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New York State Library 

History Bulletin 9 

EARLY RECORDS 

OF THE 

CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY 

AND 

COLONY OF RENSSELAERSWYCK 
Volume 2 

(Deeds 3 and 4, 1678-1704) 

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 



ALBANY 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 

Regents of the University 
With years when terms expire 

1926 Pliny T. Sexton LL.B. LL.D. Chancellor - - Palmyra 

1927 Albert Vander Veer M.D. M.A. Ph.D. LL.D. 

Vice Chancellor Albany 

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New York Siate Library 
■ Albany, N. Y. 
Hon. John H. Finley 

President of the University 

Dear sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith and to recom- 
mend for publication the first volume of Professor Jonathan Pearson's 
translation of those early Dutch records of Albany, the editing and 
publishing of which was authorized by vote of the Board of Regents, 
June 25, 1 9 14. This editing has been carefully done with constant 
reference to the original records by Mr A. J. F. van Laer, Archivist 
in the State Library. The present work follows in immediate chrono- 
logic sequence Professor Pearson's volume of nearly fifty years ago 
and his own earlier title has been continued for the present series. 

In the editor's introduction, details appear as to contents of the 
present instalment with interesting comment on the significance of 
the material as a fruitful source for the social, personal and political 
history of colonial New York. The deeds, mortgages and wills when 
thus translated and carefully edited are also of high practical value in 
connection with local real estate titles and litigation. 

Very truly yours 

' J. I. Wyer, Jr 

Director 

UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 

Approved for publication this 21st day of May, iqij 




President of the University 



PREFACE 

The early Dutch records in the Albany county clerk's office, 
though long recognized as exceeding in interest and fulness many 
similar records in other parts of the State, have thus far been among 
the least accessible for historical purposes. Translations from these 
records were made by the late Professor Jonathan Pearson almost 
half a century ago, but with the exception of a small portion cover- 
ing the first two volumes of Deeds they remained unpublished at the 
time of his death in 1887 and could not be found in the summer of 
1899 when the present editor made inquiries about them. In 1886, 
at the time of the Albany bicentennial celebration, Judge Franklin 
M. Danaher proposed to have translations of the records printed, 
but the plan did not go through. Shortly afterwards two copies of 
a manuscript calendar of the records were made by Berthold Fer- 
now, one for the county in connection with the preparation of a 
printed index of grantors and grantees, and the other for the late 
John V. L. Pruyn of New York ; but of these the first has disap- 
peared, except the part relating to the court records of 1652-85, and 
the second, after having been placed in the hands of the editor for 
eventual publication by the State, was destroyed by the Capitol fire 
of March 29, 191 1. In view of these unsuccessful attempts to make 
the contents of the records available and of the fact that the records 
themselves barely escaped destruction in the fire of the old city hall 
on February 10, 1880, it seems especially fortunate that the State 
Library should now be able to publish part of the long lost transla- 
tions of Professor Pearson which recently have been found and 
generously placed at its disposal by the author's sons, Mr John M. 
Pearson and Dr W. L. Pearson, of Schenectady. The manuscript 
received contains, besides the translations included in this volume, 
translations of two volumes of Notarial Papers, 1660-95, one 
volume of Mortgages, 1658-60, one volume of Court Minutes, 
1658-59, and portions of two volumes of Wills, 1685-1765, all of 
which, with the exception of the Court Minutes, have been revised 
and will shortly be issued in two or more additional volumes. The 
Court Minutes, which belong to a separate series of records running 
from the establishment of the first court at Beverwyck in 1652 to 
the organization of the Mayor's Court in 1686, will be reserved 
for the present, but it is hoped that before long an opportunity may 

[5] 



O EARLT: R] i I IRDS I IF VLBANY 

be found to publish them also in their proper chronologic place in 
that important series of records. The entire manuscript, inclusive 
of the court record, consists of 171 1 pages, which are numbered 
from 1 to 407, from 436 to 587. from 487 to 918, and from 477 to 
820. Allowing for a certain amount of overlapping of the figures 
and for the possibility that one group of 476 pages may have con- 
tained translations of the first two volumes of Deeds which have 
appeared in print but which may have been counted as unpublished, 
it would seem that the manuscript constitutes about one-half of the 
unpublished material that is alluded to in the following passage 
from Major I. W. MacMurray's preface to the History of the 
Schenectady Patent, by Prof. Jonathan Pearson and others, which 
was published in 1883. 

Professor Pearson, of Union College, enjoys a well-earned repu- 
tation as student, translator and writer on the colonial history of 
northern New York. During the past forty or more years, he has 
been a constant worker at the records of the ancient county of 
Albany and has accumulated a vast store of information, which has 
fortunately been put in writing and embraces many thousand pages 
of legal cap manuscript. This herculean task was a labor of love 
without hope of pecuniary profit ; as Professor Alexander aptly ex- 
presses it — the recreation of a busy life. His friend, the late Joel 
Munsell, of antiquarian fame, induced him to print much of this 
matter and " Early Records of the County of Albany," translated 
from the original Dutch, " Contributions Toward the Genealogies 
of the First Settlers of Schenectady," " Genealogies of the First 
Settlers of Albany," " History of the Reformed Protestant Dutch 
Church in Schenectady," besides very many magazine and news- 
paper articles have been given to the public from MunselFs Press. 
There remain more than four thousand pages of unpublished manu- 
script and notes, much of which was written many years ago. 

Just what the rest of these four thousand pages contained it is 
impossible to say, but from other statements in the same history and 
from rough notes left by Professor Pearson, it seems that they 
must have consisted partly of translations of church and city rec- 
ords of Albany and Schenectady and partly of manuscript for a 
last volume on the history of Schenectady, relating to the city 
proper, more especially to streets, schools, churches, names of locali- 
ties, mills, streams, hills etc. 

As the title indicates, the present volume contains translations of 
volumes 3 and 4 (or C and D) of Deeds, ranging in date from July 
1, 1678, to March 14, 170-J. Of the first of these volumes the 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 7 

text as here printed is complete, it having been deemed desirable to 
add to Professor Pearson's translations copies of a few English 
deeds which occur in the record ; but as regards Deeds, v. 4, which 
is largely in English and which, besides a record of conveyances 
from December 25, 1688, to September 28, 1705, with two receipts 
of May 1, 1707, and May 1, 1708, contains five pages of proceed- 
ings of the Court of Sessions held for the town and county of 
Albany on March 3, i68±, and June 2, 1685, the printed text is 
confined to such instruments as were originally recorded in the 
Dutch language. As may be inferred from statements made above, 
the present volume forms a direct continuation of Professor Pear- 
son's earlier publication covering the first two volumes of Deeds, 
which appeared separately in 1869 under the title of Early Records 
of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerszvyck, 
1656-1675, 1 and again in 1870 and 1871 as part of volumes 3 and 4 
of Munsell's Collections on the History of Albany, this time with 
the addition in volume 4 of the Collections of "A Key to the Names 
of Persons occurring in the Early Dutch Records of Albany and 
Vicinity," " Contributions for the Genealogies of the First Settlers 
of Albany," and " Diagrams of the Home Lots of the Village of 
Beverwyck." From the nature of the case, the character of the rec- 
ords here presented is largely that of the earlier series and little need 
be added therefore to the preface which Professor Pearson supplied 
to the first volume. It should be noted, however, that while the 
earlier records fell to a considerable extent within the period of 
Dutch control over the colony, when Dutch laws prevailed in regard 
to the title and transfer of real estate, the records covered by the 
present volume fall entirely within the period of British occupation 
and witness the gradual change from Dutch to English methods of 
conveyancing. As is well known, the articles of surrender ratified 
on September 8, 1664, by the Dutch authorities and the British 
commander, declared all inhabitants of New Netherland to be 
" free denizens " and secured to them their property as well as 
the enjoyment of Dutch customs concerning inheritances. Under 
this agreement, the people of Albany and vicinity continued for a 
period of nearly twenty years to follow their customary procedure 
in regard to the transfer of real property and to record their instru- 
ments in the Dutch language, unaffected by the provisions regarding 
such matters in the Duke's laws promulgated at the Hempstead 
meeting of 1665, which, though intended to be ultimately the law 



1 In reality running from August 19, 1654, to June 20, 1678, with two 
deeds of March 3, 1679. 



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EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



of the whole province, it was at first not thought prudent to enforce 
in the Dutch settlements in the Hudson and Mohawk valleys. As 
an exception to this rule, however, must be mentioned the pro- 
vision in the Duke's laws whereby tenure of lands was to be from 
the Duke of York and all persons were required to bring in their 
old grants and take out new patents from the governor. This pro- 
vision applied to Albany as well as to other parts of the province 
and accounts for a long series of confirmatory grants issued for the 
greater part in 1667 and 1668 which in the absence of many of the 
Dutch patents are of the utmost importance for a knowledge of 
the original land titles and which for that reason have been fre- 
quently cited in the present work. As regards the form and regis- 
tration of conveyances between private individuals, the first im- 
portant changes were introduced by the General Assembly convened 
by Governor Thomas Dongan in 1683. First came the act to divide 
the province into shires and counties, passed November 1, 1683, 
whereby the county of Albany was erected and described as " to 
conteyne, the town of Albany the County [colony] of Renslaers- 
wyck, Schonechteda, and all the Villages, neighbourhoods and 
Christian Plantacons on the East side of Hudsons river from Roelof 
Jansens creeke, and on the West side from Sawers Creeke to the 
Sarraghtoga." In consequence of this act we find the term " Justices 
of the Peace of the County of Albany " used instead of the former 
expression " Commissaries of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck 
and Schenectady,'' though not till June 13, 1684, and by no means 
regularly thereafter. Two days later, on November 3. 1683, an act 
was passed entitled "An act to prevent ffrauds in conveyancing of 
lands," which provided that from and after the 25th of December 
next after the date of the act no grants, deeds, mortgages or other 
conveyances whatsoever of any lands or tenements within the 
province would be of any force or validity in law unless recorded 
within six months in the register of the county wherein such lands 
or tenements lay. and furthermore, that once a year the clerk of 
each county was to transmit to the secretary's office at New York, 
for registration in that office, all deeds, mortgages and other convey- 
ances of which the consideration exceeded the sum of fifty pounds. 
This act remedied whatever defects there may have been thought 
to exist in the Dutch method of recording deeds and mortgages but 
of course did not affect the question of validity of former instru- 
ments, more especially that of the informal mortgages that were 
included in many Dutch bonds. Consequently, on October 29, 1684, 
the Assembly passed an act entitled "A Bill Concerning frontier 



DEEDS I 678- I /04 9 

Mortgages," whereby all mortgages of lands, houses and tenements 
duly and legally obtained and made according to the former cus- 
toms of the province before its restoration to his Majesty and Royal 
Highness were to be deemed and adjudged in any of the courts of 
equity and courts of record within the province as effectual in law 
and right, as if according to the methods and practice of England or 
the laws now established. 

As a result of these laws, more particularly that of November 3, 
1683, we find the English form of deed gradually taking the place 
of the former Dutch style of transport, the record being at first gen- 
erally still in the Dutch language and bearing the original signatures 
of the parties and witnesses, but after August 10, 1685, more often 
written in English, without actual signatures. Whatever may have 
been the advantages of the new style of drawing and recording 
deeds, it is undeniable that from the historical point of view the sub- 
stitution of a mere record for the original instruments, signed by 
the parties and witnesses, was a great loss, not only because these 
signatures gave a personal touch to the records which at this dis- 
tance of time is of peculiar interest, but because they are of vital 
importance in determining the identity of many of the persons men- 
tioned in the records. Indeed it may be doubted whether with the 
loose method of designating people then in vogue, it would without 
these signatures be at all possible at the present day to distinguish 
between the various Jan Thomassens or Cornells Teunissens who 
are mentioned in the records now with and then without the addition 
of a surname or place of origin, so that much of what we know of 
the relationship of the early settlers hinges on these very signatures 
which form such a conspicuous feature of the Dutch records. 

In the preface to the first volume, much stress has been laid by 
Professor Pearson on the brevity and vagueness of the descriptions 
in the deeds and the consequent difficulty of locating the various 
village lots. This difficulty undoubtedly exists but, as the author 
himself has suggested, it can in many cases be successfully over- 
come by comparing the descriptions in subsequent repeated convey- 
ances of the same lots. From his own experience the editor is con- 
vinced, however, that no satisfactory solution of the problem can be 
attained by means of such simple diagrams as Professor Pearson 
has given in Munsell's Collections. To account with absolute cer- 
tainty for the many pieces of property owned at different times by 
the same persons in different parts of the town, as well as for the 
numerous strips and small parcels of ground that were taken off 
from or added to the original lots, it is necessary to construct a map 



10 1 AKIN RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of the entire settlement, drawn to a sufficient scale, preferably, for 
the sake of greater accuracy and economy of labor, by means of a 
Dutch ruler, directly from the dimensions in Dutch rods, feet and 
inches as expressed in the original conveyances, without reduction 
tn English measurements. In doing so, no reliance should be placed 
on translations, no matter by whom made, nor for that matter on the 
descriptions in the early confirmatory patents, which themselves are 
but imperfect translations from earlier Dutch instruments and in 
which, as shown in footnotes in the present work, the compass direc- 
tions have in many cases been reversed. The preparation of such 
a map has long been in the editor's mind. • It would prove of great 
value in tracing the title to real estate and properly should have pre- 
ceded the publication of the deeds in order to insure absolute accu- 
racy of translation. Time, however, forbids its preparation at the 
present moment and all that can be done is to refer the reader for 
the location of the lots to the diagrams in Munsell's Collections. It 
should be borne in mind, however, that by Professor Pearson's own 
admission these diagrams are quite imperfect and that much remains 
to be learned in this matter from later registers of deeds and 
mortgages. 

While the value of such records as are here presented lies pri- 
marily in their character as evidence of title of real estate, it is be- 
lieved that a careful examination of the volume will reveal a num- 
ber of things that are of interest to the student of the general 
history of the period as well as to the antiquarian and the genealo- 
gist. In the first place it may be pointed out that during the period 
covered by the present volume the stockaded village around which 
most of these records cluster occupied an important place in the 
province as the center of the internal traffic with the native savages 
and was the scene of many conferences between the Indians and 
the successive governors. One of the most notable of these con- 
ferences of which a record appears in this volume was that held in 
September 1683 in consequence of William Penn's attempt to secure 
to himself the upper Susquehanna valley, which caused Governor 
Dongon to make a hurried visit to Albany almost immediately after 
his arrival in the province. Subsequently, the threatening situation 
with regard to the French in Canada more than once compelled 
Governor Dongan to visit Albany and finally in 1687-88, just before 
his recall to England, to spend the entire winter there. In the 
second place it is to be noted that the same period saw the final 
settling of the long-standing controversy between the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck and the village of Beverwyck or Albany, resulting 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 II 

in the erection of the colony into an English manor by patent of 
November 4, 1685, and the granting of a city charter to Albany on 
July 22, 1686, whereby its government was definitely placed upon 
an English basis and whereby all vacant and unappropriated lands 
within the city limits which had formerly belonged to Rensselaers- 
wyck were vested in the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the 
city. These and other important events lend interest to many details 
which of themselves are of purely local significance, but there is 
more. It should be remembered that in history as in many other 
fields it is intensive rather than extensive investigation that is likely 
to lead to new results and that nothing gives a clearer insight into 
the social condition of a given period than the concentrated study 
of a single typical community. Such a typical community the fron- 
tier settlement at Albany certainly was and once the character of 
its population, its mode of living and daily occupations are fully 
understood, much will be known that applies equally to the contem- 
poraneous settlements at Schenectady, Kingston, Kinderhook and 
other parts of the province. As to the character of the population, 
the reader will doubtless be impressed with the fact that a much 
larger number of settlers than is generally supposed came from parts 
of Europe outside of the Netherlands, particularly from East Fries- 
land, Oldenburg and the duchies of Schleswig-Holstein. As in- 
stances hereof may be mentioned such names as Evert Jansen Wen- 
del from Emden, Jan Harmensen from Aurich, Elmer Otten from 
Isens (Esens), Volckert Jansen Douw from Stapelholm, Jacob Jan- 
sen from Noortstrant, Jan Fransen from Hoesem (Husum), Jan 
Thomassen from Wittbek, Casper Jacobsen from Hollenbek, Cor- 
nells Barentsen from Ditmars, and others of less-known persons 
from Norden, Jever, Eiderstedt, Bredstedt, Friedrichstadt and Flens- 
burg. Just what the cause of emigration from these regions was 
is an interesting question to which as yet no definite answer can be 
given. Some of these men may have been of the seafaring class 
who came over as sailors and who upon arrival decided to stay and 
to engage in trade. Others may have been engaged as soldiers by 
the Dutch West India Company and yet others may have sprung 
from families that during the Spanish war sought refuge across 
the Dutch borders and rather than to return to the former homes of 
their parents they may have preferred to join their compatriots 
across the sea. Whatever the cause, the prevalence of this element 
is interesting and undoubtedly accounts for the large number of 
Lutherans in the early settlement which occasioned the call to Al- 
bany in 1669 of the Rev. Jacobus Fabritius, the first Lutheran 
minister in the province. 



[2 EARLY Kit ORDS OF ALBANY 

As to the mode of living of the colonists, one should like to have 

a clearer idea than it is possible to gather from the records of the 
character of the houses that are mentioned in the conveyance-, more 
particularly whether they were hnilt of brick or wood and whether 
they consisted of more than one story or not. Practically nothing 
appears in the deeds that throws any light on these matters, hut 
from certain contracts and specifications in the .Notarial 1 'apers 
which are to appear later it seems evident that between 1660 and 

many of the houses in the village were still of the Dutch farm- 
house type, meaning that the fore part of the house was occupied 
as a dwelling while the rear part served as a barn, the latter having 
an open space in the center and stalls and bays on either side. It im- 
probable, however, that this statement does not apply to the more 
prominent streets, such as Jonker, now State street, on which before 

many substantial city houses seem to have been built. 1 Inciden- 
tally it may lie noted that the lots on the south side of this street, 
between Broadway and Pearl street, were all granted on the same 
day, namely the 23d of April 1652, shortly after Director General 
Stuyvesant had condemned the lots around the old fort near the 
present steamboat square. With the exception of the occasional 
subdivision of a lot, the original lot lines as then laid out have been 
preserved to this day and can be readily distinguished by any one 
familiar with the original grants. As under the circumstances might 
naturally be supposed and as is moreover clearly shown on the plan 
of the city which accompanies the Rev. John Miller's Description 
of the Province and City of Nezv York, of 1695, these lots were all 
laid out in a straight line, a feature which at once disposes of the 
commonly accepted notion that in the early days the settlement pre- 
sented an irregular appearance, land being cheap and people being 
allowed to squat wherever they pleased. On the contrary, the early 
deeds furnish abundant evidence that from the first the settlement 
was laid out in quite methodical fashion, experienced surveyors 
being employed to do the work. This policy, moreover, was in line 
with the fact that under the Roman Dutch law the title to the street 
was vested in the government, so that it w^as important to know just 
where the street lines w r ere. 

In closing, a word remains to be said in regard to the editorial 
work on these records. Believing it to be his duty to preserve as 
far as possible the wording of Professor Pearson's translations, the 



1 See in this connection the interesting chapter on " Houses in Ancient 
Albany County," in History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 441-50. 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 13 

editor has made only such changes as on careful comparison of 
these translations with the originals were deemed necessary in order 
to secure correctness of interpretation. In view of the well-known 
ambiguity of language in the description of many pieces of property 
and the consequent uncertainty in regard to the proper translation 
of these descriptions, pains have been taken to cite in footnotes 
extracts from the corresponding confirmatory patents in all cases 
where such ambiguity seemed to exist. These extracts often throw 
an unexpected light on the location of the property and will be found 
helpful in connecting the deeds here printed with those published 
in the preceding volume. For the full text of the patents the reader 
is referred to the records in the office of the' Secretary of State, 
rather than to the worn-out set of original volumes of Patents in the 
State Library from which the extracts have been copied. Peculiar 
Dutch expressions such as vly and creupel boscJi, which have been 
variously rendered by different translators, have been freely quoted 
in the text and care has been taken to bring the spelling of all proper 
names, including many interesting Indian local names, into accord 
with the form used in the original documents. Personal names 
which Professor Pearson had supplied in the translations, in the 
same way as in the first volume, have in all cases been eliminated 
from the text and where needed given in footnotes, for the reason 
that some of these additions were found to be incorrect and that for 
others no authority could be found, so that it seemed best not to 
assume, even by implication, any responsibility for them. It goes 
without saying that in many cases much fuller genealogical informa- 
tion than appears in the present footnotes may be found in the first 
volume and above all in the useful compilations entitled " First 
Settlers of Albany," " First Settlers of Schenectady," and "' History 
of the Schenectady Patent." It should be borne in mind, however, 
that in the absence of any church records of Albany before 1683, 
most of the genealogical information to be found in the above-men- 
tioned publications is based on the very records which are now made 
available, so that there seemed no need of doing more than to call 
attention to the errors which happened to come under the editor's 
observation. Though the number of such errors is not inconsidera- 
able, it is really small in comparison to the multitude of genealogical 
data which Professor Pearson's patient labors have brought to- 
gether. That many of these errors have been blindly copied by 
other writers and passed so to speak into the traditionary stage, may 
be ascribed to the fact that the original records are written in a lan- 
guage which few people have taken the trouble to learn, so that for 



14 1 AKIA REI ORDS 01 U.l'.AXY 

almost half a century after Professor Pearson's investigations very 
little original work in regard to the early history of Albany and 
Schenectady families has been done. Now that the records become 
available in translated form, a new field opens itself to the genealo- 
gist which will doubtless enable him to make many hitherto unsus- 
pected connections. That after all these years the public should be 
enabled to reap the full benefit of Professor Pearson's work will be 
pleasing to all who hold his name in grateful remembrance and is a 
source of much satisfaction to the editor. 

A. J. F. v\x Laer 
Albany, April jo, 1015 



DEEDS VOLUME III 

Deed from Reyer Schermerhorn, husband and guardian of the 
widow of Elmer Otten, to Rev. Nicolaus van Rensselaer for a 
house and lot on Jonker street in Albany 

[i] Appeared before me, RoV Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Richard Pretty and Mr Andries Te[ller], magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren, husband 
and guardian of Ariaentie Arents, late widow of Elmer Otte, de- 
ceased, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Dom. 
Nicolaus van Renselaer a certain house and lot standing and lying 
here in Albany on Jonker street, 1 being a corner house, bounded 
south and east by the public streets, on the west by the house of 
Jan Witthardt and on the north by the house of Capt. Backer ; 2 in 
breadth on the south, on the street, one rod, ten feet and one and a 
half inches and in the rear on the north side one rod and ten feet ; 
in length on the east side, on the street, six rods, two and a half feet, 
and on the west side five rods, eleven feet and two inches, including 
an alley of four feet to the rear which is to be in common for Dom. 
Renselaer aforesaid and for the house of Jan Witthardt ; which he, 
the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance of the lot received by him 
from Mr Jan Thomase, :j [said lot] being the half of the lot specified 
in a patent granted to said Thomase by the late Governor General 



1 Now State street. 

2 Capt. John Baker. For information about him see Minutes of the Execu- 
tive Council of the Province of New York, ed. by V. H. Paltsits, i :50-5i, note. 

3 Professor Pearson here adds the name " Whitbeck," but in the deed from 
Jan Thomassen to Schermerhorn, June 13, 1678, in Early Records of Albany, 
I U85, he supplies the name " Mingael." The latter is clearly a mistake, as 
the signature to the deed is similar to that of the will of Jan Thomassen, 
dated October 21, 1679, in Notarial Papers, 2:103-5, in which he is called Jan 
Thomasz. geboortigh tot Witbeeck in Holsteyn (born at Witbeeck [Wittbek] 
in Holsteyn). The same mistake runs all through the volume wherever the 
name " Mingael " has been supplied after that of Jan Thomassen. Between 
1654 arj d 1679, Jan Thomassen repeatedly held the office of commissaris or 
magistrate of Albany and with his associate Volkert Jansen Douw, also a 
magistrate, he figures in many real estate transactions. He generally signs his 
name " Jan Thomasz," once " Jan Thomansz," and once, with a trembling 
hand, to his will, " Jan Thomaesz." Apparently there was no Jan Thomassen 
Mingael of sufficient age to transact business living during the same period. 
The first settler by that name died before November 3, 1642 (N.Y.Col.Mss, 
2:35); his son Thomas Jansen Mingael died in 1662 (N.Y.Col.Mss, v. 10, 

[15] 



!<> EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Rich: Nicolls dated the 29th of April 1667, 1 to which reference is 
herein made; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
resting thereon or issuing out of the same- (saving the lord's right) 
and without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, acknowledging that he has been fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore plenum ac- 
tionem cessarn and full power to the aforesaid .Mr Xicolaes van 
Renselaer, his heirs and successors or assigns, to do with and dis- 
pose of said house and lot as he might or could do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same againsl all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances 
which may hereafter arise, 3 and nevermore to do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner whatsoever, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 1st of 
July 1 678. 4 

Richard Pretty Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn 

A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



pt 1, p. 301), and the grandson Johannes Thomassen Mingael is not men- 
tioned in the records till about 1680. He signs his name in one place 
"Johannis tomes meingael," and in another " Johaennis toemissen mingael," 
in a hand which is entirely distinct from that of Jan Thomasz from Wittbek. 

1 This patent was a confirmation of the grant to Jan Thomassen by Director 
General Stuyvesant of March 10, 1661, recorded in Dutch Patents, HH, 
p. 120-21. 

2 Sondc.r eenige lastcn dacrop staende ofte uytgaende, which Professor 
Pearson translates as : " with no claims standing or issuing against the same." 
Lastcn, however, does not refer to " claims," but means " charges," more 
particularly, taxes and rent charges, so that the phrase may be rendered : 
" without any charges thereon, or rents, profits or emoluments to be paid 
out of the same." 

3 Belovcnde 't sclvc op aide Jegens een Ygelycken te waaren & te vryen 
voor alle Commer, naermaeninge ofte beswaernisse, die naermaels sonde 
moogen koomen. This phrase, with slight changes, occurs in nearly all the 
Dutch deeds and has been variously rendered by Professor Pearson as 
" promising to defend the same from all and every person and free it from 
all trouble, claims, or complaint which may hereafter come against the same," 
or " promising to defend the same against all and every person and to free 
it from all claims, liens and encumbrances," or "promising to protect and 
free the same from all trouble, actions and claims of all persons." Commer, 
literally " cumber," means trouble, let, or hindrance ; in law it is used in the 
sense of charge, debt, lien, or obligation and, more specifically, in the sense 
of attachment. Naermaeninge means claim, or demand, and beswaernisse 
refers to anything with which property may be beszvaert, that is, charged or 
incumbered. Though Professor Pearson's translation has often been changed 
to make it correspond more closely to the wording of the original, no effort 
has been made to secure absolute uniformity in the rendering of the phrase 
above quoted. 

4 Soon after the purchase of this house and lot Domine Nicolaus van 
Rensselaer died intestate, his widow Alida Schuyler obtaining letters of 



DEEDS 16/S-I704 17 

Deed from Geertruy Barents, attorney for Jacob Hevick, and 
the administrators of the estate of Reyndert Pietersen to Al- 
bert Ryckman for a brewery, dwelling and appurtenances in 
Albany 

[2] Appeared before me, Ro : Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Rich : Pretty and And 3 . Teller, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Geertruy Barents, as attorney for her husband Ja[cob] 
Hevick, and Gerrit Swart and Mr Adriaen van Ilpendam, adminis- 
trators of the estate of Reyndert Pieterse, deceased, who declared 
that they had granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Albert 
Ryckman, his heirs arid assigns, the brew-house and the dwelling 
in front, together with the mill house, horse stable, well and the 
land adjacent thereto, lying in the town of Albany, next the house 
of Leendert Phillipse ; 1 in breadth in front, on the street, three 
rods, one foot and six inches ; to the south of the lot where the 
blockhouse stood eleven rods and eight feet ; breadth to the east, 
three rods and six feet, and in length to the north of Leend*. Phil- 
lipse's eleven rods,' eight feet, being a part of the patent granted by 
the Right Honorable Governor General Rich: Nicolls to Jacob 
Hevick, dated the 30th of April 1667, 2 to which reference is herein 
made ; which she, the cedent, and the grantors in the capacity afore- 
said promise to warrant and defend against all trouble, claims and 
pretensions (saving the lord's right) which may hereafter arise, on 
pain of execution against their persons and estates, real and personal, 



administration bearing date the 30th of November 1678. She afterwards 
married Robert Livingston, who made satisfaction for the house according 
to an appraisement and so became possessed thereof. Robert Livingston 
also acquired from Jan Jansen Bleecker, attorney for Jan Witthardt, the 
other half of the lot specified in the patent to Jan Thomassen, and for the 
entire property, as well as for other pieces of property owned by him, 
received a patent from Governor Thomas Dongan dated the 4th of November 
1684. See this patent in Patents, 1684-1686, 5B -.17-20, in the New York 
State Library. See also the appraisal of Domine van Rensselaer's estate 
and Robert Livingston's account of his administration of the estate, Dec. 30, 
1680, in N. Y. Hist. Soc, Collections, 1892, 25 :6S-6g. 

1 Leendert Philipsen Conyn. 

2 This is apparently a mistake for the 27th of April 1667, when a patent 
was granted to Jacob Gevinck [Hevick] and Reyndert Pietersen for this 
property and for a house and lot in Albany toward the hills ; hence the 
expression " being a part of the patent granted ... to Jacob Hevick." The 
property described in the present deed was conveyed to Hevick and Pietersen 
by Pieter Bronck, August 5. 1662 ; see Early Records of Albany, 1 :304-5. 

It is interesting to note the expression ten suyden van het Erff daer het 
Blockhuys gestaen heeft — to the south of the lot where the blockhouse 
stood. The patent of 1667, which probably follows the description of the 
property in the deed of 1662, reads : " to the South of the block House in 
length eleaven Rod and eight foot," showing that at the date of the patent, 
or at any rate in 1662, the blockhouse was still standing. Not unlikely it was 
one of the first buildings erected in this locality. 



l8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

present and future, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all 
courts and judges. Done in New Albany, this first of July 1678. 

Gertruet Barents 
Richard Pretty G: Svvartt 

A. Teller Adriaen van Ilpexdam 

Bond of Jacob Jansen Gardenier to pay arrears of rent to Geer- 
truy Barents 
[3] Appeared before me, Ro : Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renslaerswyck and Shaenhechtady, etc., in presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Jacob Janse Gardinier alias Flodder, 
who acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted and in arrears 
to Geertruy Barents, wife of Jacob Hevick, in the sum of one hun- 
dred and sixty-eight guilders in beavers, growing out of house rent 
due from his wife Barentie Straetsmans, which aforesaid twenty- 
one beavers the appearer promises to pay to Geertruy Barents or 
her order next May 1679, in beavers, seawan, wheat, or boards, 
all merchantable and at market price, binding thereto his person and 
estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, submitting the same to 
the jurisdiction of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges; in witness 
of the truth of which he has subscribed this in presence of Cornelis 
van der Hoeven and Paulus Martense, called as witnesses hereto. 
Done in Albany, the 3d of July 1678. 

Jacob Jansen Gerdenyer 
Korneles Corneles 
Poulis Marten l Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

I, the undersigned, Geertruy Barents, gratefully acknowledge that 
I am fully satisfied for the above obligation and thanking him for 
his good payment release him from all further demands. Done in 
Albany, this 30th of July 1680. 

"This is the mark X of Geertruy Barents, 
made with her own hand 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 This signature is the same as that of Paulus Martense van Benthuysen, 
in Deeds, 2:616 (Early Records of Albany, 1:400), and as that of Paulus 
Martense van Rynsburch, in Notarial Papers, 1 -.274. Benthuysen, or Bent- 
huizen, is a village about six miles southeast of Leiden ; Rynsburch, or 
Rijnsburg, is the name of a village and of an ancient and wealthy abbey 
three miles northwest of Leiden. This abbey had large landed possessions 
in various parts of the province of South Holland. The natural inference 
therefore is that Paulus Martensen came from the vicinity of Benthuysen, 
but from the land which belonged to the jurisdiction of the abbey of Ryns- 
burch. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 19 

Deed from Catskill and Mahikan Indians to Capt. Sylvester Salis- 
bury and Marten Gerritsen for five large flats at Catskill 

[4] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of all the magistrates of said jurisdiction and about twenty Catskill 
and Mahikan Indians, Maetsepak commonly called Mahak Niminaw, 
Tamongwes alias Volkert, Papawachketik alias Evert, Mamaetcheek 
alias Joris, Kachketowaa alias Cobus and Unekeek by the Christians 
named Jan de Backer, on behalf of the whole Catskill nation, who 
declared that they granted, conveyed and made over in true, right- 
ful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Sylvester 
Salisbury, 1 commandant, and Mr Marte Gerritse, magistrate, a cer- 
tain parcel of land lying at Catskill above the land of Eldert de 
Goyer, 2 consisting of five large flats (vlaktens) lying on both sides 
of the kill, the name of the first flat being Wachachkeek, the second 
named Wichguanachtikak, the third Pachquyak, the fourth Assisko- 
wachkok, and the fifth Potick, with the woodland for a cattle range 
(uytdrift van vce) or otherwise, to wit four English miles around 
said land, and all the kills, creeks, groves, appendages and depend- 
encies thereof (excepting the land of Jan Bronk), which they, the 
grantors, do by virtue of being the rightful owners and proprietors 
of said lands, flats and wood land and conveying the same to Capt. 
Salisbury and Marte Gerritse aforesaid, who have license and privi- 
lege to buy said lands of the owners from the right honorable Gov- 
ernor General Edmond Andross and to give satisfaction therefor 
before this court, as appears by license thereof under date of No- 
vember 2, 1677; conveying the same free and unincumbered with- 
out any charges resting on, or arising out of the same (saving the 
lord's rights) and without the grantors' making any further claim 
thereto, acknowledging that they have been fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, according to a contract of 
sale thereof dated the nth of June 1678 ; 3 giving therefore plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to said Capt. Salisbury and Marte 
Gerritse, their heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose 
of the same as they might or could do with their own patrimonial 



1 Capt. Sylvester Salisbury succeeded Capt. John Baker in July 1670 as 
commander of the fort at Albany. See about him Minutes of the Executive 
Council of the Province of New York, ed. by V. H. Paltsits, 1 151, 146, notes. 

2 Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyf, from Hilversum, in the Gooi, or Gooiland, 
province of North Holland, hence called " the Goyer." In an abstract of 
this deed in Docts. Rcl. to Col. Hist. N. Y ., 13 1545, the name has been errone- 
ously given as " Evert de Goyer," while other mistakes in the Indian names 
occur also. 

s This contract does not appear to be recorded. 



ZO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estates and effects ; promising to warrant the same against any and 
all persons and to free the same from all trouble, demands, or in- 
[5] cumbrances which may hereafter arise or be set up either by- 
Christians or Indians, and nevermore to do or cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding therefor their persons 
and properties as by law provided. 

Done in Albany at the Court House, this 8th of July 167S. 

This is the mark X of Maiiak Ximi- 
NAW made with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Yolkert made 
with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Evert the In- 
dian made with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Joris made with 
his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Cobus made 
with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Jan de Backer 
made with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of Sixhoe, a Cats- 
kil indian. 



Philip Schuyler 
Richard Pretty 



Robert Lrtxgstox, Secretary 



Quitclaim by Manueenta alias Schermerhorn of lands described 
in deed given above 
Appeared before the right honorable the magistrates of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., a certain Catskil indian named 
Manueenta and by the Christians called Shermerhooren, who is a 
fellow proprietor of the lands lying in Catskill, above conveyed to 
Capt. Silv: Salisbury and Marte Gerritse by the aforesaid Indians, 
and acknowledges that he is paid and fully satisfied for his share 
and interest therein, having received a coverlet, a gun, a shirt, a half 
cask of beer, confirming all that is done above, and now fully con- 
veys the same and promises hereby to free said Capt. Salisbury and 
Marte Gerritse from all trouble, actions, or demands which may 



DEEDS 1 6/8-1 704 21 

arise hereafter in any manner on the part of any persons, whether 
Indians or Christians. Done in Albany, this 25th of November 
1678. 

This is the mark X of Shermerhooren, 
A. Teller made with his own hand. 

Cornells Van Dyck 
Dirck Wessels . 
J oh: Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Contract between Jan Conell and Andries Teller for the purchase 
of Condi's house and lot on the hill in Albany 

[6] Appeared before me, Ro: Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
etc., in presence of the hereinafter named witnesses, Jan Conell of 
the one side and Mr And s . Teller of the other side, who declared 
that they had in love and friendship agreed and contracted respect- 
ing the purchase of his, Jan Condi's, house and lot lying here in 
Albany on the hill (aen't geberghte), as follows: First, Jan Conell 
acknowledges that he has sold and Mr And 3 . Teller that he has 
bought of him the aforesaid house and lot with all that is in the 
earth and nailed fast, standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, 
bounded to the south by Arent van den Berg and northerly by the 
new house of Dirk Wessels, in length five rods, one foot, in breadth 
eighteen feet Rhineland measure, which house and lot he promises 
to deliver to the buyer within the time of 14 days, free and unincum- 
bered, saving the lord's right ; for which house and lot the buyer 
promises to pay the sum of one hundred good, deliverable beavers 
and ten beavers to the seller's wife; but it is to be noted that the 
aforesaid house is still mortgaged to Capt. Brockholes for the sum 
of £26, is. 4>^d. sterling, being the last payment [due], the first 
half having been paid as per Ro : Hamilton's acquittance of date 
the 23d July 1678, which £26, is. 4^ d. sterling money said Teller 
promises and agrees to pay to Capt. Brockholes as an offset from 
the said 100 beavers. For the execution of the aforesaid condi- 
tions the contracting parties mutually bind their respective per- 
sons and estates, real and personal, present and future, subject to 



22 KAKI.V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany in pres- 
ence of Capt. Salisbury and Sturm van der Zee, called as witnesses 
hereto, this 9th of August 1678. 

John Conell 
Stive: Salisbury A. Teller 

Storm van der Zee Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Barent Reyndersen to Gerrit Lansingh for a house 
and lot on Rom street in Albany 
[7] In the absence of Secretary Livinghston appeared before me, 
Johannes Provoost, sheriff of Albany, and in presence of the 
Honorable Ritchard Prittj and Andries Teller, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, the worthy Barent Reyndersen, who declares that he 
grants, conveys and makes over, as he does hereby in real and actual 
ownership and possession, to and for the behoof of Gerrit Lansingh 
a house and lot lying in Albany on the hill, on Rom street 1 so 
named, bounded easterly by Jan Nack and westerly by Jan Vinhagen, 
breadth in front on the street one rod, two and a half feet, length 
on the west side three rods and eleven feet, breadth in the rear one 
rod, four and a half inches, length on the east side three rods and 
nine feet; which he does by virtue of a patent to him, the grantor, 
given by the Right Honorable Governor General Francis Lovelace 
of date the 226. of August, A . 1670 2 to which reference is herein 
made; and that free and unicumbered, excepting only the lord's 
right, without the grantor's making any further claim thereto since 
he acknowledges himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Gerrit Lansingh, his heirs, successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot 
as he might or could do with his own patrimonial estate, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against any and all persons from 
all trouble, claims, or incumbrances which may hereafter arise, and 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto 



1 Now Maiden Lane. 

2 This was a confirmation of the conveyance by the magistrates to Barent 
Reyndersen dated June 8, 1668, for lot no. 13, " lyeing & being upon y e Hill, 
Conteyning in breadth before Two Rod fiue foot, & behynde Two Rod nyne 
foot & on y e West syde Three Rod & Eleaven foot haueing on ye West 
Goosen Gerrits on y e East Will m Bouts on y e South y e High street, & on 
y e North D° Schaets." Cf. Deed from magistrates to Goosen Gerritse for 
lot No. 12, in Early Records of Albany, 1 :434. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 23 

either with or without judicial proceedings in any manner what- 
soever, binding his person and property as by law provided. Done 
in Albany, this 9th of September A . 1678. 
Rich d . Pretty Barent Reyndersen 

A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Sheriff 

Deed from Barent Reyndersen to Jan Nack for a house and lot 
on Rom street in Albany 

[8] In the absence of Secretary Livingston appeared before me, 

Johannes Provoost, sheriff of Albany, and in presence of the Right 

Honorable Anderies Teller and Ritcherd Pritty, Barent Reyndersen, 

who declared that he had granted, conveyed and made over, as 

hereby he does, in real and actual ownership and possession, to and 

for the behoof of Jan Nack, a lot lying on the hill in Albany on 

Rom street 1 so called, being to the north of the street, to the east of 

Gerrit Lansingh and to the west of Willem Bout, breadth in front 

on the street, one rod, -two feet and a half, in the rear one rod, four 

and a half inches, length to the west three rods and nine feet, to 

the east three rods and seven feet; which he does by virtue of a 

patent granted him, the grantor, by the Honorable Governor Francis 

Lovelace, of date the 226. of August 1670, 2 to which reference 

is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 

thereon, save the lord's right, and without the grantor's making any 

further claim thereto, acknowledging himself paid and fully satisfied 

therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 

actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Jan Nack, his heirs, 

successors and assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot, 

as he might or could with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 

promising to defend the same from any and all persons and free it 

from all trouble, claims and incumbrances which may hereafter 

arise, and nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 

to or against these, either with or without judicial proceedings, 

in any manner whatsoever, binding his person and property as by 

law provided. Done in Albany this 9th of September A . 1678. 

A. Teller Barent Reyndersen 

Rich d . Pretty 

1_ Johannes Provoost, Sheriff 

1 Now Maiden Lane. 

2 See note to preceding document. 



24 K.\KI.\ kl'.i < »RDS 0] ALBANY 

Deed from the deacons of the Reformed Church at Albany to 
Capt. Philip Pietersen Schuyler for Bastiaen de Winter's 
plantation at the Steene Hoeck 

[9] In the absence of Secretary Livinghston appeared before me, 
Johannes Provoost, sheriff of Albany, in presence of the Honorable 
Ritchard Prittj and Dirck Wesselsen, magistrates of said jurisdic- 
tion, Mr Jan Janssen Bleycker and Mr Jacob Staets, deacons of the 
Reformed Church-in Albany and administrators of the estate of 
Bastiaen de Winter, deceased, 1 who declared that they conveyed and 
made over, as they hereby do convey and make over in true, rightful 
and free ownership, to and for the behoof of Capt. Philip Pietersen 
Schuyler, a certain house and plantation or small piece of land lying 
in the colony of Renselaers Wyck, above the Vlackte ~ at the Steene 
Hoeck, 3 called De Winter's plantation, with all the right, title and 
interest which said Bastiaen de Winter had therein, according to the 
conditions on which said Capt. Schuyler bought the same yesterday 
at public sale, with this reservation that the grantee shall pay to the 
patroon of the colony of Renselaers Wyck as quitrent of said lot 
two skipples of maize and two pairs of fowls yearly, without any 
other charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's 
right, giving hereby plenam actionem cessam and full power to said 
Capt. Philip Schuyler, his heirs, or assigns, to do with and dispose 
of said house and plantation on land as he might or could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to defend the same 
publicly from all and every person and to free it from all trouble, 
claims or incumbrances which may hereafter arise and nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary to these, either with 



1 Bastiaen de Winter, of Middelburg, in the province of Zealand, died at 
the Steene Hoeck July 24, 1678, just after making his will, by which he left 
his property to the deacons of the Dutch church at Albany for the behoof 
of the poor. August 6, 1678, the Court of Albany authorized the deacons 
to take possession of the estate with order to apply for letters of administra- 
tion as soon as the new governor arrived. August 13, 1678, the deacons 
petitioned Governor Andros that the residue of De Winter's estate, after pay- 
ment of his debts, might be given to them for the poor. This request was 
evidently granted. For order of the court, certified copy of the will, an 
affidavit by Surgeon Cornelis van Dyck and the petition to Governor Andros, 
see New York Colonial Mss, 27 : 170-72, 180. The original of the will is in 
Notarial Papers, 2 -.41-42. See also N. Y. Hist. Soc, Collections, 1892, 25 :56. 

2 Literally : the Flat, referring to what is known as the Schuyler Flatts, 
east of the Troy road, 4 miles north of Albany. 

3 Stonehook, or Stony point, on the west bank of the Hudson, just south 
of Green Island. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 25 

or without judicial proceedings in any manner, under binding obliga- 
tion as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 10th of September 
A°. 1678. 

Rich d . Pretty Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Dirck Wessels Jacob Staets 

Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Sheriff 

Deed from Harmen Bastiaensen to Gerrit van Nes for a garden 
without the south gate of Albany (incomplete) 
'[10] In the absence of the secretary appeared before me, Johannes 
Provoost, sheriff of Albany, and in the presence of the Honorable 
Ritchard Pritty and Dirck Wesselsen, magistrates of said jurisdic- 
tion, Harmen Bastiaensen, surveyor 1 of this place, who declared 
that he granted, conveyed and made over, as he hereby does convey 
and make over, in true, rightful and absolute ownership and posses- 
sion to and for the behoof of Gerrit van Nes a lot or garden lying 
near Albany without the town gate at the south, next to and to the 
south of Poulus Martensen, in breadth in front on the highway three 
rods and a half, in length on the south as well as on the north ten 
rods, in breadth easterly on the river side three rods and one foot, 
Rhineland measure 2 [Not completed] 

Contract for the sale of a house and lot on the hill in Albany 
from Abraham van Tricht to Isaac Verplanck 

[11] Appeared before me Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, Shaenhechtady, etc., and before the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Mr Abraham van Tricht, chirurgeon, 
who declared that he had sold to Isaak Verplanck, who acknowledged 
that he had bought the seller's house and lot, which heretofore be- 
longed to Capt. John Baker, as [appears] by contract of sale thereof 



1 Roojmcestcr; meaning the official town surveyor. The existence of this 
office at an early date and the minuteness with which the dimensions of 
the lots are given in many cases shows that considerable care was exercised 
in the laying out of the village. The rooime ester, as the title of his. office 
indicates, had to see to it that the rooilijn, or street line, was maintained; 
in other words, that the property owners did not encroach on the street, 
the right and title to the soil of which under the Roman Dutch law was 
vested in the government. 

2 Though the dimensions do not agree, it would seem as if this garden, 
or a part of it, was the same for which Harmen Bastiaensen entered into 
contracts of sale in 1657, first with Claes Hendricksen and then with Willem 
Hoffmeyer; see Early Records of Albany, 1 =33, 51-52. In a note on page 33, 
Professor Pearson calls the grantor " Harmen Bastianse Visscher (or De 
Vyselaer)." 



26 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

between said Backer and the seller, of date the 3d of May 1678, x 
standing and lying on the hill in Albany between the house of Dom: 
Nicolaes Van Renselaer, deceased, and Arent vand[en] Bergh, being 
lot N°. 1, in breadth thirty-six and a half feet, and for depth the 
buyer has stipulated for fifty wood feet, the foot reckoned at twelve 
inches, with all that is earth and nail fast, free and unincumbered 
(savin-- the lord's right) ; for the purchase of which the buyer is 
obligated and promises to pay to the aforesaid Mr Abraham van 
Tricht, or order and assigns the quantity of fifty-six good, whole, 
merchantable beaver skins, to be paid in three payments, each time 
a just third part, to wit, the first payment next August 1679, tne 
second payment in August 1680, and the third, or last payment in 
August [681. The buyer may enter, take possession of and use said 
house and lot immediately and the conveyance shall be made on the 
final payment. In witness whereof parties have subscribed these in 
presence of Aernout Corn : Viele and Jacob ten Eyck, called as 
witnesses hereto. Done in Albany, the 7th December 1678. 
Testes 

Arnout Corn: Viele Abraham van Tricht 

Jacob ten Eyck Isaack Yerplancken 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Release by Dirck Hesselingh of his interest in a house and lot on 
the hill in Albany purchased from Jan van Ake, in favor of 
Nicolaes de Meyer, assignee of van Ake's claim 
[12] Appeared before me, R l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and S'chaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessels, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Dirk Hesselingh, who declared that on June \% 
1668, he bought a house and lot of Jan van Ake, standing and lying 
here in Albany on the hill, with a garden outside of the town of 
Albany, for the sum of one thousand guilders in beavers, which sum 
the purchaser acknowledges that he has failed to pay ; and whereas 
Mons. van Aken has assigned his claim to Mr Nicolaes de Meyer, 2 
as per instrument thereof written by notary Van Vechten at Utrecht, 
dated the 13th of August 1671, therefore, the said Mons. De Meyer 
agreed with said Dirk Hesseling on the 12th of April 1677 that he 



1 Xo record of this contract of sale is found. 

2 In a confirmatory patent of June 29, 1667, for several pieces of land 
on Manhattan island, he is called Nicholas de Meyer van Holsteyn. 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 27 

should pay twelve hundred guilders in beavers in full satisfaction of 
said contract or bill of sale with the interest, in three payments, as 
in said agreement more at large appears ; and whereas Mons. Van 
Dyck, attorney for Mons. De Meyer, last court day obtained a judg- 
ment against the purchaser for the sum of one hundred beavers, 
being the first two payments mentioned in said contract of the 12th 
of April 1677, therefore, he, said Dirk Hesselingh, now this moment 
voluntarily gives up the aforesaid purchase of the house and lot 
where he now dwells, as he obtained them, with all the rights thereto 
belonging, and makes them over to Mons. De Meyer in payment of 
the sum of seven hundred and seventy-five guilders in beavers, 
always with the understanding that the garden mentioned in said 
bill of sale is excepted, with which [release] of the house and lot in 
payment of seven hundred and seventy-five guilders beavers Mons. 
Van Dyck is satisfied, he, the purchaser, being holden to make the 
third payment according to contract. Done in Albany, this 24th of 
December 1678. 

A. Teller Dirck Hesselingh 

Dirck Wesselsz Cornelis van Dyck 

Acknowledged before me, 

R T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Anaemhaenitt, a Mahikan Indian, to Robert Sanders 
for a parcel of woodland and Whale island 

[13] An this 30th day of December 1678, in presence of the 
honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., 
R°. Sanders has bought of Anaemhaenitt, a Mahikan and native 
proprietor, a certain parcel of woodland by the Indians named 
Popgassik, 1 lying on the east side of the North river, to the south 
of the aforesaid Ro 1 . Sander's farm, extending to the land and 
claim of P r . van Waggelen, 2 which land was mentioned in his former 
contract of sale dated May \%, 1668, when he with Harme Vedder 
bought his farm, and was then conveyed by all the natives, that is 
to say, free range {vry uytdrift) for his cattle, but now he, Anaem- 
haenitt, sells the land in fee, with all the right, title and interest 
which he, the grantor and native owner, has therein; likewise a 
small island lying in said North river, named Wallvissen Eylant, 3 . 
which aforenamed parcel of land and Walvissen Eylant and all 



1 Robert Sanders received a patent for this land on March 25, 1680. 

2 Generally called " van Woggelum," probably after the village of that 
name near Alkmaar, in the province of North Holland. 

3 Walvisch, or Whale island, near Lansingburg, N. Y. See Van der 



28 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

rights and prerogatives, he, the aforesaid natural owner, for him- 
self, his kindred and blood relations, declares in true, rightful and 
free ownership hereby to be granted, conveyed and made over by 
him to and for the behoof of the aforenamed Robert Sanders, with- 
out his making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledg- 
ing that he has received therefor to his satisfaction a piece of cloth, 
a cutlass, a kettle, two pairs of stockings, four axes, a coat, a shirt 
and two jugs of rum, promising therefore never more to do nor 
suffer anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner. In con- 
firmation whereof the aforesaid natural owner has subscribed this, 
in presence of Capt. Silv: Salisbury, commandant, and the magis- 
trates of Albany aforesaid. Done in Albany on the date above 
written. 

A. Teller This is the mark X of Anaemhaenitt made 

Dirck Wesselsz with his own hand. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



Contract between Johannes Clute and Syman Schouten for the 
sale of two parcels of land at Niskayuna 

[14] Appeared before me, Rob { . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., and in presence 
of the Honorable Capt. Hans Hendrix and Lieut. Jan Janse Bleker, 
witnesses, Capt. Jan Cloet, of the one side, and Symon Schoute, of 
the other side, who declare that in love and friendship they have 
contracted and agreed with each other in regard to the purchase of 
two small parcels of land lying at Canastagioene, 1 as follows : 

First, said Capt. Johan Cloet acknowledges that he has sold and 
Symon Schoute that he has bought of him two parcels of land lying 
at Canastagioene, on the south side of the river, on the Groote 
Vlakte 1 Great Flat), being all [the land] along the river side to 
which he, Cloet, has title and claim, to wit, one piece of about 10 



Donck's map of New Xetherland. 1656, in E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New 
Netherland, 2:312, and map of Troy and vicinity, 1876, in A. j..AVeise, 
Historv of the City of Troy, p. 264. Cf. also Munsell's Annals of Albany. 
2:226. and E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographical Names, p. 63 (published 
with New York State Historical Association, Proceedings, 1906, v. 6). 
1 Xi>kayuna. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 29 

morgens, bounding upon the land of Cuyles * and Hann at Schaen- 
hechtady, and the other piece, also on the Groote Vlakte, of about 
six morgens, adjoining the land of Jan Spoor, on the express con- 
dition that there shall remain a path on the high ground along the 
shore and likewise that the purchaser shall maintain the fence along 
the steenbergie (stony hill) for which land and rights of said Cloet 
therein the purchaser promises to pay the vendor the quantity of 
seventy-five beavers, to wit twenty-four beavers during this current 
year and the remaining fifty-one beavers in four payments in four 
successive years, the first, being 12 beavers and 6 gl. in beavers, in 
the year 1680, and each time a just fourth part in the years 1681, 
1682 and 1683. The vendor promises with the last payment to give 
a proper conveyance ; the aforesaid payments shall be made in 
beavers or wheat at the market price, wherewith the contracting 
parties are well satisfied, hereto binding their persons and estates, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted and sub- 
mitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts and judges. 
Done in Albany, the 15th of February 167! 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Testes: 

Hans Hcindrickz This is the mark X of Symon Schoute 

Jan Jansz Bleecker made with his own hand. 

Acknowledged before me, 

R T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond and mortgage by Pieter Adamsen to secure his debt to 
Marten Cregier, junior 

[15] Appeared before me, Johannes Provoost r sheriff (hereto 
authorized in the absence of the secretary), and in the presence of 
the honorable magistrates Richard Pretty and Andries Teller, the 
person of Pieter Adamse, who acknowledges that he is well and 
truly and justly indebted to Marten Cryger, junior, in the sum of 
forty-two guilders in beavers and six skipples of wheat for goods 
and merchandise to his content received, and promises to pay the 
same with expenses to said Marten Crigier, or his attorney, within 
two months, specially binding thereto his house and lot lying at 
Schaenhechtady, which he mortgages hereby and offers as special 
security, for the recovery if need be of the said forty-two guilders 



1 Gerrit Claessen [van Vranken?], alias Culis, or Kuleman. See note on 
page 83. 



30 KAkl.V RE< ORDS OF ALBANY 

and six skipples of wheat and the expenses already incurred herein, 
without loss or damage. Done in Albany, this 16th of August A . 

1678. 

In the margin: Was signed with the mark P A of 

PlETER ADAMSE 

Rich*. Pretty 

A. Teller Acknowledged before me, 

Johannes Provoost, Sheriff 

This is a true copy, copied from the original, inasmuch as the 
original was accidentally defaced. 1 Alb. 6 Jan. 167 j|. 

Quod attestor 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



Bond and mortgage of Willam Loveridge to Hezekiah Usher 
and satisfaction of mortgage acknowledged by Jan Juriaense 
Becker 

[16] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn : van Dyck, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, William Loveridge, hatter, burgher of this town, 
who acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted and in arrears 
of Mr Hezekiah Uscher, merchant at Boston, in the sum of two hun- 
dred and twenty-four pounds, eleven shillings and two pence Boston 
money, growing out of the matter of certain wares and merchandise 
which Win. Loveridge, jun r . bought of said Usher [and for which 
he executed an obligation payable on the 10th of June 1676, on 
which obligation £35:16:11 Boston money has been already paid, 
so that the appearer promises to pay the remainder, £224:11 :2] 2 
(the interest being not counted to said Mr Usher at Boston in silver 
money there, or beavers at silver price, before September next ensu- 
ing, herewith releasing his son William therefrom and thereto bind- 
ing specially his, the appearer's, three houses and lots, standing 
and lying in Albany, to wit, two next to the court house and the 
other on the square (Plein), and generally his person and property, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting 
the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 



1 Door ongeluck is gccancclccrt geweest. 

2 The words between brackets were written in the margin. 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 31 

for the recovery of the debt in due time, if need be, without loss or 
damage. Done in Albany the 1st of March 167 |. 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornells van Dyck 

The words in the margin were written before 
the signing hereof. 

William Loveridge 
Acknowledged before me, 

Robert Livingston, Secretary 

On this 13th day of May 1682 before me, Ro l . Livingston, secre- 
tary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, came 
and appeared Mr Jan Jurianse Becker, submitted for Mr Andries 
Teller, attorney for Mr Hezekiah Usher, who in the capacity afore- 
said declared that he released the two houses of W m . Loveridge, 
hatter, standing and lying next the court house, bound over by the 
foregoing mortgage to Mr Hezekiah Usher of date March 1, 167I, 
granting hereby full privilege to sell, occupy the same, or dispose 
thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects. 

In witness whereof subscribed with his own hand in Albany. 
datum tit supra, J. Becker 

Power of attorney from Maria Arents, widow of Arent van den 
Bergh, to her son-in-law John Gilbert 
[17] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, and presence of the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Maria Arents, widow of the late 
Arent van den Bergh, who declared that she hereby constituted and 
made her son-in-law, John Gillbert, her attorney for her and in her 
name to collect all debts from whomsoever due to her late husband, 
likewise to pay all persons who have any claims against the afore- 
said estate so far as the money will go and of the remainder to 
make a proper return and accounting to her according to law, giving 
him hereby full power and authority, with the severity of justice, 
to compel those who may refuse or be unwilling to pay, to observe 
all the terms of the courts unto sentence and extreme execution 
thereof, and likewise upon receipt to grant a discharge and further- 
more to do all things in the matter aforesaid regarding said estate 
which shall be needful, either with or without legal proceedings, 
promising at all times to ratify whatever her attorney shall do and 



$2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

perform in the matter aforesaid, \vitlmut any gainsaying. Thus 

done and executed in Albany, on the i itli of March [I 

Testes 

Rich d Prettv \'h\> is the mark X of .Maria Arents made 

Hans Prefer wilh her own hand " 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Teunis Teunissen de Metselaer to Paulus Martensen 
Raemaecker for a house and lot in Albany 

[18] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Corn: van 
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Teunis Teunise de Metselaer. 1 
who declared that he had granted, conveyed and made over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof Paulus 
Martense Raemmaecker 2 a certain house and lot standing and 
lying here in Albany, with all that is therein fast by earth and nail, 
adjoining to the south the house of Harme Janse 3 and to the 
north Geurt Heyndrix, 4 to the east the public street and to the west 
the wagon road; in breadth, front and rear, four rods, and in 
length from the street to the wagon road; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the patent to him granted by the honorable the 
Governor General Rich: Nicolls, dated May 15, 1667, to which 
reference is herein made, free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's right, 
and without the grantor's making any further claim thereto in the 
least, acknowledging himself to be fully paid therefor, the first 
penny with the last, and therefore giving pic nam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforesaid Paulus Martense Raemmaecker, 
his heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the 



1 Teunis Teunissen, mason, from Loenen, province of Utrecht. See Van 
Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 830. 

2 Raemmaecker, literally " window maker," is apparently a mistake for 
Raemaecker, a contraction of Rademaecker, meaning " wheelwright." He is 
also referred to as Paulus Martensen van Benthuysen and Paulus Martensen 
van Rynsburch; see p. 70 and note on p. 18. 

3 Harmen Jansen Lyndrayer (rope maker); identified by Professor Pear- 
son with Harmen Jansen van Salsbergen. See Early Records of Albany, 
1:133, 170; and p. [127I, [175] of this volume. 

4 Geurt Hendricksen van Schoonhoven. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 33 

same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto, either with or without resorting to law in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, this 30th of March 1679. 

Teunis Teunisz metselaer 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Corn, van Dyck In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed of a house and lot on the hill in Albany from Wynant 
Gerritsen van der Poel to his son Melgert Wynantsen 
[19-20 wanting; 21] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, 
secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck, Schaenhechtady, 
etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Corn : 
van Dyck, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Wynant Gerritse van 
der Poel, who declared that he had granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
his son Melgert Wynantse a certain house and lot standing and 
lying here in Albany on the hill, adjoining southerly the grantor, 
northerly Lawrence van Ale, easterly Mr Abraham van Tricht and 
Arent van den Bergh, and westerly the public street in breadth in 
front on the street one rod, five feet and five and a half inches 
Rhineland measure, in length six rods and eight feet, which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted him by the late Governor 
Francis Lovelace, of date the 13th June 1670, and likewise by 
virtue of a conveyance this day given him and Jan Conell by Jan 
Cloete, to wit, 6 feet iii inches out of the contents of said patent 
and 10^ feet out of the contents of the conveyance, being the just 
half of what was conveyed in the aforesaid conveyance by Jan 
Cloet, together comprising as above one rod, five feet and 5^ 
inches ; which he, the grantor, does by reason of wages earned of 
his father before his, Melgert's, marriage; free and unincumbered, 
without any charges on, or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right, and without the grantor's making the least pre- 
tensions thereto, acknowledging himself to be fully paid therefor 
in consideration of the aforesaid services rendered, therefore giv- 
ing plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Melgert Wynantse, his heirs and successors or assigns, to do there- 
with and dispose thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial 



34 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estate and effects, promising never more to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto, in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 31st of March 1679. 

Wynandt Gerreydt vax D* Poell 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornelius van Dyck In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Gerrit Herttenberch to Capt. Johannes Clute for a 
lot in Albany on the hill 
1 22 ] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cor: van 
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Gerrit Hardenberg, who de- 
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Jan Cloete a 
certain lot lying here in Albany on which at present stands a part 
of Melgert Wynantse's house and a part of the house of Law- 
rence van Ale, adjoining southwardly Wynant Gerritse, north- 
wardly Evert d'Cuyper, 1 westwardly the public street and east- 
wardly Arent van den Bergh, in breadth twenty-one feet and in 
length on the south side six rods and eight feet and on the north 
side six rods and five feet, according to contract of sale thereof of 
date the nth of February 166;}; but it is to be observed that the 
lot in its entirety is in breadth in front two rods and eleven inches 
and in the rear two rods, and in length as above, which remaining 
lot he, the grantor, has sold to his brother-in-law Johannes de 
Wandelaer and hereby conveys to him ; which he, the grantor, con- 
veys to both persons by virtue of a conveyance received by him 
from the magistrates dated 29 May & 8 June, 1668, 2 free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's making any 
further claim thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving 



1 Evert Jansen Wendel, the cooper. He came from Emden, in Ost Fries- 
land, and judging from his last name was of Frisian extraction. At a later 
date the name was generally written " Wendell," but " Wendel " would seem 
to be the preferable spelling. 

2 Meaning old and new style date, there being a difference of ten days 
between them. Cf. Deed from the magistrates to Jan Clute, of same date, 
in Early Records of Albany, 1 :434. 



DEEDS 16/&-I/O4 35 

plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Jan Cloete 
and Jan de Wandelaer, their heirs and successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the same as they might do with their own 
patrimonial estates and effects, promising nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, this 31st of March 1679. 

Gerrit Herttexbercii 1 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornells van Dyck 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Wynant Gerritsen van der 
Poel and Jan Conell for a lot in Albany on the hill 

[23] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhaechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Dirck Wessells and Mr Corn : van 
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Wynant Gerritse van der 
Poell and Jan Conell a certain lot lying here in Albany on the hill, 
whereon already stands a part of the houses of Melgert Wynantse 
and Lawrence van Ale, adjoining southerly Wynant Gerritse, 
northerly Evert d'Cuyper, 2 easterly Arent van den Bergh and west- 
erly the public street, in breadth in front on the street 21 feet and 
in length on the south side six rods and eight feet and on the north 
side six rods and five feet, with all the rights thereto belonging, as 
it was conveyed this day to him by Gerrit Hardenbergh according to 
the contract of sale thereof of date the nth of February i66|, 
free and unincumbered, without any charges resting on or issuing 
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's 
making any further pretensions thereto, acknowledging himself 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giv- 
ing therefore plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Wynant Gerritse and Jan Conell, their heirs and successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as they might do 



!In his will, Notarial Papers, 2:69-70, he is said to have been born at 
Maerssen, presumably the village of Maarsen in the province of Utrecht. 
His name, variously spelled Hardenberg and Hartenberg (with or without 
final h), appears several times in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church 
at New York. His wife was Jaepje Schepmoes, born at New York. 

2 Evert Jansen Wendel, the cooper. 



3^ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

with their own patrimonial estates and effects, promising never- 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany the 31st of March 1679. 

Johannes Clute 
Dirck ] V ess else 
Cornells van Dyck 

Deed from Capt. Philip Schuyler to Madam Maria van Rensse- 
laer for a house and lot on Jonker street in Albany 
[24] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
Colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornells van Dyk, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, the Honorable Capt. Phillip Schuyler, who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Madam Maria van Rensse- 
laer, widow of the late Jeremias van Renseiaer, deceased, a cer- 
tain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on Jonkheer 
street, between the houses of Adriaan Gerritse and Maritie Dame, 
bounded and limited according to the patent thereof, of date the 
13th of August 1668, 1 from the Right Honorable General Rich : 
Nicols, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance re- 
ceived by him from Capt. Thorn : Willet, of date the 2d of September 
1671, 2 free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or issuing 
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's 
making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging him- 



1 The record of this patent is as follows : " Richard Nicolls Esq. &c. 
Whereas there is a certaine house & Lott of ground at Albany late in the 
tenure or occupation of Peter van Aallen scituate lying & being in ye high 
street that goes up to y e Hills on y e North syde thereof hauing Ariaen Gar- 
retsens house on y e East syde or on y e left hand & Cornelius van Xesse 
on y e right hand or y e west syde reaching in length from y e street backwards 
& in breadth y e space between ye Two houses aforemenconed, Which said 
house & Lott of ground w th all th' appurtenances stands forfeited & con- 
fiscated to his Ma lies use by an Acte of this Governm 1 bearing date y e 10 th 
day of October 1665 as belonging to a subject of y e States Gen 11 of y e United 
Belgick Provinces then in Warre & open hostility ag* his Ma tte . Now Know 
yee that for & in consideration of a certaine Quantity of good & merchant- 
able Beaver skins rec d & paid unto me for ye use of his Royall Highness 
Lord Proprietor of theise Territoryes by Capt n Thomas Willett one of y e 
Councell belonging to this his Royall Highnessse Governm 1 & for Diuers 
other good Causes me thereunto also especially moving By vertue of y e 
Com on & authority unto me giuen by his Royall Highness, I haue thought 
fitt to give graunt bargaine & sell & by theise p'sents do giue graunt bargaine 
sell ratifye & confirme unto y e said Capt n Willett &c The Pattent is dated 
August 13 th 1668." 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 '.487. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 37 

self to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, giving therefore plendm actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforesaid Madam Maria van Renselaer, her heirs, and successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot 
as she might do with her own patrimonial estate and effects, promis- 
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons whatsoever 
claiming any right, title, or interest in the same, as in justice he is 
bound to do, and furthermore never to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto, either with or without legal proceedings in 
any manner whatsoever binding himself thereto as by law pro- 
vided. Done in Albany, the 7th of April 1679. 

Philip Schuyler 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornells van Dyck 

Deed from Geurt Hendricksen to Jacob Ten Eyck for a lot in 
Albany 

[25] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc. and in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Geurt Heyndrixe, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful, and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Jacob Ten Eyk a certain lot lying 
here in Albany, adjoining southerly the house of Lawrence van Ale 
and Jan Janse Bleeker, northerly the lot of said Geurt Hendrixen, 1 
westerly and easterly the public streets, in breadth in front, on the 
street, to the east, thirty and a half feet Rhineland measure and in 
the rear twenty-two feet, nine inches ; in length southerly six rods, 
seven and a half feet and likewise northerly six rods, seven and 
a half feet ; which the grantor does by virtue of a patent granted 
him by the Honorable Governor General Rich : Nicolls, dated June 
4, 1667, 2 free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or is- 
suing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the 
grantor's henceforth making the least pretension thereto acknow- 
ledging himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 



1 Apparently Geurt Hendricksen van Schoonhoven. 

2 The abstract of this patent reads : " A Patent graunted upon a Trans- 
port made by Wouter Aertsen being empowered thereunto by Pieter Menssen 
bearing date the 6 th day of Apr: 1667 unto Geurt Hendricksen for a certain 
Lott of Ground House & Garden lyeing in Albany then in the tenure, or 
occupacon of the s d Geurt Hendricksen conteyning in Length and breadth 
as it lay within the Fence. Now for a Confirmacon &c : Tl ; Patent is 
dated the 4 th day of June 1667." 



38 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

with the last, and therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforesaid Jacob Ten Eyck, his heirs and successors, to 
do with and dispose of the premises as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to defend the same 
from all and every person and free it from all trouble, claims, 
or incumbrances as is right, and furthermore nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either with or 
without going to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by 
law provided. Done in Albany, the 7th of April, 1679. 
Geurt Hend[r]icksen 
In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Lansing, husband and guardian of the widow 
of Hendrick Coster, to Capt. Johannes Clute for a house and 
lot and orchard on the hill in Albany 

[26] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn: van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Jan Lansing, husband and guardian. of 
Geertie Coster, widow of the late Hend: Coster, deceased, who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Jan Claets a certain 
house, lot and orchard standing anl lying here in Albany on the 
hill, adjoining southerly Hend: Rooseboom, northerly Marte 
Crygier, easterly and westerly the street, being five rods broad and 
twenty rods long, which the grantor does by virtue of a patent 
granted to his predecessor Hend : Coster, deceased, by the honorable 
the Governor General Rich: Niccolls, of date the 25th of April 
1667 1 , to which reference is herein made, free and unincumbered 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further pre- 
tension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and 



1 In this patent, which was a confirmation of the Dutch grant to Lourens 
Lourensen. dated October 25, 1653, the property is described as " a certain 
Lott of Ground, House & Court, or yard thereunto belonging Being neer 
the Fort in Beverwick at Albany bounded to the South by Pieter Bronck's, 
to the North by the Lotts of low Ground to the East by the waggon way & 
to the west by the Hills haveing in breadth five Rod, & in length twenty 
Rod : which s d Patent, or Groundbrief e so graunted as afores d bearing date 
the 25" day of Octob. 1653 was upon the 15 th day of Sept: 1664 transported 
and made over unto Hendrick Coster by Goosen Gerritsen who had lawfull 
power so to doe." See Early Records of Albany, 1 :362. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 39 

satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving 
plena 111 actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Capt. 
Jan Cloete, his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and 
dispose of the same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself therefor as 
by law provided. Done in Albany on the 10th of April 1679. 

Jan Lansinck 
Dirck Wessclsz 
Cornells van Dyck Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from John Gilbert, attorney for his mother-in-law, Maria 
Arents van den Bergh, to Lawrence van Alen for a small lot 
on the hill in Albany 

[27] Appeared before me, Ro t . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Air Cornells van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, John Gilbert, son-in-law of Arent van 
den Bergh, as attorney for Maria Arents, widow of the late Arent 
van den Bergh aforesaid, deceased, for the settlement of the afore- 
said estate, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over 
to and for the behoof of Lawrence van Alen a certain small lot lying 
here in Albany on the hill, being seven feet broad, Rhineland meas- 
ure, adjoining northerly the aforenamed Arent van den Bergh, 
southerly the house of Isaack Verplank and the rear of Van Tricht's 
lot, westerly said Lawrence van Ale and easterly the street, extend- 
ing as far as the whole lot of said Van den Bergh, being six rods 
long, which he does by virtue of patent granted to Arent van den 
Bergh deceased by the Honorable Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, 
of date the 6th of September 1667, to which reference is herein 
made, and that free and unincumbered without any charges thereon 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, as he ac- 
knowledges himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Lawrence van Ale, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid small lot 
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 



40 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, in 

any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, on the nth of April 1679. 

Dirck JVesselsc John Giliskktt 

Cornclis van Dyck 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn, husband and guar- 
dian of the widow of Elmer Otten, to Johannes Witthardt for 
a house and lot on Jonker street in Albany 

[28] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., and in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Air Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornells van 
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Shermer- 
hooren, husband and guardian of Ariaentie Arents, late widow of 
Elmer Otte, deceased, who declared that he had granted, conveyed 
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Johannes Witthardt, trader, at present residing in 
Holland, a certain house and lot, standing and lying here in 
Albany on the hill, on Jonker street, next the house of Madam 
Alida van Renselaer, widow of the late Dom Nicolaus van Rensse- 
laer, deceased, 1 adjoining westerly the house of Mr Nicolaus 
d'Meyer, northerly the house of Isaack Yerplanck, southerly the 
street and easterly the house of said Madam Alida van Renselaer, 
in breadth in front on the street one rod, ten feet, one and a half 
inches, breadth in the rear toward the north one rod and ten feet, 
length five rods eleven feet and two inches, whereof four feet in 
the rear for a passageway extending eastward to the street is free 
as well for this house as for the house of the aforesaid Madam 
Renselaer ; which the grantor does by virtue of a conveyance 
granted him by Mr Jan Thomase, being half of the lot specified in 
a patent granted to said Thomase by the late Governor General 
Rich d . Nicolls, of date the 29th of April 1667, to which reference 
is here made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto. 



1 See deed from Reyer Schermerhorn to Rev. Nicolaus van Rensselaer 
on p. 15-16 of this volume. The maiden name of Madam Van Rensselaer 
was Schuyler. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 41 

acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforesaid Johannes Witthardt, his heirs and 
successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant the same against any and all persons claim- 
ing any right or interest therein, as in justice he is bound to do, 
and nevermore to do or to cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 14th of April 1679. 

Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Hendrick Lansing and 
Luycas Gerritsen for a lot on the hill in Albany 

[29] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyck, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Hendrik Lansingh and Luycas 
Gerritse a certain lot lying on the hill where now the houses of the 
aforesaid H : Lansing and L : Gerritse stand, in breadth in front on 
the street three rods and a half foot and in the rear on the east l 
side the same, and on the west two rods and eleven feet, all Rhine- 
land measure, being a part of lot N°. 4 conveyed to him by 
Ludovi.us Cobes the 23d of November 1667 by virtue of the patent 
to said Cobes granted by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls 
under date of the 6th of September 1667, 2 and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any 
further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and there- 
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Hendrik Lansingh and Luycas Gerritse, their heirs and suc- 
cessors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as 
they might do with their own patrimonial estates and effects, 



1 Thus in the original. Cf. deed from Clute to same persons, September 
9, 1672, in Early Records of Albany, 1 :5o6. 

2 There is no record of this patent except a brief memorandum that a 
confirmation was granted to " Lovis Cobes N°. 4. In breadth 36. foot & y 2 
& in length 6. Rod." 



42 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons law- 
full) claiming any right or interest therein and furthermore never- 
more to do nor cause anything to he done, either by or without re- 
sorting to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. Albany, the 15th of April 1679. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Dirck 11 'essellsz 

Cornells van Dyck Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Byvanck for a lot on the 
hill in Albany 
[30] Appeared before me, Ro 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Air Cornells van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Jan Byvank a certain lot lying on 
the hill, on which the house of said Byvank now stands, in length, 
on the east side, next to Hend : Lansingh, two rods and eleven 
feet, in front on the street twenty-one feet and seven inches, in the 
rear two rods less a half foot, length on the west side, next to 
Gerrit Hardenbergh, thirty-four feet and one inch, all Rhineland 
measure, 1 being a part of the lot N°. 4 to the grantor conveyed by 
Ludovicus Cobes the 23d of November 1667, by virtue of the 
patent to said Cobes granted by the late Gov r . Gen 1 . Rich d . Nicolls, 
under date the 6th of September 1667, and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges resting on, or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making 
any further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself 
fully paid and satisfied therefor the first penny with the last, 
therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Jan Byvank, his heirs and successors, or assigns to 
do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effe:ts, promising to defend the same 
against any and all persons and to free the same from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances as is right and furthermore nevermore 
to do nor suffer anything to be done contrary hereto either with or 



1 A deed from Clute to Byvanck for the same lot, dated Sept. 9, 1672, 
appears in Early Records of Albany, 1 :5o6-7. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 43 

without legal proceedings, in any manner, under binding obligation 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 15th of April 1679. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Dirck Wesselsz 

Com. van Dyck Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Contract between Jacob Staets and Pieter Schuyler for the sale 
of a house and lot on the First kill at Albany 

[31] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence 
of the hereinafter named witnesses, Jacob Staas, who declared that 
he had sold and Pieter Schuyler that he had bought the seller's 
house and lot with the barn and all that is thereon fast by earth 
and nail, standing and lying here in Albany, adjoining northerly 
the first little kill 1 and Jochem Wessells, westerly the street, south- 
erly the house of W m . Loveridge, hatter, and easterly the river, in 
breadth in front on the street six rods and four feet in length 
on the south side thirteen rods, six feet and seven in.hes, breadth 
in the rear three and twenty feet, length on the north eighteen rods, 
Rhineland measure, surveyed by the sworn surveyor (geszcoorc 
Roymeester), with all its appurtenances, being a part of what was 
described in the patent granted to Mr Jacob de Hinse by the 
Honorable Governor General R: Nicolls, of date the 3d of May 
1667 (excepting the lord's right) ; for the purchase of which the 
buyer is obligated and promises to pay to said Jacob Staas, or 
order, or his assigns, the quantity of one hundred and fifty good, 
whole, merchantable beaver skins, to be paid in two instalments, 
to wit, the first payment next July a just half, being seventy-five 
beavers, and the second payment in July 1680 — the remaining half; 



l 't Ecrste killetje. Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Rutten," 
though in a note in Early Records of Albany, 1 nog, he designates the 
Beaver kill as the First, and the Rutten kill as the Second kill, while in 
Munsell's Annals of Albany, 2:226, the Rutten kill is called the third creek 
from the Norman's kill inclusive. It seems quite certain, however, that in 
this conveyance the Rutten kill is intended. Surgeon de Hinse bought the 
house and lot August 20, 1662, from Jan Labatie, who received a patent for 
the land on October 25, 1653. See Early Records of Albany, 1 :3o8. For 
location of Beaver, Rutten and Fox (Vossen) creeks, see Plan of the city 
of Albany, by Simeon De Witt, 1794, reproduced in Year Book of the 
Holland Society of New York, for 1904; Munsell's Annals of Albany, v. 3; 
and other places. See also Early Records of Albany, p. 176, where a house 
and lot are described as " lying without the town of Albany, on the Third 
kil [Fox creek]." 



44 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the buyer shall have the power to enter, take possession of and use 
the aforesaid house and lot immediately and a conveyance shall be 
made on the final payment. 

In witness whereof the contracting parties have subscribed this 
in presence of Marte Gerritse and Johannes Provoost, called as 
witnesses hereto. Done in Albany the ist of May 1679. 

Jacob Staets 
Marten Gertsen Pieter Schuyler 

Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Sweer Teunissen van Velsen to Pieter Pietersen van 
Woggelum for his farm on the Poesten kill 
[32] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
county of Renselaerwyck and Schaenhechtady, et:., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Marten Gerritse and Mr Joh : Provoost, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Sweer Teunise, who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Pieter Pieterse van Waggelen 1 a 
certain parcel of land with house and barn and all the appurte- 
nances thereof, lying in the colony of Renselaerswyck close upon 
the river on the east bank over against Steenen hoeck (Stone hook) 
heretofore called Poesten Bouwery, 2 where the aforesaid P r : van 
Waggelen now dwells ; which he does by virtue of the patent to 
him granted by the late Gov r . Gen 1 . Rich : Nicolls, of date the 
13th of April 1667, to which reference is herein made, excepting 
only the sawmill together with the kill on which the mill stands 
and two morgens of arable land and a right of way for a wagon 
to the shore along the hill, conveyed to Jan Corn. Yyselaer and 
Luycas Pieterse on the 25th of June 1675 — tne remainder specified 
in the aforesaid patent with all rights and appurtenances thereof 
are now conveyed to P r . Pieters van Waggelen aforesaid and that 
free and unincumbered without any charges resting on, or issuing 



1 Generally called " van Woggelum," probably after the village of that 
name near Alkmaar, in the province of North Holland. 

2 That is, the farm of Jan Barentsen Wemp, nicknamed Pocst (meaning 
a cowherd), on the Poesten kill, in the southern part of the city of Troy. 
N. Y. Sweer Teunissen van Velsen was engaged by Wemp as a farmhand 
and eventually married his widow. See about this farm, Van Rensselaer 
Bowier Mss, p. 755-56. 



DEEDS 16/8-1704 45 

out of the same, saving the lord's right, and without the grantor's 
making any further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging 
himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last and therefore giving plenum actionem ccssam and full power 
to the aforenamed P r . Pieterse van Waggelen, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant the premises against any and all persons and free the same 
from all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and never 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either 
with or without judicial proceedings, in any manner, under binding 
obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 6th of May 
1679. 

SWEER THOONUSSEN VAN VELSEN 

Marten Gertsen 

Johannes Provoost Acknowledged before, me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Jansen Ouderkerk for a 
lot in Albany 

[33] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady and in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Johannes Provoost, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Johan Cloete, who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Jan Janse Ouderkerk, cooper, 
a certain lot lying here in Albany, where his cooper's shop now 
stands, lying between the house of Antony Lespinard and Gerrit 
van Schayck, in breadth 14 feet and eight inches 1 Rhineland meas- 
ure front and rear, and in length six rods and one foot, all Rhine- 
land measure, which the grantor does by virtue of a patent to him 
granted by the Honorable Rich : Nicolls, late governor, of date the 
1 st of April 1667, 2 being a part of the lot mentioned in the afore- 
said patent, to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or [rents] issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's 
making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging him- 
self fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 



1 In the margin was written : " N.B. But it is to be noted that Anth< 
Lespineerd has taken in half of the 8 inches, which he must surrender." 

2 See note to next document. 



46 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to 
the aforenamed Jan Janse Ouderkerk, his heirs and successors 
or assigns, to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant the 
premises against any and all persons and to free the same from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right and nevermore to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either with or 
without legal proceedings, in any manner, under binding obligation 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, on the 6th of May 1679. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Marten Gertsen 
Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Ludovicus Cobes for a house 
and lot on Jonker street in Albany 

[34] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Johanness Provoost, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Ludovicus Cobes a certain 
house and lot, standing and lying here in Albany on the Jonker 
street, adjoining southerly the street, westerly Hieronimus Wend- 
ell, easterly Jan Janse Ouderkerk and northerly Tim . Cooper, 1 in 



1 The description in this deed furnishes an illustration of the ambiguity 
of language in many of the Dutch conveyances which makes it difficult to 
determine the exact location of the property even where, as in this instance, 
a definite landmark such as a street or creek is named in the instrument. 
The Dutch description of the property conveyed by this deed from Johannes 
Clute to Ludovicus Cobes reads as follows: seker huys & Erve staende & 
gelecgcn alhier in Alb: op den Jonkerstraet bclcndcnde ten suyden de straet 
ten westen Hieronimus Jl r endell Ten oosten Jan Janse Ouderkerk, ten noorden 
Tim . Cooper, which appears to be correctly translated as above and to place 
the property definitely on the north side of Jonker, now State street. Yet, if 
we examine the patent to Clute of April 1, 1667, referred to in the deed, 
we find the following: "A Patent graunted upon a Transport made by 
Adrian Garritsen (as Attorney of Dirck Jansen Kroon) unto Jan Cloet, 
upon the 12" day of November 1664. for a certaine House and Lott of 
Ground in Beverwyck at Albany, near the Hills, having the Streete to the 
North, to the South Jan Hendrick's van Baels. to the East. Jan Tomassen's, 
and to the west, Wouter Albertsen's, containing all the Ground as it lyes 
within the ffence, &c. The Patent beares date the I st day of April 1667. 
R. Nicolls." That this patent really relates to the same property as that 
described in the deed given above, in spite of the fact that the lot is spoken 
of as " having the Streete to the north," is shown by an examination of the 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 4/ 

breadth in front on the street three rods and two inches and in 
length five rods and nine feet, Rhineland measure, in breadth in 
the rear likewise three rods and two in .lies, which the grantor 
does by virtue of a patent to him granted by the Honorable Gov- 
ernor General Rich: Nicolls, of date the 1st of April 1667, being the 
remainder of what was described in the aforesaid patent, Jan Janse 
Ouderkerk possessing the residue, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any 
further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last and there- 
fore giving plcnam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Ludovicus Cobes, his heirs and su;cessors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the same as he might do with his own 



deeds from the magistrates to Sander Leendertsen Glen, from Glen to Adriaen 
Gerritsen, and from Adriaen Gerritsen to Johannes Clute in Early Records 
of Albany, 1:392, 336, 391, 63 (in all of which the property is described 
as adjoining to the north, or being bounded on the north by, the street 
in conformity with the patent just cited) and furthermore of the deeds 
from Johannes Clute to Ludovicus Cobes, from Cobes to Jeronimus Wendell, 
from Jan Thomase to Cornelis Steenwyck, from Sander Leendertsen Glen 
to Jan Hendricksen van Bael, and from van Bael to Timothy Cooper, in 
Deeds, 3:34, 35, and Early Records of Albany, 1:143, 185-86, 358, 127. 
Turning now to the original text of the deed from Adriaen Gerritsen to 
Johannes Clute, if Nov. 1664, in Deeds, 1 :i69, which is referred to in the 
patent to Johannes Clute, we find this description : Belent ten noorden de 
straet, ten say den Jan Hcndricksz van Bael, ten oosten Jan Totnasscn, ten 
westen Wouter Albcrtscn, which agrees with the translation in the patent 
to Johannes Clute and with that of the deed itself in Early Records of 
Albany, 1 163, but absolutely conflicts with the description in the deed given 
above from Clute to Ludovicus Cobes, unless a distinction be made between 
the participles bchndende and belent, the first indicating that the lot adjoins 
to the south the street, and the second that the lot is bounded by, or situated 
on, the north side of the street. No such distinction, however, appears to 
have been observed in the deeds and it certainly has not been recognized 
in the confirmatory patents issued by the early English governors. As a 
result there is in many cases uncertainty as to the relative location of adjoin- 
ing pieces of property, which should be constantly borne in mind in using 
the present translations and the early English patents in connection with 
searches regarding the title to real estate. That in this case the property 
was actually located on the north side of State street is proved by the above- 
mentioned deed from Jan Thomase to Cornelis Steenwyck, June 14, 1678, 
for the corner lot to the west of the property conveyed by Clute, in which 
this corner lot is described as being breedt voor aen de straet ten suyden 
twee Rocden scs voet & twee ditym . . . is lang . . . ten westen aen d' 
straet vyff Rocden & negen voet. This admits of but one interpretation, 
namely, that the lot was bounded south and west by the streets. Professor 
Pearson, in his diagrams of the lots on State street, north side, between 
North Pearl and James (Munsell's Collections, 4:189), places the lot con- 
veyed to Steenwyck on the northeast corner of Pearl and State streets. 
It may be added that Jan Thomassen who deeded the property to Steenwyck 
was not Jan Thomassen Mingael, as given by Professor Pearson, but Jan 
Thomassen from Wittbek, as shown by comparison of his signature with 
that to Notarial Papers, 2:103-5. 



48 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same against all persons whatsoever, from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances as is right and nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto, in any manner, under binding obliga- 
tion as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of May 1679. 

JOHANNS ClUTE 

Marten Gertsen 
Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Ludovicus Cobes to Jeronimus Wendel for a lot on 
Jonker street in Albany 
[35] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Johannes Provost, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Ludovicus Cobes, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Jeronimus Wendell a certain 
lot lying here in Albany on Jonker street, whereon Jeronimus' 
house stands, adjoining westerly Mr Corn: Steenwyk, easterly the. 
grantor, southerly the street and northerly Tim . Cooper, in breadth 
in front on the street seventeen feet and five inches and in the 
rear the same, and in length five rods and nine feet, all Rhineland 
measure, and in like manner the use of a common alley, 3^ feet 
wide and thirty feet in length, between the houses of Pieter Schuy- 
ler and him, Jeronimus Wendel with the understanding that he 
may have a gate, back of the 30 feet, of 3^ feet in width, opening 
out upon the common alley : which the grantor does by virtue of a 
conveyance to him made by Jan Cloete on the 8th of this month 
of a house and lot, whereof this lot is a part, and that free and 
unincumbered without any charges on, or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any 
further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
giving plenam actionem ccssam and full power to the aforenamed 
Jeronimus Wendell, his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with 
and dispose of the same as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant the premises against any 



DEEDS 16/&-I/O4 49 

and all persons and to free the same from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances as is right and nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto, in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. 

Done in Albany the 9th of May 1679. 

LUDOVICUS COEES 

Marten Gertsen 
Johannes Provoost 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Contract between Capt. Thomas de Lavall and Juriaen Teunis- 
sen Tappen for the sale of a house and lot in Albany 
[36] On this 17th of May 1679 appeared before me, Ro*. Liv- 
ingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and 
Schaenhechtady, etc., and before the underwritten witnesses, Capt. 
Thomas de La Vail of the one side and Jurian Teunise Tappen of 
the other side, who hereby acknowledge that in all love and friend- 
ship they have agreed in manner following, namely Capt. de La 
Vail acknowledges that he has sold and Jurian Teunise that he 
has 1 bought of him a certain house and lot, standing and lying 
here in Albany, being the first house on the west side within the 
south gate of Albany, at present occupied by Aernout Corn : Viele, 
and the seller promises the same to deliver to the buyer or to his 
order, now, immediately, just as it was delivered to him by said 
Jurian Teunise, who now accepts the same as it lies inclosed, ex- 
cepting an alley on the south side along the town stockade, and that 
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which the 
buyer promises to pay to the seller or his order one hundred and 
eighty good, while, merchantable beaver skins, to wit, one hundred 
and twenty good beavers together with a good black beaver 
within one month after delivery and the remaining sixty beavers 
within one year in beavers, wheat, peas, or boards at current rates 
at the time of payment, at the option of the buyer, and on the 
final payment the seller shall deliver to the buyer a good and suf- 
ficient deed (in the meantime said house is specially engaged 
to Mr Lavall until the time of the last payment as a special mort- 
gage or security), hereto binding their persons and estates, real and 
personal, present and future, nothing excepted, and subject to all 
lords, magistrates, courts, and judges. In confirmation of which 

4 



50 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

they have | subscribed] tliese without fraud or deceit in presence 
of Capt. Silv: Salisbury and Rich: Pretty, called as witnesses 
hereto. Done in Albany datum ut supra. 

The words in the margin were written before the signing hereof. 1 

Tno : De Lavall 
Silr: Salisbury Jure Jan Tunsen 

Richard Pretty 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Pieter Bogardus, as attorney for Jonas Bogardus, to 
Wouter Albertsen van den Uythoff for a lot in Albany 

[37] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Pieter Bogardus, 2 in capacity also as attorney of 
Jonas Bogardus, who declared that he conveyed and made over to 
and for the behoof of Wouter Albertse van den L'thoff, a certain 
part of a lot lying herein in Albany between the houses of Dirk \Yes- 
sells and said Wouter Albertse, on which the new house of Antony 
Lespinard now stands, in length and breadth as it lies impaled 
(saving the lord's right) and that Mr Wessels's house remain drip 
free, which the grantor does by virtue of a patent granted to his 
mother Annetie Borgardus by the late Governor General Rich : 
Xicols, of date of the 10th of July i66j, : ' whereof this lot is a part, 
and that free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or issuing 
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's 
making any further claim in the least to the same, acknowledging 
himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last 
and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 



1 This refers to the words which in the printed text are inclosed in 
parentheses. 

2 For account of Pieter Bogardus, see Early Records of Albany, 1 :g/, note. 
June 5, 1683, he obtained letters of administration on the estate of his wife's 
stepfather, Turiaen Jansen Groenwout, who had died shortly before that 
date. See Proceedings of Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, p. 414. 

3 On this date a confirmatory patent was issued to the heirs of Annetie 
Bogardus " for a certaine Lott of ground lying neare y e Fort at Albany 
hailing to y e north a Lott lying in Comon to y e west Martin Herpertsens 
to y e South y* waggon way & to y e East a Comon path way conteining in 
length six Rod lying vpon a square. As also a garden lying thereby on y e 
South side of Dirrick Jansens & on y e north side of Albert Gerrits being 
in length seauen & in breadth hue Rod, w ch said Patent or Groundbreife 
so graunted as aforesaid beares date y e 23 th day of Aprill 1652." 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 51 

aforenamed Wouter Albertse van den Uthoff, his heirs and suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he might 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all lawful 
claims, demands and incumbrances and neither to do nor suffer any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner either by or with- 
out resorting to law, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 6th of June 1679. 

PlETER BOGARDUS 

A. Teller 
Cornells van Dyck 



Deed from Wouter Albertsen van den Uythoff to Anthony Les- 
pinard for a house and lot on Jonker street in Albany 

[38] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhectady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And 5 . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Wouter Albertse van den Uthoff, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Anth . Lespinard, baker, a 
certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on Jonker 
street, adjoining eastwardly his, Antho[ny']s, new house, west- 
wardly Jan Janse Ouderkerk, southerly the street and northwardly 
Mr Tim°. Cooper, being in length eastwardly six rods, three feet, 
in breadth in front on the street one rod, six feet, eight inches, as 
long on the west as on the east and in breadth to the north one 
rod, seven feet and eight inches ; likewise Wouter Albertse con- 
veys to Anth . Le[s]pinard a lot lying here in Albany next to the 
aforesaid house and lot whereupon the aforesaid Anthony's new 
house now stands, in length and breadth as it now lies impaled (ex- 
cepting the lord's right), provided that Mr Wessells's house remain 
drip free, which first house and lot the grantor conveys by virtue of 
a patent to him granted by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls 
under date of the 1st of May 1667, 1 and the last lot by virtue of a 
conveyance to him given by P r . Bogardus under date of the 6th 
of June 1679, whereto reference is herein made, and that free and 
unin:umbered, without any charges on, or issuing out of the same 



1 This patent was granted upon a transport made by David Pietersen 
Schuyler to Wouter Albertsen van den Uythoff, dated the 10th of Septem- 
ber 1665, for which see Early Records of Albany, 1 : 392-93, where the date 
is given as " the first day of September, 1665, old style." 



52 EARLV RECORDS OF ALB W Y 

i save the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any 
further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and there- 
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and two lots as he Anthony Les- 
pinard might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, prom- 
ising to warrant and defend the same against all persons whatso- 
ever from all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, 
in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 12th of June 1679. 

Wouter Alberts 
A. Teller 
Dirck Wesselsz 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Juriaen Teunissen Tappen to Capt. Philip Schuyler 
for a farm on the east side of the Hudson river 

[39] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Jurian Teunise Tappen, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Phillip Schuyler, a cer- 
tain farm lying in the colony of Renselaerswyck, over against said 
Schuyler's farm called d'Vlaktc (the Flat), on the east side of 
Hudson's river, whereon said Jurian heretofore dwelt, with the 
dwelling house, barn and two ricks and all the cattle and horses 
which said grantor has had there, together with all the land, as 
well arable as pasture, as the same lies in its fence between two 
kills, and the woodland, together with all the farming tools thereto 
belonging, all in accordance with the contract of sale thereof dated 
the 6th of November 1677 > which farm aforesaid is a just tenth part 
of the colony of Renselaerswyck ; all of which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of a conveyance to him given by the worthy Mr Jeron- 
imus Ebbinck, husband and guardian of Madam Johanna de Laet, 
under date of the 7th of July 1676, 1 whereto reference is herein 
made (only excepting the lord's right), and that free and unin- 



For this conveyance, see Early Records of Albany, 1 : 129-30. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 53 

cumbered, without any charges thereon or [rents] issuing out of 
the same, and without the grantor's making any further claim in 
the least thereto, acknowledging that he has been fully paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giv- 
ing plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Capt. 
Phillip Schuyler, his heirs and successors or assigns, to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid farm and the appurtenances and de- 
pendencies thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims or incumbrances, as is right, 
and furthermore neither to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto, either with or without legal proceedings, in any man- 
ner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 17th of June 1679. 

Jure Jan Tunsen 
A. Teller 
Dirck W ess els 2 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Hilletje, widow of Storm van der Zee, to Cornelis 
van Dyck for a lot on the Fuyck kill at Albany 

[40] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc ; , in the presence 
of the Honorable Mr And 5 . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Hilletie van der Zee, widow of the late 
Storm van der Zee, deceased, who declared that she grants, conveys 
and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Mr Cornelis van Dyk, chirurgeon, a certain lot lying here 
in Albany, south of the Fuyk kill, 1 behind said Van Dyk's lot, adjoin- 
ing westerly Harme Ruttgers, easterly and southerly the grantor and 
northerly the Fuyk kill, in length westerly three rods, ten and a 
half feet and easterly three rods, in breadth south and north two 
rods, all Rhineland measure, which she, the grantor, does by virtue 
of a patent to her late husband granted by the late Governor 
Richard Nicolls under date of the 10th of May 1667, 2 to which refer- 
ence is herein made, being a part of the lot mentioned in the afore- 



1 The same as Rutten kill, now covered by Norton street ; see, Munsell's 
Annals of Albany, 1:132; 2:226. 

2 This patent was for land granted by Stuyvesant on April 23, 1652, to 
Anthony de Hooges and conveyed to Storm Albertsen van der Zee on May 



54 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

said patent and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
on, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with- 
out the grantor's making any further pretensions in the least there- 
to, acknowledging herself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenaui actionem ces- 
sam and full power to the aforesaid Corn: van Dyk, his heirs and 
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he 
might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons whatsoever from 
all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore 
neither to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding herself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 18th of June 1679. 

HlLLETIEN VAN DER ZEE 

A. Teller Acknowledged before me, 

Dirck Wessclsz Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Bond and mortgage of William Parker to John Pynchon of New 
England 
[41] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr. And s . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, William Parker, who acknowledges that he is 
well and truly indebted and in arrears to Major John Pynshon of 
N : England in the sum of one and twenty pounds and one shilling 
sterling for merchandise received to his satisfaction, which afore- 
said sum of £21 : 1 Boston money the subscriber promises to pay to 
the aforenamed Major Pynchon or order at Boston within the time 
of three months from date (and failing of payment at Boston, said 
Parker remains obligated to pay said sum here in good beavers 
reckoned at I2st. apiece, together with the duty (recognitie) and 
freight of said beavers to Boston), 1 therefore binding specially his 
house- and lot lying here in Albany on the hill, where he now 



1, 1662, by Roelof Swartwout, who married the widow of de Hooges. In 
the patent the land is described as " abutting to the North on the Creek, 
or Kill called the Fuycke Kill to the South and East the waggon way, 
and to the West on Volchert Jans conteyning in length sixteen Rod, & 
in breadth nine Rod." 

1 The words in parentheses were written in the margin. 

2 Probably a house on the west side of North Pearl street, on lot N°. 8, 
one of the " New Lotts of Ground lately Layd out at Albany uppermost 



DEEDS 1678-1704 55 

dwells and generally his person and estate, real and personal, pres- 
ent and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the au- 
thority of all lords courts, and judges for the payment thereof if 
need be without costs or loss. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of July 1679. 

Words in the margin written before the signing hereof. 

Wm Parker 
A. Teller In my presence, 

Dlrck Wesselsz Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker and Jacob Sandersen Glen, at- 
torneys for the late Jan Hendricksen van Bael, to Timothy 
Cooper, for a house and lot on the hill in Albany 

[42] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence 
of the Honorable Mr And 8 . Teller and Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Jan Janse Bleiker and Jacob Sanderse, attorneys 
of Mr Jan Heyndrixe van Bael, who declared that they grant, con- 
vey and make over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Mr Tim°. Cooper a certain house and lot, standing and 
lying here in Albany on the hill, where he, Cooper, dwells, adjoining 
southerly Mr Cornelis Steenwyk and notherly Harmanus Bur- 
gerse, 2 easterly and westerly the street, as it lay inclosed when said 
Van Bael possessed it, or as it was inclosed when they the grantors 
sold it on May 27, 1676, 3 which they do by virtue of a patent granted 
to J. Heyndrix van Bael by the Honorable Governor General Rich : 



towards the Hills," containing in breadth 45 feet and in length 6 rods, 
for which Sergeant William Parker received a patent from Governor Nicolls 
on May 30, 1667. On June 7, 1669, Governor Lovelace issued another patent 
to him as follows: "Whereas Serjeant William Parker belonging to his 
Ma ties garrison at Albany had heretofore a Pattent for a Lott of ground 
upon y e Hills whereupon he hath built & now dwelleth thereupon, & there 
being a small peice of ground behynde & Equall w th his Lott conteyning 
in Length about three Rod & a halfe, y e w ch lyeth wast & unmanured & 
belongeth to no perticuler person, The Comissaryes there haueing likewise 
consented to & recomended unto me y e same Know y e &c." 

2 Harmanus Burgerse was apparently a son of Burger Jorissen, the smith, 
of New York. He married Margriet Carstens, daughter of Carsten Fred- 
ericksen and Tryntje Warners. In 1704 he lived in New York. See "Bap- 
tisms in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" (N. Y. Hist. Soc. 
Collections, v. 2), under 1652, and Deeds, 5:45-46. 

3 See contract of sale of May 26, 1676, in Early Records of Albany, 1 :i27. 



56 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Nicolls of date the 30th of April 1667,' to which reference is herein 
made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lords right) and without the 
grantors' making any further pretension in the least thereto, ac- 
knowledging themselves fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforesaid Tim . Cooper, his heirs and succes- 
sors, or assigns to do with and dispose of said house and lot as he 
might do with his own patrimonal estate and effects, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against any and all persons from all 
trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore never- 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Al- 
bany on this 5th of July 1679. 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 
A. Teller Jacob Sanders: Glen 

Dirck Wessellsz In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Hendrick Bruyn to Andries Hansen Huygh for 
land at Kinderhook 

[43] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Mr Jan Heyndrik Bruyn, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over to and for the behoof of Andries 
Hanse Huygh 2 a certain piece of land lying near Kinderhoek, on the 



1 This was a confirmation of the conveyance from Sander Leendertsen Glen 
to Jan Hendricksen van Bael of August 18, 1664, for a " House & Lott of 
Ground in the Towne afores d towards the Hills having to the North Jan 
Tomassens to the South Hendrick Kupler [Kuyler] to the East and west 
the street." According to the diagrams in Munsell's Collections, 4:212, the 
lot conveyed was the second from State street, between North Pearl and 
James streets. 

2 The same as Andries Hansen Huyck; not to be confounded with Andries 
Hansen Scherp (Sharp), who bought land in Kinderhook in 1671 and 1683 
and who, like Huygh, makes his mark A H, though in a different way, 
( Huygh combining the letters in the form of a monogram and Scherp writing 
them separately. See Notarial Papers, 2:384; Wills, 1:32, 146; Deeds, 4:94, 
170; Pearson's Early Records of Albany, 1:281, 483-84; and E. A. Collier. 
History of Old Kinderhook, p. 47, 97, 99, 531. Pearson, in his Early Settlers 
of Albany, p. 15, suggests that there may have been yet a third Andries 
Hansen at Kinderhook, namely, Andries Hansen Barheit, who he thinks 
may be the same as " Andries Hanse de Sweedt, dwelling at Kinderhoek," 
in 1675. Mr Collier, p. 100, also mentions Barheit as one of the early 
settlers and moreover names Geertje (or Gerritje), daughter of Teunis 
Teunisse de Metselaer, as the wife of Scherp as well as of Barheit, without 



DEEDS 1678-I704 57 

north side of the Kinderhoek kill, beginning' at the kill on which the 
sawmill stands and stretching along said great kill to the brink of 
the hill, 1 being all the land which said Bruyn possessed on the north 
side of the great kill, specified in a patent granted to him by the late 
Governor General Francis Lovelace, dated the 9th of January 1671, 2 
by virtue of which he conveyes this and whereto reference is herein 
made; likewise a little point of b*nd, also mentioned in the aforesaid 
patent, lying on the south side of the great kill, beginning at the 
brink of the hill and extending to the little kill that runs on the inside 
of the height ; 3 and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with- 
out the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, ac- 
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, and therefore giving plcnam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforesaid Andries Hanse Huygh, his heirs 
and successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of said parcel and 
small point of land as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 



intimating, however, that they were one and the same person. As a matter 
of fact, Barheit and Scherp, in spite of the similarity in meaning of their 
names (Barheit = gruffness), were not the same person and there is no 
evidence that Andries Hansen Barheit ever lived at Kinderhook. June 8. 
1692, he sold his land on " the great flatts neer Coxhachky " to Dirk Teunise 
van Vechten and in 1699 ne is referred to as of " new yorke, yeoman." 
See Deeds, 4:20, 166, the originals of which, according to the record, were 
signed Andries Hanse Barheyt (Berheyt), in full. 

