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History Bulletin ii 

EARLY RECORDS 

OP THE 

CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY 

AND 

COLONY OF RENSSELAERSWYCK 



Volume 4 

(Mortgages i, 1 658-1660, and Wills 1-2, 1681-1765) 



TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL DUTCH 

BY 

JONATHAN PEARSON 

LATE PROFESSOR OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN UNION COLLEGE 

REVISED AND EDITED BY 

A. J. F. VAN LAER 
Archivist, Division of Archives and History 



ALBANY { I ' 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ' , . - 

^ 1919 • . .' • . , 






THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 

Regents of the UniTendty 
With years when tenns expire 

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JUL 9 1924 



PREFACE 

The present volume of translations of Dutch records in the 
Albany county clerk's office consists of two parts: (i) a miscel- 
laneous record of deeds, mortgages, bonds, powers of attorney and 
depositions running from January lo, 1658, to November 4, 1660; 
(2) a series of wills, inventories and settlements of estates ranging 
in date from January 5, 168?, to October 30, 1765. The record of 
deeds, etc., covers the last 221 pages of a folio volume of 447 pages, 
of which the first 211 pages consist of minutes of the court of Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck from January 8, 1658, to 
December 31, 1659, and the intervening 15 pages are blank. The 
front cover of this volume bears the title Fort Orange Proceedings, 
Deeds, Indian Treaties. Bills of Sale &c. Bonds &€, Powers of 
Attorney. Jan. 1652 to Nov. 1660, whereas the back is lettered at 
the top Court Minutes 2, 1658-1660, and below it, in larger type, 
Mortgage No. i, 1652-1660. The latter title, by which the volume 
is generally cited, is a misnomer, based on an inscription in an early 
hand on the last page, which reads : " Mortages A." The date 
1652, which appears both on the back and on the front cover of 
the volume, is a mistake, due to the appearance of the date April 
10, 1652, at the top of the first page of the court minutes, which 
refers to the time when the court was established. The deeds and 
other instruments are all acknowledged before Johannes La Mon- 
tagne, commissary of Fort Orange, and like the court minutes they 
are in the handwriting of the clerk, Johannes Provoost. The two 
records are closely related, the information in the court minutes 
being supplemented by that in the depositions and many of the 
bonds and mortgages being executed in pursuance of judgments of 
the court, so that for a complete understanding of the text the two 
records should be consulted together. Nevertheless, although a full 
translation of the court minutes for 1658-59 is among Professor 
Pearson's writings, only the record of deeds, etc., has been printed 
herewith, it having been thought best to reserve the court' minutes 
till some future time when it may be possible to publish the entire 
series of minutes from 1652 to 1686 in regular order. Meanwhile, 
an abstract of the minutes of 1658-59, which appears between 
similar abstracts of Fort Orange records for 1656-57 and 1660 in 
the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, edited by E. B. 
O'Callaghan, Albany 1865, pages 317-22, will be found helpful. 

[3] 



4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

As to the record of deeds, etc., an examination of the dates of 
the documents will show that it consists in reality of a consecutive 
register running from January lo, 1658, to July 15, 1659, to which 
have been added three documents dated respectively October 31, 
1659, April 10, 1660, and November 4, 1660. The consecutive por- 
tion of the record forms the connecting link between two similar 
records kept by Johannes Provoost that are included in volumes i 
and 2 of Deeds, one ending on December 17, 1657, and the other 
beginning on July 16, 1659, (see Early Records of Albany, 1 163 
and 248), a fact that appears to have been overlooked by Professor 
Pearson, who in the preface to the volume just mentioned speaks 
of this portion of the record as being " unfortunately missing." 

Like the other records of earlier and later date, the present record 
has a practical as well as a historical and genealogical value in that 
it contains documents needed to complete the chain of title to 
various pieces of real estate. An interesting feature which dis- 
tinguishes this record from similar ones of a later period is the 
large number of public sales of houses and lots. This method of 
disposing of real estate, which was very common up to about 1664, 
suggests that there was considerable speculation in such property, 
but also that among the population of Beverwyck there were many 
traders who secured only a temporary residence there in order to 
obtain the right to trade. 

As to the wills and inventories and settlements of estates which 
constitute the second part of this volume, these are taken from a 
manuscript volume which on the back is labeled Wills, Part i & 2, 
16(^1-1835. As the title indicates, this volume is made up of two 
parts, the first of which consists of an index and 370 pages and is 
entitled " Record of Letters of Administration &*. Begunn y®. 6^*". of 
Octob'. 1691," and the second contains 145 pages and is entitled 
"Book of Wills N**. 2. Began the 8***. day of June 1773. By: 
Step De Lancey Clerk." Though the first entry in the record is 
dated October 8, 1691, a few of the documents recorded are of 
earlier date, the earliest one being a will executed on January 5, 
168'f , before Notary Adriaen van Ilpendam. Most of the docu- 
ments are in English, but some are recorded in the Dutch language, 
the original text being in one or two cases accompanied by an 
English translation. Some of the wills are followed by letters of 
administration issued by the court of common pleas of Albany 
county, others have at the end a statement that the will was proved 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 5 

before the court by the witnesses, and still others have appended to 
them a certificate of probate granted by the court, all in accordance 
with the act entitled "An act for the superviseing Intestates Estates, 
and Regulateing the Probate of Wills and granting of Letters of 
Administracon," passed November ii, 1692, which provides in part 
as follows: 

And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid that the 
Probate of all Wills and Letters of Administration shall be from 
hence forth granted by the Governour or Such Person as he shall 
Delegate under the seal of the Prerogative Office for that purpose 
appointed and that all Wills relating to any Estate within the 
severall County's of Orange and Richmond West Chester Kings 
County, shall be proved at New- York before the Governr or such 
Person, as he shall delegate as aforsayd, but in reguard of the 
remoteness of the other County's from New York, and to Prevent 
the great charge and Inconveniency's of bringing witnesses so far, 
the court of Common Pies in each of these remote Countys, are 
hereby impowred and authorised to take the examination of Wit- 
nesses to any will within their respective County's, upon Oath, and 
the same, with the will to certifye to the secretary's Office at New- 
York, with all Convenient Speed under the hand of the Judge and 
Clerk of the said Court that the Probate thereof may be granted 
accordingly. . . . 

AND IT IS FURTHER ENACTED by the authority aforesaid 
that the severall Judges of the Respective Courts within the said 
Remote County's in Open Court and on Extraordinary occasions 
or necessity out of Court assisted with two Justices of the Peac 
aforesaid may and are hereby authorized and impowered to grant 
Probates, of any will or Letters of Administration to any Person 
or Psons where the Estate of the Person makeing such will or of 
the Intestate on which Letters of Administration is desired doth 
not exceed the value of fifty pounds any thing herein contained to 
the contrary hereof in any ways notwithstanding PROVIDED 
alwayes that any Person or Persons concerned in the Probate of 
Such Wills' or Letters of Administration to be granted by the Judge 
of the said Courts as aforesd may within three Months after the 
granting thereof bring his or their Appeale or apeales there in 
before the Governour, or such Person Delegated as aforesaid. 

The present volume contains translations of all the documents 
in the above-mentioned volume of IVills that are recorded in the 
Dutch language, to which, for the sake of greater completeness, 
have been added copies of the accompanying affidavits of witnesses 
and certificates of probate, which are invariably written in English. 
For abstracts of the remaining documents in the volume, which are 
entirely in English, the reader is referred to the Calendar of Wills, 
compiled by Berthold Fernow, New York 1896. 



O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

In the preparation of this volume, which brings to a close the 
publication of Professor Pearson's translations, the same method 
has been followed that was employed in the preceding volumes of 
the series. All translations have been carefully revised by com- 
parison with the originals, the spelling of proper names has been 
brought into accord with that used in the Dutch text and headings 
and explanatory footnotes have been added. 

A. J. F. VAN Laer 
March iqi6 



Part I 

DEEDS, MORTGAGES, CONTRACTS OF SALE, BONDS 

POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND DEPOSITIONS 

JANUARY lo, 1658 — NOVEMBER 4, 1660 

RECORDED IN 

MORTGAGE NO. 1, 1652-1660 

Conditions of public sale of a house and lot of Dirck Jansen 

Croon 

[227]* Terms and conditions on which Dirck Janssen 
Croon proposes to sell at public sale his house wherein 
Master Jacob * dwells. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer the house and lot, the 
house standing at the outer [end] of his ground, with a leaden gutter 
fastened to both houses, and the lot extending to the kill," with a 
small house behind, the house being bounded on the east side by 
Cornelis de Vos and on the west side by the seller's house and lot. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May 1658. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, merchantable beavers in 
two terms, the first on the first day of July of this year 1658, being 
the just half, and the second on the first day of July 1659, being 
the balance of the same. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [bound] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. If the buyer is not able to furnish sufficient 
sureties within said time, then the premises shall be offered for sale 
again at his expense and charge. and whatever less they shall bring 



^ Pages 1-211 contain the Proceedings of the Court of Fort Orange, village 
of Beverwyck and the dependencies thereof, from January 8, 1658, to Decem- 
ber 10, 1659, and pages 212-26 are blank, page 225 being marked : " Records 
of Transports, &c., from 1658 to 1659." 

* Jacob de Hinse, one of the early surgeons at Beverwyck. 

' The Fuyck or Rutten kill, now Norton street. The house offered for sale 
stood on the lot now occupied by the National Commercial Bank on the 
south side of State street, the property of Cornelis de Vos, which adjoined 
it on the east, being situated west of Green street and not, as shown in the 
Diagrams of Lots in Beverwyck, in Munsell's Collections, 4:187. on the east 
side of that street. 

[71 



8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

he shall be holden to make good and whatever more they shall bring 
shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.* 

Conditions of public sale of a house and lot of Stoffel Jansen 

Abeel 

[228 blank; 229] Terms and conditions on which Stoffel 
Janssen proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer as it stands 
and is inclosed, east, west and north a street and to the south Gillis 
Pietersen,° excepting a hogpen. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May A°. 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the first 
of July of this year A°. 1658, and the second on the first of July A\ 
1659, in good, merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to give two sufficient sureties jointly 
and severally [bound] as principals to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. If the seller can not give sufficient sureties within 
the aforesaid time, then the premises shall again be sold at his 
expense and charge, and whatever less they shall bring he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more they shall bring, he shall 
not profit thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.^ 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Gillis Pietersen 

[230 blank; 231] Terms and conditions on which Gillis 
Pietersen proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house with all that is fast by nail and earth shall be 
delivered to the buyer as it is now occupied by the seller, lying next 
to Stoffel Janssen Abeel, with the lot extending from one road to 
the other, in breadth thirty-five wood feet, leaving an alley of five 
feet on the south side. 

Delivery shall be made on the last of May 1658. 



* Canceled in the record, indicating that there was no sale. 

* Compare deed from Jochem \Vesselsen, the baker, to Francois Boon,- 
August 8, 1665, old style, in Harly Records of Albany, 1 78, where apparently 
the same property is described as " bounded on the cast, west and south by 
the king's highway, and on the north the house of Gillis Pieterse." 

® Canceled in the record. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 9 

Payments shall be made in two instalments, the first on delivery, 
the half in good, merchantable sea wan, the other in good, deliverable 
beavers; the second payment on the last of May A°. 1659 also one- 
half in good, merchantable seawan and the other half in good, whole, 
deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to give two sufficient sureties jointly 
and severally [bound] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If so be the buyer can not give sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time, then the premises shall be again sold at his expense and charge 
and whatever less they shall bring he shall make good, and whatever 
more they shall bring he shall not profit thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.^ 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jurriaen Teunis- 

sen Tappcn 

[232 blank.; 233] Terms and conditions on which Jurriaen 
Teunissen Glasemaecker ^ proposes to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder his house and lot lying in the village of 
Beverwyck. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer the house with all that 
is fast by earth and nail (save his tools), lying on the third kill,^ 
where he now dwells, with a lot along the wagon road, in length 
nine rods, breadth on the end of Jan de wever's ^° lot thirteen rods, 
breadth on the river side seven rods. 

Delivery shall be made on the last of May 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the last 
of June of this year A®. 1658, the second on the last of June A**. 
1659, all in good, whole, deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours to the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time, 
the premises shall be again sold at his expense and charge and what- 
ever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good and what- 
ever more they shall bring he shall receive no profit therefrom. The 
auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

[234] After much bidding, [the bids being run] first up and 



^ Canceled in the record. 

* Jurriaen Teunissen Tappen, the glazier. 

•Vossen, or Fox, kill. 

^®Jan Martensen, the weaver. 



10 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

then down, Jan Roeloff sen ^* remained the last bidder on the house 
of Jurriaen Teunissen according to the aforesaid conditions for the 
sum of one thousand nine hundred and ten guilders and Gillis 
Pietersz and Philip Gietersz became sureties for said sum, binding 
thereto their persons and estates, personal and real. Done in the 
village of Beverwyck on the loth of January A**. 1658, in presence 
of Lowies Cobus and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Roelofsen 
Jelis Pieterse 
Philip Pietersen 
Ltidouicus Cobes, witness 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Comelis 

Wyncoop 

[235] Terms and conditions on which Cornelis Wyncoop 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer, with all that is 
fast by earth and nail, with the lot behind it, entire length nine rods 
and breadth thirty feet. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May A**. 1658. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, deliverable beavers in 
two instalments, the first on the first of July A*". 1658 and the other 
half or second payment on the first of July A°. 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish within 24 hours two sufficient 
sureties jointly and severally bound as principals, to the satisfaction 
of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time, then the premises shall again be sold at the expense and 
charge of the buyer and whatever less they shall bring he shall be 
holden to make good and whatever more they shall bring shall not 
redound to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

[236] After much bidding Claes Ripsen remained the last bidder 
on the house of Cornelis Wyncoop on the aforesaid conditions for 
the sum of seven hundred and ninety guilders and Rutger Jacobsen 



^^ Jan Roelofsen conveyed this house and lot to Pieter Hartgers on August 
12, 1659; see Early Records of Albany, 1:269-70; also incomplete conditions 
of sale on page 267. Jan Roelofsen was the son of Annekejansby her first 
husband Roelof Jansen van Masterlant, The name " De Goyer," supplied by 
Professor Pearson, is a mistake. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 II 

and Teunis Jacobsz became sureties for said sum, binding thereto 
their persons and estates, personal and real. Done in the village of 
Beverwyck on the loth of January A'*. 1658, in presence of Lowies 
Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Gaels " Ripsen van Dam 
RuTGER Jacobsz 

TUENES JaCOBSEN 

Ludouicus Cobes, witness ^^ 

Contract of sale of a house and lot on the hill in Beverwyck 
from Willem Fredcrickscn to Goosen Gerritsen 

[237] Appeared before me, Johannes de la Montagne, in the 
service of the Chartered West India Company, commissary" at 
Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck, etc., Willem Fredericksen, 
burgher and inhabitant here, who declared, as he hereby does 
declare, that he has transferred to the Honorable Goose Gerrits, 
burgher and inhabitant of this village, his heirs and assigns, a cer- 
tain house lying in this village of Beverwyck on the hill, together 
with the lot, in length and breadth according to the patent, adjoining 
to the south Pieter Bronck, to the north Hendrick Andriesen, with 
all his right and title in and to said house and lot as he received the 
same from Lourens Lourensen by contract dated the 6th of October 
A^ 1657, for the sum of seven hundred and eight guilders, to be 
paid in two instalments in good, whole, salable beavers, to wit, on 
the first of June A**. 1658 the first payment and on the first of June 
A**. 1659 ^^^ second payment, renouncing all the right and interest 
therein which he may have by virtue of the above-mentioned con- 
tract. For the performance of this contract the grantor [238] and 
the grantee bind their persons and estates, personal and real, present 
and future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 



** Thus in the original, intended for Claes. 

^^ Cornelis Wyncoop gave a formal deed for the property on August I2, 
1666 ; s€e Earh Records of Albany, i .'404 "and 261. Cornelis Wyncoop was 
the ancestor of the Wyncoop family of America. He applied on November 
25, 1659, for the at)pointment of administrators of the estate of his neeve 
(nephew, or cousin?) Gysbert Philipsen van Velthuysen, who had been killed 
by the Indians at the Esopus. A few years later he moved with his family 
to the Esopus. See Court Minutes, 1658-59, in Mortgage No. i, p. 202 (Alb. 
CO. cl. off.) ; Early Records of Albany, i -.46, 190; and Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. 
N. v., 13:117. 

" Commies, meaning the official in charge of a fort or trading post. Pro- 
fessor Pearson has variously translated this term as ** clerk," and " deputy." 
See Ear^y Records of Albany, v. i, preface p. Ill, note; p. 2, 3, 6 etc.; also 
Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 27-28. 



12 KARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Fort Orange, the nth of January A". 1658, in presence of Philip 
Pietersz Schuyler, magistrate, and Dirck Jansen Croon, ex-magis- 
trate. 

This is the X mark of Willem Frericksen 
This is the X mark of Goosen Gerrits 

Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
Dirck Jansen Croon 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Pieter Bronck 

[239] Terms and conditions on which Pieter Bronck pro- 
poses to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck on the hill. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is 
fast by earth and nail, together with the lot, in length twenty rods 
and in breadth five rods, according to the patent, with an Indian 
house, excepting a shed which is behind the house. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first in the middle 
of June A°. 1658, the second in the middle of September 1658, in 
good, whole, salable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally liable as principals, to the satisfaction of the 
seller, within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not funiish sufficient sureties within said time, 
then the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge and 
whatever less they shall bring, he shall make good and whatever 
more they shall bring shall not redound to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.^^ 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Reyer Elbertson 

[240 blank; 241] Terms and conditions on which Reyer 
Elbertsz proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer together with the lot, six rods in length and 
four rods in breadth. 

Delivery of the aforesaid house and lot shall be made on the first 
of May of this year A°. 1658. 



^^ Canceled in the record. The property was again offered for sale at the 
end of July, 1659; see Early Records of Albany; 1:266. 



MORTGAGES l6s8-6o AND WILLS 1681-I76S Ij 

Payment shall be made in three instalments, the first on delivery 
in good, merchantable sea wan ; the second on the first of July next 
coming in good, whole, deliverable beavers; the third one year 
therefrom, on the first of July 1659, in good, deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours to the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, then 
the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge and 
whatever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good, 
and whatever more they shall bring he shall not profit thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After much bidding Johan Baptist van Rencelaer remained the 
last bidder for the house of Reyer Albertsen [242] for the sum of 
eight hundred and fifty-six guilders, according to the aforesaid con- 
ditions, for which sum Goossen Gerritsen and Comelis Teunissen, 
as sureties and principals, bind their persons and estates, real and 
personal. Done in the village of Beverwyck, this 17th of January 
A^ 1658, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Baptist van Rensselaer 

CORNELUS ThONISEN ** 

This is the X mark of Goosen Gerritsen 

Ludouicus CobeSj witness 
Johannes Provoost 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Comelis 

Segersen van Voorhout 

[245]^^ Terms and conditions on which Comelis Segersen 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, on the hill. 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer, with the lot, nine rods long along the road, 
in breadth to the west on the hill six rods and three feet, to the 
east five rods, one or two feet more or less, to the north nine rods. 

Delivery of the aforesaid house and lot shall be made on the first 
of May 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the first 



"Comelis Teunissen Bos, from Westbroeck. 

^^ Page 243 contains a canceled draft of the same terms and conditions and 
page 244 is blank. 



14 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of July A**. 1658 and the second on the first of July A**. 1659, ^^ 
good, whole, deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals to the satisfaction of 
the seller within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time 
the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge and 
whatever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall bring he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After much bidding, Gerrit Slechtenhorst remained the last bidder 
for the sum of one thousand four hundred and ten guilders on the 
aforesaid conditions and Mr Johan Baptist van Rencelaer [and 
Comelis Thonissen] became sureties for said sum, binding thereto 
their persons and estates, real and personal. Done in the village 
of Beverwyck, on the 17th of January 1658, in presence of Lowies 
Cobussen and J. Provoost.^® 

Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 
Jan Baptist van Rensselaer 
Cornelus*Thonisen 

Ludouicus Cobes, witness 

Johannes Provoost 

Conditions of public sale of a lot on the hill owned by Cornells 

Segersen van Voorhout 

[246] Conditions on which Cornelis Segersen proposes 
to sell his lot lying on the hill to the north of Anderies 
Herbertsen. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer the lot lying northerly 
of Anderies Herbertsz, along the road eight rods in length, to the 
west three rods and a half (two or three feet more or less) broad, 
to the east three rods broad. 

Delivery shall be made at once. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first the middle of 
June of this year 1658 and the second on the first of June 1659, ^"^ 
year thereafter, in good, whole, deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours to the satisfaction of the seller. 



^® Cf. deed from Cornelis Segersen to Gerrit van Slichtenhorst, December 
10, 1660, in Early Records of Albany, i :288. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 1 5 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time then 
the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge and what- 
ever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall bring he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees* shall be charged to the buyer." 

Conditions of public sale of a lot of Cornelis Wyncoop 

[247] Terms and conditions on which Cornelis Wyncoop 
* proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his lot 
lying next to Marcelis, to wit, to the north. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer, the lot lying northerly 
of Marcelus Janssen, length nine and a half rods, breadth thirty 
feet, as the seller bought the same. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May A°. 1658. 

Payment shall be made on the first of July of this year A**. 1658, 
in good, whole, deliverable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours to the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time then 
the premises shall be sold again at his charge and expense and what- 
ever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall bring he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After much bidding Claes Ripsen remained the last bidder for 
the sum of one hundred and sixty-three guilders according to the 
above conditions and Philip Pietersen and Cornelis Woutersen ^ 
became surefles for said sum, binding thereto their persons and 
estates, real and personal. Done in the village of Beverwyck on 
the 17th of January 1658, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and 
J. Provoost.^^ 

Claes Ripsen van Dam 

COERNELIS CoERNELISSEN 

Philip Pietersen 

Ludouicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost 



^® Canceled in the record. 

^ See signature, which is that of Cornelis Cornelissen van Stcrrenvelt. 
^ See also ptiblic sale of January 10, 1658, in this volume and Early Records 
of Albany f 1 1404 and 261. 



1 6 EARLV RECORDS OF ALBA XV 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Pieter Meessen 

Vrooman 

[248] Terms and conditions on which Pie.er Meessen 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house as it stands with all that is fast bv earth and nail 
shall be delivered to the buyer with the lot, seven rods and some 
feet in length and four rods in breadth. 

Deliver)' shall be made on the first of May next coming. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the first 
of June of this year 1658, the second on the first of June 1659; 
each payment, one-half in good, merchantable sea wan and the other 
half in good, whole, deliverable beavers. 

The buver shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, iointlv 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time 
then the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge and 
whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall come to, he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Teunis Dircksen 

van Vechten 

[249 blank; 250] Terms and conditions on which Teunis 
Dircksz proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house and lot lying to the south of Fort Orange, wherein 
Arent van [denJBerch lives. 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer with the lot, twenty rods in length and 
eighteen rods in breadth, according to the patent thereof. 

Delivery shall be made in the middle of May or on the i6th day 
of said month next ensuing. 

Payment shall be made in three instalments, the first on the first 
of July of this year 1658, the second on the first of July 1659, ^^ 
third on the first of July 1660, all in good, w^hole, deliverable 
beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfact'on of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I7 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time 
then the premises shall be sold again at his expense and charge, and 
whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall bring, he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of public sale of the house of Hendrick Jochemsen 

[251 blank; 252] Terms and conditions on which Hen- 
derick Jochimsen proposes to sell at public sale his house 
wherein Jan Cloet dwells, lying to the south of his house 
wherein he dwells. 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer with the lot, as broad as the house and the 
lot south of the house are and in length to the Mr Rencelaer's fence, 
with a garden five rods long and four rods wide. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments; the first on the first 
of July of this year 1658, in good, whole, deliverable beavers; the 
second on the first of October A°. 1658 in the same year, in good, 
merchantable seawan. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within 
said time, then the premises shall be sold again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to 
make good and whatever more they shall bring, he shall profit 
nothing thereby. 

The auction fee shall be charged to the buyer. 

Power of attorney from Teunis Jacobsen to Cornelis Teunissen 

Bosch 

[253] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Teunis Jacobsen, 
who declared that he had given power of attorney, as he does give 
hereby, to Cornelis Teunissen Bosch,*^ in the name of Willem Kock 
and of himself, by virtue of the assignment given by said Willem 
Kock, dated the 9th of February A°. 1653, to claim of the honorable 
West India Company at the office in Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land the sum of one hundred and sixty-seven guilders and eight 



'^ Cornells Teunissen Bos, from Westbroeck, see Van Rensselaer Boivier 
Mss, p. 181, 814. 



l8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBAXV 

Stivers, which to said W'illcm Kock is due by settlement of accounts 
signed by P. Stuyvesant and Carel van Brug^en, promising to hold 
good and valid all that shall be done in this matter. Done the 23d 
of February A*'. 1658, in presence of Johannes Provoost and Jan 
Eerraers. 

TuEXES Jacobsen 
Johannes Provoost, witness 
Johannes Eerraets^^ 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Moxtagne, Ccmmissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Willem Hofmeyer to Jochem Wcssclsen, the baker, 

of a lot and garden at Beverwyck 

[254] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck in the service of the 
General Chartered West India Company, in presence^* of the Hon- 
orable Jacob Schermerhorn and Philip Pietersen, magistrates of 
the said jurisdiction, Willem Hofmeyer, who declared that he had 
conveyed, as he hereby does convey, in real and actual possession 
to and for the behoof of Jochim Wesselsen, his heirs and assigns, 
a certain lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the 
north Jochim Keteluyn, to the south and east a road, to the west 
a plain, breadth 4 rods, length 9 rods; together with a lot behind 
Fort Orange for a garden, bounded on the east side by Pieter 
Jacobsen,*^ on the north side by Lambert van Valckenborch, on 
the sou.h and west sides by a road, almost triangular, seven rods 
long and three rods broad, according to the patent to the grantor 
given by the honorable director general and council of New Neth- 
erland, of date the 2Sth of October 1653,^** ^^^ the sum of thirteen 
hundred guilders, of which sum the grantor acknowledges the 



^'^ Johannes Ecrraets (Eerrats, Eerraerts, or Eeraerts) was a soldier from 
Wesel, on the Rhine, in Germany. 

'* In the Dutch documents a distinction is made between the expressions 
ten overstaen van and icr presenile t'ait, the first being used in all formal 
transfers of land which had to be executed before two magistrates and the 
second being used in contracts of sale, powers of attorney and other instru- 
ments which were attested by ordinary witnesses. In Professor Pearson's 
translations both expressions have been rendered by the phrase ** in the prcs 
ence of." 

^° Pieter Jacobsen Bosboom. 

^This patent, like all others of the same date, is lost. Cf. description ot 
the same property in the patent to Adriaen van Ilpendam, May 21, 1667, cited 
in a note to the deed from Jochem Wesselsen to Van Ilpendam, March 14, 
1658, printed on one of the following pages. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I9 

receipt of eight hundred guilders, for which he acquits the said 
Jochim Wesselsen; and as respects the remaining five hundred 
guilders, the said Wesselsen promises to pay the same in July 1658, 
with which the grantor is content; the parties bindin;^ their per- 
sons and estates, real and personal, submitt'ng the same to all 
courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 7th October -^ 1658. 

WiLLEM HOFFMEYER 

JocH Backer-^ 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Jan Bembo to Philip Pietersen Schuyler 

[255] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange, village of Beverwyck, etc., Jan Bemboo,'"'^ a soldier 
of the honorable West India Company, who declared that he had 
empowered, as he hereby does empower, the Honorable Philip 
Pietersen Schuyler to claim, demand and receive in the principal's 
name from the honorable director general or his commissary the 
sum of four hundred and fifty-four guilders and five stivers, for 
service rendered by said Bembo to the honorable directors in New 
Netherland, as appears by the accounting under date of A°. 1656, 
signed on the credit side P. Stuyvesant and on the debit side Care! 
van Bruggen; [the principal] promising to hold good and valid 
all that the attorney shall do in the matter, binding thereto his 
person and estate, real and personal, under submission to all courts 
and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 8th of March A°. 1658, in 
presence of Gerrit Willemsen and Jan Eeraerts. 

Jax Hkmdo 
Johannes Eerrats 

This is the X mark of Gerrit Willemsen 

Acknowledged before me,^ 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Arent van den Berch to Jan Thomasscn 

[256] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck in the service of the General 



" Thus in the original ; probably a mistake for the 7th of March. 
^Jochem Wesselsen, the baker. 

^Jan Bembo van Lingen ; see Early Records of Albany, i :io. Lingen is a 
town in Hanover. 



20 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Chartered West India Company, Arent vanden Berch, who declared 
that he had empowered, as he hereby does empower, the Honorable 
Jan Tomassen in the name and on behalf of the principal to demand 
and receive from the honorable director general or his commis- 
sary at Amsterdam in New Netherland an account and payment 
thereof amounting to the sum of six hundred and sixty-eight 
guilders and nine stivers, earned by the principal of the honorable 
West India Company at Amsterdam in New Netherland ; [the prin- 
cipal] promising ^o hold good and valid whatever the attorney shall 
do in the matter, binding thereto his person and estate, real and 
personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, this 14th of March A**. 1658, in presence of J. Provoost 
and Jan Eerraerts. 

This is the mark AB of Arent vanden Berch 

Johannes Proz'oost, witness 
Johannes Eerraets 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of two sawmills belonging to Evert Pels 

[257] Terms and conditions on which Evert Pels pro- 
poses to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his two saw- 
mills lying in the colony of Rencelaerswyck.^^ 

The two mills shall be delivered to the buyer with their appur- 
tenances. 

W^ith the upper mill there shall be delivered an iron crank, an 
iron pinion, an iron rack and two marking irons. 

With the lower mill there shall be delivered a wooden wheel, an 
iron rack and an iron crank. 

For both mills shall be delivered 10 saws such as they are, sixteen 
iron bars, two peaveys, two cant hooks, three files, eight racks, a 
saw-set, a pair of iron sledge hammers, two axes. 

The buyer shall be holden to carry out the contract made between 
the patroon and the seller. 

The buyer shall have the right of the road from the upper mill 
as it has been used by the seller without damage to the farm. 



^*^ Situated on the Mill creek, behind the greene bosch (Greenbush), on the 
east side of the Hudson river. See d«ed from Willem Fredericksen Bout 
to Evert Pels, March 17, 1659, for a house, lot and garden in Beverwyck, in 
exchange for these two mills, on page 99 of this volume. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 21 

Delivery of the aforesaid mills shall be made tomorrow, being 
the 15th of March. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the 15th 
of June A*". 1658, in good, whole, merchantable beavers, the second 
on the 15 th of June A°, 1659, in good, merchantable sea wan at /f. 10 
the beaver. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours to the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer does not furnish sufficient sureties within said time, 
then the mills shall be sold again at his charge and [258] expense 
and whatever less they shall bring he shall be holden to make good 
and whatever more they shall bring he shall not benefit by. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Whoever shall be the buyer shall have the privilege of buying the 
seller's logs for so much as they cost him in cutting, drawing and 
other expenses, to be paid in boards. 

Conditions of public sale of a house in Fort Orange belonging to 

Evert Pels 

[259] Terms and conditions on which Evert Pels proposes 
to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house situated 
in Fort Orange. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer as it stands, with 
all that is fast by earth and nail, about 39 or 40 feet in length, lying 
next the house of Jacob Schermerhoorn and J. van Twillert. 

The delivery shall be made tomorrow, being the 15th of March. 

The payment shall be made in two instalments, the first on the 
15th of June A°. 1658, one-half in good, whole, deliverable beavers 
and the other half in good, merchantable seawan, and the second 
payment on the 15th of June A**. 1659, one-half also in good, whole, 
deliverable beavers and the other half in good, merchantable seawan 
at ten guilders a beaver. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties 
within said time, then the premises shall be sold again at his expense 
and charge, and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden 
to make good and whatever more they shall bring shall not be to 
his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.^^ 



^ Apparently no sale. Cf. deed from Evert Pels to Jan Barentsen Wemp; 
February 4, 1661, in Early Records of Albany, i:2gi. 



22 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Jochem Wesselsen, the baker, to Adriaen Jansen van 
Ilpendam of a lot and garden at Beverwyck (not executed) 

[260] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company vice director and com- 
missary at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the pres- 
ence of the Honorable Philip Pietersen and Jacob Schermerhoorn, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Jochim Wesselsen, who declared 
that he had conveyed, as he hereby does convey and grant in real 
and actual [possession, to the behoof of Adriaen Janssen van Ilpen- 
dam, his heirs and assigns, a certain lot lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck adjoinin*? to the north Jochim Kettelluyn, to the south and 
cast a common h'ghway, to the west a plain, breadth 4 rods, length 
9 rods, together with a lot behind Fort Orange for a garden, 
bounded on the east side by Pieter Jacobsen, on the north side by 
Lambert van X'alckenborch, on the south and west sides a road, 
almost triangular, length seven rods and breadth three rods,"'*"'' by 
conveyance granted by William Hoffemeyer to said Jochim Wessel- 
sen upon title given to said Hofmeyer by patent from the honorable 
director general and council of New Netherland dated the 25th 
of October 1653, for a certain sum the receipt of which Jochim 
Wesselsen acknowledges, promising to free the said lot and garden 
from all claims and demands which may be made thereon, for 
which he binds his person and estate, personal and real, submittinri^ 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 14th 
of March A^ 1658."' 



^^ belendenlde] ten noorden Jochim Kettelluyn ten suyden en[de] ten 
oosten een gemeene tvech, ten westen een pleyn, breedt z'ier Roeden, lanck 9 
.roeden, mitsgaders een crff achter de fortress Orange tot een tuyn, bepalende 
aende oostsyde Pieter Jacobsen. aende Noordt syde Lambert van Valcken- 
borch, aende suyt en\de] west syde een zvech, meest driekant, lanck seven 
roeden, en\de] breedt drie Roeden/* Cf. description in patent of May 21, 
1667. cited in following note. 

^^ Xot executed. Cf. contract of sale between Jochem Wesselsen and 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, February 28, 1656, with receipts of Jochem Wesselsen, 
Ear-y Records of Albany, i :22&-29. Van Ilpendam received a patent for this 
lot and garden on May 21, 1667, which refers to this deed of March 14, 1658, 
and in which the property is described as follow^s : " a certain Lott of Ground 
lying in Beverwyck at Albany having to the North Jochem Kettlchuyns, to 
the South & East the Common highway & to the West the plaine. To which 
sd Lott there being an addicon of Ground graunted by the Commissaryes to 
the "^d Adriaen Jansen van Ilpendam, as it now lyes it abutteth to the North 
on Jacob Tyssen vander Heydens to the East on Jellis Pietcrs, & to the West 
& South the Common Highway, in all conteyning in length on the South 
side nine Rod & on the North side eight Rod, eight foot, & one Inch, in 
breadth on the East side four Rod tenn foot, & tenn Inches. Together W.*^*» 
a Lott of Ground & Garden in the sd Transport menconed lying behind the 
Fort on the East side of Pieter Jacobs, on the North side of Lambert van 
Valchemburgh, on the South & West side of the Highway, allmost in a 
Triangle, being in length seaven Rod, & in breadth three Rod." 



MORTGAGES 165&-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 23 

Bond of Cornells Comelissen Sterrenvelt and Pieter Meessen 
Vrooman as sureties for Jan Andriessen de Graeff and Pieter 
Jacobsen Bosboom 

[261] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company, commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Cornells Cornelissen wouters 
and Pieter Meessen, inhabitants of the aforesaid village of Bever- 
wyck, who declared, as they hereby do declare, that they bind them- 
selves as sureties and principals for the persons of Jan Anderiessen 
de Graeff and Pieter Jacobsen Bosboom in the sum of two hundred 
and fifty guilders and two beavers in specie or ten guilders in seawan 
for each beaver current payment, which sum they promise to pay 
on the 15th of July of this year 1658, submitting thereto their 
persons and estates, personal and real, to all courts and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, the i6th of March 1658, in presence of 
Lowies Cobussen and Nataniel Pietersen.^* 



Pieter Meesz Vrooman 

COERNELIS COERNELISSEN StERRENUELT 



Ludouiciis Cobes 
Nataniel Pietersen 



Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orancje 

Bond of Rem Jansen as surety for Michiel Poulussen 

[262] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange, Rem Yanssen, who binds himself as surety for Mich'el 
Poulussen in the sum of one hundred and sixty-eight guilders, to 
be paid to Cornelis Cornelissen, submitting thereto his person and 
estate, personal and real. Done in Fort Orange, the 26- h of March 
1658, in presence of Barent Albertsz and Johannes Provoost. 

Rem Yanszen 
This is the X mark of Barent Allertsen 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



**This bond was for the payment of a fine imposed on March 11, 1658, on 
Jan Andriessen de Graeff and Pieter Jacobsen Bosboom for swindling an 
Indian ; see Calendar of Dutch Manuscripts, p. 318. 



24 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bill of sale of a sloop from Pieter Lourensen to Jan Martensen 

[263] On this first day of May A°. 1658, appeared before me, 
Johannes La Montagne, commissary at Fort Orange and the village 
of Beverwyck, Pieter Lourensen, who declared that he had con- 
veyed, as he hereby does convey, in full ownership to Jan Marten- 
sen his sloop with all its appurtenances, named de Hoop (the Hope), 
which sloop said Jan Martensen declares that he has accepted and 
received to his satisfaction for the number of five Jiundred and fifty 
merchantable pine boards, to be delivered in two parcels, to wit, 
three hundred in the month of Mav of this year A**. 1658, and the 
remainder of the same in the month of May A°. 1659, binding 
thereto his person and estate, personal and real, submitting the same 
to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, this first of May 
A°. 1658, in presence of Johannes Provoost and Zacharias Sickels.^'* 

This is the mark -f- of Pieter Lourensen 
This is the mark -|- of Ian Martensen 

Johannes Provoost, witness 
Sac liar ys Seckels 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

m 

Power of attorney from Arent Jansen to Willem Jansen at 

Amsterdam 

[264] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Chartered West India Company vice director and com- 
missary at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the pres- 
ence of the hereinafter named witnesses, Arent Janssen, who 
declared that he had constituted, as he does hereby constitute, 
Willem Janssen, dwelling at Amsterdam, his attorney, in his, the 
principal's, name and in his behalf to collect and to receive all debts 
and all that is coming to the principal there, and for the receipts 
acquittance to give, promising to hold good and valid all that the 
attorney shall do in said matter, binding thereto his person and 
estate, personal and real, submitting the same to all courts and 



'^''Zacharias Sickles was a corporal in the service of the West India Com- 
pany. He came from Wccnen, or Vienna, Austria. Sec Early Records of 
Albany, i :8, 255-56, 259. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 2$ 

judges. Done in Fort Orange, the nth of May A**. 1658, in 
presence of Jan Lambertsen and Johannes Provoost, 

Arent Jansen 
This is the mark of X Ian Lambertsen 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La MonTagne, Commissary at Fori Orange 

Conditions of public sale of a sloop of Albert Andriessen and 

Willem Martensen 

[265] Terms and conditions upon which Albert Anderies- 
sen and Willem Martensen propose to sell at public sale to 
the highest bidder their sloop as it rides [at anchor] and 
sails.^ 

First, the sloop shall be delivered to the buyer with its appurte- 
nances, including a mizzen sail, a foresail, a flag, a pennant and a 
geusjen,^"^ a kedge and an anchor and two cables; in the caboose 
there shall be delivered a kettle, a pan, two wooden benches, a 
pewter platter, tongs, a brass candlestick, an axe, everything as it is. 

In the presence of the sureties, the boat was delivered this date.'* 
The payment shall be in two instalments; the first on the first of 
June next ensuing in good, merchantable seawan and the second 
in good, whole, deliverable beavers to be paid on the last of July 
next ensuing. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of 
this seller, within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time, [the sloop] shall be offered again at his expense and charge 
and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make good 
and whatever more it shall bring, he shall receive no profit there- 
from. 

[266] The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 



^ Soo als het reedt ende seylt; the same as the modern phrase sooals het 
reilt en seilt, meaning, just as it is, with all its appurtenances. 

^^ A small bowsprit flag. The name is derived from the geusen, or gueux, 
or sea-beggars, who first used a flag composed of orange, white and blue, the 
orange being after 1630 gradually replaced by the more distinct and durable 
red. See J. C. de Jonge, Geschiedenis van het N ederlandsche Zeewesen, 
1:165-71. 

**The last sentence is interlined. 



26 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

After much bidding, Willem Martensen remained the last bidder 
on the above-written conditions for the sum of one thousand one 
hundred and thirty guilders, for which he binds his person and 
estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 15th of May A°. 
1658, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

Willem Martensz Hues 
Ludouicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Bond of Cornelis Teunissen and Thomas Jansen Mingael as sure- 
ties for Willem Martensen 

Appeared before me, J. La Montague, in the service of the Gen- 
eral Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort Orange 
and the village of Beverwyck, Cornelis Teunissen and Tomas Jans- 
sen Mingael, who bind themselves as sureties and principals in the 
sum of one thousand one hundred and thirty guilders which Wil- 
lem Martensen owes to Albert Anderiessen for the purchase of his 
sloop at public sale, submitting thereto their persons and estates, 
real and personal, to all courts and judges. Done in the village of 
Beverwyck, the i6th of May A®. 1658, in presence of Henderick 
Jochimsen and J. Provoost. 

CORNKLUS THONISEN ^° 

TnoMEs Jansen Mingael 
Hendrick Joe hems:: 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at I'ort Orange 

Deposition of Sander Leendertsen Glen regarding the delivery of 

beavers to the late Willem Thomassen 

[267] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverw-yck, in presence of the 
Honorable Abraham Staets and Jan Tommassen, the worthy Sander 
Leendersen Geleyn,**^ who declared under solemn oath taken in our 
presence that by the hands of W^illem Teljer he had delivered to 
the late Willem Tomassen, skipper, twenty-one pounds of coat 



^^ Cornelis Teunissen Bos, from Westbroeck. 
^ K mistake for ''Glen." 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 27 

beaver,** to bring from Holland merchandise or goods for the 
aforesaid Sander Leendersen and not in payment of any debt. Done 
in Fort Orange, the 17th of May A^. 1658. 

Sander Lenrsen 
Abram Staas 
Jan Thomasz 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Daniel Rinckhout (incomplete) 

[268] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Daniel Rinckhout, who 
declared that he constituted . . . [not finished and canceled] 

Conditions upon which Thomas Jansen Mingael proposes to sell 

his house at public sale 

[269] Conditions and terms on which Tomas Janssen 
Mingael proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house situated in the village of Beverwyck opposite Mr 
Boon.*" 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is 
fast by earth and nail ; furthermore, there shall be delivered . . . 
[remainder of page blank] 

[270] After much bidding Teunis Teunissen metselaer remained 
the highest bidder. 

[271] Tomas Janssen Mingael proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder his house situated in the village of 
Beverwyck over against Mr Boonnus. *^ 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer with all that is 
fast by earth and nail ; furthermore, the seller shall deliver the gable 
built up, in [the house] a chimney and a partition wall, the tiles and 
ridge tiles laid and the window panes set ; together with a lot four 
rods in breadth and in length from the street in front to the back 
street, according to the patent thereof. 



*^ Rockbever. 

*2 Francois Boon. He married in 1654 Elisabeth Cornelis, the widow of 
Gysbert Cornelissen, from Wccsp, the tavernkeeper. See 'Early Records of 
Albany, 1 1193. 202, 365. 

*^ Frangois Boon. 



28 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Delivery shall be made on the 4th of June next coming. 

Payment shall be made in three instalments, to wit: on delivery 
the buyer shall pay four hundred guilders in sea wan; the second 
payment on the 15th of July next coming in good, whole, merchant- 
able beavers; and the third payment on the first of July 1659, 21'so 
in good, whole, merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally liable as principals, to the satisfaction of the 
seller, within 24 hours, and if the buyer can not furnish sufficient 
sureties in the aforesaid time then [the house] shall be sold again 
at his charge and expense and whatever less it shall bring, he shall 
be holden to make good and whatever more it shall bring, he shall 
profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

[272] Teunis Teunissen metselacrs after much bidding remained 
the last bidder for the house of Tomas Janssen Mingael for the 
sum of one thousand four hundred and seven guilders according to 
the aforesaid conditions and as sureties and principals for the afore- 
said sum the worthv Anderies Herbertsen and Rever Albertsz have 
bound their persons and estates, real and personal. Done in the 
village of Beverwyck, the 20th of May A**. 1658, in presence of 
Loduvicus Cobus and Johannes Provoost. 

Teunis Teunisz 
Andries Herberts 
This is the mark X of Rever Albertsen 
Liidouiciis Cobes 
Johannes Provoost] witness 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the sloop of Hendrick Hendricksen 

Obe 

[273] Terms and conditions on which Pieter Pietersen van 
Neften,** as attorney for Henderick Hendericksz Obe,*° 
proposes to sell to the highest bidder at public sale the sloop 
of the said principal. 

First, the aforesaid sloop named Jan and Mary shall be delivered 
to the buyer with all her appurtenances, to wit: a boat, two new 
hawsers, an anchor and a kedge, two yard sails, a topsail, a 



**Given in Records of New Amsterdam, 7:16, as Pieter Pietersen van 
Nesten. 
*° Hendrick Hendricksen Obe was a resident of New Amsterdam. 



MORTGAGES 165&-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 29 

flag, a cotnp)ass and a night glass, a sounding line with the lead. 
In the caboose there shall be delivered one pot, one pan, one plat- 
ter and a wooden bowl, one ladle; furthermore the running and 
standing rigging as it appears,*^ all according to the conveyance 
made by the curators appointed to take charge of the estate of Jems 
Butt to Henderick Hendericksen Obe. 

The delivery shall be made tomorrow the 21st of May. 

Payment for the aforesaid sloop shall be made in two instal- 
ments; the first payment in the middle of July of this year 1658, in 
good, whole, merchantable beavers ; the second payment on the first 
of April A". 1659, '" good, whole, merchantable beavers. 

[274] The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sure- 
ties, jointly and severally liable as principals, to the satisfaction of 
the seller, within twenty- four hours. 

If the buver can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time, 
then the sloop shall be again offered for sale at his charge and 
expense and whatever less it shall bring he shall be hoWen to make 
good and whatever more it shall bring he shall receive no profit 
from. 

Deed from Evert Jansen Wendel to Hendrick van Bommel of a 
house and a third part of a k>t at New Amsterdam 

[275] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
Pieter Hartgers and Fran<;oys Boon, magistrates. Evert Janssen 
Wendel, who declared that he had conveyed, as he hereby does 
grant and convey, to Henderick van Bommel, his heirs and assigns, 
his house and a third part of his whole lot according to the patent 
to him, the grantor, given by the honorable director general and 
council of New Netherland, dated the 8th of February A"*. 1647;*^ 
which house and lot are situated in Amsterdam in New Netherland ; 
for which aforesaid house and lot the said grantor, Evert Jansse 
W^endel, has received to his satisfaction the sum of four hundred 
guilders from the Honorable Isaack de Foreest on account of 
Henderick van Bommel, wherefore the grantor releases the said 
Henderick van Bommel from all further demands and claims which 



*• At this point the following words are crossed out : ** It is hereby stipu- 
lated, inasmuch as the aforesaid sloop is taken over by execution, that the 
seller releases [the buyer] from all future claims as far as this jurisdiction 
is concerned." 

*^ Recorded in Land Patents, GG, p. 168, the lot being described as being 
on the Graft on Manhattan island. 



30 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

may hereafter arise, binding thereto his person and property, real 
and personal under submission to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, the 3d of June A**. 1658. 

Evert Jansen Wendel 
Pieter Hartgertss 
Franqoys Boon 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

[276] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service . . . [remainder of page blank] 

Deed from Willem Jansen Stol to Huybert Jansen of a lot in 

Beverwyck 

[277] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Pieter Hartgers and Fransois Boon, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Willem Jansen Stoll, inhabitant of said village of 
Beverwyck, who declared, as he hereby does declare, that he had 
conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, to the behoof of 
Huybert Jansen, his heirs and assigns, the half of a lot lying in the 
village of Beverwyck, to him the grantor, given by the honorable 
director general and council of New Netherland as appears by the 
patent thereof dated the 25th of October of the year 1653, which 
conveyed half is the south part of the whole lot that was granted, 
in length ten rods and in breadth two rods, bounded east and west 
by a common highway, on the south side by Pieter Loockerm[ans] ;*^ 
for which lot the grantor acknowledges satisfaction and payment 
by said Huybert Jansen, relinquishing all right and title which he 
may have to the same and promising the same to warrant against 
all demands and claims, for which he binds his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to all 
courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 4th of June A°. 1658. 

Willem Jansen Stol 
Franqoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



*^'See note to next deed. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 3I 

D«ed from Huybert Jansen to Thomas Jansen Mingael of a lot 

in Bevcrwyck 

[278 blank; 279] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, 
in the service of the General Chartered West India Company com- 
missary at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the 
presence of the Honorable Pieter Hartgers and Fransois Boon, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Huybert Jansen, inhabitant of said 
village of Beverwyck, who declared, as he hereby does declare, that 
he had conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, to the behoof 
of Tomas Jansen, his heirs and assigns, the half of a lot lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, to Willem Jansen Stol granted by the 
honorable director general and council of New Netherland by patent 
dated the 25th of October of the year 1653, which conveyed lot is 
the southerly half of the whole lot so granted, in length ten rods 
and in breadth two rods, bounded east and west by a common high- 
way, south by Pieter Loockermans; for which lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has had satisfaction and payment from said 
Tomas Jansen, relinquishing all right and title which he may have 
thereto and promising the same to warrant against claims and 
demands, for which he binds his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 4th of June A°. 1658. 

This is the X mark of Huybert Jansex, 
made by himself 

Franqoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgertss 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange*''^ 



^'^ This deed is referred to in a confirmatory patent to Jacob Gevinck, or 
Hevick, the abstract of which reads as follows : "A Patent Graunted upon 
a Transport made by Hubert Jansen unto Thomas Jansen Mingael bearing 
date the 4th day of June 1658 for the moyety or one halfe of a certain Lott 
of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany being in Length tenn Rod, & in 
breadth two Rod having to the East and West the common Highway & to 
the south Pieter Loockermans. And th^re being also a Transport made by 
Juriaen Jansen Groenewout who married Maritien the widdow of Thomas 
Mingael deceased unto Hendrick Hendrickse at pres^ the wife of Jacob 
Gevinck of the moyety, or one halfe of another certain Lott of Ground lying 
in the place aforesd together with the Housing thereupon being bounded in 
length & breadth as in the Groundbriefe of the 4th of June 1658 is set forth. 
Now the right & Interest in both the sd Transports being devolv'd upon the 



32 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Conditions of public sale of a small house belonging to Dirck 

Bensem 

[280 blank; a8i] Terms and conditions on which Dirck 
Bensich ''^ proposes to sell at public sale hi^ small house '*^ 
standing in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the small house standing by said D^ Bensich 's large house 
shall be delivered to the buyer with all that therein is fast by earth 
and nail, together with a lot in breadth, front and rear, 15 feet and 
ten rods in length. 

Delivery shall be made on the nth of June of this year 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, both in whole, mer- 
chantable beavers, the first on delivery, the second on the nth of 
July of the coming year A^. 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sure::ies to 
the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties immediately, then 
the house shall be offered again at his charge and expense and 
whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more it shall bring, he shall receive no profit therefrom. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

[282] After much bidding Jacobes J an sen remained the buyer 
for the sum of twelve hundred and ten guilders according to the 
aforesaid conditions, for which sum as sureties the Honorable Rut- 
ger Jacobsen and Johannes Withart have bound their persons and 
estates, real and personal, present and future. 



sd Jacob Gevinck, for a confirmacon &c. The Patent is dated the 27th day 
of Apr : 1667." 

