,u,n,.j, 

2 See O'Callaghan's Bist&ry of New Netlierland, i, 122. 

3 Juriaen Janse Groenwout was a licensed butcher in Albany, in 1670 His wife was Maritie 
Tomase Mjngael, widow of Cornells Teunise Bosch [Van Westbroeokl, by whom he had a 
daughter, Wyntie, wife of Pieter BogarduB. She was not liying in 1664 



Albany County Records. 123 

who acknowledge that they are justly and honestly indebted, etc , and in 
arrears to Mr. Nehemiah Pears, for the use of Mr. [Samuel] Wilson, in 
the sum of eight hundred and thirty-eight guilders, seewant, for goods, 
received to theirs atisfaction, to be paid in beavers, seewant, or wheat of 
beavers value, on or before the 25th of March, 1676, pledging therefor 
generally and specially their persons and estates, jointly and severally, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the 
same to the force of all the duke's (Jieereri) laws and judges, to promote 
the payment thereof if need be, without cost or loss. 

Done in Albany, in the presence of Dirk Albertse Bradt, and Johannes 
Wandelaer, as witnesses hereto invited, on this 4th day of December, 1675. 

Christopher Skaysse. 
Sam^ Massie. 
Birck Albertse £ratA 
Johannes de Wandelaer. 
In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secrT., etc., and in the presence of 
these afternamed witnesses, "Richard Pretty, who declared that he was 
fully paid by Jan Coneel as it respects the mortgage, which he had upon 
said Jan Coneel's house and lot in Albany, inasmuch as Mr. Andries 
Teller has promised to satisfy said Pretty to his content, according to 
contract, witnessing the same with his own signature on this 31st day of 
December, 1675, in Albany, in presence of Mr. Nehemiah Pears, and 
James Penniman, as witnesses hereto called. 

Richard Pretty. 

Nehemiah Pears. 

James Peniman. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Philip Schuyler, and 
Pieter Winne, Dirk Henderickse Sweedt,^ who declared that he in true 
rights, free ownership, has granted, conveyed and transferred by these 
presents, to and for the behoof of Pieter Du Moree, for a certain lot of 
land lying behind the Kinderhoeck ; to the west of the kil, to the south 
of Jan Martensen,3 to the east of Jan Martensen, and that free and 
unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against it, excepting 
the lord's right, without the grantor's having the least claim any more 
upon the same, and acknowledging himself fully satisfied and paid there- 
for,- the first penny with the last, giving therefore ^^eream actionem cessam, 
and full power to the aforesaid Pieter Du Moree, his heirs and successors, 
or those who may hereafter acquire title from him, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his patrimonial estate 
and effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free 



1 Dirk Albertse Bratt was one of the five sons of Albertse Anijriese Bratt. 
^ Or Dirk Hendrickae Bye de Sweedt. 

3 Probably Jan Martense Wever, or De Wever, who, In 1657, owned a house near Fort 
Orange. Page 60. 



124 Albany County Records. 

it from all actions, claims and charges, whicli may hereafter arise and 
are lawful, and further, never more to do or allow anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided therefor by law. 
Done in Albany, the 7th of March, 167|. 

This is the mark of Sarah + Verhaele, wife of Dirk Hendrikse, 

with her own hand set. 
Philip Schuyler. 
Pieter Winne. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp], 
and Richard Pretty, Cornells Teunisse, who acknowledged that he is well 
and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr. Andries Teller, merchant, here 
in the sum of nine hundred and seventy guilders in beavers, at eight 
guilders for a merchantable beaver, and a hundred and fifty-four guilders 
in seewant, growing out of merchandise, received to his content, which 
aforesaid nine hundred and seventy-one guilders in beavers, and one 
hundred and fifty-four guilders seewant, the mortgagor promises to pay 
to Mr. Teller or his order in manner following. First. — Pour hundred 
guilders in beavers, he, the mortgagor, promises to pay on the first of 
November next coming, and the remaining five hundred and seventy-one 
guilders in beavers, and one hundred and fifty-four guilders seewant in 
January, February or March, 167f , and failing [in the payment] of the 
aforesaid five hundred and seventy-one guilders beavers, and one hundred 
and fifty-four guilders seewant; the mortgagor shall be holden to pay 
interest, at ten per cent yearly ; pledging specially his, the mortgagor's, 
two cows, five heifers in their third year, two gelded horses, two mares, 
one of five and the other of seven years of age, and seventy sohepel of 
winter wheat (cooreii) sowed, which at present stands upon the land, and 
all on the bouwery at Paepsknee, which the mortgagor at present possesses, 
and generally his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, submitting the same to the force of all the duke's laws 
and judges for the recovery if need be of the payment thereof, without 
cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, on this 5th day of April, 1676. 

CORNELUS TeuNISZ.I 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Richard Pretty. 
Before me, 

Ro. Livingston. Seer. 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp], 
and Mr, Richard Pretty; Pieter Meese [Vrooman], and his wife, Volkje 
Pieterse, who declare that they, in true rights, free ownership, have 



1 Cornelus Teunisse Van Vechten, a^ias Keesom, was a son of Tennis Birkse Van 
VecMen, and lived at Pacpslsnee. He had two wives : let, Annatie Leendertae • and 2nd 
Maria Lucase, widow of Jacob Claas, wliom lie married in 1689. He had a lari'e' &mily oi 
children, among whom were at least tour sons ; Lucas, Salomon, Dirk, Leendert" 



Albany County Records. 125 

granted, conveyed and transferred by these presents, to and for the 
behoof of Mr. Frederic Phillipse, a merchant of New York, in their 
house and lot, standing and lying hard by the church of this town, in 
Joncker [now State] street, next the house of Mr. Jan Withart, on the 
one side, and the house that Mr. [DeJ Laval owned, and that Pieter 
Hartgers caused to be built on the other side, as it at present lies inclosed 
in fence ; and that free and unencumbered, except the sum of eighty 
beavers, which Pieter Meese Vrooman has assigned to his son Matthys 
Pieterse Vrooman, upon the aforesaid house, according to instrument of 
date the 18th of February, 167|^, with no other claim, standing or issuing 
against the same, excepting the duke's (heerensi/n) right, without the 
grantor's making the least claim any more upon the same, and acknow- 
ledging that he is fully satisfied and paid for the same the first penny as 
well as the last, giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power 
to the aforesaid Frederic Phillipse, his heirs and successors, or those who 
hereafter may acquire title from them, to do with and dispose of said 
house and lot, as they might do with their patrimonial estate and effects; 
promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all 
actions, claims and charges, which may hereafter arise and are lawful, 
and further, neither to do nor sufler anything to be done against the 
same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obli- 
gation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, on this 9th day of May, 1676. 

Pieter Meesen Vrooman. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. Folcketen Pieters. 

Richard Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Volkje Pieterse, widow of the late P. Meese Vrooman, brought the 
following satisfaction under the hand of Frederick Flipsen respecting the 
house mentioned in the afbresaid conveyance : 

I, the subscriber, give permission to Polckie Pieterse, in regard to a 
mortgage, which I have hitherto had upon her house, that said Volkje 
may receive her money in full, and that I have no more right or claim 
upon said house. 

New York, this 30th of May, 1685. 

Frederik Flipsen. 

Thus registered at the request of said Volkje Pieterse. 
Eos'? Livingston, Seer. 

The messieurs commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswyck and 
Schaenhechtady, declare by these presents that they, in true rights, free 
ownership, do grant, convey and transfer to and for the behoof of Jacob 
"Tysse Van der Heyden,i in a certain lot, standing and lying in Albany, 
hard by the Plain, within the town's fence [stockadoes], on the corner 
of the Plain street ; breadth on the road, twenty-seven feet and a half; 
on the road in the rear, against the new grave yard (herlehoff), eleven 
feet; south, the town's fence, three rods; north, Jan Clute's lot, three 

1 Jacob Tysse Van der Heyflen was a tailor in New Amsterdam, in 1653. In 1665, lie 
married Anna Hals, in Amsterdam, and soon after settled in Beverwyck. In 1691 lie was not 
living ; Us widow was then keeping a public honse. He left one son, Dirk. 



126 Albany County Records. 

rods; and that free and unencumbered, without the grantor's having 
the least claim any more upon it (being granted in recompense or requital 
for his lot and house, which he had on the hill, without the town's gatei 
by Rosseboom's), giving therefore pfenaTO actionem cessam, and full power 
to the aforesaid Jacob Tyssen Van der Heyden, his heirs and successors, 
or those who hereafter may acquire title from him, to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and 
effects, granting herewith consent to solicit from the right honorable 
governor general a patent {grondhrief). 

Thus done by the honorable court in Albany, on this 20th of May, 1676. 

Adriaen Geeretsen. 

EicHARD Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in presence of 
the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Grerritse, and Mr. Richard 
Pretty, Jacob Tysse Van der Heyden, who declared that he had sold, 
granted and conveyed as he by these presents does grant and convey in 
real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Willem Loveridge, his 
lot, lying in Albany, hard by the Plain, within the town's fence, on the 
corner of the Plain street ; breadth on the road, seven and twenty feet ; 
and on the road in the rear, against the new grave yard (Jeerkhoff), eleven 
feet ; south in length, three rods ; and north, three rods ; which the 
grantor does by virtue of the conveyance, received by him from the 
honorable commissaries, of date the 20th of May, 1676, whereto reference 
is made, besides granting him consent to solicit a patent from the right 
honorable the governor general; and that free and unencumbered, with 
no claim standing or issuing against it, excepting the duke's right, 
without the grantor's making the least claim any more against the same, 
and acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, giving, 
therefore jplenam, actionem cessam, and full power to said Willem 
Loveridge,'^ his heirs and successors, and those who hereafter may acquire 
title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot, as he might do 
with his other patrimonial estate and effects; promising to defend the 
same against all persons, and free it from all trouble, claims and charges, 
which may hereafter arise, and never more to do or suffer anything to be 
done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, on this 20th day of May, 1676. 

Jacob Tyssen Van der Heyden. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Richard Pretty. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



1 This gate was near the junction of North Pearl and Steuben streets. 

2 Willem LoTeridge, Senior, owned a farm at Catskil, in 1680, and petitioned for an addition 
to it of 40 acres. The Willem Loveridge aboTe, was prohahly Willem lioveridge, Junior. He 
was accused, in IBTC, of charging the Dutch with sellmg the Northern Indians gunpowder and 
imprisoned until he proye the charge, failing of which he was fined 20 beavers. In 1678, he, 
with others, was condemned and sentenced for setting up a scandalous tree before the door of 
one Thompson, and in extenuation he writes, that it is the custom of the place ; nevertheless 
his sentence was confirmed.— English. Manmcripts. 



Albany County Records. 127 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the presence 
of the afternamed witnesses, Jan Janse Bleecker,i and Jacob Sanderse 
Grlen, attorneys for Jan Hendrickse Van Bael of the one side, and Mr. 
Timothy Cooper of the other side, who declared, in friendship and amity, 
that they had covenanted and agreed with each other, in regard to the 
sale of a house and lot, standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, in 
breadth and length as it lies in fence; to the south bounding upon the 
house of Jan Tomase, and to the north Marte Hoffman,'^ and east and 
west the street, according to the patent of the right honorable governor 
general R. Nicolls, of date the 30th of April, 1667. i^tVsi.— The afore- 
said attorneys acknowledge, that they have sold, and Timothy Cooper, 
that he has bought, the aforesaid house and lot, with all that is fast by 
earth and nailed, for which he, Cooper, promises to pay to the sellers or 
their order, the sum of seventy good whole merchantable beavers of one 
and a half pounds a piece, one with another, in two installments, a just 
half each ; the first installment in the month of July next coming, and 
the last in the month of July, 1677; the sellers promising to deliver the 
aforesaid house and lot in their present condition ; so soon as the first 
installment is paid, a full conveyance [shall be given], and the patent 
with the last installment, only excepting the lord's right ; but as the 
aforesaid house is occupied by Jacob Ten Eyck,^ who has leased the 
house until, the first of May, 1677, the rent comes to the seller [buyer?], 
from the time the first payment is made, with which the contracting par- 
ties are mutually well satisfied as being done without craft or guile, said 
parties respectively pledging their persons and estates, for the perform- 
ance of these [conditions]. 

Thus done in Albany, in the presence of Tho. Sharp, and W™'. Parker, 
as witnesses hereto invited, on this 26th of May, and in the 27th year of 
the reign of our sovereign lord Charles, by the grace of God, king of Great 
Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc., Annoq, Dom. 1676. 

Jan Jansz Bleeker. 

Testes. Jacob Sanderse Glen."* 

Thos. Sharp. Timothy Cooper. 

W"} Parker. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Major Ab™. Staas, and Adriaen Gerritse, commissaries, 

1 Jan Janse Bleecker was bom in 1641, in Meppel, province of Overysael ; he came to 
Albany, in 1658. He was for several years a magistrate, recorder of the city, member of 
the general assembly, and, in 1700, mayor. By his wife, Margaret Butse, daughter of Entger 
Jacobsen, he had nine children. He died 31st of November, 1732, aged ninety-one years, and 
was buried in the church. 

2 JMCarten Hoffman came from New Tork, where, in 1675, he owned a house and lot, which 
he sold to Jno. Manning. — English Manuscripts. 

3 Jacob Coenradse Ten Eyck was probably a son of Coenrad Ten Eyck, of New York. He 
was by trade a shoemaker ; by his wife, Geertje Coemans, daughter (?) of Barent Coemans, 
he had four sons: Coenrat, Barent, Andries, and Hendrik; and two daughters: Mayke, and 
Jenneke. His widow made her will in 1716, proved in 1736. She died 1 March, 1736. 

< Jacob Sanderse Glen was the eldest son of Alexander Leendertse Glen. He settled in 
Albany, whilst the rest of the family removed to Schenectady. B;y his wife, Catharine Van 
Witbeck, he had three sons and two daughters. Alter his death, in 1683, his widow married 
Jonas Volkertse Douw- In 1680 he owned a lot on the south side of State street, the second 
west of Pearl street, which was afterwards occupied by Harmanns Wendell, who married his 
daughter Anna. 



128 Albany County Records. 

etc., Mr. Nehemiah Pears, who declared, that he had granted and 
conveyed, as he by these presents does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to and for the behoof of Mr. Samuel Holman, his house 
and lot, lying in Albany, on the hill, with all that therein is fast by earth 
and nailed; bounded on the east side by Claes Van Rotterdam, on the 
south side Gerrit Lansing, on the north and west sides by the highway; 
breadth in front on the street, twenty-five feet; and in the rear on Gerrit 
Lansing's it stretches from the upper corner down in a straight line along 
said Lansing's house drip free, and is in the rear fourteen feet, less two 
inches broad ; and the length on the south side is four rods six feet and 
three inches; all as it at present lies enclosed in fence, which he, the 
grantor, does [convey] by virtue of a conveyance, received by him from 
Evert Janse Wendell, of date the 21st of April, 1675, to which reference 
is made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against it, excepting the lord's right, without the grantor's making 
the least claim any more upon the same ; acknowledging that he is fully 
satisfied and paid therefor, giving therefore full power to the said Samuel 
Holman, his heirs and successor, or those who may hereafter acquire right 
and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot 
as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to 
defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
or charges, which may hereafter arise, and never more to do or suffer any- 
thing to be done against the same, either with or without law in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, this 5th of July, 1676. 

Nehemiah Pearce. 
Abram Staas. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Eo. Livingston, Secretary. 

On this sixth day of July, 1676, appeared before me Robert Living- 
ston, secretary, etc., and in presence of the afternamed witness, Captain 
Philip Schuyler, who acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted and 
in arrears to Mr. Jeronimus Ebbink,' in the quantity of an hundred and 
fifty good and merchantable beaver skins, growing out of the second 
payment on the bouwery, bought by Juriaen Teunisse [Glasemaker, or 
Tappen], of Madam Ebbink, which aforesaid hundred and fifty beavers the 
mortgagor promises to pay to Mr. Ebbink, or to his order, or to send to 
him before or on the first day of August next coming, for which payment 
pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, submitting the same to the force of all the duke's 
Iheeren'] laws and judges, to promote the payment (if need be) thereof, 
without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, of date ut supra. 

Philip Schuyler. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Willem Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro : Livingston, Secreta ry. 

1 In 16B9, 1661, and 1613, he was schepun in New York. Madam Ebbineh waa the wiflnio nf 
tlie late Johan De Hulter, and daughter of Johannes De Laet. """^ JioDiugn was tne widow of 



Albany County Records. 129 

Appeared before me Eo. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the presence 
of the afternanied witnesses, Juriaen Teunise Tappen, who promised to 
deliver to Captain Philip Schuyler, the quantity of sixty ankers of good 
and merchantable rum (which he shall receive from Mr. [De] La Vail, 
in the sale of his house), growing out of the second payment on the 
bouwery, which said Schuyler has paid for Juriaen Teunise, and that in 
the space of three months after the date of the contract, for which [pay- 
ment] pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the force of the duke's 
(heeren) laws and judges, to promote the payment thereof, if need be, 
without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, in the presence of Major Abr'" Staas, and Richard 
Pretty, as witnesses, hereto invited, on this 7th day of July, 1676. 

Jure Tunissen. 
Abram Staas. 
Richard Pretty. 
I being present, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., in the presence of 
the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Gerritse, and Mr. Richard 
Pretty, Mr. Jeronimus Ebbink, husband and guardian of Madam 
Johanna de Laet, who declared that he had, in true rights, free owner- 
ship, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof of Jurian 
Teunisse Tappen, in a certain bouwery, lying in the colony Renselaers- 
wyck, where Jurian aforesaid at present dwells, with dwelling house, 
barn and two ricks, likewise eight draft horses, among which six mares, 
and two geldings, and four cows, moreover all the land, as well arable as 
pasture land, as the same lies in fence between two kils,i all by virtue of 
the contract and conveyance thereof, passed between Mr. Jeremias Van 
Renselaer, deceased, late director of the colony before named, and Madam 
Johanna De Laet for her tenth part, being her just tenth part of the 
colony, the same being of date of the 21st of June, 1674, whereto refer- 
ence is made, only excepting the lord's right, without the grantor's 
having the least claim any more upon the same, acknowledging that he is 
fully satisfied and paid therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore plenam actionem cessam. and full power to the aforesaid Jurian 
Teunise Tappen, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire right and title from him, to dispose of the aforesaid bouwery and 
appurtenances, as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects; 
promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and further, never more to 
do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without 



' In 1674 (Mecords, p. 250), Jeronimus Ebbingh owned a bouwery on the nortli side of the 
WynantB Id). The two Mis, above mentioned, were perhaps the Wynants and Poesten Mis. 
In 1675, Pieter Pieterse Van Woggelum owned a bouwery, south of the Poesten Iril (IHd., 
p. 271). Ebbingh's and Van Woggelum's bouweries comprised the ground, now covered by 
the city of Troy. This tract was purchased in 1720 by Dirk Vanderneyden, consisting of 490 
acres, subject to an annual rent to tlie patroon of three bushels and three pecks of wheat and 
four fat fowls. See Woodworth's Reminiscences of Troy, 2d ed., p. 8. 

17 



130 Albany Oaimty Records. 

law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor, 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 7th of July, 1676. 

Jeronimcs Ebbingh. 

Adriaen Gerretse. 
Richard Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, and in presence of the 
honorable Adriaen Gerritse, and Richard Pretty, commissaries, etc., 
Stoffel Janse Abell, who declared that he had in true rights, free owner- 
ship, granted, conveyed and transferred, as he by these presents does 
grant and convey, in actual and real possession, to and for the behoof of 
Claas Janse Stavast, his, grantor's, house and lot, standing and lying in 
Albany, bounded to the south by Claas Jansen's, to the north by Leendert 
Philipse [Conyn], to the east by the river, and to the west by the high- 
way, and is in length, nine rods ; and in breadth, thirty-six wood feet ; and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same, only excepting the lord's right, which he does by virtue of the 
patent, of date SOth of April, 1667, to him granted by the governor, 
Richard Nicolls, and acknowledging, that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore full power to the 
aforesaid Claes Janse Stavast, his heirs and successors, or those who 
hereafter may acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his patrimonial estate and 
effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it 
from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and further, never 
more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th July, 1676. 

Stoffel Janse Abeel. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Richard Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in presence of 
the honorable Adriaen Gerritse, and Mr. Richard Pretty, commissaries, 
etc.. Captain Hans Hendrickse, and Johannes Wendell, who declared 
that they do, in true rights, free ownership, grant, convey and transfer to 
and for the behoof of Hendrick Jillise Meyer,i in their grantor's, two- 
third's part of a house and lot, standing and lying in New York in the 
Pearl street, their inheritance as lawful heirs of Gillis Pieterse,^ 
deceased, whereof the other third part belongs to Hendrick Gillise as his 
inheritance of the third part, all the effects of Gillis Pieterse, deceased, 
according to the will. The house is bounded to the south, by the fort 
in Pearl street; to the east, by Gillis Pieterse; to the west, by Jan 



' In 1703, cordwainer of New YoA.— Miglish Manuscripts. 

' In 1657 and 1665, he owned lotg In BeYeiv/ycTi.— Secords, p. 59, 184, 195. 



Albany Ckmnty Recm-ds. 131 

Scepmoesj and is in breadth, in front on the street, on the north side, 
two rods five feet; in the rear, on the south side, two rods four feet and 
five inches ; in length, on the west side, next Jan Janse Scepmoes, eight 
rods eight feet and four inches; and on the east side, next Gillis Pieterse, 
eight rods eight feet and six inches, amounting altogether to twenty-one 
rods nine feet three inches, and three barleycorns ; and that free and 
unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, only 
excepting the lord's right, which they do by virtue of the patent, of date 
the tenth of June, 1667, granted to Gillis Pieterse, by the governor, 
Richard Nicolls, which patent is left with them, as being participants in 
the hereditary goods of Gillis Pieterse, and they, the grantors, acknow- 
ledge, that they are fully paid and satisfied, the first penny with the last, 
for their two-thirds, which they claim in the aforesaid house, giving 
therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforenamed 
Henderick Gillise Myer, his heirs and successors, or those who may 
hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and to dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his patrimonial estate 
and effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free 
it from all trouble, claims and charges as is right, and further, never 
more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of July, 1676. 

Hans Heindrickse.i 
Johannes Wendel.^ 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Richard Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

The Messieurs commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswycfc and 
Schanhechtady, declare by these presents, that they do, in true rights, 
free ownership, grant, convey and transfer, to and for the behoof of the 
diaconate here in Albany, in a certain lot, standing and lying in Albany, 
hard by the plain within the town's fence, on the corner of the Plain 
street, bounded on the south side by the town's fence [stockadoes] ; on 
the north side, by Mr. Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst; on the east and west 
the highway ; length, south and north [sides], ten rods ; breadth in front 
on the street, two rods; and in the rear, one rod; and that free and unen- 
cumbered, without their honors having the least claim any more upon the 
same, having granted it to them in recompense or requital for their house 
and lot, which they had upon the hill without the gate-^ by Rooseboom's, 
giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid 

1 Captain Hans HendrUcse'a house stood on the east side of Broadway, next north of 
Bleecker Hall. By his wife, Eva JiUise Myer, he had four children: Hendrik, Margareta, 
Johannes, and Elsje, who were living, and mentioned in his will, made in 1694. His 
descendants have assumed the surname of Hansen. 

2 Captain Johannes Wendel was a son of Evert Janse Wendel, the first settler. He was a 
merchant ; in 1684, a magistrate ; in 1685, commissioned captain ; and in 1690, commissioner 
to treat with the Five Nations, and superintend the affairs for the defense of Alhany. By his 
first wife, Maritie Jillise Myer, he had two children ; by his second, Elizabeth Staats, ten 
children. His house stood on the south side of State street, west of Pearl. His will was 
proved 9 Feb., 1691-3, his wife Elizabeth executrix, 

3 This gate was near the junction of North Pearl and Steuben streets. 



132 Albany County Records. 

diaeonate or to those who may hereafter acquire title from them, to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid lot, as they deal with and dispose of 
their other estate, granting herewith consent to solicit of the governor 
general a patent for the same. 

Thus done in Albany, on the 5th of August, 1676. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Richard Pretty. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in the pre- 
sence of the honorable commissaries, etc.. Monsieur Adriaen G-erritse, 
and Mr. Richard Pretty; the diaeonate of the town of Albany, who 
declared that they had in true rights, free ownership, granted and con- 
veyed, as by these presents they do grant and convey, in real and actual 
possession, to and for the behoof of Mr. Cornells Van Dyck, chirurgeon, 
in a certain piece of hop land, lying down in the Third kil [Fox creek], 
bounded eastwardly by Ryer Elbertse, westwardly by the kil, south and 
north the hill, and is in length, on the south side, thirty-one rods; on the 
north side, thirty rods; breadth on the west side, fifteen rods; on the 
east side, twenty-three rods; and that free and unencumbered, with no 
claim standing or issuing against the same, only excepting the lord's 
right, which they do by virtue of a conveyance to them, given by Andries 
De Vos, of date the first of April, 1675, according to patent thereof, 
granted to said De Vos by Governor Richard Nicols, of date the 10th 
of September, 1667, and these grantors acknowledge, that they are fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore 
to the aforesaid 0. Van Dyck, his heirs and successor, or those who here- 
after may acquire right and title from him, full power to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid lot, as he might do with his patrimonial estate and 
effects; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it 
from all trouble, claims and charges as is right, and further, never more 
to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany the 10th of August, 1676. 

Davidt Schuyler. 
A. Teller. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Richard Pretty. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Gerritse and Mr. Rich- 
ard Pretty, the diaeonate of this town, who declare that they do in true 
rights, free ownership, grant and convey to and for the behoof of Mr. 
Gabriel Thomase [Stridles] in a certain lot, situate and lying in Albany 
hard by the plain within the town's fence, on the corner of the Plain street, 
bounded on the south side by the town's fence, on the north side by Mr. 
Gerrit Van Sliohtenhorst, on the west and east sides by the highway • 
length south and north ten rods, breadth in front on the street two rods' 
and on the rear one rod, which these grantors do by virtue of a convey- 
ance to them given by the honorable commissaries, of date the fifth of 



Mhany Oounty Records. 133 

August, to which reference is made, granting them likewise consent to 
solicit of the right honorable the governor general a patent, giving there- 
fore to the aforenamed Gabriel Thomase, his heirs and successors, or those 
who may hereafter acquire title from him, full power to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid lot, as he might do with his patrimonial estate and 
effects. 

Thus done in Albany the 10th of August, 1676. 

Davidt Schuyler. 
A. Teller. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Richard Pretty. 
In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable commissaries, etc., Mr. Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp] and 
Mr. Richard Pretty, Harmen Janse [Van Salsbergen], who acknowledged 
that he is well and truly indebted to the widow and children of the late 
Pieter Van Ale in the sum of two hundred and one guilders in beavers, 
at 8 guilders the merchantable beaver, growing out of the purchase of a 
certain bouwery bought of said Van Ale, which aforesaid two hundred 
and one guilders in beavers, this mortgagor promises to pay to the widow 
and children before the 13th of October next coming, pledging specially 
his, the mortgagor's, bouwery lying in the land of Kinderhook before this 
belonging to Pieter Van Ale, deceased, together with his house and lot 
standing and lying in Albany, at present inhabited by him, to the south 
of Paulus Martense [Van Benthuysen] and to the north of Pieter Loock- 
erman's, and generally his person and estate, real and personal, present 
and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the force of all 
the duke's (heeren) laws and judges, to promote the payment thereof if 
need be, without cost or loss. 

Done in Albany on this 13th day of August, 1676. 

Harmen Janse. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Richard Pretty. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, the widow of Thomas Paulussen [Powell] on 
the one side and Paulus Martense on the other side, who declared that 
they in amity and friendship had agreed and covenanted with each other 
respecting the purchase of a house and lot, standing and lying here in 
Albany next to Dominie Gideon Sehaets, bounded on the south and west 
by the streets, on the north by the house of [De] Lavall ; length to the 
north ten rods, in front on the street the breadth is two rods and ten feet, 
on the south the length is ten rods eight feet and a half, on the west 
along the fence of Mr. [De] Lavall's house, the breadth is five rods and 
three feet, which aforesaid lot is a part of a patent which the seller 
promises to deliver free and unencumbered, excepting only the lord's right ; 
the delivery of the aforesaid house and lot stands at the option and choice 
of the seller, to be done between this and May next coming, provided that 



134 Albany Cminty Records. 

the payment of the first installment shall be made in beavers, the half of 
sixty-four merchantable [beavers] whole and good, at 8 guilders a piece 
stretched ; the other half being thirty-two beavers, he, the buyer, to be 
holden to pay in the space of one year from this date, when a proper con- 
veyance shall be delivered to him ; for the performance of the above 
mentioned .conditions, the contracting parties mutually pledge their re- 
spective persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, sub- 
mitting the same to the force of all the duke's (heeren) laws and judges. 
Thus done in Albany the 24th of August 1676, in presence of Ludovi- 
cus Cobes and Corn : Corn : Vielen as witnesses hereto called. 

This is the mark of X3 ^^^ widow of Thom. Powells. 

POULUS, (?) 

Testes. 

Ludovicus Gobes, not. pub. 
Gor. Cor. Viele. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before, me Ko. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the Honorable Mr. Eichard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Stoffel Janse Abeel, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Johannes 
Wendell, in his house and lot standing and lying in Albany on the hill with 
all that is thereon fast by earth and nailed, bounded on the east by Jacob 
Sanderse [&len], on the south by the Lutheran graveyard,! the west by 
the aforenamed Johannes Wendell, and on the north by the [State] street; 
breadth in front on the street fifteen feet Khynland measure, front and 
rear of the same breadth, just as it stands drip free, which he, the grantor 
does, by virtue of a patent granted him by the governor general, Richard 
Nicolls, of date the 12th of August, 1668, to which reference is made, 
with no claim standing or issuing against the same, save the lord's right, 
without the grantors having the least claim any more upon it, acknow- 
ledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, giving therefore full 
power to the aforesaid Johannes Wendell, his heirs and successors, or those 
who may hereafter acquire right and title from him to do with and 
dispose of said house and lot, as he might do with his other patrimonial 
estate and efi'eets ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and 
to free it from all trouble, claims and charges which hereafter may arise, 
and never more to do or permit anything to be done against the same, with 
or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of August, 1676. 

Stoffel Janse Abeel. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



1 The Lutheran church lot and graveyard included the proaent Centre Market lot and lay in the 
rear of the State street lote, extending from South Pearl street nearly or quite to the present 
Lodge street. 



Albany Cownty Records. 135 

Appeared before me Eo. Livingston, seor., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller 
etc., Willem [Frederickse] Bout, who declared that he had in true rights, 
free ownership, granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant 
and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Wil- 
liam Nottingham, in his house and lot standing and lying in Albany, on 
the hill, with all that is thereon fast by earth or nailed ; bounHed east by 
the street, west by the aforenamed Willem Bout, south also by the street, 
and north by Claes Van Rotterdam, being in breadth in front and rear, 
thirty-two feet nine inches, Rynland measure ; length on the south and 
north sides, thirty-six feet ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of 
patent to him granted by the governor general, Nicolls, of date the 6th 
of September, 1667, whereto reference is made, with no claims standing 
or issuing against the same, excepting the lord's right, without the grant- 
or's having the least claim any more against the same, acknowledging 
that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, and giving full power to the 
aforesaid W'" Nottingham, his heirs and successors, or those who may 
hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his other patrimonial estate 
and effects ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and to free 
it from all trouble, claims and charges, which may hereafter arise, and 
never more to do or suffer anything to be done, either with or without 
law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of August, 1675. 



This is the mark J ~ of Willem Bout, 
with his own hand set. 



4. 



Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, secretary, etc., and in presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries 
Teller, etc., Claes Jacobse, alias Rotterdam,! ^ho declared that he had 
sold, granted and conveyed, as he by these presents does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of George 
Heathcote,2 a lot, lying in Albany, on the hill, bounded north by Harmen 
Bastiaensen [Visscher], south by Claas Jacobse [the grantor], west by 
Harmen Bastiaensen, and east by the street [North Pearl], 3 and is in 
length, seventy-six wood feet; and in breadth, front and rear, twenty-two 

1 Or, simply, Claes Van Eotterdam. 

2 George Heathcote was master of the Good Hope, in 1675. He was complained of the 
following year of having uttered seditious words against the government and fined £20 and 
costs. Coming to Albany for the purpose of trade, he became involved in litigation, and 
his goods were taken from him. El 1683, he was again arraigned before the court in New 
TorK In 1684, he sold his house and lot in Albany, to Robert Sanders.— English Manuscripts. 

He was the first of the name that came to New York ; was interested in trade in Jamaica, and 
arrived in New York about 1675 ; carried on trade on a large scale ; removed to Bucks county. 
Pa., where he died 1710, leaving the bulk of his property to his kinsman, Caleb Heathcote.— 
vdimtitie's Manual, 1853, p. 403, ,„.,.,,, j *v» 

3 Harmen Bastiaense Visscher's lot was on the west side of North Pearl, next the 



136 Albany County Records. 

wood feet, also an alley of five feet breadth, besides the twenty-two feet 
which shall be used in common ; being a part of the lot No. b, which the 
grantor [conveys] by virtue of a patent granted him by the governor 
general, Richard Nicolls, of date the 6 September, 1667, to which refer- 
ence is made: and that free and unencumbered, with no claim, standing 
or issuing against the same, excepting the lord's right, without the grant- 
or's having the least claim any more upon it, acknowledging that he is 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore plenara actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid George 
Heatheote, his heirs and successors, or those, who may hereafter acquire 
rio-ht and title from him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot, as 
he'' might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising the 
same to defend against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
or charges, which may hereafter arise, and never more to do or suffer 
anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 
Done in Albany the 26th of August, 1676. 

Claes Jaoobse. 

Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Andries Teller, etc., 
Harme Bastiaensen [Visscher] who declared that he had sold, granted 
and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession to and for the behoof of George Heatheote his house and 
lot lying in Albany on the hill, bounded on the north by Teunis Slinger- 
land, on the west by the street [Chapel], on the east by Harmen Bastiaense 
and Claes [Jacobse Van] Rotterdam, and to the south by Samuel HoU- 
man; breadth in front on the street [Chapel] twenty-three feet three 
inches, Eynland measure, and in the rear of the like breadth, in length 
fifty-two feet and eight inches, also Rynland measure, i and that free and 
unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, ex- 
cepting the lord's right, the grantor herewith making over all the right 
and title which he has therein, without making the least claim on the 
same any more, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, giving therefore ^Zenom actionem cessam,, and 
full power to the aforesaid George Heatheote, his heirs and successors, or 
those who may hereafter acquire right and title from him to do with or 
to dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his other 
patrimonial estate and effects; promising the same to defend against all 
persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges, which hereafter 
may arise, and never more to do or suffer anything to be done against 



stockadoes, which at this time passed np the Mil, on the north side of Steuben street. The 
lot liere sold to Heatheote was therefore the second lot south of Steuheu street. He held it 
for the purposes of occasional trade prohahly, till 1684, when he sold it to Robert Sanders. 
He seems to have been a merchant and consignee for English houses, in New York. 

1 This lot purchased of Harmen Bastianse Visscher, added to the lot purchased of Claas Jacobse 
Van Rotterdam as shown by the last conveyance (Records p. 319), gave Heatheote a lot of 22 feet 
breadth, extending through the block from Pearl to Chapel street. 



Albany County Records. 137 

the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under ob- 
ligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of August, 1676. 

Hab-men Bastiaens. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Eo. Livingston, Seor. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Claas Jacobse, alias Rotterdam, who declared that he had granted 
and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to and for the behoof of William Nottingham, his lot, 
lying in Albany, on the hill, bounded westerly by Jan Vinhagen, easterly 
by Claas Jacobse aforesaid, southerly by Jan Vinhagen, and Willem Bout, 
and northerly by Claas Jacobse aforesaid ; in breadth on the east, fifteen 
feet, Rynland measure, westerly of the same breadth, length east and 
west three rods and a half, which the grantor conveys by virtue of a 
patent, granted him by Governor General Richard Nicolls, being lot 
Number 6, of date the 6th of September, 1667, to which reference is 
made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing 
against the same, excepting the lord's right, without the grantor's making 
the least claim any more against the same, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore 
plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforementioned William 
Nottingham, his heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may 
acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of said lot as he 
might do with his other patrimonial estate and efiects ; promising to 
defend the same from all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
or charges, which may hereafter arise, and never more to do or suJBFer 
anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according 
to law. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of August, 1676. 

Claes Jacobse. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, etc., 
the honorable William Nottingham, who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of 
Robert Story, in his two houses and two lots, with all that is therein fast by 
earth and nailed, standing and lying in Albany, on the hill, bounded as 
follows : First. — His two houses and lots, bounded southerly and east- 
erly by the street, westerly by Willem Bout, and northerly by Claas 
[Jacobse] Van Rotterdam; in breadth, front and rear, thirty-two feet 
nine inches, Rynland measure; and in length on south and north [sides], 
18 



138 Albany County Records. 

thirty-six feet ; being part of tlie lot No. 5 ; whieli he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of a conveyance, given to him by Willem [Prederickse] Bout, 
of date the 26th of August, 1676, to which reference is hereby made.i 
Likewise a lot, lying also on the hill, bounded westerly by Jan Vinhagen, 
easterly and northerly by Claas Jacobse, alias Rotterdam, and southerly 
by Jan Vinhagen, and Willem Bout; in breadth, east and west, fifteen 
feet, Eynland measure;. and in length, three rods and a half,'-^ which he, 
this grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance, received by him from Claas 
Eotterdam, of date the 26th of August, 1676, whereto reference is herein 
made ; with no claims standing or issuing against the same, excepting the 
lord's right, and without the grantor's having the least claim any more 
against them, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
and giving therefore full power to the aforementioned Eobert Story, Ms 
heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may acquire right and title 
from him, to do with and to dispose of the aforesaid two houses and two 
lots, as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promis- 
ing the same to defend against all persons, and to free the same from all 
trouble, claims or charges, which may hereafter arise, and never more to 
do or permit anything to be done, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 
Done in Albany, the 28th of August, 1676. 

William Nottingham. 



Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 



Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Andries Teller, and Mr. Dirk'Wesselse [Ten 
Broek], etc., the honorable Eo. Story, who acknowledges that he is well 
and truly indebted and in arrears to the heirs of Captain Thomas Willet, 
deceased, in the sum of three hundred and fifty seven guilders [1142.80], 
to be paid in good whole merchantable beavers, at eight guilders a piece, 
or in good winter wheat, at beavers price, and he promises to pay the 
aforesaid sum to the said heirs, the administrators of the same or to their 
attorney on the first demand which they shall make upon him; this 
mortgagor pledging therefor his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, submitting the same to the force of all the duke's 
(Jieeren) laws and judges, to the promoting of the payment thereof if need 
be, without cost or loss. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of August, 1676. 

Robert Story. 
A. Teller. 
Dirch Wesselse. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



1 These two lots were on the north corner of North Pearl street and Maiden lane. 

2 This third lot 15 by 42 feet, lay on the northwest corner of the other two lots, and in 
the intenor of the block. Ingress was probably had to it by means of a narrow alley not 
mentioned in the description. 



Albany County Records. 139 

Appeared before me Eo. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, Mr. Kichard Pretty, attorney of the heirs of 
Captain Thomas Willet, deceased, who declared that he is fully paid and 
satisfied by William Nottingham, for a certain mortgage, which the 
aforesaid heirs hold against William Nottingham's two houses, in the sum 
of 357 guilders, beavers, of date the 16th of October, 1674, herewith 
annulling the force and effect of said mortgage, and witnessing the same 
with hand and seal, in the presence of Abraham De Peyster, and Charles 
Eccles, as witnesses hereto invited. 

In Albany, this 26th of August, 1676. 

Richard Pretty. 
Charles Eccles. 
Ah">- De Peyster.^ 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., and in the presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Dirck Wesselse [Ten 
Broeck], etc., WilUam Nottingham, who acknowledged that he is well 
and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr. Andries Teller, in the quantity 
of eight good and merchantable beavers, which aforesaid eight beavers 
William Nottingham promises to pay to Mr. Teller, or order, on demand, 
pledging therefor his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, and submitting the same to the force of all the 
duke's (heeren) laws and judges, to promote the payment thereof if need 
be, without cost or loss. 

Done in Albany, the 28th of August, 1676. 

William Nottingham. 
Richard Pretty. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witness, Mr. Andries Teller, who declared himself to be 
paid and satisfied by Mr. William Nottingham, for a mortgage, which he 
held against William Nottingham's two houses, of date the 15th of 
October, 1674, discharging herewith the aforesaid mortgage, annulling 
the force and effect of the same, and witnessing the same with his own 
hand and seal, in presence of Michael Siston, and Jonathan Walker, as 
witnesses thereto invited. 

In Albany, this 26th of August, 1676. 

A. Teller. 
Testes : 
Mich. Siston. 
Jonathan Walker. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

1 Abraham De Peyster was a merchant of New York. For an account of this family, see 
Valentine's Manual, 1852, 1863. 



14:0 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Ko. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Kichard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller etc., 
the honorable Mr. Robert Story, who acknowledged that he is well and 
truly indebted, and in arrears to Annetie Lievens, widow ot troose 
Gerritse Van Schaick, deceased, in the sum of two hundred and ninety- 
six guilders, in beavers, which aforesaid sum he promises topay in good 
merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, or in goods, at 
market price, for the performance of which the said Eobert Story pledges 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing 
excepted, and submitting the same to the force of all the duke s laws and 
judges, for the promotion of the payment of the same, if need be, without 
cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of August, 1676. 

ROBEET StOET. 

Hichard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Annetie Levens, widow of Goose Gerritse 
[Van Schaick], deceased, who declared that she is fully paid and satisfied 
by William Nottingham, in respect to the mortgage, which she held 
against the aforesaid Nottingham's house, of date the first of October, 
1674, witnessing the same with her own hand and seal on this 26th of 
August, 1676. 



By order of my mother. 

Testes : 

M. Gregier, Junior.^ 

Rohertt Story. 
Acknowledged before me. 



Sybrant GoosENSi [Van Schaick]. 



Ro. Livingston. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence [of] the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Andries Teller, etc., the 
honorable Robert Story, who acknowledged that he is well and truly 
indebted, and in arrears to Mr. William Nottingham, in the sum of fifty- 
one good merchantable beavers, and four guilders and eleven stuivers, in 
beavers, to be paid in good merchantable duffels, 3 at four ells the beaver, 
or in other marohandise at market prices, and promises to pay the afore- 
said sum to the said W™ Nottingham, his heirs or successors, on the first 

1 Sybrant Goosense Van Schaick was son of Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick. By his wife, 
Elizabeth Vander Poel^ he had three sons and one daughter, who were living in 1686, 
when his widow contracted a second marriage with Bennony Van Curler. 

2 Marten Cregier, Jr., was son ot Captain Martynus Cregier, the skilful military leader 
of the New York militia. He married in 1671, Jannetie Hendrikse Van Doesbargh, and 
had seven children, of whom two were sons, Marten, and Samuel. The Cregiers settled 
early in Niskayuna, where Captain Cregier owned a tract of land, a portion of which is 
still held by his descendants. 

8 A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze ; baize 1 



Albany Gawaty Recm-ds. 141 

demand, which he shall make upon him, this mortgagor, pledging therefor 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and submitting 
the same to the force of all the duke's Qieeren) laws, to promote the 
payment thereof, if need be, without loss and cost. 
Done in Albany, the 28th of August, 1676. 

EOBERTT StOBY. 

Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seor., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., the honorable Ro. Story, who acknowledged that he is well and truly 
indebted, and in arrears, to Mr. Samuel Holman, in the sum of thirty 
pounds sterling, to be paid in installments to wit, ten pounds to be paid 
in Boston money, or good merchantable beavers, at twelve shillings a 
piece, or nine shillings a pound, and that in New York, on the first 
demand which he shall make upon him, the mortgagor, and the other 
twenty pounds to be paid before the first of May, next coming, in the 
before mentioned currency, that is Boston money, or merchantable 
beavers, at 12 shillings a piece, or 9 shillings a pound, English weight, 
pledging therefor his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, and submitting the same to the force of all the duke's Qieeren) 
laws and judges for the promotion of the payment thereof, without cost 
and loss. 

Done in Albany, the 29th of August, 1676. 

Robert Story. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seor. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, etc., 
Mr. Samuel Holman, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Mr. Robert 
Story, his house and lot,i standing and lying in Albany, on the hill, with 
all that therein is fast by earth and nailed, bounded easterly by Claas 
[Jacobse] Van Rotterdam, on the south side by Grerrit Lansing, on the 
north and west sides the public street; in breadth, in front upon the 
street [Chapel], five and twenty feet ; and in the rear, on Grerrit Lansing's 
house, stretching from the upper corner to the bottom, in a straight line 
along said Lansing's house, drip free, and is in breadth in the rear 
fourteen feet, less two inches ; and in length, on the south side, four rods 

1 This lot lay on the east side of Bergh street, afterwards called Barrack and now Chapel 
street commencing hetween 60 and 70 fSet, northerly from Maiden lane. There is now no 
street on the north side of this lot, and it was then probably only the 5 foot alley between 
Van Rotterdam's and Heathcote's lots, carried through from North Pearl to Chapel streets, 
but now abandoned as an alley. 



142 Albany County Records. 

and six feet and three inclies ; all as it lies inclosed at present within its 
fence, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance, given to 
him by Nehemiah Pearse, of date the 5th of July, 1676, to which 
reference is made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim stand- 
ing or issuing against the same, excepting the lord's right, without the 
grantor's making the least claim any more upon it, acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore full power to the aforesaid Ko. Story, his heirs and successors, 
or those who may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with 
and dispose of said house and lot, as he might do with his other patri- 
monial estate and efi'ects ; promising the same to defend from all persons, 
and to free the same from all trouble, claims or charges, which may 
hereafter arise, and never more to do or permit anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, on the 29th of August, 1676. 

„ . , , _ Samuell Holman. 

Hichara rretty. 

A. TdUr. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr. Eichard Pretty 
and Mr. Andries Teller, Geertruyt Barents, wife of Jacob Heven [or 
Hevick], who declared that she had in true rights, free ownership, 
granted and conveyed, as she by these presents does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Jacobus Gerritse 
Brower, in her house and lot, standing and lying in Albany, with all that is 
thereon, fast by earth and nailed, bounded southerly by Harmen Schoen- 
maker, northerly by Arnout Cornelise Viele, easterly by the public highway, 
being in length ten rods, in breadth two rods, all as it at present lies in 
fence ; which this grantor does, by virtue of a patent granted her by the 
right honorable the governor general, Richard Nicolls, of date the 30th 
of April, 1667, to which reference is made, and that free and unencum- 
bered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, excepting the 
lord's right, without the grantor's making the least claim upon the same 
any more, acknowledging that she is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, and giving therefore full power to the aforesaid 
Jacobus G-erritse, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of said house and 
lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects; promising 
the same to defend against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, 
claims or charges which may hereafter arise, and never more to do nor 
suffer anything to be done, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, on the 17th of September, 1676. 

This is the mark l\ of Geertruyt Barendts, with her own hand set. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston; Seer. 



Albany County Records. 143 

Appeared before me Ko. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and 3Ir. Andries Teller, 
etc., Capt. Jan Clute, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, by these presents, in real 
and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Ludovicus Cobes, in his 
house and lot, standing and lying in Albany, next the corner house of 
Jan Tomase [^Mingael], in the Yonker [now State] street, in length, 
breadth, and boundaries, in accordance with the patent granted by the 
right honorable governor general, Eichard Nicolls, of date the first of 
April, 1667, to which reference is herein made, and that free, etc. 

[This paper was not executed]. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston,-secr., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Eichard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Mr. Grerrit Swart, citizen here, who acknowledged that he is well 
and truly indebted to Mr. Frederick Fillipse, merchant, dwelling in New 
York, in a certain sum of money arising and growing out of a claim of 
the estate of one Harmen Janse Bos, by him [Fillipse], as trustee, ad- 
ministered upon and disposed of according to his pleasure; for the 
payment of the aforesaid sum the mortgagor pledges especially, a certain 
parcel of land in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, bounded easterly by the 
river, southerly by Barent Pieterse [Coeymans]," westerly the common 
mill road, northerly by Jacob Heven ; breadth eighty feet, and length 
from the mill road to the river ; and generally his person and estate, in 
possession and to be acquired, nothing excepted, submitting the same to 
the force of all the duke's \heeren] laws and judges, to promote the pay- 
ment thereof, if need be, without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, the 20th of Sept., 1676. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., the honorable Mr. Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, who declared that he 
had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, by 
these presents, to and for the behoof of Claes Ripse Van Dam,^ in a 
certain lot lying in Albany, on the hill ; bounded westerly by the public 
highway, commonly called Bergh street,^ northerly by Ro. Sanders, south 
and east by the aforenamed Mr. Slichtenhorst; in breadth in front on 
the street twenty-seven wood feet, and in the rear of the same width, and 
in length on the north side fifty-seven feet and two inches, and on the 
south side fifty- six feet and three inches, which the grantor does by virtue 
of a patent granted him by the right honorable the governor general, 
Richard Nicolls, of the whole lot of which this is a part, dated the 27th 
of April, 1667, to which reference is made, and that free and unencum- 

1 Barent Pieterse Coeymans, the miller, came ont in 1636. with his foox brothers, from 
Utrecht. (?) After leasing the patroon's mill for many years, he bought a tract of land south 
of Rensselaerswyck, now called Coeymans, on which he settled.— 0' CmagJian's IRstory of New 
Netfierland, i, 436. 

2 Eldest son of Eip Van Dam, merchant of New York. 

3 Berg, usually pronounced Barrack, now Chapel street. 



144 Albany County Records. 

bered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, excepting the 
lord's right, and without the grantor's making the least claim any more 
upon said lot, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
by the hands of the said Claes Ripse Van Dam, the first penny with the 
last, giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his other patrimonial 
estate and efi'ects ; promising never more to do nor suffer anything to be 
done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner what- 
soever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 22d Sept., 1676. 

G-ERRiT Van Slichtenhorst. 

Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., in the presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, etc., 
Lieut. Jan Janse Bleeoker and Jacob Sanderse Glen, attorneys for Mr. 
Jan Hendrickse Van Baell, who declared that they had in true rights, 
free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, by these presents, to 
and for the behoof of G-errit Hardenberg,i in a certain house and lot 
standing and lying in Albany, on the hill, with all that is therein fast by 
earth and nailed ; bounded westerly by Jacob Schermerhorn, south by the 
street, east by Mr. Abraham Van Tricht,^ and northerly by Capt. John 
Backers ; in breadth in front on the street two rods two feet and seven 
inches, and in rear two rods two and a half inches, in length on west side 
four rods and nine feet, and on the east side five rods four feet and nine 
inches ; which the grantor conveys by virtue of a patent to Van Bael, 
granted by the right honorable governor general, Francis Lovelace, of 
date the 13th of August, 1669, to which reference is here made, and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against it, 
excepting the lord's right, without the grantor's making the least claim 
any more upon the same, and acknowledging that he is fully paid and 
satisfied therefor by the hands of the aforesaid Hardenbergh, the first 
penny with the last, and giving him therefore plenam actionem cessam,, 
and full power to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he 
might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising never 
more to do nor permit anything to be done against the same, with or 
wjthout law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 22d of September, 1676. 

Jan Janse Bleecker. 
Richard Pretty. Jacob Sanderse Glen. 

A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

1 Gerrit Hardenbergh was in Albany as early as 1667, and in 1690 lie owned the sloop Royal, 
Albany. He and his wife, Jaepe Schepmoes, made a joint will in 1678. A daughter, Barendine, 
was baptized in 1683. 

= Abraham Van Tricht, married Lysbeth Teller, daughter of William Teller ; before 1693 she 
was a widow, and married Melgerts Wynantsa Van Der Poel. Van Tricht had two daughters 
and perhaps other children. 



Albany County Records. 145 

Appeared before me Eo. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Lieut. Jan Janse Bleecker, attorney for Johannes Witthardt,i who 
declared that he had granted, conveyed and transferred, by virtue of a 
power of attorney from Symon Symonse Grroot, of date the 80th of Sept., 
1662, (?) a certain house and lot, standing and lying without the town of 
Albany, to and for the behoof of Wouter Pieterse Quaekeboss ;'^ bounded 
south by Jan Bricker, north by Barent Albertse Bradt,^ ^ast and west by 
the common highway ; length seven and a half rods, and breadth four 
rods;^ which the grantor conveys by virtue of a patent received by him 
from Symon Symonse Grroot, granted to said Groot by the right honorable 
governor general, Richard Nicolls, of the date 2d of May, 1667, to which 
reference is here made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim 
standing or issuing against it, excepting the lord's right, and without the 
grantor's making the least claim any more upon the same, and acknow- 
ledging that he has been fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, giving, therefore plenam actionem, cessam, and full power 
to him to do with and to dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he 
might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising never 
more to do nor to permit anything to be done against the same, either 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation 5s pro- 
vided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 22d of September, 1676. 

Jan Janse Bleecker. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

On this 9th day of October, 1676, appeared before me Rob. Livingston 
seer., etc., and in presence of the afternamed witnesses, Capt. John 
Backer and Mr. William Parker, who declared that in amity and friend- 
ship they had covenanted and agreed with each other in manner following : 
in regard to a certain process which the aforesaid Wm. Parker has insti- 
tuted against the aforesaid Backer before the court here, in relation to a 
claim for fourteen pounds sterling, for which Mr. Parker stood surety for 
Capt. Backer to Mr. Ponchones, for the purchase of two oxen, etc. ; the 
parties are agreed as follows, to wit, that Capt. Backer must pay for said 
claim twelve pounds sterling, to said Parker, with all the expenses 
incurred thereon, and give him in payment two obligations, to wit, one 
against Jan Janse Flodder,s of date the 5th of this month [October], for 



1 Johannes Wlthart was a trader in New Amsterdam as early as 1654 ; four years after he was 
engaged in trade in Beverwyck, and remained there several years. 

2 Wonter P. Qaackenboss married first Neel^e Gybertse, and second, Cornelia Bogart, in 
1696 He had eight children, of whom two were sons, Pieter and Johannes. His second wife 
was hurled 21 Nov., 1736. 

3 In 1700 Barent Albertse Bradt lived without the north gate, near the junction of Steuben 
street and' Broadway, jnst west of the Main Guard. He had frequent warnings from the 
common council not to fence in certain grounds there belonging to the city. 

4 This lot was probably without the north gate, just north of Steuben street, extending from 
Broadway to James street. 

6 Jan Janse Flodder, carpenter, came to Beverwyck in 1642. The name is sometimes changed 
to Giardenier. 

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146 Albany County Records. 

the sum of 500 boards (plancken), tlie half falling due the coming 
summer, and the other 250 the summer following; and an obligation of 
Evert Wendell, for the sum of eighty-eight guilders in beavers, falling 
due next summer, in the business season Qiandel tydt), together with five 
beavers to be received from Jan Nack,i on the first of May next coming, 
for the rent of a house ; with which securities Wm. Parker is very well 
content ; and which aforesaid obligations, I, the aforesaid Jan Backer, 
deliver to Wm. Parker, with all the right and title which I therein have, 
and full power the same to collect (innen), and recover the payment of 
the aforesaid 12 pounds, with the expense ; and whatever proceeds of 
both obligations the aforesaid Parker shall receive, together with the five 
beavers, he shall be holden to account [?] to said Backer for what it shall 
amount to over and above the twelve pounds and costs. But in case he 
does not withal receive the proceeds of the obligation, then Capt. Backer 
binds him, Parker, to pay the aforesaid sum, with costs, out of the first 
moneys he shall receive for the sale of his house standing here in Albany. 
For the performance of which above written conditions, the contracting 
parties mutually bind their respective persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future, nothing excepted, placing the same in subjection 
to all the duke's [heeren] laws and judges. 

Dorfe in Albany, of date ut supra, in presence of W" Loveridge, Jr., 
and Anthony Van Schaick, as witnesses. 

John Baker. 
W'. Parker. 
William Loveridge. 
Antony Goosen \_Van SchaicJc]- 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, William Parker, who acknowledged that he had 
received from Capt. John Backer, two obligations, and an assignment, for 
the payment and security of the sum of twelve pounds, which he, Backer, 
must pay to said Parker, with costs, and Parker promises to pay the sur- 
plus of the obligations, so soon as he shall receive the proceeds of said 
obligations ; the one being against Jacob Janse Plodder, of the 3d of 
October, 1676, for the sum of five hundred boards, falling due one-half 
next summer, and the other half the summer after; the other obligation 
being against Evert Wendell, of date the second of October, 1676, for the 
sum of eighty-eight guilders in beavers, together with an assignment of 
five beavers, which he. Backer, holds against Jan Nak, all which above 
mentioned obligations and assignment, he acknowledges that he has 
received from the hands of the aforementioned Backer, and will account 
to said Backer for the surplus over and above twelve pounds and costs, 
if he shall receive it. 



1 Jan NacTi: came from UtreoM, was trader and gun-stocker, and married Catharina Roomers 
In New Amsterdam, 28 Oct., 1663 (Valentine's .Jfanwcsi, 1861), andliadone son. Matthys, wlio also 
settled in Albany. He died 12 Dec, 1708. 

= Antony Goosen Van Schaiclt was son of Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick. He married Maria 
Van der Poel, daueliter of Anthony Cornelise Van der Poel, and had eight children, ot whom 
Ave were sons. He was bnried Feb. 4, 1737. 



Albany County Records. 147 

Done in Albany, in presence of Laurence Van Ale, and Wynant Van- 
der Poele, as witnesses hereto invited, on this the 9th day of October 
1676. 

William Parker. 
Lourens Van Alen. 
Wynant Gerreyts Van der Poell. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Andries Teller, etc., Mr. 
Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted and conveyed, as he does grant and convey by these 
presents, in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof of Mr. Cor- 
nells Van Dyck, to his house and lot, standing and lying in Albany, on 
Yonker [State] street, with all that is therein fast by earth and nailed, 
bounded westerly by Harme Rutgers, easterly by the new house of Mr. 
Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, aforenamed, south by the [Rutten] kil, and north 
by the public street [State], of such dimensions, as the aforesaid lot at 
present lies in its fence, and that in length and breadth with all the 
rights, property and ownership, which devolved upon this grantor, although 
he, Van Dyck, since the purchase from the aforesaid Bruyn, has some 
claim upon the carpenter work, which he, the grantor, to said Van Dyck 
also conveys, all as it now stands and lies inclosed in its fence, which the 
grantor does by virtue of the patent granted him by the right honorable 
governor general, Richard Nicolls, of date 14 June, 1667, to which 
reference is here made, and that free and unencumbered with no claim 
standing or issuing against it, excepting the lord's right, and without the 
grantor's making the least claim any more against the same, acknow- 
ledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with 
the last, and giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, full power to the 
aforesaid Mr. Cornells Van Dyck, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his other patrimonial 
estate and efiects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and 
to free it from all trouble, claims or charges, which may hereafter arise, 
and never more to do or sufier anything to be done against the same, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation 
as provided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, on this the 2nd of November, 1676, in America. 

Jan Heinderck Brutns. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Annetie Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse 
Van Schayk, deceased, who acknowledged that she is fully paid and 
satisfied by Robert Story, merchant, and that in respect to an obligation 



148 Albany County Records. 

to said Annetie Lievens, given for tte sum of two hundred and ninety-six 
guilders, in beavers, of date the 26th of August. 1676, and thanking said 
Eo. Story for eood payment; she promises him to free from all claims 
from the hoginning of the world to this date, pledging therefor her person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted. 
Thus done in Albany, in the presence of • 

AXXETGE LlETEKS. 

Appeared before me Rob- Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates. 3Ir. Richard Pretty, and Andries Teller, 
etc., Marten Hoffman, who declared, that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred by these presents, to and 
for the behoof of Cornells Cornelise Tan der Hoeve,' in his house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany, hard by William Loveridge, hatter, 
with all that is thereon fast by earth and nailed; in breadth, in front on 
the street, twenty-four feet ; length, backwards, fifty-five feet; and breadth, 
in the rear, eight feet; all as it lies inclosed in its fence, which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of a conveyance from Jan Conell, given him, of datetheodof 
June, 1672, having been sold to said Conell, at public sale by Jacob 
Joostens [Van Covelens] ;- and that free and unencumbered, with no 
claim standing or issuing against it, excepting the lord's right, and with- 
out the grantor's making the least claimuponit any more; acknowledging 
that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 
giving therefore ^/ennmac?/t>«t';)! ccssam, and full power to the aforenamed 
Cornells Cornelise Van der Hoeve, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects ; promising to defend the same from all persons, and to 
free it from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, and further, 
never more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as 
provided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 30th of December, 1676. 



Marten Hoffman. 



Ricliard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Secry. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr, Richard Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wessells 
[Ten Broeck], etc., Jacob Jansen Gardenier,^ alias Plodder, who ac- 

•■ Comelis Cornelise Van der Hoeve married Metie, dangliter of Marten Beeckman, He had 
three children, baptized in Albany : Marten, Susanna, and Johannes. 

3 See page 100. 

3 Jacob Janse Gardenier came to Beverw.vck in 1638, as servant to Claes Janse Ruyter. — 

0' CaUaghan's HUtory of Xcw Xdherland, i, 43S. His first wife was Josyna ; the second, 

Barentje Straetsmans, widow of Hans Coenraetse Baclier. In 168S she was again a widow, and 
made provision for the partition of her estate into 15 parts, one for each of her livini:; children, 
viz : 10 by her first husband and 5 by the second. Jacob Janse Gardenier left 5 sous, besides 
daughters, who mostly settled in Columbia county. 



Albany County Recwds. 149 

knowledged that he is well and truly indebted, and in arrears, to BIr. 
Andries Teller, in the sum of two hundred and forty-eight guilders and 
two stuivers in beavers, and eighteen guilders and four stuivers in seewant, 
growing out of a matter of money loaned to the aforesaid Jacob Janse to 
his content ; which aforesaid sum of two hundred and forty-eight guilders 
two stuivers in beavers, and eighteen guilders four stuivers in seewant, 
this mortgagor promises to pay to Mi-. Andries Teller, or his order, within 
the time of three months next coming, in good merchantable beavers' 
skins, reckoned at 8 guilders apiece, or other payment to the content of 
the aforenamed Mons. Teller ; pledging therefor specially his negro boy 
named Wynamus, about 9 years old, together with another negro named 
Bock, about twenty-one years old, with this understanding, that if so be 
that he, Mr. Teller, be not paid the above sum within the limited time, 
then shall he [Gardenier] deliver to him the aforesaid negro boy "Wyna- 
mus, hale and sound, for the sum of twenty-eight merchantable beavers, 
and the remainder of the sum he shall pay as herebefore mentioned; and 
further pledging generally his person and estate, personal and real, 
present and future, nothing excepted, and submitting the same to the 
force of all the laws and judges, for the promoting of the payment thereof 
if need be, without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, on the 22d January, 167|-. 



Jacob Jansen Gerdenier. 
Alyeuas Flodder. 



Richard Pretty. 
Dierch Wesselse. 



In my presence. 