1 d'offgevalle Bergh; literally, the fallen-off hill, apparently referring to a 
hill with an abrupt descent, possibly the hill on the Kinderhook creek, two 
miles northeast of Chatham Center. 

2 No record of this patent appears in the office of the Secretary of State, 
though it is cited in the Kinderhook Patent of March 14, 1686 {Patents, 
6:154-60) and there is distinctly stated to have been "Recorded in the Secre- 
taryes Office." The description of the land, as cited in the Kinderhook 
Patent, is as follows : " A certaine Peece of Land beginning at the above 
said Land & Goeing to the bottom of the hill called Pennekees and that on 
both sides of the Creek or Kill with a small Creek on each side of the Kill 
which is Called Nackamekasuck with the Wood Land belonging to it." 
The expression " the bottom of the hill " corresponds probably to what in the 
deed above is called d'offgevalle Bergh and according to E. A. Collier, 
History of Old Kinderhook, p. 19, Pennekees (or Pennekoes) was the name 
of the hills to the east of Valatie toward Chatham Center. Evidently, the 
land conveyed by this deed was in what is known as the second allotment of 
the Kinderhook Patent. See Map of the Division of Kinderhoock, facing 
p. 76 of Collier's History; his chapter on Settlement and Land Litigation, and 
the text of the Kinderhook Patent, on p. 532-36 of the same volume. 

3 dat Cleyne killetje die binnen d'hooghte stroomt. This may refer to 
what is still known as the Kline kill, in which case the offgevalle Bergh would 
seem to be a hill to the southwest of Chatham Center. Cf. deed from 
Andries Hansen Huygh to Dirck Hendricksen Bye, Dec. 13, 1680, which 
speaks of een killetje dat uyt het Boss comt, a little kill that comes out of 
the woods. 



58 KAkl.V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right and 
nevermore to do, nor cause anything to be done, contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 8th of July [679. 

A. Teller Jan I Ikxdrick Bruyns 

Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Gerrit Herttenberch for a 
lot on Rom street and part of another lot in the rear 

[44 I Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared that he grants, 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and 
for the behoof of Gerrit Hartenbergh, a certain lot lying here in 
Albany on the hill, on Rom street, upon which said Gerrit Harden- 
bergh has built a house, adjoining westerly Jan Janse Bleeker, 
easterly Jan Byvanck, northerly the street and southerly Geert: 
Vosburgh and Omy la Grangie, in length on the east side next Jan 
Byvanck thirty-four feet and one inch, Rhineland measure ; in 
breadth, front and rear, twenty- four wood feet and on the west side 
next Jan Bleeker thirty-two feet and eight inches, Rhineland meas- 
ure ; which the grantor does by virtue of a conveyance to him given 
by Ludovicus Cobes, of date the 23d of November 1667, 1 and also 
by virtue of a patent to the grantor given by his Excellency Sir 
Edmond Andross, Knight, governor general, of date the 25th of 
March 1680, inasmuch as 15 feet, 5 inches Rhineland measure of 
the lot were conveyed by L. Cobes and the remainder up to 24 wood 
feet by virtue of the patent aforesaid; also, said Clute conveys to 
said Hardenbergh a little corner of a lot in the rear at the hindmost 
end, in breadth, front and rear, ten feet and three and a half inches, 
in length on the east side two rods and on the west side two rods 
and 2 inches, which he does by virtue of the conveyance to him 
given by Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren under the date of the 19th of 
April 1680, 2 being [part] of the lot N°. 9, to which reference is 
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without charges rest- 
ing on, or [rents, profits and emoluments] issuing out of the same 



1 See Early Records of Albany. 1 -.427. 

2 See p. 75 of this volume. The present deed is recorded out of chron- 
ologic order. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 59 

(saving the lords right) and without the grantor's making any fur- 
ther pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and 
therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Gerrit Hardenbergh, his heirs and successors, or assigns 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid premises as he might do 
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
the premises against any and all persons and to free the same from 
all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, this 20th of April 1680. 

Dirck Wessehz Johanns Clute 

A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Release from Barent Meyndertsen to Sir Edmund Andres for 
land at Schodack 

[45] On this 5th day of August, Barent Myndertse, shoemaker, 
conveyed and made over to his honor, Sir Edmond Andross, gov- 
ernor general, a certain parcel of land lying on the east side of Hud- 
son's river, near Schotax island, being a square piece, of one hundred 
and fifty rods square, containing thirty-seven morgens and three 
rods, as per patent thereof granted by his honor on the 29th of Sep- 
tember 1677, 1 all of which he now releases, acknowledging himself 
to be fully paid and satisfied for all his right and title to said lands, 
the first penny with the last, by the hand of the Receiver Ro*. Living- 
ston. Done in Albany, the 5th of August 1679. 

Barent Meyndersz 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from William Loveridge, senior, attorney for Timothy 
Cooper, to Gerrit Herttenberch for a house and lot in Albany 

[46] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr And 5 . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, William Loveridge, Sen 1 "., as attorney for Mr 



1 This patent is not on record. 



60 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Tim . Cooper, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made 
over to and for the behoof of Ger f . Hartenbergh the house and lot 
of said Cooper, standing and lying here in Albany between the house 
of Harmanus Borgertse l and Jacob Tyse van der Heyden [abut- 
ting] front and rear upon the streets, as it lies inclosed and as he 
bought it at vendue; which the grantor does by virtue of a convey- 
ance given to the aforesaid Cooper by the attorneys of Jan Hendrix 
van Bael, dated the 5th of July 1679, t0 which reference is herein 
made and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without 
the grantor in his capacity aforesaid making any further claim in 
the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and giving therefore plenam 
actionem ccssain and full power to the aforesaid Ger*. Hardenbergh, 
his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
any and all persons from all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as 
is right and furthermore nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as 
by law provided. Done in Albany, the 22d of August 1679. 
Dirck Wesschc Will: Loveridge 

A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacob Salomonsen to Pieter Bogardus for a house, lot 
and garden south of Albany 
[47] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Andries Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells. magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Jacob Salomonse, 2 who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of P r . Bogardus, a certain lot with house 
and garden standing and lying without Albany, south of the old 
fort, wdiere said Bogardus now dwells, adjoining easterly the com- 
mon wagon road on the river side, southerly, northerly and westerly 
the pasture possessed by the commander of Fort Albany, being four- 
teen rods wide in front to the east on the river side, in the rear to 



!The same as Harmanus Burgerse; see p. 55. 

2 Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Goewey." 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 6l 

the west eighteen rods, in length to the north fourteen and to the 
south twenty-four rods, which he does by virtue of a patent granted 
to his wife's former husband Thomas Janse by the Honorable Gov- 
ernor General Rich: Nicolls under date of the 9th of September 
1667, 1 and that free and unincumbered without any charges on or 
[rents] issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with- 
out the grantor's making any further pretensions in the least thereto, 
acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, giving therefore pie nam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Pieter Bogardus to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid lot, house and garden as he might do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to defend the same 
against all and every person and free the same from all trouble, 
claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore nevermore to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
27th of August 1679. 

Tis the mark X of Jacob Salomonse, 
Dirck Wessclsz made with his own hand. 

A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Jannetje, widow of Thomas Powell, to Paulus Mar- 
tensen for a house and lot in Albany 

[48] 2 Appeared before me, Ro 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Jannetje Paulussen, widow of the late Thomas 
Paulussen, 3 deceased, who declared that she granted, conveyed and 



1 This was a confirmation of the grant to Thomas Janssen of October 25, 
1653, for " a certaine lott of ground w th a house & garden lying & being in 
Albany to y e South of y e ffort & to y e North of Bever Kill bounded to y e 
East w th y e comon waggon way by y e Ryver to y e South north & west w th 
y e land in y e tenure or occupacon of him the said Thomas Jans, conteyning 
in breadth on y e East before twards y e said way fourteen Rod & behinde 
on ye west side Eighteene Rod In length on ye North fourteene & on y e 
South side four & twenty Rod." The original patent, like all other patents 
for the years 1652 and 1653, when most of the grants for land at Albany 
were issued, is missing. 

2 This document is recorded out of its proper chronologic place. 

3 This should be Thomas Powell. September 2, 1663, Thomas Powell of 



62 i:\kl.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

made over to and for the behoof of Paulus Mactense Raemmaeker 1 

a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany next to 
Domine Gideon Schaets, adjoining south and west Jurian Teunise 
Tappen, to the east and north the street, 2 in breadth in front on the 
road two rods, ten feet, in length to the north ten rods, to the south 
ten rods, eight feet and a half, in breadth to the west along the fence 
of Jurian Teunise five rods and three feet; which she, the grantor, 
does by virtue of a conveyance to her late husband from Sander 
Leendertse Glen, under date of the 26th of October 1662, to which 
reference is hereby made, and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges on, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right ) 
and without the grantor's making any further pretension in the 
least thereto, acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenum 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Paulus Mar- 
tense Raemmaeker, his heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and 
dispose of the same as he might do with his own patrimonial pos- 
sessions and effects, promising the same to warrant against any and 
all persons and free the same from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances as is right and furthermore nevermore to do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto, in any manner, under binding obli- 
gation as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 2d of August 1680. 
X. B. Has been long written but not subscribed till now. 

Dirck Wesselsz The mark X of Jannetje Paulussen 

Cornells van Dyck made with her own hand. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Herrisfort (Hertford?, Eng.) states in an affidavit that in 1641 he was a 
sergeant in Brazil under Capt. Adam Wilschut and afterwards a lieutenant 
in Capt. Claudio Messu's company. See Notarial Papers, 1 :376-77- 

1 The same as Raemaeker, or Rademaker, meaning wheelwright. 

2 bclent ten suyden & ten westeti Jurian Teunise Tappen, ten oosten en 
noorden 's heere straet. Cf. Deed from Sander Leendersen Glen to Thomas 
Powell, October 26, 1662, referred to below and translated in Early Records 
of Albany, 1 :,3i4, in which the compass directions are reversed. See also 
contract between the widow of Thomas Powell and Paulus Martensen, 
August 24, 1676, in Early Records of Albany, 1 : 133-34. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 63 

Deed from Westenhoek Indians to Dirck Wesselsen and Gerrit 
Teunissen for four flats on both sides of the Kinderhook 
creek 

[49] On this 1st of October 1679, Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr 
Gerrit Teunise 1 have bought a certain parcel of land lying at Kinder- 
hoek, in presence of the honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of 
Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtaedy, of the following Indian own- 
ers, to wit, Wieshaghcaet and his two brothers Powhyates and Max- 
inhaet and their two cousins 2 Waespacheek and Pinonak, all Wes- 
tenhoek Indians, the land consisting of four flats lying on both sides 
of the Kinderhoek kill, being about a Dutch mile from Jan Tysen's, 
whereof the two largest lie on the east side of the kill, the most 
northerly comprising about twenty-seven morgens and the other 
about fourteen morgens, and the other two flats lying on the west 
side, one comprising about twenty-five morgens and the other about 
six morgens, together with the woodland lying thereby extending to 
the high hills, the four flats aforesaid lying to the north of the land 
that Jan Bruyn bought of Pompoen 3 and south of the land of Matit 
Niminaw, for which aforesaid pieces of land with the woodland and 
the kill so far as the land extends the aforesaid owners acknowledge 
themselves fully paid and satisfied, having therefor received three 
hundred fathoms of seawan, or the value thereof in merchandise to 
their content, which aforesaid lands they as the lawful owners wholly 
grant, convey and make over to the aforesaid Dirk Wessells and 
Gert Teunise, with all the privileges, rights and prerogatives thereof, 
without their making any further pretensions in the least thereto, 
acknowledging themselves to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, promising to defend the premises 
against any and all persons and to free the same from all [50] 
trouble, claims, and incumbrances which may hereafter arise as well 
from Christians as Indians, and nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner. 



1 Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten, as shown by the mark of the present 
grantee to a deed of April 7, 1683, and that of van Vechten to his will 
dated March 8, 170", in Wills, 1:112-14. 

2 Neeffs; which may mean either nephews or cousins. 

3 't Landt dat Jan Bruyn Tan Pompoen gek*. hceft. In the patent for these 
four flats to Dirck Wesselsen and Gerrit Teunissen, dated March 25, 1680, 
the sentence reads : " the Land that Jan Bruyne De Pompoen hath bought," 
implying that Pompoen (Pumpkin) was a nickname of Jan Bruyn. This is 
not the case, however. According to E. A. Collier, History of Old Kinder- 
hook, p. 10, Pompoen was the Indian proprietor of Valatie or land to the 
east of it. See also E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographical Names, p. 58, 
and William M. Beauchamp, Aboriginal Place Names of New York, p. 48 
(New York State Museum Bulletin 108). 



64 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

In confirmation of which said natural owners have subscribed 
these in presence of Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Corn: van Dyk, 
magistrates, and Aernout Cornelise Viele, as interpreter hereto 
called. Done in Albany datum ut supra [and in presence of] the 
-Mahikan Indians Cach Part and Sagancochkan, as witnesses. 

This the mark X of WlESHACHKAET 
Marten Gertsen made with his own hand. 

Cornells van Dyck 
Arnout Corn: I r iele 



This is the mark X of Maxixhaet 
made with his own hand. 



This the mark X of This is the mark X of YVaespacheek 

Cack Patt, wit- made with his own hand. 

ness 

This is the mark X of Pouhvates 

™ . , , -v e made with his own hand. 
1 his the mark X of 

Sagancohkan, This is the mark X of Pixoxak made 

witness with his own hand. 



In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Power of attorney from the heirs of Gerrit Fredricksen Lansing 
to Jan Barentsen ten Kate and Gysbert Jansen Vermeer to 
collect their inheritance in the province of Overijsel 

[51] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Dirk Wessells and Cornelis van Dyck, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Gerrit Gerritse Lansing, Hendrick Gerritse 
Lansingh, Johannes Gerritse Lansing, Mr Ger 1 . van Slichtenhorst, 
husband and guardian of Aeltie Lansingh, Hendrik Rooseboom, 
husband and guardian of Gysbertie Lansing, and Hilletie Lansing, 
widow of the late Storm Albertse van der Ze, deceased, all citizens 
of this town of Albany, who declared in accordance with advice 
from their cousin a Jan Barentst ten Kate, dwelling at Swoll in Over 
Isell, dated the 4th of June 1679, that they constituted and appointed 



1 Neeff ; which may mean either nephew, or cousin. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 65 

their said cousin Jan Barentst ten Kate, residing at Swoll, and Gys- 
bert Janse Vermeer, residing at Hassell, where he is gasthitysm '.,' 
their attorneys, specially to demand, collect and receive in Over 
Yssell, etc., their inheritance and bequests left to them by their 
father deceased, named Gerrit Frerickse Lansing, in his lifetime 
burgher of Hassell ; of the receipts to give acquittance, to release 
from further demands and furthermore to do, transact and perform 
all that may be needful and that may seem advisable to them, promis- 
ing at all times to hold valid whatever shall be lawfully done and per- 
formed in the matter aforesaid by the aforenamed attorneys Mr Jan 
Barenst ten Kate and Mr Gysbert Janse Vermeer, without any gain- 
saying, provided that the attorneys be held upon request to make a 
proper accounting, statement and return of their transactions afore- 
said. Done in Albany in America on the 3d of October in the thirty- 
first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, 
by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
defender of the faith, Annoq: Dom : 1679. 
In the margin : 

Was subscribed : 
D: Wessells Ger t . Gerritse Lansing 

Corn: van Dyck Hend: Gerritse Laxsingii 

Joii : Gerritse Lansingh 
Ger t . van Slichtenhorst 
Hexd: Rooseboom 
Hilletie van d r . Zee 
In my presence. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Robert Story to Gerrit Lansing for a house and lot 
on the hill in Albany 
[52] Appeared before me, Ro f . Livingston, secretary of .Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyck, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Mr Robert Story, who declared that he 
grants, conveys, and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Gerrit Lansingh, his house and lot 



1 Gasthuysme ester ; meaning "hospital superintendent," and not "proprietor 
of an inn," as the translation had it. Hassell is intended for Hasselt, in 
the province of Overijsel. 



5 



66 E \KI.Y REO >K1)S ( )1- ALBANY 

standing and lying in Albany on the hill, with all that is therein fast 
by earth or nail, adjoining on the east side Claes van Rotterdam, on 
the south side said ( ierrit Lansingh and on the north and west sides 
the highway, in breadth in front on the street five and twenty feet 
and in the rear said Lansing's house, extending from the upper corner 
to the lower in a straight line along said Lansing's house, drip free. 
the width in the rear being fourteen feet less two inches, in length 
• >n the south side four rods, six feet and three inches, all as it lies 
inclosed in fence, which the grantor does by virtue of a conveyance 
to him given by -Mr Samuel Holeman of date the 29th of August 
1676, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges on or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right, and without the grantor's making any further claim in 
the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving ptenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Ger*. Lansinck. his 
heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the afore- 
said bouse and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to defend the same against all and every per- 
son and free the same from all trouble, claims and incumbrances 
which may hereafter arise, and nevermore to do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto either with or without judicial 
proceedings in any manner, under binding obligation as by law pro- 
vided. Done in Albany, on the 4th of October 1679. 

Robert Story 
Dirck IVesselsc 
Cornells ran Dyck In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Pieter Jacobsen Borsboom to Cornelis van Dyck for 
a garden outside of Albany behind the old fort 
I 53-54 wanting: 55] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secre- 
tary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., 
in the presence of the Honorable Mr And : Teller and Mr Johannes 
Provoost, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Pieter Jacobse Borsboom, 
who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, right- 
full and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Cornelis van 
Dvck a certain garden lying without the town of Albany behind the 
old fort which said Van Dyk now possesses,- adjoining southerly 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:141-42. 

2 Welke d°. van Dyk tegenivoordigh besitt. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 67 

the garden of Jan Janse Bleeker and Jan Byvanke, northerly Harme 
Vedder, westerly Jochem the baker and easterly the common lane 
(gangh), in length and breadth as the same has been possessed by 
Jan Labathee ; which he does by virtue of the conveyance to him 
given by Jan Labathe, dated the 17th of September 1669, 1 to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right) and without the grantor's making any further claim in the 
least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam ac- 
tionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Cornelis van Dyk, 
his successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid gar- 
den as he might do with his own patrimonial possessions and effects, 
promising to defend the same against all and every person and free 
it from all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right and further- 
more nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto 
in any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done 
in Albany, this 12th of December 1679. 

PlETER YACOBSEN BORSBOOM 

A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacob Jansen van Noorstrant to Hendrick Gerritsen 
van der Meulen for two lots in Albany 
[56] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Alb [any], 
colony of Rens[elaerswyk] and Schaenh[echtady], in presence of 
the Honorable And s . Teller and Corn : van Dyk, magistrates of said 
jurisdiction, Jacob Janse van Noorstrant, 2 who declared that he 



1 See conveyance in Early Records of Albany, 1 :459~6o, which covers a 
house and lot as well as the garden. The conveyance states that Labatie 
makes over the house and lot to Borsboom " by virtue of patent in the care 
of Mr. Jacob De Hinsse, of date the 3d of May, 1667." As there is no patent 
to Labatie of that date, the statement refers apparently to the patent which 
was issued on that date to De Hinse in confirmation of the conveyance to 
him by Labatie, of August 20, 1662, for which see Early Records of Albany, 
1:308.' It will be noticed that by this last mentioned conveyance — which 
must have been in the nature of a mortgage, since Labatie still had title 
to the house and lot in 1669 — the garden was reserved. 

2 Nordstrand, an island off the coast of Schleswig, opposite Husum, from 
the vicinity of which, Bredtstedt, Wittbek, Friedrichstadt, Eiderstedt and 
Dithmarschen, a number of early settlers came. In the 17th century a colony 
of Dutch farmers belonging to the Old-Catholic sect settled on the island of 
Nordstrand. Their descendants still entertain relations with Holland and 
obtain their clergymen from there. See Johan Winkler, Oud Nedcrland, 
p. 103. Friedrichstadt, on the Eider, in the same region, was founded in the. 



68 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute 
ownership to and for the behoof of Jlend: Gerritse vand 1 . Meule ' 
a certain lot lying here in Albany on which the house of Teunis 
Slingerlant and some other small houses stand, adjoining southerly 
and westerly the common road, easterly the grantor and northerly 
the Fuykse kill, in breadth on the south and north thirty feet, in 
length eight and a half rods; likewise said Jacob Janse conveys to 
said Hend : Gerritse a small parcel of ground in the rear on the kill, 
twenty-six feet in breadth and twenty-three feet in length, according 
to the survey thereof ; which he. the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent to him granted by the Right Honorable Edmund Andros. 
governor general, dated the 8th of May 1679, 2 to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and 
without the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power [to said Van der Meule] to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all per- 
sons from all lawful claims, liens and incumbrances and furthermore 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 13th of January 16 |. 

Jacob Jansen van Nordtt 
Cornells van Dyck 
A. Teller In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer to Andries Albertsen Bradt 
of his half interest in the mill on the Poesten kill 
[57] Appeared before me, Ro f . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 



17th century by Dutch Protestants known as Remonstrants, the opponents of 
the Calvinists, who were exiled on account of their faith after the synod 
of Dordrecht. It is possible therefore that some of the settlers from 
Schleswig were in reality Hollanders, and not Frisians, Danes, or Germans. 

1 Hendrick Gerritsen van der Meulen was a master tailor. See Notarial 
Papers, 1 1209. 

2 This patent, was a confirmation of a Dutch grant of April 23, 1652, for 
a lot of ground " bounded to the South by the waggon way. to the North 
by a certaine Creeke called the Fuyck Kill, to the West by a waggon path 
and to the East by the hospitall, being in length nine Rodd and in breadth 
Eight & a halfe." This lot was apparently situated upon what is now the 
northeast corner of Beaver and South Pearl streets. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 69 

the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, who declares that he 
grants, conveys and makes over as hereby he does, in true, rightful 
and absolute ownership, to and for the behoof of Andries Albertse 
Bradt a certain, the grantor's, half [interest in a] sawmill, together 
with half of the kill on which the mill stands and half of two mor- 
gens of arable land in the colony of Renselaerswyk, up the river, on 
the east bank, over against the Steenhoeck, heretofore called Poes- 
ten mill, together with the half of a right of way for a wagon along 
the hills toward Pieter Pieterse van Waggelum's to the shore, as 
it has heretofore been used ; likewise the grantor hereby fully relin- 
quishes his half interest in the tools which belong to the aforesaid 
mill, making over the same to the said And s . Albertse Bratt with 
the half of ten new saws, together with all the rights and privileges 
as he, Vyselaer, has possessed the same and they were acquired by 
him from Sweer Teunise, together with the half of what has been 
added, built and delivered to the mill since that time ; which the 
grantor does by virtue of the conveyance to him and Luycas Pieterse 
given by Sweer Teunise, dated the 25th of June 1675 ^ and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of 
the same, saving the lord's right, and without the grantor's making 
any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and there- 
fore giving full power to the aforenamed Andries Albertse Bradt, 
his heirs and successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the 
same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right, and nevermore to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either by or 
without going to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by 
law provided. Albany, the 15th of April 1680. 

This is the mark X of Jan Corn- 
Comelis van Dyck elise Vyselaer made with his own 

A. Teller hand 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 For deed from Sweer Teunissen van Velsen to Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer 
and Lucas Pietersen Coeymans, see Early Records of Albany, 1 : 117-18. 



/O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Palus Martensen to Jan Jansen Bleecker and Law- 
rence van Alen for a house and lot in Albany 
| 58 | Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr An<l\ Teller and Mr Corn: van Dyk, magis- 
trate.- of said jurisdiction, Paulus Martense Raedemaeker, 1 who 
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for tbe behoof of Mr Jan Janse Bleeker and 
Lawrence van Ale a certain house and lot, standing and lying here 
in Albany, with all that therein is fast by earth and nail, adjoining 
southerly the house of Harme Janse, northerly Geeurt Hendrix, 
easterly the street and westerly the wagon road, in breadth, front 
and rear, four rods and in length from the street to the wagon road; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him 
granted by Tennis Teunise Metselaer, of date the 30th of March 
1679, t0 which reference is herein made, and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges resting on. or issuing out of the 
same (save the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any 
further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and there- 
fore giving plenum actionem eessam and full power to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as they might do with their 
own patrimonial estates and effects, promising nevermore to 
do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
2d of March 1680. 

Poulis Marten 
Cornells van Dyck 
A. Teller 

Deed from Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel to Marten Cornelis- 
sen for one-half of Ghonankenigh island opposite Bethlehem 

[59] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Andries Teller and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Teunis Cornelise van der Poel, 2 who 
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Marten Cornelise 3 



1 Paulus Martensen, wheelwright. See note on p. 32. 

2 By his signature clearly identified wth Teunis Cornelissen Spitsenbergh, 
or Spitsbergen. See Notarial Papers, 2:269; Early Records of Albany, 1 :iig. 
334: Van Rensselaer Binder Mss, p. 846; and following notes. 

3 Professor Pearson here and in Early Records of Albany, 1:119, supplies 



DEEDS 167S-I704 '/I 

the half of a certain island by the Indians called Ghonankenigh, 1 
where said Marte now dwells, lying obliquely over against Bethle- 
hem, with all his right and interest therein as the same has be- 
longed to him ; which he does by virtue of the patent granted to 
him by the late Governor General Richard Niccols, dated the 13th 
of August 1667,- and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) 
and without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed Marte Cornelise, his 
heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the afore- 
said half island and appurtenances thereof as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands 
and incumbrances and furthermore never to do nor cause to be 
done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, on the 13th of 
March 16 ^' f ; # 

Teuxis Cornelisze van der Poel 
Cornells van Dyck 

A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



the name Van Buren, but this is apparently a mistake and should be Van 
Ysselsteyn. See Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 181, note, and Xotarial 
Papers, 1 -.36. 

1 In the patent of the 13th of August 1667. mentioned in the text, the 
island is called Constables island, which evidently corresponds to Constapel's 
island, opposite Paerde Hoeck (now Parda hook), and would seem to refer 
to what is now known as Bear island, about a mile south of Van Wie's point. 
Constapel's island was so named after Andries Herpertsen Constapel, to 
whom, jointly with Rutger Jacobsen, the island was patented on March 10, 
1661. In this patent of 1661 the island is said to be situated "about two 
[Dutch] miles below Fort Orange, obliquely opposite Bethlehem, in the 
Indian tongue called Pachonakellick otherwise Mahicanders island," which 
Ruttenber, Indian Geographical A r aines, p. 178, erroneously identifies with 
Castle island. See Early Records of Albany, 1:119; Dutch Patents, HH, 
part 2, p. 122; O'Callaghan, History of New Xetherland, 1:437: and J'an 
Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 829-30. 

2 According to this patent, Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel came into 
possession of the half of the island and one-half of the buildings, fences and 
appurtenances thereof by virtue of a judgment of the court, in satisfaction 
of a certain debt due to him from Rutger Jacobsen, since deceased. The 
other half of the island, which originally belonged to Andries Herpertsen 
Constapel, was after his death disposed of at public sale, on June 26. 1663, 
to Volckert Jansen Douw, who received a patent for it on September 6, 1667. 
July 26, 1675, Volckert Jansen entered into a contract with Pieter Winpe 
for the sale of his half interest in the island and December 13, 1677, he 
made a formal conveyance thereof. See Early Records of Albanw 1:118-19, 
169-70, 325, 333-34- 



7-' EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Johan Friese (de Vries) for 
a house and lot in Albany 

| 60 J Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc.. in presence of 

the Honorable Mr. And-. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrate- 
of said jurisdiction. Capt. Julian Clute, who declared that he grant.-. 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to 
and for the behoof of Johannes de Vries, ] burgher of this town, a 
certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, with all 
that is thereto fast by earth and nail, adjorning southerly and also 
easterly the grantor, northerly Marte Cryger and westerly the 
street, in breadth, front and rear, sixteen feet, one in h and in 
length eighty feet, wood measure, with the understanding that the 
house shall have free drip on both sides, except in front on the 
street between [it and | Marte Cryger as the houses stood at the 
time they were sold, moreover granting him, said de Yries. or his 
successors, forever the privilege of repairing the .-ewer which runs 
through the grantor's garden, without contradiction or objection 
of anyone, which the grantor does by virtue of the conveyance 
to him given by Jan Lansinck. of date the 10th of April 1670.- to 
which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges resting on. or growing out of the same ( sav- 
ing the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Johannes 
de Yries. his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to defend the same against 
any and all persons and to keep the same free from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause 
to be done anything contrary hereto, in any manner, binding him- 
self as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 27th of March, 1680. 

Johanns Clute 
Dirck Wesselsz 
A. Teller Tn m - v Presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 See his signature on p. 149. 

2 See p. 38. 



DEEDS 16/8-I7O4 7 3 

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to the elders and deacons of 
the Lutheran church for a house and lot in Albany on the 
First kill 

[61] Appeared before me, Ro 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr And\ Teller and Mr Cornells van Dyck 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Major Abraham Staas, who de- 
clared tbat be granted, conveyed and made oyer in true, rightful 
and absolute ownership to and for tbe behoof of Albert Bratt, 
Mynd 1 . Frederikse, elders, and Anthony Lespinard and Carsten 
Frederikse, deacons, of the Lutheran Church here in Albany, a 
certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, with all 
that is thereto fast by earth and nail, on the First kill, 1 adjoining 
to the south the First kill, to the north the former common path 
now owned by Mr Pretty, Ja:ob Sanders, Joh: Wendel, MvikL 
Harmense and Hend : Cuyler, to the east the common road and to 
the west a little kill, in breadth on the east side twelve rods and 
eleven feet and on the west side six rods and four feet, and in 
length on the south side twenty-one rods and one foot and on the 
north side twenty-three rods and two feet, all Rhineland measure, 
on which lot the Lutheran church now stands ; likewise the house 
for the Lutheran domine, being bought and paid for by the whole 
Lutheran congregation, to whom the same is now made over; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent to him granted 
by the late Governor Richard Niccols under date of the 25th of 
April 1667, 2 being a part of said lot, to which reference is herein 



1 The same as the Rutten kill. For location of the Lutheran church, see 
Simeon De Witt's plan of the city of Albany, 1794, reproduced in Year Book 
of the Holland Society of New York for 1904. 

2 The record of this patent reads as follows : " Richard Nicolls Esq. &c. 
Whereas there was a Patent or Groundbriefe heretofore graunted by the 
Dutch Governour Petrus Stuyvesant unto Cap 1 . Abraham Staets for a certain 
Lott of Ground where his House stands lying in Beverwick Albany neer 
the Fort abutting on the west to the Lott belonging to Rut Jacobsen there 
being a path between both of five foot breadth off from the s d Path west- 
ward its in breadth six Rod & two foot Southward it conteynes eighteen 
Rod westward to his small Creek or Kill five and twenty Rod & from the 
s d Creek to the first small creeke its in breadth eight Rod. Together with 
another Lott of Ground and Garden abutting on the North to the Lott of 
Ruyter Hendricks, on the west to the way, on the East to the Garden 
belonging to M r Renselaer, & on the south to Aryaen Ilpendamconteyning 
in breadth five Rod and in length seaven Rod lying as it were in a square 
which s d Patent or Groundbriefe graunted as afores d beares date the 25 
day of Octob. 1653. And whereas there is also another Garden adjoyning on 
the south to Adriaen Gerritsen on the North to the Lott of Anneke Bogardus 
on the East to M r Renselaers, and on the west to the way conteyning in 
breadth fifteen Rod & in length seaven Rod which s d Garden hath been 
heretofore purchased by the s a Cap 4 . Abraham Staets. Now for a Con- 
firmacon &c. The Patent is dated the 25 th . Apr : 1667." 



74 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or growing out of the same (saving the lord's right), ac- 
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, giving therefore plenum actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed persons in their capacity as [mem- 
bers of the] consistory of the Lutheran church, being for the use 
of the whole church, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as they might do with their own patrimonial estates and ef- 
fects, promising to defend the same against any and all persons and 
to free the same from all future trouble, claims and incumbrances 
and furthermore nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything con- 
trary hereto in any manner, binding himself as by law therefor 
provided. Done in Albany, the 29th of March 1680. 

Abram Staas 
Cornells van Dyck 
A. Tel la- 
in my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston. Secretary 

Deed from Jacob Lokermans to Reyer Schermerhorn, husband 
and guardian of Ariaentje Arents, widow of Elmer Otten, for 
a house and lot on the hill in Albany 

[62] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk YVessells, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Jacob Lokermans, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren, hus- 
band and guardian of Ariaentie Arents, late widow of Elmer Otte, 1 
deceased, a certain house and lot standing and lying on the hill here 
in Albany, being Xo. 9, in breadth in front two rods and eleven 
inches and in the rear two rods ; in length on the south side six 
rods, one foot, nine inches and on the north five rods, ten feet, eight 
inches long; bounded north by Ryer Jacobse aforesaid and Jan 
Cloete, easterly by ( .eertruy Yosburgh, southerly by Omay La 
( .rangie and westerly by the street; which the grantor does by vir- 
tue of a patent to him granted by His Excellency Sir Edmond An- 
dros, Knight, governor general, etc., of date the 25th of March 



1 In Notarial Papers, 1 1446, he signs his name as a witness to a power of 
attorney of July 19, 1664, " Helmerich Otten," and is referred to in the text 
as " Helmert Otten van Isens." Judging from his distinctly Frisian name, 
Isens probably stands for Esens. in East Friesland. and not for Essen, as 
Professor Pearson suggests in his First Settlers of Albany. 



DEEDS 1 678-1 7O4 7 '5 

1680, 1 to which reference is here made ; and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges on, or growing out of the same (saving 
the lord's right), and without the grantor's making any further claim 
in the least thereto, since he acknowledges that he is fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving there- 
fore plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid 
Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren, successor of Elmer Otte, de- 
ceased, his heirs and successors, or assigns to do therewith and 
dispose thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances, and 
further nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, this 17th cf April 1680. 

Jacob Lokermans 
Dirck Wesselsz 
A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Reyer Schermerhorn to Capt. Johannes Clute for the 
house and lot described in preceding deed (not executed) 

[63] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And 3 . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Johan Cloete a certain 
house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, being 
lot No. 9, breadth in front two rods and eleven inches and in the 
rear two rods, length on the south side six rods, one foot nine inches 
and on the north five rods, ten feet and eight inches ; bounded north 
by Ryer Jacobse aforesaid and Jan Cloete, easterly by Geertruy 
Vosburgh, southerly by Omy La Grangie and westerly by the street ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance granted him 



1 The only record of a patent of that date to Jacob Lokermans is for a 
lot of exactly the same dimensions as that conveyed by the present deed, but 
which is described as lot no. 11 and as " having on the north side Helmer Otte 
and Jan Clute on the East side Gertruy Vosburgh on the South side Omy 
La Grande and on the west side the High streete According to the Returne 
of the Towne Surveyo r ." According to this patent, the lot was purchased by 
Lokermans at public sale and conveyed to him by the commissaries. 



-(> EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

by Jacob Lokermans, of date the 17th of April 1680, to which refer- 
ences is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges on, or growing out of the same (saving the lord's right) 
and without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, since he acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving plenum 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Capt. Jan Cloete, 
his heirs, successors, or assigns therewith to do and to dispose thereof 
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promis- 
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all law- 
ful claims, demands and incumbrances and further nevermore to 
do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 
19th of April 1680. 

[Not signed by the grantor] 
Dirck Wesschz 
A. Teller 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Jansen Bleecker for a 
house and lot on the hill in Albany 

[64] Appeared before me, Rok Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Sohaenhechtade, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr And\ Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of 
said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared that he grants, 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to 
and for the behoof of Air Jan Bleeker a certain house and lot stand- 
ing and lying here in Albany on the hill, bounded westerly by Ryer 
Jacobse Shermerhooren, easterly by the house that heretofore Ger*. 
Hardenburgh owned, southerly by the lot heretofore owned by 
Jacob Lokermans and northerly by the street; length on the west 
side two rods, ten feet, three inches, in front on the street one rod. 
ten feet and nine inches, breadth in the rear one rod, ten feet and 
six inches, length on east side three rods, all Rhineland measure; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent to him granted 
by His Excellency Sir Edmond Andross, knight, governor general, 
of date the 25th of March 1680; likewise said Cloet conveys 
to Mr Jan Bleeker aforesaid a small corner of a lot that adjoins to 
the rear of said lot, in breadth one rod, ten feet and six inches and 
the south end one rod, nine feet and two inches, length east and west 
six feet less three inches, likewise Rhineland measure; which he 
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Ryer Jacobse 



DEEDS 1678-I704 J"/ 

Shermerhooren, of date the 19th of April 1680, to which reference is 
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
on, or growing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and 
without the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, 
acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenain actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Jan Janse Bleeker, his heirs and 
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and further neither to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
2 1st of April 1680. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Dirck Wesselsc 
A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro: Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Juriaen Jansen Groenwout 
for a house and lot in Albany on the hill 

[65] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady. etc., in the presence 
of the Honorable Mr Andries Teller and Mr Dirk W'essells, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Johan Cloet, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Juriaen Janse Groenwout, 1 a certain 
house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, with all 
that is thereto fast by earth and nail, bounded northerly and west- 
erly 2 by Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren, southerly by Omy La 
Grangie and westerly by the street , both sides of the house and lot 
drip free ; in length thirty-eight wood feet and nine inches as well 
on the south side as on the north side, to wit, the house and lot 



1 For account of Juriaen Jansen Groenwout, see Early Records of Albany, 
1 :\22, note. He died shortly before June 5, 1683, when Pieter Bogardus, 
husband of Groenwout's stepdaughter Wyntje Cornells, obtained letters of 
administration on his estate, Bogardus having proved to the satisfaction of 
the court that it was Groenwout's desire that Wyntje Cornelis should be his 
sole heir, to the exclusion of relatives in Holland. See Proceedings of 
Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, p. 414. In Notarial Papers, 1 :2oq, he is called 
Juriaen Jansz van Groenwout. There are a number of places by the name 
of Groenwout, or Groenewoud, in the Netherlands. 

2 This should be : easterly. 



78 I \l<l "> RECORDS 1 M- ALBANY 

alike, breadth in the rear as in front; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance made to him by Ryer Jacobse Shermer- 
hooren, of date the 9th of April [680, to which reference is herein 
made; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or 
growing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the 
grantor's making any further claims thereto, acknowledging himself 
to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 
giving therefore plenum actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Juria[e]n Janse Groenwout, his heirs and successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by 
law provided. Done in Albany, this 21st of April 1680. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Dirck JVesselsc 
A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Gerrit Herttenberch to Jan Byvanck for a house and 
lot at Albany on the hill 
[66] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Shaenhechtady and in presence of the 
Honorable Air And*. Teller and Mr Cornelis van Dyck, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Mr Gerrit Hartenbergh, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership 
to and for the behoof of Mr Jan Byvanck a certain house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, with all that is fast by 
earth or nail, bounded westerly by Jan Janse Bleeker, easterly by 
Jan Byvank aforesaid, northerly by the street [Maiden Lane] and 
southerly by Geertruy Vosburgh and Omy La Grangie ; length on 
the east side near the house of said Byvank thirty-four feet and one 
inch Rhineland measure and breadth front and rear twenty-four 
wood feet, on the west side next Jan Bleeker thirty-two feet and 
eight inches Rhineland measure ; likewise a small corner of lot behind 
the rear end, breadth front and rear ten feet, three and a half inches, 
on the east side two rods long, on the west side two rods and two 
inches long; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance 
to him made by Capt. Jan Cloete, of date the 20th of April 1680, to 



DEEDS I67H-I/O4 79 

which reference is herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges on, or growing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further claim in 
the least to the same, acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan Byvank, his 
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as 
he might do with his own patrimonial effects and estate, promising 
to defend the same against all persons and free the same from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances, as is right, and further nevermore 
to do nor cause to be done anything contrary thereto in any manner, 
binding himself as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 21st of 
April 1680. 

Gerit Herttenberch 
Dirck IV ess else 
Cornells van Dyck 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond and mortgage of Gerrit Teunissen to the patroon of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck with satisfaction of mortgage by 
Maria van Rensselaer 

[67] On this 27th of April 1680 appeared before me, Robert 
Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and 
Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wes- 
sells and Johannes Provoost, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Mr 
Gerrit Teunise, 1 who acknowledged that he was well and truly in- 
debted and in arrears to the patroon of the colony of Renselaers- 
wyck, or order, in the quantity of nine hundred and twenty-seven 
skipples of wheat, growing out of rent due for the farm, on which he 
dwelt, which sum of 927 skipples of wheat the subscriber promises to 
pay within the time of eighteen months, to wit, the just third part, 
being three hundred and nine skipples of wheat, within the time of 
the next six months, the second payment, also a just third part, 
within six months thereafter, that is before April 1681, and the third 
or last payment in October 1681 ; and if the subscriber fail to make 
the two last payments, then he shall pay interest on the same at 6 per 
cent reckoned from April and October 1681 ; for the full perform- 
ance of which the subscriber specially binds his land lying behind 



1 By this mark identified with Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten ; see Notarial 
Papers, 2:56, 58. 



8o EARLY RE< I IRDS I IF ALBANY 

the farm on which he dwelt, according to the patent thereof granted 
him by lhs honor Edmond Andross, dated the 29th of September 
[677 ; ] likewise his house and barn, and the appurtenances thereof, 
together with his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany without craft or 
guile, dated as above. 

This is the mark X of Gerrit 
Teunise, made with his own hand. 
Dirck II 'ess else 
Johannes Provoost 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

On this nth day of July 1683, Madam Maria van Renselaer, 
as attorney for Mr Steph: van Cortlandt, director of the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck. acknowledges that she is fully paid for the afore- 
said note of indebtedness of Ger 1 . Teunise in the sum of nine hun- 
dred and twenty-seven skipples of wheat with the interest thereon : 
releasing him from all claims from the beginning of the world to 
this date, which attests, 

Maria van Rensslaer 
As witness : 

/. Becker 

Bond and mortgage of Geertruy Vosburgh to Maritje Loker- 
mans, widow of Pieter van Alen, and the guardians of the 
latter's children 

[68] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady. etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn: van Dyk, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Geertruy Vosburgh, who declared 
that she is honestly and truly indebteded and in arrears to Maritie 
Lokermans. late widow of P r . van Ale. deceased, and now wife of 
Ger 4 . van Ness, and to Mr And\ Teller and Mr Lawrence van 
Ale. guardians of the children left by P r . van Ale, deceased, in the 



1 This patent was for a piece of upland and swamp lying to the southward 
of Albany laid out by order of the governor for " Lieuten* Garritt Tunniss. 
in consideracon of his severall Services with y e Indians. & p'ticularly being 
Imployed and sent out During y e late troubles." The land is described as 
running from the great kill easterly toward the hills 72 rods, which seems 
to indicate that it was situated on the Normans kill. 



deeds i 678-1 704 Si 

sum of nine hundred and twenty guilders in beavers, to be paid in 
good, merchantable winter wheat, beavers price, growing out of the 
purchase of the farm at Kinderhoek where she now lives ; likewise 
the sum of one hundred and ten guilders, eight stivers in beavers, 
to be paid also in wheat as above, for interest due on the aforemen- 
tioned principal sum; which sum of 920 guilders in beavers and 
fi. no; 8 beavers, Geertruy Vosburgh aforesaid promises to pay in 
the time of two years beginning last February, with interest on the 
aforesaid principal sum of fl. 920 at 6 per cent, for which she binds 
and specially mortgages her house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany on the hill, on the south side of Luycas d' Backer and to the 
north of the house and lot of the widow of Arent van den Bergh, 
together with her orchard lying on the Pleyn (Plain) on the road to 
the old fort, over against the garden of Mr W m . Teller, likewise her 
person and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing 
excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts, 
tribunals and judges; moreover Geertruy aforesaid promises to pay 
all costs of the sellout, secretary and court messenger occasioned 
hereby up to this date. Done in Albany without craft or guile, this 
27th of April 1680. 

This is the mark X of Geertruy 
Dirck Wcsselsz Vosburgh, made with her own 

Cornells van Dyck hand. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Bond of Sander Sandersen Glen and Jacob Sandersen Glen to 
Nicolaes de Meyer, with satisfaction by Lidia de Meyer 
[69] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the hereinafter named witnesses, Sander Sandertse Glen with his 
brother Jacob Sandertse Glen, both sons of Alexander Glen, who 
declared themselves to be honestly and truly indebted and in ar- 
rears to Mons : Nicolaes d'Meyer, trader at N : York, in the quan- 
tity of seventy-two good, merchantable beaver skins, reckoned at 
eight guilders apiece and which shall weigh five quarter Dutch 
pounds each, for merchandise received by their father aforesaid, 
as is to be seen by a mortgage dated the 5th of April 1677, which 
they jointly and severally agree to pay as their own debt, the sub- 
scribers promising to pay the said sum of y2 beavers to said Mons : 
6 



82 



KAKLY RECORDS (>!■■ ALBANY 



D'Meyer or order within the time of six following years, commen- 
cing to-day, viz, every year in the month of July a just sixth part, 
win h is twelve beavers, for which they hind their respective per- 
sons and estates, real and personal, nothing excepted, submitting 
the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, 
as security for the recovery of the sum (if need he) without costs 
or loss. Done in Albany, the 30th day of April 1680. X.B The 
last twelve beavers shall be paid in two payments, viz, six beavers 
in July [685 and the last six heavers in July 1686. 

Sander Glen 
Jacob Sanders Glen 
Testes : 

Dirck JVesselsc 
Johannes Would 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

I, the undersigned Madam Lidia d'Meyer, wife of and attorney 
for my husband Mr Nicolaus d'Meyer, acknowledge and declare 
that I have received from the widow of Jacob Sanders Glenn the 
final balance of the seventy-two beavers mentioned in the above 
obligation given by her late husband and Sander Glen, and I release 
her and her heirs from all further claims.. 

In witness whereof she has subscribed this with her own hand 
in Albany, the 6th of August 1686. 

Liedya d'Meyer 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Assignment by Nicolaes de Meyer to Sander Sandersen Glen and 
Jacob Sandersen Glen of their father's mortgage 
[70 1 Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in the pres- 
ence of the hereinafter named witnesses, Mons. Nicolaes d'Meyer, 
trader, residing in N : York, who declared that he hereby assigns 
and makes over to Sander and Jacob Sandertse Glen, sons of 
Alexander Glenn, his right and title to a certain mortgage or 
bond ] in the sum of twenty beavers executed in his favor by 
their father aforesaid on the 5th of April 1677, whereby his house 



1 Schepenkennisse; i. e. a bond or obligation under the hands and seals 
of two schepens, before whom the debtor appeared. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 83 

and lot and land and three slaves were engaged, which bond with 
the sum therein comprehended is hereby transferred to them, with 
full power to demand, collect and receive the same at their 
pleasure, as though the same were executed specially in their favor, 
hereby renouncing all the righ" and claim which he, Meyer, has had 
to this day, in consideration of the fact that Sander and Jacob 
Sandertse Glen aforesaid have undertaken to pay the same as 
their own debt, as per obligation executed this day, wherewith he 
holds himself content, so that they will have to recover the amount 
from their father by virtue of the aforesaid mortgage, which is 
hereby delivered to them. In confirmation of which Mons. Meyer 
aforesaid subscribes this with his own hand, without craft or guile, 
in the presence of Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Johannes Wendel, 
called as witnesses hereto. Done in Albany, this 30th of April 1680. 

N. D. Meyer 
Dirck ll^essclsz 
Johannes U^cndcl 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

N.B. I, the undersigned, declare that the bond executed by 
Alexand: Glen on the 5th of April 1677 to me, covers the entire 
balance of all the accounts, obligations, etc. outstanding between 
him and me from the beginning; likewise that I have no further 
claims against said Alex: Glen to the date hereof; releasing him 
from all claims as far as I am personally concerned. Albany, the 
30th of April 1680. 

N. D. Meyer 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Johannes Wendel 

Bond and mortgage of Gerrit Claes, alias Culis, to Marten 
Cregier 

[71] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhe.htady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk WesselK 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Gerrit Claes, 1 commonly called 
Culis, who declared himself to be honestly and truly indebted and 



1 Professor Pearson here supplies " Van Vranken? " Cf. Early Records of 
Albany, 1 :8o (note) and also p. 476 of the same volume, where the name 
is given as " Gerrit Claese Kulernan," which according to the index as well 
as the original text. Deeds, 2:791, should be "Kulernan." In Proceedings of 
Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, p. 658, the name is written as above: " Ger*. 
Claese Culis." 



84 EARLY RE< I IRDS OF ALBANY 

111 arrears to Mr Marte Cryger in the sum of one hundred and 
thirty guilders, eight stivers in beavers and one hundred and four- 
teen guilders, five stivers seawan ; moreover eighteen skipples of 
oats on account of a bull; which aforesaid sums of h\ i3o:[8] 
beavers, fl. 114: 5 seawan and 18 skipples of oats, the subscriber 
promises to pay to Mr Cryger aforesaid in the month of January 
next i'iS',', without further delay, in good, merchantable winter 
wheat at market price; therefor binding specially a certain piece 
of land lying at Canastagioene on the flat (vlakte) of Jan Cloet, 
containing ten morgens, where he now dwells, together with his' 
tattle, to wit, four milch cows, three draught horses, that is two 
mares and one gelding with two colts, and generally his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 
submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges. 

Done in Albany this 7th of May 1680. 

This is the mark X of Ger t . Claese 
Culis, made with his own hand. 
Dirck Wesselsz 
A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro : Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the Indians to Arnout Cornelissen Viele for three 
flats on the east side of the Hudson river, opposite Dans- 
kamer 

[72] On this 15th day of June 1680 the following Highland 
Indians appeared before Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes 
Provoost, magistrates of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and 
Shaenhechtady, viz, Kashekan alias Calkoen, Waspacheek alias 
Spek and Pillippuwas, owners and proprietors of a certain parcel of 
land lying on the east side of Hudson's river, over against the 
Danskamer, 1 having authority from a certain Indian named 
Awannis who has an interest therein, as is attested by two Saka- 
makers, who declare that they give and present to Arnout Cornelise 
Viele the aforenamed parcel of land as a free gift, consisting of 
three flats (vlaktens) through which a certain kill runs, one flat 
containing about twenty-five morgens on the north side of the kill 
and the other two flats lying on the south side containing about 



1 Literally, " the Dance chamber " ; a cove in the north part of the town 
of Newburgh. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 



85 



twelve morgens each, together with the kill named Wynachkee on 
which the land lies, stretching from the river to the second falls 
called Matapan, being about three English miles in length; likewise 
the woodland thereto belonging for a range for cattle or other- 
wise, about two English miles northward and an English mile 
southward from said land, along the river side, and landward as 
far as the second falls hereinbefore specified ; together with two 
little kills, one lying in the woodland to the north called Paka- 
keincq which runs into the river, and the other also to the south, 1 
being a little kill which flows into the great kill; which aforesaid 
parcels of land with the kills, falls, woodland and appurtenances 
thereof the rightful owners aforesaid grant, convey and make over 
to and for the behoof of Aernout Corn : Yiele, with all the privi- 
leges, rights and prerogatives thereof, without their making any 
further claim whatever thereto, acknowledging that they have 
given the same out of divers considerations as a free gift to the 
aforesaid Aernout, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all claims and demands, whether from 
Indians or Christians, and nevermore to do nor cause anything to 
be done contrary hereto in any manner. Thus done and delivered 
in Albany, being interpreted by Gabriel Thomson on the date above 
written, which they with their own hands have subscribed. 



Dirck Wesselsz 
Johannes Provoost 

This is the mark X of 
U nan naiiia pake as wit- 
ness, being Sakamaker 
of the Highland, made 
with his own hand. 

This is the mark X of 
Paqueiarent, made 
with his own hand. 

Gabriel! Tomasen 



This the mark X of Calkoen, made 

with his own hand. 
This is the mark X of Spek, made 

with his own hand. 
This is the mark X of Pillipuwas. 



In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston 



d'andcre mede ten Zuyden. 



OO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract between Robert Sanders and Johannes Wendel for the 
sale of Sanders's farm on the east side of the Hudson river 
[ 73 1 On this 28th day of June 1680 appeared before me, 
Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyk 
and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the afternamed witnesses, 
Robert Sanders of the one side and Johannes Wendell of the 
other side, who declared that in love and friendship they had 
agreed and contracted with each other about the purchase of his, 
Ro 1 . Sander's, farm lying on the east side of Hudson's river, 
obliquely over against the farm of 'Anth°. van Shayk, commonly 
called Steen Arabia, 1 viz: 

First, Rob 1 . Sanders acknowledges that he has sold and 
Johannes Wendel that he has bought of him the aforesaid farm 
with all its appurtenances, as well arable land, woodland as 
meadow land (vleylant), and also Walvissen Island, 2 together 
with the fences, house, barn, ricks, orchard, horses, cattle, hogs, 
farm implements, household furniture and all that is fast by earth 
or nail, belonging to him, Ro : Sanders, the seller, in particular, it 
being well understood that whatever the present lessee has there 
does not belong thereto, he, Ro : Sanders, having sold only his own 
entire interest in the farm which he has by virtue of the convey- 
ance and patent thereof. 

The seller shall deliver the aforesaid farm to the buyer on the 
first of July of this year 1680 and on the last payment make a 
perfect conveyance and deliver up the patent thereof, with the 
understanding that the seller shall receive the rent for this current 
year to May 1681. 

For which farm and its appurtenances the aforesaid Johannes 
Wendel promises to pay to the aforenamed Rob*. Sanders the num- 
ber of three hundred good, merchantable beaver skins, in three 
payments, to wit, the first payment, a just third part, being one 
hundred beavers, on the first of July 1681, the second payment, a 
just third part, being one hundred beavers, on the first of July 
1682, and the third or last payment, likewise one hundred beavers, 
on the first of July 1683. Wherewith the contracting parties 
acknowledge themselves to be content, binding herefor their 
respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of 
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany in presence 



1 Stone Arabia. 

2 Walvisch, or Whale island ; see p. 27. 



DEEDS 16/8-1704 87 

of Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Mynd*. Harmense as witnesses 
hereto called, the 28th of June 1680. 

Robert Sandersz 
Johannes Wendel 
Dirck JJ'essels:: 
Meyndert Harmensz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Salomonsen for a lot in 
Albany 

[74] Appeared before me, Ro f . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Jan Salomonse 1 a certain lot lying 
here in Albany, bounded south and east by Annetje Everts, north 
by Roeloff Gerritse, formerly Jacques Tysen, and west the street, 
breadth in front on the street thirty wood feet and length to the lot 
of Annetje Everts formerly belonging to Mr Renselaer, where the 
mill stood ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent 
granted him by the late Governor Richard Nicolls, of date the nth 
of April 1667, 2 to which reference is herein made, and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of 
the same, saving the lord's right, without his making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowedging himself to be fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan 
Salomonse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and 
further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, this 2d of July 1680. 

Dirck Wcssclsz Johanns Clute 

Cornelis van Dyck 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Jan Salomonsen Goewey. 

2 The record of this patent seems to he missing. 



N s EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Omy La Grange for the 

remainder of lot No. 9 in Albany 
I 75] Appeared before me. Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc.. in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornells van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Johan Cloete, who declared that he 
had granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Omy La Grangie a certain 
small parcel of land lying here in Albany on the hill, being the re- 
mainder of lot No. 9 which was conveyed to Jan Cloet aforesaid 
by Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren. there having been conveyed out 
of the same to Jurian Groenwout as much as the width of his house 
with a drip on both sides, the house being one board in width, so 
that to Omy is conveyed the remainder of the width of the lot 
aforesaid and thirty-six wood feet in length, on which lot a part of 
Qmy's new house stands ; which he. the grantor, does by virtue of 
the conveyance granted to him by Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren, of 
date the 19th of April 1680, and that free and unincumbered with- 
out any charges resting on, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further claim 
in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore plena m 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Omy La Grangie. 
his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid small piece of land as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
to be done anything contrary hereto, binding himself as by law 
provided. Done in Albany, the 2d July 1680. 

Dirck Wesselsz Johanns Clute 

Cornells van Dyck 

In my presence, 

Ro T , Livingston, Secretary 

Contract between Jan Conell and William Loveridge for the 
sale of a farm in Catskill formerly belonging to Harmen 
Gansevoort 

[76] On this 26th day of July 1680 appeared before me. Ro*. 
Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyk, etc.. in 
presence of the afternamed witnesses, Jan Conel of the one side and 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 89 

W m . Loveridge, hatter, of the other side, who declared that they 
had in love and friendship agreed and contracted in respect to the 
purchase of his, Jan Condi's, farm lying in Catskill, which formerly 
belonged to Harme Gansevoort, in the manner following: 

First, Jan Conel acknowledges that he has sold and W m . Love- 
ridge, senior, that he has bought of him his, Jan Condi's, farm 
lying at Catskill, with all the appurtenances thereof as he bought 
the same from Harme Gansevoort, with arable land, woodland, fenc- 
ing, house, barn, ricks, seven horses, four cows, two young cattle 
and the calves there, hogs, farm tools and everything that belongs 
to Jan Conel in particular, nothing ex epted, save his household 
furniture. 

The seller made delivery of said farm with all his interest therein 
to the buyer last Thursday, excepting the grain now in field which 
does not belong to him but to his father-in-law, the lessee, who is 
bound to leave thirty skipples of good winter wheat in the ground 
after harvest ; the seller is holden on the last payment to give a per- 
fect conveyance and to deliver over therewith the patent. 

For which farm and the appurtenances thereof the aforenamed 
W m . Loveridge promises to pay to the aforenamed Jan Condi the 
number of three hundred good, merchantable beaver skins, and a 
beaver hat, in the following manner, to wit, to Harme Gansevoort 
all the pay which is still coming to him from the seller on account 
of the aforesaid farm and to Geertney Barents thirteen beavers and 
the remainder of the three hundred beavers at once in goods to his 
satisfaction. Wherewith the contracting parties are mutually 
content, binding their respective persons and estates, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to 
the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 

Done in Albany, this 27th of July 1680. 
Testes: John Conell 

Isaack Verplanckcn Will: Loueridge 

Christopher Skayffe 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



(JO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Samuel Wilson to Harmen Gansevoort for a lot in 
Albany behind Wilson's house 

[77] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Sehaenhechtady, etc.. in the presence 
of the afternamed magistrates, Mr And\ Teller and Mr Corn: van 
Dyk. the worthy Mr Sam'. Wilson, who declared that he grants, 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and 
for the behoof of Harme < iansevoort. brewer, a certain portion of a 
lot lying behind his. Wilson's, house, being the hindmost portion of 
his lot. bounded westerly by him. the grantor, easterly by the high 
way. northerly by the aforesaid ( ihansevoort and southerly by Jan 
van Loon ; in breadth east and west twenty-three feet, and in length 
on the south side eight rods, four feet and a half and on the north 
eight rods and four feet, Rhineland measure, likewise Mr Wilson 
grants said Harme Gansevoort three and a half feet on the north 
side of his lot for a gate, in breadth and length 3! feet : which he. 
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given by Mr 
And\ Teller, dated the 9th of June 1677, J to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) and with- 
out the grantor's making any further claim whatsoever thereto, ac- 
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, giving therefore plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Harme Gansevoort to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to 
law and further nevermore to do or cause to be done anything 
contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, this 2d of August 1680. 

Cornells van Dyck Samell Wollson 

A. Teller 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 : 155. The term dinars hitys quoted in 
that and preceding deeds would seems to imply that the house of Jurian 
Janse Groenwout was of the farmhouse type and had the shape of a T, the 
barn or stable in the rear being set at right angles to the front of the house. 
See J. H. Gallee, Hct bocrenhuis in Nederland ev cijn bczconcrs, p. 59. 



DEEDS 1678-1704 91 

Deed from Volkert Jansen Douw to Gerrit Banker for a lot on 
the south side of the Fuyck kill 
[78] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis- 
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Volkert Janse Dow, 1 who declared 
that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Gerrit Banker a certain 
lot lying here in Albany on the south side of the Fuykse kill, 2 behind 
the lot of said Banker, being in breadth, in front, four rods and 
two feet and in the rear, on the common road, four rods ; in length 
on the east and west eight rods and further to the Fuyckse kill of 
the same breadth, leaving a common road between both lots as wide 
as the magistrates shall see fit ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue 
of the patent granted to him by the late Governor General Rich : 
Nicolls, dated the 4th of May 1667, 3 to which reference is herein 
made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the 
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledg- 
ing that he has been fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, giving therefore plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Gerrit Banker to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all per- 
sons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right and 
further nevermore to do or cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, this nth of August 1680. 

Corn, van Dyck Voixkartt Jansz Douw 

A. Teller 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Volkert Jansen Douw is given in Pearson, Early Settlers of Albany, 
p. 43, as from Frederickstadt, and in Talcott, Genealogical Notes of New 
York and Nezv England Families, p. 64, as from Leeuwarden. In the record 
of a commission as lieutenant granted to him November 1, 1667 (Patents, 
1664-1667, p. 169, New York State Library) he is called " Volchert Jans van 
Stapelholme." Stapelholm is the name of the district east of Friedrichstadt 
on the Eider, in Schleswig, so that Pearson is right. Volkert Jansen married 
Dorothea Jans, from Bredstedt, likewise in Schleswig. For history of 
Friedrichstadt, see F. Pont, Friedrichstadt an der Eider, 1913. 

2 The same as the Fuyck kill or Rutten kill. 

3 This was a confirmation of the Dutch patent of April 23, 1652, "for a 
certain Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany abutting to the north 



0/2 EARLY RE< < »RDS I IF ALBANY 

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to Teunis Cornelissen and 
Harmen Lievese for a house and lot in Albany 

[79] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk, and in the presence of the Honorable Mr 
And s . Teller and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magistrates of said juris- 
diction, the Honorable Major Abraham Staas, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship tn and for the behoof of Teunis Cornelise d 'metselaer (mason) 
and Harme Lievese a certain house and lot standing and lying here 
in Albany on the hill, abutting to the east on the common lane at 
Capt. S[c]huyler's, to the west on Mr Rich: Pretyt, to the north on 
the Lutheran churchyard, and to the south on the public street; 1 in 
breadth, front and rear, twenty-eight feet and seven inches, in 
length on the east ninety-two feet and four inches, on the west one 
hundred and three feet and a half, all Rhineland measure ; which 
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to him by the 
late Governor General Francis Lovelace, of date the 30th of August 
[671, to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav- 
ing the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and sat- 
isfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore full 
power to the aforenamed Teunis Cornelise, mason, and Harme 
Lievese. or their heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as they might do with their 
own patrimonial estates and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do or cause to 



to the Creeke or Kill called the ffuycke Kill, to the south on the Common 
Highway, to the west the Hills, and to the East Anthony de Hooges. As 
also a Garden lying to the north of Herman Bastiaensen, & to the South of 
\V m . Bout stretching from the waggonway to the path by the River, con- 
teyning in length eleaven Rod and in breadth four Rod & two foot." 

1 " belendende ten oostett d'gemcenc gang by Cap 1 Shuyler ten westen m T 
Rich: Pretty, ten noorden d'Luy terse kcrkhoff & ten suyden 's heeren 
Stract." This description is wrong and should read: ten suyden d'Luyterse 
kerkhoff & ten noorden 's heeren Stract, bounded on the south by the 
Lutheran churchyard and on the north by the street. The property was 
located on the southwest corner of State and Pearl streets, the common 
lane by Captain Schuyler's referring to what is now South Pearl street, 
which was widened at different times. Abraham Staets also owned the lot 
on the southeast corner of State and Pearl streets, which extended in the 
rear across the present Norton street, as is still indicated by the peculiar 
jog in the sidewalk on the south side of that street. Somewhere in the lane 
between the two pieces of property Captain Schuyler had a small Indian 
trading house. The patent of August 30, 1671. mentioned in the deed, is 
not of record. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 93 

be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, on the nth of July 1680. 

Abram Staas 
Cornells van Dyck 
A. Teller In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond of Symon Schouten to Geertruy Barents for purchase 
money of horses and farm tools 

I 80] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Air And s . Teller and Air Dirk Wessells. magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Symon Schouten, who declared himself to be 
honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Geertruy Barents, 
wife of Lange Jacob, 1 in the quantity of twenty-two good, whole, 
merchantable beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, being 
for horses and farm tools, which he to his content has received from 
her; which sum of 22 beavers the subscriber promises to pay to 
Geertruy Barents, or her attorney, in the month of February Anno 
Domini 16 §$; for which payment he specially binds his six horses, 
viz, two stallions and four mares, and generally his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, sub- 
mitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and 
judges. 

Done in Albany, on this 16th of August 1680. 

Dirck Wesselsz The mark X of Symon Shoute, made 

A. Teller with his own hand. 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Geertruy Barents, attorney for her husband Jacob 
Hevick, to Sweer Teunissen van Velsen for a house, barn and 
five lots of land on Lubberde land 

[81-82 wanting; 83] Appeared before me, Ro f . Livingston, 
secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, 
etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr And s . Teller and Mr Dirk 



1 Long, or tall Jacob, referring to Jacob Hevick, or Gevick ; see next 
document and Early Records of Albany, 1:311- 



94 E \kl.Y REO tRDS OF ALBANY 

Wessells, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Geertruy Barents, hav- 
ing power of attorney from her husband Jacob Hevick, who de- 
clared that she granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Sweer Teunise van 

Velsen 1 her house and barn together with five lots (Looten) of 
land lying on Lubberde land,- as the same lie fenced, and as she 
has possessed the same, lying northwardly of the lot of Ger 1 . 
Swart and to the south of the lot of Ysbrant Eldersen ; in breadth 
on the civer side twenty-six rods and three feet and on the west 
[east ?| side of the same breadth and in length from the river to 
the wagon road ; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
conveyance granted to her by Dirk Hesselingh :i and him. Sweer 
Teunise, etc., to which reference is herein made; all which she 
does in accordance with her contract made under date of the 5th 
of December 1679 [stipulating] that he, Sweer Teunise, would 
properly provide her husband Jacob Hevick with food and clothing 
so long as he lives and then honorably bury him; in consideration 
whereof the lots of land and house, etc. are transferred to him 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing 
out of the same ( saving the lord's right) and without her, the 
grantor's, making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging herself to be paid and satisfied therefor (in consideration 
aforesaid), the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenum 
actionem eessam, and full power to the aforenamed Sweer 
Teunise van Velsen, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with 
and dispose of the said house, barn and five lots of land as he 
might do with his patrimonial estate and effects, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do or cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding herself as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 1st of September 1680. 

Dirck JJ^esselsc The mark X of Geertruy Barents, 

A. Teller made with her own hand. 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 In Notarial Papers, 1 1435, he is called Sweer Teunissen van Westbroeck. 
He probably came from what is known as Velser-Westbroek, the western 
part of the polder Velserbroek, north of Haarlem, in the province of North 
Holland. 

2 Now part of Troy, N. Y. 

3 See Early Records of Albany, 1:118. The agreement with Van Velsen, 
September 5, 1679, is apparently not recorded. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 95 

Deed from Ludovicus Cobes to David Schuyler for a house and 
lot on the hill in Albany 

[84] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady and in presence of 
the Honorable Mr And 5 . Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Mr Ludovicus Cobes, schout of Schaenhech- 
tady, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of P 1 '. Davitse 
Schuyler his house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on 
the hill, bounded easterly by Jan Janse Ouderkerk, and westerly 
by Jeronimus Wendel, northerly by Ger*. Hartenbergh and south- 
erly by the street ; in breadth in front on the street one rod and 
nine feet, in which is included the half of a common alley; in the 
rear one rod ten and a half feet; length easterly and westerly six 
rods less three inches ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of 
conveyance given to him by Capt. Johan Cloete, of date the 8th of 
May 1679, 1 being a part of what is described in a patent granted 
to Capt. J. Cloet by the late Governor General Rich: Nicolls, of 
date the 1st of April 1667, 2 to which reference is herein made; and 
that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issu- 
ing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the 
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed P r . Davitse Schuyler to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do or cause 
to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 25th of August 1680. 

Ludovicus Cobes 
Dirck Wesselsz 
A. Teller In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 See p. 46. The house stood on the north side of State street apparently 
between North Pearl and Tames streets. 

2 There is no record of this patent. The date may be a mistake for the 
nth of April 1667; see p. 87. 



96 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Dirck Wesselsen and Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten 
to Dirck Hendricksen Bye for a piece of land on Kinderhook 
creek 

[85 j Appeared before me, Ro r . Livingston, secretary of Albany. 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, mag- 
istrates of said jurisdiction, Mr Dirk YVessells and Mr Ger 1 . 
Teunise who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over 
in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof 
of Dirk Heyndrix Bye alias d'Sweedt 3 a certain little piece of land 
or flat (vlaktentje) lying on the Kinderhoek kill, next the flat 
which P r . Yosburgh bought of said grantors, lying on the west 
side of said kill ; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the 
1 latent granted to them by the Honorable Sir Edmond Andross, 
knight, governor general, of date the 15th of April 16S0, to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, with- 
out any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right) and without the grantors' making any further claim 
in the least thereto, acknowledging themselves to be paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Dirk Heyndrix 
Bye to do with and dispose of the aforesaid little flat as he might 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law, and further nevermore 
to do or cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding themselves as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 
13th of December 1680. 

Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornells van Dyck The mark X of Gerrit Teunisse 

J oh: Provoost van Vechten, made with his own 

hand. 

In my presence. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Dirck Hendrick?en Eve. the Swede. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 97 

Deed from Andries Hansen Huygh to Dirck Hendricksen Bye 
for land at Kinderhook 

[86] Appeared before me, Ro 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of- Rensselaerswyk and Schaenhe:htady, in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Andries Hanse Huyg, who 
declared that he grants, conveys, and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Dirk Heyndrix Bye 
a certain piece of land lying on the north side of the Kinderhoek 
kill, bounded easterly by land of said grantor and westerly by a 
little kill that comes out of the woods, northerly by the common 
woods and southerly by the Kinderhoek kill, which piece of land 
contains about ten morgens ; in like manner he conveys to said 
Dirk Heyndrix four morgens of woodland lying to the north of 
their homesteads, which is a just third part of twelve morgens of 
woodland, the other two-thirds of which belong to him, Andries 
Hanse and P r . Bosie, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
conveyance given to him by Jan Heyndrik Bruyn, of date the 
8th of July 1679, to which reference is herein made, and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's mak- 
ing any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging himself 
to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 
therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Dirk Heyndrix Bye to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid two parcels of land as he might do with his own patri- 
monial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances 
according to law and further nevermore to do or cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself as by law 
provided. Done in Albany on the 13th of December 1680. 
Cornells Van Dyck The mark X of Andries Hanse, 

J oh: Provoost made with his own hand. 

In my presence, 

.Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Andries Hansen Huygh to Andries Jacobsen Garde- 
nier for land at Kinderhook 
[87] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady and in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Andries Hanse Huyg, who 
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Andries Jacobse 
Gardinier, a certain parcel of land lying on the north side of the 
Kinderhoek kill, west of the clay pit, stretching east and west 
along the great kill within the thicket to between the pine woods 
and the oak woods, his lowermost fence extending to the great 
kill, 1 which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance given 
to him by Jan Heyndrik Bruyn under date of the 8th of July 1679, 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving 
the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Andries 
Jacobse Gardenier, his heirs, successors, or assigns, to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid parcel of land as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law, and further nevermore to do or cause 
to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding him- 
self as by law provided. Done in Albany, on the 13th of December 
1680. 

The mark X of And s . Hanse, made 
Cornells vanDyck with his own hand. 

J oh: Provoost In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 ten westen van d'Cley Cuyl streckende oost & west langs d'groote kill 
binnen d'Creupelboss, tot tuschen 't grecne Boss & d'Eyke boss zyn bene- 
dcnste heyning streckende tot in d'groote kill. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 99 

Bond and mortgage of Elizabeth de Linde, widow of Cornelis 
Teunissen Swart, to the deacons of the Reformed Church at 
Albany, with discharge of the bond 

[88] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, Elisabeth d'Linde, widow of the late Cornelise Teunise 
Swart, who declared herself to be honestly and truly indebted and 
in arrears to the honorable diaconate of the Reformed Church here 
in this town in the sum of four hundred and fifty-four guilders, sea- 
wan, for money loaned and to her content received, which sum of 
454 gl. seawan she promises to pay to the said diaconate at the first 
opportunity, whereto she specially binds her land lying at Shinnech- 
tady, being lot N°. 10 between Symon d'Backer and Jan van Eps, 
and generally her person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany on the 3d of 
January i6§-$. 

LELSEBETH DELENDT 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

The foregoing obligation is thankfully paid by Jacob Meuse 
Vromen in heavy pieces of 8, agio at 9! per cent, to our full satis- 
faction. Witness our hands, in Albany, this 26. of February i68|. 
Deacon, Pieter Schuyler 
Deacon, Albert Ryckman 

Deed from William Parker to Jan Conell for a lot at Albany on 
the hill 

[89] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Schaenhechtade, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr W m . Parker, who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the. behoof of Jan Conell, burgher of 
•this place, a certain lot lying here in Albany on the hill, between 
the house of Mr Dirk Wessells and the house of Dirk Albertse and 
Arent van den Bergh, deceased, now in possession of John Gilbert, 
on which lot he, John Conell, has built a house ; in breadth in front 
on the street eighteen feet, one inch, to the south bounded by Arent 



100 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

van den Bergh five rods and one foot long, to the north on Dirk 
Wessells five rods and one foot long, and to the west bounded by 
R : Gardiner eighteen feet broad, all Rhineland measure ; which he, 
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by 
W m . Nottingham, deceased, of Kingston, of date the 6th of April 
1679, t0 which reference is herein made, being a part of lot N°. 9 
granted by the late Governor General R : Nicolls to said Notting- 
ham ; 1 and that free and unincumbered, without any charges resting 
on, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with- 
out the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, 
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssam and 
full power to the aforenamed Jan Conel to do with and dispose of 
the said lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and 
possessions, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to 
law and further nevermore to do or cause anything to be done 
contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. Done in Albany, this nth of January i6|9. 

Wm : Parker 

Deed from William Parker to Dirck Wesselsen and Jacob San- 
dersen Glen for a lot at Albany on the hill 
[90] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Mr W m . Parker, court messenger 
here, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Dirk Wes- 
sells and Jacob Sanderse Glen a certain portion of a lot lying in 
Albany on the hill, bounded south by Jan Conell, north by Wynant 
Gerritse, west by R: Garner and east by the street ; breadth in front 
on the street eighteen feet and one inch, in the rear eighteen feet, 
length on the south side five rods and one foot, and on north five 



1 This patent reads as follows: "Richard Nicolls Esq &c: Whereas there 
are certain new Lotts of Ground lately layd out at Alhany uppermost towards 
the Hills of which the Lott N°: 9 conteyns in breadth forty five foot and 
in length six Rod. Know ye that by virtue of the Commission unto mee 
given by his R : H s : I have given, & graunted. & by these p'nts doe give, 
Ratifye, confirme, & graunt unto \V m : Nottingham his Heires, & Assignes 
th'afore recited Lott of Ground N° : 9 afores d . The Patent is dated the 
30th day of May 1667." The lot was on the west side of North Pearl street, 
north of Maiden Lane. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 IO 1 

rods and one foot, all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by W m . Nottingham of 
Kingston, of date the 6th of April 1679, to which reference is herein 
made, being a part of lot N°. 9 by the late Governor General Rich : 
Nicolls granted by patent to said Nottingham, under date of the 
30th of May 1667, 1 and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right) and without the grantor's making any further claim what- 
soever thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem ccssam and full power to the aforenamed Mr Dirk Wes- 
sells and Jacob Sanderse Glen, their heirs, successors, or assigns, 
to do with and dispose of the same as they might do with their 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands 
and incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, this nth of January 
16 .$;.. 

„ ,. „ , Wm : Parker 

Cornells van Uyck 

Johannes Provoost 

Deed from Jan Conell to Andries Teller for a lot at Albany on 
the hill 

[91] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, John Conell, who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Mr And s . Teller, burgher of this town, 
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the 
hill, between the house of Mr Dirk Wessells and the house of Dirk 
Albertse Bratt and Arent van den Bergh, deceased, being in breadth 
in front on the street eighteen feet and one inch, southerly bounded 
by Arent van Den Bergh, deceased, in length five rods and one foot, 
and westerly eighteen feet in breadth, bounded by Rob : Gardinier, 
all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
conveyance given to him, by W m . Parker, of date the nth of Janu- 
ary 168 J, to which reference is herein made, being a part of lot 



1 See note to preceding document. 



iu ~ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

N°. 9 granted by the late General Rich: Nicolls to W m . Notting- 
ham ; j and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) and 
without the grantors making any further claim in the least thereto, 
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Mr Andries Teller to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and incum- 
brances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything 
contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. Done in Albany, this 7th of February 168 \. 
Cornells van Dyck John Conell 

Johannes Provoost 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Hendrick Gerritsen van der Meulen to Pieter 
Meussen Vrooman for a house and lot in Albany 

[92] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, megis- 
trates of the said jurisdiction, Hendrick Gerritse van d r . Muele, who 
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of P r . Meuse- Vrooman, 2 
master carpenter, a certain house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany over against the house of Willem Ketelhuyse, with all that 
is fast by earth and nail, abutting on the north [side] of the lot of 
Jacob Staes, on the south [side] of the house of Jannetie Pauls, on 
the west [side] of the lot of Jacob van Noorstrant and on the east 
[side] of the street, 3 being in breadth in front on the street 



1 See note on p. 100. 

2 Pieter, the son of " Meus " (Bartholomeus) Vrooman. 

3 The Dutch description reads : bclendende ten noorden van hct Erff van 
Jacob Stacs, & ten suyden van't huys van Jannetie Pauls, & ten westen 
van't Erff van Jacob van Noorstrant en ten Oosten van's heere straet, which 
Professor Pearson, disregarding the proposition van, translates: "bounded 
northerly by the lot of Jacob Staes southerly by the house of Jannetie Pauls, 
westerly by the lot of Jacob van Noorstrant and easterly by the street." 
On comparing this description, however, with that in the deed from Jacob 
Jansen van Noorstrant, 13 Jan. i6^> to which the present deed refers, it 
seems evident that the lot was on the east side of what is now South Pearl 
street, so that the translation should read " abutting on the north [side] of 
the lot of Jacob Staes, etc." as in the text. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 IO3 

fourteen feet and four inches and in the rear fourteen feet, in length 
fifty-three feet, all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Jacob Janse van Noor- 
strant, of date the 13th of January i6||, to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and 
without the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, 
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed P r . Meuse, his heirs, successors, or 
assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he 
might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all lawful 
claims, demands and incumbrances and further nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, bind- 
ing himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, this 8th 
of February 168 . 

By order of Hend: Gerritse van d r 
Cornells van Dyck Meule who gave me authority to write 

Dirck Wesselss the above conveyance. 

Rob t . Livingston 



Deed from Pieter Meussen Vrooman to Robert Gardiner for a 
house and lot in Albany described in preceding deed 

[93] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornel : van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Meuse Vroman, master car- 
penter, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Rob 1 . Gardi- 
ner, soldier of the garrison here, a certain house and lot standing 
and lying here in Albany, over against the house of W m . Ketelhuyse, 
bounded by and to the north of the lot of Jacob Staets, south of 
the house of Jannetie Pauls, west of the lot of Jacob van Noorstrant 
and east of the street, being in breadth in front on the street four- 
teen feet and four inches and in the rear fourteen feet and in length 
fifty-three feet, all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Hendrik Gerritse van 
der Meule, of date the 8th of February Anno 168?, to which refer- 
ence is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any 



104 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

charges thereon, or issuing out of the same ( save the lord's right) 
and without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem ccssam 
and full power to the aforenamed Robert Gardiner, his heirs, suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and further never- 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 14th of February 1685. 

PlETER MEESEN VROOMAN 

Com el is fan Dyck 

Dirck Wesselsz In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Robert Gardiner to the administrators of the estate 
of James Penniman for a house and lot described in preceding 
deed 

[94] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Rob*. Gardiner, soldier of the garri- 
son of this town, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
the constables of Albany, in their capacity as curators of the estate 
of James Penniman, deceased, a certain house and lot standing and 
lying here in Albany, over against the house of W m . Ketelhuyse, 
bounded by and to the north of the lot of Jacob Staas, south the 
house of Jannetie Pawles, west of the lot of Jacob Janse van Noor- 
strant and east of the street, being in breadth in front on the street 
14 feet four inches, and in the rear fourteen feet, and in length fifty- 
three feet, all Rhineland measure; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance given to him by Pieter Meuse Vrooman, 
master carpenter, of date the 14th of February 168?, to which 
reference is herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's 
right) and without the grantor's making any further claim in the 
least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied there- 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 IO5 

for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the curators of said estate of James Penni- 
man, deceased, to do with and dispose of the said house and lot as 
they might do with any other goods and effects belonging to said 
estate, promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons 
from all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 15th of February 168?. 

Cornells van Dyck Robert Gardner 

Dirck Wesselsc 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the administrators of the estate of James Penniman 
to Jean Rosie for a house and lot described in preceding deed 

[95] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, the constables of Albany in the 
capacity of curators of the estate of James Penniman, deceased, who 
declared that by virtue of letters of administration to them granted 
by the court, they grant, convey, and make over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jean Rosie, burgher 
of this town, a certain house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany upon the street where W m . Ketelhuyse now dwells, bounded 
by and to the north of the lot of Jacob Staes, south of the house of 
Jannetie Pauls, west of the lot of Jacob Jansen van Noorstrant 
and east of the street, being in breadth in front on the street four- 
teen feet four inches and in the rear fourteen feet, and in length 
fifty-three feet, all Rhineland measure; which they, the aforenamed 
grantors, in the capacity aforesaid, do by virtue of the conveyance 
given to them by Robert Gardiner, of date the 15th of February 
168 ", to which reference is herein made; and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
( save the lord's right) and without the grantors' making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging themselves to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Jean Rosie, 
his heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial 



106 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and 
further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, on the 16th of February \()X\ . 

Johannes Wexdel 
Coniclis -ran Dyck Jacob Sand: Glen 

Dirck Wcssclsz Gerret Lansinck 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

[96] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhectadie, etc.. in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Air Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Mr W m . Parker, who declared that 
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Robert Gardiner, soldier of the gar- 
rison in this town, a certain portion of a lot lying here in Albany 
on the hill, behind the house of the grantee, abutting on the west 
[side] of the house of And 8 . Teller, the house of D'Wessells and 
Jacob Sanders, and the house of Jan Gilbert, on the east of said R: 
Gardiner, on the north of Dirk Albertse Bratt, and on the south of 
the town fence ; J in length, east and west eleven feet and in breadth 
south and north forty-five feet ; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance given to him by W m . Nottingham, of date 
the 6th of April 1679, being a part of lot N°. 9 granted by the late 
Governor General Rich : Nicolls to said Nottingham, to which refer- 
ence is herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) 
and without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 



1 The Dutch description reads: Belendcndc ten westen van't huys van 
And". Tetter, etc., which as in many similar cases, with disregard of the 
preposition van, was translated by Professor Pearson as " bounded west by 
the house of And*. Teller." etc' The reference to the patent to William 
Nottingham (see p. 100, note) seems to make it clear, however, that the 
lot was located somewhere to the west of the present North Pearl street, 
so that it could not be bounded south by the town fence, but must have 
been on the south of said fence, hence, that the preposition van must be 
duly taken into account and the translation made to read as above. It is 
no doubt due to mistakes of this kind that Professor Pearson in the preface 
to his Diagrams, in Munsell's Collections, 4:184, was forced to make the 
statement that there were several gaps in Broadway " which no ingenuity 
of the compiler could fill, and several lots will be found so imperfectlv 
described in the records, that he has to confess his inability to locate them." 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 107 

thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed R : Gardiner to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid portion of a lot as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and 
incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to 
be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as 
by law provided. Done in Albany, on the 14th of February 168$. 
Cornells van Dyck Wm : Parker 

Dirck Wesselsc 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Quittance of the children of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick by 
his first wife Geertje Brants for their portions of their father's 
estate 

[97] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Geertje van Schayk, wife of Johannes 
Lansingh, Sybrant van Schayk and Anth . van Schayk, children of 
Goose Gerritse, deceased, procreated by his first wife Geertje 
Brants, who declared that they were fully paid and satisfied by the 
hand of Annetje van Schayk, widow of the late Goose Gerritse van 
Shayk, for their patrimonial or father's estate, having in considera- 
tion of said paternal inheritance received payment for the farm 
sold to Anth . van Shayk aforesaid, which was sold for five hundred 
and fifty beavers, of which the widow aforenamed takes one hun- 
dred beavers, the three children by the first wife aforenamed having 
received the remaining four hundred and fifty beavers, or "each one 
hundred and fifty beavers for his share, wherewith they consider 
themselves fully satisfied for their aforesaid claims upon their 
father's estate (having formerly received their mother's estate) ; 
releasing the aforenamed widow, Annetje van Schayk, her heirs and 
successors from all claims and demands on account of their father's 
and mother's estates, renouncing all interest therein and acknowl- 
edging that they have received full payment and satisfaction to their 
perfect content from Annetje van Shayk aforenamed and promis- 
ing and engaging hereby not to trouble either the said Annetje van 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Schayk. or her heirs or assigns, in respect to their father's and 
mother's estates, for which they bind their persons and estates, real 
and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the 
same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
Done in Albany, on the 3d of March [68°. 

Geertien Lansin 
Dirck Wessehz Sybrant van Schaick 

J oh: Provoost Antony van Schaick 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Annetje, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick to 
Anthony van Schaick (incomplete) 
[98] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in the pres- 
ence of the Honorable Air Dirk Wessells and Air Johannes Pro- 
voost, magistrates of the same jurisdiction. Annetie van Schayk, 
widow of the late Goose Gerritse van Schayk, deceased, who de- 
clared that she grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Anthonie van Schayk, son 
by the first wife of Goose Gerritse, deceased, aforenamed, three 
parcels of land described in a certain patent . . . [the rest 
wanting] . 

Contract of sale between Anthony van Schaick and Sybrant van 
Schaic and Pieter Schuyler for land at Half Moon 

[99] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of 
the afternamed witnesses, Anth°. van Schayk of the one side and 
Sybrant van Schayk and P r . Phillipse Schuyler of the other side who 
declared that in all love and friendship they had contracted and 
agreed with each other in manner following, viz : 

Anth". van Schayk acknowledges that he has sold, and Sybrant 
van Shayk and P r . Shuyler aforesaid that they have bought of said 
Anth°. a parcel of meadow land (vlye Lants) lying in the Halve 
Alaen. 1 between the kill which separates the lands of Jan Jacobse 2 



1 Half Moon, in Saratoga county, about 15 miles north of Albany. 

2 Jan Jacobsen van Xoortstrant ; see contract of sale between him and 
Annetje Lievens. widow of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick, in Early Records 
of Albany. 1 :i56-57- 



DEEDS I 6/8- I /O4 lOQ 

and Roeloff Gerritse 1 and the Modder kill, 2 having to the west the 
common woods and to the east the fence of Jan van Ness, Harme 
Lievese, Barent Albertse Bratt and Geurt Hendrix ; a together with 
the woodland lying between the two aforenamed kills for a range 
for their cattle and that of other persons dwelling there and also free 
range for their cattle in the woods westwards and northwards ; 
always with this stipulation and reservation that the aforenamed Jan 
van Ness, Harme Lievese, Barent Albertse Bratt and Geurt Heyn- 
drickse shall have free range in the woods for their cattle, according 
to their contract of purchase [of the land] sold to them by Anetie 
Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse, deceased, so that they, the pur- 
chasers, can claim no more than what lies between the two aforesaid 
kills (with the range for cattle) ; for which marsh land and privi- 
leges aforenamed Zybrant van Schayk and Pieter Schuyler, promise 
to pay to Anth°. van Shayk the quantity of seventy-five good, whole, 
merchantable beavers skins, to be paid within the two next follow- 
ing years from this date ; wherewith the contracting parties acknowl- 
edge themselves to be well satisfied, binding for the performance 
hereof their respective persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the 
authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany, 
on the 3d of March 168 ]. 

Antony van Schaick 
Comclis van Dyck Sybrant van Schaick 

Dirck JVesselsc Pieter Schuyler 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingstox. Secretary 

Deed from Cornelis van Dyck, attorney for Nicolaes de Meyer, 
to Philip de Forest for a house and lot in Albany 

[100] Appeared before me Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, Mr Cornelis van Dyk, in the capacity of 
attorney for Capt. Nicolaus d' Meyer, trader at N : York, who de- 
clared that by order of the aforenamed D' Meyer, he grants, conveys 
and makes over to and for the behoof of Phillip d' Vooreest 4 a cer- 
tain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, on the slope of 



1 Roeloff Gerritsen van der Werken, according to Professor Pearson. 

2 Modder kill; literally Mud kill, now called Mudder kill, between the 
towns of Waterford and Half Moon. 

3 Geurt Hendricksen van Schoonhoven. 

4 The same as Philip de Foreest, or de Forest. 



IIO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the hill (aen't hangen rant Geberghte) between the houses of Mr 
Abr : van Tricht and Johannes Witthart, with all that thereon is fast 
by earth and nail, in length to the lot of Isaac Verplanck, formerly 
belonging to Capt. Baker and in breadth as it was built upon on the 
south side, according to the contract of sale and conveyance from 
the magistrates here to J: Coster van Aken of date the^th July 
1667 ; 1 besides a foot and a half toward the west side of a common 
alley of three feet next to Abr: van Tricht and on the north side 
half as wide as it was bought of the magistrates, inasmuch as the 
remaining width and length thereof was sold by Jan Coster to W m . 
Teller and is now possessed by Van Tricht. and furthermore in 
every way and shape as it was possessed by Dirk Hesselingh, which 
said house and lot he bought from Jan van Ake, as shown by con- 
tract of sale of ?,' ( | June 1668, but said Dirk Hesseling failing in 
payment, Jan Coster van Ake conveyed the title to Mr Xicolaas 
d'Meyer, as is set forth more at large in the instrument executed 
at Utrecht on the 28th of March 1672 and also in that of the 13th 
of August 1671, both written by the notary public Nicolaes van 
Vechten ; besides Dirk Hesselings has annulled the purchase of the 
aforesaid house, renouncing his claim thereto as per instrument 
thereof dated the 24th of December 1678. Therefore, Mr Cornells 
van Dyk, in the capacity aforesaid, conveys the said house and lot 
to the aforenamed Phillip de Foreest, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
( saving the lord's right), without his (in the capacity aforenamed) 
making any claims thereto, acknowledging himself to be fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem ccssam and full power to the aforenamed Phillip 
de Foreest to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as 
he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
(in the capacity aforenamed) nevermore to do or cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, on the 3d of March 168°. 

CORXELIS VAN DYCK 

Dirck W ess else 
Jan Jans Bleccker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Neither tnis contract of sale, nor that of {% June 1668, seems to be 
recorded. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 III 

Bond and mortgage of Philip de Forest to Nicolaes de Meyer 

[101] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Philip d' Foreest. master 
cooper, burgher of this town, who declared that he was honestly and 
truly indebted and in arrears to Mr Nicolaes d' Meyer, trader at 
N : York, in the quantity of ninety-four good, whole beavers at 
eight guilders apiece, being for a house and lot bought of said 
D' Meyer standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, where the 
subscriber dwells ; which sum of ninety-four beavers the subscriber 
promises to pay to Mr d' Meyer or to his attorney, Mr Cornelis 
van Dyk, who now makes requisition for this paper, or their order, 
in manner following: a just third part the middle of August next, 
a just third part the middle of August a year thereafter and the 
last third part the middle of August A°. 1683, on the express condi- 
tion that the buyer each time payment is due must promptly pay off 
ten beavers in good merchantable winter wheat at six skipples a 
beaver, to be delivered free in Albany, or in good merchantable 
Long Island winter wheat at five skipples a beaver to be delivered 
free in N : York, the beavers also to be delivered here ; for which 
payment of ninety-four beavers as above provided the subscriber 
hereby gives a mortgage on the aforesaid house and lot to him con- 
veyed yesterday, binding the same specially for said payment to said 
Mr Nic: d' Meyer, his heirs and successors, and generally his person 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 
submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges, to secure the payment without loss or cost. Done in 
Albany without craft or guile, this 4th of March A . Dom : i68 T . 
Dirck Wesselsz Philip de Foreest 

Johannes Provoost 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Geertruy Hieronimus, widow of Jochim Wessels, 
baker, to the constables, administrators of the estate of James 
Penniman, for a house and lot in Albany 

[102] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerwyk and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Geertruy Hieronimus, widow 



112 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of the late Jochim Wessels Becker, 1 administratrix of the latter':? 
estate, who declared that she grants, conveys and makes over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the hehoof of the con- 
stables of this town, in the capacity of administrators of the estate 
of the late James Penniman, a certain house and lot. standing and 
lying here in Albany on the hill, abutting on the north [ side J of the 
house of Dirk Albertse Bratt, on the south of the town fence, 
on the east the street and on the west a certain parcel of land 
conveyed by W m . Parker to R l . Gardiner, the present possessor of 
the said house ; 2 being in length on the south and north sides three 
rods and two feet, breadth in front and rear twenty-one feet and 
a half: which she. the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted 
to her deceased husband by Sir Edmond Andross, knight, gov- 
ernor general, of date the 7th of July 1679. and that free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(save the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging herself to be fully paid 
and satisfied therefor by the hands of James Penniman, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the constables in their capacity aforesaid to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as they might do with 
any other property of said estate, they paying such charges and 
taxes upon said house and lot as have already been imposed by 
the governor in his patent or as may be imposed by any other gov- 
ernor who may come after him. promising further nevermore to 
do or cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, 
under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, on 
the 8th of March 16S 1 ; . 

The mark X of Geertruy Hieronimus, 
Cornells van Dyck made with her own hand. 

Dirck Wessclsz In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston. Secretary 



1 Thus in the original: intended for Jochim Wessels Backer, i.e., Jochim 
Wesselsen, the baker. 

2 The original description reads: Bclendcnde ten noorden van't huys van 
Dirk Albertse Bratt, & ten suyden van stats hcyningen, & ten oosten van- 
's heeren stract &■ ten westeen seker stukje Erffs getransporteert door }]'>". 
Parker aen R f . Gardiner tegenii'oordige posscsscur van gemclden huys. 
Professor Pearson translates this in his usual way " bounded northerly by 
the house of Dirk Albertse Bratt and on the south by the town fence, on the 
east by the street and on the west by a certain part of lot conveyed to R l . 
Gardiner (its present possessor) by \Y m . Parker." The latter part of this 
translation is correct as the lot was on the west side of the present North 
Pearl street, but the first part should read as in the text. It will be noticed 
that in the Dutch description the word van does not occur after ten westen, 
though by mistake, it seems, it is used after ten oosten. 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 113 

Deed from the constables of Albany, administrators of the estate 
of James Penniman, to Robert Gardiner for a house and lot 
described in preceding deed 

[103] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaersvvyk and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Pro- 
voost, magistrates of said jurisdiction, the constables of Albany, 
in the capacity of administrators of the estate of the late James 
Penniman, who declared that they grant, convey and make over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Robert 
Gardiner, soldier in the garrison here, a certain house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, to the north of the 
house of Dirk Albertse Bratt, now belonging to Mr W m . Parker, and 
to the south of the town fence, bounded easterly by the street and 
westerly by a certain portion of lot conveyed by W m . Parker to 
said R: Gardiner, being in length on the south and north sides 
three rods and two feet, and in breadth front and rear twenty-one 
feet and a half ; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of a con- 
veyance made to them yesterday by Geertruy Hieronimus, widow 
of Jochim Wessellse Becker 1 and administratrix of said estate, 
and that free and unin:umbered, without any charges thereon or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the 
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging themselves to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Rob 1 . Gardiner to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, he paying such charges and taxes 
as are already imposed by the governor in the patent or as any other 
governor after him shall impose upon said house and lot, promis- 
ing further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law 
provided. Done in Albany, on the 9th of March 168?. 

Johannes Wendel 
Dirck Wesselsz Jacob Sand: Glen 

Johannes Provoost Gerret Lansinck 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Jochim Wesselsen, baker. 



114 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from the administrators of the estate of the late Madam 
Corlaer (van Curler) to Jacob ten Eyck and Isaac Verplank 
for a parcel of land outside the north gate of Albany 
[104] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Air Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr Cornelis van Dyck and 
Mr Johannes Provoost, administrators of the estate of Madam 
Corlaers, 1 deceased, who declared that they grant, convey and make 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof 
of Jacob ten Eyck and Isaac Verplank, shoemakers, a certain 
parcel of land lying without the north gate of Albany to the north 
of Mews Hoogeboom, taking its beginning to the north of the 
point of the kill 2 and stretching lengthwise to the pond (vyver), 
being seventeen rods and nine feet long and in front on the high- 
way and in the rear also three rods wide, which they are using at 
present for a tannery : which they, the grantors, do by virtue of 
the patent granted to them by the Honorable Sir Edmund Andross, 
knight, governor general, under date of the 25th of March i68o, :; 
and that free and unincumbered without any charges thereon or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantors' making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging themselves to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Jacob ten Eyck and Isaack Verplank, 
their heirs or successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid parcel of land as they might do with their own patri- 
monial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 



1 Anthonia Slachboom, or Slaghboom, the widow of Arent van Curler. 
See Van Rensselaer Bou-ier Mss, p. 817. 

2 Vossen, or Fox. kill. 

3 This is apparently the patent which is recorded in Patents, 1666-1679, 
v. a. pt 2, p. 97, in the Xew York State Library, as follows : "A Pattent for 
a piece of Land at Albany granted unto William Beackman &c. S r . Edmund 
Andros Kn*. &c Whereas there is a certaine piece of Land Lying without 
the North port of Albany for the which Arent van Curler deceased had a 
pattent or Groundbrief from the Dutch Governour Petrus Stuyvesant as 
by the Record thereof dated Aprill the 23 d 1659 doth appeare the same being 
therein described to bee to the North of Reverts Elberts along the Innerway 
in breadth twelve Rod and westward into the woods fourty foure Rod 
running behind to nothinge to the which Arent van Curler afores d . made 
purchase of some addicon a Survey being taken It's found to bee in all as 
followeth (vizt) in breadth behind Mees Hooghboomes alongst the way 
Sixteen Rod and on the River side twelve Rod In Length from the Highway 
to the River as well South as North thirty foure Rod as by the Returne of 
the measure thereof doth and may Appeare Know yee &c Dated the 25 th . 
of March 1680." " Port " stands for Dutch Poort, meaning " gate." 



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 115 

same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and in- 
cumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 10th of March 168?. 

CORNELIS VAN DYCK 

Dirck Wesselsz Johannes Provoost 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the administrators of the estate of the late Madam 
Corlaer (van Curler) to Cornelis van Schelluyne for a parcel 
of land outside the north gate of Albany 

[105] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr 
Johannes Provoost, administrators of the estate of Madam Corlaers, 
deceased, who declared that they grant, convey and make over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Cornelis 
Van Shelluyne, shoemaker, a certain parcel of land lying without 
the north gate of Albany to the east of the highway, beginning at 
the bounds and limits of the colony of Renselaerswyk and stretching 
hitherwards into the limits of Albany thirty feet, being also thirty 
feet long, abutting on the west side of the lot belonging to the said 
estate; all of which he bought of Madam Corlaer and says he paid 
her for the same; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the 
patent granted to them by the Honorable Sir Edmond Andross, 
knight, governor general, of date the 25th of March 1680 1 ; and 
that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issu- 
ing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantors 
making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging them- 
selves to be paid and satisfied therefor, therefore giving plenam ac- 
tionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Cornel: van 
Shelluyne, shoemaker, his heirs, successors, or assigns to use the 
aforesaid lot as a tannery or to dispose thereof as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 



See note to preceding document. 



Il6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances, and further, nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as 
by law provided. Done in Albany, the ioth of March i6S','. 

Cornelis van Dyck 
Dirck U'csselsc Johannes Provoost 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob 1 . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacob ten Eyck and Isaack Verplanck to Jeronimus 
Wendel for a parcel of land outside the north gate of Albany 
[106] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerwyk and Shaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleeker. magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Ten Eyk and 
Isaack Verplank, shoemakers, who declared that they grant, con- 
vey and make oyer in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Jeronymus Wendell, shoemaker, a certain parcel of a 
lot lying without the north gate of Albany behind Mens Hooge- 
boom's, abutting on the east side of the grantors', on the west side 
of the former pond, on the north side of Mews Hoogeboom and 
on the south side of the land belonging to the estate of the late 
Madam Corlaer; 1 in length seven rods and eight feet and in 
breadth one rod, on this condition that he shall have a free passage 
way of three feet and a half across the grantors' lot from the 
common road to his tannery : which they, the grantors, do by virtue 
of the conveyance given to them by the administrators of the estate 
of Madam Corllaer, deceased of date the. ioth of March i68?, 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unin um- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantors' making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging themselves to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
pienam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jer- 
onimus Wendell to use the aforesaid lot as a tannery and to dispose 



1 Bclendende ten oostcn ran hacr Transportantcn, & ten westen van 
d'gewesenen vyver ten noorden ran Mews Hoogeboom, & ten suyden ran 't 
Erff toebehoorende d'Bocdel ran Juffr: Corlaer ZaUf. In Professor Pear- 
son's translation the compass directions were reversed, in spite of the fact 
that in the deed to Jacob ten Eyck and Isaack Verplanck the land is described 
as being to the north of Mews Hoogeboom. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /O4 117 

thereof as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner under binding obligation as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the nth of March i68f. 
Dirck Wesselsz Jacob ten Eyck 

Jan Jansc Bleecker Isaack Verplancken 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute, Juriaen Teunissen and Myn- 
dert Fredericksen to Marten Gerritsen for land on the west 
side of the Huson river opposite Neuten hoek 
[107] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, se:retary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Johannes Cloete, Juriaen Teu- 
nise and Myndert Frederikse, who declared that they grant, convey 
and make over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Mr Marte Gerritse a certain parcel of land lying on 
the west side of Hudson's river over against the little Neuten 
hoek, 1 beginning at the land of P r . Bronk on the Catskill path, due 
south along the said Catskill path to the spring (fontcyn) and 
from the spring eastward, to the hill of Steefsinck and from Steeff- 
sinck eastward to the river and from the river side northwards 
up to the land of Hilletie Bronk aforesaid ; 2 which they the grant- 
ors, to wit Johannes Cloete and Jurian Teunise, do by virtue of 
the patent granted to them by the late governor general, of date 
the 25th of May 1667, and Mynd 1 . Frederikse by virtue of the con- 
veyance given to him under date of the 7th of August 1675, by 
Jan Hend : Bruyn who made over to him his one-third interest 
in said patent, to which reference is herein made ; and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges resting on, or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 



1 Nutten hook, in Columbia county, N. Y. The post office is called Newton 
Hook. Neuten is the plural of neut, a variant form of Dutch noot, meaning 
" nut." 

2 See deed from Johannes Clute and others to Marten Gerritsen for same 
property, April 26, 1671, in Early Records of Albany, 1 :47Q-8o, and also 
fragment of similar deed, on p. 471 of same volume, where the name of the 
hill is given as Styftsinck. 



1 [8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

grantors' making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging themselves to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Marte Gerritse, his heirs, successors, or 
assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid parcel of land 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, prom- 
ising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding themselves as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 28th of March 1681. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Cornells van Dyck Jure Jan Tunsen 

Dirck J V esse he 

The mark X of Mynd t . Frederikse, 
made with his own hand. 
In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Pieter Adriaensen to Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn 
for two parcels of land at Schenectady 
[108] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswy.k and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, P r . Adriaense, 1 who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren 
two certain parcels of land lying at Schinnechtady, both marked 
N°. 4, one lying to the west of the land formerly belonging to 
Arrent van Curler, and now to Sweer Teunise, whence a line be- 
ing drawn between [it and] N°. 3 southeast by south extends till 
it strikes a small creek bounded by N°. i, 2 containing by estimation 



1 Pieter Adriaensen van YVoggelum, nicknamed Soogcmackclyck (so easy). 
He was a tavern keeper in Rensselaerswyck in 1656. See Van Rensselaer 
Bowier Mss, p. 846. Woggelum is a village near Alkmaar, in the province of 
North Holland. 

2 gelegen ten westcn van't landt voor desen toebchorende Arrent van 
Curler, & nu Sweer Teunise, -ran d'welcke'een Lynie getrocken synde tushen 
N°. 3, suydt oost ten suxden, streckt voort tot dat het comt by een kili'etje 
belendende by N°. 1. In "the patent of June 5. 1667, which was a confirmation 
of the Dutch grant to Pieter Adriaensen of June 16, 1664, the land is 
described as follows : " lying to the west of Arent van Curlaers, from 
whence a lyne running between N°. 3 South Easide [sic], & by _ South and 
it goes forward till it comes to a small creeke bounded by N°. 1." 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 119 

with the meadow land thereto belonging fourteen morgens or 
twenty-eight acres and one hundred and sixty-four rods ; and the 
other parcel lying on the hindmost parcel of land by the river, 
to the east of N°. 3, to the west of N°. 6, a line being drawn on 
both sides from the river to the small creek southwest by west, 
being in breadth fifty-six rods and containing twelve morgens; 
amounting in all to about fifty-two acres or twenty-six morgens 
and one hundred and sixty-four rods ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the patent granted to him by the late Governor General 
Rich: Nicolls, of date the 5th of June 1667; besides P r . Adrianese 
conveys to Ryer Jacobse all rights to the farm appertaining, the 
homestead, the garden lying in the flat, the calf pasture, etc., just 
as he has possessed the same, and that free and unincumbered with- 
out any charges resting on or issuing out of the same (sav- 
ing the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further 
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Ryer Jacobse 
Shermerhooren, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid farm with its appurtenances as he could do 
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims 
and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 6th of April 1681. 