This abstract contains two mistakes. In the first place, Maritien was not 
the widow of Thomas Jansen Mingael, but probably his daughter, the widow 
having married in 1663, a year after Mingael's death, Evert Jansen Wendel, 
who was still living in 1672. See Early Records of Albany, 1:122 note, 419; 
327-28, 496. In the second place, " Hendrick Hendrickse, at present the 
wife of Jacob Gevinck," should read : Hendrick Hendrickse van Harsten- 
horst, whose widow, Geertruy Barents van Dwingeloo, married in 1662 Jacob 
Gevick. See Early Records of Albany, 1:311. In a note 01? p. 327 of the 
same volume Professor Pearson says that Maria Abrahamse, the widow of 
Thomas Jansen Mingael, was a daughter of Abraham Pieterse Vosburgh. 
This is apparently also a mistake, as Vosburgh's daughter Maritie was not 
born till about 1056. Sec "The Vosburgh Family," by R. W. Vosburgh, in 
The New Netkerland Register, i :i20. 

^ Written also Bensing and Bensingh, though he signs his name " Dirck 
Bensem." 

" Probably the house which Rutger Jacobsen on December 21, 1654, con- 
tracted to build for Dirck Bensem and which was conveyed to Cobus Jansen 
on October y, 1665, by Harmen Thomassen Hun, who married Dirck Ben- 
sem's widow. See Early Records of Albany, 1 :2i5, 394. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 33 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 12th day of July A°. 1658, 
in presence of Lowyes Cobes and Aanderies Herperts. 

This is the mark X of Jacobus Jansen, made 
wich his own hand 

RUTGER JaCOBSZ 

Lttdonicus Cobes Joan Witiiart 

Andries Herberts 
Quod attestor 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Contract of sale between Jan Vinhaeghen and Barent Meynder- 
sen of one-half of a house in Beverwyck 

[283] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Jan Vinhagel, 
inhabitant and burgher of said village of Beverwyck, who declared 
that he had conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, in real 
and actual possession, to Barent Meynders, his heirs and assigns, 
the just half of his house standing in the village of Beverwyck, 
bounded on the west side by the house of Rut Jacobsen and on the 
east side by Gerrit Bancker, with the half of the rights which the 
grantor has in said house and lot according to the contract of sale 
to him executed by Claes Hendricksen under date of the 28th of 
March A°. 1657;^^ for the number of 100 merchantable beavers, the 
same to be paid on the first of July A"". 1659, delivery to be made in 
May A**. 1659. Said grantor relinquishes all right and title which 
he may have to said half of the house and lot and promises to war- 
rant the same against claims and demands, the respective parties 
binding hereto their persons and estates, real and personal, present 
and future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, the 12th of June A®. 1658,^^^ in presence of Nataniel 
Pietersen and Jan Pietersen. 

Jan Vinhaeghen 
Jan Pieters Baerent Meynders 

Nattanyel Pieterse 

Acknowledged before me. 

La MoNTAGNE,Cowmt^^ar3' at Fort Orange 



"See Early Records of Albany, 1:61. 

^*Cf. deed from Barent Meyndersen to Barent Re>-ndersen, July 17, 1659, 
in Early Records of Albany, 1:250, v.Iiich refers to conveyance of July 12, 
1658. 



34 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Andries de Vos to Arent Andriessen 
[284 blank; 285] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, 
in the service of the General -Chartered West India Company com- 
missary at Fort Orange, the village of Beverwyck, etc., in the 
presence of the hereinafter named witnesses, Anderies de Vos, 
inhabitant of said village, who declared that he had constituted, as 
he hereby does constitute, Arent Anderiesen his attorney with power 
in his, the principal's, name to claim and demand of Jacob Cou- 
tillau,^* in charge of the estate of the late Mr Comelis Werck- 
hooven " on Long Island, or others in possession of said estate, the 
payment of a certain sum which the said Mr Werckhoveh, deceased, 
owed to him, the principal, as appears by an obligation written and 
signed by the aforesaid gentleman, dated the loth of September A^. 
1652; also to cause the said Jakes Corteliou or others to be cited 
before the competent courts, to proceed against them to final judg- 
ment and to obtain execution thereof according to law ; and further- 
more in said matter to act as the said principal being present could 
do, provided that the attorney shall be bound to render an account- 
ing and to turn over the balance to the principal, who hereby binds 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange 
the 13th of June A®. 1658, in presence of Sacharias Sickels and 
Jan Lambers. 

Andryes de Vos 
Sacharys Seckelsz 

This is the mark X of Jan Lambers 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Albert Gerritsen to Cornelis Jansen Clopper of a lot 

in New Amsterdam 

[286 blank; 287] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, 
in the service of the General Chartered West India Company com- 
missary at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Albert Ger- 
rits, inhabitant of R[ensselaers]wyck, who declared, as he hereby 
does declare, that he has granted and conveyed in real and actual 
possession to Cornelis Jansen Clopper, inhabitant of the city of 

^Jacques Cortelyou, the founder of New Utrecht, L. I. 
^^ Cornelis van Werckhoven ; about his purchases of land on Long Island 
and in New Jersey, see Brodhead, History of the State of New York, i :S37. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 35 

Amsterdam in New Netherland, his heirs and assigns, a certain lot, 
lying in said city of Amsterdam, next the house of Adriaen Vincent, 
in length and breadth as in the patent, dated the first of June A**. 
1654, and the conveyance thereafter given,°° for the sum of fi. 250 
in good strung seawan ; which sum the grantor is to receive on the 
date hereof, promising said lot to warrant against all claims and 
demands, for which he binds his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 26th of June A°. 1658, in 
presence of Michiel Tates and Jan Rpelofsen, as witnesses. 

in the service of the General Chartered West India Company com- 

Aalbert Gerretsen 

Michgil Tad ens 
Jan Roelofsen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Mortgage of Jacques Teyssen's house in Beverwyck to secure 
the payment of money due to the estate of the late Jan 
Hardenberg 

[288 blank; 289] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, 
missary at Fort Orange, etc., in presence of Abraham Staes and 
Adriaen Gerits, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Jacob Tysen," 
who declared, as he hereby does declare, that he has mortgaged and 
pledged his house lying in the village of Beverwyck to Mr Govert 
Loockermans, as attorney for the curators of the estate of the late 
Jan Hardenbers, for the sum of fl. 100 in beavers and fl. 150 in 
seawan, which sums he promises to pay on the first of June 1659 
and which the said Jake Tysen owes to said estate; promising to 
hold this bond good and valid, without any exception, under sub- 
mission of his person and estate, real and personal, present and 



^See deed of September 4, 1654, from Symon Volckertsen to Albert 
Gerrits«n, carpenter, in Early Records of Albany, 1 1202-3. In a power of 
attorney from Albert Gerritsen to Symon Jansen, April 18, 1657, printed in 
Early Records of Albany, 1 127, the date of the patent is given as the first 
of June 1644. 

^^ Apparently not Jacob Tyssen van der Hcyden, as suggested in Early 
Records of Albany, i :66-67, 264-65, as Jacques Tcyssen was dead in 1665 
and Van der Heyden was still living in 1676; see same volume, page 126. 



36 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

future, to all courts and judges. Done this first of July A". 1658, 
in Fort Orange. 

Jacque Teyse 
Abram Staas 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house, blacksmith's shop and 

horse stable of Rem Jansen 

[290 blank; 291] Terms and conditions on which Rem 
Jansen proposes to sell at public sale his house and smithy 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, with the lot. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer a house, earth and nail 
fast, with a bake oven in the house, a smith's shop and the lot 
whereon stands a stable, one board long. 

Delivery shall be made on the isth of September 1658. 

Payment shall be made in two terms in good, whole, merchantable 
beavers, to wit, the half on the delivery and the other half in June 
of the coming year 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals to the satisfaction of the 
seller, within twenty-four hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties, the premises shall 
be offered for sale again at his charge and expense and [292] what- 
ever less they shall bring, he must make good and whatever more 
they shall bring, he shall profit nothing thereby. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.'^^ 

Conditions of public sale of the new house and lot of Cornells Vos 

[293] Terms and conditions on which Cornelis Vos pro- 
poses to sell at public sale his new house and lot lying in the 
village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house with all that is therein fast by nail and earth 
shall be delivered to the buyer, in breadth in front on the street nine- 
teen feet and four inches and behind eighteen feet, length twenty- 



""No sale. The premises were again offered for sale on June 16, 1659, 
and bought by Jan Thomassen van Witbeck. See also deed from Rem Jansen 
•to Jan Thomassen, August 3, 1660, in Rarly Records of Albany. 1 1283-84. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 37 

five feet, with a lot behind the same 65 feet long and fourteen feet 
broad and extending from the kill to the breadth of the house, so 
that the lot in front on the street is nineteen feet and four inches 
wide and behind on the kill side 14 feet. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of July of this year 1658. 

Payment shall be made in whole, merchantable beavers in two 
instalments, the first on delivery of the house, the second or last 
payment on the first of August A°. 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals to the satisfaction of the 
seller, within 24 hours. 

[294] If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the 
aforesaid time, then the premises shall be offered for sale again at 
his charge and expense and whatever less they shall bring he shall 
be bound to make good and whatever more they shall bring shall 
not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After much bidding, Carel Jansen remained the last bidder for 
the sum of ft. 1400.°^ 

Carel Jansen 

PiETER de Maker, as surety for the above 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange"^ 

Conditions of public sale of a sloop of Rutger Jacobsen 

[295] Terms and conditions on which Rut Jacobsen pro- 
poses to sell at public sale his sloop named den Eycken Boom 
(the Oak Tree)"' 

First, said sloop shall be delivered to the buyer as she rides and 
sails, according to the inventory thereof. 

Delivery shall be made at once. 

Payment shall be made in merchantable seawan, to wit, in two 
terms, the first term or payment on delivery, the last payment in 
the coming year on the first of July 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, each 



''^ See deed from Cornelis Vos to Pietcr de Maecker and Carel Jansen, 
July 16, 1658, in this volume. 

^ The last part of the document is canceled. 

•* This sloop had been conveyed to Harmen Jacobsen and on account of 
failure of payment by him reconveyed to Rutger Jacobsen on August 10, 
1657 ; see Early Records of Albany, 1 149. 



38 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

[liable] as principal, to the satisfaction of the seller, and if the 
buyer does not furnish sufficient sureties within twenty-four hours, 
then [the sloop] shall be offered for sale again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall make good and 
[296] whatever more it shall bring shall not inure to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After much bidding Rut Jacobsen remained the buyer for the 
sum of fl. 779 on the aforesaid conditions the ist of July A°. 1659, 
in the village of Beverwyck. 

Conditions of public sale of a garden belonging to Roelof 

Swartwout 

[297] Terms and conditions on which Roelof Swartwout 
proposes to sell at public sale a garden lying by the garden 
of D° Scaets. 

First, said garden shall be delivered to the buyer in length on the 
east side seven and one-half rods, length on the west side six and a 
half rods, breadth on the south side six rods four feet, on the north 
side four rods and two feet. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of November of the year 1658. 

Payment shall be made in merchantable beavers on the 15th of 
August of this year 1658. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties to 
the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not at once furnish sufficient sureties then [the 
garden] shall be sold again at his expense and charge and whatever 
less it shall bring, he shall make good and whatever more it shall 
bring shall not inure to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of public sale of two lots belonging to Roelof 

Swartwout 

[298 blank; 299] Terms and conditions on which Roelof 
Swartwout proposes to sell at public sale two lots lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, to the west his house, to the east 
Volckert Jansen, length 50 feet and breadth 30 feet. 

First, said lots shall be delivered to the buyer with the exception 
of the buildings. 

Payment shall be made the first of August in good, merchantable 
beavers. 

The buver shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, each 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 39 

[liable] as principal, within 24 hours, to the satisfaction of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties [the lots] shall 
be offered for sale again at his charge and expense and whatever 
less they come to be worth, he shall make good and whatever more 
they shall be worth shall not inure to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

[300] After much bidding, Jan Dareth became the buyer at the 
sum of ft. 129 of one of the two lots, lying to the south on the road. 
Done in the village of Beverwyck, this ist of July A°. 1658. 

Jan Bareth 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Comelis Vos to Barent van Marlen 

[301] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, etc., in presence of 
Frangois Boon and Pieter Hartg[ers], Cornelis de Vos, who 
declared, as he hereby does declare, that he is truly indebted to 
Baerent van Marlen, in the sum of fl. 624 in good, merchantable 
beavers, to be paid on the first of July 1659, for which he, C: Vos, 
specially mortgages his house wherein he now dwells, and further- 
more binds his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, the 2d of July A**. 1658. 

Cornelis Vos 
Francoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Femmetie Alberts to Govert Loockermans 

[302 blank; 303] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, 
in the service of the General Chartered West India Company com- 
missary at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the 
presence of Abraham Staets and Jan Tomassen, magistrates of said 
village of Beverwyck, Femmetie A[l]bers,°*'* who declared, as she 



^^ Femmetje Albers was the widow of Hendrick Jansen Westerkamp, the 
baker, who died before January 17, 1655. She is also referred to as Femmetje 
de Baxter, meaning de backster, the bakeress. See Early Records of Albany, 
1 :3, 218, 399, 417 ; and Dutch Records of Kingston, revised translation by 
Samuel Oppenheim, p. 3, 8, 9, 20. 



40 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

hereby does declare, that she is trulv indebted to the curators of the 
estate of Jan van Hardenberch in the sum of fl. i66, as appears 
by obligation executed in the year 1655, which sum she promises 
to pay to Mr Govert Loockermans, as attorney for the estate of the 
late Hardenberch, on the first of July of the coming year 1659, with 
interest thereon at 10 per cent, amounting for three years to the 
sum oi ft. 48, in good, merchantable beavers, for which she binds 
her person and estate, real and personal, present and future, and 
especially mortgages her house standing in the village of Beverwyck, 
for tlie greater security and payment of said sum and interest, the 
said Femmetie Albers waiving all rights which she may have under 
laws and customs made for the benefit of the wife. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 3d of July A**. 1658. 

This is the X mark of Femmetie Albersen 
A brant Staas 
Jan Thomas:: 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed of a house and lot in Beverwyck from Pieter Ilartgers to 

Johannes Withart 

[304] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, etc., in the presence 
of Jan Thom[a]ssen and Adriaen Gerrits, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, the Honorable Pieter Hartgers, who declared, as he 
hereby does declare, that he has conveyed, as he hereby does grant 
and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Mr 
Johannes Withart, trader, his house lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck, which, he, the grantor, built upon a part of the lot to him 
granted by the director general and council of New Netherland 
by patent dated the 23d of April 1652, which house and lot are in 
length and breadth as [follows] : on the street before the house 
two rods, nine feet, nine inches; length from the [front of the] 
house to the kill^ seven rods; breadth in the rear on the kill two 
rods, three feet, ten inches ; behind, measured from the house to the 
kill, length five rods, nine feet, six inches, all Rhineland measure, 
and six inches free on both sides of the lot for drip ; for the sum 

"•' Rut ten Kill, now Norton street. The house stood on Joncker, now State 
street: see liarly Records of Albany, 1:125. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 4I 

of twenty-seven hundred guilders, of which the grantor acknowl- 
edges the receipt of so much as appears by settlement of accounts 
made between both parties, and the remainder of said sum [305] 
the grantee promises to pay on the 15th of July 1659, in merchant- 
able beavers, the grantor promising the said house and lot to 
warrant against claims and demands, for which he binds his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to all courts and judges, as the grantee in like manner submits 
himself for the satisfaction of the above-promised siun. Done in 
Fort Orange, the 4th of July A**. 1658. 

PlETER HaRTGERTS 

Jan T ho mass 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed of a garden in the village of Beverwyck from Albert Ger- 

ritsen to Jan Roelofsen 

[306] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
Frangois Boon and Jan Tomassen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Albert Gerrits, inhabitant of the colony of Renselaerswyck, who 
declared, as he hereby does declare, that he has conveyed, as he 
hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to 
Jan Roelofsen, inhabitant of the village of Beverwyck, his heirs 
and assigns, a garden lying in the village of Beverwyck, in length 
seven rods, in breadth five rods, according to the patent granted 
to Albert Gerrits dated [blank]" by the director general and council, 
for the sum of fl. 120 in beavers, which sum the grantee promises 
to pay on the last of August A**. 1658, the grantor promising said 
garden to warrant against all claims and demands, for which he 
binds his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, 
the 4th of July A°. 1658. 

Albert Gerretsen 
Francoys Boon 
Jan Thomas:^ 

Acknowledged before nie, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

•* October 25, 1653; sec deed for same garden from Jan Roelofsen to 
Willem Brouwer, July 24, 1664, in Early Records of Albany, 1 :356-57. 



42 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Carel Jansen to Pieter dc Maecker 

[307] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Carel Jansen, who 
declared, as he hereby does declare, that he has constituted, as he 
hereby does, Pieter de Maecker his attorney, with full power in 
the principal's name to take possession of the new house of 
Cornelis de Vos, which the principal bought at public sale on the 
first of July of this year 1658, and in the matter all things to do 
as if the principal himself were present, promising to hold and to 
cause to be held as good, valid and binding whatever [the attorney] 
may do in the matter aforesaid, binding thereto his person and 
estate, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 4th 
of July 1658, in the presence of Sacharias Sickels and Jan Pieterse 
as witnesses. 

Carel Jansen 

Sacharys Seckels 
Jan Pieters 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Femmetie Albers to Pieter Hartgers 

[308] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
Abraham Staets and Jan Tomassen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Femmetie Albers, who acknowledged that she was well and truly 
indebted to the Honorable Pieter Hartgers, burgher and inhabitant 
of said place, in the sum of two hundred and twenty-four guilders 
and ten stivers, which sum she promises to pay in the month i)f 
August of the year 1659, in good, merchantable beavers, for which 
she binds her estate, real and personal, present and future, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges, and specially mortgages 
and pledges her small house wherein at present Daniel Rinckhout 
resides, waiving all exceptions which may be taken by law or cus- 



MORTGAGES 165&-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 43 

torn for the benefit of the wife. Done in Fort Orange, the 5th of 
July A^ 1658. 

This is the mark X of Femmetie Albersen 
Abram Staas 
Jan Thomas^ 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed of a lot in Beverwyck from Jacob Jansen van Noortstrant 

to Hendrick Gerritsen 

[309] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the 
Honorable Jan Tomassen and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Jacob Janssen van Noortstrant, who declared that he 
had conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey in actual posses- 
sion to the behoof of Henderick Gerritsen,**^ his heirs and assigns, 
a lot bounded on the east by the grantor's house, on the west by the 
street, on the north by the kill, on the south by a road, 9 rods in 
length and thirty feet in breadth, being part of a patent to the 
grantor given by the honorable director general and council of New 
Netherland dated the 23d of April A®. 1652, for which the aforesaid 
grantor acknowledges that he has been fully satisfied, promising 
to hold this deed good and valid and to warrant the aforesaid 
Henderick Gerritsen against all claims and demands which may 
arise, for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, 
submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, 
the 1 2th of July A«. 1658. 

Jacob Janesn®* 
Jan Thomasz 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen to Teunis Slingerlant 

of a house and lot in Beverwyck 

[310] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 



^ Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen ? See next deed and Early Records of 
Albany, i :4i9-20 ; also p. 6, note. 
^^'^Thus in the original; intended for Jacob Jansen. 



44 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the 
Honorable Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, the worthy Henderick Gerrits, who declared that 
he had conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and 
actual possession, to the behoof of Teunis Slifigerlant, his heirs 
and assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, over 
against the widow of Antony de Hoges,^^ in length five rods and 
four feet, in breadth thirty feet, for which the grantor acknowledges 
that he has received satisfaction and for security the aforesaid 
Henderick Gerritsen warrants the said Slingerlant against claims 
and demands, binding thereto his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 12th of July A**. 1658. 

Hyndrick Geires'^ 
Jan Thomasz 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary of Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house of Teunis Slingerlant 

[311] Terms and conditions on which Teunis Slingerlant 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, wherein he now lives. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer as it stands with 
all that is fast by earth and nail, in length 30 feet, in breadth 22 
feet, with a lot on the side of the house, in length 40 wood feet, in 
breadth 32 wood feet. 

Delivery shall be made on the 22d of this month of July A®. 
1658. 

Payment shall be made in two terms, one payment on delivery 
and the second payment on the first of July A°. 1659, ^^^ i^ go<>d» 
whole, merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of 
the seller, within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, then 
the premises shall be offered again at his charge and expense, and 



•^ Eva Alberts, a daughter of Albert Andricssen Brat. On August 13, 
1657, she married Roelof Swartwout, so that at the time of this deed she 
was no longer a widow. 

^ This signature is identical with that of Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen 
in Deeds J 2:664-65. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 45 

whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall bring, he shall profit nothing thereby. 
The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Deed from Jochem Wesselsen to Wouter Albertsen of a house 

and lot in Beverwyck 

[312] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the 
Honorable Jan Tomassen and Pieter Hartjers, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Jochim Wesselsen, who declared that he had conveyed, 
as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, 
to the behoof of Woutert Albertsen (inhabitant of this village of 
Beverwyck), his heirs and assigns, a house and lot, in length seven 
rods and ten feet, in breadth four rods and eight feet, with a 
garden, in breadth five rods, nine feet on the east end and on the 
west end four rods, seven feet, in length seven rods and four feet, 
which was granted to the grantor by patent given him by the 
director general and council of New Netherland of date the 25th 
of October A"*. 1653, for the sum of nineteen hundred and fifty 
guilders in whole, merchantable beavers and a red scarlet coat 
bordered with gold and silver lace, of which sum the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received the half to his content, and the 
remainder [the gfrantee] promises to pay this day, promising said 
house, lot and garden to warrant against all claims and demands, 
binding thereto his person and estate, real and personal, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 
1 6th of July A°. 1658."" 

Jochem backer 
Jan Thomass 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Barent Albertsen Bratt to his mother- 
in-law Maritien Jans 

[313] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 



*® Cf . contract of sale of May 30, 1657, in Early Records of Albany, i :28. 



46 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Barent Albertsen/^ 
husband of Susanna Dirckx, who in the presence of the herein- 
after named witnesses declared that he had constituted, as he hereby 
does constitute and appoint Maritien Jans, his wife's mother, his 
attorney, with full power in the principal's name and on behalf of 
himself and his wife to demand and receive in Norway,'* from 
the estate of Dirck Dircksz, father of the principil's wife, and of 
the parents of the said Dirck Dircksz, such share and portion of 
the estates of the same as the principal's wife is entitled to; also 
in said matter to plead in due course of law as shall be needful to 
be done, the case to prosecute to final judgment, to cause the same 
to be executed or to appeal therefrom, or to compound, as she may 
deem best, promising to hold valid whatever the attorney shall do 
in the matter, for which he binds his person and estate, real and 
personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, the i6th of July A°. 1658, in presence of Albert 
Gerritsen and Adriaen Symonsen. 

This is the X mark of Barent Albertsen 
This is the S mark of Susanna Dirckx 

Albert Gerretsen 

Aryiana S[y'\mensen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond of Albert Gerritsen to Adriaen Symonsen 

[314] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the Honor- 
able Frangoys Boon and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Albert Gerritsen, who acknowledged that he was well 
and truly indebted to Adriaen Symensen in the sum of two hun- 
dred and four guilders, which sum he promises to pay on the last 
of August next ensuing in good, whole, merchantable beavers, for 
which he specially pledges the second payment on his house sold 
at public sale for which Jan van Eeckelen remained the highest 
bidder on the 17th of December A". 1657" for the sum of fourteen 



^® Barent Albertsen Bratt. 

^^ Uyt Noonveegen. 

" Cf. Early Records of Albany, 1:60-61, 418. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 47 

hundred and seven guilders, binding furthermore his person and 
estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the i6th of July A°. 1658. 

Albe[r]t Gerretsen 

Frangoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgertsi 



is 



Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

m 

Deed from Cornelis Vos to Pieter de Maecker and Carel Jansen 

of a house and lot in Beverwyck 

[315] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Cornelis Vosch, who declared that he had 
conveyed, as he does grant and convey hereby, in real and actual 
possession, to the behoof of Pieter de Maecker and Carel Janssen, 
their heirs and assigns, his house as broad as it stands under its 
roof, in length twenty-five feet, with a lot in the rear from the 
house to the kill, at the house or at the north end of the same 
breadth as the front of the house, in length from the rear wall 
of the house to the kill sixty-five feet, in the rear on the kill from 
the division fence of Dirck Janssen to the end of a straight line 
drawn from the first post set on the east side to the rear of said 
place, which place is about eighteen feet in width ;" with the stipu- 
lation that in case the grantor pull down his old house, he shall be 
holden to leave a proper drip according to the custom of the father- 
land; agreeing also that the grantee shall have the water running 
from the gutter; for the sum of fourteen hundred guilders in 
merchantable beavers, of which sum the grantor acknowledges he 
has received the half and Pieter Maecker and Carel Janssen promise 
to pay the other half on the first of August A®. 1659; wherefore the 
grantor promises to warrant the said house and lot against all 
claims and demands, binding thereto his person and estate, real and 

"^^ Achter aende kit vande heyninge van Dirck Janssen gemeen tot het ende 
van een rechte lynie vande eerste styl getrocken aende oost syde gestelt tot 
de achter breete vande selve plaets welcke placts is ontrent achter hreedt 
acktien voeten. 



48 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in 
Fort Orange, the i6th of July A**. 1658. • 

CORNELIS Vos 

Jan T ho mass 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne. Commissary at Fort Orange 

Mr Jrermias^* van Renselaer acknowledges that in satisfaction of 
the second payment on the new house he has received the sum of 
five hundred and ten guilders. Done in Fort Orange, the 8th of 
August A*». 1659. 

Jeremias van Rensselaer 

Power of attorney from Dirck Dircksen to his mother Maritien 

Jans 

[316] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Dlrck Dircksen (in 
the presence of Barent Albertsen," his brother-in-law and 
guardian), who declared in presence of the hereinafter named 
witnesses, that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint, Maritien Jans, his mother, his attorney, with full 
power in the principal's name and on his behalf to deman-d and 
receive from their honors the directors of the General Chartered 
East India Company, at the chamber in Amsterdam, all such moneys 
as to the aforesaid Dirck Dircksz' father are due for service 
rendered to said company in the East Indies, promising to hold as 
valid all that shall be done in said matter by the attorney, for 
which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 17th 
of July A°. 1658, in presence of Arent Janssen and Egbert Sander- 
sen, witnesses. 

DiERCK DiERCKSEN 

This is the mark X of Barent Albertsen 
Arent Jans en 
This is the mark X of Egbert Sandersen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



"'* Thus in the original. 
"^ Barent Albertsen Bratt. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 49 

Bond of Cornelis Vos to Johanna de Hulter 

[317] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne. in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissar}'- 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of Abram 
Staets and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Cornelis Vosch, who acknowledges that he was well and truly 
indebted to Madam Johanna de Hulter in the sum of one hundred 
and ninety Carolus guilders in good, whole beavers, which he 
promises to pay on the first of August A°. 1659; as security^* 
and special pledge for which sum he, Cornelis Vosch, offers the 
last payment on his new, sold house, which payment is due on the 
date above named; binding furthermore his person and estate, 
real and personal, under submission to all courts and judges. Done 
in Fort Orange, the i8th of July A^ 1658. 

Abram Staas Cornelis Vos 

Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Satisfaction of above bond 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, commissary of Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Madam Johanna Ebbinghs,"^ 
who declared that the above bond was fully satisfied and paid. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 8th of August A°. 1659. 

Johanna Ebbinck 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Teunis Slingerlant to Johanna de Hulter 

[318] Appeared before me, J. La Montagne, in the service of the 
General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort Orange 
and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the Honorable Jan 
Tomassen and Frangoys Boon, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Teunis Slingerlant, who acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to Madam Johanna de Hulter in the sum of thirteen 



"^ Hypoteeq, usually translated " mortgage." 

""Johanna Ebbingh was the daughter of Johannes de Laet. Her first hus- 
band was Johannes de Hulter, with whom she came to New Xetherland in 
1653- 



so EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

good, whole beavers, which beavers he promises to pay in the 
middle of July A**. 1659. ^s security for the payment and satis- 
faction of said thirteen beavers the aforenamed Teunis Slingerlant 
especially mortgages his house, promising to satisfy said mortgage, 
for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, 
the 19th of July, A«. 1658. 

TUENYS CORNELIS SlYNGHERLANT 

Jan Thomass 
Frangoys Boon 

Satisfaction of the mortgage 

On the 28th of July A**. 1659, appeared before me, Johannes 
La Montagne, Madam Ebbingh, widow of the late Johannes de 
Hulter, who declared that she had received satisfaction for the 
above- written bond or mortgage.'* Done as above. 

Johanna Ebbinck 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Carsten Carstensen to Pieter Hartgers 

[319] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Karsten Karstensen from Norway ,^° 
who declared that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint, the Honorable Pieter Hartgers his attorney, in the 
principal's name and on his behalf to demand and receive from the 
honorable director general of New Netherland or his commissary 
(Commies) the sum of two hundred and eighty guilders, as appears 
by the account in the custody of the commissary (Commissaris) on 
account of wages earned by the principal here at Fort Orange in 
the time of Mr Kieft, deceased, and of the receipt acquittance to 
give, if necessary; promising to hold good all that the attorney 
shall do in the said matter, for which he binds his person and estate, 
real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. 



"The banns of marriage of Hieronyinus Ebb'ng and Johanna de Laet, 
widow of the late Johannes de Hulter, were registered at New Amsterdam 
on February 22, 1659. 

"° L'suallv referred to as Carsten Carstensen Noorman ; he arrived in the 
colony of Rcnsselaerswyck in 1637. See Van Rcnssc'aer Bowicr Mss, p. 810. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 5I 

Done in Fort Orange, the 20th of July A°. 1658, in presence of 
Sacharias Sickels and Daniel ^ Pietersen. 



This is the mark X of Carste:; Carstensen 



Sacharyes Secckels 
Nattaniel Pie terse 



Acknowledged before me, 

La MoNtAGNE, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Ulderick Klein 

[320] Terms and conditions on which Ulderick Kleyn 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house, 16 feet or one board long and 20 feet broad, shall 
be delivered to the buyer with a lot 8 rods long and four rods broad 
according to patent. 

Deliver)' shall be made on the first of May A*\ 1659. 

Payment shall be made in two terms ; the first payment shall be 
on delivery of the house, in good, merchantable seawan at 10 
guilders to the beaver; the second payment on the first of August 
A**. 1659, in good, whole, merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to give two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If the buyer does not furnish sufficient sureties within said time, 
the premises shall be offered for sale again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to 
make good, and whatever more they shall bring, shall not inure to 
his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.'^ 

On the aforesaid conditions, by decreasing bids, Jan Hendricksz 
van Bael remained the last bidder on the house of Ulderick Kleyn 
for the sum of seven hundred and nine guilders, for which, in 
accordance with the above conditions, he binds his person and 



«> Thus in the original. 

" The .following part of the document is recorded on page 322. See deed 
from Ulderick Klein to Jan Hendricksen van Bael, August 2, 1659, '" F.arly 
Records of Albany, i :268-69. 



52 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estate, real and personal. Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 
22d of July 1658, in presence of J. Provoost and Lowies Cobussen. 

Jan Hendericksen van Baelen 
Ludouicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost 

For the payment of the said sum of seven hundred and nine 
guilders, the following persons as sureties and principals, to wit, 
Philip Hendericksz and Jan van Aecken, bind their persons and 
estates. Done in Beverwyck, the 22d of July A®. 1658, present 
J : Provoost and L : Cobus. 

Phlip Henricksen 

This is the X mark of Jan van Aecken 
/• Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Pieter de 

Maecker and Carel Jansen 

[321]®^ Terms and conditions on which Pieter Maecker 
and Carel Janssen propose to sell at public sale to the highest 
bidder their house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the aforesaid house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer 
as it adjoins to the west Dirck Janssen Croon with a common fence, 
to the east Cornelis Vosch, to the north the street and to the south 
the kill, extending from the front on the street to the rear on the 
kill ; breadth in front on the street 24]^^ feet, breadth in the rear on 
the kill eighteen feet or thereabouts, length throughout in a straight 
line 90 feet; it is specified that the house of Conielis Vosch may 
remain standing as it now stands, but in case of its removal or 
rebuilding, he, said Vosch, shall be holden to leave a proper drip 
for both houses, and the water which now comes from both roofs 
is for the benefit of the buyer ; — further everything as it stands. 

Deliverv shall be made on the twenty-third day of this month of 

July. 

Payment shall be made in whole, deliverable beavers in two instal- 
ments; the first payment on the last of July of this year A°. 1658, 
and the second payment on the first of August A°. 1659. 



®- Between pages 320 and 321 a leaf has been cut out and on the remaining 
stub is written: "This leaf was gone July 3, 1874.'' 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 



53 



The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
.and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
at once. 

[322] If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the 
aforesaid time, the premises shall be offered for sale again at his 
expense and charge, and whatever less they shall bring, he shall 
be holden to make good, and whatever more they shall bring, shall 
not inure to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer.^^ 



Account of auction sales 

[323] The 22d July 1658 

Conditions [of sale] of the goods of Jan de Groot. Payment 
shall be made within 8 days, in beavers. Everything less than 8 
guilders shall be counted as one beaver and all that amounts to less 
than 4 guilders shall be counted as one-half beaver. 

Pieter Gemackelyck, 16^ ells of duffel f.. 38 

Henderick Jochimsen, a straw mattress and a pillow .... 

Reyer Albertsen, 2 coverlets 

Adriaen Symonsen, a bear skin 

Jan van Aecken, a bear skin 

Abraham de Lanoy, an elk skin 

Henderick Jochimsen, a shovel 

C[l]aes Bever, a spade 

Teunis de metselaer, a box of sugar 

Symon Groodt, a little box 

Harmen Janssen Scheel," a pair of stockings and a frock 
Cors Bouts, 3 pairs of stockings and a pair of breeches. . 

Teunis Jacobsen, a hat and an ax 

Mayken van Nes, a piece of duffel 

Tomas Janssen Mingael, ditto 

Reyerroom,^'' an old suit of clothes 

Willem Moer,*® a little coat 



16 

14 

9 
II 

II 

7 

7 

33 
6 

10 

9 

5 

7 
6 

13 
4 



15 



15 



10 



10 



** Canceled in the record. 

^.Scheel means cross-eyed. It may have been a nickname of either Har- 
men Jansen van Salsbergen, or Harmen Jansen Knickerbacker. 

®* Uncle Reyer, perhaps referring to Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhom. 

^ Willem Martensen Moer ; see Early Records of Albany, i 76. He was 
not a negro, as suggested by Professor Pearson, but probably an English 
sailor, or skipper, by the name of William Martin Moor, or More. See 
Records of New Amsterdam, 2:306; 3:279; 6:104, 107. 



54 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Pieter Tymonsen, a pair of white breeches and a cap. ... 5 

Poukis Dircksz, an innocent^' 23 

Pieter Bosboom, a lot of miscellany 6 

Claes van Bockhoven, two books 7 

Reyer Albertsen, thread and a fur cap 4 

Ren Janssen, two pairs of woman's stockings 6 

Tomas Janssen Mingael, 2 pairs of stockings 8 

Claes van Bockhoven, ditto 6 

Harmen Janssen Scheel, two old shirts 4 

Reyeroom, 2 new shirts 9 

Toomas Poulussen, 2 ditto 13 

Robbert Engel, 2 ditto 14 

Reyeroom, 2 ditto 12 

Willem Bout, 7 cravats and a band 6 

Henderick Claessen, 2 jugs and a cravat 5 

J. Provoost, a lot of miscellany 4 

Reyer Albertsen, a chest 18 



5 
10 

15 

5 
15 

10 

15 

9 
2 

10 

10 

5 



fl. 364: I 

[324] A coat of Jan Hendericksen van Bael on the above 
conditions 

Anderies Herbertsen, a black coat fl. 35 

Barent de molenaer,^ a black ditto 31 

Adriaen Symonsen, one ditto 35 

A gun of Jurriaen de glaesemaker ^® [to be paid] in beavers 
within a month. This 22d of July. 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, a g^n fl. 20 : — 

A parcel of tobacco of Barent van Marie, which Michiel de 
karman ^ bought at 3 stivers a pound, in beavers, to be paid in the 

time of 8 days fl. 5 : 8^' 

Cobus Janssen, two rolls of the same tobacco, in seawan. , fl. y: 5 

Gerrit Bancker, two rolls for seawan 6 : — 

Jan van Aecken, 3 rolls of tobacco 6 : — 



*^ A loose-fitting garment for house wear, much worn in the 17th centur>'. 
^ Barent Coeymans, the miller. 
^Jurriaen Teunissen Tappen, the glazier. 
^Michiel [Paulussen?], the carter. 

•^In the margin is written: "Paid by de karman fl. 7:15." This means 
that he paid in seawan, 10 guilders of which equaled 8 guilders in beavers. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 168I-I765 55 

Of Mr Poulus,®^ 6 knives and a pistol, bought by Kit 
Davids, in beavers fl. 12 : 5 

Of the hoedemaker Samuel,®^ goods to be paid for in beavers 
within 8 days. 

Jan V : Eeckelen, 2 pairs of stockings fl. 10 : — 

Jan van Aecken, a ring for 22 : — 

Bond and mortgage of Cornells Vos to Jeremias van Rensselaer 

[325] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Cornelis Vosch, who acknowledged that he was 
well and truly indebted to Jeremias van Rencelaer in the sum of 
fourteen hundred and eighty-eight guilders, which sum he, Vosch, 
promises to pay on the first of July A**. 1659, in good, whole, mer- 
chantable beavers. As special security for said sum, the aforesaid 
Cornelis Vosch pledges the second payment on his new house, 
[now] sold, which was bought at public sale by Carel Janssen and 
Pieter Maecker, on which aforesaid payment this is the second 
Hen; furthermore he mortgages the house wherein he now dwells 
with the lot in the rear thereof, this being the second mortgage on 
said property, hereby binding all this for the satisfaction of the 
said sum [and furthermore] binding his person and estate, real 
and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done 
in Fort Orange, the 23d of July A**: 1658. 

Cornelis Vos 
Jan Thomas::! 
Adriaen Gerrefsen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond of Ulderick Klein to Reynier Rycken 

[326] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 



®* Poulus Cornelissen ? 
^^ Samuel ?, the hatter. 



56 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the Honorable Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Ulderick Cleyn, who acknowledged that he was 
well and truly indebted to Reynier Rycken'^ in the sum of two 
hundred and sixty- four guilders in good, whole, merchantable 
beavers, which said sum the aforenamed Ulderick Cleyn promises 
to pay on the first of August A°. 1659 ^^ ^^^ ^^ Reynier Rycken, 
or his attorney. As security and special pledge for the payment 
of the said sum he, Ulderick Kleyn, by order and judgment of the 
Court, offers the last payment on his house bought at public sale 
by Jan Hendericksz van Bael, under submission of his person and 
estate, real and personal, to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 23d of July A°. 1658. 

Ulderyck Klein 

Jan Thomasz 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne. Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Cornelis Cornelissen and Thomas Powell to Jan 
Barentsen Wemp of two lots in the village of Beverwyck 

[337] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at- Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said juris- 
diction, Cornelis Cornelissen and Tomas Poulussen, who declared 
that they had conveyed, as they hereby do convey and grant, in real 
and actual possession, to the behoof of Jan Barentsen Wemp, his 
heirs and assigns, their lots lying next to each other in the village 
of Beverwyck, adjoining easterly a road, westerly the other road, 
southerly Wouter de Ramaecker^'^ and northerly the grantee and 
Rademaecker together, in length nine rods and in breadth four 
rods ; for which lots the grantors acknowledge that they have had 
satisfaction; the aforesaid grantors promise that they will warrant 
the grantee against all persons claiming any right or interest in the 
aforesaid lots, for which they bind their persons and estates, real 



^* Reynier Rycken was a resident of New Amsterdam. 
^^' Wouter Aertsen van Nieukcrck, the wheelwright. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 57 

and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done 
in Fort Orange, the 24th of July A^ 1658.®* 

This is the X mark of Cornelis Cornelissex 
Jan Thomass Thomas Powell 

Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

[328] Inventory of the property of Jan Teunissen, the 25th 
of July A^ 1658 

One blue and one red jug oi large size 

Nine earthen mugs and small jugs 

A pewter pint 

A copper kettle and an iron pan 

Eleven wine glasses, a J/^ miitsjen^'^ and a pewter plate 

A wooden bowl and a pewter platter 

Two earthen dishes, 3 chairs 

The remainder of a box of sugar, about 50 lb 

Two round boxes, a gun, a horn, a rapier 

Five blue earthen saucers and one white one 

In the cellar were found a remnant of mead, a remnant of 
alsemivijn,^ four half aams of Spanish wine and a small keg of 
pipes. 

Deed of a house and lot in Beverwyck from Goosen Gerritsen 

to Marcelis Jansen 

[329] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the 
Honorable Abraham Staets and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Goossen Gerritsen, burgher and inhabitant of said 
village, who declared that he had conveyed, as hereby he does grant 
and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Marcelus 
Janssen, his heirs and assigns, a house and lot lying in the village 
of Beverwyck, adjoining northerly Pieter Bronck and southerly 



^ Cf. public sale of a house and lot from Cornelis Cornelissen to Thomas 
Powell, December 18, 1657, in Early Records of Albany, i :6i. The name 
De Vos, supplied by Professor Pearson, is apparently a mistake and should 
be Van .Vooirhout; see signatures in Early Records of Albany, 1:46, 499; 
also note on p. 42 of same volume and signatures of Cornelis Cornelissen 
Sterrenvelt and Cornelis Cornelissen de Boer in this volume. 

^ A small gin measure, containing about 1/16 of a pint. 

^ Either absinth or vermuth. 



58 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Jan Roeloffsen, according to the patent, excepting a garden to him, 
the grantor, given under date of the 25th of October 1653 by the 
honorable director general and council of New Netherland, which 
[house and lot] the aforesaid Marcelus Janssen bought of the 
aforesaid Goossen Gerritsen on the 2d of September A**. 1654^ 
and for which the grantor acknowledges that he had satisfaction, 
promising to warrant the aforesaid Marcelus Janssen against all 
claims and demands which may arise, for which he binds his person 
and estate, real and personal, under submission to all courts and 
judges. Done at Fort Orange, the 26th of July 1658. 

This is the mark X of Goossen Gerritsen, 
made with his own hand 
Abram Staas 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Lambert van Valckenborch to Govert 

Loockermans 

[330] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissari- 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses, .Lambert van Valckenborgh, who 
declares that he hereby constitutes and appoints the Honorable 
Govert Loockermans his attorney in the principal's name and on 
his behalf to demand and receive of Jan Dircksen alias de Schreder, 
a .certain three and a half beavers due to him, the principal, from 
the aforesaid Jan Dircksz for house rent, promising to hold good 
whatever the attorney shall do in this matter, for which he binds 
his person and estate, real and personal, submitting the same to 
all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 28th of July A°. 
1658, in presence of Fredrick Harmsen and J. Provoost, witnesses. 

This is the X mark of Lambert van 
Valckenborch, made by himself 

This is the S E mark of Fredrick Harmsen 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



^ See contract of sale printed in Early Records of Albany, i :20O-i, in 
which Professor Pearson has by mistake supplied the name '* De Goyer " 
after that of Jan Roeloffse. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 59 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jan Harmensen 

[331] Terms and conditions on which Jan Harmsen, 
senior, proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder 
his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer, in length 15 feet, in breadth 18 feet, with a 
hog pen, an oven, a third interest in a well, and the lot behind the 
aforesaid house; length 43 wood feet with the house and all, and 
in breadth 22 wood feet, front and rear. 

Delivery of the aforesaid house and lot shall be made on the 
20th of August next coming. 

The payment shall be made in two terms or payments; the first 
payment on delivery of the aforesaid house and lot, the second pay- 
ment on the 15th of July A®. 1659, all in good, whole, deliverable 
beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can no' furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time, then the premises shall be offered again at his expense 
and charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to 
make good and whatever more they shall bring shall not inure to 
his profit. 

[332] The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

On the above-written conditions, at public sale, the bids being 
run first up and then down, StoflFel Janssen remained the buyer of 
the house of Jan Harmsen for the sum of one thousand one hundred 
guilders, for which he has bound his person and estate, real and 
personal. Done in Beverwyck the 29th of July 1658. 

StoflFel Jansz refusing to subscribe, although he remained the last 
bidder, therefore I subscribe the same as a witness. 

Ludotiicus Cobes, Court Messenger 

Bond of Jan van Aecken and Pieter de Maecker as sureties for 

Stoffel Jansen Abeel 

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Jan van Aecken and Pieter 
Maecker, who oflfered themselves as bondsmen for StoflFel Janssen 
in the action instituted by the [prosecuting] officer in the matter 



60 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of the sale of the house of Jan Harmssen, the said bondsmen to be 
liable as sureties and principals for the payment of the purchased 
house in case the court decides that the aforesaid Stoffel Janssen 
must keep the house, for which they bind their persons and estates, 
real and personal. Done in Fort Orange, the 29th of July 1658, 
in presence of Lowies Cobus and J. Provoost. 

This is the X mark of Jan van Aecken 
PiETER DE Maker 
Ludoiiicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Agreement of Jan Roelofsen to pay for a garden bought by him 

at public sale of Jacob Loockermans 

[333] Jan Roeloffsen was the last bidder on the garden of Jacob 
Loockermans, which garden shall be delivered to the buyer in tight 
fence as it now lies inclosed, for the sum of eighty-one guilders, on 
condition that the payment be made within three weeks, the auction 
fees to be charged to the buyer. For the full payment of which sum 
Tomas Janssen offers himself as surety. Done in Beverwyck, the 
29th of July 1658, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

Jan Roelofsen 

TiioMEs Jansen Mingael 

Ludoiiicus Cobes 

Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jan Teunissen 

[334] Terms and conditions on which the honorable prose- 
cuting officer proposes to sell at public sale to the highest 
bidder the house and lot of Jan Teunissen alias de paep.^ 

First, the house with all that is fast by earth and nail shall be 
delivered to the buyer together with the lot, in breadth in front on 
the road 34 feet, in length according to the bill of sale of Comelis 
Teunissen, such as it is now occupied by the aforesaid Jan 
Teunissen. 



^Jan Teunissen, alias "the papist," not "the priest," as translated in 
Early Records of Albany, 1 1288. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AXD WILLS 1681-I765 6I 

Delivery shall be made within 24 hours. 

Payment shall be made in two terms; the first payment on the 
first of September of this year 1658, the half in good, whole, deliver- 
able beavers and the other half in good, merchantable seawan; the 
second payment shall be on the first of July A°. 1659, ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^o 
in good, whole, deliverable beavers and the other half in good, mer- 
chantable seawan. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time, then the premises shall be offered for sale again at his 
expense and charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good and whatever more they shall bring shall not 
inure to his profit. 

[335] On this date, the 30th of July 1658, at the aforesaid sale 
of the house of Jan Teunissen, the last bidder on the aforesaid 
conditions was the Honorable Comelis Teunissen, and that for the 
sum of one thousand one hundred and twenty guilders, for the full 
payment of which the Honorable Anderies Herbertsen and Stoffel 
Janssen as sureties and principals bind their persons and estates, 
real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. 
Done in the village of Beverwyck as above, in presence of Lowies 
Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

Cornell's Thonisen Bos 
Stoffel Jansz 
Andries Herberts 
Ludo ulcus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Moxtagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Willem 
Fredericksen Bout and Harmen Bastiaensen 

[336] Terms and conditions on which Willem Fredericksz 
Bout and Harmen Bastiaensen proix)se to sell at public sale 
to the highest bidder their house and lot on the north side of 
Fort Orange. 

First, the house and lot with all that is fast by earth and nail 
shall be delivered to the buver, in breadth on the road four rods 



62 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and a half, on the west three rods and five feet, length eight rods, 
according to the patent thereof. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of October of this year A**. 
1658, and on delivery as aforesaid, payment, all in good, merchant- 
able seawan. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties within 
24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sureties in the aforesaid time, then 
[the house and lot] shall be offered for sale again at his expense 
and charge, and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden 
to make good and whatever more they shall fetch shall not inure 
to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

After many offers Jacob Adriaensz Neus* remained the last 
bidder on the aforesaid conditions for the sum of four hundred 
and four guilders, for [the payment of] which he binds his person 
and estate, real and personal. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 30th of July 1658, in 
presence of Loweis Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

Jacob Adryaen 
Ludoiticus Cobes 
] ' Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Roelof Swartwout to Govert Loocker- 
mans as attorney for the administrators of the estate of Jan 
van Hardenbergh 

[337] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Jan Tomassen and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Roeloff Swartwout, who acknowledges himself 
to be well and truly indebted to Mr Govert Loockerm[ans], 
attorney for the administrators of the estate of Jan van Harden- 
bargh, in the sum of one hundred and ninety-seven guilders and 
ten stivers, in good, whole, deliverable beavers, which sum the said 



^ Neus mtSLTis Nose and may have been a nickname of Jacob Adriaensen 
from Hilversum, the wheelwright. See Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 820-21, 831. 



MORTGAGES l6$S-bO AND WILLS 1681-I765 6 



'^ 



Swartwout owes to the estate of the aforesaid Jan van Hardenbargh 
and which he promises to pay in the middle of July A**. 1659. As 
special security for the aforesaid sum the said Swartwout mort- 
gages his house situated in the village of Beverwyck, promising to 
hold this bond good and valid, without any exception, for which 
he binds his person and property, movable and immovable, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in the village of 
Beverwyck on the first of August 1658. 

RoELOF Swartwout 
Jan Thomasz 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Poulus Martensen to Johanna de Hulter 

[338] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissari- 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Poulus Martensen, 
who declared that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint Madam Johanna de Hulter his attorney in the prin- 
cipal's name and on his behalf to demand and receive from Jacob 
Janssen Stol the sum of three beavers, which beavers will serve as a 
payment to the aforenamed Madam Johanna de Hulter by the prin- 
cipal, who promises to hold good whatever the attorney shall do in 
said matter, for which he binds his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the first of August A*'. 1658, in presence of Diderick van 
Hamel and J. Provoost. 

PouLs Marten 
D: V' Hamel, as witness 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Femmetie Alberts to Teunis Cornelissen 
Slingerlant with assignment from Slingerlant to Daniel 
Rinckhout 

[339] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the 
Honorable Frangoys Boon and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said 



64 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

jurisdiction, Femmetie Albertsen, who acknowledged that she was 
well and truly indebted to Teunis Cornelissen Slingerlant in the sum 
of four hundred and forty-five guilders,^ which she promises to 
pay to said Slingerlant in the month of June A°. 1659, mortgaging 
as special security for the payment of said sum her house where 
Daniel Rinckhout dwells. Also, Teunis Cornelissen Slingerlant 
assigns the aforesaid sum to Daniel Rinckhout for the sum of two 
hundred and seventy-five guilders, the receipt of which the said 
Slingerlant acknowledges, the parties binding thereto their persons 
and estates, real and personal. Done in Fort Orange, the 3d of 
August A®. 1658. 

This is the X mark of Femmetie Alberts 
TuENYs Cornelts Slyngherlant 
Fraiigoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgertss 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed of one-half of a house and lot in Beverwyck from Card 

Jansen to Pieter de Maecker 

[340] Appeared before me, J: La Montagne, in the service of 
the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Pieter 
Hartgers and Jan Tomassen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Carel 
Janssen, who declared that he had conveyed, as he hereby does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of 
Pieter de Maecker, his heirs and assigns, his half of the house and 
lot lying in the village of Beverwyck which he, the grantor, received 
from Cornelis Vosch by conveyance dated the i6th of July of this 
year 1658; for which half house and lot the grantor acknowledges 
that he has had satisfaction, wherefore the grantor promises to 
warrant the grantee against all [persons] claiming any right or 
interest in the aforesaid house and lot, binding thereto his i)erson 
and estate, real and personal, under submission to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 12th of August A°. 1658. 