Bo. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Dirk Hesseling, who declared that he had in true rights, free owner- 
ship, granted, conveyed and transferred, to and for the behoof of Jacob 
Hevick [or Hevin], in two certain lots of land lying in the colony 
Rensselaerswyck, the one before this belonging to Dirk Van Schelluyne, 
which devolved upon him by commission of the honorable court, by 
virtue of an execution of date the 17th of June, 1670, and the other 
before this belonging to Hendrik Reur, deceased, and by the late 
director, ^Mons. Jeremias Van Rensselaer, sold at public sale, of which the 
grantor remained the highest bidder and buyer, according to the vendue 
book in the custody of the vendue master, Mons. Provoost, of date the 
9th of July, 1670, and that free and unencumbered, excepting the lord's 
right, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, and without 
thl tr'rantor's having the least claim any more upon it, acknowledging that 
he i? fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore plenum, actionem cessam, and full power to the aforenamed 
Jacob Hevick, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the said two 
lots of land as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; pro- 
mising the same to defend against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims or charges wliich are lawful ; and further, never more to 



150 Albany County Records. 

do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without 
law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by 

law. 

DiRCK Hesselingh. 

Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Paulus Martense [Van Benthuysen], wheelwright, who declared that 
he had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred 
to and for the behoof of Harme Gansevoort,i jn his house and lot, 
standing and lying in Albany, in the Cow street,2 where the aforesaid 
Harme at present dwells, being a corner house, and that, as it lies in 
fence ; bounded south by Mr. Samuel Wilson, east by the house of Hubert 
Janse de Vroome, and north and west by the public street,^ which this 
grantor does by virtue of two patents, both from the late Governor Nicolls, 
the one granted to him, the grantor, of date the 7th of May, 1667, and 
the other granted to Arent Janse, of date the 11th of June, 1667, which 
he received from said Arent Janse, and that free and unencumbered, 
excepting the lord's right, with no claim standing or issuing.against the 
same, and without the grantor's making the least claim against it any more, 
acknowledging that he ia fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, and giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full 
power to the aforesaid Harme Gransevoort, his heirs and successors, or 
those, who may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and lot, as he might do with his patrimonial 
estate and effects ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and 
to free it from all trouble, claims or charges, which are lawful, and 
further, never more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as 
provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 24th of March, 167f . 

PouLus Martens. 



Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence. 



Rob. Livingston, Seer. 



The honorable commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswyck and 
Schinnechtady, declare by these presents, that they have in true rights, 
free ownership, granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Mr. Cor- 

> Harmen GanBevoort was a brewer, and occupied the lot on wMcli the Stanwix Hall now 
stands. His wife was Maritie Leendertse Conyn. They had two eons, Leendert and Henderick, 
and three daughters. 

2 Two streets at diflferent times passed by this name, South Pearl and Broadway, the latter 
is here alluded to. 

3 The lot, here described, was on the south corner of Broadway and Maiden lane ; the 
former street being sometimes called Cow street. 



Albany County Records. 151 

nelus Van Dyck, chirurgeon, in a certain parcel of ground, lying on the 
third kil [Fossen kil], in length on the south side, thirty rods, including 
the kil; breadth on the west side, twenty-four rods; length on the north 
side, twenty rods; and breadth on the [east] end, next the land, formerly 
belonging to Andries De Yos, twenty-four rods ; which [land] the afore- 
said Van Dyck has bought of the diaconate of Albany,i free and unen- 
cumbered, and the same is conveyed by way of barter and exchange for a 
parcel of land on the Kutten kil,'^ of a morgen and a half in size,' hereto- 
fore conveyed to said Van Dyck, by conveyance, of date 10th of April, 
1673, and which extended to the inconvenience of the citizen's range for 
their cattle ; giving therefore full power to the aforesaid Cornells Van 
Dyck, his heirs and successors, or those who may receive right and title 
hereafter from him, to dispose of the same as he might do with his 
patrimonial estate and effects, and hereby, he is empowered to solicit a 
patent for the same of the right honorable the governor general. 

Done in Albany, the 29th of March, 1677. 

A. Teller. 
DiERCK Wesselse [Ten Broeck]. 

Acknowledged before me, 

KOB'f. LiTINGSTON, ScCr. 

Appeared before me Rob' Livingston, seer., ete.,andin the presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Jlr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, etc., Jan 
Conell, who declared and acknowledged, that he is well and truly indebted, 
and in arrears to Capt. Anth" Brockholes,^ in the sum of fifty- two pounds 
two shillings and nine-pence sterling, growing out of a matter of goods and 
merchandise to his content received, which aforesaid £52 2s. 9p. sterling, 
this mortgagor promises to pay to Capt. Anth" Brockholes, or to his 
order, in two installments, of which the first shall be in the coming 
business season (Jiandel tydt), in the month of August, six and twenty 
pounds one shilling and four and a half pence, being the just half, and 
that in beavers and in good current strung seewant, to wit, thirty beavers 
at 12 shillings sterling, a piece, is £18. and the remainder, in good 
merchautable seewant, at one shilling, reckoned for two guilders ; the 
second installment, one year thereafter, 1678, in the month of August, 
the sum of twenty-six pounds one shilling four and a half pence sterling, 
to wit, thirty good merchantable beavers and the remainder in good 
strung seewant, as the first payment, pledging therefor specially his house 
and lot, lying here in Albany, on the hill ; bounded south, by Arent Van 
den Bergh ; north, on the new house of Dirk Wesselse; and generally his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 

■ Andries De Vos's land Jay on the west side of Pearl street, extending from Stenben 
street northerly to or beyond the Vossen kil, now Canal street; and Dr. Van Dyck's lot, 
ahove described, lay in the vaUey of the Vossen Ml, next west of De Vos's land. 

2 The Rntten Ml is now a covered sewer. It crosses Beaver street, above Pearl, and mns 
north easterly till it crosses Norton street, when it takes an easterly direction towards the 
river, between Norton and State streets, and empties into the basin, a Uttle south of the 
foot of the latter street. 

3 Commander Brockols was chief military officer, nnder the governor, and dnring his 
absence from New York, occasionally acted as his deputy. He resided chiefly in New York. 
He married 2 May, 1681, Susanna Schrik (widow), daughter of Wm. Teller, Sen., by whom he 
had eight children. 



152 Albany County Records. 

and submitting the same to the force of all laws and judges, to promote 
the payment thereof in due time (if need be), without loss and cost. 
Done in Albany, on the 3d of May, 1677. 

John Conell. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Gopia vera : 

Received from John Connell, of Albany, six and twenty pounds one 
shil : and four pence half penny, being one half or moeyty of fifty-two 
pound 2s. and nine-pence due to Capt. Antho. Brockholes ; I say received 
by me July the twenty-third day. Anno 1678. 
Witness, f Robert Hamilton. 

Charles Geles. I This is a true copy, R : Liv : Seer. 

( Record : 8 Aug., 1678. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Dirck Wesselse 
[Ten Broeok], etc., Jan Conell, who declared that he had in true rights, 
free ownership, granted, conveyed, and transferred to James Penniman, 
in a certain house and lot lying here in Albany, with all that is thereon 
fast by earth and nailed ; and in length and breadth as it lies in fence ; 
bounded north by the dwars house of Jurian Janse Groenwout, and 
south by the house of Harme Gansevoort, on condition that the dwars 
house on the point of the northeast side shall stand a foot from the lot, 
and then follow a straight line, and a free drip between him and Harme 
Gansevoort ; and that by virtue of a conveyance given to him by Jurian 
Janse Groenwout, of date the 8th of February, 1669, to which reference 
is here made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing 
or issuing against the same, except the lord's right, and without the 
grantor's making the least claim any more upon it, acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving 
therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid James 
Penniman, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire 
right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the same as he might 
do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; promising the aforesaid house 
and lot to defend from all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
or charges which are lawful ; and further, never more to do nor suifer 
anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 15th of May, 1677. 

John Conell. 
Richard Pretty. 
Dirck Wesselse. 



Acknowledged before me, 



RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., Mr. Andries Teller, 
who acknowledged that he is fully paid and satisfied by Jacob Janse Gar- 
denier, alias Flodder, in respect to an obligation of the 22d Jan., 167|, 



Albany County Records. 153 

given to said Mr. Teller for the sum of 248 guilders and 2 stuivers in 
beavers, and 18 guilders 4 stuivers in seewant, thanking said Jacob Janse 
for prompt payment ; and he promises the same [Gardenier] to free from 
all claims, from the beginning of the world to this date. 

Thus done in Albany, in presence of Pieter Meese Vrooman and 
Gabriel Thomasen, as witnesses hereunto invited, beine the 17th of May, 
1677. 

A. Teller. 
Testes : 
Pieter Meese Yrooman. 
Gabriell Tomasen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Jacob Janse Gardenier, alias Plodder, who acknowledged that he is 
well and truly indebted, and in arrears, to Pieter Meese Vrooman, in the 
quantity of three hundred and fifty good merchantable boards {greene 
ptanken), growing out of a matter of money paid to the aforesaid Jacob 
Janse to his content, which aforesaid 350 boards this mortgagor promises 
to pay to Pieter Meese or his order on demand, pledging therefor specially 
his negro boy Wynamus, aged about nine years, and generally his person 
and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, and 
submitting the same to the force of all laws and Judges to promote the 
payment of the same in due time, if need be, without cost and loss. 
Done in Albany, the 17th of May, 1677. 

Jacob Janse Gerdenier, 
all/as Plodder. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Robt. Livingston, Seer. 

I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I am fully paid for this mort- 
gage by the hands of Jacob Janse Gardenier, alias Plodder, freeing him 
from all claims. 

Done in Albany, the 1st of May, 1680. 

Pieter Meese Vrooman. 
In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of Mr. Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, commissaries, etc., Hendrick 
Rooseboom, who declared that he had in true rights, free ownership, 
granted, conveyed and transferred, by these presents, to and for the 
behoof of Mr. Philip Schuyler, in a certain lot lying here in Albany, on 
the hill ; bounded on the south by the lot of Mr. Wilson, i and on the 

1 Samuel Wilson, a merchant of great wealth, established himself in New York soon after the 
cession to England, his residence Deing on the south side of the present Wall street near Pearl. 
Mr. Wilson was a prominent citizen and active in puhUc life. He died in the year 1689, lea-vin? a 
widow and two sons.— VaXmdme's History of New York, j>. 346. In 1683, Pieter FUeroy, cUias De 
Garmean, contracts for the purchase of his house and lot m &Si&uj, —Bnglish Manuscripts. 

20 



154 Albany County Records. 

north by the lot of the aforenamed Hendrick Kooseboom, and on the 
west by the public street ; in breadth on the west and east sides thirty 
wood feet, and in length fifty-one feet on the south and north sides, 
Rynland measure (and whereas he is minded to build a house thereupon, 
so the same is granted drip free), by virtue of a patent thereof, of date 
the 30th of April, 1667, from the right honorable governor general 
Nicolls, and a conveyance given to him by the administrators of the estate 
of the late Keyndert Pieterse,i executed before Secretary Ludovious 
Cobes, of date the 14th of June, 1673, and that free and unencumbered, 
with no claim standing or issuing against the same, excepting the lord's 
right, and without the grantor's making the least claim any more upon it, 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, and giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full 
power to the aforenamed Mr. Philip Pieterse Schuyler, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or those who may acquire right and title hereafter from him, to 
do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his patrimo- 
nial estate and effects; promising the same to defend against all persons, 
and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges which are lawful ; and 
further, never more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation 
as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, on the 14th of June, 1677. 

Hendrick Roesboom. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wessells 
[Ten Broeck], etc., James Penniman, who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to Mr. Andries 
Teller, in a certain house and lot lying here, with all that is thereon, fast 
by earth and nailed ; in breadth and length as it lies in fence ; bounded 
northerly by the house (dwars huys) of Jurian Janse G-roenwout, and 
south by the house of Harme G-ansevoort, on condition that the dwars 
house on the point on the northeast side shall stand one foot from the lot, 
and that it run in a straight line, and there be a free drip between him 
and Harme Gansevoort, by virtue of a conveyance made him by Jan 
Conell, of date the 15th of May, 1677, to which reference is made, and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same, excepting the lord's right, and without the grantor's making 
the least claim any more upon it ; acknowledging that he is fully paid 
and satisfied for the same, the first penny with the last, giving therefore 
plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Mr. Andries 
Teller, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire right 
and title from him, to do with and dispose of the same as he might do 
with his patrimonial estate and effects; promising to defend the aforesaid 
house and lot against all persons, and to free the same from all trouble, 
claims or charges which are right; and further, never more to do or 

^ Recmds, page 231. 



Albany County Records. 155 

suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, 
in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided by law. 
Done in Albany, the 8th of June, 1677. 

James Peniman. 
Richard Pretty. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. LiviNOSTON, Seer. 

Appeared before me Eobt. Livingston, seor., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wesselse 
[TenBroeck], etc., Mr. Andries Teller, who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to Mr. Samuell 
Willson, in a certain house and lot lying here in Albany, with all that is 
therQon fast by earth and nailed, in breadth and length as it lies in fence, 
bounded north by the dicars (cross?) house of Jurrian Janse Gioenwout, 
and south by the house of Harmen Gansevoort, on condition that the 
dwars house on the corner of the northeast side shall stand a foot from 
the lot, and that it [lot] follows a straight line, and there be a free drip 
between him and Harme Gansevoort, and that by virtue of a conveyance 
given him by James Penniman of date the 8th of June, 1677, to which 
reference is here made, free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against the same, and without the grantor's making the least 
claim upon it any more, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and giving therefore plenam, 
actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Mr. Samuel Wilson, his 
heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire right and title 
from him, to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his 
patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to defend the aforesaid house 
and lot from all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges 
which are lawful ; and further, never more to do nor suffer anything to 
be done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of June, 1677. 

A. Tellee. 
Richard Pretty. 
Dirck Wesselse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Mattheus Abrahamse [Van Deusen],i who declared that he had in 
true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to Paulus 
Martense [Van iSenthuysen], in a certain house and lot lying here in 
Albany, with all that is therein, fast by earth and nailed ; bounded south 
by Pieter Loockermans, north by the house of Lourence Van Ale and 
Jan Janse Bleecker, and west and east by the public street ; in breadth 
in front on the street two rods, and in the rear on the west side one rod 



1 Mattheus, or Teuwis, Atoahamse Van Deusen, was at Fort Orange in t657. He had two 
brothers, Melgert and Jacob. His wife's name was Helena In 1700. They had three sons, 
Robert, Jan and Isaac, and perhaps daughters. 



156 Albany County Records. 

and ten feet and a half; length on the north side six and a half rods, and 
on the south side six rods five and a half feet; i which this grantor does, 
by virtue of a patent granted him by the right honorable governor 
general,Rich'd NicolK of date the 7th of May 1667, to which refer- 
ence is here made, and that free and unencumbered with no claim 
standing or issuing against the same (excepting the lord s right), and 
without the grantor's having the least claim upon it any more, acknow- 
ledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with 
the^last, and giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to 
the aforesaid Paulus Martense, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
said house and lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and 
effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it 
from all trouble, claims and charges, which may hereafter arise, and 
never more to do or suffer anything to be done against the same, either 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as pro- 
vided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of June, 1677. 

This is the mark of M Mattheus Abrahamse, 
with his own hand set. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Secry. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the after named witnesses, Annetie Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse 
[Van Sehaick], deceased, of the one side, and Jan Jacobse Van Noorts- 
trant 2 of the other side, who declared that they had in amity and friend- 
ship made a bargain with each other for the sale of a piece of land lying 
to the north of the fourth branch or fork (spruyt) [of the Mohawk river], 
above the colony Rensselaerswyck, being a part of a parcel of land called 
the foreland of the Half Moon, and by the Indians Mathahenaack, 
together with about two morgens of cleared land lying on the island 
[Cohoes], which lies directly over against the aforesaid parcel of land, 
commonly called Haver [Oats] island, and that in the manner following : 
Firstly.- — ^The widow aforesaid acknowledges that she has sold, and Jan 
Jacobse Van Noortstrant that he has bought of her, the aforesaid parcel 
of land, stretching from the fourth fork [of the Mohawk river] to the 
little creek close by Roeloff Gerritse [Van der Werken's] 3 house, con- 
taining about seven morgens of arable land (howw lani), having to the 
south the aforenamed fourth fork, to the west Roeloff Gerritse, to the 
north the little creek, and to the east the river, together with two morgens 
of arable land lying upon the Haver [Oats] island, which lies directly 

1 TMb lot was donttleas on the west Bide of Broadway, north of Maiden lane, extending back 
to James street. 

2 Jan Jacobse Van Noorstrant was in Coxsacltle in 1685, and bought land in Niskaytma. In 
1670 his wife, Agniette, took a dismission from the Albany church to that of New Tork. They 
had one daughter, Margriet, baptized in Albany, for the church at Albany was the only one nortn 
of BsopuB, now Kingston, for many years. 

3 Eoeloff Gerritse Van Der Werken early settled at the forks of the Mohawk. By his wife, 
Geertruy Jacobse, he had five sons, Johannes, Jacob, Gerrit, Hendrik and Albert, besides four 
daughters. 



Albany County Records. 157 

over against the aforesaid parcel of land ; the same to be delivered to the 
buyer free and unencumbered at the end of the term [of this contract], 
only excepting the lord's [duke's] right; for which two parcels of land 
Jan Jacobse Van Noortstrant promises to deliver the number of six and 
sixty whole beavers, to be paid in wheatj oats, or other grain, cattle, 
work, etc., at market prices, and that in four installments, a just fourth 
part each time, being sixteen beavers and a half, whereof the first shall 
be in March, 1679, the second installment in March, 1680, the third in 
1681, and the fourth in March, 1682 ; and it was hereby covenanted and 
agreed that the aforenamed Jan Jacobse shall put the aforesaid land in a 
sufficient fence the next spring, for the keeping of her and his land free 
[from cattle]. Also, that the widow aforesaid shall have free passage for 
her cattle through his land up to the Half Moon, for pasturage there. 
Likewise the buyer shall be held to keep away all the cattle which may 
come from the Half Moon to do damage to the aforesaid widow's corn. 
Further, it is agreed that at harvest time, when the grain is in, the cattle 
of the aforesaid widow shall have free pasture on his, the buyer's, land, 
and in the stubble, and his cattle in like manner upon her land, to pre- 
vent all quarrels respecting the driving of cattle. And if the buyer does 
not pay for the aforesaid lands at the times [specified], then the seller 
takes her land again ; wherewith the contracting parties are well satisfied, 
it being done without craft or guile, respectively pledging hereto for the 
performance of these presents, their persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future. 

Thus done in Albany, the 26th of June, 1677, in presence of Mr. Gerrit 
Banker and Harme Eutgers, as witnesses hereto invited. 

Annetge Lievens. 

This is the mark ^7 of Jan Jacobse Van Nobtstkant, 
with his own hand set. 



^ 



Gerret Bancken. 
Mermen Rutgers. 
Acknowledged before me, 



RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 



On the 10th Oetobr., 1680, Eoeloff Gerritse [Van der Werken], 
assumed [?] the above purchase of Jan Jacobse, the widow agreeing 
thereto, he paying 56 beavers, J in the winter of 168J, and the f each 
winter thereafter. 

Appeared before me Eobt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Eichard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., the honorable Thomas De Laval, as attorney for Mr. John Savine,' 
heir of Capt. Thomas Willet, merchant at Boston, who acknowledged that 
he is fully paid and satisfied by Mr. Eobt. Story, in respect to an obliga- 
tion which said Story gave to the heirs of the aforesaid Willet, for the 
sum of three hundred and fifty-seven guilders beavers, of date the 26th 
of August, 1676, and thanking said Eo. Story for prompt payment ; pro- 
mising him to free from all trouble or claims ; which aforesaid obligation 

1 Mercliant of New tack.— English Manuscripts. 



158 Albany County Records. 

said Story gave for the freeing of the house which he bought of Wm. 
Nottingham, from a mortgage which was then upon said house for the 
aforesaid sum ; pledging therefor his person and estate, personal and real, 
present and future, nothing excepted. 

Thus done in Albany, on the 25th July, 1677. 

Tho. De Lavall. 

Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 
Acknowledged before me. 

EoBT. Livingston, Seor. 

Appeared before me Ko. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Mr. Samuel Wilson, of the one side, and Mr. 
Jan Heyndrik Bruyn, of the other side, who declared that they, in amity 
and friendship, had agreed and covenanted with each other in respect to 
the sale of a house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, on the hill, 
between the house of Eobt. Sanders and the new house of Capt. Philip 
Schuyler, and that in the manner following : First. — Mr. Bruyn promises 
to pay to Mr. Wilson, for the aforesaid house, the quantity of one hundred 
and fourteen beavers, to be reckoned at 8 guilders apiece, always provided 
that the buyer have the choice or option to pay in heavy beavers, that is, 
five quarter pounds beavers reckoned at 8 guilders a beaver, and that in 
two installments, of which the first shall be paid down at once, a sum of 
fifty-seven beavers, and the second in New York, also fifty-seven beavers, 
within the time three months ; with the first payment, being cash down, 
the house shall be delivered with all that is therein, fast by earth or 
nailed, and as the same is in fence, on condition that the seller on the 
payment of the last installment shall be holden to deliver a good valid 
conveyance, together with the patent thereof The aforesaid covenants 
the said contracting parties mutually promise to keep and perform, under 
a pledge of their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts, laws and judges. In witness whereof the contracting par- 
ties have signed this in presence of Jan Van Loon and Claas Janse 
Stavast, as witnesses hereto invited. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of July, 1677. 

Samuell Willson. 
J. H. Bruyn. 
Jan Van Loon.^ 
Claea Jansen Stavast. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Andries Teller and Mr. Dirck Wesselse 
[Ten Broeck], etc., Pieter Winne, Junior,^ who acknowledged that he is 
well and truly indebted, and in arrears, to Mr. Richard Pretty, in the 



• Jan Van Loon came from Luyck, Holland, and early settled at Coxsackie, at a place called 
Loonenburgh, now Athens, He was by trade a blacksmith. In 1676, he married Maria Albertse 
in New Yorli:, and had three sons, Albert, Nicolaas and Mattheus, and perhaps other children. ' 

2 Pieter Winne, Jr., son of Pieter Winne, was bom in 1643; he settled at Eeopus where he 
was living in 1696, when letters of administration were issued on the estate of his mther. 



Albany County Records. 159 

sum of four hundred and twenty-four guilders seewant, growing out of a 
matter of goods and moneys received to his content, for which he promised 
to deliver tar for his honor the governor general ; but having failed in 
this, and being willing to give satisfaction to the aforesaid Mr. Pretty for 
the aforementioned 424 guilders seewant, he engages and pledges himself 
to work with Mr. Marten Gerritse [Van Bergen], from the 1st of August, 
1677, until the whole sum shall have been earned (sickness only ex- 
cepted), which payment shall be for the aforenamed Mr. Pretty or his 
order; and for the performance of the same he pledges his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting 
the same to the force of all laws and judges. In witness whereof he has 
signed this with his own hand. 

Done in Albany, on the 8th of August, 1677. 

This is the mark p, p, VV, of Pr. Winne, Jr., 
with his own hand set. 
A. Teller. 
Dirclc Wessels. 
Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

The honorable commissaries of Albany, colony Rensselaerswyck and 
Schaenheehtady, declare by those presents that they have in true rights, 
free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof 
of Pr. Meese Vrooman, in a certain house and lot standing and lying in 
Albany ; bounded south by Ro. Sanders, and north by the house of Capt. 
Schuyler ; in breadth and length according to the patent thereof of date 
the 6th of March, 1667, to which reference is here made ; and whereas 
said Pieter Meese, in the court (vergaderinge), has made it appear that 
the aforesaid house was bought by his predecessor (voorzaat),^ Gerrit 
Janse Stavast, of Richard Prizer [Frazier?'}, and by him, Meese, paid 
for, unto such persons as he was directed, and chiefly to Mr. Pretty, in 
whose hands the patents were deposited; and afterwards said Prizer died 
in England, without appointing any attorney ; therefore their honors of 
the court, this conveyance make, free and unencumbered, with no claim 
standing or issuing against the same (excepting only the lord's right), 
and without their honors, the court, making the least claim thereupon, 
giving therefore full power and plenam actionem cessam, to the afore- 
named Pieter Meese Vrooman, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of 
the said house and lot as he might do with his other patrimonial estate and 
effects ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and to free it 
from all trouble, claims and charges ; and further, never more to do nor 
suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, 
in any manner whatsoever. 

Given under our hands and seals, in Albany, the 14th of August, 1677. 

Philip Schuyler. 



A. Teller. 



In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seor. 



' The former husband of his wife, widow of Gerrit Janse Stavast. 



160 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Eichard Pretty and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Pr. Meuse Vrooman, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to Elizabeth Claese, widow 
of the late Jan Burger, deceased, to a certain house and lot, standing and 
lying in Albany ; bounded south by Eo. Sanders, and north by the new 
house of Capt. Schuyler ; in breadth and length according to the patent 
thereof, of date the 6th of June, 1667, to which reference is here made, 
which he does by virtue of a decree granted him by the honorable com- 
missaries of this town, of date the 14th of August, 1677, and that free 
and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, 
(excepting the lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least 
claim thereupon any more*; acknowledging that he is fully paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and giving therefore 
plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Elizabeth Claese, 
her heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire right and title 
from her, to do with and dispose of the same, as she might do with her 
patrimonial estate and eiFects; promising to defend the same against all 
persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges, which are law- 
ful, and further, never more to do or sufi"er anything to be done against 
the same, either with or without law in any manner whatsoever, under 
obligation as' provided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 6th of September, 1677. 

PiETER Meesen Vrooman. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Eob' Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Eichard Pretty and Mr. A. Teller, etc., 
Elizabeth Claese, widow of the late Jan Burger, deceased, who declared 
that she had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and trans- 
ferred to Mr. Samuell Wilson, merchant at New York, a certain house 
and lot, standing and lying in Albany, bounded south by Eo. Sanders, 
and north by the new house of Capt. Schuyler, in breadth and length 
according to the patent thereof, of date the 6th of June, 1667, whereto 
reference is here made ; which she does by virtue of a conveyance to her, 
given by P'. Meuse Vroomen, of date the 6th of September, 1677, and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the grantor's making 
the least pretensions to the same any more, acknowledging that she is 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first and last pennies, and giving 
therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Mr. 
Samuell Wilson, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the same as 
he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects; promisino^ the afore- 
said house and lot to defend against all persons,.and to free^it from all 
trouble, claims or charges, which are lawful, and further, never more to 
do no or suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or with- 



Albany County Records. 161 

out law in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor 
by law. 

Done in Albany, on the 7th of September, 1677. 

Letsebeth Claes. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Rob' Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc , Samuell Willson, merchant at New York, who declared that he had 
in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and 
for the behoof of Mr. Jan Heyndrik Bruyn, in a certain house and lot, 
standing and lying in Albany, on the hill, bounded south by Ro. Sanders, 
and north by the new house of Capt. Philip Schuyler, in breadth and 
length according to the patent thereof, of date the 6th of June, 1667, 
whereto reference is here made, which he does by virtue of a conveyance, 
given by Elizabeth Claese, widow of the late Jan Burger, deceased, of 
date the 7th of September, 1677, and that free and unencumbered, with 
no claim standing or issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), 
and without the grantor's making the least pretension to the same any 
more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied, the first penny 
with the last, and giving therefore pZenajre actionem cessam, and full power 
to the aforesaid Mr. Jan Heyndrickse Bruyn, his heirs and successors, or 
those who may acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose 
of the same as he might do with his patrimonial estate and efieots; 
promising the aforesaid house and lot to defend against all persons, and 
to free the same from all trouble, claims and charges, as is right, and 
further, never more to do or sufier anything to be done against the same, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation 
as provided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of September, 1677, 

Samuell Willson. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Rob' Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty, and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc.. Evert Luycase Backer,i who declared that he had, in true rights, 
free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, to and for the behoof 
of Jacob Janse Grardenier, in a certain farm, being the just half of the 
land, lying behind the Kinderhoek, in which is comprised the rights, 
which were presented to Volkert Janse [Douw], by the right owner 
Watawit, whose right and title the grantor possesses, namely, all the 
aforesaid land to wit, the southerly just half with all the rights, title and 
ownership of the same, lying on the east side of the kil, being the middle- 

' In 1666, Evert Lnycaae Backer bought land tehind Kinderhook of an Indian (p. 189). 
He was in BeTerwyck in 1657 (p. 171). 

21 



162 Albany County Becords. 

most piece of land there, whicli he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent to him, granted bv the right honorable governor, Richard Nicolls, 
of date the 26th of June," 1668, and that free and unencumbered, with no 
claim standing or issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), 
and without the grantor's making the least pretension any more to it, 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, and giving therefore plenam actionem cessam, and full 
power to the aforesaid Jacob Janse Gardenier, his heirs and successors, 
or those who may receive right and title from him, to do with and to 
dispose of the same as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects; 
promising the aforesaid parcel of land to defend against all persons, and 
to free the same from all trouble, claims and charges, which are lawful, 
and further, never more to do or suffer anything to be done against it, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation 
as provided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of September, 1677. 

BVEKT LUYCAS. 
Richard PtPMy. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

On this, the 9th day of September, 1677, appeared before me Ro. 
Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the afternamed witnesses, Jacob 
Janse Gardenier, alias Flodder, who acknowledged that he sold last 
January, to Adam Dingmans,i the farm at Kinderhoeck, upon which he, 
Dingman, at present resides, in manner following, the same shall be 
delivered to Adam Dingmans, with all his right, title and ownership of the 
same, as it lies in fence, with the house, lot, ricks and barn, as he at 
present occupies it, with a cart and half of a horse, and that for the sum 
of five hundred guilders, Holland money, to be paid in exchange on 
Holland, whenever the seller shall desire the bill of exchange, with this 
reservation that, if so be the bill come back protested or if the money be 
not recovered there, then the sale shall be nul, and the buyer shall be 
held to pay yearly rent as before ; to which end the contracting parties 
mutually pledge their respective persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, placing the same in subjection to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Albany, without guile or craft, in presence of Arnout Cornelise 
Viele, and Hendrik Vande Water, as witnesses hereto called. 

Jacob Janse Flodder. 
Adam Dingemans. 

Testes : 
Arnout Cor. Viele. 
Henderick Vande Water. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



1 Adam Dingman was bom in Haarlem, Hollana. He married Aeltle, dauRhter of Jacob 
Janse Gardenier, by whom he had two sons, Gerrit, and .Jacob, and two daughterb He was 
in Greenbush in 1663, but subsequently settled in Kinderhook. His will made 21 January 
1721, was proved the 20th of March. ' ' 



Albany Comity Records. 163 

By the honorable, the commissaries of Albany, colony Renselaerswyck 
and Schaenbechtady, etc., whereas Catelyntje Van Eslant, wife of Jacob 
Abrahamsei Cuyper, proposes to depart from here for Holland, to collect 
and receive there some moneys, coming to her and her brother by way of 
inheritance, and bequest from her late mother's uncle, Harmanus 
Antonides Vander Linde, in his life time minister at Naerden, to which 
end she has solicited of us a certificate testimonial, which we cannot 
refuse : therefore, we declare that she is a daughter of Claes Van 
Eslandt, deceased, having been in his life time undertaker (aenspreecher) 
and gravedigger at New York, and her mother's name Willemtie Harpers 
Vander Linde. 

Given under our hands and seals, in Albany, the 25th of September, 
and in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign lord 
Charles the Second, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, 
and Ireland, defender of the faith, 1677. 

[This paper is a copy without signatures.] 



Appeared before me Robert Livingstone, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Mr. Richard 
Pretty, etc., Claes Van Eslandt, and Jacob Abrahamse Cuyper, citizens 
of Albany, who declared that they had, in accordance with advices from 
Harmanus Vander Linde, dwelling in the Hage, in Holland, appointed 
and empowered Catelyntje Van Eslandt, wife of the aforesaid Jacob 
Abrahamse Cuyper, and sister of the aforesaid Claes Van Eslandt, 
specially to demand, collect and receive in Holland, etc., her and her 
aforesaid brother's portion of the inheritance and bequest, left for them 
by her mother's uncle, named Harmanus Antonides Vander Linde, in his 
life time minister at Naerden, and acquittance to execute for receipts, 
and for claims to caveeren (?), and further, to do, perform and execute 
all things which may be needful and her judgment may suggest; promis- 
ing at all times to hold good all that shall be done and performed in the 
aforesaid matter by their aforesaid sister and wife, as their attorney, without 
any contradiction. 

Done in Albany, in America, on the 25th of September, and in the 
nine and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign lord, Charles the 
Second, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, Prance, and Ireland, 
defender of the faith, Annoque Domini 1677. 

[This paper is a copy without signatures.] 



By the honorable, the commissaries of Albany, colony of Renselaers- 
wyck and Schaenbechtady, etc., a certain citizen of this town of Albany, 
in America, named Aernout Corn. Viele, appearing before us solicits very 
earnestly, that he may receive a certificate testimonial from us, that he 
was married to one Gerritie Gerritse, born at Amsterdam, Holland, which 
we are not able to refuse him ; whereas some years since a certain power 
of attorney was given to Harmen Vedder, also in our jurisdiction dwelling, 
having reference to Arent Janse Timmerman, stepfather of Gerritje 

1 Perhaps Jacob AbrahamBO Vosburgh, cooper. 



164 Albany County Records. 

Gerritse, in respect to some moneys, which were coming to her from the 
Orphans Chamber, but came back fruitless, because not specially addressed 
to the Messrs. orphan masters, therefore we, to all magistrates on whom 
these presents are served, make known the truth to be that he, the 
aforenamed Arnout Corn. Viele is husband and guardian of Gerritje 
Gerritse, both living and in sound health. 

Given under our hands and seals in Albany, in America, on the 25th 
of September, and in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our 
sovereign lord, Charles the Second, by the grace of God, king of Great 
Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, Annoq. Dom. 1677. 

[This paper is a copy without signatures.] 

Appeared before me Kobert Livingstone, secretary, etc., and in the 
presence of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Philip Pieterse Schuyler and 
Mr. Richard Pretty, etc., Arnout Corn. Viele, citizen and inhabitant 
here, who declared that he appointed and empowered, by these presents, 
Messieurs Abraham de Hoshipee and Daniel de Niewville, merchants 
dwelling in the city of Amsterdam, specially to demand, collect and 
receive from the Messieurs Orphan Masters of the same city, the sum of 
two hundred and fifty carolus guilders, with the interest due on the same 
since the 24th of August, 1656, to the date of payment, arising out of 
the proven estate of the subscriber's wife, Gerritje Gerritse; and by 
virtue of an authentic copy herewith given of a certain extract from the 
five and twentieth register of the orphans' chamber of the city of Am- 
sterdam, fol. iii, drawer 289, together with this [power of attorney], th^se 
attorneys [are empowered] acquittance to give for receipts, and in case of 
refusal, with law and the rigor of justice to constrain them to payment, 
and to that end all terms of courts to observe unto sentence and ex- 
treme execution (van dien incluys), and finding the sentence withheld, 
to challenge or appeal therefrom ; and said challenge or appeal also to 
prosecute to the extreme; with power, also, one or more persons in their 
places to substitute ; and further, to do all things in the matter aforesaid, 
either with or without law, as may be needful, and as their judgment may 
suggest, and as he, the subscriber, if himself present, might or could do ; 
promising at all times [to hold good] all that shall be done and performed 
by the aforesaid attorneys, or by one of them, or by those substituted in 
the case by virtue of these presents, without any contradiction, under 
obligation as provided therefor according to law, provided that these 
attorneys be holden, when asked and solicited, of their transactions to 
show a proper accounting. 

This done and executed in Albany, in America, the 25th of September, 
and in the nine and twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign lord 
Charles the Second, by the grace of God King of Great Britain, Prance 
and Ireland, defender of the faith. Annoq. Dom. 1677. 

[Copy without signature.] 

Appeared before me Kobert Livingstone, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Philip Schuyler and Mr. Andries Teller, 
etc., Mr. Cornells Van Dyck, chirurgeon, husband and guardian of 
Elizabeth Lakens (both alive and well), who declared that he had ap- 



Albany County Records. 165 

pointed and empowered, by these presents, Mr. William Lakens and Mr. 
Daniel Honde Koetre, merchants, dwelling in the city of Amsterdam in 
Holland, specially, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, jointly or 
severally, to ask, demand, collect and receive such household goods and 
moneys as are coming to him by way of inheritance and bequest by will, 
to his wife Elizabeth Lakins aforesaid, from Mr. Dirck Heck, her full 
cousin, which [property] is lying at Emerck and elsewhere, as appears by 
said will ; together with a just share of the estate left by Meutie Dirckie, 
also lying there, etc. ; and further, all that is coming to him and to his 
aforesaid wife elsewhere, however it may be and wherever it may be or 
lie, and therefore acquittance to pass for property received, and in case of 
refusal, with law and rigor of justice to compel them to payment; to 
which end all terms of courts to observe, to sentence and the extreme 
execution of the same ; and finding the sentence or sentences adverse, 
to challenge or appeal therefrom, and said challenge or appeal to 
prosecute to the extreme ; with power one or more persons in their 
places to substitute ; likewise to demand of those there an accounting, 
inventory, the will, and other writings needful thereto, and if, when 
heard, the case require it, to come to a reconciliation and compromise, 
and further to do all things there as their good judgment shall resolve, 
the property as well personal as real, house lots, lands and other things to 
sell, and proper conveyance thereof to deliver, and transfer to make as 
comports with the method of the laws ; yea, wherever the matter de- 
mands a more specific and graver charge than above stated, which the 
attorneys shall understand to be herein contained and included, [the sub- 
scriber] promises to hold good all that shall be done and performed in 
the aforesaid matter by the aforenamed attorneys, or either of them or 
those substituted for them, without any contradiction, under obligation as 
provided therefor according to law, provided that the attorneys be holden 
on demand and solicitation to exhibit a proper statement of their afore- 
said transactions, and the moneys remaining over. 

Thus done and executed in Albany, in America, on the 26th Sep- 
tember, 1677. 

[Copy without signatures.] 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable Messieurs Philip Schuyler and Dirck Wessellg [Ten 
Broeck], commissaries, etc., Albert Andriese Bratt,' who acknowledged 
that he is well and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr. Nicolaus Van 
Renselaer, director of colony Renselaerswyck, in the sum of three 
thousand nine hundred and fifty-six guilders, as appears by the books of 
the colony Renselaerswyck, growing out of the part rent for the mill and 
land ; which aforesaid 3,956 guilders the mortgagor, to the aforenamed 
Mr. director or to his successors, promises to pay, provided that whatever 
he, the mortgagor, shall make appear to have been paid thereon shall be 
deducted; pledging therefor, specially, the produce of his orchard 
(hoomyaert gewass), standing behind the house which the mortgagor now 

1 Albert Andriessen Bradt, de Noorman, married Annexe Barents, by wbom be bad eigbt 
cbildren, one of wbom married Teunis Slingerland, of Onisquetbaw ; and.tbe tradition is, tbat 
anotber waa bom on sbipboard, on tbe passage out, in the midst of a storm, in consequence of 
wbicb be was called Storm Vanderzee, a name whicb bas been perpetuated among tbe Vander- 
zees. See O'CaUagban's Mstory of Nm NetMrland, j, 433. 



166 Albany County Records. 

possesses, from whict produce of the orchard he promises to pay in rent 
during life twenty guilders in patroon's money in apples, and generally 
pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, 
nothing excepted; submitting the same to the force of all laws and 
judges to promote the payment thereof in due time, if need be, without 

loss or cost. r\ y. 

Done in Albany, without craft or guile, on the 30th of October, 1677. 

Aalbert Andriesse Brat. 
Philip Schuyler. 
Dierck Wessells. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Robert Livingston, seer., etc,, and in the presence 
of the honorable Capt. Philip Schuyler and Mr. Dirk Wessells, commis- 
saries, etc., Harmen Vedder and Barendt Reyndertse,! who declared that 
they had, in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred 
to and for the behoof of Claes Janse Van Boeckhoven - and Ryck Claese 
[Van Vranken,] 3 in a certain piece of land lying over the river in Canas- 
tagioene [Niskayuna], and that according to all the rights which the 
aforesaid grantors have therein ; which they do by virtue of a patent 
to them granted by the right honorable the governor general, Francis 
Lovelace, of date the 19th of May, 1671, to which reference is here 
made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing 
against the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the grantors' 
making the least pretensions to it any more, acknowledging that they are 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and giving 
therefore ^Zemam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Claes 
Janse Van Boeckhoven and Ryk Claese, their heirs and successors, or 
those who may acquire right and title from them, to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid land as they might do with their patrimonial estates and 
eifects ; promising the aforesaid land to defend against all persons, and to 
free it from all trouble, claims or charges, which are lawful ; and, fur- 
ther, never more to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as pro- 
vided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 31st of October, 1677. 

Harmen Veuder. 
Barent Reyndbrtse Smit. 
Philip Schuyler. 
DiercJc Wesselse \_Ten Broeck^ 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

iSeepp. Tl, 161, 198. 

= Claes Janse Van Boeckhoven bought land over the river in Niskaynna, in companv with 
Eyck Claas, in \m%— Notarial Papers. His first wife was Volkertie Janse ; his second: Catlvntie 
DeVoSjdaughter of Andries De Vos and widow of Arent Andriese Brat, whom he married about 
1691. He probably lived until about 1712, leaving no chUdren, His property passed to his wife 
and, after her death, m 1717, to her children. «• r j r , 

3 Eyck Claas Van Vranken was in Beverwyck as early as 1065 (p. 198). He had three sons, 
Maas, Gerrit and Evert, and perhaps daughters. This family settled at Niskayuna, on both sides 
of the river, where the descendants are still found. 



Albany County JRecords. 167 

Appeared before me Robert Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of 
the honorable Capt. Philip Schuyler and Mr. Dirk Wessells [Ten 
Broeck], commissaries, etc., Barent Reynderse [Smit], who declared that 
he had, in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred 
to and for the behoof of Claes Janse Van Boekhooven, for all his title to 
the land at Canastagioene, on this side of the river, which he does by 
virtue of a patent to him and Harmen Vedder, granted by the right 
honorable the govermir general; Francis Lovelace, of date the 19th of 
May, 1671 ; this aforesaid land being the just half of that which is 
specified in the aforesaid patent, to wit, on this side of the river ; and 
that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same, excepting the lord's [duke's] right, and without the grantor's 
making the least pretension to the same any more ; acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
therefore giving plcnam actionem, cessam, and perfect power to the afore- 
said Claes Janse Van Boekhooven, his heirs and successors, or those who 
may acquire right and title from him, to do with and dispose of the afore- 
said land as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; pro- 
mising to defend the aforesaid land from all persons, and to free it from 
all trouble, claims or charges which are lawful ; and further, never more 
to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 31st of October, 1677. 

Babent Reyndertse Smit. 
Philip Schuyler. 
Dirch Wessells. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Capt. Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Mr. Dirk Wessells, 
commissaries, etc., Claes Janse Van Boekhooven, who declared that he 
had, in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to 
and for the behoof of Capt. Jan Cloete, in a certain piece of land lying 
at Canastagioene, on this side of the river, with all the title which he has 
therein, as it was conveyed to him to-day by Barent Rynderse, being the 
first half which the aforesaid Barent received on this side of the river, by 
patent thereof granted to Harme Vedder and Barent Reyndertse by the 
late governor, Francis Lovelace, of date the 19th of May, 1671 ; and that 
free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the 
same, excepting the duke's (heeren syn) right, and without the grantor's 
making the least pretensions any more against it ; acknowledging that he 
is fully paid and satisfied, the first penny with the last, and therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Capt. Jan 
Cloete, his heirs and successors, or those who may acquire right and title 
through him, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land as he might do 
with his patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to defend the aforesaid 
land from all persons, and free it from all trouble, claims and charges 
which are lawful ; and further, never more to do or suffer anything to be 



168 Albany County Becc/rds. 

done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner what- 
ever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 21st of October, 1677. 

This is the mark X of Claes Janse Van Bobkhooven, 
with his own hand set. 
Philip Schuyler. 
Dirclc Wessels. 

Acknowledged before me, 

EoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

On this, the first day of November, 1677, Cornelis Van Schelluyne i 
declared, in presence of Hend. Cuyler and Claes Van Boekhooven that 
it was well known to him that Jan Cloet bought the land of his father at 
Canastagione, and paid for it to Tieleman Van Schelluyne, his brother. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the afternamed witnesses, Juriau Teunisse Tappen, of the one side, and 
Capt. Philip Pieterse Schuyler, of the other side, who declared that they 
had in amity and frieijdship covenanted and agreed with each other re- 
specting the sale of his, Jurian Teunisse's bouwery, lying on the Hudson 
river, obliquely over against the bouwery of the aforesaid Capt. Schuyler,^ 
as follows : First. — Jurian Teunise acknowledges that he has sold, and 
Capt. Schuyler that he has bought of him, the aforesaid bouwery, with 
all that appertains to the same, being the just tenth part of the colony 
Kensselaerswyck, according to the conveyance delivered to him by Jero- 
nimus Ebbinck, of date the 7th of July, 1676, together with horses, 
cattle, house and barn, grain sowed, and all that is thereon fast by earth 
and nailed, all of such dimensions as he, Jurian Teunise, at present is in 
possession, only excepting his, Jurian's household goods, which he now 
has, everything else that belongs to a farmer's utensils Capt. Schuyler 
shall possess ; the seller shall deliver to the buyer all the above men- 
tioned property on the 8th of this month, and on payment shall give a 
perfect conveyance ; for which bouwery and title to the same, the above 
named Capt. Schuyler promises to pay to the aforesaid Jurian Teunisse 
the number of six hundred merchantable beaver skins in the month of 
July next, 1678, all in one sum, wherewith the parties contracting 
acknowledge that they are well content ; hereto pledging their respective 
persons and estates, personal and real, present and future. 

Thus done in Albany, without craft or guile, in presence of Dirk 



1 CorneliB and Tieleman Van Schelluyne were two BonB of Dirk Van Schelluyne. The former 
married Geertie Hanncnse Visacher, and had four BonB and two daughterB. He waB buried on the 
87th May, 1788, and Mb wife survived him several yearB. His brother Tieleman wbb living in 
Albany m 1788, but probably left no descendants. 

2 This bouwery, called the tenth part of the colony Eensselaerswyck, probably extended from 
W^ynant'B to the Poesten kil. It was owned by Johanna De Laet, wife of Jerouimus Ebbingh, 
her father, Johannes Do Laet, being one of the partners of the patent. Bbbingh sold it to Jurian 
Teunisse. 



Albany County Records. 169 

Weasels [Ten Broeok], and Johannes Wendel, as witnesses hereto called, 
on this 6th of Nov., 1677. 

JURIAN TeUNISSE. 

Philip Sohuyler. 
Dirch Wessels. 
Johannes Wendel. 
Acknowledged before me, 

EoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Harme Gansevoort, of the one side, and Claes 
Janse and Albert Jacobse Gardenier,i carpenters, of the other side, who 
declared that they had in amity and friendship covenanted and agreed 
with each other about the building of a barn for Gansevoort at Catskil, 
as follows : First. — Claes Janse and Albert Jacobse aforesaid, acknow- 
ledge that they have agreed to build a barn for Harme Gansevoort at 
Catskil, with an opening \m/tlaeting\ on both sides; the barn shall be 
sixty feet long and thirty feet broad, with a floor of timber (balks'), horse 
crib, cow stall and luft (solder) therein, shortened to fifty feet in length, 
and of the breadth of the barn ; on condition that Harme aforesaid shall 
furnish ihem victuals and drink, and all the timber, and deliver the 
materials that belong thereto on the ground ; likewise it is conditioned 
that Jan Dirkse shall rough hew a month for the aforesaid carpenters at 
the expense of Harme aforesaid; they shall begin to build in January or 
February next coming, and not stop the work until the barn is finished ac- 
cording to the above specified conditions ; for which he, Harme Gansevoort, 
promises to pay the sum of forty beavers in two installments, to wit, the first 
half, being twenty beavers, in the autumn after the barn shall be finished, 
one-third of the same in maize, one-third in hogs and one-third in cattle, at 
market prices; the second installment a year after, being likewise twenty 
beavers, in the same kind, to wit, J maize, i in hogs and J in cattle ; 
with which the contracting parties acknowledge that they are well satis- 
fied, hereto pledging their respective persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future. 

Thus done in Albany, without craft or guile, in the presence of Claas 
Janse Stavast and Jan Conel, as witnesses hereunto called, on this 29th 
of November, 1677. 

Hermen Gansevort. 

Claes Janse. 
This is the mark A-)-i of Albert Jacobse. 
Claes Janse Stavast. 
John Conell. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Eobt. Livingston, seer., etc., in the presence of the 
honorable Messieurs Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Capt. Volkert Janse Douw, who declared that he had in true rights, 

' Albert Jacobse Gardenler was son of Jacob Janse Gardenier, of Kinderhook. He had three 
daughters baptized in Albany before 1690, after which time he had two children baptized in New 
TorK, where he probably settled after that date. 

22 



170 Albany County Records. 

free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to BIr. Pieter Winne, 
to the half of an island lying in the Hudson river opposite to Paerde- 
hoek, and was before this named Constaple's island, with the half of the 
house, barn and rick, and all that is thereon fast by earth and nailed, 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted him by the 
honorable the governor general, Eichard Nicolls, of date the 6th of Sept , 
1667, to which reference is here made; and that free and unencumbered, 
with no claim standing or issuing against the same (excepting only the 
lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least pretensions any 
more upon it, and acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving pfotani 
actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Mr. Pieter Winne, his 
heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire his right and 
title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid half island, and half of that 
which appertains thereto, as he might do with his other patrimonial estate 
and efiects ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and to free 
it from all trouble, claims or charges which hereafter may arise, and never 
more to do nor suffer anything to be done, either with or without law, in 
any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according 
to law. 

Done in Albany, the loth of December, 1677. 

VOLCKART JanSE DoUW. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Eo't Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable Messieurs Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, commissa- 
ries, etc., Paulus Martense Raemmaker,i who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the 
behoof of Harme Janse Lyndrayer [ropemaker], in a certain house and 
lot standing and lying here in Albany, with all that is therein fast by 
earth and nailed, and is bounded south by Pieter Loockermans, north by 
the house of Laurens Van Ale and Jan Janse Bleecker, west and east by 
the public street ; in breadth, in front on the street [Broadway], two rods, 
and in the rear on the west side [James street], one rod and ten feet and 
a half, length on the north side six and a half rods, and on the south side 
six rods five feet and a half; - which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a 
conveyance given him by Mattheus Abrahamse [Van Deusen], of date the 
26th of June, 1677, to which reference is here made, and that free and 
unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same (ex- 
cepting the lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least 
pretension any more to it ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satis- 
fied, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plcnam actionem 
cessam, and perfect power to the aforesaid Harme Janse Lyndrayer, his 
heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire his right and 
title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do 



1 Paulus Martense Van Benthnysen, at other times radonaker, 1. e., wheelwi'i^bt. 
^ This lot frontecl on Broadway, and extended in the rear to James street, and lay between 
Maiden lane and Steuben street. 



Albany County Recwds. 171 

with his patrimonial estate and effects ; promising the same to defend 
against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges 
which may hereafter arise, and never more to do nor suffer anything to 
be done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 13th December, 1677. 

Patjlus Martense. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, commis- 
saries, etc., the Reverend Dom. Nicolaes Van Rensselaer, director of 
colony Rensselaerswyck, who declared that in the aforesaid character [of 
director], he had granted, conveyed and transferred to Mr. Pieter Winne, 
the saw mill on the Betlehem's kil,i with the superstructure and appur- 
tenances of the same, as Pieter Winne aforesaid at present is in possession 
of the same (he bought the same of Mr. Stephanus Van Cortlandt, when 
director of colony Rensselaerswyck in 1673), which he does by virtue of 
an agreement made between Mr. Stephanus Von Cortlant, in the cha- 
racter of director of colony Rensselaerswyck, and Albert Rykman, in the 
character of attorney for Elbert Gerbertse Cruyff, of date the 2d of June, 
1675, wherein the superstructure and appurtenances of the aforesaid 
mill were assigned to Mr Van Cortland ; and that free and unencumbered, 
with no claim standing nor issuing against the same (excepting the 
lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least pretension to the 
same any more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Mr. Pieter Winne, his heirs and 
successors, or those who may hereafter acquire his right and title, to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid mill and its appurtenances as he might 
do with [his] own patrimonial estate and effects ; promising the same to 
defend against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or 
charges which may hereafter arise, and never to do nor suffer anything 
to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 13th of December, 1677. 

NicoLAUS Van Rensselaer, 

Oohnise pastor et director. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

Rot. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, 
etc., Hendrick Marcelis, who declared that he had in true rights, free 



' Now the Norman's kil. 



172 Albany County Records. 

ownerstip, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof of 
Robert Sanders, in a certain lot of land lying without the town of Albany, 
without the gate by Hendrick Rooseboom,' lying to the South of Claas 
Gerritse,2 to the north of Jacob Tyssen [Van der Heyden], to the west 
the land belonging to Andries De Vos, and to the east of the public 
highway [North Pearl], being in breadth in front five rods, in the rear 
four rods and four feet, and length ten rods,3 which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of a patent granted him by the right honorable the governor 
general, Richard Nicolls, of date the 11th of May, 1667, to which refer- 
ence is here made, this being the just half of the lot mentioned in the 
said patent, being the first half, the other having been sold to Volkie Van 
Hoezen,i and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against it (excepting the. lord's right), and without the grantor's 
making the least pretensions to the same any more ; acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
giving therefore plenani actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid 
Robert Sanders, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire his right and title, to do with and to dispose of the aforesaid 
parcel of ground as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects; 
promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges which may hereafter arise, and never more 
to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, with or without 
law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 14th of December, 1677. 

This is the mark A, of Hendrik Marcelis, 

with his own hand set. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Rot. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Ands. Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Mr. Ludovicus Cobes, schout of Schenectady, who declared that he had, 
by these presents, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof 
of Mynerd Jance Wemp,^ so much of the two last payments as are 
coming to him from Mr. Gerrit Van SchaickjO for the purchase of a house 
and lot lying here in Albany, amounting to the sum of fifty beavers, ac- 
cording to a bill of sale thereof, of date the 15th of December, 1677, to 



1 The turgher Ijlockhouse and gate were at the junction of North Pearl and Steuben streets. 

2 There was a Claas Gerrltse in BeTerwyck in 164a.—0'CaUaghan's BUtoni of New Nether- 
land, I, 439. 

3 This was on the east aide of North Pearl, a little way north of Steuben street. 

* VoUde, the wife of Jan Franse Van Hoesen, the first settler. 

s Myndert Wemp was son of Jan Barentse Wemp and Marytje Mynderse. He was among the 
early settlers of Schenectady, where he was killed by the French and Indians. Feb. 9, 1690. He 
left one son, Johannes, who was carried away captive, but returned and became the father of a 
numerous family. 

• Gerrit Van Schaick was eldest son of Goosen Gerrit Van Schaick. He died 11 Nov., 1679. 



Albany County Records. 173 

which reference is here made ; and that for a house and lot bought of 
him, Myndert, standing and lying in Schenectady. 

Thus executed in Albany, on the 29th of December, 1677. 

LUDOVICUS COBES. 

Rich'd Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and A. Teller, commissaries, etc., 
Wattawyt and his son Appanewayett, with the sister of Wattawyt, named 
Sassioncha, and her little son named Metschekamek, all Mohegans, 
dwelling at Schotak, who declared that they are well paid and satisfied 
by Mr. Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst for their claim upon a certain parcel of 
land which they, by these presents, release and convey to him, lying in 
the Claverak between the bouwery of Jan Roothaer and Major Abm. 
Staes, beginning at a certain fall upon the kil named Kiesiewey'si kil, to 
the kil of Major Abm. Staes, with the vly, little islands and wood stand- 
ing thereupon, with all the rights and ownership of the same which they, 
the former proprietors, possessed ; renouncing and making full release for 
themselves and their heirs, by these presents, of the claims which they 
had thereupon, to and for the behoof of the aforesaid Mons. Gerrit Van 
Slichtenhorst, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire 
his right and title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land, the ap- 
pendances and dependencies of the same, as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and efiects ; promising the same to defend against all 
persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges which may 
hereafter arise, and never more to do nor to suiFer anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided therefor according by law. 

Thus done in Albany, and translated by Arnout Cornelise Viele, on 
this first day of January, 167-|-. 

This is the mark -\- of Wattawyt, with his own hand set, for 

himself and for his son. 
This is the mark -\- of Sassionoha, with her own hand set, for 
herself and for her son. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Arnout Cor[nelise Viele'], Interpreter. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Eqt. Livingston, Seor. 



Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Ands. Teller, commis- 
saries, etc., Claes Janse Van Boekhooven, who declared that he had in 
true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for 



> This was the name of an Indian residing in tbis neighborliood. 



174 Albany County Records. 

the behoof of Teunis Willen.se ^ Van Wout Bergh, in a certain piece of 
arable land often morgens, lying on the other side of the river at Oanas- 
tagioene, to the east of the aforesaid Claas Janse'sbouwery, with the 
ri|ht to the woods with his neighbors for a range for his cattle and other 
purposes, which piece of land Teunis aforesaid at present occupies and 
tills; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a con-veyajice given him 
by Harme Vedder and Barent Rynderse, of date the 31st of October, 1677, 
being a part of his half then conveyed, whereto reference is here made 
and that free and unencumbered, with no claims standing or issuing against 
the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the grantor s making 
the least pretensions to it any more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny as well as the last, and giving there- 
fore plenam actionem cessam, and perfect power to the aforesaid Teunis 
Willemse Van Wout Berg, his heirs and successors, or those who may 
acquire his right and title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land 
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects; promising the 
same to defend against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
or charges which are lawful; and further, never more to do nor suffer 
anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 8th of Feb, 167-|. 

This is the mark of -{- Claes Janse Van Boekhoven. 

Richard Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

RoBT. LiviNUSTON, Secr. 

Appeared before me Ho. Livingston, secr., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Andr. Teller, commissaries, etc., 
Ro. Sanders, who declared that he had in true rights, free ownership, 
granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the behoof of Paulus Mar- 
tense [Van Benthuysen], raemmaker,^ a certain parcel of land, lying 
without the town of Albany, without the gate by Hend. Rooseboom,^ 
lying to the south of Claas Gerritse's, to the north [of] Jacob Tyssen 
[Van der Heyden], to the west the land belonging to Andries Ue Vos,* 
and to the east of the public highway [North Pearl street] ; being in 
breadth in front five rods [60 ft.], and in the rear four rods and four feet, 
and in length ten rods [120 ft.] ; which the grantor does by virtue of a 
conveyance to him given by Hendrik Marcelis, of date the 14th Decem- 
ber, 1677, to which reference is here made, this being a just half of the 
lot mentioned in the patent of said Marcelis, the other half, being the 
rear, has been sold to Volkie Van Hoesen,5 and that free and unencum- 
bered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same (excepting the 
lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least pretension to it 



1 TeimiB Willemse and wife, Jannetie Hendrikse, had three children baptized in Albany 
1696-1100. 

= Sash maker. 

3 This gate was at the junction of North Pearl and Steuben streets. 

^ Andries De Yos's land lay on the west side of North Pearl street, and extended north from 
Steuben street to Fox creek. 

s Volkie VanHoesen was the wife of Jan Franse Van Hoesen, the first settler. 



Albany County Records. 175 

any more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam, and 
full power to the aforesaid Paul Martense Raemmaker, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or those who may hereafter acquire his right and title, to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and efi"ects ; promising the aforesaid lot to defend against all persons, 
and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges which may hereafter 
arise, and never more to do nor allow anything to be done against the 
same, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor 
according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 21st of Feb., 167|-. 

KoBBEET Sanders. 
Rich. Pretty. 
A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

Eo. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seor., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Ands. Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Paulus Martense [Van Benthuysen], Raemmaker, who declared that 
he had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred 
to and for the behoof of Mr. David Schuyler and Lawrence Van Ale, in 
a certain lot lying without the town of Albany, without the gate by 
Hend. Rooseboom, lying to the south of Claes Gerritse, to the north of 
Jacob Tyssen [Van der Heyden], to the west the land belonging to An- 
dries De Vos, and to the east of the public highway [North Pearl street], 
being in breadth in front five rods, and in the rear four rods and four 
feet, and in length ten rods ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a 
conveyance to him given by Ro. Sanders, of date the 11th of Feb., 167-|-, 
to which reference is here made, this being the just half of what was 
mentioned in the patent of Hend. Marcelis, of date the 11th of May, 1667, 
the other half, being the rear, was sold to Volkie Van Hoese, and that 
free and unencumbered, with no claim standing nor issuing against it 
(excepting the lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least 
pretension to it any more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam 
actionem, cessam, and full power to the aforesaid David Schuyler and 
Lawrence Van Ale, their heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
receive his right or title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as 
they might do with their own patrimonial estates and effects ; promising 
the aforesaid lot to defend against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges which may hereafter arise, and never more 
to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 22d Feb., 167f 

Paultjs Martense. 

Rich'd Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer, 



176 Albany County Records. 

Aopeared before me Ko. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
tlie honorable Messieurs Dirk Wessels and A. Teller, commissaries etc., 
Jan Jause Bleecker and Jacob Sanderse Glen, attorneys for Jan Ueyn- 
drix Van Bael, who declared that they had granted, conveyed and trans- 
ferred to and for the behoof of Paulus Martense [Van Benthuysen], 
Raemmaker, a certain lot lying without the town of Albany by the gate 
where the court house stands,i bounding on the north the garden ot 
Harme Bastiaense [Visscher], to the south the common way to the shore 
[Division street], to the east of the highway [Broadway], in breadth live 
rods and three and a half feet, length to the river path,- which the 
grantors do by virtue of a patent granted to Van Bael by the late governor 
general, Richard Nicolls, of date the 30th of April, 1677, all as it lies in 
fence free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against 
the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the grantors' making 
the least pretension to it any more ; acknowledging that they are fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving 
'plenam actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Paulus Martense, 
his heirs and successors, or those who hereafter may acquire his right and 
title, to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects; promising the said lot to defend against 
all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims or charges which may 
hereafter arise, and never more to do nor suffer anything to be done 
against the same, either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, 
under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the 25th of Feb., 167|. 

Jan Janse Bleecker. 
Jacob Sandeesb &len. 

A. Teller. 

Dirck Wessels. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro». Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
of the honorable Messieurs Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, cornmis- 
saries, etc., Annetie Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse [Van Schaiek], 
deceased, who declared that she had in true rights, free ownership, given 
and presented to and for the behoof of Gerrit Van Sehaick,3 in a cer- 
tain house and lot standing and lying without the town of Albany, on the 
Third kil [Fox creek]; bounded north and west by the lot of Gerrit 
Reyerse,* south and east by the public highway, being six rods in length 
aud in breadth four rods ; "' all which she, by these presents, grants, con- 

1 The court house Btood on the eaet comer of Hudson street and Broadway, just inside the 
Btockadoes. 

2 This lot of Van Bael, probably a garden, was on the east corner of Division street and Broad- 
way. 

3 Gerrit Van Schaicb: was the eldest eon of Goosen Gerritse Van Schaiclc, the first settler. He 
married Alida Van Slichtenhorst, daughter of Barent Arentse Van Slichtenhorst, and died 11 
Nov., 1679. His widow afterwards married Pieter Davidse Schuyler, whom she outlived. 