PlETER ADRIAENSZ 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dlrck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Wyntje Harmens, daughter 
of Harmen Thomassen Hun for a piece of land upon the 
Murderer's kill 

[109] Appeared before me Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Johannes 



120 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Cloete, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Wyntie 
Harmense, daughter of Harme Thomase van Hun, 1 a certain parcel 
of land of twenty morgens lying upon the Moordenaers kill, 2 
stretching south and north, called the Rondeel 3 of the Moordenaers 
kill, with a homestead over the kill next the great swamp (Kreupel 
Boss) all which he, out of a singular affection and love, has given 
and granted in the form of a donation to said Wyntie Harmens, 
as per the instrument thereof dated the 18th of July 1673, which he 
now conveys, being a part of his portion of the land which Jan 
Hendrik Bruyn and Jurian Teunise and he owned heretofore, 
according to the patent granted to the three of them by Rich : Xicolls, 
late governor, under date of the 25th of May 1667, 4 which part of 
Jan Bruyn, Mynd 1 . Frederikse bought, and whereas Jurian Teunise 
and Mynd*. Frederikse have taken possession each of a place on the 
river bank, therefore he, the grantor, with the assent and approval 
of his associates, has given this piece of land to the aforenamed 
daughter instead of such possession; and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same ( sav- 
ing the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim 
in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Wyntje Har- 
mense, her heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid 20 morgens of land, homestead and appurtenances as she 
might do with her own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all lawful 



1 This is perhaps the earliest occurrence in the records of the name of 
" Hun." In the earlier records Harmen Thomassen is generally referred to 
as " van Amersfoort." and in Notarial Papers, 1 :446, under date of July 19, 
1664, he signs himself " Harman Thomasz van amerfort." The use of the 
form " van Hun " is curious but perhaps not significant. As far as van der 
Aa's Aardrijkskundig zeoordenboek shows there is no such place as Hun 
in the Netherlands, though there are a number of places with names derived 
from that word, such as Hunnekum. Hunnenberg and Hunneschans. 

2 The Murderer's kill, which flows into the Hudson near Athens, Greene 
county. N. Y. 

3 Rondccl. in this connection, means a round piece or neck of land. 

4 This patent was granted in confirmation of the purchase from the Indians 
on April 20. 1665. of land " called Caniskeck beneath Fort Albany on the 
west side of the River over against Claveracke afores d . stretcheth along by 
the Riverside off from Pieter Broncks his Land to the Meadowes by the 
corner, or Xeck of the main Land lying behind Barents Island by the 
Indyans named Mackawameek so goeth up into the woods as well on the 
South as North side till it reacheth to Kats Kill path." 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 121 

claims, demands and incumbrances and further nevermore to do 
nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, bind- 
ing himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 7th of April 1681. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dirk Wesselss 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Pieter Bosie and Jan van 
Loon for land on the west side of the Hudson river opposite 
Claverac 

[no] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Johannes 
Cloet, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of P r . Bosie and 
Jan van Loon his just third part of the land which he in partner- 
ship with Jan Hend : Bruyn and Jurian Teunise possesses, which 
aforesaid parcel of land lies on the west side of the North river, 
over against Claverak, called by the Indians Caniskeek, stretching 
along the river from P r . Bronck's land to the meadows (vlyen) by 
the neck of the mainland lying behind Barents island, 1 all by 
reason of the patent thereof granted to him Jan Cloet, Jan Hend: 
Bruyn and Jurian Teunise by the late Governor General Rich : 
Nicolls, of date the 25th of May 1667, to which reference is herein 
made; which aforesaid his portion and estate, being a just third 
part of the land specified in said patent, he conveys to P r . Bosie and 
Jan van Loon aforesaid, except the land that he has conveyed with 
his associates to Marte Gerritse under date of the 28th of March 
last past and the land which he in particular on this day has con- 
veyed to Wyntje Harmense ; furthermore all the remainder of 
his rights he conveys free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first 



1 The patent of May 25, 1667 (see note to preceding deed), adds: "by the 
Indyans called Mackawameek." Cf. E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographical 
Names, p. 175. 



122 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforesaid P r . Bosie and Jan van Loon, their 
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
land and the appurtenances thereof, so far as the grantor has own- 
ership therein, saving the conveyances aforenamed, as they could 
do with their own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the /th of April 1681. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond of Pieter Bosie and Jan van Loon to Johannes Clute, mort- 
gaging the land conveyed to them 
[111] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Bosie and Jan van 
Loon, who declared themselves to be honestly and truly indebted 
and in arrears to Capt. Johan Cloet in the quantity of fifty good, 
merchantable beaver skins, or good winter wheat at market price 
for a certain parcel of land to them conveyed this day lying on the 
west side of the North river over against Claverak, which sum of 
fifty beavers, or wheat at market price to be delivered here in Al- 
bany, the subscribers promise to pay in the following manner, to 
wit, next May fifteen beavers, May 1682 five beavers and every 
year thereafter five beavers up to 50 beavers ; but on this express 
condition and stipulation that the one shall not be holden to pay 
for the other, each being holden for twenty-five beavers, so that 
if one of them should fail to pay said Johannes Cloet can attach 
his half of the land, without lessening the other's rights ; for the 
payment of which sum the subscribers give mortgage upon the land 
on condition aforesaid, pledging the same to said Capt. Cloet spec- 
ially, each his half of the land for said payment, and generally 
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future, 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 123 

nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges. 

Done in Albany, on the 7th of April 1681. 

The mark X of P r . Bosie, made with 
his own hand. 
Cornells van Dyck Jan van Loon 

Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Myndert Fredericksen for a 
plot of ground in Albany 
[112] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessels, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Johannes Cloete, who de- 
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Myndert Frederikse, 
smith, a certain small plot of ground in the back part of his lot 
behind his house, adjoining [and] to the south of Hans Dreper, to 
the north of Gabriel Thomson and to the east of Jan Harmense, 1 
in length east and west fifteen wood feet and as broad as said Myn- 
dert's lot, which small plot of ground he has long possessed and at 
present owns ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the convey- 
ance to him, Jan Cloet, given by Jan Coster van Aken, of date the 
^th of March 1667; and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), 
without the grantor's making any further claim in the least there- 
to, acknowledging that he has been fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed Mynd 1 . Frederiksen, his 
heirs, successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
small plot of ground as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances ac- 
cording to law, and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 



1 Bclcndcnde ten suyden van hans Dreper . . . which Professor Pearson 
had translated " bounded southerly by Hans Dreper," etc. Cf. conveyance 
from Jan Coster van Aken to Johannes Clute, 1% March 1667. in Early 
Records of Albany, 1:406-7; also p. 104-5, 260-61, 502-3, and diagram of 
lots on corner of State street and Broadway, in Munsell's Collections, 4 1203. 
Gabriel Thomson is generally called Gabriel Thomassen. His last name was 
StridLes. 



124 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 15th of April 1681. 

JOHANNS CLUTE 

Cornelis van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the magistrates of Albany to David Schuyler for a 
lot at Albany 

[113] The honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of Rensel- 
aerswyck and 'Schaenhechtady, etc., declare by these presents that 
they grant, convey and make over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Mr David Schuyler, a certain lot ly- 
ing behind his house where he now lives, being in breadth on the 
west five and a half rods and four inches and on the east five rods 
and seven inches; in length northerly two and a half rods and nine 
inches and southerly two rods and six inches, being on the westerly 
side of the lot belonging to the colony, on the easterly side of Mr 
David Schuyler aforesaid, on the northerly side of Hans Hen- 
drix and on the southerly side of the alley by the town fence ^ ac- 
cording to the measurement and survey of the surveyor dated the 
14th of May 168 1, which lot the aforenamed David Schuyler has 
bought of the magistrates and fully paid for, [they] conveying the 
same free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), therefore 
giving to the aforenamed David Schuyler, his heirs, successors and 
assigns full power to dispose of the same as he might do with his 
own patrimonial effects and the right to demand a patent for the 
aforesaid lot from the right honorable general. 

Done in Albany this 19th day of May 1681. 

Cornelis van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Cornelis van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Belendcndc ten westen van't Erff toebelioorende d'Cohny & Beoosten 
van M*. David Schuyler voorsz, & benoorden van hans hendrix & besuyden 

van d'Gangh by d' Stadts heyningen, which Professor Pearson first translated 
as "bounded westerly by the lot belonging to the colony . . ." and then 
changed as above in the text. The latter way is doubtless correct. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 125 

Deed from Gerrit Reyersen to Barent Myndertsen and others for 
a lot outside the north gate of Albany 
[114] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable 
Mr Cornells van Dyck and Mr Dirk Wessels, magistrates of the 
same jurisdiction, Gerritt Ryerse, who declared that he grants, 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership 
to and for the behoof of Barent Myndertse, Jeronimus Wen- 
dell, Cornells van Shelluyne, Symon Jacobse Schermerhooren, 
Jacob Teunise, and Johannes Mingaell, shoemakers, a certain lot 
lying without the north gate of Albany, adjoining and to the south 
of the cross fence of the grantor and Claes Janse van Boekhooven, 
to the north and east of the grantor to the west of the high- 
way, 1 in breadth in front on the street forty-five feet and in length 
on the south and north sides likewise forty-five feet and in the rear 
sixty-one feet in width, all Rhineland measure, on which lot said 
six shoemakers have built a bark mill ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the patent granted to his late father Ryer Elbertse and 
Claes Janse by the late Governor General Rich : Xicolls, of date 
the 7th of May 1667,- and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges on or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), 
without the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto 
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssam and 
full power to the aforenamed Barent Myndertse, Jeron: Wendel, 
Cornel : van Shelluyne, Symon Jac : Shermerhoren. Jacob Teunise, 
Johannes- Mingaell, shoemakers, their heirs, successors, or assigns 



1 belcudcndc ten Suyden van d' Dzcars heyning van hem Transportant & 
Claes Janse van Boekhooven & ten noorden & Oosten van hem Transportant 
& ten IVcsten 7 r an d' gemeene wegh. Professor Pearson translates this: 
"bounded southerly by the cross fence of the grantor and Claes Janse van 
Boekhooven and northerly and easterly of him the grantor and west of the 
common way." It will be noticed, however, that in so doing he describes 
the lot twice as being bounded to the south by the grantor. 

2 The abstract of this patent in Patents, 1667-1671, pt 2, p. 33, in the New 
York State Library, reads : "A Confirmacon graunted unto Reyer Elberts & 
Claes Jans for a pcell of Land at Albany Richard Xicolls Esqz &c Whereas 
there was a Patent, or Groundbriefe heretofore graunted by the Dutch 
Governor Petrus Stuyvesant unto Arent van Curler for a certain piece of 
Land near the Fort in Beverwick at Albany to the North of Reyer Elbertsen 
lying in length along the highway, & in breadth twelve Rod going westward 
into the woods fourty four Rod and abutting behind overag st the Fence of 
Arent Andriesen de Noorman, which s d Patent or Groundbriefe so graunted 
as afores d bearing date the 23 th . day of Apr : 1659 was on tne 3° th - °f Apr : 
1663 transported and made over unto Reyer Elberts and Claes Jans by the s d 
Arent van Curler with all his Right and Interest therein. Now for a Con- 
firmacon &c. The Patent is dated the 7 th . May 1667." 



120 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as they could do with 
their own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of May 1681. 

Gerrit R ever si: x 
Comclis van Dyck 
Dirck J J' ess else 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Volkert Jansen Douw to Harmen Rutgers for 
a let in Albany 
[115] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable 
Mr Corn: van Dyk and Mr Dirk YVessells, magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, Capt. Volkert Janse Dow, who declared that he grant- 
ed, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free ownership 
to and for the behoof of Harme Rutgers, master brewer, a certain 
lot lying here in Albany to the south of the Vuykse kill, 1 to the 
west of W m . Jochimse Ketelhuyse, to the east of the grantor and 
to the north of the public road 2 by the churchyard and to the south 
of the Fuykse kill ; in length east and west seven rods and in 
breadth south and north thirty-two feet, with the reservation that 
there shall remain a public road leading to the Lutheran church ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to him 
by the late Governor General Rich: Xicolls, of date the 4th of May 
1667 ; 3 and that free and unincumbered, without any charges on or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right ), without the grant- 
or's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging 
himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessani and full power to 
the aforenamed Harme Rutgers, his heirs, successors, or assigns 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his 



1 Same as Fuyck, or Rutten kill. 

2 Now Beaver street. 

3 In this patent, which was a confirmation of a Dutch grant of April 23, 
1652, the land is described as " abutting to the Xorth of the Creeke or Kill 
called the ffuycke Kill to the South on the Common Highway, to the west 
the Hills, and to the East Anthony de Hooges." 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 127 

own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, under 
binding obligation as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 20th of June 1681. 

VOLCKART JANSZ DOUW 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck IVcssclsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Harmen Jansen Lyndrayer to Pieter Winne for a 
house and lot in Albany 

[116] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk YVes- 
sells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Harme Janse Lyndrayer, 
who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, right- 
ful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Pieter Winne, 
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, with all 
that is thereon fast by earth and nail, adjoining southerly P r . Lo- 
kermans, northerly the house of Lawrence and Jan Janse Bleeker, 
westerly and easterly the streets ; in breadth in front on the street 
two rods, and in the rear on the west side one rod and ten and a 
half feet, in length on the north side six and a half rods and on the 
south side six rods, five and a half feet; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Paulus Martense 
Raemmaker, of date the 31st of December 1677, 1 to which refer- 
ence is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Mr Pieter Winne, his heirs, suc- 
cessors or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 



1 Thus in the original. Cf. Early Records of Albany, 1:170-71, where the 
date is given as the 13th December 1677. 



128 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto 
in any manner, binding himself as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 21st of June [681. 

IIakmf.n Jansz Lyndraier 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond and mortgage of Pieter Winne to Harmen Jansen Lyn- 
drayer (not executed) 

[117] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyck and Mr Dirk Wes- 
sells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Pieter 
Winne, who declared himself to be honestly and truly indebted and 
in arrears to Harme Janse Lyndrayer in the sum of twenty-seven 
beavers, which the subscriber may pay in good, merchantable inch 
boards at 22 per beaver, next May 1682, being for the second pay- 
ment for the house and lot which P r . Lokermans bought of said 
Harme Janse Lyndrayer for him, the subscriber, and which was 
yesterday conveyed to him by said Harme Janse, and whereas 
said monies have been attached by some of H : Janse's creditors, 
the subscriber undertakes to pay these as well as ninety boards for 
Mr Rich: Pretty, being requested so to do by Harme Janse afore- 
said, for so far as said 27 beavers will reach ; for which payment of 
twenty-seven beavers or boards at 22 per beaver as above stated, 
the subscriber hereby gives a mortgage upon his house conveyed to 
him yesterday by said H : Janse, pledging the same specially to 
said H : Janse or his order, and generally his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting 
the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
Done in Albany the 22d of June 1681. 

[This instrument was not signed.] 

Deed from Adriaen Appel, attorney for Jan Andriessen Douw, 
to Johannes Thomassen Mingael and Jacob Teunissen for a 
house and lot in Albany 

[118] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan' Janse Bleeker, magistrates 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 129 

of the same jurisdiction, Jan Andriese Dow, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership 
to and for the behoof of Johannes Thomase Mingael and Jacob 
Teunise, .both shoemakers of this town, a certain house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany f adjoining southerly and westerly 
Jochim Ketelheyn, northerly the house of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer 
and easterly the street ; in length three rods, nine feet and seven 
inches and in breadth one rod, eight feet and one inch, but it is re- 
served that the alley between this house and the house of Jan Cor- 
nelise Vyselaer shall remain in common, being fifteen and a half 
feet long back of said Jan Gaw's * house ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Jan Cornelise 
Vyselaer, of date the 20th of June 1678, 2 to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon Or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 
the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with 
the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to 
the aforenamed Johannes Tomase Mingael and Jacob Teunise to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as they could do 
with their own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause any thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided therefore. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of July 1681. N. B. Adr: Appell has full 
power from Jan Andriese Dow to sign this conveyance. 
Dirck Wessellss A: Appel 

Jan Jansz Bleeckcr 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Release by Johannes Thomassen Mingael to Jacob Teunissen of 
his half interest in the house and lot purchased from Jan An- 
driessen Douw 
[119] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 

colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 



1 Generally spelled Gow, or Gouw, and referring to Jan Cornelissen 
Vyselaer; see Early Records of Albany, 1:187. Gouw means "quick," but 
may also stand for " ter Gouw," or Gouda, a city in the province of South 
Holland. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 -.187. 



I30 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the Honorable Mr Cornelie van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Johannes Thomese Mingael, who 
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Teunise, shoe- 
maker, his certain just half of a house and lot standing and lying 
here in Albany on Coe straet, 1 adjoining southerly and westerly 
Jochim Ketelheyn, northerly the house of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer 
and to the east the street; in length three rods, nine feet, seven 
inches and in breadth one rod, eight feet and one inch, reserving the 
alley between said house and the house of Jan Gaw to remain in 
common, being fifteen feet and a half long back of said Jan Gaw's 
house: which half of said house and lot he, the grantor, conveys 
by virtue of a deed to him and said Jacob Teunise given by Adriaen 
Appell, attorney for Jan Andriese Dow on the 8th day of July 1681, 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim in the 
least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jacob Teunise, his heirs, 
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of .the aforesaid half 
[interest in] the house and lot as he could do with his own patri- 
monial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances accord- 
ing to law T and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by 
law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of July 1681. 
Cornells van Dyck Johannis Tomes Meingael 

Dirck IVesselsc 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Thomassen to Jacob Jansen Schermerhorn for the 
half of the island of Schodack and of a piece of land on the east 
bank of the Hudson river 

[120] Appeared before me Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Dr Dirk Wessels, magis- 



Literally. "Cow street"; now Broadway. 



DEEDS 1 678-1 7O4 131 

trates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Jan Thomase, 1 who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Janse Schermer- 
hooren, the just half of the island of Schotack as he has divided it 
with Volkert Janse Dow, viz, [the part] along the kill side belong- 
ing to Jan Thomase and [that] on the river side belonging to Volk* 
Janse Dow ; together with what belongs to him on the east bank, 
with house, barn and rick, just as he bought it at vendue on the 
19th of September 1670, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent to him and Volkert Janse granted under date of the 4th of 
May 1667 2 by the late Governor General Richard Nicolls for the 
whole island and a parcel of land lying on the east side of the kill 
where the house of Mahac Notas stood ; and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav- 
ing the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim 
in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam ac- 
tionem cessam and full power to do with and dispose of the afore- 
said half island lying on the kill side and the appurtenances thereof 
as the same has been owned by the grantor as [the grantee] could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims' and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, this nth of July 1681. 
Cornells van Dyck Jan Thomasz 

Dirk W ess els z 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Release by Capt. Philip Pietersen Schuyler of his half interest in 
three parcels of land at Half Moon to Annetje Lievens, widow 
of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick 
[121] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 

colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the 



1 His signature is the same as that of Jan Thomasz from Witbeeck, or 
Wittbek, in Notarial Papers, 2:103-5. 

2 In this confirmation of the Dutch grant of November 3, 1663, the island 
is described as " lying in the North River neare unto Albany by the Creek, 
or Kill commonly called Goyers Kill, the s d Island being known by the 
Indyan name of Schotack, or Apes Island, Together w tb . a piece of Land 
on the East side of the Creek or Kill there where the House of Maehack 
Notas stood striking into the woods it conteyns about [blank] acres or 
margen." 



[32 EARLY RECOR] S OF ALBANY 

Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, the Honorable Capt. Philip Pieterse Schuyler, 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Annetje Lie- 
vens, widow of the late Goose Gerritse, deceased, his just half of 
three parcels of land specified in three separate grants or ground- 
briefs and combined into one patent by the late Governor General 
Francis Lovelace granted to Capt. Goose Gerritse, deceased, and to 
him, the grantor, under date of the 30th of March 1672, ' the first 
parcel lying to the north of the fourth SprUyt 2 above the colony 
of Renselaerswyk, being the fore land of the Halve Maen (Half 
Moon) ; the second parcel is the island where Anthony Goosense 
now dwells, called Laugh /slant (Long Island) ; the third parcel 
is the Halve Maen with three islands lying thereby ; all of which 
he conveys by virtue of said patent, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(save the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further 
claim whatsoever thereto, acknowledging that he is paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Annetje Lievens, 
her heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid parcels of land as she might do with her own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 



1 The record of this patent seems to be lost, but the three grants to which 
reference is made were as follows: (1) a patent of October 13, 1665, for 
" a certaine Tract of Land called Mathahenaack, Scituate, lying and being 
to the North of the fourth Spring, beyond and above the Colony of Renzluers- 
wick near Albany, being the foremost of a Parcell of Land called the halfe 
Moone, otherwise by the Mahikanders, Nachtenack, Stretching along the 
River Northwards from the said spring, unto a Creeke proceeding out of a 
great Meadow, lying west of the said River, and so forth into the Woods, 
unto the Maqua's Hill ;" (2) a patent of the same date for " a certaine 
Island called by the Mahikanse Indyans, Quahemesicos, and commonly 
knowne by the name of Long Island, Scituate lying and being, between the 
Second and Third Spring, beyond and above the Colony of Renzluerswyck, 
near Albany: " (3) a patent of May 4, 166S, for "a certaine Tract or parcell 
of land scituate lying & being to y e North, & aboue y e said Towne of Albany 
& is comonly called or knowne by ye name of y e halfe Moone The said land 
stretching up alongst y e North Ryver from a certaine place where are seuerall 
streames of water to a Creek or Kill where there is a fall of waters w cb . 
running into y e Land at Length hath its course into y e North Ryver The 
said Creek or Kill & fall being by y° Indians called Tionwenendahow & 
from thence runs up y e Maques Kill westward to a place called Dowaelsojacx, 
& so strikes p'sently Eastward up alongst by y e said streams of water & then 
to y e North River aforementioned, Togeth 1 '. w th . three small Islands lying 
in y e said Ryver over against y e said Tract or parcell of Land called y e Halfe 
Moone as aforesaid w eh . said purchase was by y e said Indian Proprietors 
acknowledged at Albany upon y e 24 th . day of March 1667." 

2 Literally, " sprout," referring to a branch or fork of the Mohawk river. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 133 

against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and incum- 
brances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done any- 
thing contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as 
by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 12th of July 1681. 
Cornells van Dyck Philip Schuyler 

Dirck Wesselsz In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to Johannes de Wandelaer 
for a garden outside of Albany on the plain 

[122] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleeker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Maj r . 
Abraham Staas, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Johannes d'Wandelaer, a certain garden lying without the town of 
Albany on the Pleyn (Plain), abutting on the north [side] of the 
orchard belonging to the patroon of the colony of Renselaerswyk, 
to the west on the lot heretofore belonging to Dirk Jan^e Croon, 
and on the south [side] of the common alley; x in length seven rods 



1 Sekere Thuyn gelegen buyten d'Stadt Albany op't Pleyn Belendende ten 
noorden van d Bogaert toebehoorende d'Patroon der Colony Renselaerswyk, 
ten westen 't Erff voordesen toebehoorende Dirk Janse Croon, & ten suyden 
van d' gemeene gangh. In the patent of April 24, 1667, the land is described 
as a " Lot of Ground with a Garden belonging to it lying & being in Bever- 
wick at Albany abutting on the north to Gerrit Slichtenhorst Poort or Gate, 
& on the west to Derrick Jansen conteining in length seaven Rod, & in 
breadth five Rod as in the Groundbriefe is set forth, which s d Lott & Garden 
was upon the 5" day of May 1662 transported & made over unto Capt n . 
Abraham Staets by Cornelys Vos." This places the garden to the south of 
Slichtenhorst's gate, whereas the deed from Cornelis de Vos, May 5, 1662, 
in Deeds, 2:316-17, reads: een erff tot ecn tuyn gelegen Inden durpe van 
Beverzvyck belendende ten noorden van Slichtenhorst poort cnde aen de west 
syde dirrick Jansccn, that is, to the north of Slichtenhorst's gate and having 
to the west Dirck Jansen, and not, as translated in Early Records of Albany, 
1:301, "adjoining to the north Van Slichtenhorst's gate, on the west side 
Dirk Janssen." The Dutch deed from Cornelis de Vos undoubtedly follows 
the language of the original patent of April 23, 1652, to which it refers, but 
which like all other patents of that date is no longer in existence. That in 
this early deed and in the patent of April 24, 1667, the garden is described 
as being " in Beverwyck," while in the deed of August 6, 1681, it is said 
to be " without the town of Albany," may arise from the fact that the garden 
was without the town stockade and that this stockade was not yet built in 
1652. In a note in Early Records of Albany, 1:13, it is stated that "The 
land south of the city wall and Hudson street was called the plain," but on 
p. 116, Professor Pearson says that "The plain included the area south of 
the Rutten kil and east of Pearl street." The latter statement dees not 
seem to be quite correct. 



134 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and in breadth five rods; which he the grantor does by virtue of 
the patent granted to him by the late Governor General Rich : 
Xicolls under date of the 24th of April 1667; and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same 1 saving the lord's right), without the grantor's making any 
further claim in the least thereto, acknowledg : ng himself to be 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving pic nam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Johannes d'Wandelaer, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid garden as he could do with his own 
patrimonial estate 'and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding him- 
self thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 6th of 
August 1 68 1. 

Abram Staas 
Cornells van Dyck 
Jan Janse Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro l . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Gerrit Herttenberch to Hendrick Rooseboom for a 
house and lot in Albany 
[123] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleecker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Ger 1 . 
Hartenbergh, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over 
in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Hen- 
drik Rooseboom a certain house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany, between the houses of Harmanus Borgerse and Jacob 
Tyse van der Heyden, bounded in front and rear on the street, 1 
just as it was conveyed to him by the attorney of Tim°. Cooper, 
deceased, except a little corner of the lot in the rear on the side, 
about a foot, which, Anth . Lespinard has bought, otherwise just as 
it lies inclosed in its fence ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue 
of the conveyance given to him by W m . Loverige, attorney of Tim . 
Cooper, deceased, of date the 226. of August 1679, and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of 



1 North Pearl and James streets. See p. 56. 



DEEDS I 678-I 7O4 135 

the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging himself to 
be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, there- 
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Hend : Rooseboom, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could do 
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of 
August 1 68 1. 

Gerrit Herttenberch 
Cornells van Dyck 
Jan Janss Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Hendrick Rooseboom to Gerrit Herttenberch for a 
house and lot in Albany on the hill 

[124] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhectady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Hendrik 
Rooseboom, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over 
in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Gerrit Hartenbergh a certain house and lot standing and lying here 
in Albany, adjoining to the south the house of Johannes Roose- 
boom, to the north the house of Jacob Ten Eyck, to the west and 
east the street, all as it lies in its fence, excepting the lot belonging 
to the small house standing next south thereof, being three rods 
and eight feet long and in breadth in the rear eight feet and five 
inches ; the house must be drip free and Ger*. Hartenb : is granted 
the privilege of sewering upon the lot of Johannes Rooseboom; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him 
given by Jacob Heevick, Ger*. Swart and Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
curators of the estate of the late Rhyndert Pieterse, of date the 
14th of June 1673, 1 an d that f ree an d unincumbered, without any 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:91-92. Cf. diagram of lots on east 
side of North Pearl street, between Maiden Lane and Steuben street, in 
Munsell's Collections, a:2I1. 



13 u EARLY RECORDS OF .ALBANY 

charges thereon or issuing out of the same I saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, 
the 6rst penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed 'Gerrit Hartenbergh, his 
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
house and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all per- 
sons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. Done in Albany, the nth of August 1681. 

Hexdrick R[oos]e» 
Cornells rati Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston', Secretary 



Deed from Hendrick Rooseboom to his son Johannes Rooseboom 
for a small house and lot in Albany on the hill 
[125] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Hendrik Roose- 
boom, burgher of this town, who declared that out of particular 
love and affection, he gives, grants, conveys and makes over to 
and for the behoof of his beloved son Johannes Rooseboom a cer- 
tain small house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the 
hill, to the south and west of Ger*. Hardenbergh, to the north of 
the house and lot of Phillip Pieterse Schuyler and to the east of 
the street, 1 breadth in front on the street ten feet and five inches, 
and in the rear eight feet and five inches, in length three rods, eight 
feet, three inches, all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Jacob Herick, 
Gerrit Swart and Adriaen van Ilpendam, curators of the estate of 
the late Rhyndert Pieterse, of date the 14th June 1673, 2 an d that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing 
out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's 



1 North Pearl street ; see note to preceding deed. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 191-92. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 137 

having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging him- 
self to be fully content and satisfied therefor, [the same] being 
freely given to him [the grantee], therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to his aforenamed son Johannes Rooseboom 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and fuither nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, 
the 12th of August 1681. 

Hendrick Rooseboom 
Cornells van Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Deed from Hendrick Jochemsen of Kingston to Major Abraham 
Staets for a lot in Albany 
[126] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleker, magistrates of the said jurisdiction, Hendrick Jochimse, 
inhabitant of Kingstoun in the Esopus, who declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership 
to and for the behoof of Major Abraham Staets a certain part of 
a lot lying here in Albany, to the south of Jurian van Hoesen, 1 
formerly belonging to Daniel Rinckhout, to the north of said Maj. 
Abr: Staets, to the west of the brewery of Sybrant van Schayk 
and to the east of the street, being the whole of the lot specified 



1 The eldest son of Jan Fransen van Hoesen (Hoesem, Hoesum), the 
progenitor of the Van Heusen family, mentioned below. Genealogies of 
this family state that the first ancestor came from Huysen, or Huizen, on 
the Zuider Zee, in the Netherlands, presumably because the name of Jan 
Fransen is entered in the baptismal records of the Reformed Dutch Church 
at New York under the date of September 30, 1640, as " Van huysen." It 
should be noted, however, that this is a most unusual form of the name and 
that Jan Fransen in the early deeds and court records at Albany, between 
1652 and 1672, is invariably referred to as " van Hoesem," which would 
seem to be but a Dutch phonetic spelling of the name of the town of Husum, 
in Schleswig, from the vicinity of which a number of early settlers came. 
At all events, there seems to be no good reason why the perfectly familiar 
name of Huysen should in Dutch records be written " Hoesem," or even 
" Hoesum," as in the patent mentioned below, whereas the spelling " Huysen " 
for Husum may be accounted for by the fact that the same form occurs 
on the map of Denmark in Ortelius' Atlas of 1598, and probably on other 
Dutch maps of the period. In support of the theory that Jan Fransen came 
from Schleswig it may be recalled also that Pearson in his Early Settlers of 
Albany, p. 126, states that the Van Hoesens were Lutherans. 



I 38 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in a patent granted to the grantor Hend : Jochimse by the late 
Governor General Richard Nicolls, dated the 25th of October 
1667, 1 except what he conveyed to Capt. Phillip Schuyler under 
date of [blank]; 2 and that free and. unincumbered without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's making any further claim in the least 
thereto, acknowledging that he has been fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Major Abrah: 
Staets, his heirs, successors, or assigns, to do therewith and dis- 
pose thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same agamst all per- 
sons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and 
further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 22d of August 1681. 

Hendrick Jochemsz 
Corn: van Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the magistrates to Johannes de Wandelaer for a 
small parcel of land on the Plain at Albany 
[127] The honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of Rense- 
laerwyck and Schinnechtady, etc., hereby declare that they have 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Johannes d'Wandelaer a small parcel 
of land lying by his garden on the Pleyn (Plain) to preserve his 
apple trees, having moved the fence further out, 3 and the little 



1 This patent was a confirmation of a conveyance by Femmetje Alberts, 
widow of Hendrick Jansen, to Hendrick Jochemsen, dated April 16. 1666, 
for a house and lot in Albany, abutting "on y e north to y e lott of Daniel 
Ringhout to 3* East on y e brewhouse belonging to volchert Jansen & Jan 
Tomassen to y e South on y« Lott of Jan Fransen van Hoesum togeth r . w th . 
a garden lying by y e Ryver side w th . a space for a doore to go from y 8 
said Lott to y e said Garden." 

2 June ]* , 1666; see Early Records of Albany, 1:399, where it is stated that 
the conveyance by Femmetje Alberts, mentioned in the preceding note, was 
made in the Esopus. Consequently, this deed is not recorded in Albany, but 
must be looked for among the records in Kingston. 

3 een Stuck je Erffs gelegen by syn Thuyn op 't Pleyn, om zyn Appell 
Boomen te Preserueeren hebbende dheyninge uytgesett, which was translated 
by Professor Pearson as " a small parcel of land lying by his garden to 
extend his fence for the preservation of his apple orchard." The fact that 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 139 

parcel is in breadth six feet and in length like the garden, viz 
seven rods, Rhineland measure, lying to the south of the common 
alley between him and Mr Phil : Schuyler ; which six feet of land 
Johannes d'Wandelaer has bought of the magistrates for the sum 
of two beavers, paid in full ; and that free and unincumbered 
(saving the lord's right), therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforesaid purchaser to do with and dispose 
of the said parcel of land as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances ac- 
cording to law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding themselves 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 9th of September 
1681. 

Marten Gertsen 
Dirck Wesselsz 

Deed from Huybert Jansen to Barent Pietersen Coeymans for a 
lot in Albany 

[128] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, Huybert Janse, who declared that he grants, conveys 
and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Bar*. Pieterse Coeymans a certain piece of a lot lying here 
in Albany next the house of said Huybert Janse, being to the east 
and north of the lot of Harme Gansevoort, west of Huyb : Janse and 
south of the street, in breadth in front on the street and in the rear 
also nineteen feet and in length east and west two and a half rods, 
Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent granted to him by the late Governor General RichA Nicolls 
under date of the nth of September 1667, 1 and that free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 



the land was granted by the magistrates might seem to imply that the word 
heyninge refers to the town fence, but this does not appear to be the case, 
as it would place the garden, and consequently the Plain, within or to the 
north of the town fence, whereas the reference to the common alley between 
the grantee and Philip Schuyler suggests that it was some distance south 
of the town fence, perhaps not far from the Beaver kill. 

1 This patent was granted on a conveyance bearing date April 9, 1667, 
made by Juriaen Jansen Groenwout to Huybert Jansen, for which see Early 
Records of Albany, 1 :409. 



140 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

(saving the lord*s right), without the grantor's having any further 
claims in the least thereon, acknowledging himself to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenum actionem ccssam and full power to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law, 
and further, nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 14th of September 1681. 

The X mark of Huyhert Janse, made 
with his own hand. 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary l 

Transfer of patent for land in Catskill by administrators of the 
estate of Jan van Bremen to Stephanus van Cortlant, in his 
capacity as director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
[129] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Air 
Cornel : van Dyck and Mr Jan Janse Bleyker, magistrates of the 
same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Adriaen van Ilpendam and Mr 
Jan Becker in the capacity of curators of the estate of Jan van 
Breemen, 2 deceased, who declared that they found among the papers 
of said Jan van Breemen a certain patent for a certain parcel of 
land lying at Katskill, which land Jan van Breemen sold and dis- 
posed of to Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff, which aforesaid Eldert made 
over the same to the colony of Renselaerswyk; which aforesaid 
patent of date the 1st of August 1668, granted to Jan van Breemen 
by the late Governor General Rich: Nicolls, the aforesaid curators 
transfer and make over to Mr Stephanus van Cortlant in his capacity 
as director of the colony of Renselaerswyk ; which land stretches 
along the kill eastward in length one hundred and fifty-five rods, in 



1 This deed is canceled in the record. 

2 Jan Dircksen, from Bremen, Germany. He was in New Amsterdam in 
1639 and on August 4, 1643, was commissioned skipper of a yacht of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck. He was in Catskill in 1651 and obtained a 
patent for the land mentioned in the instrument above on October 25, 1653. 
According to Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 832, he sold his farm at 
Catskill to Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyf on February 20, 1659, in exchange for a 
house in Beverwick, but this does not seem to have prevented him from 
getting a confirmation of his original grant on August 1, 1668. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 141 

breadth on the south side one hundred and sixty rods, extending to 
and being bounded by the woods, 1 containing in all about seventy 
acres or thirty-five morgens, according to the description of said 
patent ; declaring hereby that they have found among Jan van 
Breemen's papers no [evidence of any] lien or incumbrance [on the 
land] and hereby delivering over the same to the honorable director, 
renouncing all right and title thereto as far as the estate is con- 
cerned. Done in Albany, the 18th of October 1681. 

Cornells van Dyck Adriaen van Ilpendam 

Jan Jansz Bleeckcr J. Becker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Stephanus van Cortlant, director of the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, to Dirck Teunissen van Vechten for land in 
Catskill patented to Jan van Bremen and conveyed by him to 
Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff 

[130] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Stephanus van 
Cortlandt, in the capacity of director of the colony of Renselaers- 
wyck who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over to and 
for the behoof of Dirk Teunise van Vechten a certain parcel of land 
lying at Catskill, extending along the kill, eastward, in length one 
hundred and fifty-five rods, in breadth on the south side one hun- 
dred and sixty rods, extending [to] and being bounded by the grove, 
containing altogether about seventy acres, or thirty-five morgens ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a certain conveyance to him 
given by the curators of the estate of Jan van Breemen, deceased, of 
date the 18th of this month, by which they made over the ground 
brief and patent of said land to the colony of Renselaerswyk in con- 
sideration [of the fact] that the same was found among the papers 
of said Jan van Breemen who had sold [the land] to Eldert Ger- 
bertse Cruyff; and whereas said Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff was in 
arrears to the patroon of colony of Renselaerswyk in a considerable 
sum of money, he, the grantor, contracted and agreed with Albert 
Rykman, attorney for Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff, as appears by the 



1 streckende voorts, & is met d'Boschagie Bepaelt, which in the patent of 
August 1, 1668, reads : " then goeing forword & being incompassed w th . y e 
woodlands." 



142 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

instrument thereof dated the 2d of June 1675, that he in his capacity 
as aforesaid should receive with other effects all the claims which 
the aforesaid Cruyff had in Catskill; therefore he, Mr Stephanus 
van Cortlandt, in his capacity of director of the colony of Rensel- 
aerswyk, transfers and makes over to said Dirk Teunise, his heirs 
or successors, the said land specified in the patent dated the 1st of 
August 1668, granted to Jan van Breemen by the late Governor 
General Rich : Xicolls, and furthermore all the rights which said 
Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff had in Catskill, and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without holding or reserving thereon any [rent] charges 
for the benefit of the patroon of the colony of Renselaerswyk 
(saving only the lord's right), without the grantor in his capacity 
as above making any further claim whatsoever thereto, acknowl- 
edging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforesaid Dirk Teunise, his heirs, successors and assigns, to enter 
upon, possess, do with and dispose of the aforesaid land as he might 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same from all lawful claims, demands and in- 
cumbrances so far as the colony of Renselaerswyck is concerned 
and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything con- 
trary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law pro- 
vided. Done in Albany, the 20th of October 1681. 
Cornells van Dyck S : V : Cortlandt 

Jan Janss Bleecker 

In my presence, 

R T . Livingston, Secretary 



Bond and mortgage of Dirck Teunissen van Vechten to Step- 
hanus van Cortlant, director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
and satisfaction of mortgage by Kiliaen van Rensselaer 
[131] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, magistrates of the 
same jurisdiction, Dirk Teunise van Vechten, who declared himself 
to be honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr Stephanus 
van Cortlandt, in the capacity of director of the colony of Rense- 
laerswyck, in the sum of four hundred and two guilders, fourteen 
stivers in beavers and the sum of two hundred and fifty-six guilders 
and fifteen stivers in patroon's money, to wit, wheat at 10 guilders 



DEEDS I 6/8- I /O4 I43 

the mudde ; 1 which aforesaid sums of four hundred and two guild- 
ers, fourteen stivers in beavers and two hundred and fifty-six 
guilders, 15 stivers patroon's money the subscriber promises to pay 
to said Mr Stephanus van Cortlandt, director of the colony of Rense- 
laerswyk, or his order, next winter in good beavers or wheat at 
market price for the /402H4 in beavers and the patroon's money, 
being /256:1s, at 10 guilders a muddle; for which payment as 
above the subscriber mortgages the farm in Catskill yesterday 
conveyed to him by the director, pledging the same specially to the 
colony of Renselaerswyk for said payment, and generally his person 
and estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, submitting the same 
to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, that the 
payment may be had without costs or loss. Done in Albany, this 
21st of October 1681. 

Dirck Teunisz 
Comelis van Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

I underwritten Killiaen van Renselaer eldest sonn and heir 01 
Jerimias van Renselaer late of y e Colony Renselaerswyk deceased, 
and Patroon of y e s d . Colony doe acknowledge to have Received 
out of y e hands of Jannetie Teunise y e wid w . & Relect of Dirk 
Teunise van Vechten lat° of Catskill in y e County of Albany de- 
ceased the full Contents of y e above Mortgage being f 402: 14 st. 
in Beavers and f 256: I5st. patroons money doe therefore fully 
Cleerly and absolutely acquitt Exonerate & Discharge y e s d . Dirk 
Teunise van Vechten his heirs Executors ad rs . or assigns for Ever 
promiseing and Engageing to Defend them from any further Claim 
or Demand to y e premises In wittness e whereof I have hereunto sett 
my hand in Albany this 13 th of Septemb. A . 1703 the s d . Kill, v: 
Renselaer for himself his heirs Ex rs . Ad rs . or assigns doth hereby 
Release all & singular his Right Title Interest & Claim which he 
or they have or ough[t] to have to y e Land at Catskill so as y e 
same by Steph: van Cortland is conveyd to y e s d . Dirk Teunise 
on y e 20th of Octob. A . [1681] K. V. Rensselaer 



1 One mudde = 3.056 bushels. 



144 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond and mortgage of Cornelis Teunissen van Vechten to 
Andries Teller 

[132] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Dirk 
Wessells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis Teunise van 
Vechten alias Keesoom, 1 who declared himself to be honestly and 
truly indebted and in arrears to Mr Andries Teller, trader of this 
town, in the sum of eighty-three good, merchantable beaver skins, 
to be paid in the time of eighteen months from the date hereof in 
good, salable winter wheat or good peas at beaver's price; which 
aforesaid sum of 83 beavers the subscriber promises to pay within 
said time of 18 months in the aforenamed pay for which he specially 
binds and mortgages forty-two skipples of sowing lying south of the 
subscriber's house toward Claes van Petten ; item two blazed 
black geldings with a gray stallion and a gray mare ; item seven 
heifers, to wit, two black with white heads, 2 one black spotted, 
two red with white heads and one wholly red, going now in their 
second year; and generally his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same 
to the control of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, that the 
payment may be had without loss or costs. Done in Albany, this 
31st of October 1681. 

Cornelis Tunisz van Vechten 
Conic I is i'a)i Dyck 
Dirck JJ'esselss 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

X. B. This mortgage is subscribed by the two aforesaid magis- 
trates on the condition that the patroon, on whose land he dwells, 
must of necessity be preferred for the current year and that this 
instrument shall not in the least prejudice his rights, which is 
understood by the court. Albany, this 14th of February 168^. 



1 Keesoom means Uncle Cornelis. 

2 Sii'arte Blacre ; meaning a cow with black body and white belly or breast 
and white head, sometimes with black markings around the eyes. The 
zii'artblaar or zxvartn'itkop Groningen breed of cattle is at the present day 
recognized as one of the three distinct breeds of Dutch cattle. 



DEEDS 1 6/ 8- 1 704 145 

Deed from Annetje Lievens, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van 
Schaick, to her son Sybrant van Schaick, for the half of a brew- 
ery, lot and garden. 

[133] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Shaenhechtady and in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Annetie Lievens, widow of 
the late Goose Gerritse van Schayk, who declared that she 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship as hereby she does grant, convey in real and actual possession 
to and for the behoof of Sybrant Goosense van Schayk, her, the 
grantor's, half brewery, lot and garden, as she, the grantor, has 
possessed the same in company with Pieter Lassing, according to 
the patent by Jan Thomase and Volkert Janse received from the 
Honorable Governor General Francois Lovelace unCter date of the 
24th of March 166 f, 1 and according to the contents thereof is in 
breadth on the east side or highway six rods, nine feet ten inches ; 
length on the south side by Maj. Abraham Staets's alley five rods, 
eleven feet; west, also bounded by Mr Abraham Staets, six rods 
five feet; on the north side [along] the street seven rods one foot. 
The garden on the west side along the road six rods, nine feet 
long; on the north side by the road four rods, seven feet; on the 
east by the river seven rods and five feet ; and on the south side 
again on Abraham Staets's [alley] five rods, five feet. Which she, 
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance by her deceased hus- 
band, received from Harme Rutgers under date of the 31st of May 
1675, 2 an d that free and unincumbered, without any charges there- 
on or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowl- 
edging herself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving full power to the aforenamed Sybrant 
Goosense van Schayk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid half of the brewery, lot and garden 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promis- 
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 



1 This patent was in reality issued to Volkert Jansen Douw and Harmen 
Rutgers, then in occupation of the property, though Jan Thomassen still 
owned a half interest in it. See the latter's conveyance to Harmen Rutgers, 
March 28, 16/i in Early Records of Albany, 1:111, where Jan Thomassen 
is by mistake called " Mingael," instead of " Witbeck." See also p. 112 
for diagram of the lot conveyed. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1:114. 



I46 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto 
either by or without resorting to law in any manner, binding herself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 12th of November 
1 681. 

Annetge Lievens 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Pieter Lassingh to Sybrant van Schaick for his half 
of the brewery, lot and garden possessed in company with 
Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick 

[134] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, the worthy P r . Lassingh, who declares that he grants 
and conveys in true, rightful and free ownership by these presents, 
in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Sybrant 
Goosense Van Schayk, his, the subscriber's, half brewery, lot and 
garden, as he, the grantor, has possessed the same in company with 
Goose Gerritse, deceased, according to patent by Jan Thomase and 
Volkert Tanse received from the Honorable Governor Francoys 
Lovelace under date of the 24th of March i66f / and is according 
to the contents thereof in breadth on the east side or highway six 
rods, nine feet, ten inches ; length on the south side by the alley of 
Abraham Staets five rods and eleven feet; west also bounded by 
Abraham Staets six rods and five feet ; on the north side [along] the 
street seven rods, one foot. The garden bounded on the west side 
along the road in length six rods, nine feet ; on the north side by the 
road four rods, seven feet ; east by the river seven rods and five feet, 
on the south side again on Abraham Staets [alley] five rods and 
five feet. Which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance 
by him received from Harme Rutgers, under date of the 31st May 
1675, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledg- 
ing himself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Sybrant Goosense van Schayk to do with 



1 See note to preceding instrument. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 147 

and dispose of the aforesaid half brewery lot, and garden as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims 
and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either by or without 
resorting to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 12th of November 1681. 

PlETTER PlETTERSEN LASSEN 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck W ess el 'sz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Johan Friese (Vries) for a 
parcel of land behind Friese's house 
[135] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of the same 
jurisdiction, the worthy Johannes Clute, who declared that in true, 
rightful and free ownership he grants, conveys and makes over in 
actual and real possession to and for the behoof of Johannes Vries, 1 
burgher of this town a certain parcel of land situated behind the 
house and lot of said grantee, lying between the houses of him, the 
grantor, and Marte Crigier ; the lot which said Johannes Clute con- 
veys to Johannes Vreese is in length thirty wood feet and as broad 
as the grantee's house and lot made over to him by the grantor the 
27th of March 1680, 2 that is sixteen feet, one inch, wood measure 
and lying to the east of said De Vreese and to the west and north 
of him, the grantor, and south of Marte Cregier ; which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance by him received from Jan 
Lansingh, under date of the 10th of April 1679, 3 to which reference 
is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Johannes Vreese, his heirs, suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid parcel of 



1 See his signature to next document. 

2 See p. 72. 

3 See p. 38-30. 



I48 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

land as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 14th of November 1681. 

Joiianns Clute 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dlrck W ess els z 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond and mortgage of Capt. Johannes Clute to Johan Friese 
(Vries) with satisfaction of mortgage by Captain Clute's 
nephew 

[136] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, Secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr Cor- 
nells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of the same juris- 
diction, the worthy Capt. Johannes Cloet, who declared himself to 
be indebted and in arrears to Johannes Vriese, burgher of this town, 
in the quantity of twenty-five good, salable beaver skins at five quar- 
ter Dutch pounds apiece, which aforenamed sum of twenty-five 
beavers, or if the subscriber has no mercantile beavers thirty-one 
and a quarter pounds Dutch weight instead, the subscriber promises 
to pay to Johannes Vriese or order in the time of three years after 
the date hereof ; for which the subscriber specially binds a parcel 
of land lying behind the house and lot of said Vriese, being in 
breadth sixteen feet and one inch wood measure and as long as the 
subscriber's lot extends, and generally his person and estate, real 
and personal, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority 
of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, for the recovery of the 
aforenamed amount without loss or costs. Done in Albany, the 
14th of November 1681. 

Johanns Clute 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wessclsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

I, the undersigned, Johan Vries, a knowledge and declare that I 
have duly received the contents of the aforesaid bond or mortgage 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 I49 

in the form of twenty-five beavers by the hand of Johan Cloet, 
nephew and heir of Capt. Johannes Cloet, deceased, releasing him 
from all further demands. Albany the nth of June 1686. 

Johan Friese 
Testes : 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Ro 4 . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Annetje van Schaick, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van 
Schaick, to Anthony van Schaick for land at Half Moon (not 
executed) 

[137] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Annetie van Schayk, widow of the 
late Goose Gerritse van Schayk who declared that in true, rightful 
and free ownership she grants, conveys and makes over hereby in 
real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Anthonie 
Goosense van Schayk her farm lying on the Island of Cahoos and 
all her right therein, as well lands, house, barn and ricks as also 
her rights in land lying above the fourth Spruyt, 1 excepting the farm 
of Harman Lievense, the farm of Jan van Ness, the farm of Barent 
Albertse Bratt, the farm of Geurt Hendrix and the farm of Jan 
Jacobse van Noorstrant and likewise the farm of Roeloff Gerritse; 
which she, the grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted to Phil: 
Pieterse Schuyler and her husband, deceased, in company, by the 
late Governor General Francois Lovelace under date of the 30th of 
March 1672, which Phil: Shuyler's half was conveyed to her, the 
grantor, on the 12th of July 1681, to all of which reference is herein 
made ; and that free and unincumbered without any charges thereon 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledg- 
ing that she is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with 
the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to 
the aforenamed Anth . van Shayk, his heirs, successors or assigns, 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid farm, house, barn, ricks and 
other land lying over the fourth spruyt to her, the grantor, hereto- 
fore belonging, together with all rights and privileges which she has 
had therein (excepting the six farms of the aforesaid six persons), 



1 Literally, " sprout," referring to a branch or fork of the Mohawk river. 



15O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promis- 
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding herself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 17th November 1681. 

It is specially stipulated between the grantor and the grantee be- 
fore the signing of this conveyance that if the Indians shall make 
any claims to any of the aforesaid lands, whether due to hostile 
feeling or otherwise, or if any other persons shall make any pre- 
tensions thereto, Anth . van Shayk shall save said Annetje van 
Shayk harmless and take all such charges upon himself she, the 
grantor, now renouncing her interest therein. 1 

Deed from Robert Sanders to Pieter Pietersen van Woggelum 
for a piece of woodland to the south of Piskawen kill 
[138 blank; 139] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary 
of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyck and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Robert Sanders, who declared that 
he conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to 
and for the behoof of Pieter Pieterse van Woggelum a certain piece 
of woodland into which extends a certain swamp, 2 the same being 
the whole of the said grantor's interest on the south side of Piskawen 
kill, 3 which he conveys to said P r . Pieterse, so that said kill is now 
their division line ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the pat- 
ent to him granted by the Honorable Governor General Sir Edmund 
Andross, dated the 22d day of March i6|{1; 4 and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), and without the grantor's making 
any further claim thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Pieter 
Pieters van Woggelum, his heirs, successors or assigns, to do with 



1 The deed is canceled and underneath is written : This conveyance was 
written anew the 9th of August 1682. 
z waerinne Seekere vlye is strcckcnde. 

3 A stream between Troy and Lansingburg, N. Y. 

4 This should apparently'be March 25, 1680, when a patent was granted to 
Robert Sanders for " a certain parcell or piece of woodland Lyeing on the 
East side of the North. River above Albany to the South of Robert Sanders 
Farme or Bowery called by the Indyan name of Popqassick which s d Land 
as also a Small Island neare thereunto com [m] only knowne by the name 
of the whale fishing Island, was . . . purchased of the Native Indyan 
Proprietor 1 " 8 ." See Indian deed for this land on p. 27-28. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 151 

and dispose of the aforesaid piece of woodland lying on the south 
side of Piskawen kill, as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all lawful liens, claims and incumbrances and fur- 
ther nevermore to do, nor cause anything to be done, contrary hereto 
in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 19th of December 1681. 

ROBBERT SANDERSZ 

Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Jan Mangelse for a piece of 
woodland at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 
[140] On this day the 4th of March 168J appeared before their 
honors of the court of Albany the following Maquas chiefs, to wit, 
Rhode, sachem (Sakamaker) of the first Castle, Sagoddiochquisax 
of the second Castle and Todarasse who takes the place of 
Caniachkoo, his grandfather, deceased, who in accordance with the 
declaration of the Maquas sachems to the proposition made the 2d 
of this month, declared that out of good friendship and affection 
they granted, conveyed and made over by way of gift to Jan Man- 
gelse a certain piece of woodland on which some bushes (Stravellen) 
stand, lying near Canastagioene on the other side of the river, ex- 
tending up the river, beginning from the uppermost end of Ryk 
Claese's land where the tree is marked with the mark of Harme 
Vedder and Barent Ryndertse and stretches along the river over a 
certain kill named by them Otskondaraogoo, which they also to- 
gether with the water course convey to him, and further on to a 
large black bark oak tree, on which the mark of the grantors and 
the mark or name of Jan Mangelse have been put, and stretches 
northward up into the woods so far as said Jan Mangelse or his 
heirs shall have occasion to use the same whether for arable or pas- 
ture land as he shall think best; which they, the grantors, do free 
and unincumbered as they have possessed the same, with all appur- 
tenances and dependencies thereto belonging, giving him herewith 
full power to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land and kill 
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, relin- 
quishing said land henceforth now and forever, conveying the same 
fully to the said Jan Mangelse, his heirs, successors or assigns, 



152 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

promising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, with or without legal process. Thus done 
and confirmed with our signatures on the date above written in 
Albany. 

The mark X of Todarasse, made 
with his own hand. The snake. 
In presence of us : The mark X of Rhode, made with 

Corn, van Dyck his own hand. A woman. 

Dirck Wesselsc The mark X of Sagoddiochquisax; 

Joh s . Provoost made with his own hand. The Sun. 

Jan J ansc Bleecker Interpreted by Aern t . Cornelise Viele. 
In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Claes van Boeckhoven for a 
piece of woodland at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 
[141] On this 4th day of March 168^ the following Maquase 
chiefs [appeared] in presence of the court of Albany, to wit, Rhode, 
sachem of the first Castle, Saggoddiochquisax of the second Castle 
and Todovasse, whose grandfather was Caniachkoo, also of the 
first Castle, acting in the name of the whole Maquas nation, who 
declared that they had granted to Claes van Boekhooven x certain 
privileges in addition to [those set forth in the deed of] purchase 
of the land belonging to him, sold to Barent Ryndertse and Harme 
Vedder under date of the -yxir : 1667, 2 wherein it was stipulated 
that they should use the woodland with their neighbors as a pasture 
for their cattle. But now they declare that they grant and convey 
to him, Claes van Boekhoven, and to those who acquired his right 
or participate therein, the woodland and meadow (vly) lying north- 
wards within the limits of the two trees marked with the mark of 
Bar 1 . Rynderse and Harme Vedder, to cultivate, plant, pasture and 
use the same as he or they may see fit, only reserving the right of 
the Maquas to have free wood and hunting there without contradic- 
tion ; conveying and making over said land in true and lawful owner- 
ship to said Claes van Boekhooven and his associates or participants, 
their heirs and successors forever, wholly relinquishing all claims 



1 Also referred to as Claes Jansen van Boekhoven, and Claes de Braebander. 

2 No record of this Indian deed is found, nor does there seem to he any 
record of the patent of May 19, 1671, to Harmen Vedder and Barent Reynd- 
ertsen, referred to in the deed from the latter to Claes van Boeckhoven 
and Ryck Claessen, October 31, 1677, for which see Early Records of Albany, 
1 : 166-67. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 I53 

on said woodland and meadow (vley) excepting only firewood and 
free hunting as above specified, promising in their capacity aforesaid 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Thus 
done and confirmed with our signatures in Albany on the day 
aforenamed. 

The mark of X Todorasse, made 
In presence of us : with his own hand. The snake. 

Corn, van Dyck The mark of X Sagoddiochquisax. 

Dirck Wesselsz The sun. 

J oh: Provoost The mark of X Rode, made with his 

Jan Jansz Bleeckcr own hand. Is a woman. 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 
Interpreted by Aern t . Corn : Viele. 

Lease of land at Catskill from Cornells van Dyck, husband and 
guardian of the widow of Silvester Salisbury, to Andries 
Jansen and Hendrick Jansen 

[142] On this 23d day of March 168^, appeared before me, Ro*. 
Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and 
Schinnechtady, etc., and the afternamed witnesses, Mr Cornells 
van Dyk, husband and guardian of Elisabeth Beek, late widow of 
Capt. Silvester Salisbury, of the one side, and Andries Janse, eld- 
est son of Jan Thomase, and Hendrik Janse, his brother, of the 
other side, who declared that in all love and friendship they had 
contracted and agreed with each other about the hire of his, 
van Dyk's, just half of and claim to the arable land at Catskill 
held jointly with Marte Gerritse, 1 in form and manner following, 
to wit: 

1 The said Mr Cornells van Dyck acknowledges that he has 
leased and Andries and Hendrik Janse aforenamed that they have 
hired of him his half of the arable land lying in Katskill, con- 
sisting of the half of two flats, viz, the first where Ger*. Teunise 
lives and the second called Potick, and that for the time of ten suc- 
cessive years which shall begin on the first of May 1682 and end 
the first of May 162, new style. 

2 The lessee may cultivate, plant and sow said land during the 
term of said lease to his profit. 



1 Cf. Deed from Catskill and Mahikan Indians, July 8, 1678. 



154 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

3 In case of a general war, which may God avert, the damage 
shall fall wholly upon the lessor during the first eight years, but 
if the lessor shall bear the risk for the last two years also, then the 
lessee shall pay rent or hire for said land according to the decision 
of two impartial persons, always with the understanding that it 
shall be left to the lessee's choice to bear the risk, in which case 
he shall be free from rent; furthermore, other accidents such as 
fire, etc. shall be wholly at the risk of the lessee. 

4 The lessor shall deliver upon the said land, four milch cows 
and four draught horses, to wit, three mares and one stallion, one- 
half the increase of which shall belong to each party but so soon 
as there shall be an increase of eight cows, the lessor's half, to wit, 
four cows, shall remain with the first delivered cows, making the 
[143] number of eight milch cows, the half of the increase of which 
the parties shall thereafter receive ; which number as likewise the 
horses shall be delivered up at the end of the lease. 

5 The lessee shall not be permitted to sow more than forty 
skipples of winter wheat the last year, one-half of which shall be 
the lessor's and the remaining half he or the following lessee shall 
have at the valuation placed upon it by impartial persons ; he, the 
lessee, shall also have no right to sell, remove or carry away any in- 
crease of the horses or cattle without consent of the lessor. 

6 As rental of the said land, the said And s . and Hendrik Janse, 
at the end of ten years, shall deliver a proper dwelling house 
of twenty-two and a half feet square, covered with shingles and 
having a stone cellar as large as the house, which house shall be 
delivered over, glass, roof, floor, and wall, tight; likewise a barn 
of fifty-two and a half feet long and as wide as the barn which 
Marte Gerritse has built there which they shall deliver over in 
substantial and good repair as to wall and roof; with a proper 
protecting fence about the arable land, that is to say about the 
half of the nearest land, according to the judgment of impartial 
persons ; likewise to plant an orchard which must consist of two 
hundred fruit trees, but the lessor is holden to furnish the trees, 
which they at the end of the lease must deliver over in a good 
fence; also a good fence about the homestead; in like manner as 
a yearly quit rent 25 pounds of butter to commence in May 
1683. 

7 The lessees shall cut and dig out all the useless trees and 
stumps of the nearest land which may in any way hinder the 
plowing and planting. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 155 

8 It is further stipulated that the lessees shall have the half of 
the land of Potick during the aforenamed term of the lease, for 
which they shall pay to the lessor yearly the quantity of fifty skip- 
pies of wheat or a hundred skipples of maize at the option of the 
lessees, but if the lessees do not desire to hold said land Potek any 
longer they shall be released from this obligation. 

[144] For the performance and execution of the aforesaid con- 
ditions the lessees bind their persons and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the 
authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 

Thus done in the presence of Mr Jan Janse Bleecker and Jacob 
Sanders Glenn, called as witnesses hereto, in Albany on the date 
above written. 

CORNELIS VAN DYCK 

Testes: Andries Janse 

Jan Janss Bleecker Hendrick Jansen 

Jacob Sand: Glen 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from William Loveridge, senior, to Jacob Staas for two 
houses and lots in Albany 
[145] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr William Loveridge, senior, 
hatter, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Jacob Staas 
certain, the grantor's, two houses and lots standing and lying here 
in Albany, between the town hall (Stadthuys) and the house of 
Cornet Pieter Schuyler ; the large house is in breadth in front on the 
street forty wood feet, three and a half inches, and in the rear at 
the end of the lot of the small house thirty wood feet, and in the 
rear on the river bank (strant) in breadth twenty-eight wood feet, 
and in length to the river bank, which house and lot are situated 
to the north of the town hall ; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance received by him from Pieter Jacobse Bors- 
boom on the 30th of September 1671, 1 to which reference is herein 
made; the adjoining house is in breadth on the street twenty- 
four wood feet, length back -fifty-five feet, breadth [in the rear] 



See Early Records of Albany, 1 :488-8q. 



I56 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

eight feet, which house and lot lies between the large house speci- 
fied above and Cornet Pieter Schuyler ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Arent Jacobse, 
dated the 8th of March 1 ' »— ^ : 1 it is to be noted also that the 
honorable grantor likewise grants his rights in a few feet of ground 
bought by P r . Jacobse Borsboom of Sander Leendertse, which is 
also comprehended herein, and extending likewise to the King's 
house [town hall] ; all free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power [146] to the aforenamed Jacob Staas, his 
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
two houses and lots as he could do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, this 17th of May 1682. 

William Loveridge 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond of Pieter Meussen Vrooman, husband of the widow of Ger- 
rit Jansen Stavast, to Hendrick Cuyler, attorney for the heirs 
of Michiel Lambertsen van Bree, for the payment of one hun- 
dred beavers in settlement of a debt due by said Stavast to 
Van Bree, Jacob Meussen Vrooman mortgaging his house as 
security ; with satisfaction of mortgage 

[147] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Mr Hendrik Cuyler, trader and 
resident here, who with Mr Abraham d'Peyster was made attorney 
at Haerlem in Holland of the heirs of Michiel Lambertse van Bree 
in a certain action of debt respecting some pieces of linen bought 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 : 178-79. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 157 

by Ger*. Janse Stavast there of said Van Bree, for which said 
Ger 1 . Janse Stavast on the 30th November 1661 gave a promis- 
sory note in the sum of fourteen hundred and thirty-one Carolus 
guilders, one stiver, at 40 Flemish groats the guilder, with interest 
at six per cent to the final and effectual payment thereof, on which 
said Van Bree obtained judgment in the year 1663 on the 27th of 
January, the aforesaid Ger 1 . Janse Stavast and his wife Volkje 
Pieterse being here in this country, where said Ger*. Janse Stavast 
died and the said Volkje' Pieterse, his widow a second time entered 
into wedlock with a certain Pieter Meuse Vrooman; the aforesaid 
judgment with power of attorney to the aforesaid Hend: Cuyler 
and Abraham d'Peyster having meanwhile arrived ' here, said at- 
torneys brought suit against the aforesaid Pieter Meuse by virtue 
of his marriage relation, but the matter being yet undecided, they 
have in love and friendship agreed and contracted together that 
the aforesaid Pieter Meuse Vrooman shall pay to the aforesaid 
Hend : Cuyler or order the sum of one hundred merchantable beav- 
ers or the just value thereof, whether in beavers, seawan, silver 
money, or wheat at market price, to be paid in four payments, each 
time a fourth part, to wit, anno 1682, in the month of September, the 
first: anno 1683 tne second and so on every year until the effectual 
payment thereof, and the last payment being made said Kuyler 
[148] promises said Pieter Meuse Vrooman or his assigns to put 
said promissory note and judgment in their hands and duly to re- 
lease him from all further claims ; for which payment of one hun- 
dred beavers aforenamed Jacob Meuse Vrooman constitutes him- 
self surety as principal debtor, for the aforenamed P r . Meuse 
Vrooman, promising all failures in the payment of the aforesaid 
sum which may happen to make good and pay as his own debt, for 
which he specially binds his, Jacob Meuse's, new house standing 
and lying here in Albany on the Coestraet (Cow street) between 
Hans Hendrix and Barent the miller's except that those who have 
any claims on said lot shall be preferred, the same being not yet 
fully paid for, and generally his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges; for security of which debt, and 
for the freeing of him from all harm, Peter Meuse Vrooman on 
the other hand pledges to his brother Jacob Meuse Vrooman 
specially and in the most permanent manner conveys and makes 
over all the movable goods mentioned in the inventory made by the 
sheriff under date of the 13th of May last by order of the court in 



I5o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the form of an attachment in the matter aforesaid, \vhi:h by four 
good men nominated by the court were appraised at ft*)! in beavers ; 
likewise he, Pieter Meuse Vrooman, pledges and fully conveys 
hereby to his brother Jacob Meuse Vrooman, all his account book, 
with all the outstanding debts and credits therein contained, without 
any reservation or exception whatever [149] but delivering over the 
same to him, Jacob Meuse, fully with the aforesaid inventory and 
the goods therein specified, together with all the effects and goods 
which he, P r . Meuse, may acquire, as well having as to have, noth- 
ing excepted, submitting the same in full ownership of Jacob Meuse 
Vrooman aforesaid, even as if they were his own patrimonial 
goods and effects, which transfer of said mentioned goods, books 
and other effects to be acquired shall be directed to the effectual 
payment of the aforenamed hundred beavers. Thus done without 
fraud, all honestly and in good faith with the consent of the said Mr 
Hend : Cuyler, P r . Meuse and Jacob Meuse Vrooman, an instru- 
ment hereof in debita forma is drawn up and executed within the 
town of Albany in Ameri:a on the 10th June 1682. 

Hendrick Coyler 
Cornells ran Dyck Pieter Meesen Vrooman 

Dirck Wesselsz Jacob Meesse Vroman 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Memorandum — that on the 17th August 1686 Hendrik Cuy- 
ler came before the secretary and declared that he had received 
full satisfaction and payment of the hundred beavers comprehended 
in the aforesaid instrument, to wit twenty-five beavers, being the 
first payment of P r . Meese Vroman and the remaining three pay- 
ments of seventy-five beavers in full of Jacob Meese Vrooman also 
mentioned as surety in said instrument, therefore freeing them, 
their heirs, executors and administrators, from all claims by these 
presents. In witness whereof signed with his own hand in Albany 
on the date above written. 

Hendrick Coyler 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 159 

Deed from Jan van Eps, representing the heirs of Maritje Damen, 
to Harmanus Burgersen for a garden without the town of 
Albany behind the old fort 

[150] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jan van Eps, son of Maritie 
Daeme, deceased, empowered by Ger 1 . Banker and Marte Cregier, 
also heirs of said Maritje Daeme and hereby declared that he 
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Harmanus Burgerse a certain gar- 
den lying without the town of Albany behind the old fort, adjoin- 
ing south by east the public road, to the west the pasture formerly 
belonging to Capt. Jan Cloet and now to Rob*. Sanders and Mynd*. 
Harmerise, 1 to the north the garden of Evert Luycasse close by lot 
No. 26, being in breadth five rods and in length seven rods ; which 
they, the grantors, do by virtue of the patent granted to Cornells 
van Ness, husband and guardian of the late Maritje Daeme, by 
the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls the 27th of April 1667, 2 
and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without his, the 
grantor's, having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowl- 
edging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Harmanus Burgerse, his heirs, suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid garden 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, prom- 
ising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor to cause anything to be done contrary hereto 



1 Probably a son of the well-known surgeon Harmen Myndertsen van den 
Bogaert. 

2 This was a confirmation of a grant by Director General Stuyvesant to 
Michiel Reyckersen for " another Lott and Garden, in the s d Town bounded 
by the south and East by the common waggon way west by the Plaine, & 
north by Jacob Clomps near to the Lott N°. 26 being in breadth five Rod & 
in length seaven Rod which s d Patent or Groundbriefe so graunted as afores d 
bearing date the 25° day of Octob. 1653 having been purchased by Hendrick 
Andriesen deceased & Cornelys van Nesse being marryed to Marritien 
Dameus [Damens] his widdow & Relict whereby the Title & Interest there- 
unto is devolved upon him." The first husband of Maritie Damen was Dirck 
van Eps. 



I60 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done 
in Albany, the 3d of July 1682. 

Jan Van Eps 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselss 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Harmanus Burgersen to Robert Sanders and Myndert 
Harmensen for a garden without the town of Albany, conveyed 
to him by the heirs of Marritje Damen 

[151] Appeared before me, Ro 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Air Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk 
Wessells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Harmanus Bor- 
gerse, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Robert 
Sanders and Myndert Harmense a certain garden lying without the 
town of Albany behind the old fort, adjoining southeast the public 
road, west the pasture formerly belonging to Capt. Jan Cloete 
and now to Ro*. Sanders and Mynd 1 . Harmense aforenamed, north 
the garden of Evert Luycasse, close by lot No. 26, being in breadth 
five rods and in length seven rods ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance received by him this day from the 
heirs of Maritje Daeme, deceased; and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any further 
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging himself to be paid and 
satisfied therefor the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Ro 4 . 
Sanders and Mynd*. Harmense, their heirs, successors, or assigns 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid garden as they could do 
with their own patrimonial estates and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
3d of July 1682. 

Cornells van Dyck This is the mark MB of Manus-. 

Dirck Wesselss Borgerse made with his own hand 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



DEEDS 1678-1704 l6l 

Deed from Esopus Indians to William Loveridge, senior, for land 
at Catskill 

[152] Appeared before us the undersigned magistrates of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc. the 
following Esopus Indians, owners of a certain parcel of land lying 
at Catskill, viz, Wannachquatin, an old Indian ; Mamanauchqua, 
a squaw, and her son Cunpwaen; and Usawanneek alias S[c]heele 
(Cross-eyed) Jacob, and Wanninmauwa, Taw-wequanis, Anna- 
neke, and Naktemoot, who declared that they granted, conveyed 
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Mr William Loveridge, senior, hatter, all their rights 
in a certain parcel of woodland lying at Catskill, extending from 
the mouth of the kill where his, Loveridge's, house and barn 
stand southward along the North alias Hudson's river to the mid- 
dle of the great bend {Imbocht) where the trees are marked W — 
and runs from the river up westward to where one comes to a 
fall on the Kaeters kill, named Qwatawichnaak, and so along the 
'east side of the Caeterskill to where the same empties into the 
Catskill and so along the Catskill to the house and barn of W m . 
Loveridge aforesaid and so to the great river; with all the kills, 
creeks, flats, appurtenances and dependencies thereof, excepting 
the arable land which said Loveridge bought of Jan Conell where- 
for a patent has already been granted, which they, the grantors, 
do by virtue of being the rightful proprietors and owners of the 
aforesaid lands, saving that they stipulate that Mahak Niminaw, 
sachem of Catskill, shall have when he comes home two pieces of 
duffel and six cans of rum; conveying said land free and unin- 
cumbered without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantors' having any further 
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that they have received 
therefor to their content the following goods in the presence of 
the court, to wit, three guns, three kettles, two pistols, three cov- 
erlets, three pieces of duffel, three pieces of strouding. three shirts, 
three pairs of stockings, ten fathoms of seawan half white and 
half black, two ankers of rum, two swords, three knives, three 
axes, six handfuls of powder, six bars of lead, three adzes, and a 
half cask of good beer, giving therefore full power to the afore- 
said W m . Loveridge, his heirs and successors, or his assigns, to 
do with and dispose of the aforesaid woodland, kills, creeks, etc. 
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promis- 
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 



l6? EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

trouble, claims and incumbrances which may arise either from 
Christians or Indians; and as Dirk Teunise Teunise 1 makes some 
claim to a piece of land within said limits lying on the point by 
the river called Uylespiegel's land, therefore, W m . Loveridge de- 
clares before the court that if he [Teunise] can make good his 
claim, he [Loveridge] will gladly yield it up, otherwise, if Dirk 
Teunise wishes to hold said land, he shall be bound to pay therefor 
pro rata as he [Loveridge] pays for the whole lot ; further the 
Indians declared that they nevermore would do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding themselves 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany in the court house 
on the 19th of July 1682 and subscribed by all the owners thus: 
Cornells van Dyck The mark X of Wannachquatin, 

Dirck Wesselsz the old indian 

The mark X of Mamanauchqua, the 

old squaw 
The mark X of Cu[n]pu\vae.\ 
The mark X of Usawanneek 
The mark X of Wanninmauwaa, a 

squaw 
The mark X of Taw-wequanis, a 

squaw 
The mark X of Annaneke, an 

Indian 
The mark X of Naktemoot, a squaw 
Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Gerrit Visbeeck to Thomas Davidtsen Kikebel for a 
house and lot opposite the church 
[154] Appeared before me Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, Gerrit Visbeek, who declared that he grants, 
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and 
for the behoof of Thomas Davidtse Kikebull a certain house and 
lot standing and lying in this place over against the church, next 
the house of Major Abraham Staas, which lot extends northward 
to the fence of said Staas and southward as broad as the house is 



1 Thus in the original. 



DEEDS I 6/8- I /O4 163 

long; the length is as far as the fence stands and as the patent 
mentions ; together with the garden over the town's palisades lying 
in the rear thereof as the same was inclosed ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the patent to his predecessor (voorsaet) 1 Jan 
Franse van Hoese, granted by the late Governor General Rich d . 
Nicolls, dated the nth of May 1667 , 2 to which reference is herein 
made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledg- 
ing himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Thomas Davidtse Kikebull, his heirs, successors, or 
assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot and garden as 
he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 1st of August 1682. 

Gerret Visbeeck 
Cornells van Dyek 
Dirck Wessclsz 

In my presence. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 This would seem to indicate that Gerrit Visbeeck married Van Hoesen's 
widow, Volkje Juriaens. Cf. Early Records of Albany, 1:411. 

2 May 11, 1667, Jan Fransen van Hoesen received a confirmatory patent for 
two lots of ground at Albany, one " having to the South and West sides the 
waggon way to the North Hendrick Jansen Westerkamp and to the East 
a certain way that goes between the Garden and the Lott conteyning in 
breadth before towards the way four Rod, & six foot and behind five Rod 
and five foot. In length on the North side eleaven Rod, two foot and on the 
South tenn Rod nine foot," granted to him April 23, 1652, and the other 
" a certain Lott of Ground and Garden lying in the Towne aforemenconed 
towards the River to the East of the Lott where his House stands having 
on the North side Hendrick Westercamps on the West, East, & South the 
Common highway being in breadth on the West side three Rod and five 
foot and on the East three Rod eight foot and a halfe, in length on the 
North, & South seaven Rod, three foot and a halfe on each side," granted 
to him by patent dated October 25, 1653. Both lots were apparently in what 
is known as the Exchange block, on the northeast corner of State street 
and Broadway. See diagrams in Munsell's Collections, 4:iQ.S. The town's 
palisades, mentioned in the deed, refer to the stockade on the river side. 



I04 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Anna Wymans Kikebel, attorney for her husband, 
Thomas Davidtsen Kikebel, to Dirck Bensing for a house and 
lot opposite the church in Albany, conveyed to her husband by 
Gerrit Visbeeck 

[155] Appeared before me Rob'. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Madam Anna Kikebull, wife of 
Thomas Davidts Kikebull, who showed a power of attorney from 
her husband of date the 2ist of July 1682, written by the notary 
public \Y m . Bogardus, whereby she was authorized to convey to 
Dirk Bensing a certain house and lot, in virtue of which she declared, 
etc., that she granted and made over to and for the behoof of said 
Dirk Bensing a certain house and lot standing and lying in this place 
over against the church next the house of Major Abraham Staets, 
which lot extends northward to the fence of said Staets and south- 
ward in breadth' as the house is long, in length as far as the fence 
stands and as the patent mentions, together with the garden over 
the town's palisades lying in the rear thereof, as the same was in- 
closed : which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance 
received by her husband this day from Ger*. Visbeek, to which ref- 
erence is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), 
without the grantor, in the capacity aforesaid, having any further 
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging herself to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Dirk Ben- 
sing to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances 
according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding herself thereto 
as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 1st of August 1682. 
Cornells van Dyck Anna Wymans alias Kikebel 1 

Dirck Wessehz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 She was a daughter of Domine Gideon Schaets ; see E. B. O'Callaghan, 
History of New Xethcrland. 2 068. 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 165 

Mutual release between Pieter Davidsen Schuyler, husband of 
the widow of Gerrit van Schaick, and Annetje Lievens, widow 
of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick, of all claims and demands 
growing out of said Gerrit van Schaick's interest in his father's 
and mother's estates 

[156] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady and in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Peter Davidtse Schuyler, husband 
and guardian of his wife Alida van Slichtenhorst, late widow of Ger 1 . 
van Schayk, deceased, son of Goose Gerritse, deceased, by his first 
wife, who declared that he was fully paid and satisfied by Annetje 
Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse, deceased, for all dues and 
claims by virtue of inheritance and bequest to which his prede- 
cessor, Gerrit van Schayk, was entitled out of his father's estate (he 
having received his mother's inheritance during his lifetime), there- 
fore releasing the aforesaid widow, Annetie Lievens, her heirs or 
successors, from all claims and demands on account of his prede- 
cessor's (voorsaets) father's or mother's estate, fully relinquishing 
hereby all interest therein and on the other hand the widow An- 
netje Schayk declares that she has received full satisfaction from P r . 
Davidtse Schuyler for all claims and demands which she made 
against his predecessor Geri. van Schayk, the same being fully settled 
and liquidated from the beginning of the world to this date. Done 
in Albany without craft or guile on this 7th of August 1682. 
Marten Gcrtscn Pieter Daevitsen 

Cornelis van Dyck Annetge Lievens 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Annetje Lievens, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van 
Schaick, to Anthony van Schaick for her farm on Cohoes island 

[157] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, Annetie Lievens, widow of the late Goose 
Gerritse van Schayk, who declared that she grants, conveys and 
makes over in true, rightful and free ownership hereby in real and 
actual possession to and for the behoof of Anthony Goosense van 
Schayk, her, the grantor's farm lying on the island of Cahoos and all 
her rights therein, as well lands, house, barn and ricks, as all her 



l66 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

rights in the lands which lie above the fourth spruyt} excepting the 
farm of Harmen Lievese, the farm of Jan van Xess, the farm of 
Barent Albertse Bratt, the farm of Geurt Hendrix, the farm of Jan 
Jacobse van Noorstrant and the farm of Roeloff Gerritse, which she, 
the grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted jointly to Phil: 
Pieterse Schuyler and her husband, deceased, by the late Governor 
General Francois Lovelace, of date the 30th of March 1672, 2 of 
which Phil : Schuyler's half was conveyed to her, the grantor, on the 
[2th of July 1681, to which reference is herein made; and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging herself to be paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Anth . 
van Schayk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid farm, houses, barn, rick, and other lands lying 
over the fourth spruyt to her, the grantor, heretofore belonging, 
together with all rights and privileges mentioned in the aforenamed 
patent given to Phillip Schuyler and Goose Gerritse Schayk, de- 
ceased, of date the 30th of March 1672 (excepting the six farms of 
the aforesaid six persons) as he could do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to 
law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything, to be done 
contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of August 1682. 

Annetge Lievens 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselss 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Anthony van Schaick to Sybrant van Schaick and 
Pieter Schuyler for a piece of meadow land at Half Moon 
[158] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady. etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction. Anthony Goosense van Schayk who 



1 Literally " sprout," referring to a branch or fork of the Mohawk river. 

2 See note on p. 132. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 167 

declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of his brother Zybrant van 
Schayk and Pieter Schuyler a certain meadow [vlye Lants] lying 
in the Halve Maen, 1 between the kill which separates the land of 
Jan Jacobse and Roeloff Gerritse and the Modder kill, 2 having to 
the west the common woods and to the east the fence of Jan van 
Ness, Harme Livese, Barent Albertse Bratt and Geurt Hendrix, 
together with the woodland lying between the aforenamed two kills 
for a range for their cattle with others living there, also free range 
for their cattle in the woods westward and northward, on con- 
dition that Jan van Ness, Harme Lievese, Barent Albertse Bratt 
and Geurt Heyndrix shall also have free range for their cattle in 
the woods according to their [bill of] purchase or contract with 
Annetje Levens, widow of Goose Gerritse, deceased ; which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of a certain conveyance received by him to- 
day from Annetje Levens, widow of Goose Gerritse van Schayk, de- 
ceased, to which reference is herein made, and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any further 
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging himself to be paid and 
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Sybrant 
Goosense van Schayk and Pieter Schuyler, their heirs, successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid meadow as they 
could do with their own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law, and further nevermore to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 24th of August 1682. 

Antony van Schaick 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

N. B. So far liquidated as to the conveyance money (Transp 1 .. 
gelt). 



1 Half Moon; about 15 miles north of Albany. 

2 Literally, " Mud kill," now called Mudder kil 



l68 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale between Pieter Bosie and Jan Jacobsen Gar- 
denier for land on the south side of Kinderhook creek together 
with Bosie's cattle and household effects 

[159] Appeared before me, Ro l . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence 
of the afternamed magistrates, Peter Bosie of the one side and Jan 
Jacobse Gardenicr of the other side, who declared that they had con- 
tracted with each other respecting the purchase of his, P 1 ". Bosie's 
land and property in manner following : 

First, P r . Bosie acknowledges that he has sold to Jan Jacobse Gar- 
denier, and Jan Jacobse that he has bought of him, all his, Peeter 
Bosie's, rights in the land which he bought of Ger 1 . Jacobse, con- 
sisting of a large flat whereof a part is inclosed and a small flat of 
about two morgens, lying at Kinderhoek, on the south side of the 
Kinderhoek kill, together with all his horses, cattle, farming tools, 
household furniture, etc., according to inventory thereof made by 
Jacob Abr: Vosburgh, constable, and Jochem Lambertse, nothing 
in the world excepted or reserved excepting his winter wheat raised 
this year, one ox, two hogs and the clothing and bedding of him- 
self and wife and children, with an empty chest, but all the rest, 
Jan Jacobs has bought of P r . Bosie; which land and movable goods 
shall be at once delivered over to the buyer, for which the buyer 
promises to pay the seller the quantity of three hundred good, mer- 
chantable beaver skins reckoned at 8 gl. apiece, in 4 instalments, 
each time a just fourth part, to wit, seventy-five beavers in the 
summer of 1683, seventy-five beavers in the summer of 1684, 
seventy-five beavers in the summer of 1685, and the last fourth part 
being seventy-five beavers in the summer of 1686, which aforenamed 
300 beavers the buyer can pay in silver, wheat, seawan, peas or 
boards, all according to the just value of a merchantable beaver of 
1 14 lb. Dutch, and if the buyer deliver boards he shall be holden to 
deliver the same in the summer on the river bank that they may be 
transported in boats, always with the understanding that the same 
must be good salable inch boards, and a boat load be delivered at a 
time and if he deliver beavers, silver, seawan. wheat, or peas, he 
shall be holden to deliver the same here in this place, all according to 
the just value of a beaver, but shall have respite till December 1683, 
1684, JoSs, 1686, every time a just fourth part of the aforesaid pur- 
chase money. 

And as the seller has so far no conveyance for the aforesaid land, 
Mr Jan van Loon, mastersmith of this place, binds himself that 
said land shall be conveyed [160] free and unincumbered on the 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 169 

last payment and for the payment of said three hundred beavers Jan 
Jacobse Gardenier hereby specially binds the aforenamed land con- 
sisting of two flats, his house and sawmill and gristmill, together 
with his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges for the payment without loss or costs 
of said 300 beavers. Done in Albany without craft or guile in 
presence of Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis- 
trates called as witnesses hereto, on the 2d of October Anno Domini 
1682. 

The mark X of P 1 '. Bosie, made with his 

own hand. 
Marten Gertsen Jan Jacobse Gaardenier 

Cornelis van Dyck Jan van Loon 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Bond of Pieter Bosie to Robert Livingston for the payment of 
128 skipples of wheat 

[161] Appeared before us, Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Corn s . van 
Dyk, magistrates of the jurisdiction of Albany, colony of Rensel- 
aerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., Pieter Bosie, who declared himself 
to be honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Robert Livingston 
in the quantity of one hundred and twenty-eight skipples- of wheat 
growing out of merchandise received and money advanced to his 
satisfaction, for a portion of which, to wit, one hundred and twenty- 
five skipples of wheat, 15 stivers, he has already given an obligation 
of date the 8th of March i68i, which quantity of one hundred and 
twenty-eight skipples of wheat the subscriber [promises to pay] to 
the aforesaid Ro 1 . Livingston, his heirs, successors, or assigns, in 
the time of one month ; for which the subscriber specially binds two 
piles of wheat standing on the land that he today sold to Jan 
Jacobse and if said two piles of wheat shall not cover the amount 
then the first payment on his land sold shall be said Ro f . Livingston's 
security for the final and effectual payment of said 128 skipples of 
wheat ; furthermore the subscriber binds his person and estate, real 
and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the 
same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges to 
secure the payment without loss or costs. Done in Albany the 2d 
of October 1682. 

Marten Gertsen The mark X of P r . Bosie, made with his 

Cornelis van Dyck own hand. 



1J0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Joachim Staets, attorney for Cornelis Steenwyck, to 
Jacob Tyssen van der Heyden for a lot on Jonker street at 
Albany 

[162] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleecker, 
magistrates of the same- jurisdiction, Mr Jochim Staats, attorney 
for Mr Cornelis Steenwyk, as appears by power of attorney dated 
July 1, 1682, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes 
over to and for the behoof of Jacob Tyse van d r . Heyden a certain 
lot lying here in Albany whereon stood a certain house burnt down 
in November 1681, which said Jacob Tyse bought of Mr Steen- 
wyk at vendue, the lot lying on Jonker street, on which Teunis 
vander Poel is now building a house; having to the south and west 
the streets, to the north the house and lot of Hendrick Rooseboom, 
to the east the house of Jeronimus Wendel, in breadth in front 
on the street toward the south two rods, six feet and two inches, 
and in the rear two rods and three feet, in length on the east five 
rods, ten feet and four inches and toward the west on the street 
five rods and nine feet, Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jan 
Thomase, of date of the 14th of June 1678, 1 to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor, in the capacity aforesaid, having any further claim 
in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plcnam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jacob Tyse van 
der Heyden, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law pro- 
vided therefor. 
Done in Albany, the 4th of October 1682. 

Joachim Staets 
Cornelis van Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:185-6, where by mistake the name 
Mingael has been supplied, instead of Witbeck. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 171 

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, attorney for Barent 
Ryndersen, deceased, to Jochim Staets for a house and lot on 
Jonker street at Albany 

[163] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the afternamed magistrates of Albany, etc., Mr Cornelis 
van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, the worthy Adriaen Gerritse 
van Papendorp in the capacity of special attorney for Barent 
Rynderse, deceased, to grant, convey and make over as by virtue 
of his capacity aforenamed he does hereby grant, convey and make 
over to Air Jochim Staats, son-in-law of said Barent Ryndertse, 
deceased, a house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on 
Jonker street, where he, Staats, at present dwells, having to the 
west Ger*. Banker, to the east the house belonging to Annetje van 
Shayk and to the north the street, 1 being in breadth in front on 
the street two rods, four feet and a half and in the rear on the 
south side the same ; length on the east and west sides ten rods 
and nine feet Rhineland measure ; in like manner the attorney of 
Bar. 1 Rynderse conveys to Jochim Staets a garden lying on the 
Plain (Pleyn), being five rods square to the south of Harme Ved- 
ders and to the west Jan Hendrix Bruyn ; which he, the grantor, 
in his capacity of attorney of Bar 1 . Ryndertse does by virtue of the 
patent granted to Barent Ryndertse by the late Governor General 
Rich d . Nicolls under date of the 30th of April 1667, to which refer- 
ence is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging that he has full power and authority to 
make over said house, lot and garden as above said, therefore giving 
plcnam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Mr 
Jo him Staats, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house, lot and garden as he could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 



1 belcndende ten westen Ger*. Banker ten oostcn 't huys toebehoorende 
Annetje van Shayk; & ten noorden 's heere S tract; which seems to be 
correctly translated as above, though the patent of April 30, 1667, confirming 
the conveyance of July 17, 1659, from Barent Meyndersen to Barent Reynder- 
sen, reads: "being to the west of Gerrit Bancker, and to the East of Rutger 
Jacobsen." omitting the reference to the street. See also Early Records of 
Albany, 1 1250, for conveyance of July 17, 1659. 



17- EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 4th of 
October 1682. 

Cornells van Dyck Adriaen Gerretsen Papendurp 

Jan Jansz BUcckc* 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretory 

Deed from John De Lavall, administrator of the estate of Capt. 
Thomas De Lavall, to Jacobus van den Bulke, attorney of 
Pieter van den Bulke, confirming earlier deed from Thomas 
De Lavall to Daniel De Hondecoutre, agent of Pieter van 
Bulke, for two houses and a lot on Jonker street at Albany 
[165] Appeared before me Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Air Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johan 
Janse Bleker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr John De 
Lavall, in capacity of executor 1 of his father Capt. Tho : De Lavall, 
deceased, in consequence of letters of administration to him granted 
by Capt. Anth°. Brockholes, commander-in-chief, of date the 25th 
of July 1682, who declared that he confirmed a certain conveyance 
of a house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, which by his 
late father was granted to Mr Daniel d'Hondecoutre, agent of Mr 
Peter van den Bulke, trader, at Leyden in Holland, under date of 
the 1st of August 1673, 2 t0 aR d for the behoof of Jacobius van 
Bulke in capacity as substitute for Johan van Twist, attorney of 
Mr Peter van den Bulke aforenamed, which substitution was ap- 
proved by said Mr Peter van den Bulke at Leyden on the 30th of 
April 1682, as per instrument thereof shown to me, the secretary; 
which said house stands on Jonker street between the house of 
Peter Meuse Yroman and the house at present o cupied by Joseph 



1 Executcur. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :95. The diagrams of lots on the south 
side of State street between Broadway and Green street, in Munsell's Col- 
lections, 4:187, identify this house and lot with the property conveyed on 
July 4, 1658, by Pieter Hartgers to Johannes YVithart and for which YVithart 
received a confirmatory patent on October 28, 1667. Though there is ap- 
parently no record of any conveyance from YVithart to Thomas De Lavall, 
the identity of the property seems to be borne out by the statement in the 
deed of July 4, 1658, that Hartgers conveys to YVithart the house " which 
the grantor built on a part of the lot granted to him on April 23. 1652," and 
the reference in the deed from Pieter Meesen Yrooman to Frederic Phillipse, 
May 9. 1676, to the " house that Mr. De Laval owned, and that Pieter Hart- 
gers caused to be built." See Mortgages. 1 .'304-5 ; and Early Records of 
Albany, 1 : 124-25. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 I73 

Yetts, 1 to the south the Rutten kill, to the north the street, to- 
gether with the addition of the small house built on said lot next 
the large house by Capt. Tho : De Lavall ; all which the subscriber, 
in capacity aforesaid, conveys to the aforenamed Jacobus van den 
Bulke, to be deducted from the money which Capt. Tho : De La- 
vall, deceased, owed to Daniel d'Hondecoutre, agent for Mr 
Peter van den Bulke, being appraised by two good men, chosen by 
both parties, to wit, Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Rich' 1 . Pretty at 
the sum of one hundred and fifty-five beavers ; all of which is 
granted and made over in consequence of a patent thereof, 2 and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
the least claim thereon, acknowledging that he has conveyed said 
house and lot with their appurtenances for said consideration of 
a reduction of moneys, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Mr Jacobus van den Bulke, at- 
torney for Mr Peter van den Bulke, his father, or his assigns, to 
do with and dispose of the aforesaid two houses and lot as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law, and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
9th of October 1682. 3 

John De Lavall 
Cornells van Dyck Executor of my father, 

Jan Jansz Bleecker Thomas De Lavall 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Joseph Yates. 

2 No record is found of any patent to Thomas De Lavall for a lot on State 
street. The statement may refer therefore to the patent to Johannes Withart 
of October 28, 1667, mentioned in the preceding note. 

3 December 24, 1684, Governor Thomas Dongan granted a confirmatory 
patent to " Jacobus Vanderbulke " for this house and lot, which are described 
as " scituated to the West of Peiter Meiussen To the East of the house of 
Joseph Jeats bounded from the street to the Kill or Creeke commonly 
called by the name of Rutts Kill being in breadth by the street thirty nine 
foot and eight inches and behind the said Kill four Rood It being with a 
triangle behind the house and Lott of Joseph Jeaths." 



174 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Jannetje, widow of Thomas Powell, to Anthony 
Lespinard for a lot in Albany 
[167] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk W'es- 
sells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jannetie, widow of 
Thomas Pawel, who declared that she grants, conveys and makes 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Anthony Lespinard a certain lot lying here in Albany over against 
the house of Jacob Janse van Xoorstrant, having to the east the lot 
of Frederik Phillips, to the west the lot heretofore belonging to Jan 
Dareth and now to Mr Cornelis van Dyk, to the south the lot of 
Adriaen Gerritse and to the north the street, in length east and west 
six rods and in breadth south and north three rods; which she, the 
grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to her by the late 
Governor General Francis Lovelace under date of the 30th of 
May 1673, 1 an d that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging herself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Anth . Lespinard, his heirs, suc- 
cessors or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as 
he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding herself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 20th of February i68f. 

, This is the mark X of Jaxxetje Pawells, 
Cornells van Dyck made with her own hand. 

Dirck U 7 essels3 In my presence. 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Contract of sale between Anthony van Schaick and Harmen 

Jansen Knickerbacker for a piece of land at Half Moon 

[168 and 169 blank; 170] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, 

secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, 

etc., Anth . van Schaik of the one side and Harme Janse Kinneker- 



Xo record of this patent is found. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 175 

backer of the other side, who declared that they had contracted and 
agreed with each other in love and friendship, in manner following: 
Anth°. van Shayk acknowledges that he has sold and Harme 
Janse Kinneker Backer that he has bought of him a piece of arable 
land at the north or upper end of the Halve Maen 1 over against 
the Skachkook 2 path, being bounded by a little kill on the south 
side and likewise by a little kill on the north side, to the east the 
river, and to the west the high woods, 3 the grantee to have two 
hundred paces above the heights next the woods to be fenced in and 
furthermore free range for his cattle, with the persons living in 
the Halve Maen ; for which piece of arable land and the privileges 
aforesaid Harme Janse Kinneker Backer promises to pay to Anth . 
van Schayk the quantity of thirty good salable beaver skins, to be 
paid in the three following years, every time a just third part, to 
wit, ten bea\ers in January i68f, ten beavers in January 168.5 
and the last ten beavers in January 1 68 1 ; on the last payment the 
seller promises to deliver a proper conveyance of the aforesaid land, 
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right) ; with which the 
contracting parties acknowledge they are content, binding for the 
execution of these presents their persons and estates, real and 
personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the 
same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
Done in Albany, in presence of Gabriel Thomson and Mr Abraham 
van Tricht called as witnesses hereto, the nth of December 1682. 
Antony van Schaick 
Hermen Jansen van Wyekycbacker 4 
Gabriell Tomasen 
Abram van Tricht, chirurgeon 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Half Moon ; about 15 miles north of Albany. 

2 Schaghticoke. 
S 'T hooge boss. 

4 This signature, though written in a neat and legible hand, is apparently 
imperfect. In an indenture from Anthony van Schaick to Harmen Jansen 
for land at Half Moon, dated February 26, 169S, in Deeds, 4:94-96, the 
grantee is repeatedly referred to as " Harme Janse Knickerbacker van Wye," 
and the original, according to the record, was signed " Harme Janse Knicker- 
backer van Wyye." In an action for debt by Hermen Jansen Kinnekerbacker 
against Mews Hogeboom, in Proceedings of Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, 
P- 535. the plaintiff is spoken of as " Harmen Jansen van Bommel." Bommel 
is supposed to stand for Zalt-Bommel in the province of Gelderland, but 
may possibly refer to Den Bommel, on the island of Over-Flakkee, in the 
province of South Holland. 



Ij6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond and mortgage of Jacob Meussen Vrooman, husband and 
guardian of Elisabeth de Lint, to the deacons of the Reformed 
Church 

[171] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wes- 
sells, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Meuse Yroman, 
husband and guardian of his wife Elisabeth d'Lint. who declared 
that he was honestly and truely indebted and in arrears to the 
honorable diaconate of the Reformed Church here in the sum of 
one hundred and twenty pounds Boston money, of which said sum 
he. the subscriber, now acknowledges the receipt from P r . Schuyler 
and Albert Rykman, deacons, in the following specie, to wit, two 
hundred and eighty-two heavy pieces of eight each weighing a 
French crown, amounting to eighty-four pounds, twelve shillings ; 
item, one hundred and ninety-four Boston shillings, being nine 
pounds and fourteen shillings, and in quarter guilders and pieces 
of eight twenty-five pounds and fourteen shillings ; on this con- 
dition that he return said sum to the diaconate in the same 
specie, or failing of the same, in Boston money, in the space of 
two years, paying eight per cent [interest] yearly but if he pays 
the same or a part of the same earlier, then he shall be holden to 
pay interest at the same rate until the time of the full payment 
up to the last penny ; always with the understanding that the whole 
sum with the interest thereon must be paid in the stipulated time 
of two years; for which payment of said sum of £120 Boston 
money the subscriber specially binds the two payments on his 
farm sold, lying at Schinnechtady, bought by Claes Laurense 1 
Purmerent for the sum of five hundred and forty beavers to be 
paid within the next five years, each year one hundred beavers 
and the 40 beavers in the sixth year; likewise his house and lot 
wherein he dwells here in Albany between Jan Salomonse and the 
house of Hans Heyndrix ; and generally his person and estate, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting 
the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges 
to secure the payment without costs or loss. Thus done in Albany 
without fraud or deceit on the 2d of February i68f. 
Cornells van Dyck Jacob Meesce Yroman 

Dirck Wesselsz 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



Professor Pearson here supplies the name Van der Volgen. 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 177 

Memorandum. On Dec. 21, 1688, this special bond was canceled 
and another in English given in the sum of two hundred and 
forty-seven heavy pieces of eight as per said instrument is to be 
seen. 

Gerit Reyer 
Elbert Tunusen 1 
Deacons 

Bond and mortgage of Andries Albertsen Bratt to Willem Ketel- 

heyn 

[172] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, And s . Albertse Bratt, who declared 
that he was honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to W m . 
Ketelheyn, in the sum of eight hundred and fifteen guilders, six 
stivers and eight pennies, seawan, growing out of tavern expenses 
incurred as well in his, W[ille]m's, predecessor's (Storm: v: d r . 
Zee) 2 time as in his own time, which aforenamed sum of fl.8i5:6:8 
seawan, the subscriber promises to pay in the time of one year from 
the date hereof, to wit, the just half thereof next summer and the 
other half in the month of March i68|, for which the subscriber 
specially binds his half [interest in the] sawmill with the kill 3 and 
the rights and privileges thereof, standing and lying between the 
farm of Phil : P : Schuyler and the farm of P r . van Woggelum, Ju r ., 
together with his person and estate, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of 
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, for the recovery of the debt 
without loss or costs. 

Thus done in Albany without fraud or deceit on the 5th of March 
i68f. 

This is the mark AB of And s . Albertse 
Cornells van Dyck 

Dirck Wesselsz Bratt, made with his own hand. 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



1 This name may also be read " Ebbert Tunusen," and is probably intended 
for Egbert Teunisen. 

2 Willem Ketelheyn married Hilletje, the widow of Storm Albertsen van 
der Zee. 

3 The Poesten kill? See deeds from Sweer Teunissen van Velsen to Pieter 
Pietersen van Woggelum and from Juriaen Teunissen Tappen to Philip 
Schuyler, on p. 44 and 52 of this volume, and note on p. 129 of v. 1 of 
Early Records of Albany. 



1/8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from the constables of Albany, as administrators of the 
estate of Hendrick Gerritsen, to Jean Rosie for a lot in Albany 
[173] Appeared before me, Rob f . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, et:., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, mag- 
istrates of said jurisdiction, the worthy Jacob Sanderse Glen, 
Rob'. Sanders and Albert Rykman, constables, in the capacity of 
administrators of the estate of Hendrik Gerritse, 1 who declared 
that they granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of Jean Rosie a part of a lot 
lying next to his house to the south, over against the house of 
\Y m . Ketelheyn, being in breadth in front on the street ten feet 
and in length thirty feet, that is to his stable, all Rhineland meas- 
ure ; which the grantors do by virtue of the conveyance to Hendrik 
Gerritse aforesaid given by Jacob Janse van Xoorstrant dated the 
13th of January 1679-80, and that free and unincumbered, with- 
out any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantors in the capacity aforesaid mak- 
ing any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that they 
have been fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to 
the aforesaid Jean Rosie, his heirs, successors and assigns, to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid part of a lot as he might do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 7th of 
April 1683. 

Jacob Sand : Glen 
Cornells van Dyck Robbert Sanders 

Dirck Wesselsz Albert Ryckman 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Dirck Wesselsen and Gerrit Teunissen to Omy La 
Grange for a parcel of land on the east side of Kinderhook 
creek 
[174] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of 

Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in 



1 Hendrick Gerritsen van der Mculen; see deed of Jan. 13, i6» L |, mentioned 
in the text. 



DEEDS 16/S-I/O4 179 

presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleker, magistrates of the same juricdiction, Mr Dirk Wessells 
and Ger*. Teunise, 1 who declared that they granted, conveyed and 
made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Omy La Grangie a certain parcel of land lying on the 
east side of the Kinderhoek kill, together with all their rights and 
claims which they have between the land of P r . Vosburgh and the 
land of Jan Bruyn which is possessed by Groot Andries, having 
to the south the land of Jan Bruyn, to the north P r . Vosburgh, to 
the west the Kinderhoek kill and to the east the tall woods, being 
the smallest flat on the east side of the kill which is specified in 
the grantor's patent, containing fourteen morgens or twenty-eight 
acres, with the woodland thereto appertaining for his use with 
others, which flat is known by the name of the Pruyme vlakte 
(Prune flat) ; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the patent 
granted to them by the late Governor General Sir Edmond 
Andross, of date the 15th of April 1680, 2 to which reference is 
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantors having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging that they are fully paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power [to Omy La Grangie] to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid land as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and 
effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all per- 
sons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, binding themselves thereto as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 7th of April 1683. 

Dirck Wesselsz 
his 
Cornells van Dyck Gerritt X Teunise 

Jan Jansz Bleecker mark 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



1 By his mark identified with Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten. See his will 
dated March 8. 170 1, in Wills, 1:112-14. 

2 No record is found of any patent to the grantors of that date. A patent 
was granted to them, however, for four flats on both sides of the Kinderhook 
creek on March 25, 1680. 



l8o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Juriaen Teunissen Tappen to Harmen Rutgersen for 
two houses and lots in Albany 

[ I 75] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jurian Teunise Tappen, who 
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over to and for the 
behoof of Harme Ruttgers two adjoining houses together with the 
lots thereof, formerly belonging to Dirk Janse Croon, standing and 
lying here in Albany of such size and bounds as the same lie in- 
fenced up to the little kill, being in breadth, front and rear, five 
rods and in length on both sides eight rods ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Martin 
Cregier, Inn'., attorney of Mr Francis Lovelace, late governor 
general, dated the 13th of September 1672 ; a and that free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessum and full power to the aforenamed 
Harme Ruttgers, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid two houses and lots as he could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 8th of April 1683. 

Jurre Tax Tunsen 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselss 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Cornelis Cornelissen Viele to Cornells van Dyck for 
a house and lot in Albany 
[176] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Cornelis Cornelise Viele, who 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :49i. 