Carel Jansen 
Pieter Hartgerts 
Jan Thomasz 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



^ Judgment for this amount was given against Femmetje Albers on July 9, 
1658, the court ordering her to pay in proportion to the amounts due to her 
other creditors. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 65 

Contract of sale of a house and lot in Beverwyck between Jan 
Baptist van. Rensselaer as attorney for Jan Labatie and Jacob 
de Hinse 

[341] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the 
service of the General Chartered West India Company commissar^' 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, the Honorable 
Johannes Baptist van Rencelaer, attorney of the worthy Jan Labitie, 
who declared in the presence of the hereinafter named witnesses 
that by his order he had sold, as he hereby does sell, to the worthy 
Jacob de Hince, the house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, 
adjoining northerly the kill, southerly Sander Leendersen, except a 
lot forty feet in breadth on the street, beside Sander Leendertsen, 
and in the rear twenty feet broad, and a garden behind Fort Orange, 
which the aforenamed Labitie reserves ; and that in full, possession 
and ownership, with all the right, title and interest which the afore- 
named Labitie has therein, for the sum of two thousand three hun- 
dred and fifty guilders in good, whole, deliverable beavers (with 
so much scarlet cloth as is required for a waistcoat for said Labitie's 
wife), in three payments, the first payment in the month of August 
A°. 1659, the second payment in the month of August A"*. i66p, and 
the third payment also in the aforesaid month A**. 1661 : The 
seller shall deliver the aforesaid house and lot on the first of May 
A®. 1659, the parties mutually binding their respective persons and 
estates, real and personal, subject to the control of all courts and 
judges. Done in the village of Beverwyck, the 12th of August A®. 
1658. 

Jan Baptist Van Rensselaer 
J. De HiNssii 
Hendrick Jochemss, witness 
Johannes Prozfoost, witness 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond of Hendrick Jochemsen to Jacob Visch 

[342] I, the undersigned, Henderick Jochimsen, acknowledge 
that I am well and truly indebted to Mr Jacob Visch* in thj sum of 
forty-three beavers and a half, growing out of the purchase of three 
hogsheads of French wine, the receipt of which wine from the 
hands of said Jacob Visch's servant I acknowledge. Which afore- 
said sum of forty-three and one-half beavers I promise to pay in the 
month of July A*». 1659 to the aforenamed Visch, or his attorney, 

^ 

* Jacob Visch, or Vis, was a trader at New Amsterdam. 

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66 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

for which I bind my person and estate, real and personal, submit- 
ting the same to all courts and judges. In witness whereof I have 
subscribed this with my usual hand. Done in the village of Bever- 
wyck, the 14th of August A**. 1658. 

Hendrick Jochemsz 

Bond and mortgage from Teunis Comelissen Slingerlant to Car^* 
sten Claessen with satisfaction of the same 

[343] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Port Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Frangoys Boon and Dirrick Janssen Croon, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Teunis Comelissen Slingerlant, who 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Carsten Claes- 
sen, carpenter, in the sum of twenty-two good beavers, which the 
aforesaid Slingerlant promises to pay in the month of June A**. 1659 
and as special security for the payment of said sum he mortgages 
his house standing in the villnge of Beverwyck, binding for the 
satisfaction of said mortgage his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, under submission to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 14th of August A®. 1658. 

TUENIS CORNELIS SlYNGHERL[a] NT 

On this 28th of July A**. 1659 appeared before me, Johannes La 
Montagne, Carsten Claessen, who declared that the above- written 
bond or mortgage had been fully satisfied. Dated as above. 

This is the X mark of Carsten Claessen 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage from Teunis Comelissen Slingerlant to 

Bastiaen Jansen van Gudsenhoven 

[344] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Pieter Hartgers and Jan Tomassen, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Teunis Cornelisz Slingerlant, who acknowledged 
that he was well and truly indebted to Jan Bastiaensz van Gudsen- 
hooven in the sum of three hundred and thirteen guilders, four 
stivers and eight pence, in good, whole, deliverable beavers, with 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 67 

interest on the same at ten per cent, and promises the same to pay 
in the month of June A**. 1659; as special security for which sum 
the said Slingerlant gives a mortgage on his house and lot lying in 
the village of Beverwyck, whereof the said Gudsenhooven shall 
have the preference excepting Madam De Hulter, and for the satis- 
faction of the same he binds his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 14th of August A**. 1658. 

TUENYS CORNELIS SlYNGHERLANT 

Pieter Hartg[erU] 
Jan Thomasz 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deposition of Jan Joosten and Adriaen Symonsen respecting 
the purchase of two iron cannon from Jan Dareth 

[345] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Abraham Staets and Pieter Hangers, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Jan Joosten and Adriaen Symonsen, who 
declare and attest that in the year 1657 they bought and received 
from the worthy Jan Dareth two small iron pieces,*^ for which the 
deponents paid five beavers at eight guilders apiece, which they, 
the deponents, at the request of the said Dareth. declare in the 
presence of the aforesaid magistrates to be true and trustworthy, 
[in witness whereof] they have subscribed this in their usual hands. 
Done in Fort Orange, the 19th of August A®. 1658. 

Jan Joosten 
Adriaen Symensen 

Pieter Hartgerts 

Abram Staas 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deposition of Rem Jansen respecting the purchase of gun barrels 

from Jan -Dareth 

[346] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 



^ Twee Issere stuck j ens. 



68 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the Honorable Abraham Staets and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Rem Janssen, who declared and attested that 
in the year 1657 he bought and received from the worthy Jan Dareth 
forty-five gun barrels, as well whole as half, which were burnt and 
damaged by the fire in the house of Mr Arent van Curler, so that 
I swear they were no more than old iron, for which barrels I paid 
ninety-five guilders in seawan reckoned at ten guilders a beaver, 
which I swear and declare in presence of the above-named magis- 
trates and at the requisition of the aforenamed Dareth to be true 
and trustworthy, and have subscribed the same in my accustomed 
hand. Done in Fort Orange, the 19th of August A°. 1658. 

Rem Yanszen 

Pieter Hartgerts 
Abram Staas 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jacob Loocker- 

mans 

[347] Terms and conditions on which Jacob Loockermans 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his 
house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer with kitchen, cellar 
and a small chamber built up with brick; the seller shall [further- 
more] deliver the house [as follows] : the garret floor and the main 
floor laid; the gable of matched boards; a stairway to the garret 
and a stairway to the cellar; a bedstead in the chamber; [the house] 
with the lot extending in length to Anderies Herbertsen's fence and 
in breadth thirty feet. 

Deliver}^ shall be made on the last day of September next ensuing. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, merchantable beavers 
in two instalments; the first payment shall be made on delivery of 
said house and lot and the second payment on the first of July 
A**. 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within the time of 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within said time, 
then [the house and lot] shall be again offered for sale at his 
expense and charge and whatever less they shall come to, he shall 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 69 

beholden to make good and whatever more they shall fetch shall 
not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Deposition of Abraham Staets about the purchase of a small 

iron cannon from Jan Dareth 

[348] Ap^ared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
Jan Tomassen and Fran^oys Boon, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Abraham Staets, who declared and attested that in the year 1657 
he bought and received from the worthy Jan Dareth a small iron 
piece, for which he paid four beavers at eight guilders apiece^ 
which he declares in the presence of the aforesaid magistrates 
and at the request of the said Jan Dareth to be true and trustworthy 
and he has subscribed this in his usual hand. Done in Fort Orange, 
the 19th of August A°. 1658. 

Abram Staas 
Jan Thomass 
Frangoys Boon 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deposition of Rutger Jacobsen against Nicolaes Gregory Hille- 
brant» a soldier, accused of attempting to commit sodomy 

[349] Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Rutger Jacobsen, 
who declared and attested at the requisition of the [prosecuting] 
officer, Johannes La Montagne, in presence of Jan Tomassen and 
Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, that this day, 
being the 20th of August, being come behind the fort near the 
garden of Jochim Ketluyn and hearing the shrieking or cr>'ing of 
the youngster named Pieter Adriaensen, the son of the wife of 
Henderick Jochimsen, he hastily walked to [the spot] and there 
saw a soldier named Nicolaes Gregory Hillebrandt® lying on his 
knees met syn mannelyckheyt uyt syn broeck and having before 
him the aforesaid youngster, which said Nicolaes Gregory Hille- 
brant forcibly wanted to undo the boy's breeches, who struggling 
and crying defended himself as best he could, saying " There is 
Rutt 00m;" whereupon said Nicolaes Hillebrant looked around and 



•Augnst 26, 1658, Hillebrant stated before the court that he was 29 years 
of age and born, at Prague. 



^0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

this deponent said: "You rascal, what are you doing there?" 
Then said Nicolaes Hillebrant got up and went out of the garden, 
whereupon the deponent took the child and brought him to his 
mother's house, being followed by the aforesaid Nicolaes Gregory, 
who said: "If you tell anything, I will say you He like a thief," 
and followed him to Henderick Jochimsen's house, where coming 
would perforce [350] drink with the deponent, which he refused 
to do, whereupon Nicolaes Gregory said: "Are you angry with me?" 
and was so importunate that the bystanders said : " What's the mat- 
ter with you, Nicolaes ; have you anything on your conscience that 
you want to force the man to drink with you?" All of which he 
attested under oath to be true and trustworthy. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 20th of August A**. 1658. 

RUTGER JaCOBSZ 

Jan Thomasz 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

On the same date, in presence of the aforesaid magistrates, Pieter 
Adriaensen, aged about seven years, declared that this day the 
trumpeter wanted to undo his breeches and threatened to beat him 
with a stick and that the trumpeter had taken him out of his mother's 
yard and led him behind the gardens and said that he saw him 
pull his mannelyckheyt uyt syn broeck. All of which he declared, 
being assisted by his mother Elsjen, Henderick Jochimsen's wife. 
Jan Thomasz 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Power of attorney from Dirck Dircksen Keyser to Philip 

Pietersen Schuyler 

[351] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the herein- 
after named witnesses, Dirrick Dircksz Keysser, who declared that 
he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and appoint, the 
Honorable Philip Pietersen Schuyler his attorney, in the principal's 
name and on his behalf to collect and receive [the amount of] the 
following obligations: of Rutger Jacobsen, one of fifty-four and 
another of thirty-eight good, whole, merchantable beavers; of Jan 
V[er]beeck an obligation of twenty-seven good, whole beavers; 
and of Claes Hendericksz six whole beavers; and on receipt 
acquittance to give and to the said principal a proper accounting 
to make; promising to hold good whatever the attorney in said 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 ^\ 

matter shall do, binding thereto his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, under submission to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 22d of August A**. 1658, in presence of Claes Pietersen 
and Johannes Provoost. 

DiRCK DiRCKSEN KeYSER 

Claesz Pxerszen 
Johannes Provoost 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Receipt of Philip Pietersen Schuyler for the above obligations 

[352] I, the undersigned, Philip Pietersen, acknowledge that I 
have received from Dirrick Dircksen Keysser four obligations, to 
wit : two of Rutger Jacobsen, amounting to the sum of ninety-two 
good, whole beavers; one of Jan Verbeeck for twenty-seven good 
beavers; and one of Claes Hendericksz, amounting to six beavers; 
which I promise to send off as soon as I have collected the same ; 
and for the better satisfaction the said Dirck Keyser has delivered 
the aforesaid obligations to Philip Pietersen in presence of Johannes 
Provoost. Done in Fort Orange, this 22d of August A". 1658. 

Philip Pietersen 
Johannes Provoost, present 

Deposition of Asser Levi regarding the ownership of a brandy 
cask which an Indian took from the island opposite the fort 

[353] Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk of the court 
of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Asser Levy, who 
attested and declared in presence of the Honorable Abraham Staets, 
at the requisition of the [prosecuting] officer, that the empty anker 
which the Indian [took?] from the island over against the fort 
was his and that he sold .three of the same mark to Hans Vosch, 
one of which, containing brandy, was still lying in the cellar of the 
said Hans Vosch, marked LH. ; which he attests to be true and 
trustworthy. Done in Fort Orange, this 22d of August A^ 1658. 

Asser Levi 
Abram Staas 

Power of attorney from Pieter Symonsen to Frangoys Boon 

[354] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Pieter Symonsen, who 



72 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

declared that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and 
appoint, the Honorable Fran^oys Boon his attorney, in the prin- 
cipal's name and on his behalf to collect and receive here in New 
Netherland such debts and moneys as are due to the principal 
according to obligations, writings and other proofs thereof; against 
the delinquent to proceed and all legal steps to observe ; the attorney 
to have power to give acquittance for receipts and when requested 
to make a proper accounting of his transactions and receipts; [the 
principal] promising to hold good and valid whatever the attorney 
shall do in the matter, for which he binds his person and estate, 
real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges. 
Done in Fort Orange, this 30th of August 1658, in presence of 
Johannes Provoost and Jan Claessen. 

PlETER SyMENSZ 

Johannes Provoost, witness 
Jan Claesz Backer 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Contract of sale between Gerrit Bancker and Jan Dareth of a 

house and lot in Beverwyck 

[355] Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost, clerk of the 
court of Fort Orange, in the presence of the hereinafter named 
[persons], the worthy Gerrit Bancker, who declared that he had 
sold and granted, as he hereby does [sell and grant], to the worthy 
Johan Dareth, his house and lot lying in the village of Beverw-yck 
with all such right and title as the aforenamed Gerrit Bancker is 
possessed of according to the patent thereof, adjoining to the south 
Meyndert Fredricksz, to the north Jan van Eeckelen,' and that for 
the sum of one thousand eight hundred guilders in good, whole, 
deliverable beavers, which aforesaid sum the aforenamed Jan Dare.h 
promises to pay in two payments, to wit, the first payment in th3 
month of June A°. 1659 and the second payment in the month of 
June A°. 1660, wherefore the seller shall be holden to deliver the 
aforesaid house and lot on the first of May A"*. 1659, free and unin- 
cumbered, and for the payment of said sum the worthy Philip 
Pietersen and Anderies Herbertsen oflFer themselves as sureties and 
principals to the content of the seller, which sale and bargain each 



^ Cf. deed for the same property from Jan Coster van Aecken to Gerrit 
Bancker, April I'V, 1667, in Early Records of Albany, 1:407. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 73 

for himself promises to carry out, therefor binding their persons 
and estates, real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in the village of Beverwyck, the last of August A°. 
1658, in presence of Jacob Schermerhoom and Cornelis Jacobsen. 

Jan Dareth 

Philip Pieterse Schuyler 

ANDRfEs Herberts 

Jacob Jansen Scliermerhooren, witness 
Cornelis Jacobsz, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Clerk 

Testimony of Jan Eeraerts and Tys Servaes regarding the killing 

of Claes Cornelissen 

[356 blank; 357] Information given about the death of Claes 
Cornelissen, struck dead with a knife in the house of Henderick 
Jochimsen, innkeeper, on the 31st of August A**. 1658. 

Jan Eeraerts, from Wesel, aged 23 years, testifies that Daniel 
Bonvou, a soldier, and Claes Cornelissen got into a fight about some 
words and threw each other down. Thereafter they again went at 
each other and Daniel Bonvoo tried to stab the aforesaid Claes 
Cornelissen with his rapier, whereupon the deponent took his rapier 
from him. For the third time Claes Cornelissen wanted to strike 
the said Daniel Bonvoo with his fists, whereupon Daniel Bonvou 
stabbed him in the breast with a knife and forthwith ran away. 
All of which he testifies to be true and trust worthv. 

Johannes Eerraerts 

Which Jan Eraers attests having taken place in presence of Pieter 
Moree, Abraham Stevensen alias Crawaet ® and Tys Servaes. 

Tys Servaes, at the requisition of the prosecuting officer, testifies 
that the deposition of Jan Eerraets is true and trustworthy. 

This is the O mark of Tys Servaes 

Bond of Aert Goosen van Twiller to Jacob Hendricksen 

[358] Appeared before me, Johannes Le Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange, Arent Gosen van Twiller,® who acknowledged himself to 



* Probably intended for " Crowaet," the Croatian ; see Vqh Rensselaer 
Bowier Mss, p. 819. 

• See about him Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 840. 



74 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

be indebted to Jacob Hendericksse in the sum of four hundred 
guilders, to be paid in Holland in current money, for which he binds 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, in 
presence of Jan Eeraerts and Daniel Pietersse, witnesses, the sth 
of September 1658. 

Aert Goose n 
Johannes Eeraerts 
Nattaneiel Pieterse 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Jan Dareth to Jan Baptist van 

Rensselaer 

[359] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Jan Dareth, who 
declared that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and 
appoint, the Honorable Johannes Baptist van Rencelaer his attorney, 
in the principal's name and on his behalf to demand and receive 
from the curators by the court appointed over the estate of the late 
Joost Dareth, or of others in whose hands the said estate may be, 
such portion as is coming to the principal on account of his mother, 
the late Lysbet Rycken, late wife of said Joost Dareth, deceased; 
also in said matter to sue, compound or proceed otherwise in due 
course of law as if the principal were himself present; to obtain 
judgment and in case of need to appeal therefrom, or to acquiesce 
therein, as the attorney may think best, and for receipts acquittance 
to give (provided the attorney be holden to render an accounting and 
the balance to the principal) ; for which [the principal] binds his 
person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 13th 
of September A®. 1658, [in presence of] Teunis Teunissen and 
Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Dareth 
Teunis Teunisz 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 75 

Deed from Rutger Jacobsen to Harmen Albertsen Vedder of a 

house and lot in Beverwyck 

[360] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort Orange 
and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the honorable Frangoys 
Boon and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Rutger 
Jacobsen, who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as he 
hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the 
behoof of Harmen Albertsen Vedder, his heirs and assigns, his 
house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the 
east Goosen Gerritsen, to the west Jan Vinhagel, to the north the 
street, to the south the grantor; length sixty- four feet, breadth 
thirty-six feet, front and rear, with an alley of five feet in breadth 
extending to the kill, lying between Goossen Gerritsen and the afore- 
said grantor ; for which said house and lot the grantor acknowledges 
that he has been fully satisfied and he therefore warrants the 
grantee against all claims and demands, binding thereto his person 
and estate, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in the village of Bever- 
wyck, the 14th of September A®. 1658. 

. Rutger Jacobsz 

Franqoys Boon 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Cornells Jacobsen to Pieter de Jongh 

[361] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, the worthy Comelis Jacobsen, 
who declares that he has constituted, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint, the worthy Pieter de Jongh ^® his attorney, in the 
principars name and on his behalf to demand and receive here in 
New Netherland such debts and moneys as are due here to the 
principal according to obligations, notes and other evidences thereof ; 
against the delinquent to proceed, taking all necessary legal steps, 
and to cause execution to be made as the case may require; with 
power to give acquittance for receipts; provided that the attorney 
on request is to make a proper return of his transactions and 



*® Pieter Cornelissen de Jongh ; see Early Records of Albany, i :255. 



76 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

receipts; [the principal] promising that he will hold good and valid 
whatever the attorney shall do in the matter, for which he binds 
his person and estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all 
courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the i6th of September 
A**. 1658, in presence of Gysbert van Inborch and Johannes 
Provoost. 

CORNELIS JaCOBSZ 

Gysbert van Imborch 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Jan Claessen Backer to Frangois Boon 

[362] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissar}'^ at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the herein- 
after named witnesses, Jan Claessen Backer, who declared that he 
had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and appoint, the 
Honorable Frangoys Boon his attorney, in the principal's name and 
on his behalf to collect and receive here in New Netherland all 
such debts and moneys as are due here to the principal according to 
obligations, notes and other evidences thereof; against the delin- 
quents to proceed, all legal steps to take and execution to have 
issued as the case may require ; for receipts acquittance to give and 
when required a proper accounting to render; [the principal] 
promising to hold good and valid whatever the attorney shall do in 
the matter, binding thereto his person and estate, real and personal. 
Done in Fort Orange, the i6th of September A**. 1658, in presence 
of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Jan Claessz Backer 
Ludouicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Bond and mortgage of Jan Martensen to Daniel Verveelen 

(canceled) 

[363] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 77 

Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the Honorable 
Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said juris- 
diction, Jan Martensen, who acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Daniel Verveelen in the sum of seven hundred 
Carolus guilders in good, whole, merchantable beavers, which he, 
Jan Martensen, has to his content received in merchandise, and 
promises to pay the aforesaid sum next spring, which shall be in 
the year 1659; as special security for which aforesaid sum and debt 
he mortgages his house." 

Power of attorney from Jacob Hendricksen to Teunis Teunisscn 

Metselaer 

[364] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissar}' at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the here- 
inafter named witnesses, Jacob Hendericksz, who declared that he 
had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and appoint, Teunis 
Teunissen Metselaer his attorney, in the principal's name and on • % 

his behalf to collect and receive here in New Netherland all such 
debts and moneys as are due to the principal according to obliga- 
tions, notes and other evidences thereof; against the delinquents to 
proceed, all necessary legal steps to take and to have execution 
issued as the case may require; for receipts acquittance to give, 
provided that the attorney shall be holden to render a proper 
accounting and settle with the principal, who promises to hold good 
and valid whatever the attorney shall do in the matter, for which 
he binds his person and estate, real and personal, submitting the 
same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 17th of 
September A**. 1658, in presence of Jan Gauw and Johannes 
Provoost. 

This is the X mark of Jacob Hendericksen, 
set with his own hand 

This is the X mark of Jan Gauw, made by himself 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



^^ Canceled in original. 



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Public sale of personal property of Bastiaen de Winter 

[365] Conditions on which Bastiaen de Winter proposes to sell 
at public sale some furniture, payments to be made in seawan, 
within 24 hours. This day, the 23d of September A**. 1658. Auction 
fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Volckert Janssen, a candlestick and tongs fl, 6 

Tryn Jochimsen, tongs and chain 8 

Teeuwes Abrahamsen, a pothook and pan 5 

Claes Bev[er], 18 wooden plates 2 : 14 

ditto, a kettle 

Jan Tomassen, an iron pot 

Jan van Eeckelen, a salt cellar and small pewter 

bowl 

Jan van Aecken, a pewter cup and pitcher 

ditto, a pewter basin 

Carsten Fredricksen, 4 pewter plates 

Volckert Janssen, 2 pewter platters 9 

ditto, 2 chargers 12 

Barent, the miller," a small copper pan 8 

Tomas Pouwel, one ditto and a skimmer 5 

Abram Vosborgh, a parcel of earthen dinner plates . 2 

The brewer of Willem Bout, for earthen ware 4 

Jurriaen Teunissen, a copper kettle 22 

Daniel V[er]veelen, a tablecloth 5 

Barent, the smith,^* two napkins 6 

Willem Janssen Schutt, two ditto 6 

Tomas Pouwel, two ditto 6 

Carsten Fredricksen, two ditto 2 

Jan Harmsen Backer, a pillowcase 2 

Caspar Jacobsen, 2 handkerchiefs 3 

Jurriaen Janssen, 2 ditto , 3 

Poulus Dircksen, 2 unbleached bed sheets 10: 2 

Jacob Loockermans, 2 ditto 11: 5 

Volckert Janssen, 2 ditto 14:14 

Carsten Fredricksen, a piece of woolen cloth 3'- 5 

Tomas Pouwel, a chimney cloth with a valance. ... 3:6 



10 
10 

5 
12 

13 
18 



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^^ Barent Pietersen Coeymans, the miller. 
*^ Barent Reyndertsen, the smith. 



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[366] Carried forward 

Volckert Janssen, a christening robe 

ditto, a cloak 

Jan van Aecken, 3 Indian children's coats 

Jan Harmsen Backer, 3 ditto coats 

Volckert Janssen, 2 fur caps 

Jan van Aecken, 2 ditto. 

Jacob Schermerhom, 2 curtains and sundries 

Jan van Aecken, 2 fur caps 

ditto, a pair of cloth stockings 

Jan Harmensen, a Bible 

Jan Tomassen, a Bible 

Carsten Fredricksen, a parcel of books 

Barent, the miller, a dark lantern 

Volckert Janssen, an Indian coat 

ditto, one ditto 

Jan van Aecken, one ditto 

Volckert Janssen, one ditto 

ditto, seven ditto @ ^.13 apiece 

Tomas Pouwel, two small ditto 

Volckert Janssen, a parcel of fur caps, unfinished. . 

Eldert Gerbertsen, some old silk stockings 

Geertie Bouts, 3 pairs of Faroe {feerosse) stock- 
ings 

Jan van Aecken, 6 pairs of mittens 

Tomas Pouwel, 12 pairs of children's stockings. . . . 

Barent, the smith, a pillowcase 

Mattheeus Abrahamsen, 3 cravats 

Henderick Jochimsen, a sanitary girdle and cravat. 

Broer Cornelissen, a parcel of mittens 

Mother Schaets, 12 pairs of children's stockings. . . 

Geertie Bouts, 6 pairs ditto 

Poulus Dircksen, an unbleached sheet 

Jan van Eeckelen, a parcel of laces 

Geertie Bouts, a child's shirt with two false sleeves 

Jan van Eeckelen, a parcel of mittens 

La Montague, 6 pairs of children's stockings 

Jan van Aecken, a lot of miscellany and a leather 
coat 

Henderick Jochimsen, a parcel of galloons 



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6 

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16 

12 

8 

9 
2 

6 

8 

8 

10 

5 

5 
18 

18 

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15 
91 

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8 

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9 

5 

13 
2 

2 

4 

5 

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10 

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[367] Carried forward ^-635 



Adriaen Gerritsen, a parcel of knives and box 

Willem Teljer, 2 pipes and an Indian shell 

Henderick Jochimsen, a lot of miscellany 

Adriaen van Ilp>endam, ditto 

Jan Harmsen, junior, a saw and an ax 

Teunis Jacobsen, an ax, with Comans ^* 

Tomas Pouwel, a parcel of salt 

Geertie Bouts, a parcel of soap 

Johannes Provoost, a bed 

Geertie Bouts, 2 scales 

Willem Schut, a lot of miscellany 

Volckert Janssen, a gun 

Jan van Aecken, a chest 

Daniel V[er]veelen, a hammock to be paid for in 
beavers 



/ 

7 
6 

5 

4 

3 

14 

57 
2 

3 
21 

18 



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5 



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18 

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5 

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Public sale of hops on the land of Jan Jansen van Otterspoor 

[368] Conditions and terms on which Teunis Teunissen 
metselaer and Jurriaen Teunissen propose to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder the hops which now stand on the 
land of Jan Janssen van Otterspoor, deceased. 

The aforesaid hops shall be delivered to the buyer as the same 
stand, but the buyer shall be holden to remove them at his own risk, 
and when the buyer shall have picked the hops, he is then to lay the 
poles in a heap to be returned to the seller. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, deliverable beavers, 
to wit, the half, and the other half in good, deliverable seawan, next 
year 1659, ^" ^^^ ^^^^ of July. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
joint and several, immediately, to the content of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time, [the hops] shall again be offered for sale at his expense and 
charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to 
make good and whatever more they shall fetch shall not inure to 
his profit. The auction fees shall be a charge upon the buyer. 

At the above sale, the prices being run down, Jan Helmsen 



14 



With Barent Pieterscn Comans, or Coeymans. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 81 

remained the last bidder for the hops above named, on the above- 
written conditions, for the sum of one hundred and two guilders, 
for which Jochim Wesselsen and Barent Gerritsen offered them- 
selves as sureties and principals, binding for the payment of the 
aforesaid sum their persons and estates, real and personal. Done 
in the village of Beverwyck, the 24th of September A°. 1658. 

This is the mark X of Ian Helm sen, made by himself 

JocHEM backer 
This is the mark X of Barent Gerritsen 
Ludoiticus Cobes 
J. Frovoost, witness 

Conditions of public sale of the land of Jan Jansen van Otterspoor 

[369] Conditions and terms on which Teunis Teunissen 
and Jurriaen Teunissen propose to sell at public sale to the 
highest bidder the land of Jan Janssen van Otterspoor, 
deceased, which he bought at auction of Madam De Hulter/' 

First, the aforesaid land shall be delivered to the buyer, lying by 
the fourth kill ; to the north Comelis Teunissen, in breadth twelve 
rods and seven feet; along the river side, in length thirty rods; 
to the south the tile vard, in breadth twentv rods; to the west the 
i5rr^/i^^/ft(?jrA^* twenty- four rods ; the poles which are upon the afore- 
said land remain for the benefit- of the buyer. 

Delivery shall be made tomorrow, being the 25th of September, 
but the hops standing thereon with the garden truck belong to the 
seller. 

Payment shall be made in two payments in good, whole, deliver- 
able beavers, the first payment on the first of July A°. 1659 and the 
second payment on the first of July A*. 1660. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
immediately. 

If th€ buyer can not furnish two sufficient sureties in the afore- 
said time, then [the land] shall be offered for sale again at his 
charge and expense and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not inure 
to his profit. 

The auction fees shall be a charge upon the buyer. 



^^ See Early Records of Albany, i : 57-58. 
^•Literally: cripple bush; a thicket. 



82 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Sale of the slaughter excise to Frans Barentsen Pastoor 

[370] Conditions and terms on which the honorable vice 
director and the magistrates of Fort Orange and the village 
of Beverwyck propose to let the slaughter excise for the 
term of one year. 

The farming of the aforesaid slaughter excise shall begin on the 
first of October of the year 1658 and end on the last of September 
A*». 1659. 

The farmer shall receive one stiver of every guilder that the 
slaughtered animals, whether ox, cow, calf, bull, hog, goat or sheep, 
shall be worth and in case of dispute, appraisal shall be made by 
impartial persons. 

The farmer shall be holden for the excise money to furnish two 
sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the honorable lessors, a 
just fourth part of the excise to be paid every quarter year in good 
merchantable seawan; and if the former can not furnish sufficient 
sureties, then [the excise] shall be offered [for sale] again at his 
expense and charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more it shall bring shall not 
inure to his benefit. 

Frans Barentsen Pastoor remained the last bidder of the afore- 
said excise for the sum of seven hundred [371] and ninety-seven 
guilders, according to the aforesaid conditions; for which afore- 
said sum Cornelis Teunissen Bosch and Pieter Brouck offered them- 
selves as sureties and principals, binding for the payment and satis- 
faction of the honorable lessors their persons and estates, real and 
personal, submitting the same to the authority of all courts and 
judges. 

Done in the village of Beverwyck, this first of October A**. 1658, 
in the presence of Johannes Provoost and Lowies Cobus. 

Frans Barentz Pastoor 

CORNELUS ThONISEN BoS 

Pyeter Bronck 
Johannes Provoost, witness 
Ludouicus Cobes 

Bond and mortgage of Jan Martensen to Daniel Verveelen 

[372] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Jan 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 83 

Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Jan Martensen, who acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to the worthy Daniel Verveelen in the sum of six hundred 
Carolus guilders in good, whole, merchantable beavers, for which 
he, Jan Martensen, has received merchandise to his content, and 
promises the aforesaid sum to pay next spring which shall be in 
the year 1659; and to this end he mortgages his house and lot lyin;^ 
in the village of Beverwyck as special security for the payment of 
the aforesaid sum, promising the foregoing to perform, for which 
he binds his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
submitting the same to the authority of all courts and judges. Dons 
in Fort Orange, the first of October A**. 1658. 

This is the mark X of Jan Martensen, 
made with his own hand 
Jan Thomass 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Oraiujc 

Bond and mortgage of Dirck Bensem to Willem Fredericksen 

Bout 

[373] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange, in the presence of the Honorable Fransois Boon and 
Ariaen Gerrits, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Dirck Bensich, 
inhabitant of the village of Beverwyck, who declared that he was 
truly indebted to Willem Fredricksen Bout in the number of ninety 
beavers, which he promises to pay in the year of 1659 *^ ^^e month 
of June, binding thereto his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future, especially his house wherein he dwells at present, 
as special security by way of mortgage, promising to warrant the 
same against all claims and submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 5th of October 1658/^ 

This is the X mark of Dirck Bensicii, 
made with his own hand 
Frangoys Boon 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

^^This bond was the result of a judgment given against Dirck Bensem on 
August 26, 1658, in an action for debt brought by Willem Fredericksen Bout 
for money due on a yacht. See Early Records of Albany, i .27-28. 



84 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond of WiUem Brouwer to Jeronimus Ebbinck, mortgaging his 
house and lot as special security for the money due 

[376]^^ Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of 
the Honorable Franqoys Boon and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Willem Brouwer, who acknowledges that he is 
well and truly indebted to Jeronimus Ebbinck, burgher and trader 
at Amsterdam in New Netherland, in the sum of nine hundred 
guilders and thirteen stivers for and in consideration of divers 
wares, goods and merchandise, as duffels, blankets, dosyntiens^^ 
and woolen cord to his content received, therefore promising the 
aforesaid sum of nine hundred guilders and thirteen stivers to 
satisfy and pay to the aforenamed Ebbinck or to the lawful bearer 
of this at farthest in the month of July A®. 1658 first coming punc- 
tually and without longer delay, in good, whole, merchantable 
beaver skins, without presenting halves or thirds in payment, and 
furthermore with interest thereon at ten per cent a year, commencing 
on the last day of June last and running until the full and effectual 
payment ; thereto binding his person and estate, real and personal, 
nothing excepted, to the authority of all lords, [377] courts, tri- 
bunals and judges and especially his house and lot standing and 
lying in the village of Beverwyck aforenamed, adjoining and 
bounded on the one side by Johannes Withart and on the other side 
by Pieter Hartgers, for the payment of the aforesaid sum and 
interest and for the recovery thereof, if need be, without loss or 
expense; binding himself hereby in advance to confess judgment 
for said amount by the court of Beverwyck aforesaid, for the rea- 
son, as the debtor declares, that the said Ebbinck has done him a 
great favor in accommodating him with the aforesaid goods. All 
in good faith, this has been subscribed by the debtor. Done in the 
village of Beverwyck. this 12th of October A**. 1658. 

Willem Brouwer 
FratiQoys Boon 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Grange 



"Pages 374-75 contain an incomplete draft of the bond of Willem 
Brouwer which is canceled in the record. 

^® Probably the same as what is known in French as drops de dougaine; 
that is, light-weight cloth for summer wear and ladies' dresses. 



MORTGAGES 1658^-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 85 

Sale of the burghers' excise on wine and beer to Adriaen Jansen 

Appel 

[378] Conditions on which the honorable commissary and 
the magistrates of Fort Orange and the village of Bever- 
wyck propose to let to the highest bidder the burghers' wine 
and beer excise for the term of one year. 

The farming shall begin on the first day of November A°. 1658 
and end on the last day of October A**. 1659, according to the 
ordinances of our fatherland. 

The farmer shall collect for a tun of good beer one daelder/^ 
for a tun of small beer ten stivers, for a hogshead of French wine 
six guilders, for an anker of brandy, Spanish wine or liquor two 
guilders. 

The farmer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the 
honorable lessors, to pay the aforesaid burghers' excise, every 
quarter year a just fourth part of the whole sum in good strung 
seawan. 

And in case the farmer should fail [379] in the aforesaid sure- 
ties, then the said excise shall be offered again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make 
good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not inure to his benefit. 

At the letting of the above excise, by lowering bid (bij af slack), 
Adriaen Janssen van Leyden^^ remained the last bidder for the sura 
of one thousand eight hundred and seventy guilders on the afore- 
said conditions and at the same time Anderies Herbertsen and 
Rutger Jacobsen offered themselves as sureties and principals for 
the payment of the aforesaid sum, binding thereto their persons 
and estates, real and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to all courts and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the last day of October A®. 1658, in the 
presence of Johannies Provoost and Lowies Cobussen. 

Adriaen Jansz van Leyden 
Andries Herberts 
Rutger Jacobsz 

Johannes Provoost, witness 

Ludotiicus Cobes 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



^ One daelder=iy2 guilders. 

^ Adriaen Jansen Appel, from Leyden. 



86 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Farming of the burghers' excise continued to Adriaen Jansen 

Appel 

[380] On this last day of October A°. 1659, the honorable com- 
missary and magistrates have for the sake of accommodation pro- 
longed and continued the farming of the above excise to Adriaen 
Janssen van Leyden^*" for the sum of one thousand and seven hun- 
dred guilders; likewise Anderis Herbertsen and Ru'ger Jacobsen, 
as sureties and principals for the satisfaction of the said sum, bind 
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, 
submitting the same to the authority of all courts and judges. Done 
in Fort Orange, as above. 

A. Appel 
Andries Herbert.s 

Lease of a house from Tierck Claessen to Arent Isacksen 

[381] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissar}^ at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Tierck Claesen, who 
declared that he had leased, as he hereby does lease, his house lying 
in the village of Beverwyck, for the term of one year beginning on 
the first of May 1659 and ending next year 1660, to Arent Isacksz, 
burgher and inhabitant of the city of Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land, for the sum of two hundred guilders in good, merchantable 
beavers at eight guilders apiece; on condition that the lessor shall 
raise the ground behind the house and make a stoop in front of the 
house, the lessee bein'^: tound to pay each half year one-half of the 
aforesaid sum ; for wh'ch the parties bind their persons and estates, 
real and person?!, present and future. Thus done in Fort Orange, 
in presence of Jan Willemsz ?.nd Cornelis Teunissen, witnesses, 
the 20th of November A°. 1658. 

Tierck Claesse de Witt 

Arent Isackxen van den Huock" 

This is the X mark of Jan Willemsz 
This is the X mark of Cornelis Tennesen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 



^ Adriaen Jansen Appcl, from Ley den. 

" Arent Isaackscn van den Houck, or van Hoeck. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 168I-I76S 87 

Power of attorney from Pieter Jansen van Stockholm to Sjrmon 

Jansen Romeyn 

[382] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Pieter Janssen van Stockholm, late 
soldier of the aforesaid company, who declared that he had con- 
stituted, as he hereby does constitute and appoint, the worthy 
Symon Janssen Romeyn, trader at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
his attorney, in the principal's name and on his behalf to demand 
and receive from the General Chartered West India Company, at 
the Chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of four hundred and twenty- 
nine guilders, nine stivers and eight pence, which the principal has 
earned at Amsterdam in New Netherland of the aforesaid com- 
pany, as appears by the account subscribed on the debit side Carel 
van Brugen and on the credit side P. Stuyvesant ; with power like- 
wise one or more in his place to substitute in case the attorney 
shall deem this advisable; for receipts acquittance to give and in 
said matter to act as if the principal were present, who promises 
to hold good and valid whatever the attorney shall do in said matter, 
for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Oran^^e, 
the 23d of November A®. 1658, in presence of Johannes Provoost 
and Jan Cloet. 

Pieter Janssen v. Stokholm 
Johannes Provoost, witness 
Johannss Clute 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Rem Jansen to Teunis Gysbertsen 

Bogaerdt 

[383] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Rem Janssen, who 
declared that he had constituted, as he hereby does constitute and 
appoint, Teunis Gysbertsen Bogaerdt, his attorney, in the principars 
name and on his behalf to enter upon and take possession of the 
principal's farm lying on Long Island, near the Manhatans, with 



88 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the oxen, cows, horses and all its appurtenances, which aforesaid 
farm is occupied by Henderick van Breemen, inasmuch as the 
tenant's term expired on the first day of November A"*. 1658; 
promising to hold good whatever the attorney shall do in the said 
matter, for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, 
submitting the same to all courts and judges. 

Done in Fort Orange, the 24th of November A**. 1658, in the 
presence of Jan Barensen and Johannes Provoost, witnesses 

RE\f Yanszen 
Jan Barents en 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Letting of the tavernkeepers' excise on wine, beer and distilled 

liquor to Adriaen Jansen Appel 

[384] Terms and conditions on which the director general 
and council of New Netherland propose to farm out the 
excise on beer, wine and distilled liquor consumable by 
tapsters in Fort Orange and the village cf Beverwyck and 
the appendances thereof. 

First, the farming out as well as the collection^* of the excise 
takes place in accordance with the praiseworthy custom of our 
fatherland and conformable to the printed ordinances and placards 
to that eflFect of their High Mightinesses the Lords States General 
of the United Netherlands (concerning Finance and Subsidies 
required for Public Purposes), printed copies whereof shall be 
placed in the hands of the honorable commissary and magistrates. 

The farming shall begin on the first of November of this year 
1658 and end on the last of October A®. 1659, during which time 
the farmer himself may collect and receive, or through his clerk 
or collector may cause to be collected and received, for all wines, 
beers and distilled liquors to be consumed or drawn by any tapster, 
innkeeper or retailer by the small measure in Fort Orange, the 
village of Beverwyck, Rencelaerswyck, in Katskil, Esopus and in 



^ The Dutch text repeats the word used in the first instance : " de 
pachihige soo tvel als de pach tinge." Tire word intended in the first place 
is probably " verpachtinge/* 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 89 

Other places lying or to be established between them during that 
time, as follows: 

For a tun of domestic beer 4 guilders 

For a tun of overseas or foreign beer 6 

-For a hogshead of French or Rhenish wine. . 16 



ft 



[385] For an anker of brandy or distilled liquor, 

malmsey, Spanish wine or Canary wines. ... 6 guilders 
per anker and for larger or smaller casks in 
proportion 

If, in raising or lowering the bids, two or more persons bid alike, 
it shall be left to the judgment of the honorable lessors to choose 
and to grant the excise to one of the bidders, if they please, or else 
to offer it again, if they should deem that advisable. 

The farmer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties for 
the excise money to the satisfaction of the honorable lessors and 
every year pay a just fourth part in current seawan to the receiver 
of the director general or their agent upon the order of the said 
director general and council. 

To prevent all future cavil, misunderstanding, compounding and 
frauds, the honorable lessors stipulate and order that after the 
expiration of this term, when the excise shall have been farmed 
out anew, the new farmer shall have liberty immediately, or on the 
following day, or at the longest within the time of three days after 
the new letting, in the usual manner and in the presence of the 
former farmer, if he chooses to be present, to make a gaging of 
the wines, beers and distilled liquors which [386] remain in the 
hands of the innkeepers, tapsters and retailers and which were 
reported by them at the new letting; of which wines, beers and 
distilled liquors left over and found two-thirds of the receipts or 
excise due shall revert and be turned over by the former farmer 
to his successor. 

The director general and council reserve the right to interpret 
and amplify these conditions and promise the farmer all proper 
help and assistance. Thus done and ratified. 

At the letting of the above excise, by lowering bid {bij af slack), 
Adriaen Janssen van Leyden^^ remained the last bidder for the sum 
of four thousand, three hundred guilders upon the aforesaid con- 
ditions, for which said sum Anderies Herbertsen and Rutger Jacob- 



^ Adriaen Jansen Appel, from Leyden. 



90 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

sen offered themselves as sureties, binding for the satisfaction of 
said sum their persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in the 
village of Beverwyck, the 25th of November A®. 1658, in presence 
of Lowies Cobussen and Johannes Provoost. 

Adriaen Jansz v: Lvden 
Andries Herberts 
RuTGER Jacobs 

Ludoiiiciis Cobes 

Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of sale of a horse and cart of Tjerck Claessen de Witt 

[387] Conditions on which Tjerck Claessen proposes to 
sell at public sale to the highest bidder a horse and cart and 
leather harness and all other appurtenances. 

Payment for the aforesaid horse and cart shall be made on the 
first of June of the coming year 1659, one-half in good, whole, mer- 
chantable beavers and the other half in current seawan. 

Deliver}^ shall be made tomorrow, being the 26th of this month. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties jointly 
rnd severally liable as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
rnd that immediatelv. 

If the buyer can not funiish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time, then [the horse and cart] shall be offered for sale again at 
his expense and charge, and whatever less they shall bring, he shall 
be holden to make good and whatever more they shrll fetch shall 
not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be a charge upon the buyer. 

[Canceled in the record] 

Public sale of land of Jan de Groot, deceased, to Claes van 

Bockhoven 

[388] On this 25th of November A**. 1658, Teunis Teunissen 
metselaer and Jurriaen Teunissen offered at public sale the land of 
Jan de Groot, deceased, whereof Claes van Bockhooven remained 
the last bidder for the sum of three hundred and forty guilders to 
be paid, one-half in good current seawan and the other half in 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S 9I 

good, whole, merchantable beavers, in two payments, the first pay- 
ment on the first of July A°. 1659 ^"^ ^^^ second payment on the 
first of July A**. 1660, for which aforesaid sum Cornelis Wyncoop 
and Willem Brouwer offer themselves as sureties and principals, 
binding for the satisfaction of the aforewritten sum their persons 
and estates, real and personal, present and future, submitting ths 
same to all courts and judges. Done in the village of Beverwyck 
as above, in presence of Lowies Cobussen and J. Provoost. 

This is the mark X of Claes van Bockhooven, 
made with his own hand 

Cornelis Wynckoop 
Willem Brouwer 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Carsten Fredericksen to Jan Harmensen, junior, of 

part of a lot in Beverwyck 

[389] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary of Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Franc^oys 
Boon and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jursdiction, 
Carsten Fredricksen, who declared that he had conveyed, as he 
hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the 
behoof of Jan Harmsen, junior, his heirs and assigns, a piece of 
a lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, which lot is a part of a 
patent granted by the director general and council of New Nether- 
land to Lourens Janssen under date of the 25th of October xV. 1653, 
and by the said Lourens Janssen conveyed to Cornelis Steenwyck 
for the behoof of Gabriel Leendersen on the 30th of July A°. 1655, 
and again by Cornelis Steenwyck, attorney for the aforesaid Gabriel 
Leendersen, conveyed to Carsten and Meyndert Fredricksz on the 
30th of July A°. 1655, as appears on the back of the said patent ;^^ 
which piece of the aforesaid lot adjoins on the south side the street, 
on the north side Mynder[t] Fredricksen, on the east side the 



^•The record of this patent, like that of all other patents of the same 
date, is lost. It included apparently a garden lot which on July 30, 1655, 
was likewise conveyed to Carsten and Meyndert Fredericksen and by them 
on July/r, 1668, conveyed to Jan Clute; see Early Records of Albany, 
1 :440-4i. 



92 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

grantor and on the west side Jan van Aecken ;-^ in length forty-three 
feet, in [390] breadth twenty-two wood feet, front and rear; for 
which aforesaid piece of a lot the grantor acknowledges that he has 
had satisfaction and promises to warrant the same against all claims 
and demands, for which he binds his person and estate, personal 
and real, present and future, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 30th of November A"*. 1658. 

Karsten Frericksen 
Frangoys Boon 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Release from Carsten Fredericksen to Meyndert Fredericksen 
for another part of the patent mentioned in the preceding 
deed 

[391] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the Honor- 
able Jan Tomassen and Abraham Staets, magistrates of said juris- 
diction, Carsten Fredricksz," who declared that he had granted and 
conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual 
possession, to the behoof of Meyndert Fredricksz, his heirs and 
assigns, a piece of a lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, which 
is a portion of the patent granted by the director general and 
council of New Netherland to Lourens Janssen under date of the 
25th of October A°. 1653, ^"^ ^Y Lourens Janssen conveyed to 
Cornel is Steenwyck for the behoof of Gabriel Leendersen on the 
30th of July A°. 1655, and again by Cornells Steenwyck, attorney 
for the aforesaid Gabriel Leendersen, conveyed to Carsten and 
Meyndert Fredricksen on the 30th of July A°. 1655, as appears on 
the back of said patent; which piece of the lot adjoins to the west^ 
the street, breadth three rods, eleven feet, one inch; to the south 
Jan Dareth, length two rods, eleven feet, four inches; to the west 
Jan van Aecken, breadth three rods, eleven feet, eight inches; to 
the north Carsten Fredricksen, length four rods, one foot, three 
inches; for which piece [392] of a lot the said grantor acknowledges 



" Jan Coster van Aecken ; see deed from Carsten and Meyndert Frederick- 
sen to the magistrates and from the magistrates to Van Aecken for adjoining 
lot, December 10, 1659, in Early Records of Albany, 1 1260-61, 

^ Apparently a mistake for " east," although the word oosten, which occurs 
immediately after wcsicn, is crossed out. 



MORTGAGES 1658--60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 93 

that he has had satisfaction and promises the same to warrant 
against all claims and demands, binding therefor his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, under submission to 
all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 30th of November 
A«. 1*658. 

Karsten Fredericksen 
Jan Thomasz 
Abram Staas 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of a house, lot and piece of land of 

Marten Hendricksen 

[394]^ Terms and conditions on which Marten Henderick- 
sen proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his 
house, lot and piece of land behind the said house, adjoining 
to the north Tomas Janssen, to the south the colony of Ren- 
celaerswyck, to the east a road and to the west a road. 

First, the aforesaid house, lot and piece of land shall be delivered 
to the buyer of such length and breadth as is to be seen in the two 
patents thereof, but the seller reserves to himself the brewer's tools 
that are in said house. 

Delivery of the aforenamed house, lot and piece of land shall be 
made on the first of May of this year 1659. 

Payment shall be made in three payments, to wit : the first pay- 
ment on delivery of the house, lot and land in good current seawan ; 
the second payment on the 15th of September A**, 1659, also in good 
current seawan ; and the third payment on the first of May A**. 1660, 
in good, whole, merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally liable as principals, to the satisfaction of the seller, 
within twenty- four hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time, the premises shall be offered for sale again at his expense 
and charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden 
to make good, and whatever more they shall bring shall not inure 
to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 



^Page 593 contains the first lines of another draft of the same conditions. 



94 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Albert Gerritsen 

[395 blank; 396] Terms and conditions on which Albert 
Gerritsen ^ proposes to sell at public sale to the highest 
bidder his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the aforesaid house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer, 
adjoining to the north Pieter Loockermans, to the south Jan van 
Eeckelen, to the east the street, to the west the fence of Adriaen 
Gerritsen ; length on the north side 85 feet, on the south side length 
with the house 92 feet, breadth in front on the street 24 feet and 
in the rear 21 feet, to wit, wood feet; furthermore, the seller shall 
be holden to erect a middle partition and to have a winding stairway 
built. 

Delivery of the aforesaid house and lot shall be made on the first 
of May of this year 1659. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments in good, whole, mer- 
chantable beavers, the first payment on the first of June of this year 
1659 ^"^ tbe second payment on the first of June A'*. 1660. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
within 24 hours. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time then the premises shall be again oflPered for sale at his 
charge and expense and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good and whatever more they shall fetch shall not 
inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of public sale of Jan Teunissen's garden 

[397 blank; 398] Conditions on which Jan Teunissen pro- 
poses to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his garden 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, next Mr Rencelaer's, on 
the river side. 

First, the garden shall be delivered to the buyer a*^ it now lies in 
its fence; to the west a road, length eight rods and seven feet; to 
the east along the river side, length eighl rods and one foot; to the 
north on the lot of Goosen Gerritsen, breadth six rods; and on the 
south side, breadth three and a half rods. 

Deliver^' shall be made at once. 



^ Albert Gerritsen was a carpenter by trade. He moved to the Esopus, 
where he was living in 1662. See Early Records of Albany, 1 :202, 418; and 
Dutch Records of Kingston, revised translation by Samuel Oppenheim, p. 12. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 95 

Payment shall be made in two payments, in good current seawan ; 
the first payment shall be on the first of January of this year 1659 
and the second payment on the last of February A**. 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller and 
that immediately. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time then [the garden] shall be oflFered for sale again at his 
expense and charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not 
inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees are a charge upon the buyer. 

[399] On the aforesaid conditions, by decreasing bid, Willem 
Fredericksz Bout remained the last bidder for the sum of one 
hundred and fifty-eight guilders, for which he binds his person and 
estate, real and personal. Done in the village of Beverwyck, this 
3d of January A°. 1659, in presence of Loduvicus Cobussen and 
Johannes Provoost. 

This is the mark X of Willem Fredricksz 
Bout, made with. his own hand 
Ludouicus Cobes 
Johannes Provoost, witness 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Jan Teunissen acknowledges that he has received the above- 
mentioned sum from Willem Fredricksz Bout and releases the said 
Willem Fredricksz from all claims and demands, for which he binds 
himself as above. 

Done in Fort Orange, this 4th of January A**. 1659. 

This is the mark X of Jan Teunissen, 
made with his own hand 

Deed from Jan Teunissen to Willem Fredericksen Bout for a 

garden at Beverwyck (incomplete) 

[400] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of the Honorable 
Jan Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdic- 
tion, Jan Teunissen, who declared that he had granted and con- 



96 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

veyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual posses- 
sion, to the behoof of Willem Fredricksz Bout, his heirs and assigns, 
a garden lying over against Mr Rencelaer's. [Incomplete and 
canceled] 

Conditions of public sale of Teunis Slingerlant's house and lot 

[401] Conditions and terms on which Storm Albertsen, 
attorney for Teunis Slingerlant, proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder the house and lot of the aforesaid 
Slingerlant, lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the aforesaid house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer, 
adjoining to the north Reynier Wisselpenningh, to the south the 
street, to the east Jacob de Brouwer, to the west also the street; 
the house is 30 J4 feet in length and 23 J4 feet in breadth; the lot 
is 645^ feet in length, including the width of the house, and 33 feet 
in breadth, in the [direction of the] length of the house, to wit, 
wood feet. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of May A°. 1659. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments in good, whole, mer- 
chantable beavers, to wit, the first payment on delivery of the house 
and the second payment on the first of August of this year 1659. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
immediately. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties within the afore- 
said time then the premises shall be offered for sale again at his 
expense and charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be 
holden to make good, and whatever more they shall fetch shall not 
inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of public sale of Thomas Chambers* house and lot in 

Beverwyck 

[402] Conditions and terms on which Mr Tomas Chambcrt 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck according to the 
patent thereof. 