■1 Gerrit Reyerse came from Utrecht, and was in Beverwyclc as early as 1656 (Deeds i, 49). In 
1665 he married Annatie Janse, of Amsterdam, in New York, and in his will, made 15 Feb., 169%, 
he mentions five children then living. He was atrader, and in 1660 and 1662 made two voyages 
to Patria. His two logs of these voyages are still preserved. His descendants pass by the name 
of Gerriteen. 

1 This lot was on the north corner of Broadway aud Columbia street. 



Albany County Records. 177 

veys and transfers to Grerrit Van Schayk* aforesaid, by virtue of a patent 
granted her late husband by the late governor general, Eich. Nicolls, of 
date the 25th of April, 1667, to which reference is here made, and that 
free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the 
same (excepting the lord's (heer zyn) right), and without the grantor's 
making the least pretension thereto any more; acknowledging that she 
has given and presented the aforesaid house and lot to Gerrit Shayk 
aforenamed, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam, and full power 
to Gerrit Van Shayk, his heirs and successors, or those who may here- 
after receive his right and title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
house and lot as he might do with his patrimonial estate and effects ; 
promising the same to defend against all persons, and to free it from all 
trouble, claims and charges ; and further, never more to do nor suffer 
anything to be done against the same, either with or without the laws, in 
any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to 
law. 

Done in Albany, the 4th of March, 167|. 

Annetge Lievens. 

Rich'd Pretty, 

A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Ands. Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Cornelis Cornelise Van der Hoeve, who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for the 
behoof of Arent Jacobse, in his house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany, between the houses of Mr. William Loveridge, hat maker, and 
Jacob Staes, with all that is thereon, fast by earth and nailed ; in breadth 
in front on the street four and twenty wood feet, length five and fifty 
feet, and breadth in the rear 8 feet, all as it lies inclosed in fence, which 
he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance made to him by Marte 
Hoffman, of date the 30th December, 1676, and that free and unencum- 
bered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same (excepting the 
lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least pretension to the 
same any more ; acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, and therefore girmgplenam actionem, cessam, 
and full power to the aforenamed Arent Jacobse, his heirs and successors, 
or those who may hereafter acquire his right and title, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own patri- 
monial estate and effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, 
and to free it from all troubles, claims and charges which are lawful ; and 
further, never more to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, 
either with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as 
provided therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, the 4th of March, 167|-. 

COUNELIS KOENELISSEN VaN DEE HOEVE. 

A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

RC^. Livingston, Seor. 
23 



178 Albany County Records. 

Appeared beforeme, Ro'. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, Annetie Lievens, widow of the late Goose Gerritse 
[Van Sohaiok], of the one side, and Zybrant Van Shayk ' of the other 
side, who declared that they have in amity and friendship agreed and 
made a bargain with each other in manner following, namely : Annetie 
Lievens acknowledges that she has sold, and Zybrant Van Shayk that he 
has bought, the grantor's half of a certain brewery, lot and garden, with 
all the rights of the same, kettles, tubs, etc.,- at present possessed by 
Pieter Lassing, who owns the other half; he, the buyer, taking upon 
himself all the debts and credits which exist at this time, so that the seller 
is at once released therefrom, as well from the income as the receipts ; the 
aforesaid half brewery shall be delivered to the buyer at once ; for which 
Zybrant Goosens aforesaid promises to pay the number of one hundred 
good whole merchantable beaver skins, in two payments, the first on the 
first day of August this year, the quantity of sixty beavers, and the 
second payment on the first of August, 1679, the remaining forty beavers ; 
the seller shall be holden after the second payment to give a perfect con- 
veyance, with all the rights of the same, just as it was conveyed to her 
late husband by Harme Kutgers (excepting the lord's right) ; all that is 
stated above the contracting parties shall surely and truly keep. 

Thus done without craft or guile, in the presence of Mr. Andries Teller 
and Mr. Dirk Wessels, commissaries of this town of Albany, on this 5th 
of March, 167|. 

Annetge Lievens. 
Stbrant Van Schaick. 
A. Teller. 
Dirck TFesseZs \Ten Broecli\. 

In my presence, 

Ro'^. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable Messieurs Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, commissa- 
ries, etc., Arent Jacobse, who declared that he had in true rights, free 
ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, to and for the behoof of 
William Loveridge, Sen^., hatter, in his house and lot standing and lying 
here in Albany, jjetween the houses of said William Loveridge and 
Jacob Staes, with all that is therein fast by earth and nailed ; in breadth 
in front on the street four and twenty wood feet, length to the rear fifty- 
five" feet, where the breadth is eight feet, all as it now lies inclosed in 
fence ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance received by 
him from Cornelis Cornelise Van der Hoeven, of date the 4th of March 
of the year 167-|-, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing 
or issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the 
grantor's making the least pretension to it any more ; acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
therefore giving plenum actionem cessam, and full power to the afore- 

1 Sybrant Van Schaick was bod of Qoosen Gerritse Van' Schaick. He married Elizabeth 
Van aer Poel, who, after his death, in 1686, contracted marriage with Bennony Van Curler At 
that time she had four children by her first husband. In 1736 the above brewery was owned by 
Sybrant (Antonissen f ) Van Schaick. ' ■' 

= Thisbrewerystoodiipontheeasthalf of the present Exchange block, and remained in pos- 
session of the Van Schaick family to 1735 or later. ^ 



Albany Goimty Records. 179 

named William Loveridge, Sen''., his heirs and successors, or those who 
may hereafter acquire his right and title, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects ; promising to defend the same against all persons, and to free 
it from all trouble, claims and charges which are lawful ; and further, never 
more to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or 
without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor by law. 

Done in Albany, this 8th of March, 167f . 

Aeendt Jacobsen. 
A. Teller. 
In my presence, 

EoBT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Eobt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the honorable Messieurs Philip Schuyler and Richard Pretty, commis- 
saries, etc., Dirkie de Weevers, wife of Jan Martense [Weaver or de 
Weever], who acknowledged that she is well and truly indebted, and in 
arrears, to Jacob Lokermans in the sum of eight hundred and twenty-six 
guilders and twelve stuivers in beavers, growing out of the matter of 
moneys paid, and goods to her content received ; which aforesaid eight 
hundred and twenty-six guilders, twelve stuivers in beavers, the mortgagor 
to Jacob Lookermans, or his order, promises to pay in good merchantable 
winter wheat, at five schepels ' the beaver ; to pay it in the space of one 
year, beginning from this date, with yearly interest at 10 per cent; 
pledging therefor specially her bouwery, with house and barn, lying at 
Kinderhoek, with horses and cattle belonging thereto, and generally her 
person and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, 
submitting the same to the force of all magistrates, courts, laws and 
judges, to promote payment in due time, if need be, without cost and loss. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of May, 1678. 

Derck-Ien Hermens. 
Philip Schuyler. 
Rich'd Pretty. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro'^. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Capt. Jan Cloete, on the one side, and .Jan 
Conell and Gerrit Teunisse [Van Vechten],' of the other side, who de- 
claTed that they had in amity and friendship made a bargain with each 
other in regard to his, Jan Cloete's, claim and right which he has in 
Catskil, viz : First. — Jan Cloet acknowledges that he has sold, and Jan 
Conell and Gerrit Teunise that they have bought his, Jan Cloet's, claim 
and right which he has in Catskil, being the half of the land that the 
Indians own, he having a mortgage thereon, of date the 15th of January, 
1671, to which reference is here made ; for which claim they, the buyers, 
promise to pay the quantity of one hundred beaver skins, to wit, twenty- 



1 A schepel was about three pecks English, 

1 Qerrlt Tennise Van Vechtea had two sons, Johannes, by his first wife, Antje Janse, and 
Volkert, by his second wife, Grietje Volkertse Douw. He made his will 8 March, 1680 -1. 



180 Albany Cminty Records. 

five beavers this summer, and the remaining seventy-five beavers in the 
space of six years next coming, each year a sixth part, well understanding 
that if the Indians who gave him the mortgage pay him this summer, then 
this sale shall be null and of no efi'ect; about which the contracting par- 
ties are well content, pledging therefor their respective persons and 
estates, personal and real, present and future, for the performance of the 
above agreement. 

Done in Albany, without craft or guile, this 2d of April, 1678. 

Johannes Cltjte. 

John Conell. 
This is the mark * of Gerrit Tetjnise. 

Testes : 
Arnout Cor. Viele. 
William Loveridge, Jun^. 

In my presence, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Eo». Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable Messieurs Rich. Pretty and Ands. Teller, commissaries, 
etc., Hendrick Meese Vrooman,i who acknowledged that he is well and 
truly indebted, and in arrears, to Robert Sanders, in the sum of seventy- 
seven guilders and fourteen stuivers beavers, and four hundred and forty- 
seven guilders and fourteen stuivers in seawant, and a hundred and nine 
schepels of good winter wheat, growing out of goods received to his con- 
tent, an obligation hereof having passed, of date the 9th of June, 1676, 
which is herewith destroyed ; which aforesaid seventy-seven guilders 14 
stuivers in beavers, four hundred and forty-seven guilders 14 stuivers 
seewant, and one hundred and nine schepels of wheat the mortgagor pro- 
mises to pay before the first of June next coming, in wheat, at five 
schepels, and peas at six schepels the beavers, and failing in payment he 
shall be holden to pay as interest, for the whole sum twenty-one schepels of 
wheat,, yearly, commencing on the first of June, 1678 ; pledging therefor 
his house and barn standing and lying in the south end of the village of 
Schenectady, 2 and generally his person and estate, personal and real, 
present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the force of 
all magistrates, courts, laws and judges. 

Thus done, without craft or guile, in Albany, this 4th of April, 1678. 

Heinderick Meesen Vrooman. 
Rich'd Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Robt. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence 
of the afternamed witnesses, Harme Gansevoort, of the one side, and Jan 
Conell of the other side, who declared that they had, in amity and 

1 Hendrik Meese Vrooman was one of the three brothers who settled early in Albany He was 
among the earliest inhabitants of Schenectady, where he was killed Feb. 9, 1690 at the sack of 
the town. His son Bartholomew was killed in- Saratoga the same year, by the Indians His 
other sons, Adam and Jan, lived in Schenectady, and had large families. 

- His lot was on the north aide of State street, Schenectady, and extended from Centre street 
to the New York Central rail road depot, which covers a portion of his ground. 



Albany Oounty Records. 181 

friendship, covenanted and agreed with each other in relation to the sale 

of his, Harme Gansevoort's bouwery at Catskil, as follows : Firstly. 

Harme Gansevoort acknowledges that he has sold, and Jan Conell that 
he has bought of him, the aforesaid bouwery of Harme Gansevoort, lying 
at Catskil, with all its appendages, the superstructure, house, fences, etc., 
except a new ham that is now built, and the horses, cattle, etc., he not 
being holden to deliver anything but the land and what belongs thereto. 
The seller shall make the delivery on the 2d of Nov., 1678, and after the 
last payment he is to give a perfect conveyance. For which bouwery and 
the rights of the same, the aforenamed Jan Conell promises to pay to the 
aforesaid Harme Gansevoort the number of two hundred merchantable 
beaver skins, to wit, five and twenty beavers in the space of eight days, 
and the remaining one hundred and seventy-five beavers within the six 
following years, in each a just sixth part ; wherewith the contracting 
parties are well content. 

Done in Albany, without craft or guile, the 20th of April, 1678. 

Harmen Gansevoet. 
John Conell. 
Jan Oornelise Roodt. 

This is the mark -j- 0/ Jacobus de Brower. 
In my presence, 

E. Livingston, Seer. 

[Note in the margin of the above paper.] The 22d of Nov., 1679, H. 
Gansevoort acknowledges that he has received of J. Conell, on an ac- 
counting, for the bouwery, four and fifty beavers and one crown. 

Appeared before me R. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Harme Gansevoort of the one side, and William 

Joohemse of the other side, who declared that they had in amity and 

friendship covenanted and agreed with each other in relation to the sale 
of the sowed land at Catskil, on his, Harme's, bouwery, which he has this 
day sold to Jan Conell, as follows : Firstly. — Harme, aforesaid, acknow- 
ledges that he has sold, and William Joohemse that he has bought, 40 
schepels of good sowed winter wheat on his, the aforesaid Harme Ganse- 
voort's, bowery at Catskill, and that for the sum of forty good merchantable 
beaver skins, to be paid, the first half, being 20 beavers, in December 
coming, and the other half next March, 1679, on condition that Harme 
Gansevoort at once relinquishes the aforesaid bouwery, which herewith 
he does, making a complete resignation of the sowed land there, and 
delivering the same to the aforesaid Willem Joohemse, to be used for his 
profit ; about which the contracting parties are well content. 

Done in Albany, without craft or guile, on this 20th of April, 1678. 

Harmen Gansevoort. 
Testes : Willem Jochemsen. 

Birch Alhertse Brat. 
Jacob Theysen. (?) 

In my presence, 

Eo'^. Livingston, Seer. 

[Note in the margin of the above paper.] On this, the 22d of No- 
vember, 1679, Harme Gansevoort acknowledges that he is at once paid 



182 Albany County Records. 

and satisfied for the sowed land at Catskil, being forty beavers; in 
acknowledgment of which he has signed this with his own hand. 
Dated ut supra. 

Harmen Gansevoort. 

Acknowledged before me. 

Ro'^. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro'. Livingston, seer., etc., Claes Willemse Van 
Coppernoll,! of the one side, and Jan Conell, of the other side, who de- 
clared that they had in amity and friendship covenanted with each other 
in form and manner following : Firstly. — Claes Willemse acknowledges 
that he has let himself and his wife, and Jan Conell that he has hired them 
for the space of a whole year, commencing with the 18th of June, 1678, and 
ending with the 18th of June, 1679, to be his farm superintendent (Jomw- 
meester), on his bouwery at Catskil, and his wife to do such other services as 
may be there needful ; and that for the sum of two and forty good merchant- 
able beaver's skins [1184.40], one-half to be paid the next winter in wheat, 
at market price, and the other half at the end of his term of service in bea- 
vers; his wife shall be furnished with soap to wash for herself and others 
on the bouwery [and said Claes and his wife], promise to serve Jan Conell 
faithfully, in all proper services, according to the bounden duty of a 
servant to a master ; with which the contracting parties are well content ; 
thereto pledging their respective and estates, personal and real, present 
and future, nothing excepted, and submitting the same to the force of all 
magistrates, courts and laws. 

Done in Albany, without craft or guile, this 30th of May, 1678. 

Klaes Willemse. 
John Conell. 
Testes : 
Wm. Parker. 
William Loveridge, Junr. 
In my presence, 

Ro, Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro'. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates Mr. Rich. Pretty and Mr. Jan Thomase [Min- 
gael], commissaries, etc., a certain Mahikander Indian, called by Christians 
Knaep, and by the Indians Pauntachtnatt, who (being commissioned by 
his aunt, named Paunichkam), declared that he was full paid and satisfied 
by Mr. Dirck Wessells [Ten Broeck], and Mr. Cornells Van Dyck, citi- 
zens of this town, for their right and title to a certain piece of land lying 
on the east side of the Hudson river, behind Jan Ooms, about five Eng- 
lish miles off from the shore, being a swale \yly'\ named by the Indians 
Taxkichenok, extending to or bounding upon a certain piece of wood 
land named Tamschenakassik, and also another piece of land named 
Kekantik, having been heretofore maize land, and stretching to the river • 
all of which aforesaid land, as well the swale as the other two pieces of 



the Bouth bank of the Mohiwk river, 15 mile« wo^t ol Knelt'V 1" aVa<^eXd deWUl"^™ 
ftov?a» o? Sch^,°Sdy''"°"'° "'""''' ^"'' ^'"'' """ "" deathf^arri^d, about ITO, JoSan 



Albany County Records. 183 

wood land, together witt the kils, creeks, woods, and the rights to the 
same, he, Knaep, and his aunt aforesaid, he for her, transfer, grant and 
convey to Mr. D. Wessells and Mr. Cornelis Van Dyck, with all their 
title and ownership therein, which they, the late proprietors, possessed, 
resigning and giving a perfect release, by these presents, for them and for 
their heirs, of the claims which they had therein, to and for the behoof of 
the aforesaid Mons. Dirk Wessells and Mr, Corn. Van Dyk, their heirs 
and successors, or those who may hereafter receive their right and title, 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land, and the appendances and 
dependences of the same, as well the swale as the two other pieces of 
wood land that belong thereto, as well the kils and creeks as other things, 
as they might do with their own patrimonial estates and effects ; promising 
the same to defend against all persons, and to free them from all trouble, 
claims or charges which may hereafter arise, and never more to do nor 
suffer anything to be done against the same, either with or without law, 
in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor accord- 
ing to law, their honors [the commissaries], herewith granting consent to 
solicit a patent of the right honorable, the governor general. 

Thus done in Albany, being interpreted by Arnout Corn. Viele, in 
presence of a certain Mahikander named Thamokenik, on this the 11th 
day of June, 1678. 



^=:^ 



This is the mark C Z> of Knaep, 

with his own ^ ^ hand set. 






This is the mark \ J of Thamokenik, 
with his own V^ hand set. 

Witness : 
Richard Pretty. 
Jan Thomase. \ 

Arnout Cor. Viele, interpreter. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Rich. Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wessells, com- 
missaries, etc., Jan Thomase [Mingael], who declared that he had in true 
rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred, in real and 
actual possession, to and for the behoof of Johannes De Wandelaer,i 
burgher of this town, in a certain house and lot standing and lying here 
in Albany, on the hill, on the corner of Bergh [now Chapel] street, 
where Johannes [Wandelaer] aforesaid at present dwells ; in breadth in 
front on the street [now State], to the south two rods three and a half 
inches, and breadth in the rear two rods and three inches, length to the 
west on the Bergh street three rods and a half, and on the east side on 

1 Johannes De Wandelaer was from Leyden ; in 1672 lie married Sara Schepmoes in New 
York, and took up his residence in Albany. In his will, made in 1705, he mentions eight 
children then living. His wife was probably then deceased. In 1702, he is called "merchant of 
New Tork " (Deeds, iv). In 17II and 1714 a Johaimes De Wandelaer, perhaps his son, owned the 
west comer of Maiden lane and Btoaiway. —Aliany AnmjiB, ti, 264. 



184 Albany County Records. 

[Jacob Janse] Schermerhooren four rods and one foot,i which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance given him by the honorable the 
commissaries, of date the {f^H;], 1668, being lot 5, granted himin con- 
sideration for a certain lot which the court received from him, the 
grantor, by way of exchange, giving consent also to solicit a patent from 
the right honorable the governor general ; [said lot] being free and un- 
encumbered, with no claimstanding or issuing against the same (excepting 
the lord's right), and without the grantor's making the least pretension 
to it any morej acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, and therefore gWmp^plenam actionem cessam, 
and full power to the aforesaid Johannes De Wandelaer, his heirs and 
successors, to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects; promising never more to do nor suffer 
anything to be done against the same, in any manner whatsoever, either 
with or without law, under obligation as provided therefor according to law. 
Done in Albany, the iSth of June, 1678. 

Jan Thomase. 
Rich'd Pretty. 
Dirck Wessels. 

Acknowledged before me, 

KoT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wessells, com- 
missaries, etc., Sweer Teunise [Van Velsen], citizen of Schenectady, who 
declared that he had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed 
and transferred to and for the behoof of Wouter Aerse Raemmaker,- in a 
certain lot lying without the town of Albany, by Gerrit Ryersen's, where 
his, the grantor's, house stood, now lately taken down and carried to 
Schaenhechtady ; in breadth on the east side against the road [Broad- 
way], nine rods [108 feet Ryn.], to the west, in the rear, eight rods and a 
half [102 feet Ryn.],^ to the north against the cart road [Van Tromp 
street], eight rods, nine feet and a half [1051 feet Ryn.], Rynland measure ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted him by the 
right honorable the governor general, Rich'd Nicolls, deceased, of date 
the 15th of April, 1667, to which reference is here made, and that free 
and unencumbered, with no claim standing or issuing against the same, 
excepting the lord's right, and without the grantor's making the least 
pretension any more to it; acknowledging that he is fully paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving 
plenani actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid Wouter Aerse 
Raemmaker, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter acquire 
his right and title, to do with and to dispose of the aforesaid lot as he 
might do with his other patrimonial estate and effects ; promising to de- 
fend the same against all persons, and to free it from all trouble, claims 
and charges which may hereafter arise, and never more to do nor suffer 



1 Thia lot was on the east corner of State and Chapel streets, the rods mentioned were Ehyn- 
land rods, of twelve feet each ; each foot containing about 13.36 English inches. 

2 Sashmaker. 

3 This lot was north of the town's stockadoes, on the west comer of Broadway and Van Tromp 
street.QerntKyerse'Blot lying to the south. ... "«^v 



Albany County Records. 185 

anytHng to be done against the same, either with or without law, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to 
law. 

T)one in Albany, the 12th of June, 1678. 

SWEER ThOONUSSEN. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ko. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, Mr. Rich'd Pretty and Mr. Dirk Wessells 
[Ten Broeck], commissaries, etc., Jan Thomase [MingaelJ, who declared 
that in true rights, free ownership, he had granted, conveyed and trans- 
ferred, to and for the behoof of Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren,i husband 
and guardian of Ariaantje Arentse [Brat], late widow of Elmer Otte, de- 
ceased, in a certain lot lying here in Albany, on the hill, upon which at 
present the house of Dom. Nic. Van Rensselaer and the house of Jan 
Witthardt stand, being in breadth in front to the south, on the street, 
three rods eight feet and six inches [4-4J ft.], and to the north three rods 
three feet six inches [39 J ft.], in length to the west on the hill, five rods 
and eleven feet [71 ft.], and to the east on the street, six rods and one 
foot [73 ft.] ; - which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a patent given 
him by the late governor general, Rich. NicoUs, deceased, of date the 
29th of April, 1667, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim 
standing or issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right) and 
without the grantor's making the least pretensions any more to itj 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem, cessam, and full 
power to the aforesaid Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or those who may hereafter acquire his title and right, to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his other patrimonial 
estate and effects ; promising the same to defend against all persons, and 
to free it from every trouble, claim or charge which may hereafter arise, 
and never more to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, 
with or without law, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as pro- 
vided therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, this 13th of June, 1678. 

Jan Thomase. 
Richard Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates, 31r. Richard Pretty and Mr. A. Teller, com- 
missaries, etc., the Honorable Jan Thomase [Mingael], who declared that 
he had, in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred 

* Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren, eon of Jacob Janee Schennerbooren, and one of the early 
Bettlers of Schenectady. For many years he was the sole snrvivlng patentee of the town, 
managing all its affairs in his own name. He married Ariaantpe Arentse Brat, widow of Helmer 
Otten, and occupied his farm at Schenectady, a portion of which is still held by his descendants. 
He left a large ranuly, and a handsome property for the times. 

' This lot was on the iiorth comer of North Pearl and State streets. 

24 



186 Albany County Records. 

to and for the behoof of Mr. Cornelis Steenwyk, merchant of New York, 
in a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, on the 
Yonker [State] street, in which Hamburge at present dwells; bounded 
south and west by the public streets, north by the house and _ lot of Mr. 
Timo. Cooper, and east by the house of Hieronimus Wendell, in breadth, 
in front on the street, to the south, two rods six feet, two inches, breadth 
in the rear, two rods and three feet, length to the east, five rods ten feet 
and four inches, and to the west, on the street, five rods and nine feet 
Kynland measure ; ' which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a patent 
which came to him from the right honorable the governor general, 
Kiohard Nicolls, of date the 29th of April, 1667, to which reference is 
here made ; and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the 
grantor's making the least pretension to it any more ; acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
therefore giving plenain actionem cessam, and full power to the aforesaid 
Mr. Cornelis Steenwyk, his heirs and successors, or those who may here- 
after acquire his right and title, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
house and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and efi'ects ; 
promising the same to defend against all persons, and to free it from 
every trouble, claim and charge which which may hereafter arise, and 
never more to do nor suff'er anything to be done against the same, in any 
manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor according to 
law. 

Done in Albany, the 14th of June, 1678. 

Jan Thomase. 

Rich'd Pretty. 

A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

KoT. Livingston, Seer. 

Appeared before me Ro. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Philip Schuyler and Mr. Richard Pretty, com- 
missaries, etc., Jacob Abrahamse Cuyper, who declared that he had in 
true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to and for 
the behoof of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, alias Gow, in a certain house and 
lot standing and lying here in Albany ; bounding to the south and west 
upon Jochem Ketelheyn's, to the north on the house of the aforesaid Jan 
Grow, to the east on the public street, length three rods nine feet seven 
inches, and in breadth one rod eight feet and one inch ; which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of a patent which came to him from the late 
governor general, Rich'd Nicolls, of date the 22d of May, 1667, to which 
reference is here made, and that free and unencumbered, with no claim 
standing or issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), and 
without the grantor's making the least pretensions to the same anymore; 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, and therefore giving plenum actionem cessam, and full 
power to the aforesaid Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, to do with or to dispose of 
the same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects ; pro- 



■ This lot was on the east corner of Nortla Pearl and State streets. 



Albany County Records. 187 

mising the same to defend against every person, and to free the same 
from every trouble, claim or charge which may hereafter arise, and never 
more to do nor suffer anything to be done against the same, in any manner 
whatsoever, under obligation as provided therefor by law. 
Done in Albany, the 20th of June, 1678. 

Jacob Abrahamsen. 
PJiilij) Schuyler. 
Richard Pretty. 



Acknowledged before me. 



Eof. Livingston, Seer. 



Appeared before me Ro'. Livingston, seer., etc., and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates, Mr. Richard Pretty and Mr. Ands. Teller, com- 
missaries, etc., Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, alias Grow, who declared that he 
had in true rights, free ownership, granted, conveyed and transferred to 
and for the behoof of Jan Andriese Douw,i in a certain house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany ; bounding to the south and west 
Jochim Ketelhuyn's, to the north the house of the aforesaid Gow, and to 
the east the public street, in length three rods nine feet seven inches, and 
in breadth one rod eight feet one inch ; with the reservation that the 
alley between this house and the house of Jan Gow, shall remain in 
common, it being fifteen and a half feet wide, and in length to the rear of 
said Gow's house ; which he, the grafltor, does by virtue of a conveyance 
received by him to-day from Jacob Abrahamse, to which reference is 
here made ; and that free and unencumbered, with no claim standing or 
issuing against the same (excepting the lord's right), and without the 
grantor's making the least pretension to it any more ; acknowledging that 
he is folly paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
therefore giving ^Zenani. actionem cessam, and fall power to the aforesaid 
Jan Andriese Douw, his heirs and successors, or those who may hereafter 
acquire his right and title, to do with and dispose of the same as he might 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects ; promising the same to de- 
fend against all persons, and to free it from every trouble, claim and charge 
which are lawful, and never more to do nor to suffer anything to be done 
against the same, in any manner whatsoever, under obligation as provided 
therefor according to law. 

Done in Albany, the 20th of June, 1678. 

This is the mark -|- of Jan Corn. Vyselaer, 
with his own hand set. 
Eich'd Pretty. 
A. Teller. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro. Livingston, Seer. 



[end op vol. I OF DEEDS.] 



1 Jan Andriea Donw may have been related to Volkert Janse Douw ; if so, tbe relationaMp 
does not appear. He had two children baptized in Albany in 1684 - 9, and three, 1691 - 6, in 
New Tork, where, perhaps, he became a permanent resident. 



188 Albany Gowity Records. 



[volume II.] 

On this nineteenth day of August, of the year after the birth of our 
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, sixteen hundred and fifty-four, in the 
forenoon, appeared before me Johannes Dyckman,i in the service of the 
privileged West India Company, clerk {commys], and vice director of 
Fort Orange, Honorable Jan Labatie, burgher in Beverwyck, and de- 
clared (getiede) that he had granted, transferred and conveyed to the 
Honorable Mr. Paulo Schrick,^ merchant, his certain lot lying in the 
Manathans, in New Amsterdam, lying between skipper Willem Thomasse 
and Isaak de Eoreest, the patent of which is in the custody of Karel Van 
Brugge; that he may sell said lot, or cause it to be sold and conveyed by 
some other person, and release to execute, as if he, Labatie, were himself 
in his own person present, with power to do all such things as appertain 
to the same ; the money to collect, or cause to be collected, demanded and 
received ; also, the same to keep together with the former sums ; and these 
receipts, and the whole amount which shall come from the sale of the lot, 
shall be used to lessen all such sums of money as the aforesaid Mr. Paulo 
Schrick is to receive from said Labatie. 

In witness whereof, this was signed with his own hand, in Fort Orange, 
of the date aforesaid. 

Jan Labatie. 

Which I affirm was so executed. 

Joannes Dyckman. 



On this, the twentieth day of August, in the year of our Lord sixteen 
hundred and fifty-four, in the forenoon, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, in the service, etc., the Honorable Paulus Schrick, merchant, 
and declared that he had appointed and empowered, as by these presents 
he does appoint and empower, the Keverend Dominus Gideon Schaets and 
the Honorable Jan Verbeeck, commissary of the honorable court here, in 
his, the subscriber's name, and for his sake, to demand, collect and receive 
all such sums of money as upon a settlement shall be coming to the 
honorable Mr. Schrick aforesaid from Jan Labatie and Hendrick Janse 
Westerkamp, for which they have in general pledged all their estates for 
the satisfying of the aforesaid payment, and specially Jan Labatie's house 
standing in the fort, with the garden thereto belonging, which he, Labatie, 
will permit to be sold at the time promised, the aforesaid, the honorable 
attorneys, taking good and needful care that everything is done which is 
needful to be done for the collecting of the moneys, besides at the proper 
time a settlement thereof to make ; in like manner, also, with the house 
of Hendrick Janse Westerkamp, which was also mortgaged therefor, and 
in favor of which he, the subscriber, has acknowledged a bill of preference 

' Johannes Dyckman came to New Nctherland aa book-keeper, ml6Bl.— Annals of Albany , iv, 
72. He had been first clerk to the chamber at AmBterdam, and sailed from Holland in April, 
1651 ; went to Fort Orange as commies in the same year.— Aew Nelherland Register. In 1056 he 
became deranged, and was superseded by. Tolmnnes Do Decker.— O'CWtoo/iaij's Hislm-y of Neiv 
Netfierland, His wife's name was Maria Bosyns. 

2 Paulus Schrick was a citizen of New Amsterdam, 



Albany Ccmnty Records. 189 

(acte van pre/erentie) before the court ; as before, also, an estimate to make 
(te laten omslag), and then to sell said house for the satisfying of the 
moneys due the subscriber from him,i ***** [wanting], 
and to acknowledge what their honors' [the attorneys,] substitutes shall 
do therein, provided they make a proper statement of the receipts m/o?-mo, 
all faithful and true. 

These, by the subscriber, with his own hand signed, in Fort Orange, 
of date aforesaid, in presence of Mr. Johan de Hulter and Mr. Franz 
Barentse Pastoor, commissaries of this jurisdiction, and also subscribed by 
them, as witnesses for that purpose invited. 

Paulus Scheeek. 
-lis witnesses : 
Johan de Suiter. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



I, the undersigned Jan Labatie, in accordance with the above written 
power of attorney, promise to give possession of the aforesaid house of 
mine, standing in the fort, altogether and immediately; also in conformity 
with the above power to permit their honors, the substitutes [for the above 
mentioned attorneys], whenever it is proper and serviceable, to sell, collect 
and pay such debts as I owe to Mr. Paulo Sohrick, provided that after a 
settlement, what remains over, shall inure to my benefit. 

Done in Fort Orange, this 20th of August, 1654. 

Jan Labatie. 



As Jan Labatie has promised the above written, so will I, the under- 
signed, also promise the same, as I also do, for Westerkamp. Datum ut 
supra. 

This is the mark of 1- Albertsen, in the name and for the 

sake of Hendrick Janse Westerkamp. 



On this 21st day of August, 1654, appeared before me Joannes Dyck- 
man, in the service of, etc., the honorable Wynant Gerritse Vander Poel 
(Jeistemaker'yj^ cabinetmaker, and declared that he had agreed with Adrian 
Dirrickse De Vries, in regard to an exchange of certain lots, providing 
that Wynant Gerritse, to lessen the high price of his own lot, shall take 
down and set upon his own lot, the barn from the lot of Adrian Dirkse, 
and providing moreover that Adrian Dirkse shall receive and there be paid 
him by Wynant Gerritse, four beavers, with the understanding and for 
the greater security that mutual possession shall be had of the aforesaid 
lots, thus giving both parties power of perfecting the delivery of both lots, 
under a pledge of their respective persons and estates ; real and personal, 
present and future, in accordance with the laws j and as an acknowlcdg- 



■ a small portion of the page is here wanting. 
2 Trunlimaker, joiner, cabinetmalcer, etc. 



190 Albany County Records. 

ment of tte truth, without craft or guile, the parties subscribe this with 
their own hands in Fort Orange, on the date above written. 

Wynant Gerritse V. D. Poet,. 
This is the mark of Adrian Q- DiRRiokse de Vkies, with his own 

hand set. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



On this the twenty-third day of August, in the year of our Lord 1654, 
appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable Gysbert 
Philipse Velthuysen,! and declared that he had appointed and empowered, 
as he by these presents does, etc., the honorable Paulus Schrick of Eep- 
kouw (who proposes on the first ship to depart from this country to 
patria)^ in his, the subscriber's, name, and for his behalf, to demand, 
collect and receive in Holland all such sums of money as are coming to 
this subscriber from Cornells Pieterse his father-in-law (beliout-vader), 
dwelling at Velthuysen ; with the aforesaid person to settle, liquidate and 
square accounts and the money of this subscriber on settlement of the 
accounts to receive, quittance therefor to give, and, further, to do all 
things therein as if the subscriber in his own person were present, yea, 
also, to do all those things that the matter specially demands. 

Thus done without craft or guile in Fort Orange, in the presence of 
Mr. Jacob de Hinsse, ohirurgeon, and Claas Plendrickse [Van Schoon- 
hoven], carpenter, as witnesses hereto called and asked, and who have 
also signed these presents. 

This is my own hand, Gysbert Phillipsen. 

As witnesses : 
J. De Hinsse. 
Glaes Hendrychse. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



Koeloff Jansen and Lammert Cornelise propose to sell the following 
goods on these conditions, to wit : That the payment for the purchased 
goods shall be made in good whole beavers, which payment shall be made 
within the space of four and twenty hours. ***** 

Paulus Martense [Van Benthuysen], the sashmaker, a strong ax 

and a plane, f i\q 

Three dishes, to Olaes Bendingh, f 2.00 

Cornelis Teunise, f 2.00 

Claes Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoveu], some chisels (bytels),.... / 1.16 

Mens the wheelwright, some chisels, , f 2.09 

Gillis Douwesse Fonda, sundries {alegaers), f 3.04 

Jan Labatie, sundry articles, f 4.00 

Jan Labatie, some planes (schaven), f i.QO 

Gerrit Swart, an adz and sundries, / 4. 00 



.t \&^ Ft J^n P^^^l^y residea at Bsopua, On 25 NoTember, 16B9, an order was granted 
at the request of Cornells Wj-nkoop for the appointment of curators oVer his estate left at 
Esopus, fie haymgheen murdered by the Indians.- Z)afcAJlfanwcnpte,xTi^3 ' 



Mhany County Records. 191 

Hendrick Jochemse, an ax and adz, f 2.14 

Claes Hendrickse, some chisels, , f 2.12 

Do. some chisels, / 2.11 

Gerrit Swart, some chisels, / 2.10 

Claas Bendigh, knife (mes), / 4.02 

Claes Hendrickse, a naildrawer (de hamer), / 3.11 

Glaes Bendinck, an auger (hoer'), / 2.11 

Jacob Janse Flodder (alias Gardenier), / 5.02 

Claes Janse Van Rotterdam, chisels, / 1.11 

Abraham Craboat, a hammer, / 1.14 

Pieter Bronck, some chisels, / 2.06 

Claes Bendingh, some chisels, ■ / 2.14 

Claes Hendrickse, some trumpery, / 3.10 

Gillis Douwese Fonda, some augers, / 4.12 

Jan Eoeloffse, chisels, / 5.03 

Jacob Janse Flodder, a chest, / 2.05 

Dirrick Bensinck, a chest, / 3.00 

Abraham Craboat, / 4.15 

Daniel Rinckhout, agun, / 16.10 

Hendrick Jochemse, a gun, / 21.10 

Abraham Craboat, a sword, / 13.00 

Jacob Janse Flodder, a tub of tobacco, / 6.02 

Paid, /140.04 

Lammert Cornelise, his goods, of date the 28d of August: 

Stoffel Janse [Abeel], sundries, / 8.09 

Claes Hendrickse, two slick chisels, / 12.04 

Claes Hendrickse, / 4.18 

Jacob Janse Flodder [Gardenier], some planes, / 7.00 

Claes Hendrickse, some planes, / 3.05 

Claes Bendingh, some planes, % / 2.14* 

Jan Koeloffse, some planes, / 4.09 

Jacob Janse Flodder, some trumpery, / 3.00 

Claes Hendrickse, some chissels, / 3.07 

Do. do. / 3.15 

Jacob Janse Flodder, a square, / 5.00 

Jan Roeloffse, some trumpery,... / 1.18 

Jacob Janse Flodder, some trumpery, / 3.01 

Claes Hendrickse, an ax,, , / 9.00 

Cornells Theunisse, a coat, / 38.00 

Caspar Jacobse [Halenbeck], an ax and auger, / 6.07 

Abraham Craboat, some traps, / 2.10 

Teunis Teunisse [Metselaer], / 8.00 

Claes Hendrickse, a coat, / 36.00 

Gisbert Gysen, two cushions, / 10.10 

Jacob Janse Plodder, some clothes, / 3.10 

Celes (?), Houteweel, / 11.05 

Harmen de Metselaer, two straps (riemen), / 8.00 

Andries Herbertsen, a gun, / 14.00 

Jan Gouw, some knives, / 2.10 

Jan Dyckman, / 7.05 



192 Albany County Records. 

Abraham Craboat, acoat, / ^-^0 

Jacob Janse Elodder, a coat, / °-^^ 

Jan Roeloffse, some trumpery, / ^■'■^ 

f 237.04 
Jan Gouw offered for sale a gun, which makes 181 (18 ?) 

guilders in money. . i .j . 

Jan Gouw and Harmen Janse wish to sell a certain casket, inlaid with 
ebony and other woods, on the following conditions, to wit : That the 
payment shall be made in good whole beavers ; which payment shall be 
made within twenty-four hours, without one hour longer delay, * * * 
Jacob Janse Flodder remained the buyer for thirty beavers and nineteen 

guilders. 

Jacob Janse Flodder. 

Also goods [belonging to] Jacob Tyssen [Van der Heyden]. 

Skipper Frederick, clothes, / 24.00 

JanMichielse [Van Edam],i a coat, / 14.06 

Jan Dyckman, some cushions, / 7.10 

Claes Hendrickse, some bells (?), / 4.05 

Andries Herbertsen, / 7.05 

Cornells Theunisse, some bands (hefferC), / 9.00 

Abraham Craboat, / 16.00 

Wynant Gerritse [V. D. Poel], amap, / 7.05 

JanLabatie, / 12.00 

Jacob , , / 16.00 

Cornells Theunise, a chest, / 6.05 

Jan Roeloffse, a gun, / 18.00 

Wynant Gerritse, a coat,...., , / 17.1-0 

Jacob Janse Flodder, f 5.06 

Willem Janse Schut, a coat, / 39.00 

Jan Roeloffse, a sword, / 12.00 

/ 218.07 

Harmen de Metselaer : 
Jan Michielse, a coat, / 29.00 

and Harmen offered for sale andirons, bevers, / 13.10 

Caspar Jacobse [Halenbeck], f 23.10 

cushions [or pillows] offered for sale, f 21.00 

Jacob Theunisse, f 12.00 

/ 64.10 

Agun, offered for sale, f 22.10 

* * offered for sale, f 6.00 

Michiel, the carpenter, paid/ 21.00 

Jacob Janse Flodder, f 250.00 

Claes Hendrickse, f 275,00 

Jacob Janse Flodder, f 324.00 

also the casket offered for sale, 27 beavers. 

Clothing is offered for sale, f 76.00 



1 See Deeds, i, 181. 



Albany County Records. 193 

Willem Janse Schut, / 25.16 

A gun, Jan Koeloffse, / 12.00 

Paid the 30th of August, / 37.16 



On this the twenty-fourth day of August, 1654, in the forenoon, 
appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, in the service, etc., the honorable 
Mr. Francois Boon, husband and guardian of Elisabet Cornelise, late 
widow of Gysbert Cornelise [Van Wesp], deceased, assisted by the 
honorable Jacob Janse Schermerhoren, chosen and appointed guardian of 
the children, left by Gysbert Cornelise aforesaid, and declared that he was 
well and truly satisfied by the honorable Steven Janse [Coninck], in 
regard to the money in beavers for the house, bought by him at public 

sale, in the name of Jacob Hendrickse Maat, on the of this [month] ; 

upon the first payment or installment there shall be a complete delivery 
of the aforesaid purchased house, and on payment of the last installment, 
he promises to deliver a proper deed thereof in forma. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which he has signed this with his 
own hand, in presence of Mr. Anthonius de Hooges, and the honorable 
Jan Yerbeeck, commissaries of this honorable court, as witnesses for that 
purpose asked and called, who have also subscribed their names hereto. 

Franscoos Boon. 

As witnesses, 

Anihonius de JBooges. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



Farming of the beer and wine excise, to commence from this date 

within this jurisdiction. Their honors the court here propose by these 

presents at public sale to farm out to the highest bidder the common and 

ordered tapsters' wine and beer excise, on the following conditions, to 

wit: First. — This farming shall begin on the date of these presents. 

The payment shall begin with the farming and be made in three terms or 

installments. The first installment, being a third part, shall be paid 

punctually within the time of three months ; the second installment, also 

being a third part, three months thereafter; and the third installment, on 

the termination of the farming. Provided that the farmer of the excise 

understand that he shall be holden to furnish sureties to the content of 

this honorable court ; and in case he does not furnish sureties, the farming 

shall again be offered at public sale, at his cost and charge. The 

payments shall be made in good current seewant. Provided that the wine 

and beer given in up to this day, be not comprehended in this farming, 

as the excise thereof has already been paid. Their honors of the court 

promise proper support to the farmer. Jacob Van Loosereght remained 

the farmer on the before mentioned conditions for the sum of thirteen 

hundred guilders. 

Jacob Hyndeickse Maat. 

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194 Albany County Records. 

On the above written conditions we stand as sureties, and in case the 
principal does not pay, we ourselves will pay in his stead. 
^ ^ Lambert Counelisse. 

Claes Jacobse Van Kotterdam. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

I, the undersigned, Steven Janse [Coninck], offer myself as surety and 
principal for the person of Lammert Gornelise, who on the 25th ot this 
month (August?), stood surety for the farming bid off by Jacob Hen- 
drickse Maat, and to whom it was knocked off, and upon the above written 
conditions, I pledge myself, according to law. 

Port Orange, this 2nd of September, 1654. 

Claes Hendriokse [Van Schoonhoven], desires to sell on the following 
conditions an inlaid oaken cabinet,i lent out [pledged ?] by Jacob Jaflse 
Flodder [alias Gardenier], to wit: that the buyer shall be holden to make 
payment to-morrow morning punctually, in good whole beavers. _ In case 
he fail to pay or furnish surety, it is understood that it shall again be sold 
at his cost and charge. The cabinet was sold on the above written con- 
ditions at public sale to the undersigned, for the sum of twenty-two 
beavers and ten guilders, in beavers. 

Philip Pieteese [Schuyler]. 

I, the subscriber, Jan Thomasse [Mingael], stand as surety, 

Jan Tomase. 

Claes Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven] desires to sell on the above con- 
ditions some timber, bought by him yesterday, at the hoUse of Pieter 
Bronck. Mr. Pieter Hartgerts was the buyer for the sum of three hun- 
dred and one guilders. 

Pieter Hartgers. 

I acknowledge myself as surety for the above person, 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 

Jacob Janse Schermerhoren desires also to sell on the aforesaid condi- 
tions an inlaid ebony and oak cabinet. The afore named cabinet was 
bought by me, the subscriber, for the sum of eighteen and a half beavers. 

CORNELIS ThONISSE. 
As surety, Hendrik Jochemse. 

Instructions for the farmer Jacob Hendrickse Maat, who yesterday bid 
off the farming of the tapsters' wine and beer excise, that he may regulate 
himself therein in all justice. First. — Jacob Hendrickse, or those whom 
he shall commission, shall have power to visit the tapsters' cellars, to 
guage the wine and beer, and note the guaging accordingly, as is fitting a 
public officer. The guaging being registered, he may from that time 
begin the duties of his office, and if he find that any one has concealed 
wine and beer, the civil officer shall be holden and pledge himself to 



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Albany County Records. 195 

render him all needful assistance, either by day or night. The fines for 
smuggling shall go to him, provided that the officer shall receive a third 
part; in like manner with those who sell brandy to the Indians, in case 
they shall be apprehended and convicted, as is fitting. If any sloop or 
sloops {jaghten) come up here from Manathans, the manifest shall be 
examined, and an account taken of the wine and beer which comes up, 
and he shall address himself to the custom house officer, who receives the 
permit, and he shall make such examination, and make a faithful and 
proper search of the sloops. 
26th Aug., 1654. 

Mr. Abraham Staets will sell at public sale his house and lot, standing 
and lying in Fort Orange, to the south, bordering upon the passage way 
out from the gate of the fort, and to the north, the angle (^punt) of said 
fort, together with a garden, bordering to the south of Mr. Adrian 
Ilpendam, to the north. Rem Jansen Smit, to the east, the Heer Rense- 
laer, and to the west, a public highway, just as the aforesaid house and 
garden lie; under the following conditions, to wit: The payment must 
be made in good whole beavers, in three installments ; the first, a just 
third part, punctually within the space of one month from this date, 
without any exception, within which time said house and garden also 
shall be accepted by the buyer upon the aforesaid conditions ; the second 
installment, within one year ; and the third and last installment the year 
after or within two years punctually. For the payment of which the 
buyer shall be holden to furnish a constant and sufficient security to the 
content of the seller. The auction fees shall become a charge to the 
buyer. And in case the buyer, as aforesaid, shall not furnish sufficient 
sureties, then the aforesaid house shall be offered again at public sale at 
his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall pay 
the same. 

(Done this 27th October, 1655). 

The buyer on the aforesaid conditions was Joannes Van Twiller, for 
the sum of twenty-three hundred and twenty-five guilders on the date 
aforesaid. 

J. Van TwiiiLER. 

I offer myself as surety for Joannes Van Twiller for the purchase 
money of the aforesaid house. 
J. B. Van Rensselaer. 
Philip Pietersen \_Schuyler]. 

Mr. Willem Beeokman i proposes on this, the 27th of August, 1654, 
to sell a certain bouwery lying at Manathans named the Backer's bou- 
wery, as it at present lies, joining upon the bouwery of General Stuyve- 
sant; with a dwelling house and barn (houwhuys'), also a dwelling stand- 
ing thereon before this used as a brewery, according to the following 
conditions. Firstly. — The seller shall deliver therewith the cattle and 
draft oxen. 

The payment therefor shall be made in three installments, to wit : 
the first, being the just third part, within one month ; the second within 

■ William Beeckman was a citizen of New Amsterdam ; for an account of him, see O'Calla- 
ghan's Bistory of New Netherland, n, 473. 



196 Albany County Records. 

six months thereafter, and the third and last within the following six 
months. The payment shall be made in good whole beavers. The auc- 
tion fees the buyer shall pay. 

Moreover the buyer shall be holden to furnish sufficient surety to the 
content of the seller, and in case it be a second time offered for sale, it 
shall be at his cost and expense. 

[This sale was not completed.] 

On this the twenty-eighth day of August, 1654, appeared before me 
Joannes Dyckman in the service, etc., the Honorable Jacob Janse 
Flodder [alias Gardenier] who declared before him that he is fully paid 
the sum of eighty beavers, which Eldert Gerbertse has given him, to be 
repaid again to him, Eldert Gerbertse, by said Jacob Janse Flodder, within 
six weeks, and until it be repaid, the sloop of Jacob Janse Flodder 
shall be specially mortgaged, and neither chartered nor alienated before 
the said eighty beavers to Elbert Gerbertse be again returned ; fur- 
ther, pledging his person, to wit, Jacob Flodder and estate, personal 
and real, present and future, nothing excepted, also acknowledging 
that he has accepted Claas Hendrickse Van Utrecht i carpenter and 
Elbert Gerbertse as partners in the hire of the saW mill of Jacob Janse 
Flodder ; all under a mutual pledge of their persons and estates, accord- 
ing to law. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of the same, they have subscribed 
with their own hands, in Fort Orange on the date aforesaid, in presence 
of Jan Thomase [Mingael] and Pieter Hartgerts, commissaries of the 
honorable court here, as witnesses hereto called. 

Jacob Janse Flodder. 
Claas Hendeyokse. 

As witnesses, 
Jan Thomase. 
Pieter Hartgerts. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

I, the undersigned, Juriaen Teyssen Van Amsterdam, acknowledge and 
confess that I have well and truly received of the honorable Mr. Philip 
Pieterse Schuiler, the sum of twenty-five hundred and sixty-two and a 
half guilders, to be paid by me or on my account in Holland, to wit, in 
good current money, six weeks after the showing of this to Meyndert 
Andryesse, pork buyer, or Jacob JansS Sohermerhooren, now ready to 
depart thither; growing out of the receipt of goods received here; 
promising the aforesaid payment to make punctually, under a pledge of 
my person and estate, personal and real, present and future, submitting 
them to the force of all laws and judges. 

In witness whereof, without craft or guile, two of the same tenor are 
signed; the one being paid, the other of no value ; in Fort Orange, of date 
the twenty-ninth of August, 1654. 

Juryan Teyssen. 
In my presence, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



' Alias Van Schoonlioovon, 



Albany County Records. 197 

On this the thirtieth day of August, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, the 
honorable Jacob Janse Schermerhoren, commissary, being about to depart 
to patria [Holland], and declared that he had appointed and empowered, 
as by these presents he does appoint, etc., the honorable Pieter Hartgerts 
and Volkert Janse [Douw], in his name and on his account, to act during 
his absence in Holland, or so long as he may be away, with all the sub- 
scriber's estate, as well houses, gardens and other property, as with the 
invoice of merchandise which he is expecting, according to advices from 
his honored father in Holland by the last arrivals, and further, generally 
to act, for the subscriber as if he, in his own person, were present, yea, 
even as if herein it were stipulated and required as a special charge; all 
to he held good and trustworthy, provided these attorneys on the sub- 
scriber's return shall render a proper settlement and report, in forma, of 
their acts. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which, he has with his own hand 
subscribed this, in Fort Orange in Nieuw Nederland, in the presence of 
Mr. Francis Boon and Claes Hendrickse Van Utrecht, as witnesses hereto 
asked and called, and who to that end have also signed this paper. 

Jacob Janse Scheemerhooren. 

As witnesses, 
Franscoos Boon. 
Claes Mendrycksen. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

On this the thirtieth day of August, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, etc., the honorable Mr. Francois Boon, being about to depart 
iov patria [Holland], and declared that he had appointed and empowered 
the honorable Pieter Hartgerts and Volkert Janse [Douw], in his name 
and for his sake (afterwards to be sent to his father in patria'), to 
demand, collect and receive all lawful obligations, claims and payments on 
his house sold, also to dispose of his goods, expected by the next arrivals 
from patria; provided that on request and demand of the subscriber, 
these attorneys shall be holden, upon his return, to render a proper account 
and statement thereof, and generally of all his estate here. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which, he has with his own hand 
signed this, in Fort Orange, on the date aforesaid, in presence of Jan 
Thomase [Mingael] and Claes Hendrickse Van Utrecht, as witnesses 
hereto called, who have also signed this paper with the principal {com- 
parant). 

Franscoos Boon. 

As witnesses, 
Jan Thomase. 
Claes H^ndryckse. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

I, the undersigned, Jurian Thyssen Van Amsterdam, acknowledge and 
confess, that I am well and truly indebted to, and that I have received, 
here in New Nederland, from the honorable Jan Thomase and Volckert 
Janse [Douw], the sum of four thousand guilders, to be paid by me, or in 



198 Albany County Records. 

my behalf, in Holland, in good current money, within six weeks after 
sight, to Jacob Janse Schermerhoren, or to his honored father,_ living in 
Amsterdam, growing out of an indebtedness for good peltries, received here, 
promising to make said payment punctually ; provided that in case I do 
not, at the appointed time, make said payment as is fit and proper, whereby 
the aforesaid friends would be greatly injured, inasmuch as they have 
ordered invoices of goods to be bought and the ships from patria gene- 
rally depart hitherwards but once a year, whereby they would be deprived 
of much interest and the goods for a whole year, I will be bound promptly 
to make good all such losses and interest, which may arise from delay of 
payment, and to pay the interest as it is reckoned in this country; all 
under a pledge of my person and estate, personal and real, present and 
future, submitting the same to the force of all laws and judges. 

In witness whereof two only of this tenor are made, the one paid, the 
other of no value. 

Port Orange, in New Netherland, this thirty-first day of August, 1654. 

Jtjryan Tetssen. 

In my presence, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

On this the thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord, 1654, 
appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable Jan Thomase 
[Blingael] and Volkert Janse [Douw], and declared that they had 
appointed and empowered, as by these presents they do appoint, etc., the 
honorable Jacob Janse Schermerhoren about to depart hence for Holland, 
in their names and for their sakes to demand, collect and receive of 
Jurian Thyssen Van Amsterdam, all those five thousand guilders, which 
he has received of them in peltries here, for which he is indebted, and 
according to a bill of exchange is to pay on his arrival in Holland, six 
weeks after sight ; also the same moneys to lay out in merchandise, and 
bring or send the same hither, by the first opportunity ; provided they 
make a proper settlement of the receipt and expenditure of the same ; and 
in case the said Jurian Thyssen fail to make payment punctually, they 
may at once sue and by that means compel him to pay, and further to do 
all things as if the subscribers were there present in their own persons, and 
by these presents were expressly demanded: all in good faith. 

These with their own hands signed in Fort Orange, on the date afore- 
said, in presence of:Mr. Jacob Steendam and Jacob Tysse Van der 
Heyden, .as witness thereto called, who, with the principal, have signed 
their names. 

Jan Thomase. 
VoLKARTT Janse. 

As witnesses, 

Jacoh SteendamA 

Jacob Teyssen Van der Heyden. 

Which 1 attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

Koland Saverye in Fort Orange, lying here in New Netherland, in the 
service of the honorable privileged West India company in the fort afore- 

^ Jacob Steendam was citizen of New Amsterdam. 



Albany (hunty Records. 199 

saidj during the space of ten months boarded at my house, running up 
a bill of two hundred guilders, which sum, on his departure from here, 
he promised to pay on his return from Manathans, but afterwards having 
returned to patria [Holland], without paying me, he remains indebted to 
me as aforesaid; therefore to recover said sum, I, Jan Labatie, burgher 
and inhabitant of New Netherland, to whom the aforesaid moneys are 
due, have thought it needful to appoint and empower the honorable 
Theunis Janse at Themaker (?), to claim, collect, and receive the afore- 
said moneys, from the friends and heirs of said Koeland Saverye now 
deceased, also to draw from the moneys paid into court, and of receipts to 
pass acquittances, and moreover all things to do therein, as if the sub- 
scriber, Jan Labatie, were there present in his own person, or were spe- 
cially ordered and expressly demanded by these presents ; to which end, 
we, the subscribers. Rem Jansen Smit and Lammert Van Valkenborgh, 
inhabitants and burghers of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, testify that 
during the aforesaid time, said Roeland Savery boarded at the house of 
Jan Labatie : all in good faith and without craft or guile, these with my 
own hand signed in Fort Orange the 31st of August, 1654. 

Jan Labatie. 

As witnesses, 
Rem Janssen. 

The mark by Lammert -f- T^an Valckenborgh 
with his own hand set. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dtckman. 

I, the undersigned, Claes Cornelise, acknowledge and confess that I am 
well and truly indebted to Poulus Cornelise [Van Flensburgh] now 
ready to depart for patria, in the sum and number of six beavers, grow- 
ing out of a debt for goods and wares here received, which said six 
beavers I promise to pay at sight to the aforesaid Poulus Cornelise, the 
next year, after his safe arrival (if he does not come back this debt 
shall be canceled), on pledge of my person and estate, personal and real, 
submitting myself to the force of all laws and judges. 

In acknowledgment of the truth whereof, two only of this tenor are 
signed ; the one paid, the other of no value, in Fort Orange this first day 
of September, 1654. 

This is the mark set by Claes X Cornelise's own hand. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dtckman. 

Their honors of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, by expe- 
rience having found that their honors' well mannered placards and orders, now 
and then published and posted at the usual places, are not observed and 
executed as was fitting; and also that the burghers as well as the tapsters' 
proper directions may have with respect to the receiver, Peter Reyuer- 
dingh,' who does not yield a proper observance of the aforesaid orders, 
whereby smuggling has became common ; and whereas their honors of 
the court resolved to farm out the tapster's wine and beer excise of this 



' Pieter Ryrerdingh was clerk and coart messenger at Fort Orange and Beverwyck. 



200 Albany County Records. 

jurisdiction ; as also it was farmed on the 25 [of AugustJ at public sale ; 
and Jacob Hendrickse Maat became the farmer, and to the honorable 
court promised a proper performance of his office during the time of the 
farming ; now, therefore, their honors of the court hereby expressly interdict 
and forbid the aforementioned Jacob Hendrickse Maat, his collector, or 
those whom he has employed therein, in words, much less in acts, to 
revile, slander and defame, and in this his office to do any unlawful act (?) 
on penalty (^poete ) that those who shall have done such things shall be 
punished as the matter demands; and for the better preventing of smug- 
gling, all burghers and inhabitants of this jurisdiction, without respect to 
persons, shall receive and land no strong beer, wine or distilled waters and 
unload no incoming sloops before a proper permit (hiljef) from the 
farmer of the excise or his collector shall have been fetched and acknow- 
ledged ; for which purpose they shall have their set times, morning and 
afternoon, to provide the good people with proper permits, and at such times 
and place shall cause such permits to be acknowledged; but the applicants 
shall be obliged to pay no excise, only two stuivers for every permit pre- 
sented; under the penalty that whosoever shall be found to have done other- 
wise, all such beer and wine landed and put in cellar without such permits 
and acknowledgment of the farmer, shall, without any contradiction, be 
forfeited, and in addition to the forfeit a sum of three guilders ; also all 
brewers dwelling in this jurisdiction are informed that no strong beer is 
to be permitted to the burghers or tapsters, before a permit Qnljet) from 
the farmer or his collector is shown to them under the penalty thereto 
attached ; and further, all boats (barcquers) coming laden from Manathans 
are not to unload before their passes (passeii) have been presented and 
they are properly visited by the officer here, also those moneys which shall 
come from the farming shall be employed in the service of the public 
only ; and every order made by the court (?) is to be regulated precisely 
and strictly according to the contents of this paper. 

Thus done by the honorable court here in Fort Orange, this first of 
September, and resumed again on the second of September, 1654; present 
the honorable collector of customs and officer Johannes Dyckman. 

Jan Verbeeck. 

PlETER HaRTGERTS. 

Prans Barentse Pastoor. 

On this the second of September, in the year of our Lord 1654, ap- 
peared before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable Goosen Gerritse 
[Van Schaick], burgher and citizen in the village of Beverwyek, and 
acknowledged that he had contracted and agreed with Marcelis Janse 
[Van Bommel], also burgher and citizen as aforesaid, for the" sale 
of his certain house, as it is at present occupied by Goosen Gerritse, 
and the aforesaid house to set up on his certain lot on the hill, joining upon 
the north Pieter Bronck and upon the south, Jan Roeloffse [De Goyer] ; 
which house Goosen Gerritse shall be holden at his own expense not 
only to take down but also to set up again, as good and bad as it is at 
present, on_ the lot aforesaid, and in case anything happens to be 
broken in pieces, Goosen Gerritse is holden to renew it ; with glass (?) 
and a chimney within, just as the aforesaid house stands there, except 
the cellar, which the buyer Marcellis Janse must make at his own ex- 
pense ; provided that the buyer also shall be the owner of said lot, hav- 



Albany County Records. 201 

ing obtained a patent thereof, when the house shall be set upon it* and 
that the house must be erected there, on or before the first day of May 
next coming, finished according to contract, without fail ; for the erect- 
ing of said house upon said lot, the buyer, Marcelis Janse, must pay the 
sum of twelve hundred guilders, in three installments, to wit, on the first 
of May next, on taking possession, the sum of four hundred guilders, 
the following year, on the first of May, four hundred guilders, and 
on the year thereafter, on the first of May, a like sum of four hundred 
guilders, to be paid in good current seewant or other current wares, such 
as the seller can and ought to be satisfied with, and the other to pay ; 
provided that the buyer furnish sufficient sureties for the aforesaid pay- 
ments to the content of the seller ; all under pledge of their respective 
persons and estates, personal and real, present and future, submitting 
themselves to the force of all laws and judges; and in acknowledg- 
ment of the truth of the same they subscribe this paper with their own 
hands at the house of the buyer in Beverwyck, on the day aforesaid. 

MaerceltS Janssen. 

This is the mark |-| of Goosen Gerritse with his own hand set. 



We, the undersigned, Franse Barentse Pastoor and Arent Andryssen 
[Brat] acknowledge and confess by these presents, that we or either of us 
have ofiered ourselves as sureties and principals for the purchase money, 
the aforementioned sum of twelve hundred guilders, and in case the 
buyer fails on the set times to make the payments, we or one of us for 
both, will take his place, and on the set and promised time, pay for the 
buyer himself, under a pledge of our persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future, according to law, without craft or guile. 
Signed on the date and place aforesaid, with our own hands, without 
craft or guile. 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Arent Andresse. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



The administrators of the estate of the late Rut Arentse, tailor, propose 
to sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, a certain house and lot standing 
and lying at Manathans, behind the fort at New Amsterdam, joining on 
the east side Henderick de Backer, and on the west side Annetge Bogardus, 
all according to the patent thereof, upon the following conditions, to wit : 
that the buyer shall make the paymeut in two installments ; the first, being 
the half, shall be paid punctually within one month ; and the second install- 
ment, being the other half, shall be paid six weeks thereafter, also punctually. 
Which payment shall be made in good whole beavers ; provided that the 
auction fees shall be a charge upon the buyer alone. The buyer shall be 
holden, immediately after the sale, to furnish sufficient security to the 
content of the seller, with the understanding, that in case no sufficient 
sureties are furnished, the property is to be offered for sale again at the 
cost and charge of the buyer. Further, the seller puts all things on the 
footing of making no rebate or restitution on any occasion whatsoever. 