DEEDS 1 678-I /O4 l8l 

declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership hereby to and for the behoof of Mr Cornelis 
van Dyk, husband and guardian of Elisabeth Salisbury, late widow 
of Capt. Silvester Salisbury, a house and lot lying here in Albany 
on the west side of Aernout Cornelise Viele, having the street to 
the north and to the south the alley of said Aern 4 . Cornelise and 
to the west the narrow street upon which And 3 . Teller abuts; in 
breadth in front on the street one rod, three feet and eleven inches 
and in the rear on the alley toward the kill one rod, one foot and 
four inches; length on the east side five rods, one foot and ten 
inches, on the west side five rods, five feet and two inches, Rhine- 
land measure; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the con- 
veyance received by him from Jurian Teunise Tappen on the 26th 
of August 1670, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, there- 
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Mr Corn : van Dyk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 17th of April 1683. 

Cor. Cor. Viele 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Johannes Provoost 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :47c which follows the original descrip- 
tion : acnde suydt syde van pietcr Hartgras ten westen dc eerstc kil, which 
is evidently a mistake for " on the west side of Pieter Hartgras, to the south 
the first kill." The patent of May 2, 1668, mentioned in the deed, is a 
confirmation of the conveyance on December 13, 1665, by Abraham Staets 
and Gerard Swart, attorneys of Pieter Hartgers, to Juriaen Teunissen for 
" parte of a certaine Lott w th . a small house upon it lying & being at Albany 
hauing on y e East syde y e said Pieter Hartgers on y e South syde Pieter 
Hartgers & y e Creek or Kill & on y e West & north sydes y e high street." 
The property was apparently located on the east corner of State and Green 
streets, and not as shown in the diagrams in Munsell's Collections, 4:187, 
half way down the block between Green street and Broadway, the first three 
lots in the diagrams being by mistake placed to the east instead of to the 
west of Green street. 



1 82 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Mortgage from Tapuas, a Highland Indian, to Lawrence van 
Alen and Gerrit Lansing of land on the east side of the Hudson 
river opposite the Danskamer 

[177] Appeared before us the underwritten magistrates of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, a certain High- 
land Indian named Tapuas, who now proposes to go out hunting 
and who acknowledges himself to be indebted to Law: van Ale 
and Ger*. Lansing in the sum of twenty-four beavers for mer- 
chandise received and debt taken over by them from other persons 
to whom he is indebted, together with a further loan of twenty- 
one beavers, making together forty-five beavers, which the sub- 
scriber promises to pay to Lawrence van Ale and (ier 1 . Lansingh, 
to each a just half, so soon as he shall come back from hunting, 
but if he in the meantime shall happen to die, or shall not be able 
to deliver said quantity of forty-five beavers when he comes back 
from the hunt on which he now sets out with his companions, then 
he, Tapuas, conveys his land lying on Hudson's river on the east 
shore obliquely over against the Danskamer, 1 being a flat of land 
lying on the west side of a kill named Wynachkee, beginning from 
the second falls where Aernout Cornelise's claim ends, and that for 
the aforementioned payment, with this understanding that if he 
does not come back with the Indian, with whom he now goes out, 
he shall be deprived of his rights in said land, giving said Lawrence 
van -Vie and Ger*. Lansingh then full possession and ownership of 
said land together with the woodland lying thereby for a range for 
their cattle and for such other purposes as they may need the same. 
It is to be noted that the debts which Law : van Ale and Ger*. 
Lansing assume to pay for said Indian if he, Tapuas, should hap- 
pen to die or. remain behind, embraced in the twenty- four beavers 
aforesaid, are as follows : to Hendricus Beekman three beavers and 
one otter ; to Geertruy Noormans in the Esopus two beavers ; to 
Dirk Wessells one beaver and five hespannen 2 ; to Rykje Staets 
two hespannen; to Jan Janse Bleeker two hespannen; but with this 
provision that if the Indian Tapuas comes back again and pays the 
debts to Lawrence van Ale and Ger 1 . Lansing, they shall be re- 
leased from the payment of the aforesaid money, but if they re- 
ceive the land in full ownership they shall be holden to pay the 



1 Literally, " the Dance Chamber " ; a cove in the north part of the town 
of Newburgh. 

2 Raccoons. See Journal of Jasper Danckacrts (in series of "Original Nar- 
ratives of Early American History"), p. 82, where the hespaen is described 
as a wild animal somewhat larger than a cat. 



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 183 

aforesaid debts. Tapuas, likewise promises to pay to Law : van Ale 
and Ger*. Lansingh one otter for the recording fee when he returns. 
[178] All of which Tapuas promises to fulfil, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided, and agreeing that if he does otherwise 
than is hereinbefore written, whether directly or indirectly, or by 
any evasion whatever, the same shall be null and of no effect. Done 
in Albany on the 16th of May 1683. 

The mark of X Tapuas, made with his 

own hand. 
Dirck Wesselsc The mark of X Wattawyt, a sachem 

Jan Jansz Bleecker The mark of X Emmenninck, sachem 

Arnout Corn: Viele of Schotak, as witness. 

against the land of Haverstroe, named 

Kightamonk. 

Acknowledged before me, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Memorandum. Johannis Cuyler, attorney for his father Dirk 
Wessellse, acknowledges that he has received from Laurence van 
Ale and Gerrit Lansing a salable beaver and five hespannen in sat- 
isfaction of his debt [mentioned] in the above mortgage. Witness 
my hand in Albany, this 3d of June 1702. 

P R . Jon. Cuyler 

Deed from Robert Sanders to Johannes Wendel for his farm on 
the east side of the Hudson river 

[179] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Robert Sanders, burgher of 
this place, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over to 
and for the behoof of Mr Johannes Wendell, burgher and inhabitant 
of this place, his, the grantor's, farm, house, barns, ricks, horses, 
cattle, hogs etc. and all that is fast by earth or nail, according to con- 
tract of sale thereof, lying on the east side of Hudson's river over 
against the farm of Anth . van Schaick, extending, along said river 
from the second to the third kill which runs on the west side of the 
river, extending toward the woods up to the high hill, including 
a piece of marsh (vley) or meadow land, having also free range for 



1 84 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

his cattle, all of which is comprised in a certain patent granted to 
him, the grantor, by the late Governor General Francis Lovelace, of 
date the ist of September 1670; together with a certain piece of 
woodland lying to the south of said farm and the Wallevissen 
Eyiandt (Whale-island) comprehended in a patent granted to him, 
the grantor, by the late Governor General Sir Edmond Andross, 
knight, of date the 22d of March 164 ;' M excepting what was conveyed 
to Pieter van Wuggelum under date the 19th of December 1681, 
lying to the south of Piskawen kill, which kill is likewise conveyed to 
said Wendell, being the division between him and P r . van Wug- 
gelum ; all which the grantor conveys to said Johannes Wendel 
with all his right and title which he has therein by virtue of said 
two patents, to which reference is herein made, all free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Johannes Wendel, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and 
dispose of the aforesaid farm and the appurtenances thereof as 
he could do with his' own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
[180] to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of May in the year of Our Lord and 
Savior 1683. 

Robert Sanderz 
Cornells van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 

In my presence, 

Robert Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker and Jacob Sandersen Glen, 
attorneys of Jan Hendricksen van Bael, to Harmen Rutgers 
and Johannes Provoost, administrators of the estate of Hen- 
drick Willemsen, and to Jan Albertsen Bratt for all his land 
on the Normans kill except four morgens of arable land 
[181] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis- 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 185 

trates of the said jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Jan Janse Bleeker 
and Jacob Sanderse Glenn, in capacity of attorneys of Mr Jan 
Hendrix van Bael S r ., according to power of attorney dated the 
22d of July 1675, 1 who declared that they granted, conveyed and 
made over to and for the behoof of Harme Ruttgers and Johannes 
Provoost, administrators of the estate of Hendrik Willemse, and to 
Jan Albertse Bratt, all the lands lying on the Noorman's kill called 
by the Indians Tawalsouthaa, 2 excepting four morgens of good 
arable land which the seller Jan van Bael reserves to himself, either 
at one end or the other as by lot shall be determined, but with the 
understanding that if he does not convey the same to anyone, 
they, the buyers, shall have the right to fence, plant and cultivate 
the same also, and if the seller should wish to sell the same that 
they shall have the preference and refusal thereof, according to the 
contract of sale thereof made and executed on the 21st of De- 
cember 1674 3 between Jan Hendrix van Bael of the one part and 
Hendrik Willemse and Jan Albertse Bratt of the other part; which 
they, the attorneys, do by virtue of the patent granted to Jan Hend- 
rix van Bael by the late Governor General Francis Lovelace under 
date of the 21st of August 1672, 4 and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving 
the lord's right), without the grantors in the capacity aforesaid 
making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that 
they are fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, giving therefore plcnam actionem cessam and full power to 
the aforesaid administrators of the estate of Hend : Willemse, de- 
ceased, and to Jan Albertse Bratt, their heirs, successors and as- 
signs, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land lying upon the 



1 Apparently not recorded. 

2 The same as Tawasentha. With the exception of the final double vowel 
the spelling of the name in the deed corresponds with that in the patent of 
August 21, 1672, cited below. Ruttenber mentions the form Tawalsontha. 

3 No record of this contract is found. 

4 The description in this patent reads as follows : " Whereas by the 
Consent of the Commissaries at Albany Jan Hendricks van Baal hath made 
purchase of the Indian Proprietors of the Maques of a certain parcell of 
Land near Schanectade lyeing and being by the Kill or Creek called by the 
Indian name Tawalsontha otherwise the Normans Kill, the said Land stretch- 
ing from the Sandy Hills North-West on, to an Out Hooke of Land, the 
which it also Includes Containeing in breadth and length on both sides of 
the Kill all the Land as it lyes in a square together with the Wood Land, 
Valley, or Meadow Ground, Kills, and Creeks therein Included, the said 
Indian proprietors Names who made sale of the said Land, and sett their 
marks for the Conveyance thereof being Canachko, Schaenwino, Canhowad- 
adin, and Sagodermechta, who acknowledge to have Received satisfaction 
for the same Now for a Confirmation unto him the said Jan Hendricks 
van Baal ..." 



[86 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Noorman's kill as they might do with their own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same from all 
lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding themselves thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, 
the 29th of May An". Christi 1683. 

„ ,. „ , Tan Jansz Bleecker 

C ornelts ran Dyck 1 „ „ 

n . , Tr7 , Jacob San: Glen 

Ihrck Ivcssclsz 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Albertsen Bratt to Jacob Caspersen for his half 
interest in the land on the Normans kill 
[182] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Air Dirk Wessels and Air Jan Janse Bleeker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jan Albertse Bratt, who de- 
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Casparse his 
interest in the land on the Noorman's kill, being the half of all the 
land lying on the Noorman's kill alias called Tazuassoutha, ^ except- 
ing four morgens of good arable land which Jan van Bael reserved 
from the whole for himself at one end or the other as by lot 
should be determined, with the understanding that if said Van Bael 
did not make over the same to anyone, the buyers might fence, plant 
and cultivate the same and if Van Bael, the first seller, desired to sell 
the same the preference and refusal thereof should be given to the 
buyers according to contract of sale thereof made between J: v: 
Bael and Hen: Willemse and Jan Alb: Bratt, dated the 21st of 
December 1674;- which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the con- 
veyance received by him from Mr Jan Janse Bleeker and Jacob 
Sanderse Glen, attorneys of Jan Hendrix van Bael, of date the 29th 
of May 1683, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 



1 Jacob Caspersen was probably a brother of Isaac Caspersen and a son 
of Casper Jacobsen Halenbeck. See Proceedings of Justices of the Peace, 
1680-85, p. 631. and Early Records of Albanv, 1:16. 31- The name is vari- 
ously spelled Halenbeck, "Halenbeek, Hallenbeck and Hollenbeck. The early 
members of the family were Lutherans and it is probable that Casper 
Jacobsen came from Hollenbek, in Holstein, about 20 miles south of Kiel. 

2 See note to preceding deed. 



DEEDS I 678- I /04 187 

the grantor's making any further claim whatsoever thereto, acknowl- 
edging that he has received in payment and satisfaction therefor 
the half island of Jan Bruyn and fifteen beavers, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Jacob 
Casperse, his heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid land as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all lawful claims, liens and demands, and 
further nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 26th of June 1683. 

Jan Brat 
Dirck Wessclss 
Jan Janss Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacob Caspersen to Symon Volkertsen for his half 
interest in the land on the Normans kill 

[183] Appeared before me Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Casparse, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Symon Volkertse J his interest 
in the land on the Noormanskil as he has owned and possessed 
the same, being half of all the lands lying on the Noormans kill, 
alias called Tawassouthaa, with house, barn and all that appertains 
thereto, excepting four morgens of good arable land which Jan 
Hendrix van Bael reserved to himself out of the whole at one end 
or the other as should be determined by lot, with the understanding 
that if said Van Bael made over the same to no one the buyers 
might fence, plant and cultivate the same and if Van Bael, the 
principal seller, wished to sell the same, the preference and refusal 
thereof should be given to them, according to contract of sale 
dated December 21, 1674; which land aforenamed he, the grantor, 
divided with Hendrick Willemse, deceased, in presence of Jan Al- 
bertse Bratt and Rob 1 . Gardener and there fell to the grantor's 
share the upper land to be reckoned from the houses, beginning 
at the division of both lots and extending westwards between the 
hill and the kill ; with the understanding that all the land not en- 



Symon Volkertsen Veeder. 



1 88 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

tered upon the kill is still to be divided; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jan Al- 
bertse Bratt this day June 26, [683, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav- 
ing the lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim 
in the least thereon, acknowledging that he received in payment and 
satisfaction therefor a parcel of land at Shinnectady and a half lot 
which the_\- have exchanged with each other, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Symon Yolk- 
ertse, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid land and the appurtenances thereof as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, under 
binding obligation as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of June 1683. 
Dirck JVcssclsa Jacob K asperse 

Jan Jans/: Blcecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacobus van den Bulke, attorney of Pieter van den 
Bulke, to Johannes Wendel and Jan Jansen Bleecker for a 
house and lot on Jonker street 

[184] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mons. Jacobus van den Bulke, 
in the capacity of substitute for Johan van Twist, attorney for Mr 
Peter van den Bulke, trader at Leyden in Holland, who declared 
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Johannes Wendell and Mr Jan 
Janse Bleker a certain house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany on Yonkheer street, between the houses of Matthys Pieterse 
Vroman and Joseph Yetts, to the south the Rutten kill and to the 
north Jonkheer street, with the addition of a little house which 
stands to the west of the large house, which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jan de Lavall, 
executor of his father Thomas de Lavall, dated the 9th of October 
1682; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges there- 
on or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 189 

the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, ac- 
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Johannes Wendel and Jan Janse 
Bleker, their heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid two houses and lots as they could do with their 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto, in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the nth of July 1683. 
Dirck Wesselsa J. V. Bulcken 

Johannes Provoost 

Attorney of my father and 

Jan Van Twist 

Contract of sale between certain Mahikan Indians and Robert 
Livingston for a tract of land on both sides of Roelof Jansens 
kill 

[185] Appeared before us, Mr Johannes Provoost and Mr Jan 
Janse Bleker, magistrates of Albany, colony of Rensselaerwyck and 
Shinnechtady, etc., the following Mahikan Indians, owners of the 
land upon Roelof Johnson's kill, being to the east of Hudson's 
river a little below Catskill, to wit, Ottonawaw, a lame Indian ; 
Tataemsheet, Oothout, Maneetpoo, and two squaws named Tam- 
aranachquae and Wawanitsawaw ; item Auxhys, Newameen, Ma- 
quoame, attorneys for Mamaranechtak who is at present in the 
Esopus, and Takanitto, Tamaranachquae's son, item Attoquas- 
sowaa her brother for Kachkanamaw, and Sausquas, who declared 
in presence of diverse Indians of their nation that they had sold 
all their land lying upon Roeloff Jansen's kill to Robert Livingston 
(who has authority to buy the same from the late Governor Gen- 
eral Sir Edm : Andross, of date the 12th of November 1680) ; which 
land lies on both sides of said kill named Sankhenak and consists 
of three flats with some small flats, together with the woodland, 
kills, creeks and all their claims extending along the riverside 
northward from Roeloff Janse's kill to a little kill opposite Catskill 
called Wachanekassik, and southwards down the river [from] oppo- 
site the Sagertje's kill to a place by the Indians called Saaskahampka 
and furthermore eastwards into the woods of the same breadth as on 
the riverside to a thicket (Kreupel Boss) by the Indians called Ma- 



I90 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

haskakook, for which the buyer promises to pay to the said owners 
[ 186 ] the following goods within the time of five days, to wit, three 
hundred guilders in seawan, eight blankets and two child's blank- 
ets, twenty-five ells of duffel and four pieces of strouding (Stroud- 
water), ten large shirts and ten small ones, ten pairs of large stock- 
ings and ten pairs of small ones, six guns, fifty pounds of powder, 
fifty bars of lead, four fur caps, ten kettles, ten axes, ten adzes, 
two pounds of paint, twenty scissors, twenty small looking glasses, 
one hundred fish hooks, awls and needles of each a hundred, four 
rolls of tobacco, one hundred pipes, ten bottles and three rumalets 
of rum, one tun of good beer, twenty knives; four strouding coats, 
two duffel coats and four tin kettles ; the sellers promise on the re- 
ceipt of said payment to deliver over said lands to said R. Liv- 
ingston free and unincumbered, as well, flats, kills, creeks, as wood, 
marsh and brush lands and their appurtenances, nothing excepted, 
only that said owners stipulate for free fishing in the kill and the 
right to hunt the deer within said limits on condition that they deliver 
the head to the buyer; and furthermore to convey all free and 
unincumbered and release the same from all claims and demands 
as well of Christians as of Indians whoever they may be: wherewith 
the contracting parties are content. Done in Albany and inter- 
preted by Aern*. Corn: Viele, interpreter, on the 12th of July 
1683. 

The mark X of Nottonowaw, [made] 
with his own hand. 
In presence of us The mark X of Tataaemshaet, [made] 

I oh: Provoost with his own hand. 

Jan Jansz Bleecker The mark X of Tamaranachqua 

Aernout Corn: Viele The mark X of Wawanitsawaw 

Robert Livingston 1 
X. B. Before signing it was stipulated by Tamaranachquae, the 
squaw, that she should have permission to plant for four years 
on a little corner of land which shall be pointed out to her and not 
longer, which is specially stipulated in presence of the Commis- 
sioners. 

Deed from certain Mahikan Indians to Robert Livingston for a 
tract of land on both sides of Roelof Jansens kill described in 
preceding contract of sale 

[187] Appeared before us, Capt. Gervis Baxter, commander, 
and before the undersigned magistrates of Albany, colony of Ren- 
selaerswyck and Schinnectady, the following Mahikan Indians, 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 I9I 

owners of the land lying on the Roeloff Jansen's kill, to wit, Otto- 
nowaw, a lame Indian, Tataemschaet, Oothout, Maneetpoo and two 
squaws named Tamaranachqua and Wawanitsawaw ; item Auxys, 
Newameen, Maquoame, representing Mamaranechtak who at pres- 
ent is in the Esopus, and Takanitto, Tamaranachquae's son ; item 
Attoquassowaa her brother, for Kachkanamow, Sausquas, Kipa- 
quachane, who is at present in Canada, and for all the other In- 
dians who have any claims hereto, who declared that they granted, 
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and 
for the behoof of Robert Livingston a certain parcel of land lying 
on both sides of Roeloff Jansen's kill, by the Indians named Sanck- 
henak, to the east of Hudson's river a little below Catskill, con- 
sisting of three flats and some small flats, together with the wood- 
land, the kill with other little kills which run through the same, 
hills, dales, trees, marshes, brush land and all their rights and 
claims which [land] is bounded along the riverside from said Roel- 
off Jansen's kill northward up to a little kill opposite Catskill 
called Wachanekasseck and southwards down the river till opposite 
the Sagertje's kill to a place called by the Indians Saaskahampka 
and furthermore eastwards into the woods to a thicket (Cr cupel 
Boss) by the Indians called Mahaskakook, all which they convey and 
[188] make over, reserving and excepting nothing whatsoever, only 
they may have free fishing in the kill and within said limits to 
hunt deers, provided the head of every deer be delivered to the 
buyer; which they, the grantors, do as being the rightful propri- 
etors and owners of the aforesaid land, kills, creeks, woods and 
appurtenances thereof, and convey the same to Robert Livingston, 
who has permission and liberty to buy the aforesaid land from the 
owners, from the late Governor General Sir Edmund Andross, and 
to give satisfaction before this Court as per the license thereof 
dated November 12, 1680; delivering the same free and unin- 
cumbered without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, 
without the grantors' having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging that they were fully paid and satisfied therefor this 
day, the first penny with the last, according to the contract of 
purchase thereof dated the 12th of this month; giving therefore 
full power to the aforesaid Robert Livingston, his heirs, succes- 
sors or assigns, to have and to hold the aforesaid land forever and 
[189] to do therewith and dispose thereof as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances which may hereafter arise on the part of Christians or 



192 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Indians and nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 

hereto in any manner, binding themselves thereto as by law provided. 

Done in the Court house at Albany on the 18th of July 1683. 1 

The mark of X Kassh- This is the mark X of Ottonowaw 

echo, as witness. This is the mark X of Tataem- 

The mark of X Man- siiaktt 

eetpa, as witness. This is the mark X of Tamarax- 

The mark of X Koch- aciiquae, squaw 

kcliant, as witness. This is the mark X of Wawanitsa- 

waw, squaw 
Ger. Baxter This is the mark X of Xewamee, 

Cornells van Dyck the daughter of Tamaranchquae 

Jan Jansz Bleccker This is the mark X of Auxvs, Ot- 

Arnout Corn: I'iele, tonowae's son's daughter 

Interpreter 

On this 18th day of July 1687 a certain lame Indian squaw 
called Siakanochqui of Catskil acknowledged that she had re- 
ceived to her full satisfaction a piece of cloth and a cotton shirt 
for her right and claim to a certain flat of land lying in the manor 
of Livingston. Which witnesses, 

Siakanochqui X her mark 

This signed in the presence of 

and interpreted by, 
Juffr. Salisbury 2 

Deed from Adriaen Jansen Appel to Barentje Gerrits Paws, 
widow of Jan Harmensen Backer, for a garden outside of 
Albany 

[190] Appeared before me, Rob f . Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 



1 Robert Livingston received a patent for this land from Governor Thomas 
Dongan on November 4, 1684. in which the land is described as follow.'; : 
" a certaine Tract or parcell of land lyeing and being on a Creeke on the 
East side of Hudsons River Comonly called or knowne by the name of 
Roeloffe Johnsons Kill it being in three plains called Nickanhooke Kichpa 
Wichquaskaka and two or three other small flatts or plaines containing in 
all about one hundred morgen or two hundred acres together with eighteen 
hundred acres of woodland lyeing and being betwtene a small Creeke or 
Kill lyeing over against Katskill called Wachanekasseck and a place by the 
Indians Called Suaskahampka to the south of Roelofre Johnsons Kill That 
is to say, two hundred acres alongst the River side and the rest adjoyning 
to the said two hundred acres and soe running back into the woods." 

2 Meaning Jwffrouw, or Madam Salisbury, presumably the widow of Capt. 
Sylvester Salisbury, who married Cornelis van Dyck. See p. 219. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 193 

Bleyker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Adriaen Janse van 
Leyden, commonly called Adriaen Appell, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Barentje, 1 widow of the late Jan 
Harmense Backer, a certain garden lying without Albany by No. 
9, having to the south Jochim Ketelheyn, to the west Annetje 
Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse, deceased, and to the north Jan 
Janse Bleeker, being in breadth five rods and in length seven rods ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to him 
by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, of date the 22d of 
May 1667, 2 and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 
the grantor's making any further claims in the least thereon, ac- 
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssam and 
full power to the aforenamed Barentje Gerritse Paws, her heirs, 
successors or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
garden as she could do with her own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 19th of July 1683. 
Cornells van Dyck A: Appel 

Jan Janse Blccckcr 

In my presence, 

Ro 1 . Livingston, Secretary 



1 Barentje Gerrits Paws, or Pows, as she signs her name to the following 
two documents. The joint will of Jan Harmensen Backer and Barentje 
Gerrits Paws, dated February 16, i68:i was probated on June 5, 168.3, 
and is in Proceedings of Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, p. 4 T 5-i7- Their 
children having died, the testators leave their property, real and personal, 
to the children of the wife's sister, named Roeloff Pieterse Letwoor and 
Aeltje Pieters Letwoor, living at Amsterdam, or in case of their death, 
one half of the property to the church of the Augsburg Confession at Albany 
and the other half to the children of Barentje's sister, Elsie Gerrits Paws, 
living at New York, Elsie's daughter Annetje to have a dark gros-grain 
woman's skirt before any division of the estate is made. 

The conveyance by Adriaen Jansen Appel would seem to have been made 
in settlement of some debt, as Barentje Gerrits immediately reconveyed the 
property to Johan Byvanck, preparatory to going to Holland. 

2 This was a confirmation of the grant of October 25, 1653, to Adriaen 
Jansen van Leyden, alias Appel. In it the garden is described as "by No. 9: 
abutting to the South on Jochen Kettlehuyns to the West Pieter Broncks & 
to the North Gerrit Jansens being in breadth five Rod, & in length seaven 
Rod." 



194 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Barentje Gerrits Paws, widow of Jan Harmensen 

Backer, to Johan Byvanck for a garden outside of Albany 

conveyed to her by Adriaen Jansen Appel 

[191] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, mag- 
istrates of the same jurisdiction, Barentje Gerritse Paus, widow 
of the late Jan Harmense Backer, who declared that by virtue of 
her letters of administration she granted, conveyed and made over 
to and for the behoof of the worthy Johan Byvanck a certain gar- 
den lying without Albany by No. 9, having to the south Jochim Ketel- 
heyn, to the west Annetje Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritse, de- 
ceased, to the north Jan Janse Bleeker and to the west l the street, 
being in breadth five rods and in length seven rods; which she, the 
grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received by her this day 
from Adriaen Appell, to which reference is herein made, and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that she is 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving pie nam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Johan Byvanck, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid garden as he could do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to 
law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done 
contrary hereto in any manner, binding herself thereto as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 19th of July 1683. 
Cornelis van Dyck Barentyen Pows 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Power of attorney from Barentje Gerrits Paws to Dirck Wessels 
and Gerrit Bancker 
[192] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnectady, etc., and before the 
afternamed witnesses Barentje Gerritse Paus, widow of the late 
Jan Harmense Backer, deceased, intending to depart for Holland 



1 Apparently a mistake for "to the north"; see preceding deed. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 195 

and declared that she, the subscriber, constitutes and appoints 
hereby Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrate, and Mr Ger 1 . Banker, trader 
here, her attorneys, specially in her absence to demand, collect and 
receive of diverse persons her debtors payment as well in beavers 
as other goods of what they owe her according to promissory notes, 
accounts and vouchers herewith placed in the hands of the attorneys, 
and of the receipts to give acquittance ; also, to convey and make 
over her two houses, and by laws and rigor of justice to constrain 
all unwilling debtors to pay ; to that end to observe all the terms of 
courts unto sentence and extreme execution thereof ; finding them- 
selves aggrieved by judgment or judgments they, the attorneys, are 
to provoke or appeal therefrom and said provocation or appeal like- 
wise to prosecute to the uttermost, having power also to compromise, 
agree, compound and contract and likewise to substitute one or more 
persons in their place, and furthermore all things to do in the matter 
aforesaid either with or without going to law which may seem to 
them needful and proper and as she the subscriber could do if she 
herself were present, [she] promising at all times to hold as good, 
binding and valid whatever by virtue hereof may be done and per- 
formed in the premises by the aforenamed attorneys, without any 
opposition, under binding obligation as by law provided, provided 
that the attorneys be holden when asked and desired to make a 
proper accounting, showing and return of their aforesaid trans- 
actions and receipts. Thus done in Albany this 19th of July 1683. 
Testes: Barentyen Gerts Pows 

Jan Byvanck 
Arent Schuyler In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Cornelis van Dyck, Jan Jansen 
Bleecker, Pieter Philipsen Schuyler and Johannes Wendel for 
a tract of land north of Albany called Sarachtogoe 

[193] Appeared before us, Capt. Gervis Baxter, commander, and 
the undersigned magistrates of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk 
and Schinnectady the following Maqua sachems, 1 owners of a cer- 
tain parcel of land named Sarachtogoe and by the Maquas called 
Ochseratonque, or otherwise Ochsechrage and by the Mahikans a 



1 Maquase Sakamakcrs; meaning Mohawk sachems. In the patent from 
Governor Dongan for this land at Saratoga to Cornelis van Dyck and his 
associates, dated November 4, 1684, the Dutch adjective form " Maquasse 
Sachems " has been retained. 

2 Mahikanders; a proper noun corresponding in form to Afrikaanders, 
for Africans. 



I96 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Amissohaendiek, lying to the north of Albany on Hudson's river, 
to wit, Roode, Saggoddiochquisax, Aihagari and Taiskanounda, 1 

being of the first and second castle, who in the presence of all the 
Maqua sachems undertook to act in the name of all others who have 
any claims thereon and who declared that they granted, conveyed 
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Cornelis van Dyk, Jan Janse Bleeker, Peter Phil : Schuy- 
ler and Johannes W'endel a certain parcel of land lying to the north 
of Albany, named Sarachtogee as aforesaid, beginning from the 
uppermost limits of the land bought of the Indians by Goose Gerritse 
and Philip Pieterse Schuyler, deceased, being a kill called Tioneende- 
houwe, 2 extending northwards up along both sides of the river to 
the extreme land of Sarachtoge aforenamed, bounding on a kill on 
the east side of the river named Dionoendogeha, 3 holding the same 
length on the west side opposite the kill, extending westwards into 
the woods as far as said Indian owners point out and likewise east- 
wards into the woods, together with all kills, creeks, woodland, 
trees, marshes, brush lands, hills, dales and all the appurtenances 
thereof, nothing whatever excepted, but the free hunting and free 
fishing, which they, the grantors, do as being the rightful proprietors 
and owners of the aforesaid lands and appurtenances thereof and 
convey the same to Cornelis van Dyk, Jan Janse Bleeker, P r . Schuy- 
ler and Johannes Wendel, their heirs, successors, or assigns, free 
and [194] unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing 
out of the same, without the grantors' having any further claim in 
the least thereon, acknowledging that they were fully paid and 
satisfied therefor this day, the first penny with the last, according 
to contract of sale thereof made, giving therefore full power to the 
aforesaid Cornelis van Dyk, Jan Janse Bleeker, P r . Schuyler and 
Johannes Wendel, their heirs, successors and assigns to have and to 
hold the aforesaid forever and therewith to do and dispose thereof 
as they might do with their own patrimonial estates and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances which may arise from either 
Christians or Indians, and nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding themselves thereto as 
by law provided. Thus interpreted in Albany by Aernout Corn: 



1 In the patent of November 4. 1684. the Indian names are spelled : " Roode, 
Saggodiochquesax, Aihagure and Tinskanoenda." 

2 Same spelling in the patent. 

3 In the patent spelled : " Dionoondehouwe." 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 



197 



Viele, interpreter, in the court house of Albany on the 26th of July 



A . D'. 1683. 

As witnesses : 

This is the mark X of 
Cannondondazv Chief 
Sakamaker (sachem) 
of the 4th Castle 
called Tionondoge 
This is the mark X of 
Odianne, Sakamaker, 
also of the 4th Castle 
named Tionondoge 

Ger. Baxter 

Dirck Wessclsz 

Aernont Corn: Vide, in- 
terpreter 



This is the mark X of Rhode, [made] 
with his own hand 

This is the mark X of Saggoddiochqui- 
sax, [made] with his own hand 

This is the mark X of Aihagart, [made] 
with his own hand 

This is the mark X of Taiskanoenda 



In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



[195] Memorandum. That the Mahikans were present at the 
aforesaid purchase of the land of Sarachtogoe and saw the Maquas 
aforenamed receive the payment. Being asked if they had any right 
or claim to the said land, that they must now speak or forever keep 
silent, they declared they renounced all rights and ownership which 
they had therein, leaving it to the purchasers' discretion to give 
them something as an acknowledgment or not, inasmuch as in old 
times it was their land before the Maquas won it from them. And 
we, the undersigned, in the name of the whole nation who may have 
any claims thereon, declare that we release the said purchasers from 
all further demands as far as our nation is concerned; whereupon 
the purchasers as a remembrance of said purchase gave them seven 
pieces of duffel, also two half casks of beer and two small casks of 
wine. Done in the court house of Albany, the 26th of July 1683. 

This is the mark X of Nisi Campe, made 
with his own hand 

This is the mark X of sachem Knaep, 
made with his own hand 

This is the mark X of Soouarse, as 
witness 

This is the mark X of Kesiiuchamak 



Ger. Baxter 
Dirck Wessehz 
Arnout Corn: Viele, in- 
terpreter 



In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 



I98 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Propositions of the Cayugas and Onondagas relating to lands on 
the Susquehanna with the answer of the magistrates 
[196 blank; 197] Propositions made by the Cajouges and Onnon- 
dages sachems to the honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of 
Renselaerswyk, etc., in the court house of Albany, the 26th of 
September 1683. 

Present 

Marte Gerritse 

Corn : van Dyk 

Dirk Wessells 

J. Provoost 

P r . Winne 

Hend : van Xess 

J. Janse Bleker 

R. Preety, sheriff 

R. Livingston, secretary 

Brothers : 

YVe are glad to see the brothers here who represent Corlaer ; : we 
came together yesterday and heard the Great Penn, meaning the 
agent of Governor Penn, speak concerning the land lying upon the 
Susquehannes river, but saw none of the commissioners nor order 
from Corlaer. I have slept little during the night but meditated 
continually and I think the land cannot be sold without the order 
of Corlaer, for we made it over to this government four years ago, 
and therefore shall do nothing about the sale without Corlaer (mean- 
ing the governor general) or his order or those who represent him 
here. The land aforenamed belongs to us, Cajouges and Onnon- 
dages. alone ; the other three nations, viz, the Sinnekes, Oneydes 
and Maquas have nothing to do therewith. 

We not only made it over to Corlaer, that is the governor general, 
four years ago, but granted it to him to rule over it and we now 
again give, convey and make it over to the governor general or his 
representatives. 



1 Meaning the governor of New York. Gov. Thomas Dongan arrived 
from England on August 25, 1683. When he heard of William Penn's 
efforts to secure the upper Susquehanna valley for himself, Dongan made a 
hurried visit to Albany. See J. R. Broadhead, History of the State of New 
York, 2 :373-"6. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 199 

In confirmation of which they have signed and sealed these pres- 
ents datum ut supra. 

This is the mark X of Thaoweratt, 

sachem of Cajouge (L. S.) 

This is the mark X of Carachjundie, of 

Cajouge (L. S.) 

This is the mark X of Ochquabokichke, 
of Cajouge (L. S.) 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Present ut ante 

[198] Albany, the 26th of September 1683 
Answers to the propositions of the Cajouges and Onnondages 
We have heard your propositions and thankfully accept for Cor- 
laer the conveyance of the river of Susquehannes with the land 
lying thereon, and having seen that you have kept your word for 
over four years and in confirmation of your gift are about to sign 
and seal a conveyance for the aforenamed land, we present you with 
a half piece of duffell, two coverlets, two guns, three kettles, four 
coats, fifty pounds of lead and twenty-five pounds of powder. 

In the meanwhile we will acquaint herewith his honor, the gov- 
ernor general, whose good affection for you you. need not doubt and 
who upon the proper occasion will recompense you therefor. 

Whereupon the sachems signed and sealed their aforesaid gift and 
conveyance as is to be seen on the other side [of this leaf] and 
accepted the aforesaid presents as full satisfaction. 
Albany in the court house dato ut supra. 

Cornelis van Dyck 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

PlETER WlNNE 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Arnout Cornelissen Viele for 
land above Schenectady 

[199] Appeared before the court of magistrates of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., the following Maqua sachems, repre- 
senting all the three tribes of the Maquas, owners of a certain piece 
of land lying above Schinnechtady on the north side of the river, 
containing about 16 or 17 morgens opposite the flat occupied by 
Jacobus Peck, by the Maquas called Wachkeerhoha, which flat the 



2O0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

said sachems grant, convey and make over to and for the behoof of 
Aernout Cornelise Yiele, interpreter, in consideration that he daily 
takes much trouble both in journeying to their land, to the Sinnekes 
and to the north and in [performing] other services among the In- 
dians; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of being the rightful 
proprietors and owners of the aforesaid land and they convey the 
same to Aernout Cornelise, his heirs or successors, free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon, giving therefore full power 
to the aforesaid Aernout Cornelise, his heirs, or successors, or as- 
signs to have and to hold the aforesaid flat forever and thereof to 
dispose as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and that 
in consideration [of his services] aforenamed, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, demands 
and claims which may hereafter arise, whether from Christians or 
Indians, and nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding themselves thereto as by law provided. 
Thus interpreted by Akus Cornelise in the court house of Albany, 
the 26th of September 1683. 

Dirck Wesselsz The mark X of Tioskanoenda, the 

Jan Janss Blccckcr tortoise 

The mark AC of The mark X of Oweadachane, the bear 

Akus, interpreter The mark X of Tahaiadoris, the wolf 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker, attorney for Johannes Witthart, 
to Robert Livingston for a house and lot on Jonkheer street 
at Albany 

[200] Appeared before us, Joh: Provoost and Cornells van Dyck, 
magistrates of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, 
the worthy Jan Janse Bleker, also a magistrate, in capacity of attor- 
ney for Johannes Witthart, trader in Holland, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over to and for the behoof of Rob 1 . 
Livingston a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany 
on the hill, on Jonkheer street, next to the house of said Livingston, 
having to the south the street, to the west the house of Phillip 
Foreest, cooper, to the north the lot of Isaak Verplanck and to the 
south 1 the corner house of Rob*. Livingston aforesaid ; in breadth 



1 This should be : to the east the corner house of Robert Livingston ; re- 
ferring to the house which was conveyed by Reyer Schermerhorn to Domine 
Nicolaus van Rensselaer and which came to Robert Livingston through his 
marriage with the latter's widow. See p. 16-17 (note) and 40. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 20I 

in front on the street one rod, ten feet and one and a half inches 
and in the rear to the north one rod, ten feet, and in length five 
rods, eleven feet and two inches from which an alley of four feet 
extending back to the street eastwards is free as well for this house 
as for the other house of said Livingston ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him, Jan Witthart, 
from Ryer Jacobse Shermerhoorn, husband and guardian of 
Ariaentie Arents, late widow of Helmer Otte, deceased, being the 
half of the lot specified in a patent granted to J : Thomase by the late 
Governor General Rich d . Nicolls of date the 29th of April 1667, to 
which reference is herein made, the other half of the said patent 
being the corner house wherein said Livingston dwells ; and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging himself to be suf- 
ficiently paid therefor the sum of seventy-two beavers to his content 
received, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power 
to the aforenamed Robert Livingston, his heirs, successors, or assigns 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 12th of October 1683. 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 
Johannes Provoost 

Cornells van Dyck 

Deed from Jannetje Powell, widow of Thomas Powell, to An- 
dries Hansen Scherp and Jurian Collier for land at Kinder- 
hook 

[201] Appeared before me Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, Jannetie Powel, widow of the late Tho : 
Pawel, deceased, who declared that she granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Andries Hanse Sherp and Jurian Callier a certain parcel of wood- 
land lying near Kinderhoek, extending from Kinderhoek kill west- 
ward to the river on both sides of the path, having the full breadth 
of the arable land and marsh (vley) specified in said Powel's patent, 



202 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

containing two hundred acres, which breadth continues down to the 
river ; on this condition that said And s . Hanse and Jurian Kallier 
shall convey to Stephen Coning his [their?] third part of the wood- 
land lying on the north side of the path, extending from the S pig el 
to the marsh according to contract of sale thereof ; in like manner 
there is excepted out of the aforesaid woodland a little parcel that 
Frans Pieterse Claw is supposed to own, which lies about a quarter 
of an hour's walk from the aforesaid land of Steph: Janse Coningh 
and is also comprehended in the aforesaid patent ; otherwise, all the 
remainder of the woodland specified in the patent aforesaid granted 
by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls to her deceased husband 
Tho: Powel, of date the 13th of April 1667, 1 trie sai d widow con- 
veys to Andries Hanse and Jurian Kallier free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the 
least thereon acknowledging that she is fully paid and satisfied there- 
[202] for, the first penny with the last, therefore, giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed And 5 . Hanse and 
Jurian Kallier to do with and dispose of the aforesaid woodland 
(except the aforesaid parcels of land) as they could do with their 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding herself 
■thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 15th of November 1683. 
Marten Gertsen The mark X of Jannetje Powel 

Dirck Wesselsz made with her own hand 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Teunis Dircksen van Vechten to Marcelis Jansen for 
a house and lot without the south gate of Albany 
[203] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornells van Dyk, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Teunis Dirkse van Vechten, who 
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful 



1 No record of this patent is found. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 203 

and free ownership to and for the behoof of Marcelis Janse 1 a cer- 
tain house and lot standing and lying without the south gate of 
Albany, having to the south the lot formerly possessed by Claes 
Rotterdam, to the north Cornelis van der Hoeve and to the east 
and west the highway ; in breadth in front on the wagon road nine 
rods and ten feet and in length as well on the one as on the other 
side twelve rods, and breadth in the rear nine rods and five feet; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to him 
by the late Governor General Francis Lovelace dated the 20th of 
October 1670, 2 to which reference is herein made; and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Marcelis 
Janse, his heirs, successors or assigns the aforesaid house and lot 
to have and to hold forever, promising nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 30th of November 
1683. 

Marten Gertsen The mark X of Teunis Dirkse van 

Cornells van Dyck Vechten 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jacob Theysen van der Heyden to Pieter Schuyler 
and Sybrant van Schaick for a lot on Jonker street at Albany 
[204] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 

colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 



1 Marcelis Jansen, born at Bommel, in Gelderland ; see Notarial Papers, 
1 :365- 

2 The abstract of this patent reads as follows : " Francis Louelace &c 
Whereas there was heretofore graunted a Patent or Groundbreife by y e 
Dutch Governo 1 " Petrus Stuyvesant unto William Frederickse for a Certaine 
Lott of ground at Albany where his house stood, having on y e South syde 
Jan Michiellans & on y e west & East syde y e waggon way Contayning in 
breadth before nyne Rod & Ten foot, In length as well on y e one as y e 
oth r syde Twelve Rod, & in breadth behynde Nyne Rod & hue foot, Togeth r 
w th a Lott of ground for a Garden abutting on y e North on Volchert Jans, 
on y e South on Sanders Leenderts. on y e west y e waggon path, & on 
y e East y e path that goes to y e Ryver, Conteyning in length Eleaven Rod & 
in breadth four Rod & Two foot as it lyes in a Square, Which said .Patent 
or Groundbreife bearing date y e 25 th day of Octob 1 * 1652 w th all y e Right 
& interest in y e p r mises is now belonging to Theunis Dirckse, ffor a Con- 
firmation unto him y e Said Theunis Dirckse &c." 

Teunis Dircksen bought the house and lot of Willem Fredericksen Bout 
at public sale, January 11. 1665; see Early Records of Albany, 1:216. For 
account of Teunis Dircksen, see Van Rensselaer Botvier Mss, p. 819. 



204 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the Honorable Mr Jan Janse Bleker and Mr Pieter Winne, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Tyse van der Heyden, who 
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over, as he does by 
these presents in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of P r . Schuyler and Syb : v : Schayk, a certain lot lying here 
in Albany on Jonker street, whereupon Teun s . van d r . Poel has built 
a new house, having to the east Jeronimus Wendel, to the north 
1 tendrick Rooseboom, to the south and west the public street, being 
a corner house ; in breadth on the street southward two rods and 
eight inches, on the west side, also on the street, length five rods, 
five feet and ten inches and on the east side, length five rods 
and seven feet, breadth in the rear of the house two rods, four feet, 
nine inches and on the end of the lot northwards but two rods and 
one foot, all Rhineland measure; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jochim Staets, at- 
torney of Mr Cornells Steenwyk, of date October 4, 1682, to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without 
anv charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
[205] thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Pieter Schuyler 
and Sybrant van Schayk, their heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as they could do with their 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 30th of November 

3" Jacob Theysen van der Heyden 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jan Nack to Jan Vinhagen for a house and lot on Rom 
street (Maiden Lane) at Albany 

[206] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtadv, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Jan Nack who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over, as he hereby does in true, rightful 



DEEDS I 6/ 8- I /O4 205 

and free ownership, to and for the behoof of Jan Vinnagen, 1 a 
certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the 
hill on Romra street as it is called, being to the north of the street, to 
the west of Jan Vinnagen aforesaid and to the east of Gerrit 
Lansing; in breadth in front on the street one rod, two feet and a 
half and in the rear one rod, four and a half inches, length to the 
west three rods, nine feet and to the east three rods and seven feet ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received 
by him from Barent Ryndertse, of date the 9th of September 1678, 2 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the 
least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan Vinnagen, 
his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the afore- 
said house and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 28th of Novem: 1683. 

Dirck Wesselsz J AN Nack 

Jan Janss Bleeckcr 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Willem Fredericksen Bout to Jan Vinhagen for a 
lot on Rom street (Maiden Lane) at Albany 
[207] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Willem Frederikse Bowt, who 
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jan Vinnagen a certain 
lot whereon said Vinnaegen has built a house, lying in Albanv on the 
hill on Romm street, being to the north of the street, to the west 
of the grantor aforesaid and to the east of said Vinnagen's house; 
in breadth in front on the street nineteen feet, three inches and in 



1 Generally called Jan Vinhagen. He signs his name " Jan Vinhaeghen.' 

2 See p. 23. 



206 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

length on both sides thirty-six feet and in the rear as broad as in 
front; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to 
him by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, dated the 6th of 
September 1667, 1 to which reference is herein made; and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plcnam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Jan Vinnagen, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the 
same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances 
according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to 
be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as 
by law provided. Done in Albany, the 28th of November 1683. 
Dirck Wesselsz The mark X of Wm. Frederikse Bout 

Jan Janse Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Gerrit Reyersen, son and heir of Reyer Elbertsen, to 
Barent Meyndersen and Adriaen Gerritsen, administrator of 
the estate of the late Rutt Aertsen, for a parcel of land without 
the north gate of Albany to be used for a tannery 
[208] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, Gerrit Ryerse, son and heir of Ryer El- 
bertse, deceased, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Barentse Myndertse, shoemaker, and Adriaen Gerritse, 2 adminis- 
trator of the estate of the late Rutt Aertse, deceased, 3 a certain 
parcel of land lying without the north gate of Albany on the west 
side of the highway, having to the south the third kill, 4 to the north 
the lot of the grantor, to the west also the lot of the grantor and to 
the eastwards along the highway ; length east and west seven rods 
and breadth south and north four rods, but on the survey of the 



1 Xo record of this patent is found. 

2 Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp ; see next deed. 

3 The same as Rutger Arentsen, shoemaker. 

4 Apparently the Vossen (Fox) kill. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /04 207 

highway ten feet more was allotted to them on the north side and 
eight feet also on the south side towards the kill, being a place for a 
tannery ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted 
to his father deceased by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, 
dated the 25th of April 1667, 1 to which reference is herein made; 
and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, the payment 
therefor having been made to his late father, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Barent 
Myndertse and Adriaen Gerritse, administrator of the estate of the 
late Rut Aertse, to do with and dispose of the same as they could 
do with their own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided therefor. Done 
in Albany, the nth of December 1683. 

Dirck Wesselsz Gerrit Reyersen 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of 
the estate of Rutt Aertsen, deceased, to Symon Jacobsen 
Schermerhorn for his half interest in a tannery without the 
north gate of Albany 

[209] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates 
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Adriaen Gerritse van Pap- 
endorp, 2 in capacity of administrator of the estate of the late Rutt 



1 The only patent of that date to Reyer Elbertsen was a confirmation of 
the Dutch grant of October 25, 1653, " for a certain Lott of Ground House 
& Garden neer to the Fort in Beverwick at Albany haveing to the East 
Juriaen the Glazier to the west the swamp by the third Creeke or Kill lying 
four square & being to the East & North of the Highway." 

2 Papendorp is a small hamlet a few miles southwest of the city of Utrecht 
in the Netherlands. Pearson, First Settlers of Albany, 1 :86. states that 
Adriaen Gerritse Papendorp probably came to the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
in 1634, evidently basing his statement on the fact that the name Adriaen 
Gerritse appears among those of settlers for that year in O'Callaghan, 
History of New Netherlands 1 1434. However, in compiling the list of settlers 
of Rensselaerswyck for the Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, the present editor 
failed to find any evidence that a person by that name came to the colony 
in 1634, or wa s at any time a tenant of the patroon. 



208 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Aertse, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Symon 
Jacobse Schermerhoorn the just half of a certain parcel of land 
lying without the north gate of Albany on the west side of the high- 
way having southerly the Third kill, north and west Ger 1 . Ryerse 
and. east the highway; the whole lot being in length east and west 
seven rods and in breadth on the south side on the kill four rods, 
eight feet and on the north side four rods and ten feet, being a 
place i->v a tannery, which half lot the grantor conveys to said 
Ryer Jacobse, by virtue of a conveyance received by him this day 
from Gerrit Ryerse, to which reference is herein made ; and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's in 
capacity above named having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Symon Jacobse Schmerhoorn to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid half lot as he could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albanv, the nth of December 
1683. 

Dirck Wesselss Adriaen Gerretsen Papendurp 

Jan Janss Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of 
the estate of Rutt Aertsen, to Cornelis van Dyck for a barn 
and lot on the Pleyn in Albany 

[210] Appeared before me, Rob 4 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Janse Bleker, magistrates of the said 
jurisdiction, the worthy Adriaen Gerritse van Papendorp, in the 
capacity of administrator of the estate of the late Rutt Aertse, shoe- 
maker, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in 
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr 
Cornelis van Dyck a barn and lot lying here in Albany on the Pleyn 
(Plain), having to the east Anth . Lespinard, to the south Dirk 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 209 

Wessellse, to the north and west the highway; in length east and 
west six rods and in breadth south and north three rods ; which he, 
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to the late Rutt Aertse 
aforenamed given by Jan Hend : Bruyn, dated the 18th of July 
1671, 1 to which reference is herein made; and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantor in capacity afore- 
named having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging 
that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Corn : van Dyk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid barn and lot as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of December 
1683. 

Dirck IVesselss Adriaen Gerretsen Papendurp 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Contract of sale between Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn and Jan 
Jansen Bleecker for a house and lot on Rom street (Maiden 
Lane) at Albany 

[211] On this 25th day of January i68f appeared before me, 
Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk 
and Schinnechtady and before the undersigned witnesses, Ryer 
Jacobse Schermerhoorn and Mr Jacob 2 Janse Bleeker, who hereby 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have contracted 
and agreed in manner following, to wit: Ryer Jacobse Schermer- 
hoorn acknowledges that he has sold and Mr Jan Janse Bleker that 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 -.486, which reads " to the east of the 
road ... to the west, Thomas Paulus," which is evidently wrong. The 
patent of April 20, 1667, to Bruyn, referred to in the conveyance of 1671, 
was a confirmation of the grant to Jan Dareth of February 5, 1660, trans- 
ferred to Jan Hendricksen Bruyn, and reads as follows : " for a certain 
Lott of Ground House & Garden in the village of Beverwick at Albany lying 
& being on the Plaine conteyning in length on the East side of the way 
six Rod and in breadth on the north of the way three Rod, In length on the 
west side of Teunis Paulussens six Rod on the south of the Plaine three 
Rod." 

2 A mistake for Jan; see signature. 



210 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

he has bought of him his, Ryer's, house an dlot with all that is 
thereon fast by earth or nail, which house and lot stand and lie here 
in Albany on the hill on the corner of Romm street together with 
the little house next to it, and further all the appurtenances belong- 
ing to him, nothing whatever excepted, which house and lot have 
on the east side Jan Janse Bleeker and on the south side the house 
heretofore belonging to Jurian Janse Groenwout, with a parcel of 
land behind said buyer's house and to the south of Omy La Grangie; 
for which said buyer promises to pay to said seller or his order the 
sum of one hundred and fifty-six good, merchantable beaver skins, 
likewise to deliver to the seller the little house and lot standing and 
lying next to Aern 1 . Cornells Viele, just as it came to him the buyer 
from said Aernout. The time of the delivery of the aforesaid 
houses by both parties, one to the other, shall be on the first of May 
next, during which [intervening] time each shall bear the risk of 
his own house. The payment of said 156 beavers shall be made as 
follows, to wit: seventy beavers next trading season at the same 
time that the seller is holden to make a payment to Jacob Caspers. 
for his land ; the remaining eighty-six beavers in two years there- 
[212] after, viz, forty-three beavers in the summer of 1685 and 
forty-three beavers in the summer of 1686, every time when the 
seller is holden to make payment to Jacob Caspers ; and the payments 
being made the seller shall give a proper conveyance and deed for 
said house and lots in common form; all of which the contracting 
parties declare being done with the full satisfaction and approval of 
their wives, and for the execution hereof the contracting parties 
bind their respective persons and estates, real and personal, pres- 
ent and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the au- 
thority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany 
in presence of Ger 1 . Lansingh and Jan Vinnagen, called as witnesses 
hereto. Dated as above. 

Gerret Lansinck Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn 

Jan Vinhaeghen Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Capt. William Parker to Dirck Albertsen Bratt for a 

house and lot on the hill in Albany 

[213] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 

colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the 

Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis- 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 211 

trates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Capt. William Parker, 
court messenger, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of 
Dirk Albertse Bratt a certain house and lot standing and lying here 
in Albany on the hill, having to the north Jan Gilbert, to the south 
Harme Bastiaense, to the east the street and to the west Johannes 
Wendel and the lot possessed by him, the grantor; in breadth ac- 
cording to the survey now made in front and rear three rods, six 
feet and four inches, and in length five rods, four feet, three inches 
Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent granted to him by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, 
of date May 30, 1667 ; l likewise the grantor conveys to said Dirk 
Albertse an alley in the rear from the south corner of the lot to- 
wards the hill, lying between the fence of Cornells van Shelluyne 
and Johannes Wendel, being a part of a patent to him the grantor 
given by Governor Lovelace of date the [blank] ; 2 and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Dirk Albertse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose 
of the aforesaid house, lot, and alley in the rear as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of February i68f . 
Cornells van Dyck W m . Parker 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to Teunis Pietersen for a lot 
on the hill in Albany whereon an old house stood conveyed to 
him by William Parker 

[214] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence 
of the Honorable Mr Cornelius van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, 



1 On this date Sergeant William Parker received a patent for one of the 
" New Lotts of Ground lately Lay'd out at Albany uppermost towards the 
Hills of which Lott N°. 8: conteyns in breadth fourty five foot & in Length 
six Rod." The lot was on the west side of North Pearl street. 

2 Probably the patent of June 7, 1669; see p. 55. 



212 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Dirk Albertse Bratt, who 
declared that be granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Tennis Pieterse a lot 
whereon a small old house stood, lying on the hill, having to the 
north and west him, the grantor, to the south Harme Bastiaense 
and to the east the street; in breadth in front and rear twenty 
wood feet and one inch and in length on both sides sixty-seven 
wood feet with half of the alley lying in the rear from the south 
corner of the lot to the hill, which remains in common for him 
and the grantor; this day from which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance received by him, the grantor, Capt. W m . 
Parker, to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Teunis Pieterse, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dis- 
pose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to 
law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
tra rv hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of February 168-f . 
Cornells van Dyck Dyrck Albertz Brat 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Pieter Philipsen Schuyler for a 
lot at Albany on the hill conveyed to the grantor by Dirck 
Albertsen Bratt and on which said Schuyler built a new house 

[215] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Johannes 
Provoost, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Teunis Pieterse, 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Pieter Philipse 
Schuvler a lot whereon a small old house stood and whereon said 
Schuyler has built a new house lying on the hill, having to the 
north and west Dirk Albertse Bratt, to the south Harme Bastiaense 
and to the east the street ; in breadth front and rear twenty wood 



DEEDS I 678- I /04 213 

feet and one inch, in length on the east side as well as on the west 
side sixty-seven wood feet, with half of the alley which lies in the 
rear from the south corner of the lot to the hill which remains in 
common for Dirk Albertse Bratt and Pieter Phil: Schuyler; which 
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received by 
him this day from Dirk Albertse Bratt, 1 to which reference is herein 
made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, 
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl- 
edging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem ccssam and 
full power to the aforenamed Pieter Phil: Schuyler, his heirs, suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot and 
half alley in the rear as he could do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances ac- 
cording to law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 9th of February i68«. 

_ r . _ ' The words Dirk Albertse Bratt were 

C omens van Uyck . , .. , , . . . 9 

_ interlined before signing/ 

Johannes Frovoost 

TUENIS PlETERSEN 



Deed from Pieter Philipsen Schuyler to Evert Wendel, junior, 
for a new house and lot on the hill at Albany, the lot having 
been conveyed to the grantor by Teunis Pietersen 

[216] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyck and Mr Jan 
Janse Bleker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy 
Pieter Phillipse Schuyler, who declared that he granted, conveyed 
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Evert Wendel, Jun r . a new house and lot standing and 
lying in Albany on the hill, having to the north and west Dirk 
Albertse Bratt, to the south Harme Bastiaense and to the east the 
street; in breadth front and rear twenty wood feet and one inch 



1 This name was written above the line to take the place of that of 
Teunis Pieterse. 

2 See preceding note. 



-'14 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and in length on east and west sides sixty-seven wood feet, with the 
half of an alley which lies in the rear on the southwest corner 
of the lot towards the hill, which remains in common for the 
aforenamed Evert Wendel, Jun r . and Dirk Albertse Bratt; which 
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received by him 
from Tennis Pieterse, dated the 9th of February of this year 
l68|, to which reference is herein made, and that free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Evert Wendel, Jun r ., his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot and half alley in the 
rear as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons 
from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and 
further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 19th of February i68|. 
Corn: van Dyck Pieter Schuyler 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Ro*. Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to William Parker for a house 
and lot on the hill in Albany 
[217] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Air Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Dirk Albertse Bratt, who declared 
that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of Mr W m . Parker his house and 
lot standing and lying on the hill between the houses of Rob*. 
Gardener and Johannes Wendell, in breadth twenty feet and in 
length four rods, by virtue of the conveyance to him, the grantor, 
given by the aforesaid W m . Parker, dated the nth of February 
1675 » * conveying the same back again, the house upon the lot having 
been built by him, the grantor, and that free and unincumbered, with- 
out any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 1477. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 215 

lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the 
least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed W m . Parker, his heirs, suc- 
cessors or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 19th of February i68|. 
Dirck Wesselsz Dyrck Albertz Brat 

Ian Jansz Bleeckcr 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to Johannes Wendel for a lot 
on the Pleyn outside the south gate of Albany 
[218] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, mag- 
istrates of the same jurisdiction, Maj r . Abraham Staets, who de- 
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and 
free ownership to and for the behoof of his son-in-law Mr Johannes 
Wendel a certain lot lying without the south gate of Albany on the 
Pleyn (Plain) between the garden of Geertruy Vosburgh and the lot 
heretofore belonging to Claes Hendriks, having to the west and east 
the highway, in breadth south and north ten rods and eight feet and 
in length twelve rods and eleven feet ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the patent granted to him by the late Governor General 
Rich d . Nicolls dated the 24th of April 1667, 1 to which reference is 
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, ac- 
knowledging that he has made over said lot to said Wendel, his heirs, 



1 This was a confirmation of a grant by Stuyvesant to Thomas Chambers 
for " a certain Lott of Ground House & Garden lying & being in Bever- 
wick at Fort Albany conteining in breadth as well before as behind tenn Rod 
& eight foot in length twelve rod and eleaven foot abutting on the north to 
Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh on the south to Claes Hendricksens, & on the 
west to the waggon way which s d Patent or Groundbriefe graunted as afores d 
bearing date the 8° day of Novemb. 1658 was on the I st day of this moneth 
transported & made over unto Capt a . Abraham Staets &c." 



2l6 EARLY RECORDS < IF ALBANY 

successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 21st of February 168J. 
Cornells van Dyck Abram Staes 

Jan J ansa Blcecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . [blank] 

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn, husband and guardian 
of Ariaentje Arents, widow of Elmer Otten, to Barent Albert- 
sen Bratt for an old house and lot outside the north gate of 
Albany 

[219] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Shermerhoorn, husband and 
guardian of his wife Ariaentie Arents, late widow of Elmer Otte, 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Barent Al- 
bertse Bratt a certain old house and lot standing and lying without 
the north gate of Albany on the west side between the house of 
said Barent Albertse and the lot of Pieter Bogardus, being in breadth 
on the east side three rods, ten feet and on the west side four rods, 
in length on the south side as well as on the north side seven rods 
and three feet ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent 
granted to Elmer Otte by the late Governor General Sir Edmund 
Andross, of date the 25th of March 1680, 1 to which reference is 
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 
the grantor's making any further claim whatsoever thereto, acknowl- 
edging that the payment was received by his predecessor, therefore 
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid 



1 According to this patent, the house and lot originally belonged to Eldert 
Gerbertsen Cruyff, who exchanged it for another lot with Jan van Breman 
[Jan van Bremen], after whose decease it was by order of the court sold at 
a' public outcry by the trustees of the estate and bought by Elmer Otten. 
Taking this statement in connection with the disposal of van Bremen's farm 
at Catskill, mentioned on page 140, it would seem that the " lot " spoken 
of in the patent might refer to the land at Catskill. 



DEEDS I 678- I /04 217 

Barent Albertse Bratt, his heirs, successors and assigns, to do with 
and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and 
incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as 
by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 21st of February i6Sf. 
Cornells van Dyck [Not signed] 

Dirck Wessclsz 

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to Andries Teller for a house 
and lot at Albany conveyed to the grantor by William Parker 

[220] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shaenhechtady etc., in the 
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Dirk Albertse Bratt,' 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr And s . 
Teller, trader, his house and lot standing and lying here in Albany 
on the hill wherein he, Dirk, now dwells, to the south of Jan 
Gilbert, being in breadth according to survey front and rear three 
rods, six feet and four inches, and in length five rods, four feet 
and three inches, Rhineland measure, being the same as conveyed 
to him by W m . Parker under date of the 9th of February i68f, 
from which must be deducted from the south side of said lot 
the lot on which young Evert Wendel's house stands, being 
in breadth twenty wood feet and one inch and in length sixty-seven 
wood feet with the half of the alley which lies in the rear on the 
south corner of the lot according to conveyance by him, the 
grantor, made to Tennis Pieterse on the 9th of February last ; all 
the remainder the grantor conveys to said Mr And s . Teller free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of 
the same (saving the lord's right), always with the understanding 
that the clause comprehended in a certain contract dated the nth 
of February last shall remain in full force, to wit, that if the 
grantor shall pay to Mr And s . Teller what he now owes him he 
may again obtain possession of the aforesaid house and lot for 
fifty beavers within the time of three years after the date of said 
contract but not thereafter, the said fifty beavers being the last 
payment due to Mr Teller ; furthermore the clause respecting 



2l8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the rent, etc. expressed in said agreement has its full effect and 
in case of nonperformance of what is specified in the contract or 
[221] agreement the house and lot with all that thereon is fast by 
nail or earth remains for the behoof of Mr And 5 . Teller, his heirs, 
or successor, or assigns* to do with and dispose thereof as he 
might do with his own patrimonial estate, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims 
and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany on the 3d of March 168J. 
Cornells van Dyck Dyrck Albertz Brat 

Jan Jansz Bleeckcr 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Contract of sale between two Mahican Indians and Andries Al- 
bertsen Bratt for land on the east side of the Hudson river 
(not executed) 

[222] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., these two Mahikan Indians, 
named Annape and Amahanet, the lame Indian, aged about 70 
years, who declared that they had sold and Andries Albertse 
Bratt that he had bought of them with approbation of Madame 
Renselaer a certain parcel of woodland lying within the limits of 
the colony on the east side of Hudson's river above Albany, 
between the kill whereon said And s . Albertse Bratt's mill stands 
and Piskawen kill, extending from the claim or land of P r . van 
Wuggelum and that two miles into the woods, for which the said 
And s . Albertse Bratt now delivers to said two Indians eight 
pieces of duffel and two beavers in seawan, they acknowledg- 
ing that they are fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, giving full possession and ownership to And s . Albertse 
Bratt, his heirs, successors or assigns and promising nevermore 
to do anything contrary hereto. In witness whereof they have 

signed these with their own hands in Albany on the 

[not executed] 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 219 

Deed from Andries Teller to Cornells van Dyck, husband and 

guardian of the widow of Capt. Sylvester Salisbury, for a house 

and lot in Albany (not executed) 

[223] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr Andries Teller, trader, 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Cornells 
van Dyck, husband and guardian of his wife Elisabeth, widow of 
Capt. Salisbury, deceased, a certain house and lot standing and ly- 
ing here in Albany where Joseph Yets now dwells, next to Aern 1 . 
Cornelise Viele, with all that thereon is fast by earth and nail, in 
consequence of a conveyance to him, the grantor, given by the late 
Capt. Salisbury of date the 1st of August 1673, 1 conveying the 
same back again, free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Mr Corn : van Dyk, his heirs, successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, prom- 
ising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all 
trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 16th of April 1684. 
Dirck Wessclsz [not signed] 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

Deed from Pieter Schuyler and Sybrant van Schaick to Teunis 
van der Poel for a lot on Jonker street on which Van der Poel 
built a house 

[224] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, 
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Schuyler and Sybrant 
van Schayk, who declared that they granted, conveyed and made 
over, as they hereby do, in true, rightful and free ownership to 



See Early Records of Albany, 1 194-95. 



220 EARLS RECORDS 0* ALBANY 

and for the behoof of Tennis vander Poel, a certain lot lying here 
in Albany on Jonkheer street, whereon said Vander Poel has built 
a new house, having to the east Jeronimus Wendel, to the north 
Hendrik Rooseboom, to the south and west the streets, being a 
corner house; in breadth on the street southwards, two rods and 
eight inches ; on the west side, also on the street, length five rods, 
five feet, ten inches, and on the east side, length five rods, seven 
feet; breadth behind the house two rods, four feet, nine inches and 
at the end of the lot, northwards, but two rods and one foot, all 
Rhineland measure ; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the 
conveyance to them given by Jacob Tyse vander Hey den, of date 
the 30th of November 1683, to which reference is herein made, 
and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or 
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grant- 
ors' having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging 
that they are paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the 
last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Tennis vander Poel. his heirs, successors, or assigns 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and de- 
fend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
themselves thereto as by law T provided. 

Done in Albany, the 10th of June 1684. 
Dirck Wessehz Pieter Schuyler 

Jan Jansz Bleecker Sybrant van Schaick 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from the constables of Albany as administrators of the 
estate of the late Teunis Willemsen Boots to Jean Forte alias 
Liberte for land in Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 
[225] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence 
of the Honorable Cornelis van Dyk and Dirk Wessells, magistrates 
of said jurisdiction, Jacob Sanders Glen, Rob 1 . Sanders and Albert 
Rykman. in capacity of constables of this place and administrators 
of the estate of Teunis Willemse Boots, who declared that they 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute 
ownership to and for the behoof of Jean Forte, alias Liberte, all 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 221 

the lands and possessions which said Teunis Willemse had in Can- 
astagioene in his lifetime, with house, barn, ricks, orchard and lots, 
just as he possessed the same, comprising a certain parcel of arable 
land of ten morgens lying on the other side of the river at Canasta- 
gioene, to the east of Claes Janse van Bockhooven's farm with 
privilege of the woods [in common] with the other neighbors for 
a range for his cattle, etc., which parcel of land said Liberte has 
possessed now three years, being therewith content as he has had 
it in possession until now; which they, the grantors, do by virtue 
of the conveyance to him, Teunis Willemse, given by Claes Janse 
van Bockhoven, of date the 8th of February 167], l to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered without 
any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantors' in capacity as administrators of the 
estate of the late Teunis Willemse, having any further claim in the 
least thereon, acknowledging that they have received the last pay- 
ment, therefore giving plcnam actionem, cessam and full power to 
the aforenamed Jean Forte, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid as he could do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the - same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding them- 
selves thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 10th of June 1684. 
Cornells van Dyck Jacob Sand: Glen 

Dirck Wesselsa Robbert Sandersz 

Albert Ryckman 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

(Copy sent off by the Post.) 

Deed from Catskill Indians to Cornelis van Dyck for lands at 
Catskill not included in the conveyance to Capt. Sylvester 
Salisbury 

[226] Appeared before us, Mr Dirk W'essels and Mr Jan Janse 
Bleker, justices of the peace of the county of Albany, 2 the follow- 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:173-74, where Teunis Willemse is called 
"Van Wout Bergh." Evidently he is not the same person as Teunis Wil- 
lemse who had children haptized in Albany in 1696-1700, as ProfessorPear- 
son states in a note. " Wout Bergh " may refer to Woudenberg in the 
province of Utrecht. 

2 This appears to be the first use in the conveyances of the term " county 
of Albany," though the county was erected by act of November 1, 1683. 



222 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ing two Indians, late owners of the land of Catskill heretofore 
bought by Capt. Salisbury, deceased, and Marte Gerritse, viz, the 
Indian named Maweyntay and commonly Shermerhoorn, and 
Onekeek commonly called Jan de Backer, representing their whole 
tribe and all others who have any claims in Catskill, who declared 
that the said land consisting of five fiats with the woods lying round 
about there a Dutch mile east, west, south and north, was honestly 
paid for by Capt. Salisbury, deceased, and Marte Gerritse; 1 but 
whereas said Indian owners claim that they have some rights out- 
side of the mile extending as well eastward to the shore as north- 
ward to the great flat heretofore bought by Capt. Jan Cloet, de- 
ceased, Jan Bruyn and Jurian Teunise, therefore, they now de- 
clare that they have sold, as they hereby do sell, fully convey and 
make over to Cornelis van Dyk and Marte Gerritse all their rights 
in the land, as well woodland, arable land, kills, creeks and ap- 
purtenances thereof, nothing whatsoever excepted that may be 
without the limits of their former sale, that is to say beyond the 
mile all around heretofore sold, extending eastward to the shore 
as far as the rights of Gysbert uytt den Boogaert and northwards 
up from a certain kill called Stuck, 2 where the claim of said 
Uytenbogaert ends, along the river northward up to the Vlu\c\ht- 
Jioclr in the Indian tongue named Machawamik, extending fur- 
ther along the claim of Capt. Cloet, deceased, Jan Bruyn and Jurian 
Teunise to the old Catskill path under the hill and so on to the 
former right of Catskill heretofore bought by Capt. Salisbury, de- 
ceased, and Marte Gerritse ; furthermore they declare that they 
relinquish and fully release all the rights and claims which they or 
any of their friends, or relations or other Indians may have on or 
to any of the land within or without said boundaries lying there 
about, turning over their rights aforenamed to Cornelis van Dyck 
and Marte Gerritse, their heirs, or successors forever, having there- 
[227] for, in our presence received three pieces of strouding, one 
kettle, two shirts, two half casks of beer and a pair of stockings, 
wherewith they declare they are fully content and satisfied, prom- 
ising this purchase to warrant and defend against all persons from 
all trouble and claims which may arise from Christians or Indians. 



1 See Deed of July 8. 1678, on p. 19 of this volume. 

2 In another deed printed on p. 225, this kill or creek is described as 
coming out into the river over against Vastrick's island, now known as 
Rogers island. 

3 Literally, " Refuge Point ' ; not " Flying corner," as in E. M. Ruttenber, 
Indian Geographical Names, p. 176. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 223 

In witness of the truth of which the aforesaid two Indians have 
signed and sealed this with their marks in presence of an Indian 
named Papegay, 1 in Albany the 13th of June 1684. 

The mark X of Maweyntay or 

The mark X of Shermerhoorn, made with his own 

Papegay, made with hand. (L. S.) 

his own hand. The mark X of Onekeek or Jan de 

Dirck Wesselsz Backer, made with his own hand. 

Jan Jansz Bleecker (L. S.) 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Pieter Davidsen Schuyler, husband of the widow of 
Gerrit van Schaick, to Johannes Thomassen Mingael for a lot 
without the north gate of Albany on which Aert Goossens van 
Twiller built a house 

[228] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of the 
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyck and Mr Dirck Wessells, justices 
of the peace, Pieter Davidtse Schuyler, husband and guardian of 
his wife Alida, late widow of Ger*. van Schayk, who declared that 
he granted, conveyed and made over to and for the behoof of 
Johannes Thomese Mingael a certain small piece of land lying with- 
out the north gate on which Aert Goosense van Twiller 2 built a 
small house, having to the south and west of him, the grantor, to 
the north Ger 1 . Ryerse and to the east the highway ; in breadth, front 
and rear, two rods, seven feet, on the south one rod, three feet and 
a half, on the north eleven feet and a half ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance to his predecessor, Ger*. van 
Schayk, given by Annetje Lievens, of date the 4th of March 167J, 3 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the 
least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforenamed Johannes Thomase Min- 
gael, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the 
same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 



1 A Dutch word meaning " Parrot." 

2 About him, see Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 840. 

3 Early Records of Albany, 1:176-77. 



224 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances and further never- 
more to do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 16th of June 1684. 

Cornells van Dyck Pieter Davidtsen Schuyler 

Dirck Wcssclsz 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Johannes Thomassen Mingael to the constables of 
Albany, administrators of the estate of Aert Goossens van 
Twiller, for a lot without the north gate of Albany on which 
Van Twiller built a house 

[229] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleecker, jus- 
tices of the peace, Johannes Thomase Mingael, who declared that 
he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free 
ownership to and for the behoof of the administrators of the estate 
of Aert Goosense van Twiller, that is to the constables of this place, 
a certain piece of land lying without the north gate of Albany 
whereon Aert Goosense built a little house, adjoining on the south 
and west Pieter Davidtse Schuyler, on the north Gerrit Reverse, 
on the east the highway; in breadth, front and rear, two rods and 
seven feet, to the south one rod, three and a half feet, to the north 
eleven and a half feet; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
conveyance to him given by Pieter Davidtse Schuyler, dated the 
16th of June 1684, and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right), 
without the grantor's making any further claim whatsoever thereto, 
acknowledging that he is fully satisfied and paid therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforesaid constables in capacity as administrators 
of the estate of Aert Goosense to do with and dispose of the same 
as they in the capacity aforesaid have the right to do, promising to 
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all lawful 
claims, demands and incumbrances and further nevermore to do 
nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 17th of June 1684. 
Dirck IVesselss Johaennis Toemissen Mingael 

Jan Jansz Bleecker In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 225 

Deed from an Esopus Indian named Curpuwaen to Gysbert 
Uytenbogaert for land at Catskill 

[230] Appeared before us, Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Cornelis 
van Dyck, justices of the peace for the county of Albany, a certain 
Esopus Indian named Curpuwaen, representing all the other Esopus 
Indians who may have any claims thereto, who declared that he 
conveyed and made over to Gysbert uyt den Bogaert a certain parcel 
of woodland lying on the north side of Catskill where he at present 
dwells, extending from Boomtjes Jwek l up the river northwards to 
a little kill named Stuck, which comes out into the river over against 
Vastrikken island, 2 extending further westward into the woods to 
below Dirk Teunise's mill to the south, to the first small kill that 
flows out into Hans Vossen kill, 3 running along Hans Vossen kill to 
where the same flows out into the Catskill and so further along the 
Catskill again to Boomtjes hoek; which aforenamed land he, Curpu- 
waen, as the rightful owner thereof, conveys and makes over to Gys- 
bert uyt den Bogaert, his heirs, or successors forever and that free 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon and without his hav- 
ing any further claims thereto, acknowledging that he has received in 
full payment and satisfaction therefor, one coverlet, one gun, one 
kettle, one beaver in stockings, one beaver in rum, two shirts, two 
half casks of beer, for which consideration he hereby delivers the 
said land into the possession and ownership of said Gysbert uyt den 
Bogaert, to have and hold the same forever with the appurtenances 
thereof lying within said limits, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum- 
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause 



1 Literally, " Small Trees' Point." 

2 The same as Vastrix, or Vastrick's island, now known as Rogers island. 
According to E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographical Names, p. 48. Vastrix 
is a compression of Dutch t' Vaste Rak as written on Van der Donck's map 
of 1656, meaning, " The fast or steady reach or sailing course," which began 
here. Egbert Benson, Memoir of the Names of Places in New Netherland, 
1816, reprinted 1848, p. 44, says : " The island between Cats Kill and Hudson, 
under the east shore of Vastrick's Island, so called after Garret Vastrick." 
The latter explanation sounds more plausible, though there seems to be no 
record of any conveyance of the island to either Gerrit or Robert Vastrick, 
both of whom were in the colony of Rensselaerswyck about 1650. 

3 Apparently so named after Hans Vos, Vosch, or de Vos, who was 
onderschout (deputy sheriff) in Beverwyck in 1658. He is given in the 
Rensselaerswyck records as from " Baeden," and in the Court Minutes of 
Beverwyck, 1658-60, p. 80, as born in " Lunnenburgh," which would seem to 
indicate that " Baeden " refers not to the grand-duchy of Baden, but to the 
village of Baden in Hannover. 



226 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

anything to be done contrary hereto. In witness of the truth of 
which the aforesaid Indian has signed and sealed these with his 
mark on Marte Gerritse Island, the 26th of July 1684. 
Interpreted by The mark X of Culpuwaen, made 

Ger*. Teunise with his own hand 

Mart en Gertsen In my presence, 

Comelis van Dyck Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Jannetje Powell, widow of Thomas Powell, to Jacob 
Jansen Gardenier for a lot in Kinderhook 

[231] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, clerk of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of 
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, magis- 
trates of the same jurisdiction, Jannetie Pawel, widow of the late 
Thomas Pawel, deceased, who declared that she granted, conveyed 
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Jacob Janse Gardenier a lot lying at Kinderhoek whereon 
said Jacob Janse has built a house, having to the west P r . Moree, 
to the east Lawrence van Ale, to the south the kill and to the north 
the hill; being in breadth in front 19 rods and in the rear thirty- 
seven rods; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent 
granted to her husband, deceased, by the late Governor General 
Rich d . Nicolls dated the 13th of April 1667, 1 to which reference is 
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without 
the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, therefore 
giving plenani actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed 
Jacob Janse Gardenier, his heirs, successors, or assigns the afore- 
said lot to have and to hold forever to him the aforesaid Jacob 
Janse, his heirs and successors to do with and dispose thereof as he 
could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, without the 
opposition or contradiction of anyone. 

Done in Albany, the 26th of July 1684. 
Comelis ran Dyck The mark X of Jannetie Pa well, made 

Jan Jansz Bleecker with her own hand 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 



1 No record of this patent is found. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 227 

Deed from George Heathcote to Robert Sanders for a house and 
lot and another lot in the rear on the hill in Albany 
[232] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck, etc., Mr George Heathcoat, trader in 
N : York, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over 
in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Rob 4 . 
Sanders a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany 
on the hill, having to the north the house of Jan Gilbert heretofore 
belonging to Teunis Slingerlant, to the west the street, to the south 
Gerrit Lansingh, and to the east Harme Bastiaense and Claes 
Jacobse j 1 breadth in front on the street against the hill twenty-three 
feet and three inches, and in the rear the same, in length fifty-two 
feet and eight inches, by virtue of the conveyance to him given by 
Harme Bastiaense, of date the 26th of August 1676; together with 
a lot behind this on the other street, having south Claes Jacobse, to 
the north Harme Bastiaense, to the east the street and to the west 
the lot hereinbefore described ; length, east and west, seventy-six 
wood feet and breadth, front and rear, twenty-two wood feet, by 
virtue of the conveyance to him, the grantor, given by Claes Jacobse, 
of date the 26th of August 1676; and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claims in the 
least thereon, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Rob*. Sanders, his heirs, successors, or 
assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and two lots 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 23d of July 1684. 

Geo. Heathcote 
In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, CI. 
Cornells van Dyck 
Jan Janss Bleecker 



1 Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Groesbeck," while the deeds 
of August 26, 1676 (Early Records of Albany, 1:135-37), mentioned above, 
refer to " Claes jacobse, alias Rotterdam." That these names refer to one 
and the same person seems borne out by certain entries in Dutch Reformed 
Church records at Albany, in spite of the fact that there is no similarity 
between the signatures of Claes Jacobse Rotterdam in Deeds, 1 1319, 323, 
and that of Claes Jacobse Groesbeek in Wills, 1 1136. Groesbeek is a place 
near Nijmegen in the Netherlands. 



228 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker and Lawrence van Alen to Jacob 
Lokermans for a house and lot in Albany 

[233] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., Mr Jan 
Janse Bleeker, a fellow magistrate, and Lawrence van Ale, who 
declared that they granted, conveyed and made over in true, right- 
ful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Loker- 
mans a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, 
with all that thereon is fast by earth and nail, having to the south 
the house of Pieter Winne and to the north Geurt Hendrix, to the 
east the street and to the west the wagon road; in breadth, front 
and rear, four rods and in length from the street to the wagon 
road; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the conveyance to 
them given by Paulus Martense Rademaker, 1 dated the 2d of 
March 1680, to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantors' having any 
claims in the least thereon, acknowledging that they are fully paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot as he [Lokermans] could do with his 
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
themselves thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 25th of July 1684. 
Dirck Wesselsz Jan Jaxsz Bleecker 

Cornells van Dyck Lourus van Ale 

Deed from Barent Albertsen Bratt to Jacob Abrahamsen Cuyper 
for a lot in Albany, the house on which was rebuilt by the 
grantee 

[234] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., Barent Albertse Bratt, who de- 
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and 
absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Abrahamse Cuy- 
per a certain lot whereon stood a certain house which said Jacob 
Abrahamse rebuilt, lying here in Albany, in breadth twenty-five 
feet, in length to the lot of Rob 1 . Sanders, having on the east side 
Hendrik Bries, on the south side the street, on the west side the 
lot that said Jacob Abrahamse bought of Ger*. Slichtenhorst and to 



Paulus Martensen van Benthuysen, wheelwright. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /04 229 

the north Rob*. Sanders; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of 
the conveyance to him given by Gerrit Lansing, of date the 1 - f 
July 1668, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jacob 
Abrahamse Cuyper to do with and dispose of the same as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to war- 
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to dp nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any man- 
ner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the first day of August 1684. 
Sealed and signed in y e presence of 

Dirck Wesselsz his 

Barent X Albertse Bratt 
mark 

(L. S.) 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Governor Thomas Dongan for 
land on both sides of the Mohawk river west of the bounds of 
Schenectady 2 

[235] Know all men by these Presents, that we underwritten 
Maquase Sachims Indian owners, for and [in] Consideracon of 
these following goods, in hand Paid to witt 6 faddon Duffels 3 
gunns 3 kittles & three bags Powder sixty gild wampum four 
and twenty barrs of Lead six shirts y e Receit whereof wee doe 
oune and acknowledge, & off y e Payment, doe fully Dis[c]harge, 
have bargained Sold aliened & Transported, & by these Pres- 
ents doe Bargain Sell Alien, & Transport all our Right Title & 
Interest unto y e Right hon ble . Col. Tho: Dongan Lief* and gov. 
gen 1 , under his Roy : Highnesse James Duke of York : y e . off N : 
York & its Dependencies, & to his heires & assigns for Ever, 
in a Certain Tract or-Parcell of Land scituate lying & being upon 
y e Maquase River, within y e County of Albany, beginning, where 
y e Bounds & limitts off Shinnechtady End & Terminate, att a 
Certain Place called by y e natives Caggawawoone & so Running 
up both sides of y e River to a Creek or kill Cald & known by 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :439~40. 

2 This document is written in English. 



23O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

y e name off Ottnewadesat ; together with all our Right, title & 
Interest in all y e wood Lands Pastures Meadows, Marches creeks 
Rivers Rivelets Creeks Kills, trees timber, w l . all y e Commodities, 
Emuloments, & Conveniencies thereunto Appertaining & be- 
longing, to have & to hold y e s d . Tract & Parcell of Land & 
Premises to him his heires & assigns for Ever, & in y e quiet 
full & Peaceable Possession of y e s d . [236] Tract & Parcell of 
Land & Premises him y e s d . Tho : Dongan his heires & assignes 
to keep & mentain, we binde ourselfs our heires & assignes for 
Ever firmly by these Presents in witnesse whereof we have here- 
unto Putt our marks & seals in, Albany y e I st . day of August 1684. 
This is Read and In- The mark X of Rhode (L. S.) 

terpreted to them The mark off Tahis Kanoende 

by us (L. S.) 

Arnoudt Corn. Viele The mark of X Sarighto (L. S.) 

Robbert Sanders 2 
Johannes Wcndel 

Sign d . seal' 1 , and De- 
liver d . in y e Pres- 
ence of 

Ger. Baxter 
J. Spragge 
Rob*. Livingston 

Deed from Jacob Thyssen van der Heyden to Tierk Harmensen 
for a house and lot in Albany 
[237] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, etc., Jacob Tyse vand r . Heyden, who declared that he granted, 
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership 
to and for the behoof of Tierk Harmense a certain house and lot 
standing and lying here in Albany wherein said Tierk dwells, with 
all the appurtenances as the same lies in its fence and with all 
that is fast by earth and nail (saving the lord's right), having come 
to him, the grantor, from the attorneys of Lammert van Eck as 
appears by their acquittance executed the 28th of July last, signed 
by Abrah : Staets and Hans Hendrix, and he, the grantor, hereby 
declares that he has no further claim whatsoever thereon, having 
received the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Tierk Harmense, 
his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same 
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 23I 

claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to 
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 2d of August 1684. 

Jacob Theysen vand H[eyden] 
Cornells van Dyck 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Claes Jansen Stavast to Pieter Pietersen van Wog- 
gelum for a house and lot in Albany 

[238] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, etc., Claes Janse Stavast, who declared that he granted, con- 
veyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to 
and for the behoof of Pieter Pietersen van Wuggelum his, the grant- 
or's, house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, having to 
the south Marte Gerritse, to the north Leendert Phillipse, to the 
east the river and to the west the street ; in length nine rods and in 
breadth thirty-six wood feet ; free and unincumbered without any 
charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), 
which he does by virtue of the conveyance given to him, the grantor, 
by Stoffel Janse, 1 deceased, dated the 25th of July 1676, to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Pieter Pieterse van Wuggelum 
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as he could do 
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims 
and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of August 1684. 
Cornells van Dyck Claes Jansen Stauast 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 



1 Stoffel Jansen Abeel; see deed of July 25, 1676, in Early Records of 
Albany, 1:130. 



232 EARLY RFXORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Gerrit Visbeeck, husband and guardian of the widow 
of Jan Fransen van Hoesen, to Hans Juriaensen for a parcel 
of woodland at Claverack 

[239] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., Ger 1 . Vis- 
beek, husband and guardian of Volkje, late widow of Jan Franse 
van Hoesen, who declared that he granted and conveyed, as he 
does hereby, to and for the behoof of Hans Juriaense a certain 
parcel of woodland where he now dwells, 1 lying between the land 
of Jan Roothaer 2 and that of Jacob Janse van Hoese, having Jan 
Roothaer to the north and Jacob Janse to the south and running 
straight to the shore, keeping the same width which it has inland 
between said boundary lines ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue 
of the patent granted to Jan Fransz van Hoesen by the late Gov- 
ernor General Richard Nicolls, bearing date the 14th of May 1667, 3 
to which reference is herein made, for which land the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received satisfaction, promising to de- 
fend the same from all trouble, claims and demands which may 
hereafter arise (saving the lord's right), binding thereto his per- 
son and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting 
the same to all courts. Done in Albany on the 4th of August 1684. 
Cornells van Dyck Gerret Vi[s]beeck 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 



1 At this point the words: groot hotidert morgen (containing one hundred 
morgens) were erased. 

2 Jan Hendricksen, alias Roothaer (Red hair); see next note. Egbert 
Benson, in his Memoir, 1817, p. 16, says : " Jan Roodhaer, a little freely 
translated Foxy-head John." 

3 In this patent the land is described as " being at Claveracke near Albany 
stretching from the small Creeke or Kill by Jan Hendricksens al[ia]s Root- 
haer to the Land belonging to Gerrit Slichtenhoorsts which s d p r cell of 
Land takes in three of the clavers, on the south side of the s d Roothaers 
and strikes into the woods near about the way that goes over the great 
Creek or Kill, & so going forwards it includes all the Land within the 
Bounds of the markt Trees, & the creeke or Kill which s d p r cell of Land 
was upon the 5 th day of June 1662 purchased fro[m] the Indyan Proprietor : 
with leave of the Governour by Jan Frans van Housen, and due satisfaction 
given by the same." 

The use of the word " clavers " in this patent is interesting and suggests 
that Claver-rack may mean something else than Clover-reach, as commonly 
stated. Claver means " clover," but the use of the word in the sense of a 
piece of land, possibly a clover field or a meadow in the shape of a clover 
leaf, is peculiar. 



DEEDS 1 6/8-1 /04 233 

Deed from Gerrit Visbeeck, husband and guardian of the widow 
of Jan Fransen van Hoesen, to Jacob Jansen van Hoesen for a 
parcel of woodland at Claverack 

[240] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., in presence of the Honorable 
Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates of the 
same jurisdiction, Ger*. Visbeek, husband and guardian of his wife 
Volkje, widow of Jan Frans van Hoese, deceased, who declared 
that he granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Jacob Janse 
van Hoese, his wife's son, and to his heirs, or assigns a piece of 
woodland lying in the Claverak to the south of Hans Juriaense, as 
wide as it is pointed out to him and so [of uniform width] right 
on to the shore, on which he now dwells ; which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Jan Frans 
van Hoese by the late [Governor] General Rich : Nicolls, dated 
the 14th of May 1667, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that 
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which piece 
of woodland the grantor acknowledges that he has received satis- 
faction, promising to defend the same from all demands, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done at Albany, the 4th of August 1684. 
Dirck Wesselsz Gerret Visbeeck 

Marten Gcrtscn 

Deed from Gerrit Visbeeck, husband and guardian of the widow 
of Jan Fransen van Hoesen, to Frank Hardick for a parcel of 
woodland at Claverack 

[241] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Ger*. 
Visbeek, husband and guardian of his wife, late widow of Jan 
Frans van Hoese, deceased, who declared that he granted and con- 
veyed to and for the behoof of Frank Hardick, his heirs, or as- 
signs, a certain piece of woodland lying at the Claverak, about one 
English mile from Ger*. Visbeek's house, right out east, of one 
hundred morgens, which he has already taken possession of and 
fenced and so from thence to the shore, which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Jan Frans 
van Hoese by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, dated the 
14th of May 1667, 2 to which reference is herein made, and that 
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which piece 



1 See note to preceding deed. 

2 See note to deed of same date as the present from Gerrit Visbeeck to 
Hans Juriaensen, on p. 232. 



23-| EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of woodland the grantor acknowledges that he has received satis- 
faction, promising to defend the same from all demands, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done at Albany, the 4th of 
August 1684. 

Dirck Wesselsz Gerret Visbeeck 

Marten Gertsen 

Deed from Maes Cornelissen, attorney for Jacob Jansen Gar- 
denier, to Adam Dingemans for a lot and a farm at Kinderhook 
[242] Appeared to us, the undersigned magistrates, Maes Corn- 
elise, 1 attorney for Jacob Janse Gardenier, who declared that he 
granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Adam Dingemans, 
his heirs [and assigns], a lot lying at Kinderhoek on which said 
Jacob Janse has built a house, having to the west Pieter Moree, to 
the east Lawrence van Ale, to the south the kill of Kinderhoek 
and to the north the hill, being in breadth in front nineteen rods 
and in the rear thirty-seven rods, which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance to him given by Jannetie Powells, widow 
of the late Thorn : Powel, deceased, of date the 26th of July last 
past, to which reference is herein made and that free and unin- 
cumbered (saving the lord's right) ; likewise is conveyed to said 
Adam Dingemans the farm on which he now dwells as it lies in its 
fence and as it came to him, the grantor, from Evert Luykasse by 
conveyance dated the 8th of September 1 677,2 being the just half 
of the land Evert Luykasse there owned, lying on the south side, 
with all the rights, property and appurtenances thereof lying on 
the east side of the kill of Kinderhoek, being the middle piece of 
land there ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of said convey- 
ance dated the 8th of September 1677, and that free and unin- 
cumbered (saving the lord's right), for which lot of land and farm 
the grantor in the capacity aforesaid acknowledges that satisfac- 
tion has been given to Jacob Janse and promises to defend the 
land from all future claims, binding himself thereto as by law pro- 
vided. Done at Albany, the 4th of August 1684. 
Marten Gertsen Maes Cornelysz 

Jan Jansz Bleecker I approve and confirm what Maes 

Corn : has subscribed to above 
Jacob Jansen Gerdenyer 



1 Maes Cornelisssen was a son of Cornells Maesen van Buyrmalsen, the 
ancestor of the Van Buren family. See about the latter Van Rensselaer 
Bowier Mss, p. 180-81, 807. Maes stands for Thomas; see Johan Winkler, 
Studicn in Nedcrlandsche namenkunde, p. 179, 191. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1:162-63. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 235 

Deed from Lawrence van Alen and Maritje, widow of Pieter van 

Alen, administrators of the latter's estate, to Harmen Jansen 

for land at Kinderhook (not signed) 

[243] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Law- 
rence van Ale and Maritje, late widow of P r . van Ale, deceased, 
in capacity as curators of the estate of P r . van Ale aforenamed, 
who declare that they grant and convey to and for the behoof of 
Harme Janse a certain parcel of land being to the east of the kill 
behind Kinderhoek extending from below the land of Evert Luy- 
casse, going southward to Nohachtequaesich and then further into 
the woods so far as the rights of the Indians extend, which they, 
the grantors, do by virtue of the patent granted to Pieter van Ale, 
deceased, by the Right Honorable Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, 
dated June 26, 1668, 1 to which reference is herein made and that 
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which parcel 
of land the grantors acknowledge that they have received satis- 
faction and promise the same to defend from all future claims, 
binding themselves thereto as by law. provided. 

Done in Albany, the 5th of August 1684. 

[not signed] 

Deed from Harmen Jansen 

[244] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Harme 
Janse, who declared that he granted and conveyed to and for the 
behoof . . . 

[The remainder wanting] 

Deed from Robert Sanders, attorney for Thomas Davidtsen 
Kikebel, to Dirck Bensing for a house and lot opposite the 
church in Albany 

[245] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, colony of Renselaerwyk, etc., Robert Sanders, in capacity of 
attorney for Thomas Daves, as appears by the instrument thereof 
dated the 1st of July 1684, who declared that he granted, conveyed 
and made over to and for the behoof of Dirk Bensing and to his 
heirs a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany 
over against the church between the houses of Maj. Abraham Staes 
and Ger 1 . Visbeek, in breadth in front on the street and in the rear 
against the town posts thirty-nine wood feet and in length one 



1 This patent was granted to Pieter van Alen in confirmation of his 
purchase of the land from the Indians on June if 1666. , ,1 i.-Ua! 



236 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

hundred and fifty-five feet, which he, the grantor does by virtue of 
the power of attorney aforesaid and of the conveyance to Thomas 
Davis given by Ger 1 . Yisbeek, dated the 1st of August 1682, 1 to 
which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), for which house and lot the grantor acknowledges 
that Thomas Davidtse has had full satisfaction, the first penny with 
the last, promising to defend the same from all trouble, challenge, 
claims and demands which may hereafter arise, binding thereto 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, sub- 
mitting the same to all courts. Done in Albany, the 13th of 
August 1684. 

The words " to his heirs," in the sixth line, and " hundred 

and fifty-five feet," in the eleventh line, were written before 

signing. 
Marten Gertsen Robbert Saxderz 

Jan Janss Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn to Barent Albertsen 
Bratt for a house and lot without the north gate of Albany 
[246] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Ryer 
Jacobse Shermerhoorn who declared that he granted, conveyed and 
made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the 
behoof of Barent Albertse Bratt a certain house and lot standing 
and lying without the north gate of Albany on the west side be- 
tween the houses of said Barent Bratt and P r . Bogardus, being in 
breadth on the east side three rods, ten feet, on the west side four 
rods, in length on the south side as well as on the north side seven 
rods and three feet ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
patent granted to his predecessor Elmer Otte by the late Governor 
General Sir Edmund Andross, dated the 25th of March 1680, 2 and 
that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing 
out of the same (save the lord's right), for which house and lot the 
grantor acknowledges that his predecessor received satisfaction, the 
first penny with the last, and promises to defend the same from all 
trouble, claims or incumbrances that may hereafter arise, binding 



1 See p. 162. See also deed from Anna Wymans, the wife of Thomas 
Davidtsen Kikebel, to Dirck Bensing, for same property, dated August 1, 
1682, on p. 164. 

2 See p. 216. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 237 

thereto his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, 
submitting the same to all courts. Done in Albany, the 13th of 
August 1684. 

Marten Gertsen Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhoorn 

Jan Jansc Bleccker Jn my presenc6j 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of the 
estate of Rutger Arentsen, deceased, to Dirck Wessels and 
Gerrit Banker, attorneys for Barentje Paus, widow of Jan 
Harmensen Backer, for a house and lot in Albany 
[247] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al- 
bany, etc., Mr Adriaen Gerritse van Papendorp, in capacity of ad- 
ministrator of the estate of Rutger Arentsen, deceased, who de- 
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over to and for the be- 
hoof of Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Ger*. Banker, attorney for 
Barentie Paus, widow and relict of Jan Hermense Backer, deceased, 
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany with all 
that thereon is fast by earth and nail, standing between the houses 
of Gabriel Thomson and said Jan Harmense, deceased, on the Jonk- 
heer street, just as the same was possessed and occupied by said 
Ruttger Arentse, deceased, up to his death and all the rights therein 
which belonged to him ; being in length according to the patent to 
said Rut Arentse granted by the late Governor General Rich d . 
Nicolls, of date the 2d of May 1667, 1 to wit, three rods, nine feet, 
ten inches, and in breadth in front on the street eleven feet and 
seven inches and to the north seven feet ; and that free and un- 
incumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), for which house and lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received full satisfaction, the first penny 
with the last, and promises to defend the same from all trouble, 
claims and demands which may hereafter arise and further never- 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 5th of September 1684. 
'Marten Gertsen Adriaen Gerretsen Papendorp 

Jan Jansz Bleeckcr 



1 This was a confirmation of the conveyance from Pieter Claerbout to 
Rutger Arentsen of December T V, 1664, for which see Early Records of 
Albany, 1:66. The description in the patent reads: "for a certain house 
and Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany in the Highstreet to the 
Hast of the s a Pieter Claerbout and to the west of Jan Coster van Aukers," 
which is the reverse of the description in the translation of the deed. 



238 EARLY RECORDS OF AT.'! AN i 

Deed from Jannetje Powell, widow of Thomas Powell; to Steven 
Jansen Coningh for a third part of a parcel of woodland 
behind the Kinderhook 

[248] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Jannetie 
Pauels, widow of the late Tho: Powell, who declared that she con- 
veyed and made over to and for the behoof of Steven Janse 
Cooningh a third part of a certain parcel of woodland lying behind 
the Kinderhoek, on the north side of the old wagon road from the 
beginning of the kill to the S pic g ell, which land he bought for him 
and And 5 . Hanse Sherp and Gysbert Cornelise in accordance with 
the contract of sale thereof dated the 5th of March 166 , which 
she, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to her husband 
deceased on the 13th of April 1667, 1 and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the 
lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim what- 
soever thereto, acknowledging that she is paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforesaid Steven Janse Coning, his 
heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the third 
part of the aforesaid land as he might do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects. Done in Albany, the 6th of September 1684. 
Dirck Wesselsz The mark X of Jannetie Powell, 

Jan Jansz Bleecker made with her own hand 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Jan de Wever to the heirs of Cornells Wyncoop for 
two parcels of land in the Esopus 
[249] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 

of the county of Albany, Jan d'Weever, 2 who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute 
ownership to and for the behoof of the rightful heirs of Cornells 
Wyncoop two parcels of land lying in the Sopus, close by the Niezv 

Dorp, 5 one parcel consisting of nine morgens or eighteen acres and 
three hundred rods, and the other consisting of twenty-four acres 
or twelve morgens and four hundred and fifty rods, together with 
a lot in the town 4 to the west of Lambert Huybertse and to the 
south of the highway, being in breadth eleven rods and in depth 



1 This patent is not recorded. 

-Literally: Jan. the weaver; probably the same as Jan Martensen. 
3 The " Xew Village," meaning Hurley, near Kingston, N. Y. 
* In d' stadt; referring to Kingston, N. Y. 



DEEDS 1678-I7O4 239 

twenty rods, and that all by virtue of a certain patent, to him, the 
grantor, given by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, dated 
the nth of June 1667, 1 to which reference is herein made, as well 
in respect to the bounds as otherwise, and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav- 
ing the lord's right), for which parcels of land and lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received satisfaction from Cornells Wyn- 
coop and promises to defend the same from all trouble, claims and 
demands that may hereafter arise, binding thereto his person and 
estate, present and future, submitting the same to all courts. Done 
in Albany, the 10th of September 1684. 

Cornells van Dyck The mark X of Jan d'Wever, made 

Dirck Wesselsz with his own hand 

Deed from Harmen Gansevoort to the heirs of Jan Conell for 
his farm at Catskill (not executed) 
[250] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace, 
Harme Gansevoort, master brewer and burgher of this town of 
Albany, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in 
true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of the 
lawful heirs and successors of Jan Conell his farm lying at Catskill, 
with all the appurtenances thereof, buildings, house and fence, just 
as he, the grantor, has possessed the same, lying near the mouth of 
the kill, 2 being the land that came to him and Elbert Gerbertse Cruyff 
from Andries de Yersman, 3 who married the widow of Pieter 



'In this patent, which was a confirmation of the grant to Jan de Wever 
of April 25, 1663, the land is described as " a parcell of Land lying in Esopus 
neare unto the new village, or the westermost piece of Land, to the East 
of Nicholas Varletts, & to the west of Everard Pells a line being runn 
from the Hills to the Creek or Kill northwest and by north it conteins in 
breadth thirty Rod & is in bignesse about eighteen acres or nine margen, & 
three hundred Rod : As also a parcell upon the great piece of Land to 
the west of Nicholas Varletts, & to the East of Everard Pells a line being 
runn as before Its in breadth forty Rod, & conteyns in all about twenty four 
acres or twelve margen, & four hundred and fifty Rod. Together with a Loot 
of Ground in the Towne to the west of Lambert Huyberts, & to the South 
of the Highway, being in breadth eleaven, & in depth twenty Rod." 

2 glccgen voor aen d'kill. 

3 Andries the Irishman. Judging from his name, one might take him to 
have been the father of Jan Andriessen, the Irishman who had a farm in 
Catskill and who died between March 12 and November 28, 1664. It is not 
unlikely, however, that both names refer to one and the same person. 
See Early Records of Albany, 1 :63-04, 71, 345. 



24O EARLY RECORDS OF ALB \NY 

Teunise van Bronswyk, 1 he, the grantor, having afterwards bought 
the half of Elbert Gerbertse Cruyff ; all which he, the grantor, grants 
and makes over to the executors or administrators of said Jan Conell 
by virtue of the patent from the Honorable Governor General Rich d . 
Xicolls, dated the 16th of May 1667, 2 and that free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save 
the lord's right), without the grantor making any further claim 
whatsoever thereto, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied there- 
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plcnam actionem 
cessam and full power to the aforesaid administrators of the estate 
of Jan Conell to do with and dispose of the same as executors or 
administrators by law have a right to do, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands 
and incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be 
done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany . . . [Not executed]. 