First, the aforesaid house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer, 
with whatever is fast by nail or earth, adjoining on the north Claes 
Hendericksz, to the south Abraham Vosburgh, to the east a road. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 97 

to the west also a road, breadth ten rods and eight feet, length 
twelve rods and eleven feet. 

Delivery shall be made of the aforenamed house and lot imme- 
diately. 

Payment shall be made in three payments, the first payment eight 
days after delivery in good current seawan, the second payment on 
the first of July A®. 1659, in good, whole, merchantable beavers, and 
the third payment on the first of July A®. 1660, also in good, whole, 
merchantable beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
immediately. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time [the house and lot] shall be oflPered for sale again at his charge 
and expense and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden 
to make good and whatever more they shall fetch shall not inure to 
his benefit 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

[Canceled in the record] 

Deed from Thomas Chambers to Abraham Staets of a house and 

lot in Beverwyck 

[405]'^ Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Qiartered West India Company commissar}' at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the 
Honorable Jan Tomassen and Fran<;oys Boon, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Tomas Chambert, inhabitant of Esopus, who declared 
that he had granted and conveyed, as he hereby does grant and 
convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of the Honorable 
Abraham Staet[s], burgher and inhabitant of this village of Bever- 
wyck, his heirs and assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of 
Beverwyck, adjoining northerly Abraham Vosburgh, southerly Claes 
Hendericksz, easterly the street, westerly the wagon road, length 
twelve rods and eleven feet, breadth ten rods and eight feet accord- 
ing to the patent to him, the grantor, granted by the honorable 
director general and council of New Netherland of date the 8th of 
November A°. 1658, for a certain sum, for -which the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received satisfaction, and the aforenamed 



■" Page 40.^ contains a canceled draft of the present deed from Thontas 
Chambers and page 404 is blank. 



98 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

grantor promises the aforesaid house and lot to warrant against all 
claims, demands and pretensions which may hereafter arise, for 
which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 24th of January A'*. 1659. 

Thomas Chambers 
Frangoys Boon 
Jan Thomasz 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Power of attorney from Evert Pels to Capt. Jan Jacobsen 

[406] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Evert Pels, who declared in 
the presence of the hereinafter named witnesses that he had con- 
stituted and appointed, as he hereby does constitute and appoint, 
the Honorable Capt. Jan Jacobsen his attorney, in the principal's 
name and on his behalf to procure the freedom of Marritien 
Symons, sister of the principal's wife, dwelling in the city of New 
Amstel on the South river with one Pieter Pietersen Herder, in 
such manner as the attorney may judge best; promising to hold 
good and valid whatever the attorney shall do in this matter as if 
he, the principal, were himself present, for which he binds his per- 
son and estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all courts 
and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 19th of February A°. 1659, 
in presence of Johannes Provoost and Jan Pietersen Mullen 

Evert Pels 
Johannes Provoost, witness 
Jan Pieters Mulder 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Sander Leendersen Glen to Willem Fredericksen Bout 

of a lot in the village of Beverwyck 

[409]'^ Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 



•* Page 407 contains an unfinished draft of the present deed and page 408 
is blank. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 99 

Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of Franqoys 
Boon and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Sander 
Leendersen Geleyn, burgher and inhabitant of the aforesaid village, 
who declared that he had granted and conveyed, as he hereby does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the behoof of 
Willem Fredricksz, his heirs and assigns, a lot lying in the aforesaid 
village, adjoining northerly the grantee, southerly Willem Teljer, 
extending from the street to the path at the river, in length ten rods 
and in breadth seven rods, as appears by the patent to him, the 
grantor, given by the honorable director general and council on the 
23d of April A°. 1652, for the sum of fifty good, whole beavers, 
wherefore the said grantor promises to warrant the said grantee 
against all claims and demands which may hereafter arise, binding 
thereto his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
under submission to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, 
the 17th of March A**. 1659. 

Sander Lenrsen Glen 
Franqoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Willem Fredericksen Bout to Evert Pels of a house, 
lot and garden in Beverwyck in exchange for two sawmills in 
Rensselaerswyck 

[410] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Jan 
Tomassen and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Willem Fredricksz, burgher and inhabitant of said village, who 
declared that he had conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, 
in real and actual possession, to the behoof of Evert Pels, inhabitant 
of the colony of Rencelaerswyck, his heirs and assigns, a house, lot 
and garden lying in the aforesaid village ; the lot whereon the house 
stands has heretofore been used as a garden, as mentioned in the 
patent, and adjoins northerly Volckert Janssen, southerly Sander 
Leendersen, westerly the wagon road and easterly the path at the 
river; length eleven rods and breadth four rods and two feet; the 
garden is in length and breadth as stated in the conveyance made 
by Sander Leendersen to the grantor; and that for two sawmills, 



lOO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Standing and lying in the colony of Rencelaerswyck, on the east 
side of the river, behind the greene bosch;^ the parties to this 
exchange mutually promising to warrant each other against all 
claims and demands which may arise on either side ; for which they 
bind their persons and [411] estates, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, the 17th of March A°. 1659. 

This is the mark X of Willem Fredricksz 
Evert Pels 

Deed from Jan Roelofsen to Pieter Hartgers of one-half of a 
house bought at public sale of Juriaen Teunissen 

[412] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Jan Roeloffsen,"** who 
declared that he had conveyed, as he hereby does convey, to the 
Honorable Pieter Hartgers the half of his house which he bought 
at public sale of Jurriaen Teunissen and of which he remained the 
last bidder, for which the said Pieter Hartgers paid the half of the 
first payment; [executing this conveyance] as a token of ownership 
and that during his life or after his death it may appear that the 
aforesaid Pieter Hartgers has a full half interest in the aforesaid 
house, for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, 
present and future. Done in Fort Orange, the 24th of March 1659. 

Jan Roelofsen 
Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Jan Dircksen van Bremen to Eldert Gerbertsen 
CruyfF of a farm at Catskill (incomplete) 

[413] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in presence of Jan Tomassen 
and Adriaen Gerritsen, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Jan Dircksz 
van Breemen, who declared that he had conveyed, as he hereby does 
grant and convey, in real and actual possession to the behoof of 



^^ Literally " pine woods," afterwards corrupted to Greenbush. 
*** Jan Roelofsen was the son of Anneke Jans by her first husband Roelof 
Jansen from Masterland, and a brother-in-law of Rieter Hartgers. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S lOl 

Eldert Gerbertsen Kruyff, his heirs and assigns, his farm.^^ [Incom- 
plete and canceled] 

Conditions of sale of the late Johan de Hulter's land at the 

Esopus, being lot no. i 

[415]^* Terms and conditions on which Mr Jeronimus 
Ebbinck, husband and guardian of Madam Johanna de Laet, 
late widow of Mr Johan de Hulter, proposes to sell at public 
sale to the highest bidder a piece of land lying in the Great 
Esopus. 

First, there shall be delivered to the buyer a piece of land com- 
prising forty-seven morgens and two hundred and fifteen rods, lying 
on the hill, which is marked on the map thereof no. i. 

Delivery shall be made of the aforesaid piece of land at once. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments in good, whole, mer- 
chantable beavers, or the half in good current sea wan at eleven 
guilders in seawan for a beaver, the first payment on the first of 
July of this year 1659 ^"^ the second or last payment on the first 
of July A^ 1660. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, and 
that immediately. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, then 
[the land] shall be oifered again at his expense and charge and 
whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make good, and 
whatever more it shall bring shall not inure to his benefit. 

[416] The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of sale of the late Johan de Hulter's land at the 

Esopus, being lot no. 2 

[417] Terms and conditions on which Mr Ebbinck, hus- 
band and guardian of Madam Johanna de Laet, late widow 
of Johan de Hulter, proposes to sell at public sale to the 
highest bidder a piece of land lying in the Great Esopus. 

First, the aforesaid piece of land shall be delivered to the buyer, 



^ This farm was at Catskill. According to G. Beernink, De Geschied- 
schrijver en Rechtsgeleerde Dr. Arend van Slichtenhorst en zijn vader Brant 
van Slichtenhorst, p. 170, Jan Dircksen came not, as generally supposped, 
from the city of Bremen, in Germany, but from Amersfoort, in the province 
of Utrecht, van Bremen being his family name. 

^ Page 414 contains an unfinished draft of the present conditions of sale. 



I02 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

comprising forty-eight morgens and seventy-two rods, lying on the 
hill, on the survey map marked no. 2. 

Delivery of the aforesaid piece of land shall be made immediately. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first payment on 
the first of July of this year 1659, and the second payment on the 
first of July of the coming year 1660, in good, whole, merchantable 
beavers or the half in good strung sea wan, the sea wan reckoned at 
eleven guilders for a beaver. 

The buyer shall be holden at once to furnish two sufficient sure- 
ties, jointly and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of 
the seller. 

If the buyer shall not furnish in said time sufficient sureties, the 
aforenamed land shall be offered for sale again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make 
good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of sale of the late Johan de Hulter's land at the 

Esopus, being lot no. 3 

[418 blank; 419] Terms and conditions on which Mr 
Jeronimus Ebbinck, husband and guardian of Madam 
Johanna de Laet, late widow of Johan de Hulter, proposes 
to sell at public sale to the highest bidder a piece of land 
lying in the Great Esopus. 

First, the aforesaid land shall be delivered to the buyer, com- 
prising thirty-five morgens and one hundred and ten rods, marked 
on the survey map no. 3. 

Delivery shall be made at once. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments, the first payment on the 
first of July A°. 1659, ^^e second payment on the first of July A^ 
1660, in good, whole, merchantable beavers or the half in good 
current seawan to be paid at eleven guilders the beaver. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties to 
the content of the seller and that at once. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, the 
aforesaid land shall be oflFered for sale again at his expense and 
charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to make 
good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 IO3 

Conditions of sale of the late Johan de Hulter*s land at the 

E^opus, being lot no. 4 

[420 blank; 421] Terms and conditions on which Mr 
Jeronimus Ebbinck, husband and guardian of Madam 
Johanna de Laet, late widow of Mr Johan de Hulter, pro- 
poses to sell at public sale to the highest bidder a piece of 
land lying at the Great Esopus. 

First, the aforesaid piece of land shall be delivered to the buyer, 
comprising thirty-five morgens and one hundred and fifty rods, 
lying on the kill, marked on the survey map no. 4. 

Delivery shall be made at once. Payment shall be made in two 
instalments, the first payment on the first of July of this year 1659, 
and the second payment on the first of July A**. 1660, in good, whole, 
merchantable beavers, or the half in good current seawan at eleven 
guilders a beaver. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
at once. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the aforesaid 
time, then [the land] shall be offered for sale again at his expense 
and charge and whatever less it shall bring, he shall be holden to 
make good and whatever more it shall fetch shall not inure to his 
benefit. 

The auction fees will be charged to the buyer. 

Deed from Jan Andriessen from Dublin to Jan Dirckseti van 

Bremen of a piece of land at Catskill 

[422] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissar>' at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of Abraham 
Staets and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Jan 
Anderiessen van Dubelingh," who declared that he had conveyed, 
as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, 
to the behoof of Jan Dircksz van Breemen, his heirs and assigns, a 
piece of land lying in Katskil, on the north side of the aforesaid 
kill, comprising six morgens, which piece of land was given to him, 
the grantor, by the honorable director general and council of New 
Netherland under date of the i6th of November A^ 1653, [by 
patent] signed by Johannes Dyckman and P. Stuyvesant, for which 

^'Jan Andriessen (John Andrews, or Anderson?) from Dublin, Ireland. 



I04 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the grantor acknowledges that he has been satisfied, promising to 
warrant the said land against claims and demands which may here- 
after arise, for which he binds his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, submitting the same to all courts and 
judges. Done in Fort Orange, the loth of April A°. 1659. 

This is the X mark of Jan z\nderiessen 

VAN DUBELINGH 

Pieter Hartgers 

Power of attorney from Rem Jansen to Jacobus Visch» trader 

at New Amsterdam 

[423] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Rem Janssen, who declared 
that he had constituted and appointed, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint, Mr Jacobus Visch, trader at Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, his attorney, in the principal's name and on his behalf 
to demand restitution of his farm lying on Long Island from 
Henderick Janssen van Breemen, at present still occupying the 
same, and the implements, to wit, wagons, plows and harrows, and 
furthermore the house roof tight and the land well fenced, accord- 
ing to the contract made between both parties; promising to hold 
good and valid whatever the attorney shall do in said matter, for 
which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort 
Orange, this 15th of April A®. 1659, ^^ presence of Arent vanden 
Bergh and Johannes Provoost. 

Rem Yansen 
Johannes Provoost 
This is the AB mark of Arent vanden Bergh 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagxe, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen to Jan Dareth of a 

garden in Beverwyck 

[424] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montague, in the service ^ 

of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort * 

Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the Honor- 
able Frangoys Boon and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of said juris- 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 IO5 

diction, Henderick Gerritsen,^ who declared that he had conveyed 
as he hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, 
to the behoof of Jan Dareth, his heirs and assigns, a garden lying 
in the village of Beverwyck, behind Fort Orange, to the north 
Rutger Jacobsen, to the south Frans Barentsen, to the east Jan van 
Aecken, according to the patent granted to Rem Janssen, from 
whom the grantor received the said garden by conveyance; there- 
fore, the said grantor warrants the grantee against all claims and 
demands which may hereafter arise, for which he binds his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 7th of 
May A°. 1659. 

HVNDRICK GeIRES 

Franqoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Deed from Jan Dareth to Rutger Jacobsen of the garden con- 
veyed to him by preceding deed 

[425] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
bf the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the Honor- 
able Frangoys Boon and Pieter Hartgers, magistrates of the said 
jurisdiction, Jan Dareth, who declared that he had conveyed, as he 
hereby does grant and convey, in real and actual possession, to the 
behoof of Rutger Jacobsen, his heirs and assigns, a garden lying in 
the village of Beverwyck behind Fort Orange, to the north the 
grantee, to the south Frans Barentsen, to the east Jan van Aecken, 
which garden the grantor received by conveyance from Henderick 
Gerritsen, in length and breadth according to the patent which was 
granted to Rem Janssen, from which the [title to] said garden 
arises ; therefore, the grantor warrants the grantee against all claims 
and demands which may hereafter arise, for which he binds his 



^ His signature is the same as that of Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen in 
Deeds, 2:664-^5 (tr. in Early Records of Albany, 1:420), and that of Hend- 
rick Gerritsen in Deeds, 1 119 (tr. in Early Records of Albany, i :8-9), whom 
Professor Pearson, erroneously, it seems, has identified with Hendrick 
Gerritsen van Wie. See note on page 6 of same volume. 



I06 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, this 7th 
of May A**. 1659. 

Jan Dareth 

Franqoys Boon 
Pieter Hartgerts 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Contract of sale between Jan van Aecken and StofFel Jansen 
Abeel, attorneys for Pieter de Maecker, and Comelis Cor- 
nelissen de Boer and Daniel Verveelen of a house and lot in 
Beverwyck 

[426] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, Jan van Aecken and StofFel 
Janssen, burghers and inhabitants here, being attorneys for Pieter 
Maecker, now at Amsterdam in the fatherland, who declared in 
the presence of the hereinafter named witnesses that they had sold, 
as they hereby do sell, to Comelis Cqmelissen de Boer and Daniel 
Verveelen a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, with 
such rights and interest therein as the aforesaid Pieter de Maecker 
has had, to wit, the house as broad as it stands under its roof and 
in length twenty-five feet, with the lot in the rear, extending from 
the house to the kill, at the house or north end of the same breadth 
as the front of the aforesaid house, in length from the rear wall 
to the aforesaid kill sixty-five feet; behind, on the kill, from the 
division fence of Dirck Janssen Croon and the seller to the end of 
a straight line on the east side drawn from the first post to the rear 
line of the yard or lot, which lot is eighteen feet in breadth; with 
the stipulation that the buyers are to have all that is expressed in 
the conveyance from Cornelis Vos to the seller, and that for the 
sum of one thousand two hundred Carolus guilders in good, whole, 
merchantable beavers, in two payments, the first [427] payment on 
the first of July of this year 1659 and the second payment in the 
month of August A®. 1659, ^^^ upon the last payment the seller 
shall be holden to give a conveyance to the buyers, [parties] 
promising furthermore, each as far as he is concerned, to perform 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 IO7 

all that hereinbefore in love and friendship is agreed upon. Done 
in Fort Orange, the i6th of May A**. 1659. 

This is the X mark of Jan van Aecken 

Stoffel Jansz 

Cornelis Cornelissen de Boer 

Daniel Verveelen 

Johannes Provoost, witness 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of sale of a house and lot of Juriaen Teunissen 

[428] Terms and conditions on which Jurriaen Teunissen 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer according 
to patent thereof. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of October of this year 1659, 
the house and lot, earth and nail fast. 

Payment shall be made in two terms in good, whole, merchantable 
beavers, to wit: the first payment on the last of July of this year 
1659, the second payment on the last of July of the year 1660. 

m 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, within 24 hours, and if 
the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties, [the house and lot] 
shall be offered for sale again at his expense and charge. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Bond of Goosen Gerritsen, Adriaen Jansen Appel and Philip 
Hendricksen as sureties for Steven Jansen (incomplete) 

[429] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, commissary 
at Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, on the date under- 
written, Goossen Gerittsz, Adriaen Jansz Appel and Philip 
Hendrixsz, who jointly bind themselves as sureties and principals 
for the payment of the fine of Steven Jansz, amounting to the sum 
of three hundred guilders. [Incomplete and canceled] 



I08 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Conditions of sale of the house and lot and bake shop of Jochem 

Wesselsen 

[430] Terms and conditions on which Jochum Wessels 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and [lot] with the [bake] shop^** as the same at present are 
in fenced, lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer as it now 
stands four square in its fence, earth and nail fast, save a copper 
cover belonging to the bake oven, which the seller retains for 
himself. 

Payment shall be made in whole, merchantable beavers, in three 
terms or payments, whereof the first payment shall be made in the 
last of the month of September of this current year 1659 on the 
delivery of the said house. 

The second payment shall be made one year thereafter in the 
year 1660 and on the same date. 

The third payment shall be made in the year 1661, in the last 
of September. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, sever- 
. ally [liable] as principals, within 24 hours, and if the buyer can not 
furnish sufficient sureties within said time, then the premises shall 
be offered for sale again at his expense and charge [431] and what- 
ever less they shall bring, he shall be holden to make good and 
whatever more they shall fetch shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

Conditions of sale of a house, blacksmith's shop and horse stable 

of Rem Jansen 

[432] Terms and conditions on which Rem Jansz proposes 
to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house with a 
small smith's shop and a horse stable as the same are now 
in fenced, lying in the village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer, as the 
same now stand in fence, earth and nail fast, saving the smith's tools 
which the seller reserves for himself. 

Payment shall be made in two instalments in whole, merchantable 
beavers, whereof the first shall be made on the first of September 
of this year 1659, being the just half, on the delivery of the house. 



^^ Sij'n huys cnde met dc loots. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 IO9 

and the second and last payment a year from that date, in the year 
1660. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, jointly 
and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the seller, 
within 24 hours, and if the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties 
within the aforesaid time, then the premises shall be offered for 
sale again at his expense and charge [433] and whatever less they 
shall bring, the buyer must make good, and whatever more they 
shall fetch shall not inure to his profit. 

The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. 

After many offers, Jan Thomassen was the last bidder and 
became the buyer for the sum of ten hundred and thirteen guilders 
and according to the foregoing conditions he offered Volckert Jansz 
and Gerart Bancker as sureties, who bound themselves likewise 
for the performance of the conditions hereinbefore specified. In 
witness of the truth they have signed these with their own hands, 
this i6th of June 1659, at Beverwyck, in presence of Jan Hendrixsz 
and Herman Vedder, called as witnesses hereto.*^ 

Jan Thomasz 
VoLCKART Jansz 
Gerret Bancken 
Jan Hendericksen van Bael, witness 
Harman Vedderen, witness 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house of Philip Pietersen 

Schuyler 

[434] Terms and conditions on which Philip Pitersz pro- 
poses to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, on the hill, next the house 
of Piter Bronck. 

First, the house shall be delivered to the buyer, earth and nail 
fast, with the lot according to the patent, in breadth 5 rods and in 
length 20 rods, being rectangular in shape. 

Delivery shall be made tomorrow, being the 17th of June of this 
year 1659, provided that the lessee shall occupy the house until 
the first of May anno 1660 and the buyer receive the rent of the 
said house. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, merchantable beavers, 



*° Cf. deed from Rem Jansen to Jan Thomassen, August 3, 1660, in 
Early Records of Albany, 1:283-84. 



no EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in three payments, the first on the first of September of this year 
1659, the second on the same day a year later, and the third and 
last payment likewise a year after the date of the second payment, 
being in the year 1661. 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jan Lambertsen 

[435] Terms and conditions on which Jan Lambertsen" 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder his house 
and lot lying on the plain in this village of Beverwyck. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer, earth and 
nail fast, according to the patent thereof, which the buyer shall 
receive with the last payment. The house is 20 feet long and 20 
feet broad, built up all around with a half-brick wall ceiling and 
floor tight ; the lot is 6 rods long and 3 rods broad. 

Delivery shall be made on the first of August of this year 1659. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, merchantable beavers 
in two terms, the first term or payment on the first of August 1659 
on the delivery of the said house, being the just half; the second 
and last payment a year thereafter on the same date, to wit, on 
the first of August 1660. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, to the content of the 
seller, within 24 hours, and if the buyer can not furnish sufficient 
sureties [the house and lot] shall be offered for sale again at his 
expense and charge and whatever less [436] they shall bring, the 
buyer must make up and pay and whatever more they shall fetch 
shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees become a charge upon the buyer. 

Power of attorney from Dirck Jansen Croon to Tielman van 

Vleck 

[437] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the serv- 
ice of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at 
Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, on the date underwritten 
and in presence of the hereinafter named witnesses, the worthy 
Dirrick Janssen Croon, trader here at Fort Orange, who declared 
that he had constituted and appointed, as he hereby does constitute 
and appoint, Tielman van Vleck, notary public residing at Amster- 
dam in New Netherland, his special attorney, in the principal's 



*^ Jan Lambertsen van Bremen ; see Early Records of Albany, i :2gg, ^26- 
27, 376-77- 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 III 

name to demand, collect and receive from Jan Gerardi, or Maria 
Polet/^ his mother, as surety and principal, or the notary Mattheus 
de Vos, as husband and guardian of the aforesaid Maria Polet, the 
sum of four hundred and seventy guilders according to the bond 
thereof, to be paid in good, merchantable Virginia tobacco, with 
the interest and expenses; for the receipt acquittance to give and 
in case of refusal payment to secure by judicial proceedings and 
rigor of law; to this end all necessary legal steps to take unto 
judgment and extreme execution thereof; also, if need be, to pro- 
ceed by attachment against the person and property and furthermore 
all things to do and perform that to the attorney may seem proper, 
promising at all times to hold good and valid whatever by the 
attorney shall [438] be done in the matter aforesaid, provided the 
attorney be holden a proper return and accounting of his transac- 
tions and receipts to make when requested. Thus done and exe- 
cuted in presence of Macchiel Janssen and Saccharias Sickels, as 
witnesses hereto called, on this 5th of July A^ 1659, who with the 
principal have subscribed the original minute hereof remaining in 
the custody of me, the commissar}'. 

DiRCK Jansen Croon 
Machghyel Janss*^ 
Sachariasc Sickelsz 

Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Orange 

Conditions of public sale of the house and lot of Jacob Jansen 

Loockermans 

[439] Terms and conditions on which Jacob Janssen 
Loockermans proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bid- 
der his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, to 
the east Willem Janssen Schut, to the south and west the 
street. 

First, the house and lot shall be delivered to the buyer with all 
that is fast by earth and nail, said house being fifteen feet in length 
and twenty-four feet in breadth, with a lean-to, the lot being as 

*^ Marie Pollet, the widow of Philip Gerard, or Gcraerdy, an early tavern- 
keeper of New Amsterdam. See J. H. Innes, New Amsterdam and its People, 
p. 8, 12. 

^ Michiel Jansen van Schrabbekercke ; see Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 490, 818. Schrabbekercke, or 's-Heer-Abtskerke. is a village in the polder 
of Vreeland, on the island of Zuid-Beveland, in the province of Zealand, 
Netherlands. The children of Michiel Jansen adopted the name Vreeland 
as a family name. 



112 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

long and as broad as it lies in its fence. The rent of the cellar till 
the first of May 1660 is reserved by the seller. 

Delivery of the aforesaid house and lot shall be made on the first 
of August next coming. 

The payment in two instalments, the first payment on delivery of 
the house and lot in good, whole, merchantable beavers and the 
second on the first of July 1660, also in good, whole, merchantable 
beavers. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, 
jointly and severally [liable] as principals, immediately, to the 
content- of the seller. 

[440] If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in the afore- 
said time, then [the house and lot] shall be offered for sale again 
at his expense and charge and whatever less they shall come to, 
he shall be holden to make good and whatever more they shall 
bring shall not inure to his benefit. 

The auction fees shall become a charge upon the buyer. 

Public sale of hats and furniture of Jan Claessen Backer 

[441] Conditions on which Jan Claessen Backer proposes 
to sell some hats and furniture, to be paid for within 8 days 
in beavers and what amounts to less than one beaver in 
seawan. The auction shall be charged to the buyer. In Fort 
Orange, the loth of July 1659. 

Philip Hendericksz. a hat ft. 7:18 

Luycas Dircksz, a ditto, black 1 1 : 10 

Barent Mevndersen, diito 1 1 : 10 

Tomas Poulus, ditto 11:16 

Cobus Teunissen, ditto 10 : 6 

Reyer Albertsz 9:10 

Claes Jacobsen, ditto 11: 5 



Public sale of three negroes and a negress of Cornelis Martensen 

Potter 

[442] Conditions on which Cornelis Martensen Potter 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder three 
negroes and one negress, who shall be sold separately, except- 
ing the negress, who shall be sold with a negro. 

Delivery of the same shall be made at once. 

Payment shall be made in good, whole, merchantable beavers on 



MORTGAGES 165&-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S II3 

Monday morning next, being the 14th of this nion:h, or today, 
if it can be done. 

The buyer shall be holden to furnish at once two sufficient sure- 
ties, jointly and severally liable as principals, to the satrsfactioii 
of the seller. 

If the buyer can not furnish sufficient sureties in said time, then 
the aforesaid negroes shall be offered for sale again at his expenss 
and charge and whatever less they shall bring, he shall be holden 
to make good, and whatever more they bring shall not inure to his 
benefit. 

[443] The auction fees shall be charged to the buyer. 

On the aforesaid conditions, by lowering bid (Bij af slack), Abra- 
ham Staets was the last bidder for one of the three negroes, named 
Augustynus, for the sum of three hundred and fifty guilders. 

Bond and mortgage of Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen to Cornelis 

Stcenwyck 

[444] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the Honor- 
able Anderies Herbertsen and Jan Verbeeck, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Hendrick Gerritsen, who acknowledged that he was 
well and truly indebted to Mr Cornelis Steenwyck, trader at 
Amsterdam in New Netherland, in the sum of four hundred and 
fifty guilders and ten stivers in good, whole, merchantable beavers 
at eight guilders apiece, with interest at ten per cent, beginning 
from the month of August A^. 1658, for every month after the 
expiration of the aforesaid time until the full payment of the said 
sum. As special security for which aforesaid sum and said interest 
the said Henderick Gerritsz mortgages both his houses lying in the 
village of Beverwyck, to the south the kill, to the north Reynier 
Wisselpennigh, and at present occupied by him, all for the payment 
of the aforesaid sum, promising furthermore to pay the said Mr 
Steenwyck as soon as possible, for which he binds his person and 
estate, real and personal, having and to have, submitting the same 
to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, the 15th of July 
1659. 

HiNDRICK GeJRES 

Andries Herberts 
Jan Verbeeck 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Oranqe 



114 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Farming of the tapsters* excise continued to Adriaen Jansen 

Appel 

[445] On this last day of October A"*. 1659, the honorable commis 
and magistrates have for the sake of accommodation prolonged and 
continued the farming of the tapsters' excise according to the former 
conditions made on the 25th of November A®. 1659,** to Adriaen 
Janssen van Leyden, for the sum of four thousand guilders ; like- 
wise Anderies Herbertsen and Rutger Jacobsen, as sureties and 
principals for the satisfaction of said sum, bind their persons and 
estates, real and personal, having and to have, submitting the same 
to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Orange, as above. 

A : Appel 

Andries Herberts*^ 

Bond and mortgage of Jan Labatie to AUart Anthony 

[446] Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service 
of the General Chartered West India Company commissary at Fort 
Orange and the village of Beverwyck, and in presence of Sander 
Leendersen Glen and Jan Verbeeck, magistrates of said jurisdic- 
tion, the Honorable Jan Labatie, inhabitant of the colony of Ren- 
selaerswyck, who acknowledged that he was truly indebted to Mr 
Aldert Anthony, burgher of the city of Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land, in the sum of four hundred and fifty guilders, which stun he 
promises to pay, to wit, one-half in the month of July of this year 
A^ 1660, in good, whole, merchantable beavers, and the other 
remaining half in the year anno 1661, in like currency in the month 
of July ; for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, 
having and to have, especially mortgaging and binding his new 
house, lying in the village of Beverwyck, to the north of Sander 
Leendersen's house, waiving hereby all exceptions to this mortgage 
which might be claimed. Done in Fort Orange, the loth of April 
A^ 1660. 

Jan Labatie 
Jan Verbeeck 
Sander Lenrsen 

Acknowledged before me. 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Oranje 



*• This should be 1658; see p. 90. 
** Not signed by Rutger Jacobsen. 



MORTGAGES 165&-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 II5 

Farming of the burghers' excise continued to Adriaen Jansen 

Appel van Leyden 

[447] Oj^ this 4th of November A®. 1660, the honorable commis- 
sary and magistrates have prolonged and continued the farming of 
the burghers' excise according to the former conditions made on 
the last of October A°. 1658 and considerately granted the same to 
Adriaen Janssen van Leyden for the sum of one thousand, eight 
hundred and fifty guilders, for the payment of which aforesaid 
sum, in case the farmer fails, Philip Pietersen Schuyler and Pieter 
Ryverdinck, as sureties and principals, bind their persons and 
estates, real and personal, having and to have, submitting the same 
to all courts and judges. Done as above, in Fort Orange. 

A : Appel van Leyden 
Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
Pieter Ryverdingh 
Acknowledged before me, 

La Montagne, Commissary at Fort Oratifje 



[end of mortgage no. i] 



Part 2 

WILLS, INVENTORIES AND SETTLEMENTS OF 
ESTATES JANUARY 5, 1680— OCTOBER 30, 1765 

RECORDED IN DUTCH IN 

WILLS, PARTS I AND 2, 1691-1835 



Record of Letters of Administration &^. Begunn y"*. 

6*\ of Octob', 1691 

Will of Teunis Teunissen Metselaer and Egbertie Egberts, his 

wife 

[6] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Teunis Teunise d'Metse- 
laer,^* farmer, dwelling in the colony of Renselaerswyck in the 
cotmty of Albany, at present sick in body but of sound mind and 
memory, and Egbertie Egberts, sound in body and mind, married 
people, who, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, 
the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, 
deliberately and advisedly, without inducement, persuasion or mis- 
leading of anyone, declare that they have made, ordained and deter- 
mined this their respective and reciprocal last will and testament 
in form and manner following : 

First and foremost committing their immortal souls, whenever 
they shall be separated from their bodies, to the gracious and merci- 
ful hands of God, their Creator and Savior, and their bodies to a 
Christian burial, likewise revoking, canceling and annulling all and 
every testamentary disposition heretofore made either jointly or 
severally, and herewith arriving at the principal disposition of their 
temporal effects to be left behind, these testators have nominated 
and constituted, as hereby they do reciprocally nominate and con- 
stitute the survivor of the two as his and her sole and universal heir 
of all their estate, real and personal, claims, credits, money, gold 
and silver coined and uncoined, jewels, linen and woolen clothing, 



*• Literally: Teunis Teunise, the mason. 

[117] 



Il8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

household furniture, etc., nothing whatsoever excepted or reserved, 
thereof to dispose, so [7] long as the survivor lives, without inter- 
ference or contradiction of any person, and whenever the survivor 
shall decease, it is the will and desire of both the testators that the 
estate and effects left behind which shall then be found shall be 
equally divided among their seven children or their heirs, to wit: 
Maritje, wife of Harme Lievese; Egbert Teunise; Gerrittje, wife 
of Andries Hanse; Dirkje, wife of Bas::ian Harmense; Willemtie 
Teunise, aged 23 years ; Anna Teunise, aged twenty-one years ; and 
Martyn Teunis, aged nineteen years; that is, each to inherit and 
receive a just seventh part, one no more than another; provided 
nevertheless that the survivor be holden properly to support and 
provide for their three unmarried daughlers, and whenever they 
shall enter into the marriage estate, to give to each of them a proper 
outfit such as the other married sisters have had, without beino^ 
holden to do more. But in case the survivor of the testators marries 
again, the same shall be holden to divide and apportion the whole, 
namely the just half of the whole estate, to the behoof of their 
aforesaid seven children, to be divided equally among them, no one 
receiving more than the others, and the other half shall be for the 
behoof of the survivor. Finally, the testators hereby exclude and 
debar (saving all honor and resf>ect) the honorable orphan masters 
of this place and of any other place where the testators may die 
from the supervision and administration of their aforesaid children 
and property, not wishing that the same shall [8] meddle there- 
with,*^ but instead appointing as guardians of the same the sur- 
vivor of the two, with power one or more persons to choose and 
take as fellow guardians. All that is hereinbefore written they, the 
testators, declare to be their last will and testament, desiring that 
the same after the death of either of them shall have full force and 
effect, whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of 
death, or otherwise, as may be most consistent wivh the contents, 
notwithstanding that certain formalities of law or custom may herein 
be omitted, neglected, or not included or observed, requesting of all 
lords, courts and judges, wherever the testators may die, the enjoy- 

*^ It was a common practice for testators to exclude the orphan masters 
from the administration of their estates, not because they were in any sense 
distrustful of these officials or wished to avoid the fees of such adminstration, 
but because the investments of funds by the orphan masters, which pos- 
sessed a high degree of security, were as a rule less profitable to the orphans 
than those that were open to relatives and friends whom the testators 
appointed as guardians. See on that point Nicolaas de Roever Az., De 
Amsierdamsche Weeskamcr, Amst. 1878, p. 55-36. 



MORTGAGES l6S&-6o AND WILLS 1681-1765 IIQ 

ment of the utmost benefit herefrom ; one or more copies hereof to 
be made and delivered by me, the secretary, as the case may require. 
Done in Albany, at the house of Eghbert Teunise, son of the testa- 
tors, on this, the seventh day of August, in the first year of his 
majesty's reign. Anno Domini 1685. 

Teunis Teunise Metselaer 
Egbertien Egberts 

Signed and sealed in presence of, 

Cornells van Dyck 
Myndert Harmense 

In my presence, 

RoB^ Livingston, CL 

Will of Jacques Cornelissen van Slyck 

[n] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men whom it may 
concern, that on this eighteenth of May anno sixteen hundred and 
ninety, at Albany, being in the second year of the reign of William 
and Mary, king and queen of Great Britain, Jaques Cornelisse van 
Slyck, residing at Schennechtady, lying here in the city aforesaid 
sick abed, but having to all outward appearances the perfect use 
and command of his understanding, faculties, memory and speech, 
who, considering the frailty of human life and the uncertainty of 
the hour of death, has of his own motion, without inducement, per- 
suasion or misleading of anyone, but moved thereto voluntarily after 
mature consideration, thought it advisable not to leave this world 
without first having disposed of his temporal effects granted to him 
by the Almighty. Commending first and foremost his immortal 
soul into the hands of God and his body to a Christian burial, he 
nominates, constitutes and appoints his wife Gerritje Ryckman his 
sole and universal heir of all hi^ estate and effects, in manner 
following : 

[12] So soon as their son Herman enters the marriage state, she 
shall first of all let him have by way of gift fourteen morgens of 
land lying above Schanechtady, on the first flat, above Sassiasn, the 
testator's wife to have the usufruct of all the other land, grounds, 
houses and buildings belonging to him, but the whole of the personal 
estate and effects she shall be at liberty to use, spend, sell, alienate 
and dispose of as she pleases, in like manner as the testator in his 
lifetime could do, without rendering an accounting or inventory. 



120 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

much less furnishing bond or security, to any relatives, to the 
guardians of his children or children's children, to the honorable 
orphan masters or constables, to the inferior and supreme courts of 
this government, or to any person whomsoever, all and singular of 
whom he excludes and shuts out, notwithstanding ihat some law or 
laws may direct otherwise, which he wills shall in this case be 
inoperative and of no effect, appointing her as executrix and admin- 
istratrix during the time of her widowhood ; but if she again enters 
into the marriage estate, she shall to the children begotten by them, 
to wit: Susanna, Grietje, Herman, Cornelis, Geertruyt, Marte, 
Helena, Fytie, Lidia and those who may still be procreated by them, 
apportion and relinquish the just half of all the estate and effects 
to said children then living, wherein each child shall equally partici- 
pate without any difference by reason of sex, without prejudice to 
the donation of fourteen morgens of land to Herman as herein- 
before written. [13] And although the daughters have likewise 
their interest in the lands, the testator wills that said lands shall 
remain in the possession of the sons subject to a proper appraisal, 
and the value of each daughter's portion be paid within the five 
following years, each year a just fifth part; which lands also may 
not be sold or alienated by the sons but must descend to each son's 
male child or children, and failing of these, to the nearest relatives 
in the male line, who may lawfully bear the name of Van Slyck 
and be of the testator's lawful seed; but the male lineage failing, 
the nearest female line shall inherit and succeed to the aforesaid 
estate even as the male line, because the testator expressly wills and 
desires that the aforesaid land shall not be alienated from his future 
blood and lineage but must always return thither again. 

But if his aforesaid wife marries again, she shall immediately, 
before the solemnization of such marriage, cause to devolve upon 
those who are of age their portion and (under sufficient security) 
retain the minor's portion and ^njoy the use and profits thereof 
until the time of the majority of each, with the understanding that 
whoever is of age may demand his portion without waiting until 
the majority of the younger ; therefore she is holden to do by those 
under age in all ways as an honorable, faithful mother ought to 
do by her child or children, without any reserve or exception. 

[14] And in order that all the aforesaid conditions may in honest 
simplicity and justice be carried out, the testator appoints Mr Pieter 
Schuyler, Mi* Dirk Wessells and Johannes Glenn as guardians over 
his minor children, who also shall be joined with his aforesaid wife. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 121 

to act as mediators in case any difference or misunderstanding arise 
between her and the children and to settle the same in love and 
friendship, so that the maternal and filial affection be not extin- 
guished and that the testator's aforesaid will be not broken and 
violated; which burden, by the testator's humble request, their 
honors will please take upon themselves, since Christian duty 
obligates us to assist the widows and orphans by word and deed. 
All that is hereinbefore written the tesiator declares to be his testa- 
mentary disposition and last will, which he desires to have effect 
from the weightiest to the least article thereof, whether as will, 
codicil, gift in anticipation of death or among the living, or any 
other bequest however it may be named, notwithstanding that all the 
formalities required by the laws of this government may not be 
observed herein, desiring that the utmost benefit of the law may be 
enjoyed herein for the maintenance of the same. 

Thus done, signed and sealed on the 8th of May 1690, at Albany 
as aforesaid. 

This is signed A C K E S by Jaques Corneltse 
VAN Slyk with his own hand (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in our presence, 
A, A p pell 

Jacob Staets^ chirurgeon 
In my presence, 

Jan Becker 

Will of Andries Hendricksen 

[17] In the name of God, Amen. By the contents of this present 
public instrument know all men that in the year after the birth of 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 168?, on the fifth day of the 
month of January, before me, Adriaen van Ilf>endam, notary public 
residing in New Albany, admitted by the Right Honorable Edmont 
Andross (in behalf of His Royal Highness James, Duke of York, 
governor general over all his territories in America), and before 
the aftemamed witnesses, came and appeared the worthy Andries 
Heyndrickse, born at Ootmars in Twent,*^ dwelling at present at 
the Kinderhook, to me, the notary, well known, being at present of 
sound body, going and standing, having full use and power of his 



*® Ootmarssum, a small town in the district of Twenlkc, province of 
Overysel, Netherlands. 



122 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

senses, reason, memor}' and understanding according to all outward 
appearances, which appearer, considering the shortness and fratlty 
of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the 
time and hour thereof, and desiring therefore to dispose of his 
temporal effects to be left behind, (while he yet by God's grace 
may do so) and which he does of his own free will and motion, 
without the suggestion or misleading of anyone, has now ordained 
and concluded this his last, will and testament in manner following: 

First and foremost committing his immortal soul (whenever it 
may be separated from his body) to the gracious and merciful hands 
of God, his maker and redeemer, and his body to a Christian burial, 
he, the appearer and testator, declares that he has nominated and 
constituted, as he hereby does, Jan Gilbertz, or in case of Jan Gil- 
bertz' death before that of this testator, Jan Gilbertsz' wife, named 
Cornelia Arents, or in case of the death of both of them their sur- 
viving child or children, as the sole and universal heir [or heirs] 
of all his estate, personal and real, nothing excepted, which the 
said testator at his death shall leave behind, without contradiction 
or gainsaying by any person, and the testator promises to hold the 
foregoing binding and valid and nevermore to make a will or 
bequest in favor of any other person, provided that if the testator 
be taken sick or become incapacitated, or in his old age be not able 
to earn his living, said Jan Gilbertz, or his wife, or his children, 
shall be bound properly to provide him with food, clothing and 
service his life long. 

All which aforesaid provisions the appearers declare that they 
hold good, binding and valid, notwithstanding that certain formali- 
ties required by law or custom may not be observed herein, desiring 
that the utmost benefit herefrom may be had. 

Thus done and delivered at the house of Jan Gilbertsz in New 
Albany, in the presence of Jacob Martense and Evert Wendel, 
junior, called as trustworthy witnesses hereto, who with the 
appearers have subscribed this instrument with their own hands in 
New Albany, the year, month and day above written. 

After collation this was found to agree with the original 
in my custody. In New Albany, January 5, 168 "• 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Recorded in Alb. \^ 18 Januar}' 169} 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I23 

Inventory of the estate of Neeltie Claes, widow of Hendrick 

Gardenier 

[31]*® Inventory of the estate of Neeltie Claese, widow of 
the late Hend : Gardnier, the 7th of April 1695. 

First, the half of the two mills at Shotak, on the east 
bank of Hudson's river, the other half of which 
said mills Cornelis Claese has bought, being valued 
by said Cornelis Claese and And*. Gardinier, 
guardians of the children, at fifty-five beavers sea- 
wan fl. 1320: — 

The four lots of land lying on Shotak's island and in 
the jurisdiction of said Shotak, being valued at eight 
beavers sea wan 1920 : — 

The lot at Shinnechtady, lying between the lot of the 
late Domine of Shinnechtady and the lot of Pott- 
mann, being valued at fifteen beavers sea wan.... 360: — 

By a horse which was sold to Phillip D'More, but not 
yet paid 120 : — 

By a colt 84 : — 

By his hardware, viz, a crowbar, 2 augers, i try 
square, i broadax and i chisel 48 : — 

y?.38S2: — 

A statement of the debts to be paid out of the aforesaid 
estate. Albany, April 7, 1695. 

To Evert Banker 20 beavers /I. 480: — 

Claes Rosevelt 10 " 240 : — 

Arent Shuyler 17^^ " 420 : — 

Jan Spoor i^ 42: — 

Abraham Kip 7 168 : — 

Andries Arentse Bratt 3 72 : — 

Jan Janse Mulenaer ^ 8 " 3 gl. 195 : — 

Adam Vrooman fi. 12: — 

And'*. Gardenier for iiQ boards 

@ I gl. lost 165: — 

Gerrit Gysbertse 16: 10 

Hend : Coenraedtse 5 beavers 120 : — 

*® Page 30 contains letters of administration in English to Andries Gar- 
denier and Cornelis Claese upon the estate of the late Hendrick Gardenier, 
dated April 7, 1695. 

^ Doubtless intended for Mculenacr, or Molenacr, meaning " the miller." 



124 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

The estate of Jacob Janse Gar- 
denier, dec*d, for a bowl, 

kettle and spoon fl. 19 : — 

for 26 skipples of peas @ 5 

sk. per beaver and carting 

@ 9 beavers, total 320 : — 

for the house on the land at 

Shotak 7J4 beavers, and 

purchase of the house and 

barn, fl. 60 : — , total 240 : — 

also I V2 months of the zvatcr- 

loot'^^ 28: 10 



fl. 607:10 

fl' 2538:- 

Will of Captain Sander Glenn 

[40] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men whom it may 
concern, that on the 19th of July sixteen hundred and ninety, at 
New Albany, being the second year of the reign of William and 
Mary, king and queen of Great Britain, Capt. Sander Glenn, resid- 
ing at Schenectady, sound and hearty of body, able to walk and 
stand, having to all outward appearances the full use and command 
of his understanding, senses, memory and speech, who, considering 
the shortness of human life and the unforeseen hour of death and 
wishing not to depart hence without having first disposed of the 
temporal estate granted to him by Almighty God, and that without 
the inducement, persuasion or misleading of anyone, but of his own 
motion, commending in the first place his soul into the hands of 
God and his body to a Christian burial, nominates, constitutes and 
appoints hereby his wife, Antje Glenn, his sole and universal heir 
of his whole estate and eflfects, real and personal, money, claims 
and credit, nothing in the world reserved and excluded, the same 
to be used, granted, alienated and sold in such manner as the testator 
if living might do, saving that the land now occupied by the testator 
and half of the land which he bought of Jan Luykasse, and two 
negroes named Pieter and Wouter shall not be alienated or sold, but 
the usufruct thereof be enjoyed during her lifetime. Item. So soon 
as it is known that the testator is dead, his wife shall permit all the 



^"^ Perhaps intended for water loop, meaning rent for water privilege. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-1765 I25 

linen and woolen that have belonged to his body and also all the 
arms to be equally divided among the sons of his two brothers, but 
the son of his brother Johannes, named Sander, shall first receive 
his shotgun that Mr Teller brought from Holland. Furthermore 
[41] it is his will that she shall not be troubled by the blood rela- 
tions, or the guardians of the minors, constable or constables, the 
honorable orphan masters, the court of this county or city of New 
Albany or Any high or low court, or judge of this province, of what 
name soever, to deliver an inventory of the estate, much less to 
furnish security or sureties, notwithstanding any law or laws, cus- 
tom or customs of this province may otherwise direct, desiring that 
the same shall herein be suspended and without effect, making her 
to this end administratrix and executrix of the whole of the afore- 
said estate and effects in manner and on conditions as aforesaid 
during the time of her widowhood; but entering the marriage 
state again, she shall give up the just half of the effects and per- 
sonal estate as the same may be found to the behoof of his deceased 
brother Jacob's children and of his brother Johannes or, if deceased, 
of his child or children, said just half to be divided between both 
sides into two like parts. But the aforesaid lands and two negroes 
she shall have use of during the time of her life, without having 
the power of encumbering, much less of alienating or selling the 
same; but after her death they shall go to the lawful sons of his 
brother Jacob and to his brother Johannes, or in case of their 
deaths before partition to their son or sons, to wit, the one equal 
just half to the sons of his deceased brother Jacob Glen and the 
other half to his brother Johannes, or in case of his decease to his 
son or sons, with this understanding, that the half of the aforesaid 
land that falls to the son or sons of his brother Jacob shall be law- 
fully valued and appraised by impartial persons in order that their 
just portion be paid over in wheat or money to the sister or sisters, 
as the testator wills and desires that each of the said children shall 
participate to the same extent in the appraised land but that the 
son or sons shall possess the same (provided that they make a proper 
compensation to their sister or sisters), in order that it be not 
alienated by the next of kin lawfully bearing the name of Glen, 
which the testator likewise wills to apply to the son or sons of his 
brother Johannes, if he happen to die before the aforesaid land is 
divided. The two aforesaid negroes, namely Piet and Wouter, shall 
also be divided, whereof the one [42] shall go to the children of his 
deceased brother Jacob and the other to his brother Johannes or. 



126 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in case of his death before the partition, to his children. Item. 
The share in the grist mill standing at Shennectady and all the real 
estate acquired by him through inheritance on his aforesaid wife's 
side, his aforesaid wife shall have and retain for herself, with power 
in all respects to do therewith and to dispose thereof, alienate, use 
and sell the same even and in like manner as the testator might do. 
Likewise the testator grants to his said wife administration of his 
affairs during his absence to Canada. All that is hereinbefore 
written the testator declares to be his testamentary disposition and 
last will which he desires to have full effect from the least to the 
weightiest article, whether as will, codicil, gift in anticipation of 
death or among the living, or any other bequest however it may be 
named, notwithstanding that all the formalities required by the laws 
of this government may not be observed herein, desiring that the 
utmost benefit may be received for the maintenance of what is 
hereinbefore written. 

In witness of the truth of which, without craft or guile, he has 
subscribed and sealed th's with h"s own hand on the 19th of July at 
New Albany aforesaid. 

Was signed, 

Sander Glenn (l.s.) 
Signed and sealed in presence of us, 

IVillem Ketelheyn "] 

J oh: Becker Jun^. L 1690, the 28th July 

/. Becker 

The land which I bought with my brother Johannes 
Glenn from Jan Luykase, it is my will that my brother 
Johannes' son named Sander shall receive by privilege 
[and], in case of his death, his brother Johannes. 

Signd 

Sander Glenn 
As witnesses 

This is the mark loS of Isaak Swifts 
Dirk Bratt^^ 



'* Page 43 contains letters of administration in English to Annetje Sanders 
on the estate of her late husband Sander Glenn, dated February 20, 1696. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I27 

Will of Picter Winne 

[44] In the name of God, Amen. By the contents of this present 
public instrument know all men that in the year after the birth 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one thousand six hundred 
and eighty-four, on the 6th of July, about midday, and in the thirty- 
sixth year of his majesty's reign Charles the second, before me, 
Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk 
and Shinnechtady, etc., and before the hereinafter named wit- 
nesses, came and appeared the Honorable Mr Pieter Winne, magis- 
trate, bom in the city of Gent in d Landeren,^^ at present sick in 
body but of sound memory and understanding as is clearly apparent, 
who, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the cer- 
tainty of death and the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof, 
therefore wishing to dispose of his temporal effects to be left 
behind while he yet by God's grace is able, and doing so of his own 
free will and motion, without the inducement or misleading of any- 
one, he now ordains and determines this his last will and testament 
in form and manner following: 

First and foremost commending his immortal soul (whenever it 
shall be separated from his body) to the gracious and merciful 
hands of his Creator and Savior and his body to a Christian burial, 
likewise [45] canceling, revoking and annulling thereby all and twtvy 
such testamentary disposition and bequest as he before the date 
hereof may have made and executed, especially that will by himself 
and wife made under date of the ist of June 1677, written by Mr 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public, holding the same null and of 
no effect and now making a new disposition, this testator declares 
that he has nominated and instituted, as he does nominate and 
institute hereby, his worthy and beloved wife Tannetje Adams as 
his sole and universal heir of all his lands, property real and per- 
sonal, claims, credits, money, gold, silver coined and uncoined, 
jewels, clothing, linen, woolens, household furniture, etc., nothing 
excepted, so long as she remains in her widowed state, without her 
being called upon or annoyed by any one of the children, or anyone 
for them, for an inventory or anything appertaining to the estate 
and after her death shall his estate be equally divided among the 
children whom they have begotten together, share and share alike. 
But if his wife enters the marriage state again, then she shall be 



^ Intended for Gent in Vlaenderen, Ghent in Flanders. 