26 



202 Albany Cowity Records. 

The -buyer was William Frederiekse [Bout] on the aforewritten condi- 
tions for the sum of six hundred and twelve guilders, this 3d of Septem- 
ber, 1654. 

The mark ^^[ set by Willem Frederioksb, 
^A^ with his own hand. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyokman. 
We, the undersigned, offer ourselves as sureties and principals for Wil- 
lem Frederiekse, according to law. 

Tlie mark -\- set hy Dlrriclc Bentdinclc's own hand. 

The mark of 'J' * * * 

Jacob Janse Van Noorstrant desires at public sale to sell his house 
standing in Beverwyck adjoining to the west Henderick Gerritse [Van 
Wie], and to the east the alms house, together with the lot thereto 
belonging, besides a garden lying behind Fort Orange, number 19, adjoin- 
ing to the south Dominie Schaets, and to the east Gysbert Cornelise 
[Van Wesp], or those who may lay claim thereto, to the west and north 
a road, length six rods and a half, breadth four rods and a half, all ac- 
cording to patent thereof, upon the following conditions, to wit, that 
the payment for the house, lot and garden shall be made in two install- 
ments ; the first, being the half, punctually within the time of one month ; 
and the second and last on the first of May next coming, which 
payments shall be made in whole and good beavers. The auction fees 
shall [be] a charge to the buyer alone ; provided that the crops now stand- 
ing on the aforesaid garden shall this year belong to the seller alone. 
Further, the seller puts everything on the footing of making no rebate 
or restitution on any occasion whatsoever. In this sale the mill and 
brewer's tools at present in the aforesaid house are not included. Pro- 
vided that the buyer shall be holden to furnish sufficient security to the 
content of the seller, and if he cannot, then the lot shall be sold again at 
his expense. The buyer was Rutger Jacobsen, on the aforesaid condi- 
tions, for the sum of eight hundred and thirty guilders, this 3d of Sep- 
tember, 1654. 

B.UTOER JaOOBSEN. 

We constitute ourselves sureties for the above standing person and 
purchase money, all according to law, this 3d of September, 1654. 
Jan Veebeeok. 
The mark ]E3[ set by Goosen Gerritse [Van Sohaiok], 

with his own hand. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyokman. 

On this the fourth day of September, 1654, in the morning, appeared 
before me Joannes Dyokman, etc., the hooorablc Hyinon Volckertse 
Backer [Veeder], dwelling in Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he had 
sold to Albert Gerritse, carpenter, a certain lot, lying at Manathans, next 
to Adrian Vincent, breadth, on the west side, three rods and one foot; 
leogth, on the south side, five rods and six and a half feet; and on the 



Albany Ccmmty Records. 203 

north side, five rodsj all according to tte patent; he, Symon, also 
acknowledging, that he has received the sum of thirty beavers therefor, 
being the full sum which he was promised for the aforesaid lot ; he, 
Symon Volckertse, herewith giving a perfect conveyance of the aforesaid 
lot, without his having any action, right or claim thereon any more for- 
ever, but putting the aforesaid Albert Gerritse, carpenter, in respect to 
that, in his place, with all such rights as he, the seller and grantor, 
therein has had, being as aforesaid fully paid therefor. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which he has signed this paper 
with his own hand in Fort Orange, on the date aforesaid, in the presence 
of Thomas Sanders and Jan Van Aecken, smiths, as witnesses hereto 
called, who have also subscribed this with the grantor. 

The mark set by Symon -)- Volkektse, with his own hand. 
Aelbert Gebritse. 

-4s witnesses, 

The mark set b^ /\\ Thomas Sanders with Ms own hand. 
The mark of Jan -)- Van Aecken with his own hand set. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



On this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord, 1654, in the 
morning, appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable 
Thomas Sandersen, smith, and declared that he had sold to Jan Van 
Aecken, his certain house and lot, standing and lying in the village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining to the north, Carsten and Myndert Frederickse, 
and to the south, east and west, a road together with a garden, lying 
behind Fort Orange, alotment number 22; breadth four rods and a half; 
length seven and a half rods, with the appendances and dependences of 
the same, and he, Thomas Sanderse, acknowledges that he is fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore a per- 
fect release for the same forever ; he, Thomas Sanderse, having no more 
right, claim or pretension to the aforesaid house, lot and garden, and put- 
ting the aforesaid Jan Van Aecken, in this respect, in his place, just as 
he, Thomas Sanderse, has stood therein. 

In acknowledgment of the truth whereof, he has signed this with his 
own hand in Fort Orange, on the date aforesaid, without craft or guile, in 
the presence of Mr. Joannes Van Twiller, and Albert Gerritse, carpenter, 
as witnesses thereto called, who acknowledged that they had also signed 
this with the grantor. 

The mark set X T by Thomas Sanderse with his own hand. 
The mark of jTan Van Aecken -|- with his own hand signed. 

As witnesses : 
J. V. Twiller. 
Albert Gerritsen. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



204 Albany County Records. 

On this the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord 1654, in 
the morning, appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable 
Albert Gerritse, carpenter, and declared that he was paid and fully satis- 
fied for a five and forty foot lot (to wit, wood feet) in breadth on the road, 
running back to the * * besides the house standing thereon, joining to 
the south, Carsten and Myndert Prederickse, and to the north the seller, 
for which house and lot, as they lie and stand, he, Albert Gerritse, acknow- 
ledges that he is fully paid and satisfied, the first penny with the last, 
giving a perfect release therefor, forever, without his making any claim, 
demand or pretension to the same, putting the aforesaid Jan Van Aecken, 
in this respect in his place and in such ownership as he the seller and 
grantor has had therein, and promising the buyer, to free and defend the 
same for a year and a day. 

In acknowledgment of the truth, without craft or guile, this is signed 
by the grantor's own hand, in presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck 
and Mr. Joannes Van Twiller as witnesses for that purpose called, who 
also have signed this with the grantor, 

Albert Gerritsen. 



The mark set by Jan 
with his 



If 



Van Aecken. 
own hand. 



As witnesses, 
Jan Verbeeck. 
J. V. Twiller. 

Which I attest. 



Joannes Dyckman. 



On this fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord 1654, appeared 
before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable William Janse Stoll 
{alias Hap], and declared that to his satisfaction he had received from 
the hands of Arent Van Den Bergh, the sum of five hundred and fifty 
guilders, being half of the payment for the house, lot and garden standing 
in the fort and behind the same, of said Stoll, sold on the 8th of August 
last, at public sale, at the house of Hendrick Jochemse, for the sum of 
eleven hundred guilders, being the house adjoining to the east Hendrick 
Driessen,! and to the south Jacob Janse Stoll, and the garden adjoining 
to the south Mr. Abraham Staats's garden, and to the south Hendrick 
Driessen, all according to the conditions of sale ; he, Willem Janse Stoll, 
therefore, giving a complete release to the buyer aforesaid for the afore- 
named house, lot and garden, and promising on the payment of the last 
half, punctually in the month of May next, to deliver to the buyer a con- 
veyance of the aforesaid house, lot and garden as is proper, under pledge 
of his person and estates, personal and real, present and future, submitting 
himself to the force of all laws and judges, witnessing this with his own 
hand; signed in Fort Orange, at the date aforesaid, in presence of Jacob 



1 Hendrik Dries or DriesBen came to Beverwyck in 1642, with his sister Gertrude Dries Van 
Dricsbergen.— O'CoMaghan's Bistory of New Netlwrland, i, 440. 



Albany (Jounty Records. 205 

Hendrickse Maat and Lammert Van Valkenbergh, as witnesses for that 
purpose called. 

WiLLEM Janse Stall. 
The mark set by X Arent Van den Bergh. 
As witnesses, 

The mark set hy -\- Lemmert Van den Bergh. 
Jacob Heyndrickse Maat. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



On this fifth day of September, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, etc., Willem Albertse Van Munichendam and declared that he 
had appointed, as by these presents he does appoint, etc., the honorable 
Claes Bendingh departing for Manathans, in his, the subscriber's, 
name, and for his sake, to demand collect and receive, firstly, all 
those thirty guilders and thirteen stuivers coming to the subscriber, 
from [Nicolaas ?] Terhaer to be paid in seewant, for which the 
aforesaid Terhaer had been arrested here, and also those thirty-six 
guilders, which are coming to him, the subscriber, aforesaid, from 
Jan Van Leyden, dwelling in Mespachs kil, for boards, in lieu of which 
goats were to be delivered, which he has slaughtered for himself and 
has received the money, which money Claes Bendingh shall endeavor to 
collect, in case of refusal by law, and to act for the subscriber as if he 
were present in his own person, also acquittance for receipts to give, all 
without craft or guile ; these with his own hand signed in Fort Orange, 
of date aforesaid, in presence of Sebastian DeWinter, and Arent Van 
den Bergh as witness hereto called. 

William Albertse. 

As witness, 

Basteiaen de Winter.^ 

The mark set by Arent -(- Van Bergh with his oivn hands. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



1 Baetiaen De Winter was a native of Middleborgh, Holland. In 1666, he was an inhabitant of 
Schenectady, but being about to depart for Holland, made Daniel Janee Van Antwerpen hie 
attorney. In 1670, he sold Ms honse lot in Schenectady together with his bouwery npon the 
Groote Tlachte to Jan Labatie, Bliaa Tan Gnysling, and Jons Aertse Van Der Baast. The tra- 
dition in the Van Gnysling family was, that he was sick of consumption and sold with the 
intention of returning to Holland, but died before doing so. In 1678, the Dutch church of Al- 
bany claimed and probably obtained his property for the use of the poor ; from which it may be 
inferred that he left no heirs in this mviatcj.~ English Manuseripts, 169, 189 ; Notarial papers ; 
Deeds, n, 618, 788-9. 



206 Albany County Records. 

5th September, 1654. 
Gerrit Teunisen (?) desires to sell to the highest bWder the under- 
written goods, on the following conditions, to wit: The bidder and 
buyer shall be holden to make payment within twenty-four hours with- 
out delay. The bidder shall be held to furnish sufficient sureties to the 
content of the seller. The payment shall be made in good whole or half 
beavers. 

12 earthen plates, Dolle Griet, / ^-^ 

2 platters and 6 plates, Mr. Adrian, / 4-^0 

5 pairs of pillows, Mr. Jacob Barbier, / 1^-"" 

A candlestick and * *, John Thomase, / 0.15 

6 pairs of pillows, Dolle Gryet, / ^o-& 

1 scale and weights, Goosen Gerritse, / ^ 

A parcel of *, Cornelis Vastterrick, / 

A gun, sword and belt; Goosen Gerritse, / 26.00 

7 pictures, Jan Van Aecken, / 9-00 

1 Bible, Cornelis Teunise, / 14-00 

5 bands, Dan. Rinckhout, / 2.15 

1 traveling coat, Barent [Pieterse Coeymans] the miller, / 21.00 

1 book on health, Mr. Jacob Barbier. / 8.00 

2 shirts and carpenter's work bench, f 5.15 

1 gun, Daniel Rinckhout, / 19.10 

4 porringers, Cornelis Theunisse, / 3.10 

some knives, Volkert Janse [Douw], / 20.10 

1 cloak * in beavers, / 58.00 

6 pewter plates, and a porringer, Juraien Teunisse [Tappen]... / 10.00 

10 earthen plates, Barent [Coeymans] DeMolenaer, / 3.10 

4 dishes, * * * planck, / 4.00 

1 gun, Barent DeMolenaer, / 17.00 

6 earthen plates, Mickial De Liemaker, / 2.10 

6 pair of pillows, Barent De Molenaer, / 18.10 

2 scales and weights, William Bout, • / 12.15 

6 weights, Jochem [Wesselse] Becker, / 7.00 

1 pair pillows and bible, Andreyes Herpertsen, / 12.00 

a carpenter's work bench, and two *■ * / 13,00 

1 book, Festus Jomnius (?) Philip Pieterse Schuyler, / 6.00 

1 bat and balls, Pieter Hartgens, * * * / 6.00 

a parcel of tobacco, Volckert Janse [Douw], .■ / 10.00 

a parcel of snuffers, (?) (znuyters), Dolle Griet, / 2.70 

3 books, Philip Pieterse, / 16.00 

2 scAa6ro«em, Dominie Schaets, / 6.00 

1 tongs, shovel and chain, Claes Bordingh,! / 9.00 

1 book, Andryes Herpertsen, / 5.00 

1 saw bench, pail, and other traps, Carsten Prederickse,^ / 55.00 

2 books, Cornelis Steenwyck,^ f 3.00 

' In 1648, and subsequently, Claes Bording seems to have been a trader, making New Amsterdam 
his headquarters, but trading to South river, and Port Orange. In 1648 and 1663, he was accused 
of dealing in contraband articles and smuggling.— 2)Mte/i Manuscnpts, m, 24, 55 ; Iv, 393; v, 196. 

2 Carsten Frederickse, brother of Myndert Frederickse both smi^ths ; had a shop and house on 
north comer of Beaver and South Pearl streets. 

' Cornelis Steenwyck, a merchant of New Amsterdam. 



Albany Comity Records. 207 

1 book, Jurian Theunisse [c/lasemaeher], ,..y 430 

1 trunk (roffer); Harmen De Metselaer, / 3.50 

a pair of shears and slippers {muylen) and a pair of pillows 

(kuissen) and a powder box {cruydtdoos), Barent, the miller,/ 6.15 

1 chair and two cushions, Andryes Herpertse, / 8.40 

/ 386.90 

On the 9th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1654, appeared 
before me Joannes Dyckman, etc., the honorable Symen Symonse Groot 
and declared that he had appointed and empowered, as by these presents 
he does appoint, etc., Mr. Isaack De Poreest, his brother-in-law, livingin the 
Manathans, to sell, transfer and assign, as his judgment approves, a certain 
settlement, amounting to the sum 684 guilders earned in the service of 
the West India company, and put into the hands of saidPe Foreesti for safe 
keeping, and also to act in the matter to the best of his, the attorney's, judg- 
ment, all true and without craft or guile, signed with his own [ Groot' s] 
hand at the date aforesaid, in the presence of 'Sebastian De Winter, and 
Mr. Joannes Megapolensis, * * * as witnesses hereto 

called who have also signed this with the principal. 

Symen Symense G-root.^ 

As witnesses, 

' Basteiaen De Winter. 
Mr. Jan Megapolensis.^ 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



De Vryes* complains of Seeger Cornelis [Van Voorhoudt], and Har- 
men Herpertse (?), for ringing bells at his door and before his house, and 
complains of their blowing horns {getoeten) at him, in presence of Jilles 
Pieterse and the neighbors about there. 

On this tenth day of September, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, etc., Rutger Jacopse, Cornelis Theunis Van Westbrock, and 
Goosen Gerritse [Van Sohaick] burghers and citizens of the village of 
Beverwyck, and declared that they had together shipped on board the 
sloop of Cornelis Vos, Skipper Reynicks, two boxes of beavers containing 
seven hundred pieces to be again reshipped on the ships which are now 
about to depart for Holland ; and if they be not present, to give by these 
presents, full power and authority to Gerrit Janse Van Swell, at Mana- 

" Isaac De Foreeat was son of Heudrik De Foreest, who died in New Amsterdam, about 1638. 
He was from Leyden, and married Sarali Du Trueux, in New Amsterdamj 9 June, 1641. In 
1047 he received a patent for 60 morgens of land on Manhattan island. In 1656 he was weigh- 
master ; died about 1695. — VaMntiTie s MarmoX. 1861, and Dutch Manuscripts. 

2 Symen Groot, boatswain of the Prince Maurice, purchased a hotjse of Jacob Eoy, in New 
Amsterdam, in 1645 ; subsequently he came to BeverwycK (Deeds i, 343), and from thence to 
Schenectady. At the burning of that village by the French and Indians, m 1690, his five sons, 
Symon, Abraham, Philip, Dirk, and Claes, were carried away captives to Canada ; one son, 
Cornelis, escaped capture. 

' Jan Megapolensis, son of Domine Megapolensis first minister of Beverwyck, was a chirargeon ; 
removed to New Amsterdam, 1655; and thence to Holland, 1656,— 0' Oailagliaifs New Mtlierland 



« Adrian Janse De Vries. 



208 Albany County Records. 

thans, to receive said boxes, and to do with them according to his best 
judgment, or as if the subscribers were present in their own persons. 
Signed with their own hands in acknowledgment of the truth of this, in 
Fort Orange, at the date aforesaid, in the presence of Jochem [Wesselse] 
Becker and Mr. Joannes Megapolensis, chirurgeon, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

EUTGER JaCOBSE. 
CORNELIS ThONISSEN. 

The mark set |-| by Goosen Gerritse, with his own hand. 
As witnesses, 
Jochem Backer. 
Mr. Joannes Megapolensis. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



Credentials for custom officer Dyckman and Peter Hertgerts, dated at 
Manathans. 

Worshipful, valiant, and most noble lord and right honorable gentlemen, 

Heer General [Stuyvesant] and right honorable gentlemen [of the 

council]. 

The excellent letter of the right honorable, Heer general, of date the 
29th of June last, was duly received by us, wherein he was pleased to 
write to us, that we, according to our request formerly made in writing, 
and by word of mouth to your honors, on or before the arrival of the 
ships from patria, dispatch two from our bench [of magistrates] to hold 
a closer consultation with your honors. Therefore not being able to 
omit the performance of your honors' gracious directions, we have chosen 
and sent to your honors from this court, the honorable, the custom officer, 
Joannes Dyckman and Peter Hertgerts, to present such matters as we 
have committed unto them ; and our desire is that your honors will please 
to receive and recognize them as our deputies, favorably to listen, and 
speedily to come to such resolutions as we trust their honors' wise discre- 
tion and judgment may approve ; we commit and commend your honors 
to God's gracious protection. 

Worshipful, valiant and most noble lord and right honorable gentle- 
men. Your honors humble and faithful servants of the court of Fort 
Orange and Beverwyck. 

Fort Orange, 11 Sept., 1654. 

Instructions for the commission to the Manhatans, in accordance with 
the purport of the right honorable, the Heer general's missive of date the 
29th of June, last, to the custom officer Joannes Dyckman and Pieter Hert- 
gerts, deputed from the honorable court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 
according to which they are to regulate themselves. First. — That they 
shall with all reverence solicit of the right honorable, the director 
general and council of the province, their honor's resolutions and answer 
to the propositions as well oral as written, heretofore made by the honor- 
able court aforesaid, for their government. That the said committee 
shall also petition for the speedy completion of the new company's (?) 
house at the company's expense, also that on account of the scarcity of 



Albany Ckmnty Records. 209 

money, the small income from the excise be adjudged to remain for the 
public service ; that some soldiers may be sent up as well to keep watch 
in the fort as against the savages, whose insolence the good people suffer 
daily, moreover they are to ask that two stuivers be levied on every beaver 
sent down for the payment of the salaries of the commissaries of this court 
and of the custom officer. * * They are also to petition for a 

quantity of gunpowder for the use of the fort, of which this court and the 
magistrates shall have the care, provided that on request made a proper, 
though not specific, account be rendered of the same, * * * * 
also for places where new lots may be given out, because there are daily 
calls for lots, and there are no more. * * * * 

12 September, 1654. 

That the court messenger, Pieter Ryverdingh, shall be paid a reason- 
able and proper salary. Their honors of the court here, finding that 
notwithstanding the good and well mannered order heretofore posted 
respecting the burghers and tapsters obtaining a proper permit from the 
farmer of the excises before storing their wines and beer, said good order 
is neglected; therefore, the better to prevent all smuggling in the future. 
All burghers dwelling in this jurisdiction are ordered to store no wines, 
beer or distilled waters, or permit them to be kept in places where they 
are commonly drank, under a penalty of fifty guilders, etc. * * * * 

Thus ordered by the court of Port Orange and Beverwyck, this 12th 
of September, 1654. 

On this the seventeenth day of October, 1654, in the morning, about 
nine o'clock, appeared before me Joannes Dyckman, in the service of, etc., 
the honorable Jan Thomase [Mingael] magistrate (commissaris ordinaris) 
of the honorable court here, and Reyntyen Pieterse Baroquier, and 
together declared, as by these presents they do declare, by request of 
Adrien Claes Vryman, that they in the evening of Wednesday night last, 
were at the house of Abraham Pieterse Vosburgh, and among others, 
there were found in the aforesaid person's house, Jacob Symonsen Clomp 
Baroquier and the aforesaid Adriaen Claesse was sent out by Jacob Clomp 
aforesaid to fetch a canoe, lying on the other side of the river, which he 
Adriaen Claesse did ; returning with the canoe and falling into the water, 
he, Adriaen Claesse came again to the house of Abraham Pieterse Vos- 
burgh and took his knife in his hand to cut loose the lace of one of his 
shoes ; laying down the knife by his side, and having some words with 
Jacob Clomp respecting the wages of said Arian Claase, Jacob Clomp 
springing up with the knife in his hand, cut diverse gashes in said 
Arian Claese's face and arm, without these deponents observing that 
Arian Claese opposed himself to, or fought against said Jacob Clomp ; 
the deponents ending this their declaration and being asked to strengthen 
the same by oath, with their own hands subscribed the same, in Fort 
Orange, on the date aforesaid. 

Jan Thomase. 
The mark set by + Reyntyen Pieters, with his own hand. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

On this one and twentieth day of October, 1654, I, Jochem Becker, 
burgher in Beverwyck, offer myself, by these presents, as surety and 

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210 Albany County Records. 

principal for the person of Jacob Symonse Clomp Baroquier, for one 
hundred and seven guilders, which Jacob surnamed Clomp, must pay to 
the officer within the time of six weeks, according to the tenor of the 
contract made between the mutual arbitrators in the matter, and in case 
he, Jacob Clomp, fails within said time to pay said sum to said officer, I 
will immediately take his place and pay the same as my own debt, and 
pledge my person and estate, personal and real, present and future, 
nothing excepted, without craft or guile. 

Signed with my own hand in Port Orange, of the date aforesaid. 

JOCHEM WeSSELSE. 

On this 21st day of October, 1654, appeared before me Joannes Dyek- 
man in the service of, etc., the honorable Prans Barentse Pastoor, 
magistrate of the honorable court here, and declared that he had appointed 
and empowered by these presents, the honorable Pieter Cornelise, dwell- 
ing on the Long island at Breuckelen, in his name and for his sake, to 
demand, collect and receive all those six and seventy guilders and four- 
teen stuivers, for which Lodewyck Cornelise, dwelling at Manathans, 
according to an obligation, of date 28th of August, 1651, of said Lodewyck 
Cornelisse, to the subscriber is indebted, as well for money lent, as for 
duffels' delivered, and in case of refusal and longer delay, the same to 
sue at law, and proceed according to the forms thereof, also to act as may 
be needful ; and further to do all things therein, as if the subscriber in his 
own person were present, yea, as though special charge were herein given. 

Signed with his own hand in acknowledgment of this, at Port Orange, 
of date aforesaid, in presence of the honorable Jan Verbeek and Jan 
Thomase, commissaries of the honorable court here, as witnesses hereto 
called, and who have subscribed the same also with the principal. 

Prans Barentse Pastoor. 

As witnesses, 
Jan Verheeclc, 
Jan Thomase, 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

We, the undersigned, Jacob Henderickse Maet and Eldert Gerbertsen, 
acknowledge by these our signatures, that we have offered ourselves as 
sureties and principals for Cors Boutsen (?) * * and are ready to 
deliver up again the person of said Cors Boutsen, or of ourselves to make 
compensation as for our own indebtedness, all under pledge of our persons 
and estates, real and personal, present and future, according to law. 

In acknowledgment of the truth, this is subscribed with our own hands in 
Port Orange this 21st of October, 1654. 

Jacob Heyndriokse Maet. 

Elbert Gerbertse Crtjif. 

In manner following the honorable Govert Loockermans, merchant at 
Manhatans and Eldert Gerbertsen, sawyer, covenant and agree with each 
other, to wit, that Eldert Gerbertsen shall be holden to send all that he 
shall saw, to Govert Loockermans aforesaid (except he sells both mills) to 
be sold by the same at Manhatans, for the profit of Eldert Gerbertse, as 

1 DuffelB was a kind of coarse woolen cloth haying a tMck nap or frieze. 



Albany Comity Becords. 211 

best he can, which, contract shall begin on the morning of Monday the 
twenty-fifth of this month, and continue first one year, but in case, after 
that, they can come to an agreement, it shall continue from year to year; and 
for pains Grovert Loockermans shall receive for selling and collecting, five 
per cent {yyfften hondert), over and above all expense. 

In acknowledgment of the truth, this is subscribed by our own hands 
in presence of Mons. Joannes Van Twiller and Henderick Janse, as wit- 
nesses hereto called, who have signed this minute with the principals in 
Fort Orange, this 24th of October, 1654. 

GovERT Loockermans. 
As witnesses, Elbert GtERBERTSe Cruif. 

J. V. Twiller. 
Hand. J. Vand'' Vin. 
Which I attest, 

Jannes Dyokman. 

Worshipful, valiant, and most noble Heer General [Stuyvesant] : 

The custom officer Dyckman has advised us that he has made known 
to your honor, that we, for a short period, to wit, until' the first of May 
next, had publicly farmed out the tapsters' beer and wine excise, for the 
sum of thirteen hundred guilders; now, so it is, that the aforesaid officer 
being at Catskil, the Heer Rensselaer directed some wine to be delivered 
to those who live in the colony, without even directing a warrant from 
the impost master to be fetched, also without directing any impost to be 
paid ; once and again, yea, the third time this was permitted ; for though 
we had a general order, yet there is no special command that if wine and 
strong beer are carried from here, out of this jurisdiction into the colony, 
the excise should be paid, as well as by those who dwell within it ; * * 
Our petition, therefore, is that your honor would please, at the first 
opportunity, to grant us a special order, that henceforth, for wine and 
beer carried out of this jurisdiction, the customs officer issue his permit (?) 
and seek to prevent evasions of payment. We shall await your honor's 
speedy order, lest the Heer Rensselaer, or some one else, may carry some 
wine or strong beer into the colony before a proper permit from the 
customs officer be obtained. 

Mons. Johannes Van Twiller has represented to us, that he had spoken 
to your honor for permission to make a gangway {uytgang) and a cellar 
door Qcelder deur) ; we refer the matter to your honor; we think, however, 
that it could be better and more properly done within the fort, still we 
await the answer which your honor shall please to send. We petition, if 
it please your honor, to send an answer and written order to the propositions 
written by the customs officer, and according to our direction delivered to 
your honor, that we may know how to regulate ourselves. We shall ever 
remain your honor's true and humble servants, of the court of Fort 
Orange and Beverwyck. 

Fort Orange, this 4th of November, 1654. 

[The next paper is a conveyance, dated 4 November, 1654, of a house 
arid lot in Fort Orange, from Jan Labatie to Adrian Janse [Appel] Van 
Leyden, erased and not executed.] 

The following paper is used in its place. 



212 Albany County Records. 

On tMs the eleventh day of November, 1654, in the forenoon, appeared 
before me Joannes Dyckman, in the service of, etc., the honorable Jan 
Labatie, and declared that he had sold, as by these_ presents he does sell 
to Adriaen Janse [Appel] Van Leyden, his certain house standing in 
Fort Orange, adjoining to the south angle {punt) of said fort, and to the 
north the north gate of the same, with a garden and hogpen therein 
standing, lying to the south of said fort, adjoining to the west Lambert 
Van vSekenborgh, and on the south side Pieter Jacobse[Borsboom?], 
to the north a road, and to the east the honorable company s garden; the 
aforesaid house as it stands, and the said garden and hogpen, to be deli- 
vered free, according to the patent thereof; for which the buyer, Adrian 
Janse Van Leyden, must pay for said house, lot, garden, hogpen and 
appurtenances of the same, the sum of eighteen hundred and twenty-tve 
guilders to the Rev. Dominie Gideon Schaets and the honorable Jan 
Verbeeck, as attorneys for Mr. Paulus Schrick, in three installments; the 
first payment, being six hundred guilders, shall be paid on the first ot 
May, 1655, in beavers; the second payment, on the first of May, lb5b, 
being also six hundred guilders in beavers; and the third and last 
payment shall be paid on the first of May, 1657, being six hundred and 
twenty-five guilders, in good current seewant; provided that the buyer 
shall remain in the occupancy thereof until May and during the time of 
said occupancy and lease, shall pay nothing to the seller; for the full 
payment he shall furnish as sureties Mr. Anthony De Hooges and Pieter 
Ryverdingh, who, with their signatures, bind themselves, that in case the 
buyer aforesaid fail of payment on the set time or times, they will at once 
step into his place, and themselves the purchase money assume to pay for 
the buyer, under a pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real, 
and moreover submitting the same to the force of all laws and judges. 

In acknowledgment of the same,- said sureties have subscribed these pre- 
sents with their own hands, with the consent of the attorneys of Mr. Paulus 
Schrick aforesaid; and the seller shall be obligated to warrant and defend 
said house, lot, garden and hogpen for a year and a day only, and in like 
manner is bound and indebted; all in good faith and without craft and 
guile. 

Signed by the buyer, seller, attorneys and sureties in Fort Orange, on 
the date aforesaid. 

Jan Labatie. 
Arian Janse V. Leyden.i 
As attorneys of Paulus Schrick, 

Gideon Schaets, Pastor iit Renselaerswyck. 

Jan Verheeclc. 
As sureties, 

Antonius De Hooges. 

Pieter Ryverding. 

Which I witness, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

1 Adriaen Janse Appel, or Van Leyden, was an innkeeper in Beverwyck for some years, bnt 
subsequently removed to New Amsterdam, and petitioned for the freedom of the village, in 
1662. — Dutch Marmsiyripts, x, 247. 

In 1654, he received a patent for a lot at Beverwyck, on condition, that the house to be 
erected thereon, he not an ordinary tippling house, hut an inn for travelers.— Pa^ewisHH^, 43. 
28th June, 1685, Adriaen Janse Appel, " weduwnaar van Maria Eeyverdlng, en FolMe Pieterse, 
weduwe van Pieter Meese Vrooman," were married in Albany. 



Albany Cavmty Records. 213 

-^ attorneys hereby annul the aforesaid sale and the sureties of the 
"e discharged ; in witness whereof this is subscribed by the attor- 
"ort Orange, this 23d of April, 1655. 

Gideon Schaet, Pastor in Rensselaerswyck. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Worshipful, valiant and most noble, Heer General : 

Our honorable fellow member, Pieter Hertgerts, having come up, has 
informed us that the papers and resolutions were delivered to your honor, 
and by word of mouth and by writings has shown the resolutions you 
directed to be sent up. In all kindness we petition that your honor will 
please to send up speedily, the sooner the better, advice for the regulat- 
ing of our affairs. How desolate is our condition from the late high water, 
* * * * will report to your honor by word of mouth; 
nevertheless we cannot refrain from writing that the four angles of the 
fort, by the late flood, are almost destroyed or carried away, besides the 
honorable company's garden, where scarcely a * remains, especially 
those residing on the third [^Fossen] kil. * * * * -^ye 
petition that your honor will please afford us the means for rebuilding the 
fort, * * * expecting which speedily, we commit your 
honor and family to God's defense and protection, and remain your honors' 
humble and faithful servants of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyok. 

Nov., 1654. 

On this 16th day of November 1654, appeared before me Johannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the honorable Claes Hendrickse Van 
Utrecht [Van Schoonhoven ? ], and declared that he had sold to Hen- 
drick Andriesse Van Doesburgh, his certain house standing in Mana- 
thans and the lot thereto belonging, lying on the broad or public way, as 
he the aforesaid Claes Hendrickse bought the same from Jan Peeki 
citizen of Manathans, which aforesaid house adjoins on the north on 
Evert Pels, and on the south Jan De Metselaer. * * * 

[The above conveyance is imperfect and unexecuted.] 

On this 20th day of November, 1654, appeared before me Johannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the Honorable Abraham Staets, and de- 
clared that he had hired Barent Gerritse, which Barent Gerritse himself 
acknowledges ; to serve for the time of a whole year (rontj'aer) commenc- 
ing on the 7th of October last, and continuing until the 7th of Octo- 
ber next, on the conditions that he, Barent Gerritse, on his honor's 
land, or wherever he shall have need of him, shall do all the farm labor, 
during the aforesaid time, upon his bouwenf, except the sowing of that 
portion which is not sown ; for which service he, Barent Gerritse, shall 
receive within the year aforesaid, three hundred and thirty guilders; two 
hundred in beavers and the rest in current seewant ; Barent Gerritse has 
also stipulated for free washing, two pairs of stockings, and a pair of 
shoes ; upon which conditions the honorable Abraham Staets aforesaid 
has paid one beaver as earnest money (jjoots pennincle) , and for the per- 

1 Jan Peek was an innkeeper'in New Amsterdam. He also owned ahouae in Beverwyck, which 
he offered for sale in 1665 (p. 94). He is said to have been the discoTerer and first settler of 
Peekskil. Byluawife,ManaVolchers,hehadfourchlldren. His son Jacobus settled in Schenec- 
tady, and from him have sprung those of this name in that vicinity. 



214 Albany County Records. 

formance of this contract, they pledge their respective persons and estates, 
personal and real, present and future, and in acknowledgment of 
the truth, with their own hands subscribe the same, in presence of Adrian 
Janse [Appel] Van Leyden and Gillis Douwesse Fonda, as witnesses 
hereto called and invited who, with the officer aforesaid, and the princi- 
pals, have also subscribed the same, on the date aforesaid, in Fort Orange. 

Abram Staes. 
This is the mark set X by Barent Gerritse, with his own hand. 
As witnesses, 

Adrian Janse V. Leyden. 
Jelles VondaA 

Which I attest. 

Johannes Dyckman. 

On this 27th day of November, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the honorable Andryes Herpertsen, and 
declared that he had contracted and agreed as follows, that Claes Hen- 
drickse Timmerman and Claes Janse Van Rotterdam shall for him, 
Andryes Herpertsen, make, frame and set up, a house in Beverwyck, upon 
a lot to be pointed out as great in length and breadth and as good 
and bad (goet en quaei), as the house by him at present occupied, for 
which, the contractors shall furnish all the materials, in all respects like 
those in his, the subscriber's house in Beverwyck built by Dicke Van 
Houten (?), both without and within, nothing excepted ; provided also 
that said house shall be framed and set up by the first of May next; for 
which, when done the contractors shall receive, and the subscriber 
Andryes Herpertsen, shall pay the sum of 1800 guilders in whole beavers. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which, the parties have subscribed 
this with their own hands, in presence of Rutger Jacopsen and Hen- 
drick Jochemse, as witnesses hereto called, who also have subscribed this 
agreement with the contractors. 

Andries Herberts. 
Claes Hendrtcksen. 

As witnesses, Claes Jacobse. 

Rutger Jacohse. 
Hendrich Jochemse. 

By these presents Evert Brantse, the soldier, and Jan Labatie agree 
with each other that the former shall be holden to labor as a farmer for 
a whole year, commencing from this date, for which service, within the 
year, he shall receive the sum of three hundred guilders, and moreover 
Jan Labatie, inasmuch as the customs officer has need of him, agrees 
that he shall remain three days with said officer. 
Fort Orange the 29th of Nov., 1654. 
Jan Labatie. 
The mark set by Evert Brantse -|- Van Amersfoort. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



1 JiUis Douwesse Fonda had one son, Douwe. In 1656, a suit was brought ao-ainst his wife for 
removing Lewis Cobussen's wife's petticoat from the fence ; defendant says plaintiff Dawned the 
article for beaver : pat over.— i>M«cA jlfa7iMS(wi)fc, xn.'i 14, 16. 



Albany Comity Records. 215 

On this the first day of December, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the honorable Eoeloff Jacopse, as hus- 
band and guardian of Gretie Jacopse, whom the subscriber declared to 
have received a letter from Holland, from G-ysbert Evertse, guardian, 
which [announces] to the subscriber, that his wife or he for her is * 
* * at Bunschoten under Ryck Aelten dwelling there, promising 
that the money shall be paid * * * to Mr. Lambert Wil- 
lemse Munick and Pieter Muniok, citizens and advocates, the subscribers 
people, who are bound for the interest * * [illegible] * 
* in presence of Mons. Robert Vastrick and Pieter Janse as wit- 
nesses hereto called and invited, who, with the principals, have signed this. 
The mark -|- set by Ghietgen Jacobse, with her own hand. 

ROELOFP JaCOBSEN. 
As witnesses, 
-P. Vastrick. 
Pieter Jansen. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

Kit Davits : 

What his honor, the Heer general [Stuyvesant], has written to you, will 
be seen in the foHowing copy : " You are to permit the Heer De Hulter 
and his, to enjoy Tree possession of land purchased, and other things, and 
not incite the savages against him or his, nor let harm come to his pro- 
perty, nor do him the least injury; if you do so, we shall proceed against 
you according to law. Let this serve as a final warning to you, according 
to which to regulate yourself, that the aforesaid Heer [De Hulter] may 
enjoy free possession ; and in case you act to the contrary, we shall at 
once proceed against you according to law." 

The court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck. 

Fort Orange, 3 December, 1654. 

On this the 21st day of December, 1654, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the honorable Rutger Jacopson, burgher 
and citizen of Beverwyck, and declared that he had agreed and contracted 
with Dirrick Bensinck, to frame and make a house one board in length ; 
to set up and build it behind the house of the said Dirrick Bensinck, now 
standing and built in Beverwyck, according to the requirements of the 
work upon * * to be completed by Dirrick Bensinck at his 
own expense : further the contractor shall be holden to construct the 
house with a * * pantry ; also three girders, brackets, a garret, floor, 
door and window tight, all at his own cost; also the contractor shall' make 
therein a door case ; for which he shall receive five hundred and twelve 
guilders, to be paid in installments as follows, the first immediately, the 
second in the month of June, and the last * * * all honest and in 
good faith ; in Beverwyck in presence of Cornelis Theunisse Van * * 
and Jan * * as witnesses hereto invited. 

RUTGEE JaCOBSEN. 

This is the mark set by X Bensinck. 
Hendrick Jochemse (.^). 
Cornelis Thonissen, as witness. 
Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyckman. 



216 Albany Comity Records. 

Their honors of the court here having been informed that one Maats.i 
at the public inns, has been gambling for great sums of money, so is it 
that their honors hereby give notice that such * _ playing is 
forbidden, * * the officer being requested against such lavish 
squanderings of such notable sums of money to proceed according to law; 
further in such cases their honors will no longer execute judgment for 
such winnings and losses * * but the officer shall be requested 
to proceed against, and impose the penalty upon, all such unlawful players 
which are hereby expressly prohibited, that the evil consequences which 
may arise therefrom * * * , -.^c. -n 

This done in Fort Orange, this 22d of December, 1654. Present m 
Regiitro. 

[The greater part of the following paper is illegible] : 

* * * * * on the 3d of November, before the 
court has acknowledged that, ***** officer 
]iere * * * brandy sold to the Indians, so is it upon her 
request * * * because the first * * excused, 
provided that a fine to the clerk and officer, shall be paid, at once in 
current seewant, the sum of * * * * under this re- 
servation, that in case hereafter she do so any more, after the full * 

* * * * this serving as a public warning. 
Fort Orange, this 30 Decemb : 1654. 

Willem Fredericse Bout proposes to sell at public sale, his house and 
lot, at present occupied by himself, adjoining on the south side upon Jan 
Michielsen [Van Edam] on the east side the public road, breadth nine 
rods and ten feet in front, length twelve rods on both sides, breadth in 
the rear nine rods and five feet, all according to the patent thereof; upon 
the following conditions : That the payment shall be made in three 
installments punctually, of which the first, being a third part, shall be 
paid in May next, the second six months thereafter, and the last third 
part, also in the following six months ; which payment shall be made in 
good whole beavers or grain, at the choice of the buyer. The auction 
fees shall be claimed of the buyer alone. The buyer shall be holden to 
furnish sufficient sureties for the paymBnt. Further, the seller makes the 
sale on this condition, that no rebate shall be made, whatever may be the 
occasion. The buyer was Teunis Dirrickse [Van Vechten] ^ for the sum 
of nineteen hundred and twenty guilders. 

We, the undersigned, present ourselves as sureties for the principal for 
payment for the aforesaid house under obligation according to law, this 
11th of January, 1655. 

The mark + set by Theunis Dirrickse, with his own hand. 

As sureties, 

A. Van Curler. \ 

Rutger Jacobse. 



1 Jacoli HeudrikBe Maats. 

2 Teunis Dirkse Van Vechten came out in 1638, with wife, child, and two serrants, in the ArmB 
ot Norway, and had a farm in 1648, at Greenbush, north of that occupied by Teunis Cornelise 
Van Vechten. He is referred to in 1663, as an old inhabitant here. — 0' Cmaghari'sIIistonjof 
New Netherlands i. 438. Perhaps he was called " Poentie" in 1649.— Z>Kfc/j Manuscripts, m, 37. 



Albany County Records. 217 

Willem Frederickse [Bout] proposes to sell, on the following condi- 
tions, a lot and some timber for a house, adjoining to the north Volokert 
Janse [Douw], and to the south Sander Leendertse [Grlen], to the west 
a public road, to the east the path to the river side ; upon the following 
conditions ; that the payment for the same shall be made in good whole 
beavers or hard grain (hart koren). * * * * 

[This paper is unexecuted.] 

Jochem [ Wesselse] Becker desires to sell, at public sale, a piece of wood- 
land lying behind Fort Orange, with a house of a board long, just as they lie 
and stand ; the breadth of the land is according to the patent thereof, 
which shall be delivered to the buyer when the payment is made, bounded 
southupon the Beaver kil,westthe woodland, north the hill, east the thicket 
(creupelbosch), is in breadth on the south side 50 rods, on the north side 
36 rods, length 105 rods, with the fence set round about the same and the 
house also there built; upon the following conditions, to wit, that the 
payment shall be made in three installments of a third part each ; the first 
in the month of May, next, the second, six months after, and the third, 
six months following. The payment must be made in good whole 
beavers, or grain, at the choice of the buyer. The auction fees shall be a 
charge against the buyer ; provided that the buyer shall be holden to 
furnish sufficient sureties to the content of the seller, for the payment. 
Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], was the buyer, on the aforementioned condi- 
tions, for the sum of four hundred and sixty-eight guilders. 

Philip Pietersen. 
As sureties according to law, 

Jbhan Baptist Van Renselaer. 

A Van Curler. 
11 Jan., 1655. 



Worshipful, valiant, most noble lord and right honorable sirs. Heer 
general and right honorable sirs : 
The Mohawks, or some of them, have been here with us, asking us that 
some Dutchmen may go to the Sinekens,' to compose the difficulties which 
have arisen between them and the Sinekens, but through the unfitness of 
the times no one has been found (?); and moreover as one of the leaders 
of the Sinekens has been killed by the Mohawks, they are indisposed (?). 
So that we have thought it needful to write to your honor and the right 
honorable [council], since we judge the same to be a matter of state, for 
if the Mohawks drive out the Sinekens, or whilst war exists, no trade here 
will yield any returns from that time on. If this war begins we shall 
expect your honor and the right honorable [council], in their wise judg- 
ment, to take this matter into consideration, and our humble petition is 
that your honor, etc., will please send by the bearer of this, their resolu- 
tion upon this weighty point, to wit, the slaying of the chief of the 
Sinekens of Onnedaego, which Indians as aforesaid are threatening to 
make war upon the Mohawks.* * * * It is a dangerous thing 
for us to interfere with this exciting quarrel on such an occasion. The 



1 Senecas. 

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218 Albany County Records. 

Mohawks came to us with a gift, saying that they thought counsel nearly 
at an end, and therefore sought our intervention with the excited parties, 
and, if possible, to remove the difficulty. We answered them that the time 
of the year was not propitious for the Dutch to undertake such a journey, 
even if it were needful, and a fit time beforehand were had, so then they 
ordered what might be fitting therein. * * * * We 

beseech your honor, to please send up the accounts of the six soldiers, and 
other honorable company's servants, stationed here, and to_ order the 
traders to contribute so much as amounts to a bale of clothing, else we 
must at once demand their license. We shall now await your honor's 
good orders ; our power alone avails nothing * * * * tjj^t 
so both the honorable company, and we, may thereby render better service. 
Wherefore expecting your honor's good orders, Heer general and right 
honorable sirs, we commend your honors to God's protection, and remain, 
right honorable sirs, 

Your humble and trusty servants. 

The court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck. 
Fort Orange, 6 January, 1654. 

Honorable Jan Dirrickse Van Bremen : 

As divers creditors of yours have shared with us in the grain, therefore 
we have ordered that you sell no grain before the after following persons 
shall have been fully paid. Evert Bils (?), for the sum of two hundred 
and twenty, and Pieter Hertgerts, the sum of two hundred and seventy 
guilders. ***** 

The court of Port Orange and Beverwyck. 

13 January, 1655. 

On this the 13th day of January, 1655, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman, in the service of, etc., Adrian Dirickse De Vries, who declared 
that he had sold to Pieter Adriaansen Soogemacklyck,i a certain lot (to 
be determined and delivered on the first of May), lying in Beverwyck, 
provided that the seller shall * * the house standing thereupon, 
adjoining easterly and westerly on the * *, southerly and north- 
erly, provided that the seller (sic) shall be holden to pay to the buyer 
(sic) the sum of a hundred and twelve guilders, the remaining eight guil- 
ders to pay for the patent, to remain a charge to the buyer. * * 
* * The payment must be made * * * ^\\ jj, 
good faith, and under pledge of their persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future. 

In acknowledgment of the same, signed with their own hands, as well 
by the buyer as the seller. 

The mark of Adrian Dirrickse De Vries, with -f his own hand signed. 

On this the 17th day of January, 1655, appeared before me Joannes 
Dyckman in the service of, etc., the virtuous (eerlaar) Femmetje Albertse 
widow of the late Hendrick Janse Westerkamp, and declared that she 



1 Pieter Adriaansen SoogemaAelyck was an innlceeper. In 1660 he was called iioorsom of 
Anna Pieterse Soogemackelyck, widow of the late Barent Janse Bal. In 1664 he received a 
patent for a honwery in Schenectady, which he sold in 1670 to Helmer Often 'from whom it 
passed to RyerSchermerhorp, by niarriage to Otten's widow. He is perhaps the same person 
as P. A. Van Woggelnm, often spoken of in the ancient records •^o.u^^ y^i^^u. 



Albany County Records. 219 

had sold to the Honorable Jan Thomase [Mingael], Pieter Hertgerts and 
Volckert Janse [Douw], a certain corner Qioeclc) of her lot lying in 
Beverwyck, in length five rods and six feet and in breadth six rods and 
eight feet just as it lies there, for which the seller shall receive in cash 
the sum of three hundred guilders, to be paid in beavers or hard grain, 
at the choice of the buyer, whereupon, she, the seller, of the aforesaid lot, 
(as well in its length as in its breadth), promises a full release of the 
same to them and their heirs forever. 

In acknowledgment of the truth this is signed with their own hand, in 
Fort Orange, on the date aforesaid. 

The mark set by Femmetjb Albertse X with her own hand. 
As buyers, 

Jan Thomas. 
Pieter Hertgerts. 
As witnesses, 

Pieter Ryverdingh. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dyokman. 

Their honors of the court having learned that certain persons, on the 
solemn festivals of yesterday and Shrovetide evenings, in this jurisdiction, 
having clothed themselves in strange habiliments, and put on women's 
clothes, therein publicly marched as mountebanks, through the city and 
streets, in the sight of the inhabitants, and besides did other scandalous 
and unseemly things, * * * t\i^i no one during the whole 
* * draw [a knife] or shoot off a gun, under any pretext whatso- 
ever, for the reason that not only many improprieties thereby take place, 
but the farm and other servants not only cease from their service, and by 
that means lose their time, but fights, blows, blasphemy, oaths and other 
irregularities happen; so is it that their honors of the court, hereby ex- 
pressly forbid such things to be done, on penalty that those who are found 
doing contrary hereto, shall pay to the behoof of the officer here, the sum 
of twenty-five guilders, for the first ofi"ense. 

Thus done in Fort Orange this 26th of January, 1654. 



Appeared before me, Joannes Dyckman, in the service of, etc., in the 
presence of the honorable magistrates- of the court here, Sander Leen- 
dertse [Glen] and Pieter Hertgerts, Firstly — Jacob Janse Stoll [alias 
Hap] who declared that he had granted, conveyed, and transferred, for him- 
self and his successors, two certain houses standing in Fort Orange, with 
the gardens thereto belonging at present, adjoining on the east upon Arent 
Van den Bergh, and to the west on the angle (punt) of said fort, for 
which, in exchange, he has agreed with Claas Hendrickse Van Utrecht, 
that in real ownership he (Stoll) shall again receive a certain house 
standing in Manathans, according to conveyance of date the 17th of May, 
1654, delivered in the presence of Messieurs Nicasius de Sille and La 
Montague in Niew Amsterdam, lying and standing on the island of Mana- 
thans in Niew Amsterdam, bounded easterly on the river, in breadth on 
the road or south side three rods and three and a quarter feet, breadth in 
the rear, on the north side, one rod, seven and a half feet, length on the 
east side, ten rods, two and a half feet, length on the west side, twelve 



220 Albany County Records. 

rods ; and the grantors declare, that they confirm both sales, and also for 
themselves and their heirs will warrant and defend the same forever ; 
promising to hold this conveyance secure, and said grantors acknowledge 
what has been done above by way of exchange, annulling the former 
exchange forever, and that what is aforesaid is fast and done in good 
faith, thus holding this agreement, honestly, and in good faith : in pre- 
sence of us, signed by both the grantors with their own hands, and by 
the honorable commissaries this twenty-seventh day of January, 1655. 

Jacob Janse Stoll. 

Claes Hendryckse. 

Joannes Dyckman. 

Saundee Lenesn. 

PlETEE HeRTQEETS. 



1655, 5 February, at the house of Marselis Janse. 
Cornelis Wouterse desires to sell, at this public sale, the following 
goods upon these conditions, to wit : The payment shall be made within 
the time of three weeks, or at the outside one month, in good whole 
beavers. The buyer shall be holden to furnish security for the above 
payment, to the content of the seller, and failing so to do, the articles 
shall again be offered at his cost and charge. Moreover, the seller puts 
all upon this footing, that no reduction or increase of price shall be 
allowed for any reason whatever after the sale. 

Andries Herpertse, a bed with pillows and bolsters, for / 65.00 

Keesie Wouters, a cloak, / 64.00 

do a petticoat, / 36.00 

Eldert Gerritse, a little cloak, / 17.00 

Cornelis, a ditto, with a stomacher, f 25.00 

Pieter Adreansen [Soogemackelyck], an upper petticoat, / 25.00 

Barent [Coeymans], the miller, an upper petticoat, / 21.00 

Cornelis Teunise, a pair of sleeves, / 9.00 

Barent the miller, a Turkish (?) coat, / 37.00 

Lambert Albertsen [Van Neck], a cloak, / 49.00 

Andres Herpertse, two loockeas, / 22.00 

Andres Herpertse, two do, / 25.00 

Corn. Bos, twopillows, / 11.00 

Grietje Teunise, two pillows, f 12.00 

Lambert Albertse, three pillows, y 12.00 

Janne Mon, two napkins {servetteri), / 8.00 

do five napkins, f 13.00 

Lambert Albertse [Van Neck], two napkins, / 10.00 

Pieter Meesen [Vrooman] two napkins, / 9.00 

Cornelis Tennis, two napkins, f 8.00 

Pieter So Mackelyck, two napkins, / 9,00 

Pieter Bronck, two napkins, f 9.00 

do do ".../ 10.10 

do do f 9.00 

Claes Henderickse [Van Schoonoven], two napkins, / 8.06 

P. Ryverdingh, two napkins, f 8.00 

do six pewter plates, for f 12.00 



Albany County Beoords. 221 

Hendrick Joohemse, six pewter plates, for f 11.00 

Cornells Teunisse, a chest, f 21.00 

Tgerck, a sum of money (een pennniyli), / 18.00 



591.00 



Marcelis Janse [Van Bommel] sold a cloak exposed for sale a second 

time, for / 40.00 

Evert Pels, a gun, / 6.70 

Pieter Ryverdingh sold the following rolls of tobacco : Gerrit 

Segerse] Van Voorhoudt] 8 rolls, / 31.00 

Jan Andriesse De Graff,i 4 ditto, / 10.00 

Willem, 3 rolls, for / 8.30 

Cornells Theunise, 6 rolls, / 35.00 

Klaes Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven or Van Utrecht] stood 

security for Grerrit Segerse for 6 rolls, for / 25.00 

Elbert Gerritse stood security for Gerrit Segerse, for 14 rolls of 

tobacco, / 

Eldert, 6 rolls, / 24.10 

Gerrit Keyerse,^ 6 rolls, / 25.10 

Mr. Johan De Hulter desires at this sale to sell the following goods, 
underwritten, upon the following conditions, to wit : The payment of 
the goods sold shall be made punctually, within two months from this 
day. The payment shall be made in good whole beavers or wheat. 
Moreover the buyer shall be holden, at or shortly after the sale, to fur- 
nish sufficient sureties to the content of the seller, if not, the articles shall 
again be offered at the buyer's expense and charge, and if they sell for 
less, he shall be holden to make good the loss. 

An iron vise to Cornells Vos, / 36.00 

An iron vise to Pieter Hertgerts, / 6.17 

Three saw (saye) irons, to Jan Van Aecken, / 25.00 

A drill (driliser), to Mr. Rensselaer, / 8.02 

A cloak, Pieter Hertgerts, / 20.01 

A silk camlet robe, Pieter Hertgerts, / 30.00 

A child's coat, Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaiok], / 5.01 

A houwetgen, Jan Thomase [Mingael], / 17.00 

An old woman's gown, Rutger Jacopsen, / 28.00 

Two napkins {servetteri), Mr. Rensselaer, / 9.10 

Two napkins, Seger Cornelise [Van Voorhoudt], / 9.10 

Two napkins, Mr. Rensselaer, / 8.17 

Two napkins, Cornells Vos, / 9.13 

Mr. Rensselaer, two napkins, / 9.00 

1 Jan Andriesse De Graff, son of Andiies De Graff, was a brickmaker. In 1658, he was fined with 
two others 500gl. for selling lianor to the Indians. With one Koaeboom he went to New York, 
and commenced the making of bricks. His brother Claas settled in Schenectady, and is the 
ancestor of the families of this name there. 

2 Gerrit Eeyerse of Utrecht, was a trader, and made two voyages to Holland in 1660 and 1662. 
On his first return in July, 1661, a complaint was made against him for smuggling. His two 
logs are still in existence. 

In 1678 he owned a lot on the west side of Broadway on the Yossenkill, 4 rods north of Colum- 
bia street. —Deeds, i, 414. By his wife Annatie, he had at least five children ; made his will 15 
February, 169% ; was not living in 1700. 



222 Albany County Records. 

Giertgen Bouts,i two napkins, f 9.13 

Two napkins, Jonge Gees, / 9.12 

f 232.11 
18 Feb., 1655. 

Brought from the other side, / 241.11 

Two napkins, yon^'e Kees, / 9.12 

do. Cornelis Vos, / 9.16 

do. Griergen Bouts, / 9.10 

do. Cornelis Vos, / 9.12 

do. Dicke Gees, / 9.14 

Six napkins, Giergen Bouts, / 31.00 

Six napkins, Kutger Jacobsen, / 24.00 

One rix-dollar, Claes Janse Van Boere (?), / 5.06 

One rix-doUar, Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick],..., / 4.08 

One rix-dollar. Soger Gornelise, f 4.01 

One piece of money (stuck gelts), Jannemon, / 3.16 

One piece of money, Louys f 15.00 

One piece of money, ThomasJanse, / 4.08 

One piece of money, Segar Gornelis, / 4.00 

One piece of money, Dirrick Bensick, f 4.80 

do. Seger Gornelise, / 5.15 

do. Mr. Eensselaer, / 5.15 

do. ThomasJanse, / 4.00 

do. Pieter Meuwse (?) / 4.05 

do. Mr. Rensselaer, / 5.11 

do. William Janse Shut, / 5.10 

do. do. / 4,13 

do. Seger Gornelise, / 5.05 

do. Cornelis Theunise, / 4.14 

do. Seger Gornelise, / 4.05 

do. Jannemon, f 4.05 

do. Mr. Eensselaer, / 4.05 

do. do. f 5.06 

do. DolleGiet(?) / 5.10 

do. do. / 5.12 

do. Pieter Meuwse,2 / 4.11 

do. Arent Van Curlee, / 3.02 

do. Mr. Rensselaer, / 3.05 

do. Keesie Wouterse, / 3.02 

do. Jeremias Rensselaer, / 3.06 

do. Kees 3 Wyncoop, / 3.06 

Seger Gornelis, scissors, .'.'.'.'.".".".' / 2.10 

[Arent Van] Curler, scissors, ....I.....", f 2.05 

A piece of gold, Seger Gornelise, .'". y 12.50 

^°- do. '.v.'.!'.'."!'.;!!!;;;/ i4!i5 

•^0- do- / 12.02 

JJt&S?^'iL'tff^.^^^t^;^'''''^ ™' carried away captive to Canada, by the French, 
^ Pieter Meese Vrooman ? 
' Kees and Keesie are nicknames for Cornelius. 



Albany County Becords. 223 

Curler, a imcA;, (.^) / 39.00 

Thomas Janse, two koogte, {?) / 17.00 

Rutger Jacobsen, a tinck, (J) / 31.10 

Cornells Vos, do. / 61.10 

Curler, two * * a. tinck, (?) / 24.00 

CornelisTheunise, agold, * / 92.00 

Robbert Engelse, a piece of gold, / 20.13 

do. do / 13.30 

Lambert Albertse [Van Neck] do / 11.10 

Barent Pieterse, [Coeymans] the miller, two * * . . . / 26.00 

Rut Jacobse, same * / 24.00 

do. a cloak / 148.00 

JjAGowen, (?) / 8.00 

Cornells Vos, two napkins, / 9.11 

Filip Pieterse [Schuyler], 6 napkins, / 29.00 

Rem Janse [Smit], 4 napkins, / 20.10 

/ 1349.50 

On this 22d day of February, 1655, appeared before me Joannes Dyck- 
mau, in the service of, etc., the honorable Jan Labatie and Lambert Van 
Valkenborgh,' who declared, by these presents, at the request of Steven 
Janse [Coninck], that it is a fact, that these deponents, yesterday evening, 
were at the house of said Janse, and among other things, saw, while said 
deponents were at the house of said Steven Janse, Jacob Hendrickse 
Maat come into the house throwing out many abusive words, whereupon 
said Janse * * * * ^ loaded gun he would shoot him 
through, afterwards going to close the door, Jacob Hendrickse Maat 
following drew his knife, then Steven Janse exclaimed " Strike with your 
fists;" which these deponents heard, and also declared that Jacob 
Hendrickse Maat further abused him with many ungracious words, whilst 
said Janse was so far as he could be, patient and remained quietly within 
his house. By this deposition enough has been said about what said 
Janse was complaining, especially about what was done to him as well 
within as without his house. This deposition being presented, is of 
necessity and by request, strengthened by oath. 

In acknowledgment of the truth, this is subscribed by their own hands, 
in Fort Orange, of date aforesaid. 

Jan Labatie. 
The mark set by -\- Lambert Van Valkenborgh with his own hand. 

Which I attest, 

Joannes Dtckman. 

Appeared before me Pieter Ryverdingh, clerk in the service of the 
privileged West India company, the honorable Arent Vandenberch and 
Hendrick Biermans,'- who declared, as by these presents they do, at the 

1 Lambert Van Talkenbnrgli bongbt a house and 25 morgens of land in Manhattans, 29 July, 
1644.— Dutch Manuscripts, n, 121. Prom thence he removedto Beverwyck, in 1645. By his wife, 
AJinatie, he had two sons, Jochem and Lambert, who settled in Kinderhook. In 1697, his widow 
was living, but died before 1704, when his heirs owned his house and lot in " ye Toddomark," on 
the west corner of Green and Beaver streets.— jlranofe of Albany, ii, 21 ; it, 180. 

"^ Hendrck Biermans was collector of the excise in 1657. — Dutch Manuscripts, 



224 Albany County Records. 

request of Steven Janse [Coninck], the fact, that these deponents, yester- 
day evening, the 20th of this month, were tarrying at the house of said 
Janse, and among other things, saw and heard Jacob Losorecht,i utter 
many abusive words against the aforesaid Janse, and soil (?) a handker- 
chief of said Janse, exclaiming " Come with me out into the woods, and 
there, with a gun or guns fight ; " whereupon said Losorecht further invited 
him, Steven, out of doors, and Steven answered that he would fight with 
fists, " as I am content without sharp fighting," complaining further of 
violence done in his house. Appearing against the aforesaid Jacob, we 
being required of necessity, strengthen this by an oath. 
This 22d of February, 1655, in Fort Orange. 

The mark of X Arent Vandenberch 

with his own hand set. 
The mark JJB of Hendrick Bibrmans 
with his own hand set. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Pr. Kyverdingh. 

Appeared before me Pieter Ryverdingh, clerk, etc., the honorable 
Ryck Bidders, aged about thirty-seven years, and Klaas Andriese [De 
Graaf] ^ aged about twenty-seven years, who, upon the request of Steven 
Janse, declared that it is a fact, they were yesterday evening the 21st 
of this month, at the house of the complainant [Janse], where was pre- 
sent Harmen N. 3 whose surname is unknown ; which Harmen uttered 
many words against the complainant, without said complainant's provok- 
ing him thereto ; and after many words, said Harmen pulling off his 
coat wished to strike this complainant in his own house. Stephen 
aforesaid answered, " Strike on : " After this answef, he went after the 
officer, complaining of the force and violence used against himself by 
said Harmen. Appearing against the aforesaid Harmen from necessity 
and being required to make affirmation with an oath, this is done this 
22d of February, 1655, in Fort Orange. 

The mark of -f Ryck Ridderse. 
Claes Andries. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Pieter Ryverdingh, Clerk. 

On this third day of February, 1654, in the forenoon, appeared before 
me Joannes Dyckman, in the service of, etc., the honorable Stoffel Janse 
Abeels, aged about thirty-two years, and Jacob- Hendriokse lSibinok,4 aged 
about twenty-six years, and testified and declared, as by these presents 
they do testify and declare, that Jan Verbeeck had said that the fire 
at the house of Aert Jacobse was set by young Paulus, at another time, 
by Pieter, the Fleming, and that the said young Paulus had brought 
some fire by which it was kindled (?). 



' Jacob Loserecht, alias Maat. 

2 Claas Andriese De Graaf was one of the flrst settlers of Schenectady. By his wife, Elizaheth 
Willemse Brouwer, he had a large family of children who settled in and about Schenectady. 

a By Harmen N. is probably meant Jacob Hendribse Maat, alias Loserecht, of the two pre- 
vious depositions. *^ 

" Jacob Hendrikee Sibinck received a patent for a lot in Beverwyck, S6 Oct., 1653.— Deeas, i, 195. 