Deed from Hilleke Bronck, widow of Pieter Bronck to Hendrick 
Martensen Beeckman and Jacob Cornelissen van den Boogaert 
for a lot in Albany on which the grantor built a house 
[251] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
in the county of Albany, Hilleken Bronks, widow of the late Pieter 
Bronks, who declared that she granted, conveyed and made over in 
true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Hen- 
drik Martense Beekman and Jacob Cornelise van den Boogaert a 
certain lot lying here in Albany whereon the blockhouse stood and 
on which she, Elle, has built a house, having to the south Albert 
Rykman, to the north Jan van Loon to the west the highway and 
to the east the road along the town's palisades ; in breadth in front 
on the street four rods less ten inches and in the rear two rods, 
two feet, two inches, and in length thirteen rods, eight feet, six 
inches ; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted 
to her late husband by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, 



1 Pieter Teunissen from Brunswick; see about him Van Rensselaer Bowier 
Mss, p. 839. 

2 This was a confirmation to Elbert Gerbertsen Cruyff and Harmen Harm- 
ensen Gansevoort for two parcels of land at Catskill granted to Pieter Teun- 
issen van Brunswick on October 25 and November 16, 1653, the first parcel 
being on the south side of the kill and containing about 44 acres, and the 
second parcel being on the north side of the kill, opposite the first parcel, 
and containing about twelve acres. According to the patent both parcels 
were bought by Cruyff and Gansevoort of Andries de Yersman in 1660. 
Cf. contract of sale between Harmen Gansevoort and Jan Conell, April 20, 
1678, in Early Records of Albany, 1:180-81. 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 24I 

dated the nth of June 1667, 1 to which reference is herein made, 
and that free and unincumbered, for which lot the grantor acknowl- 
edges that she has received satisfaction and promises to defend the 
same from all future claims, binding herself thereto as by law pro- 
vided. Done in Albany, the 23d of September 1684. 
Dirck Wesselsz Hyleke Bronck 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Mahikan Indians to Sybrant van Schaick for land 
back of Kinderhook south of Pompoenick 

[252] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, the following Mahikan Indians, owners of 
a certain parcel of land lying behind Kinderhoek to the south of 
Pompoenik, viz, Wapemanitto, Sikkaneek, Pichketay a squaw, and 
Mamanequanaskqua also a squaw, who declared that they granted, 
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership 
to and for the behoof of Sybrant van Schayk a certain parcel of land 
(beginning from the claim of J: Bruyn where three white bark oak 
trees were marked by Jochim Lambertse, then authorized by said 
Jan Bruyn to mark his division line) 2 which land lies upon the little 
kill to the south of Pompoenik, by the Indians called Kewaghtequak, 
running into the great Kinderhoek kill ; the land lies on both sides 
of said little kill up the kill, comprising six flats of arable land 
together with the w r oodland lying thereby, containing together about 
eight hundred acres or four hundred morgens, being on the south 
side of the hill and on the north side of the path that goes to N. Eng- 
land, but inasmuch as the path aforesaid runs along the hindermost 
flat, Sybrant has also bought two thousand paces across the N : Eng- 
land path to the south ; all of which they declare to convey together 



1 Pieter Bronck received on that date two patents, one for land near 
Catskill and the other for a house and lot in Albany "to the North of 
Juriaen Jans Groenewout, & to the South of Leendert Phillipsen, conteyning 
in breadth to the west of the waggon way six Rod eleaven foot three inches 
Rynland measure, & to the East of the way towards the River five Rod, 
seaven foot, & a halfe, in length to the North of Juriaen Jans Groenewout, 
& to the South of Leendert Phillipsen thirteen Rod, & two foot. Together 
with a Garden lying behind the House towards the River . . ." Cf. Deed 

from Geertruy Barents, and the administrators of the estate of Reyndert 
Pietersen to Albert Ryckman, July I, 1678, on p. 17 of this volume. 

2 The words in parentheses were inserted between the lines with the fol- 
lowing marginal note: " N. B. This was submitted for insertion by P r . 
Schuyler and Sybrant, it having been forgotten, as they say, on this 8th dav 
of Feb. i68i" 



242 EARLY RECORLS OF ALB N N V 

with all their rights comprised within said bonds as regards kills, 
creeks, woods, trees, marshes, brush lands, hills and dales, nothing 
reserved, acknowledging that in full payment and satisfaction there- 
for they have received the following goods now delivered to them, 
to wit : one hundred guilders seawan, two pieces of strouding, two 
blankets, six coats, four pieces of duffel, two sacks of powder, six 
shirts, two kettles, five axes, two guns, four pairs of stockings, ten 
bars of lead and twenty pounds of shot, four half casks of beer, 
a roll of tobacco, and one dozen pipes, wherewith the owners ac- 
knowledge that they are contended and satisfied, he, the buyer, hav- 
ing likewise paid to the widow of Jan Thomase the quantity of nine 
beavers for her claim. The aforesaid owners promise to defend said 
land from all claims and demands of Christians and Indians, de- 
livering the same to Sybrant van Schayk, his heirs, executors and 
assigns, doing the same as lawful owners and heirs of the old Indian 
named the Jonckheer, who in his lifetime possessed this afore- 
said land. In witness whereof they have signed these with their 
marks in the court house of Albany on the 3d of October 1684. 
Marten Gertsen The mark X of Wapemanitto 

Jan Jansz Bleecker The mark X of Sikkaneek 

Gabriell Tomasen, The mark X of Pichketay 

as interpreter The mark X of Mamanequanasqua 

In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, CI. 
Tapgayet, a Mahikan Indian, testifies that the aforesaid Indians 
are the rightful owners of the land that they have sold to Sybrant 
van Shayk conveyed in this deed and in confirmation thereof has 
made his mark below, datum ut supra in presence of two justices of 
the peace. 

The mark X of Tapgayett. 

Deed from Hendrick Rooseboom to Madam Margareta Schuyler, 

widow of Philip Schuyler, for a piece of a lot in Albany behind 

the house in which her son Arent Schuyler dwells 

[253] Appeared before us, justices of the peace for the county 

of Albany, Hendrik Rooseboom who acknowledged that he granted, 

conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership 

to and for the behoof of Madam Margareta Schuyler, widow of the 

late Mr Phillip Schuyler, deceased, a certain piece of a lot lying 

behind the house wherein her son Arent dwells, the lot whereon said 

house stands having also been conveyed by the grantor to Mr Ph: 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 243 

Schuyler deceased on the 14th of June 1677 j 1 the lot behind the 
same, which is now conveyed, is in length, east and west, thirteen 
rods and eleven feet and in breadth to the west thirty wood feet 
and in the rear two rods and nine feet Rhineland measure, all as 
the same now lies inclosed in its fence, having to the south Omy La 
Grangie and Jan Hendrik Bruyn, to the north Joh : Rooseboom and 
Evert Wendel, Jun r ., to the east a common way and to the west the 
house and lot heretofore conveyed to Mr Ph : Schuyler by the 
grantor ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted 
to him by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls, dated the 30th 
of April 1667, 2 to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), for which piece of a lot the grantor 
acknowledges that he has received full satisfaction by the hands of 
the late Mr Ph : Schuyler, the first penny with the last, and there- 
fore promises to defend the said lot from all future claims, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of 
October 1684. 

Hendrick Rooseboom 
Jan Jansz Blceckcr In my presence, 

Dirck Wesselsc Ro T . Livingston, CI. 



Deed from Margareta Schuyler, widow of Capt. Philip Schuyler, 
to her son Arent Schuyler for a house and lot in Albany 
[254] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
for the county of Albany, Madam Margareta Schuyler, widow of 
the late Capt. Phillip Schuyler, deceased, who declared that she 
sold, granted and conveyed, as she hereby does, to and for the 
behoof of her son Arent Schuyler a certain house and lot standing 
and lying here in Albany, having to the south Jan Hendrik Bruyn 
and Omy La Grangie, to the north Johannes Rooseboom and Evert 
Wendel, Jun r ., to the east the common way and to the west the 
street ; in breadth in front on the street thirty wood feet besides a 
free drip on the north side, and in the rear two rods, nine feet 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :i53-54. 

2 No record of this patent is found. The date is probably a mistake for 
April 27, 1667, when a patent was granted to Jacob Gevinck [Hevick] and 
Reyndert Pietersen for a lot and brewhouse afterwards transferred to 
Albert Ryckman, and for a house and lot toward the hills in breadth five 
rods and in length twenty rods, sold to Hendrick Rooseboom, Sept. 13, 1662; 
see Early Records of Albany, 1 191-92, 309-TO. 



244 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Rhineland measure and in length east and west eighteen rods and 
two feet, also Rhineland measure ; which she, the grantor, does by 
virtue of two conveyances from Hend : Rooseboom, the one of June 
14, 1677, 1 the other of the nth of this month, and that all free and 
unincumbered (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's hav- 
ing any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that she is 
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and promis- 
ing to defend said house and lot from all future claims, for which 
she binds herself as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 14th of 
October 1684. 

Margriet Schuler 
Dirck Wesselsz In my presence, 

Marten Gertsen Ro T . Livingston, CI. 



Deed from Jan Clute to Jeronimus Wendel for a parcel of land 
without the north gate of Albany, in exchange for another 
piece of land 

[255] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace, 
Jan Cloet, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over 
in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of 
Jeronimus Wendel a certain parcel of land lying without the north 
gate in the pasture heretofore belonging to Madam Corlaer, being 
a height where the carts used to haul clay; in breadth in front on 
the street and in the rear thirty feet and in length on both sides also 
thirty feet, which parcel of land his uncle Jan Cloete, deceased, 
exchanged with said Jeronimus Wendel for the lot behind his lime 
pit,- to wit, eight feet from the lime pit to the pond ; so that the 
grantor in capacity of heir of his late uncle has no further claim 
thereupon ; promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all lawful liens, claims and demands and further never- 
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any 
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 15th of October 1684. 

Johannes Clut 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 



1 See Early Records of Albany, i : 153-5.4 

2 Calk Cuyp; literally, lime vat. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 245 

Deed from Jeronimus Wendel to Jan Clute for a small piece of 
land behind his lime pit, in exchange for another lot 

[256] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace, 
Jeronimus Wendel, who declared that he granted, conveyed and 
made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the 
behoof of Jan Cloet a certain small piece of land lying behind his 
lime pit, to the north of the kill by Mews Hoogebooms, to wit, eight 
feet to the east of his lime pit and extending back to the pond, being 
in length four rods and two feet and in breadth as his lot is ; which 
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given by 
Jacob ten Eyck and Isaak Verplank, dated the nth of March 168-^ 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim thereon, 
acknowledging that he exchanged the same with the late Jan Cloet, 
deceased, for thirty feet square on the street on the clay hill, promis- 
ing therefore to warrant and defend the same against all persons 
from all lawful liens, claims and demands and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 
15th of October 1684. 

Jeronimus Wendel 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 1 

Deed from Willem Ketelheyn, husband and guardian of Hilletje, 
widow of Storm van der Zee, to Sybrant van Schaick for a 
house and lot in Albany 

[257] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace, 
W m . Ketelheyn, husband and guardian of his wife Hilletie van d r . 
Zee, late widow of Storm van der Zee, deceased, who declared that 
he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute 
ownership to and for the behoof of Sybrant van Schayk a certain 
house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, next and on the 
south side of said W m . Ketelheyn and to the north of Jan Albertse 
Bratt; in breadth on the east side twenty-six wood feet and four 
inches and in breadth on the west side thirty-seven w r ood feet and 
three inches, in length on the south side from Jan Albertse Bratt's 
stable forty-six wood feet and eight inches and in length on the 



1 Not signed by the justices of the peace. 



246 EARLY RFXORDS OF ALBANY 

north side eighty-one wood feet ; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Storm van d r . Zee by 
the late Governor General Richard Nicolls, dated the 10th of May 
1667, 1 to which reference is herein made ; and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any further 
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Sybrant van 
Schayk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid house and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial 
estate and effects, having received full payment therefor according 
to contract of sale dated September 28, 1682, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and 
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 1st of November 1684. 
Pieter Schuyler, Willem Ketelhuyn 

Justes of de Pees In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Sybrant van Schaick to Elsie, widow of Otte Grimm, 
for a house and lot in Albany 
[258] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Sybrant van Schayk, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Elsie, widow of the late Otte Grimm, 
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany between 
the houses of Jan Albertse Bratt and \Y m . Ketelheyn, being in 
breadth on the east side twenty-six wood feet and four inches and 
in breadth on the west side thirty-seven wood feet and three inches 
and in length on the south side from Jan Albertse Bratt's stable 
forty-six wood feet and eight inches and in length on the north side 



1 This patent was a confirmation of the grant by Stuyvesant to Anthony 
de Hooges bearing date the 23d of April 1652, " for a certain Lott of Ground 
lying in Beverwick at Albany abutting to the North on the Creek, or Kill 
called the Fuycke Kill to the South and East the waggon way, and to the 
West on Volchert Jans conteyning in length sixteen Rod, & in breadth nine 
Rod, which s d Patent or Groundbriefe so graunted as afores d was upon the 
I st . day of May 1662 transported & made over unto Storm Albertse by 
Roeloffe Swartwoults who married the widdow, & Relict of th'aforenamed 
Anthony de Hooges." 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 247 

eighty-one wood feet; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the 
conveyance given this day to him, the grantor, by W m . Ketelheyn, 
husband and guardian of his wife, Hilletie vand r . Zee, to which 
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without 
any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Elsie, widow of Otte Grimm, her 
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as 
she could do with her own patrimonial estate and effects, promising 
to warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, 
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore 
to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 17th of November 1684. 
Pieter Schuyler Sybrant van Schaick 

Justes of the pees In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Andries Albertsen Bratt to Johannes Wendel of his 
half interest in the mill on the Poesten kill 
[259] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Andries Albertse Bratt, who declared that 
he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Johannes Wendell his, the grantor's, 
certain half [of the] sawmill, together with half of the kill on which 
the mill stands and half of two morgens of arable land lying in the 
colony of Renselaerswyk up the river on the east bank over against 
the Steenehoek and whereas a certain contract was made between 
the grantor and Luycas Pieterse respecting said land that it should 
be for the behoof of the Ryder, 1 all this the grantor also conveys and 
makes over to said Johannes Wendell, with the apple trees thereon 
planted; likewise the half of a [right of] free egress with a wagon 
from said mill (heretofore called Poesten mill) along the hill to- 
wards Pieter Pieterse van Wuggelum's to the shore as heretofore it 
has been used; in like manner the grantor hereby fully surrenders 
the just half of the tools in the aforesaid mill, with half of eleven 
saws, also all the rights as he And 5 . Albertse Bratt has possessed the 



1 d'Ryder; literally, the rider, or horseman, apparently referring to Johannes 
Wendell. 



248 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

same and as received by him from Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, together 
with the half of what since that time has been received by, made 
for and delivered to the said mill; which he, the grantor, does by 
virtue of the conveyance to him given by Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, 
dated April 15, 1680, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out 
of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is paid 
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving 
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Johannes 
Wendel, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid half saw mill and half the tools as he could do with his 
[260] own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and de- 
mands according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause any- 
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 1st of December 1684. 

The mark AB of Axdries Albertse 
Bratt, made with his own hand 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Gysbert Marcelis to Johannes Clute, nephew of the 
late Capt. Johannes Clute, for a small piece of pasture land 
without the north gate of Albany 2 

To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall come 
Gysbert Marcelis of y e Toune and County of Albany shoomaker 
sendeth greeting in our Lord God Ever Lasting ; know yee that for 
and in Consideration of a heirfer to him y e said Gysbert Marcelis 
delivered, by Cap 1 . John Clut deceased, the Receit whereof, he doth 
cleerly and absolutely, acquit, Exonerate and Discharge, and there- 
with doth acknowledge himself to be fully paid, Contented and satis- 
fyed, he y* said Gysbert Marcelis, hath graunted, Bargained, Sold, 
Enfoeffed and Confirmed, and by these p[re]sents doth fully cleerly 
and absolutely, graunt, Bargain sell, alien Enfoeffe and Confirm unto 
Johannes Clut Cousin 3 to y e deceased Cap 1 . John Clute, a Certain 
small Peece of Pasture ground, scituate Lyeing and being without y* 5 
north gate of Albany, haveing to y e southeast, y e highway Running 



1 See p. 0&-69. 

- This deed is in English. 

3 Meaning nephew; see next document. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 249 

towards y e Branch, of y e old vosses Creek and y e River to nothing, 
to y e north, the kill or branch of old vosses Creek, where the Tann 
Pitts stand onn, and to y e west Gysbert Marcelis aforesaid, Contain- 
ing in Lenth from where y e kill afores d comes into y e River, to y e 
Lott of y e said GysrA Marcelis sixteen Rod, & Runns then straight 
towards y e kill along Gysbert Marcelis fence Eleven Rod and fyve 
foot, keeping three foot off from y e Tann Pitt of Jacob Teunise, 
and att y e street fourteen foot from y e ground sell of Gysbert Mar- 
celis little house w h . said Peece of ground he Purchased of W m . 
Parker deceased, who was Impoured by Cap 1 . Matthias Nicolls 
then Sec r . of y e Province to dispose of y e same w t . all y e Profits, 
Commodities, and appertenances whatsoever to y e said Tenement lott 
or Peece of Pasture ground belonging or in any ways appertaining, 
To have and to hold y e s d . Peece of Pasture ground and Premises, 
w 1 . these and Every of these appertenances unto y e s d . Joh: Clout, 
his heirs Exc rs . Ad rs . & assigns, in his quiet and Peaceable Posses- 
sion and seizin against all Persones to warrant and for Ever by these 
Presents to Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e s d . Gysbert Marcelis and 
Barbara his wife have hereunto sett y r hands & sealls in Albany this 
fourteenth day of Octob. in y e 36 year of his Maj : Reign A . 1684. 

Gysbert Marcelis (S:) 
Sealed & deliver d in y e P[re]sence of 
David Schuyler 
Rob*. Livingston, CI. 

Recorded y e I st . of Decemb. 1684 

Bond and mortgage of Johannes Clute to Harmen Gansevoort 
and Harmen Thomassen 

[261] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Johan Cloete, who declared himself to be 
honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Harme Gansevoort 
and Harme Thomase and to their heirs, in the sum of four hundred 
pounds current money of this province, which aforesaid sum of 
£400 I promise to pay to said Harme Gansevoort and Harme 
Thomase, their heirs, executors and administrators ; for which pay- 
ment I bind myself, my heirs and executors, together with my house 
standing and lying next to Johan d'Vries and also specially my 
negroes, horses, cattle and other property firmly by these presents. 
Thus signed and sealed in Albany on this day, the 12th of De- 
cember 1684. 

The condition of the above obligation is such: That whereas said 



25O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Harme Gansevoort and Harme Thomase on this day have bound 
themselves and become sureties in the sum of four hundred pounds 
current money of this province for the payment by Johan Cloete of 
the debts which his uncle Johan Cloete, deceased, left behind and 
for the execution and performance by him of all that is compre- 
hended in the will of his said uncle deceased, as heirs, executors or 
administrators are by law required to do; therefore, if said Johan 
[262] Cloete shall perform all that in said condition is specified 
in such a way that said sureties shall incur no loss or damage by 
reason of said suretyship, that then said obligation shall be null and 
void ; but if Harme Hansevoort and Harme Thomase suffer any 
damage by reason of said suretyship, then this obligation shall 
serve as a counter security to make good the amount of the damage 
which they may suffer in the matter aforesaid and to recover the 
same out of the effects aforesaid without loss or expense. Done 
in Albany on the date above written. 

Johannes Clute (L. S.) 
Pieter Schuyler, Justis of the pees 
Johannes IVendel, Justis of the pees 

Deed from Johannes Clute and Bata, his wife, to Robert 
Livingston for a piece of pasture land without the north gate 
of Albany 

[263] 1 To all Christian People to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
Come, Johannes Cloet and Bata his wife of y e County of Albany, 
sendeth greeting in our Lord God everlasting know yee y*. for and 
in Consideration of y e somme of ninety Peeces of Eight currant 
money of y s . Province to him y* s d . Johannes Cloet in hand Paid 
att and Before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof, off Rob 1 . Living- 
ston of y e Toune and County of Albany, merchant, the Receitt 
whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, and thereof and of every 
Part & Parcel thereof, doth fully cleerly and absolutely, acquitt 
Exonerate and Discharge, him y e said Rob 1 . Livingston for ever 
and therewith doth acknowledge themselfs to be full paid, Con- 
tented, & Satisfyed they y e said Johanes Cloet and Bata his wife, 
have graunted Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, and Confirmed, 
and by these p r sents doe fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt Bargain, 
Sell, alien Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e said Rob 1 . Livingston, a 
Certain Peece of Pasture ground, Scituate Lyeing and Being with- 
out the north gate of Albany, haveing to y e East y c River to the 
west the high way, To y e South y e Tann Pitts and y* high way that 



1 In English. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 251 

goes towards y e River and to y e north a vacant Lott, belonging to 
y e Colony hard by Piet r . Bonts, is broad towards the Street or 
highway from y e Lott of Isaak V [er] planck and Jacob ten Eyck 
to y e Corner of y e fence northward nine & Twenty Rod one foot 
and a half ; wherein is Comprehended y e Thirty foot Square of 
Cornelis van Schelluyne, & y e Thirty foot square of Jeronimus 
Wendel is in Len[g]th from y e Corner of y e fence to y e River side 
four and Thirty Rod and a half, and in bredth along y e River 
side towards y e East, to y e branch of y e old Vosses kill where y e 
Tann Pitts Stand on five and Twenty Rod, & from thence up 
Westerly to y e Tann Pitts afores d ., and y n . over the Creek att y e 
River side along the highway to the Lott of Gysbert Marcelis, 
seventhien Rod and three Inches, and Runns from thence straight 
towards y e Creek along y e fence of said Gysbert Marcelis, north- 
ward ; Eleven Rod and five foot keeping three foot from y e Tan Pitt, 
sett there by Jacob Teunise, and att y e Street fourteen foot Rynl : 
measure, from y e ground sell of Gysbert Marcelis Little house 
according to y e Transports or Conveyances made to him Cloet by 
Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost Trustees of y e Estate of 
Anthonia Slackbome, and by Gysbert Marcelis ; dated y e fourteenth 
day of this Instant Octob : x to w h . writeings these are Referred ; 
w l . all y e ways, waters, water Courses, Easem ts ., Profits Commodi- 
ties and appertenances whatsoever to y e said Tenement or Lott or 
Peece of Pasture ground, belonging or in any ways appertaining, 
together, w*. all and Singular, deeds Evidences, and writeings, touch- 
ing and Confirming y e Premises ; only or any Part thereof, to have 
and to hold y e Said Lott, and Peece of Pasture ground, and 
Premises, w*. there and every of y r . appertenances unto y e Said 
Rob 1 . Livingston, his heirs Exec rs . ad rs . and assigns, in his quiet 
and Peaceable Possession and Seizin, against all Persons to warrant, 
and for Ever by these p r sents Defend in witnesse whereof y e Said 
Joh : Cloet and Bata his wife, have hereunto sett y r . hands and Seals 
in Albany y s . fifteenth day of Octob in y e 36 year of y e Reign of our 
Souv : L d . Ch : y e 2 : by y e Grace of God of Eng : S : f r : & Irland 
king: def : of y e faith A . 1684. 

Sic: Subscr: Johannes Clut (S) 
Sealed & delivered in y e Presence of 
David Shuyler 
Gysb: Marcelis 

geregistr: den 12. decemb. 1684 2 



1 See next document. 

2 Geregistreerd den 12. Decemb. 1684, i. e., Recorded the 12th of December 
1684. 



252 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, adminis- 
trators of the estate of Anthonia Slachboom, widow of Arent 
van Curler, for a piece of pasture land outside the north 
gate of Albany 

[264] 1 To all Christian People, to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost administrators 
and Trustees of y e Estate of Anthonia Slackboome wid w . of Arent 
van Corlaer, of y e Toune of Albany, sendeth greeting in our Lord 
God Everlasting, know yee y*. for and in Consideration of y e Somme 
of Six and Thirty Pounds fifteen shill ; curant money of this Prov- 
ince to them y e Said Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost in 
hand Paid, att and Before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by 
Johannes Cloet, the Receit whereof, they doe hereby acknowledge & 
thereof and off every Part and Parcel thereof, doth fully, cleerly 
and absolutely acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge him y e Said 
Johannes Cloet for ever and therewith doth acknowledge themselfs 
to be fully, paid, Contented and Satisfyed, they the said Cornelis 
van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, have graunted Bargained, Sold 
aliened, Enfoeffed, and Confirmed, and by these p r sents, doth fully, 
cleerly, and absolutely graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and 
Confirm, unto y e Said Johannes Clut a Certain Piece of Pasture 
ground, Scituate, Lyeing, and Being without y e north gate of Al- 
bany, haveing to y* East the River, & to y e west the highway, to the 
South y e Tann Pitts, and a Branch of y e old Fosses kill and to y e 
north a Vacant Lott, off Isaak Y [er] plank, and Jacob ten Eyck to y e 
Corner of y e fence northward nine & Twenty Rod, one foot and a 
half, wherein is Comprehended y e Thirty foot Square of Cornelis 
van Shelluyne, and the thirty foot Square of Jeronimus Wendell is 
long from y e Corner of y e fence till y e River side, four and Thirty 
Rod and a half, & in bredth along y e River side towards y e East to 
y e Branch of y e old Vosses kreek or kill, where y e Tann Pitts stand 
on five & Twenty Rod, & from thence up westerly to y* 5 Tann Pitts 
afores d ., according to a former Patent graunted unto y e Trustees 
afores d ., dated y e 25 of March 1680, by Sir Edmund Andross, of y e 
one half, w h . lyes .in y e Limits of Albany, and the oy r . Parcel Lyeing 
in y e Bounds of Renselaers Colony; w h . was sold att a Publike outcry 
or vendu y e 10 th . of April 1677 to w h . writeings these are Referred, 
w*. all y e Profitts, Commodities, and appertenances whatsoever to 
y e s d . Tenement or Lott or p s . Pasture ground, belonging, or in any 
ways appertaining, together w*. all and Singular, deeds, Evidences, 



1 In English. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 253 

and writeings touching and Confirming y e Premises only or any part 
thereof, to have and to hold, y e s d . Tenement, Lott or Peece of 
Pasture ground and Premises w*. there and every of there apper- 
tenances, unto y e said Johannes Cloet, his heirs, Executors, ad rs . 
and assigns, in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seizin 
against all Persones to warrant, and for ever by these p r sents De- 
fend, in witnesse whereof y e s d . Corn: van Dyck and Johannes 
Provoost have hereunto Sett there hands & Seals in Albany this 
fourteenth day of octob. in y e Thirty Sixth year of y e Reign of our 
Soueraign Lord, Charles y e Second, by y e Grace of God, of England, 
Scotland, france & Irland king; Defender of y e faith & annoq. dom: 
1684 

CORNELIS VAN DYCK (S) 

Johannes Provoost (S) 
Signed & Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
David Schuyler Justice of Peace 
Ger f . Banker Justice of Peace 

Recorded in Albany y e 12 of decemb. 1684. 

Deed from Margareta Schuyler, widow of Philip Schuyler, to 
Douwe Jells Fonda for a house, barn, hay rick, orchard and 
three morgens of land 

[265] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Madam Margareta Schuyler, widow and 
relict of the late Phillip Schuyler, who declared that she granted, 
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to 
and for the behoof of Dowe Jillise Funda a certain house, barn and 
rick, with orchard and land containing about three morgens as it 
lies in fence (saving the Steen Bergh) standing and lying in the 
colony of Rensselaerswyk, by virtue of the contract of sale thereof 
dated the 24th of October 1672 and the conveyance by Pieter 
Meesen to the grantor's husband deceased given on the 25th of 
August 1672, 1 to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having 
any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that she is 
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, there- 
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore- 
named Dowe Jillise Funda, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 1503. 



->54 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

with and dispose of the aforesaid house, barn, rick, orchard and 
land as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further, 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding herself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 29th of December 1684. 

Maergriet Sciiuler 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 
J: Wend' 
W: Teller 

Thus far the copies of conveyances above £50 sent to Mr Spragge 
to be registered according to act of the assembly of the [blank] 
being in all 6. 1 

Deed from Benjamin Roberts to Juriaen Jansen van Hoesen for 
a house and lot in Albany 

[266] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
for the county of Albany, Benjamyn Roberts, husbandman dwell- 
ing at Maelwyk above Schinnechtady, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Juriaen van Hoese a certain house 
and lot standing and lying here in Albany with all that thereon 
is fast by earth and nail, being a corner house to the north of 
Maj. Abraham Staets, in length on the south side five rods, 
four feet and two inches, to the north five rods, two feet, five 
inches, in breadth to the east on the brewery of Sybrant van 
Schayk one rod and ten feet and to the west one rod and seven 
feet and ten inches, Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jan Rinckhout, 
dated the 27th of March 1678, 2 to which reference is herein made, 
and that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or 



1 This refers to the act entitled : " An act to prevent ffrauds in conveyanc- 
ing of lands," passed November 3, 1683, which provided that after the 25th 
of December following no grants, deeds, mortgages or other conveyances of 
lands or tenements within the province of New York would be valid unless 
recorded within six months by the clerk of the county where such lands or 
tenements lay, and that once every year the clerk of each county must 
transmit to the secretary's office at New York for registration in that office, 
together with the fees ordained for the same, all conveyances exceeding the 
sum of fifty pounds. See Colonial Lazvs of New York, 1 : 141-42 (published 
as Assembly Documents, 1895, v. 23, no. 107, pt 1). 

2 No record of this conveyance is found. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 255 

issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the 
grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowl- 
edging that he has received the sum of thirty-six beavers, being the 
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Jurian Janse van Hoese, his heirs, 
successors or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he could 
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims 
and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 30th of December 1684. 

This is the mark X of Benjamy'n 
Robberts, made with his own hand 
hand 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Johannes Clute, nephew and heir of the late Capt. 
Johannes Clute, to Jan van Loon for one-third of a tract of 
land opposite Claverack 

[267] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the 
peace for the county of Albany, Johannes Cloet, in capacity of heir 
of his uncle the late Johannes Cloet, who declared that he granted, 
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership 
to and for the behoof of Jan van Loon a just third of a tract of 
land over against the Claverak which his uncle Johannes Cloet, 
deceased, owned jointly with Jan Bruyns and Jurian Teunise, as 
the patent 1 thereof granted by the Honorable General Rich d . 
Nicoll[s] to Capt. Cloet, deceased, Jan Bruyns and Jurian Teunise 
will prove; which land lies on the west side of the North river 
over against Claverak, named by the Indians Caniskeek, extending 
along the river from P r . Bronk's land to the marsh (vly) by the 
point on the mainland lying behind Barents island ; which afore- 
said just third part the grantor conveys to Jan van Loon as it 
was possessed by his late uncle, except the land which his late 
uncle and his partners conveyed to Marte Gerrittse on the 28th 
of March 1681, as well as the twenty morgens of land lying on 
the Moordenaers (Murderer's) kill with the homestead lying 
thereby which his late uncle conveyed to Wyntie Harmens, 2 as 

1 This patent was dated May 25, 1667; see p. 120, note. 

2 The daughter of Harmen Thomassen Hun; see p. 120. 



256 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

appears by the conveyance dated the 7th of April 1681, which 
said piece of land Capt. Cloet, deceased, with the knowledge and 
consent of his partners gave to the said daughter, because his 
partners Jurian Teunise and Mynd. Frederikse each took possesion 
of a place on the shore, in return for which the elder Cloet deceased 
obtained and received this donated piece of land. And whereas 
the late Capt. Cloet conveyed the aforesaid tract of land with 
all his rights (excepting the two aforesaid parcels) to P r . Bosie 
and Jan van Loon on the 7th of April 1681 ! and immediately 
caused a bond and mortgage or special pledge of said land to be 
made, with the express condition that if either of these persons, 
that is, P r . Boise or Jan van Loon, failed to pay twenty-five beavers 
each, his half of the land might be attached, and whereas P r . 
[268] Bosie has failed to pay the promised money according to 
the mortgage, which Jan van Loon has duly satisfied, that is, the 
sum of fifty beavers, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, 
therefore, the grantor conveys the said tract of land to Jan van 
Loon alone and to his heirs forever, to have and to hold the same 
to the behoof of the said Jan van Loon, his heirs or assigns, to 
do therewith and to dispose thereof as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend 
the same against all persons from all lawful liens, claims and in- 
incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto 
as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of February i68f. 

Johannes Clut 
Johannes W end el 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

I, the undersigned, declare hereby that I release Jan Cloet, 
who has signed the foregoing deed, from all damage, claims and 
demands which may arise by reason thereof from P r . Bosie or 
from any of his heirs, inasmuch as the term of the mortgage in 
which he is concerned also has not yet expired. In witness whereof 
I have signed this with my own hand in Albany, the 2d of Feb- 
ruary i68*. 

Jan van Loon 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 



See p. 121-23. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 257 

Deed from Johannes Clute, heir of Capt. Johannes Clute, to 
Symon Schouten for land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 

[269] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Johannes Out, in capacity of heir of his 
uncle Johannes Clute, deceased, who declared that he granted, con- 
veyed and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for 
the behoof of Symon Schoute two pieces of land lying at Can- 
astagioene on the south side of the Maquas river on the great 
flat, being all the right and claim which Capt. Cloet, deceased, had 
on the river bank, to wit, one piece of about ten morgens in size, 
adjoining on the land of Culis a and Hann, and the other piece also 
on the great flat of about six morgens in size bounding on the 
land of Jan Spoor, on the express condition that on the height along 
the shore a path shall remain, also that he, the buyer, Symon 
Schoute, shall be holden to maintain a fence along the stone hill, 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance obtained 
by his late uncle from Klaes Janse van Bockhoven, of date the 
31st of October 1677 ; 2 likewise there is conveyed to said Schoute 
the land on the height for a farmstead on which his house and 
barn stand, beginning from the claim of Culis that was given him 
and so along the boundary of Culis's land to his, Symon Schouten's, 
land, and on the other side to the northwest unto the garden of 
Jan Thymese, on condition that Jan Thymese or his successors 
shall have a free passage through Symon Schouten's land to his 
own land, keeping the same width, to the arable land of Symon 
Schouten ; and that all free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), 
without the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, 
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforenamed Symon Schoute, his heirs, successors, 
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid land and ap- 
purtenances thereof as he could do with his own patrimonial estate 
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all 
persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law 
and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done con- 
trary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law 
provided. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of February i68f. 

Johannes Clut 
In my presence, * 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

1 Gerrit Claessen [van Vranken?]; see p. 83. 

2 See Earlx Records of Albany, 1 : 167-68, erroneously dated October 21, 1677. 

17 



258 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Symon Schouten to Jan de La Warde for land at 
Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 

[270] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Symon Schoute, who declared that he 
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner- 
ship to and for the behoof of Jan de La Warde a piece of arable 
land lying on the great flat at Canastagioene, on the south side of 
the Maquas river, in size about six morgens, bounding on the land 
of Jan Spoor and so on to the river, keeping the same width as Jan 
Spoor's land, on this condition that the aforenamed Jan Spoor 
must build and always maintain the fence between his and this 
aforenamed land, to wit, he, Jan Spoor, or whoever may receive 
title from him hereafter; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of 
the conveyance received by him this day, date underwritten, from 
Johannes Cloet ; and that free and unincumbered, without any 
charges thereon or issuing out of the same ( saving the lord's 
right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenum actionem cessam 
and full power to the aforenamed Jan de La Warde, his heirs, suc- 
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid* piece of 
land as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons 
from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and 
further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of February i68i. 

The mark X of Symon Schoute, 

made with his own hand 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Bond and mortgage by Symon Schouten to Johannes Wendel 

[271] Appeared before me. Rob 1 . Livingston, secretary of Al- 
bany, colony of Rensselaerswyck. etc., in presence of the Honorable 
P r . Schuyler and David Schuyler, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
Symon Schoute who declared himself to be honestly and truly in- 
debted and in arrears to Mr Johannes Wendel or to his heirs in a 
capital sum of four hundred and seventeen guilders, twelve stivers 
in beavers, which principal sum draws interest at six to the hundred 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 259 

yearly, being for goods received and for money advanced to his 
content; which aforenamed sum of fl.417 :i2 in beavers the sub- 
scriber promises to pay to the aforenamed Mr Johannes Wendel, 
his executors, administrators or to his order within the time of 
six years from the date hereof with current interest to be reckoned 
from today at a half per cent a month till the day of final and 
effectual payment ; and if the subscriber meanwhile shall reduce 
or pay a part of the principal sum, interest at the rate of one-half 
per cent a month shall be paid for the remainder: For the pay- 
ment of which principal sum and interest the subscriber specially 
binds and mortgages his farm of ten morgens of land lying on the 
great flat at Canastagioene, bounding upon the land of Culis and 
Hann, to him this day conveyed by Johannes Cloet, and generally 
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, noth- 
ing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges, for the collection of said capital sum 
with the current interest without, loss and expense. Done in Al- 
bany on the second day of February i68|. 

The mark X of Symon Schoute, 
made with his own hand. 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Westenhook Indians to Lucas Santen, John Spraggs, 
Dirck Wessels and Cornells van Dyck for land on Westenhook 
creek 

[272] J Know all men by these Presents that wee underwritten 
Indian owners & Native Proprietors off y e Land called Westen- 
hook, viz f . Nischotawa, Awaanpaak, and Panemat y e Sonne off 
Ottonowa who is Impowred by his Father, for and in Consideracon 
of these following goods in hand Paid, to witt Twenty faddom 
black wampum, Twenty faddom white wampum four Blankets three 
faddom Stroudwaters Six faddom Duffels, Two Stroudw : Coats, 
three Duffels Coats, three Childrens Coats, Six Shirts, three gunns, 
four kitles, four baggs of Pouder six axes, six pare of Stockings 
Two hoes, Two half fatts Strong Beer, four fatts of Rom, twalf 
Pair of Shissers Twelf Combs, Two Rolls of Tobacco Twenty 
knives Twenty barrs of Lead and thirty aulls, the Receit whereof 



In English. 



200 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

wee doe oune and acknowledge, and off y e Payment doe fully dis- 
charge, have bargained Sold, aliened and Transported and by these 
Presents doe Bargain, Sell, alien, and Transport all our Rigth Title 
and Intrest unto Lucas Santen Esq r . his R : high 8 . Co 1 . John Spragge 
Esq r . Sec ry . of y e Province, Dirk Wessells & Cornells van Dyck and 
to there heires and assigns for Ever (they haveing a graunt from 
y e Right hon ble . Col Thomas Dongan Gov r . Gen 1 , dated y e 1 1 of 
January 1683 to Purchase y e Same) In a Certain Tract or Parcell 
of Land. Scituate Lying and being on a Certain Creek Called 
Westenhook ; beginning att y e great fall of waters, Called by y e 
Natives Pawachtuek, and Soe Running up northerly, both Sides of 
y e Creek ; to witt on y e west side as farr as y e flatt Land, belonging 
to an Indian called Panaskenak, Containing four flatts or Plains 
y e Southermost next to y e falls called Kenachkehantick, y e next 
Achneganick, y e 3 d . Awaankaniss and y e fourth flatt or Plain which 
is y e northermost bounds on y e west Side of y e Creek called 
Taashammik, And on y e East side of y e kill or Creek from y e s d . 
falls Running up northerly Containing also four flatts or Plains y e 
first next to y e falls being a greatt flatt or Plain and y e Southermost 
Part thereof called Pacachkook and y e north end Soquawaen, y* 
Second Plain Nananachquak ; y e 3 d . Flatt Taasham, and y e fourth 
or northermost flatt called Machemene Pakak. Running northerly 
to a Creek or kill y l . comes out of y e woods called Wata Pichkaak, 
and soe Running into y e woods from both sides of y e Creek East- 
ward and westward to y e high hills as far as y e owners Propriety 
streeches [273] And Southerly below y e falls on both sides of y e 
Creek as far as to y e Land off Machaktehank, together w l . all our 
Right. Title and Intrest, in all y e woods, Lands, Pastures, medows, 
marches, Creeks, kills, Rivelets, Trees, Timber, w*. all oy r . Com- 
modities, Emulements and Conveniencies thereunto, appertaining, 
and belonging, to have and to hold, y e Said Tract and Parcell of 
Land and Premises, to them y e Said Lucas Santen, John Spragge, 
Dirk" Wessells, and Cornelis van Dyck there heires and Assigns for 
Ever, and in y e quiet full and Peaceable Possession of y e Said Tract 
and Parcell of Land and Premises them y* Said Lucas Santen, 
John Spragge, Dirk Wessells & Cornelis van Dyck, there heires and 
assigns to keep and mentain, wee binde ourselfs our heires and 
assigns for Ever firmly by these Presents. In wittnesse whereoff 
wee have hereunto Putt our marks & Seals in y e Presence of,P r . 
Schuyler & David Schuyler Justices of y e Peace ; and Interpreted by 
Arnout Corn : Viele Sworn Interpreter, in Albany y e fourth day of 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 20I 

february in y e Seven & thirtieth year of his majst. Reign Annoq. 
Dom. i68f 

f y e words between y e 13 and 14 line 
"1 was interlined before signing 

The mark of X Nishotawa [L. S.] 
The mark X of Awaanpaak [L. S.] 
Tmerk X van Panematt [L. S.] 

The mark X of Wattawitta 
Sachem of y e Mahikan- 
ders as Witnesse — 
The X mark off mamatamitt 
as a witnesse 

Signed & Sealed 

in y e Presence of 
Pieter Schuyler Justis of the peace 
Davidt Schuiler Justus of the peace 
Arnout Corn : Viele tolck 1 

My Present 
Rob t . Livingston CI. 

Bond and mortgage of Jan Verbeeck to Stephanus van Cortlant 
and Jacob Sanders Glen, attorneys for the late Volkwen 
Momma, merchant at Amsterdam, with assignment of mort- 
gage to Johannes Cuyler and satisfaction by him 

[274] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
for the county of Albany, Mr Jan Verbeek, ex-magistrate, who ac- 
knowledges and declares that he is honestly and truly indebted to 
Mr Stephanus van Cortlant and Mr Jacob Sanders Glenn, at- 
torneys for Mr Volkwen Momma, 2 in his lifetime merchant at 
Amsterdam, in the sum of four hundred and sixty-two guilders 
and seven stivers in beavers, growing out of goods and merchan- 
dise which he to his content received of the late Jan Bastiaensen 
van Gudsenhooven, 3 in his lifetime factor for Mr Momma, for 
which sum the subscriber executed a mortgage in favor of said Jan 
Bastiaense van Gudsenhooven upon his house and lot standing and 



1 Tolck is Dutch for Interpreter. 

2 Volkwen, or Folkwin, Momma may have been a brother of Maria Momma, 
the wife of Wouter van Twiller. In the letter book of Jeremias van 
Rensselaer among the Rensselaerswyck Mss are several letters addressed to 
Maria Momma about business matters that had been intrusted to Jan 
Bastiaensen van Gudsenhoven and in which she seems to have had an interest. 
Cf. Release on p. 340. 

3 He died in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in 1666 or 1667; see Van 
Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 844. 



262 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

lying here in Albany, then Beverwyk, before Mr Johannes La 
Montagnie, Abraham Staets and Adriaen Gerritsen, then in office 
as by said mortgage and special pledge appears, dated the 30th of 
July 1 661, which is held in full force and virtue and hereby con- 
firmed, excepting that the lot which he sold to Reynier Schaets with 
consent of Jacob Sanders, attorney of the said Mr Momma, which 
shall not be comprised therein; which aforesaid sum of fl.462:/ he, 
the subscriber, promises to pay to the aforenamed Mr Steph : van 
Cortlant and Mr Jacob Sanderse Glenn, attorneys for said Mr 
Volkwen Momma, or to their order and that in good, whole, salable 
beaver skins at eight guilders a piece, therefore binding specially his 
new house wherein he, the subscriber, at present dwells, with the 
adjoining lot or alley of five feet, lying between the houses of Marte 
Gerritse and Reynier Shaets aforenamed, which lot is in breadth 
behind fifteen feet and some inches ; and generally his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, for 
the recovery if need be of the aforewritten sum without loss and 
expense, all under guaranty as herein before stated. Done in Al- 
bany, the 17th of February 168*. 

Jan Verbeeck (L. S.) 
Johannes W'endel In my presence, 

Justes of de pees Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Memorandum. Whereas Johannis Cuyler of the city of Albany 
has bought the right and interest in the debts and claims due to 
Mr Momma and others heretofore executed by the aforenamed 
Jan Bastiaense van Gudsenhooven of his heir Mr Volequyn Kip, 
merchant at Amsterdam, according to the bill of sale dated Sep- 
tember 18, 1696, therefore I, the undersigned, assign the contents 
of the above written mortgage to said Johannis Cuyler or to his 
order. As witness my hand in N : York, May 19, 1697. 

Was signed: S: V: Cortlant 

Alb: y e i f of May 1702 

The Contents of y e above mortgage of Jan Yerbeek Dec d . 
Received of Wouter van der Zee in four severall times doe there- 
fore Exonerate and Discharge y e . s d . mortgage as witnesse my 
hand 

Johannes Cuyler 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /O4 263 

Deed from Ryck Claessen to Johannes Wendel for a house and 
lot in Albany 
[275] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
for the county of Albany, Ryck Claese, husbandman dwelling at 
Canastagioene, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof 
of Mr Johannes Wendel a house and lot standing and lying here in 
Albany on the hill, between the house of the heirs of W m . Parker, 
deceased, and the common alley of the houses of And 5 . Teller and 
Ger*. Hartenbergh; in breadth twenty feet and in length three rods 
and a half, all Rhineland measure, as the same lies inclosed in its 
fence ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance re- 
ceived by him from W m . Parker, dated the 13th of October 1671, 1 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the 
lord's right), without the grantor's having any claim in the least 
thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssam 
and full power to the aforenamed Mr Johannes Wendell, his heirs, 
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house 
and lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 
Done in Albany, the 18th of February i68£. 

Ryck Claessen (L. S.) 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Johannes Clute, nephew of the late Capt. Johannes 
Clute, to Johan Friese (Vries) for a parcel of land behind the 
house and lot of the grantee 

[276] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Jan Cloet, heir of his uncle the late 
Johannes Cloet, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made 
over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof 
of Johannes Vries, burgher and inhabitant of this place, a certain 
parcel of land lying behind the house and lot of the grantee, be- 



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :49a 



264 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

tvveen the lot of Marte Cregier and him, the grantor ; the parcel 
of land that now the grantor to him, Johannes Vriese, is conveying 
is in length eighteen wood feet and as broad as the grantee's house 
and lot is, viz, sixteen wood feet and one inch, which was conveyed 
to him by his uncle, deceased, on the 27th of March 1680, 1 that is 
eighty wood feet ; and afterwards was conveyed to said Vries by 
his uncle, deceased, thirty wood feet on the 14th of November 1681, 2 
and is together with these eighteen feet all together one hundred and 
twenty-eight wood feet long and sixteen wood feet and one inch 
broad as by the respective deeds thereof more at large appears ; 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to his uncle 
Joh : Cloet, deceased, by Jan Lansingh, dated the 10th of April 
1679, 3 t0 which reference is herein made, and that free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same 
(saving the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further 
claim thereto whatsoever, acknowdedging that he is paid and satis- 
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plendm 
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan d'Vries, his 
heirs, successors or assigns, to have and to hold the aforesaid parcel 
of land forever, promising to warrant and defend the same against 
all persons from all lawful claims, liens and demands and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in 
Albany, the 21st of February 168*. 

Signed and sealed in 
presence of us, 

Johannes Clut (L. S.) 
Willem Teller In my presence, 

Ro T . Livingston, Secretary 

Deed from Pieter Bosie to Jan van Loon for a parcel of land 
opposite Claverack 
[277] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, etc., Pieter Bosie, inhabitant of this county, 
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, 
rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Jan van 
Loon, his heirs and assigns, all his right and title in a certain parcel 



1 See p. 72. 

2 See p. 147-48. 

3 See p. 38-39- 



DEEDS 1678-1704 265 

of land lying on the west side of the North river over against 
Claverak, named by the Indians Caniskeek, as the same came to him 
by deed from Johannes Cloet, deceased, dated the 7th of April 1681, 
granting to him, the grantor, and to the grantee each a half, for 
which land he, P r . Bosie, and Jan van Loon gave a mortgage in the 
sum of fifty beavers to the behoof of said Cloet, which mortgage 
and special pledge Jan van Loon alone has satisfied and paid and 
therefore the grantor releases all right and title which he or his 
heirs and successors might have or claim in said parcel of land speci- 
fied in said deed from Capt. Cloet, deceased, without the grantor's 
having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he 
is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 
therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the 
aforenamed Jan van Loon, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do 
with and dispose of the aforesaid parcel of land and appurtenances 
thereof as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 
promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons from 
all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to law and further 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in 
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 2d of March i68f. 

The mark X of Pr. Bosie, made with 
his own hand (L. S.) 

In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Gysbert Marcelis and Johannes Roos to Willem 
Claessen Croesbeek (Groesbeck) for a lot in Albany 
[278] a To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall Come Gysbert Marcelis & Johannes Roos of y e Toune of Al- 
bany sendeth Greeting, in our Lord God everlasting, Know yee, 
that for and in Consideracon of y e Somme of Six & Thirty Bevers 
currant money of this Province to them y e S d . Gysbert Marcelis & 
Johannes Roos in hand Paid att and Before y e Ensealing and de- 
livery hereof by Willem Claese Croesbeek 2 of Alb n . y e Receit 
whereof they doe hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully cleerly and absolutely acquitt, 
Exonerate, and discharge him y e S d . W m . Claese Croesbeek his 
Executors, administrators and Assigns, for ever, and therewith doe 
acknowledge themselfs to be fully Paid Contended, and .Satisfied, 



1 In English. 

2 Intended for Groesbeek or Groesbeck. 



266 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

they, the said Gysbert Marcelis & Johannes Roos have graunted, 
Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, & Confirmed and by these 
Presents, doth fully cleerly and absolutely Grant, Bargain, Sell, 
alien, Enfoeffe, and Confirm unto y e Said W m . Claese CroesBeek, 
all that certain Lott of ground Scituate, lyeing and being within y e 
toune of Albany between y e house and Lott of Claes Ripse and y c 
house and Lott of Gysbert Marcelis & Joh : Roos; containing in 
bredth on y e East & west Side Sixteen wood foot, & in len[g]th 
one hund : six & twenty wood foot, according to former Transport 
given by Aeltje Slichtenhorst dated y e 15 August 1684 whereof this 
is a Part, w*. all y e Profites, Commodities & appertenances whatso- 
ever to y e said Lott off ground, belonging, that is to say that y e said 
W m . Claese Croesbeek is to have a free Entry from y e Street to his 
yard over y e S d . Joh : Roos his Lott so long as it is not built upon, 
& being built he is to have free Entry to his yard throw a Common 
Lane next y e Lott of Jacob Abr: Cuypers which shall be also Com- 
mon for y e S d . W m . Claese his heires & assigns for Ever, [279] 
Together w*. all and Singular, deeds, Evidences and writeings, 
touching and Confirming y e Premises, only or any Part thereof, to 
have and to hold, y e Said Lott of ground and Premises, with there 
and every of there appertenances unto y e Said YV m . Claese Croes- 
beek, his heires Executors Administrators and assignes, in his quiet 
& Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persons to warrant, 
and for ever by these Presents defend in witnesse whereof y e S d . 
Gysb: Marcelis & Joh: Roos have hereunto sett there hands & 
seals, in Albany this 13th day'of March in y e thirty seventh year of 
y* Reigne of our Souveraign Lord Charles y e Second by the grace 
of God of England Scotland f ranee & Irland king, defender of y e 
faith & c annoq. dom : i68| . 

Gyssebert Marcelis [L. S.] 
This is I R y* mark of Johan- [L. S.] 
nes Roos Signd w* his oune 
hand 
Signed & Sealed 
in y e Presence of 
us underwritte Jus- 
tices of y e Peace 
Pieter Schuyler 
Willem Teller 

In Presence off me 
Rob t . Livingston CI. 



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 267 

Deed from Johannes Provoost and Harmen Rutgersen, adminis- 
trators of the estate of Hendrik Willemsen, to Jan Caspersen 
for land on the Normans kill 

[280] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany, Mr Johannes Provoost and Harme Rutt- 
gers, administrators of the estate of Hend: Willemse, who declared 
that they granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and abso- 
lute ownership to and for the behoof of Jan Casperse all the rights 
which the said Hend : Willemse had to the land on the Noormans 
kill, being the half of all the lands lying on the said Noormans kill 
comprehended in the patent of Jan Hend : van Bael, excepting four 
morgens of arable land which he reserved to himself, according to 
contract of sale made between said Van Bael and Hend: Willemse 
and Jan Alb: Bratt, deceased, dated the 21st of December 1674; 
which they, the grantors, do by virtue of letters of administration 
to them granted toy the court here and by virtue of the conveyance 
to them in capacity as administrators of said estate of Hend : Wil- 
lemse, deceased, from Jan Jansz Bleeker and Jacob Sanders Glen, 
attorneys for Jan Hend : van Bael, deceased, under date of the 29th 
of May 1683, to which reference is herein made, and that free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the 
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantors' having any 
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that they are 
fully paid and satisfied by the sum of [blank], therefore giving 
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan 
Casperse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of 
the aforesaid land and appurtenances thereof as he could do with 
his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and 
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and in- 
cumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding 
themselves thereto as by law provided. 

Done in Albany, the 16th of March i68f. 

Johannes Provoost (L. S.) 



268 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Panaskenak, a Westenhook Indian, for himself and 
as attorney for his brother Tatankemitt, to Lucas Santen, 
John Spragge, Dirck Wessels and Cornelis van Dyck for a 
tract of land on the west side of Westenhook creek 
[281] ' Know all men by these Presents that I underwritten Pa- 
naskenak Indian owner and native Proprietor off Part of y c Land 
called Westenhook being impowred by his Brother Tatankemitt who 
is now out a hunting, for and in Consideracon of these following 
goods in hand Paid, to witt one faddom Duffells, one Blankett, one 
kitle, one gunn. Two shirts, Two baggs of Pouder, four Barrs off 
lead, four knives, one Coat, Two axes Two p r . of Stockings, one 
half fatt of Beer, Two fatts of Rom, forty faddom white wampum, 
The Receit whereof wee doe oune and acknowlege, and off y e 
Payment doe fully Discharge, have bargained, Sold, aliened and 
Transported, and by these Presents, doe Bargain, sell, alien and 
Transport all mine & my Brothers Right Title & Intrest. unto Lucas 
Santen Esq r . his Royall high 5 . Co 1 . John Spragge Esq 1 ". Sec r . of y e 
Province, Dirk Wessells, and Cornelis van Dyck, and to there heires 
and assigns for ever; (They haveing a graunt from y e Right hon b,e . 
Col: Tho: Dongan (.overn r . gen 1 , dated y e n of Jan. 1683 to Pur- 
chase the Land called Westenhook) in a Certain Tract or Parcell of 
Land Scituate Lyeing & being on y e west Side of y e Creek called 
Westenhook, abutting on y e South Side to a flatt or Plain called 
Taashammik formerly belonging to nishotowa, awaanpaak, & ot- 
tonowa, & Lately Purchased by y e fores d . Lucas Santen Esq r . John 
Spragge Esq r . D : Wessells : & Cornelis van Dyck, consisting in Two 
flatts or Plains, the first or Southermost Plain called Machach- 
quichkak, and y e Second or northermost called Kaphack, and So to 
an Indian buryeing Place, hard by y e Said later Plain, which is y e 
northermost bounds and Soe keeping the Same bredth into y e woods 
westerly, as farr as y e Land belonging to an Indian called Tattaem- 
shatt, being near y e Land called Tachkanak, Together w*. al mine 
& my Brothers Right title, & Intrest, in all y< woods, Lands [282] 
Pastures, meadows, marches, Lakes, Creeks, kills, Riveletts, Trees, 
Timber, w f . all other Commodities, Emulents, & Conveniencies, 
thereunto appertaining and belonging, to have and to hold the 
Said Tract and Parcell of Land and Premises, to them y e Said 
Lucas Santen Esq r ., John Spragge Esq r . Dirk Wessells & Cornelis 
van Dyk, there heires or assigns for ever, and in y e quiet, full and 
Peaceable Possession of y e Said Tract and Parcell off Land and 



In English. 



DEEDS 1678-I704 269 

Premises them the said Lucas Santen, John Spragge, Dirk Wessells 
& Cornelis van dyck, there heires and assigns to keep & mantain, I 
binde myselff my heires & Assigns for Ever, firmly by these 
Presents, In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Putt my marks & 
Sealls, in the Presence of Peter Schuyler & David Schuyler, Jus- 
tices of y e Peace, in Albany y e 25 day of March in y e Seven & 
thirtieth year of his Maj s . Reign annoq. Dom: 1685. 

his 

PANAS X KENAK [L. S.] 

mark, 
Signed & sealed in 
y e Presence of 
Sha: So: an Indian 
The mark X of Machaneek an Indian, 
Pieter Schuyler 
Davidt Schuiler 

Rob t . Livingston CI. 

Deed from Machaneek, Indian owner of land on the west side of 
Kinderhook creek, to Dirck Wessels, for two small flats on 
the west side of said creek 

[283] ' Know all men by these Present[s] that I Machaneek 
Indian owner & native Proprietor, of Part of y e Land Lyeing upon 
y e west Side of Kinderhoeks Creek, for and in Consideration of 
these following goods, in hand paid, to witt five faddom wampum, 
Two Bags Pouder, Three faddom duffels, three Shirts, one kittel, 
Two axes, four Barrs of Lead, y e Receit whereof I doe owne & 
acknowlege and of y e Payment, doe fully discharge, have Bargained 
sold, aliened, and Transported, and by these Presents doe Bargain, 
Sell, alien and Transport, all my Right Title and Intrest unto M r . 
Dirck Wessells, (who had Leave of y e Late Gov 1 ". S r . Edmund 
Andross to Purchase this Land lying on Kinderhoek Creek, and I 
y e s d . owner being then out a hunting could not dispose of y e Same 
as y e Rest did) in a Certain Tract or Small Parcell of Land, scituate 
lyeing and being on y e west Side of Kinderhoek Creek, consisting in 
Two small flatts or Plains called by y e natives Taphaes kotassik the 
one Containeing about ten acres & y e oy r . about thirty acres, which 
said Land together w t . y e wood Land adjoyneing is bounded on y e 
South Side by y e Land formerly Purchased by the said Dirk Wes- 
sells of an Indian called Wieshaghcaet & on y e north by a Small 
Creek that comes out of y e hills into y e great Creek called Pasanth- 



1 In English. 



270 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

kack, together w*. all my Right, Title & Intrest in y e Premises, to 
have and to hold y* s d . Two Small flatts or Plaines w l . y e woodland 
adjoyning thereunto, to him y e S d . Dirk Wessells his heires and 
assignes for ever, & in y e quiet full & Peaceable Possession off y e 
S d . Tract & Parcell off Land & Premises, him y e Said Dirk Wes- 
sells his heires and assigns to keep and mentain, I bynde my Self 
my heirs & assigns for Ever firmly by these Presents ; In wittnesse 
whereof I have hereunto Putt my mark & Seale in y e Presence of 
M r David Schuyler Justices vand Peace, in Albany y e 27 th day of 
March 1685. 

his 
Machaneek X y e Indian owner [L. S.] 
mark 
Signed & Sealed in 
y e Presence of 

his 
onocJipakapa X ween an Indian 
mark 
her 
matawamichqua X an Indian Squa 
mark 
Davidt Schuiler 

Rob t . Livingston", CI. 

Deed from Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer to Willem Pietersen Slyck 
for land on the west side of the Hudson river opposite the 
Poesten kill 

[284] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come, Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, mason, of the city and county of 
Albany, sends greeting in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that 
for and in consideration of the sum of thirty-three good, whole, 
merchantable beaver skins paid down at and before the ensealing 
and delivery of these by W m . Pieterse Slyck of the colony of 
Renselaerswyk in the county of Albany aforesaid, the receipt 
whereof [he hereby acknowledges and thereof] and of every part 
and parcel of the same he fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, 
releases and frees the aforesaid Willem Pieterse Slyk, his heirs, 
administrators and assigns forever, acknowledging that he is fully 
and completely paid, contented and satisfied therewith, he, the 
aforesaid Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, has granted, bargained, sold, 
aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents does fully, 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 27I 

clearly and absolutely, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and con- 
firm to the aforesaid Willem Pieterse Slyk a certain parcel of land 
lying on the west side of the river over against the sawmill of 
Joh: Wendel, 1 heretofore belonging to him, the grantor, compris- 
ing in cleared land about four acres or two morgens and in wood- 
land about thirteen or fourteen acres or six to seven morgens, 
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent to him granted 
by the late Governor General Francis Lovelace, dated the 28th 
day of September 1672, 2 with all further instruments, proofs and 
writings touching and confirming the aforesaid, all or any part of 
the same ; to have and to hold the aforesaid parcels of land with 
their and every of their appurtenances to the aforesaid W m . 
Pieterse Slyk, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in 
his or their quiet and free possession against all persons to secure 
and forever by these presents to defend. In witness whereof the 
aforesaid Jan Cornelsie Vyselaer alias Jan Gow commonly so 
called has hereto put his mark and seal in Albany this 7th of 
April in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign Anno 1685. 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of his 

r . rrr , , Jan Cornelise X Vyselaer (L. S.) 

Johannes Wendel, . 

. , mark 

Justes of de pees 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Johannes Clute to Jan Jacobsen van Noortstrant for 
land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 
[285] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come, Johannes Cloet of the county of Albany, sends greeting in 
our eternal Lord God: Know ye that for and in consideration of 
three hundred and thirty-seven guilders in beavers, current money 
of this province, paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of 
this by Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant of the county of Albany, the 
receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges, and therefrom and from 
every part and parcel thereof he fully, clearly and absolutely dis- 
charges, releases and frees him, the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van 



1 This refers to the Poesten mill, which was conveyed by Sweer Teunissen 
van Velsen to Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer and Lucas Pietersen on June 25, 
1675, Vyselaer's interest being afterwards conveyed to Andries Albertsen 
Bradt and by him to Johannes Wendell. See Early Records' of Albany, 
1 : 1 17-18. and p. 68-69 and 247-48 of this volume. 

2 No record of this patent is found. 



2/2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Noorstrant, his executors, administrators and' assigns forever, ac- 
knowledging that he is fully and completely paid, contented and 
satisfied therewith, he, the aforesaid Johannes Cloet, has granted, 
bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these pre- 
sents does fully, clearly and absolutely grant, bargain, sell, alien, 
convey and confirm to the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant 
a certain piece of land lying at Canastagioene called Barent the 
Smith's fiat, lying over Lysiens kill, 1 with all that over the kill 
belonged to Capt. Jan Cloet, deceased, (from Jan Spooren 2 ), ex- 
cepting a piece of land that the seller sold to Symon Schoute, in 
size according to the markings of the trees, lying behind the Steen 
Bergicr together with another piece of land lying on this side 
of Lysiens kill, beginning on this side of the path that goes to the 
kill, according to the marking of the trees by Symeon Schouten 
and Jan Spoor, which extends upwards to a small kill which is the 
division between the lands; most of the road is lined with heavy 
logs 4 which belong to said Jan Jacobse also ; likewise Jan Jacobse 
van Noorstrant is holden to have a proper wagon road made out- 
side of said logs for the accommodation of every one since his rights 
shall not extend farther than the said logs lie, with all the profits, 
privileges and appurtenances to said land belonging or in any wise 
appertaining; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the convey- 
ance to his uncle Capt. Jan Cloet, deceased, given by Claes Jansz 
van Bockhoven of date the 31st of October 1677, 5 to have and 
to hold the aforesaid land with its and every of its appurtenances 
to the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant, his heirs, executors 
and assigns, in his, or their quiet and free possession against all 
persons to secure and forever by these presents to defend. In 
witness whereof the aforesaid Joh : Cloet has hereto set his hand and 
seal in Albany this 8th of April 1685, in the 37th year of his 
Majesty's reign. 

Johannes Clut (L. S.) 

Deed from Johannes Clute to Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, for 

land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 

[286] To all Christian people to whom these presents shall 

come, Johannes Cloet of the county of Albany sends greeting in 

our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consideration of 



1 Now called Lishas kill. 

2 Meaning Jan Spoor's land. 

3 Literally: "the small stone hill" 

4 d'meeste wegh leyt met een onder Balk. 

5 See Early Records of Albany, 1 : 167-68, erroneously dated October 21, 1677. 



DEEDS 1678-I7O4 273 

the sum of fifty-five beavers paid down at and before the ensealing 
and delivery of these by Jan Wiebese (alias Jan Spoor, in common 
parlance) of the county of Albany aforesaid, the receipt whereof 
he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and from every part and 
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and 
frees him the aforesaid Jan Wybese, his executors, administrators 
and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be 
fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid 
Johannes Cloet, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and 
confirmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely 
grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the said Jan Wie- 
bese, a certain piece of land at Canastagioene of ten morgens off 
the forepart of the great flat next the Steen Bergie (small stone 
hill), on condition that the aforesaid Jan Wybese and his succes- 
sors be holden to keep the fence between this land and the Steen- 
bergie in constant repair at their expense; the aforesaid ten mor- 
gens of land are measured and delivered to said Jan Wybese from 
the kill side up to the heights of the river bank and that right 
through, but he must leave a proper road on the heights of the river 
bank for the grantor ; with all the profits, privileges and rights be- 
longing to said land or thereto in any wise appertaining; which he, 
the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance given to his uncle Capt. 
Jan Cloet, deceased, by Claes van Bockhooven, dated the 31st of 
October 1677, 1 with the further writings relating to and confirming 
the same whether the whole or any part thereof, to have and to 
hold said lands with their and every of their appurtenances to the 
aforesaid Jan Wybese, his heirs, executors, administrators and as- 
signs, in his or their quiet and free possession against all persons 
to secure and forever by these presents to defend. In witness 
whereof the aforesaid Johannes Cloet has hereto set his hand and 
seal in Albany this 8th of April, in the 37th year of his Majesty's 
reign, Anno D 1 . 1685. 

Johannes Clut. (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and de- 
livered in presence 
of 
RoK Livingston, CI. 



See Early Records of Albany, 1 : 167-68, erroneously dated October 21, 1677. 

18 



2/4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Jan Jacobsen van Noortstrant to Cornells Thymesen 
for land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 
[287) To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant of Coxhachky of the county of 
Albany sends greeting in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that 
for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and thirty- 
seven guilders in beavers, current money of this province, paid 
down at and before the ensealing and delivery of these by Cornelis 
Thymese of the county of Albany, the receipt whereof he hereby 
acknowledges and therefrom and from every part and parcel there- 
of he fully, clearly and absolutely, discharges, releases and frees 
him the aforesaid Cornelis Thymese, his executors, administrators 
and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be 
fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid 
Jan Jacobse van Noortstant, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, 
conveyed and confirmed and by these presents does clearly, fully 
and absolutely, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to 
the said Cornelis Thymese a certain piece of land lying at Canas- 
tagioene in this county, whereon said Thymese dwells, called Bar- 
ent the Smith's flat, lying over Lysiens kill, 1 with all that belongs 
to him, the grantor, over the kill (from Jan Sporen), 2 excepting 
the piece of land that the seller sold to Symon Schoute; in size ac- 
cording to the markings of the trees, lying behind the Steen Ber- 
gie (small stone hill) ; together with another piece of land lying 
on this side of Lysiens kill, begining on this side of the path that 
goes to the kill according to the markings of the trees by Symon 
Shoute and Jan Spoor, which extends upwards to a small kill which 
is the division line of the land ; most of the road is lined with 
heavy logs which the buyer received into the bargain, on condition 
that said Cornelis Thymese shall be holden to have a proper wagon 
road laid out outside the said logs for the accommodation of every 
one, since his claim does not extend beyond the said logs; together 
with all the profits, rights and privileges belonging to the aforesaid 
parcels of land or thereto in any wise appertaining, with all the 
proofs and writings relating thereto or confirming what is here- 
inbefore stated, whether the whole or any part thereof, the said 
Cornelise Thymese, his heirs, executors and assigns, to have and to 
hold the aforesaid land with its appurtenances [the grantor prom- 
ising] the same in his or their quiet and full possession against all 



1 Now called Lishas kill. 

2 Meaning Jan Spoor's land. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 275 

persons to secure and forever to defend. In witness whereof said 
Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant has hereto set his hand and seal in 
Albany, the 8th of April, in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign, 
Anno 1685. 

[Ms destroyed] Jan Cloet to the grantor is dated this day. 

Jan Jacope Van noorstrst 1 

Bond and mortgage of Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, to Johannes 
Wendel 

[288] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace 
of the county of Albany Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, husbandman 
dwelling at Canastagioene in the county aforesaid, who declared 
that he was honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr 
Johannes Wendel of the county of Albany and to his heirs, execu- 
tors, administrators and assigns in the quantity of forty whole, good, 
merchantable beaver skins, or wheat, or pease at beaver prices, aris- 
ing from moneys advanced and paid to his satisfaction, which afore- 
said quantity of forty beavers the subscriber promises to pay to the 
aforesaid Mr Johannes Wendel or his assigns within the term of 
three years from the date hereof, with the interest at eight per cent 
per annum to be reckoned from this day to the date of final payment 
and for the punctual payment of the amount aforesaid with the in- 
terest thereof the subscriber especially binds and mortgages his 
plantation situated at Canastagioene on the great flat, containing 
ten morgens of land, conveyed to him this day by Joh: Cloet, lying 
next to the Steenbergie (small stone hill), except three morgens 
sold to J : Soet, together with all his interests there at Canastagioene, 
as to house, barn, orchard and other appurtenances, and furthermore 
he binds his person and property, together with the land which he 
bought of Jaques Vigoir, and all other effects, present or future, as 
well as his heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these pres- 
ents for the recovery of the said amount without cost or loss. Done 
in Albany without fraud or deceit and these signed and sealed on the 
8th of April in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign, Anno 1685. 

The mark Y W of Jan Wiebese, made 
with his own hand 



1 Thus in the original. 



2/6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Mohawk Indians to Teunis Slingerlant and his son- 
in-law Johannes Appel for land on the north side of Onits- 
quothaa creek to the west of Albany behind the Normans kill 

[289] * Know all men by these Presents that wee underwritten 
Maquase Indian owners and native Proprietors of y e Land called 
Onitsquothaa viz 1 . Sagoddiochquisax, Tohodaasse, Rojendre. och- 
quese, Tahindanege ; Tojonjow; Sohanntowanne ; wagarontharade ; 
being impowred & authorised by all y e Sachims of y e 3 Races of y* 
Maquase; and by Onighreende one of y e Principall owners; for and 
in Consideracon of these following goods in hand Paid to witt, one 
Peece of Strouds, three Casks of Rom, three kitles, three Shirts, 
hondert & fifty hand white wampam ; one bag of Pouder, the Receit 
whereof we doe oune and acknowlege, and of y e Payment doe fully 
Discharge, have Bargained, Sold, aliened, and Transported, and by 
these Presents doe Bargain Sell alien and Transport, unto Teunis 
Slingerlant and his Sonne in law Johannes Appel, and to there heires 
and assigns for Ever, all our Right Title and Intrest in a Certain 
Tract or Parcel of Land. Scituate lying and being, on y e north Side 
off a Certain Creek called Onitsquothaa to y e westward of Albany, 
being behind the noormans Creek about Sixteen miles into y e 
wo[o]ds, which Said Land to witt y e arrable Land is marked on 
y e east & west End w*. y e wolff Bear, & Turtle, being y e marks of 
y* 3 Races of y e Maquase; together w l . y e wood Land adjoyning by 
y e arrable Land ; as far as y e S d . Indians Rights goe as also y e Creek 
called Onitsquothaa as far as there Land Runns and all our Right 
Title and Intrest in all y e woods, Lands, Pastures, meadows, 
marches, Creeks, Rivers, Riveletts, kills, Trees, Timber, w*. all oy r . 
Commodities, Emulements. and Conveniencies, appertaining unto 
y« S d . Land, to have and to hold y e Said Tract and Parcell off Land 
and Premises to them y e Said Teunis Slingerlant & Johannes Appel 
there heires and assigns [290] for Ever, and in y e quiet full and 
Peaceable Possession of y e Said Tract and Parcell of Land and 
Premises, them y e S d . Teunis Slingerlant, & Johannes Appel, there 
heires and assigns to keep and mantain wee bynde our Selfs our 
heires and Assigns for Ever firmly by these Presents in wittnesse 
whereof we have hereunto Putt our marks and Seals in y e Presence 
of, y e underwritte Justices of y e Peace 

NB The Signing and Sealeing of this deed was deferrd till Barent 
Pieterse his Patent was showen who alleadges y*. y* Land afores d . is 
comprehended in his Patent bought of y e Sachims att y« Catskill, 



1 In English. 



DEEDS 167S-I704 277 

dated y e 7 th of Ap 1 . 1673 which y e Maquase afores d . doe flatly deny 
and declare y t . it is there Land wonn by y e Sword ; and a mahikander 
Squae Pawachpanachkam, doth Say y*. y e S d . Land doth belong to 
her and anoy r . Indian, Machaneek, and after a Long discourse vv'. 
Barent & y e Indians, Barent did Declare he Should not differ with 
y e S d . buyers about y e Matter y e S d . T. Slingerlant & Joh : Appel 
Engageing to Satisfy y e Mahikanders for y r . Pretence on w h . 
whereupon y e goods were delivered to y e Maquase, and they signed 
and sealed hereunder in y e Court hal of Albany the 8 th . day of 
Mey in y e first year of y e Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e 
Second, off Engl: Scotl: f ranee & Irlant king: defender of y e faith 
annoq. dom. 1685. 

Saggoddioch X Quisax his mark [L. S.] 

Rojendre X his mark [L. S.] 

Tohoda X Rasse his mark [L. S.] 

Pieter Schuyler These 3 sign in y e behalf off all y e Rest 

Gerret Bancken 

Willem Teller 

Deed from Pieter Adriaensen to Andries Teller for a lot in 
Albany on the hill 
[291] Appeared before me, Rob 1 . Livingston, clerk of Alb[any], 
colony of Rensel[aerswyk], etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr 
P r . Shuyler and Mr Joh: Wendel, magistrates of said jurisdiction, 
P r . Adriaense So Gemackelyk, 1 who declared that he granted, con- 
veyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to 
and for the behoof of And s . Teller, his heirs and assigns forever, 
a certain lot lying here in Albany on the hill, to the south Wynant 
Gerritse, 2 to the north the house heretofore belonging to Jochim 
d'Backer, 3 in breadth in the rear as well as in front 22\ feet and in 
length two rods and eleven feet, as well south as north, all Rhine- 
land measure ; and that free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with- 
out the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, ac- 
knowledging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny 
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full 
power to the aforenamed Mr And s . Teller, his heirs, successors and 
assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do 



1 Pieter Adriaensen van Woggelum, nicknamed Soogemackelyck (So-easy). 

2 Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel. 

3 Jochim Wesselsen, the baker. 



2/8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBA XV 

with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant 
and defend the same against all persons from all lawful claims, liens 
and demands, and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to 
be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as 
by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of May 1685. 

PlETER ADRIAENSZ 

Deed from Harmen Bastiaensen to Teunis Pietersen for a lot in 
Albany 

[292] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come, Harme Bastiaense, 1 carpenter, of the town and county of 
Albany, sends greeting in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for 
and in consideration of the sum of ninety-five merchantable beavers, 
current money of this province, paid down at and before the en- 
sealing and delivery of these by Teunis Pieterse of the county afore- 
said, the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom 
fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and frees him, the 
aforesaid Teunis Pieterse, his executors, administrators and assigns 
forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be fully and com- 
pletely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid Harme Bas- 
tiaense, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and con- 
firmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely grant, 
bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the aforesaid Teunis 
Pieterse a certain lot lying here in Albany to the south of him, the 
grantor, and to the north of Claes Rotterdam, 2 being in breadth in 
front on the street twenty- four wood feet and behind against the 
lot that heretofore belonged to Teunis Slingerlant also twenty-four 
wood feet, in length as well on the south side as on the north side 
six rods, according to the patent to him, Harme Bastiaense, granted 
by the late Governor General Rich d . Nicolls of date [blank] 1667 f 
with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances to the said lot, etc. 
belonging ; to have and to hold said lot with two and a half feet 
behind on the northwest corner of said lot up the hill for an alley, 
together with all its appurtenances to the aforesaid Teunis Pieterse. 
his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in his or their quiet 
and free possession against all persons to secure and forever by these 
presents to defend. 



1 Harmen Bastiaensen Visscher. 

2 Identified by Professor Pearson with Claes Jacobsen Groesbeck. 

3 This patent is not recorded, the record of patents between August 16 and 
September 2. 1667. having merely a memorandum of the fact that a patent was 
granted to Herman Bastiaens of lot " N°. 7. in breadth 45 foot & in length 
6 Rod." 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 279 

In witness whereof the aforesaid Harme Bastiaense has hereto set 
his hand and seal in Albany the 12th of May in the first year of the 
reign of our sovereign lord James the second, by the Grace of God 
of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the 
Faith, Anno Domini 1685. 

Harmen Bastiaens 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Johannes Appel for a lot in 
Albany 

[293] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come, Teunis Pieterse of the county of Albany sends greeting in 
our eternal Lord God: Know ye that for and in consideration of 
the sum of ninety beavers current money of this province, paid down 
at and before the ensealing and delivery of these by Johannes Appel, 
smith, burgher and inhabitant of the town of Albany, the receipt 
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part and 
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and 
frees him, the aforesaid Johannes Appel, his executors, adminis- 
trators and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to 
be fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid 
Teunis Pieterse, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and 
confirmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely 
grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the aforesaid 
Johannes Appell a certain lot lying here in Albany whereon the said 
Appel has built a new house, to the south of Harme Bastiaense and 
to the north of Claes Rotterdam, being in breadth in front on the 
street twenty-four wood feet and behind against the lot heretofore 
belonging to Teunis Slingerlant also twenty-four wood feet ; in length 
as well on the south side as on the north side six rods, Rhineland 
measure; with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances to the 
aforesaid lot belonging or in any wise appertaining, together with 
all instruments, proofs and writings relating to and confirming the 
same, whether the whole or any part thereof, which he, the grantor, 
does by virtue of the conveyance to him this day given by Harme 
Bastiaense, to which reference is herein made, to have and [ ] 1 
behind on the north [ ] 

for an alley [ 



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28o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Johannes App [ 

and assigns [ 

all persons [ 

to defend. In witness [ 

his hand and [ 

and sealed [ 

[ In the margin] : 
Signed and sealed 
in the presence of 

P r . Shuyler just [ice of the peace] 

Johannes Wendc\l\ 

Deed from Jane de La Warde to Cornelis Thymesen for a piece 
of arable land on the great flat at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 

[294] To all Christian people to whom this present writing 
shall come, Jan de La Warde of the county of Albany sends greet- 
ing in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consider- 
ation of the' sum of thirty beavers current money of this county, 
paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of this by Cornelis 
Thymese of Canastagioene in the county of Albany, the receipt 
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part and 
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and 
frees him, the aforesaid Cornelis Thymese, his executors, admin- 
istrators and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges him- 
self to be fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the 
aforesaid Jan de La Warde, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, 
conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents does fully, clearly 
and absolutely grant, bargain, alien, convey and confirm to the 
aforesaid Cornelis Thymese a piece of arable land lying on the 
great flat at Canastagioene on the south side of the Maquas river, 
containing about six morgens, bounding on the land of Jan Spoor 
and so on to the river keeping the breadth of Jan Spoor's land, 
on this condition that the aforenamed Jan Spoor must make and 
keep in constant repair the fence between his and this aforenamed 
land, to wit he, Spoor, or his successors who may hereafter buy 
the rights of Jan Spoor; with all the profits, privileges and appur- 
tenances to the aforsaid lot of land belonging or in anywise apper- 
taining ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance 
to him given by Symon Shoute dated the 2d of February i68f ; 
to have and to hold the said piece of land with all its appurten- 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 28l 

ances to the aforesaid Cornells Thymese, his heirs, executors, ad- 
ministrators and assigns in his 

[ ]* peaceable possession against all persons 

f ] by these presents to secure 

[ ] the 14th of May 1685. 

] La Warden 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from the Indians to Robert Livingston for a tract of land 
called Tachkanik on the east side of the Hudson river on 
Roelof Jansens kill 

[295] -Know all men by these Presents that wee underwritten 
Indian owners, and native Proprietors of y e Land called Tachkanik, 
viz 1 ., Tataemshatt, and Michiel his Brother, by y e Indians calld 
Waquassamo, Impowred by there Broy r . that is att Canida, called 
Amesett ; Item Tawihaes, Nishotowaw ; Minasees, Nanamawe, & 
Tataemshatts moy r . Tantapenowa a Squae Netopoes wife and 
Mamattittawawpe, Mohowacghqua, & Guttatamo ; for and in Con- 
sideracon of these following goods in hand Paid in y e Presence of 
y e Command 1 ". & Magistrates of Albany, to witt Six hundred & 
thirty gild rs ., black and white strung wampum ; Seven Blankets, & 
one litle Blankett eight faddom of Strouds, ten faddom off Duffells, 
Seven gunns, Eleven kitles, five Cask of Rom, four half fatts of 
Beer, five Baggs of Pouder, Sixty barrs of lead, fourteen Coats, 
made of Strouds, & Duffells, Tenn great Shirts & Twelfe litle ones, 
thirteen axes, tenn pare great Stockings fyve Pare of wome[n]s 
Stockings, & five Pare Childrens dito, nine hoos, fifty knives, four 
Rolls of Tobacco, four Yron Potts, Two hundred awles, Two Serge 
Coats, four hatts, four Capps, five Pare of Shoos, Two Edges, Two 
haelmesses, 3 Two Plains, Six botles, and three earthen Juggs, the 
Receit whereof, wee doe owne and acknowledge, and of y e Payment 
doe fully Discharge, have Bargained, Sold, aliened, Confirmed & 
Transported, and by these Presents, doe Bargain Sell, alien, Confirm 
and Transport all our Right Title and Interest of y e Land called 



1 Corner of leaf torn off. 

2 With the exception of the documents recorded on pages 344-45. 347-48 
and 352-53, the remaining part of volume 3 of Deeds is in English. 

3 A Dutch term meaning " drawing knives," such as are used by carpenters 
and wheelwrights. " Edges " probably means " chisels " and " Plains " is 
doubtless intended for " planes." 



282 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Tachkanik unto Rob'. Livingston his heires and Assigns for ever,' 
he haveing a graunt from y e Right hon ble . Col. Thorn : Dongan 
Gov r . Gen 1 , dated y e 5 th . day of June 1685 to Purchase y e Same 
\v h . said Land is Scituate lyeing and being, behinde Patkook, on a 
Certain kill or Creek y l . Runns into hudsons River, and there Called 
Roeloff Johnsons kill beginning on y e North west Side of S d . kill 
y*. Runns along y e flatt or Plain Land, att a Place called by y* 
natives Minnissichtanock where Two Black oak Trees are marked 
w l . L & from thence along a Small hill, to a valley, y l . Leads to a 
Small Creek called by y e Indians Quisichkook, and over y e [296] 
said Creek to a high Place to y e westward of a high mountain, 
where Two black oak Trees are marked w 4 . L and is called by the 
native kachkawyick, from thence westward, To a Small hill, on y e 
Side of a Creek called Skaan Pook, where Two white oak trees are 
marked L and So Runns along y« east Side of y e S d . Creek which 
a little lower is called by y e name of Twastawekak, and is y e westerly 
Bounds ; They Transporting all there Right and Title to y e eastward 
of S d . Creek called Twastawekak, The Southerly bounds beginns 
on y e oy r . Side of y l . Creek y*. Runns along y e flatt or Plain over 
against Minnissichtanock, where Two Trees are markd and Runns 
along y e foot of y e high mountains, to y* Path y*. goes to Wawyacht- 
enock, to a hill calld by y e Indians, Mananosick, where Two Trees, 
are marked, on y e Southwest Side of y e Path; from thence westward 
to a Creek called by y e natives, Nachawawachkano, where Two 
white oak Trees are marked L, which Creek comes into y e oy r . 
Creek Called Twastaweekak w h . is y e west bounds, and So Incloses 
all y e Land, & low hills, y*. y e Said Indians now doe transport, The 
Place where s d . Two Creeks meets being called Mawichnak, together 
w*. all our Right and Title and Intrest, in all y e woods, Lands, 
Pastures, meadows, marshes, Creeks, kills, Rivelets, trees Timber, 
w l . all oy r . Commodities, Emulements and Conveniences thereunto 
appertaining, and Belonging, to have and to hold y e Said Tract & 
Parcell of Land and Premises, to him y e S d . Robert Livingston his 
heires and assigns for ever; and in y e quiet full and Peaceable 
Possession of y e S d . Tract and Parcell of Land & Premises, him y e 
Isaid Rob 1 . Livingston his heires and assigns to keep & mentain, wee 
binde our Selfs, our heires and assigns for ever firmly by these 
Presents ; In witnesse whereof we have hereunto Putt our hands & 
sealls in y e Presence of Major Gervis Baxter Command 1 ", of Albany, 
and M r . David Schuyler, M r . Johannes Wendel, M r . W m . Teller, & 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 283 

Mr Ger 1 . Banker Magistrates of Albany, and Robert Sanders 

Interpreter, in Albany this 10 th . day of August 1685. 

his 
Tataem X shatt and O Seale 

mark 
Michiel X his mark & O Seale 
Tawihaes X his mark & O Seale 
Mama X titta awape her mark O 
his 

Signed & Sealed Nisho X tow aw O & Seale 

in y e Presence of mark 

Ger Baxter Minasees X her mark O & Seale 

Daz'idt Schuiler Tantape X nowa Q & Seale 

Johannes IVendel her mark Netepoes wife 

Willem Teller 

Gcrret Bancken 

Robbert Sanderss 

Deed from Annetje Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritsen van 
Schaick, to Jan Byvanck for the half of a garden behind the 
old fort 

[297] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
Come Annetje Lievens wid w . and Relict of Cap*. Goose Gerritse van 
Schayk of y e Toune and County off Albany, sendeth greeting in our 
Lord God Everlasting, know yee y'. for and in Consideracon of 
y e Somme of four & Twenty Bev rs . to her y e Said annetie Lievens 
in hand Paid, att and Before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof by 
John Byvanck of y e Toune & County of Albany afores d . y e Receit 
whereof shee doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof, and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, acquitt, 
Exonerate & Discharge him y e Said John Byvank his Executors, 
ad rs . and assigns for ever, and therew 1 . doth acknowledge herself to 
be fully Paid, Contented and Satisfyed, and has therefore, graunted, 
Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfeoffed, and Confirmed, and by these 
Presents, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, 
alien, Enfeoffe & Confirm, unto y e Said John Byvank, the half or 
moyety of a Certain gardin, lyeing behinde y e old fort, bounding 
to y e South y e oy r . moyety of y e Gardin, belonging to y e Said 
Annetje Lievens, to y e north Evert Janse Cuyper, 1 to y e east a 
garding belonging to y e Said Byvank, & to y e west y e Common 



Evert Jansen Wendel, cooper. 



284 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

highway, Containing in Brcdth on y e South Side Six Rod one foot 
and a half on y e north Six Rod, four foot & a half, In len[g]th on 
y e east Side four Rod Seven foot, and nine Inches, and one y e west 
y e like The whole gardin, whereof this being half, was graunted to 
y e Said Cap 1 . Goose Gerrisse deceased by the Late Govern r . Rich d . 
Xicolls, as by y e Patent dated y* 25 th . day of Aprill 1667 1 doth at 
Large appear, all w h . with all y e Right and Title of y e Said Annetie 
Lievens, is transported to y e Said John Byvank, his heires and 
assigns, w*. all y e Profits, Commodities, and appertenances, what- 
soever to y e Said moyety of y e gardin above Expressed is Belonging ; 
to have and to hold y* Said half or moeyety of y e Gardin and 
Premises, w 1 . there and every of y r . appertenances unto y e 
Said John Byvank his heires Executors, administrators, & assigns, 
in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seizin, against all 
Persones to warrant & for Ever by these Presents Defend, in 
wittnesse whereof y e Said Annetje Lievens, hath hereunto Sett her 
hand & Seale in Alb n . y e fifteenth day of octob : in y e first year of y e 
Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second king of England 
Scotland f ranee & Yrland Defender of y e faith annoq. dom : 1685. 

Was Sign'd. Annetge Lievens (locus Sigilli) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e P r sence of 
Harme Rutgers 
Rob 1 . Livingston CI. 

Recorded y* 22 th . day of octob. 

1685. R : Livingston CI. 

Deed from Jan Verbeeck to Reynier Schaets for a lot in Albany 
[298] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
Come, Jan V[er]beek of y e Toune & County of Albany: sendeth 
greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee y*. for & in Con- 
sideracon of y e Somme of Eighty good Merchandable Bev rs . to him 
y e Said Jan V[er]beek in hand Paid, att and before y e Ensealing 
and Delivery hereof by Reynier Shaets of y e Toune of Shinnech- 
tady in y e County of Albany Chirurgine, y e Receit whereof, he doth 
hereby acknowledge & y r . of, & off every Part and Parcell thereof, 
doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, acquit Exonerate, and Discharge 
him y e Said Reynier Schaetts, his Executors, Ad rs . & assigns for 
ever, and therew*. doth acknowledge himself to be fully Paid, Con- 



1 This patent states that the garden was purchased by Goose Gerritsen. but 
does not say when or from whom. The breadth of the garden as patented 
was the same as that of the piece conveyed, but the length was nine rods, 
three and a half feet, or just twice that of the piece conveyed to Byvanck. 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 285 

tented and Satisfyed, and hes therefore graunted, Bargained, Sold, 
aliened, Enfeoffed & Confirmed, & by these p r sents doth fully, 
cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfeoffe & Con- 
firm, unto y e Said Reynier Shaets, a Certain Lott of ground, lyeing 
& being here in Albany in y e Cow Street, 1 where y e S d . Jan 
V[er]beeks old house Stood upon, on which Lott y e Said Reynier, 
hath built Two new houses, bounding to y e South off John 
V[er]beeks new house, haveing to y e west y e high Street, to y e South 
y e Lane that goes to Sybrant van Shayks Brew house, & to y e east y e 
highway along the tounes Stockadoes, Conteining in len[g]th on y e 
north Side, Twelf Rod fyve foot and a half, & on y e South Side 
Twellf Rod & Six foot, to y e East in bredth Two Rod fyve foot & a 
half, & to y e west towards y e Street, Two Rod & Eight foot all Rynt- 
lanee measure, w h . Said Lott is Pairt, of y*. w h . was graunted to y e 
Said John V[er]beek by y* Late Gov r . Rich d . Nicolls, as by y e 
Patent dated y e 26 th . day of Aprill 1667 2 at large doth appear, all 
\v h . w*. all y e Right and title of y e S d . John V[er]beek is transported 
to y e S d . Reynier Shaets his heires & assigns, w l . all y e Profites, 
Commodities & appertenances whatsoever to y € S d . Lott off ground 
above Expressed is belonging, to have and to hold y e S d . Lott of 
ground & Premises, w*. y r . & every of there appertenances unto y e 
S d . Reynier Shaets his heires Execut rs . Ad rs . & assigns, in his quiet 
& Peaceable Possession & Seizin, against all p r sons to warrant & 
for Ever by y s . Presents Defend in wittnesse whereof y e S d . John 
V[er]beek hath hereunto Sett his hand & Seale in Albany y e four 
& twentieth day of octob. in y e first year of y* Reign of our Souv: 
Lord, James y e 2 : king of Eng : Scotl : f r : & Irland Defend 1 " of y e 
faith A . 1685. 





was Signd 






Jan Verbeek 


(Loc: 
Sig) 


y e Presence of 






Cornells Teunise Swart 






Rob'. Livingston CI. 







Recorded y e 24 th . day of Octob. 
1685 

R : Livingston CI. 



1 Now called Broadway. 

2 On this date Jan Verbeeck received a patent for a house and lot conveyed 
to him on May 1. 1657, by Dirck Bensingh and Harmen Jacobsen Bamboes 
"lying in Beverwick at Albany conteining in breadth on the west side fifty 
seaven foot, and on the East forty seaven foot and a half wood measure 
with the Fence as it then lay in breadth, & so to stretch along the Fence in 
Length as in the Ground briefe is sett forth." 



286 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker, attorney of Johannes VVithart, 
to Jan Becker for a house and lot in Albany near the church 

[299] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
Shall Come Jan Janse Bleeker Law full atturney and Procurator of 
Joh: Withart, sendeth greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know 
yee that for and in Consideracon of y e Somme of one hundred & 
forty good merchandable Bevers, to him y e Said Jan Jansz Bleeker 
of y e Toune & County of Albany merch 1 . in hand Paid, att and 
before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof by m T . Jan Becker of y e 
Toune and County of Albany Shoolmaster, y e Receit whereof, he 
doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof and off every Part & Parcell 
y r .of, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, acquitt, Exonerate and 
Discharge him y e Said M r . Jan Becker his Executors, admin- 
istrators & assigns, for ever, and therewith doth acknowledge him- 
self to be fully Paid Contented and Satisfyed, and hath therefore 
graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfeoffed and Confirmed, and 
by these p r sents, doth fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, 
Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and Confirm unto y e S d . M r . Jan Becker all y*. 
Certain messuage, Tenement or dwelling house w'. y e Ground there- 
unto belonging, Scituate Lyeing and Being within y e Toune of 
Albany afores d . neer to y e Church, haveing to y e east y e house of 
William Teller, to y e west y e house of Dowe Aukus, to y e South y e 
Creek, and to y e north y e Jonckheer Street, is in bredth towards 
y* Street Two Rod, nine foot, and three Inches, and behinde towards 
y e Creek Two Rod & three foot, and in len[g]th from y e Street to 
y e Creek, Together w l . all and Singular, y e Sellers. Sollers, 1 Cham- 
bers, houses, outhouses, buildeing yards. Backsides, ways, Pas- 
sadges, waters, water Courses, Lights, easements, Profites, Com- 
modities, and advantages, whatsoever, to y e S d . house and ground, 
belonging, or in any wise appertaining ; w*. all y e Rights, Title, 
Property, claime and Demand, of him y e S d . Joh : Withart, off in, 
& to y e Same ; w*. all y e Profits, Commodities and Appertenances 
whatsoever to y e S d . house and Lott of ground is belonging, together 
w*. all and Singular, Deeds, Evidences, and writeings touching and 
Confirming y e Same, Particularly y* Patent graunted to y* S d . Joh : 
Withart, by y* Late Gov r . Rich d . Nicolls, dated y e 28 th day of 
octob: 1 667 s upon this Condicon y*. y e S d . Joh: Witthart nor his 



1 Probably intended for the Dutch word solders, meaning " garrets." 

2 This patent was granted to Johannes Withart upon a conveyance made to 
him by Pieter Hartgers, bearing date the 4th of July 1658, " for a certaine 
house & lott of ground lying & being in Albany conteyning in breadth towards 



DEEDS 1 678- 1 /O4 287 

atturney John Jonhse Bleeker, are no ways oblidged to make good 
y f . quantity of ground Expressd in S d . Patent more than above is 
Expressed in this Conveyance, butt if y e S d . Jan Becker or his 
heirs can have any advantadge by y e S d . Patent, all the Right and 
Title of said Withart is hereby Transported unto him & his heires 
and Assigns, to have and to hold, y e Said house and Lott of ground 
and Premises, w r . there and Every of there appertenances, unto 
y £ Said Jan Becker, his heirs Executors, administrators and assigns, 
in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seezin, against all 
Persones to warrant, and forever by these p r sents Defend, in wi.tt- 
nesse whereof y e Said Jan Jansz Bleeker, hath hereunto Sett his 
hand and Seale in Albany this 7 th day of novemb. in y e first year 
of the Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second ; king of 
England Scotland, f ranee & Irland king; Defender of y e faith; 
annoq. dom. 1685 

was Signd 

Jan Jansz Bleeker (Seale) ; 
Procurator van Joan Withart 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y* p r sence of 
Lawrence van Ale 
Jeronimus Wendell 

Recorded in Albany 
y e day & year above written 
Rob t . Livingston 



Deed from Cornells van Dyck and his wife to Myndert Harmen- 
sen for a piece of pasture land north of Albany on the Vossen 
kill 

[300] To all Christian People to whom this present writeing shall 
Come, Cornelis van Dyck and Elisabeth his wife, of y e Toune & 
County of Albany Sendeth greeting in our Lord God, Everlasting, 
know yee y*. for and in Consideration of y e Somme of fifty Bevers 
Currant money of this province, to him y e S d . Cornelis van Dyck 
in hand paid, att and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof, by 
Mynd*. Harmense of y e Toune and County of Albany afores d . y c 



y* street two Rod nyne foot & nyne Inches, In length towards y e Creek or Kill 
"seauen Rod in breadth behinde towards y e Kill two Rod three foot & nyne 
Inches, In length on t'oth 1- . syde hue Rod nyne foot six Inches w th . liberty 
for a gutter or passage for water on each side of six Inches all Rynlants 
measure." 



2i>H EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Receit whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, and thereof and of 
every part and Parcel y'.of, doth, fully, cleerly, and absolutely, 
acquitt Exonerate and Discharge him y e Said Mynd*. Harmense, 
his Executors, Ad rs . and assigns for ever, and therewith doe ac- 
knowledge themselfs, to be fully paid Contented & Satisfyed, and 
have therefore, graunted. Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, and 
Confirmed, and by these presents, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, 
Graunt Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe and Confirm, unto y e Said 
Myndert Harmense, a Certain Peece of Pasture ground, to y e north 
of Albany, below in y e third Creek, 1 bounding to y e East Ryer 
Elbertse, now Gerrit Ryerse, to y e west y e kill, to y e South and 
north y e hill, and is in len[g]th on y e South Side one & Thirty Rod, 
on y* north Side thirty Rod, in Bredth on y e west Side fifteen Rodd, 
and on y e East Side three & Twenty Rod, as by y e Transport made 
over to y e Said van Dyck, by y e Church Wardens dated y e 10 th day 
of august 1676, 2 Together with anoy r . Certain Peece of Land, 
lyeing att y e S d . third Creek or kill Conteining in Len[g]th, on y e 
South Side, Sixty Rod, & on y e north Side fifty ; in breadth att y e 
East end, four and Twenty Rod, and y e like att y e west being about 
Six acres, graunted to y e Said van Dyck by y e Late Govern 1 ". Ed- 
mund Andross y e Patent dated y e 8 th of octob. 1679- Doth w ''- 
Parcells of Land is now Comprehended in one fence, all w h . with 
all y e Right and title, of y e Said Cornelis van Dyck is Transported 
to Myndert Harmense his heirs and assigns, w 1 . all y e Profitts, 
Commodities, and Appertenances whatsoever to y e Said Peeces of 
Pasture ground, belonging, together w l . all and Singular, Deeds, 
Evidences, and writeings, Touching and Confirming y e Premises, 
only or any Part thereof, to have and to hold y e Said Peece of 
Pasture ground and Premises, w*. there and Every of there apper- 
tenances, unto y e S d . Myndert Harmense his heirs, Executors, 
ad rs . & assigns, in his quiet & peaceable Possession and Seizin 
against all Persones to warrant, and for ever by these Presents de- 
fend, in witness whereof y e Said Cornelis van Dyck & Elisabeth 
his wife, have hereunto Sett there hands & Seals in Albany this Six 
& Twentieth day of June in y* first year of y e Reign of our 



1 The Vossen kill. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 -.132. 

3 Apparently not recorded. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 289 

Souveraign Lord James y e Second king of England Scotland, france 
& Irland, Defender of y e faith annoq. Dom: 1685 
Was Signd 

Corn s . van Dyck (L. S.) 

Elisabeth van Dyck (L. S.) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e p r sence off 
Pieter Schuyler 
Ger f . Banker 

Recorded in Albany 

y e day & year abovewritten 

R : Livingston CI. 

Deed from John Gilbert and his wife to Johannes Beekman for 
a lot in Albany 

[301] To all Christian People to whom these p r sents shall come 
John Gilbert and Cornelia his wife of y e Toune and County of 
Albany sendeth Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee 
y t . for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Three & thirty good 
merchandable Bevers to him y e Said John Gilbert in hand paid att 
and Before y e Ensealeing and delivery hereof, by Johannes Beek- 
man, of y e Toune and County of Albany Blacksmith, y e Receit 
whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, and thereof and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof?, doth fully cleerly and absolutely acquitt, 
Exonerate and Discharge him y e Said Johannes Beekman, his Ex- 
ecutors, administrators and assigns for ever, and therewith doe 
acknowledge, themselfs to be fully paid Contented and Satisfyed, 
and have therefore graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, 
and Confirmed, and by these Presents doth fully, cleerly, and abso- 
lutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeff & Confirm, unto y e S d . 
Johannes Beekman, a Certain Lott off Ground, lyeing, here in Al- 
bany, between y e house and Lott off Johannes Beekman afores d . and 
y e Lane of Lawrence van Ale being in Bredth towards y e Street, 
Eastward nine & Twenty foot Rynlans measure, and in len[g]th 
Six Rodd, as appears by the Patent graunted by y e Late Govern 1 ". 
Rich d . Nicolls to Arent van den Bergh deceased, 1 father in law to 



1 This refers to the patent to Arent van den Bergh granted on September 6, 
1667, for no. 2 of the newly laid out lots on the west side of what is now 
North Pearl street, between State street and Maiden Lane. The lot was 
originally 36 feet wide, of which 7 feet were sold by John Gilbert to Lawrence 
van Ale on April 11, 1679.. See Deeds, 3:27. 

19 



29O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

y e S d . John Gilbert, all which, with all y e Right and Title, of y e 
Said John Gilbert, and Cornelia his wife, is Transported to 
Johannes Beekman, his heirs and Assigns, with all y e Profites, Com- 
modities and appertenances whatsoever to y e said Lott off ground 
belonging, together with all and Singular, deeds, Evidences, & 
writeings, touching and Confirming y e Premises, only or any Part 
thereof, to have and to hold, y e Said Peece of ground and Premises, 
w ,h . there and Every of there appertenances unto y e said Johannes 
Beekman, his heirs, Executors, Ad rs . & assigns, & in his quiett and 
Peaceable, Possession and Seizin, against all Persones to warrant, 
and for ever by these Presents Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . 
John Gilbert and Cornelia his wife have hereunto Sett there hands 
& Sealls in Albany y e 31 th day of octob. in y e first year of y e Reign 
of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second king of England Scot- 
land, france & Irland, Defender of y e faith annoq. Dom: 1685 
was Signed 

John Gilbert (L: S:) 
her 
Cornelia X Gilbert (L: S:) 
mark 
Sealed & deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Albert Ryckman 
Johannes Bens em 
RobK Livingston CI. 

Recorded in Albany 

y e Day & year abovewritten 

R : Livingston CI. 

Deed from Myndert Fredericksen to Cornells Michielsen for 
the farm called Klinkenbergh opposite Claverack 

[302] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
come Myndert Frederikse Blacksmith of y e Toune and County of 
Albany and Pietertie his wife Sendeth greeteing in our Lord God 
Everlasting, know yee, that for and in Consideration of y e Somme 
of five hundred and fifty shepells of good wheat to him y e Said 
Myndert Frederikse in hand paid, att and before y e Ensealing and 
Delivery hereof, by Cornells Michielse, y e Receit whereof they doe 
hereby acknowledge and thereof, and of every Part, and Parcell 
thereof, doth fully cleerly, & absolutely, acquitt Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him y e Said Cornells Michielse, his Executors, Administra- 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 29I 

tors and assigns, for ever, and therewith doe acknowledge them- 
selfs, to be fully paid, Contented and Satisfyed, and have therefor 
graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfeoffed and Confirmed, and 
by these Presents, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bar- 
gain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe and Confirm, unto y e S d . Cornells 
Michielse a Certain farm or Bowery, called klinkenbergh, lyeing 
over against Claverak, together w th . y e house and Barn, and all y e 
appertenances, thereunto Belonging, with all his Right and Title, 
which he hes there, being y e third part of y e Patent graunted by y e 
Late Govern 1 ". Rich d . Nicolls, to John Hend : Bruyn, Jurian Teunise 
and John Cloet, w h . Said Third part was Transported to y e Said 
Myndert by John Hend : Bruyns y e 7 th . of August 1675, 1 w th . this 
Exception y 1 . y e Land w h . was Transported to Marte Gerritse out 
of y e Said Patent, by John Cloet, Jurian Teunise & Myndert 
Frederikse y e 20 th . of march 1681 is nott Comprehended in this 
Conveyance, all which with all y e Right and Title of y e Said 
Myndert Frederickse and Pietertie his wife, is Transported to Cor- 
nells Michielsce, his heirs and Assigns, w th . all y e Profites, Com- 
modities, and appertenances whatsoever to y e Said Bowery and 
Tract of Land is Belonging, together with all and Singular, Deeds 
Evidences and writeings touching & Confirming y e Premises, only 
or any Part thereof, to have and to hold, y e Said farme or Bowery 
and y e Land thereunto Belonging, w th . there and every of there ap- 
pertenances unto y e Said Cornells Machielse, his heirs, Executors. 
Administr 5 . & assigns, & in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and 
Seizin, against all Persones to warrant, & for ever by these presents 
Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e Said Myndert frederikse, & 
Pietertie his wife, have hereunto Sett there hands and Sealls in 
Albany this one & Thirtieth day of octob. in y e first year of y 6 
Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second king of England, 
Scotland frans & Irland Defender of y e faith annoq. Dom: 1685 

Was Signd w th . y e Respective Marks & 
Seals of y e S d . Myndert & Pietertie 
his wife 
Sealed & Deliverd to M r . John 
Becker atturney Impowred by y e 
S d . Cornells Michielse to Receive 
y e Same in y e p r sence of 

John Gilbert 

Corn: Teunise Szvart 

R: Livingston CI. 



See Early Records of Albany, 1:119-20. 