128 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY . 

holden to divide and apportion the whole estate; that is to say, a 
just half thereof as it then may be found to the behoof of the 
children whom he has begotten by his present wife aforenamed, 
namely, Adam Winne, Livinus, Frans, Allette, wife of Casper 
Leendertse Tenyn," Killiaen, Tomas, Lyntje, Marte, Jacobus, Eva, 
Daniel and Rachell Winne; and the other half [46] to the behoof 
of his wife, with this reservation that she remain holden the minor 
children to bring up in the fear of the Lord, and cause them to 
learn reading and writing and a trade or handicraft wherewith in 
due time they may, by God's favor, with honor obtain their sub- 
sistence, the legitimate portion of said minor children remaining so 
long in the hands of their mother aforesaid and the rents and profits 
thereof being by her received until they arrive at maturity and enter 
into matrimony, she giving good security that the portions of the 
minor children be not lessened ; and to the other children who may 
be already married and have arrived at their majority to pay over 
their portions pro rata, as their shares in the estate may be, share 
and share alike, no more to the eldest than to the youngest ; she 
being holden to deliver an inventory of the whole estate and con- 
firm the same, if necessarv, bv oath. The testator wills and ordains 
hereby that after his death his oldest son Pieter Pieterse Winne, 
dwelling in the Sopus, shall out of the common estate receive once 
for all the sum of ten beavers in place of his legitimate portion and 
entire inheritance, wherewith he shall be content, without any more, 
not willing that he or anyone for him shall make the least claim 
any more upon the testator's estate, directly or indirectly. 

The testator further desires that if it please God the Lord both 
him and his wife to remove, both now being sick, the whole estate 
shall be kept together, without any division or partition, until the 
youngest child shall attain her majority or enter the marriage state, 
and then be divided among the aforesaid twelve children, share and 
share alike, the portion of that child or children who die in their 
nonage to go to the survivors. 

[47] The testator excludes herein the honored orphan masters 
(saving all honor and respect) and in their place requests and 
constitutes, as he herebv does Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornelis 
van Dyck (who have accepted the same) to see the contents of this 
his last will and testament promptly and uprightly carried out in all 
its parts and provisions. All which he, the testator, declares to be 



" This should be Conyii. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I29 

his last will and testament, desiring the same after his death to 
have full force and effect whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in 
anticipation of death, or otherwise, as the same may be last main- 
tained, notwithstanding that some formalities demanded by law 
or custom may not have been fully observed herein ; desiring the 
utmost benefit hereof to be received, and one or more copies hereof 
to be made and executed as occasion may require. Thus done and 
executed at Bethlehem, lying in the county of Albany on Hudson's 
river, two miles to the south of the city of Albany, at the house of 
the testator, which [will] he has signed and sealed in the presence 
of Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornelis van Dyck, magistrates called 
as witnesses hereto, the year, month and day aforenamed. 

Was signed: 

P^ WiNNE (L.S.) 

In my presence, 

RoB"^. Livingston, Secy. 

Marten Gerritse 
Cornelis van Dyck 

Release by Pieter Wiiuie, junior, of his share of his mother's 

estate 

[48] I, the undersigned, Pieter Winne, junior, eldest son of my 
father Pieter Winne, senior, acknowledge and declare that in love 
and friendship, without persuasion or deceit, I have well and truly 
agreed with my aforesaid father respecting the inheritance from 
my mother deceased ; also that after my said father's death neither 
I, nor any of my heirs or assigns shall make any further claim 
thereto, either directly or indirectly, with or without legal proceed- 
ings, inasmuch* as I acknowledge that I have received from my 
aforesaid father all that was heretofore agreed upon. I therefore 
thank him for good payment and release him and his heirs from all 
claims, the provision heretofore made in my father's will regarding 
that portion of the inheritance that was to come to me being hereby 
canceled and annulled. In witness of the truth of which, I have 
subscribed and sealed this without fraud or deceit, on the fourteenth 
day of September at New Albany, 1689, being in the first year of 



130 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the reign of our sovereign majesties of Great Britain, William and 
Marv. 

Was signed: 

P^ WiNNE JuN*-. (L.S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in our presence, 



Dirk IV ess els ] j - for) 

,„, _ . justices of v*" Peace 

A b^. Ryckman y 



Will of Marten Gerritsen van Bergen 

[50] In the name of God, Amen. I, Marten Gerritsen van 
Bergen, dwelling in the county of Albany, being at present in good 
bodily health and of sound mind and memory, considering the 
shortess and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the 
uncertainty of the hour thereof, and wishing to anticipate the same, 
therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament in 
manner and form following. 

First and foremost I commend my soul, whenever it shall be 
separated from my body, to the hands of God Almighty, hoping 
through the suffering and death of my Savior, Jesus Christ, to 
obtain a full forgiveness of all my sins and the inheritance of eternal 
life, and my body I commend to a Christian burial in the earth. And 
as regards the disposition of all such temporal estate as it has pleased 
Almighty God (far above my deserts) to grant me, I give and dis- 
jx)se thereof as follows : 

First, I will and desire that all my debts and burial exj^enses shall 
be paid out of my personal estate. 

Item, I give to my sister's son, Claes Ziverse, fifty acres or twenty- 
five morgcns of land lying at Koxhaghje, fit to be plowed, the limits 
and bounds thereof can not at present be indicated since I still own 
and possess the aioresaid land in company with Jan Bronk and do 
not know where my portion will be ; I also give to the aforesaid 
Claes Ziverse four horses and four cows or cattle, on the express 
understanding that if [51] my estate shall become notably dimin- 
ished, whether by war, fire or otherwise, he shall receive no more 
than the twenty-five morgens or fifty acres of land. 



^° Page 49 contains letters of administration in English to Livinus van 
Schaik and Casper Leendertsc on the estate of their late father Picter 
VVinnt, senior, dated February 26, 1695. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I3I 

« 

Item, I give to my eldest son, Gerrit van Bergen, all my 
horseman's accoutrement, namely, saddle, bridle, holsters, pistols, 
sash and side arms. The remainder of my personal estate, 
comprising all my property, movable and immovable, claims and 
credits, gold and silver coined and uncoined, jewels, linen and 
woolen clothing, household furniture, etc., nothing excepted or 
reserved, I give to my beloved wife Neeltje Mynders, my sole and 
absolute executrix of this my last will and testament, to do there- 
with and dispose thereof as is hereinafter further expressed. 

First, she shall be holden honorably to bring up and rear in the 
fear of God, my children (whom we together have procreated and 
begotten in wedlock), to have them learn writing, reading and a 
proper trade or handicraft whereby they with honor may earn their 
living, to wit, my eldest son, Gerrit van Bergen, aged now about 
three years, my other or second son, Myndert van Bergen, aged 
about one and a half years, and if God should please to grant us in 
our married state still other children, then my wife shall be holden 
to do by them as by my two aforesaid children. 

My wife shall not have power to sell, grant or alienate any of my 
real estate or the appurtenances thereof (as lands, houses, barns, 
ricks, negroes, horses, cattle and other animals, farm implements 
and whatever else belongs to the same), but she shall enjoy all 
the profits and income thereof in the form of rents, increase, fruits 
etc. 

Whenever my youngest son Myndert van Bergen shall have 
attained his majority or entered the married state, my wife shall 
be holden to restore and turn over to mv aforesaid children whom 
we have now and to those whom we may yet have by each other 
(to be divided equally among them) all my lands and farm 
[52] implements at Katskill, with their appurtenances, such as 
houses, barns, ricks, horses, cattle and other animals and whatever 
else belongs thereto, a great part of which is now rented by Gerrit 
Teunise and Jonas Volkertse; item, my lands and rights at Corlaers 
kill, my lands and rights which I now possess in company with 
Jan Bronk, the land on the Bevers kill and my house and lot stand- 
ing and lying in the city of Albany, according to the patents thereof. 

As regards my farm (now occupied by me), lying on the west 
side of Hudson's river, to the south of Casteels island, with all its 
appurtenances, such as houses, bams, ricks, fann implements, 
negroes, horses, cattle and other animals, my wife shall hold and 
enjoy the same as long as she lives, and after her death my eldest 



132 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

son Gerrit van Bergen shall have and enjoy the same with all its 
belongings as above mentioned, in acknowledgment of his right of 
primogeniture, provided that on the receipt of the same he shall be 
holden to make over and pay to his brother Myndert van Bergen 
a sum of two hundred pieces of eight, current money of this 
province. 

After my death, my wife shall be holden to give to the guardians 
of my children above named a true inventory of all my real estate 
and appurtenances, such as lands, houses, barns, ricks, negroes, 
horses, cattle and other animals, farm utensils and other belongings. 
As to the negroes on the farm now occupied by me, my wife shall 
receive the increase thereof after my death, without however being 
holden to make good the number if any happen to die. Of the two 
little negro boys, sons of the negress Mar)-, the eldest named Jan 
shall be for my son Gerrit van Bergen and the other named Willem 
for my son Myndert, each [son] to have and receive his negro 
boy when he becomes of age or enters the marriage state. 

[53] The number of horses, cattle and other animals and farm 
utensils belonging to all my aforesaid lands, my wife shall be holden 
to keep entire, that my children at the appointed time may receive 
the same as found at my death, except the same be destroyed by 
war, fire, or otherwise (which may God avert). My further per- 
sonal estate and effects shall wholly remain and be at the disposal 
of my wife, without her being obliged to give an inventor}- or 
accounting of the same to anyone, save that she shall be holden 
to pay all my debts out of the same as aforesaid. If any of my 
children happen to die, their right of inheritance shall pass to the 
other child or children, and if they all happen to die before they 
become of age or enter the marriage state, their right of inheritance 
shall be equally divided between my relatives and my wife or her 
relatives. Furthermore, I nominate and appoint, as guardians over 
my children Gerrit Teunise and Claes Siverse, and in case one of 
them during the minority of my children happens to die, the sur- 
vivor of the two shall have power to nominate and appoint another. 
If my children can not agree with each other regarding the divi- 
sion of the estate left by me, it is my will and desire that the 
guardians be umpires and apportion to each his part of the inherit- 
ance, without the interposition of any judge or judges (saving 
their respect). 

All that is hereinbefore written I. the testator, declare to be my 
last will and testament, revoking, annulling and canceling hereby 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 133 

all former testamentary dispositions heretofore ever made or exe- 
cuted by me, whether oral or written, desiring that after my death 
the same may have full force and effect, whether as will, codicil, 
donation, gift in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as may be 
most suitable, [54] notwithstanding that certain formalities 
demanded by law or custom be herein omitted, neglected, or not 
inserted and observed, asking of all judges and courts before whom 
these presents may come, that the utmost benefit from this my will 
may be enjoyed. In witness whereof I have signed and sealed 
this my last will and testament, written upon seven sides of paper 
and numbered from one to seven, in Albany in America, this Gth 
day of January, in the second year of their majesties' reign and in 
the year of our Lord 169 J. 

Was signed: 

Marte Gertse van Bergen (L.S.) 

Signed and sealed in presence of, 
Pieter Schuyler 
L. V. Schaik 

I, Marte Gerritse van Bergen, residing in the county of Albany, 
being at the present time in good bodily health and of sound mind 
and memory, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, 
the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, 
have therefore made and herein inclosed my last will and testa- 
ment, written upon seven pages of paper, desiring that the same 
shall be opened after my death and have full force and effect, 
whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, or 
otherwise, as may be most suitable, although certain formalities 
required by law or custom may herein be omitted or not observed, 
requesting all courts and judges before whom these may come that 
the utmost benefit thereof may be enjoyed. In witness of the truth 
of which, I have signed and sealed the same in Albany, this 6th 
day of January in the second year of their majesties' reign and 
in the year of Lord 169?. 

Was signed : 

Marten Gerritse van Beroex (L.S.) 

Signed and sealed in presence of, 
P^ Shuyler 
Lhnnus V. Shaik^ 



*® Pasre 55 contains letters of administration in English to Ncele van 
Bergen on the estate of her late husband Marten Gerritsen van Bergen, 
dated December 3, 1696. 



134 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Inventory of the estate of Marten Gerritsen van Bergen 

[56] Inventory of the estate left by ^larte Gerritse van Bergen, 
deceased in the county of Albany this 6± day of May 1696, accord- 
ing to the provision of his last will and testament that after his 
death an inventory should be taken of his real estate, to wit, of 
lands, houses, bams, ricks, cattle and all other animals and farming 
utensils. This 3d of June 1696, in Albany. 

First, the land lying at Catskill, a part of w^hich is in the posses- 
sion of Gerrit Teunissen and Jonas Volkertse,"'' according to the 
patent f^ eight horses, to wit, six mares, one gelding and one stallion ; 
eight cows; a half-worn wagon and a plow, eight traces, four lines, 
four whiffletrees, four stirrups, two bits, an iron neckyoke, a fan, 
an iron chain, all of which are on the aforesaid farm occupied by 
G*. Teunis and Jonas Volkertse. 

Second, the lands lying at Corlaers kill, in partnership with the 
heirs of the late Mr Corn, van Dyck, comprehended in Coxhachy 
patent.^® 

Third, all the land at Coxhachy in partnership with Jan Bronk,^ 
comprehended in the same patent of Coxhachy. An old, dilapidated 
house and a barn in the possession of Helmer Janse, with a cow. 

Fourth, a sawmill lying on a kill called Marte Gerritse's kill, 
included in the aforesaid patent of Coxhachy. 

The land on the Bevers kill, according to the patent thereof.^'* 

The house and lot lying in this city of Albany, according to the 
patent or groundbrief thereof. 

[57] The farm lying at the south end of Castells island,®' at 
present in the possession of Neelle van Bergen,®^ the widow of the 
late Marte Gerritse van Bergen, on which were found six cows, 
also four cows bequeathed to Claes Siverse, as appears by the last 
will and testament of the deceased ; six hogs 3^ year old, six geese. 



" Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten and Jonas Volkertsen Douw, who had 
leased the land, according to Marten Gerritsen's will. 

^^ Patent of March 26, 1680, to Capt. Sylvester Salisbury and Marten 
Gerritsen for five flats on both sides of the Catskill creek, purchased of the 
Indians on July 8, 1678. 

^® No such patent seems to be recorded. 

^ See deeds from Jan Bronck and Jolianncs Clute and others, Ear!y 
Records of Albany, 1 1455, 479-80. 

•^ Patent dated November 12, 1677. 

^^ Castle island, now called Westerlo island. In the Dongan charter of 
Albany it is called " Martin Garctsons Island." 

^ Neeltje Myndcrs, the second wife of Marten Gerritsen. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I35 

twelve hens, a brew kettle, a half-worn plow with appurtenances 
and traces, a cart and a harrow with iron teeth, six horses, viz, 
three mares and three geldings ; six sheep, three Flemish scythes 
with snaths and grain hooks; a house, a barn and two ricks, a 
journal box and iron support, a half -worn fan, a wooden sled, two 
axes, four forks, a dung fork and sled, an auger, a hammer, a brace, 
two iron wedges, a negro named Samson, a negress named Marya 
with four children, to wit, three boys named Jan Tap, Will and 
Harma and a girl named Sara. 

The above inventor}- was made by the guardians Capt. 
Gerrit Teunise and Claes Siverse in the presence of us, the 
undersigned, in Albany, the 3d of June 1696. 

P^ Schuyler 
Dirk Wessells 
Kill: van Renselaer 

Will of Jan Juriaensen Becker 

[58] In the name of God, Amen. In the year of our Lord 1694, 
the 31st of August, at Albany, being in the sixth year of the reign 
of William and Mary, king and queen of England, Scotland, France 
and Ireland, defenders of the faith, I, the undersigned, Jan Becker, 
senior, residing in the aforesaid city, considering the frailty of life 
and the unknown hour of death, have thought fit not to depart 
hence without first disposing of my temporal estate granted me 
by the Almighty. Therefore, being hale and sound in body, going 
and standing, having the full possession and use of my mind, 
memory, understanding, senses and speech, as outwardly ai>pears, 
and acting without the i>ersuasion, inducement or misleading of 
anyone, but of my own free will and motion, I commend first and 
foremost my soul to the gracious protection of the Most High and 
my body to a Christian burial and hereby canceling, annulling and 
rendering void all testamentary dispositions and bequests hereto- 
fore made, now make a new disposition as follows : 

My son Johannes after my death shall receive first the sum of 
one hundred guilders seawan value, that. is 50 shillings ;^'^ he shall 
also have all my linen and woolen [59] [clothing] that has belonged 
to my body, not comprehending therein anything else. My daughter 



^ Thus in the original. 



136 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Martina shall have all my other movable estate, including my bed, 
sheets, blankets and other appurtenances; also all my credits and 
outstanding claims, nothing whatever reserved or excepted. 

My garden lying behind the old fort and now by me occupied 
shall be equally divided between my son and daughter, that is, 
each to have one-half; the debts which I shall leave behind and 
my burial expenses and whatever is connected therewith shall be 
a lien upon my house and ground which I now possess, but it is 
my express will that my daughter shall not let the cost of the 
funeral and incidental expenses exceed thirty pieces of eight at 
the most. My daughter shall have full ownership of the afore- 
said house and ground belonging thereto, to do therewith as she 
pleases, in all respects as I in my lifetime might do, without her 
husband or anyone else having anything to say in the matter or 
making her do ought but what she intends to do, the same as about 
all other things which she by virtue of this will of mine shall 
inherit, but she shall be holden to turn over to her brother one 
hundred pieces of eight within three years after my death, a third 
part to be paid every year, all my debts and funeral expenses to be 
[60] also at her charge. 

It is also my express will and desire that the aforesaid one hun- 
dred pieces of eight which I give to my son, shall not be taken, 
attached, claimed or received by any of his creditors under any 
pretext whatever, but that he shall receive and dispose of the same 
for his own benefit and use as he pleases. 

Also, if either of my aforesaid children be not satisfied with the 
aforesaid provisions, he or she shall be deprived of what they other- 
wise would have had, the same to inure to the benefit of the one 
who is satisfied. 

All that is hereinbefore written, I declare to be my testamentary 
disposition and last will, which I desire to have ixAl effect from the 
least to the most important article thereof, whether as will, codicil, 
gift in anticipation of death or among the living, or any other 
bequest of whatsoever nature it may be, notwiths-'anding that all 
the formalities required by law or laws of this province may not h.; 
fully observed herein, desiring that said laws may be held not to 
apply and be not enforced in this case, desiring that the most favor- 
able construction may be allowed for the maintenance of what is 
hereinbefore written. In witness of the truth of which I have 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 13/ 

deliberately signed, sealed and executed this on the said 31st of 
August 1694. 

J. Becker [l. s.] 
Signed and sealed in our presence, 

Laurens van Ale 
Evert Banker, Aid". 
Warner Castense 

The reason why I apparently give more to my aforesaid daughter 
than to my son, is not that I bear less affection to him than to her, 
but because of the great service which from her youth onward she 
has faithfully rendered in the household and to her mother in health 
and sickness, yes, to the hour of her death, whereby she has saved 
much money, for which the mother (my wife) in her last hours 
promised a reward and recommended the same to me, and because 
since her mother's death she has, [61] as occasion demanded, ren- 
dered me great service to this day and undoubtedly will continue 
to do so ; yes, I am in truth bound to say that without her diligence 
I could not have put my estate (small as the same may be) in so 
good a posture, all of which it is not necessary for me to partieu- 
larisfe, but is best known to me and after my death it is very 
apparent her brother will not or very little take into consideration. 
Nevertheless, in consideration hereof, knowing that it is the truth 
and that through untoward circumstances I could not reward her 
according to her merit, I have given to her what is comprised in 
my aforesaid will. Done in Albany, the 31st of August 1694. 

Was signed, 

J. Becker ""'• 

Inventory of the estate of Jan Cock 

[63] Inventor}' of the estate left by Jan Cock, a young man, 
who by the bursting of a cannon in their majesties' fort at Albany 
was killed on the 9th of February i6jj, when the French destroyed 
Schenectady, made by Albert. Ryckman and Jan Lansing, aldermen 
of the citv of Albanv. 

I hammock 
4 shirts 



^ The remaining part of page 61 and page 62 contain letters of adminis- 
tration in English to Martina, wife of William Hogcn, on the estate of 
her father John Heckcr, deceased, dated December 16, 1697. 



138 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

1 linen breeches 

I plush breeches 

I broadcloth breeches 

I coat of cloth with handsome buttons 

, , , , , , Isold bv Katelvntie for is skipples of wheat 

I old broadcloth coat J ^ ' j n 

I bombazine waistcoat 

I cloth waistcoat without sleeves 

6 pairs of white thread stockings 

3 pairs of silk stockings, i white and 2 colored 
I pair of sayette stockings 

1 pair of sleeves without lace 

2 pairs ditto with lace 

4 cravats with lace 
6 ditto without lace 
I silver spoon 

1 hat, sold by Katelyntie for 2 pieces of eight 

2 transverse flutes 
I razor 

I barrel and i lock for a gun 
I iron-bound chest 
I small trunk 

3 pairs of gold buttons for shirts 
I small compass 

5 dozens and 10 silver buttons for a waistcoat 

1 gold ring 

2 silver scruffics (small screws?) 

[64] 30 pieces of eight and 6 quarter-guilders 

8 pieces of eight that are due from Harp^ Jacobse 

I old Oeffeninge der ,GodtsaUghcyt (Exercise of Godliness) 

I horse pasturing in the woods 

The half of a yacht appraised by Jacob Lokermans and Hendrick 

Martense at thirteen hundred and twenty guilders seawan 
By cash received for him by Catelyntie Jacobse, 131 gl. seawan 

6 loot (4 ounces) barocpe pearls 

By cash due to him by Samson Bensing, 228 gl. seawan 
By 30 gl. due to him from Killiaen van Renselaer 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S I39 

Will of Hendrick van Wie 

[80] God be praised in the highest. Hendrik van Wie, being 
quite infimi, but in full possession of his mind, walking and stand- 
ing, has declared to us his last will and desire as follows : 

First, Hendrik van Wie wills that his wife shall remain in full 
possession of his estate so long as she lives, on condition that she 
bring up the children to the best of her poor ability,^^ and after her 
death the lawful heirs begotten of them shall share alike, except 
that the eldest son shall first of all have a horse. But whenever 
his wife shall marry again, an inventory shall be made of all there 
is, in order that the estate be not diminished. In witness hereof he 
has signed this with his own hand. 

This is the X mark of Hendrik van Wie 

This is the X mark of Gcrrit Gysbertse 

H I by me, Pieier Winne 

Albany y*' 3**. of June 1701 

Then appeared before mee Johannis Cuyler & Peter van Brugh 
Escf\ Justices of y® Peace Gerrit Gysbertse & helmer Janse of y® 
County of Albany aforesaid wittnesses as above written who declare 
ujx)n y* holy Evangelist that some time about y® year of our Lord 
1690 they saw y* signing of y® abovementioned Instrument by 
hendrik van wie of y® said County as his last will or Testament 
who Dyed in y*" year 1690 as aforesaid. 

Johannis Cuyler Justice 
Peter van Brugh Justice 

Recorded y^ 8^^ of octob'. 1701 

Will of Dirck Teunissen van Vechten 

[89] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men whom it 
may concern, that in the year sixteen hundred and eighty-seven, the 
fourth day of April, being in the second year of the reign of James, 
king of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, 
sovereign and proprietor of the colony and province of New York, 
apj)eared before me, Jan Becker, notary public residing at Albany, 
admitted by His Excellency the Right Honorable Thomas Dongan, 
captain general under his majesty aforesaid in the province of New 



^^ nae haer krank vermogcn; translated by Professor Pearson as "accord- 
ing to her ability in her infirmity," which may be the correct interpretation. 



140 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

York and the dependencies thereof in America, residing at New 
York aforesaid, the worthy Dirk Teunise van Vechten, residing in 
the county of Albany in Katskill, on a farm to him belonging, who 
beings now at Albany, sound in body, walking and standing, having 
full possession and use of his understanding, faculties, memory and 
speech, as outwardly appears, who, considering the frailty of life 
and the unforeseen hour of death and not wishing to depart hence 
without first having disposed of his temporal effects granted him 
by the Almighty and that without the persuasion or misleading of 
any person whomsoever, but of his own motion, deliberately causes 
the following to be drawn up in manner following: In the first 
place, commending his soul into the hands of God and his body to 
a Christian burial and declaring that heretofore he has made no 
testamentary disposition, he appoints, as he hereby does appoint, 
his respected wife, named Jannetie Michiels, his sole and universal 
heir of all his estate and goods which at his death he shall leave 
behind, as well fast, lying, standing as movable and immovable 
property, the furniture and household stuff, claims and credits, 
nothing whatsoever excepted of whatever nature or kind it may 
be, with power to do therewith in every manner as the testator in 
his lifetime might have done, and [90] to this end makes her admin- 
istratrix and executrix of the aforesaid whole estate ^nd desires 
that she shall not deliver any appraisal or inventory thereof, much 
less be obliged to give any surety or bond to the children, to wit, 
Jannetie aged about twenty-seven years, W'eyntie about twenty-five 
years, Michiel about twenty-three years, Neeltie about twenty-two 
years, Johannes about twenty, Theunis about eighteen, Annetie 
about sixteen, Fytie about fifteen, Samuel about fourteen, Sara 
about twelve and Abraham about eight years, nor that during their 
minority or in case of death their children, blood relations, 
guardians, the honorable orphan masters, constable or constables, 
the court of this city or any oiher authority or authorities, or any 
supreme or inferior court or judge (saving their respect) shall 
interfere therein, one and all of which the testator expressly debars 
and excludes, notwithstanding that some law or laws may direct 
otherwise, which laws he desires shall not be a|^plied and enforced 
in this case as long as she remains unmarried. And whereas among 
the testator's children hereinbefore mentioned there are some who 
are married and who have received outfits, his wife, having become 
his widow, shall likewise give the other child or children entering 
the married state an outfit accordinir to her station and condition 



M0RTGA(;ES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I4T 

from the whole estate, but with the understanding that farms, lands, 
houses and all their appurtenances may not be sold or alienated by 
her, but must be occupied or rented by his wife, who is to have the 
use of the rent or income therefrom. And in case his widow 
happens to die, then the aforesaid lands shall remain unsold and 
undivided until the youngest child becomes of age, the same to be 
meanwhile supported out of the income thereof ; and when the 
children shall all have attained their majority, the aforesaid lands 
with their appurlenances and all that is fastened by nail and earth 
shall be appraised by impartial persons, excepting the best horse, 
[91] which the eldest son shall first of all receive out of the common 
estate. The aforesaid farm and lands with their appurtenances 
being so appraised, the children shall equally participate therein, 
the eldest [son receiving] no more than any of the other children; 
so also with the movable estate, which shall likewise be divided into 
equal shares immediately after the mother's death and each son who 
then shall be unmarried shall first receive for an outfit as much as 
the married sons have received and each daughter for an outfit as 
much as the married daughters at their marriage received out of 
the common estate, always understanding that in the possession of 
the lands the son or sons shall have the preference over the daughter 
or daughters and to prevent disputes, the sons shall draw lots among 
themselves as to who shall possess the aforesaid lands and their 
appurtenances, with the understanding that those to whom they 
shall fall, shall give sufficient security for the amount at which they 
have been appraised (excepting his own part), but before the lots 
are drawn the children shall in love and friendship agree upon 
decent and reasonable terms for the payment; but if one or more 
of the aforesaid children happen to die without leaving lawful 
issue before the lots are drawn, then the portion of the deceased 
shall go to the other children and if all the testator's sons die before 
the lots are drawn without leaving lawful issue, then the daughters 
shall draw lots therefor in the same wav as has hereinbefore been 
stated with respect to the aforesaid sons. 

If the testator's wife desires to marry again, then all the moVable 
goods and effects shall be equally divided into two parts between 
her and the children (except the best horse out of the common 
estate as hereinbefore stated), the one half for the testator's wife 
and the other half for the children, to be divided equally among 
them, but first of all a portion of the common estate shall be 
reserved for the outfits of the unmarried children as aforesaid and 



142 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the portions of those under age shall remain in the care of his wife 
until their [92] majority, provided that she give sufficient security 
therefor. 

As regards the lands, farms and their appurtenances and all that 
is fastened by earth and nail, his wife shall occupy or rent the same 
and during her lifetime receive and enjoy the income thereof, 
without making any accounting thereof or turning, over any part 
thereof to the testator's child, children, heirs, or any other person 
whomsoever, but she be holden to keep the building in good repair 
and honorably to rear and bring up the minor child or children 
imtil they become of age without lessening the capital, and after 
her death the real estate shall be disposed of as aforesaid. 

The testator appoints as guardians of his minor children Mr 
Marte Gerritse van Bergen, Gerrit Teunise,^^ Elias and Enoch 
Michielsz,®'^ either all four together, or two in particular, and if so 
be that two are far awav and one of those nearbv should fail bv 
reason of death or otherwise, then the one who is nearest may, if 
he sees fit, associate another person with him, in order that the 
minor children may be properly maintained in their rights according 
to the testator's will. All that is hereinbefore written the testator 
declares to be his testamentary disposition and last will, desiring 
that the same shall have effect from the least to the weightiest 
article thereof, whether as testament, codicil, gift in anticipation of 
death or among the living, as may be most suitable, notwithstanding 
that all the formalities required by law may not have been obsei'ved 
herein, desiring the utmost benefit f of the law] for the maintenance 
of what is herein written. 

Thus done at N. Albanv, on the date above written and bv the 
testator signed and sealed in the evening about six o'clock, at the 
house of his son-in-law Gabriel Thomas. 

Dirk Teuxise van Vechten (L.S.) 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in our presence, 

Gerrit Visbeek 
Wouter Albertse 

In my presence, 

J. Becker, Not. Pub. 



^^ Gerrit Tcunissen van Vechten. 
** Elias and Enoch Caljer, or Collier. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S I43 

Certificate of Probate 

[93] Dirk Wessels Esq^. one Judge of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas held for y^ Citty and County of Albany To all to whom 
these Presents shall Come or may Concerne Greeting Know Yee 
that on y« one and Thirtieth day of March In y^ year of our Lord 
one thousand seaven hundred and three Before mee and other 
Justices of y*^ said Court Thee will of Dirk Teunise van Vechten 
Late of the said County to these Presents Annexed was Prooved 
approoved and Insinuated haveing while he Lived and at y*^ time 
of his death Goods Rights and Creditts in Diverse i>arts of the said 
County for the obtaining whereof y* administration of all and 
singular the goods Rights and Creditts of the said Deceased and 
his Last will in any manner of ways Concerning was Committed 
unto his wife Jannetie Michiels Executrix In y*^ said will named 
well and faithfully to administer y^ same and to Render a plean 
and true Account thereof In testimony whereof I have hereunto 
sett my hand & Caused y^ scale of this Citty to Bee hereunto affixed 
dated In Albany y^ one and Thirtieth day of March In y^ second 
Year of y^ Reign of our Souveraign Lady Anne by y^ grace of God 
of England Scotland france and Ireland Queen Defender of y*^ faith 
&*. A°. 1703 

was Signd 

Dirk Wesselse Judge 

Will of Evert Wendel, junior 

[95] I^ the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men whom it 
may concern that on the twenty- fourth of November, at New 
Albany, in the year sixteen hundred and ninety, being in the second 
year of the reign of William and Mary, king and queen of Great 
Britain, the worthy Mr Evert Wendel, trader residing here, hale 
and sound of body, walking and standing, having the full use and 
possession of his mind, memory and speech as outwardly appears, 
considering the frailty of life and the unforeseen hour of death, 
not wishing to depart hence without first having disposed of his 
temporal effects granted him by Almighty God, and that without 
the persuasion, inducement or misleading of anyone, but of his own 
free will and motion, commending first and foremost his soul to the 
gracious keeping of the Most High, and his body to a Christian 
burial, hereby nominates, constitutes and appoints his respected wife 



144 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Elisabeth °® his sole and universal heir .of all his estate and goods, 
lying here in New York, in England, Holland, or elsewhere, as well 
real as personal, movable as unmovable, nothing whatsoever 
reserved and excepted, however it may be named; not willing that 
she shall be called upon to deliver an inventory or statement to either 
child or children by them procreated, to wit, Susanna, Robert, 
Epl\rain, the first aged about nine years, the second about seven 
and the third about two years, or by those likewise whom they may 
hereafter procreate together, or during their minority by blood 
relations, guardians, the honorable orphan masters, constables, the 
court of this city and county or any high or low court or judge, or 
any other authority of whatsoever nature or quality it may be, much 
less to give se-[96]curity or bond, inasmuch as he altogether excludes 
and debars the same, notwithstanding certain laws or law, customs 
or custom may otherwise direct, which laws and usages he desires 
shall herein be inapplicable and of no effect, as he appoints his 
aforesaid wife executrix and administratrix of the whole of his 
aforesaid estate and goods during the time of her widowhood. But 
if she again marries, he wills that the just half of his estate (as it 
then be found) shall be set aside for the behoof of the child or 
children then surviving ; and in order that all things may be arranged 
orderly the testator appoints as guardians of his child or children 
his brother M"" Johannes Wendel and M"" Jan Herberdingh, residing 
at New York, and whatever she may agree upon with them shall 
be valid under proper security and bond that neither her nor the 
child's or children's just half shall be diminished, fully commending 
the care thereof to the aforesaid guardians, whom he trusts in all 
things. Likewise, the testator deliberately binds himself, in case he 
should marry again after his aforesaid wife's death, to set aside a 
like and similar portion for the behoof of his child or children, over 
which the aforesaid guardians shall have the same supervision and 
as much to sav as if the testator had died first and his wife had 
entered again into the married state, with the express understanding 
that the eldest son shall first of all receive four pounds money of 
this province, and then all the children shall share a-[97]like: and 
if a minor shall die, his portion shall be shared equally by the other 
child or children : All that is hereinbefore written the testator 
declares to be his testamentary disposition and last will, which he 
desires to have effect from the least to the weightiest article, whether 
as testament, codicil, gift in anticipation of death or among the 



^^ Elisabeth Sanders. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I45 

living, or any other bequest of whatsoever name and nature; not- 
withstanding that all the formalities of the laws of this government 
may not be herein observed, desiring that the utmost benefit may 
be received herefrom; and in witness of the truth hereof he has 
signed and sealed this with his own hand on the 24th of November 
1690, at New Albany as aforesaid. 

Signed: Evert Wendel [l. s.] 

Signed and sealed in our presence, 

Evert Wendel, senior 
Robert Sanderse 

In my presence, 

J. Becker 

Registered the 4th Feb. i/Oi."® 

Release of the heirs of Pieter Winne for their respective portions 

of their father's estate 

[99] Whereas Pieter Winne of the city and county of Albany, 
deceased, by his last will and testament dated the 31st of December 
1688 did bequeath and devise his estate, real and personal, remain- 
ing after his and his wife's death and the payment of all his debts, 
to his youngest son Daniel Winne, on condition that he pay to his 
brothers and sisters within six following years, each year a just 
sixth part, [their portion of the estate] according to appraisal made 
by impartial persons, [said estate] to be divided among said brothers 
and sisters share and share alike; and whereas the court of Albany 
has appointed as administrators of the estate Livinus Winne and 
Casper Leendertz, and as appraisers Jacob Lokermans, Luykas 
Gerritz, Gerrit van Ness and Anthony Bratt, who have appraised 
the same at the sum of two hundred and forty-one pounds, sixteen 
shillings current money; and whereas there are eleven heirs, to each 
of whom there is coming for his portion £ 21-19-73/^, and after the 
ajDpraisal some debts against the estate have come in amounting to 
i 6-12, so that there remains due to each £ 21-7-7]^ ; and whereas 
Eva Winne died after having received five yearly portions and 

"^ Page 98 contains the certificate of probate of the will of Evert Wendel, 
junior, which is in English and identical in form with that of the will of 
Dirck Teunissen van Vechten, printed on a preceding page. The present 
certificate is dated December 27, 1703, and names Elisabeth Sanderse as 
executrix. 



146 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Frans Winne, as guardian of her children, has received the sixth 
or last part, being i 3-2, and Marte Winne has deceased and left 
a child to whom there is due as his inheritance £ 11-14, which Frans 
Winne, guardian of the aforesaid child, has received; and whereas 
Adam Winne, eldest son of the testator, died before the appraisal 
or partition of the estate was made, so that Livinus Winne, guardian 
of the children of his brother Adam Winne, deceased, has received 
the full portion of the inheritance left, to wit, i 21-7-73^ 5 therefore 
we, the undersigned, heirs of the estate of Pieter Winne, deceased, 
acknowledge and [100] declare that we have been fully satisfied 
for our inheritance, real and personal, that we have no further 
claims, whether large or small, against the estate, and that this shall 
serve as a general acquittance for the same. Given under our hands 
in Albany this 29*^ day of January I70|. 

Was signed: 

his 
Livinus L W W^inne 
mark 
his 
Casper K L Leenderse 
mark 

Frans Winne 
Jelles Vonda 
Hendrik Janse 

his 
Jacob I W Winne 
mark 
her 
Teuntie T Winne 
mark 
his 
Daniel X Winne 
mark 

Will of Gerrit Teunisscn van Vechten 

[112] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents that I the undersigned, Gerrit Teunisen van Vechten, 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I47 

inhabitant of the colony of Renselaerswyk, in the county of Albany, 
healthful in body and of sound mind, memory and speech, con- 
sidering the frailty of life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty 
of the hour thereof, desiring therefore to dispose of his temporal 
effects to be left behind, first and foremost commending his soul to 
the gracious hands of God, his Creator and Redeemer, and his body 
to a Christian burial, annulling and canceling all former testa- 
mentary dispositions, therefore disposes as follows: i That after 
the death of the testator, his respective wife Grietie Volkertsen 
Dow shall remain in full possession of his whole estate, whether 
lands, houses, barns, ricks, money, gold, coined or uncoined, cattle, 
etc., without inventory to be given to anyone, for the time of one 
year and six weeks after his decease and then shall all the lands 
of the testator lying in the colony aforesaid, or elsewhere, having 
or to have, go to his two sons Johannes and Volkert van Vechten, 
children of lawful age (the first procreated by the testator's first 
wife Antie Janz, deceased, the second by his present wife) in two 
like parts, to wit, the land in the colony shall the aforesaid sons 
divide and if they can not agree, then it shall be done as nearly 
evenly as possible by four impartial men, with the understanding 
that Johannes shall have the first choice, to dwell on the south or 
north side where his part shall be, and then each shall possess his 
part in fee with his portion of all the structures, cattle, plow and 
wagon, and all that appertains to the land, except the free residence, 
etc., which the testator's wife must have as hereinafter written; 
the remainder of the lands to be divided among his sons [113] with- 
out first choice, provided that the same must pay all the debts, the 
mother being free therefrom, with the express will of the testator 
that none of his lands shall ever be sold to strangers, but that the 
same shall always go to and remain in the possession of the lawful 
heirs. Regarding the land and inheritance which comes to Johannes 
on the side of his mother deceased, it is his alone ; likewise whatever 
may come to Volkert from his mother's side shall be for him; 
against this the testator's wife shall have a free dwelling and home- 
stead in the colony on the farm where the testator now dwells, the 
household furniture and other effects (except the clothing, etc. 
belonging to the testator's body, which shall go to the sons six 
weeks after his death) ; also his wife shall select a negro and negress 
to serve her and each of his sons shall be holden to deliver to the 
mother, the aforesaid Grietie, the fourth sheaf of all the grain 



148 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

grown on the lands, free, under proper covering and such that it 
can be threshed ; likewise shall she have four horses, four cows, six 
sheep, six hogs and six geese with the necessary stabling therefor, 
all this during her widowhood, but at her death all her effects shall 
go to the aforesaid sons. 

2 In case of marriage of his aforesaid wife, she shall, before her 
marriage day, convey and make over to the sons said dwelling, 
together with the negro, if either of the sons hapj^en to have no 
negro and instead of the fourth sheaf she shall receive the just part 
of the rent for which the land shall be appraised, during her life, 
and no longer, and the negro woman, horses and other stock speci- 
fied shall be at her disposition, as well as the negro if she keeps him. 

3 Johannes, before any partition, shall have in lieu of his right 
of primogeniture the sum of five pounds current money of this 
province. 

4 Pieter, the son of Jonas Dow, shall have the negro, Fransisco, 
when he, the said Pieter, marries. [114] All that is hereinbefore 
written the testator declares to be his last will and testament, 
requesting of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges that after his 
death the same may be observed and maintained in every particular. 
In witness whereof the testator has subscribed and sealed this with 
his hand in Albany at the house of Johannes Cuyler, this eighth 
day of March and in the twelfth year of the reign of our King 
William, over England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of 
the Faith, annoque domini 170 Oj 

his 

GkRRIT X TeUNISKN VAN ViXIITEX [l. s.] 

mark and seal 

Signed and sealed in presence of 

Wesscl ten Brook, Justus 
J oh' Cuyler, Justus 

Memorandum that the thirteen words in the last part of the first 
article on the other side to wit : " but at her death all her effects 
shall go to the aforesaid sons," were inserted and written, likewise 
the word " appraised " in the second article was erased, before 
signing, sealing and delivery, whereupon the testator acknowledges 
his aforesaid signature and again seals and delivers this as his last 
will and testament as aforesaid ; thus done at the house of the afore- 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 1 49 

said testator in the colony of Renselaerswyk aforesaid, this twelfth 
day of March i/Cj. 

Thus signed, sealed and delivered in presence of, 

y. Abeel, Justis. 

David Schuyler, Justus, 
Johannes Cnyler, Justis 
Wessel ten Brook ^* 

Will of Gysbert Gerritsen van Brakel 

[130] In the name of God, Amen. In the year of our Lord and 
Savior, Jesus Christ, the loth of December, and in the eighth year 
of their majesties' reign annoq: domini 1709, Gysbert Gerritse van 
Brakel, of the village of Schonhechtade, in the county of Albany, 
in the province of New York, husbandman, considering the frailty 
of life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time 
thereof, is inclined to dispose of his temporal effects, which God 
far above his deserts has granted him, before he departs out of this 
world, in form and manner following: 

First and foremost I offer up my soul to God my Creator and to 
Jesus Christ my Savior after I shall have left this world and my 
body to a Christian burial, hereby annulling all former testament 
or testaments, gift or gifts of whatsoever najture, and make this 
my last will and testament. First, it is my will that after my death 
my son Gerrit Gysbertse van Brakell shall have that lot on which 
my said son Gerrit Gysbertse's house now stands, lying next to 
Jan Vroman's and Arent Danielse's lots, also oiie pound in money 
of this province or twenty shillings, without returning anything 
therefor, [Nota bene — I give my son Gerrit Gysbertse the afore- 
named lot on which his house stands and one poimd in money for 
his birthright, he being my eldest son] ; further it is my will that 
my son Gerrit shall have my parcel of land called Jufferoivs Landt 
and the half of the pasture to me belonging in the village, provided 
that said land and pasture land shall be appraised by two impartial 
persons and the money be divided among all my children, except my 
youngest son Gysbert, who shall have no part or portion thereof, but 
my said son Gysbert shall for his whole portion have my present 
house and lot and half of said pasture without returning anything 
to any of the other brothers and sisters or heirs ; furthermore it is 



'1 A translation of the will follows on pages 1 14-16. 



150 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

my will and desire that my beloved wife Elisabeth Gerritse, and it 
is so expressly stipulated, shall have all my personal estate to be 
[131] used for her maintenance during her life or uncil she shall 
marry agam, when she shall have the sum of fifteen pounds current 
money of this province and no more, which shall be paid to her 
within six weeks after her marriage; further it is my will that all 
my household stuff and movable property of whatsoever nature 
and kind it may be shall be given to my youngest son Gysbert, pro- 
vided that my said son Gysbert shall pay all my debts and in case 
my son Gerrit Gysbertse after receiving said estate as above men- 
tioned can not pay the said appraised value thereof to his brothers 
and sisters as above within the time four vears, he shall be holden 
to pay its proper interest until the money shall be fully paid ; it is 
also my desire that my son Gerrit Gysbertse and Volkert Symonse 
be the administrators of my estate for my children, that each may 
have his rights as above written. 

Given under my hand and seal at Schonh[echtade], the lo**' of 
December 1709. 

Was signed 

The mark G V B of Gysbert [l. s.] 
Gerritse van Brakel 

Signed and sealed in presence of 

Philip Schuyler 
Johannis Mynderts 
Arent Danielse 

Albany the 7"*. June 17 10 

This day appeared before me Dirk wessels Esq'". Judge of the 
Inferior Court & Albert Ryckman & John Schuyler Esq'■^ Justices 
of the Said Court, Elisabeth van Brakell wife of gysbert gerritse 
van Brakel Dec^. & Produced the within Last will & Testament of 
y® s''. Dec^., the witnesses thereunto Sworn on the holy Evangelist, 
& Desired to have y*' s**. will approved, and we have therefore hereby 
Proved approved & Insinuated y^ s^. will & Testament and orderd 
the Same to be Enterd into the Publick Records held for such 
Instruments 

w-as Signd 

Dirk wessels. Jud^re 
Recorded y® 10 June 1710 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I76S ISI 

Will of Marten Cornelissen van Buren 

[132] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents that I, the undersigned, Mart Comelise van Beuren," hus- 
bandman and inhabitant of the colony of Renselaerswyck, in the 
county of Albany, hale and sound of body, having full possession 
of my mind, memor>^ and speech, considering the frailty of life, 
the certainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof and therefore 
desiring to dispose of my temporal effects, commend first of all 
my soul to the gracious hands of God, my Creator and Savior, and 
my mortal body to a Christian burial, annul and cancel all former 
testamentary dispositions and now make and determine this my 
last will in the form hereinafter written: 

First, I apix)int as my sole and universal heirs all my six surviv- 
ing children and my child's child, to wit, Cornelia Martense van 
Beuren. wife of Robert van Deusen ; Peter Martense van Beuren ; 
Marte Mertense van Beuren ; Maria Martense van Beureri, wife of 
Cornelis Gerritse;" Catelina Martense van Beuren, wife of Jonathan 
Janse;^* Magdalena Martense van Beuren and Tobyas Cornelise van 
Beuren, of all my estate, real and personal, lands, houses, lots, cows, 
horses, farm implements, beds, bolsters, household furniture, gold, 
silver coined and uncoined, nothing whatsoever excepted. It is 
furthermore my will and desire that after my death my son Peter 
aforenamed, before any partition is made, shall first have six 
morgens of the Great Parcel's flat (grotstucks fley), together with 
that lot of woodland that was apportioned in company with the 
participants Peter Vosburgh, Jan Teysen and Van Alle, lying to the 
north without the fence of the land called the Great Parcel {het 
grote Stuck), in consideration of any prior right he may have by 
reason of his being now my eldest son. 

It is further my will and desire that [133] my son's son, Tobias 
Cornelise aforenamed, in consideration of any claim he might make 
on account of the fact that his father was my eldest son, shall have 
a horse with saddle and bridle. 

It is further my will and desire that my daughter Magdalena 
shall first have for her outfit what her sisters have had, together 



" In Pearson's Geneafogics of the First Settlers of Albany , he is errone- 
ously identified with " Black Marten,*' a nickname applied to Marten Cornel- 
issen van Ysselsteyn. 

^^ Cornelis Gerritsen van den Bergh, according to the account of Marten 
Cornelissen van Buren in the above-mentioned Genealogies, though under the 
name Van den Bergh he is entered as Cornelis Gysbertse. 

^* Jonathan Jansen Witbeck. 



152 EARLY . RECORDS OF ALBANY 

with the sum of nine pounds current money of this province; and 
that furthermore my whole estate as it then may be found, after 
the debts shall be paid, shall then be divided into seven equal parts 
among them, it being well understood that my son Peter aforenamed 
and my daughter Cornelia, wife of Robert van Deusen, shall have 
the preference of my lands lying at the Kinderhoeck with house, 
bam, ricks and all that appertains thereto, acquired by me from 
Dirk Wessellse, only excepting what I have heretofore given to my 
son Peter as aforementioned, and that the same shall be a|^raised 
by four impartial persons therefor first chosen, and Peter and Cor- 
nelia shall then pay the appraised value placed upon it by said 
impartial persons within the six after- following years, every time a 
just sixth part to be divided equally among the seven of them. 

It is the testator's will and desire that his son Marten afore- 
named shall have for himself and his heirs forever the half island 
with all the rights thereunto belonging, house, barn and rick, now 
occupied by the testator, provided that he shall pay therefor within 
the six after- following years after the death of the testator one 
hundred and sixty-five pounds current money of this province, say 
£165, every time a just sixth part to be apportioned equally among 
the seven of them. 

And I appoint as guardians and administrators my sons Peter 
and Marte aforenamed, together with Mr Albert Ryckman and Mr 
Dirck Wessells, that this my last will and testament may be observed 
in all its parts. All that is hereinbefore written, the testator declares 
to be his last and ultimate will, desiring [134] that after his death 
it may be observed and maintained in all its parts by all lords, 
courts, tribimals and judges. In witness whereof the testator has 
subscribed and sealed this in the manor of Renselaerswyck, at the 
house of Capt. Gerrit Teunise, this tenth day of April in the second 
year of the reign of our queen Anne, over England, Scotland, France 
and Ireland, def«ider of the faith, A^ D^ 1703. 

his 
Marte X Cornelisen 
mark 

Signed and sealed in presence of, 

his 
Gerrit X Teunise 
mark 

IVessel Ten Broek 
Dirk Wesseh, Justice 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I53 

Albany the 7^^. June 1710 

Then appeared before me Dirk wessels Esq"". Judge of y^ Inferior 
Court of Common Pleas & Albert Ryckman & John Schuyler Esq". 
Justices of y^ said Court Peter & marte van Beuren Sons of raarte 
Comelise van Beuren Dec^. and Produced the Last will & Testam^ 
of the Said Deceased, the witnesses thereunto Sworn on the holy 
Evangelist and Did Desire to have y*^s*^. will & Testament proved, 
and we do therefore hereby Prove approve & Insinuate the S^. will 
& Testament and orderd to be Enterd in the Publick Records held 
for Such Instruments, 

was Signd 

Dirk Wessels Judge 
Recorded y*^ 10*^. of June 1710 

Will of Lucas Gerritsen Wyngaert and Anna, his wife 

[139] In the name of Almighty God, Amen. We, the under- 
signed, married people, now aged and infirm, but of sound mind 
and memory, as is evident, considering the certainty of death and 
the uncertainty of the hour thereof, desire not to depart this world 
without first commending our souls to the hands of the Creator 
and after our deaths our bodies to a Christian burial and further- 
more betimes to dispose of our temporal effects as follows : 

First, we announce and declare hereby that we appoint and nomi- 
nate the survivor of us as our sole and universal heir to all our 
property, movable and immovable, having and to have, rights and 
credits, nothing excepted, consisting chiefly of real estate, namely, 
a house and lot standing and lying in the city of Albany and a house 
at the Kinderhoek, which houses and lot the survivor of us may and 
shall possess, occupy, use or rent at his [or her] pleasure; further- 
more we, the testator and testatrix, will that the said house and lot 
at Albany after the death of both of us shall go to our youngest 
son named Luycas, for the sum of one hundred and nine pounds 
current money of this province, to be paid in five equal instalments, 
the first instalment or fifth part on his taking possession of said 
house and lot and the second instalment within a year thereafter, 
and so on. And the residue of the money after the creditors are 
paid shall be equally divided among our nine children or their heirs, 
that is, their lawful and direct descendants and heirs, with this 
reservation that our eldest son Gerrit, for his primogeniture, shall 
before any partition is made receive twenty shillings current money 
and no more, and in case of his death this money [140] or prior 



154 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

right shall devolve upon his eldest son named Luycas Gerrits; we 
will further that when the first instalment is received by the heirs for 
the house and lot, each shall reserve from his share six shillings for 
our youngest daughter Marya for reasons moving us thereto; like- 
wise the heirs shall be holden on receipt of the last instalment a suffi- 
cient and binding conveyance to deliver to their brother Luycas for 
the aforesaid house and lotj furthermore the survivor may make 
partition of the furniture and movable goods among our children 
according to his pleasure. All the foregoing we declare to be our last 
and ultimate will without the misleading or persuasion of anyone and 
we will and desire that all things shall be exactly performed to the 
greatest tranquility after our death, and also that all this shall be 
held valid by all courts and judges and by all Christian people. In 
witness of the truth of which we have lawfully subscribed and 
sealed these with our own hands in presence of the hereinafter 
named witnesses called thereto, Pieter Vosburgh, justice. Jacobus 
Turck and Johannis van Alen, at Kinderhoeck, in the county of 
Albany, this 30th of October 1709, being in the eighth year of the 
reign of her majesty, Anne, queen of Great Britain. 