Albany Cownty Records. 225 

Worshipful, valiant, most noble general, and right honorable sirs of the 
high council of New Netherland : 

As the first of May next will be the time when the terms of office of the 
three persons now serving as commissaries shall have expired, viz : Jan 
Verbeeck, Jacob Janse Schermerhooren, who last year departed for Holland, 
and Jan Thomase [Mingael], so to fill up the bench, according to former 
custom, a nomination is made of a double number of six persons, viz : Philip 
Pieterse Schuyler, Derrick Janse Oroon, ' Volckert Janse [Douw] , Eem Janse 
[Smit], Evert Wendel and Arent Andriese [Bratt], from whom, if it 
please your honors of the high honorable court, to elect three persons, for 
this bench, to supply the places of the aforesaid retiring officers ; and our 
humble petition is, that your honor and the court will please make the 
election at the aforesaid time, otherwise the bench will be deficient, to the 
great inconvenience of the people here, and also the honorable company's 
service ; awaiting the same, in the meantime, we pray Almighty God to 
prosper your honor's and the council's government, and that your counsels 
may long abide. In the meantime, Heer general and honorable sirs, we 
remain your honors' humble and trusty servants of the court, at Fort 
Orange and Beverwyek. 

Fort Orange, 30th of March, 1655. 

Steven Janse [Coninck] desires to sell, at this sale or auction, the 
following goods, on these conditions, to wit : The payments shall be made 
in good merchantable beavers, without any abatement, in the month of 
May. The buyers shall make said payments, at the time fixed, to Pieter 
Kyverdingh, who shall receive the money for the aforesaid goods : 

To Baehtgen , a tioktack table (tichtack borf), / 16.00 

Kensselaer, 11 axes (bylen), / 9.10 

Seger Cornelise, 36tt) tobacco, / 25.00 

Do. 6 beer glasses, / 6.04 

Jan the Jester (?) {met de hoert), 3 pictures, / 2.00 

Henderick Joohemse, a sign,'^ / 3.12 

Jacob Adrianse,3 a gun, / 13 00 

Pieter Bout, a canoe (Jcnoo), / 35.00 

Jan Thomase [Mingael], 3 gutters [for a brewery], .../ 60.00 

Steven Janse, a sow (soch), / 17.00 

Henderick Gerritse [VanWie], a hog, / 15.00 

Steven Janse, a hog, / 14.00 

Huybert the Kogue (?), (de gui/t), a cask of No. 1 Holland beer,/ 41.00 

Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], do. No. 2, / 33.00 

Willem Pieterse [Van Slyck],-! a barrel (ton) No. 8 Holland beer, / 30.00 

Willem Pieterse, No. 9, ditto, / 24.00 

Seger Cornelise, a tobacco , / 2.10 



1 Dirk Janse Croon was appointed magistrate in 1655, and 1658. In 1660, he was superintendent 
of wells. — Suich Manuscripts, xIt, 199, etc. In 1664, he was probably in AmBteiiam. —JEnglish 
Manuscripts, xxll, 3. 

3 Hangdord, a sign before the door of an inn. It would seem from the sale of his sign, 
beer, etc., that Conmck at this time retired from the business. 

= Jacob Adriaense Van Utrecht, alias Eademacker. 

■• Willem Pieterse Van Slyck had three sons : Pieter, Dirk, and Tennis, and perhaps Jacob, 
who settled in the vicinity of Beverwyek and at Kinderhook, and had families. 

29 



226 Albany County Records. 

Jan Verbeeck, cask No. 4 Holland beer, / 24.00 

Joan de Hulter, a chest, / ^-l" 

Huybert the Rogue {de guyt), / 2.12 

Do. een trocJi met een hecJcen, / 9.01 

Toung Kees, 3 benches, / °-10 

Joan de Hulter, four hogs at 14 guilders apiece, / 54.00 

Anthony De Hooges, a cask of Holland beer, / 24.00 

Leendert Philipse [Conyn],i a press bed, / 4.00 

Doorethe, a book (paid from the brewery), / 16.00 

To Jacob from the Plat, a dog, but Andries and Goosen have assumed 
the debt. Also to Juryan the glazier, two hogs, for 3-| beavers, but 
Andries Herpertsen and Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], must also have 
money for stones, and the 3-^ beavers go as an offset. 



Jan Peeck desires to sell at this public sale his two houses, standing 
and lying in Fort Orange, with the garden thereto belonging, all according 
to the patent thereof The houses adjoin on the west the angle of the fort, 
to the east Arent Van den Bergh ; the garden lies to the south of the 
aforesaid fort, adjoining to the north the Heer Rensselaer, and to the 
south a public road. First. — The person who, as buyer, bids in the same, 
shall be holden to make the first payment of six hundred guilders, in the 
month of May, or at furthest, by the end of said month, the half, in 
current seewant, and the other half, in good beavers. The second 
payment, being the last, shall be paid before the following May, in the 
year 1656, the half, in current seewant, and the other half, in beavers as 
before; on this condition that the person, who bids off the same, shall be 
holden to furnish sufficient sureties ; and failing in that, the property shall 
again be offered for sale at the charge of the buyer, and what less it shall 
bring, the buyer shall make good. The seller of the aforesaid houses shall 
be holden to deliver the garden inclosed in new pales, together with the 
sand that may be in the cellar of the one house, which he shall build and 
complete in a proper manner, after which the buyer must order matters 
himself. 

Upon this 14th of April, 1655, Mr. Joannes Dyckman remained the 
highest bidder, for the sum of sixteen hundred and twenty-seven Carolus 
guilders, and on the aforesaid conditions hereunder set his usual sign 
manual; pledging the aforesaid houses and his estate, personal and real, 
all according to law. 

Joannes Dyckman. 



We, the undersigned, as principals, stand sureties for the aforesaid 
Joannes Dyckman, in the purchase of the two houses, according to the 
conditions, to stand in his stead in case of failure of payment, and to pay 



1 Leeadeert Philipse Conyn, in 1657, owned a house and lot in Beverwyck on the river side, 
which he Btill owned in 1676.-/)e|d!s, i, 94, 303. He died in im.- Aliany Church Secords. 
He left sons, Philip and Caspar, and perhaps Jacob. 



Albany County Records. 227 

the aforesaid money ; for whicli we pledge our estates, personal and real, 
according to law. 

Done this 16th of April, 1655, in Beverwyck. 

PlETER RyVEEDINGH. 

As witnesses, Evert Pels. 

Glaes Hendry cTcse. 
Willem Pieterse \^Van Slyck']. 

On this the 16th day of April, 1655, appeared before me Pieter Ryver- 
dingh, clerk in the service of, etc., Mr. Joannes Dyckman, who acknow- 
ledged that he had sold to Claes Hendrickse [Van Schoonhoven], citizen 
here, a certain lot adjoining on the south side of Abraham Pieterse [Vos- 
burgh] carpenter, and on the north side Mr. Jacob [De Hinse] chirurgeon, 
on the east side a common cart road, breadth about six rods eight feet, 
length ten rods, together with a double garden, Nos. 1 and 2 lying behind 
the aforesaid lot, with the timber lying there for a house, and the pales 
for the garden, all delivered free, lot, garden and timber ; provided that 
said Claes Hendrickse, therefor, shall pay the sum of four hundred Carolus 
guilders, the half in good strung current seewant, and the other half in 
good whole beavers, under this reservation, that whenever the said Dyck- 
man delivers over the patent for the same, then the promised sum as 
aforesaid shall be paid without further delay. In acknowledgment of 
the same, they mutually pledge their respective persons and estates, per- 
sonal and real, present and future, subjecting the same to the force of all 
laws and judges. In witnessof which, without craft or guile, this is signed 
with their own hands, on the date aforesaid in Beverwyck. 

Johannes Dyckman. 

As witnesses, Claes Hendeyckse. 

Andries Herberts. 
Jan Peeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Pieter Eyverdingh, Clerk. 

On this 17th day of April, 1655, appeared before me, Joannes Dyck- 
man, customs officer, etc., in Port Orange, etc., the honorable Pieter Gel- 
lisse Metselaer (mason), at present living at said Fort Orange, who 
declared that he had appointed and empowered, as by these presents he 
does appoint and empower, the virtuous Marytgen Jaoobse residing on the 
Prince's canal at Amsterdam, being the subscriber's wife, and his grand 
uncle, in her husband's name and for his sake to claim, demand and re- 
ceive all such sums of money as are due to him, for his child's portion, 
inherited by him from his mother, and further so to do and act as the 
matter demands, and as the attorney judges wise ; the subscriber holding 
as fixed and irrevocable whatever said attorney, Maritgen Jacobse, has 
done or shall do herein, as if he were himself present in person. 

In witness whereof, this is signed with his own hand, with witnesses 
hereto called and invited. Done as above. Pieter Jellesse. 



Andries Herberts. 
Pieter Eyverdingh. 
Acknowledged before me, Joannes Dyokman. 



228 Albany County Records. 

Their honors of this court desire to farm out, at public sale, to the 
highest bidder, the tapsters' excise of wine and beer, for the time of 
twelve months, beginning on the first of May next, on the following con- 
ditions, to wit : The collector shall be holden to pay the promised sum 
quarterly to the honorable court or to their order. This payment shall 
be made in good strung seewant. It is conditioned that the highest bid- 
der shall be holden to furnish sufficient security for the payment, failing 
of which, it shall immediately be offered for sale again, at his cost and 
charge, without any opposition. On this 23d of April, 1655, at Fort 
Orange, Marcclis Janse became the buyer for the sum of two thousand 
and thirty guilders upon the foregoing conditions, and Claes Janse (?) 
and Philip Hendrickse [Brouwer] ' became his sureties, to take his place 
in case of failure of payment, according to the foregoing conditions, 
pledging mutually their estates, personal and real, present and future, 
without exception, and subjecting the same to the force of all laws and 
judges. 

In witness whereof this is mutually signed without craft or guile. 

As buyer, Marcelis Janse. 

As sureties, 

Flip Hindricksen. 
Claes Janse. 

On the 22d day of December, 1655, Adriaen Gerritsen [Papendorp] 
and Adriaen Van Ilpendam, have in friendship covenanted and agreed 
in manner following : The aforenamed Adriaen Van Ilpendam has sold 
his house, lot and garden, with all that is therein fast by earth and nailed, 
standing and lying in Beverwyck, and promises to deliver them on the 
first day of August, 1656, with the patent and a proper conveyance, but 
expressly conditioned, that on the east side about three feet of the lot in 
front on the street, be sold to Rem Jansen Smit, so that the house of said 
Rem Jansen may stand on his own ground; for which aforenamed house, 
lot and garden, Adriaen Gerritse must pay to Adriaen Van Ilpendam, 
eighteen hundred Carolus guilders, in good merchantable beaver skins, at 
eight guilders a beaver, as consideration for the house, lot and garden ; 
on the further condition that Adriaen Gerritse may occupy half of the 
aforesaid house, and cultivate the garden ; pledging mutually their per- 
sons and estates, personal and real, in subjection to all laws and judges. 

In witness of which, two copies of this agreement are made, and without 
craft or guile signed, of date as above. 

Adriaen Van Ilpendam. 
Rem Jansen, as witness. Adriaen G-erritsen. 

Andriese Hendrick, as witness. 



On this 28th day of February, 1666, Joaehem Wesselse Backer of 
the one part and Adriaen Van Ilpendam of the other side, have in friend- 
ship, covenanted and agreed in manner following: Joachim Backer 
aforesaid has sold his house, lot and garden standing and lying in Bever- 



1 Philip HenarikBe Brouwer became one of tlie original proprietors of Schenectady in 1663 ; 
the next year he accidentally ahot Cornelia CornellBe Swits ; in 1664 he died His wife's name 
was BlBje 'Berk. He probably left no children. The Brouwera of Schenectnay are descended 
from Wm. Brouwer of Beverwyck. •" 



Albany County Records. 229 

wyck, and promises to deliver the same to said Van Ilpendam, with a valid 
conveyance and the patent, when half the payment shall have been made, 
and he promises also to have a bedstead made at his own expense in the 
cellar, and to deliver all the shingles needed for the aforesaid house ; 
also some posts as agreed upon to be delivered on the lot, and the buyer 
may enter into possession of the house, lot and garden, next first of May, 
for which aforesaid house, lot, etc., the buyer shall be holden to pay to 
the seller, or to his order, thirteen hundred guilders, half in good mer- 
chantable beavers skins, at eight guilders a beaver, and the other half 
in good strung seewant, and the beavers must be paid before the first of 
August in this year, and the seewant on the first of April, 1657 ; hereby 
mutualTy pledging their persons and estates, without exception and in 
subjection to all laws and judges. In acknowledgment of the truth of 
which, they have signed this without craft or guile, in Beverwyck. 

Done as above. 

JocHEM Backer. 

As witnesses, Adriaen Van Ilpendam. 

J. V. Hainel. 
Pieter Loockerman. 

I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have received upon this con- 
tract; the first payment, to wit, one and eighty beavers, and; in confirma- 
tion of the same, have signed this with my own hand, in Beverwyck, this 
22d Feb., 1656. 

JocHEM Backer. 

I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have received on this contract 
two hundred and two guilders in seewant this 27th April, 1657. 

JocHEM Backer. 

I, the undersigned, Jochem Backer, acknowledge that I am paid in 
full for this contract by him [Adrian Van Ilpendam] j and I thank him 
for prompt payment and free him from all claims. 

Done in Beverwyck this last day of April. 

Jochem Backer. 



[Communication from the court at Albany to the director general and 
council at New Amsterdam.] 

******* farmed out to the collector, 
Maroelis Janse, the wine and strong beer excise, at public sale, at the 
house of Henderick Jochemse, for the time of a whole year commencing 
on the first of May next, for the sum of two thousand and thirty guilders. 
We cannot conceal from your honor and the oouncil, that the report has 
come to our ears, that your honor desires the ordinary excise of wine 
and beer in the colony, not to be paid to us, but rather to establish them 
[of the colony] in a position against us ; in regard to which therefore 
your honor and the council will please return a very speedy answer, and 
in the meantime we have sent and delivered to the court of the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck ftie following reply : Reply to the written summons and 
protestation by the court of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, delivered in 



230 Albany County Records. 

to our court [of Fort Orange and Beverwyck], on Tuesday lastj where- 
upon the court aforesaid have thought good to return this our reply. — In- 
asmuch as Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer, in the capacity of court of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, has been pleased, through the schout (?) of said 
Rensselaerswyck, * * ** * *.! *. 

[Wanting] the farming out of the wine and beer excise ; so it is, that until 
we can show an order from the right honorable the director general and 
council of New Netherland, we trust your honor will remain content, for 
which end, your honor's original written summons and protestation have 
been sent to the right honorable the director general and council of New 
Netherland, who will order, in relation thereto, according to their accus- 
tomed resolutions ; and if your honor desires to learn them he can address 
himself to our court as having proper authority. 

Done in our court of Port Orange and Beverwyck this 29th of April, 
1655. 

Joannes Uyckman. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

PlETEE HeRTGEETS. 

Franz Barentse Pastoor. 

Upon this the first day of May, 1655, Steven Janse [Coninck] desires 
to sell, at this public sale, the house formerly belonging to the late 
Gysbert Cornelise [Van Wesap], as it at present stands, with the kitchen 
also, and garden, hogspen, and lot of the same, all according to the 
patent thereof on the following conditions :***** 

* [Wanting] shall furnish sufficient sureties to the content of 
the seller, and failing of this, it shall at once be offered for sale again, 
at the expense of the buyer, and whatever less it comes to be worth shall 
be made good by the buyer. The payment must be made in the three 
following installments ; the first, within fourteen days, or at least by the 
end of the month of May, the second next Amsterdam Fairday (^Amster- 
damsche Kernirs), and the third, next 1656, also in May ; all to be paid 
in good whole beavers, on the aforesaid conditions without any delay ; 
provided that the buyer or bidder is not to lay claim to the two months' 
rent due from Pieter the Fleming, who at present occupies the kitchen, 
but said kitchen shall be delivered on the first of July next, after which 
the buyer is to regulate matters himself, ***** 

* [Wanting]. 

On this the third day of May, 1655, I, James Dyckman, in the charac- 
ter of clerk and officer, at the earnest petition of Marcelis Janse, the col- 
lector, betook myself to the house of Jacob Adriaense Soogemackelyck.i 
There were present sitting before the door, the following witnesses, Hen- 
drick Eeur'^ and Barent Pieterse [Coeymans], the miller, and the afore- 
said Gemackelyck himself It was my earnest request that the collector, 
Marcelis Janse, should guage his casks according to the farming of the 
excise \_'Verpachtinge], for which end he had come there. Then I re- 
ceived for an answer from the aforesaid Soogemackelyek that there was 



1 Jacob Adriaense was brother of Pieter Adriaense Soogemacltelyck and both innkeepers They 
had another surname, VanWoggelum. 

' Hendrik Janse Eeur, was deceased in 1675.— Deeds, i, 273. 



Albany County Records. 231 

another gentleman undertaking it, and he would not permit it, so then I, 
Joannes Dyckman, before doing anything else, there at the house, before 
the door, made the following protest : since you, Pieter Andriaense 
Soogemackelyck, will not permit us to guage the wine and beer you have 
in your cellar, in the name of the right honorable director general and 
council of New Netherland, I protest that all the damage and expense 
which the honorable company and collector may suffer shall fall upon 
your person. *** h<**** [gome 

lines wanting] Steven Janse [Coninck] and also a person whose name I 
could not tell, from whom, on my friendly request for an answer, I received 
the like answer as Pieter Adriaense Soogemackelyck gave me; whereupon 
I departed again with the like protest and betook myself to the house of 
Adriaen Janse Van Leyden, finding him and his wife at home, I received 
the same answer as the other gentlemen gave ; he expressly refused to give 
permission for the guaging, * * * * so I protested 
against him word for word as I had done against the others. 
Port Orange, this 4th of May, 1665. 

Johannes Dyckman. 
Marcelys Jansen, Collector. 

* * * * [Wanting]. I, Anthonys de Hooges, acknowledge 
that I have sold to Volokert Janse [Douw] the west portion of my lot 
extending behind the house of the buyer aforesaid for a certain sum of 
money to my satisfaction, the length of the aforesaid part, being ten and 
a half and the breadth four rods, and I therefore so convey and release 
the same to and for the behoof of Volckert Janse, with such ownership 
and possession as were granted to me and others without making any 
pretension of right, claim, or authority to the same from this time forth. 

As witness my hand here subscribed in Beverwyck this 5th of May, 1655. 

Antonitjs de Hooges. 

I, Joannes Dyckman, customs oflScer and vice director in Fort Orange, 
and village of Beverwyck, having seen the above standing conveyance, 
promise that I will procure that Volkert Janse shall shortly be furnished 
with a patent in dehita forma, for said lot of ground, ten and a half rods 
in length, and four rods in breadth. 

Done as above, 

Joannes Dyckman. 

Worshipful, valiant and most noble sir, and right honorable gentlemen 
of the council of New Netherland. General and right honorable sirs : 
Our last to your honors was of date the 29th of April last, but to our 
great surprise, although a continual south wind has been blowing, no 
answer to the same has been received, notwithstanding the urgent letter 
that we wrote respecting the farming of the excise, about which the 
collector, as is proper, at the first opportunity, * * * or other like 
heavy claim makes, of which the honorable president and clerk of this 
court will give your honors minuter information by word of mouth, what 
treatment his honor [the collector] met with from the innkeepers 
dwelling without the limits [of the village of Beverwyck], who would 
by no means permit the guaging of their liquors, whereupon nothing 



232 Albany County Records. 

more has been done, than in the presence of the collector, Marcelis 
Janse, to protest against the same in the names of your honors, as your 
honors shall be particularly shown in writing. Now it is so, that in case 
we do not receive the support of your honors in this matter, we shall not 
only be a by-word, but of little esteem in consequence thereof. We can 
but hope, therefore, that your honors will, in proper time, put in execution 
your former resolutions. How needful a secretary is here requires _ * 
* * * * [wanting], being a sober and fit person to relieve 
his honor, the clerk ', since his honor declines longer to serve here (?), 
of which his honor, by word of mouth, will give your honors an explana- 
tion, for his honor, confined to his house, is no longer fitted to perform 
the office of secretary in a community so greatly multiplied. Diverse 
complaints reach us, of those, who, last year furnished your honors with 
money, in a time of need, asking restitution and payment, for examples, 
Hendrick Joehemse, Willem Bout, and others; your honors will please, 
according to promise, make payment thereof, or confirm the writing 
relating to the same, to which end the original requisition, the said honora- 
ble custom officer takes with this, and further will so do and act therein 
as we have given order. Our humble petition is that your honors will 
give a favorable hearing, and also will please grant it to us speedily; 
and further referring you to his honor [the custom officer], for a verbal 
report respecting the condition of things up here ; in the meantime, 
general and right honorable sirs of the council, we pray Almighty God 
your honors' counsels to bless and prosper more and more, and remain 
your honors' faithful servants of the court of Fort Orange and Bever- 
wyck.2 

Fort Orange, 10 April, 1655. 



* * * [Wanting] of the court of Kensselaerswyck, delivered 
the following petition : The court of the colony of Kensselaerswyck, 
understanding that from the fight between Steven Janse [Coninck] and 
Jacob Hendriokse Maet, there exists just reasons and motives, in the matter 
of their bounden duty, to be vigilant and watchful in the administration 
of justice, the ofiense being such, that Steven Janse was struck in the 
left side with a knife in the hand of Jacob Janse [Hendriokse] aforesaid 
in such a manner that he was redeemed from periculum vitse, and that 
said jMaet was committed in the jurisdiction of the aforesaid colony. So 
it is that they [of the court of Kensselaerswyck] send a friendly request 
to the honorable court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, who have proposed 
the matter that they will please detain the aforesaid Jacob Hendriokse 
under their honors' jurisdiction, and put him into the hands of our 
officer, to be disposed of only according to his crime, and to do with 
his person as shall be found in accordance with the laws : this request 
of theirs being founded on a reciprocal accommodation and duty in case 
a like occurrence should happen on their side; their honors also not 
being ignorant that such is a mutual obligation of all (principal associated) 
courts, they wait for a speedy resolution and answer to this, inasmuch as 
danger comes from delay. 

1 Johannes Dyckman, whose health failing, he retired from the office and became insane. 

2 This is the last paper recorded by Joannes Dycliman, in these records. 



Albany Ccnjmiy Records. 233 

Done at the session of their honors of the aforesaid colony this 2d 
of July, 1655. Presentibus ut in registro. Lower stood by order of the 
same.i 

A. De Hooges, Schout and Secretary. 

***** [Wanting] reading as follows : the court 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, having seen and examined 
the request made to them by the court of the colony of Kensselaerswyck, 
return as answer thereto, that they are sufficient of themselves as they 
have always shown, and with a like desire for the maintenance of justice 
are inspired, and moreover shall not stand idle. On the contrary, their 
duty shows that the person of Jacob Hendrickse Maat, in case he shall 
■be found in their jurisdiction, must be apprehended and taken under the 
keeping of justice, placed, and confined in a secure place, until such time 
as the state and condition of the patient Steven Janse [Coninck], shall 
have taken a favorable or unfavorable turn, in order that he may then be 
dealt with as justice and right may demand In meantime their honors 
[of the Court of Fort Orange] testify their pleasure, that the court afore- 
said [of Rensselaerswyck] show themselves lovers, and aifect the main- 
tenance, of justice. 

Done at the session of their honors aforesaid, on the 7th of July, A.D. 
1655. Presentibus omnibus. 
By order of the same, 

J. De Deckeee,-' 1655. 

* * * * [Wanting] by the schout, made to secretary 
Johan de Deckere, in order that certain persons, dwelling under our 
jurisdiction, may be brought by our constable, before the tribunal and 
court of Rensselaerswyck, are answered as follows: Your request, sent 
to me this morning, is, I acknowledge, in some cases wholly founded in 
justice and right, also some cases may occur, where the concession sought 
for with good reason should be withheld, unless the reasons, occasion and 
question were made known to us, why one dwelling under our juris- 
diction should properly appear before your honor's court and there be 
tried. We request, therefore, that your honors will afford us, by the 
bearer, the occasion for this demand of yours, that having found reasons 
for refusal the same may be adhered to, or otherwise renounced, being 
content under similar circumstances to regulate our conduct in the like 
manner. Vale. 

Done this 7th July, 1655. 

J. De Deckere, 1655. 

***** [Wanting]. Immediately after our arrival 
here, we composed and promulgated a certain placard, a copy of which 
accompanies this ; the effects we await with more patience than hope, as 
yet seeing nothing more than a superficial cure, because the disease (in my 
opinion), has grown old and penetrated to the bone. As it respects the 

' The last paper was dated the 10th of April, from which date till July 2d, the village appears 
to have been without a secretary. The above is the first paper recorded by Secretary De 
Deckere. 

*For an account of Jan De Decker, see O'CaUaghau's IBsiory of New JVetherland^ n, 304, note. 
He remained in Port Orange, as vice director one year, and then returned to New Amsterdam. 

30 



234 Albany Cmmty Records. 

person of Dyckman, we consider him, according to the report of the depu- 
ty, in a miserable posture, it is doubtful, which is most impeded, his 
understanding or speech ; at all events he is absolutely unfitted to attend 
to civil, or judicial matters. As to the salary and hundred guilders for 
maintenance, received by Dyckman, I hope to be allowed the same, and 
request some evidence or acts that I may receive it. Johan de Hulter, on 
Tuesday last, the 2nd (?) of July, having appeared before the magistrates, 
asked for letters of recommendation to your honors, to the end that they 
would please make and publish a placard, for the prohibition, reformation 
and checking of the insolence, opposition and disobedience of his servants 
in particular, and of others in general, complaining and testifying that 
they are great and intolerable. 

***** [Wanting]. I request that some paper be 
sent, having hitherto used other folk's as my own, also four quires (?), in 
restitution of what the constable says he has used. According to order 
I have boarded at the house of pastor Schaets, for six guilders a week; I 
request a warrant by which the same may be paid. Herewith, worshipful 
sir, I commend you to the protection of the Almighty. 

Fort Orange, the of July, 1655. 

On the 23d day of July, 1655, I, Johan de Deckere, in the character 
of clerk and officer, at the request of Marcelis Janse, collector, assisted 
by our constable, betook myself to the house of Jacob Adriaensen Sooge- 
mackelyckji and requested him to please let the collector make a proper 
guaging of the wine and beer he had in possession. Whereupon the afore- 
said Soogemackelyck gave me as an answer, that he could not serve two 
masters, and also that it was forbidden him. Since nothing else can be 
done at this time, I, Johan de Deckere, have made the following protest. 
As you, Pr. Adriaensen Soogemackelyck, will not permit us to guage 
the wine and beer in your cellar * * * * [wanting] 
in the name and behalf of the honorable the director general and high 
council in New Netherland, for all the expense, damage and interest which 
the honorable company and the collector have been put to and suffered 
through your refusal, and by your perseverance therein shall cause them 
to suffer, that upon your person and those who may have ordered the same, 
such a punishment may be rendered as shall be proper. And in the act 
of making this protest, there appeared the person of Jan Baptist Van 
Rensselaer, accompanied by his brother and Brant Van Slechtenhorst,^ 
who having been informed of the reasons of my coming there, said that 
I did not appear there with proper qualifications, demanded the same of 
me, and declared that unless the same were shown he would not permit 
the guaging, on the other hand, if the same were shown, the guaging 
should immediately be allowed; also that it was not according to forms of 
law, or the custom of soldiers, without previously notifying the person, 
as if boarding a vessel ; that before they were brought to the knowledge 
thereof, they might have armed themselves against the same. So, in like 
manner, on this occasion, I have protested against the same as before. 



1 From the manner in which the names of Jacoh and Pieter Adriaensen Soogemackelyck avo 
associated m this protest, it would seem that they were in partnership. 

„." F°'' "5 .?'^'^°??i,°' ?''™' ^™ Slechtenhorst, director of Eensselaerswyck, see O'Callaghan's 
History of New Metherland, ii, p. 69. 



Albany County Records. 235 

As before, by request, I betook myself to the house of Maria Goosense 
[Van Schaick], and made the aforementioned demand of her ; she made 
the same kind of answer as Soogemackelyck did before. Accordingly I 
protested against her as before. * * * * [Wanting] at 
the house of Arien Appel, and to him made the same demand. He gave 
for an answer, that he dare not take it upon him. Therefore I protested 
against him also as before. 
Done on the 23d July. 

J. De Deckere, 1655. 
Marcelys Janse. 

Worshipful, valiant and most noble Heer general, and right honorable 
sirs of the council, etc. My lords : 
Herewith is sent a copy of a placard, which was referred to in a former 
letter, but omitted ; there goes also with this a copy of certain questions 
and answers, and the protest made thereto ; from which the condition of 
things may easily be judged and considered, and that without your 
honors, nothing more can be done by us for the maintenance of order. 
Therefore we shall await, in respect to this matter, for advice or the 
pleasure of your arrival. In the meantime, Heer general and right hono- 
rable sirs, may Almighty God grant his favor and blessing upon your 
honors' government. 

We remain your honors' humble servants. 

* * * * [Wanting]. Most noble Heer general and right 
honorable sirs of the council of New Netherland. My lords : 

With the expiration of the service of commissaries Jan Verbeeck and 
Jan Tomasse [Mingael], according to old custom and use, we think it 
proper to propose to your honors herewith, a double number of persons, 
to wit: Rut Jacobsen, Andries Herbertsen, Dirk Janse Croon, and Dirk 
Telyer (?). We request, that you will please out of the said proposed 
number, or otherwise out of the body of the burgesses, two such persons 
to elect in place of the aforenamed, according to your honors accustomed 
wisdom, for the service of the aforesaid office of commissaries, as you shall 
judge fit and capable. Heer general, we cannot neglect this opportunity 
to congratulate your honor on your safe and happy voyage and arrival; we 
protest that the report and tidings of them were very pleasant for us to 
hear ; it gave us occasion to thank Almighty God therefor, and to pray, 
that He would please more and more be present by His grace in your 
honors' government, and bless your honors' weighty affairs. 

Your honors' willing and trusty servants of the court of Port Orange 
and Beverwyck. 

30th of July, 1655. 

***** [Wanting] nevertheless afterwards 

being in discourse with Dominie Schaets, and from him understanding 
that the poor's purse was richly garnished, I particularly requested him in 
your honors' name, for the remission of some alms, with the recommenda- 
tion that the church consistory should propose the same, it being a point 
that the power only depends on them, wherein he was wholly agreed, and 
conseoted that it was in the highest degree proper that to the poor with- 



236 Albany County Recai-ds. 

out distinction, the helping hand should be stretched out; accepting his 
authority to be used therein with the consistory, and haying delivered 
over to him an extract out of the letter relating to this point, it was 
allowed by the consistory, and a sum of 200 guilders was sent to the 
deacons of the city of iNew Amsterdam. The last matter to dispatch, 
about the disobedient tapsters, is the most scandalous; some being willing 
rather to fight to the last drop of blood, and others * * * 
that those persons should be sent away. In the mean while with this 
explanation (since winter is upon us), we shall wait till the next year. 
Mons. Kensselaer desires to send a pleasant greeting; he has as yet 
threshed no corn, on the contrary appears not inclined to do so. 
Thomas Chambers,! alias Clabbort (so it was reported), has indeed 
several hundred sohepels of wheat; but on account of his absence at the 
Esopus he cannot be spoken to. Wherefore, on his return, the business 
can be arranged, and a vessel dispatched also. Your worship may look 
for the grain ordered, or at least a part of it. In place of the 4000 ordered 
not more than 2050 pantiles were sent, there being no more at present to 
be had; these were all sold to a third person, who not being able to get 
them off, threw up the purchase. The matters intrusted to Sander 
Leendertse [Glen] should have been dispatched by this time, except 
that in respect to the contemplated blockhouse of necessity to be set up 
and used, those of the respective courts ordered that it should be delivered 
again by Sander Leendertse to your honor next spring (Grod willing), or 
a contract and agreement be made with him on account thereof. Yester- 
day the gesondeur, Mr. Oldaten (?), arrived. I wish your honor had given 
order for more provisions, indeed I see not, who will help us to meat 
(for all have been called upon), and from what magazine to draw rations 
for them; and though I well remember that your honor has given 
recommendation in this respect to the magistrates, and letters have been 
received by them, and excellent promises made ; nevertheless I also observe 
that they make a mere show of favorable inclination, and a superficial 
acceptance of short duration; and at once the major part as soon as your 
honor is lost sight of, will artfully get rid of their * * and 
thrust the weight upon my neck (who have no remedy therefor or any 
means in hand); howbeit it is just what commonly happens with such 
shabby commissaries, having been too long in the world, your honor, not 
to have experienced the proof thereof at some time ; nevertheless I shall 
do whatever is granted me within my short reach, and whatever shall fall 
within my capacity. There came here about 300 Mohawks, proposing 
{ut aiunt) to go to fight against the French Indians, in the meantime a 
a vessel (?) has set sail and the watch is doubled. What conversation was 
had with them to-day, your honor can perceive from the annexed 
document. ***** [Wanting] the magistrate 

must allow (although contra mandatum), and thought highly needful to 
make a demand on the farmer of the excise for one or two hundred 
guilders, to be used for the purchase of wood and lights for the use of 
the watch, together with some food for the soldiers as necessity shall 
demand. The aforesaid Clabbort'- is here also to-day ; on his arrival, I 



1 For an account of Thomas Chambers, see O'Callaghan'a nistoni of New Netherland ii 
394, note. ■^ ' ' 

3 Thomas Chambers. 



Albany County Mecords. 237 

spoke to him and asked for the said wheat; C. said, however, he did not 
believe he had it to spare. I see no chance elsewhere for doing anything. 
Herewith, worshipful sir, I commend myself to your honor's favor and 
yourself to that of Almighty God. To conclude, I am sir, etc. 
Done 19th of November, 1655. 



Propositions made by certain sachems (sacMmaes) of the Mohawks 

before the clerk and those of the respective courts of Fort Orange 

and the colony of Rensselaerswjck, together with some burghers on 

the 19th of November, 1655. 

Present. — J. De DecJcer, Rutger Jacohsen, Andries Herpertsen, Volc- 
kert Janse (^Douwe), J. Bj)^ Van Rensselaer, A. Van Curler, J. Van 
Twiller, J. Hap [or StoWl, H. Jochemse, Philip Pr^ \_Schuyler\, etc. 

The first proposition was a remembrance of the late affairs, and a re- 
newal of harmony and peace, including the French nation, together with 
the river Indians at the Esopus. Also they said they should go to war 
with the French Indians, and suspected the French of being opposed to their 
treaty, and their promises of being mingled with many lies ; hence their 
request was, that we would keep ourselves quiet and show neutrality. 
Thereupon they laid down a belt of seewant. The second and third pro- 
posals were in form of a complaint, that we did not entertain them in 
such a manner as they entertained us when visiting their land. * * 

* * [Wanting] that we did not provide the least thing for and 
mend their guns or other things, except they were asked payment and 
seewant therefor ; with other trifles of the like kind : they held that it 
was not altogether brotherly. Hereupon they gave two bundles or belts 
of seewant. 

Answer to the aforesaid propositions. 

To the firstthat we were inclined as yet and at all times to maintain 
with their chiefs a renewal of peace, faithfully and without breach, that 
we could do nothing having an opposite appearance, and recommended 
that they on their side should remain faithful, suggesting that with their 
fights and wars we should not meddle or concern ourselves as being ex- 
ternal to, and not concerning us. Hereupon were given them fifteen bars 
of lead. On the second complaint that we did not entertain and satisfy 
them as fully as they did us [we answered], that if one two, or three of 
them came as we did they should be properly lodged and accommodated, 
but that justice and law provided in this respect that none should be com- 
pelled to do so, since every person being free, must earn his own main- 
tenance, and that no one was holden to be another's servant for nothing, 
that such being the custom among us, no more complaints were to be 
made about it, as our other brothers did. Whereupon there was laid 
down and presented to them 25 pounds of gunpowder : all of which with 
their customary barbarian applause they received and accepted. 

Done ut supra. 

J. De Decker, 1655. 

Most noble, worshipful, valiant and right honorable Heer general : 

Since my last intelligence delivered orally by Andries Herpertsen, touch- 
ing the offenses of the tapsters, to me recommended and given in charge, 
that your honor [it being your purpose to come hither] should think it 



238 Albany County Becc/rds. 

useless to begin the execution of my order and commission; the written 
countermand thereof has been received, causing me to doubt and stand in 
suspense till such time as your honor, in answer to this, shall have further 
declared his meaning and wishes. In the meantime inasmuch as your 
honor's written order continues in existence, I request more enlarged 
commissions, or at least instructions how to conduct myself in case of cer- 
tain opposition, resistance, or affront which I suspect will happen. Pro- 
vided your honor will appear with the first open water, you shall not for 
the present be troubled with any particular complaints, but they shall be 
postponed till then. I am teased by divers other [persons] and lately have 
been spoken to and petitioned by the wife of Dyckman, for some aid in 
her distress, for the settling with certain traders for provisions ; I protest 
that I have no opportunity or means at hand from which to help her. 
But if your honor forbids any money to be levied from the farmer of the 
excise, we ourselves shall suffer from the like destitution. Your honor 
will first make known the same, and give an order to levy fifty, sixty or 
an hundred guilders out of the farmer's money, for this purpose, or in- 
form me what is to be done. I desire also, that an authentic copy of the 
instructions for the subaltern bench of justice be made and sent to me. 

Herewith most noble, etc., Heer general, kissing your hand, I remain 
your worship's humble servant. 

10th January, 1656. 



Worshipful, noble, valiant, wise and right honorable Heer general and 
right honorable sirs of the council : 

All are here, God be praised, also the thirty Dutchmen, who, as rumor 
had it at Manhatans, were slaughtered, still live, and the report of the 
same post or messenger, of the infraction of the peace and the com- 
mencement of war between the two nations, is false. Heer general and 
right honorable council, as nothing material has occurred just now, I 
shall make no further complaints, especially as your worship proposes to 
arrive by the first open water. Only all are very desirous to under- 
stand the condition of things there, the news about which, by the bearer, 
we shall anxiously await. In the meantime we wish your worship and 
the right honorable council, a happy and more prosperous new year. 
We hope on the one hand that with the old year shall cease all sad rumors, 
adversities and calamities, and on the other hand that with the new 
year the rod of God's wrath shall also be cast into the fire, and at once 
with general tranquillity, prosperity and wealth be renewed. To this 
end we supplicate the Court of Heaven, that the divine Majesty will 
please to preside as well in the assemblies of the burgomasters, as of 
your worship and right honorable council, and that He will inspire the 
spirit of prudence, wisdom and manly valor, and also bless their designs 
and expeditions with desired prosperity (?) to the glory especially of 
His holy name, and the welfare of this province and the inhabitants of 
the same. Herewith Heer general and honorable sirs, we remain your 
worship's faithful servants of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck. 

16 January, 1656. 



Albany Cownty Records. 239 



Worshipful, valiant and honorable Heer General and right honorable sirs 

of the council : 

On the ninth of September last, your honors' letters with the accom- 
panying placard came to hand, which, having examined, it was thought 
proper to publish two of them, viz : those for the combination of separate 
dwellings, and the farming out of the duties on peltries, the third relating 
to the duties, or payment of the twentieth penny on slaughtered animals, 
hogs, etc., we have for pregnant reasons withheld, judging it to be unrea- 
sonable to publish the same, it being apparent at this conjuncture of time, 
and on the occasion of excessive expense which the community has in- 
curred or shall hereafter incur by reason of the building of the fort, 
blockhouse and other works connected with the same, together with the 
ransoming of prisoners; that nothing less than murmurs, opposition, and 
resistance would arise ; which we trust will be considered and examined 
by your honors with due deliberation. For the purpose of meeting the 
aforesaid expense, we convened the community, causing them to stand 
within, one by one, and inciting them to a free contribution, which ended 
to our reasonable contentment; upon the unwilling we imposed a certain 
tax. We have built a blockhouse according to resolution, ... feet square, 
and about a man's stature in height ; receiving a communication from four 
qualified supervisors (jjemeensmannen) that they desired to have it pulled 
down, and in place of it, contracted for a house with entablatures (gebinteTi), 
the size of which and the reasons for it, the bearers of this, Sander 
Leendertse [Glen], and Dirck Janse Croon, our assistants and fellow com- 
missaries, will inform your honors and what is pertinent thereto ; further 
recital is therefore unnecessary. Wherefore we are necessitated and forced 
to find some new source of taxation ; though to make the best of it, to- 
gether with the first [tax] it cannot reach farther than a bare subsistence : 
we would petition your honors therefore, to solicit and dispose the inhabit- 
ants of the city of New Amsterdam to a liberal contribution for the 
building of a church began here by us, and truly will they less doubt and 
mistrust this, inasmuch as on the like and other occasions, and especially 
in regard to the church there, we and our citizens gave and contributed 
according to our ability. Prom your communication can easily be per- 
ceived the uncertainty of your worship's coming up, which we earnestly 
request, and esteem the presence of your honor's person and the influence 
of greater authority highly needful, and especially is it demanded for the 
introduction of new imposts, and chiefly in reference to opposing factions 
whose shoulders are unaccustomed to such burdens. Herewith goes a copy 
of a certain placard against the congregation of certain persons of the 
Lutheran sect, published and executed by us against the transgressors and 
disobedient ; we will await your earliest approbation, and otherwise request 
your honors' wise advice, how we must conduct ourselves on such an occa- 
sion. 

Herewith, Heer general and right honorable sirs, we pray God to pro- 
sper and bless your honors' government, and remain your honors' trusty 
and faithful court of Port Orange and Beverwyck. 

Pone at Fort Orange, 10th of March, 1656. 



240 Albany County Records. 

Worshipful, valiant and honorable Heer general, and right honorable 
sirs of the council : 
The time having come again, that three of the existing commissaries, 
S. Leendertse [Glen], Frans Barentse Pastoor, and Volckert Janse 
[Douwe], according to custom, ought to be dismissed from their office, so, 
likewise, in accordance with the same custom, we desire to nominate and 
propose to your honors, a double number, viz : Abram Staets, Jacob 
Janse Schermerhoorn, Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], Philip Prse. 
Schuyler, Cornells Teunise Bos, and Evert Wendel, to the end that your 
honors will choose from the same, two others as ordinary, and one as 
extraordinary commissaries, as may be esteemed fittest according to your 
usual wise discretion and judgment. We are much surprised, that no 
answer to our last letter, at least none on the subject of our expected 
collection there, has been received by us, indicating good success for it ; in 
respect to the contracting for the Blockhouse church, and the excessive 
expenses for the same, * * * * our expectation and hope 
in the commencement having been very greatly set thereon, in case of a 
failure of the same, we should be very much confounded and distressed; 
even if everything should turn out for the best, it would be very difficult 
to collect the remainder from the church here. Will your honors please 
to recollect the next article of our instructions ; and if ever orders ought 
to be carried into eiFeot, these certainly, on this occasion, would bring forth 
good results, and be accomplished in the right time. Your honors cannot 
be ignorant of the fact, that the consumption of wine and beer here ought 
immediately to be farmed out, without any communication respecting 
the same having hitherto been received; in consequence of this we are 
uncertain how to regulate ourselves. It is true that the clerk, Johan de 
Deckere, by a special mandate, given to him by the Heer general, has 
reported to us that the payment of the excise should not be suspended, 
but continued according to the order of the collector thereon ; likewise 
that no new farming out of the excise was to be made before the arrival of 
the Heer general or committee, with a recommendation, besides, to the 
collector, to keep a record of the wine and beer, consumed both in the 
colony, and in our jurisdiction ; to which, your honors, we would object, 
that it is uncertain whether the collector will accept of, or acquiesce in, 
the aforesaid continuation; and, if he would, it must be done on the fore- 
going conditions and extension, which has not been done by him hitherto, 
and would require no little knowledge and exertion to carry out. Blore- 
over, about three hundred guilders, not to be retained, have been paid by 
him on the promised excise money to relieve him from the promised con- 
ditions (?). * * At present, and before the close of the term [of 
the excise], it is impossible for any more money to be paid (so he says), 
arising from a registering of the beer, etc., consumed by the three public 
tapsters, Soogemackelyck, Marg. Goosens [Van Schaick], and Arien Jans 
Van Ley den, but is more reduced than the remainder of the excise money 
would amount to, wherefore, according to what he says, no money should 
come into his hands, so that the aforesaid continuation in the future, 
would cause and bring forth nothing, but a mere pretense. If, on the 
contrary, the collector shall decline or refuse the aforesaid registry, and 
further, if the honorable clerk, De Deckere, be impracticable, then your 
honors' orders, highly necessary in respect to that, or what is much better, 
your worship's immediate arrival in person, will be waited for and 



Albany Ccnmty Records. 241 

expected. Herewith, etc., your honors' obedient and faithful servants of 
the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck. 
Sent the 8th of April, 1656. 

Noble, worshipful, valiant, wise, and right honorable sirs. Gentlemen : 

In accordance with your honors' order to apprehend and positively 
to send away the public tapsters, V' Ariensen, alias Soogemackelyck, and 
Arien Janse Van Leyden, the business was so directed by me, that the 
aforesaid V^ Ariensen had notice to come to my house, and, of course, was 
detained; I guarded him with some soldiers till evening, when Jan 
Baptist Van Rensselaer, with the schout of the colony, appeared before 
me, requesting that the prisoner might be set free, on representation that 
he, Rensselaer, was ready to interpose and answer for him; which by me, 
being declined, I was asked if he (the intervenient) was not considered 
sufficient; my answer was that his sufficiency or insufficiency was not 
disputed, but that my order was simply to send the prisoner away, and 
that if he wished to answer for him, he could do so; finally he requested 
ilico et stante pede a copy of my order and commission, but this was 
denied him ; whereupon threatening (?) me with divers mischiefs, etc., 
he delivered a protest and therewith departed. This day being Wednes- 
day, I sent the sloop (jacht) to the other side of the river, and, with 
Rutger Jacobsen, having examined the boards, I was with the sloop's 
boat, for some tools for the vessel and for my own service, having like- 
wise two soldiers to keep up a constant watch ; rowed to the fort again to 
catch in the trap the rat who had as yet not been taken ; in the mean- 
time, let the men on sloop buFy themselves loading the boards ; the plan, 
hitherto so successful, was, by the disobedience and carelessness of those 
boobies, the boatmen and soldiers, to my extreme distress and vexation, 
shamefully spoiled. Firstly. — By the boatmen, who came to me in the 
evening insisting on the boat, saying that it was liecessary for getting in 
the rest of the boards in a proper manner at night, so I, crediting them, 
yielded, with the express and reiterated order nevertheless, that the boat, 
before the next morning, at least by day break, should be brought to the 
fort, my intention being to carry the prisoner then, immediately, to the 
sloop ; in the meantime, that he might be well watched and securely 
kept, Imadehimsleep in mybed and by myside ; butinquiring in the morn- 
ing, I could hear of neither boat nor boatmen, without which I could not get to 
the sloop unless some other vessel was at hand. Owing to the carelessness 
of the three soldiers and my nigger, to whom the keeping and watch were 
intrusted, he was suffered in their presence to run away. I was made 
aware of his escape, and speedily was at the heels of the fugitive, and 
it would not have been in vain, except that he retired and took refuge 
in the house of the aforesaid Rensselaer : nevertheless, I addressed him 
there, and admonished him to go back with me, otherwise it would go 
hard with him; yet he refused, but said if I took the other tapsters, then 
he would willingly go with me; on the other hand, came Johannes Van 
Twiller, also (Rensselaer not being at home, but with some of his com- 
panions last night at the house of Arian Janse [Van Leyden] had watched 
with their guns and awaited my coming there), and asked what I wanted 
there ; my answer was, that I wished to bring the prisoner away from 
there; he replied, that thatshould by no^means be ; being alone and having 
no help nor soldiers there present, and not seeing how I could conveniently 
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242 Albany County Records. 

succeed, I returned again to my house. I judge it to be in the highest 
degree absurd, that there should be an asylum in the midst of our 
jurisdiction for fugitives, and a free place for other abuses and usurpations, 
as have now lately existed in regard to De Hulter's widow, vfho, whilst 
dwelling in our fort, would hold a public sale of some wood without con- 
sulting me therein, and regardless of my rights with respect to the pay- 
ment of the auction fees, whereupon a registry and interdict being made to 
her, to hold no public sale in our jurisdiction without consulting me, or 
having paid my just dues, yet said widow, notwithstanding, held the 
aforesaid sale, without consulting me, in the church, or at the house of 
the aforesaid Rensselaer, which and other impertinences and violences will 
the more exist in the future, not so much through the impulse of the 
people themselves, as indeed through the inducements and persuasions of 
certain bullies and boasters who have the management of the colony [of 
Eensselaerswyck], unless a fitting and timely order be made therefor 
by your honors, according to your wise discretion. I should have re- 
paired to the house of Arien Janse Van Leyden to-day, with proper 
assistance, except that the aforesaid Rensselaer (such hypocrisy is indeed 
suspicious) came to my house yesterday evening, saying that if I would 
keep quiet, he would be answerable for the aforesaid persons, and, with 
the first sloop to Manhatans, would go thither ; considering that there was 
not much danger in this, and moreover that some of them had escaped, 
I acquiesced in the proposal, leaving the disputes with the other people to 
your honor. The bellweathers being there, your honor understands that 
the public tapsters and others, who have not been as yet taken, must 
appear there also. Be pleased to send up more soldiers, and among them 
one or two who are not nice about taking hold of a man, that the people 
may be intimidated by numbers, and all bloodshed and mischief may be 
prevented. I have spoken to Dyckman's wife, and requested to have her 
husband sent to Manhatans, to go to Holland on the war ship, which she could 
hardly make up her mind to, inclining to speak about the matter herself 
with your honor, perceiving which, I advised her that the sooner she does it 
the better, and to take her husband with her, where she will learn the 
time thereof [departure]. In the meantime having commended your 
honor to the protection and defense of the Almighty, with my respects, I 
conclude, as your honor's humble servant. 
Sent the 26 of May, 1656. 

In accordance with the command and order, of date 13th of May last, 
to me, the subscriber, given and granted, by the director general, Petrus 
Stuyvesantjto apprehend, and securely to send away, the persons of Pieter 
Adriaensen, alias Soogemackelyck, and Arien Janse Van Leyden, both 
tapsters, I, Johan De Dcekere, clerk at Fort Orange, on the 24th 
following, brought the person of said Soogemackelyck to my house and 
detained him there ; through the carelessness of certain soldiers, to whose 
keeping he was intrusted, he escaped the following day and fled : in the 
meantime, watching for an opportunity to apprehend in like manner the 
aforesaid Arien Janse, this evening Mr. Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer came 
to my house and put the question, whether I would keep quiet and not 
send away said tapsters, if so, he promised, in such case, personally to 
repair to Manhatans, by the first sloop, declaring that the aforesaid per- 
sons were guiltless, as it was through his persuasion, and moreover that 



Albany County Records. 243 

he would be answerable for them, which was acquiesced in by me for the 
following reasons: First. — Because the aforesaid Soogemackelyck, 
having fled, would perhaps remain away for some time. Second. — From 
fear of shedding blood ; because, as was reported, the aforesaid Rensselaer, 
with some of his colleagues, passing the night watching at the house of 
said Arien Janse, waited and watched for my coming there, from which 
it is easy to see what might follow. And Lastly. — In consequence of 
the aforesaid free proposal, considering that the commotion, whilst they 
were in durance, the outworkings also of their desires, would indeed be 
put to rest and subjection. Notwithstanding this, on the 29th of this 
month, having received a certain letter from the said director general, of 
the date 23d of May, past, containing a renewal of my aforesaid order to 
send away also besides the aforesaid two persons, Marg. Goossens [Van 
Schaick] ; so I, Johan De Deckere aforesaid, in conformity to the afore- 
said reiterated order and commission, followed by three soldiers and the 
afternamed witnesses, found myself before the house of Marg. GoossAs, 
but the door not being opened, from thence, I repaired to the houses of 
Picter Ariensen and Arien Janse Van Leyden, and there finding the 
aforesaid Rensselaer with his colleagues, together with the schout and 
secretary of the colony [of Rensselaerswyck], and in the presence of them 
all, in the name and behalf of the director general and council of New 
Netherland, I warned, admonished and commanded the aforesaid tapsters, 
immediately, to go with me, and commit themselves into my hands and 
keeping; whereupon they separately answered as before, "There gits my 
lord," pointing to the aforesaid Rensselaer, " who will answer for me ; " 
and said Rensselaer, in like manner acquiesced in the same, not suffering 
the tapsters to go with me. Whereupon, I, the clerk aforesaid, as well 
against the aforesaid Rensselaer and colleagues, as against said tapsters, 
respectively, in the name, etc., as before, protested in respect to all costs, 
damage and interests, which the honorable [W. I.] company, through 
their opposition, disobedience and non-compliance with the excise, have 
suffered, and may hereafter suffer, to be reclaimed and recovered, as shall 
be found reasonable. 

Done and protested on the 31st day of May, 1656, in presence of Rut- 
ger Jacobsen, Andries Herpertsen, and Jacob Schermerhooren, as wit- 
nesses hereto invited. 

J. De Deokere, 1656. 

According to the order and mandates of the director general and coun- 
cil of New Netherland, of date 28th of June, 1656, to Mr. Rensselaer and 
those of the court of the colony [of Rensselaerswyck], to request that the 
placard, respecting the tenths, may be published in the colony, I, Jahan 
De Deckere, chief clerk at Fort Orange, repaired with the afternamed 
witnesses, to the session and meeting of the court aforesaid, and said order 
introduced in the name, etc., as before, and requested, that they would 
please cause said placard to be published among them, as was done by us; 
whereupon Mr. Rensselaer answered : " We are not obligated, we eftid 
mine cannot grant it." 

Thus done, introduced and answer received on the 6th of July, 1656, 
in presence of Rutger Jacobsen, and Dirk Janse Croon, as witnesses to 
this invited. 

J. De Deckere, 1656. 
[End of Johan De Deokere's record of official acts.] 



244 Albany Gounty Records. 

[The following record was made by Joannes Dyckman.] 

[16571, the 20th of June, J. de Kaper [the privateer (?)], with 

L J' 2,000 beavers, sent down from here. 

the 25th, Klaes This, with about, 1,500 

the 28th, Pieter Jacobse[Vosburgh], 

with, 1,500 

2nd July, Lucas Andriese, with, 1,500 

" KlaasBordin, 1,400 

10th " [Adrian Janse] De Fries,... 300 

10 " Johannes Verbruggen, ^% ^^^ _ ^^^goo.] 

Ditto, 300 Otters. 

12th " li^OO 

" Jan de Kaper, 300 

1,000 

18th " AbrahamStaas, 1,900 

" Lucas Andriese, 3,000 

20th " Reucke, 1,000 

" Aryaen Klaes [Vryman],i 70 

27 " DerikWessils[TenBroeck], 5,000 



14,070 = [17,370.] 



1st Aug., Michiel de Karreman (the 

Carter), 1,000 

2 " BevertPels, 2,000 

" Claes Thys, 1,800 

6 " Claes Bordin, 200 

" Hans Karel [Noorman],.... 2,300 

" Lucas Andriese, 250 

10 " Dr. Abraham Staes, 2,000 

14 " Abraham Du Triu [Truax], 120 



9,670 



25 " Abraham Staes, 300 

" EvertPelss,.. 100 

30 " Michiel de Karreman, 400 

" DePries, 300 

1 Sept., Hans Kaerlse, 100 

3 " Jan de Kaper, 400 

" Pieter Jacobse, 300 

8 " Jan Van Bremen, 300 

27 " Jan Jostensse, 400 

" Jan Van St. Aubin, 100 



[2,700.] 
[Total, 40,940 beavers.] 



1 In 1654, Arian Claes was wounded by Jacob Clomp Baroquier, in a tavern afifray.- 
Desds, n, 49, 50. 



Albany Ccmmty Records. 245 



[Memoranda by Johannes Dyckman, secretary, etc.] 
N.B. A laborer of Elbert de Goyer * * * * compromised 

with me for sixty guilders, for which Willem Frederickse Bout stood 

surety. 

Claes de Groyer was sentenced in a bond of two hundred guilders, for 

which the late Willem Frederickse Bout is surety. 

Memorandum per N.B. [1657.] 

Jan [Helmerse] de Boek has complained to me, that Jacob Arentse 
being his servant has hired himself to Jan Helmersse [De Boek] for a 
year, who has paid to said Jacob, in hand, a half barrel of beer and three 
guilders, as earnest money, but that this same Jacob Arentse has again 
hired himself to Hans de Vos,i at Katskil. 

The 8th of March, 1657. Jan Andriesse [the Irishman, at Katskil], 
substitute for * Willem Frederickse Bout, collector of the excise at 
Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck, and appendances of the same, has been 
complained of to me, by Hans de Vos, for selling brandy and spirits to 
the Indians; delivered to me an affidavit of the same, signed L. A., with 
his own hand. 

3d of March. Pieter Stevense declared to the magistrates, that some 
improprieties had been committed at the house of Albert de Timmerman 
on Shrovetide last; that some had put on women's clothes. 

5th March. * [Erased] * to me, that at Albert de Tim- 

merman's, when they were raising his house, Thomas Paulus [Powell], 
and Marcelis Janse [Van Bommel], had * * * [erased], in 

presence of two men, to wit : Kip , Jan Vinhagel, Jan Roeloffse 

[De Goyer], Jacob Lokerman, and Pieter Laedemaeker, etc. 

Sunday, the 25th of Feb. I found at Albert de Timmerman's, during 
the morning service, Cornelis Teunisse, alias *, and Jan Gou. 

Tuesday, 13th Feb., 1656. Pieter Simense, at Harme de Timmer- 
man's, put on a woman's clothes; present Wocke Janse. 

Saturday, the 7th of April, Claes Eipse [Van Dam],'^ wounded Har- 
men de Metselaer, with a pot. (Settled for two beavers ; paid). 

The 10th ditto. Hans de Vos has been apprehended. 

Ditto. Harmen Jacobse, alias Bambus, with his sloop, sailed from 
here for Manhatans, laden with three hundred boards. 

The 13th. Jan Van St. Aubin sailed from here, laden with . 

Ditto. Frederick Hendrickse. 

Thursday, the 18th of April. Pieter Bronck fought with the window- 
maker of Madam Van * * *; and afterwards, this Pieter 
Bronck had a dispute with Harmen, the servant of Jan Thomase 
[Mingael], and drew out his knife; present Martin de Metselaer, Gerard 
Slichtenhorst, and Jacob, Frans Barentse's [Pastoor], servant, * * 
* for which he was sentenced in a bond of one hundred guilders. 

Monday, the 23d of April. Frans Barentse Pastoor, with a bare knife 

■ Hans Vos, or De Vos Van Baden. 

2 Claas Eipse Van Dam was a carpenter. By his wife, Maria Bord, lie had one son, Eip 
Van Dam, who resided in New York, and attained to considerahle note in the government of 
the province. On the 10th January, 1657, Jan Vinhagen and Jan Byvancli deposed, that 
Claas Eipse, Van Dam's wife, said that Gerrit Slichtenhorst's wife, said that he (Van Dam), 
stole the planks, out of which his pigstye was built.— iVoiartoi Papers, n. 



246 Albany County Records. 

in his hand, in his place, pursued unto the fence of the same. Jacobus 
Teunisse, alias de Looper, who hastily leaped over said fence, to escape 
out of his hands ; in presence of the Heer Gerard Swart, schout of Eensse- 
laerswyck, Jacob Schermerhooren, Jaa Verbeek, and Pieter Arentse (?), 
for which he was condemned by me in a bond of one hundred guilders. 

The 19th of April. Steven Janse Timmerman,i at Martin de Brou- 
wer's (?) inn, drew his knife, and with the same wounded Keesie Wyp in 
two places, in presence of Ariaen Appel, and Jan Thys de *. 

Gerber de Goyer had Hendrick the aged's cow at Jan deBrouwer's(?), 
the 27th of April. 

N.B. To present a requisition to oblige the traders to * * * 
an increase often or twelve soldiers; for two hundred lbs of powder; two 
light cannons; the oak for barrels must be got out (?). 

Sunday evening, 4th of June. Martin de Metselaer, in the * 
guard (?) of the Burgesses, cut and wounded Pieter Bosboom in the head 
with his dagger (?), for which act, early, on Thursday, the 7th of June, 
I had him hauled out of bed and set in the stocks. 

The 21st of July. Jacobus Teunisse, alias de Looper, fought with 
Henderick, alias Kint, with his * *. 

The 22d ditto. Jacob Lookerman drew his knife, and with it 
wounded Mewus Hoogboom, servant of Claes Hendrickse [Van Schoon- 
hooven], for which he was sentenced in a bond of three hundred and fifty 
guilders, of which I have acquitted him my third part, and he has paid the 
two-thirds * * * 

The 23d of July. Fob Barentse complained, that Elbert de Goyer 
called him a thief and beat him, in presence of Jacob Schermerhooren, 
and Harmen Janse. 

The 19th of August. Thomas Konnig abused the court as an unlawful 
court, taking materials from the sayings of Dyckman, who sang the 82d 
Psalm, and called the high council rogues and talebearers (verklickers) , in 
presence of Evert Pels, x\rt Jacobse, and Gillis Fonda. 

The 29th of August. Harmen Bastiaense [Visscher], complained to 
me, that Myndert Frederickse [Smith] had villified him as a hay (hoy') 
thief, in presence of Tierck and Spietsberg, at Myndert's house. 

Saturday, the 26th of August. Henderick Klootdrayer, * * 
quarreled on the street and with the same * * attacked (?) his 

door and hacked it in pieces, in presence of Jan Henderickse, Mr. Abra- 
ham Steinwyck's'^ servant Rem, and others. 

Gerbert Gisbert arrested in the name of Elbert Gerbertse. 

19 November. Pieter Bronok was complained of by Pieter Stevense, 
alias the wicked Dominie (jjodloosen Z)"«), who was at work with him in 
his harvest at the Flat, near the * *, with Pieter Laemacker and 
Jan RoeloiF. 

November 22d. Evert Knool complained of violence done in his 
house, by Jan Gou, on the 20th, about 10 o'clock in the evening, in pre- 
sence of Jan Thomase [Mingael], Willhem Bout, Ale Klaes, Claes 
Teunise, and others ; and he was condemned in a bond of twelve guilders. 

1658, May 13. Ruth Jacobse [Van Woert] is to pay three whole 
beavers, thirty guilders, for his servant, named Hendrick Ue Brower. 



1 Alias Coninck. 

2 Abraham Jacobse Steiuwyck was an inhabitant of Manhatane. 



Albany County Records. 247 

The 21st November. Klaes de Groyert drew his knife, tot de trom- 
petten, against Pieter Stevense, alias wicked Dominie (godloosen D'^), for 
which he was condemned by the court, in which sat J. Schermerhooren, 
Philip Pieterse [Schuyler], and Jan Thomase [Mingael], in a bond of 
one hundred guilders, for which sum Willem Frederickse Bout stood 
surety. 

The 2d December. Jan Eoeloffse, with a pot, made a hole in the head 
of J. Eraerdse, soldier, tot de trompet, for which offense he must pay, 
according to the law of Amsterdam, fifty guilders. 

10th December. Cornelis Teunisse, alias Keys Korste (?), has settled 
with me for an offense of him and his wife, done by them against Grosen 
Grerritsen [Van Schaick], in presence of Kutger Jacobsen, and Jan Ver- 
beeck (who have testified that they have arranged with Gossen Gerrits- 
sen), for a beaver (?) coat for me, and two beavers for the poor. 