292 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from John Becker, attorney of Cornells Michielsen, to 
Jacob Fenix for one-half of the farm called Klinkenbergh 

[3 3] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
come John Becker atturney and Procurator of Cornelis Michielse, 
sendeth greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee y*. for and 
in Consideration of y e Somme of Two hundred and Seventy fore 
Shep Is . of wheat, to him y e Said Cornelis Machielse in hand Paid 
att and Before y e Ensealeing and delivery hereof, by Jacob fenix, 
y e Receit whereof he doth hereby in y e name of y e Said Cornelis 
Michielse acknowlege, and thereof and of every Part and Parcell 
thereof, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, acquitt Exonerate and 
Discharge him y e Said Jacob fenix his Executors, Ad rs . and assigns 
for ever, and therewith doth acknowledge to be fully, paid, Con- 
tented, and Satisfyed, and hath therefore graunted, Bargained, 
Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, and Confirmed and by these Presents 
doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, En- 
foeffe, and Confirm unto y* Said Jacob Fenix, y e half or moeyety of 
a Certain farm or Bowery, called klinkenbergh lyeing upon Hud- 
sons River over against Claverak, together w th . y e moyety of y e 
house and Barn, and all appertenances, thereunto belonging, w th . y* 
half off all his Right and Title, w h . he hes there, which was a third 
part of ^ Patent graunted by y e Late Govern 1 ". Rich d . Nicolls, to 
John Hendrik Bruyn, Jurian Teunise and John Cloet, (Except y e 
Land of Marte Gerritse Conveyed to him by John Cloet, Jurian 
Teunise, and Myndert Frederikse y e 28 th . of March 1681, which 
Said Third Part was Conveyed to y e Said Cornelis Machielse, by 
Myndert Frederikse & Pietertie his wife on v* 30 th . day of octob. 
1685, 1 all which w th . y e half of y e Right and Title of y e Said Cor- 
nelis Michielse is Transported to y e Said Jacob Fenix, his heirs and 
assigns, w th . all y e Profites, Commodities and appertenances what- 
soever to y e S d . half Bowery, and half of y e Tract of Land is Be- 
longing, To have and to hold, y e half or moyety of y e Said farme or 
Bowery, and y e Land thereunto Belonging, with there and Every of 
there appertenances unto y e Said Jacob Fenix, his heirs, Exec rs . 
Ad rs . and Assigns in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and 
Seizin against all Persones to warrant, and for ever by these 
presents defend, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . John Becker Pro- 
curator for y e S d . Cornelis Michielse under his hand and Seale, hath 
hereunto sett his hand and Seale in Albany this Second day of 
novemb in y e first year of y e Reign off our Souveraign Lord James 



1 Should be: the 31st day of October 1685. See preceding deed. 



DEEDS 167S-I704 293 

y e Second, kind of England, Scotland, france & Irland Defender of 
y e faith annoq. Dom. 1685 

Was Signed 

J:Becker (S:) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Harme Gansefoort 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Geertruy Vosburgh to Johannes Beekman for a lot 
in Albany 

[304] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall Come Geertruy Vosborgh of y e County of Albany, sendeth 
Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee y 1 . for and in 
Consideration of y e Somme of one hundred & Twelve Bevers, to 
her y e Said Geertruy Vosburgh in hand paid, att and Before y e 
Ensealeing and Delivery hereof, by Johannes Beekman of y e Toune 
& County of Albany Blacksmith, y e Receit whereof shee doth 
hereby acknowlege, & thereof and of every Part and Parcell thereof, 
doth fully cleerly & absolutely, acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge 
him y e S d . Johannes Beekman, his Executors, Administrators and 
assigns for ever, and therewith doth acknowledge herself, to be fully 
Paid, Contented and Satisfyed, and hath therefore graunted, Bar- 
gained, Sold, alliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed, & by these pres- 
ents, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, 
Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e S d . Johanness Beekman, a Certain 
Lott of ground, where her old house Stood upon, w h . Said Lott 
y e Said Beekman hath built a new house ; Lyeing here in Albany, 
haveing to y e South y e Lott w h . John Gilbert, late did Transport to 
y e Said Beekman, formerly Belonging to Arent vanden Bergh & to 
y e north y e Lotts of Luykas Gerritse, Hend: Lansingh, & Jan 
Byvank, to y e west y e Lott: of omy La Grangie, & John Byvank, & 
to y e East y e Street, 1 being in Bredth towards the Street, (now 
Surveyed) Seven & Twenty, foot, & behinde Two Rod wanting 
three Inches; in len[g]th Six Rod as well on y e north Side as on y e 
South Side, as appears by y e Patent or ground Brieffe, graunted by 
y e Late Govern r . Rich d . Nicolls, to y e Said Geertruy Vosburgh 
dated y e 6 th day of Septemb : 1667, all w h . w th . all y e Right and Title 
off y e s d . Geertruy Vosburgh is Transported to Johannes Beekman, 
his heirs and assigns, w th . all y e Profites, Commodities and apper- 



1 North Pearl street. 



2(J4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

tenances, whatsoever to y e Said Lott of ground is Belonging, to- 
gether w th . all and Singular, Deeds, Evidences and writeings, touch- 
ing and Confirming y e Premises, only or any Part thereof, to Have 
And to Hold, y e Said Peece of ground and Premises, w th . there and 
every of there appertenances unto y e S d . Johannes Beekman, his 
heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns, & in his quiet and. 
Peaceable Possession & Seizin, against all Persones to warrant, & 
for ever by these Presents defend, in wittnesse whereof y e Said 
Geertruy Vosburgh hath hereunto Sett her hand & Seale in Albany 
y e 6 th . day of novemb in y e first year of y e Reign of our Souveraign 
Lord James y e Second, king of England Scotland france & Irland, 
Defender of y e faith, annoq. Dom: 1685 

Was Signed w th . y e mark of Geertruy Vos- 
burgh w th . a X (L:S:J 
Sealed & deliverd in y e Presence 
of 

I sank V[er] plank 

Lawrence van Ale 

Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Pieter Davidsen Schuyler and his wife to Bastiaen 
Harmensen for a lot in Albany on the north side of Jonker 
street 

[3 5] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Pieter Davidtse Schuyler of y e Toune and County of 
Albany merchant, and Alida his wife Sendeth greeting, in our Lord 
God Everlasting, know yee y*. for and in Consideration of y e Somme 
of fifty good merchandable Bevers to them in hand paid at and be- 
fore y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by Bastian Harmense of y e 
Toune and County of Albany Carpenter, y e Receit whereof they 
doe hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of every part and Parcell 
thereof, doe fully cleerly and absolutely, acquitt, Exonerate and 
Discharge him y e Said Bastiaen Harmense, his heirs, Executors, 
and Administrators for ever, and therewith doth acknowlege them- 
selfs, to be fully paid, Contented and Satisfyed and have therefore, 
Graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoerfed, and Confirmed, and 
by these Presents, doe fully cleerly, and absolutely, graunt, Bar- 
gain Sell, alien, Enfoefre and Confirm, unto y e S d . Bastiaen Har- 
mense all that Certain Lott of ground, Lyeing and Being within y e 
Toune of Albany, boundeing to y e East y e House and Lott of Jan 
Janse Ouderkerk, to y e west y e House and Lott of Jeronimus Wen- 



DEEUS Ib7b-I704 295 

del, to y e north y e Lott of Hendrik Rooseboom, and to y e South y e 
Younkher Streett, is in bredth towards y e Street one Rod and nine 
foot, in which is Reckond y e half or moyety of y e Common Lane 
between y e Lott whereon y e Said Bastiaen Harmense hath built a 
new House, and y e House and Lott of Jeronimus Wendel, and 
behinde one Rod ten foot and a Half, is in Len[g]th on y e East and 
west Sides, Six Rod wanting three inches, w h . said Lott, w th . y e 
House y*. Stood thereon, which was Burnt in y e Last fire was Trans- 
ported to y e S d . Pieter Davidtse Shuyler, by Ludovicus Cobes, on 
y e 25 th . day of August 1680, as by said Transport doth appear, all 
which with all y e Right and Title, of y e Said Pieter Davidtse 
Schuyler and Alida his wife is Transported, to y e Said Bastiaen 
Harmense and his heirs and Assigns for ever, w th . all y e Profites, 
Commodities and appertenances whatsoever to y e S d . Lott of ground 
and Premises, w th . there and every of there appertenances unto y e 
Said Bastiaen Harmense his heirs & assigns, and in there quiet and 
Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, 
and for ever by these Presents defend, in witnesse whereof y e S d . 
Pieter Davidtse Shuyler and Alida his wife have hereunto Sett 
there hands and Sealls in Albany y e three and Twentieth day of 
decemb in y e first year of his Maj Reign annoq. Dom: 1685 
Was Signed 

Pieter Davidtse Schuyler (L:S:) 
Alida Schuyler (L:S:) 

Sealed and Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Hend: Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
Rob f . Livingston CI. 

Mortgage of a house and lot without the north gate of Albany 
from Adriaen Appel, schoolmaster, to Mrs Judith Stuyvesant, 
widow of Petrus Stuyvesant 

[306] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Adriaen Appel of y e Toune and County of Albany 
Shoolmaster, sendeth Greeting, know yee y t . y e Said Adriaen Appel 
for and in Consideration of y e Somme of five hundred and fifteen 
gilders Eighteen Stuyvers in Wampum, Currant money to him in 
hand paid att and Before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof, by 
M rs . Judith Stuyvesant wid w . and Relict of y e former Dutch 
governour Petrus Stuyvesant, y e Receipt whereof, he y e Said 
Adriaen Appel doth hereby acknowlege & Discharge y e Said M rs . 



296 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Judith Stuy vesant, her Executors Ad rs . and Assigns ; hath Graunted 
Bargained, Sold, Mortgaged, assigned, & Sett over, and by these 
presents doth fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, 
Mortgage, assigne and Sett over, unto y e Said M rs . Judith Stuyve- 
sant, all that certain house or Tenement w th . y e Ground thereunto 
Belonging, Scituate Lyeing and Being, without y e north gate of 
Albany, bounded to y e South by y e Tounes Stockadoes, or fence, to 
y c north Jan Janse Noorman, to y e west y e widow off Jochim YYes- 
sells, Becker, 1 to y c East y e River, Conteineing in len[g]th & in 
bredth as itt is Inclosed w th . y e fence, together w th . all and Singular 
y e Cellers, Sollers, Chambers, Houses, outhouses, Buildings, Yards, 
Backsides, ways, Passages, waters, water Courses, Lights, Ease- 
ments, Profites, Commodities, and advantages, whatsoever, to y e 
Said dwelling House and ground belonging, or in any ways apper- 
taineing, and all y e Estate Right, title, Property, Clayme, and 
Demaund, of him y e Said Adriaen Appel, off in & to y e Same, To 
Have And to Hold, y e Said Dwelling, House or Tenement & ground 
and all and Singular other y e Premises with there and Every of 
there appertenances unto y e S d . M rs . Stuyvesant Her Heirs and 
Assigns, to y e Sole and Proper use Benefitt and Behooffe of y e Said 
M r \ Judith Stuyvesant her Heirs and Assigns for ever, Provided 
always, and itt is hereby Declared, to be the true Intent, and mean- 
ing of these p r sents y*. in Case y e Said Adriaen Appel, or his 
Sonnes Johannes and William Appel, His or there Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Assigns or Either of y m ., shall and doe well and 
truly Pay or cause to be paid unto y e above named M rs . Judith 
Stuyvesant, her Heirs Executors, Ad rs . or Assigns, or one of y m . y e 
Said Somme of five hundred & fifteen Gilders in wampum & 
Eighteen Stuyvers, (or Silver money Equivelent y e Ryall Reckond 
to thirty Stuyvers in y e Space of five years next Ensueing, y*. is to 
Say att or upon y e first day of August 1686 one hundred Gild", 
wampum on y« first of August 1687 y e Second hundr: Gild: and 
year after year on y e first of August one hundred gild : & y e Last 
Payment on y e first of August 1690 one hundred and fifteen gild rs . 
Eighteen Stuyvers, & y*. att X : York or Albany, without fraud, 
Covin or further delay then y e time limited above; (Al which said 
Somme of money doth arise from y* Contents of and old Dutch 
mortgage, dated y e 3 d of May 1671 w h . by Act of assembly 2 are 
obliged to be Renewed after y e English form of mortgages,) then 
this Present Bargain and Sale, and Every Clause and article therein 



1 Meaning : baker. 

2 Act passed October 29, 1684. See preface. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 297 

Conteined is to be utterly void, null & off none Effect, Else to be 
and Remain, in full force and vertue, In witness whereof y e Said 
Adriaen Appel, Hath Hereunto Sett His Hand & Seale in Albany 
this 8 th . day of January in y* first year of y e Reign of our Souveraign 
Lord, James y e Second, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, 
France & Irland king, defender of y e faith, annoq. Dom: i68f. 

Was Signd 

A:Appell (L:S:) 
Sealed & Deliverd to Rich d . 
Pretty atturney of M rs . Stuyvesant 
for y e behoof of y e s d . M rs . Stuyvesant 
in y e Presence of Hend: Coyler Justice 
of y e Peace 

Jan Byvank. Johannes Appel 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Dorothea, widow of Capt. Volkert Jansen Douw, and 
his son Jonas Volkertsen Douw to Jacob Jansen Gardenier for 
one-half of Schotak island and the mainland appertaining 
thereto 

[307] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall Come Doritee y e wid w . and Relict of Cap*. Volkert Janse Dow 
deceased, and Jonas Volkertse eldest Sonne of y e Said Cap 1 . Volkert 
Jansz Dow, both of y e County of Albany, sendeth Greeting, in our 
Lord God Everlasting, know yee, that for and in Consideration 
of a negroe Boy called Christiaen, and y e Somme of fifty Bevers 
to them in Hand paid, before y e Ensealeing and Delivery Hereof, 
by Jacob Janse Gardenier, the Receit whereof, they doe hereby 
acknowlege, and thereof and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doe 
fully cleearly, and absolutely acquitt, Exonerate, and Discharge, 
Him y e Said Jaccob Janse Gardenier His Executors, administra- 
tors and Assigns, for ever, and therewith doe acknowlege them- 
selfs, to be fully Paid Contented and Satisfyed, and Have therefore 
graunted Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed, and 
by these Presents doe fully, cleerly, and absolutely, graunt Bargain 
Sell, alien, Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e Said Jacob Janse Gar- 
denier, a Certain farm or Bowery, Lyeing on y e East Side of 
Hudsons River, being the Half or moyety of y e Island called Scho- 
tak, which Said Moyety Lyes towards the River Side, and y e Half 



298 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of y e Land Lyeing on y e Main over against Said Island, according 
to y e Division made between Volkert Janse & Jan Thomese, Except 
y e Small Peece of Land on y e Main that Jan Lawrence bought of 
Volkert Janse deceased ; Together with all that y e Said Volkert 
Janse Dow deceasd ever did owne there and in Propryety did 
Possesse, according to y e Patent, graunted by y e Late Govern r . 
Gen 1 . Richard Nicolls, to Volkert Janse & Jan Thomase, for y e 
whole, dated y e fourth day of May 1667, all which with all y e 
Right and Title of y e Said Doritee & Jonas Volkertse is Trans- 
ported to Jacob Jansz Gardenier, His Heirs and Assigns, w th . all 
y e Profites Commodities and appertenances whatsoever to y e Said 
Bowery half Island and on y e Tract of Land on y e Main lyeing 
over against itt, Together with all and Singular, deeds Evidences 
and Writeings, touching and Confirming the Premises, only or any 
Part thereof, to Have and to Hold [308] y e Said Farme or Bowery 
Half of y e Island Scotak, w th . all y e title and Right y*. y e Said 
Volkert Janse Had on y e main & to y e Premises, (Except that of 
Jan Lawrence) and all y e Land thereunto Belonging, w th . there 
and every cf there appertenances unto y e Said Jacob Janse Gar- 
denier, His Heirs, Executors Ad rs . and Assigns, & in his quiet and 
Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, 
and for every by these Presents Defend, in wittnesse whereof y* 
Said Doritee and Jonas Volkertse Have Hereunto Sett there Hands 
& Seals in Albany this Six and Twentieth day of January in y e 
first year of y e Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second by 
y e Grace of God, king of England, Scotland, france and Irland, 
Defender of y e faith annoq. Dom : 168^. 
Was Signed 

Dorathe Volkers (L:S:) 

Jonas Volkertse Dow: (L:S:) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 

Levinus van Schayk Justice of Peace 
Dirk Teunise 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Jan Caspersen Halenbeck and his wife to Jan Hen- 
dricksen Vrooman for land on the Normans kill 
To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall Come 
Jan Casperse x and Rachell his wife of y e County of Albany, 



1 Jan Caspersen Halenbeck. His wife was Rachel Willemse. 



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 299 

Sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting, know yee y l . for and 
in. Consideration of y e Somme of Eight & forty Pounds Currant 
money of this Province, to him y e Said Jan Casperse in Hand paid ; 
att and before : y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof, by Jan Hendriks 
Vrooman, y e Receit whereof they doe Hereby acknowlege, and 
thereof, and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully cleerly 
and absolutely, acquitt Exonerate and Discharge him y e Said Jan 
Hendriks Vrooman, His Executors, Ad rs . and Assigns for ever, and 
therewith doth acknowlege themselfs, to be fully paid Contended 
and Satisfyed, and Have therefore, Graunted, Bargained, Sold, 
Aliened, [3og] Enfoeffed and Confirmed and by these Presents doth 
fully cleerly and absolutely, Graunt Bargain, Sell, alien Enfoeffe 
and Confirm unto y e Said Jan Hendrikse Vrooman a Certain Parcell 
of Land lyeing upon y e Normans Kill where Omy La Grangie now 
Dwells, y e Clear Land Consisting in three Small flatts or Plains, 
the one being where y e Said Omyes House Stands upon, called y e 
Land by y e Cley Cuyl, 2 y e oy r . Lyeing over y e Creek opposite to 
Symon Volkertse Door, and y e third below y e first Plain called y e 
Mayes Land, together w th . all y e Right, Title and Property > rt . y e 
Said Jan Casperse Hath there, being the half of all y e Land, lyeing 
upon y e Normans kill, Comprehended in y e Patent of Jan Hendrikse 
Van Baal, Except four morgen bow Land 3 y t . y e Said van Bael did 
Reserve for himself, which Said Half of said Land was Trans- 
ported to y e Said Jan Casperse, by Johannes Provoost Trustee of y e 
Estate of Hend : Willemse deceased, dated y* 5 16 th . day of March 
i68| all which with all y e Right and Title of y e Said John Casperse 
and Rachell his wife is Transported to John Hendrikse Vrooman 
His Heirs and Assigns, with all y e Profites, Commodities, and 
appertenances whatsoever to y e Said Tract of Land is Belonging, 
together w th . all and Singular, deeds, Evidences & Writeings, touch- 
ing and Confirming y e Premises, only or any Part thereof, to Have 
& to Hold y e S d . farme or Bowery, and y e Land thereunto belong- 
ing, with there and every of there appertenances unto y e S d . John 
Hendrikse Vrooman, His Heirs Executors Administrateurs and 
assigns, & in His quiet and Peaceable Possession & Seizin against 
all Persones to warrant and for ever by these Presents to warrant, 
& for ever by these Presents Defend, in witnesse whereof y e S d . 
John Casperse, & Rachel His wife, have hereunto Sett y r . Hands 
and Sealls in Alb: this 31 th . day of January in y e first year of y e 



1 The record has : " and att Before. ' 

2 Literally : " Clay Pit." 

3 Dutch : boiav land, meaning " arable land." 



300 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of 
God king of Engl : Scotland, france & Irland Defender of y e faith 
annoq. 1 )om : [68f. 















his 












was Signd 


w l 


. John 


X 
mark 


C 


\SPERSE 


Sealed and Deliverd 
















in y e 


Presence of 
















Rob'. 


Sanders Justice 


of 


y e Peace 












Rob'. 


Livingston CI. 

















Jacobus Meesen Vrooman and his wife to Josias Teunissen 
Swart for part of farm no. 10 at Schenectady 

[310] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Jacobus Meese Vrooman, & Elisabeth l his wife of y e 
toune and County of Albany, sendeth greeting in our Lord God 
Everlasting, know yee that for and in Consideration, of diverse 
Services done by Josias Teunise Swart, Sonne of Teunis Cornelise 
and Elisabeth afores d . for his father and Mother, Particularly a 
years Service to his Said Mother, after y e death of his father, 
whilst, shee was wid w . before her Remariage to y e S d . Jacobus 
Meese Vrooman, and diverse other Considerations which y e Partyes 
afores d . doe hereby acknowlege, and doe therefore fully and cleerly 
and absolutely, acquit, Exonerate, and Discharge him y e Said Josias 
Teunise Swart, his Executors, Adm rs . and assigns, for ever, and 
with y e S d . Services & oy r . Considerations, doe acknowlege them- 
selfs, to be fully paid Contented and Satisfyed, and have therefore 
Graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed and 
by these Presents doe fully, cleerly, and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, 
Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and Confirm unto y e S d . Josias Teunise Swart, 
a Certain Peece of Land Lyeing at Shinnechtady, containing about 
Eight acres, or four morgan, bounded to y e South by y e hills, & to 
y e west by Symen Volkertse, to y e north Claes Lawrence Purmerent 
and to y e east a low Place of ground, w h . formerly hes been a 
Swamp adjoyning to y e Pasture of y e Said Claes Lawrence 
Purmerent ; being Part and Parcell of y* f arme or Bowery, markt 
with N°. 10 2 w h . by y e Late Govern 1 ". Rich d . Nicolls was graunted 
and Confirmed to y e S d . Teunis Cornelise, as by y e Patent beareing 
date y e 15 th . day of January A . Dom: 1667 at Large doth appeare, 
all w h . with all y e Right & Title of y e S d . Jacobus Meese Vrooman 

1 Elizabeth van der Linde; see Munsell's Collections, 4:170. 



DEEDS 167&-I704 301 

And Elisabeth his wife, Late wid w . of y e S d . Josias Teunise Swart, 
his Heirs and Assigns, w th . all y e Profits Commoditeys and apperte- 
nances, whatsoever to y e S d . Peece of Land is belonging- to Have 
and to Hold y e S d . Peece of Land. w th . there and every of y r . 
appertenances unto y e S d . Josias Teunise Swart, his Heirs Exec: 
Ad rs . and assigns, and in his quiet Peaceable Possession and Seizin, 
against all Persones to warrant and for ever by these p r sents defend, 
in witness whereof y e S d . Jacobus Meese Vrooman and Elisabeth his 
wife have hereunto Sett there hands and Sealls in Albany this three 
and Twentieth day off february in y e first year of y e Reign of our 
Souveraign Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God, king of 
England, Scotland, france and Irland defender of y e faith annoq. 
dom: i68f. 

Was Signd. 

Jacobus Meese Vrooman (L:S:) 
Lysbeth Vrooman (L:S:) 

Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Rob*. Sanders Justice of y e Peace 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Harmen Gansevoort and his wife to William Lover- 
idge for a farm at Catskill formerly belonging to Jan Andries- 
sen the Irishman 

[311] To all Christian People to whom this present writeing shall 
Come ; Harme Gansef ort of y e Toune of Albany Brewer, and Mary 
his wife, sendeth greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee 
that for and in Consideration of the Somme of Two hundred good 
and merchandable Bevers to him y e Said Harme Gansefort Paid in 
manner following, before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof by W m . 
Loveridge of Cattskill in y e County of Albany Yeoman, the Receit 
whereof, they doe hereby acknowledge, and thereof, and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doe fully cleerly and absolutely, acquitt, 
Exonerate, and Discharge, him y e Said W m . Loveridge his Ex rs . 
Administrators and assigns for ever, and therewith doe acknowl- 
edge themselfs, to be fully paid, Contended and Satisfyed, and have 
therefore graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, Trans- 
ported and Confirmed; and by these p r sents doe graunt Bargain, 
Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, Transport and Confirm, unto y e Said W m . 
Loveridge, all y*. farm or Bowery w*. y e messuage, or Dwelling 



2 See History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 67-68, where the date of the 
patent is by mistake given as January 16, 1667. 



302 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

house and Barn, Lyeing and being on y e west Side of Hudsons 
River att Catskill near y e mouth of said kill or Creek ; where y e 
Said Loveridge now Dwells; which Said Land was Purchased 
joyntly by y e Said Harme Gansefort, and Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff, 
off Jan Andriese y e Yrishman ; who married the wid w . and Relict of 
P r . Teunise van Bronswyck, as appears by the Patent, graunted by 
the Late Govern 1 ". Rich' 1 . Nicolls, unto y e Said Harme Gansefort and 
Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff dated y e 16 th . day of may 1667 whereto 
Reference is to be had, and Whereas y e Said Eldert Gerbertse 
Cruyff in his Life time, was indebted a Considerable Somme off 
money unto y e Said Harme Gansefort, as may appear by y e Records 
of this Toune, for the Satisfyeing whereof y e Said Eldert Gerbertse 
Cruyff, did Sell. Alien, and Release unto y e Said Harme Gansefort, 
his Half or moyety, share & Portion of y e Land and itts apperte- 
nances, mentioned in y e Patent afores d ., whereby y e said Harme 
Gansefort, became Possessed of y e whole Tract or Parcell of Land 
farm or Bowery att Catskill afores fi . which said farm or [312] 
Bowery, y e Said Harme Gansefort. did Sell unto John Conell de- 
ceased, upon Condition y*. y e Said Conell was to pay him y e Said 
Harme Gansefort, y e Somme of Two hundred Merchandable 
Bevers, as may appear by the Bargain or Sale upon Record y e 20 th . 
day of April 1678, and the Said John Conell nott being able to Per- 
form y e Said Bargain, did agree and Covenant w l . M r . W m . 
Loveridge deceased of Catskill in y e County of Albany feltmaker, 
y*. v e Said Loveridge, Should have all his Right and Title, to y e 
Said farm upon Condition he paid y e Said Gansefort y e Somme of 
money : which he was owing for y e Land afores d . and Somme other 
Consideration ; as appears by there aggreement and Covenant upon 
Record dated y e 27 th day of July 1680, w h . Said Somme of money 
was in pairt Satisfyed by W m . Loveridge feltmaker in his lifetime 
and the Remainder, now by his Sonne and heir, W m . Loveridge off 
Catskill in y e County of Albany, Yeoman, in Consideration whereof, 
y e Said Harme Gansefort and Mary His wife doe for them and 
there Heirs, Confirm and Transport, unto y e afores d . W m . Love- 
ridge, his heirs and Assigns, all there Right Title and Intrest, which 
they have and ever had to y e f ores d . farm or Bowery ; together w*. 
all y e Right, title & Property, that y e S d . Eldert Gerbertse Cruyff 
ever had to y e afores d . farm or Bowery formerly, belonging to Jan 
Andriese y e Yrishman; w*. all y e Profitts Commodities, and ap- 
pertenances whatsoever to y e S d . farme or Bowery belonging, to- 
gether w*. all and Singular, deeds, Evidences, & writeings, touching 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /O4 303 

and Confirming the Promises, only or any part thereof, to Have and 
to Hold y e S d . farme or Bowery w l . there and Every of there ap- 
pertenances, unto y e Said W m . Loveridge his heirs Executors, ad- 
ministrators and Assigns. & in his quiet Possession and Seizin 
against all Persones to warrant, and for ever by these p r sents De- 
fend ; in wittnesse whereof y e Said Harme Gansefort and Mary his 
wife have hereunto Sett there hands and Sealls in Albany this 
Seventienth day of April in y e Second year of y e Reign of our 
Souveraign Lord, James y e Second by y e Grace of God king of 
Engl : Scotland, f ranee & Yrland, Defender of y e faith & c . A 1686 
Was Signed Harme Gansefort (S:) 

Maria Gansefort (S:) 
Sealed & deliverd in 
ye Presence off 

Hendrick Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
Jan van Loon 
RobK Livingston CI. 

Record : in Alb. y e 19 th . 
of Ap 1 . 1686 

Deed from the Indians to Jacob Lokermans for a piece of land 
on the Caters creek (Kaaterskill creek) 

[313] Know all men by these Presents that wee underwritten 
Indian owners and Native Proprietors of a Peece of Land upon 
Caters Creek viz*. Mawinta called by the Christians Shermerhoorn, 
osawenik alias Scheele Jacob, onnekeek alias Jan d'Bakker. & 
kachtowaa, alias cald amongst the Christians Cobus, for and in 
Consideration of these goods in hand Paid to witt one Blankett, 
Two faddom Stroudwaters, four faddom Duffels, one gunn. one 
Pistol, four faddom Blak wampum, ten faddom white d°. Six p r . 
Stockings, four Shirts, Two ketells, ten kans Rom, one half fatt 
Beer, Eight Pound Pouder, ten Barrs of lead, four axes, Two Smal 
Coats, ten Combs, ten knifes, Twenty fish hooks & a Roll of To- 
bacco, the Receit whereof wee doe owne and acknowledge, and of 
y e Payment doe fully discharge, have Bargained, Sold aliened, and 
Transported, and by these Presents, doe Bargain, Sell, alien, and 
Transport, unto Jacob Lokermans of y e Toune of Albany merchant, 
a Certain Peece or Tract of Land, lyeing on y e west Side of Hud- 
sons River in y e County of Albany, on a Certain Creek or kill called 
Caters kreek, w h . y e Said Jacob Lokermans had a graunt for to 
Purchase of y e Right PIon ble . Col : Tho : Dongan Gov r . Gen 1 , and 



304 EARLY RECORDS OF ALPANY 

Vice Ad 1 , under His Maj : of N: York & its dependencies in 
America, as by y e Lycense dated y e 5 th . day of Ap 1 . last att large 
doth appear, \v h . Said Land is bounded to y e north by the Land of 
\Y m . Loveridge to y e South a kill or Creek called Canasenix, to y e 
East on y e River in y e great Imbogt where y e Said W m . Loveridge 
leaves oft, called by y c Indians, Pesquanachqua, & to y e Westward 
a Place by y e Indians Called Quachanock, y e Said [314] Land lyes 
along y e Said Caters kill, Consisting in four or five flatts or Plains, 
w*. a hazell nutt Plain, and a mash, & is to beginn at y e bounds of 
W m . Loveridge afores d . & Soe to goe up the Creek & is to Contain 
three hundred acres or one Hundred & fifty Morgen alltogether, 
Together w*. all our Right, Title & Intrest, in all y e woods, Lands, 
Pastures, meadows, marches, Creeks, kills, Rivelets, Trees, Timber, 
\v l . all oy r . Commodities, Emulements, & Conveniencies, thereunto 
appertaining and Belonging to Have and to Hold y c Said Three 
hundred acres of Land Described as above, unto y e S d . Jacob 
Lokermans his heirs & assigns for ever, & in y e Quiett Possession 
and Seizin of him y e S d . Jacob Lokermans his heirs & assigns for 
Ever To warrant & maintain, both from Christians & Indians, wee 
doe bynde ourselfs & our heirs for Ever firmly by these Presents, 
in wittnesse whereof y e S d . Indians Putt y r . hands & Seals in Alb: 
y e 26 of may in y e 2 d . year of His Maj : Reign An D° 1686 

Was Signed w*. y e marks of y e S d . 
four Indians & Seald 
Signed. Sealed 
& Deliverd in 
ye Presence of 

Jan Janse Bleker \ Justices of y e 
RobK Sanders J Peace 

Recorded y e 29 May 1686 

Deed from Robert Sanders and his wife to Jan Nack for a house 
and lot on Rumm street (Maiden Lane) 

[3 I 5] To a11 Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
Shall come, Rob*. Sanderse of y e Toune & County of Alb. merch*. 
& Elsie his wife Sendeth greeting, in our Lord God Everlasting 
know yee y*. for and in Consideration, of y e Somme of Two & fifty 
good and merchandable Bevers, to him y e S d . Rob*. Sanders in hand 
paid att and Before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof, by Jan Nack 
of y e Toune & County of Albany Trader, the Receit whereof they 
doe hereby acknowledge, and y r .of and of Every Part & Parcell 



DEEDS 1 6/8- 1 704 305 

thereof doe fully cleerly & absolutely, acquitt Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him y e S d . Jan Nack, his Executors Ad rs . & Assigns for 
ever, & therew*. doe acknowledge themselfs to be fully Paid Con- 
tented & Satisfyed, and have therefore Graunted, Bargained, Sold, 
Alliened, Enfoeffed & Confirmed, & by these presents, doe fully 
cleerly and absolutely, graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and 
Confirm unto y e S d . Jan Nack, all y*. certain messuage, Tenement or 
dwelling house w*. y e Ground thereunto belonging, Scituate lyeing 
& being w 1 . in y e Toune of Albany afores d . Towards y e Hill, in y e 
Street Commonly knowne by y e name of y e Rumm Street, 1 haveing 
to y e East, Ger*. Lansing, to y e west & north John Lansing, & to y e 
South y e Street, Containing in bredth Towards the Street Sixteen 
foot & four Inches, & behinde thirteen foot and Seven Inches, & 
in len[g]th on y e East & west Side three Rod & Eleven foot, To- 
gether w*. all & Singular, y e Sellers, Sollers, Chambers, houses, out- 
houses, buildeings, Yards, backsides, ways, Passages, waters, water- 
courses, Lights, Easements, Profites, Commodities & advantages 
whatsoever to y e S d . house & ground belonging, or in any way ap- 
pertaining, and all y e Estate, Right, Title Property, Claim & De- 
mand of him y e S d . Rob*. Sanders and Elsie His wife, off in & to y e 
Same, To Have & to Hold, y e S d . Messuage, Tenement, or Dwelling 
house and ground, and all and Singular other the Premises, w*. 
there and Every of there appertenances, unto y e S d . John Nack, his 
heirs, Executors, Ad rs . & assigns, to y e Sole & only Proper, Benefite, 
& behoeffe of y e S d . John Nack his heirs & assigns for Ever, & in 
his quiet & Peaceable Possession & Seizin against all Persones to 
warrant, & for Every by these p r sents defend, in wittnesse whereof, 
y e S d . Rob*. Sanders & Elsie his wife have hereunto Sett y r . hands 
& Seals, in Albany this four & Twentieth day of April in y e Second 
[316] Year of y e Reign of our Souveraign Lord, James y e Second 
by y e Grace of God, off Engl: Scotland, f ranee & Irland king de- 
fender of y e faith Anoq. dom. 1686 NB y e Transp*. w h . y e S d . 
Rob*. Sanders had of Hend: Coster to whom y e whole Lott n°. 12 
did appertain whereof this a part is dated y e n th day of octob. 
1669 2 & mentions but y e bredth Towards y e Street, fourteen feet 
& one Inch, & behinde Twelf foot & three Inches, but y e Said Rob*. 
Sanders did afterwards Purchase of Hend Coster y e Lane y*. was 



1 The same as Rom street, now Maiden Lane. See Munsell's Collections, 
4 :2i6. 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :46i. See also fragment of deed from 
the commissaries of Albany to Goosen Gerritsen for the behoof of Hendrick 
Coster, on page 434 of same volume. 

20 



3°6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

between y e 2 houses & So y e bredth became to be Sixteen foot & 
four Inches before; & behinde thirteen foot five inches 

Was Signed Rob t . Sanders (S) 
& w*. y c mark of Elsie his wife (S) 
being a -f- 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Claes Willemse 
Rob'. Livingston CI. 

On.y e back Side was writt as follows 
Acknowledged before me by Rob 1 . 
Sanders & Elsie His wife in 
Alb: y e 27 day of April 1686 
Jan Jansz Bleeker Justice of y e 
Peece 
Recorded y e 3 d . of Tune 
1686 

Deed from Johan Frese (de Vries) to Mrs Margaret Schuyler 
for a house and let in Albany 
To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
Come Johan Frese of y e Toune of Albany merchant sendeth Greet- 
ing in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee that y e Said Johan 
freese for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Two hundred and 
five good and merchandable Bever Skins to him in hand paid at and 
before y e Sealeing and delivery hereof by M rs . Margarett Wid w . 
and Relict of Cap*. Phil : Schuyler deceased, y e Receit whereof y e 
Said Johan frese doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby fully, acquitt Exonerate and 
Discharge y e Said M rs . Margrett Schuyler her Executors Adminis- 
trators and Assigns [317] for ever, and therewith doth acknowlege 
himself to be fully paid contented, and Satisfyed, and hath there- 
fore Graunted Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Released, Enfoeffed and 
Confirmed, and by these Presents doe fully, cleerly, and absolutely, 
Graunt Bargain, Sell, alien, Release, Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e 
S d . M rs . Margaret Schuyler, all y*. Certain messuage, Tenement or 
Dwelling house with y e Ground thereunto Belonging Scituate Lye- 
ing and Being within y e Toune of Albany afores d . towards y e hills, 
bounding to y e east a Peece of ground belonging to John Cloett, to 
y e west the High Street to y e South y e house of Johannes Wendel 
which he bought of John Cloet afores d . and to the north y e house 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 307 

and Lott of Marte Cregier, w h . said house and Lott contains in 
bredth towards y e Street, Sixteen foot and one Inch wood measure, 
keeping y e Same bredth behinde, & is in len[g]th on y e South & 
north side one hundred Eight and Twenty foot wood measure, as 
also a free drop on both Sides of y e house, Except att y e Street on 
y e Side off Marte Cregiers house, and that y e S d . M rs . Margrett 
Schuyler her heirs and assigns may freely without any Interrup- 
tion, Repair and mend her Rioole i or gutter, that comes from her 
Seller, and Runns throw y e Gardin off Johannes Wendel, formerly 
belonging to Cap 1 . John Cloet, who Sold y e S d . house on this Con- 
dition together w th . all and Singular, y e Sellers, Sollers, Chambers, 
Houses, outhouses, buildings, Yards, Backsides, ways, passages, 
waters, water Courses, Lights, easements, Profites, Commodities and 
advantages, whatsoever to y e Said house and ground belonging or 
in any ways appertaining together, w th . all and Singular, deeds, 
Evidences, & writeings, touching & Confirming y e Premises, only 
or any Part thereof, to Have and to Hold, y e Said, messuage, Tene- 
ment or Dwelling house, and ground, and all and Singular other y e 
Premises, w th . there and every of there appertenances unto y e S d . 
M rs . Margaret Schuyler, her heirs, Executors, Admin", and assigns, 
to y e Sole and only Proper benefit and Behooffe of y e Said M rs . 
Margrett Schuyler her heirs and Assigns for ever, and in her quiet 
and Peaceable Possession, and Seizin against all Persones to war- 
rant & for ever by these Presents Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e 
Said John frese, hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seale, in Albany, 
this Eleventh day of June in y e Second year of our Souveraign 
Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God, of England, Scotland 
f ranee & Irland king Defender of y e faith, annoq. Dom: 1686 
The former transports of Cap f . John Cloet, bear date y e 27 of 
march 1680 & afterwards an addition of 30 foot dated y e 14 
Novemb: 1681, & y e transport of John Cloett y e heir of Cap 1 . Cloet 
dated y e 21 of feb. i68f, all upon Record for y e behooffe of y e S d . 
Johan freese. 

Was Signd. Johan frese (1:s) 
Sealed & deliverd in 
y e p r sence of 
Johannes Cloet 
R. Livingston CI. 

Acknowleged before me, by Johan freese merch*. in 
Alb: y e 11 th . day of June 1686 
Jan Jansz Bleecker Justice of y e Peace 



1 Riool is the Dutch word for " sewer.' 



303 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Johannes Clute to Mrs Margaret Schuyler for a piece 
of ground behind the house which Johan Frese (de Vries) 
sold to her 

[318] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
come, John Clout heir att Law of Cap*. John Cloet deceased of 
Canastagioene, in y e County of Albany, Yeoman, and Bata His 
wife sendeth Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee y l . 
for and in Consideration of y e quantity of Two and Twenty Bever 
Skins to him y e said John Cloet in hand Paid, at and before y e En- 
sealing and delivery hereof, by M rs . Margrett Schuyler, Wid w . and 
Relict off Cap*. Phill : Schuyler deceased, y e Receit whereof y e Said 
John Cloet doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every Part 
and Parcell thereof, doth hereby fully, acquitt, Exonerate, and Dis- 
charge y e S d . M rs . Margrett Schuyler her Executors, Adminis- 
trators and assigns, hath graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, En- 
foeffed, & Confirmed, and by these Presents doth fully, cleerly and 
absolutely graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe & Confirme unto 
y e S d . M rs . Margrett Schuyler, a Certain Peece of ground, Lyeing 
behinde y e house and Lott which John de Vries Sold to y e Said 
Mrs Margarett Schuyler, Lyeing between y e houses of Johannes 
Wendel & Marte Cregier, being in Bredth Sixteen foot & one inch 
wood measure, & in len[g]th, from y e said of M rs . Schuyler, to y e 
bak Lane, y*. is to y e Eastward thereof ; Together with all y e Profites 
Commodities and advantages whatsoever to y e S d . Peece off Ground 
is Belonging, or in any ways appertaining, and all the Right, Title, 
Property, claime and Demaund of him y e Said John Cloet, off in 
and to y e Same, to Have and to Hold y e Said Peece of ground, w th . 
there and Every of y r . appertenances unto y e Said M rs . Margrett 
Schuyler her heirs and Assigns for Ever & in her quiet and Peace- 
able Possession and Seizin, against all Persones to warrant, & for 
ever by these Presents defend, in Wittnesse whereof y e S d . John 
Cloet, and Bata His wife have hereunto Sett y r . Hands & Sealls, in 
Albany, this Eleventh day of June in y e Second year of His Maj : 
Reign Anno: 1686 

Was Signed 

c . Johanns Clut (1: S) 

Sealed & Dehverd in y e 

Presence of 

J 0J1 an frese 

Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Acknowledged before me by John 

Clut in Albany y e 12 of June 1686 

Jan Jansz Bleeker Justice of y e Peace 



DEEDS 167S-I/O4 309 

Deed from Johannes Provoost, attorney of Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
to Geertruy Bouts, widow of William Bout, for a house and 
lot on Jonker street at Albany 

[319] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Johannes Provoost of y e Citty of Albany vendue master 
Lawfull atturney and Procurator to Jeronimus Ebbingh of y e Citty 
of Amsterdam merchant, as p r . y e Letter of atturney dated in 
Amsterdam y e 28 th . day of January 1686: st: nov: more att Large 
doth appear, sends greeting in our Lord God, Everlasting, know yee 
y*. for a valuable Consideration paid by W m . Bout deceased to M r . 
Jeronimus Ebbink when an Inhabitant of N : York & while he 
lived in this Country, y e Receit whereof is hereby acknowleged, 
and thereof and of every part and Parcell thereof doth fully 
cleerly acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge, Geertruy Bouts the Wid w . 
and Relict of y e S d . W m . Bout, deceased, her Executors, Adminis- 
trators and assigns, doth declare that there is Bargained, Sold, 
aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed by Jeronimus Ebbink to y e S d . 
W m . Bout, and he y e S d . Johannes Provoost, hath Speciall 
Power to Transport y e Same, To witt a Certain House 
& Lott off Ground, Sciluate, Lyeing and Being in y e Citty of 
Albany in y e Yonkheer Street, haveing to y e East M r . John Becker's 
house, and to y e west y e House and Lott of Arnout Cornelise to y e 
South y e Creek or kill to y e North y e Street, Containeing in 
Len[g]th, Six Rod Eight foot and a half, & in Bredth, behinde 
towards y e Creek or kill, Eighteen foot and two Inches, & in Bredth 
towards y e High Street, nineteen foot all Rynlants measure Soo as it 
Lyes within y e fence, with all y e Profites, Commodities, and ad- 
vantages whatsoever to y e S d . House and Lott of ground is belong- 
ing or any ways appertaining, all y e Right Title, Property claime, & 
demaund of him y e S d . Jeronimus Ebbink, off in and to y e Same, To 
Have and to Hold y e Said Peece of ground and house with there 
and every of there appertenances, to y e Sole and only Proper Bene- 
fitt and Behooffe of y e S d . Geertruy Bouts, wid w . and Relict, of y e 
Said W m . Bout, her heirs and Assigns for ever, & in her quiet and 
Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, 
and for ever by these Presents Defend; in wittnesse whereof y e S d . 
Johannes Provoost hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seale in Albany 



310 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

y e 30 th . day of July in y e Second year of his Maj s . Reign, annoq. 
Dom: 1686 

Sic Subscrib r . 

Johannes Provoost (1:S) 
Sealed and Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Jan Jansz Bleeker 
Johannes Wendell 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from Johannes Clute and his wife to Johannes Wendel for 
a house and lot in Albany 

[320] To all Christian People to whom this Present Writeing 
shall Come Johannes Clut & Bata his wife of y e Toune and County 
of Albany, sendeth Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee 
y*. for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Two hundred and fifty 
good Merchandable Bevers, to him y e Said John Cloet in hand paid 
att and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by M r . Johannes 
Wendel of y e Toune and County of Albany merchant, y e Receit 
whereof they doe hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth full cleerly and absolutely, acquitt, 
exonerate and Discharge him y e S d . Johannes Wendel, his Execu- 
tors, administrators & assigns, for Ever, and therewith doe acknowl- 
ege themselfs to be fully paid Contented and Satisfyed, & have 
therefore graunted, Bargained, Sold, alliened, Enfoeffed, and Con- 
firmed, and by these Presents, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, 
graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe & Confirm unto y e Said 
Johannes Wendel, all y*. Certain Messuage, Tenement, or dwelling 
house with y e Ground therunto Belonging, Scituate Lyeing and Be- 
ing within y e Toune of Albany afores d . towards y e Hills, bounding to 
y e East y e waggon way, to y e West y e High Street, to y e South y e 
House and Lott of Jacob ten Eyk, & y e Lott of Evert Wendel Jun r ., 
to y e north, y e House and Lott of M rs . Margarett Schuyler, and 
also a Peece of ground w h . y e Said Cloet doth Reserve for himself, 
goeing doune as far, as where his Stable Stands on, keeping y^ Same 
bredth of M rs . Schuylers house; & is in len[g]th and Breadth So as 
it Lyes in itts fence, y e Lane between S d . house and Jacob ten Eyck 
being common as farr as y e door or Entry into S d . Jacob ten Eyks 
yard, together w th . all and Singular, y e Sellers, Sollers, Chambers, 
Houses, outhouses, buildeings, Yards, Backsides, ways, Passages, 
waters, water Courses, Lights, easements, Profites, Commodities 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 311 

and advantages whatsoever, to y e Said House, and Ground belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaineing, and all y e Estate, Right, Title, 
Property, claim and demand of him y e S d . Johannes Clut off in & to 
y e Same, To Have and to Hold y e S d . Messuage, Tenement, and 
dwelling house ground, and all and Singular other y e Premises, w th . 
there and Every of there appertenances unto y e S d . Johannes 
Wendel, his heirs. Ex rs . ad rs . and assigns, to y e Sole and only 
Proper Benefitt, and Behooffe of y e S d . Johannes Wendel his heirs 
and assigns for ever, & in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and 
Seizin against all Persons to Warrant and for every by these 
Presents defend, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . Johannes Cloet and 
Bata his wife, have hereunto Sett y e Hands and Sealls in Albany 
this Seven and Twentieth day of July in y e first year of y e Reign 
of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second king of Engi : Scotland, 
f ranee and Irland Defender of y e faith annoq. Dom: 1685 NB. all 
y e deeds, Evidences & writeings touching and Confirming y e Prem- 
ises are deliverd to y e Said Joh : Wendel 

Sic Subscr: 



Sealed and Deliverd 


Johannes Clut 


(1:S) 


in y e Presence of 


Bata Clout 


(1:S) 


Pieter Schuyler 






Rob*. Livingston CI. 







Deed from Aeltje Doom, late widow of Gerrit van Slichtenhorst, 
to Jacob Abrahamsen for a piece of ground in Albany on 
which said Abrahamsen built a small house 

[321] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
Come, Aeltje Late wid w . and Relict of Ger 1 . van Slichtenhorst de- 
ceased, now wife to Aert Martense Doom of y e County of Ulster 
Yeoman, sends Greeting in our Lord God, Everlasting, know yee 
y f . for and in Consideration of y e quantity of fifteen Bevers to her 
y e S d . Aeltje in hand paid att and before y e Ensealeing and delivery 
hereof by M r . Jacob Abrahamse of y e Citty of Albany Cooper, y e 
Receit whereof y e S d . Aeltje doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, 
and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby, fully, acquitt, 
Exonerate and Discharge y e S d . Jacob Abrahamse Cooper, his 
Executors, Administrators and assigns, hath graunted, Bargained, 
Sold, Aliened; Enfoeffed, and Confirmed, and by these doth fully 
cleerly and absolutely Graunt, Bargain Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and 
Confirm, unto y e S d . Jacob Abrahamse Cooper, a Certain Peece of 



31- EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ground, Lyeing and being within y c Citty of Albany, being bounded 
to y e East by y c S d . Jacob Abrahamse, to y e west y e Lott in y e 
Tenure and occupation of Gysbert Marcellis, and Johannes Roos, to 
y c north by Rob 1 . Sanders, to y e South y e Street, Conteining in 
Bredth towards the Street fifteen foot wood measure, beginning a 
foot off from y e Said Jacob Abrahamse house & behinde on y c north 
Side Seventien or Eighteen foot, & in Len[g]th y e whole Bredth of 
y e Lott, heretofore Belonging to Ger c . Slichtenhorst, & now in y e 
occupation of Gysbert Alarcelis, and Johannes Roos afores d . as 
appears by y e Coopbrieff 1 made between y e S d . Gerritt Slichten- 
horst and Jacob Abrahamse dated y e 22 th of July 1673 on which 
Peece of ground y e S d . Jacob Abrahamse hath built a Little house, 
w th . all y e Profites, Commodities, & advantages whatsoever to y e S d . 
Peece of ground is Belonging, or in any ways appertaineing, and 
all y e Right, Title, Property, claim and Demand of her y e S d . Aeltje 
Doom, off in & to y e Same, To Have and to Hold y e S d . Peece of 
Ground, w th . there and Every appertenances, to y e Sole & only 
Proper Benefitt and Behooff of y e S d . Jacob Abrahamse Cooper his 
heirs and assigns for ever, & in his quiet and Peaceable Possession 
& Seizin against all Persones to warrant, & for ever by these 
Presents Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . Aeltje Doom hath 
hereunto Sett her hand and Seale in Albany y e 30 th . of July 1686 
& in y e 2 d . year of his Maj s . Reign 

Sic Subscr : 

Aeltje Doorens 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Dirk Wessells 
Rob 1 . Livingston CI. 

Deed from Jan Hendricksen Vrooman and his wife to Omy la 
Grange for land on the Normans kill 

[322] To all Christian People to whom this Present [writeing] 
shall come, Jan Hendrikse Vrooman, & Gessie his wife of y e County 
of Albany sendeth Greeting in our Lord God, Everlasting, know yee 
that for and in Consideration of y e Somme of one hundred good, and 
merchandable Bever Skinns, to him y e Said Jan Hendrikse Vrooman 
in hand paid, att and Before y e Ensealeing and delivery hereof by 
Omy La Grangie of y e County of Albany husbandman, y e Receit 



1 Dutch term for a contract of sale. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 313 

whereof he doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every Part 
and Parcell thereof, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, acquitt 
Exonerate and Discharge him y e Said Omy La Grangie his Execu- 
tors, administrators, and Assigns, for ever, and therewith doth 
acknowlege himself, to be fully paid Contented and Satisfyed, and 
have therefore Graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, and 
Confirmed and by these Presents doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, 
graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe & Confirm unto y e Said Omy 
La Grangie, a Certain Parcell of Land Lyeing upon y e Noormans 
kill, where y e S d . Omy now Dwells the clear land consisting in three 
Small flatts & Plains, y e one being where y e S d . omy'es house Stands 
on called y e Land by y e Cley Cuyl, y c oy r . Lyeing over y e Creek 
opposite to Symon Volkertse's door & y e third below y e first Plain, 
calld, y e Mayes Land, together w th . all y e Right, Title, and Property, 
y'. y e S d . Jan Hendrikse Vrooman hath there, being y e half of all 
y e Land, Lyeing upon y e Normans kill Comprehended in y e Patent 
of Jan Hendrikse van Bael, Except four morgen Bowland, y l . y e S d . 
van Bael did Reserve for himself, w h . said half of S d . Land was 
Transported to y e S d . John Hendrikse Vrooman by Jan Casperse y e 
31 th . day of January Last, all w h . with all y e Right & Title of y e 
Said Jan Hendrikse Vrooman and Geesie his wife, is Transported to 
Omy La Grangie, his heirs and Assigns, w th . all y e Profites Commod- 
ities and appertenances whatsoever to y e S d . Tract of Land is Be- 
longing, together w th . all and Singular, deeds, Evidences, and write- 
ings, touching and Confirming y e Premises, only or any Part 
thereof, to Have and to Hold y e S d . farme or Bowery and y e Land 
thereunto belonging w th . there and every of y r . appertenances unto 
y e S d . omy La Grangie, his heirs and assigns for ever, & in his quiet 
and Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to war- 
rant, & for ever by these Presents Defend, in Wittnesse whereof 
y e S d . Jan Hendrikse Vrooman & Geesie his wife hereunto Putt 
there hands and Sealls, in Albany y e 8 th . of Sep r . in y e Second year 
' of his Maj : Reign An . 1686 

Sic Subscr: Jan Hendrickse Vrooman (1:S) 

Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Johannes Wendel 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 



314 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Johannes Rooseboom to John Vinnagen for a house 
and lot in Albany 
[323] To all Christian People to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
come Johannes Rooseboom of y e Citty of Albany Trader sendeth 
Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, Know yee y*. for and in 
Consideration of y e Somme of fifty good and Merchandable Bever 
Skins to him y e Said Johannes Rooseboom paid before y e Sealeing 
and Delivery hereof, by John Vinnagen, of y e Said Citty Taylor, y e 
Receit whereof he doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of 
every Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, 
acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge y e S d . John Vinnagen his heirs, 
Executors and Adm rs . for ever, and therewith doth acknowlege 
himself, to be fully, paid, Contented, & Satisfyed, & hath therefore 
graunted Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed, and 
by these Presents, dot[h] graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe and 
Confirm to y e Said John Vinnagen, a Certain house and Lott of 
ground, Scituate Lyeing, and being, here in y c Citty of Albany, 
haveing to y e north and East, y e house and Lott of Evert Wendel 
Jun r . and to y e South y e house of Arent Schuyler to y e west y e High 
Street, Containing in Bredth towards y e Street ten foot and five 
inches, and behinde Eight foot and five inches, & in Len[g]th three 
Rod Eight and three Inches, all Rynland measures, w th . all y e 
Profites Commodities and advantages whatsoever to y e Said house 
and Lott of ground belonging, or any ways appertaining, Together 
w th . all y e Right, Title, Property, claim and Demand of him y e 
S d . Johannes Rooseboom off in & to y e Same, to Have and to Hold, 
y e Said house and Lott of ground and Premises, with there and 
every of there appertenances unto y e S d . Jan Vinnagen ; his heirs 
and Assigns, to y e Sole & only Proper use and Behooffe of y e S d . 
Jan Vinnagen, his heirs and assigns for ever, and in his quiett and 
Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, 
& for ever by these Presents Defend, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . 
Johannes Rooseboom hath hereunto Putt his hand & Seale in Albany 
this Eleventh day off Septemb. in y e 2 d . year of his Maj : Reign 
Annoq. Dorh: 1686 



Sic Subscr: 

Johannes Rooseboom (1:S) 



Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence off 
J s de Peyster 
Abraham Cuyler 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 315 

Mortgage of a house, orchard and garden at Schenectady from 
Ludovicus Cobes to Johannes Wendel, with satisfaction of 
the mortgage 

[324] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Ludovicus Cobes of y e village of Shinnechtady Gent : 
sendeth Greeting, Know yee that y e Said Ludovicus Cobes for and 
in Consideration of y e Somme of five hundred and fourscore gild r . 
in Bev rs . to him in hand paid att and before y e Sealeing and delivery 
hereof, by Johannes Wendel Esq r . Alderman of this Citty, y e 
Receit whereof, y e Ludovicus Cobes doth hereby acknowlege, and 
thereof and off every part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby fully, 
acquitt Exonerate and Discharge, y e S d . Johannes Wendel, his 
Executors, administrators and assigns, hath therefore Graunted, 
Bargained, Sold, Mortgaged, assigned and Sett over, and by these 
Presents, doth fully, cleerly and absolutely, Graunt, Bargain, Sell, 
Mortgage-assigne and Sett over, unto y e S d . Johannes Wendell, all 
y l . Certain Messuage, Tenement, or Dwelling House, w th . y e 
Orchard and Gardin thereunto Belonging, wherein he now dwells, 
being Scituate Lyeing and Being within y e village of Shinnechtady, 
being a corner House, opposite to Ryer Shermerhoorn's haveing to 
y e west Symon Groot, to y e north y e House and Lott formerly in y e 
occupation of Mary y e Wid w . of John Peeke deceased, to y e South 
& y e East, y e High Street Soo as it Lyes inclosed in itts fence, w th . 
all y e Profites, Commodities, and advantages, whatsoever to y e S g . 
House and Ground Belonging, or in any wise appertaining, & all y e 
Estate, Right, Title, Property, claim and Demannd, of him y e Said 
Ludovicus Cobes, off in & to y e Same, To Have & to Hold, y e Said 
Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house and ground, and all and 
Singular, y e Premises w th . there and Every of there Appertenances, 
unto y e Said Johannes Wendel his heirs and assigns, to y e Sole & 
only Proper use Benefite and Behooffe of y e S d . Johannes Wendel 
his heirs and assigns for ever, Provided always, & it is hereby 
declared, to be the true Intent and meaneing, of these Presents y 1 . in 
Case y e S d . Ludovicus Cobes, his Executors, ad rs . or assigns, or 
either of them shall and doe well and truly Pay or cause to be paid 
unto y e above named Johannes Wendel, his heirs, Executors, ad- 
ministrators and assigns, or one of y m . y e Somme of five hundred & 
fourscore gild rs . in Bevers, att Albany in y e Dwelling House of y e 
S d . Johannes Wendel on or before y e first day of April in y e Year 
of our Lord 1687, and y f . without fraud, Covin, or further delay, 
then this Present Bargain and Sale, and every clause and article 



316 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

therein Contained, is to be utterly void, null and of none Effect, 
else to be and Remain in full force and vertue, in wittnesse whereof 
y e S d . Ludovicus Cobes, hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seale in 
Albany this 24th day of Novemb : in y e Second year of his Maj : 
Reign: Annoq. dom: 1686 

Sic Subscribe 

Ludovicus Cokes (L:S) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Hcnd: Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
Rich*. Pretty 
Rob 1 . Livingston CI. 

This first day of April 1687 Ryer Jacobse did bring y e above s d . 
original morgage into y e office w th . Johannes Wendells Receit on 
y e back side of y e Same, w h . was in y e words : Ick ondergesz 
Bekenne tennemael voldaen & Betaelt te wesen van dese binnen 
geshreeven hypoteek van Reyer Jacobse Shermerhoorn, actum in 
albany den 1 ap 1 . A . 1687 

by my 

Johannes Wendel 
Quod attestor 

Ro : Livingston Sec. 

Deed from Pieter Bogardus and his wife to Catharine Glenn, 
widow of Jacob Sanders Glenn, for a house and lot in Albany 
[325] To all Christian People to whom this Present Writeing 
shall come Pieter Bogardus of y e Citty of Albany Glasier declared 
heir at law of Jurian Jansz Groenwout late of Albany deceased, and 
Wyntie his wife sends Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting ; know 
yee y*. for and in Consideration of y e quantity of fourscore & 
Seven good Merchandable Bever Skins to him y e S d . Pieter Bo- 
gardus in hand Paid, att and Before y e Ensealeing and delivery 
hereof by Cathrine Glenn Wid w . and Relict of Jacob Sanders Glenn, 
late of Albany Trader, y e Receit whereof y e S d . Pieter Bogardus 
doth hereby acknowlege, and off Every part and Parcell thereof, 
doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, acquit Exonerate & discharge y e 
Said Catharina Glenn, her Execut rs . administrators and assigns hath, 
graunted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed and 
by these Presents, doth Graunt, Bargain Sell, alien, Enfoffe and 
Confirme unto y e S d . Cathrina Glenn, a Certain house and lott of 
ground, Lyeing and Being within y e Citty of Albany, towards y e 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 704 317 

hills, being bounded to the north and East by Jan Jansz Bleeker, to 
y e South by omy La Grangie, by y e west y e High Street, y l . goes 
along y e Citty wall fronting towards y e fort, y e house haveing on 
both Sides a free Dropp, Containeing in len[g]th y e House and 
Lott together Eight & thirty foot and nine Inches wood measure on 
both sides, and in Breadth behinde as itt is att y e Street, w th . all y e 
Profites, Commodities & advantages whatsoever to y e S d . House and 
Lott of ground belonging or in any ways appertaining ; together 
w th . all y e Right title Property, claim and Demand of him y e S d . 
Pieter Bogardus and Wyntie his wife, heirs to y e S d . Jurian 
Groenwont deceased off in and to y e Same, To have and to hold y e 
S d . House and Lott of ground and Premises w th y r . and Every of 
y r . appertenances unto y e S d . Cathrine Glenn, her heirs and assigns 
for Ever, and in her quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seizin 
against all Persones to warrant and for Ever by these Presents 
Defend; in wittnesse whereof y e S d . P r . Bogardus and Wyntie his 
wife have hereunto Putt y r . Hands and Seals in Albany this first 
day of Septemb in y e Second year of his Maj : Reign Anno Dom: 
1686 

Was Signed 
Sealed & Deliverd Pieter Bogardus (1:S) 

in y e p r sence of Wevntie Bogardus (1:S) 

Johannes Wendel alderman 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Deed from the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of Albany to 
Gerrit Swart for a garden on the Plain 

[326] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
Come, y e Mayor Aldermen & Commonality of y e Citty of Albany 
Sendeth Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting know yee y t . for 
& in Consideration of diverse Services done by Gerritt Swart an 
ancient Inhabitant of this Citty which by y e Mayor Aldermen, & 
Commonality is acknowleged for full Payment and Satisfaction, 
& have therefore graunted, Bargained, aliened, Released, Enfoeffed 
& Confirmed, & by these Presents doe fully, cleerly and absolutely, 
Graunt, Bargain, alien, Release, Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e 
Said Ger*. Swart a Certain Lott off ground for a gardin Lyeing in 
y e Plain, behinde Marcelis johnse fence, haveing y e High way to y c 
South, & y e Gardin off John Gow w h . is now in y e Tenure and 
occupation off" Joseph Yetts on y e north Side, and y e Plain to y e 
westward Containeing to y e East along Marcelis Johnse his fence 



318 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

four Rodd nine foot and a half, to y e east & west, four Rodd, all 
which with all y e Right and Title of y e Said Mayor, Aldermen & 
Commonality to y c S d . Lott of ground is Transported to y e S d . Ger 1 . 
Swart his heirs and assigns, w th . all y e Profites, Commodities and 
appertenances whatsoever unto y e Said Lott of ground or Gardin 
Belonging ; To Have and to Hold y e Said Lott of ground to y e 
Said Ger 1 . Swart his heirs and assigns for Ever, & in his quiet & 
Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, 
& for ever by these Presents to Defend, in wittnesse whereoff y e 
Mayor of y e Said Citty hath hereunto Sett his hand & Seale in 
Albany on y e 16 th . day of Novemb in y e Second year of y e Reign 
of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God of 
England Scotland france & Irland king Defender of y e faith A° 
1686 

Was Signd 

Pieter Schuyler Mayor 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
RobK Livingston CI. 

Recorded in Albany this 
14 th . day of Decemb. 1686 
Rob t . Livingston CI. 

Acknowledgment by Livinus van Schaick, attorney for the widow 
of Cornells Steenwyck, of the satisfaction by Reynier Schaets 
of a mortgage given by Jan Verbeeck to Barent van Marie and 
held by said Steenwyck, and consequent cancelation of said 
mortgage 

[327] On this 7th day of February 168 2 came and appeared 
before the secretary of this city of Albany, Mr Livinus van Shaick, 
alderman of this city, attorney for Madam Margar ta . Steenwyck, 
executrix of the estate of her husband Cornells Steenwyck, de- 
ceased, who exhibited a certain instrument signed by Jan Verbeek, 
dated the 4th of July 1684, whereby he orders Reynier Schaets, 
who bought his house and lot, to pay to said Steenwyck the sum of 
sixteen beavers for the purpose of satisfying and fully discharging 
a certain mortgage executed by said Verbeek to the behoof of one 
Barent van Marie and remaining in said Steenwyck's hands, he be- 
ing holden on the payment of said sixteen beavers to deliver up 
said mortgage with a proper satisfaction and whereas said mort- 
gage is for the present mislaid and nowhere to be found as said 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 319 

executrix declares, therefore said Livinus van Schayk is authorized 
in the name of and for said executrix to appear here before the sec- 
retary and to have said mortgage canceled on the record and where- 
as said Van Shaik hereby acknowledges the receipt of the afore- 
said sixteen beavers, therefore, by virtue of what is hereinbefore 
written, he hereby annuls, cancels and makes void the said mort- 
gage with all the clauses that may be comprehended therein, releas- 
ing said Reynier Shaets, his heirs, executors, administrators and as- 
signs who bought said house and lot so mortgaged as above from 
all claims and demands which might in any way arise by virtue of 
said mortgage to the behoof of said Barent van Marie executed as 
hereinbefore stated. In witness whereof said Livinus van Shaik 
has hereto set his hand and seal in Albany on the day above writ- 
ten. 

L. V. Schayk 
In my presence, 

Rob t . Livingston, CI. 

Deed from Jannetje Powell to Jan Martensen for a vly or marsh 
at Kinderhook on the north side of Jan Martensen's farm 
[328] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Jannetje Powell wid w . and Relict of Thomas Powel 
deceased of y e Citty of Albany Sendeth Greeting in our Lord, God 
Everlasting, know yee y 4 . for and in Consideration of y e Somme of 
five Bevers to her y e Said Jannetje in hand Paid att and Before y e 
Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by Jan Martense of Kinderhook 
in y e County of Albany Yeoman, y e Receit whereof shee doth hereby 
acknowlege, and thereof, and of every Part and Parcell thereof, 
doth fully cleerly and absolutely, acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge 
him y e Said Jan Martense his Executors Administrators and As- 
signs for ever, and therewith doth acknowlege, to be fully paid, 
Contented and Satisfyed, and hath therefore, Graunted, Bargained, 
Sold, Aliened, Enfoeffed, Released, and Confirmed, and by these 
Presents doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely ; graunt, Bargain, Sell, 
alien, Enfoeffe, Release and Confirm unto y e Said Jan Martense his 
heirs and Assigns, all y*. Vly or mash J Scituate Lyeing and Being 
att Kinderhook on y e north Side of y e S d . Jan Martense's Bowery 
or farm, Conteining by Estimation about Seventy or Eighty acres 
be itt more or Lesse, all which w th . all y e Right and Title of y e S d . 



1 Dialectical expression for " marsh." 



320 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Jannetje Powell is Transported to y* Said Jan Martense his heirs 
and Assigns, w ,h . all the Profites, Commodities and Appertenances 
whatsoever to y e S d . Vley or mash belonging or any ways apper- 
taineing, To Have and to Hold the Said Vley or Mash unto y e 
Said Jan Martense his heirs and assigns unto the Proper use and 
Behooffe of y e Said Jan Martense his heirs and Assigns for Ever, 
and in his quiet & Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all 
Persones to warrant, and for Ever by these Presents Defend, In 
Wittnesse whereof y e Said Jannetje Powel, hath hereunto Sett her 
hand and Seall in Albany this five and Twentieth day of octob : in 
y c Second year of y e Reign of our Souveraign Lord, James y e 
Second by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, france & Irland 
king, Defender of the faith Annoq. Dom : 1686 

Was Signed w th . y e mark of Jannetje 
Powell w th . a X 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e Presence of 
Hcnd:Cuylcr Justice of y e Peace 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Recorded in Albany y e 10 th day off feb. 168 

Deed from Johannes Clute and his wife to Jacob ten Eyck for a 
lot of ground in Albany on which said ten Eyck has built a 
house together with a small lot of ground on the back street 

[329] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Johann Cloet heir to Cap 1 . Johannes Cloet late of 
Canastagione in y e County of Albany Yeoman and Bata his wife, 
send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee y*. for and in 
Consideration of y e Somme of forty Bevers, to him in hand paid att 
and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by Jacob ten Eyck of 
y e Citty of Albany Shoemaker the Receit whereof they doe hereby 
acknowlege, and thereof and of every Part and Parcell thereof doe 
fully, cleerly and absolutely, acquit Exonerate and Discharge him 
y e Said Jacob ten Eyck his Executors Administrators and assigns 
for ever, and therewith doe acknowlege themselfs to be fully Paid 
Contented and Satisfyed, and have therefore Graunted, Bargained, 
Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, Transported, and Confirmed, and by these 
p r sents doth fully, cleerly and absolutely Graunt, Bargain Sell 
alien, Enfoeffe, Transport and Confirm, unto y e S d . Jacob ten Eyck 
a Certain Lott of ground, whereon y e S d . Jacob ten Eyck hath built 
his house, Scituate, lyeing and Being in Albany in y e Pearle Street, 
being bounded to y e north and East by y e house and Lott of Johan- 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 321 

nes Wendel, to y e South by y e house of Evert Wendel Jun r . to y e 
west y e high Street, Conteining in bredth, as well towards y e Street 
as behinde one and Twenty foot, and in len[g]th on y e north and 
South Sides one hundred and Sixteen foot wood measure, So as it 
lyes inclosed in itts fence, as also the half or moyety of a Common 
Lane or gangh, between y e S d . house of Jacob ten Eyck, and the 
house of Johannes Wendel, which is Equally Common, for both y e 
S d . houses, Together w th . a Small Lott of Ground in y e Back 
Street, y 1 . leads from frans Jansz Pruyns to y e Tounes Stodkadoes, 
of five and Twenty foot in front, and fifteen foot in len[g]th, have- 
ing to y e north y e Lott of Johannes Wendel afores d . and to y e South, 
and west Evert Wendel Jun r . Together w th . all y e Profites, Com- 
modities and advantages, whatsoever to y e S d . house and ground 
Belonging, or in any wise apperteining, and all y e Estate, Right 
Title, Property, Claim and Demand, of him y e S d . Johannes Clut of 
in and to y e Same ; To Have and to Hold y e S d . Messuage, Tene- 
ment dwelling house, and Lotts of Ground, and all and Singular 
other y e Premises, w th . y r . and Every of y r . appertenances unto y e 
S d . Jacob ten Eyck his heirs and assigns, to y e Sole and only 
Proper Benefite & behooffe of y e S d . Jacob ten Eyck his heirs and 
assigns for ever, and y e S d . John Clut doth by these p r sents, Cove- 
nant Promise, and Engage, y e S d . Lott or Toft of ground and 
messuage or Tenement and Premises w th . there and Every of y r . 
appertenances, and Every Part and Parcell y r .of, unto y e S d . Jacob 
ten Eyck, his heirs, Ex rs . A drs . and assigns in his and there quiet 
and Peaceable Possession for ever by or from any other graunt or 
Conveyance whatsoever made or to be made by y e S d . John Clut, 
In wittnesse whereof, y e S d . Johannes Clut and Bata his wife hath 
hereunto Sett y r . hands and Sealls in Albany the nineteenth day of 
february in y e 3 d . year of his Maj : Reign Annoq. Dom : 1686 . 
Was Signed 

Johannes Clut (1:S) 

Bata Clut (1:S) 

Sealed & deliverd 
in y e p r sence of 

Hend: Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
Johannes Wendel Justice of y e Peace 

Rob t . Livingston CI. 

on y e BackSide of S d . Conveyance was as follows 
It is agreed upon between Jacob ten Eyck and John Clut within 
mentiond y t . y e Lott behinde in y e Lane of five and Twenty foot 



322 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

front and fifteen foot in len[g]th shall belong to Cap 1 . Johannes 
Wendel, and in Hew thereof y e S d . Jacob ten Eyck, hath y e half or 
moeyty of y e land between him and Johannes Wendel as farr as it 
is now in its fence Actum in Albany v e 18 th . day of march 168? 

Was signd Jacob ten Eyck Joh Cloute 
Recorded in Alb. y c 18 th . of march i68| 

Deed from Jan Becker and Pieter van Woggelum, attorneys of 
Cornells Michielsen, to Andries Hansen for the great flat 
called Loonenburgh 

[33°] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come John Becker and Pieter van Wuggelum attorneys and 
Procurators of Cornells Michielse of y e Citty of N : York yeoman, 
send greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee, y*. for and 
in Consideration of y e Somme of Six hundred & five and Twenty 
shepells, of good winter wheat to them y e S d . attorneys in hand 
paid; att and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof, by 
Andries Hanse of y e Mannor of Renselaerswyk Yeoman, the Re- 
ceit whereof they doe hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of 
Every Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, 
acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge him y e S d . Andries Hanse, his 
Executors administrators and assigns for ever, and therewith doe 
acknowlege that y e S d . Cornells Michielse is fully Paid Contented 
and Satisfyed, and hath therefore Graunted, Bargained, Sold 
aliened, Enfoeffed and Confirmed, and by these p r sents by virtue of 
y e S d . Cornells Machielse, Procuration, doe fully, cleerly and abso- 
lutely, graunt Bargain sell, alien, Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e S d . 
And 5 . Hanse, all his Right & Title, of y e great flatt or Plain called 
Loonenburgh j 1 as also all his Propriety Eastward to y e Murtherers 
Creek, and Southward and Northward y e wood Land and oy r . 
Land, to witt y e Sixth Part of all y e Land, according to y e Coop- 
brieff made, between y e S d . Cornells Machielse, and y e S d . Andries 
Hanse by y e Notary Publike Adriaen van Ilpendam, dated the 16 th . 
day of octob. 1684 2 all w h . is Transported, to y e S d . Andries Hanse 
his heirs and Assigns. w th . all y e Profites, Commodities, and Ap- 
pertenances whatsoever to y e S d . Tract or Parcell of Land Belong- 
ing, or in any wise appertaining, To Have and to Hold y e S d . Tract 
and Parcell of Land w th . there and Every of there appertenances 
unto y e S d . Andries Hanse his heirs & assigns, to y e only use and 



1 A tract between the Catskill creek and the Murderers kill, covering part 
of the present town of Athens, N. Y. . 

2 This contract of sale is in Xotarial Papers, 2:500. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 323 

Proper behooffe of him y e S d . Andreis Hanse his heirs and assigns 
for ever, and in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seizin 
against all Persones to warrant, and for ever by there p r sents De- 
fend, In wittnesse whereof y e S d . John Becker & Pieter van Wug- 
gelum Procurators for y e S d . Cornells Michielse under his hand & 
Seale, have hereunto Sett there hands and Seales in Albany this 
three and Twentieth day of octob. in y e 2 d year of y e Reign of our 
Souveraign Lord James y e Second, by y e Grace of God king of 
England Scotland france & Irland Defender of y e faith annoq. 
Dom: 1686 

Was Signed 

Jan Becker (1:S) 

Pieter wuglem (LS) 

Signed & Sealed & deliverd 
in y e p r sence of 

Albert Ryckman Justice of Peace 
Rob*. Livingston CI. 

Recorded y e 26 M rt 1687 

Deed from Johannes Clute and his wife to Frans Jansen Pruyn 
for a lot on Brewers street, on which said Pruyn built a new 
house 

[33 1 ] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come Johannes Clout of Canastagioene in y e County of Albany 
yeoman, and Bata his wife Send greeting in our Lord God Ever- 
lasting; know yee y*. for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Two 
and Twenty Bevers to him in hand Paid, att & before y e Ensealeing 
and Delivery hereof, by frans Jansz Pruyn, of y e Citty of Albany 
Taylor, y e Receit whereof they doe hereby acknowlege and thereof, 
and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doe fully, cleerly, and abso- 
lutely, acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge, him y e S d . frans Jansz 
Pruyn, his Executors, Administrators and assigns for ever, and 
therew th . doe acknowlege, themselfs, to be fully paid Contented and 
Satisfyed, & have therefore, graunted, Bargained, Sold, Aliened 
Enfoeffed, Transported & Confirmed, & by these p r sents, doth fully 
cleerly & absolutely, Graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe. Trans- 
port, and Confirm, unto y e Said frans Janss Pruyn ; a Certain Lott 
of ground, whereon y e said frans Jansz Pruyn, hath built a new 
house, Scituate lyeing and Being, here in Albany in y e Brewers 
Street, 1 between, y e house and Lott of Jacob Lokerman, and y e Lott 



1 Broadway from State street north. 



324 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of Getirt Hendriks, haveing to y e East, y e high Street, & y e west y e 
Back Street, w h . goes from frans Jansz Pruyn to y e Tounes Stock- 
adoes, Containeing in Bredth towards the Street Thirty foott & a 
half Rynlans measure, and behinde Two and Twenty foot nine 
Inches, is in len[g]th on y e South Side Six Rod Seven foot & a 
half & on y c north Side y c Same len[g]th; Together w th . all y c 
Profites Commodities and advantages whatsoever; to y e S d . Lott of 
ground belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and all y e Estate, 
Right Title, Property, claim and Demand of him y e S ci . Johannes 
(-'hit off, in and to y e Same, and all Deeds, Evidences, and writeings 
touching & Confirming y e Premises, only, To Have and to Hold y e 
S d . lott or Toft of ground, and all and Singular, oy r . y e Premises 
w th . there and Every of y r . appertenances, unto y e S d . frans Jansz 
Pruyn his heirs and Assigns for ever; and y e S d . J oh : Gut doth 
by these Presents Covenant, Promise and Engage y e S d . Lott or 
toft of ground & Premises, w th . there and Every of there apper- 
tenances and Every Part and Parcell thereof unto y e S d . frans 
Jansz Pruyn, his heirs Executors, Ad rs . or assigns, in his and there 
quiet and Peaceable Possession for ever, by or from any oy r . 
graunt or Conveyance, whatsoever made or to be made by y e S d . 
Johannes Gut, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . Johannes Gut & Bata 
his wife have hereunto Sett y r . hands & Sealls in Albany, this 
nineteenth day of f eb : in y e third year of his Maj : Reign annoq. 
dom i68f 

Was Signd Johannes Clut (l'-S) 

Bata Clut (1-S) 

Sealed & deliverd in y e 
p r sence of 

Hend: Cnylcr Justice of y e Peace 
Johannes Wendel Justice of y e peace 

Recorded in Alb. y e 26 th Mar 1 . 1687 

Mortgage of a house and lot at Albany from Leendert Philipsen 
to Johannes Cuyler, attorney of Isaac and Volkwyn Kip and 
Tousain Donus, merchants at Amsterdam 

[332] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
come Leendert Phillipse of y e Citty of Albany Taylor, Sendeth 
Greeting ; know yee y l . the S d . Leendert Phillipse for and in Con- 
sideration of y e Somme of Twelve hundred three & Twenty gilders. 
& Eight Stuyvers, in Bevers to him Deliverd, in Diverse goods and 
Merchandize by Jan Bastiaense van Gudsenhoove Deceased, in his 
lifetime factor for d'Heer Momma merchant at Amsterdam, y e 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 325 

Receit whereof y e S d . Leendert Phillipse doth hereby acknowlege, 
and thereof and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby, 
fully, acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge, hath therefore graunted, 
Bargained, Sold, Mortgaged, assigned & Sett over, and by these 
Presents, doth fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt Bargain, Sell, 
Mortgage assigne and Sett over, unto Johannes Cuyler, Law full 
atturney to Isak & Volkuyn Kip, Brethren & Tousain Donus, 
Merch ts . @ Amsterdam, heirs to y e S d . Heer Momma, all y*. Cer- 
tain Messuage, Tenement or Dwelling house, with y e Lott there- 
unto Belonging wherein he now Dwells ; being Scituate Lyeing and 
Being, within the Citty of Albany on y e Brewers Street, between y e 
house of Albert Ryekman Alderman, & Eghbert Teunise ; Soe as it 
lyes inclosed in itts fence ; w th . all y e Profittes, Commodities and ad- 
vantages, whatsoever, to y e S d . house and ground Belonging or in 
any wise appertaineing, and all y e Estate, Right, Title. Property, 
Claim and Demaund of him y e S d . Leendert Phillipse of in and to 
y e Same ; To Have and to Hold y e S d . Messuage Tenement or 
Dwelling house, and ground, & all and Singular y e Premises, with 
there and Every of there appertenances, unto y e S d . Johannes 
Cuyler or order, atturney to Isak & Vokuyn Kip and Tousain 
Donus, merchants at Amsterd" 1 . heirs to y e Heer Momma Deceased, 
there Executors, Ad ls . and Assigns, for ever, Provided always & itt 
is hereby Declared, to be y e true Intent and meaning of these Pres- 
ents y t . in Case y e S d . Leendert Phillipse, his Executors Ad rs . or 
assigns or Either of y r ., shall & will truly Pay or cause to be paid, 
unto y e above named Johannes Cuyler or order atturney to Isaak & 
Volkuyn Kip, and Tousain Donus, Merch ts . att Amsterdam heirs to 
y e Heer Momma, there heirs Executors Ad rs . or Assigns or one of 
them y e S d . Somme of Twelve hundred Three & Twenty gilders 
Eight Stuyvers in Bevers, at Albany & y*. without fraud Covin or 
further Delay ; Then this Present bargain & Sale ; and Every clause 
and Article therein Conteined, is to be utterly void, null and of none 
Effect, Else to be and Remain, in full force and vertue ; in witt- 
nesse whereof y e S d . Leendert Phillipse hath hereunto Sett his hand 
& Seale in Albany y e 15 day of July 1687 in y e 3 d . year of his Maj : 
Reign 1687 

y e words or order was Put in before Signing 
& Sealing 

Leendert Phillips (1:s.) 

Sealed & Deliverd in y e 

p r sence of 

D. Wessells Justice of Peace 

R: Livingston CI. 



326 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Evert Wendel, junior, and his wife to Gerrit Harten- 
bergh for a house and lot in Albany 

[333] Jo all Christian People to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
come Evert Wendel Jun r . of y e Citty of Albany Trader, and Elisa- 
beth his wife Send, Greeting, know yee y l . for & in Consideration of 
y e Somme of Seventy Two Pounds Currant money of this Province 
to him in hand paid, att and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery 
hereof by Ger 1 . Hartenbergh of y e Citty of N : York merchant, y e 
Receit [w] here [of] he doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and 
of Every Part & Parcell thereof, doth freely & cleerly, Exonerate & 
Discharge y e S d . Gerrit Hartenbergh, his heirs Executors, ad rs . & 
assigns and Every of them for Ever by these Presents, he y e S d . 
Evert Wendel hath graunted Bargained Sold, Released, Enfoeffed, 
Transported & Confirmed, and by these p r sents (by vertue of a 
Transport made unto him by P r . Schuyler Esq r . Present mayor of 
this Citty dated the nineteenth day of february i68|) doth graunt 
Bargain Sell, Release Enfoeffe, Transport & Confirm unto y e S d . 
M r . Ger 1 . Hartenbergh, all y l . house and Lott or Toft of ground 
Scituate Lyeing and being here in Albany being in bredth in y e 
front and behinde from South to North Twenty wood feett and one 
Inch, & in len[g]th on y e one Side as well as y e oy r . from East to , 
west Sixty Seven wood feet, bounded w th . y e house and Lott of 
Dirk Albertse Bradt to y e North and west, and w th . y e house of 
Harme Bastiaense on y e South ; haveing to y e East y e high Street, 
w th ye half or moyety of a Land y*. lyes Behinde towards y e South- 
west Corner of y e Lott neer y e Hill, w h . lyes in Common for y e S d . 
Lott of Ger*. Hartenbergh & Dirk Albertse Bratt Together w th . all 
and Singular y e Sellers, Sollers, Yards BackSides, lights Easements, 
waters water Courses, Chambers, Rooms Profites Commodities and 
Appertenances whatsoever to y e S d . Lott or Toft of ground Mes- 
suage or Tenement and Premises, or any Part or Parcell y r .of, be- 
longing or in any wise appertaineing, or to or w th . y e Same now or 
att any time heretofore belonging, or used, occupied or Enjoyed as 
Part, Parcell or member thereof, & all Deeds, Evidences and 
Writeing Touching and Concerning y e Premises only. To, Have 
and to Hold y e S d . Lott or Toft of ground & Messuage or Tene- 
ment, & all & Singular oy r . y e Premises, w th . y r . & Every of y 1 '. ap- 
pertenances unto Ger 1 . Hartenbergh his heirs and assigns, to y e 
Sole and only Proper use Benefite and Behooffe of y e S d . Ger 1 . 
Hartenbergh his heirs and assigns for Ever, and y e S d . Evert 
Wendel Jun r ., doth by these p r sents Covenant, Promise & Engage 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 327 

y e S d . Lott or Toft of ground and Messuage or Tenement and 
Premises, w th . there & Every of there appertenances and Every 
Part and Parcel thereof unto y e S d . Ger 1 . Hartenbergh his heirs 
Execut rs . Ad rs . & Assigns, in his & there quiet & Peaceable Posses- 
sion for ever by or from any oy r . Graunt or Conveyance whatso- 
ever, made or to be made by y e S d . Evert Wendel Jun r . In wittnesse 
whereof y e S d . Evert Wendel Jun r . and Elisabeth his wife have 
hereunto Sett there hands & Sealls in Alb : The Twentieth day of 
august Anno Dom: one thousand Six hundred Eyghty Seven & in 
y e 3 d . year of his Maj s : Reign 



was Signd 



Evert Wendel O-'S) 

Elisabeth Wendel ; S) 



Sealed & Deliverd in y e 

Presence of 

Dirk Wessells Justice of 

y e Peace 
Hend: Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
R: Livingston CI. 

Mortgage of a farm in Half Moon from Harmen Lievese to 
Annetje Lievens, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick 

[334] To all Christian People to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
come Harme Lievese of y e County of Albany Yeoman sendeth 
greeting in our Lord God Everlasting, know yee that for and in 
Consideration of y e Somme of three hundred & forty gild rs . and 
ten Stuyvers in Bevers to him in hand paid att and before y e En- 
sealing and Delivery hereof by Annetje Lievens widow and Relict 
of Cap 1 . Goose Gerritse van Shayck deceased, y e Receit whereof y e 
S d . Harme lievese, doth hereby acknowlege, & thereof and off every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby fully ackquit, Exonerate and 
Discharge y e S d . M rs . Annetje lievens her Executors Ad rs . and 
Assigns, hath therefore graunted, Bargained Sold, Mortgaged 
assigned, and Sett over unto y e S d . M rs . Annetje Lievens a Certain 
farm or Bowery Scituate lyeing and Being In y e Half moon where 
he now liveth, being bounded to the east by the River, to y e South 
By P r . Shuyler and Anth . van Shaik & to the North by Jan van 



320 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Ness : with all y e Profites, Commodities and advantages whatsoever 
to y e Said Peece of Land and Premises belonging or in any wise 
appertaining w th . all y e Estate, Title, claim, Property, and Demand 
of him y e S d . Harme Lievese off in and to y e Same, To Have and 
to Hold, y e S d . farm or Bowery and all and Singular y e Premises 
with there & every of there appertenances unto y e S d . M rs . Annetje 
Lievens her heirs and assigns, to y e Sole and only Proper use 
Benerlte and Behoofe of y e S d . M rs . Annetje Lievens her heirs and 
assigns forever, Provided always and it is hereby Declared to be y e 
True Intent and meaning of these p r sents y 1 . in Case y e S d . Harme 
Lievese his heirs Executors Ad rs . or assigns or either of them, shall 
and doe well and truly Pay or cause to be paid unto y e above named 
M rs . Annetje Lievens her heirs Executors Ad rs . or Assigns or one 
of them, y e Somme of three hundred & forty gilders & ten Stuyvers 
in Bevers Either in Corn Bevers Pryse or Courant money of this 
Province on or Before the first day of January next Ensueing y e 
date hereof, at Albany in y e dwelling house of y e S d . M rs . Annetje 
Lievense, and that without fraude Covin or further delay, then this 
p r sent Bargain and Sale and every Clause and article therein Con- 
tained, is to be utterly void & off none Effect, Else to be & Remain 
in full force & vertue, in wittnesse whereof y e S d . Harme Lievese 
hath hereunto Sett his hand and Seale in Albany y e three & 
Twentieth day of february i68f in y e 3 d . year of his Maj es '. Reign 
Was Signed 

Harme Lievese 
Sealed & Deliverd in y e 
p r sence of 

Adriaoi Gcrritse Justice 
Johannes Wendel Justice 

Mortgage of a piece of land to the south of the Half Moon from 
Roelof Gerritsen to Annetje Lievens, widow of Goosen Ger- 
ritsen van Schaick, with satisfaction of said mortgage 

[335] To all Christian People to whom this p r sent writeing shall 
come Roeloff Gerritse of y e County of Albany Yeoman sendeth 
Greeting in our Lord God everlasting, know yee y*. y e Said Roeloff 
Gerritse for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Three & thirty 
Bevers & Sixteen gild 1 " 5 , in zewant to him in hand paid at and before 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 329 

y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by M rs . Annetje Lievens wid w . 
and Relict of Cap*. Goose Gerritse van Shaik deceased; y e Receit 
whereof y e Said Roeloff Gerritse doth hereby acknowlege, and 
thereof and of every Part and Parcell thereof, doth hereby fully, 
acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge y e S d . M rs . Annetje Lievens, her 
Executors Ad rs . and Assigns, hath therefore graunted, Bargained, 
Sold, Mortgaged, Assigned & Sett over, and by these p r sents doth 
fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt Bargain, Sell, Mortgage, assign 
& Sett over unto y e S d . M rs . Annetje Lievens, a Certain Peece of 
Land, Scituate lyeing and being above y e Citty of Albany on y e west 
Side of Hudsons River, to y e Southward of y e Half moon, which 
Said Land is bounded on y e north Side by a Creek or kill y : . comes 
out of y e fly or mash, 1 to y e East by the River, to y e South by 
the fourth Branch or Spruyt that comes off y e Cohoes & to 
y e west y e hill that lyes by the fley streeching to y e Said fourth 
Branch or Spruyt till over against an Island Commonly Called 
Costers Island; Together w th . y e Two Morgan of arrable Land 
lyeing upon y e Haever Island with all y e Profites Commodities and 
advantages whatsoever to y e S d . Peece of Land and Two Morgan of 
arrable Land Belonging or in any wise appertaining; and all y e 
Estate, Right, Title, Claim, Property and Demand, off him y e Said 
Roeloff Gerritse off in & to y e Same, To Have and to Hold, y e 
Said Peece of Land & part of y e Island and all and Singular the 
Premises, with there & Every of there appertenances unto y e S d . 
M rs . Annetje Lievens her heirs and assigns to y e Sole and only 
Proper use Benefite and Behooffe of y e S d . M rs . Annetje Lievens 
her heirs and assigns for ever, Provided always, & itt is hereby de- 
clared to be y e true Intent and meaning of these p r sents y l . in case 
y e Said Roeloff Gerritse his heirs Executors Ad rs . or assigns or 
either of them, shall and doe well and truly Pay or cause to be paid 
unto y e above named M rs . Annetje Lievens her heirs Executors 
Ad rs . and assigns or one of them y e Somme of three & thirty 
Bevers & Sixteen gilders in Zew*. viz 1 . Nine Bevers & Sixteen gild", 
in Zewant on or before p mo . Mey 16S7 & then three Bevers yeerly 
till A°. 1695 at Albany, in y e dwelling house of y e S d . M rs . Annetje 
Lievens, & y*. without fraud, Covin or further Delay, then this 
p r sent, Bargain and Sale and every clause and Article therein Con- 
tained is to be utterly void null and of none Effect Else to be and 
Remain in full force and vertue, in wittnesse whereof y e Said 



1 Dialectical form for " marsh. 



330 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Roeloff Gerritse hath hereunto Sett his hand & Seale in Albany the 
three and twentieth day of february i68| in y e 3 d . year of his 
Maj es . Reign 

Was Signd w th . a X Roeloff Gerritse 
his marke 



Sealed & Deliverd I underwritten doe acknowledge to be 

in y e p r sence of fully paid contented & Satisfyed for y e 

Adriaen Gerritse Justice Contents of y e above mentioned mort- 

Johannes Wendel Justice gage, doe therefore discharge y e S d . 

Roeloff Gerritse his heirs and assigns 

for Ever as wittnesse my hand in 

Albany this 14 th . of July 1701 

Anna van Schayck 



Deed from Jan Martensen and his wife to Gerrit Teunissen for 
one-half of the marsh on the north side of Jan Martensen's 
farm at Kinderhook 

[336] To all Christian People to whom this Present writing shall 
come Jan Martense of Kinderhoek in y e County of Albany : Yeoman 
and Dirkje his wife, Send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting: 
know yee y l . for and in Consideration of y e Somme of Six Pounds 
Courant money of this Province to them in hand Paid, att and 
Before y e Ensealing and Delivery hereof by Gerritt Teunise of 
Catskills in y e County of Albany: Yeoman the Receit whereof they 
doe hereby acknowlege and thereof, and of Every Part and Parcell 
thereof doth fully cleerly, and absolutely, acquit Exonerate and Dis- 
charge him y e said Gerritt Teunisse his Executors Administrators 
and assigns for Ever and therewith doth Acknowlege, to be fully 
Paid Contented and Satisfyed, and hath therefore Graunted, Bar- 
gained, Sold, Aliened, Enffoeffed, Released and Confirmed, and by 
these Presents doth fully, cleerly and Absolutely, Graunt, Bargain, 
Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, Release and Confirm unto y e Said Gerrit 
Teunise his heirs and assigns, the half or moyety off that vley or 
mash Scituate Lyeing and Being att Kinderhook on y e North Side 
of y e Said Jan Martense: Bowery or Farm. The whole mash Con- 
teing by Estimation about Seventy or Eighty acres beitt more or 
Lesse; all which [337] with all the Right and Title of y e S d . Jan 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 331 

Martense to y e half or moeyty of y e s d . mash is Transported to y e 
Said Gerritt Teunise his heirs and assigns, with all y e Profites Com- 
modities and Appertenances whatsoever to y e S d . [h]alf vley or 
mash Belonging or any ways appertaineing to have and to hold 
y e Said half vley or mash unto y e Said Gerrit Teunise his heirs and 
assigns, unto y e Proper use and Behoofe of y e Said Gerritt Teunise 
his heirs and assigns for ever, and in his quiet and Peaceable 
Possession and Seizin against all Persones to warrant, and for ever 
by these Presents Defend. In wittnesse wheroff y e Said Jan Mar- 
tense & Dirkje his wife have hereunto Sett there hands and Sealls 
in Kinderhoek this fourteenth day of february in y e third year off 
his Maj s . Reign A . D°. i68f It is Expressely Conditiond before 
y e Sealing and delivery hereof y*. that Peece of y e Mash which y e 
S d . Jan Martense hath Sold to Thorn: Craven is nott Included in 
y e above Transport; neither is y e S d . Gerrit Teunise to have any 
Share or Part in y e Same: 

his 

Jan X Martense (L:S) 

Mark 

Dirckien Martense (L:S) 

Signed & Delivered 
in y e Presence of 
Lambert Janse 
Thomas Craven 
RobK Livingston 

Deed from Dorothea, widow of Capt. Volkert Jansen Douw, 
and her son Jonas Volkertsen Douw to the deacons of the Re- 
formed Church at Albany for a lot with an old house upon it 
behind the property of Annetje Lievens 

[338] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall 
come Doritie the wid w . and Relict of Cap 4 . Volkert Janz : Dow 
Dec d . and Jonas Volkertse her Eldest sonne Sendeth Greeting in 
our Lord God Everlasting know yee that for and in Consideration 
of y e Summe of one hundred Peeces of Eight to her the said 
Doritee of y e County of Albany in hand Paid att and before the 
d Ensealeing & Delivery hereof by Johannis Wendel Jochim Staets 
and John Lansingh Deacons of the Reformed Church of this Toune 
the Receit whereof she doth hereby acknowlege and thereof and of 
Every Part and parcell thereof doth fully Cleerly and absolutely 
acquitt, Exonerate and discharge them the said Johannis Wendel 



332 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Jochim Staets, & John Lansingh Decons to be fully paid Contented 
and Satisfyed, and have therefore Graunted, Bargained, Sold, 
alliened, EnfoefTed, and Confirmed, and by these presents doth 
fully Cleerly and absolutely Graunt. Bargain, Sell allien, Enffoeffe 
and Confirm unto the said Johannis Wendel Jochim Staets & John 
Lansingh and there Successeurs Decons of the Reformed Church 
of Albany afores d . all that Certain Lott of grounde with the old 
house that stood upon itt Lyeing and being within the Toune of 
Albany behynde y c wid w . Annetie Lievens bounded to the south the 
high street that goes to the burying Place to the north by Rutten 
kill to the East by Harma Rutgers and to the west Gerritt Banker 
is in Brea[d]th towards the street that goes to y e Lutherian Church 
by the said Rutten kill Six Rodd and one foot and Behynde the 
Like Brea[d]th is in Len[g]th on the East side Eight Rodd wanting 
Three Inches, and on the west Side Eight Rodd & Two Inches 
which said Lott is Part of that which was Graunted to y e Said 
Volkert Janse Dow by the Late Gov r . Richard Nicolls as p r y e 
Patent dated y e 4 th . of Mey 1667 doth appear all which with all y e 
Right and Title of y e Said Doritee and Jonas Volkertse is Trans- 
ported to y e Said Decons and there Successeurs for Ever with all y e 
Profitts, Commodities and appertenances whatsoever to y e Said Lott 
of grounde above Expressed as Belonging to have and to hold 
, y e said Lott of grounde & premises with there and Every of there 
appurtenances unto the said Johannis Wendel Jochim Staets and 
John Lansingh decons and there Successeurs deacons of y e Church 
aforesaid & in there quiett and Peaceable possession & Seizon 
against all persones to warrant and for Ever by these presents 
defend in wittnesse whereof the said Doritee and Jonas Volkertse 
her Sonne have hereunto Sett there hands and Seale in Albany y e 
fourth day of Decemb in y e first year of his Maj es . Reign annoq. 
Dom: 1685 

was Signd 

Doritee Jans (L:S i 

Jonas Volkertse Dow iL:S> 

Sealed & Deliverd 

in y e presence of 

Jan Jansc Blocker Justice of y e peace 

Robert Livingston CI. 

Recorded in Albany y e 14 th . 

feb. 1 684 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 333 

Deed from the Mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of 
Albany to the Rev. Godefridus Dellius for the pasture to the 
south of the city near the old fort 

[339] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of y e Citty of 
Albanie Send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know yee that 
for and in Consideration of y e Summe of Three hundred and ninety 
Pounds Currant Money of this province to them in hand Paid att 
and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery hereof by Doctor Godevridus 
Dellius Minister of y e Reformed Netherdutch Congregation in y e 
Citty & County of Albany y e Receit whereof y e Said Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonality doe hereby acknowledge and thereof and of 
Every Part and parcell thereof doe Cleerly and freely acquitt 
Exonerate and discharge y e Said Doctor Godevridus Dellius his 
heirs Executors administrators and assigns and Every of them for 
Ever by these presents They the said Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monality have Graunted Bargained Sold alliend Released Enffoeffed 
Transported and Confirmed and by these Presents doe fully Cleerly 
and absolutely Graunt Bargain Sell alien Release Enffoeffe Trans- 
port and Confirm unto the said doctor Godevridus Dellius a Certain 
Peece or parsell of Land Commonly Called or knoune by y e name 
of y e Pasture Scituate Lyeing & being to the Southwarde of y e 
Said Citty near the place where the old fort stood & Extending 
along the Hudsons River till it comes over against the most 
Northerly Point of y e Island Commonly Called Marten Gerritsens 
Island haveing to the East Hudsons River to the south the manner 
of Renselaerswyk to y e west y e highway leading to the Toune The 
pasture late in y e Tenure and occupation of Marten Gerritse and the 
Pasture Late in y e Tenure and occupation of Casper Jacobse To the 
north the Severall Pastures Late in y e Tenure and occupations of 
Robert Sanders Mynd 1 . Harmense & Evert Wendel and y e Severall 
Gardens Late in y e Tenures and occupations of Dirk Wessells 
Killiaen van Renselaer and Abraham Staets Together with all and 
Singular y e Profits Commodities and appertenances whatsoever to 
y e Said Pasture Peece or Parcel of Land and Premises in any part 
or parcell thereof Belonging or in any ways appertaining or to or 
with y e Same now or att any time heretofore Belongin or used 
occupyed or Enjoyed as part parcell or member thereof and all 
deeds Evidences & Writeings Touching and Concerning the 
premises only to have and to hold y e Said pasture Peece or parsell 
of Land and all and Singular oy r . y e Premises with there and Every 



334 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of there appertenances unto the said Godevridus Dellius his heirs 
and assigns to y e Sole and only proper use Benefite and Behooffe 
of y e Said Godevridus Dellius his heirs & assigns for Ever and y e 
Said Mayor Aldermen & Commonality doth by these presents 
Covenant Promise and Engage y e Said pasture peece or parcell of 
Land & p r mises so as the same is Graunted to them in there Charter 
dated y e 22 th . day of July 1686 with there and Every of there 
appertenances and Every Part and Parcel thereof unto the said 
Doctor Godevridus Dellius his heirs Execut rs . ad rs . and assigns in 
his & there quiet and Peaceable possession for Ever by or from any 
oy r . Graunt or Conveyance whatsoever made or to be made by y e 
Said Mayor Aldermen & Commonality or there Successeurs In 
Wittnesse whereof y e Mayor of y e Said Citty hath hereunto Sett his 
hand & Caused y e Seale of y e Said Citty to be hereunto affixed and 
these presents to be Enterd upon our Publick Records dated y e 
first day of novemb. in y e 3 d . year of y e Reign of our Souveraign 
Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God of England Scotland 
france and Ireland King defender, of y e faith Supream & only 
Lord of y e Province of New Yorke A . 1687 

was Signd 

Pieter Schuyler Mayor 

Deed from Marten Cregier to Johannes Clute for a pasture in 
Canastagione, in exchange for another piece of land 

[340] ' To all Christian People to whom this present writing shall 
come, Marte Cregier of Canastagione in y e County of Albany Yeo- 
man Sendeth greeting ; know ye y*. for and in Consideration of 
another Parcell of Land Transported to me this day as by y e S d . 
Conveyance upon Record more at large doth appear, by John Clute 
of y e Same Place Yeoman, the Receipt whereof y e Said Marte 
Cregier doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of every part 
and Parcell thereof, doe cleerly and freely acquitt, Exonerate and 
discharge y e S d . John Clut his heirs Executors Administrators and 
assigns, and every of y m . for ever by these presents, he y e S d . 
Marte Cregier hath granted, Bartered, Exchanged, Released, En- 
foeffed, and Confirmed, and by these presents doe grant, Bargain, 
Barter, Exchange, Release, Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y e S d . John 
Clute a Certain peece of Land or Pasture Scituate lying and being 
at Canastagione on this Side of y e River, it being y e Land where 



1 The upper half of the page contains an imperfect copy of the first 
part of the deed from Johannes Clute to Marten Gregier printed on p. 338. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 335 

Marritie Daemes old house and Barn Stood, Including all y e Land 
as it lyes inclosed in its fence, between y e Small kill or Creek that 
runns to y e north of John Clute's house, and y e Crosse fence that 
runns from y e great kill Straight towards y e woods, wherein the 
Heck x or Gate is that Leads to Marte Cregier's, along his arrable 
Land, together with all and Singular the Profits Commodities and 
appertenances whatsoever to y e Said Pasture, Piece or Parcell of 
Land and Premises, or any part or Parcell thereof belonging 
* * * or in any ways appertaining, or to or with y e Same, now 
or at any time heretofore belonging, or used occupyed, or Enjoyed, 
as Part parcell or member thereof, and all deeds, Evidences and 
writings, touching and Concerning y e Premises, with there and every 
of their appertenances, unto y e Said John Clute, his heirs and 
assigns, To have and to hold, y e S d . Pasture Peece or Parcell of 
Land, and all and Singular other y e Premises, with their and every 
of their Appertenances, unto y e S d . John Clute his heirs and assigns, 
to y e Sole and only Proper use, benefit and behooffe of y e S d . John 
Clute, his heirs and assigns for ever, and y e S d . Marte Cregier doth 
by these p r sents Covenants, Promise and Engage y e S d . Pasture, 
Peece or Parcell of Land, and Premises with their and every of 
their appurtenances, and every Part and Parcell thereof, unto y e 
S d . John Clute his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns in 
his and their quiet and Peaceable Possession, for ever, by or from 
any other grant or Conveyance whatsoever, made or to be made by 
y e Said Marte Cregier his heirs or assigns, In witnesse whereof y c 
Said Marte Cregier hath hereunto Putt his hand and Seale, in 
Albany this fifteenth day of Decemb 1 ". in y e 3 d . year of his Majesties 
Reign Anno Dom: 1687 

Was Signd 

M: Cregier (L:S) 
Signd Seald and Deliverd 
in y e p r sence of 

Hendrik Cuyler Justice of y e Peace 
Rob 1 . Livingston Clerk 

Deed from Annetje Lievens to Roelof Gerritsen for two parcels 

of land and an island south of the Half Moon 

[341] To all Christian People to whom this Present writing 

shall come M rs . Annetie Levens wid w . and Relect of Cap 1 . Goose 

Gerritse van Schaik Deceased Sendeth Greeting in our Lord, God, 



J A Dutch word meaning a gate or barrier in a fence. 