Luycas Gerrits (L.S.) 
This is the X mark of Anna Luycas, 
made by herself (L.S.) 

Pieter Vosbur(/li, Justice 

Jacobus Turck 

Johannes van Alen 

Will of Johannes de Wandelaer, senior 

[143I In the name of God, Amen. On the 20th day of June, 
in the fourth year of her majesty's reign and in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and five, I, Johannes de Wande- 
laer, senior, trader in Albany, now indisposed and sick in body, 
but of sound mind, senses, memory and speech, God be praised 
for His grace : considering the certainty of death but not of the time 
thereof, therefore not wishing to depart hence without having dis- 
posed of my [144] temporal estate and effects, real and personal, 
that the Great God has granted me far above my deserts, hereby 
revoking, annulling and canceling all former wills, gifts or bequests 
heretofore made, [declare] this to be my last and ultimate will and 
testament drawn up in form and manner following : 

1 I commend my immortal soul to the gracious hands of Almighty 
God my Creator, hoping and only trusting for grace and pardon 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I55 

for my manifold sins and transgressions in the bitter suffering and 
death of the blessed Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, my Deliv- 
erer and Savior, and my body to the earth in a Christian burial in 
hope of a glorious resurrection at the last day. 

2 I give my son Anderis the sum of twelve shillings current 
money for his birthright, because he is my eldest son, to be paid 
to him by my overseers or administrators when the estate shall be 
divided among my heirs at the time hereinafter specified. 

3 My will is that all my minor children shall be maintained out 
of the whole estate until the youngest then living shall become of 
age or marry; provided they be taught a good trade or handicraft 
and go to school and that no partition shall be made before the 
youngest child then living shall become of lawful age and that my 
minor children shall dwell in my house with my son Johannis until 
my youngest child becomes of age or marries. But if it happen 
that one or more marry before [145] the youngest child becomes of 
age or marries, then they shall no longer receive lodging ; and upon 
the majority or marriage of my youngest child, my son Johannis 
shall have the refusal of said house at the valuation set upon it by 
two impartial persons, to wit, the house and lot standing and lying 
here in Albany on Browers street. ^^ 

4 My will is that my minor children, before any partition is made, 
shall each have a proper outfit in reasonable burgher style, and each 
one who marries before the youngest child becomes of age shall 
receive [his or] her outfit at once. 

5 My will is that the four daughters hereinafter named shall 
have all my household furniture, finished woolen and linen goods, 
and other household stuff, save that to my body belonging, to be 
equally divided among them share and share alike, excepting these 
in particular, to wit: my daughter Sara shall have my large closet 
(Kass) that is in York; my daughter Catharina shall have my 
large table that is likewise in York; my daughter Anna shall have 
my chest of drawers and my youngest daughter Alida shall have 
my little glass closet, and what one article is considered worth less 
than another shall be made up out of the other furniture; and if 
one or more of these my above-named daughters happen to die before 
their marriage then their portions shall be equally divided among 
the survivors of my daughters. 

6 My will is that my house in New York standing and lying in 
Queen's street shall be let until an opportunity shall present itself 



''' Brouwers, or Brewer's street, now Broadwav 



156 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to sell the same to the best advantage of my heirs, as my admin- 
istrators shall think best and advisable ; so also my garden lot lying 
in Albany on the plain is to be sold when they find it for the advan- 
tage of my heirs, together with all my merchandise, as well [146] 
dry as wet, and an inventory thereof to be made and sold as they, 
my administrators, shall deem advisable ; also all my coined money, 
gold and silver, book debts and obligations which shall be found 
after my death with the above proceeds from the aforesaid house 
and garden lot and merchandise shall be put out on interest as 
my administrators shall judge proper until my youngest child shall 
become of age and whatever money remains over as aforesaid shall 
be equally divided among my eight children, save the aforesaid 
birthright, to wit, to each one an eighth part, to Anderis an eighth, 
to Johannis an eighth, to Adrejaen an eighth, to Pieter an eighth, 
to Sara an eighth, to Catharina an eighth, to Anna an eighth, to 
Alida an eighth, to one no more nor less than to another or to his 
heirs. 

7 Lastly, my will is that every article in this my last will shall 
be observed without one article's annulling another, but according 
to the just intent and meaning of everything herein specified, and 
my desire is that my son Johannis and Thomas Williams shall be 
administrators of my estate and guardians of my minor children, 
with express power to administer and execute every article herein 
mentioned without contradiction or giving account to any of my 
said children or any other person, only at the end of their admin- 
istration to give a statement to the majority of my aforenamed 
children or to the majority of those who may then be living in the 
province of New York, hereby giving to my administrators Johan- 
nis De Wandlaer and Thomas Williams of this city of Albany full 
power to sell and dispose as aforesaid and then the same to convey 
or make over, which [conveyance] shall be holden by them [147] or 
any of my aforenamed children or their heirs as valid and inviolable. 
In witness of the truth of which I, Johannes De Wandlaer, senior, 
have subscribed and sealed this in Albany, the day and date first 
above written. 

Was signed: 

Johannes De Wandelaer (L.S.i 

Signed and sealed in presence of. 

Hend: Hansen, Justice 
Johannis Alingael, Justice 
Evert Jansen 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 15/ 

Will of Andries Gardenier 

[151] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these presents 
that I, the undersigned, Andries Gardinier, of the village of Kinder- 
hoeck, in the county of Albany, in the province of New York, 
hale and sound of body, having perfect understanding, memory 
and speech, considering the frailty of this life, the certainty of 
death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, desiring therefore 
to dispose of my temporal goods granted me by the Almighty, com- 
mending first and foremost my soul to the gracious hands of God 
my Creator and Jesus Christ my Savior and my body to a Christian 
burial, [152] thus, without the persuasion or misleading of anyone, 
but of my own motion, dispose as follows : 

After my death, my beloved wife Eytje Gardinier shall remain 
in full possession and continue to dwell upon my farmland where 
I now dwell at Kinderhoek aforesaid and draw the income thereof 
for the maintenance of our children until my eldest son reaches 
his majority, when my aforesaid wife must yield up the aforesaid 
land and surrender the same with all my right in the adjoining 
woodland, together with the house, barn and other buildings thereon, 
to my eldest son Andries Gardinier, aged about eleven years, my 
wife aforesaid to have then a small piece of land out of my certain 
parcel of woodland on the east shore of Hudson's river, beginning 
on the north side of Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, northward along said 
river, three morgens broad,^® and so eastward into the woods, also 
three morgens, containing nine morgens, with free range for her 
cattle and wood for her3elf during her life and no longer; likewise 
she must erect a proper dwelling upon said parcel of land for her 
and her family, together with a stable for her cattle, which shall 
be in lieu of what the law allows her. And I furthermore will that 
this said small parcel of land after her death shall go to my second 
son Jacob Gardinier and that my aforesaid wife shall have no power 
to incumber, much less to sell any of my land. 

2 My son Jacob Gardinier aforesaid, now aged about nine years, 
shall out of my aforesaid woodland have the full width to the shore, 
to wit, from said J. H. Bruyn's right to the south line of the [153] 
colony of Renselaerswyck and into the woods eastward to Mutsjes 
kill, with the understanding that the little parcel land for my wife 
aforesaid shall be included therein and after her death go to said 
Jacob as aforesaid, with the reservation that Jan van Wye, out of 



''^ Thus in the original. 



158 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the land of Jacob, shall have a little piece of land beginning from 
the patroon's south line southward, in breadth two hundred and 
fifty paces from the west side of the Mutsies kill aforesaid, west- 
ward to the spruyt which empties into the round swamp (Creupel 
boss) keeping there the same breadth, with free range for said 
Jan's cattle and wood for himself and his heirs. 

3 My youngest son Arye, aged about seven years, shall have the 
remainder of my aforesaid parcel of woodland as by my deed it 
shall be found described and the lands herein severally bequeathed 
to my three sons Andries, Jacob and Arye Gardinier shall, when 
my youngest son becomes of age, be severally appraised by three 
or five impartial persons and they shall compensate each other in 
money for the difference in value. It is also to be understood that 
the land given to my three sons aforesaid, or whatever other land 
I may yet obtain, shall be for them and their heirs, it being my 
express will that none of them shall ever alienate any of it, but 
only have liberty to sell to the next heir of the name of Gardinier ; 
and if Jan van Wye should desire to give up his said land, he or 
his heirs must also sell it to the next heir of my three aforesaid 
sons. 

4 Six weeks after my death, my aforesaid wife shall be holden 
to deliver to the guardians hereinafter named a true inventory of 
all movable goods and effects, w^hatever they may be, with the 
understanding that whatever she shall declare she brought into the 
estate, she shall have the right to draw out, the rest to be for my 
three children, each of whom is to receive a just [154] third part 
when he reaches his majority or marries, but before any partition 
is made, my eldest son, for his birthright, is to have a cow or a 
horse at his choice, and whenever my children during the lifetime 
of my wife come to marry, the mother shall give them an outfit 
according to her means. 

5 All that is hereinbefore written I, the testator, declare to be 
my last will and testament, desiring earnestly that after my death 
it may be observed and carried out in all particulars, to which end 
I apj)oint my aforesaid wife administratrix and executrix and as 
guardians my brother Samuel Gardinier and Mr Andries Coeymans, 
and in case of death of either of the said guardians, Pieter Coey- 
mans shall be the second guardian of my aforesaid children, beggnig 
each of them as far as he is concerned to perform his duties con- 
scientiously. Thus with my hand subscribed and sealed in the city 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 1 59 

of Albany, this last day of July and in the third year of her 
majesty's reign A® D° 1704. 

his 
Andries X Gardinier (l. s.) 
mark 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, 

Johannes Rosehoom, Justice 
Johannes Cuyler, Justice 
Abraham Cuyler. 

N. B. the word '' ttndertnssen" (meanwhile) was erased between 
the fifth and seventh lines, before signing, etc. 

Albany the 13'^. August 1717 

•Then appeared before Robert Livingston Jun^ Esq^ may^ of y° 
City of Albany Johannis Roseboom Johannis Cuyler & Abraham 
Cuyler Esq^. witnesses to this Instrument who declare on y'* holy 
Evangelist that they saw Andries Gardenier sett his marke and scale 
to this as his Last will and Testament and y^ he was in perfect sense 
at y* same time. 

Rob'. Livingston JuN^ 

Will of Dirck Wesselsen Ten Broeck 

[155] In the name of God. Amen. On the fourth day of 
February in the first year of the reign of our sovereign King 
George, of Great Britain, &c., and in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred fourteen and fifteen, I, Dirck Wesselez 
Ten Broeck, late of Albany, now of the manor of Livingstoen in 
Dutchess county, being sound in body having perfect possession and 
use of my understanding, memor}' and faculties, but considering 
the shortness and frailtv of human life, the certaintv of death and 
the uncertainty of the hour thereof, have after careful consideration, 
of my own motion, without the inducement, persuasion or mislead- 
ing of anyone, made, ordained and determined this my last will and 
testament, revoking, canceling and annulling hereby all and every 
testament heretofore made and executed by me and desiring that 
this alone be taken as my last will and testament, in form and 
manner following: 

First, I commend my immortal soul when it shall depart from 
my body to the gracious and merciful hands of God my Creator 



l6o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and Savior and my body to the earth whence it came, in Christian 
burial, there to remain until my soul shall be reunited to the body 
upon the joyful day of resurrection, to be made partaker of that 
insatiable joy of our salvation which God of His grace through the 
merit of Jesus Christ has prepared and promised for all who have 
true penitence and faith in Him. 

First. Respecting such temporal goods as the Lord, above my 
deserts, has pleased to grant me, I give and dispose of the same in 
manner following: 

Second. I give to my oldest son Wessel Ten Broeck for his birth- 
right as my first born son the sum of three pounds current money 
of New York, who I desire shall make no further claim to any part 
of my estate, save an equal portion w^ith his sisters and brothers as 
is hereinafter expressed. 

[156] Third. Furthermore it is my will and desire that after my 
death my just debts to any and all persons shall in due time be paid 
by my heirs. 

Fourth. I appoint my well-beloved wife Christyna Wesselz Ten 
B[r]oeck after my death as executrix and administratrix of my 
whole estate, as well movable as immovable, lands, houses, lots, 
obligations, claims, rents, gold and silver coined and uncoined, 
jewels, clothing both linen and woolen, horses, cattle, negroes, 
negresses and other property, nothing whatsoever excepted or 
reserved from my whole estate, as well here in this country, in 
England, Holland or elsewhere, wherever they may be situated or 
be found, to administer thereon without interference or contradic- 
tion of my children or anyone else, or without being held to give 
any inventory or accounting during the time of her widowhood, but 
on the express condition that she shall not have power to sell, 
alienate or dispose of my real or immovable estate wherever it may 
lie, as lands, houses, lots, and rents, but shall only receive the 
usufruct and yearly income thereof during her widowhood; but if 
she marry again, she shall be holden before she enter into the mar- 
riage state an inventory of my whole estate to deliver to my sons, 
to wit: Wessell Ten Broeck, Samuel Ten Broeck, Johannes Ten 
Broeck and Tobias Ten Broeck, whom I appoint as executors of 
my whole estate, as well movable as immovable, to administer upon 
the same, which administrators shall be holden to pay to my said 
wife a third of the yearly income during her life; the other two- 
thirds, after all the expenses incurred shall have been deducted, it 
is my will shall be equally divided yearly among my eleven children 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 161 

or their heirs, namely: Wessel Ten Broeck; Elsje Ten Broock, wife 
of Johannes Cuylaer; Catatyntje Ten Brock, wife of Johannes 
Lissjer; CorneHa Ten Brock, wife of Johannes Wynkook;^^ Geer- 
truy [157] Ten Brock, wife of Abraham Schuylaer; Christyna Ten 
Broeck, wife of Johannes van Alen ; Elisabeth Ten Brock, wife of 
Antfojny Costers; Lidia Ten Broeck, wife of Volkert van Vechten; 
Samuel Ten Brock; Johannes Ten Broeck; Tobias Ten Broeck; 
to each a just eleventh part. 

Fifth. After my wife's death, I give and bequeath to my eldest 
son Wessell Ten Brock two-thirds of all my lands lying in Sarach- 
toge, in the county of Albany, and the other third part of said 
lands I give and bequeath to my daughter Gecrtruy Scliuylaers, 
wife of Abraham Schuylaer, which lands aforenamed are a just 
seventh part of the whole of Sarachtoge according to patent in com- 
pany with Col. Piter Schuylaer and others; which 1 give to my 
aforenamed eldest son and daughter Geertruy as a fore written, to 
wit, two-thirds for the aforenamed Wessel and his heirs forever, 
provided that such shall serve in payment and satisfaction of the 
aforenamed WessePs portion of the inheritance of my estate to the 
amount of one hundred and twenty-five pounds New York cur- 
rency, likewise to my daughter Geertruy aforenamed the just third 
part of the land aforesaid in payment of the sum of seventy-five 
pounds like currency of New York, to be deducted from her 
inheritance, which aforesaid third part I give to her and her heirs 
for the aforenamed sum forever after my wife's death. 

Sixth. Furthermore I give to my sons Samuel Ten Brock and 
Tobias Ten Broeck all my lands in the aforesaid manor of Liv- 
ingstoen according to conveyance to me given by Mr Robbert 
Livingstoen, to be divided in two equal parts, whereof my son 
Tobias shall have the choice of one half and the other half for my 
said son Samuel, for them and their respective heirs forever, besides 
which I give to my two sons Samuel and Tobias aforewritten four 
horses, four cows, four sheep, four hogs, [158] one of my negroes 
at their choice, all farm implements which then shall be found on 
my farm, for which I will that my sons pay to the aforenamed 
executors each the sum of one hundred and ninety pounds New 
York money, being together three hundred and eighty pounds, pro- 
vided that each of the two shall have liberty to deduct from the 
aforcmmed sum in his full portion of the inheritance of mv whole 



"' Thus in the record. 
6 



1 62 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estate, that is to say if their inheritance does not amount to so much 
as this aforenamed sum, then they must pay up and turn over the 
deficiency to my administrators, but if their inheritance comes to 
more then they shall be paid out of the estate, but they shall not 
lay claim to this bequeathed land before my aforesaid wife's death, 
when they shall receive the lands with house, barn, ricks, fami and 
all rights therein forever. 

Seventh, After my wife's death I give to my son Johannis Ten 
Broeck my two houses and lot lying in the city of Albany, on the 
north side of the Jounkeer straet,"^^ on the west side of the Gangh 
straet,^^ on the east side of the house and lot of Antony Coster and 
to the south of said Coster, according to conveyance thereof for him 
and his heirs forever; also I give the said Johannis all my right in 
lands lying on the east of Hudson's river, on a kill called Kinder- 
hoeck kill, that now remain unsold, according to patent of Sir 
Edmond Andros and Col. Thomas Dongan, for him and for his 
heirs and assigns forever, for which houses and lot and rights of 
lands upon the Kinderhoek kill, valued by me at two hundred 
pounds current money of New York, it is my will that he shall 
reimburse the estate to the same amount, on condition that he may 
deduct therefrom as much as the eleventh part of the whole estate 
[159] shall come to and pay the rest to my executors for the benefit 
of my other heirs, but if his part amounts to more, the balance is 
to be turned over to him by the administrators. 

Eighth, It is my will and desire that all my other lands, houses 
and lots, save what I have hereinbefore bequeathed at the prices 
stipulated to my aforementioned sons and daughter Geertruy, wher- 
ever they may be situated and to which I have lawful title, with all 
my negroes, negresses, cattle and other goods of whatsoever nature, 
found after my and my aforenamed wife's death, I give to my 
aforenamed eleven children to be sold to each other, and the entire 
sum together with the aforesaid sums which my sons and daughter 
Geertruy are to pay for the appraised lands and houses shall be 
added together and divided equally among my aforenamed eleven 
children, with the understanding that my said sons and daughter 
Geertruy of the appraised valuation of their lands shall pay no 
more than the amount in excess of the eleventh part of my whole 
estate. 

Ninth. It is further my will and desire that liOne of my real 



'^ Tonker or Jonkheer street, now Slate street. 
"'•M.itcrallv : alley street, now .Ip-res street. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 163 

estate shall be sold to a stranger, but shall always remain in my 
family. 

Teftth. It is my will and desire that Christina Legget whenever 
she shall come to marry, shall have a proper outfit. All the fore- 
going conditions I declare to be my last will and testament, desiring 
that the same shall have full force and effect in all respects. Thus 
done and concluded on my farm in Dutchess county in the manor 
of Livingstoen and subscribed and sealed with my own hand in the 
year i/j^, the fourth day of February. 

Was signed, 

DiRCK Wessels ten Broeck (l.s.) 

Signed and sealed in presence of the undersigned witnesses, 

Jan Vosburgh 
William Scott 
Pietr Vosburgh 

[160] Pursuant to an order from his Excellency Robert Hunter 
Esq^. Cap^ Generall & Gov^ in Chiefe of y° provinces of New York 
New Jersey &*". dated the sixth day of Novemb. last appeared before . 
me Johannis Cuyler Esq*". Recorder of the City of Albany Jan 
vosburgh William Scott & Peter vosburgh the wittnesses to the 
above will & Testament of Dirk Wessells Ten Broeck Late of the 
County of Albany Esq^. Deceased who declared on the holy Evan- 
gelists that they saw the said Dirck Wessells Ten Broeck sign seale 
& publish the same as his Last will & Testament and that to y" 
best of their knowledge he had at the signing & sealing of y* said 
will his perfect sences and understanding, as also appeared before 
me the said Johan'\ Cuyler Christyna Wessels Ten Broeck Execu- 
trix of the said Last will & Testament Chieflv therein named who 
took the oath of Executrix for the due Execution & performence 
of the said will & Testament Given under my hand in Albany this 
sixth day of february in the fourth year of his maj''^ Reign A°. D°. 

1 71 7/8. 

was Signd 

JoH^. Cuyler 

Will of Arent Slingerlandt 

[161] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents that I, Aarent Slingerlandt, in the colony of Renselaerwyck, 
at present weak and sick in body but yet having the perfect use of 



164 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

my senses and memory, God be praised therefor, considering the 
shortness arid frailty of human Hfe, the certainty of death and the 
uncertain hour thereof and being desirous to set all things in order, 
do make this my last will and testament, hereby annulling, cancel- 
ing and revoking all such will or wills, testament or testaments here- 
tofore by me made or declared, whether by word of mouth or 
writing, and [intending] this only to be held as my last will and 
testament, and no other. 

Imprimis, I commend my soul to God my Creator, to Jesus 
Christ mv Redeemer and to the Holv Ghost mv Sanctifier, and mv 
body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in a Christian 
manner, there to rest until the same shall be reunited with the soul 
at the last day and receive the everlasting joy of immortality which 
God has prepared for all those who unfeignedly believe and with 
a true heart and trust in Christ; and as regards such temporal 
estate as of lands, houses, slaves, cattle, money and other goods, 
which the Lord far above my deserts has been pleased to grant me, 
I give and disix)se of the same in form and maner hereinafter 
written. 

2 It is my will and desire that all my just debts shall in due time 
be paid out of my aforesaid estate. 

3 I give to my eldest son Teunis Slingerlant the net sum of three 
pounds current money [162] of this province in consideration of 
his right of primogeniture. 

4 It is my will and desire that my beloved wife Geertruy Slinger- 
land shall remain in full possession and retain the use and income 
of my whole estate for the maintenance of her and my children 
during her widowhood, but if my aforesaid wife come to marry 
again she shall give up my whole estate only keep for herself all my 
household furniture, bedding, linen and woolen, save that the 
clothing belonging to my body shall be for my two sons Teunis and 
Gerrit Slingerland. 

5 It is my will and desire and I ordain that six months after the 
death of my aforesaid wife or after her remarriage my whole 
immovable or real estate, with negro slaves, horses and cattle, plow, 
wagon and other implements for tilling the land or belonging to 
the mill shall be appraised by three impartial persons therefor 
appointed by my executors and my children, which estate I desire 
that my eldest son shall receive for him, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever provided and with this understanding that he or his heirs 
pay to ni}- o*her children, Gerrit Slinj:^erland. En<^eltie Slingerlardt 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 165 

and Sarah Slingerland, to each of them, their heirs or assigns, a 
just fourth part of the value of said estate according to the before 
ordered appraisal, within the time of five years after the remar- 
riage or death of my aforesaid wife;. and in case any of my afore- 
said children happen to die in their minority, then shall their portion 
devolve upon and go to my surviving children, share and share alike, 
and my eldest son Teunis Slingerlant dying during his minority, the 
afore- [163] said estate shall go to my aforesaid son Gerrid Slinger- 
land, his heirs, or assigns, provided he pay the parts and portions 
to my aforesaid daughters, their heirs, or assigns, according to 
appraisal and direction hereinbefore written. 

6 I constitute and make my dear and worthy friends and brother 
Albert Slingerlant, Johannis Mingaal and Casper van Hoesen my 
executors of this my last will and testament, and desire that all 
that is herein comprehended according to its true meaning may be 
performed. Thus subscribed and sealed and declared the twenty- 
eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and twelve and thirteen. 

mark 
Aarent X Slingerlant 
of 

Signed, sealed and declared his last will and testament in presence 
of us, 

Johannis Mingal 

Casper van Hoesen 
Albert Slingerlant 
Riitger Bleecker 

Will of Adam Dlngeman 

[170] In the name of the Lord, Amen. By the contents of this 
present public instrument, know all men that in the year seventeen 
hundred and twenty and twenty-one, the twenty-first of January, 
in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign lord. King George, 
I, Adam Dingeman, born at Haerlem in Holland, sick and weak 
of body, but having the perfect use of my senses, memory and 
understanding, make this my last will and testament, without the 
inducement, persuasion or misleading of anyone, in manner follow- 
ing: Commending first and foremost my immortal soul whenever 
it shall depart from my body to the gracious hands of my Creator 
and Savior and my body to a Christian burial ; and as regards such 



l66 EARLY RECOKDS OF ALBANY 

estate [171] as I on my decease shall leave behind, I give and 
bequeath it to my children, as well daughters as sons, to be equally 
divided among them, share and share alike, to the one not more 
than to the other, whether it be my real estate or my personal prop- 
erty, money, furniture, household goods, rights and credits, all 
goods, movable and immovable, nothing excepted, annulling hereby 
all fonner testaments by me made, and [intending] this alone to 
be accepted as my last and final will ; hereby making my son-in-law 
Peter Cool sole executor of this my last will and testament, with 
power to sell and convey the real estate of lands, etc. and the 
proceeds thereof to divide equally among my children, and 
further to do all that executors by the laws of this province are 
permitted to do. Thus done and executed at the house of Peter 
Cool aforesaid in the manor of Livingston, the year, month and 
dav aforenamed and with mv hand and seal subscribed and sealed. 

Was signed, 

Adam Dingmans (l.s.) 

Signed, sealed and declared in presence of us 

Willem Halenheck 
Gysbert Osier hout 
Dirk Halenbeek 

. Appeared before Rob^ Livingston Jun^ Peter van Brugh Esq'. 
Judges, Evert Bancker and Myndert Schuyler Esq''. Justices of the 
Inferior Court of Comon pleas for the City and County of Albany 
William hawlingbeek, Gysbert oosterhout and Dirk hawlingbeek 
wittnesses to the within Instrument who declare on the holv 
Evangelists that they saw adam Dingman sign & seal it and 
Declare the said Instrument to be [172] his Last will and Testament 
and that at the same time as it seemd to them he had his perfect 
sences In Testimony whereof the Judges of the said Court have 
hereunto sett their hands in Albany this fourteenth day of March 
in y® seventh year of his maj®®. Reign annoq* D**. 1725 

was Signd 

RoB^ Livingston Jun^ 
PiETER van Brugh 

Will of Harmen Jansen Knickerbacker 

[176] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents that on this seventeenth day of January in the year of our 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 167 

Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
seven and eight I, Harmen Janse Knickerbacker of Dutchess county 
in the province of New York, being in reasonable health and having 
full power of mind and understanding (the Lord be praised), con- 
sidering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of 
death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, and being desirous 
to set all things in order, make this my last will and testament in 
form and manner hereinafter written, revoking, canceling and 
annulling by these presents all such testament or testaments, will 
or wills heretofore made or executed whether by word of mouth 
or in writing and [intending] this alone to be acknowledged as my 
last will and testament, and no other. 

First. I commend my soul to God Almighty my Creator and to 
Jesus Christ my Redeemer and to the Holy [177] Ghost my 
Sanctifier, and my body to the earth from whence it came, to be 
buried in a Christian manner and there to rest until my soul and 
body shall be united at the last day and receive the everlasting joy 
of immortality which God through His grace and the sole merit of 
our Savior has promised and prepared for all those who unfeignedly 
believe in Him and from the heart repent. 

2 And as regards such temporal estate of houses, lands, goods, 
debts, horses, cattle, money, gold and silver coined and uncoined, 
and whatever else appertains to my estate (which the Lord far 
above my deserts has been pleased to grant), I order, give and 
dispose thereof as follows: 

3 I order that all my just debts in a due time shall be paid. 

4 It is my will and desire that my worthy wife Elizabeth Knicker- 
backer shall have and enjoy the income and profit of my whole 
estate, real and personal, during my aforesaid wife's life and that 
at her death my aforesaid estate shall belong to my heirs herein- 
after written in manner following: 

5 I give to my seven children lawfully procreated with my afore- 
said wife, to wit, Johannes, Lowrens, Cornelis, Evert and Pieter 
Knickerbacker, Jannetie Lansing, widow of Hendrick Lansing, 
junior, and Cornelia [178] Knickerbacker, my whole aforesaid real 
and personal estate, to be divided equally among them and their 
heirs after the death of my aforesaid wife, on this condition, how- 
ever, that none of my heirs shall have the right to sell his portion 
of the real estate to anyone but the aforesaid Knickerbackers, only 
it is my will that my eldest son Johannis shall first draw three shill- 
ings current money for his right of primogeniture, without making 
anv further claim on that account. 



(68 liAKLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

6 It is my will that if I before my death ha^ppen to set off any 
portion of my land for one or more of my children, then, after the 
death of my aforesaid wife, such portion or portions shall belong to 
that child or children to whom" I shall have set it off, provided it 
shall appear under my hand, [written] in the presence of two or 
more w^itnesses, what and how I have set it off. 

7 I appoint as executors of this my last will and testament my 
aforesaid wife and my two sons Johannis and Lowrens Knicker- 
backer, desiring that what is hereinbefore written shall in all 
respects be followed and observed. Thus done at my house in the 
aforesaid county, the day and year as above. 

Was signed, 

Heermen Jansen Kynckbacker (l.s.) 

Signed, sealed and declared by Harmen Janse Knickerbacker this 
to be his last will and testament in presence of us. 

Jan I P Ploeg, his mark 
Pieter P P Pile, his mark 
D' Meyer Clarke 

Will of Marcelis Jansen 

[i8o] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men whom it may 
concern that on the eleventh day of June at New Albany, sixteen 
hundred and ninety, being the second year of the reign of William 
and Mary, king and queen of Great Britain, Marcelis Janse, dwell- 
ing in the aforesaid city, hale and sound ih body, walking and 
standing, having perfect possession and use of his senses, memory, 
understanding, reason and speech as outwardly appears, who con- 
sidering the frailty of life and the unforeseen hour of death, unwill- 
ing to depart hence without first having disposed of his temporal 
effects by the Almighty granted him and that without the persuasion, 
inducement or misleading of any persons but of his will and motion, 
commending first his soul to the hands of God and his body 
to a Christian burial, hereby nominates [i8i] appoints and chooses 
his lawful wife Annetie as his sole and universal heir of his whole 
estate and property, whether orchard or orchards, ground or 
grounds, lot or lots, house or houses, his movable goods, rights 
and credits and all that he may leave behind at his death, nothing 
whatsoever reserved and excepted, but with the understanding that 
(after the testator's <leath) she shall have the usufruct of the real 
estate during the time of her life, without being at liberty to alienate, 
encumber or sell the same, but after her death it shall go to their 



MORTGACES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 l&J 

children lawfully procreated by them, to wit, Gysbercht, Huybertje, 
Sytje, Judith and Aasuerus, to be divided among them equally, 
without regard to male or female sex or, in case of their death, to 
the grandchildren, taking the place of their deceased parent or 
parents ; except that the eldest son before any partition shall receive 
the value of six guilders in beavers, but with the understanding that 
the aforesaid real estate and houses shall go to the aforesaid young- 
est two children, the value of which, at a lawful and proper 
appraisal, the aforesaid youngest two children shall pay (their just 
portion being deducted) in the time of the six following years, 
every year a just sixth part, to begin from the time of the appraisal ; 
but as regards the movable estate, the testator's wife may sell, alien- 
ate, consume and dispose of the same in every way, just as the 
testator could do while alive, without delivering any statement or 
inventory to any child or children, or in case of infancy or death 
of the same, to the children's children, blood relations, guardians, the 
honorable orphan masters, constable or constables, the court of this 
city or govern [ 182] ment, whether high or low, judge or judges, or 
to any other person whomsoever much less giving surety or bond, 
inasmuch as the testator excludes and debars them all, jointly and 
severally, and wills and desires that his aforesaid wife shall have 
full administration and to this end makes her administratrix and 
executrix in the fullest manner possible, notwithstanding that some 
law or laws, custom or customs of this government may otherwise 
direct, which laws and customs, he wills shall herein be inoperative 
and of no effect. All that is hereinbefore written the testator declares 
to be his testamentary disposition and last will, which he desires 
to have effect from the weightiest to the least article thereof ; 
whether as testament, codicil, gift in anticipation of death or among 
the living, or any other bequest, however it may be named, notwith- 
standing all formalities required by law may not be observed herein, 
desiring the utmost benefit of the law for the maintenance of what 
is above written. Thus done and signed and sealed by the testator's 
own hand, on the aforesaid nth of June, at New Albany, A°. 1690. 

Was signed : 

Marcelus Jansen (L.S.) 
Signed and sealed in presence of 

Cornells Swart 
Johannes Becker ^ Jmf. 

In my presence, Johannes Becker, senior 

Kingston in the County of ulster may the 22^. A"*. 1722 



170 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Then appeared before me Jacob Rutsen Esq*". Judge of the Comon 
pleas for the said County in the presence of Eghbert Schoonmaker 
& John Rutsen Esq". Justices, Cornelis Swart of Kingston aged 
seaventy years being Sworn on the holy Evangelist declareth that 
his name being hereunto Sett as an Evidence to this will & Testa- 
ment is his own hand writeing. 

was Signd 

Jacob Rutsen 
Eghbert Schoonmaker 
JN^ Rutsen 

Will of Jeronimus Barheyt 

[183] 1713, the 22d of August 

This is the last will and desire of Jeroon Barheyt. First, that 
his wife Rabecke during her widowhood shall remain in posses- 
sion [of the estate?] and the negro Aslerrsu.*® 

Second, that his son VVouter shall have the whole estate and 
effects, on condition that he shall give to his sister the sum of one 
hundred pounds and the negro Harr}- [the same] to be paid within 
10 years. All this without craft or guile signed in presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses. 

his 
Jeroon X Barheyt 
mark 
Jacob Schermerhorn 
Myndert Marseles 

his 
Hendrkk H W van IV ie 
mark 

• Albany the 23*^. February 1722/3 
Appeared before Peter van Brugh Esq*", one of the Judges of the 
Inferior Court of Comon pleas for the City & County of Albany, 
Jacob Schermerhoorn Mynder Marcelis and Hendrick van wie the 
wittnesses to the within Instrument who Declare on the holy Evan- 
gelists that they saw Jeronimus Barheyt sign & scale it and Declare 
the said Instrument to be his Last will & Testament and that at the 
same time as it seemd to them he had his perfect sences and under- 
standing. 

was Signd 

PiETER VAN Brugh 



^^ Ahasucrus? 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 Ijl 

Will of Abraham Schuyler 

[187] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these pres- 
ents that I, the undersigned, Abraham Schuyler, burgher and inhab- 
itant of the City of Albany in the province of New York, hale and 
sound in body and having full possession of my understanding, 
memory and speech, considering the frailty of this life, the cer- 
tainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof, wishing therefore 
to dispose of the temporal effects which God Almighty has granted 
me, commending first and foremost my soul to the gracious hands 
of God my Creator and Savior and my body to a Christian burial, 
dispose as follows: 

1 That after my death my respected wife Geertruy Schuyler 
shall remain in full possession of my whole estate and effects, that 
is real and personal estate, nothing therefrom excepted, during her 
widowhood. 

2 That on the remarriage of my aforesaid wife, before her wed- 
ding day, she shall relinquish all my real estate, as well houses and 
lots as lands, to my five children, to wit, David aged about seven- 
teen years, Christyna aged about fifteen years, Dirck aged about 
ten years, Abraham aged about five years and Jacobus aged about 
three years, together with the child or children which in this present 
wedlock we may yet have, to the end that the same may be equally 
divided among my children, share and share alike, except that my 
eldest son David shall for his birthright [i88] have the sum of five 
pounds current money of this province, with the understanding 
and my will is that my house and lot lying here in Albany in the 
Broiiwers straet,^^ at present by me occupied, shall go to my two 
sons David and Jacobus aforesaid, share and share alike, which 
house and lot they shall receive by appraisal of three impartial 
persons, in order that the just portion may be turned over to the 
other child or children when each child attains his [or her] majority 
or marries; with the further understanding that if my aforesaid 
wife marry again, she may nevertheless remain in occupancy of the 
little house on the street and have the use of a lot in the rear of 
the breadth of said house, for the term of seven years beginning 
from such marriage day and no longer. 

3 My wife remains holden on the marriage of each of my children 
to give a proper outfit according to the value of the estate. 

4 I nominate and appoint as guardians and executors of my 



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children and whole estate aforesaid my two brothers David and 
Myndert Schuyler with my two brothers-in-law Wessell and Samuel 
Ten Bro[e]ck, to the end that my foregoing will in all its parts 
may be observed and maintained. All that is hereinbefore written 
the testator declares to be his last will and testament. Thus with 
my own hand subscribed and sealed in Albany this fifteenth 
day of December annoq. domini one thousand seven hundred and 
[189] nine. 

Abraham Schuyler (L.S.) 
Signed, sealed and published 
in presence of 

Afidries Coeyemans 
JoW. Cuyler 
Pieter van Brugh 

Will of Dirck Goes 

[192] In the name of God, Amen. 

On the first day of June in the fifth year of the reign of our 
sovereign king George the second, over Great Britain, France and 
Ireland, defender of the faith, &c, in the year of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ one thousand seven hundred and thirty-two, 
I, Dirck Goes, of Kinderhook in the county of Albany and in the 
province of New York, being weak and sick of body, but having 
sound and perfect memory and understanding (God be thanked 
for the same), considering the uncertain condition of this life, and 
that all flesh must die whenever the Lord shall please to call, and 
being desirous to set my affairs in order, make this my last will and 
testa- [ 193] ment in form and manner following: In the first place 
I commend my soul to Almighty God my Creator, to Jesus Christ 
my Savior, to the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier, and my body to the 
earth from whence it came therein in a becoming and Christian 
manner to be buried, to rest until my soul and body shall again be 
reunited, on the day of the general resurrection to become par- 
taker of the insatiable joy of immortality, which God of His grace 
through the merits of Jesus Christ alone has prepared and promised 
for all such as have true penitence and faith in Him. As regards 
such temporal goods as the Lord far above my deserts has been 
pleased to bestow upon me I give and dispose of the same in 
manner and form following: 

First, It is my will and desire that my wife Elizabeth Goes 
shall be altogether master of my whole estate as it is now in use, 
during her widowhood. 



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2 1 bequeath to my son Johannis Goes after my death one of 
ray cattle according to his choice in order that he may make no 
further claim upon my estate by reason of his primogeniture than 
shall hereinafter be bequeathed to him. 

3 I bequeath to my son Luyckas Goes my house, barn, home- 
stead and orchard as I now have them in possession, for him and 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

4 I bequeath to my two aforenamed sons Johannis Goes and 
Luyckas Goes to them and their heirs and assigns forever the 
remainder of all my real estate, arable land, mills, meadow and 
swamp, to each an equal half and no more, (saving a piece of land 
called the Maieshoek, that I give to my daughter Anna, wife of 
Tobias van Bure [n], to her and her heirs and assigns forever). 

5 I bequeath my vote in the Common patent of Kinderhook to 
my three children to wit, Johannis and Luyckas Goes and Anna, 
wife of Tobias van Beuren, to each a third part, to them and their 
heirs and assigns forever. 

6 I bequeath all my title and claim which I have at Claverack 
to my son Johannis Goes and my daughter Anna van [194] Beuren, 
for them and their heirs and assigns forever, to be divided among 
them and their heirs, to the one no more than to the other. 

7 I will that my sons Johannis and Luyckas Goes shall each pay 
twenty-five pounds current money of New York to my daughter 
Anna van Beuren, wife of Tobias van Beuren, to her or her heirs, 
four years after my wife's death. 

8 If my son Luyckas should die without heirs, it is my will that 
what I have herein bequeathed to him shall go to my son Johannis 
and my daughter Anna, wife of Tobias van Beuren, to them and 
their heirs and assigns forever, to one no more than to the other. 

9 I give to my son Luyckas Goes my negro Toby, and my negress 
Bettie, for him and his heirs and assigns, after my wife's death. 

10 I will that after my wife's death my three children, to wit, 
Johannis and Luyckas Goes and Anna, wife of Tobyas van Beuren, 
shall have equal parts, each a third part of all my movable goods 
to wit, furniture, beds, bolsters, horses, cows, sheep and ever}'thing 
else (save what has already been herein bequeathed). 

Ill bequeath to my sons Johannis and Luyckas Goes, to them 
and their heirs and assigns forever, all my waterpower on the 
Kinderhook kill with shoot, dam and all other property and rights 
and privileges belonging to the mill aforenamed standing on the 
great fall, now belonging to me and Coenraed Borghard, with 
ground and orchard thereto belonging. 



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In acknowledgment of the truth of which I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day and year above written, in presence of 

these 

his 
DiRCK ^ Goes (L.S.) 
mark- 
Witnesses 

A. V. Dyck 
Cornells van Schaack 

his 
Jan Tysen I G Goes 
mark 

Albany the S^^ Aug*. 1732 

Appeared before Philip Livingston one of his Majesties Councill 
for the Province of New York Arent van Dyck one of the Sub- 
scribeing wittnesses to the within written Will of Dirk Goes and 
made oath on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he saw the 
said Dirk Goes scale Publish & Declare the within to be his Last 
will & Testament, and that at the same time he was of sound Dis- 
poseing mind & memory to the best of his knowledge and that he 
saw the other wittnesses sign thereto, to the best of his Remem- 
brance 

Ph : Livingston 

Will of Francis Hardick 

[207] Know all men by these presents that upon this nineteenth 
day of December one thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven, 
in the eleventh year of his majesty's reign, King George the second, 
of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, 
I, Francis Hardik, in good health and having full power and use 
of my understanding, senses and memory as outwardly appears, 
considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of 
death and the uncertain hour thereof, and being desirous to set all 
things in order, make this my last will and testament in form and 
manner hereinafter written : 

First of all commending my soul to God Almighty my Creator, to 
Jesus Christ my Redeemer and to the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier, 
and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in a 
Christian manner, there to rest until mv bodv and soul shall be 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I75 

reunited at the last day and enjoy the eternal bliss of immortality 
which God of His grace has prepared through the merit of our 
Savior for all those who unfeignedly repent and believe in Him; 
and as regards such temporal estate of lands, goods, horses, cattle, 
credits, etc., as the Lord has been pleased far above my deserts to 
grant me, I order, give and dispose of the same in manner herein- 
after written : 

[208] First. It is my will and desire that all my just debts in 
proper time shall be paid. 

2 I give to my eldest son Jan Hardick for his birthright as my 
eldest son thirty shillings current money of New York. 

3 I give to my son Jan Hardick a certain piece of land lying on 
the east side of Hudson's river, now partly in his possession, begin- 
ning at a certain place called the Noorder Boght (north bend) at 
an elm tree at the corner of the fence, stretching thence into a vley 
(flat) by the first kill which is called the Diepe Leeghtese Kill (Deep 
Valley creek), then up along the south side of said kill to the fall 
on said kill, thence up to the corner of the fence or the land now 
already in his possession, thence to a bridge called the Pople 
(Poplar) bridge, thence to a bridge called the Swart e (Black) 
bridge, which bridge lies over a Spruyt (brook), thence along the 
north side of said spruyt to the land which my son Willem Hardick 
has bought of him, thence along the fence to the aforesaid elm tree, 
which I give him for him and his heirs and assigns forever. 

4 I give and bequeath to my son Willem Hardick all my right, 
title and interest in and to my land lying at Claverack, excepting 
what I have already granted or bequeathed, for him, his heirs and 
assigns forever, on condition that he shall pay to my daughter Sarah 
Hardick, wife of Jonatan Rees, or her heirs the sum of thirty 
pounds current money of New York, and to the three children of 
my deceased daughter Gerrite, wife of Domine Justus Valkenaer, 
deceased, fifteen pounds current money of New York, or else he can 
satisfy them by [giving] each twenty-five morgens of woodland, 
more or less, it being left to his choice to give either money or land, 
for them, or their heirs and assigns. 

5 It is my will and desire that my son Willem Hardick shall 
have one year and six weeks after my death in which to pay my 
abovesaid daughter Sarah and the three children of my above- 
written daughter Gerritje, deceased, or their heirs, the portion 
aforenamed. 

6 T .^:ve to my son Willem Hnrdick, or his heirs, all mv movable 



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estate, that is, horses and cows and furniture, excepting the older 
furniture which I desire shall be divided among my five children, 
or their heirs, [209] namely: Jan, Willem, Sarah, Gerritje and 
Volkje Hardick, wife of Leendert Rees. 

7 I appoint as executor of this my last will and testament, my 
above written son Willem Hardick. In witness whereof I have 
signed this in presence of witnesses in Claverak in the county of 
Albany, the day and year as above. 

his 
Franxis X Hardik (L.S.) 
mark 

Signed and declared this to be 
his last will and testament. 
The word Koningh (king) 
interlined before signing. 

Samuel Ten Broeck 
Dirk W. Ten Broeck 

his 

Erert E. B. Bout 

mark 

Albany the 3 day of Nov. 1742 

Be it Remembred that on the day and year above written person- 
ally appeared before me Myndert Schuyler being thereunto Deli- 
gated and appointed, Samuel Ten Broeck and Evert Boudt Two of 
the Subscribing wittnesses to the within will of Fransis Hardick, 
and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God That they 
Saw the said Francis Hardik Sign and Seal publish and declare 
the same to be his Last will and That at the Time thereof he was 
of Sound disposeing mind and memory to the best of their Knowl- 
edge and further declared they Saw the other wittness Derick Ten 
Broek sign as wittness thereunto in the presence of the Testator 

Myndert Schuyler 

Recorded in the Book of Records of wills held for the City and 
County of Albany page 206, 207 & 208, the fourth day of Novem- 
ber 1742 

P*" me Phil Livingston Jun. D. Clk 



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Will of Volckcrt van Vechten 

[216] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these pres- 
ents that upon this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and forty-seven, I, Volkert van Veghte, 
dwelling in the colony of Renslaerswyck in the county of Albany, 
in the province of New York, being old in years, but having my 
memory and understanding perfect, and considering the shortness 
and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty 
of the time and hour thereof, and being desirous to set my affairs 
in good order, make this my last will and testament, hereby annul- 
ling, canceling and revoking all wills or testaments heretofore made 
and declared by me, whether by word of mouth or in writing, and 
[desire] this to be held as my last [217] will and testament. 

Imprimis. I commend my soul to God my Creator and Savior and 
my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner, and 
respecting such temporal estate as belongs to me, money obligations, 
goods, rights and credits, nothing excepted where and whatsoever 
it may be, I order and dispose thereof as follows : 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Gerrit Teunise's son Volkert 
Van Veghte in consideration of his father's birthright and right of 
primogeniture fifteen pounds current money of this province. 

Item, I give to my wife Liedia Van Veghte my whole estate dur- 
ing her widowhood or lifetime as I possess and occupy the same, 
nothing whatsoever excepted. 

Item, I give and bequeath after my wife Liedia Van Veghten's 
death my whole estate as it may be found after her death to my 
six afternamed children and children's children, that is to say, my 
farm, house, barn, ricks, a fourth interest in the sawmill and all 
other appurtenances belonging to the farm lying in the colony of 
Renslarswyck on the east side of Hudson's river over against Paps- 
knee, bounded north by the south end of the land of Jannetje W'it- 
beeck and south by the north end of the land of the heirs of Johan- 
nis Van Veghten, dec^. and west by Papsknee's Kill ; and also my 
just eighth part of the land of the Hoosieck patent to me devised 
and bequeathed by my father's last will and testament, and further- 
more my whole estate and effects, negroes, negresses, negro chil- 
dren, [218] horses, cows, and everything without exception, to my 
son Dirck Van Veghte, his heirs or assigns a just sixth part of my 
whole estate and of all the above-named property, nothing what- 
soever excepted. 



178 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Magrieta Van Den 
Bergh, wife of Gerrit C. Vanden Bergh, her heirs or assigns, a 
just sixth part of my whole estate and of all that is above men- 
tioned, without any exception. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Gerrit Teunisse*s twp chil- 
dren, Volkert and Angenietje Van Veghte, to them and their heirs, 
each a just sixth part of my whole estate above named, nothing 
excepted. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Ephraim's daughter, Liedia 
Van Veghte, to her and her heirs, a just sixth part of my whole 
estate above named, nothing excepted. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Johannis Van Veghten's 
heirs, to them and to their heirs, a just sixth part of my whole estate, 
without exception. 

Item, I give and bequeath^^ that in case any of my aforenamed 
children or children's children happen to die before they or any of 
them attain their majority what is hereinbefore bequeathed to them 
shall pass to the above-named surviving children, or their heirs, 
to be divided [219] equally among them. 

Item, I will and desire that my farm or whole estate six weeks 
after my and ray wife's death shall be sold to one of my children 
if he shall be able to buy the same, or else to someone else whom 
my hereinafter named three executors shall consider fit and able 
to buy the same, and I authorize and empower my executors or 
two of them to convey the same after such sale and that their con- 
veyance, signed and sealed by them, shall pass and stand as a per- 
fectly lawful title to anyone as if the same was done by me 
personally. 

Item, I will and desire that the share of the minor children's 
children in my whole estate shall be secured by obligation for their 
behoof until the time they shall come of age and then be given to 
them, and the income of said obligations shall yearly be given to 
the mothers of the children for the maintenance of their children 
and the principal of the obligations shall remain in the hands of 
the executors. 

Item, I desire and order that if mv aforesaid children or anv of 
them may not be satisfied with their just sixth part of the whole 
and all that belongs to me, which I have above bequeathed and given 
to them, but seek to make further claim or pretension to any part of 
my estate, or any portion thereof here or elsewhere of whatsoever 



^2 Read : I will and desire. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I79 

nature it may be, those who come to do that shall be completely 
deprived of their inheritance bequeathed to them above. 

Item, Lastly I nominate my two sons Dirck Van Veghten and 
Gerrit C. Van Den Bergh [220] and my friend Petrus Douw as 
my executors of this my last will and testament and desire that 
they my just debts which I may leave behind shall pay in proper 
time out of my whole estate. In witness of the truth of which 
I have subscribed and sealed these and declared these to be my 
last will and testament, the day and year above written. 

VOLCKERT VAN VeGTE (L.S.) 

Signed, sealed and the above w-ritten 
declared by Volkert Van Veghte 
to be his last will and testament, in 
presence of us as witnesses. 

Hend^. Beeckman 
Johannis De Wandelaer 
Pieter De Wandelaer 

On the back of the above will was written as follows viz 

Albany the 15 Ap 1749 

Be it Remembered, that on the Day & Year above written per- 
sonally appeared before me Myndert Schuyler being thereunto 
Deligated & Appointed Hendrick Beekman & Joh* De Wandelaer 
two of the Subscribeing Witnesses to the Within Written Will of 
Volckert Van V^hten Deceased, And made Oath on the holy Evan- 
gelists of Almighty God that they saw the Said Volkert Van 
Veghten Sign Seal publish & Declare the Same to be his Last Will 
& That of the time thereof he was of Sound Disposeing Mind & 
Memory to the best of their knowledge & also further Declare that 
they Saw Pieter De wandelaer one Other of the said Witnesses to 
the s^ Will Sign as Witness to the Same in the Presence of the 
Testator 

Myndert Schuyler 

Recorded Ap: 27*^* 1750 

P^ John Golden Clerk 

Will of Dirck van Vechten 

[235] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents that I, Dirck van Vechten, of Schagtekoek in the county 
of Albany, husbandman, being sick in body, but in possession of 



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my understanding and senses, God be praised therefor, and being 
desirous to set all things in order, make this my last will and testa- 
ment in mariner following: 

Imprimis. I commend my soul to God my Creator and Redeemer 
and Savior and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian 
manner; and concerning the temporal property, including lands, 
horses and cattle and whatever else belongs to my real and per- 
sonal estate which the Lord far above my deserts has been pleased 
to grant me, I order and dispose of the same as follows : I desire 
that all my just debts shall be paid out of my aforesaid estate. 

Item. I give to my eldest son Harmen van Vechte my large 
Bible containing the Old and the New Testament, &c., for and in 
consideration of his right of primogeniture. 

[236] First. My will is that my well-beloved wife Maragrieta 
van Vechten shall hold and possess my whole estate, my land, houses 
and buildings, cattle and all my movable goods, slaves and out- 
standing obligations during her widowhood and her natural life, 
nothing excepted, and if my aforenamed wife have occasion during 
her widowhood, she may sell or dispose of my slaves, negroes and 
negresses, as well as of my outstanding obligations, to whom she 
may think fit, but none of my real estate, land and houses, shall my 
aforenamed have power to sell or dispose of, but shall have the 
use and income thereof during her widowhood; but if my afore- 
named wife marry again, then it is my will that she deliver up and 
hand over my whole estate to my son or the heirs whom I shall 
hereinafter specify, also to give up all my personal property to my 
children or their heirs, saving one of my negresses whom I give to 
her during her life and after her death, the negress shall revert 
to my children or their heirs. 