14 December. Henderick De Backer has settled with me for injuries 
done An dries Herpertsen, by him and his wife, in presence of Andries 
Herpertsen, Jan Verbeeck, and the magistrate Philip Pieterse [Schuy- 
ler], for two beavers to Harmen [Herpertsen ?]. 

N.B. 9th December came here, from Klaeverracht, i Derick Klaes, 
skipper of the Eendracht, with,Lamber, sailor. 

The 12th ditto. Paid (?) to me in a settlement with H. Jochemse 
twenty-three guilders twelve stuivers, for food consumed. 

25th ditto. The skipper, with Lambert, came here from Klaeverraecht. 

The 11th Jan., 1658. Willem Frederickse [Bout] complained to me, 
against Marcelis Janse, who had villified him as a thief, in presence of 
Philip Peterse [Schuyler], Derick Janse Kroon, Kuth Jaoobse, and H. 
Jochemse, the 9th Jany. 

The 25th January. Cornelis Wouterse, and Pieter Messen [Meese 
Vrooman?], stood sureties for the offense of Jan Andriese [De Graff?], 
Pieter Jacobse Voosboorg, and Kip Haecker, in presence of Gisbert Van 
Imbroook, and Johannes Provoost. 

The 27th of Jany. Jacob Knop eame bringing me (?) the request of 
Ariaen, the boor, redeemed from the Indians. 

Friday, the 22d Feb. Jacob Teunise de Looper drew his knife 
against the maelboer, and afterward against Jan Roeloffse, and wounded 
him, at or before the door of Jan De Wever. 

The 25th of Feb. Jan Gou drew his knife, and wounded one 
squinteyed Harmen, whom Dr. Jacob [D'Hinse] visited and doctored. 

The 9th March. Harmen * * *^ called the squinteyed 
Harmen, was * * for the sum of sixty guilders, for which Willem 
Frederickse Bout stood surety. 

21st of June. Jacob Teunise [De Looper], schout, saw an Indian by 
night go in and out at Thomas Paulus (Powell's) ; he said, he had in the 
house of said Thomas, wine, beer or brandy, in presence of Wynter, Jan 
Teunise, and Bastiaen Pieterse, 

27th April. Pieter Janse Laemacker complained to me, that Evert 
Molding had committed violence upon him, at his place, and drew his 
knife against him, and afterwards, pulled his hair and laughed at him (?), in 
presence of Louys Kobes, Arnoud Cornelise [Viele], and Jan Mangelse. 

Pieter Jansen. 

' Claverack. 



248 Albany County Records. 

On this 27th day of April, 1659, appeared before the Heer officer, 
Johan De La Montagne, Cornells Teunise Van Brackelen,i and Evert 
Pels, who offered themselves as sureties, according to the judgment of 
the court, for the penalty of Evert Nolden, who was indited by the 
evidence of Pieter Janse, under his own hand, of date above written. In 
witness whereof he subscribes this with his own hand. 

Fort Orange. Evert . 

Evert Pels. 

As witness, 

Ludovicus Cobus, tipstaff. 

5th May. Mattheus Janse has complained to me of Jacobus Teunise 
[de Looper], who, without cause, struck him at the house of Georgiaen 
Glasemacker, in presence of said Juriaen, Jacob Van Luider, Gurgiaen 
de Cupper, Arnoud, and others. 

Conditions according to which Hendrick Jochemse is minded to sell at 
public sale to the highest bidder, his house and lot, lying on Fort Orange, 
or to the north of the same, in which dwells Joannes Dyckman, who has 
hired the said house and lot till the first of May, A. D. 1660, for the sum 
of one hundred and forty guilders, the full rent of which from the first of 
May, 1659, till the first of May, 1660, the buyer shall receive. First. — 
The aforesaid house shall be delivered to the buyer, also the lot as it lies 
inclosed in fence with all that is earth and nailed fast, from this 16th day of 
July. Payment shall be made in two installments ; the first, on the first 
day of September, 1659, half in good merchantable beavers, and the other 
half in good current seewant ; and the second installment, on the first of 
August, A. D. 1660, in the aforesaid currency. The buyer shall be holden 
to furnish two sufficient securities, each for the whole, immediately, to 
the content of the seller, and if the buyer cannot furnish said sureties in 
said time, then it shall be offered for sale again at his expense and cost, 
and what less it comes to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, and 
whatever more it comes to be worth, be shall enjoy no profit therefrom. 
The auction fees become a charge to the buyer. After many offers Cor- 
nelis Cornelise Sterrevelt remained the last bidder for the sum of five 
hundred and seven guilders, and offered as sureties and principals Cornells 
Teunise Bosch, and Cornells Teunise Van Slyck, for the payment of the 
aforesaid sum, for which they bind their persons and estates, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, on the 16th of July,. 1659. 

Cornelis Cornelise Sterrenvelt. 

CORNELtJS ThONISEN BoS. 

This is the mark of -|- Cornelis Teunise Slyck, with his own 

hand set. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Conditions according to which Hendrick Jochemse is minded to sell 
at public sale to the highest bidder, his house and lot, where he lives at 

' ComeliB Teunise Van Breuckelen, or Brakelen, came to Renseelaerswyck in 1631. He was 
" Raedtsperson."— 0' Oattaghan's Bistory of New Netherland, i, 434. A Van Brakel family was 
among the early settlers of Schenectady. 



Albany County Records. 249 

present, lying on Fort Orange. First.— The aforesaid house and lot, as it 
stands in fence, shall be delivered to the buyey, with all that is fast by earth 
and nailed, just as the seller has possessed it. Delivery shall be made on 
the first of September, A. D. 1659. ****** 
[This paper is incomplete, no sale having been recorded.] 

Conditions on which Arent Van den Bergh proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder his house, lying in Fort Orange, bounding 
eastwardly on Henderick Andriesse [Van Doesburgh], and westwardly on 
Michael Janse [Van Broeckhuysen]. First. — The aforesaid house shall 
be delivered to the buyer as it stands, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, 
in such possession and ownership as the seller has in the same, with a 
garden, lying behind Fort Orange, with the garden crop, which is 
therein. Delivery shall be made on the first of August next. * * * 

[This paper is incomplete, no sale having been recorded.] 

Conditions and proposals according to which Pieter Bronck is minded 
to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house and lot, lying in the 
village of Beverwyck, on the hill, where Jacob Teunise [De Looper?] 
now lives. First. — The aforesaid house, one board long, shall be delivered 
to the buyer, with an Indian house near by, except a little shed, which 
belongs to Jacob Teunise, who shall take it down immediately, or else 
resign it to the seller provided the aforesaid Jacob Teunise receive proper 
satisfaction therefor, as they can best agree, with a parcel of land there, 
twenty rods in length and five rods broad, according to the patent thereof. 

[This paper is incomplete, the sale not haying been recorded]. 

Goods of Pieter Claerbout to be sold, and paid for in beavers in the 
time of eight days, or else what is not beaver and is reckoned in sewantis 
to be paid at 12 guilders the beaver. 

This 16th of July, 1659 . 

Geurt G-erritsen, a picture, / 9.00 ' 

Abraham Staets, a ditto, / ' 8.00 

The Heer Rencelaer, a ditto, ./ 8.05 

Cornells Teunisse Bosch, a ditto, / 14.10 

Adriaen Gerritse [Papendorp], 2 chandelaers, / 9.00 

Cornelia Teunise Bosch, a smoothing iron and lamp, / 10.05 

Jan de Kuyper, 3 porcelain cups, / 5.05 

Willem Janse Schut, 3 ditto, / 4.04 

Roeloff Willemse [Van Heerden], 2 porcelain dishes, / 6.16 

Pieter Jacobse, 6 ditto plates, / 5.05 

Lowies Cobussen, 7 ditto, / 6.13 

J. La Montague, 3 ditto platters, / 5.10 

Frederic Harmense [Visscher], 3 ditto, f 5.00 

Geurt Gerritsen, 3 ditto, / 9.00 

Adriaen Gerritse, 2 valances, with 2 curtains,., / 24.00 

Arent Isaackse [Van Hoeck]', a black petticoat, / 21.05 

Abraham Staets, ablackmantel, / 35.00 

■ 1 Bennony Arentse Van Hoeck, son of the above Arent Isaakse, was an inhabitant of 
Schenectady, and was killed in the destrnction of the town, Feb. 9, 1690. 

82 



250 Albany County Records. 

detained a child's petticoat, and waistcoat, / 17.00 

^.Geurt Gerritse, a red coat, / 44.00 

Arnout Cornelise Viele, a guides (?) woolen coat, / 48.00 

Hendriok Jochemse, a blue coat, / 42.00 

Woutert de Backer, a black coat, / 52.00 

Arent Vandenbergh, a child's clothes, / 14.04 

^Heer La Montague, a black linnen apron, / 13.00 

/ 414.02 

Eldert Gerbertsen [Orujff], a little bible, ,.•■•/ 14.15 

Barent Pieterse [Coeymans], 2 child's caps, ' / 8.16 

Abraham Staets, a child's petticoat, / 5.05 

Eetained a silver girdle (riem), / 20.00 

Retained two gold rings ; the one for twenty guilders, and the 

other for sixteen guilders; total, , / 36.00 

Harmen Vedder, a child-bed basket, / 2.00 

/ 500.08 
/ 73.00 

/ 427.08 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, clerk of Fort Orange and 
\ Village of Beverwyok, Evert Pels, who declared that he was honestly 
indebted to Mr. Hendrick Van Dyck, in the number of fifteen whole 
merchantable beavers, remaining from an obligation. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 16th of July, A. D. 1659. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of Mr. Francoys Boon and Andries Herpertsen, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction ; Barent Meyndersen, who declared that he 
had transferred, as he by these presents does grant and transfer in real 
and actual possession to the behoof of Barent Reyndersen, his heirs or 
those who shall receive title from him, a just half of his house and lot, 
lying in the Village of Beverwyck, to the west Gerrit Bancken, to the 
east Rutger Jacobsen, with all the right and title, which the grantor has 
had therein, which title said grantor received by conveyance from Jan 
Vinhagel, of date the 12th of July, A. D. 1658, and frees the grantee 
(acceptant) from all claims, demands or pretensions, which may hereafter 
arise ; pledging therefor his person and estate, real and personal, present 
and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 17th of July, A. D. 1659. 

Barent Meydebs. 
Andries Serherts. 
Francoys Boon. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of honorable Jan Verbeeck and Sander Leendersen Glen, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis Segersen [Van Voorhoudt], 
burgher and inhabitant of Colony Rensselaerswyck, who declared that he 
had granted and transferred as he does grant and transfer by these 



Albany (Jaunty Becords. 251 

presents in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Gerrit Slichten- 
horst, burgher and inhabitant here, his heirs or assigns, a house and lot, 
lying in the aforesaid village, on the hill ; length along the road, nine 
rods; to the west the hill, breadth six rods and three feet; to the east, 
five rods one foot, or two feet exclusive ; to the north, nine rods ; title to 
which the grantor received by conveyance from Jan Eoeloffse, of date 
the 10th of December, A. D. 1657, and frees the grantee from all claims, 
demands and pretensions, which hereafter may come against it ; pledging 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, putting the 
same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 18th of July, A. D. 1659. 

CORNELIS ZeEGERZOON. 

Jan Verbeeck. 
Sander Lenrsen Glen. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc, in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [Grlen] and Jan Verbeeck, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction; Jan Roeloffse, who declared that he had trans- 
ferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer, in real and actual 
possession to the behoof of Henderick Jochemse, his heirs or those who 
may receive title from him, a garden lying in the Village of Beverwyck, 
behind Fort Orange, adjoining to the east upon the garden of Pieter 
Loockermans, to the north the garden of Rem Janssen [Smith], west and 
south the road ; length on the north side, three rods and one foot ; on the 
south side, length three rods eight feet ; on the east side, breadth five 
rods and four feet ; on the west, five rods seven feet ; which aforesaid 
garden was granted to said Jan Roelofi'se by the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date the 24th of March, 1654, pro- 
mising to free the grantee from all claims, demands or pretentions, which 
may hereafter arise ; pledging therefor his person and estate, real and 
personal, and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 18th of June, A. D. 1659. 

Jan Roeloffse. 
Sander Lenrsen, 
Jan Verheeck. 

Conditions on which Tomas Janssen Mingael proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder his house and lot, lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck, to the north Henderick de Backer, to the south Pieter Loocker- 
mans. The aforesaid house shall be delivered as it at present stands 
with what is fast by earth and nailed, and the lot, belonging thereto, as it 
stands in fence. 

[This paper is incomplete, the sale not having been recorded]. 

Goods of Ohristoffel Davids, to be paid for in the time of three weeks, 
from date, in beavers. 

29th July. 

Willem Brouwer, six pewter plates and seven napkins, / 21.00 

Anderes Herbertsen, ditto, / 30.00 

Conditions on which Mr. [Paulus] Schrick proposes to sell to the 
highest bidder a house, which is to be delivered to the buyer immediately. 



252 Albany County Records. 

to be paid for in beavers, half in cash and the other half in two months 
from date, or else to be paid in seewant, at twelve guilders the beaver, 
provided that the buyer give proper sureties. The auction fees become 
a charge upon the buyer. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen Glen and Jan Verbeeok, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Claes Ripse [Van Dam], who de- 
clared that he is well and honestly indebted to Henderick Anderissen 
[Van Doesburgh] and Cornelis Wyncoop, in the number of nine and 
thirty good whole beavers, and promises said beavers to pay in the month 
of June, A. D. 1660, which debt grew out of the sale of a house and lot, 
which the said Claes Ripse bought at public sale of said Henderick An- 
deressen and Cornelis Wynkoop, which said house and lot the buyer 
mortgages as a special pledge for the payment of the said nine and thirty 
beavers, for which he further pledges his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal,* present and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 18th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Claes Ripse Van Dam. 
Sander Lenrsen. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Joannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., on the 
day underwritten, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Jan Coster 
Van Aecken, who declares that he has appointed and empowered as by 
these presents he does [appoint, etc.], the honorable Stoflfel Janse [Abeel] 
and Pieter De Maecken, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, to 
demand and receive of the honorable Jan Dareth, at present ready to 
depart for Patria [Holland], the sum of three hundred and twelve guil- 
ders and ten stuivers in Holland money, growing out of fifty beavers, 
which said Jan Daret bought of said Jan Coster Van Aecken at six guil- 
ders five stuivers a piece ; acquitance to pass for the receipt thereof, and 
in case of his declining to pay, using therein all the limits of the law ; to 
act as if the subscriber were himself present, promising to hold good and 
just, all that the attorney shall do in the matter, on a pledge of his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, in presence of Harmen Al- 
bertse Vedder and Johannes Provoost, witnesses thereto called, on this 
18th of August, A. D. 1659. 

This is the mark 'JgESP^ of Jan Coster Van Aecken, 
^^^^ with his own hand set. 

Harmen Albertse Vedder. 
Johannes Provoost, as witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Albany Cmmty Records. 253 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of honorable Francoys Boon and Anderies Herbertsen, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Loockermans, burgher and 
inhabitant of said village, who acknowledges that he is well and honestly 
indebted to the honorable Johannes Withart, trader here, in the sum of 
four hundred and forty guilders in good whole merchantable beavers, for 
invoices of goods, to his content received, and promises to pay said sum of 
four hundred and forty guilders on the first of July, A. D. 1660, specially 
therefor pledging his house and lot, lying in the village of Beverwyck as 
a binding mortgage and pledge for the payment of said sum, as also his 
person and estate, reaband personal, present and future, and placing the 
same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 18th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Jacob Lokermans. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Fort 
Orange and village of Beverwyck, on the date underwritten, in the pre- 
sence of the afternamed witnesses, Jacob Adriaense [Soogemackelyck], 
who declares that he has appointed and empowered as by these presents 
he does, the honorable Eldert Gerbertsen [Cruiff], in the subscriber's 
name and for his sake to demand and receive all the outstanding debts, 
which are due to the subscriber here in New Netherland according to 
bonds and other evidences which serve for that end; as also to pay all the 
subscriber's debts which shall be brought to the attorney with good proof; 
especially in case of declining to pay to sell the house of Paulus Martense 
[Van Benthuysen], promising to hold good and just all that the attorney 
in said matter shall do, on a pledge of his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, and subjecting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, in the presence of Sacharias Sickels and Jan 
Eerarts, as witnesses hereto called, on the 20th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Jacob Adeyaensen. 
Sacharyas Syckehe. 
Johannes Eeraerts. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., in presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, the Honorable Jan Dareth at present about to 
depart for Patria, who declares that he has appointed and empowered, 
as by these presents he does, the Honorable Gerrit Swart, Schout of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck in the subscriber's name and for his sake, to 
demand and receive of Reynier Wisselpenningh such moneys as are to 
the subscriber due according to his obligation ; acquittance to pass for 
receipts and in case of declining to pay to proceed against him according 
to law ; and further, to do and perform all things as if the subscriber 
were himself present, promising to hold good and true all that the 
attorney in said matter shall do, provided the attorney shall render a 
proper account and return. 



254 Albany County Becords. 

Thus done and passed in Fort Orange, in presence of Arent Janse and 
Jan Barensen as witnesses hereto called and invited on the 20th of Au- 
gust, Ao 1659. 

Jan Daeeth. 

Arent Janse, 
Jan Barensen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Peovoost, clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague in the service of, etc., on 
the date underwritten, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Jan 
Francen Van Hoesem who declares that he has appointed and empowered 
as by these presents he does, Tieleman Van Vleck, notary public, resid- 
ing at Amsterdam in New Netherland specially in the subscriber's name 
and for his sake to demand and receive of Gysbert Van Loenen, the sum 
of a hundred and eleven guilders growing out of food and drink con- 
sumed, together with all the expenses thereto depending ; acquittance for 
receipts to pass, and in case of his declining the payment, to proceed 
according to law, and the rigor of justice, and for that end all the terms 
of the law to observe unto sentence and extreme execution, from these 
if need be to proceed by arrest against persons and estates, and further 
to do and perform all things which the attorney shall find reasonable, 
promising to hold as good and true, whatever shall be done and executed 
by said attorney, provided when required he shall make a proper account- 
ing and return of his transactions and receipts. 

Thus done and passed in Fort Orange, in the presence of Jan Barentse 
and Arent Janse, as witnesses hereto called, on this 20th of August, A. D. 
1659. 

This is the mark of -|- Jan Feansen Van Hoesem, 

set by himself. 
Arent Jansen. 
Jan Barentsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, Senior, by the Heer direc- 
tor general and council of New Netherland, admitted clerk and vice-direc- 
tor of Fort Orange and Village of Beverwyck, residing in Fort Orange, 
Henderick Martense Van Coppenhagen, who in the presence of the under- 
written witnesses, declared that he had granted, transferred and assigned 
to and for the behoof of Lucas Dirckse, for goods to his content and satis- 
faction, * * * * the sum of fifty guilders, to be received 
in fatherland for his monthly wages and subsistence due him; said Hen- 
derick Martense Van Coppenhagen, further hereby, appoints and em- 
powers the lawful holder of this paper to soUcit, demand, and receive 
said sum of fifty guilders in fatherland of the right honorable directors of 
the privileged West-India Company at the Chamber of Amsterdam, 
receipts being had to pass acquittance therefor, which shall be valid, as 
though given by the subscriber himself, also to do and perform all things 
in regard to the aforesaid sum to be received, as the subscriber himself 



Albany Comity Records. 255 

being present could or might have done; besides wherever the matter 
demands greater and more special authority than stands expressed in this 
paper, promising always to hold as good and true whatever shall be done 
by virtue of this instrument, under pledge of his person and estate. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Gerrit Slichtenhorst and 
Sacharias Sickels, as witnesses hereto called, on this 21st of August, 
A. D. 1659, in Fort Orange, in New Netherland. 

This is the mark -f- of Henderick Martense, 

with his own hand set. 
Gerrit Slichtenhorst. 
Sacharyas SeecTcelsen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, by the Heer director 
general and the honorable council of New Netherland, admitted clerk and 
vice-director at Fort Orange and Village of Beverwyek, resident in the 
aforesaid Fort Orange; Pieter Cornelise, Junior (dejongh), and Cornells 
Jacobsen By, traders here, also about to depart together for fatherland, 
who declare that they have appointed and empowered, as by these pre- 
sents they do, the honorable Evert Wendel in the subscribers names and 
for their sakes, to demand, collect, and receive here in New Netherland 
such outstanding debts as to the subscribers are due, according to bonds 
and other evidences which serve the same purpose, for their receipts 
acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal to pay, by law and the rigor of 
justice to proceed, and for that end, all terms of laws to observe to sen- 
tence and extreme execution, also if need be to proceed by arrest against 
persons and goods, and moreover, to do and perform all things, which the 
attorney shall think proper, promising at all times to hold as true what- 
ever in the matter aforesaid shall be done by the attorney, provided that 
the attorney shall be holden when requested, a proper statement and 
return of his transactions and receipts to make, on pledge of his person 
and estate. 

Thus done and passed in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, in the 
presence of Claes Pieterse and Johannes ProvooSt, as witnesses hereto 
invited, on the 22d of August, A. D. 1659. 

PiETER Cornelise D'Jongh. 

CORNELIS JaCOBSE. 
Clas Petersen. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, Senior, by the Heer direc- 
tor general, etc., Zacharias Sickels Van Weenen, who, in presence of. the 
afternamed witnesses, declares that he has granted, transferred and 
assigned to and for the behoof of Keyndert Janssen Hoorn for goods, 
received to his content and satisfaction, the sum of thirty-six guilders and 
ten stuivers, to be received in fatherland for his monthly wages and sub- 
sistence, which he, on the Island of Curacoa in Fort Amsterdam, in the 
service of the Heer directors of the privileged West India Company, 



256 Albany County Records. 

earned as Adelhorst,^ according to the settlement thereof signed by 
Kodenbergh and Verellcn ; further the said Zacharias Sickels Van Weenen, 
hereby appoints and empowers the lawful holder of this paper_ to ask, 
demand and receive said sum of thirty-six guilders and ten stuivers in 
fatherland from said right honorable directors of the privileged West 
India Company at the Chamber of Amsterdam, and having received it to 
.pass acquittance therefor, which shall be valid as though it were given by 
the subscriber himself, moreover to do and perform all things, in order to 
obtain the aforesaid sum, which the subscriber, himself being present 
could or might do ; also if the matter demands more special authority than 
stands expressed in this paper, promising to all times to hold good and 
true whatever by virtue of this paper shall be done, under pledge of his 
person and estate. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes 
Provoost, as witness hereto called, on this 28th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Sacharyas Seeckelse. 
Ludovicus Gohes. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of the Gen- 
eral Privileged West India Company etc., on the date underwritten in 
presence of the after named witnesses, the Honorable Dirk Dirkse Keyser 
and WalraeiF Pieterse Claerfout, who declare that they have appointed 
and empowered, as by these presents they do, the Honorable Philip 
Pieterse Schuyler in the subscribers' names and for their sakes to demand 
and receive all such outstanding debts as are due to these subscribers, 
here in Fort Orange in New Netherland, according to bonds and other 
evidences which serve the like purpose; for receipts acquittance to pass, 
and in case of refusal, payment to exact with law and rigor of justice 
to sentence and extreme execution ; also to proceed by arrest against 
persons and estates, and further all things to do and perform, which the 
attorney shall think proper, promising to hold good and true all that the 
attorney shall do in the matter provided that he shall be holden when 
requested to make a proper statement and return of his transac- 
tions and returns, on pledge of their persons and estates. Thus done in 
Fort Orange in presence of Zacharias Sickels and Johannes Provoost as 
witnesses hereto invited on this 28th of August, A,D. 1659. 

DiRcic DiRCKSE Keyser, 
Walrave Pieterse Claerbout. 
Zacharyas Seechelse. 
Johannes Proovost, Wit. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of etc., in 
presence of the afternamed witnesses, Philip Pieterse Schuyler who declares 



1 Adelborsl, a gentleman Boldier, something more than a common soldier. In another place he 
called corporal. 



Albany County Records. 257 

that he has received of Dirck Dirckse Keyser, and taken for safe keeping 
the following obligations for all which he is attorney. 

Rutger Jacobsen, one of 38, and another of 32 beavers. 

Jurrian Teunisse [Glasemaeker] an obligation of 22 beavers. 

Jan Verbeeck one ditto of 27 beavers. 

Pieter Adriaensen Soegemackelyck one ditto amounting to 7 beavers. 

Anderies Herbertsen, an obligation of 28 beavers. 

Jacob Tyssen Vander Heyden, one ditto of 16| beavers. 

Broer Cornelis [Antonissen Van Slyck,] one ditto of 33J beavers. 

Henderick Bierman, one of 12 beavers. 

Geurt Hendrickse [Van Sehoonhooven,] one ditto of 3 beavers. 

Which foregoing obligations said Philip Pieterse, the subscriber pro- 
mises to restore again to the aforesaid Dirck Dirckse Keyser, or a settle- 
ment thereof to make so soon as he [Keyser] returns from fatherland, 
for which he binds his person and estate movable and immovable, present 
and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 29th of August, A. D. 1659, in presence of 
Jan Barensen [Wemp], and Johannes Provobst, as witnesses hereto in- 
vited, on this 29th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 
Jan Barensen. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, by the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland, admitted, etc., at the date under- 
written, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, Mr. Joannes Dyckman, 
assisted by Maria Bosyns, his wife, who declares that he has appointed 
and empowered as he by these presents does empower the honorable Cryn 
Pieterse Van Seventer, bookkeeper of the general privileged West India 
Company at the Chamber of Amsterdam, in the subscriber's name and 
for his sake to enquire for and demand all such claims as are due to 
them by way of the estate left by Aeltien Poulus Root, widow of Joris 
Dyckman, father and mother of the subscriber and in said enquiry and 
demand, to act according to law and as though the subscribers were 
present, promising to hold as good and true all that the attorney in said 
matter shall do, under a pledge of his person and estate, real and personal. 
Thus done in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, in presence of Adriaen 
Janse Van Leyden and Arent Janse, as witnesses hereto invited, on the 
3d of September, A. D. 1659. 

Joannes Dyckman. 
Maria Bosyns. 

A. Janse Van Leyden. 

Arent Janse. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Joannes La Montagne etc., on the date under 
written in the presence of the after named witnesses, the Honorable 
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258 Albany County Records. 

Volckert Janse [Douw] burgher of said Village of Beverwyok, master 
(heerschap) of the Bouwery lying in the Colony of Eencelserswyok, 
who declares that he has appointed and empowered, as by these presents 
he does, the Honorable Paulus Schriok, merchant at Hartford (Herfort) 
in New England in his name and for his sake in New England or else- 
where, to enquire -after Pieter Pieterse Lassen^ and WiUem Symonse, 
both his servants according to contracts, which aforesaid servants have 
run away from here, the aforesaid servants having found to bring or send 
to their master the subscriber aforesaid and hand over to him; and there- 
fore should the necessity demand it, the attorney is authorized to substi- 
tute one or more persons in his place to recover by law the said servants 
and in said matter to act as though the subscriber was himselt present, 
promising moreover to hold good and true all that the attorney in the 
matter shall do, on pledge of his person and estate. , ^ „. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Mr. Jacob DeHmse and 
Johannes Provoost, as witnesses hereto invited, on this 21st of September, 
A. D. 1659. 

VoLKBRTT Janse, 

J. DeHinse. 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which the Heer clerk and the Messrs. commissaries of 
Fort Orange and Village of Beverwyck desire to farm out to the highest 
bidder the slaughter excise for the time of one year. The farming of the 
said slaughter excise shall begin on the first of October, of the year 1659, 
and end on the last day of September, A. D. 1660. The farmer shall 
receive for the slaughtered beasts (for every one, except those of the Minister 
and Heer Renselaer), whether ox, cow, calf, bull, hog, goat and sheep, for 
every guilder, of the value of the same, one stuiver, in case of any dispute 
to be valued by impartial persons. The farmer becomes holden to fur- 
nish two sufficient sureties to the content of the Messieurs contractors for 
the excise Money, a just fourth part of the same to be paid every quarter 
year in good current seewant, and if the farmer can not furnish sufficient 
sureties, it shall be offered again at his cost and expense, and whatever 
less it comes to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever 
more it comes to be worth shall afford no profit to him. After offering 
the slaughter excise for sale on the above conditions, it was stopped at 
six hundred and forty guilders ; the Messieurs contractors coming together 
again came to an agreement respecting it with Maroelis Janse [Van Bom- 
mel], who, by private contract, has accepted said excise from the Mes- 
sieurs contractors, according to the aforesaid conditions, for the sum of 
seven hundred guilders and for the payment of said sum offered Rutger 
Jacobsen and Henderick Anderiesen [Van Doesburgh] as sureties and 
principals to the content of the Messieurs contractors, on a pledge of 

1 Pieter Pieterse Lassingli, in company with Goosen Gerrltse Van Schaick, in 1676, bought the 
brewery of Harmen Rutgers, standing on the east halt of the Exchange lot.— Deeds, i, 264. 
Subaequently he sold his half to Sybrant Goose Van Schaick.— Annals of Albany, x, 60. 



Albany County Records. 259 

their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, submit- 
ting the same to the force of all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the first of October, A. D. 1659. 

Marcelys Jansen. 

RUTGER JaCOBSBN. 

Henderick Andryessen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., on the date under- 
written, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, Ryck Riddersen, late 
a soldier, who declared that he had granted, transferred and assigned to 
and for the behoof of the honorable Elmerhuysen Cleyn, for goods to his 
content and satisfaction received, the sum of one hundred and forty-one 
guilders and nineteen stuivers, to be received for his monthly-wages and 
subsistence, which he, at Fort Orange, in New Netherland, in the service 
of the honorable directors of the privileged West India Company, has 
earned as a soldier; moreover the said Ryck Riddersen or the lawful holder 
of this paper, hereby, authorizes said sum of one hundred and forty-one 
guilders and nineteen stuivers, to be called for, demanded and received 
at Amsterdam, in New Netherland, at the treasury of the same, and being 
received to pass acquittance therefor, which shall be valid as though it was 
granted by -the subscriber himself; further to do and perform all things 
for the receiving of said sum, which the subscriber himself being present 
might or could do, and if the matter should demand greater and more 
special authority than is herein expressed, promising to hold the same as 
good and true at all times, whatever shall be done by virtue of this paper, 
under pledge of his person and goods. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in the presence of Sacharias Sickels and 
Johannes Provoost, as witnesses hereto invited, on the 4th of October, 
A. D. 1650. 

This is the mark of + Ryck Riddersen, with his own hand set. 
Sacharyas Seeckelse. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, etc., on the date under- 
written, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Zacharias Sickels 
Van Weenen, corporal of the honorable company, who declared that he 
had granted, transferred and assigned to and for the behoof of the hono- 
rable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], for goods to his content and satis- 
faction received, the sum of forty-eight guilders, to be received from his 
monthly wages and subsistence, which he, at Fort Orange, in the service 
of the honorable company has earned as corporal ; further, said Sacharias 
Sickels, or the lawful holder of this, hereby authorizes said sum of forty- 
eight guilders to be asked for, and received at Amsterdam, in New Nether- 
land. at the treasury of the same, and being received to pass acquittance 
therefor, which shall be valid as though given by the subscriber himself; 
father to do and perform all things for the receipt of said sum, which he, 
the subscriber, being present, could or might do; also if the matter should 
require more special authority than is expressed in this paper, promising 



260 Albany Couniy Records. 

at all times to hold good and true all that shall be done by virtue of this 
paper, under pledge of his person and goods. 

Done in Port Orange, in presence of Dirk Janse Croon and Gysbert 
Van Imborgh,! as witnesses hereto invited, on this 10th day of October, 

A. D. 1659. 

Sacharyas Stckelse. 

Birch Janse Croon. 
Gi/shert Van Imbroch. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La BIonxagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of Francoys Boon and Jan Verbeeck, magistrates of the 
same jurisdiction, Thomas Jansen Mingael ^ who declared that he had 
granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer 
in real and actual possession to the behoof of Teunis Teunisse Metselaer 
(Mason) his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the aforesaid 
village adjoining to the north Mattheus Abrahamse [Van Deusen] 3 to 
the south Wouter de Kamaecker (window-maker), to the east and West 
the street, breadth on north and south sides, four rods, length from the 
one street to the other,^ which said lot was granted by patent to Hage 
Bruynsen^and by him conveyed to Gillis Pieterse [Timmerman], from 
whom it was received by conveyence, and acknowledges that he has 
received satisfaction for said house and lot from the grantee, wherefore 
he frees it from all claims and pretentions which may hereafter arise on 
pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, placing the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 2d of November, 1659. 

ToMAS Janse Mingael. 
Francoys Boun, 
Jan Verbeeck, 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of etc., 
Meyndert Frederickse and Carsten Frederickse burghers and inhabitants 
of said village of Beverwyck who declare that they have granted and trans- 
ferred as by these presents they do grant and transfer in real and actual pos- 



' Gyebert Van Imborch was a Burgeon, and inhabitant of Wiltwyck. 

2 Jan Tomase Mingael of New Amsterdam was deceased on 3 Nov. 1643, wben Ms widow 
Jannetie Martens had the paternal estate settled upon her children. — Butch Manuscripts^ ii, 35- 
His son Tomas Janse Mingael, settled in Beverwyck and married Maritie Abrahamse, daughter 
of Abraham Pieterse Vosburgh ; he died about 1662.— Dutch Manuscripts., xyi, 29 ; x, 301. He 
left one son, Capt. Johannes Tomase Mingael who married Mayke Ootnout. His brother Pieter 
Tomase M. died in 1706. — Church Becords. The name early disappeared from the' records of 
Albany. 

8 Three brothers Van Deusen, viz : Melgert, Mattheus, and Jacob, sons of Abraham V. D., 
settled in Albany countv. By his wife Helena, Mattheus had three sons, Robert, Jan, and Isaac, 
who became the heads of families. — Church Eecords, 

■* Hage Bruyns of Smallandt bought a lot in New Amsterdam in 1653. In 1656, he owned a lot 
in Beverwyck.— Dutch Manuscripts. He married Anneke Janse of Holsteyn, 29 March. 1653. 
His son Bruyn Hage born 22 Nov. 1654, settled in Esopus and married Geesie Schurmans in New 
Tork, 10 Dec. 1C81. — YoXcntim's Manual. 

^ This lot was on the west side of Broadway between Maiden Lane and Steuben street, running 
back to James street. 



Albany County Records. 261 

session to thebehoof of the Honorable Magistrates of Port Orange and village 
of Beverwyck a lot for a house lying in said village, to the west Rem 
Jansen [Smith] length six rods four feet and four inches, to the north 
Jan Dareth in the rear two rods, to the east Jan Harmense, length six 
rods eleven feet three inches, on the street breadth two rods six feet 
eight inches, which breadth of said lot extends as far as the present 
house, with all the title which the grantors have had, and could claim in 
said place, promising to free said lot from all claims or pretensions which 
may hereafter arise, on pledge of their persons and estates real and 
personal, present and future, and submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

At the same time have they the said magistrates conveyed said lot 
again to Jan Costersen Van Aeckens as they the above mentioned grantors 
have received it, with all the title and pretensions which they have in the 
same, promising to free the same from all claims, on pledge as before. 
Done in Fort Orange the 10th of December A.D., 1659, in presence of 
Johannes Provoost and Lowies Cobussen as witnesses hereto called. 

Karsten Fredericksen. 
This is the mark of + Meyndert Frederickse, set by himself. 

Francots Boon. 

Andkies Herbertsen. 

Sander Lenrsen [Gtlen]. 
Johannes Provoost witness. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [Grlen] and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of the same jurisdiction, Marcelis Janse [Van Bommel], who 
declared that he had granted and transferred, as by these presents he does 
grant and transfer in real and actual possession to the behoof of Cornelis 
Wynkoop his heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the Village of 
Beverwyck, to the south the grantor, to the north Pieter Bronck, to the 
west the hill, to the east the street; the lot is in breadth, thirty wood feet,, 
and in length according to the patent, except what was taken for a street, 
which lot the grantor received by conveyance from GrOosMi Gerritse [Van 
Schaick], and Goosen Gerritse by patent from the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date 25 October, A. D. 1653, for 
which house and lot the grantor acknowledges to have received satisfac- 
tion and promises the same, to free from all claims, demands and preten- 
sions which hereafter may arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real 
and personal, present aud future, putting the same in subjection to all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 11th of December, A. D. 1659. 

Marcelys Jansen. 

Sander Lenrsen. 

Jan Verheeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



262 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Fort 
Orange and Village of Beverwyck, Cobus Janssen and the honorable 
Frans Barentse Pastoor, burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, 
who declare, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that, in friendship 
and amity, they are agreed about the purchase of a house, to wit, that 
Cobus Jansen sells his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck 
aforesaid, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, adjoining to the south 
Jacob Tyssen Van der Heyden, and to the north Lambert Albertse Van 
Neck,i east and west the street; the lot is as long and broad as it stands 
in fence, and that for the sum of nine hundred guilders in beavers, which 
sum the said Frans Barentse promises to pay in three installments ; the 
first on the first of July next coming, the number of forty beavers ; the 
second installment on the first of July, 1661, the half of the remainder; 
and the remainder on the first of July, 1662 ; the first of May next 
coming the seller grants delivery as also the conveyance, with all the 
right, title and ownership which the said seller has had therein. 

Thus done in presence of Arent Van den Bergh and Jan Cloet, as wit- 
nesses hereto invited, on this 10th of January, A. D. 1660, in Fort 
Orange. 

This is the mark of -|- Cobus Janssen, set by himself. 
Feans Barentse Pastoor. 
This is the marh of AVE Arent Yan den Bergh., set hy himself. 
Johans Glmte, as witness. 

Acknowledged before me, Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck, commissaries of 
the same jurisdiction, Woutert Albertsen [Van den Uythofi'],^ burgher 
and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, who declared that he had granted 
and transferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and 
actual possession to the behoof of Jurriaen Teunissen [Glasemaeker], his 
heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the said village ; the lot is in 
length to the south of the street, eighteen rods and six feet ; to the east, 
breadth five rods ; to the north the kil, length eighteen rods seven feet ; to 
the west Jochem [Wesselse] de Backer [baker], four rods and eight feet, 
which aforesaid house and lot the grantor received by conveyance from 
Jochem Wesselse [de Backer], of date the 16th of July, 1658, and 
Jochem Wesselse by patent from the Heer director general and council 
of New Netherland, of date the 25th of October, 1653 ; and promises said 
house and lot to free from all claims, demands and pretensions, which may 
hereafter come against them; on pledge of his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, and placing the same in subjection to all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 2d of Feb., 1660. Wouter Albertsen. 
Jan Verbeeclc. 
Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me, La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

' Lambert Albertse Van Neck was in Beverwyck, in 1655 ; in 1G56 be was lined for an assault, 
committed in the colony, and in 1660 was complained of for opposing the collection of the 
chimney tax. — Dutch Manuscripts. 

^ In 1657, Wonter Albertse bought a lot in Beverwyck, bounded east and south by the river 
and the [Rutten] kil and north by the Alley [State stieet^].— Deeds, i, 73, 



Albany Cotmty Records. 263 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [G-len] and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of said jurisdiction, Teunis Teunissen Metselaer, who declared that 
he had granted and transferred as by these presents he does grant and 
transfer in real and actual possession, to the behoof of the honorable An- 
deries Herbertsen and Philip Henderickse [Brouwer], their heirs or 
assigns a house and lot, lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to 
the north Pieter Adriaensen [Soogemackelyck], to the south Adriaen 
Janse Van Leyden, east and v?est a street, length and breadth according 
to the patent, which Carsten Janssen received from the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland, of date the 25th of October, 
A. D. 1653 ; for which house and lot the grantor acknowledges he has 
had satisfaction and promises to free the same from all claims, demands 
or pretensions which may hereafter arise against the same; pledging his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, subjecting the 
same to the force of all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 19 Feb., 1660. 

Teunis Teunisse Metselaer. 
Jan Verheeck. 
Sander Lenrsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of said jurisdiction, the honorable Anderies Herbertsen, who 
declared that he had granted and transferred as by these presents he does 
grant and transfer, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Leendert 
Philipse [Oonjn], burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, his 
heirs or assigns, a house, lot and garden, lying in said village of Bever- 
wyck, adjoining to the north Pieter Bronk, to the south Jan Verbeeck, 
length and breadth according to the specification of the patent to the 
grantor, given by the heer director general and council of New Nether- 
land, in the year 1652 ; for which house, lot and garden the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received satisfaction and promises to free the 
same from all claims, demands and pretensions, which may hereafter 
arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 19th of Feb., A. D. 1660. 

Andries Herberts. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Sander Lenrsen. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of the same jurisdiction, Jurriaen Teunisse [Glazemacker], burgher 
and inhabitant of said village, who declared that he had granted and 
transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of Andeiies Herbertsen, also burger and 
inhabitant of the aforesaid village of Beverwyck; his heirs or assigns, a 



264 Albany County Records. 

house and lot, lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the south 
the street, to the-east and west a road, length and breadth ten rods with 
a piece of a lot, also to the south of the house about twenty-three feet, 
which lot the grantor by patent received from the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland. At the same time said Anderies Her- 
bertsen transferred the aforesaid house and lot, as also the piece of a lot, 
lying on the side of the house, to Jan Martense de Wever, or those who 
may hereafter receive title from him, and that in real and actual possession 
and ownership, also the aforesaid grantors acknowledge that they have 
had satisfaction, and they accordingly promise to free the same from all 
demands and pretensions, which may hereafter arise against it, pledging 
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, putting 
the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 24th of Feb., 1660. 

jueejan tunsen. 
Andeies Herberts. 
Francoys Boon. 
Jan Verheeck. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Fort 
Orange, etc., in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Cornelis 
Woutersen, and declared that he had appointed and empowered as by 
these presents he does Jan Anderiessen [Cuyper?], in the subscribers 
name and for his sake to demand collect and receive from Cornelis Pieterse 
Hoogenboom,! at present living at Amsterdam, in New Netherland, the 
sum of ten and a half beavers and a hundred and forty guilders in seewant, 
growing out of money disbursed ; for the receipt acquittance to pass, which 
shall be valid, as though given by the subscriber himself j further to do 
and perform all for the obtaining of said sum, as the subscriber aforesaid 
himself being present might or could do, and if the matter requires more 
special authority than stands expressed in this paper, promising at all 
times to hold good and true whatever shall be done by virtue of this paper, 
on pledge of his person and estate. . . 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in the presence of Daniel Verveelen and 
Jan Pieterse MuUer, as witnesses hereto called, on the 30th of April, 1660. 

Cornelis "Wodterse. 

Jan Pieterse Mulder. 

Daniel Verveelen. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of said jurisdiction, Jacques Tyssen [Van der Heyden], who 
acknowledged that he is honestly and truly indebted to Teunis Spits- 
bergen and Barent Pieterse [Coeymans, the miller], in the sum of one 
hundred and seven and twenty guilders for board, which the aforesaid 

' Cornelis Pieterse Hoogeboom engaged to worlj for Gerrit Slichtenliorst at tile maljing 
from January to November, 1664, for sixty beavers, half in tiles. He, afterwards, associated 
with himself Jan Andriese De Graaf, and set np the tile and brick making business in New 
York.— Valentine's Manual. After the death of himself and wife Jannetie, his heirs petition 
for the survey of the Great Vly in Kingston, owned by him in his life time.— English Manuscripts. 



Albany County Records. 265 

Jacques Tyssen has received, and promises to pay the said sum from the 
first hire of his house, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, where Nicolaes 
Marrechael i dwells ; further the aforesaid Jacques Tyssen specially 
mortgages his said house, for the payment of the aforesaid sum, for which 
he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 9th of June, A. D. 1660. 

Jacques Teyssen. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Sander Lenrsen. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, clerk of Fort Orange and 
Village of Beverwyck, Heer Hendrick Van Dyck, who declared, in pre- 
sence of the afternamed witnesses, that he had appointed and empowered 
as by these presents he does, Johannes Provoost, in the subscriber's name 
and for his sake, to demand, collect and receive here in Fort Orange, in 
New Netherland, such moneys as are due to him according to bonds and 
other evidences of debt, which serve the same purpose ; for his receipts 
acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal to pay, with law and rigor of 
justice to proceed to sentence and extreme execution, and by arrest, 
against persons and goods, and further all things to do and perform, 
which shall be esteemed reasonable by the attorney, promising to hold 
as good and true all that the attorney shall do, provided he render a 
suitable statement and return when required of his transactions and 
receipts. 

Thus done and passed in Fort Orange, in presence of * * * *^ 
as witnesses hereto invited, on this 8th of July, A. D. 1660. 

H. Van Dyck. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
presence of the honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor and Jan Verbeeck, 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Michielseil [Van Edam], 
inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he is truly and 
honestly indebted to Mr. Paulus Schriek, in the sum of eighty guilders 
in good whole merchantable beavers, for goods to his content received, 
which said sum he promises to pay to the aforesaid Schriek or to his 
attorney next spring, 1661, with interest on the same from this date, 
for which said sum of eighty guilders and the interest aforesaid, the said 
Jan Michielsen his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, 
mortgages and specially pledges for the payment of the said sum, pledging 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in the Fort Orange, the 28th of July, A. D. 1660. 

Jan Mtchgyelsen. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Jan Verheeck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Nicolaus Marichal was an absconding debtor m\%%— Dutch Manuscnpts, x, 291 

34 



266 Albany County Records. 

(The second mortgage on the house of Jan Michielsen). 

Appeared before me Johannes La'Montagne, clerk of Fort Orange and 
Village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Prans Barentse Pastoor and Jan 
Verbeeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Michielsen, who 
declared that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Asser Levy 
Van Swellem, in the sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders in 
good whole merchantable beavers, for goods to his content received, and 
promises said sum of one hundred and eighty-four guilders in beavers to 
pay in the coming spring, 1661, about June, for which aforesaid sum the 
said Jan Michielsen mortgages and specially pledges his house and lot, 
lying in the Village of Beverwyck, and at present occupied by him, for 
the payment of said sum, for which he pledges his person and estate, real 
and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Eort Orange, the 28th of July, A. D. 1660. 

Jan Mychgyelsen. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Jan VerbeecJc. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his brewery or brew house as it at present stands, 
situate in the village of Beverwyck. Firstly. — The brewery or brew 
house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is fast by earth and nailed, 
besides, all the brewing tools as they stand and have been used by the 
seller among which are a kettle of eleven half barrels, liquor tub (nat 
7cu7/p'), work tub, wort tub {g^yV), cooler, and barreling trough (?), the 
buyer shall receive the half of, as they shall be found in the brewery, or 
whatever the mark of the seller shall be found upon, a neest Icleet, and 
the stones of the old neest which stands in the mill house to build a new 
one, together with the lot, breadth to the east forty-sis wood feet, 
breadth to the west thirty-eight wood feet, to the south length one hun- 
dred and twelve wood feet, to the north, length one hundred and fourteen 
wood feet. 

[This paper is incomplete and marked out.] 



Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck 
on the hill, and at present occupied by Jan Van Breemen. Firstly. — 
The aforesaid house shall be delivered to the seller, with all that is fast by 
earth and nailed, with the lot five rods broad, and in length twenty rods 
according to the patent thereof, and also a little house connected there- 
with. 

[This paper is incomplete and marked out.] 

Conditions on which Tomas Janse Mingael proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder a lot lying in Amsterdam in New Netherland 
to the south, Keynout de Schoemaecker. Firstly. — The aforesaid lot. 



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in breadth twenty-five [feet] and in length about sixty feet to the rear 

fence, shall be delivered to the buyer. * * * * 
[This paper is incomplete and not signed.] 



Conditions on which Mr. Schrick proposes to sell to the highest bidder 
a house which shall be delivered to the buyer immediately, to be paid 
for in beavers, the half cash down, and the other half within two months, 
or otherwise in seewant at 12 guilders the beaver. The buyer shall be 
holden to furnish two sufficient sureties at once to the content of the 
seller. The auction fees are to be a charge to the buyer. Eldert Ger- 
bertse remained the highest bidder for the above houfse, for the sum of 
154 guilders, and as surety has offered Capt. Jan Jacobse [Flodder or 
Gardenier ?] according to the conditions. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck the 30th day of July A.D., 1659. 

Eldert Gerbertsen, 
Jan Jacobs. 

Conditions on which Mr. Pieter Hartger and Jan Koeloffse propose to 
sell at public sale to the highest bidder their house lying in the village 
of Beverwyck. Firstly. — Said house with all that is fast by earth and nailed, 
lying on the third [Yossen] kil where said Jan Koeloffse dwells, shall be 
delivered to the buyer, with a lot, in length along the road nine rods, 
breadth at one end on Jan Martense [De Wever's] lot thirteen rods, 
breadth on the river side seven rods. * * * * 

[This paper is incomplete.] 

Conditions on which Dominie Gideon Schaets proposes to sell at public 

sale to the highest bidder, a lot lying in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 

to the north Hendrick Reur, south Roeloff Swartwout,i length to the 

bushes and breadth 80 feet. * * * * 

[This paper is incomplete.] 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Port 
Orange and village of Rensselaerwyck, Michiel Janse [Van Edam,] and 
Lowies Cobus, who declare in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
that with all friendship and amity they have agreed, to wit, that the 
aforesaid Michiel Janse has sold to said Lowies Cobussen his house lying 
in Fort Orange, to the east Arent Vanden Bergh, to the west Teunis 
Spitsbergen, with such title as the seller possesses, and according to con- 
veyence which said seller with the first payment shall deliver; for 
which Lowies Cobus promises to pay the sum of 550 guilders, which 
payment the buyer shall receive at Manhatans at the treasury of the 
honorable priveleged West India company as a deduction from his wages 
or salary, (in such pay as the honorable company are giving their servants 
on the condition that the aforesaid house remain as a pledge to the seller 
for the full payment), to wit, in four installments, the first next May, 
A.D., 1660, being 150 guilders, the second installment on the first of 
May, A.D., 1661, likewise 150 guilders, the third installment shall be 



1 For some account of Koeloff Swartwoiit, see O'Callaghan's New Nettierland, vol. ii, p. 431, etc. 



268 Albany County Records. 

paid on the first of May, A.D., 1662, of like amount, and the fourth and 
last, on the first of May, A.D., 1663, 100 guilders. All on pledge of his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, placing the same 
in subjection to all laws and judges, in presence of Jan Fieterse LMul- 
der ?] and Arent Van den Bergh as witnesses. 

Done in Fort Orange the last of July, Ano„ 1659. 

5y me MiCHGHEL Janse, 

Jan Fieters. LuDOVIOUS CoBES. 

This is the mark o/ AB ^'"^w* ^«" '^^'^ Bergh. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan 
Verbeeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Ulderick Kleyn,i 
burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he had 
granted and transferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer 
in real and actual possession to the behoof of Jan Tomassen also burgher 
and inhabitant here, his heirs or assigns, a lot for a garden lying on Fort 
Orange, to the south Lucas Pieterse [Coeymans,] to the north a plain, to 
the east the cart road, to the west the plain, breadth five rods, and length 
seven rods, which said lot for a garden the grantor received by patent 
from the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date 
the first of November, A.D., 1653, and which he accordingly promises to 
free from all claims, demands, or pretensions which may hereafter arise, 
for that purpose pledging his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, and placing the same in subjection to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the first day of August, A.D., 1659. 

Uldeeiok Klein. 

Jan Terbeek, 
Sander Lenrsen, 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Anderies Herbert- 
sen, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Ulderick Kleyn, burgher and 
inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declared that he had granted and 
transferred, as by those presents he does grant and transfer in real and 
actual possession to the behoof of Jan Hendericks Van Bael also burgher 
and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, his heirs or assigns, a house and 
lot lying in the village of Beverwyck bounding to the south on Symon 
Groot, to the north Ryer i^^lhertse, east and west the cart road, breadth 
four rods, and length eight rods according to patent, granted to him by 
the Heer director general and council of New Netherland of date the 



1 Ulderick Kleyn was an inhabitant of New Amsterdam in 1642.— ZHitch Manuscripts, n, 26. 
In 1657 he waB in Beaverwyck and bronght an action against Bldert Gerbcrtsen for slandering 
his wife, xvi, 113, bie. 



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25tli of October, A.D., 1653, which he accordingly promises to free from 
all demands, claims or pretensions which may hereafter arise, for which 
he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
placing the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 2d of August, A.D., 1659. 

Ulderyck Klein. 
Francoys Boon, 
Andries Herberts. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck commissaries of 
said jurisdiction, Jan Coster Van Aecken and Stoffel Janse [Abeel] 
Attorneys for Pieter DeMaecker, who declare that they have granted and 
transferred as by these presents they do grant and transfer to Cornelis 
Cornelisse the boor (de boer) and Daniel Verveelen their heirs or assigns, 
a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, the house as broad as 
it stands, length twenty-five feet, and the lot extending in the rear to the 
kil, breadth at the house, or north end the same as the house front, length 
from the rear of the house to the [Rutten] kil sixty-five feet back to the 
kil from the common fence of Dirk Janse Croon to the end of a straight 
line drawn from the first post set on the east side to the rear breadth if 
said place, which place is in breadth in the rear eighteen feet, on condi- 
tion that whenever the old house of Cornelis Vosch is torn down, a pro- 
per drip shall be furnished by or demanded from said Vosch, also that 
the grantee shall receive the water that comes from the gutter; with all 
the right and title which the grantor has had therein, for which aforesaid 
house and lot the grantor acknowledges that he has received satisfactory 
payment, promising to free the same from all demands and pretensions 
which may hereafter arise, for which he pledges his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, submitting the same to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 8th of August, A.D. 1659. 

This is the mark "f ^ ^f\ ^ Jan Coster Van Aeoken, 

with his own hand set. 



'^' 



Stoepel Janse. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Verbeeck commis- 
saries of said jurisdiction Jan Roelofise [De Goyer] burgher and inhabit- 
ant of the aforesaid village who declared that he had granted and trans- 
ferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual 
possession to the behoof of the Honorable Pieter Hartgers also a burgher 
and inhabitant here, his heirs or assigns a house and lot lying in the 
village of Beverwyck aforesaid, to the south the third kil to the east 
[west ?] Jan Martensen [De Wever] to the north of the street, which 
aforesaid lot along the cart road is in length 9 rods, breadth on the end 



270 Albany County Records. 

of Jan Martensen's lot 13 rods breadth on the river bank 7 rods, with all 
the right and title which the aforesaid Jan Eoeloffae has possessed, pro- 
mising the same also to free from all claims, demands and pretensions 
which may hereafter arise, for which he pledges his person and estate, 
personal and real, present and future, placing the same in subjection to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 12th of August, A. D., 1659. 

Jan Roelopfsen 

Francoys Boon, 

Jan Verheeck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of honorable Francoys Boon and Anderies Herbertsen, 
commissaries of the some jurisdiction, the honorable Sander Leendersen 
Glen who declares that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to the 
honorable Dirck Janse Croon in the number of 145 good whole beavers, 
which he promises to pay to the aforesaid Dirck Janse Croon or his 
attorney on the first of June A. D., 1659, for which he pledges his per- 
son and estate personal and real, present and future, specially mortgaging 
and pledging for the payment of the aforesaid number of beavers his 
house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck where Jan Vinhagel 
dwells. 

[Thus in the original.] 

[This paper was not executed ] 
Done in Fort Orange the 14th August, A. D., 1659. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jurriaen Teunisse [Glasemaeker], 
who declares that he has granted and transferred as by these presents he 
does grant and transfer to the behoof of Jan Roeloffse [De Goyer] his 
heirs or assigns a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, to the 
south the third [Vossen] kil, to the east [west ?] Jan Martensen [De 
Wever,] to the north the street, which aforesaid lot along the street is 
in length 9 rods, breadth on the end of Jan Martense's lot 13 rods, 
breadth on the river bank 7 rods, which said lot was conveyed to the 
grantor by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland of 
date the 25th of October, A. D., 1653 ; with all the right and title which 
the aforesaid grantor has had therein, and therefore frees the grantee 
from all claims, demands or pretensions which may hereafter arise against 
the same, pledging his person and estate personal and real, present and 
future and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 14th of August, A. D., 1659. 

Jureyan Tunsbn. 
Andries Herherts, 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



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Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc,, in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Ver- 
beeck commissaiies of the same jurisdiction, the honorable Michiel Jans- 
sen [Van Edam] burgher and inhabitant here, who declares that he has 
granted and transferred as by these presents he does grant and transfer 
in real and actual possession to the behoof of Lowies Cobussen, his heirs 
or assigns a house lying in Fort Orange, which aforesaid house the 
grantor received by conveyance from Frans IBarentse Pastoor of date the 
20th of November, A.D., 1656, and the said Frans Barentse, from Jacob 
Janse Hap [or Stoll], who received a patent from the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland of date the 3d of July, A.D., 
1649 : with all the right, title and interest which the grantor has had 
therein, and therefore promises said house to free from all claims and preten- 
sions which may hereafter arise against the same, pledging his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, and submitting the same to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 14th of August, A.D., 1659. 

Machghyel Janse. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Anderies Herbertsen,* 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Koeloff Swartwout, who declares 
that he has granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant 
and transfer in real and actual possession for the behoof of Philip Piet- 
erse Schuyler his heirs or assigns a garden lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck, to the east, the road, to the west, Dominie Schaets, to the south, 
Annatie Bogardus, which said garden was granted by the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland to Antony De Hooges deceased, 
former husband of the wife of said Eoeloff Swartwout, the length and 
breadth according to the patent which shall be delivered to the grantee 
together with all the right, title and interest which the grantor has had 
therein, who promises to free the same from all claims, demands or preten- 
sions which may arise against the same, pledging his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, putting the same in subjection to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of August, A.D., 1659. 

RoELOFP Swartwout. 
Francoys Boon, 
Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Ver- 
beeck, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Stofifel Janse [Abeel], who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of the 
honorable Francoys Boon, his heirs and assigns, a house and lot lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, east, west, and north, a street, south, Gillis 
Pieterse [Timmerman,] length and breadth according to the patent or as 
it stands in fence, which patent was given to the grantor by the Heer 
Director General and council of New Netherland of date the 25th of 



272 Albany County Records. 

October, A.D., 1653, together with all the right, title and interest which 
the aforesaid Stoffel Janse has had in the same, who also acknowledges 
that he has had satisfaction therefor, and therefore promises to free said 
house and lot from all claims, demands or pretensions which may here- 
after arise against the same, pledging his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of August, A.D., 1659. 

Stoffel Janse Abeel. 
Sander Lenrsen, 
Jan Verheeclc, 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montange, clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of honorable Francoys Boon and Anderries Herbertsen, 
commissaries of said jurisdiction, Teunis Cornelisse Slingerland, who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does 
grant and convey in real and actual possession to the behoof of the hono- 
rable Johan Dareth, burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, his 
heirs or assigns a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, to 
the north, the grantor, to the south, Henderick Gerritse [Van Wie], to 
the east, the street, to the west, Jacob De Brouwer, length thirty feet, 
and breadth twenty-eight wood feet ; which aforesaid lot the grantor re- 
ceived by conveyance from the patent of Jacob De Brouwer, with whom 
the said patent remains, with all the right, title and interest, which the 
aforesaid Slingerland has had therein, who also acknowledges that he has 
had satisfaction therefor ; and promises the said house and lot to free from 
all claims, demands or pretensions, which may hereafter arise against the 
same, pledging his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 15th of August, A. D. 1659. 

TUENYS COBNELIS SlYNGHERLANT. 
Francoys Boon. 
Andries Herherts. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen Glen and Jan Verbeeck, 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Leendert Philipse [Conyn], 
burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, who declares that he has 
granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in 
real and actual possession, to the behoof of Henderick Henderickse his 
heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, to 
the south, Claas Janse,' to the north, the grantor, to the east, the river 
bank, to the west, the highway, length nine rods, and breadth thirty six 
wood feet, which lot is a part of the patent of Anderies Herbertsen, granted 
him by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date 
the 23d of April, A. D. 1652, for which house and lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has had satisfaction, and promises the same to free 
from all claims, demands and pretensions which may hereafter arise 



Albany Gounty Records. 273 

against the same, pledging his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the TSth of August, A. D. 1659. 

Leendeet Phylipse. 
Sander Lenrsen. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries of the same jurisdiction, Henderick Henderickse, who declares that 
he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and con- 
vey in real and actual possession to the behoof of Stofifel Janse [Abeel], 
his heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, 
to the south, Claas Janse, to the north, Leendert Philipse [Conyn], to the 
east, the river bank, to the west, the highway, length nine rods, and 
breadth thirty-six wood feet, which lot is a part of the patent of Anderies 
Herbertsen, granted him by the Heer director general and council of New 
Netherland, of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652, for which aforesaid 
house and lot the grantor acknowledges that he has had satisfaction, and 
accordingly promises to free the same from all claims or pretensions which 
may hereafter arise against the same, pledging his person and estate, real 
and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 15th of August, A. D. 1659. 

Henderick Hendericksen. 
Sander Lenrsen. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Conditions on which Pietertie Janse proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder some household articles, to be paid for on the date 
hereof within twenty-four hours in good whole merchantable beavers. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 15th of August, 1659. 

Arnout Cornelise [Viele], two pewter pans, / 8.00 

Anthony Janse, 3 ditto plates and one ditto pan, / 6.00 

Cornelis Teunisse, a silk cloak, / 14.00 

Idem, a black coat, / 32.00 

/ 60.00 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leendersen [Glen] and Jan Ver- 
beeck, commissaries of said jurisdiction, Roeloff Swartwout, who declares 
that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to the honorable Jan Bas- 
tiaensen Van Gudsenhoven in the sum of one hundred and forty-seven 
guilders in good whole merchantable beavers, and promises to pay the 
same on the first of July of the coming year, 1660 ; for the payment of 
which aforesaid sum he, Roeloff Swartwout, aforesaid mortgages and 
35 



274 _ Albany County Becwds. 

specially pledges his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, 
where he at presents dwells, as also the patent which is in the custody of 
the said Gudsenhoven, until the time of the full payment, all on pledge 
of his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submit- 
ting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 16th of August, A. D. 1659. 

ROELOFF SWARTWOUT. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., on 
the date underwritten in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Claes 
Cornelisse, husband and guardian of Ariaentie Leenders, widow of the 
late Symon Tyssen, who declares that he has appointed as by these presents 
he does appoint and empower the honorable Stoffel Janse [Abeel] in the 
subscriber's name and for his sake to demand and receive from the 
honorable officers of the Orphan's Hall at Amsterdam, all such moneys 
as to the said Ariaentie Leenders are due from Dirck Janssen, her uncle 
deceased, and for receipts acquittance to pass, and in the matter to act as 
if the subscriber were himself present, provided that the attorney shall 
be holden to give a proper statement and return of his transactions and 
receipts, promising to hold as good and true all that the attorney shall do 
in the matter on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, sub- 
mitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 16th of August, A,D., 1659, in presence of 
Saoharias Sickels and Johannes Provoost. 

Claes Coenelis. 

This is the mark -|- of Ariaentie Leenders, with her own hand set. 
iSacharyas Syclcehe, 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, clerk at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which Symon Symonse Groot proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder his house and lot lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck. Firstly, the house with all that is fast by earth and nailed, shall 
be delivered to the buyer, except a horse stable ; the house is twenty feet 
square with a lot four rods in breadth, and seven and a half rods long. 