33^ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Everlasting Know you that for and in Consideration of the quantity 
off one hundred and Twenty Six good and Merchandable Beyers 
skins to her in hand Paid att and Before the Ensealeing and De- 
livery thereof by Roeloff Gerritz of y* County of Albany Yeoman 
y* Receit whereof the said M rs . Annetje Lievens doth hereby 
acknowledge and of Every Part and Parcel thereof, doth fully 
cleerly and absolutely acquitt Exonerate and Discharge the Said 
Roeloff Gerritse his Executors Administrators and assigns for Ever, 
and therewith doth acknowledge hereself to be fully Paid Con- 
tented and Satisfyed the S d . Annetie Leivens hath graunted, Bar- 
gained, Sold, alliened, Released, Enffoeffed, & Confirmed and by 
these presents doth fully cleerly and absolutely, Graunt, Bargain, 
Sell, allien, Release, Enffoeffe, and Confirm, unto y e Said Roeloff 
Gerritse a Certain Peece of Land, Scituate Lyeing and Being above 
y e Citty of Albany on y e west side of Hudsons River to y e South- 
ward of y e half moon, which Said Land is bounded on the north 
side by a Creek or kill y*. comes out of y e fley or mash to y e East 
by the River, to y e South by the fourth branch or Spruyt that 
comes off the Cohoes and to the north y e hill that lyes by the Vley 
Streeching to the said fourth Branch or Spruyt till over against an 
Island commonly called Costors Island Together with the two 
morgan of Arrable Land, Lyeing upon y e haver Island always with 
this Proviso that y e Said Roeloff Gerritz his heirs and assigns keep 
a good Sufficient fence from y e Place where y e old hoffstede 1 was 
so farr as to the Creek or kill y*. comes out of the Vley or mash. 
to free his oune Land and y e Land of Anth . van Schaik upon the 
Cohoos Island, and in y e time of harvest after y e Corn is Reapd 
the Chattle of y e Said Anth°. van Schaik his heirs and assigns 
ouners of the Cohoos Island, may freely feed upon y e Stuble Land 
of y e Said Roeloff Gerritse. and y e Chatle of y e Said Roeloff 
Gerritze his heirs and assigns ouners of y e above Recited Parcel of 
Land may likewise freely feed upon y e Stuble Land of y e Said 
Anthony van Schaik his heirs and [assigns] for Ever ouners of y e 
Cohoos Island, as also that y e Said Antho[ny van Schaik, his 
heirs] and assigns ouners of y e Cohoos Island shall have . . . 
his Cattle along the Path that goes . . . Roeloff Gerritse north- 
wards to the . . . 2 [343] There, Provided itt be not in y- 
time that y e Corn can be Damnifyed by there Soe going throw, 
and that y e Said Catle be ledd along to Prevent there Damnifyed 



1 Dutch word meaning a farmstead. 

2 Manuscript destroyed. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 337 

the Corn, 1 The said Annetie Lievens doth by these Presents 
Transp'. and Convey Release and Confirm unto y e S d . Roeloff 
Gerritze his heirs and Assigns another Parcell of Land adjoyning 
to the before Recited Parcell, having to the north a hill that Lyes 
on the north Side of y e Creupelboss 2 or Swamp to the East y e 
Land of y e Said Roeloff Gerritze above recited, to y e South y e 
fourth Branch or Spruyt, to the west y e River That comes off y e 
Cohoes, together with a Small Island Lyeing next to the Haever 
Island Commonly called by y e name of Roeloff's Island, and y e 
Said Roeloff Gerritse his heirs & assigns are for Ever to have free 
grazeing or outdrift for his or There Catle in y e woods adjoyning 
to his Land aforesaid, with all y e Profites Commodities and ad- 
vantages whatsoever to y e Said Parcells of Land and Islands Be- 
longing or in any ways appertaining together with all and Singular 
Deeds Evidences & Writteings touching and Confirming the 
premises only or any Part thereof with all y e Right, Title Property 
claim and Demand of her y e Said Annetie Lievens of in and to y e 
Same, to have and to hold y e Said Parcells of Land Islands & 
Premises with there and Every of there appertenances unto y e Said 
Roeloff Gerritse his heirs and assigns to y e Sole and only Proper 
use Benefite and Behooffe of y e Said Roeloff Gerritse his heirs 
and assigns for Ever, in his quiet & Peaceable Possession and 
Seizon against all Persones to warrant and for Ever by these 
Presents Defend In (Testimony) Wittnesse whereof y e Said 
Annetie Lievens hath hereunto sett her hand and Seale in Albany 
this fourth day of february in y e Second year of y e Reign of our 
Souveraign Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God of England 
Scotland France and Ireland king Defender of y e faith Supream 
and only Lord of y e Province of New Yorke annoq. Dom: 168 i 

was Signd 

Annetie Lievens (L:S) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in the Presence of 
Adriaen Gcrritz Justice of y e peace 
Hendrik Cuyler Justice of y e peace 



1 Read : " to prevent their damaging the corn." 

2 Literally: "cripple bush"; a track covered with scrub; a jungle, or 
thicket. 



33^ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deed from Johannes Clute to Marten Cregier for land at Can- 
astagione in exchange for another parcel of land 

[342] ! To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing 
shall come John Clute heir to Cap 1 . John Clute Deceased of 
Canastagione in y e County of Albany Yeoman Sendeth Greeting, 
Know yee that for and in Consideration of anoy r . Parcell of Land 
Transported to him y e Said John Clute by Marte Cregier of y e 
Same Place Yeoman as by y e Conveyance upon Record more att 
Large doth appear y e Receit whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & 
thereof and of Every Part and Parcel thereof doe Cleerly and freely 
acquitt Exonerate and Discharge y e S d . Marte Cregier his heirs 
Executors administrators and assigns and Every of them for Ever 
by these presents, he the said John Clute hath graunted, Bartered, 
Exchanged, Released, Enrxoefred, and Confirmed and by these 
Presents doe graunt, Bargain, Barter, Exchange, Release, Enffoeffe, 
and Confirm, unto y e S d . Marten Cregier all y e land that formerly 
Belonged to Dirk van Schelluyne Sometime Secr y . of Albany 
Scituate Lyeing and being at Canastagione in this County on 
this side of the River haveing the land of y e S d . Marte Cregier 
at the one Side and y e kill or Creek which is commonly called 
Schelluynes kill on y e other Side Streeching as farr as where 
y e S d . kill or Creek Comes into the Maquaese River Includeing the 
Six morgan or Twelve acres Confirmed to his uncle Cap 1 . John 
Clute by the late Govern 1 ". Francis Lovelace dated y e 15 th . day of 
May 1672 Together with all and Singular y e Profits Commodities 
and appertenances whatsoever to y e Peece or Parcel of Land and 
Premises or any Part or Parcel thereof Belonging or in any wise 
appertaining or to or with y e Same now or att any time heretofore 
Belonging or used occupyed or Enjoyed as Part Parcel or member 
thereof and all Deeds Evidences and writteings touching and Con- 
cerning y e Premises only to have and to hold y e said Peece or 
Parcel of Land and all & Singular other the premises with there 
and Every of there appertenances unto y e S d . Marte Cregier his 
heirs and assigns to the Sole and only Proper use Benefite and 
Behooffe of the said Marte Cregier his heirs and assigns for Ever 
and the said John Clute doth by these presents Covenant promise 
and Engage y e Said Peece or Parcel of Land and Premises so as .it 
was Given by the Maquaes Indians & Confirmed to y e Said Dirk 
van Schelluyne by Patent with there and Every of there apper- 



An imperfect copy of the first part of this deed appears on p. 340. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /O4 339 

tenances and Every part and Parcel thereof unto y e Said Marte 
Cregier his heirs Executors ad rs . and assigns in his and there quiet 
and Peaceable Possession for Ever by or from any oy r . graunt or 
Conveyance whatsoever made or to be made by the said John Clute 
or his heirs and assigns In wittnesse whereof y e Said John Clute 
hath hereunto Sett his hand Seale in Albany y e 15 th . day of Uecemb 
1687 in y e 3 d . year of his Maj es . Reign 

Was Signed 

John Clute (L:S) 
Signed Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e p r sence of 

Hcnd: Cuyler Justice of y e peace 
Rob 1 . Livingston CI. 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Capt. Johannes Clute for land 
at Canastagioene (Niskayuna) 

[344] We, the undersigned magistrates of Albany and the colony 
of Renselaerswyk, declare that before us appeared in their own per- 
sons the Maquase sachems Sakodjochquisax, 1 Aehagary and [On- 
witx]haron, lawful owners representing all others who may have 
any claims, who declared that they had sold and Capt. Jan Clute 
that he had bought a certain piece of land lying above his pre- 
viously purchased land at Canastageone, for the quantity of three 
hundred hands of white seawan and nine fathoms of duffel, ac- 
knowledging that they were fully paid and satisfied, renouncing all 
their rights and claims and granting the aforesaid Capt. Clute [full 
power] to dispose of the aforesaid purchased land and of the land 
which he bought heretofore, with the kills and creeks and wood- 
land as [he might do] of his own patrimonial estate, and to plant, 
cultivate and otherwise use the same as he might see fit ; which 
aforesaid land lies to the west of Roosendal and extends as far as 
a kill called Canistahejoene westwards and again southwards from 
the kill Canastagioene to Lysjes kill 2 and thence southwards to 
Scherluyne kill 3 and thence eastwards along the kill under the hill 
toward Albany, provided that if Marten Cregier considers this pur- 
chase in any way detrimental to him, he may have the same privi- 
lege of the woods abutting on his lands by paying a proportionate 



1 Compare spelling of the name in the signature and in the deed from the 
Mohawks for the land at Saratoga, July 26, 1683, on p. 195-97- 

2 Now called Lishas kill. 

3 Schelluyne kill. 



340 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

share of the expense. Thus done without craft or guile and sub- 
scribed with their own hands, in Albany, the 4th of November 
1682. 1 

This is the mark X of Sahodi- 
OCHQUIZAX, made with his own 
hand 
This is the mark X of Aihagary, 

made with his own hand 
This is the mark X of Onwitx- 
haron 
As witnesses : 
Marten Gcrritsc 
Dirk J Vessels 
Jan Janse Bleeker 
C. V. Dyk, scriba pro tempore 

Release of all demands from Cataryna Glen, widow and adminis- 
tratrix of Jacob Sanders Glen, to Johannes Cuyler 

[345] I> the undersigned Cataryna Glen, widow and adminis- 
tratrix of the late Jacob Sand: Glen, in his lifetime attorney for 
Messrs Isaack and Volcquyn Kip and Tousain Domis, merchants 
at Amsterdam, children and heirs, etc., of the late Messrs Guiliam, 
Yolcquin and Matthias Momma, etc., hereby acknowledge that I 
and Johannis Cuyler, attorney of the aforenamed Isack and Volc- 
quyn Kip and Tousain Domis, have mutually adjusted, balanced 
and settled all particular accounts and dealings that have been be- 
tween the aforenamed heirs and masters and Jacob Sand : Glen, and 
I therefore release the aforesaid heirs and masters, their heirs, ad- 
ministrators and successors forever from all further claims what- 
soever, binding thereto my person, my heirs and administrators. 
In witness whereof I have signed and sealed this in Albany, this 
first of July anno one thousand six hundred and eighty-seven. 
Was signed: 

Cataryna Glen (L. S.) 

Signed and sealed in 

presence of, 

Dirk Wessells 

Johannis Glen 

Recorded in Albany, Decemb. 31, 1687 



Recorded out of chronologic order. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 /O4 34I 

Deed from Annetje Lievens, widow of Goosen Gerritsen van 
Schaick, to Harmen Lievense for land at the Half Moon 

[346] To all Christian People to whom this Present Writteing 
shall come M rs . Annetje Lievens wid w . and Relict of Cap*. Goose 
Gerritse van Schaik Deceased Sendeth Greeting in our Lord God 
Everlasting, know yee that for and in Consideration of y e Quantity 
of one hundred and Twenty good and merchandable, Bever skins, to 
her in hand paid, att and before y e Ensealeing and Delivery, hereof 
by Harme Lievense of y e half moen in y e County of Albany Yeo- 
man, y e Receipt whereof y e Said M rs . Annetje Leivense doth hereby 
acknowledge and of Every Part and Parcel thereof doth fully 
Cleerly and absolutely, acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge y e Said 
Harma Lievense his heirs Execut rs . Ad rs . and assigns, hath Graunted 
Bargained, Sold, Alliend, Enffoeffed, and Confirmed, and by these 
p r sents, doth graunt, Bargain, Sell, allien, Enffoeffe and Confirm, 
unto y e Said Harma Lievese a Certain Peece of land Scituate 
Lyeing and being above y e Citty of Albany on y e west side of 
Hudsons River, att a place Commonly knoune by y e name of y e half 
moon, which said Land is bounded on y e north by y e Pine tree that 
stands on y e west side of a Pool off water or Colk on y e East side y e 
River, on y e South side y e Ditch or Sloot that is Behynde y e house 
and Gardin of Pieter Schuyler and Anthony van Schaick, and so 
along y e northermost of y e said Ditch till you come to y e fence of 
the Said Pieter Schuyler and Anthony van Schaik, that Lyes on y e 
East side of y e Swamp or Creupelboss and So along northwards 
the Said fence till you come to anoy r . Ditch, y £ . Runns Eastward 
into y e River and up westward along the north side of y e Said Ditch 
y'. Runs into y e River till you come to another Ditch that Runns 
Southward from that Ditch into y e Ditch that Runns behynde y e 
house of Pieter Schuyler and Anth°. van Schaick, and from y e 
End of that ditch that Runns South warde with a Straight Line 
northwarde to y e End of y e Cruepelboss or Swamp that Lyes be- 
hynde y e house of y e Said Harme Lievese and So Eastwarde as 
farr as the northermost bounds of y e fence that lyes between him 
and Jan van Mess Together with free grazeing and outdriftt for his 
Chatle, Cutting and heweing of Timber fyrewood ; in y e woods 
mentioned in y e Patent of Govern 1 ". Lovelace to Cap 1 . Goose Gerritse 
and Cap*. Phil: Schuyler dated y e 30 or march 1672 now in y e 
occupation of Anthony van Schaick ; with all y e profites Com- 
modities and advantages whatsoever to y e Parcel of Land and 
Premises with there and Every of there appertenances unto y e S d . 



34- EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Harma Lievese his heirs and assigns to y e Sole use Proper Benefite 
and Behooffe of him y e Said Harme Lievese his heirs and assigns 
for Ever and in his Quiet and Peaceable Possession and Zeizon 
against all Persones to warr 1 . and for Ever by these Presents 
Defend : In YVittnesse whereof y e S d . Annetie Lievens hath hereunto 
Sett her hand and Seale in Albany on y e fourth day off f eb : A . D°. 
168'i and in y e 2 d . year of y e Reign of our Souveraign Lord James 
y e Second by y e grace of God of England, Scotland, france and 
Ireland, king Defend 1 ", of y e faith Supream and only Lord of y e 
province of N : Yorke & 

Annetie Lievens (L:S) 
Sealed & Deliverd 
in y e p r sence of 
Adriuen Gcrritse Justis de pis 
Hend k . Cuyler Justice of de peace 

Power of attorney from Cornells Michielsen to Pieter Wog- 
lum, junior, and Jan Becker to manage his affairs during his 
absence 

[347] Know all men whom it may interest and concern that I, 
the undersigned Cornells Machielse, dwelling in this [city], have 
constituted and appointed, as I hereby in the most effectual man- 
ner do constitute and appoint, my good friends Pieter Woglum, 
junior, and Mr Jan Becker, dwelling in New Albany, my lawful 
attorneys, jointly and severally during my absence in all cases to re- 
present my person ; to look after and manage my business interests 
and affairs of whatever nature they may be ; likewise of the proper 
persons to ask, demand and receive all my outstanding debts, 
claims and dues ; the delinquent, if any there be, by legal process 
to constrain to fulfil and perform whatever it is my good right to 
demand ; to this end notice to serve, protest to enter and persons 
and property to attach, against all persons to proceed and either 
is plaintiff or defendant all terms of court to observe unto judg- 
ment and final execution thereof ; with power also to agree, con- 
tract, compose and compromise ; if need be, one or more persons 
) litcs to substitute and the same to revoke ; and especially also to 
make payment for my lands bought of Myndert Fredrikse, smith, 
and from him a conveyance thereof to obtain and the same and all 
other my immovable and real property to convey and make over to 
the buyer or buyers thereof, putting the same in possession, seizin 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 343 

and ownership thereof and divesting, disinheriting and dispossess- 
ing me thereof according to custom and usage there ; and further- 
more generally and specially all things to do either by or without re- 
sorting to law according to the proofs thereof which are herewith 
handed to the attorneys or which may hereafter be sent to them 
and which for the proper execution and furtherance of the matter 
or matters involved may in any manner whatsoever be required or 
demanded ; and all as completely and with as much force, power 
and authority as I being present in person might or could do the 
same and my attorneys may think best and advisable; promising 
[348] at all times and irrevocably to approve and ratify what by 
my attorneys or their substitutes shall by virtue of these presents 
be done, transacted or performed in the matter aforesaid, binding 
myself thereto as by law provided. In witness of the truth of 
which these are signed and sealed in N : York, the 16th of October 
1685. 

Was signed : 

CORNELIS MACHIELSE (L. S.) 

Signed and sealed in 
our presence as wit- 
nesses, 
Dirk Claesen 
Willem Hoppie 
Hend k . Janse van Fewide 

Acknowleged before me, 

Willem Bogardus, Notary Public 
Recorded. 

Deed from David Schuyler and his wife to Pieter Schuyler for 

two flats, one-half of lot no. 6 and one-half of the seventh part 

of the undivided land in the Saratoga patent 

[349] To all Christian People to whom this present writing shall 

come David Schuyler of y e Citty of Albany merchant, and Catelina 

his wife send Greeting, Know ye that for and in Consideration of y e 

Sum of Seaven and Twenty Pounds Eighteen Shillings Currant 

money of this Province to them in hand paid, at and before y e 

Ensealeing and delivery hereof, by Peter Schuyler Esq 1 '. Present 

Mayor of y e Citty of Albany, the Receipt whereof y e Said David 

Schuyler doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of every part 

and Parcell thereof, doth cleerly and freely, acquitt, Exonerate and 



344 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Discharge y e Said Peter Schuyler his heirs, Executors, Adminis- 
trators, and assigns, and every of y m . for ever by these p r sents, 
They y e S d . David Schuyler and Catelina his wife, have granted, 
Bargained, Sold, aliened, Released, Enfoeffed, Transported and 
Confirmed, and by these p r sents, doe fully cleerly and absolutely, 
Graunt, Bargain, Sell, Alien, Release, Enfoeff, Transport, and Con- 
firm, unto y e Said Peter Schuyler, Two Certain Flatts or Plains, 
Scituate lying and being at Sarachtoge on y c East Side of y e River, 
the one being a Flatt or Plain whereon Dubison a Frenchman now 
lives, and lyes over against y e lott N°. 2 and 3 belonging to Jan 
Jansz Bleeker, and Dirk Wessells, the other Flatt or Plain being 
lower Down y e River, and is Commonly known by y e Eelant Vlakte, 1 
with y e woodland adjoyning to y e Said Vlatts or Plains, as far as y e 
Instrument of Partition mentions, dated y e 15 th . day of April 16S5, 
Together with y e half or moyety of all y e Share of y e Said David 
Schuyler in Sarachtoge, soe as y e Same is fallen to him by Lott in y e 
Division of y e Same, being y e Lott N°. 6, as also y e half or moyety 
of y e Seaventh part of y e Land undivided at Sarachtoge, and all 
other Profitts, Commodities and appurtenances according to y e 
Tenure of y e Patent Granted by his Excellency, Tho : Dongan, 
Cap 1 . Gen 1 , and Gov r . in Cheiffe dated y e 4 th . of Novemb 1684; 
unto y e Said David Schuyler and y e other Six mentioned in y e 
Same; The other half or moyety with y e Flatt or Plain, lying above 
y e Land of Cornells van Dyk Deceased, being N°. 7 belonging to 
Robert Livingston, Together with all and Singular y e Profits, Com- 
modities, appurtenances whatsoever to y e S d . Flats or Plains and 
Premises or any Part or Parcell thereof belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining, or to or with y e Same, now or at any time heretofore, 
belonging, or used, occupyed or Enjoyed, as Part, Parcell or member 
thereof, and all deeds Evidences and writings; Touching and Con- 
cerning y e Premises only, to have and to hold y e S d . Two Flats 
or Plains and all and Singular other y e Premises, with there and 
every of their appertenances, unto y e S d . Peter Schuyler his heirs 
and assigns, to y e Sole and only proper use, benefit and behooffe, 
of y e Said P r . Schuyler his heirs and assigns for ever and y e S d . 
David Schuyler doth by these presents Covenant, Promise and 
Engage y e S d . Two Flatts or Plains and premises, with their and 
every of their appurtenances and every part and Parcell thereof 
unto y e S d . P r . Schuyler, his heirs Executors, Administrators or 
assigns, in his and their Quiet and Peaceable Possession for ever, 



1 Literally : " Elk Flat.* 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 345 

by or from any other graunt or Conveyance whatsoever, made or to 
be made, by y e Said David Schuyler, or his heirs and assigns, In 
wittnesse whereof y e Said David Schuyler and Catelina his wife 
have hereunto Sett their hands and Seals, in Albany y e Eleventh 
day of march Anno Dom: one thousand Six hundred Eighty Six 
and Seaven, and in y e third year of y e Reign of our Souveraign 
Lord James y e Second by y e Grace of God, of England, Scotland, 
France and Irland King Defender of y e Faith & Supream Lord of 
y e Plantation and Colony of New York 
Signd 
Cathlina Schuyler David Schuyler 
(L:S) (L:S) 

Sealed and Deliverd in y e 
presence of 

Johannes Wendel Justice of y e Peace 
Livinus van Schaik Justice c f y e Peace 

Deed from David Schuyler and his wife to Robert Livingston 
for one flat, one-half of lot no. 6 and one-half of the seventh 
part of the undivided land in the Saratoga patent 

[35°] To all Christian People to whom this present writing shall 
come David Schuyler of y e Citty of Albany Merchant, and Catalina 
his wife send Greeting Know y e that for and in Consideration of 
y e Somme of Seaven and Twentee Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, Cur- 
rant money of this Province, to them in hand paid at and before y e 
Ensealing and Delivery hereof, by Robert Livingston of Livingston 
in y e Dutchesse County Gentleman, the Receipt whereof y e Said 
David Schuyler doth hereby acknowlege, and thereof, and of every 
Part and Parcell thereof, doth Cleerly and freely, acquitt, Exonerat 
and discharge y e Said Rob 4 . Livingston, his heirs, Executors, Ad- 
ministrators, and assigns, and every of y m . for ever, by these pres- 
ents, They y e Said David Schuyler and Catalina his wife, have 
granted, Bargained, Sold, aliened, Released, Enfoeffed, Trans- 
ported and Confirmed, and by these p r sents doe fully cleerly and 
absolutely, graunt Bargain, Sell, Alien, Release, Enfoeffe, Trans- 
port, and Confirm unto y e Said Robert Livingston a Certain Tract 
or Parcell of Land Scituat lying and being, on y e East Side of y e 
River at Sarachtoge, Beginning at y e great Kill or Creek that comes 
Eastward out of the woods, and Runns into y e River being the 
Utmost bounds of Sarachtoge on y e East Side of y e River, and 
goes up y e Said Great Kill, till you come to the Rifft or Fall of 



346 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

waters, and so Southward along y e River Side to a Certain Kill or 
Creek known by the name of Meesen Kill which Kill divides y e 
Said Flatt or Plain and the Land of Cornells van Dyk deceased; 
with all y c wood Land adjoyning adjoyning ^ to the said Flatt or 
Plain as farr as y e Instrument of Partition mentions dated y e fif- 
teenth day of Aprill A°. 1685 whereto this is Reffered together 
with y e half or moyety of all y e Share of y e Said David Schuyler in 
Sarachtoge, So as y e Same is fallen to him by Lott in the Division 
of y e Same being y e Lott N°. 6, as also y e half or moyety of y e 
Seaventh part of y e Land undivided at Sarachtoge, and all other 
Profites, Commodities, and appurtenances, according to the Tenure 
of y e Patent, Graunted by his Excellency Thomas Dongan Cap 1 . 
Gen 11 , and Governour in Cheiffe, dated the fourth day of November 
A°. Dom 1684 unto y e Said David Schuyler and the other Six men- 
tioned in y e Same, the other half or moyety with the Two flatts, one 
whereof lyes over against N°. 2 and N°. 3 and the other calld the 
Eelants Vlakte, belonging to Peter Schuyler Together with all and 
Singular y e Profits Commodities, and Appertenances whatsoever to 
y e Said Flat or Plain or any part and Parcell thereof belonging or 
in any wise appertaining, or to or with y e Same, now or any time 
heretofore Belonging, or used occupyed, or Enjoyed, as Part Par- 
cell or member thereof, and all Deeds Evidences and writings 
touching and Confirming the Premises only, to have and to hold 
y* Said Flatt or Plain and all and Singular other y e Premises, with 
their and every [351] of their appertenances, unto y c Said Robert 
Livingston his heirs and assigns, to y e Sole and only Proper use, bene- 
fit and Behoofe, of y e said Robert Livingston his heirs and assigns 
for ever ; and y e Said D. Schuyler, doth by these p r sents Covenant, 
Promise, and Engage, the said Flatt or Plain and Premises, with 
their and every of their appertenances, and every Part and Parcell 
thereof unto y e Said Rob 1 . Livingston his heirs Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Assigns in his and their quiet and Peaceable Pos- 
session for ever, by or From any other Graunt or Conveyance 
Whatsoever made or to be made by y e said David Schuyler or his 
heirs and assigns ; In wittnesse whereof y e Said David Schuyler and 
Catalina his wife have hereunto Sett their hands and Sealls in 
Albany y e Eleventh day of March Anno Dom : one Thousand Six 
Hundred Eighty Six and Seaven and in the Third year of y e Reign 
of our Souveraign Lord James y e Second by y e grace of God of 



1 Thus in original. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 347 

England, Scotland, France and Irland king, Defender of y e Faith & 
Supream Lord of y e Plantation and Collonie of New York 
Signd 
Cathalina Schuyler David Schuiler 
y e Seale (L:S:) hanging The (L:S:) Seale 

to y e dead hanging to y e [deed] 

Sealed and Delivered 
in y e Presence of 

Johannes Wendel Justice of y e Peace 
Livinus Van Schaik Justice of y e Peace 

Articles of agreement between Pieter Schuyler, Jan Jansen 
Bleecker, Dirck Wessels, Johannes Wendel, Robert Living- 
ston, David Schuyler and Cornells van Dyck for the division 
of the arable land of Saratoga 

[35 2 ] Articles of agreement made by [the seven partners] 1 in- 
terested in the lands named Saraghtoge [for a division] 1 of the 
arable land into seven parts, which land at [the request] 1 of said 
seven partners has been laid out into seven lots numbered from 1 
to 7 by Mr Marte Gerritse in the presence of Gerrit Gysbertse, 
Cornelis Gysbertse, Peter Davidtse Schuyler and Melgert Wyn- 
antse. The land is divided as hereinafter specified under the afore- 
said numbers, whereby it shall appear that regard has been had to 
the location of the land and homesteads, so that one lot contains 
more morgens than another, but as the lots (as hereinafter de- 
scribed) are to be drawn, each of the partners is fully agreed, as 
we hereby declare, that there shall be no change or alteration here- 
after, but that each shall hold himself content with the lot which 
he shall draw, without one nearing the other further than the lots 
shall stipulate and mention. 

Lot no. 1 begins at the foremost land on the west shore by the 
kill where we last winter slept at night, called by the Indians [blank] 
and runs northward up along the river to a post standing on the 
shore which is marked no. 1, and thence runs from the shore 
through the first flat to a marked oak tree in the cripple bush 
(Creupel Boss) which is marked no. 1 ; and the person to whom 



1 Manuscript mutilated. The deed from the Indians, dated July 26, 1683, 
printed on p. 195-97, conveyed the land to Cornelis van Dyk, Jan Janse 
Bleeker, Peter Phil : Schuyler and Johannes Wendel, but the patent of 
November 4, 1684, adds the names of Dyrick Wessell, David Schuyler and 
Robert Livingston, who, it says, are equally concerned in the purchase of 
said tract of land. 



34^ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

falls lot no. i may take his homestead in lot no. 2 on the wood side, 
it being understood that he who draws no. 2 shall have the first 
choice of a homestead and then no. 1 shall take but one morgen 
for his homestead, with the express condition that if no. 1 does 
not build on this morgen of land, no. 2 shall keep it till no. 1 builds 
thereon and uses it for his homestead. 

Lot no. 2 begins at the post on the shore where no. 1 ends and 
runs northward up along the river across a little kill to a tree on 
the side of a still water (Doove kill) marked no. 2, and extends 
therefrom into the woods. 

Lot no. 3 begins at the boundary of no. 2 and runs along the 
river northward to an oak tree on the shore marked no. 3 and 
thence straight across the land into the cripple bush by an ash tree 
also marked no. 3. The person who gets no. 3 shall have the priv- 
ilege of taking his homestead within the limits of no. 4 by the viss- 
kill (fish kill) in the same way and on the same conditions as no. 
1 with regard to no. 2 and not otherwise, it being understood that 
he must remain one hundred rods south of the homestead of no. 4. 

Lot no. 4 begins where the land of no. 3 ends and runs north- 
wards to the visskill. 

Lot no. 5 contains all the land lying to the north or on the other 
side of the visskill away up as far as the rights extend, to which 
is joined the marsh (vley) on the west shore between the still water 
and the land now laid out in lots. 

Lot no. 6 begins at the great kill on the east shore where the 
watershed (water sheydingh) is to the north and extends along 
said great kill on the east shore to the rift and thence southwards 
down the river to a kill known by the name of Meesen kill, where- 
to shall belong (because the lot is small) two flats below no. 7, the 
one flat lying over against lots nos. 2 and 3 and extending there- 
from southwards down the river to a flat to us known by the name 
of the Eelants (Elk's) flat, which flat is also comprehended in no. 
6 and lies on the east bank about halfway between the land the 
marsh (vley) with all the foreland (avance) that lies between lot 
no. 7 and the aforenamed Eelandts flat. 

Lot no. 7 begins on the south side of Meesen kill and compre- 
hends the whole flat that lies in one piece extending down the 
river, embracing the woods and the cripple bush lying therein and 
ends on the south end at a little kill next to a cripple bush. 

It is to be observed that all the land embraced and mentioned 
in the patent of Saraghtoge granted to us, the undersigned seven 
partners, under date of November 4, 1684, and which is not men- 



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 349 

tioned and expressed in the seven allotments aforesaid shall remain 
and be in common, always with the understanding that each [part- 
ner's claim] shall extend two hundred rods behind his land into 
the woods, of such width as his lot is, except that one shall be free 
to cut and haul timber and fire wood outside another's homestead 
and fences without hindrance or molestation by anyone. 

The persons who draw nos. 6 and 7 on the east shore shall have 
the right of a common road over the arable land on the west shore 
where it shall be judged to be most convenient by the seven part- 
ners; likewise, the man who shall dwell over the visskill (fish kill) 
shall have a right of way according to decision as above. 

The allotment was made by means of seven tickets in a hat which 
were drawn without fraud or deceit by the children of the seven 
partners as follows : 

Lot no. 1 was drawn by Peter Schuyler 

Lot no. 2 was drawn by Jan Jansze Bleeker 

Lot no. 3 was drawn by Dirk Wessells 

Lot no. 4 was drawn by Johannes Wendel 

Lot no. 5 was drawn by Robert Livingston 

Lot no. 6 was drawn by David Schuyler 

Lot no. 7 was drawn by Cornells van Dyk 

It is agreed by the aforesaid seven partners that if hereafter the 
Indians should make any claim to the land, no matter whose lot or 
land it may be, the seven partners, or their heirs or assigns, shall 
equally bear and pay for the same and no one shall pay more than 
another. Thus done and performed without fraud or deceit, where- 
with we declare that we are altogether well satisfied, in Albany the 
15th of April 1685, in the presence of Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr 
Richard Pretty as witnesses called hereto. 

Was signed : 

Pieter Schuyler 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 
As witnesses : Dirck Wessellse 

Marten Gertsen Johannes Wendel 

Rich d . Pretty Rob t . Livingston 

Davidt Schuyler 
Cornelis van Dyck 



[End of volume 3 of Deeds] 



DEEDS I678-1704 351 



DEEDS, VOLUME 4 

Deed from Wouter Uythoff and Elisabeth de Lendt (van der 
Linden) to Claes Laurence Purmerent for farm No. 10 and a 
corner lot in the village of Schenectady 

[35] 'Know all men by these presents that Teunise Cornells 
Swert in his lifetime received and obtained a certain parcel of 
land at Shinnechtade marked n 1 . 10, lying over the Third kill, to 
the east N°. 9 and N°. 6, to the west N°. 9 and N°. 8, south of the 
kill, 2 to the river south by west four and sixty rods, comprising four 
and twenty morgens, five hundred and seventy-six rods according 
to the Dutch patent thereof, granted by the late Governor Peetrus 
Stuyvesant of date the 16th of June 1664, and confirmed by the 
Governor Rit[c]hert Nicolls according to patent of date the 15th 
January 1667. Likewise the magistrates of Shinnechtady have 
conveyed and made over to the behoof of Elysabeth van der Linde, 
widow of the late aforesaid Teunise Cornelise Swert, in the name 
of her second husband Jacob Meuse Vroman, a certain corner lot in 



1 The following pages contain, besides Professor Pearson's translations of 
the Dutch documents in volume 4 (or D) of Deeds, copies of a few English 
bonds and memoranda which were appended to these Dutch documents and 
which were needed to make the record of the transactions complete. The 
remaining portions of the volume, which are in English, have been omitted, 
hence the lack of sequence; in the original page numbers inserted in the 
text. The volume is lettered on the back " 1688-1708," and the first page is 
headed : " In the Name of God amen Record of Conveyances and Mortgages 
of houses & Lands in y e . Citty and County of Albany Begunn P mo . January 
i68f." The first deed is dated December 21, 1688, recorded January 1, 1685, 
and the last deed September 26, 1705, sworn to September 28, 1705, but there 
are a few documents of earlier date than the one first recorded and two 
receipts respectively of May 1, 1707, and May 1, 1708. Moreover, at the end 
of the volume, there are five pages of proceedings of the Court of Sessions 
for the town and county of Albany, of March 3, 168*, and June 2, 1685, which 
like the majority of the deeds are in English and have not been included in 
the present publication. 

2 N°. 10: gelegcn over d'Derde Kill, beoosten N°. o en N°. 6 bewesten 
No. 9 en N°. 8 Suyt vant Geberghte, which in the confirmatory patent of 
Jan. 15, 1667, reads : " over ye 3 d Creek or Kill markt w th . N°. 10 to y e East 
of N°. 9 & N°. 6 to ye west of N°. 9 & N°. 8. to y e South of y e Hills." About 
this farm N°. 10, see Jonathan Pearson. History of the Schenectady Patent, 
p. 67-68, where the date of the patent is by mistake given as January 16, 1667. 



35 2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the village of Shinnectady lying over against the Blockhouse (to wit 
the Church), in length two hundred feet and in breadth one hun- 
dred and seventy feet, having to the south and west the streets and 
to the east Jan Labathe, according to conveyance of date the 7th 
of February 1685; an d whereas the aforesaid Elysabeth van der 
Linde some time before her second marriage with Jacob Meuse 
Yrooman, deceased, bought out all her children procreated by the 
aforesaid Teunise Cornelise Swart with regard to their father's 
patrimonial estate, therefore the aforesaid Elysabeth van der Linde 
has sold all the aforesaid farm lands with the said lot and the 
house, barn and ricks, etc., thereon standing to Claes Laurence 
Purmerent 1 for the sum of five hundred and forty beavers, except- 
ing that her son Esias Swert from the aforesaid land is to have 
[36] forever and as an estate of inheritance a small parcel of land 
in the corner where in the year 1681 pease were sown, all according 
to contract of sale thereof dated the 30th of June 1681. For 
which parcel of land, lot, house, barn, ricks, etc., the aforesaid Claes 
Laurence Purmerent the aforesaid five hundred and forty beavers 
has fully paid; therefore Wouter Uttenhoffe and his present wife 
Elisabeth van der Linden aforenamed have granted, conveyed and 
made over, as they hereby do grant, convey and make over, to 
Claes Laurence Purmerent the said farm lands and the lot whereon 
the house, barn and ricks stood in real and actual possession for- 
ever and as an estate of inheritance to the behoof of the afore- 
named Claes Laurence Purmerent, his heirs, administrators, or 
those who hereafter wholly or in part may receive his claim, to dis- 
pose of said farm lands and lot and the right and title thereof 
according to their pleasure, promising the same to warrant and 
defend from all claims and demands from whomsoever it may be, 
for which the aforesaid grantor and his wife bind their persons 
and estates, real and personal, present and future, nothing ex- 
cepted, submitting the same to all courts and judges and in acknowl- 
edgment of the truth hereof they have signed and sealed the same on 
this twenty-fifth day of April, at Xew Albany, in the fourth year 
of their Majesties' reign, William and Mary, King and Queen of 



1 Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Van der Yolgen " while in 
the History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 67, 173. he calls him " Claas 
Laurense Van Purmerend (alias Van der Volgen)." Purmerend is a city 
not far from Edam in the province of North Holland. 



DEEDS I6/S-I704 353 

England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defenders of the Faith, 
Anno Domini 1692. 

Signed, sealed and N. B. That the eldest son of Elisabeth 

delivered in pres- van d r . Linden, procreated by her first hus- 

ence of band Teunis Cornelise Swart, the afore- 

Paulus Martense said purchase of land under date of the 

Johannes Glen 30th of June 1681 and also the above con- 

veyance approves of and confirms forever 
and ever and in acknowledgment of the 
truth thereof has signed and sealed this 
with his own hand 

Was signed: Cornelis Swart (L. S.) 
Wouter Uythoff (L. S.) 
Elisabeth de Lendt (L.S.) 

Recorded 7 January 169I 



Grant of water rights on Beaver kill from the deacons of the 
Dutch Reformed Church at Albany to Melgert Wynantsen 
van der Poel 

[52] Know all men by these presents that we, the undersigned, 
Hendrik van Renselaer and Anthony van Schaik, deacons of the 
Nether-Dutch Reformed Church of Albany, declare that by virtue 
of a certain grant which the deacons of this church received from 
the Hon. Mayor Pieter Schuyler, dated the 4th of October 1689, 1 
they have thereof sold and conveyed, as hereby they do convey, to 
Melgert Wynantsen van der Poel and his heirs the water rights 
on the Bevers kill below the falls where his sawmill now stands, 
to maintain a sawmill there, together with one morgen of land adja- 
cent thereto on the north side of the kill, [to have and to hold the 
same] forever, with this reservation that the aforesaid Melgert van 
der Poel and his heirs or assigns must pay as rent to the ruling 
deacons of this church two beavers in boards and four boards more, 



1 This grant was from the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of Albany 
to the deacons of the Nether-Dutch Reformed Church for " a Certain fall 
of waters for a Saw mill upon y e Bevers Creek Commonly knowne by y e 
name of y e fall of y e Bevers Creek together with ten acres of Land adjoyning 
to said fall on y e north of the Creek." It is recorded in English in Deeds, 
4:14. 



354 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

yearly, forever. Hereto we bind ourselves and our successors, 
having signed and sealed this with our own hands in Albany, the 
9th of March 169I. 

Was signed: Hexd k . van Renselaer (L. S.) 
Anthony v: Schaik (L. S.) 

Signed and sealed 
in presence of 

Johannis Roseboom Record d . by 

Johannis Cuylcr Rob t . Livingston, Jun r . 

Bond of Cornells Dyckman to Cornells van Dyck, mortgaging 
Dyckman's land at Canistigione (Niskayuna) 
[74] Know all men that I, Cornells Dykman, dwelling at Cani- 
stigeone, acknowledge that I am honestly and truly indebted to 
Cornells van Dyk, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns 
in the exact sum of two hundred and six guilders in beavers, which 
sum aforesaid I, the aforenamed Dykman, promise to pay with in- 
terest according to law in January in the year one thousand six hun- 
dred and eighty-six and seven ; as security for which I, the afore- 
said Cornells Dykman, bind and mortgage my land lying at Kani- 
stigione heretofore bought of Dirk Hesseling to the aforesaid Cor- 
nelis van Dyk, his heirs and administrators or any one of them, the 
same to be at any time declared forfeited ; thus done without fraud 
or deceit according to all laws in the year one thousand six hun- 
dred and eighty-five in the first year of his Majesty's reign, James 
the Second by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France 
and Ireland, in presence of two credible witnesses, with his own 
hand signed and sealed December 20th, 1685. 

Was signed : 

Cornellis Dykman (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of 
Ry nier Barents 
Gerr*. Lansing 

Receipt by Hendrick van Dyck, eldest son of Cornells van Dyck, 
deceased, for seven pounds paid by Johannes Dyckman on 
account of the bond given above 
I underwritten Hend : van dyk Eldest sonne' and heir of Mr 

Cornells van dyk late of y e Citty of Albany Deceased and moreover 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 355 

atturney made by y e Tutors and oversiers 1 (appointed in y c s d . De- 
ceased's Last will and Testament) to Receive all such summe and 
summes of money as are due owing to the Estate of s d . Deceased 
doe [therefore] 2 acknowledge to have Received of Johannis Dyck- 
man sonne of y e abovenamed Cornells Dykman y e summe of seven 
pounds Currant money of this Province upon account of y e above 
Mortgage and Doe further hereby stopt y e Interest of the above 
Mortgage from y e Date hereof to y e arrivem*. of s d . Corn : Dyk- 
man hier or at alongs 3 to p mo . Novemb. next Ensueing In witnesse 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand in Alb. this 14 th of Aprill 
1701 4 

H v DYCK 

Memorandum of assignment of the mortgage given above 

Alb: y e 15 th of Decemb. 1701 
Then appeared M r . Joh s . Abeel and produces an assignm 1 . of 
hend: van dyk in quality as above written who thereby assigns and 
setts over unto y e said Joh s . Abeel all y e Right title & Intrest which 
he y e said van dyk hath or ought to have to y e abovewritten mort- 
gage as by said assignment in y s . book on folio 226 more at Large 
doth appear 5 

Rob t . Livingston Jun r . D CI. 

Bond of Philip Philipsen de Moor to Anna Cuyler whereby said 
de Moor mortgages his farm called De Willigen at Schenec- 
tady together with satisfaction of said mortgage 
[81] Know all men that I, the undersigned Phillip Philipx d'Moor, 
of the county of Albany, acknowledge that I am honestly indebted 
to Anna Cuyler, widow of the late Hendrik Cuyler, for goods re- 



1 Overseers. 

2 Thus in the original, meaning that the word "therefore" should be 
omitted. 

3 Read : " at the longest." 

4 This receipt and the following memorandum were written in English. 

5 This assignment, duly recorded in Deeds, 4 -.226, as above indicated, is in 
English and dated the 13th of December 1702. It is accompanied by a 
certificate of Ph. Livingston, clerk, dated March 6, i73t» stating that an 
original assignment was produced to him, executed by Christophel Abeel, son 
of John Abeel, deceased, Goose van Schaick, who married one of the 
daughters of said Abeel, and Rutger Bleeker, attorney to the executors of 
said Abeel, dated the 14th of February 17W, whereby they made over to 
Cornells van Dyck of the city of Albany the contents and their interest in 
the above " surrender " and also produced an original discharge and acquit- 
tance from said Cornells van Dyck for the consideration money in full for 
the mortgage executed by Cornelis Dyckman, recorded on folio 74 of the 
same book. 



356 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ceived and debts assumed for Lea, widow of Claes Willemsen 1 
altogether in the sum of eight hundred and eighty-five guilders 
and three stivers seawan ; likewise I acknowledge that by a rinal 
settlement of accounts I owe Pieter Luykasse, free negro of N. York, 
for wages earned by him three hundred and eighteen guilders sea- 
wan, amounting with the above written altogether to the sum of 
one thousand, two hundred and three guilders and three stivers, 
which aforesaid sum of / 1203:3 I promise honestly to pay to the 
aforenamed Anna Cuyler, her heirs, or the bearer hereof. Hereto 
I bind my person and estate, specially my farm land above Schan- 
hegtade called De Willigen [the Willows], 2 comprising about twenty 
morgens, and that nothing thereof shall be sold before said entire 
debt shall have been paid, for which I further bind my heirs and 
administrators. Thus with my own hand signed and sealed in 
Albany, this 26th of May 1693. 

The mark P P and seal of Phil: 
Philipse (L. S.) 

Signed and sealed in 
presence of 
M: Creiger 
Stevanus Grocsbeek 

Albany y e 14 th of Aug st 1706 

I underwritten doe acknowledge to have Rec d . of Ph: Phillipse 
the summe of seven pounds nineteen shillings Curr l money of 
n : yorke which is the Remaind r . due by y e above mortgadge & all 
payd & satis fyed Rec d . my me 

Johaxxis Cl'yler, Ex''.'' 

Deed from Wouter Aersen to Johannes Cuyler for a house and 
lot outside the north gate of Albany 
[97] Know all men by these presents that Wouter Aersen Ra- 
maker, 4 late of the city of Albany, declares that he has conveyed 
as he hereby does convey in true, rightful and free ownership to 
Johannes Cuyler of the aforesaid city of Albany a certain house 
and lot at Albany without the north gate, having to the south the 
lot of'Barent Bratt, heir of Jan Janse Noorman, deceased, and to 
the north the house and lot of Hillegont, widow of Ryck Claesen; 



1 Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Van Coppernol." 

2 About this farm see Professor Pearson's History of the Schenectady 
Patent, p. 70, 167, 183, 185. 

3 The original of this satisfaction is in English. 

4 Meaning " wheelwright," not " sashmaker." as Professor Pearson trans- 
lates the variant form Raemmaker in Early Records of Albany, v:i84. 



DEEDS 1678-I/O4 357 

which he does by virtue of a patent granted to him by Governor 
Rich 1 '. Nicolls, deceased, dated May 18, 1667, 1 in breadth to the 
west on the street four rods English, being three rods, 10 feet, 8 
inches Rhineland measure, and also by virtue of a conveyance to 
him given by Sweer Teunissen van Velsen, dated June 12, 1678, 2 
in breadth six rods, 2 feet and 6 inches, together ten rods, one foot 
and two inches ; to the east ten rods, seven feet and two inches ; 
in length to the south (between the street lines of the houses, front 
and rear) eight rods and a half and to the north eight rods nine 
feet and a half Rhineland measure ; and that free and unincum- 
bered, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, 
giving therefore full power to the aforenamed Johannes Cuyler, his 
heirs and administrators to do with and dispose of the aforesaid 
conveyed house and lot as he might do with his other effects, de- 
fending said Johannes Cuyler and his successors from all trouble 
and claims either in or out of court in any manner, binding him- 
self thereto as by law provided. Thus with my hand signed and 
sealed in New York this 2d of November 1696. 

Was signed: 

The mark -f- and seal of Wouter Aer- 
sen, made with his own hand (L. S.) 
Grietie Wouter (L. S.) 

Signed and sealed 
in presence of 
Leonard Lewis 
J oh: Groenendyk 

Recorded in Albany y e 16 th of Ap 1 . 1697 by 

R T . Livingston Jun r . 



1 This was a confirmation of the ground brief granted by Stuyvesant to 
Jacob Symonsen Klomp, dated October 25, 1653, and made over by Klomp 
to Aertsen on November 9, 1655, for a house and lot in Beverwyck " having 
to the South Wynan van d'Poole to the West a certain way to the North 
Jan Jansen Cuyper and to the East the Waggon way, conteyning in length 
tenn Rod three foot & in breadth foure Rod. Together with another Lott 
of Ground, & a Garden lying by the Lott: N°. 27. being in Length seaven 
Rod, & in breadth five Rod lying upon a square." 

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 :i84-8.S. 



35§ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Mortgage by two Mahican Indians of their land at Schaghticoke 
to Robert Sanders 
[108] We, the undersigned, Gekameek and Massehaes, Mahikan- 
der Indians, acknowledge and declare that whereas we are indebted 
to Rob*. Sanders in a considerable sum in beavers, as appears by his 
books, we bind to him all our right and title [to land] which we have 
at Skachkook, which shall have effect till we have paid him in full 
and if the city of Albany shall happen to buy said land, then Rob 1 . 
Sanders shall be paid the just value of the land as it shall then be 
bought by the city. In witness of the truth of which we have signed 
this with our hands on the 18th of September at Albany 1686. 

This is X the mark of Gekameek 
This the mark X of Massehaes 
As interpreters of the above: 

Abraham Schuyler 
Abraham Cuyler 

In my presence, Jan Becker, Notary Public 
Recorded in Albany this 10 th day of May 1698. 

Power of attorney from Margareta van Slichtenhorst, widow of 
Philip Schuyler, deceased, to Willem Banken (Banker), mer- 
chant at Amsterdam 

[109] Appeared before me, Dirk Wessells, mayor of the city of 
Albany, lying in the province of New York in America (olim 
N: Nederlant), the worthy Madam Margareta van Slichtenhorst, 
daughter of the late Brant Aertse van Slichtenhorst, widow of the 
late Phillip Schuyler, deceased, assisted by Mr Evert Banken, her 
chosen guardian and tutor in this matter, who, being qualified by 
the will of her husband deceased to dispose of the real estate de- 
volved upon her by inheritance from her father deceased, declared 
that in the best and most effectual manner possible according to law 
she had constituted and appointed, as she, Madam Margareta van 
Slichtenhorst, hereby does constitute and appoint, the Honorable 
Willem Banken, merchant at Amsterdam, her attorney, in her, the 
principal's, name and on her behalf to convey and make over her 
interest in a certain property and estate lying in the province of 
Gelderlandt, one of the seven provinces of the United Netherlands, 
in the jurisdiction of Niewkerk in the Veluwe, called Gyse West- 
phalinx estate, lying at Slichtenhorst, with its high and low lands, 
sowed and arable lands, together with all the fens, growing timber, 
buildings and all the appurtenances, rights and claims thereof, noth- 



DEEDS 16/S-I704 359 

ing excepted ; consent and approval to ask where and in such way 
as shall be proper, and furthermore all other things to do and to 
perform which she, the principal, if she herself were present, accord- 
ing to the nature of the estate might and could do and perform, and 
to call two or more sealers thereto who are freeholders in the 
Veluwe, with power to substitute one or more persons ; promising 
to hold as good, binding and valid whatever shall be done in this 
matter by the aforesaid attorney, under promise of guaranty and 
indemnity as by law provided. In witness of the truth of which I, 
the undersigned mayor of the city of Albany, and two aldermen 
of the court of the same have signed these with the principal and 
issued thereof an authentic instrument bearing the seal of this city 
and the signatures and caused the same to be recorded by our secre- 
tary at the requisition as above. Done in Albany in America on 
the eleventh day of May 1698. 

Maergrita van Slychtenhors 

Dirck Wessells, Mayor 

Jan Vinhaegell, Alderman In my presence, 

Jan Lansingh, Alderman Rob t . Livingston 



Agreement between the heirs of Maria Damen and the represen- 
tatives of her surviving husband Cornelis van Nes in regard to 
the release of the latter's interest in his wife's estate 
[111] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, and in presence of the 
honorable magistrates of the said jurisdiction, Mr Gerritt Banker, 
husband and guardian of Elisabeth van Eps, and Mr Marte Cregier, 
husband and guardian of Jannetie Hendriks, both sons-in-law of 
the late Maria Dame, deceased, undertaking [also] for Jan van Eps, 
son of said Maria Dame, deceased, at present at Shinnechtady, of 
the first part, and Hendrik and Gerrit van Ness, attorneys for their 
father Cornelis van Ness, of the second part, who declared that in 
all love and friendship they had contracted and agreed with each 
other in regard to the buying out of said Cornelis van Ness's interest 
and claim in and to the estate of his late wife Maria Dame, in man- 
ner following. 

First, Hend k . and Gerrit van Ness declare that by virtue of a 
power of attorney from their father Corn : van Ness they renounce 
and absolutely relinquish the whole estate, as well real as personal, 



360 EARLY RECORDS OF ALMA XV 

rights and claims, which they hereby make over with all the profits 
and losses thereto appertaining to the said Mr Gerrit Banker, hus- 
band and guardian of Elisabeth van Eps, Air Marte Cregier, hus- 
band and guardian of Jannetie [112] Hendrikse, both daughters of 
the late Maria Dame, deceased, and to Jan van Eps,- son of the 
said Maria Dame, deceased, for the sum of five thousand seven hun- 
dred guilders in seawan, to be paid with beavers or wheat at sea- 
wan prices, in three instalments, to wit: one just third part in 
January or February A . 168^, one just third part in January or 
February 168^, and the last third part in January or February 
A°. i6Sf , for the punctual payment of which sum of /5700 seawan 
at the times aforesaid Mr Gerrit Banker, Mr Marte Cregier and 
Jan van Eps bind themselves jointly and severally as principals. 

As regards the debts and credits contracted and given during the 
marriage of Cornelis van Ness and Maria Dame, they shall be for 
the profit and loss of Mr Gerrit Banken, Mr Marte Cregier and 
Jan van Eps, to be collected and paid in full without the children 
of Cornelis van Ness by virtue of their power of attorney aforesaid 
meddling therein in any way ; on the contrary, the debts and credits 
made by Cornelis van Ness before his marriage with said Maria 
Daeme, deceased, shall be for the profit and loss of said Cornelis 
van Ness without the children of Marie Daeme, deceased, having 
anything to do therewith. 

It is further stipulated that Cornelis van Ness within the time of 
eight days shall surrender and give possession of the entire estate 
aforesaid to Mr Gerrit Banker, Mr Marte Cregier and Jan van 
Eps, they giving him a proper outfit of clothing, bed and bolster 
with their appurtenances, his Bible and ropemaker's tools and espe- 
cially an extract from his account book showing all claims and obli- 
gations made and executed before the marriage with Maria Daeme 
which will be of service to him in the collection and payment of all 
debts and credits as specified above ; and furthermore Cornelis van 
Ness reserves to himself the real estate possessed by him before 
his marriage, hereby annulling the force and effect of the will made 
by Corn: van Ness and Maria Daeme under date of the 29th of 
April 1677, excepting that the provision remains intact that each 
party, viz, the children of Maria Daeme for their mother, and 
Cornelis van Ness for himself, shall bear and pay each his or their 
[113] share of the debts contracted before the marriage and neither 
shall be asked or holden to pay the other's debts. With all of 
which the parties mutually declare that they are satisfied, the said 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 361 

Cornells van Ness having thereby completely sold out his interest 
in the estate aforenamed. For the performance of what is herein- 
before written the parties in the capacities aforesaid mutually bind 
their respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all lords, courts 
and judges. Done in Albany on the 7th of July 1681. 

Gerrit Ban ken 
M : Cregier Junior 
Hend : van Ness 
Gerrit van Ness 



Cornells van Dyk 
Dirk IVessells 



In my presence, 

R T . Livingston, Secretary 



Recorded in Albany 
ye jtjth f August 1698 

p. Rt. L. J*. 

Release of all demands from the sons of Cornells van Nes to the 
heirs of Maria Damen 

To all men to whom this present writing shall come, Hendrik 
van Ness with his two brothers Gerrit and Jan van Ness, sons of 
Cornelis van Ness, send greeting. Know ye that we the aforesaid 
Hendrik, Gerrit and Jan van Ness by virtue and authority of a cer- 
tain writing or power of attorney to us given by Cornelis van Ness 
our father, of date the 25th June 1681, have contracted and agreed 
with the surviving children and heirs of Maritje Dame, deceased, 
in her lifetime the wife of said Cornelis van Ness, in regard to 
the -right and claim which said Cornelis van Ness had or might assert 
to the estate and that for the sum of five thousand and seven hundred 
guilders in seawan, as by said contract at large appears ; the re- 
ceipt of which aforesaid sum from the hands of Jan van Eps, Gerrit 
[114] Banker and Marte Cregier, son and sons-in-law of the afore- 
said Maritie Daeme, deceased, we, the undersigned Hendrik, Gerrit 
and Jan van Ness thankfully acknowledge, with which aforesaid 
sum of five thousand seven hundred guilders seawan received by us 
as above we acknowledge ourselves in the name of Cornelis van 
Ness fully satisfied and paid and we therefore clearly and absolutely 
acquit and release the aforesaid Jan van Eps, Gerrit Banker and 
Marte Cregier, their heirs, executors and administrators of every 
part and parcel thereof, promising to free them from all trouble 



362 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and claims which might be set up by the aforesaid Cornelis van 
Ness, his heirs, executors and administrators. 

In witness whereof the aforesaid Hendrik, Gerrit and Jan van 
Ness have set their hand and seals hereto in Albany on the twenty- 
fourth day of March anno 168; in the 3d year of his Majesty's 
reign. 

Hend: van Ness (L. S.) 
Gerrit van Ness (L. S.) 
Jan van Ness (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and 
delivered in presence of 
Dirke W ess ells 
Hcnderick Cuyler 

Recorded y e 15 th of August 1698 

Agreement between the heirs of Maria Damen respecting the 
division of her property 

On this day, the 5th of August 1686, Marten Cregier of the one 
part and Gerrit Banker, having also power of attorney from Jan 
van Eps, jointly of the other part, have in all love and friendship 
agreed, covenanted and contracted with each other in form and man- 
ner following : 

First, in respect to the house and lot of the aforesaid Cregier, 
standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, wherein Jeronemues 
Wendel now dwells, which aforesaid house and lot now absolutely 
belongs to the said Cregier alone, without the aforesaid Banker or 
the aforesaid Van Eps, jointly or severally, having the right to make 
or cause to be made any further claim thereto, the aforesaid Banker 
[115] and the aforesaid Van Eps promise that the said house and 
lot shall be conveyed to the said Cregier free and unincumbered, 
by virtue and according to the contents of the lawful patent thereof. 

Second, respecting a certain considerable sum of three thousand 
and five hundred guilders Holland money at present in the hands of 
Mr Abel d'Wolf, merchant at Amsterdam in Holland, the said sum 
of / 3500 being money left as an inheritance and bequest to the 
aforesaid Cregier's wife Jannetje by her father Hendrik Andriesen, 
deceased, and her mother Maritie Damen, deceased, only mother of 
the aforesaid Van Eps, the aforesaid Banker's wife Elisabeth and 
Jannetie aforesaid, wife of the said Cregier, it is agreed that of said 
sum of / 3500 Holland money the aforesaid Cregier or his order 
shall draw and receive, in lieu of his aforesaid wife's father's inherit- 
ance as well as of her aforesaid mother's inheritance, the sum of 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 363 

one thousand seven hundred and fifty guilders Holland money, with 
this reservation or condition that all the expenses which may be 
made or incurred in Holland in connection with said sum shall be 
chargeable to the aforesaid Cregier, the aforesaid Banker and the 
aforesaid Van Eps, to wit, to each a just third part, wherewith the 
aforesaid Cregier, as well for himself as for his wife aforesaid 
completely waives and relinquishes their right of inheritance in the 
aforesaid sum of / 3500 Holland money, with promise of the afore- 
said Cregier and his wife aforesaid nevermore to do nor cause to 
be done anything contrary hereto in any manner. 

Third, as to the estate in this country left by the aforesaid Maritie 
Damen, deceased, mother of the aforesaid Van Eps, Elisabeth and 
Jannetie aforesaid, therein shall each participate and share to the 
same extent whenever the parties shall proceed to the division and 
settlement thereof. Furthermore, the parties shall adjust and settle 
among themselves their private accounts, both those between them- 
selves and those concerning the estate and of the expenses which 
[116] have been made and incurred in this country each party shall 
bear his own share. 

In confirmation of all that is hereinbefore written and for the full 
performance and execution of the same, the parties mutually bind 
their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subjecting 
the same to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and furthermore 
before and in presence of Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van 
Dyk, called hereto as trustworthy witnesses, they have signed and 
sealed these with their own hands, without fraud or deceit. Thus 
done in Albany on the date above written. 

M: Cregier (L. S.) 
Gerrit Banken (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Dirck Wessells 
Cornelis van Dyck 

Recorded y e 15 th of August 1698 

Deed from Mohawk sachems to Reynier and Jan Quackenbos for 
land at Kanistagajoene (Niskayuna) 
[172] Know all men by these presents that we, the undersigned, 
Roode and Sagodiogquisax, both sachems of Cagnewage and Cana- 
gere, being also empowered to act for Thodorasse, declare that we 
have heretofore sold and granted a certain parcel of land of wood- 
land, which parcel of woodland we are now inclined to convey, be- 



364 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

cause we are old people and it may perhaps be a long time yet before 
we have a governor general in the land, owing to which unfortunate 
absence of the governor general no grant can now be had ; therefore, 
we declare that we have sold, granted and conveyed as we hereby do 
sell, grant and convey to Rynier and jan Quackenbos, or their heirs, 
a certain parcel of woodland lying on the Kanistagajoensse river, 
beginning at the old marked black bark oak tree where Claes van 
Bockhoven's claim ends, which tree stands on the side of the afore- 
said river, running thence from the river to another white bark oak 
tree which is marked with the wolf, standing near the dwelling of 
jan Quackenbos aforesaid, being by estimation about two thousand 
paces long and so far into the woods northward as all the other 
neighbors have privilege ; for which aforesaid parcel of woodland 
we acknowledge that we have been fully paid and satisfied, desiring 
therefore furthermore that when a governor general shall have ar- 
rived it may please his excellency to grant a patent for the aforesaid 
parcel of woodland to the aforesaid Reynier and Jan Quackenbos, or 
their heirs. In witness whereof we have subscribed this with our 
own hands and marks and sealed in Albany this 25th of September 
1689. 

Was signed : 

The mark X of Roode, made with his 

hand (L. S.) 
These marks X were X made by 

Sagodiogouisax with his own hand' 

(L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of 
P r . Schuyler, Justice 
Dirk Wessells, Justice 

Recorded y e 4 th Sep 1 ". 1700 

Contract of sale of a house and lot in Albany between Douwe 
Aukes and Jean Rosie 

[176] We, the undersigned, Douwen Aukas * of Shanheghtade 
village and Jan Rosie of Albany city, acknowledge that we have 
agreed with each other as follows, to wit : 

D. Aukas aforesaid acknowledges that he has sold and J : Rosie 
that he has bought the seller's house and lot standing and lying here 
in Albany city aforesaid between the houses of Willem Hogen and 



1 Intended for Douwe Aukes, that is, Douwe. the son of Auke, both Douwe 
and Auke being distinctly Frisian names. About him see Jonathan Pearson, 
History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 83-^5- 



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 365 

Mr Jacob Staets, as broad as the drip on both sides now lies, in 
length to the Rutten kill, for the sum of one hundred and thirty- 
five beavers in money, in two payments, the first payment, the half, 
on the first of May 1699, and the other payment on the first of May 
anno 1700, when the seller promises to deliver a proper deed to the 
buyer or his heirs. Hereto the contracting parties bind their 
persons, estates and heirs. Thus with their own hands subscribed 
and sealed in Albany this 10th of January 169' f. 

Dowe D:A Aukas (L. S.) 

Jan * Rosie (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of 
J oh: Cuyler 
Carel Haensen 

Recorded y e 18 th Sep r . 1700. 

Marriage contract between Jan Hendricksen van Salsbergen and 
his son-in-law Richard More 

[179] Know all men by these presents that Jan Hendrikse van 
Salsbergen, dwelling in Claverak in the county of Albany, of the 
one side, and Richard More, now in Albany, now having entered 
into wedlock with Geesie Janz, daughter of said Jan Hendrikse, [of 
the other side], therefore that said Jan Hendrikse and Richard 
More with each other have agreed and contracted in manner and 
form following: namely, that the said Jan Hendrikse van Sals- 
bergen conveys and makes over to the said Richard More in con- 
sideration of his marriage with his said daughter his certain bow- 
ery being and lying at Claverak, with his house, barn, orchard, cattle, 
horses and hogs, and all that belongs thereto, as the same lies in- 
closed and by Jan Hendrikse is possessed, which the aforesaid 
Richard More shall receive after the death of the said Jan Hen- 
drikse and Jannetie Janz : his wife, excepting four cows and ten 
horses, viz, six mares, two stallions and two geldings, which must 
then be divided between him and the other three children, to wit, 
Hendrik, Harme and Luykas Janz van Salsbergen. 1 For which the 
said Richard More promises the said Jan Hendrikse and his wife, 
now his father-in-law and mother-in-law, during both their lives to 
abide with them and honestly, truly and uprightly them to maintain 

1 According to a note in Early Records of Albany, 1 :93, Jan Hendricksen 
van Salsbergen married twice ; first, Emmeke Lucasse, and secondly, January 
30, 1693, Tanneke Janse, widow of Ryk Riddersen. It is also stated that he 
had four sons : Jan, Lucas, Henrik, and Harmen, who settled in Claverack 
or Kinderhook, and had families, with the exception perhaps of the first. 
Jan Hendricksen probably came from Salzbergen, a town in Hanover, close 
to the Westphalian border, in Germany. 



366 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in all that is needful and with good obedience them to serve, for 
\\ Inch he shall have from this time for his use the aforesaid bouwery, 
etc. Furthermore, after the death of said Jan Hendrikse and his 
\\ tfe it is his will and desire and he therefore conveys and makes over 
to the said Richard More and- Geesie, his wife, the real just fourth 
part of his whole estate as well of land as otherwise, being and lying 
at Claverak aforesaid, which shall be divided with the said Jan 
Hendrikse's aforesaid three children, whereof the said Richard More 
shall have the preference and first choice, with the understanding 
that the aforesaid conveyed bouwery shall be therein included, to 
wit, in his fourth part. In acknowledgment of the truth, the parties 
have signed and sealed this with their hands in Albany, the second 
day of November in the 12th year of his Majesty's reign, A 1700. 
his 
Tax X Hexrikse van Salsbergen (L. S.) 
mark 

Richard More (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of 
Jacob Tuke 
R f . Livingston Jun r . 

We, the undersigned, acknowledge that we have received of Rich- 
ard More the full contents of the above marriage contract and dis- 
charge the aforesaid Rich d Moore from all claims and demands 
from us and our heirs. Which we witness in Albany the 10th of 
October 1707. 

his 

HENDRICK X VAX SOLSBERGE 

mark 
his 
Harme X van Solsberge 

mark 
Hend: Hansen in behalf of the children 
of Luykas Van Salsberge 

Acknowledgment by Douwe Aukes of the final payment by 
Andries Davidsen for a parcel of arable land at Schenectady 
sold to his father David Christoffelsen and promise to deliver 
a conveyance 

[181] Know ye that I, the undersigned, Douwen Aukas of 
Shinnechtady in the county of Albany bought in Albany A . 16S1, 
Aug. 22, at public vendue of the heirs of Maritie Damen, deceased, 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 367 

etc., executed by Johannis Provoost, then vendue master, a certain 
half lot of arable land which I afterwards sold and delivered to 
David Christoffelsen (for the sum of one hundred and five beavers 
value) being and lying at Shinnechtady aforenamed between the 
land of Jan Baptist van Eps and the land of the heirs of Jacob 
Sand. Glen, at present in possession of Claes van Petten, and 
whereas according to my best knowledge there was still coming to 
me four beavers or something more or less, I have on the date 
hereof received four beavers in money by way of final payment; 
I therefore promise to do my further duty to demand a conveyance 
thereof from said Jan Baptist van Eps and Evert Banker and 
Martin Cregier, heirs of Maritje Damen aforenamed and so soon 
as the same is received to deliver a proper conveyance of the 
aforesaid half lot of land to Andries Davidson, son and heir of said 
David Christoffelsen, deceased. 

Hereto I bind my person and estate, heirs and administrators, 
thus with my hand signed and sealed in Albany, May 1, 1700. 

Was signed : 
The mark D A and seal of Douwen 
Signed, sealed and de- Aukas, made with his hand (L. S.) 

livered in presence of : 
Ryer Shermerhoorn 
Jonas Dow 
Johannis Cuyler 

Recorded the 31 th : Decern 1700 

Release by Anna Cuyler, widow of Hendrick Cuyler, of her in- 
terests in a garden lot to the south of the city of Albany con- 
veyed by her late husband to the city magistrates 

Know ye that Hendrik Cuyler, in his lifetime burgher and in- 
habitant of Albany, A . 1686, before the obtaining of the charter 
of Albany city, released a certain garden lot to the magistrates 
of Albany aforenamed, lying in the great pasture of the Church of 
Albany to the south of said city, being by Pieter Hartgers in his 
lifetime made over to the aforesaid Hend : Cuyler by the pur- 
chase of a certain house and lot (conveyed the 24th April 1667) ; x 
and whereas the honorable consistory of said church desire a 
written release, therefore I, the undersigned Anna Cuyler, widow 
and administratrix of the aforenamed Hendrik Cuyler, deceased, 
of N : York City, confirm what was done in the matter by him, 
the said Hend : Cuyler, and for the behoof of the aforesaid Church 



See Early Records of Albany, 1 '.421. 



368 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

consistory forever I have signed and sealed this with my oldest 
son Johannis Cuyler thus in N: York, May 24, 1700. 

Anna Cuyler (L. S.) 
Johannis Cuyler (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed in 

presence of 
Johannis . Ibeell 
Harp*. Jacobsen 

Recorded the 31 st of Decemb 1 ". 1700. 

Quitclaim deed from the heirs of Teunis Dircksen van Vechten 
to the Dutch Reformed Church of Albany for a parcel of ground 
in the great pasture of said church to the south of the city 

[182] Know all men by these presents, that I, the undersigned, 
Dirk Teunisen van Vechten, eldest son and administrator of my 
father Teuniss Dirksen, deceased, declare that I and my brothers 
Cornells and Gerrit Teunise and Sister Pietertie, wife of Myndert 
Fredriksen, have sold and released to the honorable consistory of 
the Xether Dutch Reformed Church of Albany a certain parcel of 
ground which our father aforenamed long before this purchased 
at vendue, lying in the great pasture of the aforesaid church to 
the south of this city of Albany, between the place of the old fort 
and the house of Pieter Bogardus, for which ground (as an ac- 
knowledgment) we have received three silver punch bowls, each 
of seven and a half pieces of eight and Gerrit for his fourth a 
silver beaker, together thirty pieces of eight current money of this 
province ; we therefore release the aforesaid ground and all further 
claims which by reason of our father aforesaid we may have had 
in said great pasture and fully make over the same to the behoof 
of the consistory of the aforesaid church now and forever, bind- 
ing ourselves as by law provided. Thus signed and sealed in 
Albany, June 29, 1700. 

Was signed : 

Dirk Teunisen (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed in the 

presence of 
Johannis Roscboom, aid: 
Evert Wendel, aid : 
Johannis Cuyler 

Recorded y e 31 th Dec. 1700. 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 369 

Deed from Johannes Appel, attorney of his father Adriaen Jansen 
Appel van Leyden, to the Dutch Reformed Church at Albany 
for a parcel of ground in the great pasture of the church to the 
south of the city 

[183] Know all persons by these presents that I, the under- 
signed, Johannis Appel, specially empowered by my father Adriaen 
Appel (otherwise Adrian Jans van Leyden), acknowledge that for 
and in consideration of ten pounds, ten shillings, current money of 
this province to my content received from the honorable consistory 
of the Nether Dutch Reformed Church of Albany, and the further 
payment herewith of the remainder of a certain obligation, due 
from Jan And r . Dow to the deacon dated March 6, i68f, in the 
principal sum of one hundred and eighteen gilders with the full 
interest thereof, I have sold and hereby convey to the consistory 
aforesaid a certain lot of ground lying in the great pasture of 
the aforesaid consistory, to the south of the city of Albany, between 
the place of the old fort and the house of Pieter Bogardus, in 
breadth front and rear five rods and eight feet, in length fourteen 
rods, according to patent of Gov. Petrus Stuyvesant of date Dec. 
16, 1654, confirmed by Gov. Rich d . Nicolls of date May 22, 1667, 
in which confirmation is inserted another lot of ground five rods 
broad and seven rods long, and if the same lies also in the great 
pasture aforesaid it is included herein, as by contract of sale of 
date April 18, 1700, conveying all absolutely to the behoof of the 
consistory now and forever, binding myself thereto as by law 
provided. 

Thus signed and sealed in Albany November 1, 1700. 
Was signed : 

Joanis Appel (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and de- 
livered in presence of 
Johannis .Cuyler, justice 
Peter van Brugh 

Recorded the 31 th December 1700 

Deed from Jacob Jansen van Noortstrant to the Dutch Reformed 
Church of Albany for a lot in the great pasture of the church 
to the south of the city 

[184] Know all men by these presents that Jacob Janse van 
Noortstrant of Albany, acknowledges that heretofore he sold to 
Jacob Tysen van der Heyden in his lifetime a lot for a garden, 
lying within the limits of the city of Albany in the great pasture 



370 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of the consistory of Albany aforesaid, bounding now on the garden 
of the heirs of Jacob Schermerhoorn, deceased, and the little 
pasture of Robert Sanders and Johannis Beekman, by allotment 
X ". 19, in breadth four rods and a half rod, length six rods and a 
half; and whereas there was never given any conveyance for the 
aforesaid lot, therefore Anna, widow of said Jacob Tyse van der 
Heyden, (in consideration of another garden lot conveyed this 
day by the deacons of the church of Albany to said widow's son 
Dirk van der Heyden, lying on the plain behind the fence of Mar- 
selis Janz, deceased), has requested him to convey the aforesaid lot 
to said deacons, as he hereby does convey the aforesaid lot to 
Johannis Cuyler and Evert Banker, deacons of said church, with 
all his rights therein, conveying the same by virtue of a certain 
patent to him granted by the late Governor Petrus Stuyvesant of 
date the 25th of October 1653, 1 to which reference is herein made, 
acknowledging furthermore that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor and therefore giving full power to said deacons -and to 
their successors to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as 
they might do with their other property, and that forever. Thus 
signed and sealed with my own hand in Albany, December 1, anno 
1700. 

Was signed : 
Jacob van Xoortstrant (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and de- 
livered in presence of 
Daz'id Schuyler, alderman 
Johannes Bratt 

Recorded y e 31 st December 1700 

Inventory of the estate of Sybrant van Schaick 
[187] Inventory taken at the house of Elisabeth van der Poel, 
widow of the late Air Sybrant van Schaik, 2 master brewer of this 
place, on the 20th of May, 1686, at New Albany. 

1 The record of this patent, like that of all other patents of 1652 and 1653, 
is lost and there seems to be no confirmatory patent for the property. 

2 Sybrant van Schaick was a son of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick. who in 
the accounts of the colony of Rensselaerswyck is entered under date of 
April 8, 1637, as " Goosen gerretsz van westerbroeck." Though there is a 
place by the name of Westerbroek (also called Westbroek) in the province 
of Groningen, it is likely that Goosen Gerritsen came from Westbroek. a 
village about three miles north of Utrecht, and that he was related to 
Gerrit van Schaick, a brewer at Amersfoort, who between 1547 and 1579 
repeatedly was chosen as councilor, schepen and burgomaster of that city, 
the same as Aert, Jacob, Willem and Hendrick van Schaick, or van Schaeck, 
during the following century. See Van Rensselaer Bonier Mss. p. 758, 
811-12. and Abraham van Bemmel, Beschryving van de stad Amersfoott, 
2 083-633- 



DEEDS 16/8-I704 37I 

Beavers 
The brewery with its belongings, the house and lot 

by her now occupied f 4,000 

A piece of land lying at Kinderhoek in joint 

ownership with Mr Pieter Shuyler 400 

A negro, negress and child 1,040 

Two horses and a cow and 1 fat beast 2^2 

Seven hogs 72 

One log chain and 1 scythe and 2 axes 28 

Two horse hames and two bridles 24 

A saddle and 1 riding cushion [pillion] 12 

For Goose 1 a pair of pistols with holsters 32 

A sword and belt for Goosen 

A good gun and two old ones 40 

A cane and two slates 8 

Five earthern platters and 3 earthen mugs 13 13 

Two hats 20 

A round wooden box 2 

A clothes brush . .- 2 

Two earthen cups 1 

A bed pan 6 

A looking glass 14 

A punch bowl 8 

A little trunk to keep papers in 6 

A portmanteau 2 

A clothes chest 10 

A small pine clothes press 28 

Amounting with the principal to / 6,040 13 

[188] Two wooden benches and a baby walker. 5 

Five large chairs and 2 little ones 5 

One cradle 2 

A small cupboard and a large cupboard 8 

Three water pails 10 

Two kettles 13 

Four iron pots, large and small 18 

A copper stewpan 16 

Two small copper gravy pans 5 

1 Goose van Schaick. 



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EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Two small brass scales and i skimmer / 

Eleven pewter platters 

Twenty-five pewter plates 

Two pewter bowls 

Two pewter bottles 

Two pewter mustard pots 

A pewter salt cellar and one earthen ditto 

A pewter nursing bottle and 14 pewter spoons. . 

A copper funnel 

A pepper box and 1 tin funnel 

A tin kettle 

A large stone jug and 1 two-quart can 

Three pewter pints and two 
pewter cans 

A pewter and an earthen 

chamber pot 

A small box with needles 

A pair of boots 

A meat tub and a pork barrel 

Five butter tins and a churn 

A pair of tongs and shovel 

Two pairs of andirons. ) 
An iron hearth plate. . f 

Two Bibles 

A church service book with silver trimmings. . . . 



This reckoned 
under pewter 
above 



96 



12 

16 

14 

8 

6 

48 

32 

28 



Amounting with the principal to / 6,387 13 



[189] Seven hand books small and large, 
A half pound of sewing and stitching silk. 

A quarter [pound] of candle wick 

A marking iron 

A gridiron and small trivet 

Two chimney chains , 

An empty brandywine cellar with bottles . . 

Four glass bottles 

Five earthenware pots 

A saltbox and pepper box 

A pothanger and pancake pan 

A cot 

Two beds and two bolsters ) 
Seven pillows and 1 cushion \' ' 



3 

1 
6 
6 

160 



17 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 373 

Nine bed covers and a white spread / 56 

Two curtains for the bedstead 16 

Two bedsteads 22 

An iron stand 9 

Three linen chimney valances 4 

A sewing basket and a sewing cushion 1 

A chopping knife and a flat iron 5 

A brass mortar | 

Two small tin baskets y" 

A cotton sanitary belt 2 

Three black dresses for the children and 1 hat . . 40 
Twelve children's shirts, large and small ) 
Four shirts somewhat larger j 
Some neckcloths and bands for the children j 
Some children's linen caps and the silk cap i 

Twenty men's and women's large shirts 70 

Twenty-two Osnabriick towels 7 

Six napkins 2 

A white tablecloth and two colored ditto 2 

Six pairs of white pillowcases 24 



Amounting with the principal to / 6,906 10 

[ igo] Light bed sheets 36 

Seven pairs of men's undersleeves 



One dozen white nightcaps 

Twenty-five women's caps 20 

Ten neckkerchiefs without lace 12 

And two ditto with lace 20 

One large white linen neckkerchief with lace ) 
And two black silk ditto y" 

Six white aprons without edging ) 
And 2 ditto with edging j ' ' 

A black Tours [grosgrain] apron 9 

Sixteen white linen neckcloths ) 

Two dozen pocket handkerchiefs j ' ' 

Eight white linen hoods ) , 

Seven pairs women's undersleeves \ 

One pair of man's white linen breeches and 



One ditto of unbleached linen 

Six pairs of children's linen undersleeves, old 

Five white linen children's aprons 



374 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Sixteen children's caps ) 

Four children's white linen hood- j 
Three children's neckkerchiefs "j 

Ten women's neckcloths I 

Three children's tuckers 

Two fans 

N. B. A little coral chain 1 for Catie 

Four children's neck cloths , 

A red silk ensign with gold and silver fringe. 

Nine silver spoons f lbs 

N. B. A silver bell and chain for Goosen 

N. B. A silver medal and chain for Catie] 

A silver hair pin and headdress 

A silver knife and silver toothpick 

A silver braid and some buttons J 

A box with ribbons , 

A box with seawan, pipes and checkers 

Two silver beakers and a punch bowl 



48 
56 



28 



Amounting with the principal to / 7,360 



[191] A gold signet and a gold ring 

A small piece of gold and silver 

A pair of silver trouser buttons 

Three black aprons 

A white and green apron 

A red serge petticoat 

Two crape bodices, 1 colored, 1 black 

A black silk bodice 

A pair of white and a pair of blue stockings 

A white under-waistcoat 

A pair of colored and a pair of man's black 
worsted stockings and two pairs of gloves, a 
pair of white thread woman's gloves 

A black cloth mantle 

Two men's black coats, 1 black breeches and 1 
doublet 

Two man's colored cloth coats and 1 breeches . . . 

Two pairs of gold buttons 

A pine dining table 



32 
20 
4 
32 
24 
16 
16 

32 



40 

40 

16 

16 

2 



90 10 



1 Brant korale ketentie; meaning either a necklace of special coral, or 
else an amber bead chain. 



DEEDS I 678- I 704 

A pair of chamois skin breeches and 1 serge un- 

der-waistcoat with silver buttons / 4 

Three table knives 1 10 

Two tuns of strong beer 26 14 

100 lb shot 18 

One child's white spread 6 

A parcel of silver buttons 7 13 

A parcel of swaddling cloths 16 

Amounting with the principal to. / 7,7^7 l 7 

The above is the whole account and inventory of 
the estate (except the book debts and credits) 
Was signed : 

. Lysbet van der Poel 
The value of the effects was appraised and agreed 
upon as above, by us, 

LlVINUS VAN SCHAIK 

Anthony van Schaik 
Jan Lansingh 
Lysbett van der Poel 
In my presence, 

/: Becker, Notary Public 



375 



Agreement between the widow of Sybrant van Schaick and the 

guardians of his minor children in regard to said children's 

paternal inheritance 

[192] On this date, the first of June, at New Albany 1686, being 
in the second year of the reign of our sovereign king of Great 
Britain, James the second of that name, Elysabeth van der Poel, 
widow of the Sybrant van Schaik, of the one side, and 
Anthony van Schaik, Jan Lansingh and Livinus van Schaik, as 
guardians authorized thereto by the court of this place, upon state- 
ment and inventory and appraisal of all the property, both lying 
and standing, real and personal, debts and credits, have in all love 
and friendship agreed with each other in regard to the apportion- 
ment of the property among the children, to wit, Gose aged about 
nine years, Catharyna aged about seven years, Anthony aged about 
five years and Gerrit aged about two years. 

Each of the aforesaid children shall receive for his or her 
paternal inheritance sixty good, salable beaver skins, at eight 



376 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

guilders beaver value apiece ; furthermore, the aforesaid Gose and 
his sister Catharyna shall each receive five beaver skins of the 
value above named coming from their late uncle Gerrit van Schaik ; 
furthermore, Gose shall receive two pistols with holsters coming 
from his grandfather Goosen van Schaik, also a sword and baldric, 
a silver rattle bell and a silver chain coming from his grandfather 
Teunis van der Poel; also for Catharyna a silver medal and silver 
chain coming from her grandmother Catharyna van der Poel and 
a coral chain ; which aforesaid monies and goods the aforesaid 
Elysabeth shall pay to the aforesaid children to each in particular, 
when they shall come to maturity or enter into wedlock and fur- 
thermore a proper outfit as the aforesaid mother shall then in 
conscience think fit. 

Furthermore, all the aforesaid children and each in particular 
shall participate in the inheritance which may come to her, Elysa- 
beth, hereafter from her side to the same extent as each of those 
children who hereafter may be borne by her in lawful wedlock 
and in the meanwhile the aforesaid Elysabeth shall be holden the 
aforesaid children during their minority to provide with food, 
[193] clothing and proper education, and also to have them learn 
some honest art or handicraft thereby in after times to earn their 
living, and furthermore to do all things as an honest and faithful 
mother is bound to do. Furthermore if one or more of the afore- 
said children happen to die under lawful age then his or their por- 
tion shall go to the other child or children. Also as about two hun- 
dred beavers of book debts are found which the savages or Indians 
owe, on which at present little can be counted, the aforesaid 
mother binds herself to pay to the aforesaid children the just half 
of what shall be received therefrom. Also, if there happen to be 
found debts and credits without this jurisdiction, they shall inure 
to the profit and loss as well of the mother as of said children. 

For the just performance of what is above written, the afore- 
said Elysabeth van der Poel specially binds her house and lot lying 
in this city, now occupied by her, and also the brewery with the 
ground whereon it stands and all its appurtenances, and further- 
more her person and estate, nothing excepted, [submitting the 
same] to the control as by law provided. 

And whereas the contracting parties herein mentioned are well 
satisfied with all that is hereinbefore written, therefore they each 
for himself for the just performance of the same, bind their per- 
sons and estates, subject to the laws thereto provided and have 



deeds i 678- i 704 377 

without craft or guile subscribed with their own hands and sealed 
this at the house of the aforesaid Elysabeth, datum ut supra. 



Witnesses : 






Lysbett van der Poel 


(L. 


S.) 


Dirk Tcunise 






Anthony van Schaik 


(L. 


S.) 


Ben: van Corlaer 






Livinus van Schaik 


(L- 


S.) 








John Lansingh 


(L- 


S.) 


In my presence, 


J- 


Becker 


, Notary Public 







Marriage contract between Bennony van Corlaer and Elisabeth 
van der Poel, widow of Sybrant van Schaick 

[194] In the name of the Lord, Amen. 

Know all men whom it concerns, that on the second day of the 
month of June, at New Albany 1686, being in the second year of 
the reign of our sovereign king of Great Britain, James the second 
of that name, Bennony van Corlaer, young man and present bride- 
groom of Elysabeth van der Poel, widow of the late Sybrant van 
Schaik, who left behind four children by her to whom yesterday 
was apportioned their father's estate as by the settlement thereof 
appears ; which widow is now minded to enter into wedlock for 
the second time ; therefore, before entering into the same they have 
caused this their marriage contract to be drawn up, as they do 
hereby, in manner following: 

First, the parties bring together all monies, goods, claims and 
credits, nothing excepted, which they have individually, the same 
to be possessed by them in common. 

Second, the monies and goods which the bride during marriage 
may receive by inheritance and if she happen to die during the 
marriage before her future husband, her aforesaid four children 
shall participate in equally with the other children who during 
the marriage may come to be lawfully procreated. 

Third, the aforesaid Elysabeth during marriage happening to 
die before Bennony, he shall release the just half of the whole 
estate and property to the behoof of the children aforesaid and 
those whom they may have together in order to let each of the 
said children participate therein equally with the others, but the 
clothes and all that belongs to the bride's body shall be for the 
children alone, the bridegroom retaining and keeping whatever 
belongs to his body, and the household furniture and effects shall 



378 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

also be set aside and remain in the full possession of the survivor. 
The bride being the survivor of the two shall remain in possession 
of the whole estate and effects, without interference by anyone 
whomsoever or anyone demanding security, much less the delivery 
of an account and inventory thereof during the time of her widow- 
hood, but again entering into wedlock she shall also release a just 
half, but the clothing, household furniture and chattels shall go as 
was said of the bridegroom above. 

[195] Furthermore, the bride shall have the power to choose 
guardians as she pleases. Also, the survivor remains holden to 
bring up honestly according to their estate and condition the 
children which are now living and which may yet by them together 
come to be procreated, until their maturity, and also to cause them 
to learn some honest trade whereby afterwards to earn their living. 

This the aforesaid bridegroom and bride declare to be their 
earnest and deliberate will and promise the same faithfully to 
perform, submitting themselves hereby to all courts and judges and 
have in witness of the truth subscribed this with their own hands 
and sealed it at the house of the aforesaid bride standing in this 
city, on the date above written, in the morning about nine o'clock. 

Lysbet van der Poel (L. S.) 

BENNONY VAX CORLAER (L. S.) 

Witnesses : 
Livinus van Schayk 
Dirk Tennisc 

In my presence, 

J. Becker, Notary Public 
Recorded by R T . Livingston Jun r . D.Cl. 

Release by Goosen van Schaick of his paternal inheritance 

I, the undersigned, Goosen van Schayk, eldest son of Sybrant 
van Schaik, deceased, of the city of Albany, acknowledge hereby 
that I have received from my step-father Bennony van Corlaer 
in full satisfaction of my paternal inheritance the sum of sixty 
beavers in money together with what was further apportioned to 
me in the settlement between my mother Elysabeth and my guard- 
ians dated the 1st of June 1686, and I therefore release my afore- 
said step-father and said mother from all further claims with 



deeds i 678- i 704 379 

regard to the aforesaid inheritance. Thus subscribed with my own 
hand and sealed at Albany this 1st of January 170?. 

Was signed : 
Goose van Schayk (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuylcr, alderman 
Adryaen Quackenbos 
Andries Cooyeman 

Release by Adriaen Quackenbos of his wife's paternal inheritance 

[196] I, the undersigned, Adriaen Quackenbos, as husband 
and guardian of Catharyna, daughter of Sybrant van Schaik, de- 
ceased, of the city of Albany, acknowledge hereby that I have 
received from my wife's step-father Bennony van Corlaer in full 
satisfaction of her paternal inheritance the sum of sixty beavers 
in money together with what was further apportioned to her by 
the settlement between her mother, my mother-in-law, Elisabeth, 
and my wife's guardians, dated the 1st of June 1686, therefore I 
release our step-father and aforesaid mother from all further 
claims with regard to the aforesaid inheritance. Thus with my 
own hand signed and sealed in Albany, this 1st of January 170?. 
Was signed : 

Adryaen Quackenbos (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuyler, alderman 
Goose van Schaik 
Andries Koeyemans 

Release by Bennony van Corlaer to his step-son Goose van 
Schaick of his third interest in land at Kinderhook purchased 
by Col. Pieter Schuyler, Sybrant van Schaick and Jan Tysen 
Goes 

Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned, Bennony 
van Corlaer, of the city of Albany, declare that in consideration of 
a certain sum of money I have partly sold and furthermore given 
to my step-son Goose van Schaik, eldest son of my predecessor 
Sybrant van Schayk, deceased, my right in the land heretofore 



380 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

bought by Col. Pieter Schuyler and my predecessor aforesaid with 
Jan Tysen Goes, lying at Kinderhoek near Pompoenick, on the little 
kill, by the claim of Maj r . Jan Hendrikse Bruyn, in the county of 
Albany, according to patent thereof in the hands of said Col. Pieter 
Schuyler. I therefore hereby fully relinquish my said rights, to 
wit. the first third part of the land and rights in said patent and 
conveyance thereof, to the said Goosen van Schayck, his heirs and 
administrators forever, binding thereto my person, heirs and ad- 
ministrators. Thus with my hand subscribed and sealed in Albany 
the first of January 170 f . 

Bexxoxy Corlaer (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
JoJiannis Culver, alderman 
Adryaen Quackenboss 

Record[ed] y e I st Jan>\ 170 J 

Bond of Bennony van Corlaer to Barent Pietersen Coeymans 
mortgaging his house and brewery in Albany 

[197] Know all men by these presents, that I, the undersigned, 
Bennony van Corlaer, of the city of Albany, acknowledge that my 
predecessor Sybrant van Schayk, deceased, remained indebted to 
Barent Pieterse Koeyman of Albany county in the sum of two hun- 
dred and sixty-six guilders in beavers with the interest at six to the 
hundred yearly, by obligation of date the 6th of November 1685, 
and also by entry in the book of said Van Schayk written with his 
own hand. Also, I acknowledge that I am indebted to said Bar: 
Koeyman in the sum of thirty-seven pounds, twelve shillings, ten 
pence for wheat heretofore received, likewise the remainder of 
interest thereon reckoned from the 25th of May 1694, amounting 
to six pounds, five shillings ; furthermore that I have now received 
the sum of thirty pounds current money of this province, being in 
payment of the remainder on the (former old house and) lot brought 
by my aforenamed predecessor of Major Abraham Staets, deceased, 
and in payment of the remainder to Goosen and Catharyna, two 
children of lawful age of my wife Elysabeth van der Poel, according 
to her settlement with the guardians of date the 1st of June 1686. 

Which above written obligation and the debt by me made, being 
the principal sum of sixty-seven pounds, twelve shillings and 10 
pence current money aforesaid- with interest thereon at six to the 



DEEDS I 6/8- I /O4 381 

hundred yearly, I honestly promise to pay to the abovesaid Barent 
Koeyman, his heirs and administrators, likewise the aforesaid six 
pounds, five shillings at the time when my aforenamed wife's 
youngest child by her first husband shall become of age and not 
before; binding hereto my person and estate, specially my house 
and half interest in the brewery, with all the ground thereto belong- 
ing, standing and lying here in Albany city aforesaid between the 
house of said Abraham Staets's widow Catryn Jochims and the 
house of Juriaen van Hoesen, [promising] that nothing thereof 
shall be sold before and until said whole debts and interest shall 
be paid, always with this understanding that in case said mortgaged 
house and lot should be sold before the coming of age as aforesaid 
then the aforesaid debts and interest shall be at once paid out of 
the proceeds. 

Whereto I further bind my heirs and administrators. Thus with 
my own hand subscribed and sealed in Albany this first of January 
170^. 

Was signed : 

Bennony v: Corlaer (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuyler, alderman 
Goose van Schayk 
Adryaen Quackenboss 

Recorded p m0 . January 170° 

Decision of referees in the matter between Geurt Hendricksen 
and Barent Albertsen Bratt of Half Moon in regard to the 
fencing of their respective lands 

[200] Memorandum that on the 5th of June 1683 the Court 
ordered the following decision to be recorded, which as it is not 
found under its date of September 16th, nor yet in any other place, 
is therefore here recorded as follows : 

We, the undersigned, having been appointed by the Court to 
decide the dispute between Geurt Hendrikse and Barent Albertse 
Bratt, residents of the Halve Maen, in regard to their fences, pur- 
suant to the order of the Court dated June 5, 1683, therefore now 
judge and find that each shall fence his own land, that is, that Geurt 
shall fence his land on the main shore and that Barent Albertse 
likewise shall have to fence his island and that if any loss come to 



382 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

him by the trespassing of either Geurt's or other people's cattle, he 
must suffer the same and also make good the damage done by him- 
self or his men to any cattle, in so far as the same is due to his 
land not being fenced, and all this according to his offer. Done in 
Albany, the 16th of September 1683. 

Was signed : Marte Gerritse 

Hendrik van Ness 
Upon collation this is found to agree with the original. 
Quod attestor, 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 
Recorded y e 21 st of Feb. 170$ 

Agreement between Geurt Hendricksen and Barent Albertsen 
Bratt in regard to the fencing of their lands at Half Moon 

[201] Know all men by these presents that we, the undersigned, 
Geurt Hendriksen of the Halve Ma en in the county of Albany, and 
Barent Albertsen Brad of the city of Albany, neighbors as to lands 
in the Halve Maen aforesaid, declare that we have agreed with each 
other in love and friendship as follows, to wit : Respecting the 
fencing of their lands in the aforesaid Halve Maen, namely, that 
they shall maintain the partition fence on the division line of their 
lands in common, and instead of Barent Bratt's being obliged to 
fence his island according to the decision of the 16th of September 
1683, recorded in the Secretary's office, he shall now build a fence 
of one hundred and forty rods in length around the arable land of 
Geurt Hendriksen, at the north end, where it shall be indicated, and 
maintain a sufficient fence, the water fence to be made there to be in 
common, as short or as long as shall be required, and each to keep 
his pasture inclosed so as to be tight against cattle, forever. 

As to cattle belonging to one party which may trespass upon the 
other's land, each party shall be holden to look out for and prevent 
this, and whenever this shall happen, said cattle shall be driven 
away without being injured, and they shall thus warn each other as 
neighbors in the spirit of friendship ought to do ; wherewith the 
aforesaid decision relating to the fencing of said island shall now be 
annulled, the parties promising that they will lawfully perform the 
above agreement and contract, each with regard to his own part 
thereof. 

Binding hereto our persons and properties, heirs and adminis- 
trators, we have respectively signed and sealed this with our own 



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 383 

hands in Albany, this 21st of February and in the twelfth year of 
his majesty's reign Annoq. Dom. iJo\ 
Was signed: 

Geurt Hendriksen (L. S.) 
Barent X Albertsen Brad (L. S. ) 
his mark & seal 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuyler, Justice 
Anthony Bratt 
Jacobus Schoonhoven 

Deed from Willem Teller, Senior, to his son Johannes Teller for 
land at Schenectady 

[209] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned, 
Willem Teller, senior, of N : York City, in consideration of the fact 
that in the year 1690 my son Johannis Teller's cattle, household 
goods, etc. at Schinnechtday were destroyed by the enemy from 
Canada and he was carried away captive, whereby his family was 
impoverished, and for other reasons me thereto moving, declare that 
I have sold and conveyed, as I hereby do convey, to my aforenamed 
son Johannis certain farm lands with all the right and title thereto 
as he occupies and possesses the same, lying at Schanh : aforenamed 
in the county of Albany, comprising two lots of arable land, the 
first lying between the lands of Evert van Eps and Isaac Switts 
which he lately bought of the heirs of Maritjen Damen, deceased, 
and the second lot between Hendrik Brouer with Tryntic Pieterse 
Borsboom and the heirs of Barent Jansen, deceased, at the rear end 
of the arable land, each lot being accounted twelve morgens or 
thereabouts ; likewise a house and lot in the village of Schanh : 
aforenamed between the heirs of Pieter Jacobse Borseboom and 
Rynier Schaits, deceased, with a lot of pasture land containing two 
and a half morgens or thereabouts between Adam Vroman and 
Tryntic aforenamed, extending to the Maquas river, and also a 
garden lot over the mill dam in the low ground between Harme 
Vedder and Claes Purremerent, all in size according to the patent 
or other writings thereof, whereto reference is herein made ; all 
which shall be delivered to said Joh : Teller ; giving therefore 
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the abovesaid Johannis 



384 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Teller, his heirs, administrators and assigns, to do with and dispose 
of the farm lands, etc., as afore specified as he might do with his 
other effects, forever, with this understanding that the same shall 
devolve upon the children of the aforenamed Joh : Teller, to be made 
over to son or sons with such compensation or satisfaction to the 
daughters as he in conscience shall find to be proper ; promising the 
aforenamed lands and rights aforesaid to warrant and defend from 
all trouble and claims which may hereafter arise ; whereto I further 
bind my person, heirs, administrators and assigns forever, under 
submission as by law provided. In confirmation of which I have 
with my own hand subscribed and sealed this in Albany this 20th 
of June and in the twelfth year of the reign of King William, over 
England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the faith, 
Annoq. Dom. 1700 



William Teller (L. S.) 



Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Wessell ten Brook, alderman 
Johannis Cuyler 



Albany 1/01 aprill the 22. th 



Then appeared before me Johannis Bleeker Esq. Justice of y e 
peace Joh: Cuyler afores d . and Declared upon oath on y e Holy 
Evangelist the signing sealeing & Delivering of these presents by 
William Teller aforesaid as his voluntary Act & Deed to y e use 
aforementioned. 

Sworne before me 

Johaxxis Bleeker, Justice 
Recorded in Albany y e 22 th . of aprill aforesaid 

Deed from Jan Verbeeck to Wouter Storm Brad alias Wouter 
van der Zee for a house and lot in Albany 

[210] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned, 
Jan Verbeek, formerly magistrate of Albany city, declare that I 
have sold as I hereby do sell and convey to Wouter Storm Brad 
alias Wouter van der Zee said Jan Verbeek's house wherein he now 
dwells together with the lot and the adjoining alley of five feet, 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 385 

lying here in Albany on the Brouwers straet, 1 between the house of 
Marten Gerritse, deceased, and the heirs of Rynier Schaets, de- 
ceased, which lot is fifteen feet and some inches broad in the rear, 
the breadth in front on the street being that of the house and alley 
aforesaid, length on the north side eight rods and six feet and 
furthermore as it lies fenced (acknowledging that he has received 
therefore to his full satisfaction the sum of seventy-five beavers, to 
wit, forty-five pounds current money of this province), which he 
does by virtue of a patent from Governor Richard Nicolls dated the 
26th of April 1667, 2 being also specified in a special mortgage on 
said house and lot dated the 17th of February i68f, giving there- 
fore full power to said Wouter van der Zee and his heirs to do with 
and dispose of said house and lot according to his pleasure, for- 
ever. In confirmation of which I have hereto set my hand and seal 
in Albany this 19th day of February in the tenth year of his 
Majesty's reign A . 169*. 

his 
Jan X Verbeek (L. S.) 
mark 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Dellius 
P r . Schuyler 

Deed from Cornells Vynhout and Jacquemyn, his wife, to 
Lowies Viele for land at Schenectady 

[215] Know all men by these presents that Cornells Vynhout and 
Jaquemyn, his wife, of Ulster county, declare that by virtue of the 
conveyance from the trustees 3 of Shinnechtady in Albany county 
granted to the aforesaid Jaquemyn, late widow of Pieter Cornelise 
Viele, deceased, dated the 12th of December 1684 (which Bennony 
Arentsen, 4 her late second husband, left to her on the 29th of April 
1690) and in consideration of a certain counter writing executed on 



1 Now Broadway. 

2 On this date Jan Verbeeck received a confirmatory patent upon a con- 
veyance made to him by Dirck Bensick and Harman Jacobsen Bombus 
[Bamboes], bearing date the first day of May 1657, for " a certain House and 
Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany conteining in breadth on the 
west side fifty seaven foot, and on the East forty seaven foot and a halfe 
wood measure with the Fence as it then lay in breadth, & so to stretch along 
the Fence in Length as in the Groundbriefe is sett forth." 

3 g erne ens mannen. 

4 Bennony Arentsen van Hoeck. 



386 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the date aforesaid 1 by her son of her former marriage Lowis Vieie, 
they have sold as they do sell and convey to him nineteen morgens 
of land and eighty-two rods on the second flat on the other side of 
the Maquas river, provided he pay every year a skipple of good 
winter wheat for every morgen, to be delivered to the receiver at 
Schinnechtady aforesaid, to commence on the 12th of December 
1699, and also pay all the village taxes and furthermore with the 
understanding that if said Lowis Viele or any of his heirs wish to 
sell the aforesaid land, the trustees shall have the first choice, but 
not being able to come to any agreement with them, he shall be free 
to sell the same to whom he pleases, according to the contents of the 
above mentioned conveyance to which reference is herein made. 
In witness of the truth this is subscribed with their own hands and 
sealed in Kingstoune, the 12th of March iftrff* 

his 

Corxelis (X) Vynhout (L. S.) 
mark 
her 

Jaquemyn X Vynhout (L. S.) 
mark 
Sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuyler 
Barent van Benthuysen 

Recorded y e . 28 of may 1701 

Promise of Lowies Viele to pay to Cornelis Vynhout the sum of 
fourteen pounds and all the debts of his late father Pieter 
Viele and step-father Bennony Arentsen in consideration of 
the conveyance to him of certain land in Schenectady 

[216] Memorandum that Lowies Viele, of Schinnechtady in the 
county of Albany, in consideration of a certain conveyance by his 
step-father Cornelis Vynhout and natural mother Jacomyna on the 
date underwritten to him delivered for some land at Schinnechtady, 
acknowledges that he has undertaken to pay to said Vynhout the 
sum of fourteen pounds current money of this province within the 
time of three years and in default of which then interest also at six 
in the hundred yearly, the aforesaid debt being the half or there- 
abouts of what the abovesaid Vynhout has paid for his wife's sake 
to Rob'. Livingston, and promising furthermore also to pay all 



1 Thus in the original, but probably referring to the following bond of the 
same date as the present deed. 



DEEDS 1 6/8- 1 704 3$J 

debts of my late father Pieter Viele and step-father deceased 
Bennony Arentse until the wedding day of my mother with Cornells 
Vynhout aforenamed. 

Thus done in Kingstoune, this 12 th of March ifoa- 

his 
Sealed and delivered Lawais X Viele (L. S.) 

in presence of mark 

Dirk Wessels Vera copia 

Johannis Cuyler P r me 

Barent van Benthaysen R. Bleeker, CI. 

Recorded y e 2 d June 1701 
in Albany 

Bond of Ryer Schermerhoorn and Jan Wemp, in the name of the 
trustees of Schenectady, to pay the debts of the late Pieter 
Viele and Bennony Arentsen van Hoeck and of Jacquemyn 
Swart, wife of Cornells Vynhout 1 

Know all men by these presents that I Ryer Schermerhoorn & 
Jan Wemp of y e toune of Shinnechtady in Places Trusties in Be- 
halfe of y e toune aforesaid doe bynde ourselves heirs and assigns to 
pay or cause to be paid to all persones as shall Pretend to have any 
sume or sommes of money dues or Demands by fair account made 
in y e Citty and County of Albany by Pieter Viele Deceased, Ben- 
nony van hoek Dec d . or Jacomyntie Swart or Either of them untill 
y e marrige day of y e s d . Jaquemintie Swart with Cornells Vynhout 
of Ulster County wherefore wee y e s d . Ryer Schermerhoorn and 
Jan Wemp doe acknowledge to be Indebted as aforesaid and binde 
our selves heirs and assigns to pay or Cause to be paid to all such 
persones as afores d . as have any such pretence as aforementioned In 
witnesse whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and seales in 
Albany this 28 th day of June A . Do: 1701. 

Was signd 

Ryer Schermerhoorn (L. S.) 
Jan Wemp (L. S.) 

Signed & sealed 

in y e presence of 

Tho: Williams 

Volkert Symonse 



This bond was written in English. 