Second, I give and bequeath to my son Theunis van Vechten my 
farmland, houses, barn, ricks, orchard and all outbuildings, where 
I now dwell at Schagtekoek, in the county of Albany, lying north 
of the land of Johannes Knickerbacker, and according to writings 
and as it came to me, and all my farming implements together with 
two gelding horses, two mares, three cows, three sheep and three 
sows, which I give to my aforenamed son Theunis van Vechten for 
him and his heirs and assigns forever, for which I will that he shall 
pay after niv aforesaid wife\s death, and six years after he comes 
to occupy, receive and peacefully till the land, to my four children 
or to their heirs, to wit, to Harmen van Vechten the sum of twenty- 
five [237] pounds, to Anna van Vechten, wife of Hendrick Fonda, 



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the sum of twenty-five pounds, to Philip van Vechten the sum of 
twenty-five pounds, and to Benjamin van Vechten the sum of fifty 
pounds, all current money of New York. 

Third. It is my will that my youngest son Benjamin van Vechten 
shall have, after my brother Leendert van Vechten's death without 
natural heirs, the fifteen morgens of land called the Boght, lying 
at Schagtekoek on the Great Kill, according to writings thereof, 
which I give to the aforenamed Benjamin van Vechten, for him 
and his heirs and assigns forever. 

Fourth. I further give and bequeath after my wife's death all 
my movable goods, household furniture, etc., nothing excepted, to 
my five children or their heirs, Harmen van Vechten, Theunis van 
Vechten, Anna van Vechten wife of Hendrick Fonda, Philip van 
Vechten and Benjamin van Vechten, to be divided equally among 
them, except the large Bible which I now have in my house, that I 
give to my son Theunis van Vechten or his heirs forever. 

Lastly. I appoint and make my well-beloved wife Maragarieta 
van Vechten executrix of this my last will and testament during 
her widowhood, who is to have the administration of all my mov- 
able goods, as an administratrix is required to do by the laws of 
the government. Furthermore, I appoint my good friends Livynes 
Lewisse and Dirck Ten Bro[e]ck to be guardians and overseers 
over my children that each may have and receive his rights, and 
to assist my beloved wife in the administration. 

Thus signed and sealed with my own hand at my farm at Schagte- 
koek in the county of Albany the seventeenth day of August and in 
the -thirteenth year of the reign of our King George the [238] 
Second of England, Scotland, France and England, etc. Annoque 
Domini 1739. 

his 
Dirck X Vechten (L.S.) 
mark 

Signed, sealed and declared by the testator to be his last will 
and testament in presence of 

Barent Egbertsen 
Harmen Kneckerbacker 
Dirck Ten Broeck 

Albany den 17***. of October 1752 

Be it remembred that on the Day & Year above written per- 
sonally Appeared before me Myndert Schuyler being thereunto 



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Deligated and Appointed Hermen Knickerbacker one of the Sub- 
scribing witnesses to the within written will of Dirick Van Veghten 
and made Oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he 
Saw the Said Dirick van Veghten Sign and Seale publish and 
declare the Same to be his last will and that att the Time thereof 
he was of Sound Disposing Mind and Memory to the Best of his 
knowledge And also further Declared that he Saw Barent Egbers 
& Dirck Ten Broeck Sign as w^itnesses thereunto in the presence 
of the Testator 

Myndert Schuyler 
Recorded this 29 Day of December 1756 

P*" Ha: Gansevoort Clerk 

Will of Pieter Hoogeboom 

[242] In the name of God, Amen. On this twentieth day of 
June one thousand seven hundred and forty-six, I, Peter Hogeboom, 
of Claverack in the county of Albany in the province of New York, 
being of sound mind and memory, God be praised for the same, 
considering the frailty of my body and well knowing that it is 
appointed that all men must die, thus make and ordain this my 
last will and testament, that is to say, principally, I first give my 
soul into the hands of God the Lord who first gave it, and my body 
I commend to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner. 

First, I give to my eldest son's son Peter Hogeboom for his 
birthright as eldest son the sum of ten pounds York money. 

Second. I give to my eldest son's son Pieter Hogeboom and his 
heirs the neck and the strip (streek) at Canaan and all that lies 
between that and the old farm for his inheritance, on condition that 
he pays six years after my death to his sister Rachel Hogeboom 
and to his brother Cornelis Hogeboom to each per head thirty 
pounds York money. 

Third. I give and bequeath to my son Barth. Hogeboom and to 
his heirs the old farm at Canaan as the deed shows jon the record 
and also sixty acres lying upon the east side of the Coninghs pat 
(King's path), and also thirty-five acres on the south next the heirs 
of the widow Beldins and Sam^*. Robens which lies undivided with 
Abram Halenbeek, on condition that Bartholomeus Hogeboom and 
his heirs shall pay six years after my death to Catrynte Hogeboom, 
wife of Ph : Conyn, and her heirs, the sum of fifty-five pounds York 
money, and to my daughter Hillatie Hogeboom, the wife of Jochem 
Radcliff, and her heirs, the sum of fifty-five pounds York money, 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 183 

and to my daughter Arriatic Hogeboom, the wife of Low^ van 
Alee, deceased, and her heirs, the sum of fifty-five pounds York 
money, [243] and to my daughter Geertruy Hogeboom, the wife 
of Willem Van Ness, and her heirs, the sum of fifty-five pounds 
\*ork money. 

Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Johannis Hogeboom and 
to his heirs the east or rear end of the farm at Claverack in the 
manor of Renselaer, as the division fence now stands, right through 
north and south so far as my right extends and as the deed shows, 
on condition that Johannis Hogeboom and his heirs pay six years 
after my death to Catryntie Hogeboom, wife of Ph: Conyn, and 
her heirs, the sum of thirty-two pounds, ten shillings York money, 
and to my daughter Hilletie Hogeboom, wife of Jochem Radcliff, 
and her heirs, thirty-two pounds, ten shillings York money, and to 
Arriantie Hoogeboom, wife of Lowerens van Alle, deceased, and 
her heirs, the sum of thirty-two pounds, ten shillings York money, 
and to Geertruy Hogeboom, wife of Willem van Ness, and her 
heirs, the sum of thirty-two pounds, ten shillings York money. 

Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son Jeremyas Hogeboom and 
his heirs the foremost or westerly end of the farm with all the 
buildings thereon, at Claverack, straight through as the division 
fence now stands north and south so far as my right extends as the 
deed shows, on condition that Jeremyas Hogeboom pays six years 
after my death to Catr\^ntie Hogeboom, wife of Ph : Conyn, and her 
heirs, the sum of forty-two pounds, ten shillings York money, and 
to my daughter Hilletie Hogeboom, wife of Jochem Radcliff, and 
her heirs, the sum of forty-two pounds, ten shillings York money, 
and to my daughter Arriantie Hogeboom, wife of Lou^. van Alle, 
deceased, and her heirs, the sum of forty-two pounds, ten shillings, 
York money, [244] and to Geertruy Hogeboom, wife of Will", van 
Ness, and her heirs, the sum of forty-two pounds, ten shillings York 
money. 

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary tie Hogenboom, 
wife of Jochem van Valckenburgh, and her heirs, the bush farm 
where Bart**. Hogeboom now dwells, the old and the new for which 
I have conveyance and for which I have no conveyance as yet : just 
as it is with all my right and title, for her inheritance; and if so be 
that Bartholomeus Hogeboom will not deliver it up peaceably, then 
he shall be cut off from the farm at Canaan, and if it happen that 
the farm where Bart**, now dwells shall be lost through any process 
of law, then shall the ten heirs be holden to make good again to 
Mary tie and her heirs, her inheritance and if Bartholomeus keeps 



184 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

it for his portion, then shall all the heirs be holden if he lose it by 
process of law also to make good his inheritance to him, buit the 
heirs shall be holden to make good the inheritance for no longer 
time than 6 years, after my death. 

Seventh. I order that Geertruy Hogeboom, wife of Willem van 
Ness, and her heirs, shall be holden to pay six years after my death 
the sum of ten pounds York money to all my ten heirs, to each 
twenty shillings, before she receive the lot of ground. 

Eighth. My daughters, Catryntie and Hilletie and Arriantie and 
Geertruy shall all be holden six years after my death when they 
shall have received their inheritance as aforenamed to pay the four 
of them, twenty pounds York money to Marytje Hogeboom, the 
wife of Jochem Valkenburgh, and her heirs. 

Ninth. I give to my son Jeremyas Hogeboom a negro called 
Sees and a plow with all its appurtenances which I left there on the 
farm and three cows and three mares and three geldings from the 
stock which I have left on the farm. 

[245] Tenth. I bequeath to all my children, my eldest son's son 
Piete, and Bartholomeus and Johannis and Jeremias, to my daugh- 
ters Catryntie and Hilletie and Ariantie and Marytie and Geertruy 
and Annatie all my negroes and negresses, big and little, young and 
old, and all my horses and cattle and furthermore all my movable 
goods from the largest to the smallest that may be found after my 
death, to each his just tenth part, and furthermore all the heirs 
shall be held after my death to contribute equally until all my debts 
which may then appear shall be paid. 

Lastly, I order and appoint my three sons Bartholomeus, Johannis 
and Jeremias all three as executors of this my last will and desire, 
to direct matters as I have desired them in this mv last will and 
testament that my children may receive each what is provided for 
him individually and in the fear of the Lord use the same. 

N. B. If there be any heirs who should [wish to] sell their estate, 
they shall be holden to sell to the nearest heirs if they will give as 
much as anyone else. 

PlETER HOGENBOOM (L.S.) 

To which I set my hand and seal in the presence of these wit- 
nesses : 

Johannys Ten Eyck 
Abram Vosburgh Jn 
Pietter Soundhard 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 185 

City & County \ Be it Remembred that on the 23 day of February 
of Albany J one Thousand and seven hundred and fifty Eight 
personally Came and Appeared before me John De peyster Surro- 
gate of the Said City and County Johannis Ten Eyck of the Manner 
of Livingston in the Said County of Albany and being duly Sworn 
on his Oath declared that he did See [246 J Peter Hogeboom Sign 
and Seal the above written Instrument Porporting to be the will 
of the Said Pieter Hogenboom bearing date the 20 day of June 
1746 And heard him Publish and declare the Same to be and Con- 
tain his Last will and Testament That att the Time thereof he the 
Said Pieter Hogenboom was of Sound disposing Mind and Memory 
to the best of his knowledge and Blief of him the deponant and 
that his name Subscribed to the Said will is of his Respective proper 
handwriting which he Subscribed as wittness to the Said will in the 
Testators presents, and that he the deponent Saw Abraham Vos- 
burgh Jun"^. and Pieter Lounhard the other witnesses to the Said 
will Subscribe there names as witnesses thereunto in the Testators 
presents. 

John de Peyster Surrogate 

Recocded the 23 day of February 1758 

p'. Ha: Gansevoort Clerk 

Will of Jannctje, widow of Martin Cregicr 

[285] In the name of God, Amen. On this twentieth day of 
August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty-four, I, Jannetie Cregier, widow of Martin Cregier, of 
Albany, in the province of New York, being weak and sickly in 
body, but having my senses and understanding, the Lord be praised 
and thanked, and considering the shortness and frailty of human 
life, the certainty of death and the uncertain time and hour thereof, 
make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, annulling and 
canceling all former will or wills, testament or testaments heretofore 
by me made or published whether by word of mouth or in writing 
and [desire] these presents to be held as my last will and testament 
and none else. 

First I commend my soul to God and my body to the earth to 
be buried in a Christian manner and there to rest in expectation of 
a blessed resurrection at the last day ; and as regards such temporal 
estate as the Lord far above my deserts has been pleased to grant 
me, I dispose of the same in manner following: 



1 86 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

First. 1 vvill and order that all my just debts shall be paid in 
proper time out of the rents of my real and immovable estate in 
manner following, that is to say, that all my real and immovable 
estate shall be leased for the time o.f six years after my death or 
until my debts are paid, by my executors hereinafter named. 

Item, I give to my son Martynus Cregier ten shillings current 
money of New York for his right of primogeniture. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my said son Martynus Cregier 
the full and complete half of my farm lying at Knistageione in 
the county of Albany, to wit, the easterly portion with the home- 
stead as I have it in use with the full half of the pasture, 
cripple bush and woodland behind the home- [286] stead 
and farm, west of the Fuyck or Albany path, to him 
my aforesaid son Martynus Creiger, his heirs or assigns forever, 
provided that my son Martynus or his heirs or assigns pay 
or disburse therefor two hundred fifty pounds current money of 
New York, to wit, to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Daniel van 
Olinda, or her heirs or assigns the sum of fifty pounds thereof 
within the time of one year after my death, and to my daughter 
Annatie, wife of Victoor Becker, or her heirs or assigns the sum 
of fifty pounds thereof within the time of two years ctfter my 
death, and to my daughter Geertruy, wife of Ulderick van Francke, 
her heirs or assigns, the sum of fifty pounds thereof within the time 
of three years after my death, and to Enogh Vreelandt and Marya 
Vreelandt, children of my deceased daughter Marya Vreelandt, 
the sum of one hundred pounds, that is to them or their respective 
heirs or assigns to each fifty pounds, all current money of New 
York in the time of four years after my death. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Cr^er the full and 
just half of my said farm and land at Kanistagone, to wit, the 
westerly portion thereof with the homestead at present by him 
occupied and used with the full half of the pasture, cripple bush 
and woodland lying behind the homestead and farm to the west of 
the Fuyck or Albany path, to him my aforesaid son Samuel Cregier 
his heirs or assigns forever ; also a third part of the orchard fruits 
for the time of six years after my death, provided that he, my said 
son Samuel, or his heirs or assigns pay and disburse therefor 
the sum of two hundred pounds current money of New York, to 
wit, to my aforesaid daughter Elisabeth, wife of Daniel van Olinda, 
or her heirs or assigns the sum of fifty pounds within the time of 
one year after my death, and to my daughter Annatie, wife of Vic- 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 18/ 

toor Becker, or her heirs or assigns the sum of fifty pounds within 
the time of two years after my death, and to my daughter [287] 
Geertruy, wife of Ulderick van Francke, or her heirs or assigns th? 
sum of fifty pounds in the time of three years after my death, and 
to Enoch Vreelandt and Maria Vreelandt the sum of fifty pounds, 
that is, to each of them or their respective heirs or assigns twenty- 
five pounds, all current money of New York, within the time of 
four years after my death. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my said daughter EHsabeth, wife 
of Daniel van Olinda, the half of my house and of the lot of ground 
lying in Albany on Jonker street, between the house and lot of 
Patroon Jeremiah van Renselaer and Jacob Glen, that is to say, 
the westerly half part of the house and lot, with the overhang over 
the alley up to the garret (but the alley under the floor is to be in 
common between her and her sister Geertruy, to each the half), to 
her my aforesaid daughter Elizabeth and to her heirs and her 
assigns forever, provided that in case it shall be sold or made over 
to anyone by my said daughter Elizabeth, her daughter Maritie 
shall have the sum of fifty pounds current money of New York 
after the death of her mother, my daughter Elizabeth. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my said daughter Geertruy, wife 
of Ulderick van Francke, the easterly half of my aforesaid house 
and lot in Albany on Jonker street, bounded easterly by the house 
and lot of Patroon Jeremiah van Renselaer, that is to say the most 
easterly half of the whole lot, with the half alley heretofore men- 
tioned, the overhang over which belongs to the westerly portion of 
the house bequeathed to my daughter Elizabeth; which aforesaid 
easterly half of the house and lot and alley in common under the 
floor I bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Geertruy, her heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Item, I grant to my aforesaid daughter Elizabeth, wife of Danjel 
van Olinda, the right to dwell in the house now standing upon the 
back part of the aforesaid lot, on the west side thereof, during the 
time of six years after my death, with some ground to the south 
thereof, now a garden, without any rent to be paid therefor to my 
executors or any of them. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my aforenamed daughter Annatie, 
wife of [288] Victor Becker, all that land lying at Knistageioene to 
the east of the Fuyck or Albany path beginning and bounded on 
the shore by the homestead of my son Samuel Cregier and thence 
down the river to Schurlynen kill with the island and thence into 
the woods so far as my right extends on the east of the Fuyck path 



l88 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

or [the landj belongs to me, to her my aforesaid daughter Annatie 
during her life and after her death to her children, to wit, Marty- 
nus, Nicholas, Hendrick and Janetie respectively, to their respective 
heirs and assigns, to each a just fourth part thereof forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my aforesaid two sons Martynus 
and Samuel Cregier to each the half of my portion and right, being 
the just half of a certain parcel of land at Knistigone, abutting 
westerly on my farm between the little kill and the Steene (Stone) 
kill, to them my aforenamed sons, their respective heirs and assigns 
forever. 

Item. I desire that my daughter Elizabeth together with my 
daughter Geertruy shall have a third of the apples out of the orchard 
at Knistigone (bequeathed to my two sons) for the time of six 
years after my death. 

Item, And in case my two sons Martynus and Samuel or either 
of them should decline to take the aforesaid land at Kniestigeioene 
hereinbefore mentioned and bequeathed to them and to pay or 
turn over the money therefor hereinbefore mentioned to my daugh- 
ters Elizabeth, Geertruy, Anna and to the two children of my 
deceased daughter Marya, to wit, Enoch Vreelandt and Maria 
Vreelandt according to the true intent and meaning of this my last 
will and testament, then [ will that my aforenamed daughters with 
the two aforenamed children of my deceased daughter Marya shall 
be entitled to enter upon and share an equal poriion of the real and 
immovable estate with him who refuses to pay according to my 
desire. 

[289] Lastly, I appoint and make my sons Martynus Cregier 
and Samuel Cregier and moreover my daughters, namely, Elizabeth, 
Annatie and Geertruy, executors of this my last will and testament. 
Thus signed, sealed and declared to be my last will and testament in 
presence of the witnesses named below, the day and year first above 
written. 

Jannetje Cregier (l. s.) 

Signed, sealed and declared by the 
testatrix to be her last will and tes- 
tament in presence of us, as wit- 
nesses, signing hereto in the pres- 
ence of the testatrix 

Stephanxis van Rensselaer 
Gerardus Bancker 
Jn^, de Peyster 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 189 

Albany y* lo day of June 1741 Be it Remembred that on the day 
and Year above written personally appeared before me Myndert 
Schuyler being thereunto deligated and appointed Stefanus van 
Renselaer and John de Peyster two of the witnesses to the within 
written will of Jannetie Cregier and made Oath on the holy Evan- 
gelist of Almighty God that they Saw the said Jannetie Cregier 
Sign seal publish and declare the same to be her last will and that 
at the time thereof she was of sound disposing mind and memory 
to the best of their knowledge and Also further declare they saw 
Gerr^. Bancker one of the other of the witnesses to v® abovesaid 
will Sign as witness thereunto in the presence of the Testatorix. • 

Myndert Schuyler 

Recorded and Examined the 12**^ October 1763 

p"^. Ha : Gansevoort Clerk 

Wm of Arent Vcdder 

[294] In the name of God, Amen. I, Arent Vedder, now of the 
village of Schoneetendy in the county of Albany, husbandman, 
having at this time my senses, knowledge, memor}*^ and understand- 
ing perfect, thanks be to God for the same, but considering my 
highly advanced age, the mortality of the body, the certainty of 
death and the uncertain time and hour thereof, do therefore this 
tenth day of August in the twentieth year of the reign of our King 
George the second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and forty-six make, ordain and publish this my last will 
and testament, to wit, of all my immovable and movable worldly 
estate wherewith the Lord has been pleased to bless me in this life, 
after my lawful debts and burial expenses are paid or satisfied, 
I give, bequeath and dispose of in the following manner and form : 

First, I give to my eldest son Harmen Vedder, his executors, 
or administrators, the sum of three pounds current money of this 
province to be paid to him out of my estate for his right of primo- 
geniture, wherewith he must be content and make no further claim 
to mv movable or immovable estate as heir at law. 

Second. I give to my wife Sarah all my movable and immovable 
estate during her widowhood, or so long as she lives and remains 
my widow, she not to incumber or alienate the same, but only to 
have, receive and take the rents, income and profits thereof during 
the time above mentioned for her sustenance and maintenance and 
immediatelv after mv wife's death, she heme: mv widow, or imme- 



igO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

diately after her remarriage, whichever occurs first, I give, bequeath 
and dispose of my movable and immovable estate as follows, to wit : 
To my son Seymon Vedder and to his heirs and assigns forever I 
give and bequeath the easterly part of my land lying and being on 
the south side of the Maakwasse river,^^ in the Woestyne,** where 
I now live, with the house, barn and homestead, beginning at [295] 
the division between me and Jan Wemp and running up the river 
to the Kromme kill,^^ and a morgen on the height over or on the 
west side of the Kromme kill, between the ditch and the river, and 
thence with a straight line where the uppermost or most westerly 
line of that morgen of land comes over the Kromme kill from the 
river to the king's highway, with the woodland that lies toward 
my house from the aforesaid Kromme kill, between the hill and 
the lowland, to be held by him, the aforesaid Seymon Vedder, his 
heirs. and assigns, forever. 

To my son Harmen Vedder, or to his heirs or assigns I give and 
bequeath the westerly portion of my arable land, lying and being 
on the south side of the Maakwasse river in the Woestyne in the 
county of Albany, whereon he has now built, with his house and 
barn thereon standing; beginning on the west side of the Kromme 
kill where my son Seymon's [land] ends and running up the river 
so far as my right extends along said river, with all the woodland 
that lies between the lowland and up the hill to the south of the land 
that I now hereby give to him, to be held by him, the aforesaid 
Harmen Vedder, his heirs and assigns forever ; and it is my express 
wnll, order and desire that my son Hannen Vedder therefor shall 
pay yearly and every year forever the quantity of four and a half 
skipples of wheat to the trustees of the village of Schnectendy, or to 
their order: 

To my youngest son Albert Vedder, jun*"., I give and bequeath, to 
him, his heirs and assigns, my house and lot lying in the village of 
Schonectendy wherein he now dwells, with all that thereto belongs, 
bounded southerly by the lot of Myndert Veeder, northerly by the 
house and lot of Hendrick Brouwer, and easterly by the [Washing- 
ton] Street and westerly by my son Harmen Vedder. also my 
two morgens, more or less, of lowland lying on the arable land in 
the village of Schonectendy, as I now have it in possession, bounded 



^ Mohawk river. 

^* Literally: "the desert," opposite Hoffman's ferry. Sec History of 
the Schenectady Patent, p. 201, where part of this will is quoted. 
*' Literally : " Crooked creek," or " Winding creek." 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I9I 

northerly by the king's [296] highway, easterly by the land of 
. Harmanus Vedder, southerly by land of Corset Vedder and westerly 
by land of Abraham Maby ; also my little hay meadow, being about 
a fourth part of a morgen, lying in the low ground on the south 
side of the village of Schonectendy, bounded southerly, westerly 
and northerly by meadow of the heirs of Law*", van der Volgen and 
easterly by the road, to hold for him the aforesaid Albert Vedder, 
jun*"., his heirs and assigns forever. 

To my seven daughters, to wit, Antje, Rebecca, Angenietje, 
Maria, Susanna, Sarah and Elizabeth, or to their executors and 
assigns, I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred and five pounds 
current money of this province, that is to say, to each one of my 
above-named daughters or to their heirs the sum of fifteen pounds 
current money as above said and it is my express will, order and 
desire that my three above-named sons, Harmen, Seymon and 
Albert Vedder, jun*"., or their heirs, the above-named sum pay 
equally to my above-named daughters, or to their heirs, seven years 
after my and my wife's death, that is, each of my above-named 
three sons the sum of thirty-five pounds current money as afore- 
said; furthermore, it is my will and desire that my three above- 
named sons, to wit, Harmen, Seymon and Albert Vedder, jun^, 
together pay my and my wife's burial expenses, the one no more 
than the other, but each the full lawful third part thereof. 

To my son Seymon Vedder or to his heirs I give and bequeath 
my negro Thom ; to my sons Harmon Vedder and Seymon Vedder 
and to their heirs and assigns I give and bequeath all my woodland 
or wood ground that lies to the south of my son Harmen Vedder's 
land which I hereinbefore have bequeathed to him, that is, from 
where my son Harmen Vedder's land ends up on the hill to the 
southerly end of my right of my woodland, to hold for them, my 
aforesaid sons Harmen Vedder and Seymon Vedder, their heirs 
and assigns forever: it is my express will and desire and I bind my 
three sons Harmen, Seymon and Albert Vedder, jun^, hereby that 
if one or two of my aforesaid sons may hereafter be put to any 
[297] expense in relation to any portion of the land hereby to them 
bequeathed, my three aforesaid sons shall together bear the expense 
among them, the one no more than the other, and if any one of 
them by some trouble comes to lose any part of his land here above 
to him bequeathed or given, the other two of my sons whoever they 
may be, shall pay a full third part of the value of the land so lost 
on appraisal by three honest persons, to him who loses it, without 



192 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

any sort of trouble or opposition ; and if it happen that my daughter 
Maria remain unmarried during her life and she be unable to sup- 
port herself, then she shall choose with which of my sons she wants 
to dwell and my three sons, to wit, Harmen, Seymon and Albert 
Vedder, jun^. shall together maintain her so long as she lives, one 
contributing no more nor less than the others. It is further my 
express wish and desire that when the survivor of me and my wife 
shall come to die, my son Seymon Vedder shall freely and peaceably 
mow the crop or grain that shall have been sowed upon any part 
of my land by him without any trouble or hindrance from my two 
other sons above mentioned, and draw the same away and dispose 
thereof for his own use. 

To my son Seymon Vedder and to his heirs I give all my farm* 
ing tools, sleighs, carts, plow, harrow with all their belongings, 
axes, adzes, forks, etc., nothing excepted. 

To all my children, sons and daughters, to wit, Harmen, Seymon, 
Albert Vedder jun**. and my daughters hereinbefore named, to wit, 
Antje, Rebecca, Angenietje, Maria, Susanna, Sarah and Elizabeth, 
I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my movable 
estate of whatever nature it may be, hereinbefore not disposed of, 
such as my furniture or household goods, linen and woolen, my 
horses and cows, oxen, calves, foals, mares, sheep, lambs, hogs, 
pigs, hens, etc., of whatsoever nature they [298] may be, to be 
divided among all my children or their heirs, as well sons as daugh- 
ters, no one to have anything more or better than another. 

Lastly, I make and appoint my son-in-law William Brower and 
Major Jacob Glen executors or trustees of this my last will and 
testament to have the same carried out according to my true intent 
and meaning and I revoke and annul all other testaments heretofore 
made by me, so that this, and no other heretofore made by me, I 
declare to be my last will and testament. In witness of the truth 
of which I, Arent Vedder, have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
the dav and vear first above written. 



Arext Vedder (L.S.) 



Signed, sealed and published by the 
said Arent Vedder as and for his 
last will and testament in the pres- 
ence of us, 

Albert Vedder 
Vredrhek van Petten 
Jehu Sc.ndrrs 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I93 

City & County 1 Be it Remembred that on the i** Day of March 
of Albany J 1755 personally Appeared before me Myndert 

Schuyler Surrogate of the said County frederick van petten & John 
Sanders two of the Subscribing witnesses to the within written will 
of Arent Vedder and being Duely Sworn on their oaths Declare 
that they and Each of them Did See the said Arent Vedder Sign 
and Seal publish and Declare the same to be his Last will and that 
at the Time thereof he was of sound Disposing mind & memory 
and further Declared that they Saw the other witness Albert Vedder 
Sign as witness thereunto in the presence of the Testator 

Myndert Schuyler 

Recorded and Examined The i"* Day of February 1764 

P*". Ha: Gansevoort Clerk 

Will of Thomas van Alst3me 

[302] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these pres- 
ents that on this fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, I, Thomas van Alstyn, 
of the township of Kinderhook, in the county of Albany, in the 
province of New York, being advanced in years, but having my 
memory and understanding perfect, considering the shortness of 
himian life, the certainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof, 
have determined this to be my last will and testament in manner 
following. 

First, I commend my immortal soul whenever it shall depart from 
my body to the gracious and merciful hands of God my Creator 
and Savior and my body to a Christian burial in the earth from 
whence it came, there to rest until my soul and body be reunited at 
that joyful day of the resurrection to be made partaker of that 
insatiable joy of our salvation which God by His grace through the 
merits of Jesus Christ has prepared and promised for all those who 
have true repentance and faith in Him. And as regards such tem- 
poral estate, as money, obligations, goods, rights and credits, nothing 
in the world excepted, where and whatsoever they may be, I order 
and dispose thereof as follows. I desire that all my just debts shall 
first be paid out of my above-mentioned estate. 

[303] Item, I give and bequeath to my son Wiliam Van Alystyn 
in consideration of his right of primogeniture of being my eldest 
son, my large shot g^n. 
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194 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Van Alstyn and 
his heirs forever the farm which he now has in his possession 
and dwells upon, with all the rights thereto appertaining, lying in 
Claverack in the manor of Rensselaerswick and in the county of 
Albany upon this condition that my son William or his heirs there- 
for pay the sum of one hundred pounds current money of this 
province, which is still owing on that land, and furthermore, after 
my wife's death, that my son William pay or disburse to my 
daughter Cathariena Hofman, widow of Petrus Hoffman, or her 
heirs, the simi of forty pounds current money of this province, if it 
goes well with the woodland which I have conveyed to my five chil- 
dren ; if not, my son William must pay to the aforenamed Cathariena 
the sum of sixty pounds current money aforenamed. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Lambarth Van Alstyn and 
his heirs forever the farm which he now possesses and occupies, 
lying in the township of Kinderhook in the county of Albany. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Peter Van Alstyn and his 
heirs forever my whole farm as I now possess the same, with all the 
farm implements thereto belonging, after the death of my wife, on 
this condition that my son [304] Peter or his heirs pay therefor to 
my son Lambarth or his heirs the sum of four hundred pounds 
current money of this province, the first payment of one hundred 
pounds two years after my death, the second payment also of one 
hundred pounds four years after my death, the third payment again 
of one hundred pounds six years after my death, the fourth pay- 
ment again of one hundred pounds eight years after my death ; from 
this time forth my son Peter is to have the half of the whole income 
of my farm and is also to be at half of the expense of the whole 
and after my death my son Peter is to have the whole income of my 
farm, provided that he is to give to my wife during her life the 
fourth of the income, and also a free dwelling, also pay all my debts^ 
Furthermore my son Peter or his heirs must pay or disburse to my 
daughter Maria or her heirs the sum of forty potmds current money 
of this province if it goes well with the woodland which I have con- 
veyed to my five children; if not, my son Peter must pay to my 
aforenamed daughter Maria or her order the sum of sixty pounds 
current money as above. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my two daughters Catharina and 
Maria and their heirs after my wife's death all my movables and 
household furniture except my sons' pictures, of which each shall 
have his own ; furthermore I give to my daughter Cathariena or 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I95 

her heirs my negress named Alloon and to my daughter Maria or 
her heirs I give my negress named [305] Anne. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Peter or his heirs my negro 
named Lott. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my five above-named children, Wil- 
liam, Lambarth, Peter, Cathariena and Maria, and to their heirs 
all my silver work, nothing excepted, to be equally divided among 
them, to the one no more than to the other. 

'Item. I give and bequeath to my son William and his heirs my 
brew kettle for which he is to pay three milch cows, one to my son 
Lambarth, one to my daughter Cathariena and one to my daughter 
Maria. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my three sons, William, Lambarth 
and Peter Van Alstyn, to them and their heirs, my whole interest 
in the sawmill. 

Item. I desire and order that if my aforenamed children or any 
of them be not content with what I have above bequeathed and given 
to them, but make further claims or pretensions on any part of 
my estate or on anything that I have heretofore sold or made over 
or conveyed, here or elsewhere, of whatsoever nature it may be, he 
who undertakes to do so shall be completely cut off from his 
inheritance or share herein bequeathed to him and my executors 
shall retain control of the same in order [306] to resist him accord- 
ing to my desire until the matter is settled, when they shall equally 
divide the remainder of the same among my other contented chil- 
dren and their heirs. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Peter van Alstyn after my 
death all that lies within my fence, house, orchard and meadowland, 
which is now in possession of my son Lambarth, and it is my will 
and order that Lartibarth shall turn over the same to my aforesaid 
son Peter. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Peter van Alstyn and his 
heirs a parcel of hickory wood to the west of the high hill ; also a 
piece of ground lying upon the west side of the Batten vly, between 
the ridge and said vly. 

Item. Furthermore it is my will that my youngest daughter Maria 
shall remain at home with my son Peter until she marries. 

Lastly, I nominate my worthy wife Maria van Alystyne and my son 
William van Alstyn and my friend Casparis Conyn, jun*". executors 
of this my last will and testament and desire that in due time they 
shall pay my just debts which I may leave behind. 



J 96 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

In witness of the truth hereof I have subscribed and sealed this 
and declared it to be my last will and testament, the day and year 
above written. 

Thomas van Alsten (l. s.) 

Signed, sealed and declared by Thomas van Alstyn to be his last 
will and testament in presence of us as witnesses (the words " or 
their heirs," on the first page, were interlined before the signing 
and sealing hereof) 

his 
Petriis R X Coll, jttn^, 
mark 

his 
Seyboiit X Kranckheyt 
mark 

Gerrit C. van Den Bergh 



[307] Be it Remembered that on the 7 day of Sep- 
tember 1765 Personally came and appeared before me 



Albany 
County 

John Depeyster Surrogate of the said County Petrus Cool Jur of 
Kinderhook in said County of Albany and Gerret Van Den Bergh 
of the manner of Renselaer in s^ County farmer and being duly 
Sworn on their Oaths Declared that they and Each of them did see 
Thomas Van Alsten sign & seal the within written Instrument pro- 
porting to be the will of the said Thom*. Van Alsten bearing date 
the 15 day of November one thousand Seven Hundred and sixty 
four and hear^. him publish & Declare the same as and for his Last 
will and testament that att the time thereof he the said Thomas Van 
Alsten was of Sound Disposing mind and memory to the best of 
their Knowledge and belief of them the deponents and that there 
names Subscribed to the said will are of there Respective hand 
writing which they subscribe, as witnesses to the said will in the 
Testators presence and that they also saw the other witness Sybout 
Krankheyt sygn his name as witness to said will in the Testators 
presence 

Jo°. De Peyster Surrogate 

I do hereby certify the preceding to be a truly Copy of the 
Original ex*. & Compared the 6'** day of October 1781 

P" Mat: Visscher Clk 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I97 

Will of Picter van Woert 

[324] In the name of God. Know all men by these presents 
that on this 26th day of March one thousand seven hundred and 
sixty-three, I, Pieter van Woort,** of the manor of Renselaerswyck, 
in the covmty of Albany, in the province of New York, being sick 
in body but having my senses, memory and understanding perfect, 
considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty 
of death and the uncertain hour and time thereof, and being desirous 
to put my affairs in [325] good order, make this my last will and 
testament, hereby annulling, canceling and revoking all such will, 
testament or testaments as have heretofore been made or declared 
by me, whether orally or in writing, and [holding] this present 
instrument to be my last will and testament and none other. 

Imprimis, I commend my soul to God my Creator and Savior and 
my body to the earth whence it came, to be buried in a proper and 
Christian manner. And as regards such temporal property as 
houses, grounds, lands, money and goods, being my whole estate, 
real and personal, nothing excepted, which the Lord far above my 
deserts has been pleased to grant me, I provide and dispose thereof 
in manner following: 

Item. I give and bequeath to my wife Ariantie my whole estate, 
movable and immovable, that is, real and personal, wherever or 
whatever it may be, for the use and possession of my aforesaid 
wife during her widowhood. 

Item. I give and devise to my nephew Jacob van Woort, son of 
my brother Jacob van Woort (after the death or remarriage of my 
aforesaid wife) my house and lot where I now dwell, lying in the 
manor of Renselarswyck, to the west of the path that goes to the 
patroon's or manor house, as the same now lies in its fence, together 
with my land on the east side of the aforesaid path that goes to 
the patroon's, as the same was devised to me by will of my father 
and mother, deceased ; furthermore, I devise to my aforesaid nephew 
my part of a parcel of land held in company with my brother Jacob 
van Woort, known by the name of the Kloof," lying to the west of 
the aforesaid path that goes to the patroon's, to him, my aforesaid 
nephew Jacob van Woort, his heirs and assigns [326] forever, 
excepting herefrom what I have devised to my nephew Lewis van 
Woort. 



^ One of the sons of Jacob Teunissen van Woert and a grandson of Teunis 
Jacobsen van Woert, or van Schoonderwoert. 
" The same as the local term " Clove," meaning a cleft, or ravine. 



igS earlV records of albany 

Item. I devise to my nephew Lewis van Woort, son of my brother 
Jacob van Woort, a piece of ground lying in the Kloof, where 
Ryckert van Vranke has had a tannery, fifty feet square, Rhineland 
measure, with a path leading thereto, to him, my aforesaid nephew 
Lewis van Woort, his heirs and assigns, forever. 

Item. It is my will and desire that my nephew Jacob van Woort 
shall always keep the burial plot for a bur}'^ing place for the family, 
that it shall never be sold or alienated and that he shall also leave a 
path there to reach it; the said burial plot must be sixty feet long 
and thirty feet wide, Rhineland measure; furthermore he must 
maintain a fence around it so as to keep cattle out. 

Item. I bequeath to my aforesaid nephew Jacob van Woort all my 
personal estate (after the death or remarriage of my said wife), of 
whatever nature it may be, to him, the said nephew Jacob van 
Woort, his heirs and assigns, forever, except the linen and woolen 
goods and household furniture of whatever description it may be, 
which I bequeath to my beloved wife Arriantie, to dispose thereof 
as she may see fit. 

Lastly, I nominate as executors of this my last will and testament 
my friend Casparus Pruyn and Cornelis C. van den Bergh, son of 
my brother-in-law Claas van den Bergh. 

In witness of the truth hereof I have signed, sealed and declared 
this to be my last will and testament, the day and year above written. 

his 
PiETER P W VAN Woort (L.S.) 
mark 

1 327] Signed, sealed and declared by the testator Pieter van 
Woort to be his last will and testament, in presence of us, 

Ryckert van Vranken 
Theunis van Woort 
Jn°. De Peyster 



Be it Remembered that on the 17 day of November 
one thousand seven Hundred and sixty six Personally 



Albany 
County 

Came and appeared before me John DePeyster Surrogate for the 
said County Richerd Van Franke & Thunis Van Woert Both of 
the manner of Renselaer In said County Yeoman and being duly 
sworn on their Oaths declared that they and each of them did see 
Peter Van W^oort sign & seal the within written Instrument pro- 
porting to be [the] will of the safd Peter Van Woert bearing date 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 I99 

the 26 day of march 1763 and hear him Publish & declare the same 
to be his last will and Testament That at the time thereof he the 
said Peter Van Woort was of sound disposing mind and memory 
to the best of their Knowledge & Belief and that their names sub- 
scribed to the said will are of their Respective proper handwriting 
which they subscribed as witnesses to the said will In the* Testators 
Presence and that they also saw the other witness sign his name as 
Witness to the said will In the testators presence 

Jn**. De Peyster Surrogate 

I do hereby Certify that the aforegoing will is a true Copy of the 
Original! Examined and Compared this 8'** September 1767 

P*" me Step". De Lancey Clerk 

Will of Casparus Conyn 

[362] In the name of God, Amen. On this thirtieth day of 
October, in the sixth year of the reign of our King George the third, 
of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, etc., 
and in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand 
seven hundred and sixty-five, I, Casparus Knyn, of Claverack, in 
the county of Albany and province of New York, husbandman, 
being advanced in years but of sound mind and perfect memory 
(God be thanked therefor), considering the uncertain state of this 
life and that all flesh must yield unto death whenever it shall please 
the Lord to call, and being desirous of putting my affairs in order, 
make this my last will and testament in manner and form following 
(annulling, canceling and revoking all other testament or testaments 
heretofore by me made, and declaring this to be my last and only 
will and testament). 

First. I commend my soul to the Almighty God my Creator and 
to Jesus Christ my Savior and to the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier, and 
my body to the earth from whence it came there to be buried in a 
Christian and proper manner, to rest until my soul and body be 
reunited on the day of general resurrection to become partaker of 
the insatiable joy of immortality, which God of His grace through 
the merits of Jesus Christ has promised and prepared for all such 
as ... ®* temporal goods which the Lord far above my deserts 
has been pleased to bestow upon me, I give and dispose of the same 
in manner and form following: 



^ Line omitted in the record. 



200 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

First, I give to my son Casparus C. Konyn my clock (Klock) 
for his right of primogeniture as being my eldest son, that he may 
not have any further claim upon my estate. 

2^. I give to my wife Eva Konyn all the goods which after my 
death shall remain of what she had when I married her, to dispose 
thereof as she pleases. 

3*^. I give to my said son Casparus as follows, Beginning at a 
great hickory tree (Noortsneuten Boom) standing on the east side 
of Claverak kill and marked with the letter K and running thence 
with a straight course to a great pine tree standing on the hin- 
[363] dermost high land and also marked with the letter K and 
with the same course further to the Mill kill {Meulen kill), that is 
to say, all the land that I have or claim to the north of said course 
with buildings, orchard and all thereupon standing, to my said son 
Casparus, his heirs and assigns forever. 

4"*. I give to my son Laurans Konyn all the land that I have or 
claim to the south of the aforesaid course, for him, his heirs and 
assigns forever, and my son Casparus shall help him to build a 
house, forty feet long and twenty-five feet wide, if I in my lifetime 
do not do the same. 

• 5*^. It is my will and desire that my aforesaid two sons (after 
my death) shall pay four hundred pounds current money of New 
York, that is to say, one hundred and fifty pounds to my daughter 
Maria, one hundred and fifty pounds to my daughter Jannietje, and 
the remaining one hundred pounds to Maria, the daughter of my 
daughter Alida, deceased, whereof my said two sons must each pay 
a like half part within four years after my decease, a fourth part 
each year till paid. 

6*^. I will and desire that my said two sons shall give as good an 
outfit to my daughter Jannitie as each of my other daughters have 
had, if I in my lifetime do not give it myself. 

7**. I give to my said wife one of my negresses to have for her 
use and service so long as she shall dwell with one of my children. 

8^. I give to my daughter Maria my negress Dian and to my 
daughter Jannetie my negress named Bet, for them and their heirs 
and assigns. Furthermore I give to my said daughter Jannetie 
three milch cows and two young animals, for her and her heirs and 
assigns. 

9*^*. I give to my son Casparus my young negro named Symen 
and to my son Laurens I give my negro named Philip, for them, 
their heirs and assigns, and the remainder of my blacks who are 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 201 

not herein bequeathed are to be divided between them, to each a 
just half, provided that they pay my debts if there be any after my 
wife's death. 

10^. It is my express will and desire that if my said wife dwell 
with one of my [364] sons, my other son shall pay her yearly eight 
pounds, and if she come to dwell anywhere else, then must each of 
my sons pay her eight pounds yearly during her widowhood. 

11***. I give to my said two sons, Casparus and Laurans all the 
farm utensils belonging to my house, bam and land, to each a like 
half, also to each a like half of all my horses, cattle and other 
animals, (hereinbefore not bequeathed) for them, their heirs and 
assigns. 

12"". I give all the rest of my personal or movable household 
goods or [effects] belonging to the house to my said two daughters 
Maria and Jannetie to be divided between them in equal parts, to 
the one no more than to the other. 

13^**. I give to my son Lawrens twenty-five apple trees in my 
orchard to have for his use, and the fruit thereof for ten years and 
no longer. 

14^. I will and desire that all sums of money that may be due 
me at my death, be divided equally among my said four children 
now living. 

15^. It is my will and desire that if either of my aforenamed 
sons comes to die without lawful heirs of his body, his portion of 
land herein bequeathed shall go to my other son, for him, his heirs 
and assigns. I appoint as guardians, executors and administrators 
of this my last will and testament my said two sons Casparus C. 
Kenyn and Lawrens Kenyn and my friend Henry Van Renselaer, 
Esqr. 

In acknowledgment of the truth of which I hereto set my hand 
and seal, the day and year first above written. 

Casparus Conyn (l. s.) 

Was signed, sealed and published in presence of us, 
Nick las Brissie 

his 
Peter X Midler 
mark 

Steph''. V: Dyck 



202 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Be it Remembred that on the 2^^, Day of October 
^^ One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy one Per- 



Albany 
County 

sonally Came & appeared before me John De Peyster Surrogate of 
the said County of Albany Nicklas Brissie farmer & Peter muUer 
Farmer both of Claverack in the County of Albany [365] And being 
Duly sworn on their Oaths Declared that they saw Casparus Conyn 
Sign & Seal the within written Instrument perporting to be the Will 
of the said Casparus Conyn bearing Date the 30^ day of October 
one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty five & heard him publish & 
Declare the same as and for his Last will & Testament that at the 
same Time thereof he the said Casparus Conyn was of Sound Dis- 
posing mind & memory to the best of their Knowledge & belief of 
them the Deponants & that their names Subscribed to the said will 
are of their Respective proper handwriting which they subscribed 
as witnesses to the said will in the Testators presence & Also further 
Declared that they saw the Other witness sign his name as a witness 
to the said will in the Testators Presence 

Jn°. De Peyster Surrogate 

I do hereby Certify the foregoing Record is a True Copy of the 
Original Ex**. & Compared the same with the Original will this 4^ 
Day of October 1771 

P*" Step** De Lancey Clerk 

[End of Dutch Instruments in Part i of Wills, 1691-1835] 

BOOK OF WILLS No. 2 

BEGAN THE 8th DAY OF JUNE 1773 

BY : STEPn. DE LANCEY CLERK 

Will of Dirck van Vechten of Lonenburg 

[30] In the name of God, Amen. On this tenth day of May in 
the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ seventeen hundred 
and sixty-four, Dirck Van Vegte, dwelling upon the flat in the 
district of Lonenburg in the county of Albany in the government 
of New York, being sound of body, after considering with deliberate 
and mature counsel the certainty of death and the uncertain hour 
thereof, without the inducement, persuasion or misleading of any 
person, declared to have made, ordered and determined this his last 
will and testament in form and manner following: 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 203 

First and foremost commending his immortal soul whenever it 
departs from his body to the gracious and merciful hands of God, 
his Creator and Savior, and his body to a Christian burial at the 
discretion of his executors hereinbelow named, he disposes of his 
effects left behind as follows : 

First. It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid out 
of my personal estate. 

Item. I give to my eldest son Teunis Van Veghte and to his heirs 
forever the choice of my horses for his birthright. 

Item. I give to my worthy wife Helena Van Veghte my whole 
estate, real and personal, nothing whatever excepted, during her life 
and no longer. 

Item. I give to my son Teunis V. Veghten and to the heirs of 
his body my farm on which he now dwells, being on the map made 
by Chers Clinton*® lot no. seventy-seven and failing of heirs of his 
body, after his death [31] I give said farm to my grandson Dirick 
Van Veghten, son of my son Albartus, and to his heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my son Teunis Van Veghte and to the heirs of 
his body the half of a lot in the Bougat, being on the aforesaid map 
no. seventy-two (72). 

Item. I give to my son Hubartis Van Veghte and to his heirs 
forever the other half of the lot in the Bougat, being on the said 
map the lot no. seventy-two, and in case my son Teunis has no heirs 
of his body, it is my will and desire that the half hereinbefore 
devised to my son Teunis Van Veghte shall go to my son Hubartus 
Van Veghte, or to his heirs, forever. 

Item. I give the farm on which I now dwell, as the same is now 
in use by me, after the death of my worthy wife Helena Van 
Veghte, to my daughter Jannetie and to her heirs or assigns, upon 
the following conditions, that she, my daughter Jannetie, or her 
heirs, pay to my daughter Sara Van Veghte, wife of Isaac Kalier, 
or to [her heirs] and to my daughter Eva Van Veghte, wife of 
Abraham Van Valkenburg, or to her heirs, to each of my afore- 
named daughters a sum of fifty pounds current money of New 
York, to each the half, one year after the death of the survivor of 
me or my worthy wife, and the other half two years after our death, 
that is of the survivor of me and my worthy wife Helena Van 
Vechte, each payment a like half to my aforenamed daughters, to 
the one no more than to the other. 

Item. I give to my daughter Maria Van Veghte, wife of Nicolas 



"^Charles Clinton, the father of Governor George Clinton. 



204 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Spoor, and to her heirs forever my five acres in the [32] Bougat 
vley, marked on the map made of the patent of Lonenburgh by 
Cherls Clinton, and being part of lot no. twenty-four. 

Item, I give to my sons Teunis Van Vechte, Hubartis Van 
Veghte, and to my daughters Catariena Van Veghte, wife of Lam- 
bert Van Valkenburgh, Maria Van Veghte, wife of Nicolaus Spoor, 
and to my daughter Janetie Van Veghte, and to their respective 
heirs, all my portion in the wood that lies in common between the 
Halenbecks and Isaac Kalier and myself in the patent of Lonen- 
burgh, likewise my part in the new patent of Stigkock,®® or the 
hills to the west of the patent of Lonenburgh, for each of them a 
share in proportion to their land, so that they may make such use 
thereof as they shall need without being hindered by the others, 
till such time as they shall have reason each to take his own. 

Item. I give after the death of my beloved wife Helena Van 
Vechte to my sons Teunis Van Vechte and Hubartis Van Vechte 
and to my daughters Catariena Van Vechte, wife of Lambert Van 
Valkenburgh, Sara Van Veghte, wife of Isaac Kalier, Maria Van 
Veghte, wife of Nicolas Spoor, and to my daughter Jannatie 
Van Vechten and to Even Van Veghte, wife of Abraham V. Valk- 
enburgh, or to their respective heirs or assigns my entire personal 
estate, to be divided equally among them, to the one no more than 
to the other, it being understood that the blacks which they have 
received of me and divided among my son Teunis and daughters, 
Catariena, Sara and Eva Van Vechten shall be accounted [33] in 
their portions according to the value they have received for them ; 
and in speaking here of my entire personal estate, it is to be under- 
stood that out of it shall be paid my just debts and. to my son Teunis 
a portion for his birthright ; and furthermore it is my desire and 
will that my sons Teunis and Hubartis Van Vechte shall divide 
between them equally my w^oolen and linen clothing and that my 
daughters Catariena, Sara, Maria, Eva and Janetie Van Vechte 
shall divide the clothing of their mother equally among them, both 
linen and woolen ; and it is my desire that my two sons Teunis and 
Albartis shall divide my tools among them equally. 

Lastly. I nominate and appoint as executors of this my last will 
and testament, my son Hubartis Van Vechte, my son-in-law Lam- 
bert Van Valkenburgh and my son-in-law Nicolaus Spoor, on the 
day and year above written. 

Dirk V. Veghten 



^ Stighcook, a tract of land in Greene county, granted to Casparus Brunk 
and others in 1743. E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographical Names, p. 176. 



MORTGAGES 1658-60 AND WILLS 1681-I765 205 

Signed, sealed and declared by the aforenamed Dirck V. Veghten 
to be his last will and testament, in the presence of the undersigned 
witnesses. 

John Ten Broeck 
Martin Lydious 
Jacob Roseboom 
John H. Lydious 

May 30th, 1764 

Item. It is my further will and desire that if it happen that my 
daughter Jannatie Van Veghte die without heirs of her body before 
the hund- [34] red pounds be paid out as I herein have ordered, it 
is my will and desire that the inheritance from the farm which I 
now dwell upon shall go to my son Huba[r]tus Van Veghte and to 
his heirs forever, on condition of the same obligation to make pay- 
ment to my daughters Sara and Eva Van Vechte, as heretofore my 
daughter Jannatie was obliged to do. 

Item. It is my will and desire that all my house furniture after 
the death of my worthy wife Helena Van Vechte shall be divided 
equally among my five daughters or their heirs forever, to wit, 
Catariena, Sara, Maria, Eva and Jane tie Van Veghten, to the one 
no more than to the other. 