* ^ 5}: 

[This paper is incomplete and not signed.] 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the Honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor and Jan Verbeeck, 
coriamissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Martensen [DeWever] burger 
and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, who declares that he is well, 
truly and honestly indebted to Nicolas Meyer, merchant at Amsterdam, 
in New Netherland, in the sum of five hundred and seventy-six guilders 
in good whole merchantable beaver skins, for invoices of goods to his con- 
tent received, and promises the aforesaid sum of five hundred and seventy- 
six guilders to pay next spring on the first of May, 1661, wherefore he 
mortgages and specially pledges his house and lot and garden lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, and at present occupied by him for the pay- 
ment of the said sum in order that if need be the same may be recovej-ad 



Albany County Records. 275 

without loss or damage, also pledging his person and. estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 2d of August, A.D. 1660. 
This is the mark -\- of Jan Martensen, with his own hand set. 
Jan Verbeeck, 
Frans Barens Pastoor. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Sander Leenderse [Glen] and Rutger 
Jacobsen commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Lockermans senior, 
burger and inhabitant of said village, who declares that he has granted 
and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and 
actual possession to the behoof of Jan Costerse Van Aken his heirs or 
assigns, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck adjoining to 
the south Henderick De Bdclcer, to the north the grantor, the lot and 
house is in front on the street one rod eleven feet and nine inches wide, 
length north and south five rods less three inches, to the west the breadth is 
one rod and eleven feet, which lot is a part of the patent to him, the grantor, 
given by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of 
date the 7th of July, A. D., 1653 ; for which house and lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has satisfaction and promises the same to free from 
all demands, claims and pretensions which may hereafter arise against the 
same, pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, 
and submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 2d of August, 1660. 

Pieter Loockeemans. 

Sander Lenrsen, 
Rutger Jacohsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court of Fort 
Orano-eand village of Beverwyck, Nicolaes Meyer merchantat Amsterdam 
in New Netherland, who declared in presence of the afternamed witnesses 
that he had appointed and empowered as by these presents he does ap- 
point and empower Jan Costersen Van Aken, burger and inhabitant of 
the aforesaid village of Beverwyck, to appear before the court in his 
absence, and to defend his action for injuries done against the subscriber 
by Pieter Adriaensen Soogemackelyck, and further the same by process 
of law the affidavits and other evidences to produce for the advantage 
of the subscriber; to proceed against the said Pieter Adriaense, and all 
things to do and perform which the subscriber being present might or 
could do ; and if the matter requires greater and more special authority 
than stands expressed herein, promising at all times to hold good and true 
all that shall be done by virtue of this paper, on pledge of his person and 
estate, personal and real. 

Thus done in Fort Orange the 3d of August, A. D. 1660, in presence 



276 Albany County Records. 

of Keyndert Pieterse [Baroquier] and Pieter Bronck as witnesses hereto 
invited. 

NicoLAES Meyer. 
This is the mark R P 0/ Reyndert Pieterse with his own hand set. 
Pieter Branch. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, by the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland admitted vice director and 
clerk at Fort Orange and village of Beverwyck, residing at said Fort, in 
the presence of the honorable Eutger Jacobsen and Evert Janse Wendel, 
commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Bronck burger and in- 
habitant of the aforesaid village, who declares that he is well, truly and 
honestly indebted to Reyndert Pietersen [Baroquier,] in the sum of eight 
hundred and thirty-two guilders in good whole merchantable beaver's skins 
for goods to his content received with the interest on the same; which above 
written sum of eight hundred and thirty-two guilders together with the 
interest aforesaid, he promises to pay on the first of July, 1661, and 
specially he pledges his brewery and lot lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck as a mortgage for the payment of the aforewritten sum, as also his 
person and estate real and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 4th of August, A.D., 1660. 

Pieter Bronck. 
Rutger Jacohsen, 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 



I, the undersigned Reyndert Pieterse, acknowledge that the above 
mortgage which stands as a charge against Pieter Bronck is wholly paid 
and satisfied. 

Done in Fort Orange the 5th of August, A.D., 1662. 

This is the mark of R p Reyndert Pieterse, with his own hand set. 
In my presence, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 

Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, in the service of, etc., 
Madame Johanna Ebbinghs, wife of Jeronimus Ebbinghs, who declares 
in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, on the one side, that she 
has sold, and Aert Pieterse [Tack,] and Jan Willemsen, of the other 
side, that they have bought a piece of land lying in the Esopus in New 
Netherland, adjoining to the north and to the west the seller, to the south 
the thicket [Jcreupel hosch,'] to the east the hill, comprising forty-eight 
morgens and seventy-two rods, for the sum of six hundred and fifty 
guilders to be paid in three installments; the first, on the first of June, 
A.D. 1661, two hundred guilders, in good whole beavers; the second, 
on the first of June, A.D. 1662, half in grain at market price, and the 
other half in beavers as before; and the third installment on the first of 
June, A.D. 1663, two hundred and fifty guilders in grain, whole beavers 
as specified above. 



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Thus done and with the friendship and amity of all, contracted and 
agreed in the presence of Arent Van den Bergh and Grillis den Necker 
as witnesses hereto invited on this 5th of August, A.D. 1660, at Port 
Orange. 

Johanna Ebbinck. 
This is the mark of M Aert Pietbrse with his own hand set. 
This is the mark of -(- Jan Willemsen with his own hand set. 
Hiis is the mark o/ /^g Arent Van den Bergh, 
with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of -j" Gillis den Neclcer, 
with his own hand set. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, by the Heer director 
general, etc., in the presence of honorable Jan Veerbeck and Frans 
Barentse Pastoor, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Sander Leen- 
dersen Grlen, who acknowledges that he is well, truly and honestly 
indebted to Dirck Janssen Croon, in the sum of five hundred and seventy- 
six guilders, with interest on the same at ten per cent, to begin from this 
date to be paid in good whole merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders 
a piece, which aforesaid sum of five hundred and seventy-six guilders 
Sander Leenderse aforesaid promises to pay to the said Dirck Janssen 
Croon, or his attorney, in the month of June, 1661, specially pledging 
therefor his house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining 
to the east, Jan Tomassen, to the west, Annetie Bogardus, and which 
Jan Vinhagel at present occupies, as a fast pledge and mortgage for the 
payment of the aforesaid sum, and on a pledge of his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, the same submitting to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 13th of August, A. D. 1660. 

Sander Lenrsen. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
Adriaen Janssen Croon, now about to depart tor patria, who declares, in 
the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that he has appointed and 
empowered, as by these presents he does, the honorable Adriaen Gerritsen 
[Papendorp] in the subscriber's name and for his sake to demand, collect 
and receive here in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, or elsewhere in 
Manhatans such debts and moneys as to him are due, according to the 
evidences thereof, of his receipts acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal 
of payment, to procure by law and the rigor of justice, sentence and 
extreme execution, and even by arrest to proceed against persons and 
goods, and moreover all things to do and perform which he, the subscriber 
being present might or could do, promising at all times to hold as good 
and true all that shall be done by virtue of this paper, under pledge 
according to law. 



278 Albany County Records. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 20th of August, A. D. 1660, in presence 
of Johannes Provoost and Nataniel Pieterse [Van Leyden], as witnesses. 

Adeyaen Janse Croon. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Nathaniel Pieterse. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, by the Heer director gene- 
ral etc, the honorable commissaries of this jurisdiction in the persons of 
Anderies Herbertsen and Rutger Jacobsen, who declare that they have 
granted and conveyed as by these presents they do grant and convey in 
real and actual possession to the behoof of Adriaen Janse Van Ilpendam 
and Catalyn Berx widow of the late Dirk Bensinck, their heirs or assigns, 
a certain lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, to the south Dirk Ben- 
sick deceased, to the north Adriaen Janse Van Ilpendam, east and west 
a street, breadth twenty-eight feet and four inches length from one street 
to the other, to wit east and west, which lot the aforesaid grantors in 
the aforementioned character promise to free from all claims or pre- 
tensions which may hereafter come against it, arising from the interest 
which the community of this place or the village of Beverwyck may 
have in the same. 

Done in Fort Orange the 23d of August, A. D. 1660. 

Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me, 

LaMontaone, Clerk in Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes LaMontagne, by the Heer director 
general etc., in the presence of the honorable Johan Verbeeck and 
Evert Jansen Wendel, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Catalyn 
Bercx widow of the late Direk Bensick who declares that she has granted 
and conveyed as by these presents she does grant and convey in real and 
actual possession to the behoof Jacob Tyssen Van der Heyden, his heirs 
or assigns, a certain house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck 
adjoining to the south Adriaen Jansen Van Ilpendam and to the north 
the grantee, the lot to the north is ten rods long, to the south the same. 
East and west the breadth is one rod, eleven feet and six inches, which 
lot is a part of the patent granted to Daniel Rinchout by the Heer di- 
rector general and council of New Netherland, of date the 25th of Octo- 
ber, A. D. 1653, which the grantor aforesaid has received from him by 
conveyance ; also her part of the lot received by conveyance from the 
honorable commissaries of this jurisdiction ; for which the grantor ac- 
knowledges that she has received full satisfaction and therefore promises 
the same to free from all demands, claims or pretensions which may 
hereafter arise, on a pledge of her person and estate personal and real, 
present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 23d of August, A. D. 1660. 

This is the mark X of Catalyn Bercx with her own hand set. 
Jan VerheecJc. 
Eocrt Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me. 

Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Albany County Records. 279 

(Copy). 
Appeared before us undersigned magistrates [Schepenen] of the city 
of Amsterdam in New Netherland, Tryntie Janse the wife of Rut Jacob- 
sen dwelling at Fort Orange in the village of Beverwyck, and acknowl- 
edges that she is well and truly indebted to the Heer Cornelis Steenwyck 
magistrate of the city aforesaid in the sum of five thousand four hun- 
dred and eighty-two guilders and two stuivers growing out of the matter 
of an obligation of date the 24th of November, 1657, passed by her hus- 
band to him, Heer Steenewyck, which aforesaid five thousand four hun- 
dred and eighty-two guilders and two stuivers, she, the subscriber, 
by virtue of a power of attorney of date the 27th of August, 1658, from 
her husband Rut Jacobsen aforesaid, wherein was approved whatever 
shall be done by her in this matter ; promised to satisfy and pay next 
May, 1659, with interest on the same at one per cent a month beginning 
on the first of May, 1658 and ending in May, 1659 aforesaid, in good 
whole beavers at eight guilders apiece, pledging therefor as a special 
mortgage her house and lot standing and lying here in the Manhattans, 
to the north, the High street, to the west, the house and lot of William 
Herck, as also the subscriber's certain house and lot standing and lying 
in Fort Orange; also her person and estate, real and personal, nothing 
excepted, subject to all laws and judges. In witness of the truth, this is 
subscribed by her as well as by the Heer magistrates, Johannes De Pey- 
ster and Isaac De Foreest this 4th of September 1658, in Amsterdam, in 
New Netherland, and confirmed by the Heer president, the city seal 
being affixed. 

Below stood, agrees with the original aforesaid ; and was subscribed. 

Johannes Nevis, Secretary. 

Appeared before me Johannss La Montague by the Heer director 
general, etc., the honorable Rutger Jacobsen, commissary of the same 
jurisdiction, who has requested that the above mortgage shoul^ be 
recorded in the Register of this Court, which in presence of Anderies 
Herbertsen and Evert Janse Wendel, magistrates of said court is done, 
to be used in fitting time and place. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 24th of August, A.D. 1660. 

Rutger Jacobsen. 
EvEET Wendel. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, by the Heer director 
general, etc., in the presence of honorable Andries Herbertsen and 
Frans Barentsen Pastoor, magistrates of said court, Jan Martensen [de 
Wever,] who acknowledges that he is well, truly and honestly indebted 
to Mr. Jan Bastiaensen Van Grudsenhoven in the sum of one thousand 
and forty-two guilders two stuivers and eight pennies in good whole mer- 
chantable beaver skins at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the receipt of 
invoices of goods and merchandise, which said sum of one thousand and 
forty-two guilders two stuivers and eight pennies, the aforesaid Jan 
Martensen promises to pay to the said Jan Bastiaensen Gudsenhoven, or 
his attorney on the first of July, 1661, for which the aforesaid Jan Mar- 
tensen specially pledges and mortgages his house, lot and garden lying in 
the village of Beverwyck and not at present occupied, to secure the 
payment if need be of the aforesaid sum without cost and loss ; also his 



280 Albany County Records. 

person and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing ex- 
cepted, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 24th of August, A.D. 1660. 

This is the mark of + Jan Mautense with his own hand set. 
Andries Herhertsen, 
Jan Barentsen Pastoor. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
Daniel Rinckhout inhabitant of Beverwyck, who declares in the presence 
of the afternamed witnesses that he has appointed and enpowered as by 
these presents he does appoint and empower Sacharius Janssen, dwelling 
at Munnekendam in Holland in the subscriber's name and for his sake to 
request of Nicholaes Broeok, dwelling at Amsterdam, one of the guardians 
of the subscriber, a statement and return of the administration of the 
guardianship which he has exercised over the effects belonging to the 
subscriber by way of the estate of Johannes Einokhout deceased, the 
subscriber's uncle, acquittance to pass for said statement and return to be 
received, and in said matter to act as the subscriber himself, being 
present could or might do without any exception ; and in case of refusal 
the said Nicolaes Broeck to sue, and before a competent judge to carry 
the matter to a definitive sentence, from said sentence to appeal or 
acquiesce therein, according as he shall judge proper, with power in 
case of need, for furthering the business, in his place one or more persons 
to substitute ; promising to hold good and true all that the attorney in 
the matter shall do, renouncing all customs and laws which might mili- 
tate against his good intentions (provided that the attorney shall make 
a statement and return to the subscriber of his doings), on pledge of his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange in New Netherland the 25th of August, A.D. 
1660, in presence of Johannes Provoost and Zacharias Sickels as witnesses 
hereto invited. 

Daniel Ringhout. 
Zacliarias Syckels, 
Johanness Provoost, witness. 

La BIontagne, V.D., and Clerk at Port Orange. 



Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Carel Janssen at 
present about to depart for Patria, who declares in presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, that he has appointed and empowered, as by these 
presents he does appoint and empower Pieter Gillissen dwelling in the 
aforesaid village of Beverwyck in the subscriber's name, and for his 
sake, to demand, collect and receive here in Port Orange in New Nether- 
land, or elsewhere in Manhatans, such outstanding debts and moneys as 
to him, the subscriber, are coming according to the evidences and writings 
thereto serving; of the receipts quittance to pass, and in case of refusal, 
payment to compel by law and rigor of justice to sentence and extreme 
execution, and to proceed by arrest against persons and goods ; moreover 



Albany County Records. 281 

all things to do and perform wliioh he the subscriber himself being 
present could and might do, provided that the attorney shall be holden 
a proper statement and return to make to the subscriber, on pledge of 
his person and estate, real and personal. 

Thus done in Fort Orange in presence of Dirk Henderickse and 
Andries Hanssen as witnesses hereto invited, on this 27th of August, 
A.D., 1660. 

Carel Janse. 

This is the marJe of ^^ DirJc Henderickse. 

This is the mark of -\- Andries Hanssen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, in the service of, etc., Tennis 
Pieterse Temper, at present ready to depart for j)a<MC[, who declares, in 
the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that he has appointed- and 
empowered as by these presents he does appoint and empower Pieter 
Gillissen and Dirk Carstensen, at present dwelling in said village, in the 
subscriber's name and for his sake, to demand, collect and receive here in 
Fort Orange, in New Netherland, or elsewhere in Manhatans, such out- 
standing debts and moneys as to him, the subscriber, are owing according 
to the evidences and writings thereto serving, for the receipts quittance to 
pass, and in case of refusal payment to compel by law and rigor of justice 
to sentence and extreme execution, also to proceed by arrest against per- 
sons and goods, and further all things to do and perform which the sub- 
scriber himself being present, might or could do, provided that the 
attorney be holden a proper statement and return to make to the subscriber 
of his doings, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in presence of Dirk Henderickse and 
Anderies Hanse [Scherp ?], as witnesses hereto invited, on the 27th of 
August, A. D. 1660. 

Thuenes Pietersen Temper. 

This is the mark of W Dirk Henderickse. 

This is the mark of X Anderies Hanssen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of honorable Anderies Herbertsen and Evert Wendel, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Marretie Pieterse, widow of the late 
Anderies Van der Sluys, who acknowledges that she is well, truly and 
honestly indebted to the honorable Grerrit Bancker and Harmen Albertse 
Vedder, in the sum of five hundred Carolus guilders in good whole 
merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, which sum of five 
hundred guilders she promises to pay to said Bancker and Harmen 
Vedder or to their attorneys, as soon as possible ; and she specially mort- 
gages her house, lot and garden, lying in the Esopus, next to Thomas 
Chambers, for the payment and satisfaction of the aforesaid sum, on a 
36 



282 Albany County Records. 

pledge of her person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, the same submitting to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 28th of August, 1660. 

This is the mark of + Marretie Pietersen, 

with her own hand set. 
Andries Herberts. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Frans Barentsen Pastoor and Evert Wendel, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Meessen Vrooman, who 
declares, that he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does 
grant and convey to the behoof of Cornelis Cornelisse Sterrevelt his heirs 
or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck (together 
with a garden, lying on the third [Vossen] kil, to the east, Albert De 
Ramaker, length nine rods ; to the north, Anderies De Vosch, breadth 
five rods seven feet six inches ; to the east a low (leegK) lot, length seven 
rods ; to the south, a cartway, breadth five rods seven feet six inches) ; to 
the south, Symon Grroot, length seven rods four feet ; to the east, a road, 
breadth four rods; to the north, Eldert de Groyer, length seven rods and 
four feet ; to the west, a road, breadth four rods ; which lot the grantor 
received by patent, of date the 17th of August, 1660 ; for which aforesaid 
house, lot and garden the grantor acknowledges that he has had satisfac- 
tion, and in consequence promises to free the same from all demands, 
claims and pretensions, which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the first of September, A. D. 1660. 

Pieter Meese Vrooman. 
Frans Barentsen Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Anderies Herpertsen and Jan Verbeeck, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis Cornelise Sterrenvelt, who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed as by there presents he does 
grant and convey in real and actual possession to the behoof of Cornelis 
Teunissen Bosch, his heirs or assigns a house and lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck, to the south Symon Gtroot, length seven rods four feet, to 
the east a road breadth four rods, to the north Eldert Degojer, length 
seven rods four feet ; to the west a road breadth four rods together with 
a lot for a garden lying on the kil, to the east Albert De Eamaker, length 
nine rods, to the north Anderies De Vosch, breadth five rods seven feet 
six inches, to the west a low lot length seven rods, to the south a cart road 
breadth five rods seven feet six inches, which lot and garden was granted 
by patent from the Heer director general and council to Pieter Meese 



Albany County Records. 283 

Vrooman of date the 17th of August 1660, from whom the grantor 
received the same by conveyance, and promises to free the same from all 
demands, claims or pretensions which may hereafter arise on pledge of his 
person and estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the first of September A.D., 1660. 

CORNELIS OORNELISSEN StERRENVELT. 

Andries Herberts. 
Jan Verbeeck. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne clerk at Port Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in the 
presence of the honorable Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Eem Janssen Smit burger of the 
aforesaid village of Beverwyck ; who declares that he has granted and 
conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and 
actual possession to the behoof of Cornelis Teunisse Bosch his heirs or 
assigns a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the 
east Adriaen G-erritsen [Papendorp] to the west Jan Tomassen, is two 
rods and two feet broad in front on the road, to the west and east length 
sLk rods three feet, to the north breadth two rods and eight feet, which 
lot was granted to Rut Adriaensen by the Heer director general and 
council of New Netherland by patent of date 23d of April 1652, and by 
him conveyed to Frederick Gerritsen from whom the grantor received 
it by conveyance, for which aforesaid house and lot the grantor acknow- 
ledges that he has had satisfaction and promises to free the same from all 
demands claims or pretensions which may hereafter come against the 
same, pledging his person and estate personal and real present, and future, 
submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, on this 3d of September A.D., 1660. 

Rem Yansen. 
Andries Herberts. 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction. Rem Janssen Smit burger and inhabitant 
of the aforesaid village, who declares that he has granted and conveyed as 
by these presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession 
to the behoof of Jan Tomassen also burgher and inhabitant here, his 
heirs or assigns, ahouse and lot lying in the aforesaid village of Beverwyck, 
adjoining to the west Jan VanAecken, and to the east Cornelis Teunisse 
-Bosch, in breadth in front on the street two rods one foot and six inches, 
to the east length six rods three feet, to the north breadth one rod, six 
feet to the west length six rods and three feet, which lot was granted to 
Rut Adriaensen by patent of the Heer director general and council of 
New Netherland, of date the 23d, of April 1652, and by him conveyed to 



284 Albany Comity Records. 

Henderick Gerristen, by whom it has been received by conveyance by the 
grantor, who promises said house and lot to free from all demands, claims 
and pretensions, which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all 
laws judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 3d of August A.D., 1660, 



Rem Yansen. 



Jan Verheeck. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 



Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne Clerk, at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor and Evert Jansen 
Wendel, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Philip Henderickse 
[Brouwer], who acknowledges that he is well, truly and honestly indebted 
to Henderick Anderiesse [Van Doesburgh], in the sum of three thousand 
one hundred and forty-four guilders, payable in good whole merchantable 
beavers skins, at eight guilders a piece, growing out of the purchase of a 
house and brewery, which aforesaid sum of three thousand one hundred 
and forty-four guilders the said Philip Henderickse promises to pay on 
the first of July, A. D. 1661, and specially therefor pledges his aforesaid 
house, brewery and lot, as a fast mortgage for the payment of the aforesaid 
sum, that in case of necessity said sum may be recovered without cost and 
loss, on a pledge also of his person and estate, real and personal, present 
and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 2d of September, A. D. 1660. 

Philip Hendeeicksen. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
Wouter Aertsen Van Nieukerck, who declares, in the presence of the 
afternamed witnesses, that he has appointed and empowered as by these 
presents he does appoint and empower the honorable Harmen Albertsen 
Vedder, in the subscriber's name and for his sake, in fatherland to ask 
for, demand and receive from the right honorable the Heeren directors of 
the privileged "West India Company at the Chamber of Amsterdam, a 
certain hundred and nine guilders fourteen stuivers and two pennies, due 
to him, the subscriber, for his monthly wages and subsistence earned in 
their service as a soldier, according to the settlement, signed Willem 
Kieft, the aforesaid sum of one hundred and nine guilders fourteen 
stuivers and two pennies to receive, and being received quittance to pass, 
which shall be valid as if the same was given by the subscriber ; further, 
all things to do and perform which he, the subscriber, being present 
might or could do even although the matter requires greater and more 
special authority than stands expressed herein ; promising to hold good 



Albany County Records. 285 

and" true all that shall be done by virtue of this paper, on a pledge of his 
person and estate, real and personal. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 3d of September, A. D. 1660, in pre- 
sence of J. Provoost and Jan Pieterse Muller. 

This is the mark -1- of Wotjter Aeetsen, 

with his own hand set. 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 
Jan Pieterse Mulder. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La MoNTAGNE, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of etc., 
Henderick Anderiessen [Van Doesburgh] dwelling in the aforesaid 
village, who declares in the presence of the after named witnesses that 
he has appointed and empowered, as by these presents he does appoint 
and empower, Mr. Abel Wolff dwelling at Amsterdam, in the subscriber's 
name and for his sake to demand, collect and receive of Mr. Grerrit iJa- 
rentsen Koers also dwelling at Amsterdam, the five thousand six hundred 
and ninety-one guilders and fifteen stuivers due to the subscriber accord- 
ing to the writings and proofs hereto annexed, of the receipt quittance to 
pass, and in case of refusal the payment to compel by law and rigor of 
justice unto sentence and extreme execution; also to proceed by arrest 
against persons and goods. Further to do and perform all that he shall 
judge proper, with power in case of need to further the business, one or 
more persons in his place to substitute, promising to hold good and true 
all that the attorney in said business shall do, renouncing all customs and 
laws which might militate against his good intentions, provided that the 
attorney be holden to make a proper statement and return, on pledge of 
his person and estate personal and real, present and future, and submit- 
ting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange in New Netherland in presence of Gysbert Van 
Imborgh and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto invited on the 10th 
of September, A. D., 1660. 

Hendrtck Andriesen. 
Gysbert Van Imbroch. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., 
Madame Johanna De Laedt assisted by the Honorable Jeronimus Eb- 
binck as husband and guardian of the same, on the one side, and Tjerck 
Claessen [DeWit] inhabitant of the Colony of Kensselarswyck of the 
other side, who have agreed and contracted with each other as follows : 
to wit, that the said woman Johanna De Laet grants j)er /orma of ex- 
change two pieces of land lying in the Esopus north-west of the inner 
[binne] kil of Esopus and lying beyond the same ; the north field com- 
prises five and thirty morgens and one-hundred and fifty-five rods, and 
the other adjoining the west side -consists of thirty -five morgens and one- 
hundred and ten rods; in exchange for which Tjerk Claessen aforesaid 
has given his house twenty feet long and with the pa,ssage way [uytlaet] 
thirty feet broad, and lot (the lot is ten rods and nine and twenty feet 
long) lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining on the east side the 



286 Albany Ccmnty Records. 

street, on the west side the garden of Henderick Anderiessen and Lam- 
bert Van Neeck, and on the north side the house of Lambert Van Neck, 
and on the south side the house of Hendrick de Backer, provided that 
the respective parties shall deliver proper contracts and instruments 
securing perfect possession on the first of May, A. D., 1661, without 
craft or guile, on pledge of their persons and estates, personal and real, 
present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the first of September, A. D., 1660, in presence 
of Jan Pietcrse Mulder and Arent Janse. 

Johanna De Laet. 
Jeeonimus Ebbinck. 
*rjERK Claessen DeWitt.1 
Jan Pieterse Mulder. 
Arent Janse. 

La Montagne, V. D., and Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
Mr. Daniel Verveelen, merchant here, who declares that he has appointed 
and empowered by these presents, Wouter Albers, burgher and inhabit- 
ant of the village of Beverwyck, in his name and for his sake to ask and 
demand payment of such moneys and of such persons as the settlements 
and other papers which the subscriber has given in^o the hands of the 
attorney shall indicate, against said persons to proceed by process of law 
to definitive sentence, from said sentence to appeal or acquiese therein, 
as he shall think proper, for moneys received acquittance to pass, and in 
said matter to act as if the subscriber were himself present, provided the 
attorney shall be bound, of his doings and receipts a settlement and 
return to make to the subscriber, promising to hold good and true all 
that the attorney in this matter shall do, on pledge of his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all 
laws and judges. 

Done the 18th of September, 1660, in presence of Jan Pieterse and 
Greurt Hendrickse [Van Schoonoven.] 

Daniel Verveelen.^ 
Jan Pieterse, 
Geuert Heyndrychsen. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
Madame (Jiiffrou), Johanna De Laet, wife of Jeronimus Ebbinck, who 
declares in presence of the afternamed witnesses, on the one side that she 
has sold, and Aert Jacobsen on the other side, that he has bought, a 
certain piece of land lying in the Esopus in New Netherland, adjoining on 
the northeast side the land of Jan Schoon and Aert Pieterse Tack, on 
the northwest side Tierck Claessen [De Witt], southwest the hill, con- 
taining forty-seven morgens and two hundred and fifteen rods, for the 
sum of six hundred guilders, half beavers and half wheat at market price, 

1 The above contract was probably carried out as Tjerk CJaeee aeon after this became an in- 
habitant of Ulster county. 

2 In 1687 Daniel Verveelen probably lived at Spuyting Dnwll ; he petitons for a renewal of a 
grant for a ferry there, formerly held by hie father.— ^ng. Manuscripts, sxv, 135. 



Alhcmy County Records. 287 

in three installments, to wit, in June, 1661, the third part of said sum, 
in June, 1662, another third part, and the remaining third part in June, 
1663, the said Madame promising to free said lot from all demands and 
pretensions which may come against said land, the respective parties for 
maintenance of said contract pledging their persons and estates, real and 
personal, present and future, and submitting the same to all laws and 
judges (as the acceptant also does his person). 

Done in Fort Orange the 17th of September, 1660, in presence of Jan 
Pieterse Muller and Geurt Hendrikse as witnesses. 

Johanna De Laet, ^ 
Aert Jaoobsen. 
Jan Pieterse Mulder, 
Geurt Heyndrychsen. 
Acknowledged before me. 

Clerk at Fort Orange. 

On the last day of September, A.D., 1660, the slaughter excise was 
offered at public sale by the honorable clerk and commissaries of Fort 
Orange according to the conditions of the year 1659, and Marcelis Janse 
[Van Bommel] remained the last bidder for the sum of seven hundred 
and twenty guilders, for which sum his sureties were Cornells Teunissen 
Bosch and Gerrit Slechtenhorst, each for all, as principals, on pledge of 
their persons aijd estates, real and personal, present and future, submit- 
ting the same to all laws and judges. Done ut supra. 

Marcelys Jansen, 

CORNELIS ThONISSE BoS, 

Gterrit Slichtenhorst. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., 
Bern Janssen Smit, who declares in the presence of the afternamed wit- 
nesses that he has appointed and empowered, as by these presents he 
does appoint and empower, Daniel Rinckhout, bnrger and inhabitant of 
the aforesaid village, in his name and for his sake, to demand, collect and 
receive here in Fort Orange such debts and moneys as to him the sub- 
scriber are due according to the following specification : first from Jan 
Helmersen' the sum of sixty-five guilders in beavers or wheat, from 
Eldert Gerbertsen, forty-one guilders payable as before, and from Evert 
Pels forty-two guilders ; from Jan Tyssen [Goes] - thirty-six guilders ; 
from Gysbert Van den Bergh thirty-two guilders ; and in case of refusal, 
payment to compel by law and rigor of justice to definitive sentence and 
extreme execution, also to proceed by arrest against persons and estates ; 
further, all things to do and perform, which he, the subscriber, being 
present could or might do, although the matter may require greater and 
more special authority than stands expressed in this paper, provided the 
attorney be holden to make to the subscriber a proper statement and 
return, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal. 

' Alias Jan de Bock. 

2 Jan Tyssen Goes came to Rensselaerwyck In 1630 as a trumpeter In the fort. By Ms wife 
Styntie Janse Van Hoesen he had eight children, seven of whom are spoken of in his will made 
Feb. 9, 1696-7. He died 31st May, VW.— Albany Ulmrch Bwyrda. 



288 Albany County Records. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, New Netherland in presence of Jan Cloet 
and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto invited, on this 3d day of 
October, A.D,., 1660. 

Rem Yansen. 

Johannes Glide, 

Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagnb, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of the honorable Prans Barentse Pastoor and Evert 
Janssen "Wendel, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis Segersen 
[Van Voorhout,] who declares that he has granted and conveyed as by 
these presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession to 
and for theT)ehoof of Gerrit Slichtenhorst, his heirs and assigns, a house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck on the hill, adjoining to the 
south Marcelis Janssen, to the northeast and west the street; the lot is 
twenty rods long, breadth to the east five rods one foot, or two exclusive, 
to the west the hill, breadth seven rods and a half, which lot before this, 
was granted by patent from the heer director general and council of New 
Netherland to Jan RoeloiFse, from whom the grantor received it by 
conveyance, and promises the same to free from all demands, claims and 
pretentions, which may hereafter come against the same, pledging his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange the 10th of December, A.D., 1660. 

COKNELIS SeeGERZEEN. 
Janse Barentse Pastoor, 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service, etc., in the 
presence of the honorable commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis 
Teunissen Bosch, who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by 
these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to 
and for the behoof of the aforesaid commissaries, a certain lot, being taken 
by their honors for public use for a street, adjoining to the south of the 
house of Jan Teunissen, alias de Paep (the priest), length thirteen rods 
and breadth two rods, which lot is a part of the patent to him, the grantor, 
given by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of 
date 23 April, 1652, for which lot the grantor aforesaid acknowledges that 
he has satisfaction, and promises the said lot to free from all demands, 
claims or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 10th of December, A. D. 1660. 

Cornelis Thonisen Bos. 
Andries Herberts. 
Jan Verheeck. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 



Albany County Records. 289 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Erans Barentsen Pastoor and Evert Jansen 
Wendel, Annetien Bogardus, who declares that she has granted and con- 
veyed, as by these presents she does grant and convey, in real and actual 
possession, to and for the behoof of David Pieterse Schuyler his heirs or 
assigns, a part of a lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining to 
the west, the grantor, to the south and to the east, Sander Leendersen 
[Glen], to the north, the street; the aforesaid lot is sis rods and three feet 
long to the west on the grantor, in front on the street one rod six feet and 
eight inches broad, to the east on Sander Leendersen six rods three feet, 
to the west one rod seven feet and eight inches broad, which aforesaid lot 
is a part of the patent to the grantor, given by the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652 ; 
for which the grantor aforesaid acknowledges, that she has had satisfaction, 
and promises to free the same from all demands, claims or pretensions, 
which may hereafter arise, on pledge of her person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 22d of December, A. D. 1660. 

This is the mark -\- of Annetien Bogardus, 

with her own hand set. 
Frans Barentsen Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, by the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland admitted, etc., Pieter Adriaen- 
sen Soogemackelyck, inhabitant of the Colony of Rensselaerwyck, who 
acknowledges in the presence of the aforenamed witnesses, that he is 
well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Grerrit Slichtenhorst as book- 
keeper of the Diaconate, in the number of thirty-three and a half pieces 
of good whole merchantable beaver skins at eight guilders a piece, grow- 
ing out of a purchase of seewant which he has received at fifteen guilders 
the beaver to his content, so the said Pieter Adriaensen promises the 
aforesaid number of thirty-three and a half beavers to pay, in the year 
1661, the half in June, on pledge of his person and estate. * * 
[This paper was not executed.] 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of etc., Pie- 
ter Adriaensen Soogemackelyck inhabitant of the colony of Rensselaer- 
wyck, who declares in presence of the afternamed witnesses that he has 
received from the hands of Mr. Gerrit Slichtenhorst book-keeper of the 
Diaconate the sum of five-hundred guilders in seewant for his use for one 
year from this date and no longer, for which use, the said Pieter Adriaen- 
sen promises to pay interest at 10 per cent, and at the end of said year to 
return the principal sum, for which he pledges his person and estate 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, and submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 2d of February, A. D. 1661, in presence of. 
[This bond and mortgage was not executed.] 

37 



290 Albany Gouniy Records. 

* * * * [wanting) * * merchantable bea- 

ver skins at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the purchase of a house 
and lot that he the subscriber has bought at public sale of the aforesaid 
Francoys Boon, and as he failed in furnishing the two sufficient sureties 
which the conditions required, he Joehem "Wesselse Backer mortgages 
and specially pledges the aforesaid house and lot, together with the house 
and lot that are at present occupied by him, for the payment of the afore- 
said sum of one-thousand five-hundred and two guilders, to be collected 
therefrom without cost and loss after the expiration of the time stipulated 
in the conditions of the purchase aforesaid. 

Done in Fort Orange the 1st of December, A. D., 1661. 

JooHEM Backer. 
Frans Barenise Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen 
Gerritse [Papendorp,] commissaries of the same jurisdiction, the honora- 
ble Jan Darethji inhabitant of the aforesaid place, who declares that he 
has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey 
in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jacob Joosten Van 
Covelens, his heirs or assigns, a lot for a house and a garden lying in the 
village of Beverwyck, to the east of the road, length, six rods, to the 
west, Tomas Pouwel, length, six rods, to the south, the plain, breadth 
three rods, according to the patent given to him, the grantor, by the 
Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date the 5th 
February, A.D., 1660; and the grantor, promises to free said lot from all 
demands, claims, or pretensions which may hereafter arise, on pledge of 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 2d of February, 1662. 

Jan Dareth. 
Philip Pietersen, 
Andriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Aenderies Herbertsen and Evert Janssen 
Wendel, commissaries of the same jurisdiction, Jan Labite, inhabitant of 
the colony of Eensselaerwyck, who declares that he has granted and con- 
veyed as by these presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual 
possession to and for the behoof of Evert Pels also an inhabitant of the 
colony of Rensselaerwyck, his heirs or assigns, a house standing in Fort 



1 Jan Dareth (Dret or Droit) from Utrecht, married Byckje Van Dyclc also from Utrecht, Nov. 
1, 1664, m New Amsterdam — FaZ«ni!in«'s Manual. In 16B7, he bought a honBe and lot in 
Beverwyck, Deeds, i, 100. 



Albany County Records. 291 

Orange, making the curtain on the east side and adjoining to the south 
side of the gate, with a garden without the aforesaid fort, according to 
patent to him, the grantor given by the Heer director general and 
council of New Netherland of date the 12th of April, A.D., 1650 ; and 
promises to free it from all claims, demands or pretensions which may 
hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, the same submitting to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 4th of February, A.D., 1661. 

Jan Labatie. 
Andries Herberts, 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
in the presence of the honorable Andries Herbertsen and Evert Janssen 
Wendel, commissaries of the same jurisdiction. Evert Pels inhabitant 
of the colony of Kensselaerwyck, who declares that he has granted and 
conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey to and for the 
behoof of Jan Barentsen Wemp his heirs or assigns, a house standing in Fort 
Orange making a part of the east curtain, to the south the gate, with a gar- 
den without the said fort all according to the patent to Jan Labite granted 
by the heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date the 
12th of April, A.D., 1650, and to him conveyed by the said Jan Labite, 
for which house and garden the grantor acknowledges that he has had 
satisfaction, and promises to free the same from all demands, claims and 
pretensions which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 4th of February, A.D. 1661. 

Evert Pels. 
Andries Serherts, 
Eoert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., 
two Indians named Maghsapeet alias Machackniemanauw, the other 
named Sansewaneuwe, also an Indian named Paneenseen, and a squaw 
(joildin), named Nipapoa, being joint owners of the island named Pacho- 
nakellick, in the presence of Aepjen and Nietamozit. being among the 
chiefs of the Mahikanders, who declare that they have sold, granted and 
conveyed as by these presents they do sell, grant and convey to and for 
the behoof of Anderies Herbertsen and Rutger Jacobsen inhabitants of the 
village of Beverwyek, a certain island named Pachonakellick lying in 
the river obliquely opposite Betlehem, and by the Dutch named the 
Long or Mahikander's island, with all the right and ownership, which 
they therein possess, for a certain sum in goods (Jcargosaen) to them 
paid and they the grantors acknowledge that they have received satisfac- 
tion therefor. 



292 Albany County Records. 

Thus Done in the village of Beverwyok in presence of G-errit Bancker 
and Johannes Provoost as witnesses hereto invited on this 8th of Febru- 
ary, A.D. 1661. 

This is the mark of | | the squaw Nipapoa, with her own 

hand set. 

This is the mark of ^rfiT^ Maohackniemanauw, 

^^ (j with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of > Sansewanouwe, with 

his own hand set. 
This is the mark of — Jan Symon, with his 

own hand set. 
This is the mark of -[- Aepjen. 
This is the mark of 8 Nitamorit. 

Gerrit BancJcer, 
Johannes Provoost. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, V.D., Clerk at^Port Orange. 

Appeared before me J. La Montagne, in the service of, etc , Albert 
Gisbert Raedemaeker (wheelwright), inhabitant of the Village of Bever- 
wyck, and his honor Mr. Arent Van Curler, councillor of the colony of 
Rensselaerwyck, who declare that they have respectively contracted with 
each other in manner following, to wit : that the said Albert Gisbert 
grants and conveys as by these presents he does grant and convey in real 
and actual possession to said Heer Arent Van Curler his heirs or assigns, 
his house, lot and garden, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining 
on the east side Jan Barentse Wemp, on the south Wouter de Raede- 
maeker, on the west the highway, on the north the pallisadoes (deffentie) 
of the Village of Beverwyck ; the garden lies on the third [Vossen] kil, 
between Andries De Vos' land, for which house, lot and garden the afore- 
said Heer Arent Van Curler has given in payment two horses and a cow 
of three years, which horses and cow the said Albert Gisbert acknowledges 
that he has received to his content, and promises the transferred house, 
lot and garden to free from all claims and demands, and a parchment 
patent of the same, to deliver into the hands of said Heer Arent Van 
Curler; all on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present 
and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the first of March, 1661, in presence of Jan 
Meynardssen and Dirk Andriesse, witnesses thereto invited. 

This is the mark -f- of Albert Gisbert, with his own hand set. 
A. Van Cxirler. 
Jan Meinersen. 
This is the mark US of Dirk Andriese. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Prans Barentse Pastoor and Evert Janssen 
Wendel, commissaries of the same jurisdiction. Evert Pels, who declares 
that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession to and for th-e behoof of the Heer 
Jeremias Van Rensselaer, director of the colony Rensselaerswyck, on 



Albany County Mecords. 293 

account of the Messiers Patroons of said colony, their heirs or assigns, a 
house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the east 
the river, to the south on the adjoining garden of Sander Leendersen 
[Grlen], to the west the street, to the north Volkert Janssen [Douwe], 
length eleven rods and breadth four rods and two feet, according to the 
patent, granted by the Heer director general and council of New Nether- 
land, to Willem Prederickse Bout, of date the , from whom the 

grantor received it by conveyance, provided he, the grantor, convey to 
the said Messieurs a garden, lying in said village, adjoining to the south 
Willem Teljer [Teller], and to the north Willem Bout, extending from 
the street to the river, length ten rods and breadth seven rods, granted 
by patent to Sander Leendersen [Glen], of date the 23d of April, A. D. 
1652, for which house, lot and garden the grantor acknowledges that he 
has had satisfaction, and promises the same to free from all demands, 
claims or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to 
all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 14 March, A. D. 1661. 

EvEBT Pels. 



Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Acknowledged before me. 



La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of Evert Janse Wendel and Frans Barentse Pastoor, com- 
missaries etc., Willem Janssen Stol, husband and guardian of the widow 
of Claes Henderickse i deceased, who declares that he has granted and 
conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and ac- 
tual possession to and for the behoof of Johan Verbeeck commissary of 
the aforesaid place his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in said 
village of Beverwyck adjoining to the south and west the common street, 
to the north Claes Janssen and to the east also a common street, breadth 
on the west side fifty-seven wood feet, and to the east breadth forty-seven 
wood feet which lot is a part of the patent granted by the Heer director 
general and council of New Netherland of date the 23d of April, A. D., 
1652, to Jan Tomassen from whom the grantor received the same by 
conveyance ; for which aforesaid house and lot the grantor acknowledges 
that he has had satisfaction and promises to free the same from all 
demands, claims or pretensions which may hereafter arise, on pledge of 
his person and estate personal and real, present and future, submitting 
the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of March, A. D. 1661. 

Willem Janse. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Evert -Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange, 



1 Claes Henderickse Van Schoonhoven aUas Tinuuerman. 



294 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Anderies Herbertsen 
commissaries etc., Willem Jansen Stoll husband and guardian of the 
widow of the late Claes Henderiokse, who declares that he. has granted 
and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in real and 
actual possession to and for the behoof of Jan Barentsen [Wemp] burger 
and inhabitant of the village of Beverwyck his heirs or assigns, a lot 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the east the street, to the 
south Abraham Staets, to the west the plain, to the north Claes Van 
Kotterdam, length twelve rods and two feet, and breadth two rods eight 
and a half feet, which lot is the just half of the patent to him the grantor 
given by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland of 
date the 15th of September, A D., 1657, and promises the aforesaid lot 
to free from all demands, claims or pretensions which may arise on pledge 
of his person or estate, personal and real, present and future, the same 
submitting to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of March, A. D. 1661. 

Willem Janse. 
Jan Verieeck. 
Andries Herberts. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Evert Jansen Wendel 
commissaries etc., Willem Janssen Stoll husband and guardian of the 
widow of Claes Henderickse [Van Schoonhoven] deceased, who declares 
that he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and 
convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Claes 
Jacobsen Van Rotterdam his heirs or assigns, a lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck adjoining on the east side the street, on the south side Jan 
Barentsen [Wemp,] on the west the plain, and on the north side Teunis 
Dirkse [Van Vechten,] length twelve rods and two feet and>^readth two 
rods, eight feet and a half, which lot is the just half of the patent to 
Claes Henderickse deceased granted by the Heer director general and 
council of New Netherland of date the 15th of September, A. D. 1657, 
and promises the aforesaid lot to free from all demands, claims or pre- 
tensions which may arise, on pledge of his person and estate real and 
personal, present and future, submitting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of March, A. D. 1661. 

Willem Janse. 
Jan Verheeck. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 



Acknowledged before me, 



La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 



* * * * [wanting] of the above written farming of the 
excise of [wine and beer,] Gerritse Van Marcken remained the last 
bidder for the sum of three thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven 
guilders according to the above conditions, on pledge of his person and 



Albany Covnty Records. 295 

estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the 
authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyek, the 18th of November, A.D., 1661. 

J. G-. V. Maroken. 

On this 19th day of November, A.D., 1661, appeared before the 
honorable Messieurs, Farmers of the Excise, Jurriaen Teunisse [Glase- 
macker,] Pieter Adriaensen [Soogemackelyck,] and Arent Vanden 
Bergh, who offered themselves as sureties, each as principal, for the pay- 
ment of the sum of three thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven 
guilders for which Jan Gerritse Van Marcken became the Parmer of 
the Excise, according to the above conditions, for the payment of which, 
pledging their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Beverwyek, ut supra. 

Jure J AN Tunsen. 
Pieter Andriaen. 

This is the mark AB of Arent Van Den Bergh, 

with his own hand set. 

The above Farming of the Excise was made in presence of the Mes- 
sieurs Clerk and Commissaries to which their honors bear witness. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

TllJTGER JaCOBSEN, 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Adriaen G-erritse. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk of the Court of Fort 
Orange and village of Beverwyek, Adriaen Symonse Boer, who declares 
in presence of the afternamed witnesses that he has granted and conveyed 
as by these presents he does, to Jan Fransen Van Hoesen two certain 
obligations, the one of Uldrick Kleyn for the sum of one hundred and 
sixteen guilders in beavers, with interest on the same ; the other of 
Dirckjen Martensen amounting to two hundred guilders in beavers, also 
with proper interest, the same to be received in real ownership for the 
securing of the payment for board and other things, for which the 
assignor is indebted to the aforesaid Jan Fransen Von Hoesem, for which 
he pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyek the last of October, A.D. 1661, in presence of 
Juriaen Teunise [Glasemacker] and Aernout Cornelissen [Viele.] 

Aryaen Symense. 
Jurejan Tunsen, witness. 
Arnout Gornelise Wilen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Conditions on which the clerk and commissaries of Fort Orange and 
villao'e of Beverwyek, propose to farm out to the highest bidder the 
burgher wine and beer excise for the space of one year. The farming 
as well as the excise shall begin on the first of November of this year, 



296 Albany County Records. 

1661, and end on the last day of October, A.D. 1662, according to the 
ordinances of our fatherland. The farmer shall receive for a tun of 
strong beer one dollar, for a tun of small beer ten stuivers, for a hogshead 
of French wine six guilde»s, for an ancker of brandy, Spanish wine or 
waters [spirits] two guilders, at twelve white and six black seewants to 
the stuiver, and the farmer shall not refuse certificates (ceelen), to any 
burghers to whom the burgher excise has been granted (?). The col- 
lector shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, each for all and 
as principals, to the content of the Messieurs farmers of the excise, to 
pay the aforesaid burger's excise, every quarter year a just fourth part 
of the whole sum, in good strung seewant at twelve white and six black 
seewants (sewantiens), a stuiver, and in case the collector fail of the 
aforesaid sureties, then the said farming shall be offered again at sale at 
his cost and charge, and whatever less it becomes worth he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it shall become worth, no profit 
shall acrue to him. Marcelis Janse [Van Bommel] remained the last 
bidder for the above farming of the excise, for the sum of two thousand two 
hundred and eight guilders, the same to be paid at twelve white an d six black 
seewants the stuiver, according to the above conditions, for the payment 
of which, Mr. Gysbert Van Imborgh and Jan Labite ofier themselves as 
sureties and principals to the content of the Messieurs Farmers of the 
excise, on pledge of their persons and estates, real and personal, present 
and future, nothing excepted, putting the same in subjection to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck the first of November, A.D. 1661. 

Maroelys Janssen, 

Jan Labitie, 

GuYSBERT Van Imbrock.i 

Appeared before me J. La Montague, in behalf of the honorable 
messieurs directors of the general privileged West India company and 
their honprs the director general and council of New Netherland, vice 
director and clerk at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the 
presence of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adrian Gerritse [Papendorp,] 
commissaries, etc., Marcelis Janse inhabitant of the village of Bever- 
wyck, who declares that he has granted and conveyed to Jan Gerritsen 
[Van Marcken,] also an inhabitant in this place, the burger excise of 
wine and beer here consumable, according to the above conditions, for 
which, Jurriaen Teunisse, Pieter Adriaenssen [Soogemackelyck] and 
Arent Vanden Bergh, stand sureties as principals, for which they pledge 
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, submit- 
ting the same to all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck the 25th of November, A.D. 1661. 

J. G. Marcken, 
Marcelys Janssen, 
Jtirejan Tunsen. 
This is the mark A B of Arent Vanden Bergh, 
Philip Pieterse [^Schut/ler,'] 
Adriaen Gerritse [^Papendorp.^ 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

■Quyabert Van Imbrock was a Burgeon, and settled at Wiltwyck or Bsopus. 



Mhany Comity Records. 297 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Evert Wendel and Adriaen G-erritsen 
[Papendorp] commissaries, etc., Marcelis Janssen [Van Bommel] who 
declares by these presents that he makes over and pledges to Doctor 
[Meester] Gysbert Van Imborgh and Jan Labit6, the two last payments 
on his house, which Asser Levy has bought at public sale ; further all his 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, all of 
which grows out of the bail for the burgher excise, synde lants middelen, 
which abovewritten is to last until the final payment of the aforesaid 
excise. 

Thus done in Beverwyck, the first of November, A. D. 1661. 

Maeroelys Janssen. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montaqne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen Gerritse [Papen- 
dorp], commissaries, etc., Pieter Bronck, who acknowledges and declares 
by these presents, that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Jacob 
Geveck, in the sum of two thousand two hundred and seventy-two Carolus 
guilders, payable in good whole merchantable beaverskins, at eight guil- 
ders a piece, for which I, Bronck, promise to pay yearly as interest one 
guilder for each beaver [12J per cent], which shall continue until the 
full payment of the principal sum; for which I pledge my person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, and 
especially I offer as a fast mortgage and special pledge my brewhouse and 
millhouse with the lot, for the recovery of the aforesaid sum of two 
thousand two hundred and seventy-two guilders with the interest thereon, 
if need be, without loss or cost. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 17th of November, A. D. 1661. 

Pieter Bronck. 

Philip Pietersen. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

I the undersigned Jacob Gevick, acknowledge that the above mort- 
gage (standing against Pieter Bronk), is fully paid and satisfied. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 5th of August, A. D. 1662. 

This is the mark of + Jacob Gevick, 

with his own hand set. 

In my presence, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 

Conditions on which Mr. Francoys Boon proposes to sell at public sale 
to the highest bidder, his house and lot, lying in the Village of Bever- 
wyck. First. The buyer shall receive the aforesaid house, kitchen and 

lot, as it stands in fence, with all that is fast by earth and nailed. The 
38 



298 Albany County Records. 

delivery shall be made on the first of May, A. D. 1662, on the express 
condition, that the seller, after the delivery, shall occupy the aforesaid 
house and lot, as lessee, until the first day of November, for which the 
buyer shall deduct from the first payment thirteen beavers. Payment 
shall be made in two installments, in good whole merchantable beaver- 
skins, at eight guilders a piece, of which the first half shall be in June, 
A. D. 1662, and the second also in the month of June, 1663. With 
the last payment the patent shall be delivered to the buyer. The buyer 
shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, each for all as principals, 
immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer cannot furnish 
the said sureties in said time, then said house and lot shall be offered for 
sale again at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, 
he shall make good, and whatever more it becomes worth, he shall derive 
no profit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge to the buyer. 
On the above conditions Joohem Wesselse Backer remained the highest 
bidder for the sum of one thousand five hundred and two guilders, on 
pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 18th of November, A. D. 1661. 

This is the mark,- JOH B AKEE,- of Jochem Wesselse Backer, 

with his own hand set. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Frans Barentse Pastoor and Evert Janssen Wendel, com- 
missaries, etc., Jochem Wesselse Backer, who acknowledges that he is 
well, truly and honestly indebted to Prancoys Boon, in the sum of one 
thousand five hundred and two Carolus guilders, payable in good whole, 

* H: * 

3 

[The remainder of this bond is wanting]. 



Appeared before me Johannes. La Montagne, in the service of, etc., two 
Indians, the one named Sioketas, and the other named Sachemoes, the 
son of Keesje Wey, owners, and having authority from the other owners, 
of the land upon the north river, on the westbank between Marten Ger- 
ritse's [Van Bergen] island and the Neuten Hoeck, among the Indians, 
named Koxhackung ; the cleared land being a parcel away in the woods 
(together with the kil), extending from said kil, which lies over against 
Marten Gerritse's island, westward unto the Katskil path, from thence, 
southward along the path to the Stenekil, thence eastward until over 
against the Noten Hoeck, and thence northward along the river to the 
aforesaid kil, which lies over against Marten Gerritse's island ; which land 
and kil the grantors declare they have sold, granted and conveyed, as 
they do by these presents, to Pieter Bronck, inhabitant of the Village of 
Beverwyck, with all the right and title, which they, the grantors, therein 
have, for a certain sum in goods, to be paid to them, amounting to about 
one hundred and fifty guilders in beavers, of which sum the buyer 
promises to pay the half next May, when he shall come to live there, and 
the other half on the first of May, A. D. 1663. 



Albany County Bemrds. 299 

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 13th of January, A. D. 1662, in 
presence of Jan Verbeeek, Frans Barentse [PastoorJ and Jan Dareth, as 
witnesses hereto invited. 

This is the mark -f- of Sioketas, with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of -|- Siaohemoes, with his own hand set. 

PlETER BrONCIC. 

This is the mark of -\- Pawanoos, as witness. 
Jan VerheecJc. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Jan Dareth. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Conditions on which the widow of Henderick De Backer, deceased, 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder her house and lot, 
lying in the Village of Beverwyck, to wit the same, which she at present 
occupies. ***** 

[This paper is unexecuted and erased]. 

Conditions on which Jan Lambertsen [Van Bremen] proposes to sell at 
public sale to the highest bidder his house and lot, lying in the Village 
of Beverwyck and occupied by Marten Hoffman, i saddler (saelmaker). 
The buyer shall receive the house and lot next Amsterdam Fairday, with 
all that is therein fast by earth and nailed ; the lot is six rods long and 
three rods broad, the patent of which the buyer shall receive on the last 
payment, with a proper conveyance. The payment shall be made in two 
installments in good whole merchantable beavers, the first on the delivery 
of said house and lot, and the second on the first of June, A. D. 1663. 
The buyer shall be holden to furnisl* two sufficient sureties, each for all 
as principals, immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer 
cannot furnish the above mentioned sureties in said time, then shall said 
house and lot be offered for sale again at his cost and charge, and what- 
ever less it comes to be worth he shall be holden to make good, and what- 
ever more it becomes worth, he shall derive no profit therefrom. The 
auction fees shall become a charge to the buyer. On the above condi- 
tions Cobus Janssen remained the buyer of the house of Jan Lambertsen, 
for the sum of four hundred Carolus guilders, according to said conditions; 
for which Frans Barentse Pastoor and Seger Cornelise [Van Voorhoudt] 
offered themselves as sureties and each as principals, to pay the aforesaid 
sum, if necessary, on pledge of their persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, submitting the same to the force of all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 19th of January, A. D. 1662. 

This is the mark of -\- Cobus Janssen, 

with his own hand set. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 

-,, . , , x_^r \ ~^ of Seger Cornelise, with his 

This %s the mark WS^T^ own hand set. 



Acknowledged before me. 



La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



» Marten Hoffman waa still llvlne in Albany, in 1678, when he sold Ms houae and lot to 
Cornelie Cornelise Van der Hoeve.— JJeeds, i, 350. 



300 Albany Ccmnty Beoords. 

Conditions on which Philip Henderickse [Brouwer] proposes to sell at 
public sale to the highest bidder, his brewery and millhouse, with the 
lot thereto belonging, except the mill, standing therein, lying in the 
Village of Beverwyck and at present occupied by the seller. — First. 
The buyer shall receive the aforesaid brewhouse and millhouse, as they 
stand with all that is fast by earth and nailed, except the mill and 
furniture therein, with the lot as large as it lies in fence; with the 
brewery shall be delivered a kettle, two tubs, a cooler, twenty-five half 
barrels, six beer tubs [ Vlooten], a funnel, a scoop and a weesi cloth. * 

^ "P ^ •(• 

[This paper was not executed]. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Erans Barentse [Pastoor] and Evert 
Janssen Wendel, commissaries, etc., the honorable Eutger Jacobsen, who 
declares and acknowledges by these presents, that he is well, truly and 
honestly indebted to Jacob Grevick in the sum of one thousand two hun- 
dred guilders, with interest on the same at twelve per cent, beginning on 
the 23d of June, 1661, to be paid in good whole merchantable beaverskins, 
which said sum with the interest aforesaid he promises to pay in two 
installments, the first in this current year and the second in the year 1663, 
in wheat (liooren), or beavers, or other wares, at beavers price; wherefore 
the mortgager, for the payment of the same, mortgages and specially 
pledges his portion of the island, named Mahikanders island, lying over 
against Betlehem, which he owns with Anderies Herbertsen, to secure 
if necessary the payment of said sum of one thousand two hundred guil- 
ders, with interest on the same, without loss and cost. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 3d of March, A. D. 1662. 

RuTGER Jacobsen. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Evert Janse Wendel. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen 
Gerritse [Papendorp], commissaries, etc., the honorable Sander Leen- 
dersen Glen, who declares that he has granted and conveyed as by these 
presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for 
the behoof of Jan Tomase, inhabitant of the aforesaid village, his heirs or 
assigns, a lot, lying in said village, adjoining the hill, to the east the 
grantee, to the west the grantor, length to the east on the grantee six 
rods, to the west on the grantor length six rods, in front [south] on the 
street breadth one rod four feet and six inches, to the north breadth also 
one rod four feet and six inches, which lot is a part of the patent to the 
grantor, given of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652, and he acknowledges 
also that he has received of the grantee satisfaction, and therefore promises 
the same to^ free from all actions, demands and pretensions, which may 
hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal 



Albany County Records. 301 

present and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 17th of April, A. D 1662. 

Sander Lenrsen Glen. 
Philip Pieterse. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen 
Gerretsen [Papendorp], commissaries, etc., Cornells Vosch, who declares 
that he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and 
convey in real and actual possession, to and for the behoof Capt. Abraham 
Staets, his heirs or assigns, a lot for a garden, lying in the Village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining to the north Van Slichtenhorst's gate, on the west 
side Dirk Janssen [Croon?], length seven rods and breadth five rods, 
according to patent to the grantor, given by the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652; 
for which garden the grantor acknowledges that he has had satisfaction, 
and promises to free the same from all actions, claims or pretensions, 
which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws 
and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 5th of May, A. D. 1662. 

Cornelis Vos. 
Philip Pieterse. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Tomassen, commis- 
saries, etc., Philip Henderickse [Brouwer], who declares by these presents, 
that for the payment of the sum of three thousand one hundred and forty- 
four guilders in beavers, growing out of the purchase of a brewery (on 
which aforesaid sum in the year 1661 was paid in diverse assignments the 
sum of six hundred and seventy-two guilders in beavers), said brewery on 
the 27th of September, A. D. 1660, stood pledged to the behoof of 
Henderick Anderiesse [Van Doesburgh], for the aforesaid sum, by virtue 
of a mortgage ; so is it that he, the subscriber, for the further payment of 
said sum, to the behoof of the aforesaid Hendrick Anderiesse, hypothe- 
cates all his estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing 
excepted, specially his bouwery on the Great Flat (^Groote Vlachte),^ 
which he proposes to take possession of this summer, ^ with horses and 



■ De Groote TZocAfe more commonly called the Bouwlaiid, extends from the city of Schenec- 
tady westerly along the Mohawk rirer, nearly three miles. It has been onltlvated more than 
200 years, and is noted for its fertility. It was- originally divided into thirteen allotments. 

2 Schenectady was first setled by the proprietors of whom Philip Hendr. Brouwer was one, in 
the spring of the year 1662. 



302 Albany Gounty Records. 

cattle, to secure the payment if necessary of the aforesaid sum, without 
cost and loss. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 10th of May, A. D. 1662. 

Flip Henriksen. 

Francoys Boon. 
Jan Tomase. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., two Indians, one 
named Pamitepiet, or in Dutch Kesjen yVey, and the other Hans Vos, or 
in Indian Tatankenat, both owners, and commissioned by the other 
owners, of the land, lying in the Klaverrack, on the east bank [of the 
river], who declare, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that they 
have sold, granted and conveyed as by these presents they do, to and for 
the behoof of Jan Franse Van Hoesem, a parcel of land, lying in the 
aforesaid Klaverrack, extending from the little kil (hilletie) of Jan Hen- 
derickse, alias root-haer, to the land of Slichtenhorst; in which parcel of 
land are comprehended three of the Jclavers, on the south side of said 
l-oot-haer, and extending towards the wood about an uyrgaens,^ until 
beyond the great kil, and further, of such magnitude as the grantors have 
bounded it by the woods and kils ; for a certain sum in goods to these gran- 
tees paid, amounting to about five hundred guilders in beavers, for which 
they promise the aforesaid land to free from further actions or pretensions 
of the other Indians, who may sinisterly lay claim thereto. 

Thus done in the presence of Gerrit Pisbeek and Carsten Claessen 
[Timmerman], as witnesses hereto invited, on this 5th of June, A. D. 
1662, in Fort Orange. 

This is the mark -f 9 — of Pamitepiet, 

with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of Tatankenat, 

~"^ ~ ' ~ ' with his own hand set. 

Gerret Visheeck. 



This is the marJc [>— I of Carsten Claessen, with Ms own 

hand set. 



Acknowledged before me. 



La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



On this 11th day of June, A. D. 1664, appeared before me as above an 
Indian, named Sickaneeck, or by the Dutch named Teunis, one of the 
proprietors of the above written land, who acknowledges and declares 
that, on the 5th of June, 1662, with Pamitepiet and Keesie Wey, he sold 
the above mentioned land to Jan Francen Van Hoesen, and was fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, and frees him from all claims of the other Indians. 

Done ut supra. 

This is the mark •«^^^" /{ of Sickaneeck, alias Teunis, 

^ I with his own had set. 



As far as one can go in an liouvs time. 