388 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale between Sybrant van Schaick and Tierk Har- 
mensen for Jan Gowen land north of the farm of the late 
Captain Schuyler 

[217] On this 20th day of January 168 * appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Elpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the hereinafter named witnesses, Sybrant van Schaik, of the 
one part and Tierk Harmense, of the other part, who hereby ac- 
knowledge that in love and friendship they have agreed and con- 
tracted in manner following, namely: Said Sybrant van Schaik 
acknowledges that he has sold and Tierk Harmense 1 that he has 
bought a certain piece of land called Jan Gowen land, 2 lying adjacent 
to the great marsh (valley) past the farm of the late Capt. 
Schuyler, which said land is delivered at once to the buyer accord- 
ing to the patent thereof, dated the 28th of September 1672, 3 signed 
by the Honorable General Francis Lovelace; for which the buyer 
promises to pay to the seller, or his order, the sum of four hundred 
and sixty good, merchantable inch pine boards, and to deliver said 
boards on the point near the Greene Bosch (pine woods), to wit, 
next May 1685 two hundred boards and the remaining two hundred 
and sixty to be delivered in May 1686. 

Hereto the contracting parties bind their persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, 
and have signed the original hereof (in presence of Harmen van 
Gansevoort and Mr Andries Teller, called as witnesses hereto) 
with their own hands in N : Albany on the date above written. 

Upon collation this is found to agree with the 

original remaining in my custody. 4 In N : Albany, 

the 20th of January i68f. 

Quod attestor 

Was signed : Adriaen van Elpendam, Not. Pub. 
Recorded in Albany y e 24 th of June 1701 

Receipt by Bennony van Corlaer for the payment for the land 
mentioned above, sold by Sybrant van Schaick to Tierk 
Harmensen 

I, the undersigned, Bennony van Corlaer, successor of Sybrant 
van Schaik, deceased, of the city of Albany, acknowledge that I 



1 Apparently Tjerk Harmensen Visscher. 

2 Meaning the land of Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer, alias Gow. 

3 No record of this patent is found. 

4 The original is in Notarial Papers, 2 :504. 



DEEDS I 6/8-1 704 389 

have received from Tierk Harmense the value of four hundred and 
sixty boards in payment for a certain piece of land called Jan 
Go wen land, lying adjacent to the great marsh (valley) beyond the 
farm of the late Capt. Schuyler in the colony of Renselaerswyk in 
the county of Albany, according to the patent thereof from the 
Honorable General Francoys Lovelace, deceased, dated the 28th of 
September 1672, by Sybrant van Schaik sold and delivered to Tierk 
Harmense aforesaid, as by contract of sale written by Adriaen van 
Elpendam, late notary public, dated the 20th of January i68£; 
therefore, I release the aforesaid Tierk Harmense and his heirs 
from all further demands respecting the aforesaid four hundred and 
sixty boards. Thus executed with my hand and seal in Albany, this 
24th of June 1 701. 

Was signed: 

B. Corlaer (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
J oh: Cayler, alderman 
Robert Livingston, Jnn r . D. CI. 

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Johannes Appel for a lot in 
Albany 

[221] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall 
come, Teunis Pieterse of the county of Albany sends greeting in 
our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consideration of 
the sum of ninety beavers current money of this county paid down, 
at and before the sealing and delivery of this by Johannis Appel, 
smith, burgher and inhabitant of the city of Albany, the receipt 
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part 
thereof, fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and frees 
him the aforesaid Johannis Appel, his executors, administrators and 
assigns, forever, and therewith acknowledges himself to be fully 
and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid Teunis 
Pieterse, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and con- 
firmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely 
grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the aforesaid 
Johannis Appel, a certain lot lying [222] in Albany whereon said 
Appel has built a new house, to the south of Harme Bastiaense and 
to the north of Claes Rotterdam, being in breadth in front on the 
street twenty- four wood feet and in the rear against the lot that 
heretofore Teunis Slingerlant owned also twenty-four wood feet; 
in length as well on the south side as on the north side six rods 



39° EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Rhineland measure, with all the profits, advantages and appurte- 
nances to said lot belonging or in any wise appertaining, together 
with all instruments, proofs and writings relating to and confirm- 
ing the whole of aforesaid or any part thereof ; which he, the 
grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given this day by 
Harme Bastianse, to which reference is herein made, to have and 
to hold the said lot with two and a half feet behind on the north- 
west corner of said lot away up the hill for an alley, together with 
all that thereto appertaining, to the aforesaid Johannis Appel, his 
heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in his or their quiet and 
free possession against all persons to warrant and by these presents 
forever to defend. 

In witness whereof Teunis Pieterse has hereto set his hand and 
seal in Albany this 12 th May 1685. 

Was signed : 

Teunis Pieterse (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Pieter Schuyler, Justice of the Peace 
Johannis Wendell, Justice of the Peace 

Recorded p m0 . Octob. 1701 

Bond of Johannes Appel to Marten Cregier of Canastigeone, 
with mortgage of said Appel's house and lot as security for 
the payment of money loaned to him 

[222] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned, 
Johannis Appel of the colony of Renselaerswyk in the county of 
Albany, hereby acknowledge that I have received of Mr Marten 
Cregier, of Canastagione in said county, the sum of fifty pounds 
current money of this province, upon interest for the term of two 
years, eight to the hundred yearly; which aforesaid sum of £50 
with the interest I promise honestly to pay again to the aforesaid 
Marten Cregier or to the bearer hereof, to wit, the first year's in- 
terest on the I st of October 1702, four pounds current money afore- 
said, and at the close of the second year, being the I st of October 
1703, the aforesaid principal sum of fifty pounds and the remain- 
ing interest thereon ; 

Hereto I bind my person and estate, heirs and administrators, 
and specially my house and lot standing and lying here in the city of 
Albany on Parrel street, to the south of Hester, widow of Harme 
Bastiaense, deceased, and to the north of Gerrit Roseboom, being in 



DEEDS I 678- I 7O4 391 

breadth in front on the street twenty-four wood feet and behind 
against the lot which on the date hereof I have conveyed to said 
Roseboom also twenty-four wood feet, in length as well on the 
south side as on the north side six rods Rhineland measure, as by 
conveyance thereof dated May 12, 1685, recorded on the date 
hereof, with the understanding that from the aforesaid house and 
lot nothing shall be sold before and until the aforesaid principal 
sum and interest shall be paid so that if need be the payment may 
be recovered therefrom without cost and loss and in case the afore- 
said house by fire or other calamity (from which may God pre- 
serve) be destroyed and the lot can not meet it, then I bind further 
my lands where I now dwell at Onitskotha on the kill which flows 
out by Barent Pieterse Coeyman's in said colony of Renselaerswyk 
for the effectual payment aforesaid. Thus with my hand subscribed 
and sealed in Albany this first day of October in the 13th year of 
his Majesty's reign A°. D°. 1701. 

Was signed : 

JOHANNIS APPEL (L. S.) 

Signed, sealed and delivered 

in presence of 

Johannis Cuyler, Justice of the Peace 

Elsie Cuyler 

Recorded p m0 . octob. 1701 
N. B. The above bond & mortgage is on p mo . June 1704 Discharged 
as by this Record on folio 304 may appear. 1 



1 The same bond and mortgage was by mistake recorded again on page 232. 
The satisfaction of the mortgage on p. 304 is as follows : 

" Whereas Johannis Appel of y e Colony Renselaerswyk in y e County of 
Albany on y e first day of Octob. A 1701 gave bonde unto M r . Marten Cregier 
or to them that might produce y e same for y e summe of fifty pounds Currant 
money of this province with y e . Intrest for two years at Eight pc*°. per 
annum with a Mortgage upon his house and Lott of ground in y e Citty of 
Albany in Parrel street & a . so as y e same is the said Day Recorded in y e 
book N° D : folio 222 which said house and Lott is now belonging to Claes 
Vonda of y e said citty Cujier [Cooper?] Now Know yee that I under- 
written Jannetie Cregier wid w . & Relict of y e said Marten Cregier doe 
acknowledge to have Rec d . of y e said Johan s . Appel by y e hands of y e s d . 
Claes Vonda in two severall payments the Contents of y e said bond & 
mortgage which with y e Intrest is fifty and Eight pounds Currant money as 
aforesaid doe therefore for myself my heirs Ex rs . and ad rs . discharge y e s a . 
Joh s . Appel his heirs Executors ad rs . and assigns fully by these presents. 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seall in Albany y e 
first day of June in y e third year of her Maj es . Reign annoq. D°.i704. 

Signd sealed and Delivered in y e presence of Was signd 

Johannis Cuyler, Justice 

Gysbert Marselis Jannetie Cregier (L. S.) 

p mo . June 1704 Recorded." 



39 2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond of Johannes Appel to Andries Coeymans, with mortgage 
of said Appel's house and lot as security for the money loaned 
to him and satisfaction of said mortgage by Andries Coey- 
mans 

[227] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned, 
Johannis Appel, of the colony of Renselaerswyk in the county of 
Albany, acknowledge hereby that I am honestly indebted to Mr 
Andries Coeyman of said colony of Renselaerswyk in the sum of 
twenty-seven pounds current money of this province upon interest 
for the term of two years, which aforesaid £27 with the interest at 
eight per cent, amounting yearly to two pounds three shillings, 2| 
pence, I promise honestly to pay again to the aforesaid Andries 
Coeyman or to the bearer hereof, to wit, the first year's interest on 
the third of October 1702 and with the close of the second year, 
being on the third of October 1703, the aforesaid principal sum of 
twenty-seven pounds and the remaining interest thereon. 

Hereto I bind my person, property, heirs, and administrators, 
specially my house and lot standing and lying here in the city of 
Albany to the south of Hester, widow of Harma[n] Bastiaensen, 
deceased, and to the north of Gerrit Roseboom, being in breadth in 
front on the street twenty-four wood feet and behind against the 
lot which I on the first of this month of October conveyed to said 
Gerrit Roseboom, also twenty-four wood feet ; in length as well on 
the south side as on the north side six rods Rhineland measure, as 
by conveyance thereof dated May 12, 1685, with the understanding 
that from the aforesaid house and lot nothing shall be sold before 
or until the said principal sum and interest shall be paid. Thus 
with my hand subscribed and sealed in Albany this 3d of October 
1 701. 

Was signed 

Johannis Appel (L. S.) 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Johannis Cuyler, Justice of the Peace 
Elsie Cuyler 
Recorded y e 27 th Jan. 170J 

Albany y e 19 th of June T-04 

I underwritten Andries Coeyman of y e Colony Renselaerswyk in 
y e County of Albany doe acknowledge to have Received from 
Johannis Appel of y e s d . Colony the contents in y e abovementioned 



DEEDS I 678-I /O4 393 

mortgadge doe therefore acquit and Discharge y e s d Appel his heirs 
Ex rs . & ad rs . for Ever, witnesse my hand y e day & year abovewritten. 

Andries Coeyemans 

Contract between Claes Willemsen Coppernol and Philip Philip- 
sen for the conveyance of the Willow Flat at Schenectady in 
exchange for the land of Jan Mebic and the sixth flat on the 
north side of the Mohawk river 

[234] In all love and friendship, in presence of the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Claes Willemse Coppenhol, of the one part, and 
Phillip Phillipse, 1 of the other part, acknowledge that they have 
agreed and contracted in the matter of an exchange, in the manner 
following, to wit : Claes Willemse promises to deliver and convey to 
Phillip Phillipse his lawful share and right in the zvillige vlackte 
(Willow Flat) and woodland according to patent, with the house 
and other buildings, to wit, the land on the first of September 1689 
and the house and other buildings the 22d of April 1690, in return 
for which Phillip Phillipse promises to make over to Claes Willemse 
also at the aforesaid time his rights in the land by him received 
from Jan Mebee, with house, barn and ricks, earth and nail fast, 
together with the sixth flat on the other side of [235] the river, in 
such condition as he has possessed the same, provided he pay to 
the Dorp 2 the rent due thereon, but the first five years Coppernol 
shall pay but four beavers yearly and Phillip Phillipse the rest, 
Koppenhol to pay the whole rent the remaining years. Further- 
more, he conveys to Coppenhol the woodland granted to him by the 
trustees, 3 on condition that Claes Willemse shall every year pay the 
rent, a peck of wheat per morgen. Phillip Phillipse promises next 
spring to provide the sixth flat with a proper fence against hogs, 
from one end on the river back to the woodland and around to the 
other end on the river, provided that Coppenhol help lay the logs. 
Phillip Phillipse is holden to make conveyance of the land and 
house next April 1690 and promises to pay to boot to Claes Willemse 
the quantity of one hundred and sixty-seven beavers, reckoned at 
eight guilders apiece, in good winter wheat or peas at market price, 
promising in the spring to release Claes Willemse from [his obliga- 
tion to] Willem Teller in the sum of one hundred beavers with the 
interest thereon; and the contracting parties promise to carry to 



1 Philip Philipsen de Moer; see History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 75. 

2 The village of Schenectady. 

3 gemeens mannen. 



394 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Albany together in the winter months the grain that Phillip 
Thillipse delivers on the hundred beavers, but as to what shall be 
delivered in the spring, that Phillip Phillipse must carry there alone. 
Furthermore Phillip Phillipse promises to pay to Claes Willemse 
sixty-seven beavers within five years, every year in the three winter 
months a just fifth part of said sum in good winter wheat and 
peas at market price, the first payment to be in the winter of next 
year ; and Claes Willemse promises to release the land whenever 
he shall be discharged of the hundred beavers due to Willem Teller 
and the 67 beavers likewise being paid Claes Willemse promises 
a' proper conveyance to make. For the performance of the above 
the contracting parties mutually bind their respective persons and 
estates, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, 
submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts and judges. 
In witness of the truth, this is subscribed with their own hands the 
24th of April 1689 in the Woestyne, 1 present Daniel Janz 2 and 
Jacobus Peek, called as witnesses hereto, who with the parties have 
subscribed the original draft hereof remaining in my custody. 

Collated by me, 

LODOWICUS COBES 

As the principal 3 of this contract is missing, therefore we, Phillip 
Phillipse and Elisabeth, his wife, hereby declare and certify that 
we hold valid said contract in all its parts and will perform and 
execute all that this contract calls for and will give such further 
writings as are required by this agreement according to the decision 
of the arbitrators. Schinnechtady the 3d October 1691. 
Was signed: 

X (L. S.) 

These are the marks of Phillip 

X (L. S.) 

Phillipse and his wife 
Witnesses : 
Daniel Jan- 
Adam Vroman 
Recorded y e 28 th of feb. 170J 



1 Meaning: the Wilderness, or Desert. See History of the Schenectady 
Patent, p. 74, 127. 130, 174. 201, 226, 268. 

2 Daniel Jansen van Antwerp. 

3 't Principacle ; that is. the original signed by and issued to each of the 
contracting parties, as di -tin crushed from the original draft, or minuut, which 
is kept by the clerk of the court or the notary. 



DEEDS 1678-1704 395 

Quitclaim deed from Wouter Aertsen to the heirs of Evert 
Lucassen for a garden behind Fort Orange 

[239] New York at Sapohanick 

On this • 16th of May 1702 I, Wouter Aertse, acknowledge that 
in the year 1660 I sold to Evert Luykasse a garden behind Fort 
Orange and to the south of the village of Beverwyk, to the west of 
the highway, to the north of Hendrik van Doesburch and to south 
of Evert Wendel, for which garden aforesaid I acknowledge the 
receipt in full payment therefor of the sum of forty guilders cash, 
whereupon I convey my right and title to the heirs of the aforesaid 
Evert Luykasse. Without fraud or deceit I have hereto set my 
hand and seal. 

This is the X mark of (L. S.) 
Wouter Aertse, made with his own hand 
Witnesses : 
Jan Mead 
David Mendcviel 
Pieter Bogardus 

Contract of oale between De Joncker and Claes Laurensen of 
land at Kinderhook and certificates regarding the same 

[243] On this day, the first of May Anno 1661, de Joncker 1 of 
the one side and Claes Laurense 2 of the other side have agreed and 
contracted about certain pieces of land and woods lying and being 
in the jurisdiction of Albany, behind the Kinderhoek, on a large 
kill which flows into the river by Abraham Staets, namely, de 
Jonker sells all his rights on both sides of the kill to Claes Laurence 
for the sum of 86 guilders; in the first place the seller's land runs 
on the west side of and down said kill, in breadth two thousand 
paces, to the last large falls, and thence again up said kill on the east 
side, of the same breadth, eighteen hundred paces above the third 
large falls. Thus done on the aforesaid date, the first of May, both 
parties being fully resolved thereto, by 3 me, Volkert Janse, in 



1 The identity of this person is uncertain, but judging from his mark, he 
may be the same as Jonathan Borns, or Brons, who on May 9, 1661, with 
Samuel Allin and Pieter Symonsen, entered into a contract with Jeremias 
van Rensselaer, Arent van Curler and Volckert Jansen to plant tobacco. 
See Notarial Papers, 1 :8.3. 

2 Professor Pearson here supplies the name Van der Volgen, but from 
the certificates that follow it would seem that he was the same person as 
Claes Bever, and perhaps also as Claes van Schaak. 

3 Intended for "before"? 



396 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

presence of the undersigned witnesses, Hendrik Coenraedse and 
Abraham Stevense. 

Was signed : 

d'Jonker I his own mark 
Hendrik H Cocnractsc his own mark 
Abraham A Stevense his own mark 

I (underwritten) Laurence van Ale, acknowledge that Claes 
Bever bought of de Joncker certain land and woods, which was 
allowed him by Evert Luykasse [in] 1667 ; the marking of the woods 
was seen on the date hereof, the 1st of March 1697, by Pieter Vos- 
burgh and Hendrik Coenradse on the south of the land on the bank 
of the kill a fir tree, on the north a little by a rift and thence 
across the kill. 

Pieter Vosburgh 
This is H the mark of Hendrik Coexrades 

Anno 1702, the 25th of September, at the Kinderhoek, upon the 
request of Laurence van Schaak to the aldermen of the Kinderhoek 
whether his father Claes van Schaak is mentioned in the patent, 1 
we acknowledge that he appears therein as a rightful owner accord- 
ing to the purchase, the required quitrent having been paid. Sub- 
scribed and signed at the Kinderhoek. 

Abraham van Alstyx 
coexraet borghget 2 
Recorded y* 30 th of Sep 1 ". 1702 

[In the margin was written:] 

Att a Court of Sessions held for y e Citty & County of Albany 
on y e first of June 1703 It is ordered that these annexed three 
writtings be Chanceled and annuld which said writteings are hereby 
annulled accordingly 3 

by Robert Livixgstox Juxior D. CI. 

Quitclaim deed from Adriaen van Ilpendam to Capt. Hans 
Hendricksen for part of a lot in Albany 
[254] I, the undersigned, Adriaen van Elpendam, hereby acknowl- 
edge that on this 18th day of June 1679 I have sold and delivered to 



1 Probably the Kinderhook patent of March 14, i684, which contains 
the name of Claes Beaver, but does not mention Claes van Schaak. Cf. 
note 2 to contract of sale above, and Edward A. Collier, History of Old 
Kinderhook, p. 100, 534. 

2 Apparently intended for Coenraet Borghardt. 

3 The minutes of this Court of Sessions have disappeared. 



deeds i 678-1 704 397 

Capt. Hans Hendriksen fifteen wood feet from the length of my 
lot lying in New Albany, to wit on the west side of my lot and is 
in breadth from the street to the lot of Jacob Tyse van der Heyden. 
and I deliver said fifteen feet of lot to him free and unincumbered 
(excepting the lord's right) ; for which said piece of lot I acknowl- 
edge that I am fully paid and satisfied to my content. 

In confirmation of which I have (in presence of Claes Janz van 
Baren and Frans Janz Pruyn, called as witnesses hereto) sub- 
scribed this with my own hand in New Albany, date aforesaid. 

Was signed : 
As witnesses : Adriaen van Elpendam 

Claes Jans van Baren 
Frans Jans Pruyn 
Recorded y e 27 of Octob. 1702 by R T . Livingston Jun r . D. CI. 1 

Deed from Wattawitt, a Mahican Indian, to Laurence van Alen 
for a parcel of land near Kinderhook 

[259] Appeared before me, Lodowicus Cobus, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, on the date 
underwritten, in presence of the hereinafter named witnesses, 
Wattawitt, a Mahikan Indian, who acknowledged that he had sold 
to Laurence v : Ale, as he hereby does sell, a certain parcel of land 
to the southwest of the land formerly sold by him, together with 
the woodland of the same width as the land, extending with a small 
thicket (crenpelbossie) to the little lake, 2 for which Laurence van 
Ale promises to pay a coverlet and a child's coverlet, two axes, two 
handfuls of powder, an adze and a bar of lead, wherewith said 
Watawith acknowledges himself to be fully paid and satisfied, and 
does hereby convey to said Laurence van Ale the real and actual 
possession of the said land, promising to warrant and defend the 
same from all trouble, claims and demands according to law and 
nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany the 
17th of October 1669, in presence of Arnout Cornelise Viele and 
Willem Teller, as witnesses on the part of Laurence van Ale, and 
on the part of Wattawit, Wanawakin and Waptow, also as wit- 



1 The deed is recorded twice on the same page, the first record being 
imperfect. 

2 This land was apparently situated near Kinderhook. See Doc. Rel. to Col. 
Hist. N. Y., 13:399, and Edward A. Collier, History of Old Kinderhook, 
p. 69. 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

nesses, who with the parties have signed the original record hereof 
in the protocol of me, the notary. 1 

Upon collation this is found to agree with 
the original, by me, 

Lodowicus Cobes, Not: Pub: 1679 
Recorded y e 19 th of March 170 |. 

Release by Anthony van Schaick of all demands on account of 
his father's estate 

[260] I, the undersigned, Anthonie van Schaick, Junior, son of 
Sybrant van Schaick, deceased, of the city of Albany, hereby 
acknowledge that I have received as my share of my father's 
estate the sum of sixty beavers in money, to wit, thirty-six pounds 
current money of this province, which by the settlement between 
my mother Elisabeth van der Poel and my guardians, dated the 
1st of June 1686, was apportioned to me, and that I have been 
fully satisfied therefor by my step-father Bennonie van Corlaer by 
the hands of Barent Pieterse Coeyman, who was to pay the same 
as mentioned in a certain conveyance from B : v : Corlaer dated the 
1st of January 170J; 2 therefore I release my said stepfather and 
aforenamed mother from all further claims on account of the afore- 
said estate. Thus with my own hand signed and sealed in Albany, 
this 3d of May 1703. 

Signed, 
Anthony vax Schaick, Junior (L. S.) 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presence of 
Johannis Cuyler, alderman 
Anthony van Schaick 
Recorded y e 10 of June 1703 

Deed from Aeltie, widow of the late Gerrit van Slichtenhorst, 
to Gysbert Marcelis and Johannes Roos for a house and lot 
in Albany on the hill 
[267] On this day, the 15th of August 1684, Aeltie, widow and 

relict of the late Ger 1 . van Slechtenhorst, declared that she granted 



1 tcn Prothocolle mijns N'otaris; implying that besides his secretarial record 
published in Earlv Records of Albany. 1 14-10-500.. he kept a record of trans- 
actions executed before him as notary public. Of this latter record no other 
trace has been found. 

2 Referring to a deed for a house and lot and parcel of ground in Albany, 
recorded in English on p. 229-30 of Deeds, v. 4. 



deeds i 67 8- i 704 399 

and conveyed in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the 
behoof of Gysbert Marceelis and Johannis Roos a certain house and 
lot, standing and lying here in Albany on the hill, with all that is fast 
by earth or nail, as it was sold to her and was then inclosed in 
fence, according to bill of sale of date the 19th July 1680, having 
to the south and west the streets, to the north Claes Ripse and to 
the east Jacob Abrahamse Cuyper; which she, the grantor, does 
by virtue of the patent to her late husband granted by the late 
Governor-General Richard Nicolls, of date the 27th of April 1667, 1 
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right, without the grantor's making any further claim thereto, 
acknowledging that she is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first 
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and 
full power to the aforesaid Gysbert Marceelis and Johannis Roos, 
their heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the 
aforesaid house and lot as they might do with their own patrimonial 
estates and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same 
against all persons from all claims, demands and incumbrances 
according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding herself hereto as 
by law provided. Done in Kinghston, the 15th of August, 1684. 

Aeltie v: Sleghtenhorst (L. S.) 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of us, 
John Spragge 
Roeloff Szvartwout 
N : Anthony 
Recorded y e 16 th . of Septemb. A . 1703 

by R T . Livingston J r . 



1 This refers apparently to a confirmatory patent to Gerrit van Slichten- 
horst bearing date the 26th of April 1667, for a " certain Lott of Ground 
lying in Beverwick at Albany bounded on the west with the Highway com- 
monly called the Hill street being in breadth on the west side seaven Rod, 
& three foot Rynland measure in length on the south side of the way 
twenty Rod and a halfe on the East in breadth foure Rod tenn foot & a 
halfe & on the North in length as on the south which s d Lott of Ground 
is now in the possession of Gerrit Slichtenhorst he having made purchase 
of the same of Cornelys Cornelyssen yoor woout [van Voorhout]." Professor 
Pearson places this lot on the northeast corner of Maiden Lane and North 
Pearl street, which agrees with the description in the above deed " having 
to the south and west the streets," but conflicts with the statement in the 
patent " in length on the south side of the way." 



4O0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Agreement between Volkje Juriaens, widow of Jan van Hoesem, 
and Gerrit Visbeek and her son Juriaen van Hoesem respecting 
the settlement of the estate of Jan van Hoesem 

[278] Know all men by these presents that we, the undersigned, 
Yolkie Juriaense, widow of Jan van Hoesem, and Gerrit Visbeek, 
of the one part, and her son Juriaen van Hoesen, of the other part, 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship we have agreed in 
manner following: 

First, we have annulled and canceled a certain contract between 
said Volkie and Juriaen together with his brother-in-law Jan Tyse 
and Luykas Gerritse made in the presence of the honorable orphan 
masters under date of the 30th of May 1667, ar *d contracted anew, 
namely, that Volkie shall remain in full possession of the whole 
estate, as well lands, houses and lots at Claverak 1 or elsewmere, as 
all other property, real and personal, nothing excepted, during the 
term of her life, on condition that she remain holden on demand to 
furnish a statement and inventory of the entire estate and effects 
and that after the death of Volkie the whole estate, lands, houses, 
lots, personal and real property, shall be divided as follows : 

First, Juriaen, as the eldest son, shall receive for his birthright 
in advance, before any partition is made, the value of eight pounds 
current money of this province with a certain parcel of woodland 
over on the east side of the Great kill, extending northwardly along 
the Kleykuls (Clay pit) kill and ending at a great height called 
Beer en (Bears') island, provided that his brother Johannis shall 
have one-third thereof ; likewise Johannis shall have in advance a 
certain parcel of land called Carels Bouwereye 2 lying to the north 
over the Great kill, beginning at the first settled farm and extending 
to the small flat of Frenck Herdingh; 3 furthermore the small flat 
possessed by Frenck, Johannis shall have also, together with another 
small flat opposite the farm opposite the Great kill, and his house, 
buildings and lot and other rights on the strand possessed by him. 

[279] His brother Jacob shall have in advance the land that he at 
present possesses. 



1 Jan Fransen van Hoesem bought a tract of land at Claverack from the 
Indians on June 5, 1662, and received a confirmatory patent for the same 
on May 14, 1667. The parcels of land mentioned in this agreement were 
all part of this tract, as shown by the various releases for these parcels 
which are recorded in English immediately after this agreement. 

2 Hans Card's farm. 

3 Frank Haringh, or Francis Hardick; see below and Deeds, 4:281-82. 



DEEDS I 678-I 704 4OI 

His brother Volkert shall have in advance the woodland over the 
Kleykuyls (Clay pit) kill, along the Kalebergh (Bald mountain). 

His brother-in-law Frank shall have in advance the land pur- 
chased by him and the buildings thereon, which he possesses, be- 
ginning at the strand, north of the cart path, upwards to the sprout 
of Drent's bridge, the boundary of Jacob's claim. 1 

Anna, wife of Luycas Gerritze, shall have in advance a bed, two 
pillows and a bolster, for the reason that Volkie has heretofore 
promised them, and then the residue of the whole estate, lands, 
houses, etc., real and personal property, nothing excepted, shall be 
distributed equally among the eight children and heirs, to wit, 
Juriaen ; Styntie, wife of Jan Tysse ; 2 Anna, wife of Lucas Gerritse ; 
Marya, wife of HendK Coenraetse; 3 Catharina, wife of Frenck 
Hardingh, Johannis, Jacob and Volkert van Hoesem, on condition 
that Juriaen shall have the prior right and privilege to buy the farm 
lands or other real estate, provided he pay his brothers and sisters 
what four impartial men shall judge the same to be worth. It is 
further agreed between Volkie and her son Juriaen that he shall 
have a lease of the aforementioned farm and buildings which are 
now leased to Johannis Dyckman, beginning next autumn and to 
last during his mother's lifetime, for which he promises to pay as 
rent the fourth sheaf of all the crops on the land. All that is here- 
inbefore written the aforesaid Volkie and her son Juriaen, each as 
regards his [or her own obligations], promise to perform in all its 
parts, annulling and canceling hereby all former contracts, wills, or 
other writings by the aforesaid Volkie or the aforesaid Gerrit 
Visbeek jointly or severally made, [declaring the same] as of no 
force and effect for any action contrary to this preceding contract, 
to which end the aforesaid Volkie and her son Jeuriaen bind them- 



1 beginnende vant t strant bcnoorden het wage pat opzvaerts totte Sprnyt 
van dr e nt syn Brngh scheydende by Jacob syn gcrechtighcyt. In the release 
from Juriaen van Hoesem to Francis Herdick, Deeds, 4 :282^83, the description 
reads : " Beginning from y e River side and Runs up Eastwarde unto y e 
woods allong y 6 north side of y e waggon way to y e Spruyt of Drents Bridge 
at y 6 bounds of y e said Juriaen van hoese and so along y e said Bounds 
northward to y e bounds of Jacob Janz van hoese and from thence West- 
ward along his bounds to y e said River side." 

2 Jan Tyssen Goes; see Deeds, 4:281. 

3 The release from the other heirs to Juriaen van Hoesem, dated January 
7, 170?, mentions Coenraet and Jan Borghart, heirs of Maria van Hoese, 
deceased, showing that Hendrick Coenraetsen's name was Borghart, and not 
Ten Eyck, as stated in Edward A: Collier, History of Old Kinderhook, p. 98. 
In an affidavit attached to the same release, dated February 5, 170!, Jan 
Borghart is referred to as " John Barheyt, now full aged." 



402 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

selves each in the sum of one thousand pounds current money of 
this province or the value thereof, to be paid by the opponent to the 
other party, or his or her heirs. Without fraud or deceit, thus 
executed on the 226. day of June at N : Albany, at the house of the 
aforesaid Yolkie, A°. 1694, 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, etc., and in witness of the truth 
they have signed and sealed this with their own hands. 
This is the X mark of 

Yolkie Juriaexse (L. S.) 

JUBIAEN VAX HOESE (L. S.) 

Signed, sealed and delivered 

in our presence 

/; Abed, Mayor 

Dirk Wessells, Recorder 

Johannis Cuyler 

J : Becker, Notary Public 

Recorded y e 16 of Novemb. 1703 

Agreement between Gerrit Teunissen and Jonas, Andries and 
Hendrick Dow regarding the partition of a farm bought by 
them from Samuel Staets 

[289] Whereas we, the undersigned, Gerrit Teunise, 1 Jonas Dow, 
Andries Dow and Hendrik Dow bought of Joghim Staats, attorney 
for Samuel Staats, a certain farm, etc., according to the preceding 
contract of sale 2 dated the 4th of April 1700, therefore we hereby 
certify and declare that the just third part of said farm, etc., is for 
the behoof of Gerrit Teunise and Jonas Dow and their heirs and 
assigns forever, a just third part as before for Andries Dow and 
his heirs and assigns forever, and a just third part as before for 
Hendirk Dow and his heirs and assigns forever and that whenever 



1 Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten. 

2 This contract of sale is in English and recorded in Deeds, 4 :288-89. In 
it the buyers are called Gerrit Teunise, Jonas Volkertse, Andries Volkertse 
and Hendrik Volkertse Dow, and the farm is described as " Belonging to said 
Samuel Staets Scituate Lyeing and being to y e South of Albany aforesaid 
on y e East side of hudsons River upon ye Island Commonly called Papskney 
with y e houses Barnes orchards and Chatells so as y e same now is in y e 
Tenure & occupation of Cornelis Teunise together with all and singular y e 
Right. Title & Intrest of said Samuel Staats so as y e same is made over to 
him by y e Patroon Kelliaen van Renselaer." 



DEEDS I 678- I /O4 403 

the same shall be partitioned it shall be laid out into three parts, for 
the performance and execution of which we bind ourselves, our 
heirs and assigns. Thus done in the county of Albany, this 31st of 
January 170^. 

Signed, 

Gerrit X Teunise 
Witnesses: his mark 

W . De Meyer Jonas Dow 

Harpert Jacobse Andries Dow 

Volkert Dote Hend k . Dow 

Marriage contract between Claes Jansen van Bockhoven and 
Cathalyna Andriese de Vos, widow of Barent Jansen 

[296] Know all men by these presents that we, the undersigned, 
Claas Jansen van Bockhoven, 1 widower of Volkie Janz, bridegroom, 
of the one part, and Cathalyna Andriese de Voss, widow of Barent 
Janse, 2 bride, of the other part, both dwelling in the county of Al- 
bany, acknowledge and declare that we, out of sincere love and 
mutual affection which we have for each other, being inclined and 
disposed to enter into wedlock and therefore desiring to avoid all 
future disputes and discord as well for ourselves as for our heirs or 
assigns respecting our respective temporal estates which God Al- 
mighty far above our merits and deserts has pleased to grant us, 
so have we together first made and concluded this our present mar- 
riage contract in manner and form following : 

First, the bridegroom aforenamed for the maintenance of this 
their proposed marriage shall contribute his lands and claims lying 
at Canastagioene on the east side of the river, comprising about 
eighteen to twenty morgens of arable land with a pasture and 
woodland thereto belonging. 

Also the house and lot by the bridegroom aforenamed now 
[occupied?] lying in the city of Albany between the houses ot 
Jan van Loon and Harmen Gansevoort. 



1 Also referred to as Clacs dc Brabander, Bokhoven being a village about 
six miles northwest of Bois-le-Dnc in the province of Xorth Brabant. 

2 Barent Janse van Dittmarse (Ditmarschen, the western part of Holstein) ; 
see Deeds, 4 -.37. According to Jonathan Pearson, History of the Schenectady 
Patent, p. 62-63, Barent Janse was Cathalyna de Vos's second husband, her 
first husband being Arent Bratt. 



404 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Furthermore a lot lying on the south side of Canastagioene 
river, to the east of the fort. Also all his other estate and personal 
property, nothing whatever excepted or reserved. 

On the other hand so shall the bride aforenamed for the mainte- 
nance of this their proposed marriage contribute, two parcels of 
land lying at Shinnechtady, the one being next to the land of Barent 
Wemp, the other parcel lies over against Malwyk, 1 together with a 
pasture and woodland bought of Sassiaen. 2 

Also a lot lying within the village of Shinnechtady. where her 
dwelling place was. 

Also the land in company with her son Dirk Arentse Bran. 

Also a lot lying on the north side of the city of Albany. 

Also two gardens lying at Shinnechtady next the pasture of 
Gerrit Banker, deceased, and further all her personal property, 
nothing whatever excepted or reserved. 

All the aforenamed property, as well of one as of the other side, 
with all the interest, rents, emoluments, income, debts and credits, 
profit and loss, shall be in common to both sides and after the 
death of one of them, the survivor is to remain in full possession of 
all the aforegoing property without molestation or hindrance of any 
one whomsoever, and receive all the profit or loss as aforesaid. 

[297] Third, the two negros named Sam and Jack, a negress 
named Isaabelle and also two children of said negress. the one 
named Sussanna and the other Rachel, after the death of us both 
shall have and enjoy their full freedom without any one's having 
power to burden them further with any servile labor, or hire out or 
sell them, but they shall from that time their full freedom have and 
enjoy as aforesaid and if the aforesaid negress shall come to have 
any more children they shall likewise at the same time have their 
freedom. 

Fourth, after the death of us both there shall be paid out of the 
common estate to Johannis YVynkoop, son of Cornelis Wynkoop, a 
sum of five pounds current money of this province. 

Fifth, as to the residue of the common estate which on the death 
of both mav remain or be left the same shall be and remain for the 



1 Maahvyck, a tract on the north side of the Mohawk river. See History 
of the Schenectady Patent, p. 71. 

2 Hendrick Lambertse Bont(Bint, Bent) alias Sassian. See History of the 
Schenectady Patent, p. 80, 90. 



DEEDS I 678-I 7O4 405 

heirs and successors of the aforenamed bride alone. Thus done in 
Albany on the 27th of February i6f J . 

Signed, sealed and This is the marl-: I of Claes Janes 

delivered in presence Bockhoven made with his own hand 

of : This is the mark K of Cathalyna 

L: v: Schaick Andries d' Vos, made with her own 

Harmen Gansevoort hand 
Jacob Ten Eycke 

Albany the 13 th March 170-f this was compared and examined 
with the original and the same found to agree with the original by 
me, Hend k . Hansen, Justice. 

Recorded y e 14 th of March 170 J. 



Deed from Samuel Wilson to Jan Hendricksen Bruyn for a 
house and lot in Albany 

[331] ] Appeared before me, Rob'. Livingston, secretary of 
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres- 
ence of the Honorable Mr Rich d . Pretty "and Mr Andries Teller, 
magistrates, Mr Samuel Wilson, merchant at New York, who de- 
clared that he had granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful 
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Jan Hendrikse 
Bruyn a certain house and lot standing and lying in Albany on the 
hill, bounded south by Robert Sanders and north by the new house 
of Capt. Philip Schuyler, in breadth and length as by virtue of the 
patent thereof, dated the 6th of June 1667, 2 to which reference is 
herein made; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the convey- 
ance to him given by Elisabeth Claese, widow of the late Jan 
Burger, deceased, of date the 7th of September 1667, 3 and that 
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing 
out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's 
having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that 
he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, 
therefore giving plenum actionem cessam and full power to the 



1 This is a copy of a deed recorded in Deeds, 1 :i6o, of which a translation, 
varying slightly from the present, is printed in Early Records of Albany, 
1 :i6i. The deed was entered a second time in connection with an English 
deed from Jan Hendricksen Bruyn to Reynier Myndertsen, dated April 16, 
1702, to the original of which a copy of the present deed was attached. 

2 No record of this patent is found. 

3 This should he the 7th of September 1677; see Early Records of Albany, 
1:161. 



406 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

aforenamed Air Jan Hend: Bruyn, his heirs, successors or assigns to 
do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his own 
patrimonial estate and effects, promising the aforesaid house and lot 
to warrant and defend against all persons from all lawful claims, 
chalange and demands and further nevermore to do nor cause to 
be done anything contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 8th of September 

Sic subscribitor 

Samuel Wilson 
Marginaliter 

Rich'. Pretty (City Seal) 
Andries Teller 

Concordat cum suo Principali 
Quod attestor 

Rob t . Livingston, Secretary 

[end of translations of dutch deeds, bonds, mortgages, etc. 
found in volume four.] 



INDEX 



Abeel, John, memorandum of assign- 
ment of mortgage, 355; witness, 
368, 402 

Abeel, Stoffel Jansen, deed to Claes 
Jansen Stavast referred to, 231 ; 
son of John Abeel, 355 

Abrahamsen, Jacob, deed from Aeltje 
Doom to, 311; house of, 311 

Achneganick, 260 

Adamsen, Pieter, bond and mortgage 
by, 29 

Adriaensen, Pieter, see Van Wog- 
gelum, Pieter Adriaensen 

Aehagary (Aihagary), 339, 340 

Aertsen, (Arentsen), Rutt, estate of, 
deed from Gerrit Reyersen to, 206; 
deed to Symon Jacobsen Scher- 
merhorn, 207 ; deed to Cornelis van 
Dyck, 208; deed from Jan Hend. 
Bruyn referred to, 209; estate of, 
deed to Barentje Paus, 237; patent 
to, 237 

Aertsen (Aersen), Wouter, deed to 
Johannes Cuyler 356; quitclaim 
deed to heirs of Evert Lucassen, 
395; mentioned, 37 

Aihagari, 196 

Albany, town of, 8; vagueness of 
description of house lots, 9; Pear- 
son's diagrams of, 9; construction 
of map of, 9; center of traffic 
with Indians, 10; receives charter, 
ri ; early houses in, 12; lots near 
old fort condemned, 12; Miller's 
map of, 12; settlement laid out in 
regular manner, 12 

Albany, Reformed Church at. see 
Reformed Church at Albany 

Albany county, erected, 8; first use 
of term in conveyances, 221 

Alberts, Femmetje, widow of Hen- 
drick Jansen, 138 

Alexander, Rev. George, quoted, 6 



Allin, Samuel, 395 

Amahanet, 218 

Amesett, 281 

Amissohaendiek, 196 

Anaemhanitt, deed to Robert Sanders, 
27 

Andries, Groot, 179 

Andries de Yersman, 239. 240 

Andriesen, Arent, 125 

Andriesen, Hendrik, 159, 362 

Andriessen, Jan, 239, 301 

Andros, Sir Edmund, release from 
Barent Meyndertsen to, for land 
at Schodack, 59 

Annaneke, 161 

Annape, 218 

Anthony, N„ witness, 399 

Appel, Adriaen Jansen, attorney for 
Jan Andriessen Douw, 128, 130; 
deed to Barentje Gerrits Paws, 192, 
194; mortgage of house and lot 
to Mrs Judith Stuyvesant, 295 ; 
schoolmaster, 29.5 ; deed to Dutch 
Reformed Church at Albany, 369 

Appel, Johannes, deed from Mohawk 
Indians to, 276; deed from Teunis 
Pietersen to, 279, 389; son of 
Adriaen, 296 ; witness, 297 ; attorney 
of Adriaen Jansen Appel, 369; 
bond to Marten Cregier, 390; 
satisfaction of mortgage to Marten 
Cregier, 391 ; bond to Andries 
Coeymans, 392 

Appel, William, 296 

Arents, Ariaentie, 15, 40, 74, 201 ; 
deed to Barent Albertsen Bratt, 
216 

Arents, Maria, widow of Arent van 
den Bergh, 31, 39 

Arentsen, Bennony, see Van Hoeck, 
Bennony Arentsen 

Arentsen, Rutger, see Aertsen, Rutt 

Assiskowachkok, 19 



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Athens, j,jj 

Attoquassowaa, 189, 191 

Aukus, Dowe, house, 286; sale of 
house to Jean Rosie, 364; acknowl- 
edgment of payment by Andries 
Daviclsen, 366 

Aurich, 11 

Auxhys (Auxys), 189, 191 

Awaankaniss, 260 

Awaarupaak, 259, 268 

Awannis, 84 

Backer, Jan de, an Indian, 19, 222, 
303 

Backer, Jan Harmensen, widow of, 
192, 194, 237; will of, 193 

Backer, Capt. John, see Baker, Capt. 
John 

Backer, Luycas d', 81 

Backer, Symon de, 99 

Baker (Backer) Capt. John, 15, 25, 
no; commander of fort, 19 

Bald mountain, 401 

Bamboes (Bombus), Harmen Jacob- 
sen, 285, 385 

Bancker (Banken, Banker), Evert, 
358, 367; deacon, 370 

Bancker (Banker), Gerrit, deed from 
Volkert Jansen Douw to, 91 ; power 
of attorney from Barentje Gerrits 
Paws to, 104, 237; son-in-law of 
Maria Damen, 359, 361 ; agree- 
ment respecting property of Maria 
Damen, 362 ; deceased, 404 ; men- 
tioned, 159, 171 ; witness, 253, 277, 
283, 289 

Bancker (Banken, Banker), Willem, 
power of attorney from Margareta 
Schuyler to, 358 

Barent the Smith's flat, 272, 274 

Barents, Geertruy, attorney for Jacob 
Hevick, 17; bond of Jacob Jansen 
Gardenier to, 18; bond from Sy- 
mon Schouten to, for purchase 
money of horses and farm tools, 
93 ; attorney for Jacob Hevick, deed J 
to Sweer Teunissen van Velsen, 
93 ; deed to Albert Ryckman, 241 

Barents, Rynier, witness, 354 



Barents island, 120, 121, 255 

Barentsen, Cornells, 11 

t, Andries Hansen, 56 

Bastiaensen, Harmen, see Visscher, 
Harmen Bastiaensen 

Baxter, Gervis, commander of fort, 
190, 195; witness, 230, 282 

Bear island, 71, 400 

Beaver kill, 43, 61, 353 

Beaver street, 126 

Hecker, Jan Juriaensen, satisfaction 
of mortgage acknowledged by, 30, 
31; witness, 80, 353, 375; curator 
of estate of Jan van Breemen, 140; 
deed from Johannes Withart to, 
286; attorney of Cornells Michiel- 
sen, 291, 292, 322, 342; house of, 
309 

Beek, Elisabeth, see Salisbury, Elisa- 
beth and Van Dyck, Elisabeth 

Beekman, Hendrick Martensen, 182; 
deed from Hilleke Bronck to. 240 

Beekman, Johannes, deed from John 
Gilbert and wife to, 289; deed from 
Geertruy Vosburgh to, 293 ; house 
of, 293; mentioned, 370 

Beekman (Beackman), William, 
grant to, 114 

Beeren island, see Bear island 

Bensem (Bensing, Bensick), Dirck, 
deed from Thomas Davidtsen 
Kikebel to, 164, 235 ; deed to Jan 
Verbeck referred to, 385; men- 
tioned, 236, 285 

Bensem (Bensing), Johannes, wit- 
ness, 290 

Bever, Claes, 395, 396 

Beverwyck, settlement of contro- 
versy with Rensselaerswyck, 10 

Bleeker, Jan Jansen, attorney for 
Johannes Witthart, 17, 200, 286; 
deacon of Reformed Church, 24; 
house of, 37, 58, 78, 127, 193, 194; 
attorney for Jan Hendricksen van 
Bael. 55, 184. 267; garden of, 67; 
deed from Paulus Martensen to, 
70; deed from Capt. Johannes 
Clute to, 76; deed from Pieter van 
den Bulke to, 188; deed from 



409 



Mohawk sachems to, 195; witness 
to transactions with Indians re- 
lating to Susquehanna lands, 198, 
199; contract of sale of house with 
Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn, 209; 
deed to Jacob Lokermans, 228; 
justice of the peace, 307, 308; 
agreement with other partners for 
division of land at Saratoga, 347; 
deed from Indians to, 347; men- 
tioned, 182, 210, 317, 344, 384; wit- 
ness, 28, 109, 1 14-16, 128, 133-37, 
140-42, 149, 152, 153. 155, 170-72, 
179, 186, 187, 189, 190, 192-94, 200, 
204-8, 2IO, 211, 213^15, 217, 219, 
221, 224, 226, 231-34, 236-38, 241-43, 
304, 310, 332, 340 

Bleecker (Bleeker), Rutger, 355 

Bleeker, Lawrence, 127 

Bogardus, Annetje, patent to, re- 
ferred to, 50; patent issued to 
heirs of, 50; lot of, 73 

Bogardus, Jonas, deed to Wouter 
Albertsen van den Uythoff, 50 

Bogardus, Pieter, attorney for Jonas 
Bogardus, 50; deed to Wouter 
Albertsen van den Uythoff referred 
to, 51 ; deed from Jacob Salomon- 
sen to, 60; husband of Wyntje 
Cornelis, 77 \ deed to Catharine 
Glenn, 316; house, 368, 369; wit- 
ness, 395; mentioned,. 216, 236 

Bogardus, Willem, notary public, 164 

Bogardus, Wyntie, 316 

Bont (Bint, Bent), Hendrick Lam- 
bertse, 404 

Bont, Pieter, 251 

Boomtjes hoek, 225 

Boots, Teunis Willemsen, deed from 
administrators of estate to Jean 
Forte, 220 

Borghardt (Borghget), Coenraet, 
396, 401 ; witness, 396 

Borghardt, Jan, 401 

Borns, Jonathan, sale of land, 395 

Borsboom, Pieter Jacobsen, deed to 
Cornelis van Dyck, 66; grant from 
Jan Labatie to, 67; deed to Wil- 
liam Loveridge referred to, 155; 



land bought from Sander Leen- 
dertse, 156; heirs, 383 

Borsboom, Tryntic Pieterse, 383 

Bosie, Pieter, woodland belonging to, 
97; deed from Capt. Johannes 
Clute to, 121, 256; bond to Capt. 
Johannes Clute, 122; contract with 
Jan Jacobsen Gardenier for sale of 
land, 168; bond of, 169; deed to 
Jan van Loon, 264 

Bout, Willem Fredericksen, lot of, 
mentioned, 23; house and lot, sale 
to Teunis Dircksen, 203; deed to 
Jan Vinhagen, 205 ; widow, 309 

Bouts, Geertruy, deed from Jeroni- 
mus Ebbingh to, 309 

Braebander, Claes de, see Van Bock- 
hoven, Claes Jansen 

Brants, Geertje, see Lansing, Geertje 

Bratt, Albert, 73 

Bratt (Bradt), Andries Albertsen, 
deed from Jan Cornelissen Vyse- 
laer to, 6S; bond and mortgage to 
Willem Ketelheyn, 177 ; contract 
with Mahican Indians for sale of 
land, 218; deed to Johannes Wen- 
del, 247; interest in Poesten mill, 
271 

Bratt, Anthony, witness, 383 

Bratt, Arent, 403 

Bratt, Barent Albertsen, farm, 109, 
149, 166, 167; deed from Ariaentje 
Arents to, 216; deed to Jacob 
Abrahamsen Cuyper, 228; deed 
from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn 
to, 236; heir of Jan Jansen Noor- 
man, 336; fencing of lands, decision 
of referees, 381 ; agreement with 
Geurt Hendricksen van Schoon- 
hoven, 382 

Bratt, Dirk Albertsen, house, 99, 101, 
106, 112, 113, 326; deed from Capt. 
William Parker to, 210 ; deed to 
Teunis Pietersen, 211, 212; deed to 
William Parker, 214; deed to 
Andries Teller, 217; mentioned, 
212, 213 

Bratt, Dirk Arentsen, 404 



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Bratt, Jan Albertsen, deed from Jan 
rlendricksen van Bael to, 184; 
deed to Jacob Caspersen, 186; men- 
tioned, 185, 186, 187; grant to Jacob 
Caspersen referred to, 188; house, 
245, 246; deceased, 267 

Bratt. Johannes, witness, 370 

Bratt (Brad), W outer Storm, (alias 
\V outer van der Zee), deed from 
Jan Verbeeck to, 384; mentioned, 
262 

Bredstedt, 11 

Brewers street, 323 

Bries, Hendrik, 228 

Broadway, 130, 285, 323, 385. See 
also Cow street 

Brockholls, Capt. Anthony, 21 

Bronck, Hilletie, land of, 117; deed 
to Hendrick Martensen Beeckman 
and Jacob Cornelissen van den 
Boogaert, 240 

Bronck, Jan, 19 

Bronck, Pieter, widow of, 240; 
patents, 241 ; mentioned, 17, 38, 117, 
120, 121, 193, 255 

Brons, Jonathan, see Borns, Jonathan 

Brouwer (Brouer), Hendrik, 383 

Bruyn, Jan Hendrick, deed to An- 
dries Hansen Huygh, 56, 98; land 
bought from Pompoen, 63 ; deed 
to Myndert Fredericksen referred 
to, 117, 291; patent to, referred to, 
120, 121, 222, 255, 291, 292; land 
of, 179, 187; deed to Rutt Aertsen 
referred to, 209; deed to Jan Dar- 
eth transferred to, 209; deed from 
Samuel Wilson to, 405; deed to 
Reynier Myndertsen referred to, 
405; mentioned. 171, 241, 243, 380 

Burger, Jan, 405 

Burgersen (Borgerse, Borgertse), 
Harmanus, statement concerning, 
55 ; house of, 55, 60, 134; deed from 
Jan van Eps, representing heirs 
of Maritje Damen, 159; deed to 
Robert Sanders and Myndert Har- 
mensen, 160 

Bye, Dirck Hendricksen, deed from 
Andries Hansen Huygh to, 97; 



mentioned, 57; deed from Dirck 
\\ esselsen and Gerrit Teunissen 
van Vechten to, 96 
Byvanck (Byvanke), Jan, deed from 
Capt. Johannes Clute to, 42; house 
and lot, 58, 293; garden, 67; deed 
from Gerrit Herrtenberch to, 78; 
deed from Barentje Gerrits Paws 
to, 193, 194; witness, 195, 297; 
deed from Annetje Lievens van 
Schaick to, 283 

Cack Patt, 64 

Caggawawoone, 229 

Calkoen, 84 

Canachko, 185 

Canasenix, 304 

Canastagione, see Niskayuna 

Canhowadadin, 185 

Caniachkoo, 151, 152 

Caniskeek, 120, 121, 255, 265 

Cannondondaw, 197 

Carachjundie, 199 

Carel, Hans, farm, 400 

Carstens, Margriet, 55 

Caspersen, Isaac, mentioned, 186 

Caspersen, Jacob, deed from Jan 

Albertsen Bratt to, 186; account of, 

186; deed to Symon Volkertsen 

Veeder, 187; mentioned, 210 
Caspersen, Jan, see Halenbeck, Jan 

Caspersen 
Castle island, 71 
Catskill, 19, 88, 140, 141, 153, 161, 

216. 221, 225, 239, 240, 301 
Catskill Indians, deeds for lands, 19, 

221 
Cayugas, proposition relating to 

lands on the Susquehanna, 198 
Chambers, Thomas, patent granted 

to, 215 
Christoffelsen, David, payment of 

land sold to, 366 
Claerbout, Pieter. 237 
Claes (Claese), Elisabeth, 405 
Claes (Claesen), Hillegont, 356 
Claessen (Claesen), Dirk, witness, 

243 



INDEX 



411 



Claessen (Van Vranken alias Culis 
or Kuleman), Gerrit, bond and 
mortgage to Marten Cregier, 83 ; 
mentioned, 28, 257, 259 

Claessen, Ryck, deed to Johannes 
Wendel, 263; widow of, 356; 
mentioned, 151, 152 

Claverack, 121, 232, 233, 255, 264, 365, 
400 

Claw, Frans Pietersen, 202 

Clomps, Jacob, 159 

Clute, Bata, 250, 308, 310, 320, 323 

Clute (Cloet, Cloete), Capt. Johannes, 
contract with Symon Schouten for 
sale of land, 28; deed from Gerrit 
Herttenberch to, 34; deed to Wy- 
nant Gerritsen van der Poel and 
Jan Conell, 33, 35 ; deed from Jan 
Lansing to, 38; deed to Hendrick 
Lansing and Luycas Gerritsen, 41 ; 
deed to Jan Byvanck, 42 ; deed to 
Jan Jansen Ouderkerk, 45 ; deed to 
Ludovicus Cobes, 46, 47, 48, 95; 
deed from Adriaense Gerritsen to, 
46-47; deed to Gerrit Hertten- 
berch, 58, ■/&; deed to Johan Friese 
(de Vries), 72, 147; deed from 
Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn to, 
75 ; deed to Jan Jansen Bleecker, 
76; deed to Juriaen Jansen Groen- 
wout, 77 ; deed to Jan Salomonsen, 
87; deed to Omy La Grange, 88; 
deed to Marten Gerritsen, 117; 
deed to Wyntje Harmens, 119; 
deed to Pieter Bosie and Jan van 
Loon, 121 ; bond from Pieter Bosie 
and Jan van Loon to, 122; deed to 
Myndert Fredericksen, 123 ; bond 
and mortgage to Johan Friese, 148; 
pasture, 159, 160; deceased, 222; 
patent to, referred to, 291, 292; 
mentioned, 74, 75 
Clute, Johannes (nephew of Capt. 
Johannes Clute), deed to Jeroni- 
mus Wendel, 244; deed from 
Jeronimus Wendel to, 245; deed 
from Gysbert Marcelis to, 248; 
bond and mortgage to Harmen 
Gansevoort and Harmen Tho- 



massen, 249; deed to Robert Liv- 
ingston, 250 ; deed from Anthonia 
Slachboom van Curler to, 252 ; 
deed to Jan van Loon, 255 ; deed 
to Symon Schouten, 257 ; deed to 
Johan Friese, 263 ; deed to Jan 
Jacobsen van Noortstrant, 271 ; deed 
to Jan Wiebese, 272, 275 ; witness, 
307; deed to Mrs Margaret Schuy- 
ler, 30S; deed to Johannes Wendel, 
310; deed to Jacob Ten Eyck, 320; 
deed to Frans Jansen Pruyn, 323 ; 
deed from Marten Cregier to, 334 ; 
deed to Marten Cregier, 334, 338; 
deed from Mohawk sachems, 339; 
mentioned, 306 

Cobes (Cobus), Ludovicus, deed to 
Capt. Johannes Clute referred to, 
41, 42, 58; deed from Capt. Johan- 
nes Clute to, 46, 47 ; deed to Jeroni- 
mus Wendel, 47, 48; deed to David 
Schuyler, 95 ; deed to Pieter 
Davidste Schuyler referred to, 295 ; 
mortgage of house, orchard and 
garden to Johannes Wendel, 315; 
secretary of Albany, 397 

Cobus, an Indian, 19, 303 

Coenraetse (Coenradse), Hendrik, 
witness, 396; wife of, 401; men- 
tioned, 396 

Coenraetse, Myra, 401 

Coeymans (Cooyeman, Koeymans), 
Andries, witness, 379; bond of 
Johannes Appel to, 392; satisfac- 
tion of mortgage of Johannes 
Appel by, 392 

Coeymans (Koeyman), Barent 
Pietersen, deed from Huybert 
Jansen to, 139; patent, 276; bond 
from Bennony van Corlaer to, 380; 
mentioned, 391, 398 

Coeymans, Lucas Pietersen, deed 
from Sweer Teunissen van Velsen 
to, referred to, 44, 69, 271 ; men- 
tioned, 247 

Cohoes (Cohoos) island, 165, 33& 

Collier (Callier, Kallier), Jurian, 
deed from Jannetje Powell to, 201 



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fonell, Jan, contract for sale of 
house, 21 ; deed from Capt. Jo- 
hannes Clute to, 33, 35; contract 
with William Loveridge for sale 
of farm, 88; deed from William 
Parker to, 99; lot of, 100; deed to 
Andries Teller, 101 ; land at Cat- 
skill, 161 ; deed from Harmen 
Gansevoort to heirs of, 239; sale 
of farm to, 302; mentioned, 240 

Coningh (Cooningh), Stephen Jan- 
sen, land of, 202; deed from Jan- 
netje Powell to, 238 

Constables island, 71 

Constapel, Andries Herpertsen, 71 

Conveyancing of lands, ac* to pre- 
vent frauds in, 8, 254 

Conyn, Leendert Philipsen, mortgage 
to Isaac and Volkwyn Kip and 
Tousain Donus, 324; mentioned, 
17, 231, 241 

Cooper, Timothy, deed from Jan 
Hendricksen van Bael to, 47, 55, 
60; deed to Gerrit Herttenberch, 
59, 134; mentioned, 46. 48, 51 

Coopernol, Claes Willemsen, see Van 
Coppernol, Claes Willemsen 

Corlaer, see Van Curler 

Cornells, Wyntje, 77 

Cornelissen, Akus, interpreter, 200 

Cornelissen, Cornells, see Van der 
Hoeven, Cornells 

Cornelissen (Cornelise), Gysbert, 
238 

Cornelissen, Maes, attorney for Jacob 
Jansen Gardenier, 234 

Cornelissen, Marten, deed from 
Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel to, 
70 

Cornelissen, Teunis, see Van der 
Poel, Teunis Cornelissen 

Cornelissen, Teunis (mason), deed 
from Major Abraham Staets to, 92 

Coster, Geertie, widow of Hendrick 
Coster, 38 

Coster, Hendrick, patent to, referred 
to. 38; widow of, 38; mentioned, 

Coster, Jan, see Van Aken, Jan 
Coster 



Costers (Costors) island, 329, 336 
Counties, act dividing province into, 8 
Cow street, 130, 157, 285. Sec also 

Broadway 
Craven, Thomas, mentioned, 331 ; 

witness, 331 
Cregier, Jannetie Hendricks, wife of 
Marten Cregier, junior, 359, 362; 
signs satisfaction of mortgage as 
widow of Marten Cregier, 391 
Cregier (Crygier, Crigier), Marten, 
junior, bond and mortgage from 
Pieter Adamsen to, 29-30; house 
and lot at Albany referred to, 38, 
72, 147, 264, 307, 308; bond and 
mortgage from Gerrit Claes to, 83- 
84; son-in-law of Maritje Damen, 
159, 359-^2, 367; attorney of 
Francis Lovelace, 180; deed to 
Johannes Clute for land at Canas- 
tagione, 334-35 ; deed from Johan- 
nes Clute for land at Canastagione, 
334-35, 338-39; bond and mortgage 
from Johannes Appel to, 390-91 ; 
satisfaction of mortgage by widow, 
. 391 
Croesbeck, Willem Claessen, see 

Groesbeek, Willem Claessen 
Croon, Dirk Janse, 133, 180 
Cruyff (Cruyf, Goyer), Eldert Ger- 
bertsen, statement concerning, 19; 
sale of land to, from Jan van 
Bremen and transfer to colony of 
Rensselaerswyck. 140, 141 ; house 
and lot, 216; land bought from An- 
dries de Yersman, 239, 240, 302 ; 
land sold to Harmen Gansevoort, 
240; patent to, referred to, 302 
Cryger, Marte, see Cregier, Marten 
Culis, see Claessen, Gerrit 
Cunpwaen (Curpuwaen), 161, 225 
Cuyler, Abraham, witness, 314; in- 
terpreter, 358 
Cuyler, Anna," bond of Philip Philip- 
sen De Moor mortgaging farm to, 
355: release of interest in a garden, 
367 
Cuyler, Elsie, witness, 391, 392 
Cuyler, Hendrick. attorney for the 
heirs of Michiel Lambertsen van 



INDEX 



413 



Bree, 156; mentioned, 73; widow 
of, 355. 39>; witness, 295, 297, 303, 
316, 320, 321, 3-24, 327, 335. 337' 
339, 342, 362 

Cuyler, Johannes, satisfaction of 
mortgage of Jan Verbeeck, 261 ; 
attorney of Isaac and Volkwyn Kip 
and Tousain Donus, 324, 340; re- 
lease of demands from Cataryna 
Glen, 340; acknowledgment of 
mortgage, 356; deed from Wouter 
Aersen to, 356; son of Hendrik 
Cuyler, s6S\ deacon, 370; witness, 
354. 365, 3fy, 36&> 569, 379. 380, 381, 
383, 3S4, 3S6, 387, 389, 391, 392, 398, 
402 

Cuyler, Pieter Johannis, attorney for 
Dirk Wesselsen, 183 

Cuyles, see Claessen, Gerrit 

Cuyper, Evert Janse, see Wendel, 
Evert Jansen 

Cuyper, Jacob Abramse, deed from 
Barent Albertsen Bratt to, 228; 
mentioned, 266, 399 

Cuyper, Jan Jansen, 357 

Damen (Daemes), Maritie, house, 
36, 335 ; deed to Harmanus Burg- 
ersen, 159, 160; agreement between 
heirs of, respecting property, 3-9, 
362; release of demands from sons 
of Cornelis van Xes to heirs of, 
361 ; deceased, 3S3 ; mentioned, 366 

Danaher, Judge Franklin M., pro- 
posed to have records printed, 5 

Danskamer, 84, 182 

Dareth, Jan, lot of, 174; mentioned, 
209 

Davidsen, Andries, pavment for land, 
366 

De Brabander, Claes, see Van Bock- 
hoven, Claes Jansen 

Deeds, to be recorded in county, 8; 
in office of secretary of the prov- 
ince, 8; English form taking place 
of Dutch form, 9 

De Forest, Philip, deed from Nicol- 
aes de Meyer to, 109; bond and 
mortgage of, to Nicolaes de Meyer, 
in ; house of, 200 



De Hondecoutre, Daniel, agent of 

Pieter van den Bulke, 172 
De Hooges, Anthony, patent to, 53, 

246; mentioned, 92, 126 
De Joncker, sale of land, 395 
De Laet, Johanna, 52 
De Lavall, John, administrator of 

estate of Capt. Thomas De Lavall, 

172, 188 
De Lavall, Capt. Thomas, contract 

with Juriaen Teunissen Tappen, 49; 

deed from administrator to Pieter 

van den Bulke, 172, 188; house of, 

1/3 

De La Warde, Jan, deed from Symon 
Schouten to, 258; deed to Cornelis 
Thymesen, 280 

De Lendt, Elizabeth, see Van der 
Linden, Elizabeth 

Dellius, Rev. Godefridus, deed from 
mayor, aldermen and commonalty 
of Albany to, for a pasture, 333 

De Meyer, Lidia, satisfaction of cer- 
tain claims by, 82 

De Meyer, Nicolaes, assignee of Jan 
van Aken's claim, 26; house of, 40; 
bond from Sander and Jacob Glen 
to, 81 ; assignment to Sander and 
Jacob Glen of their father's mort- 
gage, 82 ; deed to Philip de Forest, 
109: bond and mortgage of Philip 
de Forest to, in 

De Meyer, W., witness, 403 

De Moer. Elizabeth, 304 

De Moer (De Moor), Philip Philip- 
sen, bond mortgaging farm to 
Anna Cnvler, 3*5; contract with 
Claes Willemsen Coppernol for 
conveyance of land, 393 

De Peyster, Abraham, 156 

De Peyster, Johannes, witness, 314 

De Vos. Cathalyna Andriese, mar- 
riage contract with Claes Jansen 
van Bockhoven, J03 

De Wever. Jan, see Martensen, Jan 

De Witt, Simeon, plan of Albany, 43 

De Wolf, Abel, merchant at Amster- 
dam in Holland, 362 

Dingemans, Adam, deed from Jacob 
Jansen Gardenier to, 234 



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Dionoondehouwe (Dionoendogeha), 
196 

Dircksen. Tan, see Van Bremen, Jan 
Dircksen 

Dircksen, Teunis, see Van Vechten, 
Teunis Dircksen 

Ditmars. 11 

Dongan, Governor Thomas, Assem- 
bly convened by, 8: visits Albany, 
10: deed from Mohawk sachems to, 
229 

Donus (Domis), Tousain, merchant 
at Amsterdam, 324, 340 

Doom, Aeltje. deed to Jacob Abra- 
hamsen, 311 

Doom. Aert Martense, wife of, 311 

Doove kill, 348 

Dorp (Schenectady), 393 

Dorp. Xieuw (Hurley), 238 

Douw (Dow), Andries, agreement 
with others regarding a farm, 402 

Douw. Dorothea, deed to Jacob Jan- 
sen Gardenier, 297 ; deed to dea- 
cons of Reformed Church at Al- 
bany, 331 

Douw (Dow). Hendrick, agreement 
with others regarding a farm. 402 

Douw (Dow). Jan Andriessen. deed 
to Johannes Thomassen Mingael 
and Jacob Teunissen, 128: release 
by Johannes Thomassen Mingael 
to Jacob Teunissen of half interest 
in house and lot purchased from, 
\2-)\ referred to. 130, 369 

Douw (Dow"). Jonas Volkertsen, 
deed to Jacob Jansen Gardenier, 
297; deed to deacons of Reformed 
Church at Albany. 331 : witness. 
367; agreement with others regard- 
ing a farm. 402 
Douw (Dow). Volkert Janse, magis- 
trate. 15; patent to referred to, 71. 
145. 146. 332: deed to Gerrit 
Banker, 91 ; account of. 91 ; deed to 
Harmen Rutgers, 126; part of 
Schodack island belonging to, 131 : 
brewhouse. 138: widow of, 297. 
331: witness, 403; mentioned. 11, 
54. 203. 246. 395 



Dreper, Hans, witness, 32; house of, 

Dubison, a Frenchman. 344 

Duke's laws. 7, 8 

Dutch church, see Reformed church 
at Albany 

Dyckman, Cornelis, bond mortgaging 
land at Niskayuna to Corneilis van 
Dyck, 354; acquittance of mort- 
gage. 

Dyckman, Johannes, receipt from 
Hendrick van Dyck for money paid 
by, 354; mentioned, 401 

East Friesland, emigration from, 11 

Ebbinck (Ebbingh), Jeronimus, deed 
to Juriaen Teunissen Tappen re- 
ferred to. 52: deed to Geertruy 
Bouts, 309 

Eelant Vlakte. see Elk Flat ' 

Eiderstedt. 11 

Elbertsen, Reyer, patent to, referred 
to, 125, 207; son of. 206; men- 
tioned, 114. 288 

Eldersen, Yslrant. 94 

Elk Flat. 344. 348 

Emden. 1 1 

Emmenninck, 183 

Esopu- 

Esopus Indians, deed to William 
Loveridge for land at Catskill, 161 ; 
Curpuwaen. deed to Gysbert Uyten- 
bogaert. 22} 

Evert, an Indian, 19 

Everts, Annetje, 87 

Fabritius, Rev. Jacobus, first Luth- 
eran minister, 11 

Fenix. Jacob, deed from Cornel's 
Michielsen to, 292 

Fernow, Berthold. manuscript cal- 
endar of records made by, 5 

First Kill, 43. 73 

Flat, The. 24. ?2 

Flensburg, 11 

Flodder, see Gardenier, Jacob Jan- 
sen 

Fonda (Yonda). Claes. 391 



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Fonda, Douwe Jells, deed from 
Margareta Schuyler to, 253 

Forest, Philip de, see De Forest, 
Philip 

Fort, old, lots around condemned, 12 

Forte, Jean, deed from Teunis Wil- 
lemsen Boots to, 220 

Fox (Vossen) kill, 43, 114, 206, 249, 
251, 252, 287 

Fredericksen, Carsten, 55, 73 

Fredericksen, Myndert, elder of 
Lutheran Church, 73 ; deed to 
Marten Gerritsen, 117; deed from 
Capt. Johannes Clute to, 123 ; deed 
to Cornells Michielsen, 290; wife 
of, 368; mentioned, 120, 256, 292, 
342 

Fredericksen, Pietertie, 290 

Friedrichstadt, II, 67 

Friese (Frese, d'Vries, Vries, 
Vreese), Johan, deed from Capt. 
Johannes Clute to, 7^2, 147, 263; 
bond and mortgage from Johannes 
Clute to, 148; deed to Mrs Mar- 
garet Schuyler, 305, 308; witness, 
308; mentioned, 249 

Fuyck kill, 53, 68, 91, 126, 246 

Gansevoort, Harmen Harmensen, 
contract for sale of farm form- 
erly belonging to, 88; deed from 
Samuel Wilson to, 90; lot of, men- 
tioned, 139; deed to heirs of Jan 
Conell, 239; land bought from 
Andries de Yersman, 240; bond 
and mortgage from Johannes Clute 
to, 249 ; witness, 293, 388, 405 ; deed 
to William Loveridge, 301 ; sale of 
land to Jan Conell, 302; house, 403 

Gansevoort, Mary, 301 

Gardenier, Andries Jacobsen, deed 
from Andries Hansen Huygh to, 
98 

Gardenier (Gardinier, Gerdenyer), 
Jacob Jansen, bond of, 18; deed 
from Jannetje Powell to, 226; 
house, 226; deed to Adam Dinge- 
mans, 234; deed from Dorothea 
Douw and son to, 297 



Gardenier, Jan Jacobsen, contract 
with Pieter Bosie for sale of land, 
168 

Gardiner, Robert, deed from Pieter 
Meussen Vrooman to, 103; deed to 
administrators of estate of James 
Penniman, 104, 105; deed from 
William Parker to, 106; deed from 
administrators of estate of James 
Penniman to, 113; house, 214; men- 
tioned, 100, 101, 112, 187 

Gekameek, 358 

Gerritse, Anna, 401 

Gerritsen, Adriaen, see Van Papen- 
dorp, Adriaen Gerritsen 

Gerritsen, Albert, 50 

Gerritsen, Goosen, see Van Schaick, 
Goosen Gerritsen 

Gerritsen, Hendrick, see Van der 
Meulen, Hendrick Gerritsen 

Gerritsen, Luycas, deed from Capt. 
Johannes Clute to, 41 ; wife of, 
401 ; mentioned, 293, 400 

Gerritsen, Marten, deed from Indians 
to, 19, 222; quitclaim of lands by 
Manueenta, 20 ; deed from Capt. 
Johannes Clute, Juriaen Teunissen 
and Myndert Fredericksen to, 117, 
121 ; land at Catskill, 153 ; house of, 
262, 385 ; referee, 382 ; witness, 44- 
46, 48, 64. 165, 169, 198, 201, 202, 
225, 234. -236, 237, 242, 244, 340, 
349; mentioned, 222, 231, 255, 291, 
292, 333> 347 

Gerritsen, Roeloff, sec Van der 
Werken, Roeloff Gerritsen 

Gerritsen, Wynant, see Van der Poel 
Wynant Gerritsen 

Gevick, Jacob, see Hevick, Jacob 

Ghonankenigh island, 70 

r-ilbert, Corneila, 289 

Gilbert, John, attorney for Maria 
Arents van den Bergh, 31, 39; 
house of, 99, 106; deed to Johan- 
nes Beekman, 289, 293 ; witness, 
291 ; mentioned, 211, 217, 227 

Glen, Alexander, 81 

Glen, Cataryna, deed from Pieter 
Bogardus to, 316; release of de- 
mands to Johannes Cuyler, 340 



416 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Glen, Jacob Sandersen, attorney for 
Jan Hendricksen van Bael, 55, [84, 
267; bond to Nicolaes de Meyer, 
81 ; assignment of mortgage V >. 82 ; 
deed from William Parker to, 100; 
witness, 106, 155; constable, [13; 
administrator of estate of Hendrik 
Gerritsen, 17S: administrator of 
estate of Tennis Willemse Boots, 
220; attorney for Volkwen Mom- 
ma, 261, 262; widow and adminis- 
tratrix of, 316. 340; mentioned, 367 
Glen, Johannis, witness, 340, 353 
Glen, Sander Leendertsen. deeds to, 
47: deed to Adriaen Gerritsen, 47; 
deed to Jan Hendricksen van Bael, 
-17. 56: grant to Thomas Powell, 
referred to, 62; mentioned, 156, 203 
Glen, Sander Sandersen, bond to 
Xicolaes de Meyer, 81 ; assignment 
of mortgage to, 82 
Goes, Jan Tysen, land at Kinderhook, 

379; w'ife of, 401 
Goes, Styntie, 401 
Goewey, Jacob Salomonsen. 60, 87 
Goosense. Anthony, see Van Schaick, 

Anthony 
Gouw (Gow), Jan Cornelissen, see 

Vyselaer, Jan Cornelissen 
Goyer, Eldert de, see Cruyff, Eldert 

Gerbertsen 
Goyers kill, 131 
Great Flat, 28 

Greene Bosch (Greenbush), 388 
Grimm, Elsie, deed from Sybrant van 

Schaick to, 246 
Grimm. Otte. widow of, 246 
Groenendyk, Johannes, witness, 357 
Groemvout, Juriaen Jansen, deed 
from Capt. Johannes Clute to, 77 ; 
account of, 77 \ grant to, referred 
to, 88; house of, 90, 210; deed to 
Huybert Jansen referred to. 130; 
deceased, 316; mentioned, 50, 241 
Groesbeck. Claes Jacobsen. 203. 227, 

278. 279. 389 
Groesbeek. Stevanus. witness. 356 
Groesbeek. Willem Claessen, deed 
from Gysbert Marcelis and Johan- 
nes Roos to, 26^ 



Groot, Symon, 315 
Guttatamo, 281 

ertser, Cornells, witness, 347 
Gysbertsen, Gerrit, witness, 347 

Haever (Haver) Island, 329, 336 
Halenbeck (Hallenbeck, Hollenbeck), 

Casper Jacobsen, 11, 186 
Halenbeck, Jan Caspersen, deed from 
estate of Hendrik Willemsen to, 

267; deed to Jan Hendricksen 
Yrooman, 298, 313 
Halenbeck, Rachel Willemse, 298 
Half Moon (Halve Maen), 108, 131, 
132, 149, 166, 174, 175, 327, 328, 335, 

34i. 381. 382 
Hamilton, Robert, 21 
Hann, 257 

Hans Vossen kill, 225 
Hansen, Andries, deed from Cornelis 

Michielsen to, 322 
Hansen (Haensen), Carel, witness, 

365 
Hansen, Hendrik, 366 
Hardenbergh. Gerrit, sec Hertten- 

berch, Gerrit 
Hardick, Catharina, 401 
Hardick (Herdingh, Haringh), 

Frank, deed from Gerrit Visbeeck 

to, 233 ; wife of, 401 ; release from 

Juriaen van Hoesem to, 401 ; men- 
tioned, 400, 401 
Harmens, Wyntje, deed from Capt.- 

Johannes Clute to, 119, 121, 255 
Harmensen, Jan, 11, 123, 237 
Harmensen, Myndert, witness, 87; 

deed from Harmanus Burgersen 

to, 160; deed from Cornelis van 

Dyck to, 287 ; mentioned, 73, 159, 

160. 333 
Harmensen, Tierk, deed from Jacob 

Thyssen van der Heyden, to, 230; 

contract with Sybrant van Schaick 

for sale of land, 388 
Hartenbergh, Gerrit, see Hertten- 

berch, Gerrit 
Hartgers (Hartgras), Pieter, deed to 

Johannes Withart mentioned, 172. 

286; deed from attornevs of, to 



4*7 



Juriaen Teunissen Tappen, 181 ; 
mentioned, 181, 367 

Haverstroe, 183 

Heathcote, George, deed to Robert 
Sanders, 227 

Hendricksen (Hendrickse), Claes, 
25, 215 

Hendricksen, Geurt, see Van Schoon- 
hoven, Geurt Hendricksen 

Hendricksen (Hendrix, Heyndrix), 
Hans, witness, 28; house of, 176; 
quitclaim deed from Adriaen van 
Ilpendam to, 396; mentioned, 124, 
157- 230 

Hendricksen, Jan, see Van Salsber- 
gen, Jan Hendricksen 

Hendricksen, Jan (alias Roothaer), 
232 

Hendricksen, Ruyter, 73 

Hendriks, Jannetie, see Cregier, Jan- 
netie Hendricks 

Herpertsens, Martin, 50 

Herttenberch (Hardenbergh, Harten- 
bergh), Gerrit, deed to Capt. 
Johannes Clute, 34, 35 ; deed from 
Capt. Johannes Clute to, 58; deed 
from Timothy Cooper to, 59; deed 
to Jan Byvanck, 78; deed to Hen- 
drick Rooseboom, 134; deed from 
Hendrick Rooseboom to, 135; deed 
from Evert Wendel to, 326; men- 
tioned, 42, 76, 95, 136, 263 

Hesselingh, Dirck, release of interest 
in house and lot, 26; deed to Geert- 
ruy Barents mentioned, 94; house 
and lot, no; land bought by Cor- 
nelis Dyckman. 354 

Hevick. Geertruy Barents, see Bar- 
ents. Geertruy 

Hevick (Gevick), Jacob, patent 
granted to, 17, 243 ; conveyance of 
property, 17; power of attorney 
given to Geertruy Barents by, 93 ; 
deed to Hendrick Roseboom re- 
ferred to, 135, 136 

Hieronimus, Geertruy, see Wessels, 
Geertruy Hieronimus 

Highland Indians, deed to Arnout 
Cornelissen Viele, 84 



Hinse (Hinsse), Jacob de, 43, 67 

Hoesem (Husum), 11 

Hoffmeyer, Willem, 25 

Hogen, Willem, 365 

Holeman, Samuel, deed to ' Robert 
Story mentioned, 66 

Hollenbeck, Casper Jacobsen, see 
Halenbeck, Casper Jacobsen 

Hollenbek, 11 

Hoogeboom, Mews (Meus). 114, 116, 
175, 245 

Hooges, Anthony de, see De Hooges, 
Anthony 

Hoppie, Willem, witness, 343 

Houses, early, in Albany, 12 

Hun, Harmen Thomassen, deed to 
Wyntje Harmensen, daughter of, 
119, 255; first occurrence of name, 
120; bond and mortgage of Johan- 
nes Clute to, 249 

Hurley, 238 

Huybertsen. Lambert, 238, 239 

Huygh (Huyck), Andries Hansen, 
deed from Jan Hendrick Bruyn to, 
56; deed to Dirck Hendricksen Bye, 
57. 07 ; deed to Andries Jacobsen 
Gardenier, 98 

Indians, deed to Arnout Cornelissen 
Viele, 84; deed to Robert Living- 
ston, 281 ; deed to Jacob Loker- 
mans, 303. See also Catskill In- 
dians; Highland Indians; Mahican 
Indians; Mohawk Indians 

Isens (Esens), 11 

Jacobsen, Arent, deed to William 
Loveridge referred to, 156 

Jacobsen, Casper, 333 

Jacobsen, Claes. 227 

Jacobsen, Gerrit, land sold to Peter 
Bosie. 168 

Jacobsen, Harpert, witness, 368, 403 

Jacobsen. Jan, see Van Noortstrant, 
Tan Jacobsen 

Jacobsen, Rutger, 71, 73, 171 

Tames street, 134 

Jans, Dorothea, 91 

Jans (Janz), Geesie, 365 



418 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Jans (Janz), Jannetie, 365 
Jans (Janse), Tanneke, 365 
Jans (Janz), Volkie, 403 
Jansen, Aiulries, lease of land at 
I atskill by Cornells van Dyck to, 

153 

Jansen, Barent, deceased, 383; widow 

of, 403 
Jansen. Claes, see Van Bockhoven, 

Claes 

Jansen (Janz), Daniel, see Van Ant- 
werp, Daniel Jansen 

Jansen. Dirck, 50 

Jansen, Gerrit, 133, 193 

Jansen, Harmen, 70; deed from 
estate of Pieter van Alen to, 235; 
deed from. 235. Sec also Knicker- 
backer. Harmen Jansen ; Van Bom- 
mel, Harmen Jansen ; Van Sals- 
bergen, Harmen Jansen 

Jansen, Hendrick, lease of land at 
I atskill by Cornelis van Dyck to, 
153 ; widow of, i.-S 

Jansen, Huybert, deed from J. J. 
Groenwout referred to, 139 

Jansen, Jacob, sec Van Noorstrant, 
Jacob Jansen 

Jansen, Jan, sec Noorman, Jan Jan- 
sen 

Jansen, Lambert, witness, 331 

Jansen, (Janz, Johnse), Marcelis. 
deed from Teunis Dircksen van 
Vechten to. 202; garden of, men- 
tioned, 317; deceased, 370 

Jar.sen. Stoffel, see Abeel, Stoffel 
Jansen 

Jansen, Thomas, grant to. 61 

Jansen, Volkert, see Douw, Volckert 
Jansen 

Jever, 11 

Jochem the baker, see Wessels, Joe- 
hem 

Jochemsen (Jochimse), Hendrick. 
deed to Major Abraham Staets. 
137; patent to, referred to, 138 

Jochims, Catryn, 381 

Jonker street, now State street, 12, 
15. 36, 40, 46, 48, 51, 170, 171, 172, 
188, 200, 203, 219, 237, 286, 294, 309 



Joris, an Indian, 19 
Jorissen, Burger, 55 

Juriaen the" glazier, see Tappen, Jur- 

iaen Teunissen 
Juriaens, Volkje, 163, 400 
Juriaensen, Hans, deed from Gerrit 

Visbeeck to, 232 ; mentioned, 233 

Kaaterskill creek, 303 

Kachkanamaw, 189, 191 

Kachkawyick, 282 

Kachkehant. [92 

Kachketowaa (Kachtovvaa), 19, 303 

Kalebergh, 401 

Kallier, Jurian, see Collier. Jurian 

Kaphack, 268 

Kashekan, 84 

Kasshecho, 192 

Kenachkehantick, 260 

Keshuchamak, 197 

Ketelheyn, Jochim, 129, 130, 193, 194 

Ketelheyn (Ketelhuyse), Willem 
Jochimse, house. 102, 103, 104, 105. 
126. 178, 246; bond and mortgage 
of Andries Albertsen Bratt to, 177; 
wife of, 177; deed to Sybrant van 
Schaick, 245, 247 

Kewaghtequak, 241 

Kightamonk, 183 

Kikebel, Anna Wymans, attorney for 
husband, deed to Dirck Bensing, 
164 

Kikebel. Thomas Davidtsen, deed 
from Gerrit Visbeeck to, 162; at- 
torney for, deed to Dirck Bensing. 
164, 235 : wife of, 236 

Kinderhook, 11, 56, 97, 98, 201, 226. 
234. 235, 241, 319, 330. 379, 395, 396, 
397 

Kinderhook creek. 57, 63, 96, 168, 
178, 269 

Kingston (Kingstoune), 11, 238, 386 

Kip, Isaac, merchant at Amsterdam. 
3 -'4. 340 

Kip, Volkwyn, merchant at Amster- 
dam, 262, 324, 340 

Kipaquachane, 191 

Kleykuyls kill, 300, 401 

Kline kill. 57 



419 



Klinkenbergh, 290, 292 

Klomp, Jacob Symonsen, 357 

Knaep, 197 

Knickerbacker, Harmen Jansen, con- 
tract of sale of land with Anthony 
van Schaick, 174; different forms 
of name, 175 

Koeyman, Barrett Pieterse, see Coey- 
mans, Barent Pietersen 

Kroon, Dirck Jansen, deed to Jan 
Clute, 46 

Kuleman, see Claessen, Gerrit 

Kuyler (Kupler), Hendrick, 56 

Labatie (Labathe), Jan, patent, 43; 
grant to Pieter Jacobsen Borsboom, 
67 ; mentioned, 352 

La Grange (Grangie), Omy, deed 
from Capt. Johannes Clute to, 88; 
deed from Dirck Wesselsen and 
Gerrit Teunissen van Vechten to, 
178; deed from Jan Hendricksen 
Vrooman to, 312 ; mentioned, 58, 
74, 75. 77, 78. 210, 243, 293, 299, 317 

Lambertsen, Jochim, 168, 241 

La Montague, Johannes, 262 

Land patents, to be taken out by 
settlers, 8 

Lansing, Aeltje, see Van Slichten- 
horst, Aeltje 

Lansing, Geertje, quitclaim of chil- 
dren of, in father's estate, 107 

Lansing, Gerrit Fredericksen, power 
of attorney from the heirs of, 64 

Lansing (Lansinck, Lansingh), Ger- 
rit Gerritsen, deed from Barent 
Reyndersen to, 22; inheritance, 64; 
deed from Robert Story to, 65 ; 
witness, 106, 210, 354; constable, 
113; mortcrace from Papuas, a 
Highland Indian to, 182; payment 
of debt to Dirk Wessels, 183; deed 
to Barent Albertsen Bratt referred 
to, 229; mentioned, 23, 205, 227, 305 

Lansing, Gysbertie, 64 

Lansing, Hendrick Gerritse, deed 
from Capt. Johannes Clute to, 41 : 
mentioned, 42, 64, 293 

Lansing, Hilletie, see Van der Zee, 
Hilletie 



Lansing (Lansingh, Lansinck), Jo- 
hannes Gerritsen, deed to Capt. 
Johannes Clute, 38, 72, 147, 264; 
inheritance, 64; wife of, 107; dea- 
con of Reformed Church, 331 ; 
witness, 359; appraisal of estate 
of Sybrant van Schaick, 375; agree- 
ment with widow of Sybrant van 
Schaick regarding property, 375 ; 
mentioned, 305 

Lassing, Pieter, brewery, 145; deed 
to Sybrant van Schaick, 146 

Laurensen, Claes, see Van der Vol- 
gen, Claes Laurensen 

Lawrence, Jan, 298 

Lespinard, Anthony, house of, 45, 50; 
deed from Wouter Albertsen van 
den Uythoff to, 51; deacon of 
Lutheran Church, 73; part of lot 
purchased by, 134; deed from Jan- 
netje Powell to, 174; mentioned. 
208 

Letwoor, Aeltje Pieters, 193 

Letwoor, Roeloff Pieterse, 193 

Lewis, Leonard, witness, 357 

Liberte, see Forte, Jean 

Lievens, Annetje, see Van Schaick, 
Annetje 

Lievesen, Harmen, deed from Major 
Abraham Staets to, 92 ; farm of, 
109, 149, 166, 167; mortgage of a 
farm to Annetje Lievens van 
Schaick, 327: deed from Annetje 
Lievens van Schaick to, 341 

Lishas kill, 272, 274, 339 

Livingston, Alida Schuyler, 17 

Livingston, Philip, 355 

Livingston, Robert, land patents, 17; 
wife of, 17; bond of Pieter Bosie 
to, 160; contract of sale of land 
with Mahikan Indians, 189; deeds 
from Indians to, 190, 281, 347; 
patent, description, 192; witness ,to 
transactions with Indians relating 
to Susquehanna lands, 198; deed 
from Johannes Witthart to. 200 ; 
house of, 200; deed from Johannes 
Clute to, 250; deed from David 
Schuyler to, 345 ; agreement with 
other partners for division of land 



420 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



at Saratoga, ^47; mentioned, 344, 

Livingston, Robert, Junior, 389 

Lokermans, Jacob, deed to Reyer 
Jacobsen Schermerhorn, 74, 75 ; 
deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker and 
Lawrence van Alen to, 228; deed 
from Indians to, 303; mentioned, 
76. 323 

Lokermans, Maritje, bond and mort- 
Erom Geertruy Vosburgh to, 
80 

Lokermans, Pieter, 127, 128 

Long Island, 132 

Loonenburgh, 322 

Lots. Albany house, vagueness of 
description of, 9; Pearson's dia- 
grams of, 9, 10; construction of 
map of, 9 

Lourensen, Lourens, 38 

Loveridge, William, bond and mort- 
gage to Hezekiah Usher, 30; house 
of, 43; attorney for Timothy 
Cooper, 59, 134; contract with Jan 
Conell for sale of farm, 88; deed 
to Jacob Staas, 155 ; deed from 
Esopus Indians to, for land at 
Catskill, 161 : deed from Harmen 
Gansevoort to, 301 ; feltmaker. 302 ; 
mentioned, 304 

Lubberde land. 93 

Lucasse, Emmeke, 365 

Lucassen (Luykasse), Evert, deed to 
Maes Cornelissen, referred to, 234; 
heirs of, quitclaim deed from 
AVouter Aertsen for a garden. 395; 
mentioned, 159, 160, 235, 396 

Lucassen (Luykasse). Pieter, 316 

Lutheran church, deed from Major 
Abraham Staets to deacons of, J3 

Lutheran minister, first, 11 

Lutherans in the early settlement, 11 

Lyndrayer (Lyndraier), Harmen Jan- 
sen. same as Harmen Jansen van 
Salsberger, 32 ; deed to Pieter 
Winne. 127: bond and mortgage 
'rom Pieter Winne to. 128 

Lssiens kill, see Lishas kill 



Maalwyck | Maelwyk >. 254, 404 
Machachquichkak, 268 
Machaktehank, 260 
Machaneek, 269, 277; deed to Dirck 

Wessels. 269 
Machemene Pakak, 260 
Mackawameek (Machawamik), 120, 

[21, 222 

MacMurray, J. W.. quoted, 6 

Maetsepak. i>, 

Mahac Notas, 131 

Mahak Ximinaw, 19. [6l 

Mahaskakook, 190. 101 

Mahicanders island, 71 

Mahikan Indians, deed for lands at 
Catskill, 19; contract of sale of 
land with Robert Livingston, 189; 
deed to Robert Livingston, 100; 
release of rights in land at Sara- 
toga, 197 ; contract of sale of land 
with Andries Albertsen Bratt, 218; 
deed to Sybrant van Schaick, 241 ; 
mortgage of land to Robert Sand- 
ers. 358. See also Watawitt 

Maiden Lane, 399. See also Rom 
street 

Mamaetcheek, 19 

Mamanauchqua, 161 

Mamanequanaskqua, 241 

Mamaranechtak. 189. 191 

Mamatamitt, 260 

Mamattittawawpe, 281 

Mananosick, 282 

Maneetpoo (Maneetpa), 189, 191, 192 

Mangelsen, Jan, deed from Mohawk 
sachems to, for a piece of wood- 
land, 151 

Manueenta. an Indian, quitclaim by, 
20 

Map of entire settlement at Bever- 
wyck, proposed, 10 

Maquoame, 189, 191 

Marcelis, Barbara, 249 

Marcelis, Gysbert, deed to Johannes 
Clute. 248; witness, 251. 391: deed 
to Willem Claessen Groesbeek, 265 ; 
deed to. for house and lot, 398; 
mentioned, 251, 312 



INDEX 



421 



Marten Gerritsens island, 233 

Martensen, Dirkje, 330 

Martensen, Jan, deed to heirs of Cor- 
nells Wyncoop, 238; deed from 
Jannetje Powell to, 319; farm, 319; 
deed to Gerrit Teunissen, 330 

Martensen, Paulus, see Van Benthuy- 
sen, Paulus Martensen 

Massehaes, 358 

Matawamichqua, 270 

Mathahenaack, 132 

Matit Niminaw, 63 

Maweyntay, 222 

Mawichnak, 282 

Mawinta, 303 

Maxinhaet, 63 

Mead, Jan, witness, 395 

Mebie, Jan, land of, 393 

Meesen, Pieter, see Vrooman, Pieter 
Meesen 

Meesen Kill, 346, 348 

Meingael, Johannis Tomes, see Min- 
gael, Johannes Thomassen 

Mendeviel, David, witness, 395 

Menssen, Pieter, 37 

Messu, Capt. Claudio, 62 

Metselaer, Geertje de, 56 

Metselaer, Teunis Teunissen, deed 
to Paulus Martensen, 32, 70; men- 
tioned, 56 

Meyer, Lidia de, see De Meyer, Lidia 

Meyer, Nicolaes de, see De Meyer, 
Xicolaes 

Meyndertsen (Myndertse), Barent, 
release to Sir Edmund Andros for 
land at Schodack, 59; deed from 
Gerrit Reyersen to, 125, 206; deed 
to Barent Reyndersen, referred to, 
171 

Meyndertsen, Harmen, see Van den 
Bogaert, Harmen Myndertsen 

Meyndertsen, Reynier, deed from Jan 
Hendricksen Bruyn to, referred to, 
405 

Michiel, an Indian, 281 

Michiellans, Jan, 203 

Michielsen (Machielsen), Cornelis, 
deed from Myndert Fredericksen 
to, 290; deed to Jacob Fenix, 292; 



deed to Andries Hansen, 322 ; 
power of attorney to Pieter van 
Woglum, junior, and Jan Bleecker, 

Miller, Rev. John, map of Albany, 12 

Minasees, 281 

Mingael, Jan Thomassen, name in- 
correctly applied to Jan Thomassen 
from Witbeck, 15, 47 

Mingael (Meingael), Johannes 
Thomassen, shoemaker, 16; deed 
from Gerrit Reyersen to, 125 ; deed 
from Jiji Andriessen Douw to, 128; 
release to Jacob Teunissen of his 
half interest in house and lot pur- 
chased from Jan Andriessen Douw, 
129; deed from Pieter Davidsen 
Schuyler to, 223; deed to adminis- 
trators of estate of Aert Goossens 
van Twiller, 224 

Mingael, Thomas Jansen, 15 

Minnissichtanock, 282 

Mohawk sachems, deed to Jan Man- 
gelse for a piece of woodland, 151 ; 
deed to Claes van Bockhoven, 152-; 
deed to Cornelis van Dyck, Jan 
Jansen Bleecker, Pieter Philipsen 
Schuyler and Johannes Wendel, 
195 ; deed to Arnout Cornelissen 
Viele, 199; deed to Governor 
Thomas Dongan, 229; deed to 
Teunis Slingerlant and Johannes 
Appel, 276 ; deed to Capt. Johannes 
Clute, 339; deed to Reynier and 
Jan Quackenbos for land at Nis- 
kayuna, 363 

Mohowacghqua, 281 

Momma, Guiliam, 340 

Momma, Maria, 261 

Momma, Matthias, 340 

Momma, Volkwen, 261, 324, 340 

More, Richard, marriage contract 
with Jan Hendricksen van Sals- 
bergen, 365 

Moree, Pieter, 226, 234 

Mortgages, to be recorded in county, 
8; in office of secretary of the 
province, 8; Dutch, validity of. 9 

Mudder kill, 109. 167 



422 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



Munsell, Joel, records printed by, 6 
Murderer's kill, no, 120, 255 
M\ ndertsen, see Meyndertsen 

Nachawawachkano, 282 

Nachtenack, 132 

Nack, Jan, 22; deed from Barent 
Reyndersen to, 23; deed to Jan 
Vinhagen, 204; deed from Robert 
Sanders and wife to, 304 

Naktemoot, 161 

Nanamawe, 281 

Nananachquak, 260 

Netopoes, 281 

Xeuten hoek, 117 

Xewameen, 189, 191 

Nischotawa, 259. 268, 281 

Nisi Campe, 107 

Niskayuna (Canastagioene), 28, 84, 
151, 152, 220, 257. 258. 271. 272, 274, 
275, 280, 300, 334, 338, 339. 354. 363. 

403 

Xohachtequaesich, 235 

Noorman, Jan Jansen, 296, 356 

Xoormans, Geertruy, 182 

Xoortstrant (Nordstrand), II, 67 

Xorden, n 

Normans kill, 80, 184, 186, 267, 298, 
312 

North Pearl street, 134, 135. L36, 211, 
289, 293, 399. See also Pearl street 

Norton street, 53 

Nottingham, William, grant to Wil- 
liam Parker referred to, 100, 101, 
106 

Xottonowaw, 100 

Nutten Hook, 117 

Ochquarokichke, 199 
Ochquese, 276 
Ochsechrage, 195 
Ochseratonque, 195 
Odianne, 197 

Oldenburg, emigration from, n 
Onekeek (Onnekeek), 222, 303 
Onighreende, 276 
Onitskotha, 391 
Onitsquothaa creek, 276 
Onochpakapaween, 270 



Onondagas, proposition relating to 
lands on the Susquehanna, 198 

Onwitxharon, 339, 340 

Oothout, 189, 191 

Osawenik (alias Scheele Jacob), 303 

Otskondaraogoo, 151 

Otten, Elmer (Helmerich), deed 
from widow of, 15, 40, 201, 216; 
origin, 74; deed to widow of, 74: 
patent granted to, 216, 236; men- 
tioned 11, 75 

Ottnewadesat, 229 

Ottonowa (Ottonawaw), 189, 191, 
259, 268 

Ouderkerk, Jan Jansen, deed from 
Capt. Johannes Clute to, 45 ; men- 
tioned, 46, 47, 51, 95, 294 

Overijsel, 64 

Owe'adachane, 200 

Pacachkook, 260 

Pachquyak, 19 

Paerde hoeck (Parda hook), 71 

Pakakeincq, 85 

Panaskenak, 260; deed to Lucas San • 
ten, John Spragge, Dirck Wessels 
and Cornelis van Dyck, 268; attor- 
ney for Tatankemitt, 268 

Panemat, 259 

Papawachketik, 19 

Papegay, 223 

Papendorp, 207 

Papscanee (Papskney) island, 402 

Paquetarent, 85 

Parker, William, bond and mortgage 
to John Pynchon, 54; patent re- 
ferred to, 55, 2Ti: deed to Jan 
Conell. 99, 101 ; deed to Dirck 
Wesselsen and Jacob Sandersen 
Glen, 100; deed to Robert Gardiner, 
106, 112. 113: deed to Dirck Albert- 
sen Bratt, 210, 211, 217; deed from 
ceased, 263; deed to Ryck Claessen 
Dirck Albertsen Bratt to, 214; de- 
referred to, 263; mentioned, 249 

Pasanthkack, 269-70 

Patents, to be taken out by settlers, 8 

Patkook, 282 

Pauls, Jannetie, 102, 103. 104, 105 



4^3 



Paulussen, Thomas, sec Powell, 
Thomas 

Pawachpanaehkam, 277 

Pawachtuek, 260 

Paws (Pows, Paus), Barentje Ger- 
rits, deed from Adriaen Jansen 
Appel to, 192; will of, 193; deed to 
John Byvanck, 194; power of attor- 
ney to Dirck Wessels and Gerrit 
Bancker, 194; deed from estate of 
Rutger Arentsen to, 237 

Paws, Elsie Gerrits, 193 

Pearl (Paerel) street, 320, 390, 391. 
See also Xorth Pearl street 

Pearson, John M., acknowledgments 
to, 5 

Pearson, Jonathan, translations made 
by, 5; writings of, 6, 7, 13: dia- 
grams of house lots in Albany, 
9:10; translations, wording pre- 
served by editor, 12 

Pearson, W. L., acknowledgments to, 

5 

Peek (Peck), Jacobus, 199, 394 

Peeke, John, widow of, 315 

Peeke, Mary, 315 

Pells, Everard, 239 

Penn, William, attempt to secure 
upper Susquehanna valley, 10 

Penniman, James, deed from Robert 
Gardiner to administrators of 
estate of, 104; deed from adminis- 
trators of estate to Jean Rosie, 
105; deed from Geertruy Hieroni- 
mus Wessels to administrators of 
estate of, in; deed from adminis- 
trators of estate to Robert Gard- 
iner, 113 

Pesquanachqua, 304 

Peyster, Abraham, see De Peyster, 
Abraham 

Philipsen, Leendert, sec Conyn, Leen- 
dert Philipsen 

Philipsen, Philip, sec De Moer, 
Philip Philipsen 

Phillipsen, Frederic, 172; lot of, 174 

Pichketay. 241 

Pieterse, Volkje, 157 

Pietersen, Barent, see Coeymans, 
Barent Pietersen 



Pietersen, Lucas, see Coeymans, Lu- 
cas Pietersen 

Pietersen, Reyndert, patent to, 17, 
243 ; estate of, conveyance to Albert 
Ryckman, 17, 241; estate, referred 
to, 135, 136 

Pietersen, Teunis, deed from Dirck 
Albertsen Bratt to, 211, 217; deed 
to Pieter Philipsen Schuyler, 212, 
213 ; deed from Harmen Bastiaen- 
sen Visscher to, 278; deed to 
Johannes Appel, 279, 389 

Pillippuwas, 84 

Pinonak, 63 

Piskawen kill, 150, 184, 218 

Poesten Bouwery, 44 

Poesten kill, 44, 177, 247, 270; mill 
on, 68, 271 ' 

Pompoen, 63 

Pompoenick, 241, 380 

Popgassik, 2j 

Potick, 19, 153 

Powell (Paulussen), Jannetje, deed 
to Paulus Martensen, 61 ; deed to 
Anthony Lespinard, 174; deed to 
Andries Hansen Scherp and Jurian 
Collier, 201 ; deed to Jacob Jansen 
Gardenier, 226, 234; deed to Steven 
Jansen Coningh, 238; deed to Jan 
Martensen, 319 

Powell (Paulussen), Thomas, widow 
of, 61, 174, 201, 226, 234, 238, 319: 
statement concerning, 61 ; deed 
from Sander Leendertsen Glen 
referred to, 62; patent to, referred 
to, 202; mentioned, 209 

Powhyates (Pouhyates), 63 

Pows, Barentje Gerrits, see Paws, 
Barentje Gerrits 

Pretty, (Prittj. Pritty, Preety), Rich- 
ard, appraisal of property, 173; 
attorney for Mrs Stuyvesant, 297; 
witness, 15. 17, 20, 22-24, 29, 32, 
50, 198, 316, 349, 405; mentioned, 
73^ 92, 128 

Provoost, Johannes administrator of 
estate of Madam van Curler, 114, 
115, 251, 252; administrator of 
estate of Hendrick Willemsen, 184, 
267, 299; witness to transactions 



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EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 



with Indians relating to Susque- 
hanna lands, 198; attorney of 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, 3C9; vendue 
master, 367; sheriff, witness, 21-24, 
44-46, 48, 66, 79, 84, 96-101, 107, 
108, in, 113, 152, 153, 180, 188-90, 

2OO, 21-' 

Pruyme vlakte, 179 

Pruyn, Frans Jansen, deed from 

Johannes Clute to, 323 ; witness, 

397 ; mentioned, 321 
Pruyn, John V.L., copy of manuscript 

calendar of records made for, 5 
Purmerent, Claes Laurensen, see Van 

der Volgen, Claes Laurensen 
Pynchon, John, bond and mortgage 

from William Parker to. 54 

Quachanock, 304 

Quackenbos, Adryaen, witness, 379. 

380, 381 ; release of wife's paternal 

inheritance, 379 
Quackenbos. Jan, deed from Mohawk 

sachems to. 363 
Quackenbos, Reynier, deed from 

Mohawk sachems to, 363 
Quahemesicos, 132 
Quisichkook, 282 

Raemaecker, Paulus Martensen, see 
Van Benthuysen, Paulus Marten- 
sen 

Reformed Church at Albany, deed 
from deacons to Capt. Philip 
Pietersen Schuyler, 24; bond and 
mortgage from Elizabeth de Linde 
to deacons of, 99, 176; deed from 
Dorothea Douw to deacons of, 331 ; 
deed of water rights on Beaver 
kill to Melgert Wynantsen van der 
Poel, 353; quitclaim deed from 
heirs of Teunis Dircksen van 
Vechten to, 368; deed from Adri- 
aen Jansen Appel to, 369; deed 
from Jacob Jansen van Xoortstrant 
to. 369 

Renselaer, Mr, see Van Rensselaer, 
Jeremias 



Rensslaerswyck, 8; settlement of con- 
troversy with Beverwyck, 10; 
becomes an English manor, 11 

Reyckersen, Michiel, t59 

Re