DiRicK V. Veghten 

Signed, sealed and declared by the testator Dirick Van Veghte to 
be a supplement to and a part of the within written will, in presence 
of us : 

John Ten Broeck 
Martin Lydious 
Jacob Roseboom 
John H. Lydious 

Be it Remembred that on the eight day of February in the Year 
of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred & eighty two personally 
appeared before me Robert Yates Esquire one of the Judges of the 
supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York the above 
named Martin Lydious and Jacob Rosebom, who being severally 
sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God deposed and say 
that they severally have seen the above named Dirick Van Vechten 
sign seal publish and declare the within Instrument as and for his 



206 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

last will [35] and Testament and have also seen him sign seal pub- 
lish and declare the above Instrument, as a Codocil to the said last 
will and Testament that they respectively subscribed their names 
to the said Instruments as Witness To the execution thereof, 
Thay [sic] they severally have seen John Ten Broeck and John H. 
Lydious respectively subscribed their names as witness to the Exe- 
cution of the said Instruments, and I have Inspected the said Instru- 
ment do allow the same to be recorded. 

Robert Yates 

[The remainder of part 2 of Wills, 16^1-1835, is in English] 



INDEX 



Abeel, John, 149 

Abeel, Stoffel Jansen, house and lot, 

8^ 59; sureties for, 59; -surety, 61; 

attorney, 106; mentioned, 8 
Abrahams, lAaria, 32 
Adams, Tannetje, 127 
Adriaensen, Jacob, buys house and 

lot, 62 
Adriaensen, Pieter, see Van Wog- 

gelum, Pieter Adriaensen 
Alberts, Eva, 44 

Alberts, Femmetie, bond and mort- 
gage, 39, 42, 63 ; husband, 39 
Albertsen, Barent, see Bratt, Barent 

Albertsen 
Albertsen, R-eyer, see Elbertsen, 

Reyer 
Albertsen, Wouter, see Van den Uyt- 

hoff, Wouter Albertsen 
Andriessen, Albert, see Bratt, Albert 

Andriessen 
Andriessen, Arent, special attorney, 

34 

Andriessen, Hendrick, 11 
Andriessen, Jan, from Dublin, deed 

from, 103 
Andros, Sir Edmund, 162 
Anthony, Allart, bond of Jan Laba- 

tie to, 114 
Appel, Adriaen Jansen, farming of 

burghers' excise to, 85, 86, 115; 

farming of tapsters' excise to, 88, 

114; bond of, 107; witness, 121 
Arents, Cornelia, 122 
Auction sales, account of, 53 

Backer, Jan Claessen, see Van Oos- 

sanen, Jan Claessen 
Bancker, Evert, 123, 166; witness, 

137 
Bancker, Gerardus, witness, 188 
Bancker, Gerritt, house and lot, 72; 

surety, 109; mentioned, 33, 54 



Barents, Geertruy, 32 

Barentsen, Frans, 105 

Barentsen, Jan, see Wemp, Jan Ba- 
rentsen 

Barheyt, Jeronimus, will, 170 

Barheyt, Rebecka, 170 

Barheyt, Wouter, 170 

Bastiaensen, Harmen, sec Visscher, 
Harmen Bastiaensen 

Becker, Hendrick, 188 

Becker, Jan Juriaensen, will, 135; 
wills executed before him as notary 
public, 121, 126, 142, 145; signs his 
name Johannes Becker, senior, 169 ; 
referred to as John Becker, 137 

Becker, Jannetie, 188 

Becker, Johannes, junior, son of Jan 
Juriaensen, 135; witness, 126, 169 

Becker, Martina, 136, 137 

Becker, Martynus, 188 

Becker, Nicholas, 188 

Becker, Victor, wife, 186, 187 

Beeckman, Hendrick, witness, 179 

Belding (Beldins), widow, 182 

Bembo, Jan, power of attorney from, 

19 

Bensingh (Bensem), Dirck, sale of 
house, 32; widow, 32; bond and 
mortgage of, 83 

Bensingh (Bensing), Samson, 138 

Bever, Claes, 53, 78 

Bevers kill, 134 

Bleecker, Rutger, witness, 165 

Bogaerdt, Teunis Gysbertsen, special 
attorney, 87 

Bogardus, Annekejans, son, 10, 100 

Bonvou, Daniel, 73 

Boon, Frangois, wife, 27; special at- 
torney, 71, 76; mentioned, 8, 27; 
witness, 30, 31, 39. 41, 47, 5o, 64, 66, 
69, 75. 83. 84, 92, 98, 99, 105. 106 

Borghard, Coenraed, 173 



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208 



INDEX 



Borsboom, Pieter Jacobsen, bondsmen 
for, 23 ; mentioned, 18, 22, 54 

Bos, Comelis Teunissen, see Van 
Westbroeck, Comelis Teunissen 
Bos 

Bout, Evert, witness, 176 

Bout, Willem Fredericksen, sells 
house and lot, 11, 61; deed from 
referred to, 20; bond of Dirck 
Bensingh to, 83; buys garden, 95; 
deed of garden to, 95 ; deed of lot 
to, 98; deed from, 99; mentioned, 

54, 78 
Bouts, Cors, 53 
Bouts, Geertie, 79, 80 
Bratt, Albert Andriessen, sale of 

sloop, 25; daughter, 44 
Bratt, Andries Arentsen, 123 
Bratt, Anthony, 145 
Bratt, Barent Albertsen, power of 

attorney from, 45; mentioned, 48; 

witness, 23 
Bratt, Dirk, witness, 126 
Brissie, Nicklas, witness, 201 
Bronck (Brunk), Casparus, 204 
Bronck (Bronk), Jan, 130, 131, 134; 

deeds from, 134 
Bronck, Pieter, house and lot, 12; 

surety, 82; mentioned, 11, 57, 109 
Brouwer, Hendrick, 190 
Brouwer, Willem, 192 ; garden, 41 ; 

bond of, 84; surety, 91 
Bruyn, Jan Hendricksen, 157 
Butt, James (Jems), 29 

Canaan, 182 

Carstensen, Carsten, power of attor- 
ney from, 50 
Carstensen (Castense), Warner, wit- 
ness, 137 
Castle (Casteels) island, 131, 134 
Catskill, 100, loi, 103, 131, 134, 140 
Chambers, Thomas, house and lot, 

96 ; deed from, 97 
Claes, Neeltie, inventory of estate, 

123 

Claessen, Carsten, bond of Slinger- 

lant to, 66 
Claessen, Comelis, 123 
Claessen, Hendrick, 54 



Claessen, Tierck, see De Witt, Tierck 

Claessen 
Clarke, De Meyer, witness, 168 
Claverack (Oaverback), 173, 175, 

182, 194, 202 

Claverack kill, 200 

Clinton, Charles, 203 

Clinton, Governor George, 203 

Clopper, Cornel is Jansen, deed of lot 
to, 34 

Clute (Cloet), Johanne^, garden lot, 
91; deed from, 134; mentioned, 17; 
witness, 87 

Cobes (Cobus, Cobussen), Ludovicus, 
witness, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 23, 26, 
28, ZZ. 52, 59, 60, 61, 62, 76, 81, 82, 
85, 90, 91, 95 

Cock, Jan, inventory of estate, 137 

Cook (Kock), Willem, 17 

Coenraedtsen, Hendrick, 123 

Coeymans, Andries, appointed guar- 
dian, 158; witness, 172 

Coeymans, Barent Pietersen, 54, 78, 

79, 80 
Coeymans, Pieter, appointed guar- 
dian, 158 
Colden, John, 179 
Coll, Petrus, junior, witness, 196 
Collier (Caljcr), Elias, appointed 

guardian, 142 
Collier (Caljer), Enoch, appointed 

guardian, 142 
Collier (Kalier), Isaac, 204; wife, 

203, 204 
Coninck, Steven Jansen, sureties for, 

107 
Conyn, Alida, 200 
Conyn, Allette, 128 
Conyn, Casparus, will, 199 
Conyn (Konyn), Casparus C, 195, 

200, 201 
Conyn, Casper Leendertsen, 128 
Conyn (Konyn), Eva, 200 
Conyn, Jannetje, 200 
Conyn (Konyn), Laurens, 200, 201 
Conyn, Maria, 200 
Conyn, Philip, wife, 182, 183 
Cool, Peter, 166 
Cornells, Elisabeth, 27 



INDEX 



209 



Cornelissen, Broe^, see Van Slyck, 

Cornelis Anthonissen 
Cornelissen, Oaes, death, 73 
Cornelissen, Cornelis, see Van Ster- 

renvelt, Cornelis Cornelissen 
Cornelissen, Gysbert, widow, 2^ 
Cornelissen, Jacques, see Van Slyck, 

Jacques Cornelissen 
Cornelissen, Pieter, special attorney, 

75 
Cornelissen, Poulus, 55 

Cortelyou (Coutillau), Jacques, 34 

Costers, Antony, 162; wife, 161 

Coxsackie (Coxhachy, Koxhaghje), 

130, 134 
Cregier, Annatie, 186, 187, 188 
Cregier, Elizabeth, 186, 187 
Cregier, Geertruy, i85, 187 
Cregier, Jannetje, will, 185 
Cregier, Martin, widow, 185 
Cregier, Martynus, son of Martin 

Cregier, 186, 188 
Cregier, Samuel, 186, 187, 188 
Crooked creek, 190 
Croon, Dirck Jansen, house and lot, 

7; power of attorney from, no; 

mentioned, 52, 106; witness, 12, 66 
Cruyff, Eldert Gerbertsen, 79; farm 

at Catskill, 100 
Cuyler, Abraham, witness, 159 
Cuyler, Johannes, justice, 139, 163; 

wife, 161 ; witness, 148, 149, 159. 

172 

Danielsen, Arent, 149; witness, 150 
Dareth, Jan, buys lot, 39; purchase 
of cannon from, 67, 69; purchase 
of gun barrels from, 67; house 
and lot, 72; power of attorney 
from, 74; deed of garden to, 104; 
deed from, 105; mentioned, 92 
Dareth, Joost, 74 
Davids, Christopher (Kit), 55 
De Boer, Cornelis Cornelissen, see 

Cornelissen, Cornelis 
De Brouwer, Jacob, 96 
Deep Valley creek, 175 
De Forest (Foreest), Isaack, 29 
De Graff, Jan Andriessen, bonds- 
men for, 23 



De Groot, Jan, 53 ; sale of land, 90 
De Hinse, Jacob, 7; house and lot, 65 
De Hooges, Antony, 44 
De Hoop (sloc^), 24 
De Hulter, Johanna, bond of Cor- 
nelis Vos to, 49; bond of Teunis 
Slingerlant to, 49; special attorney, 
63; mentioned, 67, 81, loi 
De Hulter, Johannes, widow, 49, 50; 

conditions of sale of land, loi 
De Laet, Johanna, see De Hulter, 

Johanna 
De Laet, Johannes, daughter, 49 
De Lancey, Pieter Stephen, 199, 202 
De Lanoy, Abraham, 53 
De Maecker, Pieter, surety, 37; 
special attorney, 42; house and lot, 
47, 52, 64; bond of, 59; sale of 
house and lot, 106; mentioned, 55 
De More (D'More), Phillip, 123 
De Peyster, John, 185, 196, 199, 202; 

witness, 188, 198 
De Vos, Andries, power of attorney 

from, 34 
De Vos, Cornelis, see Vos, Cornelis 
De Vos, Mattheus, in 
De Wandelaer, Adriaen, 156 
De Wandelaer, Alida, 155, 156 
De Wandelaer, Andries, 155, 156 
De Wandelaer, Anna, 155, 156 
De Wandelaer, Catharina, 155, 156 
De Wandelaer, Johannes, 155, 156; 

witness, 179 
De Wandelaer, Johannes, senior, will, 

154 
De Wandelaer, Pieter, 156; witness, 

179 
De Wandelaer, Sara, 155, 156 
De Winter, Bastiaen, public sale of 

personal property, 78 
De Witt, Tierck Claessen, lease of 

house, 86; sale of horse and cart, 

90 
Dingeman, Adam, will, 165 
Dircks, Susanna, 46 
Dircksen, Dirck, power of attorney 

from, 48 
Dircks, Susanna, 46 
Dircksen, Jan, see Van Bremen, Jan 

Dircksen 



210 



INDEX 



Dircksen, Luycas, 112 
Dircksen, Poulus, 54, 78, 79 
Dongan, Gov. Thomas, 139, 162 
Douw (Dow), Grietie Volkertsen, 

147 
Douw, Jonas Volkertsen, 131, 134, 

148 
Douw (Dow), Petrus, 148, 179 
Douw, Volckert Jansen, surety, 109; 

mentioned, 3^, 78, 79, 80 
Dyckman, Johannes, 103 

Ebbing (Ebbingh, Ebbinck), Jero- 

nimus, bond of Willem Brouwer 

to, 84; mentioned, 50, loi 
Ebbing, Johanna, 49, 50, loi. See 

also De Hulter, Johanna 
Eerraets (Eerrats, Eerraerts, Eer- 

aerts), Johannes, testimony of, 73; 

witness, 18, 19, 20, 74 
Egberts, Egbertie, will, 117 
Egbertsen, Barent, witness, 181 
Elbertsen, Reyer, sells house and lot, 

12; bondsman, 28; mentioned, 53, 

54, 112 
Engel, Robbert, 54 
Esopus, 1 01, 128 

Falckner (Valkenaer), Rev. Justus, 
wife, 175 

Fonda, Hendrick, 180, 181 

Fonda, Jellis, 146 

Fox kill, 9 

Fredericksen, Carsten, deed from, 
91 ; garden lot, 91 ; release of prop- 
erty, 92; deed to Van Aecken re- 
ferred to, 92; mentioned, 78, 79, 92 

Fredericksen, Meyndert, garden lot, 
91 ; release of patent to, 92 ; deed 
to Van Aecken referred to, 92; 
mentioned, 72 

Fredericksen, Willem, see Bout, Wil- 
lem Fredericksen 

Fuyck, 7 

Gansevoort, Harmen, 185. 
Gardenier, Andries, 123; will, 157 
Gardenier, Andries, junior, 157 
Gardenier, Arye, 158 
Gardenier, Eytje, 157 



Gardenier, Hendrick, widow, 123 
Gardenier, Jacob, 157 
Gardenier, Jacob Jansen, 124 
Gardenier, Samuel, appointed guar- 
dian, 158 
Gauw, Jan, see Gouw, Jan 
Gerard, Philip, widow of, ill 
Gerardi, Jan, iii 
Gerbertsen, Eldert, see Cruyff, Eldert 

Gerbertsen 
Gerretsen, Adriaen, see Van Papen- 

dorp, Adriaen Gerritsen 
Gerritse, Elisabeth, 150 
Gerritsen, Albert, deed from, 34; 

power of attorney from, 35; deed 

of garden, 41 ; bond of, 46 ; pro- 
posed sale of house and lot, 94; 

account of, 94; witness, 46 
Gerritsen, Barent, surety, 81 
Gerritsen, Cornelis, see Van den 

Bergh, Cornelis Gerritsen 
Gerritsen, Goosen, see Van Schaick, 

Goosen Gerritsen 
Gerritsen, G'ysbert, see Van Brakel, 

Gysbert Gerritsen 
Gerritsen, Hendrick, see Vermeulen, 

Hendrick Gerritsen 
Gerritsen, Luykas, 145 
Gerritsen, Marten, see Van Bergen, 

Marten Gerritsen 
Gevick, Jacob, see Hevick, Jacob 
Gilbert (Gilbertsen), Jan, 122 
Glen (Glenn), Antje Sanders, 124, 

126 
Glen (Glenn), Jacob, 125, 187; major, 

192 
Glen (Glenn), Johannes, appointed 

guardian, 120; mentioned, 125, 126 
Glen (Glenn), Sander, son of Johan- 
nes Glen, 125, 126 
Glen (Glenn), Captain Sander, will, 

124 
Glen, Sander Leendertsen, deposition 

of, 26; deed from, 98; mentioned, 

65 ; witness, 114 
Goes, Anna, 173 
Goes, Dirck, will, 172 
Goes, Elizabeth, 172 
Goes, Jan Tysen, 151 ; witness, 174 
Goes, Johannes, 173 



INDEX 



211 



Goes, Luyckas, 173 

Gouw (Gauw), Jan, witness, TJ 

Greenbush, 20, 100 

Groenewout, Juriaen Jansen, see Van 

Groenewout, Juriaen Jansen 
Groesbeeck, Claes Jacobsen, 112 
Groodt, Symon, 53 
Gysbertsen, Gerrit, 123; witness, 139 

Halenbeck, Abram, land of, 182 
Halenbeck, Dirk, witness, 166 
Halenbeck, Willem, witness, 166 
Halenbeck, family, land of, in Loon- 

enburg patent, 204 
Hanse, Gerrit je, 118 
Hansen, Andries, 118 
Hansen, Hendrick, wiHiess, 156 
Hardenberg, Jan, money due estate 

of, 35 

Hardick, Francis, will, 174 

Hardick, Gerrit je, 175 

Hardick, Jan, 175 

Hardick, Sarah, 175 

Hardick, Volkje, 176 

Hardick, Willem, 175, 176 

Harmense, Dirkjc, 118 

Harmensen, Bastian, 118 

Harmensen, Frederick, witness, 58 

Harmensen, Jan, sells house and lot, 
59; mentioned, 79, 80 

Harmensen, Jan, junior, deed of lot 
to, 91 

Harmensen, Myndert, witness, 119 

Hartgers, Pieter, house and lot, lo, 
40; debt of Femmetie Albers to, 
42; special attorney, 50; deed of 
house to, 100; mentioned, 84; wit- 
ness, 30, 31, 39, 43, 45, 47, 58, 63, 
64, 67, 68, 99, 104, 105, 106 

Helmsen, Jan, buys hops, 80 

Hendricksen, Andries, will, 121 

Hendricksen, Claes, 33, 70, 96, 97 

Hendricksen, Hendrick, 3I 

Hendricksen, Jacob, bond of Van 
Twiller to, 'JZ'^ power of attorney 
from, 7y 

Hendricksen, Jan, see Van Bael, Jan 
Hendricksen 

Hendricksen, Marten, proposed sale 
of house and lot, 93 



Hendricksen, Philip, surety, 52; 

bond of, 107; mentioned, 112 
Herberdingh, Jan, appointed guar- 
dian, 144 
Herbertsen, Andries, surety, 28, 61, 

73, 85, 86, 89, 114; mentioned, 14, 

54, 68; witness, zz, 113 
Herder, Pieter Pieter sen, 98 
Hevick (Gevinck), Jacob, patent, 31 ; 

wife, 32 
Hillebrant, Nicolaes Gregory, charges 

against, 69 
Hoffman, Catharina, 194 
Hoffman, Petrus, widow, 194 
Hofmeyer (Hoffemeyer), Willem, 

deed from, 18; mentioned, 22 
Hogen, William, wife, 137 
Hoogeboom, Adriaentje (Arriantie), 

183 
Hoogeboom, Bartholomeus, 182, 183, 

184 
Hoogeboom, Catryntie, 182, 183 
Hoogeboom, Cornelis, 182 
Hoogeboom, Geertruy, 183, 184 
Hoogeboom, Hilletie, 182, 183 
Hoogeboom, Jeremias, 183, 184 
Hoogeboom, Johannes, 183, 184 
Hoogeboom, Marytie, 183, 184 
Hoogeboom, Pieter, will, 182 
Hoogeboom, Peter, grandson of 

Pieter Hoogeboom, 182 
Hoogeboom, Rachel, 182 
Hues, Willem Martensen, buys 

sloop, 25; sureties for, 26 
Hun, Harmen Thomassen, wife, 32 
Hunter, Governor Robert, 163 

Jacobse, Catelnytie, 138 

Jacobsen, Caspar, 78 

Jacobsen, Claes, see Groesbeeck, 
Claes Jacobsen 

Jacobsen, Cornelis, see Van Oos- 
sanen, Cornelis Jacobsen 

Jacobsen, Harmen, sloop, 37 

Jacobsen, Harpert, 138 

Jacobsen, Jan, special attorney, 98 

Jacobsen, Pieter, see Borsboom, Pie- 
ter Jacobsen 

Jacobsen, Rutger, see Van Schoon- 
derwoert, Sutger Jacobsen 



212 



INDEX 



Jacobsen, Teunis, see Van Schoon- 
d^rwocrt, Teunis Jacobsen 

Jans, Anneke, see Bogardus, Anneke 
Jans 

Jans, Antie, first wife of Gerrit Teu- 
nissen Van Vechten, 147 

Jans, Maritien, special attorney, 45, 

48 
Jansen, Aasuerus, 169 

Jansen, Annetie, 168; wife of Mar- 

celis Jansen, 168 
Jansen, Arent, power of attorney 

from, 24; witness, 48 
Jansen, Carel, house and lot, 37, 47, 

52, 64; power of attorney from, 

42; mentioned, 55 
Jansen, Cobus, 32, 54 
Jansen, Dirck, 47 
Jansen, Evert, witness, 156 
Jansen, Gysbrecht, 169 
Jansen, Harmen, 53, 54 
Jansen, Helmer, 134; witness, 139 
Jansen, Hendrick, see Van Bre^ 

men, Hendrick Janssen 
Jansen, Huybert, deed of lot to, 30; 

deed from, 31 
Jansen, Huybert je, 169 
Jansen, Jacobus, buys house, 32 
Jansen, Jan, the miller, 123. See also, 

Van Otterspoor, Jan Jansen 
Jansen, Jonathan, see Witbeck, Jona- 
than Jansen 
Jansen, Judith, 169 
Jansen, Jurriaen, 78 
Jansen, Lourens, garden lot, 91 
Jansen, Marcelis, deed of house and 

lot to, 57; will, 168; mentioned, 15 
Jansen, Michiel, ancestor of Vree- 

land family, iii; witness, iii 
Jansen, Pieter, a soldier from Stock- 
holm, power of attorney from, 87 
Jansen, Rem, bond of, 23; sale of 

property, 36; deposition of, 67; 

power of attorney from, 87, 104; 

sale of house, etc., 108; mentioned, 

54. 105 
Jansen, Roelof, see Van Masterlant, 

Roelof Jansen 

Jansen, Steven, see Coninck, Steven 

Jansen 






Jansen, Stoffel, see Abeel, Stoffel 

Jansen 
Jansen, Symon, see Romeyn, Symon 

Jansen 
Jansen, Sytje, 169 
Jansen, Thomas, see Mingael, 

Thomas Jansen 
Jansen, Volckert, see Douw, Volck- 

ert Jansen 
Jansen, Willem, special attorney, 24 
Jochemsen, Hendrick, house, 17; 

bond of, 65; mentioned, 53, 69, 73 

79, 80; witness, 26, 65 
Jochimsen, Tryn, 78 
Joosten, Jan, deposition of, 67 

Kalier, see Collier 

Ketelhuyn (Keteluyn), Jochim, 18, 

22, 69 
Ketelheyn, Willem, 126 
Keyser, Dirck Dircksen, power of 

attorney from, 70 
Kieft, Director General Willem, 50 
Kinderhook, 121, 152, 153, 157, 172, 

194 

Kinderhook kill, 162 

Kip, Abraham, 123 

Klein (Cleyn), Ulderick, sells house 

and lot, 51 ; bond of, 55 
Knickerbacker, Cornelia, 167 
Knickerbacker, Cornelis, 167 
Knickerbacker, Elizabeth, 167 
Knickerbacker, Evert, 167 
Knickerbacker, Harmen, witness, 181 
Knickerbacker, Harmen Jansen, will, 

166 
Knickerbacker, Johannes, 167, 168, 

180 
Knickerbacker, Lowrens, 167, 168 
Knickerbacker, Pieter, 167 
Knistageione, see Niskayuna 
Konyn, see Conyn 
Kranckheyt, Seybout, witness, 196 

Labatie, Jan, house and lot, 65; 

bond and mortgage of, 114 
Lambertsen, Jan, conditions of sale 

of house and lot, no; witness, 25, 

34 

La Montagne, Johannes, 3, 79 



INDEX 



213 



Lansing, Hendrick, junior, 167 

Lansing, Jan, 137 

Lansing, Jannetie, 167 

Lasher (Lissjer), Johannes, wife, 161 

Leendertsen, Casper, 130, 145, 146 

Leendertsen, Gabriel, garden lot, 91 

Leendertsen, Sander, see Glen, 
Sander Leendertsen 

Legget, Christina, 163 

Levi, Asser, deposition of, 71 

Lewis (Lewisse), Livynes, appointed 
guardian, 181 

Lievese, Maritje, 118 

Lievesen, Harmen, 118 

Lissjer, Johannes, see Lasher, Johan- 
nes 

Livingston (Livingstone), Philip, 
junior, 174. 176 

Livingston, Robert, 119, 129, IS9, i^i, 
166 

Livingston manor, 159, 166 

Loockermans, Govert, attorney, 35, 
40; debt of Femmetie Alberts to, 
39; special attorney, 58; attorney 
for estate of Jan Van Harden- 
bergh, 62 

Loockermans (Lokermans), Jacob, 

138, 145 
Loockermans, Jacob Jansen, garden, 
60; conditions of public sale of 
house and lot, 68, iii; mentioned, 

78 
Loockermans, Pieter, mentioned, 30, 

31, 94 
Loonenburgh, 204 
Lounhard, Pieter, witness, 185 
Lourensen, Lourens, mentioned, 11 
Lourensen, Pieter, sale of sloop, 24 
Lucassen (Luykassen), Jan, 124, 126 
Lydius (Lydious), John H., witness, 

205 
Lydius (Lydious), Martin, witness, 

205 

Maby, Abraham, 191 
Marcelis (Marseles), Myndert, wit- 
ness, 170 
Martensen, Hendrick, 138 
Martensen, Jacob, witness, 122 



Martensen, Jan, sloop bought by, 24; 
bond and mortgage of, 76, 82 ; men- 
tioned, 9 

Martensen, Poulous, see Van Bent- 
huysen, Poulous Martensen 

Martensen, Willem, see Hues, Wil- 
lem Martensen; Moore, Willem 
Martensen 

Metselaer, Teunis Teunissen, see 
Teunissen, Teunis 

Meyer, Jillis Pietersen, house and 
lot, 8; surety, 10; mentioned, 8, 
22 

Meyndersen, Barent, buys house, 33; 
mentioned, 33, 112 

Michiels, Jannetie, 140 

Mill creek, 20, 200 

Mingael (Mingaal), Johannes, exec- 
utor, 165; witness, 156, 165 

Mingael, Maritien, 31 

Mingael, Thomas Jansen, bond of, 
26 ; to sell house, 27 ; deed of lot to, 
.31; widow, 31, 32; daughter, 32; 
surety, 60; mentioned, 53, 54, 93 

Mohawk river, 190 

Moore (Moer), Willem Martensen, 

53 
Moree, Pieter, 73 

Mulder, Jan Pieters, witness, 98 

MuUer, Peter, witness, 201 

Mutsjes kill, 157 

Mynders, Neeltje, 131, 134 

Myndertsen, Johannes, witness, 150 

Niskajnuia (Knistageione), 186 

Oak Tree (sloop), 37 

Obe, Hendrick Hendricksen, sale of 

sloop, 28 
Osterhout, Gysbert, witness, 166 

Pastoor, Frans Barentsen, sale of 

slaughter excise to, 82 
Pels, Evert, sale of sawmills, 20; 

deed from Bout to, 20 ; house, 21 ; 

deed from referred to, 21 ; power 

of attorney from, 98; deed of 

house and lot to, 99 



214 



INDEX 



Pietersen, Claes, witness, 71 
Pieterscn, Jan, witness, 33, 42 
Pietersen, Jillis, see Meyer, Jillis 

Pietersen 
Pietersen, Nataniel, witness, 23, 33, 

51, 74 
Pietersen, Philip, surety, 10, 15 

Pile, Pieter, witness, 168 

Ploeg, Jan, witness, 168 

PoUet, Marie, 11 1 

Pootman (Pottmann), Johannes, 123 

Potter, Cornelis Martensen, sale of 
negroes, 112 

Poulussen, Michiel, surety for, 23; 
the carter, 54 

Powell (Poulussen, Pouwel), Tho- 
mas, deed from, 56; mentioned, 54, 
78, 79, 80, 112 

Provoost, Johannes, 3, 4 54* 80; wit- 
ness, ID, II, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 23, 
24, 25, 26, 28, 52, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
65, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 81, 82, 85, 87. 
88, 90, 91, 95, 98, 104, 107 

Pruyn, Casparus, 198 

RadclifiF, Jochem, wife, 182, 183 
Rees, Jonathan, wife, 175 
Rces, Leendert, wife, 176 
Reyndersen, Barent, mentioned, 33, 

78, 79 
Rinckhout, Daniel, power of attorney 

from, 27; assignment from Slin- 

gerlant to, 63 
Ripsen, Claes, see Van Dam, Claes 

Ripsen 
Robens (Robinson?), Samuel, 182 
Roelofsen, Jan, buys house and lot, 

10; conveys to Pieter Hartgers, 10; 

son of Anneke Jans, 10; garden, 

41, 60; deed from, 100; mentioned, 

58; witness, 35 
Romeyn, Symon Jansen, 35; special 

attorney, 87 
Roseboom, Jacob, witness, 205 
Roscboom, Johannes, witness, 159 
Rosevelt, Claes, 123 
Rutsen, Jacob, 170 
Rutsen, John, 170 



Rutten kill, 7, 40 

Rycken, Lysbet, 74 

Rycken, Reynier, bond of Klein to, 

55 
Ryckman, Albert, inventory of estate 

of Jan Cock, 137; appointed guar- 
dian, 152; justice, 150, 153; wit- 
ness, 130 
Ryckman, Gerritje, 119 
Ryverdinck, Pieter, surety, 115 

Salisbury, Capt. Sylvester, patent, 

134 
Sanders, Annetje, see Glen, Antje 

Sanders 
Sanders, Elisabeth, 144, 145 
Sanders, John, witness, 192 
Sandersen, Egbert, witness, 48 
Sandersen, Robert, witness, 145 
Saratoga (Sarachtoge), 161 
Schaets (Scaets), Rev. Gideon, 38; 

wife, 79 
Schaghticoke (Schagtekoek), 179 
Schenectady ( Schonhectade, Scho- 

neetendy), 123, 137, 149, 189 
Schermerhorn, Jacob, witness, 170 
Schermerhorn, Jacob Jansen, 18, 21, 

22, 79; witness, 7^ 
Schermerhorn, Reyer Jacobsen, 53, 

54 
Schodack (Shotak), 123 
Schoonmaker, Egbert, 170 
Schutt, Willem Jansen, 78, 80, in 
Schuyler, Abraham, wife, 161, 171 ; 

will, 171 
Schuyler, Abraham, junior, 171 
Schuyler (Shuyler), Arent, 123 
Schuyler, Christyna, 171 
Schuyler, David, brother of Abra- 
ham Schuyler, 172; witness, 149 
Schuyler^ David, son of Abraham 

Schuyler, 171 
Schuyler, Dirck, 171 
Schuyler, Geertruy, 161, 171 
Schuyler, Jacobus, 171 
Schuyler, John, justice, 150, 153 
Schuyler, Myndert, 166, 172, 176, 179, 
181, 189, 193 



INDEX 



215 



Schuyler, Philip Pieters^n, special at- 
torney, 19, 70; receipt of, 71; 
surety, 'jz* ii5; conditions of pub- 
lic sale of house, 109; mentioned, 
18, 22; witness, 12, 150 
Schuyler, Pieter, 161 ; appointed 

guardian, 120; witness, 133, 135 
Scott, William, witness, 163 
Servaes, Tys, testimony of, 73 
Sickles (Seckels, Seeckels), Zachar- 
ias, account of, 24; witness, 24, 34, 

42, 51, "I 

Siversen, Claes, 132, 134, 135 

Slingerlant, Albert, executor, 165; 
witness, 165 

Slingerlant, Arent, will, 163 

Slingerlant, Engeltie, 164 

Slingerlant, Geertruy, 164 

Slingerlant, Gerrit, 164, 165 

Slingerlant, Sarah, 165 

Slingerlant, Teunis, son of Arent 
Slingerlant, 164, 165 

Slingerlant, Teunis Cornelissen, 
house and lot, 43, 96; house, pro- 
posed sale, 44; bond and mortgage 
of, 49, 66; bond of Femmetie Al- 
berts to, 63 

Soundhard, Pieter, witness, 184 

Spoor, Jan, 123 

Spoor, Nicolas, wife, 204; appointed 
executor, 204 

Staets (Staas), Abraham, deposition 
of, 69; house and lot, 97; witness, 
27, 36, 40, 43. 49, 58, 67, 68, 71, 93, 
103 

Staets, Surgeon Jacob, witness, 121 

Steenwyck, Cornel is, attorney, 91 ; 
bond of Vermeulen to, 113 

Stevensen, Abraham, 73 

Stighcook, 204 

Stol, Jacob Jansen, 63 

Stol, Willem Jansen, deed from, 30; 
mentioned, 31 

Stuyvesant, Director General Peter, 
18, 87. 103 

Swart, Cornelis, witness, 169, 170 

Swartwout, Roelof, garden, 38; sale 
of lots, 38; bond and mortgage of, 
62; mentioned, 44 



Switts, Isaak, witness, 126 

Symons, Marritien, 98 

Symonsen, Adriaen, bond of Albert 

Gerritsen to, 46; deposition of, 67; 

mentioned, 53, 54; witness, 46 
Symonsen, Pieter, power of attorney 

from, 71 
Symonsen, Volkert, 150 

Tadens (Tates), Michiel, witness, 

35 
Tappen, Jurriaen Teunissen, sells 

house and lot, 9; sale of hops, 80; 
proposed sale of land, 81 ; sale of 
land, 90 ; house brought of, 100; 
conditions of sale of house and lot, 
107; mentioned, 54, 78 
Teller (Teljer), Willem, 26, 80, 99, 

125 
Ten Broeck, Catalyntje, 161 
Ten Broeck, Chris tyna, 160, 161, 163 
Ten Broeck, Cornelia, 161 
Ten Broeck, Dirck Wessels, ap- 
pointed guardian, 120, 152, 181; 

grants certificate of probate, 143, 

150, 153; will, 159; witness, 130, 

135, 152, 176, 181 
Ten Broeck, Elisabeth, 161 
Ten Broeck, Elsje, 161 
Ten Broeck, Geertruy, 161 
Ten Broeck, Johannes, 160, 161, 162 
Ten Broeck, John, witness, 205 
Ten Broeck, Lidia, 161 
Ten Broeck, Samuel, 160, 161, 17C2; 

witness, 176 
Ten Broeck, Tobias, 160, 161 
Ten Broeck, Wessel, 160, 161, 172; 

witness, 148, 149, 152 
Ten Eyck, Johannes, witness, 184 
Teunise, Anna, 118 
Teunise, Willemtie, 118 
Teunissen, Cobus, 112 
Teunissen, Cornelis, see Van West- 

broeck, Cornelis Teunissen Bos; 

Van Slyck, Cornelis Anthonissen 
Teunissen, Egbert, 118 
Teunissen, Gerrit, sec Van Vechten, 

Gerrit Teunissen 



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INDEX 



Teunissen, Jan, inventory of prop- 
erty, 57; sells house and lot, 60; 
sells garden, 94; deed from, 95 

Teunissen, Martyn, 118 

Teunissen, Teunis (Metselaer), buys 
house, 27, 28; special attorney, yy^ 
sale of hops, 80; proposed sale of 
land, 81; sale of land, 90; will, 
117; mentioned, 53; witness, 74 

Thomassen, Jan, see Witbeck, Jan 
Thomas sen 

Thomassen, Willem, skipper, delivery 
of beavers to, 26 

Turck, Jacobus, witness, 154 

Tymonsen, Pieter, 54 

Tyssen, Jacques, mortgage of house, 

35 
Tyssen, Jan, see Goes, Jan Tysen 

Valkenaer, Domine Justus, see Falck- 

ner. Rev. Justus 
Van Aecken, Jan Coster, surety, 52; 
bond of, 59; deed from referred 
to, ^2', deed to referred to, 92; 
attorney, 106; mentioned, 53, 54, 
55, 78, 7% 80, 91, 92, 105 
Van Alen, Johannes, wife, 161 ; wit- 
ness, 154 
Van Alen (Alle), Laurence, land at 
Kinderhook, 151 ; wife, 183 ; wit- 
ness, 137 
Van Alstyne, Catharina, 194, 195 
Van Alstyne, Lambarth, 194, 195 
Van Alstyne, Maria, 194, 195 
Van Alstyne, Peter, 194, 195* 
Van Alstyne, Thomas, will, 193 
Van Alstyne, William, 193, 194, 195 
Van Bael, Jan Hendricksen, 51, 54, 

56; witness, 109 
Van Benthuysen, Poulus Martensen, 

power of attorney from, 63 
Van Bergen, Gerrit, 131 
Van Bergen, Marten Gerritsen, ap- 
pointed administrator of Pieter 
Winne's estate, 128; will, 130; in- 
ventory of estate, 134; appointed 
guardian, 142 ; witness, 129 
Van Bergen, Myndert, 131 
Van Bergen, Neeltje, 133, 134 



Van Bockhoven, Claes, 54; buys 

land, 90 
Van Bommel, Hendrick, deed of 

house and lot to, 29 
Van Brakel, Elisabeth, 150 
Van Brakel, Gerrit Gysbertscn, 149 
Van Brakel, Gysbert, 149 
Van Brakel, Gysbert Gerritsen, will, 

149 
Van Bremen, Hendrick Janssen, 88, 

104, 146 
Van Bremen, Jan Dircksen, deed 

from, 100 ; account of, loi ; deed of 

land to, 103; mentioned, 58 
Van Bruggen, Car el, 18, 19, 87 
Van Brugh, Pieter, 139, 166, 170; 

witness, 172 
Van Buren, Catelina Martense, 151 
Van Buren, Cornelia Martense, 151 
Van Buren, Magdalena Martense, 

151 
Van Buren, Maria Martense, 151 
Van Buren, Marten Cornelissen, will, 

151 
Van Buren, Marten Martensen, 151, 

153 
Van Buren, Peter Martensen, 151, 

153 
Van Buren, Tobias Cornelissen, 151 ; 

wife, 1713 
Van Curler, Arent, fire in house of, 

68 
Van Dam, Claes Ripsen, buys house 

and lot, 10, 15 
Van den Bergh (Van den Berch), 

Arent, power of attorney from, 19; 

mentioned, 16; witness, 104 
Van den Bergh, Claas, 198 
Van den Bergh, Cornelis C, 198 
Van den Bergh, Cornelis Gerritsen, 

wife, 151 
Van den Bergh, Gerrit C, 178, 179; 

witness, 196 
Van den Bergh, Margrieta, 178 
Van den Hoeck, Arent Isaacksen, 

house leased to, 86 
Van den UythoflF, Wouter Albertsen, 

deed of house and lot to, 45; wit- 
ness, 142 



INDEX 



217 



Van der Heyden, Jacob Tyssen, 22 
Van der Volgen, Lawrence, 191 
Van der Zee, Storm Albertsen, at- 
torney for Teunis SHngerlant, 96 
Van Deusen, Matheus Abrahamsen, 

78, 79 
Van Deusen, Robert, wife, 151 

Van Dyck, Arent, witness, 174 

Van Dyck, Cornells, 134; appointed 
administrator of Pieter Winne's 
estate, 128; witness, 119, 129 

Van Dyck, Stephen, witness, 201 

Van Eeckelen, Jan, 46, 55, 78, 7ft 94 

Van Groenewout, Juriaen Jansen, 31 

Van Gutsenhoven, Bastiaen Jansen, 
bond of Slingerlant to, 66 

Van Hamel, Dirck, witness, 63 

Van Hardenberch (Van Harden- 
bergh), Jan, money due estate of, 
40, 62 

Van Harstenhorst, Hendrick Hen- 
dricksen, 32 

Van Hoesen, Casper, executor, 165; 
witness, 165 

Van Ilpendam, Adriaen Jansen, pat- 
ent to, 18; deed of lot and garden 
to, 22; mentioned, 4, 54, 80, 122, 
127 

Van Imborch, Surgeon Gysbert, wit- 
ness, 76 

Van Lingen, Jan Bembo, see Bembo, 
Jan 

Van Marie, Barent, 54; debt of Cor- 
nelis Vos to, 39 

Van Masterlant, Roelof Jansen, 10, 
100 

Van Neften (Nesten), Pieter Pieter- 
sen, attorney, 28 

Van Ness, Gerrit, 145 

Van Ness, Mayken, 53 

Van Ness, Willem, wife, 183, 184 

Van Nieukerck, Wouter Aertsen, 56 

Van Noortstrant, Jacob Jansen, deed 
from, 43 

Van Olinda, Daniel, wife, 186, 187 

Van Olinda, Maritie, 187 

Van Oossanen (Oostsanen), Come- 
lis Jacobsen, power of attorney 
from, 75; witness, 7Z 



Van Oossanen, Jan Claessen Backer, 
power of attorney from, y6\ pub^ 
lie sale of hats and furniture, 112; 
witness, 72 

Van Oossanen, Jan Harmsen Backer, 

7«, 79 
Van Otter spoor, Jan Jansen, sale of 

hops on land of, 80; conditions of 

public sale of land, 81 

Van Papendorp, Adriaen Gerritsen, 
mentioned, 77 ^ 80, 94, 95; witness, 
36, 41, 44, 48, 49, 55, 56, 57, 70. 75, 
83, 84, 92, 99, 100 

Van Petten, Frederick (Vredrhek), 
witness, 192 

Van Rensselaer, Henry, 201 

Van Rensselaer, Jeremias, payments 
to, 48; bond of Cornelis Vos to, 
55; mentioned, 94, 96, 187 

Van Rensselaer (Rencelaer), Johan 
Baptist, buys house and lot, 13; 
surety, 14; attorney for Jan La- 
batre and Jacob de Hinse, 65; 
special attorney, 74 

Van Rensselaer, Killiacn, 138; wit- 
ness, 135 

Van Rensselaer, Stephanus, witness, 
188 

Van Schaick, Cornelis, witness, 174 

Van Schaick, Goosen Gerritsen, buys 
house and lot, 11; surety, 13; deed 
of house and lot, 57; bond of, 107; 
mentioned, 75, 94 

Van Schaick, Livinus, 130; witness, 

133 • 

Van Schoonderwoert, Rutger Jacob- 
sen, surety, 10, 32, 85, 86, 89, 114; 
house built by, 32; sale of sloop, 
37; deposition of, 69; deed from, 
75; deed of garden to, 105; men- 
tioned, 33, 70, 105 

Van Schoonderwoert, Teunis Jacob- 
sen, see Van Woert, Teunis Jacob- 
sen 

Van Slichtenhorst (Slechtenhorst), 
Gerrit, buys house and lot, 14 

Van Slyck, Cornelis Anthonissen, 79. 
120 

Van Slyck, Fytie, 120 



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Van Slyck, Geertruyt, 120 

Van Slyck, Grietje, 120 

Van Slyck, Helena, 120 

Van Slyck, Herman, 119, 120 

Van Slyck, Jacques Cornelissen, will, 
119 

Van Slyck, Lidia, 120 

Van Slyck, Marte, 120 

Van Slyck, Susanna, 120 

Van Sterrenvelt, Cornelis Cornelis- 
sen, surety, 15; bond of, 23; deed 
from, 56; buys house and lot, 106; 
mentioned, 23 

Van Twiller, Aert Goosen, bond of, 

73 
Van Twiller, Jan, 21 
Van Valckenburg, Abraham, wife, ! 

203, 204 
Van Valckenburg (Valckenburgh), 

Jochem, wife, 183, 184 
Van Valckenburg (Valckcnborch), 

Lambert, power of attorney from, 

58; wife, 204; appointed executor, 

204; mentioned, 18, 22 
Van Vechten, Abraham, 140 
Van Vechten (Van Veghten), Alber- 

tus, 203, 204 
Van Vechten, Angenietje, 178 
Van Vechten, Anna, 180, 181 
Van Vechten, Annetie, 140 
Van Vechten, Benjamin, 181 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Cat- 

arina, 204, 205 
Van Vechten (of Lonenburg), Dirck, 

will, 202 • 

Van Vechten (of Schaghticoke), 

Dirck, 177, 179; will, 179 
Van Vechten (Van Veghten), Dirck, 

son of Albertus Van Vechten, 203 
Van Vechten, Dirck Teunissen, will, 

139 
Van Vechten, Ephraim, 178 

Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Eva, 

203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten, Fytie, 140 
Van Vechten, Gerrit Teunissen, 131, 

132, 134, 135, 177. 178; appointed 

guardian, 142; will, 146; witness, 

152 



Van Vechten, Harmen, 180, 181 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Helena, 

203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Huber- 

tus, 203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten, Jannetie, daughter of 

Dirck Teunissen Van Vechten, 140 
Van Vechten, Jannetie, daughter of 

Dirck Van Vechten of Lonenburg, 

203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten, Jannetie Michiels, 140 
Van Vechten, Johannes, son of Dirck 

Teunissen Van Vechten, 140 
Van Vechten, Johannes, son of Ger- 
rit Teunissen Van Vechten, 147 
Van Vechten, Johannes, son of Volc- 

kert Van Vechten, 177, 178 
Van Vechten, Lecndert, 181 
Van Vechten, Lidia, wife of Volc- 

kert Van Vechten, 161, 177 
Van Vechten, Lidia, daughter of 

Ephraim Van Vechten, lyS 
Van Vechten, Margarita, 180, 181 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Maria, 

203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten, Michiel, 140 
Van Vechten, X eel tie, 140 
Van Vechten, Philip, 181 
Van Vechten, Samuel, 140 
Van Vechten, Sara, daughter of 

Dirck Teunissen Van Vechten, 140 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Sara, 

daughter of Dirck Van Vechten of 

Lonenburg, 203, 204, 205 
Van Vechten (Van Veghte), Teu- 

nis, son of Dirck Van Vechten of 

Lonenburg, 203, 204 
Van Vechten, Teunis, son of Dirck 

Van Vechten of Schaghticoke, 180, 

181 
Van Vechten, Teunis, son of Dirck 

Teunissen Van Vechten, 140 
Van Vechten, Teunis Dircksen, house 

and lot, 16 
Van Vechten,Volkert, 147 ; wife, 161 ; 

will, 177 
Van Vechten, Volkcrt, grandson of 

testator, 177, 178 
Van Vechten, Wcyntie, 140 



INDEX 



219 



Van Velthuysen, Gysbert Philipsen, 
II 

Van Vleck, Tielman, special attor- 
ney, no 

Van Voorhout, Cornelis Cornelissen, 

57 
Van Voorhout, Cornelis Segersen, 

sells house and lot, 13; lot owned 
by, 14 

Van Vranken, Ryckert, 198; witness, 
198 

Van Vranken (Francke), Ulderick, 
wife, 186, 187 

Van Werckhoven, Cornelis, 34 

Van Westbfoeck, Cornelis Teunissen 
Bos, surety, 13, 14, 82; special at- 
torney, 17; bond of, 26; buys house 
and lot, 61 ; mentioned, 81 ; wit- 
ness, 86 

Van Wie, Hendrick, will, 139; wit- 
ness, 170 

Van Wie (Wye), Jan, 157, 158 

Van Woert, Ariaentie, 197 

Van Woert, Jacob, brother of Picter 
Van Woert, 197, 198 

Van Woert, Jacob, nephew of Pieter 
Van Woert, 197, 198 

Van Woert, Jacob Teunissen, 197 

Van Woert, Lewis, 197, 198 

Van Woert, Pieter, will, 197 

Van Woert, Tcunis, witness, 198 

Van Woert, Teunis Jacobsen, surety, 
11; power of attorney from, 17; 
mentioned, 53, 80, 197 

Van Woggelum (Gemackelyck), 
Pieter Adriaensen, 53, 69 

Van Wye, see Van Wie 

Van Ysselsteyn, Marten Cornelissen, 

151 

Vedder, Albert, junior, 190, 191; wit- 
ness, 192 

Vedder, Angenietje, 191 

Vedder, Antje, 191 

Vedder, Arent, will, 189 

Vedder, Corset, 191 

Vedder, Elizabeth, 191 

Vedder, Harmen, 189, 190, 191 

Vedder, Harmen Albertscn, deed of 
house and lot to, 75 ; witness, 109 



Vedder, Maria, 191 

Vedder Rebecca, 191 

Vedder, Sarah, 189, 191 

Vedder, Susanna, 191 

Vedder, Symon, 190, 191, 192 

Veeder, Myndert, 190 

Verbeeck, Jan, 70; witness, 113, 114 

Vermculen, Hendrick Gerritsen, deed 
of lot to, 43; deed from, 43, 104; 
bond and mortgage, 113 

Verveelen, Daniel, bond of Jan Mar- 
ten sen to, 76, 82; buys house and 
lot, 106; mentioned, 78, 80 

Vinhaeghen (Vinhagel), Jan, sells 
house, 33 ; mentioned, 75 

Visbeek, Gerrit, witness, 142 

Visch (Vis), Jacob, bond of Joch- 
emsen to, 65; special attorney, 104 

Visscher, Harmen B«stiaensen, sells 
house and lot, 61 

Visscher, Matthew, 196 

Volkertsen, Jonas, see Douw, Jonas 
Volkertsen 

Volckertsen, Symon, 35 

V^onda, Jclles, see Fonda, Jellis 

Vos, Cornelis, house and lot, 36; 
bond and mortgage, 39, 55; house, 
42; deed from, 47; bond of, 49; 
mentioned, 7, 52, 64, 106 

Vosburgh (Vosborgh), Abraham, 78, 

96, 97 
Vosburgh, Abraham Pietersen, 

daughter, t^2 
V^osburgh, Abram, junior, witness, 

184 
Vosburgh, Jan, witness, 163 
Vosburgh, Pieter, 151 ; witness, 154, 

163 
Vreeland family, in 
Vreelandt, Enoch, 186, 187, 188 
Vreelandt, Maria, 186, 187, 188 
Vrooman, Adam, 123 
Vrooman, Jan, 149 
Vrooman, Pieter Meessen, house and 

lot, 16; bond of, 23 

Wemp, Jan, 190 

Wemp, Jan Barentsen, deed to re- 
ferred to, 21; deed of lots to, 56; 
witness, 88 



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INDEX 



Wendel, Ephraim, 144 

Wendel, Evert, junior, will, 143; 
witness, 122 

Wendel, Evert Jansen, deed from, 
29; wife, 32; witness, 145 

Wendel, Johannes, appointed guar- 
dian, 144 

Wendel, Robert, 144 

Wendel, Susanna, 144 

Wessels, Dirck, see Ten Broeck, 
Dirck Wessels 

Wessels, Jochem, deed of lot to, 18; 
deed from, 22, 45 ; surety, 81 ; con- 
ditions of sale of house and lot, 
108; mentioned, 8, 18 

Westerkamp, Hendrick Jansen, 
widow, 39 

Westerlo island, 134 

Willemsen, Gerrit, witness, 19 

Willemsen, Jan, witness, 86 

Williams, Thomas, 156 

Winding creek, 190 

Winne, Adam, 128, 146 

Winne, Daniel, 128, 145, 146 

Winne, Eva, 128, 145 

Winne, Frans, 128, 146 

Winne, Jacob, 128, 146 

Winne, Kiliaen, 128 

Winne, Livinus, 128, 145, 146 

Winne, Lyntje, 128 

Winne, Marten, 128, 146 

Winne, Pieter, will, 127; release of 
heirs of, for respective portions of 
their father's estate, 145; witness, 

139 



Winne, Pieter, junior, bequest to, 
128; release of his share of 
mother's estate, 129 

Winne, Rachell, 128 

Winne, Teuntie, 146 

Winne, Thomas, 128 

Wisselpenningh, Reynier, 96, 113 

Witbeck, Jan Thomassen, special at- 
torney, 19; buys property, 36, 109; 
mentioned, ';^, 78, 79, 95; witness, 
27, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 48, 50, 55. 56, 
57, 63, 64, 67, 69, 70, 83, 93, 98, 99, 
100 

Witbeck, Jannetje, 177 

Witbeck, Jonathan Jansen, wife, 151 

Withart, Johannes, surety, 32; house 
and lot, 40; mentioned, 84 

Wyncoop, Cornelis, sells house and 
lot, 10; deed for property, 11; ac- 
count of, 11; sells lot, 15; surety, 

91 
Wyncoop (Wynkook), Johannes, 

wife, 161 

Wyngaert, Anna, will, 153 

Wyngaert, Gerrit, 153 

Wyngaert, Lucas Gerritsen, will, 153 

Wyngaert, Luycas, 153 

Wyngaert, Luycas Gerritsen, grand- 
son of testator, 154 

Wyngaert, Marya, 154 

Yates, Robert, 205 
Ziversen, Claes, 130 



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