Albany Gowaty Records. 303 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse [Schuyler] and Adriaen 
Gerritsen [Papendorp], commissaries, etc., Wynant Gerritse Van der 
Poel, who acknowledges and declares by these presents that he is well, 
truly and honestly indebted to Doctor (Meester) Jacob Hendrickse Ver- 
vanger,! chirurgeon, in the number of sixteen hundred good merchantable 
boards, growing out of an agreement for twelve hundred and sixty-one 
guilders nineteen stuivers and four pennies, Holland money, which he 
promises to deliver here in the space of the six following years, every year a 
just sixth part of the whole number, of which one installment for this cur- 
rent year has already been furnished ; for the delivery of the aforesaid 
boards, the subscriber offers as a fast mortgage and special pledge his 
house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, and by him at present 
occupied, to secure if necessary the delivery of the aforesaid number of 
sixteen hundred good merchantable boards, without cost and loss. 
Thus done in Fort Orange, the 22d of June, 1662. 

Wynandt Gereetdts Van der Poell. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Abraham Staets and Philip Pieterse 
Schuller, commissaries, etc., Theunis Slingerlandt,^ inhabitant of the 
Village of Beverwyck, who acknowledges and declares that he is honestly 
indebted to the honorable Ariaen Gerritse [Papendorp], commissary of 
said jurisdiction, in the number of twenty-seven pieces of merchantable 
beavers, at eight florins [guilders] a piece, which he promises to pay 
within a year from date, with interest on the same at ten per cent, on 
pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and 
especially mortgaging and pledging for the full payment of said beavers 
and interest on the same, his house and the lot, which lies behind it, 
lying in the Village of Beverwyck, and which he. at present occupies, 
renouncing all exceptions which might militate against the same. 

Done in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, the 25th of July, A. D. 
1662. 

TuENYES Coenelise Slyengheelandt. 

Ahram Staes. 

Philip Pieterse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Conditions on which Gisbert Janse proposes to sell at public sale 
to the highest bidder his house and lot, with all that is fast by earth and 
nailed, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, where he at present dwells ; 

' He was a surgeon in the West India Company's service, at New Amsterdam. 

2 Tennis Comelise Sllngerland, the first settler, married Bngeltie AlbertseBratt, and left three 
sons : Arent, Albert, and Cornells, who arrived to maturity. Many of his descendants settled in 
Onisquatha. 



304 Albany County Records. 

length thirty feet, Eynland measure, and breadth twenty-two feet fourteen 
inches. ****** 
[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Jan Barentse Kunst proposes to sell at public sale 
to the highest bidder the house and lot of Jan Barentse Kunst, with all 
that is fast by earth and nailed, standing and lying iu the Village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining to the south the house of Mr. Abraham Staats, to 
the north the house of Claas Van Eotterdam, as it stands in fence. * 
****** 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Teunis Cornelise Slingerlant proposes to sell at 
public sale to the highest bidder his two houses, with the lot attached to 
each, and all that is fast by earth and nailed. The largest house is 
thirty wood feet long and twenty-two wood feet broad ; the small house is 
fifteen feet square ; the lot as it stands in fence. ***** 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his brewery, millhouse, stable and hayhouse, so ah 
reet ende seelt, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, lying in the Village 
of Beverwyck, as it stands in fence, which the friends [lieffhebbers] can 
see, and the buyer shall receive the half barrels, neest-cloth, kettle, and 
other tools which are there. ***** 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his blockhouse, with the lot and a rick (schuurbergh'), 
with all that is fast by earth and nailed, lying in the Village of Bever- 
wyck, as it stands fenced, which the friends (lieffhebbers) can see. * 

***** 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his little house, by the side of the blockhouse, with 
the lot as it stands fenced, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, which the 
friends can see. * * * * 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Conditions on which Pieter Bronck proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his house and lot, lying on the hill in the Village of 
Beverwyck ; the lot is twenty rods long and five broad, according to the 
patent thereof. * * * 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Tomase, commis- 
saries, etc., Pieter Bronck, inhabitant of said Village of Beverwyck, who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed as by these presents he does 
grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of 



Albany Cownty Records. 305 

Jacob Geviek ' and Heyndert Pietersen their heirs or assigns, his brewery, 
and the dwellinghouse in front, with the millhouse and horsestable, 
together with the well and the lot attached, lying in the said Village of 
Beverwyck, in breadth in front on the street three rods one foot six 
inches, to the south the blockhouse length eleven rods eight feet, to the 
east in breadth three rods six feet, to the north of Leendert Philipsen 
[Conyn], length eleven rods eight feet, which is a part of the patent by 
the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, to him, the grant- 
or, given of date the 25th October, A. D. 1653 ; likewise the said Bronck 
has conveyed to the aforesaid G-evick and Eeyndert Pietersen,'^ a house 
and lot, lying in the aforesaid Village of Beverwyck, on the hill, breadth 
five rods and length twenty rods, lying in a square, according to the patent 
thereof to him, the grantor, given by the said Heer director general and 
council of New Netherland, the 25th of October, A. D. 1653 ; which the 
grantor promises to free from all actions, claims and pretensions, which may 
hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 5th of August, A. D. 1662. 

PiETER Bronck. 
Francoys Boon. 
Jan Thomas. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Abraham Staets and Jan Tomassen, com- 
missaries, etc., the honorable Rutger Jaoobsen, who declares that he has 
granted and conveyed as by these presents he does grant and convey in 
real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Mr. Cornelis Steen- 
wyck,3 merchant in Amsterdam, in New Netherland, his heirs or assigns, 
a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, on the hill, bounding 
to the south the street, to the north the kil, to the west Barent Reynder- 
sen and to the east Gysbert Janssen, where a common alley runs between 
both doors ; breadth in front on the road forty -seven wood feet; breadth 
in the rear on the kil thirty six feet, length to the east one hundred and 
thirty-five feet, to the west length as before ; which lot is a part of the 
patent to him, the grantor, given by the Heer director general and coun- 
cil of New Netherland and promises to free the same from all actions, 
claims or pretensions which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 
putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 7th of August, A. D. 1662. 
Ahram Staes. Rutger Jaoobsen. 



Jan Thomas. 
Acknowledged before me. 



La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



1 Jacob Geviek, Hevick or Heven, administered on the estate of Reyndert Pieterse, in 16T3, 
(Deeds, i, 221), and was living in Beverwyck, in 1675. His wife was Geertruy 3&ientae.— Deeds, 
1,337. 

2 Reyndert Pieterse died about 1673, wben his estate was sold by his administrators. — Deeds, 
1, 221. 

3 For an account of Cornelis Steenwyck, see Valentine's Eistory of New York city, page 121 . 

39 



306 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Gysbert Janssen 
of the one part and Harmen Albertsen Vedder of the second part, who 
declare in the presence of the afternamed witnesses that in all friendship 
and amity they have contracted and agreed with each other, namely that 
the aforesaid Gysbert Janssen to said Harmen Vedder has sold his house 
and lot, lying in said Village of Beverwyck, adjoining close upon Philip 
Pieterse Schuyler; the house is thirty feet long and twenty-two feet 
broad; likewise the lot is eleven rods long and twenty-two feet Rynland 
measure broad; also the said Harmen Albertse Vedder accepts the afore- 
said purchase for the sum of a thousand and six hundred Carolus guilders 
in good whole merchantable beavers skins at eight guilders a piece, in 
three installments ; the first on the delivery, which shall be within three 
or four days from date ; the second one year after ; the third on the first 
of August, A. D. 1664; it is also by these presents expressly stipulated 
that, as the buyer has hired the house of Pieter Hartgers for the time of 
two years, the seller shall remove thither and pay five quarters rent as 
the buyers lease requires. 

Thus done and passed without any craft or guile, they mutually placing 
themselves in subjection to all laws and judges, in presence of Mr. Antony 
Van Aelst and Bastiaen De Winter, as witnesses hereto invited on this 
10th of August, A. D. 1662, in Beverwyck. 

Geysbert Yansen. 
Harmen Vedder. 
Anthony Van Aelst. 
Bastiaen De Winter. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Prancoys Boon, commis- 
saries, etc., Harmen Bastiaensen [Visscher], inhabitant of the aforesaid 
village, who declares that he has granted and conveyed as by these 
presents he does grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for 
the behoof of Carsten Claessen his heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying 
in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the north the grantor, to the 
south Jan Henderickse Van Bael, in breadth in front on the street 
twenty-seven wood feet and nine inches, length on the north side seventy- 
three wood feet, breadth to the south sixty-two wood feet and two inches, 
in the rear on the river breadth eight feet eight inches, which lot is a 
part of the patent to him, the grantor, given by the Heer director general 
and council of New Netherland, of date the 28th of April, A. D. 1652, 
and promises the same to free from all actions, claims or pretensions, 
which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, placing himself in subjection to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 12 August, A. D. 1662. 

Harmen Bastiaens. 
Fhihp Pieterse Schuyler. 
Francoys Boon. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Port Orange. 



Albany County Records. 307 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Francoys Boon and Jan Tomassen, commis- 
saries, etc., the honorable Jan Verbeeck, who acknowledges and declares 
that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Dirk Dirkse Keyser, mer- 
chant, in the sum of two hundred and fifty-five guilders, payable in good 
whole merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, which said 
sum he promises to pay in the current year, failing of which he stands 
holden from year to year to the end of the payment, to pay interest at 
ten per cent, and for the payment of the same he, Jan Verbeeck, mort- 
gages and specially jiledges his old house and lot, also a little house 
standing on said lot by the water side, which he at present occupies, for 
securing if necessary the payment of said sum of two hundred and fifty- 
five guilders or the quantity of thirty-eight and seven-eighths beavers, 
without cost and loss. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 15th of August, A. D. 1662. 

Jan Verbeeck. 
Francoys Boon. 
Jan Tomasse. 

Aknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., on 
the date underwritten and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
Jan Barentse Dulleman, baker in the aforesaid village, who declares that 
he has appointed and empowered as by these presents he does appoint 
and empower the honorable G-errit Janssen Kuyper, in his name and for 
his sake, to demand, collect and receive of the honorable Lucas Aertsen 
and Mattys Harmensen, dwelling at Zwoll, uncles and guardians of the 
subscriber, the five hundred Carolus guilders and other sums coming to 
him by way of inheritance from his deceased father and mother ; for the 
receipts quittance to pass ; and in case of refusal payment to compel by 
law and rigor of justice, and for that purpose all terms of the laws to 
observe; further, to do and perform all things which he, the subscriber, 
being present could or might do, provided that the attorney be holden a 
proper statement and return of his transactions to make ; on pledge of his 
person and estate, real and personal. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, in New Netherland, in presence of Herman 
Albertse Vedder and David Provoost, as witnesses hereto invited on the 
16th of August, A. D. 1662. 

Jan BarentsenDitllemen. 
Harmen Veddere. 
David Provoost.^ 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Maroelis Janse, 
who declares, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that he has 
granted and fully conveyed, as by these presents he does, to and for the 
behoof of Jan Van Aken, the number of six and sixty and a half good 

1 David Provoost was an mhabitant of New Amsterdam and held various offices of trust. 



308 Albany County Records. 

whole merchantable beavers, to be received for a second payment for his 
house, through the hands of Asser Levy/ who the aforesaid house bought 
at public sale ; and that in real ownership, to be used as his other proper 
estates, so that no one shall make any pretensions upon the same, or insti- 
tute any overreaching claims, but the (acceptant) grantee, shall dispose of, 
use, or alienate, the aforesaid number of sixty-six and a half beavers as his 
other estate, on pledge according to law. 

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 18th of August, 1662, in presence of 
Arent Van den Bergh and Harmen Vedder, as witnesses hereto called. 

Maercelys Jansen. 
Harmen Veddere. 
This is the mark of JS^YB -A-rent Van den Bergh. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Francoys Boon, 
commissaries, etc., the honorable Johan Labate, who declares that he 
has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey 
in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jacob De Hinse, 
chirurgeon, a house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, adjoining 
to the north the first kil and Jochem Wesselse, baker, west on the street, 
to the south the grantor, and to the east the river bank ; breadth in front 
on the road nine rods, length on the south side thirteen rods, in the rear 
on the east side breadth four rods and nine feet, length on the north side 
seventeen rods ; from which lot is to be deducted fourteen feet of the 
breadth in front on the street and twenty feet of the breadth in the rear ; 
together with a garden in the rear of Fort Orange, which the grantor re- 
serves to himself, also the patent hereof shall be delivered into the hands 
of the grantee, which patent was given the grantor by the heer director 
general and council of New Netherland, of date the 25th of October, 
1653, and promises the same to free from all actions, claims or pretensions, 
which may arise, on pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, putting himself in subjection to 
all laws and judges. 



Done in Fort Orange, the 20th of August, A. D. 1662. 



Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 
Francoys Boon. 

Acknowledged before me. 



Jan Labatie. 



La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



On this the 7th day of September, A. D. 1662, appeared before me 
Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Mr. Asser Levy, merchant at Amsterdam, 
in New Netherland, of the first part, and Robert Sanders, of the 
second part, who declare, in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, 



1 ABser Levy was a JewiBh trader, reeiding chiefly in New Amsterdam. He was in tlie colony 
as late as 1684. 



Albany Cowaty Becords. 309 

that they, in all friendship and amity, have contracted and agreed with 
each other in regard to the following purchase, namely, that the aforesaid 
Asser Levy to said Robert Sandersen has sold a house and lot, lying in 
the Village of Beverwyck on the hill, the same that he, the seller, bought 
of Marcelys Janse at public sale, as it stands and lies in fence, with all 
that is fast by earth and nailed, together with a little house also on the 
side of the great house, which the seller has built since his purchase; in 
magnitude according to the patent thereof; so likewise the said Robert 
Sandersen acknowledges that he has bought the same, and promises to 
pay therefor the sum of one thousand nine hundred and twenty guilders, 
payable in good whole merchantable beaver skins at eight guilders a 
piece, besides three beavers also for a hat for the seller ; it was also stipu- 
lated that as the aforesaid house is leased for the term of two years, so 
the buyer is holden to buy out and pay the lessee according to contract ; 
delivery shall be made on the 1st of May, A. D. 1663 ; the payment shall 
be made in five installments : the first on the first of July, 1663, which 
shall be the number of fifty beavers, and the following payments from 
year to year, every time a just fifth part; further the aforesaid house 
and lot is to remain as a special pledge for the purpose of a complete 
payment, the buyer also pledging his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, and putting himself in subjection 
to all, laws and judges. 

Thus done in the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the honora- 
ble Frans Barentse Pastoor and Jacob Tyssen Van der Heyden, as wit- 
nesses hereto invited on the date above. 

Actum ut supra. 

AssEE Leevi. 

ROBBERT SanDERSE. 

Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Jacob Teyssen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Reyndert Pieterse 
and Jacob Hevick of the one side, and Henderick Roosenboom of the 
other side, who declare in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that 
in friendship and amity they have agreed and contracted with each other, 
namely, the aforesaid Reyndert Pieterse and Jacob Hevick declare that 
they have sold to said Henderick Roosenboom their house and lot, lying 
in the village of Beverwyck on the hill, which they bought of Pieter 
Bronck, as it stands with all that is fast by earth and nailed and as great 
as the patent thereof mentions ; so also the said Henderick Roosenboom 
accepts and acknowledges that he has bought the aforesaid house for the 
sum of five hundred and fifty guilders, payable in good whole merchant- 
able beavers, at eight guilders a piece, in two installments : the first on 
the first July, A. D. 1663, the just half, and the second on the first of 
July, A. D. 1664; the delivery of the house, which stands at the buyer's 
risk, shall be made of this date ; for which the respective parties pledge 
their persons and estates. 

Thus done in Beverwyck, in the presence of Prans Barentse Pastoor 



310 Albany County Records. 

and Marcelys Janssen as witnesses hereto called, on this 13th of Septem- 
ber, A. D. 1662. 

This is the mark RP of Retndert Pieterse, 

with his own hand set. 

This is the mark of T^ Jacob Hevick, 

with his own hand set. 
Henderyck Yansen Rooseboom. 

Frans Barentsen Pastoor. 
Maercelys Jansen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

On the date underwritten, appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, 
etc., Wouter Albertse [Van den TJythoiF], who declares that he is surety 
and principal for the person of Henderick Eosenboom for the payment of 
the sum of five hundred and fifty guilders in beavers, growing out of the 
purchase of a house and lot, which the said Roseboom has purchased of 
Eeyndert Pieterse and Jacob Gevick, and for the same pledges himself 
to the aforesaid sellers for the payment of the said sum in case of need, 
under a pledge of his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, putting himself in subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 13th of September, A. D. 1662, in presence 
of Prans Barentse Pastoor and Marcelus Janssen, as witnesses hereto 
invited. 

Wouter Albers. 
Frans Barentsen Pastoor. 
Maercelys Jansen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 

On this the 13th day of September, A. D. 1662, appeared before me 
Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Reyndert Pieterse and Jacob Grevick, 
who declare, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that they have 
settled with each other for all that they have owned in company, as 
house, brewhouse, etc., and that Reyndert Pieterse owns in the aforesaid 
brewery and house on the hill, bought by them from Pieter Bronck, the 
sum of fourteen hundred and fifty-six guilders, and to Jacob Grevick is 
coming two thousand five hundred and fifty-six guilders, the portions of 
each as they have settled at this date. 

Thus done in presence of Frans Barentse Pastoor and Adriaen Janse 
Van Leyden, as witnesses hereto called on the above date. 

Actum ut supra. 

This is the mark of Rp Reyndert Pieterse, 

with his own hand set. 
This is the mark of X^ Jacob Gevick, 

with his own hand set. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
Aran Janse Van Leyden. 

Acknowledged before me, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 



Albany County Records. 311 

In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known by the contents of this 
present instrument, that in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ, sixteen 
hundred and sixty-two, on the 23d day of September, appeared before 
me Johannes La Montague in the service of, etc., Jacob Gevick, born at 
Meeklenburgh, of the one part, and Geertruy Barents Van Dwingelo, 
widow of the late Henderiok Henderickse Van Harstenhorst, of the 
other part, who declare in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that 
for God's honor they have contracted a future marriage ; and before the 
same is consummated, have consented to the following conditions: — 
First. The aforesaid betrothed persons [echteluyden] for the maintenance 
of this marriage shall bring together all their present estates and effects 
of whatever nature, in whatever places and with whatever persons the 
same may be, nothing excepted of what they each at present possess 
and are entitled to, to be possessed jointly according to the law of 
our Fatherland ; except that out of the bride's estate, to wit, of that left 
[by her late husband], the half shall be reserved for the remaining 
children of the late Henderick Henderickse Van Harstenhorst, the one 
named Lysbet Henderickse, aged about six years, and the other Judick 
Henderickse, aged three years, which by the consent of the bride is 
charged by the orphan masters and the said witnesses, with a hundred 
good whole merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece ; further 
in case the bridegroom comes to die before the bride without children by 
them, the bride shall remain in full possession of all the estate, as the sole 
heir of the same, and on the other hand should the bride decease before 
the bridegroom also without children by them, the bridegroom shall be 
bound to reserve for her children the half of the estate remaining to be 
paid to the same over and above the hundred beavers before mentioned, 
on which account he shall remain in possession of the whole estate ; 
provided also that after the decease of the above mentioned bride, there 
shall come to the aforesaid children as their inheritance all their mother's 
clothing, also gold rings and silver ware, which belong to her ; item that 
the aforesaid betrothed persons shall bring up in the fear of the Lord and 
maintain in food and clothes the aforesaid children to their majority and 
married state, without diminishing their patrimonial and assigned estate ; 
which marriage contract said bridegroom and bride promise to maintain 
without craft or guile, on pledge of their persons and estates, real and 
personal, present and future, nothing excepted, putting themselves in 
subjection to all laws and judges. 

Thus done in the presence of the honorable Frans Barentse Pastoor 
and Anderies De Vos, as witnesses hereto called, on the date as above, in 
Beverwyck. 

This is the mark of JC^ Jacob Geviok, with his own hand set. 
This is the mark of l\ Geertruy Barents van Dwinqeloo, 

with her own hand set. 
Frans Barentse Pastoor. 
By me Andrys De Yos. 
Evert Janse Wendel, as orphan master. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



312 Albany County Records. 

Conditions on whieh the clerk and commissaries of Fort Orange and 
Village of Beverwyck propose to farm out to the highest bidder, at public 
sale, the slaughter excise for the time of one year. The farming of the 
aforesaid slaughter excise shall begin on the first of October of this year, 
and end on the last of September, A. D. 1663. The farmer shall receive 
for the slaughtered beasts whether ox, cow, calf, bull, hog, goat or sheep, 
for every guilder of the worth of the same one stuiver, to wit : for what is 
bought in beavers he shall give twenty stuivers in seewant per beaver, 
and in case of dispute an impartial apprisal is to be made. The farmer is 
to be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties for the excise money, to the 
content of those who farm out the excise. Every quarter year a just fourth 
part of the excise is to be paid in good current seewant, and if the farmer 
cannot furnish sufficient sureties, it shall be offered for sale again at his 
cost and charge, and whatever less it happens to be worth, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it becomes worth shall afford 
him no profit. After offering for sale the above excise, the Messieurs 
contractors stopped at seven hundred and fifty guilders; then appeared 
before them Jan Grerritsen Van Marcken, who accepted the aforesaid 
farming \_pacht\, and offered himself as farmer, for the sum of seven 
hundred and eighty guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions, and 
promises, because of his being released from furnishing sureties, to pay 
the half of the promise money within fourteen days or three weeks, for 
which he pledges his person and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, putting himself in subjection to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 30th of September, A. D. 1662. 

J. G. V. Maecken. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, in the service of, etc., in the 
presence of the honorable Adriaen Grerritse [Papendorp] and Goosen 
Gerritse [Van Schaick], commissaries, etc., Jan Gerritse Van Marcken 
on the one part, who declared that he had granted and conveyed as by 
these presents he does, to Henderick Janssen Eosenboom of the other 
part, the farming (pachf) of the slaughter excise, consumable in Fort 
Orange and Village of Beverwyck, according to the above conditions, 
just as the grantor has contracted for the same ; so likewise the said 
Henderick Janssen Eosenboom declares himself the farmer of the afore- 
said slaughter excise, for the payment of which Wouter Albertse [Van 
den Uythoff] and Gerrit Slichtenhorst offer themselves as sureties and 
principals, to the end that the sum of seven hundred and eighty guilders 
may be paid; on pledge of their persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, placing themselves in subjection to 
all laws and judges 

Done in Beverwyck, the 5th of October, A. D. 1662. 

J. G. V. Marcken. 

Hendbrtck Yanssen Rooseboom. 

WoTJTEE Albertse. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 
Adriaen Gerreisen. 
Goosen Gerretsen. 



Albany County Records. 313 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen 
Gerretsen [Papendorp], commissaries, etc., Paulus Martensen [Van Ben- 
thuysen], who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these 
presents he does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to and 
for the behoof of Claes Cornelise Van den Bergh, his heirs or assigns, a 
house and lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, near Fort Orange, 
bounded on the north by Gapt. Abraham Staets, to the south by the 
aforesaid Fort, as large as it now lies in fence, according to the patent 
thereof granted by the Heer director general and council of New Nether- 
land, to Jacob Luyersen, deceased, of date the 25th of October, A. D. 
1653, and the grantor acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied therefor, 
and promises the same to free from all actions, claims or pretensions, 
which may hereafter arise ; on pledge of his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, placing himself in subjection to all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 12th of October, A. D. 1662. 

Paultjs Marten. 

Philip Pieterse Schw/ler. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Adriaen Gerritsen [Papendorp] and Goosen 
Gerritse [Van Schaick], commissaries, etc., the honorable Adriaen Jans- 
sen Van Leyden, surnamed Appel, who acknowledges and declares by 
these presents, that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to the Heer 
Johannes Baptist Van Rensselaer, in the sum of six hundred and forty- 
three guilders and six stuivers, payable in good whole merchantable 
beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, growing out of goods and merchan- 
dise, which he has received to his content; which aforesaid sum he, the 
subscriber, promises to pay to the aforesaid Johannes Baptist Van Ren- 
sselaer, or his attorney Jeremias Van Rensselaer, on the 12th of July, 
A. D. 1663, with proper interest thereon, to begin from the 12th of July, 
A. D. 1662, for which he pledges and specially mortgages his house and 
lot, lying in the Village of Beverwyck, to secure if needfull the payment 
of the aforesaid sum of six hundred and forty-three guilders and six stui- 
vers, with the interest on the same, without cost and loss. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 15th of October, A. D. 1662. 

Adeiaen Janse Van Leyden. 
Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Goosen Gerretsen. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Adriaen 
Gerritse [Papendorp], commissaries, etc., the honorable Sander Leender- 
sen Glen, who declares that he has sold, granted and conveyed, as by 
these presents he does sell, grant and convey, in real and actual possession 
to and for the behoof of Jan Bastiaensen Van Gudsenhoven, his heirs or 
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314 Albany County Records. 

assigns, his house with the stone front, igevel], where he at present dwells, 
with the lot and garden; also a little house, standing behind the great 
house, all as large as it at present lies in fence, with a barn also and lot and 
garden behind said barn, lying on the west side of the _ street, over 
against the aforesaid great house, all as it stands in fence, with all that is 
fast by earth and nailed, together with two gardens also behind Fort 
Orange, according to the patent thereof; for the sum of three thousand 
two hundred guilders, payable in beavers, by a deduction from an obliga- 
tion by the said Sander Leendersen, passed on the 7th of May, A. D. 
1661 ; also the seller of the aforesaid sold estate, acknowledges that he is 
paid and perfectly satisfied ; further the seller delivers to him the little 
house, standing over against the great house, as it has before this lain in 
fence, also the said seller promises that the little house, which stands to 
the north of the great house, and is leased to him, shall be removed 
within the space of one year and not set up nearer to the great house 
than the space of nine feet, which shall be used as an alley for the accom- 
modation of the seller; further the grantor promises to free all from any 
action, claim or pretension, which may arise hereafter, under a pledge of 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing 
excepted, putting the same in subjection to all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 25th of October, A.D., 1662. 

Sander Lbnrsen Glen. 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 

Adriaen Gerretsen. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] and Jan 
Tomassen, commissaries, etc., the honorable Sander Leendersen Glen, 
who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession to and for the behoof 
of Tomas Poulussen his heirs or assigns, a house and lot, lying in the 
village aforesaid, next to Dominie Schaets, bounded to the south and west 
by the street, to the north Jan Bastiaense [Van Gudsenhoven], length to 
the north ten rods, breadth in front on the street two rods and ten feet, 
length to the south ten rods eight and a half feet, to the west along the 
fence of Jan Bastiaensen breadth five rods and three feet, which lot is a 
part of the patent to the grantor given, by the Heer director general and 
council of New Netherland, of date the 23d of April, A. D. 1652, and 
acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied for the aforesaid house and lot, 
and therefore the grantor promises to free the same from all actions, 
claims or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, on pledge of his person 
and estate, present and future, nothing excepted, putting the same in 
subjection to all laws and judges. 

Done in Port Orange, the 26th of October, A. D. 1662. 

Sander Lenrsen Glen. 
Goosen Gerretsen. 
Jan Tomase. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange. 



Albany County Records. 315 

Conditions on whicli the Messieurs clerk and commissaries propose, in 
the name and for the sake of the Heer director general and council of 
New Netherland, to farm out to the highest bidder, the excise of all 
wines, beers and spirits (jjehrande wateren), to be drawn and consumed 
by the innkeepers, tapsters and retailers (uytventers), in and about Eort 
Orange, village of Beverwyck and colony of Rensselaerswyck. The 
farming out as well as the collecting of the excise shall be done according 
to the laudable customs of our Fatherland, and the published ordinances 
and placards of their High Mightinesses the States General promulgated 
with regard to the finances. The farming shall begin on the first of 
November [1662], and end on the last of October, 1663, being the time 
of twelve months, during which time the farmer may collect and receive 
for all wines, beers and spirits to be drawn or consumed by the tapsters 
and innkeepers, in or about Fort Orange and village of Jieverwyck, as 
follows : 

for a ton of domestic brewed beer, / 4.00 

for a ton of foreign beer, / 6.00 

for a hogshead of French wine, / 20.00 

for an anker of ditto, / 4.00 

for an anker of Spanish wine, brandy or spirits, f 7.00 

for an anker of cider, / 2.00 

greater or less casks after the same rate, and that in beavers or else in 
seewant at twelve white or six black ones to the stuiver at the choice of 
the payer. The farmer is holden to furnish sufficient sureties to the con- 
tent of the Messieurs contractors for the excise money, to be paid every 
three months in beavers or in seewant at twelve white or six black to the 
stuiver, a just fourth part of the promised excise money. To provide 
against cavils, misunderstandings and frauds, it is stipulated that after the 
expiration of the farming, and when the new farming is again made, the 
new farmer shall be free on the day of the new farming, or on the 
following day, at least within the time of three days after the farming, in 
the presence of the late farmer, if he wishes to be present, to make a 
guaging of the remaining wines, beers and spirits, held by the tapsters 
and innkeepers, and return two-thirds of the receipts, or excise due the 
old or preceeding farmer to his successor or the old [new ?] farmer. The 
Messieurs contractors (verpachters) reserve to thelnselves the interpreta- 
tion and enlargement of this paper, and promise the farmer all proper aid 
and assistance. For the above farming, Jan Gerritse Van Marcken 
remained the last bidder for the sum of four thousand guilders, according 
to the above conditions, for the payment of which Jurriaen Teunissen 
[Glasemaker] and Jochem Wesselse [Backer] stood as sureties and 
principals, and as such, they bind their respective persons and estates, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, subjecting them- 
selves to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the last of October, A. D. 1662. 

J. G. V. Marcken. 

jurbjan tunsen. 

Jochem Backer. 



316 Albany Camdy Becords. 

On this, the last day of October, the above farming was made in our 
presence, according to the foregoing conditions, which we affirm. 

La Montagne, Clerk (commis.'). 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 
Adriaen Gerretsen [Papendorp]. 
GoosEN Gerretsen [Van Schaick]. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Conditions on which the Messieurs clerk and commissaries of Port 
Orange and village of Beverwyck propose to farm out to the highest 
bidder the burgher excise of wine and beer for the time of one year. The 
farming and excise shall begin on the first of November, 1662, and end 
on the last of October, 1663, according to the ordinances of our Father- 
land-. The farmer shall receive for a tun of strong (goede) beer one 
dollar, for a tun of small beer ten stuivers, for a hogshead of French wine 
six guilders, for an anker of brandy, Spanish wine or spirits two guilders, 
at twelve white and six black seewants (sewantiens) a stuiver ; and the 
farmer aforesaid shall not refuse any burghers, permits (celen), which have 
been entered in the burgher excise. The farmer shall be holden to fur- 
nish two sufficient sureties, one for all and each, as principals to the con- 
tent of the Messieurs contractors, to pay said burgher excise, every 
quarter year, a just fourth part of the whole sum, in good strung seewant, 
at twelve white and six black seewants a stuiver, and in case the aforesaid 
farmer fails to furnish the said sureties, then said excise shall be offered 
for sale again, at his cost and charge, and what ever less it comes to be 
worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever more it becomes 
worth, he shall receive no profit therefrom. Jan Gerritse Van Marcken 
remained the last bidder, and farmer for the sum of two thousand two 
hundred and twenty guilders, according the foregoing conditions, and for 
the payment of said sum Jurriaen Teunisse [Glazemaker] and Jochim 
Wessselse [Backer] stood as sureties and principals, for which they pledge 
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, nothing 
excepted, subjecting themselves to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, on the last of October, A. D. 1662. 

J. G. V. Marcken. 

JUREJAN TtJNSEN. 

JocHEM Backer. 

On this 31st day of October, A. D. 1662, the above farming was made 
in our presence, according to the aforesaid conditions, which we the 
undersigned attest. 

La Montagne, Commis. 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler. 
Adriaen Gerretse [Papendorp]. 
Goosen Gerretsen [Van Schaick]. 
Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 

Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Andries Her- 
bertsen with said Herbertsen's wife, propose to sell at public sale to the 
highest bidder, the house and lot of said A. Herbertsen, with a barn on 



Albany County Records. 317 

said lot, lying in the village of Beverwyck, together with all that apper- 
tains thereto, as it is occupied by said wife. — First. The buyer shall 
receive said house, lot, barn, and all that appertains to the same, as they 
lie enclosed in fence, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, on the first 
of May, A. D 1663. The payment shall be made in two installments, in 
good whole merchantable beaver skins j the first on the first of July, A. 
D. 1663, and the second on the first of July, A. D. 1664. The buyer 
shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, one for all and each, as 
principals, immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer cannot 
furnish said sureties in said time, then said house and lot, with all that 
appertains thereto, shall be again offered for sale at his cost and 
charge, and whatever less they shall become worth, he shall be holden to 
make good, and whatever more they become worth, he shall receive no 
profit therefrom. The auction fee becomes a charge to the buyer, 
payable as before. After offering the property for sale on the aforesaid 
conditions, Jurriaen Janse [Groenwout] remained the last bidder, for the 
sum of one thousand three hundred and fifty guilders, for the payment of 
which Jacob Schermerhooren and Henderiek Janssen Rosenboom stood 
as sureties and principals, according to the said conditions, (provided that 
the said house, lot and barn remain pledged and mortgaged as security 
for said sureties) ; under a pledge of their persons and estates, real and 
personal, submitting themselves to the authority of all laws and judges. 
Done in Beverwyck, the 16th of November, A. D. 1662. 

./ 

. of JuERiAEN Janssen, 
- / with his own hand set. 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren. 

Henderyck Yanssen Rooseboom. 



\ 
This is. the mark 



Acknowledged before me, 



La Montagne, Commis. at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Anderies Her- 
bersen, with the wife of the same, propose to sell at public sale to the 
highest bidder the pantile bakery and lot of Anderies Herbersen, lying in 
the colony of Kensselaerswyck. — First. The buyer shall receive the 
pantile bakery and lot and all the fixtures, with all that is fast by earth 
and nailed, according to the conveyance and bill of sale thereof, except a 
little point {hoeckjen), one board broad and in length to the point on the 
south side of the brick kiln (steenbackery) of Pieter Bont, which is sold 
to said Pieter Bont ; also Kees Pott, tile baker, is to remain in possession 
one year, to work according to contract made between him and Anderies 
Herbersen ; provided that the buyer be holden to pay the patroon two 
guilders yearly, as an acknowledgment. Delivery shall be made the 
current year, 1662, so soon as the goods shall be got off. Payment shall 
be made in three installments in good whole merchantable beaver skins, 
or half of each installment in seewant at twenty guilders a beaver, the 
first of which installments shall be paid on the first of July, A. D. 1663, 
the second on the first of July, A. D. 1664, and the third on the first of 
July, A. D. 1665. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient 
sureties, one for all and each, as principals, immediately, to the content 
of the purchaser. If the buyer cannot furnish said sureties in said time, 
then the aforementioned pantile bakery shall be exposed for sale again 



318 Alhany County Records. 

at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be 
holden to make good', and whatever more it comes to be worth, he shall 
receive no profit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge to the 
buyer. Grerrit Slichtenhorst remained the last bidder, according to the 
above conditions, for the sum of one thousand nine hundred guilders, for 
the payment of which Wouter Albertse [Van den Uythoff ] and David 
Schuyler stood as sureties and principals, according to the aforesaid con- 
ditions, provided the pantile bakery remain as a pledge and special mort- 
gage, as a security for said sureties, under a pledge of their persons and 
estates, real and personal, subjecting themselves to the authority of all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 16th of November, A. D. 1662. 

Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst. 

Wouter Albees. 

Davydt Schuyler. 



Acknowledged before me, 



La Montagne, Gommis. at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Anderies Her- 
bertsen, with the wife of the same, propose to sell at public sale, to the 
highest bidder, the half island, which belongs to him and Rut Jacobsen, 
lying obliquely opposite Betlehem. The buyer shall receive the half 
island, according to patent, with half of the house, barn and two ricks 
{bergen) ; the island is sown with fifty-three schepels of winter grain 
(Jcooren), of which the buyer's portion is the half. Delivery shall be 
made at once, but the seller shall have permission to thresh out the grain 
that is now in straw there. The payment shall be made in two install- 
ments in grain at beaver price, the first on the last of November, 1663, 
and the second on the last of November, 1664. The buyer shall be 
holden to furnish two sufiicient sureties, one for all and each, as prin- 
cipals, immediately, to the content of the seller. If the buyer cannot 
furnish said sureties, then shall said half island be offered for sale again 
at his cost and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it comes to be worth, he shall 
derive no profit therefrom. The auction fee is a charge to the buyer. 
Jeremias Van Rensselaer remained the last bidder, on the foregoing con- 
ditions, for the sum of a thousand three hundred and eighty-five guilders, 
for the payment of which Gerrit Swart and Dirrick Van Schelluyne stood 
as sureties and principals, according to the above conditions, under pledge 
of their persons and estates, real and personal, submitting themselves to 
the force of all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 16th of November, 1662. 

Jeremias Van Rensselaer. 

G. Swart. 

D. V. Schelluyne. 1662. 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Gommis. at Fort Orange. 



Albany County Becords. 319 

Conditions on which Jochem Wessels [Backer] proposes to sell at 
public sale, to the highest bidder, his house and lot, lying in the village 
of Beverwyck, formerly belonging to Mons. Boon — First. The buyer 
shall receive said house and lot, immediately, with all that is fast by earth 
and nailed. The payment shall be made in three installments, half in 
seewant and half beavers, the seewant reckoned at twenty guilders the 
beaver, the first installment on the first of June, A. D. 1663, the second 
a year after, and the third in like manner. With the payment of the 
last installment, a proper conveyance and the patent shall be delivered to 
the buyer. The buyer is holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, one 
for all and each, as principals, immediately, to the content of the seller. 
If the buyer cannot furnish sufficient sureties, then shall the aforesaid 
house and lot be ofi'ered for sale again, and whatever less it comes to be 
worth, he shall be holden to make good, and whatever more it becomes 
worth, he shall derive no profit therefrom. The auction fees become a 
charge to the buyer, payable as before. On these conditions David 
Schuyler became the last bidder, for the sum of one thousand and seven 
guilders, for the payment of which Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Gerrit 
Slichtenhorst stood as sureties and principals, according to the aforesaid 
conditions, under pledge of their persons and estates, real and personal, 
submitting themselves to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 15th of November, A. D. 1662. 

Davydt Schuyler. 
Gerrit Slichtenhorst. 

Acknowledged before me, t 

La Montagne, Gommis. at Fort Orange. 



Conditions on which Jan Bastiaensen [Van Gutsenhoven], commissioned 
of the meesters of Johannes Van Twillert, in the presence of Jeremyas 
Van Rensselaer, proposes to sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, a 
house lying in Fort Orange named the house of Johannes Van Twillert, 
according to the patent thereof, with a garden behind said Fort. * * 

[This paper is incomplete and unsigned]. 

Conditions on which David Pieterse Schuyler proposes to sell, at public 
sale, to the highest bidder, his house and lot lying in the village of 
Beverwyck on the hill to the west of Annetien Bogardus. The buyer 
shall receive said house and lot, immediately, with all that is earth and 
nail fast; length six rods and three feet; breadth in front on the street, 
one rod six feet and eight inches ; to the east Sander Leendertsen [Glen] 
length six rods thiee feet; to the north breadth one rod seven feet and 
eight inches, according to conveyance, with a hansioos little house in the 
rear where in are a chimney and bake oven. *:(:** 

[This paper is incomplete and unsigned] 

Conditions on which Hans Carelsen [Noorman] proposes to sell, at 
public sale to the highest bidder, his house and lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck, by the side of the hill on the plain where he at present 

[This paper is imperfect and unsigned]. 



320 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of, etc., Jan 
Martense [De Wever], inhabitant of said village, who declares that he 
has sold to the Honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick], commissary 
of said place, seven head of cattle great and little, for the sum of five 
hundred and eighty guilders payable in beavers, for which sum said Jan 
Martensen acknowledges that he is fully satisfied and paid; in witness of 
which he has subscribed this with his own hand. 

Done in Fort Orange the 15th of March, A.D. 1663, in presence of J. 
Provoost and David Provoost. 

This is the mark of + Jan Martensen 
with his own hand set. 



Johannes Provoost wit : 
David Provoost. 
Acknowledged before me. 



La Montagne, Commis. at Port Orange. 



Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the Honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] and Jan 
Tomassen commissaries etc., the honorable Jan Costersen Van Aecken, 
who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents, he 
does grant and convey, in real and actual possession to and for the behoof 
Arnout Cornelissen [Viele], his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in 
the village of Beverwyck ; to the south Jochem Kettclheym, length eight 
rods six feet three inches, on the road, breath two rods and ten feet; to 
the north Wynandt Gerritsen [Van Der Poel] length six rods eleven feet ; 
breadth in the rear three rods and ten feet, according to patent to the 
grantor given by the Heer director general and council of New Nether- 
land, of date the 7th of March, 1661, for which aforesaid house and lot, 
the grantor acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied and therefore 
promises the same to free from all actions, demands or pretensions, which 
may hereafter arise, under pledge of his person and estate, movable and 
immovable, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting himself to 
the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 17th of March, A.D. 1663. 

Jan Koster Van Aacken. 
Goosen Gerretsen, 
Jan Tomas. 



Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Roeloff Willemse 
[Van Heerden] and Geurt Henderickse [Van Schoonhoven], who declare 
in presence of the after named witnesses, that, in friendship and amity 
they have agreed with each other as follows, namely ; Eoeloff Willemse 
aforesaid acknowldges, by these presents, that he has sold to said Geurt 
Henderickse his certain cellar and shed (afdack) over it with the lot 
attached, of magnitude both as to length and breadth, as mentioned in 
the patent thereof; in like manner also said Geurt Henderickse accepts 
and acknowledges that he has bought of said Roeloff Willemse, said 
cellar and lot, for which he promises to pay the sum of two hundred and 
seventy-five guilders in good strung seewant, the delivery of said cellar 
to be made of this date at the buyers risk. 



Albany County Becords. 321 

Thus done without craft or guile in presence of Jacob Janssen [Plodder] 
and David Provoost as witnesses hereto invited, on this 23d of March, A.D. 
1663, in Fort Orange. 

ROELEF WiLLEMSEN, 

Getjrt Hendrycksen. 
Jacob Jansen Flodder, 
David Provoost. 
Acknowledged before me, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 



In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known by the contents of this 
present instrument, that in the year sixteen hundred and sixty-three the 
eighteenth day of May, appeared before me, Johannes La Montague in 
the service of, etc., Meyndert Prederickse [Smith], widower of the late 
Cataryna Burger, who declares in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
that for God's honor he has contracted a future marriage with Pietertien 
Teunise, spinster (Jonge docJiter), and before the consummation of the 
same, he, the subscriber, assents to the following conditions, firstly, that 
the aforesaid betrothed persons, for the maintenance of said marriage, 
will collect and bring together, all such existing estates and effects of 
whatever nature ; in whatever place, and with whatever persons, the same 
may be lying or deposited, nothing excepted, which each now has and 
possesses, to be by them possessed in common, according to the law of our 
Fatherland, except that out of the bridegroom's estate, to wit, from the 
estate left by Catarina Burger deceased, be reserved the sum of eight 
hundred guilders payable in beavers, for the children left by her ; to wit 
Frederick Meyndersen aged six years and Burgert Meyndersen aged three 
years, being their maternal ? (matrimoniale) inheritance ; moreover said 
married persons shall be holden to bring up said children in the fear of 
the Lord, to teach them to read and write in the schools, to maintain them 
in food and clothing till their majority or married state, without diminish- 
ing their maternal estate, which the subscriber promises without craft or 
guile, and for the same binding his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, nothing excepted, subject to all laws and 
judges. 

Thus done in presence of Heer Arent Curler and Jan Dareth and 
Pieter Bronck, guardians of the aforesaid children, with Jan Verbeeck 
and Evert Janse Wendel orphan masters. 

Adij ut swpra. 

This is the mark of Meyndert ^__\ I Pkederickse, 

with his ' ' I own hand set. 

A. Van Curler, 
Jan Dareth, 
Jan Verbeeck, 
Evert Jansen Wendel, 
as Wees Masters, 
Pyeter Bronch. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commis at Fort Orange. 
41 



322 Albany County Records. 

Appeared before me, Jotannes La Montague, in the service of, etc, in 
the presence of the honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Sohaick] and Jan 
Tomassen, commissioners, etc., Harmeo Tomassen [Hun, or Van Amers- 
fort], husband and guardian of Catarina Bercx, widow of Dirk Bensingh 
deceased, who declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these 
presents he does grant and convey to Tjerck Claessen De Wit his heirs 
or assigns, a lot lying in the village of Beverwyck ; bounded to the south 
by Lambert Van Neck, to the north by Hans Coenraetse [Backer], and 
to the west by the street; length ten rods and breadth two rods three feet, 
which lot the grantor's predecessor [Bensingh] received by conveyance 
from Michiel Ryckertsen, of date the 29 April, Ac. 1656; and the 
grantor acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied for the purchase 
and transfer of the same, and therefore, promises to free the same from 
all claims, demands or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, pledging 
therefor his person and estates, real and personal, present and future, 
and submitting himself to all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 28th of May, 1663. 

Harmen Tomasse. 
Goosen Gerretseii, 
Jan Tomasse. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commis at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Goosen Gerritse [Van Schaick] and Jan 
Tomasse commissaries, etc., Harmen Tomasse [Hun of Amersfort], husband 
and guardian of Cataryna Bercx, widow of the late Dirk Bensingh, who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of 
Lambert Albertse Van Neck his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the north Tjerck Claessen [De 
Wit], to the south Frans Barentsen [Pastoor], length ten rods and breadth 
five or six and twenty feet, which lot is a part of the patent granted by 
the heer director general and council of New Netherland, to Daniel Rinck- 
hout, of date the 25th of October, 1653 ; acknowledging that he, the 
grantor, is fully paid and satisfied for said house and lot, and therefore he 
promises to free the same from all claims, actions, or pretensions, which 
may hereafter arise, under pledge of his person and estate, real and 
personal, present and future, submitting himself to the authority of all 
laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 28th of May, 1668. 

Harmen Tomasse. 
Goosen Gerretsen, 
Jan Tomasse. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commis at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Tomasse and Johan Verbeeck, commis- 
saries, etc., Gillis Pietersen [Timmerman], who declares that he has 
granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does grant and convey, in 
real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Harmen Tomasse 



Albany County Records. 323 

[Hun of Amersfort], husband and guardian of Cataryna Bercx, widow of 
the late Dirk Bensingh, his heirs or assigns, a lot, lying in the village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining to the south Evert Janse Wendel, north and west 
the street; length on the south side nine and a half rods, and on the 
north side five rods, breadth on the west side seven and a half rods, on 
the east side eight rods, which lot the grantor received by patent from 
the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date the 
14th of April, A. D. 1654, and acknowledges that he, the grantor, has 
been fully paid and satisfied for the purchase of the same, and, therefore, 
promises to free said lot from all actions, claims or pretensions, which 
may arise, binding therefor his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, and subjecting himself to the 
authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 28th of May, A. D. 1663. 

Jelis Peteese. 

Jan Tomase. 

Jan Verheeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commit at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Gerrit Slichtenhorst, 
commissaries, etc., Harmen Tomassen [Hun of Amersfoort], husband and 
guardian of Catarina Bercx, widow of Dirk Bensingh, deceased, who 
declares that he has granted and conveyed, as by these presents he does 
grant and convey in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of 
Maritien Damens, widow of the late Henderick Anderiessen [Van Does- 
burgh], her heirs or assigns, a lot, lying in the village of Beverwyck, to 
the south the lots length nine rods nine feet six inches, to the north the 
grantor length seven rods eight feet, to the east Tjerck Claessen [De 
Wit], breadth three rods, to the west the road, breadth three rods, which 
lot is a part of the patent to Gillis Pieterse, granted by the heer director 
general and council of New Netherland, of date the 19th of April, A. D. 
1654; and acknowledging that he, the grantor, is fully paid and satisfied 
for the purchase of said lot, he therefore promises to free the same from 
all actions, claims or pretensions, which may arise hereafter, pledging 
therefor his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and 
submitting himself to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 29th of May, A. D. 1663. 

Harmen Thomasb. 
Jan VerbeeeJc. 
Gerrit Slichtenhorst. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Oommis at Fort Orange. 

Conditions on which the heirs of Annetien Bogardus, deceased, propose 
to sell at public sale, to the highest bidder, her house and lot, lying in 
the village of Beverwyck on the hill. — First. The buyer shall receive, 
on the first payment, the aforesaid house with an alley (uytlaei) on the 
east side, and a hen yard on the place with the lot, length to the west 
with the house five rods nine feet, and to the east five rods eight and a 
half feet, breadth to the north two rods eight and a half feet, and to the 



324 Albany County Records. 

south two rods seven feet, with all that is fast by earth and nailed, except 
the little shed (afdachjen) that stands on the west (east ?) side of the 
house, and to the east the little Indian house, and which remains with said 
little Indian house to the behoof of Jonas i and Pieter i Bogardus. * 

* * * * 

[This paper is incomplete and unexecuted]. 

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., the heirs of the 
late Annetien Bogardus of the one side, and Dirk Wesselse [Ten Broeck] of 
the other side, who declare in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that 
in friendship and amity, they have agreed and contracted with each other 
that the aforesaid heirs (being the surviving children of said Annetien 
Bogardus, deceased,), have sold to said Dirk Wesselse, as by these 
presents they do, their late mother's house and lot, lying in the village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining to the east Jonas and Pieter Bogardus, and to the 
west Evert Janse Wendels, the same lot which she occupied to the day of 
her death; length to the west with the house five rods nine feet, and to 
the east five rods and eight and a half feet, breadth to the north two rods 
eight and a half feet, and to the south two rods seven feet, together with 
a shed (afdacK) to the east side of said house, that has been rented out 
three months to the date of this purchase, and the rent of which the 
buyer shall receive; for which house and lot the said Dirk Wesselse, as 
buyer, promises to pay the sum of one thousand guilders, payable in good 
whole merchantable beaver skins, at eight guilders a piece, in three 
installments : the first immediately, the second on the first of July, 1664, 
and the third or last on the first of July, 1665, each time a just third part 
of the whole sum; the buyer shall, with the first payment, receive the 
aforesaid house and lot, and in the meantime said house shall be occupied 
at his risk, also with the last payment the buyer shall receive a proper 
conveyance, all of which the parties aforesaid mutually promise to hold 
good and true, under pledge according to law. 

Done in Beverwyck, in presence of Wouter Albertsen [Van den Uyt- 
hooff] and David Provoost, as witnesses hereto called, on this 21st of June, 
A. D. 1663. 

W. Bogardus. 

Jan Eoelofpse. 

CoRNELis Bogardus. 

by order of the other heirs. 

Dirk Wesselse Ten Broeck. 



Wouter Alberts. 
David Provoost. 
Acknowledged before me. 



Johannes Provoost, Clerk. 



Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Anderies Her- 
bertsen and Rut Jacobsen propose to sell at public sale, to the highest 
bidder, all the grain {kooreii) that is sown and stands on their island 



1 Sons of Annatie Janse Bogardus. 



Albany County Records. 325 

(lying obliquely opposite Betlehem). The aforesaid grain shall be 
delivered to the buyer, on the understanding, that the whole island is 
sowed with fifty-three schepels of winter grain, of which eight schepels 
is rye and all the remainder is wheat, which the buyer may harvest and 
gather into the b-irn and rick there standing; also the buyer shall be 
permitted to lodge two men in the house there (at the close of the har- 
vest), with their luggage, to plough and sow the land again. The 
payment shall be made on the 15 January, A. D. 1664, in beavers or 
grain at beavers price, within which time the buyer shall be holden to 
remove and carry away said purchased grain whether it be threshed out 
or not, ****;): 

[This paper is imperfect and not signed]. 

Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Anderies Her- 
bertsen propose to sell to the highest bidder, at public sale, the half 
island that belongs to him and Rutger Jacobsen in company, except the 
grain, which at present stands upon it. Said half island shall be delivered 
to the buyer so soon as the grain at present standing upon it is hauled off, 
that it may be properly ploughed, in such right, title and ownership, as 
the said Anderies Herbertsen had therein, according to the tenor and 
contents of the patent by the Heer director general and council of New 
Netherland granted him. The buyer shall permit the purchasers of the 
grain at present standing there, at their convenience to stow away and 
keep their grain in the barn and rick, and to thresh it out according to 
their contract, by the 15th of January, A. D. 1664. The buyer shall be 
holden his promised purchase money to pay in good whole merchantable 
beavers or grain at beavers price, in two installments : the first on the first 
of July, A. D. 1664, and the second on the first of July, A. D. 1665. 
The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, one for all and 
each as principals to the content of the seller, in the time of twenty-four 
hours. If the buyer cannot furnish said sureties in said time, then said 
half island shall be ofiered for sale again, at his cost and charge, and 
whatever less it comes to be worth, he shall be holden to make good, and 
whatever more it comes to be worth, he shall enjoy no profit therefrom. 
The auction fees become a charge to the buyer, payable as above. 
Volckert Janse [Douw] remained the last bidder, according to the afore- 
mentioned conditions, for the sum of six hundred and twenty guilders, 
for the payment of which Adriaen Gerritsen [Papendorp] and Jan 
Tomassen stood as sureties and principals, for which they pledged their 
persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, subjecting 
themselves to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 26th of June, A. D. 1663. 

VoLKAKT Janse. 

Adriaen Geeeetsen. 

Jan Tomase. 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Gommis at Fort Orange. 

Conditions on which the administrators of the estate of Andries Her- 
bertsen with Rutger Jacobsen proposes to sell, at public sale to the 
highest bidder, all the grain that is sowed and stands upon their island 
lying obliquely opposite Betlehem. The aforesaid grain shall be delivered 



326 Albany County Records. 

to the seller, on the understanding that it is all sowed with 53 schepels of 
winter grain, to wit, 45 schepels of wheat and 8 schepels of rye, which 
the buyer may harvest and gather into the barn and rick, which now stand 
there. The buyer shall be holden to pay the promised money on the 15th 
of January, A. D. 1664, payable in good whole merchantable beaver 
skins or wheat at beaver price. The buyer shall be holden to furnish two 
sufficient sureties, one for all and each, as principals, immediately to the 
content of the sellers. If the buyer cannot furnish said sureties in said 
time, then the aforesaid grain shall be offered for sale again at his cost 
and charge, and whatever less it comes to be worth he shall be holden to 
make good, and whatever more it comes to be worth he shall derive no 
profit therefrom. The auction fees become a charge to the buyer, payable 
as before. Rutger Jaoobsen remained the last bidder, according to the 
above conditions, for the sum of five hundred and twenty guilders, pledg- 
ing therefor his person and estate, real and personal, subjecting himself 
to the authority of all laws and judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, the 26th of June, A. D. 1663. 

EuTQER Jaoobsen. 



On this 28th day of July, A.D. 1663, appeared before me Johannes La 
Montague, in the service of etc., Jan Anderissen and Anderies Hanse 
Van Sweeden, who offered themselves as sureties and principals for the 
person of Rutger Jacobsen for the payment of half of the above mentioned 
sum of five hundred and twenty guilders (for the purchase of the afore- 
said grain of Anderies Herbertsen, the said half) being two hundred and 
ninety-five guilders, which they accept and promise to pay to the adminis- 
trators of said estate of Andries Herbertsen, in grain from the crop at 
present standing thereon, and that no grain shall be removed therefrom 
before that the said administrators are fully paid and satisfied, under 
pledge of their persons and estates real and personal, submitting them- 
selves to the authority of all laws and judges. 
Done in Port Orange ut supra. 

This is the mark of r~\ Jan Anderiessen, 

with his own hand set. 
This is the mark -|- of Anderies Hanse. 
with his own hand set. 
J. Provoost, witness. 



Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of Jan Tomassen and Stoffel Janse [Abeel] commissaries 
etc., Jan Lambertsen Van Bremen, who declares that he has granted and 
conveyed, as by these presents he does, in real and actual possession to 
and for the behoof of Pieter Janssen De Boer, his heirs or assigns, a house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded according to the 
patent to the east Doctor (^Meester) Jacob [D'Hinse] length six rods, 
to the west Jan Van Breemen length 6 rods, to the north the road, 
breadth three rods, to the south the plain breadth three rods, which patent 
was given to him, the grantor, by the Heer director general and council of 
New Netherland of date the last of April, A.D. 1663, for which house 
and lot, the grantor acknowledges that he has had satisfaction, and there- 



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fore promises to free the same from all actions, claims, or pretensions 
which may hereafter arise, pledging therefor his person and estate', 
real and persoaal, subjecting himself to the authority of all laws and 
judges. 

Done in Fort Orange the 29th of June, A.D. 1663. 

This is the mark -j- of Jan Lambertsen Van Breemen. 
with his own hand set. 
Jan Tomase. 
Stoffel Janse. 
Acknowledge before me, 

La Montagne, Commis at Port Orange. 

In the name of the Lord Amen : Be it known by the contents of this 
present ins'trument, that in the year sixteen hundred and sixty-three, the 
30th of June, appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of, etc., the Honorable Evert Janssen Wendel, late commissary of this 
place, widower of the late Susanna De Truwe,i who declares in presence 
of the afternamed witnesses and of the honorable Jan Verbeeck commis- 
sary and orphan master, that for God's honor, he has contracted a future 
marriage with Maria Abrahamse ^ widow of the late Tomas Janssen 
Mingael, and before the consummation of the same, he, the appearer 
(comparanf), has assented to the following conditions : Firstly, that the 
aforesaid betrothed persons, for the maintenance of this marriage, shall 
mutually collect and bring together all present and such estates and effects 
of whatsoever nature, in whatsoever place, with whatsoever persons the 
same may lie or be deposited, nothing excepted, which they each have and 
are furnished with, to be possessed by them in common, according to the 
law of our Fatherland ; except that out of the appearer's [Wendel's] 
estate, to wit, from the estate left by Susanna De Truwe deceased, shall 
be reserved the sum of one thousand guilders at beavers price, for her six 
remaining children, to wit ; Elsie Wendel aged 16 years, Johannes Wen- 
del aged 14 years, JDiewer Wendel aged 10 years, Jeronimus Wendel aged 
8 years, Philip Wendel aged 5 years, and Evert Wendel aged 3 years, 
being her matrimonial portion, and to this end the appearer [Wendel] not 
only makes said sum a lien upon his house and lot for the satisfying of the 
same, but specially mortgages and pledges the same for securing the pay- 
ment of the aforesaid sum ; for which purpose said appearer appoints as 
guardians the honorable Isaac Foreest and Symon Symonsen Groot, uncles 
of said children on their mother's side ; meanwhile the aforesaid married 
people remaining holden said children to bring up in the fear of the Lord, 
to teach them in the schools to read and write, further to maintain them 
in food and clothing until their majority and marriage, without diminish- 
ing the matrimonial estate left by her; which contract the appearer 
[Wendel] promises to maintain without craft or guile, pledging for that 
purpose his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, subjecting himself to the authority of all laws and 
judges. 

1 This name is now Tmax. 

2 She was the daughter of Abraham Pieterse Vosbnrgh. 



328 Albany County Becords. 

Thus done in the presence of Adriaen Gerretsen [Papendorp] old com- 
missary, and Johannes Provoost, as witnesses hereto called, of date ut 

" ' Evert Janse Wendel. 

Jan Verheeck, 
Adriaen Gerretsen, 
Johannes Provoost, witness. 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Gommis at Port Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Stoffel Janse [Abeel] 
commissaries, etc., Arent Isaackse Van Hoeck burgher and inhabitant of 
the aforesaid village, who acknowledges and declares, by these presents, 
that he is well and truly indebted to Philip Henderickse [Brouwer], in- 
habitant of Schannhectade, in the sum of four hundred guilders, which 
sum he, the subscriber, promises to pay in good whole merchantable 
beaver skins in the month of July, A.I). 1664, with interest on the same 
at ten per cent, to begin at this date ; for which he pledges his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, especially the subscriber's 
house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, next to Philip Pietersen 
[Schuyler's] house, being the same that the subscriber bought of said 
Philip Henderickse and which he offers as a fast pledge and special 
mortgage, that in case of necessity, the payment of said four hundred 
guilders may be collected without loss and cost. 

Done in Fort Orange the 6th of July, A.D. 1663. 

Aeent Isaackse Van Hoeck. 



Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., Teunis Cornelisse 
Slingerlandt, inhabitant of said village, who acknowledges and declares 
in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that he is well and truly indebted 
to Mr.- Jeronimus Ebbinck, merchant of Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
in the sum of a hundred and seventy guilders twelve stuivers payable in 
good whole merchantable beaver skins, for which sum he, the subscriber, 
not only assigns, but fully grants and conveys over the second payment on 
his house bought by Antony De Milt, also dwelling at Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, from whom the subscriber is to receive it in June, A.D. 1661, 
when the time of payment expires, and which payment the said De Milt 
will punctually make; to which end the subscriber is preferred, that he 
may be paid before any one else ; wherefore he pledges his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, subjecting 
himself to the authority of all laws and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange the 21st of July, A.D. 1663. 

Ttjenyes Cornelis Slyengherlandt. 
This is the mark AQ of Arent Vanden Bergh, 

with his own hand set, witness. 
This is the mark -\- of Ryck Rutgers, 
witness, with his own hand set. 
Acknowledged before me, 

J. Provoost, Clerk. 



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Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in 
the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeok and Gerrit Slichtenhorst 
commissaries, etc., Leendert Philipsen [Conyn], inhabitant of said village, 
who acknowledges and declares that he is well and truly indebted to Mr! 
Johannes Vander Meulen, merchant at Amsterdam in New Netherland 
in the sum of twelve hundred and two guilders in good whole merchanta- 
ble beaver skins at 8 guilders a piece, growing out of goods and merchan- 
dise delivered, which he has received to his content out of the hands of 
Isaack De Haen, which said sum he promises to pay in the business 
season • (Jiandeltyt) of the year 1663 ; for the payment of which he, the 
subscriber, offers for a fast mortgage and special pledge his house and lot 
lying in the village of Beverwyck where he at present dwells, likewise his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 
that in case of need the payment of said sum of one thousand two hun- 
dred guilders may be effected without loss and cost. 

Thus done in Fort Orange the 27th of July, A.D. 1663. 

Leendert Pylypse. 
Gerrit Slichtenhorst, 
Jan Verbeeck. 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Gommis at Fort Orange. 

Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk, Geertruy Barentse Van 
Dwingeloo, being now about to depart for Patria, who declares in the 
presence of the afternamed witnesses, that she has appointed and empow- 
ered as by these presents she does, Pieter Claerbout and Wouter Albertse 
[Vanden Uythoflf], burghers here, in her name and for her sake to demand, 
collect and receive here in Fort Orange in New Netherland, such out 
standing debts as are due to her according to the existing writings and 
evidences thereof; for receipts acquittance to pass, and in case of refusal 
of payment to proceed with law and rigor of justice ; to that end all terms 
of laws to observe to sentence and extreme execution, and in case of need 
to proceed against persons and estates by arrest ; and further all things to 
do and perform, which her attorneys may judge reasonable, promising to 
hold as good and true whatever shall be done and performed by the attor- 
neys in the matter aforesaid, provided that they be holden to make a 
proper settlement and return of their transactions and receipts. 

Thus done in Fort Orange in presence of Willem De La Montagne and 
Carsten Carstense [Noorman] as witnesses hereto called, on the 4th of 
August, A.D. 1663. 

This is the mark <) of G-eertrtjy Barentse, 
with her own hand set. 

Will